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ALLEGED ATTEMPT TO MURDER,

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ALLEGED ATTEMPT TO MURDER, Geo. Bowyer, a costermonger, residing at Strouds- vale, York-road, Islington, was charged, on remand, at Clerkenwell Police-court, on Friday, with felo- niously attempting to murder John Bowdell, by stab- bing him. Mr. John Wakeling, solicitor, attended for the defence. John Bowdell, whose head was enveloped in surgical bandage?" is right arm in a sling, and who still ap- peared ve:y ill and weak, said: I live at Brock's- cottage, Streud's-vale, Islington. I am a coster- monger. On the 5th of June, between ten and eleven o'clock at night, I was talking with the witnesses, dis- cussing something that had taken place in the morn- ing. Mr. Masters, another costermonger, wished to know of me if the prisoner had challenged Mrs. Masters to fight his wife. We were talking that over, and Mr. Masters wished to know if the prisoner had •'handled" his wife-meaning by that, pulling her about. I said, Yes," and the prisoner came about five or six yards up the court, next door to where I reside, and said to me, "I have been listening to you for these five minutes, you —— I will put out your light by the morning." I answered him then, Why not now?" and he said, "Because I am neither your weight nor your size." Mrs. Masters said to the prisoner, "As my husband has come home I am quite prepared for your wife now." The pri- soner turned round, went .about five or six paces, and taking another thought turned back and ran at pushing his nst in my face. I turned round and re- taliated in self-defence; I struck him in the face. It was a sort of challenge that the prisoner gave to me when he put his fist in my face. We had a round, and were struggling, and in the second round I felt a heavy blow on the head, and then I lost my senses. It stunned me for a minute or so. When I came to I felt something running down my face like warm water. I put my hand to my head and felt blood, and said, Dan, I am stabbed." I found that I had bruises on the head, one on the ear, one under the left rib, one on the arm above the wrist, a gash on my shoulder about two inches deep and three inches in length. I did not see any instrument in the prisoner's haad. I think the prisoner was sober. I was perfectly sober. I have been in the Great Northern Hospital ever since I was stabbed until last Monday night, when I was discharged at my own request. I lost a great deal of blood and felt very weak. I was so weak that when I got to the hospital I did not feel the surgeon sew up the wounds. Mr. William Hicks Bryant, M.R.C.S., surgoon at the Great Northern Hospital, described the wounds. There was a peculiarity about them which showed that they were inflicted by a sharp instrument. They were deeper at each end than in the middle. One wound on the temple might have caused death. AU the wounds, in his opinion, were inflicted by some sharp instrument. He considered the complainant now out of danger. He ought to have remained in the hospital several days longer. He let him out because he said the prisoner's wife had been to his wife and threatened to do for her. There were eleven wounds altogether. Mr. Wakeling said the prisoner would reserve hia defence. Mr. D'Eyncourt committed the prisoner to the Cen- tral Criminal Court for trial, and refused bail. The prisoner was then removed.

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