ATTEMPTED MURDER.—On Thursday, at Guildhall, William Parrott, a bailiff's follower,
about fifty years of age, was charged with cutting his wife's throat, on the preceding evening. The prisoner had been married about thirty years, and had a family of five children ; but about five weeks ago, they separated, and the refusal of the wife to be reconciled to him again occasioned this murderous attack upon her. The parties met by accident at Mr. Chell's, a mutual friend, No. 1, Middle Temple Lane. Mrs. Chell, on the invitation of the prisoner, endeavoured to persuade the wife to forget what had passed, but she replied she had suffered so much ill-usage from him, she would never live with him again. The prisoner immediately drew what appeared to be a piece of paper from his pocket, and tore it up ; and seizing his wife by the neck with one hand, he passed the other round it, and cut her throat dreadfully with a razor. He did not offer to escape. The wound was dressed by Mr. Bradford, a surgeon, in Fleet Street, after which the wife was removed to the hospital. Mr. Alderman Ansley remanded the prisoner.
MURDER OF A WIFE—On Sunday evening, the inhabitants of Little Jack's Close, Canongate, were thrown into alarm, from hearing cries of "murder" from the house of a smith, named Beveridge. Several policeofficers, with the surgeon of the establishment, were soon procured, entered, and found Beveridge's wife weltering in blood, with many wounds on her head, arms, and legs. She was conveyed to the Royal Infirmary, where she expired in about half an hour. Beveridge had fled before the police appeared ; but all the criminal officers were sent in quest of him, and he was captured about eight o'clock. There are now three persons in custody in Edinburgh on charges of murdering their wives, and all of these atrocious cases have arisen from intoxication.—Caledonian Mercury. INCENDIARISM.—A fire broke out about half-past ten on Saturday night, at a barn, near the Clock House, occupied by Mr. Bowyer, in his Majesty's plantations at Virginia Water, on the road to Bagshot. The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary : the barn, a twostall stable, and two or three loads of straw, were destroyed.
HIGHWAY RODBF.P.Y.—The Hon. C. Stanley, who had been enjoying the festivities of Heaton Park on Wednesday after the conclusion of the races, set off for Knowsley, the seat of his venerable grandfather, the Earl of Derby. When near Sankey Chapel, four men attacked him, and robbed him of a 50/. and a 5/. Bank of England note, and his gold watch.—Manchester Courier.