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THE ORDER OF RELEASE!

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THE EXTRAORDINARY DOUBLE !…

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THE INQUEST ON MB. HUELIN.

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THE INQUEST ON MB. HUELIN. On Monday the circumstances attending the atro- cious murders were further elucidated before the coroner's juries, for two separate inquests were held, and at one a verdict WM delivered. The first inquiry was held by Dr. Diplock, the West Middlesex coroner, at the Lheisea Workhouse, on the body of Mr. Ruelin, when some of the evidence which had previously been given in the police-court was reiterated. After the jury had been sworn, they went to see the body, which lay in the mortuary of the workhouse; and they then went to view the house, 24, Wellington-square, where the murder was committed. The house is au eight or ten roomed one, narrowly built, and letting probably at some- thing between £30 and £ 40 a year. The workmen's tools which had been used in repairing the rooms were still lying about. In the front kitchen, a good-tissd room at the basement, marks of blood are visible on the boards, and a single stain IDay be seen on the window which lookl into the street area. The square it, however, so quiet that a crime such as this might be committed in an untenanted house at midday without arresting the attention of any one outside It seems to be highly probable that the murderer, after the deed was done, and before he called in the man to dig the hole, stowed away the body in a small dark closet or cupboard under the stairs immediately behind the water-closet. The so-called garden, at the back of the house, is a small in- closure or yard about twenty-four feet square, sur- rounded by high walls &nd effectually shut out from being overlooked from the neighbouring houses. Here the hole was dug under the wall of the closet. The head of the de- ceased was lying inside, and his legs outside, the closet. A large quantity of earth must then have been filled in, for there is quite a considerable mound of gravel in the back yard. On the jury returning to the board-room— William Watts, a detective gave evidence as to finding the body of Mr. Huelin in the house No. 24, Wellington-square. He stated that several constables had been searching for the body unavailingly until they received information from a labourer named Payne, when, on searching a particular spot near the basement water-closet, they found the body, which was without a coat, and a rope was about the neck. There was no drain where the body was, and the only implements found in the house were a pickaxe and shovel. Edward Clough, a second detective of the same division, confirmed this evidence, and deposed to discovering in the same house the hat of deceased, crushed, and with blood inside. The hat was struck in such a jnanneras to lead to the belief that a sharp blow had been given to the wearer from behind. Fresh evidence was given by a labourer named Edward James Payne, who gave the information to the police as to the spot in which deceased was buried. He stated that on Monday, the 9th, Miller, whom he had known for some two or three years, came to him and asked him to "do a job." He went at about half past twelve o'clock to 24, Wellington- square, and Miller, who had the key, opened the door and admitted him. saying that he wanted a drain dug. He pointed out the Byot to be dug as near the basement water- closet. and witness remarked that was a "ram place" for a drain to which Miller rej .ined that he was going to shift another. The work occupied abort an hour ana a half, at the end of which time the prisoner, who had lain on some straw smoking a pipe and looking on, said, You had better go now, al the old gelltleu:an may come in," Miller then walked upstaira with witness, and going into the front parlour, took a notice of the "house to let" cut of the window, remarking, "This house is let." Miller went out wit > witness and told him to come at eight the next morn- ir g to finish the work. Witness went, but there was no one in the house. Mr. Turner, a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, who had been called to see the body, said he found a piece of cord tied tightly round the neck, but that would not account for death, for he should say it had been put on after- wards. On making a post mortem examination he found a bruise on the left side of the head, the temple, as if from a heavy blow. At the back of the neck, or rather the base of the skull, there were two holes scarcely as large as peas, and on pressing the parts the brain protruded. There were no other external marks of violence. The holes mentioned were sufficient to account for death, tbe cause of which was fracture of the base of tbe skulL He did not think such an instrument as the pickaxe would have pro- duced the holes. They were so excessively small that it must have been a very sharp instrument, much sharper than the pick. The holes broke into the cells at the back of the ear. A juror suggested that perhaps the old gentleman was struck down by a shovel, as the condition of the hat indi- cated, and that a nail had been struck fnto the brain. The witness further expressed himself as of opinion that the rope was tied round the neck after death, and that by it the body had been dragged along. James Smith, the man whose evidence has been reported in tb$police.-court evidence, was re-called. He appeared much escited, and wanted to have persons called and questioned as to fac-s relating to himself. The evidence he had given before the n>agUtrate respecting the prisoner coveting the money possessed by the two deceased persons and some other matters was then read by the Coroner and attested as the evidence of the witness, who said he bore the prisoner no ill-will, only he did think the prisoner might have got him charged as well. Mr. Edward Huelin, a young man, the nephew of the de- ceased gentleman, stated that he formerly lived at 15, Paulton's-square, with his uncle, and of late had been at a farm in Lincolnshire, where he expected to see his uncle last week. He identified some of the articles found on the prisoner, as spectacles and case, penknife, pencil, rent-book, an odd glove (the fellow of this glove was found on the body of the deceased), to be the property of the deceased, and generally carried about with him. The priaoner lived in a house belonging to the deceased, and witness had been sent in March last for arrears of rent. Mr. James Ray, an inspeator of the Scotland-yard detec- tive police, stated that on Thursday he was at Chelsea police station, when a woman named Margaret Ann Miller came and identified as her husband Walter Miller, who then stood charged with the murder of Ann Boss. The prisoner was then insensible, or appeared to be so; and the woman gave as her address 24, Seymour-place. At that house witness, who was accompanied by Superintendent Fisher, [fOund in a box papers ac dressed to Mr. HueUn, such as abstracts of titles, and other papers relating to property (papers of some hulk), and a bunch of keys, and troupers with bloodstains on the thigh. He then described the steps which were taken by the police in tracing out the dead body at Wellington square. The hat and stick of deceased were found under boards which had been screwed down, and at the place where a bidy was found a drain stone had been let m to give the appearance that there waa a drain there. Some surprise was ereated hy the witness saying that to all appearance the old man was killed in the morning, and his body was concealed in a cupboard in the back kitchen until after the hole was dug. Mrs. Middleton, the woman who, with her daughter, had been put in possession of the house by the prisoner under the guise ot a foreigner, was then recalled, and she said that though she had no doubt now that the prisoner and the '"French foreigner" were one and the same, yet so well was the disguise assumed that she was deceived. He brought her the key at at out twelve or half-past on Monday, the 9;h, told her he was Mr. Huelin's nephew, with a request to take care of the house, she having been employed there before, and the next morning, when Miller came in his working dress, she tpjd him a Frenchman had given her the key. Tbe witness was cross-examined at great length by another witness, and he questioned her with some harshness as to her not finding out that the prisoner and the Frenchman were one and when, in the courae of his own testimony, he made the mistake of confounding the woman with her daughter he raised a laugh against himself which even the serious nature of the inquiry could not suppress. The woman's daughter was then called, and she gave her evidence in a clear and straightforward manner, supporting the testimony her mother had given. From this evidence it appeared that Miller treated the house as his own, and actually went after rent which some tenants were ready to pay. He alternately appeared in his disguise, with spectacles and a beard, and in his working dress. Evidence was then given with respect to the house being found unsecured on Monday night, and it appeared from this that a neighbour saw the back door open of the Paulton's- square house and told the police, with whom he effected an entry. They found in one room a pail and the room half sciubbed, but nothing more, and it was thought the old gentleman had gone into the country, and that some accident had overtaken the housekeeper. Harriett Sibley, a widow, living in Brompton, stated that she was at tea with the Millers on Sunday, the 0th, at 26, Si-ymour place, fulham-road. Miller was at home when she weBt, at about S o'ctook in the afternoon, and she left him there when he went away, at about I) o clock at night. The witness recounted the conversation between the old Mrs. Middleton, who was also there and the Millers, in which there was no point. On Monday witness went again at abeut 4 o'clock (afterwards she said half an hour later), and Miller was having tea and dinner together. He had on a pair of light trousers he put on a clean shirt and a paper collar while she was there in fact. he changed his things. When witness went in Mra. Miller was ironing a shirt for Miller, and he seemed in good spirits. Mrs. Miller did not wash the shirt out. The witness Piper was recalled: He stated that Miller, when he called for a van on Wednesday night, was attired, and spoke with a .foreign accent, saying, "Vill you," and such like: but when witneu detected the blood, and re- fused to leave his hold of his prisoner, Miller stamped, and then spoke in broad Scotch-English.

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MR. SPURGEON IN DUNDEE.

A MOURNFUL AFFAIR,

THE "BOMBAY" AND THE "ONEIDA.'

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SOMETHING ABOUT ASPARAGUS.

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