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paid attentions to Mademoiselle Laurence , made shooting parties with the young men , -whenever they were at their mother ' s house ( which was not often ) ,-and sometimes lent them money . Guillot appears to have been a very-similar , person to his equally ill-fated countryman , L'Angeliex , the hero of the Glasgow poisoning case . Like him , he was excessively vain , of lax morality , and . fond of boasting of his triumphs over the hearts-of women , with whom he believed he was irresistible . He was a married man , but had been avowedly mixed up with ' many intrigues , which his wife seems to have tolerated out of an extreme affection for him . His flirtations with Mademoiselle Laurence soon became the talk , of the neighbourhood ; but Madame de Jeufosse
refused to take any notice of the niatter . In process of time , however , Guillot began to pay his attentions rather to Mademoiselle Blanche than to her governess ; and it would seem that the former young lady did not emphatically discourage his advances . At any rate , Guillotj with infamous audacity , boasted everywhere that he Lad triumphed over the virtue of Mademoiselle Blanche . On hearing of this , Madame de Jeufosse dete ' riniued to break off all connexion with tie scoundrel . Madame Guillot thereupon called at the chateau , and , with much simplicity , told Madame de Jeufosse that she was sure there could be nothing wrong between her husband and Blanche , because Emile had . himself .-informed her that his intrigue with Mademoiselle Laurence was still goiii"
on- Gnillot , however , was forbidden the house , and he revenged himself in a v « ry dastardly manner . Whenever the Jeufosse family left the chateau , he haunted them . Wherever they went he went . If they rode out in their carriage , he followed tlieni in his ; " and even when they went to mass they were not secure from his intrusion . He violated the sanctity of his victims ' dwelling ; would scale tlie park walls at night , sound his horn in the-woods , enter the chateau , disorder the sleeping rooms , npset the chairs , and turn the pictures with their fronts to the walls ; He dropped about the park passionate love-letters to -.- 'Blanche ; boasted of
midnight assignations with the young lady ; took his disreputable hangers-on with him into the " woods , and so contrived as to make them believe that , whiLe they were watching , he was enjoying the company of his supposed mistress . There does not appear , however , to be the smallest amount of evidence to show that Mademoiselle de Jeufosse at all compromised herself with this vulgar braggart ; but the assumption at the trial , on the part of the prosecution , was that Mademoiselle Blanche lad fallen before the persevering attacks of Guillot , and that Madame de Jeufosse compassed the Seducer ' s death out of revenge .
The mother , at any rate-, seems to have determined on taking some steps to put a . stop to the nuisance . 'The eldest son wrote a letter to Guillot , warning him that orders had been given to iire on him if he again intruded , and that a reward would be paid to any one who should succeed in hitting him . Thisletter was intercepted by Madame Guillot ; but on the 17 th of March the old friends of 3 VI . de Jeufosse met and expostulated with Guillot , who , while denying a good deal , said he would not offend again . He did do so , however , immediately . Madame de Jeufosse then asked a neighbouring magistrate if the law would justify her in shooting Guillot when forcing himself on her grounds at midnight . He replied that it would . She therefore directed Crepel , her gamekeeper , to fire on Guillot on the fust opportunity ; but she asserts that she merely designed slightly to wound and permanently to frighten him . Crepel
watched for a lorg time without effect . At length his mistress watched with him , and for several niglits she sat at an open window , "while the gamekeeper stood on the lawn below , armed with his double-barrelled gun . On the night of the 12 tli of June , a rustling was heard in the shrubberies near the park wall , and footstr . ps were detected retreating as Crepel advanced . The watcher made a brief exclamation of warning , lircd , and Guillot fell with eight slugs in his body . The whole household was alarmed and roused by the report ; but , on Guillot's servant hastening to the chateau to beg assistance , he was for some time disregarded . At length , a domestic followed him to the spot with a lantern , and found Guillot in the last agonies of death , and but just able to accuse Crepel of having fired the shot . The body was left where it lay , and was only removed next day by the magistrates who came to mnko
investigations . The defence nt the trial -was that Mndamo do Jeufosse ' was justified « in shooting a midnight intruder on her 'grounds , who «» rme there avowedly to ruin her daughter ' s'virtue . 'She was besieged in her own honao , ' ' ¦ observed M . 'BeTxyer , the « dvocute for the defence . The jury took this view , and acquitted the prisoners ( vrho ^ consisted of Madame de Jeuflfosso , her two sons , aud ' Crepel ); but Borne disapprobation has been expressed at ther'faflrrdneflB of heart wliich could leave Guillot .-without "assistance after lie was shot . Madumo de Jeufoasewill ibavo- to'pay'the costs of the trial . On hearing tho ver'Haictof the jary , her firmnesH who fortho first time overcome , and she burnt into tears . Her two sons amiled-at ¦ ftheir -friends in court . ^ Madame dc Joufosso -wil l soil tho chfltenu , i « nd . goito Italy- and her daughter has already retired into . a con-««« nt .
> MIDDLESEX SESSIONSGeorge Nathaniel Iloskhigs , a surgeon ' s assistant , has pleaded guilty to a charge of embezzling various sums of money from his master , Mr . William Henry Gardner . It appeared that he had appropriated money to nearly . the amount of 300 / ., and that the frauds had extended over a period of two yeai's . lie had been in the habit of sending letters requesting ' payment of accounts , and of intercepting the answers . A betting book was said to have been found , on him when lie was taken Into custodv . His counsel , however , challenged the production of such
a book , and contended that lloskings had beeu harshly treated by Mr . Garduer . lie had sat up twenty - ' nights in succession for oiie of Mr . Gardner ' s patients , for which his employer charged two guineas a night , but did not give the prisoner a penny . ( This- was denied by-Mr . Gardner ) . He had entered into business speculations ; had got involved , and , being pushed by his creditors , had appropriated some of his employer ' s money , hoping to replace it from a sum of 500 / . which he expected to receive , but of which he was disappointed . Sentence was deferred .
Assault on the Police . —Two policemen . observed two suspicious-looking fellows , early on Sunday morning , trying the lock of a door in Lambeth with a key . They failed to . get in , and accordingly moved oil "; but the policemen followed , and asked one of them why he was loitering . He denied tbat lie was doing so , aud one of the constables , seeing something bulky under his coat , inquired what it was . lie answered , u I'll show you ;" and , drawing a life-preserver , struck the olllcer a severe blow on tliev neck , which stunned him for a time . The ruQian , however , was stopped by a gentleman , who was also struck by him , though not seriously . He has been examined at the Lambeth police-court , and remanded for a week .
The MuiiDEii a : nd Suicims ix St . Panokas . — Ilio inquest on the bodies of the man and woman found' with their throats cut in Drunimond-strect , Euston-sqiinre , has concluded with the following verdict : —" That tho deceased iiersons were found dead from exhaustion by loss of blood occasioned toy incised wounds in their throats , but under what circumstances the snid wounds were inflicted there was not sufficient evidence to show . " The man lias not been clearly identified , but it is thought he was a clerk in a firm at Uottcrdam . Ai-, UiOKi > Citurci / nr at Ska .- —Captain Itobert M'Enchern , of tho brig Heather Bull , has voluntary appeared at the Thames poliec-couvt , to answer a charge of having caused oiu of lii . s sailor boys to commit suicide on account of ill-usage . Tho magistrate , though clearly of opinion that tho boy accidentally fell overboard , committed tho captain for trial on tho ground of alleged assaults . Buil was accepted .
Kiot in S-jp . Giles ' s . —I'or several SmuUiy evening a species of faction light . between two parties of lads re-Hiding in Dudloy-strcot , St . Giles ' s , and tlie Kooltery , 1 ms been going on . Two of tho youths got quarrelling last Sundsiy evening , when one of them drew a largo clasp-knife-, cut his adversary through tho check , so that Die tongue was nearly severed , and immediately in ado his escape . . Another Tuacjedy in St . pANCitAfl . —An inquest has been held in Hardwiclie-pluco , Ilarrinyton-squnro , Hainpstoad-road , on tho body of Mrs . Chariot to August < i Macdonuld , who , after having inflicted serious injuries
THE ASSIZES . The Judge and jury at the Durham Assizes -. yesterday week were occupied nearly , the whole of the day in trying a case of criminal assault on a woman . Two men -were accused—Thomas Osborn , a bricklayer , the principal person concerned , and John Jameson , also a workman , who appears to have held tho poor girl down , and stifled her cries . The offence took place in-a . field , -and at the same time Osborn gave her a severe blow on tlie mouth for crying out "Murder !' and robbed her of half a crown , which he said he would return to her at some future period . He did meet her again more than three months afterwards , and , showing her a half-crown , said ¦
, " Do you remember that ? " She said , " Yes , and I'il make you remember it too . " lie was accordingly given in charge , and , as he was passing along to the station-house , he said to Jameson , / who was working at a window , " Do you remember that Wednesday ? " - . I ' m taken up on account of that job . " Jameson was accordingly apprehended . The defence was the same as that usually set up in these cases—viz ., that the girl had not taken sufficient pains to raise an alarm , and that therefore there was reason to snppose that she was a consenting party . With respect to Jameson , it was further contended that there was not sufficient evidence to establish his identity . Both the prisoners , however , were found Guilty , and sentenced to twenty years' penal servitude .
On the following day at the same Assizes , James IMagee , a pitman , was charged with the murder of his wife . They had both been drinking together at a publichouse , and the wife got so dTunk as to be insensible . Magee then knocked and kicked her about a good deal , and finally got her out into the road , where he was seen to continue his violence . He afterwards returned home by himself , being then , as one of the witnesses said , rather 'drunky , \ and told his children to go and look for
theirmother , -who was lyiug asleep oil the road , and he didn ' t care if he never saw her again . They went , and found her in a dreadfully mangled condition , the scalp being torn from the back of her head , and her face covered with cuts and bruises . It was suggested by the prosecution that Magee had dragged Iris wife along the road by the hair of the head until the scalp was torn . The jury found Magee guilty of manslaughter , and he was sentenced to penal servitude for twenty years .
The Leigh Woods murder has been tried this week at Taunton—Gharlotte Pugslpy , it will be recollected , was a cook in the service of Mr . Bythesea , at Freshford , near Bath . John lieale , tlie prisoner , had also been a servant ' , and , though , a .- ' married'man , he made love to Charlotte Pugsley . The woman and lie left Mr . Dythcsea ' s together on the 9 th of September . Shortly before then , Iieale had been seen with , a pistol in his possession . On the following day , he and Charlotte Pugsley were
observed by a man near the scene of the murder , a secluded valley in Leigh Woods , culled Nightingale Valley ,. and known as one of the most beautiful spots in England ; and here in the evening the dead body of the woman was found in a pool of blood , shot through the temple , and with the throat cut . Beale appropriated her boxes , and gave some of her dresses away , saying they belonged to a sister of his who was just dead . This and 'Some other statements which he made were false .
'Iwo pistols were found in his room , one unloaded , tlie other loaded ; and tlie bullet found in the murdered woman ' s head corresponded with the size of these weapons . . Ko motive for the act appears to be assignable . The counsel for the prisoner submitted that the case had not been fully made out , and that the death might have been accidental ; but the jury found Bealo Guilty , and sentence of death was passed . Thomas Williams has been tried at Warwick for having feloniously sold some JSnlield rifles , the property of the Queen . Tho Government has an establishment at Birmingham , where they receive from numerous
contractors , in large quantities , the various parts of winch ' a musket is composed ; and tliese , after being examined and'approved , are marked with a Government mark , and put . in store . Williams is a lockfreor at this establishment , and it appears on the statement of a Mr , Charles Clarke , a gunmaker in London , that he ( Williams ) sold him the rifles in question . Tho prisoner was found Guilty . Misappropriation of these stores to a very -groat extent has been going on for some time past . Two other men have also been found Guilty oi' a like oft ' oneo ; nnd sentence in nil of the casea has been deferred . A couple more oases have bean postponed to tho next Assizes ,-the . accused boing out on hail .
Thomas Miller has beon tried at Taunton for tho murder of Sarah Bower at . Uathford on tho 10 th of October . It may bo recollected that Miller killed both tho woman and her husband in . a lit of obvious insanity . On this ground he . was Acquitted . James Oliver has beon found ( Auilty at Newcastle of uttering-a Bank of : England noto for 10 / ., well knowing it to have been forgod . Tho . person cheated w-as . a fanner of whom Oliver had purchased a bull , and it appears that ho had . only'once-bofore , < in tho wholo course of his life , fieen-u . bank-note I . Tho prisoner was sentenced to six years' penal servitude .
Henry Gibbs , a collector of poor rates in the parish of Birmingham , arid Edward Griffin , the senior clerk in the levy department , have been tried at Warwick tlin one on a charge of embezzling three sums of money ' thl property of the guardians , the other with aidin « ' « ,, abetting him . Gibbs Avonld seem to have been Up original offender ; , but Griffin , whose duty it was to check the other ' s nccounts , and who speedily discovered his fellow officer ' s ' dishonesty , afterwards abetted him in the misappropriation of the parish money , and took his share of the plunder . This went on for some monthsbut at length Gibbs finding a discovery imminent confessed all , and caused Griinn , as well as himself , to be arrested . On the trial , he was put into the witness-box against Griffin , as well as into the dock on his own account . . Uoth were found Guilty , but Grifliu only as an accessory after the fact . They were sentenced to hard labour for two vears .
Mr . ' Andrew Ilalliday Carmicbael , surgeon , has been tried at York on a charge of procuring abortion , and Acquitted , lie was received at Mexborough , where ho resides , with great rejoicing . Two men , named Hinde ' and Wise , were tried at Newcastle on Wednesday , for a garotte robbery committed on this day twelvemonth . The prosecutoris a fanner , and he appears to have been drinking at a public-louse in ' Boxing iSight' fashion , and afterwards to have been waylaid , nearly strangled , mid eased of his money . Both the accused were found . Guilty , . and were sentenced , Hiude to fifteen aud Wise to six years' penal servitude . John O'liarrow and William Dalev have been foun 3
Guilty at the same Assizes of attempting to drown John Blackpool . This was a similar case to the last , though occurring at a much later period . The prosecutor was intoxicated , and the object was robbery . A sentence of penal servitude for twentv years was passed .
OUR CIVILIZATION .
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Leader (1850-1860), Dec. 26, 1857, page 1230, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse2.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/periodicals/l/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2223/page/6/