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 - j A Baa t'aaw la rfclleawlBbla. A man named...
j A Baa t'aaw la rfclleawlBbla. A man named Francis J. Carton is oa trial at Philadelphia, for tbe murder of bis wife, and tbe princil w itness a daughter ten years of mft, told tms pitifol story: Mary E. Carton, tbe daughter of deceased, and of defendant testified that tbe was tea years old in May last; she lived with ber two sisters and three brothers at borne with ber parents; tbe )ounget child is nine months old; father came borne about balf-pat ten o'clock, and mether, who was Iving on tba street got up when be came in, he said he was wet and wanted a dry shirt; mother told me to gel it; when I came down I put it oa him; then be aked f'.r bis supper; she got it and lifted up tbe leaf of the table; she was sick that day and be said she was staggering druuk, and got up and struck ber somewhere in tbe face; it made a little scratch on her cheek, and then her bair came down ; be told ber to fet up and fix ber hair; tbe got up to fix it, snj be nocked ber down again; he pulled ber hair and took bold of ber bead and shook it; be told ber to grt uu and see hat she would like, he kicked her. and in trying to get up she caught bold of tbe board al tbe middle door, near tbe stove, and tried to getaaav from him; be pulled ber back, and she " screeched.' bnt what it was I ciuldn t remember, it was so Ucg ago; he kicked ber in tbe side, and the said "Oh, mv tide;" 1 tbiok be knocked ber down two or three times; once tbe fell against the stove; he told me to get water and wash ber face; she was lying upon the floor at tbe time; tbe dida t speak; 1 got the water and washed ber, bnt before I did it be ate his supper. while she was lying upon her face on tbe floor, he pulled her by tbe bair and threw ber on her bark, and. seeing tbat ber face was bloody, be then told me to wash ber; after I washed her be told me to call the boys; they came down, and we all got bold of her and lifted her on tbe settee; laud to her, " Moea, mom," aad she said " What?" and tbat was ail; ab dtdn t speak after that; wbea ba struck her I tried to stop mm ana made nim 1.1 down; ne struck me ia the fare; it almost knocked me down, and made my face very red; 1 said, t'h, don t touch her,'' and be said if I didn t shut up be would do tbe same to me. 1 took tbe baby in mv arms and tat down on the stairs; father was drunk wbea be came borne, and a niienewaa beating mother she only said " Dun 1 pull my bair out so. '

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 27 Oct 1874, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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