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PASSING EVENTS, RUMOURS, &c.

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----------THE TRICKS OF LONDON.

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THE TRICKS OF LONDON. At the Middlesex Sessions, in London, on Tuesday, Charles Smith, aged twenty-two, a fashionably-dressed young man, described as a seaman, and well educated, was indicted for obtaining the sum of 3t. 4s. from Thomas Daley with intent to defraud; also from William Christy 21. 10s. and from Henry Richards, two coats and other articles, and the sum of 21. 158., with the same intent. The prisoner pleaded guilty. A policeman who gave evidence said that the cases mentioned in the indictments were only three out of a lar^o number against the prisoner. He had victimized nearly the whole of London by representing himself as the mate of a ship which was going to sail in two or three days, and producing a forged advance note required clothes or boots for a portion of it, and the rest in cash, at the same time pressing the tradesmen to take Is. 6d. in the pound for cashing it. Having secured the clothes and change the tradesman saw no more of him, and on inquiring for the ship, none of the name could be found in the docks. Some of his victims were poor people, who were obliged to borrow the change to give him, and were now compelled to pawn all their furniture to repay the loan. He had carried the game on very success- fully for some considerable time, and had only been detected by one tradesman noticing that the filling in of the body of the note and the signature of the captain were in the same handwriting. The police were then, communicated with, and a trap laid for him, which he fell into, and he (the witness) took him into custody. The Assistant-Judge said he would stop such a system of swindling poor tradesmen for some consider- able time by sentencing the prisoner to five years' penal servitude. _———

THE SHEFFIELD AUDIENCES AND…

----_. THE TRIAL OF BEREZOWSKI.

GREAT FIRE IN LIVERPOOL.

-------MURDER AT LANCASTER.