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I NORTH WALES AND CHESHIRE ASSIZES. The winter assizes for the counties in North Wales and the county of Chester were opened for the trial of prisoners at the Castle, Chester, at eleven a.m. on Monday before Mr Justice Lush, and were continued -)n Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The grand jury having been sworn, His lordship addressed them at some length, dwelling specially on the two cases of wilful murder that were to be brought before the Court. A BATCH OF BURGLARS. Thomas Jones, tramping labourer, was charged with burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of one John Bartlem and stealing therein one shirt, one pair of boots, and a quantity of bread and cheese, the property of the said,' John Bartlem at Hanmer on September 1st. The prisoner pleaded guilty to this offence and to two other previous con- victions. Edward Lewis, 23, labourer, was charged with breaking into the dwelling house of Evan Evans, at Llandinam, on the 3rd October, and stealing a quan- tity of bntter, one bottle, one jar, and a piece of cheese and also with stealing one coat, the property of Benjamin Griffiths, at Llandinam, on the 3rd of October. The prisoner pleaded guilty. John Thomas Cooper, 37, fitter, Macclesfield, was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of George Arnold, and stealing there. from lOlbs. of beef, and 61bs. of mutton, the property of George Arnold, at Macclesfield, on the 1st October, and also with breaking and entering the dwelling house of James Jackson, and stealing therefrom two hams, at Macclesfield, on the 2nd of October. Mr Marshall prosecuted, and the prisoner who pleaded not guilty, on both counts, was undefended. The jury returned a verdict of guilty in both cases. His Lordship deferred sentences in all the above cases. A FEMALE HOUSEBREAKER. Ann Mills, servant, was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of John Smith, and stealing therein one pair of boots, the property of Jane Smith, and one basin, the property of the same person, at Llandyssil, on the 16th of August. The prisoner was further charged with burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of W. Alderson,atSnead,and stealing therefrom twelve pairs of knives and forks, eight spoons, two brass candlesticks, and one basket, the property of the said Wm. Alderson, on August 19th. The prisoner pleaded not guilty, and the second charge was heard, Mr Ignatius Wiliiams appearing for the prosecution. The first charge was not gone into, and the jury almost immediately found Mills guilty on the second. His Lordship, in passing judgment, said he should take no time to consider what sentence he should pass, as the case was different from the others of the kind he had heard. The prisoner appeared to be an old offender, and the' sentence would be penal servi- tude for five years. DETESTABLE INSTITUTIONS." Daniel Wheland, a money lender's clerk, was charged with forging promissory notes,with intent to defraud his master, James Platt, and also with em-, bezzlment and stealing the sum of £ 2 5s. in August last. The jury found the prisoner guilty, but recom- mended him to mercy, "because they did not like that money-lending business. His Lordship agreed with the jury that they werej "detestable institutions," and would give what effect he could to the recommenda- tion. Mr Marshall submitted that the prisoner's past life had been well conducted, and undertook to have a letter written by the prisoner's late employer to his Lordship, who, on that ground, deferred sen- tence.—Mr Higgins prosecuted, and Mr Marshall appeared for the defence. OUTRAGE ON A MARRIED WOMAN.HEAVY SENTENCES. Thomas Parlies, aged 35, and Francis Deven-mh, 22,. labourers, were indicted together for committing a criminal assault upon Mary Jane Welsh, the wife of an organist, at Poulton-cum-Seacombe, on the (jth of August. The case for the prosecution was that on the evening of the day named the presecutrix was on her way home across a field, when the prisoners seized her, forced a quantity of rum down her throat from a bottle, and successively outraged her. Mr Higgius prosecuted. In answer to Mr Swetenhaij, Q.C., who, with Mr Marshall, was for the defence, the complain- ant admitted having some gin and beer that day. Mr Swetenham, on behalf of the prisoners, was discussing the subject of the woman's condition and observed that that he had evidence to show that she was worse for liquor.—His Lordship said: No matter whether the poor woman be drunk or sober, she is not to be violated.—Mr Swetenham went on to state that the defence was that what took place was with the consent of the prosecutrix and that her evidence was not to be relied upon, because she did not thoroughly understand what took -place on the occasion.—The jury found both prisoners guilty. His Lordship having commepted upon the loathsome nature of the offence, said—These are times when a spirit of law- lessness prevails, and crimes of violence,' I am afraid, increasing but, at all events, it must be' understood that. the strong arm of the law will be put forth in order to put down crimes of this description, and I cannot therefore pass .upon you a less sentence than twelve years' penal servitude. WIFE MURDER. William Osman, coppersmith, Birmingham, was in- dicted for the wilful murder of his wife, Hannah Osman, at Bredbury, near Stockport, on the 19th August. Mr Higgins, with Mr Bankes, appeared for the prosecution Mr Swetenham, Q.C., with Mr. F. Marshall, for the defence.—Mr Higgins, in open- ing the case, made a long speech, and described the nature of the case.—His Lordship having summed up, the jury, after an absence of 15 minutes, found the prisoner guilty of murder, recommending him to mercy on the ground of his wife's admission that she had given provocation.—Sentence of death was then passed in the usual form, the judge assuring the jury that their reccomendation should be forwarded to the proper quarter.

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