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THE ATTEMPT TO MURDER A SWEET-HEART…

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THE ATTEMPT TO MURDER A SWEET- HEART AT STOCKPORT. As serious apprehension was felt for the fate of the young woman Webb, who was stabbed by John Worsley, on Thursday evening, her depositions were taken by Major Coppock, clerk to the magistrates, in the presence of Dr. Rayner, J.P., on Friday night. She said that the prisoner came into the room in which she worked about every hour during Thursday and she heard him say to her partner, Elizabeth, it's going to be done." He had previously proposed marriage to her, but she declined. She had not, as was currently believed, discarded him to keep company with any other young man. On Saturday, at twelve o'clock, the prisoner was brought up at the Borough Police-court, for examina- tion before the ex-Mayor and a full bench of magis- trates. On being put forward he exhibited deep symptoms of emotion, which, however, gradually wore off. The examination lasted nearly four hours. The sister of the young woman was the first witness examined. She said she saw the prisoner several times that day, and he looked quite wild on every occasion. Elizabeth Turner, who worked in the same room, heard the prisoner say, I will twist her head round." Peter Davenport proved that he lent the prisoner a knife, and Samuel Moorhouse saw him sharpening it shortly before he committed the act. Sarah Ann Millwood saw him in the act of stabbing the young woman, and the prisoner showed the knife to Edward Kershaw afterwards. Mr. Hudson, surgeon, spoke to the nature of the wounds. The principal wound was 2Jin. deep, and lin. long. He did not think that the lungs were injured, but the cavity of the pleura on the right side was entered, and he considered there was danger to her life from the accumulation of blood in the chest. Prisoner haying been cautioned in the usual way, said, I am very sorry that I did it." He was committed to Chester Assizes on a charge of feloniously wounding Sarah Ann Webb, with intent to murder her. Should she die from her wounds, he will be indicted for wilful murder on the coroner's warrant.

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RAT-KILLING AS AN AMUSEMENT.

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