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RESUMED INQUEST. Wife's Lover's Evidence. SEARCHING QUESTIONS. Letters to Her Husband, » Lyndon Moore (coroner) resumed his in- at the Town Qall into the circumat&ccea the death of Mrs Sarah Beavin, aliened to been killed by her hnaband at the London Sf^aarant, Newport, on Tuesday evening last. OB police had taken precautions to prevent anv IIYercrowdinf! at the court. A he accased man Beavan, who was repra- "ted by Mr Digby Powell, his solicitor, looked I Xioas and care-worn. although sprncely attired tb *cock-co&t. As ha made his appearance in oe ock there was a wall of anguisb from some Of his relatives present. tho last bearing it will be remembered that Joh Uce of identification was given by William 1, Ccoke, who added that he and Mrs Beavsn lived as man and wife during the time Mr B»vao was in South Africa. This evidence was aa over to Cooke on Monday, and he accepted Qotes as correct. W n-8 a*id be bad agreed to recall 'jam John Cooke in order to give the of cltor, who represented Beavan, an opportunity Dotting any relaxant queations to him. There 44 lkzlot iir Conrt for inquiring into the moral immoral relations between Cooke and the jy&an, or the relations between Baavan and hts ta. Thsy had only to inquire as to the came .death. Faots would not be admitted which j bis opinion were irrelevant to this simple **Qe. They had to ascertain the cause of death, I1Q whether anyone was responsible for it. Cooke and Mrs Beavan. n- MJOKS again went into the witnesa-box, and i cross-examined by Mr Digby Powell. Will '0a tell mo," asked Mr Powell, when you first Mrs Beavan ?" When I came from Africa." was the reply. -"low loug ago ?—1900, I think it was. She j^8 then living uext door to my sister at 4, ^ondry-pJace, Abergavenny. f. "as she living then by herself with her ehil- a*eo?_Yei. »ot yoa t^or8 t0 *'ve ber,?—Certainly h0^id you ever sleep at the house ?—Certainly li.Did Yoe cohabit with her as man and wife?— Ot until I came to Newport. Coioner The witness is not bonnd by of Parliament to answer these questions. ktl arther cross-examined, Cooke said he did not received money sent to her by her AlP ^on ^now "bo bad £ 150 when she was at » 9?rgavenny, the money of her husband ?—-No, 4d»d not. «».jj yea frequently visft her at Abergavenny ? £ *° She visited my house. en ^id you first commence to live with her? en A came to Newport—three years ago the of February. Ij "°w many children had you ty ber T—Two, j* both born in Witham-street, Newport j,j l!* >ou know the husband wanted her to join jj in South Africa ?— No,sir. He knows himself e had given me my children I would go away. haplying to farther questions, witness said he j, dfcce&ssd had received two letters fiom her Qsfaand, and that she used to draw money at »..8rKavenny, but that was before be bad any- l?R to do with ber. jd you know she was receiving money from 'ocal fund ?—I have nothing to do with that ''was before I had anything to do with her. Mrtl;ea8 added that the house in Witbam- was in hia name. Pop,elI Furnished by her husband's fnr- *Ure ? Ouly boxes. A Dramatic Meeting. t ^ben Beavan came to the bouse didn't be ask 5 to leave ?—No, \yj, ^,hs say, Have you been living with my Yes, I said, I have." She jumped <Jo»TeBD 08 RD(* tolcl k'm t0 s,t C'°'VD' Rnc' 116 Bat "D- I toid her if she would eive mo the chil- 1 would go at once. 1 yoa consider it your duty when the » 1'band had come to leave the bonse V —Yes. y'd I would go if she gave me the children, have your two children now ?—Yes. bOil ItneSl5, continuing, said Beavan visited the tils on two 3r three occasions when he was and slept there one night;in witness's bed- o lit you and Mrs Beavan sleep downstairs ?— I« We sat by the fire all night. 0 you know who bought clothes for the cbil- '—1 «aw new clothes on the children I 5 know who bought them. "'OOke added that Mrs Beavan was addicted to He admitted that she had pawned some from the home, and he repeated that the ^30 he didn't go away was that his children be left behind. Restaurant Manager. to "VilHatn Mattick. 45, Commercial-street, import, said he was manager of the London ?^tanrant. Prisoner Beavan first stayed at the **»aaiant on August 29th. With the exception U night he remained at the restaurant H?' September 19th, During the time he staved 6rs the dfccea^&d woman visited hiin fie- eOtly. The first occasion was about a week 0 after be came to lodge at the restaurant, eavan told witness that the woman wai hin « e> and after that Mrs Beavan called there V**6 or four times a week. 'They appeared on Ory frion tv terms. MIs Baa van always had *ft °r tWo children with ber. About a week loin came t0 »tay at tbe restaurant Beavan bins that he was not living with his wife, 8be was living with another man in the Sq?'q-- Accused was greatly depressed, and et'mes 8'3ec' tea"- bad told witness kit (loiD^ 'n 1558 P°WBr t0 R"' { Wif9 to return to him, and that he would everything if she did so. Beavan •j,,11 bin wjf8 would not always sit downstairs, u acd the children somotimes went into bis ^.poom and sat at tbe window. On Tuesday last 1 .bees saw Mrs Beavan at the restaurant about clock. Witness understood that Mr and Beuvan arranged to go out for a jji after dinner. About 4.30 witness heard a dj JC'DS scream in No. 7 bedroom, and he imme- On* ran upstairs, The bedroom door was Da ?' bad bis coat off, and was leaning over tbe bed. At the Bame time MB* ^eavan rushed past witness and went down- ^Jwr». Witness said, What is tbe matter ? 'Otu* you done?'' Beavan ieplje3, I j ber threat with a razor." He gave witness a t h50r' *nd witness ran downstairs, pasted Mrs IfaLV*11' anc5 8aicl' 1 am eoin^ for ft doc'or-" Dr. Buckuer, and when he pot back £ ■ Beavan was being placed in a cRb. fcat oroner You have no doubt he said, "I t *o done it here is tbe razor "?—No. Be had depressed for some time. I^V'oas-exumined by Mr Digby Powell, witness f j.. that tbe accused was utterly depressed and P'fc during the time ha was at the bouse. He K^*a like a man who was much worried. He was Ktj^y reserved and selJom entered into couversa- lr*h exMP' on one night when he had been at »r* ,esta'nrant a week, tie then told witness his àible, and shed tears. r Powell Did bo may he loved her ?-Yen, wf* bis one objact was to get her back to live bi him again. g^0'j'10 Coroner pointed out that this was matter if n'slevaut to the inqairy. ,neBB added that accused had spoken VHec,ion8tely of his wife, and faid bo would pro- e*> 8a for her and her children if she would back to live with bim, ji '■he Foreman On the day of the crime had bllvan been drinkins: ? ~No, I don't think so. c would have drink in his bedcoom somelicces, Devor knew him the worse for drink during k Wholu time ho was stopping with me. He |L s 'ery well babavsd. I Fel! Into His Arms. B^nrv Gatehouse, building inspector under tbe i»*wPort Corporation, said he was passinsr the re- ^Irant.and heard a woman crying "Murder." A j. also was crying "Murdor." Witness went into Passage of the restaurant and saw a boy Out six years old coming downatairn followed ttian in his shirtsleeves. He asked the man *ft Waa D'3' ^a,: notans,ver- Immediately forwards the deceased woman came down. be e Cell about half-way down, and witneoacanght jj r at the bottom of the stairs. He ask^d Jj5 ^bat had happened, but she could not speak, throat was cut and bleeding profusely, lie 'n bis arms a few seconds, and then her fell on one side, and he placed her on tbe and rushed out, got a cab, and went to Spjt the matter to the police. Hensby stated that he was called to the airant at 4.30, and found deceased with her being supported by a man. On tbe way witness met Beavan between the second floors. It was very dark. Witness asked, /^bere is the man Beitvau rerlicd, I am. I 'o it with a razor. 1 Bhail never swing for it. uh6 Beavan never finished tbe sen- Ce- Witness took him to the police station, H 'obed him, and found one £ 5 note and Is 5d, Ca»rf Rlbert. gold ring, eyeglasses, picture post- 6,ra,» thire letters from bis wife to bim, ana ^LETTERS.

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