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THE LAW OF MORTMAIN.

THE ASSASSINATION CONSPIRACY.

ASSAULTING A SWEETHEART.

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ASSAULTING A SWEETHEART. William Hods son, a tall, well-dressed man, about thirty years of age, was brought before Mr. Paget, at the Thames Police-court, charged with assaulting Caroline Gosling, a young woman, who said she was employed on a sewing-machine, and lived in Sidney- square. The complainant, whose eye was blackened and forehead bruised, said defendant and she lived to- gether for six weeks, and she left him on Saturday week, and told him their parting must be for ever. The previous evening she was leaving the Eagle Tavern, in the Mile End-road, with a young gentleman with whom she was acquainted, when the prisoner came up to her, and asked her how she dared to form an acquaintance with any other man besides himself, and wanted her to leave the gentleman she was with. She refused to do so, tind told him to go about his business. The prisoner then earnestly her to renew the connection which existed. She refused, and begged him to leave 11 He did so, and she went to supper roomB and p'< of supper. On leaving there the prisoner her again, stopped her, and called her bad ohe refused to have anything to do with him, then struck her on the eye. She gave him into »' custody of a police-constable, and he implored of not to lock him up, and promised not to molest beI „ hit her again. She permitted his release, and afterwards he met her again and struck her on^ t forehead. She fell, and was raised by the bysta^S'( Mr. Paget: What was doing at the Eagle night? sir. r. Witness: Only the pleasure gardens ooen, They are open till eleven at night. well John Everidge, a tailor by trade, said he sa# J prosecutrix ill-used. He was totally with her, but he did not like to see a woman knoc about- tw The Prisoner, in defence, said I was tipsy time. I did not know what I did. i J John Kimber, No. 312 K, said he found the 7°^ woman crying, and the prisoner running away- forehead was marked and her eye bruised. It f Ji, now blackened. He believed the complainant liv^ a respectable house in Sidney-square, Stepney> a was of comparatively good character. ,r Mr. Paget said it was very unmanly to str$eJ woman, but he could quite understand this arose0 of jealousy. The parties had lived together as I°, f wife, and the prisoner was jealous of the man J! was with her. He would allow the prisoner to Pa/j J was not more than half-a-dozen times he'1 allowed a man to pay a fine for striking aW0« He was hardly justified in doing it in this case. prisoner had committed a cowardly and savaged, He fined him 40a., or, in default, one month'3 prisonment,

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