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SPORTS AND PASTIMES.

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Burning of Compton-house, Liverpool.—A- the Liverpool assizes on Saturday, Thomas Henry S weeting was charged with having set fire to Compton- house. It will be remembered that on the 1st of De- comber last Messrs. Jeffrej's place of business at Liver- pool was burnt down, a vast amount of valuable property destroyed, and the lives of about one hundred people placed in great jeopardy. For some time after the fire it was not possible to assign any causa tor it. By chance the prisoner said something1 which directed suspicion to himself. A search at his house led to the discovery of a diary, a pen-and-ink v af°j part of the premises in which the fire started, and a paper containing what seemed a draught of an entry from the diary. This was written to account minutely for his time on the night of the fire. He had also made a statement which appeared to amount almost to a confession. He was found guilty, and his counsel asked that a point which he had raised might be reserved for the superior courts. ) This was at first refused, but the judge (Mr. Baron Martin) afterwards said he would consult Mr. Justice Lush. Sentence waa deferred,

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