Testimony of Jane Cotter

Wood  was examined by Horace Avery

Cotter: I am employed as a chambermaid in the Savoy Hotel.  I remember Mr. Wilde staying at the hotel in March, 1893.  At first he occupied No. 361 and Lord Douglas the room adjoining, No. 362.  I found it necessary to call the attention of the housekeeper to the condition of Mr. Wilde's bed.  The sheets were stained in a peculiar way.  On the third morning of his stay, about eleven o'clock, Mr. Wilde rang the bell for the housemaid.  On answering the bell I met Mr. Wilde in the doorway of No. 361, and he told me he wanted a fire in his own room, No. 362.  There I saw a boy of eighteen or nineteen years of age with dark close-cropped hair and a sallow complexion.  Some days later Lord Alfred Douglas left the hotel, and Mr. Wilde then removed into rooms in the front of the hotel.

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