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Msrder of Three Children.-Ons…


Msrder of Three Children.-Ons Hundred founds Reward. A spooking affair came to light 011 Wednesday in neighbourhood of Holborn. On Monday, a Mlliard-marker, named Ernest Southey, took apart- meats at the Star 'Coffee-house, in Bed Lion-street, for three little boys, of the respective ages of a: asght, and ten years. They slept there the same evening, and the next day Southey came and fetched thexn away, as he said, for a walk in the park. After lining out with them for three or four hours he brought &em back, and saw them to bed; one of them sleeping ia the room numbered 8, and the other two in No. 6. Hé3 locked the doors, gave the key to a servant, and said lie should be back in the morning. As he did not keep his word, the proprietor of the coffee-house at ieogth began to feel uneasy; he therefore called in tae police, the rooms were opened, and all three chil- dren were found to be dead. It la impossible to exaggerate the painful sensation which was caused by this discovery. Medical assistance ^as called in, but it was of course useless. It may be abated, however, that, so far as an opinion cauld be itemed without a regular post-mortem examination, P00r children appeared to have been poisoned with prussic acid. jJWe^v° o'clock on Wednesday night a reward of AxUU lor the apprehension of Southey waa offered by the Secretary of State for the Home 'Department. The ^apposed murderer is thus described:—" Age, between 35 and 10 years: by profession a billiard-marker; haight, 5 feet 7 inches; hair dark; eyes, dark grey; ao whiskers, but a beard of several days' growth. -Dressed m dark clothes, and a vest buttoned up to the Cain; a black shabby-looking scarf." Pending the inquest, not much trustworthy informa- non can be obtained. It is stated, however, that the oeeeased were the children of a Mrs. White, who, it may be remembered, some time ago took proceedings against the Earl of Dudley for an alleged assault. She has since, it is said, been separated from her huaband and living with Southey. -rxrl^& three children were respectively named Henry White, aged ten years; Thomas White, aged eight: aod Alexander White, aged six. The two younger children were placed together on an iron bedstead in a back room on the fifth floor of the coffee-house. They have a singularly placid look, appearing as if still asleep. The elder boy, Henry, met his death in the front room. His countenance wore the same expres- sion or repose as those of his younger brothers. On tha dressing-table near him lay a silk neck cloth crumpled up, and having the appearance as if it had Men used to wipe up a little fluid. It was stated that on the dressing-table, near the silk neck-cloth, was found a small bottle, which has been taken possession of by the detectives. It is be- lieved that that bottle contained the poison with which there is every reason to suspect the children wera deprived of life. The children were not in good physical condition; iiadeed, the body of Thomas was almost emaciated. They were all three handsome and intelligent looking, their fair complexions and auburn hair giving them an innocent and joyous appearance. Their clothes, though neat, were shabby and old. On the bed of the eldest lay his little Scotch cap, which he had evidently thrown there before getting into bed. In this boy's room the sum of 4d. lay on the table near the end of his bed; a Bible also was placed there. From the fact of the bottle being found in the eldest boy a room, it is inferred that the two younger chil- dren were poisoned first, and that the murderer then completed his diabolical crime by getting the eldest boy to drink off the remainder of the drug. The stomach and viscera of the three victims were removed by a surgeon, acting under a warrant from Dr. Lankester, and sent under seal to Professor Harley, for analysation. At the Wandsworth Police-court, on Thursday, Mr. Selfe, who officiated for Mr. Dayman, referred to the murder, and inquired of the officers whether they remeNibored a man making an application to him about twelve months ago ? Payne, one of the summoning officers, said that the man who was supposed to have murdered the children had done so, and he had also made an application to Mr. Ingham. Mr. Selfe remarked that when he came before him ha recognised him as the man concerned in attempting to obtain money from Lord Dudley. He (Mr. Selfe) saw that he made an application to Mr. Tyrwhitt, at Marlborough-street Police-court, with reference to being in great distress, and of his intention to commit suicide. It was stated that he handed in a bottle of poison. A gentleman ini court informed Mr. Selfe that the man had been there several times, and that he had ex- pressed a great desire to have his application made publio," He wished to make an appeal, through the instrumentality of the press, on behalf of his wife who was suffering from some peculiar disease, and he said that unless she was provided with necessaries to alle- viate her sufferings, it was her intention to commit suicide. The officers of the court all said that they could recognise him from having seen him about en several occasions. In the course of the morning Inspector Lovelace gave instructions to several plain clothes constables to search for the man.

Murder of a Mother and her…

Examination of the Prisoner.

Antecedents of the Prisoner.

Inquest at Eamsgate.

Adjourned. JUxammation of…


!The Holborn Inquest.