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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, March 3rd, 1890, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-1" type="given" value="HENRY AARON"/>HENRY AARON ISAACS</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Right Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD COLERIDGE</hi>, Lord Chief Justice of England; Sir
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-7" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-8" 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="t18900303-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ISAACS, MAYOR. FIFTH 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> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. FILLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">R. HARINGTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for John Walton, and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-18" type="given" value="ALFRED WILLIAM"/>ALFRED WILLIAM CARPENTER</persName> </hi>. I am a banker, carrying on business at the Charing Cross Bank in Bedford Street, Strand—in October, 1884, the female prisoner called on me—she gave the name of Miss Annie Walton—she said she wanted to borrow £800 on two freehold houses at New Brighton, in Cheshire, which were left to her by her uncle—I told her if the security was sufficiently valuable I should be pleased to do it—after surveying the property I sent her to my solicitors, Messers. Taylor and Sons, to finish the matter—in consequence of their report I advanced the prisoner £800—I sent them the £800 to give to the prisoner on 8th January—on 1st July, 1885, I again saw the prisoner, and made her a further advance of £100, and on 22nd February, 1886, another sum of £200—I know her signature—this is the mortgage deed, and in the three instances she signed the name of Annie Walton—I advanced the money on the strength that she was the Annie Walton entitled to this property—proceedings were first taken against me by the real Annie Walton in May, 1888—judgment was given against me, and I was ordered by the Court of Chancery to give up the title deeds in, my possession—I have never received a penny of the £1,100; it has all gone</p>
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<p>—when the prisoner called on me she brought certain deeds relating to this property—they have been given up to Annie Walton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. It was in January, 1885, that the £800 was got—I don't know what became of it—I don't know that £500 went to pay off a mortgage on a reversion; she told me she wanted it to-put into a pawnbroker's business at Liverpool—with about £150 of it she opened an account at the Charing Cross Bank, of which I am a proprietor—in June, 1886, the half-year's interest was not paid, and we pressed for it—I did not hear that the deed was not signed by Annie Walton till the end of 1887, about the 1st or 2nd October, when Annie Walton called on me with Mr. Potter, and said that the deeds in my possession were forgeries—Mr. Potter said that she was desirous of executing a proper mortgage to replace the £1,100—I do not recollect Mr. Potter saying that she had authorised Emily to raise the money; she did execute another mortgage—she said something in an off-hand manner about wanting to get her out of the difficulty—when the half-year's interest became due in April, 1888, I applied to her first, and she could not pay—there was a good deal of negotiation to try and raise money on this as well as some other property; they could not raise sufficient—she then consulted Messers. Miller and Miller, solicitors, and instituted a suit in Chancery to set aside the deed which she had signed in my presence—I did not know Miller and Miller; I did not like it, and I defended the action before Mr. Justice Kekewich in May, 1889; he set the deed aside—I was not satisfied with his judgment, and I appealed to the Court of Appeal; that Court upheld his decision—I afterwards took proceedings against the prisoner Emily—I do not think that Annie has treated me well in this matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I heard Mr. Justice Kekewich's judgment—he held that no consideration was given for the deed—when the female prisoner called on me she did not state that her name was Emily, and that she was acting on behalf of Annie.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-19" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE WALTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, Overstein Road, Wandsworth—the male prisoner is my brother; the female prisoner is my sister-in-law—my uncle died in 1883—under his will I became entitled to certain property, consisting of the house 14, Overstein Road, and two houses at New Brighton, known as Belmont Villas—the title deeds of those three houses and the probate of the will came into my possession on the death of my uncle—I gave them to my sister-in-law—my brother was living with her at Liverpool—he took the deeds there with him in 1883—I consented for him to take them—I next saw them in 1884—he sent them by post from Liverpool; I wrote to him—I had them in the house in April, 1884, and my sister-in-law came over for them; they had come from Liverpool to live in Louvain Road, close to me—she said, "Annie, will you let John look at the deeds?" and of course I gave them to her—during 1884, '85, '86, and '87 I asked many times what had become of the deeds; I wrote both to my brother and sister-in-law to return them—I saw my brother about them many times, and he kept saying they were quite safe with him; I think that was year after year from 1884 up to the time of the discovery of the forgery—it was on 31st July, 1887, that I first knew of their being mortgaged to Mr. Carpenter—I never authorised my sister-in-law to raise money on them, or to pay off a debt or mortgage of mine; there is no truth whatever in that suggestion—in July or August I discovered</p>
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<p>something was wrong about the New Brighton deeds; I received a letter from Miss Hall, one of my tenants—the female prisoner saw it, and read it; this is the letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated</hi>, "Mother is very anxious to know who she is to pay the rent to; Mr. Carpenter said in his letter we were to pay him, and if we paid anyone else he should expect it again")—I showed that to Emily, and she said, "Take no notice of it; it is a mistake"—I was satisfied with that—I asked her for the deeds, and she said they were quite safe in the house—that was the first time I heard of Mr. Carpenter—I wrote to John about it after that; I have not got his answer—I did not go to see him; he was at Liverpool at that time—I spoke to him about these forgeries on his return from Liverpool; I can't say the exact date; I think it was the beginning of August, 1687, and he said he thought he should have died of it, and that he knew nothing about it; he seemed greatly grieved about it—I know Emily's handwriting—the three endorsements, "Annie Walton," on this deed are not my writing—I never authorised any person to sign it; it is my sister-in-laws writing; I never authorised her to write my name there; I have never received a penny of the money—when they were living at 13, Louvain Road I did not visit them very often—I had an opportunity of seeing the way in which they lived; they lived very well—I don't know what my brother's occupation was; I don't think he has been doing anything for years; from 1884 to 1887 I don't think he was in any occupation—Mary Farrell is in my service—between 1885 and 1887 I frequently sent her to my brother's—I do not remember her being present when there was a conversation with my brother about the deeds—I brought an action against Mr. Carpenter, and recovered my deeds—I saw him in 1887—I did not want to execute a mortgage, it was only to allow them six months to replace the money—I went to Mr. Carpenter at the time the forgery was discovered, when some trouble began—the proposition was made that we should give them six months to replace the money—I was not willing to replace the £600—the prisoners were not authorised by me to raise money on these title-deeds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. It was proposed that six months should be allowed to raise the money, and on that I executed the mortgage afterwards set aside—Mr. Carpenter agreed to that for the six months—in 1884, before this was discovered, I was very friendly with Emily, they had just come to live in Louvain Road then-when this legacy was carried to probate John Walton took my deeds, and got it carried through—he employed Mr. Rudd, a solicitor, of Liverpool, to do it; I never saw Mr. Rudd's bill—he returned me all my deeds—they were living at Liverpool then—Emily and Mrs. Smith, her sister, were staying at Louvain Road on a visit—they were not staying with me—I don't think Mrs. Smith was up in 1884—I received no letter from Somerset House in July, 1884—I received no intimation at all that succession duty had to be paid—I never in the presence of Mrs. Smith asked Emily to come to Somerset House; she did not go to Somerset House, come back, and tell me I had better consult a solicitor; I never heard anything about it—I never gave her my deeds to take to the solicitor to see after the succession duty—I did hand over the deeds to Emily at about that time—she said she wanted them for my brother to look at to refer to some tenant or something—I did not hand them to pass to Mr. Gillaume about the succession duty—I understood my brother had paid the succession duty before he handed</p>
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<p>the deeds over to me; I put every confidence in him to do everything—I always expected he had paid it—I did not give the deeds for Mr. Gillaume to be consulted; I never heard the name before—I have heard Mr. Nettleton's name; I don't know him personally—I did not ask John to see Mr. Nettleton—Mr. Nettleton did not refer him to Mr. Gillaume—in 1884 £250 was raised, through Mr. Gillaume, on the deeds of the Overstein Road property; I had one house there and two houses at New Brighton—I did not know the £250 was raised on the Overstein Road property till Mr. Nettleton's clerk called and asked me if I knew Mr. Nettleton, and I said, "Not personally"—he asked me if I knew there was a loan on the house, and he mentioned Mr. Gillaume's name—I arranged to go next morning—my sister-in-law was with me at the time—I heard then, for the first time, that my sister-in-law had forged my name to this property at Overstein Road; I did not know it at the time—it was not for me to pay this money to Mr. Gillaume; I had not received it—I afterwards arranged another mortgage with Messers. Nutt and Savory, and signed a deed mortgaging the property to pay off Mr. Gillaume; that was when my sister-in-law came over, frightened, and begged of me to forgive her—I forgave her, and made myself answerable for the Overstein Road property—I executed another mortgage to pay off Mr. Gillaume, although I never authorised my sister-in-law to raise the money—I went with Mrs. Inwood and Mr. Potter to sign this mortgage deed—I will swear I did not turn to Mrs. Inwood and say, "Will you sign for me, Mrs. Inwood?"—I don't remember it—I don't remember Mr. Potter turning to me and saying, "No, Annie; you must sign for yourself"—I signed it myself—Mr. Potter was a great friend of our family—I don't know that Emily was entitled to one-seventh of £12,000; she told me they had a reversion, but I did not inquire what it was—Mrs. Walton, Mrs. Inwood, and Mrs. Ward are sisters, and they told me they had a reversion—I did not know the sum, but I heard it was a large one—Emily told me she had £400 a year—I did not know there was a mortgage of between £400 and £500 on the reversion to Mr. Rogerson—she did not ask me to raise and lend this money, as Rogerson was trying to foreclose the reversion, and she would lose it—the did not tell me that she had raised this £800 and paid Rogerson out of it, and left £150 in the Charing Cross Bank—I received no cheques from her—a friend named Williams introduced me to Miller and Miller—Emily gave me no cheques for Williams on the Charing Cross Bank—she did not give me a cheque for £10 for Williams in the presence of Mrs. Inwood—I did not take it to the bank and have it cashed—I have not been in the bank since my uncle's death—I never said laughingly that Carpenter asked me how Miss Walton was—I know nothing about the other £100 or £200—Emily did not request me in Mr. Forbes's presence to allow her to raise a further sum of £200 or £300 on my New Brighton property—Mr. Forbes did not say, "You had better give her that in writing," nor did he write this out in my presence—I did not sign it—it looks like my writing—I am sure I did not sign it—I only saw Mr. Smith once; I know a little of Mrs. Smith, not much—I remember being on a visit to Liverpool in August, 1885—I and Mrs. Hall called on the Smiths—we did not have tea with them; we were only about ten minutes in the house altogether—they asked about the Walton—I did not say, "Very well; Mrs. Walton has been in a little trouble over money matters, but it is all</p>
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<p>right now; I helped her by getting a little money on the houses up the road"—that was the only time I saw Mr. Smith, I think—I did not know before July, 1887, that Mr. Carpenter was making some bother about the New Brighton property—the first intimation I had of the loan on that property was on 31st July—I was not trying to raise money from another person in order to pay off Mr. Carpenter—I did not ask my sister to do so—I did not authorise Emily and Mr. Potter to raise money from Mr. Martelli to pay off the loan on the property—I never heard of Mr. Martelli till came here—I never asked Mr. Potter to go and see Martelli—I don't remember writing such a letter as this; it is a mystery; I cannot understand it all—it looks like my writing. (
<hi rend="italic">This letter</hi> was
<hi rend="italic">read by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FÍLLAN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and was as follows</hi>;—"14, Overstein Road, Battersea. 14th. July, 1887. I hereby authorise Emily Walton to raise the amount required on the New Brighton deeds, and to further make use of my name for that purpose.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANNIE WALTON</hi>")—I don't remember writing it—these letters are in my writing—I signed this Overstein Road property to Mr. Gillaume—I signed a deed on October 4th at Mr. Carpenter's, to allow them six months to replace the money—at the end of six months, when the first half-year's interest was asked for, I did not try to raise the money from other persons—I did not ask Mr. Potter to try—Mr. Williams then introduced me to Messers. Miller and Miller, and then I issued a writ to set aside this deed in May, 1888—Mr. In wood told me something about negotiations going on between May, 1888, and May, 1889, to settle the matter by raising money on my property—I did not agree to sign a mortgage for £800 to Mr. Carpenter; no appointment was made for me to sign it—I did not on the same morning say I would not—it was never arranged that I should sign a mortgage to Mr. Carpenter, or someone else, after the action was commenced; I never agreed to do so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUCA</hi>. My brother was secretary of the Battersea Liberal Association, and also a Battersea vestryman—he was away so often that I don't remember if he was away from London in the summer of 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My sister has forged my name both as to the New Brighton property and as to the Overstein Road property, and when that matter came to my knowledge I executed on a subsequent occasion a mortgage with the intention of saving my sister from the consequences, and at her request—she begged me to forgive her, and I did, and made myself responsible for the debt—I executed the deed at Nutt and Savory's office; Mrs. Inwood was there—I signed my name—I did not ask Mrs. Inwood to sign for me—in October, 1887, I executed at Mr. Carpenter's office a deed, which was afterwards set aside by the Court of Chancery, to allow them six months to replace the money, and because Mr. Carpenter was going to sell the property—Mr. Potter asked me to execute the deed to give them time to replace the money—he was acting for Mrs. Inwood; he pretended to be a friend of mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-20" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor of Great James Street, Bedford Row—I have acted for Mr. Carpenter at different times—in October, 1884; I acted for him in the matter of a loan—the female prisoner came to me about a loan—she gave her name as Annie Walton, the owner of the property—I had received the deeds and probate from Mr. Carpenter, and when she came she said, "I am the Annie Walton to whom this property</p>
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<p>was devised"—I inquired into the deeds, and prepared the mortgage Mr. Carpenter told me we were to send the draft to Mr. Gillaume, of Salisbury Square, to approve on the prisoners' behalf—I did so, and Mr. Gillaume approved it—I was present in January, 1885, when the mortgage was signed by the prisoner as Annie Walton—when she had signed it I gave her the £800—I had received it from Mr. Carpenter for that purpose—I remember seeing the female prisoner about July, 1886—she wanted a further advance of £100—I attested her signature to the same deed, and gave her the £100—she signed as Annie Walton—on 1st February, 1886, another advance was made of £200, for which the prisoner signed in my presence, and I handed her the money, which I had received from Mr. Carpenter—that made up £1,100—on 3rd October, 1887, as I entered my office, I found there Mr. Carpenter, Mr. George Potter, my son, and Miss Walton, and I was then told of this forgery—I was then told to prepare a mortgage to secure the £1,100 to Mr. Carpenter, in place of the existing one that was executed by Miss Annie Walton—that mortgage was afterwards set aside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-21" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-21" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY FARRELL</persName> </hi>. I have been in the service of Miss Annie Walton—I was in her service between January, 1885, and June, 1887—during that time I was sent by her to the prisoners' house for her deeds and papers—I saw Mr. Walton, and said that Miss Walton had sent me for her deeds and papers—he said he would send them over to her—I was continually going over for them—I did not always see John Walton—I saw Emily, and made the same request to her—she said she would tell her husband—I have seen them together, and have made the same request—when they were together I always got the same answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. I said at the Police-court that I could not remember the number of times; I said three or four times—I daresay I said before Mr. Justice Kekewich forty to fifty times; I daresay it would be about that—Miss Walton did not send me for money; only what Mrs. Walton had had from her; she has sent me for that; she said it was her own money—Mr. Miller was the first person who introduced me into this case about May, 1888—I saw Mrs. Walton two or three times before the trial before Mr. Justice Kekewich.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-22" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-22" type="surname" value="GILLAUME"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-22" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GILLAUME</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of Salisbury Square, Fleet Street—I first saw the female prisoner in August, 1884; she gave me the name of Miss Walton—she brought some papers from Somerset House; I looked into them; she requested me to pass the accounts and pay the succession duty and residuary account—subsequently I saw her again about a mortgage on some property in Overstein Road, and I lent her about £244 at different times, and she signed this deed in my presence, "Annie Walton"—I have since discovered the deed to be a forgery, and I communicated with the real Annie Walton, and she executed another deed, a genuine one—my money has been paid off by the real Miss Walton—my mortgage deed was put into the fire—before I discovered the first mortgage deed to be a forgery the female prisoner consulted me about other business—I first heard from the Charing Cross Bank that she intended to borrow from them £800 on the property—I sent my clerk to the solicitors to inspect the deeds before we approved the draft mortgage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. When Emily Walton called on me in August, 1884, she told me that our client, Mr. Nettleton, had introduced</p>
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<p>her to me; I had no letter from him—there had been a demand from Somerset House for the succession duty, and about £60 or £70 had to be paid—my costs came to about £20—I acted for her for three years—part of the loan of £250 was for the duty and my costs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-23" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-23" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-23" type="surname" value="INWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-23" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET INWOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Lethwaite Road, Clapham Common—the female is my sister—between October, 1884, and June, 1887, I was living with the two prisoners at their house in Louvain Road—about February, 1886, I had a conversation with the male prisoner about some papers—Miss Walton had several times told me that he had her deeds—I told him what she had said—he did not say anything at first—I afterwards told him other things that she had said, and he said he would go over to her; I said if ho was a man he would go and speak to her about it—later on I went with him to Miss Walton's house—first of all the servant said she was not at home—as we were leaving the door I heard Miss. Walton say, "Who is it, Mary?"—I said, "It is me; I have brought your brother"—she was in the kitchen, and we went in to her—I said, "Now, Miss Walton, your brother is here, tell him what you have said to me," and I turned to him, and said, "She is here; now tell what you have said about her"—she would not speak at first; she ran away into the back kitchen—she would not come out for some time—when she did come out she would not tell him what she had said; so I told him what she had said; in her presence I said, "She has called you a thief, a drunkard, and a liar, and that you have got her deeds and got money on them"—Mr. Walton and his wife and Miss Walton and a Mrs. Hughes, a lodger of Miss Walton's, wore present—Mr. Walton asked Miss Walton, "Have I cheated you, or robbed you of anything?"—she said, "I never said so"—I said, "Oh, Annie Walton, how can you stand there and say such a thing, when you have told me, not once, but twenty times, and you told not me alone, but other people"—she made no reply to that—Mr. Walton went on and said a great deal to her which I do not remember; it was all about what he had done for her, and he asked her had she not repeatedly got Mrs. Walton to do her dirty work for her, and he had often told her not to do it—she said nothing to that; she would not offer any explanation—he told her never to enter his house again, and then he went away—on a later occasion we were talking about the action in the Chancery Court, and a man named Rogerson said that he knew where the greater part of the money went—that was in answer to something I said; I can't remember what I had said—I said, "That is something to know"—that was all he said at the time—I was living with the prisoners the greater part of three years—I understood the male prisoner had an occupation all the time I was there; I understood he was writing for the Press, and he went out speaking at political meetings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. The first conversation I had with. Annie Walton about the deeds was in 1886, she said they had got her deeds and her papers, and would not deliver them up, and had got money on them—she said it more than once—she never told me that she had not got any of the money, I knew that she had money from Mrs. Walton repeatedly, but she never said anything about it—they were living opposite each other, and were on very affectionate terms—I remember some time in July, 1887, going to Messers. Nutt and Savory's office—Mr. Potter was present,</p>
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<p>and Annie Walton—there was a deed for her to sign to replace the deed signed by Emily in her name for £250 from Mr. Gillaume—when the deed was produced Miss Walton turned to me and said, "Mrs. In wood, will you sign that paper for me?"—I felt rather startled at the time, and Mr. Totter said, "No, Annie, you sign yourself," and then she did—I asked her why she required me to do so, and she said she had a very had hand—she took off her glove and signed the paper, and there was nothing the matter with her hand—she said she had been scrubbing a floor, and had run some nails into her hand, which gave her a very bad hand, and that was the reason she asked me to sign the paper—she had told me she had met with such an accident, but did not tell me what it was—these letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are all Miss Walton's writing—also the signature to this letter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUC</hi>. I first went to stay with the prisoners in Louvain Road in July, 1884—I stayed a few days, and went back again in November—I knew that Mr. Walton was absent during that period, and went down to the North in July, and he called on me there, and took his little girl, and went to Hexham—he was there some time; I think to the end of the year—I think he came back in October or November, when Annie Walton accused him of borrowing money on the deeds he at once repudiated it, and expressed his indignation, and said, "You knew where they were"—the conversation about the forgeries was only a few weeks ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. I remember on one occasion Emily giving Annie a cheque for £10 on the Charing Cross Bank—she said there was a friend of hers leaving one house and going to another, and that ho was a great nuisance to her—Í understood at first he was a relative of hers—that was Williams—on her returning from the bank she was laughing, and telling Mrs. Walton that someone had asked her how was Miss Walton—this was about March, 1885—I left in April.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am quite sure that it was at Nutt and Savory's office that I saw the deed signed.</p>
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<persName id="t18900303-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-24" type="surname" value="GILLAUME"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-24" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GILLAUME</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). I was not aware that I was present when Annie Walton signed the deed—I was not aware whether it was signed at my office or at Nutt and Savory's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-25" type="surname" value="POTTER"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-25" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE POTTER</persName> </hi>. I am a publisher and author, and live at Clapham Common—I have known the prisoners over six years; I have not known the male prisoner have any occupation or means of livelihood; I know of his being connected with the Press—I was a friend of the prisoners as well as the prosecutrix—after the uncle's death, about seven years ago, I became acquainted with the prisoners; I met them first at the uncle's funeral—I have known Annie Walton twenty years—I bad known the uncle, Alfred Walton, quite thirty years; Annie was his housekeeper; ho left these houses to her, according to the will; I did not know how they were left—at the time of these disputes, as to the Overstein Road property, I was called in by the wish of Annie Walton, as a friend of the family—about August, 1887; she handed me a letter from Mr. Martelli—before that, in July, the Nutt and Savory business was done, the mortgage on the Overstein Road property—Mr. Gillaume wanted to call in his mortgage—Annie called at my house, and at my office also—she said Gillaume had called in the mortgage And was pressing for payment, and she wished another mortgage on the property, and asked if I</p>
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<p>could aid in it; and I did—I was the means of introducing it; that was in August—Nutt and Savory surveyed the property, and were prepared to lend the money; and the mortgage deed was drawn up and executed—Annie Walton, Mrs. Inwood, and myself went to Nutt and Savory's to feign—when Annie was asked to sign she asked Mrs. Inwood to sign for her—I said, "Annie, you must sign for yourself"; and upon that she took off her glove and did sign—I did not notice anything wrong with her hand—mine was a friendly interference, strictly on her behalf—I never hoard anything about the original mortgage being raised without her authority, only that the one mortgage was to be raised to pay off another—about a fortnight afterwards, Annie came to me with a letter from Mr. Martelli, and said that he was pressing for payment, for some
<lb/>thing to be done about the Overstein property—she asked me to negotiate a new loan on the New Brighton property—that was in September, 1887—I received this letter from Martelli, in consequence of which I went to see him with Annie, by her wish—she had heard from her tenant that the property was up for sale, and she wished to know what it amounted to; and I was to go with her to Mr. Carpenter—I was present when she signed the new deed—it occurred in this manner Mr. Carpenter wanted the money, and ho arranged that the new deed should secure him an interest, payable at the end of six months—it was a voluntary friendly transaction altogether—I don't think she said exactly that she would give them six months' time to pay; she said time was asked for to repay it, and the interest was to be paid in six months—I then went away, thinking that everything had been amicably arranged; and I said I hoped they had buried all family scandals—about six months afterwards, I under-stood that Mr. Carpenter began pressing for his six months' interest—she did not at that time ask me to negotiate a further mortgage for her; she did later on, during the progress of the action, and we arranged a settlement—I got a person to lend the money—a deed was drawn up for £800 for the reversionary interest and the balance, and it was signed by the three sisters—an appointment was made the night before for her to sign it; but we had a letter from Mr. Miller saying that he would not allow his client to carry on any negotiation whatever, and the matter fell through—at that time there was a Chancery suit before Mr. Justice Kekewich, in which Mr. Carpenter was defendant—he had to lose the money and pay the costs—I have heard that all the prisoners' family had a reversionary interest in a large sum of money—I never heard the amount.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I could not say whether the reversionary interest of Mrs. Inwood and the female prisoner was already mortgaged for more than it was worth; I did not go into the family matters—at the signing of this mortgage deed the agreement was that the interest should be for six months—that was all that was said about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-26" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCANDRETH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). About eleven o'clock on 30th December, 1889, I arrested the male prisoner at Liverpool on a warrant charging him with forging a deed of mortgage—I read the warrant to him—he said, "Yes; all right. I know all about it, but I had nothing to do with it"—I took him to London—I have made inquiries where he lived in Louvain Road—it was a house of £45 a year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-27" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-27" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Elias Smith, and live at Rock Ferry,</p>
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<p>near Liverpool—at the end of July, 1884,1 was staying with the prisoners at Louvain Road—Emily Walton was on very friendly terms indeed with Annie Walton—they lived near together—John Walton went to the North, and while he was away I went with Emily to Somerset House, and waited outside while she went in—on our return we went to Mrs. Walton's, and Annie said, "How did you get on, Emily?"—I did not hear the answer—I paw Miss Walton bring a small brown paper parcel and put it, on the table—I heard no conversation about it—in August, 1885, Annie Walton was on a visit to Liverpool—she had tea in our house—I asked her how the Waltons were getting on—she said, "They are all right now; Emily has been in some difficulty about money matters, but I have helped her out by getting money on the houses up the road" that meant Belmont Road, New Brighton—I and my sisters are entitled to some property at my mother's death—I could not say how much; over £2,000, I think; something like that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUCA</hi>. I stayed with Mrs. Walton from the end of July to the beginning of December, I think, 1884—all that time John Walton was in the North.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>. The conversation between me and Annie as, to how the Waltons were getting on was in 1885, at my own house—I have mortgaged the seventh share I have in the reversion—I don't know if Emily has mortgaged her share.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-28" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH FORBES</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer's assistant, at Chester—my wife is a sister of Emily Walton—the signature to this paper (
<hi rend="italic">This authorised Emily Walton to get the value of freehold property at New "Brighton, namely,</hi> £300
<hi rend="italic">on Miss Annie Walton's deeds</hi>) is in Miss Annie Walton's writing—I saw it signed—I wrote the body of it in January, 1886—I heard a conversation between Mrs. and Miss Walton in their house in Louvain Road about money matters; shortly afterwards I and my wife visited Miss Walton at 14. Overstein Road, and at Annie's request this note was written; she said Emily was in want of money, and she would do what she possibly could to help her to get £300 raised on her New Brighton property, and accordingly I drew up this paper; she said nothing else to me—I drew up the paper, and she signed it, and I left it with her—before that I heard them having a conversation about money matters—I do not remember what it was about—I had nothing to do with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>. This paper was signed in January, 1886—I did not know at that time there had been some trouble between Annie and Emily about money matters—I did not gather from the conversation I heard that there had been trouble about money matters—I gathered so much from it as induced me to draw up the paper—it was in consequence of the conversation that I drew it up—it did not strike me that an important document like this ought to have a date to it—I never saw it after I wrote it till last week—it might have been an important document—I did not think so at the moment; it was drawn up in a hurry—I drew it up—I have borrowed money from John Walton—I received this cheque for £60 in 1884 from him as a loan to me and my then partner—I have not paid any of it back—I received this cheque for seventeen guineas from him—it was made out to me, but I believe it was for Mr. Rudd, solicitor, of Liverpool—I have never received any other money from John Walton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I drew up this paper because Annie asked me to do so,</p>
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<p>and suggested if I drew it up she would sign it—I think I have told you all that passed between us—I was not aware it authorised a person who was not the owner of the property to raise money on property, the deeds being the property of someone else—I drew up the paper with Miss-Walton's authority; she requested me to do it; I think I have told you all that passed between us—I suppose she read it, and signed it; she did read it, not aloud—she looked at it, and by her motions I supposed she read it—I did not know there had been any family quarrel—I first knew that about twelve months afterwards; I did not keep the paper, she did; I left it with her—I am not a lawyer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-29" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-29" type="surname" value="FORBES"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-29" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE FORBES</persName> </hi>. I was present and saw this document written—my husband wrote the body of it, and Miss Walton signed it—before that she said something to the effect that she was sorry the Waltons were in difficulties, and she would help them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>. My husband read it out loud to Miss Walton before she signed it—I did not notice if she read it afterwards—a short time before this, I think, I heard a conversation in Miss Walton's house about money matters—I don't remember any conversation between my husband and Emily Walton about this matter—I heard no suggestion except from Miss Walton, that my husband should draw up the letter—I know she said some words of request; I don't know what they were exactly—Annie Walton must have seen the paper; it was left there—I don't know if she read it over before she signed it—I did not think then it would be of any consequence—I am sure my husband did not take the paper away; it was left behind there—I am not sure it was—I have a reversionary interest under my mother's property—I have mortgaged that to Hicks and Arnold—I don't know that they are now sueing my husband in respect of that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not pay much attention to conversation going on while my husband was writing this paper—I had nothing to do with it—I remember it being written—this is Annie Walton's signature; I saw it written.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WALTON</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">as an accessory before and after the fact—</hi> </rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-225-18900303 t18900303-225-punishment-1"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EMILY WALTON</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900303-225-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-225-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18900303-225-punishment-2" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18900303-225-punishment-2" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-225-punishment-2" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-225-18900303 t18900303-225-punishment-2"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL KAUFFMAN</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t18900303-226-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-31" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE STONE</persName> </hi>. My husband is a grocer, of Leopold Terrace, Stamford Hill—on January 30th, shortly before 5 p.m., the prisoner came in for two pennyworth of cheese and one pennyworth of bread—I served him—he said, "You have given me too much bread," and then he asked me the way to the tram—I directed him—he gave me a florin; I laid it on the counter while I took the change out of my pocket, and gave it to him—he left the shop, and went in the opposite direction to what I had told him—the coin did not sound amiss, but I found it was bad—I knocked on the wall for Mr. Gerkin, who lives next door—Mrs. Gerkin came, and</p>
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<p>I handed the coin to her; she took it away, and brought it back to me—I had not marked it—I went out after the prisoner—Mr. Gerkin joined me, and we saw the prisoner, with another man, at the end of Woodville Grove—we obtained the assistance of Bird, a policeman, and followed them into Stonebridge Road, where the prisoner put his right hand into his pocket, and took something out, and threw it over the timber-yard, which is at the side of the road—I was present when he was taken in custody, and went to the station and charged him—he said to me, "Will you take double the value?"—I made no answer—after Mrs. Gerkin gave the coin back to me I kept it in my hand till I gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-32" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHARLTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I made this plan of the roads (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); it is correct.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 94). On January 30th, about 5. 15, I was on duty in the Seven Sisters Road, and Mrs. Stone pointed out the prisoner and another man under the railway arch—we followed them twenty or thirty yards behind—I do not know whether the prisoner saw us, but he threw something in the direction of the timber-yard, which was on his left; that adjoins 22, Highweek Road—I ran and took him at once, and Mr. Gerkin took the other man—I said, "I shall take you in custody for passing a counterfeit florin"—lie said, "I know nothing about it"—I spoke about something being thrown away; he said, "I did not throw anything away"—I searched him on the spot, but found nothing—he was searched again at the station, and I found this form. (
<hi rend="italic">A police supervision ticket.</hi>)—he said to Mrs. Stone,</p>
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<p>"Will you take double the value of the coin?"—after his committal for trial he was taken into the waiting-room, and said, "If you had got the other man it would be a good job, as he had eighteen more florins in his possession, the same as this"—he said that he got the coin he paid to Mrs. Stone from Dutton, the man with him, and he had given Button the 1s. 9d. change—I searched the timber-yard next day, but found nothing, it was 4 p.m., and the light was fading—it is fifteen or twenty yards from where I saw the movement of his hand to where the coin was found—I received this coin from Mrs. Stone—the coin Day has identified was forwarded to mo by Brown, a constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>, Several other prisoners were there when you said that if I had the other man it would have been a good job—I did not tell the Magistrate that, because you were committed then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>"WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coins to Her Majesty's Mint—these coins are both counterfeit, and from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he met a man who owed him 15s. who offered him some bread and cheese, and sent him into the shop with the florin; and he got the change and gave it to the man, who gave him a second coin, hut finding they were watched, said, "Throw it away, it is bad," which he did. He contended that if he had known they were bad he would not have been likely to carry them, with a convict's licence in his pocket.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-226-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>**</hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-227-offence-1 t18900303-name-40"/>Loris Liendendorff</persName>, and stealing three covers, and other articles, value £158.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-227-18900303 t18900303-227-punishment-4"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE THOMAS DODD</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-228-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>,
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<interp inst="t18900303-228-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing, while employed in the Post Office, a post-letter containing sixty postage stamps, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-228-offence-1 t18900303-name-42"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteeen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED WILLIAM STRICKLAND</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-229-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900303-229-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-229-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to four indictments for stealing, while employed under the Post Office, four letters containing postal-orders and stamps, the property of
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-44" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-229-offence-1 t18900303-name-44"/>Her Majesty's Post-master-General</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-229-18900303 t18900303-229-punishment-6"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD JEFFRIES POINTON</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-230-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900303-230-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-230-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing, while employed in the Post Office, a letter containing a half-crown, a florin, one shilling, and two sixpences, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-230-offence-1 t18900303-name-46"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twenty Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED HARRY HORRING
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<interp inst="t18900303-231-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900303-231-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-231-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to three indictments for stealing, while employed in the Post Office, three letters containing postal-orders, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-231-offence-1 t18900303-name-48"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT GREENFIELD</hi>** (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-232-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900303-232-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to three indictments for forging and uttering receipts for 10s., £1, and £2 10s., having been convicted of felony at this Court on February 27, 1888.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 4
<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="t18900303-234-offence-1 t18900303-name-53"/>John Goodworth</persName>, and stealing a clock and other articles, and to a previous conviction in 1886**—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">VICTOR GEORGE HENRY HU
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<interp inst="t18900303-235-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900303-235-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to a burglary in the dwelling-house of Mrs. Withey, and stealing sweet-meats, value 6d.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Days' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY GATES</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-236-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900303-236-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to unlawfully obtaining by false pretences £1 10s. from the trustees of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HILL</hi> (41)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-237-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an endorsement on an order for the payment of £10, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-57" type="given" value="HANS"/>HANS SCHARIEN</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of 12, Trafalgar Square, Chelsea—I had another business as a house and estate agent, at 3, Gloucester Terrace, with which I had a communication by telephone—I employed the prisoner from March, 1887, to May, 1888, at a salary of 30s. a week and 5 per cent, commission on the business earned on at 3, Gloucester Terrace—his duties were to attend to the house agency business there alone; he had the sole charge there, with only an office boy—I lived in the house, and was there every day to see how the business was going on—his duty was to attend to any people that called, to account for any money he received, and give a receipt for it—if it belonged to the building department he would simply hand it over; if it was in the house agency department he would enter it in a cash-book which he kept for the purpose—if he received a cheque his duty was to hand it over tome, and enter it in the books—in May, 1888, his salary was raised to £2 a week, with commission, and he continued in my service down to September, 1888—in that month some matters arose between us as to a cheque for £42—in consequence of that I saw the prisoner at the office, and in the presence of Mr. Glazier, my solicitor, I then told him that whatever he did never to touch any cheques or write on them, but hand them over at once to me—he promised faithfully that he would never do anything of the kind—a Mr. Watson and Mr. West, executors of a Mr. Matheson, were clients of mine—I acted as agent and surveyor on their behalf as to part of the estate at Highgate—MESSRS. Southgate, builders, were employed upon it—I did not personally attend to that matter; the prisoner did—he surveyed the premises—he always reported to me what ho had done—he would record it in a journal, and I should see it from time to time—I took part in that, fixing the charges that were to be made—when the work was completed I directed the prisoner to make out the bill—it amounted to £13 12s. 9d.—he made it out under my direction, and I told him to send it in to Mr. Priestley, the accountant for the executors—I have never been paid that amount, or any money at all, from the prisoner in reference to that transaction—there was some correspondence with Mr. Priestley about it, in the prisoner's writing—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the account in the prisoner's writing, and this receipt for</p>
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<p>£10 is his—I had no knowledge of that £10 having been paid—I had an action pending in the Barnet County Court about that time, in which I was plaintiff—it was necessary to my case that the prisoner should give evidence—I instructed him to go to the Barnet County Court for that purpose—I do not remember the exact date that he went; it was somewhere about the 13th or 14th February; he did not return—from certain matters that came to my knowledge, I instructed Mr. Sorrell, my manager, to make inquiries among my clients in the house agency and estate business, and from that I came into communication with Mr. Priestley, and learnt that a cheque for £10 had been paid to the prisoner, and on 23rd February I gave him into custody; he was remanded for a week, admitted to bail, and on the remand on 4th March he failed to appear—I next saw him on 24th January this year, in custody of Detective Church—he was then brought up again on this charge, remanded from time to time, and then committed—the entry in this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the account of the work done at Highgate; it is in the prisoner's handwriting—I never gave him authority to receive £10 in discharge of the £1312s. 9d., or to sign the name of H. Scharien and Co. on the back of the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>, I am a builder, not an architect or surveyor—I carried on business as a builder with a partner, and failed; after that I carried on business at Gloucester Terrace as a house agency—this account was a surveyor's matter—I do not know Mr. Southgate; I did nothing in it beyond discussing the matter with the prisoner; I paid his expenses from week to week, and his salary from eight to ten weeks—I superintended the matter personally; I did not go to the works—the prisoner had 5 per cent, commission; I have not paid that, I don't know what that would amount to—he would not be entitled to deduct it from the £10 he received—he was not allowed to sign or endorse cheques; he had done so once, with a cheque for £42, and I had reprimanded him for it, and he promised not to do so again, and I forgave him—I had an account with a branch of the South-Western Bank close by—I did not pay the prisoner extra for surveying, I paid him his travelling expenses and money out of pocket—I had an apprentice with whom I received a premium of £50; after six or nine months he bolted; the prisoner was not to have any share of that premium—I did not speak to the prisoner about receiving this £10, I did not know that he had received it—I had spoken to him about the account, and told him to write for it—he made out the account for £10 12s., and I told him to make it for £13 12s. 9d. upon going over it—he had no authority to receive the £10.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-58" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PRIESTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a chartered accountant, of 97, Cheapside—I acted as accountant to the estate of the late Mr. Matheson—in the course of this agency I received this account for £13 12s. 9d. from Mr. Scharien—on 4th February the prisoner called for a settlement—he had called before and said he would come again—I thought the account was too much, and I arranged with him to settle it for £10, and I handed him this crossed cheque on the London Joint Stock Bank, and he endorsed it in my presence, "Scharien and Co."—he asked me to exchange it for an open cheque—accordingly I drew a cheque for £10 on the Bank of England, payable to H. Scharien and Co.—I don't remember seeing the prisoner endorse it—it appears to be written with a different pen; he receipted the bill and I gave him the cheque—it has passed through the bank.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The account was stamped as it is now, "Scharien and Co. "in magenta ink—I only knew the prisoner by his having called once before in my absence, I had nothing to do with either party, except to settle the bill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-59" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK: JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am in the drawing office of the Bank of England—I produce the pay-book for February, 1889—there is in it an entry of a cheque for £10 of Mr. Priestley, 97, Cheapside, paid on 4th February, over the counter in coin—I cannot swear to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-60" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH BRENTLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Milburn Grove—I know the prisoner as having let me that house—I am acquainted with his writing—on 5th March I received this letter from him. (
<hi rend="italic">This enclosed the agreement, and added</hi>—"I do not intend to appear at the Court, and should feel grateful if you can send me sufficient cash to get out of the way. Please send it to my wife, and treat this as confidential. I want to go away to a great distance at once")—I did not send him any money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew nothing of him or his wife—I cannot account for his writing me such a letter—I only saw him about the house—I did not see Mr. Scharien in the matter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-61" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK CHURCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective B</hi>). On Saturday, 23rd February, I went with Mr. Scharien to East Road, Wandsworth, and took the prisoner into custody for embezzling £10—he said, "Pray don't do it, sir; have mercy, for my wife's sake"—on the way to the station he said, "Part of the money belonged to me, but I know I was wrong in taking it"—when he was formally charged he said, "I did not abscond; I was at Mr. Scharien's offices on Thursday last, and I attended Barnet County Court in a case in which he was plaintiff"—I searched him, and found on him two bills of exchange, forty-three pawnbrokers' duplicates, and 23s. 6d. in money—on 25th he was charged with forging the endorsement on the cheque—he said, "I thought that was the charge on Saturday night"—he was remanded on bail until the 5th of March—on that day he was called, and did not appear, and the recognisances of himself and his surety were estreated—I made inquiries for him, and on 24th January this year found him in the custody of the Ramsgate Police—I read the warrant to him—he said, "I am very sorry I went away, but I was in great trouble at the time"—I know that his wife had been recently confined.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-237-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-237-18900303 t18900303-237-punishment-14"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES GRIFFIN</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-238-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18900303-238-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-238-offence-1 t18900303-name-63"/>Charles William Medlock</persName>, with intent to steal therein.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-238-18900303 t18900303-238-punishment-15"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS GLOYNES</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-239-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900303-239-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, To being in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-239-offence-1 t18900303-name-65"/>Alfred John Abrahams</persName>, aid stealing two bottles of wine, other articles, and tenpence, and burglariously breaking out.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-239-18900303 t18900303-239-punishment-16"/>
<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR ANDREWS</hi> (31)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD BAXTER</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-240-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-240-offence-1 t18900303-name-68"/>Alexander Robertson Hardie</persName>, and stealing two coats therein;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-240-offence-1 t18900303-name-69"/>Charles De Norval</persName>, with intent
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Steal therein.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANDREWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>** to a conviction of felony in November, 1885, at Chelmsford, and to another burglary in the dwelling-house, and stealing therein.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-240-18900303 t18900303-240-punishment-17"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BAXTER</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-240-18900303 t18900303-240-punishment-18"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY CLARKE</hi> (17)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering the said cheque.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-241-18900303 t18900303-241-punishment-19"/>Twelve Month's Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WEBB</hi> (34)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-242-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900303-242-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, To an act of gross indecency.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Month' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN QUIN COLES</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-243-offence-1 t18900303-name-73"/>Henry Herbert Piper</persName> to commit an act of indecency with him.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS CURTIS</hi> (46)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-244-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing half a chest and 55 lb. weight of tea, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-244-offence-1 t18900303-name-75"/>Frederick "Woodroof.</persName> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-76" type="surname" value="WATSON"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WATSON</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, in the employment of Frederick Woodroof, of 54, Crutched Friars—on 7th February I was delivering tea with a van, and went to Herbert's, a tea merchant, to deliver three cases—I went in and gave my notice to the manager there; came out and carried in one chest, leaving two half-chests in the van—when I came out one half-chest was gone—I carried in the remaining one as soon as I could, and then coming out I ran down Ludgate Hill, and I saw the prisoner walking across Ludgate Circus, in the direction of Fleet Street, with a half-chest of tea in his arms—I stopped him and asked him where he had got it from; he immediately dropped it, and attempted to run away—I left the tea, and went after him, and stopped him—he said, "A man asked me to carry it for him"—a constable came up and I give him in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did not say a man gave it to you at the corner of Fleet Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-77" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP SPARE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 490
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). A little after seven, on 7th February, I saw the prisoner standing in Ludgate Circus; Watson had hold of his arm, and gave him into my custody—the prisoner said, "A man has given it to me to carry"—I took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was about ten yards off when I saw you—you were about five yards from the box you had dropped.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, send a man had given him the box to carry, and that he did not know it was stolen.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-244-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-244-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>** to
<hi rend="italic">a conviction of felony in December</hi>, 1887,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-name-78 t18900303-alias-1"/>Thomas Curtain</rs> </persName>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-244-18900303 t18900303-244-punishment-21"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT SHIRLEY</hi> (19)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-245-offence-1 t18900303-name-80"/>Michael Beahan</persName>, and stealing an axe and a coat, his property.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-81" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>MR. ARTHUR GILL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-82" type="given" value="HELEN"/>HELEN DONOVAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 126, Regent's Park Road, and am assistant to Michael Beahan, a dairyman there—on Wednesday night, 7th February, I locked up the house, and went to bed about ten o'clock—the shop and parlour doors were shut and bolted—about twenty minutes to five in the morning I came down, and found the doors open, and the place</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-83" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS NICHOLS</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Beahan's foreman, at 126, Regent's Park Road—on this Thursday morning in February I came down and saw a fire in the front parlour and the gas burning—the parlour and shop doors were open—some sausages were frying in the parlour; they had not been there the night before—I called a constable—I found someone had got in through the closet window—the wire netting, which covered the whole of that window, was torn off—there was room for a man to get through, and then he could get into any part of the house—the shop door opened from inside—I missed my overcoat, which had been laid on the copper, and Mr. Beahan's axe—I have not seen my overcoat since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-84" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KELLAWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector S</hi>). I examined 126, Regent's Park Road on the morning of the 6th—I found entry had been effected through the closet window by forcing iron network from the outside—I went, to 12, Rothwell Street on the morning of the 8th—I found there, on a box in the front kitchen, this axe, and an odd boot and sock under the table—I afterwards took the axe to 126, Regent's Park Road, where it was identified—I took the boot and sock to the station, and they were kept there—Nursey showed them to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-85" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES CORDER</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Bothwell Street, and am a traveller—between the night of the 7th and morning of 8th February my house was broken into—I went to bed about 10 on the 7th, and on morning of 8th I was disturbed by a noise, and when I came down I found the kitchen upset, and the kitchen drawers ransacked, and all the house in confusion—entry had been made by the w. c. window which was open—I missed a pair of trousers, these boots, this muffler, and these three socks—they were all safe in my house on the night before—I saw an axe which had not been in my house the night before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-86" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PARSONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Constable</hi>). On 9th February I went with Nursey to 124, Begent's Park Road, an unoccupied house next door to 126—we examined the house, and found the prisoner concealed in a small cupboard beneath the stairs on the ground floor at 3.30 a.m.—I asked him what he was doing there; he made no reply—I told him then I should take him into custody on suspicion of committing several burglaries in the vicinity—he made no reply—I searched the empty house—there was no furniture there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-87" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD NURSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant S</hi>). I was in Parson's company when the prisoner was apprehended—I assisted to convey him to the station—on the way I noticed he walked lame—I said, "You walk lame"—he said, "Yes, I hurt my leg when they were after me last night; I jumped from the leads, and fell all of a heap"—I searched him at the station, and found he was wearing this boot, this silk muffler, and this pair of cuffs, and also three socks, marked "W. S."—when he was charged I showed him an odd sock and a boot which corresponded with one he was wearing—he claimed the sock and boot—they had been found in the other house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in July</hi> 1888,
<hi rend="italic">at this Court. There was another indictment against the prisoner for the burglary in the house in Regent's Park Road.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-245-18900303 t18900303-245-punishment-22"/>Five Years' Penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-90" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>MR. RUSSELL BIGGS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-91" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE BENJAMIN</persName> </hi>. I am a shop assistant at 206, Commercial Road, Stepney—Mrs. Markham, the prisoner's wife, manages the shop—between half-past six and quarter to seven on the evening of 12th February, I was in the shop—Mrs. Markham was in the yard—the prisoner was in the road opposite the shop, and he could look into the shop and see me—when I looked across the road he lifted his hand with a revolver in it, and pointed it towards me; I was in the shop—I then went to the yard at the back, and told his wife not to come in—I had seen the prisoner before—he had come to the shop before, and made disturbances and threats about his wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> It was between the lights—you were sitting on a barrow; I did not see you pull the revolver out of your pocket—I am sure you pointed it at me—you had no malice to me, and did not intend to do me mischief.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-92" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer at 9, Fore Street, Bromley—at a quarter to seven on 12th February I was in Crisp Street—I was called to the prisoner, and was told he had a loaded revolver in his pocket; I asked three men to assist me in taking it away; they would not—I went up to him; he was sitting on a barrow, he put his hand in his pocket and pulled a revolver out as I went up; he held it in his hand; he did not point it at anybody; I wrenched it from him—he said, "Give me my revolver back, I will do for my wife"—this was not the beginning of the affair that I saw, but afterwards—I must have seen him when he took it out the second time; I don't know if it was the first, second, or third time—I have told all I saw—when I took the revolver from the prisoner he was about seven yards from the shop—Bose Benjamin was in the shop when I took the revolver—I told her to keep back—I gave the revolver to a constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-93" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID GILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 219). On 12th February I was called to this shop—I took the revolver from Johnson—I told the prisoner, who was sitting on a barrow, that he would have to answer for the possession of the revolver—at the station he said, "Take me where you like, my life is a misery to me; she will not let my child see me; I bought the revolver with the intention of shooting her, and should have done so if it had not been taken away from me"—four of the six chambers of the revolver were loaded; the other two had in them empty cartridge cases—the prisoner said he had fired them off to see how they would act—I produce the revolver and cartridges.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-94" type="given" value="CHARLES OCTAVIUS"/>CHARLES OCTAVIUS BIRCHAM</persName> </hi>. I live at 124, High Street, Poplar, and am a gun maker—the prisoner bought a revolver and six cartridges at my shop on the morning of the 12th February—this revolver answers the description of the one he bought—no doubt it is the same.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-95" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-95" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). I took the charge when the prisoner was brought to the station—he was charged with presenting a loaded revolver at Rose Benjamin, supposed to be with intent to do grievous bodily harm—previous to the charge being taken the prisoner said, "I might as well go to the gallows as lead this life; I meant to shoot her" (he meant his wife, who was in the charge-room at the time), "and I by well will before I have done"—I took the charge, and</p>
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<p>read it to him—he said, "It is false; I don't know the girl; why should I do her any harm?"—the revolver was loaded in four chambers with ball cartridge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that no assault on Rose Benjamin had been proved.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900303-246-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-246-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March 4th, and Wednesday, March</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS CAPLON</hi> (35)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JACOB YANKEL</hi> (34)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-247-18900303" type="defendantName">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ISRAEL FULMAN</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-247-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="conspiracy"/>, Unlawfully conspiring to defraud certain persons of various sums of money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Caplon</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRAZER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Yankel, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi> For
<hi rend="italic">Fulman.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-99" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY "WALTER</persName> </hi>. I am sub-postmaster at Hadleigh, Hertfordshire—on December 12th or 13th the post-office was broken into and twenty three postal orders were stolen—one of them was for 2s., and numbered 69,377—it had no stamp on it—this stamp, "High Street, Whitechapel," was not on it then—we make a note of every order issued, and this was unissued.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I have a book in which I keep the orders I issue, but it is not here—I always make up the official register; I have no assistant—there is nothing on the order to warn the public—there is no stamp or water-mark—an order may go through 1,000 hands, provided it is presented within three months after it is issued—I might have taken it as genuine—I am in business, and have been paid by postal orders; it is not uncommon—persons who have taken them in good faith have brought them to me, and I have cashed them—they are a legal tender—I have no right to refuse them—I have servants in my house, and my wife and my niece have access to the orders.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is not the signature of my wife or my niece—I have no one in my employment named G. Dray, or anyone who writes like this.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-100" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-100" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the Postal Branch, Somerset House—I produce two requisition forms for postal orders from the sub-post office, St. John's Common, Burgess Hill, Sussex—these are the numbers of the orders sent on 30th October and 21st December.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-101" type="surname" value="AUSTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-101" type="given" value="EBENEZER"/>EBENEZER AUSTIN</persName> </hi>. I am sub-postmaster at St. John's Wood Common, Burgess Hill—on the night of January 22nd a burglary was committed at the post-office, and a considerable number of postal orders stolen, the total was just under £64—I signed these requisition forms and sent them to Somerset House, and received these numbers and checked them—these five orders were stolen: 290,490, for 20s.; 351,762, for 10s. 6d.; 351,765, for 10s. 6d.; 351,768, for 10s. 6d.; and 351,770, for 10s. 6d.; also these twenty-one orders: 326,356, 326,359, 183,721, 183,72526-27, 776,217-18, 136,067, 618,916, 618,913, 618,911, 556,057-59, 136,069, 183,723, 326,755, 183,729, 486,479, and 618,920.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have assistants—my clerk fills up orders, and I sign the application forms—he has a right to sell them—he is not here—he keeps the official register, which is here—the application forms are not here—I have a record of the orders issued, assuming that he keeps it</p>
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<p>correctly—I saw these orders come in—the clerk locks them up every night—I had seen them safe; it may be a week before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. The stamp is not very distinct on the half-guinea order 351,768; that often happens—there is nothing to lead me to the belief that it was forged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The whole of the orders I possessed were stolen—as each order is issued it is entered in this book—we took stock of the orders every night—I have no one named Dray in my employment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I did not take stock of the orders on the night of the burglary—I sleep on the premises—the entry was effected by breaking a window—the orders were in a desk under lock and key.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-102" type="surname" value="GOLDSTEIN"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-102" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON GOLDSTEIN</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor's presser, of 7, Bernard Street, Commercial Road—I have known Fulman eighteen months as Itchka—I also know Caplon—one Sunday in January, about 8.30,1 met them both in the Commercial Road, and Itchka asked me if I could do a favour for him—I asked him what favour I could do—he said, "Call on Monday morning in New Road, Camber well, Post-office;" he spoke in Hebrew—Caplon said nothing—I am a Russian—on the Monday morning at nine o'clock I went to the New Road Post-office, and saw Itchta and Caplon together—Itchka said, "Come on," and we three went together opposite Whitechapel Church; Itchka asked me if I wanted a glass of drink—we all three went into a public-house, and Itchka treated me to half a quartern of Irish, and took out 5s. 1d., pointed with his finger to the post-office opposite the church, and said, "Go inside, and take me a postal order for 5s. 1d."—I said, "Why don't you go yourself?"—he said, "I can't speak English"—all this was said in Hebrew—I got the order at the post-office; Miss Dray served me—I brought it out—Caplon took it in his hand, and said in Hebrew, "Here is fine writing," and asked if I could do the same signature—I said, "I am not a good scholar; I cannot read and write," meaning that I could not read and write English—three days afterwards Itchka came to my place—I said, "What do you want?"—he said, "Can you recommend me a girl to get married to?"—I said, "I know very well you cannot support a wife"—he said, "Go away, I have plenty of money in my pocket," and took out some postal orders from his breast pocket, and showed them to me; it was a wonder to me, and I went down and said to Caplon, "The fellow has got such a lot of money"—Caplon then took out some postal orders from his breast pocket, showed them to me, and said, "That is the same postal order which I was changing by the same lady"—I went to King Edward Station and saw the Inspector—Itchka had a beard, but he paid a barber half-a-crown to take it off—I saw it done one Saturday at 51, Leopold Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I worked at 11, Warwick Street—I got the
<hi rend="italic">sack</hi>—I work now at 78, Kelly Street, for Mr. Alexander—I was out of work two days between the two places—the prisoners are Poles—I do not know that Russians are sent over here to watch the Poles—I do not know what a spy is—I saw Caplon several times at 78, Commercial Road, where people are allowed to go and read the papers—I met him in the Mission-room, but never had friendly conversation with him—he never asked me to do any thing for him before—he did not speak any English to me—I can read</p>
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<p>and write Hebrew—I have been in England twelve years—he asked me if I could do the signature; I knew that that would be wrong, and after that I left them, and went home about 10.30; three days after that Fulman came to my place—Caplon waited downstairs for Itchka, and then he took out the orders—after one of them was locked up I made up my mind to speak to the police; I was not afraid of getting into any trouble, because I had done no harm—I went three times to Shadwell Station—I lost my situation through that—I did not get any money, nor have I been promised any.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I went to the police because these persons were locked up for stealing postal orders, and said that this man gave me 5s. 1d. to go and buy a postal order—I have never borrowed money of any of the prisoners, and I had never drank with them before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. I met Itchka on a Sunday in January—I do not know what Sunday—I know him by his going about with a barrow—three days after that Sunday Itchka came to my house at 9 p.m.—he had never been there before, but I saw him several times at my brother's—he had never before asked me to find him a girl to get mar ried—I am in the habit of finding respectable girls as wives for respectable people—I find respectable girls for people to go out with—I have done that a few times; I began to do it about two years ago—that is not my profession, I am a tailor; but if I know any country girl I could marry her—about twenty-five people saw Itchka with the Post Office order—the barber is one—he is not here, but I know him—Itchka said in Hebrew, "I have got a lot of postal orders"—he said, "Geld"—I did not ask him where he got them or how—I went below, and Caplon was waiting—I did not tell him the name of a girl; I told him I had not one on my books—I did not try to find one for him—Mrs. Jacobs and other persons live in my house—Mrs. Jacobs is not here nor was she at the Police court—I was sitting in the barber's shop when Itchka came in, the shop was not full, but it got full afterwards; it will hold twenty five people—he took the half-crown from his trousers pocket, and the postal orders from his breast pocket—Hyman was one of the persons in the shop—I did not tell the Inspector that I saw Itchka have his beard taken off, but I told the Magistrate so at Arbour Square, and also that I saw him show the postal orders in the barber's shop, but I did not say that Mr. Hyman was there—I went to the Inspector the day after the man was locked up; I do not know what day it was—I know that Itchka was locked up for stealing postal orders, and I went to the Inspector and told him the man gave me money to get a postal order.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not charge anything for introducing people to each other to be married, but if I meet with a respectable man I recommend him a girl.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-103" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-103" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I keep a chandler's shop at 16, Copley Street, Stepney—just before Christmas, Caplon brought me postal order 619,977, for 3s., to change, and I changed it—it bears my signature, but he offered me another order for 15s., and one for 10s. 6d., which I refused to change—I understood what he said.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I have often changed orders, but not for a party I did not know—this was about six p.m.; I took very great notice of the man, he being a stranger—I have not seen many Polish Jews in my time—he was not put with other men for me to pick out; I</p>
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<p>saw him with the two other prisoners in the dock at the Police-court; I knew the postal order case was on, and I fixed on this one as the man who came into my shop—I had given a description of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>, I have not the slightest doubt Caplon is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-104" type="surname" value="HYAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-104" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HYAMS</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the Crown and Leek, Dean Street, Mile End—on 23rd January, about ten p.m., I saw Yankel there with another man, I am not certain whether it was Fulman—my father showed me a postal order, and said that Yankel gave it to him; he gave it back; they remained five minutes, and then went out, and I followed them, and saw Yankel go into twenty or thirty shops, waiting a little time in each, the man who I believe to be Fulman stopping outside, and on some occasions Yankel passed goods to him—I saw them go into Mr. Keil's shop and Mrs. Harris's shop, when I lost sight of them, after following them an hour and a half or two hours.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRAZER</hi>. There were twenty or thirty people in my father's house—I had never seen Yankel before—I afterwards identified him from a lot at the back of the Police-court—I followed them because I suspected this postal order being wrong—I can name several of the shops they went into—I told every constable I met, and gave the names of two or three shops to each constable—I showed twenty or thirty different shops to different constables—I was sometimes twenty yards from them, and sometimes five.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. Dean Street is about half a mile from Bernard Street, Commercial Road—Polish Jews do not use the house—they remained two or three minutes, and mixed with the crowd—they had nothing to drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My attention was attracted because we had information about the stolen post office orders—Polish Jews have their favourite houses.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-105" type="surname" value="KEIL"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-105" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY KEIL</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 5, Nottingham Street, Bethnal Green Road—this order for 10s. 6d., 351,070, has my signature on it—Yankel brought it in on Thursday evening, 23rd January, about 10.45—he bought a quartern of bread—I gave him the change, and sent the order to my bank the following Saturday—Yankel spoke English.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRAZER</hi>. Yankel looks very much the same; I will not take my oath to him; I said before "to the best of my belief."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-106" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-106" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-106" type="given" value="DEBORAH"/>DEBORAH HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Abraham Harris, a grocer, of 95, Hanbury Street, Spitalfields—one Thursday night in January Yankel came in and asked me if I would change him a postal order, and he would take some tea or coffee—I told him to wait, as I had several customers, and when I went to him be said, "Never mind the tea and coffee, I will have a tin of salmon and a pound of loaf sugar"—he gave me the twenty-shilling order, and I gave him 19s. 2 1/4 d. change—he spoke in Hebrew; I am a Jewess—I gave the order to Inspector Quinn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRAZER</hi>. The man I say was Yankel was only a few minutes in the shop—I cannot say for certain that he is the man, but he is much like him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-107" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-107" type="surname" value="YACOBERY"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-107" type="given" value="JACOBOWITZ"/>JACOBOWITZ YACOBERY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Yasson Yacobery, of 98, Hanbury Street, Spitalfields—I was in Mrs. Harris's shop on a Tuesday in January, when she changed a twenty-shilling postal order for Yankel,</p>
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<p>who bought a tin of salmon and a pound of lump sugar—I have no doubt Yankel is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FBAZER</hi>. One or two other people were there—I looked sharply at Yankel, because he came between eleven and twelve o'clock to change the order; he was in the shop a few minutes—I am German; my husband is a sailor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-108" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-108" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-108" type="given" value="CATHERINE MARGARET"/>CATHERINE MARGARET YOUNG</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Chapman Arms, Lower Chapman Street, St. George's—one Saturday in January, between 9 and 10 p.m., two Polish Jews came in, Itchka was one of them—I served them with half a pint of beer, and they gave me this postal order for 10s. 6d.(No. 351,768)—the only other postal order, I took that night was a 2s. one—I picked Itchka out in the court-yard, and he acknowledged that he was the man—my little son took the order to the post-office, and it was detained.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. They did not stop many minutes at the bar—it was not Fulman who handed me the order—I gave the change to Itchia; I said at the Police-court that to the best of my belief Fulman was one of the men, and he acknowledged that I was right; he had no beard then.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-109" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I live with my father and mother at the Chapman Arms—my mother gave me two postal orders, one for 10s. 6d. and one for 2s.; I took them to the Post-office—they would not pay the half-guinea one, and asked my name and address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-110" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-110" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-110" type="given" value="MARIE ELIZABETH"/>MARIE ELIZABETH JONES</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the post office, 153 Commercial Road—the last witness brought two postal orders, one was a half-guinea one, No. 351768, and in consequence of information I had received I would not change it, but took his name and address, and communicated with the chief office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-111" type="surname" value="DONALDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-111" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DONALDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer—on January 28th Caplon came there and produced a postal order for 10s. 6d.—I asked if he had got any more—I could not understand his answer—then I went in behind and went to Shadwell Station, taking the order with me, and fetched a constable—when I came back Caplon was just coming out at the door—I pointed him out to the Constable—I have not the slightest doubt he is the man who gave me the order—I handed the order to the constable, who took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi>. I was gone four or five minutes for the police; during that time the shop was in charge of my daughter—when I came back I was about 10 yards off when I saw him—he did not hurry off—before I went out I merely asked him if he had any more, and then I went away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-112" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HODGES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 175). About 7.15, on 28th January, I was on duty in King David Lane Police-station—I was sent by Mason with Donaldson to a shop—Donaldson pointed out Caplon to me, about twenty-five yards away—I ran towards him and told him I should take him into custody for having a stolen postal order in his possession—he said, "I don't know nothing of it"—Walker's coal shop is about ten yards from Donaldson's—I brought Caplon past Walker's shop, and took him to the station—I found that Caplon lived at 21, Devonshire Street—Quinn was there; it is a private house—Caplon did not wait to be searched; he handed three more to the Inspector, and said he had picked them up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I went up behind him—he was walking at an ordinary pace—he made no resistance—he spoke very good English, but I could tell he was a foreigner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-113" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR MASON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On 10th January I was in charge at shadwell Station when Hodges brought Caplon in—Mr. Donaldson handed me postal order No. 351,762, and said, "This man came into my shop and asked me to change this order"—I held it up and said to the prisoner, "This order is supposed to be stolen, and I shall detain you while inquiries are made"—he said, "I don't understand English very well; I picked four of them up to-day," and handed me three orders, 351,765 for 10s. 6d., 318,100 for 1s., and 169,915 for 2s., all bearing the stamp of High Street, Whitechapel, and different dates.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. Some money was found on him, and a watch and chain, and a purse containing £1 in gold, £1 12s. 6d. in silver, 1s. 6 1/2 d. in bronze, six pawntickets, a silver watch and chain, with a 4s. piece attached, a piece of soap, two keys, a piece of Indian ink, and a letter with his address on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN QUIXN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>). On the night of January 28th I went with Hodges to 21, Devonshire Street, Commercial Road, the address found on Caplon—a female opened the door—I spoke to her in English, and Yankel opened the door of the front room ground floor—he was in his shirt and trousers—I searched the room, but found nothing appertaining
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> the charge—he seemed not to understand English—I directed Hodges to take him to the station—he made no reply—he was taken there and placed with Caplon and eight or nine others, and shown to some of the witnesses—postal order 290,490 was banded to Inspector Moon, who brought it to me—it has the stamp of the Whitechapel office and the signature
<hi rend="largeCaps">GK</hi> Dray.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRAZER</hi>. I did not go there to arrest Yankel, but he answered the description of a man who had been dealing with postal orders—I do not think this was a common lodging-house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-115" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KELLY</persName> </hi>. I live at 48, Cosh Buildings, Brook Street, Ratcliff—one day in January, about 7.30 a.m., I picked up fifteen postal orders in (. 'able Street, outside Mr. Walker's shop—I gave them to the inspector of the post-office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-116" type="given" value="HENRY SYKES"/>HENRY SYKES BLAVER</persName> </hi>. I am Overseer of the Eastern District post-office—I received information, and went to Ashley Place, and saw Kelly, who gave me fifteen postal orders, 726,354 and 326,359 for one shilling each, 183,721 for four shillings, 183,725 for 1s. 6d., 183,728 and 183,727 for 1s. 6d., 776,217 and 18 for two shillings each, 189,011 for 3s. 6d., 018,913 for 3s. 6d., 618,916 for 3s. 6d., 556,057 and 556,059 for five shillings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-117" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi>. I am fourteen years old, and live at 55, Brook Street, Ratcliff—I was with Kelly when he picked up these pieces of paper, at 7 a.m., and I picked up six more near Walker's coal-shop—I gave them to Malony.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-118" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN MALONY</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of the Eastern District post-office—I received six postal orders from Jones: No. 136,069 for three shillings. 183,723, for 1s. 6d., 183,729, for 1s. 6d., 326,355, for 1s., 486,479, for 2s. 6d., and 618,920, for 3s. 6d. the issuing stamp is High Street, whitechapel.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-119" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SETTLE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Confidential Inquiry branch of the</p>
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<p>Post Office—this date-stamp is not genuine—these orders, 351,762, 65, 68, and 70, for 10s. 6d. each, have not the genuine stamp of the issuing office—these two orders, 518,000, for 1s., and 169,945, 2s., are genuine—the shilling one has Miss Dray's signature, and the other is signed "Johnson"—here are four 10s. 6d. orders which are not genuine; two of these are signed, "G. Dray"—the signatures of the other two are undecipherable—on 29th January I went to Fulman's lodging with Hurst—we saw Fulman first in the street, and Hurst asked him to accompany him back—we went into his bedroom and I saw this envelope lying on the table; it bears the name of G. Dray, and two portions of a signature—Miss Dray's signature is "G. Dray," and there is something before which looks like "Greerson"—I think all these letters on this envelope are in one person's writing, and they correspond with the signature, "G. Dray," and the two which are undecipherable—five of the orders, those for 3s., 20s, and three 10s. 6d. ones, bear the issuing stamp of December 3rd—the twenty-one orders are dated January 20—that is not the correct issuing stamp—they are from High Street, Whitechapel, and are signed "G. Dray"—they resemble letters on the envelope found in Fulman's room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS. NO</hi>. 351,763 appears to be a genuine order—I am an expert—persons might be taken in by it; the forgery is a very skilful one—Fulman lives in a workman's dwelling, three or four tenements to a flat; the tenants of each sublet them—Fulman occupied a single room, and it did not appear to be occupied by anybody else—the rooms are occupied by very poor people—the envelope was laid with the ink side to the table—the rooms were open—there was access to Fulman's room through the other rooms.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-120" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HURST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Post Office Detective</hi>). I went with Mr. Settle to arrest Fulman, and told him the charge—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I asked if he lived there—he showed me his room—I saw Mr. Settle pick up this envelope from the table—I found in the pocket of Fulman's coat hanging up in the room this pocket-book, bearing the name of "Halliwell, jeweller, Burgess Hill."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDYS</hi>. Dean Street is under a quarter of a mile from Keil's shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-121" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-121" type="surname" value="DRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-121" type="given" value="GRACE"/>GRACE DRAY</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the High Street, Whitechapel, Post Office—this "G. Dray" to these postal orders, 619,997, 290,490, 351,762, and 351,770, is not my signature—I was not in the office on December 3rd; I was ill—I did not issue these other twenty-one orders—I issued this one for one shilling, No. 51,000—this one for two shillings was issued by Miss Johnson—that is genuine; I recognise her writing no attendance-book is kept.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I had to report my absence from duty to the postmaster, and he would find a clerk—I do not think he would make a report if I sent him a medical certificate—he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-122" type="surname" value="DAVIES"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-122" type="given" value="DAVID INGHAM"/>DAVID INGHAM DAVIES</persName> </hi>. I am a barber, of 51, Grenfield Street, Commercial Road—Fulman came there one Saturday night, and I cut his hair and took his whiskers off—he gave me a half-dollar, that is, half a crown—he came again on the Monday morning for a hair-brush, and took some postal orders from his pocket, and said, "I can afford to give you half a crown; I have plenty of money," and then put them back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. He paid for the hair-brush—he had</p>
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<p>a very long beard—I know Solomon Goldstein; he was in the shop on the Saturday night, but not on the Monday morning—there were about twenty people in the shop on the Saturday; Goldstein wanted to be shaved—Hyman was there—I was alone on the Monday—I was not at the Police-court—I am not a friend of Fulman—I have seen Gold stein to-day, but have not spoken to him; yes, I have spoken to him to-day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He gave me a glass of rum, but he said nothing; he only asked me who fetched me; I had no conversation with him about what I was going to say.</p>
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<persName id="t18900303-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900303-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-123" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SETTLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>). All the forged orders of December 3rd bear three letters, "Dec.," meaning December; the genuine have only "De.," and in addition to that it is a different stamping com position.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fulman, in his statement before the Magistrate, said that he was a traveller, and sold some goods in Kingston Market for</hi> £5 10s.,
<hi rend="italic">and received</hi> £2
<hi rend="italic">in cash, and</hi> £3 10s.
<hi rend="italic">in postal orders; that he went home at</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">or</hi> 9.30,
<hi rend="italic">and the Post Office being closed, he changed some of the orders in a public-house and gave Caplon</hi> £1
<hi rend="italic">in cash and some orders, as he owed him money.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-124" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-124" type="given" value="HYMAN"/>HYMAN KAUFFMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">.</hi> I live at 21, Devonshire Street, Commercial Road, and am a bootmaker—I know Caplon and Fulman—Caplon is a traveller—about five weeks ago, on a Tuesday, Fulman came to Caplon, who sold goods to him for £3—he gave Caplon silver and paper money, and Caplon said, "I have been in London so long, and I have never seen such money; instead of paper give me silver or gold"—Fulman said, "You can go to any shop anywhere you like and change it, and get silver money for it"—Caplon did not reply, but he received the paper money and went away—Caplon was only partly dressed, but he dressed and washed himself and went into the street—I went away to look for work, and returned home about eleven o'clock at night, and my wife told me that Caplon was locked up—I went to the Arbour Square Police-court next day—Caplon was represented by a solicitor there—he did not call me as a witness, but I was ready to give evidence if I had been called—I went to the Thames Police-court and asked what Caplon was locked up for, and was told that he had some false notes in his possession; and I said that I saw the man give him the money—I said to the detective, "Come with me and I will point out the man who gave Caplon that money"—I went with two detectives and did so, and he was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Caplon is my father-in-law; he sells shawls and hand kerchiefs; he sold some on the morning he was locked up, and Itchka took them away with him—I never saw Itchka buy any stock before; I have known him since last summer; he lived with Caplon several weeks, and left before the Feast of Tabernacles.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-125" type="surname" value="KAUFFMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-125" type="given" value="RACHEL"/>RACHEL KAUFFMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am the wife of Hyman Kauffman, of Devonshire Street—about five weeks ago, on a Tuesday, Itchka came and bought goods of my father, and gave him silver and paper money; he refused to take the paper money, and said, "I have been in London so long, and do not know what it is"—Itchka said, "If you co to any shop or any public-house they will give it to you," and he took his goods, and went away—my father dressed himself in the afternoon, and went</p>
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<p>away, and the Inspector came and asked to search; I cannot speak English, and could not ask him what he was searching for; I went into the street, and heard that my father was locked up, and next morning I went to the Court, and inquired what he was locked up for, and was in formed that he had some false money in his possession—I had never seen postal orders in his possession before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My father has only lived in England three years—I have known Itchka since last year—he wheeled a barrow and wore a beard then.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-126" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-126" type="surname" value="LEVY"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-126" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH LEVY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). My husband is a bookbinder—we live at 14, Booth Street—I know Goldstein—I was sitting in the passage at the Thames Police-court, speaking to some people, and Goldstein came to me, and said, "What is the matter with you? what are you doing here?"—I told him I came to be a witness for Itchka Fulman—he heard all that I had to say, and said, "What are you going to say? what you get for it?"—I said, "I don't want nothing; I only came here to speak the truth"—he said, "In this generation the truth and nothing but the truth, so long as I get something for it"—he called me a fool because I did not ask for money, and wont away from me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to speak for Itchka, not for Caplon—I knew that Itchka was arrested on Wednesday, and on Saturday he was engaged to be married—I live in the back room, and he in the front.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900303-name-127" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-127" type="surname" value="LEVY"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-name-127" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LEVY</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, and live at St. George's-in-the-East; I know Caplon and Goldstein—last Sunday ten days I met Goldstein at the corner of Berners Street—he said, "Here you are, I have not seen you for a long time; do you want to have a job?"—I said, "Let me know; if I am able to do the job I shall do it"—he said, "Would you like to have half-a a quartern of rum?"—I said, "I want to know before what sort of job you are going to give me"—he asked if I should like to be a witness—I said, "Tell me what case"—he said, "If you like to be a witness I will give you good pay"—I said I have a good character, I don't want to swear to anything I don't know—he suggested that if I gave evidence I could get money for doing it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was ten days ago from to-day, Sunday week—I live in Berry Street, Commercial Road—I did not know that Caplon and Itchka were in trouble; I do not know them—I got a paper to come here and give evidence—I live in Old Gravel Lane now, my number is 929, and I live in the workhouse—I was out on Sunday for a walk—I know Yankel; he is a countryman of mine—I come from Coblona, Poland, twenty-four miles from Warsaw.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were other indictments against the prisoners, which were postponed to next Sessions.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18900303-250-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, To forging and uttering the endorsement on an order for the payment of £10.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lord Chief Justice Coleridge.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL PLUMMER</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-251-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, For a rape on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-251-offence-1 t18900303-name-134"/>Ellen Plummer</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-251-18900303 t18900303-251-punishment-27"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES MURRELL FORTUNE</hi> (31)</persName>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-252-18900303 t18900303-252-punishment-28"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA GWYNN</hi>,</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-253-offence-1 t18900303-name-137"/>Henry Brown</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR MEAGHER</hi> (22)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-254-offence-1 t18900303-name-139"/>Ellen Andrews</persName> out of the possession of her father, that she might be carnally known, she being under eighteen years of age.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-254-18900303 t18900303-254-punishment-30"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SEABROOK</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-255-offence-1 t18900303-name-141"/>George Horley</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner did not deny having exposed the libellous placard in his window, and not having pleaded a justification, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">told the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">that there was no defence to the case.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900303-255-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900303-255-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY LEE HIND</hi> (32)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-256-offence-1 t18900303-name-143"/>Alfred James Wells</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stopped the case during its progress, expressing their opinion that although the Prisoner's transactions were irregular, there was not enough to justify a conviction.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-256-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>He was further charged upon three other indictments, upon which no evidence was offered.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-256-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUTR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-146" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY CAMPBELL</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant, and live at Wood ford—on 24th February I was in the waiting-room at Liverpool Street Station—I put this bag (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) by my side, and was reading—the prisoner, who was sitting opposite to me, rose up and moved the bag from within my reach to the other side of the table—I made no sign—he then went to the window, remained two or three minutes, and then returned, picked up the bag, and walked hurriedly away—I pointed him</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>, You did not say that, seeing the night shirt at the top, you thought it was your bag, but you spoke very quickly, and I may have misunderstood you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-147" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at Liverpool Street Station—Mr. Campbell pointed out the prisoner to me; he came out of the waiting room into the booking-office, and on to the platform with this bag in his hand—when he got off the platform under the dark arches lie opened the bag, and took out a white paper parcel and some books, and turned all the things over, and picked up the parcel and put it back again, and walked down the sub way to the Underground Railway—I put my hand on his shoulder and said "Does that bag belong to you?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Another gentleman says it belongs to him"—he made no answer—on the way back he said, "This is my bag, it contains a night-shirt"—I said, "Of course you know it contains a night-shirt, because you looked at everything in it"—he said, "My bag contained a night-shirt, let us go and have a drink"—I did not do that—we went back to the prosecutor, and I said, "Is this your bag?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Do you charge him with stealing it?"—he said, "Yes," and I took him to the Police-office—he did not offer to take me to the waiting room and show me his bag; a constable found his bag at a coffee-house at Charing Cross; it was not quite so large as this bag, and not so good—he was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You only took out the parcel, but you turned the other things over.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-148" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 887). The prisoner was handed over to me at Liverpool Street Station—on the way to the station he said, "It must have been, a stupid thing for me to do, I must have mistaken it for my bag"—he gave his address at a coffee-shop in Duke Street, Adelphi, where I found this bag, containing three or four pairs of socks and a night shirt—he told me he had been stopping there for four nights—the night shirt was not in the bag, it was on the top of it—the socks were in the bag, and a paper parcel—he was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his Defence, stated that being the worse for drink he believed the bag was his own.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>,—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday March</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SUMMERS</hi> (21)</persName> and
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SUMMERS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</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="italic">City Detective</hi>). On Saturday, 1st February, I was in plain clothes, off duty, with George Berry, a silversmith, and a friend of</p>
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<p>mine—I saw the prisoners and another man walking together in Barbican, in the direction of Finsbury—their backs were towards me; I and Berry followed them—they passed a lady, after which I saw her handbag was open—they walked a few yards, and then returned and went into Aldersgate Street Station—I went in and saw Summers on the platform, and Farrell in the lavatory on the bridge having his boots cleaned—I did not see the third man anywhere—I went on the platform with Berry—Farrell joined Summers about three minutes after—a London, Chatham and Dover train came in, which goes, among other places, to the Borough Road—the prisoners went towards the carriages, but did not get in—the next train that came in was a Great Northern, for High Barnet—the prisoners moved towards that train, and Farrell placed himself in front of Mrs. Marsh, and Summers placed himself on her left side—she Was carrying a handbag on her left arm—I observed Summers place his left hand on the bag and open it, and extricate a purse with his right hand, and put it in his pocket—he made a step backwards, and I caught hold of him, and Berry put him up against the rails of the platform, and he threw the purse on the ground—I did not see where Farrell went to; my back was to the train—when I looked round he had gone—I took Summers into custody—afterwards I saw Farrell in the custody of Wear at Aldersgate Street Station—I told him I was a police officer, and that he would be charged with stealing a purse—he said, "I know nothing about it"—an inspector of the Metropolitan Railway handed me a ticket at the same time, and said, "This is the ticket which Farrell gave to me"—it is a third-class ticket from Aldersgate Street to Borough Road—I never saw either of the prisoners before that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Summers threw the purse away about half-past one—I found Farrell in Wear's custody about twenty minutes afterwards—I had been with Berry since twelve o'clock—we were standing at the corner of a street in the Barbican when the three men passed us—we stood looking at them when they passed the lady—we both had the same opportunity of seeing them—I did not tell the Alderman about seeing them pass a lady, and her bag being open afterwards, because the chief clerk told me to come to the fact at once—when the lady's purse was stolen on the platform I was standing three yards from the prisoners, opposite the ticket-box—this was on Saturday afternoon, and at a quarter-past one it was a busy time at the station—passengers were going to and coming from the trains; other persons were on the platform—the purse was taken from the bag very quickly; a pair of sharp eyes could see it, I think—I did not notice where Farrell went to—when I charged him at the railway station he said, "I know nothing about it"—at the Police-station he was asked his name and address; he gave a correct address near the Goswell, Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I watched the three men in the Barbican, because they were of respectable appearance, but their boots were dirty, as though they had been walking some time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-154" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a silversmith, of 9, Bartholomew Close—on Saturday afternoon, 1st February, about 1.15, I was with Phillips in the Barbican—I saw the two prisoners and another man—we let them go by and followed them—they were going towards Finsbury—they met a lady coming in the opposite direction—as she passed, I noticed her bag was open—the prisoners and the other men turned back, and went to the ticket</p>
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<p>office of the Aldersgate Street Station—I and Phillips followed—Summers and the third man went on the platform, and there the third man left Summers, and went to the end of the platform—Farrell stopped in the lavatory, and had his boots cleaned, and then joined Summers—a London, Chatham and Dover train came in—the prisoners went towards some females getting into a second-class carriage—they did not get in, but stood back against the wall—that train went, and afterwards a Great Northern High Barnet train came in—the prisoners then went towards the prosecutrix, who was going to get into a second-class carriage; Farrell went in front of her, and Summers on her left side—Summers put his left hand on the handbag she carried on her left arm, and with his right hand he took this purse out of the bag, and put it in his right hand coat pocket—I and Phillips took hold of him; he took the purse out, and threw it on to the platform—the guard picked it up—Farrell got into the train just by where we were—I cannot say if he got into a second or third class carriage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Farrell in custody about half an hour after wards on the middle platform at Aldersgate Street Station—I was waiting there then—I had gone with Summers to the Police-station, and come back to the railway station—I saw Farrell come along the platform; I did not see him get out of the train—I had not seen him before that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoners only went by us in the Barbican—I watched them four or five minutes on the platform—Farrell is one of the men, I have no doubt about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-155" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN MARSH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Marsh; we live at 68, Craston Road, Streatham Hill—this is my purse—I had it in this bag, which was slung on my left arm, on Saturday, 1st February, when I was at Aldersgate Street Station, going second-class to Wood Green with my husband on business—I approached a carriage, when Summers knocked my elbow, which had been broken, and hurt me very much—I turned and looked at him—I cannot say I saw Farrell—I got in the carriage, and then the detective spoke to me, and I found my bag was open and my purse, containing £1 3s., gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Some persons were there—my money was quite safe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-156" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am a guard on the Great Northern Railway—on Saturday, 1st February, I had charge of the rear part of a High Barnet train, which left Aldersgate Street at 1. 23—I observed Mrs. Marsh getting into a third-class carriage—I went along to close the doors, and saw Hamilton catch hold of Summers by the collar and call out, "I will have that purse;" he no sooner said that than the purse was thrown, and hit me on the leg and fell to the ground—some person, whom I cannot recognise, attempted to pick it up, and I put my foot on it, and gave it to Hamilton—the person who tried to pick it up got into a carriage—I got the lady out of the compartment—the train went on—I got into my van—I noticed a person looking out of a window, which was, as near as I could make out, the window of the carriage into which the person got—I saw the person get out of the train at the next station, and followed him up as he made for the exit-gate—it was Farrell—I touched him on the shoulder and said, "Where are you for?"—he said, "I have got into the wrong train, the guard told me to ret in at the last station"—I said, "Where is your ticket?"—he said, "I have a ticket," and he took from his pocket and</p>
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<p>showed me a ticket from Aldersgate Street to the Borough Road—I called the collector, and told him in the prisoner's presence, that the person had a Chatham and Dover ticket, and he said, "Send him over the other side"—a porter came, and I said I had my suspicions that I believed he was a person required at Aldersgate Street, one of a party connected with stealing a purse there, and I handed him over to a porter and started my train—by the way the prisoner got out of the train at Farringdon Street I have an opinion that he is the man that attempted to pick up the purse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been a guard close on six years—occasionally people get into the wrong train—it is usual for them then to come and tell the guard—he said the guard told him to get in; I understood him to mean me—I had my uniform on—I was at the Police-court, but I was not examined—I received instructions from the King's Cross station-master about a fortnight since to come here—when I said, in Farrell's hearing, that I suspected him of being one of a party connected with stealing a purse at Aldersgate Street, he made no reply—he said nothing whatever in my hearing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> No solicitor was present for the prosecution at Guildhall—Phillips conducted the case; I did not hear him propose to call me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer Great Northern Railway</hi>). At 1.20 p.m. I was on the down line of the Great Northern Station, Aldersgate Street—I saw Mrs. Marsh carrying a handbag—I saw the London, Chatham and Dover train come in, and afterwards the Great Northern—I was standing behind the lady and her husband, who was reading a newspaper; she made her way to the train; I followed—a crowd was crushing towards the train—Summers came between her and me on the left side, and then I saw her handbag open; her white handkerchief was showing at the top—Summers passed at her back; I caught him by the coat collar, and said, "Give me that purse"—he struggled with me; his hand was in his right coat pocket; he pulled out a purse and threw it towards the end of the train, and it fell on the platform—I saw the rear guard coming along, and I called out, "Guard, pick up that purse; bring it to me"—I did not notice Farrell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-158" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE SERLE</persName> </hi>. I am a Metropolitan Railway porter at Farringdon Street Station—at 1. 23 on this Saturday afternoon, when the High Barnet train came in, I was on the platform—I saw Shepherd get out and run towards the middle of the train—I followed close behind him, and saw him stop Farrell and ask him where he was going—he said he was going to the Borough Road; he had got into the wrong train—the guard asked how he came to get in the train; Farrell said, "The guard told me," and pointed to Shepherd, who said, "I am the guard, and I did not tell you to get into this train"—Shepherd told me to take him back to Aldersgate Street, and see the station inspector—I did so, and called the inspector's attention, and asked if anything was lost, in Farrell's presence—he said he would see, went into the booking-office and brought Wear, a constable, to whom I gave Farrell—Shepherd said to me at Farringdon Street, before asking me to take him back, "That man had a friend at Aldersgate Street, who I understood had been stealing a watch"—Farrell said nothing to that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not at Guildhall—I was asked to come here about a fortnight ago—Farrell said, in answer to Shepherd, The guard</p>
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<p>put me in," pointing to Shepherd; I was present—I have not seen Shepherd in the meantime—I did not hear Farrell say, "I know nothing about it," when Shepherd said he suspected him to be concerned with stealing—I daresay I should have heard it if he had said it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman.</hi> 283). I was called about 1.40 to Aldersgate Street Railway Station, where I found Farrell in Serle's custody; he was handed over to me and the platform Inspector, who said he should be handed over to me till the arrival of Phillips, for being concerned with a man in custody in stealing a purse; Farrell made no reply—during the time he was in my custody he tried to escape, and succeeded in reaching a train in motion towards Moorgate Street, the other way to the Borough—to avoid an accident I let him get in, and got in myself, and at Moorgate Street I removed him, and brought him back to Aldersgate Street again, and handed him to Phillips.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Some persons, not many, gathered round us at Alders gate Street to see what was happening—the prisoner said to me, "Take me to the station, and don't keep me in this crowd"—he was sitting down, and a train came in, and when it started he get into it—I had kept him on the platform ten minutes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Summers** † then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in September</hi>, 1885,
<hi rend="italic">and Farrell † to one in October</hi>, 1886,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-258-18900303 t18900303-258-punishment-33"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-259-offence-1 t18900303-name-162"/>James Tilbury</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted. The details of this case are unfit for publication.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The younger Prisoner</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABINGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-167" type="given" value="JAMES WOOD"/>JAMES WOOD BARLOW</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Avenue Road, South Norwood Park—the younger prisoner came into my service on July 14th, 1888, and left on November 5th, 1889, when I prosecuted her—during the time she was with me I saw the elder prisoner, her mother, twice—she was called Mrs. Green; the younger prisoner was Eliza Lovell—in September, 1888, two or three months after the girl came into my employment, I missed a diamond ring, value eight guineas—I blamed my man servant at the time, but I could not prove it, and let the matter drop—while the girl was with us I also missed a spade guinea—in November, 1889, she got intoxicated, and I gave her notice to leave and a month's wages, and when she was going she was taking some of our wines and spirits out, and I prosecuted her—after she left a communication was made to me, and Chick brought some of these things to my house—these are my five silk handkerchiefs; they were in a box in an empty room at the top of the house—these are my wine-glasses and my diamond ring.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the elder Prisoner.</hi> You came once to my house at Leatherhead, and once to Norwood—I heard you had two wedding rings on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-168" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW CHICK</persName> </hi>. I arrested the elder prisoner, and I was there when the younger prisoner was arrested—in consequence of information I searched 14, Distillery Road, where the younger prisoner lived; I found this spade guinea, silk handkerchiefs, candlestick, blanket, dominoes and box and cribbage-board, six wine-glasses, meerschaum pipe, toilet mats, match-holder—the elder prisoner had been living there two or three months before—in consequence of what the younger prisoner said to me, I went to 21, Alpha Place, where I saw the elder prisoner, and told her daughter was in custody for stealing a lot of linen, and I said, "She had made a statement to me, and therefore I shall take you into custody for receiving them"—she said, "Very well, I know nothing about it"—I took her to the station—the younger prisoner was brought out of her cell, and they were confronted—I read to the elder prisoner what the younger prisoner had told me as to another case—she was charged and made no reply—on the 30th I went again to Alpha Place and searched the elder prisoner's room in the presence of her daughter in-law—I found in a bonnet-box in a cupboard in the front room this diamond ring, and in another room occupied by her two wine-glasses in a box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-169" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET CHAMBERLAIN</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 12, Distillery Road—the elder prisoner came to live next door but one to me, nearly five years ago, as housekeeper to my brother—the younger prisoner used to come to her mother occasionally, when she was out of a situation—my brother discharged the elder prisoner, and the younger one remained about a month—the elder prisoner went to her son's, in London—I saw these things, found by Chick, at my place—the elder prisoner had access to the place where they were found when she was there—they lived there together.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-170" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE ATFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Atfield, a labourer, of 67, Addison Road—the younger prisoner brought these two wine-glasses, draught-box, and candlestick to a young man, Burns, who was lodging with us—she was keeping company with him, so far as I know—she left them there for him; he was in when she brought the dominoes—after wards both prisoners came and took them away—I believe the younger prisoner fell out with the young man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the elder Prisoner.</hi> You packed them up; you put up the dominoes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The elder Prisoner, in her statement before the Magistrate and in her defence, said that her daughter gave her the ring, and said she had given a boy</hi> 2d.
<hi rend="italic">for it; that she did not consider it worth anything; and that the glasses had been packed up with her things by mistake. The younger Prisoner, in her defence, said that Mrs. Barlow had given her the glasses and curtains.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The elder Prisoner</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-260-offence-2 t18900303-name-171"/>John Slater</persName>, the employer of Eliza Lovell the younger</rs>, to which she</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-261-offence-1 t18900303-name-173"/>Richard Darcombe</persName>; having been convioted of felony in October, 1887, at Newington, in Surrey, in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-name-174 t18900303-alias-3"/>George Taylor</rs> </persName>, to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-175" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HAND</persName> </hi>. I am a warder at H. M. Prison, Wandsworth—I was present at the Newington Sessions House on 19th October, 1887, when the prisoner was charged with housebreaking and larceny, and sentenced totwo years' imprisonment with hard labour, in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900303-name-176 t18900303-alias-4"/>George Taylor</rs> </persName>—there was a second indictment against him for stealing a watch and £32—I was present—for the last twelve months I have had him under my charge, he came out on 17th October—I have no doubt he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You have a scar on the right side of your head, and one under your chin, according to the record—I have not seen those scars—I am positive you are the man—I know you by your face and voice—you were not under my observation the whole two years, only the last twelve months—you were under my charge, but you were under Bottomley, a temporary officer, who is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw him about four times a week; if I had any doubt I should give him the benefit of it; I was present at the trial.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Two warders in the dock looked at the prisoners chin, and said there was a sear upon it.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of the previous conviction—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, March</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lord Chief Justice Coleridge.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-179" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I live at the top of the house, 59, Lower North Street, Chelsea—the prisoner, his wife, and family occupied the shop and the room behind on the ground floor and the first floor room—he is a cat's meat man—on Thursday, 20th February, I came from work about twelve in the day, and went up to my room—as I was going upstairs I heard the wife say, "You had better kill me at once, you brute!"—that was all I heard—I had been up in my room about twenty minutes, the prisoner called me down—I went down, and found the deceased lying in the passage, outside their parlour door, at the foot of the staircase—the prisoner was standing by her side—he was holding her by one arm with one hand, and supporting himself by the bannisters with the other—he was very muddled with drink—he told me to look after his wife—I asked him what he had done—he said that had nothing to do with me, that was his business—I and the prisoner lifted her up—we got her as far as the yard door, the prisoner then left her, and I went on with her myself into the yard, and she then fell—I assisted her upstairs with Mrs. Hilsden, put her on the bed, and took off her clothes—on the left side of her stays I saw a stain of blood at the lower part—I knew that she was far advanced in pregnancy—I sent for Dr. Frankish, and he came about half-past two-after he had gone the deceased said something to me, in consequence of which I examined her, and I then found a wound in the stomach—it was</p>
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<p>bleeding at that time—she had her chemise on—the doctor came again about twenty minutes past six, and then attended to the wound—he then went away, and came back again—she died at half-past eleven—the prisoner came up and down to the room very often—he said nothing about this matter—I have known him six years; I have lived in the same house with them—they lived on very good terms indeed until the last two years—during those two years he has been very jealous of her, accusing her of a wrong thing—I have very often heard quarrels between them—the prisoner was always in drink when he quarrelled with his wife; when sober he was a very good husband to her—when they were quarrelling he has accused her of very wrongful things—I have heard him threaten her—a week before this I heard him threaten he would do for her before he had done—he often used to say so when in drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crow-examined.</hi> They were on very affectionate terms during the four years I lived in the same house—for the last two years he was very frequently drunk—he had been suffering from delirium tremens once or twice, and was violent—he has been ill, and under medical treatment he has seven children, all living with them—when sober he was a very good father to his children and a kind husband—on the morning in question I heard some rather violent quarrelling—I did not see the woman—I heard her voice—she seemed excited—there was a wrangling going on, on and off during the morning—the prisoner was not so very drunk; he was very muddled—he seemed very fidgety and agitated after it had happened—he did not seem grieved; he seemed very anxious to come into the room—he knew the doctor was coming; he sent his own little boy for him—it was the doctor that had attended his wife in her last confinement—the prisoner showed no sign of wanting to get away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was there when the doctor came—I don't know whether he saw him, I was upstairs—I said to him, "You had better send for the doctor"; and he sent for him—nothing was said about the wound on the first occasion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-180" type="given" value="JOHN ALFRED GEORGE"/>JOHN ALFRED GEORGE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the prisoner—on the morning of 20th February I went out about quarter to four—my father and mother were not on good terms at that time; they had been, quarrel ling that morning—my father was in drink when I left the house—I came back at half past ten—while I was out, at a quarter to nine, I saw my mother run from the house into the street—she stood there about two seconds, and then walked back again—I then went to my work, and returned after four in the afternoon—I went upstairs and saw my mother in bed—my father was in the room—I said, "Mother, what is the matter?"—she made no answer—about eight in the evening I was in the kitchen with my father—he said, "Alf, I threw the knife at mother"—he was cutting the skewers that afternoon, so I knew what knife it was—I had not seen him do it, but I knew by the chips about the kitchen—that was where the skewers were generally cut—no knife was kept in that room for the purpose of cutting skewers; a particular knife was used for it—this is the knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw it on the counter in the shop the same evening—there was no blood on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My father was generally kind to me and my brothers and sisters—he was also kind and thoughtful to my mother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had beindrinking on and off for some time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-181" type="given" value="ALFRED WILLIAM"/>ALFRED WILLIAM ODELL</persName> </hi>. I am a horseflesh purveyor, of 19, Marl</p>
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<p>borough Square—the prisoner married my sister—I have been a visitor at the house from time to time—he has given way to drink for the last two years—when sober he was a kindly man; when in liquor he was very quarrelsome—between four and half-past on 20th February I received a message, in consequence of which I wont to the prisoner's house—I went upstairs and found my sister in bed—in consequence of what she told me I went for Dr. Frankish; he was not at home; I left a message, and returned to the house about half-past five—I found my sister still in bed, and the prisoner in the room—he kept continually going to the bedside, talking ridiculous talk—he had been drinking for a considerable time—I could not say whether he was drunk or sober, betwixt and between—my sister was very ill at the time—I told him he had better keep away from the bed side, and he had better go downstairs—he said, "I will take your advice," and he went down—I went down shortly after—I found him in the parlour adjoining the shop; he said to me, "
<hi rend="italic">Alf</hi>, I have done it; I suppose I shall be b——well hanged for it; but if I do, bad luck to the one that rounds on me"—I then said, "Jack, if you have done it, I am ashamed of you," and I forbade him then to speak to me—he tried to speak to me again, and I forbade him—by that time the doctor had arrived, and sent for me, and I went up and saw him; my sister was worse at that time—I stayed with her till she died, about half past eleven that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not know I was going to the station; I went on my own responsibility.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective B</hi>). About a quarter-past seven in the evening; of 20th February I went to 59, North Street, and there saw the doctor; from what he told me I went to the prisoner, who was then sitting in an arm-chair in the back room, asleep—I spoke to the son first, and from what he told me I asked for the skewer knife, and he gave it me; this is it—I woke the prisoner, and told him he would have to go to the station with me—he said, "Let me see your warrant"—I showed him my book—he said, "All right; I will go with you"—I then told him he would be charged with stabbing his wife—he said, "I did not do it"—on the way to the station he put his hands in his pocket, and said, "This is all through a little drop of
<hi rend="italic">tiddley,"</hi> meaning beer—at the station the charge was read over to him by Sergeant Wright—he said, "That's right," and burst out in tears—I took possession of the clothes the deceased was wearing, and produce them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The knife is an ordinary knife for cutting skewers, it is heavy in the handle—he was very much affected when charged—he had the appearance of a man dazed and recovering from drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-183" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN FRANKISH</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 102, Sloane Street—on 20th February, about half-past two, I was sent for to 59, North Street—I there saw the prisoner—he did not give me any details as to his wife's condition—I went upstairs to the room on the first floor, and saw Mrs. Lawrence in bed, Mrs. Morgan was with her, and I had some conversation with her—the deceased was far advanced in pregnancy—nothing was said at that time about the existence of a wound, and I merely treated her medically for premature labour, which I feared might come on—I left her, saying I would send some medicine, which I did—about a quarter-past six I returned to the house, and then in consequence of</p>
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<p>what I was told I examined her—I found a wound on the left side, midway between the navel and the edge of the ribs, about three inches to the left of the middle line of the body—blood was oozing from the wound—I dressed the wound and stitched it up, the vein was bleeding—at that time she made a statement with regard to the wound—I do not recollect saying anything to her as to her condition, before she made that statement—she was in an extremely debilitated collapsed state—from what I saw I suspected internal injury; a greater injury than I could see any external appearance of—I then left, and returned about half-past nine—I found her still weaker—I again dressed the wound, and again stitched it up—the condition was much more marked—I left, and saw her no more alive—on the 22nd I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination of the body—I was then able to trace the wound through the abdominal walls, severing a large vein lying over the intestines, and passing through the left lobe of the liver—the direction of the wound was downwards, backwards, and inwards—the outer wound was about half au inch wide, and penetrated from about three inches to three and a half—there was considerable internal hemorrhage; there was from three to four pints of liquid blood in the cavity of the abdomen—death was due from exhaustion, consequent upon the hemorrhage caused by the wound—I had placed before me the dress, petticoat, stays, and chemise which were worn by the deceased on this day—I found in them the marks of a cut, through all the four articles of clothing, all caused by the same cut—three folds of the dress were cut through—the knife produced is such a one as would inflict such a wound—I should say it went up to the hilt—it is only sharp at the edge; the back is blunt—I think the injury could have been inflicted by a throw of the knife—if so, it must have been thrown with considerable violence—from the direction of the wound, the person inflicting it would probably be taller than the person on whom it was inflicted, and four or five feet from the person—I think sufficient impetus could be placed on the weapon so as to cause the injury; the woman being pregnant the abdominal walls would be tense, like the head of a drum, and therefore a knife like this would penetrate much more easily than if they were flaccid—I think it would penetrate the stays; it has a very sharp point, and would penetrate easily—the wound was necessarily fatal; nothing could have saved her—she made no statement to me on my first visit, showing that she was aware of approaching death—I do not recollect that she did so on the second visit—she felt very bad and very faint—she did not say that she did not think she should recover—I did not tell her that she was rapidly sinking—there is no whalebone in that part of the stays where the wound was; it is a thin part.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of manslaughter—</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, March</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA ANNIE FITZHUGH</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900303-263-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining goods and money by false pretences.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts,</hi> for conspiracy.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-186" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM PEACH</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, of Ennis Road, Stroud Green—I have known the younger prisoner about three years—she</p>
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<p>Called on me in March, and asked me to lend her some money—she said she was engaged as private vocalist to the Princess of Wales, at Marlborough House, and her quarter would come on May 23rd, when she expected to receive her salary, and would pay me on the very day, or the day after—she had made similar statements before; she was continually visiting at our house as a friend—believing her statements, I lent her £5, for which she gave me this I O U—when May 23rd arrived, I asked her if she had received her quarter's salary, she said no; she had made a mistake, and had to be paid half-yearly instead—I never got the money; she always made excuses about the family being abroad, and so on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by E. A. Fitzhugh.</hi> My father offered to become security for the money if I lent it, but I should not have lent it if you had not told me about Marlborough House.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-187" type="given" value="DIGHTON"/>SIR DIGHTON PROBYN</persName> </hi>, K. C. B. I am a general in the Army and Comptroller of the Household to H. R. H. the Prince of Wales—there never was a private vocalist named Eliza Annie Fitzhugh employed in the household—there is a housemaid named Fitzhugh, but no one else of the name—no applications have been made by the younger prisoner, or on her behalf, for an appointment at Marlborough House—all applications must come through my hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by E. A. Fitzhugh.</hi> I do not remember seeing you at the Alexandra Palace when the Prince and Princess of Wales were there—they went into the hall, and a concert had commenced—I do not know whether you gave it—I have heard that you sang at Wolverton, near Sandringham; it was a little village concert.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-188" type="given" value="D'AUVERGNE HENRY"/>D'AUVERGNE HENRY BERNARD</persName> </hi>. I am a musician, and have known the younger prisoner about two years—she came to me on 12th April, 1889, and said she wanted money to buy mourning, as the Household authorities wished her to attend the Duchess of Cambridge's funeral the following day—she had told me that she sang to the Duchess of Cambridge at her bedtime, and that she was very intimate with the Princess Maud, and was engaged as private vocalist at the Royal Household—I lent her £5, and she never repaid me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by E A. Fitzhugh.</hi> You wanted to obtain goods from my employer, and I said I did not want you to do that; I will lend you the money myself—you were in the shop with me for an hour.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-189" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WELLS</persName> </hi>. I am page to H. R. H. the Duke of Cambridge—I lived with the Duchess at Kew twenty-two years up to her death—the younger prisoner was never employed there in any capacity—she was not at the house attending the funeral—she may have been in the church or the churchyard, but she did not attend as a servant of the Household.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-190" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WILKIE</persName> </hi>. I live at Cyril Terrace, Green Lanes, and assist my father, a baker—the two prisoners lived at Harold Terrace, Hermitage Road, and opened an account for bread with my father—I saw them both there; they both said that the younger prisoner was a vocalist at Marlborough House, and I believed them, and supplied them up to 18s. 11d.—on asking for the money they said that the Royal Household was away, and they could not pay till they came back—we never got the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Eliza Fitzhugh.</hi> You did not tell me what your daughter was till after the goods were supplied—we ceased to supply bread because we were dissatisfied.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Some reference was given, and we made inquiries, and about six weeks after that I went and saw the prisoners, and asked them questions—I supplied them with goods for a short time after that because I believed their statements.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by E. A. Fitzhugh.</hi> I did not call for the order; my man did; I believe you told him you wanted a quarter's credit—I said that I should not have applied for it, only my father was short of money—we did not ask for a reference.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-191" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BARKER</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman, of Seven Sisters Road—on 20th July the elder prisoner asked me to supply her with milk at Harold Terrace—that was the first day they were there—I saw them again next day, and she asked me if I could give her credit; I said that the last people who lived there owed me money—she said that her daughter was private vocalist to the Princess Maud, and the Royal Household was away, and that was why she was at home, and she wanted credit because her salary was only paid quarterly—I believed that and supplied them—the first quarter was to be on August 27th, it was not paid; I said I should write to Marlborough House to know—the younger prisoner begged me not to do that, and cried at the door; and the elder prisoner said, "Pray do not do that, as if you do you will ruin my daughter"—I did not do it—I afterwards met them in the street, and the younger prisoner said she had been to sign articles at Marlborough House with Col. Nolan, for her money to be sent on in a day or two—I went to the house in a day or two, and found this note in the empty milk-can. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the Royal Family being away made it difficult to get the money</hi>)—I never got paid—the amount is £2 14s. 8d.—the mother told me that Lady Knollys paid her daughter—they afterwards disappeared from the place, and I could find no trace of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900303-name-192" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY SPRUNT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to a grocer in Seven Sisters Road—on 23rd July I left his card at 14, Harold Terrace, and on the 26th I was passing, and the elder prisoner called me and said that if I would give a month's credit she would give me an order, that her daughter was private vocalist at Marlborough House, and took her money monthly, and I believed her, and supplied them with grocery till October, when the account amounted to £7 15s. 11d.—about six weeks after the account commenced I applied to Mrs. Fitzhugh for payment—she said that the Princess of Wales was away, and her daughter would not receive her money till they returned—I had more than one interview with her, and the same thing was said again—she said that the father, Mr. Fitzhugh, was dying of fever, and she should not be able to go back to Marlborough House for some weeks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by E. A. Fitzhugh.</hi> You gave me a reference—while we were talking a gentleman and his wife walked up, and said that your mother was a very respectable woman, and your mother mentioned your being at Marlborough House—I also called on your landlord.</p>