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THE KING OF T-ffB MENDICANTS.

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THE KING OF T-ffB MENDICANTS. James Evans, alicts the King of .the Mendicants, and John Campbell, both of them giving their addresses at Old Pye-street, Westminster, were charged, at the Clerkenwell Police-court, on Wednesday, with soliciting alms at King's-road, St. Pancras. From the evidence of William Hewitt, one of the Men- dicity Society's officers, it appeared that he saw the two defendants accosting ladies and almost demanding money from them, saying they were in distress. He took them both into custody, and, found money on both of them. He had not seen Campbell before, but he knew Evans well, and read over the following list of convictions for begging against him :-Jan. 1, 1855, Marlborough-street, 14 days; Sept. 13, 1855, ditto, discharged Jan. 15, 1856, ditto, one calendar month May 20, 1857, ditto, seven days June 1862, West- minster, one calendar month; Jan., 1863, Marl- borough-street, three calendar months, December, 1863, Westminster, seven days; December, 1863, Bow- street, seven days December, 1864, ditto, one calendar month November 30, 1866, Marylebone, before Mr. Mansfield, three calendar months, and the latter convic- tion was ordered to be recorded, so that the defendant might afterwards be dealt with as afconfirmed rogue md a vagabond. The defendants both denied that they were asking for ilms, and said that they were offering tracts and pens for sale. Evans was committed to the Middlesex Sessions for trial as a confirmed rogue and a vagabond, and Camp- bell was sentenced to one month's hard labour in the House of Correction.

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