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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-2" type="given" value="ROLLS"/>ROLLS CHAMBERS</persName>, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</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 24th, 1890, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-3" type="given" value="HENRY AARON"/>HENRY AARON ISAACS</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-4" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-8" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLYDORE DE KEYSER</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-13" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HART</persName> </hi>, Esq,
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-15" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-16" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-17" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ISAACS, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners were tried at the last Session, with Louis Caplon</hi> (see page 412),
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<p>Both the prisoners were now found
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<interp inst="t18900324-299-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, To unlawfully attempting to obtain by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900324-299-offence-1 t18900324-name-31"/>Louisa Gaite</persName> a hall-lamp, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs> and</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY MARTIN</hi>** (68)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900324-300-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, To stealing a piece of beige, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900324-300-offence-1 t18900324-name-33"/>William Morley</persName> and another, after a conviction of felony in January, 1881.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL LEARY</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900324-301-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> to feloniously uttering counterfeit coin, after a conviction of a like offence on February 8th, 1888, in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900324-name-35 t18900324-alias-1"/>George Clark</rs> </persName>, when he was sentenced to five years' penal servitude.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-301-18900324 t18900324-301-punishment-9"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUISA EVANS</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900324-302-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having counterfeit coin in their possession, with intent to utter it.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-38" type="given" value="GILBERT"/>GILBERT SMALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective J</hi>). On March 14th, about twelve o'clock in the day, I was watching No. 27, New Tothill Street, Westminster, and saw Evans come out carrying a parcel—I stopped her, and said, "What have you in your parcel?"—she said, "A piece of calico"—I said, "Where did you buy it?"—she said, "In a shop in Buckingham Palace Road"—I said, "What name?"—she said, "I don't know the name, but I can show you the shop"—I said, "Where do you live?"—she said, "At the back of the Baths, at a common lodging house"—I took from her hand a bunch of four keys, and a purse, containing two separate shillings, a sixpence, and three farthings good money—I handed the keys to Main, and took her to the station, where she made the same statement to the Inspector—I left her at the station, and went to 27, New Tothill Street with Main, Stanley, and Sergeant Sewell—we went up to the second floor front; the front room was fastened with a padlock, which I saw unlocked with one of the keys found on the female prisoner—I went in with the other constables, and saw Main find a milk-can on the window-ledge, containing this packet of five florins.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 197). On March 14th I went to 27, New Tothill Street with the other constables—I received four keys from Small, with one of which I unlocked a padlock on the door of the front top room—I searched, and found a packet of five counterfeit florins in this milk-can on the window-sill, between two flower pots—the window was partly open at the bottom—the coins were wrapped separately in newspaper, and brown paper over it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-40" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALDECK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant S</hi>). On March 14th, about 12.30 p.m., I saw Jones in Tothill Street—as he passed No. 27 he looked at the window—I stopped him, and said, "I am a policeman, and am going to take you in custody on suspicion of having counterfeit coin in your possession, and also at your lodging, and being concerned with a woman in custody; where do you live?"—he pointed towards Peter Street, and said, "Over there, in a lodging-house"—I said, "No you don't; you live round the corner, at No. 27; come on, we will go there"—he said, "All right"—we went to No. 27; Mrs. Kelly, the landlady,</p>
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<p>opened the door, and I said, "Do you know this man?"—she said, "Yes; he lives up in my top floor"—I said, "I thought you told me you lived in a lodging-house?"—he said, "All right, this is where I live"—I went up with him to the top floor front—Small and Main were then in the room, and he said, "What are these men doing here? you have been in my room"—I said, "No"—Main produced the coins, and said, "I found these in a milk-can on the window-sill"—Jones said, "I know nothing about them; how do I know what these men have been doing here?"—I took him to the station, where the female prisoner was sitting—I said, "There is the woman you will be charged with being concerned with"—he said, "I never saw her before in my life," and she said, "I don't know you"—I have seen them together several times during the last three months, having had them under observation—I searched Jones at the station, and found a sixpence and a halfpenny.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-41" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN KELLY</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and am landlady of 27, New Tothill Street—the two prisoners have occupied my top front room as man and wife between three and four months in the name of Evans—I also know the man as Oliver Neal, and the woman said her maiden name was Louisa Evans; she paid the rent—he gave no name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these five florins are counterfeit and from the same mould; they are wrapped with paper between each coin to prevent them rubbing—they are rubbed over with lampblack, which is rubbed off afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones' Defence,</hi> I was returning home from Covent Garden Market, and the officer put his hand in my pocket, and found sixpence and a halfpenny.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-302-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions at this Court of uttering counterfeit coin. Jones** on June 6th,</hi> 1882,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900324-name-43 t18900324-alias-2"/>Oliver Neal</rs> </persName>, and Evans** on February 27th,</hi> 1888.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-302-18900324 t18900324-302-punishment-11"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18900324-303-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin twice within ten days.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BIRKWELL</persName> </hi>. I keep the. Mitre, Copenhagen Street, Islington—on 14th March I served Davis with a pint and a half of beer in a bottle which she brought, and half a pint to drink at the bar—she gave me a florin, and I gave her 1s. 6d. silver, and the remainder in bronze—my wife called my attention to the coin almost immediately Davis left—I tried it with my teeth, and found it gritty—I put it into the tester, and it bent—it was dirty—I took it to a butcher's shop two doors off, where the two prisoners lived, showed the florin to Davis, and said, "Do you see what you have given me? you gave me a bad two-shilling piece"—she said, "I can't help that, my husband got it from the gas factory"—I said, "I can't help where your husband got it from, you must refund me my change'—she said she could not give me the whole of the change, as she had spent part of it for her husband's dinner—she gave me 1s. 2 1/4 d., and promised to return the rest—this is the coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-47" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD FRANCIS</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a general shop at 21, Copenhagen Street, Islington—on 15th March, about 12.10 a.m., the female prisoner</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 338). I was on duty in uniform—Mr. Francis spoke to me—I went down Caledonian Road, and met the prisoners at the corner of Bryan Place—I said that I wanted them, upon which the male prisoner took a florin, a shilling, and fourpence from his right trousers pocket, and handed them to the female prisoner—I asked her to let me see it—she said, "No, what has it to do with you?"—I took them to the station—when they were charged, the female prisoner said her husband got it at a gas factory—I found 1s. 4d. on the male prisoner, two old purses, two keys, and a pocket-knife—on the way to the station I received a coin from Nicholson.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 323). I helped Marks to take the prisoners—I took this coin from the female prisoner's hand, and handed it to Marks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin is counterfeit; it has been burnished.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Emily Davis' statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "He knows nothing at all about it; a gentleman gave it me in the Caledonian Road for an immoral purpose; that is not the two-shilling piece at all that I tendered in the shop."</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT DAVIS</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN DAVIS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18900324-303-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>.</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-303-18900324 t18900324-303-punishment-12"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-304-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>to unlawfully endeavouring to obtain £45, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900324-305-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlawfully committing acts of gross indecency with
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-306-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing an Inverness cape and umbrella, the property of
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-56" type="surname" value="GALLAND"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900324-306-offence-1 t18900324-name-56"/>David Galland</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-57" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID GALLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a paper-maker—my office is 6, Dowgate Hill—about midday on 6th March I was in my private room behind my clerk's office, at the further end of which my cape and umbrella were—I came from my room into the office and saw the prisoner moving about—he had my cape and umbrella—when he saw me he rushed out of the office door and threw them on the stairs—I ran alter him, calling "Thief!"</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> No one pointed him out to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 543). At ten minutes past twelve on this day I was in front of Cannon Street Station—I was called by the prosecutor to take the prisoner into custody—when I arrested him he said, You have made a mistake"—no one, so far as I know, pointed out the prisoner to the prosecutor—a large crowd was round the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said he was at the station, and was pointed out as a non-unionist to the gasmen, who struck him, and that the prosecutor came up and charged him because he looked excited.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE GASTON</hi> (20)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM DEAN</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900324-307-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-307-18900324 t18900324-307-punishment-14"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-308-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-63" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WITZ</persName> </hi>. I am nine years old, and live with my parents at 19, Packington Street, Islington—on the evening of March 8th I saw the prisoner in Church Street, Islington—he asked me to go and get him a pint of beer in a can over the road—he gave me something in paper, I do not know what, and said, "Mind you don't lose your change"—I went across to a public-house and asked for the beer, and took a piece of money out of the paper—the landlord gave me the beer and the change—I went out and found the prisoner by the hoarding—he came forward to meet me—the landlord was behind me—the prisoner turned round and walked sharp—Mr. Cousens caught him, and brought him to me—I gave Mr. Cousens the beer and the change.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When the prosecutor brought you up I cried, and would not go to the station, because I was waiting for my sister—I did not say that you were not the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-64" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COUSENS</persName> </hi>. I keep the King's Head, Upper Street, Islington—about half-past eight on this night Witz asked the barmaid for a can of beer, and gave her a coin, which she showed me—I saw that it was bad, but gave him the change, and followed him towards the hoarding—the prisoner came to meet him, and as he was handing the can and the money to the prisoner I rushed at him; he ran, but I never lost sight of him—I caught him and brought him back, took him to the station, and handed the coin to a policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-65" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DREW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant N</hi>). I was at the station when the prisoner was brought in; he said nothing in answer to the charge nothing was found on him; he said he lived at a lodging-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin is counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "No one saw me give the boy anything, and no one saw me take anything from him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It is a case of mistaken identity. I was waiting for a man about a job. The boy brought the can to me, and I would not take it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-308-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18900324-309-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-68" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA KING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Tony, a confectioner, of 321, Strand—on 18th February, about 7.30 p.m., the prisoner came in for six cheese cakes; we had none, and he said he would have six jam tarts he tendered a half-crown; I put it in the till where there was no other and gave him the change, four sixpences—almost immediately afterwards I took up the coin and saw that it was bad, and sent the manager to fetch the prisoner back, but he did not do so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-69" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TORRY</persName> </hi>. I am a confectioner, of 321, Strand—I tested this half-crown, and found it was bad; went out and gave the prisoner in custody—he said he had tendered a half-crown, but did not know it was bad—this is it; I broke it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You went quietly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-70" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). The prisoner was given into my custody; he said he did not know the coin was bad; I found on him a purse containing two florins and four sixpences, all good—I asked his address he said, "I have no home"—Mr. Torry gave me this half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin is counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence:</hi> I could not pay with small money, as I had not got any sixpences at the time; but they gave me four sixpences in change. I am innocent.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900324-310-offence-1 t18900324-name-74"/>Louisa Claridge</persName>, girls under the age of thirteen.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">After the case had commenced, the Prisoner, through his counsel, desired to</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found that verdict</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAUL TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended,</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-81" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP MOSES</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, carrying on business at 52, Chrisp Street, Poplar, and 75, High Street, Whitechapel—on 9th January there was a fire at 75, High Street—I rented the whole house, but only occupied the shop, the rest of the house was let out in tenements to four families—about three or four weeks after the fire, Mr. Silverstein, living next door, told me something, and after that, on the 28th February, the prisoner spoke to me—he was one of the lodgers in the second floor—he called me, and said, "I want to speak to you, something private—I said, "What about?"—he said, "About the fire that occurred, I must have some money out of that job"—I said, "What do you mean?"—he said, "I must get £10 for myself, and £5 for my friend; I want £15, and unless you give me the £15, I correspond with Mr. King, the surveyor to the company," holding up a letter, "and I shall say that you authorised your brother-in-law to set fire to your premises—I said, "Unless you withdraw those words, I shall have to communicate with my solicitor at once"—I then left him—he called again on the 1st March, and called me out, and again asked for the same amount of money, and he said, "If you have not got all the money I shall take £5 in cash and a bill or an I O U to satisfy myself, or £10 in cash down, and I shall be satisfied"—I said, "You had better leave my premises at once"—he went away and called again next day, Sunday—he then said, "What are you going to do? are you going to give me the money? or shall I go to the company and make everything open, and show everything that happened?"—I said he must withdraw his words, or I should have to communicate with my solicitor—he called again on the 7th he called me out from my shop in Chrisp Street—he then said, "Now just look here, now is the time, this is the last time I call here, and unless you give me the £15," and he showed me a letter—I told him to go about his business, and slightly pushed him—at this time Mr. Marks was present, he stood outside and listened to the conversation—on Saturday, the 8th, I called on my solicitor, and on the 11th I received this letter; I then went to the Police-court and swore an information, and a warrant was granted—it is not true that I ever offered £10, £15, or £30 to the prisoner, or that I promised him any money at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not on the 28th say, "Mr. Moses, it you knew such a thing was going to be done, why did you not give us an notice to clear out of the place?"—I asked him to speak plainly what he meant—I did not drink with him afterwards—he never told me that he had to drag his wife down several flights of stairs, and that they were nearly burnt—I never offered him money—he asked me for it—I did not give him an I O U—I did not say to him, "Meet me at a public house, and I will give you an I O U"—it was on 7th March that Mr. Marks was present—the statement which the prisoner made at the Police-court is entirely untrue—I never mentioned the subject of the letter to Mr. Silverstein—the fire at my place was quite accidental—I was insured for £1,000, and I received £450 and the salvage, which was worth £200—I have known the prisoner sixteen or seventeen months—we never had any quarrel.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had distrained on the prisoner for a month's rent, 29s., on 11th March, and I received the letter that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-82" type="given" value="RUDOLPH"/>RUDOLPH SILVERSTEIN</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, and live at 76, High Street, next door to Mr. Moses—I recollect the fire at his shop on 9th January—the prisoner lodged in the house—he often called in my place after that, but never spoke about the fire till the 24th—between ten and half-past that evening he came in and said, "I want to speak to you"—I said, "What is it?"—he said, "I have got something to tell you about the fire next door; I have not got pluck enough myself to speak to Mr. Moses; if you like to speak to him, and tell him that I know how the fire occurred, there is a chance of making £100 or so; whatever I get out of him you will get half shares"—I said, "That is a serious thing to say; although I shall tell Mr. Moses all about it, I won't have anything to do with it whatever"—he said, "That is just the thing I want you to do'—he then went away—I afterwards communicated with Mr. Moses about it—I was at the Police-court, and heard the prisoner's statement there—there was not a word of truth in it, so far as it related to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not dictate this letter to the prisoner; I do not know who wrote it—I do not know Cecilia Jacoby; I have never seen her, and do not know anything about her (
<hi rend="italic">she was called in</hi>)—I do not know her—I did not dictate the letter to her—there is no truth in the statement made by the prisoner at the Police-court that I proposed to him that this might be a good thing—I had a fire about three years ago, not where I am now living—I have known Mr. Moses about eighteen months, the time I lived next door to him—the prisoner did not tell me that Mr. Moses had promised him a sum of money for the injury and annoyance he had sustained on the night of the fire.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is the first time it has been suggested to me that I dictated the letter to Jacoby.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-83" type="given" value="HARRIS"/>HARRIS MARKS</persName> </hi>. I am a dentist and hairdresser, and live at 149, Upper North Street, Poplar—on Friday, 7th March, I was at Mr. Moses' shop in Chrisp Street—I saw the prisoner there; he winked with his finger towards Mr. Moses, and said, "I want to speak to you privately"—Mr. Moses said, "What do you want to say to me? you can say it here"—he said, "I came to tell you unless you give me £15 now," and he put his hand in his pocket, and pulled out some letters, and said, "I will go to that place, and say all about it"—Mr. Moses said, "What should I give you money for?"—the prisoner said, "I shan't be hard with you; I will take £5 cash," and he' put his fingers in his pocket, and took out a bill, and said, "If you will fill this up for £10"—Moses said, "You can go to b—" and pushed him with his right hand towards his shoulder; he tumbled a bit, and then went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Mr. Moses a long time—I was not at the Police-court—this is the first time I have been called—Mr. Moses told me that same day that the prisoner had annoyed him two or three times coming for money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). On 17th March I arrested the prisoner—I read the warrant to him—he said, "I know I am responsible for the letter; this is through other people"—at the station he said nothing in answer to the charge.</p>
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<p>prisoner; I am aware that he can write—I have not seen him write, I have been told so. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter being ready stated that unless the prosecuter gave the writer what he had promised, he should go to the office and tell everything.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-86" type="given" value="CECILIA"/>CECILIA JACOBY</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Little Alie Street—I am a tailoress—this letter is my writing—it was dictated to me by Mr. Silverstein.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner for some years, I am not related to him—I have not lived in the same house with him—I am a single woman—I have a child, I am not going to answer who is the father of it—I was not at Worship Street when the prisoner was charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The letter was written at Mr. Silverstein's place—the prisoner was not present when it was written, I did not tell him I had written it—I have not seen him since—I swear it—Mr. Silverstein told me to post the letter, and I posted it myself—Mr. Silverstein asked me as a favour to write it, and I did so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-313-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-313-18900324 t18900324-313-punishment-19"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-314-18900324 t18900324-314-punishment-20"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RODGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-96" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN MCCANN</persName> </hi>. I live at 44, King Edward Road, Hackney—at half-past eight o'clock on Sunday night, 16th March, I closed my shutters, and I went into the room, and it was quite safe at half-past eleven, when I went to bed—at half-past one my daughter made a communication to me; I got up and went down and let two policemen in—I found the breakfast-room shutters burst open, and the iron bar bent nearly double, and the window open; it was shut over night—the flower-stand which was against the shutters was turned over by the forcing of the shutters.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 255). On 17th March, at half-past one a.m., I was in Shore Road, Hackney—a man spoke to me, and I went to the corner of Shore Road and King Edward Road; I heard a loud crash, and went in the direction of the noise, and saw the three prisoners leave the front garden of 44, King Edward Road; they turned to the left and went at a sharp walk through Freeman Street, across Victoria Park Road into Gore Road—I followed them; crossing Victoria Park Road I saw Constables Farrier and Tattenden; I spoke to them, and they</p>
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<p>followed the prisoners through Gore Road—at the corner of St. Agnes Terrace they saw Farrier and Tattenden meeting them, and came to a dead stop, and tried to escape by running away—Cordell and Hall were captured; Bradbrook turned sharp round and ran away—I chased him, but lost sight of him at the corner of North Street—I returned to the other constables, and went with them and the prisoners to 44, King Edward Road, where we found entrance had been effected by raising the area window and forcing the shutters; we took the prisoners to the station, and they were charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hall.</hi> The man who told me I was wanted in King Edward Road looked a respectable man—I did not believe him to have done wrong.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bradbrook,</hi> When I started chasing you in Gore Road I was five or six yards behind you—I am sure it was you—I was called in on the 20th, and identified you from five or six men at the station—the other men were not prisoners—I did not know any of them—I saw you as you were passing a lamp.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not lose sight of Cordell and Hall from the time they left the gate till they were in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw the three men come out through the gate, from the garden into the road—I was about twenty yards off when they came out—the street lamps were alight as usual—there was a lamp not very far distant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-98" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FARRIER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 308). On the morning of 17th March, about twenty minutes to one, I was in the Gore Road, Victoria Park; I saw the three prisoners coming towards me, I secreted myself in a garden, and allowed them to pass—they passed within a few feet of me; they were walking—the prisoners are the three men—I followed them—they stopped and looked into several gardens—I followed them into King Edward Road, where I lost sight of them—I searched several gardens—I returned to Victoria Park Road and saw three men walking along Freeman Street, they crossed into the Gore Road—Wilson came behind them and spoke to me—I went with Tattenden to St. Agnes Terrace, Gore Road, and there met the prisoners walking down—on seeing us Bradbrook ran away—we secured the other two—they attempted to run—I told them we should take them into custody for loitering—Cordell said, "We have been to Islington to see some friends"—Hall did not say anything—I am quite certain Bradbrook was with the other two prisoners when I saw them—I was within about five feet of him—I saw his face—nothing was found on the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cordell.</hi> I apprehended you—a fourth constable was there—when I asked where you lived, you said Hackney Wick.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 426). I was with Farrier in Victoria Park Road, and saw the three prisoners pass in Freeman Street into Gore Road—Wilson came up behind them and told me something, and Farrier and I went back to St. Agnes Terrace and waited for the three men—they came followed by Wilson—Cordell and Hall attempted to run away in the direction of Lovison Road, Bradbrook went the other way—I and Farrier arrested Cordell and Hall—the prisoners are the three men I saw—I am certain of Bradbrook.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cordell.</hi> I did not run after him—you said you</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bradbrook.</hi> I arrested you last Thursday, on the 20th, when you were at work at Highbury—I did not say, "You have got a fine
<hi rend="italic">pal,</hi> haven't you? Your old
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi> Charlie Hall has rucked on you, he has put you away"—I was about ten yards off when I saw you with two men in Gore Road—I recognised your face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went with Pedder to apprehend Bradbrook.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-100" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT PEDDER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant J</hi>). On 20th March I went and apprehended Bradbrook at 56, Benton Road, Highbury—I said I was a police officer, and I should arrest him for being concerned with two men in, custody for burglary in a house in King Edward Road on Sunday morning—he said, "Do you mean Charlie Hall?"—I said, "Yes"—I had not mentioned Hall's name—he was placed among six others at the Police-station, and identified by other witnesses—when the charge was read, he said, "I know nothing about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bradbrook.</hi> I did not say, "I am going to arrest you for being concerned with Charlie Hall and William Cordell"—you did not say, "You have made a mistake."</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-101" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector J</hi>). On the 17th I was at the station when Cordell and Hall were brought in—I afterwards examined the prosecutrix's premises, and found the catch of the front area window had been pushed back apparently with a knife; the Venetian blind had been pushed and pinned up; the bar had been forced up and bent, and the shutters forced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cordell and Hall, in their statements before the Magistrate and in their defence, said they were returning home from Islington when they were arrested. Bradbrook said he was in a public-house till eleven o'clock, and then went home.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. St. March. I was walking in Commercial Street, Whitechapel, about ten o'clock—the prisoner and two men approached me, and as they came to me the prisoner snatched at my watch-chain, and pulled it and my watch out of my waistcoat; at the same moment I was kicked on my leg, and knocked over on to the edge of the gutter—I got a good sight of the prisoner—I was up almost instantly, and chased him across the road and fifty yards up the street; I called out "Police!" and "Thief!" and he ran into the arms of a policeman—I gave him in charge—I have not seen my watch or chain since, only the bar of the albert, which was found at the spot—I was knocked down—my knee was bruised, and my shoulders and little finger were hurt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEELER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 575). On night of 21st March, at ten o'clock, I was in Commercial Street—I saw the prisoner running, and the prosecutor running about fifteen paces behind him—I stopped the prisoner—the prosecutor gave him in charge for stealing his watch and chain—I took him to the station; he was searched, and this skeleton key, knife, and pawn-ticket were found on him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You ran towards me, and I met you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARRISON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 25). On the night of 21st March I was in Wentworth Street—I saw the prisoner running towards me, and the prosecutor after him—I helped Keeler to secure the prisoner, and then I went back and tried to find the watch, but failed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-107" type="given" value="JOB"/>JOB SALLWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 516). On this night I saw the prisoner running away from me; I blew my whistle, and saw him caught by Harrison and Keeler—afterwards the spot where the struggle was was pointed out to me by the prosecutor, and there I found this portion of a bar, which Mr. Bird identified.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This bar is mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, said he was going home; that he heard a call of</hi>' "
<hi rend="italic">Stop thief!" that he was crossing the road, and had to run to avoid a cab, and the constables arrested him.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-318-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in July,</hi> 1889.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HAWKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was not in the company of women—I saw you in the Strand about half-past six—I did not go into a public-house there with two men—they did not refuse to serve me with drink—I went into no public-house after I left the Waterloo Road—I did not punch you on the side of your head—I said at the Police-station I was robbed on Blackfriars Bridge, but I found it was a mistake—I stopped at the Police-station all night; they told me I could sit down there, as I had no money to get a lodging—I was not detained there</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Every halfpenny was taken out of my pocket—I had been in London twenty-one hours—I did not treat any woman, and I do not remember telling the constable that I did—I could not exactly tell the time—I spent some time going after the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-112" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HONOUR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E R</hi> 17). On 5th March, at 8.20, I saw a crowd of people in the Strand—they were shouting, "Stop thief!" and chasing the prisoner—I chased him sixty or seventy yards and caught him—I said, "What are you running for?
<hi rend="italic">"</hi>—he replied. "I have done nothing; I am no thief; let me go"—I took him to Bow Street; the prosecutor came on with another officer—I afterwards took the prisoner to Bridewell Place Police-station—I found on him a pawn-ticket for a coat and vest—I made inquiries about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor said he had treated two or three women in a public-house in the Blackfriars Road—when he was at Bow Street Station he said it was at Blackfriars Bridge, and then I took him and the prisoner to Bridewell, and charged the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prosecutor had been drinking; he was capable of answering any question put to him, and was sufficiently sober to know what was going on—next morning, in presence of the prisoner, the prosecutor pointed out the compartment or the public-house in the Waterloo Road where he saw the prisoner and another man, and the spot on Waterloo Bridge where he said he was knocked down by the prisoner, who, with the other man, rifled his pockets, and robbed him of the change for a sovereign, which he had changed previously—he was taken to Bow Street, and charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, said the prosecutor came up to him in the Strand, and struck him on the head, and said he had lost a sovereign, and that seeing the prosecutor was drunk, and wanted to fight, he ran away from him; that someone shouted, "Stop him!" and he was arrested. In his defence, he said the prosecutor was drinking with two bad women, who might have robbed him, and he asserted his innocence</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-116" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES NORMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 99, East Road, City Road, and am a bookseller's assistant—about twenty-five minutes past nine on the evening of 13th March I was in Shoreditch; I felt something at my left-hand waistcoat pocket, in which my watch, a 15s. Waterbury, was—I looked round, and saw my chain hanging, and my watch in the prisoner's hand, who was standing alongside of me—my watch was broken off from the chain—I caught hold of his hand, took the watch from him, and then held him round the waist, calling for a policeman—there was a struggle, in which I swung round and cut my eye against a lamp-post; it cut the skin, and I was smothered by blood—a doctor dressed it at the Police-station—a policeman came up, or I should have let the prisoner go; I was exhausted—I gave him in the charge of the constable, and charged him with stealing my watch and cutting my eye open in the struggle—I</p>
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<p>did not hear him say anything—the bow of my watch was broken off; it was not broken off before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 99). About half-past nine on this night I was in Shoreditch, and saw the prisoner and prosecutor struggling, not Very violently—I went up—the prosecutor told me the prisoner had stolen his watch, and he had got it back, and he showed it to me—I saw the bow was broken—I took the prisoner into custody, and the prosecutor charged him—he said nothing—I took him to the station—the prosecutor was bleeding very much from the right eye—the doctor dressed the wound at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, said he did not struggle, but gave the watch back. In his defence, he said he did steal the watch but that he did not struggle.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">of larceny from the person—</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-320-18900324 t18900324-320-punishment-24"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LILY NETTLETON</hi> </persName>,
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<interp inst="t18900324-321-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/> Unlawfully concealing the birth of her child, by a secret disposition of its dead body.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900324-322-offence-1 t18900324-name-120"/>Manuel Jose Garcia</persName>, persons being therein.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELDRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted. The Prisoner being a foreigner and undefended, the evidence was interpreted to him.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-121" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND BLAKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective S</hi>) proved plans of the premises.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-122" type="given" value="MANUEL JOSE"/>MANUEL JOSE GARCIA</persName> </hi>. I am a Lieutenant-Commander in the Argentine Navy, and am living with my family at 5, Clarence Terrace, Regent's Park—my brother, Raffael Garcia, occupied a bedroom on the top floor; the prisoner was his valet, and occupied a bed in a recess in his room, and was separated by a lath-and-plaster partition from the female servants' bedroom—on 4th February, in consequence of some complaint made to me by Mary Fitzgerald, I sent for the prisoner and told him I had good reason for being discontented with him; I had not scolded him before, because he was my brother's servant; but I said, "I have heard that you have made a hole in the wall between the servants' room and your own room; I have had reason to complain very often of your conduct, and the next time you misbehave yourself I will give you a good thrashing, and send you on board the
<hi rend="italic">Brown</hi>"—he did not say a word—later, the same day, I handed to Miss Bathgate, my cook and housekeeper, £80 in notes, and 10s. 6d.; there were three £10 notes, which I had obtained from the London Joint Stock Bank, and three of the £5 notes from Baring Brothers—my brother was out that evening—I and my family went to bed about ten o'clock; there were two young children with us—before going to bed I had been making some photographic enlargements, using a kerosene lamp, in a room behind the library—I am perfectly certain that I put out the lamp before going to bed—about twenty minutes past two I was</p>
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<p>aroused by an alarm of fire—I tried to get downstairs, but could not for the smoke, which was very dense indeed; afterwards we all got out by the fire-escape from the second floor window; my brother and the prisoner as well—shortly afterwards, about a quarter to six, I came back to the house and spoke to the prisoner—I told him that he had disobeyed my orders, which I had given him that very day, not to quarrel with the female servants, and I then remonstrated with him for not taking care of the house, because he was the last person to go upstairs, and then I sent him away at a moment's notice, and told him to go—he took his clothes with him; he never sent for them afterwards—I was present the same morning when the salvage man made a search in the kitchen, and I saw him find some gold and silver coins—later the same afternoon I went up to my brother's room and saw this rope (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) hanging to the ventilating pipe which runs down the side of the house, by the window; it was fastened by a reef knot and put on to a bite—that would be strong enough to hold a man, particularly if he was a sailor, which the prisoner is, and if he helped himself down the ventilator—I recognised the rope as one that had been on a trunk of my brother's, which he brought over from Paris; I had last seen it some months before—I am certain it was not hanging on the ventilator the night before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I do not remember your telling me that you had things belonging to my brother in your pocket—you were told to go, and that we never wished to see your face again—I was not aware that you had anything of mine or my brother's in your possession.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-123" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES BATHGATE</persName> </hi>. I am cook and housekeeperinthe service of Captain Garcia, at 5, Clarence Terrace—I found some holes in the wall in the prisoner's room—the prisoner said that Captain Manuel had scolded him, and we had to look out—that occurred after one on the 14th—between four and five in the afternoon I received some bank-notes from my master, three £10 and ten £5 notes—I paid away some of that money—at nine that evening I was in the front kitchen with the prisoner and the kitchenmaid Julia Pettit—I then sealed one £10 note and nine £5 notes in an envelope, and £5 10s. in gold and 10s. in silver in my purse, and I put the purse and notes into a small moveable desk, and put the desk into a drawer in the dresser—I did not lock the drawer or desk; Lieut. Garcia was out that evening—Captain Garcia and the family went to bed before me and the servants, I went to bed at eleven—Pettit and Fitzgerald went at the same time—I put out the gas in the kitchen, I saw that the fire was out, and that everything was safe—I left the prisoner in the hall; it was his duty to wait up for the Lieutenant—a little after two I heard the alarm of fire—I escaped down the fire escape—I was afterwards present when the £5 10s. was found by the salvage man—in the afternoon I saw the prisoner and Fitzgerald filling a lamp from a large paraffin-can, holding about three gallons, it was nearly full—the lamp was brought down from the photographic room, it was filled in the pantry at the back, and the can was put out in the back yard—I saw that can about six next morning in the same place, it was then nearly empty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not change you a £10 note before you went out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-124" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY FITZGERALD</persName> </hi>. I am nurse in the service of Captain Garcia—on 4th February, in the afternoon, I was in the servants' sitting-room, in the basement—the prisoner asked me if I had complained to the master</p>
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<p>about him—I made him no answer—he said he did not mind, the master would pay for it—as I was going up the stairs he said to me, "You shall pay for it also"—this conversation was in Spanish—that afternoon I helped the prisoner to fill the lamp—the prisoner put the can in the back yard, it was then about three parts full.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-125" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA PETTIT</persName> </hi>. I am kitchenmaid to Captain Garcia—I was present when Mrs. Bathgate counted her money—before going to bed I fastened up the front area door leading to the street, I put the shutter up, let down the iron bar, and took off the strap that holds back the catch, and left the door perfectly secure.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-126" type="given" value="RAFFAEL"/>RAFFAEL GARCIA</persName> </hi>. I am a Lieutenant in the Argentine Navy, and am brother of Captain Garcia—on the night of 4th February I returned home about twenty-five minutes to one; the prisoner let me in—I noticed a strange smell as I came in—I attributed it to kerosene—I said to the prisoner, "There is a strange smell in the house"—he said, "It is not astonishing, for your brother, the Captain, has been making enlargements with a photographic lantern"—I went to the library and saw some photographs which my brother had been doing—I said no more about it; I considered the explanation sufficient—there was no smoke—I went up to bed immediately, the prisoner followed me up; after putting out the gas he lighted a candle and lighted me up after we had got up to the bedroom the prisoner went down again to fetch a letter for me—he brought it up; he was gone not more than three minutes—before going to bed he asked me whether I believed what had been said against him in the day—I answered that I had nothing to say; I would have no conversation with him—before going to sleep I looked at my watch, and it was five minutes to one—I was awoke by the ringing of the door bell—I did not look at my watch then, but I appreciated the time afterwards as something after two—I got up on hearing my brother calling me from downstairs—I could not see the I prisoner at that time, the room was dark, and a curtain separated the recess from where I was—I called him; he did not answer the first time, I had to call him two or three times—I saw him get out of bed, he was undressed—I immediately went down to my brother's room; the smoke was too dense to allow me to get down lower—I came up again to my own room, and told the prisoner to take a sheet, and put into it whatever he could of my clothing out of the wardrobe—he immediately executed my order—I then left the room, leaving him doing that—I returned to the room in three or four minutes with a ladder, which I took into the next room, called the spare room—I went to the window, and saw the prisoner on the roof of the bath-room, which was more than four feet below—he said, "If we only had a rope we could get out that way and save the babies"—I did not see any rope—hearing that the fire escape was coming, I told him to come up to me, and we could get down by that—after the fire was out I returned to the house; I was present when my brother sent the prisoner away—I sent him away at the same time—I did not hear him say that he had some things in his pocket belonging to me; he might have had, because I had told him to gather all the things he could—I myself took some of the jewels—I told him to put in his pocket what he could; I did not mention jewels or anything specially—afterwards, some time the same day, I saw the rope hanging from the ventilating pipe—the detective afterwards showed me a</p>
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<p>little jewel-box, which contained a few scarf-pins belonging to me, and was in my room on the night of the fire; also this American razor machine—I was at the Police-court on the 4th March, when the prisoner was brought up—he expressed a wish to see me, and I went and saw him in the cell—he asked me the favour that his family should not be informed of what had happened to him, and he afterwards asked me if I should ever forgive him for his ingratitude towards me—I said that he had acted in the most criminal way—he said, "Yes; but I was in such a rage for what your brother has said to me."</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NUTLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 83). On the morning of 5th February I was on duty in Clarence Terrace—I discovered a fire at No. 5 at a quarter to two—I sent for the engine and the fire escape—the people in the house were rescued by means of the fire escape.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM TOLLIFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am engineer in charge of the fire escape station at King Street, Baker Street—at 2. 24 on the morning of the 5th February I received a call, and went to 5, Clarence Terrace, about half-past two—I saw that there was a fire in the front kitchen—while the people were being rescued I went down to the area door—one of the men had an axe, with which he was going to break the door open—he put the axe against the door, and it flew open; there was no iron bar attached to it, it was merely fastened with a catch—I got into the kitchen, and got the hose to work, and extinguished the fire—the fire had got through the ceiling into the dining-room—in my opinion the fire had been well alight for about half an hour—when I first discovered it the flames were coming through the outer door; we got in on our hands and knees; the smoke was very dense—the dresser was entirely destroyed—the fire, had originated near the dresser; there was no gas-jet near—if the place was saturated with oil I should say the dresser might have been consumed in quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—I did not see the kitchen clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-129" type="given" value="CAPTAIN"/>CAPTAIN GARCIA</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). I noticed the kitchen clock on the morning of the fire, it was over the fireplace in front of the dresser, it had stopped at twelve minutes past one—it had been going when I went to bed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-130" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-130" type="surname" value="BATHGATE"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-130" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES BATHGATE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>), The clock was going when I went to bed, and was right as to time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. W. TOLLIFIELD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). The excessive heat of the fire would possibly stop the clock; the heat was very excessive.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-131" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the London Salvage Corps—on the morning of 5th February I was called to 5, Clarence Terrace—I got there about 2.50—I was placed in charge of the premises—I made a search in the front kitchen, and found £5 in gold and 10s. in silver among the
<hi rend="italic">debris</hi> on the floor in the kitchen, nearest the door entering from the area—I also found some silver trinkets loose—I found no banknotes or the traces of any—the desk and dresser were entirely consumed; the floor was of stone—I found the frames of a purse, near the gold and silver, blackened by the heat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STRINGER</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the London Joint Stock Bank, Princes Street—on the afternoon of 4th February I paid to Captain Garcia three £10 notes, Nos. 66201 to 66203, and six £5 notes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-133" type="surname" value="ANGUS"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-133" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP ANGUS</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller at Liverpool—on the evening of 6th February I saw the prisoner in my shop with a woman—he bought a watch, pair of links and a locket, and paid for them £6 16s. 61. by a £5 Bank of England note and two sovereigns, I gave him 3s. 6d. change;</p>
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<p>he took the note from the outside of a bundle of notes—I have no trace of it, I have a banking account at Liverpool.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-134" type="given" value="FRANCISCO"/>FRANCISCO RAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am first mate of the
<hi rend="italic">Almirante Brown,</hi> an Argentine warship, lying in the Mersey—I know the prisoner—I first saw him in Liverpool from the 7th to the 8th of February, I had not seen him before that—he spoke to me first—he said would I be kind enough to keep some money for him; I had on my uniform coat—I agreed to do so—he gave me three £5 notes and one of £10; I afterwards returned the three fives to him and he returned me £3—when he was arrested I handed the £10 note to the Police Officer Jones—the prisoner was going in the same ship with me on the 1st of the month.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Liverpool Detective</hi>). On 15th February, about half-past four, the prisoner was brought to Dale Street Police-station—I found him wearing a breast pin and a gold watch and chain—I went to his lodging, 49, Frederick Street, Liverpool—I there found this box, containing the breast-pins identified by Lieut. Garcia—this box containing the razors was found in a room in the Sailors' Home—this £10 note was handed to me by Francisco Ray, and I handed it to Sergeant Morgan.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-136" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-136" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). On 17th February I found the prisoner detained at Liverpool Police-station—I said to him, "I am a police officer from London; you will be charged with stealing this box of jewellery belonging to your master, also about £50 in Bank of England notes, and probably you will be charged with setting fire to the house"—I called his attention to the jewellery—he said, "The pins belong to Captain Garcia, some of the other things belong to me; I did not steal them, I don't know how the fire happened; Raffael Garcia handed the box to me at the time of the fire to take care of"—I showed him this £10 note, which was handed to me by the last witness in the presence of Ray and the prisoner—he said, "That is mine"—I told him what Ray had told me—he said, "Yes, I had £25 in notes"—at the Police-court on the £5th he was charged with setting fire to the house—he said it was all untrue.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-137" type="given" value="ORMSBY"/>ORMSBY HILL</persName> </hi>. I produce some notes from the Bank of England, two of them have been paid in from the Liverpool branch, Nos, 56304 and 56308, one on 14th and one on 28th February.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STRINGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). Among the £5 notes which I paid to Captain Garcia there were two, Nos. 56304 and 56308.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi>" I have no witnesses; all I have to say is I was turned away from the house. I did not run away; they told Policeman 84 they did not wish me to come to the house again"
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence:</hi>"I did not set fire to the house; I did not steal £55; I did not steal the scarf-pin, because I was told to put it in my pocket. I have nothing more to say."</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-322-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-322-18900324 t18900324-322-punishment-25"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUISA PRESTON</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900324-323-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900324-323-offence-1 t18900324-name-140"/>John Preston</persName>, with intent to murder.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PRESTON</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's husband, and live in Chapel Street, "Westminster—on 17th of this month, between eleven and twelve at night, I came home; I had been at work from six in the morning till</p>
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<p>seven at night—the prisoner came in with me—as I was in the act of taking off my jacket I felt something very sharp go across my throat—the prisoner was close in front of me at the time—I saw something glitter in her hand; I could not say what it was—she did not say a word—I found a little blood running from my eye—I immediately went out and fetched a constable—we had often had quarrels, but not the slightest that I am aware of on this evening—I was sober, and I consider the prisoner was sober—I have not been under any doctor's care, only the next morning at Rochester Row—my wound has healed now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. We had had several glasses of beer together—she is a good woman, and respectable and hard-working—we have often had quarrels, but I am sorry it has come to this, and to see the position she is placed in—she is not given to drink—she is very depressed in spirits at times—we have been married about fourteen years—a very little affects her head—she has often told me that she was jealous of me—I think this has occurred through jealousy—she can't bear me to be out of her sight long at a time—she does charing, and looks after lady invalids.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-142" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 25, Hyde Place, Westminster—I was in the room on 17th March when the prisoner and prosecutor came home—I don't know what they were talking about—I did not live in the same house—the prisoner does charing at times—she is a hard-working woman—I do not think she is given to drink.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-143" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NEVTLL</persName> </hi>, M. D., 123, Sloane Street—on the morning of 18th March I examined the prosecutor—he had an incised wound in his throat, about three inches long, it had merely penetrated the skin, it was almost a scratch, not at all a serious wound; it might have been caused by the top of a razor, not as if drawn across it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-144" type="surname" value="PAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 78). About half-past eleven on the night of 17th March the prosecutor came to me, his throat was bleeding—I went with him to the house—I asked the prisoner what she had done it with—she said an umbrella, pointing to the corner—there were two knives in it, they dropped on the floor at the station; she was charged with cutting her husband, with intent to murder him—she said she intended to cut his head off—the prosecutor said she had attempted to cut his throat—she appeared to be perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: "We had had a drop of beer; when we got home he went out again to fetch the children; when he came back he had a little scratch of blood. I said, 'What have you been doing?' He said, You have cut me. 'I never had; we had been drinking all the afternoon and the Sunday night before; I never touched him; when he has had a glass or two of beer he generally cuts himself."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-145" type="surname" value="PRESTON"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-145" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PRESTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). We had been out drinking together, all three of us, between seven and eleven—nothing had occurred in that time—I had a scarf on, there was no pin in it—the thing was all done at the impulse of the moment, there was not the slightest animosity—she is a very forgiving woman—I had no scratch when I came in.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding; recommended to mercy.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18900324-323-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on her husband's recognisances, to come up for judgment if called upon.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, March</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder,</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN PLENTY</hi> (38)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH SCOTCHFORD</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900324-324-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining a large quantity of butter, cheese, hay, and other articles, by false pretences.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts,</hi> for conspiracy.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORREST FULTON, MR. H. AVORY</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BYLES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Plenty, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Scotch ford.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-148" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am a provision merchant, of 146, High Street, Shoreditch—in April last the prisoner Scotchford called on me and said he was Mr. Scotchford, of Brecknock Road, cowkeeper and dairyman, and wanted some eggs, butter, and cheese—he arranged to pay for them before no had a second lot—he paid for the first two £5 3s. 6d. and £9 12s. 4d., and then ordered two more lots value £21 14s., which I delivered—he brought me this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for £21 14s., and at the same time gave me a further order for goods value £15 5s.—I paid the cheque into my bank, and it came back marked "Account closed"—before it came back the goods value £15 5s. had been supplied—I went several times to Brecknock Boad—it was a fine-looking milkshop, I did not see him—he never came to my place after the cheque was returned—I brought an action.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know whether I presented the cheque more than once.</p>
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<persName id="t18900324-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-149" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-149" type="given" value="HUNTER"/>HUNTER COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a hay merchant, of Molesham, near Chelmsford—on 17th May last I was passing down Brecknock Road, and my attention was attracted to No. 225, "Brecknock Farm Dairy, established 1837"—I went in and saw Scotchford—Plenty was there, doing something to some milk-churns, washing them out and putting milk into them—I asked Scotchford if he was a buyer of good hay—he said, "Have you a sample?"—I said, "Yes," and showed it to him; he asked what I wanted for it—I said six guineas a load, cash in a month—it was old hay—he said he could take one load, and he would take two if I would give him a month—I told him it was lying at Tufnell Park Station, and gave him a written order
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> receive the two loads there—on 29th May I called again with a sample of chaff—Scotchford examined it and said he would consider and let me know—I think he told me, the following week when I called, that he would take a truck-load of it—the price was six guineas a load, there are three loads in a truck, that would be £18 18s.—the bags were to be returned and paid for—I consigned the chaff to Tufnell Park Station, and sent him the railway order to clear—I then received this letter, which is in his writing. (
<hi rend="italic">From Scotchford, stating that he would remove the chaff from the railway station that day</hi>)—after that I took him some samples of potatoes, I asked him £4 a ton for them, he said it was too much, and I took £3 12s. a ton—he ordered a truck-load, and I sold him 4 tons 16 cwt. at £3 12s., which he was to let me have when I called round—I then received this letter, dated June 14th. (
<hi rend="italic">From Scotchford, saying that he had disposed of the potatoes and had cleared the cheque</hi>)—on June 25th he gave me an order for potatoes £3 12s. 6d., and hay £16 168., cash in a month—on June 24th I called on him for payment for the first lot; I told him the amount was getting rather large, and I should not deliver any more till I had the money for what</p>
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<p>I had delivered—he said that lately he had been laying out a great deal of money, and I saw some things there—he said if I would take a bill he would pay me ready money for the order, and that he had five horses—I said that if he got the bill backed by some responsible man I would not object to it—he said, "Well, I am known about here; everybody knows me; it will be right enough if you take the bill"—I asked him if the things in the yard belonged to him, or if anybody had a lien on them—he said no, they belonged to him—I believed that, and believed him to have been established in 1837—this is the bill for the total amount, £48, up to that time—having taken the bill, which was payable in two months, I sent him some more goods on June 24th, four tons of potatoes and a truck-load of hay—a truck-load is two loads—a correction in the bill is initialled by him—my bankers said it was not secure as it was—I also sent 3 tons 9 cwt. of potatoes, at his request, to Carpenters Road, Stratford; also two loads of hay to Tufnell Park Station—he sent me eight ragged bags, but my bags were not returned—on 7th July I received this letter from him.(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he would forward the bags that day, and inquiring for oats and good hay</hi>)—I did not send him any hay, as the only money I had was eighteenpence, the difference on one bill—the bill was dishonoured, and nothing I sent was paid for—I instructed my solicitor to take proceedings against him—I once saw a van there with what looked like packages of eggs, aerated water cases, and butter firkins; it was pretty full—Plenty was driving it, and a man was beside him—he drove down Holloway Road—the total value of the goods included in the bill was between" £70 and £80—I believed it was a genuine business—I saw horses in the stable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Plenty was under a shed; he did not speak to me, and did not influence me in giving credit—I saw "Emma Plenty" stamped on the churns, and "Hired from Emma Plenty" on the barrels.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. I stood outside the yard; the shop is at the side of the gate—Scotchford had the potatoes for his own consumption—the order, was given before the bill—I saw the notice, "Established 1837," over the shop—I did not see it first on the billheads—the bill has been altered; he altered it himself—he did not at first refuse the order for 108 bags of chaff—on 29th May he wrote to me to say that he had received it—I went there to ask for his custom.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I inquired about the name of Emma Plenty being on the churns, and he said, "That is nothing, we bought them all of Plenty"—they had "Scotchford" on them as well—I had received information which made me go and look at them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-150" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 1, Quality Court, Chancery Lane—Daniel Hughes was a client of mine; he instructed me to bring an action on the cheque marked "W"—a writ was issued on 26th June, and I recovered judgment, £37 debt and £4 costs—I issued execution, and after the sheriff was in possession I received this notice from Emma Plenty's solicitor: "Please take notice that the following goods seized by you are my property, and let to Mr. Scotchford on hire. I also claim all the shop fixtures and the contents of the shop.—E. Plenty"—this affidavit was afterwards filed and served on me. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed Emma Plenty, and stated that the articles seized were hers, and that her name was on the greater part of them</hi>)—i asked the Master to adjourn</p>
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<p>the summons for me to investigate—I went to the premises and examined the things, but could not go too near, because I did not want Scotchford to see me, as he had called at my office and asked for time, and I was not to sue—I saw some marked "Plenty," and some "E. Plenty," and I had to withdraw—nothing was recovered.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-151" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am goods agent at Tufnell Park Station—on 13th May, 1889, there were three loads of hay at the station, consigned by Mr. Cooper, of Chelmsford—the whole truck was forwarded to Scotchford—it is signed for in the delivery-book on May 18th—on 3rd June 108 bags of chaff were consigned by Cooper to Scotchford, which were claimed on 12th June by a person signing his name Henry Hems—on 15th June fifteen tons of potatoes were consigned by Cooper to Scotchford—T. Hems signed for them, and paid the carriage with a cheque for £1 5s., signed "Emma Plenty"—on 9th July two loads of hay were consigned by Cooper to Scotchford, cleared by T. Hems.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-152" type="surname" value="HEMS"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-152" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HEMS</persName> </hi>. I am a master carman, of 39, Forston Street, Hoxton—I have known Plenty for years—he called last summer and said he wanted to sell three tons of chaff which was at Tufnell Park Station, as he had nowhere to put it, and it was, I think, in 108 bags—the price was not mentioned at the time—I sent my son for some of it—it was brought to my place—he also went for the railway charges—after I got the bags, I saw Plenty, and told him it was very inferior stuff, but I would give him £9 for it—I took the money for fetching the hay and taters, and that left £7—I got the money from Scotchford each time—my son is not here—my charges came to £2—I did not pay the £7, because it was such bad stuff—Scotchford called for the bags several times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I had several business transactions with Plenty years ago; Scotchford had nothing to do with them—Plenty has a wife; she has a business of her own, independent of him altogether—I believe her name is Emma—Plenty may have said that someone owed his wife a considerable sum; I do not remember him saying that he took the chaff as a bad debt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. I purchased the chaff in the summer—I had not known Scotchford before—I gave a bill for the chaff, which has not been met—it was such inferior stuff that I told them to take it back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew that Plenty was made bankrupt, but I do not know that he is uncertificated—I was not doing business with him then.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-153" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-153" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-153" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, and was working for Mr. Harris last year—I went to Tufnell Park Station last summer to fetch some potatoes for him, and brought away three loads—on the way there I saw Scotchford, who asked me if I was going up for the potatoes—I said, "Yes"—I had the address from my governor to take them to Mr. Clements, Odessa Road, Forest Gate—Scotchford told me the nearest way, and I got there between nine and ten at night, and saw Mr. Clements; he did not pay for them; I left them there—I paid the railway charge twice for potatoes; I got the money from Scotchford at Brecknock Road—I also moved a truck-load of hay from Tufnell Park Station for Mr. Hems, and took it to Mr. Wisby, at Brady Street, Whitechapel, who told me to take it to Lloyd's, Norfolk Street, Globe Road, Mile End; I delivered it there between five and six o'clock—when I had unloaded the first load</p>
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<p>Lloyd said, "It is bad; take the rest to Lloyd's, Brockley Wharf, Homerton"—I took one load of chaff to Mr. Hems' house, but he did not use it; it is in the loft now—I got the money to clear the hay from the station, from a woman in Scotchford's shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-154" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-154" type="given" value="EVAN"/>EVAN LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman and cowkeepex of 25, Norfolk Street, Mile End—I have known Plenty some years, and used to supply him with grain; he told me in June that he was an undischarged bankrupt; lie offered me a truck of hay for £5, which he had got from the country—I said it was too much, but asked him to send it on, and I would give him what it was worth; I do not know who brought it, but Plenty called for the money—he did not get any, because he owed me money, and I set off the hay against it—I told him it was not worth more than £3 10s.—he said he would not take that for it—I said, "You bring me a bill and I will write it off;" but he did not do so; the price was not finally fixed, but he owed me more money than the hay came to; we consumed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROUTH</hi>. I know Mrs. Plenty; she carries on business, and has carts, horses, and milk-cans, and, I believe, she is also a wheelwright—she lends out the plant for other people to conduct dairy businesses—this was very bad hay; he told me he had it from someone who owed his wife money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I believe he said it cost him nearly £6; he did not say he had not paid for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-155" type="surname" value="CLEMENT"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-155" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CLEMENT</persName> </hi>. I am a potato dealer, at 157, Odessa Road, Forest Gate—last summer I went to a dairy in Victoria Park, in a railway arch, and saw Plenty—he was a stranger to me—he showed me a sample of potatoes at 70s. a ton—I agreed to take five tons at 35s. a ton, which, was all they were worth—about four and a half tons were delivered;. my son received them—Plenty afterwards called, and I paid him £7 17s. 6d.—he gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">The account was made out to Scotchford, and was signed,</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">Paid, J. S"</hi>)—it was agreed that I was to have another five tons at the same price, delivered at Stratford Market Station—Plenty called on me and told me they were at Stratford; I paid the railway fare, 19s. 6d., for them, and when I saw them they were not worth £1 a ton—I had paid him £3; he sent me the receipt (
<hi rend="italic">This was also in the name of J. Scotchford.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mrs. Plenty came with him, and was present during the transaction—he said he had received the potatoes from Scotchford.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-156" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-156" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman, of Park Road, South Acton—in May, 1888, I advertised some milk for sale, and received a document from Scotchford, headed "Brecknock Dairy," and when it was established—I wrote to him, and sent my terms, and afterwards called and saw Scotchford—he ordered a churn of milk daily, that is seventeen imperial gallons, at 1s. 6d. a barn gallon, to be paid for weekly—at the end of the first week my account was £7 1s.—he sent mo a cheque on the London and South Western Bank for £7, and gave me 1s.—I presented the cheque twice, and it was returned marked "N. S. "and "No account"—it is also marked "Account closed"—I wrote to Scotchford, and received this letter: "Sir,—Your cheque was returned; I will forward you P. O. O."—I called at my bank on the way, and went to Scotchford—he wanted the cheque back, and said he had been dis
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<p>with some money, and would give me a P. O. O. for it, but ho did not do so—I went on supplying him for two or three weeks, and the total came to £20 15s. 4 1/2 d.—I then received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Asking the witness to make up his account to date, and he would send P. O. O. Signed, J. Scotchford</hi>)—i got no money, and stopped supplying the milk—it was sent in churns, and three churns have not been returned—I went to Broad Street Station in June, and in consequence of what I heard there I went and saw Mr. Brown, in Forrester Road, Mile End, who was carrying on business as the Farmers' Direct Supply Company—I saw Scotchford there, and asked him for my money—he said that that was not the place to apply for it—I said, "I have come for my churns; I have heard they are here"—neither of them answered—I saw Plenty outside with Brown—at the end of the interview Brown left with Plenty, and I came away without my money or churns, I could not find them—after that I supplied milk for five weeks to a man named Hughes, at 37 Gainsborough Terrace, Victoria Park, in answer to my advertisement—I was paid for the first two weeks, but he has sold the business, and gone away, owing me £17.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. I do not know that Hughes' business was carried on by his wife, I saw Elizabeth Hughes before the Magistrate, but she is not his wife, she lives in the house—I saw Brown before the Magistrate; he has not gone away—churns frequently get mislaid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He-examined.</hi> I ascertained that Mr. Hughes had gone to 124, St. James's Road, Holloway.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-157" type="surname" value="HARRISON"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-157" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am lift-room attendant at Broad Street Station—it is part of my duty to receive and pass out the milk as it arrives—this is my book—on May 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> I find that two churns of milk were received from South Acton in the name of Scotchford, and taken away by
<hi rend="italic">W.</hi> Brown, who I knew coming to the Dairy Farmers' Direct Supply, Mile End—I find entries in this book daily from May 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> to 31
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> of milk to Scotchford, signed for by Brown as the person taking it away early in June milk consigned to Scotchford was taken away by a person signing "Ansell," who I do not identify—on June 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi> Scotchford signed for the milk—I did not know him—from June 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> to 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> Brown signed again for the milk; we had received verbal instructions from Scotchford to let him take it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-158" type="surname" value="NEAL"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-158" type="given" value="THOMAS EDWAED"/>THOMAS EDWAED NEAL</persName> </hi>. I am a lift attendant at Broad Street Station—I know Ansell as employed by Brown, who signed for the milk on June 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> and 2
<hi rend="italic">nd.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. It is usual for other persons than those to whom it is assigned to apply for milk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-159" type="surname" value="L'ENFANT"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-159" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES L'ENFANT</persName> </hi>. I produce the file of proceedings in the bankruptcy of Edwin George Plenty; the date of the bankruptcy is 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> February, 1886; he is described as a cowkeeper and milk-seller, of 12, Beaumont Street, Mile End Road, as the Callow Park Milk Company—the assets are £155 16s. and the liabilities £2,799 7s. 3d.—he is still undischarged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EOUTH</hi>. He applied for his discharge on 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> November, 1889, and was refused.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-160" type="surname" value="ELLIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM CAMPBELL"/>WILLIAM CAMPBELL ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I have been a dairy farmer; I am nothing at present—in May, 1889, I was in business as a cowkeeper, at New Romney, in Kent, and advertised in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Chronicle</hi> a milk</p>
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<p>separator, a butter churn, and a butter worker, £15 10s. for the three; and in answer received a letter, signed "J. Scotchford, Brecknock Farm Dairy, Kentish Town," saying that he would come and see me about the articles—I answered it, and received another letter, saying that he had not time to come, but if I would forward the articles, and he approved of them, he would send a cheque—after reading the billhead I belief ed it was a genuine business, and sent the articles, and received an acknowledgment from Scotchford with the same heading, requesting me to send him the account, which I did; it amounted to £15—I then received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he had not had time to try the separator, but would do to in a few days, and if it was all right would forward a cheque on Friday</hi>)—i did not get the money—I pressed him for payment and got a P. O. O. for £1—shortly after that I came up to town and lived at Holloway, not far from Scotchford—I called on him, and pressed him for payment—on one occasion he said, "I have got a bill to meet, I cannot pay you today"—he made the same excuse each time—he promised to pay me on a certain day—I went there, and he was not in; I went on the Monday following, but did not see him—I saw him on the Tuesday, and he said that a cheque had been posted to me at New Romney, my old address—I did not get it—I put the matter into the hands of a friend, Mr. Mitchell, a solicitor, and under pressure from him he received from Scotchford this cheque for £10—I paid it into my bank, and it was returned dishonoured—I then went to Brecknock Road to look for Scotchford, and found his place shut up—I afterwards identified my separator at Mr. Abbott's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. I understand the separator was taken from a sale to be sold—I saw Mr. Mitchell as far back as 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> August last—this cheque was only paid in once.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-161" type="surname" value="COLLDTOWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-161" type="given" value="EDWARD TODD"/>EDWARD TODD COLLDTOWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Urquart, auctioneer, of 203, Essex Road—he held a sale on 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> December, at the Tindal Arms, Upper Street, Islington, and sold among other things a milk separator, a butter churn, and a butter worker—I do not think they had been unpacked—there was no reserve, and they were knocked down in one lot to Abbott Brokers, milk salesmen, for £10—after the sale was over, Plenty came and asked me to make his account out—I said, "What do you mean? We did not receive any instructions from you about the sale; we had instructions from a man named Turner"—he said, "The separator is my property, and I want the money for it"—Turner was there, and said, "Plenty is mixed up in it, you had better pay him"—the expenses of the sale exceeded the amount realised for the separator, and we refused to pay anything—I thought it was a "do" on Turner's part—we subsequently received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was from E. Plenty, stating that unless they handed him the money for the separator on Monday next, he should apply for a summons at the Police-court</hi>)—I rendered the account to Turner, who instructed me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROUTH</hi>. Turner put various churns and milk plant into the sale—it was good plant; this was the biggest—I do not know that Turner obtained the separator from Mrs. Plenty, and put it into the sale, that the sale might wear a better appearance; it was not put into the sale till the last moment—the three articles were worth £15 or £16—it was not knocked down almost as soon as it was put up, it was up a long time—Plenty and Turner were in the yard—I don't know whether</p>
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<p>I saw Mrs. Plenty or Mackril—plant is let out in the dairy business—I have heard that Mrs. Emma Plenty owns a business of her own—Plenty came up and said he had been swindled, but he did not mention his wife—Mackril joined in the conversation; I have since heard that he is foreman or manager to Mrs. Plenty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. The Mews is a mile and a half from Brecknock Road—the things would have to be taken in a cart, and be packed in cases—there were three cases; they looked very carefully packed—I would not say that the separator had not been used—I was instructed by Turner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-162" type="surname" value="ABBOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-162" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale milk dealer, of Gunn Lane, Limehouse—I purchased a secondhand separator and churn for £10 at a sale in Upper Street, Islington—Mr. Elliott identified them—they had been used, but not of late, and wanted a good deal of oiling—a man named Turner bid against me at the sale.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-163" type="surname" value="PETERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PETERSON</persName> </hi>. I trade as the Anglo-Danish Egg Company, Southampton Street, Fitzroy Square—on 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> July, 1889, I forwarded a price list to J. Scotchford, 225, Brecknock Road, and next day received this letter.(
<hi rend="italic">From Scotchford, ordering a sample case of eggs at</hi> 8s.)—I then called on him, and told him I bought for cash, and sold for cash on delivery—he said, "I always buy for cash"—I said, "You are just the man for me"—he then ordered eggs to the value of £4 12s.—I sent the eggs—on 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> July I received this letter from Scotchford. (
<hi rend="italic">Enclosing a cheque for</hi> £4 12s.,
<hi rend="italic">and ordering three more cases of eggs</hi>)—the cheque was met, and I took the three cases of eggs myself to Scotchford—he said he wanted two more cases in two days, and then he would give me a cheque for five—I sent them, and received this cheque for £19 19s., dated August 1
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> but I got it five days before—I went and asked him why he had post-dated it—he said he had so much to pay that he was not quite sure the money was there—on 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi> August I received another order for eggs, value £23—I had not sent the other cheque to my bank—he then gave me this cheque for the £23—they are both on the London and County Bank, Hollo way Road—I paid them in together, and got them back next day, marked "Not provided for"—I told Scotchford about it—he said he was very sorry, there must be a mistake, because there was plenty of money in the bank—I said, "Yes, but not belonging to you"—he said, "If you will present it again I will arrange it"—I sent it in again, and it was returned again—I went to Scotchford's at six o'clock, and a woman there went to a public-house for him, and he came back with her and Plenty—I said, "You have got my eggs under false pretences; I shall go to my solicitor"—I did so, and he took out a writ—I believed the business was a genuine one, or I would not have delivered the eggs—I received notice from the police to attend at the Police-court and give evidence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-164" type="surname" value="HENRY"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-164" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HENRY</persName> </hi>. I am book-keeper to Mr. Le Bras, a provision merchant—on 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> July Scotchford called and said he wanted two cases of
<hi rend="italic">eggs</hi> and two boxes of butter—he had bought once or twice before for cash—the value was £10 18s., for which he gave a cheque, but he dropped a letter in it, and sent me another cheque in substitution; I presented it, and it came back marked "Not provided for"—it was sent to Scotchford—I have never been paid—I believed he was carrying on a genuine business—in 1885 I</p>
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<p>supplied Plenty with goods, and he gave me a cheque for £10, which was no use.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I do not remember receiving notice that Plenty was a bankrupt—I heard that he was applying for his discharge—I do not remember proving under the bankruptcy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. I had done business with Scotchford before July, for cash, and was paid by cheques which were met, and therefore I trusted him a third time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-165" type="surname" value="ROSE"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-165" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALFRED"/>FREDERICK ALFRED ROSE</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to James Howes and Co., provision merchants, of 1, West Smithfield—on August 15 Scotchford called and purchased two cases of eggs and a cask of butter, price £12 10s. 8d., for cash on delivery—they were sent by our carman to 225, Brecknock Road—he returned without the goods, and gave me this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Signed J. Scotchford, for</hi> £12 10s. 8d.)—r paid it in, and it was returned, marked "Not provided for"—I instructed the carman to call again, and he brought back this cheque for £6 19s. for another order, which I sent, and that cheque was also returned, marked "Not provided for"—on the following Monday I went and found the place shut up and everybody gone away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. I have no memory when I paid the cheque in, but I paid the second in the day after I received it—the first cheque had not come back when I sent the second order—I had not had previous dealings with Scotchford.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-166" type="surname" value="PAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-166" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to James Howes and Co., 1, West Smithfield—I have authority to sell goods which I take out in a cart—on 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> August, 1889, I called at 225, Brecknock Road, saw Scotchford, and sold him a case of eggs and two boxes of butter, value £6 19s. 2d., and received this cheque in payment—I saw his place of business, and believed a genuine business was going on there—I afterwards paid the cheque over to Mr. Pole.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-167" type="surname" value="PRIDDEAU"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-167" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWARD"/>GEORGE EDWARD PRIDDEAU</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman, of Motcomb, Dorset—on 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> May I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">From Scotchford, asking for prices of a box of butter, a box of eggs, and four churns of milk daily</hi>)—I sent the prices, and he wrote again—I forwarded three churns to Waterloo Station on June 3
<hi rend="italic">rd,</hi> four on the 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> and 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, two on the 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, four on the 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, seven on the 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, and three on the 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, total value £14 15s. 4d.—I then sent in the account, got no cheque, waited till the Wednesday, and then wired to say that I should stop the supply—in the meantime I had sent further milk, amounting to £8 14s. 10d., making £23 7s. 2d.—I placed the matter in a solicitor's hands, got judgment, but could not find where Scotchford was—these are letters which I received from him—I got this telegram in reply to mine—"Do not stop milk; my husband away, to-morrow night"—when I supplied the milk I believed a genuine business was being carried on—I subsequently received these three letters, signed "D. Williams;" they are in Scotchford's writing—I sent in reply the price of skim milk and eggs—I then received this: "Received milk all right. Please commence sending me two churns of milk, and one churn separated milk. Please send me as soon as possible 600 new-laid eggs.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">D. WILLIAMS. "</hi>—I did not know it was Scotchford—I sent the milk to Waterloo Station,£10 7s. 9d. worth, in ten days—I never sent the eggs, and on 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> I received this: "
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR</hi>,—Can you forward me the 600 new-laid eggs which I ordered on</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189003240030"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">D. WILLIAMS</hi>."—I did not send them—I did not get paid for the milk—I handed the bill to my solicitor, but nothing was recovered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I saw in the
<hi rend="italic">Dairy</hi> newspaper an advertisement relating to some vans and carts in the name of E. Plenty—I wrote and bought a secondhand van, which gave mo satisfaction, and is working now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. I was not aware that D. Williams was Scotchford—I never had any cheque.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-168" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-168" type="given" value="HUNTER"/>HUNTER COOPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have seen Scotchford write—these throe documents are his writing, to the best of my belief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. I am not an expert—I supplied Scotchford with hay, which was left on the line and got Dad—six guineas was not a high price for it, I was making more than that—I did not tell Scotchford he could sell the hay at what price he liked, and do the best he could with it for me; that was never mentioned.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-169" type="surname" value="OUTINS"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-169" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS OUTINS</persName> </hi>. I am a constable at Waterloo Station—some milk was sent there from Mr. Priddeau for Scotchford; this is the waybill—it is made out to Scotchford, who came with a barrow and asked if there was any milk for Scotchford, and took it away—he did not sign for he the called three or four times—I remember a carman coming for some milk, some of which was consigned to Scotchford, and taking it away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. Some milk came in October in the name of Williams—I do not suggest that Scotchford took that away—I have not seen the carman since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-170" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-170" type="given" value="HENRY SMITH"/>HENRY SMITH WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 9, Old Jewry—in June last I was managing clerk to Mr. Smart, who received instructions to commence an action against Emma Plenty, a wheelwright, and Frederick Mackril—I issued a writ, recovered judgment, and put an execution in at Swan Place, Old Kent Road—I received a copy of the claim, and saw the prisoner Plenty on the interpleader summons, which came on for hearing before the Master—this copy (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was supplied by his solicitors, Wood and Woolton—this is the notice I received, and this is the claim—that notice would be sent to the sheriff's officer—he said that there were two rooms occupied by Mr. Smith, a lodger—I afterwards saw this affidavit of Edwin Plenty (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I put the sheriff in at both places—there was a claim by the prisoner as a lodger, and the sheriff was ordered to withdraw.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-171" type="surname" value="WALHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-171" type="given" value="HENRY HERBERT"/>HENRY HERBERT WALHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a bailiff's officer, of 172, Strand—I produce two claims, one signed "A. Smith" and the other "Edwin Plenty, "June 26th and 27th, 1889—I left my man in possession of Emma Plenty's premises under an execution against Emma Plenty and Frederick Mackril and then received these two claims—I levied at Swan Place on the 26th—I talked with Plenty, he said that he was sorry he had represented himself at Alfreton Road as A. Smith—it was then discovered that A. Smith and Edwin Plenty were the same person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-172" type="surname" value="PALMER"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-172" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am a milkman of 138, Marlborough Road, Holloway—I have known Scotchford five or six years as a milk-carrier—in April, 1889, I met him in Holloway Road in charge of a van, which I had seen once before at the Swan Yard, Old Kent Road—"E. Plenty" is on the yard gate there—he stopped and told me he had had-some money left him, and was going to start in business in the milk line, and had taken a shop, he did not say where—</p>
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<p>shortly afterwards I answered an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Chronicle</hi> for milk-carriers, at 225, Brecknock Road—I went there, found it was a dairy, and saw Plenty, who I had known several years—he said, "Halloa,
<hi rend="italic">Jack,</hi> what do you want?"—I said, "I came to see if there was any chance of a job"—he said, "Have you got a
<hi rend="italic">quid?</hi>"—that is £1—I said I had not one—he said, "You had better go and see,
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>—I knew who he meant, and went and saw Scotchford, and said I had come after a carrier's job—he said, "Yes,
<hi rend="italic">Jack,</hi> you can start"—that was even without the sovereign—he said there were no wages, it was commission work—my duty was to take a barrow out and sell milk; my commission was sixpence a barn gallon on the amount I sold—I began my work the next morning, and worked till August 17th—other milk-sellers were employed besides me, and over twenty barrows were used; the name of Plenty was stamped on them—I saw Plenty there five days out of the seven, he was in the business—Scotchford and his wife washed out the milk-cans, and so did Plenty when Scotchford was not there—I heard Mrs. Scotchford say once that Scotchford had a room there—Plenty used to drive the vans; Scotchford was the carman—I have seen eggs, butter, and milk go away in the vans—a quantity of eggs were delivered at the place in July, in the morning; they went away in the cases the same afternoon, between four or five o'clock, when I came off my rounds; they had not been unpacked—to the best of my belief Plenty drove the van—eggs had been removed in that way frequently before; Scotchford was the carman, sometimes they went together, and sometimes separately—very few eggs were sold on the round'; I don't know what were sold in the shop—I think one case of eggs arrived on August 17th; I should think it contained 1,200 eggs—I asked Scotchford for some eggs that day to go on the van, but he said they were not right, they were to go back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Scotchford and the carman drove the van nine times out of ten; Mr. Fleming drove it on this occasion, but Scotchford took the money—I never saw Plenty put a farthing in his pocket—I sold some milk, and put the money in my pocket, I thought I was entitled to it—the barrows and things in the yard were marked "Plenty"—Mrs. Plenty used to let out things for hire to persons wanting to set up in business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. I have known Scotchford some time—we were milk-carriers together; I do not know his wife—I saw a separator there, but never saw it used, it was so constructed as to be worked by hand—it was not unpacked, but it was undone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-173" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-173" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WHITWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Whit worth, of 112, Westmoreland Road, Walworth—up to June last a man named Mackril, a wheelwright, lodged in our house, and Plenty came there very often and occupied the same room; we have lived in the house fourteen years, and I am able to say that no person named Smith has lodged there for the last six years, except John Smith, an apprentice, seventeen years old.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. He came and slept there from Saturdays to Mondays.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-174" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-174" type="surname" value="MACKRIL"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-174" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MACKRIL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frederick William Mackril, of 27, Alfreton Street, Old Kent Road, a wheelwright, working for Mrs. Plenty, at 7, Swan Place, Old Kent Road—up to last June we lived at Mrs. Whitworth's, 112, Westmoreland Road, for twelve months, from</p>
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<p>June, 1888, to June, 1889—Plenty slept there sometimes with his son, who worked for my husband—we had an apprentice named James Smith, who slept there several times—he slept there the first month I was there—after that he went home to sleep, and came in the morning—I have seen him write; this receipt does not look like his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Mrs. Plenty lends out articles used in dairies for hire—I know her writing—this is her writing, to the best of my belief. (
<hi rend="italic">This was an agreement between Emma Plenty and J. Scotchford, for the hire of goods at</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a month, in a list appended. Witness, F K. Mackril</hi>)—the business in Swan Place was carried on by Mrs. Plenty—Plenty went out as a collector—Mrs. Plenty has a number of contracts in London; she was always lending out articles to milkmen to furnish their shops—Plenty would come in and seize on her behalf if he could.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. I do not think this document is in the prisoner's writing—I have only seen him scribbling to amuse himself—a boy like Smith writes several ways.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I know nothing about the action in which Plenty made the affidavit, and said that the business was his; I was too much upset—the filling up of this document is in Mrs. Plenty's writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-175" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-175" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-175" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Brown, of Lasbrook Road, Stoke Newington—Scotchford lodged with us from October, 1888, to March, 1889—he occupied a room at 3s. 6d. a week, with his wife—he hired a barrow and took milk round and sold it, and his wife worked at jacket finishing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-176" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-176" type="surname" value="HUGHES"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-176" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Daniel Charles Hughes, a dairyman, who at present has no occupation—we once lived at 2, Gainsborough Road, Victoria Park; we moved from there to 27, Gainsborough Cottages, and from there to 124, St. James's Road, Holloway, where I carried on a dairy business—the premises were taken from a Mr. Dolby—I was placed there by the prisoner Plenty—I was looking out for a shop, and he said he knew of one—Scotchford came there several times with his milk-barrow—I wrote this letter, "March 26, 1889. To Mr. Ball. Dear Sir,—Mr. Scotchford is a respectable man, and quite able to pay the amount of rent you mention," at the dictation of John Hughes, my brother-in-law—I only knew him by coming to speak to my brother-in-law—I heard nothing about the rent of the house he was going to take.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Plenty never spoke to me about the house in Brunswick Road—Mrs. Plenty was then in the shop I have got now—she lent me nothing to set up with.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. I gave the reference entirely under my brother-in-law's direction—I knew Scotchford some time before he went to Brunswick Road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-177" type="surname" value="BALL"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-177" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BALL</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of Elm Darton Park—on March 12th I received the letter marked "A," and forwarded it to Scotchford, and he came to see me about a house in Brecknock Road: "Dear Sir,—Please forward particulars and card to view premises advertised in
<hi rend="italic">Daily Chronicle.</hi>—E. Plenty"—Scotchford said that Plenty could not come in he had taken the premises if we could come to terms—it had been a grocery and provision shop before—I said that subject to an agreement, and the references being satisfactory, I would let him have the house;</p>
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<p>the rent was £80 a year—he referred to Mr. Hughes and Mr. Smith—I wrote to Mr. Hughes, but got no answer—he also referred to Mr. Plenty and Mr. Brown, but I did not write to them—in reply to my letter to 112, Westmoreland Road I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Signed, A. Smith, and stating that Mr. Scotchford was quite able to pay the amount stated</hi>)—an agreement was drawn up—he paid £5 for some fixtures with this cheque of Plenty's. (
<hi rend="italic">On the Central Bank of London, pay Mr. Scotchford or bearer</hi> £10.—
<hi rend="italic">Emma Plenty</hi>)—he remained in possession of the place from 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> March to July or August, when he disappeared—he paid me this cheque for £20 for rent, which was returned marked, "Not provided for—I have never received any rent—he left without notice, and without knowledge, and I saw no more of him till he' was in custody—he paid me £10, but whether it was for deposit or fixtures I cannot say.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-178" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-178" type="surname" value="MACKRIL"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-178" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MACKRIL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This cheque is not Mrs. Plenty's writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-179" type="surname" value="BALL,"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-179" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BALL, JUN</persName> </hi>. I am apprenticed to the last witness—in March, 1889, Plenty drove up in a trap and inquired about a shop we were advertising—I took the keys and showed him over the premises—he said he thought they would suit him very well, he had already written to my father on the subject—about a fortnight later I saw him at Brecknock Road, he said he had some land of his own which he thought of building on, and he thought he had a friend who would take the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-180" type="surname" value="LANGDON"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-180" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LANGDON</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to Mr. Salter, a shop-fitter, of Blackfriars—on 9th April, Scotchford came and bought a butter-boiler and scales, price £5 1s. 6d., to be sent to 225, Brecknock Road—he left 6s. 6d. deposit; part of the goods came back—I received this cheque in payment for the balance (
<hi rend="italic">For</hi> £4 10s.,
<hi rend="italic">Signed, Emma Plenty</hi>)—it was paid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-181" type="surname" value="GERRARD"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-181" type="given" value="SIDNEY HERBERT"/>SIDNEY HERBERT GERRARD</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Kentish Town branch of the London and South-Western Bank—on 12th April, 1886, Scotchford called and opened an account, he gave his address, 225, Brecknock Road, and gave as a reference his landlord, Mr. Ball—he paid in £25, part of which was a cheque for £5 on the Central Bank, Mile End—on 17th April a cheque for £10 on the-same bank was paid in, and on the 23rd another cheque for £10 on the same bank; on 24th April £5 in cash and a cheque for £6, signed E. Plenty, on the Central Bank, Mile End—I have the record of that, because it was returned unpaid—on 29th April a cheque for £23 12s. 6d. was paid in—the account came to an end on 5th June, when there was no balance, and 17s. charges for keeping the account—cheques Were drawn and returned by us, marked "No account"—this is a copy of the bank-book—between 8th May and June 7th the returned cheques amounted to over £200—on June 3rd we wrote to him about the state of his account, and said that unless it was kept more satisfactorily we should close it, and next day more cheques were presented; some were returned with no funds to meet them, and on the 5th the account was finally closed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. A number of E. Plenty's cheques were paid to that account, only one of which was returned unpaid; that was for £6 on April 24th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. When cheques are presented, and there is not sufficient, we close the account—the account was kept open from April 12th to June 5th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-182" type="surname" value="NEWCOMR"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-182" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER NEWCOMR</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk at the Holloway branch of the</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189003240034"/>
<p>London and County Bank—Scotchford opened an account there on 13th July, 1889, with £49 5s. 3d., which included two cheques; one was for £20 5s. 3d., signed E. Plenty, on the Central Bank of London, which was returned dishonoured—after that several cheques presented were returned, there not being sufficient funds to meet them—on August 8th I wrote to say that we could not continue to carry on the account; but it was not formally closed till the end of September—no payments were received after August 8th, when the balance was 18s. 7d.—between August 8th and 24th twelve cheques were presented, amounting to over £100, and returned dishonoured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Of those cheques only one was signed "E. Plenty"—that was the opening cheque—£20 in cash was not paid in on 17th July, after the cheques were dishonoured—on 16th July the cheque for £20 was returned, and on the 19th £20 was paid in, partly in cash and partly in cheques, which were honoured.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-183" type="surname" value="RICHARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-183" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RICHARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 25th January I saw Scotchford coming out of 2, Henry Road, Walworth—I followed him into Rodney Road, and said, "Are you Mr. Williams, of 2, Henry Road?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Then you know a man named Plenty?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "You will have to tell me something about your transactions with him; you have been acting for him?"—he said, "No; I have been acting for myself"—I said, "What shop did you have?"—he said, "Well, I suppose you know I have had one at Brecknock Road?"—I said, "225, Brecknock Road?"—he said, "Yes"—I said,. "Then your name is Joseph Scotchford?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am a police officer, and I hold a warrant for your arrest"—he said, "Very well"—I took him to the station—I then went to the house I saw him come out of, and found a number of books and documents relating to the business at Brecknock Road, and some milk-cans with the name of Scotchford engraved on them, and a piece of paper pasted over it, also pass-books and cheque-books of both banks, and these two cheques (
<hi rend="italic">To Webb and Andsell</hi>) and this rent-book, headed, "Mr. Williams to E. Travers. Rent of premises in Long Lane."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. Some of the cheques I seized have been paid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-184" type="surname" value="DILLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18900324-name-184" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER DILLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On 24th January I was with Sergeant Richards about five o'clock in Swan Place, Old Kent Road, and arrested Plenty on a warrant for conspiring with F. Scotchford and others, in obtaining goods from Waldemar, Peterson, and others, which I road to him—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I took him to Scotland Yard, searched him, and found a number of cards of E. Plenty, Dairy Furnisher, Swan Place, Old Kent Road, and a cheque-book on the Central Bank of London, Mile End Branch—four of the cheques are signed "Emma Plenty"—on the same day I took him to Marylebone Lane Police-station, where he said, "Who am I charged with conspiracy with?"—I said, "With a man named J. Scotchford"—he said, "I don't know him"—ho gave his address 92, Godliman Road, Forest Gate—I went there, and found a number of cards of "E. Plenty, contractor to supply dairymen with all kinds of utensils to carry out dairy business, 45, Tredegar Road, Bow," and "E. Plenty, Swan Place, Old Kent Road"; also an undated letter, signed "L. Williams," from 2, Hilary Road, Walworth—that is Scotchford's address—I did not find the envelope—I also found a number</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189003240035"/>
<p>of paid cheques, drawn by Emma Plenty in favour of Mr. Scotchford, and a number of other cheques in favour of John Hughes, signed "Emma Plenty," and some letters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I am the Inspector in charge of the case, acting under the instructions of the Treasury—I have not produced all the documents found at Plenty's house, but I have got them all here—I did not find a number of bills which were passed through the bank and paid, but I found a number of bills accepted by Emma Plenty, and not met—they are here to verify my statement—I am told by the bank clerk that Mrs. Plenty has an account of 8s. there—I do not suggest that the cheques have been returned because the account was overdrawn—I went to the bank about three weeks ago, and these people have been in custody since February 24th—Plenty only denied knowing Scotchford once—I did not make a note of the conversation—when Peterson's name was mentioned ho did not say, "I don't know him"—I have been to the address—this gives a list at what prices milk-cans will be supplied at.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Plenty's defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900324-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900324-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-185" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM MACKRIL</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, Alfreton Street, and am manager to Mrs. Plenty, wheelwright and dairy furnisher, Swan Place, Old Kent Road—the prisoner Plenty has nothing to do with it—she lends cans and utensils on hire to milkmen setting up—the banking account is in the name of Mrs. Emma Plenty—I generally pay the expenses on her behalf; she supplies me with money-r-all the utensils which go out have "E. Plenty" on them, which means Emma Plenty—I saw Scotchford sign these contracts (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) with Mrs. Plenty, and witnessed them; they show that she lent out goods to him; this is my signature—this letter is Scotchford's writing—"Dear Madam, May 14th, Please supply me with twelve of your barrows complete on hire at 3s. 6d. a week; I should like them here this week.—J. Scotchford"—I am the tenant of the premises in Swan Place at present, and pay the rent—Plenty has never paid the rent, but it has been paid by Emma Plenty's cheques.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been manager about twelve months—Plenty used to come there sometimes; he just passed through, he had nothing to do with the business—he had been manager to his wife—she was there very often, and when she was not, the prisoner Plenty came to tell me what to do, and he sometimes brought me money from Mrs. Plenty; but it was given by her cheque mostly—I have known the prisoner Plenty two or three years, he has lodged with me at 27, Alfreton Street, Old Kent Road—he was there very often last summer, two or three nights in the week—he did not. suggest to me to write some letters for him—I do not remember some talk about a letter being written there for Mr. Ball—Plenty slept at Westmoreland Road with his son, and worked for me in the wholesale business—it was my business then—I did not write this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), nor do I know whose writing it is, I know nothing about it—I heard no conversation about it till this case was on—I know an auctioneer named Urquhart; there was a little trouble about a milk separator, which was sold by him by my directions, under Mrs. Plenty's orders—Plenty was at the sale, looking after the separator—we never got the money—I heard Plenty threaten the auctioneer with proceedings—I told the</p>
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<p>auctioneer it was wrong—Plenty managed the business with the auctioneer on behalf of his wife, and
<hi rend="italic">blowed</hi> the auctioneer up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-186" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MOSELEY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk in charge of the Mile End branch of the Central Bank of London—Mrs. Emma Plenty had an account there—we had an understanding with her that she was to keep a minimum balance of £50, which was observed by her in January last.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-324-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PLENTY</hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-324-18900324 t18900324-324-punishment-27"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SCOTCHFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18900324-324-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-324-18900324 t18900324-324-punishment-28"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PETER MITCHIE</hi> (34)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900324-325-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18900324-325-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>to indecently assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900324-325-offence-1 t18900324-name-188"/>Elsie Wraight</persName>, aged three years and nine months.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18900324-325-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-325-18900324 t18900324-325-punishment-29"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, March</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900324-326-offence-1 t18900324-name-191"/>James Ernteman</persName>, and stealing from him a bag and £5 in money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROUTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAUL TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-192" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ERNTEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman, at 26, Marlborough Road, Hornsey—on Saturday, the 8th March, between half-past eight and nine at night, I was in the Prince Arthur public-house in the Caledonian Road—I saw the prisoners there—I took out my canvas bag to pay for what I had; it contained between £5 and £6—I could not say to a fewshillings—anyone standing round could see me take it out—I put it back in my pocket and then left, and went round the corner to a urinal—as I came out of it three or four assaulted me—I received a blow at the side of my ears, and then I received one at the other side of my head—Bartlett struck the first blow, and Wheeler the second—they were not very violent blows—one caught hold of me by my arms, and the other put his hand over my mouth—I could not call out or do anything—Wheeler took the money out of my left trousers pocket, and then they both ran away—I got a policeman, and wont in search of them—I found Wheeler in the Offord Arms about half an hour afterwards; I charged him with having committed this assault and robbery—he made no remark in my presence—at the Police-court Wheeler asked me whether I had not asked Bartlett to drink with me—I have not the slightest doubt as to the identity of the two prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave both the prisoners drink—I had not had much—I had been in another public-house and had a glass of beer—there were a lot of people in the Prince Arthur besides the prisoners—I got into conversation with them—we talked about swimming—I did not offer to swim the best man there for 10s., and then take out my bag and put it on the bar; I took it out of my pocket and put it back immediately; I took a sovereign out of it because I had no small change—I had counted my money about half an hour previously—I was about half an hour in the bar—I only had one pint of beer—I stood the other men drink—I paid for one quart among the lot—the prisoner did not leave the bar</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-193" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK RICHWELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 38, Maynard Street, Caledonian Road—between eight and nine in the evening of 8th March I was standing outside the baker's shop, five or six yards from the urinal—I saw the prosecutor leave the public-house, and go to the urinal—then the two prisoners came out of the public-house—they got one on each side of the prosecutor, and pulled him down the mews to the side door; then one pushed him up against the door, put their hands over his mouth—one said, "Have you got it?" and the other said, "Yes: all right"—they then walked up to the Prince Arthur—Bartlett turned back—Wheeler went in, came out again, and went down to the Offord Arms, and I went and told a policeman, and gave them in charge—I have known the prisoners about a year—after the robbery I spoke to the prosecutor; in my opinion he was drunk—I am certain the prisoners are the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see other men come out of the public-house—I had been standing outside the baker's shop about a quarter of an hour—the prisoners passed me in going back to the public-house—a mews divides the public-house from the baker's shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-194" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FAULKNER</persName> </hi> I am a lead glazier, and live at 23, Sutherland Street, Islington—on the night of 8th March I was with the last witness—I saw the prosecutor come out of the public-house and go down the court—the prisoners came out and followed him—as he came out of the urinal the prisoners caught hold of his arms and pulled him down a yard by the side door—on his crying out "Police!" one of them punched him in the mouth—I do not know which it was—one said, "Have you got it?" and the other said, "Right"—they went on; Bartlett went back through the yard; Wheeler went into the public-house, came out again, and went to another public-house, and that was where we caught him—I have known Wheeler about twelve months, and I have seen Bartlett about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When Bartlett was brought into the station a lot more men were placed with him—ho was brought in about ten minutes after Wheeler.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-195" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DALLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 290). I was on duty in the Caledonian Road, and met the prosecutor with the two last witnesses—he complained that he had been assaulted and robbed, and gave a description of the persons—from his description I took Wheeler into custody in the Offord Arms—the prosecutor identified him directly—I told him I should take him into custody for assault and robbery—he said, "He has made a mistake"—the prosecutor was sober—I searched Wheeler, and found on him 8s. in silver, loose in his left trousers pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On Saturday night, the 8th, about half-past nine, I received a description of Bartlett—I saw him at the Caledonian public-house—I told him I should arrest him for being concerned, with Wheeler in custody, for stealing £3 and assaulting the prosecutor—he said, "None of us know our luck, do we, guv'nor? "I took him to the station, and the two boys identified him from among eight others—Bartlett had on him sixpence in silver and fourpeace in bronze.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Bartlett also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at the Middlesex Sessions, and both Prisoners had been convicted of assaults.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-200" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am a blacksmith, and live at 2, Seymour Place, Liverpool Road, Islington—about quarter to one on Sunday morning, 2nd March, I was going home—I heard some footsteps behind me—I turned round suddenly, and Alkin knocked my hat off, and then tripped ire up—when I was on the ground two other persons knelt on me—I did not know either of them—they took from my trousers pocket 12s.—they wrenched my coat open, and broke the buttons off—I halloaed out, "Police! stop them!" and the prisoners released their hold, and the two that took the money ran towards the roadway—I followed, and two constables carne round the corner, and caught hold of Alkin—I did not lose sight of him at all.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 506). About quarter to one on Sunday morning, 2nd March, I was on duty in plain clothes in Liverpool Road with Constable Brewer—I heard a cry of "Police! stop them!"—I saw the two prisoners, in company with another man, not in custody, running towards Victoria Place—Duke was first, and Alkin the third—I ran to the bottom of the court—when Alkin saw me he turned round and ran back—I ran after him, and passed him—I came back, and caught him by the throat, and arrested him—he said, "What's up?"—the prosecutor came running up and said, "That man has robbed me"—I said, "Are you sure?"—he said, "Yes"—at the station he denied all knowledge of the robbery—Duke ran up the court; ho was the first one up the court—it is Victoria Place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-202" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BREWER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman N</hi> 492). I was with Cooper—I heard the cry of "Police! stop them! "and saw Duke and another not in custody running along the high pavement in the Liverpool Road—Alkin came directly afterwards—they ran towards Victoria Court—I saw Duke distinctly; there was a low lamp with a reflector, and he turned round and looked at nee—Alkin returned, ran into the middle of Liverpool Road, and fell on his back—Cooper ran after him and passed him, then returned; and as Duke and his friend ran up the court, I went to the assistance of my brother constable, and arrested Alkin—he said, "You have made a mistake"—I saw Duke at the station on Sunday, and at once identified him—I have frequently seen him about the liverpool Road—I did not know Alkin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-203" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SELBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 218). I arrested Duke at the Agricultural Hall, Liverpool Road—I told him I was a police officer, and I should take him into custody for being concerned, with a man in custody and a man wanted, for robbery with violence—he said, "This is fine; I know nothing about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Alkin:</hi> "It is no use to say anything. "
<hi rend="italic">Duke:</hi> "I have nothing to say."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Alkin's Defence.</hi> All I have to say is that when I was taken to the station the prosecutor said, "I think he is the man that rubbed me. The Inspector told him to be sure, and then he said, "I am sure. "I had 2s. 74 d. on me. At Clerkenwell he said I was the man that held him behind, and he could swear to the two in front of him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Duke's Defence,</hi> At the time of this robbery, a quarter to one, I was at home in bed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Both prisoners then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASSMOEE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-206" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MEDWAY</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of John Dowle and others, carrying on business as Gilbert and Sons druggists, in St. Andrew Square, City—I have known the prisoner about two months; he came to lodge at the house where I was stopping—a few nights afterwards he said, instead of giving the goods I brought to somebody else, if I gave them to him he could sell them for me—I had brought home some scissors and tooth-brushes, which I had stolen; the prisoner knew that—a night or two afterwards I brought some scissors, in two or three boxes, and gave them to him to sell—he did not ask me any questions about them—this went on once or twice a week for nearly two months—he gave me half-a-crown, two shillings, or eighteenpence at a time—I never told him that these things were
<hi rend="italic">perks</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">perquisites</hi>)—the last time I gave him things was on 11th March; that was about three dozen toothbrushes—I don't think they were soiled; they were just as they were sold in the shop—sometimes I gave them to him down in the kitchen; lately I met him at the Post Office, Ludgate Hill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not tell you that these were things that I picked up in the sweepings; I never went along with you to sell them; I went nearly opposite the place where you sold them—there is a man named Barrett in the prosecutor's employ; I told you that one night one of the boys who always had to shut the door went home and forgot it—the policeman asked me whether I had arranged with you to leave the door open—I have been in the place four months; the boxes were not old ones, I only opened one or two—I saw 2s. 9d. marked on some of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-207" type="given" value="SAMUEL WILLIAM"/>SAMUEL WILLIAM MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Gilbert and Sons—Mr. John Dowle is one of the partners—the boy Medway was in our employ up to 13th March as errand boy; he had no right to take tooth-brushes or anything else from the warehouse; he never had any perquisites; I have missed a lot of tooth-brushes and other things during the last three months—the three dozen taken on the 11th March were 6s. a dozen—we can hardly tell the amount we have missed without going through the stock-sheets—it may be £15 or £50.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know nothing of you—some firms do allow sweepings as perquisites; we never do.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-208" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900324-name-208" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am in the prosecutor's employ—on Friday evening, 14th March, the prisoner came to the shop and inquired for Medway—I told him he had not been there that day, and I did not know where he was.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On the 15th March, at 12.30 a.m., I was in the neighbourhood of Waterloo Bridge—I saw the prisoner there—I went up to him and said, "I am a police officer; I shall take you into custody for being concerned with a boy named Medway,</p>
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<p>in stealing a quantity of tooth-brushes last night from his employers in St. Andrew Street; you will also be charged with receiving a quantity of tooth-brushes during the last three months"—he said, "I only had seven dozen"—he was taken to the station and charged; he said he only had seven dozen; ho gave an address at a lodging-house in the Borough Road; that was where the boy had lodged; and they had both lodged at another lodging-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, alleged that the boy always told him the things were perquisites, and that he did not know they were stolen.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, March</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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