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MR. WINDHAM AND HIS WIFE. 1 ?Ir- F- Windham, aged 22, was placed in the dock before Mr. Dayman, at the Hammersmith Police-court, on Thursday charged on a warrant granted by Mr. Ing- ham, on Wednesday, with threatening to cut his wife's throat, whereby she went in bodily fear. Mr Lewis, of Great Marlborough-atreet, appeared on behalf of the complainant. Mr. Windham, who had been brought fron: Windsor by Acres, one of the warrant officers of the court, was undefended. Mrs. Ann Agnes Windham was sworn, and she stated that she was resident at No. 3A, Westbourne-terrace, Paddmgton, with her husband. Two gentlemen, whom her husband had invited at Boulogne had been staying with them. She never had the pleasure of seeing the gentlemen before. On Tuesday night she went out with the two gentlemen with the consent of h!r husband, who was aware of her going out with them. They returned home at a quarter-past twelve o clock. Shortlv afterwards she retired to her room, her husband having previously wished her good v! u ,A ,ut a quarter of an-hour afterwards she heard her husband outside her room door. The two gentlemen were in their bed-rooms. She heard her husband using violent threats. He said that he was determined to shed the bIood of all three, and that he would take one of their (the gentlemen's) lives. She called out to the gentlemen. She had no friend, and it was a dreadful position for her to ba placed in. She considered both genttefcen were in danger of their lives. He said he would put a knife over Mr. St. Alban's throat. He had a large sailor's clasp knife, and he swore that he would cut her throat. She went in fear of him. It was not the first occasion he had sworn to take her life. On two occasions he threw knives over the table at her. Mr. Dayman Have you any questions to put to your wife? The Defendant: No; She aggravated me. I am cer- tainly very sorry for what has occurred. Water was poured down my ears while I was asleep on the sofa, either by you (the complainant) or some one else. You knew I was drunk. Mr. Dayman: Was he under the influence of drink ? Complainant: Not at all. He has used the threats when sober. He had said that it was his intention that no person should marrv her after his death. She did s not wish to hurt her husband. She simply wanted pro- tection from his threats. Mr. William St. Alban. said be resided at Kennington, and was studying for the bar. He was on a visit to Mr. W ind Sam's house. He had been there a fortnight by invitation of Mr. Windham while at Boulogne. He remembered returning home on Tuesday night. Mr. Windham was asleep on the sofa, and they had some difficulty in waking him up. They all parted gocd friends before going to their rooms. His atten- tion was afterwards drawn to Mrs. Windham, who opened her door and called out "Gentlemen." He came out and saw the defendant half way down the stairs. Mrs. Windham said she had heard the defendant muttering outside his (witness's) bedroom that he Mouid cut their throats or have their blood. Upon that some angry words ensued. He thought the de- fendant was excited, but he was not drunk. Two or three drops of water were thrown on his head to wake him. It did not appear to annoy him, for he afterwards parted with Mrs. Windham in the most affectionate manner. He did not complain of the water being thrown over him. They were all in conversation for some time afterwards. He heard the defendant use a most violent threat to Mrs. Windham. He said he would out hEr throat from ear to ear that night, and he made a movement towards Mrs. Windham. After that they thought it was their duty to stay with Mrs. Windham. They went down to the dining-room, and the same coarse language went on. Witness did not see any weapon, but the defendant had his hands behind him. He did not know how the quarrel began. He thought Mr. Windham had been drinking. The next morning Mr. Windham made him an humble- apology. He had certainly seen Mr. Windham throw a knife at Mrs. Windham on two occasions. The witness added that he thought Mr. Windham did not like anything to be said to him, for he soon lost his temper. Mr. Robert Burdett, of Boulogne, said he was on a visit to Mr. Windham. He then corroborated the state- ment of Mr. St. Alban. The witness also said that Mr. Windham had apologised to-him. The defendant, on-being called upon for his answer to the charge, said he had nothing to say. He went out with two or three persons, and went to a music-hall and other places.. In the afternoon his wife accused him of taking money from her purse, and it annoyed him. He drank more wine than usuaLat hi^ went out ne aranit more. lie was vexed with what he had done, and was ashamed of himself. He went away on Wednesday with the intention of going away alto- gether. He had written apologies to the gentlemen. Mr. Dayman told him that if ho had carried out his threats it would have been too late to apologise. The defendant said he walked up-staira grumbling, but he did not know what he did say. Mr. Dayman said he thought Mrs. Windham's fear was very reasonable after what had occurred, and she was entitled to every protection. He ordered him to enter into his own recognisances in the sum of £500, and to find two sureties in the sum of JE250 each, to keep the peace for six months. The defendant was not provided with bail, and he was removed by the gaoler. M-


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