THE MOLD SENSATION: CASE DISMISSED.
BENCH'S DECISION CHEERED. Remarkable Demonstration in Crowded Court: Dramatic End ol 2-days' Hearing. "NO END OF LIES." Chairman's Comment on Whalley's Evidence. THIS ODIOUS MAN." Air. J. B. Marston's Striking Speech lor the Defence. TWO QUESTIONS. What Became of Bread and Cheese and the Poison Bottle ? A serieis of dramatic incidents in the Alold poitioncase culminated in a remark- able scene at the Police Court on Saturday, lvhell the release of the accused woman- Caroline Snevd, otherwise Caroline Whal- ley-was loudly cheered. In the experience Df those who have followed the proceedings at the local court for many years, there has Jiever been a more enthusiastic and spon- taneous demonstration. The case aroused tremendous interest, 110t merely in Mold, but all over the coun- *ry- Throughout the two flays' hearing the court was crowded to the doors. The charge against the accused was that fShebad attempted to administer strychnine to John Whalley, a gamekeeper, described her husband, with intent to kill him. It Va6 alleged that she had put strychnine in orne bread and cheese prepared for his supper. The accused was first brought be- ore the Bench on Thursday morning, June <lIth, and was remanded until Friday last. •Mr. F. Llewellyn-Jones prosecuted, and ^r- J. B. Marston defended. The magistrates were Capt. Lloyd, R.N. I \In the ehair), Mr. H. J. Roberts, Mr. Ro- bert Jones, and Mr. John Hughes. Throughout the proceedings the accused 'Sat quietly in the dock, with a wardress on -each side of her. She smiled brightly when *he heard the magistrates' decision. Before addressing the Bench, Mr. F. Llewellyn-Jones called Dr. Griffiths, the Principal medical officer of Walton Prison, ^ho said the prisoner was received on the lIth inst., and during the period that had t, lapsed since then had been under his care. On her reception he found her in extremely bad health. She was very thin and anje- and was suffering a good deal of pain. lIel' mental condition was very confused, nnd she had difficulty in continuing a con- urbation. She was depressed and tearful, and sat rigidly in her chair, staring in front of her. He was of opinion that she was "Ot fully responsible. Since her admission she had improved very considerably. As- aiming the Bench decided that there was a Prixna-facie case, he considered that she tvould be better where she was at present, 13catisc, she was going on very well. If she %vtlre released somebody would have to look after her. -Air. Marston intimated that if the Bench eeided to commit the accused for trial, lie "olÍld not make application for bail. CASE FOR PROSECUTION. 1\11'. F. Llewellyn-Jones, addressing the Deneh for the prosecution, said the prison- ler was charged with having feloniously at- itelhpted to cause to be taken by one John ^halley, certain poison called strychnine "'lih intent in so doing then and thereby ^oniously, wilfully, and of malice afore- thougbt to kill and murder the said John Whalley. The evidence would show that j the prisoner was the wife of John Whalley, l\l1d lived at Topyrallt, Black Brook, Mold. "^ey had been married about three years. 1'hey would hear from John Whalley that bol1t two months ago he had occasion to borrow a small bottle of strychnine from lhe head keeper on the Gwysaney Estate, 1-0 be used for the purpose of killing ver- lilJ. He placed the bottle subsequently in The pocket of one of his coats, which he lllllig up in the house. He would tell them hat it was his intention to bury the bottle J" the ground, so that there would be no danger that anyone else might get hold of tllp bottle. He had occasion to go to SOughton, and while there recalled that lie bad carelessly left the bottle in the coat Pocket and returned home. On reaching home he searched for the bottle in his coat Pocket, but found that it had gone. He fSpoke to his wife about it, and she denied having any knowledge of the matter. Sub- sequently lie had to obtain another bottle. Orl Monday, June 8th, lie had arranged to do night duty as keeper on certain rearing fields at Penygarth. Before he left home about 7.30 his wife handed him some food ^1-apped in a handkerchief and a piece of llGwSpaper. The food consisted of bread <¡nd cheese and a piece of cake. He left the house and went to Rhydyinwyn. He bad occasion to call at the Sun Inn, Rliyd- JttHvyn, where he got supper. Then he N\-(,Il t into the woods, and remained there the whole night. About half past five in the morning lie opened the parcel of food alJd ate the cake. and also drank some tea \hieh he had with him. He then com- | fenced to eat the bread and cheese. On taking the first mouthful he found that there was a very bitter taste, and he im- trJediateh- spat it out. He did not take any /'ore of the bread and cheese, but wrapped It up again in the parcel and put it in his Pocket. THROWN TO A DOG. When he returned home about midday he I ^rapped the parcel and placed some of the bread and cheese on it chest of drawers in the house. He threw a portion to a re- triever dog, which was in a kennel near the house. He then went into the garden. He was attracted by the little girl crying, and found that she was crying apparently be- cause something had happened to the dog. He went there and found that the dog was in great pain. It was lying on its side and kicking. The dog died shortly afterwards. Whalley was perfectly satisfied from what he saw that the dog had been poisoned. He went into the house and had a conversation with his wife, but was not able to get any satisfaction from her. He called in a neighbour, Mrs. Weaver. The Bench would hear from her, and also from Mrs. Jones, another neighbour who subsequently came into the house, the conversation that took place between the prisoner and her hus- band. He thought they would be satisfied from the account of that conversation, and from what Sirs Weaver would tell them about the prisoner going outside to fetch a bottle, that the accused knew a good deal about that bottle. Subsequently the pri- soner left the house and went to Tyddyn Uclia, Soughton. She arrived there about 7.30 in the evening in a very agitated con- dition. Miss Sparkes, daughter of the ten- ant at Tyddyn Ucha, asked her to come in- to the house. Accused remained there dur- ing the night. They would hear from Miss Sparkes that early in the morning she had a conversation with the prisoner. Miss Sparkes knew nothing whatever of iy trouble of this kind, so that the stati IM at the prisoner made to her was an enLicly voluntary one. The accused said "he had tried to give it to her (not indicating what), that she was too sharp for him and had thrown it in the fire." Miss Sparkes asked when that was. Prisoner replied, "Some I time ago." "LIKE PROVIDENCE." The accused went on to say, "I was mend- ing his coat and the bottle dropped at my feet. I picked it up and hid it. It was like as if Providence had sent it for me to do it." Miss Sparkes said, "Why didn't you destroy the bottle?" Mrs. Whalley replied that she did not know what to do. Miss Sparkes asked, "When did you give it to him?" Prisoner replied, "Last night"- referring to Monday night. Miss Sparkes said, "What if he had eaten it?" The ae- cused replied, "I would have gone straight and told him I had done it. He brought it straight home and told me not to cat it or give it to the children. I saw him throw it to the dog." Miss Sparkes said to Mrs. Whalley, "I don't know anything about it." Mrs. Whalley said, "It's a white, bitter kind of crystal—very deadly poison." That was the conversation that the prisoner had with Miss Sparkes. It showed that the pri- soner knew everything about this, and that she herself placed the poison from the bottle on the bread and cheese which she had given to her husband on the Monday. Subsequently, as a result of inquiries, the police came to the conclusion that the ac- cused should be arrested. She was arrested and made a statement to the superintend ent, which would be given in evidence. Subsequently Mr. Edwards, veterinary sur- geon, made a post mortem examination on the dog, and he would tell them that there could be no doubt whatever as to the cause I of death. His evidence would be borne out by the county analyst, Mr. "Foulkes Lowe, who would say that he found in the dogs stomach something like two and a half grains of strychnine. He would further tell them that from one half to one grain was sufficient to poison a human being. Mr. Llewellyn-Jones added that he did not know what line of defence his friend was going to take. It might be said that the accused committed the offence under aggravation. if this case resulted in a cer- 0 tain way, that point might weigh very heavily—and rightly so-w lien she was sen- tenced hereafter; but so far as this court was concerned that question was quite ir- relevant to the issue which the Bench had to try. There was another point which his friend might raise, and that was the state of mind of the prisoner. It might be said that though the prisoner was guilty of the charge, at the same time she was not fully responsible for her actions—not in a right state of mind—and therefore ought not to be punished. That, again, was not a mat- ter which the Bench had to deal with. That matter would be taken into consideration at another court. if the Bench decided that there was a prima-fncie case against the prisoner. It was for the Bench to say whe- ther there was sufficient evidence against the prisoner to make out a prima-facie case and justify them in committing her for trial. He asked them, after hearing the evidence, to commit her for trial at the next Assizes.
WHALLEY'S EVIDENCE. "Never Suspected She Would do Injury to Me." John Whalley, gamekeeper, Topyrallt, Black Brook, Mold, was the first witness called. He said the prisoner, who was his wife, v, as aged 34. They were married about three years ago. They had lived at Topyriiilt the whole of their married life. I About i-vo months ago he borrowed a bottle of strychnine from the head keeper. He borrowe'l it for the dtstruction of vermin. After lie had used a quantity of the strych- After lie had used a quantity of the strych- nine. he buried the bottle in the wood. I About a fortnight ago lie took the bottle out, and put it in the pocket of one of his coats, which was hanging up in the house. He went to Sougliton, which was about five minutes' walk. When lie returned home lie searched the coat, and found that the bottle had gone. He said to his wife, "Have you seen the bottle out of my pocket?" She said, "You must have lost it out of your I pocket." The next day lie made a further search for the bottle, but failed to find it. On Monday, June 8th, he had to go on night duty at the rearing ground at Peny- garth, near Hhydymwyn. His wife put some food in a parcel for him. About 5.30 in the morning he opened the parcel. He took hold of a bread-and-eheese sandwich and bit it. He thought it tasted rather bitter and spat it out. He did not eat any more of the bread and cheese. About mid- day, when he got home, he gave part of the bread-and-eheese sandwich to a retriever bitch, and put the rest in a piece of paper on the drawers. He then went into the garden. While there his attention was at- tracted by the little girl crying. He found the dog rolling on the ground, and saw that it had been poisoned. He went into the house and obtained an emetic. The dog vomited once and then died. He returned to the house and said to his wife, "What did you want to put that stuff in my supper last night for?" She replied, "I have not seen it." He asked her to give it to him, and said "If you don't give it to me, I shall send for Sergeant Whitehead." She still said that she had not got it. She went upstairs and he followed her. He asked her again, "Have you the bottle?" He got the same answer as before. He then called in Mrs. Weaver, the next-door neighbour. "I HAVE NOT GOT IT." When Mrs Weaver came upstairs (con- tinued witness) he told her what had hap- pened. Mrs. Weaver said to her, "If you have got the stuff give it to him." His wife said, "I have not got it. I have burnt the stuff and smashed the bottle." He was not satisfied with that and told her that he would call Sergeant Whitehead. Subse- quently he went out of the house, and shortly afterwards saw Mrs. Weaver and the prisoner come out of the house. He saw them go to a heap of ashes and stones and take something out. They then re- turned to the house. He saw Mrs. Jones, another neighbour, come out of the house. When she saw him she raised her hand. He went to her and she gave him a bottle. The bottle contained similar stuff to that which was in the bottle he lost, but he thought there was less in it. He took the bottle into the wood and smashed it into a thousand pieces. Later he learned that his wife had gone to Tyddyn Ucha. After- wards he went to Mold, where he saw Ser- geant Whitehead and Superintendent Da- vies. Witness added that lie had never had any reason to believe that his wife would do any injury to him. He never for one moment suspected her of anything of the kind. Cross-examined by Mr. Marston: You had never reason to believe that your wife would do anything like this? -No. Was that because you had great love and affection for her?—Yes. And she for you?—Most decidedly. Both you and your wile were very fond of the children?—Yes. What are your wages?—-18s. a week and I gave her las. What did you keep 3s. a week for—pocket money ?—No. Further questioned, witness said that he had been in debt to the amount of 932 when he came to Mold, and he had paid off that debt with the 3s. a week and his perquisites. He admitted tlFat he was not a teetotaler, and that he had indulged in drink lately. That, he said, was because of his wife's position, lie did not want to punish her. With regard to his dealings with strychnine he said he was in the habit of burying it after he had used it, and had been in that habit for nineteen years. He had not negligently left the bottle in his pocket he had forgotten it. The cake which comprised part of the meal his wife had put up for him was on top of the packet, next to the bread. There was nothing the matter with the cake. On the Monday evening he went to the Sun Inn, Rhydymwyn, where he had two and a half pints of beer, and sonic supper consisting of bread and cheese. He could not recol- lect the conversation which ensued when he arrived home next day. He was glad to be alive. He was thinking he might have been dead and his wife arrested on a charge of murder. Mr. Marston: It was rather early to think about that, wasn't it ?--I was glad I was alive, and there were other things I had to think about. I was thinking about the death of the bitch.
FIGHT WITH BULL TERRIERS. PRESTATYN VISITOR S UNPLEASANT EXPERIENCE. A visitor to Prestatyn has just had an unpleasant experience. He was walking along the high road near the golf linkti when lie noticed two bull terriers worrying a sheep. He went up, and was attempting to drive them off with his umbrella when they turned fiercely upon him. Driving oiie of the terrierc, off with his feet, he seized the other by the neck just as it was attempting to fasten on his throat, and bore it to the ground, where,after a struggle, he left it apparently dead, though it subse- quently revived. The visitor's appearance after his un- pleasant adventure bore evidence of the fierceness of the struggle in which he had been engaged, his flesh being torn in seve- ral places, and his clothes being bespatter- ed with blood. The dogs have been destroyed by flic pol- ice. at the owner's request.
+':+ The London Teachers Association has lodged a protest against the employment of women teachers in boys' school^, but the L.C.C. is ignoring it. "I travelled widely before I donned this very uncomfortable and rather ridiculous collar," said a clergyman at a meeting of Churchwomen Suffragettes.
AMAZING ADMISSIONS IN CROSS-EXAMINATION. Whalley says That He Does Not Know Whether He Was Ever Married. I DON'T REMEMBER." Sorry That He Gave Information to the Police. Continuing his cross-examinat ion of Whalley, Mr. Marston asked: Are you a truthful man?—Yes, I am. And is what you told the court the whole truth 1- Yes. How long have you been married?—Three years. Where were you inarried ?-Wolverli amp- ton. What church were you married in?—I was not married in a church. You would be married in a registry office? —I could not say where it was—I don't re- member (laughter). Was your condition such that you don't re- member being married?—I don't remember where it was. I put it to you that you were not married, nor have ever been married, to this woman at all?—I don't know. I was given to understand that I was. Who gave you to understand that you had become a married man?—She told me. When did she tell you?—The next day. Had you seduced your wife before she was married?—I don't think so. The Chairman (sternly) to the witness: You must know. You must speak the truth or try your best. Mr. Marston (to witness): Three years ago since you were married and you forget being married?—Y'es. ° What was the time of day you were mar- ried?—I could not tell you. Were you in a drunken conditiou ?-Yes, I was. And she took you away?— We went to a restaurant and stayed there the night. Where at?—Wolverhampton. Wliere did you obtain your marriage lines?—I could not tell you anything about it. Do you believe now that you are married? -I don't know (laughter). Did your mother receive this woman as your wife?—Yes. Is that all you can caN-. Just be careful. Did you ever make any inquiries?—Never. Who gave notice to the registrar for mar- riage?—I could not tell you. Did you know that your wife had given notice to the registrar of her intended mar- riage?—I couldn't say. Have you any explanation to give about your marriage?—Only what I have told you. "1 DON'T REMEMBER." Tell the court again what explanation you have got to give about not remembering that you ever went through a form of mar- riage.-I don't remember. I had had neuralgia and was drinking brandy and soda. Would you go back on that now and say she i6 not your wife?—No, I would not. I can't do. Can't you say in what part of Wolver- hampton you went through a form of mar- riage?—I could not say, I am sure. Can you say what I Olltll?-.NLO, I can't. It was somewhere in January or February. Did your mother ask you whether you were married?—Well, of course. And then you told her you were, without knowiug ?-Y es. Mr. Llewellyn Jones, interposing, said he could scarcely see how this line of cross- examination .,> relevant to the iesue. Mr. Marsto:. -aid it affected the credibi- lity of the v.. ess. The Bench Jowed Mr. Marston to con- tinue. Mr. Marston (to witness): How long did your mother remain in the knowledge that you were married—up to this day?—I sup- pose so. I put it to you that a child was bovn about two months after you had jilted this woman and refused to marry her?—No. She tells me that she went to the regis- trar's to be married to you, and that you did not turn up, although you knew her condition?—Not to my knowledge. Do you forget this sort of tiling?—I had got a very bad memory at that time. Haven't you wanted to get rid of her company ?—No, never. Further cross-examined, witness said lie had had another child in addition to those by the accused, in respect of whose main- tenance lie had to contribute Is. 6d. a week. His mother paid that. Mr. Marston Did you promise to marry that woman?—No. Had you gone through a form of mar- riage?—No. Do you know Market Drayton?—Y'es. Do you know the registry office there?- No, I don't. The accused was a district nurse, wasn't she?—Yes. And you first got to know her when she was nursing your sister-in-law?—Yes. SORRY HE GAVE INFORMATION. Witn ess denied that the prisoner had asked him from time to time [nce coming to Mold to marry her. During their mar- ried life she had had fits of temporary in- sanity. He had not taken her to a doctor because she had always said she did not want one. She had had one of those fits on the Monday in question. Mr. Marston: What she said to Mis. Jones and Mrs. Weaver can't be relied up- on ?—No. ) Have you been in the habit of coming home beastly drunk?—No. 1 suppose now you regret having given information to the police?—I am sorry now. You would now like her to be liberated so that she can come back to you?—Y'es. You hope to get her back shortly?—Y'es. 1 suppose to-morrow morning would suit your book? (laugliter).-Yets. John Wynne Williams, chemist, Wrex- I ham-street, Mold, was the next witness. He said that in October last he sold a bottle of strychnine to Thomas Hemmings, head gamekeeper to Mr. P. T. Davies-Cooke. On June 6th, Whalley also purchased a bottle of strychnine from him. A bottle had since been brought "to him by Superintendent Da- vies, and if that were the same bottle lie sold to Whalley, a draclnn was missing. E. P. Edwards, veterinary surgeon, Mold, spoke to going to Black Brook and bringing away the body of the black retriever bitch. He made a. post mortem examination. The symptoms were those associated with strych- nine poisoning. In the absence of any or- ganic disease he was of opinion that the dog died from strychnine. William Foulkes Lowe, county analyst, detailed the results of an analysis wliieh he had made. He said there was strychnine in the dog's stomach, the intestines, and the contents of the stomach. There was no poison in the portion of bread which had been submitted to him for analysis. Mr. Marston: If the man Whalley had taken a bit of this, and got some into his mouth, would it have a deleterious effect upon him?—Y'es. Even taking it into his mouth?—It wouldn't do to keep it in long. He would find rather a persistent taste if he kept it in long. "I don't propose to taste at all," said Mr Marston, amid laughter.
NEIGHBOURS' EVIDENCE. Elizabeth Weaver, wife of James Weav- er, gardener, Topyrallt, Black Brook, near Mold, said she lived next door to Mr. Whal- ley. She remembered Tuesday afternoon week. About half-past one she was called in by Mr. Whalley, who made a statement to her. She asked Mrs. Whalley if she had got the poison. The prisoner replied, "I have not got it." Whalley asked her if she would remain there while he went to tele- phone for the sergeant. She told him that she would not stay. Whalley then went to fetch Mrs. Jones. In the meantime she sat upstairs with Mrs. Whalley. She again asked her if she had the poison, and the accused replied that she had not got it. Whalley and Mrs Jones came up to the bedroom. Mrs. Jones said to Mrs. Wliil- ley, "For goodness' sake, give it up." Mrs. Whalley replied, "1 have not got it, Mrs. Jones." Whalley accused his wife of hav- ing put poison on his bread and cheese. Mrs. Whalley said she had not got it. They all went out into the yard. In a few min- utes Whalley went across into the wood. She and Mr-. Whalley went to an ash- heap. Mrs. Whalley stooped down and re- moved some stones and weeds, and picked up a small green bottle, similar to the one produced. There was some white stuff in the bottle. Mrs. Whalley then gave her the bottle, and she gave it to Mrs. Jones. Immediately afterwards Whalley came across from the wood, and Mrs. Jones handed him the bottle. They all returned to the house. Cross-examined by Mr. Marston: I sup- pose the accusation made against Mrs. Whalley greatly upset her?- Yes, very much. She could hardly speak coherently?—She could not speak very well. She hardly knew what she was talking about ?—No. When you were upstairs Whalley ac- cused her of putting poison on his bread and cheese, and her answer was that she had not got the bottle?—Yes. That wasn't an answer, was it?—No. All through the conversation she appear- ed to give answers of a similar character?- Yes. Has she been weak for some time?—Y'es, I think she has. Have you given her food from time to time?- Yes. When she would not have any in the house, I suppose ?—1 could not say whether she had any or not. What there was tshe used to give to the children and go without herself?—Well, I cannot say. She used to ask for bread ?—Sometimes, if she was short. SEEMED WORRIED." I Have you ever found her in distress ?— I I have seen her at various times when she seemed worried. And I think you have tried to comfort her ?—Y'es, I have tried. Witness stated that Mrs. Whalley told her she had hidden the bottle away from the children. Mr. Marston: She kept denying in her incoherent way the accusations that her husband was making ?—Yes. She did not make herself as clear as if she had been calm ?—No. Mr. Llewellyn-Jones (re-examining): While Whalley was there she denied all knowledge of the bottle ?-Yes. Immediately he had gone she went with you to the ash-heap and found the bottle ? -Ye.s. Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Jones, Black Brook Cottage, a neighbour, also gave evi- dence. She stated that on Tuesday week, at the request of Whalley, she went to Topyrallt. She found Mrs. Whalley and Mrs. Weaver there. Mrs. Whalley was packing her clothes in a box. W itness said to her. For goodness' sake, give up the bottle—for your own and your children's sake, and for the sake of us as neighbours." Mrs. Whalley replied, 1 have not got it. I have burnt it and broken the bottle." Prisoner ultimately went round to the ash- heap. Mrs. Weaver went with her, and afterwards Mrs. Weaver gave her (witness) a bottle similar to the one produced. There were some white crystale, in it. Mr. Marston (cross-examining); Didn't you gather all through that she was an innocent NN-oiiiiii ?-Yes. She was so upset about the cliarge brought against her that she was going to leave the house and take her children away? -Yes. Mrs. Whalley had been in a poor state of health for some t Ime ?-Yes. Due to want of proper nourishment ?—I don't know. Frances Sparkes, Tyddyn Uchn, stated that on Tuesday, the 9th inst., Mrs. Whal- ley and her three children came to Tyddyn Ucha, between seven o'clock and half-past in the evening. She went to the door. Afris Whalley asked if she would put her up for the night. Witness asked her what was the matter. Prisoner replied that her husband had poisoned the dog. and she was afraid to stay with him for fear that he would do something to her also. She was crying and said, I will tramp from Mold before I would go back to him" Witness gave Mrs. Whalley and her children something to eat. "TURNED OUT A BRUTE." Continuing, w itness said that Mrs. Whalley went to bed about 12-30, and she remained in the bedroom with her. Prisoner was talking throughout the night. She said, "• My people never wanted me to have him, because he would turn out a brute to me, as he has done. He has tried to give it to me, but I have given it to him." Witness asked her when he had given it to her. The reply was Some time ago." Mrs. Whalley further said, I was mending his coat and the bottle dropped at my feet. It was like as if Providence had sent it for me to give it to him." She (witness) asked her, Why didn't you destroy the bottle ?" The accused replied, I didn't know what to do." Asked what kind of stuff it was, Mrs Whalley said, "White powder—kind of crystal." Witness said she did not remember anything more. Mr. Marston: She was feverish and de- lirious î- Yes. Thomas Hemmings, Vron-y-Gelli, Rhydy- mwyn, stated that John Whalley was under him as second gamekeeper, and gave evi- dence as to the purchase of strychnine at the latter end of last year. Dr. Edward Williams, Plasyndre, Mold, said that on Wednesday, the 10th inst., about half-past eleven, lie was asked by Supt. Davies to go to the Police Station to see Mrs. Whalley. He found her extreme- ly weak. Her condition was such that he did not think it was advisable to place her in the cell, and he asked the Superintendent whether some arrangement could be made to put her in the charge of a woman for the night. This was done, and he believed she was taken charge of by Mrs Whitehead. Mrs. Whalley was very much upset and seemed dazed, but perfectly understood everything that was put to her. The hearing was then adjourned until the following morning.
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The lack ol: grocers' apprentices was at- tributed to the falling birth-rate at the Grocers' Federation meeting at Tunbridge Well's on Tuesday,
THE SECOND DAY'S HEARING. Police Officers' Narrative of Fruitless Search for Poison Bottle. ACCUSED'S STATEMENT WHEN ARRESTED. "I Had No Intention of Putting it on his Food." DECLARES THAT SHE WAS STARVED. Buried the Bottle "For Fear of Children Getting It." The hearing was resumed at 9.30 on Sat- urday morning, and even at this compara- tively early hour there was a large crowd in the court. P.C. Hassall, of Northop, said that on Tuesday night, June 9th, in consequence of certain information received. he went to Tyddyn Ucha. and remained there until six o'clock on the following night, when the prisoner was arrested. The prisoner was at Tyddyn Ucha the whole time. On the fol- lowing Friday, in company with Sergeant Whitehead, lie went to the house M Black Brook, where the prisoner lived. They made a thorough search of the house, out- buildings, garden, and hedge, and also searched in the wood. They did not find anything. A part of the hedgt where, it was stated, some bread and cheese had been thrown, was pointed out to them. They made a thorough search there, but failed to find any bread and cheese or the paper that it was said to have been wrapped in. They also went into the wood, and searched at the place where Whalley statenl thai he had broken the bottle. They did nm find any- thing. P.S. John Whitehead, Mold, deposed that on Wednesday, the 10th in«t., he ac- companied Supt. Davies to the huiisj of the prisoner at Black Brook. They arrived there about ten o'clock. Whalle\ made a statement to them. They made :» search, but failed to find any bread and cheese or paper. They then went across to tlie woods on the opposite side of the road. Whalley showed them the spot where lie Msted that he had thrown the bottle. They made a very careful search, but discovered absolute- ly nothing. On the following Friday he again proceeded to Black Brook, jcom- pany with P.C. Hassall, arriving there shortly before ten. They made another search, but again FAILED TO FIND ANYTHING. He was present when the Superii<[cn(ieiit arrested the pri->oncr on the W eiinesday night at 10.15 p.m. She was biMiight to Mold in a closed conveyance Ly the Super- intendent and himself, and was taken into the office at the Police Station. '111,: Super- intendent told her that there was ( very serious charge against her, and asked her if she thought she was strong enough :J hear the charge read out to her. She replied, "I am strong enough to bear anything that you have to say." The Superintendent then cautioned her and afterwards read out the charge. She replied, "I did not," and she then made a long statement whefi was taken down by the Superintendent v, „vd for word. Witness added that when were searching in the wood lie got Wk.tiiey to break a bottle in the same way :hat he said he had broken the other one. He (Continued on page 6.
TAILOR-MADE I COSTUMES (Ready to Wear). 9 THE FACT that our Cos- tumes are made throughout by actual tailors (and not factory made), that we stool: seven sizes, iissiiriii,, q, lit, that they have the air of distinction imparted by Firsl class London Cutters, that we can offer them at a little over half what a private tailor can, must make a vcy strong appeal to every well- dressed woman. W. T. WILLIAMS, 33=39, Foregate St., CHESTER 1