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í "KILLED BY GERMANS"

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í "KILLED BY GERMANS" END OF EXTRAORDINARY SCOTCH CASE IN SIGHT. In the High Court at Edinburgh to- day beofre Lord Strathclyde, the hearing was resumed of the charge against Kate Hume, of Dumfries, of having concocted letters alleging that German soldiers mortally mutilated her sister Grace, whilst ^acting as nurse in Belgium. There was again a large attendance of the public. Accused, who maintained her usual1 stolid demeanour, sat in the dock be- tween two policemen. The evidence was concluded lost, night, and the Lord Advo- cate addressed the jury for the prosecu- tion. He said three questions arose for consideration. They wereâ (1) Did the accused do the things it was alleged she did? C2) Was she responsible for her action at thA t j mf, and (3) Was it her intention to alarm and annoy the public, and in particular her, father and stepmother? With regard to the first counsel sllb-I mitted there could not be the least doubt that accused wrote and uttered the letters and forged signatures to both. As to whether she was so hysterical 10 not to be responsible for her action, he urged that nothing short of insanity was sufficient, as an answer^ to a criminal charge. Accused, however, had shown mental alertness, in- telligence, quickness, capacity, will power and determination. Her appearance when in the witness-box demonstrated her normality and not abnormality of mind. It would be dangerous if it went forth that the mere fact of a person suffering from hysteria, was an answer to a charge of this grave nature. The intention to alarm the public, and particularly her father and step-mother, was abundantly proved, and people who read the abominy- able and revolting story were shocked and horrified by it. The jury, he continued, must return a verdict of guilty. Mr. Wilson, K.C., in his speech for the defence, spoke of the manner in which accused had en affected by the loss of her brother on the Titanic. This reference by counsel deeply affected prisoner, who buried her face in her hand- kerchief, wept convulsively, and had to be given water. Mr. Wilson submitted on on the grounds! of reason ancl common sense the prosecu- tion had broken down, and nothing in the way of criminal intention had been Droved. It was preposterous to regard this girl as a criminal. There were clear indications that the girl was abnormal. The idea that her intention Was to alarm her father and stepmother negatived by the fact that, it was as plam as a-pike staff that the letters were in the handwriting of the prisoner, and the truth or falsity of them could easily have been ascertained. There was no crime, he contended. because there could notbe any felonious intention. To say prisoner had alarmed the public was a fantastic distor- tion of facts. Counsel conclddeu his ad- dress after speaking for an hour and a half. í

SUNKEN TUG RAISED.

NEVER LEFT THE JAIL.

GERMAN, POSITIONS BROKEN THROUGH.

CHAPLAIN VISITS PRISONERS.

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MR. PERCY ILLINGWORTH.

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