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VITRIOL THRO WTNG THROUGH JEALOUSY. At Hanley, on Monday, Elizabeth M'Dermott, a young woman of respectable appearance, who had been living in service, was charged with throwing vitriol on Barnard Sweeney. The prosecutor, who is a brick- layers' labourer, appeared in court with his face covered with a handkerchief, which was not removed, except for a moment to show the bench the extent of the injuries, and the sight then presented was sicken- ing. He stated that he lived at Hanley, and the pri- soner had been living at Burslem. He began to keep company with her about six months ago, but left her about three weeks since. He met her in the Market- square, Hanley, on Saturday evening, when she said she wanted to speak to him about the Welch girl she had heard he was going to marry. He told her he would see her far enough before he would speak to her, when she retorted that he had been drummed out of his regiment. He knowing, as he said, that her object was to puthim in a passion, walked on, and she called out, daring him to come back. He went to the police-station to get advice, in order to prevent her following him about, and afterwards was talking in High-street with a young woman who had come from Stafford, when the prisoner passed, went into a druggist's shop, and returning to him, said, Is this the Welch woman you are going to marry and make a —— of, as you have made of me?" He replied, "Yes," and she took a mug from under her shawl, and threw its con- tents into his face, saying, "Take that, you Cross-examined: He had not promised to marry the prisoner, nor did he know that her wedding dress had been bought. She had told him she was in the family-way by him. He did not know whether or not she came to him a fortnight ago to ask what he meant to do about the child. He did not know that she had been almost destitute since she left service. The prisoner was committed for trial. r

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