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THE OHARGE OF CRUELTY TO A BOY AT CARLISLE. Mouaghan, in the service of the Royal Engineers; was brought up before the Carlisle magistrates charged with unlawfully and violently assaulting hil stepson, Ralph Simpson, a boy ten years of age, The court was crowded, and such was the indignation of the public at the prisoner's cruelty that he wol frequently hissed during the hearing of the case. Ralph Simpson, who is an intelligent-looking boy, de* posed that on that day fortnight the prisoner called him early in the morning, and sent him out to pick of leaves near the house where they resided, at Harker 0 short distance from Carlisle. While so engaged bie father came to him, and made him strip off his olotheS, took him, to a tree, round which he put the boy's arOO, and then tied his wrists with a rope. Having thus se cured him, the prisoner flogged him with a ropÐ. his back being already sore from the effects of a prØ" vious flagellation. He next placed the boy in tbÐ pump.trough and pumped water upon him. He the11 put on the lad's clothes and sent him to bed. Simpso51 afterwards lift home, and went to Carlisle uni$} •workhouse. The medical officer of the workhouse the boy's body, when he went <to the workhouse, W0? covered with a number of bruises, and had at twenty large wounds. So much bad the boY booo abused, that the case had been adjourned for a wee]; before he could appear in court; and the medical ]11etJ then attending him considered _his woands dangero«?' A police officer produced two pieces of rope and a boy. shirt, which he had found in a dark closet in the Pr> soner's house, saturated with blood. The garffl0? was identified by the boy as that which he had WO after being flogged by his stepfather. The magistral, committed the prisoner for trial, and refused to admJ him to boil.

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