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LOCAL JOTTINGS.

JIR. CHILDERS AT EDINBURGH.

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OUR PARIS LETTER.

THE PROPOSED BANQUET TO SIR…

MR. CHAMBERLAIN AND THE bECOND…

! LOUD CLAUD HAMILTON ON VOLUNTARY…

EPIPHANY SERVICES.

MARRIAGE OF MR. STUART : WORTLEY.

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THE CARDIFF POST-OFFICE AND…

EDUCATION IN WALES.

THE NEW JUDGE.

THE PROPOSED RESTORATION OF…

LAND AGITATION IN WALES.

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THE SOUDAN. 1

THE NEW FRENCH CABINET.

DEATH OF A FRENCH EX-MINISTER.

THE ROBBERY AT A VIENNA JEWELLER'S.

SUICIDE AT MONTE CARLO.

THE HARVEST IN AUSTRALIA.

AFFAIRS IN SOUTH AFRICA.

FIRE IN LONDON.

ANOTHER SERIOUS FIRE.

.A SAILOR SUFFOCATED,

EXTRAORDINARY SUICIDE.

THE CONFESSION OF THE STOKE…

FRAUDS ON INTENDING EMIGRANTS.

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FRAUDS ON INTENDING EMIGRANTS. IMPORTANT PROSECUTION. At Middlesex Sessions on Wednesday (before the Assistant Judge) Frederick Jones, aged 28, labourer, said to be residing at 12, Brewer-street, Goswell- road, was indicted for obtaining by false pretences from John Evans the sum of 5s., from Geo. Davis the sum of 5s., from Francis Furst the sum of 5s., and from James Bristow the sum of 5s„ in each case with intent to defraud.—The prisoner pleaded not guilty.—Mr. Mead appeared for the prosecution.— The prisoner was charged with obtaining money from persons residing in Birmingham and other parts. He went to the house of a Mr. Mudd in Great College-street, Camden-town, where he rented a room at 3s. 6d. per week. He put an ad- vertisement in some Birmingham newspapers ad- dressed to married and single men, offering free passages to New Zealand, giving the address 87, Great College-street, where he called after the advertisement had appeared in the news- papers, and received a large number of letters from applicants wishing to go to New Zealand, and inside of them were directed and stamped envelopes for instructions to be sent to them. The accused, in reply, sent back a printed form setting forth that the persons about to emigrate would be provided with plenty of work, good wages, and comfortable quarters, and that they would find immediate employment on the works of Messrs. Newton and Co.; but added this condition, that those accepting such terms would have to agree to pay their fares out to Now Zealand by instalments, and they would, with the form, have to send a deposit of 5s. for each adult, and 2s. 6d. for every infant, and those not accepted would have their deposit returned to them. Inquiries at Birming- ham led to the police communicating with Detec- tive-Inspector Charles Dodd and Detective Taylor, both of the Y Division, who kept observation upon the prisoner from a description given to them. They stopped him one day after he left Great College-street, in the St. Pancras-road, carrying a black bag, and saw him open it and take out some letters and read them, after which he put them back into the bag. Inspector Dodd told him be was a police officer, and that he wished to know how he accounted for the possession of the bag and its contents, when he replied that they belonged to him. He after- wards said that his name was Romford, and that he lived in Bruce-grove, Tottenham. When the bag was opened it was found to contain a number of letters, some of which were addressed to Rom- ford and Co., 87, Great College-street, Camden- town, and at the police-station no less than 101 applications from persons desirous of going to New Zealand, some from newspaper proprietors, editors, clerks, and others, and nearly thirty of them contained remittances sent from various parts of England. When shown the deluding ad- vertisement, the prisoner said he did not insert it himself, but a friend of his did for him, and he was expecting a letter from Messrs. Newton, Williams, and Company, of Birmingham, who were wanting people. It was afterwards found out that the prisoner had given a false name, and had been out of employment for some time pant.—The jury found the prisoner guilty.—The Assistant Judge sentenced him to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for nine months, and remarked that it was of grave importance that the police authorities should take notice of misleading advertisements as it would prevent much fraud. The police had behaved well in bringing the prisoner to justice.