THE WATERLOO OUTRAGE.
TRIAL OF THE PRISONERS.
At the Central Criminal Court yesterday, before his Honor Mr Justice Windeyer, the trial of the prisoners concerned in the Waterloo outrage was continued. William Hill, George Duffy, William Newman, Michael Donnellan, Thomas Oscoft Joseph Mairtn, William Boyce, Hugh Miller, Robert George Read, George Keegan and Michael
Mangan were charged for that they did, on the 9th of September, at Waterloo, ravish and criminally know Mary Jane Hicks against her consent.
Mr Teece, with him Mr Pring, instructed bv Mr Wil- liams, Crown Solicitor appeared for the prosecution.
Messrs Elles and Scholes, instructed by Mr. Gannon, ap- peared for Oscroft, Martin, Miller, Keegan, and Newman;
Mr Gibson, instructed by Mr Gannon, appeared for Hill and Mangan; Mr O'Mara, instructed by Mr H. Levien, for Read; Mr Moriarty, instructed by Mr M. William- son (Williamson and Williamson), for Boyce. Mr Cana- way for Duffy, and Mr. Edmunds for Donnellan, both instructed by Mr Williamson.
The next witness called was a young man named Job Evans, a bricklayer, residing in Arthur-street, Surry Hills. He corroborated the evidence given by the witness William Brown on Tuesday night, and stated that he saw the witness Stanley chased by a number of men; he identified Mangan as one of the men
he saw with a stick in his hand.
William Stanley shipwright deposed that in September last he resided at Eveleigh, on the afternoon of the 9th September he was in the bush near the Waterloo Estate and was walking across from the Randwick Racecourse, when he met a man, whom he asked for a match;
he heard a girl screaming, and immediately ran over in the direction from which the screams came, he saw the complainant on the ground, surrounded by three men. Witness then repeated the evidence he gave at the Police Court respecting an attempt which he saw made to criminally assault the com- plainant, at which Miller and Keegan assisted, he identified also Hill, Boyce, Duffy, and Newman as men whom he saw in the locality; he described the manner in which he attempted to rescue the girl, and how he was surrounded and attacked by some of the prisoners, from whom he had to run; he then proceeded to the Redfern police station and gave information to the police.
He was cross-examined at some length by counsel for the defence, but his evidence was not shaken.
Thomas Smith, the jockey, who gave evidence at the Police Court was called and repeated his former evidence, identifying Hill, Duffy, Newman, Donnellan, Oscroft, and Martin as those of the prisoners whom he saw assaulting the complainant.
Constable Myers was recalled, and gave evidence to the effect that all the prisoners, with the exception of Hill, lived
Other witnesses were recalled, after which the case for the
The case for the defence was commenced at 10 minutes to 1 o'clock.
The following evidence was called bv Mr Gibson on behalf of the prisoner Hill.
William Murray deposed that he was employed at Geddes' wool-washing establishment, he knew prisoner Hill, and on the 9th of September, the date of the outrage, he saw him coming up the track at the woolwash; he was with others and they were approaching from the Botany-road,
it was about 3 o'clock in the afternoon when witness saw them.
Henry Vincent, hotelkeeper, residing at Raglan-street, Redfern, said he knew the prisoner Hill, and on the date of the outrage saw him about 2 o'clock in the afternoon or a little after that time. Wenman and O'Connor were with Hill, and they called at witness's place.
John O'Connell, labourer, residing at Botany-road, Alexandria, said he knew Hill, and on the day of the outrage saw him at about 2 o'clock in the afternoon; Arthur Wenman was with him; they were talking together for some time and afterwards went towards the Botany road; on reaching the road they went along until they came to the Half-way House; they afterwards went towards Geddes' woolwash and from there they went to the top of the hill; they heard a woman screaming and saw a num- ber of young fellows fighting; witness saw a girl come out of the bush with two men and walk towards the flat; Hill,
Wenman and witness were together all the time; they afterwards saw the complainant with Duffy and others on the bank of the creek, complainant was crying, and told witness she had been taken into the bush from a cab, and that some men had torn her clothes;
after repeating a conversation which witness said he had held with the complainant, he said that Hill gave the girl a shilling to get tram tickets so that she could ride home;
they then left her and went home.
The witness was severely cross-examined by Mr Teece, and his evidence was very much shaken.
Arthur Wenman gave corroborative evidence.
At this stage the Court adjourned until 9 o'clock this