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j f0 KENTUCKY FI8K-STORY.

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._--DRILLING ALL NIGHT.

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DRILLING ALL NIGHT. A FATHER IMPRISONED FOR CRUELTY TO HIS CHILD. Some extraordinary revelations of a father's ,ill-tre»tmeo.t of his eight year «»' Gon were 11:¡,de public at Bir'^d».gb«m Cih t r on Thursday, when Harry Chailes Akximlir, 33, house painter, and his wife, Jiorence, £ 8, were charged with having treated tne child house painter, and his wife, Florence, 28, were charged with having treated the child in such a manner as to cause him unneces- sary suffering.-Dr. Showell Rogers prose- cuted on behalf of the Birmingham .Branch of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. He admitted that the boy was most unruly, and caused his parents considerable trouble, but he main- tained that, no matter what wrong he had committed, his parents had no right to punish him in such a manner as they had done. —The boy told the stipendiary that on Thursday week he stayed away from school, and remained in the city until eight o'clock. When he arrived home he was sent, upstairs by his mother, and his father beat him with a stick. He was at that time undressed, and when his father had finished thrashing him his mother beat him with the same stick. After the beating his father compelled Mm to walk about the room carrying in each hand a boot, which he held over his head. Then he was made to hold a hammer and a stick in the same manner, and, he walked or stood in the room with his hands, above his head nearly all night. His father, who went to sleep, told his sister to keep awake for an hour and see that he did not stop walking, and it was his sister who early in the morning told him to hold the hammer over his head. The boy was examined by a. medical man, and on his body were found fourteen bruises, including a large rue over his left eye, which the boy stated had been caused by a blow given by his mother. A bruise on one of his legs was 7in. long and 2in. wide.—The allegations against them were denied by the parents, and the father, who chose to be sworn, stated that the boy was brought home on by some commmons. He had stayed; away fTOm school, and liad sold his boots and stockings and spent the money he had reived for them, He was struck once or twice with the stick, but as regarded the holding up of the boots and the hammer, he stated that the boy must have been playing with his sister.-The Stipendiary said that the treatment the boy had received was most cruel and inhuman, although he was a bad boy. The father was the responsible party, and he would be sent to gaol for 21 days with hard labour. As regarded the mother he maintained that she acted under the coer- cion of her husband, but she was not free from blame. He advised her to look after her son properly, and adjourned the case against her for eight weeks to see if her be- haviour towards the boy during that time was good. 1

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A NEW RUSSIAN SHELL.

A NEW RUSSIAN SHELL.

JACK AND HIS "GROG."

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LADY SENT TO PRISON.

AN EX-POLICEMAN'S CPaME.

KILLED WHILE GOING RABBIT…

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MAltRIED A CENTURY.

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i STEALING- A CHILD.

.DEATH OF VIE COUNTESS BATIING.