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tress by throwing herself from

the same window, which belongs ONDAY, Jan. 1.- This to the second floor back apart

morning, between the hours ment: she broke both her legs of twelve and one, a sad catas- and her back by the force of the trophe took place at the house fall. By this time the flames of Dr. Uwins, No. 13, Bedford- were increasing, which, together row, Red-Lion-square. Mrs. with the groans of the unfortunate Leathes, an elderly lady (in con- females in the yard, attracted the sequence of indisposition) was attention of the persons adjacent, lately sent up to London from and assistance was procured. the country, and placed in the Miss Leathes, who was no more house of Dr. Uwins, where she than eighteen or nineteen years occupied apartments, together of age, died the same evening. with her daughter, Miss Leathes, The servant is since dead. in order that she might be under Tuesday, Jan. 2.-At night, the immediate attention of the Mr. Hunter, of Hatton-garden, doctor.-On the above morning, was attacked near the Small Pox while Mrs. Leathes was lying in Hospital, St. Pancras, by a single bed, and her daughter reading by footpad, who presented a pistol the bed-side, the female servant, at him, and robbed him of four who was in the habit of attending one pound notes and some silver. on her, entered the apartment A man in a loose great coat comwith some medicine; and, hav. ing up shortly afterwards, Mr. ing placed the candle in rather Hunter told him of the robbery, an awkward situation, the bed. and that he had fortunately saved curtains caught fire; when the his watch ; upon which the man blaze reached to an alarming presented a pistol at him, and height, so that the parties could made him deliver it. not possibly get to the door. Bow-STREET.-On Saturday, Miss Leathes was so much alarm- William Lill was brought to the ed, that she immediately rose, office, and underwent an examiopened the back window, whence nation before the sitting magisshe precipitated herself to the trate, charged with feloniously area, pitchied upon her head, and stealing a gown and wig, also a fractured her skull in a dread. coat and waistcoat, the property ful manner. The servant, per- of Mr. Ellison, the barrister. ú ceiving no chance of escape from appeared that, on Friday mornthe immense body of Aames, fol- ing, the prisoner called at Alice's Vol. LXIII.

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coffee-house, where the counsel- nor had they been brought to the lors engaged in their professional chambers. The waiter then had duties in the different courts of no doubt but that the prisoner law in Westminster-hall are in was an impostor, and that he had the habit of dressing previously been defrauded out of the proto their going into the courts, and perty. On Saturday morning leaving their gowns and wigs on the prisoner went to Alice's their return. When the prisoner coffee-house again and asked for called at the coffee-house on David Francis Jones's wig and Friday, he applied to the waiter, gown: the same waiter was in who takes the charge of the gen- attendance, and questioned him tlemen's gowns and wigs, for Mr. as to what he had done with Mr. Clarke's (the barrister's) gown Ellison's wig, gown, coat, and and wig, saying, he came from waisteoat, which he had procured Mr. Terry, a well-known lawyers' the preceding day; to which he wig-maker and dresser, in Carey- boldly replied, he had taken them street. The waiter informed him, home. Upon this being denied, that Mr. Clarke's clerk liad just the prisoner confessed, that he before fetched Mr. Clarke's wig had sold the wig and gown to a and gown away. The prisoner dealer in theatrical dresses, in then very aptly observed, that he Hanover-street, Long-acre. He also wanted Mr. Ellison's wig and was committed for trial. A numgown. How he knew Mr. Elli- ber of similar deceptions have son's wig and gown were there it been practised at the Guildhall is not known; whether by seeing coffee-house, near Guildhall. Mr. Ellison's name written on UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW.them, or that he was aware that On Thursday, Francis Jeffray, Mr. Terry worked for him. The esq. was installed lord rector of waiter, without hesitation, gave the University of Glasgow. An him Mr. Ellison's wig and gown, unusual interest was excited to considering him to be Mr. Terry's witness the ceremony, and the journeyman; and added, that when hall was crowded in ten minutes Mr. Ellison was last in court after the doors were thrown open. he left his professional coat and At three o'clock Mr. Jeffray ene waistcoat there: so that if he tered amidst unmixed applause, chose to have them also, he preceded by the mace, and folmight. The prisoner very readily lowed by Mr. Campbell of Blythsagreed to take them. The wood, M. P., who is at present waiter having occasion to go into dean of Faculty; the principal, the neighbourhood of Temple. Mr. K. Finlay (the late rector), bar in the course of the afternoon and the professors. A number of Friday, called upon Mr. Terry, of Mr. Jeffray's friends from and learnt that no man had been Edinburgh also accompanied him; sent from Mr. Terry's shop for Mr. Thoinson, Mr. Cockburn, Mr. Ellison's wig and gown. The Mr. Murray, professor Pillans, waiter proceeded to Mr. Ellison's and other distinguished cha. chambers in Lincoln's-inn, where racters. After the installation, he learnt that Mr. Ellison was at which occupied but a very

short Oxford, and that no man had time, Mr. Jeffray addressed the been sent for his gown and wig, audience in an eloquent speech.

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