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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, January 13th, 1890, and following days.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, Bart. (acting for the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>); the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-5" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-7" type="given" value="ROBERT NICHOLAS"/>ROBERT NICHOLAS FOWLER</persName> </hi>, Bart., M. P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-8" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., Recorder of the City;
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-14" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-15" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-16" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-19" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ISAACS, MAYOR. THIRD 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, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900113-122-offence-1 t18900113-name-21"/>Frank Baker</persName>, and stealing two salt-cellars, three sleeve-links, and one pin.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> for feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-22" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am a stockbroker, and live at 2, Hill Grove Road, West Hampstead—about 15th August last year I went to the seaside, and left my house in charge of a servant, Fanny York—on the 22nd I received a telegram, in consequence of which I returned home—I found that the front door had been forced open and the bolts wrenched off—there were marks of an instrument having been used—a wardrobe had been forced open, and I missed a number of articles of jewellery and plate, to the value of £20 or £30, among them some salt-cellars, some links, and a pin—I gave information to the police, with a list of the articles stolen—this pin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) formed the centre of a cross, which belonged to my wife; it has since been made into a pin; it is a pearl and ruby—these two salt-cellars are my property, four were stolen—these links I identify, there is a peculiarity about them, one of the shanks comes through the link, the other does not; they are old and of no value—they were lying in the toilet-table drawer—I had had them a long time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I lost more than thirty different articles—these links are very common, and could be bought at any shop for a few pence—I recognise this pin as the centre of a cross—I could not recognise the setting, it is the same shape, it is gold.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-23" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY YORK</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Baker—I was left in charge of the house when the family went to the seaside—on the afternoon of 21st August I went out about five, leaving the house fastened, and taking the key with me—I returned about twenty minutes to ten, and let myself in</p>
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<p>with the key by the side door—on going in I found that the front door had been burst open; the house was in a state of confusion—I telegraphed to my master, and he came up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-24" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NAIRN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). In November last I was making inquiries, and as the result I went to Forston Street, Hoxton, with Sergeants Gold and Robinson—the prisoner opened the door of the house—I told him we were police-officers, and should arrest him on suspicion of being concerned with others in committing burglaries—he said, "All right"—we searched the room he occupied, and took possession of a large quantity of property—in the drawers I found these links, the scarf-pin he was wearing; the salt-cellars were on the mantelpiece when we first went into the room, but they were afterwards missing—they were afterwards found in the possession of the prisoners wife—she produced them from under her dress—some of the property found was given up to the wife—small articles of jewellery were found, and the movements of a watch—he said at the station that he bought the property about three months ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had been taken to the station when we cleared away this property; he was brought up the next morning before the Magistrate, and remanded for a week, and on the remand he was postponed for another week for further inquiry, being admitted to bail—Mr. Baker then gave evidence, and the prisoner was committed for trial to the last Session—he was then admitted to bail, and the case was postponed to the present Session—it was thought that we could get further evidence—it was arranged that notice of further evidence should be given to the prisoner a week before the trial; no further evidence has been discovered—portions of the property found in his room have been given to his wife—no charge has been made with respect to the rest of the property—the prisoner described himself as a commission agent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-25" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I was with the last witness on the visit to the prisoner's house—he occupied one room on the first floor—he opened the door to us—I noticed these two salt-cellars on the mantelshelf; I afterwards missed them when we searched the room—I said to the wife, "Where are the two salt-cellars that stood there?"—the prisoner said to her, "You have got them"—she then left the room, returned in about two minutes—she said they were in the cupboard, outside—I said, "They can not be there, I have just searched there; it looks very suspicious"—she then took them from under her dress—the prisoner said, "I can prove where I bought them, about three months ago"—he was taken to the station and charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Nairn and myself searched the room, no one else—Gold stood outside on the stairs—the landlady was called in by the prisoner's wife—she took down the curtains, and they were taken away—we went to the station with the prisoner, and then returned and made a further search—it was when we were making the first search that I missed the salt-cellars.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-26" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SKILBECK</persName> </hi>. I am a ticket-writer, and live at 69, Compton Buildings, Goswell Road—I have seen these two salt-cellars before; they are what Mr. Brand bought, I believe, in a public-house by Shoreditch Church; the Black Bull or the Bull—I was present when he bought them—</p>
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<p>I met him there—he bought them of a former pupil of mine, when I was a bicycle maker; he gave four or five shillings for them—it was in September, the day the prisoner came from Doncaster, when Donovan won the St. Leger; he said he had won money there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My former pupil produced the salt-cellars from a bag, and said he had bought them at a sale—this was between ten and eleven—he was showing them to me, and Mr. and Mrs. Brand took a fancy to them, and bought them—I do not know Dillon's public-house in Ayles bury Street; I have never been there—as far as I can recollect, these were the only things I have ever seen sold in a public-house—he had other things in the bag, some knives and forks, I think.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-27" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DAINTON</persName> </hi>. I am a brass finisher and clock maker, in Percival Street—I mounted this pin for the prisoner, and put a back on it; it had these stones in front, and this brass work I put on to it, and charged him sixpence for doing it—I don't recollect when this was; it was somewhere about the middle of last year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do all kinds of jobs in jewellery—I think this was in the summer part; I don't think it was before August; it was before September—there was no pin to it when he brought it to me, only the stones—I put the metal work to it—he did not mention where he got it from, and I did not ask him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-31" type="given" value="REUBEN HENRY"/>REUBEN HENRY RENWICK</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman in the employ of Messrs. Abbott, Anderson, and Co., of 70, Watling Street— Messrs. Goff and Co., of 22, King Street, Covent Garden, are customers of ours—on Wednesday, 30th October, the prisoner White called at the warehouse—I did not know him before; he produced a blue envelope containing this order. (
<hi rend="italic">This requested the nearer to be supplied with a gent's tweed overcoat, on approval, for Goff and Co., of 22, King Street, Covent Garden</hi>)—he was supplied with a coat answering that description, and a memo invoice of it—he took the coat away in a parcel—on the 31st he came again with a similar order, and we supplied him with two garments—on 1st November he came again with this order for ladies' mantles—we then sent eight articles for selection—I told him that the invoices for the two previous parcels would be sent off directed to Messrs. Goff—on Monday, 4th November, he called again, and produced this other order for two ladies' mantles—he then had nine coats and three ladies' mantles—on the 11th he called again with this order, ordering other goods—before that an invoice had,. been sent to Goff and Co., and they had made certain representations to our firm, in consequence of which, when White came, I sent for a constable, and he was given into custody—he admitted having the previous parcels—I said we were not satisfied with the genuineness of the order—he said Goffs sent him with the order—I said we had had a letter from Goffs to say they were all forgeries, and he was not sent from there at all—he said, "Goffs sent me down, and I will go back with you to see that it is all right"—I did not go back—I identify all these coats and mantles as ours.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-32" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HERBERT</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Goff and Co., of 22, King Street, Covent Garden—I do not know White—these five orders are not genuine, neither the stamp or the signature—our firm use a stamp, but quite different to this, on the orders—we never received any of the goods mentioned in the orders—Rawlinson was in our service as a carman; he left the service just after last August Bank Holiday—I am familiar with his handwriting—I believe these orders to be in his handwriting—this stamp is a much larger one than we use, and has different words on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Rawlinson.</hi> I saw you write when you made the application for employment, and afterwards, during the seven weeks you were in our employ—you were sent out with a cart to get goods—I don't know that you had to write any orders, but you used to make a note of what orders you got—I used to see it as I was standing alongside of you—those were not put on the file, they were thrown into the wastepaper box—I have looked for some handwriting of yours, but have not found it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I was called to take White into custody on 11th November, at Abbott, Anderson and Co. 's—I heard Mr. Renwick ask him about the parcels—he admitted that he had had three parcels previous to that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Rawlinson.</hi> I sold one mackintosh for 15s.; that was 5s. profit—I paid the first 10s. to White and the rest to you—you bought a coat of me for 4s.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant L</hi>). On the 19th November I arrested Rawlinson on a warrant in Lambeth—I said, "There is a warrant for your apprehension for being concerned with a man named White in obtaining twenty-three waterproof coats from Abbott and Anderson, in Watling Street"—he said, "I don't know anybody of the name of White"—I said, "That may not be his right name, I mean the man I have seen frequently in your com
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Rawlinson.</hi> I commenced to write about a case of fraud and forgery; that was the charge against you then—you said, "I won't sign anything, I should only be convicting myself."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). At one a.m. on 20th November Rawlinson was brought to the office by Sergeant Ward—the warrant was read over to him; he made no reply—I took him to Cloak Lane Station, where he was charged—I found on him fivepence and a pencil—he said he had been searched over the water—the same morning, as I was taking him to the Mansion House, he said, "It is one of the biggest mistakes they have ever made about the writing; I was four years at Hayes' Wharf, Tooley Street; there is plenty of my writing there if they wish to see it, but I know a little bit about it. "
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANNIE RAY</hi>. I am the wife of Benjamin Ray—I am known as Annie</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners, in their defence, stated that they bought the things of Maskell, but did not know they were stolen.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-124-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>embezzling cheques for the payment of £13 18s. 6d. and £10, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-40" type="given" value="BEN"/>BEN GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am a baker of 150, High Street, Harlesden—on December 28th, about 3 p.m., the prisoner came in and asked for two scones, price 1 1/2 d., and gave me a half-crown—I weighed it, and found it was light—she said, "Master, what are you looking at?"—I said, "At your bad half-crown"—I told her to be careful with it, as it was bad, and gave it back to her—she said, "A friend of mine gave it to me"—she paid for the scones, aud left—I followed her, and kept her in view 300 yards—she went to Buckingham Road, where a man was waiting for her—she had a few words with him, and they separated—I gave information to Bartlett.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-41" type="given" value="TOM"/>TOM WALTER</persName> </hi>. My brother keeps a greengrocer's shop at 216, High Street, Harlesden, and I help him—on 28th December, about quarter to four o'clock, I served the prisoner with two oranges—she gave me a half-crown—I gave her a florin and fourpence change, and put the coin in the till, where there was no other—she left with the change, and</p>
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<p>shortly after Detective Bartlett came in and spoke to me, and I showed him the coin—he handed it back to me, and left, and came back with the prisoner—I had given the coin to my mother.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective X</hi>). Green gave me information, and I followed the prisoner—it was then shortly after three o'clock—she met a man in Nightingale Road, conversed with him for about a minute, and walked with him about 150 yards; they separated at the corner of High Street, and the prisoner entered Mr. Walter's shop, and came out with an orange in her hand—that was ten or twelve minutes after I commenced to follow her—I entered the shop, and Walter handed me this half-crown; I marked it and returned it to him, and went out and followed her about a mile—she returned to Victor Road, where I stopped her; and said, "I am a police officer, I shall take you in custody for knowingly uttering a bad half-crown at the greengrocer's shop"—she said, "A man gave me two, one was good and one bad; I did not know it was bad till the baker told me"—I took her back to Mr. Walter's shop, and saw young Walter and his mother; he said, "That is the same person who gave me the half-crown"—the mother gave it to me—I took the prisoner to the station and charged her; before the female searcher came she handed me a florin and 5 1/2 d.—she was asked her address, and said that she had no home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-43" type="given" value="RAY"/>RAY DOWLING</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Harlesden Station, and the wife of a sergeant—I searched the prisoner, and found these six pawn-tickets and three pieces of paper; I gave them to Bartlett.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this half-crown is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I am an unfortunate girl. I had the half-crown given to me, and I wanted to get a night's lodging. I did not know it was bad."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I thought the half-crown was good. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called a witness named Donelly, who stated that he was her husband; he was, therefore, not examined.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-52" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH FOX</persName> </hi>. I am a smith, of 49, Penton Street, Clerkenwell—at the end of October or the beginning of November Harris and Nash took a room at the top of my house, as man and wife—Harris spoke very good English—Endleman called about twice, and Harris said that he should leave if I could not let Endleman have a room there—I was not able to do so—on 18th December I was in Mrs. Roberts' shop, a neighbour, and</p>
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<p>heard her say that some money was bad—Harris was there; he said nothing, but was biting the coin—on the same day I was in Mr. Shearman's shop, 10, Penton Street, close by, who showed me a bad florin—they left on the second day after because I could not accommodate Endleman—I gave information to the police, and on the 19th a detective came and examined the room they had occupied, and I saw him find some broken portions of a mould and some fused metal in the ashes—no one had occupied the room since they left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harris.</hi> Nash's sister was living in the house, and I said I would let you have the room when she left, but she did not seem inclined to go, that was before Endleman came—you came down to me and said that as there were quarrels between Nash and her sister you were going away, and I said, "You can't go without giving me a week's notice"—Endleman had been there before that, I think his first appearance was in the week before you left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-53" type="given" value="HARRY EDWARD"/>HARRY EDWARD SHEARMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer of 12, Penton Street—on December 18th, between 10 and 11 p.m., Harris came in for some butter, and paid me with a florin; I put it on a shelf and gave him the change—Mr. Fox then spoke to me, and I examined the florin and found it was bad—this is it—next day Nash made a purchase and tendered a florin; I found it was bad, and gave it back to her—I daresay I bent it a little, I think my teeth went into it—I told her it was bad, and she went back and got some smaller money and paid me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harris.</hi> I have no till, I put the florin on a shelf with coppers and other money; that was the only florin there—I did not see Nash twice in the shop that morning; I did not see her till next day at 6 p.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Nash.</hi> You did not come in between 8 and 9 a.m. for coffee and butter, not till between 5 and 6 p.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DURRANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). On 19th December I watched Harris and Nash, and on the 20th I went to 49, Penton Street—Fox pointed out a top bedroom, which I searched, and found in the ashes of the fireplace these pieces of a broken mould, and some fused metal—I went next day with Kidd to 22, Haberdasher Street—the door was locked, we forced it and examined a room there, and on the hob on the right side of the fireplace I found this mould (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and on the other hob another mould drying, and in a bag in a cupboard I found ten counterfeit florins of 1883, unfinished, corresponding with one of these moulds, some fused metal, a paper bag, a half-bag of plaster of Paris, a bag of silver sand, two spoons, and in a sack among some ashes, several pieces of what appeared to be broken moulds and fused metal—I compared them with what was found at Penton Street; they were similar—I found on a shelf two packets of cyanide of potassium, two boxes of nitrate of silver, four spoons, a knife smeared with plaster, and a file, with metal in the teeth—a few minutes afterwards Harris and Nash came in, and I told them I should take them into custody for having in their possession implements for manufacturing counterfeit coin—Harris said, "It was not me that made them, I can't make them"; and Nash said, "It is not him that makes them, it is another young man"—I searched Harris and found £1 in gold, 13s. 6d. in silver, and a farthing, all good—among it was a florin of 1872 and one of 1883—I charged them</p>
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<p>at the station, and told them what I had found in the ashes—Harris said he knew nothing about it; Nash made no reply—Harris made this statement at the station; I told him that I should take it down: "The man that made the money was up in my room this morning; I do not know what time; I was not at home; I met him where I had my dinner, and I was not there all day; it is a house in a court in Whitechapel, a Jew's restaurant kept by 1 shsky; his name is Alfred Davis; I went out about eleven this morning"—being asked how he came in possession of the coin, he said, "I do not know; I can't make money"—next day, December 22nd, I went to the house in Haberdasher Street and left, and returned about 10.15 a.m., and saw Detective Kidd struggling with Endleman on the floor, and he put up his fist and said, "I will kick your guts in," and kicked me in my hand, dislocating one of my fingers—I overpowered him with Kidd's assistance, and a uniform man who came—I searched him, and found in his left-hand jacket breast pocket six counterfeit florins of 1872 rolled up separately in tissue paper, and what is called a battery penny, copper on one side, and silver on the other, which they silver with, and in good money 10s. in gold, 11s. 3d. in silver, and 1 1/2 d.—there was a florin among the good money; it appears to have been the pattern coin; it looks white, and has plaster on the edge—I took him to the station and charged him—he said, "I found them as I was coming along this morning."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harris.</hi> You did not say that you had not been at home all day, and when you left in the morning all these things were not in your room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-55" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW KIDD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi>). I was with Durrant at Haberdasher Street when he found all these things—I was alone in the house on the 22nd, about ten a.m., when a knock came, and Endleman was there—he said, "Is Mr. Harris in?"—I said, "Yes; he is upstairs"—I was in plainclothes—he went up, and I followed him, and declared myself a police-officer—he said, "I am a gentleman, and have come to see my cousin; you won't search me"—I said, "I will not attempt to do so till assistance arrives, but I shall detain you"—he said, "You won't detain me; I will throw you downstairs," and he said he would knock my head off—he caught hold of me, and we both went to the floor, and in the struggle he bit my finger and hit me on my nose—we had been struggling about five minutes when Sergeant Durrant arrived, and later another constable in uniform—I saw Durrant search him, and find a packet of counterfeit coin and the battery penny.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harris.</hi> At the time this was done you were in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-56" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER HALE</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 22, Haberdasher Street—on December 20th the three prisoners came and wanted furnished rooms—I had only one, which I let to them—they left, and Harris and Nash came back with their boxes in about half an hour, and took possession—I could not accommodate Endleman, but he came on the Saturday morning and went up to their room—I did not hear them go out till the afternoon—I did not go up till the search, and then I saw the things found—the two men went out about 3 p.m., and came in about a quarter to eleven—I only had them there on Friday and Saturday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—among these broken pieces, found among the ashes at Penton</p>
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<p>Street, I found a small portion belonging to a mould—this is fused metal of the usual kind—these are double unused moulds for florins of 1872 and 1883—these ten florins are unfinished, but have nothing to do with these moulds—this is a double mould for florins and half-crowns, unused—these six florins, found on Endleman, are bad, and from the same mould—this battery penny, nitrate of silver, plaster of Paris, metal spoons, and fused metal are all used for coining—here are three good coins, one of which has been used to make the impression in the mould—this is a bad florin, uttered to Sherman—this file has metal adhering to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harris, in his defence, stated, through the interpreter, that he was only at home at night, that none of the bad money or articles were in his room when he left in the morning, and that he knew nothing about them.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Nash stated that she had lived with Harris four months, and never saw him making bad money, and that Endleman brought the things to the house.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Endleman stated that he knew the coins in his possession to be bad, but knew nothing about making coins.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-128-18900113 t18900113-128-punishment-6"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NASH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">who the Jury recommended to mercy</hi>)—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ENDLEMAN</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-128-18900113 t18900113-128-punishment-8"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH WHITE</hi> (38)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-60" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY DEELEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 21, Wimpole Mews—I am a widow—during October, November, and part of December last I was taking care of Mr. White's four children while his wife, the prisoner, was in an asylum in Bethnal Green—on 10th December she returned to her husband, but I still continued to take charge of the children; she helped me to wash and dress them—on the morning of 14th December, about ten, Mr. White went out with a carriage—at that time the prisoner and I and the four children were all together in the front room—the prisoner took the three eldest children into the next room, the sitting-room—the two eldest were Joseph Edward, aged about seven, and the second about five—in about five minutes I heard screams in the other room as if from the children—I went to the door, it was fastened—I ran down to the stable and fetched Kelly; he tried the door, but could not open it—he fetched Gibbons, who forced it open, and went in, and I followed him—I saw the second boy lying in the crib dead—I did not see the elder boy—I fetched the baby, who is about six months old, and remained with it till the police came—the prisoner was confined in July—after the prisoner came back on 10th December she several times mentioned about having been sent to the asylum, but she did not see why she should have been; she did not complain of it; that was about all she said—I did not know her before she went to the asylum—I was in the country—when she came back she would wash and dress the children, but she did not take particular notice of them—what she did was done kindly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GIBBONS</persName> </hi>. I am butler at 79, Harley Street—about half-past ten, on 14th December, I was called to 21, Wimpole Mews, to the rooms where White lives—I found the inner door fastened; I forced it open—on getting inside I saw the prisoner leaning on the left-hand side of the crib—the boys Joseph Edward and George Wilfred were in the crib, lying side by side—they both appeared to be dead—the prisoner's left arm was leaning on the crib, twisting a dark blue silk handkerchief round George Wilfred's neck—it was tightly twisted—I took it off; I first removed her hand from the eldest boy's mouth—the other boy was dead—I lifted up the younger boy, and saw that he was not dead—I then went for the doctor—I said to the prisoner, "Good God! they are both dead"—she said, "Yes, they are"—I saw the prisoner on the Saturday morning; she looked in a very wild state.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-62" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROBSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector D</hi>). On the morning of 14th December I went to 21, Wimpole Mews, and in the room upstairs I saw the dead body of the boy Joseph Edward White; the doctor had been there and had left—I told the prisoner I was a police officer, and should take her into custody for causing the death of her son Joseph Edward White by strangling him with a handkerchief—she said, "Yes, I know all about it," and after a pause she said, "If I had not been interrupted I would have finished the four"—she then in a rambling manner accused her husband of having kept her eleven weeks in an asylum—she looked very wild, and her eyes glared; I put her in a cab and took her to the station—on the way she asked me several times if the other boy would recover—I said I thought he would—she said she hoped he would not, as there was nothing for him or the others to live for—at the station when charged she made no reply; she simply bowed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-63" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH POLLARD</persName> </hi>. I am a M. R. C. S. and L. S. A.; I practise at 49, Queen Anne Street—on the morning of 14th December I went to 21, Wimpole Mews, and there saw the dead body of the deceased child—I subsequently made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi>; the cause of death was suffocation, caused by pressure on the chest.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-64" type="given" value="JOHN KENNEDY"/>JOHN KENNEDY WILL</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer of Bethnal House Private Lunatic Asylum, Cambridge Road—on 25th September last the prisoner was admitted as a patient—she had an insane aspect; she was apathetic; she took interest in nothing, and answered questions with great reluctance—after a week she was more communicative—she had an impression that she was a beggar; that she had no money, and her friends were all in very straitened circumstances, and that she had no husband; that she heard voices—these were evident delusions—she said that she knew everything that was going on as to her children—she improved considerably, and on 10th December she was discharged from the asylum by order of the lady who signed her admission; we had no authority to detain her—in my opinion she was not in a fit state to be discharged—I stated that, although she had improved to a certain extent, her mental condition was not satisfactory, and I did not recommend her discharge—the husband took her away, and I recommended him to have someone in constant attendance upon her—in my opinion on the 10th she was not responsible for her actions.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-65" type="given" value="PHILIP FRANCIS"/>PHILIP FRANCIS GILBEBT</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer of Her Majesty's Prison, Holloway—I first saw her when she was in custody; she was greatly dejected, staring on the ground—she answered questions very</p>
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<p>reluctantly—she told me she had done this—she wanted her children to go out of the world as there was no one to look after them, because she intended suicide—she said she was afraid of poverty, and that she had been very wicked—she was very restless and sleepless, and she was continually repeating to herself, "It is quite true"—eventually she expressed sorrow for what she had done—she used to sob very bitterly at times for hours together, and was in a very depressed and melancholy state—she has improved now—I spoke to her about her children—she gave me the impression of being a devoted mother to her children—in my opinion she was not responsible for her actions on 14th December—I think she was insane—she did not appreciate what she was doing—I still consider her insane—she still requires care—she would be unsafe to be about.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA WHORLOW</hi> (42)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 494). On Wednesday morning, 1st January, about eight, as I was leaving Wood Green Station, the prisoner came up to me and said, "My name is Eliza Whorlow; I have come to give myself up for murdering my little boy with a razor at 1, Granville Terrace '—I spoke to the acting sergeant, and from what he said I went to the house—the door was opened by Mary Whorlow—I spoke to her, and she called her brother—I went with them upstairs to an attic—I there saw a bed—I moved the counterpane, and a little girl got out of the bed—I saw blood on the bed—I then saw the deceased child lying across the bed, and another child lying asleep in the bed—that was the one that got out of the bed—I saw a wound in the neck of the deceased—he was about eight years old—I saw an open razor on the table with blood upon it—I at once sent for the doctor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the prisoner came to me she looked very curious about the eyes—she looked like a woman out of her mind—I did not believe her statement.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-70" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WHORLOW</persName> </hi>. I am a sister of the prisoner's husband—I have been living with him at Granville Terrace for some time before this occurrence—he has been married to the prisoner twenty years—there were three children living, two little girls and a boy, Harold Ernest—they were in the habit of sleeping in the room with the prisoner—the first I knew of this matter was by the police coming to the house—I then went into the room and saw the body of the deceased in the same bed with the other two children—I have known the prisoner a great many</p>
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<p>years—during the last twelve years I have lived in the same house with her—all that time she seemed very strange in her manner—I remember her having a stroke of paralysis—the effect of that continued to some extent—she would occasionally go out, but not as a rule—she was very dirty in her habits—she was in the habit of sleeping in her clothes—I have known her at times destroying the linen, tearing up the sheets and table-cloths—they were her own things—she did that without any reason—it was in consequence of her strangeness that I went to live there, to look after the house—on Christmas Day she was upstairs in her sitting-room—she did not want to come down—her brother and brother-in-law brought her down—she has threatened that she would kill her children—she was not an affectionate mother—I have heard her threaten to kill her husband—she was always well looked after—I don't know that she had any feeling towards the deceased child different to the others—she would sit in the dark; she would put out the light and insist on sitting in the dark—no doctor has been called in to her for the last ten years—about ten or eleven years ago a doctor was consulted; I don't remember what about—it was Dr. Foureacre, of Tollington Park, who was consulted about the paralysis—that was after the birth of the child.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As far as she had any preference it was for the deceased child—she appeared very desponding in manner—she has alluded to her husband being unfaithful, and having women in the house—there was no foundation for that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-71" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a cycle dealer in Upper Street, lslington—I have known the Whorlow family about nine years—I have constantly been a visitor at the house—I have from time to time seen the prisoner there—I have formed the opinion, which I have from time to time expressed, that she was insane, but seemingly harmless and silly—I have several times spoken to her husband as to whether she ought not to be put under restraint, or whether it was not desirable to have an attendant upon her; that was more because of her slovenliness—I never saw any sort of violence—she used to make some curious remarks relative to her husband going out cycling; he is the captain of a cycling club, and I am sub-captain—she seemed to have an idea that her husband paid special attention to some ladies belonging to the club, and she was very jealous about it—at one time she remarked about his being out on a tandem with my wife, which was not true.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> One day I saw her put some unopened letters on the fire; also two leaves from the
<hi rend="italic">Graphic;</hi> she was constantly doing silly things like that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-72" type="given" value="PHILIP FRANCIS"/>PHILIP FRANCIS GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer of Holloway Prison—I have had the prisoner under special observation since 2nd January, when she came there, with the view of forming an opinion as to the state of her mind—I am acquainted with the facts of the case—her manner has been very strange, sitting staring on the ground, as she does now—I spoke to her as to why she killed her child—she said she did it for love; that inward voices were repeating to her, "Don't leave it at home to be beaten," and she said her head was in a whirl at the time—she told me she had had a stroke of paralysis nine years ago, which had caused a loss of power; there are distinct traces of it now—she was continually talking of her husband—she said she loved the boy she had killed, but that it first occurred to her to do it about a year ago, but her courage had failed</p>
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<p>her—she always smiled foolishly when spoken to—she is physically in a very bad state of health; she has disease of the heart, and has consumption—she is a chronic lunatic—I do not think that at the time she did this she was responsible for her actions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I have nothing to say; I wish to die."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of the act, but insane at the time</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900113-131-offence-1 t18900113-name-74"/>Edward Lindsay Pembroke</persName>, and stealing six boxes of cigars, a dress suit, and other articles, after a conviction of felony in July, 1888.</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM TURNER</hi> (22)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900113-132-offence-1 t18900113-name-76"/>Henry Ganny</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-77" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GANNY</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, of 3, Clifton Road, Maida Vale—on 18th December I was at Liverpool Street Station of the Underground Railway—I felt a tug at my pocket, heard my chain rattle, saw a hand and arm, and the prisoner moving away—I followed him, crying "Stop thief!" and kept my eye on him till the constable took him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see your hand touching my watch, but leaving it—it was not removed from my pocket, it was hooked in—it is possible you may have touched my chain by accident.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-78" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COOPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 895). I was on duty, saw the prisoner running, followed, and caught him—he said, "Why do you lay hold of me?"—I said, "Why were you running?"—he said, "To get an omnibus"—the prosecutor came up and charged him; he said, "I did not do it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It is quite true that I pushed up against him, but it was quite an accident if I knocked against his chain. I was running to catch an omnibus.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-132-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18900113-133-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/>, Committing wilful and corrupt perjury in the High Court of Justice.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-80" type="surname" value="WALLACE"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-80" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WALLACE</persName> </hi>. I am an official in the Divorce Registry of the High Court—I produce all the papers in the divorce petition of Thirkettle
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Thirkettle—the husband's amended petition, filed on December 8th, says "That on numerous occasions the said Mary Jane Thirkettle did commit adultery with John Thomas Francis, at Duke Street, and divers other places"—there was a decree nisi in favour of the wife in December, 1889.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-81" type="given" value="ALFRED HENRY"/>ALFRED HENRY LAW</persName> </hi>. I am a shorthand writer, of 40, Chancery Lane—this is a true transcript of my notes of these proceedings—the prisoner was sworn, and I took down his evidence—he was examined by Mr. Thirkettle, his counsel having given up the case. (
<hi rend="italic">In this evidence the prisoner stated that he was a cabdriver, and drove Mrs. Thirkettle and General Francis in June,</hi> 1888,
<hi rend="italic">from</hi> 8,
<hi rend="italic">Princes Street to</hi> 34,
<hi rend="italic">Duke Street,</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">St. James's, where the name of Bojean was on the door, and they let themselves in with a latchkey, and went in; and that on a second occasion he drove them from Princes Street to the same house, and left them on the doorstep.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-82" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS FRANCIS</persName> </hi>. I was the co-respondent in Mr. Thirkettle's petition against his wife—I was in Court when the prisoner gave his evidence—I was asked to stand up, and the prisoner said, "That is General Francis"—it is false that he ever drove me to Duke Street, St. James's; he has never driven me anywhere that I know of—I have never been driven to Duke Street in my life—I have been to look at the house; another General Francis lives there—he is not my brother; he is in the Indian Service—I never went into that house till after the case was heard, and never had a latchkey to let myself in, and never was driven there or anywhere else with Mrs. Thirkettle—I know her—I have met her at the houses of common friends.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I know the other General Francis, who lives in Duke Street—we are both members of the same club—I did not borrow his key of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-83" type="given" value="MARY JANE"/>MARY JANE THIRKETTLE</persName> </hi>. I was the petitioner against my husband, and the respondent in his petition against me for alleged adultery with General Francis—I was in Court, and heard the prisoner swear he drove me and General Francis to Duke Street—that was not true—I have never been driven there with General Francis or anybody else—I have never been inside that house, nor have I ever been let inside any house in Duke Street with a latchkey—I do not know the General Francis who lives there—I never saw him till yesterday, when I came here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-84" type="given" value="FRANCIS EDWARD"/>FRANCIS EDWARD FRANCIS</persName> </hi>. I am a Major-General in the Indian Army, and have lived at 34, Duke Street, St. James's, three days less than five years—I knew the other General Francis many years in India, but he has never been inside the house during the five years I have lived there—there used to be a foreigner's name, Bojean, over the fanlight; I think it was in gold—Mrs. Gaywood has been the landlady of recent years—I have apartments there—I used to meet General Francis at the same club.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-85" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH GAYWOOD</persName> </hi>. I have been landlady of 34, Duke Street, four years next May, and was there in May and June, 1888; during those months General Francis and Mrs. Thirkettle never came to the house, and that General Francis never had a key of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It is only my oath against theirs.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-88" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA JONES</persName> </hi>. I live at 21, Storey Street—on 13th June, 1881, I was present when the prisoner was married to my daughter, at St. Mary's, Newington—she is alive and in Court—he lived with her till August 2nd last year, and married again on the 3rd—this is the certificate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Since he has been arrested he has been living with his wife—when he went away he left £25 with her—his second wife came down to visit her brother, and then she made the prisoner's acquaintance—I do not know that he is not quite right.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-89" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA WOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at 43, Kentish Town Road—on August 3rd I went through the ceremony of marriage with the prisoner, at the Parish</p>
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<p>Church, Kentish Town—I knew that his wife was alive; they lived at Maidstone, and I saw them on 3rd June last year.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant Y</hi>). I produce the two certificates—I examined them with the registers, and found them correct—I took the prisoner at Brixton on 7th December, and told him the charge; he denied the name, and said his name was Anderson, but at the station he said he was very sorry for it; he did not know what he was doing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Almost immediately after his arrest he was taken to the workhouse infirmary, in consequence of his strange manner, and was seen by the medical officer—it was reported to the Magistrate that the prisoner was suffering from depression.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was just getting dusk—he went fifty yards from the warehouse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not lose sight of him—the cheeses were taken from the doorway; I took them back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-94" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PRYOR</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to the prosecutor—Marsh spoke to me, and I saw the prisoner going across the road with this box (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and followed him—he put it on a pony barrow and covered it with a sack—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was twelve or fourteen yards from him—it had just begun to get dusk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOSS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 366). I found the prisoner detained by the market sergeant—he was charged by Marsh, and said he knew nothing about the box, and was not with the pony and cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries and find nothing against him—I ascertained that there were three men with the barrow.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-96" type="given" value="ARTHUR WILLIAM"/>ARTHUR WILLIAM MYNETT</persName> </hi>. I am market sergeant in the Central Meat Market—on December 20th, about 4.30, I was at the west gate—the prisoner was pointed out to me, and I arrested him and told him the charge; he said, "He has made a mistake, I don't know anything about it"—Marsh said, "I have never lost sight of him, and am sure it is him"—I saw the barrow, there was "J. C. 69" on it; it was fifty yards from where I took the prisoner, but there were vehicles between.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Collings.</hi> I did not force myself into your company; you said, "Governor, stand a drink?"—I was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chambers.</hi> I did not give you 3d. to buy bread and cheese—I did not say, "Come and see me home," nor did I fall down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not ask either of the prisoners to see me home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-101" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BUCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 130). On January 4th, at 12.10, I was on duty in Whitechapel Road with another constable, both in plain clothes, and saw the two prisoners, and a man not in custody, following thirty yards behind him; they turned at New Road, and I looked round the corner and saw the one not in custody standing against the rails—I walked to Mount Street, and heard somebody call, "Help! Police!"—I blew my whistle, and ran towards them, and saw Dance lying on his back in the gutter, and the prisoners on top of him—Chambers came towards me, and I caught hold of him, and Collings was just in the act of running away when Guildford seized him—Chambers said, "What the b—hell are you doing of?"—Dance came up, and said, "Have you got the two? Yes, those are the two; I have been treating them; I give them in custody for robbery and assault"—he said he had lost threepence or fourpence, and did not care about charging them with that—going to the station Chambers said, "Governor, you have done quite right; if I had been in your place I should have done the same, you have got to get your living as well as I."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Collings.</hi> You had no hat on—I did not watch you from the Rodney's Head—Dance did not say, "I have lost nothing."</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-102" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID GUILDFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">J</hi> 76). I was on duty with Buck at 12.10 a.m.—we followed the two prisoners who were following Dance—I stopped at the corner of Chapel Street, and heard a whistle; and at the corner of Mount Street I saw Collings without a hat—I stopped him—he said, "What is the matter? what have you got me for?"—Dance came up and said, "That is one and that is the other; I give them both in custody for attempting to rob me and assaulting me"—going to the station. Collings said, "The old man asked me to see him home; I had sooner be dead than alive."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Chambers' statement before the Magistrate.</hi>"The prosecutor gave me the 3d. at the Rodney; the barman saw it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners, in their defences, said that Dance gave them the</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in the public-house, and that at the station he said that he had not lost anything, and that the barman saw the</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">given.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You struck me on the back part of my head; I have a tumour there, and my head was not exactly marked—you tugged at my ring to try and get it off—I afterwards saw you twenty or thirty yards from the house, in the street; you were in the hands of the police; I recognised you directly—a commissionaire stopped you, I believe—I said you were the man that struck me and knocked me down, and endeavoured to rob me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY CANDISH</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Catherine Street—on Boxing evening I came out from No. 28, round the corner—I heard a door fly open, and then saw the light flash out of my door, and I saw the heels of a man kick up; I hastened towards the door—I saw the prisoner rise from his knees and run across the road—I followed him immediately, and caught hold of him—he swung me off him, and ran for twenty or twenty-five yards, and then I overtook him again, and put my hand on his shoulder, and said, "You had better stop and come back"—he said, "I have done nothing"—I said, "I don't know what you have done, but you were on my premises"—he struck at me three or four times, he could not hit me; then he tried to kick me—when he found I did not fall down he tried to run away again—I followed him, and eventually a commissionaire stopped him—I never lost sight of him all the time he was running from the doorway—I am quite sure he is the man who was struggling on the doorstep; he was never two yards ahead of me—my son ran for a constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the commissionaire had you I came up and took you by the shoulder myself—the prosecutor did not say when he came up that you were not the man who had done it—he said he did not care about charging you, and I said I would charge you because you were on my premises, and I charged you—I had had no drink—I cannot say if the prosecutor had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never heard the prosecutor say he did not think he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 176). I was called to Wilford Street, and the prisoner was given into my custody, and charged with attempting to steal from Mr. Harris a gold-plated chain, value 10s., and a sovereign purse—the prisoner said in answer to the charge, "I was not there; I never molested or assaulted the prosecutor"—I searched the prisoner; I did not find a sovereign on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said he was going home when he was charged, and he denied ever having assaulted anyone.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-138-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t18900113-138-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>stealing a watch-chain and seal from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900113-138-offence-1 t18900113-name-109"/>Thomas Thorpe Pearson</persName>, after a conviction of felony in February, 1885.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th, and Thursday,</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HART</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOCRWOOD</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ASQUITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSKILL</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the attempt</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-140-18900113 t18900113-140-punishment-17"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">pal</hi> of his—I said I should detain him—he endeavoured to push past me, but I detained him, and gave him in charge—I had secured the house that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-120" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STENNING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 447). On 2nd January Mr. Puttick gave the prisoner into my custody—I asked his name—he said, "George Hendley"—I asked his address—he said, "Balls Pond Road"—I asked the number—he refused to give it to me—I asked why he went down the mews—he said, "To ease myself"—I took him to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-121" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SCULPHEE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 246). On January 2nd I examined No. 10, Victoria Terrace, and found somebody had been over the backyard into the mews, and I found this jemmy in the mews at the rear of No. 10.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-122" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BRADLEY</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said you worked for Mr. Stevens, of Seven Sisters Road—I saw him—he said you had been at work for him for three years up to four months ago, and gave you a good character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> If I had been guilty I should not have waited five minutes for the arrival of a constable. I was not with other men, and if I had been climbing walls I should have had mud all over my clothing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Third Count,</hi> to prevent his lawful apprehension.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-126" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TANNER</persName> </hi>. I am an upholsterer, of 85, Candalia Road, Battersea</p>
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<p>Park—on the evening of 21st December I went to 18, Chadwick Street—I rent the house, and sub-let part of it to a man named McCarthy—there was a disturbance there; McCarthy and his wife were kicking the daughter—I told them not to kick her, it was bad enough to hit her—McCarthy made several blows at me—young McCarthy was not then in the room; they sent a little boy after him, but he did not come—I then crossed the road to my door, No. 6; young McCarthy ran after me and attacked me; I ran away from them into a baker's shop, Mr. Korle's, and went behind the counter—they followed me, and McCarthy made several blows at me, but did not hit me—I could see an iron bar under Lynch's coat on the left side—Crouch was in the shop buying bread—he said, "I will have no disturbance here; I am a police officer"—I asked him to see me home—a constable was passing the shop, and Crouch referred me to him, and when I got outside, McCarthy knocked me down with his fist, and also knocked Coote down, and Lynch beat him with the iron bar more than once after he had fallen—he struck him on the head and on the body too—I did not know what the quarrel was about—I had no quarrel with Lynch or young McCarthy—I never spoke to them in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KORLE</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 44, Great Peter Street, Westminster—on 21st December, about ten or half-past ten, I was in my parlour; Tanner came in, and went behind the counter—Lynch and McCarthy came in, and McCarthy made a blow at Tanner, but did not Teach him—Crouch came in in plain clothes to buy some bread; he said he was a police-officer, and he would not have a disturbance in the shop; if they wanted to fight they must go outside—they did so; Tanner stayed in the shop—a constable in uniform came right up to the door—Crouch then said something to Tanner, who went out to the constable—I then heard a noise, went out, and saw the constable in uniform on his face on the ground, and Lynch giving him blows on the back of his head with an iron bar—the blows fell on his helmet, and then he gave him another blow with the same bar on his shoulder-bone—Crouch pushed him away from the man on the ground, or he might have had more blows—I saw Lynch give Crouch a blow on the forehead with the same bar, and then go away—Coote got up and ran after him, but fell down—I went back to my shop, and let Tanner out by the back door; his mouth was bleeding—I did not see who knocked him down.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 530). On the night of 21st December I went to Korle's shop—I was in plain clothes, off duty—I saw Tanner behind the counter; he and McCarthy seemed to be talking against one another—there was a female assistant there—McCarthy said to Tanner, "Come outside, and we will pay you"—Lynch was with McCarthy—I said I was a police officer, and ordered them out, and they went out—Tanner said, "If you are a police officer I claim your protection to see me home"—just then Police Constable 126 passed the shop in uniform—I pointed him out to Tanner, who went out to him; I followed half a minute afterwards, and I saw McCarthy strike Tanner on his face with his fist—126 went between them, and I saw McCarthy strike him with his fist and knock him down—Lynch then struck him twice about the head and body with a piece of iron bar about three feet in length and as thick as a man's thumb—I pushed Lynch away, and he turned round and said, 'You are another of the b—s," and struck me across the head with</p>
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<p>the iron bar, which rendered me insensible—when I came to I was at home; I have since been under the doctor's care—I still feel the effects of the injuries; I was cut by the blows—on 25th December I picked the prisoner out from a number of men—the warrant was read to him—he said he did not consider a man in a baker's shop in plain clothes on duty—I heard him say before the Magistrate, when I was under examination, "I was not there."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 126). On the night of 21st December I was on duty in Great Peter Street, and passed Mr. Korle's shop—a disturbance was going on outside, and before I could get any explanation I was struck on my left eye by a fist, which knocked me down—I could not see who struck me—I next found myself in bed at the Stationhouse two hours after—I then found a bruise behind my ear, which was very painful; I stopped in bed two days, and have not been on duty since—I am still suffering; my head is painful, I feel dizzy and stiff—this (
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-130" type="given" value="FRANCIS ALFRED"/>FRANCIS ALFRED PEARCE</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—my partner is Divisional Surgeon of Police—on 21st December, about 11.30 p.m., I was called to the Rochester Row Police-station, and saw Coote—he was quite stupid., and unable to give any account of himself; he was very pale, and had a small, intermittent pulse—he complained of pain on the side of his head, and I found he had a slight swelling behind and above his right ear; also a swelling on his cheek under his left ear, but no wound—he had retained his helmet, and I found an indentation on the metal band, corresponding to the part at which he complained of pain, and the bronze was taken off, leaving the metal bright—he was suffering from concussion, and was put to bed, and has been under my care up to the present time—he was better for the first two or three days, then he had a relapse, and was in bed another week—I do not think it will have a permanent effect upon him; he will be able to go on duty in a week or ten days—the injury was caused by some heavy instrument—this iron bar would account for it; a fall would not—I also attended Constable Crouch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-131" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PRESCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A. R.</hi> 72). On 21st December, between ten and eleven, I went to Great Peter Street—I found Coote standing up; he had a black eye; he was in an unconscious state—I asked him what had happened, and he could not tell me—I took him to Rochester Row Police-station, and a surgeon was sent for.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-132" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HAWKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective A</hi>). On the morning of 25th December I saw the prisoner in Peter Street—I said to him, "Here, Johnny, I want you for assaulting two constables on the 21st"—he said, "I know nothing about it; I was in the Haymarket"—I said, "All right; I shall take you to Rochester Row"—I did so, and placed him among several other men, and Crouch identified him—I read the warrant to him, and he said, "I know nothing about it"—he was charged, and then said, "I do not consider a policeman in a baker's shop in plain clothes to be on duty"—I had been in his company from the time of his arrest till he was charged—nothing had been said about a baker's shop, nor was there anything about a baker's shop in the warrant.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LYONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector A</hi>). I was in charge at the station when Lynch was brought in on the morning of the 25th—Crouch identified him directly he saw him—I read the warrant, for assaulting Stanley</p>
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<p>Crouch—he said, "I do not consider a man in a baker's shop on duty"—I said, "Was he in a baker's shop?"—he said, "Yes, I saw him there," and then he added," but I took no part in the disturbance"—he did not say then where he was, but directly he was brought in he said, "I was not in the neighbourhood; I am not the man you want," and then came the observation about the man in the baker's shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not say I saw him in the shop—I said I was told he was there; I know nothing at all about it; I was coming home from work, and the detective said, "Your name is Davis. "I was put with five tall men, and I am a little man, and the constable said, "That is the man."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). I did not address him as Davis—I said, "Here, Johnny"—the warrant was granted on an information as Davis.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-142-18900113 t18900113-142-punishment-19"/>Twenty-five Strokes with the Cat.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-137" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HUNT</persName> </hi>. I live at 49, Johnson Street, St. Pancras—I have lived with the prisoner some time—on 27th December we were keeping up Christmas—we had both been getting drunk for a week previous—we went home together drunk on the 27th; we were alone, and had some words, I don't know about what—I
<hi rend="italic">started</hi> breaking up my home, a struggle took place, and I found myself stabbed on my upper lip—I was taken to the infirmary—it was as much my fault as my mistress's—my lip is well now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 598). I took the prisoner ten minutes after the occurrence, and told her the charge—she said, "Yes, I did it with a knife"—she appeared to have had a little drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-139" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL PALMEA</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y</hi>). I took the charge, and read it over to the prisoner—she said, "Yes, I did it with a black-handled knife, which you will find in the room"—she showed me some marks on her neck where she had been struck—I went to the room, and found this black-handled knife, the only one there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—I was called to a second floor back room in Johnson Street, and found Hunt walking about the room in drink, and bleeding very profusely from a cut on his upper lip, about an inch long, right through the lip—three arteries were severed—I bandaged them up, and he tore it off—he was not violent, but restless; he was sufficiently drunk to be nasty—as the bed and the floor were covered with blood, I sent for an ambulance, and took him to the workhouse, and with the assistance of the surgeon there tied the arteries, but he very nearly died from loss of blood—this knife would inflict the wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It was done in the struggle; he was knocking me about, and we both fell together. I was struggling to get out of his way.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to keep the peace, and to come up for judgment if called upon.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-143" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON HYAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 510, Mile End Road—on December 19th, about 7 p.m., I was in Cemetery Lane, Bow—it is a lonely place; I went down Wellington Road and heard steps behind me; I went to the first lamp, which was alight, and made a full stop, turned round, and saw the prisoner and another man; I had seen them before very often—one of them gave me a blow under my ear with some instrument, which knocked me down—I screamed "Murder!" and "Police!"—one said, "Give him another one," and I got another blow on my head—the prisoner laid on top of me and tore my trousers pocket out, containing a sovereign and two half-crowns, which were safe there five minutes before I left home—they ran away through a passage—I got up, but lost sight of them—I gave information—on the 21st I saw the prisoner with five others outside the Royal Hotel, Mile End Road, and asked a constable to take him; the other sran away—I said, "This is the man who kicked me and punched me on the mouth, and took the money out of my pocket"—he made no reply—I was sober; I should know the other man if I saw him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This did not take much more than two minutes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective K</hi>). On December 21st Hyams pointed out the prisoner to me with others at the Royal Hotel, and said, "That is one of the men who robbed me"—he said, "Oh, sir, it was not me; I am innocent."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "Last Thursday, at 5. 15, I called at Armstrong's, Brook Street, and stayed there till ten minutes to ten. I have witnesses."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-145" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA ARMSTRONG</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 37, Brook Street, Ratcliff—on the Thursday before Christmas Day I was making a pudding for Christmas—prisoner, who I knew, called about 5 p.m., to see my husband, who was away at work—he stayed till a little after ten, and then left, my husband not being back—he stopped there the whole of that time with me and my married daughter, and the lodger.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him two years—he is no relation of mine—a young fellow told me on the Sunday morning that he was locked up, but did not say what he was charged with—I went to the Police-court on the Monday, but was not examined—I was examined on the 27th—I went in after Eliza McKenzie was examined—I was asked on what day the robbery occurred, and said that my husband had a holiday that day, but I made a mistake—we occupy the lower part of the house, and let the rest—the prisoner came into the kitchen on the ground floor—I opened the door to him—my daughter was there, and I called Mrs. Bowden, my lodger, down—the only refreshment the prisoner had there was a pint of ale, which was sent out for—I don't know who went for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He is no relation of mine, but he is a relation of my son's, who is dead—I added to my evidence, "My husband had a holiday that day," but I made a mistake; it was the Thursday after Christmas, not the Thursday before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-146" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA MCKENZIE</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness, and live with her—on the Thursday before Christmas Day, at a little past five o'clock, the prisoner came there and brought a little money to my father, who was out, and he waited for him, and left at ten o'clock, or a little</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was the first witness examined—I said, "I knew it was Thursday father had a holiday from work"—it now appears that my father had not a holiday; it was Boxing Day—I was examined on the Friday after Christmas Day, but he has fourteen days' holiday—when I was at the Police-court I had heard that a policeman had been to my father to find out whether he had a holiday, and then I found out my mistake—the prisoner comes occasionally to see my father; I cannot tell you how often—I am not at home—I happened to be at home that evening, making mother's Christmas pudding—we sat in the kitchen, which is on the ground floor—we had one pint of ale between four people—he left at a little after ten o'clock; I know St. James's clock struck—we have an American dial there, which my husband brought home, and by looking at that I knew at what time the prisoner came; and by my father, because he is so punctual.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My father did not come home that night—I am not always at home when he comes home—when the Magistrate asked me about my father having a holiday I thought that referred to Boxing Day—the pudding was made before Christmas, not afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-147" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BOWDEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, Brook Street—I remember the Thursday before Christmas when my landlady was making a pudding, I was called down about six o'clock and saw the prisoner—my landlady and her daughter were there—I remained downstairs some time; Mr. Armstrong was out—the prisoner left about ten.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On the Sunday Mrs. Armstrong said to me, "You were in the kitchen," and asked me to give evidence at Arbour Square—I went there, but not till the Friday after Christmas; I was then examined—I told the Magistrate about the Christmas pudding—I heard my evidence read over, but did not notice that there was nothing about the Christmas pudding—I go down and help so often that I do not think of little things—I have often sat in the kitchen and had ale.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A young man came on the Sunday afternoon and told the landlady that the prisoner had been taken in custody, and when I heard that I remembered that he had been there on the Thursday before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-144-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. †—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-144-18900113 t18900113-144-punishment-22"/>Twenty-five Strokes with the Cat.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> stopping
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<hi rend="italic">Third Count,</hi> stopping the mail with intent to search.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. C. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">took objection to the indictment as containing three distinct felonies. After consulting the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the Second and Third Counts were merely variations of the same charge, but that the First Count charged a distinct felony, and the prosecution must, therefore, elect whether they would proceed on the First or on the Second and Third Counts.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">elected to proceed on the Second and Third Counts.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 549). On 23rd December last I was employed as an auxiliary postman, attached to the N. W. District post office—I was dressed in plain clothes with an armlet on my right arm—on that evening I collected the letters from the Euston Road pillar-box, the Midland Station pillar and bracket boxes, the Phœnix Street Receiving-house, and the Charrington Street pillar-box—at Phœnix Street I had a registered letter and some foreign letters given me; those were in this green bag, and in this sack I had ninety-one letters; the bag and sack were tied together and over my shoulder, the green bag hanging in front, and the sack behind—I was going along Crowndale Road about ten minutes past five in the direction of the N. W. district office, Abbershot Road—I saw the prisoner and another man walking arm and arm—when I got level with them I stepped on to the edge of the pavement to allow them to pass—Smith butted me in the stomach with his head and sent me sprawling in the road—I did not let go of my bags—I jumped up on the pavement and told him that I was a postman, and that these were mail bags, and that they had better let me alone—Latridge at once dodged his head between my legs and tripped me up again, and we seized one another and struggled together in the roadway up and down several times; he got hold of the bags, trying to take them away—while we were so struggling Smith was trying to get Latridge away from me—Latridge tripped me up again, and we both fell and struggled together on the ground—Latridge got, for a second or two, the bags away from me, while we were on the ground, and Smith and the other man stood over us, and Smith struck me across the head with his belt, and the other man kicked me about the legs—I got up again, and shouted "Police," still struggling—Sergeant Ellerby came up in plain clothes, and I said, "Sergeant, these men have assaulted me, and they are trying to take these bags away"—the sergeant at once seized hold of Latridge, and I seized hold of Smith, and we took them to the station, where they were charged—this is Latridge's belt, and this is Smith's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have recovered now—when I first saw the prisoners and the other man they were coming towards me—it was getting dark, and a little foggy—my armlet was not very visible—the three men as they came towards me were arm-in-arm—they were not shouting or singing, but they were talking rather noisily—I heard them 20 yards off—I stepped to the edge of the pavement to allow them to pass, because there is just room enough for four level, not so much on account of their noisy conduct—I took no notice of them at the time—they were arm-in-arm, and took up nearly the whole of the pavement—I had a regular up and down struggle in the middle of the road with Latridge, the other two men assisting him and assaulting me—at the time he got the bags away from me for a second or two the other two were standing over me—I and the sergeant and the other constable who came up were all in plain clothes—the prisoners had been drinking.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> After I had been butted in the stomach the first time I told them I was in the Post-office employment and carrying the bags.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-153" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ELLERBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant Y</hi> 63). On 23rd December, about a quarter past five, I was passing through Crowndale Road, St. Pancras, in plain clothes—I heard a cry of "Police!" and saw the two prisoners with another man—Latridge had hold of the letter bag, or bags, and was trying to get them from Lancey—I knew Lancey after having a good look at him; he was covered with mud, his face and hair, from rolling in the mud—I said, "Is that Lancey?"—he said, "Yes, these men are trying to get the letter bags from me"—I said, "Hold on, this is a postman, and these are letter bags"—the man not in custody was about to strike Lancey from behind—I knocked him down, and saw no more of him—I went to Lancey's assistance, and took hold of Latridge—he became violent, and struck me several times in the face, and I called on Moore for assistance—Smith was standing behind with the third man striking at Lancey—Lancey is in my division; I should say he has been in the Force seven or eight years; he was at this station before I was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Moore was with me when I came up—he is an old man, and his eyesight may not be so good as mine—he was pensioned, and not in the Force at this time—the Post Office authorities were represented at the Police-court at the first hearing—I made no written report to anyone—the charge on the charge-sheet was for assaulting the constable and me, and a charge in connection with letter-bags as well, attempting to steal them, I believe—the charge-sheet is not here—I think the charge first preferred against the prisoners was assaulting Lancey, and attempting to steal two letter-bags—I have given evidence in Court before—I said at the Police-court, as I have said here, that at the time I came up I saw that Latridge had hold of the letter-bags, and I thought he was trying to get them away; he did not do so—I have sworn before to-day that Latridge was trying to get them away. (
<hi rend="italic">It appeared from the depositions that the witness had not so stated at the Police-court</hi>)—at the station the prisoners simply gave their names and addresses, and what they were—they were detained all night, as far as I know—I believe their mother came next day, and made inquiries about her sons—we are supposed to make ourselves acquainted with descriptions of criminals wanted, published in the
<hi rend="italic">Hue and Cry</hi> every day—I do not know how the name and address of the third man came into the
<hi rend="italic">Hue and Cry</hi>—I won't swear it was from information given by Mrs. Latridge—I saw her at the station the next day—no one gave the name and address of the other man—she gave the name of a man, but no address—I cannot say what that man was—if we had known him we should have gone after him, but we had no description or address, nothing to go by—one of the prisoners gave a false address—Latridge gave the address, 95, Drummond Street, and said he was a coal-porter—no one is here from there, I believe—Smith said he lived at 13, Leicester Place, Leicester Square—I did not take that down at the time; I did some time after I was at the Police-court. (
<hi rend="italic">It appeared from the depositions that the witness said at the Police-court the address was</hi> 3,
<hi rend="italic">Leicester Place</hi>)—I did not call at 3 nor at 13, Leicester Place—Lancey told me it was 3, Leicester Place—Smith might have told me it was 13 or 3, but he actually lives at 3, Lancaster Place, Munster Square—I cannot actually say whether the address given was 3 or 13, Leicester Square—I was assaulted myself; I</p>
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<p>was not laid up on the sick-list through it—I received no injuries—Lancey and Latridge were standing on the pavement when I came up, and the other two men were behind them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have ascertained where the two prisoners live together.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-154" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a pensioned police sergeant, and live at 20, Brick Road, Upper Holloway—at a quarter past five on the evening of 23rd December, I was with Ellerby in the Crowndale Road—I heard shouts of "Police!" and ran up and saw Smith had hold of Lancey—I pulled him off and held him—at the same time I picked up a brown felt hat from the road and put it on Smith's head—I said, "What are you doing?"—he said, "Who are you? what has it to do with you?"—I made no reply, but held him—he took the hat off and said, "That is my hat"—Ellerby was struggling with Latridge, who became very violent and struck Ellerby—Ellerby asked me to go to his assistance; Lancey seized Smith—I caught Latridge's right arm and held on by it, and assisted Ellerby; and Latridge said he would not go any further until he had dressed himself—he buttoned up his waistcoat and put a belt, which I cannot identify, round his waist—Ellerby and Latridge had the bags between them, struggling with them, when I came up, I was busy with Smith—Latridge and Ellerby were holding the bags in their hands, puling them—Latridge went quietly to the station—I was over thirty years in the police force—I am fifty years old next birthday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoners had evidently been drinking.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-155" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HODDY</persName> </hi>. I am acting-inspector of the North-Western District Post-office—on 23rd December Lancey was on duty as an auxiliary postman, and it was his duty to make the 4.40 collection from Phoenix Street and various pillar-boxes in the district, and take it to the Northwestern Office—these two bags were supplied to him, the green for registered and foreign letters, and the other for ordinary letters—these bags were brought to me in the office at a quarter to six on that evening, from Somers Town Police-station—the green bag contained one registered and seven foreign letters, and the canvas bag 91 ordinary letters—I saw Lancey at half-past six.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was 99 letters in all—there would be some correspondence as well as Christmas cards, and there may have been Christmas presents going by ordinary letters, as well as by parcels post.—part of the neighbourhood where Lancey collected is very poor—the only valuable boxes he would collect would be those at the Midland—this was Laneey's first day of employment—he started at 12 o'clock—there are printed notices on the boxes when they would be cleared, those hours are adhered to.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Some orders and cheques are sent by parcels post, I believe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-156" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ELLERBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>). I ascertained from their mother that both prisoners are married; that they had been at work in the morning, and gone to a funeral in the afternoon—I said that at the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters from several witnesses.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-145-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE LATRIDGE</hi> </persName> and
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<interp inst="t18900113-146-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to an
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<interp inst="t18900113-146-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>assault on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900113-146-offence-1 t18900113-name-159"/>Charles Lancey</persName>, occasioning him actual bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-146-18900113 t18900113-146-punishment-23"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-147-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>Feloniously uttering a cheque for £60, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900113-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900113-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-161" type="given" value="EDWARD BASIL"/>EDWARD BASIL DENTON</persName> </hi>. I am a stockbroker, of 11 and 12, Clement's Lane—the prisoner was my clerk, and was under notice to leave—I last saw him on Tuesday, October 8th; he did not come back—I found my pass-book in my desk, and looked through it on the 11th, and saw an entry of £60 to my debit—I then went to my bank, and saw the sub-manager, and obtained the number of a cheque, and found that two cheques and their counterfoils had been removed from my cheque-book—there are two cheques on a page, and one page between 20,124 and 20,127 was gone—I had not torn them out, or given anyone authority to do so; nor did I sign either of the cheques which was torn out, or give them to anybody to sign; I do not sign cheques in blank—there are only three persons in my office with myself—the cheque-book was on my desk during business hours, and the prisoner could get access to it—this £50 note is endorsed "A. E. Kirke, 13, Size Lane," in the prisoner's writing—I did not give him this cheque—I lent him £15 to save his furniture from being sold, and he gave me an I O U for it, which I cannot find—that was not a portion of a larger sum to be lent—I did not make him a promise to lend him a little money.; I said I could not afford it—I have never been paid the £15—I heard the prisoner cross-examine George Pennell at the Mansion House, and the prisoner said, "I did cash that cheque there."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have one cheque-book in the office, and one at home, which my wife and servants have access to, but they only represented one account at the bank—I always have my cheques returned; they are never filled in by anybody else—I sometimes left my office cheque-book on my desk for ten minutes or a quarter of an hour and went out, leaving you and Kempson there—you were with me from July to October—the office was never left to my knowledge—you said that you wrote for a paper called
<hi rend="italic">Money,</hi> but it was not understood that you were to have a few hours every day to yourself; you were to do my work—I paid you £1 1s. a week—I heard that you were often out—I usually came at 10. 20 a.m., opened my letters, and went to Throgmorton Street to Messrs. Raine, and to Phillips and Gill's, but not for the whole—the key was left with the housekeeper at night, and I asked him for it in the morning—I am not a partner, in Rayne and Co.—only you and Kempson had power to obtain blank cheques—Rayne and Co. have a telegraph to John Shaw—I never had a partner, and if you say that you have seen a letter saying that my partner robbed me, you tell a lie—I have never torn counterfoils out of my cheque-book—I see that the counterfoil of cheque 20,129 is torn out—this is the first time I have noticed that—the cheque answering to it has not been presented to my</p>
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<p>knowledge, and I have not stopped it—you would know exactly how much I had in the bank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not draw a cheque for £60 from my private account that day—this £5 note has on it, "A. E. Kirke, 13, Size Lane," in the prisoner's writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-162" type="surname" value="PENNELL"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-162" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PENNELL</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the City Bank, Queen Victoria Street—on 8th October I paid a cheque for £60, No. 20,146, purporting to be signed by Mr. Denton, with a £50 note 21,314, and two £5 notes, 97,586 and 87—I cannot remember the person—the cheque would be put in the pocket of the pass-book in the ordinary course, and returned to the customer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Denton fills in the body as well as the signature—I know his writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900113-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900113-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-163" type="surname" value="KEMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-163" type="given" value="LEIGH"/>LEIGH KEMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Denton's clerk—the prisoner has been a clerk there about three months—this original telegram is in his writing: "Received at the office 11.40, handed in at Cannon Street office 11.48, lock up, please meet me at Cannon Street Station,
<hi rend="smallCaps">KIRKE</hi>"—I received a copy of that, and went to Cannon Street Station about twelve o'clock and met the prisoner—he asked me to go to the City Bank and get Mr. Denton's pass-book—he went with me but did not go in—I went in and asked one of the clerks for the pass-book, and got it, and gave it to the prisoner outside without opening it; he put it in his pocket and we both walked back, not quite to Cannon Street Station—there is a fruit-shop close by, and he gave me fourpence to buy some nuts, which I did, and gave them to him, and he made me a present of them—I was about two minutes in the fruiterer's shop, and could not see him when I was in the shop—he gave the pass-book to me at the corner of King William Street, and then got on an omnibus—I took the pass-book to the office, and put it in a drawer—I never took anything out of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the Mansion House, "I received a telegram on Thursday; I went to Cannon Street about three p.m. "; that was a mistake as to the time—when I was cross-examined upon it I said that the telegram came about 2.20—I believe I said, "I am sure as to the time"—I can't tell how I came to make that mistake—I have a watch, and there are plenty of clocks in Cannon Street—I found out that I had made a mistake when I saw the inspector of the tape machine—I have very often gone into that fruiterer's—I never worked for you in my spare hours.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900113-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900113-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-164" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-164" type="given" value="LEONARD CLARENCE"/>LEONARD CLARENCE BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am an official of the Bank of England—I produce £50 note 21,314 and two £5 notes—I changed the £50 note for gold; there was a name and address on the back of it, the same as is on one of the £5 notes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The £5 note with your name on it was paid in on 14th October, 1889, by the London and County Bank, to their credit with us—I don't know who they cashed it for.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900113-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900113-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-165" type="surname" value="FITCH"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-165" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY FITCH</persName> </hi>. I am a junior clerk at the Queen Victoria Street branch of the City Bank—it is part of my duty to enter in customers' pass-books the paid cheques from the cheques themselves—I made up Mr. Denton's pass-book on October 9th, and put into it all the cheques which had been cashed; that was the usual custom—the debit of £60 in this pass-book is my writing; I entered it from a cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not make up the credit side.</p>
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<persName id="t18900113-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900113-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-166" type="surname" value="PENNELL"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-166" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PENNELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the Prisoner</hi>). If Kempson paid in a cheque for £40 odd at a few minutes before four o'clock, it would appear in the pass-book on the same day, and before it was cleared; we should debit it again if it was not paid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN FLEUSTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi>). I was at the station when the prisoner was searched—seventeen keys were found on him, one of which fits Mr. Denton's drawer, where his cheque-book was kept.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Some of the drawers were locked, and some not—this is the only key which undid the lock, and it seems a new one; it has an indiarubber ring on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900113-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900113-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-168" type="surname" value="AUSTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-168" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES AUSTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I received information, and on 12th October found the prisoner walking across Hackney Downs with his wife—I told him I was a police officer from the City, and should arrest him on a charge of forgery—he said, "What is it?"—I said, "Forging and utter
<lb/>ing a cheque for £60 on the City Bank"—he said, "I don't understand it; I am not guilty of anything of the sort"—I took him to the station; he was searched, and about £13 was found on him, mostly in gold—while the charge was being taken he said, "I can see through it all now; this is a
<hi rend="italic">plant</hi> for me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that Mr. Denton promised him a cheque to get him out of trouble with a syndicate, and to take charge of that department and take an office. That a prospectus was drawn up, and the cheque was brought to him with the word "order</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">crossed out and</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">bearer</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">inserted, with Mr. Denton's initials and a message from him; and believing it came from him he went to the bank with it himself, and cashed it openly, which he should not have done if he wanted to hide anything, and would also have asked for small notes, and would hare put a false name and address on the notes instead of his own; that Mr. Denton had repeatedly promised him this money, and when it. came he was not surprised to receive it, and that Kempton's evidence was all false. He called the following witnesses:</hi></p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM DAVID"/>WILLIAM DAVID BARNES</persName> </hi>. I am lodge-keeper at 13, Size Lane—the prisoner lodged there, and left some time last year because he could not pay his rent; but his letters continued to be left there, and he called for them once or twice a week—an inventory was made of his furniture—I do not know Mr. Denton—he has not called to see me, or spoken to me about the forged cheque.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900113-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900113-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-170" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SCHARTAN</persName> </hi> I am an addressing contractor for envelopes—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my writing; I wrote it on October 10th, in answer to one I had that morning, dated the 9th, from the prisoner, asking me to meet him at Cannon Street Station—I answered it, saying that I was unable to meet him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900113-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900113-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-171" type="surname" value="DENNIS"/>
<interp inst="t18900113-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DENNIS</persName> </hi>. This letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my writing: "Please kindly meet me at the corner of Walbrook, at twelve on Thursday next"—I was in the habit of meeting the prisoner at Walbrook, and sometimes at Size Lane, and doing business together—I have cot the letter you wrote to me, and the envelope as well—we met at Walbrook about twelve o'clock, and went to Cannon Street Station—you said you had another appointment—I waited there with you probably fifteen minutes, and you said you felt very ill, and should go home—we then went up Walbrook to the Mansion House, where you said, "There is my omnibus," and jumped on the footboard of an omnibus going to Broad Street—that was Thursday, October 10th.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is a letter I received from the prisoner; it is dated October 5th—it states, "I have postponed going for a week"—that means going out of town—I replied to that on the 8th, Tuesday, I think—it was the 10th when I met the prisoner—he did not tell me that he had made the other appointment by telegram—I have some doubts whether this original telegram is the prisoner's writing—this letter has no envelope—I wrote that on the 8th, at 23, Margaret Street—Dennis is ray right name; I never went by any other name—I was never known as Mr. Cass, or any name like it—I. never heard it before to-day—I saw the prisoner yesterday; he is only a friend in business—I am the person who served Mr. Denton with notice to produce, the prisoner asked me to do it—no one else saw me at Cannon Street station at twelve o'clock—I did not ask the prisoner with whom the appointment was—I know that he called witnesses at the Police-court to prove an
<hi rend="italic">alibi,</hi> but I was not one of them—I was with him about half an hour—he did not go to my office in Margaret Street to see me, because it would be out of his way and mine too—I addressed the envelope to his private house, 39, Mayole Road, Clapton—I was to see him to obtain some lists of the company's shareholders—I got them—I have used them—they were not dated—I first heard that the prisoner was being charged after he went to the Mansion House—we afterwards met by appointment and exchanged lists of company's shareholders—I gave him 5s. per thousand, about fifteen five shillings, and took a receipt which I have not got here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I should not want to go to Margaret Street when you asked me to meet you at Moorgate Street—I have done business with you for three years—I did not know you were working for Mr. Denton—I went with you to Cannon Street, because you expected someone to meet you, and you said, "I shan't stay any longer, it does not seem as if he would come"—I gave you about 5,000 names that morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. B. DENTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I found my pass-book returned to my office on Friday, the 11th, the very day I went to the bank.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-172" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CHURCH</persName> </hi>. My mother and I reside in unfurnished lodgings with the prisoner—he does not board with us—on Monday, the 14th, my mother told me that he was arrested—I recollect a stranger coming to ask if I could recollect what time Mr. Kempe went out—he said he came from Mrs. Kempe—I gave him an answer—on Thursday, October 10th, I was at Mr. Watherton's, a butcher's, where I work, and saw the prisoner get off an omnibus about 1. 7—I did not often see him, and very rarely spoke to him—the omnibus came from Oxford Street—he met his little boy at the corner, and went towards his house—the omnibus would take about half an hour to get to the Bank—I swear that it was Thursday, October 10th.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on account of the temptation.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</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> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> We were in the middle of the road when the constable came up—I was not holding you; I saw you could not get away—it was not two minutes before the constable came up, he came up almost immediately after I took the chain from your hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-176" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am cellarman at the Cannon public house, Cannon Street—I was standing outside that public-house on 5th January, about nine p.m.—I noticed Mr. Richards passing me, and the prisoner coming in an opposite direction—the prisoner ran across from Cannon Street Station, and took hold of the prosecutor's coat and twisted it, and took the chain from his waistcoat and ran away—the prosecutor ran after him and caught him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor caught you outside Hudson's, only across the road—you gave the chain back to him—I saw you before that happened, standing at the side of the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 649). About 9 o'clock on 5th January I went up to a small crowd in Cannon Street and saw the prosecutor and the prisoner in the middle of the road—no one was holding the prisoner—some one said "There is a watch-chain stolen, there is the man—I went to the prisoner—the prosecutor said, "He has stolen my chain, and I have taken it from his hand"—the prosecutor said he would charge him—I told the prisoner the charge, he made no answer, but turned and walked with me to the station, where with difficulty we obtained his name—he gave no address—he made no answer to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate,</hi> "I am insane, I cannot help it; voices have tempted me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said he did not know if he did it or not, that he was not in his right state of mind.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Dr. Gilbert said he had seen the prisoner, and had known him for a long time, and did not think he was insane.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fourteen previous convictions were proved against him. Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900113-150-offence-1 t18900113-name-182"/>Elizabeth Mary Ann Peters</persName>, a girl under thirteen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, January</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-151-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="murder"/>, Unlawfully and wickedly soliciting certain persons unknown to murder
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. FORREST FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PARTRIDGE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 558). On Sunday, 22nd December, in the course of my duty, I attended, in plain clothes, a meeting of gas stokers on strike, in Hyde Park—it was a meeting organised in the usual way, with a number of processions, banners, and bands—they arrived in Hyde Park about twelve o'clock—there were six different platforms, at five of which speeches were made—I directed my attention to platform No. 4, at which a man named McCarthy was chairman—I saw the prisoner with others on the platform—there was an opening speech by the chairman, and then a resolution was moved; I took it down in shorthand, which I transcribed—this is it, "That this meeting condemns the endeavours of the South Metropolitan Gas Company," etc.—that was. seconded by the prisoner in a discursive speech—I took down a part of it in shorthand—the speech lasted about a quarter of an hour—this is what he said. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness read his shorthand note, in which the following passage occurred</hi>)—"Mr. Livesey has got £40,000; remember that he got it out of the working men; I say it is a standing disgrace that he should be allowed to draw it out of you the sooner he is got rid of the better. I say that he has no right to live, and a man would be a hero that went to-night and murdered him"—(Cheers, and cries of "No")—after that McCarthy said something—I made a report to my superiors of what had occurred—on 27th December I was present with Inspector Greet when he arrested the prisoner on a warrant—he made a statement to the inspector, which he took down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not a skilled shorthand writer; I could not take Mr. Poland's speech—the prisoner is not a particularly quick speaker; I do not pretend to take a
<hi rend="italic">verbatim</hi> report; I can take sentences; I would not swear I may not have left out something—at one time from 1,500 to 1,600 persons were standing around No. 4 Platform; I can't say how many there were at the time the prisoner spoke; I was busy—the platforms were on vans, I stood at the tail of the van writing in this book—I went through my notes afterwards, and may have corrected one or two errors.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-186" type="given" value="ROBERT GEORGE"/>ROBERT GEORGE EMERY</persName> </hi>. I am a reporter on the staff of the
<hi rend="italic">Morning Post—</hi> I attended this meeting in Hyde Park on 22nd December—my attention was drawn to No. 4 platform; among others I heard the prisoner speak—I took down three sentences of his speech
<hi rend="italic">verbatim</hi>—I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was there for the purpose of attending all the platforms at which speeches were made—they were all speaking at once, but it was such a small meeting you could hear all the orators if you stood in the middle—it was not my intention to take the speeches, only anything that struck my attention—I went to No. 4 platform because I heard Tillett speaking—I did not take the whole of prisoners speech—I listened for ten minutes, but only took these sentences—I took them because they struck me as being worth giving in the newspaper—I did not hear him say anything about Brazil—I can't swear he did not—I listened to the greater portion of his speech—I never heard Brazil mentioned—he said that such tyranny would not be tolerated in any other country—I was subpœnaed by the Treasury to give evidence at Bow Street—I reported those paragraphs' in the
<hi rend="italic">Morning Post</hi>—I don't think there was any article on it, or any notice—several speakers referred to Mr. Livesey and £40,000—I can't say whether this man did particularly.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector A</hi>). On 27th December I received a warrant against Weir from Bow Street Police-court for threatening—I went to the office of the London Society of Compositors, Racquet Court, Fleet Street, where I saw the prisoner—I said, "I am an inspector of police; I believe your name is Weir, and that you delivered a speech in Hyde Park on Sunday, 22nd"—he said, "I did speak in Hyde Park"—I said, "I hold a warrant for your arrest"—I read it to him—he said, "That is not true, I was speaking of the £40,000 that had been accumulated by the men that he was fighting them with to-day; I said that the Emperor of Brazil had been turned out for no reason whatever compared to what Mr. Livesey had done, and that if he had been living in Brazil he would not have been allowed to live twenty-four hours; I was not referring to this country at all, and had no intention to refer to this country; I had no intention of being there; I was with a friend at Hammersmith, and was invited by some person in the Park to second the resolution; I have spoken at heaps of meetings; I should not be so foolish as to ask for a man to be murdered"—I wrote that down at the time, in his presence, with the exception of the words, "It is not true"—I conveyed him to the station, where he was charged—he said, "It is not true," and asked for bail—I searched him, and found a card of membership of the London Society of Compositors, No. 342, and a copy of the resolution.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-188" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LIVESEY</persName> </hi>. I am chairman of the directors of the South Metropolitan Gas Company—a short time back about 2,000 gas stokers gave</p>
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<p>notice and left the company's service—I was subpœnaed to attend at Bow Street—I believe I am the person referred to as George Livesey—the £40,000 is the assurance fund which we are allowed to accumulate by Act of Parliament from the consumers, not from the working men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took no action in this matter, which was initiated by the Treasury.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have suffered no inconvenience from the speech, and I was under no fear whatever.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that he could not deny the prisoner had spoken most intemperately, and he was willing to leave the matter in the hands of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner said that he had regretted his speech ever since he made it.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900113-151-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900113-152-offence-1 t18900113-name-190"/>Louisa Durbridge</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900113-152-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, January</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-153-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>Unlawfully obtaining by false pretences, with intent to defraud, from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900113-153-offence-1 t18900113-name-192"/>Samuel Weiner</persName>, a sapphire and diamond bracelet and other articles.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts,</hi> charging, that being entrusted as agent for the sale of jewellery, he unlawfully pawned the same for his own use.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on behalf of the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Saturday, January</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Brockett and Gunner.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-154-18900113 t18900113-154-punishment-30"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ESSEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-201" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE HARVEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 70, Vincent Street, Canning Town—on January 6th, at 8 p.m., I was at the Liliput Arms—the prisoner came in with her mother and two or three other women—I said, "Good evening," as I had known her four years—she kept looking towards me, and laughed as she usually did—she had a child which she danced before me—I said, "It is a nice little child, but rather delicate"—I then went on conversing with Mrs. Richards, and the prisoner came towards me and made a blow on my face, and blood flowed—there were two cuts, one on my forehead and one on my nose, but I only recollect one blow—I became insensible, and was taken to the hospital—I was sober—I did not strike the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had had a share of two half quarterns of rum—I did not say to the prisoner, "You are a b—y stinking liar"—we did not both take off our bonnets and start to fight; the prisoner never wears a bonnet or shawl—I do not wear a bonnet, and I did not take off my shawl—all this occurred in hardly two minutes—I have had fifteen months for wounding, but I was innocent—I have been fined for being drunk—I have been an unfortunate girl.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-202" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Liliput Arms—on 6th January I was serving at the bar—the prisoner had a baby on the counter, and called for a cake for it, and said to the prosecutrix, "This is the only one I have '—the prosecutrix said, "You are a b—y stinking liar"—they both took their shawls off, and started to fight—the fighting and conversation did not last three minutes, and when they both got up from the ground the prosecutrix was bleeding from her face, and had five or six wounds on her arms—I stopped the bleeding, because we could not get a doctor, and sent her to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was peaceful and quiet enough—the scrimmage did not last three minutes—there was a glass on the ground—I saw nothing in the prisoner's hands.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 69). I was called, and saw the prosecutrix bleeding from her face, and took her to the hospital.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900113-name-204" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK CORNERS</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon of Poplar Hospital—on 6th January, at half-past eight, the prosecutrix was brought in with four incised wounds: one on her left forearm, one on the upper arm, two on her forehead, and two on her face, by the side of her nose—the one on her forehead was deep, and went all across; and the one on her forearm was down to the muscle—all the others were skin wounds—we had no bed, and I sent her to the London Hospital—the wounds were inflicted with some sharp-edged instrument—a piece of glass would not account for them—they must have been done with something which was used as a weapon—it may have been a knife, or any sharp instrument—there were no pieces of glass in the wounds, and no scratches.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should not like to swear it was not done with glass—I do not know that glass was found on the floor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On 6th January, about 10 p.m., I went to the Liliput Arms, and found some broken glass, with blood on it, and this tumbler (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I told the prisoner she would be charged with unlawfully wounding the prosecutrix—she said, "All right, old man, let me get up and dress"—I took her to the station—she made no reply to the charge—nothing was found on her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined,</hi> She was sober—the glass appeared to have been trampled on on the floor—she was not cut.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROGERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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