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-v DESPERATE i I T TO MURDER A SWEETi x i AT STROUD. A most desperate attempt upon the life of a young woman was made in Chapel-street, Stroud, late on Saturday night last.. The name of the young woman, is Annie Weaver, aged 20. She bears a most exemplary character, and by her exertions has supported herself and an imbecile mother. She was assistant, at the shop of Mr. Brain, clothe dealer, and for the last two years had recei' ed ddresses of a young man named _-bl, Edward of exactly her own age. He was a working currier, and till lately had been employed in Stroud; but had recently removed to Cheltenham. Latterly she. had become dissatisfied with his conduct, and discarded him last Good Friday. On the following Wednesday he went to her place of business and produced a pistol, with which he threatened to shoot her if, she would not accept him, and he would have done so but'was prevented at some risk bv Mr. and Mrs. Brain, who took the pistol from him. Several times he who took the pistol from him. Several times he has come over from Cheltenham and dogged her footsteps, and she was in great fear of him. Last Thursday he saw her, and made whac he called a "last and was finally rejected. On Satur- aay night she left work about a quarter to 11 and -ty ni,, had about 100 yards to goto her home. Partridge was waiting at her garden gate, and when she got up he first struck her in the face, and then fired a pistol at her. As that apparently took no effect he fired a second, and then ran off across some gar- dens. The girl just reached her door, opened it, and sank exhausted. The pistols had each been loaded with two swan shots, and all four shots entered her side, but their force was greatly broken by her stays. The intended murderer ran off to- wards Cheltenham, throwing his pistols away, but suddenly" changed his mind and retraced, his steps. As Fie neared Stroud he met Mr. Superintendent Hanbidge and another officer driving along the road in search of him. He made himself known, gave himself uu. admitted his guilt, and said his 'intension was shot himself with the second pistol if the first had killed his victim. On Sun- day night it was teared that was dying, and Mr. Winterbothaui took her deposition at her bedside, between ten and eleven o'clock; but, in the course of the Bight, -she became better. The prisoner was brought, before the magistrates on Monday,-and formally remanded to await the con- dition of the wounded girl. THE EXPLOSION OF A FIREWORK MA-STJFACTORY AT PARIS.—Further details with respe&t to the fire in the Rue de Belleville state that. when the fire- men succeeded in penetratin *1 c nirs, he-v f >und 12 corpses, all the people inii it <1 "'no perished, and in the adjoinit 1 a.ve dead bodies and nine wqrkmc i ft tin11 lt ;l-e" and burnt, who were at 'once removed to the hos- pitals Saint-Louis and Lari where 5 01 them died oh Friday morning. A srihscripuon was immediately opened by. the neighbours for the families of the sufferers, but the Prefect of Police, while doing justice to the sentfeients wnica induced it, undertook himself to provide m every y.»j for the sufferers 'by this terrible ci.1la.5-e1. the loss of tjroperty is estimated at l2o,000 Jian.cs.* No one can say how the catastrophe originated. The Emperor arrived at about ioiu o clock in the after- noon, in an open carriage, to visit the scene of the disaster, passing tbrouga tne Faubourg du Temple and Belleville, where immense crowds saluted his Majesty with enthusiastic cheers, showing how deeply they hdt the sympathy thus manifested by him towards tne unfortunate victims. THE STAMP ROBBERY AT MANCHESTER.— It is now known that the loss of stamps at the late rob- bery at the Manchester stamp office amounts to neaiiy = £ LbOO. Mr. Howard, the distributor, will liuve to bear the whole loss. £ 5000 worth "of the f >r cannot be made available by the I 71 T EA.—The Importations this season on j J 'i nj i, Johnson, Co., London, are M 1 the Purest— Strongest and Best,— they are now said Bighlrpence per lb. cheaper and f in packets only—to prevent disappointment see that the name is on each packet—it is sold by Agents in every Town. For Agents in this neigh- j bouvhood see advertisement in our columns.

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