He paused a moment, glanced at his papers, and suddenly leaned forward towards the witness-box with a sharp, direct look at its occupant. "Now then!" he said. "When did you first hear of the murder of the late Mayor, Mr. Wallingford?" Louisa Speck's answer came promptly: "The night it happened." "What time and who told you of it?" "About nine o'clock. Robertshaw, the policeman, told me.