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I ■! J ARLIAMERTAHY JOTTINGS.…

THE FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT AT…

1. ! A CURIOUS LIBEL CASE.

FRIGHTFUL COLLIERY ACCIDENT…

THE ROYAL MOTTOES OF ENGLAND.I

'--THE WRECK OF THE LEADER.

I HIGHWAY ROBBERY BY A WOMAN.

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HIGHWAY ROBBERY BY A WOMAN. Charlotte Wilson, a repulsive-looking old woman, well know as a street thief, was brought before Mr. Burcham, at the Southwark Police-court, charged with stealing a purse containing 17s. 9d. from the person of °rp^ -Neal, under the following circumstances:— he prosecutor, a tailor, residing in Granby-street, Waterloo-road, said that about a quarter to eleven °,c 0<~ at ^ght he was proceeding along Stamford- street towards home when the prisoner accosted him by asking him to give her a penny. He put his hand S i,1? P°?ket, pulled out his purse, and gave her one. He had not proceeded many yards before the prisoner rushed upon him and snatched the purse from him, and ran away. He, however, pursued and seized hold of her, and while they were struggling together a female rushed between them. He retained hold of her until a constable came up, when he took the empty purse from her and gave her into custody. In answer to Mr. Burcham, Witness said he was perfectly sober, having only partaken of a glass of ale at the Clerkenwell Police- station, where he had left some clothing. He changed a sovereign there, paid 3d. for a pint of ale, and gave a constable 2s. The remaining 17s. 9d. he put in his purse, and proceeded homewards, when the prisoner accosted him. Police-constable 125 L said that a little after eleven o clock he was on duty in Stamford-street, when he heard cries of "Police" near the Stamford Arms Tavern. He proceeded there, and saw the prosecutor struggling with the prisoner, whom he gave into cus- tody for robbing him of his purse, containing 17s. 9d., the prosecutor at the same time handing witness the empty purse produced, saying that he took it from ?■ 0 Prisoner denied the charge, and declared that she never had the parse in her possession. Wit- ness took her into custody, and she was searched at the station-house, when 71d. was found on her. Mr. Burcham asked if she was known ? Witness replied in the affirmative. She was a notorious thief, and if a remand was granted he be- lieved he should ba able to apprehend her companion in the robbery. Mr. Burcham accordingly remanded her until Thursday next.

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