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The world hag probably heard the last of the faiuous Tichborne demonstrations in England, the claimant and ono of his most ardent partisans haring juat been bound over by considerations of tha utmost cogenoy, to abstain from any öther interferences with the due course of law, and to bother the benoh no more with their idle pretending. ïichborne and his counselor, Pkipworth, were brought before the Court of (Jueen's Bench on a oharge of eontempt of court, and, alter a brief hearing, were bound over in substantial recognizances to abstain from any f urthor demonstrations like th ósa in whioh they have been engagod. The hearing created a great stir among the habitués of the court room, and the justiee hall was orowded to repletion by the Capulets and Montagues of the Tiehborne trial long before the time for which the opening of the hearing was appointed. Mr. Skipworth, who had warmly espoused the cause of the alloged Sir Hoger, on being called upon to defend himself, did not hesitato to arraign the judgos of tlie grossest corruption and disregard of justice. His sole defense was that he believed the rtaiffiant to bo a éruelly wronged man, the victim of a foul conspiracy, and that, believing this, he was bound to protest in his behalf, in season and out of season. His manner before the court was such as to créate the greatost merriment, tho whole sceue making a grotesque fancy picture. Tichborne was more snbdued in his manner, and was coinplimented by the justice for having defended himself with the greatest propriety. In Skipworth's case, however, thero was no ground for compliment the justice remarkiug, when passing sentence, that, though a barrister of many years' standing, he was evidently no lavryer.


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