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MURDER CHARGE AGAINST BARMAN.…

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MURDER CHARGE AGAINST BARMAN. At Willesden on Monday, Henry William Ball, 22, a barman, was remanded for a week charged with the murder of Clement Gustave Armand, licensee of the Crown Hotel, High-street, Harle4Wen, by shooting him. The evidence was to the effect that the accused was seen in the bar at eleven o'clock by Mr. Armand, who accused him of being under the influence of drink, and advised him to go to bed. Ball went upstairs and returned shortly afterwards. He went to Mr. Armand and fired a, revolver at him, the bullet striking the forehead and blowing I away a portion of the skull. When ques- tioned by Police-constable Hockley prisoner; said, "I have shot the governor. He accused me of being drunk. The head barman is the cause of it." At the inquest on the deceased the jury returned a verdict of "Wilful murder1* against Ball. Mrs. Armand said that when ai, she accused the prisoner of having shot her husband he replied, "That's all right. Would anyone else like one?"

MR. CODY SERIOUSLY INJURED.

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