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WILD WEST SHOWMAN

AX UNUSUAL COURT CASE

A case in which William (Gtptainj M'Lcod, the Wild West eliownian, Avar, charged with cawing Leslie Wikon actual bodily harm came before the Hamilton Supreme Court yesterday. Tho cat? was that in which M'Leod, while practising sharp-shootinfc, essayed, with Wilson's permiwion, to rertmvo the a?ii from a cigarotto which Wilson was smoking, but tho bulkt entered Wilxon's click. .The jury found that Wilson mpvrd his 'head when (he tfhofc was fired.

Mr Justice Cooper then heard legal argument as to whether th? admitted facts constituted an offence under tho law. Finally, in reserving his decision, Tlis Honor said the ease was a most interesting one. It was the first time in the hietory of the English law that a Supremo Court had been called upon to decide such a case. He would have to consult, with his brother Judges. M'Leod was admitted to bail on hia own recognisance of £SO.

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WILD WEST SHOWMAN, Issue 15672, 10 December 1914

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WILD WEST SHOWMAN Issue 15672, 10 December 1914

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