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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, March 4th, 1889, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">ESQ</hi>.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-5" type="given" value="JAMES CHARLES"/>JAMES CHARLES MATHEW</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-6" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., Alderman of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., Recorder of the City;
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-9" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-10" type="given" value="WALTER HENRY"/>WALTER HENRY WILKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-11" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-13" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES GRAY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-14" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK KYNASTON METCALFE</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-15" type="given" value="CLARENCE RICHARD"/>CLARENCE RICHARD HALSE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITEHEAD, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL NEALE</hi> (32)</persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890304-279-offence-1 t18890304-name-17"/>Frederick William Watts</persName>, his employer;
<hi rend="italic">other Counts</hi>, for omitting to enter certain matters in the books of his said master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-18" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM WATTS</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as Fred Watts and Co., merchant tailors, at Ludgate Hill, Edgware Road, and Tottenham Court Road—the prisoner has been in my service at Ludgate Hill for fifteen months—a considerable portion of my trade is in ready-made clothing, and a large stock is kept at Ludgate Hill—the prisoner was manager there, he had the sale of goods—if a customer came to purchase a ready-made suit the prisoner would show him the things, and after he had bought them it was his duty to make out a bill with a duplicate—it would be passed into the cash desk and filed—if a customer did not find a ready-made suit and ordered some to be made, the prisoner would make an entry of the order in the bespoke orders book of the class of cloth wanted and the price—this is the book—he would show patterns, and when a selection was made it would be his duty to purchase the length of material required from a wholesale house; he would receive the goods with an invoice, and would bring the cloth back to my establishment, to be made up and delivered to the customer—if a customer wanted a ready made article in a hurry and we had not got it, we should send to another house for it—the goods so obtained would be accompanied by an invoice—these five invoices (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi> were received by our house from the respective firms mentioned—these initials "D. N." in the corner are the prisoner's, they are put for the purpose of vouching their accuracy—these invoices are compared with the statements sent in—I have looked in our</p>
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<p>books and can find no entry of any of the goods included in these invoices having been sold—I cannot find one in the ready-made order-book or in duplicate, or in the bespoke book—we have been charged for the goods by Messrs. Bartram and Harvey.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was represented by Mr. Rowney, a solicitor, at the Mansion House; and all through the proceedings—I don't think I had a consultation with him before giving the prisoner into custody, possibly I had—I have a relation of Mr. Rowney's in my service—there were three remands before the Alderman—during that time I went over my books—the prisoner was sent for trial on three charges of larceny—there was no accusation then of falsifying the accounts; not till after the Grand Jury had found true bills for the larcenies—the prisoner had seven or eight assistants at Ludgate Hill—there are five departments—he had to manage them all, and had the entire responsibility—there was a cutter there, but not since November last year—with the exception of a few weeks, there was a cutter there during the whole of 1888—I can't say whether it was during those few weeks that the prisoner is accused of stealing these goods—if there was no cutter, he would send to the Edgware Road or Tottenham Court Road to have the garment cut out—if it required to be altered it would be done at Tottenham Court Road; it would not necessarily be taken there by the prisoner; if he did take it in his bag I should not complain—any of the assistants at Ludgate Hill would serve ready-made garments; everything is marked in plain figures—the customer would pay the cashier—it would be the prisoner's duty to take the money from the customer after having initialed the sale ticket—a clerk would make up the book from the ticket on the file—if the amount of the money did not tally with the ticket, either the clerk or the prisoner possibly would report it at Tottenham Court Road—Bartram and Harvey would not send their statements to Ludgate Hill, but to the central office; the prisoner would have no opportunity of tampering with them there—I go to the various branches to check their statements by the invoices, which should have been filed—Bartram and Harvey never send their invoices to any other branch but Ludgate Hill—there are wholesale clothiers with whom we deal; they pursue the same system—the whole sale statements would be sent to Tottenham Court Road—to check them we should have the invoices sent there—we are charged by Bartram and Harvey with certain goods, of which there are no entries in the books—Cannon keeps the books at Ludgate Hill—he has been with us since November, 1887—it would not be the assistants' duty to make the entry in the book—the prisoner would have to depend on the information by the assistant—two or three out of the five assistants would take orders; they might all serve ready-made clothes—the first invoice is dated August 10th—the statement sent included August 10th—we could find no invoice of that date; we wrote for a copy, and they sent one about September 10th—I did not see the prisoner about it, or ask him for any explanation—since he has been in custody he has had access to all the books he wished to see.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He has been out on bail, and has had access to all the books he required—he was responsible for the bespoke orders—it was his duty to make the entry in the bespoke book—when the statement of account comes in, we select the invoices at Tottenham Court Road from the other establishments—in the case of Bartram and Harvey, they sent</p>
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<p>invoices; but not finding them we sent for copies, and those copies the prisoner initialed as being correct—I presume he did that from memory—he had a wide discretion at Ludgate Hill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-19" type="given" value="FRANK GEORGE"/>FRANK GEORGE HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Bartram, Harvey and Co., of Gresham Street—we were in the habit of supplying the prisoner for the prosecutor with goods—I should say, by this invoice of 10th August, that goods were supplied to the prisoner—I can't say that I did it myself—on 10th October goods were supplied to the prisoner—we cannot recollect the individual transactions as to these particular invoices—on 1st January, 1889, I supplied the prisoner with goods mentioned in this invoice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not examined at the Mansion House—the amount of this invoice of 1st January is £1 17s. 10d. for coating and trousering.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-20" type="given" value="ERNEST LEE"/>ERNEST LEE BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Bartram, Harvey and Co.—among other books I kept the signature-book; this is it—it is a book in which persons sign for parcels which they take away—in the signature book of 10th August there is the signature "D. Neale"—on 24th October there is the signature of "Lander" for £13s. 10d.—that is for goods for Tottenham Court Road—on 31st October there is the signature
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> "D. Neale" for goods to the amount of 7s. 4d.—on 16th November there is an entry signed by D. Neale, and also on 1st January—I do not recollect supplying the goods on every occasion; I did on several occasions—I recollect seeing him make his signature.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We supplied goods to Tottenham Court Road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-21" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NASH</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Cooper, Box and Co.—it is my duty to take the receipts of persons to whom goods are supplied—I have the book here—there is no signature of Neale's on October 1st—on 13TH August there is the signature, "D. Neale"—there is no amount mentioned. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WATTS</hi>. "That is the prisoner's signature.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-22" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CUNNINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of George Smith and Sons, wholesale furriers, of Watling Street—I have here our parcels book—on 22nd September here is an entry signed "D. Neale" for goods sent on approval (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WATTS</hi> "That is the prisoner's signature.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had one fur cloak on approval on 26th October—this is my invoice for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-23" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM WOODHEAD</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of George Smith and Sons—I remember supplying the prisoner with the fur cloak, mentioned in this invoice of 26th October, on 22nd September.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We always allow Watts and Co. a trade discount—we should not serve the prisoner as an outsider.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-24" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY CANNON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employ of the prosecutor at Ludgate Hill—on 19th December I saw a bag in the shop, which I knew to be the prisoner's—in his absence I opened the bag—I found in it a youth's top overcoat of the value of about 27s. 6d. and a juvenile suit value 28s. 6d.—I don't think there were any tickets on the articles—our goods are ticketed with the prices—the things in the bag were part of our stock—on 21st I found the bag was gone—the prisoner brought it back two and a half hours afterwards, and placed it in the shop beside me; I lifted it, and found it was empty—on 24th June the bag was still there; I opened it and found in it a blue melton overcoat of the value of 38s. 6d., the property of Mr. Watts, and part of the stock—on that even
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<p>I went out with the prisoner—he had the bag with him—I left him about a quarter to ten—on 1st January, 1889, I again watched the same bag, I opened it in his absence and found in it another overcoat, a new one, out of our stock—all these articles were ready-made, and kept on the premises—if they had been sold the prisoner ought to have made out a sale ticket, and that ought to have been passed to the cashier in charge—if the goods are sent out they would be entered in a parcel instruction ticket, which is entered in the day-book—I have searched, and can find no entry in the day-book or any parcel instruction ticket—the goods in the bag were placed loosely, not wrapped up—on 28th December I find no record in the books of an overcoat being required at Ludgate Hill—these are invoices of Bartram and Harvey and George Smith and Co.—there is no entry of the goods referred to in those invoices having been delivered; there is no legitimate order for them, nor did I find any entry in any of the books referring to the articles charged in these invoices.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Pearcey, another assistant, first called my attention to the bag—he was under the prisoner—the prisoner would have a right to censure Pearcey if he did wrong—he had complained of Pearcey coming late in the morning—Pearcey opened the bag with a key—Pearcey had access to all the clothes in the premises—I did not ask the prisoner for an explanation about the top coat or the suit—I went to Mr. Watts about a week after with Pearcey—the prisoner had eight or nine men under him—the other assistants have taken orders and made entries in the bespoke order-book—it is not correct to say that the only entries in the book are made by the prisoner; I have often done it myself—the prisoner was not often there—five or six of the assistants have done so; it is a common practice—the cutter left Ludgate Hill two months before Christmas—we had no cutter for two months—if a ready-made suit required to be altered it might go to Tottenham Court Road—it would not be the prisoner's duty to take it; it would have been irregular—the porter, Pegram, would take it—I am clerk and cashier—I should not take the money—we have a little boy who takes the money; I merely superintend—either the prisoner or I would take the money to the desk—the boy or the party who took the money would file the ticket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If the prisoner took anything to be altered he would have to enter it in the work-hands' book—I have searched the books—I had not been instructed to watch the prisoner—I was in communication with Pearcey—when anything is sold a ticket is put on a file, and the counterfoil also—we compare the amount taken with those tickets to see that it is right.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-25" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PEARCEY</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant salesman at the Ludgate Hill branch—on 19th December, 1888, I saw Cannon look at a bag belonging to the prisoner—it was not opened then—I afterwards opened it with a key that I got from one of the portmanteaus in stock, and found in it a juvenile suit and a youth's overcoat—on the 20th I saw the bag again, and opened it and saw the contents still there—the bag was left there the whole day—I saw it taken away next morning by the prisoner—he came back in a few hours with the bag—I opened it, it was then quite empty—on the 24th I saw again the same bag in the shop—I opened it and saw a ready-made man's overcoat—I left between four and five that afternoon—our usual time for closing is seven—I was present</p>
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<p>on 1st January when the prisoner was given into custody—I had opened the same bag that morning, and found in it another ready-made man's overcoat—the prisoner went away with the bag, and was taken into custody—I have looked through the books and cannot find any entry with respect to those articles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took the first key I found to open the bag—I have it here—I did not go to the prisoner on 19th December and ask him for an explanation—I was on friendly terms with him—he has found fault with me for going late; I was generally late—I should not take on myself the liberty of asking for an explanation, because I had my suspicion of something wrong previously—I should have said I did not like to take on myself the responsibility—if ready-made things wanted altering we should send them to one of our tailors; we have several; they would not go to Tottenham Court Road—Cannon has been in the service about sixteen months, and I about the same time; he is my superior; he knows more about the business than I—he has more to do with the counting house; I have to do with the shop—on January 1st the bag contained a ready-made man's overcoat and two pieces of trouser material—they had tickets on them and the name of the customer—they were going to Tottenham Court Road—we indicate with chalk what alterations are to be made, and they would go to a tailor close by—we never open the seams, the tailor would do that—the work-hands' book was kept by the prisoner and I—I have not been promoted since the prisoner left—I have had no increase of salary, only of duties.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> There is no entry in the work-hands' book of these goods; if they were sold there ought to have been entries—when we send out articles to customers we put them up in a parcel—there is a porter to take parcels between Ludgate Hill and the other houses.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 440). I arrested the prisoner on January 1st in Ave Maria Lane, at a quarter to four in the afternoon—he had this bag in his hand with the overcoat inside—he said, "I don't know what you are taking me in custody for"—I said, "You are given in my custody for stealing an overcoat"—he replied, "I have got a complete answer to the charge; I am taking it to the other warehouse in Tottenham Court Road to get it matched with another one"—I searched him, and found on him 12s. in money, a silver watch, a silver-plated cigar case, three handkerchiefs, some papers, a cigar clip, and a tobacco case—I afterwards examined his house at Surbiton, and there found this suit of clothes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found among the papers this invoice of 1st January, 1889, of Bartram and Harvey, for £1 17s. 10d.—there were three remands at the Police-court—the prisoner was out on bail; I heard that he was dangerously ill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MAKIN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Goose and Gridiron, St. Paul's Church yard—the prisoner has been in the habit of coming there—on 1st January he left a parcel with the barmaid—I afterwards gave it to the police.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. G. HUGHES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. This coating and trousering is similar to the samples on this invoice, which we supplied—it has been charged to Messrs. Watts.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-28" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE KEITH</persName> </hi> I am barmaid at the Goose and Gridiron—the prisoner</p>
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<p>called there frequently—he left a parcel with me; I can't say the date—put it across the bar and left it there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-29" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES IZZARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Among the papers I found on the prisoner were these two invoices; one is an invoice of George Smith and Son, for 6s., the other is one of Cooper, Box and Co., of 10th December, for £1 9s. 5d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of omitting to make entries in the books.—
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<interp inst="t18890304-280-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing a pianoforte, of which he was bailee; also to unlawfully obtaining by false pretences a case of spoons and forks of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890304-280-offence-1 t18890304-name-31"/>Dennis Butler</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-280-18890304 t18890304-280-punishment-2"/>One Month Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-33" type="given" value="JOSEPH JOHN"/>Joseph John Carter</persName> to steal twenty metal tickets, the goods of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890304-281-offence-1 t18890304-name-34"/>Orange Porters' Society</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-281-18890304 t18890304-281-punishment-3"/>Four Months without Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WILES</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18890304-282-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to two indictments for forging and uttering cheques for £4 10s. and £5 10s., with intent to defraud. (
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-282-18890304 t18890304-282-punishment-4"/>Six Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t18890304-282-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-282-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HOLMES</hi> (34)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18890304-283-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-283-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to two indictments for stealing two post letters and contents, the property of
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-37" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890304-283-offence-1 t18890304-name-37"/>H. M. Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-283-18890304 t18890304-283-punishment-5"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour</rs>.</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890304-284-offence-1 t18890304-name-39"/>H. M. Postmaster-General</persName>,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-284-18890304 t18890304-284-punishment-6"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour</rs>.</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890304-285-offence-1 t18890304-name-41"/>H. M. Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-285-18890304 t18890304-285-punishment-7"/>Twenty Months' Hard Labour</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890304-286-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-286-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing, while employed in the Post Office, a post letter and contents, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890304-286-offence-1 t18890304-name-43"/>H. M. Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18890304-286-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-286-18890304 t18890304-286-punishment-8"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890304-287-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> *† (26), to three indictments for uttering forged orders for £8 13s., £18, and £12 10s.;
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-287-18890304 t18890304-287-punishment-9"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890304-287-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18890304-288-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-288-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, to receiving five pairs of opera-glasses, and other articles, value £140, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890304-288-offence-1 t18890304-name-46"/>Henry Dale</persName> and Co., knowing them to have been stolen, after a conviction of felony at this Court in September, 1887</rs>
<hi rend="italic">.—
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<interp inst="t18890304-288-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-288-18890304 t18890304-288-punishment-10"/>Fighteen Months' Hard Labour</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890304-288-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-288-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I believe I asked you if the hospital was in existence—I cannot remember your exact words, but my recollection is you said it was a new institution, but that some part of it was in existence—I wrote to the Postmaster at Roehampton to ask if there was such an institution in existence, and I got a reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> I did not find any hospital there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">This letter stated that as he had received subscriptions and given a receipt on a plain slip of paper after being instructed that he was to receive no money, it was impossible that he should be employed in connection with the Institution, and that advertisements would be sent to the daily papers to that effect.</hi>—After that I sent the advertisements, and after that he had no authority to receive money—I never received the money given by Mrs. Blake and Mr. Mort, nor did I authorise these receipts—at the end of the year I received a letter from the Charity Organisation Society, and they put me into communication with Mr. Thornton—the hospital has never been in existence; we had the offer of Clarence House, Roehampton, during the time the prisoner was in our employment—it was not taken; there was no contract for hire binding on either party; there were never any beds there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The receipt-books are filled up and signed all right up to the time you made up your statement—you never had authority to receive money without my signature all the time of your employment, and you had a certain number of receipts signed on account—you never bought a receipt-book that I am aware of—you were a clerk at Charing Cross Hospital for some time—I made no arrangement with you as to terms before you left there—I told you were to have £1 a week for salary, and £1 for expenses and commission until the hospital was founded, and after that you were to have £1 a week salary, and five per cent on the receipts—I have your accounts here up to the</p>
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<p>time you left—sometimes you had £2 or £3 on account—by your own account you had £36 19s. 7d. of me, and you retained £75 13s. 3d. and £41 11s. 2d. that you had collected, leaving you in debt about £48—I paid you £5 one week—I told you to say we hoped to take Clarence House and to put in 50 beds as soon as we got sufficient funds—I never told you to say we had taken it—when I got your statement of your accounts I did not order you to sit down and shut your mouth and not say a word or I would take you to Bow Street—I said I ought to take you to Bow Street because you denied you had received the money which was entered in the missing receipt-book—you denied ever having had the receipt-book which was lost—I afterwards found it at Savoy House, and found you had received about £19 in it; you denied having received it, and I said for that reason I could not allow you to receive any more money, and you signed the agreement—I did not compel you to sit down and write this statement, dictating it to you; you took it out from your list of counterfoils and receipts; Mr. Jupp was present; you cast them up from your own figures—you had left Charing Cross Hospital (they were making a change in their staff) when I engaged you—I spoke to you about the Home while you were still at the hospital, but you were under notice to leave—I discharged you on my own responsibility—I submitted it to the committee afterwards—they left your employment to me—I had authority to engage and to dismiss you—you were employed by the authority of the committee—when I threatened to advertise you did not tell me you should not leave off work because I owed you money, and you should go on; you admitted by your own paper that you owed the society a considerable sum—this was your voluntary account—I should not have called a committee meeting and let you have notice of it, that you could attend—I have authority from the committee to act for them—I have their sanction and approval for everything I have done in the matter—there was a committee meeting somewhere about April, 1888—I had a letter from Mr. Dutton, a solicitor (
<hi rend="italic">This asked for an explanation of the advertisements in the "Morning Post" and "Standard," and said that unless it was given and an apology made through the same papers, a writ would be issued</hi>—I made no apology; I received no writ—I got Mr. Jupp, who was acquainted with all the circumstances, to call on Mr. Dutton and explain the whole matter; Mr. Jupp told me he had seen Mr. Dutton.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant B</hi> On 6th February I arrested the prisoner at Brixton—I read this warrant to him; it is for obtaining by false pretences 10s. 6d. of Thomas Thornton—he said, "Where is it from?"—I said, "23, Egerton Gardens"—that is Mr. Thornton's place—he gave evidence before the Magistrate—the prisoner said nothing else—when charged at the station he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence said that the Committee had employed him, and that the Committee alone had a right to discharge him, and that he had kept on with his work for the sake of having his rights; that he knew</hi> 1,000
<hi rend="italic">people who would subscribe as soon as the hospital was opened; that after a time the circulars he had were headed "The Hospital," instead of "The Proposed Hospital," and that Mr. Westhrop wanted to get rid of him out of anger and out of favour to Mr. Jupp, whom he wanted to employ.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WESTHROP</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> The word "proposed" was taken off the circulars after a time—the prisoner wrote in July, 1887, asking me to</p>
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<p>open the hospital, and saying that it could be carried on, for subscriptions would come in freely enough—it is not true that it was out of anger to him or in favour to another that I wanted to get rid of him—Mr. Jupp assisted him when I was out of London for some time—it was thought better there should be a little supervision, and Mr. Jupp volunteered his services—the prisoner has paid me nothing since his dismissal—we know of no sums that he has received except these three—he says he has received a large number—I can disprove what he says, that we owe him £60 still, by his statements—I have no entry in the minute-book about the prisoner's appointment and dismissal, because it was left to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury said they thought the accounts were not properly kept.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890304-294-offence-1 t18890304-name-64"/>Ann Newall</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-65" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GOODHEW</persName> </hi>. I am a market constable in Farringdon Market—on Monday, 25th February, between five and six, I received information, in consequence of which I ran into Shoe Lane, where I saw the prisoner wheeling a barrow, with a crate on it, up St. Andrew's Street, very swiftly—I overtook him opposite Thavies' Inn—I stopped him and said, "Where are you going to take the crate to?"—he said, "Two men have engaged me to take it to King's Cross"—a constable came up, and I gave him into custody—he said nothing more then, but when charged at the Police-station he said something in the presence of Sergeant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM SERGEANT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 368). On 25th February I saw the last witness speaking to the prisoner—I went up, and when I heard him say two men had hired him to take it to King's Cross I said, "Can you see the two men anywhere?"—he looked round and said, "No"—I said, "You must come to the station with me"—he was going in the direction of King's Cross—he said nothing further till he was charged at the station—in answer he said, "I was going with a barrow to fetch some work for my wife from Mrs. Moore's, 89, Shoe Lane, when two men asked me to take a case to King's Cross"—he gave a correct address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I ascertained that Mrs. Moore, a bookbinder, lived at 89, Shoe Lane—the prisoner's wife has done work for her for some years—Mrs. Moore had no work for him on this day, and was not expecting him there for work, but she was expecting him to bring work home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-66" type="given" value="THOMAS STEPHEN"/>THOMAS STEPHEN NEWALL</persName> </hi>. I am manager to my mother, Mrs. Annie Newall, china and glass dealer, 61, Farringdon Street—the police showed me a crate outside Guildhall Yard; it belonged to my mother—it contained 25 dozen tumblers, and was worth £3 12s. 6d.—it had been standing outside the warehouse in 43, Farringdon Market, ready to be delivered; the tumblers had been made for a firm—I last saw it safely at three o'clock on Monday—I was not at home when it was taken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "It is quite correct what the constable said as to his stopping me. I did not know the case was stolen till the constable stopped me."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYNE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890304-295-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRANSTOUN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to William Franklyn Jackson, a tailor, of 33, Fenchurch Street—the prisoner was his foreman cutter—it was part of his duty to go out for articles which were ordered and which were not in stock—on 17th January he procured twelve pairs of "pants" and a mackintosh, and on 19th January he handed to me this paper, which has on it in blue pencil in his writing, "One mackintosh for Witcher £1 8s., and twelve drawers £1 7s.; £2 15s."—I cannot say that he said anything—I paid him the £2 15s., believing he had obtained the articles for his master.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> I have been four years in this employment—I believe the defendant went into the employment in 1884, and left a year after wards or a little more, after which Mr. Jackson's son re-engaged him, and he came back during the father's absence from illness for about eighteen months—the son was then managing the business—I think Mr. Jackson came back early in 1886—I do not know of the son saying that it was his business—this ordering of goods was not often required—I remember Piggott being asked to go into the fitting-room to explain, but I was not present, nor did he speak to me about what had occurred—Mr. Jackson paid him two weeks' wages after that—I saw him at the shop afterwards, but did not tell him if it had not been for his applying for the situation of a first-class cutter proceedings would not have been taken; I did not know anything about it then—Mr. Piggott came in and said, "I think it is owing to this letter"—he has been there since the proceedings at the Mansion House; it was after the summons, and that was returnable on the 13th—he came in and said he believed the summons had been taken out through his answering an advertisement—I do not think Mr. Jackson was in then—I did not speak to him or his son, or he to me—the summons was heard at the Police-court, and the Alderman admitted the prisoner to bail in his own recognisances in £25—after that I saw perhaps fifty copies of this bill in the shop—(
<hi rend="italic">This was a report of the proceedings at the Police-court</hi>—I do not know why they were there—I do not know that Mr. Jackson has had them circulated through the trade; they have not been posted or given to people to my knowledge—they were in Mr. Jackson's youngest son's possession—I do not know that the prisoner has said from the first that Mr. Jackson's son had this money—I never heard it either from Mr. Jackson or his son—they did not tell me who had these bills printed, or what they were printed for—Mr. Fisher is Mr. Jackson's brother-in-law—the son has not been attending regularly to the business for the last few months—I cannot say how often he has been drunk in that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> I do not know whether any of these documents were sent out; it is an exact report of what took place before the Magistrate</p>
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<p>—the son was well on 19th January, and was there in the morning—the prisoner was dismissed on the 26th, and did not come back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-71" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER GARDINER</persName> </hi> I am in the employ of Foster, Porter and Co., of Wood Street, in the ready-money department—on 17th January the prisoner came and asked for a dozen brown cotton "pants"—the price was 18s. 11d.—I went with him to the ready-money deposit place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-72" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES KELLY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the ready-money department at Foster, Porter and Co.'s—on 17th January the prisoner came to my department and paid 18s. 11d. for twelve pairs of "pants"—I gave him a receipt—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a duplicate of the invoice—it is not true that he paid 27s. for them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-73" type="given" value="ALEXANDER GEORGE"/>ALEXANDER GEORGE BRADSHAW</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Jones and Bradshaw, indiarubber manufacturers, of Lime Street—on 17th January I served the prisoner, who I had seen before, with a waterproof coat—he paid 23s. 6d. for it, not 28s.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-74" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer, of Matlock—in February I was on a visit to my brother-in-law, Mr. Jackson, and my nephew asked me if I would see Piggott—I said "Yes," and he asked me to go into the cutting room—I did so; Mr. Jackson was not there—Piggott said, "Will you kindly intercede for me, ask Mr. Jackson to look over the case?"—I said, "I shall be very pleased if I can do anything for you in the matter; I know Mr. Jackson is very much annoyed about the matter, but I have no objection to see what I can do, on the condition that you will admit you have done wrong, and apologise"—he said, "I shall only be too happy"—I said, "I also think you ought to pay the expenses of the lawyers, as you have been the author of it"—he said, "I shall be very glad to do that, and I will try and find the money to pay the lawyers' expenses"—Mr. Jackson's youngest son was present, and heard the conversation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have no recollection of saying to the prisoner that my brother-in-law was very sorry he had taken the proceedings—I think I said that the advertisement had aggravated the case very much, and made Mr. Jackson very angry—I have no recollection of saying that if he had not answered it proceedings would not have been taken—I do not know whether the prisoner had put an advertisement in, or answered one, or whether he has five children to support—I did not want to get an ad mission from him; I shunned him, I went to the other side of the shop when I went in—I merely complied with his request—I said, "Admit the charge and pay what expense has been incurred"—I told him I thought that was only fair—I do not think this paper was circulated to ruin him—Mr. Jackson said that he did not wish to injure him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner occupied a responsible position, and my brother-in-law placed trust in him—there are two sons; the one in the shop is twenty or twenty-one—I said before the Magistrate, "I said, 'Will you authorise me to say you have made this overcharge, and are very sorry?' he said, 'Certainly, I will'"—my memory was fresher then than it is now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
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<p>months, as has been stated—I used to sign and endorse all cheques—during the time I was away my son was there, and he consulted me whether he should re-engage the prisoner—I said, "Do as you like," because it was through a misunderstanding that he left—I saw the prisoner on a Saturday with regard to this matter, and asked what explanation he had to give—he answered in an evasive manner, and said that I had better consult my eldest son James—I then discharged him with a week's salary in advance in lieu of notice—I spoke to Mr. Fisher about the advertisement, but I never saw it—after the prisoner's committal a lad, who took down the evidence, brought it to my place, and I had twenty-five copies printed by a stationer, whose name I cannot recollect; he lives just at the back of St. Catherine Cree Church, Leadenhall Street—since then I said, "Make it one hundred copies," but I have not got rid of a dozen of them—I have not sent them to anybody, but if anybody asked why I made the charge, they had one—this is not copied from the
<hi rend="italic">City Press</hi>—I was annoyed at the prisoner answering an advertisement—he had not inserted one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was entirely dependent upon this cutter, I placed great confidence in him—he and my son were left in charge when I was ill—my eldest son is near 40, and my youngest about 20—I have not instituted these proceedings from malicious motives, but I have other people in my employ—his saying "You had better consult your son James" disgusted me, and I said no more to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Barron.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-79" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HOW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Policeman</hi> 21). On 24th February about 1.45 I was in Southampton Street, Strand, going to my duty, and saw Barron looking down the area of No. 10—I asked what he was doing there—he said, "Nothing"—hearing a slight noise in the area, I seized him, and saw Clarke climbing up out of the area—I blew my whistle, and Pharaoh came to my assistance, and they were both taken to Bow Street Station—we then returned to the premises, and found an entry had been effected by forcing off the fastening of the area window—I found in a corner of the area two
<hi rend="italic">jemmies</hi>, a screwdriver, a brace and seven bits, which are tools used by burglars—the box of the lock was forced off the door leading to the house, between the rooms where they got in and the other portion of the house; the marks corresponded with this large
<hi rend="italic">jemmy.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No tools were found on Barron—there were no marks outside the premises.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 366). On February 21st I heard a whistle, and went to Southampton Street, Strand, and saw Barron in custody outside the railings of No. 10, and Clarke climbing over the railings to get into the road—I seized him, looked down the area, and saw the window open—we took the prisoners to the station, and returned to the area and found these tools in a corner; and with them a small bottle of sweet oil, used for greasing the tools—this is the box of the lock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The railings surround the area, there are no steps;</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-81" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MILLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Southampton Street, Strand—on February 21st, about 2 a.m., I was awoke by the police, I came down, and found the catch of the window had been forced off and an entrance effected into the basement; the box had been forced from the lock of the door communicating with the stairs—I saw the place locked up at 7 o'clock the night before.—</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-297-18890304 t18890304-297-punishment-15"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HEADLEY JONES</hi>** (42)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18890304-298-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to forging and uttering a cheque for £20 with intent to defraud;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining a cheque for £25 from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890304-298-offence-1 t18890304-name-83"/>Henry Webster Lawson</persName> by false pretences, having been convicted at Exeter of a like offence on April 8th, 1885.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-298-18890304 t18890304-298-punishment-16"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Mathew.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890304-299-offence-1 t18890304-name-85"/>Susan Connorton</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLUER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN HAWES</hi>. I am head fireman at the Constitutional Club—there is a back entrance to the club in Northumberland Street—about half-past four on 1st February I was standing at the back entrance, and saw the prisoner in the street leaning on the tail-board of a van—about 7.50 the deceased, who was a charwoman at the club, left; shortly afterwards I heard of her having been shot—I went to the station and there saw the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The day following I saw him at Bow Street Station in a room with fourteen others—when I saw him in Northumberland Street he had a light cap on—I did not notice his dress particularly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-86" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a stillroom maid—on the evening of 1st February, about ten minutes to eight, I met the deceased in Northumber land Street; we spoke, and we went to No. 6, opposite the club, to speak to a Mrs. Baker; we went inside and stood talking for some minutes—I saw the prisoner on the left-hand side of the street, we were on the right—after talking the deceased left the house, that was the last I saw of her—while I was in the passage I heard the report of a pistol.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MALLETT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant clerk to the Metropolitan Asylums Board—on the evening of 1st February, about eight, I was outside the Grand Hotel, at the top of Northumberland Street, and heard a report of firearms almost immediately behind me—I at once turned and walked down the street, and saw the prisoner walking towards me—a constable reached him about the same time as I did, and said, "Have you done this?"—the prisoner said, "I suppose I must have done it"—he had a revolver in his hand; it had been recently discharged, it was smoking—I saw the deceased woman leaning against the buttress at the corner of the street, making a great noise, evidently in great pain—the prisoner seemed very much distressed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The street was very well lighted—I noticed no one there except the prisoner, the deceased, and the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-88" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EDWARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 132). I was on duty close to the top of Northumberland Street—I heard the report of firearms and ran towards the spot—I saw the prisoner running up the street—he stopped suddenly on seeing me—he had a revolver in his right hand, slightly raised—I seized his hand, and pointed the muzzle towards the ground—he said, "I have shot a woman; pray come down and see to her; be careful, there are five chambers loaded"—I said, "Give it to me"—he did so—he said, "I was putting the lever on it to prevent it going off, when it accident ally went off and shot her"—I saw the woman leaning on her left arm against the buttress of the Grand Hotel, screaming—another constable came up and took her away in a cab—I took the prisoner to the station, and handed the revolver to the Inspector—later in the evening it was ascertained that the woman was dead, and the prisoner was charged with murder—on the charge being read over to him he said, "Is she dead?"—he was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-89" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FENNELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi>)391). I was on duty near Northumber land Street—I heard a shot, and went in the direction—I saw the last witness and the prisoner—I went to the woman; she was in a fainting condition—I took her to Charing Cross Hospital.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-90" type="given" value="FRANCIS SUDLEY DA"/>FRANCIS SUDLEY DA COSTA</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital on the night of 1st February, when the deceased was brought there—she was in a state of collapse, suffering from a bullet-wound, the evident direction of which was from back to front—the bullet was slipping out in front—it was extracted—she was suffering from internal hemorrhage—an operation was performed, and shortly after she died—a post-mortem was made—she died from internal hemorrhage, the effects of the wound, which was slightly from right to left, and immediately over the right buttock—the bullet was handed to the Inspector.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THORN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi> About a quarter-past eight on February 1st the prisoner was brought to Bow Street Station, charged with shooting Susan Connorton—I directed him to be searched—I received this revolver from the officer; it was loaded in five chambers, an exploded cartridge was in the sixth chamber—on the prisoner was found a box containing 34 ball cartridges, similar in every respect to the five in the revolver—a bullet was subsequently handed to me by Mr. Da Costa, it exactly corresponded with those in the cartridges—immediately below the trigger of this revolver there is a safety catch, it is out of order and broken—I found on the prisoner a number of discharge certificates of character, showing that he has been both in the Royal Navy and in the Merchant Service—he appears to have been a steward, employed between 1881 and 1888, and during the whole of that time to have borne an ex ceptionally high character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Inquiries have been also made about him; they were very satisfactory—his last discharge was from the Union Company's ship
<hi rend="italic">Tartar</hi>, on 20th December, 1888.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-92" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Cogswell and Harrison, gun makers, 226, Strand—I have examined this revolver; it is an old one, of Birmingham manufacture—there is a little spring behind the trigger either broken or missing; it does not act as it should; it would be difficult and dangerous to adjust it when loaded.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-93" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CONNORTON</persName> </hi>. I am a boot-closer—the deceased, Susan Connorton, was my wife—she was 53 years of age, and was employed as a char woman at the Constitutional Club—I identified her body at the hospital—I never saw the prisoner till I saw him at Bow Street—I do not believe that my wife knew him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-94" type="given" value="EDWIN GEORGE"/>EDWIN GEORGE GODDARD</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller, and live at Caversham, near Reading—I gave the prisoner this revolver about three years ago, with cartridges; these appear to be the same—I gave two guineas for the revolver—I can't say whether it was in a perfect state—I don't know if there was anything wrong with the catch—I don't know a great deal about revolvers.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES TURNER</hi> (37)</persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890304-300-offence-1 t18890304-name-97"/>Edward Thomas Williams</persName>; he was also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the like murder.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-98" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWLESS</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-99" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HARLOW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y</hi> 387)
<hi rend="italic">produced and proved plans of the premises in question.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-100" type="given" value="ELIZABETH CHARLOTTE"/>ELIZABETH CHARLOTTE BARNETT</persName> </hi> In December last I went to live at 3, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury—I was getting my living as an unfortunate girl—I took the rooms of the prisoner's wife, two rooms on the top floor—the prisoner and his wife occupied the downstairs rooms; it is a two storied house—the rooms on the first floor were let as bedrooms—a woman named Lawes came there as servant immediately after I came; she used to occupy a front room on the first, floor—I paid 1s. 4d. a day for my board up to 12th January—the deceased man Williams came to live with me on the Saturday before this happened; I don't know the date—I then ceased to board with the prisoner and his wife—on the Tuesday after Williams came (the 15th) the prisoner turned Mrs. Lawes out—on Monday morning (14th) a notice to quit was served on the prisoner; that afternoon Mrs. Turner came up and made a disturbance—Williams was in the back room at first, but he came into the front room, where Mrs. Turner was—I called Mr. Turner up to fetch her down, but he did not come—next night, Tuesday, a man they called Rick came to live there; he had been there before—I was out of the house when Mr. Turner first put Mrs. Lawes out—I came in, and she ran upstairs—he went to fetch her down—Williams said he should not hit her—Turner followed her up and fetched her down and sent her out—afterwards she came into the house with me, and remained in my room—after that she stopped in my back room—Mrs. Turner was then out—when she came in she came up to my room and wanted to fight—she called Turner up—he just came inside the door, put his hand in his right-hand pocket, and said, "I will shoot you, you b—"—Williams took him by the shoulder, put him out, and locked the door—that was the first time any words had passed between him and Williams—after Mrs. Lawes was turned out the prisoner said he would settle with Williams at ten in the morning, and called him a b——on the Thursday I went out with Williams—Mrs. Lawes was then in my back room—both my room doors were fastened; when I returned both rooms had been entered—Lawes told me something—next day, Friday, Williams brought in a man named Seecry, and we three had dinner to gether—after dinner we went out—Lawes went out at the same time—</p>
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<p>before we went out Seecry put a match in the door to see whether it would be interfered with—we came back about half-past four—we found the back room door had been interfered with—in consequence of that Williams went downstairs; I followed him—he went into the kitchen—Mr. and Mrs. Turner and Rick were there, and another man they called Harry—Williams asked what they had been up to in the back room—they said they had not been there—Mrs. Turner said no one had been up there—I said they had—Rick said no one had been up there—I told him to mind his own business, I was not talking to him—Mrs. Turner said, "You have got an iron of mine upstairs"—I said I had not, and I said, "If you have not been up in my room, how would you know I had got an iron there?"—Turner said nothing at that time—Williams and I then went upstairs—that same afternoon Williams and Seecry went out and afterwards he came back and fetched me—I came home alone about nine—Williams came home about ten—there was no one in the house then but Lawes—she went to bed in the back room about half-past nine, and Williams and I went to bed about eleven—about twelve Mrs. Turner came up calling out to the old woman, and then I heard the back room door forced open—I and Williams got up—Turner called out to Williams, "Come out, you b—, I have got something for you"—I lit my lamp, which was standing on the dressing-table facing the door—Williams went and opened the door, and I saw Rick and Turner standing on the landing about five stairs down from my room—Rick had his coat on, Turner had not—they both had revolvers in their hands—Williams went out first; I was going just behind him, and when I saw the two men I went back; and as I was going to the window Williams was shot—I called out, "Police"—I heard Turner say, "Shoot him, Charlie," and he was shot—Williams said, "Liz, call murder, I am shot"—he came back and came to the window—I called out "Police" and "Murder," and Williams too—I could see the front gate from the window—I saw Rick go away—Turner was standing at the gate—Williams called out, "Stop that man; he is the man that shot me"—no one but Rick and Turner were at the gate; there were some men outside, but they did not take any notice—Williams ran downstairs, passed Turner, and went out—he said, "For God's sake, gentlemen, will you fetch a policeman?" but no one would go—I went out after Williams and came back to the house with him—Police-constable Thomas was outside—I went up first, and Williams and Thomas came up after me—Turner was then standing on the top landing, outside my room door—Williams said, "I will give that man in charge; the man who actually shot me is gone"—Williams was taken in a cab to the hospital, and Turner was taken into custody—it was a moonlight night; there was sufficient light for me to see.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw by the light of my lamp as well—my door opens inwards—the lamp was at the far end of the room, facing the door—when Williams went to the door he was partly in front of me—he was fired at almost directly he was at the door—he had time to get outside the door; it was outside he was shot—I was almost in a line with him; I was behind him, and yet I saw the two men—it was all done so quickly—the expression, "Shoot him, Charlie" was after the door was opened—I can't say which of the two fired the shot—on the previous Tuesday, when the prisoner came up and threatened to shoot Williams, he had had a drop to drink, but he was not drunk—Williams was a tall, powerful</p>
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<p>man—the prisoner said he would settle with him next morning—he did not come up next morning—it was on the Sunday that the police came and took my statement, and on the Monday I made a statement to the Coroner's officer—on Tuesday, the 22nd, I gave evidence before the Coroner—I saw the revolver in the prisoner's hand by the light from my lamp—the two men were standing close together—I had seen Rick in the house about a fortnight before—he had been there almost every day—I saw him when I used to go down to my meals—I heard the expression, "Come out; I will put your lights out"I think on the Friday night that Williams was shot—I know Rick's voice; I have heard him speak—when Williams called out of the window, "Stop that man," there were a number of men outside by the beer-shop—none of them interfered, because Mrs. Turner said it was a false alarm—I stated that at the Police-court, or at the station—the prisoner did not try to prevent Williams passing him—he did not see him; he had his back turned, and he had no boots on, and he could not hear him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> Rick did not speak at all at the time Williams was shot—I am quite sure it was the prisoner's voice I heard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-101" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE LAWES</persName> </hi> In December last I went to live at Turner's, and to help in the house—I slept on the first floor for a time—when Williams came I went to the top floor back—I went there out of the way, on account of the prisoner coming home the worse for drink and using very bad language—the day before that, on the Monday, a man left a notice to quit with me, and as soon as I gave it to Mrs. Turner she rushed up to the girl Barnett's room—I heard a disturbance, and I heard Barnett call for Mr. Turner to come up—he did not go—on the Tuesday Mrs. Turner came up and told Williams he had no business to be there—she called Turner up, and he said to Williams, "I will shoot you," and he put his hand to his pocket—Williams caught him by his shoulder, rolled him out of the room, and locked the door—nothing had taken place between me and the prisoner before, except what I have said, only when he has had a drop of drink—he was very good to me—on the Tuesday he wanted to pull me downstairs, and Williams said, "Don't hurt the old girl; you ought to be ashamed to interfere with the old girl like that"; and of course they got quarrelling—on the Thursday night Williams and the girl went out—I was upstairs in the top room—I heard somebody come up and try the front room door—someone went down and came up again, took a key, and went in; and when they came out they tried the door of the room I was in, but I had barricaded the door so that it would not open—I heard voices—it sounded like Rick speaking to someone, but I heard no more afterwards—when Barnett and Williams came home I told them—on Friday night, about twelve, I was in the back room, and was awoke by Mrs. Turnor shouting up the stairs, calling all sorts of names, and saying, "Come out of that"; and I heard Turner say, "Come out, you long beggar; I have got something for you "; and he pulled me out on to the landing, and Rick put his knee in my back, and pushed me downstairs, and he called out to Mrs. Turner, "Stop that old woman's
<hi rend="italic">gab</hi>"—I called "Murder" and "Police," and ran out at the street door screaming, leaving the prisoner and Rick on the top landing—when I got out I heard Barnett screaming "Murder" and "Police" out of the window—I ran to the public-house, and saw a policeman; he went to the house, and took the prisoner away—on the</p>
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<p>Sunday after this I found a bullet in the room, which I gave to the police—I saw a mark on the door-post leading from the back room to the front.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was in his shirt-sleeves when he bundled me downstairs, and Rick in his waistcoat—I was dreadfully frightened when I was woke up—when Turner threatened to shoot Williams on the Tuesday night he was much the worse for drink—I did not attach any importance to it; when not in drink he was a kind, humane man—I was not taken in out of charity; I worked as a charwoman—I had access to all parts of the house—I have even taken money out of his trousers' pockets if anything was wanted—I never saw a revolver there—before I gave my evidence I had read Barnett's evidence in the
<hi rend="italic">People</hi>—I have not talked with her about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-102" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WISEDALE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Percival Hodgson, solicitor, of 273, Seven Sisters' Road—on Monday, 14th January, I served a notice to quit at the house in Clifton Terrace, dated 14th, to quit on the following Monday, the 21st.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-103" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SEECRY</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, of 84, Hampton Road, Upper Holloway—I knew the deceased man, Williams—on Friday, 18th January, in consequence of a message from him, I went to the Nag's Head and met him, and went with him to 3, Clifton Terrace about mid day—I went up to the front room, top floor, and had dinner with him and Barnett—I went downstairs, and saw two men—after dinner I went out with Williams—the doors were locked—I put a little piece of match in one in order to ascertain whether the door would be opened—we came back about half-past four—I found that the back-room door had been opened—on that Williams went downstairs; I followed him—I heard him speaking to some men and women in the kitchen; they were quarrelling—I did not go in—the noise ceased, and they shut the door—I remained there till half-past five, and then left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the Police-court that the quarrel was this. Williams accused someone of opening the door, and they said they did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-104" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STEELE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 375). About twenty minutes past twelve on 19th January I saw Williams standing on the pavement, holding his side with both hands—in consequence of what he said to me I took him back to 3, Clifton Terrace—we went up to the top floor, and saw the prisoner there, standing on the landing—he was dressed, all but his coat and hat—I said to Williams, "Where is the man that shot you?"—he said, "The man that actually shot me has gone, but this man (pointing to Turner) threatened to shoot me also, and pointed a revolver at me"—I said, "Are you sure this man pointed a revolver at you?"—he said, "Yes, I am positive of it"—I then placed my hand on Turner's shoulder, and said, "I will take you into custody for being concerned with another man in shooting this man"—he replied, "I did not shoot him; I did not have any revolver"—I then handed the prisoner over to Thomas, another constable, and took Williams to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Thomas was there went I went up—I omitted to state before the Court that I said to Williams, "Are you sure Turner pointed the revolver at you?"—I did not notice that omission when the clerk read over my evidence—I do not remember Williams saying that Turner said, "He has shot you, and I will shoot you too."</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-105" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS THOMAS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 383). In consequence of what Lawes said to me on this night, I went to 3, Clifton Terrace—I saw the prisoners and Mrs. Turner standing at the gate—I asked what was the matter—Mrs. Turner said, "If you think there is anything the matter here you had better have a look at the house"—the prisoner said nothing—we went in and went upstairs; the prisoner went in front of me—Steele arrived and came up also with Williams—Barnett was standing at the front room door—Steele asked Williams, "Where is the man who shot you?"—he said, "The man that shot me is gone"—he then pointed to the prisoner and said, "This man also threatened to shoot me—he said, 'He has shot you and I will shoot you too,' and he pointed the revolver at me"—Steele asked him if he was sure that Turner had a revolver in his hand—he said, "Yes, I am positive"—Steele then placed his right hand on Turner's shoulder and said, "I shall take you into custody for being concerned with the other man in shooting this man"—he replied, "I did not shoot him, I had no revolver"—I then took the prisoner to the station—on the way he said that the girl Barnett was in the habit of having seven or eight men there in the evening, and he supposed there was some jealousy among them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think I told the Coroner that Williams said the prisoner pointed a revolver at him, I am not positive that I did—I made a note of this matter about the following Saturday, the 19th, when I came back from the Police-court, in this book, it is a new one—some leaves have been torn out—I searched the house—I found no revolver.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-106" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y</hi>. I was in charge of the Police station when the prisoner was brought in at twenty minutes to one—I told him I should detain him for being in company with another man and shooting a man named Williams—he said, "I Know nothing about it; I never had a revolver in my hand in my life"—the witness Barnett arrived and narrated the facts—the prisoner then said, "Why, I went and fetched the constable"—some conversation ensued between the last witness and myself—Turner then remarked, "I was standing outside the public-house when the constable took me"—I advised him not to make any further statement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Since the hearing at the Police-court a description of Barrett has been telegraphed round—a placard has been placed all over London with a description of him, and a woodcut of his appearance, and a reward offered for his apprehension—he has not been arrested.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-107" type="surname" value="NEWLAN"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-107" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NEWLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y</hi>). I was called up in consequence of this charge on the morning of the 19th; I made inquiries, and about a quarter-past five a.m. I formally charged the prisoner with being concerned with a man not in custody named Richard Barrett, or Styles, for feloniously shooting at Williams, with intent to murder him—he made no reply—this bullet was handed to me by a Sergeant some time later, it had been left at the station by Lawes; she marked it in my presence while waiting at the station the prisoner said that Barnett was in the habit of having men there at night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-108" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MORTLOCK</persName> </hi>, M. R. C. S., L. C. P. I am resident medical officer at the Great Northern Hospital—I was in attendance there on 19th January, about 1 a.m., and received the man Williams—he was in a state of collapse, suffering from a bullet wound in the abdomen, on the right side, about three inches above the groin—the bullet had passed right</p>
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<p>through the body and had come out over the right hip-bone, perforating the bowels—an operation was performed and the bowels sewn up, but he remained in a most critical condition—on the same day I was present when Mr. Bros, the Stipendiary Magistrate, came to the hospital—the prisoner was brought there, and in his presence and mine the Magistrate took down a statement from Williams—in my opinion he was not likely to recover, and I said so—he lingered till the next day, and died at six p.m.—I made a post-mortem—the cause of death was the shot, and acute peritonitis occasioned by the wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At the time he made the declaration there was a very faint chance of his recovery—I did not tell him he was dying.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HUNT</persName> </hi>. I am usher at Dalston Police-court—on 19th January I served on the prisoner a notice, a copy of which is attached to the depositions; after that Mr. Bros, the Magistrate, attended at the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The statement of the deceased was read, in which he alleged that the other man</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Rick shot him, and afterwards the prisoner pointed a revolver at him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "All I can say is I am innocent; I never had a revolver in my life."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED SALTER</hi> (21)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Taylor;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAYMOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Timms; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Albert and Alfred Salter.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-115" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES BEDBOROUGH</persName> </hi>. I am principal in the wool warehouse of the London Docks—Taylor was in the service of Mr. Duffield, a large carman who was employed by the company to take wool samples to the different brokers after the sales—Timms and O'Brien were labourers very generally employed in the wool department of the docks—after the periodical wool sales, buyers are in the habit of sending orders to the docks to sample what they purchase, to verify and identify their pur chases from the bulk—a sample of
<hi rend="italic">greasy</hi> wool weighs about 8 lb., and
<hi rend="italic">scoured</hi> wool about 6 lb.—each sample is done up in brown paper, and tied with string sideways and towards the ends and at the ends—certain marks and the initials of the persons are put on to identify them, and show where they are to be delivered—Timms and O'Brien assist in placing and place those samples in Taylor's van—when the van has received all the samples that have to be sent, they are entered in a receipt-book, of which this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a specimen, and Taylor drives the van away, accompanied by Timms and O'Brien, to assist with the delivery—it is the duty of Timms and O'Brien to take a receipt in this book from the person to whom the delivery is made, and when they have finished the delivery to bring the book at once to the docks, and for Taylor to come back as well—Taylor, Timms, and O'Brien had no right to touch these samples, except to deliver them—we have no such persons</p>
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<p>entered in our books, on 6th and 7th February, as brokers to whom samples were sent as Salter, Vasey, or any such name—practically, all the wool-brokers are in three streets, Moorgate, Coleman, and Basinghall Streets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>. Taylor is a carman—it is merely his duty to drive the other men about—he is not under their orders if he goes away from the localities I have mentioned; as far as the wool I sent was concerned he was under their orders with that proviso—they would say where he was to stop, and he would take his orders from them—the parcels are not entirely closed—I have known Taylor six or seven years—I should expect him to know all the wool-brokers in London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAYMOND</hi>. Timms is responsible for the proper delivery of the samples; if he delivered them at a wrong place he would get them back again, he would not have to pay for them—I have never had an instance where he could not get them back—Taylor is the carman's representative; he is only responsible for driving the van, not for the delivery of the things—the samples are sent to brokers—on the 6th the police were watching the prisoners—the value of samples sent out on one day varies from 3s. to £1—they were going on 6th to several places in Moorgate and Basinghall Streets, and the neighbourhood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I have seen the sack taken at the two Salters'—there is no mark on it that I can identify—they are not sacks that we should use, or that we have in the docks.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-116" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-116" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GEARING</persName> </hi>. I am sample foreman at the wool department of the London Docks—these books were handed to Timms and O'Brien on 6th and 7th February, when they left with Taylor's cart in the ordinary way—there are a number of entries there of samples to be taken to different places.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>. Taylor merely had to drive the van—Timms had control of the loading and unloading of the wool—as regards its loading and delivery, Taylor merely took his orders from Timms and O'Brien—on 6th and 7th I gave the samples to Timms—I saw Taylor during the loading; he was not there the whole of the time—he got up and drove the van away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAYMOND</hi>. I put no addresses in the book, because they know those places—it is O'Brien's duty to hand the samples to Timms, and of Timms to help to load—I handed the book direct to Timms—I gave no instructions whatever to O'Brien—on the day in question they got back about, four—on the 7th this book was not handed to me when they came back—Timms has no control over Taylor, who is the representative of the contractor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If O'Brien or Timms saw Taylor taking wool, it would be their duty to tell me about it—they have been at it for years, and know all the addresses.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890304-name-117" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-117" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WOOLSTON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Schwartz and Co., large wool-brokers, of Moorgate Street—on 6th and 7th February I received certain samples of wool—I am a pretty good judge of wool, and have had a good deal of experience—after feeling them I made a communication to my principals—the samples were light in weight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>. I noticed at the time I checked them that they were light—on the 4th I did not notice it till my attention</p>
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<p>was called, but on 5th, 6th, and 7th I did—I saw Taylor on the 7th—I won't swear I saw him on the 6th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAYMOND</hi>. I noticed the samples were short on the 6th before I signed.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-118" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-118" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a sampleman in the service of Willans and Overbury, wool-brokers, of Copthall Buildings—on 7th February some wool samples were delivered to me, and I signed for them in a receipt book on that day, I believe—I cannot say whether I noticed, on the 7th, some of them were light in weight—I saw O'Brien there on the 6th and 7th; I saw him almost every day, and Timms and the carman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>. I noticed on the 4th especially that they were light, and from the 4th to the 7th I received the samples—on one occasion, from 5th to 7th, they were short weight—I did not weigh them—I can tell without weighing them they are 1 lb. or 1 1/2 lb. short—I signed for them; it is the trade habit to sign for samples when they come up—my suspicions were not aroused when they were delivered; not till I was checking them and they were signed for previous to checking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAYMOND</hi>. O'Brien and Timms handed the samples to me—as a rule they came up into the sample-room together—the ordinary weight of these samples would be 8 lb. if greasy, and 6 lb. if scoured—sometimes I had fifty, sometimes thirty samples a day from the docks—on the 7th I had thirty-five—in checking off I take each sample in my hand, put it down, and then check it off—they all come up together—I sign my initials for Willans and Overbury.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-119" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PRATT</persName> </hi>. I am a sampleman in the service of Messrs. Buck stone and Ronald, wool-brokers, of Basinghall Street—on Wednesday, 6th February, I received twenty-four samples of wool from the docks, and on Thursday, 7th, twenty-one samples—I initialed these books for the receipt—on Wednesday, 6th, I weighed the samples after receipting the book, and found the samples were 35 lb. deficient in weight—on the 7th I weighed the samples, and found a deficiency of 15 lb.—I had reasons for weighing them—O'Brien on that day was assisting in delivering these samples, and I saw Timms—I don't think I saw Taylor—I knew him as coming to our place constantly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>. I did not see Taylor on either of those occasions—these samples were open at one end; a very little wool might drop out—we received twenty-four parcels on the 6th—more greasy wool would drop out than scoured, I think; the greasy sticks together more; a piece of greased is double the weight of a piece of scoured—the greased would not be more likely to fall out than scoured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAYMOND</hi>. O'Brien brought up the samples on 6th and 7th; Timms only gave me the book to sign.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-120" type="given" value="RICHARD JOSEPH"/>RICHARD JOSEPH SIMMONS</persName> </hi>. I am sampleman in the employment of R. McDrew and Co., wool-brokers, of the Wool Exchange—on 7th February I received some samples—I tested the weight and found some of them deficient; one sample in particular was very light.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>. One was light and the others very loose—I have not known parcels light previous to the 4th, not sufficient for me to notice it—the parcels come from the docks tied tight with the strings round the ends—these were loose—I have been six years at this place, and have never noticed string loose before, only when it has become</p>
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<p>undone or got loose as it is brought upstairs—before the 4th they have always come up tight—I have never known a parcel come up loose only on the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAYMOND</hi>. O'Brien brought up the samples on the 7th—I weighed them because of certain suspicious circumstances; otherwise I should not—some of the samples were loose, and on account of their appearance I weighed some of them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On Wednesday, 6th February, acting under instructions, I watched Taylor, Timms, and O'Brien with a van in Moorgate Street about noon—I watched deliveries made from the van at various places in the immediate neighbourhood—after leaving Basinghall Street I watched the van and the three men go to 75, Snow's Fields, Bermondsey—about two hundred yards before they reached there O'Brien got out—the van drove on to 75, where it stopped—Taylor got off the van and went to the rear of the van and took a full sack from the van into the shop occupied by the two Salters—Alfred Salter came out and took a sack off the van and took it into the shop, and Albert did likewise—the van was then driven round to the side turning almost opposite—Timms came from the direction of the van and crossed to the shop, No. 75—Alfred Salter met him in the middle of the road, and they went round to the corner where the van was—I left the place then; I did not see Taylor leave the shop, nor did I see O'Brien after he got out of the van two hundred yards from the shot)—after they had done delivering in the neighbourhood of Basinghall Street, as the van passed me there I saw three full sacks in it—one of them had a hole in it, and I could see it contained wool—on the 7th I again watched and saw Taylor driving the van, and Timms and O'Brien with him delivering wool in the City—I had three officers with me—the prisoners finished delivering the wool in the neighbourhood of Basinghall Street about two o'clock—the van then went in the direction of 75, Snow's Fields—O'Brien remained in Basinghall Street—the van stopped opposite to the Salters'; Taylor got down, went behind the van, took two sacks out, and took them into Salters' shop—Timms then drove the van round the corner of the street as before—I and Jones, a detective, entered the shop—Albert was standing by the weighing-machine weighing this larger sack, the other sack was lying down by the side—Taylor was lolling against the counter inside—I said to Albert, "Are you the proprietor of this shop? '—he said, "Yes, with my brother"—I said, "We are two police officers, and you will be charged with receiving this wool, knowing it to be stolen," and to Taylor, "And you will be charged with stealing it"—they made no reply—I went into a back room where Alfred was standing—I said to him, "Are you proprietor here?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "You will also be charged with being concerned with your brother in receiving this wool, and you will also be charged with receiving three bags of wool yesterday"—he said, "It did not come here, I never had it; I don't see where my brother is responsible, as he is employed by me"—I went back to Albert and told him he would also be charged with receiving three bags the day previous—he said, "It did not come here; I don't know what it is to do with me, as I am in my brother's employ"—Timms at that time had been brought into the shop—I told him he would be charged with Taylor for stealing the wool, and he made no reply—we conveyed them</p>
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<p>to Moor Lane Police-station—this van has a tarpaulin hood over the back, front, and sides, so that it is impossible to see into it except through the bottom rails, where I looked through.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>. My superior officer instructed me to watch the van—I watched it for two hours or more on the 6th in Moorgate, Coleman, and Basinghall Streets—I followed it all the time, and never left it from noon till three o'clock, when it was in Snow's Fields.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAYMOND</hi>. Timms did not lift these things out of the van—he acted as driver after Taylor left it—he only drove it round the corner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. The weighing-machine is just in the shop—if the door is open you can see it from the door—so far as the machine was concerned, there was no secrecy about it—I was fifty yards away—I could not see what was going on till I got opposite the door—when I got there, and they saw us, they all left off—I did not see the weighing-machine on the 6th—all I saw then was the sacks being taken out—Albert said Alfred was his master, and employed him—he bore out that statement.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was watching this van with Scrivener on 6th and 7th February—on the 7th I saw it drawn up at the Salters' premises—after the two bags were delivered at the shop Timms drove it into a side street—I got in front of it, and said to Timms, "I want to speak to you"—he was inside the van; he dropped the reins and ran to the tail of the van, and was in the act of jumping out when Scrivener caught him—I said, "You did not wait to hear what I had to say to you; we are police officers, and you will be charged with stealing wool"—I took him back into the Salters' shop, where Sergeant Hunt was—he made no reply—when the charge was read at the station to Taylor, Timms, and the Salters, Albert Salter said, "I was just going to look at the wool"—the others made no reply—I weighed the wool in the two sacks, it weighed, 178 lb., allowing 12 lb. for the sacks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAYMOND</hi>. There was only one seat in the van—no one else was in it—I stopped the horse and Scrivener stopped Timms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. Hunt was not with me when Albert said, "I was just going to look at the wool"—Jones and Scrivener were there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-123" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>)I kept watch on these men from 4th to 7th—on the 8th I went with Hunt, to the wool floor, London Docks, where we took O'Brien—Hunt told him he would be charged with stealing bags of wool yesterday—he said, "I did not go with them"—Hunt said, "You will be further charged with being concerned in stealing three bags the day before yesterday"—O'Brien said, "I did not see any sacks in the van"—on the way to Moor Lane station he said, "I see what they want to do; they want to make a dupe of me; I shall speak tho truth; of course I knew it was wool in the sacks; I did not know where they were going to take it to; they told me they were going to see their cousin; and I thought they were going to take the wool back to the brokers; I have only been over there three times with them, once last sale and once the sale before; they always put me out of the van at the
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<p>I never had a farthing of the money"—in reply to the charge at the station he said, "I shall speak the truth."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>)I was behind the van on the 7th when Timms came from the front part, and was just getting out—I caught him by the legs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">O'BRIEN</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOPE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VESEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman J R</hi> 9). At 6.15 a.m. on 1st February I was standing at the corner of Goldsmith's Row with Cullen, and I saw the prisoners coming up Goldsmith's Row together; Hope carried a bundle tied up in a table-cover—I stopped Hope, and asked what he had in the bundle—he said, "I don't know"—Williams was about four yards ahead then—I cannot say if he could hear what was said—he said, "The other man asked me to carry it to Shoreditch," meaning the other prisoner—by that time Williams was brought back to me by Cullen—I asked Williams what was in the bundle—he said, "I don't know; I don't know this man"—I told him I should take him to the station, as I did not feel satisfied—at the station I found in the bundle three pairs of boots, two table-covers, two tablecloths, twenty knives, three forks, a silver teaspoon, salt-spoon, tea-scoop, antimacassar, piece of wool-work, plated teapot, reading glass, pair of scissors, and wool tassel—it was a large bundle, as much as I could carry—in Hope's pocket I found, at the station, a reading-glass and half a dozen knives—Williams, when charged, said he should refuse his address; he afterwards gave a false address—Hope gave a false address—I could not hear anything of them—I was present when Williams was searched—half a dozen glass cruet bottles belonging to the cruet-stand found in the bundle, a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> and a knife were found in his pocket—the blade of the knife fitted marks I saw on the window—Rhoda Bailey, the servant, identified the property at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I will swear that when Hope said, "That man asked me to carry the bundle to Shoreditch, "Williams was not twenty yards ahead—I had previously asked him to tell me what was in the bundle—after that Williams was brought back 14 yards; it did not take long to do that—when I first saw the prisoners they were 100 yards, perhaps, from the house, in the same street—Williams' proper name is Henry Lewis; I have not found out where he lives—I have not found out anything against his character.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 252) I was with Giffen, and corroborate him—I brought Williams to the station, searched and found on him a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, six glass bottles belonging to the cruet-stand, and a knife, the blade of which fitted some marks on the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Williams made no attempt to get away—he was four or five yards away from Hope when I arrested him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-130" type="given" value="RHODA"/>RHODA BAILEY</persName> </hi> I am employed by Edwin Saunders at 65, Goldsmith's Row—at 10 o'clock on 31st January I closed the house and saw that all was fast—I came down at 7.30 next morning, and saw on the mat some stockings with the feet cut off, the street door open, umbrellas turned out of the stand into the hall—I told my mistress and fetched a constable, and before he had been in the house ten minutes another constable came and said it was all right, they had the men and the things—I went to the station and identified the things—the kitchen window (which was closed and all right the night before, except that the hinge of the shutter was broken and the shutter was up on the sill showing part of the window) was half open and the shutter down—all these things belong to my master—they were all safe when I went to bed and I missed them in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HOPE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner.</hi> I have pleaded guilty to this charge—no body was with me when I broke into this house on the night of 1st February—after leaving the house I met "Williams 10 or 15 yards from the house, and asked him if he would carry the articles that were found on him—I was carrying the large bundle, nothing else—I offered to give him a shilling—he said it would be going a little out of his way, but he would come with me—I had the things found on Williams in my pocket; I took them out and gave them to him to carry, there were four or five bottles all tied up together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The policeman made a false statement when he said I said Williams asked me to carry the bundle—I gave Williams the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>—he did not say anything; I told him to put them in his pocket—I told the policeman through excitement that I was asked to carry the things for another man, but before the Magistrate and at the police-station I pleaded guilty—I was not asked any question about Williams—he was asked if he had any question, and he said he would reserve his questions for the trial—I did not know Williams before; he was a perfect stranger to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-131" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC LIPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a boot and shoe maker, of 10, Marion Street, Hackney Road—I have lived there for twenty-two or twenty-three years—I let rooms unfurnished there—in January last Williams had been one of my lodgers since August—I believe he went to work during and towards the end of January; he went out soon after six—on 1st February he went out soon after six—I could walk from my place to the Goldsmith Road in three or four minutes—I do not know where he worked—I have never heard anything against him—I knew him as Harry Lewis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I recollect Friday, 1st February, because Williams said to me on the Thursday evening that he was very busy, and he should go out early next morning; he had some work he wanted to
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> in—he usually went out earlier at the latter end of the week—I got up about 6.15; he was gone then, but he passes my door to go out, and I heard him pass my bedroom door about five, six, or seven minutes after six—I was downstairs at twenty minutes past—on Monday, 31st January, he went out about 6.30, and about the same time on 30th and 29th.</p>
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<p>from 6.30 to 8, but the latter part I had to get my work finished, and he came from 6 to 6.30—on 1st February I expected him at six—I paid him 12s., or sometimes 14s. a week and his food—I always found him hard working, honest, and sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am his brother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Court</hi> My workshop is about a mile from Mr. Lipman's.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-303-18890304 t18890304-303-punishment-20"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-305-18890304 t18890304-305-punishment-22"/>Five Years each in Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN BOYD"/>JOHN BOYD HAYNES</persName> </hi>. I keep the Jubilee Arms, Jubilee Street, Stepney—on 11th January, about 6 p.m., the prisoner came in and asked for half a pint of ale and a newspaper; he then had a second half pint, and snatched my watch and ran out—I have not seen it since—I heard that a man was in custody, and went to Guildhall; a number of men were placed together, and I picked out the prisoner without any difficulty—he did not take my chain, it broke from the bow and hung down; he made a savage grab at it—I ran after him, but could see nothing of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-143" type="given" value="CHARLES SAMUEL"/>CHARLES SAMUEL MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of 294, Oxford Street, Stepney—on 11th January I was in the Jubilee Arms, and saw the prisoner there—I am quite sure of him—he asked for beer, and I saw him standing with his back to the partition, reading a newspaper apparently—I went out for five minutes, and when I came back he had gone—I afterwards picked him out at Guildhall from a number of others.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the larceny only.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-148" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HESTER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Von Praagh, of 10, Masons' Avenue, City—about 6 p.m on Saturday, January 26th, I locked up the shop safely, and left; everything was then in order—I returned about 8.45 on the Monday morning, and found a hole in the plate-glass window, large enough to admit a man's hand, and some jewellery was gone—these eight silver bracelets, nine chains, and bottle, are part, and are Mr. Von Praagh's property—they had been three or four inches from the glass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams.</hi> It is ordinary plate-glass—this knife (
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WISE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On Monday, January 28th, two or three minutes before 7 a.m., I was in Coleman Street with Knight, and saw Ryan about 100 yards from Mr. Von Praagh's shop going in that direction—I received information five minutes afterwards, and found the window had been broken by a blow from outside, and the pieces had been then pulled out, making a hole nine or ten inches—about two o'clock I found Ryan in custody at Worship Street—he was handed to me as a City officer—I said to him, "I saw you this morning in Coleman Street about seven o'clock"—he said, "Oh, I know where I was at seven, and at half-past seven, too; I know nothing about the other man"—Williams was in custody, and charged with him—he said, "I know nothing about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ryan</hi> When I met you I had just passed the window, and it was all right then—it was a dark morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-150" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MURPHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi> On 28th February I saw the two prisoners in Mile End Road, about 10 a.m., and from their suspicious movements I watched them—they walked backwards and forwards, and stopped and spoke to each other—I followed them to the Assembly Hall, where Ryan stopped a man and spoke to him for a few minutes, while Williams stood a few yards away—Ryan left and went to Williams, who took this bundle from his right coat pocket and handed it to Ryan, who took it to the man he had stopped; they both looked at it for a few minutes—the other man left and walked towards Mile End; Ryan joined Williams again, and they walked along Mile End Road—I followed them into Whitechapel Road, and spoke to a uniform constable, who followed me—I stopped Williams and said, "I am a police officer, I want to know what you have got in the bundle in your coat pocket"—he struggled to getaway, and tried to throw the bundle away—I took him inside the hospital railings for safety, and Vickers brought Ryan back—the bundle contained these silver bracelets and chains—I asked Williams where he got them; he made no reply—I had not heard of the robbery then, and charged them with the unlawful possession of them—they made no</p>
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<p>reply—Ryan said at the station, "I was not with him at all"—he was handed over to Harding; I saw the bundle handed back to Williams, who put it in his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-151" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES VICKERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 139). Murphy called my attention to the prisoners; he took Williams, and I caught Ryan, who was running away—I said, "What do you want to run away for?" and he said, "I have not done anything"—I found nothing on Ryan, but on Williams, at the station, I found some bracelets, chains, a pocket-handkerchief, two knives, a sack rolled up, and two knives, one with an iron handle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams.</hi> You could break a plate-glass window with this knife.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). The prisoners were handed over to me, the offence having been committed in the City—going to the station Williams said, "The handkerchief containing jewellery was given to me by a man named
<hi rend="italic">Bob</hi>, I do not know his other name, in a coffee house, where I had my breakfast, at Bow."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams, in his defence, stated that he did not mean to plead guilty to stealing the goods, but only to having them in his possession, and that a man gave them to him about</hi> 7.30
<hi rend="italic">that morning, in a coffee-house, and asked him to take them to Aldgate. Ryan, in his defence, said that coming out of a public house in Love Lane he ran against Williams, who was carrying this handker chief, who told him to put it in his pocket, but he did not see the contents, and that he ran away when Williams was taken.</hi></p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RYAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th September</hi>, 1886,
<hi rend="italic">of possessing housebreaking implements—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-308-18890304 t18890304-308-punishment-24"/>—Fifteen Months' Hard Labour. (The Court commended Murphy's conduct</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-156" type="given" value="DENNIS JOHN"/>DENNIS JOHN HAYES</persName> </hi>. I live at 54, Pellerin Road, Stoke Newington, and am a purse and pocket-book manufacturer—on 19th January I went to bed at 1.15 a.m.—I was the last person up, and saw everything safe—about 7 a.m. my mother spoke to me, and I went down to the back parlour, and found a lamp burning, and the wash-house window open—I missed two overcoats from the passage, which I have seen since—this is one of them—I saw it at King's, the pawnbrokers—I also missed fourteen purses, five pocket-books, two or three brooches, and a pair of earrings, which were on a piano in the back parlour—a pair of boots was left, and a pair of mine taken away—one of the brooches was a gilt rupee—the wash-house window was perfectly shut, but the button would not act; it required great force to open it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-157" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST WATSON</persName> </hi>. I have pleaded guilty to this charge—when I was arrested I made this statement to the detective, which was taken down and I signed it. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>, "I, Ernest Watson, say that the man here, who I know by the name of
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, and who was lodging with me at Campbell's lodging-house, Drury Lane, went with me to No. 54, Pellerin Road, Stoke Newington, on a Friday night, over a week ago; we went through some new buildings at the side and broke into No. 56, through the back window, about 1.30 a.m., on the Saturday morning We stole</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST WATSON</hi>.") That statement is not correct. Morton is the man I know as
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, and I intended to convey to the detective that he was the man who was with me when the burglary was committed. The other prisoner's name is
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, and he sells newspapers in Piccadilly Circus, and lives in the same lodging as me. I did not tell Williams that I was alone, till I was asked.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-158" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES NUTKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y</hi>). On 29th January, about 1 a.m., I took Watson on another charge—he made a statement to me, and gave me a description, in consequence of which I went with Taylor to Piccadilly Circus, where he took Morton, who made no reply, but twenty minutes afterwards, when he was charged, he said, "I shall reserve my defence."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not ask whether you could make a statement, nor did I say that your statement would be no good, as I would sooner believe Watson than you—you made no statement nor attempted to make any.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-159" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Y</hi>. I went with Nutkins and arrested Morton—I said, "I am a police officer, and shall take you in custody for being concerned with a man named Watson, for breaking into a house at Dalston, and stealing a quantity of purses"—he said, "I don't know Watson"—we walked a little way towards Kentish Town, and I said, "Have not you lived in a lodging-house in Campbell Street, Drury Lane?"—he said, "Yes, some time ago," and then he said, "Have he
<hi rend="italic">rounded</hi> on me?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "I never
<hi rend="italic">rounded</hi> on a
<hi rend="italic">pal;</hi> the purses were all over the table in the
<hi rend="italic">kip</hi> (meaning the lodging-house); anyone could have had them"—I told him he would hear what Watson said when he got to the station—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I took him to the station; he was placed alongside Watson, who made the statement, which was read over to him, and he signed it—they were both charged; and Morton said, "I shall reserve my defence"—I afterwards took Mr. Hayes to King's pawnshop, where he identified this coat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-160" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROLLINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at the Ship Hotel, Chichester Rents, Chancery Lane—on 6th January I saw Morton at the Ship with a man named Kennedy, who asked me if I would buy a pawn ticket—I gave him 1s. for it in Morton's presence. (
<hi rend="italic">This was for a coat pledged for</hi> 5s.—I had known Kennedy for years, but had not seen him for two or three years—I afterwards identified Morton at Dalston Police court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Kennedy did not say that the coat was stolen; he said it was his own, and that he was very hard up—he sold another coat to a friend of mine, and it was detained by the pawnbroker—I gave the ticket to Nutkins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-161" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN HAYNES</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. King, a pawnbroker, of Holborn—this coat was pledged there for 5s. on 22nd January, in the name of John Jones—I do not think the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Morton, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in a written defence, stated that he lodged in the same house as Watson, and went to bed about</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">o'clock on</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th January, and when he came down next morning at</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">o'clock he saw Watson</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and another man looking at a number of purses on a table, and asked where they got them, and was told to mind his own business, and saw no more of Watson till he was in custody; that he denied knowing a man named Watson, as he only knew him as Charles Baker, and he denied saying, "Has my pal rounded on me</hi>?"</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MORTON</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WATSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Marlborough Street in July</hi>, 1887;
<hi rend="italic">he also</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to another indictment for burglary.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 241). On Sunday, 27th January, about 12.45 a.m., I was on duty with King, both in plain clothes, on Pentonville Hill, and saw the two prisoners round the prosecutor—we ran across—Wood was holding the prosecutor's arm, and pinned him to the railings, and as near as I could see Melson was trying to rifle his pockets—Wood then threw him on the ground backwards, and he fell in the middle of the road in Weston Street—I took Wood, and King took Melson—Wood made no reply, but tried to get away—we struggled, and fell several times, and Creecher went to the station for assistance—I never lost sight of Wood—this was 20 or 40 yards down Weston Street, five minutes' walk from the Foresters' Arms.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 310). I was with Waterman, and saw Wood holding the prosecutor against the rails—Melson appeared to be rifling his pockets—Wood then threw the old man on the ground—I got hold of Melson, and told him I was a police officer—I had no sooner said the words than he threw me to the ground—we struggled in the road for several minutes—he kicked me as he got up, and got away, but was taken and returned to me—I never lost sight of him—he was sober; in fact, he ran.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Melson.</hi> You were stopped by another constable at the corner of Southampton Street—I knew you directly you came out of the cells on the Monday morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FENN</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, Margaret Street, Clerkenwell—on the Sunday morning I had had a drop too much, and was attacked going home at the corner of Weston Street—I cannot swear to the prisoners, but my pockets were turned inside out, I was thrown into the middle of the road, and my head struck against the stone roadway—I had some money in my waistcoat pocket, and what I had in my trousers pocket I don't know—I had one shilling in one pocket, and I recollect changing a half-crown—if I lost anything it was not a great deal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wood.</hi> I was picked up in a state of insensibility and detained at the station—when I came to I had 1s. 3 1/2 d., but what I had in my other pockets was taken before they were turned out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). My husband is a tailor, of 11, Sea brook Street, Clerkenwell—on 26th January, near 1 a.m., I was going home, and saw Mr. Fenn in the road apparently drunk—Melson hit him in the face and then took hold of him, led him down the road and began examining his pockets, to which he objected and began calling out; he fell, and Wood lifted him up and dragged him into a dark street—Melson then looked at the corner to see if anybody was coming—I saw two police</p>
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<p>men standing at the corner, but I did not know they were policemen—I told them what I had seen, and they advanced on the prisoners, who walked away very sharply; that was after the struggle—they threw the police down in the road, who asked me to go to the station and fetch assistance, which I did; I am quite sure the prisoners are the men—Melson had Mr. Fenn against the wall, and was examining his pockets; no other men were there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Melson.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-169" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GOULD</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of Southampton Street, Pentonville—I met Melson about 12.40 on this night, and was with him twenty minutes—he went towards Southampton Street, which was his nearest way home—he was very drunk, and I don't think he was capable of bringing anyone into a by-street—he was with Tuperry and another man who I do not know, but it was not Wood—he could not walk it in five minutes the way he went, but I daresay he could do it in ten.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him about two months—this was Saturday night, January 25th—I met him at the bottom of George Street, and was with him from ten to twenty minutes—I won't say it was more than five minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RODWAY</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of 23, Winford Road, Caledonian Road—on the Saturday night I left Melson at 12 o'clock; he was then so helpless that he could not stand, and I had to hold him up against the wall—it would be impossible for him to drag a man into a by-street—I had been with him all the evening, and some others—I was putting a partition up in a public-house, and I left off at 9 o'clock, and stopped there till 12—he gave me a hand from 3 o'clock to 7 or 8 to put up the partition.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He parted from me at 12 o'clock at the Foresters' Arms, Southampton Street, about five minutes' walk from Weston Street—we were in the public-house from nine to twelve with a lot of
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi>, drinking—I never left the house, nor did he—I was having a smoke for three hours, and the landlord and I were having a chat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wood's Defence.</hi> The witness says Melson was holding the man, and the constable says that I was holding him. I could not stand at the corner of the street and hold the man at the same time. The prosecutor could not recognise anybody on the Monday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Melson's Defence.</hi> It was impossible for me to throw the man, and drop him again; I was in such a drunken state.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WOOD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-310-18890304 t18890304-310-punishment-26"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MELSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Mathew.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARK</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Lyster and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Burdett.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Acting Sergeant Y</hi>. I have had experience in preparing plans—I have prepared a plan showing the house, Norton Lees, Muswell Hill, the grounds surrounding it, and the Norton Lees Road—this plan correctly shows the position of the house, the drive up to it, the shrubs outside the windows, also the tennis lawn, and the private road at the side—it is to the scale of a quarter of an inch to the yard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-178" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a housemaid, in the service of Mr. Atkin, of Norton Lees—on the afternoon of 8th January I closed the bedroom window of Miss Beatrice Atkin's room—I fastened the catch—about twenty minutes past seven the same evening the room door was open and the window still shut—about ten minutes past eight my attention was attracted to the room; I went to the door and found it shut and fastened so that I could not get in—I went to the door in consequence of hearing an alarm—at twenty minutes past seven the gas in the room was rather low.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-179" type="given" value="HARRY WEIGHT"/>HARRY WEIGHT ATKIN</persName> </hi> I am senior partner in the firm of Atkin Brothers, of Sheffield, and reside at Norton Lees, Muswell Hill—on the evening of 8th January I was at home—about 8 o'clock I left the house with my son Sannyer—as we got into the drive my son called my attention to the window of my daughter's bedroom, which is just over the room where we had been supping—I saw that it was wide open, and I went back and tapped at the-library window—I then came back into the path in front of the house, and looked again at the window, and I saw two men get out on to the window-sill—I called out "George" to my son, who was working in a shed in the yard—as I called out the men on the window-sill fired at me—I can't say for certain whether both fired; I was watching one man only; I believe both men fired, but I won't swear that—I firmly believe that two shots were fired at the same time, but could not swear it—they then fired again, a second time; I saw the motion of the man's arm; I believe three shots were fired—one man facing my right then jumped down or got down, and disappeared—my son Sannyer was to my right—we were both standing close to a bed in the middle of the road; I stood in front of a tree—the next thing I saw was the man still on the window-sill fire in the direction of my son Sannyer, that was to my right; then I heard a scuffle, and my son called out, "There is one of them"; and I followed him on towards the gate; that was after the third shot from the man I was watching—I did not see the man come from where he had got down, it was too dark—the scuffle was five or six yards from me—I did not see that man get away; after the third shot he vanished—I don't know how he got down, I could not see him—while the men that had shot at me were getting down the scuffle was taking place to my right, and when I heard that I went towards the scuffle—I noticed my son Sannyer going to the gate, and I went after him—I did not see anyone in front of him—when I got to the gate I saw my son running after somebody—I watched him running up the road, and then I turned back towards the house—as I was returning I heard a shot that seemed to come from near the yard-door, on the right of the house as you face it—a few seconds after that I heard another shot on the lawn, and two or</p>
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<p>three seconds after that another shot—then in a minute or so I went into the house, and there saw my son George—I saw that he had been wounded in the chest, and I sent for the police and for Dr. Hall—I do not identify any of the men—the gas in the bedroom was on full.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. Three shots were fired from the window, two at me and one at my son—three shots were fired by one man, and I believe the other man also fired, but I cannot swear it; that would be four shots altogether—I can't say whether the two first flashes came from the same pistol or from two—I know one man fired deliberately twice at me—I believe there were three shots almost together, but, considering it did not take perhaps half a minute, I should not like to say whether there were two first and one afterwards; I was watching one man only.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-180" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-180" type="surname" value="ATKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-180" type="given" value="SANNYER"/>SANNYER ATKIN</persName> </hi>. I live with my father at Norton Lees—on Tuesday, 8th January, at a few minutes past eight, I was leaving the house with my father—on looking towards the house as I came out I saw that the window of my sister's bedroom was open—I drew my father's attention to it, and he went back to the house—I then saw a man get out from the window and stand on the ledge—the light in the room was turned full on—two men stood on the ledge before anything happened; then two shots were fired, I believe by two men, but I could not swear to that—at the same time a man came out of the bushes a little to the right of the window, and I followed him to the gate—the two shots from the window were fired in the direction of my father and myself—we were standing just in front of the bed facing the house, close to the bed in the centre of the drive—when I pursued the man to the gate he pointed something at me and threatened to blow my brains out—at the gate I turned back on seeing one of the men get down from the ledge, and I chased him—he came along the drive and passed me, and joined the other man at the gate—I had a stick in my hand—the first man paused at the gate, and held it open till he was joined by the other—then they got out and ran away, and I ran after them—I followed them to the Muswell Hill Road; at the corner of the two roads one of the men turned round and snapped a pistol or revolver at me—he did not say anything—I saw that he had a weapon in his hand, and heard it—I followed them part of the way up the Muswell Hill Road—they went through a hedge; it was a thorny hedge—when the man pointed the revolver at me I shouted at them, and told them they were cowards, and told them to fight me properly, like men—on the first occasion that I was examined before the Magistrates at High gate I did not mention having said that to the men; I did not mention it on principle—at a later stage I was recalled and stated it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I did not say there were four men—there was one man in the bushes—I only saw one of the men come from the roof to the ground—I was perhaps twenty yards from the men in the road when I uttered the words—I only heard the first man speak, that was when he pointed the firearm at me—he said, "Stand back, or I will blow your brains out"—I did not hear the words—"Come back, Jim, and shoot him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi>. Both the men I followed got over the fence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Those words, "Come back, Jim, and shoot him," might have been used without my hearing them.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-181" type="surname" value="ATKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-181" type="given" value="GEORGE DUCKWORTH"/>GEORGE DUCKWORTH ATKIN</persName> </hi> I am a stock-jobber, and live at Norton Lees—on the night of 8th January I was in a workshop at the side of the house—about eight o'clock I heard three shots—I heard my father call out—I was inside the shed when I heard the first and second shots—I then went outside, and heard my father call me—I went across the fowl yard into the house-yard—on my way there I heard another shot; that would be the fourth—I opened the side gate, leading into the front garden, and I heard somebody behind a bush on my left—I made a feint of entering on one side, and ran round the other to catch whoever might come out on that side—I had to go round the bush at the back, and while I was at the back of the bush I heard a report of firearms again, and a bullet entered my abdomen—a man ran from behind the bush, about two or three feet from me—I followed him across the front of the house—he broke down a little wire-gate, fastened by a rope, and ran across the lawn, in a direction towards a cistern—the gate leads on to the tennis lawn—half way across the lawn he turned sharp round, aimed a pistol at me and fired; that bullet entered my chest—he continued running, I followed, and at the edge of the lawn he turned sharp round again and aimed at my head, but did not hit me—he then ran across the path into some bushes, where I lost sight of him—when the two first shots were fired at me he was behind a moderate-sized bush, and could not have been more than two or three feet from me—when he fired at me crossing the lawn I should say he was from five to ten feet from me; when the pistol was fired at my head the flash was so near me that I could not see for half a second afterwards, and he ran into the bushes, and I did not see any thing more of him—I then walked back to the house—the bush we were behind was a large laurel tree, about six feet high and six feet wide—the bushes close to the yard gate were mixed, laurels and various sorts—there is a holly-tree close to the window of the breakfast-room underneath the bedroom, and there may be two or three others there—a person jumping from the window would go into a bush there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I have not been able to identify either of the men, it was a dark night—Lyster was placed among a number of other men—I picked out another man about the same size.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi> I am sure I heard four shots; I did not know where they were fired from then, I was in the shed and could not see the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> When I picked out the wrong man I went by size, not by features; I am a little shortsighted.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-182" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-182" type="surname" value="ATKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-182" type="given" value="BEATRICE"/>BEATRICE ATKIN</persName> </hi>. It was my bedroom that was entered on this occasion—I left my purse in a top drawer in the dressing-table—it was a purse very much like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>—the same size and everything; it contained a Jubilee four-shilling piece, a glove button-hook, and some other money, I don't know how much; I had seen my purse safe about ten minutes to seven that evening—I missed a coral bead necklace belonging to my sister the same evening—these beads (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are very similar to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. The necklace contained about fifty beads; there were two rows similar to these—these are of an ordinary character; there is nothing particularly rare about them.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-183" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-183" type="surname" value="ATKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-183" type="given" value="DOROTHY"/>DOROTHY ATKIN</persName> </hi>. I had a curling pin like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw it safe on the Saturday or Sunday before the house was broken into—I had</p>
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<p>a money-box in a drawer in my bedroom, containing about 7s. 6d. in silver and copper—that was taken on this night, also my coral necklace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I have seen such curling pins before—the one I lost was like this.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-184" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-184" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y</hi>. On 8th January, in consequence of information I received, I went to Norton Lees—on the morning of the 9th I examined the house and found a rough-made ladder against the bay window, and underneath the upper bedroom window, which had been entered; it could be reached by that ladder—the window was fastened by an ordinary catch; it had been forced back by placing a knife between the sashes—at the bottom of the ladder there was a hole in the mud, and the shrubs were broken—I traced footmarks across the tennis lawn and over a wooden fence of the next house, Roseneath—from what was said to me by young Mr. Atkin I looked at the fence in the Muswell Hill Road, and about eighty yards from the corner of Norton Lees Road the fence, which is a dead fence, was broken down as if somebody had fallen through it.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-185" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-185" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. On 8th January I was timekeeper at some new buildings in the Muswell Hill Road—William Meen was watchman there—I left at four that afternoon, leaving a ladder there, what is termed a Jacob's ladder—I saw it next day at Norton Lees, and fetched it away.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-186" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-186" type="surname" value="BARNARD"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-186" type="given" value="KATE GERTRUDE BASTERVILLE"/>KATE GERTRUDE BASTERVILLE BARNARD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Hutton objected to the relevancy of the evidence which this witness was about to give, as it related to events occurring at Bristol some days before the night in question. Mr. Mead pressed it as showing the connection of the prisoners with each other. Mr. Justice Mathew considered the evidence relevant, and admitted it.</hi> I am the wife of Arthur Barnard—in December last I was staying with my mother at 4, Clifton Park, Bristol—there are some grounds round the house—on the evening of the 19th December I was in the drive in the grounds and saw a man who appeared to be watching the house—there was a light in a room opposite where he was watching, which gave me an opportunity of seeing him clearly—I stopped and watched him for about a minute—he turned his head and saw me, and immediately went away from me—I waited to hear if the door bell rang, and not hearing it I followed him into the area—that man was Lyster—next day, the 20th, about ten minutes to six, I was in the drawing-room—from something that was told me I called the footman and went out and saw some men, apparently three—we all rushed out to the gate together—I found the footman holding one of the men, it was Burdett—I heard him say, "It was not me, some man ran out at the gate and knocked me down"—on the occasion when I saw Lyster, in addition to there being a light it was a clear night, there was also a light in the porch—I have no doubt whatever that Lyster is the man I saw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. He was standing about three paces from the house—I walked up on the carriage drive, it was not loose gravel, it was a hard carriage drive—he was standing in the drive about ten paces from me and about twenty paces from the area; I saw him go down the steps—I have no doubt he is the man—I am quite certain, but I object to swear to him—I said at the Police-court that I was perfectly certain he was the man; I was asked if I would swear to him, and I said I objected to swear to him, or I should not like to swear to him, words</p>
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<p>to that effect possibly; I cannot say—I object to swear to any man I saw there; it is not because I am not certain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi>. I said I thought Burdett was not so tall as the man the footman held, because I did not see at that moment that he was half sitting down on something in the room, or half leaning—the night was very rainy and dark—I said at first the man was not tall enough, and the police then said, "Stand up"—I am not aware that after he stood up I said he was not tall enough—I don't think it is likely that I did, because I think he is tall enough.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When he stood up I said that he was the height of the man—I heard his voice when he spoke to the footman, and I heard his voice afterwards at the station—it was the same voice.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-187" type="surname" value="SPATFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-187" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SPATFORD</persName> </hi>. I live at Bristol—on 20th December last, about ten minutes to six, I was in Clifton Park—I heard a scuffle in the garden of 4, Clifton Park, and a shout of "Thieves" and "Police"—I looked round, and saw five or six men apparently trying to get over the gate—all but one ran in the direction of Bristol—I joined the chase in pursuit of the fifth man—I chased him up against Christchurch palings, where there was no turning—he then doubled and got into the centre of the road, and drew out a pistol from his pocket and presented it, and said he would shoot me if I advanced—he then turned round immediately and escaped—I pursued him, but he got away—I believe I noticed one of the other men who went in the contrary direction, but I am not prepared to swear to him—I afterwards went to the Highgate Police-station and was shown a number of men—I picked out Lyster as the man who presented the pistol—I also picked out Clark as the man I saw running in the other direction, but I am not prepared to swear to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi> Lyster had a big dark coat on—that was the first night I saw him—I believe I picked him out of five or six men at Highgate—the men were all together when I saw them at the gate—I could not tell you how many I saw at Highgate had on dark coats with velvet collars—I looked at them all—some had black coats; I could not say how many—all this happened very quickly at Bristol, I should say in three-quarters of a minute—I did not see Lyster at the gate to recognise him; they were all running, and getting over the gate—my attention was first attracted by hearing the scuffle—I then saw the men running down the road—they had their backs to me then—the first time I saw Lyster's face and recognised him was when he turned round at the railings—he drew something out of his pocket, and presented it—I can't say definitely it was a pistol, the light was not sufficient—he said he would fire if I advanced—I should say the majority of the men I saw at Highgate were working-men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi> About five or six men altogether were running away—it was a dark wet night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> When I gave my decision at the Highgate Police-station I was guided by the face alone.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-188" type="surname" value="ATKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-188" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE D. ATKIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The man who shot at me had on a short jacket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890304-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-189" type="surname" value="RASELL"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-189" type="given" value="AMOS"/>AMOS RASELL</persName> </hi> I am manager to a pawnbroker at Victoria Street, Bristol—I know Lyster and Clark—on 19th December last Lyster came to the shop and pledged a signet-ring for 4s., in the name of Henry Coutts, Coffee Tavern, Bristol—to the best of my belief this is the ring</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I gave him a duplicate—I have the original—on the 20th it was redeemed by Lyster, and pawned again the same evening with some clothes for 16s.—they were redeemed on the 22nd, through the medium of a London pawnbroker—after these men were charged I picked Lyster out of a number of men.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-190" type="surname" value="MANN"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-190" type="given" value="GEORGE ALFRED"/>GEORGE ALFRED MANN</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker at Hoxton—on 21st December a man called on me, giving the name of Coutts—he asked me to send for a parcel from the country, to be pawned—I identified that man at the station; it was Clark—I had some conversation with him, and he gave me a pawn-ticket and 16s.—I forwarded that to Bristol, and received a parcel back, containing, among other things, this signet ring—Clark fetched them on the 24th December.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-191" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-191" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-191" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HALL</persName> </hi>, M. D. On the night of 8th of January I was called to the house of Mr. Atkin—I there saw Mr. George Atkin—he was suffering from the effects of two gunshot wounds; one in the chest, on the right side, and the other in the abdomen—he was in a state of collapse for an hour and a half—Sir William McCormack came and saw him—he was under my care for some time—after an interval an operation was performed, and the bullet was removed from the chest—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the bullet—I marked it; it is a smooth bullet—the wound was a very dangerous one—the other wound was such as would be produced by a similar bullet; that bullet still remains in the abdomen; that was a most dangerous wound—Mr. Atkin was in a dangerous state for some time after, and was not able to give evidence for about a month.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-192" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-192" type="surname" value="RYSSOP"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-192" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA RYSSOP</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frank Ryssop, of 4, Huntingdon Street, Kingsland Road—I let lodgings—in October I had a furnished room to let, which I called the ante-room, at the back, on the ground floor—Lyster called and agreed to take it—he arrived the same day, Saturday, with Mrs. Lyster, and they occupied that room for three weeks, after that Mrs. Lyster was taken ill and went to the hospital—Lyster still occupied the room—a few days after Mrs. Lyster had left the prisoner Clark came, I did not know his name, but Lyster called him Jim—they occupied the room together; there was only one bed in the room—they occupied the room until Mrs. Lyster returned, that was the first Friday in the New Year, the 4th of January—while she was away Lyster and Clark were absent; they went the Monday week before Christmas, and returned either on the Thursday or Friday night, the 21st or 22nd December, I am not certain which—they made no statement to me then as to where they were going or where they had been—a fortnight before that Lyster said he was going in the country, he did not know how long he should be away, he would send me a telegram—I recollect the 8th January—Lyster and Clark went out together that day about dinner time, the middle of the day—I saw Mrs. Lyster that evening about five first, and then about six; my little girl fetched her upstairs, and she sat with me till after nine—I just caught sight of Lyster again that night; I could not say the time exactly, but I should say near ten, or about ten—I was just going to the door, but his wife let him in—after that I heard some one come into the room, I can't say who it was—on the morning of the 9th I found that a fire had been used in Chark's room, and I found this frame (
<hi rend="italic">produced)</hi>,)I raked it out of the grate, it might be a purse frame; I also found two tips of boots and a boot lace—I did not notice anything else particular—I threw it all on the ashes in the yard; the frame</p>
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<p>I kept, the tips I threw away in the ashes—I put what I removed to the dust heap in a piece of newspaper—I did not notice what newspaper it was—I afterwards gave the purse frame to the police—I did not notice any coral beads—I found some clothes in the room; there was an overcoat, I did not notice its condition, it was folded up; I gave it as I found it to Police-Sergeant Gould, also two pairs of trousers, a coat besides the overcoat, a waistcoat and two round hats, one brown and the other black—on the 9th Clark did not sleep at home, Lyster did, with his wife—I saw Lyster on the 10th, Thursday, after ten in the morning—I saw him on the door steps; the door was open, he came in; his wife had just told me they were going away—I went upstairs, and when I came down again their luggage was all in the passage waiting, a large box, two portmanteaus, a tin box, some umbrellas, and a handbag—Lyster seemed a little excited—I said, "Is
<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi> coming back?"—he said, "No, his brother got hold of him last night and I don't think he will loose him; most likely there will be a little chap call," and I was to give the clothes to him, but not to give them unless he asked for them in the name of Clark; he said if anyone called to inquire for him (Lyster) I was to say he had left a month—he did not give any explanation of his leaving suddenly; I had had no notice; the rent was paid-Lyster paid the rent of Clark's room—I found three frames altogether in the grate; I gave them to the police, these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are them; they look like the frames of handbags.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi> The rent of one of the rooms was 5s., and the other 6s.—that was Lyster's—he always paid the rent for the two rooms a week in advance—on the morning he left he was excited—a cab was brought there—he looked flurried, and he was racing up and down the steps, waiting for the cab—his luggage was in the passage all ready—I did not see who took it from the room—there was no other man in the house—I think he helped the cabman put it on the cab—I am quite sure he was away on the Monday before the Christmas week—I said at the Police-court I believed he was away that week—I am sure he was away—I said, "It was the week before Christmas Day, or the week before that"—I do not keep a book, I depend entirely on my memory—we had very little conversation the day he went away—the police first came to me on the Monday after Lyster left on the Thursday—that was the first time I spoke about what had occurred—I don't think I told the police that he was in an excited condition—I first mentioned it at the Police-court—I could not say whether Lyster was out any night while he and Clark were living there—he had a latch-key—I never knew him to be out—I could hear him if he came in—my room is upstairs on the first floor—there were two latch-keys; Lyster had one, Clark had not any then—as far as I know, Lyster was never in want of money—he once lent me some; that was the day before he left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I said at the Police-court, on the Monday after the Tuesday that this happened, "Lyster seemed very pale and hurried"—I don't know whether I told the Inspector that, I might have done—I am not certain.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-193" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE FREE</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of Mrs. Ryssop, and live with her at 4, Huntingdon Street—I remember Lyster living there, and a man named
<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi>—on Tuesday, 8th January, I was ill, and was in bed during the day—I got up at six to tea, and was about the house—I went to take a towel to
<hi rend="italic">Jim's</hi> room—before that I had heard some people come in;</p>
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<p>one went into the back parlour and one went into
<hi rend="italic">Jim's</hi> room, the ante room—I heard people talking; it seemed like the voices of Lyster and dark—I took the towel into
<hi rend="italic">Jim's</hi> room—Lyster was in the other room—I thought I heard the voices of
<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi> and Lyster when they came in at the street-door—when I went into
<hi rend="italic">Jim's</hi> room there was nobody there—I heard the cups and saucers rattling in the other room—there was a fire in
<hi rend="italic">Jim's</hi> room and a lamp burning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi>. I don't know Burdett.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-194" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-194" type="surname" value="CONN"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-194" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN CONN</persName> </hi>. I am cook at Roseneath, next door to Norton Lees—on 8th January I went out at twenty minutes to eight with some other persons—as I was turning out of our gate I saw four men coming down from the main road towards the end of the road—they would have passed Norton Lees—one of the men looked at me; I looked at him very much because he was the only one that really looked at me—it was the prisoner Clark—on 10th January I picked him out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. There were four men—they were walking not very far apart—I have no doubt whatever there were four—I am quite sure one was Clark.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-195" type="surname" value="MACARTNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-195" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MACARTNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver—I attend with my cab at the Highgate station—that is about half a mile from Norton Lees—on Tuesday night, 8th January, I was at the Highgate station—about half past eight I saw a man hurriedly enter the station—I was walking up and down the waiting-room—he came into the waiting-room—I noticed his appearance—his boots and trousers were covered with muddy clay—he went on the bridge and went into the booking-office which is on the bridge—he-looked up and down the platform, then went into the booking office, came out again, and came back into the waiting-room; then he went back on to the platform again on the bridge and stood there; a train came in and then I lost sight of him—during the time he was doing this I was watching him; I was going to ask him if he wanted a cab—on 12th January I went to the Highgate Police-station—I went into a room where there were about twenty or twenty-five men, and there saw the man; to the best of my belief it was Lyster; I picked him out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. There was a piece of cord hanging out of his left hand overcoat pocket—it was a dark overcoat with a velvet collar—he was not in a short jacket—I picked him out at once at Highgate—some of the other men were dressed very respectably, two or three of them had overcoats with velvet collars—I picked him out within a minute—I have no doubt about the piece of rope hanging out of his pocket.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-196" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MANN</persName> </hi>. I am a hansom cab driver—I remember hearing of the housebreaking at Muswell Hill—about twenty minutes past nine that night I was in the Kentish Town Road, about 3 miles from Muswell Hill—a man who afterwards I recognised at Highgate as Clark, came to me with another man who I could not recognise to be certain—he was paraded along with the other men and I thought he looked something like the man, but I would not be sure—I did not pick him out; it was Burdett—I thought he resembled the man, but I could not recognise him—I could not be certain which of the men spoke, I think it was Clark he said, "Is this yours?" pointing to the cab—I said, "Yes"—he said, "How much to the Angel, Islington?"—I said, "2s."—he said, "All right, drive sharp"—they both got in—I said I had got a pretty quick horse</p>
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<p>that would not be long going there—I was passing the Agricultural Hall on the way to the Angel—one of them put up the trap and stopped me and said, "We will get out here"—they got out and gave me 2s., and 2d. for a drink—they walked into the Agricultural Hall—it was about a quarter to ten.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-197" type="surname" value="BALL"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-197" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BALL</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Mail Coach, Kingsland Road—on the night of 8th January, some time near eleven, three men came in—I knew two of them, Burdett and Clark—they had something to drink which they paid for, and then three cigars were called for—Clark handed the coin—I thought it was a 5s. piece—I said, "a 5s. piece is it not?"—Burdett said, "I thought it was a 4s. piece"—Clark said, "Oh no, a 5s. piece," and of course I gave change for it and they lit their cigars and went out—immediately after I looked at the coin again, and found it was a 4s. piece, a new Jubilee coin—they were the only three men in that compartment—my attention was called to this the next day—I paid the coin into my bank with other money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I have not the slightest doubt that Clark is the man who paid me with the Jubilee piece—he gave it for the drink first—I would not swear that he paid me on the first onset for the three cigars; it was Clark tendered the coin—they lit their cigars; there were three to the best of my belief—I would not swear to the third man; to the best of my belief it was Smith; he was discharged at the Highgate Police-court—possibly it may have been Lyster—it only took about two minutes—I saw Smith at the Police-court; he is a short, stout elderly man—Lyster is not short, stout, and elderly—to the best of my belief it was Smith—I would not say whether it was Smith or Lyster; I don't know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I knew Burdett; he used to be a customer—I believe the third man was Smith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Lyster could not have been in the same compartment besides the three; there were only three.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-198" type="surname" value="SEWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-198" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SEWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 9th January, at 8 p.m., I apprehended Clark at Brooks's beer-shop, in Boundary Street, Shoreditch; Burdett and Smith were arrested at the time; there were several other persons in the bar—Lyster was not there—I took Clark to the police station—I found this signet ring on him, he was wearing it—next day the men were charged at Highgate with this affair at Muswell Hill—the charge was read to the three, Clark, Burdett, and Smith—they said nothing in answer to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi>. There were fifteen or twenty persons in the bar when I arrested them; they were there together with them.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-199" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-199" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-199" type="surname" value="FORDHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-199" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN FORDHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G</hi>). I know Clark and Lyster—on 9th January I was with Sewell when Clark and Burdett were arrested at Brooks's beer-house, in Shoreditch—I arrested Burdett; I told him he would be charged with committing a burglary at Bristol and a burglary in London—I took him to the station—I knew his name—I asked him his address; he refused it—next day, when charged at High gate, he gave it as 4, Jacob Street—I have seen Lyster and Clark in company together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi> I have seen Smith and Clark</p>
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<p>together—I said at the Police-court that what Burdett was charged with was a ladder larceny; a burglary at Bristol and other parts of London.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-200" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-200" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18890304-name-200" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GOULD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>) On 10th January I went to 4, Huntingdon Street, and received from Mrs. Ryssop the two coats, one an overcoat, that I have produced—the overcoat was smeared with what appeared to he blood in the front, and some dirt in different parts of the coat; it appeared to be a clay soil—the other coat was clean—there were also two pairs of trousers; they were dirty; and one pair was torn in the leg—Mrs. Ryssop gave me the three bag-clasps, and the clasp of a purse—on the 12th, in company with Inspector Tunbridge, I went to the dust-heap, and made a search—I found three coral beads, four cartridge-cases, and two pieces of tip; the beads were smothered in dust and in a portion of the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Chronicle</hi>, dated 8th January last—the tips appeared as if they had been through the fire—I produce the beads, the curling-pin, and the empty cartridge-cases, and two hats, one brown and one black, found in Clark's room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. All the clothes given me by Mrs. Ryssop had come out of Clark's room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890304-name-201" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-201" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-201" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-201" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am senior partner in the house of James and Co., wholesale manufacturers of fancy leather fittings—I have seen the purse produced—in my opinion it is American make; it certainly is not English make—the fitting is uncommon, an unusual fastening—I have examined the frame-work of the entire purse, and also the frame-work which appears to have passed through the fire, and in my opinion it is precisely the same kind of frame; it agrees in every way.</p>
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<persName id="t18890304-name-202" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890304-name-202" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-202" type="surname" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18890304-name-202" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a cabman—on 10th January I had a four-wheel cab on the rank in High Street, Shoreditch—I was fetched by a man to Huntingdon Street, where I saw Lyster—there was some luggage, which I put on the cab—I was told to drive to 109, De Beauvoir Road, which I did, with Lyster and a woman—something was left there—I was then told to drive quickly to Waterloo, the Windsor line—there Lyster and the woman got out, and the luggage was unloaded.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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