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Death for Sheep Stealing.

At the York Assizes, Thomas Gregg, convicted of sheep-stealing, was doomed to suffer the extreme penalty of the law, the learned Judge (J. Parke) on passing sentence, giving as a reason for inflicting this punishment, that the offence of cattle-stealing had become so common of late in the country, that a severe example must be made, and, in his opinion, there was no case so glaringly fit to afford that example as his.