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fi 0<J1 IN A WINE GLASS. Tibe Court of Criminal Appeal lias given its .JeekioH in the case of John White, who had beeai indicted at the Birmingham Assizes for Ike murder of his mother and had been con- victed of attempted murder, the sentence being p&nai servitude- for life. It- was contended on his behalf that there was 00' reasonable evidence on which he could be coKth'led-, and that the verdict could not be supported. jsJr, Justice Bray, giving the decision of the tfsvrt, said the prisoner's mother was found dt('(H1, beside her being a table on which was a want* glass containing "nectar," in which it was i&vnd there were two grams of cyanide of potas- ø:iutll. There was no evidence that she had Itkea any of the liquid, and the post, mortem J.:a.mination showed that death resulted from ^yseope brought on perhaps by fright. The o-f poison in the glass was not even to kill. The prisoner's case was that had placed the poison in a cupboard intend- ing to use it for tools, and that his mother must b-Vc: picked it up in mistake for sugar. There wM evidence to show th:it the prisoner had a MV{3 for killing his mother—namely, in order 1c t»Vi«. in her money. This might have been the toe ginning of an attempt to murder, but there 1*2.7! been an attempt nevertheless. The court iboajeht the jury took more notice of the fact that it was evident that the prisoner thought he ■fflhttxtd enough in th-e glass to kill his mother. The court came to' the conclus on that th-jre (ftM tm ground for -s,liing the conviction or issferfeting with the sentence, and the appeal be dlsmis-sed.

"OLD CHINA" JUDGMENT.

.. CREWE BY-ELECTION. 7

AN UNFINISHED MESSAGE.

ItYING BOY AND HIS FATHER.

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POLICEMEN SHOPBREAKERS. J

.., ! WARNING TO HOUSEMAIDS.I…

I . .DEATH OF MISS LOTTIE…

FORTUNE IN A FORGE.

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FUN AND FANCY.

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