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POLITICAL GOSSIP. --

THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &C-…

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Helen Forester, 60, a decent-looking womar-, was tried at the Central Criminal Court for tt e wilful murder of Helen Ann VeDablfS. This case was adjourned from Friday, in consequence of tte absence of the medical man. The prisoner was a midwife, and there appeared .to be no doubt that toe deceased, who was a married woman, advanced in life, and the mother of seven children, being in the family way, had gone to the prisoner with a view to prowe the destruction of the infant. At tee sitting of tbe c urt on Saturday, Mr. Brown, the surgeon, was Fxamired, but his evidence failed to show that the deceased at the time of makiug the declaration was under the convic- tion that she was in a dying condition. Mr. Justice Byles held that upon this evidence the statement inadmissible, and directed an acquit tal. The prisoner and her daughter, Caroline Forester, who had been out on bail, were then given in oharge to the jury for the manslaughter of the deceased, M>; Dily declined to offer any evidence, and a verdict of Not Guilty was accordingly taken.

A DIVORCE CASE.

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