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ATTEMPT TO MURDER A 8 WEETHEART

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ATTEMPT TO MURDER A 8 WEETHEART A most determined attempt at murder was made in Chapel-street, Stroud, late on Saturday night. The victim was a young woman, named Annie Weaver, aged 20, a girl of exemplary character, and the only support of her mother. She was assistant to Mr. Brain, clothes dealer, and had for the last two years received the addresses of a young man named Edward Partridge, a carrier of her own age. He formerly lived in Stroud, but latterly at Cheltenham, and as she disapproved of his conduct she discarded him last Good Friday. He was exasperated, and on the following Wednesday came to Stroud, went to her place of business, produced a pistol, threatened to shoot her, and dodged about the premises for the purpose till the pistol was taken from him. He has since continually dogged her footsteps. and last Thursday tried again in vain to get reconciled. On Saturday night the girl left work at a quarter to eleven, having about one hundred yards to go home. Partridge was waiting at her garden gate, and when she came up he fired at her two pistols in succession, each loaded with two swan shots. She had just strength to stagger in doors, and be made his escape across some gardens. He ran off in the direction of Cheltenham, but changing his mind, turned back, and retraced his steps to Stroud. Meeting Mr. Superintendent Hanbidge, he gave him- self up, confessed his guilt, and said that if the first pistol had killed the girl, the second was intended for himself. The girl was believed to be dying on Sunday night, and between ten and eleven Mr. Winterbotham took her deposition, but she became better by morning. The prisoner was brought before the magistrate on Monday, and remanded to await the condition of his victim. -n

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