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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</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, June 24th, 1889, and following days.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-3" type="given" value="LEWIS WILLIAM"/>LEWIS WILLIAM CAVE</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-9" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HART</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-10" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Sergeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-11" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES GRAY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK KYNASTON METCALFE</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITEHEAD, MAYOR. NINTH 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, June</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WILLIAM POUND</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-15" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES BRINSMEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of John Brinsmead and Sons, Pianoforte Manufacturers and Timber Merchants—in January this year we had supplied oak to the firm of Henry Pound, Son, and Hutchins, Limited, to the amount of £273 2s. 5d.—it was sold through a Mr. King—between 21st and 28th January we were asked to supply further timber, and I declined doing so unless I received security—before the 28th I saw the defendant, and discussed with him the question of security—he proposed that the Government securities, or the payment for the Government contracts which they held, should be transferred to us, both the accounts that had accrued and those that were accruing—we undertook to supply timber, as the goods were sent in, to those amounts, presuming the Government were to accept the transfer of the debts—I then agreed to supply timber to an equivalent amount, as the goods were delivered to the Government by them so that we were clearly secured—this document, marked A, was given to me by the defendant—this is a statement on the one side of the contracts then current, and of the goods, and on the other side that which had been delivered, the amount being £450—against that I delivered goods to an equivalent amount, or very nearly—on 28th January I wrote this letter to the company: "Gentlemen, in consideration of your assigning to us any contracts due to you from the Government we undertake to supply timber to an equivalent amount, drawing upon you at six months for such purchases"—on the</p>
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<p>same day I wrote this letter to the company—I then entered into this indenture of the 28th, signed by Henry Pound and J. McGregor, described as directors, and also by the secretary, and sealed by the company. (
<hi rend="italic">This was an assignment by Pound and Co. to Brinsmead and Co., of all debts due and accruing from the Secretary of State for War, specified in annexed schedule, amounting to</hi> £5,622 15s. 7d.)—I received letters from time to time, stating that goods had been delivered by the company—relying upon those statements, I supplied timber from time to time—I have made out a statement of account—the total amount of goods supplied amounts to £4,016 15s. 2d., subject to a deduction of £253 7s. 3d. for oak supplied before the contract, leaving a balance of £3,763 7s. 11d., between 31st January and 16th March—on the 2nd January I gave notice to the War Office of the right to receive due monies, which had been assigned to us under the contract, and I received an acknowledgment from the War Office—I received this letter, dated 5th February, from the defendant, giving particulars of two deliveries under the contract, amounting to £348 7s. 6d. and £260—after 28th January we supplied timber amounting to £952 15s. 11d.; bills were drawn with reference to those transactions to that amount—the security given to us at that date was £992, so we had a margin—on the 5th and 11th we supplied goods to the value of £748 15s. 7d.—we received this letter of 11th February, stating that since the last advice there had been a delivery of packing cases, amounting to £239 11s. 4d.—I had supplied goods up to that date within the margin—on the 15th I received this letter, in consequence of which on the 18th I supplied goods to the amount of £274 8s. 11d., and on the 21st to the amount of £485—on 25th I received this letter, and from that date to the 6th March I supplied goods to the amount of £336 9s. 10d.—on 6th March I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">containing particulars of deliveries since last advice amounting to</hi> £554 10s. 7d.), and on 7th March I made a further supply, amounting to £627 2s. 7d.—on 8th March I received this letter containing particulars of deliveries amounting to £576 15s. 5d., and on the 16th I supplied timber to the value of £592 2s. 3d.—the total amount of the advices of goods delivered to the Government was £4,424 18s. 9d.—the value of my delivery under the contract was. £3,763 7s. 11d.—£503 3s. 1d. has been paid us—those amounts have been paid us by the Government for the goods which have been delivered—there is a balance of £3,260 still due to us under the contract—if the goods stated to have been delivered had been delivered we should have been entitled to receive the money—I believe it was not due on delivery, but some time within six months—I believed this timber had been delivered, or I should not have supplied the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was a transaction in which I was to have no risk—I made out all the dock orders myself—the actual delivery would be by the Dock Company against the delivery orders—my first communication with the defendant was through Mr. King—I don't know whether Mr. King is here; I believe not—I knew that the defendant was acting for the company—the first negotiations were carried on by Mr. King; he introduced the transaction, and was acting between us—subsequently it was with the other directors—I do not know where the timber has gone; I believe it has all gone to the company except one portion, the</p>
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<p>£353 for the oak, that was given elsewhere as a security—I say that of my own knowledge—I saw some of the directors from time to time—I ascertained that the Government acknowledged these contracts—I took the bills after the timber had been delivered; they were signed by the directors—they were not for all the goods supplied, but for a large proportion, I think about two-thirds of the amount—the total amount of the bills was £3,597—the defendant did not tell me that his company was in difficulties—there was some remark about the company wanting the contracts financed—I did not say I would make him free of the timber trade in six months—I said I daresay I could manage it for him—if the contracts had been carried out there would have been a margin of about £700—the timber we supplied was to carry out the contract; there was no stipulation to that effect—I understood, of course, that the timber would be used in the contract—the bills I hold are for over £3,000—the goods were not manufactured at Fenchurch Street, but at Deptford—I understood him that he attended at Deptford; he went there with me once—I went to Deptford previous to making this arrangement—I did not go there during the time this was going on, or ever sent anyone there—I had every confidence in Mr. Pound—he asked me particularly not to make any inquiry at the War Office as to the delivery—I have not said that before; I have not been asked—I was not present before the Magistrate when he said he would dismiss the charge—I was in Paris at the time—on the first occasion there was a discussion respecting the matter, but I can't say I understood him to say he was going to dismiss the charge—I believe none of the bills are due yet; the first bill is more than provided for by the actual cash I have got—I applied for process before I knew there was a petition; I heard of it the same afternoon—I applied for a warrant; they gave me a summons—I heard there was a petition against the company and a liquidator appointed—I had no interview with the defendant before applying for the warrant—I saw him the night before I went down to Deptford—I did not go to Deptford to see the state of things—I believe about £800 worth of goods were supplied after that—I have not applied to the War Office for that amount; it is not necessary—I believe I shall get it; I am not sure—the matter is in liquidation—I went to Deptford to see what had become of the timber, and what quantity of goods were ready for delivery—I valued the goods there at about £300 or £400—there was nothing absolutely ready for delivery—I speak of the value simply on my impression on looking at the stock—I went more particularly to see if there was any of my timber there, and I found there was not—that was about three or four days after I had obtained process—I saw no work on the goods at that time—the factory was in work—I found that the whole of the timber I had supplied had been consumed; at all events, it was not there—I did not see a large quantity of goods commenced—there was no question as to the supply of some fittings—I knew that some fittings were wanted to complete the contracts—I find that I am mistaken in saying that nearly the whole amount was drawn for—about £400 was not drawn for; about £1,200 is still undrawn for—for some of the things a different kind of timber would have to be used—I saw the liquidator twice after he was appointed—I desired that the contract with the War Office should be completed; one portion only was completed—I saw Mr. McGregor with the defendant the night before I applied for process—they</p>
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<p>did not then tell me of the petition—I ascertained the same day that no delivery had been made at the War Office of the ammunition boxes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The first negotiation took place through Mr. King—after I first saw the defendant Mr. King did not interfere at all—in every instance the goods I supplied were covered by the statement of the goods delivered to the Government—the fresh supply was always covered by the bills I received; the goods had generally been delivered a week or a fortnight before the bills were drawn—as to the last two deliveries, amounting to £1,200, neither of those amounts has been drawn for, and that has been the condition throughout—after the goods had been passed I drew bills for the amounts—the bills were never given till after the delivery of the goods by us—when they were given they covered the value of the goods, but in the meantime we had delivered other goods—I had a suspicion that the goods had not been delivered to the Government before I had applied for process, and I asked Mr. Pound to explain it—he said it was easily explained, and promised to show me their books—I went, and was simply shown a list of entries corresponding with the amounts given—I said I did not consider that a satisfactory mode of explaining this, that I did not like to suspect him of anything wrong, but to satisfy me he must get his company to go through the whole of the accounts, and give me a statement signed by all the directors that the goods had been delivered—I had a slight suspicion that there had been something wrong with the accounts, nothing further—I afterwards called on him, and he said he had not been able to go with me to the War Office as promised, and show me that the goods had been delivered; he did not appear, and then I went with my solicitor, and found they had not been delivered, then I applied for process—I first went to the offices of the company—I saw McGregor there, not the prisoner—I have not been able to get back any of my timber—I went to Deptford within two or three days of the process, and there was none there; it had all been consumed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-16" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RICHARDS</persName> </hi>. I was foreman in the Contract branch of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich—I know of one contract between Pound and Co., 71071579, dated 13th December, 1888.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. I have nothing to do with entering into the contracts—I was foreman in charge of the Contract Stores; I receive all goods—I know nothing about the contracts themselves; I simply keep a receipt book for receiving the goods—that was the only book I kept; it is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>. It would be my duty to receive goods under this contract—I never received any goods prior to 28th March—I have here the delivery order sent by the company of the goods they had to supply—there are none up to 28th March—forty-six boxes were delivered on 28th March; value, £79 7s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am referring to an extract from the contract—I had four men under me—I kept the book—when I am absent another foreman is appointed to do the duty—I have been foreman since 10th July, 1887—I ceased to be so a month ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-17" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LITTLE</persName> </hi>. I am superintending clerk in the Army Clothing Department, Pimlico—the records of goods delivered under contracts would be under my supervision—clerks keep the records of delivery in my room—I have no knowledge except from documents, an absence of delivery</p>
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<p>orders would be proof that no delivery was made—no deliveries have been made under the contracts 71071690, and 71071691, up to the dates in question; there are no delivery orders for them (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here read an extract from the contract, stating that deliveries were to be made between March</hi>, 1889,
<hi rend="italic">and February</hi>, 1890)—up to March nothing would be deliverable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Brinsmead made no application to me to see the contracts; they would not be in my possession—when deliveries were made, delivery orders would be given to the foreman, who would give them to me to make a record of as against the contract—deliveries have been made during the last month or two—I do not know to what amount.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-18" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY CHANNING"/>JAMES HENRY CHANNING MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Deptford works of this company, and have been for about two years—during that time Mr. Pound has not taken an active part as to work or management there, he has come very seldom indeed—the timber from Messrs. Brinsmead has been used under my supervision—these War Office contracts were commenced at Deptford in January, and were carried on with as much despatch as possible during January, February, and March—I got the number of boxes made approximately from the labour-sheets—as to making the ammunition boxes, the first step is the cutting out and the machine work, grooving, planing, and preparing the stuff for putting together; then they are put together by the carpenters, and the gun metal fittings and zinc linings are put on—about 1,700 are nearly complete out of the 2,046 for which the contract was—putting on the fittings would not mean much work; they are metal—the completion was prevented by the difficulty of obtaining from the country some zinc trays to fit in the zinc linings—it was a long time before we could find out where to get them—we received some about 24th March—they were detained at the station—that was one of the principal causes of delay—there were also gun-metal hinges and hasps—when the petition was filed there was a cask containing 500 sets of those at the railway station awaiting delivery—in consequence of the petition we were prevented from getting them; I have obtained them since; the work was stopped for a time—if there had been no delay in getting the fittings the work would have got on much faster, because I should have put more hands on, but their being stopped there was not the work for the men to do—at the time of the petition I believe about £500 worth of goods had been delivered under the contract of 1888—since then we have delivered 346 ammunition boxes, for which I have the Government receipts—the contract is complete, with the exception of about £1,000 in labour and materials and fittings, and a small portion of timber; £1,000 would cover it—it would take about three weeks or a month to complete the contract by putting these fittings on, and so on—when the petition was filed everything came to an absolute standstill—I was told not to make any further delivery; I had to take my orders from the liquidator.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was this delay about the fittings for the ammunition boxes from the commencement—we first delivered some on 28th March; I should have delivered others the same week—the goods were at Deptford Railway Station, the London and Brighton depot, at the time of stoppage—I don't know how long they had been there—they have</p>
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<p>been delivered since—it was a matter of money—I was unable to pay for them, that was why they were not delivered—the liquidator has since supplied the money for doing the work—£1,000 would have been sufficient to pay for all the contract for the ammunition boxes—I only know of the contract of 1889 for Pimlico—I should think it would take at least another £1,000 to complete the boxes for the Army Clothing Department—we have delivered about 1,000, and we have another 1,000 ready to be delivered—about £3,000 is required to complete the contracts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was not allowed to pay for anything and take it in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-19" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM SIGGERS</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to Henry Pound, Son and Hutchins; the defendant was managing director; he had a large interest in the business, and I know he had advanced large sums of money to the company—he was advancing money to the company up to the time of the liquidation, from time to time—there was an amount of £5,000 to his credit—I am not aware of the reason for which he had advanced it—he has not to my knowledge in his private capacity pledged his credit by signing his name to bills—the bills have been all accepted—I know of work being done for the contracts—the prisoner was daily at the company's office at Fenchurch Street—I believe the day after the presentation of the petition against the company (I am not certain of the date) he called, and went through details of invoices and stock books at the office with me, and expressed his satisfaction that the timber had been sent to the factory—after the liquidator was appointed the management was taken out of our hands; that caused delay in the execution of the work, because we had to obtain permission of the Court through the liquidator before we could obtain anything—we had difficulty in obtaining fittings for things ready to be delivered—I had an interview with the man who sold the things that were lying at the station—I communicated with the liquidator about it—I have not been to Deptford—I do not know what amount is due from the War Office on goods that have been delivered since the liquidation; they are not charged in our books until we receive notice from the department that they are passed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by Jury on account of the hard and striving manner in which he tried to uphold his business, and believing that he had no intent to defraud.</hi> </rs>
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<p>morning—I knew the prisoners before—neither of them had any business about the yard of the Lamb Hotel.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cleasby.</hi> You have never been employed in the yard.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cleasby in his defence said he was employed by the night watchman at the hotel, and that when he had nothing to do he slept in the corn-bin, and he denied all knowledge of the matter.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I swear to you; the inspector did not call my attention to you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My husband was sitting in the shop parlour; I do not think he saw the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">smoke</hi>—my wife tried it in the tester and told him it was bad; he immediately put down one penny, and called for a penny
<hi rend="italic">smoke</hi>—I went into the shop and asked the prisoner where he got the coin; he said he did not know—I gave him in custody with the coin.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman P</hi> 237). Mr. Bailey gave the prisoner into my custody for passing this bad florin; he said, "Let me go this time, as I have a mother to help to keep"—I said, "Where did you get it?"—he said, "I don't know"—I searched him at the station, and found a tobacco-pouch and a silver pencil-case; I asked him where he got the pouch; he said he gave 2d. for it to a man going up for the Militia—he gave his address 35, Cowper Street—I found that his mother lives there—he then gave his address 27, Munday Street, Hoxton; I found that he lived there—I received these two florins from Mrs. Smith and Mr. Bailey—Mr. Smith's is about half a mile from Mr. Bailey's—I took the pouch to Mr. Smith, and showed it to him—this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to H. M. Mint—these coins are both bad and from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-51" type="given" value="VIOLET"/>VIOLET PARSONS</persName> </hi>. I am nine years old, and live with my parents at 5, Pancras Street, and have been in the habit of going to Mr. Wheatley's shop—on 28th May, about seven o'clock, the prisoner called me and said, "You go and get me twopenny worth of envelopes and writing paper"—I said, "Where I get the
<hi rend="italic">Echo?</hi>"—he said, "Yes"—he gave me a half-crown, and said he would give me one penny when I came back—he dropped the half-crown on the ground, and picked it up and put it in a piece of paper and gave it to me—I went to Mrs. Wheatley's, asked her for the paper and envelopes, and showed her the half-crown—she said she had not got change, and I was to go to the Champion public-house and get change—I did so, and Mrs. Webb, the landlady, gave me the change, but afterwards she gave the coin back to me and said it was bad, and took the change away from me—I went back to Mrs. Wheatley's, and Mr. Rawllinson was there—I gave him the half crown, and pointed out the prisoner to him across the road, sitting down sharpening something, and then he came across to me, looked in at the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I came out of the shop the policeman said, "Is this the man?" and I said, "Yes"—I had never seen the prisoner before—the Champion is five or six doors down the street at a corner—it was when I came back from the Champion that I saw him looking in at the shop window—he was across the road when I was going to the Champion—I was very much frightened when they said the half-crown was bad, and I went back to Mrs. Wheatley crying.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He wrapped the half-crown in a piece of newspaper—when I saw him looking in at the window the policeman was there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-52" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WHEATLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a newsagent, at 12, Castle Street East, Marylebone—on the evening of May 28th the last witness came in to buy an
<hi rend="italic">Echo</hi>; she comes every evening—two or three minutes after that she came back, and asked for twopenny worth of paper and envelopes—she showed me a coin in paper which looked like a half-crown—I said, "I cannot change it, my dear, you must go and get it changed; "and she went out with it, and brought it back quickly, and showed it to me, and pointed out somebody who I did not see to Mr. Rawlinson, who went out and came back with a policeman—I did not see the prisoner till I saw him at the station—the coin was wrapped in a dirty sheet of newspaper—the constable brought the prisoner into the shop—the girl came back and stopped in the shop till the policeman came to take her to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were ten or fifteen minutes from the time she came into the shop till the policeman arrived, and when she came back she was frightened and crying, and said the man was watching her; she said, "He is coming. '</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-53" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RAWLINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterer, of 38, Chapel Street, Tottenham—on 25th May I went to Mrs. Wheatley's shop; I go there every night—Violet Parsons came in and pointed out the prisoner to me from the door; he was sitting on the kerb on the opposite side—I went out with the constable, and when we went back in eight or ten minutes I saw the same man who the girl pointed out, coming across the road—Parsons handed me this coin; I marked it and handed it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-54" type="given" value="LIZZIE"/>LIZZIE WEBB</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Champion public-house, Wells Street, Oxford Street—on 28th May the girl Parsons came in, and I gave her change for a half-crown—I then found it was bad, and returned it to her, and took the good money back, and she left—this is it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman V</hi> 251). I was on duty in Wells Street, and Mr. Rawlinson came up and showed me a coin—I went with him to Mrs. Whitehead's shop, and saw the prisoner crossing from one side of the road to the other to the shop window, and Mr. Rawlinson gave him into my custody—I told him I should take him for uttering counterfeit coin; he said, "I know nothing about it"—Violet Parsons came out of the shop, and I said, "Is this the man that sent you into the shop?"—she said, "Yes, "and burst out crying—I searched the prisoner on the spot, and found a florin, a shilling, and 1 1/2 d. all good—this is the half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On the way to the station he said, "I came up to see if I could get a job at Rawlings' factory, as my brother-in-law worked</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I reserve my defence."</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-556-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Sergeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Taylor.</hi> I sat down to smoke and fell asleep—I was not the worse for liquor; I was only in two public-houses that day—I think I had three glasses of ale; I had no whisky—some women were in the house—I did not speak to them—I did not take out my money and say that I had plenty of money, and was cashier of the Bank of Glasgow—I am a cashier.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Orr.</hi> I do not know the name of the public-house—I did not say, "Anything you like you can have to drink, I have plenty of money"—I may have said, "I have been travelling all night; I am going to Paris; I cannot speak French, and am going by Cook's excursion;" but you did not say, "I am acquainted with the French language, but I have got no money;" nor did I say, "I would not mind paying your expenses if you will go with me to Paris"—I did not count out £5 on the table—my purse was never out of my pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GARDNER</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Dolphin public-house, Tonbridge Street—on Friday evening, June 7th, McDiarmid and the two prisoners came in together about a quarter-past six—Orr called for three halves of bitter ale, which McDiarmid paid for with a sixpence from his waistcoat pocket—he did not take out his purse—he sat down on a seat, and the prisoners stood in the bar—I was sitting down reading the paper and heard a scuffle; that was about five minutes after they came in; no one else was in the bar; it was a quiet time—I looked up, and the prisoners had got the prosecutor on his back, feeling in all his pockets—I got over the next bar, and Orr ran out and ran down the street; I locked the bar door, and detained Taylor—he said he could throw me away from</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Taylor.</hi> There were a lot of people in the house, but not in that bar; they could not see into it—there is a screen round the bar; it is a little private bar—I never saw either of the prisoners before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi>). I took Orr in the Union publichouse, King's Cross, on 14th June, about six o'clock, and said it was for stealing from the person described in the information, and stealing £5 in the Euston Road; he said, "All right, you have made a mistake"—he was put with a number of men at the station, and the barman picked him out—I searched him, and found five flash notes on the Bank of Engraving, each numbered 1786, but no money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 85). On 7th June, about 6. 15, I was called to the bar of a public-house, and found Taylor detained there, charged with robbing the prosecutor—he said, "I know nothing about it"—he said that if I took him to the station he would make it warm for me—he tried to get away—he said to the prosecutor, "You ought to be ashamed to charge me after coining from Scotland with you, and being with you all day long"—he said, "I don't know you; I never saw you before"—I found on Taylor a £5 Bank of Engraving note, No. 1786, from the same plate as the others, and the same number.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Taylor.</hi> You did not go quietly to the station; I had to call another constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Orr in his defence stated that the landlord ordered the prosecutor to be turned out, and his money dropped on the floor, and in the impulse of the moment he took it out of the prosecutor's hand, and put it in his pocket, which he would not have done had he not been drunk.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wyse.</hi> You and I and a female were not drinking in the Rose and Crown; I was not with females at all—I paid for beer for me and my mate, but not for the female—I did not pay for three twos of whisky for her, and they did not refuse to serve me at the Rose and Crown, and turn me out for being drunk—Shimell took some of my money inside and some outside—I did not come in with three females and a man and offer to play at skittles for a pot of ale—I did not offer to strike you—we did not have a row in the house and get turned out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Both my elbows were bruised, and I suffered pain from the fall—I felt it all the next day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Shimell.</hi> You put your hand in my pocket inside the house—I did not go in with three females—I saw you run from the house; you passed the money to someone sitting on a seat—I was not drunk; I was at work till eleven o'clock, and I had to draw my money at Milbank at twelve—the other man is not my brother-in-law; he was only working with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoners are the two men who followed me out and pushed me down; one held me while the other robbed me—three females were with the other man; he is not my friend.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-70" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CHAPPLE</persName> </hi>. I am a brewers' assistant, at 10, Salisbury Terrace, Fulham—on May 15th, about 6. 30, I was in the Royal Military Asylum beer-house, Franklyn's Row, Chelsea—the two prisoners and the prosecutor came in together, and three females followed them—the prisoners and the prosecutor had some altercation, and the females left the house; the prisoners began to hustle the prosecutor; I ordered them out, and when they got outside they threw the prosecutor on the pavement; Shimell held him by the hand while Wyse put his hand in his trousers pocket—I sent a boy for a constable, who arrived in five minutes—I pointed them out to the constable, who took them and searched them; Wyse was then rescued, and went through the house into the back yard and over the back wall—we gave chase, and he was re-apprehended by Short, and was very violent, and kicked and struck the constables—I threw Wyse on the pavement and fell on top of him—he said, "I will go quietly," but he was very violent all the way to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wyse.</hi> I say that the prosecutor came in with you—I saw you robbing him outside, but I should have been killed if I interfered; I know the neighbourhood too well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The man's head was between Shimell's legs, and Wyse was sitting on his legs almost, and got his hand in his trousers pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wyse.</hi> When the man got up you ran towards where I live.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). I was called to the Royal Military Asylum beer-house about half-past seven, and found Wyse inside—I told him I should have to take him in custody for robbing he prosecutor—he asked what I meant, and said he had not robbed anyone, and I had</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wyse.</hi> You were not sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Shimell.</hi> You shut the door between Wyse and me—I did not arrest you because I did not know that you had any hand in the affair.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Wyse was the man pointed out to me—I did not know then that Shimell had anything to do with it; the first I saw of him was when he began to pull the man away from me—I did not see a stick brandished.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 401
<hi rend="italic">V</hi>). I was sent for, and when I got to the door of the public-house Shimell saw me, and rushed to the door and got away; I caught hold of him; he said, "Blind me, you don't take me," and threw me down on my back—I got up, we had another struggle, and he made several attempts to kick me—assistance arrived, and we took him to the station; he fought and kicked like a madman all the way—I found on him 4d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wyse in his defence said that the prosecutor went with him to two or three public-houses, and made a stroke at him and fell; that the landlord turned them all out, and they had a fight outside, and the prosecutor was knocked down and shouted, "Police, murder, thieves,'" and he then put his hand over his mouth and said</hi>, "
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<hi rend="italic">Shimell in his defence stated that Wyse was a stranger to him; that the prosecutor came in with three females, and they were all turned out, and there was a fight outside; that he picked Wyse up, but knew nothing about the money.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wyse then</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890624-562-offence-1 t18890624-name-82"/>Henry Wm. Colchester</persName>, and stealing a coat and other articles.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday</hi>, 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESRES. LOCKWOOD</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FETCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Grandy</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CANDY</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">Defended Demay, but did not appear until late in the case.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-86" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of Ely Place—after the action of Demay
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Morris was commenced, with the concurrence of the prosecutor's family solicitor the matter was transferred into my hands—I produce the original writ by Amelia Demay against M. A. Morris, issued on 25th February, 1889, in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court, for breach of promise of marriage, and for slander, claiming £2,000 damages—I also produce a letter of 21st February from Mr. Hatton, a solicitor, which was handed to me with other papers, and was produced by Mr. Candy, who represented Demay, before the Magistrate; that letter preceded the writ—the statement of claim was delivered on 8th March, stating that the plaintiff had suffered damage by breach of marriage by the defendant—the statement of Mr. Morris in reply is dated 5th April, 1889, denying the promise—on 15th April the matter was transferred to me—I got an order for particulars; the first particulars were delivered on 6th May, 1889, stating that the promise was verbal, made on 21st March, 1886, in the first floor front sitting-room of the plaintiff's house, 85, Bolsover Street, and that the refusal to marry consisted in the defendant withdrawing himself from companionship and society of the plaintiff—I then had an order for further and better particulars—in consequence of that I wrote a letter to Mr. Hatton, protesting against this persecution to which Mr. Morris was subjected, in fact he complained that his life was a perfect misery—I produce a letter of Grandy's, dated April 29th, and in consequence of my reply to that Grandy brought an action against me for libel; I put in a statement of defence, and I do not suppose I shall hear anything more of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>. I have seen Grandy at my office, not in connection with this case, but as a private detective in connection with the Parnell case—I did not recognise him until he put the question to me at Marlborough Street—I then remembered him as coming to my office dressed in a fur coat, in company with a man named Scanlan, who, I believe, had been in the police, and who brought me a letter of introduction from somebody connected with the
<hi rend="italic">Irish Times</hi>, asking me to employ him as a detective, which I refused—I remember also on a later occasion Grandy coming alone and pressing me to employ him as a detective, alleging that he could give me very wonderful information, and stating that he had great facilities; I refused—he never was</p>
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<p>employed by me in any way—it did not come to my knowledge that he had been employed by Mr. Soames, nor do I believe it—I do not know that he had been shadowing Pigott and Mr. Labouchere; I do not believe it; Mr. Soames is a highly honourable solicitor; but if the prisoner was employed by the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> it only shows what an escape I had in his coming and wanting employment from me; however, I should have refused to have anything to do with him—the action he brought against me for libel is still pending; the libel consisted in my having stated that, whilst he was living with this woman Demay (which he was) he had been guilty of misconduct against Mr. Morris, and that he had suffered two months' imprisonment for an assault upon a poor prostitute—when I first saw him I did not understand that he was a private detective; I only understood that as a perfect stranger he brought his card; I had never heard of such a man—he came with Scanlan, who brought a letter of introduction—I did not know Scanlan as a private detective; I had heard the name, and I believe there was a man of that name in the Police force—I employed Mr. Clark; he is a superannuated inspector of police in possession of a pension.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I cannot fix the date when Grandy came and asked for employment—it was before the inquiry commenced into the letter part of the Parnell case; some little time before Piggott's examination, which was in February last.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-87" type="given" value="MALCOLM ALEXANDER"/>MALCOLM ALEXANDER MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a Fellow of the R. C. S. of Edinburgh and a Member of the R. C. S. of London—I have lived at 8, Harley Street, Cavendish Square, for two years; before that I lived for ten years in Montague Square—I have made skin diseases a specialty; I am surgeon in charge of the skin department of St. Mary's Hospital, and am lecturer in that medical school—I am also a member of seven or eight societies connected with medicine—my practice has been extensive; my name is well known in the profession—I am forty years of age; I was married in July, 1872, and have four children—my eldest boy is sixteen—I know Mr. Archibald Forbes, the war correspondent for the newspapers—in consequence of a letter I received from him in November, 1887, a Mr. Hester called upon me and consulted me, and in consequence of that visit I went to see him at 35, Charlotte Street, so that I might see him undressed and in bed—a woman opened the door to me; she had on a dressing-gown—I should not know her again—I asked her where my patient was—she said upstairs—I went up to the attic at the top of the house, where I saw him—a nurse was attending on him, who I heard had been in the family for some time—Mr. Hester was an ex-taxing master in bankruptcy, and was a gentleman in reduced circumstances—his surroundings were of great discomfort; it was an exceedingly poor, miserable sort of place, not suitable for a gentleman who was suffering from a mortal disease—I had told him previously in my consulting-room that his only chance was to go into a properly constituted hospital—there is a private hospital kept by a lady, Mrs. Marmade—I have no interest whatever in that hospital—I advised him to move, and he was removed shortly afterwards—I attended him daily, sometimes twice a day, up to the February, 1888, when he died—I attended him gratuitously the whole time—on 16th February, 1889, I received a letter signed "Amelia Demay"—I had no knowledge of any woman of that name—I had never been in a house in Bolsover Street in my life—the</p>
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<p>whole story in the letter is an absolute fabrication and lie from beginning to end—I afterwards received a writ, dated 25th February, issued by Mr. Fk. Hatton, of 150, Strand—subsequently I received a letter dated 21st February, 1889, and another dated 27th February, 1889—I had then consulted my family solicitors, and afterwards, with their consent, put the matter in the hands of Mr. George Lewis—I first saw the prisoner Grandy when he called at my house—he told me he had a friend coming from Denmark, who was suffering from severe skin disease, who wished to put himself under my care in my house—I asked him the name of his friend; he said Captain Ohlsen, and that he was a Dane—I said I could not take him into my house—he said perhaps I could take him into some private hospital—he said he had heard of a private hospital in York Place, and he asked me for a card—he said his friend was a wealthy man, perfectly capable of paying for advice—I gave him a card, and wrote on it the name and address of Mrs. Marmade, 28, Baker Street; a lady named Bates was a nurse there; she had acted as nurse for me in some cases—I cannot recollect the date of Grandy's call, but I think it was a fortnight before I received the first letter of 16th February—I think I next saw Grandy a week or ten days before Easter—I saw him outside my house; it was in the morning, about the time I receive patients—he was there for several hours; he walked up and down on the opposite side, constantly looking at the house; one of my servants called my attention to him—after that he followed me and my wife and my servants, and generally produced a reign of terror in the house—he followed them wherever they went, so that they were actually frightened to leave the house—he followed me for hours together, and made my life an actual burden—he also followed my wife and my servants—I don't know the names of my servants—he followed me to my patients' houses, and he has waited till I have come out, and then followed me again—about this time I was attending upon Lord Lytton—one wet Sunday afternoon I took a cab from my door to Stratford Place—the prisoner was standing at the corner of Harley Street and Cavendish Square—he took a hansom cab, and followed mine—I went to Stratford Place, and held a consultation, and then I went to Sir James Paget about a bulletin to be issued next morning as to Lord Lytton's condition—after staying some time, I went to Bryanston Square, Sir George Campbell's house, where Lord Lytton was staying—I dismissed my cab, and the prisoner dismissed his, and stood waiting at the corner of the square—I went in and saw Lord Lytton—it was a matter of considerable importance—he noticed something was amiss with me—I told him what had occurred—I came out again, and hailed a passing hansom—Grandy rushed after my hansom, flourishing a stick; but as there was no other cab he could not follow—this persecution has occurred constantly—to my knowledge I never in my life saw Demay till I saw her at the police-station—I never had any conversation with her such as has been suggested—at last this persecution became unbearable, and I went to Mr. Lewis, and then we went to Marlborough Street—I may mention that the prisoner followed me once to the police-station, where I asked the inspector for protection against him—I showed him standing outside to the inspector; but the inspector said he could not protect me, and the only thing was to go through a public trial, which I did not shrink from doing—I saw a card produced by Grandy at the Police-court—I gave that card to a man</p>
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<p>I believe to be Grandy, who left the name of Ohlsen—I afterwards received this letter of 21st April.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Demay.</hi> My friend occupied a room at the top of the lady's hospital; it had not a very low roof—I was not unfaithful with you in Bolsover Street, I swear absolutely—I did not come to see you twice a week at Bolsover Street for five months; that is absolutely untrue—I did not give you a fancy performing dog.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Grandy here stated that he wished to defend himself, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">retired from the case.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grandy.</hi> You menaced me with a stick at the corner of Bryanston Square—you were probably ten or fifteen yards away at the time you ran towards me with the stick in the air—my servants are both here—I believe they told about what happened to them—I saw Miss Pratt when she was in Charles Street; I don't know where she is—she was the nurse in charge of Mr. Hester at the time; I have not seen her since he died—I have never seen you in Demay's company outside the house—I did not see you at 35, Charlotte Street—it has not been insinuated to me that you would be a witness in the civil action against me—my consulting-room is my back parlour—I have seen you when I have come out into the hall to say good-bye to patients—my solicitor has employed ex-Inspector Clarke to watch my house, 8, Harley Street; his instructions were to find out about your character—I have employed detectives myself—I was obliged to have protection to keep these people away from my front door, the police would not do it for me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-88" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HALL</persName> </hi>. I lived at 3, York Place, Baker Street, up to last Saturday—I was employed as clerk and servant to Grandy—I have been connected with him in that capacity since October, 1888, when he was living at 35, Charlotte Street, with Demay—they lived there up to last March—I stayed in the house on several occasions—they lived there together as man and wife—I afterwards continued in Grandy's employment when they moved to 3, York Place, in March—they lived there as man and wife—I was secretary and manager of the household matters—I opened the door and attended to the servants—I had no salary; I had board and lodging for my services—Grandy at this time had an office in the Strand and afterwards at 10, Agar Street—I attended there and received customers who came for inquiry purposes—no business was transacted when we were at Agar Street; we were on the look out and ready for it—I wrote letters for him—this of 16th February is in my writing; I copied it from Grandy's dictation—I believe the signature to it to be in Demay's writing; I have seen her write—I directed the envelope, Grandy gave me the address—I don't remember if I posted it—I asked no questions about it—it was written just before we left Charlotte Street—I know Grandy's writing—I have heard him spoken of as the French Colonel—I think Grandy wrote this letter of 27th February, 1889, but I don't speak with certainty—all this draft of the letter of 21st April is in Grandy's writing, and the letter "F" is in his writing too—after I gave evidence before the Magistrate, I received these letters of June 5, 8, 10, and 11 from Grandy (
<hi rend="italic">The letters alluded to were put in and read</hi>)—I heard of this proposed action against Dr. Morris—Grandy asked me several questions about it, if I thought there was any ground for a breach of promise action against some party, not naming the female prisoner, and I said I really could not see any ground for action in the</p>
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<p>matter—that was about December—it was to be brought by some lady; I was not informed who it was—he spoke of Demay as "Madame"—he consulted me so frequently about the action that it began to grow tedious towards the finish—on one occasion he said that instead of the lady he had represented bringing the action it was madame's sister, who had been connected with Dr. Morris, and she was dead; that was after he had received a summons for Marlborough Street, as we were walking through the streets round Manchester Square, I think in company with another party, Lynch—he showed us the summons—he said this action was not from the party whom he had represented to me, but the lady, he was sorry to say, was madame's sister, who was dead and six feet under ground—I don't know if madame was to take her place—I was not to give any evidence that I know of—I remember a letter from Grandy of 10th June—I introduced Lynch to him—"You introduced me to Lynch, and Lynch introduced that man Walker, who of course will be the cause of my case before the jury being refused, and me found guilty"—that refers to obtaining Walker to commit perjury—he never talked to me about Walker; I never saw the man, only while he was in Marlborough Street—Grandy told me frankly that Lynch had found him a man who would come and swear in Court that he had seen madame and the doctor together—I knew he was going to procure the man—when he says, "That would not have happened if Lynch had not introduced me to Walker," that refers to the same thing—I knew what it referred to.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grandy.</hi> When you went to Marlborough Street you left me in charge of the house—the coat and waistcoat I have on are not yours; I did not steal them, they were given me by Colonel Dashwood—I did not break open a cash-box and take a pearl brooch out—you first found me in the Strand; I was walking about, and you picked me up and took me out of misery—I did not have £8 from Colonel Dashwood—I did not give Mr. Brown a forged cheque for £6—all the cheques I have received are entered in the account-book—Mr. Titley has the money—I wrote letters for you from dictation and copies in your writing—I wrote a letter to the
<hi rend="italic">Evening News</hi> stating that I had been molested in Cavendish Square—I went to the
<hi rend="italic">Star</hi> to try and get it in—I wrote a letter at your dictation to Dr. Morris, that I had been molested by detectives; it does not bear your signature—I kept entries in your books of work done at Agar Street—I went with you to Cheney Gardens to watch Justin McCarthy, and stopped till two o'clock—I am aware you worked for private inquiry—you have never said to me that Demay was your wife—I can prove you lived with her as your wife, I have seen you in the same rooms together; that is all—I cannot say I have ever heard you talking to her about Dr. Morris—I have heard nothing that could suggest to my mind that there was any conspiracy between you and her—you have asked me to go and watch Dr. Morris's house, and I have been there—I gave Mr. Titley the balance with the books; it was about £6—what I have done with the remainder of £46 is shown in the books; there were expenses incurred for the house, you will find it properly down in the books—I have been indicted at a Court of Assize—I nave not been with another man to Kensington to obtain money from a servant girl under false pretences.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> During our conversations I told Grandy I had been in an Assize Court; I continued in his employment after that—this letter is</p>
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<p>in my writing; Grandy dictated it (
<hi rend="italic">This letter, addressed to the Editor of the</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">Evening News," stated that as he was walking across Cavendish Square he was attacked by a lot of ruffians, who he was informed were styled private detectives, and were planted there by some eminent doctor</hi>)—they did not attack me or the Colonel—I was walking across Cavendish Square, and Clarke's son, I think it was, pointed me out, and said, "There goes the French Colonel's man"—Grandy then dictated the letter—the "eminent physician" is meant for Dr. Morris—Grandy said it might draw something out of him; meaning it might draw money—I never heard him mention any sum as likely to be got from Dr. Morris—the letter was not published—he took it to the
<hi rend="italic">Star</hi> office, and showed it to them; they said the party who wrote the letter had better take action against the parties who had created the disturbance—the letter did not appear in the public papers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-89" type="given" value="HENRIETTA"/>HENRIETTA SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am under-housemaid in the service of Dr. Morris, and have been there nine months—shortly before Easter the prisoner Grandy came to the door and asked if we had a coachman living in the house—I called the other servant, Gilbert—a day or two after Grandy stopped me in the street, and asked me if Mr. Morris was in—I told him I was not at liberty to talk about Mr. Morris, or his plans or his whereabouts—he then said he was on behalf of a poor girl whom Mr. Morris had ruined; and he asked me if I was aware that Mr. Morris kept a bad house in Baker Street—he only spoke to me that once—I have often seen him walking up and down outside the house—he said he would reward me if I would give him any information about Mr. Morris—he did not say what the reward would consist of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grandy.</hi> You have never menaced me—you came and tapped me on the shoulder—I was rather frightened by the way you looked at me—you did not use any hard words—I have never seen you with other people—I have seen you molest Mr. Morris, walking after him and making grimaces behind his back, and running after him—I was at the top of the area by the gate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-90" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I have been parlourmaid in Dr. Morris's service for four years—I remember Grandy coming to the house before Easter, and asking if the coachman was in; I had seen him before, but not spoken to him—I said, "No"—he said, "Does he live here?"—I said, "No"—he said, "What time will he be here?"—I said I could not say—he said, "Will it be at nine?"—I said, "It might be nine, ten, eleven, or twelve"—he asked if Mr. Morris was in—I said, "Yes"—he said, "Is he going away?"—I said, "No;" and if he was it had nothing to do with him—on that he pulled out his watch and went away with Hall—I never spoke to him on any other occasion—I saw him after this and once before, walking up and down in front of the house—every time I opened the door he stood and glared, sometimes making faces and pointing with his umbrella—I was frightened.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grandy.</hi> You were on the opposite side of the way—I have seen you stop people and speak to them, and you stopped the postman one morning—I was frightened at your haunting the house as you did—I have seen you following Dr. Morris in his carriage, and following my lady in her carriage—one day you followed her down the streets to Marshall and Snelgrove's—I know Mr. Hall by seeing him; he spoke to me first the morning you asked me for the coachman; he</p>
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<p>was with you—I have seen detectives outside the house—I don't know in whose employ they were.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-91" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Palmer, and live at 85, Bolsover Street—the female prisoner came to lodge there in September, 1885, and remained about twelve months—during that time I never saw Dr. Morris there—I never saw him there at all, to my knowledge, during the time Demay was there—she was living with a man, not Grandy—I first saw Grandy the day she went away; he was there when she moved; that was the last I saw of them until a day or two ago—the man she was living with was called Demay; they had three rooms, two on the first floor and a room at the top, used as a kitchen—I believe they were living as man and wife—they slept together, so far as I know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Demay.</hi> I could not swear that—I don't think I have ever seen Dr. Morris there—I don't remember ever seeing him till I saw him at Marlborough Street—I never saw you conduct yourself in an immoral way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grandy.</hi> I have never seen you in the house—to my knowledge you did not help to move the furniture; you were there while it was being moved—I have been to Charlotte Street with Demay, not to visit her, I went to the house when it was to be let or sold.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-92" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WALSH</persName> </hi>. I live now at 41, Carlton Road, Maida Vale—I used to live at 243, Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale—the prisoners lodged in my house as man and wife from the end of September, 1886, to the beginning of December, about ten weeks—they were known under the name of Mr. and Mrs. or Madame Grandy during that time—they had one bedroom and slept together—they left in December, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grandy.</hi> I saw no immoral conduct in the house while you were there—you took three rooms—I never saw you and Demay in bed, but you only had one room—she called you her husband—I cannot say she had told me so in your presence—I am certainly not aware she was your housekeeper—I should not have taken you unless you had said you were man and wife—you paid the rent—the rooms were taken in your name—you lived as quite respectable people, the same as an ordinary man and wife would live.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-93" type="given" value="VALLET"/>VALLET BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I lived at 35, Charlotte Street, last July and August, when the prisoners lived there as man and wife, he as Mr. Grandy and she as Madame Demay—I left there at the end of October—when they were living together men visited Demay; Grandy knew it, and sometimes he went into the kitchen, sometimes he went away, and sometimes he waited.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grandy.</hi> I am not married—I call myself Mrs. Brown, it looks better—I am German—Brown is a nickname, my real name is Minnie Groser—I have been in England seven years—I have been doing what your wife did for a living—I am an unfortunate; I did the same before I came to England—I am twenty-five years old—I have not been living with a man who was taken up for cheques—I did not bring with me a Japanese man to 35, Charlotte Street; he kept me there—I went with him to Liverpool, then spent six weeks in the country, and came back to where you were living—I did not go on the streets during the time the Japanese kept me—after he left I went on the streets again—I was not turned out of the house—I stayed two months afterwards—the Japanese man gave me £50</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Demay.</hi> When I was going to leave your house every man I brought home you called a blackguard—I don't remember anybody coming and breaking a window.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-94" type="given" value="ALLENE"/>ALLENE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I have known Demay nine years—two or three months ago she called on me where I lived, at 23, Bolsover Street—I had not seen her for perhaps four or five months before—she sent me a letter asking me to call on her, and I went to her place, 35, Charlotte Street, and she asked me to come to the Court and say that I had seen a doctor at her place, and that I had heard the doctor promise her marriage—she promised me £5 if I came to the Court; I said no, because I did not want her to tell lies—she came twice to my place afterwards to ask me the same thing again—I gave her the same reply on each occasion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Demay.</hi> Our conversation was in French—you asked me if I remembered having been many times to your place in Bolsover Street—you did not ask me if I recollected the conversation we had relative to a doctor, a medical man—you spoke of £5 down and £5 afterwards—on one occasion when I was ill I sent to you for some money, and you sent me 5s.—you did not come to see my husband when he was ill, before he was taken to the madhouse; you never came to see him—5s. was all you gave me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grandy.</hi> You were in the parlour at 35, Charlotte Street, when I came to the house—you were not present at the conversation; madame said she wanted to speak to me alone, and sent you away, and you heard nothing of it—my real name is Ellen Max—I was earning my living like madame, not at the present time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>, Grandy was living with madame.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-95" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WALKLING</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Halkin Street, Sidney Street, Mile End, and am a porter—about the middle of last April Lynch came to me, and took me to a house in York Street, Baker Street—I saw no one there—about a week after I and Lynch were walking in the Strand, and we met Grandy—Lynch said to Grandy, "This is the man I was going to introduce you to"—I went with them to Short's—Grandy told Lynch that madame had gone over the road to the solicitors; that was nearly opposite, and he thought she was being watched, and he said to him, "Go and see if she is being followed;" Lynch then went away, and left me and Grandy alone together—Grandy then said, "Would you mind coming to the Court to give evidence in a breach of promise of marriage case? I will give you £5 when you go into the Court, and another £5 before you go in the box"—he told me it was a doctor, and he said, "You must say that you saw a lady and gentleman walking arm-in-arm down a certain street, which I will show you; I will show you the lady and the gentleman"—I said, "Very well, sir"—I had to meet him on the Easter Monday, I think it was, at three o'clock, by appointment, at the Globe, I think, near Baker Street Station—I did not meet him—the next time I saw him was in Marlborough Street—at the interview I had with him he said he was bringing an action against Mr. Lewis, and he showed me a letter from his solicitor's, in red ink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> "When I saw you in the Strand was the first time I ever saw you to the best of my belief, and that first time you asked me about committing perjury—you talked to Lynch first, but when you took me into Short's the first thing you talked about was this affair—the con
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<p>in Short's wineshop lasted, I should think, a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—I only saw you afterwards at the Police-court—I was to say I had seen them arm-in-arm—Lynch overheard half the conversation, the first part of it—he knew as well as you what I was going for, and what I was introduced to you for—Lynch came into the public-house and had a drink afterwards; he told you madame had gone out—you said you would give me £10 if I would so into the box, and you said the case would never come into Court, and the doctor would pay it; and "As soon as you get into Court I will put £10 into your hands, and you will
<hi rend="italic">bunk</hi> or
<hi rend="italic">slope</hi> as soon as you like"—I have not said that before—I thought of it afterwards—I have received no money from you, I could not get the chance—Lynch was talking about it first when he brought me up to you, but I cannot recollect the words exactly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was in the Army at one time, and I was discharged with as good a character as I could get—since then I have been working as a porter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-96" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA BATES</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 28, York Place, Baker Street—I am a professional nurse—that house is a private hospital, carried on by Mrs. Marmade—I have been there 2 1/2 years—late in the evening of 26th February Grandy called—Mrs. Marmade was out, and as I do business for her when she is out I spoke to him—he said he had a friend who wanted to be treated by Mr. Morris for skin disease; he was a captain, and had we a room we could give him?—I said yes, we had a room—he did not ask about terms; people generally do—he began talking about Mr. Morris—he sent a card in, but he had it back again—it was the card I saw produced at the Police-court by his counsel—Mr. Morris always sent cards like it—Grandy said Mr. Morris had got himself into a nice mess, he was being sued for breach of promise of marriage by a lady friend of his, she claimed £2,000 damages—I said I did not believe it—he said I might believe it, for the newspapers would soon be full of it, and that the writ had been served—he spoke very loudly, in a much louder voice than people generally do their business in—people in the hall and passing could hear what he was saying; it was not at all private—he made an appointment to come the following Friday to see Mrs. Marmade; I said she would be in then—he did not come; no gentleman came; he never came again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grandy.</hi> I don't remember your saying anything about Mr. Hester; I don't believe you did; two men called before and asked about him—he was dead when you called; I had nursed him—you asked after other people in the house—I don't think you asked for Miss Pratt—I did not tell you she was at Brighton; I did not know it; I know nothing about her—Miss Pratt had stayed with Mr. Hester till he died; she was an old servant, and helped me nurse him; I know nothing about her—you spoke in a louder voice, if anything, than you are speaking in now—it was quite loud enough to be heard in the street—I don't suppose the door was open.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JAMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Serjeant D</hi>). I have known Demay seven or eight years, and Grandy three years, or a little more, as Charles Grandy or Charles Grand, and he is better known as the French Colonel—in March, 1887, he was in custody at the Marlborough Street Police-court, and Mr. Newton, the magistrate, directed me to make special inquiries about him—he was remanded twice, and on the last occasion Mrs. Demay came</p>
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<p>to the Court, and stated in her evidence, in my hearing, that she was living with Grandy—Demay has been getting her living as a prostitute—since January, 1886, I have seen Grandy in her company hundreds of times, I may say—with the exception of five or six weeks, when he was employed in Great Tower Street in 1886 at 30s. a week, and discharged for incompetency, I have not known him in any employment—I have seen him in company with other prostitutes hundreds of times—he lives on them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Demay.</hi> I was present at Marlborough Street Police court when Grandy charged a woman with stealing his watch and chain—she was discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grandy.</hi> I have been directed by my superior officer to attend the Court when cases you have been in have been heard—I did not know you had an office; I have heard you had—I attended as a witness at Bow Street when you appeared on a summons, at the instance of Batchelor, for assaulting him in the Strand—Mr. Bridge dismissed the summons—I knew nothing about the case, I only knew your character—I gave evidence—I know Planette, the woman you charged with stealing your watch and chain; she was discharged—she is not a friend of mine—I did not bring her to Bow Street—I spoke to her there—I know Mr. Ward—I believe you are living on prostitutes—I have seen you continually with Demay; you have walked Regent Street, and molested other women, and charged them at the Police-court, and all to clear them from that street in order to have the whole street clear for that woman with you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Grandy, in his defence, denied that any conspiracy had existed between himself and Demay, and said they kept a respectable boarding-house.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-563-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890624-564-offence-1 t18890624-name-99"/>Frederick Smyth</persName>, her master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-100" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN SMYTH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Major Smyth, of 35, Matlock House, Ealing—the prisoner had been our cook for three and a half years—she left on 18th May, after giving a months notice—I kept money in a wash leather bag in my dressing-case—I had £10 1s. 4d. and four sovereigns, which I had kept since 1841, there; I last saw it safe about 6th May—I could swear to this sovereign among twenty as one of them—it is dated 1832, and I have had it since 1841, just after I was married—among the other three coins were a Russian coin and a George
<hi rend="largeCaps">III</hi>. guinea—on Saturday, 5th May, I missed all the money, and this 1832 sovereign out of the bag; on the following Monday I gave information to the police—the dressing-case was locked—I left the keys sometimes in one place, sometimes in another, on the mantelpiece or drawers, or under the dressing-case—I think the prisoner knew where I kept the money; I have taken some out when she was making the beds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When she was with me I had one other servant, who had been with me seven years, and another servant left a few days before the prisoner—I last saw my money safe between the 4th and 6th; I am certain—I am certain the sovereign was dated 1832; I often saw it, I</p>
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<p>know it by a mark on the ear and two small marks on the margin—I can tell it from the other William
<hi rend="largeCaps">IV</hi>. sovereign of 1832—I know the prisoner has asserted her innocence; she was advised to come here for trial.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-101" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SMYTH</persName> </hi>. I am a retired Major in the Army, and husband of the last witness—the prisoner was brought to me at Willesden Junction by Sergeant Mott, and I gave her in charge—she had been in my service about three and a half years—on 6th May I paid her £1 10s., and on 17th May, the night before she left, I paid her 12s., the balance of her wages—about 1841 I gave my wife a William
<hi rend="largeCaps">IV</hi>. sovereign—I cannot identify it.</p>
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<persName id="t18890624-name-102" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-102" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN TILLING</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Ealing Police-station—on 29th May I searched the prisoner, and found this purse on her; in it was £11 10s. gold, 8s. silver, and 3d. bronze—I handed it to Mott.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was not concealed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-103" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-103" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE SEXTON</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid in Major Smyth's service, where the prisoner was cook—she left on 18th—about the beginning of May she said she was very short of money—she said she was going to set sail on 30th May for California, and was going home to Wales first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When she said she was short of money she said she wanted to buy a lot of things, as she was going so far; she said she should have money when she went to Wales; that she had some in the bank in Wales, which she had sent to her mother to put away for her—she has borrowed money from me, and always repaid it—I had known for some time she was going away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-104" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN MOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant X</hi>). About half-past seven on 29th May I arrested the prisoner at Willesden Junction—I told her Major Smyth was going to charge her with stealing £11; she said, "What proof has he got?"—I said I did not know—I took her to the station, where she was searched—the female searcher gave me this purse and this sovereign, which Mrs. Smyth identified—when the prisoner was charged she made no statement—afterwards she said, "I can easily account for the money found in my possession; my brother in America sent £8 in paper money to my mother in Wales; she changed it, and gave me £8 in gold. While riding in the train, I sold my watch and chain for £3 to a lady, a stranger who I did not know, and it is not true what the witness Sexton said that I told her I had got money in the bank in Wales."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She said she did not take the money—the Bench offered to take bail, but she was not bailed.</p>
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<persName id="t18890624-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890624-name-105" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-105" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I live in Wales—on 20th May the prisoner came to me—I had received £8 in notes from her brother in America, and I left it for her where we keep our money, and she took it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Her character has always been good; she has been away for a long time—I never heard of her being extravagant—I cannot write—my son sent over £8 to his father, who cashed the note in Newtown and gave it to the prisoner with 10s., which he added to it—she did not take the £8 without our leave—I know she took away £8 10s.; my husband is here—she did not tell me she had sold her watch and chain; if she did so it was after she left home—she had been talking about going to California for a long time; I daresay that is why she had</p>
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<p>the £8—she had been contemplating leaving her situation for some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She was wearing her watch and chain at home.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. QUARRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-108" type="given" value="HENRY JAMES"/>HENRY JAMES FULLJAMES</persName> </hi>. I was at Kempton Park on 10th June, and after the races I was on the special railway platform—I had on a coat, a covert coat, both buttoned, and a macintosh open; I had a chain, with a watch at one end and a sovereign-purse, made specially to contain twenty sovereigns, at the other—the train was drawing up, and I was endeavouring to get my wife in, and kept the crowd away, I felt a person squeeze between me and the train, and get partly on the footboard, and I felt a tug at my waistcoat—I looked down and saw the prisoner with my sovereign-purse in his hand—on his discovering that I saw him he hurriedly dropped the purse, and tried to make a great hurry to get into the train, and called to people, I don't know if they were his associates or not, to look sharp, or they would lose the train, as if that was all his anxiety—recognising him as a man who had previously attempted to pick my pocket at a race meeting, I called a constable and gave him in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The constable, who was on the platform, found him in a railway carriage next to the door, going on with the train about two seconds after this had occurred—it was five o'clock, I believe, directly after the races—there was a great rush of people, as usual—the last time someone attempted to steal my purse was Ascot last year, I think—the prisoner was admitted to bail next day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was in the same railway carriage I was trying to get into—I saw my purse in his hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-109" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FARROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 586). I was on the platform at Kempton Park on 10th June, when I was summoned by Mr. Fulljames—I took the prisoner, and took him to Sunbury Station, where he was charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The five o'clock train is just after the races—there had been struggling to get in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was drunk on the bed—I did not see anything in his hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y R</hi> 25). At 5. 25 on this evening I was called to 29, Bridgewater Street, where the prisoner and the prosecutrix lived—I found the prosecutrix standing in the passage, up against the wall, bleeding very much—blood was running down her legs—I sent for a surgeon, and he had her removed to St. Pancras Infirmary in a cab—about one o'clock a. m. I took the prisoner in custody, and told him I should charge him with stabbing his wife; he made no remark till we got outside, then he said, "Is she dead?"—I said, "No"—he said, "I am very sorry she is not. Where is my children? I am very sorry to think of what I have done. I was in drink, or I should not have done it"—I afterwards searched the room; I found the bed all disarranged and smothered in blood, which was also down the stairs—I found this knife, without a handle, lying close against a pool of blood on the floor, about two feet from the bed; I could see no mark on it—these two knives and this razor I found on a shelf—the prisoner was a great deal the worse for drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-114" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES MACFARLANE</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 70, Oakley Square, St. Pancras—on 1st June, at quarter-past five p. m., I was called to 29, Bridgewater Street, where I found the prosecutrix standing in the hall in a weak state—she had lost a lot of blood—I found a wound on her left hip about an inch long; I bound it up—she was taken to the infirmary—her pulse was very weak.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-115" type="given" value="WALTER MACINDOE"/>WALTER MACINDOE DUNLOP</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer to St. Pancras—the prosecutrix was brought to the infirmary about 5. 15 on this day—I saw her—she was suffering from shock and loss of blood—her clothes were saturated with blood-through each garment there was a cut exactly corresponding with the wounds, and behind the left hip there was a punctured clean cut wound about an inch long, and on probing it I found it reached to the bone; the flesh there was about two inches deep—it was such a wound as could have been caused by one of these knives—this one without a handle is the most likely one—she is much better, but she has not been discharged from the infirmary yet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "Iwas drunk at the time it happened, and having served in India and had a sunstroke, a little drop affects me. I have been a good husband and a good father. I wish you could settle the case here."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence said it was an accident; that he was cutting bread, and rushed, forgetting the knife in his hand, to save his wife from falling out of bed, and it went into her; that she was drunk, and he had had no dinner, and had asked her several times to came out of the public-house.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawful wounding.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Cave.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES CHARLTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">, produced and proved a plan.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY SUCH</hi>. I am a tie cutter, and live at 139, Lovelace Road, Clapton—I have been for some years in the employ of Messrs. Pattison, of Staining Lane, City—I have been keeping company with Amy White, and have been in the habit of walking out with her—on Saturday, 8th June, I was with her in the fields in the neighbourhood of Stamford Hill, by Bailey's Lane, we got there about a quarter-past six in the afternoon—we sat on a rail which was open at the back, and in front there was a gap in Craven Walk—I was sitting with a foot on the path, Miss White was sitting beside me—we were looking at some cricket playing part of the time—a few yards away on our right, I saw Mr. King with a lady—I could hear them talking and laughing now and again—people were continually passing along, both in front and back—I saw a constable pass, that was about seven—just before he passed, I saw some men crouching behind the hedge, looking through—Reed was one of them, and to the best of my belief Trimby—I walked up to the fence where they were, and as I did so they disappeared—I went back to the fence, and put Miss White's mackintosh on in fun—after that Reed walked straight over to me and said, "What are you doing here?"—I said, "I have a right to sit here; it is a public place"—he said, "Look here; I have been watching you for some time; I want
<hi rend="italic">squaring</hi>"—I said, "I don't know what you mean"—he said, "I have two witnesses here"—he said something about money, I cannot tell the exact words; he half turned round, and made a kind of signal, and two men came running up; to the best of my belief Trimby is one of them; the other I have not seen since—Reed put his hand on my right arm; I shook him off—he ran at me, and caught me by the collar of my coat, and shook me; we struggled, and both fell to the ground, I on the top—as I was holding him on the ground, a man who I have since known as Hughes came up; he said, "You are a younger man than him, "and he pulled me off—we both got up, and the four men caught hold of me, Reed, Trimby, and Hughes, and another man; I was between the lot of them; when the two men came up they said they wanted to be squared—Trimby, if he was one of them, said so, and the other one who is not here; that was repeated twice; Mr. King said to me,"Run for it"—I said, "Look after the young lady, "and I ran straight down the lane, leaving Miss White behind—as I started, I turned round and saw the four men behind me; Reed stopped at the corner, and the two younger ones followed me; to the best of my belief Trimby is one of them—I turned round and faced them, one of the two asked me for stocking money—I kept on for a time, and eventually turned, and made my away back to the place I had started from—I found none of the men there then—I met Mr. Harvey; he told me something, and a little after that I met Miss White, Mr. King, and his young lady—I went with them to the station, and there found Reed in custody, and charged him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Reed.</hi> When you came up to me you said, "What are you doing hero?"—you did not say I was disgracing myself in front of a lot of children.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Trimby.</hi> I did not go up till they were on the ground—I went to see what the row was—I am very sorry that I swore falsely at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is not true that I committed any act of indecency.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-119" type="given" value="AMY"/>AMY WHITE</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother at 53, Rushmore Road, Clapton—I have been for about three years employed at fancy work in the neighbourhood—I have been keeping company with Mr. Such for about eighteen months—two or three times before this happened I had been for a walk to this brickfield—on Saturday, 8th June, about half-past six, I went there with Mr. Such—we were sitting on a rail watching the cricket—I had a mackintosh—Mr. Such went from the rail to look at some men, and came back, and he put on my mackintosh for fun—we were sitting there still when the prisoner Reed came up and said, "What are you doing there?"—Mr. Such said, "Have we not as much right to sit here as anyone else? it is a public pathway"—Reed said he had been watching us for some time, and seen what was going on, and he said, "I want money for what I have seen"—Such asked him to allow him to pass, and he caught hold of his arm—I saw Reed give a sort of signal, and upon that two other men came from behind where he had come from; I could not recognise either of them—when Reed put his hand on Such's arm he shook him off—he then took hold of his coat when the other two men were there, and in the struggle they fell, Reed underneath—Mr. King then came up—I had noticed him sitting there, and could hear him and the young lady talking—he said to Mr. Such, "The best thing you can do is to run; we will look after the young lady"—he ran, and the men followed him—I stopped behind with Mr. King—we followed on behind them in the direction Mr. Such had taken—Mr. Harvey was there as well—as we walked up Bailey's Lane, Reed came up to Mr. King, and said he had assaulted him too—Mr. King or somebody in the crowd said, "Here is a policeman coming"—Mr. King called him, and spoke to him, and Reed was detained, and taken to the station—while we were sitting on the rail people were passing along the footpath quite close, and people were playing cricket behind—I noticed the constable pass a little while before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Reed.</hi> I did not see a perambulator there with children in it—I heard you ask for money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-120" type="given" value="HENRY FRANCIS"/>HENRY FRANCIS KING</persName> </hi>. I live at 75, Mansfield Street, Kingsland—I am clerk to the Royal London Friendly Society in Paul Street, Finsbury—on 8th June I was in these fields near Stamford Hill with a young lady—we were sitting a little way off Mr. Such on a rail in Craven Walk; I believe within a dozen yards—I could hear them talking—after sitting there some time I heard a noise, an altercation—I rose up, and I heard Reed say, "I will have what I want, and I must have it"—when I got there Reed had hold of Such by his collar—there was a struggle, and they fell to the ground—Hughes came up, and pulled Such off—I did not see where he came from—I saw Trimby on the bank of the railway—when Such got up, I said to him,"Run away, and I will look after the young lady"—he did run away, and was followed by the two prisoners and another man—I, and Miss White, and the lady I was with walked on in the direction he had run—as we were walking along Reed came back to me, and said he wanted to know why I interfered in the business, and what was I going to do now—he had his fist</p>
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<p>clenched—I saw a constable and called him, and told him what had taken place, that he had assaulted a young gentleman and his young lady, and accused them of indecent conduct—Reed said, "Oh!"—I said he was with the other two—he denied all knowledge of the other two—he was detained, and taken to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-121" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HARVEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, at 33, Cornhill—on Saturday evening, 8th June, I was in these fields—I saw Reed having hold of Such's coat collar and demanding money; he said he wanted to be
<hi rend="italic">squared</hi>—and directly after he said, "I will have something; I mean to have it"—they struggled, and Reed fell under—two men then came up from behind—I could not recognise them, and another man came and pulled Such off the prisoner, and the other two demanded money—I could not catch the exact words they used, but they said they wanted
<hi rend="italic">squaring</hi>—the prosecutor then ran away, and he was followed—I was with Mr. King when Reed came up, and he was detained.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 83). On 8th June, between seven and eight, I was on duty in these fields—there were a number of people there—Craven Walk is a path well frequented—I noticed the prosecutor and Miss White sitting on the rail; there was nothing to attract my attention—I also saw Mr. King and a young lady sitting there—some time afterwards I heard cries of "Police!"—I went to the spot, and Mr. King pointed Reed out to me, and told me he had assaulted a gentleman, and tried to extort money from him—he did not describe in what way—Reed made no reply—Mr. King also said something about two men who had ran away—I detained Reed, and he was taken to the station and charged by the prosecutor—he was taken before the Magistrate on Monday morning, and remanded till Wednesday, 12th—Trimby was then examined as a witness on Reed's behalf, and after he had given his evidence he was taken into custody, and charged at Stoke Newington station—he made a long statement, which the inspector took down—on the 13th he was taken before the Magistrate again, and further depositions were taken—Hughes was called as a witness on behalf of Reed—he had been at the station on the Saturday when Reed was taken.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector N</hi>). I was at Stoke Newington Station on 12th June, when Trimby was charged—in answer to the charge he made a statement which I took down in writing, read over to him, and he signed it (
<hi rend="italic">In this statement he alleged that he had witnessed indecent conduct on the part of the prosecutor and Miss White</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-124" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TRIMBY</persName> </hi>. I live at 131, Olinda Road, Stamford Hill—I am the father of the prisoner Trimby—I know his handwriting—these letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are his writing, addressed to me from Holloway Prison (
<hi rend="italic">In the first of these letters, dated</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th June, he repeated his accusation of indecency; in the second, dated</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st June, he stated that the accusation he had made was false; and that he had been induced by Reed and Hughes to make it.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Reed's Defence.</hi> All I have to say is that I did not ask for any money at all—I will call Hughes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Reed.</hi> </p>
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<p>gasping for breath—I beg pardon, I have made a mistake—the young man caught the prisoner by the throat and threw him on the ground—I took the young gentleman off of the prisoner, and the prosecutor got up and ran away—I saw no more till I was sent for by the constable, who took me to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live at 93, Olinda Road—Reed has lodged there for about three months; he and I started off for a walk on this afternoon with my children—when I went and pulled the prosecutor off the prisoner I left the children on the bank; I went back to them afterwards—I did not see Mr. King there; he was not there till the crowd followed the prisoner and prosecutor—the prosecutor ran away when I pulled him off—I took the babies home then—I followed the prisoner and prosecutor—a lot of young cricketers followed them, I can't swear that Trimby did—I did not say to the prosecutor, "I want squaring," or any words to that effect—I swear I did not ask him for money in any shape or way—there was nobody about in the field then that I am aware of—I did not see a policeman till I was in Bailey's Lane—the prosecutor and the young lady were sitting on a rail by a tree—there was a gap in the hedge by the rail, and a pathway just in front of them, along which a good many people walked—anybody in the fields could see the prosecutor and the young lady—I went to the station on the Saturday afternoon—I am not aware that I was asked any questions by Inspector Jenkins; I can't say whether I was; I know Mr. Jenkins by sight—I can't say that he asked me what I knew about the case; I can't say whether he did or did not—I did not say that I knew nothing about it—I don't think I made a remark at all—the prosecutor was at the station, and Mr. King and Mr. Harvey and the Constable Willoughby—I could dare swear that I did not in their presence tell Jenkins that I knew nothing whatever about it—I can't say whether I did or did not, I was too much flurried at the time—I can't swear that I was asked anything or not—I was flurried seeing the prisoner taken to the station, I did not know hardly what was going on—I did not take the children to the station, I took them home, and then went to the station—I know Trimby—I saw him on the Monday after the Saturday at Stamford Hill, in the street; he asked me, "How did the prisoner get on?"—I said, "Very bad, "and I said, "I want you"—he said, "Very well, "so I did not see any more of him till the evening—I did not take him into a beershop and treat him with beer—when I met him again in the evening I took him into the Turnpike public-house, and gave him some beer and paid for it—I did not say to him, "Iwill pay you well"—I said he was to come up and give evidence on behalf of Reed if he saw anything of it—I went home with him to Mrs. Reed—I did not see her give him any money—I don't know that money was given him—I don't know that he went back by tram; as soon as he came into the house I went and got another young gentleman to see what he had got to say about this case—I have heard of the letters Trimby wrote, I did not see them—I dare say I was about eight yards from the prosecutor and Reed when they were struggling:; it might be a little more—I can't say that Reed did not say, "I want to be
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<hi rend="italic">Evidence called in Reply.</hi> </p>
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<p>Saturday evening when the witness Hughes was there—I heard Inspector Jenkins ask him what he knew about the case—he said he knew nothing about it no more than seeing them struggling on the ground, and he went and pulled the prosecutor from the prisoner—Mr. Such and Mr. King were there, and also heard what he said.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I was on duty at the police station, Stoke Newington, on June 8th, when Reed was brought there—the witness Hughes was there—I asked if anyone appeared on behalf of Reed, and Hughes stepped forward and said, "I know nothing about the matter, only that I was proceeding home with my children in the perambulator, when I saw Reed struggling with the prosecutor on the ground, and knowing Reed so well I went to his assistance, and pulled off the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Reed.</hi> I have nothing more to say; I done it with a good intention, not with any intention of making any money—I am very subject to fits from a fall I had—I have had two or three in a day, and I lost my last situation through it—I did it with the intention of preventing indecency.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Trimby.</hi> Hughes asked me to come and speak in Court—he gave me beer, and Mrs. Reed gave me money, 3d., and she gave me 3d. besides, and she gave me food and paid my fare about; and Hughes said he would pay me a good day's work, and I should be all right for a pound or so; and he said I should be paid very well for going into Court—he told me to speak up well, and he kept enticing me to swear that Reed never asked for money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury recommended Trimby to mercy on account of his youth.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">They also desired to add that the prosecutor and Miss White left the Court without a stain on their character.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-130" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RAMSBOTTOM</persName> </hi>. I am master of the City of London Union Workhouse at Lower Clapton, and my wife is the matron—I have been there nearly ten years—the prisoner has been an inmate from time to time since I have been master—I think he has been an inmate over 200 times—I have never ordered him any punishment; he has no foundation for any grievance against me—on Saturday, 25th May, he had the privilege of being out from nine a. m. till eight p. m.; that was an unusual privilege—he was employed as a wardsman, in consequence of which he had extra privileges—I did not see him go out or come in on the 25th—I was in the main building about quarter-past four, going from my room to the infirmary, when I saw him coming towards me with his hands by his side—as he got up to me he struck at me with both hands—I saw the blade of a knife, and seeing the blow coming I put up my arm, and received the blow on my wrist, and found I was badly stabbed—as he raised his hands he said, "Am I to be starved by that b——Barker and you?"—Barker is the storekeeper—finding I was bleeding profusely I went into the lavatory—I called to my wife, and she came to me immediately, and the doctor and nurse came to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not punish you for walking out in front of the old men's ward.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-131" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITE</persName> </hi>, M. D., of Portland Place, Lower Clapton. On Saturday afternoon, 25th May, I was as accidentally entering the workhouse, and found the prosecutor in the lavatory—he had a punctured wound in front of the left wrist, and was in a fainting condition—there was a good deal of blood on the floor, and the wound was bleeding, and a large branch of an artery was severed—I have attended him up to the present time; he was not in actual danger, the wound has practically healed, but the skin is very tender yet—the blow must have been struck with violence; it penetrated to the bone—I saw the prisoner afterwards at Hackney Station, and examined him—I found that his right shoulder was dislocated—he told me that he had dislocated it before on two occasions; the act of striking this blow might have dislocated it much more readily.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-132" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE RAMSBOTTOM</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife—about a quarter to four on this afternoon I was in my dining-room; I heard my husband calling out; I rushed out and went after him into the lavatory—I saw a stream of blood flowing from his left arm—I got two napkins and wrapped round it—the prisoner came up to the lavatory and said, "I want the b———master, or the b——Barker; am I to be starved by these two b——? I don't care what punishment I receive"—I said, "Go away"—he raised his arm to strike me—Barber rushed in between us and took him down the corridor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-133" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BARBER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the matron's servants—on this afternoon I heard a noise in the entrance-hall—I went to the door and saw the prisoner there, with his hand up to strike the matron—I went to him and said, "You would not strike the matron, she never hurt you or any other man."</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-134" type="given" value="HESTER"/>HESTER STONEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am-an inmate of the Union—on this afternoon I saw the master bleeding very much—I saw the matron go into the lavatory—after that I saw the prisoner with a knife in his hand; I could not see the handle, only the blade; it was up his shirt sleeve—he said, "I will rip the b——up, and the other one too, that b——Barker; they are the two b——starvers; I am starving"—I said, "My good man, go away, and put the knife away" he closed the knife and went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I had no knife in my hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WITNESS</hi>. I am quite sure he had.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-135" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WATERSON</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in the master's office—on this afternoon, about half-past four, the prisoner came into the office in a most extraordinary excited manner—he said he would murder the master and the b——storekeeper; that he was starved, and wanted his dinner—he came towards me, up with his fist, and offered to strike me in the face—I told him this was no place for him to have his dinner; he had better speak to the storekeeper—the storekeeper came up immediately afterwards, and he spoke to the prisoner, and said, "Come with me, "and that was how he was got out of the office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-136" type="given" value="WALTER PERCY"/>WALTER PERCY BARKER</persName> </hi>. I am storekeeper at Homerton Workhouse—on the afternoon of 25th May, about four, I was told something, and went to the master's office, where I found the prisoner—I said to him, "Austin, what are you doing there? Come out of that"—he came towards me and said, "I am starving"—I said, "You will get nothing to eat there; come with me to the infirmary and I will give you a dinner"</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—I took him to the infirmary—I said to the nurse, "He has another knife; ask him to give it up," and he did so—the prisoner was on No. 3 diet; that is for breakfast, five ounces of bread and butter and one pint of tea; luncheon, half a pint of porter and one pint of milk; dinner, a pint of beef-tea, four ounces of bread, and two eggs daily; tea, five ounces of bread and butter and one pint of tea; fish Monday and Friday, tobacco every Saturday—I can't say how long he had been on that diet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. He was excited; I could not say by drink; he spoke very sensibly—he would have had his dinner about twelve if he had been in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 312). I was called to the workhouse, and received the prisoner in charge—I took him to the station and charged him with wounding the master—he said, "The master pushed me down; I then got up and struck at him with my knife"—these knives were handed to me at the station—he was perfectly sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a fishmonger, and live at 8, Bayonne Road, Fulham—the prisoner is my father; he married Mary Jane Mills, my stepmother—on Sunday, 26th May, I came home about eleven or twelve at night—my father and mother were in the kitchen, no one else—father was sober, mother was the worse for liquor—I went to bed—while there I heard a few words between them; I did not hear what was said; I heard nothing else till between five and six in the morning, when father awoke me and said, "For God's sake come into the next room!"—I went and saw mother lying on the floor undressed—she did not know me; father was trying to restore her to consciousness—I had no conversation with him then—after the doctor came he told me what had happened—he said he was in bed asleep, and mother came up and struck him two or three times in the face, that he rose up half asleep and struck her back—I noticed a mark on her left eye, I did not notice her ear.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Their bedroom was on the ground floor; mine was at the back, adjoining; I am not a heavy sleeper; it would not take much to wake me; I heard no noise in their room during the night—my mother was very often drunk, two or three times a week for the last two years—I was living at home with them during that period—the house was in a dirty condition—I have heard my father complain of mother pawning his goods—I never saw father knock her about; she never complained to me of being knocked about by him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said she had given him two blows first—he got her beef-tea, and did everything he could.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-142" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD COONEY</persName> </hi>. I am a physican and surgeon, of Norman Lodge, West Kensington—on 27th May, a little before 1 p. m, I was called to Bayonne Road—I found the woman unconscious, suffering from compression of the brain—there was a contusion on the left eye and behind the left ear—those seemed the only external injuries—the left side was paralysed, and the right half of the face—I asked the prisoner how she came in that condition—he said that she had been knocking herself about, drinking; that he was asleep in bed when he received two blows from her, which he returned, and struck her on the side of the head, and he found her unconscious when he got up in the morning—he did all he could to carry out my instructions as to her treatment—she lingered until the 29th, and died at 9 p. m.—on the 31st I made a postmortem examination—there was extensive ecchymosis behind the left ear, and the pia mater was ruptured—the immediate cause of death was due to injury on the left side of the head, caused by a blow—the other organs were healthy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She had been recently taking liquor—she might very possibly be conscious for a short time after receiving the injury, and been able to undress herself and get into bed—I don't think a fall would have caused the injury; it must have been by a blow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector T</hi>). I received information, in consequence of which, on 29th May, I went to 37, Bayonne Road, about 7 p. m., and saw the prisoner—I told him I should take him into custody for assaulting his wife, and causing her bodily harm—he made no reply—on the way to the station he said, "I came back from Chelsea on Sunday night, and had to go out to a job for twenty minutes; I went back, and went to bed; I was woke up by receiving two blows; I then struck her two back-handed blows, and in the morning she was insensible"—I took him to the station—he was then told that his wife was dead, and he would be charged with causing her death—he made no reply.</p>
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<p>saw him push her with his hand; they were standing against the fireplace, and he sent her towards the left side of the kitchen, against the scullery door—I was lying on my bed with my little girl, and I saw this through the window—they were both strangers to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am at home all day—the woman never complained to me, she always kept her business to herself—I have seen the deceased drunk, sometimes twice a week—she was not quarrelsome—the thrashings I saw were very severe—she has had black eyes and a bruised mouth—I complained about this to the gentleman who collects the rents, and he said he would not let them remain—I told the Coroner's officer that the prisoner treated his wife most cruelly—I did not tell him that I knew nothing whatever about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his character and the great provocation he received.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">For the case of Henry Batchelor, tried this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Cave.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890624-571-offence-1 t18890624-name-149"/>Simpson Pollock</persName> a letter threatening to murder him.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Threatening on burn and destroy his dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OVEREND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-150" type="given" value="SIMPSON"/>SIMPSON POLLOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a clothier, of 223, St. George Street, St. George's-in-the-East—I was acquainted with the prisoner in the year 1887—he was not employed by my son, he gave him shelter, and allowed him to sleep there till the commencement of August, 1888—I gave him notice to leave, after a conversation with my son—on Bank Holiday, 6th August, 1888, I received an anonymous letter; that was after the prisoner had left—I placed that letter in the hands of the police the same morning—I believe the detective has lost it—shortly after that I was engaged as a defendant in proceedings in the Chancery Division in the case of Roach
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Pollock—the prisoner made an affidavit in that case in favour of the plaintiff, and against me—after those proceedings had began, I received this letter of 8th February, 1889—I believe it to be in the prisoner's writing—I afterwards received these eight other letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first letter I received I at once suspected it to be the prisoner; I told Inspector Corsby so—I have seen the prisoner write</p>
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<p>on several occasions at the time he was at my son's place—I have not seen him write since—the writing in the letter is a little disguised (
<hi rend="italic">The letter was read—It contained the expressions</hi>, "
<hi rend="italic">I will do for you yet; you and your son. I will watch your place, and burn your shop to a cinder. I will ruin you for life. If I get you by yourself I will cut your head off," etc.</hi>) This is the envelope in which that letter came; this other letter was received on 18th April, I believe it to be the prisoner's writing, also these other letters (
<hi rend="italic">These contained similar expressions of threats against the witness, his son, and also insulting remarks upon his solicitor, Mr. Maxfield</hi>)—I summoned the prisoner for threatening me about 29th April, and my representative then mentioned the letters to the Magistrate—the detective had them in his possession, but he did not turn up till four o'clock, and the case was over a little after two, he had the letters in his pocket—apart from the letters, I had no reason to suspect the prisoner—I am not on bad terms with anybody—I have not had to prosecute several people for assaulting me or using threatening language—my son prosecuted some persons for breaking into his premises, and one got twelve months and the other eight months—they did not use any threats when they came out; they went to Australia a long time ago—I had to take proceedings once against a man named Gates, but I did not appear against him—Mr. Maxfield is my solicitor's managing clerk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-151" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS POLLOCK</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness—I carry on business as a clothier at 220, St. George Street, and also at 601, Holloway Road—in 1887 I gave the prisoner permission to sleep on my premises for a considerable time—I found it necessary to give him notice to go about a week before Bank Holiday in August, 1888—I asked my father to give the notice—in 1888 a burglary was attempted at my place, a window and some bars were broken, and some locks were broken; I employed the prisoner to purchase some new ones—I was with my father on Bank Holiday, and saw this letter; I did not see him receive it, we went with it to Leman Street Police-station, and gave it to Inspector Corsby.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> One door divides my father's place from mine—I prosecuted two Germans for breaking into my premises in May or June, 1887—I have been threatened by the prisoner; I am in fear of my life—I made no charge against the prisoner in reference to the burglary; he did not live there then—after that I had him in the house for safety.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM ASHLEY"/>WILLIAM ASHLEY MAXFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and am managing clerk to Mr. Elderton—I had and have the conduct of the case of Roach v. Pollock in the Chancery Division, in which case the prosecutor is the defendant—on 30th April I attended at the Police-court, and applied for a warrant against the prisoner for assault, and using threatening language towards the prosecutor—I did not get a warrant, but got a summons, and the prisoner was bound over in his own recognisances in £10 to keep the peace towards Mr. Pollock for six months—on 29th April I was at Mr. Pollock's shop, 223, St. George Street—there was some row between Mr. Pollock and the prisoner; what it was I cannot say, but a few minutes afterwards I heard the prisoner say, "I will swear your life away; I have done it already; I don't mind your b——lawyer, Maxfield, tell him to pay his lodgings."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was before the Magistrate; I did not mention the row between the prisoner and Mr. Pollock; I was not asked; I was represented by counsel, and none of these letters were produced, but reference</p>
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<p>was made to them by counsel; he said the detective had them, but he was not there—the prisoner did not make a charge of assault against the prosecutor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-153" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DOLDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Detective N</hi>). On 6th August, 1888, the prosecutor made a complaint to me, and brought a letter containing a threat to murder, and set fire to his place—I have lost it; I don't know how.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I read it through—I have not seen it for six or seven months—I must have mislaid or destroyed it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-154" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER LOPES</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser, at 72, Well Street, St. George's—Inspector Marshall called on me this month, and showed me this envelope with my address on it—I had seen the prisoner write it in my house in 1887 at my request—I have employed the prisoner to write for me, as I cannot write or read myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-155" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CORSBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>). In August last the prosecutor made a communication to me, to the effect that he had received an anonymous threatening letter; he showed it me, I read it, and submitted it to my superintendent—on 25th May this year, the prisoner came to Leman Street Police-station and made a statement, I requested him to put it in writing—I saw him write and sign it; this is it—
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>, "A man named Sam came in the shop to-day and struck me on the head, and I feel the pain in it; 221, St. George Street"—I think he said he did not know the man's other name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-156" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MARSHALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I received a warrant for the prisoner's arrest, and on the same day saw him in Wells Street—I said, "What is your name?"—he said, "Burke"—I said, "I am an inspector of police, Marshall is my name, from Scotland Yard, "and pointing to the other inspector I said, "This is an inspector also; I hold a warrant for your apprehension for sending letters threatening to kill Mr. Pollock, and to burn down his place"—I produced the letters and said, "These are the ones you are charged with sending"—he said, "I know nothing about the letters, it is a conspiracy; that Mr. Maxfield must have written them; they have imitated my writing from something I wrote at Pollock's; they have done it between them"—I took him to Leman Street station, and read the warrant to him; he made no further reply, except that he gave his address as 3, Panton Rents, Ratcliff; he said he was living there with a woman named Golding—I said, "I shall have to go and search your room"—he said, "You will find no one at home; you will find the key of the room over the door"—I went to that address; I found the key where he told me—I searched the room, but only found a sheet of plain paper and the summons which has been alluded to—after that I called on the witness Lopes, and produced this envelope; it was also produced at the Police-court when the prisoner was charged—he had an opportunity of seeing it—he said that he wrote it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I arrested him on 28th May—he denied the charge—the paper I found in his room does not correspond with any of the letters.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-157" type="given" value="GEORGE SMITH"/>GEORGE SMITH INGLIS</persName> </hi>. I am an expert in handwriting, my offices are at 8, Red Lion Square—the documents produced have been placed in my hands—I have examined them, and compared them with the envelope written by the prisoner—I have observed some points of similarity between them—I believe the letters are all written in a disguised hand—I have written a report upon the matter (
<hi rend="italic">The witness read the report,</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">which entered into a minute detail of the similarities and peculiarities of the letters and envelope</hi>)—I believe the letters to have been written by the same person who wrote the envelope and the document produced by Inspector Marshall.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-571-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Saintmire.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 946). On the 1st May, about a quarter-past four p. m., I was on plain clothes duty, and saw the two prisoners in New Broad Street; they entered an omnibus, and one sat on one side, and one on the other—I followed on foot to St. Paul's Station—when they got out together, and went to the Times Coffee House; they came out in twenty minutes, and went to Ludgate Circus, when they got into an omnibus and sat one on each side—I followed on foot to Charing Cross Station; they got out by the post office, crossed the street, stood a short time, and entered another omnibus running East; I followed on foot to Ludgate Circus; they got out by the King Loud public-house, crossed to Bridge Street, and entered a public-house; came out in ten minutes, and remained outside for some minutes—I spoke to Detective Holmes—the prisoners then went to Ludgate Circus and entered another omnibus running West; we followed them on foot to Charing Cross; they got out and crossed the street again, remained a few minutes, and entered another omnibus running East, which passed over Waterloo Bridge—several ladies got out at Waterloo Station, but the prisoners remained in and got out at London Road, crossed the road and entered a public-house; they came out in a few minutes, and entered another omnibus, which took them to Old Kent Road where they entered a tram-car, which took them to the Elephant and Castle; we both ran after the car; they got out and entered a public-house; came out in a few minutes and entered an omnibus running to the City, one sitting on each side—we got into that omnibus, got off at London Bridge, and followed it on foot to Liverpool Street, and when it stopped the prisoners got out, and then a lady said, "I have lost my purse; Green got out first—I said to Saintmire, "I am a police officer, I take you in custody for being concerned with another woman in stealing a purse;" she said, "I don't know anything about it, not me"—I took her to the station—she was carrying a bag.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>. Four journeys had been made before I got on the front of the omnibus—I saw Saintmire hand a £5 note from her breast to Detective Holmes—he said, "You are going to be searched, if you like you can hand over what you have got"—she said she got It from her sister—I did not ask her sister's address; she gave her own address, 37, Sidney Street, and said she had lived there three weeks—I made inquiry there, and the landlady told me that Saintmire had a £5 note sent her by her sister, who kept a fish-shop at one time, but not then, and the prisoner said that she had been employed there—she said she was out that day looking for a new shop.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 483). On the 1st May, about five o'clock, Shepherd spoke to me, and I saw the two prisoners conversing at Ludgate Circus—they moved to the bottom of Fleet Street, where the omnibuses stop, and got into one going West, in which were several ladies; they sat on opposite sides—I followed them to Charing Cross, where they both alighted—I followed them in another omnibus to the Elephant and Castle, where they got into another omnibus, and I got on top and rode to London Bridge, where I alighted and ran after it, and noticed that the prisoners had changed sides—when it got to Liverpool Street Green got out, followed by Saintmire, and walked quickly away—I caught hold of Green and found this purse in her left hand; it contained £1 18s. 11 3/4 d. and some papers—I said, "Is this your purse?"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "lama police officer, if this is your purse of course you can tell me pretty nearly what is inside of it"—she made no answer—I said, "You will be charged with another woman with stealing a purse from a lady in an omnibus—she made no reply—I took her to the station, and again said, "If this is your purse you can tell me pretty nearly what is inside"—she said, "I may as well tell the truth; I was in the omnibus, I saw a lady pay her fare, and as she was putting her purse back it did not go into her pocket, but fell down on the seat by the side of her; after she left the omnibus I picked it up and was walking away with it"—Mrs. Robinson was in the omnibus when the prisoners got out—I said to the prisoners, "You are both going to be searched; if you like to produce what you have I will take it," and Saintmire produced a £5 note from her breast, and this purse and some duplicates—Green refused her address, Saintmire gave hers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-164" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Antony Robinson, of 54, Chislehurst Road, Bromley—on May 1 I was in an omnibus going to Liverpool Street, and saw the prisoners there—Green sat opposite me, and then came over and sat by my side—I had paid my fare before she changed sides—I am sure I put my purse in my pocket on my right side—I missed it when I got to Liverpool Street—there was £1 18s. 11 3/4 d. and other things in it—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>. I saw Saintmire as well—she did not change sides, but she moved further up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Green's Defence.</hi> "When I got into the omnibus it was very hot, and I went to sleep; two people got out, I woke up and went across, and saw the purse lying there. The lady passed me and got out first, and I picked the purse up and got out; I did not run away. "(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters.</hi>)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAINTMIRE</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 2nd May, about 6. 45, I saw the prisoners at Broad Street Station—they stood about for some time, and then got into an omnibus going towards the Mansion House—I followed them, and they got out—I spoke to Shepherd and went after the omnibus; the conductor told me something and I went back and found Shepherd in King William Street, and saw the two prisoners standing over the grating of 77, Lombard Street, standing face to face, and I noticed some papers—a gentleman went into No. 77, and</p>
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<p>they moved to No. 80, and stood over another grating, and after a few minutes went towards Cornhill, where they got into an omnibus going to London Bridge—I went back to 77, Lombard Street, and on the wirework inside the grating I found this second-class railway ticket, and these two bills crumpled up—we then went to the grating of No. 80, and on a window-ledge inside the grating we found this purse empty and at the bottom of the area a number of slips of yellow paper, which I afterwards found were pawn-tickets for a pair of diamond earrings—about 8. 30 I went to Liverpool Street and saw the conductor I had spoken to before, and in consequence of what he told me I went to Mrs. Lever's and identified the articles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>. I think I had seen Saintmire once before—I saw her next at a quarter to four on the day they were arrested, in company with Green—I was with Shepherd when he started from Liverpool Street at a quarter to seven—I have not made inquiries as to where Saintmire was that night—I have not seen Mr. Burrell—I was close to her when she got into the omnibus—I knew Green before, better than Saintmire—I kept about ten yards behind the omnibus the whole length of Broad Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt as to Saintmire.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-169" type="given" value="CLEMENT"/>CLEMENT SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I have heard Sager's evidence, and corroborate it in every particular.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Sager spoke to me in front of the Mansion House—I was ten yards from them—I knew Green before; but not Saintmire.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-170" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE LEVER</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at Stratford—this purse and two bills and pawn-ticket are mine—on the evening of May 2nd I went to the Mansion House Station in an omnibus, and before I got out I missed my purse, containing two or three shillings, from my right pocket—Green sat by my side in the omnibus—I did not notice Saintmire.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Green's Defence.</hi> "I was not out that day. Because I was taken on the other they have brought this against me, but I know nothing about it. "
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT SAGER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not arrest them on May 2nd, because when I spoke to the conductor he spoke to the passengers, and they said they had lost nothing, but he communicated with a lady, and I got her address, and found she had lost her purse.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-573-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>*—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-573-18890624 t18890624-573-punishment-30"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAINTMIRE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEVAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES JELLICO</hi> </persName>. I am a clerk, of Allerton Lane, Stoke Newington—on 21st April, about 12. 30 midnight, I was in Upper Street, Islington, wearing a gold watch and chain—I had looked at my watch shortly before—I got into a cab and found my chain hanging down; my watch was gone—I informed the police at once—on 27th April I saw an account</p>
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<p>in a paper, went to Whitehall Place, saw Tonbridge, and described my watch—this is it; it is worth £25; it has my monogram on the back; the bow is gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have had it about two years—I can bring the warranty I had with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know that anybody came up to me—I was by myself in the cab.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-175" type="given" value="THOMAS BENJAMIN"/>THOMAS BENJAMIN MUGGERIDGE</persName> </hi>. I live at Crystal Palace Park Road—on 17th April I was in the Dyke Road, Brighton, about ten p. m.; a man asked me for a light; I gave him one, and he snatched my watch and chain and walked away—I am very lame, and was alarmed, and glad to get away—this is my watch; I have had it more than ten years; I got it from Marsh, of Dorking; it has my coat of arms and motto on it; it cost me £30—the maker's name (Marsh) has now been taken away, and the name of Dent put on instead.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made no complaint to the police at the time—it has my crest and motto on it now—the alteration is inside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890624-name-176" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-176" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MARSH</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, of High Street, Dorking—I sold this watch to Mr. Muggeridge in 1867, the number was 4685, and my name was on the top plate—the name of Dent has now been put there, and the number altered to 19790—my name and the number appears on another part.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The number on the face has not been altered, nor my name—I cannot see any sign of the number inside being obliterated, it is taken so clean off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890624-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890624-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-177" type="given" value="GUSTAVE"/>GUSTAVE MYER</persName> </hi>. I am a watch importer, of 11, Hatton Garden—I travel with watches—on 28th March I was staying at the Clarence Hotel, Manchester, with a case containing between 1,200 and 1,500 watches—I left it locked in my room that night, and the room door was locked and I had the key—I went to the room next morning and found the door still locked—I went in and found both my stock-cases broken open and watches gone, value £800 or £900—I informed the police, but heard nothing more till after the prisoner's place was searched—I then went to Old Street Station, and some gold watches were shown to me—I identified eight of them—three of them have my firm's initials on them, and I know five by the numbers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Five hundred or six hundred watches had the firm's initials on them—only twelve watches like this one (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) have been imported in the course of the year—I identify this as one of our make, and as one I took to Manchester—I have the invoice in my pocket with the numbers of five of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890624-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890624-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890624-name-178" type="surname" value="BELFONTAINE"/>
<interp inst="t18890624-name-178" type="given" value="ALEXANDER ANTONY"/>ALEXANDER ANTONY BELFONTAINE</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, of Exmouth Street, Clerkenwell—on 18th April I fastened my place up and left it safe about 12. 30, and about 7 a. m. I found it had been broken open with a crowbar and centrebit, and watches, chains, and other articles stolen, value about £40—I informed the police, and on 26th April was invited to Old Street Police-station, where I identified this watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) as one of those stolen from my place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I identify it by the old-fashioned bow, by the general appearance, and by the back being broken, and two pins being out of the dial—it was brought to me to repair.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is not in the same state now, it had the dome on.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">C. JELLICO</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When I saw the watch the second time it was all right, but the bow was gone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890624-name-179" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-179" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAYWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, of Charles Street, Hatton Garden—on the night of January 18th my shop was broken into; a panel had been cut out; and when I came next morning I found a policeman in possession of the premises—I missed some drum clocks and clock movements—after the prisoner's place was searched I identified this clock by a broken square at the back of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is no private mark on it—I must have taken it in exchange—it is a very ordinary clock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890624-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890624-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890624-name-180" type="surname" value="HINE"/>
<interp inst="t18890624-name-180" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HINE</persName> </hi>. I live at Maryport, Sunderland—on 19th January, about 11. 30 a. m., I was in Pentonville Road—two women spoke to me—a man came up; I was knocked down—the women held my arms, and I was robbed of my gold watch, value £18—the police afterwards showed me the works of my watch—I had left it at Frodsham's to be cleaned in August, 1887—the works bore the name of John Walker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I identify it by the maker's name and number, which I got from Frodsham's, and by its general appearance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890624-name-181" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-181" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY MASON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Frodsham, of Gracechurch Street—on 21st August, 1887, Mr. Hine left a watch to be cleaned and repaired—I took the particulars, "A gold-faced full plate lever, by Walker, 49736"—I took the number from the top plate—I cannot identify these works, but on the top where there was the number 49736 I now find No. 49738—I cannot say whether the number on the top plate has been changed or a fresh plate put on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I find no trace of the alteration—the numbers on the top plate and on the pillar plate are occasionally different.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890624-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890624-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-182" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Dectective Sergeant G</hi>). From information I received from Inspectors Peel and Tonbridge, on 26th April, Durrant and I went to the prisoner's premises, 1, President Street, St. Luke's, which is a private house; I said to him, "We are going to take you in custody for receiving a gold watch, stolen from a gentleman in Pentonville Road, on the 19th January last"—he made no reply—on the first floor front and back rooms we found a large quantity of watches and watch movements; I left a constable there, and took the prisoner to Old Street station—I returned to the house about ten o'clock, and made a minute search—we took up the carpet and floor-cloth on the first floor landing, and examined the boards, one of which was a little loose; I took it up, searched under the adjoining boards, and found this cashbox (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); the key was in it; I opened it, and found a number of gold and silver watches,. and among them the eight gold watches identified by Mr. Myer, the one identified by Mr. Jellico, with the bow broken; the one identified by Mr. Belfontaine, and a number of others; also the case of the watch identified by Mr. Muggeridge, and the top plate, but not the works—I also found some gold folders—I searched other parts of the house; there were no books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I searched the house from top to bottom—I found no safe—the box was crammed full of watches—there were ten gold ones and seven silver ones.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-183" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DURRANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer G</hi>). On 28th January I searched the prisoner's premises—I did not find the place on the landing—I was present when he was arrested on April 16th, and in the room used as a</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> With reference to many of the watches, he said, "I have got them to clean and re-gild."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I had the conduct of these proceedings—I received information, and the constables searched on 28th January, but I took no steps—when they searched again on April 16th I had this paper (
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<hi rend="italic">See Vol.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CIX</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">p.</hi> 522); any remark you make may be used against you"—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Those men are undergoing penal servitude for life.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When I searched the place on the 28th he said, "I bought movements in Duke's Place; you can buy anything you like there on a Sunday morning."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found watch 49736 there on the 26th, and another watch without a number—I asked him how he came by them—he said, "I have got them to clean and regild"—I said, "Who for?"—he said, "I refuse to mention any name; "I found two small gold watches and a gilt-plated case, and asked him about them—he said, "To tell you the truth, I bought them in Dune's Place; you can buy anything you like on Sunday mornings; the small lady's watch is my daughter's, the other watch is my son's"—I took possession of those things in January; no claim was made, only for Mr. Hine's watch, which had been stolen.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction at this Court on 27th January</hi>, 1871—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Shea.</hi> You were coming up from the river; it is a public thoroughfare.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Shea.</hi> You were searched, but not before you were taken from the charge-room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Crawley.</hi> Mr. Atkins said that it was the same kind of tobacco as he sold, but he could not swear to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crawley's Defence.</hi> I was going to the waterside, as cattle boats come there; I saw this row, and saw the watchman running after me; two policemen met me, and asked me what was the matter; I said I did not know.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of burglary at this Court on May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1386.—
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I saw a teapot and a razor in your hand—you do not bear malice to me; you have always done me more good than harm.</p>
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