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POLITICAL GOSSIP. --

^ARLIAMMTARI JOTTINGS. ,,',.

THE DUBLIN LIBEL CASE.

ATTEMPTED GAROTTE ROBBERY.

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…

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ALLEGED ASSAULT UPON A LADY BY A POLICEMAN. James M'Manus, police-constable, 86, S division, stationed at the Kentish-town police-station, was charged before Mr. Barker, at the Clerkenwell Police- court, with unlawfully assaulting and beating Mrs. Harriet Elmer, of 5, Randolph-street, Camden-town, on the 23rd ult. Mr. L. Lewis prosecuted; Mr. Wontner defended; and Mr. Henry Allen, prosecuting officer of the Associate Institution for Improving and Enforcing the Laws for the Protection of Women, watched the case. Mr. Lewis, in opening the case, said that as he understood there was to be a conflict of evidence, he should ask the magistrate to send the case for trial, to allow a jury to decide the case. The Complainant said that on the day in question, at about half-past three in the morning, she was in the St. Paul's-road with her mother, returning home from attending a sick eossin, who had since died. As' she passed defendant he said good morning, and her mother answered him. He followed and took hold of her mother, and afterwards took hold of her by the arm rather roaghly. She told him to take his hands off her, and he said, "I am not the nrst man who has laid hands on von to-night, and you are no better than you ought to be." She had a sharp struggle to get away from him, and in that her arm was bruised and her dress torn. J She had not spoken to the defendant nor to any man on her way home. Cross-examined: She might nave stated that the defendant had'been drinking, and his breath smelt as if he had. She saw the defendant at the polios-sta- tion on the Saturday following, but she did not then say that he had been drinking. She said that if the defendant would apologise she would forgive hire but he said, There is none needed." She would not nr accept his apology, as he had said that he had seen her out with some drunken men. Mrs. Elmer said that the complainant was her daughter, and on the day in question the defendant took hold of her arm and trod on her boot. Whilst she was doing up her boot the defendant insulted her daughter by taking hold of her by the nght arm She resisted much, and in the eLgStoCdS. ™ lnsulted he? daughter, and said that he was not the first man that had laid his hands on her shoulders that night. She did not say that the I drfnkhfg 8 though she thought he had been ?nt?er said that no one regretted more than his client that he should have mistaken the young u J' one else he had seen that night, but he wished now to withdraw all imputation on her cha- racter and make an ample apology for. what he had said under mistake. The Complainant said that as the defendant would not make an apology at first, she would now leave the matter in the hands of the magistrate. Inspectors Shatford and Millard gave the defendant. a good character, and said^that on the E'gnt in ques- tion the defendant was perfectly sober.. Mr. Wontner said he hoped that the magistrate would be content with the defendant's apology, Etna dismiss the case. j Mr. Barker said he considered the deferdant bad [ behaved very ill in the matter, and fined him 40s. and the costs, or in default twenty-one days' hard labour » n the House of Correction. | The prisoner was locked up in default.

LOSS OF THE SHIP FUSILIER…

GREAT STORM AT ST. PETERSBURG.

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