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AN OPIUM EATER IN THE WITNESS-BOX,

The TYLDESLEY FORGERY-SENTENCE…

THE "RIBBON OATH."

AN IMPUDENT SWINDLER.

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AN IMPUDENT SWINDLER. The Schumacker family in Paris will, no doubt, be remembered, with its law suits and criminal trials. The father, a cabman, suing the daughter, a woman of the delJJl monde who had become the Marquise d'Orvault, for alimony, and the son condemned to the Bagne, from which he subseouently escaped, for shooting at his sister to extort money from her. The parents have now just appeared again in public to prosecute a female swindler, calling herself the Counts Jordan Poninska, nit Countess d Osten-Sacken. This woman, shortly after the tl ial of the son, called on the Schumackers, and pretending to have great influence with the Empress and personages of rank, offered to solicit a pardon for the young man. The cabman and his wife readily became the dupes of this great lady, who, although, according to her representation*, pos- Refsed entire villages in Poland, condescended to borrow sums of money varying from JE4 to meet the costs on a draft for 93,200, which she was expecting, down to a shilling to pay for mending a pair of shoes. The loi- disant countess, of course, could not call on great people to intercede for the son without wearing jewellery, and as she had none herself she borrowed from the Scbumackers a gold chain with a diamond worth £16, a pearl ring, and a coral bracelet, but which, as might be expected, she never returned. She likewise took Madame Sebumacker into her service aa cook, and allowed the latter to advance money for marketing. But the famous draft for £ 3.2 '0 not arriving, the cabman and his wife lost patience and denounced their protectress to the police, who dis- covered that she had been already condemned for swindling in Baden, Saxony, and England. The spurious countets was sentenced to three years' im- prisonment.

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NO MORE DISPUTES WITH " CABBY!…

DISTRESSING AFFAIR NEAR ABERFELDY.

A COSTLY LIQUIDATION.

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THE CRACOW CONVENT CASE.I;

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AN INCIDENT OF RAILWAY TRAVELLING.

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THE" GAISOPHANER."

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