THE BAHAMAS: The Ruffled Sheet

In his red robe and white, horsehair wig, Sir Oscar Bedford Daly looked like Oliver Cromwell. The Chief Justice of His Majesty's Supreme Court for the Bahamas was taking testimony in longhand. Before him, at two curved tables, the inner and the outer bar, sat the wigged Crown Counsel and the Defense Attorneys. Their robes were black. Beyond them lolled a dozen U.S. newsgatherers and the 105 black & white citizens of Nassau who had come early enough to get seats. At one side of the shabby, formal room sat the prisoner...

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