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REMINISCENCES OF A FORMER…

PUBLIC GARDENS AND POLITICAL…

THE CARMARTHEN SCHOOL BOARD.

THE LATE EARL MAYO.

THE TICHBORNE CASE.

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THE TICHBORNE CASE. After upwards of one hundred days of patient and laborious investigation, and nearly nine months from the May morning when Mr. Serjeant Ballantine first opened the ease of the claimant to the Tichborne title and estates, in the Court of Common Pleas, at West- minster Hall, the Jury have at length declared them- selves satisfied. Subject to the directions of Lord Chief Justice Bovill, and to the desire of the counsel to add to the enormous mass of testimony already before the Court, the Foreman, speaking on behalf of him- self and his ten colleagues, has formally announced that no furthur evidence is required. The restraints which are, for sufficient reasons, imposed upon public journalists in treating of matters still pending in a court of law, forbid us, for the present, to attempt to estimate the significance of this abrupt, but not altoge- ther unexpected, interposition. But whatever may be the verdict which the Jury have now declared themselves ready to deliver, it cannot be said that these long-suffer- ing gentlemen have been either rash or negligent. The Attorney-General, in expressing his readiness to abstain from troubling them with further evidence, and Mr. Serjeant Ballantine, while asking a brief delay for the purpose of communicating with his juniors, have Ween equally emphatic in their acknowledgments of the attention and care bestowed upon the case by those in whose hands the decision ultimately lies. Never were compliments further removed from the cha- racter of mere words of course. The haphazard and uaequal system under which our juries are empanelled has in this instance, at least, achieved a practical success. Up to Wednesday last, when a two hours' wrangle between counsel over dry points of law evoked from the Judge a reference to the fact that the trial had reached its hundredth day, followed by a pro- test on the part of the Jury against so much time being wasted, no token of anything but resignation has es- caped from the lipa of those now historically famous eleven.

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THE " CONSEQUENTIAL" CLAIMS.

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