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The Waterston Outrage. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A TRAWLERMAN. DEFENDANT COMMITTFD TO THE ASSIZES. The sequel to the Waterston outrage, as reported in last week a "Telegraph," was heard at Milford Haven Police Court on Thursday morning when Joan Evans, a firemin on the steanivtrawler Beatrice aud residing at Waterston, was brought np in custody on a charge of assaulting and attempting to ravish and carnally know one Martha Evans, on the afternoon of Monday, January 12th, near Waterston. The magistrates on the bench were Col. W. R. Roberts, Mr G. II. D. Birt and Mr J. ll. Gaskell. Considerable local interest was taken in the pro- ceedings, and two women sitting in the well of the court were asked by the Chairman to retire AT Depnty Chief Co,lstable James flouted, and ?etyrr « mt appeared o? behalf of the prisoner MRS. EVANS'S EVIDENCE. h n D.O.G. -James called Marcha Evans, who said she was the wife of Insp. Evans, Milford Haven. On the previous Monday she left Milford to send her cousin to Waterston. They went the Blackbridge road and arrived at Waterston about 2.30. Witness left her consin immediataJyond returned by the same road. After leaving Waterston she saw a man carrying 11 black shiny bag ou his shoulder coming towards her. She did not know him. Defendant was the man and on the following day she picked him out of twelve obers at Hakin Police Station. He did not appear t) be drunk. Ho did not speak to her nor she to hit-a, and he passed on his way to Waterston. She looked behind and saw the same man coming after her. She had occasion to tie up her boat lace. Defendant was oS carrying the black bag when he came round the comer. She hurried on as fast as she could, but sb? had not gone far when she heard something and Se man was within a few yards of her. He bad an awful look on his face and was disarranging his attire. She raised up her hands and beggcd?be ma.n not to touch her, bat he came towards her ?nd pushed her iuto the hedge. He caught hold of her and she struggiedaH she could to P??nt but ? /ed and kept beating him about the face. She bad thick woollen gloves on, which somewhat handicapped her. She called" murder" and for help and told the man that her husband was coming to meet her. She struggled for two or three minutes, and kept striking him in the face. She got free from him and ran screaming towards Milford. At Coppybush gate she saw a young woman and running into the field she sat down and fainted. After she came to herself she told the young woman all that had happened. Two women then came on from Waterston, Miss Harland and Mrs enables, and witness walked home with them to Milford Haven. When prisoner left her he went round the corner in the direction of Waterston. Cross-examined by Mr Tombs: She went to Waterston to send her cousin, who was S. S catch a train at Pembroke Dock. She did nof Litn the time. She was certain of?e man but had S seen hun before. She did not see the ferryman who was alleged to have said that he saw the man at a time which did not agree with the time stated. wa9"fobeaSneabieCtC'1 to "?? question as the man was to be called. tbfS8' Sb",otSS^b?,,a, '^anS"St?»a!,l0ng the road. She thought it was au extraordinary thing thatamr Sh<Sl,Utt»AS4'«KS?'3 the day. The defendant was not carrying the bag when he returned after her. He never spoke during the struggle. Her c?hes were not torn as she was thrown against the hedge. She tried to mark the man but she had her gloves on. She made a Vm msiss,1iss P h1entitied the mftn next day. The girl and tbe other j,ema,e3 were ..1 etan&herV Re-examined: There was no house between Waterston and Coppybush gate. She had fe? S juries to the back in consequence of the attack. HEARD WOMAN'S SCREAMS. Emily John, a servant girl at Coppybush Farm. said she was 22 years of age. She remembered the previous Monday when she heard screams, and when she got to the gate a woman dashed into the eld. She did not then know her, and witness asked what was the matter but she could not answer and fell down inside the gate. In about five minutes she came round and told her how a fisherman bad assaulted her She detailed how when she happened to look round she saw a man with open arms and she begged him not to touch her, but he threw her into the hedge. She also told her all that happened. ^be h<r.dg! the m?n and said she could identi& him anywhere. He carried a black bag. On Mrs Evans's coat there were grass and moss from the hedge and witness took some of it off. During the time she was with her two young ladies came on the scene and Mrs Evans left with them. Cross-examined It was between 20 minutes and  rtet0 three when she heard the screams. sSK he knew the time as she was going to meet the postman. There was a lot of traffic on that high- way. She did not see the man. There were grass and mad on ^vans s coat. ? '? nothing of the assault. Re-examined: The distance from the farm house to the highway was barely five minutes' walk. MARKS OF BLOODSHED. Annie Harland, a young single woman, living at Waterston, said on Monday she left Waterston for Milford Haven accompanied by Mrs Venables. They left about 2.30 p.m. She knew West Corner and saw a maD, the defendant, coming round the corner. He picked up something in the bSS It was a bag, she thonght a black one. She had Swava known the defendant. As be passed he held a hand- kerchief up to his face, which was bleeding, and witness also noticed blood on his hand. She could not say whether he was drunk or sober but be did not appear to be drunk. When they came to Coppybush gate she saw Mrs Evans. It would be about ten minutes' walk between the corner and the gate. Mrs Evans told them she had been assaulted and asked if they bad met a man. She bad dirt on her coat. Cross-examined: It was 2.30 when she left Water- ston. She was sure the man had blood on the side of his face and on his hand and he held a handkerchief up to his face. She was sure prisoner was the man. She did not speak to him. Re-examined She did not pass any other man. Florence Yenables, wife of Thomas Venables, living at Waterston, said that on Monday last stie left Waterston at 2.30 with Miss Harland from Milford Haven, and on approaching est Corner she saw a man coming to meet them. Shefirstsawhim sitting down in the hedge, but be got up and came towards them. She saw him take a bag off the ground and put it on his shoulder. She knew him well, be was Caesar Evans. He held a handkerchief to his face and there was blood on his face and on his hands. She thought be bad been fighting or sometbing. He was coming in a stooping position but walked airight after he passed. They met Mrs Evans at Coppybush gate. From where she saw prisoner to Coppybush gate would be about 150 yards. Cross-examined She knew prisoner who was a neighbotir of hers. She did not ask him what was the matter. She had never spoken to him. Re-examined He was a man who was not in the habit of speaking much to anyone. DEFENDANT ARRESTED: HTR DRMTAr. -.¿. "i..L.I.. P.S. Trebarne stated that on Monday afternoon about 4.15 he received information from Martha Evans, police station, Milford Haven, and in conse- quence he in company with Inspector Evans made enquiries and proceeded to Waterston. At 5.30 p m they visited accused's residence. He was asked in by his sister. In the kitchen he saw accused stand- ing up and seeing that be answered the description given to him by prosecutrix, he asked his name and he replied Caesar John Evans. Witness told him that he was going to arrest him on suspicion of assaulting with intent to ravish and carnally know Martha Evans on the Waterston to Milford Haven road that afternoon. He also cautioned him and defendant replied" You have made a mistake this time, I am an innocent man. I have travelled the world all over." Witness took possession of the bag which he told him he had carried home from sea He conveyed defendant to Hakin Police Station where he examined his clothing. On his shirt the witness found several spots of blood. The following morning at 9.30 he had accused placed amonest 13 other men in the yard and be waq picked out by Mrs Evans as the man who bad assaulted her. Prisoner said to her You are wrong, my good woman; I never interfered with a woman in my life." Cross-examined He gave him the usual caution. He bad never seen the man before. No evidence was offered for the defence and D.C.C. James asked for defendant's committal to the assizes. tb b Defenda.nt was then charged and pleaded not guilty. Ù He w- 'O'M'ttod to t?ko bis trial at tbe next assizes. i Mr Tombs a.skeà for bail "°? read a !ettep from Mr ?"?L  Waterston, -and ?'so Mr Thomas Davies T °n^r nf w ♦ f both of whom had said tb? oniH 90 surety, but were unable to be present. He ,tt,e time to Prepare his case and be hoped th^ bench would aitowdefeadaatontonb?a?! Bail was granted, defendant in '?' and one nsnurrTetty i for £ 100 or two for £50.

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