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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>DE KEYSER, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TENTH SESSION, HELD JULY 30TH, 1888.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</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, July 30th, 1888, and following days.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">POLYDORE
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., Recorder of the City;
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-7" 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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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ALPHEUS HIGGS</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-12" type="given" value="DE"/>DE KEYSER</persName>, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A. star (*) denotes, that prisoner have been previously in oustody—two stars (**) that they have been more than once, in oustody—a dagger (†) that they are known to be the associates. of bad character—the figure, after the, name in the indictment denote the prisonor's age.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-714-offence-1 t18880730-name-14"/>Charles Stranger Gerome</persName>, a cheque for 16
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES STRANGER GEROME</hi>. I am a member of Trinity College, and live at Oxford—I have known the prisoner four years or a little longer—I knew him in January, 1888 as at the address, 57, Bishopsgate Street—I had had previous transaction with him—on January 2nd I received this letter from him, containing a statement that a friend of his had lately returned from visiting the Consolidated Esmeralda Gold Mine, and had advised him to buy shares—I believed he had bought and had them, and that he could supply me with 50 shares at 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was to cover charges an stamps an everything—I got no bought or sold note—I sent four or five days after a cheque, which has been paid and returned in the usual way—I should not have parted with my cheque had I known that the prisoner possessed none of these Consolidated Esmeralda shares; I should have waited till I knew he had bought them—a bill of his for 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was current—I had this letter of 17th January in the course of post; it said he had booked 100 for me, and hoped they would be a good thing—that was after I had bought the 50—I did not accept that offer; I said nothing about it—I wanted no more than the 50—on 20th January I received this letter saying I would find the bill of no good if it were not presented—I consented to renew the bill for a month—I never received any money for it—I had no idea I was not the owner of 50 shares; it was much later that I found that out—I did not apply to him to transfer the 50 shares to me; I wished him to hold them for a time without any special arrangement that they should be transferred to me—I believed he had them—I mentioned the matter to Mr. Holland, my solicitor—it was after the oral examination</p>
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<p>of Bartlett, in the matter of Gerome, judgment creditor, and Bartlett, judgment debtor, that I knew I had do shares.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made no demand for the shares to be transferred to me at all—the bill for 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was for money I lent him; that was in February, I think—I kept the bill, and took proceedings upon it—I have known the prisoner about four years, or rather less; I don't think it could be more—I knew he was a stock and share dealer—I have had no other dealings with professed stock and share dealers in such a way as this—I have had time bargains, where the actual stock was not taken up by me, but I paid or took the difference on account day—I have not had time bargains with the prisoner, but a genuine transfer of shares in mines and other companies—I believed the prisoner had these shares, and was ready to dispose of them—I have since heard that it is very often customary for outside brokers not to buy till they get an order from the client; I did not know it at the time—I should have left it to his judgment and discretion to sell these shares, knowing nothing about the mine—he told me shortly after the 2nd that the price of the shares had slightly risen—that would be quite a week or more after; and he advised me to hold on for a longer period—it may have been more than a week after I sent him the cheque; I cannot be sure of that; it was a verbal communication.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I understood from his letter that he had been advised to buy Alturas, and had not bought them—I understood he had bought the Consolidated Esmeraldas, and sent off my cheque in consequence of that statement—I am under the impression that he twice told me not to sell them, as they had risen; I can swear to once; it was at the end of January or beginning of February.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. My complaint is that the prisoner had not got the shares—I did not understand it was a time bargain—I did not intend to take the transfer at the time; I thought he would hold them; I trusted to him as a broker to act at discretion—I intended to sell if the market rose; I thought he had the shares, and would manage the business for me—my complaint is that he got the 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. because he said he had got the shares—if he had said he was able to buy shares for me I should not have sent him the money; I should have waited till I knew he had bought them—I was very ignorant then that thousands of time bargains are made where there is no transfer of stock—the time bargains I had had before were of a different kind—I never had the shares, nor was my money returned—it never struck me as a speculative bargain in which I never intended to have the shares—I was deceived by his representations—I should not have sent the money if he had said he had not actually got the shares—I considered he held them—I should not have offered them to anybody else, unless I had had them transferred to me—I thought a time bargain meant running to a particular date mentioned—I don't know if the prisoner had become liable for the shares because he had bought them in the market, although he had not received the to transfer of them—I took it he had got the shares; he said "I have secured them, and you shall have some"—I inferred from those statements he had them—the other transactions I had had with him were genuine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-15" type="given" value="EDWIN ROBERT"/>EDWIN ROBERT JAMESON</persName> </hi>. I am registrar of the Consolidated Esmeralda Gold Mining Company, Limited, at their office in Broad Street—</p>
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<p>the prisoner was entered as a holder of 100 shares on 23rd November, 1887; prior to that he was not a registered shareholder—I kept the. ledger myself—the prisoner transferred the 100 shares on the same day, 23rd November, to Charles Turner, of 6, Watt Court, Gray's Inn—the prisoner got them for 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and transferred them for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—at 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the price of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. would be 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoner has never had any other shares at all in the company.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Those are the only shares for which his name is in the ledger—I do not know if he has had other shares from people holding them, although his name is not in the ledger—Mr. Porter is in our building—there is a transfer to Mr. Coard in January of 150 in Mr. Porter's name—a man might deal in shares without their being in his name; they are not entered till they have passed the board.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The shares are numbered—the numbers of those sold to the prosecutor are 50 of those in the register as belonging to the prisoner—he has had no control over those since he sold them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-16" type="given" value="FREDERICK CATESBY"/>FREDERICK CATESBY HOLLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor in partnership with Mr. Sanderson, at 46, Queen Victoria Street—I have been acting for the prosecutor—about 8th May the prisoner called at my office—I had then in my possession a letter from the prosecutor, an extract of which I read to the prisoner; it was to this effect: "The question is what had become of the Esmeralda shares. I sent him a cheque for 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. The question is did he buy them, or did he pocket the money," the prosecutor added it must be inquired into at once—the prisoner gave me to understand that Mr. Gerome had not paid for the shares, and, therefore, was not entitled to them; at that time I had not looked into the matter, and did not know the exact facts; I did not know a specific cheque for 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. had been given—I won't say he said he had not been paid, that was the impression he gave me—I produce under the Seal of the High Court the examination of the prisoner in the matter of Gerome and Bartlett. (
<hi rend="italic">In this examination before Mr. Earl, the prisoner gave particulars of his pecuniary affairs, and said he held shares in various companies, among which the Esmeralda Company was not included.</hi>) I was present at the examination, the prisoner said he had no Consolidated Esmeralda shares—I never got anything on the other matters.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not say the prisoner denied receiving the 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I mean I understood that all had not been paid; that more than 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was due on the shares—he did not say he would have been able to purchase them if they had risen—I am quite sure he did not offer to go and buy them—I was the solicitor acting for Mr. Gerome.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEROME</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I destroyed the 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. cheque when it came from the bank.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CANDY</hi>, Q.C., and
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-18" type="given" value="ALFRED HENRY"/>ALFRED HENRY WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk in the Mayor's Court of the City of London—I produce an affidavit of service in an action of Kingshott v. Mardell—it was duly sworn by me before the Registrar, Mr. Pawley.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I undertake to swear that the prisoner is the man who swore that affidavit—I was present at the Guildhall Police-court</p>
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<p>when this case was gone into, but only for a short time—the charge was dismissed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-19" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MARDELL</persName> </hi>. I was the defendant in an action of Kingshott v. Mardell; I reside at the Limes, Parkhurst Road, Bowes Park, I was living there on 25th April—I was not on that day served with notice of that action, or with anything relating to it, I never saw the defendant—I first knew that judgment had been signed in that action when I got home from business, on 9th May, after 11 o'clock, and found the Sheriff in possession—I am clerk to Mr. Hopkins, a solicitor, of Victoria Chambers, 55 and 56, Chancery Lane—I can't say the exact time I left home on 25th April, I should say between 6 and half past 7, that was the latest train I went by, and I got home between 11 and 12; I have a wife and four children and one servant—my wife is from home all day, and comes home in the evening—on 12th May I went with Mr. Hopkins to the office of Mr. Bernede, I there saw him, he came outside; I did not speak to him, Mr. Hopkins did, and Mr. Bernede called the defendant from an inner office, and said "This is Mr. Mardell, is he the person you served?" and he said "Certainly, in the presence of his servant"—I have subsequently taken steps to stay proceedings in the Mayor's Court pending this prosecution—the money has been paid into Court within two days.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was present on the two occasions when this case was at Guildhall before Mr. Alderman Wilkin—the case was gone into, I can't say fully—I have not given any additional evidence to-day; I can't answer for the servant—the Alderman said there was not sufficient evidence to convict—I did not hear him say he thought no Jury would convict on that evidence—he dismissed the case—I then bound myself over to prosecute—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a promissory note for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., dated 19th January, signed by my wife and myself—I owed that money—this note became due on 21st April, because the 22nd was Sunday—I received from Mr. Kingshott, to whom this bill was transferred, two letters previous to the 21st April, stating that the bill would become due on the 21st, and asking me to meet it—I thought I should receive notice before anything was done—I was not in a position to pay the money on the 21st April; I had not money in the house to pay out the Sheriff—I went to the Mayor's Court on the 10th to inquire—Mr. Hopkins went with me—the Sheriff remained in till the 30th—Mr. Hopkins had the case in hand and attended to it for me—I have been a solicitor's clerk eight or nine months, since January—I did not understand the practice at the Mayor's Court—I asked Mr. Hopkins next morning what it meant, the Sheriff being in possession; I knew nothing at all about it—I was not at all put up to the point, that notice not being served the execution was illegal—I spoke to Mr. Hopkins about it, and he said he would go to the Sheriff—he advised me that, not having been served with notice, I should set aside the judgment—I knew there was something wrong, but I did not know what step to take—before I was a solicitor's clerk I was with Mr. Donovan at St. John's Wood—my wife is a schoolmistress—I have brought an action with 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. damages against Mr. Kingshott, and also against the Sheriff of Middlesex—I had to pay 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. into Court for debt and costs—the application in the Mayor's Court to set aside the judgment has been adjourned pending these proceedings—I did not proceed in the Mayor's Court because I thought there was sufficient on the</p>
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<p>affidavit—I simply wanted justice—I did not know that if I proceeded civilly the prisoner could give evidence, but if criminally he could not; I have found it out since—I am managing clerk to Mr. Hopkins—I do not do his legal business—my wife did nut tell me on the 23rd April that a large envelope had been left for me—I did not see one about the house—she did not tell me that some one had called on the 24th and left a white envelope; no one told me so; I never knew a word about it—it is very awkward for me to say at what time I left my house on 25th April, because I go from 6.3 to 7.33, that is the latest—I do not know what train I went by on that particular morning—I went to King's Cross—the train would arrive there about two or three minutes to 8 o'clock—I should get to the office about a quarter-past 8 o'clock—I am quite prepared to say that I did not leave by a later train that day—since this case I have done so, perhaps four or five times, because I have been making inquiries into this matter—Parkhurst Road is a road not made; it is all rough—the house has a bay window, and has an India-rubber plant in it—when I went with Mr. Hopkins to Mr. Bernede he did not say to the prisoner "Do you know this man?"—I swear the prisoner used the words "In the presence to the servant"—I did not know Mr. Adams in this matter; his name was never mentioned—the reason of my going so early to the office was because Mr. Hopkins was very busy—we had three or four particular cases on, and I had to come early and stay late—we had some very good cases in hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see an envelope lying about the house on the 23rd or 24th—I saw no papers at all—sometimes letters came by post—I do not remember seeing any envelope addressed to Mr. Mardell, occasionally there would be some.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. MARDELL</hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife—on 23rd, 24th, and 25th April I was living at the Limes—I was and am a schoolmistress in the service of the London School Board, in Great Wild Street, Holborn—I go to London every day; I leave by the 8 o'clock train, and leave home about five minutes before, and I return about five minutes past 6 o'clock—from 8 o'clock to 6 o'clock the house is left In charge of the last witness—there was no one else stopping in the house at that time—I had had no visitor for two or three weeks before, and no other servant—I never received any envelope—I never saw the prisoner till I saw him at the Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had no charwoman; I never employed one since I had a servant—I signed this promissory note at the same time as my husband; we were jointly liable—I suppose Mr. Adams was a money lender—I only knew the name of Mr. Kingshott—I remember the 23rd, 24th, and 25th April quite well—I did nothing out of the ordinary on those days; I simply went to the school and came home—there was nothing out of the way to call my attention to those days in particular—when the man in possession came in I remembered them—no one called</p>
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<p>on those days or for a week before except the trades people; that I swear—people do sometimes call, but we have very few visitors—no man called on the evening of 23rd April and left an envelope with enclosure addressed to my husband, nor did he call again on the evening of the 24th, after 6 o'clock, and ask if my husband was in, and whether he had received the letter he had left—he did not call again on the morning of the 25th, and ask if Mr. Mardell was in, nor did I say "No," nor did he then ask for the letter he had left—I did not come to the door and say "There is Mr. Mardell coming back"—he did not then say "Give me the letter I left the other day," nor did I give it him—I sometimes answer the door in an evening—I was not called at Guildhall; I was there; I was subpœnaed on the other side—my husband always left before me in the morning—I do not remember any occasion of his returning to the house after having left for the station—he was always regular.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-21" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOPKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and am the employer of the prosecutor—I carry on business in Chancery Lane—on or about 12th May I went with the prosecutor to the office of Mr. Bernéde—I have heard his evidence with regard to what took place there; it is perfectly correct—the result of the action was that the debt and costs were paid into Court under the order of the Assistant Judge; the prosecutor was to set aside the judgment, but the judge refused to deal with the question, because he said he should have to deal with the case of perjury—we are very early and very late at my office, we get there about 7 in the morning, never later than about a quarter-past 8, we arrange overnight; we come up by a workman's train or the next—I live at Wood Green—we are seldom away from the office till half-past 10 at night—we work 16 to 18 hours a day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The order of Court was to pay into Court 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. execution to be stayed for seven days, with liberty to apply—the order was adjourned from time to time at my instance, because the Judge refused to try the question of perjury—the defendant had made an affidavit, and the prosecutor's affidavit was in direct contradiction—the Assistant Judge distinctly refused to try the question of perjury, because there was a prosecution pending—he did not refuse to try the subject matter of the summons, which was to continue the stay—I did not get this point determined in the Mayor's Court, because I could not; the Judge refused to determine it—I went with Mardell to Mr. Beruede's office at the suggestion of the Alderman before whom I applied to grant the summons, to see whether the clerk who had made the affidavit was a man or a boy—I inquired of Mr. Bernede if he had a client in his employ named Whitehead, he said "Yes"—I said "Is he in?" he said "No, what do you want with him?"—he threw open the door and said to the prisoner "That is Mr. Mardell," pointing to him, "is he the person that you served with the summons?" the prisoner said "Yes, most certainly, in the presence of his servant"—I wrote the words down at the time, and have them here—I distinctly remember that on 25th April Mardell was at the office at 8 in the morning. I was very busy; I have my diary here to show what was done—I represented the skill, the other represented something else; it is unusual for most solicitors to be at their office at 8 in the morning—I was conducting these proceedings for Mardell—when I found the notice had not been served I put Mardell up to the point that the proceedings were invalid, I should</p>
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<p>naturally do that—I don't recollect whether I had taken a similar objection in other cases—I had no time to do so at the time I was sent to Holloway in 1882; I was walked off from my desk without any notice; it was for a debt of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was not for a breach of duty as a solicitor—I did not try to set the order aside on the ground that I had not been served with notice—I should have taken the objection if I had had the opportunity.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-22" type="given" value="OSCAR"/>OSCAR BERNEDE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, the defendant has been in my employ six or seven months as outdoor clerk—his particular duty is to serve process—I do not get to my office at 8 in the morning—I have known him 17 or 18 years, and have employed him off and on before; I should say his character is extremely good, I have always found it so; he is very regular, methodical, and truthful in his business—I know of his having been with Garibaldi—I spoke to Mardell with reference to the debt being due just before he took proceedings—I never saw him before or knew anything about him before process—the money was advanced by Mr. Adams, and Kingshott took over the business from him; he was not a money-lender—made out the action in this matter myself, and Whitehead made a copy of it, and I sent him to issue it, which he did, and brought it back to me—on the 24th he was at the office when I got there—it was customary for him to enter all these things in a book, which I produce, it is entirely in his writing—the only entry on the 23rd is the name and address of Mardell—he made this entry in the morning in my presence, be reported to me what he had done—on the 24th he reported that he had been again, and that the defendant was not in, and that he had served the document in the envelope I had addressed, and left it with a woman in Mardell's house—on the 25th he reported to me that he went on the evening of the 24th, that he called again on the 25th early in the morning, that he saw the same woman and asked her if she had handed the envelope to Mr. Mardell, that she said no, he asked why, and got no answer, that the hall-door was open, and as this conversation was taking place the woman said "Oh, here is Mr. Mardell coming up the street," on which he said "Give me back the envelope I left yesterday," that the woman went somewhere to the back, handed him the envelope, and as he was walking out to meet Mr. Mardell he met him, or the man represented as Mardell, and gave it to him; he said it was somewhere between half-past 7 and 8—these gentry are very difficult to get at—I asked him as to the appearance of the house, I always do—he described it as one of those run in urbe, all bearing the names of trees, but the trees not being there; that it had a bay window with an India-rubber plant in it, and that it was an unmade road; I asked him about the rental of the house, he said he supposed about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—Mr. Hopkins and Mardell called on me on 12th May—they did not come into the office, the conversation took place in the passage, I went out first—I suspected who Mardell was because Whitehead had given me such a good description of him on the 24th, he described him as a middle height man with a darkish wiry beard, a bloated face, and a lot of pimples on his forehead—Mr. Hopkins told me what he came about; I threw the door open and said to White head "Do you know this man?" he said "Certainly, that is Mr.Mardell, that I served at Bowes Park"—he said he had served the</p>
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<p>process with a woman in the house—that was how the word "servant" came in, it was I who mentioned with regard to the servant—Whitehead never used the word "servant"—all I said was "Do you know this man?"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not point to Mardell, I made a sort of motion—Whitehead had told me that Mardell had been pointed out to him by a woman, not that the service had taken place in her presence—Whitehead at this time was living in Southwark—he said he had served the process between half-past 7 and 8—I saw him make the entries in this book—this was one of a batch of actions in the Mayor's Court, in which Kingshott was plaintiff—I think there were five actions—Whitehead made an affidavit of service in each case, about the same time—Smith was one of the defendants—I always ask Whitehead all particulars as to residence and locality—he described the woman he saw as a well-developed woman, who said that Mr. Mardell was not in—he said he saw the same woman on each occasion, but he was not sure he could identify her in her out
<lb/>door attire—I asked him "Do you think she was a servant?" and he said "I really don't know."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18880730-721-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS ARTHUR CARTER GRANT</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880730-722-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-722-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering a request for the payment of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; </rs>also
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<interp inst="t18880730-722-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-722-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering an endorsement on a banker's cheque for the payment of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</rs>, and
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<interp inst="t18880730-722-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-722-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to wilfully and without authority uttering a certain telegram.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.
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<interp inst="t18880730-722-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-722-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>723.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HERBERT</hi> (51)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880730-723-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-723-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-723-offence-1 t18880730-geo-1"/>Aquarium Tavern</placeName>, and stealing 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the money of
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-37" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-37" type="surname" value="MUGGRIDGE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-723-offence-1 t18880730-name-37"/>Elizabeth Muggridge</persName>, after a conviction of felony in June, 1888.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18880730-723-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-723-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-723-18880730 t18880730-723-punishment-8"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Bard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18880730-723-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-723-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>724.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE WOOD</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880730-724-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-724-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin. (
<hi rend="italic">See Vol. CVII., page</hi> 711.) </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>725.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM DAVIS</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880730-725-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-725-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering a counterfeit florin.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Unlawfully uttering a counterfeit half-crown.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-40" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-40" type="surname" value="DUGWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-40" type="given" value="JEMIMA"/>JEMIMA DUGWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist and confectioner, of 1, St. Catherine's Terrace, Seven Sisters Road—on 7th July I served the prisoner with half-an-ounce of tobacco, and recognised him as having been there before—he gave me a bad florin; I said "This is a bad two
<lb/>shilling; piece"—he said "No, it is not"—I said "I will ask a constable, and in his hearing sent a boy for a policeman—the prisoner hurried away—I went to Mr. Trant's shop opposite, and pointed out the prisoner to him; he went after him and brought him back to my shop, and said "This lady says you gave her a bad half-crown some time ago"—he said "I have never been in your shop before," and ran out, but Mr. Trant caught him outside and struggled with him—I went for a constable, and when I got back a constable was there, and I gave him in charge with the florin—he said he had never been in the shop before, but I served him with half-an-ounce of tobacco on 5th March, when he gave me a half-crown, and I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I found the coin was bad, and put it on the mantel-shelf by itself, and gave information at the station—I sent the half-crown to the station by Mrs. Jay, who brought it back, and I put it on a shelf in a cupboard apart from other coins till 7th July—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>, I found the half-crown was bad at soon as you went out, but I was alone and could not go after you—I went to the door, but could not see you—when you came in July I knew you by your face as soon as you entered the shop, and was thinking what I should do—I had said that the man who came in March was a dark man with a bad face, and I should know him again, but I could not describe his clothes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>, I spoke about the bad half-crown in Mr. Trant's presence, and you said "I have never been in your shop before"—I said "I have it written down."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-41" type="surname" value="TRANT"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-41" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER TRANT</persName> </hi>. I keep an oil and colour shop opposite Miss Dug well's—she came to my shop on 11th July—she pointed out the prisoner to me; I followed him, went up to him and said "Old man, you have passed a bad two-shilling piece to a lady"—he said "No, I have not"—we went to Miss Dugwell's shop, who said "You passed me a bad half crown before"—he said "When was it?"—she said "I have got it marked down; I have sent for a policeman"—he said "I can't wait here"—I put my hand against the door, and said "You will have to wait"—he pushed past me, I collared him and held him—Miss Dugwell afterwards charged him—he ran away after the policeman came, but I ran and caught him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-42" type="surname" value="SULLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-42" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SULLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 324). I was on duty, and was called to 3, Catherine Terrace, where I found the prisoner and Mr. Trant, who said "This man has attempted to pass a bad two-shilling piece"—he said nothing—Miss Dugwell was not there, and I waited outside the shop—the prisoner ran away; I ran after him and brought him back—Miss Dugwell came up with another constable, and gave the prisoner into my charge; he said nothing—I said "You must come to the station"—he said "Very well"—he was charged at the station, and made no answer—I found on him a sovereign, two half-crowns, a florin, a three-penny</p>
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<p>piece, and four halfpence, all good, and all loose in his trousers pocket—Miss Dugwell handed the florin to Sergeant Rogers, who handed it to me; I marked it in his presence; this is it—I afterwards received this half-crown from Miss Dugwell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The money was not in a purse—your purse was in the same pocket with the money, but empty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-43" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-43" type="surname" value="JAY"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-43" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE JAY</persName> </hi>. I am agent to Miss Dugwell—she handed me a bad half-crown on 6th March, and I took it to the station at her request, and handed it to Sergeant Rogers, who examined it and returned it to me, and I gave it back to Miss Dugwell on the 7th March.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-44" type="surname" value="ROGERS"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-44" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROGERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 6th March Miss Jay brought a bad half-crown to the station—I examined it, and returned it to her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Miss Dugwell on 7th March, and asked her if she could give a description of the person who changed the half-crown, and she said it was a dark man; she was doubtful if she should know him again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-45" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint; this half-crown and florin are counterfeit.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I do not think it possible for any woman to identify a customer who was in her shop on 6th March, when she had no particular reason to take notice of him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">on the first Count only.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-725-18880730 t18880730-725-punishment-10"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>726.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS POSGATE</hi> (48)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880730-726-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering a certain coin resembling one of the Queen's current gold coins.
<hi rend="italic">Three Other Counts</hi>, for uttering a piece of metal.
<hi rend="italic">Fifth Count</hi>, for obtaining a sovereign, by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">applied to the Court to quash the fifth Count, as the Magistrate had not committed the prisoner upon the charge of fake pretences, neither had leave of the Court been obtained to send such a Count before the Grand Jury. The Court, after consulting the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">considered that the fifth Count ought to be set aside, upon which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proceeded on the uttering Counts only.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-47" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-47" type="surname" value="HALLETT"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-47" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE HALLETT</persName> </hi>. My husband is a parliamentary agent, of 9, Laurence Road, Hackney—on the night of July 14th I was returning from the country to London, and arrived at Hackney Station at 12.15—I saw one cab only on the rank; I called it, and got in—the prisoner was the driver, and on arriving at my gate I asked him to give me change for a sovereign—the fare was one shilling; he gave me what I believed to be a half-sovereign, and then counted nine shillings into my hand, which he took from his trousers pocket—immediately I got into my house I found that the half-sovereign was not a coin at all, and I took it to the police-station and gave it to Banks with a description of the cabman—I was called up about 3 a.m., went to the station with my husband and saw the prisoner in custody, and charged him—he said that he had only had one fare, a militiaman and two ladies, and had never seen me before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been with some friends to see "Dorothy," and had left them—the cab stood immediately outside the station—it was a Hansom cab; it was a dark night; it took five minutes to drive home—I did not take particular notice of the cabman—I told the policeman that he was rather grey and dark complexioned—I do not call the prisoner very dark; he is rather groy; I had not taken much notice of him—I am</p>
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<p>certain he is the man—I said at the police-court that to the best of my belief he was the man—when I spoke to the policeman he said that he knew the man; it was the only cab on the rank—I said that it was the last cab on the rank, and then the policeman said that he knew the man—he did not pay much attention to my description—I had no coin in my pocket but the sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. He gave me the change at my Rate; there was a lamp very near, which was alight—I knocked at the door and asked my servant in the cabman's hearing if she had a shilling—the hall-door was open, but there was no light in the hall.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-48" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-48" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BANKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 321). On 15th July I was on duty at Hackney Police-station, and saw the prisoner on the cab-stand by himself—it was shortly after the "houses" were closed, after 12 o'clock—I said "You don't seem very busy"—there was no other cab there, nor had there been for a quarter of an hour—he said "Well, I don't know," or something to that effect—it was then about 12.10; after that I heard the last train coming in, and a lady got out and got into the prisoner's cab and drove away towards Clarence Road—I only identify her by her dress when she afterwards spoke to me—about 12.30 I saw Mrs. Hallett having an altercation with a Hansom's cabman, who had just driven up—she gave me a coin, and the description of a cabman—about 3 o'clock that morning I saw the prisoner walking in Mare Street—I said "You will have to go to the station with me for uttering a counterfeit half-sovereign to a lady at Clarence Road"—he said "I have only had one fare to
<lb/>night, Mr. Clark, the butcher"—I took him to the station; he was charged, and said "I have only had one fare to-night, a militiaman and two ladies; I drove them from Hackney to Coborn Road"—he did not tell me where he had driven the butcher—Mrs. Hallett identified him at the station, but he said he had never seen her before—I found on him seven shillings, two sixpences, a penny, and five halfpence—Mrs. Hallett handed me this coin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I apprehended him 150 yards from the cab rank—he had left his cab at the yard—his time was generally 1.30—this was about 3 o'clock, I was watching his house and thought he had gone to bed—his house is 300 or 400 yards from the station—as far as I know the last train comes in at 12.10—as a rule two cabs only ply there, a Hansom's and a four-wheeler, but there are others in readiness, I have seen eight or nine standing back in reserve—I know the prisoner is the man who was on the rank at 12.10, because I spoke to him a minute before the fare got in, he was the only man there—I am stationary on a point in front of the railway gate—the rank is 120 yards from the station, but the cabs to be engaged are in front of the station door—I had been there from 9 o'clock without moving, I am only allowed to move 25 yards—I told the lady that I had apprehended a cabman, she saw the prisoner sitting at a table and said "That is the man"—I searched him and took his badge out of his pocket—I did not find any holes in either pocket—I think he said "I took Mr. Knight, the butcher," not Mr. Clark—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the note I made at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. There are only two cabs there at any time of day—I have known the prisoner personally for two years, and for five years by sight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Ted</hi> a fool"—
<hi rend="italic">Ted</hi> is the young master, and the cab was opposite the door—he showed me the same coin again about 3rd July, and told me the same thing—he took it out of his trousers pocket among the silver that he was going to pay the cab hire with—he gave it into my hand and I asked him to let me put it on the cab, he said "No, I shall make use of that another night," and put it back into his trousers pocket with other money—he said that when he picked it up he thought it was not a half sovereign, and he thought his luck was in—he pays his cab hire to me every morning, he paid me 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the morning of 15th July—he is not a night cabman, he is a long day man—he paid me with eleven shillings and three penny pieces, that was about 2.30 on Sunday morning, that was the close of the hire.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He came in between 1.30 and 2 o'clock, and after he had paid he went out directly; I do not carry a watch, but I know it has before 2—he said twice that he found the coin, but not about putting it on the cab—I am not generally about three sheets in the wind between 1 and 2 o'clock in the night; I lie down in the stable and the men put their money in bags and give it to me sometimes while I am lying down—there are 20 men—I said nothing when he said he was going to make use of it—he walked away after he had given me 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the coin had three eagles' heads on one side and there was a hole in it—I took one of the wings for a third head, but there are two heads and two wings—the prisoner came and spoke to the young governor first and then to me—I did not know the prisoner—the prisoner came into the employment on 27th June, two days before, he was at King's before that for five years, he had a very bad character, but the young master took him; I only know it by his license, on which the date is endorsed in writing instead of figures, and that means a bad character, that when he takes a cab out he does not give his master the money—I often receive bad money from the men—the date in writing, also means getting drunk and all like that—I am a teetotaller.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this coin is brass, and of less value than a good half-sovereign; it is an ordinary card counter, and has the Austrian double-headed eagle on it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1888.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<p>
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<persName id="t18880730-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-65" type="surname" value="PERRIN"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-65" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PERRIN</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter, of 59, Collingwood Street—on 13th March, about 2.30 p.m., I saw Mr. Wade with the prisoner in his arms; two other men went up, and the prisoner put his leg between Mr. Wade's legs and threw him, and all three ran away—on 26th June I was called to the station, and picked the prisoner out from a number of others—I have no doubt whatever of him—I saw the chain taken by one of the other two men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not say that you were the man on the first examination, because I only gave sufficient evidence to grant a remand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-66" type="surname" value="GORDON"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-66" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GORDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 143). On 24th June I took the prisoner in Whitechapel Road from a description I had on 13th March—I told him it was for being concerned with a man not in custody in stealing a spade guinea on 13th March—he said "I know nothing about it"—I put him with about 11 other men of a similar description, and Perrin picked him out—on the remand he was placed with other men at the police-court, and Wade immediately identified him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I brought several men to identify you before I brought Perrin, but that was for various other offences, not for this offence at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. The prosecutor has made two different statements.</p>
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<p>he said he believed I was the man, and then he said I was n it the one that took it, I was the one who got hold of him. I am innocent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-67" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WADE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When I was going after the prisoner my porter was at the door, and spoke to me—I did not see him do anything—I did not see him while I was being assaulted—he is not here.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd November</hi>, 1886,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Smith</persName>.—
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<p>735.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-735-offence-1 t18880730-name-70"/>Great Western Railway Company</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MASTERMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-71" type="surname" value="FREEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-71" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT FREEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a carman of the Great Western Railway Company—on 17th June, about 5 o'clock, I was in Friday Street, exactly opposite Blue Boar Court—I was at the horse's head, and saw the prisoner take a parcel from the tail-board of my van and take it up Blue Boar Court, where he could not get out—I watched at the entrance till a policeman came and took him, and the parcel was found 15 yards up the court—it weighed over 1 cwt.—he took it on his shoulder.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-72" type="surname" value="GARDNER"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-72" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GARDNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 615). A commissionaire fetched me and I took the prisoner, coming out of the court; he had nothing with him; he said "How could I take it? I have only just come from Cheap side"—I said "Let us go up the court and look"—I took him up the court and found the parcel and a packing-case 9 or 10 yards from where he stood—this is a portion of it; the clerk at the Mansion House let them have one piece as it was specimens—they were all produced at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-73" type="surname" value="TRUELOVE"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-73" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY TRUELOVE</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Powell, Britton and Co., of Friday Street—on 17th July I delivered a parcel containing three pieces of linen and one piece of sheeting, value 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., to the Great Western Railway.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was passing through Friday Street, and just as I got opposite this carman he turned round and accused me of taking a parcel from his van; I denied it. I have a sprained wrist and could not carry it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-74" type="surname" value="FREEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-74" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT FREEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The tail-board was 4 or 5 feet from the ground and nearly level with the prisoner's shoulder; there was no other parcel on it, there had been three, but I had taken two off—I should say it weighed over 1 cwt.—I could easily carry it, but I had to ask a man to give a
<hi rend="italic">chuck up</hi> with it when it was on the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880730-735-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>** to a conviction at Clerkenwell on 9
<hi rend="italic">th May</hi>, 1887.—
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<p>736.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ALBERT THIRST</hi> (36)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-76" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-76" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Royal Oak Hotel, Bayswater—on 10th July, about 9.10 p.m., the prisoner brought me this letter, and said he had to wait for an answer, "29, Pickering Place, 7th July, 1888. Dear Sir,—Will you oblige me with change for the enclosed, which I have just received from Dr. Wall, of 98, Bishop's</p>
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<p>Road (
<hi rend="italic">Signed Thos. Fulcham, and enclosing a cheque for</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., to
<hi rend="italic">Mr. T. Fulcham or order</hi>)—I knew Dr. Wall's father, and told the prisoner I would send the porter with an answer—he went out, but did not go away—the porter went out and brought me the money—some time afterwards I saw the prisoner outside the house, and three hours afterwards Mrs. Fulcham brought Mr. Fulcham and asked the prisoner if that was the gentleman who gave him the note; he said "No"—Mr. Fulcham then said "This man used to work for me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-77" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FULCHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of 39, Pickering Place, Bays
<lb/>water—fourteen months ago the prisoner worked for me for a very short time—this letter is not in my writing—I did not receive this cheque from Dr. Wall; I did not send the prisoner or anybody else to Mr. Robinson to get it cashed—the endorsement is not my writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-78" type="surname" value="WALL"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-78" type="given" value="REGINALD BLIOH"/>REGINALD BLIOH WALL</persName> </hi>, M.D. I live at Bishop's Road—this cheque is on my bank, but a different branch; this is not my signature, nor did I authorise anybody to sign it, or send it to Mr. Fulcham—I always sign "R. Bligh Wall," this is signed "Reginald B. Wail."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-79" type="surname" value="WEIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-79" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGB WEIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On Sunday morning, 6th July, Mr. Robinson and a constable brought the prisoner to the station, and I told him he would be charged with attempting to obtain 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by a fictitious cheque on the London and County Bank, Holborn Branch—he said "I thought it was a right one, a man gave it to me in Westbourne Park Road to get it cashed; he had a light coat on, I think I should know him again."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I was in Westbourne Park Road. A gentleman came up to me in a light overcoat, and asked me to take this letter to Mr. Robinson; he took me down Pickering Place, and told me he lived at No. 39. I took the letter and waited for an answer. Mr. Robinson said he would send round his porter, I went to 39, Pickering Place, three or four times, and waited till 12 o'clock to see Mr. Fulcham. I knew no more of what was in that letter than a new-born child."
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner repealed the same statement in his defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-80" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When I say that the prisoner did not go away, I meant that he did not go out of the neighbourhood to avoid me.</p>
<p>
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<p>737.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK BROWN</hi> (34)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-83" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-83" type="surname" value="MEWETT"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-83" type="given" value="CATHERINE MARY"/>CATHERINE MARY MEWETT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Mewett, a carpenter, of 36, William Street, Notting Dale—on 21st July I was the last person up, and when I went to bed at 1.5 or 1.10, the doors were bolted, and the windows shut—the catch of one window was broken, but the window was shut—I got up at 6 a.m.; I was the first person up—the top of the kitchen window was pushed to the bottom as far as it would go—a dress was lying on the floor; I missed four aprons, two pairs of drawers, and a curtain—a shirt is still missing—they had been on the board where I iron, four or five feet from the window, and I think a man might have reached them—an iron bar with a hook to it was picked up in the garden.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-84" type="surname" value="MARKHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-84" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MARKHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant X</hi>). On 21st July, about 8.30, I</p>
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<p>saw the prisoner entering a public-house on Notting Hill—I said "I want you, where are you living?"—he said "13, Bangor Street"—I said "What room?"—he said "The first floor front"—I handed him over to another officer, I went there and found these four aprons, two pairs of drawers, and the curtains, some on the bed, and some in a drawer—he lived there with a woman named Mack, who was in the room—I took the things to the station, and said to the prisoner "I have found these things in your room; you will be charged with committing a burglary at 37, William Street, this morning and stealing this property"—he said "1 don't lire there, it is not likely I should have told you I lived there if these things were there".</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took you for failing to report yourself on your ticket-of-leave—I arrested the woman, and she said that you brought the things into the room. (
<hi rend="italic">The Grand Jury had ignored the bill against Mack.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-85" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-85" type="surname" value="DALEY"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-85" type="given" value="MARY"/>MART DALEY</persName> </hi>. I keep a furnished lodging-house at 13, Bangor Street—the prisoner and a woman named Mack occupied the first floor front nearly a week, as husband and wife—I did not see him very often—I am married, and live at No. 6 in the same street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you there the day before the robbery. The prisoner in his defence stated that Mack, who had sheltered him, had owned to the offence, and contended that it was not likely that he should have anything to do with it, being under ticket-of-leave.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the second Count.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on 10th January</hi>, 1881,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to Eight Years' Penal Servitude.—
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<interp inst="t18880730-737-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-737-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-737-18880730 t18880730-737-punishment-20"/>Two Years' Hard Labour</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>**, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<p>738.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED GEORGE NORTH</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880730-738-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-738-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a licence to act as a hackney carriage driver.
<hi rend="italic">Another Count</hi>, for procuring the licence to be forged.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-87" type="surname" value="THROUGHTON"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-87" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD THROUGHTON</persName> </hi>. I am sub-inspector in the Hackney Carriage Department at Scotland Yard, where licences are granted to hackney carriage drivers—this licence (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was issued by me on 21st January, 1888, to Charles Beeston—I produce a copy of the register—I find the licence was first granted on 13th January, 1885, and has been renewed year by year—this licence has been altered so far as the description is concerned; the original was "56 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion"—I can not recognise the licensee personally—the address was 95, Westmoreland Street, Pimlico.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18880730-name-88" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-88" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD TURNER</persName> </hi>. I live at 95, Westmoreland Street, Pimlico—a cabdriver named Charles Mills lodged with me from 1883 to 1888—he did not pass in my house as Beeston; I know his cab licence came there addressed to him in that name—he died on 2nd March, at my house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-89" type="surname" value="HARDING"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-89" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HARDING</persName> </hi>. I live at Ormond Yard, Queen Square, and am a cab proprietor—on 12th May the prisoner came to me to be employed as a driver—he handed me this licence—he remained with me till 26th</p>
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<p>May—I endorsed the licence when I took him, and when he left—I kept the licence and gave it up to him when he left—the prisoner passed with we under the name of Beeston.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-90" type="surname" value="HARDING"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-90" type="given" value="ALFRED CHARLES"/>ALFRED CHARLES HARDING</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness—I recollect the prisoner driving for my father—when he left I gave him this licence back—I handed him a summons for loitering, which had been left at our yard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-91" type="surname" value="FARMER"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-91" type="given" value="EZRA"/>EZRA FARMER</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Mrs. Ruth Farmer, a cab proprietor—I engaged the prisoner as a hackney carriage driver on 1st June—he produced this licence, which I kept while he was in my employment, and gave it to the police afterwards—he passed under the name of Beeston; he signed the agreement in that name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-92" type="surname" value="SIMPKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-92" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SIMPKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 77). I took out a summons for loitering, which the warrant officer left at Mr. Harding's for the prisoner—I saw the prisoner driving a cab on 17th May—on 4th June I fetched the licence from Mr. Farmer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-93" type="surname" value="MCCARTHY"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-93" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP MCCARTHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 116). I apprehended the prisoner on 14th June for loitering on 17th May—the warrant was taken out for not obeying the summons—at the police-station the prisoner gave the name of Alfred George North, of 15, King Street, Chelsea.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-94" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-94" type="given" value="JOHN JONES"/>JOHN JONES PARKER</persName> </hi>. I am an Inspector of Police and Chief Inspector of the Hackney Carriage Department—I was present at Marlborough Street Police-court, when the prisoner was charged with loitering—I examined this licence and noticed the erasures.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-95" type="surname" value="PUTTICK"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-95" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PUTTICK</persName> </hi>. I am a cab. proprietor, of Richard's Place—the endorsement on this licence is in my handwriting.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said he was innocent of the forgery, but that the licence was given to him as it now was, and that he had uttered it.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18880730-738-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-738-18880730 t18880730-738-punishment-21"/>Fourteen Days Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>739.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD JOHNSON</hi> (21)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAROLINE BROWN</hi> (21)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-739-offence-1 t18880730-name-98"/>Nathan Hallel</persName>, and stealing his watch.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</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="t18880730-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-99" type="surname" value="HALLEL"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-99" type="given" value="NATHAN"/>NATHAN HALLEL</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Leslie Street, Stepney Road, and am a trimming maker—on Thursday, 28th June, I saw Johnson, who took my watch—he did nothing else that I know of.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had had a little drop of drink—children were throwing mud and stones at me; there must have been some people round me; I don't know how many—I don't remember that when I said I had lost my watch some people said I had got it in my pocket—I don't remember accusing a woman of having stolen it, or that she struck me because I said she had stolen it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw the man come next to me and pull my watch out—I don't remember much; I had had a little drop; I can't remember what I did then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-100" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-100" type="surname" value="MIDDLETON"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-100" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE MIDDLETON</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Devonshire Street, Mile End—on Thursday, 28th June, I was coming down St. Peter's Street, and saw this man and woman following the gentleman; the man kicked him on the leg and knocked him on the arm, and the woman said "Go for it," and the man went for the watch and chain; he then went into a house in Devonshire Street—I went after him; the woman came after me, and said "Did you see him take the watch?"—I said "Yes"—she after
<lb/>wards</p>
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<p>came to my house, and said "If they come, say you don't know about it"—I next saw the prisoners at the police-station, and identified them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>. I did not pick Johnson out from other men—he did not complain that it was unfair not to put him with other men—Mrs. Salmon, who did not see the watch taken, but heard all Brown said, did not come up to pick Johnson out—I had never seen Johnson before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown</hi>. I first saw you in St. Peter's Street—I followed the man with others, and was watching—you told the children to go on pelting the man—a plain clothes constable came up and asked what was the matter—I don't know why I did not tell him the man had stolen a watch and chain, and had run into the house—the detectives searched the house, and could not find the prisoner; I told them as soon as I saw them, and after that you came to my house, and told me to swear I did not know him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-101" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-101" type="surname" value="SALMON"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-101" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH SALMON</persName> </hi>. On 28th June I saw the prisoners follow the old gentleman up St. Peter's Street, and knock him down outside St. Peter's Street Church—Brown then said "Go for it," and he went for the watch and chain, and ran into 133, Devonshire Street—I was standing outside the door, when Brown said to me "What are you watching my house for?"—I made no answer; I stood there; afterwards I saw them at the station—I did not recognise Johnson, because his face was swollen and scratched; I recognise him now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-102" type="surname" value="GORDON"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-102" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GORDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 140). Middleton identified Johnson at the station immediately—Salmon did not at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH.</hi> Johnson was placed among a number of others I got from the street, answering his description, about the same height and age—he was not in the dock when Middleton identified him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880730-739-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>740.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD JOHNSON</hi> </persName>. and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAROLINE BROWN</hi> </persName> were
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted, together with
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<interp inst="def3-740-18880730" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS CLEMENTS</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880730-740-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the moneys of
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDOE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Johnson.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-107" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-107" type="surname" value="HOLLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-107" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT HOLLAND</persName> </hi>. I keep the Dolphin beerhouse, Devonshire Street, and am the wife of Charles Holland—on 13th June the prisoners came in with others—Johnson and another man had two halt-pints of ale in my private bar—Brown and Clements had a pint of ale between them, and another man had a glass of ginger beer—during that time a man not in custody went round the bagatelle room and came through the house, and to my surprise I saw him coming out of the parlour door—I called to my daughter—the man took the money out of the till, and Johnson assisted him over the bar and took something out of his hand—I asked Clements and Brown to assist me in stopping the man, and they said "All right, Miss, don't upset yourself"—they did not stop him—the man went away—I recollect the three prisoners as the persons I saw in the house—I afterwards saw and recognised them at the police-station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi>. I saw Johnson assist the other man over the bar—I met him in the street a week after, but I could not take him into custody—he said at the station when I picked him out that</p>
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<p>he had passed my house two or three times every day since the robbery, and he called my attention to the fact that he had met me on one occasion—he said "Why did not you give me in charge when I passed?"—I told him because there was no policeman at hand, and it was no use my trying to detain him—I said nothing about being too busy—there was only one man on the side where the thief jumped over—Clements was on the public side with Brown and another man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown</hi>. You came in with Clements and another dark man with a black coat—the room where the money was stolen was behind me—I don't know if I was talking to you and the man—I caught hold of his coat, and he hit and kicked me—you all five came in together, and you said to Johnson and the other man as you were coming into the private bar "I don't want to drink with you; I will go by myself"—you were all together—I did not lock you up because I was so upset, and Clements said "I will kill any b——man or woman either that tried to stop me"—I gave the matter into the hands of the police—you have been in my house several times—I picked Johnson out from a number of other men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-108" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-108" type="surname" value="TILLETT"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-108" type="given" value="KICHARD"/>KICHARD TILLETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 64, Devonshire Street—I saw Brown on this night with four other
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi>, none of whom are here—I saw none of those
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> come out of the public-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-109" type="surname" value="SUPER"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-109" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SUPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman HR</hi> 32). I took Clements—he said at first he knew nothing about it—he commenced to struggle—King was with me—on the way to the station Clements said "I was there talking to the woman," and he said something which King took down in writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Clements</hi>. The woman recognised you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-110" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-110" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 207). Clements said to me (I took it down in writing) "Have you seen me do anythiug this morning?"—at the station he said "I was at the beershop with
<hi rend="italic">Dark Dick</hi> and them when the job was done, but I did not have any of the money, so help me God.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880730-740-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-740-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18880730-741" type="date" value="18880730"/>
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<p>741.
<persName id="def1-741-18880730" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-741-18880730" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-741-18880730" type="age" value="26"/>
<interp inst="def1-741-18880730" type="surname" value="CLEMENTS"/>
<interp inst="def1-741-18880730" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS CLEMENTS</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t18880730-741-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-741-offence-1 t18880730-name-112"/>Rev. Henry Tristram Valentine</persName>, and stealing two sheets and a clock.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-113" type="surname" value="VALENTINE"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-113" type="given" value="HENRY TRISTRAM"/>HENRY TRISTRAM VALENTINE</persName> </hi>. I live at the Parsonage, London Hospital—between the night of the 1st and the morning of 2nd July my house was broken into—the doors were locked the night before; I can
<lb/>not speak to the windows—this sheet is mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-114" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-114" type="surname" value="WILLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-114" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN WILLIS</persName> </hi>. I am cook to the last witness—on Sunday night 1st July, I securely fastened up the windows with the exception of one small side window—in the morning I found a window open and missed a clock and sheets and other property—this is one of the sheets; it is my master's property—it was safe the night before at half-past 10.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-115" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-115" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SOPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman HR</hi> 32). I found this sheet on the prisoner at the police-station on the morning of the 2nd—I saw he looked rather bulky about the stomach, and I undid his coat and waistcoat, and found this sheet was round his stomach underneath his braces—I said "How do you account for this?"—he said "My mother gave it to me"—I said "Your mother has not got things like that, has she?"—he said "To tell you the truth a very tall man gave it to me this morning in Mile End coming along"</p>
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<p>—we had followed the prisoner up the Mile End Road; there was no man there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-116" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman II</hi> 207). I was with the last witness—the prisoner said "I will tell you the truth; it was given to me to sell by a man named Sampson, about six feet high, in the Mile End Road; he gave me sixpence to carry it; I should not have done it, only I was hungry; I don't know where he lives"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>** to a conviction of felony in January, 1882,
<hi rend="italic">at Winchester</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-741-18880730 t18880730-741-punishment-22"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>742.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN COADY</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880730-742-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-742-offence-1 t18880730-name-118"/>Everard Home Coleman</persName>, and stealing his watch and chain.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-119" type="surname" value="COLEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-119" type="given" value="EVERARD HOME"/>EVERARD HOME COLEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am Assistant Registrar-General of Shipping and Seamen—on 18th July I left my office at 4 p.m., and went through Cross Lane into St. Marriott Lane; when I got to the corner I was surrounded by three or four men, of whom the prisoner was one—I had a bag in one hand, and an umbrella in the other—I was wearing a watch and chain—the prisoner made a tug at my watch—I think I closed my arms, and he had to make a second pull at it—I saw his face—another man struck me in the chest, and a third put his legs into mine, and tripped me up—I got up, raised a cry, and followed the prisoner, who went down St. Mary Hill steps—some gentlemen gave chase, and eventually he was stopped; an officer came up, and I accused him of taking my watch—I was not hurt—this is my watch; it has my name, and an inscription on it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not see you with other men, because you came up immediately I got to the corner—I saw you running away with the one that tripped me up—I did not see you with him before—you used no violence to me; the other one did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-120" type="surname" value="DOUSE"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-120" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DOUSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 807). I saw the prisoner in company with three other men whom I had previous knowledge of on this after
<lb/>noon; I followed them into Arthur Street East—they loitered a few minutes, and went round by St. Mary-at-Hill to a doorway into the Coal Exchange, apparently hiding themselves—they went to Hart Lane, and round to St. Dunstan's Hill, loitered a few minutes, and then I missed them—all at once I heard a cry of "Stop thief"—I saw the prisoner running from the direction of the cry, and the prosecutor running with others—I gave chase, and with others stopped the prisoner, who became very violent—Mr. Coleman came up, and said "This man has stolen my watch and chain"—the prisoner said "You have made a mistake"—we took him; he was very violent—this watch and chain, which was identified by Mr. Coleman, was in the prisoner's trousers pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said to the gentleman who stopped you outside the Custom House, "All right, Johnny, you have got the right one."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said that a man passed him and dropped a watch and chain in his pocket, and told him to take it back to the prosecutor.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18880730-742-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880730-742-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-742-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was further indicted for that he was convicted of felony in June</hi>. 1887,
<hi rend="italic">at the Sessions House, Clerkenwell Green.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-121" type="surname" value="HALDY"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-121" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALDY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman JR</hi> 287). I was present at Middlesex Sessions on 6th June, 1887, and saw the prisoner there—he was convicted of stealing a watch from the person, and sentenced to six months</p>
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<p> hard labour—this is the certificate—I have not the least doubt that the, prisoner is the same person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. **—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18880730-742-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-742-18880730 t18880730-742-punishment-23"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>743.
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<interp inst="def1-743-18880730" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEC HOLLOWAY</hi> (16)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880730-743-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-743-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>, Unlawfully and indecently assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-743-offence-1 t18880730-name-123"/>Mary Ann Elizabeth Frisby</persName> aged four years.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>744.
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<interp inst="def1-744-18880730" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880730-744-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to forging and uttering an accountable receipt,</rs> and also
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-125" type="surname" value="BLACKWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-125" type="given" value="THOMAS FRANCIS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-744-offence-2 t18880730-name-125"/>Thomas Francis Blackwell</persName> and others, a banker's cheque for 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud, and to other counts charging similar offences.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-744-18880730 t18880730-744-punishment-24"/>Judgment respited</rs> </hi>. And</p> </div1>
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<p>745.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM STOWERING</hi>* (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880730-745-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-745-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/> to breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-127" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-745-offence-1 t18880730-name-127"/>James Walker</persName>, and stealing a book and a brush;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> together with
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<interp inst="def2-745-18880730" type="age" value="18"/>
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<interp inst="def2-745-18880730" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK HOCKING</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880730-745-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-745-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> to breaking and entering the warehouse of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-745-offence-2 t18880730-name-129"/>William Young McQueen</persName>, and stealing two coats and other articles, and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18880730-745-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-745-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to being found by night with house-breaking implements in their possession.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18880730-745-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-745-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-745-18880730 t18880730-745-punishment-25"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-745-18880730 t18880730-745-punishment-25"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour each.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18880730-745-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880730-745-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-745-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st, and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>. 1888.</p>
<p>Before Mr. Reecorder.</p>
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<p>746.
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<rs id="t18880730-746-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880730-746-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-746-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to forging and uttering an order for the delivery of goods,</rs> also
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-131" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-131" type="occupation" value="sir"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-746-offence-2 t18880730-name-131"/>Sir John Bennett</persName> six watches, chains, and other goods by false, pretences.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-746-18880730 t18880730-746-punishment-26"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs>And</p> </div1>
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<p>747.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-747-offence-1 t18880730-name-133"/>Emily Boyle</persName>, his wife being then living.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-747-18880730 t18880730-747-punishment-27"/>
<hi rend="italic">Two Days' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HAY</hi> (19)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def3-748-18880730" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-748-18880730" type="age" value="17"/>
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<interp inst="def3-748-18880730" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES SMITH</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880730-748-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-748-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-137" type="surname" value="STURGESS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-748-offence-1 t18880730-name-137"/>Samuel Sturgess</persName>, and stealing six pairs of boots.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WEBB</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18880730-748-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880730-748-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-748-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-138" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-138" type="surname" value="GUSSON"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-138" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY GUSSON</persName> </hi>. I am cook to Mr. Samuel Sturgess, of 38, Brunswick Gardens, Kensington—on the evening of 26th July I went to bed at 11 o'clock—all the doors and windows were fast, especially the window of the smoking-room, in the basement near the window was a table close under the window, upon which were six pairs of boots belonging to my master—anybody putting a hand through the window could reach them—there are upright bars outside the window, I came down at halt-past 7 o'clock in the morning—I found the window of the smoking-room open and the boots gone, these three pairs of boots (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are some of those I missed—one of the bars had been tampered with.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-139" type="surname" value="MARKHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-139" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MARKHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant X</hi>). At 7 a.m. on 20th July, I and two other officers went to the top-floor back room at 31 St. Catherine's Road, Notting Vale—I there saw Hay and a female—under the bed I found this sack containing six pairs of boots, these produced are three</p>
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<p>of them; another officer arrested Hay—I took possession of the property—I then went to 50, St. Clement's Road, where I arrested Webb and ok him to the station, when Webb and Smith said in Hay's presence "You have got us straight, it is no good to deny it, we pushed open the window early this morning and stole the boots from a corner house in the Mall"—I afterwards went to 38, Brunswick Gardens, and examined the window of the smoking-room, the catch had been forced back—there was a mark on the catch and also on the woodwork—the window was broken so that the boots could be pulled through.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-140" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-140" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 421). At 7 o'clock in the morning of 27th July, I apprehended Smith at a common lodging-house in Bangor Street, about quarter of an hour's walk from the prosecutor's, he was by him
<lb/>self—I took him to the station, he there said in Hay's presence "What is all this for? I know nothing about this job," and in answer to the charge he said, "We did not go inside the house, we took the boots from outside"—about half-past 4 that morning I was on duty in Bangor Street, I saw the three prisoners together in St. Clement's Road—they went into a common lodging-house, No. 12, Bangor Street, about half a mile from the prosecutor's house, where I lost sight of them—I did not see them again till they were arrested, one of them appeared to be carrying something under his arm, it was not large enough to hold six pairs of boots—I know the three prisoners very well.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-141" type="surname" value="WEIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-141" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN WEIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman XR</hi> 47). I was with the last witness, I arrested Hay and was present when the boots were found under the bed—he said "I know nothing about the job, and I never knew the boots were there"—the prisoners did not live together, all three lived in different places.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hay's defence</hi>. I know nothing about it, I was out looking for work.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>. </p> </div1>
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<p>749.
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-749-offence-1 t18880730-name-143"/>Frederick Jordan</persName>, and stealing a timepiece, a locket, and other goods.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi> for receiving.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-144" type="surname" value="JORDAN"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-144" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK JORDAN</persName> </hi>. I am a boot-maker, of 7, St. Helen's Gardens, North Kensington—on 18th July I went to bed about 20 minutes past 11 o'clock, I was the last up—I fastened all the doors and windows—I came down next morning at quarter past 7, I found the parlour door and window open, and missed a timepiece, a gold watch and chain, a locket and chain, a brown ulster, some bracelets, an opera glass, and a bonnet belonging to my wife—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the bonnet, it was safe in the back parlour the night before—I have not seen any of the other property—the value was about 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-145" type="surname" value="MARKHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-145" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MARKHAM</persName> </hi>. I found this bonnet in the prisoner's room at the same time as the boots—he said "Webb brought the bonnet into my room."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. It was brought to my room by Webb, he said he found it in a field; I wish to call him and Smith.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-146" type="surname" value="WEBB"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WEBB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">A Prisoner</hi>). I pleaded guilty to the last charge—I found this bonnet in Salter's fields and took it to Hay's room and left it there—I told him where I had found it, Smith was with me when I found it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am living with a sister of Hay's.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-147" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">a Prisoner</hi>). I have known Hay about two months—I was with Webb passing through Salter's fields, he said "Here's a bonnet, I will take it home"—he went with it to Hay's room, I left him at the corner.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving</hi> </rs>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-748-18880730 t18880730-749-punishment-28"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WEBB</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">were also sentenced to the same.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>750.
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<interp inst="def1-750-18880730" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STANDFORD TUCZEK</hi> (34)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880730-750-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-750-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining certain fishing tackle and other goods by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-149" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BAKER</persName> </hi>. I live at Kingsbury Lodge, Birmingham—I am a gun maker—on 16th June last I advertised a gun for sale in the Field—I wanted 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—on 20th June I received this letter—(
<hi rend="italic">This was signed E A. Green, requesting the gun to be sent, which if not approved should be returned, carriage both ways to be paid</hi>). At the same time I received this card, "E. A, Green, fishing tackle and cutlery, 3, Mansion House Street, Hammersmith"—on receiving this on the 21st I for
<lb/>warded the gun on the faith of the letter and the card, I thought Green was carrying on a respectable business—on the 27th I received this post card "Will keep gun, and will call on you and dear up. Yours, E. A. Green. "He did not call—I wrote two letters and three telegrams, but got no reply—I then came to London and put the matter into the hands of Inspector Morgan—this is the gun.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-150" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-150" type="surname" value="JAICO"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-150" type="given" value="EVALINE"/>EVALINE JAICO</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Felix Jaico, an engineer, of 3, Mansion House Street, Hammersmth; we rent the whole of the house—the prisoner occupied a bedroom there at is. a week—we always called him Mr. Francis, but he did business in the name of Green—he had no shop; he had packets and communications in the way of business—I received them—no customers came to buy things—he left suddenly about 9th July—I took in a gun for him; it was addressed to him; I paid "the carriage—he told me afterwards that he had sold it, but that he had not had the money—I know his handwriting—these documents are his writing—he owed us rent when he left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-151" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector T</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on 11th July at Chiswick—the warrant was for the apprehension of E. A. Green—I asked him his name, he said "Standford Tuczek"—I read the warrant to him; he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You told me where the gun was—you did not try to conceal anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-152" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY BAGUS</persName> </hi>. I manage the Builder's Arms public-house, Hammersmith—on a Monday in June the prisoner came to my house with this gun, and asked 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it—I said it was no good to me, I would not give 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it—I lent him 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it then and a sovereign on the Tuesday—I kept it behind the bar—I showed it to all my customers and gave it up to the prosecutor directly it was applied for.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-153" type="surname" value="BENN"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-153" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BENN</persName> </hi>. I am a fishing-tackle maker and live at Longside, Aberdeenshire—I inserted an advertisement in the Fishing Gazette, and on 23rd April I received this letter referring to it. (
<hi rend="italic">This contained an order for various articles connected with fishing</hi>.) There was no card with it—I thought this was a
<hi rend="italic">bond fide</hi> order from a tradesman, and I complied with it and sent the things on the 25th; on the 29th I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed E. A. Green, and acknowledged the receipt of the</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">articles and ordered others</hi>.) I complied with that order—I had not up to that time received any payment—I asked for a reference, and he sent a reference to the London and County Bank, Hanover Square branch—I had sent the goods before referring to the bank—I believed he was in a position to refer to the bank—the articles I supplied came to 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,—he never paid me—I wrote about it and then handed the matter to the police—I received a further order after the reference—I did not send that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-154" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM CUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the manager of the Hanover Square branch of the London and County Bank; the prisoner bad no account there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-155" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-155" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner was charged with this case at the police-court—he said "I had the goods; it is all right, barring the false pretences."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880730-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880730-name-156" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-156" type="surname" value="PERROTT"/>
<interp inst="t18880730-name-156" type="given" value="STANFORD"/>STANFORD PERROTT</persName> </hi>. I am a fishing-tackle manufacturer, of 109, Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon—I inserted an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Fishing Gazette</hi>—on 17th June I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This requested a supply of fishing articles</hi>.) The letter was accompanied by a card of "E. A. Green, fishing-tackle manufacturer," with the same address as the last—I sent a telegram, and received a post-card in reply—I have never received the money or the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I got the gun in good faith, and would have paid for it only I had not time. I should have sold it before that day for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if I had been at liberty. I had a customer for it. As to the other case I have nothing to say."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I lived at Mansion House Street eight months, and did business there in photographs, fishing-tackle, and pen knives.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. JAICO</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). He had photographs come to him in packets—he said he sold them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>. The gun was sent to me on approbation—I wrote to say I would keep it, but the gentleman took out a warrant before he sent the invoice—I gave every information I could—I gave the banker's reference, because my father had a large account there for many years; I had no account there myself, but I thought if I gave his name he would give me credit.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880730-750-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. **—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>751.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYNN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-159" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM DAVIES</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Letherstone Road, Fulham—I am a clerk at present in employ—I was in the defendant's employ on two occasions—on the first he was trading as Smith and Co., 42, Essex Street, Strand—I left that employ in September, 1887—I re-entered his employ three weeks or a month afterwards; he was then trading as Blackie and Co., 1, Denman Street, London Bridge—I left finally in April, 1887—my wages were then about 13 weeks in arrear, at the rate of 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week; that would be 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—in order to obtain that I placed the matter in the hands of Mr. Gedge—on 2nd March I saw Mr. Gedge, who showed me this letter, which is in the defendant's handwriting. (
<hi rend="italic">This contained the alleged libel; it stated that the prosecutor's claim of</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">was a deliberate charge of blackmail, to which he should add the charge of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">forgery and embezzlement on the part of the prosecutor</hi>.) I had many opportunities of seeing the defendant's handwriting; I will swear this letter is his writing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I consulted Mr. Gedge as to the recovery of this 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he did not suggest that I should take criminal proceedings; I thought it my right to vindicate my character—it was not a concoction between me and Mr. Gedge—I am not going to take a civil action to claim damages—I took the police proceedings because it is the cheapest; I don't want any damages—I did not know that by taking civil proceeding he could be heard—Mr. Gedge did not tell me so—I was present when Mr. Gedge opened the letter—if he had burnt it, probably no damage would have been done to me—I don't think it was Mr. Gedge'a suggestion that I should prosecute; it was my own idea—I did not go and see the prisoner on receiving the letter—it did not provoke me to a breach of the peace—I am not aware that my mother went to see the prisoner before he gave me a character—I don't know that she asked him not to prosecute me—my mother is here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. If she did go to see the prisoner on such an errand it was not by my authority.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
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<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. C. RICHARDS</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ERNEST BEARD</hi>,
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<p>I was 14 years and 3 months old—I came to London in February, 1874, and went into the employ of John Maple and Co., of Tottenham Court Road—I was in uninterrupted situations down to my marriage in July, 1877—the person I married was a widow, who had a milk business—I took a part in the conduct of that business—I introduced the glass trade into London; that was at 3, Southampton Buildings—I personally worked in the business—I made the welkin ring by verbal advertisements—I attended in the shop—I went round with the milk to customers with the yoke on my shoulders—I was separated from my wife in September, 1884—since that I have been earning my livelihood by the milk business—I am a Liberal in politics—that party protested against the prison policy of Her Majesty's Government, and in 1887 I took a strong view on these subjects, and in May, upon the anniversary of Her Majesty's birthday, being then and now a member of the Holborn Liberal and Radical Association, I inaugurated a mass meeting on Mount Pleasant, Clerkenwell, and in August we commenced mass meetings in Hyde Park on Sunday afternoons, up to 23rd October—Mr. Dadeboy Naroji, a Parsee gentleman, was introduced to me by Dr. Gould president of the Holborn Association—he contributed money and speech—the Rev. Stewart Headlam, Mr. Beal, and others were associated with me—Mr. Teage, barrister-at-law, was treasurer of the Association—this was developed into the Anti Coertion Committee—money was collected from the masses at the meetings, and was sent to the Metropolitan Radical Federation—Mr. Loban was acting as chairman and treasurer of the meetings—the money was used for the objects I was working for—it was proposed that delegates should be sent to Ireland, merely to imitate the big Liberal leaders, a resolution was carried to that effect, and they gave me the wings to fly to Ireland—it was proposed that I should be the first delegate—I believe Loban was in the chair every Sunday; I believe I collected the bulk of the money in my hat—an account of the money collected was announced at each meeting; 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was the largest amount realised—Loban took the money and held it for the public—Mr. Wilfred Blunt was arrested on the 23rd October, and I started on 25th October—I addressed meetings in Ireland—I resided one evening at the Imperial Hotel, Dublin, the 12th November, and during the 18 days I was in Ireland I spoke at Drogheda, Louth, and other places—the total amount collected during eight weeks was 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd., and I had 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. myself—it cost me 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. during the eight weeks for travelling, correspondence, &c.—Mr. Loban handed me statements of the sums collected, and the defendants have them—the amount was announced at a subsequent meeting; that was the only mode in which it was accounted; no other account could be made—I was arrested on the evening of 12th November—I was convicted of holding an unlawful meeting—I was sentenced to one month's hard labour, which I did in three gaols, Ennis, Limerick, and Tullamore, on account of the popular enthusiasm—I am none the worse for it—I was released on 15th December, and returned home on the 17th—I immediately went to Loban's address, 9, Harper Street, Theobald's Road, and had a conversation with him, and next day held a meeting, and raised about 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that was the day of the funeral of one of the Trafalgar Square victims—the meetings were held on the same plan as before, and on 8th or 9th January the Anti-Coercion Home Rule Association was formed at 9, Harper Street, with Loban as chairman,</p>
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<p>and bills were issued—there were about a dozen or 15 members—Mr. Naroji and the Rev. Stewart Headlam were elected on the committee—the majority of the members were working men—public announcements were made at these mass meetings with regard to the organisation of this body—Loban was named as chairman and a Mr. Smith as treasurer—I believe he attended the majority of the meetings, and Loban continued to take the chair at the public meetings until he was practically expelled on 9th February—we found him guilty of being in a state of drunkenness in Hyde Park—then Mr. Headlam was elected chairman, after going through the accounts, and he publicly stated every Sunday what he bad in hand—from 8th January to 19th February Mr. Smith acted as treasurer? and he held what was collected after 8th January—at the executive committee meetings the meetings were arranged and who should speak at them, and carrying on the correspondence with the executive of the Irish National League—the delegates were selected at those meetings, but they were elected publicly at the mass meetings—the committee agreed on certain terms, which were to be accepted by each nominee—one of the terms was that he should go at once and give up any work he might have—that was put to Lloyd in my presence, I offered that to the public in the first instance and it was accepted—Lloyd was sent on 2nd February, and he received 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for his expenses—after that Snelling was sent on hearing of Lloyd's arrest—the mass meetings have continued up to last Sunday, and the collections have continued—the Rev. Mr. Moll, as an outside spectator, has checked them; before that they were audited by Mr.Headlam—the books of the committee were accessible every day—I purchased this copy of the
<hi rend="italic">St. Stephen's Review</hi> at 21, John Street, Adelphi, the publishing office—it is dated 24th March, 1888—I have never derived any profit from this or any other political agitation—I did part of the work of the Liberals at the last election—I did not receive a farthing for it—I am not correctly described as "a plunderer of the poor"—I have not called these meetings for my own profit, or appropriated any of the subscriptions—up to the date of the libel of necessary expenses of the meetings expense of the
<hi rend="italic">'buese</hi> from all parts to Hyde Park; that would amount perhaps to 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—then there were banners, and sometimes a band—I have spoken at Hyde Park every Sunday in this year—the name of the Committee has never been changed—I don't think I ever told a lie—I have not paraded every suburban thoroughfare compelling ladies to give us pence—since April the masses have allowed us to appropriate the funds towards the sustenance of this prosecution—I have never been chairman or trustee; I have been merely a democrat, trying to do my duty—it is dastardly false to say that I fell out with hard work some years ago or that I have been supported by my wife in
<hi rend="italic">boosy</hi> idleness—for seven years I was a teetotaller; I have been merely a democrat, trying to do my since this libel, I have been advised by the Queen Square Hospital to drink stout, in order that my leather lungs might be sustained by Guinness's Dublin stout—I have not provided myself with many luxuries; I am just outside the workhouse—I am only here in a suit of clothes lent to me.</p>
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<p>go to Ireland instead of working at my business—my wife had a milk business, and I developed it six-fold in about six weeks—I do not carry it on now—I carried it on for seven years until I left the premises in 1884—I sold a great deal of it, and went to another neighbourhood—I am managing a business now at 177, High Holborn; I am paid by the results, and have contracted with the actual proprietor that the place shall produce a sufficient profit not to cost him a farthing; it is a milk shop, registered under the Metropolitan Act, under the name of Neale Corbett—I realised a living by it up to the time of going to Ireland, since then I have been taking a great part in public work; election work and public speaking, committee meetings, and so forth—the committee meetings, as a rule, are held on Saturday evenings, and on Tuesday for the last three or four months—sometimes my speechifying is on a Monday evening; if I knew that you or any other Gladstonian would be at Deptford, I should go there, with a view of converting them; these Gladstonians are very weak-kneed—I use that as a term of reproach; I am an ultra-Gladstonian, not a sham one, the others are sham Gladstonians, bogus Gladstonians—I apply those terms to them as the
<hi rend="italic">St. Stephen's Review</hi> does to me, but I don't say that they reap any money by it—when I found my work was very slack of an evening, I thought, instead of going to places of amusement, I would go and do my duty as a politician—I believe since February the Deptlbrd committee have held their meetings on Tuesday evenings, at the place I lived at, in the room adjoining my shop—I keep one person in my shop—Mr. Loban was my fellow member of the Holborn Liberal and Radical Association, and you also, and he was a member of the Home Rule Anti-Coeicionists Society—it was not affiliated with any other London association; we are only four or five months old as an organisation—an association must have had sufficient length of existence to be affiliated, it is for experts to judge what length—Loban had to be dismissed, he was drunk about 7th February; that was an unusual occurrence in public—I have seen him the worse for drink once or twice—he was a member of the Holborn Liberal and Radical Association, of which you were vice-president—Dr. Gould, your colleague, introduced him to me—I do not belong to the Holborn Liberal and Radical Club, that was started when I was in Ireland—I applied, they refused because they were afraid I should come in with Loban—I found while I was away that Dr. Gould and he had a personal quarrel—I had a gold watch and chain, not a purse of sovereigns, presented to me the day after the date of the libel, I believe the testimonial was being prepared in January and February, and it happened to fit in as an answer to the libel—I presume the watch and chain were subscribed for before—since this prosecution was instituted, I have heard various things of Loban—I only heard during this prosecution, and from those who profess to be his friends, that he had been in prison—Dr. Gould, the Gladstonian candidate, introduced him to me in December, 1886—some say he was in prison for two or three months, some for two or three weeks—I have no idea what it was for—I did not inquire, I had done with him on 9th February—I heard he had been convicted in a criminal court for some offence against honesty, I should say several years ago—Loban never lived with me—from 8th or 9th January to 24th March I wished to remove the impression from your mind that I was never a delegate of the Anti-Coercionist Home Rule Committee—I was not appointed by any public meeting or organisation prior</p>
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<p>to 9th January—I should think, up to 24th March, the executive and general committees taken together were about 30 strong, all told—I entertain very strong political views—I don't think I use rather strong political language; I am not what you call a violent speaker—those that libel me I am in the habit of calling "vile miscreants" in public—I don't think "contemptible liars" is my phrase—it a man was a liar he would be a vile miscreant—I don't think I used the term "plunderers of the poor," as applied to the Duke of Westminster—I call the Irish land lords that—I have used the term" ruffians "for them—it has been my habit to say that some Irish absentee landlords live in luxurious idleness on a good deal of what the poor ought to have, and that they are found in luxuries and follies by those who don't assert their own rights, by the rack rents—I took these proceedings to clear my character, and to punish the offenders—it was the Rev. John Clark who suggested criminal proceedings—I said at a Hyde Park meeting lately that I wanted the nine creatures to stand at the bar of the Old Bailey—that was not my main object in adopting this form of prosecution, it was to clear my character and punish them for their criminal offence—I said I wanted to send these people to gaol unless they made an adequate apology and paid the costs of the prosecution.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOWEN ROWLANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here said, in reply to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COSTELLO</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">that he was willing now to offer an expression of regret, and to say that it was never intended to charge any offence of a criminal character against the prosecutor.</hi>) The course of this prosecution has driven me to the workhouse—if the costs of the prosecution were paid I would propose, after deducting for my loss of time and my solicitor's bill, to hand them over to the people who subscribed—the people in the mass meetings know me—I summoned somebody for biting me at one of Mr. Richard Chamberlain's meetings—that summons was dismissed; I was bitten in the dark and could not identify the Brummagem biter—I went to Ireland and to 43, O'Connell Street—I was directed to the Imperial Hotel and slept there one night; I dined there the last evening I was there in company with various of your Gladstonians—since the practical expulsion of Loban the committee meetings of the organisation have been held at my house—Lloyd lived there from about l✗the or 12th April to after the libel—I went to Ireland to help with reference to protestations against evictions—I did not take all the furniture away from my own tenant and make him and his child sleep on the floor, not in the way you put it—my tenant owed me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I seized his goods when he told me he would not pay me, and dared me to do my right.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you at the same time owe your landlord 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That was altogether between us, a dispute between us—I paid him beforehand, I would not pay him twice—my tenant said he would not pay me because of a dispute between me and my landlord—my tenant had not a counter claim against me, and never said he had; I had against my landlord—he was a cripple as regards a physical development, but he was an expert master tailor—Loban, as my agent, employed a broker for me to evict this man—before I went to Ireland I went round with the hat and called out the amount of the collection—there were two or three collections before I went—a man would take the hat round, but never touch the coins; he would have the eyes of the public on him; he would come to the platform, and in a promiscuous manner dash the coins on a newspaper, with the eyes of the public still on him I hope—then it was</p>
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<p>given to the treasurer, and the amount would probably be announced to the meeting and entered in a book—the Rev. Stewart Headlam audited the accounts when the society was only a month old; he had warrants for payment; slips of paper with the amount of the collections and the chairman's signature, and that would be copied into the minute and treasurer's book, and then the auditor would see the warrants and the minute book—supposing I wanted to go to Stoke Newington, the treasurer would pay me 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for my fare, and take my receipt for it—there could not be any voucher as to receipts at a mass meeting; if you went round with a hospital box it would be the same—Rev. Stewart Headlam's auditing was adding up and a surveyal of all that was before—he signed this balance-sheet, it is a summary; he would necessarily peruse various vouchers—I heard the treasurer examined last time; he did not say the vouchers were at home and were not produced to Rev. Stewart Headlam—his name is Smith; I attended with Hammer—I got no more money in Ireland, certain Irish friends kept me after my 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. had been spent, but I had no public collection—my contract was that I was to exercise my birthright of free speech for 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for 14 days, and I travelled about 100 miles every day; I was to keep on doing it till I was cleared—I believe Lloyd gave up his work on the Saturday before going to Ireland on the Tuesday—Loban is an accountant, land agent, house agent, &c., &c., too numerous to mention—I believe Lloyd was what you call an unskilled labourer; he would earn about 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week as a casement maker, or something of that kind; on account of this libel he was unable to obtain any work—I am at work now, but I don't earn enough to live on without the assistance of my friends, through this libel—the milk business had not gone to pieces before the libel—I have fallen into a state of insolvency through litigation with my land lord; I said at Bow Street "In consequence of my political principles, and other unhappiness, I fell into a state of insolvency"—that is true—attribute my insolvency to my political principles, so far, not absolutely; it made matters worse; it was just this, through one thing and another, through the coercion of some of my friends, I went to the meetings more.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I assented to Mr. Lewis allowing Mr. Harvey, the secretary of Messrs. Judd and Co., Limited, to appear alone before Mr. Vaughan—Messrs. Judd and Co. were summoned as the printers of the libel—I understood that one or two were not in England at the time; and the Company being a limited Company, being subject to a fine if found guilty, I said two or three would do as well as four or five; I did not know them personally; I did not hear Mr. Vaughan say that I should not continue the prosecution against the printers—I heard you address Mr. Vaughan on the legal aspect of the question—I might have heard Mr. Vaughan say what you suggest, but I might not under stand; I am not a lawyer, only a working man—I bought this copy of the paper about the 8th, 9th, or 10th April—I believe that was the first time I bought a copy—I believe I looked to see who were the printers, and I went to the Phœnix Works to ascertain who Messrs. Judd and Co. were, and I was introduced to Lieutenant-Colonel Creagh; I believe that was on the Monday after I bought the paper, I don't think I had seen my solicitor in the interval—I did not try to buy a copy of the paper there—I learnt that they were printers of a number of other papers, but I am</p>
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<p>yet to learn that they can reap a profit out of libelling my character with impunity; I believe they are only printers, not publishers, but they were co-accomplices in the alleged crime.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have never had a tender of expression of regret from the printers in this matter—the Magistrate committed the printers with the publishers, and held that they were liable—this is the paper I bought on 9th February, 1888—this is Mr. Headlam's, the treasurer's, audit of the committee up to the date of the libel; it contains entries of the sums announced collected at the time—up to the date of the libel there were no subscriptions, only collections, except, I believe, Mr. Naroji paid a guinea towards the cost of one meeting; but that was the only personal subscription—on 8th January 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was claimed for
<hi rend="italic">'bus</hi> fares—the treasurer would pay that—the amounts paid to the treasurer would be announced at the next meeting—we reckoned the expenses of the delegates at 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per day—I travelled about 100 miles a day while in Ireland—a good deal of that expense was car hire—the tenant spoken of was not evicted, he gave up possession voluntarily in the presence of 193 E and other policemen—I had a counter claim against my landlord, and have still—he had a claim against me of about 240
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I have a claim against him of about 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., when he gives me his I think I shall be square—the lodger owed me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at the rate of 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week for a large room, out of which he sublet to a tenant at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I said "Preaching against landlordism in Ireland, I don't want to press you, if you will give half-a-sovereign towards the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I will take it"—he said "I won't pay you anything because you are a Parnellite"—I said "As you have thrown the gauntlet down, neck or nothing I will have my due," but I gave him a recommendation to the Charity Organisation Society, as I thought the man was in poverty at the time; but I found that he had means and assistance from the Tory clubs to employ counsel—I put all the details before the mass meeting before I went to Ireland. and I said "Supporters of the Plan of Campaign, I demand your support," and they gave it me—I have used strong language about political persons—I called some of the defendants miscreants; that was after the publication of this libel, and in reference to it—I believe I spoke of a man who would libel me like that as a miscreant beneath contempt—what I said about the landlords represented my own opinion—I have never attacked the private character of political opponents unless they have made a personal attack upon me—as to Loban, up to the time of his expulsion on 9th February, he was a most respectable man; he was on the executive council of the Holborn Radical Association.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOWEN ROWLANDS</hi>. I believe I was a member of the general committee before I become chairman of the committee—I suppose I became a member of the committee on the day I was elected chairman; that was on 10th February, I believe, the day after I audited the accounts; I won't be quite certain—there was no publication or advertisement of accounts that I am aware of—several papers were submitted to me for audit, statements in writing—Mr. Loban was not present, I had no connection with him—the meaning of "Cash in the hands of Mr. Loban collected prior to formation of committee, as stated by him, 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. "Ipresume is that Mr. Loban stated to somebody, who stated to me, that he had received 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I got that information from Mr. Hammer or Mr. Doughty. (
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here stated that there ought to be no difference about the audit; it was the best that they could do.</hi>) I consider this article untrue and objectionable; it is very weak, I think; the more people tell lies the more they weaken their case—it is abusive; strong is too good a word for it—I am an advocate of strong, not abusive language—the word robber, if applied to a person who does not rob, is abusive—I have applied it to the Duke of Bedford, as the owner of ground rents, certainly; I quoted Mr. Ruskin about people being divided into robbers, &c.—I don't know about living in luxury on that which really belongs to the poor; it does not belong to the poor, but to the nation—I don't know that the Duke of Westminster is in the same position, practically—the sentence you are quoting from refers to all owners of ground rents; it is Mr. Mill's theory of the unearned increment—Mr. Mill had applied to landowners an epithet to the effect of robbers—I don't consider "Plunderers of the poor" unduly strong; if a person is the plunderer of the poor I don't consider there is any harm in calling him so—I never called either the Duke of Westminster or the Duke of Bedford a plunderer of the poor; it is a well-known argument in political economy—I quoted "Let robbers rob no more, but rather let them labour," with reference to all owners of ground rents and values.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This minute-book has a resolution inviting me to audit the accounts: "Proposed by Harmer, seconded by Smith, that the treasurer's accounts up to date be closed, and that the Rev. Stewart Headlam be requested to audit the same, and that the accounts be published in the papers"—I don't know if the accounts were published in the papers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOWEN ROWLANDS</hi>. I never attended any meetings of the committee myself, only the meetings summoned by the committee.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880730-name-176" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HAYMAN</persName> </hi>. I am in the office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies—I produce the files regarding the defendants—the first subscribers to the Constitutional Newspaper Company, Limited, are directors, and among them are Raymond Radclyffe, Alfred Edward Terry, and Price Harris; they formed an executive council, with William Allison as literary manager, the registered office being at 21, John Street, Adelphi—I produce the file of Judd and Co., Limited; the directors are James Judd, George Henry Judd, William J. Judd, and Andrew Michael Creagh—there are six gentlemen holding a large number of shares—the last return was signed by John C. Harvey, as secretary.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. The object of the Company was to carry on the business that had been carried on by Mr. Judd, to acquire the goodwill and so forth; they were printers, publishers, and so forth.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOWEN ROWLANDS</hi>. I have seen Loban once or twice; I don't know him intimately—I did not know he was chairman of this association—I knew when the Rev. Stewart Headlam became chairman—I knew Mr. Hammer, the first secretary, I believe he was—I believe the committee has discharged its functions; I believe it is dissolved.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOWEN ROWLANDS</hi>. I was on the executive committee, and am now—I attended the meeting in the Park on last Sunday week—I do not remember Doughty making use of the phrase "Judas Iscariots" in describing his opponents—I would not swear to "contemptible miscreants"—he used strong language.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">at the conclusion of the case for the prosecution, submitted that there was no evidence to go to the Jury, and no jurisdiction in the Court to dispose of any indictment against James Judd, George Henry Judd, William Judd, Colonel Creagh, and John Harvey. He pointed out that the printers of the "St. Stephen's Review" (Judd and Co., Limited) were a trading company, incorporated under the Companies' Acts, and that the fiat of the Public Prosecutor only authorised a prosecution of the printer without naming any person or corporation as being the printers. By the Newspaper Libel Act individuals only were within its scope; express language was used to exclude corporations It was also clearly the intention of the Legislature that directors of corporations should not be prosecuted except for offences which they might commit against provisions in the Larceny Act of</hi> 1861
<hi rend="italic">and the Companies' Act of</hi> 1862.
<hi rend="italic">It followed that if this contention were correct the directors of a corporation engaged in printing were not liable to indictment without proof of some individual part taken by the individual directors. A fortiori there was no ground for including the secretary of a printing company as a defendant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated he would reserve the questions as to the directors of the two incorporated companies, but he agreed with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">that as to Harvey, the secretary, he must be acquitted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury found</hi>
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<interp inst="t18880730-754-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to forging and uttering a request for the delivery of silk, after a conviction of felony in March, 1888; in the name of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18880730-754-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to two indictments for stealing silk.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-754-18880730 t18880730-754-punishment-34"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>755.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880730-755-offence-1 t18880730-name-184"/>Frederick Crapp</persName>. after** a conviction of felony in March, 1883.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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