The only fully detailed version is given by the Daily News: "I also saw a man and a woman who had no hat on and were the worse for drink pass up the court."
Given that this matches Hutchinson's account, what reason is there to ignore it?[/quote]
Hi Wick, As I poster earlier the Daily news [same article and paragraph], also quotes Sarah as saying - In the doorway of the deceased's house I saw a man in a wideawake hat standing. He was not tall, but a stout-looking man. He was looking up the court as if he was waiting for some one.
As far as i know this is the only newspaper to report seeing wideawake right outside Mary's door looking into the open yard of the court.
Isn't that reason enough to cast doubt on - I also saw a man and a woman who had no hat on and were the worse for drink pass up the court.
The point being made is, the expression "further on" was made by a Daily Telegraph reporter, not Lewis.
Hodgkinson, the court recorder wrote: "another young man with a woman passed along"
The Morning Post reporter wrote: "She also saw another man and woman coming along, the latter having her hat off, and being the worse for drink."
The Morning Advertiser wrote: "A young man went along with a young woman."
Whether passing along, going along, coming along or "further on", neither of these mean "entering Miller's Court". If she had really said that, then all the papers would have picked up on it. Yet only one says as much, and that report contained at least one glaring error, as Darryl's post above reminds us.