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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, October 21st, 1889, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-2" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES FITZJAMES STEPHEN</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., Recorder of the City;
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-6" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-7" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-8" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-9" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>HORATIO DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-10" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HART</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-11" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-12" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-13" type="given" value="WALTER HENRY"/>WALTER HENRY HARRIS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK KYNASTON METCALFE</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITEHEAD, MAYOR. TWELFTH 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, October</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-804-offence-1 t18891021-name-29"/>Messrs. Woodhouse and Rawson, Limited</persName>, and stealing various instrument's.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-804-18891021 t18891021-804-punishment-7"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour each.</rs> </hi>There was another indictment against the Prisoners.</p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-805-18891021 t18891021-805-punishment-8"/>Fifteen Months' Hard labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-806-offence-1 t18891021-name-36"/>Herbert John Kyberd</persName> a dead pig", with intent to defraud; also to a conviction of felony in October, 1882.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-808-18891021 t18891021-808-punishment-11"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18891021-811-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing a post
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<interp inst="t18891021-812-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-812-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-812-18891021 t18891021-812-punishment-15"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCLASKEY</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, of 17, Sardinia Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields—we have a shop, and a dwelling-house above it—on 25th August, about 4. 30 a. m., a constable called me—I went down and found some of the goods had been moved, and some were gone—I missed 1 1/4 lb. of tobacco, four packets of cocoa, 3 lb. of German sausage, 4lb. of brawn, 12 jam tarts, a box of cigarette papers, 14 lb. of sugar, and about 1s. in bronze—the entry had been effected by pushing out a panel of the front door—there was the mark of an instrument at the bottom of the panel of the parlour-door leading to the shop—the value of the things lost is 30s.—I left the house safe when I went to bed—I identified the cigars, tobacco, and chocolate at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-49" type="given" value="AMBROSE"/>AMBROSE HUSKEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 338). On 25th August, about 3 a. m., I was at the corner of Sardinia Street and Vere Street, and saw four men cross Sardinia Street from No. 17 to No. 24—I believe Toomey was one of them; Jones handed him to me; I said nothing, but he said, "I have only just come down; I was going hopping "—I did not know him—he said at the station, "I had only been down half an hour, and I was going hopping"—after Pharaoh returned Toomey opened the door of No. 24, and said, "I live here"—we searched the passage and found this property there, and 4 lb. of brawn in the back yard, which was given to the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Toomey.</hi> I did not see you come out of No. 24.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-50" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN IRELAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 183). On August 25th, about 3 a. m., I was in Sardinia Street, and saw Toomey and three others carrying parcels in their arms—they entered No. 24, and I went to No. 17, and found it had been broken open—I ran back to No. 24, and found Toomey just opening the door from the inside—I caught hold of him—there were three others in the passage—he struggled, and the door was shut against me—I gave a signal to Huskey, who came—the door was partly opened, and I pulled the prisoner out—the door was then shut, shutting him out and the others in—I handed him over to Huskey, and went to No. 22 at the back, where I saw a man scaling the wall—I went round to Little Wild Street, but failed to make any apprehension—I found No. 17 had been broken open, the panel split in two, making a swing-door of the panel, and the two bolts wrenched from the boxes—the prisoner was taken to the station and searched—he said, "I have only been out half an hour; I was going hopping with a man named Cook and his family "—we had a great struggle outside No. 24, and Toomey got me down on the ground till another constable arrived—on September 7th we took Jennings in Sardinia Place—he was very violent all the way to the station, and at Bow Street he said, "I will do for you, Jack Ireland,'' and kicked me backwards on my leg—it pained me very much, and there has been a bruise up to a few days ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-51" type="given" value="DEBORAH"/>DEBORAH PAYNE</persName> </hi>. My husband is a tinman, of 28, Sardinia Street—on 25th August I was very ill, and was sitting up—I live immedi
<lb/>ately opposite No. 17, in front of which there is a street lamp—I saw the two prisoners and another man standing at the lamp-post looking at something, which looked like a knife—Toomey lives two doors off, but I only know him by sight; he used to live opposite—the street door of No. 17 was opened, and the three walked in, and another with them—Toomey came out alone with a big bag—Jennings and another young
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> ran across the road from No. 17—that was before Toomey was taken—I have no doubt about either of the prisoners—I knew thorn before—it was not daylight—it is not a wide street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Toomey.</hi> You came across the road towards your door—I saw you taken in custody—this letter has been sent to me, threatening me if I give evidence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PHARAOH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 366). On 7th September I saw Jennings standing at the comer of Sardinia Street—he took a belt off his waist, twisted it round his wrist, and said, "You come near me, and I will cut your lights out," before I said anything to him—I blew my whistle; he ran away, but after a smart chase he was taken—he said at the station that the money in the till was all bad, and he could not spend it—a tobacco-box and belt were found on him, and some characters which were returned to him; they referred to him as an honest man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Toomey's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I can always earn an honest living, and always could get employment and keep it so as to have a character. I was not properly out of work; I was to be put on work the first vacancy. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Toomey.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-53" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY TOOMEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Jeremiah Toomey, a labourer, who is ill in bed—James Toomey is my son—on Sunday morning, August 25th, I heard him go upstairs at 2. 30—he took off his things, and sat in a chair for half an hour; I told him to have a good rest, and a breakfast</p>
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<p>before he started; he was going hopping with some parties, and I tied up his corduroy trousers and jacket and boots and some grub—he had been in constant work; he got a week's notice, but he was sent for again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot read writing—I do not know my son's writing—this letter looks very much like his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Jennings.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891021-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891021-name-54" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-54" type="surname" value="JENNINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-54" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH JENNINGS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Jennings, a tailor, of 12, Vine Court; the prisoner Jennings is my son—on this Saturday night he came home at ten o'clock, and went to bed at twelve, and got up at three and went out, saying he was going to see the hoppers go away, and he was coming back to go to the Great Northern—he did not come back; I saw him again at 6. 30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We live four or five streets from Sardinia Street—that is not very near Clare Market; it is in Lincoln's Inn Fields—on the night of the burglary, Saturday, he went to work at the Great Northern at a quarter to twelve, and came home at a quarter to one o'clock, and said, "Mother, I was too late"—the burglary was on the Sunday morning, and he did not go out till 4. 30.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I described both men to the police, and picked out Jennings at Bow Street from a number of others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Toomey's Defence.</hi> I think it very hard that I cannot come out of the house where I live. My father is dying, and my mother met with an accident.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jennings handed in a written statement denying all knowledge of the robbery.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-813-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>†—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-813-18891021 t18891021-813-punishment-16"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JENNINGS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">See next page.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARA VICKERS</hi> </persName>
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<lb/>lawfully obtaining three mantles and other goods from
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-58" type="surname" value="LYONS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-814-offence-1 t18891021-name-58"/>Frederick Moses Lyons</persName> by false pretences.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, for obtaining goods from other persons.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRANCIS WILLIAMS, Q. C,
<hi rend="italic">W</hi> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOYSES</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">This was a voluntary prosecution, the case having been dismissed by the Magistrate after seven hearings. Civil proceedings had also been unsuccessfully taken.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>, during the progress of the case, intimated that they had agreed, and, with the sanction of the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>, they found the prisoners.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARIA MORAN</hi> (37)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </hi> to forging and uttering two pawn-tickets, with intent to defraud.—</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN JENNINGS</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">See last page</hi>) for unlawfully assaulting
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-816-offence-1 t18891021-name-61"/>John Ireland</persName>, a police officer, in the execution of his duty.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi> Prosecuted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891021-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891021-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-62" type="surname" value="IRELAND"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-62" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN IRELAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 183). On 7th September I assisted Pharaoh in arresting the prisoner; I was in uniform—he was told that the charge was breaking into 17, Sardinia Street on the night of August 25th; he said "All right"—Pharaoh and Huskey took him to the station, and I followed close behind—there was a very large crowd, and he was shouting to his friends, "Don't let those b—s—s take me," and struck me in Clare Market—he went quietly for a little way, but in. Kemble Street he called to his friends again to rescue him, and started struggling, and when we got to Bow Street he turned round and said, "I will do for you.
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> Ireland, and deliberately kicked back and kicked me on my right knee-cap—he then threw himself on the ground, and we carried him to the station—I suffered much pain for days, and there was
<hi rend="italic">t</hi>, bruise there till last week—I was not examined by a surgeon.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-63" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-63" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 324). I was in Kemble Street, and saw the prisoner in Ireland's custody—a rush was made to rescue him—I kept the people back, and the prisoner said, "All right, Mr. White, I will go quietly now"—he went quietly about forty yards, and then began struggling—we had great difficulty with him for twenty yards—he then went quietly again till we got to Bow Street, where he shouted, "Don't lot the s—s take me; I will do for you.
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> Ireland," and kicked backwards, and kicked Ireland on his knee.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PHARAOH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 366). I did not see the assault on Ireland—I was in front, holding the prisoner by his neck and arm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did
<hi rend="italic">not frogmarch</hi> you to the station, •or put my knuckles in the back of your neck.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-816-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY Recommended to mercy by the Jury.—</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t18891021-816-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-816-18891021 t18891021-816-punishment-18"/>Nine Month'' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-817-18891021" type="age" value="38"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENEY HERBERT</hi> (38)</persName>
<rs id="t18891021-817-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18891021-817-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-817-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a receipt for the payment of 10s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROUTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891021-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891021-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-66" type="surname" value="HORNE"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-66" type="given" value="NOAH"/>NOAH HORNE</persName> </hi>. I am a coachman to an undertaker, and live at 12, Stayton Street, Chelsea—I am a member of the Junior Social Slate Club—these are the rules (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—we subscribe 7d. a week, 6d. of which is for sharing out, and Id. for the sick fund—the sharing out is among ourselves for a Christmas dinner—the prisoner was the secretary, and received the money—he had 3d. a quarter from each member for his services—I first began to pay him on April 1st, and my last payment was on September 16th—I went on paying till he was dismissed—this 10 U for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., signed N. Home, is not my writing—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my signature—no one had access to the books except the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The books were kept at his place, 14, Pont Terrace, but the proceedings were carried on at the Marlborough Arms—the Slate Club is a Friendly Society; it is not registered—the receipts are given out of a receipt-book with counterfoils to it; if you have a loan, a receipt is taken out of the book, and you sign for it—this is the cashbook; the treasurer keeps it; I know nothing about it—this is the contribution-book; and this is my book; it says, *'2s. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., J. B."—"J. B." is</p>
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<p>J. Barrett, who fell ill and died suddenly—he got the penny for his funeral; he got 1s. from each member—we have a secretary, a chairman, two trustees, and a check secretary—the account was never overdrawn—a general meeting appoints two members as auditors, and the chairman and two members act as stewards; they visit the sick—if the auditors find anything wrong, the secretary would have to make up the difference
<lb/>before anyone can get a loan, this man has to become responsible to the treasurer, who then signs his name to the I O U—the club have asked me
<lb/>to pay this money; I was not in the club-room on 6th May when he forged my name—I have been five times at Westminster Police-court; it was put off for six weeks, and bail was refused—I do not know the difference between a receipt and an I O U; you have an I O U, and you put your name to it, and that is a receipt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. If you sign your name that you owe a person a sum of money, that is a receipt for the sum—there is no date on it—I was not there on 6th May, but I say that he did it because it is in the loan book.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was not on the committee, and do not understand the management of the money affairs; the prisoner lends the loans and signs his name to the I O U's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-67" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MUSGROVE</persName> </hi>. I manage the Feathers public-house, Taplow Common, and am manager to Mr. James, the treasurer of the Junior Social Slate Club—it is my duty to receive the money after the secretary has received it, and if the secretary wanted any money for sick persons or loans he used to give me a receipt, and I gave him the money; I had money in hand; this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a loan of 10s. from Herbert to Mr. Horne—he brought me the money afterwards, deducting the loans—the prisoner's duty was to sit there and take the money, and bring it over to me; I used to sign the book for the amount I received, and he used to sign for what money he deducted from the amount—this book, which is in the prisoner's writing, shows the amount paid to me on Monday night, and if there were loans or sick pay I used to deduct it from the money in hand—I was at the club on May 6th; the entry here is, "By cash, £3 10s. 9 1/2 d., S. Musgrove;" and opposite that, "May 6th, sick pay, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; loans, £1 10s. "—that did not take up all the money—this is Barrett's writing, "By cash, £3 11s. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.," and on the other side, "Postage, 6d.; cash by loan, £2. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is the book I used to keep, and Mr. Herbert has signed for all money in that book, and he used to keep this other book; my signature is not in that, Herbert signed it; I used to sign his book—I did not sign for cash loans and sick pay; the secretary signed that—the prisoner signed his name every week; there are scores of his signatures, and so there are of mine—the club met at a public-house at eight o'clock, and closed at ten, but the house closed at 12. 30—this book was kept by the secretary; I have nothing to do with any book but the little book—I cannot give you any idea how much the prisoner has accounted for—the club only lasts a year, it is called the Junior, because there is another, the Senior, which meets on Saturday nights, and the Junior on Mondays—I cannot give you any idea how much money I took; there were about sixty members, and we used to share out about 25s.—it is eight weeks last Thursday since I ceased to be treasurer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM AYRES</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, of 23, D'Oyley Street, Chelsea, and am a member of the Junior Social Slate Club, and paid my sub
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<p>weekly—this is not my signature, nor did I receive the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; it is a forgery—the receipt was torn out on May 20th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If a Junior Social Slater is unable to go to the club, he can send the money by anybody he thinks proper—this is the I O U book—10s. is the maximum amount allowed to be borrowed; two sums of 10s. could not be borrowed at the same time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-69" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MUSGROVE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The receipt for 10s. and 10s. sick pay was given to me by the prisoner, "Received of T. Musgrove, for loan what was forgot, the sum of £1.—H. Herbert"—that is the prisoner's writing—on 25th June I made an advance to the prisoner, and this document was given to me, "Sick pay, £1; loan, £1 10s. "—that was on the
<lb/>24th—I handed £1 to the secretary, and 10s. to "William Fryer, who was waiting to receive it, on the faith of this receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FRYER</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 1, Marlborough Street, Chelsea—I am a member of this club—on Tuesday, 25th June, about 10 a. m., I met the prisoner by arrangement; I went into the public-house, and this paper was written out—Musgrove gave Herbert £1, and Herbert gave me 10s. out of it, and put the other 10s. in his pocket—this "W. Fryer" on this document (C) is my writing—I had the loan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I signed the document for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., not for £1.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-71" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DENGATE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 641). I served a summons on the prisoner about 23rd or 24th July, for uttering a forged receipt for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud—he said he never intended to cheat the society.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-817-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY of the uttering. He received a good character.—</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-817-18891021 t18891021-817-punishment-19"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CORNELIUS COSTELLO</hi> (39)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-818-offence-1 t18891021-name-73"/>Thomas Sibley</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18891021-name-74" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-74" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SIBLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Sibley, of 111, Murray Street, Hoxton; he lives in the house—on Sunday, September 22nd, about 10 p. m., I was sitting in the; basement, reading, and heard a knock at the door—I went up and saw the prisoner bursting my street door in—he came half-way along the passage—I was half-way up the kitchen stairs, so that I could see and he could see me—he said, "Your neighbour's house is on fire"—I said, "Thank you," and called to my lodger, "For God's sake, Jones, make haste, the house is on fire!"—Mr. Jones and his wife came down, and when the prisoner saw them he ran away, and Mr. Jones ran after him, and after a very violent struggle brought him back—the door had been fastened with a latch, which opened with a key; it was broken away, and a piece of, wood broken off, and the catch which held the lock was lying in the passage with a piece of wood attached to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had a light in the basement room, and there was a light in the hall—I have two other lodgers besides Mr. and Mrs. Jones: they had gone to bed—there was a knock at the door first, and the door was burst in two or three minutes afterwards—there is no bell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-75" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-75" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JONES</persName> </hi>. I lodge at this house—about 10. 30 on this night Mrs. Sibley called upstairs, "Joe, for God's sake come down, fire!"—I had just taken my waistcoat off—I went down, and saw the prisoner; he left, and I went after him about 100 yards, and caught him at the bottom of Mary Street; I caught him by his throat and said, "I want you "—he</p>
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<p>said, "You s——, I will do for you; I could do two of you"—I got him by the throat, we struggled, and I fell on top of him; a constable came up, and caught him just as he was going to kick me on my head—he said at the station, "You s——, if I do twenty years for it I will do for you"—I said, "You won't. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not gone to bed; there was a light in my room.</p>
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<persName id="t18891021-name-76" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-76" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HUNT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 463). On September 22nd, about 10. 30 p. m., I was at Bookham Street fixed point, and heard cries of "Police!" proceeding from Murray Street, and saw the prisoner running towards me, followed by Jones—when within twelve yards of me Jones closed with him, and they both fell—the prisoner got up and kicked Jones—I caught hold of him—the prosecutrix came up, pointed to the prisoner, and said, "He has burst open my door, 111, Murray Street''—I took the prisoner back; he became very violent, and tried to get away—City Policeman 145 came to my assistance, and we took him to the station—on the way he said, "Leave go of me"—I declined, and he said, "If you don't leave go of me I will kick your bleeding——out," and kicked me on my legs several times—I had been on duty at the fixed point about an hour and a quarter, but heard no cry of fire.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are a great many people about on Sunday night; I was in uniform, and the prisoner ran towards me.</p>
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<persName id="t18891021-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891021-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-77" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BALDOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector G</hi>). I was at the station when the prisoner was brought in—he was then shamming drunkenness; he laid his head on his arm as he stood in the dock, and while I was investigating the charge he jumped up, and I found he was not drunk—he said, "You know me very well; you know more about me than all these put together; you know I only came out yesterday morning, and you see I have been and got drunk. As I was coming along a lot of people were calling out 'Fire,' and I thought it was the house next this one, and I went to warn them; it is not likely that I should go and knock at the door, and then burst it open, if I intended to steal anything"—I went to Murray Street, and found the door had been forced open by someone's shoulder, as far as I could judge; the catch of the lock was burst off, and the door-post splintered three or four inches above the lock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> ''I was in a public-house opposite, drinking with a man; he said I had had enough, and told me to go home and go to bed. I was very drunk; several boys said there was a fire; I said 'Where?' they said, 'There.' I knocked at the door and pushed it open, and said to the prosecutrix, 'There is a fire.' She called this man, and I ran away."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t18891021-819-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assault"/> for unlawfully assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-819-offence-1 t18891021-name-79"/>Joseph Jones</persName>, with intent to resist his lawful apprehension.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY GRIFFITH</hi> (23)</persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-820-offence-1 t18891021-name-81"/>John Griffith</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. FORREST FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CAROLINE FOSTER</hi>. I am a midwife in the Marylebone Workhouse—the prisoner was there at the end of March this year, and on the 28th she was confined of a male child—she remained at the workhouse until the 30th of April—she then left, taking the child with her—she had clothing given her for the child—the articles now produced came from my ward; they are similar to those which the child had when it left the workhouse—I saw the child every day while it was in the workhouse—the body of a child was shown to me at the mortuary—I noticed that it had a large head, and the prisoner's child had a large head; I thought it was her child by the head, that was all.</p>
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<persName id="t18891021-name-82" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-82" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE STAPLES</persName> </hi>. I am a servant out of place—I was stopping at the Gladstone Home for Servants, at 199, Great Portland Street—the prisoner came there on 10th September, with a baby six or seven months old—she stayed there till the 12th; she then went away, and came back on Saturday morning, the 14th—she saw the lady superior in my presence—she had the baby with her—I gave her some breakfast—I asked her what she was going to do—she said she was going to a lady's in Sloano Square, to try to get a home for the baby—we went there about half-past eleven, she carrying the baby—we called at Mrs. Hyndman's; a gentleman said Mrs. Hyndman could not see her, as she was going out, but she would see her one day next week—we then went to a Convent in Ashley Place, near Victoria Station, to try and get the baby in there—we saw a nurse, who said she could not take the baby, that they were so full, they only took a certain number—the prisoner did not say anything—I asked the nurse about it, and she said she could not give her any idea where to go—we came out, and I left the prisoner outside—this was about half-past three in the afternoon—I asked her what she was going to do; she said she did not know, she said she felt very tired—I told her I should go home—she had some money; I kept her purse when she went away on the Thursday till the Saturday morning; she had about 6s. 8d.—they do not take in children at our Home, they only take servants—the baby seemed very cross, and was crying when I left her—I got home about four or a little after—about half-past nine that same night I saw the prisoner again at the Home—I saw her come in the kitchen door—seeing she had not got the baby with her, I asked her where it was—she said, "I left it with a friend"—she said that to me and a few others—two or three of us asked her where the child was—she was only asked once—she was asked next morning (Sunday) if she did not miss the baby—she said she did a little—she remained at the Home until Tuesday, the 17th, when she was taken away by a detective—I went to the station that day; I there saw some baby's clothing, which I identified as those worn by the baby—I also saw the dead body, and identified it as the prisoner's child.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The baby cried very much from the time it came to the Home, and rather disturbed the inmates—on Thursday, the 12th, the lady superior said the child could not stay there any longer, and I went out with her about eleven or twelve to try and find a lodging—she had very little to eat that morning—we walked about the whole day, she not getting back till half-past nine at night—she was then told the child could not stay there another night, and she went away—the child was taken ill in the evening, and about eight o'clock I went with her to the London</p>
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<p>Temperance Hospital, in the Hampstead Road, and the child was seen by a doctor—it was suffering from convulsions very bad—the doctor gave a prescription for it, and it was brought home—it was somewhat about ten when she left the Home on Thursday night—I advised her to go to the workhouse where she had been confined—the next I saw of her was on the Saturday morning, somewhere between ten and eleven—she had some breakfast, bread-and-butter and tea, and then I went out and about with her all day—she was very tired, and so was I—when I saw her again at half-past nine I am sure the words she used were, "I left it with a friend"—Mrs. Nesbitt was in the office, and she told her so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-83" type="given" value="MARY LINCOLN"/>MARY LINCOLN NESBITT. I</persName> </hi> am secretary at the Servants' Home, 199, Great Portland Street—the prisoner came there on 10th September—she remained two nights—there is a rule against the admission of servants with children, but the prisoner was taken in out of charity, as it was so late, and we had known her hitherto as a respectable person—I saw her again on Saturday evening, the 14th, between nine and a quarter-past—she came into the office to me—she had not got the baby with her—I asked her what she had done with it—she said she had got it a home with a friend—we questioned her very severely where the friend was—she did not answer that; she said it was all right—she seemed very cheerful and comfortable; there was nothing suspicious in her demeanour—she remained in the Home until the Tuesday morning, when she was arrested—I subsequently pointed out some boxes to Inspector Greet, which he examined in my presence.</p>
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<persName id="t18891021-name-84" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-84" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA HYNDMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Hyndman, of 2, Sloane Square—I first knew of the prisoner through an old servant of mine—at the end of November or beginning of December she came up to me—I had some conversation with her as to her condition—she told me she was in the family-way—I kept her in my house about ten days; I then sent her to the Home in Great Portland Street—she afterwards went to the Marylebone Workhouse, and then to the Infirmary'—I saw her there; she remained there till 13th August—I then took her and her child with me to Margate; she remained with me there until 10th September, and I saw her daily—the child was very ill when we first went to Margate, and it was very ill off and on all the time; in fact, it was constantly ill; it had convulsions and a fit—I saw it in convulsions; it appeared to be dead; we gave it a hot bath, and it revived—I think that was on the 15th August, two days after we got to Margate—on the 10th September she left earlier in the day than I did—she wanted to go near the Foundling Hospital, so as to get the child taken in there—I did not know where she was going to that night; she was to write to me the next day—I did not see her again until I saw her at the Police-court on 18th September—I did not receive a letter from her the next day, I did the day after; I have not got it; she said in it that she was at the Home in Great Portland Street—on Saturday, the 14th, I heard of somebody calling, but I did not know it was the prisoner—on Monday, the 16th, I received another letter from the prisoner—I have endeavoured to find that letter, but could not—I believe I destroyed it—she said in that, that the child had had another fit, and it died in her arms in Hyde Park—I believe it mentioned her having called on me—it was addressed from Great Portland Street—I afterwards saw the child at the mortuary—the prisoner was in a very bad state of health when at Margate.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She suffered very much from headache—I saw her in Sloane Square in November or December, 1888—she then told me what her condition was, and I saw her in the workhouse before her confine
<lb/>ment—I saw her constantly before she went to the workhouse, and after
<lb/>wards before she was confined—she was kind and attentive to the child in every way—she went out with it every day—besides the fit on 15th August, the child had constant convulsions—Dr. Scatley, of Margate, was called in to the fit; I thought the child was dead—a Mrs. Quelch was there at the time; she is a woman with six children; she also thought the child was dead—it was revived by the warm bath, to my surprise; he lay as dead after that for some minutes—the prisoner took it to Dr. Scatley, and he prescribed for it—the child got a little fatter, but did not get better at Margate—on 10th September she returned before me—I did not see her when she called on the 12th—I saw her in St. George's Infirmary—she did not suckle the child.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-85" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER CLYDE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant A</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">produced and proved a plan of the place where the body of the child was found.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-86" type="given" value="JEREMIAH"/>JEREMIAH SPILLAIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 441). On Sunday morning, 15th September, about a quarter-past seven, I was on duty in Hyde Park by the Serpentine, near the boat-house at the edge of the water—I saw the body of a child behind the boat-house, face downwards—the water there was six or seven inches deep—I could not reach the body without wetting my feet, I had to draw my truncheon, and so I fetched the body out, and found it was the body of a male child—I conveyed it to the police
<lb/>station and sent for Dr. Tweed, who pronounced it to be dead; it was taken to the mortuary at Pimlico—I afterwards identified the same body there; Alice Staples also identified it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-87" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GREET</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector A</hi>). On 17th September I went to 199, Great Portland Street, and there saw the prisoner—I said, "You are Mary Griffith"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "I am a Detective Inspector, and am come to take you into custody, but before telling you what for, I caution you that whatever you say will be given in evidence before the Magistrate; I shall take you into custody on suspicion, of causing the death of your male child by drowning it in the Serpentine on Sunday last"—she said, "I did not do it, I left it with a friend "—she was afterwards taken to the Hyde Park Police-station—she was charged by the Inspector, and the charge was read to her—she was again charged with feloniously causing the death of the child—she said, "I have nothing to say. "</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891021-name-88" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-88" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD TWEED</persName> </hi>. I am a physician and surgeon, of 55, Upper Brook Street—on Sunday morning, 15th September, I was at the Hyde Park Police-station—I was there shown the body of a male child; I thought it had been dead some few hours, I could not tell exactly—I examined the body—there were no marks of violence on it—it was wet and dressed—I could not then tell how it came by its death—I subsequently made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination on the Tuesday—the body presented all the usual signs of death by drowning; the feet were drawn down and the hands clenched—on opening the chest I found the lungs very much distended and overlapping the heart, which is unusual except in cases of drowning—there was a quantity of frothy fluid in the lungs, and also in the trachea, frothy fluid was also oozing from the nostrils—the lungs when pinched presented a peculiar spongy character, also evidence of</p>
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<p>death by drowning—the heart was healthy, the left side was empty and contracted, the right side was gorged with blood; in the stomach there was a quantity of watery fluid, nothing else—in my opinion death was duo to suffocation by drowning—the child was fairly well nourished and very well clothed—it had the appearance of having been fairly well cared for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not examine the brain the first day—there was nothing abnormal there—children of this age are very subject to convulsions from teething and other causes—I have heard the evidence of the witnesses as to the convulsions—cold might produce them, I don't think it likely; cold followed by a little fever might do so—I have seen children in fits which leave them apparently dead—if the child was believed to be dead when thrown into the water, all the appearances I observed would be discovered; although a perfectly honest belief might exist that it was dead.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Children frequently have fits which leave no
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> appearances on the brain.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-820-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of the agitated and weak state in which she was at the time.—</rs> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18891021-820-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-820-18891021 t18891021-820-punishment-20"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-821-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to forging and uttering an order for the payment of £140;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-821-18891021 t18891021-821-punishment-21"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18891021-822-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-822-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-822-offence-1 t18891021-name-91"/>George Meacock</persName> and stealing 46 lb. of beef and four tongues. </rs>
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<interp inst="t18891021-822-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY of Larceny. He received a good character, and his master agreed to take him back.—</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18891021-822-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-822-18891021 t18891021-822-punishment-22"/>Three Days' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS MICHAEL SIMON</hi> </persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED ILLINGWORTH</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18891021-823-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing in 1886 two engravings, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-823-offence-1 t18891021-name-94"/>George Hollings</persName>.</rs> In
<hi rend="italic">another Count</hi> the prisoners were charged, with
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK DEANE</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18891021-823-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, with stealing a clock; and in
<hi rend="italic">another Count</hi> Simon and Illingworth with stealing a hearthrug of the said
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-823-offence-2 t18891021-name-96"/>George Hollings</persName>; and also with receiving the said goods.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted:</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Illingworth and Deane</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Simon.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891021-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891021-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-97" type="surname" value="HOLLINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-97" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOLLINGS</persName> </hi>. I am a hamster, and am now living at Brighton—in June, 1886, I had chambers at 1, Garden Court, Temple, which I closed at the end of June or the beginning of July, in consequence of ill
<lb/>health—the prisoner Illingworth was my clerk, and had the key—the chambers were closed for about eighteen months, till February, 1888—Illingworth continued in my employ down to Christmas, 1886, and I paid him his wages during that time, and it was his</p>
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<p>duty to go there to get the letters from time to time when he was able, but he was ill during September, October, and November, 1886—among other property there I had a timepiece, two engravings, and a hearthrug—I knew Simon twenty years bef have befriended him more than once, and got him situations, and he per
<lb/>formed Illingworth's duty when he was ill, and I presume had the key of my chambers—Illingworth was also in the service of another barrister—on September 8th Simon applied to me, and I employed him in the office of
<hi rend="italic">Agriculture</hi>, of which my brother was Editor—at the end of October, 1886, Illingworth was ill, and I had not seen him since August, but I told Simon I was very anxious as to the clock in my chambers, whether it was safe from damp, as I had suffered very much in health from the damp of the chambers—he said that Illingworth and he had moved it from the large room into the clerk's room, and there was no damp there—I did not see Illingworth till the end of November, 1886, when I told him what Simon had told me, and he said there was no damp in the small room—he left my employ at the end of the year, but I employed him in the newspaper office about March or April, 1887—I spoke to him several times about the timepiece, and he always told me it was quite safe and free from damp in the small room—I don't think he was in the habit of going to the chambers at that time; he always represented that he had lost the key—he wrote to me for my key, and I gave it to him; so I had none—he had my key in 1887—my brother visited the chambers first; that was in November, 1886—I did not go there from the end of June, 1886, to February, 1888—I then found the small room open, the place in disorder; the clock, pictures, and timepiece were gone; my drawers had been opened, and the contents strewed about the room; and letters, documents, and a great many things were missing—I communicated with the police at once—Deane acted as cleaner of the chambers—I think he came in May, 1886, and remained till the chambers were closed in June or July—he was employed by Illingworth—I had no conversation with him about the chambers—I applied at the Mansion House in February, 1888, for a warrant against Simon, but did not obtain it—I then looked out for him, and gave him in custody on the 19th August this year—I had only seen him twice before that, once at the Bankruptcy Court, when I endeavoured to give him in custody, but he disappeared—I met him afterwards at the Law Courts, and he disappeared again—August, 1889, was the first opportunity I had of giving him in custody—I then went to the station, where Simon said that he pledged the timepiece, but with my authority, and that he gave me the whole of the proceeds—that was false; I never gave anyone authority to pledge any of the articles mentioned in the indictment, or received any of the proceeds—while I was at the police
<lb/>station Illingworth came in, and I gave him in custody—the prisoners sent for Deane when they were at Bridewell Station—he came, but I don't think he made any statement—I did not give him in custody—about October, 1886, Deane met me in Coventry Street, and said he was in great distress, and asked me to assist him; I had no silver, but I sent him 5s.—I requested my brother to go to the chambers early in November, 1886—he made a communication to me, and I wrote to Deane to come and see me—he did not come, but he wrote this letter—it is not dated but the post-mark is November 22nd, 1886 (
<hi rend="italic">This was from Deane</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and stated on his solemn word that Simon had the key; that the door was locked to prevent the articles getting damp, and that he thought Mr. Hollings had the key</hi>)—about the date of that letter I told him that the door was locked, and I could not get the key, and I inquired about the things inside and the damp—he told me that the clock and the other things mentioned were inside the room—I think that was after I received the letter—after February, 1888, he informed me that he had assisted to carry the clock from the chambers to the pawnbroker's; the pawnbroker's assistant and he managed to carry it, though it weighed about 1 cwt.—he said that he took it by Simon's instructions, who went with him to the pawnbroker's, and it was pledged—he did not know what sum Simon had received upon it, but he had received 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., part of the proceeds, I think he said, for assisting to carry it—he assured me of his innocence, and I called him as a witness before the Alderman—he said that he would tell the truth—I proceeded against Illingworth and Simon before Alderman Lusk, who dismissed the case, much to my surprise—and last Session I preferred a voluntary bill against the three prisoners—I applied for a copy of the depositions, but they would not supply me with one—after he had given his evidence I preferred a bill against him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. Illingworth was with me eight or nine years, and left at the end of 1886—he came to me with an excellent character, and I always found him honest and trustworthy—I gave Simon in custody after I had been refused a warrant at the Mansion House—he was taken to Bow Street, having been taken in custody in the Strand; from there we went to Bridewell Police-station—Illingworth had not arrived there then; I told the inspector that I had to give another person in custody, and would at once go to the Temple to do so—that was before I saw Illingworth—I had applied for a warrant against him at the Mansion House by letter on March 16th, 1888—I did not attend—I will swear Illingworth did not say that he could prove that I gave Simon authority to make pledges, nor did I, upon that, say, "I shall give him in custody"—the inspector did not say, "You should be careful, Mr. Hollings, about giving Illingworth in custody"—I was before the Magistrate next day, the 29th—I believe I was examined that day, my cross-examination was postponed, and "there was a remand for a week—Illingworth was on his own recognisances; I was not cross-examined—Deane was called—on the case being dismissed, I said, "I claim to be bound over under the Vexatious Indictments Act"—I think you made the allegation that I was a bankrupt, but it was not true—I did not hear Sir Andrew Lusk say that the case would not hold water—I do not know how many compositions with my creditors I have made; one was not so small as sixpence in the £, nor did I fail to pay even that—there was a judgment against me on which I was security for a large sum—I do not think there was any other, or any County-court judgments or writs—I did not meet Illingworth in any public-houses or in any back streets (
<hi rend="italic">The witness's examination in bankruptcy on 4th October</hi>, 1888,
<hi rend="italic">was here produced</hi>)—I have paid all my creditors in full—I daresay I said, "I have had no income for the last two years"—I said, "It is about two years since I made any money"—Thresher and Glenny supplied me with goods before I was married—I don't think I owed them a penny at the time I was examined—I owed Illingworth nothing when he left my service, I was not £15 in arrear—I owed Smith, a</p>
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<p>jeweller, some money—I did not owe Deane a penny—when I met him in Coventry Street he requested me to assist him—I did not do so because I had not change, but I sent him 5s.—he asked me for my cast
<lb/>off clothes, but they were gone from my chambers—I received this letter afterwards, in which he says: "Many thanks for your letter of yester
<lb/>day, with Post-office order for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., now leaving a balance, including last week, of 6s. "—I wrote to him to come and see me, and said, "What do you mean by making a claim of 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I don't owe you anything"—not only Deane, but the other two were always begging—Deane knew my address at the club—I went to live in Cambridge two years ago, and then went to Wimbledon—I did not state in the Bankruptcy Court that I was entirely dependent upon my wife, but it was so—the Middle Temple put in an execution for £80—Park, Nelson, and Co. sued me in my absence—I paid that in full—Mr. Cumber is my brother-in-law—it is quite untrue that I told him to buy in my furniture, and claim it if anyone made a claim on it—here is a judgment debt to Allen—this, "James, manager of the Rock Land," was not a judgment—this statement as to the sale of a business in Catherine Street, Strand, was, I suppose, filled up by my solicitor—I cannot account for discrepancies, it was eighteen months' rent at the Middle Temple—Crowder and Lizzard, the solicitors, did not oppose my scheme—my creditors were all paid under the scheme; they desired that those should be the terms—the Registrar said that I was entitled to my order of discharge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. I do not think I was in a state of impecuniosity from 1856 to 1886—I was not able to pay my debts—Simon's father was not a client in my office; he was a wine merchant, and has left a great deal of money—I did not write to a relation about two years ago to say that Simon owed me money, nor did that gentleman resent my writing; on the contrary, he approved of what I did—I have paid Mr. Smith for the wig and gown which I wore in 1866 when I was called to the bar, and they have cleaned my wig several times since—I have never authorised Simon's pawning anything for me; I never authorised him to pawn my wife's opera-glasses, nor did I ask him to redeem them, or to pawn her rings—I may have pawned things since I have been called to the bar; I do not call to mind ever pawning anything in my life, but I may have done so—it is not correct that in 1886 I was being pressed by judgments and writs, and had to leave the Temple, and shut up the place, and that I had to leave my position in
<hi rend="italic">Agriculture</hi>—Simon was not in my place there—he never pawned things for me in his life—I never went to my chambers from June, 1886, to February, 1888—I was not abroad; I did not go there, because I was ill nearly all the time in the country and in Brighton—I went to the office of
<hi rend="italic">Agriculture</hi> occasionally—Simon met me once or twice in 1886 at Charing Cross Station—I do not know The Shades, Charing Cross, or the Nell Gwynne, in the Strand—I do not remember meeting Simon at any public-house in my life—I do not know No. 8, next door to the Vaudeville Theatre, and do not remember meeting him there, or at Finch's, opposite Somerset House; nor have I met him promiscuously—a portion of the furniture at the Temple was mine, and a portion Mr. Cumber's—in 1888 there was a judgment against me at the suit of the Society of the Middle Temple—I do not know that Mr. Cumber swore</p>
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<p>that all the furniture in my chambers was his; I think he claimed all the things that were seized in 1888—a barrister has to pay dues to the Inn, and has to give security to the Inn—I have always paid ray dues—I think if my security, Mr. John H. Gough, had been sued to pay my dues, he would have told me, and I never heard of it—there were two steel engravings, one was "The Stag at Bay," by Landseer—I did not ask him to pawn that for me—I did not say that he was simply raising some money on it for me—I told the grand jury that the charge was dismissed by Alderman Lusk, and also that I Lad called Deane as a witness—I did not know that the other two were prepared to swear that I had given Simon authority to pawn; on the contrary, I never heard Illingworth tell the inspector that I had given him authority to pawn—Deane said that about a week before the clock was taken away he heard me use the word" pledge" in chambers, and I immediately said that I had not been in chambers—I think I wrote this letter: "My dear Simon,—I am obliged to go home early without seeing you at No. 8, as you mention"—as far as I remember, No. 8 had no reference to any public-house, but I do not remember the letter—I was formerly proprietor of
<hi rend="italic">Agriculture</hi>, and it was sold to a company—I was not the vendor—I became a director—I sold my interest to my brother-in-law and his wife—I held 20 shares of £5 each—they were given to me—Illingworth was not my clerk then—the company got £500 from a man named Gordon; he did not afterwards say that it was fraudulently got up, nor did Illingworth say the same—the Board of Trade granted an inquiry—it was not then found that there was a fraudulent prospectus—I do not know that Simon aided Mr. Gordon to get the inquiry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There is no truth in the suggestion that I gave authority to any one of the prisoners to pledge the timepiece, pictures, or rug.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-98" type="given" value="JOHN ALBERT"/>JOHN ALBERT HOLLINGS</persName> </hi>. I am editor of
<hi rend="italic">Agriculture</hi>, and am the prosecutor's brother—he was inquiring about a clock in 1888, and saying that his chambers were damp, and Simon said that he and Illingworth had removed the clock and some pictures from the large room to the small room—that was at the end of September or the beginning of October—Simon was then in his employ at the office of
<hi rend="italic">Agriculture</hi>—later on in the same year I visited the chambers with Illingworth; I went for a parcel; we could not find it, and so I returned; he remarked to me that he and Simon had put the clock and pictures into the small room—I said, "Perhaps the parcel is in the small room"—he said no, he was quite certain nothing was in there except the things he had mentioned—I tried to go in, but it was locked, and he had not the key; I think he said it was at his place, and he had lost it; that was about the end of November, 1886—a few days afterwards the parcel was brought to Catherine Street, and put into my office—I do not know who brought it—Illingworth came into the employ of the newspaper in June or July of the following year—I went to the chambers again with Illingworth a year afterwards, in December, 1887, to look for a box; I could not find it, and the room was still locked; we did not go again—he said that the room contained no box, only the timepiece and pictures, and another thing or two—I afterwards got the box; it was at the porter's lodge—I went with ray brother to Bridewell Station</p>
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<p>when Simon was arrested—Illingworth had arrived before I got there—I did not hear either of them make a statement there—I heard Deane say that he had received two shillings out of the proceeds, and he repeated that at the Mansion House.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I have no distinct memory of the month Illingworth was away in 1886—I do not say that he was in the chambers in September or October, 1886—I did not say I saw him in October; I said November—it was about the end of November that I went to the chambers with him—I knew that he was acting as clerk to Mr. Richards—I went to Mr. Richards to ask him to come across, and he walked over with me—he said that he and Simon had put the things into the little room—I do not know that the box contained my sister-in-law's dresses—I am not aware that I have ever sworn affidavits to prevent summary judgments against my brother—I have not compounded—I have not had to go away for weeks and weeks for fear of judgments—I have had several County-court judgments against me—I have never agreed to pay £1 a month by instalments, to prevent my going to prison for contempt—I have paid a debt off by instalments of £2 a month, and that is all I owe; it was over £60—I was formerly the Editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Farming Home</hi>—I was not a party to turning
<hi rend="italic">Agriculture</hi> into Charles Eglington and Co., Limited—I know nothing about my brother's affairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. I do not know whether Simon's name was on the door of the chambers at Garden Court—I know that the Board of Trade has held an inquiry as to the
<hi rend="italic">bona fides</hi> of Eglington and Co., Limited, but I never heard that Simon and Illingworth got it instituted.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-99" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GREVILLE</persName> </hi>. In 1886 I was assistant to Dobree and Co., pawn
<lb/>brokers, of the Strand—on 20th August, 1886, a timepiece was pledged with me for £2 in the name of William Simmonds, 2, Garden Court, Temple—I do not recognise Simon—I know Deane by sight—it was a very heavy clock, and he asked someone to come over and help him to carry it; I went, and we carried it between us—I think someone came afterwards and had the £2, but I don't recollect—the police came to me in August—I am still in the same employment, but the business is being carried on by another person—the clock was sold at Debenham and Storr's on 19th October, 1887, as an unredeemed pledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I did not, when I fetched the dock, see a notice up to apply at Mr. Richards' chambers, 1, Mitre Court—this was three years ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. I went to the same address as is on the ticket, No. 1 or 2, Garden Court—I do not recollect seeing Simon's name on the door-post—it was in the daytime—Deane and I carried the clock quite openly; but I suppose I took a bag, I do not recollect.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-100" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST BOLTON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to George Attenborough and Sons, pawnbrokers, of Fleet Street—on August 5th, 1886, 2 pictures were pledged with me for 5s. in the name of Simon, 1, Garden Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. They were not redeemed, and were sold with other goods, so that I do not know what they fetched.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. We keep no record of pledges under 10s.—I do not know how it was found out that the pictures were pawned about that time—my employers are not here; they have sent me with the book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi>). I had charge of this inquiry in February, 1888, and saw Illingworth, who spoke of a rug which he said he had taken home to his house to preserve it, as it was getting spoiled—he spoke about Mr. Hollings and Simon understanding one another—I made inquiries about the clock, and saw Deane, who said that Simon pledged the clock, and he took it to the pawnbroker's; he told me the name, and I traced it—I applied at the Mansion House for a warrant against Simon, and was refused.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I first made inquiries on February 22nd, 1888—I found Illingworth acting as a clerk in the Temple; I have known him by sight some years—he did not say that Mr. Hollings told him he might take the rug home and preserve it; I was not asked to get it—the impression on my mind is that he said that Mr. Hollings was so hard up that with Simon's assistance ho was raising money on pledges—I reported to Mr. Hollings before July 25th; I went with him to apply for a warrant on 25th February—up to that time there was no application for a warrant against Illingworth—Deane attended with us at the Mansion House to swear the information as to the warrant—he gave me the time and the pawnshop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. It was before I applied for a warrant that he said Mr. Hollings was hard up, and raising money on pledges—after the warrant was refused I went with Mr. Hollings to Smith and Slows, a stationer's in Upper Thames Street; he was going to give Simon in custody, but when we got there we found it was not the Simon he wanted—he did not give me instructions to look for him; the matter dropped—I do not remember seeing Simon from time to time afterwards—I think his name was written on the lintel at 1, Garden Court; I think I reported that to the chief clerk, and that is why the warrant was not granted.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-102" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BRYANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I went into Bridewell Station when Mr. Hollings was preferring the charge, and saw Simon there—Illingworth said, "You had better be very careful, Mr. Hollings, who you charge"—I know nothing about the case; I only put Illingworth into the dock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I heard it said that Simon had acted with Hollings' authority in pledging—Illingworth came there to give information to the inspector—I went for Deane; Simon told me where I could find him—when Deane came he was not charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-103" type="given" value="JOHN GLASS"/>JOHN GLASS TROTTER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant clerk to the Lord Mayor, at the Mansion House—I took notes of the evidence of Frederick Deane—these are my notes. (
<hi rend="italic">In this evidence Deane stated he was employed by Mr. Hollings to keep his chambers clean; that in August</hi>, 1886,
<hi rend="italic">he and the pawnbroker's assistant removed the clock to Mr. Dobree's, as Simon had told him before that he had better pledge it, giving him to understand that he had Mr. Hollings' sanction; and that Simon was not present, but his name was on the door.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. Deane did not sign that, because Sir Andrew Lusk dismissed the case—he said, "You never told me you had been bankrupt; I thought you were a barrister; I have been led astray; the case will not hold water."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Recorder considered that there was no case against</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ILLINGWORTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DEANE</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY WILLIAMS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector</hi>). On 19th August, at 2. 15, Mr. Hollings gave Simon into my custody—while I was taking the charge, Illingworth came in to know what was the matter, and I said that he was given in custody for stealing a clock and other things—he said, "Oh, we have been pledging things for Mr. Hollings"—I said, "How do you know?''—he said, "I have had business to do with him "—Mr. Hollings had an appointment, and desired to leave the station—I said, "You have given this man in custody, let me go on with the charge and finish that previous to your leaving the station"—he then referred to a man named Deane, who he said was a witness on his behalf—I said, "Can you find that man?"—he said, "Yes; he is a waiter "—he left the station, although I requested him to stop—he said he would be back in three-quarters of an hour—I told him I had no right to keep the prisoner there for three-quarters of an hour deprived of his liberty—he left the station, and promised to return at 3. 25, but I think he was a little later—I think Illingworth came in while Mr. Hollings was away, and said that they had authority to pledge the clock, and that Mr. Hollings had been bankrupt—I said that that had nothing to do with the charge—after Mr. Hollings returned some conversation passed—he then said, "I shall also charge this man, "pointing to Illingworth—I said, "What with? he has been here some little time, and therefore I should consider the matter before I gave him into custody"—he said, "I shall charge him," and he was placed in the dock—in the meantime Deane was sent for and came, and said that he assisted in removing the clock to the pawn
<lb/>broker's, and he believed at that time that they were authorised to pledge it for Mr. Hollings—I said to Mr. Hollings, "How was it, when you applied for a warrant at the Mansion House, it was not granted?"—he said, "They did not grant the warrant; they said that I could have a summons''—I said, "How is it you did not take the summons, and now you give this man in custody?"—he said, "I don't know how it was"—he produced his brother then, who said that he and Mr. Hollings were told by the prisoners that the clock and property were in the adjoining room, and when they found out it was not there that altered the case—I then took the charge; no charge was made against Deane, he was to appear at the Police-court as a witness.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">SIMON</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS MICHAEL SIMON</hi> </persName> were
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LUIGH PERROTTI</hi>. I am an ice-cream merchant, at 94, Bishopsgate Street Without—I know the prisoners as often coming singly to my shop; I did</p>
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<p>not know their names—on Friday, 20th September, just after two p. m., Vernon called, and said, "If a man brings a parcel here for me take it, I shall call in the night for it"—a booking-office of the Great Northern Railway is near my shop—in the evening a railway man, dressed in uniform, called after seven o'clock and gave me a brown paper parcel similar to this—I put it behind the counter—after nine o'clock the same evening I was standing at my shop door, and saw Vernon pass—I said, "The parcel you have told me of is inside "—he said, "All right, I will call in the morning"—he walked away—Detective Abbott and Mr. Wartski called next day just before one o'clock—the parcel was still behind my counter; Vernon had not called for it—Mr. Wartski and Abbott opened it; it contained something that Wartski said was his property—I gave it up to him, and it was taken away—there was no name nor label on the brown paper—to the best of my belief Dell is the railway man who brought it—I had never taken parcels for either of the prisoners before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Vernon.</hi> You did not say on Friday, "There is a parcel coming here; would you mind it for Mr. Amos?"—you said it was for you.</p>
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<lb/>way, Bishopsgate Station; I have taken several parcels for Amos there, and booked them for him, to be left till called for—I don't remember Vernon bringing any in—I did it to oblige Amos—I gave him the ticket, and he paid me—they were not booked in our office-book.</p>
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<p>the prisoners—they have both brought parcels into me before, without names and addresses on them—Vernon has done so, and has given me instructions to send them down to the Great Eastern Railway cloak-room—I have known Vernon about three and a half years—this is the only parcel I have taken to the ice-cream shop—I have take a them to the booking-office, at Vernon's instructions; I think I had one ticket; Dell had them—I could not say who I had the parcels from—I have known Vernon three and a half years intimately, by being neighbours, and by his coming in and out with parcels—I have seen him in the Court since he was sent for trial, and just passed the word of day to him—I saw him every day; we never had a glass together; I don't drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot recollect the times now when you brought parcels without labels to my office—I remember your bringing goods in from Mr. Wartski on Friday night, for you to send boys off with on Saturday morning, when you did not open the premises—they had no labels on—I did not notice they had labels tied inside to prevent people seeing who were our customers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When a parcel is brought in to, be sent by railway we book it and forward it by rail to the address—the prisoners have left several parcels at one time without labels on Friday night, as they did not open on Saturdays, and on Saturday morning the boy would call for them—I did not know the address was tied inside—I have heard it for the first time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-112" type="given" value="ABRAHAM MONTAGUE"/>ABRAHAM MONTAGUE WARTSKI</persName> </hi>. I carry on partnership with another at 98, Bishopsgate Street Without, as wholesale manufacturers of water
<lb/>proofs and driving-aprons—I employ fifty or sixty hands on an average—Amos had been a clerk in my service about six or seven years—I had the greatest confidence in him—Vernon was my porter, and had been in my service seven or eight years—I had the fullest possible confidence in him too—I had a good many losses that I Could not account for in my business, and in consequence I applied to the City Police, and Detective Sergeant Abbott was sent to me—on Friday, 20th September, Abbott made a communication to me, and on Saturday morning, 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, about twelve o'clock, I should say, I went with him to Perrotti's shop, which is about fifty yards from my premises, on the same side of the road—some conversation passed between Perrotti and the detective—Perrotti showed me a parcel, which I opened in the shop, and found to contain these six ladies' waterproof mantles (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), value about £7 10s. wholesale—I am principally wholesale; I occasionally retail to persons who come on recommendations—Amos had no authority from me to take parcels and sell them; Vernon had no authority to take them from my premises—Abbott and I met Vernon on the road—he went with us to Perrotti's shop—Abbott told him the charge—Vernon saw these articles, and made a statement in the shop—after the statement I went with Abbott to Amos's house, which we searched, and found in it property belonging to me—on the following Monday, 23rd September, I went to Guildhall—Vernon saw me in court—Abbott gave sufficient evidence to justify a remand—after that I received a message from Vernon through his father—I went to the cells with Abbott, and Vernon made a statement in my hearing—Abbott wrote it from his dictation; Vernon signed it—this is it—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>) "I, Thomas Vernon, say some time ago (about three months) I went</p>
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<p>with Amos to a man named Tate, Montagu Square, down some mews, driver of a brougham, employed by (I think) name of Woolf. We took a parcel; what it contained I do not know; it was on a Saturday, after two p. m. Amos carried the parcel down the mews. Some time after (about a fortnight) we went again. He (Amos) sent me down the same mews with a parcel containing three drab Wigan driving capes, which I received 36s. for. When I came out I said to him (Amos), 'What are these you have just sent me down with?' He (Amos) said, 'It's all right; it is what my missis makes up. 'I said to him, 'Are you sure?' He said, 'Yes.' I said, 'Where did you buy the stuff?' He (Amos) said, 'It is allright; I buy it at Moseby's. 'He gave me 2s. on each occasion. About ten months ago I went with him (Amos) to Praed Street, Paddington. I carried a parcel for him, which I believe to be aprons (about six). He went to a man name Preece, jobmaster, Praed Street. He took the parcel in, and was in there about fifteen minutes, and then came out. I said to him (Amos), 'Was they aprons?' He said, 'Yes'. I said, 'Where did you get them from?' He said, 'The missis makes them up;' and he gave me 2s. 6d. That was on a Saturday afternoon.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. VERNON</hi>, September 23rd, 1889. "—I went to Tate, and had a conversation with him—subsequently he sent me these Wigan driving capes belonging to me—I identify them positively—Preece is a jobmaster—I went there with Abbott—I saw his manager, I think Mr. Rowles—subsequently goods were shown to me, from which I selected these two carriage aprons and a coat of my manufacture—I identify those—the three Wigan driving capes at a wholesale house would be 25s. or 27s. 6d. each; £4 2s. 6d. for the three—this other cape would be 18s. 6d.—the ladies' mantles and three Wigan driving capes are perfectly new—the others have been in use.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). Mr. Wartski communicated with our office, and in consequence I was sent to watch the premises—I had watched Vernon on Friday—on Saturday, 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> February, I went to Mr. Wartski's warehouse, and with him went to Perrotti's shop, and examined the brown paper parcel, and identified the goods—then Mr. Wartski left the ice-cream shop to go to the warehouse, and as he left the shop he met Vernon coming towards us—I said, "From what has come to my know
<lb/>ledge there is a parcel in No. 94, containing ladies' waterproof mantles; what do you know about it?"—he made no reply—I took him in the shop, and he was shown the parcel, which was on the counter—I said, "I am a police officer; this parcel has been left by a porter from the Great Northern, who says you called to have it directed here "—that was on the Friday—he said, "Yes; Amos, a clerk in the employ of Mr. Wartski, told me to call at the booking-office next door to our place, and directed that this parcel should be left at the ice-cream shop, No. 94, which I did. On the Friday I called, and said to Perrotti, 'If there is a parcel brought here for me, please take it in' "—he was taken to the police-station, and charged by Wartski—I went to Amos's house, and searched it, and found property belonging to Mr. Wartski there, and Amos was taken into custody, and brought before a Magistrate on the 23rd—after I gave my evidence, to justify a remand, I and Mr. Wartski went down to the cells, and saw Vernon; Mr. Wartski said to him, "Do you want to see me, Tom?"—Vernon said, "Yes, sir; I want to make a statement to you "—I said, "Before you make it, you will have to say it in my presence, and</p>
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<p>I must caution you that whatever you say must be used in evidence against you "—he said, "Have you pencil and paper?"—I said, "Yes "—then I wrote out this statement from his dictation—I read it to him, and he signed it as correct—I went to Tate—he produced on the remand at the Police-court these three drab Wigan driving capes—this black waterproof and this coat were produced on the remand by Rowles, Preece's representative—Tate and Rowles were called as witnesses at the Police-court, and then produced the articles as having been sold by Amos and Vernon to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-114" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TATE</persName> </hi>. I am coachman to Mr. Woolf, at Upper Montagu Mews—I have known Amos between five and six years—he has sold me fifty or sixty mackintoshes and capes—15s. was the ordinary price I paid for capes—Vernon brought these last three Wigan driving capes to my mews—I had seen him several times before with Amos, when mackintoshes and capos were sold to me—I had given Amos an order for five capes, I believe; there were two more to come—I had agreed to no price—Vernon brought these three in August—he said, "I have brought you those three capes, Mr. Tate, that Mr. Amos has brought up "—I asked him what size they were—he said two forty-eights and a forty-six—those sizes are not usually known among coachmen—I looked at them, and asked him to ask Mr. Amos to let me have the other two—he said, "All right; I will tell Mr. Amos; I know he has got some spare material, and I daresay Mrs. Amos will be able to make them up "—I paid him 36s. for the three—before I saw Amos I frequently bought secondhand capes—these were new; we considered them not very cheap at 15s.—I am not aware that they were valued at 25s. wholesale—I considered them cheap at 12s.—I had no receipts—Amos gave me his name and address—I only knew Vernon by coming by; Amos told me he was his man, in Vernon's hearing; Vernon said nothing to it; it was very seldom he said anything when they came together—I paid the money to Vernon.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-115" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROWLES</persName> </hi>. I am manager to John Ambrose Preece, jobmaster, of Pont Street, Belgravia—he has a business and a job-yard at Praed Street, Paddington, of which I am manager—I have known Vernon four or five years—I have not seen him for more than a year—I cannot say when I last received any article from him; I had some receipts—I know Amos.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Vernon, in his defence, said that he never took any parcel from the prosecutor's premises with intent to commit felony or larceny; and that he never took a parcel out without a labels except under</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoners for conspiracy, upon which no evidence was offered as against Vernon.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">AMOS</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ISABELLA TUCKER</hi>. I am a widow, of 32, Tudor Road, Hackney—on Friday, 19th July, I went to bed about eleven, having fastened up my kitchen and house; I went into the kitchen at 12. 15; all was right there then—in the kitchen was a chest where I keep linen, two pairs of boots in a basket, eight sheets, four table-cloths, a pair of gold spectacles, and a pair of common spectacles in a case in the window—this coat was hanging outside the bedroom door; it belongs to Mr. Sinnett, my lodger—this is one of the pairs of boots; they belong to Mr. Flanders—I don't know the prisoner—I saw him on 30th September at the Police-court, where he said, "I have not done this. "</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective J</hi>). On Thursday, 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> August, I was at Dalston Police-court—I saw the prisoner wearing these boots—I said, "They answer the description of a pair of boots that were stolen from 32, Tudor Road, and you will be charged with burglary from that address"—he said, "I did not steal the boots; I bought them down Petticoat Lane"—I saw him searched at the station, and from him were taken a number of pawntickets, of which this for this coat is one.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant J</hi> 18). On 20th July, at 10 a. m., I was called to 32, Tudor Road—an entrance had been effected by scaling the back wall, passing by the garden to the back kitchen window, scraping the putty away from the window with a sharp instrument, and then, the putty being hard, the window had been broken, and then the catch had been forced back, and the window opened; it was open at the time I saw it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I bought these things, and I don't see it is right I should be charged with burglary."</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-830-offence-1 t18891021-name-128"/>William Edward Gary</persName>, his master.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18891021-830-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.] </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelfth Session</hi>, 1888—89.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-832-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-832-18891021 t18891021-832-punishment-28"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-833-offence-1 t18891021-name-135"/>Ada Norris</persName>, a girl under thirteen.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18891021-833-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">—Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </hi> to feloniously forging and uttering an order for £25, </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was in consequence of the mob and the prisoner together that I did not go to work on the 6th—I was not afraid of him single-handed—he said nothing as to what would happen to me if I went to work, or that he would get anybody to do anything to me—I did not go to work next day, because a man who I met confirmed my opinion that it was not safe to go; it was not in consequence of anything the prisoner said or did—he seemed to be the moving spirit—he did not prevent my going to work because the strike came to an end—he seemed very excited—I would not say that he had not had a little drink—I was always on friendly terms with him; I worked with him—I agree that it is a good thing that the strikes are over—the prisoner was not the cause of some of the men going back—I know Erridge; if he says that some of the men went back on the prisoner's recommendation I should not deny it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
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<lb/>wards the prisoners were arrested at Chatham, and brought here—there was one remand at the Mansion House—I saw both prisoners on the first occasion; they were not admitted to bail—on the second hearing my attention was directed to the coat, waistcoat, and trousers he was wearing; they were mine—a pawn
<lb/>broker from Chatham showed me the upper parts of two earrings, two balls and pendants—they could be unlocked, and made into one, two, or three, separated into two pairs—I recognised them—the value of the property taken away was about £50—on the day week after the prisoners were committed for trial, the postman brought me a parcel with all my silver plate in it—two shirt studs are missing, and the remaining portion of the earrings—I have never seen Marsam to my knowledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Jones.</hi> I own I was in the cab with Marsam.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-145" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS BIRD</persName> </hi>. I am cabdriver, 9820, and live at 6, Britannia Street, Gray's Inn Road—on 12th August I saw the prisoners at Waterloo Station about 5. 30 p. m.—Marsam engaged my cab to go to Victoria Station for Brighton—immediately after they got in they asked me to pull up at the first public-house, and asked me to come in and have a drink—I did so—they then said, "Drive to Fetter Lane"—I did so, and Jones got out there, leaving Marsam in the cab—Jones went into a public-house, and came out in a few minutes, and told me to drive to Finch's, in Holborn; I did so—they then told me to drive to Dean Street, Holborn, where Marsam got out, and then they told me to drive to Victoria, but they asked me to pull up on the road—I then drove to Fetter Lane, and then to 5, Staple Inn Buildings, where Marsam got out, and stopped some time away—I asked Jones where Marsam lived; he told me, and I went and knocked at Marsam's door—he told me he would be down in a few minutes—he came down, and there was a dispute about the fare—I left a man in charge of my cab, and took them to the station, where Marsam gave his name "Charles Bartholomew Marsam," 5, Staple Inn Buildings—Jones gave no address—they were allowed to go—I then went back to my cab, and found in it an envelope containing a contract ticket of a diamond ring, pawned for £8 at Mr. Blackman's, Caledonian Road—I took it to Snow Hill Police-station the same evening, and gave it to the police—I have no doubt the prisoners are the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TODD</hi>. Marsam was dressed as he is to-day—we visited four public-houses, and I had four drinks, for which the prisoners paid between them—they were both drunk—the name Marsam gave at the station was correct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They were not so drunk that the police detained them—</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-146" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LUCAS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Blackman, a pawnbroker, of 271, Caledonian Road—I produce the diamond ring identified by Mr. Lawless-it was pawned by Marsam on August 12th, at five or ten minutes past four, for £8, in the name of Charles Bartholomew.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TODD</hi>. I am quite sure that is the full name he gave—he represented his father as a Royal Academician, and asked if I knew him—I am not certain whether he was dressed as he is now, I should say not—I have no doubt of his identity.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I asked him if the ring was his; he said he bought it six weeks ago at Attenborough's, in Chancery Lane; I wrote his address on this ticket, 24, Osnaburg Terrace, Regent's Park; he said that his father, Mr. Bartholomew, of the Royal Academy, wanted the £8 to clear some pictures from the Academy—I daresay the ring cost £20 retail.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD RENDAL"/>WILLIAM EDWARD RENDAL RANDALL</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of Chatham—on 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> August these portions of two diamond earrings were pawned with me for £1 10s. by a person resembling Marsam, but dressed more swellish—I produce the ticket—I asked him his name—he said, "John Mason, 41, Broad Street, Oxford Street, London," and that they were his wife's property, and he had redeemed them on Saturday, as he was at the Opera House—he had the appearance of a theatrical—the ticket was found in a cab, and they communicated with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TODD</hi>. I should not have taken them in if he had appeared as he does now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). The prosecutor communicated with me on 12th August, and on the 14th I received a warrant for the prisoners' arrest—on 25th September I went to Chatham—I afterwards arrested the prisoners at Maidstone, and read the warrant; they made no reply—Marsam was not dressed as he is now, nor was he at the Mansion House—Mr. Lawless identified the clothes he had on there, and the clothes he is now wearing his father brought to him—his clothes had been searched at Chatham, and the property found in them was handed to me—a ticket for a pair of opera glasses, which do not belong to Mr. Law
<lb/>less, was found on Jones—the ticket of the diamond earrings and 10s. in silver was found on Marsam.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Marsam's statement before the Magistrate. "</hi> I did not know the things were stolen; they were given to me; had I known they were stolen I should never have pledged the ring. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones, in his defence, stated that he and Marsam met a lady and gentleman in Holborn on 12th August, about three o'clock, who took them to King's Cross, to a public-house, where he undid a parcel containing the clothes, and sold them to Marsam for</hi> 6s.;
<hi rend="italic">that he then got Marsam to pawn a diamond ring, as he had to get some pictures out, and Marsam pawned if, and gave the gentleman the money and ticket, and the lady went on before.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-153" type="given" value="MARY MAY"/>MARY MAY INNES</persName> </hi>. I am manageress of the Army Floral Association, 8, Eccleston Street; Mrs. Mary Scribner is the proprietress—on Tuesday, 17th September, Simcox came into the shop—he asked what the price of a cross would be—I said it depended on the size and the kind of flowers he wanted—he was about five minutes in the shop discussing the matter—I took him down to the back to show him some specimens—I had sent my assistant out—he said he would let me know, and went away—he had hardly left the door when Walker came in and asked the price of two large plants—we had a conversation—he gave no order—he said he would let me know, and left—he was only there a very short time—it is shop and office in one—next day I was alone in the office, when I heard the bell ring, and looking up I saw Simcox sitting in a trap outside at the door—I did not see who rang the bell—I went as far as the door, and asked what he wanted—he bent forward, and asked if the cross was ready—I said, "No, you have not given me the order"—he asked how long I should be making one—I said it would be ready about half-past five—he said that would be too late, because of last post going out—I said I would let him have it about five—he said that would do; the lady would go as far as £1 or £1 5s.—I asked how long he would be letting me know—he said he would be gone about ten minutes—he pointed out across to another shop, and asked if that was another (florist's he meant)—I said no, a greengrocer's—then he drove off—he was alone in the trap—he went on talking to me outside; I could not hear inside, the traffic was so great—I ran inside to the inner office and got my hat, and came out again on the pavement—when he asked me about the time, I went in and got my watch, and came out and told him what time I could let him have the cross—as he drove off I turned to go into the office; I saw someone passing the office window, and walking in a suspicious way—I believe that was Walker—I looked in and found the cash-box gone, and I ran out again directly—the box was on a chair near the wall in the inner office, and was closed, but not locked—it was safe when I heard the bell ring; it contained £7 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I believe, keys, and memoranda—I went out and spoke to a policeman immediately—I did not see Simcox again till I went to identify him; he did not come back to tell me about the cross, nor did Walker come to tell me about the plants—I believe I was asked to identify them at the police-station on the Saturday—they were with several men—I identified Simcox immediately—I asked whether Walker might turn his back; I was morally certain I knew him by his back, and I recognised him in the second police-station by his face—I am morally certain they are both the same men—I identified them at two separate times, not both together—I have not seen the cash-box nor its contents since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen the man who came about the cross before—I did not see the face of the other man, who walked suspiciously—this is a flower shop with no counter, but a table—you go through the hall door into a passage, and then through another door into the shop—if you go along the passage, you can get to a hairdresser's upstairs, but we have nothing to do with that—after passing through the two doors you come to the table—I have a seat by the side of it—the office is the shop—there are flowers and curtains in the window—the place where the table is is very much shaded from the street—it is rather a dark shop</p>
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<p>—I am very near-sighted—I said before the Magistrate, "As I was turning my back I saw a man walk in a suspicious way past my shop window; I did not see his face, I saw his back; I cannot say who it was"—I say now to my moral knowledge it was Walker—after I had picked out Simcox at the station I said, "I cannot recognise anyone else"—Walker was among those persons—I asked that he should be allowed to turn his back, and then I said he was the man—I did not see the face of the man who walked in a suspicious way; but I recognised him as the man that came to my shop on Tuesday about plants—I told the Magistrate I was morally certain Walker was the man who passed the window—I said, "I believe "—a week before I said, "I cannot be certain who it was "—I noticed no one among the men very like Simcox; his appearance marked him out from the others—there was no one very much like Walker—I know now all the men they were placed among had been apprehended on a similar charge—I gave information the day I found the cash-box was stolen, and on the third day after I went to the police
<lb/>station, and identified Simcox.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went to the station on Saturday, the 27th or 28th, having lost the cash-box on the previous Wednesday, the 25th—(
<hi rend="italic">The Court ordered the indictment, which alleged the offence to have been committed on the 17th to he altered as to date, and 25th substituted for</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>)—it was before I asked Walker to turn his back that I said, "I cannot recollect any one else," and I then identified him by his back—looking at him now I believe him to be the man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective L</hi>). I received information with regard to this robbery after the prisoner was in custody, and on 27th September, in company with Sergeant Gray, I arrested Walker about 2. 30 p. m., in St. George's Circus, Southwark—I told him I should take him into custody on suspicion of being concerned in stealing cash-boxes in various parts of the metropolis—he said, "Where is one?"—I said, "You answer the description of a man circulated about three weeks ago by the City police "—he said, "All right, give me a cab "—he was conveyed in a cab to Kennington Road Station—on the following day Mary Innes came to the station—the prisoners were put with six others; we had arrested eight men altogether on suspicion, and did not know which were the men—directly Mary Innes came into the room she seemed attracted to Simcox—she walked up to and identified him—she was turning away, and the inspector said, "You have not looked at the other men"—she looked at the others, and on coming to Walker she stopped in front of him, and asked him to turn round—he did so, and she said, "That is the other man "—he said nothing in my hearing then—he was conveyed to Gerald Road Police-station, where the inspector on duty told him the charge—Walker said to Mary Innes, "Attend to me, madam: When you were at Kennington Road Station did you identify me by my face or my back?"—she said, "By both; I also identify you now by your face"—before 27th September I had seen Simcox and Walker together on two or three occasions within a fortnight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> All the men among whom the prisoners were placed were taken on suspicion of cash-box robberies, and persons who had lost cash-boxes were brought down from all parts of London to see who were there—when I apprehended Walker I had no personal knowledge of this robbery—I had seen the information—a description of the persons</p>
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<p>was circulated—I had no knowledge of the robbery in Eccleston Street, and no description of the thief—I certainly did not apprehend Walker in consequence of any description given by Miss Innes—it is usual when persons are to be identified for the officer in the case to be present in the room, but he is not allowed to speak to any witness; the witnesses see the inspector—I did not hear Miss Innes say anything when she had picked out Simcox, and was asked to pick out another man—I was not near her; I was at the other end of the room altogether—I heard her ask the man to turn round—I did not hear her say, "I cannot identify anyone else"—to the best of my belief Walker said nothing at Kennington Road Station—he said, "You did not recognise me by my face" at Gerald Road—I might have said before the Magistrate that he said that—I paid afterwards, ''They were then taken to Gerald Road Station''—he was brought before the Magistrate on Monday.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective L</hi>). On 27th September I saw Gray apprehend Walker—about six hours afterwards I stopped Simcox coming out of a public-house in St. George's Circus—I said, "I am a police
<lb/>officer; I shall take you into custody on suspicion of stealing cash
<lb/>boxes"—he said, "All right"—he made a sudden spring and ran off for about a mile—I ran, and eventually caught him in a house called The Pollards, Waterloo Road, concealed behind the back door—I did not see him go into the house, but I heard the door clash—as I went in he held the door up, concealing himself behind it—I heard him breathing, and pulled him out—he said, "I should not have run away, but I did not care to pass the night in a police-station "—I took him to Gerald Road Station, where he was charged with this offence—he said, "I know nothing at all about it"—I found £1 10s. gold, 7s. 6d. silver, and 5d. bronze on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Seven men besides Simcox were apprehended that evening near that public-house, and charged with being concerned in cash
<lb/>box robberies—I had not heard of this robbery in Eccleston Street when I apprehended Simcox—four of the eight have been discharged, one is in prison for picking pockets, and another is wanted for cash-box robberies—we have found out since that some of the men we discharged are wanted—five plain clothes officers were engaged in the case.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoners are two of the four that were identified; there is no other man in custody charged with this particular cash-box robbery.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-156" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY INNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I cannot see any distance without my glasses, but I had my glasses on the whole time, and I can see with them.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SIMCOX</hi>.—
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<p>a few minutes when the bell rang again—I went down, and found a cab
<lb/>man standing near the door, with his back to an opening between the window and counter—he spoke to me, and in consequence of what he said I went outside, and found a cab at the house just below—I saw in a cab a person I believe to be the prisoner and the man I had seen just before—he said he had something the matter with his ankle, and he wanted me to give him something for it—he ultimately said he would come back for it—I went back to the shop; the cabman had come out then—five or ten minutes afterwards I found my till was open, and a small box containing a powder and about £1 of silver had gone—I gave information to the police the same evening—on 7th October, at Kennington Police
<lb/>station, I next saw the man who I believe was the man I saw in my shop—he was with eight or nine others, and I picked him out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was evening when the box was taken—I gave information to the police, with a description of the person—I heard nothing more till 7th October this year—I was not more than a minute or two giving the man the half-sovereign for the change—I had one eye on the man and the other on the money—I have no recollection of ever before seeing him, or the man in the cab—about half an hour earlier that evening I had seen two men looking in my shop window—I have not seen them since—I have no pretence for saying the prisoner was one of them—I cannot say—I saw neither of those two men at Kennington Lane Station—I said there, pointing to the prisoner, "That is the man, I think"—I said to him, "How is your ankle?"—the inspector then told him to walk—I did not tell the inspector that the man who came to my place had something the matter with his ankle; the inspector thought I thought the prisoner was lame, I think—then Walker walked—I did not find anything the matter with his ankle; I did not expect it—I put the question to aid my recollection as to whether he was the man or not—he was placed among other men a second time at another police-station and I picked him out—I said to the Magistrate, "I strongly believe he is the man; I am morally certain he is "—in twelve months I should see a number of persons coming into my shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The men I saw at Westminster, and from whom I picked out the prisoner a second time, were a different set to those I saw the first time—I had no means of judging whether the man in the cab had any
<lb/>thing the matter with his ankle beyond what he said—it was a hansom cab.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SIMCOX</hi>*†—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-837-18891021 t18891021-838-punishment-32"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour. There was another indictment against Simcox for a similar offence.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY SINCLAIR</hi> (52)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH PEND</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891021-839-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a ring, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-839-offence-1 t18891021-name-163"/>John James Durant</persName> and another.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORMSBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891021-name-164" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES SLEEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to John James Durant and Son, jewellers, of 126, Cheapside—on 2nd October the prisoners came in</p>
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<p>about half-past four, and Sinclair asked for wedding-rings—I showed them twenty-two arranged on a triangular-shaped wire which holds them in the window—they were counted by our engraver, who handed them to me—Sinclair tried on two or three, but said that they were not broad enough, and that they thought the best thing would be for their friend to come and select one for herself, and that she would come on the following Friday—they then left the shop—I immediately counted the rings, and found one missing—it was a 22-carat gold wedding-ring of the value of 20s.—I next saw the prisoners on the 10th at Cloak Lane Police-station; I identified them from among others—I have not the least doubt they are the persons—the rings were taken off the wire and placed on the counter between the two prisoners, and just in front of them both.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-165" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>. I am engraver to Messrs. Durant and Son, 126, Cheapside—on 2nd October the two prisoners called about four, and Sinclair asked to see some wedding-rings—I fetched twenty-two on a wire, counted them twice, and gave them to Mr. Sleeman—Sinclair examined and tried some on, and none suiting, they left—I heard occasional utterances; I stood at the back of the shop—directly they left I found one was missing—I identified the prisoners at the Police-station from among others; I have not the least doubt about them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-166" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I took the two prisoners into custody on the 9th, on another charge—afterwards, when charged with stealing this ring, they both said they knew nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. J. SLEEMAN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Pend said nothing till Sinclair asked her, and then she said she thought it would be best for a friend to come—Sinclair had suggested that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners, in their defence, said they knew nothing about the matter.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-839-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">PEND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in October</hi>, 1878,
<hi rend="italic">at this Court in the name of Mary Margaret M'Cull.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-839-18891021 t18891021-839-punishment-33"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR JORDAN</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891021-840-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-840-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, Stealing a mare, a set of harness, and a cart, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-840-offence-1 t18891021-name-168"/>John Stephens</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second County</hi> Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORMSBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-169" type="surname" value="STEPHENS"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-169" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEPHENS</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, New Nicholl Street, Spitalfields—on Thursday morning, 28th August, I left my pony, cart, and harness out
<lb/>side Hunt's coffee-shop, Spitalfields, between half-past four and five—when I came out after half an hour it was gone—I did not see it again till about three weeks after, when I went to Maidstone Police-station, where the inspector had it; he also had the prisoner at the station—pony, cart, and harness were worth £15—the cart was a costermonger's barrow, nearly in the shape of a dog-cart—I am certain the pony and cart I saw" at Maidstone were mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> It was either Wednesday, the 28th, or Thursday, the 29th, that I lost it—the pony is about eighteen years old—its knees were sound when you took it away—the barrow was broken, and I had to have it mended—the saddle came home like a bundle of rags—I should have to give £10 for the pony as it was, £5 for the barrow, and 50s. for the harness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891021-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891021-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SHORTER</persName> </hi>. I live at Upper Stone Street, Maidstone, and am a farm labourer—on 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> September I was working for Mr. Payne, near</p>
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<p>Wrotham—on 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> September, Sunday, I believe, the prisoner came with the pony and cart and some people—I sat on the other side of the common where the hopping people stopped—he turned the pony out in the meadow—on the following Saturday, the 7th, I saw him again with the horse and eart driving some reapers from the farm to Headcorn, shopping—me and my
<hi rend="italic">missis</hi> went in it and paid 2d. a piece, and he bought food for the pony—on the Tuesday before, the 3rd, he asked me whether I would buy the pony and cart, and I said I had not got any money at present—he offered me the pony and cart for £3 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I said, ''If I can get the money I will pay you on Monday for it"—we went to the shop on Saturday, and he said, "If you pay me 15s. deposit on it, and pay me the rest after the hopping, the pony and cart will be yours "—I was going to pay the rest after the hopping, and Mr. Payne would sign a paper, and I paid him 15s. deposit then—the prisoner drove the pony and cart back to the place we were hopping at, and he left the cart there, and turned the pony out in the meadow—on the Monday, the 9th, I heard something, in consequence of which I spoke to the police—in the Police-court I took possession of the cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You started picking for Mr. Payne on Monday, and I heard you tell him you had lost your pony—you were away for some time that day—I said I would give £2 15s. for the lot—I gave you 15s. at Headcorn, and you bought the boots you have on and a shirt, I believe—you drove yourself on the Sunday to Maidstone, you would not let anyone else drive—you said it was not mine till I paid the balance—you were not in the hop-garden on Monday; when you came back I said I had heard it was not your pony and cart, and I was going to give information to the police—I told the governor, and he spoke to the constable, and I spoke to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891021-name-171" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-171" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TURNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Kent County Constabulary</hi> 281). On 11th September Shorter made a statement to me, in consequence of which I made inquiries—I said to the prisoner, in the parish of East Sutton, near Maidstone, "Can you account for the horse and trap?"—he said, "I bought it from a man of the name of Smith, at Winchester, two years ago"—I took the name and address. "H. Tweed, Shoreditch," from the trap—I told the prisoner I should charge him on suspicion of stealing it—he said, "You will charge me wrongfully "—he had this pistol loaded with ball, and threatened he would do for me—he did not point it at me—I closed with him, and I was about a quarter of an hour before I could overpower him—I took him to Maidstone—he gave me a receipt, which I have since lost—I read it, and know its contents—this is a copy of it: "Bought of Mr. Smith, a pony, harness, and cart, for the sum of £5, January 27th, 1887, at Winchester; witnesses, Mr. Jones and Mrs. Jones.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Payne did Hot speak to me—I spoke to you first; after I had seen Shorter I came after you—after I came to you you said, "I am here; if that lot is wanted, you know where to find me "—I said, when I came up to you, "Where is the pony?"—you said, ''Down the meadow "—you told me where the cart was, and that you had given your money to your brother, in answer to my questions—you tussled with me; you did not hurt me—you offered to resist me with the loaded pistol in your hand—you pointed it right fair at me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-172" type="surname" value="LEACH"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-172" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN LEACH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi>). On 11th September I went to</p>
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<p>stone Cross Police-station, and the prisoner was given into my custody—in reply to the charge he said, "If you say I stole the horse and cart you make a mistake; it was a taller man than me"—I took him to London—on the way he said, "I have had the horse and cart in my possession since 30th August. I have allowed no one else to drive it. I had it from a man name of Smith. I was to have paid him £3 10s. for it. It was outside the Earl of Gray, Mile End Road. I was to have paid him £3 15s. for it. I had not got the money. I paid him 10s. He was to have come to Maidstone a week ago last Sunday" (this was 13th, and Sunday week would be 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> September) "for the remainder of the money, but he did not come. I then sold it to a man named Shorter, who gave me 15s. deposit, the remainder to have been paid at the expiration of the reaping"—Constable Turner had a receipt made out in ink on a small piece of paper—when the prisoner was committed for trial Turner was told to keep possession of it—I made this copy of it afterwards—the witnesses' names were then as now, "Mr. Jones, Mrs. Jones"—the original was all in the same handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in a written defence, said that he hired the pony and cart from a man, who gave the name of Smith, at Fisher's coffee-house, in Billingsgate, for</hi> 10s.
<hi rend="italic">a week.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891021-840-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-840-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in February</hi>, 1888,
<hi rend="italic">at this Court.—
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<interp inst="t18891021-840-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-840-18891021 t18891021-840-punishment-34"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that Shorter deserved great credit for having given information.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ALLISTER</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18891021-841-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18891021-841-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-841-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing an order for the payment of £23 14s. 6d. and a piece of paper, the property of
<persName id="t18891021-name-174" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18891021-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-841-offence-1 t18891021-name-174"/>Frederick James West</persName> and other.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK JAMES WEST</hi>. I am a sawmills proprietor, of 25, Ash Grove, Hackney—the prisoner used now and again to go out with my carmen, delivering bundles from the horse and van; and when he came back I would give him 2d.—I did not employ him permanently—Mr. Claxton is a customer of mine—at this time he owed me £23 14s. 6d.—I called on him on 3rd October, and he gave me certain information—after
<lb/>wards I saw that this cheque, which I had not seen before, had been paid into my credit at the London and Provincial Bank—my partner has since endorsed it again for the convenience of the bank—I have a letter-box fixed in the brickwork of the stable; into it letters coming to my place of business are delivered—I keep it locked—it was possible to take letters out of it from inside the stable without unlocking it—I should say it was not possible for letters put into the box to drop out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891021-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891021-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-175" type="surname" value="CLAXTON"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-175" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CLAXTON</persName> </hi>. I am a plain and fancy box manufacturer, at 120, Goswell Road—I deal with Mr. West—on 30th September I sent him this cheque for £23 14s. 6d. on the Cripplegate Bank, posting it at 114, Goswell Road, at half-past nine—afterwards Mr. West called on me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891021-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891021-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-176" type="surname" value="SIMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-176" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Cripplegate Bank, 31, Whitecross Street—at nine o'clock on 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> October this cheque was presented to me by a boy—I cannot identify the prisoner—he said nothing, but offered me the cheque as if to receive the cash for it—I saw it was crossed, and returned it—I did not notice the endorsement at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891021-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891021-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-177" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-177" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Hackney branch of the London</p>
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<p>and Provincial Bank—on let October the prisoner presented this cheque, saying he had been sent by Messrs. West and Co. with the cheque—it was endorsed before he brought it; the endorsement is not like Messrs. West's—I gave him a credit slip, and showed him how to fill it in—he signed his name W. Jones on the credit slip—when he had filled it up he asked if there was anything more—I said, "No"—he asked a second time if it was all right—I said, "Yes"—Mr. West has an account with us; I placed the cheque to their credit—I gave him nothing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18891021-841-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18891021-841-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-841-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th, and Saturday</hi>, 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK BENJAMIN RICKARDS</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891021-842-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="arson"/>, Feloniously setting fire to his house on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891021-842-offence-1 t18891021-cd-2"/>12th September</rs>, with intent to injure and defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891021-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891021-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-179" type="surname" value="WILLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18891021-name-179" type="given" value="HENRY THOMAS"/>HENRY THOMAS WILLIS</persName> </hi>. I live at Cromwell Avenue, Highgate—I am a collector of rates for the City, and also act as agent for Mr. Crowther, the landlord of 11, Liddiard Road, Highgate—the prisoner was the tenant of that house; he paid monthly a rent of £2 6s. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he also paid the taxes—I called for the rent monthly—on 12th September he was in arrear with the rent—there was three months owing to 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> October—the last month's was due up to 8th August—that was not paid, and nothing has been paid since—I called two or three times for the rent—the last time I called was about a week before 12th September.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He paid the July rent—I have my receipt-book here—he owed for August and September, and up to October 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, three months—the September rent was not paid—the July rent was the last that was paid—he owes for two months, £4 13s.—I never lost any rent through him before—he has had the house about two years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-180" type="given" value="ELLEN TYLER,"/>ELLEN TYLER, SEN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Tyler, and live at 14, Liddiard Road—I knew the prisoner and his wife as neighbours—before his wife went away on 9th September I made some arrangement with her, and on the 10th and 11th the prisoner brought me the key of his house each morning—during the day my daughter went into the house to do the household work, and the prisoner called for the key in the evening—on the morning of Thursday, the 12th, he left the key, and between five and six in the afternoon I saw him speaking to my daughter—I did not hear what he said; I saw my daughter go away—about nine that same evening my attention was attracted to the prisoner's house; I saw the staircase in flames—I afterwards saw the firemen—some furniture was brought from that house into mine—on the following day, the 13th, I did not have the key—on the 14th I saw the prisoner, and he gave me the key—I did the work on that day myself, and also on Sunday, the 15th—I saw the prisoner at half-past four that afternoon leaving the house—I did not see him come back that day—I did not go to the house on the Monday—on the Tuesday morning he brought me the key, and I went into the house to do the work that day—I was in</p>
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<p>the house about two in the afternoon; I let myself in with the key by the front door—while I was in the house the prisoner came in from the back-yard door, not the door I had come through—I was surprised at seeing him—he told me he had found his door-key—on Thursday, the 19th, I went to the house in the afternoon—about three that day the prisoner came for the key—that was the last time I saw him on that day, he then said he was going to Margate until Monday—I was out till ten that evening—when I came back I saw the engines in front of the house; the fire had then been put out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I speak of Thursday, the 12th, from my own recollection—I am sure it was Thursday, the 12th—my daughter only went once for paraffin—the prisoner used paraffin instead of gas—it was not unusual for his family to go to Margate; he is a Margate man, and his family used to go there about this time of year—I have known him about two years—I knew he went to Margate last year and this year—it was not on Tuesday, the 10th, that my daughter went to fetch the paraffin, it was on the Thursday—my daughter has not spoken to me about it since—my house is not next door to the prisoner's, it is in the same road—I hare two outer door-keys—I let apartments, and I give my lodger one—there is a largish garden at the back of the houses in Liddiard Road—they are separated from each other by a wooden fence, and the infirmary wall is at the bottom.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-181" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN TYLER, JUN</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness and live; with her—on the 10th, 11th and 12th September, from what my mother said to me, I went into the prisoner's house and did the house-work—I let myself in by the front door with the key—on the 12th, when I had done the work in the house and when I left, everything was right in the house—it was about two o'clock when I left—I remember the prisoner asking me to get some paraffin oil for him—that was on the Thursday; he came to our house for the key and asked me whether I would go and get him half a gallon of oil at Thorne's, on Highgate Hill, that was about five o'clock—he did not give me anything to get it in; he said the handle was off the can—I went to Thorne's and got the oil, the lady served me, I brought it back in a can, I knocked at the door, he came to the door and I gave him the oil—that was the only time I had got any oil for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate that it was on Tuesday, the 10th, that I fetched the oil, I made a mistake, my mother told me I was wrong, after I had given my evidence at the Court—it was not a gallon I was sent for, only half a gallon—about six or seven on the even
<lb/>ing of the 12th, the prisoner called at the house with another gentleman, I saw them—I spoke to them—I do not know the names of the other gentlemen—the prisoner told me he was going out, and would be home about half-past ten.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-182" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THORNE</persName> </hi>. I am an oilman, and live at 4, Highgate Hill—I have known the prisoner for some time as a neighbour and a customer, and was in the habit of supplying him with paraffin oil—he usually had half a gallon a week in the summer-time and a gallon in the winter—he usually had it on a Saturday—I supplied him with half a gallon on the 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> August, and also on the Saturday before that—on 12th September he had half a gallon, and a quart on 17th September—he fetched that himself—I lent him a half-gallon can to take it in—I lent a can also on the 12th,</p>
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<p>that was a gallon can—I know his house—I was there on Monday, the 16th, after the first fire, I met the prisoner outside and asked him what had happened—I went into the house and saw the state it was in—I helped him clean up the mess, and advised him to write for his wife—I saw some newspapers about the place leading along the passage or hall and up the staircase—I did not see any other papers besides newspapers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the papers actually up the staircase, not twisted in any manner—I saw no paraffin oil there—I deal in paraffin—there must be flame to set fire to it; a smouldering rag would not do it—I can't say whether a fuse would set fire to it—the paper was not scorched, it was not touched by fire—he did not have more than his usual allowance of paraffin in that week, he had less than usual by five days—the quart of oil would be half his usual quantity for the week—my house is about two minutes' walk from the prisoner's—I was there on the night of the 12th and also on the 16th—when I got there on the night of the 12th there were policemen there—there was one when I went in, an ordinary constable, he was in the office when I went in—there was a table in the office—I did not notice any desk—I saw the sergeant who came in after
<lb/>wards, taking notes—the fire had been put out when I came to the place—the first person I saw was a police constable—the sergeant came about a quarter of a hour after I was there; he examined the table and took notes in a book—I was examined at the Police-court, the sergeant was not called there—I saw the state of the room, it was in confusion and greatly disordered, papers were thrown about—I did not see any drawers lying about in the office, I did in the front room and the back room—on Sunday, 15th September, the prisoner called on me about half-past four, I had a conversation with him; he produced a cheque to me for £2 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and asked me to change it and said he was going to Margate; I cashed it for him, it was made payable to himself—he asked me to go to the Holborn Viaduct Railway Station with him—I also saw him on the Tuesday following, the 17th—he called on me and said he was going home to sleep, I can't say exactly what that time was, it was after dinner, between two and three, I think—I insured my life through the prisoner twelve months ago; I always understood he had a good business as an agent—he had a commission on the lives he insured, but he said he would get his commission from the agent—I had been in his house before any fire took place on the night of the 12th—we had a discussion as to whether my door-key would fit his door; I got my key and it did open the prisoner's door; it was an ordinary door-key—when I saw him on the 16th, he complained about this attempt—he told me he had suspicion of some person, and asked me to come up and look at it—he would not mention any name—he did not mention any name to me; he said, "I won't mention the name to you"—he said, "I will not mention it to the police, because I will watch the gentleman myself "—I remember a conversation between the prisoner and a Mrs. Hensby; there were other persons present at the time, I was one of them, and Mrs. Hensby and her daughters—Mrs. Hensby was chaffing him about the fire, and he said, "I wish the fire had burnt the whole row down, and I do not thank the neighbours for their interference and chatter, they might have a fire themselves some day; not that there would be a fire another day, but that they might have a fire themselves some day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner's solicitor has not been to me, I have been to him—I made a statement to him, which was taken down in writing—I have known the prisoner between four and five years, as calling at my premises and serving him as a neighbour; he has been a customer ever since he has been in the neighbourhood—I did not serve the little girl on the 12th, I was out, my wife served her—I know she had a gallon can because I missed it—half a gallon was booked to him—I have not got the book here, I produced it at the Police-court—there was no paraffin supplied on Saturday, the 7th—on the Thursday night I was told by the waiter at the Archway Tavern that there was a fire there—I got to the house about ten minutes to twelve—the prisoner was there—it was through him that I went in, I met him at the house—I knocked at the door and he opened it—I went over the house with him and the policeman—the prisoner did not tell me then that he had a suspicion as to who had done it; it was on Monday, the 16th, that he told me that—I saw him on Sunday, the 15th, at half-past four in the afternoon—he told me he was going to Margate, and I cashed the cheque for him—I don't know whether that was for the purpose of his journey; he said he had no money—on the 16th he said he had come up from Margate—I can't say exactly the time I saw him, but it was after tea, I generally take my tea at five; it might have been between six and seven—he likewise told me that he had been round to see one of the Prudential people, I don't know the name—he said on the Sunday he was going to Margate to see his wife and tell her the bad news of the Thursday, and he told me his wife was very much cut up about it—that was the only conversation we had—I saw him again on the Tuesday; he came to the shop for a quart, of oil, that was after tea, about six, I suppose—I only saw him once that time—I saw him at dinner time at two o'clock as well—he said he was going to have a sleep—he came back after tea and took the quart of oil with him—I did not smell any paraffin oil on the Monday night; I am positive of that—I am a pretty good judge of it—when he took the oil on the Tues
<lb/>day he said, "I will only buy a quart, because I don't want it about the place"—I know he had none then, because the tins were turned over on their sides—that was on the 12th—I heard of the fire of the 19th on the 20th, next morning—I did not hear that paraffin had been found again—it was on the Monday evening, when he came from Margate, that he said he had his suspicion as to who had done the first fire—he did not then know about the second fire; his lodger told him of that—he did not say exactly that he suspected the man had stolen the money; what he said was, "The job of mine on Thursday"—he said he would not tell the police, he would watch the gentleman himself—that was after the lodger had told him of the second attempt, before we got to the house; I won't be certain, but I think it was—when we got to the house I saw these newspapers leading up the staircase—I don't know what the object of that was, but it looked like being done with the object of being fired—they must have been put there purposely by someone—the prisoner said it looked very suspicious, and he said, "What would you do if you were me?"—I said, "I would clear up your place, write for your wife to come home, and watch"—the police never occurred to me—he never told me the amount of the money he had lost—I think he said between £25 and £30—that was to the police—he never mentioned anything to me about the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891021-name-183" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HARLOW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 587). I have had experience of pre
<lb/>paring plans—I made the plan produced of the ground floor of 11, Liddiard Road; it is correct, and to scale.</p>
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