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Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey TH-TO J YOU VITT. NO. UKSDAY AFTKKNOON, SKPIKMBKR 30, 1890. rWO CKNT8 JUithall Biamled as the Major of ,HE MUST DIE BYTHEEOPE, "I im Not of Murder, Said the toiidciuiied Muu Tile Grunt Muldei Trial al WuuJiluvL, Unt In Victory for the Crown, and Johu Kegtuald Blrchall, Must on Not 10, Yield Vf Life for That of the Pi lend lie bliut In the Hack In lileuhelra Swamp Birchall't Counsel Admitted That He a Knave, bit Denied That Blood Was Upon 111. Hntida. The Summing Up of Attorney Oaler for the Crown The Judge'! Churga Wai Strongly jig- ii..t tin. Prli OIUJl. WooDbiocK Out Sept The famous Beiivvtll murder trml came to an end at 11 30 o'clock last night and resulted m the couvntiou of J Reginald Bnchull on the charge of murder in the first degree 1 he court adjourned at 9 55 but the jury did not go out Ihev remained in their Bents and a guard w as set ov er them The crush of people was terrific Outside It was almost impossible to get through the throng Judge McMabou said quietly that he would ome into court at 11 30 hear the ver lict if reached at that time. Mt M then came into the coutt at 11 SO md at once inquired if a verdict had been reached Ihe foreman of the jury replied in the affirmative Ihe judge sent the prisoner and in a time he was bu ii_ht m heavily iroued and placed m the 1 he court was cronded to suffo- cation hen called upon the foreman arost and said the verdict Guilty Mr HUckstock asked that the jury be pjllcd and all m turn said guilt} Then V but Bird all who hud listened i at ml) to al that was Mild wasas self pOKstssul ii Mr Outer Hummlui, 1 Mr Oiltn began at 6 it) p m an 1 sj 1 four he. urn It was a pitiless i t of t lie I i ihoner Su htt p lit ti i till line of evidence from the time tin I ill Bel vveil purtv left England He mi 1 How blrchull was m Uxtoid i I) in iySfe-9 Hud became acquuinted wuh the lot thty in which the bodv und S i lie cauie to the famous coiribpondenci 111 cHiithng the letter written l litiiwdlh fit! ei ilneedaysaftei the nmidei 11 stil lint Ilirchall delil eiutel} lied lu tl esc 1 t ters i) ut there was no fat in no h nib u Bile all these speui us t lit s e told I uduce Uenwell to toint to t n i! a j I t at the letter of tel> was wr tt 10 Induce Col Benwell t did be trj to deceive btep by step the lawver tiaced the jjurnev to the swamp He said the CM deuce showed the time between trains al 1 for the Hintince to bu bpt nking of Alicebmith hesaul jui rither believe her story than that of tins niitn who does not dare tell where he in l le swamp bv one mm an 1 that man is Llie prisoner Ihe circumstances showed the murderer knew the man was a stranger V person not a btrauger would not have been l leutlfitd b) his faet Hit re was one nun mOntanowho he is a and the cuttmn of h b name frum his clothes would destrjv his identiu Shot In the Hack Mr Osier made a stion0 point in >ppobi tioii to the theor) th it lienvvtll was killed and carried there pointing out that Ben wells cigar stub and tjecjabses were found near the bodv It w is therefore clear that Benwell was shot from behind and that as he fell his cigar glasses fell from him Sppaklng of thp 11 e lieal testl mony he said Oh pitiful defense when the) can't make a better tlitoi) than that The man wfto sliol Benwell gaCe" Elm no warning he sneaked up from behind Ben well had confidence m the man who shot him and walked where his murderer told Tl l ik vf t u ken mWl like Baker and Caldwell opening that mans clothes, uid cutting his mine from them An Argument Mr Osier made a strong point in reply to the theor) of the defense that the kill mg was done later than Monday and if so cotil 1 not have been done bi the prisoner He showed by the i lence tli it tin re no rain that weekexcept on M n it 11 was ram that turned to sleet is t fell and the upturned sleeve of d id in in was filled with ice that took hours to thaw out He showed that blood wasbtneith Ciuflt uf uud tb tl tlit Uneks lefene 1 to haiVbeen broken through the crust showing that the crust was in ide after Benwell's body fell and therefore could not hav e been made by men tit bodj into the swamp He nsked if it were plausible that Buell all borrowed Bemrell's kevs, pencil nnd check He devoted very little allfiitun te- defense piMl g shghtl) over the evidence of ttu two men who swore the) saw Birchall in stock about the time of the mnrdei The Charge Against Itiii.htill lifter Mr Osier finished Judge McMahon spoke for two hours and fifteen minutes and eh 1 dead acainat Baking Powder 1 A Cream of lartar Raking Powder, hound Superior to all others m Strength and Leaven- ing Power, U Si1, G iif Report, free! the piisoner 1111 (eutral point naa this ihat if tin jury find tli it Birchall was on the tram to Eastwood that da) It is In conjunction with having in his possession Beuwell n keys aud checks strong pre- sumptive evidence that the prisoner la not responsible for the crime He charged of course that a murder wan committed If the prisoner had uo farm at the tails what was his design lu taking Beuwell awa) at all? He charges that i( the prisoner was the murderer the jury must Hud that the crime was committed on Mood ly He said with Oaler that the finding of a ciuar holder aud stub near the body was strong presumptive evidence that the murder was committed near where the body la) His lordship asked what was the object of the prisoner in stating lo all these people that he had checks and keys be- longing to Benwell in his possession Was it not for the purpose of accounting for how hfrgot thomf If he was sitting up as a reason why he had that property in hlu possession then it is a very cogent reason for believing that he came properly by the keys aud checks If he had instruc- tions _to_Bend the heavy baggage to New York from whom did the instructions come? He could not have got Instruction" from Benwell Very Suspicious Conduct. judge- rjireftiUy through points concerning telegrams and covering the well known bogus telegram from Birchall to himself He said it was the gravest sort of evidence against Birchall If it was realty m Birchall n writing- He reiterated most impressively that if the telegram signed Stafford House" was in Birchall s writing, and also if he wiote other telegrams that passed about that time it was evidence of an exceedingly giave against him, as his actions showed a scheme to conceal crime On the medical testimony the judge seemed to lean to the opinion that the circumstances were not out of joint with the theory of the crown (oncludmg the judge told the jury m effect that circumstances where -tha chain- la pirfi ui held Mi Dillon found the i 1 i fthe htati jii police HI 1 i ift i and he was told by a Lmouit i that if he used illegal Jangiid n vvu 11 be the n nglatfate a duty U> ill eiae- tin. meeting With Baton null Kill. Now m the first place thiss i ]llj i u t that the JiviM nal magistrate 1111 tin judge as ti whether Dillon h la u irte vv is legal or illegal and m the si I Uct what appeared to be almost i i t le it i leant that if Dillon used In ia_i that the inaListrateconsl lered llli L, t v is the mdLjstrdtt. s dut) to disperse t n eetn j, with bat vveie capable of the a ts of ci i inal fuih m w being perpetratee. Vitbe e uld Mr P ir nell_ftQr 1 tn silve the problem with men w ho vv so mfatu ite I lie linel-been fii leiseet for to Ireland 1 hat seei 1 t j he a dog in 11 e- mauger policv Mr liilfo u would neither go to Ireland hi nisi If n >i letauj one else g W ken he arrived J i] per irv with his political friends be walked peaceablj to the cross road, without h ivmg any fear of disorder when suddeuh he wis hustled pushed and menace 1 1 v constables in a state of great fun The }ngli8h Laiiiti Laughed Thegatheiiiif, ]e pie vvere veiy Jew in number and no kind f bstruction was offered the nearest ij i r i h to a not be lug a shrill Tippeiaiv el en laised ou his account He uev er s ivv such an act of folly as the attitude of the authorities The two members of the house of com mons under arrest vveie m charge of a squad of constables who had the Tight of. guarding the prisoners from rescue, but throughout the dav the feoveiument offl cers pat the constubles m an attitude that was calculated te jr voke ft breach of the peace Col Cilltll stued m the court room that this vv i ne f the most disoi dcrly li 111 uvor vvitti 1 1 iree or foui I J 111 es who occupied fiout seats in tin i i i r om laughed at theabsurditj of I i 1 II s btitemcnt an 1 soon after this tlie e 1 ml withdrew his men Three rullieimii to One Civilian The court hi use vv L 111 i small enclosure provided with stiui K kitty It had been asserted that he ai 1 I i- i mpamous were followed to t'us cmru e it noon bj an immense uiultitu 1 Ills he absolutely denied Held Itl it at no tllllt lid the armed men difi i iu the court house n jmbar thiin tl one ngarnet tt c civilians It wjus as i significant and as The Importance of pui il) Ing the Wood cm. not lie 1 f >r without 1 ire blood )ru cimiot en) i good heiltli At tills scTinn in ill? fiery one noodi a goid medicine to r r nnd cm i h the Mood iirtll" 1 l ri ipirllli Is worthy jour confidence It i ncullar In tint It ens "i 1 1 mi 1 1 1 I tlio Bystrai cmtPS Tl nil s t P digestion, while Hindi tesdn isr ic It a trill II o' sSirsif irllli i IduyilldiUREliM t rcparc 1 b) C I II Lowell Mas-s IOO Doses Ono Dollar The largest variety of SUPFRFINF PRFAM OHOOOLATEfi itimmntpctl mode In tha IT B will be found at ANfVKT.O CAMERA'S Fine Confectionery Store, TBKNTON N J Fancy Fraltn. Ice Cream, Soda Water, Ice Cream Sodas, Milk Bhakes, Lemonade An always on the best that can be had rande. ure laots Prices oonvonl- tnt (, lu i 11 l e i v 11 m li s life Mi li lli s[ ikel Mi Haiilson M I i 1 I is v ii a Imltte 1 tu the I l 1 1 e i l t almisslon to the vns leu HI.., d in to 1 t xt s ivv i t v iismaii a solicitor tlui v li i th fi i tin tales and aa- siiil I Mi i vveit out and pro tf-t 1 0 i I 1 isi n if the public M i 1) u 1 Han n joined Mr U nil v 1 u 1 1th or vv tl i i 1 t lie lievv their batol vv 11 il i I i I f pri v cation aud bl I I k u 1 tl v fn 1} He saw uo stou s tl i vi Mi H m iv i it i the constables and i v[ i il it 1 t t tl o Iv ii-[ Ij vv is BI .i i l t i k I i tl whlli lie vv n ti i t ij {.r Keh a con stable vl w is I u n nrt the peoples hei U oil i I u tl i bit md Mr H mis n II e ht 11 Uur win h Mr Hirnscn Ti n me, with bl od was ad mtud at tie Mite H Mjrlev) saw a const il I stl 1 e K i ort r Ke Ulilh a mur duouslil vv on the m uth knocking him oBthevvill ivvlidi he was sUtuiL, aud II 1 t 11 vv freely OUIM le l lie kates there was another weiie t vi hue the police using their bat ji s fei 11 islv upon the heads and b 1 s t t! If useless vvouieu, Keviaik Ti lued) >FW v.i K N J S11 (i) John Keen who ommiUf 1 itu lie lu New daj mjiuwisd ubtl s Iriven to tliedeed by the leee death and calamity mhisfmulv lliree of his children died from thi I tluiu vv 111 in tl rne dajs two of his tier li 1 he i ai Iv it the point of death ind their m tl i is apparently uiad herself with the i e m il it ion of woe He I ell 1 ive Moilrx. Ruciif-ii 'i t TO ilttniL. an i the Po vers 1 utel fell front the lilti tl i ot the building to tlebitti u >t thi I ilivitor vvi ibulltl Up m His 1 l I w us elilsl ed 1 the fill i i hed 1 n i m j 1 tt i 1 I een i u pi je 1 it tl 1 td oiilj t iu d n iicvvi iveir ut u luui itleel Ni M 10 s n ig 1 I 1 he 1 use haa il bill pininin seeratloil of tl lit 1 III s 1 II, 1 V pi lltlUL. Ul V il il i I i i vi of au i bnv it T i i r leliErg'pun -I m it I i Ihe sui e Brtli the and results when S i up f I ic3 is t ikon it is pleasant ami leiieslniijf to the and acts pint') vet jii imptlj on the Knhiejs, Luer tnd liovreL ch ui'-es the tern etliilunh, mil held ulies anil fevers anil lines h ibituol i natipttion Svnip of Figs is the niK remedy of its kind pro duccd, jileiiing to the taste and ae cpptiblf tu the "Bti nnph, piomptlii its action and tiuly beneficial m its 1 prepared ohly from 4he mo-t hf uth> and aB'ieeable substances its m un excellent (jinlitits com nend it tj all and undo it the most pipihr lemnlv known iS nip f i_rs fot sale in 50e and SI bi ttlcs In ill leading gi-ts Any reliable druggist v.ho may not hue it on hind pro cure it promptly fir any one v.ho v.i4ies to try it Do not accept any substitute. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. FPflf, Q LOUISVILLE KY YtRK NY Upccial N( tiee. The l.ulR't find at Walhs' all tlio late aimals in Woolen Yarns, among Ninth highly recommend tht following famous f.ivontc InanilM Bist imjioiti (IGciman Knittini; Yam, in iol i lust Spanish Y.itn, in nil lust Saxonj nil Wors- tul, all niliii-i, impoited and (iitniantown ovly in n lust quality Likewise we i ill ntt( ntion to (mi grand, stipi rb stoik ot Fall and Winter Under u, lnldiens Outfits, Clnl (Inns (MoakH, Coats and Hats and CtpM toi tie Full wear VLI> litist liaiidsonii'stjleB, war ranted nnuU ot ihe hist materials and Riipcnoi woikmatiHlnp Fall Home Kid Gloves, Corsets, fine Muslin Undtruear, Ac All new goods Fine Umbiellas, in endless varict} One lot fine Gloria Urn Incllas, whuh sell at 50, we are now selling ut cost, trnlj cost, only 98c Call and be convinced l .1 l f i, OPPOBUE OI1Y HALL FALL AND WIN I ER c) i j HI TM i IN c j. Saturday, Aug. 30. CORRECT STYLES. T T A IIA 1 1 fcL 16 State Street nitivi. CHESTNUT 51 PHILADA For a limited time we will HI 11 f om a largn assortment of patterns as toll Wiltons 75. Velvets and Kody Krussels 1 apestry Krussels 55, 65, 75. All Wool Ingrains 65. THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY YET OFFERED. UN> MCli LAH I Oli ONI HIHI Alt K tin. im tin d ii] on win comlu ti 11 UMIH mil in ule it i-in t i n i o-t and do it-torn i il II u ioi doll u in Ii ind niMtt il umipaii-on in 1 1 1 MAKIM-r PWCE-vritl-i wtj t out ot tin. i unl tul the ti.idt will bi 1 u i inn t be H'all Overcoats, Capo O' i -QJ-v 'V r Jc a i T-% J AND OF ANY DESCRIPTION. Clothing law and liesli tor Tail and Winter Fine (1 t> iiR.HUie oni. ol out spa laities Fill! Dress_bnits t_k__ Sinclair, Vannoat Co., 39 First Floor and EAgT STATE STREET. 39, 41 and- 43 Second Floors ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED J.'. II. Jr' i-1 JL'U.' 140 PEARL gBLT HIMPTON STEEI- Alao, Co.' TSLKPHONK 432 No Ribbon. Direct Printing. Perfect Alignment Challenger Co., CJKNKI! VI Al I- N NO 1407 STEH 1 PhlladPlphlH Fa RI-M) FOR I AIOI.l f EVFIU ONI sllOLI U M f IHE SI K k Oh UCOKICK _ IN W1NCOW "W MACIIINHI. IJiZ-, ffjr Broad Street Pharmacy. A lOc. STICK. FOB 5c The llni hi wing Olim Unit Is mil li In tha Miniott Bran 1 lit FITZGEORGE S, Corner FUnurt MArkrt 8 r Wilson -rokcs Wholesale ana Fleliill I lu in si gri leu ol LEHIGII ANT) BITUMINOUS Anthracite Coal, For linking Maihine Works Blnnt Chain Works KollniK Milli, Ac, Our Juiiibo, For Domestic tine, ft specialty Cannel Coal, For Open Uratca West Va Cumberland Coal, (The Stokes mine) for and blacksmithing, can't be hent Wood, In all ahftpefl and kmdn WILSON SlOKKS, PHONE HT The United Ice Companies. Wholesale and Retail R W COR BTATIj AND MONTUOMEIU STB P 0 Box TBLKPHONK ni Stations for delivery of Ice N rth VA lit iw street opposite Bunk and 100 Hamilton ave PAiKONIZB HOME INDUSTRY AND BUY TUB Trenton Watch. The most reliable watoh for the mom j C all and see the large aRftortnu nt at THB UKL'AKLK JF WK1 120 Perry Street, Opposite Trinity M B Church J. M. Successor to MoDiinlols t Smith DKAIKR IN 1'ish, Oysters, (iame, COUNTRY PRODUCE FRUITS. 36 K1A8T FRONr STKEjsT, Wnblnitun Mirkct BnlMIng, PHONI 881 ;