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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>VOL. CX.</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, May 6th, 1889, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18890506-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="t18890506-name-5" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-7" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., Recorder of the City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-11" type="given" value="GEO ROBERT"/>GEO ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-12" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-13" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>HORATIO DAVIS</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-15" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES GRAY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-16" 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="t18890506-name-17" 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. SEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>which I refused—I returned some to the postman, and some I put in the pillar-box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew Francis for some years by sight, but not by name—I did not know that he traded as Cassell and Co—I knew him as an advertising canvasser—I don't think I took in more than half a dozen letters.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I printed eighty-eight pages from the title, including preface, in two sections—we also delivered a block for the cover—he said he only wanted twenty copies as specimens—the arrangement was for cash on delivery—I was asked whether it was not usual to give six months' credit—I said, "No; that three months' would be a sufficient credit"—I did know Francis before—£10 was the amount he owed altogether—it was partly manuscript and partly printing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM PERCY"/>WILLIAM PERCY WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a colonial agent and publisher, of 161, Queen Victoria Street—on 17th January last Price called on me; he said he was a canvasser for Messrs Cassell and Co, the publishers—he said they were bringing out a cyclists' road-book, and he thought it would be a very good thing for me to advertise in, as it would have a large circulation, and it would be distributed gratis to all the clubs, hotels, and headquarters throughout the United Kingdom; he further put it forward as an inducement to pay for a special advertisement—I gave him an advertisement and gave him this cheque for £2, payable to Cassell and Co; I crossed it" to payee's account"—it came back through my bank, endorsed "Cassell and Co, "in the same way as the endorsement on the book—I got this receipt for the money; it bears the same signature—I asked the prisoner about the address—he said, "Oh, they are separate publishing offices, taken to bring out this book"—he came back the same day, about an hour afterwards—he said, "Now, I have a special position in front, "and he would insert the advertisement for me very cheaply—I said I considered £2 was quite enough to spend on the work—he said, "Well, I won't take cash: I will take two of your watches"—I said, "Yes; but that is a strange way for Cassell and Co to do business"—he said he would make it all right with them—I gave him the two watches, value 25s., and he gave me this receipt—we were advertising them as "Cyclist Watches"—I asked him if he could get me a review in their journal—he said, "Oh, yes, and in several provincial papers"—he asked me to show him a former review that I had in another paper for him to take notes from, and he pretended to take notes in shorthand, but I could not recognise the system—I saw him later on at my stall at the Crystal Palace at the Stanley Exhibition, and he wanted me to give him another advertisement for the title-page—I said, "No; decidedly not"—he then went away, and I did not see him again till he walked into my office, and I had him arrested—on the second occasion that I saw him</p>
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<p>I asked him if it was the firm who were publishers of
<hi rend="italic">Cassell's Saturday Journal</hi>—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Is it Cassell, Petter and Galpin?"—he said, "Yes; the same"—but he evaded the question—these are the two watches.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He gave me this receipt on 17th January, when I asked him about a review—he said he would do his utmost to get me one in
<hi rend="italic">Cassell's Saturday Journal</hi>—when I pressed Price about Cassell and Co he evaded the question—he afterwards said, "Not exactly so"—I did not open the "Road Guide," I merely glanced at it—I wrote a letter to the
<hi rend="italic">Cyclist Press</hi> on this subject, stating "Cassell and Co have made up their minds to assist me in procuring a conviction"—I wrote that in the interest of the cycling trade—I naturally believed that this was a book that was going to be published by Cassell and Co—on the second occasion Price said to me, "Ihave been instructed to go to the Waterbury Company, but I thought I would come to you first"—they sell cheap nickel watches similar to mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-33" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN REDSHAW</persName> </hi>. I am an ironmonger, of Church Street, Camberwell—I cashed the cheque for Francis—I believe it was endorsed as it now appears—I had changed one or two for him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him for three or four years, always in the name of Francis—he lived at 4, Wilson Road—I only knew him as a customer buying ironmongery and glass—he always paid for his goods—I know nothing against him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-35" type="given" value="MOSES"/>MOSES JOSEPHS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Ulmann, pawnbroker, High Street, Borough—this metal watch was pledged on 19th March for 3s. 6d. in the name of John Weller, Shoe Lane.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-36" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a cycle agent, trading as Buckingham and Adams, 46 and 48, Queen Victoria Street—on 26th January Francis called, and said he called for advertisements for Cassell and Co; he said he had a book which would be sent round to all the principal hotels—he showed me the book, and wrote Buckingham and Adams on the inside of the back of the cover; he said they were shortly going to press, and he offered me the half-page for £2—I beat him down to £1—I gave him a cheque for £1—when I parted with the cheque I believed Cassell and Co, Belle Sauvage Yard, were the publishers bf this book—I drew the cheque to the order of Cassell and Co—it is endorsed Cassell and Co—I got this receipt, signed "Agent, A Francis"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first statement of the prisoner was that they were about to publish a cyclists' guide—this is the book he wrote on—I took the book in my hands—I believe he opened the map—I did not notice it had been engraved for Griffith and Farran—I said it was unusual to pay previous to the advertisement appearing, and he said the name of the firm was sufficient guarantee—I did not examine the book very minutely to see if the address was in it—I did not see the other man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-37" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DANCY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the last witness—I was present part of the time when Francis called—MR. Adams asked me to give him a cheque—the prisoner gave me a receipt—I asked him whether he came from Belle Sauvage or Belle Sauvage Yard; he said "Yes"—I asked him if he</p>
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<p>knew any of the fellows, mentioning Mr. Pear and Mr. Francis—I am not sure if he answered, but I am under the impression that he did—I had been there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had given him the cheque and taken the receipt before the conversation occurred.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-38" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER PICARNEY</persName> </hi>. I trade as Picarney, Lisle, and Co, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, cycle manufacturers—on 19th February Francis called and produced a book like this—he represented he came from Cassell and Co—I knew the book as having been promoted by Mr. Spencer; Francis said it was taken up by Cassell and Co, and that they intended doing a big thing with it—I gave him a cheque for two guineas for a page facing matter—when he gave me the receipt I noticed Red Lion Court, and I spoke to him about the address—he said, "This is the publishing office," or" one of their publishing offices," and he said it was the same as Belle Sauvage Yard; believing that statement, I parted with my two guineas—I believed that being promoted by them there would be some advantage in it, that it would be a success—I made the cheque payable to Cassell and Co, and it came back paid through my bank, endorsed Cassell and Co—this is the receipt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know there is a book by Spencer, the author of the "Modern Gymnast," &c—Belle Sauvage Yard was mentioned prior to the cheque being given, or in the act of giving it—I glanced through the book, but I took most notice of Cassell and Co on the front—the prisoner took care to impress on me that I was dealing with no other than Cassell and Co, Belle Sauvage Yard, by what he said, and he satisfied me on the point—I satisfied myself it would be an advantageous advertisement—I parted with my money in the belief that it would be circulated at all headquarters and hotels in the kingdom—I had a copy of the book, which I wanted for a customer, left at my house—I went to Red Lion Court—I could not find anything about him—afterwards I told him I had been there, and he said it was Red Lion Court, Holborn; anyone would know him there—I sent him two or three blocks to print from—I have not seen them since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know Griffith and Farran's book—I did not know that the whole of this book was taken bodily from theirs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-39" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOK</persName> </hi>. I am agent for Ullmer's Musical Cycle Bell Company—on 22nd February Francis called and showed me a book like this—he said he had called about the book that his colleague had seen me about at the Crystal Palace when I was at the Stanley Show; that they were going to press on Monday, and if I wanted my advertisement, which his colleague had told him I had half promised to have, appear, he must have particulars there and then, as he had to send it in—I consented to give him an advertisement—I went and got the blocks, and then I saw Cassell and Co, Red Lion Court, on the receipt he gave me—I said, "I did not know Cassell's had another place besides Belle Sauvage Yard"—he said they had this office just to bring out this guide-book—I brought out a copy of
<hi rend="italic">Cassell's Saturday Journal</hi> and said, "They don't put Red Lion Court on this"—he said, "No, because they are bringing out a work that was brought out by Griffith and Farran, and they are keeping it distinct from their other business"—I said, "I asked your colleague at the Crystal Palace about it, and he said it was the same as 'Cassell's Guide-book,' so I suppose it is the same as Cassell's Time-book' that is</p>
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<p>published monthly"—he said, "Yes, certainly it is"—then he showed me the inner back part of the cover, and said I could have that half-page for 30s., as the party who had taken it was not going to have it then, and that that was all the space they had to spare for the advertisement—I agreed to take it—I gave him £1—next day he came for the blocks—he showed me the front half-page where I had seen Walker was going to have an advertisement for his watches, and he said, "We are going to print on Monday, if you like to have that front page, which is the best in the book, you shall have it for another sovereign"—I said, "No," and at last he said, "You shall have it for another 10s."—I agreed, and gave him another 10s.—this is the receipt—I had seen Price at the Cyclist Show several times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Price told me at the Stanley Show that he was employed by Cassell and Company—this A. Francis, 31, Brooke Street, Holborn, was written by Francis as his private address, in case I wanted to write to him about the blocks—I did not know Cassell and Company Were a limited company—I went to see Mr. Walker about two days before last session, the case was standing for trial then—I met Francis at Ludgate Hill Station, and asked him for my blocks back, and he brought them next day—he said he intended to publish the book—I said, "Why not give the money back, and then there would be none of this bother?'—I had never seen him before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOLWICH</hi>. I am a cycle manufacturer, of the Brockley Cycle Works, Brockley Road—on 26th February Francis called to ask for advertisements for this book—he said it was about to be brought out in three weeks' time by Messrs Cassell and Company—I said, "There is the name of Griffith and Farran on the book"—he said, "It used to be published by Griffith and Farran, but Cassell's have now taken it over, and are bringing it out, and copies are to be distributed to all cycling hotels in the kingdom"—he thought it would be a good thing to advertise in it, and I thought the same—I believed that Cassell and Company were going to bring it out, and that he was their traveller—I parted with 2s. on account of 10s.—I showed the receipt to Mr. Petter, whom I knew, and in consequence of what I heard I did not part with the" rest of my money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> 2s. was all I paid—I did not know Spencer's Cycle Directory, which Cassell and Company, Limited, brought out in 1884, and Griffith and Farran in 1887—he said Cassell and Company had bought it from Griffith and Farran—he said the guide would be sent out to all hotels where cyclists put up, and I believed that I should have my advertisement printed and published in a valuable book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-40" type="given" value="SYDNEY CHARLES"/>SYDNEY CHARLES JENNINGS</persName> </hi>. I am a cycle manufacturer, at Rotherhithe—on 27th February Francis called for an advertisement for Cassell's Cycle Directory—he wanted to claim that he had seen me at the Crystal Palace, but I said I had not seen him—he must have had the book open in his hand, and I being familiar with a copy of Cassell's Cycle Directory, at once, without asking him a great number of questions, concluded it was the thing he was collecting advertisements for, and I did not go into particulars with him as to what the particular issue of the book was—he said he was going to make a great success of it; that he was sending a great number to headquarters of the cyclists' clubs—I parted with a guinea—I got this receipt—as I was letting him out of the door I noticed</p>
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<p>11, Red Lion Court on the receipt, and I remarked, "That is not Cassell's address"—he said, "Oh, I think they are cousins".</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took the book in my hand—I concluded it was the same thing as Cassell's Directory—I supposed I was having my advertisement put in that—his application was for an advertisement for the Cycle Directory—I did not know if there was a map in Cassell's; or if it has been published since 1884—I did not know Griffith and Farran had published a road-book—from what he said I thought he was going to bring it out this year as in previous years—to my knowledge there was no other Cassell and Company in existence—I gathered he was showing me last year's edition to get advertisements for this year—I don't know the date of the last edition of the Cyclists' Directory; I can't say when I, had last seen it—Cassell and Company, Limited, is printed on the last page of this old directory; not one in 500 know it is a limited company—he said it was the last space, and had taken him a long time to fill up; he asked 30s. first—I had not advertised with Cassell and Company before—when he said they were cousins, I said, "Then I suppose there is another Cassell, as there is a Castell Brothers?"</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-41" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHITE</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, Christchurch Road, Hampstead, and am a bicycle oil-refiner—in March last I saw Price at my place of business—he produced a book similar to this—he said he came from Cassell and Company, and that he was canvassing for advertisements; that he had a special position he wanted to let to me for 30s.—I said I could not be bothered, as I was very busy, and I did not intend to advertise any more than I had done—he pressed me and said he could offer me a very good position, and that I was missing a good opportunity, as the well-known firm of Cassell and Co intended to make the book a great success that coming season—my hands were dirty; he did not wish me to handle the book very much—I parted with 5s. or 10s. as the first instalment for a small advertisement—two days afterwards he called again, and said he had a special page to let, and he thought my advertisement would look wonderfully well in that position—ultimately I paid another 10s.—altogether he got 17s. from me—these are the three receipts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I understood that Price was employed by Cassell and Co, the well-known firm, as advertisement canvasser—I was showing at the Crystal Palace Stanley Show—I don't remember seeing Price there—I distributed handbills there—Price took these receipts from a book, and gave them to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-42" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ANTHONY</persName> </hi>. I am a spring luggage-carrier maker, of Green Lanes—on 11th March Price called and introduced himself as the representative of the old firm of Cassell's—he said, "I represent Cassell's"—he showed me a road-book and guide bound in red—I said it was rather thick for a cyclist to carry, and that it was useless that size, and I said, "I think a book of this description has already been published"—he said, "Yes, about four years ago, but this is going to be reproduced by the old firm of Cassell, and will be done in a proper manner"—I think he said 700 copies would be distributed gratis; at all events a very large number—he explained the benefit this book would be to the trade, and after a long conversation I said, "Do you mean to tell me this is Cassell the publishers, I mean Cassell, Petter, and Galpin?"—he said, "Yes, that was the name of the old firm"—that conveyed to my mind the impression that I was dealing with Cassell; I considered he belonged to the true</p>
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<p>Cassell—I paid him 5s. for a small advertisement with a special heading, "Luggage-carriers"—on 20th he came again, and said he had got a half-page left, which he could let me have cheaply, and it ended in my paying him 24s. for that half-page—he gave me a receipt—I gave him one of my luggage-carriers, which he was to make a drawing from—I did not see him again till I saw him in Court—I lost an umbrella that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not examined before the Magistrate—I heard of the case, and I went to Cassell and Co, Limited, after I saw Mr. Walkers letter in
<hi rend="italic">The Cyclist</hi>—I made a drawing of the luggage carrier, and gave it to Price, and provided him with what I wanted to put in the advertisement—I had the book in my hand for a few minutes—I knew it was a route book and directory; it would be different to former guides, in that advertisements would face subject-matter—I satisfied myself it would be a valuable publication and parted with my money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-43" type="given" value="EDWIN FRANK"/>EDWIN FRANK BARNARD</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Griffith and Farran, book sellers, of St. Paul's Churchyard—they are still publishing the Cyclists' Road-book, which is our property, and has never been parted with—this map is ours—the whole of this book is the same as ours, with the exception of the title-page, the table of contents and preface—the road-book is taken bodily from ours.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen the Cyclists' Directory printed by Cassell and Co, Limited, in 1884; I never saw the inside of it—I don't know it had no map—that was written four years after we published ours; we published ours in 1880—they are both by the same author—we sold some thousand copies in 1880—two or three times remnants of 100 or 200 have been sold by auction—this is one" of the present edition—the map is our property; it was originally published many years ago by our firm—we publish editions of this Directory at intervals of a year or two years—the last printing was February, 1888; it might have been February, 1887, I could not swear—the book is entered at Stationers' Hall complete; the map is part of the book—it is not published in any other way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-44" type="given" value="WALTER JAMES"/>WALTER JAMES WOODS</persName> </hi>. I am counting-house manager to Messrs Cassell and Co, Limited, Belle Sauvage Yard, Ludgate Hill; it was formerly called Cassell, Petter, and Galpin; they are printers and publishers—I do not know of any other firm in Fleet Street or Ludgate Hill called Cassell and Co doing a legitimate business—I knew two firms which disappeared before the police could find them; they were Cassell, Peter, and Macalpine—in 1884 we published the "Cyclists' Directory," it was written for us by Mr. Charles Spencer, who also wrote the "Cyclists' Road-book "for Griffith and Farran—neither of the prisoners have any connection with Cassell and Co, nor were they entitled to, represent themselves as coming from them—the police brought this book to me; I find it to be made up of the map published in the "Cyclists' Road-book "by Griffith and Farran; some pages printed by Norman and Sons; then some forty-eight pink pages, which appear to be extracted out of some local guides published by Kelly and Co, formerly published by Hutchison and Crowsley; in another copy there were some yellow pages also out of "Kelly's Directory"—the rest of the book is made up apparently of pages from the "Cyclists' Road-book"—we are the publishers of the
<hi rend="italic">Saturday Journal</hi>—the signature on the outside of this book is very similar to the signature of our managing-director, near enough to deceive a casual observer, in my opinion.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The
<hi rend="italic">Saturday Journal</hi> has "La Belle Sauvage" on it, nothing about Ludgate Hill—the directory part of the book would require to be corrected from year to year—we had no road-book or map in ours; we sold ours for 2s.—that was after we knew the road-book had been published by Griffith and Farran—we have had to enforce copyright—you must register before you take action—we have not printed any copies of our directory since 1884.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Police Officer</hi>) I arrested Price on 22nd March, when I saw him at Bridewell Place Police-station—I told him I was a police officer, and held a warrant for his arrest for obtaining £2 and two watches from Mr. Walker for an advertisement in the "Cyclists' Guide"—he said the work would be published; there would be a large circulation of it, but he was the agent of a man of the name of Francis, who had offices at 11, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, and 31, Brooke Street, Holborn; all moneys that he received he paid to Francis, and received commission—he said the book would be published, and Mr. Walker's advertisement would appear at the foot of a page—he was carrying the "Cyclists' Guide and Road-book"—I asked him where it was published, and he said it was published by Francis, at Red Lion Court, Fleet Street—I searched and found this receipt-book on him; it also contained receipts for the "Engineering and Building Trades' Directory"—they alleged to have offices at 150, Strand, and were signed, "Theodore Francis and Co"—there was also another book referring to receipts, which I have every reason to believe refer to someone who was obtaining advertisements for Murray's Time Tables—I also found a quantity of papers, twelve duplicates; among them one for a watch pledged for 3s. 6d.—I said, "This refers to one of the watches you obtained"—he said, "Yes, and Francis has the other one, and I believe he is wearing it"—another of the tickets was for an umbrella—I made inquiries at 11, Red Lion Court, and 31, Brooke Street, Holborn—the latter place is a dispensary—I and another officer afterwards arrested Francis in Peckham—I said, "We are police officers, and I hold a warrant for your arrest in conjunction with a man named Price"—he said, "Yes, I have been expecting you; I heard of Price being in custody last Tuesday; I went to the Mansion House to see what it was all about, but I could not hear what I wanted"—I took him into a by-street, and read the warrant to him—he said it was no fraud; the thing was already in the press, and had been for the last month—I said, "Where?"—he said, "You will find out later on"—I said, "You have one of the watches that was obtained by Price"—he said, "No, I have not"—I said, "Where is it?"—he pointed to a pawnbroker's opposite where we were standing, and said, "It is over there; I pledged it last Saturday for 4s."—I asked him where the ticket was—he said ho did not know, he thought it was at home—he said, "I am very sorry that I employed Price, he is a drunken fool, and does not know what he is talking about"—I conveyed him to Bridewell Police-station, and found on him a quantity of papers referring to advertisements, about 33s., and a book similar to one found on Price—I asked him where this book was published; he said that was his business—I said, "You alleged to have offices at 11, Red Lion Court and Brooke Street, Holborn"—he said, "I endeavoured to take an office at 11, Red Lion Court, but I could not negotiate with Mr. Bryant</p>
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<p>there; I have had letters addressed to Brooke Street for some time past—there is nothing there but a dispensary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not examined before the Magistrate—there is no indictment for stealing an umbrella; there will be; the umbrella has been identified; no one has charged the prisoner with stealing it—Francis said he had the use of Dr Harcourt's office at 31, Brooke Street for two months past—I have endeavoured to get Dr Harcourt here; he is not here—he said, "This does not look much like a fraud, when I have taken orders for it today"—I believe all the people mentioned in the counterfoils have been communicated with; there are similar cases to these—Mr. Smith, of Old Broad Street, declined to come, but we have got his receipt—I know of one instance where a person who gave an order said he would pay after publication of the book—he wanted to come as a witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I could not even see Dr Harcourt
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890506-433-offence-1 t18890506-name-49"/>Percy Walters</persName>; also to a conviction of felony at Morpeth in April, 1874—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-433-18890506 t18890506-433-punishment-2"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890506-433-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-434-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi> to four indictments for forging and uttering four postal orders, with intent to defraud—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-434-18890506 t18890506-434-punishment-3"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried this day, see Surrey Cases</hi></p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890506-435-offence-1 t18890506-name-53"/>H M Postmaster-General</persName> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FULTON</hi> and H C
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman P</hi> 157) In consequence of instructions I received I kept observation on the prisoners from 16th, March to 5th April; I found that Beddes resided at 10, Kempshead Road, and Saunders at 21, Smyrks Road; they are about 200 or 300 yards apart—I noticed them going out together every morning from 9 to 11 with a pony and trap; Saunders got it from a mews in Sarah Ann Street; he would drive away through Rodney Road to Beddes' place—I followed; I was in plain clothes—I saw this every morning except once, on the 22nd</p>
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<p>—Saunders pulled up at Beddes' place, went in, came out, and drove to his own house, then back again to Biddes' house, picked him up, and then drove towards the Old Kent Road—I watched them on their return—they came back together, sometimes to the Albion public-house in Rodney Road; sometimes he would drop Beddes at the public-house, and take the pony and cart to the stable—on 24th I noticed that Beddes had shaved off his whiskers—I am sure he is the same man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have no notes or memoranda of dates—I had not received any special instructions to watch the prisoners, I acted upon police information—I simply reported to my inspector, and he put me on plain clothes—except on 23rd I saw the prisoners go away together, and return together from 8 to 10 in the evening, when it was dark.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-56" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA LYNCH</persName> </hi>. I keep the Waltham New Town Post-office—on 16th March, between 3 and 4 in the afternoon, Saunders came and asked hurriedly for six pennyworth of stamps—there was another customer in the shop at the time—I left the customer to serve Saunders—I gave him the stamps and he put down a sovereign—I had not change in the till, so I went round to the sitting-room, which joins the shop by a glass door, to get change from the cash-box—as I returned into the shop Beddes came in—I sent my daughter into the shop with the change—a lad named Kimberley was in the shop—I heard Saunders say that he did not require the change; he did not know that he had given her a sovereign—he wanted the sovereign back—she laid the change down on the counter in front of Saunders—I heard him ask a lot of questions with regard to the Australian mail and French stamps—I was in the shop all the time—I was very suspicious—in the meantime Beddes came over to my counter and asked me for a French stamp—I said, "You will get it on the other side," referring to where my daughter was—he went over and pushed in with the other man, and said to my daughter, "Iwant a French stamp"—he then came back to me and asked me for a pennyworth of elastic, which I gave him, and he gave me a penny—I came round from the counter to the middle of the shop, where I had an opportunity of seeing both the prisoners—Beddes then went out—Saunders turned round and faced me, and said, "I am so sorry the mail has gone, for it was important to me, as my uncle has died and left me some thousand pounds, and it is important I should go"—he then left—after they had both gone my daughter made some communication to me about some postal orders—I next saw Beddes at Bow Street, in a room with several others—I picked him out—he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure he is the man—I did not say at Bow Street, "At first I said I thought the tall man was the man"—I signed my deposition—when I first went into the room there were two men very much alike, one standing next to Beddes; and I said, "I think that is the man; "I looked again and then I said, "No, you are the man"—I was asked to describe his dress, but I could not do so—I am sure this is the man—I had to take a second look—the policeman who was with me told me to look—I don't think I said the other men were very little like what I had described to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was a man very like the prisoner standing next to the prisoner—there were seven men there; they were not at all like the prisoner—I am sure he is the man; I could pick him out anywhere.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-57" type="given" value="EMMA JANE"/>EMMA JANE LYNCH</persName> </hi>. I am daughter of the last witness—on 16th March</p>
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<p>I saw the prisoners come in the office—Saunders said, "Did I give you a sovereign? I thought it was a shilling"—I don't know what I replied, but I laid 19s. 6d. on the counter in front of him, and gave him the sovereign when he asked me for the change back—he then asked me when the Australian mail went out, and then asked for a French stamp—I told him an English one for 2 1/2 d. would do just as well—he said, "No; I want a French one"—he then asked me for two postal orders for £1 each—the money was still on the counter before him, and he had the sovereign in his hand—he placed it on the silver, then picked up a sixpence and put down a shilling, making £2, and he gave me a threepenny-piece for the commission—I gave him the two postal orders—Beddes was in the shop at the time, and I served him with a French stamp, and he gave me threepence and I gave him a halfpenny change; he then left—after they had both gone I found I had been done out of a sovereign—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the two postal orders I gave Saunders; they now bear the name of "J Hay, 40, Hill Street"; that is on the road to Enfield, about half an hour's walk from Waltham New Town—the orders were paid the same day I issued them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at Bow Street, "Ihave not sworn to Beddes, I do not swear to him now "; that is true; I did not swear to his face; I said he was the man to the best of my belief, and so I say now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-58" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR KIMBERLY</persName> </hi>. I am 13 1/2 years old—I was in Mrs. Lynch's post-office on 16th March, between three and four—I heard a conversation about postal orders and French stamps; one man came in first and another afterwards—I saw them arrive in a pony-trap—I did not see them go away—I do not swear to the men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-59" type="given" value="ABIGAIL"/>ABIGAIL ARNOLD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at the Cannon Street Road Post Office, St. George-in-the-East—on 19th March, between three and half past, Saunders came in, and asked for six penny stamps—he gave me a sovereign—I was giving him 19s. 6d. when he asked for two half penny stamps—he then said, "Did I give you a sovereign; I thought it was a shilling"—then he said, "If you will give me the sovereign back I will give you silver for it"—I gave him the sovereign, and he put down a pound's worth of silver and the sovereign, and said, "I want two £1 postal orders"—he asked me the commission; I said 3d. for the two—I gave him the orders—I did not get back the change for the sovereign—he then left—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the two postal orders I gave him—they are now receipted in the name of H Gay, and were paid the same day at another post office—while Saunders was in the shop another man came in, and spoke to Miss Dodsworth—he did not speak to Saunders—I should not know him again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-60" type="given" value="ALICE ELIZABETH"/>ALICE ELIZABETH DODSWORTH</persName> </hi>. On 19th March, between three and half-past, Saunders came into the office, and another man followed afterwards—no other persons but Abigail Arnold and myself serve in the shop—I believe Beddes to be the second man that came in—he asked me for an article that was in the case; I' showed him several; none of them suited him; he was dissatisfied with all—he then went out while Saunders was being served with the postal orders—they went out almost together—he kept my attention till Saunders was served; he did not buy anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I saw the prisoners at Bow Street Station they were placed with several other men—I am afraid I did not look at them</p>
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<p>very carefully, I was so confused; I looked at them twice, but could not recognise them—afterwards when they were sitting down I saw their side face, and then recognised them when I was calmer—they were then in the dock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-61" type="given" value="RICHARD AUGUST"/>RICHARD AUGUST PALLISTER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the Post Office receiver at Canning Town, about a mile from the Custom House at Victoria Docks—on 19th March, about half-past four, Saunders came into the office and presented these two postal orders for payment—he wrote the name, "H Gay," in my presence—I paid him a sovereign and he left—a woman was in the office while he was there—when she went out Saunders came back and said, "Oh, I thought there was something else I wanted, I will take three stamps—he offered a sovereign in payment; I gave him 19s. 6d. in silver change, and 3d. in coppers—he said, "Oh, did I give you a sovereign; I thought it was a shilling; if you give me the sovereign back I will give you silver for it—I gave him the sovereign; he put his hand in his pocket, not giving up the pound in silver, and brought out a sovereign, a half-sovereign, and 10s. in silver, and said, "I will take two postal orders for £1 each; how much is the commission, and when does the mail go to Australia?"—he was told Friday, but he kept on repeating it—while this was going on another man came in, who I feel pretty confident was Beddes—he said, "This is a wet afternoon, it would wet you to the skin in about an hour"—he said, "I want a registered envelope; I served him with it—he said, "Look sharp, as I want to get up to Stratford"—I gave Saunders the two postal orders in exchange for the sovereign, the half-sovereign, and the 10s. in silver—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the two postal orders—they are now signed G Hay, and bear the stamp of Great Dover Street of the same day—I was done out of the sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not certain about Beddes—since the introduction of postal orders there has been a great demand for registered envelopes
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALICE ROSE NAYLOR</hi>. I am an assistant at Harlesden Green Post Office—on the afternoon of 2nd April, about half-past four, I was on duty there; Saunders came in and asked for sixpennyworth of stamps—he gave me a sovereign in payment—I gave him half a sovereign and 9s. 6d. in silver in change—he seemed surprised; and said, "Did I give you a sovereign?"—I said, "Yes"—he asked me if I wanted change; I said I did not—he then asked if I would mind giving him back the sovereign, and he would give me the silver—he attempted to take the sovereign—I said, "I don't mind"—he then gave me one half-sovereign and 9s. 6d. in silver—I told him there was only 19s. 6d.—he attempted to take the sovereign, but I said, "The silver first, please"—he then began counting it, and while he was counting it Beddes came in and asked for a pencil—I referred him to the other counter—Saunders then took up 2s. from the money, and put down 2s. 6d., so as to make up the pound—Beddes then came forward, seeing Saunders was getting excited, and said, "Oh, it is not two £1 orders that he wants, it is two 10s. orders"—I said to Saunders, "Why did not you say so?"—I have no doubt that Beddes is the second man that came in—I have never had the smallest doubt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave a description to the police on that day—I described the hat and clothes and face of Saunders, and also of Beddes—I was not quite certain whether the second man had whiskers or mous
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<p>I am not able to say now—when I picked Beddes out at the Police-station I just glanced at the other men—I could not say whether any of them had whiskers or moustache—one of them had bad eyes—the men at the office had their hats on—I am not quite sure whether the men at the Station had their hats on—I did not see Beddes at the station with his hat on—I said he had dark clothes and a hard felt hat, but I am not certain about that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The police did not interfere—I pointed out the prisoner at once—I noticed his eyes most of all—I recognised him by the expression of his face, his eyes, and the marks across his forehead—he had scarcely any eyebrows—I have no doubt whatever of his identity.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-62" type="given" value="CHRISTINA"/>CHRISTINA STEVENSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at the Custom House Station, Victoria Dock Post Office—on 19th March, about half-past four, Saunders came into the office and asked for sixpennyworth of stamps—he tendered a sovereign; I gave him change—he said, "Did I give you a sovereign?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "I thought it was a shilling"—he asked if I would give him the sovereign back as he did not want so much silver—he put down the sovereign on the counter with the silver, and asked for two postal orders for a pound, and asked how much was the commission—I said I wanted another pound—he took no notice of my request; he still asked for the orders and how much was the commission—I picked up the pound's worth of change, and gave him two orders for 10s.—whilst this was going on another man came in, and came to my counter, and asked for two stamps—I cannot recognise that man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman P R</hi> 35) I was with Dallrey on the days between 16th March and 6th April—I saw the two prisoners go off in a pony-trap every day, and come back in the evening—I reported the matter to my inspector, and was instructed to keep observation—about half-past nine in the morning of 5th April I arrested Beddes—I told him I should take him into custody for ringing the changes in the suburbs, at the post offices—he said "All right, I never rung the changes, I will go quiet, don't handle me"—on the way to the station he said, "I shan't go any further unless you tell me the precise charge"—I then took hold or him by the arm, and he walked quietly to Rodney Road station—at the station he was placed with others, and was identified by Miss Naylor at once—at the station he said, "What are you detaining me here for?"—I said, "That young lady from Harlesden has identified you as one of the men who attempted to ring the changes"—he said "What, because I entered the shop and bought a pencil while he was there?" pointing to Saunders—he said, "I often buy pencils, because I keep dropping them in my business"—on Monday, 8th April, I searched the house, 10, Kempshire Road, and there found a blank registered, envelope.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> His words were, "Because I entered the shop and bought a pencil, "not" because
<hi rend="italic">it is said</hi> I did so"—Saunders was there at the time—it is quite possible that Saunders might have told him that the young lady said that—they had been detained there about an hour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-64" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SAUNDERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner</hi>) I have pleaded guilty to this charge—I came to know the prisoner by buying my stock of him, brooms and brushes; he is a brush and broom dealer and maker—I have heard the evidence of the police as to my being with him occasionally from</p>
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<p>16th March to 5th April—I can explain it; I went to buy my stuff of a morning with my pony and cart to his house, and bought my stuff, and we always used to go to a public-house to have a drink, from there I used to give him a ride to Kent Street, where he used to buy his stuff, and occasionally I was with him of a night, but he was never with me in the pony-cart in the daytime—he was never engaged in this business of ringing the changes, he was never with me—I had an opportunity of telling him at Bow Street what the young lady said about his buying a pencil; I did tell him—he was never with me on any of these occasions—I used to see him of an evening to tell him what I should want in the morning, and to have a drink—he would sometimes get into the cart and have a drive—I have been in trouble before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was at the police-station at Bow Street that I told him about the pencil—I am quite sure of that—I did not say anything about it at Rodney Road Station; I am quite sure about that—I was engaged in ringing the changes on 16th and 19th March and 2nd April; that was my business at that time—I had to serve some customers before I went to these shops—I did not pick up Beddes in the trap on 15th March; I began on the 16th, and it ended on the 5th April—I bought the pony and cart in March—it was another man who was with me on all these occasions—he was a brush and comb dealer—he had not got weak eyes—he was not the least like Beddes—nobody could mistake him for Beddes; he is a short, stout man, pitted with the small-pox—it was he that went with me to Miss Naylor's and the other places, always the same man—I can't say where he is now, he might be in New York for what I know—I last saw him about the 1st April—it might have been; I can't say—I saw him, I say, after we were at Miss Naylor's—I did not ring the changes with him that day, he got no share in this; I had the lot—I don't know where he is now—I have pleaded guilty to all these charges, and to a previous conviction at the Surrey Sessions, for stealing jewellery, value £70, from a dwelling-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The persons that go out ringing the changes carry on an ostensible trade—I took the brushes and broom as a blind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It was not Beddes who went with me—the other man went with me in the pony-cart—I took Beddes up in the cart of a morning on all the days that have been mentioned; he was not in the cart above ten minutes or a quarter of an hour every morning, to have a drink.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">called in reply</hi>) The first identification of Beddes by Miss Naylor took place in the reserve-room of Rodney Road Station—it was in an accommodation cell in Rodney Road Station that Beddes spoke about the pencil—they were at Bow Street the next morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>. I have a note in my pocket-book about this; it does not show that it took place at Rodney Road Station; I swear it did take place there.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">H. C. RICHARDS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-69" type="given" value="DELILAH"/>DELILAH COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a married woman, I and my husband keep the Post-office at East Barnet—on 1st October a man (not the prisoner) came in for 5s. worth of postage stamps—he gave me half a sovereign—I had not sufficient change, and went into my back parlour to get silver, after locking the shop drawer—I opened my cupboard, and took the cash-box out of the drawer; I heard a rustling of paper in the shop—I looked through the glass door, and saw the prisoner in my shop, emptying my counter drawer into a black bag which he had—the counter drawer contained postal orders of the value of £40, and stamps, the property of the Postmaster-General—I did not see the first man then—I came towards the shop; the prisoner met me as I came into it—he clutched me by the throat tightly, pushing me back to the table where my cash-box was standing in the inner room—he lifted the tray containing £42 18s., belonging to the Postmaster-General, and £19, my own private money, from the cash-box, and put it into the bag—I was struggling with him at this time; he continued to hold me with his left hand, and prevented my calling out—I repossessed myself of the postal orders he had' then from the drawer—just then I heard my sister's step coming up the stairs—the prisoner then beat me violently about the head, face, neck and hands, with some instrument; I don't know what—I became insensible—when I came to I found the man was gone, and my sister was standing by my side—one of the postal orders was bespattered with my blood—as soon as the prisoner came towards me I recognised him as a man I had seen about two years previously, when he called to inspect the water tank—I asked him if he came from the Barnet Company—he said no, he came from the London District Water Co—my sister, Miss Crick, was present on that occasion, and saw him—I did not hear anything of the Water Company afterwards—in October, sixteen days after the robbery, some persons were brought to me for the purpose of identification—the prisoner was not one of them, and I did not identify anyone—on 12th April I was taken to Bow Street, and I picked the prisoner out from others as soon as I could speak—as soon as I had sufficiently recovered from the effects of my injuries, I gave a description to the police of my assailant—I was for a considerable time under the doctor's hands; he is still attending me—I got much worse after the first fortnight—I am still suffering—I am lame, which I was not before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was ill when I gave the description, but not so ill as I was afterwards—I was suffering greatly then—the man had whiskers about one-eighth of an inch long, bristles—I said something about it—I was not certain about a moustache—I described his hat and clothes—his hat was a hard felt one—I saw no other man among those he was placed with who resembled the prisoner; I looked carefully—the gaoler and detective were present.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The description I gave of the prisoner was: age, 35; height, 5 ft 10 in; hair and slight side whiskers, dark; weak eyes; no eyelashes; dress, dark suit; hard felt hat; carried a black bag.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-70" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH CRICK</persName> </hi>. I am the last witness's sister—in October last I was living with her at the Post-office, New Barnet—on 1st October I was going up from the basement of the house—I heard a noise, and when I got upstairs I found my sister lying in the doorway between the sitting-room and shop on the floor, unconscious—she remained unconscious twenty minutes—the glass panel of the door was broken—no one but my</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave a description of the man two years ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There were robberies just at that time in our immediate neighbourhood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM ANDREW"/>WILLIAM ANDREW FOX</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner, practising at New Barnet—I was called to Mrs. Cook, who I found recovering from a fainting condition—she had been very badly used—she was lying in a chair, and looked like one recovering from a faint or a fit—her nose was swollen, and she had injuries to the back of her head, apparently caused by some heavy instrument—there was a wound on the side of her face, and her wrists were contused, and there were contusions and swelling on the throat, such as I should expect to find on the throat of someone seized by an assailant—two days afterwards her eye became black—I have attended her ever since—she is suffering from spinal mischief, contusion to the brain and spine; the lameness is the result of the injury—I should hope she would be restored to health again; I do not think she will be well for another four months—she has improved of late to some extent.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant Y</hi> 30) I am stationed at Barnet—on 1st October, in consequence of information, I went to Barnet Post-office, and saw Mrs. Cook, who gave me this description of the man who had assaulted her—when the prisoner was arrested at Bow Street she was taken to see him—I examined the shop—the top of the counter had been prized up by some instrument, a chisel or
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, I think, placed between the edge of the drawer and the under-side of the counter, so that the drawer could be opened without unlocking it; the glass panel was broken, and a quantity of envelopes were there on the floor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-73" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP BICK</persName> </hi>. I am a police officer attached to the General Post Office—in consequence of instructions I went to East Barnet on 1st October—I saw Mrs. Cook, who gave me particulars—afterwards, when the prisoner was arrested on 5th April, I made arrangements for her to come up and identify him—in consequence of the description she gave, he was placed among others and identified
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">other indictments for stealing Post Office orders, and to a conviction of felony in April</hi>, 1888</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-436-18890506 t18890506-436-punishment-5"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude each The sentence on the former indictment</rs> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 736)
<hi rend="italic">should be</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">months' each.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 7, 1889</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890506-439-offence-1 t18890506-name-79"/>Francis John Litton</persName> a letter, demanding money with menaces.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRISPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-80" type="given" value="FRANCIS JOHN"/>FRANCIS JOHN LITTON</persName> </hi>. I am a meat salesman, of the Central Meat Market, trading as Litton and Co—I live at 7, Highbury Crescent West—the prisoner entered my service in October, 1888, and on 30th March I gave him a week's notice to leave—he had access to my books—on April 1st, after I went home he called at my house, and said that he had papers in his possession belonging to me—I asked him what papers—he said they were extracts from the firm's books—I said, "What books?"—he said, "The meat books"—those were kept in my cypher, and contained the names of the senders and prices—he said that they would be cheap to me at £25—I said, "In the event of my not giving you £25, what do you intend to do?"—he said that he had certain parties ready to receive them, and he should advise—I then interrupted him, and said, "There is the door"—he came to business as usual next day, and I saw him in the presence of Horncastle, one of my clerks, and asked him if he had the papers—he said no, he did not carry such papers for fear of losing them, and that might be inconvenient—I ordered him to go to his work, and went to my solicitors, and acting on their advice I discharged him there and then—on April 3rd I received this letter in his writing (
<hi rend="italic">This stated</hi>: "If I have not received from you by five o'clock to-morrow evening a cheque for the amount mentioned last night, the letters containing the extracts, etc, shall be forwarded to the different senders whom they concern You know that every step I take is perfectly legal; the papers I now offer you for the last time shall, in another twenty-four hours, prove you guilty of a long-continued system of fraud "
<hi rend="italic">Signed</hi>, R Ayton) I went to my solicitor about it, and on April 8th the prisoner came to my place of business with a friend, and said, "MR. Litton, it is quite time this matter is settled"—I ordered him to leave my premises, and my friend said, "You had better send for a policeman"—I referred him to my solicitor, and he came next morning for the name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> Horncastle was not there when you left on the day you came to my house; you said you wanted to speak to me about a private matter, but wanted to see a friend first; I thought it related to another situation which you were going to get, and said that if the matter was important I was willing to see you at my private house, and I granted you an interview.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-81" type="given" value="FREDERICK BOND"/>FREDERICK BOND HORNCASTLE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Litton and Co—I was present on 22nd April, when Mr. Litton asked the prisoner whether he had the papers on him—he said no, he did not carry them about with him in case they should be lost, which would prove inconvenient—MR. Litton ordered him upstairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was present the whole time while you were downstairs, but heard no threats—I said before the magistrate that before</p>
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<p>Mr. Litton came in you said that you had certain papers in your possession; that was a mistake.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I said "The accused did not say, 'I have certain papers"; I was confused; I corrected myself directly afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-82" type="given" value="JOHN FREDERICK"/>JOHN FREDERICK EDELL I</persName> </hi> am one of the firm of Edell and Powell, solicitors, of 4, Cheapside—MR. Litton called on me in April, and on April 9th the prisoner came and said, "I have come from Messrs Litton and Co"—I said, "I suppose with reference to the extracts from the ledger we have been consulted with reference to your letters of the 2nd instant, and as to your call on Mr. Litton at his private residence; you wrote this letter of 2nd April?"—he said, "I did"—I said, "I understand you want £25 for these extracts"—he said, "Yes, "and then said, "No, I won't give them up"—I said, "You mean without a consideration?"—he said, "Yes"—I read the 44th section of the Larceny Act to him, and he said he did not think it applied—I said, "I shall advise Mr. Litton not to give you a halfpenny"—as he was leaving he said, "I am being advised by a friend in this matter, and I have every confidence in his advice"—he then left—he came again next day in consequence of a telegram, and was given in custody—Mr. Litton was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I read the Act you did not say, "If that is the case I require no consideration for them; I withdraw it"</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 83) On 10th April I was called to 4, King Street, and Mr. Edell gave the prisoner into my custody; he made no reply—he said at the station, "Idon't deny sending the letter, but I believe I have done wrong in doing so"—I found these papers on him, which appear to be extracts from books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner; in his defence, stated that upon his receiving notice to quit he copied the books by Horncastle's advice, and that Mr. Litton discovered what he was doing, and offered him</hi> £20
<hi rend="italic">for all he had copied; and finding they were not all there, told him to bring them all up to his house that evening; that he did so, and Mr. Litton then began to haggle about the price, and got out of temper, and said he could not pay him that evening, as his wife was at home, and told him to bring them next morning; that Mr. Litton came next day two hours before his usual time, and said, "Do you mean to repeat your threat of last night?</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">to which he replied</hi>,"
<hi rend="italic">I did not threaten you, and do not intend to do so</hi>;"
<hi rend="italic">and Mr. Litton told him to go on with his work, and went out to consult his solicitor, and Horncastle advised him to write a good strong letter, which he did; that when Mr. Edell read the Act to him he at once withdrew all demand for money for the papers; that the offer of £</hi>,25
<hi rend="italic">for them originated with Mr. Litton, not with him, and that he had been educated in so much villany and swindling in the office for six months that this crime appeared as nothing.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Mr. Litton then stated that there was not the slightest truth in the Prisoner's statements</hi>)—
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<hi rend="italic">The other three prisoners stated that they were guilty, upon which the Jury found a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK CAREY</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-440-18890506 t18890506-440-punishment-9"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour each</rs> </hi>;</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18890506-440-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES JAMESON</hi> (18)</persName> and
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<interp inst="t18890506-441-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>, Unlawfully attempting to break and enter the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890506-441-offence-1 t18890506-name-92"/>Morris Jacobs</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GORESEND</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Morris Jacobs, a pawnbroker, of 52, Liverpool Road, Islington—on the night of 17th April I fastened the shop securely, and on the morning of the 18th a constable called me up to replace the shutter, which had been wrenched down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> There was a mark on the right-hand shoulder of the shutter, which fitted a screwdriver produced.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-94" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT MASON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi> 38) On 17th April about 1. 30 I was on duty in Liverpool Road, and saw the prisoner Smith with the shutter in his hand, and Jameson holding the shutter bar on the opposite side to me—I went across the road—Smith walked to the right, and I took him—he said, "You are wrong, old chap"—I took him to the house, and found this tool in his coat pocket, which corresponds with an impression on the shutter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOYCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 294) I saw Smith with the shutter in his hand, and Jameson holding the bar—I crossed the road with the sergeant, took Jameson, and said, "What are you doing with that shutter?"—he said, "Nothing, you have made a mistake this time"—they were taken to the station and charged—they made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jameson presented a written defence, stating that they saw the shutter lying down, and were going to pick it up when they were taken.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-98" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WINGROVE</persName> </hi>. I am timekeeper to Mr. Fortescue, a contractor, who was doing work in March in Brady Street, Mile End Road, and the prisoner was employed in carting away rubbish—whenever a load of rubbish was carted away I signed a separate ticket, and gave it to the carman—the tickets were dated—he employed three carmen, Smith, Pulbrook, and Crittler—these tickets (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) were brought to me on 22nd March—they represent twenty-seven loads—sixteen of them are signed by me, the other eleven are not, nor did I give them to anybody—they are larger than my tickets, and they do not correspond with my numbers—I never had the book with these numbers in it—here are forty-three tickets for the week ending 29th March, twenty-two of which are genuine and twenty-one are not—I never gave them out; they came from the same book as the others—all the tickets I used that week were numbered 23,000 or upwards—the prisoner's carmen took out sixteen loads the week ending March 22nd, which correspond with the tickets, and twenty-two for the week ending 29th March—I enter them as the loads go out—the prisoner came there once, and took a load away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The practice was for the carmen to report to the prisoner or his wife, or whoever took the management, how many loads were taken out—he was dependent upon them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know what the carmen do with the tickets, or what the prisoner was doing with this rubbish.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-99" type="given" value="ALBERT EDWARD"/>ALBERT EDWARD UNDERWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's clerk—it is part of my duty to receive the tickets, which are brought in on Fridays by the carmen, for the rubbish they have carted away—on Friday, March</p>
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<p>22nd, I found these tickets (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) under the door, and next day Mrs. Madge came for the cheque represented by them, and I handed her a cheque for £2 odd; she signed this receipt—this account was delivered with the tickets; it is for £2 9s. 3d., and purports to be an account of the money owing to Madge by my master for carting twenty-seven loads this "hire of cart" means that Madge had not enough carts, and we let him have one, and deducted the amount—on Friday, March 29, Mrs. Madge brought me these two bundles of tickets marked "F and G"—Mr. Fortescue and I had then been examining and inquiring into the previous transaction—Mrs. Madge came again on the Saturday, and I had the cheque drawn out, but it was not paid because Mr. Fortescue was not there, and I knew that he did not mean paying—these fictitious cheques are from a book we were using eighteen months ago—the prisoner was not in the service then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was the practice to leave the tickets one day, and come for the money the next—I had seen Mrs. Madge there on previous occasions; she brought the tickets, but Mr. Madge usually came for the money—she would know that the tickets were left there to be checked—the account for that Friday showed forty-three loads—when she came on Saturday she said, "Have you found my tickets under the door?"—I said, "I don't recollect," and I opened the door and found this account—I did not notice that it was made out, "Debtor to Mrs. Madge," but my attention was called to it at the Police-court—I have seen her write; it is in the same writing as the receipt, which is signed, "Mrs. Madge"—I do not know whether her name is Emma—the cheque is payable to E Madge—I should say that the endorsement is in the same writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Madge was the person with whom I had done business previously—the carmen generally send their wives with the tickets and then come for the money—the second account looks as if it was made out to Mr. Madge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-100" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>NATHANIEL FORTESCUE</persName> </hi>. I am a builder and contractor, of Hackney—in March last I was doing work at Brady Street, Mile End Road—I employed the prisoner to cart away rubbish at 2s. 3d. a load—he has worked for me several years on and off—I did not know Mr. Madge—I paid for the carting on the production of tickets signed by him—on March 23rd I signed this cheque for £2 9s. 9d. to pay Madge on the faith of the twenty-seven tickets being genuine, and of the prisoner having carted away twenty-seven loads—I afterwards examined the tickets with my clerk Underwood, who called my attention to the tickets not being the right numbers, and that it was not Wingrove's writing on them—the book from which the forged tickets were taken has not been in use for eighteen months or two years—I put the matter in the hands of the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I paid the prisoner's wife latterly more than in years gone by—I said before the Magistrate, "I believe he does not write, he has to make a mark, and his wife does all the business;" but I believe that was a mistake, because I have turned up a quantity of bills signed by himself—his wife usually made out his bills—I believe the endorsement on this cheque to be hers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not mean that his wife carries on the business; she makes out the accounts—I had not noticed that this account was made</p>
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<p>out by her; I know the prisoner drives a horse and cart, and fetched some of the rubbish away himself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-101" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FULBROOKE</persName> </hi>. I was a carman in the prisoner's service in March, and called for some rubbish for him from Brady Street—I got a ticket from George Wingrove for each load; I put them in my pocket, and gave them over to George Pritlove—I gave him no tickets but those I received from Wingrove.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-102" type="given" value="AMOS"/>AMOS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I was in the prisoner's service in March, carting rubbish from Brady Street—when I carted a load, I got a ticket from George Wingrove, which I put in my pocket and gave to George Pritlove—I gave Pritlove no tickets but those I received from Wingrove.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-103" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PRITLOVE</persName> </hi>. I am in the prisoner's employment—I carted four loads from Brady Street, and got tickets from George Wingrove—I also received all the tickets which the other carmen had for the week, and gave them to the prisoner as he laid in bed on Friday morning—I don't know what became of them afterwards—I never handed him any which I had not received from the carmen or from Wingrove—I was with him when he was taken in custody on Saturday, March 30th, and I handed him tickets the day before at 7. 30 a. m.—he was in bed about nine days—he was in bed on the Friday before, when I handed him the tickets about 9 a. m.; he was awake, and I said, "There are the tickets, sir".</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had some medicine by his side—he was ill about nine days before he was taken in custody—I do not pay any attention to the kind of tickets given to me—I believe he pays the carmen 3s. 6d. a day, and a day is four loads—I was charged before the Magistrate with assisting in this fraud—I was taken with Madge, and the Magistrate discharged me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I shot my four loads at Homerton, without consulting my master at all—he leaves it to me to shoot where I can.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant J</hi>) On 30th March, at 2 p. m., I took the prisoner on a warrant, which I read to him; he said, "This is a nice thing, obtaining money by fraud"—I said, "By forged tickets representing work to be done which has not been done, and receiving payment for the same"—he said, "I sent the old woman for the money last Saturday, and she has gone again to-day; all the tickets I have sent in I have done the work for; Big George, my foreman, looks after the tickets; I have been laid up and have not been at work for a fortnight"—while searching his kitchen, he said, "I don't make the tickets out myself, my old woman do according as I tell her"—I said, "What was your motive for sending your wife to Mr. Fortescue to-day?"—he said, "I had no particular reason"—he was up and about; I arrested him in Bethnal Green Road in one of his carts—I took him to the station; he made no reply to the charge—it was on the statement about Big George that I arrested Pritlove—no evidence was offered against him, and the Magistrate discharged him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is a note I made at the time—I did not make a note at the time of the conversation in the kitchen; I did after I was reminded of it—I made it between the Monday and the remand, and gave it in evidence—I cannot remember ever doing so before—the prisoner said, "I do not make out the
<hi rend="italic">tickets</hi> myself"—not the
<hi rend="italic">bills</hi>—I may have said before the Magistrate, "Idon't make out the
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<p>"bills" and not "tickets"—the prisoner did not say "The man gave the tickets to my mistress, and she makes the bills out."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I took him on Saturday, the 30th; he was taken before the Magistrate on the Monday; the information was read, and a remand was granted—I did not give evidence—on the first hearing I gave evidence of the actual arrest, and was afterwards recalled to prove what took place in the kitchen.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th, and Thursday, May</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 8
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<p>ran away—I had not time to catch him—he was dressed in a dark suit, similar to that he has now—nothing was said about his coat at the Police-court—Goddard, the other constable with me, also tried to catch the man—I have been almost five years in the force—we did not know when we took the prisoners where the prosecutor resided—inquiries were made—the station is about five minutes' walk from the shop—Marshall Street and Broad Street are wide streets—people were about at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Shaylor had dark trousers and a black hard felt hat—he had dark trousers on at the Police-court—when I saw him in bed he had on his night-shirt—his clothes were hanging up beside his bed; they were dark.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 215) On the night of 14th April I was on duty at the corner of Marshall and Broad Streets with Jarvis—I heard a noise in the shop, 28, Broad Street, and saw Shaylor get through the bottom part of a window in Marshall Street—Jarvis rushed forwards, and tried to catch hold of him, but missed his hold; I tried to catch Shaylor as he passed me; I got my hand on his shoulder, and pulled him round with his face towards me, but he got away—I recognised him at the time; I had seen him about the neighbourhood—I did not know where he lived—he was dressed in dark clothes, and a dark felt hat with rather a narrow brim—we got the assistance of another constable, as there were three exits to the house—Jarvis got through the window and arrested Gilby inside the shop—when the shop door was open, I went in and heard Gilby say to Jarvis, "I have done nothing; the other man you have let get away is the man that stole the meat"—I went into the parlour at the back of the shop, and found two pieces of meat lying on the window-sill of the parlour window in Marshall Street, through which we saw Shaylor get—I did not see Shaylor carrying anything—I took Gilby and the meat to the station—I afterwards went with Sergeant Chance and Jarvis to 20, Portland Street—in the front kitchen we saw Shaylor in bed—I at once recognised him as the man—he was told he would be taken into custody for being concerned with Gilby in custody in breaking and entering the shop, 28, Broad Street—he said, "I know nothing about it; I was at home and in bed at the time"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. It was close on 3 a m—he lives there with his father, I believe—the two pieces of meat, weighing 54 lb, were lying on the window-sill, not tied up in anything—I told the Magistrate he was wearing the same trousers at the Police-court as when he jumped out of the window; I had no doubt about the trousers—he had a round black felt hat with rather a narrow brim—after we took Gilby to the station, which is five or six minutes' walk from the shop, I went back to the shop, and Mr. and Mrs. Gedauld were then at the door—that was about half-past twelve—I noticed no one in the street when Shaylor ran away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 10) On morning of 15th April I went with the two last witnesses to 20, Portland Street—I saw Shaylor in bed; he was identified by them—I said, "I shall take you into custody, and you will be charged with breaking and entering a dwelling-house, No 28, Broad Street, and stealing a piece of beef"—he replied, "Idon't know anything about it; I was in bed before eleven o'clock"—I had said nothing to him about the time—20, Portland Street, is five or six minutes' walk from 28, Broad Street, I should think.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-127" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Nag's Head public-house, Foubert's Place, Regent Street—on the night of 14th April, about half-past 10, the two prisoners were in the same bar, drinking together—a lot of other customers were there—I did not see the prisoners speaking together—I was too busy to notice who left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate, "They left about 10 30; I did not see them leave the house, but I missed them about that time"—I have seen the prisoners in the bar before—they were simply there with a great number of people drinking—I missed them between half-past 10 and a quarter to 11—our house is about a stone's throw from Broad Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate Gilby says</hi>: "I had been drinking, I do not know why I was there "
<hi rend="italic">Shaylor says</hi>: "I was not there, I had been drinking; I call my father"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Shaylor.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-128" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SHAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's father—I live at 20, Portland Street, and am a brass chaser—my son lives with me—a little after 3 on the morning of 15th April the police came to arrest him—I and my wife were in bed—he had come in at 5 minutes past 11, and gone to bed, and the next I heard was when the police came and knocked at the door—he is in employment at a fish bar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see him come in, he knocked at my door and I said, "Who is there?" and he said, "It is me, father"—he always comes and tells me when he comes in—I do not always wait up for him, sometimes he comes in very late—he sleeps in the kitchen—I always notice the time he comes in, I have a clock upstairs; there is no dock in the kitchen—he knocked at my door as he passed it—I sleep on the ground floor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gilby's Defence.</hi> After we left the public house I was just on drunk, and we saw the window open, and we both got inside, and I laid down on the floor; I was drunk, and that is all I know of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>) Gilby was not drunk—I went to Shaylor's house from my previous knowledge of him, and considering that the person I saw jump from the window was like him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on 7th January</hi>, 1889—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 9
<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 Rowe.</hi> I was not lying on my back in the public-house, nor did you take hold of one of my arms, and the potman the other—I did not fall down—I did not lean up against a post—I had had a little drop, but if I had not been molested I should have got home all right—I was charged before the Magistrate, and let off—I remember your snatching my watch.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 71) On 8th April I was on duty in plain clothes in Farringdon Road, and saw the three prisoners and another man—I heard Rowe say, "It is all right; he has got a watch," and saw him snatch Maley's watch-chain, and immediately afterwards put him on his face, and knock him into the road—I caught Rowe—he said, "I have not got the watch; the man running up there has got it"—I said, "I am a police officer, and shall take you in custody for being concerned in stealing a watch"—he said, "If you lay your hands on me, I will knock your b——brains out for you"—I seized him, and he struck me on my chest, and put his leg out to try and throw me, but did not—I took him to the station, and when the charge was read over he said, "You will have to pay for this"—Mr. Maley identified him next day—on Tuesday evening, the 16th, I saw Tollervey and Smith in the road, and recognised them; they immediately ran away, and we lost them; but at 6 a.m on the 17th I went to a common lodging-house in Clerkenwell with Chapman, and identified the other two prisoners—on being told that he would be taken in custody, Tollervey said, "This is very nice; you have got one, is not that enough for you?"—Smith said, "What, has he been
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Rowe.</hi> I did not say that you were a well-known thief.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 344) I went with Hand to a lodging-house on Clerkenwell Green and took Smith and Tollervey Tollervey said, "Oh, this is very nice; ain't one enough for you?"—Smith said, "Oh, all right, I suppose he has been and
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate Tollervey says</hi>: "They are telling all falsehoods "
<hi rend="italic">Rowe says</hi>: "When I first met this man he was lying on the flat of his back in Farringdon Road I lifted him up, he was so drunk he fell down again I went in and drank up my beer and came out again, and the constable charged me with stealing the man's watch I said 'You have made a mistake'"</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Rowe's Defence.</hi> We took hold of the man and placed him up against the post, but did not rob him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-143" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK VENNING</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman in the employ of Harrison and Sons, Government printers, of St. Martin's line—it is my duty to send out examination papers when printed—they are brought to me to be counted, and I test the proper quantity, pack them and seal them, and then send them by messenger to the proper department—on 28th March, about 1 o'clock, Herbert fetched me, and I found the defendant in May's Buildings—she said, "Are you Mr. Venning?"—I said, "Yes, I have not the pleasure of knowing you"—she said, "You will know later"—I asked her business; she said, "It is something of great importance and to my advantage; where can we talk privately?"—I said, "I don't know;" she said, "Would you mind coming in a cab with me?"—I said, "I have not much time, as I am only allowed one hour for dinner"—we got into a cab, and I directed the cabman to drive towards my home; she then said, "You work at Harrisons, I believe, in the ware house?"—I said, "Why do you want to know?"—she said, "You will know later on; what work do you do?"—I said, "I help to pack the work up and send it out"—she said, "I have a friend who has a son, and he is left fatherless and merciless in the world; he has been standing for an examination, and this is his last chance; the examination is coming on shortly"—I said, "How did you become acquainted with my name?—she said, "By a young man who works in a printing office"—I asked her name; she refused to tell me—she said the man told her to come to Harrison and Sons and ask for Mr. Venning, he would be the most likely "party to see—I said, "What do you want me to do?"—she said, "I want you to get me a set of Examination papers"—I said, "What is the nature of the papers?"—she said, "The Greek, French, Latin, and Latin prose, and several others, "without naming them—I said, "I don't think I shall be able to assist you"—she said, "I implore you, in the name of the Lord, to assist me"—I said, "The matter wants a little consideration"—she said, "If you will once place those papers in my hands I will place any money in your hands you like to mention, and you will be astonished and delighted—she wanted me to see her before 6 o'clock that day, as</p>
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<p>she was going away by train—I said I should not he able to see her—she said, "Will you write to me?"—I said, "Yes"—I gave her this card, and she wrote, "Mrs. Brown, Miss Watts, 9, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire"—she said, "There is one thing I want you to promise me before you go; I want you to keep this a profound secret between our two selves"—I said, "I will"—she asked me to receive some money before I left her, but I said I could not think of accepting it—she said, "I know what you are made of; it will be all right in the end"—I then left her—she said she would always be a friend to me, and likewise the young man who was going to be examined—I then had my dinner, and went back, and saw Mr. Harrison, the manager—I told him what had taken place, and, acting under his instructions, I wrote this letter to the prisoner (
<hi rend="italic">Asking for a description of the papers she required.</hi>)—that was sent to the address on the card—on the following Monday morning I received this letter at my private address, "Your letter gave me new life; may God reward your kind heart, etc, you have made a friend for life; never fear to trust me as I trust you"—in that was enclosed this document, which is a description of the papers, and these copies of examination papers—I showed them to Mr. Harrison—this is the actual letter I wrote (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that they were now printing papers for the Civil Service Commission, and asking the prisoner to meet him at Charing Cross Station on Saturday, and expressing a hope that she would reward his services.</hi>)—that was written under Mr. Harrison's directions, and it crossed hers, which stated, "I will be tomorrow, Friday, at four or five minutes before four o'clock, waiting with a Hansom's cab opposite your office door"—I went to the spot indicated, and found the defendant in a Hansom's cab—I did not get in—I asked her to drive to Chandos Street, and when she stopped there, an officer took her in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the prisoner first asked me this, I said that it would want consideration—I did not say, "You must not ask me to do that, it would be an improper thing to do"—I acted under my master's directions—the first part of the letter is mine, down to where I ask her to name the papers required—an officer had not been called in then—I knew she required the papers for the Sandhurst examination—she wrote, "What I want are the papers for the further examination for the first military examination at Sandhurst held this year on 26th June, 10 days, 1889," those papers were not printed at that time, we had not even got the drafts—when they leave the machine I count them and seal them up so that none can get away from the office—if the machine man prints a few over they are destroyed—I did not know that the prisoner was referring to her son, but I know it now—if a set of papers were taken away, they must be missed if the others were counted before they were brought back—sometimes too few and sometimes too many are printed, if there are too many we destroy them—it is done with movable type.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If I find too few they would print more—if I was dishonest I could tell the printer there were too few, and he would print more.</p>
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<p>know for what examination they are intended—we had the paper in the house for printing the examination papers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A gentleman in Court told me to-day that we have not even yet received instructions to print the paper for the Sandhurst examination—we have a very large business, and print for the Government and the County of Middlesex and public bodies—blank paper comes in from day to day—special paper is required, which is supplied by the Government for all sorts—we have got a stock of it—I do not know what our stock was at that time—it is impossible to print the exact number, but we take care if too many are printed that they are destroyed—there are a great many bad copies through carelessly putting the paper in—we do not put our name on the examination papers—the public are not supposed to know we print them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We put a series of numbers on them, but I do not understand them—the number of the job is put on by our firm—when the time came for the papers to be printed there would be no obstacle to Venning taking some.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-145" type="given" value="CLARA ANN"/>CLARA ANN WATTS</persName> </hi>. I keep a lodging-house at 9, Imperial Square, Cheltenham—I have known the defendant many years—she called on me, but I am not certain about the date—she said, "I have taken the liberty of having a letter addressed to your care; will you take charge of it?"—I said, "With pleasure"—she said it was simply an answer to an advertisement—about the same day I received a letter addressed, "Mrs. Brown, Miss Watts, 9, Imperial Square, Cheltenham"—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the envelope—she afterwards called for it and I gave it to her—I afterwards received another letter directed in the same way, and delivered it to a man who brought me a letter in Mrs. Champion's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She has been a widow since the beginning of 1885, and has this one son, who is 19—I have known the family 30 years—she has always borne the highest character—she is passionately fond of her son.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>) On 4th April, about 1 30, I saw the defendant in a Hansom's cab in Chandos Street—I said, "You are Mrs. Brown, I believe"—she said, "No; you have made a mistake"—I said, "Anyhow, you are the woman who his been inciting Venning to steal examination papers, and I shall take you to the station"—I did so, and on the road she said, "I do not understand you; I did not incite the man to steal"—at the station I took from her the letter of March 28th—while waiting to go before the Magistrate the same afternoon, she said, "I will tell you how it came about; it was for a boy who has been drawn back, and it was impossible for him to compete unless he had certain papers; I knew it would do the boy good, and would not do harm to anybody else"—I found some papers, and among them these produced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been down to Cheltenham, and ascertained that she bears the character of a highly respectable, honourable woman—her husband was a captain in the army, and this is her only son.</p>
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<p>—this is the form filled up by the candidate—the address is Maldon Court, Cheltenham—he was unsuccessful in procuring a place—it is not the practice for the candidates to see the papers till they are in the room on the morning of the examination—they are allowed to take the papers away—this is the time-table—the candidate's name and number are on it—these are the papers used at that examination—this 600 10 88 212 x is on all of them—Messrs Harrison have to print these papers for the Commission—we send them the draft—they are not printed yet, but they probably will be in a fortnight—candidates can express their intention to be examined up to May 15th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We examine for the Civil Service, Army, and Navy—candidates cannot tell what the papers are for—he had passed the preliminary examination—that is not stiff.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that as there were no such papers in the warehouse as those the defendant applied for, it was an incitement to do that which could not be done—it was like a case of attempting to steal from a pocket which contained nothing; and as to an incitement to steal the paper which would hereafter be used by the printer, it might not have been manufactured at the time, and therefore not in the prosecutor's possession; and further, it was not an offence to induce a person to get a document for the mere purpose of information, it was not the paper which was required, but the information, the document might be sent back, and the inducement must be to steal a specific chattel.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">REG</hi>
<hi rend="italic">V</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GARNEY</hi>, 1 Foster and Finlayson).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that there might be a conspiracy to steal goods which were not in existence, but in this case the paper was in the house, and would be under Venning's control when printed</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the case must go to the Jury The Prisoner received an excellent character</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-150" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR STONE</persName> </hi>. I am a woollen salesman, of Ashmore Road—about 12. 20 a. m. on 30th April I went into a public-house—I saw the prisoner there—I had never seen him before—he took hold of my hand and asked if I would have something to drink—I said I had got no money—he gave me something to drink—I had three sovereigns and some silver—I told him where I lived, and was going home—he said he lived my way—when I got to my gate he put his hand into my left trousers pocket, and took the contents—he was walking away, and I asked him to give it back to me—he refused—I said I should follow him unless he did, and he hit me on my mouth and ran away—the blow loosened several of my teeth and cut my lip—I ran after him, and a constable stopped him—he dropped a sovereign, which I picked up and gave back to him, by the constable's advice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I had had a glass of whisky, which I do not usually take—I did not make a bet with you, and give you a sovereign—I never made a bet in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SPENCER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 196) I saw the prisoner running, and Stone following him—I stopped the prisoner—Stone charged him with robbing him and assaulting him—Stone's lip was bleeding—the prisoner said, "I did not do that"—on the road to the station he offered</p>
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<p>Stone a sovereign—I pulled his hand back and it dropped on the pavement—Stone picked it up—I advised him to return it—the prisoner said, "I will give him a sovereign"—when I was searching him at the station he said, "Keep on"—I did keep on, and found three sovereigns, and some of Mr. Stone's business cards, who produced 10 or 12 similar cards
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in the Prince of Wales when Stone came in; we had a drink, and he was the worse for it—we then went to the Franklyn, and he said, "I will bet you a sovereign this house takes more than the Prince of Wales"—he gave me the sovereign, and said, "We will meet to-morrow night"—on our way home he wanted the sovereign back—when I was first charged he said he had lost £2 5s., but he altered that when he saw what money was found on me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>), I had £2 paid to me in the morning, and was under the impression that that was all I had got, but I can prove that I had £3 in my possession at 11 30, and I got up early next morning, and told them I had made a mistake, and that I had three sovereigns.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-455-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of larceny at Clerkenwell in November'</hi>, 1880—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-455-18890506 t18890506-455-punishment-19"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 306) On the night of 21st April I was in Queen's Road, Dalston—I saw 30 or 40 people coming towards me—Mr. Cripps said, "These are two men who have been in a house"—the prisoners could hear it—Mr. Smee said he saw two men come out of his house, but he did not know what they had done—I told the prisoners I should detain them—I took them back to 16, Lavender Grove—I examined the door, and found the catch had been forced—there were no marks on the door—I took the prisoners to the station—when I detained Thomas he said, "We did not burst open the door; the door was open "
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners in their statements before the Magistrate, and in their defence, said they went to find Mr. West; that they found the door open; knocked, and then came away.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-456-18890506 t18890506-456-punishment-20"/>Six Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I swear I did not strike you—I came out of prison on the Saturday for knocking about the man who lived with you—I did not kick you in the back as you were trying to get down stairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She came into my house without my leave—this glass is one of mine, it was whole at dinner-time—I occupy the whole of the house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y R</hi> 13) About half-past five on Sunday night, 14th, I was called to 31, Palmerston Road, where I saw the prisoner and prosecutor—he was bleeding very much from the head; he was covered with blood where the wound was; blood was streaming down, and his coat was very much saturated in blood—the prisoner was in the same room—the prosecutor said he wished to charge her with assault—I told her she would be charged with' assault; she said, "I intended to do it" or "Iintended doing it"—I took her to the station—after the charge was taken she said she had been assaulted by the prosecutor—I should think she had been drinking, but she was not drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Divisional Surgeon of Police</hi>) I was called to Holloway Police-station, about six o'clock, on this Sunday afternoon—I saw the prosecutor; he was bleeding freely from an incised wound, cut with something sharp, on the left side of the face level with the top of the ear—he seemed to have lost a great deal of blood—I stitched up and dressed the wound—a branch of the temporal artery had been severed—in my opinion this glass might have caused the wound—it has not completely healed—there is no apprehension of any danger now—the prisoner was suffering from a lacerated wound on the left eyebrow, and a contusion on the back of the head, and a small wound, about one quarter of an inch long—falling down six steps might have caused all those injuries.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in her statement before the Magistrate, and in her defence, said she went upstairs with the prosecutor's permission, that he followed her up and hit her; that she was coming downstairs when he kicked her and she fell; that she called for water, and said she would lock the prosecutor up; that he then hit her; and that she having the glass in her hand hit him back; and she denied any intention to do him bodily harm.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 416) I was on duty near the North-East Passage on the early morning of 30th April—I heard a noise of struggling up the passage—I ran up quickly, and saw Hassell on the ground, and the two prisoners on the top of him—I caught them both from behind—I saw Buckley draw his hand from the prosecutor's right hand trousers pocket—Cokeley's hand was entangled in the prosecutor's waistcoat—both prisoners struggled very violently—I asked Jenkins to blow my whistle—Rough came to my assistance—we had great difficulty in taking the prisoners—they were surrounded by thieves; it is a very bad and rough place—I held one in each hand—money was rolling about the ground—afterwards 10s. in silver and 2d. in bronze was found in the prosecutor's waistcoat at the station—a woman named Donovan was there—Buckley, seeing her following, said, "I will do for you if you come to the station"—she shouted, "Iwill"—he kicked her violently in the lower part of the body—she went to the station, and preferred a charge against him of assault, but did not afterwards appear—Rough was holding Buckley at the time—I found 1s. 6d. in silver, 8d. bronze, a key, and a knife in Buckley's inside coat pocket; and 3d. bronze, and a memorandum book on Cokeley—I should say the pocket of this waistcoat had been cut.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 470) I heard a whistle blown in North East Passage on the early morning of 30th April—I ran up and saw Cole with the two prisoners, who were struggling very violently—a great number of other persons were there—he handed Buckley over to me—Buckley kicked Donovan, and said, "I will do for you when I come out "
<hi rend="italic">Buckley in his defence said he saw the prosecutor drunk, and set upon by two or three men, and that he ran up to see what it was, and was taken into custody.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cokeley said he heard money drop, and went to pick it up when the constable took him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BUCKLEY</hi>**†
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-458-18890506 t18890506-458-punishment-23"/>Twenty Strokes with a birch rod each</rs> The Court and Jury commended Cole's conduct.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 13,
<hi rend="italic">Azonby Square, Peckham, and said he was in formed by Mr. Thompson that Mr. Armand would be at home at eleven o'clock on Thursday morning; that he had commissioned Mr. Thompson's son to bring him the overcoat; that Mr. Thompson was a silk merchant in India, Madras Presidency; that the coat must be sent to-morrow, as he was going into the country for a few days; and that there would be no difficulty in cashing the cheque at the London agents of the bank</hi>)—he also gave me this cheque, payable to William Sinclair or order, £15 (180 rupees), signed A E Sinclair, and endorsed William Sinclair—he asked me to give him the coat, and he would return it—the coat was lined with fur, and was of the value of about sixty guineas—I handed him the coat on the faith of this cheque—he said he came from some gentlemen—he took the coat away—I should not have given it to him if I had not thought the cheque was a good one—I took the cheque to the Agra Bank, Lombard Street—they refused to pay it—I have made inquiries about the man who was I supposed to sign A E Sinclair; I have found no such person—I had advertised the coat in the
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I swear you are the person who called at my house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant P</hi>) I saw the prisoner at Hammer smith Police-court, and read the charge to him—Mr. Armand charged him with obtaining a coat by means of a fictitious cheque—he said, "I know nothing of it"—I made inquiries at 13, Azonby Square, Peckham; no such person as Sinclair is known there—the prosecutor identified the" prisoner from several other persons at the Police-court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by Prisoner</hi>) The inspector did not point you out to me before I came into the room—he did not point you out, nor describe your dress to me—I identified you by your face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I said you had better go away as quick as you could—you could have gone away then—after that you took me and my employer down to a public-house, where you said the man was that employed you—not finding him, you were quite willing to go to the station to have it cleared up—you could not have lifted one of the cases by yourself—they were standing at the top of the steps.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-184" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHELAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 502) On 3rd April the prisoner was given into my custody by the acting inspector at the station—he had been there about forty minutes—after he was charged he said, "I am an innocent man; a man asked me to take the goods to King's Cross"—I have made inquiries; I have not found the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The police have made inquiries about you; we have not found anything wrong—you gave the right address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He is a papermaker by trade.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in a written defence, said he was a stranger in London, and was looking for work when a man with a barrow asked him to take the case.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Port Victor</hi>—on 16th April, at half-past twelve, I was at 17, Limehouse Causeway with the prisoner and prosecutor, and eight others—the prosecutor became noisy; we all told him to be quiet—the prisoner told him to keep quiet—Kato said he was quiet—the prisoner said if he was not quiet he would make him be so—Kato said, "Do what you like, and try me; you do not frighten me"—then the prisoner struck Kato on the head—I took Kato out of the room; he wanted to go against the prisoner; I would not let him—after about five minutes Kato came back with a lamp-glass, and struck the prisoner on the back of the neck—blood came—I brought Kato away, and put him in another room—after that the prisoner brought a knife about two and a half inches long out of his pocket, wrapped this piece of rag round it, went into the room where Kato was lying, and stuck the knife into his neck—I did not think at the time he had stuck it into him, I could only see the handle in his hand; I could not see the blade; afterwards I found Kato bleeding—after a quarter of an hour I took him to the hospital—after the prisoner struck him he went across the room—he was arrested by the police in about half an hour—I had been to the hospital, and had not seen the prisoner during that half hour—I don't know what became of the knife—he stabbed Kato once.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>) I am a seaman on board the
<hi rend="italic">Port Victor</hi>—I saw Kato strike the prisoner with a lamp-glass—Kato was then led out of the room and put to bed—I endeavoured to prevent the prisoner from going into the next room, but he went in with a knife in his hand; he took it from his pocket—I saw this rag round it—we tried to restrain the prisoner, but he refused to be restrained, and said he would do as he liked—I saw him going in the direction of Kato, but it was dark, and I could not see what he did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-190" type="given" value="SUMARA"/>SUMARA BUMTICHT</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman on board this ship—on 16th April I saw the quarrel—I saw the prisoner holding a knife firmly in his hand—this cloth was wrapped round it—lie ran after Kato with the knife in his hand—we attempted to stop him, he would not be stopped—I did not see what took place in the room.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector K</hi>) On 16th April I received information from Sergeant Price—I went to 17, Limehouse Causeway, and searched the room—I found these two pieces of broken lamp-glass and this piece of rag, which was smothered in blood—the bedclothes were smothered in blood—I could find no knife—the prisoner was arrested about half-past one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-192" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PRICE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant K</hi>) About a quarter to three on the afternoon of the 16th I received information from the police, and I went to 17, Limehouse Causeway, with I so, who pointed out the prisoner to me—he was in the back room, first floor, taking his shirt off—there were wet blood marks on it—I arrested him—I so interpreted for me—I told him I should take him to the station, where he would be charged with attempted murder—I mentioned a knife—he said he knew nothing about it—I searched him; I found no knife on him—afterwards, with the inspector, I searched the room and the back yard; we found no knife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890506-name-193" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK CORNER</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon at the Poplar Hospital—on 16th April</p>
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<p>Kato was brought to the hospital between one and two—he had contusions on his face, laceration of his forehead, an incised wound on his neck—the wound was caused by some sharp-edged instrument; it was completely through the skin—I don't think it could have been caused by this lamp-glass—I should think a sailor's clasp knife would have caused it—it cut his ear, to begin with, and then glanced down—he was at the hospital for ten days—he was in danger then; it was a question as to whether damage was done to his great vessels, as the wound was in the track of the great vessels—he is all right now—I did not see the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I examined the prisoner—he had a cut on his finger and a slight graze at the back of his neck; he was bleeding very slightly; it was not sufficient to call medical aid to him—the blood on his shirt might have been caused by his own finger—a piece of cloth similar to this was wrapped round his finger—he did not seem the worse for drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said he used no knife, and did not know how the prosecutor was injured.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday and Friday, May</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TICKELL</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was not drunk—I had on the same coat as I have now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi> 3) On 18th April I saw the prisoner and another man leave George Street—I saw Johnson at the corner—he made a communication to me, in consequence of which I followed the prisoner and the other man—I caught the prisoner—he said "What have I done?"—as I did not know, I said, "What were you doing to the man in George Street?"—he said, "I have done nothing; I am innocent of it; I suppose you are going to make me suffer because I was there; I see the man, but I did not touch him"—the other man got away in the crowd—I took the prisoner back to the prosecutor, who was lying in a pool of blood unconscious—the prisoner assisted me to lift him up, and said, "Now let me go, I am not the man"—Johnson said, "You are the right man though, I saw you pull him down"—the prisoner said, "I am not the man; I know what I have got about me; I have only got 4s. 1d."—I sent him to the station by another constable, and took the prosecutor there, and he was medically attended—when the prisoner was charged, he said, "I am innocent; I was coming past the street when two men came out, one went under the railway arch, and the other came up and walked along by my side till I went to speak to a woman I knew"—I searched him, and found on him two florins wrapped in this piece of tissue paper, a penny, and a knife—the prosecutors daughter said in the prisoners presence, "That is just like the paper my father would wrap up his money in"—the prisoner said, "Why don't you say it is your father's, I have some more of that paper in my pocket," and he showed me a piece, and I handed it back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You stopped to speak to a woman; when I took you you walked with me—I did not lay a hand on you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>) I could not speak to the money; it was wrapped in paper like this, and about this size—I had no more of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, repeated his statement to the officer, and declared his innocence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at this Court in</hi> 1874
<hi rend="italic">Other convictions were proved against him.—
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