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A MELANCHOLY SUICIDE.

A CURIOUS CASE. j

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A CURIOUS CASE. A girl about eighteen years of age, giving the name of Kate Brereton, but refusing her address, was brought before the magistrate at the Greenwich police-court in London, on Mon- day, on the charge of getting admission into a boys' school by wearing men's clothes. Mr. Mitzell, of 6, Emerson-terrace, Forest-hill, Sydenham, is the proprietor of a boarding school, and on Tuesday last a well-dressed man called at his house with the prisoner, whom he represented as an orphan and his nephew, recently arrived from America, and whose education had been neglected. An agreement was entered into by which the prisoner was admitted a pupil and boarder, and she arrived at the house on the evening of the same day and remained until Sunday. Suspicion was "Aroused respecting her, and on being challenged she confessed that she was a girl, but de- clined to give any account of herself, or to say where her friends were to be found, and she was given into custody. In answer to the charge she now denied that ahe had any felonious intention in being admitted to and re- maining in the house, the proceeding being nothing but an act of folly upon her part. She asked that two letters which had been addressed to her through the post and received that morning might be given up to her, as she wished to read them. The magistrate said, as the prisoner declined to give any account of herself, or to name any one who would become bail for her appearance, he should have to keep her in custody until the necessary inquiries were made concerning her. The letters might be given up to her to read in the presence of a police inspector, and then be detained until the next inquiry. The prisoner was remanded, and it was afterwards stated that one of the letters contained a post-office order for 20s., and that the prisoner was expected to arrive by an afternoon train that day from London to Portsmouth to meet the writer.

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