The People of the State of Michigan - - - (Complainants)

VS

William Shimmel - - - (Defendant)

Nora Conley

†††††††††† Cross Examination

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CROSS EXAMINATION BY MR. PARK.

 

 

Q

How far were you from the railroad track?

A

Why I donít know just how far it is, what distance it is.

 

 

Q

About twenty-five or thirty rods?

A

No, sir, I donít think it is that far.

 

 

Q

Where were you, at your house?

A

Right in front of our house?

 

 

Q

And which way does your house face?

A

It faces the east.

 

 

Q

And the railroad track then from your house was west?

A

No, sir, it was north.

 

 

Q

You were looking north were you from the house?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

Was there anyone with you?

A

No, sir.

 

 

Q

Where was the party on the railroad track when you first saw him?

A

He was just a little east of the crossing.

 

 

Q

That is the wagon crossing there?

A

No, sir.

 

 

Q

That is the road crossing?

A

Yes, sir, it is the wagon crossing.

 

 

Q

What direction is that from the store in Denison?

 

 

 

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A

From where we live?

 

 

Q

From where the crossing was.

A

It is west.

 

 

Q

The crossing is west from the store?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

And this man that you saw was going east?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

Was he walking very fast?

A

No, sir, he was going very slow.

 

 

Q

Did he turn and look towards you when he passed?

A

No, sir.

 

 

Q

Did you see him square in the face?

A

No, sir.

 

 

Q

Would you say that he had a mustache on?

A

No, sir, I couldnít say, I didnít see him right in the face.

 

 

Q

And you would not recognize him again if you saw him would you?

A

No, sir.

 

 

Q

You have seen other people pass along there on the track that looked similar to him?

A

Yes, sir, there are several people go up the track.

 

 

Q

There were other people that day that walked up the track?

A

No, sir, I didnít see any one on that day.

 

 

Q

But you have seen them on other days?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

Would you say that hat the man had on that you saw was black or brown?

A

Why it was a dark colored hat.

 

 

Q

Was it a derby?

 

 

 

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A

No, sir, it was a soft hat.

 

 

Q

A soft black hat?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

And the coat that he had on was a black overcoat?

A

It was dark colored, I couldnít say whether it was black or not.

 

 

Q

How long was the coat?

A

I couldnít say.† It come not quite to his knees I think.

 

 

Q

Did the man have a pair of gloves on as you could see?

A

I didnít notice.

 

 

Q

Did he carry anything?

A

No, sir.

 

 

Q

Could you see his arms swinging as he walked along?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

If he had had anything in his hands you would have seen it?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

You say that he had dark trousers on?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

 

MR. PARK:† I think that is all

 

MR. LILLIE:† That is all

 

 

 

Nora Conley

 

Subscribed & sworn to before me this first day of July 1907

 

 

 

Daniel C. Wachs

 

Justice of the Peace