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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>VOL. CX.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, November 18th, 1889, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY AARON"/>HENRY AARON ISAACS</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-3" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., Recorder of the City;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Esq.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-10" 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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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK KYNASTON METCALFE</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ISAACS, MAYOR. FIRST 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, November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIS</hi>, Q. C., and
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-16" type="given" value="DOUGLAS GORDON"/>DOUGLAS GORDON MACRAE</persName> </hi>. I am managing director and editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi>, owned by the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi> Company, Limited, the City office of which is at White House, Telegraph Street—it is a news paper which makes comments upon public companies—some comments appeared in it upon some companies in which the prisoner is connected, that was prior to or in the month of August—as the result of those comments, Mr. Green brought an action for libel against the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi>—after that a pamphlet appeared, entitled "Blackmailing"—upon seeing that, an application was made to commit the prisoner for contempt of Court—an affidavit was filed by the prisoner, not on that occasion, but in an action to restrain us from the publication; that was granted—that was to restrain us from further comments on the company the prisoner was connected with, pending the action—it was in that matter that the prisoner made the affidavit, and then we made the application to commit for con tempt in connection with the blackmailing pamphlet—there was an order of Court that the prisoner be cross examined on the affidavit he had filed—an appointment was made for that cross examination on Saturday, 21st of September—he was to be cross examined before a Special Examiner (Mr. Bray) at 4, Crown Office Row—the prisoner and Mr. Mayhew were in attendance for the purpose of the cross examination on the 21st of September: I went there shortly after twelve, and saw the prisoner there; he was represented by counsel and solicitor—the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi> was also represented by counsel and solicitor, and the cross-examination proceeded</p>
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<p>—in the course of it the prisoner asked the Examiner to excuse him for a minute or two, as he suffered from diabetes, and might he leave the room: something to that effect—the Examiner said, "You will find a convenience opposite"—upon that he left; he was absent about ten minutes, and then returned—he apologised for being away so long, and said he had been to get a little brandy—the cross-examination was then proceeded with, and lasted till about half-past one—it was then adjourned for three weeks—I noticed that the prisoner was rather flippant during the examination, and he did not answer the questions properly—the Examiner cautioned him, and told him if he did not pay more attention he had power to report him to the Court—his demeanor was curious—about half-past one I left Mr. Bray's chambers, about the same time with Mr. Grainger, a friend of mine—I left after the prisoner; he was just outside the door when I went out—as I was passing him he said, "Come, Mr. Macrae, can't we come to some settlement in this matter?" or words to that effect—I said that no settlement could be come to; that we were going the right way to get a settlement—we were quietly walking downstairs all the time, the prisoner and I side by side, and Mr. Grainger behind—Mr. Green was speaking about what had caused the trouble; he said it was all owing to a Mr. Graham, and that it was not his fault—I said, "It was not Mr. Graham who had got me into trouble; you did it yourself"—Mr. Graham was a former editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi>—talking in this way we had got down two flights of steps (
<hi rend="italic">pointing out the position on a model</hi>)—on arriving at the landing Mr. Green said, "After you, Mr. Macrae"—I stepped in front, and had got down about two steps when I felt a very violent push in the back, and I went head first down the whole flight of stairs, about ten, and my head went against the wall—my hat was still on my head; I fell down against the wall; my hands fell forward—I must have sprawled over to the right—I was lying on my right arm when I heard Mr. Green come standing over me with his stick—my hat must have been off then—directly I came to I tried to get up, and I did get up eventually—Mr. Green said, "Now I will murder you, you b—"—he must have followed me down the stairs, because directly I was on the ground he was beating me; it was all in the space of a second or two—he struck me several times over the head with a stick he had in his hand; he hurt me; I bled a great deal from the head—I was getting up at the time—Mr. Grainger and Mr. O'Driscoll came and caught hold of Mr. Green—I was up and trying to catch hold of him too; he caught me by the throat—I tried to get his hand from my throat; it was his left hand—we struggled, and got him into the corner—Meiklejohn came up before anything else was said—that was the first I saw of Meiklejohn; I did not know who he was—while we were holding the prisoner he said, "You have stopped me this time, but I will do for you yet"—he struggled violently till Meiklejohn got hold of him; then Meiklejohn persuaded him to be quiet—after a few minutes a policeman in uniform came up, and I gave the prisoner into custody for the assault—he said he would go quietly, and he was taken away in custody—I followed him—I told the sergeant at the station the same as I have stated now—the sergeant asked him what he had to say—he said, "That is right, and this is only the prologue"—in entering the charge the sergeant asked me my private address—I said, "At Norbiton"—the prisoner said, "That is just what I want";</p>
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<p>and he took out a pencil, and wrote it on his shirt-cuff—when I went to the chambers on this morning I carried an umbrella; I don't remember whether it was raining on that day; I always carry an umbrella—I am quite sure I had no stick in my hand—Mr. A. W. Green, a surgeon, at 7, Bouverie Street, came, and I went with him to his house, and he examined my injuries—I remained under his care for some days—I was out of the house on the Wednesday following—the doctor told me not to go, but I went on the Friday—I had two wounds and three bruises, and my right wrist was strained somewhat; my thumb was a little swollen, probably by falling on my hands—I did not attend before the Magistrate at the prisoner's first examination on 23rd September—I was ordered not to by the doctor—I attended on the remand, and gave evidence—I have got over the injuries; they have all healed up, and the scars have gone—I was in pain for some time—for the first day or two there was a little retching, but nothing very serious.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I walked the best part of the way to the Police-station after being assaulted—I did not want to walk any further—I went to my office the same day—the surgeon came to see me at my house at Norbiton—I was up on the Sunday—I did not go to business on Monday; it would have been awkward; my head was a queer shape—I became the editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi> I think either in March or April this year—I could not tell you exactly at what time—I was not the editor when the article calling the prisoner "an honest promoter" appeared—the paper is the property of a company—I think the company was formed in February or March last year—I have not been connected with it ever since its formation—I became connected with it about August last year as a shareholder—I knew then of the management of the paper, and who was the editor—I read the articles in the paper—I could not tell you how many shares I had—at present I am practically the owner of the paper—I did not hold a single share in March, 1888—Mr. Graham was the editor before me—I remember an article on 22nd August last, headed "Alfred M. Green's Promotions and the New Durham Salt Company"—I can't say that that company was commended to the public as an investment; I don't say it was not—I did not in the summer of this year go to Mr. Green and say, "Come, you must deal with me as Graham said he was dealt with; I must have something in respect of what you are doing"; I never saw Mr. Green at all—I have taken a good deal of trouble to find out what I could of the previous character of Mr. Green, what his companies were; I found out a good deal as to what they were, and what his character was in respect to their promotions; I mean as far as his character might be affected in regard to the companies—I cannot tell you when Mr. Moser, the detective, was first employed—I employed him to find out certain facts in reference to Mr. Green—I could not tell you without the book how much he was paid; I don't think it was so much as £250. I have never paid him any of it myself; the company paid him—I have no knowledge how much was paid him—the books are in Court—I never took the trouble to inquire about it—I did not give instructions that the prisoner should be followed till much later—I did give such instructions; that was after I had been informed that he was intending to shoot everybody on the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi>—I have not stated that before; I have never had the opportunity—I can't give the date when I was told that—Major Fen</p>
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<p>wick was the person who told me—I think it was about July that I gave instructions, not to have him followed, hut I gave general instructions that Moser was to take all necessary steps to protect me and the members of the staff—Mr. Grainger was employed as a leader writer; he was informed of the prisoner's expected violence—I know that persons were sent to Ramsgate to follow him there—I was never at Ramsgate; I know he was watched wherever he was; a watch was kept on him to see that no violence was done to the members of the staff or myself, a very necessary step—I did not instruct Moser; I can't say that I did; I have seen him on many occasions, and given him instructions not to molest the prisoner in any way, but to take steps for our protection—I got such materials as were necessary to show what sort of a man it was who was promoting bubble companies, not only the Durham Salt Company, but other companies—I wrote an article commencing, "He first comes under our notice as a keeper of a billiard saloon, "etc. (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Willis read this, and several other papers reflecting upon different companies</hi>)—an action was brought against the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi> in respect of those articles, and an interim injunction was obtained to restrain us from publishing any more such articles—on leaving Mr. Bray's chambers, I did not say to Mr. Green, "Cannot we settle this? "Isay no, distinctly—Mr. Green did not reply, "No, we cannot"—I did not then take him by the arm and say, "If you won't, I will make London too hot to hold you, "nothing of the kind—I had no such sentiment in my mind at the time of this assault; I had no feeling at all to Mr. Green; I meant to make it too hot to continue his malpractices; but I had no feeling at this time, my mind was on the examination; I was walking out in a perfectly friendly manner—he did not then push me away—I never had a stick in my hand, therefore I could not strike him with one—I have heard that a stick was picked up at the entrance of Fig tree Court; I did not see it—I believe a constable said at the Police-court that he thought I had claimed it; he described it as a thick knotted
<hi rend="italic">wangee</hi> stick—I don't know whether it was a very fine morning, but I always carry an umbrella; I don't carry a stick in London, I do in the country—Mr. Green and I did not come struggling down the stairs, I striking at him with a stick, that I swear; my umbrella went out of my hand directly Mr. Green pushed me—I never fought at all; I used no violence except in holding him when I got up, and then I did not use any violence, I held him with all my power, that was all—I did not know that Moser was attending this examination that morning, but I believe he was, I am not sure; I believe he was, and two men; I ascertained that afterwards—Mr. Mayhew was in the Examiner's room, Mr. Grainger, Mr. Lumley and his clerk, and Mr. Terrell, and Mr. O Driscoll came there to take a shorthand note; he is in the service of the company—there were four members of the staff at the examination—I don't know that I was trying to get information as to the personal life of Mr. Green from other persons besides through Moser—I gave 10 guineas to a man named Collins—I am not sure of the amount—I paid something for information—I did not promise him £40 more if he put it in an affidavit—I think he was to have £20 altogether, not £40 for the affidavit, that was in the matter of the defendant's action after he had served his writ—it was information to defend the action—I had no opportunity to defend myself on this occasion; I was attacked from behind, without having any power to do anything.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The companies we commented upon were public companies, and on Mr. Green especially as the promoter; that is the business of our paper; it is a financial paper, giving information about companies, what to invest in, and what to avoid—in the action of 24th August I was prepared to justify every word we wrote—I have not been informed of any statement of claim being delivered—I believe there has not—I am quite sure that I did not claim any stick; I claimed my umbrella and hat, which I got—I am informed that a stick was thrown down—I did not strike Mr. Green one single blow; it all took place in a very short time—I did not see Moser there—I did not know the two men.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi>—on Saturday, 21st September, I went to Mr. Bray's room, when Green's examination took place—Green left the room for about ten minutes and then came back—when the examination was over at 1.30 I left just behind Mr. Macrae—he and the prisoner went downstairs together—I heard the prisoner say, "Come, Mr. Macrae, cannot we settle this matter?"—Mr. Macrae said, "No, no settlement can be come to;"words to that effect—they were walking side by side, I was following—on the landing the prisoner said, "After you, Mr. Macrae"—Mr. Macrae then preceded him, and I think he had got down two steps when the prisoner took him by the back and hurled him downstairs—Macrae fell with his head against the wall—the prisoner then ran down after him, and beat him over the head with a stick, saying at the same time, "Now I will murder you, "using a filthy expression—Mr. Macrae's hat fell off after coming into contact with the wall—the prisoner gave five or six blows with the stick on Mr. Macrae's head, I should think—I was on the landing myself at that time behind them—I ran down—Mr. Macrae was struggling to his feet—his face was covered with blood—Mr. O'Driscoll ran down behind me; we pushed the prisoner in the corner, and Mr. Macrae got in a half-stooping attitude, and caught the prisoner round the waist and held him in the corner—the prisoner said, "You have stopped me this time, but I will do for you yet"—this took place in a very few seconds—Mr. Albury and other persons came down, and the prisoner was detained till a constable came—I did not know Meiklejohn; he had nothing to do with me—the prisoner was given into custody, and taken to Bridewell Station—he said when the constable came that he would go quietly—at the station I heard Mr. Macrae make the charge and describe what had occurred—the prisoner said, "It is quite right, this is only the prologue"—the sergeant asked Mr. Macrae's private address, and when he gave it the prisoner said, "Ah, that is what I want to get at, "and he wrote it down on his cuff—I am positively certain Mr. Macrae never struck a blow—at the station there was no mark of injury on the prisoner that I could see—Mr. Macrae had an umbrella, I am sure—I don't re member what sort of day it was—a surgeon was sent for, and Mr. Macrae was attended to, and the prisoner was detained at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I remember that Mr. Macrae had an umbrella—I have not been asked the question before—I was near enough to hear the conversation as to the proposed settlement; I was close to them—I had not time to get down to them before the blows were struck, after the man was pushed; it was done in a second, and before it they appeared to be on friendly terms—I and O'Driscoll did not try to stop the prisoner and Mr. Macrae fighting; I saw no fighting at all—I tried to prevent the</p>
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<p>prisoner going on striking him—I know that the prisoner was being watched, and had been watched for some time—I never heard that was for the purpose of protecting Mr. Macrae; I heard two reasons for it—I meant in my answers at the Mansion House that they did not follow Mr. Macrae at Ramsgate to protect him—I have been on the staff of the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi> since June this year; but I wrote for it before that—I know Mr. Marex as the advertising contractor to this company; he is charged with conspiring to extort money—Mr. Macrae was his bail—I had no appointment for the cross-examination at Mr. Bray's chambers; I believe Mr. Mayhew had—I do not know the amount paid to Mr. Moser; it would appear in the books, I should think—Mayhew was not examined on that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Marex has not acted for the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi> since the charge against him was made.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi>—I attended the cross-examination of the prisoner at Mr. Bray's chambers, on 21st September, to take notes—I remember the prisoner asking for leave to go out, and his coming back saying he had had some brandy—he went near a window, and I saw him shift something from his trouser's hip pocket into his coat side pocket—I was not quite sure what it was; I suspected it might be a flask—I saw him go a second time to the window, and when he turned round to come to his seat I saw him shift the revolver back from his coat to his hip pocket—I saw it was a revolver then, I saw the end of the stock—when the examination was over I did not go out immediately after Mr. Macrae—I delayed a minute, and talked to the Examiner; then I went out—Mr. Macrae, Grainger, and the prisoner had preceded me—I went down two or four steps on the second flight—I saw Mr. Macrae walk down a step or two before the prisoner, and I saw the prisoner rush at him with his two hands, and pitch him down the stairs—I lost sight of Mr. Macrae for a moment—I ran down, and he was struggling to his feet just as I got down—he had the prisoner by the coat—I took the prisoner's right arm, as I was afraid he would pull out the revolver—we held him there a short time, and Meiklejohn came in between us, and I ran out to look for a policeman—at this time blood was pouring down Mr. Macrae's face, I wiped some off; I thought his eye was knocked out—the prisoner had in his hand a stick clutched shortly; I think he dropped it—I saw it in his hand at one period of the occurrence; I could not say when—as far as I could see there were only four of us there up to the time of Meiklejohn coming—I had a cane in my hand, which I threw down just about the landing, when I ran down to catch the prisoner with both hands—I afterwards claimed it, and got it from a policeman who had it in his hand—directly a policeman came the charge was made, and we went to the Police-station—I heard all that occurred—I mentioned to the policeman at the Police-station that the prisoner had a revolver; after that a revolver was found in his hip pocket; he gave it up to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not time
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> mention to anyone that the prisoner had a revolver in his pocket; I was taking notes of the examination, and did not want to stop it; I was watching to see if he used it—the examination went on twenty or twenty-five minutes, I should say, after I had seen it—my cane was a thin one; it was not a thick-knotted
<hi rend="italic">wangee</hi>—I</p>
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<p>did not come down the steps with them; I delayed behind a very short time talking to Mr. Bray—I swear no one else was present to see what took place while I held the prisoner till Meiklejohn came—I was standing between Figtree Court and the stairs; there was no chance of seeing from upstairs—we were in the corner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-19" type="given" value="ROBERT MONTAGU"/>ROBERT MONTAGU ALBURY</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Messrs. Lumley and Lumley, of 15, Old Jewry Chambers, solicitors to the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi> and Mr. Macrae—on Saturday, 21st September, I was attending in the ordinary course of my duty at the examination—the prisoner had to be examined, and Mr. Mayhew had to attend—before the examination began I was talking to Mr. Mayhew in Mr. Bray's clerk's room—the prisoner came in with his solicitor, Mr. Gorton; I know them now, I did not at this time—the prisoner said to Mr. Mayhew, "Is not Mr. Macrae coming?"—Mr. Mayhew said he believed he was coming presently—afterwards in the examination-room the prisoner asked again if Mr. Macrae was coming—Mr. Macrae was a little late; he did not come till after the examination had begun—I was in the room when the examination took place—the prisoner went out and came back in about ten minutes, and said, "Excuse me, Mr. Examiner, I have been to get some brandy"—about ten minutes before the examination was over, I should think, Mr. Mayhew left and went away—I was packing up my papers when I heard a cry of "Murder!"—I said to Mr. Terrell, "What is that?"—I threw my bag down on the floor and rushed downstairs at once without my hat—Mr. Terrell went just before me—when I got down on the landing by Figtree Court Mr. Macrae was leaning against the wall just by Figtree Court holding the prisoner; Mr. Grainger and Meiklejohn were there, and O'Driscoll was between the two—Mr. Macrae's forehead was bleeding; I could not see one eye—he asked Mr. Terrell to wipe his eye, and I took out my handker chief and wiped the blood away—at that time the prisoner, Mr. Macrae, Mr. Grainger, Mr. O'Driscoll, Mr. Meiklejohn, Mr. Terrell, and myself were there—there was a good deal of blood on Mr. Macrae; I could not see his left eye, and thought it was out—afterwards he was attended to—a policeman came, and the prisoner was taken to the station—I did not notice what Mr. Macrae was carrying before the assault, but after the assault he was carrying an umbrella—it had been fine the earlier part of the day, but at this time it was pouring with rain, and Mr. Macrae held his umbrella over me—I am sure of that—three of us went back to the City in a cab afterwards—when I came downstairs Mr. Macrae had no hat on—I heard what took place at the station about the prologue, the private address, and so on—O'Driscoll told me he had seen a revolver—I spoke to the sergeant, who said, "Have you any firearms about you?" and the prisoner took it out of his pocket—the date of the writ of the action brought against the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Times</hi> by the prisoner is 24th August—up to the present time no statement of claim has been delivered—I know Mr. Moser has been employed to watch the prisoner—I am quite sure that when I went downstairs none of Mr. Moser's men was in sight at all—I had not seen them before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner's and Mr. Mayhew's examinations have been going on—I heard the word "Murder, "I don't know where it came from, and I said to Mr. Terrell, "Halloa, what is that?"—very likely I said at the Mansion House, "I heard the word 'murder' in a loud</p>
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<p>tone, and immediately rushed out"—I could not distinguish whose voice it was—I had to come down three flights of stairs—Mr. Terrell was standing in the passage just outside the room beside me when I was putting my papers in the bag on the ground.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-20" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TERRELL</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Bar—I conducted the cross examination of the prisoner on 21st September—I thought he was drunk—when the case was to be adjourned there was some discussion as to what day it should be adjourned to; I think the prisoner took part in that—he said something to the effect that a long adjournment would suit Mr. Macrae very well—I do not recollect it very well—then the prisoner went out, and Mr. Macrae went out after him, I believe; I did not see him—I was picking up my papers, not thinking about them, when I heard first an altercation and then some shouting, and then I went out, and about halfway downstairs, and to the best of my recollection I saw Macrae on the ground; there was blood about the place—I did not see anything else—I was agitated very much about it, and I went back again upstairs, and then I came down a second time to the entrance to Figtree Court—the prisoner was then pinned against the wall by three or four people; I did not notice who—Mr. Macrae was holding him with his hand up this way—his face was covered with blood—the prisoner made some observation, I could not say what it was, and Mr. Macrae said, "For God's sake, hold him, or he will do for me or murder me!"—I put my hand up and took it down again; there did not appear any danger at that time—the blood upset me more than anything else—Macrae asked me to wipe his eye—someone else did so—some little time after a policeman came—I waited there till then—I went out to try and find one, but I could not—the policeman was there before I got back from Middle Temple Lane—Mr. Macrae was taken away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 461). On 21st September I was called to 4, Crown Office Row—I went up a flight of steps and came to the entrance to Figtree Court, and I then saw in the corner, at the foot of the stairs by the entrance, Mr. Macrae, the prisoner, Mr. Grainger, Mr. O'Driscoll, and Meiklejohn—Mr. Macrae and the prisoner were at close quarters, and the others were holding the prisoner, but further from him than Mr. Macrae—they were all close together in the corner—I think the first words were said by Mr. Macrae, "Take him away, he is a madman"—I then took hold of the prisoner—he said he would go quietly, and I took him to Bridewell Police-station—there was blood on the faces both of the prisoner and Mr. Macrae—at the station the charge was made; I heard what was said—the prisoner handed over a revolver to me—there was a slight wound on Mr. Macrae's forehead—I only saw blood on the prisoner's face—at the station this stick was produced—it was found on the staircase; I can hardly tell who picked it up—I saw another stick under my feet between the prisoner and Mr. Macrae, on the first step from the entrance to Figtree Court—I stood on it—I asked whose stick it was—I believe Mr. Macrae claimed it; I am not certain of that—it was not this one—this second stick was handed to me by Meiklejohn, immediately I got up there—I kept it, and took it to the station, when the prisoner claimed it—it has been kept by the police since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The stick I found when I first went in was a thick</p>
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<hi rend="italic">wangee</hi> cane—I am sure I found that on the steps between the two parties when I came up—I believe Mr. Macrae claimed it—the prisoner was sober—it was a fine day; there was no rain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was fine; I had been walking about, and my tunic was quite dry—it had been raining some hours before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant City</hi>). I was in charge of the Police-station when the prisoner and prosecutor were brought in about 1. 40—Mr. Macrae said the prisoner had pushed him down the stairs of No. 4, Crown Office Row, hit him over the head with a stick, and also threatened to murder him—the prisoner said, "That is right, it is only the prologue"—I asked Mr. Macrae for his private address, which he gave me—the prisoner said, "That is what I want, "and wrote it on his shirt cuff—Mr. Albury said he thought the prisoner had a revolver—I asked the prisoner if he had any firearms; he said "Yes," and drew this revolver from his pocket—it has five chambers, which were all fully loaded—Mr. Macrae had blood on him—a surgeon had been sent for before by one of his friends—I did not see any wound on the prisoner—he was detained in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was somewhat excited at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-23" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Baker, gun and cartridge maker, of 88, Fleet Street—on 5th September the prisoner came and bought a revolver, I believe; I was not there at the time—on 19th I was there when he came—he produced a five-chambered revolver, and asked for one hundred ball cartridges—I put five into the chambers, and sent the others to an address he gave me—then he left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not certain of the date, it was 19th or 20th—I have no entry to show, I only rely on my memory when I say the 19th—a gentleman was with him—he had purchased the revolver on the 5th, and one hundred cartridges with it—he did not say he had been buying other cartridges, and wanted me to see if these fitted—I don't remember the conversation—we frequently fit cartridges to revolvers before customers take them away—I believe he also bought a rifle from us on 5th September—he gave his card for us to send the cartridges to his address at Redhill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-24" type="given" value="ALFRED WITHERS"/>ALFRED WITHERS GREEN</persName> </hi>, M. R. C. S. I practise at 7, Bouverie Street, Fleet Street—on 21st September, at about half-past four, I was sent for to Bridewell Police-station—I saw Mr. Macrae there—his face, neck, and clothes were smothered in blood—I found three wounds and two bumps on his head—I suggested his coming to my house; he got into a cab and came—the wounds were bruises of the size of a walnut or hazel nut, the skin was not broken—his right hand was swollen, there was a graze on the thumb, the wrist was swollen, and there was a scratch on the back of the hand and a strain of the wrist—the three wounds and two bumps on the head were so individual I judged they were caused by separate blows—I afterwards saw him on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at his residence—he gradually improved—on the Friday he came to town by my permission—he got gradually better and well—I saw the prisoner at Bridewell Police-station; no request was made to me as to any injury to him—I saw no sign of injury on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not examine him at all at the station—Mr. Macrae could have gone to business on the Monday, but as I was his medical adviser he took my advice and did not go—I made four jour</p>
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<p>neys to Norbiton for these wounds—I did not go on Sunday, but on Monday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He could have gone on the Monday, but I thought it was not prudent, and advised him not to go—he was retching on Sunday—that is a sign of concussion of the brain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-25" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Rochester Square, Kentish Town—on 5th September last I was with the defendant at Ramsgate—I there saw two men, who appeared to be watching him—next morning, the 6th, we started on board Mr. Green's yacht and went to Dover first—there were on board Mr. Green, myself, some friends, and Mr. Liddell, the master of the yacht—the amusement on board was chiefly shooting with a repeating-rifle and a revolver similar to the one produced; I believe it is the same—the shooting was at any passing object, birds, empty bottles, or anything—we cruised about, and eventually got to Antwerp about 10th September—by that time we had exhausted all our cartridges, and we bought some fresh ones; some of these were afterwards used in the same way—they did not fit the bore of the revolver—they were foreign, the others were English—we returned, and left the yacht about the 19th September—Mr. Green had some of the cartridges left—he spoke about getting others; they fitted properly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We shot at birds—there were not many—we shot with bullets—we used a great many cartridges—we had not very many left—I did not go with Mr. Green to buy any in Fleet Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We bought two boxes at Antwerp, containing about 100—we did not shoot many of those; they did not fit.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LIDDELL</hi>. I am master of Mr. Green's yacht
<hi rend="italic">Le Violet</hi>—I acted as master from the 5th September up to about the 19th—we went to Dover and Antwerp—Mr. Green and his friends amused themselves by shooting—I remember some cartridges being purchased at Antwerp; they did not fit; the revolver would not revolve with them—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of the boxes bought at Antwerp, and I believe these are the unused cartridges that were left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think the yacht belonged to Mr. Jocelyn—Mr. Green was the proprietor of it on this occasion—he left the yacht on the Thursday before this happened on the Saturday—I was ordered still to keep her under way till he wanted her again—he has not been away in her since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-26" type="given" value="JAMES PHILIP"/>JAMES PHILIP COCK</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of King Street, Liverpool—on the 19th or 20th September I went with the defendant to a gunsmith's shop in Fleet Street—he there produced this revolver from his pocket at the back of his trousers, handed it to the assistant, and said, "I want some cartridges for this revolver; you had better put some in and see if they fit, for I have got some that would not"—the boy fitted the revolver, and the defendant said, "I will take them as they are; send the remainder to my house, "and he gave his card with the address on it—I believe there were 100 or 200 cartridges—on the night before the Saturday I was staying with him at Redhill—on his way to town he said he was going yachting the following day—he put the revolver in his pocket—I said it was not a very nice thing to travel with—he said, "Never mind, it will shoot straight down, and will only hit me. "</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said to the lad, "Load it in the five chambers, and see that it will revolve"; and he put the revolver back in his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-27" type="given" value="STUART JAMES"/>STUART JAMES BUTT</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Walter, a barrister, of 3, Crown Office Row—on the afternoon of 21st September, about half-past one, I was in Crown Office Row, talking to Henry Blunden, Mr. Horace Avory's clerk—some persons came up and spoke to us; after that I heard a scuffle as if two persons were struggling at the top of the stairs at No. 4—we turned into the passage, and when I got to the bottom of the flight of steps I saw two gentlemen striking one another with sticks; they were on the landing leading out to Figtree Court—I was afterwards called at the Police-court, and recognised the two gentlemen; they were Mr. Green and Mr. Macrae—Mr. Green was standing nearly outside the door, Mr. Macrae was in the other side, in the doorway leading to Figtree Court; he was also standing; they were about a yard apart—they were striking one another—just after that Mr. Grainger and Mr. O'Driscoll rushed down the stairs; they rushed at Mr. Green and caught hold of him, as if to stop him—I saw Meiklejohn there; he rushed up the steps from Crown Office Row, and rushed between them, and forced Mr. Green into the corner and held him—somebody said, "Fetch the police"; that was Meiklejohn, I believe—the man who was with Meiklejohn went—after a time a policeman came—I did not hear any such expression as "I will murder you"—I was within a few yards of them at the bottom of the steps, in a position to hear anything that might be said by either of them—I saw Mr. Green go off to the station, and they all went afterwards—after they had gone I went up to the top of the stairs; I saw some blood on the second step leading up from the court—there were also marks on the wall as though made by a stick; you could cut them with a knife; they appeared to be fresh marks—they were about my height, about five feet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard no cry of murder or anything said—I did not see any blood on the wall—when I went up they were not all in a bunch, they were striking at one another—I did not see any blow reach Mr. Green—when Mr. Grainger and Mr. O'Driscoll came down they seemed to join in the fight—they were all in a bunch then, they were trying to stop Mr. Green from injuring Mr. Macrae—there was a noise and confusion—I saw blood dropping from Mr. Macrae's forehead—I had not seen him actually on the ground—how the blood occurred I could not say—Blunden was halfway up the steps, nearer than me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I only saw two persons when I first went in, I am sure of that; Mr. Green and Mr. Macrae; they were striking at each other—after that some persons came down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-28" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BLUNDEN</persName> </hi>. I am one of Mr. Horace Avory's clerks at 4, Crown Office Row—on 21st September I was there with Butt about half past one, talking together—a noise as of persons scuffling down the stairs attracted my attention to the staircase—I ran to the door of our chambers; I went three or four steps up, and looked up the staircase—I saw the prisoner and Mr. Macrae struggling together three or four steps up from Figtree Court—they had hold of each other, trying to hit each other with their fists—they were on the landing—then they separated, and began knocking each other with their sticks—they got down to the level of Figtree Court, and were striking each other with their fists—two gentlemen came down the stairs to join them—they were three or four</p>
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<p>steps "above the landing when I first saw them struggling; then they came down, and I saw them use the sticks—afterwards Mr. O'Driscoll and Mr. Grainger rushed down the steps and caught hold of the prisoner—Mr. Macrae came up and caught hold of the prisoner—a policeman was sent for, the prisoner was given into custody, and they all went away—I heard no such expression used by the prisoner as "I will murder you, "or anything of that sort—afterwards I and Butt examined the staircase; we saw marks there—I heard Butt give evidence as to the marks—I agree with what he said.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in Crown Office Row—I heard an expression, "I am a gentleman; I fight fair"—I did not say that before the Magistrate—I was not asked—I cannot say who used that—I heard no cry of murder—I rushed up the passage; I walked quickly—Mr. Macrae's hat was off when I got there—I don't know how that got off—at that time he was standing up, and Mr. Grainger and Mr. O'Driscoll got hold of the prisoner and tried to get him into a corner to prevent him striking Mr. Macrae—that took place when I got up; I saw it—Meiklejohn assisted in that—Mr. Macrae also tried to assist himself—I saw plenty of blood on him—I don't know how that occurred—I saw blood on the prisoner; it came from Mr. Macrae.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I first saw the prisoner and Mr. Macrae they were three or four steps up from the landing, having hold of each other, and coming down the stairs—when they got down to the landing they separated, and began striking at each other with their sticks—I have been about eighteen months in Mr. Avory's employment—I cannot swear Mr. Macrae had a stick in his hand; I saw him with something like one, striking the prisoner—I am quite sure two or three times blows came on the prisoner's shoulders—I have not used the words "I fight fair" before—I gave them to someone who took my proof.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Financial Times.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for an assault, occasioning actual bodily harm, upon which</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-2-18891118 t18891118-2-punishment-1"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18891118-3-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, to feloniously marrying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-3-offence-1 t18891118-name-33"/>Catherine Micali</persName>, his wife being then alive.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18891118-3-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18891118-3-punishment-2" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-3-18891118 t18891118-3-punishment-2"/>One Month Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED GUDGEON</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891118-4-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, to feloniously marrying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-4-offence-1 t18891118-name-35"/>Gertrude Gray</persName>, his wife being then alive.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18891118-4-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-4-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18891118-4-punishment-3" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-4-18891118 t18891118-4-punishment-3"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MOSS MICHAELS</hi> (36)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891118-5-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing ten silk mufflers and two pieces of silk, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-5-offence-1 t18891118-name-37"/>>John Myer Curwell</persName> and others; and also to a conviction of felony in December, 1881, at this Court.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18891118-5-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-5-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18891118-5-punishment-4" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18891118-5-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-5-punishment-4" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-5-18891118 t18891118-5-punishment-4"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY TURNER</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891118-6-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing a post-letter containing a pair of gloves and an order for £1, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-6-offence-1 t18891118-name-39"/>H. M. Post master-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-6-18891118 t18891118-6-punishment-5"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY RICHARDS</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891118-7-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to forging and uttering an endorsement to a banker's cheque for £l 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi> </rs>; also
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<interp inst="t18891118-7-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-7-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>to stealing, while employed in the Post Office, a letter containing a cheque for 25s., the property of
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-41" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-7-offence-2 t18891118-name-41"/>H. M. Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18891118-7-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="def1-7-18891118 t18891118-7-punishment-6"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18891118-8-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing from a mail letter bag a post letter containing an order for 20s., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-8-offence-1 t18891118-name-43"/>H. M. Postmaster-General</persName>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing four registered letters from the said letter bag;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing out of the said bag a letter containing two diamonds, value £6;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a letter bag containing five registered letters and a postal packet.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18891118-8-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="def1-8-18891118 t18891118-8-punishment-7"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY DANIELS</hi> (34)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891118-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering a receipt for £16;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> a receipt for £25;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> another receipt for £25.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18891118-9-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-9-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18891118-9-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-9-18891118 t18891118-9-punishment-8"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARGARET FRASER</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891118-10-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing two bags and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-10-offence-1 t18891118-name-46"/>Thomas Fielding Johnson</persName> </rs>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18891118-10-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-10-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to forging and uttering an order for £10, with intent to defraud; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18891118-10-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-10-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a bag, a silk dress, a petticoat, and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-10-offence-3 t18891118-name-47"/>Hugh Rowlands</persName>, having been convicted of felony on January 1st, 1883.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18891118-10-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-10-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18891118-10-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-10-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-18891118 t18891118-10-punishment-9"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LILLIE WILSON</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891118-11-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having in her possession moulds for coining.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-49" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DREW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant T</hi>). On 22nd September I was with Detective Cracknell and another officer, in Howard Road, Fulham, and saw a man come out of No. 58—Cracknell arrested him—Mrs. Wake field, the landlady of No. 58, admitted me—it is a private house—I saw the prisoner on the third floor, standing at a back bedroom door—I said, "Is your name Wilson?"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "We are police officers; your husband has been arrested for uttering counterfeit coin, and I have reason to believe there is more counterfeit coin in your rooms; I am going to search your place"—she said, "I know nothing about him; what he does has nothing to do with me; I don't mind being locked up as long as he is with me; I am better off in prison than out, while he is there; I will never leave him; there is no bad money in this place"—I searched the bedroom and found this portmanteau closed, but not fastened; I opened it and found seventeen moulds; one is a double mould for half crowns, and this is a double mould for half-crowns of George
<hi rend="largeCaps">IV</hi>. and Victoria—they were done up in paper as they are now, and there were sixteen others—they were wrapped in paper—there were some clamps in the portmanteau, and several pieces of wire—this ladle containing metal was in front of the fireplace, also this melting-pot—I found these pieces of metal lying exposed at the foot of the bed—this piece of cloth was covered over the bench—it has a lot of metal on it and a lot of burnt holes—I said to the prisoner, "What about these?"—she said, "I know nothing at all about them, they have nothing to do with me; he always kept this room door locked"—I said, "But this is your bedroom"—she said, "I know nothing at all about them; they have nothing to do with</p>
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<p>me"—I took her to the station, and she was charged with being found in possession of counterfeit coin, and implements for making the same—she made no reply—I went back to the house; the things referring to the charge had then been removed by other officers, who handed me 487 coins—she was brought up at the Police-court next day, and I said, "You say your name is Wilson, and you are Mrs. Wilson; are you the wife of the man who escaped?"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "Can you give me any information whereby I can obtain the certificate of your marriage or a copy of it?"—she said, "No; I don't want to do anything at present"—I said, "If the question should arise you cannot very well say no opportunity has been given you to produce it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The moulds were wrapped in paper—the ladle and melting-pot might be used for other purposes than coining—she said, "He always kept the door locked, "not "sometimes" nor "often"—I took down notes of what I thought proper—the other man who was taken in custody escaped, and is still at large.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-50" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CRACKNELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer T</hi>). On 22nd September, about 1. 30 a. m., I was with Green, Howell, and Drew, in Fulham Road—we followed Wilson to a stable, which we entered, and took him in custody, and took him to the station—we then went to 58, Harwood Street, to the third floor front, where the prisoner was in Drew's custody—we searched the back room, and found 28 sixpences and 9 shillings folded in tissue paper on the mantelshelf, with an indiarubber ring round them—we then went into the front room and found on a sofa this parcel of 105 half-crowns, and in another packet two half-sovereigns, 53 florins, and three counter feit sovereigns done up in brown paper, and 120 sovereigns and eight half-sovereigns done up in paper, and in a basin under the table in the back room I found 18 sixpences, three half-crowns, 1s. 6d., and 7 1/2d. in bronze on the mantelshelf.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The two packets on the mantelpieces were very easy to be seen—Sergeant Brown found the portmanteau, and took it away with the other prisoner—the parcel was brown paper, tied up with string ready to be taken away—the man escaped shortly after he was taken to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi>). I went to this house with Cracknell and the other officers, and assisted in arresting the man who escaped—I had seen him with the prisoner in Harwood Road on Saturday night, the 21st, one riding a bicycle and the other a tricycle; they stopped opposite 58, Harwood Road—I went after him, but he got away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-52" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 465). I assisted in searching these rooms, and found this gilt double florin in a portmanteau under a bench at the head of the bed—there were two portmanteaus—I also found eight gilt florins, twenty-six sovereigns, ten half-sovereigns gilt, and an unfinished sixpence wrapped in tissue paper in this box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-53" type="given" value="THYRZA"/>THYRZA WAKEFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Wakefield, a coachman, of 58, Harwood Road, Fulham—in June last a man came and looked at a front and back room unfurnished on our third floor, and two or three days afterwards the prisoner came and took the rooms, in the name of Mrs. Wilson—she paid 2s. deposit—the man gave his name George Wilson—the rent was 6s. a week—she said that the man was an engraver—they came in a few days afterwards, and were there twelve weeks—the man went out occasionally—the prisoner did not go out to work, only on</p>
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<p>errands; she paid me the rent regularly every week in my kitchen—they never were in arrear—they lived together as man and wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-54" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DREW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The coins had been found when I went back to the house—I found two batteries, two ladles, some plaster of paris, nine bottles of chemicals, a plate of sand, two Japanese pots, a deal polishing board, a quantity of tissue paper, a number of files, a quantity of emery paper, some gilding powder, and a lot of books on chemistry—we found a tricycle and a bicycle at a stable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to, Her Majesty's Mint—these are seventeen moulds for counterfeit coin: four double moulds for florins, five double moulds for shillings, a single mould of 1873, three double moulds for half-crowns of George
<hi rend="largeCaps">IV</hi>, one double mould for sixpences; a double mould for sovereigns, a single mould for sovereigns, and a double mould for pennies; some of them have been used—all these coins are counterfeit; some are unfinished, and the others are wrapped up in half-loads in tissue paper, they are then taken out and rubbed with lamp black—here are twenty-one sovereigns and twenty seven half-sovereigns, some gilt, seven are ungilt—they are half sovereign type, not sixpences gift—some of these 105 half-crowns came from the mould in the indictment—here are two batteries, and gold, silver, and copper solutions, ammonia, cyanide of potassium, plaster of paris emery paper, a polishing board, copper wire, files, a clamp for holding moulds, ladles and melting-pots—this ladle has melted pewter in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Common Serjeant directed the Jury that if they believed that the man and the prisoner were man and wife, they must find the prisoner</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>.,</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-12-offence-1 t18891118-name-57"/>John Chandler</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">For cases of Lydon and others, see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Other counts</hi>, for incurring a debt and liability for £17 17s. 1d.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Garland and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Stone, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CALVERT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Luck.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES BURTON</hi>. I am a coachbuilder, of Great Grimsby—in May last I received this letter from Luck Brothers, of 107, Old Gravel Lane (
<hi rend="italic">Dated May</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd, asking for designs, with price, for a baker's cart</hi>)—I had further letters about the style of the cart, and the way it was to be made—I wrote, giving the price, and afterwards received this letter on a</p>
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<p>printed heading from Luck Brothers, bakers and confectioners. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated May</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd, and stated, "If you like to make two for</hi> £46
<hi rend="italic">you can do so; put name in gold</hi>")—I agreed to build two for £47 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and in consequence of my request Luck Brothers sent me this cheque for £5 as a deposit. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed "A. Luck," drawn on the Stepney branch of the L. and S. W. Bank</hi>)—that was honoured all right, and I gave a receipt for the £5—they were finished on 2nd July, and I told the prisoners the day I was coming up with them they were consigned in my name—I arrived at King's Cross at 2. 30, and at a quarter to six I went to 107, Old Gravel Lane, a baker's shop—I saw a man there, and in consequence of what he said I went back to King's Cross at 8. 30, and the carts had gone—the carts were not at the station when I started; they did not come till 5. 30—when I went back to 107, Old Gravel Lane, I saw Luck and stone—I said, "I presume I see Luck Brothers"—Luck said, "Yes"—Garland was there—I said, "Then you have got the traps home; is everything satisfactory?"—Stone said, "Yes, they look very nice"—Luck said, "Come across the road, we have this bit of business to do"—we all went to a little room in a publichouse on the opposite side, when Luck pulled out my account from his pocket, which I had sent by post four or five days before—he handed it to Stone, and said, "This is all right"—Luck wrote this cheque for £41 10s.—I gave them £1 towards the carriage—I paid the cheque into my bank, and it was returned marked "Not pro vided for"—I sent a telegram immediately, and received this telegram in reply, "Yours to hand; letter will follow" (
<hi rend="italic">Dated July</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>)—I waited a week, but no letter came, and I came up to London and saw Stone at the shop—he said, "I am very sorry this is bad, but it will be all right in a few days"—that was Friday, and he said I could not see Luck before Sunday—I then got this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">From Luck, stating that he would meet the cheque in a few days</hi>)—I called again, but got no payment—I saw my carts about a month ago at Mr. Whale's, East Hill Hotel, Wands worth—I should not have left them at the railway-station if it had not been for this cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. I did not know Stone before I got the order, nor did I see either of the prisoners before I came up with the carts—I received the cheque for £5 on account on May 27th—both cheques are signed "A. Luck"—the letters were on memorandum forms, with "Luck Brothers" at the top—it was nine o'clock when I received the second cheque, and I could not go to the bank—I went back next morning before the bank opened, took the cheque home, and paid it in to my account—Luck never said that I could take the carts back again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CALVERT</hi>. I instructed the police, and my solicitor took civil proceedings and got a judgment—I never asked to have the carts back again—I had written to say that I should be at King's Cross at 2. 30, and I was there when the carts arrived at 5. 40—I did not see Luck Brothers, though I went into the delivery office twenty times to know whether they had turned up, and I went on to Gravel Lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had written to them to meet me at King's Cross—I got nothing from my judgment—if either of the defendants had offered to return the carts I should have taken them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. When I got home I found a telegram from Luck</p>
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<p>Brothers, an answer to which had been sent by my people—I did not see it—I do not know that it was sent from Euston Station—Stone said in the evening that they had been to the station, and could not make out how they missed me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I was surprised when I found the carts gone, but I did not think there was anything wrong—I found the carts on their premises when I got back—the telegram is destroyed; it was, "Has Mr. Burton left with the traps?"—the answer was, "Yes, he left this morning"—it was handed in at King's Cross Station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-62" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LEWINS</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Great Northern Railway—on 2nd July, about 5. 30, two carts arrived consigned to Mr. Burton—about 8. 20 or 8. 30 the prisoners Luck and Stone came, and Luck said, "You have two carriages here for us, have you not?"—I said, "In what name?"—he said, "Luck Brothers"—I said, "No"—he said, "But you have, I have seen them down at the bottom; they may be in the name of Burton; he is the sender"—he paid the carriage and took them away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-63" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHALE</persName> </hi>. I keep the East Hill Hotel, Wandsworth—Stone has had a shop next door for eighteen months or two years—about the end of June or the 1st or 2nd of July he told me he had a business in Gravel Lane, and had a commission to sell flour for a country miller, but they would not send it, and he had a dogcart to dispose of—I lent him £5 on it without seeing it—a day or two afterwards Luck called, and said that the dogcart was at a livery-stable at Fulham—I had seen him with Stone—I took a horse to Fulham and brought it away, and kept it at my place—I saw Stone the same evening, and let him have £10 more, with the understanding that he would introduce a customer to buy the cart—he came again, and I gave him another £7, making £22—six or eight days afterwards he brought Mr. Clark, and I sold him the cart for the same price, £22, I having had the use of it—about three weeks or a month after that Stone called, and said he could not get flour to carry on the baking business, and was very anxious to keep the shop open, as a large baking company wanted to take it, and would I let him have some money on the business cart—I lent him £5—he brought the cart a day or two afterwards; I bought it for £16, and gave him the balance, £11—he gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have got the cart still—Mr. Burton saw it at my place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CALVERT</hi>. I paid no money to Luck—he only took me to where the cart was at Fulham.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I only know of one shop which Stone has had since he lived next door to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a paper stock merchant, of 46, Old Gravel Lane—I saw two carts opposite my warehouse, and asked a woman whom they belonged to, in consequence of which I went to Mr. White and asked him if he wanted to sell the little chaise cart, and bought it for twenty-two guineas.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CALVERT</hi>. I never saw Luck in my life—I was not aware of the mistake, nor was my clerk, till about two months ago—my clerk did not know I had given it to him till I gave him the receipt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I do not lend money on different things; I am anxious to oblige customers—I lend a butcher £5 when he goes to market—there are several struggling tradesmen round me, and I lend them money</p>
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<p>sometimes, and take no interest from them—I know Mr. Stone by his being next door—I had a dinner that night, and was very busy—I could have no object in making out the receipt for less—I made out the receipt for £22 instead of twenty-two guineas—I was not aware of it till after wards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-65" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK CHANDLER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Chandler, a flour factor, and live at 265, Cambridge Road, Mile End—on 28th June Luck came to me and gave me a card, "Luck Brothers, 107, Old Gravel Lane, Wapping"—he bought ten sacks of flour for cash on delivery, and wanted them the same evening, but I could not deliver them—next morning I sent George Chapman with them, who returned and brought me this cheque for £13—I paid it away, and it was returned to me marked "Refer to drawer"—I went to the shop, saw Garland, presented the cheque to him, and asked him for cash for it—he said that Mr. Luck was away in the country—I afterwards wrote to them, and received this reply. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed A. Luck, regretting that the cheque had been returned, and stating that he would see to it in a day or two</hi>)—I afterwards went to the shop, and Garland said that Mr. Luck had gone to our place to pay cash for the cheque—I hurried back—Luck did not come—a party came three or four hours afterwards, who gave the name of Sprout, and offered me £2; and afterwards £3, for the cheque, but I declined—I never got any further payment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. I saw Garland serving behind the counter—there was only the baker in the shop when I went on Tuesday; he was serving customers behind the counter in the same way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-66" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Mr. Chandler—on 29th June I delivered ten sacks of flour at 107, Old Gravel Lane, and saw Garland—I delivered my bill—he said, "All right"—he was in a great hurry to get the flour in—he gave me this cheque—I said that I was supposed not to take a cheque; he said, "I wish you and me were as sure of £20 as your governor is for £13"—I said, "I must have your name on the back"—he wrote "Garland" on it, and I took it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. I sometimes get paid by cheques—there was no name on the back of it; and I asked him to sign it, because I thought it was a further security, and that the more names I got on the back the better the cheque would be—there was nobody but Garland in the shop, but the baker was downstairs—Garland said that they had been waiting for the flour, and told me to get it out quickly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-67" type="given" value="CHARLES ALBERT"/>CHARLES ALBERT WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a flour factor, of Stratford—on May 8th Luck called to order some flour; ho said he was carrying on business in Old Gravel Lane—I asked for the usual trade references; ho said he had just gone into business for himself, and referred mo to his late employer, Mr. Miller, of Putney—seeing there was" and Co. "I asked him about his partner—he said his partner had not much to do with it—he gave me an order for twenty bags, value £14, to be paid for in fourteen days—they were delivered, and paid for by cheque, which was mot, and at the same time Luck gave me a further order for ten sacks or ten bags, which were delivered on May 29th on the same terms, which I sent, and on the 31st he wanted something to mix with the previous lot, and I sent him three more sacks—on 4th June I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he would send a cheque in a day or two, and ordering free or ten bags of Australian flour.</hi></p>
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<hi rend="italic">Signed A. Luck</hi>)—I sent five sacks, value £30 19s. 6d., and on 13th June this letter came in my absence. (
<hi rend="italic">Signed A. Luck, enclosing a cheque on the London and South Western Bank for</hi> £20,
<hi rend="italic">and ordering fifteen or twenty sacks of flour</hi>)—that was not sent—I paid the cheque in, and it came back marked, "Refer to drawer"—I called to see Luck a few days afterwards; he was not at home—I saw Garland, and waited two or three hours, and then called again, but he was not there—I then sent someone to collect the account, but never got it—on the day after ordering the flour Garland came, but I kept him waiting, as I was anxious to know if the cheque was all right—he called twice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. I sent a man named Bogle one lot of flour, which was paid for; I do not consider him a customer—I do not know that it was through him that I was introduced to Luck; I asked who referred him, and he would not tell me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CALVERT</hi>. Luck said that the five sacks of flour were rather soft, and he wanted something stronger to mix with it—I do not know that the five sacks were offered back to my carman; they could not be, as he had used some—they had about £40 worth of goods between May 8th and June 13th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-68" type="given" value="ANGELO"/>ANGELO BRADISH</persName> </hi>. I am a baker—about the end of June I called for Mr. Williams at 107, Old Gravel Lane, to collect his account—I saw Gar land, and asked for Mr. Luck—he said, "Mr. Luck is out of town"—I said, "Has Mr. Stone anything to do with the business?"—he said, "Yes, he is a partner"—I said I had come to collect Mr. "Williams's account for flour, and produced a cheque for £20, and told him it had been dishonoured, and I should like to see some person in authority—he said that I could see Mr. Stone next day at twelve o'clock—I called next day and saw Stone, who said he would send £5 the following Monday, and afterwards he said he would give Mr. Williams the shop for Luck's debt—I said that I could not recommend that, as it was an underselling shop, as far as I knew.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. I am interested in the business—I am not a practical baker—I took a shop at 83, High Street, Streatham, to support my wife and ten children—I nave a clerk and collector—when I went Garland was behind the counter—he may have said, "There is not a partner in."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-69" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HAWKER</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Mr. Williams—I delivered this flour on five different occasions, and on each occasion got a delivery note, signed A. Luck—I saw Luck, but cannot swear to any of the other prisoners—these are the duplicates of three of the delivery notes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CALVERT</hi>. I do not remember being asked to take back five sacks of Australians.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-70" type="given" value="HENRY SURTEES"/>HENRY SURTEES CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Neil Marriage and Co., flour factors, of Ratcliff Cross—on April 9th Luck called and ordered ten sacks of flour, amounting to £13 2s. 6d., for cash on delivery; which was paid—on 10th April he called again, and ordered flour to the amount of £7 8s. 9d., which was delivered on the 16th, and paid for in cash—on the 17th he ordered flour to the amount of £13, which was paid for on the 24th, when he ordered flour amounting to £25 2s., which was delivered, and on 6th May Luck called and handed me £13 2s. in cash, and a cheque for £12 on the Hammersmith branch cf the London and South-Western Bank, signed W. A. Stone, and drawn in favour of</p>
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<p>and endorsed by Luck—at the same time he ordered about twenty-five sacks, amounting to £30—I paid the cheque into my bank, and it was returned dishonoured, and marked, "Refer to drawer"—I saw Luck, who said he was unable to give me cash at the time, and asked me to pay it in again—I did so, and it came back with "Orders not to pay" on it, and "N. S." for not sufficient—I made several applications to Luck at the shop, but got no satisfactory answer—I saw all three prisoners at the shop when I applied about the dishonoured cheque—I did not send the last order.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. He paid me four sums in cash, the rough total is £53, in a little over a month—£12 is now owing to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CALVERT</hi>. It is my usual practice to give a months credit—the order for £30 worth of goods was given before I sent back the cheque the second time, and I told them I would not execute it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not give Luck a month's credit—the first and second transactions were for cash on delivery, and afterwards he agreed to pay in a fortnight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STARKISS</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Jacob Manger and Co.—on 25th April I delivered about twenty sacks of flour to Luck Brothers, 107, Old Gravel Lane—I saw the three prisoners; one of them gave me the delivery note, signed "A. Luck."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-72" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-72" type="surname" value="WHITEHEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-72" type="given" value="BINION"/>BINION WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a corn factor, trading as Best and Co., in Mark Lane—I knew Stone last December carrying on business as a baker in the name of F. R. Clift and Co., at Oxford Terrace, Putney Bridge Road—I agreed to supply him with flour, partly for cash, and fourteen days' credit for the rest—two or three lots were paid for, not amounting to more than £14 or £15 at a time—on 2nd January, 1889, I supplied him with flour value £14 odd, which was paid for all but 30s., and on February 2nd with flour value £17 17s. 1d., which has never been paid for—I applied several times—I afterwards had another transaction with him for a similar amount, for which he paid before delivery, as I declined to give him further credit—I have not been to the shop since, but I heard he had gone to Gravel Lane—I called him Mr. Clift.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. Customers occasionally address me as Mr. Best—Stone paid me about £30 between the end of December and the middle of January—that was cash and credit—altogether he has paid me getting on for £45—he owes me now £19 17s. 1d.; I have had no cheque for that—on the last day that this case was on at the Police court I communicated with the Treasury solicitor—I gave him a reference to Alexander and Co.; they applied to me, and I answered them verbally.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> All the transactions between us appear in my ledger.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-73" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-73" type="given" value="THOMAS FREDERICK"/>THOMAS FREDERICK EARLE</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Hammersmith branch of the London and South-Western Bank—on 3rd April, 1889, the prisoner Stone opened an account there by a payment of £30, of which this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a copy—twelve of Luck's cheques are credited to Stone's account; I mean that twelve of Stone's cheques have been drawn in favour of Luck—I find one cheque in favour of Garland on May 2nd for £1 16s.—since May 12th fifteen cheques have been dishonoured, twelve of which were returned for want of funds, amounting to £60, and he rest for endorsement—I wrote on 18th June, and again in July—</p>
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<p>this £12 cheque was returned twice; it was marked "N.S." the first time, and the second time "Orders not to pay"—that was because the clerk received a written order from Stone not to pay—his account was not overdrawn at that time, but more money had been drawn on than had been paid in—at the time Stone gave orders not to pay this cheque for £12 there were not sufficient funds to meet it, and I should not have paid it if he had not written.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. Several small amounts were paid in afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-74" type="given" value="KENNETH ROBERT"/>KENNETH ROBERT LOGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Stepney branch of the London and South-Western Bank—on May 24th Stone introduced the prisoner Luck, in consequence of which I opened an account in Luck's name—he paid in £13, and afterwards other sums—eight of his cheques have been dishonoured, amounting to £143 12s. 8d—the credit balance on 11th June was £6 4s. 11d., and on the 12th, 9s. 11d.—nothing has been paid in since—cheques to the amount of £119 0s. 11d. have been presented since, and dishonoured—the cheque for £4 10s. on 2nd July to Mr. Burton is one, and one to Mr. Chandler on 2nd July.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi>). I received a warrant for the prisoners' arrest, and on 4th September I saw Garland at Wapping Rail way Station—he shook hands with Mr. Burton, and I said to Mr. Burton, "Is this the man referred to in the warrant I have?"—he said, "Yes"—I took him on the platform, and read the warrant to him—he said, "You have made a mistake"—I took him to the station—he said, "I have nothing to do with Luck Brothers; I left them months ago; I never saw Mr. Burton before; I only saw him twice; I have nothing to do with any cheques; I know the man you want; he owes me some money, that is why I was there to night; I did belong to the firm; I was one of the principals, but left them months ago"—I had kept observation on 107, Gravel Lane, and have seen the three prisoners behind the counter, some times together, and sometimes separately, and I have seen them all three enter the shop together and separately—on September 5th I was with Sergeant Glennister, and saw Stone and Luck go into the shop; we followed them, and I told Luck I had a warrant for his arrest, and read it to him; he made no reply—he had a bag, in which I found a cheque book on the Stepney branch of the London and South-Western Bank, in which is a counterfoil of a cheque for £2 10s., paid to Mr. Stone on 25th May—I went to Luck's address, 4, Holford Road, Fulham, where I found an agreement for 112, Old Gravel Lane, by Miss Wedlake and Alfred Luck—I went over the shop; those was Very little stock there, and a very small quantity of bread—I found an old man there—I had followed Stone to 10, Edale Road, Deptford, on September 2nd, and saw him go in—he went there by rail from Stratford; I had no warrant then—after he was in custody I searched that house and found Mr. Burton's bill and a receipt for £5 on account; also a receipt for £13, signed by Chandler—I found on Luck a letter and an envelope addressed to Mr. Kirby, care of Mr. Woodhouse, Ramsgate. (
<hi rend="italic">This was from Luck to Kirby, stating that the police were watching their movements, and only waiting for them to make a mistake.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. I also found these receipts at Edale Road, showing dealings in the course of business.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-76" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GLENNISTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi>). I took Stone and read the warrant to him; he made no reply—he had this bag, in which I found Mr. Burton's receipt, and an account book of Messrs. Marriage, a receipt from a railway, a pass book of the Hammersmith Bank, some counter foils of cheques on the same bank, and three cheques were found at his private residence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. I found several receipted bills and an agreement—I went into the shop between 6 and 7 p.m., but did not go upstairs; that was occupied—I saw very little bread in the shop; it is not a big shop—there was half a sack of flour in the bakehouse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Garland says</hi>: "I was in their service as weekly servant, and know nothing of the business."
<hi rend="italic">Stone says</hi>: "I know of nothing not carried on legitimately. "</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LUCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GARLAND</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-13-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LUCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STONE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-13-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-13-18891118 t18891118-13-punishment-10"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was tried upon one of these indictments at the last Session, when the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">being unable to agree, were discharged without giving any verdict.—See vol.
<hi rend="largeCaps">CX</hi>., p.</hi> 1200.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence on the inquisition; the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">had ignored the bill.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another charge against the prisoners for assaulting the said John Brinsden, to which they</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence; the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">had ignored the bill.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT RODEN</hi> (33)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-18-18891118 t18891118-19-punishment-12"/>Three Days' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-19-18891118 t18891118-19-punishment-13"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour each.</rs> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">expressed their approbation of the conduct of Albert Hardyin this case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-20-18891118 t18891118-20-punishment-14"/>Twelve Months' Hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WALKER</hi> at Clerkenwell on 19th March, 1888, in the name of William Mitchell—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-21-18891118 t18891118-21-punishment-15"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour each.</rs> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">expressed their approval of the conduct of the police in this case.</hi>) And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18891118-22-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering cheques for £23 10s. 8d. and £7 10s., with intent to defraud</rs>; also
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-22-offence-2 t18891118-name-98"/>W. P. Griffiths and Son, Limited</persName>, his masters. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character—
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "The constable never saw me coming from the shop; I was walking down Mansfield Street, and just as I got to the corner the constable stopped me, and said he heard a smash of glass."
<hi rend="italic">He repeated this in his defence, and stated that he did not know the other men.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def1-24-18891118" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SEATON</hi> (53)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891118-24-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-24-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 108 neckties, the goods of
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-104" type="surname" value="CANDY"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-104" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-24-offence-1 t18891118-name-104"/>James Candy</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-105" type="surname" value="WISE"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-105" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WISE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 6th November, about 12.20 a. m., I was on duty, and saw the prisoner carrying this parcel in a bag—I said, "What have you got?"—he said, "What has that to do with you?"—I said, "We are police officers, I am not satisfied, I shall take you to the station for unlawful possession of the bag and contents"—he made no reply—I took him to the station—he said, "I won't give you any trouble; I saw a cart backing out of a court in Noble Street; the parcel fell off, and I took it away"—this was a parcel in the bag containing nine dozen gentlemen's ties, and from what the prisoner told me I went to Dent and Allcroft's place, as they are the only persons who use that court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-106" type="surname" value="HART"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-106" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS HART</persName> </hi>. I am cart-boy to Dent and Allcroft—on 6th November I was with the cart—I threw this parcel right inside the cart into the middle, and saw it safe on leaving the place on top of other parcels—I missed it at the Atlas Office, Aldermanbury—the tailboard was hanging down on the chain—I have never had a parcel fall out of the cart.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-107" type="surname" value="LEGG"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-107" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEGG</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Dent and Allcroft, of 97, Wood Street—this parcel is their property—it contains nine dozen ties, value £1 17s. 9d.—they were invoiced to certain customers on 6th November.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not see the parcel fall out of the cart, but I heard it, and saw it lying in the road. I picked it up, and the detective stopped me. I had met no policeman after picking it up, neither had I passed any Police-station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-108" type="surname" value="WISE"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WISE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The parcel was directed to the Atlas Parcel Office—the prisoner was not going that way, but in the opposite direction—the bag is his property, and the parcel was in the bag.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18891118-24-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18891118-24-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-24-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Guildhall on</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd January</hi>, 1889.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18891118-24-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-24-18891118 t18891118-24-punishment-17"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MILLER</hi> (31)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE RING</hi> (31)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-25-18891118" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-25-18891118" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">POLLY SAN KEWITCH</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891118-25-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-25-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-25-offence-1 t18891118-name-112"/>Philip Hollander</persName>, and stealing a purse and £20, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Ring and San</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Kewitch.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-113" type="surname" value="HOLLANDER"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-113" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP HOLLANDER</persName> </hi>. I live at 21, George Street, Hampstead Road, and am a hairdresser—on 28th October, about 11. 30 p. m., I was in Tottenham Court Road, and met the prisoner Ring—I went into a public house with her, and had some whisky—I showed her my money in a black purse; there were eight sovereigns, £8 10s. in half-sovereigns, eight half crowns, and five florins—Ring disappeared when the publichouse closed, and I went up Tottenham Court Road—about five minutes afterwards I met San Kewitch, who asked me to go home with her to 27, London Street—I had seen her a day or two before—we went to London Street, to a front parlour, and found Ring there—they asked me to have a little supper with them, some sardines; I refused—she then asked me to have a bite off one; I then missed my scarf-pin, and told them so, and San Kewitch gave it to me—I could not see whether she picked it up—I wanted to leave the house—they both pushed me into the back parlour; another</p>
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<p>door then opened, and Miller jumped in, seized me by my neck, and knocked me down—there was another man there—when I was on the ground San Kewitch took my purse and £20—I called "Police!"—they were all three knocking me about and kicking my ribs—a policeman came in, and I gave them in custody—I went to the hospital—my arm is still bound up from my injuries—this is my purse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was carrying on business at 39, Seaton Street, for three years, but left when this occurred—those premises were in the occupation of Mr. Brooks, but I was his manager—I did not sleep and live at 17, Tolmer Square with the prisoner San Kewitch—I did not know her before this night—I had never seen her before—I had not lived with her, nor did I induce her to go out to a brothel at Brazil that I might get £20; that is entirely untrue—I was not living with a woman named Annie Binner; I did not know her before this night—I have never been to Londonderry—I have been at Clerkenwell Sessions twice—I had had several glasses of whisky on this night—I did not show San Kewitch my purse with the £20, and say "This is what I received for sending a girl out to Brazil"—I do not live on the prostitution of women—I did not strike Miller first—I worked hard for the £20, and I can show you £60 more; I can always get it—my wages as Brooks's manager are 25s. a week, out of which I find myself in food—I have been there three years—I did not save the £20 in that time; I have had money sent me by my wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Miller.</hi> I do not live with Miss King—I did not call myself a robber and murderer, and a Jew fighter; I never saw you before—I never met you at the club at 21, Poland Street—I was only in the house once—San Kewitch's brother came and offered me £29 not to go against the prisoners, and I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Ring.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know any of the prisoners before 29th October—I did not give San Kewitch my purse and money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-114" type="surname" value="HINKLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-114" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HINKLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On 29th October, at 1. 30 a. m., I was called to 27, London Street, and found Miller and Ring struggling with the prosecutor—I saw Miller kick him three times on his ribs as he lay on the floor, and Ring kicked him and punched him on his face—San Kewitch was not there—the prosecutor charged them with assaulting him and robbing him of £20—I got assistance and took Miller and Ring to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. The prosecutor was a little the worse for drink—Daniels fetched me, and San kewitch was with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-115" type="surname" value="HOWITT"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOWITT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 414). I assisted Hinkley in taking Miller and Ring to the station—I saw San Kewitch standing outside the station, talking to the witness Binner—she said, "I have got the money; will you keep the purse till tomorrow?"—she was passing the purse when I seized her hand and took it from heir—I took her into the station, and the prosecutor identified her and the purse—there were eight sovereigns, one half-sovereign, and ten shillings in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. She spoke in broken English, but I could understand it—I suppose Binner followed the prisoner to the station—San Kewitch was not in custody then—the prosecutor was a little the worse for drink, but not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-116" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-116" type="surname" value="BINNER"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-116" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE BINNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at 17, Tolmer Square, and am employed at Stangers as domestic servant—I was outside the Police</p>
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<p>station one morning, and Polly San Kewitch wanted to give me a purse—we then heard some noise in the station, and a policeman came out and saw that Polly had the purse; she was going to give it to me, and he took it out of my hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. I do not understand English—San Kewitch asked me in German, in Tottenham Court Road, to keep the purse till tomorrow—she said, "I have found this purse; let us go down Tottenham Court Road"—she did not suggest that we should go to the Police-station together to give up the purse—she told me they had had a fight in London Street, and she had found the purse—I went there from curiosity—I do not know the prosecutor; I never saw him before that night—I never saw him at 17, Tolmer Square before or since—I had never seen San Kewitch before—I live at 17, Tolmer Square, but am in service at Hampstead Road—this conversation with San Kewitch, was about 2 a. m.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-117" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-117" type="surname" value="DANIELS"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-117" type="given" value="GEORGOE"/>GEORGOE DANIELS</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, of 27, London Street, top floor—I was going into the house, about 1.30 a. m. on October 29th, and heard screams from the prosecutor that they had got his watch and £20—I knocked at the partition to know what was the matter, and San Kewitch came out, and asked me to fetch a policeman, and I went with her, and fetched No. 343—when I got back with him the row was still going on, and they were struggling together, trying to get him out of the back parlour; he would not come out without his money—Ring and Miller lived in those two rooms—I had never seen San Kewitch before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. San Kewitch accompanied me in search of a policeman, and then we lost her—I lodge in the top room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Miller.</hi> I saw you without your coat and waistcoat, and just one button done of your trousers—you two brought him out of the parlour, one on each side, and he was resisting, because he wanted his money—I did not see him go into the parlour.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-118" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-118" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD HILL</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon of University College Hospital—Hollander was admitted there, having a dislocation and severe bruise on his left shoulder, two black eyes, a bruise on his jaw, and under the skin of his jaw there was an effusion of blood; there were finger-marks on his neck, his mouth was bleeding, and his wrist sprained; his ribs were bruised on his left side, and there was a very severe bruise on the left side of his chest—it seemed as if he had been seized by the throat, and half-strangled—he was not actually drunk, but he had been drinking heavily—I have seen him from day to day—his arm has not entirely recovered yet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. There were marks of violence on Ring; half-adozen bruises on her arm, shoulder, and elbow, about a week old—the Magistrate asked me to examine her—the prosecutor was brought to the station by Binner and another woman, who took up the
<hi rend="italic">rôle</hi> of being his wife, and they both came to see him afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-119" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-119" type="surname" value="RESCOLA"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-119" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA RESCOLA</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at the station—I searched Ring, and found this empty purse, and on San Kewitch 4s. 6d. in silver and 5d. in bronze—I stripped Ring; her neck was bleeding, and she said she had been knocked about—the doctor saw it not quite a week afterwards, and I then saw some bruises on her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-120" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-120" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-120" type="given" value="ISMAN"/>ISMAN BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I urn in business in Seaton Street—I have known the prosecutor over three years, and have employed him as my manager.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. I remember seeing that gentleman (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Pike</hi>)—I did not tell him that I did not know Hollander at all, that he never was my assistant, but only came occasionally to be shaved—I had no conversation with him—I did not say I went in fear of him; that is utterly untrue.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-25-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-25-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MILLER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18891118-25-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-25-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-25-18891118 t18891118-25-punishment-18"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour, and </rs>
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<interp inst="t18891118-25-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-25-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-25-18891118 t18891118-25-punishment-19"/>Twenty-five Strokes with the Cat.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAN KEWITCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18891118-25-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18891118-25-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-25-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-25-18891118 t18891118-25-punishment-20"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-25-18891118 t18891118-25-punishment-20"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-26-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-26-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>, Breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-26-offence-1 t18891118-name-122"/>Joseph Wilson</persName>, with intent, to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891118-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-123" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-123" type="surname" value="COLE"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-123" type="given" value="THORNE"/>MR. THORNE COLE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH WILSON</hi>. I live at 24, Highgate Road, and am a newsagent and tobacconist—at 3.30 or 4 a.m. on 5th November I was aroused from sleep by a police sergeant—I got up, went downstairs, examined my shop, and found a plate-glass square, about 7 ft. by 4 ft. 9 in., in front of the window, had been broken; there was a hole sufficiently large to put an arm through; nothing had been stolen, as far as I know—when I last saw the window at 10. 10 it was safe—I had no shutters—I had no light burning all night—objects could be seen inside from the outside—I afterwards went to the Police-station, saw the prisoner in custody, and charged him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I charged you with breaking a square of glass.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-124" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 211). On the morning of 5th November I was on duty in Highgate Road—the prisoner was walking with two others—I followed them—they went by the prosecutor's shop on the other side of the road—the prisoner left the other two, came back shortly afterwards, and stood opposite it—he picked up something, and threw it at this window—I was about twenty yards off, concealed—they went about one hundred yards, waited there about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour, and then came back—the prisoner stood about twenty yards from the other two, who put their hands into this window—I ran towards the prisoner, and apprehended him—the others ran away—I said to the prisoner, "What are you doing here?"—he said, "I have done nothing"—I afterwards found this stone outside the window—there are marks of the window on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were about twenty yards from the other men when I laid hold of you—I charged you at the station with loitering—the prosecutor charged you with breaking the window next morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said he knew nothing of the other men, and that he had just walked past the shop when he was apprehended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-27-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-27-offence-1 t18891118-name-126"/>Robert James Alexander</persName>, and stealing four table spoons and other articles, having been convicted** of felony in March, 1883.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). On 15th October I went to 26, Percy Street, Tottenham Court Road, and saw the prisoner there—I said, "I am a police officer; your name is Charles Frederick Richter, is it not?"—he said, "No, my name is Cock; Mr. Richter lives at 22, Elm Park Road, Kensington"—I said,' "You answer the description of the man I want on a warrant I have here, and I shall detain you at the station till you have been seen"—I read the warrant to him; it charged him with obtaining 30 dozen of wine, value £25, by false pretences—he said, "Oh, that wine was for the people next door"—I said, "I can't help that"—he sat down in a chair, and wanted to go away and change his clothing—I said, "Wherever you go I shall go too"—he said, "I am Richter; don't say I said my name was Cock; it won't do you any good"—I made no reply, but took him to the station—when the charge was read over to him he said, "I don't fear it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never seen him before—he did not say that he had traded in the name of Cock, and it was the name of his wife's sister.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-130" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am a shorthand writer in the employ of Walsh and Son—I took shorthand notes in an interpleader issue at Blooms bury Court on October 2nd, in which Max Greger was plaintiff and Bridget Richter defendant—the defendant was called, and so was Melani Cock—I produce my original notes, and also a correct transcript—there is a possibility of error on page 4 as to the number of years for which the lease was to run; the figures are rather odd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mrs. Richter was examined at great length—she said that the properly had always been hers at No. 26, although her husband lived with her—the case lasted from 3. 30 to 5 o'clock (
<hi rend="italic">The transcript of the defendant's examination was here read</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-131" type="given" value="ALBERT PAUL"/>ALBERT PAUL GAINSBOROUGH</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller to Max Greger and Co., Limited, and do business at 66, Sumner Street, Southwark—in December last I received this card from the managing director, Colonel Hadden, with this writing on it, "Send this gentleman two samples of claret, cheap and dear, Hotel Bastida, 26, Percy Street, Tottenham Court Road"—I went to 26, Percy Street, and saw the prisoner in a room; I showed him the card, and told him I had been sent there to bring him the samples of wine which he requested to receive—he asked me to be seated, went down into the cellar and brought up some wine to compare with it, which he had bought in Germany—I tasted his wine first, and he tasted my samples afterwards—he then gave me an order for fifty dozen—either at that interview or another he said he expected to do a great deal more business with us; he expected to get the house No. 27, next door—I reported to Colonel Hadden, who told me to go and make inquiries of the prisoner again, which I did at No. 26; I have never been to No. 27—I told him I did not want him to get angry with me, but we had received a report which was very unsatisfactory, namely, that he had failed, and that there was a bill of sale on the furniture, and the</p>
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<p>business was carried on in his wife's name; he said that was a matter of the past; it had been carried on in his wile's name, he having a lawsuit on his hands; he was afraid he might lose the case, and the parties would come down upon him, so he secured himself by settling the furniture on her, but it was now in his name again—I said, "Why have you not had it taken off the records of the Court?"—he said, "I instructed my solicitor to do so, and I shall tell him again that it has no right to be there; everything that is in this house belongs tome; I am worth £4,000 in all, "and he rushed out and brought me a bundle of papers, and said, "These are worth £18,000 besides what I have here; I have got the confidence of a merchant, and you will find every thing right"—I tried to sell the wine for cash, but he gave me his acceptance—I told him I would submit it to the managing director, and he should hear from me the same day—I reported the interview.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a Hungarian—I spoke partly German and partly English with the prisoner—he showed me the
<hi rend="largeCaps">MS</hi> of what he said was a scientific work, which, if it was published, would bring in £4,000—he simply stated that the bundle of papers was worth the money—I did not think it was bank notes, and it did not look like title-deeds—I possibly said at the Police-court, "I cannot remember whether I showed him the card or not"—if it had been a cash transaction no inquiries would have been made—some persons buy goods for cash, but you never get the money—I have been at Max Greger's about a year; he is dead—I was not offering 25 per cent, discount, nor did I press the sale to a man I did not know—the discount to a man in the trade is 20 per cent. off the in voice price, and 2 1/2 on payment of the bill—I am paid by commission; the more wine I turn out the more I get—I saw his wife at No. 26—I did not see Miss Cock—he said that his lease was run out—I do not know whether he said that in German or English—I think I said at the County-court or the Police-court that he said, "I expect to get the lease of No. 27"—I admit that I do not know enough English to understand the word" lease"—the reduction in the amount of the order from fifty to thirty dozen was made because he said, "If you don't know me we will make it only thirty"—I only went there twice before the wine was delivered—I told the Magistrate I did not ask the defendant the first time I saw him, anything about his position.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have never heard till today any suggestion about the prisoner being a man of science.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-132" type="given" value="FRANK WILLIAM"/>FRANK WILLIAM HADDEN</persName> </hi>. I am managing director of Max Greger, Limited—I received this card, and handed it to Mr. Gainsborough to see the prisoner, who reported to me the result of his visit—I caused the usual trade inquiries to be made, and then sent Mr. Gainsborough again, who reported the result of his second interview to me, and brought a reduced order, and I allowed the order to be executed—I enclosed this bill in the letter—(
<hi rend="italic">For</hi> £25 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">payable at three months by C. F. Richter</hi>)—it came back, endorsed "Accepted, payable at 26, Percy Street, Totten ham Court Road, C. F. Richter, "with this letter on a lithographed form—the order was executed, and the wine invoiced to Mr. Richter, and the carman brought back this delivery note receipted—when the bill was presented it was dishonoured, and I placed the matter in the hands of our solicitors—Mr. Gainsborough loses his commission unless it is a good debt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Beside the trade discount, if they pay cash they get extra discount off the net—I have been manager for five years—the company was registered in 1881—we paid 7 1/2 dividend last year—we make it a rule to send to Stubbs and others, and in this case we sent to Stubbs—we do not find them infallible—no search was made at the register office—it was there that we had the information that the business was carried on by the wife, and I told Mr. Gainsborough to go and have it out with Richter—he converses partly in German and partly in English—he told me the bill of sale was all a myth, for the purpose of defrauding anybody who might get a judgment against him—I did not go into the morality of the question, or whether he was going to defraud anybody else; I only wanted to see that he did not defraud me—I believed the bill of sale was all settled—I did not think out the matter; I relied on the accuracy of Mr. Gainsborough's report—he told me about the £4,000 and the £18,000—Stubbs' statement about the wife carrying on the business was what I wanted explained, and it was stated that he had been bankrupt—I stopped the goods going till it was explained; that satisfied me, and I parted with them—I never saw him till he was at the Police court—I believe the card is in the writing of one of our clerks at Mincing Lane, who is not with us now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I believed from the card that the prisoner was Mr. Richter, of the Hotel Bastida—I never heard till today that he was a scientific man, and had written a work; that is quite new.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-133" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am wine porter to Max Greger, Limited—I took some wine in cases in December, 1888, to Mr. Richter, 26, Percy Street, with a delivery note—two females came to the door, and I drew my van a little further on to No. 27, where a female appeared at the door, and after that I saw the prisoner—I asked if he was Mr. Richter; he said, "Yes"—I said, "I have brought some wine"; he said, "Bring it in"—I took in the thirty dozen, and gave him this yellow ticket—he took it out of my sight, brought it back signed, and handed it to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I delivered the whole at No. 27—they were taken out of the cases, which I took back empty—I took no bottles back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-134" type="given" value="GEORGE JOHN"/>GEORGE JOHN LANGDEN</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Hastie, Crawford, and Co., solicitors to the prosecution—I have the conduct of this case—I commenced an action against the prisoner on this bill, got judgment under Order 14, and put the sheriff in—I was met by a claim by Mrs. Richter, and the sheriff interpleaded—it was tried at the County-court on 23rd October, and judgment was given for the claimant with costs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Affidavits were filed about two months before the interpleader was tried, probably in July—I believe there were two.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-135" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HEWITT</persName> </hi>. I live at 362, Essex Road, Islington, and know the prisoner and his wife—in 1885 I lent her £200 on a bill of sale of the property at 26, Percy Street—my solicitor got a statutory declaration from the prisoner—the bill of sale was in my possession till April this year, when it was paid off by Mr. Diprose at my solicitor's office (Mr. Hargrave), in the presence of the prisoner and his wife—the bill of sale and the declaration were handed over to Mr. Diprose.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made the first advance to Mrs. Richter in 1885—there were periodical payments on account for the first twelve months on the first bill of sale; about £90 was owing to me—I do not think they paid off anything from 1885 to 1887—I got the balance of the agreed</p>
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<p>account from Mr. Diprose—there was no litigation, but I had to take a composition to get a settlement—the £90 was interest as well as capital.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-136" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DIPROSE</persName> </hi>. I am a moneylender, of 4, Camberwell New Road, and know the defendant—on 27th April Mr. Hewitt's bill of sale was paid off in the solicitor's office with my money—I have not got the statutory declaration or the bill of sale—on April 27th I was at the office of Mr. Hargrave, Mr. Hewitt's solicitor—Mr. and Mrs. Richter were there, and I think Mr. Hewitt was there—I was not represented by anyone—I lent £200—I did not see a bill of sale or a statutory declaration there, but I took the bill of sale (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mrs. Richter, and this statutory declaration from Mr. and Mrs. Richter. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th April</hi>, 1889,
<hi rend="italic">and stating that all the property in the house belonged to Bridget Richter, with no encumbrance except</hi> £60
<hi rend="italic">from Mr. Hewitt</hi>)—I think Mr. Richter's solicitor had Mr. Hewitt's bill of sale.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I received no paper on my making this bill of sale—I advanced money in April this year—it was to pay money into Court before the interpleader could be tried that I advanced £70 further in June—my security had to stand over till after the trying of the inter pleader.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Sarah Ann Whiting, who trades as the Harness and Saddlery Supply Company, at Hornsey Road—on 12th May the prisoner Arthur came into the employ as traveller—his duty was to obtain orders and receive money, and account to me every night—if he obtained an order it was sent by Parcels Delivery Company, and an invoice went by post the same night—on 5th August Arthur told me he had got an order from Mr. Burt, of 18A, Haverstock Hill, who was a very respectable tradesman, recommended by his brother, who was in the employ of Edwards and Coxwell—I believed the representations, and caused a set of trap harness, value £5, to be sent to Haverstock Hill, and sent the invoice by post—at the end of a month I sent Arthur for the account—he said that Mr. Burt was not in, and he went again, and Mr. Burt said he would call and pay, but he never did—I called myself on October 9, and found it was an oilshop, with the name of Fry on the door—I had a conversation with Mr. Fry, and gave informattion</p>
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<p>—I received this order from Arthur, "Mr. F. Cozens, 50, Chalk Farm Road, one set of harness, etc., cash £7"—he said that it was for his brother Frank, who was going to open a shop in Chalk Farm Road—I had it made specially, but Frank was arrested and it was not delivered—on 4th October Arthur said he had got an order for some white metal harness, value £7, for Mr. White, 86, High Street, St. John's Wood, for cash, and that Mr. White would be in next morning, and he could get the money—he took the harness away in a trap, and came back and said Mr. White could not pay, but had arranged to pay in a fortnight—on 19th August he put forward another order, for Mr. Bentley, of the Lord Nelson publichouse, Globe Lane, Mile End, for three sets of harness, value £17 10s., which were sent by Parcels Delivery—he has never accounted to me for any of those sums.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Arthur Cozens.</hi> I have never asked you to take things on your own hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Frank Cozens.</hi> I did not make any inquiry when your brother gave me the order—he did not tell me you were on commission for him—your order was a written one, the others were verbal—I have never seen your writing—when the order was handed to me a statement was made with it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-143" type="given" value="ERNEST ARTHUR"/>ERNEST ARTHUR FRY</persName> </hi>. I am an oilman, of 18A, Haverstock Hill—I have known the prisoner Frank twelve months as a traveller; I did not know his name—he called on me about August, and said, "Will you receive a hamper for me which is coming by Parcels Delivery in the name of Burt?"—he said he was living in apartments, and it was awkward to have parcels left—I said, "Yes, "and a few days afterwards a hamper arrived by Parcels Delivery, addressed to Burt, which Frank fetched away—I could see that it contained harness—a number of letters came for him in the name of Burt, also a parcel of sponges—he told me another parcel was coming by Parcels Delivery, and it came the same day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Frank Cozens.</hi> You told me it was a set of harness—you told me you might as well make money on commission on them as on coals.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He never told me his name was Frank Cozens.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-144" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LAURENCE</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Robertson, of the Adelaide Tavern, Chalk Farm—I know Frank Cozens as a customer—towards the end of August he came into the bar with a hamper containing brass mounted harness, which he wanted to dispose of—I bid him £4 for it, but he would not take it—he brought it back a few days afterwards, and I said I would not give him more than £3 10s.—he split the difference, and I gave him £3 15s. for it—he produced an invoice—he gave me this stamped receipt—I have seen Arthur with Frank at the publichouse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Frank Cozens.</hi> A dark man came with you—he did not ask to look at it and say it was not big enough.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-145" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TASKER</persName> </hi>. I am a hay, straw, and corn merchant, of 1, Dart mouth Park Road—Frank was my manager—I know his writing—this order is not his usual writing, but I have had letters from him in that writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Arthur Cozens.</hi> I have not got them, I have de stroyed them—you wrote various hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner Arthur Cozens.</hi> I swear that that order is my writing, and not my brother's.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Y</hi>). On October 11 I took Arthur at Ferdinand Street, Chalk Farm, on a warrant charging him with stealing a set of harness, value £5, which I read to him—he said, "I did not steal them; there is the money now if he wants it"—I found this cheque book on him—Mr. Hawkins, who was with me, pointed to Frank and said, "This is the man who had the harness"—I said to Frank, "What is your name?" and he said, "Burt"—I told him I should take his friend in custody, and take him to Holloway Station, which I did, and he was charged—on the 18th I took Frank on a warrant at the shop where he is manager, and charged him with conspiring with his brother—I read the warrant to him—he said, "It is false; I have been expecting a subpœna to give evidence for the prosecution."</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-147" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a provision dealer, of St. John's Wood—I know the prisoner Arthur—I did not give him any order on October 4 for a set of harness, value £7, but he came that day and said that he had a set of white metal harness which he had bought for a customer, and he wanted money very badly, and asked me if I could get him an advance—I got him an advance of £8, and gave him £5 10s.—I was to have 10s. for my trouble, and, as he owed me £5, I paid him the balance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Arthur.</hi> I received the harness from you, and took it to Reynolds—I also received some sponges from you—I deny buying them; I borrowed money on them, which 1 handed to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-148" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BENTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, and live at the Lord Nelson beerhouse, Globe Road, Mile End—I did not give an order to Arthur for three sets of harness last June, but they came by Parcels Delivery, and Arthur called for the money—I said, "I do not want any harness"—he called several times, and I said that I had not sold them yet—he said, "Have you got any gold which you can spare today?"—I said, "I have £5, "which I gave him for a cheque which he wrote—I sold one set of harness for £5 10s., but have not been paid; the other two sets have been returned to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Arthur Cozens.</hi> Though I had not ordered them I kept them, because you asked me to sell them—I did not receive the invoice—I had a letter from the prosecutor, and one from you, and did not know which to answer—you said, "I am the master; you communicate with me"—I understood it was your harness—I put the black set on my horse—I did not drive you in my trap, with the set of white harness, to Caledonian Road, or ride with you on any occasion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-149" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES POLLARD</persName> </hi>. I am a scale manufacturer, of York Road, King's Cross—on September 29 I received these two orders (
<hi rend="italic">From Arthur Clive Cozens, ordering two sets of scales, to be sent to</hi> 60,
<hi rend="italic">Chalk Farm Road, and stating, "I think it will be better for you to see my manager"</hi>)—I delivered them on 4th October, at that address, to the manager and Mrs. Cozens, but refused to leave them without the money—they sent for Mr. Cozens, and Arthur came and paid me with a cheque on the Birkbeck Bank, for £5 3s. 9d., which was dishonoured, and returned on 7th October—I took it to Arthur the same day—he said he was sorry; there was some mistake; he did not know what it was, as he had paid in £20 the day previous, and £40 the day before, but he would give me another cheque, which he did, for the same amount—I paid that in, and it was returned marked "N. S."—I paid it in again on the 16th, and it was returned again on the 18th—I never got the money or the scales.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Arthur Cozens.</hi> I heard that there was a meeting of your creditors—I am aware that the scales are in Mr. Cohen's custody, but I do not know that he is the trustee—I never had the offer to take them back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-150" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK LOMATH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Birkbeck Bank, Chancery Lane—the prisoner Arthur opened an account there on August 6th this year—I produce a copy of it from October 1—nineteen cheques came back in October—his balance on October 4th was £12 14s. 9d., as £12 was paid in that day—he drew three cheques that day: one for £1, one for a cheque book, 5s. 8d., and one for £2 10s; that did not leave enough to pay Mr. Pollard's cheque—the balance was only 2s. 3d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Arthur Cozens.</hi> The last payment to your credit was £5 on October 9th—Mr. Pollard's cheque was refused on the 7th, and came in again on the 9th, and again on the 18th, and there was not enough to pay it on any of those occasions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner Arthur Cozens called</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>. You told me to see that every creditor was paid, with the exception of Mr. Pollard—I did not know he was a creditor; I told him he might have his goods back by paying the same amount in the pound as the other creditors—he refused to take the scales back—your orders to me were to offer all the goods back, but there was the expense of distributing the estate, 3s. 6d. in the pound—we did not pay the landlord any thing; we paid the solicitor £5, and I received £5—the landlord never gave me possession; we broke into the place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Arthur Cozens, in his defence, stated that his brother, being a commercial traveller, gave him the order from Mr. Fry; that he took his word, and sent the harness, which never came back, and he never got the money; he maintained that Mr. White and Mr. Bentley both gave him the orders. Frank Cozens stated that his brother employed him to sell harness on commission, and when it was returned, not being large enough, his brother said, "Don't send it back to the firm; sell it, "and he did so, and got paid, and he considered he owed the money to the firm.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-30-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner Arthur then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of a like offence at this Court on</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd June</hi>, 1884.
<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR COZENS</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK COZENS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found her</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">He</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day, see Essex Cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended at the request of the</hi>
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<interp inst="t18891118-34-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-35-offence-1 t18891118-name-160"/>Margaret Gould</persName>, aged nine years and ten months.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-36-offence-1 t18891118-name-162"/>Martha Burton</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, common assault.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-36-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY Strongly recommended to mercy on account of the state of drunken ness he was in.—</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-36-18891118 t18891118-36-punishment-29"/>One Month's Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JEREMIAH PHIPPS</hi> (33)</persName> and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891118-37-offence-1 t18891118-name-165"/>David Tatham</persName>, and stealing from him 10s, a key, and two knives.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TYRRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Gibbons.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-166" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID TATHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a bookbinder, at 43, Clerkenwell Green—on Saturday, 9th November, I was on Clerkenwell Green, behind the Sessions House, when I was caught from behind by three men—Phipps is the only one I can recognise—he came in front, and put his two hands in my trousers pockets and took out the contents: 9s. or 10s., two pocket knives, and a street door key—we struggled together—I lost sight of him for a few minutes, and then I saw him in the hands of a constable—a City policeman came up, and Haynes, who caught Gibbons—I did not hear Gibbons say anything—I did not see what became of the two men who had hold of me behind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Phipps.</hi> I was perfectly sober—I had had two or three glasses—I had been to my sister's—you put your hands in my trousers pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I was seized from behind by two men, who got hold of each of my arms—after I had been robbed they did not all run away, Gibbons and Phipps remained—I am not swearing to Gibbons—Phipps remained after I was robbed; I took hold of him at the time—I kept hold of him as long as I could—he and the others got away—I met him in the hands of the constable; I recognised him directly—I fell to the ground as we were struggling—I and Phipps struggled heavily together, and another man was helping us—Phipps flung me to the ground when we were struggling; another man was</p>
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<p>hanging on to me at the time; then I walked to where the trams stopped—Gibbons did not come up; I never saw him at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Phipps threw me to the ground.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was shaken a good deal, I had no bruise or mark, but I felt it for a week.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM GODDARD"/>WILLIAM GODDARD HAYNES</persName> </hi>. I am a furrier, living at 22, Northampton Square, Clerkenwell—on the evening of 9th November I was at the back of the Sessions House, Clerkenwell Green, coming down the hill, and I saw four men struggling—as I got near they appeared to separate, and the prosecutor had hold of Gibbons' coat—Gibbons wrenched himself away, flung the prosecutor on his back, and turned towards Clerkenwell Road; the prosecutor got on his feet and pursued them as well as he could—Phipps came to my side, and went towards Farringdon Road, and I followed five or six paces behind him—we all arrived at the corner about together, and the prosecutor said, "That is the man, "and I seized hold of Phipps—the other men got away—Constable Baynes came up at that time in answer to the first call for police, and seized hold of Phipps—then Gibbons came up and seized hold of my arm, and tried to pull me away from Phipps, of whom I had hold—Gibbons said, "What has he done? he has done nothing"—I said, "You can say what you have to say at Clerkenwell Station"—I gave him in charge to a con stable, who took hold of the two prisoners by their collars—some one blew a whistle; another constable came and took Gibbons—I went to the station, and charged them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I am positive it was Gibbons who threw the prosecutor down—afterwards, when a constable in uniform had hold of Phipps, Gibbons walked up—if Gibbons had only come up at that moment he could not see what had taken place at the other corner of the triangle—I had never seen Gibbons before—when I saw the robbery being committed it was just at that time finishing, I thought—they were not very long under my observation.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-168" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BOOTH</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, St. Alban's Buildings, Holborn—on 9th November I was at the back of the Sessions House, passing down Clerkenwell Road, when I saw Phipps and the prosecutor struggling on the ground—the prosecutor had hold of his legs—Phipps got away, and ran round towards where the trams stop—I went up to where they were, and saw Phipps taken to the station—I did not see Gibbons there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 19, St. Alban's Buildings, Holborn—on 9th November I was at the back of the Sessions House with the last witness—I saw the prosecutor and Phipps struggling on the ground; the prosecutor had hold of Phipps' legs, trying to pull him over, but Phipps instead of that pulled the prosecutor over, and ran off—I saw him caught at the corner where the trams stop—I did not see Gibbons till the policeman took him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I saw Gibbons walk up when he saw Phipps in the policeman's grasp—I had not seen him before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BAYNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 269). On 9th November I was at the back of the Sessions House—I heard shouts of "Police!" and "Murder!" and went to the spot as quickly as possible, and saw the prosecutor and Haynes holding Phipps and Gibbons—they were given into my custody for knocking a man down, and stealing 9s. or 10s. from him—I held the prisoners there; a gentleman blew my whistle, and a City officer came</p>
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<p>up, and I handed Gibbons to him—just as I did so both prisoners threw some money away; a little boy picked up a penny and gave it to me—he is not here—Gibbons said he would put up with the assault, but not the robbery—Phipps said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. When I came up both Gibbons and Phipps were there, I am quite certain—I had one in each hand—no other policemen were there when I arrived—it would not be correct to say that after I had Phipps, Gibbons walked up—I do not know that Gibbons took hold of the prosecutor and tried to pull him away from Phipps; I did not see him do so—I did not hear Gibbons say, "What has he been doing? he has done nothing. "</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-171" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GILLARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Constable</hi> 367). On 9th November, at nine p.m., I was near the Sessions House—I heard a whistle blowing, and saw a crowd—I went towards it, and saw the prisoner and Haynes—I took Gibbons, who said, "I am done"—he dropped some money; I picked up one penny—I took him to the station—on the way, he said, "You can only have me for an assault"—I searched him at the station, and found half-acrown and sixpence in his left hand trousers pocket, 5 1/2 d. in his right, and a two shilling piece in his left hand waistcoat pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I was in uniform—Gibbons said on the way to the station, "You can have me for the assault, not for the robbery."</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BAYNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 269). On Phipps was found a knife, two pairs of spectacles, and twopence—the knife has not been identified.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Phipps, in his defence, said he had left his wife but a few minutes when he was arrested, and that Gibbons was a stranger to him; and he denied all knowledge of the matter.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GIBBONS</hi>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-37-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PHIPPS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-37-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-37-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Phipps then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in April</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18891118-37-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-37-18891118 t18891118-37-punishment-30"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-38-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing ten documents, titles of estate, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, for receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALKER</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Sayers.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-176" type="given" value="JAMES NORRIS"/>JAMES NORRIS CORNWALL</persName> </hi>. I am a sorter in the Foreign Parcels Department, General Post Office, and have been there thirteen years—my brother-in-law, Mr. Simpkin, is a law stationer, at 9, Union Court, Old Broad Street, as Felstead and Co.—I went to his office on October 14th, about 6 p. m., and found him there; we had some conversation, and both left and went to the Woolpack, Gracechurch Street, where we met the prisoner Barnes, and we all three went to the Red Lion, Fenchurch Street—Barnes beckoned to the barmaid and pointed, and she handed him a parcel which was on a shelf behind the counter—it was done up in newspaper, but brown paper was protruding—we all three went back to 9, Union Court, Barnes carrying the parcel; he opened it when we got there—I seated myself, and threw down the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Chronicle</hi> and</p>
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<p>picked up an evening paper—I heard Christopher Hill's name mentioned, I think, by Barnes, and having heard my mother speak of the Hills, it struck me, and I turned round and observed more minutely what was going on, and saw on one of the parchments the words "Rew, Devon, "and on a bundle of papers, "Mr. Bulwer's Opinion;" also the word "Probate"—Barnes said to Simpkin that those were not all the documents, he had to receive two more parcels, and he could give no definite instructions as to what he desired done till his friend brought him the others, and arranged them in chronological order—he did the parcel up, and this newspaper was so much torn that he took the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Chronicle</hi> which I was reading, and wrapped them up in that, and said he should deposit the parcel at the railway cloakroom—we all three left, and he deposited them in the cloakroom of the arrival platform, which is a very isolated part, for safety, because they were of great value—when he handed them to the cloakroom porter he said, "They are only small boy's trousers"—I spoke to Mr. Francis Christopher Hill the same evening—on 16th October I went with Mr. Hill and Mr. Saville, a solicitor, to the cloakroom, Liverpool Street Station, and pointed out the parcel—I then went by myself to Union Court, and saw Barnes coming through the passage with three others; they all went into the Ship, in Wormwood Street—I then went in where they could not see me, and heard Barnes say, "This is a big job, and it is as good as gold; it is a matter of thousands; and when I once get the brass I shall go over the pond; I have two parcels to receive; they are a certainty; I am receiving them from a Chancery clerk, who is employed by a firm of solicitors who do a big Chancery business; there are two very old partners in the firm; I have been offended by one of them"—he also said, "This clerk has letters and documents in his possession, by which we shall be able to prove that old Hill was insane when he executed his will"—he said he was in a position to get old stamped parchments somewhere in Chancery Lane, and that he had two parcels to receive on the following Saturday, and he was going to get another parcel, which he had deposited at the cloakroom, Liverpool Street Station—he also said, "Soon after the Long Vacation, if you watch the newspapers, you will see another similar case to the Hill case, and I am to receive £100 for what I have prepared in the matter, and that his clerk was in direct communication with Mrs. Hill, jun."—I communicated what I had heard to Mr. Hill at his hotel, and was taken by Messrs. Humphreys and Son to the Mansion House, where I swore an information, and was examined as a witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALKER</hi>. This is the parcel Barnes received from the barmaid; it has not been made into two parcels since; I pre some they were placed together; it was given to the barmaid, wrapped in newspaper, and when it was opened these documents were inside—I did not say at the Mansion House that he said that his clerk was in communication with young Mrs. Hill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barnes.</hi> I had seen you about twice prior to October 14th—there was a change going on at the publichouse, or you would not have taken the parcel away—you did not say, "I want to write a letter to my friend to take the parcel back; I do not want to drag it backwards and forwards"—I did not ask you what was in it—the office is very small, about three yards long and two yards wide; I sat almost as near to the</p>
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<p>parcel as I am now—there were two candles there, no gas; the parcel was between the candles—the glass in the door was broken—I kept it to myself that I knew Mr. Hill—I did not say that I knew old Hill was mad—I never touched the parcel in the office—I listened, because I knew the fishy transactions you have been previously engaged in, in passing off a fraudulent cheque; to have no safe, I have a small box, where I keep my title-deeds; I did not offer to take care of the bundle for you that I might put it in my iron safe—I found Mr. Hill's address by the Post Office Directory, and went to Aldgate, and saw his clerk, who took me to the First Avenue Hotel, between 5 and 6 p.m.—the bar of the Ship was shaped like the letter S, but it has been altered since; and I was in one of the bends, about three feet from you—the partition is about six feet high, but it acts as a splendid speaking gallery—I was on one side of the bend, and you and your crew on the other—you had the bar all to yourself at that end—I saw you again on the Saturday morning, as I was
<hi rend="italic">en route</hi> to the Mansion House to swear the information—Wednesday the 16th, was very wet—I swear that I heard this on Wednesday—I did not say before that it was on Tuesday—I did not come in and find you all alone, and say, "What a wet night it is!" and ask you if you had got the documents—that is a myth, a pure invention—I did not offer you money, and say, "I am not very flush this week; you shall have a few pounds in the morning"—that is absolutely false; I had no pounds to give away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-177" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY PAINS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Red Lion, Fenchurch Street—both the prisoners frequented the house—on October 14th Barnes came, and I gave him a parcel—somebody-had left it in my custody, and when he came I gave it to him—it was done up in newspaper, and tied up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barnes.</hi> The house changed hands on the 14th, and you came and asked for the parcel—Miss Coultard did not tell me to give it to you—it had been there two or three days.</p>
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<persName id="t18891118-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LONG</persName> </hi>. I am an attendant at the arrival platform cloak room, Liverpool Street Station—on 14th October Barnes left this parcel, and I gave him this card—he said, "Only boy's size."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barnes.</hi> There was somebody close behind you—I put the tab on the parcel, and you put it under the string.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SERGEANT DOWNES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I have had the custody of this matter from the commencement—I received a warrant against Barnes, and took him in custody at the bar of the Red Lion publichouse—I said, "Alfred Barnes;" he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am a police officer, and hold a warrant for your arrest; for stealing and receiving a quantity of deeds"—he said, "Can't you put it off till Monday?"—I said, "No, "and read the warrant to him, and he read it, and said, "I can tell you all about this; a man of the name of Sayers asked me to mind them for him, and I did so"—I said, "Yes, and you deposited them at Liverpool Street Railway Station; where is the ticket?"—he handed it to me, and said it had been a nuisance to him, and he wanted to get rid of it—he was charged, and I searched him, and found this envelope, addressed "Mr. Barnes, care of W. T. Sayers, 1, Shrubland Road, Dalston"—it contained these two papers, signed "H. and B., "for Henderson and Buckle—I believe them to be in Sayers' writing; they are supposed to be copies—on the 20th October I went with Scrivener, another officer, to 1, Shrubland Road, Dalston, and saw Sayers—I said, "We are police officers; I have</p>
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<p>a man in custody on a warrant, for stealing and receiving a quantity of deeds, and he states that you gave them to him"—he said, "No; about four or five weeks ago Barnes came into the office of Henderson and Buckle, and picked up a bundle, and said, 'What are these? Oh, Hill's matter!' and took them away; I know I did wrong to allow him to take them away, but I looked on it as a drunken freak, he being half drunk at the time; some time ago he took a bill of costs from me, and I had a rare job to get it back"—I said, "Have you any documents by you belonging to your firm?"—he said, "Yes," and took me to a bedroom, and pointed to a large bundle of parchment deeds on a chair, about 220 altogether, in cupboard and on the chair—I asked if that was all—he said he thought it was, but I searched the cupboard; it was partially filled with other deeds—he said "They are easily explained; about eighteen months ago they were selling the waste paper, and a quantity of deeds were packed in boxes; I know Mr. Buckle did not know what he was doing; I took them home, intending to return them again; they were virtually sold, and were not property of the firm"—he then told me a long story as cheque transactions of Barnes, and I conveyed him to the station, and confronted him with Barnes, and said, "Is this the man you had the parcel from?"—he said, "Yes"—I said. "Sayers says you came into the office one evening and took it"—he said, "I did not steal them, neither did Sayers; they are conveyances and leases of different dates"—on the 27th I received this parcel from the railway, done up—here is "F. C. Hill, Esq., deeds of lands, Parish of Rew, Devon," on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALKER</hi>. I am sure Sayers said, "Of, Hill's matter"—I said before the Magistrate that he said, 'Oh, Hill's affairs," it was "affairs"—it was not "Hill's bill"—I am perfectly clear about it, though I said "matter" instead of "affair"; there was nothing about "bill," only when he referred to the bill of costs which was stolen—I had in no way covered up the secret—none of the deeds found at Sayers' residence are the subject of this indictment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barnes.</hi> I do not think you laughed when I told you the charge; you took it very calmly—at the sation I said you had beeter submit your statement in writing, and gave you the materials to do it—you said that you were taking care of the parcel for a friend, and when Sayers was brought in you made the same statement, without any hesitation.</p>
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<persName id="t18891118-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-179" type="given" value="HENRY EDWARD"/>HENRY EDWARD MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at 24 and 25, Fenchurch Street—Messrs. Henderson and Buckle have an office there—when I went there in 1885 there were four or five boxes of deeds in the basement, which were taken into Henderson and Buckle's office in 1888, and left there—I had no more charge of them—I know Sayers as their clerk, and knew Barnes by sight—Barnes had not occupation there as far as I know, not any office in the place—I have seen him in the building talking to Sayers, and once in the office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barnes.</hi> I only saw you once coming out of the office—I saw you once with a newspaper parcel with Sayers between 5 and 6 p.m. about three months ago.</p>
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<persName id="t18891118-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-180" type="surname" value="MARRY"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-180" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARRY</persName> </hi>. I deal in waste paper—in August 1888, I went to Henderson an Buckle' office, and was shown some waste paper in boxes and some on the floor—Sayers was there, assisting in sorting paper—I bought a lot for 10s. 6d.—I bought no parchment deeds, nor</p>
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<p>do I remember any parchment being among it—I have seen all these deeds; they were not among it—all the paper I bought was destroyed at the mill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALKER</hi>. Mr. Buckle was present, but not all the time—I did not ask Sayers when Mr. Buckle was not present to let me have some of the parchment; I may have said, "Are these things to go?"</p>
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<persName id="t18891118-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-181" type="given" value="FRANCIS CHRISTOPHER"/>FRANCIS CHRISTOPHER HILL</persName> </hi>. These are deeds of property of which I am possessed—they were in the custody of Messrs. Henderson and Buckle, who acted for me and my father, as solicitors—no one had a right to take them away without my sanction—I have never given anyone authority to take them away or use them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barnes.</hi> Cornwall communicated with me about October 14th or 15th; not personally—he said that he had reason to believe that documents relating to property of ours at Rew. in Devon, were in unlawful possession, and I went with him the next afternoon to the Great Eastern Railway—I cannot tell whether it was Wednesday; it was the day after the communication was made—he was not to receive any remuneration for giving that information, nor was any asked for.</p>
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<persName id="t18891118-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-182" type="surname" value="BUCKLE"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-182" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BUCKLE</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with Mr. Henderson, as solicitors, at 24, Fenchurch Street—Mr. Hill is a client of ours—Sayers was our general clerk—he has never received any authority from me to give these deeds out of the office to anyone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALKER</hi>. He was the principal clerk—he has been four or five years in our service—he has not had the chief manage ment of our office—he was next in authority to Mr. Henderson and myself—I can't say that it was his duty to advise clients in our absence, his principal business was attending to bills of costs and any outdoor business mere might be—in making out bills of costs he would have to refer to papers in the matters to which they related—we keep daybooks, diaries—my diary is a book—I enter the business I do in the day in it—it was necessary for Sayers to have recourse to the papers from time the time, to make out the bills of costs—he generally takes a vacation in September, and last time he left on a Saturday, about September 7, and was away a fortnight—he returned on a Tuesday—I daresay September 24th was the date—I think it probable that Mr. Hill's bill of costs was in Mr. Henderson's hands; Sayers was engaged upon it previous to going for his vacation, and it would be necessary for him to look at the papers in connection with Mr. Hill's affairs—Sayers had taken work home, I believe, previous to September,; he has said so sometimes, but it was not by our instructions—I cannot say whether it would be necessary for him, in preparing the bill of costs, to have by him the documents mentioned in this indictment; it was Mr. Henderson's business more than mine—I believe Sayers made a rough draft of a bill of costs in Mr. Hill's affairs before he went for his vacation, not so that it was sufficiently forward for another clerk to copy it; but he had done some work on it—it was partly in reference to an action of Ashdale
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Payne—while Sayers was enjoying his vacation I handed that to a clerk to copy some portion of it—that related to Christopher Hill—I have not given instructions to Sayers to get some person to take away some old deeds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We do not sell people's deeds for waste paper—Ashdale
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Payne was in reference to some tithes in Aldgate; it had nothing to do with property at Rew, in Devon.</p>
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<persName id="t18891118-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-183" type="surname" value="HENDERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-183" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HENDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am senior partner in the firm of Henderson and Buckle—I have been about sixty years on the rolls—Sayers was our clerk—he had no authority to remove these deeds and documents from the office, or to allow anybody else to do so—he was preparing a bill of costs against Mr. Hill in Ashdale
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Payne—that had nothing to do with any of these documents, nor would it be necessary for him to refer to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALKER</hi>. I call him the outdoor managing clerk, he was not a bill of costs clerk, but it fell to his duty to make out the bills of costs in matters which he had the conduct of—there was a good deal of Chancery business at that time, and he had the outdoor management of that—he was not engaged as Chancery clerk but as general clerk, and I think I ought to say that he has shown great talent and energy in his work—he was settling a bill of costs just before he went for his vacation, in the affairs of Mr. Christopher Hill, who is an aged person, and has a large freehold property in Devonshire—I don't know much about it; it was rather under Mr. Buckle's management—he pays great attention to the bills of cost, and would know more about it than I do.</p>
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<persName id="t18891118-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-184" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-184" type="given" value="FRANCIS ARTHUR"/>FRANCIS ARTHUR BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Humphreys and Son, who conduct this prosecution—I served a subpœna on Mr. Baker, one of the firm of Montague, Scott, and Baker, on Tuesday morning at 10.30—I have seen him here today.</p>
<p>H. W.
<hi rend="smallCaps">STICKLAND</hi>. I am managing clerk to Messrs. Gadsden and Treherne solicitors, of 28, Bedford Row, who are acting in the winding up of the estate of Mr. Thomas Mason, who died worth a very large sum of money—we are acting for the widow—on or about July 23rd this year I saw a person named Vokes at our office; he produced two deeds to me.</p>
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<persName id="t18891118-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-185" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18891118-name-185" type="given" value="WILLIAM MARTIN"/>WILLIAM MARTIN BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am sole member of the firm of Montague, Scott, and Baker—I have received a subpœna from Mr. Humphreys to produce two deeds given me by Mr. Vokes—I have not got them—I parted with them in July or August to Mr. Clement Smith, a lithographer, of 317, Strand, who lends money on mortgages—I gave them to him my self—I sent to him yesterday, and again this morning—I cannot tell you why they are not here—he did not say that he would bring them—I have not been there since the adjournment, as I thought they might arrive in my absence—I went to get a clerk to come here—I wanted to be here when they were brought—I have no control over them whatever—I am solicitor to Mr. Smith, but not in respect to the matter in which he holds these deeds—I am solicitor to Mr. Vokes—I parted with them because he borrowed money on them—I will take a cab and try to get them.</p>
<p>H. W.
<hi rend="smallCaps">STICKLAND</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Vokes showed me two deeds relating to some property of Mr. Mason's; Mr. Henderson, a solicitor's name, was on them as one of the attesting witnesses—Vokes made a claim against Mason's estate—I had a conversation with him, and he came back two days afterwards—I saw him and the deeds twice, and several times without the deeds—in consequence of what he said, and from information given to me, I caused him to be watched after he left me—an action was pending against him for £200 on an
<hi rend="largeCaps">IOU</hi>, upon which those two deeds were given as security.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALKER</hi>. My firm corresponded with Henderson and Buckle in reference to those deeds—I do not produce the corre
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<p>—I think this is a copy of a letter I received from them (
<hi rend="italic">the letter found on Barnes</hi>)—Mr. Penfold is a solicitor at Westminster—Henderson and Buckle have acted for Mr. Mason for many years, but not for his widow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This letter is a copy of the one addressed to Henderson and Buckle, and it was found on Barnes—I wanted these deeds—after Vokes communicated with me I went to Henderson and Buckle to get them—they could not find them—the first day he came he had not the deeds with him, and said he would call next day with them—he produced them on July 23rd, and on the 25th we wrote to him—he had not got the deeds, and we sent him for them, and he came back in about half an hour—Mr. Mason died worth £120,000—I have never seen Barnes in the matter, but Sayers has been in our office several times with regard to these missing deeds; he said he had been to see the surveyor employed by Mr. Penfold, and he had not got them, and then he said he had been to Hammersmith to try and find them—Vokes lives at Hammersmith.</p>
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<persName id="t18891118-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891118-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891118-name-186" type="given" value="HORACE LIDDON"/>HORACE LIDDON PRING</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Gadsden and Treherne, solicitors—I know Barnes by sight, and I may have seen Sayers, I am not certain—on 23rd July I received instructions to watch Yokes when he left our office—I followed him to the Radnor Restaurant, at the Holborn end of Chancery Lane—he went in there, and came out with Barnes in less than five minutes—on 25th July I met Barnes and Vokes coming down Holborn, and followed them to the Bell Tavern, Bell Yard, Fen church Street—after waiting ten minutes they were joined by another person, Sayers, to the best of my belief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barnes, in his defence, stated that he had the documents in his custody for his friend Sayers, and when he was arrested he immediately produced them; that he had them with no felonious intent, nor did Sayers steal them; and that Cornwall was telling a deliberate falsehood in saying that he (Barnes) propounded this to him; he complained that Felstead had not been called.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891118-38-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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