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Reading Murders. I I MRS DYER'S ACCOUNT OF HEFICRIMES, I The Mystery SLirrounding "Little lkey," I A special correspondent of the Weekly Dispatch I says :-)lrs Dyer has made a further confession during the piisb week, and has described wish the most horrifying, minute, and shocking vividness the details of the many murders of which she b3 repeatedly during the week unsparingly accused herself. When Mrs Palmer found herself in custody she hardly realised the terrible position m which she stood, but once sbe discovered that she had been returned for trial as an accessory before the fact, she promptly indicted a lonpr and very strong appeal to her mother to get her out of it." In response to this appeal Mrs Dyer, address- ing her daughter as My darling Polly," floss very minutely, in a long letter, into the circum- stances attending her murdering the poor little infant christened by Granny" "Little Ikoy." She state that day following the arrival of the child at Kim Viila SHE MURDERED THE POOR INFANT I by placing round its neck the now familiar life- ending tape, and further how she, in order to stop the death cries, forced into the child's mouth one of her own pocket handkerchiefs. Graphically and shockingly she describes the wrapping up of the remains in a piece of canvas, and the adding to the parcel of the usual brick in order to keep the child at the bubtorr of the river. She then goes on to describe how she left the house and familiarly bade the neighbours good night as she made her way to the footbridge over the Clappers Weir, now known to the town of Readitiz as Mrs Dyer's cemetery. Further, she describes the consignment of the bag tj the water, and complainingly states she was obliged to wait some live minutes in order that a person on the bridge should get out of sight. It was Little llfty that was, during lifetime, so unkindly treated by Mrs Dyer. Granny," it will be remembered, stated that the prisoner at Holloway struck the baby a heavy blow upon the ear. This letter, of course, came before Colonel Milmau, the Governor of Holloway Pusou, who, at once seeing the nature of it* coutents, handed it over to the Scotland Yard officers, who have now charge of the case, and therefore Mrs Palmer, who now lies at Reading Gaol, is unacquainted with the contents of the letter. The next day Mrs Dyer again requested that she should be supplied with pen and ink, and with the remark that she would save them any further trouble," sat down and wrote a very long letter addressed to the writer. Again, Colonel Milman vetoed the posting of this communication, but from another source the writer is enabled to give the purport of ibs con cents. She tells how grieved she felt when she heard her daughter was in custody, and how she could not get a wink of sleep during the whole of that Friday night. She says, "I do not want to give them a lob of trouble, because I will tell them all about the dear little children that I have put away." WITH SICKENING MINUTENESS she goes on to describe the packing of the bag and the addition of the bricks, which she obtained from the yard of 176, Mayo-road, and the getting of it ready to take home." On the way to Reading, after she left the Palmers at Paddington Station, she undid the cord round the bag and pat the bricks the other side," so that it would not look so large." Arriving at Reading, she goes on to tell how she walked the iougest way round to the footbridge, and how, when she dropped the bag in, it made a big splash." Further on she says she cannob re- member how many sbp has put in the weir, but that she would know all mine because of the tape round the neck. She states that she never took to doing away with them like she did until the Palmers went away from her. Many other details follow, describing the doing away with the others," and the letter winds up with the wish that her daughter and son-in-law should be set at liberty, and that the Almighty would for- give her for her wickedness. The Treasury has appointed Dr. G. H. Savage, the well-known expert in mental diseases, to examine Mrs Dyer, of Reading notoriety, in view of the defence of insanity that is to be set up at her triDI.

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