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CUTTING AND Maratrwo.—On Wednesday, William Geene. an in- former, was

charged before Mr. Alderman Thorpe, under Lord Ellenbo- rough's act, with cutting and wounding Robert Smith, a porter, at the Talbot Inn, Southwark. It appeared that a quarrel took place in the tap-room on Saturday night, about some beer, between Smith and the prisoner, and the prisoner struck Smith in the mouth with his fist. The prisoner was put out of the room ; but returning, took a penknife out of his pocket and cut a wound, four inches deep, in the thigh of Smith. He was fully committed on the capital charge. CHARGE OF Foam:ex.—On Wednesday, Mr. William Henly was brought before the Magistrates of-Union Hall Police-office, charged with having forged certain certificates, containing ten shares each, purporting to be of the Potosi Mining Association. Mr. F. C. Meason deposed to the fact of the circulation of the forged certificates in qaestion. Mr. Peele a printer in the New Cut, deposed as to the fact of the prisoner's having got a number of certificates struck off from a plate made by him ; and stated, that the prisoner assigned as a reason for the Directors of the Company changing their printer, that he had offended them. The prisoner denied the charge. He was remanded for further exami- nation till Tuesday next.

Munnee.—On Tuesday sennight, at Marnbam-upon-Trent, an old man, named William Page, murdered his aged wife with a blow of an axe. Page had been for many years a class leader in die Methodist connexime Some time ago he became flighty and wandering in his mind ; but, having been bled, he so far recovered as to be set to work upon the road. On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Page went to take in some linen which had been placed on a hedge; and, whilet so employed, her husband came behind her, and struck her a deadly blow on the back part of her head. A little girl saw the wretched man strike, but thought Ile was chopping sticks. Another child, about four years old, also witnessed the transaction, and immediately ran to a neighbour's house, saying "'William Page has killed his wife.' Several persons hastened to the spot, and found it too true. The poor woman was raised up and carried into the house, where she soon afterwards expired- The wretched old man could give no account of his motives for commit. ting so horrid an act, but admitted he had kept the hatchet in the house for the express purpose.—Notfing/gon Mercury.

DARING Arrester To MURDER AND ROB.—On Tuesday morning, about half-past eight o'clock, two men of respectable appearance knocked at the door of Mr. Thompson, at No. 23, Tabernacle Walk, Finsbury, and

inquired if Mr. Thompson was at home : they were answered in the negative froni the kitchen-window by Mr. Thompson's housekeeper. They said they had brought a letter from Reading, fold requested her to open the door and take it in. She at first refused to open the door, tell. iing them to call the next day, and they would see Mr. Thompson him- self. They went away, but returned in a few minutes, and requested pen and ink to write something on the letter. Not doubting their ap- pearance, she opened the door, when they instantly rushed in, and struck her a violent blow on the head with a crow-bar, which knocked her down ; they then seized her by the gown, butt the gown tearing, she disengaged herself from their grasp, and ran into a back yard, screaming murder. They followed her, and struck her again with the crow-bar, which felled her to the ground ; the villains then ran Out of the house, and got clear off. Some neighbours being alarmed by the screams, came to the housekeeper's assistance, and found her weltering in her blood. Medical aid was immediately procured, but she still remains in a very weak state, although considered out of danger. Mr. Thompson has held a situation in the Bank of England upwards of thirty years. His house- keeper is about sixty years of age. There is no doubt but the villains intended to murder the old lady and rob the house, had not their dia- bolical attempt been frustrated by her resistance. One of the men was about 5 feet 9 inches high ; the other about 5 feet 5 inches, and stout made : they appeared about thirty-five years of age.

Mn. STEELE AND TIIE AlanoNs.—Mr. Steele received lately a " Terry Alt's " notice, warning him against any opposition to Mr. O'Gorman Mahon. He charged Air. O'Gorman Mahon with being concerned in it. Mr. C. Mahon.told him it was a lie. An immediate meeting was the consequence ; but by the time the parties were on the ground, O'Gor- man was fortunately apprized of it, and by his interposition prevented their firing. He insisted on taking his brother off the ground, saying that the quarrel was his, and should be fought by him. Mr. Steele said, that O'Gorman might make the panel his own afterwards if he liked ; but the latter would not allow his brother on any account to fight.— Dublin Freeman's Journal.

Br WiLARY AND Rouumay.—On Friday night last, the house and shop of Mr. Hyman, pawnbroker and jeweller, Barbican, Plymouth, was broken into by burglars, who carried off property valued at upwards of 2,000L; amongst other articles stolen, were sixty gold and silver watches, some of die most costly workmanship. and others of French manufacture.

Ft NISH I No.—Thursday night, a house of Mr. Wheeler, at Shanaclure, son of the late Mr. Henry Wheeler, whose brutal murder we published a few days since, was burned to ashes.—Limeriek, Chronicle.