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TEE MEN IN WOMEN'S CLOTHES. On Saturday morning Mr. Flowers proceeded with the examination of Ernest Boulton and Frederick William Park, who were, for the seventh time, placed at the bar of Bow-street Police Court, Lon- don, on the charges of having frequented public thoroughfares and places of amusement in female attire for an unlawful purpose, and with having con- spired with others to incite divers persons to commit an abominable crime. Mr. Poland conducted the prosecution, as before, for the Treasury, and Messrs. Besley and Straight were counsel for the prisoners. Mr. Collette was also in attendance on behalf of the Society for the Sup- pression of Vice. There was no sign of abatement in the interest taken by the public, and especially the fashionable public, in this extraordinary case, and the eager- ness to obtain admission was as great as ever, not- withstanding the suggestion made in one notable quarter that the preliminary inquiry ought to be conducted in private. Mr. Poland then called Ann Simpson I live at 42, Davies-street, Berkerley Square. In December. 1868, I let some lodgings to Lord Arthur Pelham Clinton. He occupied the drawing room floor. Mr. Boulton came and had a mutton chop and bitter beer at Lord Arthur's expense. (Although the wit- ness said Boulton she pointed to Park, and was un- derstood to refer to him.) Lord Arthur stopped a fortnight. I have seen Park in women's clothes. Lord Arthur assured me he was a man. I saw Lord Arthur go on tiptoe to let him in. He represented him as his cousin. I examined Lord Arthur's drawers and saw some clothes, which I stopped for the monev he owed me. I did not find any articles ofwomen'H clothes after I turned Boulton out. Before that I found some in a cupboard in a back room. I have only seen Park once at the lodgings. I said to him You brought your boxes up and I'll make you take them down again." I did so. He said, I wish never to see your house again." I said, I'll take care you don't." He said, Why not ?" and I re- plied Because I let them to Lord Arthur Pelham Clinton." On one occasion Boulton (here witness again indicated Park) slept in the same apart- ment with Lord Arthur. This was the night I ac- cused Lord Arthur, and he went out in woman's clothes. Lord Arthur Clinton left my lodgings be- cause he owed me money. I had lent him £10 in cash, and Boulton (Park) had a portion of it. Maria Dumn I live at 91, Shoe Lane, Fleet-street, and am a servant, now out of service. In July, 1868, I was in the service of Mrs. Peck, 36, South- ampton-street, Strand. I was housemaid there from the latter end of July till the beginning of November. I know Lord Arthur Clinton. He lodged there all the time I was there. I know both the prisoners well. Boulton lived there the whole time. Used to come there two or three days at a time, and then go away. I have heard him called Ernest Boulton, and Park, Mr. Boulton. Boulton slept in the same room as Lord Arthur Clinton. There was a small dressing room leading out of Lord Arthur's bedroom. There was a bed there. Park, when he stayed there, slept in that bed. It was necessary to pass through Lord Arthur's bedroom in order to get to that dressing room. Lord Arthur used to speak to him very familiarly—more as a lady than a man. I have heard him call him "my dear" and my darling." I have accused Boulton of being a man, and then he would laugh and show me his wedding ring and keeper. He told me he was Lord Arthur Clinton's wife. He was generally dressed as a lady, but I have seen him dressed as a man once once or twice. Park was more often dressed as a man. He used to go out with Boulton of an evening as a lady. I have seen Boulton's clothes in the wardrobe in the room where he slept. I knew a person of the name of Cummings. He used to come to the house. I have seen him in a lady's dress. He used to come to see Boulton. He came several times. I know Mr. Thomas. I have seen him at the house. He came in as a gentleman and went out as a lady. I have seen him go out with Mr. Park and Mr. Boulton. Detective Chamberlain called and re-examined: I have seen Park write; the three letters produced in the best of my judgment and belief, are in the handwriting of Park. They are signed Fanny Winifred Park." Mr. Poland I propose to read the three letters. People will think they are worse than they are. The three letters were then read. One will serve as a sample of th" whole:—[Crest F. W. P.l Duke- street, Nov. 21.—My Dearest Arthur,—How very kind of you to think of me on my birthday. I had no idea that you would do so. It was very good of you to write, and I am very grateful to you for it. I require no remembrance of my sister's husband, as the many kindnesses he has bestowed upon me remember him for many years, and the birthday present he is so kind as to promise me will only be one addition to the heap of little favours I already treasure up so many thanks for it, dear old man, I cannot echo your wish that I should live to be a hundred, though I should like to live to a green old age. Green did I say. Oh! the amount of paint that will be required to hide that very unbecoming tint. My, campish undertakings" are not at pre- sent meeting with the success that they deserve whatever I do seems to get me into hot water some- where; but, n'importe what's the odds as long as you're rappy ?—Believe me your affectionate sister- in law, FANNY WFWRFRED PARK. The prisoners hung down their heads during the reading of the letters, and often smiled at the most ludicrous parts. The Court having adjourned for a quarter of an hour, Mr. Besley said it was arranged to reserve their right of addressing the magistrate for the defence, and would proceed to call evidence. Mr. Fredk. LeGros Clark, F.E.C.S., Examiner of the University of London, surgeon and lecturer of St. Thomas' Hospital, and Examiner of Surgeons to the Royal College of Physicians of London was then called. Ho said— Examined by Mr. Straight: Upon the 24th May, accompanied by Dr Hughes, I went to the House of Detention. Clerkenwell. That was for the purpose of examining the two young men Boulton and Park. (The evidence given by this witness tended to mili- tate against the theory suggested by Dr. Barlow, and to'd, therefore, decidedly in favour of the prisoners.) This witness was cheered as he gave his evidence. Alfred Harvey, M.R.C.S., of 3, Southampton street, Strand, said: On Saturday, the 21st, after this case had been heard, I had an interview- with Park for the purpose of conducting an examination on this matter. I did examine him, and he voluntary sub- mitted himself to the examination, and assisted me in every way. (The whole of the evidence of this and the previous witness went to entirely negative the evidence of Drs. Paul and Barwell. Mr. Amos Westropp Gibbings was then called Mr. Montague Williams watched the case for this witness. [Some little amusement was caused by the very effeminate appearance he presented, and the slightly affected and polite manner in which he gave his evidence. He said I am 21 years of age. I was educated at Repton, but finished by a private tutor. I have chambers at No. 13, Bruton- street, Berkeley Square. I first dressed myself in women's clothes some six or seven years ago, that was to act characters. Several times within the las* three years I have acted female characters for charities. Nearly always I have played ladies. I first became introduced to Mr. Ernest Boulton on the day of the boat race. I had known him before. I had seen him play at the Egyptian Hall (that was about two years ago) for Mr. Maccabe's benefit. The manner in which my party at the hotel originated was that some friends of mine who had seen me act wished to see if I could sustain the character as well in a room. I appeared as a lady. At first it was only to be a small party, but it was drawn out in numbers. Mr. Boulton, Mr. Park, Mr. Peile, Mr. Cummings, and Mr. Thomas were in female attire. In case of any insinuations, I invited several real ladies. (Laughter.) I have known Park five months. I first met him at a bal masque at High- bury Barn. I had known him as a personator of female characters. He played dowagers and old women. After meeting him at Highbury Barn I asked him to call upon me, and we became very good friends. I saw him from time to time. We went to theatres together in our own costume. I have known Mr. Thomas about five months. I met him also at Highbury Barn about a fortnight before I saw Park. I know Lord Arthur Clinton, There is a connection between his family and mine, but it is very remote. There has never been anv insinuation of immorality against my character. I defv anyone to prove it. I certainly have not been engaged in any horrible conspiracy. Mr. Wm. Henry Hughes, M.R.C.S., of Fenchurch street, City: I know the father of the prisoner Boulton, and in March, 1868, I attended the de- fendant, Ernest Boulton, professionally. He was suffering from an abcess. It arose from natural causes. I examined him in the House of Detention on the 24th inst. I found him in a perfectly natural condition. There was nothing to warrant the evi- dence of Dr. Paul. The prisoners were then remanded to Monday, Mr. Flowers remarking that Mr. Besley need not renew his application for bail. Mr. Baring-Gould's novel, "In Exitu Israel," has nothing to do with Jewish history, as its title might lead one to suppose. The scene is, says the Athenceum, laid at the time of the French Revolu- tion, and the book treats largely of Church mat- ters. The lease of the New Royalty Theatre has passed into the hands of the favourite actress, Miss Hen- rietta Hodson, who will commence her first season thereon September the 3rd. The house will pre- viously undergo considerable alteration and deco- ration. Amass meeting, composed of white and coloured persons, and members of all parties, was held iu Charleston, S.C., on the 16th inst., to organise a movement toward retrenchment in the state govern- ment. The officers of the meeting were chosen re- gardless of colour. The cast announced for the Xozze di Figaro," a.t Covent Garden, is particularly strong, including Mdlle. Titiens as the Countess, Sessi as Susanna, and Pauline Lucca as Cherubino. This is the first occasion upon which Tietjens and Lucca have ever aweared in an-ooera. together.




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