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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HANSON, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment, denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May.</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSA DORAN</hi>. (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870523-595-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<lb/>ing to conceal the birth of her child,—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-595-18870523 t18870523-595-punishment-1"/>One Day's Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALICE KEATING</hi>. (33)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES WEST</hi>. (25)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-598-offence-1 t18870523-name-6"/>Frederick James</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-7" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK JAMES</persName> </hi>. I live at Chepstow Place, Bayswater—on the night of 29th April I went to bed about 20 minutes past 11, and about 20 minutes past 2 I was aroused by a noise in the drawing-room on the first floor—I partly dressed myself and went on to the landing, and heard footsteps—the drawing-room door had been locked when I went to bed—I went to my dressing-room window and sprang a rattle, and I then saw a man, dressed in a fireman's uniform, get out of the drawing-room, and go along the balcony and disappear—so far as I can say the prisoner is the man—I was about 12 yards from him—I went out of the house and saw him walking towards the house—I stopped him and slid "Why have you been in my house?"—he said "I have not"—I said "I shall charge you with it," and fetched a policeman—the prisoner went into the fireman's box at the corner of Chepstow Place, that is about 50 yards from my house—he was still in his box when I came back—I missed nothing—the prisoner was the worse for liquor; he answered my questions—he was walking along the road rather straddling.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You had your senses about you; you seemed to know what I said to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-8" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST HILL</persName> </hi>. I was staying with the last witness at Chepstow Place on 29th April—I heard a noise, and looked out of the window and saw the prisoner, dressed in a fireman's uniform, get out of the drawing-room window—when I got out of the house I saw him in the roadway—I considered him drunk when I spoke to him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E.</hi> 192). The prisoner was given into my custody by the prosecutor; he was in his fireman's box at Chepstow Place—he didn't appear to be drunk then—I examined the house, and found that one of the windows was closed, but not fastened—I told the prisoner I should take him in custody for entering this house—he said he didn't know of any house, but afterwards said he had heard a noise and went to see what it was—he said nothing when he was charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-10" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID HOBBS</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer, employed by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade at the station at Ladbroke Road—when the prisoner was taken in custody I was fetched to the fire escape station; he was then under the influence of drink—I had visited him previous to that at 10.26; he was then perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You have been in the brigade 10 months; your cha
<lb/>racter was very satisfactory.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence stated that he had had some drink with a friend and got in this house by a mistake.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The drawing-room is on the first floor; the prisoner could only get in there by getting on a wall.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a receipt for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and also to unlawfully obtaining from
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<p>601. And
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May.</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd,.</hi> 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18870523-603-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing, whilst employed in the Post Office, 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the money a of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-603-offence-1 t18870523-name-18"/>H.M. Postmaster General</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>604. And
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRI ZIMMERMAN</hi>. (61)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870523-604-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870523-604-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-604-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to forging and uttering a Post Office order for payment of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. Also an order for the payment of 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Also an order for the payment of 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May.</hi> 24, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCES SHAW</hi>. (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870523-605-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*
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<interp inst="t18870523-605-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="arson"/>to maliciously setting fire to a dwelling-house, persons being therein.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servi
<lb/>tude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE CATHERINE</hi>. (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870523-606-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-606-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="murder"/>, Feloniously attempting to murder
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-22" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-22" type="surname" value="CATHERINE"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-22" type="given" value="ANNIE LYDIA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-606-offence-1 t18870523-name-22"/>Annie Lydia Catherine</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-606-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MESHAC LEE</hi>. (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870523-607-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-607-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Carnally knowing
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-24" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-24" type="age" value="under 13"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-24" type="surname" value="LINSTEAD"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-607-offence-1 t18870523-name-24"/>Laura Lily Linstead</persName>, a girl under 13.</rs> </p>
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<rs id="t18870523-607-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18870523-607-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-607-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-607-18870523 t18870523-607-punishment-11"/>Penal Servitude for Life</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May.</hi> 24, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Ralph Hodgson, tried this day, see Kent cases.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May.</hi> 24, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA PUTNEY</hi>. (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870523-608-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering a medal resembling a half-sovereign.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count.</hi> attempting to obtain money by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-26" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-26" type="given" value="ROSINA"/>ROSINA DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Davis, of 13, Caledonian Street, Islington—the prisoner came to lodge with us on 29th April, on first floor back, at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—she paid 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. deposit, which left 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to be paid at the end of the week—about 12.30 on 8th May I let her in, she said, "I have been taken ill in the street with a fit, and I have lost my bag and my keys and my week's money; I must get in the room because I have a half-sovereign on the mantel shelf"—I had another key and opened the door and let her in, and she went straight to the mantel shelf and brought a coin and gave it to me, saying, "Here is a half-sovereign; you can take my rent out of it"—that would be 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I said, "I have not got change now"—she said, "Never mind about the change"—I went down with it in my hand and thought it felt rather thin, and I laid it on the mantel shelf, and in the morning my husband said something to me—I looked at the coin and it did not seem like a half-sovereign—at the time I received it I did not notice it—my husband went for a constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-27" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-27" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am an insurance agent, of 13, Caledonian Street, Islington—on the morning of 8th May my wife showed me this coin and put it on the shelf—later on, at eight o'clock, I looked at it, and weighed it with a half-sovereign, which was about as heavy again—I informed the police, and Sergeant Diddums came and went up to the prisoner's room, and brought her down into my parlour—I said to her, "You know it is a bad half-sovereign"—she made no answer—I gave it to Diddums.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-28" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DIDDUMS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant G.</hi>) I was called to 13, Caledonian Street, on 8th May—I went to the back room, first floor, and showed the prisoner</p>
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<p>this coin, and asked her if she could account for her possession of it—she said, "I have been working at Patton's, Ludgate Hill, and they must have paid it me in my wages; I had a half-sovereign and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. "—I lifted a vase up in the room, and the prisoner came and picked up this other coin from under the vase—she said, "Here is another one, I was going to have a pair of earrings made of them"—Mr. Davis gave me this half-sovereign—going downstairs the prisoner said, "I have told you a lie, I did not get that from Patton's; I don't know what made me do it"—I took her to the station—these coins were bright when I received them—they have since been tested and are now discoloured—I told the prisoner I was from King's Cross Police-station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two coins are brass whist markers; they are similar in size and colour to a half-sovereign, but there is the Queen's head on one side and the Austrian eagle on the other—it is milled and knerled—the legend is totally different—the value of this is perhaps a farthing—they cost so much a gross.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-608-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count.—</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-608-18870523 t18870523-608-punishment-12"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM KALLEY</hi>. (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870523-609-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t18870523-609-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-609-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-609-offence-1 t18870523-name-31"/>Alexander McAlister</persName>, and stealing a silver salver and other articles, after a conviction in June, 1882, in the name of
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<rs id="t18870523-alias-1" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-name-32 t18870523-alias-1"/>Thomas Ray</rs> </persName>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18870523-609-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-609-18870523 t18870523-609-punishment-13"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday.</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th May.</hi> 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-33" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>Robert Malcolm Kerr</persName>, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOB JONES</hi>. (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870523-610-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t18870523-610-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-610-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>to feloniously marrying
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-35" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-35" type="given" value="LIDIA"/>Lidia Hopkins</persName> during the lifetime of his wife.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18870523-610-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-610-18870523 t18870523-610-punishment-14"/>One Days' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN TAYLOR</hi>. (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870523-611-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty; see original trial image]</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-611-offence-1 t18870523-name-38"/>Henry Howard</persName>, and stealing two clocks, a blanket, and other goods.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-612-offence-1 t18870523-name-40"/>Thomas Freebarn</persName>, his master, having been before convicted.—</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-613-offence-1 t18870523-name-42"/>Henry Jones</persName>, and stealing a coat and pair of shoes.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his youth.—Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City.</hi> 950.) About one a.m. on 23rd April I saw the prisoners with Elizabeth Wiltshire in Liverpool Street, outside the Railway Station—I watched them about half-an-hour—I saw them leave Wiltshire and go to her again—Harper said, "I don't believe it is any bleeding good"—I caught hold of her; she went a little way up Bishops
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<p>Street and refused to go further—other constables came up—from what they said I took hold of the prisoners—a uniform man came up and said, "Look out, there is something on the ground," and this brooch was picked up—at the station High said the woman had taken the prosecu
<lb/>tor's purse from her pocket—the prosecutor said she had lost 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and identified the brooch as her property—I found 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on High and 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Harper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-49" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PEARCE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi> 969.) I saw the prisoners leave Wiltshire—Foulcher and I went after them—when he caught hold of them I heard this brooch fall and picked it up—in the cell I heard High tell Foulcher the woman had taken the brooch, the money he knew nothing about—the prisoners were sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-50" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WILTSHIRE</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of Claremont Villas, Holloway Road, Leytonstone—this is my silver brooch—I was waiting outside Liverpool Street Station when the prisoners asked me what I was waiting there for—I told them I was very ill and had missed my train, and I should like to know if I could get a respectable place to go to for the night, as I did not feel able to go home—they wanted me to go home with them—I felt the man come near to me and missed my purse—I accused him of taking it—he asked me what I meant by it—they went away—there was a man going past—he was a detective, but I did not know it—I missed my brooch—it was picked up, and I identified it at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by High.</hi> I do not think it was so late as 1.5, I had missed the 12.20 train—I did not say, "Would you be kind enough to, assist me to get a lodging?" not that I had only a penny—you did not say that you would give me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to pay for my lodging as you had money for to-morrow; nor that you could not take me to your place, where you had a wife and three children—I found my purse in my pocket and a 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harper.</hi> You spoke to me before I spoke to you—you were talking to the man before you spoke to me—you were with him when you came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrates. High says.</hi> "I have nothing to say." Harper says, "I never had that woman's brooch; I was going to take her home for shelter."</p>
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<p>Be true and just in all thy dealings Pay for your lodgings. Your victim."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I came to lodge at your house on 1st February, paying 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week for four rooms and 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week board, pay
<lb/>able every four weeks by your wife's desire—it is not correct that I did not pay one month till a second was due—you claimed 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I offered you 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which was due, and you would not take it—I am not an expert in writing, but I have the use of my eyes—I do not know whether this document is your writing—this letter is like your writing—I have seen several of your letters—(
<hi rend="italic">Letters and receipts produced.</hi>—I read these letters and receipts from you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-54" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA PAINTER</persName> </hi>. I shall have been 27 years in Mrs. Dumergue's employment next Sunday—the prisoner is my brother-in-law—I know his writing—this postcard is his writing—all these other postcards are his writing—one is to myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think this large document is your writing, it is not so good as it usually is—the smaller one I do not think is—it is not such a neat hand—you write a neat hand—I have often seen you write—you recovered 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for me, which I lent my brother—I am the maid—Mrs. Dumergue engaged the rooms weekly—she did not leave in your debt; you would not take the money when offered you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-55" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Inpsector X.</hi>) I received the prisoner into custody on this charge on 21st April—I handed him the warrant charging him with publishing the libel—he said, "I thought it referred to another post-card"—he afterwards handed me a paper and account and said, "This is an account that I have written, showing that she owes me money"—I brought him to London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say you thought it referred to a post card you wrote from Boulogne.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I thought that post card referred to a post card I sent her from Boulogne in October. I gave Mr. Davis a book containing my charges, and he has kept it since."</p>
<hi rend="italic">In defence the prisoner said the postcard was not his writing; he also con
<lb/>tended that it was not a libel, as it was a fair translation of the eighth Com
<lb/>mandment. He had been annoyed and ultimately ruined by widows and maidens interfering with him and scandalising him. But he had.</hi> 40
<hi rend="italic">years' character, and had held public appointments at the City of London and other schools, had educated the sons of many public men, including the present Recorder; that he was a great sufferer from chronic gout, and he hoped the Jury would not convict him on a charge brought by an old woman in her dotage, but acquit him, so that he could go down into the Shires and celebrate Her Majesty's Jubilee.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.—</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Months' Imprisonment,</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic"> and to enter into recognizances of.</hi> 50
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<hi rend="italic">to keep the peace for.</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">months.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-617-offence-1 t18870523-name-57"/>Martha Gadd</persName>, with intend to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PARTRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-58" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA GADD</persName> </hi>. I am a widow—I live at 14, Doveton Street, Mile End—on Wednesday, 13th April, I returned from selling some eggs about 3 p.m.—the prisoner is my son—when I first went in he was sitting by the fire—I was trying to get his tea ready—I said "Have you eat that bacon?"—he said "No"—when I turned he took up the chair I was sitting on and dashed it on the ground and ran to the cup-board—I</p>
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<p>went to call the little girl with the errand, and as I stood at the door he fetched a chopper and struck me one blow—the blood ran down my face—I cannot tell you how I felt—I staggered against the table—I screamed out—I was taken to the London Hospital, and was there five weeks—I never had a word with him that day, but he has been in the infirmary three weeks; he never
<hi rend="italic">carried.</hi> on as he has done since he came out a month and three days, and he struck me on the elbow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> I was going to strike her with the hammer, but she got the hammer away from me—that woman ought not to be up there; she has been told what to say; she wanted to poison me years ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Witness.</hi> He gave me drops out of a bottle till I could not do my work after Easter—he is not right in his mind—he has got dust in the yard, wetted it, and covered my windows with it—he would do some
<lb/>thing bad if he could—he has been in this state five years next July since he went to Chingford—I took him to the London Hospital; they said it would be a long case—a gentleman of Euston Square took him to Shoreditch Church—he went to buy drops for his eyes, but he poured it all out when he came home. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's eyes were bandaged.</hi>) I have got nothing but punches for my pains; his conduct has been dreadful—I dare not stop in the place to do my work—he was in the Bethnal Green Infirmary, and he was discharged a month and three days before he struck me—he had water on the brain; he has been worse since he came out of the infirmary—he does no work; I have had to keep him—if he could not get tobacco he would punch me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-59" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET FORDHAM</persName> </hi>. I am ten years of age—I live at 14, Doveton Street, Mile End—one afternoon in April, as the prisoner's mother was coming out of a room he hit her on the head with a chopper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-60" type="given" value="HENRY FREEMAN"/>HENRY FREEMAN KILSON</persName> </hi>. I have attended Martha Gadd—she will get better—there was a compound fracture of the skull.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-61" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi>) On the afternoon of the 13th April the prisoner came to the Bethnal Green Police-station—he said "Mother has fallen down on her head, and they say I have done it"—afterwards I made inquiry—the little girl came to the station—when she had given her statement, and I had told him what the girl had said, he said "She fell down on the fender," and, alluding to the chopper, "I had never used it: there was no one in the room."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of the act, but not being in his right mind.—</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Ordered to be detained until Her Majesty's pleasure be known.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May.</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY HALES</hi> </persName>.
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<interp inst="t18870523-618-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t18870523-618-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>to unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BURRELL</hi>. (40)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-619-offence-1 t18870523-name-64"/>Harriet Burrell</persName>, age over 13 and under 16.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-619-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-619-18870523 t18870523-619-punishment-23"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18870523-620-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-620-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-67" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW BOWRING</persName> </hi>. I am an outfitter, of 12, Fenchurch Street—on 5th May, about 11.30 a.m., I was at the corner of Fenchurch Street and Gracechurch Street, and wearing a chronometer watch, value about 40 gs., attached to a gold chain, which went through my waistcoat buttonhole and into my waistcoat pocket—I was just turning from Gracechurch Street into Fenchurch Street—I had a bag in one hand and an umbrella in the other—some men hustled me, and two men stood in front and one on each side of me, and I saw the prisoner, who was in front, take my watch and twist or cut it off, I cannot say which; it was all done in a moment—I grasped him by the arm, and he passed the watch to his other hand, and then to the man at his side—I made a grab at him, and the prisoner slipped away—I called out instantly "I have lost my watch," and within a quarter of a minute the prisoner was brought back by a policeman—a gentleman came forward, and said "Here is your watch," and said he had picked it up on the kerb—the prisoner was taken to the station and charged—he said "You caught hold of another man first"—I am perfectly sure he is the man who took my watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That is rather a busy corner at that time—I should not like to swear the prisoner is the man, but I have no doubt in my mind—I saw him with the watch in his hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am sure he was one of the two in front of me, and I believe he was the one who took my watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-68" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent, of 135, Richmond Road, Hackney—on Thursday, 5th May, about 11.30 a.m., I was going round this corner about half a yard behind the prosecutor, and felt a commo
<lb/>tion in the crowd—I looked round to see what it was; it was directly in front of me—I saw the prosecutor with four men round him; one was behind, one on each side, and the prisoner was in front—they hustled him, and I saw the prisoner make a direct grab at the prosecutor's waistcoat—the prosecutor seized him, and he doubled over his arm over the gutter where the watch was found—he ran two or three yards, and was seized by a policeman at the corner—he was not out of my sight at all—when he was brought back I said to the policeman "That is the man"—I never saw the watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor was between me and the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-69" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM FIELD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman.</hi> 736). On 5th May, about 11.30, I was about 20 yards from the end of Fenchurch Street, near Gracechurch Street, and saw a scuffle—before I could get there the prisoner slipped away from the prosecutor, and was standing by the lamp-post, and the last witness said "That is the man who has got the watch"—I went and caught hold of the prisoner—he said "Blind me, governor, it wasn't me," and tried to slip away from me—I brought him back to the prosecutor, who said "That is the man"—I took him to the station, where he was charged, and he asked the prosecutor why he caught hold of the other man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was not an unusual crowd there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-620-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.*
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at St. Allans in June.</hi> 1885,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-name-70 t18870523-alias-2"/>Joseph Arnold</rs> </persName>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-620-18870523 t18870523-620-punishment-24"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KATE STONE</hi>. (23)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR ALLEN</hi>. (17)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-621-offence-1 t18870523-name-73"/>Emily Turner</persName>, and stealing therein two shawls and other articles, her property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLEN</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-621-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-74" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY TURNER</persName> </hi>. I live in the front parlour of 51, Richard's Street, Camberwell Road—on the night of 15th April I came home about 12 o'clock, and found my room turned all over, and in a very confused state—the window was wide open—I had left it shut at 8.30 a.m. when I went out to work—I missed all my bedclothes and everything of wearing apparel I had in the room—I missed two sheets and a blanket and other articles—I have not seen them since—I did not see anybody there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-75" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-75" type="given" value="RACHAEL"/>RACHAEL WOOLF</persName> </hi>. On 15th April, about 11 p.m., I was near Mrs. Turner's house, and saw Stone, who I knew by sight, walking up and down outside the premises—she called me
<hi rend="italic">Lizzie.</hi> and said "Your mother is up at the Clive public-house, Camberwell Road, and Mrs. Turner and her sister Grace, as drunk as they can be"—I went there, and they were not there—I came back and saw Stone take a bundle out of Allen's hand, and help him out of the window—she then halloed "Run,
<hi rend="italic">Punch.</hi> here comes a young woman that lives in the house"; that was me—Allen ran to the top of the street without any boots or stockings, and Stone ran through the court with the bundle, and I lost sight of her—on the Monday evening I saw her at the corner of the Grove, and pointed her out to a police sergeant, who arrested her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Stone.</hi> When I went up to the Clive you did not go down the street, you remained at the same place—you did not say "Have you seen my sister and Mrs. Turner together."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-76" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-76" type="surname" value="BRISON"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-76" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE BRISON</persName> </hi>. I was next door to Mrs. Turner's house on 15th April and saw Stone lift Allen out of the window—he said, "Here they are, out of the way," and she said, "Punch, run as hard as you can"—
<hi rend="italic">Punch.</hi> ran up the street and turned the corner, and she ran in the court on the opposite side to where she was standing—I never saw any bundle with her, it was in the dark—she was standing at the door on the other side of the way, and she came over and opened the window and lifted him in, it was not too dark to see that; the shop opposite was shut up—I have seen her before, but not to speak to her—I afterwards saw her at Arbour Square Police-station, but I did not pick her out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-77" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MARRIOTT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H.</hi>) Woolf pointed out Stone to me—I told her I should take her for being concerned with another in breaking into 53, Richard's Street—she said "I was not there at the time"—I said "There are two witnesses who saw you carry a bundle away"—she said "Well, I did go down there to see my sister"—when charged she stated that the landlord of the Mallard Arms could prove she was at his house at the time the burglary was committed—he came to the police-court, but she did not call him; the potman is here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say you was round there at 10.30, and at 11 you were in the Mallard Arms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Stone in her defence stated that she and her sister had occupied a room in the house next door to Mrs. Turner for three years, and that on this night she was waiting for her sister, and finding she did not come she went round to the public-house, and came out again and went home and saw the window open.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-78" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY TURNER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The window was open about an inch when I came home.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STONE</hi>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-621-18870523 t18870523-621-punishment-26"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT BURTON</hi> </persName>.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-622-offence-1 t18870523-name-80"/>Frederick Rudge</persName> with intent to disfigure him.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count.</hi> to do grievous bodily harm.
<hi rend="italic">Third Count.</hi> to resist his lawful apprehension.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-81" type="surname" value="RUDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-81" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK RUDGE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C.</hi>) On 16th February at 5.30 a.m. I was with Sergeant Drew in Courtfield Road, Kensington, and saw the prisoner and two men named Coaffee and McCarthy, who are now under
<lb/>going a term of penal servitude (
<hi rend="italic">seepage.</hi> 13); they left the doorway of No. 4, Ashbourne Place, and crossed to 13, Asbourne Place and remained there a few minutes—we passed by them and watched them—they left No. 13 and came along Ashbourne Place to the top of Courtfield Gardens, where we stopped them—Drew stopped McCarthy, who was carrying a black bag, and asked what they were doing; he said they were going to work; he asked them what the black, bag contained; McCarthy said "Paint and colours"—Drew then took McCarthy in custody; he then spoke to me and I arrested the prisoner—Coaffee said "Have a go for it," and he commenced to struggle violently, and eventually got away—I chased them 15 or 20 yards and caught the prisoner again; Coaffee then turned round, drew something from his coat-pocket and stabbed me in the cheek, and then they both escaped—I next saw the prisoner at Kensington Police-station on 30th April, and picked him out from eight others—when charged he said "I took no part in assaulting him, I don't deny being there"—I was attended by a doctor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Prisoner.</hi> You were with Coaffee when he stabbed me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">There being no proof that the prisoner knew that the other men had weapons, the.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">directed a verdict of.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18870523-622-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner then</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>.*
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<hi rend="italic">to the attempted burglary, and also to a previous conviction of felony at this Court on.</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th January.</hi> 1883, </rs>
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-name-82 t18870523-alias-3"/>John Lovett</rs> </persName>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-622-18870523 t18870523-622-punishment-27"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May.</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-623-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> to stealing a brooch, a pencil case, and other articles, and 29
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-624-offence-1 t18870523-name-86"/>Samuel Butler Mason</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To pay.</hi> 10
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<hi rend="italic">towards the cost of the prosecution, or to be imprisoned in default</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">, and to enter into.</hi> 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">recognisances to be of good behaviour for twelve months.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-88" type="given" value="JOHN ROBERT"/>JOHN ROBERT COGGER</persName> </hi>. I am 13, and live at 7, Avenue Road, New Southgate, with my parents—on May 2nd I was in Belstile Road, about 4 o'clock, with Phipps, when I met the prisoner, who told me to go and fetch him two eggs, and he said he would give me something—he gave</p>
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<p>me a half-crown from his right trousers pocket, to pay for the eggs—he did not say where I was to go—I went to Bradbury's shop and asked Masters for the eggs, and gave him the half-crown—he gave it back to me and told me to take it home—I then went to Heathcot's shop with the half-crown; I asked him for two eggs and gave him the half-crown—he said something to me and came out of the shop with me—I did not see the prisoner then—I had left him about 100 yards from Heathcot's—I met a constable, and went with him and Heathcot and found the prisoner in the Beehive public-house—I told the constable he was the man—this is the coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I came back to the place where I left you; you were not there—Heathcot did not tell me it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-89" type="given" value="HERBERT FRANCIS"/>HERBERT FRANCIS PHIPPS</persName> </hi>. I live at Holmesdale Road, New Southgate—on 2nd May I was with Cogger in Belstile Road—I saw the prisoner speak to Cogger, who then went to Bradbury's—I stood by the prisoner's side during the time Cogger was away, which was about ten minutes—Cogger came out of Bradbury's and went to Mr. Heathcot's, and came out with some one—as soon as the prisoner saw them come out of the shop he went away—he could see what happened at Heathcot's door as well as I—I next saw him, when I was standing outside Heathcot's shop, coming down another road, and he came up Belstile Road again—I afterwards watched Cogger and Heathcot; I met Constable Hall—I followed the prisoner to the Beehive and pointed him out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When you came up Belstile Road again, the boy had gone to look for a policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-90" type="given" value="ARTHUR HENRY"/>ARTHUR HENRY MASTERS</persName> </hi>. I am employed at Mr. Bradbury's shop at New Southgate—on 2nd May Cogger came in for two 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. eggs, and gave me a half-crown—I thought it was bad; handed it to Mr. Bradbury, who bent it between his teeth in my presence, and then gave it to me and told me to give it to him back—I gave it to the boy—this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-91" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN HEATHCOT</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of 4, St. Paul's Terrace, New Southgate—on 2nd May Cogger came in about 4 o'clock, and asked for two 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. eggs, and offered we a half-crown—I found it was bad, it was greasy; I had a conversation with Cogger and came out of the shop with him—I saw Phipps was outside the door—I went in search of the prisoner with Phipps and Cogger, and followed him to the Beehive—I met Hall and spoke to him, and afterwards pointed out the prisoner to him in the Beehive—Cogger came up and said to Hall "That is the man"—I gave the coin to the Constable, and it was marked—this is it—the prisoner was taken in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not come with the boy to where he had left you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HALL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi> 289
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) On 2nd May I was on duty at New Southgate, and in Palmer's Green Road, about 4.15 p.m., Mr. Heathcot drew my attention to the prisoner, who was going into the Beehive; I followed him in, and charged him with uttering bad money—he said "It is a mistake, you have got the wrong man"—Cogger said "He is the man"—the prisoner hearing that said "It is a mistake, you have got the wrong man"—I searched him, and found on him a sovereign, two florins, eight shillings, 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., all good, in different pockets—I took him to the police-station, where he was charged, and said "It is a mistake, and you have got the wrong man," and he gave his</p>
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<p>address 46, Newington Green Road—that is correct—Mr. Heathcot gave me this half-crown—I searched the prisoner's lodgings, but found no bad money there; he had money in his trousers and waistcoat pockets.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-93" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JORDAN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi>) I was at Southgate police-station on 3rd May in the morning, and the prisoner, who was there in custody, told me he wished to see the Inspector on duty; in consequence of that I went to him—he asked to be allowed to make a statement—I told him whatever he said would be taken down in writing, and might be used in evidence against him—he then made this statement, I took it down at the time, and he signed it—this is it: "I, William Williams, wish to make a statement to the following effect—on 20th April, 1887, I went to Epsom to see the City and Suburban run for, and backed Merry Duchess to win me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 4 to 1 chance, which I won. After the absence of two or three days I discovered I had a counterfeit half-crown. Some time ago I went into a shop to change it at Highbury; I was told it was bad, I kept it for several days, till I got to Southgate, when I gave it to a boy to change, knowing it was bad"—I read it to him and asked him if he wished to correct or withdraw anything, and he signed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said at Edmonton Police-court that you meant un
<lb/>knowingly, instead of knowingly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a counterfeit half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate said that he gave that coin to the boy unintentionally, and that he had kept it became he hardly thought it was bad, as it looked so well: and in his defence he said that he asked the boy to buy the eggs because he was a stranger and did not know a shop, and that he gave the boy the half-crown by mistake.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-626-offence-1 t18870523-name-97"/>William Mellon</persName>, and stealing from him a chain and a seal, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MELLON</persName> </hi>. I am a billiard-room proprietor at King's Cross—on Saturday, 14th May, I was in Little Queen Street about five minutes before 12, going to catch a '
<hi rend="italic">bus.</hi> for King's Cross, when three men rushed against me at the corner, and Harvey tore my chain and seal away in a violent manner, so that it broke off, leaving my watch in my pocket, and Morris knocked me down—I called out "Police!" and the prisoners were caught a few minutes afterwards and brought back and identified, and charged at the station—my chain was worth only a few shillings, the seal was worth 32
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 33
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Morris.</hi> I had not been drinking—you stopped me at the corner of Queen Street—I accused Harvey at the station of robbing me of my chain—Harvey admitted at the station that he had taken the chain and the seal, and that his friend was innocent, and that I had charged the wrong man—I charged him on Monday morning at the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harvey.</hi> I was quite sober—I was knocked down—three men met me, but you got hold of my chain and snatched it and tore all the buttons off my waistcoat—I am quite sure of you—you were taken by the police directly, and when they brought you back I said you were the man—you admitted at the station having taken the chain, and said Morris was innocent.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was not much hurt, only by the fall—I was dusty.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-99" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E.</hi> 383). I was in Parker Street, and saw Morris running up towards Drury Lane from Little Queen Street—I heard cries of "Stop thief!"—he knocked a lady down as he ran—I took him and brought him back to the corner of Little Queen Street, where the prosecutor identified him—I asked him what he was running away for, he said because some one had hit him on the head.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Morris.</hi> You walked back quietly with me to the corner of Queen Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-100" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER YOUNG</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E.</hi> 201). I was in Parker Street on this night, and about five minutes to 12 o'clock I heard cries of stop thief and police, and saw three men running towards me, two of whom are the prisoners—I attempted to stop Morris, he got away—knowing Williams was farther down the street I called for him to stop him—I turned round and saw the other two men turn back when they saw me waiting for them—I gave chase and caught Harvey in Parker Street, running from Little Queen Street into Drury Lane—the prosecutor said Harvey was one of the men and he would give him in custody for robbing him—I took Harvey to the station; he struggled in Great Queen Street to get away and said he would have a go for it—in the dock at the station, while they were being charged, Harvey said he was guilty but the other man was not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harvey.</hi> I was 30 yards down the street; you came 20 yards and went back again—You were about five yards from the top when I caught you—you did not come out of a watering-place when I came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "The prosecutor was not hurt in the least."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Harvey's Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-101" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD COOPER</persName> </hi>. My husband is a labourer, of 21, Drury Lane—I was drinking with you and Morris and two young women on Saturday night in Wilson's public-house in Parker Street—I wished you good night after 12 o'clock, I could not say the time, at the corner of Parker Street, and saw no more of you—I was with you at 10 minutes past 12—you went into a watering-place at the corner after 12 o'clock, and when you came out we wished you good night and you left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We had been drinking together all day in that and other public-houses—we left the house when it closed at 12 o'clock—we all left together but we did not separate for twenty minutes or a quarter of an hour.—I saw Harvey go into a watering-place, and waited for him and walked with him after that, and then we separated at the corner of Parker Street—I know nothing about the robbery—I suppose it was about 60 yards off where we were.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-102" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I was in Parker Street at 11, 55, when I saw Morris running from Little Queen Street, and it was about 12 o'clock when I took him—the prisoners were taken to the station six yards apart, and I saw Harvey at the station at 12.10—the police-station is five minutes walk off.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-103" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER YOUNG</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I got the prisoners to the station I should think at 12.10; the prosecutor was not the worse for drink; Harvey was slightly so I think.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Morris in his defence said that he knew nothing of the robbery, but owned he</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">ran away. Harvey said that when he admitted having done something at the station he did not know what the charge was.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MORRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">then.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.*
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in October.</hi> 1881,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-626-18870523 t18870523-626-punishment-32"/>Two Years' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<lb/>ton—on 7th March between 9 and 9.15 I was in Market Street—I had just taken my money and been to a tailor's and got a new waistcoat, for which I gave 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I had about 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my coat pocket—I went through a narrow avenue to the slaughter-houses—the three prisoners met me, and Hall said "Have you seen anybody running up here with a parcel?"—I said "No"—he immediately worked round me and made a snatch at my parcel, which was under my arm, and Wickenden struck me on my mouth—I reeled and went down as the others were pulling at the parcel under my arm, and Hall and Coleman came behind me and gave me a kick in my back and I was disabled, and as soon as I recovered myself I got up and went to a public-house, but saw nothing of them till the next day—I gave information to the police; they were arrested, and I picked them each out from six or seven persons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hall.</hi> I am positive it was you; you wore the same clothes as now, and you pulled the parcel from under my right arm—you made a plunge at my parcel before Wickenden struck me, and after that you went on struggling for the parcel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wickenden.</hi> I did not look at your clothes but at your features, and I had time while you were questioning me to take stock of you all three—there are five lamps in the avenue, but this was a lonely place—a woman came up and said "You have got one right man and two wrong ones"—I said "I was told Wickenden was concerned in it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Coleman.</hi> I was not in a public-house drinking on the Saturday, and I did not say to you "Hold this waistcoat"—you and I did not go into the middle of the room and start fighting—I was not drunk—I feel the kick in my back now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-109" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BYE</persName> </hi>. I live at 216, York Road, Islington, and know Coleman by sight only—about 10.30, on 10th May, he came up to me and said "Will you buy a waistcoat?" I said "Yes," and gave him a crown for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">JOHN DEDMOTE.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y.</hi> 210). On 10th May I received a descrip
<lb/>tion of Wickenden and Coleman, and took Wickenden the same evening in Caledonian Road—I told him the charge; he said "I know nothing about it"—I took Coleman the next day at 3 p.m., and told him the charge; he said that he knew nothing at all about it—they were placed with other men at the station separately, and the prosecutor identified them—I have seen the three prisoners in company.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-110" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STANFORD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y.</hi> 118). On 10th May I took Hall in York Road, about 10.45 a.m. and said that it was for robbing a man of a parcel on May 7th—he said "You have made a mistake, I know noth
<lb/>ing about it"—he was placed with six more at the station, and Stacey at once identified him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hall.</hi> I did not place you with six others who</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Wickenden.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-111" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. My husband is a clerk—we lived at 17, Frederick Street, Caledonian Road, when this occurred—we now live at No. 16—on May 7 Wickenden came to our house about 4.30—I asked him upstairs into my room—he was the worse for drink, and I advised him to lie down, which he did, and while he was lying down a quarrel arose between a lodger and her husband, who was kicking her—I asked Wickenden to go down, and then she did so, and I asked them to come up into my room, which they did, the prisoner and the husband and wife, and they stayed there till half-past nine, when they went to the Montague Arms, Ben well Road, and stayed there till 11.30, when the prisoner and I came out and went to the Prince of Wales, St. James' Road, and stayed there till 12 o'clock—I was with the prisoner from 4.30 till 12 o'clock; he never left my company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am Wickenden's cousin—I have only been charged twice in my life with being drunk—I was not drunk on this evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The two lodgers left at 10.30—they are here—I was there all the time he was lying there drunk—I was cleaning my room but not for five hours, from 4.30 till 9.80—I went in and out to get a few things in—I was out about an hour—I went to my mother between six and seven, and he laid there till I came back—I only went out once, and I know the time because I noticed my clock, which was 9.30 when I left the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-112" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN TALBOT</persName> </hi>. My husband is a farrier, of 7, Birkbeck Lane—on May 2nd Wickenden came down from his cousin's room, knocked at our door, and a quarrel arose between him and my husband, and my husband and I went up into his cousin's room, and remained there till 9.30, when we went to the Montague Arms and remained there till 10.30, when me and my husband went home—I do not know where Wickenden went afterwards, but from 4.30 to 9.30 he was at the house and never left it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I can say that because he went up at seven and laid on the bed asleep—I was not in the room, but I believe he was still there because he never went out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am living with my husband and always have been—we were parted three years ago, but I have never lived with Wickenden—he is no relation of mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Coleman's Defence.</hi> On 7th May the prosecutor asked me to go and have a glass of ale with him at the Lamb. He quarrelled with a horse keeper there, and they went outside and had a fight, and the prosecutor asked me to hold his bundle with a waistcoat in it; he ran after the other man, and left me with the bundle. I stopped there as much as half-an-hour, and he did not come back, and I kept the bundle and sold it. As to kick
<lb/>ing and assaulting him it is the biggest lie out, he was as drunk as could be, and these two prisoners were not there at all.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Hall and Coleman then.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions at Clerkenwell, Hall in September.</hi> 1885,
<hi rend="italic">and Coleman** in December.</hi> 1884.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HALL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COLEMAN</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-627-18870523 t18870523-627-punishment-33"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WICKENDEN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DILL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May.</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-629-offence-1 t18870523-name-116"/>James Henry Barker</persName> with intent to murder him.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count.</hi> to disable him.
<hi rend="italic">Third Count.</hi> to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. FULTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARSHALL HALL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-117" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY BARKER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) On 30th March I was a constable of the S division—during the night of 29th March I was on duty in Woodside, Grange Road, outside Dr. Turle's premises, Woodside Grange, which is a large house with extensive grounds—there is a lodge and gate in Woodside, Grange Road, and a drive which passes in front of the house and leads to Woodside Lane, where there is another gate—about 12.30 a.m. I noticed a light on the south side of the house, nearest the road, as of someone lighting a pipe, it appeared to be at the house; I watched and saw a second light of a similar kind—I then entered the lodge-gate and placed my back against the pillar and watched the spot where I saw the lights, and then saw a third light, which lasted half-a-minute—I crossed the lawn, keeping on the grass; when within 20 yards of the house my leg got entangled in something which threw me down; I sprang to my feet and heard two men running from the place where I had seen the lights; they ran from me in the direction of Woodside Lane—I blew my whistle and followed along the drive, and on getting into Woodside Lane I saw two men, dimly, making their way towards the railway bridge to my left; they were about 35 or 40 yards from me—I threw off my cape and continued the chase—I had a stick but it slipped out of my hand when I was undoing my cape and I did not stop to pick it up—when three or four yards from the bridge they parted from each other, and the nearest one faced me; I closed with him and we both fell, he being undermost—I endeavoured to draw my truncheon, which had worked to the middle of my back in running, and whilst doing so the one in front turned round and dealt me two blows—I saw that man while drawing my truncheon; I saw his back before he struck me, and then I saw him turn round—one blow struck my helmet and knocked it off, and another struck my forehead—I cannot say with what I was struck; it was some heavy instrument, I did not see it at all—the blow on my forehead cut and bruised it, and caused blood to flow—at the same moment I was turned on my back and they both escaped—I saw the one I had struggled with getting over the rails near the parapet of the bridge; he had no hat on; I did not see what became of him—I was without my helmet—I recovered my feet, drew my truncheon, and followed him down the railway line as I could hear him there; I think he must have stumbled on the rails as I could hear him distinctly; I again overtook him; I am quite sure he was the same man; he turned round and faced me, and said "You b—, I will kill you this time"; I struck him a heavy blow on his head with my truncheon, which cut his head open and made the blood Row—we struggled together and both fell on to the metals—when he was underneath</p>
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<p>he screamed out "Smash his b—head,
<hi rend="italic">Joe.</hi>" or something of that, it sounded like
<hi rend="italic">Joe.</hi> and in the same breath he cried "I will give in"—I was about to pull him off the metals when I received a blow on the back of my head and another on the small of my back, I don't know what with—I then relaxed my hold and staggered forward, and remembered no more until I was found; I was knocked insensible—it was the other man who struck me, not the man I was struggling with—when I became conscious I found Dr. Turle leaning over me; my right foot was off, and I was otherwise injured, but I didn't know to what extent—I was taken to Dr. Turle's house and attended to, and then I was sent to the Royal Free Hospital—the man who struck me wore cord trousers and a dark coat; he had a hat too large for him, which seemed to come all over his head; he had no whiskers, but wore a moustache—I gave a description to Inspector Bannister 24 hours afterwards—I could see the men by the starlight and the light from the signal-post, which reflects slightly from the bridge—my foot underwent amputation at the hospital, and I remained there five weeks—on 12th April, six or seven men were brought to my bedside, and amongst them I saw the prisoner, I said on looking at him that he was exactly like the second man who had assaulted me, but I would not swear positively to him—he had a moustache—it might have been a minute or two after he had been brought there that I said that, because I could not see him at first on account of the cradle in the front of the bed, and he was at the foot; I rose myself up, and as soon as I saw him, I said" That is exactly like the man who assaulted me, but I will not swear positively to him"; he made no remark to me whatever, although he distinctly heard what I said—my opinion now is, looking at the man, that he is exactly like the man who assaulted me, but his whiskers have grown now, he only had a moustache then—I was first examined on 2nd May—I am still of opinion that he is like the man who assaulted me; that is as far as I go.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I saw him at my bedside there was the absence of whiskers, and there was the absence of whiskers in the man who attacked me—I described the night as starlight, with intervals of clouds; it was rather calm, there was no moon—I had not seen either of these persons before, to my knowledge—I didn't see the second man on the second attack; I could we him before I closed with the other—I saw him twice, once with his back to me when they were running away, and once when I saw him with his arm upraised to deliver the blow, when I was kneeling on the other one; I knew he was close, and I looked up to see what would be the result—the blow followed immediately, and the blood rushed into my left eye—I am informed that I was lying on the rails an hour and a quarter before I was found, and I was at Dr. Turle two hours—he did not have any conversation with me, he only kept asking me if I was better—I believe I had a conversation at the hospital with Dr. Turle before the prisoner was apprehended, it was about the man who had committed the outrage; I said to him I should not like to swear on oath to the second man, but I was quite certain of the first; I said I could pick him out, but there was a possibility that in the darkness of the night, and in the struggling, I might make a mistake at to the other—I feel certain in my mind that the prisoner is the man, but I would not swear to him on oath.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman S.</hi> 448). On Wednesday, 30th March, about 1.30 a in., I was on duty in Woodside Lane, near the railway bridge,</p>
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<p>and heard a moaning coming from the direction of the line—I went in that direction, and in the road I found a constable's cape and stick, and a little further on, on the bridge, I found this felt hat (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>) and a constable's helmet—I should describe this as a felt hat which has been a hard one once—I found it at the commencement of the bridge, and the constable's helmet within a foot from it—I then got over the fence at the side of the railway bridge and down the embank
<lb/>ment on to the line—I knew Barker was on duty that night, and I called after him, and he answered—I found his foot first, and then I found him lying at the side of the line on his back, bleeding from his face, with his helmet gone—the truncheon was by his side, and this iron
<hi rend="italic">jemmy.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>) was lying under him—his foot was six or seven yards away—I got assistance, and he was taken to Dr. Turle's, and afterwards to the hospital—it was a dark night—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>) is a rough sketch of the railway bridge and the rails and signal light.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When we conveyed Barker to Dr. Turle's house we pulled the hood over the ambulance to protect him from the cold, and two of us carried it, and at 5 o'clock we conveyed him in the ambulance to Woodside Park Station, and up to London to the Royal Free Hospital—his clothes were sent back in the ambulance about 11 o'clock in the day, and deposited in the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-119" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TURLE</persName> </hi>. M.D. I live at Woodside Grange—I was called up on 30th March, and went to the railway and saw Barker there—he was in a state of callapse and pulseless, and unable to speak—as soon as it got daylight I went down to the line, and found this scarf (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>) in the six-foot way, close to the place where the struggle had been.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a very dark night, and I had great difficulty in getting down the embankment without the policeman's light.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-120" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BISSETT</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Police at Whetstone—on 30th March, a little after 2 a.m., I examined Dr. Turle's premises, and found the glass of the drawing-room window near the fastening was smeared outside with red paint—I found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>) and this tin box containing a piece of candle, and this brown paper smeared with the same substance as was on the window, and this box of matches and some files and some spent matches.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-121" type="given" value="JENNET"/>JENNET SCRIVENER</persName> </hi>. I am single—I was 17 last November—I am now living at the St. Pancras Infirmary—in March last I was living with the prisoner as his wife—we used to sleep in Mr. Cook's shed, near the Green Man—it is also near Finchley Cemetery—I had been sleeping with him in that shed in March for a fortnight—I had not lived with him anywhere before that—his name is Jesse John Cox; I used to call him Jesse—I saw him on Tuesday afternoon, the 29th, in the Green Man, between 3.30 and five—there were other people with him in the bar, and I thought I saw Jockey Smith there, the son of the landlord of the Green Man—I tapped at the window to get the prisoner to come out, and he beckoned for me to go away—I waited there about an hour, and then I went up to Highgate—I didn't like to go in—I did not return to the shed that night—I walked about Highgate all night, and got back to Finchley about nine o'clock next morning—I didn't go to sleep at all; I spoke to a good many people—I stayed out all night because I wanted to speak to him, and he would not come out, and I went away in a temper—he was dressed on that night in a pair of corduroy trousers and rather a dark coat, and a hard black felt hat, only it had been knocked about and got</p>
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<p>soft—he had a moustache but no whiskers or beard—I saw him at nine o'clock on Wednesday morning, he said he had just come from doing some work—I found him on the Green, between the Green Man and the cemetery gates, just opposite the shed—he was then dressed as I have mentioned—he left me then, and told me he was going to cut some more turf, that he would not be long, and told me to wait, and he came to his dinner about one o'clock—during that time I walked about Finchley and went to East End—he was dressed in the same clothes—the first change I saw in his hat was on Thursday afternoon, I swear that—we slept in the same old shed on Wednesday night—on the Thursday afternoon I saw him with a new brown hard felt hat and a plaid red and black scarf—he had a white scarf on the Tuesday—he was between the Green Man and the cemetery when I saw him with the new hat and scarf, and he said that he had bought them then up Finch
<lb/>ley—I don't know what became of the old hat—we went back to the shed on Thursday; I did not see anything of the old hat there—on the Friday night we slept at another shed, not far away; I think it was one of Mr. Cook's sheds—another man named Tom Edis and a woman named Alice also slept in that shed on that night—I never saw Edis before that Friday night—he slept at the same shed with us because Jesse and he said they were going away from Finchley on Saturday morning, and we did go away from this shed on Saturday morning—the prisoner did not say where or why he was going—Alice and I started at 6 o'clock in the morning as she was going to take me into her house to put on another dress—I don't know the name of the place we went to, we went over Highgate Archway to it; Alice lodged in the area there; there were a lot of people lodging there—I could point it out; I have not mentioned before that I went with Alice to that place—I have not been asked the question before—I had only known Alice on the Friday; she was a young woman, but I was told she was married and had two children—I changed my skirt and then we went to Holloway station and met the prisoner and Edis there by arrangement; I think it was just before 10 o'clock; the prisoner was still wearing the new hat and scarf—we all four then went on our way to Croydon, but we didn't know till we got there that we were going there—we walked all the way to Croydon—the prisoner wore his hat and scarf a little way, and then Edis's took it off and put it on his head and said he looked better in it, and the prisoner put Edis's hat on his head, and they kept it so till we came away from Croydon—that was when we were walking along the road—Edis's cap was a black one with a peak and flaps on each side, and the prisoner wore that until we came away from Croydon, and Edis wore Jesse's cap—the prisoner did not do any work at Croydon—the day before we came away they changed again, and Tom gave the prisoner a cap of his own shape, and then the prisoner went out and sold his hat and waistcoat and scarf—it was a laded green cap he gave him—I didn't notice whether the prisoner continued to wear the scarf when they changed hats—I don't know where he sold them; all I know is he came back without the new hat and scarf and waistcoat, and wearing the other cap—I came away with the prisoner from there on Saturday morning, leaving Edis and Alice there—I don't know what Edis was, but he was at work digging when we came away—I didn't notice any bruise or mark or cut upon him—the prisoner said he was going to take me back to Finchley—he</p>
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<p>brought me up to Euston Road and left me there, asking me to wait, saying he would come back; I waited from 2 till 4, and he did not come back, and I then walked to Finchley—the police had not spoken to me at Croydon—on the Saturday night I stopped in a shed at the back of the White Lion, and on the Sunday, I think it was, I went to the infirmary—the police then came to me there for the first time—I don't know his name, I have seen him here to-day; he spoke to me, and I told him about this matter, and that is how they got the information about Croydon—the prisoner had not more than one coat that I know of—I know Dr. Turle's house; one day before I went to live with the prisoner I was walking round there with him and he said he had a cousin living there as a servant—when he was at Croydon I asked him what had become of his old hat, and he said he had thrown it away, he didn't say where—his old hat was something like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>), but I don't think this is it, I think it was a little higher in the crown—it was the same sort of hat as this.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was cutting turf on the Wednesday morning when I saw him, and he had been cutting turf on the same piece of ground for days before, with a man named Dodd—he asked me then where I had been during the night, and I asked him where he had been, and he said "The same old place"; and he said he had whistled for me and did not know what had become of me—he was wearing the same hut then that I had seen him wearing before—I don't remember his saying on the Satur
<lb/>day when he went off to Croydon that no more work was to be gut at Finchley—I heard Edis say at the Five Bells, at Finchley, that he was going to Croydon to try and get work, and he did get work—when we got to Croydon Jesse and Edis both went out together—I didn't hear them apply for work, I don't know in fact that Edis did get work; he brought back some money with him, and the prisoner came back and said he could not get any work—he had no money left at the and of the week, and then he had to sell his hat and scarf and waistcoat, and he came back with some money and paid for the lodging—we were at a common lodging-house—I didn't see him with any money—we walked back to London—on the occasion that we went round by Dr. Turle's house that was by my own wish, as I did not want to pass in front of my mother's house—T had been with a girl before I lived with the prisoner—when we were walking along the road home the prisoner wanted me to return to my mother's, and I said I didn't want to go home—Edis was a fair man, with no whiskers—I don't know whether he had a moustache, he had no beard—the prisoner continued to wear the new hat all through Finchley—it was not until we got near Croydon that Edis took the prisoner's hat off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I am sure that on Wednesday night the prisoner was wearing the same hat he had worn on Tuesday, not the new hut—I can read; this produced is my handwriting. (
<hi rend="italic">The deposition stated: "I saw him again on Wednesday night about.</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">o'clock, he was not at work; he was wearing then not the same hat he wore on Tuesday.</hi>) When I said that, I meant Thursday all the time—we did not quarrel upon the Wednesday morning that I can remember—I did not see anyone I knew on Tuesday night, only when I was coming home I saw a man named Cook, who lives somewhere at East End, and I spoke to him—the prisoner generally wore a white scarf; he had no other that I know of.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-122" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST SPENCER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Adamson, a hatter, of the</p>
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<p>Parade, North Finchley—on Wednesday, 30th March, about a quarter to one, a man came into the shop and bought a hard felt mouse-coloured hat, price 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and also a muffler, price 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the colour was black ground with red stripes—when he came in he was wearing a black hat, which had been battered about rather, and I asked him if I should put it in a bag for him—he said "No," he would put it in his pocket—I could not swear to the man, the prisoner is something after the same build—I don't think this hat (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>) is like the one the man was wear
<lb/>ing when he bought the new one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not say whether he was wearing a scarf.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-123" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am an ostler, and son of Edward Smith, the landlord of the Green Man at Finchley—on Tuesday evening, 29th March, I was in my father's public-house—the prisoner was there, and left about 10 minutes to 11 with James Ashby; he was then wearing a lightish coat and a pair of light cord trousers and a very old hard felt hat—this (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced.</hi>) is not the hat—I saw him again on Wednesday, the following day, about half-past one or two—he was then wearing a new lightish brown hard felt hat and a black and red scarf—I saw him again between seven and eight, and he was wearing the same sort of hat and the same scarf—he left about 10 minutes to 11.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been working with the prisoner and a man named Dodd, cutting turf in the neighbourhood—Dodd employed us both at a wage—the job ended on Thursday, the last day of March, and there was no more work to be got—I was not at work with him on Wed
<lb/>nesday or Thursday, but I worked with him (prisoner) on the Tuesday—on Wednesday evening, about 10 o'clock, there was some racing in the road between myself and some other man—I cannot say if the prisoner held one end of the handkerchief—the coat the prisoner is wearing now is the one he had on then, the one he always wore—I am ostler to my father, and I do odd jobs when there is no work at home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not serve in the public-house at all—I cannot re
<lb/>member whether I was in the public-house on Tuesday afternoon, I might have been—the prisoner was in and out of the house all day long—he didn't go away from the house all day on Tuesday, he was out at work, and after he had finished cutting so much he came in and then went out again—Ashby is a mason living at Finchley; he was there in the early part, he generally came in about eight—I do not know Ed is—the prisoner on Tuesday night was in the company of myself, my brother, and Ashby—Ashby left at nine o'clock or soon after—I know the girl that used to go about with the prisoner, she was at our house once, and my father told her to go out—I do not know a girl named Alice—the prisoner's old hat was perched up at one side and rather narrow at the top and pulled down—it had had a lot of wear, it was not broken, it was very soft, it been a hard hat, I never had it in my hand—he generally used to wear a white choker round his neck, no other colour that I re
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-124" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of the Green Man—the prisoner frequented my house—on Tuesday, 29th March, in the evening, I saw him there—I was at home all day, but the principal part of the day I was in the garden—I was attending to the bar in the evening when the prisoner was there—I knew this girl was outside, and I saw the prisoner make a motion with his arm, and I went outside to see who was there—that</p>
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<p>was between eight and nine or nine and ten—the girl was standing looking in at the window with her arms folded on the window sill—I don't know what became of her—I didn't observe the prisoner go out then, but he was not in the house when we closed up—we never allowed the woman in the house—I did not notice particularly the pri
<lb/>soner's hat on that night; he generally wore a hard felt hat, very much battered about—I saw him first with a new hat on Wednesday afternoon, I am quite sure about that—I noticed also he had on a new scarf, but I didn't notice what colour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He used the house frequently with Scrivener, and I told her to go out because I knew she had left her place and was knock
<lb/>ing about the place—I did not consider her a proper person to use a public-house, and I believe I told him he was not to bring her in there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-125" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ASHBY</persName> </hi>. I am a mason, living at Finchley—on Tuesday night, 29th March, I was in the Green Man and left about 11—the prisoner came out after me, and we walked up the road together, and about 200 yards up the hill Livermore overtook us—the prisoner said "Good night" opposite Cook's farm and went away—that is near about 200 or 300 yards from the Grown Man—I went about 100 yards further with liver-more and then went home—I first noticed the prisoner with a new hat on the Wednesday about half-past one; he had a new scarf also.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know Cook's farm, the sheds are in the opposite direction to Dr. Turle's house—when the prisoner left me he went across the road in the direction of the shed—I did not hear him whistle—I was present outside the Green Man next day when there was a race between Harry Smith and someone else—I held one end of the handkerchief, I don't know if the prisoner held the other end—I dare say he did, that was about 10 or half-past when the carriers came up there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) I am stationed at High Barnet—on 16th April I made a search in the sand-pits near the cemetery gates at Finchley, and found this hat (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>)—the pits are about 10 yards from the shed where the prisoner and the girl used to sleep.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-127" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BANNISTER</persName> </hi>. I am an Inspector in the Criminal Investigation Department—about 8 p.m. on the evening of 11th April I went to a common lodging-house in Croydon—I had previously seen Scrivener at the infirmary, and she made a statement to me. in consequence of which I went to Croydon—I found the prisoner in the passage of the house, and said "We are police officers; you are Jesse Cox, I believe?—he said "No I
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Edis was seen by Barker, but he made no reference to him; he was one of the seven, the others were out-patients of the hospital—I cannot say whether all of them had got moustaches; I know some had—I chose them as much like the prisoner as I could—Edis does not answer to the description of the other man in any way—he was placed with the other men as satisfaction to himself as much as any
<lb/>thing else—the police in the country have a warrant out against the prisoner at this moment for poaching and violently assaulting a game
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) I made the plan produced—it is a mile 1,251 yards from Dr. Turle's house to the sheds, and 221 yards from the Green Man to the sheds—I also made the rough plan of this railway; the distance from the signal light to the bridge is 60 yards, and the light is 10 feet above the level of the bridge—the signal is 30 feet above the level of the rails.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for
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<hi rend="italic">The Grand Jury made a presentment greatly commending the conduct of the constable Barker.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE HAWKINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">also expressed a high opinion of his conduct, and awarded him a sum of.</hi> 25
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May.</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I met Povey in the Red Lion at 11 o'clock, not earlier—we came out before 12—there was a lamp at the corner—the prisoner was not taken on the spot—t saw the prisoner pick up the keys in the road, and said "Those are my friend's keys"</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not give them to Povey, but I showed them to him—there were a good many prostitutes about in groups—the prisoner did not say "The prostitutes have got the watch,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">The libel charged the prosecutor with seducing a girl of.</hi> 14,
<hi rend="italic">who afterwards became the prisoner's wife, and the.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances in.</hi> 20
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<hi rend="italic">and.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">considered that although the prisoner's statement might be more or less incorrect, it fell very far short of perjury; upon which.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May.</hi> 26
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-636-offence-1 t18870523-name-145"/> Henry Schirmer</persName> and stealing a dress-skirt and a cigar-case, after a conviction of felony in August, 1872, in the name of
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi> 351
<hi rend="italic">J.</hi>) At 4 o'clock on 20th April I was on duty in Englefield Road, and noticed a light burning in the prose
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You went across the back garden and over the wall into Ockenden Road.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi> 34
<hi rend="italic">JR.</hi>) At 4 a.m. on 20th I heard a whistle, and then was spoken to by the other constable, and I went round to Ockenden Road. which runs parallel with Englefield Road—the back gardens of the houses in Englefield Road and Ockenden Road adjoin; both roads run out of the Essex Road—after waiting in the Ockenden Road about ten minutes, I saw the prisoner come from between the houses which backed the house in Englefield Road, and cross the road—the houses are semi-detached—he came towards where I was standing—I went towards him and he re-crossed the road—I stopped him and said "What were you doing in the backs?"—he said "You have made a mistake; what do you mean about the backs?"—I noticed his hands were black, as if by climbing walls—the walls dividing the gardens between Englefield and Ockenden Roads are about 5 feet high—I took him into custody—on the way to the station I said the other constable that accompanied me "I hope they will look out and get the other one"—the prisoner said "You ought to be satisfied with one out of two; half a loaf is better than none; I expect you will be too late for the other one; he will be gone"—I took him to the station, where I found on him a box of matches, a tobacco pouch and pipe, a small key, and a knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I stopped you about 150 yards from the prosecutor's house, towards the Southgate Road, at the upper part of the Ockenden Road, near the Essex Road—Ockenden and Englefield Roads are some length—you could come between the houses—there was a policeman at the other end of the road.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) There are about three inches between each lath of the Venetian blinds—I was standing on the steps of the front door leaning over—the window was 10 feet from the ground, and the steps are at the side.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The venetian blind had been newly done up and did not act properly, and I have since that noticed when I pull them down that I can look through myself—the glass of the front door is partly frosted and partly plain—you can see through.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-637-18870523 t18870523-637-punishment-40"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude. The Court commended the conduct of Lovell and Russell</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant.</hi>) On Monday morning, 2nd May, with Detective Davidson, I was called to Mr. Bennett's premises, 50, Ludgate Hill—No. 70 in the Old Bailey joins No. 50 at the back, and there is a party wall between the two—I entered No. 70; there is a street door and an inner door at the foot of the staircase, and on the left</p>
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<lb/>mises, 52, Ludgate Hill, a provision shop—on the ground floor there I found a safe had been forced and several desks and doors also—I made a further examination of the top of Mr. Bennett's premises and I found this bar or chisel, and a file, which was afterwards identified as Mr. Bennett's—it had been used in order to make the hole through the brick wall larger—there are marks on it—the thieves appeared to have gone through the hole and back again into No. 70, and let themselves out by the street door there, which fastens on a spring lock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-158" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) I was with Hunt and accompanied him through the premises—I have been in Court—what he has said is correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-159" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I trade as Bennett Brothers at 50, Ludgate Hill, glass, china, and fancy goods dealers—on Saturday, 30th April, I was there till about 3 o'clock, and I locked the safe in my office on the first floor, off which the top was found forced—the premises were open till 8 o'clock—I did not lock the safe on the ground floor, my son was there till 8 o'clock—I cannot speak to the safe in the basement—there was no hole between my house and No. 70 on the Saturday night—the safes were small, one was Tann's and one Hobbs'; the metal was an inch thick and cut through with a cold chisel—on Monday I arrived about 9 o'clock and found the place in the possession of the police—I found one safe had been taken out of position in the office—I missed 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which was in the lower safe on Saturday, and 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the till in the front shop—there were a number of articles in trays in glass cases in the shop, and two of the trays had been emptied of all their contents—I identify these as some of the articles, the bulk of them I can swear to—the articles mentioned in the indictment are mine—other articles were missed which are not here—about 16 years ago my premises were in the same occupation as No. 70, Samuel Brothers—they now occupy the workshop in the Old Bailey where the thieves entered, but the old communication between that and No. 50 was bricked up—the thieves got on the roof and then through the wall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I also missed a good many other articles besides these which have been recovered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The marked value of articles I lost is something like 40
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-160" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HUDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Hudson Brothers, provision merchants, 52, Ludgate Hill—on Saturday, 30th April, I was at my premises at 9 p.m.—I locked the premises up; I saw the safe locked up—it was an ordinary safe with no name on it—there was no hole in the wall between our premises and Mr. Bennett's when I left—the safe was on the first floor—on Monday morning I got there about 20 minutes to 8; I found the place in disorder, the safe had been broken</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money out of the sate and two 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. debenture stocks in the Salisbury Club—both safes were all right on the Saturday, and both had been broken open—I saw the hole in the wall on Monday; it was large enough for a man to go through.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G.</hi>) About half-past 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 4th May, I was with Sewell in President Street, Goswell Road, and I saw the prisoner coming along, with this box under his arm—we followed him up President Street—he went into a public-house at the corner of President Street and Goswell Road—he stayed there a short time and then went up Goswell Road and down Rawston Street, still with the box under his arm, into Buxton Street—he was about to enter 16, Buxton Street, when I stopped him and said "What have you got in that box?"—he said "Who are you?"—we were in plain clothes—I said "We are police officers, and I want you to satisfy me as to what is in that box; if not I shall take you to the station"—he said "I cannot show you here, I will go to the station"—I took him to the station—when there I said "What is in the box?"—he said "I don't know"—I said "who gave you the box?"—he said "A man gave it to me to carry, I decline to say who that man is"—the box was opened in our presence and the prisoner's—these articles were in the box, Mr. Bennett has spoken to them—I was present before the Magistrate when Sewell was examined—he gave his evidence, and it was taken down by the clerk on the depositions—the prisoner had the opportunity of cross-examining him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was carrying the box quite openly under his arm—he had an overcoat on I believe—the box was fastened down and had to be opened with a chisel—he stopped in the public-house some time with the box under his arm—he said he did not know what was in it I did not ask what the name of the man was who he said had given it to him—he said at once "I decline to give his name."</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-164" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer.</hi>) I have seen Arthur Sewell this</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR SEWELL'S</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">deposition was here read as follows.</hi> "I am a detective sergeant of the G Division. I was with Sergeant Fordham and heard all that took place between him and the prisoner up to my opening the box, and what Fordham has said is true—I opened the box at the station, in the prisoner's presence, and it contained 33 metal lockets, a charm, &c. (
<hi rend="italic">Giving a list of the articles.</hi>) I said to him 'Now, seeing what is in the box, what account do you give of it?' He said I saw it near Pickford's gateway, and I thought I could carry it home and see what was in it.' He was then charged with the unlawful possession. He was taken to the police-station. Remanded till Saturday, when he was discharged by the Magistrate. I detained him and handed him over to the City police."</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-638-18870523 t18870523-638-punishment-41"/>Twenty Months' Hard Labour.</rs> There was another indictment against the prisoner for the burglary at Messrs. Hudson's.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE TIPPITT</hi> </persName>.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-639-offence-1 t18870523-name-166"/>Edith Mary Andrew</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count.</hi> For an indecent assault upon her.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-639-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-639-18870523 t18870523-639-punishment-42"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARGARET GOFF</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18870523-640-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-640-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/>. for wilful and corrupt perjury at the Brent
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870523-640-offence-1 t18870523-name-168"/>Petty Sessions</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROUN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870523-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870523-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-169" type="surname" value="ROWLING"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-169" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROWLING</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police inspector.</hi>) I administered the oath to the prisoner at Brentford on 9th May, in a matter between Joseph Band and Florence Goff, who was then charged (as this charge sheet shows) on a warrant for wilful and malicious damage, by breaking nine panes of glass in a window at Boston Road, Ealing, and damaging shrubs—the defence raised was partly by cross-examination and partly by the statement of the then accused—the prisoner was called as a witness, and said that Joseph Band was at her house in the Gunnersbury Road on the night of the 5th; than Mr. Band went there to make an arrangement with Mary Florence Goff to give her a sum of money, and that he met her by appointment at Boston Park Road, and there attempted to take liberties with her, and cut her with a knife—no charge of cutting with a knife or attempted assault had then been made by her against Band, but a statement had been made.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the statement in the occurrence book—I was not present when it was made, but I have no doubt the prisoner's daughter made a statement to the effect that Band had met her at this house, attempted to take liberties with her, and cut her with a knife—the only matter then being inquired into at Brentford was the malicious damage which was alleged to have taken place between 11 and 12 on the night of the 5th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mary Florence Goff then made a similar statement to the one she had made at the station—I don't think it was alleged that the window was broken in the course of the scuffle—a note was taken of the case, I cannot say where it is.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-170" type="surname" value="WARREN"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-170" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WARREN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">T.</hi>) I was present when the prisoner was sworn at Brent ord on 9th May on a charge against her daughter, Mary Florence, of wilful damage to a window and some shrubs—I saw the oath administered to her by the last witness—the defence raised on behalf of Mary Florence Goff was to the effect that an appointment was made for a settlement—I don't remember where the appointment was to be—no defence was raised in my presence as to the breaking of the shrubs, I did not hear all the evidence—Surrey Lane, Gunnersbury, is nearly one and a half miles from Glenhurst Road, Brentford.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Magistrate's clerk is not here—she alleged that Band was at her house from seven to nine p.m.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870523-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870523-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-171" type="surname" value="BAND"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-171" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BAND</persName> </hi>. I was staying at the Three Pigeons, Brentford, on 5th May—I am proprietor of the parchment factory, Glenhurst Road, Brentford—I was present at the Petty Sessions at Brentford on 9th May, when the prisoner gave evidence—she stated that I went to her house on the even
<lb/>ing of 5th May about dusk and stayed there about two hours; that I sent for some beer, and made an appointment in her presence to meet her daughter later in the evening at Brentford—that is what I believe I heard her say—I was not at her house, Surrey Lane, Gunnersbury, on 5th May—the whole of those statements are quite false—the defence Mary Florence Goff raised was that I met her by appointment in the Boston Road on the night of the damage, that I attempted to take liberties with her, that she resisted, and that I used a knife, stabbing her in the hand; and that the other damage that was done I did myself—I don't recollect her saying how—I don't think she explained how.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not swear anything as to what took place at the time of the damage; I don't think she said she was there—she only spoke as to the appointment some hours before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She said the appointment was to be carried out at Brentford.</p>
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<persName id="t18870523-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870523-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-172" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18870523-name-172" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I live at Brentford—I was present in Court when this charge was heard—the prisoner said that Band was at her house in Surrey Road on the night of the 5th May for two hours, and while there he sent for two pints of ale, and made an arrangement with Mary Florence Goff to meet her in Boston Road later in the evening—I don't remember what defence was raised by Mary Florence Goff.</p>
<hi rend="italic">These being the only witnesses who deposed to what had taken place at the trial.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the evidence which the prisoner then gave, and upon which perjury was assigned, was not material to the issue then before the Court. After hearing Mr. Browne, the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">upheld Mr. Burnie's objection, and directed a verdict of.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-640-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried in the Old Court on Friday and Saturday, see Kent and Surrey cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Friday, May.</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOCKWOOD</hi>. Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIS</hi>. Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-174" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN KEEN</persName> </hi>. I am an insurance agent, of 27, Avenue Road, South
<lb/>ampton—in October, 1886, I lived in London; I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Hampshire Advertiser.</hi> that a London Insurance Company required district managers at a salary of 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per annum and commission, address Chairman, 2, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street—I wrote in answer to that. (
<hi rend="italic">This applied for the post of district manager to the Southampton district.</hi>) I received a reply, asking me to make a formal application, and enclosing a synopsis of terms. (
<hi rend="italic">The synopsis stated that salary would be </hi>150
<hi rend="italic">l. per annum, with a commission of.</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">per cent, on direct and.</hi> 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">per cent. on agents' premiums, and that the candidate would be required to hold fifteen.</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">shares fully paid.</hi>) I wrote this letter of 24th October, and then this of the 25th October. (
<hi rend="italic">This applied for the post of sub-manager for the Southampton district, according to the terms, stated his qualifications, and gave two references and testimonials.</hi>) On 29th October I received this letter from the Com
<lb/>pany signed J.B. Henry. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he had been elected manager of the Southampton district, on the understanding that he returned, duly signed, the share application, with the amount of the qualification therein.</hi>) A share application was enclosed—I filled up the application and called on 30th October at the Company's office, 171, Queen Victoria Street—I saw the name of the Company on the door post—I inquired for the secretary, Mr. Henry—I was informed he would be in shortly—I called again and was shown to the prisoner, whom I supposed to be Mr. Henry—I did not hear his name, nor did I address him by name to my knowledge—I said I had called to inquire as to the condition of the Company, to know whether it was a thoroughly sound affair; the prisoner told me that it was in a thoroughly sound condition, doing a large and increasing business, and that it had doubled within the last year—I stated what I had been doing, and that I had considerable influence with many gentle
<lb/>men; he said I might fairly use the name of Lord Garmoyle as the president—I said I had not brought the money with me, as I had simply come to inquire—he said I must, if I thought of the appointment, bring the money very shortly, as another gentleman was recommended by one of the directors—I asked to see the balance-sheet; he said the financial year of the Company was just concluded, and the balance-sheet would shortly be issued—I then left, and called again on 2nd November, when I paid the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I took this form of application, signed, and handed it in—I had this receipt. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed A. Matthews cashier.</hi>) I gave the money to the prisoner, who gave it to Mr. Matthews—I asked to see the form of appointment, and one similar to this was shown me. (
<hi rend="italic">Clause.</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">of this stated that the witness must bring.</hi> 47
<hi rend="italic">new cases into the office every year.</hi>) I had not seen this before I paid my money—I signed it; I asked the prisoner as to the mode of payment after reading it, and calling his attention to clause 6, and saving I did not see how in the first three months it was probable I could do that amount of business; he said I need be under no apprehension, as they settled everything monthly—I asked if I should attend at the office to get some notion of the working of the business—he said it was perfectly unnecessary, as the travelling inspector would visit me shortly, and give me all information—I had seen the travelling inspector's name, Cotton, on the prospectus—I signed the receipt of the appointment; I received the scrip for the shares some</p>
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<p>days afterwards—in consequence of being appointed I removed from London to Southampton—I received the form of appointment—I did my best in every way to do business for the Company from 15th November to January—I had considerable correspondence about the business I was endeavouring to do, asking questions and receiving replies—ultimately I wrote for my salary several times; I never obtained it—I received this letter of 10th January, 1887. (
<hi rend="italic">From the Secretary, saying that he would submit his request, to the Board, and that in the meantime it would help the matter forward if he referred to the business he had done, and especially as to clause.</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">of the agreement.</hi>) Ultimately I received a letter rescinding my appointment. (
<hi rend="italic">This said that at a Board meeting on.</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th January it was resolved that E. Keen, having failed to carry out the conditions of his appoint
<lb/>ment, it was thereby terminated; this was enclosed in a letter stating that if he made up in that month the arrears of business as per clause.</hi> 6,
<hi rend="italic">they would consider favourably any application for the withdrawal of the notice rescinding his appointment.</hi>) I never received back any of the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was on the faith of the representations as to the condition of the Company, that I paid the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not been asked nor influenced by any person to say that—I came up to town on other business, and I then called on the official liquidator to know what was being done about this Company—that was somewhere about 6th May, I should think—I did not know an examination had then taken place at the Mansion House—I first learnt a prosecution had been commenced at that time, and I offered myself as a witness—I might have got business—I sent up one proposal, which was accepted—I took the premium and kept it—it was about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I think—that was in the course of December—I knew I was taking shares in the Company—I read the synopsis of terms, and saw clearly from that, that I was to take 15 shares—I called attention to clause 6 before I signed the acceptance on 2nd November—I did not see the prisoner, to my knowledge, on any other occasions than 30th October and 2nd November—I was shown this after I had paid my money on 2nd November, as far as I recollect—I was not shown the form of appointment before I paid my money—this is the appointment, I believe—I called attention to clause 6 in it after I paid my money, on 2nd November—I was shown no form of appointment before I paid my money—November 15th is on it, because it was sent down to me after
<lb/>wards—I had forgotten the date on which I signed the acceptance of the appointment, it was the 15th—I saw from clause 6 that my remuneration would depend very much on the premiums I got and the business I did—I simply asked as to the solvency of the Company—I did not know whether the Company was doing a large business, so that I could procure the payment of my salary, I asked no questions on these points, but only as to the position of the Company—Mr. Sayle told me they were doing a largely increasing business, I asked him nothing about the business—I did not ask to see any books which contained entries of business done and insurances effected—I asked to see a balance-sheet—I relied on his statement and paid my money—he said a balance-sheet would be pub
<lb/>lished shortly—at the end of December it was sent to me as a shareholder—I have not made any inquiry as to the actual amount of business done by this office in any way—I called on the liquidator to see if there was any chance of getting my money back—I don't know that they went into</p>
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<p>liquidation in February—I learnt that there was a liquidation from a paper sent me anonymously—I do not know who sent it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This document was shown to me at the office on 2nd November—the 2nd November is not in my writing—I made repeated calls on intended assurers, and in several cases I was shown copies of Stubbs's weekly list contaning copies of County Court judgments—I found that a difficulty in my way—this is a letter from me to the secretary. (
<hi rend="italic">This complained that the secretary's letter of the previous day did not answer the witness's of. 1st January.</hi>)—I had written on the 29th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870523-name-175" type="given" value="EDWARD CHRISTIAN"/>EDWARD CHRISTIAN HODGSON</persName> </hi>. I now live at Camberwell—in Decem
<lb/>ber last I was living at New Barnes Farm, Bourne, Cambridgeshire—I saw this advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Reporter</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">For manager for the Mansfield district of the Protector Carriage and Horse Insurance Company.</hi>—I replied by this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Offering himself for the post.</hi>) and in reply received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated November.</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th, signed J.B. Henry, secretary, enclosing a synopsis and stating that he would have to give two references.</hi>)—I then wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Enquiring terms and giving two refer
<lb/>ences.</hi>)—I then received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating.</hi> "We have heard from your references and have the pleasure to inform you that you have been appointed for the district of Royston, and enclose a share application to be filled up")—I filled up the share application but did not sign it, and on December 14th I went to 171, Queen Victoria Street and saw Mr. Henry who showed me in to Dr. Sayle, the prisoner—I asked him about the appointment; he said that the money should be paid at once; I did not sign the application—I asked him the terms; he said that the salary would be paid monthly, and I went away—I went again next day, saw Sayle and told him I had brought 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, and asked if he would give me some information about the Company, and if it was solvent; he said "Perfectly," and that I must send up the amount at once—I said that I would pay the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on deposit, and asked him what it was for; he said "It is only matter of form and as security'—I paid the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; he gave it to Mr. Matthews, one of his clerks, who gave me this receipt. (
<hi rend="italic">Signed A. Matthews.</hi>)—I then signed this application form for the shares (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>) and sent this cheque for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>) by post for the balance and got this receipt from Mr. Matthews, the cashier; but before that I received this letter, stating that the Directors had allotted me 15 shares—on 18th December I received my appointment, dated 20th December, 1886 (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>)—I afterwards wrote this letter to the prisoner. (
<hi rend="italic">Asking him to send the inspector down.</hi>)—I never saw the inspector; the prisoner had told me that the inspector would be down to give me personal assistance—I commenced business at Huntingdon on 20th December—on 21st January I wrote this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Applying for his salary.</hi>) and received this reply. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that his letter would be submitted to the Board, and refer
<lb/>ring him to Clause.</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">of the appointment.</hi>)—I replied that I was doing busi
<lb/>ness, and that I had been told that my salary would be paid monthly—I then received this letter of 26th June, 1887. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that no money had yet been received by the directors.</hi>)—I afterwards received this letter, stating "Our representative will be with you on Monday at 1 o'clock"; he did not come—I then wrote this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Applying for his salary, and stating that another month would be due in nine days, and if he did not receive it he should return the proposals.</hi>)—I received no remittance and nobody came down, and about 8th February I went to London and saw the prisoner—I</p>
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<p>asked him with regard to my salary; he said that the matter was going to be brought forward before the Directors at the next meeting, and asked me about business; I said that I had business in hand and should be glad to send it up—he said he would send me a cheque if I would do as much business as I could in the meantime, and I went away—I got no cheque, and on 14th February I came up again and saw Dr. Sayle—I asked him about my salary; he said that he should like to see some business sent up first—I said "No, I should like to get my salary and expenses back"; he said "I cannot do that"—I got nothing—he said something about another advertisement to get the shares taken by somebody else, and then I might get my 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. back—another person came in and he ushered me out, and outside the door I told him I had heard that there were a lot of judgment summonses against the Company and asked him the meaning of it, and if I should continue business; he said "That has nothing to do with it, that is only matters in dispute between the Judge and the Company, the Company is all right"—I paid my 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. hearing that the Company was sound, and that it was only for security, and the same with regard to the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I mean security for the collection of money—Dr. Sayle said that it was only matter of form—I applied for 15 shares at 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each, and they were allotted to me—I asked for them in February, but never got them—Dr. Sayle said "There is no necessity; you have the allot
<lb/>ment, that is sufficient"—I am quite sure Dr. Sayle said that the Com
<lb/>pany was sound and solvent, and I said so on my first examination on December 14—I did not ask to see the books of the Company to see what business was being done, but Dr. Sayle brought out the insurance book, and said that he was doing between 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month in insu
<lb/>rances, but he did not put the book before my eyes; he kept tight hold of it—I only saw one book—I believe I went to see Dr. Sayle in March, I do not know the date—I know I saw him after I left the Company—I asked him to see me in private, as there were one or two people there, but he said he was too busy and said "Whatever you have got to say say it before my clerk," but at last giving way to my request he gave me a private interview—I said that I had got some information which would be very valuable to him, and told him I had got two patents to sell—he was to form a Company to assist me in working them—I do not see why I should reveal it.</p>
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