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Further Particulars. Auckland, Yesterday. Further particulars state that the young woman was taken to the Auckland Hospital, and is likely to recover. The jugular vein was exposed, but it was missed by the knife by a quarter of an inch. Sims was charged at the Police Court with attempt to murder, and remanded to May 6, to await results. On the last trip of the ship Wanganui to Auckland, Sims, the second mate, and Miss Carlile, a passenger on the voyage, became very intimately acquainted, and he regarded her as good as engaged to himself, and went to sea while she took an engagement as servant to James Hands, Helensville. Thence she went to Walker’s, Kaipara Hotel, where she made the acquaintance of a man named Tom Ross. While here, Sims returned, and induced her to leave her employer and go down to Auckland. Sims then accepted a position as A .B. on board the brigantine Clansman, and soon after his departure, John Lamb procured an engagement for the girl in the house of Mrs Linton, his daughter. She left this situation shortly afterwards, and took up her residence at Broadley (Riverhead), where feims (who had returned to Auckland) interviewed her on Wednesday night, and desired an explanation of her conduct, stilting that he had heard she had been flirting with certain young men. He did not deem her explanation quite satisfactory, and on

Thursday morning again wont to see her when he stabbed her. Sims is wiry in appearance, but evidently quite sensible of his actions, and certainly there is no sign of madness about him. Sims’ rival is a respectable young man named Boss, who was formerly employed as mate on the steamer Minnie Casey. He for some time past has been paying his attentions to Miss Carlile, who did not at all seem averse to him, and they were said to be very good friends, and it is believed that in Sims’ absence he was forgotten. This so enraged him, that laying the whole blame of the other attachment on the shoulders of the unfortunate girl, he stabbed her. Whether Ross and Sims were acquainted is not known, and there existed no correspondence between them on the subject so far as is known.

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THE RIVERHEAD STABBING CASE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 332, 30 April 1881

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THE RIVERHEAD STABBING CASE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 332, 30 April 1881