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BOW-STREET. MISERS v. BROWN.—- John Brown was charged with an assault and battery on the person of Miss Amelia Meets; and, to his shame be it spoken, John Brown is an Irishman. Miss Meers deposed that as she was standing W- in conversation with some female friends inNew- street on St. Patrick's ijisfht, Jphn Brown and three other Irishmen passed by "so awkwardly" that one o,- two of her party could not help langh- ing at them, and thereupon John Brown turned back and struck her violently on the head. The Magistrate asked John Brown what he had to say in excuse of such unmanly condtict. Wtiv please your Worship." said John Brown. thev ffUed up the pavement quite,en- tirely—' By y'r lave,' says I- lot! says they to me again." And for that you thought proper to strike a woman?" said the Magistrate. No uot proper, by no manes your Worship, replied John Brown; but to have em say Pat to me, put me in such a passion that I bate her without thinking it proper a ^a He was ordered to find bail for the assault; but the beaten lady afterwards begged him off on consideration of St. Patrick." ANOTHER John Brown.—Tins John Brown was an English one, and a boot-closer by pro- fession; and he had been sent to the watch-house for drinking more beer than he could pay for.— He had gone into a public house some nights ago, in which house he was a stranger, and seeing nobody but a little girl in the bar, he took the liberty of walking off without paying for the beer he had drank. On the following night he went to the same house again.—thinking to fill his bowels with beer on the same economic plan but unfortunately for him, just, as he was Wad- dling away brimful, the landlord caught him by the coat tall and, pulling him back into the house, insisted upon instant payment for all he had drank. This was a Very awkward demand upon John Brown—who at the best of times is more handy at closing a boot, than closing an ac- count; and, as he declared he collldnot pay if he would, the landlord packed him otf to the watch- house without more ad6. In his defence before the Magistrate he sa was willing to pay as s°°n as he not should not have acted so shabbily been helliwaitedw lUluor-' our- sald Sir You were drunk, were y R» Upon my word and honour I was," replied John Brown, ti« Very drunk?" saitl his Worship. 44 Kertf drunk/' replied John. 4t Then pay five shillings for having been so, said his Worship, and then the publican may summon you to the Court of Requests for the bepoor John Brown little thought his drunken confession would have led, to this sober result but there was no help for it-the Magistrate as- sured him if he did not pay the fine, he should try the tread-mill for a week; and the gaoler took him away.



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