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in the morning. There I passed Santos. He was armed with a large knife, and he put his hand on it in a very threatening manner. About 8 o'clock in the morning all hands came into the cabin except the man at the wheel. Lyons, speaking in English, asked to go into the captain's berth, saying the men wanted to see what money and clothes he had got. The chief actors in gathering up the money were Blanco, Lopez, Watto, and Carlos. They rummaged all the boxes and desks, and the money having been collected and put on a table in the main cabin, Lyons told me to share it in seventeen parts; but Watto objected, and wanted to have it apportioned among eight of them. He spoke in Spanish, a little of which I understand. I divided the money into seventeen parts. Lyons wanted me to have a share. I objected, but he insisted. I put my share into a writing-desk, and never saw it again. They did not ask me to divide the captain's clothes; each took what he liked. The captain's watch was put into the writing desk; I cannot say by whom. Some one said, “We'll sell it at some future time, as we cannot divide it." There was a case of boots and shoes, and each of the men present helped himself to them. The cargo consisted of wine, bottled beer, and bale goods. The champagne was broached, and I saw cases of it, with bales of merchandise, knocking about the decks. A few days afterwards I sighted a ship, and asked Lyons to let me hail her, as I wished to compare longitude. He said he did not think the men would allow me, but he would go forward and ask them. He did so, and on his return he said I might hail her, but I was not to say what had occurred. I steered towards the ship, which proved to be the "Friends" of Liverpool. Carlos told me to say our ship's name was "Louisa,” which I did, adding that she was from Nieuw Diep, bound for Valparaiso, and seven days out. I did that because I was afraid for my life. After the ship had passed there noise among the Manilla men, the Spaniards, and the two Greeks. in Spanish, and looked in a very threatening manner towards me. plained to me that those of the men who did not understand English thought I had told all about the matter. On the 13th of September Watto was on deck, and I saw him take a knife to the steward, and cut him through the fleshy part of the arm. Next day I was called into the steward's berth. Blanco, Watto, Lopez, and Duranno were there then with the steward, and Lyons stood outside the door. I had told the steward to get the ship's papers collected together. He had done so, and they picked them up and hove them overboard. Lopez said they were looking for the gold watch, and he asked if I knew where it was. I said I did not. On the morning of the 2nd of October we first sighted land; being then about ten miles out at sea. At the appearance of land the crew refused to speak to me, dispensed with my services, and put the ship about. About 8 o'clock that night Blanco came into the cabin and ordered me on deck. I went up and found they were clewing up the sails and getting the boats overboard. I asked Lyons what they were going to do with the ship. He would not speak to me. About ten minutes afterwards Marsolino passed close to me, and I asked him what they were going to do-if they were going to kill me. He said he was not, but he thought Blanco was. About three-quarters of an hour afterwards I got into the boat with the cook, the steward, Frank Powell, Watto, and the boy Early. Some of the rest of the crew were on board the ship, and some in a boat made fast to the stern of the vessel. The boat in which we were was pulled away from the ship about 100 yards. We were called back, I could not say by whom. Powell, Watto, Early, and the cook were pulling. Nobody in the boat wished to return but Watto. He ordered Powell to put the boat's head round, which Powell re

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fused to do, and Watto, using an oar, compelled him. The boat having been pulled alongside the ship, Lyons, speaking in English, ordered us to come on deck, which we did. When I got on deck I saw Lyons and Duranno throwing bottles of champagne into the boat. I saw the steward swimming in the water, and calling for help. He did not reach land. I was ordered into the boat astern of the ship by Lyons and Blanco, and I went. I stayed there about an hour and a half. Several things were put into the boat, but by whom I could not say, it being too dark. Lyons, Duranno, Lopez, and Blanco got into the boat with me. They were the last to leave the ship. Some of the crew were in the other boat. As soon as we left the ship she went down. I did not see the cook, or the lamptrimmer, Cassap, land. We steered for land, the smaller boat being towed by the larger one. We landed at 4 p.m. on the 4th of October. When we landed Lopez said I was to say the vessel was an American ship from Peru, laden with guano for Bordeaux; that she had foundered 100 miles out at sea, and that we had been in the boat five days and nights. I was also to say that the captain and others got into a boat in a heavy breeze, but which way they went, or what had become of them, we did not know. We stopped that night at the house of a farmer, who drove us next day to Rocha. There I found that there was a man at a place called the Camp, twenty miles off, who could speak English. Candereau, the Frenchman, and I went there, without the prisoners knowing, and found the man named Ramoz. To him we related what had occurred, and we were afterwards examined before the naval court-martial.

Cross-examined.—The captain was not a temperate man, but he did not drink much. He gave the watch on duty the privilege of sleeping on deck under a sail, at times when they were not wanted. They did not complain of not being allowed to sleep in their berths. Lyons spoke English well, and Carlos spoke it the next best. When we wished to communicate any thing to the crew, we did so through Lyons. Lyons had a severe cut across the face, and was bleeding very much when he called me out of my berth. That was the first time I had seen him after the death of the captain. I remember going to Lyons, and clinging to his shoulder, as I rested my hopes on him. When he first addressed me, I cannot exactly say whether he said "we" or "they" had killed the captain and mate. After this affair I always communicated with Lyons in navigating the ship. I could not say that one man was more prominent than another in managing the vessel. After we had parted with the vessel which we sighted, I understood by Lyons's looks that he was interfering in my behalf with the men, and I have not the slightest doubt that he saved my life.

Cross-examination continued.-Carlos and Blanco had a fight after Carlos was tied up to the bulwark. One of them had a knife and another a handspike, and the mate, with witness, interfered to separate them. Spanish, of which the captain spoke a little, was the general language in use on board the ship. Carlos (who is a white man) slept in the same compartment with the blacks, but witness did not hear him complain of that arrangement. Ordinarily white men objected to sleep with blacks. The captain was very kind to Carlos after he found him bound to the bulwark. He ordered him to turn into his berth, and finding he was unwell, he gave him medicine. It was Carlos, and not Lyons, who directed witness to steer to the River Plate. Witness replied to the effect that if they were to go there he (witness) should be punished first, as he was in command of the vessel. He and Carlos were then on the quarter-deck, and that was on the 10th of September. Carlos said that Buenos Ayres was a good

place to land, for there were no English authorities there, that the people were all Spanish, and that they (the crew) could get away. Carlos might have said, "No, we shall not be punished, as we had nothing to do with the murder." Witness could not swear whether or not Carlos used that expression. It was Carlos who told him to call the ship "Louisa." He and witness were then on the quarter-deck, and some of the blacks were near.

James Early, a lad of 17, said,-I shipped on board the "Flowery Land" as ship's boy. On the morning of the 10th of September I was on the look out on the forecastle, and heard the chief mate, who was on deck, singing out "Murder!" Duranno was striking him with a handspike. I went and spoke to the mate, who told me to call the captain. I was going to do that when Duranno ordered me into the deck-house. I went into the deck-house and called the carpenter. He went out and returned in about five minutes. He and I remained there until about half-past five in the morning. Watto came and called Candereau, who was in bed. Watto, who had a capstan bar in his hand, told the Frenchman to go and take the wheel. Candereau said that it was not four o'clock-the time of his watch-and at first he refused to go, but he afterwards went. I do not know why the Frenchman went, unless he was afraid of Watto, who stood with the capstan bar in his hand. About six I and the carpenter went on deck. I then observed blood on the maindeck, and also on the companion door. I went into the cabin, and saw the captain's body wrapped up in canvas. Taffir, the second mate, was sitting there crying. Lyons, Lopez, and Watto were also there. Lyons was directing Taffir to navigate the ship to a place they wished to go to. Taffir said he would if he could. They said they wanted to go to the River Plate. He replied he would go there if they would save his life. I saw Lopez put a rope round the captain's body, under the arms, and heard him call to the men on deck to pull him up. They did so, and he threw the body overboard. I was then standing at the wheel. Blanco afterwards called me into the cabin, and said they were going to share the money. All on board were there, except the man at the wheel. Money was lying on the table, and I heard Lyons tell Taffir to divide it into seventeen shares. Taffir said he did not want any of it. Lyons said the crew wanted him to divide it. Watto wished to have the money shared among eight, but Lyons said they should all have a share. I got about 47., of which 17. 10s. was in English money, the rest being moidores. I never saw the body of the captain's brother. Blanco said the first mate was singing out for the second mate when he (Blanco) threw him overboard. About three weeks after that we made the land. I remember the boats being got ready to go away. I assisted. The second mate, the cook, the steward, Frank Powell, and Watto got into the first boat and rowed off. I had an oar. The party in the other boat, which was fastened to the stern of the ship, called us to come back. We went back, and the second mate, Watto, and I went on board at the bidding of Myers. Some men had got into the hold-the carpenter, and Lyons, and Carlos-before we had left in the boat. When we returned they were on the deck. The steward refused to leave the boat, upon which Lyons and Duranno began to throw bottles of wine at him, some of which struck him. I afterwards saw him in the water, crying out to Lyons for help. Lyons said he would not help him, for he had deceived him before, and that that was a too easy death for him. He was drowned. I again went into the boat, and was afterwards landed. Cross-examined.-Witness did not see the steward drowned. Lyons had two cuts across the face, and was bleeding slightly. When he saw Lopez in the cabin, it was about 6 o'clock, and quite light. He was quite sure it was Lopez who put

the rope round the captain's body. Lyons was there at the time, as was also the second mate, who could hear all that passed. Lyons assisted the second mate in navigating the ship. He appeared to have the management of the vessel, being the only man among the prisoners who could speak English.

Frank Candereau, who gave his evidence in French, was examined by the Solicitor-General. He said, I was a seaman on board the "Flowery Land," and slept in a house on the deck with Anderson and Early. Some days before the captain was killed, I received a communication from Frank Powell which I repeated to the captain. I recollect the morning when the captain was killed, but I do not know the date. I was awakened about half-past 3 by the carpenter and little Jemmy (Early). They were trembling, and the carpenter was weeping. They had told me to go to the wheel. I did so, asking if it was 4 o'clock. They said it was not, but that I must go to the wheel. As I went I saw the prisoners all together in a lot, but as it was dark I could not distinguish them. Seven or eight of them had handspikes in their hands. I spoke to Frank Powell, who told me that the captain's brother and the first mate were in the water. I asked after the captain, and he said, "Look there; he is dead in the cabin," pointing there. I looked through the skylight, and saw the captain lying there dead. I went into the cabin when it became daylight, and saw the body of the captain, which was wrapped in canvas. A rope was thrown over the mizenmast, and the body was hauled up with it by Watto, and another of the prisoners and myself. Watto told me if I did not lend a hand I must take care of myself. A number of people were then in the cabin at the time, but I could not say who they were. The room was "full" of blood. After the captain's body had been thrown into the sea, the cabin was washed a little, and the boxes were opened by Watto, Lopez, and Duranno. I saw some money taken out and laid on a table. Lopez said the second mate was to share the money among all the people on board. I did not hear any one else say any thing else about the division. The second mate was told to divide it into seventeen parts, which he did, and eating and drinking went on afterwards all the day long. The second mate navigated the ship. Some days afterwards Santos was in the cabin sharpening a knife, and he said, " In two or three days I shall kill you." I said, "Well, kill me." He also said, speaking in Spanish, "This knife will serve you as it has served the captain." I remember when land was seen. It was not then daylight, and we put about the ship. She was afterwards brought round again, and about midnight I, Santos, and Carlos got into a boat at first; Cassap, the lamp-lighter, afterwards entered it. Lyons, Lopez, Duranno, and Blanco called him on board the ship again, and he went. I remained in the boat. I heard Cassap cry out, "Finish me quickly!" He was then in the cabin. Lyons, Lopez, Duranno,and Blanco were then on board the ship. I saw the steward in the water.

Michael Anderson, a Norwegian, was next called. He said, speaking through an interpreter, he was carpenter on board the "Flowery Land." After the voyage began he heard the captain say he did not like the crew, because they would not do their work. He had seen the captain strike the cook, steward, and Watto. He once saw him strike Watto on the head with his flat hand, tellling him he had shipped as an able seaman, but could not do his work. He had also seen the captain strike Santos, but without hurting him. About 2 in the morning on the 10th of September, the boy Early called him up, and on going on deck witness saw the chief mate lying near the steps leading to the poop. The mate asked who he was. Witness replied, "The carpenter." He asked witness to help him into the cabin. His arm was broken, and his face was smashed to

pieces. As witness was assisting him he was struck on the back of the neck, he could not say by whom, with a capstan bar. He afterwards heard Marsolino say it was he who struck him. Witness fell from the blow and had a stiff neck for three or four days. He went into his berth, and was called again about 6 o'clock. He then saw the captain's clothes parted in the cabin. All the crew were present, except the man at the wheel. Blanco, Watto, and he believed the Frenchman, threw the captain overboard. As the body was thrown overboard, one of them, either Blanco or Watto, said, “There goes the captain; he'll never call us sons of any more." After the English vessel had been spoken he saw Lyons, Watto, Blanco, and some other of the prisoners sitting on the forehatch, quarrelling. He could understand they were talking about the carpenter and the second mate. He heard Lyons say, “If you like to kill the carpenter and second mate you can; I shall not do it." Lyons was then speaking to the lot of them. Lyons told witness he must look sharp and do whatever the crew told him if he wanted to save his life. After that Santos and Watto sharpened their knives on his whetstone, telling him as they did so that in a very short time they would kill him. They said they were going to kill the steward and the Frenchman. Watto told him he had killed sixteen men before with that knife. When they first made the land witness received orders from Lyons and "the lot of them" to have his tools ready, besides candles and matches to make a hole in the ship. About a week before that, they told him they were going to scuttle the ship. In consequence of that he had got a lot of oakum and plugs ready to stop the hole he might have to make, believing then that they were going to leave him in the ship. Carlos gave him the order first in the evening between 6 and 7; but the other men said it was too soon. About 10 o'clock he received orders from Lyons to go down the hold. Carlos, Lyons, Blanco, Duranno, and Frank Powell went down with him. Each of them had a couple of knives and some slung shot, and he knew the men were in possession of the captain's revolver. He bored four holes forward and four aft. They all then went on deck, and Lyons told him (witness) to get into the boat as quickly as possible. Lyons on a previous occasion had told him to fasten down the hatchways, except the fore hatch, and every thing loose on deck, and to use long nails in doing so. Instead of that witness cut all the lashings, in order that the things on deck might float, and he used small nails, so that if any of the crew should be left below they might force their

way up.

By Mr. Baron Bramwell.-Of those who came to his cabin door he remembered Watto, Blanco, and Carlos; but he could not say which of them spoke. This was after the first mate was killed, and he believed before the captain was killed. The reason why he did not tell the captain was that they struck him down as he went to do so.

Joseph Williams, a young man of colour, of about 17, and an ordinary seaman, said he was in the second mate's watch the night the captain was killed, from 8 to 12, and went to bed as soon as his watch was over. He saw Powell in bed when he turned in. He remembered Duranno coming into the deck-house and saying he had killed the mate. That was about 5 o'clock in the morning. He went out of the deck-house and saw Blanco and the rest, who were saying they were going aft to kill the captain. They went aft. The same day he heard Blanco say to the rest, "I stabbed the captain three times." Blanco also said, "I stabbed the captain's brother three times." Watto said the same, and Lopez said he helped them. Lyons was not then present. Witness remembered Lopez telling him he struck a light to see where the captain was. He heard Watto say

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