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IlfSllAL PARLIAMENT. 'Il

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WEAVERS AND TBEIB WORK,

SUICIDE OF A DOMESTIC SERVANT.

ALLEGED MISTAKEN IDENTITY.

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ALLEGED MISTAKEN IDENTITY. John Lewis Cotton, a very respectable-looking young man, who was described on the charge-sheet as a clerk, residing at 73, Cow Cross-street, was brought up at Guildhall before Sir James Dake, charged with steal- ing a watch from the prosecutor. Thomas Walsbury said he was an assistant to Mr. Keane, the sheriff's officer for Surrey. About half- past ten o'clock on the previous night he was in Little Bridge-street, Blackfriars, when the prisoner, who was in front of him, snatched his watch away, broke the chain, and made off with it. He was pursued and captured near the Old Bailey. He lost sight of him at the corner of New Bridge-street and Ludgate-MU. In answer to Mr. Beard, who appeared for the pri- soner, he said that two young men were running, and the other was to have been there to give evidence, but he had not come. He had never seen the prisoner be- fore, but he had no doubt he was the man who ran away with his watch. By Sir James Dake There was a light by which be could see the features of the accused perfectly weli, and it was a light night besides. The ether young man never lost sight of him. John Jones, 387, proved hearing the cry of "Stop thief and stopping the prisoner near the Old Bailey. When he took him he said, What have you got me for ? The prosecutor came up and said the prisoner had stolen his watoh. The prisoner said, I did not steal your watch. I was only running after the man who has gone down the Old Bailey." He did not see any man running in front of the prisoner. The wateh had not been found. Mr. John Edward Daffield said he was a carriage and harness maker, carrying on buainess at 168, Aldersgate-street, and he had known the prisoner from his infancy, and he had been his clerk for the last three years. His family was highly respectable, and his uncle was a magistrate for the county of Kent. There was no want of money to induce him to do such a thing, for he could at any time have had J210 from witness. Besides, his wife had aa income sufficient to support the whole family respectably. The prisoner's character had been blameless, aiid he (witness) had unbounded confidence in him. He believed him in- capable of committing such an act as that imputed to him. Sir James Dake thought there was some mistake, but remanded the case for the attendance of the other witness. Bail was taken.

SINGULAR SUICIDE OF A SAILOR.

TERRIBLE BOILER EXPLOSION…

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THE LAW OF COUNTERFEIT COIN

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