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MR. O'BRIEN SHOT AT IN AMERICA.

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KILLED BY HIS SHIPMATES.

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KILLED BY HIS SHIPMATES. At the Thames Police-court on Tuesday alternoon, before Mr. Lusbington, James Cocks (master of the British barque Lady Douglas), James Gleaves (the second mate), Edward Evans (the mate), and John Webster (seaman), were charged on remand with being concerned in causing the death of a man named Hasfin, a Malay seamau, by shooting him on board the Lady Douglas on the high seas. The accused were arrested on Saturday afternoon, when only police evidence was taken. When Cocks was charged he said, It was on the way home. It was done for the safety of all the crew and the ship also. I do not say I did it with my own hands but under my direction the following fired the shot, (Cocks then mentioned the names of the other prisoners.) I bad fired at him myself, but did not bit him, the day previous, when he was trying to kneck a hole in the ship with a crowbar." Evans said, shot him in the foot to disable him. I believe he died from the offsets of Webster's shot. We did it for our own safety. If he had not been killed he would have killed some of us." Peter King, cook on boird the Lady Douglas, give ( evidence as to the behaviour of Hassin. Once he was missing for ten days, being found sleeping in the fore- peak. Later on the witness saw Hassin again in the fore-peak with a knife in each band. The captain asked him to come on deck and give up the knives; but he refused to do so, saying-, "Suppose I kill one I die." The hatch was then secured till next day, when Hassin was repeatedly asked to come on deck; but he defied everybody-even the captain, when he fired a revolver shot to frighten him This went on for four or five days, till one morning the witness saw Hassin being dragged on board from over the ship's side by the carpenter and second mate. The captain told witness that he awobo and found Hasein's hand on him as he lay in the bunk. When be moved Hassan ran upon deck, and was found holding on to the sides of the ship. Hassan was 'hen put in irons and placed between decks. Next day he slipped the irons off. They were then put round his legs, and he was kept in that position for a fortnight or three week-, receiving a full allowance of food. Hassin again got into the forepeak with a carving-knife, and refused to come on deck. Before the batch was opened next morning each of the crew was supplied with a revolver. They all agreed to kill Hassin because be was dangerous, Hassin having tried to break through the hatch at night. The witness went down between decks with the captain's revolver to try and shoot Hassin, who threw a piece of wood at him and sent him on deck. The carpenter then cut the planks between decks for the purpose of getting better sight of Hassin. Witness had a boarding pike with him when Evans, the chief mate, fired a gun and wounded Hassin in the foot. Hassin was then told that if he came up he would be forgiven but he refused. The hatch was again secured. The next morning Hassin was seen to be lying between decks, and the second mate, Gleaves, fired at him with a gun loaded with slug. Webster also fired with his revolver. Hassin was wounded somewhere in the centre of the body. A sailor named Hunt then went down and hooked Hassin, who was still lying, and they pulled him up on deck. The witness then saw that Hassin was bleeding from a wound in his side. All the crew being present, they then said, We had better kill him outright, as he is so badly wounded." Webster, who had a revolver in his hand. then shot Hassin in the head and killed him. About half-an- hour afterwards-the bodv was thrown overboard. Mr. Lushington again remanded the prisoners.

A FOND AND FOOLISH COUPLE.

DESPERATE FIGHT WITH A WOLF.

POLITE PRINCE BISMAHCK

ZULULAND.

~8TATE^JF UiKLAHD.

RELEASE OF FATHER RYAN. !

AGRARIAN OUTRAGES.

THIRTY FAMILIES TURNED OUT.

BURMAH.

SUBSIDENCE OF A PRISON.

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iBURNING OF THE OPERA COMIQUE…

THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY

COUGHING IN CHURCH.

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