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William Shimmel - - - (Defendant)

Fremont Brown

†††††††††† Re Cross Examination

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RE CROSS EXAMINATION.

 

 

Q

What time was it when you went to the store the next morning?

A

About seven oíclock.

 

 

Q

Was that the time you usually go there mornings?

A

Yes, sir, not far from seven.

 

 

Q

Was there anyone there at the store when you got there?

A

My partner was all, he usually gets there about half past six.

 

 

Q

Did your partner tell you about the murder?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

Did he tell you where he got his information?

A

I think he told me he got it from my brother?

 

 

Q

From your brother Ed?

 

 

 

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A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

What was the form of the message you received as to the murder?

A

What was the form of it?

 

 

Q

Yes, what did your partner tell you regarding the murder?

A

Why he says Martin Golden was murdered at Denison last night.† I says, is that so, and he said yes, along about the time he closed his store.† And we talked about it a little more but that was the sum and substance.

 

 

Q

Well did he go on to tell you who told him?

A

Yes, sir, I think I asked him how he found out and he said my brother Ed told him.† He had been out a good share of the night.

 

 

Q

Did he tell you what time it was when the shooting took place?

A

I donít know as he did at the time.

 

 

Q

How long was it after that that you saw the officers?

A

Well there was several of them there that forenoon.

 

 

Q

Between eleven or twelve oíclock?

A

I think it was somewhere along there, it might have been earlier than that, but it was in the forenoon there somewhere.

 

 

Q

You say this Frenchman was anxious to get out of town, to catch a train?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

Did you see him leave town?

A

I did not, no, sir.

 

 

Q

Did he tell you that he was anxious to leave town?

A

I heard him tell the bartender, donít let me miss that car he says I want to be sure and get that car.† He says you have got lots of time.

 

 

Q

What did he say car or train?

A

Car.

 

 

 

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Q

You donít know whether he took the car or not?

A

I do not.

 

 

Q

You donít know where he intended to go?

A

I didnít hear him say.† He wanted to go east he said.

 

 

Q

That would be coming towards Grand Haven?

A

No, it would be going towards Grand Rapids.

 

 

Q

Going the other way?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

You donít know where he went to?

A

No, I do not.† I heard that he went north to Big Rapids.

 

 

Q

Was that some time after this?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

 

MR. PARK:† That is all

 

MR. CUBURN:† That is all

 

 

 

Fremont Brown

 

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

 

Daniel C Wachs

 

Justice of the Peace