Hide Articles List

14 articles on this Page

THE COURT. -----

POLITICAL GOSSIP. --

LITERATURE AND THE ARTS. -

MOTIVE POWER IN A NEW SHAPE.

A FRIGHTFUL ASSAULT.

News
Cite
Share

A FRIGHTFUL ASSAULT. John Haydon, a labouring man, was charged at Worship, street with feloniously cutting and wounding John Osborne. A certificate from the London Hospital was put in showing that Osborne had been received into it with injuries of such a severe character as to disable him from attending to give evidence. From the testimony of a man named Edward Baylis it appeared that on the preceding night he accompanied Osborne to a house in Cross-street, Bethnal-green, where the prisoner lives, to make inquiries as to an alleged insult committed Uy him upon the wife of Osborne. That on entering Os- borne was the first to go upstairs, and the witness Baylis almost immediately heard cries of pain and alarm; that he himself went up, and observed Haydon inside a room, the door of which was partly closed, cutting at Osborne with a saw. Blood was pouring down the face of the poor fellow, and he rolled down tho face of the poor fellow, and he rolled down on the stair landing insensible. Baylis, who had retreated into an adjoining apartment from fear, then picked the wounded man up, and conveyed him to a doctor, who directed immediate removal to the hos- pital. Three wounds were near the left temple, in each of which a man's finger would lie. Collins, 201, said that he aasiated in taking Osborne to the hospital, at which time he could not speak. Prisoner closely quest :oned Baylis as to whether he bad not seen Osborne striking blows with a poker, which witness positively denied. Priscner declared that he had acted only in self-de- fence, and alleged that.Osbomo to,a forced the room door wbi'o ko nail his wife were in bed, a circumstance tliat so alarmed him as to induce him to use the saw for the purpose of preventing a complete entry being made. It was the only protection he was in posses- sion of, while Osborne had a poker. Baylis, questioned by the magistrate, again and again denied having seen a poker or any weapon in the hands of Osborne; and the prisoner was re- manded.

ASSASSINATION OF PRINOE ALFRED…

EXTRACTS FROM " PUNCH " &…

Railway Lines for Music.

From our Neuralgic Contributor.…

[No title]

FRACAS IN THE DUBLIN EXHIBITION.

OUR MISCELLANY. -+-

SUICIDE OF A YOUNG WOMAN aT…

[No title]