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RUAHINE TRAGEDY

[Per United Press Association.]

MAhTGAWEIvA, January 6.

The adjourned inquest touching' the death of Joseph M’Cann,. Lucy Amelia Al'Cann (his wife] I ', and their 13 months old boy was resunbed this morning. Arthur Rottman,, who was arrested on suspicion in connoation with the murders, was present. He look a- composed interest in the proceedings.

Air Hutton (Crown Prosecutor) outlined the nature' of the. evidence to he called, which was mainly on the lines of that previously published. Counsel said he would call evidence to show that only four people had been living oia the farm, and three of them were found dead. It was reasonable to suppose, in view of the evidence to be called, that the 'remaining member of the four (Rottma.nl committed the crime. A shirt was found in Eottma.n’s room with blood stains on it.

The first witness (Herbert Sweet) said that on Sunday, '■. December 27, Al'Cann was quite cheerful, and arranged to help witness with his slj.paring next morning, but he did not arrive at witness’s place.

Albert Patchctt, manager of the Ruahine factory, s.ifTd that on the morning of the 28th nil. Riottninn, brought milk. Ho said he was in a. ’hurry, as he was going fleecing. When the shortness of the milk supply was pointed out. Rottman said: “Joe spilt it." The inquest is proceeding.

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RUAHINE TRAGEDY, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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RUAHINE TRAGEDY Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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