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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-1" type="given" value="DE"/>DE KEYSER</persName>, MAYOR.</p>
<p>EIGHTH SESSION, HELD MAY 28TH, 1888.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-2" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-3" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 28th, 1888, and following days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">POLYDORE
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-4" type="given" value="POLYDORE DE"/>DE KEYSER</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES FITZJAMES STEPHEN</hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-6" type="given" value="FRANCIS WYATT"/>FRANCIS WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-7" type="given" value="ROBERT NICHOLAS"/>ROBERT NICHOLAS FOWLER</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-13" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-14" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ALPHEUS HIGGS</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-18" type="given" value="DE"/>DE KEYSER</persName>, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star (*) denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars (**) that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger (†) 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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money, by false pretences.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-519-18880528 t18880528-519-punishment-6"/>Six Months' Hard Labour each.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18880528-520-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-520-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Stealing a watch-chain and other goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-520-offence-1 t18880528-name-30"/>Ann Ashton</persName>, in her dwelling-house, and afterwards burglariously breaking out of the said dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RODGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-31" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHITTLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector X</hi>). On 19th April, at 10.10 pm., I was in Uxbridge, in company with Sergeant Andrews—I received information that a robbery had taken place at the Red Lion public-house at Hillingdon, about a mile and a quarter from Uxbridge—we met the prisoner, and seeing him in a heated state, I stopped him and asked him where he came from—he said "I am going to the New Inn to get a glass of something to drink, and I am then going back to Hillingdon—I directed Andrews to take him to the station—I went to Hillingdon to</p>
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<p>make inquiry respecting the robbery—I examined the premises of the Red Lion—I found the top sash of the landing window down, and the roller blind behind the billiard-room door; Mrs. Ashton pointed out her bedroom, and on a chest of drawers I found this empty box or jewel case, it had been tampered with; a writing-desk was broken open, a box of taper matches was on the drawers, several of them had been lighted and thrown on the floor—outside the landing window was a roof and some boxes, by which a person could get to the ground—I found this blade of a table-knife on the prisoner, which corresponded with the marks on the jewel-case; the kitchen window was broken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We were in uniform when we met the prisoner; we were about 20 yards from him at first—I heard him say at the Uxbridge Sessions that he had seen a man throw these articles away and he picked them up—the prisoner is a stranger.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-32" type="surname" value="ANDREWS"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-32" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ANDREWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I was with Whittler when we met the prisoner; I took him into custody and took him to Uxbridge Station—he said there that he had a fearful pain in his inside and wanted to go to the w.c.—I took him there; he commenced fumbling in his trousers-pocket—I told him to leave it alone; I took him into the reserve-room and searched him, and found in his right-hand trousers pocket two silver bracelets, a gold watch and chain, an enamelled brooch, and a gold turquoise ring, this table-knife, and a pair of opera-glasses, and this watch-key, as to which he said "That is not hers—his knees were wet with mud as if he had been kneeling in the road—it was pouring with rain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-33" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-33" type="surname" value="ASHTON"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-33" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN ASHTON</persName> </hi>. I am landlady of the Bed Lion at Hillingdon—on the night of 19th April, about 20 minutes to 10, my maid-servant spoke to me; I heard the landing window bang down and a door slam, and I then heard the kitchen window smash—the articles produced are mine, and were safe in my house that night at 5 o'clock—I missed them immediately on being roused—the prisoner had lodged in my house from the Saturday before Easter till Easter Tuesday—my house is about a mile and a quarter from where the prisoner was stopped.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The house was not closed till 11 o'clock—there an three entrances to the house—any person could get upstairs while the house was open—I had not seen the prisoner in the house that evening.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "On the evening of the 19th I came into Uxbridge. I saw Mrs. Ashton's man putting up the shutters; immediately after I heard a shout 'Stop!' or cries to that effect. I saw a man running out from the gate, by the side of Mrs. Ashton's house. I ran after him; as he ran down the road he threw some things, wrapped in a piece of paper. I picked them up and put them in my pocket; the man got away, and I have not seen him since. I met the sergeant half an hour after, or nearly so."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-520-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>521.
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<interp inst="def1-521-18880528" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD ARCHER</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18880528-521-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-521-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-521-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing a post-letter bag containing post-letters, the property of
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-35" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-521-offence-1 t18880528-name-35"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-36" type="surname" value="DAVEY"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DAVEY</persName> </hi>. I am a mail-driver, in the employment of the General Post-office—about 7.40 at night, on 25th April, I left the General Post-office with a cart containing mail bags—I got to Liverpool</p>
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<p>Street Station about 7.50—I had with me a guard, Tierney, who sits beside me—when I got to the station I turned the cart round and backed it up to the pavement in front of the entrance—Tierney left me to get a truck—in order to get access to the back of the cart, where the mail bags are, it is necessary for me to pull a trigger which lets a bolt go, and then the bar can be lifted up and the doors opened—when Tierney had gone I heard a voice from behind, saying "Draw your bolt"—I drew it; almost immediately after I turned round and saw the prisoner running off with the mail bag, about two yards from the cart—he was seized by Tierney—I never saw the prisoner before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-37" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-37" type="surname" value="TIERNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-37" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TIERNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger in the employment of the General Post-office—on the night, 25th April, I was with Davey—we had eight mail bags in the cart; one of them was the Lower Edmonton bag, containing letters—at the station I left the cart to go and get a truck—coming back towards the cart I saw the prisoner move the bar behind and pull the doors open and take the Lower Edmonton bag, and he then went about two yards from the cart, when I seized him—I asked him whether he was a Post-office official—he said "No"—I asked him what business he had to interfere with the mail bag—he said he had done it in a drunken freak, and he let the mail lag fall out of his possession, and I seized hold of him—he was quite sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-38" type="surname" value="EDE"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM EDE</persName> </hi>. I am a constable in the employment of the Great Eastern Railway Company—Tierney handed over the prisoner to me—I asked him what right he had to interfere with the mail bag—he replied that the driver told him to take them out—I took him to the police-office—when Tierney asked him what made him take them out, he said "Certainly I did, and I dropped them on the ground, but I did it in a drunken freak"—he was not drunk—some two years ago he was employed at the station, but he was discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-39" type="given" value="NORMAN THEODORE"/>NORMAN THEODORE FRICKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 909). The prisoner was handed over to me—I told him I should charge him with attempting to steal the mail bag—he told me he did not intend to steal it; he was only going to assist the driver, as he knew him—he was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not sober when I did it. I worked on the station three years and nine months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-521-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES MILES MILLS</hi> (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18880528-522-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-522-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-522-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing, whilst employed in the Post-office, a post-letter containing two postal orders, the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-522-offence-1 t18880528-name-41"/>Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-42" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-42" type="surname" value="BARRATT"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-42" type="given" value="FANNY WILM"/>FANNY WILM T BARRATT</persName> </hi>. I live at Jessops, Black more, near Ingatestone—I enclosed three two postal orders for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in a letter to Peter Robinson, Oxford Street, on 19th March, having filled in Peter Robinson's name as payee—I fastened the letter up—letters are taken from our place about 7 o'clock in the evening.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not post it myself; it was given to a servant, who is not here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Letters are given to the postman as he passes the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-43" type="surname" value="HOADE"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-43" type="given" value="ROBERT ROMFORD"/>ROBERT ROMFORD HOADE</persName> </hi>. I am overseer of the Western District office, where the prisoner has been employed for a number of years as porter—in that capacity he would have access to all parts of the office, and to the</p>
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<p>letters passing through—a letter addressed to Oxford Street, and given to a postman at Ingatestone about 7 o'clock on the 19th, would reach our office between 1.27 and 7a.m. on the 20th—on the 20th March the prisoner was on duty from midnight to 7 a.m.—letters would be turned out of the bag on to a table in the inner office, and there sorted—while that was going on the prisoner would be bringing bags into the office to the table—an overseer would be present, but not during the whole time of opening the bags—I know the prisoner's writing well—I believe these two signatures "Peter Robinson "are in the prisoner's writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has been in the Post-office about 11 years—he was previously employed at Newcastle—I know nothing about his references from Saffron Walden, Harwich, or Newcastle—there would be 300 or 400 people in the sorting-office at the time the letters were there, and in the same room as the letters were—there were six people super intending, and it was impossible to keep complete supervision therefore—I have the porter's attendance book; it shows that the prisoner was on extra duty during the night till 7 o'clock, and then at 12 o'clock he was on duty again—it was about 12 o'clock these postal orders are said to have been cashed—he would have from 7 o'clock to 12 o'clock to rest—the post-office at 148, Edgware Road, where the orders were cashed, is about 10 minutes' walk from ours in were Street—the prisoner lives at Princes Street, Edgware Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-44" type="surname" value="BOSTON"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-44" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BOSTON</persName> </hi>. I am chief cashier at Peter Robinson's—I receive all remittances addressed to Peter Robinson—I did not receive these two postal orders for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—these are not the signatures of Mr. Robinson, nor of anybody by his authority.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-45" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-45" type="surname" value="TILLING"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-45" type="given" value="ELIZA JANE"/>ELIZA JANE TILLING</persName> </hi>. I am married—I am an assistant at the post-office, 148, Edgware Road—these two postal orders were presented to me for payment by the prisoner on the 22nd March; at the time I wrote on the back of them (I cannot remember it now)—I think the receipt to each order was signed at the time they were presented—I said "Did you sign these?"—he said "Yes"—I looked at the signature and asked him to write the name of the office—at that time I did not think the orders were his; but I should have asked him to do that in any case—I paid the prisoner the 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I noticed the man; I am quite sure the prisoner is he—he wore a hard black hat—he had on a buckle ring like this—a few minutes after he left I put a description of him on the back of one of the orders, and afterwards I saw him among some other men at the Western District post-office; he had a uniform cap on—I then felt sure in my own mind that he was the man, but I said I would rather see him with a plain hat on first—I afterwards saw him among five other men and picked him out—he had on a plain hat then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should not have been able to give Mr. Woodward a description without refreshing my memory from the description I had written—I wrote it on the back of the order for that reason—I did not attempt to give Mr. Woodward a description—I showed him the order, if I remember rightly—I identified the prisoner at the Vere Street office from five others—I only locked at him then, I did not identify him—I did not look at the other men—I saw him again at Bow Street, he was not then in uniform—I had written down "fair man"—I did not notice the other men particularly—I was asked if I knew the man, and I picked the</p>
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<p>prisoner out—I looked casually at the others—I do not remember if they were fair or dark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went twice to were Street—the first time I saw the prisoner working, and then afterward I saw him there among other and picked him out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-46" type="surname" value="WOODWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-46" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM WOODWARD</persName> </hi>. I am in the Confidential Enquiry branch of the General Post-office—on 23rd May last, in consequence of information I saw the prisoner at the Western District branch of the Post-office—Tilling and Bick were present—I said to the prisoner "My Post-office—Tilling and Bick were present—I said to the prisoner "My name is Woodward, and I belong to the Confidential Enquiry branch of the General Post-office; this is Mrs. Tilling, assistant to the letter receiver at 148, Edgware Road, and she had identified you as the man that presented the two postal orders produced for payment on that date, signed in the name of Peter Robinson"—the prisoner replied "No, sir, I know nothing about it, it is a mistake"—I said "These orders were included in a letter that was posted at Blackmore, Essex; that letter was addressed to Peter Robinson, Oxford Street, and failed to reach its destination"—the prisoner replied "I know nothing about it"—I showed him the orders—I said "When you presented the orders you were wearing a gold buckle ring, and the receiver, after paying you, endorsed them with your description"—the prisoner replied "I have a buckle ring, but I don't know that it is gold"—Where is it?"—he said "At home"—I requested him to write the name of the payee Peter Robinson and the name of the office, 148, Edgware Road, upon this paper—this is what he wrote—I then showed him the orders and the specimen he had written, and said "Your handwriting strongly resembles that on the postal orders"?—he replied "I know nothing about it"—I said "They are written by one and the same person"—"R's "are reproduced in other matters not connected with this particular charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-47" type="surname" value="BICK"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-47" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP BICK</persName> </hi>. I am a police officer attached to the General Post-office—I was present when Mr. Woodward had this conversation with the prisoner—I afterwards searched his lodgings and found this buckle ring there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. TILLING</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The postal orders were cashed within a few minutes of the time I wrote on them. (
<hi rend="italic">The time written on the order was 12 o'clock.</hi>)</p>
<p>R.R.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOADE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I saw the ring at the police-court—I had seen it before when the constable brought it—this is the attendance book—on the 22nd there is the entry, 12 midday to 9 p.m.—if the prisoner was there within ten minutes of the time no notice would be taken—he writes that in the book himself.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi>, 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. good money—we all went upstairs with the prisoner to the second-floor back room—I tried to open the door with the key, but could not—the prisoner said "Give me the key and I will open it, it is a funny lock"—I gave him the key, and he said "You will find what you have come for"—he opened the door with the key and we all went in—I said "I believe you have counterfeit coin in this room"—he pointed to a table, and said "There it is"—I found on the table 65 half-crowns, 34 florins, 60 shillings wrapped in paper, 119 shillings loose, five double moulds for shillings, two racks, some clamps, bottles of liquid, two ladles one containing metal, plaster-of Paris, two drying boards, a file, several brushes, a box containing quicksilver, this crimp, some polishing powder and a rack for drying—there was a bed on the floor, and I said to the prisoner, "Is this your bed?"—he said "Yes"—I said "I must see what there is there"—he said "You need not trouble about that, you won't find anything there, don't turn the things about."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The house is let out in tenements—the landlord is here at the request of the Mint—I found two pawn-tickets and some partly finished picture-frames, and a bench which might be used for making picture-frames.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). On 19th May I went to 44, Neal Street, and first saw the prisoner coming down stairs; he was making his way out, and I said "
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi>, you will have to stay here"—he said "Why?"—I said "It does not matter, you wait here, I shall not let you go out"—I detained him till Inspector Langrish came—while the search was going on the prisoner said "Here, you may as well have the lot," and went to a basket near the window, "I do not think you can find any more here," handing me this brown-paper packet, containing ten counterfeit half-crowns with tissue-paper over each.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not kept observation on the house; it is not in my division. I do not know the prisoner's father.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner eight years as
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi> Smith.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). I took part in searching the prisoner's room—I found part of a galvanic battery, some quicksilver, about 2 lb. of plaster-of-Paris, a file, and two sheets of glass—on 23rd May I made a further search and found a box of black powder, such as is used for polishing coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found three picture-frames in the room, and some gold-leaf, and a mould which might be used for making picture-frames—I have known him some time and his father—I have not seen his father lately; I have not been looking for him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective P</hi>). I took part in this search, and the prisoner handed me this packet, containing seven shillings done up</p>
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<p>in paper separately, and said "It is no use looking further, you will not find anything more"—he was charged at the station and made no answer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-54" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi>). I had been watching 44, Neal Street about a week, and saw the prisoner come out daily and go to the Horse and Groom next door—I took part in searching the house and found a ladle, a crimp, and a board for burnishing coins on—the prisoner said at the station that he was a picture-frame maker.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I watched the house for six hours together, some times—I did not know the prisoner before or his father.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—these five double moulds are for shillings—here are 119 new shillings, several of which are finished and have been made from this mould; there were six packets of 10 and 34 florins wrapped in the same manner—here is some plaster-of-Paris, 81 half-crowns, two iron clamps to hold the moulds, two copper wire racks, some copper wire, a file, a crimp for knerling, some black powder which can be used for polishing, a battery cell which is used for coining, some acids, quicksilver, sheets of glass for making moulds on, one or two
<hi rend="italic">gets</hi>—those are all articles which may be used in coining.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GARDNER</hi> (21)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GIBSON</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880528-531-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to a burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-531-offence-1 t18880528-name-68"/>John Downey</persName>, and stealing cigars and 82
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18880528-531-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-531-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-531-18880528 t18880528-531-punishment-18"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour each.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>532.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WILSON</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880528-532-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to uttering a forged order, with intent to defraud. </rs>
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<interp inst="t18880528-532-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-532-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18880528-532-punishment-19" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-532-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-532-18880528 t18880528-532-punishment-19"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18880528-533-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-533-18880528 t18880528-533-offence-1 t18880528-533-verdict-1"/>
<p>533.
<persName id="def1-533-18880528" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-533-18880528" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-533-18880528" type="age" value="48"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JACOB PRIMMER</hi> (48)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880528-533-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-533-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/> to six indictments for embezzling various sums of money from his employers.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18880528-533-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18880528-533-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-533-18880528 t18880528-533-punishment-20"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>534.
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<interp inst="def1-534-18880528" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-534-18880528" type="age" value="17"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY BARTON</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18880528-534-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-534-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-534-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/>, Unlawfully attempting to have carnal knowledge of
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-72" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-72" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-534-offence-1 t18880528-name-72"/>Charlotte Hill</persName>, a girl under the age of 13.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, for an indecent assault.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18880528-534-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-534-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-534-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY on Second Count.—</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18880528-534-punishment-21" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-534-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-534-punishment-21" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-534-18880528 t18880528-534-punishment-21"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>535.
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<interp inst="def1-535-18880528" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<persName id="def2-535-18880528" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-535-18880528" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WILLIAMS</hi> (37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880528-535-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-535-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlawfully committing acts of gross indecency with each other in public.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Stone;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Williams.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18880528-535-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<p>536.
<persName id="def1-536-18880528" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-536-18880528" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-536-18880528" type="age" value="30"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MORDECAI FULMER</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880528-536-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-76" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-536-offence-1 t18880528-name-76"/>Louis Harris</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-77" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-77" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-77" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Louis Harris, a jeweller, of 53, Commercial Road—on Friday night, 11th May, I went to bed about 12 o'clock; everything was safely fastened—about 2.30 I distinctly heard the parlour window at the back of the shop opened—that window opens into the yard—there were shutters inside the window; they were pulled down—I looked out of my bedroom window and saw a man standing on the parlour window ledge—I cried out "Police," and he ran from the window, walked to the bottom of the yard, got on the gate, and jumped down into the road—the prisoner is the man—the police came; I opened the front door and let him in—I then examined the window, and found the catch had been unfastened and the window pushed up to its very height—the shutters were still fastened, but had been tampered with—they are wooden shutters in two halves, with a screw in the centre—one side was a little raised, and there were marks—when the door was opened we found a large pair of steps was placed against the door; the steps belonged to me—they had not been there the night before—the prisoner was an entire stranger to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-78" type="surname" value="FLUISTER"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FLUISTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 373). On 12th May, about 2.30, I was on duty in the neighbourhood of the prosecutrix's house in uniform—I heard shouts of "Police," and went in that direction—I saw the prisoner pass by me—I said "Hallo,
<hi rend="italic">Shamus</hi>, what is the matter? I want to speak to you"—he ran away—I ran after him, 600 or 700 yards—a young man stopped him—I got up to him—he struggled violently to get away—I sent for assistance—he did not say a word—I searched him—I found on him four skeleton keys, with the wards filed out; also three ordinary keys, a key-hole saw, an iron chisel, a table knife, and a candle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-79" type="surname" value="DAW"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-79" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR DAW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 133). I took the chisel found on the prisoner and compared it with the shutters at the prosecutrix's house—they corresponded.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence stated that he had been four weeks in this country, and having no employment, and being without food, an English boy took him home and gave him some food, and then took him to the prosecutrix's home, and then went away.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-536-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-536-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18880528-536-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-536-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-536-18880528 t18880528-536-punishment-22"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>537.
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<interp inst="def1-537-18880528" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE STEVENS</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880528-537-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch of
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-81" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEELING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR.PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-82" type="surname" value="STURGEON"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-82" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED STURGEON</persName> </hi>. I am a farmer living at Grays, Essex. On Thursday, May 10th, from 10 minutes to 15 minutes past 3; I was in Fenchurch Avenue, leading out of Lime Street; a man in Lime Street was carrying on a sort of mock auction, there was a crowd round him—in getting through the people on my way to the railway-station, I felt a</p>
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<p>pull at my watch pocket; on looking down I saw the prisoner's hand close against my left breast where my watch was—I said, "You vagabond, you have got my watch"—he said "I have not"—I saw his hand open and felt the watch fall from the chain and from his hand—the chain was not broken—I found afterwards that the bow of the watch was bent—I grasped my watch with my left hand and made a grab at him with my right, but I missed him and he ran away—I followed him calling "Stop thief"—he went towards Leadenhall Market; he then turned and came back again; my eyes were on him the whole of the way, I never lost sight of him—he was seized by the witness Crosier—a violent attempt was made to rescue him, but he was forced into a coffee-shop and detained till the police came, he was then to taken to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The attempt was made just as I was passing through the crowd—the watch was lifted from my pocket, I saw the hand open and the watch fall—I was pushed and hustled about, by two or three persons—the prisoner had got a few yards away; I am quite certain that I never lost sight of him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-83" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-83" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CROSIER</persName> </hi>. I am a packer at 4, Corbet Court, City—on the afternoon of the 10th I was passing from Lime Street to Fenchurch Avenue; my attention was called to a crowd round a man selling something—I saw the prosecutor in a little struggle, the prisoner ran out from the crowd, the prosecutor sang out "Stop him!"—I ran after him; he turned and ran back, and I caught hold of him with another gentleman—I heard someone say "Let's go for them, "I received a blow, and was kicked by several, and lost my hold of the prisoner; the other gentleman detained him till a policeman came.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner struggled to get away; I did not ill-use him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-84" type="surname" value="CALLOW"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CALLOW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 723). I took the prisoner into custody—he said he was very pleased I had come, he would go with me—he made no reply to the charge—I found on him 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a watch and chain, two rings and a knife—he did not complain of being ill-used.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I did not do this, I was along with them that did."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18880528-537-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18880528-537-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY of the attempt.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic"> He also</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in February</hi>, 1884.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>538.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED BRAITHWAITE EMANUEL</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18880528-538-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18880528-538-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="libel"/>, Unlawfully threatening to publish a libel of and concerning
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-86" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-538-offence-1 t18880528-name-86"/>John Burbidge</persName>, with intent to extort money.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-87" type="surname" value="BURBIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURBIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am an advertisement contractor, and occupy offices at 62, Moorgate Street—on May 4th the defendant was introduced into my private office by one of my clerks—he said "Mr. Burbidge, the secretary of the Andalusian Mining Company, informs me that you have given instructions for advertisements in my paper," meaning the
<hi rend="italic">Stock Exchange Times</hi>—he did not mention the name, but I knew his paper—he said "But I know you always make objection to my having advertisements"—I said "I have no instructions to give you any advertisements, your paper is so insignificant and of such miserable circulation that I could not give you any advertisement"—he said "I have the Messrs. Street and Co., Mr. Horncastle, and" (mentioning one or two others) "know it is</p>
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<p>wise and necessary to give me advertisements "Street and Co. and Horn castle are advertisement contractors—I said I was very much surprised—he then said "Well, Mr. Burbidge, if you don't give me an advertisement I shall pillory you in my paper"—I immediately seized him by the neck to eject him—no one was in the room then, but I called my clerk Mr. Wilcox before finally ejecting him, and I said to Wilcox, "This man has threatened to pillory me in his paper unless I give him an advertisement, that is the reason why I am ejecting him, and you are not to allow him to come into this office again," and I turned him out—next day Mr. Wilcox brought me a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Stock Exchange Times</hi>—I produce a certified copy of it under the Newspaper Libel Act. (
<hi rend="italic">This certified the proprietor to be Alfred B. Emanuel trading as F. Vernon, and stating the charge for a whole page of advertisement to be</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">guineas.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am simply the advertising agent for the Andalusian Silver Mining Company—it is a new company; they have allotted the shares—I have known the defendant twelve months and more—the date of this certificate is 24th July, 1886—this paper has been in existence for some time—I am closely connected with advertisements, not with papers of this description—I looked upon this as a most miserable publication and as a scurrilous one—I had not told the prisoner so before this occasion—no canvasser for it had ever called upon me that I know of—the defendant had canvassed me before; I simply said I had nothing for him—previous to my calling it a miserable publication he had not said anything about pillory—Mr. George Lewis represented me at the police court—a card was produced there; it was given to me by Mr. Matthews, the secretary of the company; it was then in the same state it is now, back and front—Mr. Matthews suggested the writing on the back; it was not at my request—that was after I had seen the defendant—I did not ask Mr. Matthews to write it as confirmation of the fact that the defendant had been to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not remember seeing any one representing the
<hi rend="italic">Stock Exchange Times</hi> excepting the defendant—on previous occasions all I said was that I had no orders to give him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-88" type="surname" value="WILCOX"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-88" type="given" value="WALTER JAMES"/>WALTER JAMES WILCOX</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Burbidge—I was called by him into his room, and there saw the defendant; Mr. Burbidge said "This man has threatened to pillory me in his paper unless I give him the advertisement of the Andalusian Silver Mining Company; I called you to witness my ejecting him from my office, and in future he is not to be allowed to come in again"—next day I bought a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Stock Exchange Times</hi> at the publishing office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was ejected summarily; Mr. Burbidge caught hold of him; he ordered him first of all to leave, and then caught hold of him by the collar and forced him out—he did not wait long enough to be kicked, or he would have been—he said he would not come again—to the best of my recollection Mr. Burbidge used the word "pillory."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have not the slightest doubt he said "pillory"—the defendant did not say that he did not intend to do anything of the sort—he said "I intend to do so."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-89" type="surname" value="MATTHEWS"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-89" type="given" value="STANLEY"/>STANLEY MATTHEWS</persName> </hi>. I was for a time secretary of the Andalusian Silver Mining Company, Limited—this card was left at the office by the defendant—I do not know the date—I gave it to Mr. Burbidge and wrote on it two or three days after it had been in my possession.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The shares are now at a premium.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-538-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-538-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<rs id="t18880528-538-punishment-24" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-538-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-538-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-538-18880528 t18880528-538-punishment-24"/>
<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own recognisance in</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to come up for judgment and to keep the peace.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> There was another indictment for libel which remained on the files of the Court.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<p>539.
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<interp inst="def1-539-18880528" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN NEWTON</hi> (40)</persName>
<rs id="t18880528-539-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-539-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-539-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch-chain, a medal, and a tramway pass, from the person of
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-91" type="surname" value="CUNNINGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-539-offence-1 t18880528-name-91"/>John Cunningham</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-92" type="surname" value="SAGAR"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-92" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SAGAR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 11th May, at 7p.m., I was in plain clothes and saw the prisoner and another man in Bishopsgate Street and followed them—I saw the prisoner take something out of his waistcoat pocket, look at it, and show it to the other man—they walked on a short distance and separated, and the prisoner went into the side entrance of Mr. Alton's pawnbroker's shop—the other man stood some distance away—I spoke to Leeman, who went into the shop by the front entrance, and I followed him and saw the assistant hand a gold watch to Leeman—while we were examining it the prisoner left the shop, and I went out and stopped him coining from the side door—Leeman said "Where are you going?"—he said "I am going home"—Leeman said "You will have to come over the way first, "meaning to the police-station—we crossed the road and he said "What is this for?"—I said "You will be charged with the unlawful possession of a gold watch which you have just offered at that pawnbroker's"—he said "I know nothing about any watch, I have not been in any pawnbroker's shop"—he repeated that at the station—the other man ran away when I went into the pawnbroker's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was not when the prisoner was stopped that the other man ran away—I may have said "When the prisoner was stopped by us the other man ran down Bishopsgate Street; "but what I meant was that he ran away directly I went into the shop—the other man was about five yards away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> As I went in the other man, knowing me, ran away; I looked at the watch, and ran out and stopped the prisoner, we could not see the other man then—it all happened in a minute.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-93" type="surname" value="LEEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-93" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LEEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Sagar; I went into the pawnshop, and saw the prisoner in one of the compartments; he handed this watch to the assistant, who handed it to me; I looked round and Sager came in—I had seen another man five or six yards from the window as I went in—while I was examining the watch the prisoner went out at the side door—I put the watch in my pocket and ran out and stopped him—the assistant had given him no money or ticket—I could not see the other man—I said to the prisoner "Where are you going?" he said "Home"—I said "You will have to come across the way with me first," meaning to the station, where I showed him the watch—he said "I know nothing about it, I have not been into any pawnbroker's shop"—I searched him and found this gold hunting watch, No.34605; a gold locket, with a monogram on each side; this chain, with two tokens, one of the International Exhibition, Glasgow, "W. M. Cunningham, Sec</p>
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<p>retary,
<hi rend="italic">Palmam qui meruit ferat;</hi>" and an omnibus company's pass with "W. M. Cunningham, Esq." on it; also two gold watch-bows, a gold ear ring, a gilt split-ring, the bar of an Albert chain, and a lady's gold ring loose in his trousers and waistcoat pockets; and two Indian coins, and other small articles—I said "How do you account for the possession of these things?"—he said "I bought them this afternoon at Johnson and Dimond's sale-rooms"—I said "Have you any receipt for them?" he said "No, they never give any receipts there"—I said "Who did you buy them of?" he said "Find out"—he was then charged, and on the way to the cell he said "Well, if you know anything about it, you know what things are at a sale-room, one buys at one and one at another.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The pawnbroker's assistant is not here; he was at the police-court, but was not examined—my deposition does not say that the prisoner said "Find out"—I did not tell the clerk that he had omitted it—what the prisoner said was not "I have not got the receipt on me"—I took this note at the time; there is nothing here about his saying "Find out."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-94" type="surname" value="CUNNINGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM MURRAY"/>WILLIAM MURRAY CUNNINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a writer and secretary to the Glasgow Exhibition—this gold Albert chain, this gold piece, and this gold token bearing my name, are mine—I was wearing them on 8th May attached to a silver watch—they were safe at 10.15 a.m., and I missed them at 10.30, when I was in a crowd—I telephoned to the police, and saw the articles in Glasgow several days afterwards—it was after the 11th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-95" type="surname" value="MCINDO"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-95" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MCINDO</persName> </hi>. I am a farmer, of Knowles Head Farm, Camps Glen, Stirlingshire—I arrived in Glasgow on 10th May, about 8 a.m., wearing a watch and a locket attached to an Albert chain; they were stolen from me in a crowd at the corner of Buohanan Street, Glasgow, about a mile from the Exhibition, as I was seeing the procession pass—I reported my loss to the police, and afterwards was shown my watch and chain—these are they (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-96" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-96" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-96" type="given" value="JEMIMA"/>JEMIMA JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at 46, Shape street Kingsland—the prisoner has lodged with us for 18 months—he was at home on 8th May—after he was taken in custody my husband found a paper—the police came on Tuesday, May 11th, and on Sunday, the 13 h, Í found this receipt at the back of my looking-glass—I spoke to my husband about it, and wrote to Holloway Prison—this is it. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "May 11th, 1888. Mr. Newton. Bought of Lewis Levy, one gold open-faced watch, Webster maker; one gold hunter, two Albert chains, one gold ticket, one token, two silver pins, 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. Received, Lewis Levy.")</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen the prisoner buying and selling jewellery—I have not seen another man with him—I do not know Lewis Levy by sight or by name—I went over the prisoner's room with the police—when they searched it on the 11th they did not find this receipt, because it was not in his room—my husband found it first and I found it afterwards—I do not know a man named Brown—the prisoner was at home on Friday, 11th May, between 4 and 5—Tuesday was the 8th; I saw him on the next day—I saw him on the 7th at home; he was in bed part of the time—he has never gone away for a few days since he lived with me—I was present when my husband found this receipt, but he, being no scholar, put it at the back of my looking
<lb/>glass</p>
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<p>—I was not in the room when he found it—he did not say any thing about it; he could not read it—on Sunday, the 13th, I went to find a letter from my brother at the back of my looking-glass on the mantelpiece, and this receipt came down with it; it was stuck behind the glass.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-97" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-97" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterer, and the husband of the last witness—I cannot read or write—after the prisoner was in custody I came home on the Friday to tea between 4 and 5 o'clock, and picked up a blue paper, and placed it behind the looking-glass, as I am in the habit of doing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the prisoner is a general dealer—I do not know Brown; I am out all day—if the police had searched my place they would have found it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-98" type="surname" value="SAGAR"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-98" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SAGAR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). We went into Johnson's room and asked if there was anything there belonging to Newton.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-539-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-539-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell in April</hi>, 1876,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of John Sharp.—
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<interp inst="t18880528-539-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-539-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-539-18880528 t18880528-539-punishment-25"/>Two Years' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<p>540.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED FOUNTAIN</hi> (50)</persName>
<rs id="t18880528-540-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-540-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-540-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-540-offence-1 t18880528-name-100"/>Albert Hudson</persName> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and other sums, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-101" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HUDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler and keep the Rugby public-house in Great James Street—on 16th January the prisoner came to my house and told me was in trouble, and asked me to assist him by giving him some advice by introducing him to a good solicitor; that he was coming into some money, and that papers were detained by a stock
<lb/>broker and a solicitor under the will of the late Duke of Bedford—he said the amount was 21,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to be divided among three of them, himself and one brother, a Wesleyan parson, and another a builder; and he said his aunt, Mrs. Fountain, had left it to them in the will to be divided—I gave him a card of introduction to Mr. Law, my solicitor—next day the prisoner came to me, and I accompanied him to Mr. Law—he said Mr. Law had written a letter which had the effect of bringing the deeds to be lodged in the Capital and Counties Bank; he did not say what branch—he said the dividend warrants he held at Derby had been lodged there, and would be likely to be cleared on the 19th—after we left Mr. Law's office the prisoner went with me to my house; he there asked me to lend him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on 18th January he came again with another story about two houses at Willesden, he wanted to pay his workmen there, and I lent him another 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on the 19th he came and said he was negotiating with Mr. West, a house agent in connection with Colonel Du Platt Taylor, to purchase a house for him for 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the Heath field estate; he said two houses, Heath field House and Alfred House, belonged to him—he said he was a pensioner from the army, and that he had left his pension papers as I asked him with Mr. Law—he said Mr.Larkin held the leases for a deposit of 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that he had on the two houses, and that was all he had for mortgage on them—I gave him 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on that day—on 23rd January I received this telegram "Have</p>
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<p>lost my dear girl. See you Tuesday. Fountain"—after receiving that the prisoner called on me; he was crying, and said his daughter was a schoolmistress at a Board School at Hammersmith, and had died suddenly through a fright, and would I lend him more money to bury her—I lent him 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and introduced him to my tailor, as his clothes were rather shabby—I lent him the various sums believing what he stated was perfectly genuine, if I had not I should not have lent it—I went on lending him money—on 16th February he put his name to this document, the body of which I wrote. (
<hi rend="italic">This was to the effect that Fountain owed Hudson</hi> 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">up to date, and with expenses, &c</hi>, 57
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.) On 6th April I received this letter in the prisoner's handwriting. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he would call on Tuesday and arrange with him on the new building going on at Willesden Park, so that Hudson could have half on the first advance and the on the second, but that Hudson should keep his own counsel; that Palmer had deluded him and had had most part of Hudson's money, but that Hudson should have all shortly.</hi>) About that time I communicated with the police—I am not certain whether I had already done so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not lend you 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on each of the first two advances and add 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to each 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for interest—I gave you the whole 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—then I gave you a cheque for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I stopped that cheque at the bank—that was the transaction on the Heath field and Alfred houses—you gave me a Bill of Exchange for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; you had no account—I paid it into the bank when I had made arrangements—it was brought to me to alter into a promissory note—at the Falcon I gave you 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more when the bill was brought—the fifth instalment I gave you was 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.: for wages—the next one I gave to Mr. James Doughty, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; you sent him with a letter—I paid a friend of yours several sums—on the 8th I gave Mr. Palmer 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and we went and had drinks—on the 9th I went with Mr. Law to look at the leases, and saw papers that I supposed were leases—you did not pay for steak and potatoes and a bottle of claret out of a sovereign I gave you at the Horseshoe on the 11th—I lent you money to go to Derby to meet your brothers, the parson and the builder—the bill for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was not given before the money was advanced; it was passed through my bank and returned, marked "No account"—you had no account at either of the banks—I did not discount it; I did not say I would—I cashed it in the usual way and sent your friend Doughty to stop it the day it was due—you sent your man down to ask me to withdraw it—there was not 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. between us for cab-hire, and there were not four bottles of champagne that you and Mr. Law had at the restaurant—we had two bottles between the three of us—I believe on 7th February you telegraphed to me to meet you at Kensington at Mr. Bird's; Mr. Law attended as well to peruse the leases—the leases were perused by Mr. Law a week afterwards and were to be taken up, but I was deluded by the man that ought to have taken them up—it is not true that there was 121
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and that Palmer owed you 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and that the leases were drawn up, 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. being the sale price, with 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the insurance, or that you signed them, and Mr. Law acted for you and me—you tried to get 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more out of me—I did not write a letter to the effect that I agreed to take that money on Martin's mortgage—I did not go to Mr. Hooper's office and ask for my letters back; I went there, and ho said your name was not Fountain but Satchfield or Satchfield King.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I lent the prisoner 57
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. afterwards to his friend Palmer, to bury his boy—he brought Palmer and his wife too to me—when I lent the money I had seen the two houses, Heathfield and Alfred Houses, at Willesden, and had taken my builder up to look at them, and the other houses as well, to try and find them; I found one on the estate and the other did not exist, that was the Alfred House that he borrowed the money from Mr. Martin on—Martin told me the prisoner borrowed money on this house that did not exist—I found one of them did not exist at Willesden.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-102" type="surname" value="LAW"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM RUSSELL"/>WILLIAM RUSSELL LAW</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 66, Holborn Viaduct—the prosecutor is my client—on 16th January the prisoner came to me with the prosecutor's card, and at his request I wrote a letter—on 17th January the prisoner and prosecutor came together—the prisoner made a statement in the prosecutor's presence, I made a note of it at the time, I remember the effect of it—it was that in consequence of a letter I had written, certain securities had been deposited at the Oxford Street Branch of the Capital and Counties Bank, and he should be able to clear them by Thursday—I had received no reply to the letter I had written, at that time; I did not for some days—on 25th January I received this letter from Messrs. Burchall and Co.; I showed it to the prisoner the next day. (
<hi rend="italic">This letter was to the effect that Mr. Law's letter of</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th, re Alfred Fountain, must have been addressed to them in error, as they did not act for the executors or trustees, and that they had inquired of other firms whose names resembled their own, but that they knew nothing of the matter.</hi>) When I showed that to the prisoner he said he could not understand it; he thought it must be some mistake—the prosecutor was present—the prisoner said he was entitled to certain moneys under the bankruptcy of Lord Henry Lennox—I asked him for authority to go to the Official Receiver—I knew the day before that the prosecutor had lent the prisoner money—the prisoner signed this authority ("Please pay to my solicitors Messrs. Law, the amount payable to me under the bankruptcy of Lord Henry Lennox.") The prisoner said when that was received it could be retained, and Mr. Hudson could be repaid the money he had advanced—on 25th January I went to Somerset House to search for the will of Charlotte Fountain—I searched before and after the date February 1885, I did not find the will—on 25th January the bill for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was brought, and the prisoner said he had given that to Mr. Hudson to secure the moneys he had advanced—Hudson said he would pay it in, (
<hi rend="italic">The bill was read as follows:—"</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th January. Four days after date I promise to pay to my order</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for value received. Payable at the Capital and Counties Bank, Oxford Street, Branch. Alfred Fountain."</hi>) He said he would have money there to meet it—in consequence of a communication from Messrs. Shepherd and Bird, I saw the prisoner on 2nd February, he told me he was about to purchase two leases from Palmer, and he would be assisted in the purchase by a loan from a man named By water, and I attended on 3rd February in consequence at Shepherd and Bird's office, and I there saw two leases for sale from Palmer to Fountain; each lease was for 225
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to go on mortgage; it was represented that Palmer owed Fountain money; Fountain would retain a certain quantity of it to pay off Hudson; it was all dependent on By water coming to pay the 450
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; By water never came, and nothing came of it—the prisoner spoke of By water, and told me to inquire for</p>
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<p>him at Courts' Bank—I believe inquiries have been made, I did not inquire; these transactions fell through—I have caused inquiries to be made after By water in another quarter—I was examined before the Magistrate prior to the close of my evidence; the prisoner said he should plead guilty to this charge; he was asked if he would ask me any question.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I understood you to say you should plead guilty—you have written to say you would pay the money—since this prosecu
<lb/>tion you have offered to give me two guarantees that it should be paid—I wrote to Mr. Martin when you asked me; he came and saw me—he did not speak very highly of you—I was acting for Mr. Hudson, to get him paid—I acted for you as well in that way; you gave me instructions to get the money—you always professed to be willing to pay Hudson out of the 21,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Martin said if the property was worth the security he would advance the amount—I wrote to Hooper once, I believe; I could see the only object of Martin was to get 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.he had lent you—he said he should have nothing more to do with you unless he had the 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that you had from him—you gave me a letter to give to Knight and Deacon—you said the two houses were yours, subject to a small payment to them—you gave me a letter in the matter of Lord Lennox—there was no proof that you were entitled to money; the Official Receiver said your name did not appear in the list of creditors; he said the estate was distributed, and no money was to be paid to you or anybody else.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The proof was admitted, it was a bill for 240
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; it was in the name of Sitchfield—I investigated the matters about the will and the bankruptcy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-103" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM KEMP</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Oxford Street branch of the Capital and Counties Bank—Alfred Fountain never had an account at that bank—during this year no deeds or securities have been brought into this bank and deposited there on his behalf—no arrangements have been made for clearing any dividend warrants on his behalf—I saw the prisoner about the 17th January—he said he was entitled to a large sum of money under a will, and he wished to open an account with it—he did not open an account.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You saw the manager on 21st January—I referred you to him—I don't think you said Mr. Hudson was going to advance you 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; you mentioned the fact of accepting a bill at the bank; they did not bring a bill to me at the bank—it was presented on the day of the date.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-104" type="surname" value="WILMOT"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILMOT</persName> </hi>. I am ledger-keeper at the National Bank, King's Cross Branch—I know the prisoner: he has had no account at our branch—he came to open an account, and signed our book to that effect, but that was all, he never deposited any money—this bill has not passed through us, it is payable at the Capital and Counties Bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-105" type="surname" value="HEWSON"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-105" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HEWSON</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at Knight, Deacon and Co.'s, the owners of the Heathfield Estate, Willesden Green—there is no Alfred House on that estate; there is a Heathfield House there, it belongs to Freeman and Co.—the prisoner has never built any house on that estate, he is not interested at all in any house on that estate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I remember you coming—I do not know why you could not carry out this undertaking—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) about paying</p>
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<p>20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the corner plot and going on with the building, has nothing to do with the Heathfield and Alfred Houses; the writing is Mr. Deacon's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-106" type="surname" value="MOODY"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-106" type="given" value="RICHARD QUILLER"/>RICHARD QUILLER MOODY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the War Office—I have examined the books of the pensioners from the Royal Engineers—there is no pensioner of the name of Alfred Fountain—I do not know of the prisoner as being a pensioner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated he had no intention of defrauding Hudson, and that it was a civil, and not a criminal matter.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-540-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. **—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-540-18880528 t18880528-540-punishment-26"/>There was another indictment against the prisoner.—Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>541.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WAKEMAN</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880528-541-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-541-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>, Unlawfully and indecently assaulting
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-108" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-108" type="age" value="9"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-541-offence-1 t18880528-name-108"/>Jane Padbury</persName>, nine years of age.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RODGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18880528-541-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-541-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-541-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY ecommended to mercy by the Jury, as they thought he was drunk at the time.—</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18880528-541-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-541-18880528 t18880528-541-punishment-27"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>542.
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<interp inst="def1-542-18880528" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-542-18880528" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def1-542-18880528" type="surname" value="HOLES"/>
<interp inst="def1-542-18880528" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED HOLES</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18880528-542-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-542-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-542-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an order for the payment of 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RODGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRONG</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-110" type="surname" value="BOCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-110" type="given" value="FRANCIS NORMAN"/>FRANCIS NORMAN BOCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher of Brompton Road—on the last Friday in April the prisoner came in—I was very busy and my attention was called by one of my men—I went to the desk, and my young lady asked me if I would cash a cheque for a Mr. Walford, a customer of mine, of Cornwall Gardens—I said "I have no change, but I will back it and the young man can run over and cash it"—I was about to do it when my young lady gave me a glance and I looked at the cheque and found it was not Mr. Walford's cheque—I asked for my entry-book and found Mr. Walford's cheques were on Sir Samuel Scott's Bank—I said "Are you living in Mr. Walford's house?"—he was dressed in a gentleman's servant's clothes—he said "No, I am a friend of the housekeeper"—I said I should not cash it—he said he felt surprised, and that he would ran back and tell the housekeeper—he left—if he had been living at the place he said he was going to he would have turned to the left, but instead of that he turned to the right—I followed him up the road, and coming on one of my neigh-bouring tradespeople I had a conversation with him—the prisoner stopped whenever he saw me stop; I at last crossed the road and met him—he said "Oh, I have had the cheque cashed"—I said "Where?"—he said "Oh, a butcher's up the road"—I said "I am his butcher"—he said "I got it cashed at the corner of Sloane Street"—I said "How did you get it cashed?"—he said "It is immaterial to you"—I said "You tried to
<hi rend="italic">rush</hi> me and I have a right to know"—"Don't touch me," he said—a crowd came and a constable came up—I asked the constable to ask him a few questions—I said to him "You knew this to be a downright swindle?"—he said "It is a swindle"—I said if he would show me the man that put him up to it I would exonerate him—this is the cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the constable took him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw the man before—I said I would exonerate him if he told me who gave him the cheque, because I wanted to find out if he had accomplices and who they were.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-111" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EVANS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 270). Mr. Bocock gave the prisoner into my custody and charged him with attempting to obtain 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by fraud,</p>
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<p>by means of this cheque—I took him to the station; after being there some time I went to Mrs. Quinney, housekeeper to Mr. Walford, at Cornwall Gardens, who said she knew nothing about the cheque—I searched and found on him four pawn-tickets, relating to clothes, and several letters.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-112" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-112" type="surname" value="QUINNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-112" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA QUINNEY</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper to Mr. Walford—this is not his signature to this cheque—I know nothing about the cheque except through these proceedings—Mr. Walford banks at Sir Samuel Scott's, not at the London and County.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure this is not Mr. Walford's writing, I have seen it for a great many years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-113" type="surname" value="GREENWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-113" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER GREENWOOD</persName> </hi>. This cheque form was issued to A. Mills and Company—there is no connection between them and Mr. Walford.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-114" type="surname" value="MIDDLETON"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-114" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MIDDLETON</persName> </hi>. I have been a tobacconist at 24, Stockbridge Terrace, Victoria, for 12 months—on 30th April the prisoner came to my shop—another man came, whose name I did not know, who had been a customer of mine for a long time, but for some time previous had been away; he was dressed in rather a flash kind of manner—he asked me if I knew of a servant that would suit him to sent to a friend in Brighton; I said I did not; he asked me if the young man that was there last summer was about still; I said yes—I concluded it was the prisoner—he asked where the young man was; I said "I think he is lodging in York Street; be is out of a situation, and I should think he would be a likely young man to suit you "; so I sent him down—he went away, he made arrangements with him—after that I saw him and he said he had to go to meet him at Tottenham Court Road; he thanked me for recommending him and said he had got the engagement.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The last conversation was five or six weeks ago, I should think.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A witness gave the prisoner a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-542-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-542-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his youth and good character.—</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-542-18880528 t18880528-542-punishment-28"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>543.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH HARRIS</hi> (40)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH MONTAGUE</hi> (48)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the goods and money of
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RODGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 3rd May, shortly after 6 p.m., I was in St. Paul's Churchyard—I saw the two prisoners, and in consequence of their suspicious movements watched them—I saw Harris force her way into a crowd, where several ladies were, and put her hand into the folds of a lady's dress, Montague following and covering her—they walked down St. Paul's Churchyard, and repeated the same thing six times, chiefly with ladies occupied in looking into shop-windows—they walked on to Ludgate Hill—there was a crowd there, chiefly of ladies—Harris went and put her hands into the folds of a lady's dress, Montague following and covering her—they left that lady and walked across Ludgate Hill—I spoke to the lady and, from what she said to me, I went after the two prisoners, and caught them in Dolphin Court—I caught hold of both of them and said "I am a police officer; I shall charge you with stealing a purse from a lady's dress-pocket on Ludgate Hill"—</p>
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<p>Montague said "Nonsense, you have made a mistake"—-Harris made no reply-immediately after a constable in uniform came up; I handed Harris to him—as we were passing through Dolphin Court Harris threw this purse away; I picked it up—I took them to the station, and charged them with stealing a purse containing 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 0 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and bronze, and memorandums—in answer to the charge Harris said "I don't know that other woman; I never saw her before in my life"—Montague said "I don't know Harris either; I never saw her before"—Montague was covering Harris all the time—I caught hold of both at the same time; they were together.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-120" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA SECRETAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frederick Robert Secretan—on 3rd May I was on Ludgate Hill, looking in at Bennett Brothers, when from what the officer said to me I felt in my pocket, and found my purse was gone; this is it—there was about 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in it and some papers; my name was in it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harris</hi>. I did not see you till the officer took you—I did not feel a hand in my pocket; I felt some one very close to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Montague in her defence said she only met Harris at a quarter past 6 on this afternoon, and that she sauntered up and down with no intention of stealing.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Harris in her defence said Montague was a stranger to her.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Harris then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>** to a conviction of felony in
<hi rend="italic">March</hi>, 1887,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Bennett, and Montague to one in April</hi>, 1887.
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-543-18880528 t18880528-543-punishment-30"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RODGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SALTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-123" type="given" value="DOMINIC"/>DOMINIC BROSMAN</persName> </hi>. I deal in foreign stamps, principally spoilt ones—I live at Walham Green—my father is a salesman in Covent Garden Market—on the Saturday previous to the prisoner's arrest I saw him in Mr. Bennett's shop, 49, Holywell Street, Strand, where he offered some stamps to Mr. Bennett, who said that he did not care to buy, but that I might—on the following Monday I saw the prisoner in the same shop selling stamps to Mr. Bennett, and I bought some more stamps on the same terms as before—I recognised among them a stamp which Miss Fernley, who has a shop in London Wall, had lost previously—Mr. Bennett bought it—when the prisoner left the shop I followed him; he went into a public-house in the street leading to the Temple station—I fetched a constable there, but the prisoner had gone—one day later in the week I was in the shop again, when the prisoner came in—I asked him if he had a stamp, a 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. green Nevis, that Miss Fernley described to me as one she had lost, and he said yes, he would bring it up—I went out and got a constable—I bought 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps of him the first time and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the second.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should call the dealing in foreign stamps a large trade—I sell to people who have a fancy for making collections—Mr. Bennett is a very large dealer—on 5th, 7th, and 10th May the prisoner came in and offered stamps for sale in the regular way of business—on two occasions I bought some—I only saw them as Mr. Bennett passed them through his hands—I heard from Miss Fernley of her loss about</p>
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<p>the day of the second visit—it was spread abroad among dealers pretty soon—I think the prisoner looked rather closely at some stamps, as if he were near-sighted—I think the constable asked the prisoner to account for the stamps—he did not say they were given him to sell; I believe he mumbled something; I don't recollect what passed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-124" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY FERNLEY</persName> </hi>. I deal in foreign stamps, at 51/2, Leather sellers' Buildings, City, where I have half a shop—on 3rd April I went to business at 11.30, and when I went in the shop I put my bag on the counter and went across to speak to Mrs. Gale—a man came in to buy a stud; I said I would serve him for her; I did so; he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but I had no change; he said "Never mind, I won't have the stud; "Isaid I would go next door and get change—I was not gone two minutes, and when I came back I gave the man the change, and then I found my bag was gone—I am sure no other people entered the shop—not five minutes had elapsed from the time I came in till the time I missed the bag—these books were in my bag—I cannot say whether the prisoner is the man that came into my shop—it was a very dark morning, and the shop is dark—I always burn a lamp in the shop, and I had not lit it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should think I lost about 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of stamps—I know the prisoner has 20 or 30 years' good character—he works at a place about 200 yards from my shop; I have no recollection of seeing him before—I put up a notice in my window saying what I had lost; it remained there till the prisoner was taken—I took no steps to spread it among the people of my trade in London—I think every one that came to my shop knew what had happened—I said in the notice that any one found doing business with these stamps would be prosecuted—I did not say I could recognise them all again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-125" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 444). On 10th May I was called to 49, Holywell Street by Brosman, and saw the prisoner in the shop with several stamps on the counter—I was told they were stolen, and I said I should take him into custody, and he would have to come to Bow Street with me—he said he would come with me—I took him to the station, where I asked him where he got them from—he said "A friend of mine gave them to me to sell for him"—I said "Who is your friend?"—he said "I shall not tell you; I would rather ruin myself than ruin my friend"—I found on him these packages of stamps.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Before I went in Brosman said they were stolen stamps—the prisoner did all he could to assist the police—he told me where all the other stamps were, and gave me the key.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-126" type="surname" value="WACKETT"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-126" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WACKETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 10th May I went to 19, Penton Place, the prisoner's private address—he had handed me some keys—I found his wife was not in, but I found her in the neighbourhood, and told her my business; she showed me a chest of drawers on the ground floor—with the keys the prisoner had given me I opened the end drawer and found five of these packets in it—Miss Fernley, who was with me, identified the stamps as hers—I went back to where he was employed, in the Marine Insurance Company, Capel Court, and with another key on the same bunch I found these books—he did all he could to assist us in recovering the property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I noticed he wore glasses when writing down his address, and so forth—I knew from what his wife told me that he was blind in one eye—I made inquiries as to his character, and found he had</p>
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<p>been for many years with the Marine Insurance Company as a messenger, and that he had been employed by Ring and Brymer, the refreshment contractors, to go out as head waiter and butler.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-127" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-127" type="surname" value="FERNLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-127" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY FERNLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">He-examined</hi>). These are my stamps.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SALTER</hi>. I did not notice whether the man that came in wore a great-coat or not—I was not away two minutes when I went for change—I rent one-half of Mrs. Gale's shop—I left the man with her—she was sitting in her arm-chair at the back of the shop—she was there when I got back, she never got up off her seat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">of receiving.—Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his previous good character.—Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen.</hi> </p>
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<p>545.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN CRANE</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18880528-545-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to five indictments for I feloniously setting fire to certain haystacks, belonging to different I persons.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-545-18880528 t18880528-545-punishment-32"/>Mr. Gilbert, surgeon of Holloway Prison, and Dr. Forshall, of Highgate, I deposed to the prisoner being of weak intellect; and his father entered into I recognisances to bring him up for judgment if called upon.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ABRAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a coal merchant, and reside at 201, I Commercial Road. On 21st April, about half past 10 p.m., I was driving I down the Fairfield Road, Bow; I had just reached the corner of Blondin I Street when I saw a number of people collected outside a public-house, I I don't know the name of it—I saw the prisoner strike the deceased about I the head and face with her hands—the deceased's husband came up and I separated them; he was knocked down by four or five young men; the prisoner then came from the pavement into the road and again knocked the deceased about the head and face, took hold of her hair and pulled her on to the flag-stones; whether her hands were entangled in her hair I could not say; the deceased came down on the flag-stones on her hands—a stout woman ran across the road and picked her up, and said "My God! the woman is killed," and sat her against the public-house, but she fell forward on to the flag-stones—I got out of my trap, and saw that she had a terrific wound in the centre of the forehead, and blood was flowing very fast—the prisoner went away; she did not run, she walked rather smartly down Lincoln Street; I got into my trap again, and followed her for about three-quarters of an hour, intending to give her into custody, when she quickly ran into a house—some boys told me her name, and I went to the police-station and left my address and the prisoner's—I found out from the boys that she lived at 13, Queen Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The deceased's husband had separated them when I came up—he was six or seven yards from his wife when he was knocked down—he was on one side of the cellar-flap, she was on the other, from two to three feet from it—I have since looked at it and measured the</p>
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<p>distance—it is a wooden flap with iron nails—the deceased fell on her face within two or three feet of it—the prisoner released her hands from the deceased's hair as she was falling, before she fell to the ground there was no blood on her face then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ASTELL</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker, of 36, Blondin Street, Fairfield Road—the deceased, Annie Hannah Astell, was my wife, and was 40 years of age—on Saturday, 21st April, she was at work at home during the afternoon—she went out in the evening, about 10 o'clock, with Mrs. Dean, I remained at home—I afterwards went to the Caledonian Arms, at the corner of the street, with Arthur Wood—I found my wife and Mrs. Dean there, and the prisoner; I had half-a-pint of ale which I paid for—my wife was perfectly sober—there were four young men and another young woman there—some of the young men knew Wood, and they handed him a pot of ale to drink out of—he said u There is no harm in asking a friend," meaning me—they said "No"—my wife objected, and said if I had not got enough to pay for a glass she would pay for one for me—the prisoner was there at the time, drinking along with her friends; some bad language was used by them, and the landlord had to eject them—I and my wife remained—after several minutes my wife went out; the landlord persuaded her to go out at the back door-followed in a few seconds; when I got out I found that my wife had been struck—I accused the prisoner of striking her—she turned row and said "Yes, you b——, and I will strike you," which she did, on my left eye—I then made a blow at her, I don't believe I struck her; I made a blow at her in retaliation, and as I did so, someone knocked me senseless to the ground—when I recovered I found my wife standing up against the window, attended to by Mrs. Dean—I could not say what the state of her head was, I was hardly conscious myself—she was taken home, and then to the hospital—I saw her on the Sunday, and had some conversation with her about her injuries—she knew me; she did not know she was dying—the last time I saw her was on Tuesday, at 5 o'clock; she died at half-past 7 on Wednesday evening.
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was about 10 when I went to the public-house—I had been to Hackney, and had several glasses before, and another pint after I came home—I had not had any words with my wife in the public house—I went to take my wife's part, to separate her from the prisoner, when I was knocked down—the blow the prisoner gave me was not a severe one, it did not hurt me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-133" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET DEAN</persName> </hi>. I went with Mrs. Astell to the public-house—as soon as she came in there was a quarrel with the prisoner and some Young chaps, and the landlord put them out—I saw Mrs. Astell go out, I went out a little after her—the prisoner knocked her down—I crossed the road and saw nothing more—I took her home and then to the hospital—I did not see in what part the prisoner struck her, she struck her in the face first in the public-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The deceased had not her sleeves rolled up when she came out of the public-house—she did not offer to fight the prisoner; I did not see her strike her—the prisoner slapped her in the face in the public-house, and she knocked her down outside with her fist, I supposes—she did not fall down; she was knocked down—there was a fight between the two women.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-134" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GILLETT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Caledonian Arms—on the 21st deceased</p>
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<p>was in my house with Mrs. Dean—the husband came in afterwards—the prisoner was also there—I put my hand on her shoulder, and said "You had better go outside"—she said "Don't handle me; I will walk out"—Astell and his wife remained inside—the prisoner kept pushing the door open, and making use of bad language; she wanted the deceased to come out and fight, and she made a blow at her—I advised the deceased to go home, and she left, and I thought there would be an end of it—I heard some fighting outside, but I did not go out; I stood at the door and prevented their coming in again—my cellar-flap is studded with iron nails.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner and her companions came in first, and then the deceased and her husband and Wood—the deceased was quite sober, so was the prisoner; the only one who had had a little drink was Abtell—the beginning of the quarrel was by one of the prisoner's companions asking Astell to drink—the deceased said "We don't want to drink with them, have you not had enough of them?"—soon after the prisoner commenced calling the deceased Astell, which she resented—the nails on my cellar-flap were iron nails, which project above the wood about three-quarters of an inch; they were put on simply to prevent boys dancing on it—the prisoner had another girl with her and four young men.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-135" type="given" value="HENRY GRANTHAM"/>HENRY GRANTHAM LYE</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at the London Hospital on 21st April, when the deceased was brought there about half-past 11—she had a very severe wound over the forehead, and bruises over both eyes; the bone was lain bare—I attended to her—she died in the hospital on the 25th, at half past 7 in the evening—I made a post-mortem examination; the cause of death was inflammation of the membranes of the brain, due to a fracture of the skull which we then discovered—I have heard a good deal of the evidence in this case—I believe the violence stated caused the wound which caused the death.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have stated that in my opinion it was caused by a blunt object, such as a rough paving-stone—I have heard the nails described in the cellar-flap—the head of one nail would not do it, several might; that would be consistent with the wounds I saw; a blow with a fist would not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It was one continuous wound, but a jagged one—a fall against a single nail would not cause so long a cut; this was two inches in length.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-136" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterer—I was in the Caledonian public-house on this night—a disturbance occurred between Astell and Ward—first of all Mrs. Astell commenced to quarrel with her husband, and called the prisoner some foul names for offering her husband some beer—Ward started quarrelling with her, and the landlord ordered them out—Ward went out first, and Mrs. Astell went out rolling up her sleeves, and said she would fight only the one, and she and Ward had a fight outside—there was no blow struck I think, they were hugging one another about then—Astell came out; he was the worse for liquor; he fell down—Mrs. Astell went to get away from Ward and fell over her husband's legs as he was lying on the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was lying near the cellar-flap—the women each had the other by the hair—I knew Astell before, not Ward.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-137" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber—I went with Astell to the Caledonian</p>
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<p>—we had a glass of ale there—a young man named Chambers put his head round from another compartment and asked Astell to have a drink with him—Mrs. Astell began a bother with that man—I went out, and Chambers also, and he knocked their heads together—Ward offered me the pot to drink out of, and I handed it to Astell—his wife said he should not drink out of it—I did not hear Ward say anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the two women fall together outside, the deceased was underneath, she fell over her husband's legs—she did not fall near the cellar-flap.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was an indictment for an assault on the same person, upon which no evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>,</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-142" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and live in Clarendon Terrace, Maida Vale—on Saturday night, 19th April, about 20 minutes past 11, I went into the Red Lion, Edgware Road—I saw the prisoner there; he was a stranger to me—an altercation took place between him and another man, and the prisoner left the house—I saw him come in again, and the altercation was resumed—I saw them standing in front of one another, and I saw the prisoner pull out a pistol and point it at the other; he put up his hand to protect himself, and I heard the pistol fired off; it went off a second time, and I was hit by a third shot in the hip—between the second and third shots the barman had jumped over the counter and seized the prisoner—I was taken to a hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> After this the prisoner expressed great sorrow for what he had done, and for a while he did what he could for me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 98). I was called to the Red Lion on the 12th—I saw Edwards there; I saw that he had been injured—the prisoner was given into my custody—the landlord handed me this revolver; it was loaded in two chambers, three were empty—I found six cartridges in the prisoner's pocket; he was very excited—he said "I only did it to frighten them."</p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-548-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY of unlawful wounding.—</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-548-18880528 t18880528-548-punishment-34"/>Two Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR.POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYDENHAM JONES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended, at the request of the Court.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES CAMEEON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 25). On 26th December, about 20 minutes to 12 at night, I was in the neighbourhood of Manchester Street, in uniform—I heard the police whistle blown; I hurried to the spot, and found a large and disorderly crowd there, and three constables with two men in custody, one of whom I afterwards found to be the prisoner's son; they were in a doorway, the constables having them as prisoners—I made my way through the crowd to the doorstep, where they were standing; I</p>
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<p>drew my truncheon and turned my lamp on the crowd—I saw the prisoner standing in front of the crowd; he rushed up to me, apparently to strike me; I struck him on the shoulder with my truncheon; a few seconds after wards he rushed up to me again in a stooping position, and struck me a blow in the left hip, and afterwards in the left groin—I felt no immediate pain from the stab in the hip, but I felt an unusual stinging pain from the blow in the groin—I did not see anything in his hand—he disappeared again—I assisted my brother-constables in taking the two men who were in custody, to the station—on my way the prisoner came up behind me a third time and was about to strike me, but was either knocked, aside by the crowd or some of the police, I cannot say which; he failed to strike me—he then disappeared again; that was the last I saw of him—as I proceeded up Hine Street, I found blood trickling down my leg; my trousers pocket was perfectly saturated with blood—I dropped in rear of the crowd, to see if I could find the prisoner—I could not so, and I went to the station and was immediately afterwards taken to the Middlesex Hospital—I was an in-patient there until 7th January—I was incapacitated from duty 45 days completely, and for 14 days partially, from the injuries—no one else struck me but the prisoner—I gave information about the matter—I did not see the prisoner again till the 6th of May—on that day, at 2 a.m., I went to 27, Ogle Street, Tottenham Court Road, with two other officers—I found the prisoner there in bed; his wife and two daughters were also there, and his son who had been in custody—when we entered the room the prisoner said "God strike me blind! I never struck a policeman in my life"—that was prior to our telling him the charge—I understood that Wallis had told him the charge was for stabbing Sergeant cameron, on the night of 6th December 1887—he said "All right, I will come"—when charged at the station he said he was at home and in bed at the time, and he did not know till the next morning that his son was locked up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a clear, bright moonlight night on 26th December, it was Boxing-night, there was a lamp within two or three yards from where I stood—I could not have arrested the prisoner at the time, we had quite enough to do to keep those who were in custody—we kept observation on his lodging, but failed to trace him—I had no difficulty in recognising him—I turned my light on and saw his countenance fully—I gave a description of him—I did not know him before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ANDREWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 237
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). On the night of 26th December I was on duty in Manchester Street—I heard the police whistle and went up, I was in uniform—I saw a large crowd of people—I made my way through and saw two prisoners in custody in a doorway, and three constables there; the prisoner's son was one of those in custody—I assisted to take him to the station—as soon as I got hold of him I saw the prisoner attack Sergeant cameron twice, in the lower part of the body—I did not see anything in his hand—I saw him further down Manchester Street, that was the last time I saw him until he was in custody—I knew him before by sight, not by name—I am quite sure he is the man that struck the two blows—I tried to find him, but was not able to find him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a bright moonlight night and almost close under a lamp—there was a large crowd, and there were struggles with</p>
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<p>the prisoner—I saw the prisoner strike the sergeant—I saw him for about ten minutes, from first to last, and am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-147" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-147" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 183). On the night of 26th December, about 12.30, I heard a police whistle in Manchester Street—I went there and saw a crowd, and in the middle of the crowd two men in custody—I went to assist, and took the prisoner's son to the station—I saw the prisoner there—Cameron was standing between us—I did not see the prisoner do anything to him—as we went to the station I saw the prisoner following us—I have known him for some years—I knew his name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a large crowd, and a good deal of struggling and hustling—I did not see any instrument in the hands of the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-148" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WALLIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 165). On 26th December I had the prisoner's son in custody in Manchester Street—I saw the prisoner there at the time; I knew him by sight, not by name—I afterwards tried to find him, but was not able—on 6th May I went with other officers to 27, Ogle Street, and found the prisoner in his bedroom with his wife and family—the son spoke first—he said "God blind me! They are going to put you away"—the prisoner said "God strike me dead! I never struck a policeman in my life"—he was told the charge, and was taken to the station, and the charge entered against him of stabbing Sergeant Cameron—he said he never did it—I knew where he was employed—I made inquiries there, and found he had drawn his money and left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a large unruly crowd, and a good deal of struggling—we had some difficulty with the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-149" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-149" type="surname" value="DUDLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-149" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DUDLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a builder at 127, Crawford Street, Marylebone—on the night of 26th December I heard the sound of police whistles in Manchester Street—I went there and saw a number of policemen taking two prisoners, and the crowd gathering round, and at the same time Sergeant Cameron was defending his men and keeping the crowd off—there was great confusion; I got close on the kerb—I saw the prisoner rush up in a stooping position and make a blow at the left side of the sergeant's stomach—I saw something in his hand, I could not swear what it was, it glistened like a knife; the time was so short I could not recognise it—I gave a description of the man afterwards, and after that I went to Newgate, where I saw the prisoner among eight others—I recognised him; I have no doubt he is the man that struck the blow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I did not know the prisoner before. I saw him in the crowd.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not swear what he had in his hand—the blows I saw struck were struck in the stomach; there was a crowd and disturbance there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NISBET</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Jenks and Wood, of 63, Berners Street, Oxford Street—the prisoner was employed by that firm as a labourer up to 30th December last year, when he left about 3 o'clock, giving as a reason, the death of a relative in the country—about half a week's money was owing to him at that time; he drew that and went away—he said, as far as I recollect, that the relative was his sister, or his father's sister—either I or the governor said we thought it strange that he should go—the prisoner seemed to appear as if he wanted to go—he has never come back to work since that date; he held a very good</p>
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<p>character while he was in the firm as a very peaceable man; there was nothing against him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had been five or six months in our employment—I could not tell what wages he had—he held the character of being a very peaceable man, inoffensive in every way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. This is not the regular day a man would leave employment; it was Friday, and men would leave on Saturday—we reckon time from Saturday to Saturday, and pay on Friday night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-151" type="surname" value="BACKHOUSE"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BACKHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Coffee-house, Charlton Street, Euston Road—at Christmas last I was employed at the Champion public-house, Wells Street, Oxford Street—I knew the prisoner as coming there almost daily, for six months or so—three or four days after Christmas, in the morning, he came to the bar and said he had drawn his money, he did not say from whom, and he was going to clear out; he had had a few—with the police—I have not seen him since.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> I am fully innocent of the charge.I was in bed at the time, and knew nothing about my son being arrested till the next morning."</p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-549-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY of wounding with intent to disable.—</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Mag</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR.FOULKES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-156" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HARDY</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet-maker, of 73, Fellow Street, Kingsland Road—on 15th April, about 1 a.m., I was in Fellow Street; a man asked me the time; I told him, and received a blow behind, and was knocked down and robbed of 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and my scarf pin—I cried out "Don't murder me"—Sergeant Campion came up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I walked home—the next day was Sunday—I went to the police-court on Monday, but I have not quite recovered yet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-157" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-157" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER CAMPION</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi> 15). On 15th April, about 1 a.m.,</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say whether it could be worn as a cap—the prisoner gave Hardy a deliberate blow on his chest, not a shove.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-158" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DOWER</persName> </hi>. I live at 128, Weymouth Street—I was in How Street, and heard some one say "Don't murder me; don't hurt me"—I saw Hardy on the ground, struggling with the prisoner, who was on the top of him—he ran away, and the policeman ran after him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I lost sight of the prisoner, but I saw his face and know him; I did not know him before; I am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-551-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-551-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. *—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK BEENNAN</hi> (21)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-552-offence-1 t18880528-name-160"/>Donald Nichol</persName>, and stealing a chain, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-161" type="surname" value="NICHOL"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-161" type="given" value="DONALD"/>DONALD NICHOL</persName> </hi>, J.P. I live at 29, Buckland Terrace, Hampstead, and am a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers—on Saturday, May 5th, I was standing on the steps of a house in Fifth Street, Soho, waiting to be let in, and the prisoner forced his way between me and the door, and seized my watch-chain—two other men were close behind—I seized my watch and kept hold of it, but the prisoner wrenched my chain away, and struck me on my mouth, and cut my lip through, and broke a tooth; there was something very hard in his hand, a
<hi rend="italic">knuckleduster</hi>, I imagine—I struck out right and left; one of them cried out "Step it," and they all ran away—I followed about 20 yards, and was gaining on them when one of them stopped short, put his leg out, and I went over on my head; my forehead was very much contused, and I sprained my arm very badly, and have had it in a sling ever since—I was insensible till I was picked up—I described the men, and several days afterwards I went to the police-station, saw several men, and picked the prisoner out—I am sure he is the man—I have not recovered my chain; it was worth 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I am certain you are the man—you wore a dark overcoat and a stiff billycock hat—I do not think the other men at the station were old enough to be your father, but there was no other man of your appearance—there was a peculiai look about your eyes on 5th May which I see now—if you had two black eyes when you were at the station, I very likely gave them to you; I did my best.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-162" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS ROEBUCK</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 50, Old Compton Street, about 50 yards from this spot—on May 5th, about 4.30 p.m., I saw the prosecutor pass my shop—I had seen the prisoner pass previously; he stole the chain and ran down the street—he afterwards put out his leg and tripped the prosecutor up, and he fell—the prisoner ran past me, and I saw him put something glittering into his pocket—I afterwards picked him out from a group, and am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-163" type="surname" value="TAKE"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-163" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TAKE</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher's assistant in Old Compton Street—on Saturday, May 5th, I was at Mr. Roebuck's shop and saw the prisoner pass—I am sure he is the man—I saw the prosecutor also.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I picked you out at the station—you had a bruise on your nose and one on your eye.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-164" type="surname" value="DARBY"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-164" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DARBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 314). On May 5th the prosecutor gave me information, and I looked out, and on the 16th I saw the prisoner in Great St. Andrew Street with three others—I followed him into the Grapes public-house, had a good look at him, told him I was a police-officer and should take him for being concerned with two other men in assaulting Mr. Nichol—he said "I will go with you quietly"—I placed him with five men at the station, and the prosecutor and witnesses identified him—the other men were not old enough to be his father.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told the Magistrate that they were similar to yourself—two of them were close-shaved—I saw you a week after the robbery, but was not quite certain you were the man; your face was puffed up as if you had received blows—there was no blood on your shirt—I took you past the shop where the two witnesses were because it was the nearest way to the station—I did not take you round the bye-streets because of the mob which followed you, knowing I should be set upon and lose you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I heard nothing of this robbery till the 16th, and before I got to the station they had got five men there. There was nothing the matter with my face, it was in the same condition as it is now. They put a chair in front of me; I said "I will step away from that chair," out the detective said "Keep where you are," and said to the prosecutor when he came in, "Would you like a chair?" he said "Yes," and the Detective placed it in front of me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18880528-552-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-552-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-552-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell, in August</hi>, 1886.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18880528-552-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ARNOLD</hi> (24)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-553-offence-1 t18880528-name-166"/>Edward Bagley</persName>, and stealing 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., his money.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-167" type="surname" value="BAGLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-167" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BAGLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, North Terrace, Woolwich, and am a fireman—on 12th May, at 2 or 3 p.m., I was in Whitechapel—I am a stranger there—I went into a public-house and called for a glass of ale—five or six men rushed on me; one snatched at my watch, and one put his hand in my pocket and took 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out—I was pushed down on the floor—one of them shoved his hand over my eyes so that I could not see the others' faces—a constable came, and I missed my chain and 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—a man was taken in custody and sentenced by a Magistrate for stealing my chain, which was found on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. There was a policeman in the private bar, who came round and took the man who had the chain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-168" type="surname" value="IMHAUK"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-168" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY IMHAUK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 211). On 12th May I was off duty and was in the Enterprise public-house in plain clothes—I saw two men wrangling together, and the prisoner went between them, got hold of the prosecutor, dragged him to the door and threw him out in the read—the landlady gave me information, and a constable outside gave chase to the other man and took him, and he had three months—I went to the station and gave information.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> After you threw the man out you sat on a beer barrel outside by a lamp-post, and a man by your side asked me for a penny to make up a pot of beer—I said "You go and see the landlord"—I did not give you in charge then because I was not satisfied that a robbery had</p>
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<p>been committed, and I knew I could get you afterwards—you did not speak to me, but your
<hi rend="italic">pal, Shino</hi>, did—five or six of you were together—directly you took hold of the prosecutor the other men ran through another compartment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-169" type="surname" value="EOLFE"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-169" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EOLFE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi>"68). On 19th May I took the prisoner in Brick Lane, about 9.30 p.m., and told him he was wanted with another one concerning a robbery at King Edward Street, he said "I know nothing about it"—on the way to the station he said I was sitting outside on a barrel when the robbery was committed."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, contended that if he had committed the robbery he would not have remained outside the house sitting on a barrel.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-553-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-553-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerhenwell on</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th March</hi>, 1883,
<hi rend="italic">of larceny from the person</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEOEGE MUNSON</hi> (37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880528-554-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-554-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/>, Unlawfully attempting to procure
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-554-offence-1 t18880528-name-171"/>Harriett Burley</persName> to have connection with him.
<hi rend="italic">Other counts</hi> for indecently assaulting her.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18880528-554-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-554-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-554-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<rs id="t18880528-555-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880528-555-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-555-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing eleven packs of playing cards, the property of
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-174" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT MAY</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Woolley and Company, playing card manufacturers. Daly who has pleaded guilty was in our employment, and had access to the room in which the cards were kept—the Government stamp is pasted over our covers, and to open them it is necessary to destroy the stamp—cards are not allowed to go out without a stamp—I missed twenty-one dozen packs of cards, and on 23rd April I noticed some of our cards in the prisoner's shop in Holborn, loose, not enclosed in any packet; and one packet with the Government stamp on them and ticketed with the price—I communicated with the police
<lb/>cards which have been used, which are bought second-hand may be sold loose, they would not have this wrapper or the Government wrapper—I went to the prisoner's shop with Enright, and when the police came I went in and saw these packets of cards which had come from our place—there are about 21, and they were all on the table together in packets, but without the stamps.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I identify 21 packs, not 21 dozen; the prisoner's place is about 20 yards from ours.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-175" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ENRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E</hi>). From information I received I went to the prisoner's shop, 186, High Holborn—the Wainwrights (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 179) lived at a lodging-house almost adjoining No. 186—it is a general dealer's shop—I told him I had a warrant to search his place—he said "Yes, you can do that with pleasure"—I said "If you have got any playing cards you had better produce them"—he went to the window and took from it these two packs, without any wrappers, and three packs with the Government wrapper on them—I said "Have you got any more?"—he said "Yes," and went behind the counter and brought this box containing seven packs and covers—I said "Have you got any more?"—he said "No"—I said "I shall have to search now"—I went into the parlour and found nine packs on a chair, under a coat—I said "Here are some more;" he said "Oh yes, I got them from a man who</p>
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<p>came from a club last night, he was to call for them to-night"—at that time I saw Mott, the constable, find two other packs—I said "I shall have to take you in custody, and you will be charged with receiving these cards knowing them to be stolen"—he said "I bought them of a lad I know well; he came to me some time back and said his mother had recently died; that she had kept a shop at 17a Little Queen Street, and her name was Roberts, and the cards were left to them to dispose of as they thought proper, and he said "He goes up and down to a lodging-house in black Horse Yard, I will point him out to you"—he went out with me, but we could not succeed in finding him—he showed me this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and asked me to carry it to the station; he pointed out this entry in it—afterwards Daly and the two Wainwrights, and Fry were taken in custody; Fry was discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A number of packs were found at Fry's place, but the Magistrate dismissed the case—the prisoner calls himself a pawn broker's salesman—before he said he had no more cards; he had brought out all he had in the shop—he said "No"—he did not say "Not here"—it was partly in consequence of the information he gave me that I arrested Wainwright—he gave me a description of Wainwright; he assisted me in capturing Wainwright—the entry is "J. Roberts, 13, Little Queen Street, three dozen packs cards, 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>"—when the prisoner and Goldberg were confronted together, Wainwright said "That is the man I sold the cards to"—he said "Yes, that is the boy I meant."
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM OAKILL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). Enright gave the prisoner into my custody—he pointed to some packets of cards on the table, and said "A man called from a club last evening and wanted me to supply him with a dozen packs of cards; I told him I had not got them then, but I would obtain them for him if he called on the following night; he paid a deposit and left."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-176" type="given" value="ARTHUR JONES"/>ARTHUR JONES LLEWELLYN</persName> </hi>. I am supervisor of Inland Revenue, at Somerset House—on 19th December I noticed some playing-cards in the prisoner's shop-window—one packet was without a Government wrapper—I had two of my officers with me, and sent one of them in to buy a pack of cards, which he did, and brought it out—I then went in and asked the prisoner to produce the cards he had—he brought out six packs, three of them properly enclosed in the Government wrapper, and three with fragments of the wrappers tied round them, so that they could be easily removed—there is 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. penalty for selling cards without a stamp, and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for each pack.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi>. He told me he got them from B.H. Abrahams, wholesale stationer. Houndsditch, and showed me the invoice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-177" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-177" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WAINWRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">In custody</hi>). I have pleaded guilty to stealing these cards—I live at a lodging-house in High Holborn—have a brother Joseph—seeing a few packs of cards in the prisoner's window, in March, I went in and asked him if he would buy a few packs—he said "Bring them—he asked where I got them—I told him that my mother kept a shop them—were wrapped up like this without a stamp—he paid me for them—I did not go again; I only took him cards once—I afterwards saw him again, and he told me he had lost a coat from the shop, and if anybody brought it to the lodging-house it was his.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told him that my mother had just died, that she had</p>
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<p>kept a shop at 17A, Little Queen Street, that her name was Roberts, and she had left these cards, and I was to do with them as best I could.</p>
<p>H.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MAY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The wholesale price of these cards is 21
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dozen packs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Some packs are more expensive still—the Prime Moguls are 24
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the cheapest here are Victoria Moguls, they are 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—here are two packets of them and a remnant of another—the 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. includes the stamp which is 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—these have not been opened (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), they are worth about 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.a dozen, they are not ours, the makers of these, Willis and Company, no longer make cards, and the whole of their stock was sold off at a lower price than they cost, and can be bought under the actual value.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-555-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See Daly's Case, p</hi>. 179.)</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880528-556-offence-1 t18880528-name-179"/>Charlotte Whale</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ERNEST</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-181" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE DARBY</persName> </hi>. I am now living in Waterloo Road, Isleworth—I come from Darby End, Staffordshire; I am a nail-maker by trade—I know the prisoner, she comes from the same place and is a nail-maker by trade—I also knew Charlotte Whale, she was a chain-maker—she lived at Gradley; that was her native place, but she lived at Wilmers End—on Saturday, 14th April, I had made an arrangement about coming to London with Whale to get work in the fruit gardens—I saw the prisoner that day at her work in the shop where she worked, Charlotte Whale was there with her—I heard them talking in the shop together, but I was busy with my work and did not hear what they were talking about—next day, Sunday, the 15th, I and the prisoner and Whale came to London, we travelled in the same compartment—they seemed to be on perfectly friendly terms together—on the journey up the prisoner said to Charlotte "I don't think you will behave true to me, "Whale said "I will; you shall go to the same place with me to live and we will sleep together, and if we can get work we will work, together—the prisoner said she did not feel very well—she did not say what was the matter with her—at the Reading Station we all had a cup of tea apiece—we all sat down in the refreshment room and had a cup of tea together—we came on to Brentford and there went to Mr. Callow's—I did not go in; I passed the door to go to my own place—a brother of Whale's and a young man met her at the station—it was between 6 and 7 when we came back—I saw Charlotte again the same night, she came to my place where I lived—next morning, Monday, I went to Mrs. Callow's with Charlotte to try to get work—I saw her again that night, and that was the last time I saw her; I did not see the prisoner again after I left her at Mr. Callow's on the Sunday night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> While they were in the train and while they were in London they were friendly, there was no sign of any quarrel—I had</p>
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<p>known them both before coming to London—I had not seen them together before the Saturday before coming to London on the Sunday.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-182" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-182" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN CALLOW</persName> </hi>. I live at Mitchell's Cottages, Wharton Place, Isleworth—I am the wife of Henry Callow, a labourer—I knew the deceased, Charlotte Whale, she lived with me last summer; we come from the same place—she wrote to me, and I knew that she was coming up to London on Sunday, 15th April—she arrived that day with the prisoner—I had seen the prisoner before, but did not know much of her—I had not much room at my place—she said she would rather be in the same place as Charlotte Whale, and it was arranged that they should sleep in the same bed; another bed in the room was occupied by a woman named Nott—the prisoner and Whale appeared to be on friendly terms, they had tea together—between 7 and 8 in the evening they went in next door, the Royal Oak, together—when they came back about 8 the prisoner said she was not well, and Whale went out and fetched her some spruce or shrub—the prisoner said she had been very bad all the way coming along; she did not say what it was—after drinking the stuff Whale had got for her, Whale asked her if she would go to bed; she said she would, and Whale took her up and put her in bed and afterwards came down—I went to bed about 11—next day, Monday, the prisoner was in bed all day; she said she was very bad—towards night she said she had a pain in the bottom of her back—Whale kindly attended to her during the day, took up her meals and whatever she wanted; whatever Whale had she took a share of it—in the evening she took a mustard poultice to put to her back—she did not stay with her all the day, she had to go out—she attended to her kindly—I saw the prisoner several times during the day—I have a little niece named Annie Willett—during the Monday the prisoner said she wanted a letter written; I said very likely the little girl could write it, and she went up to write it for her—I did not see her write it, I was not upstairs—I can't tell what time in the day that was, it was just before the dinner or just after, it was some time in the middle of the day—I did not see the letter after it was written that I know of, I did not notice—Mrs. Nott, the prisoner, and Charlotte slept in the same room that night; I and my husband and the children occupied the adjoining room—nothing occurred during the night—on Tuesday morning I got up as usual—I took my baby into the room and put it into Mrs. Nott's bed, the next bed to the prisoner; at that time Whale and the prisoner were in bed and all right; Nott had gone to work—that was about 8—I went downstairs to breakfast and got the children ready for school between half-past 8 and 9—the prisoner came down between half-past 8 and 9—she was dressed but not washed—she had no bonnet or shawl on, only a clean apron—she brought a parcel down and laid it on a corner of my table; it was tied up—she wanted to send it down the lane to Elizabeth Proctor, her sister-in-law—she asked if she could see her—I said I did not think so because she had to get in work at Mr. Warren's at a quarter to 9—the parcel remained there till I went upstairs—it was given to Willett to take—as I was going upstairs I heard something like groaning in their room; the door was open—I went in and saw Whale lying on the bed in her chemise—I saw blood over her near her head—I at once went into my room and aroused my husband; he was asleep; he at once got up and I went into the room again—I saw a water-jug standing on the wash-basin at the</p>
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<p>foot of the bed, there was blood on it—my husband then went to his room and I went downstairs—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the jug—when I went down I saw the prisoner at the foot of the stairs—I asked her what she had done to Charlotte—I said "What have you done it for?"—she said she had done it and she meant doing it—I then came down and ran out to get a neighbour to send for the doctor and a policeman—the prisoner kept saying she had done it and meant doing it, whatever I said to her; she said that she owed her a grudge three or four years ago; that when she was going away one day with the nails on her head, Whale knocked her down—she said "Even I had a letter wrote yesterday, and she met the girl and took it off of her and tore it up and burnt it"—Annie Willett was present when she said this, and I asked her "Did Whale meet you and take the letter off you?" and she said "No, aunt, I never saw Charlotte Whale when I took the letter up"—I asked the prisoner why she did this in my house; that I had quite trouble enough with my children and my husband—she said I might as well have the trouble as anybody else—there was no sign of any scuffle in the bedroom, nothing was disturbed at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had been in bed from the Sunday evening till the Tuesday morning—when she came downstairs she seemed all right, as right as I did, and the better of the two—she did not complain to me that Charlotte had been talking about her on the Monday, all she said was about the letter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-183" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA NOTT</persName> </hi>. I was living at Mrs. Callow's on Sunday 15th April—I had a bedroom there in which I slept, the other bed was occupied by the prisoner and Whale—the prisoner was not well that night, I don't know what she complained of—she was awake, I went to bed at half past nine; I got up at half-past five, I slept till then—she was awake when I got up—I went to my work leaving them in bed together—I came back about six in the evening—the prisoner was still in bed—I went to bed about half-past nine, the other two still occupied the same bed—I noticed nothing during the night, I heard no disturbance nor any sound—I got up on Tuesday morning about half-past five and went down to get my breakfast, and went to work at 25 minutes to nine—I did not notice whether the prisoner was awake when I went down, I left her and Whale upstairs—about half-past seven Whale called out to me for a cup of tea, I took it up and gave it to the prisoner—Whale drank half of it and gave her the other half—they were both in bed, they gave the cup back to me and I took it down stairs—I went, to work and saw nothing more.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They appeared to be on perfectly friendly terms, there was no quarelling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880528-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880528-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-184" type="surname" value="CALLOW"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-184" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CALLOW</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of Mrs. Callow—I was at home on Monday 16th April—I went to bed as usual that night—about half past 8 on the Tuesday morning my wife came into my room—in cones sequence of what she said I went into the room in which the prisoner and Whale and Mrs. Nott had slept; I saw Whale lying on the bed with her head very much injured; she was alive, lying on her left side with her face towards the wall—I saw that the skull had been injured—I at once dressed and went downstairs, and there saw the prisoner sitting on a chair in the front room, I said "What do you think you have done for yourself?" she said "I done it, and I meant doing it; I owed her a</p>
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<p>grudge, and 1 know I shall swing for it. "Isaid "If you meant doing it, why did not you do it before you came to my place?"—she said she had not had the chance to do it before—I said "There is quite enough trouble in my house without bringing your trouble here,"—she said "You may as well have the trouble as other people"—the policeman then came and I gave her in charge—she said they had not spoken together for eighteen months before the Saturday they came up—she seemed right enough in her manner, it did not seem to take any effect upon her at all, she sat in a chair there as right as I was—Whale was about 26 years of age.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-185" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-185" type="surname" value="ASH"/>
<interp inst="t18880528-name-185" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA ASH</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of Henry Callow—on Tuesday morning, 17th April, at a quarter to nine, I was sent for to his house, where I saw my son and daughter-in-law—in consequence of what Mrs. Callow said to me, I went upstairs to the bedroom, and there saw Charlotte Whale lying dead—after that I went down into the front parlour, and there saw the prisoner sitting on a chair—I told her to prepare herself for another world, for the action or deed she had done to the poor girl upstairs—she said "I have done it, and I meant to do it, and I know I shall have to swing for it"—I told my son to send for a doctor or the police, and I said to the prisoner "You don't go out of this house," closing the front door; she said "You need not be frightened, I did it, and I am not going to run away"—she poured out a cup of tea and drank it—she was quite calm when she poured out the tea—she did not tremble in the least, not so much as I do at the present moment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-186" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-186" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE WILLETT</persName> </hi>. I am 10 years of age—I live at Mitchell's Cottages with my aunt, Mrs. Callow—I can write—on the Monday I was asked to go up to the bedroom; I saw the prisoner there in bed—I wrote this letter for her; it is all my writing; she told me what to write, and I sat down and wrote it; she told me to go and post it—I put it in an envelope and directed it—I did not put the stamp on—I went out and posted it; I think it was before dinner—I saw Charlotte Whale that day after the letter was posted—she did not speak to me about the letter; nobody touched it. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi>"My dear brother and sister, I write these few lines to you, hoping it finds you all well, as it leaves me very ill, for I have not been out of bed since I came, for the air is too strong for me. I want you to send me the money to come home. I cannot stop where I am, for there are so many living here, and it is very hard to be here by myself. If you can send me 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I can come home for it, so shall be all right if I come home; and I would soon make it all right with you if I come home. I shall not be able to stand the work, but there is no work; I don't know when there will be any. I hope you will try and send it to me as soon as you can. Ask my sister to send you a shilling. Henry Callow, to be left for Ellen Procter, because there is so many there. Charlotte saw her brother James the same night as we came.") The next morning, after writing that letter, I saw the prisoner downstairs—I saw a parcel on the table—the prisoner said "Here, come, and take this down to Elizabeth Procter"—I took it; it was in something, and when I got just below our house I met Elizabeth Procter, and she halloaed down to Sarah Ebsworth, the daughter of the landlord, and said "Take this downstairs," and she took it upstairs and put it on a box.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-187" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-187" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH PROCTER</persName> </hi>. The prisouer is my sister in-law—she married my brother about 15 years ago; he is dead—I lived at Darby End, Stafford-shire,</p>
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<p>till about 12 months ago, when I came to London—during the time I was there I knew both the prisoner and Charlotte Whale—on Sunday night, 15th April, I was at the Royal Oak, Isleworth, about half past 7—the prisoner and Whale were there—the prisoner spoke to me—I left them there; that was all I saw of them that night—next day, about a quarter past 12, I went to Mrs. Callow's, and saw the prisoner there in bed—she said she wanted to go home—she asked me if I had got the money to lend her to go home with—she complained that her back was very bad—I told her I had not got the money—about half past 6 that night Whale came to me—from what she said I went again to Mrs. Callow's that evening, and saw the prisoner in bed—I took her up some eggs and tea, and she ate two eggs—she complained the same of her back—I remained with her about an hour, till half past 7; I left her in bed—next morning, Tuesday, the 17th, about 20 minutes to 9, I met Annie Wiilett carrying a parcel—I took it and gave it to Sarah Ebsworth to put on my box—after that I went to Mrs. Callow's, and there heard that Whale was dead—I saw the prisoner; I can't remember her speaking to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know the prisoner's family—I knew her father—I don't know that he suffered from brain disease, or that he was subject to fits—I knew one of her elder sisters; I don't know that she was subject to fits, or her younger sister—I knew her brother Joseph—I don't know that he was subject to fits for many years—I think he has one or two children—I do not know that they suffered from fits—I never knew the prisoner suffered from fits.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-188" type="given" value="SARAH JANE"/>SARAH JANE EBSWORTH</persName> </hi>. On Tuesday morning, 17th April, this parcel was given to me by Annie Willett—I took it to the station the same day, and there saw it opened by Inspector Thompson—it contained a number of articles of female clothing; some boots, a teapot, sugar basin, 2 lbs. of sugar, and a comb.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 393). About 9 o'clock, on Tuesday morning, 17th April, I was at the Isleworth Police-station; from what I heard I at once went to No.1, Mitchell Cottages, and upstairs in a bedroom I found Charlotte Whale covered with blood; I saw serious injury to her head—I came downstairs at once and spoke to the prisoner; I was in uniform—she spoke first; she said "I did it; I meant doing it"—she did not say what with—I saw this jug in the bedroom; it had blood on it, and so had the basin—I took her to the station, and the jug, and she was charged by the inspector in the usual way—there was no disturbance of the furniture in the room, nor any signs of any disturbance—the woman was alive when I went in—I went downstairs waiting for the doctor, and when I went up again she was dead.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880528-name-190" type="given" value="ALBERT BRIAN"/>ALBERT BRIAN DAY</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, at Isleworth—on Tuesday morning, 17th April, about 9 o'clock, I was sent for to No. 1, Mitchell's Cottages—I went there as quickly as I could—in the front room upstairs I saw a woman lying; she was quite dead—the right side of her head was beaten in, and some of the brain was protruding—there were three distinct fractures—there had been a great deal of bleeding—I made a post-mortem examination—the side of the head was beaten in one part, and there were two other fractures on one side of the ear—that could not all be caused by one blow—I think there must have been three or four blows at least; they must have been given with great violence—</p>
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<p>the organs of the body were perfectly healthy; the fracture of the skull was the cause of death—this jug might produce such injuries without breaking it; I should have thought it would have broken it, but it did not.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector T</hi>). I was on duty, at Isleworth Station on the Tuesday morning, about 10 o'clock, when the prisoner was brought in—she gave her name and address, "Sarah Ann Procter, Windmill end, Dudley, Staffordshire, nail maker"—she appeared to be quite rational—there was a correction made in the name—I put "Sarah Ann Procter "first, and corrected it to "Ellen"—I entered the charge against her for causing the death of this woman—I read the charge to her, she made no reply—she did not tell me to correct the name; I round I had put the wrong name, and I corrected it afterwards, she did not point it out—I got this bundle from the lodging of Elizabeth Procter—it contains wearing apparel, sugar, and various little articles.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The following Witnesses appeared for the Defence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELIZA PAYNE</hi> I live at 13, Windmill Lane, Netherton, Dudley—I am the prisoner's sister—in October, 1883, she received an injury at the hands of her brother; he hit her; it was very dark at the time, and I could not say just where he touched her, it was with his open hand; she was attended by Dr. Standish, and she went to the hospital some time after—after that injury I noticed a difference in her behaviour—she complained of people trying to do her harm; she said "All the publicans in Netherton would hang me with a grain of salt, since I left Evans's"—that is a phrase used in our part of the country; it means "hang you for nothing"—Evans's is a public at Windmill End—she used to work for me in my nail shop, she was working when she said those words—before she came to London she became very queer; she would stand and talk about people doing her harm, and she would say "This blow Charles has given me will certainly kill me"—she always complained of her head—when my brother struck her she was insulting her mother, and he ordered her away—there was nothing in his hand, the blow was with the open hand, and she was running when he hit her, and she stepped on her dress, and fell on the soft by my house door; the soft is a drain made of bricks—Mrs. Whale, Charlotte's mother, picked her up, and she was smothered with blood—she was cut under her throat,—Mrs. Whale's hand went into her throat when she picked her up—I could not say how her head was served—Dr. Standish saw her—we persuaded her to come up to Isleworth, she had been ill so long, we thought it would do her good; she seemed willing to come, we never knew that she was coming until the morning I sent her the money to come up with—we thought the fresh air would do her good; we noticed her being bad—Charlotte Whale and the prisoner have sat together many a time at my house the last month, and many a time before; they were on very good terms—my father suffered in his head, he was like in a nervous bad way with his head—he was out of work four years because of the state of his head—I had six sisters, one died; one of them suffered from fits, the next but one older than the prisoner—my brother Joseph suffered from fits when he was a little boy, not since that I recollect—I don't know that he was suffering from a fit at the time he struck my sister—he has two children living, the eldest one suffers from fits, he has fits regularly—I never knew the prisoner to have fits—she had a severe blow on the head from</p>
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<p>the deceased in 1885—I could not say what with, my sister was carrying some nails on her head, and Charlotte gave her a below; and she always complained of her head afterwards, and said that the blow Charlotte gave her would kill her—she complained when she was at work in the shop, and held her head, and said that—she has complained of her head all her life.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Up to the time of her coming to London she had been employed at Messrs. Lewis's, as a nail maker, Mr. Steerman was the foreman—she was at work there up to the Saturday—she had not earned her living the last part of the time; she stopped at home, but she always worked in the nail-shop.</p>
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