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HINTS UPON GARDENIira. --

SPORTS AND PASTIMES. --

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT OF FEMALES.

I.THE PRINTERS' PhNSION, ALMSHOUSE,…

GUNNERY EXPERIMENTS ON THE…

ISINGULAR CHARGE OF STEALING…

THE LOVE OF FINERY.

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THE LOVE OF FINERY. Angelina Sheppard, aged 15, a showily-attired girl, was charged at the Clerkenwell Police-court, with stealing, on or about the 7th inst., five sovereigns, the moneys of Mr. William Crowther, her employer, at 31, Cleveland-road, Downharu-road, and further with stealing a parasol, the property of her mistress.-The evidence of Police-constable Brandt, 451 N, was to the effect that the landlord of the Pegasus Tavern, in the Green Lanes, called his attention to the prisoner, who had been sitting on the banks of the New River weep- ing bitterly. The prisoner, when the constable was called, was in the private Public-house, and had been treated very kindly by the landlord and his daughters. On speaking to the prisoner she stated that her father, who resided l Mild may. street, had come home the previous night intoxicated, had beaten her without a cause, and had turned her out of doors. He took her to Mild may-street, and whilst he was knocking at the door the prisoner ran off. He Dursued and captured her, and on the wav to the police-station she said she wanted to see her mistress, and she afterwards said she would tell the whole truth-that she had robbed her mistress of a parasol and five sovereigns, and having expended some of the money on finery, had had her pocket picked in Shore- ditch of the rest. ^^om inquiries made of the prose- cutrix, it appeared that the prisoner ha(il no friends, that her mother was dead, and her father had deserted her; and that, being an inmate of the workhouse, the prosecutrix had taken her, and had kept her for nearly 12 months. Ihe prisoner, although she pretended to be very religious, was in the habit of telling untruths, and was not to be believed, as she had lately stated that she had seen her father, and had afterwards denied having done so. On the day of the robbery the prosecutrix went on a visit to a friend, and then the prisoner opened the drawers with false keys, and went out, leaving the house fastened, so that an entry had to be made by the windows. She took the best of her clothes with her, and it was strongly suspected that she had been living a dissipated life. *r. r' court committed the prisoner to the Middlesex Sessions for trial.

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