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POLITICAL GOSSIP. --

^ARLIAMMTARI JOTTINGS. ,,',.

THE DUBLIN LIBEL CASE.

ATTEMPTED GAROTTE ROBBERY.

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ATTEMPTED GAROTTE ROBBERY. Dennis Mahoney, a tall, powerful-looking young fellow, was brought before Mr. Woolrych at the South- wark Police-court, charged with grasping Arthur William Harwood by the throat, otherwise assault- ing him, and attempting to rob him of his watch and chain. The prosecutor, a furniture polisher, residing in Holywell-street, Strand, said that on Saturday night, about twelve o'clock, he was passing St. George's Church, High-street, Borough, when some one suddenly pounced upon him and seized him violently by the throat, pulling him a little backwards, and at the same time he received a Punch in the back. A grasp was then made at watch which was pulled out of his pocket, but Tt time succeeded in releasing himself, and caught hold of the prisoner as he was in the act of breaking the watch from the chain. They had a severe struggle, but on hearing footsteps approach, the prisoner dropped the watch, and bolted across the road up a court. Witness pursued him, but meeting a constable, he told him what had taken place, when they both proceeded up the court, and found the prisoner in a doorway panting for breath, when he gave him into custody. Witness was positive that the prisoner was the man who had his watch. William Hodge, 250 M, said:he was on duty in Black- man-street, Borough, about one o'clock on Sunday morning, when he saw the prosecutor follow a man f across the road, calling out Stop thief! When he arrived at the corner of the court, the prosecutor told him that the man who had run up there, had garotted him, and attempted to steal his watch. Witness accompanied him up the court, and when they got to the top he saw the prisoner in a doorway, out of breath, and perspiration pouring from his face. The prosecu- tor came up, and said, ''That s the man who attempted to rob me," and gave him into custody. The prisoner I denied the charge, and went quietly to the station- t house. The prosecutor was perfectly sober. § In answer to the charge, | The prisoner said he had been in the Catherine f public house until twelve o'clock. He then went into J a pie-shop in Redcross-street, and after teat was 1 afepE-t t-I) enter Ms house wppn the oonsta-ble took him I into custody. As for his being out of breath and in a perspiration, he accounted for that by having a quarrel with his mother and a man a few minutes previous. He denied being near St. George's Church, or ever seeing the prosecutor before. Mr. Woolrych observed that a very desperate at- tempt had been made to rob the prosecutor, and, as the evidence was so direct, he should commit the prisoner for trial.

THE SHIRLEY MURDER.

, MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST A RAILWAY…

A LADY COMPETITOR AT A RIFLE…

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THE ROUPELL FORGERIES.

ALLEGED ASSAULT UPON A LADY…

LOSS OF THE SHIP FUSILIER…

GREAT STORM AT ST. PETERSBURG.

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