16 JUNE 1866, Page 3

William Smith, the journeyman hatter of Eton, charged with the

murder of Sarah Millsom, housekeeper to Messrs. Bevington, leathersellers, of Cannon Street, was tried on Wednesday and Thursday, before Baron Bramwell, the sternest judge on the bench. The defence was an alibi, so irresistible, that the jury acquitted him without retiring, and the judge took the very unusual course of declaring him "not only acquitted, but innocent." A more striking case of false circumstantial evidence has rarely been pro- duced before a jury.