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New Style of Reporting.

The now style of reporting Police Court business is coming to tho front, at all events in tho London ' Now York Herald.' How the magistrates like it and how the policemen liko it is a delicate question, but the answer may bo Burmisod. A comparison between Mr Newton, at Marlborough street, and Mr Vaughan, at Bow street, is decidedly broad:-—" Mr Newton does not paralyse a prisoner by a frown, like Mr Vaughan occasionally does at Bow street; but he frequently sizes one up in a withering, mathematical way, and at timeß heaves a sigh at the accumulated masses of iniquity so forcibly thrust under his notice; and when he sighs the unhappy culprit trembles, and keeps on trembling long after the last dim echoes of the suspiration have faded away in the ceiling, or escaped through the corridors outside." This is the way in which a London policeman as a witness is conjectured to talk :—"I couldn't dream o' mentionin' hall she said, yer wussbip ; but of hall the horfullest disgracefullest talk, that female's remarks tor mo, yer wusship, was tho worstest. I wouldn't aye minded 'er been drunk a bit, yer wusßhip ; but I did rise some hojeckshins to 'er describing paraberlers aji' similar mathemattickle figures on the pavements, yer wusship. Hit was that as made me blush in tho fust instince ; but w'en I 'eard the remarks as concluded 'er pulForminces then I blußhed a blushier blush nor a beetroot, yer wusship, and you'd 'ave done likewise hif you was there, yer wusship." As all London policemen are made to give ovideuco in this graphic and familiar manner, tho mirthfulness of the reporting iB peculiar. Until tho arrival of the Bketch-writer for the ' Herald' in Court, no one would have supposed tbo London pulil'emun was so iatei mating aa a Tritn'e'fiSj

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New Style of Reporting., Issue 7936, 18 June 1889

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New Style of Reporting. Issue 7936, 18 June 1889

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