BODY UNDER STAIRCASE.
GARRITY SENT FOR TRIAL CORONER'S FINDING OF MURDER. Constable's Evidence of Struggle.
Following the discovery of the body of a woman in a cupboard under a stairway of a fish shop at 118 Bay street, Port Mel- bonnie on the csenin,. ot Spnl 2b an in quest «as held b} the adnu tit} colonel (Ah T B Wade, P Al ) ststcida} into the de it h of Rose Harses, ssido«, ige 1 .il seais of 1 h/ahcth stiett Pi ibian 1 bomas Gan its fishmonger, sslio bad been charged asith hising murdeicd the asoman attended the lnqneH He did not gise evidence and he ssas coninutttd foi ti ni on a chaige of has rug muuleie 1 Ali«
Con table linn on ot Pott Afelbourne said that halt an boin after midnight on the morning of \pn! 28 he heaid streams coming from Gai nt} s shop I sscnt to the fiont rf the «hop Contable Har mon continued and lool in«, thiougb the ssmdoss «ass a light shining on a lifehtls painted g!a«s partition on ssluch the shadows ot i man and ii «oman stiuggling weie caH I rccoc,iiiscd the fignio of the man ns that ot Gol nts but the ssomnn, a«ho ssas stout ssas unknossn to me In shado« firm 1 sass the man put his hand up to the «omans neck Mie scieamed and str igjid and biol e free '
Sltei I In 1 «aited toi n minuto or tsso ' Con«table Hairison pioceeded es er} thing appeared to be quiet and I «ont ass-a} \t 20 minutes past 7 o clock on the csening of \pril 28 acting on in tructions I re tinned to the fish «hop Gamty showed me the bodj of a ssonnn sshich mid been pushed into a »mall cupboaid underneath some «tins leading to the first floor Hei ssii.t «aB cold, and blood fioth «as i«sinng fiom bei mouth Gnnity told mc that tsso men and t woman had called on the piesious night and had asked foi food One of tho men had offered him a drink «Inch he thought, must base been doped ' foi he had not «akened until late tint escnmg"
Peics ¡Lnsvience labourer, of 116 Bax street Port Melbourne, said tint he hs ed next to Counts A eis call} on the mons ing of \pnl 2S he sins awakened bs soices in Gamtv g bouse SA itne«s heard a man sns I as nut ins mont?} " and a ssoman iepl}, I basent got }Out mono} A.ou nosei had an} "
Herbei t Wnglan hire car driser of 120 Ba} stieet, said that sshen ho returned home about 1 o'clock on the morning of April 28 the lights vscio binning in the renr of Gairit} s shop He could hear x oiccs but he could not distinguish what the persons xvere sas mg Vt half past 0 o'clock on the escnmg of the same das Garntx carne to lum, and «aid that a tci
rible thing had happened to him Some one Gairit} added had dumped a dead bods at his shop Gariity asked \\ agi m to slutt tho bods but he lefuscd and ac compjiiied Garuts to the Poit Alelbouruc police stition to leport the diseoserx
"Body Jammed in Cupboard "
¡Di C II Alolbson Goxcrnment path logist said that in his opinion death ssas ssas due to shock and paitial isphy\iatiou from seseie injin íes to the head
Dr Has Cranshass Hatt of St A incent's place Slbeit Park said that he asas called on Apt ii 2S to examine the bods It asas jammed into the cupboaid head first in such a position that he did not think that ono
man could base plated it tbeie
I'eics Ronald Riddiford tram conductor, gase esideiice that on \pnl 27 Gai nts trns i lied on his tram to the cits Ho lett the ti am at the intersection of Tim ders and Market streets, and received a transfer to Spencer street Later Gnrrlty and a woman boaidcd the same ti am, and ti is oiled to Ba} street
Xtllie l?s an housekeeper of Spencer stieet West Alelbourne saul that sshen she ssas in Cxi Is on s Hotel Spencei stieet on the afUinoon of Apt ii 27 she sasv Gamtv and five ss omen Airs Harsey ssas one of the ssomen Alis Hnrse} left the hotel about fise minutes to 6 o clock, and Garrits followed soon afleiwards
Senior detective O Kecffe gase esidence tint on April 2S ssith othei dctcctiscs he sscnt to Garnt}'s fish shop He found bloodstains on the stairs, on the floor near the cupboaid dooi and near the foot ot a double bed m Gai rit}'s bedroom Bloodstains «ere also found on a coat winch ssat hinging up and hair fiom a si oman s head ss as found on the heel of a pan of boots beloni-ing to Gan its Ses eral cinpts beor bottles sstu found in various rxmis and there «as i mai h on the ssall near the stairs is it something sshich was being dragged bad bumped against the vxxll Ashen vntiies questioned Gairit} it the Poit Alelbourne police station, Gar nts said that he did not know the ssoman whose bods he had discos pi el Gaint} ha 1 ndd( I that be ha | di twn his pension on the previous Thni«di} mid when he returned to the shop his «ile li id gone t iking ssith hei all the noel eis ind cullen and all lier own clothes He lind epent Atondas drinking at linns hotels and lind i etui ned ti cet his tea ibout hilf past 6 o clock He hid leird a knock at the shop dooi S\ hen he opened it tsso men ind a womui entend Hnsing got them some food and bad a dunk ssith them he had tallon asleep and lind not ass akened until lato that nu.lit as ben lie lound that his nione} had b in tal en
Questioned at the detoetise ofltce later O kecffe proceeded Gan its demid that he had Feen the asoman si hose bo lv had been lound belore 6 o clock on the csening of April 27 He als, denit 1 li is mg been to (allson s Hotel on that dis Gairit} bid male i statement embodjing his le rlus to questions bv ditectise Hie stati
ment ssluch Gamtv lind male declared that he had fiund the bods of Rose liaises si hen he had gone to obtain his ostiroat fiom the (upbonid about half past li c clod on the ni¡,ht ot Spill 2S
Second Stntemont Obtained
On Al iv 1 O Kettle lidded anothei state ment ssas obi Ulled fiom Gan its nt the dotcctiso olhie In it Garnis admitted that he had gone to Cal Is oil's Hotel on the AInndn} niteinoon ind theio lind met Airs liaise} sshom he did not knosv Mie had gieeted lum the statement pi o cceded, and snirl tint she knosv that he kept i fish shop nt Port Alelboui ne \s
lit! bos «as out tf svoik she thought that she tould gist, lum a hand Camtv replied that she could do up some jickets for him \ltet liles hail lind seseial (Innis at Carlsons Hotel ind at a cafe <hoy travelled home bj tiam Rosie bad gone to got the coat« the state mont continuel A knotlc caine at the door an 1 sshen Gai I its opened it tsso mon rushed in One said Hullo Rosie sshen lie «a« her Ibes ssnlked into the loom
it Hie b tk oi the shop raus in«, two bottles ot beer and two bottles of sshisks The «calcinent aildi 1 lint Girnts had then >.oue into Hie aird, and sshen he returned ho sass his till on the table Ho was pisen sihisl}, and, feeling dim sscnt upstuis He had not ass akened until about 1] o clock on the follow m" las 1 hen he had gone dossil
st in s and tound tint ill the «ilsei had bien taken fiom the till lias in«, hid some dunks anl dnw n ¿,10 fiom the Sisings Bulk hi had «.one into the cits and had n meal at i enfe Not until he leturned lilei ind îeqiiied hi« oseteoat fiom the eui bond In 1 ho di« osut I the bods
Iln coioner fonn 1 lint Rose liaises died from shock and nsthwtn due to in junes to hu held rnusid bs thomas (nuits and coninutttd Garuts foi ti ni foi niiiidci at the ruminai sittings of tlie t-unieme Count on J line, lo
IS hen Mi less mentioned the question of bail Alt As a le icplied thal he iindci
stood that a coronel could not giant bail to a ninn chained with mm dei