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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ISAACS, MAYOR.</p>
<p>NINTH SESSION, HELD JUNE 23RD, 1890.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, June 23rd, 1890, and following days.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-3" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-4" type="given" value="POLYDORE DE"/>POLYDORE DE KEYSER</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-5" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-7" type="given" value="PHINEAS"/>PHINEAS COWAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<lb/>TON</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-13" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ISAACS, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-477-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to embezzling £5, £2, and £5, entrusted to him while in the public service.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-478-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an order for £32 18s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner had asked to look at the prosecutrix's cheque-book, from which, it was alleged, he abstracted a cheque, and filled it up for</hi> £32 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was stated to have presented it at the bank, out payment was refused, and it was returned to him. Notice to produce the cheque had been given to the prisoner, but he did not produce it.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that there was no case to go to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">without the production of the cheque.</hi> (Cases referred to: Reg.
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Wilshire, C. C. C. Sessions Papers; Reg.
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Dimsdale, Sessions Paper, vol. 87, p. 229; Reg.
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Hunter, 4 Carrington and Payne, p. 128; and Reg. v. Hall, 12 Cox's Criminal Cases, p. 159.)
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that as notice to produce had been given to the prisoner, and he had not produced the cheque, secondary evidence might be given. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">having consulted the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">considered that, though</hi> (See R.
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Hunter, R.
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Hall)
<hi rend="italic">it was not absolutely necessary to produce the cheque, no foundation was laid for the admission of secondary evidence, as, in order to admit it, he would have to decide the question of the prisoner's identity, which was a question for the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and he directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-478-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 836.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-479-offence-1 t18900623-name-32"/>Rebecca Thicking</persName>, with intent to defraud. (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 726.)</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-33" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-33" type="surname" value="THICKING"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-33" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA THICKING</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Thicking, of 159, Cannon Street Road, St. George's—I know the prisoner as a customer—on 11th April she asked me if I would buy a ticket of fourteen yards of black lace and six yards of broché, pledged for 12s. 6d.—she read it to me, as I cannot read—she asked 4s. for it, and I gave her 3s., as she said her husband was in great trouble, and fined 50s., and she wanted to make it up that he might not go to prison—when I took the ticket to the pawnbroker he said, "There is a mistake here; our 12s. tickets are yellow"—I got for the ticket a table-cloth, which was pledged for 1s.—had I known that I should not have bought the ticket—I gave the prisoner in custody on the 22nd.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-34" type="surname" value="FINDER"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-34" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FINDER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Wells, a pawnbroker, of 44, Broadway, London Fields—I produce a duplicate which I issued for a table-cloth, pawned for 1s.; it is now altered to "six broche silk, 12s."—I do not recognise the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-35" type="surname" value="LYNCH"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-35" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK LYNCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 189). On 22nd April, about 11.45, the prosecutrix spoke to me in Gable Street, and I stopped the prisoner and said, "You will be charged with obtaining 3s. by means of false pretences"—she said, "Don't lock me up; I am very sorry that I told you wrongly" speaking to the prosecutor—on the way to the station she threw away these two pieces of paper. (
<hi rend="italic">One of these was a duplicate for drawers, etc., in the name of Ann Smith, and the other a paper on which was written, "Six blocher and fourteen silk," the word "broché" being also spelt "blocher" on the altered duplicate.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-36" type="surname" value="PYSICK"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-36" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PYSICK</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of Cambridge Road, Bethnal Green—I produce a duplicate for a ring, 7s., pledged on 18th April by Ann Smith—this is the corresponding ticket; the number on each is 1908—it has been altered since it left; no drawers, glasses, or carpets were pawned at the same time; everything has been altered except the date.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-37" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-37" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 2, Merrell Street, Walworth—I produce a duplicate for a ring pledged for 4s. on 26th February, I cannot say who by—this is the corresponding ticket, which has been altered since.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-38" type="surname" value="FLETCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-38" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD FLETCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>). I took the charge at the station—the constable handed me two pawn-tickets, and said the prisoner had dropped them on the way to the station—she said, "I bought that at Johnson's sale," and afterwards she said, "My husband bought them, and let me have them, and he has done wrong, and ought to be punished too if I have done wrong"—I said, "There is an individual not far off"—she said, "He is not my husband; he is a man I am living with."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was unaware they were altered; I give you my word I can neither read or write. They were bought at Messrs. Johnson and Dymonds."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-479-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-479-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18900623-479-punishment-7" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18900623-479-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-479-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-479-18900623 t18900623-479-punishment-7"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour from last Session</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>480.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK WHITCOMBE</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900623-480-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-480-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18900623-480-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-480-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> to stealing a spoon and other articles, of
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-40" type="surname" value="VINEY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-480-offence-1 t18900623-name-40"/>John Daniel Viney</persName>, in his dwelling-house, and to a conviction of felony at this Court on 27th May, 1889.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900623-480-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-480-18900623 t18900623-480-punishment-8"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>481.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HATTERSLEY</hi> (60)</persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18900623-481-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> for stealing 118 forms of postal orders for 20s. each, the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-481-offence-1 t18900623-name-42"/>Postmaster General</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, for receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-481-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noAgreement"/>The
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">being unable to agree, were discharged without returning any verdict, and the case was postponed to the next Sessions</hi>,</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18900623-482-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to three indictments for forging and uttering orders for the payment of money,</rs> </p>
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<p>also to a conviction of felony at Liverpool in October, 1887.—
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<p>483.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH MORLEY</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900623-483-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900623-483-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering a receipt for the payment of £6 1s. 6d.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>484.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PAUL VAUGHAN LEMISH</hi> (24)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-485-offence-1 t18900623-name-48"/>Ellen Arnsby</persName>, aged 15 years.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900623-486-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to three indictments for burglary and stealing spoons, forks, and a coat;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-486-offence-1 t18900623-name-50"/>David Watling</persName>, a constable, in the execution of his duty.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> and</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD HAMILTON</hi>** (59)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-487-offence-1 t18900623-name-52"/>John Sampson</persName>, after a conviction of felony at Bow Street on 19th August, 1889. </rs>(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner had been tried twice before at this Court. See vol.</hi> 108,
<hi rend="italic">p.</hi> 786,
<hi rend="italic">and vol.</hi> 111
<hi rend="italic">, p.</hi> 421.)—
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18900623-488-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining by false pretences a pair of boots and a pair of gaiters from
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> £5 from
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> £2 and certain articles of clothing from other persons.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRASER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-56" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to Leonidas Nicholas Tierry, of 48, Gresham Street, boot and shoe manufacturer—on 11th December the prisoner came and said he wanted a pair of patent leather boots, that he came from Mr. Pannell, of Basinghall Street, a friend of his, who he was staying with—I sold him the boots and a pair of gaiters, and he wanted to sell me the boots he had on and his gaiters for 5s.—he asked if I would take a cheque—I referred him to Mr. Tierry, and he wrote the cheque at the desk. (
<hi rend="italic">This was on the Bradford Old Bank, for</hi> £l 9s. 9d.,
<hi rend="italic">signed William Dove</hi>)—this is the bill; it is for £1 4s. 9d.; the boots came to £1 1s., and the gaiters to 4s.—he said he had made a mistake and drawn the cheque for 5s. more, and Mr. Tierry gave him the 5s.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-57" type="given" value="LEONIDAS NICHOLAS"/>LEONIDAS NICHOLAS TIERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a boot and shoe maker, of 48, Gresham Street—on December 11th the prisoner came in, and Mitchell asked me in his presence to take a cheque in payment—I said I could not, not knowing him—he said, "Mr. Pannell, of Basinghall Street, is a particular friend of mine; I am staying with him," and on the faith of that I took his cheque for £1 9s. 9d., which he drew in my presence, and said, "I have drawn it for 5s. too much"—I gave him the change, and paid the cheque into my bank; it was returned to me marked "Refer to drawer"—he left his own boots, which were in very good condition—I parted with my money because I thought the cheque was good and would be met.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY PANNELL</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Pannell and Co., of Basinghall Street, chartered accountants—I do not know the prisoner, I never saw him before I saw him at the Police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM HARDY"/>WILLIAM HARDY KEDD</persName> </hi>. I am a chartered accountant, one of the firm of Pannell and Co., of Basinghall Street—I saw the prisoner once before he was at the Police-court; he called on, I think, December 11th for an account for mineral waters supplied at Harrogate, for which we had sent an account a few days before to his father, Mr. William Dove, of Harrogate—I had sent the cheque a week before he called, and I told him it had been sent to Harrogate—he expressed surprise that it had not been paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> That is the only transaction we had with you—it was three orders, but only one payment, about £6.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I knew nothing of any authority the prisoner had to use his father's name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-60" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of Tottenham Court Road—on 11th December the prisoner came there arm-in-arm with a friend of mine, who was staying at the Bedford Hotel close by—a conversation took place in my shop, and the prisoner asked him if he could cash him a cheque—he said, "No, I have not sufficient"—the prisoner then asked me if I could cash it—I said I could if it was not too large—he said, "I can make it out for any amount"—we arranged for £5, and he took a cheque-book from his pocket, wrote a cheque, and handed it to me—I said, "This is a country cheque"—he said, "That is all right, I have had £1,000 placed at my bank by their London agents"—on the faith of that statement, and believing the cheque would be met, I handed him £5—I paid the cheque into my bank, and it was returned marked "Refer to drawer"—I did not know his name; I had not seen him before—before the cheque came back he came again on the 14th, and asked me to cash another cheque—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I did so on the faith of his statement, and the other cheque not then being returned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-61" type="given" value="THOMAS CROSBY"/>THOMAS CROSBY HUTCHINSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Blow, tailors, of 17, Holborn—on December 14th the prisoner came and asked if I could make a dress suit for that evening—I said, "No, but we have some in stock, ready made"—he looked at them and said he must consult his father, and would call later on—he came back between five and six o'clock, and selected goods to the amount of £11 6s., and asked if I would take a cheque for the amount—I consulted the manager, and decided not to let him have the goods till we knew whether the cheque was right—he then gave three references, one of which was to Mr. Pannell, of Basinghall Street, who he said was the family solicitor—he handed me this cheque—I made out the bill; the Inverness cape had to be made; we had not time to look up the references on Saturday night—we paid the cheque into the bank, and it was returned marked "Refer to drawer"—he paid 8s. 6d. on account.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-62" type="surname" value="GILMORE"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GILMORE</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Harrogate branch of the Bradford Bank, Limited—William Dove was a customer of ours, but no funds were standing to his credit on December 11th—I have a copy of his account here, but it is not the prisoner's account—it was paid off in January by Mr. Wm. Dove's guarantor—we allow overdrafts if the bank have a guarantee—on December 5th I received a letter from Mr. Wm. Dove's solicitor about his account, in consequence of which the bank was unable to honour any further cheques on Mr. Dove's account—a cheque, of Mr. Wm. Dove, for £5 had been returned on 18th November, and one for £2 2s. 6d. on 21st November, and on 80th November one</p>
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<p>for £5 was returned through an irregularity, it was a crossed cheque—we received this letter: "Gentlemen,—Please to honour cheques on my account, signed by my son, who is managing my business, and I confirm any cheque which he may have signed for me already.—Yours truly,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM DOVE</hi>—William Gilmore, witness."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-63" type="surname" value="GABB"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-63" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GABB</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at Messrs. Lloyds' bank, 72, Lombard Street, agents of the Bradford Old Bank, Limited—£1,000 was-not deposited with our bank in December last on account of William Dove—I have searched the books and found no such account.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-64" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DOWNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 24th May I took the prisoner at Swaffham, in Yorkshire, at the house of a police officer of the district—I told him I was a police officer from London, and read the warrant to him—it was for obtaining a pair of boots and gaiters from Mr. Tierry, by means of a fictitious cheque—he said he did not see how it could be a fraud, as he had authority from his father to use his cheques—I saw his father in his presence, who said that he had authority to use the cheques, but not in London.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, stated that he was not aware that his father was in difficulties, or he would not have given the cheques.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before the Right Hon. Sir William Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE MARTIN</hi> (19)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence on this indictment.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner, for
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<interp inst="t18900623-489-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>assaulting the said person and causing her actual bodily harm</rs>. To this, by the advice of his counsel.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">he</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-490-offence-1 t18900623-name-69"/>Rose Moore</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-490-18900623 t18900623-490-punishment-16"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES OLDFIELD</hi> (19)</persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-491-offence-1 t18900623-name-71"/>Evelyn Maud Davidson</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-72" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-72" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE CLACK</persName> </hi>. I am eleven years old, and live in Fair Lawn Avenue, Acton Green—on Saturday, 24th May, between two and three in the afternoon, I was walking with Maud Davidson in Acton Lane on the path—she was about twelve years old—she started to cross the road, and had got about half-way across when I saw a van coming down the hill—I called to her—she took no notice of my call—I did not hear anybody else call—she went on, and I saw the horse knock her down, and the van go over her—I then heard her scream—the driver of the van did not atop till he got to the bottom of the hill—Mr. Barlow went after him—I went up to the deceased—she did not speak—somebody lifted her up</p>
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<p>and carried her home—I did not notice whether the van was going rapidly or not—two other vans had passed before this.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I called out quite loud; the vans were making rather a noise.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-73" type="given" value="SIDNEY HERBERT"/>SIDNEY HERBERT BARLOW</persName> </hi>. I am a broker, and live at Shepherd's Bush—on this afternoon I was going along Acton Lane towards the Green—I heard a noise of carts behind, and looked round and saw two vans coming in the direction of Acton Green—they passed me, and shortly after I heard a similar noise, and saw the little girl standing in the middle of the road and the van about five yards off—the child was knocked down by the near side of the horse, and the two near side wheels went over her—there was a distance of sixty or seventy yards between the second van and this one—it was going at a rapid pace—I shouted out—I did not hear the driver shout—I ran after him, and said, Hallo! Stop! You have run over a child"—he stopped in about sixty yards, and said, "What child?"—he got down, and I sent for a policeman and a doctor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The vans made a great noise; they might have drowned my voice—it is rather a narrow part of the road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-74" type="given" value="EDWARD OSBORN"/>EDWARD OSBORN FOUNTAIN</persName> </hi>, M. D., Gunnersbury. On this Saturday afternoon I was called to see the child; she was then alive and conscious—there was a mark across the upper part of the stomach and the lower part of the chest, which might have been caused by the wheel of a van passing over her—she died in about twenty minutes while I was there—on a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> I found two lacerations of the liver and great effusion of blood, and in one place the intestine was cut in two—those injuries corresponded with the external injury.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-75" type="given" value="RICHARD WILLIAM"/>RICHARD WILLIAM GALE</persName> </hi>. I live at Acton—on this afternoon I was in Acton Lane, on the bridge over the railway—I saw a van coming down the hill at a rapid rate, and I saw the child lying in the road—I ran and picked her up, and ran for a doctor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not say whether the van was loaded—it was about thirty yards from me when I first saw it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-76" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-76" type="given" value="EDITH ALICE"/>EDITH ALICE BYNG</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at Hanwell—on this afternoon I was on Acton Green—I saw a coal van laden with coke coming very quickly down the hill—the prisoner was driving it—I saw the child standing in the road; the horse knocked her down, and the wheels went over her—I heard Mr. Barlow call out to the driver.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was close by him—I did not call out—the van was nearly on the child when I first saw it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-77" type="surname" value="DAVIDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-77" type="given" value="DANIEL ARTHUR"/>DANIEL ARTHUR DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>. I live at Fairlawn Avenue—I am the brother of the deceased—I was not with her on this afternoon—I was playing cricket on the green—I heard two vans loaded with coke coming down the hill at a great pace, and at the same time I saw my sister and Jessie Clack on the path—I did not see the prisoner's van—I heard a gentleman shout, and afterwards heard that my sister had been run over; I ran and saw her on the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-78" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-78" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GIBBS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 219). I took the prisoner into custody, and told him the charge—he was perfectly sober—he said, "It was quite an accident; I could not help it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-79" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi> T). I saw the prisoner at the station—I cautioned him—he said, "I will tell you how it happened; I was coming down the hill with a ton and a half of coke on it; when I</p>
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<p>was under the bridge the deceased ran between my horse's head and another van in front of me; I did not see the van go over her."</p>
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<lb/>slaughter of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-492-offence-1 t18900623-name-81"/>John Doherty</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-82" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-82" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOUGH</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, produced and proved apian of the locality.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-83" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BEACH</persName> </hi>. I am a coal porter—on Tuesday evening, 27th May, between six and seven, I was walking along the Kensal Road, and saw the prisoner driving a trolly with two horses; he went by Adela Street about twenty yards, turning to the left—he then turned short to the right into Adela Street—I saw the boy, John Doherty, standing on the kerb, outside the baker's shop, and at the next instant I saw the two right-hand wheels pass over him—I ran up to the trolly and told the prisoner he had run over a child, and he must wait till a policeman came—he said some word, but I could not say what it was—I waited till the policeman came up—I saw the prisoner get off the trolly—I could not say that he was drunk; I was excited at the time, and did not notice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was driving very steadily, about four or five miles an hour, jig-jogging along.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-84" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-84" type="given" value="BARBARA"/>BARBARA YOUNG</persName> </hi>. My brother is a pawnbroker, in Kensal Road—on Tuesday afternoon, 27th May, I was standing at the door—I saw the prisoner driving a trolly and a pair of horses; I saw the horse knock the child down; I did not notice the trolly until I saw the child fall; he was in the road, about halfway between the kerb and the centre of the road—I did not see the wheels go over the child.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The child was two or three yards away from the kerb; the prisoner did not seem to be going fast.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-85" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-85" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CASE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Case, and live at 6, Adela Street—on 27th May, between six and seven in the evening, I was standing at my door, and saw the prisoner go by with his trolly; in a few minutes he came back—the little boy was at the edge of the kerb; the horse on the right-hand side knocked him under the chin, and he went down under the front wheel—he raised himself a little to get out of the way, and the second wheel passed over him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The boy was standing at the very edge of the kerb—I think the horse knocked him down; the boy might have just got off into the road—the van was not going very fast, he was driving steadily.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-86" type="surname" value="KNOX"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-86" type="given" value="JAMES JENKINSON"/>JAMES JENKINSON KNOX</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Mary's—the deceased boy was brought there on 27th, about ten minutes past even—he was dead—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination; the cause of death was fracture of the rlbs from being run over—there was laceration of the lungs; five rlbs were broken on one side and two on the other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MUNDAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I saw the trolly in Adela Street, and Mr. Beach keeping the prisoner there—I told the prisoner I should take him into custody for being under the influence of drink, and running over a boy—he said, "Never! I know nothing about it"—with a little difficulty he got down; he was under the influence of drink—he was taken to the station—on the way he staggered—I said to him, "This is a serious matter"—he was told to sit down, and within five minutes he was fast asleep.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I thought from his general appearance that he was under the influence of drink—I had seen him five or six minutes before; I then thought him sober—I was not near enough to see—I told him to go on and drive—I held up my hand and shouted to him, and said, "Take your trolly away."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There were 300 or 400 people in the road in an excited state, owing to a disturbance which had taken place previously—I can say now positively that the prisoner was drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-88" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NEWMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). The prisoner was brought to the station charged with being drunk whilst in charge of a trolly and a pair of horses—he was drunk—afterwards information came that the boy was dead—he was then charged with causing the death—he said, "I did not knock a boy down; I know nothing about knocking a boy over."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was fifteen minutes past seven when he was first charged, and about nine when he was charged with causing the death.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner said he was net aware of what had occurred; that it was quite an accident.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES MAHONEY</hi> (12)</persName> were indicted for
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-493-18900623 t18900623-493-punishment-17"/>One Month's Imprisonment</rs>, and
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-94" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBERTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 513). About 12.30 a.m. on 5th May I was in Elthorne Road, turning out of Holloway Road; I heard a police whistle, and went to 23, Nicolay Road, where I saw Police-constable McMillan—he made a complaint, in consequence of which I went to the back of 23, Nicolay Road—I there saw George Chamberlain, the prisoner's younger brother—I afterwards saw the prisoner; he got on the roof of the back kitchen of the house, and began throwing tiles and bricks at us; one of them struck McMillan on the head, knocking him insensible—it went right through his helmet—the prisoner then got Back into the house—some more constables came up—we could not find the prisoner, but about an hour, aftewards I saw him in custody—he was sober—he was very violent—he behaved like a madman—I assisted to take him to the station—it took us about a quarter of an hour to get him there; it was only a distance of about thirty yards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCMILLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 427). About ten minutes past twelve on the morning of 5th May I was on duty in Nicolay Road, and saw the prisoner in company with another man and two females; they were behaving in a disorderly manner, and making use of obscene language—I requested them to desist, and to go away—the prisoner immediately struck me in the chest, exclaiming, "I will take your life before you are twelve months in Holloway"—he drew a knife from his trousers pocket, and tried to stab me in the chest—I put up my left arm</p>
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<p>to save my chest, and received a stab in the arm—he was going to make a second stab with the knife when I drew my truncheon—he ran away—I pursued him—he ran into 23, Nicolay Road, and fastened the door—I blew my whistle, and two constables, Roberts and Miles, came up—we were endeavouring to break open the door when the prisoner appeared on the roof of the back kitchen, and he commenced throwing bricks and tiles down at us—one of the bricks struck me on the head and cut my helmet through, and rendered me insensible—I was assisted to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-96" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST MILES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 255). I heard a whistle, and went to Nicolay Road—I there saw McMillan lying against the railings bleeding—I saw the prisoner on the roof, throwing tiles and bricks—one struck McMillan on the head, and he fell insensible.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUCKLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 454). About quarter-past one on the morning of the 5th I found the prisoner concealed in the washhouse at the rear of 120, Nicolay Road—I told him I should take him into custody for stabbing the constable—he became very violent and said, "If had any knife I would serve you the same as I did the other b—"—we both fell down—I took him to the station—he used very bad language, and said he would kill every policeman that there was at Upper Holloway when he came out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-98" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PENNY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 509). I saw the prisoner struggling with Buckle, kicking and plunging very violently—I caught him by the leg—he said, "If I had a knife I would serve you the same as the other b—"—we had to turn him on his back, and drag him over a wall to take him to the station; he kicked me, but he had no boots on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-99" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED NORTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y</hi>). The prisoner was brought to the station—he was more like a savage than a man—he used very bad language, and said he would kill every policeman in Holloway, especially myself, if he came out again—this knife was handed to me—I produce McMillan's helmet and the jacket, showing the stab in the arm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-100" type="given" value="PATRICK WHITE"/>PATRICK WHITE RATTRAY</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police, 9, Pemberton Road—on 5th May, about a quarter-past four a.m., I saw McMillan at the station—he had sustained two injuries, a star-shaped wound on the top of the head, exactly where the bruise on the helmet met the scalp, and some hair and blood was adhering to the inside of the helmet; the wound extended through all the tissues, down to the covering of the skull-cap—there were three wounds, each about a quarter of an inch long; he was bleeding freely—the other wound was a puncture at the upper end of the left forearm—the knife produced might nave caused such a wound—he was very bad at the Police-court; he is not fit for active service now—he is still under my care—it is impossible to tell the effects of such an injury to the head—from the nature of it I come to conclude that he has had a fracture of the skull, but I cannot be absolutely certain—he was suffering from great pain, giddiness and sickness, and general exhaustion—both wounds were dangerous; the head injury was the most severe.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence:</hi> "About quarter-past eleven I was standing at the corner of the street talking to a young man and woman. McMillan came up and told me to go away; I walked down the street to go home, and he rushed after me and put his knee in my back. I asked what he did that for, and he drew his staff and struck me in the chest; he blew his</p>
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<p>whistle, and I ran home and got on the roof, and seeing a lot of them below I threw a bit of tile. I went into the back yard, and they came and took me by the legs and threw me over the wall. One of them said, 'Give it to the bastard; we shall not have another chance,' and he said he would break my b—neck. My mouth was full of blood. I am very sorry I was drunk at the time; I never troubled them, and I don't know what cause they have; I am always at work."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on Second Count—</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM LEON</hi> (36)</persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18900623-495-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-495-offence-1 t18900623-name-102"/>Isabella Malpas</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM OLIVER</hi>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THE MARQUIS DE LEUVILLE</hi> </rs> </persName>,
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Cronin</persName> and others to wreck the performance of a play called
<hi rend="italic">The Gold Craze</hi>, and to injure
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-496-offence-1 t18900623-name-105"/>John Henry Barnes</persName>, in his profession as an actor.</rs> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COCK</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">appeared for the prosecution, and</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the defence. The witnesses did not appear.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-496-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>497.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY RITSON</hi> (61)</persName>
<rs id="t18900623-497-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18900623-497-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-497-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an order for the payment of £98 15s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-107" type="surname" value="MERLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-107" type="given" value="ARTHUR JOHN SIDNEY"/>ARTHUR JOHN SIDNEY MERLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier in the bank of Williams and Co., of Hurnston—we have a customer named Kingman—on 18th May this bill of exchange was presented to me for £98 15s., and Mr. Kingman's name appeared as the acceptor—I paid it with nineteen of our own £5 notes; the top one was 6689—the bill has on it the name of Putcher and Son—I made some inquiry about it, and the same day I communicated with Williams, Deacon and Co., our London agents—the person presenting the bill wrote on it "James Gordon, Devizes Villa, Salisbury."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I consulted the manager—it is rather unusual to have a cheque endorsed which is already endorsed; but we do it where we do not know the customer, and we did not in this case; it was written in my presence, at my request—the manager did not see him; the junior clerk did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. This was May 13th, and on May 15th I went to identify the person, and I saw a group, and the prisoner was among them, but I did not recognise him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-108" type="surname" value="KINGMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-108" type="given" value="EDGAR WILLIAM"/>EDGAR WILLIAM KINGMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at Ledlynch, Dorsetshire, and have an account at R. Williams' bank—on 29th April I received a letter with the post-mark of 28th April; I sent a reply, but do not know whether I put my name to it or sent it on a memorandum—the signature to this bill, E. W. Kingman, is not mine, neither is the acceptance, but it is like mine—I never had any business transactions with R. Putcher and Son, I know no such people—I carried on business as a builder between July, 1874, and June, 1876—I received these letters</p>
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<p>from Cuthbert Ritson, of Highbridge, Somerset, in the course of my business—I ceased to be a builder last Michaelmas—I ceased to buy timber of Cuthbert Ritson ten or fifteen years ago, there have been no transactions since 1876—I never saw the prisoner that I know of before he was in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-109" type="surname" value="SALMON"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-109" type="given" value="HENRY CHAPMAN"/>HENRY CHAPMAN SALMON</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at Stuckey's Bank, Bridgewater—I am here because I am bound over; I am not desirous of giving evidence—I have known the prisoner and his family some years—I have received letters from him, and know his writing—I believe this bill to be his writing, and believe the endorsement, "James Gordon," to be in the same writing, and the R. Stutcher and Son also—this letter and envelope I also believe to be the prisoner's writing. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated April</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890,
<hi rend="italic">addressed to Mr. Kingman, inquiring the character of a servant.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The letters I produced at the Mansion House were dated about eighteen months ago—prior to receiving them I had not seen any of your writing for seven or eight years—I compared this correspondence with the letters I had—I speak from the general character of the writing—I always found you honest and honourable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I know nothing of his position in 1889 in reference to mr. Jewell or Mr. Spooner—I have had no communication with him since 1879 or 1880—these are begging letters in 1888—I know nothing about his conduct in 1889; I made no inquiry.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-110" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-110" type="surname" value="BUCK"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-110" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE BUCK</persName> </hi>. I am single, and assist a tobacconist at 4, Newington Causeway—we receive letters for a charge of 1d.—to the best of my belief the prisoner came there for a letter addressed to James Parsons—he came once to mo and once to Mrs. Kirby, who gave up the letter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was in the first or second week in May, to the best of my belief—it was a week or a fortnight before I went to the Mansion House—I only saw you once—I saw the letter in our place—I do not know that Mrs. Kirby gave it to you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-111" type="surname" value="PACEY"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-111" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER PACEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the country department of Williams, Deacon and Co., Birchin Lane—on 14th May the prisoner came in, a few minutes after ten o'clock, and presented eighteen £5 notes of Williams and Co., out of nineteen about which we had received information—I found they were all there except No. 6689—I asked him from whom he received them—he said, "From the country"—I said, "From whom?"—he said, "I don't know why I should say"—I asked his name and address, and he wrote on a piece of paper, "John Walker, 37, Angel Road, Brixton"—I said, "What have you done with the other note?"—that seemed to startle him, and he said, "I don't know anything about any other note"—I went with the eighteen notes to the manager, and was away about a minute and a half—I received a communication and came back, and the prisoner was gone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When you handed me the notes you said something about their being payable there—I looked at them and compared them with the list; I turned round to a clerk and said, "Here are the notes that are stopped"—that was after I asked you where you received them—when I said, "Here are eighteen notes, what have you done with the other?" you did not reply, "You have all the notes I had sent me"—when I left to see the manager I gave instructions to a clerk that you were not to be allowed to leave the bank.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When he was brought back the manager asked him, "From whom did you receive these notes?"—he said, "I shall not tell you," or something of that sort.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-112" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-112" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-112" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 728). On 14th May, about 10.10, the prisoner was pointed out to me walking at a sharp pace down Grace church Street towards London Bridge—I took hold of him before I spoke to him—he said, "You need not hold me, I could have got away before if I had liked"—I took him to Williams, Deacon's Bank, and the manager said, "Where did you get these notes from?"—he said, "I received them from the country, but if there is anything wrong I decline to say anything more"—he was asked if he had another note; he said, "No"—I took him to Seething Lane Station, and he was charged—he said, "I suppose I shall have to give my right name?"—I said, "Yes"—he gave the name of Henry Ritson, Sherwood Road, Epsom—I found another note in his breast pocket, No. 6689.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Two gentlemen called my attention to you; they were not there when I took you; you were eighteen or twenty yards in front' of them; they came up afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-113" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-113" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CHILD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 21st May I read the charge to the prisoner, "Forging and uttering a bill of exchange"—he said, "Very good"—he gave me a piece of paper with the address, "John Walker, Angel Road, Brixton"—the name was not known there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that he was not the person who presented the bill and wrote the endorsement; that he received the notes from the country, and when he presented them he found he had been made a dupe.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-116" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ISAACS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 11, Seymour Row, Euston Square—on the night of April 12th I was at the corner of Drummond Street with my brother Sidney, and saw a fight between Patterson and King—I cried out, "Halloa!" and was struck by a strange man—I turned round to see who it was, and the prisoner's father struck me, and I struck back, and the prisoner and his father and a tall man set upon me—I was knocked down twice, and the second time I could not get up—I was picked up by Mr. Dee, put into the arms of Bird, and taken to the hospital, where I was three weeks, being stabbed in my right chest and left shoulder—I lost a great deal of blood, and lost nearly two stone in weight in the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was knocked down with their fists—they all three closed with me—I do not know who stabbed me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The knife went between my fingers, and cut them both—there was a regular row, thirty or forty of them—I was not in it—I cannot find any reason for his stabbing me, there was no animosity between us—he was not a stranger to me, but I have never been in his company—his father and mother were there—I have had two or three words with them, but never had a row with his father—his father was knocked down, and his mother was on top of me, biting my calf.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-118" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PATTERSON</persName> </hi>. I am a coal porter—I was in Seymour Street about 12.30 p.m., and saw a crowd; I went up and saw the prisoner and his father and mother, and the two Isaacs—the prisoner said to Isaacs, "You are too big for me, I will use something else"—at that time my cousin, Charles Patterson, was fighting a fellow named King—when the prisoner said that, he pulled a knife out of his trousers pocket, opened it, and stabbed Charles Isaacs in the right breast—he fell, and the prisoner on top of him, and got up with the knife still in his hand, and I saw blood on it—he went away, and then Isaacs got up and was taken away and put into the hands of Charles Bird and taken home, and then to the hospital.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live in that neighbourhood; they
<hi rend="italic">do</hi> fight there—the prisoner's father was fighting with Charles Isaacs; he is about the same size as the prisoner—I did not see the prisoner there, he came from behind—he was not struggling with Charles Isaacs, but his brother was.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw him take the knife out of his trousers pocket—Charles Isaacs was also fighting with some tall fellow—the prisoner's father got very much the worst of it from Charles Isaacs—I saw more than half of the row—someone, not the prisoner's father, hit Charley Isaacs on the nose, and then he attacked the prisoner's father.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-120" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Brandon Place—I was in Seymour Street after the row, and saw the prisoner under a lamp against a coffee-shop closing a knife, he placed it in his pocket, and his mother was biting Sidney Isaac's leg—he picked her up and ran away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was not hurt—I saw Charles Isaacs taken away in a cab—the prisoner did not walk quietly away with his mother, he could not get her up, as she would not leave go of the leg, and he went away—the row went on after he left.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The wounds were done by a blade about half an inch wide; I think both men had had something to drink—the wounds might be made by an ordinary pocket-knife, such as men cut tobacco with.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 8). On 29th April I was on duty in Seymour Street, about one o'clock; I received information, and went to University College Hospital, and found Charles and Sidney Isaacs suffering from wounds—I went to the prisoner's house and found him in bed—I said from information I received I should take him in custody for maliciously stabbing two men with a knife—he said, "I never had a knife in my life; Charley struck me, and I struck him back again;
<hi rend="italic">Fil</hi>, that is the other brother, made a kick at me, but missed me; they knocked my father down and gave him a punch, and Charley hit me in the eye"—there was a slight mark on his eye—I took him to the station—he was perfectly sober—this was at twenty minutes to one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is rather a rough neighbourhood; there is a good deal of fighting at times—the prisoner lives with his family; his father is a chimney sweep—they live in the same mews as the Isaacs—I hear that there have been frequent quarrels between the families.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I found no knife on him—he lost his hat in the affray—a man named Kirk brought it to the station, and there was a quantity of blood on it—there were no blood stains on his clothes, only on his hat, which he accounted for by saying that he had lost it in the affray, and that the blood got on it when he had not possession of it—there are cuts on the prosecutor's clothes, and they are saturated with blood.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Upon the evidence of</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">surgeon to Holloway Prison, </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-503-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900623-503-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-503-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-134" type="surname" value="NIBLETT"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-134" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-503-offence-1 t18900623-name-134"/>George Niblett</persName>, and stealing two coats and other articles, his property, and a pair of boots, the property of
<persName id="t18900623-name-135" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-135" type="surname" value="NIBLETT"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-503-offence-1 t18900623-name-135"/>Frederick Niblett</persName>; </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FENWICK</hi>** having been convicted in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-name-136 t18900623-alias-2"/>Thorton Fenwick</rs> </persName> at this Court in April, 1886, and
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>** at this Court in December, 1878, in the name of
<persName id="t18900623-name-137">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-137" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<rs id="t18900623-alias-3" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-name-137 t18900623-alias-3"/>Sidney Smith</rs> </persName>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-503-18900623 t18900623-503-punishment-27"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude each.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>504.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS HEDGES</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900623-504-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18900623-504-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-504-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18900623-name-139" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-139" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-504-offence-1 t18900623-name-139"/>Henry Williams</persName>, and stealing a coat and other articles;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-140" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-504-offence-1 t18900623-name-140"/>John Baker</persName>, and stealing a table-cover and other articles.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>505.
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<interp inst="def1-505-18900623" type="given" value="DAVID"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID BARRIS</hi> </persName> was again indicted (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 822)
<rs id="t18900623-505-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18900623-505-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-505-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> for stealing a form of banker's cheque, the goods of
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-142" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-142" type="occupation" value="fruit-shop keeper"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-505-offence-1 t18900623-name-142"/>Elizabeth Baker</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-143" type="surname" value="AVORY"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-143" type="given" value="HORACE"/>MR. HORACE AVORY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-144" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-144" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-144" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BAKER</persName> </hi>. I live at 479, East India Road, and keep a fruiterer's shop—I have known the prisoner since last summer—I have occasionally bought German lottery tickets from him—I had bought one just shortly before 27th April, for which I was to pay a guinea a month for thirty-six months, I believe—I suppose the lottery was to be drawn after it was over; I never knew when—on Sunday, 27th April, the prisoner called and said, "I have got some very good news for you"—he opened a newspaper, and spread it out as if he were going to read something, and then he said he wanted to see my cheque-book; he did not say what for—I suppose he knew I had one, by having seen it when I was locking up the lottery tickets in my box—the box contained my cheque-book—I had money in the London Commercial Bank, which had failed—he said nothing on that day about that bank or the West London Bank—he said if I gave it into his hands to get it he would get it all for me—I did not ask what he wanted to see my cheque-book for, but I unlocked the box, and gave it him—it was on the London and South-Western Bank, Earl's Court branch—I had obtained the cheque-book, which contained twenty-five cheques to bearer, in May, 1889; I had only drawn one out of it—I am positive there was only that one cheque out of it when I showed it to the prisoner—when he had it I had to keep leaving him and going away to serve customers in the front of the shop—it is an open shop—he must have been in my room about a quarter of an hour, I going backwards and forwards in the meantime—he returned the cheque-book to me, and I locked it up without looking at it—it had been in no hands but mine and the prisoner's—I had never shown it to anyone else—when he left he was in his usual health; he seemed quite well—on the following day, 28th, I got a letter from my bank, in consequence of</p>
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<p>which I looked at the cheque-book, and found a cheque form was gone; the counterfoil was left in the book; there is nothing on the counterfoil—I. went and saw the bank manager next day, and got certain information from him—on 30th April the prisoner came and asked for Moritz Hertz, a jeweller, who rents the front part of the shop—the prisoner knew him; I have seen them talking together—as soon as he was in the shop I asked a lady, who was buying vegetables, to mind the shop (the prisoner heard me), and I went for a constable, and gave him into custody—I said, "I shall give you in charge for stealing a cheque out of my cheque-book on Sunday morning last"—he said nothing—I never drew a cheque for £32 18s. in favour of Hertz; I authorised no one to do it—Hertz never had my cheque-book; J don't think he knows I have one; he never saw it to my knowledge; there is no internal communication between Hertz's shop and mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have had this cheque-book about twelve months, and always kept it locked up in this box in the back parlour—whenever I unlocked my box to put tickets away or rent receipts the cheque-book was always at the top of the box, and several times I have run through the leaves—I have had two cheque-books—I examined them now and then—I cannot read at all; I can just sign my name, "Baker"—I have never quarrelled with Hertz—he has never been in my parlour—I keep all my bills and receipts in the box, which is always locked—I keep the key in a little box with a spring, which is in a chest of drawers in the back parlour—the drawers are not always locked—when I go to market my niece, sixteen years old, is always in the shop—I am away one and a half or two hours at market, and I go two or three times a week—Rux, the barber next door, introduced the prisoner to me—I don't think he knew I had a cheque-book—the prisoner has always paid me when I won; I have had £2 14s. from him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have paid seventy-two shillings altogether this year, and last—the prisoner said nothing when he gave me back the cheque-book.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-145" type="surname" value="MONAGHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-145" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MONAGHAN</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Earl's Court branch of the London and South-Western Bank—on Monday, 28th April, about midday, a cheque was presented to me over the counter by the prisoner—ultimately I handed it back to the prisoner, and he went away with it (
<hi rend="italic">Arthur Peacock, clerk to Messrs. Wontner and Sons, solicitors, here proved having served on the prisoner', on 19th May, a notice to produce the cheque</hi>)—the cheque was dated 25th April, 1890, for £32 18s., and purported to be drawn by Elizabeth Baker, payable to Mr. Hertz—it was endorsed "Hertz"—I compared the cheque with the signature-book—I had doubts, and showed it to my manager, Mr. Lee—I then took it back to the prisoner—Mr. Lee asked him from whom he had received the cheque; he said, "From Mrs. Baker"—Mr. Lee asked him to describe Mrs. Baker; he said she was a small woman, very stout—I marked the cheque, "Signature differs"—I believe Mr. Lee looked at the number of the cheque—I believe Mrs. Baker had a cheque-book delivered to her in May last year—by an error the date it was sent was not entered in our book—we have a record of the numbers of the cheques sent to her—up to 28th April only one cheque had come to us from that book, and that was drawn on 2nd July, and was No. A 000651; it was the first cheque out of the book—the last was 000675.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>, I will swear it was not eleven when the prisoner came in—I had no suspicion about the cheque when it was handed to me—I referred to my signature-book, and then went to the manager—I handed it back; I should be incurring great risk if I did not, not knowing if it were a forgery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-146" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM LEE</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Earl's Court branch of the London and South-Western Bank—on Monday, 28th April, this cheque for £32 18s. was brought to me by Mr. Monaghan—I compared it with the signature-book, and saw it differed from Mrs. Baker's signature, and I went with Mr. Monaghan to the counter, where I found the prisoner—I said, "From whom did you receive this cheque?"—he said, "From Mr. Hertz"—he went on to say Mrs. Baker was a greengrocer, and kept a shop in the East India Dock Road, and that Hertz was her lodger—I asked how he became possessed of the cheque, and there was more conversation, which I do not recollect—the cheque was numbered A 000652, and was the second in the book issued to Mrs. Baker—the first cheque number A 000651 had been presented in July last.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not sure if the prisoner mentioned receiving the cheque from Mrs. Baker or from Mr. Hertz; he said Mrs. Baker gave it to Hertz—I said at the Court below he received it from Hertz; I think he said he received it from Mrs. Baker—I don't recollect which it was—this was half-past eleven or a quarter to one—I know that because one clerk goes out at half-past eleven, and another at a quarter to one—I have a note of the date on which the cheque-book was given out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was issued before July, 1889; she drew a cheque in chat month—this is the cheque-book—I have not the slightest doubt that the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-147" type="surname" value="HERTZ"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-147" type="given" value="MORITZ"/>MORITZ HERTZ</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker and jeweller, and occupy part of Mrs. Baker's shop, 479, East India Road—I nave not known the prisoner long; he came once to the shop a long time ago—I know nothing of a cheque payable to me for £32 18s.—I never heard of it—I never endorsed such a cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not seen the cheque before I saw it at the Police-court—I have known the prisoner about six months, I have seen him about three times—I have done no business with him—I have not spoken to him—he came to my shop a long time before and sold me a lottery ticket, through Mrs. Baker—I did not see him myself—I cannot get from my shop to hers without going outside—she never comes into my shop, and I never go into hers—I have never been in her parlour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-148" type="surname" value="HURRELL"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-148" type="given" value="ANTHONY"/>ANTHONY HURRELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">K</hi> 177.) On 30th April Mrs. Baker called me to her shop, where I saw the prisoner—by her directions I took him into custody—she said she wished to charge him with stealing a cheque out of her book on the previous Sunday, the 27th, filling it up, taking it to the bank at Kensington, and trying to cash it—he made no answer, and I asked him if he understood what she said—he said, "Yes; all right"—at the station he was placed among a number of others on the same day, and Mr. Lee picked him out and said, "That is the man that came into the bank"—when the charge was read at the station the prisoner said, "I know nothing about the cheque'—Mr. Monaghan was not brought to identify him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the bank manager when he came, but had no conversation with him—the prisoner was placed among men of various</p>
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<p>ages; I don't know if any of them were Jews—the prisoner lives in a street out of Commercial Road East, about four miles, I should think, from the bank at Kensington.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I have five witnesses to show that I was ill on Monday, 28th April, in bed, and unable to go out, and the same on the following Tuesday, the 29th April. G. Michael, the doctor, attended
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> me for my throat."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-149" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-149" type="surname" value="ALEXANDER"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-149" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY ALEXANDER</persName> </hi>. I live at 38, Myrtle Street, Commercial Road—the prisoner has lodged with me for fourteen months—he was arrested on a Wednesday, eight or nine weeks ago to-day—on the Monday before that, 28th April, I saw him at nine a.m., and again at eleven, or close to eleven, in bed, and I saw him again after four o'clock; I gave him a cup of tea—he was in bed, his throat was wrapped up—I spoke to him, and he answered me—he had a bad throat, and he had the doctor—I always found him a respectable gentleman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know he had a bad throat—he had a poultice on with a woollen scarf—this is the first time I have been called as a witness in this case—I was at the Police-court; his throat was wrapped up then in the same way—I saw him in bed at four, and after four till a quarter or twenty minutes to five—I have no idea what time he got up or went out on the following day, the Tuesday; he went out in the morning; he used not to come down to my place when he went out—I cannot say when he went out on Sunday—he was at home by one o'clock—he came home on Sunday very early, and stopped in; I saw him many times.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">in reply, recalled</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-150" type="surname" value="MONAGHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-150" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MONAGHAN</persName> </hi>. When the man came to the bank on the Monday his throat was wrapped up with a white handkerchief, or a white cloth of some description, that went over his head.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>. I have been in Court; I said nothing about it before, because I was not asked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-151" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-151" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-151" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BAKER</persName> </hi>. I used to live and keep a fruit shop at Earl's Court, and I then had an account at the bank there, and I kept it open after I left—I wrote for a new cheque-book after I left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-505-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-505-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18900623-505-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-505-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-505-18900623 t18900623-505-punishment-29"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<p>506.
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<interp inst="def1-506-18900623" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-506-18900623" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES SCOTT</hi>, </persName>
<rs id="t18900623-506-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18900623-506-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-506-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="illegalAbortion"/>Feloniously using an instrument upon
<persName id="t18900623-name-153" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-153" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-153" type="surname" value="WHITNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-153" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-506-offence-1 t18900623-name-153"/>Annie Whitney</persName>, with intent to procure her miscarriage.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILLIS</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended. The details of this case are unfit for publication.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-506-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-506-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BIGATI</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-507-18900623 t18900623-507-punishment-31"/>Five years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-508-offence-1 t18900623-name-158"/>Arthur William Rolfe</persName>, who recommended him to mercy.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<interp inst="t18900623-509-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">O'LEARY</hi> (23)
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDERS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am a coffee-house keeper, of 68, Winchester Street, Caledonian Road—on Sunday, June 1st, I was in St. Martin's Lane—it was past eleven o'clock, because the public-houses were shut up—a woman came up and solicited me; the prisoner was with her; they were talking together—she said she felt drowsy and sleepy, and wanted a bed—I said, "I cannot oblige you"—she gave me a saucy answer and spoke to the prisoner, and he came and struck me on my jaw and knocked me down—I got up and was
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had only had three glasses of ale all that evening—the prisoner was a little elevated, but he never interfered with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-166" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY CRACKNELL</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. John Gammage, a jeweller, of 6, Cumberland Terrace, Seven Sisters Road—the prisoner was employed there as a charwoman on 6th and 7th May—on 6th May I had a brooch made of a four shilling-piece on my bed, and a silver watch and chain in a box in my bedroom, and a jacket with 6s. 6d. in the pocket—I saw the brooch and watch and chain safe about 10.30 a.m. on the 6th, and missed them on the 9th—I told my mistress—this is part of my watch, and this brooch is mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You saw me put the watch in my box on Tuesday morning; you said it would be the better plan to put it away, as there were workmen in the house—you did not see where I put the watch; I cleared the room and said, "Now it is all cleared you can come in to your work."</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi>). On 13th May, at 9.15, I saw the prisoner at 14, Lennox Road, and told her I was going to arrest her for stealing a brooch and other articles—she said, "I don't know what you are talking about."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi>). I was with Wright—I searched the prisoner's room, and found 131 pawntickets and the inside of a watch—among the tickets was one of a brooch—the prisoner said, "My husband gave me the setting of a brooch; I had the four-shilling piece in paper."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Your husband is a jeweller.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence:</hi> My husband is a working jeweller, and one evening before he left work this watch and some watch-glasses were brought him together. He was taken ill, and the brokers were put in. We had sickness in the house for six years, which accounts for the number of pawntickets.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brookes.</hi> The landlord of the George and Dragon introduced you to me—you were about ten feet from me—I asked you if Coote was honest, and you said, "Yes"—I said, "Have you any further fault to find with him?"—you said, "No, he would nave been there now if I had had it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Coote.</hi> I suspected you the same night—I said, "There is a sovereign short," and you said I must have made a mistake—I said, "No, I don't make mistakes in money"—I missed £1 in the afternoon, and £l at night; I cannot prove who had it—Sach was there between 4 and 5.30; the second £1 was missed between 11 and 11.30—you had twenty companions outside the bar—a young</p>
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<p>man left the night before you were arrested—I said, "No one can leave," and you said, "I will not stand in the bar and stand this money by the side of the other man."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD DYNE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Old Red Cow, Mile End Road—I took possession from Mr. Hume on 3rd December, 1889—Brookes is not Mr. Hume—I first visited the house about November 25th, but did not see Coote employed there—he has certainly not been employed there since the early part of November.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-175" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES AYRES</persName> </hi>. I keep the George and Dragon, Barbican—I know Brookes as Hume—about a month ago I saw him in the bar—a gentleman asked for the name of Hume, and Mr. Meacock came—I called Brookes from the bar, and he and Meacock had some conversation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brookes.</hi> I have known you two months—I may have known you on March 10—Hume was
<hi rend="italic">the</hi> name you
<hi rend="italic">left with me</hi>—I do not remember you in the Star and Garter twenty years ago; it is thirty years since I lived there—I do not know Mr. Meacock's brother, he was not a customer at my place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-176" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JAMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant B</hi>). On 23rd May I went to the Blue Posts, Tottenham Court Road, and saw Coote—I said, "I am a police officer; I hold a warrant for your arrest"—I read it to him; he said, "Yes"—it charged him with conspiring with Brookes—lie was charged at the station, and made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-177" type="surname" value="ALLWRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-177" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ALLWRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer D</hi>). On 23rd May I saw Brookes in Tottenham Court Road, and said, "Mr. Hume, I want to speak to you; I am a police officer"—he said, "My name is not Hume, my name is Brookes"—I said, "There are both names on the warrant; I shall arrest you on this warrant"—on the way to the station he said, "I do not know anything about it; I do not know where the Blue Posts is, and I do not know this man you are talking about"—I fetched Mr. Meacock, who said, "Yes; this is the man who gave me a reference last Tuesday week."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brookes.</hi> After Mr. Meacock said that you said, "Then I must have been drunk."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Brookes' Defence.</hi> I never saw Coote in my life till I saw him in custody. Mr. Meacock asked me if I knew Coote, and if he was all right, and I said, "Yes. "There was no reference whatever; he did not ask anything about a character. I never said I was Hume.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROOKES</hi>
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<interp inst="t18900623-512-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-512-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>**</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COOTE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18900623-512-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18900623-512-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-512-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18900623-512-punishment-35" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18900623-512-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-512-punishment-35" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-512-18900623 t18900623-512-punishment-35"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-512-18900623 t18900623-512-punishment-35"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>513.
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<interp inst="def1-513-18900623" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES YOUNG</hi> (25)</persName>
<rs id="t18900623-513-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18900623-513-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-513-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Unlawfully forging and uttering and counterfeiting a certificate of character.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORREST FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-179" type="surname" value="HALWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-179" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the office of the Commissioner of Police, at Scotland Yard—on 2nd April I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed "James Young," offering himself as a candidate for the Metropolitan police Force, and stating, among other matters, that he had been in the 8th lancers</hi>)—I sent him this form with printed details to be filled in, and I</p>
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<p>received it back filled up as it now is. (
<hi rend="italic">This gave name, age, height, measurement, and other details</hi>)—with it I received these two parchment documents (
<hi rend="italic">One of these certified that his conduct while with the colours had been very good; that he was in possession of a second-class certificate of education, and was sober, honest, and trustworthy, and was a good groom; and was signed</hi>, "
<hi rend="italic">Colonel St. Quentin. "The other was a parchment certificate, stating that he was seven years with the Reserves, and was of the second-class of education; and was signed</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">Captain Vesey</hi>")—the Commissioners considered he was a proper person to be placed on the list of candidates if the documents were genuine, and his name was placed on the list—on 22nd April I sent him notice to attend for medical examination—he came; the prisoner is the man, to the best of my belief—he passed the medical examination—inquiries were made, which led to this prosecution.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-180" type="surname" value="WALLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-180" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY WALLIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant K</hi> 38). I am stationed at Barking—on 5th April the prisoner brought me this form with the measurements on it, and said he was a candidate for the police, and wanted to be measured—he said his name was John Young—I measured him and filled up the form, and gave it back to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-181" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-181" type="given" value="FRANK NORMAN"/>FRANK NORMAN BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant-major of the 8th Hussars, stationed at Shorncliffe—I hold a civil position as orderly-room clerk—the prisoner was a private in the regiment for seven years; he served with me for about three years at the depot, and then I was in India
<hi rend="italic">lot</hi> the remainder of his time—on 28th March this year he was discharged into the Reserve—it was my duty, as orderly-room clerk, to make up for the commanding officer's signature his certificate of character—on the prisoners discharge I filled up an official form, D 439, and handed it to the commanding officer for signature—there are a number of the forms in the office; we use about 100 a month—anyone employed in the orderly-room has access to them; no one else—they are kept in an unlocked cupboard in the clerks' room—I did not fill up this form, or any part of it—this is not the Colonel's signature; it is spelt "ton" instead of "tin"—the prisoner is described in this document as of very good character; that is not the character he bore in the regiment—I prepared this parchment certificate of education, D 426, to be signed by Captain Vesey—I filled up his education qualification as the fourth class, in which he was; the "fourth" has been altered to "second"—the fourth is the lowest class.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-182" type="surname" value="QUTNTTN"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-182" type="given" value="THOMAS ASTON"/>THOMAS ASTON ST. QUTNTTN</persName> </hi>. I am Colonel commanding the 8th Hussars at Shorncliffe—the signature of this army form, D 439, is not mine; it is spelt "ton"; I spell my name "tin"—when Captain Vesey signed this other certificate he was commanding in my absence—I was not with the regiment on the day this one is signed in my name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-183" type="surname" value="BOORD"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-183" type="given" value="HERBERT GEORGE"/>HERBERT GEORGE BOORD</persName> </hi>. I am military staff clerk at the Cavalry depot, Canterbury—I produce the official registry of the prisoner's service in the 8th Hussars—his character was "Bad, and addicted to drink"—he held a certificate of education of the fourth class—he was punished twenty-five times for ordinary offences against military discipline, being late, and so on, and nine times for drunkenness—he was tried by district court-martial for striking his superior officer, and sentenced to eighty-four days' imprisonment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-184" type="surname" value="BUSH"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-184" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BUSH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">.</hi> I arrested the prisoner at half-past ten on 30th May, at Woodford, Essex, on a warrant, which I read to</p>
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<p>him—it charged him with unlawfully forging a certificate of character, with intent to obtain the position of a constable—he said, "I did not write the certificate; it is as I received it from the clerk"—on the way to the railway station he said, "I am very sorry that I applied for the police"—I took him to Bow Street—he was charged, and made no reply—the next day he said to me of his own accord, "The original certificate that I received from the regiment I have destroyed; this one I received from Corporal Haligan; I aid not pay him for it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I had the certificate given to me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said that Corporal Haligan gave him the certi
<lb/>ficate half an hour before he left, and he sent it up to the police, and that he had received the original proper certificate from Sergeant-Major Smithers.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-185" type="surname" value="HALIGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-185" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH HALIGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a lance-corporal in the orderly-room of the 8th Hussars—I did not abstract nor fill up this form and give it to the prisoner; I know nothing about it—I never saw it before—I know of the blank forms—I have never let people have them—a person might come into the room and take one out of the cupboard; there is not always someone in the room—I gave the prisoner this education form, but I know nothing of the character form; there is no truth in what the prisoner says—I have been in the regiment two years, but I have been in the depot nearly all the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900623-513-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-513-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of Uttering—</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18900623-513-punishment-36" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-513-punishment-36" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-513-18900623 t18900623-513-punishment-36"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>,</p> </div1>
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<p>514.
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<interp inst="def1-514-18900623" type="given" value="THOMAS JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS JOHN ALEXANDER</hi> (32)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-514-18900623" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-514-18900623" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-514-18900623" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def2-514-18900623" type="surname" value="PENNY"/>
<interp inst="def2-514-18900623" type="given" value="WALTER"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER PENNY</hi> (18)</persName>,
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<interp inst="def3-514-18900623" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-514-18900623" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def3-514-18900623" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="def3-514-18900623" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES YOUNG</hi> (17)</persName>,
<persName id="def4-514-18900623" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def4-514-18900623" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def4-514-18900623" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def4-514-18900623" type="surname" value="ALLDAY"/>
<interp inst="def4-514-18900623" type="given" value="WALTER"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER ALLDAY</hi> (18)</persName>, and
<persName id="def5-514-18900623" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def5-514-18900623" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def5-514-18900623" type="age" value="29"/>
<interp inst="def5-514-18900623" type="surname" value="KEELEY"/>
<interp inst="def5-514-18900623" type="given" value="MARK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARK KEELEY</hi> (29)</persName>
<rs id="t18900623-514-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18900623-514-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-514-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing four pieces of silk and two pieces of grenadine, the goods of the
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-191" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900623-514-offence-1 t18900623-name-191"/>Great Western Railway Company</persName>, the employers of, Alexander, Penny, Young, and Allday;
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Receiving the same.</rs> Alexander and Penny
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18900623-514-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18900623-514-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-514-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MASTERMAN</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">TALBOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTOH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Young;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAUL TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Allday; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Keeley.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-192" type="surname" value="POLLOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-192" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POLLOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman in the silk department of the Fore Street Warehouse Company—on 24th May I received an order from Mr. Coltman, of High Wycombe, and I prepared to meet it, one length of perfection silk measuring 41 1/2 yards, a length (35 yards) of black grosgrain, a length (16 1/2 yards) of soie doublon, and 10 yards of black ottoman—these are the grosgrain and the soie doublon; in both cases the edges are specially reserved for us, and are not made for any other house—I identify this writing on the grosgrain as the writing of one of our assistants—the total value of the consignment I made up is roughly about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. There would be no paper round the top and bottom of the soie doublon, but I have nothing to do with the packing—all the things were sent out in packets this size, except the ten yards, which was half the size.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-193" type="surname" value="MCGIVERN"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-193" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCGIVERN</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman in the dress department of the Fore Street Warehouse Company—on the 23rd of May I executed an order for sixty-six yards of grenadine, and sent it to the entering-room—this is the same pattern.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. There is no mark on the paper—we got in the piece specially for the order—it is not very rare stuff.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-194" type="surname" value="SEXTON"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-194" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SEXTON</persName> </hi>. I am a porter in the Fore Street Warehouse Company—on 24th May, early in the morning, I packed some four lengths of silk and two lengths of dress material for Mr. Coltman, of High Wycombe, in paper, and then in a wooden box—I put this card on the box, and addressed it, "J. Coltman, High Wycombe"—it was forwarded by Sutton and Company; this is their receipt—this is part of the box.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I saw the things again at the Police-court on 5th June—these goods are similar—I am not prepared to swear they are the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-195" type="surname" value="SELF"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-195" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SELF</persName> </hi>. I am a packer in Sutton and Company's employment—on 24th May I received a box of goods from the Fore Street Warehouse Company, for Coltman and Company, High Wycombe, and I delivered it at Smithfield Railway Station, to the Great Western Railway Company—this is the receipt, and this is the label that was on the box.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-196" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-196" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a checker in the employment of the Great Western Railway, at Smithfield depot—on 24th May I received a box from Messrs. Sutton for Mr. Coltman, of High Wycombe, at 7 p.m., it had this card on—I made out this consignment note—I sent the box to the truck for High Wycombe—the train would leave about 11.58, I think.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-197" type="surname" value="O'BRIEN"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-197" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS O'BRIEN</persName> </hi>. I am sixteen—I live at 18, Tiverton Street, Newington Causeway, and I am in the employment of the Great Western Railway as a slipper boy—I
<hi rend="italic">scotch</hi> trucks—Penny was my mate—Alexander was a horse-driver; I knew him as Banbury—between twelve and half-past at midnight on Saturday, 24th May, I was on No. 1 line—I saw Penny put a long parcel down his trousers, and button his waistcoat over it—Alexander was with him—across the metals of the Metropolitan Railway there were two other slipper boys, Allday and Young—I went to them, and I saw each of them put a long parcel down their trousers, and button their waistcoats over it—I saw two of them take the parcels out of a box which was inside the metals—I saw them fetch the box from a dark tunnel—I asked them what they had got there—Allday and Young said, "Only silk and crape, and one thing and another"—Young asked me if I would buy his lot for one shilling—I refused it—the box, a large deal one, was at the side of them; it was empty then—Young and Allday broke it up and threw it over the metals behind the heap of cinders—then they came across the lines with Alexander and Penny, and they were getting their horses ready to go home—I went as far as the inner arch, as I had forgotten my hat, and came back to the signal-box to get it—I saw no more of them—I don't know Keeley; I did not see him there—Penny is a horse-driver.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. The parcels Young and Allday placed in their trousers were as large as one of these; I don't know if it was as thick—I don't know if it was wrapped up or not—I saw them put it down their trousers—I was standing close to Young, talking to him—there was dark cream coloured paper on the parcel—I noticed no label on
<hi rend="italic">it</hi>—I thought it was stolen—I did not like to tell a policeman—a policeman is on duty there night and day.—I</p>
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<p>say all the prisoners are thieves—I had been there fifteen months—I have 10s. a week—I was frightened; they did not threaten me; I thought they would—Young did not tell me not to tell anyone—I told Harry Banbury, a driver, the following morning, and he told Bill, his brother, who told Roberts, the foreman, and Roberts told the sergeant—the police came and made inquiries of me on the next day or the day after—when I spoke to Young and Allday they both said together, "We have only got silk and crape, and one thing and another"—I swear that—I said at the Police-court only one of them said it; that is true; I am not certain which one said it—I do not mean that both of them said it at the same time—when Young said, "I will sell you my lot for 1s.," he spoke then for the first time—this conversation took about five minutes, and then they went away—Young has been in the company's employment there about eighteen months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.—I was communicated with by the police two or three days, I think, after 24th May—I knew in the interval that the slipper boys were suspected of stealing some property—I am generally on duty on Saturday night as late as half-past twelve—there were three slipper boys and two horse drivers there—there were no others there besides—Allday was there before I went into the employment—I have been down there five months; before that I was on the vans—I have known Allday since I have been there—Harry Banbury is a horse-driver in another gang—the horse-drivers and slipper boys generally go up together—I have said before to-day that I saw them take the silk out of the box.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. I have never seen Keeley about the station—the policemen at the Great Western are all in uniform.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900623-name-198" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALMSLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a policeman in the service of the Great Western Railway Company, employed at the Smithfield goods depot—on night, 24th, and morning, 25th May, I was on duty by the policeman's box at the entrance gate to see the men out—I saw Alexander, Penny, Young, and Allday come out about 12.30—I booked them out—next morning, in consequence of instructions, I went on to the disused platform underground, and searched and found the remains of a broken box; this is one of the pieces; there were several others—they were on the further side to where you come in, against some arches, beyond the Chatham and Dover line—there is a partition between that line and the other—it is the last place you see as you come in—the Wycombe truck stands at the bottom eastern end of the platform against the wall—it is about forty or fifty yards from where it is loaded to where I found this piece of box—this piece of box had this card on it—I noticed nothing suspicious about the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. Young went out on foot—I stand there to identify every man who comes out; I had not my light that night with me—there is a lamp in the centre; it was not burning—I could swear to the four prisoners that night—I did not notice them when I booked them out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. I don't know Keeley—I have never, to my knowledge, seen him about the station; he was not a servant of the company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-199" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-199" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-199" type="surname" value="BENTON"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-199" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BENTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer, Great Western Railway</hi>). I know the place O'Brien has spoken about—the Wycombe truck is loaded at</p>
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<p>No. 1 line, and then is taken to No. 4 by the horse-driver and slipper-boy—at No. 4 it is about fifteen yards from the disused platform that has been mentioned—between No. 4 line and the London Chatham and Dover Railway is the pillar of an arch, then come the London Chatham and Dover lines, and then the disused platform—there is a rubbish heap near the end of the disused platform—I searched it, and found these pieces of paper there—it is about fifteen yards from where the Wycombe truck stands when it is ready to go off—on the night of the 24th there was only one Wycombe truck going by the 11.58 train—there is some pencil-writing on one of these pieces of paper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-200" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-200" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-200" type="surname" value="MAYNE"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-200" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MAYNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Constable O</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">.</hi> On the night of 28th May, about ten minutes past eight, I was in Golden Lane,. St. Luke's—I saw Keeley walking along Hatfield Street, westwards, and go into Dean's Court—about ten minutes afterwards I saw him, in company of Alexander, leave Dean's Court, where Alexander lives, at No. 7—they are brothers-in-law—Keeley was carrying a sack on his shoulder, with something bulky in it as they left the court—I followed them some way, and came up with them in Bunhill Row—Constable Small was then with me—I said to Keeley, "What have you got in that sack?"—he said, "Nothing," and threw the sack to the pavement—I caught hold of him; he said, "I will go quietly," but he commenced to struggle, and kicked out right and left—I told him I was a constable—Small took Alexander, and I took Keeley to the station—at the station Keeley, pointing to Alexander, said, "That man asked me to take a walk with him"—I searched and found on him this piece of paper—in the sack were these thirty-five yards of silk, sixteen and a quarter yards of silk, and sixty-six yards of grenadine—they have been in the custody of the police ever since—this piece of paper, which I found in Keeley's left-hand breast pocket, fits a breach in the paper wrapper of the grenadine—he said, as to the paper, "I got that from that man, too; I cannot write"—on 3rd June I went to 50, Roscoe Street, St. Luke's, where I saw Young—I said, "I am a police constable, and I am going to take you into custody for being concerned with others in stealing a quantity of dress material from the Smithfield Goods Railway Station on last Saturday night week, that would be the 24th"—he said, "Not me, sir, you have made a mistake"—on the 29th May Keeley made a statement, which Inspector Burnham took down, and I signed as a witness to Keeley's mark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I went to Young's on the 3rd, one or two days after I had information about this robbery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. Keeley was carrying the sack in an open manner over his shoulder; it was a fairly bulky parcel; I and Small were in plain clothes—when he said he would go quietly I had said nothing about taking him to the station—when we said we should take him to the station he began to struggle—I have never seen Keeley with any of the prisoners, except Alexander—the statements made by the prisoners are similar—I received no harm in the struggle—Keeley gave me a correct address; I searched his house; no property claimed to be stolen has been found there—a great many people were about when I arrested him—Keeley had no sack when I first saw him going towards Dean's Court, but when he came out he had the sack.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-201" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-201" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-201" type="surname" value="SMALL"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-201" type="given" value="GILBERT"/>GILBERT SMALL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective G</hi>). I was with Mayne when Alexander and Keeley were arrested—I went to Mayne's assistance, and Keelay kicked</p>
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<p>me on the right shin, and caused a wound—he resisted his arrest—I arrested Allday, who was charged with stealing silk and satin; he made no reply—I arrested also Penny and Alexander.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. He kicked me trying to get away from Mayne; it has healed up, but there are marks; it was a wound about as large as a finger-nail—he went quietly afterwards—he was charged at the station, first with the robbery, and then with the assault at the same time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-202" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-202" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-202" type="surname" value="BURNHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-202" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURNHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). On 29th May I took these statements from Alexander and Keeley—Keeley heard what Alexander said—they were cautioned before they made the statements, and afterwards the statements were read to them before they were signed. (
<hi rend="italic">The statements were read as follows:—Alexander said</hi>: About 12.10 a.m., on 25th May, 1890,1 was walking up the hill to Smithfield Goods Station, leading a horse, when the horse shied, and I then saw this silk and satin, in three parcels, lying in the roadway in two different places. I picked them up and took them home, and on Wednesday, the 28th, I went to Keeley, and asked him to come with me to get rid of them. We went and fetched the stuff from my house, and carried it as far as Roscoe Street, when the detective stopped us and brought us to the station.
<hi rend="italic">Keeley said:</hi> About 7 p.m., on 28th May, 1890, I was standing at the comer of Golden Lane and Old Street, when Thomas John Alexander, my brother in-law, came to me and told me that as he was coming home last Saturday night he picked up some goods, which he had now at home, and asked me to go home with him to sell it, and he would give me a few halfpence. He said he should not have noticed the goods only his horse that he was driving shied at them. I went home with him, and he brought a bag with something in it downstairs into Dean's Court, Hatfield Street, and carried it to Roscoe Street, when he gave it to me to carry, and we both walked along together, when the policeman in plain clothes met us, and stopped us, and brought us to the station")—Alexander gave his statement first.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. When Keeley was charged at the station he said, "The statement handed in by Burnham is a correct statement of what I wanted to say."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-203" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-203" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-203" type="surname" value="POLLOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-203" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POLLOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The writing on this paper, which was with the grosgrain, is by one of the assistants in the department, James McSkinning—the writing on this piece, found in Keeley's pocket, is not that of any of our men, that I am aware of—by the marks on it I should think the prisoners had been estimating the value.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Young's statement before the Magistrate:</hi>" I have been eighteen months with the company, and this is my first offence."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the following witnesses:</hi></p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-204" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-204" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-204" type="surname" value="ALEXANDER"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-204" type="given" value="THOMAS JOHN"/>THOMAS JOHN ALEXANDER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). I have been in the employment of the Great Western Railway Company for nineteen years—I have pleaded guilty—I plead guilty to picking the things up, not knowing them to be stolen—Keeley was out of employment; I heard he had done nothing for some weeks, and about seven o'clock on the 28th I asked him to come out for a walk—he came to see me about seven o'clock, and I brought down a bag with these things, and asked him to help me carry them—we walked as far as Roscoe Street; I had the bag—he asked me what I had in the bag—I said, "Some old things, and if</p>
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<p>I can get rid of them it will be a few halfpence in your pocket"—the bundle was of middle size, about 12lb. or 13lb. weigh, I suppose, in an ordinary sack—I gave it to him at Roscoe Street—we were arrested—Keeley did not
<hi rend="italic">know</hi> the contents of the bag—he is my brother-in-law—he is a carman, I believe; he is not connected with the railway company at all—he had not been doing anything since the Saturday—I made the statement to the inspector which has been read.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew that two pieces of silk and a piece of satin or dress stuff was in the bag; two were loose, and one wrapped in paper—I am positive the grenadine was not in paper when I picked it up—I received nothing from Penny—I don't know if I have ever seen this piece of paper before; I did not write this on it; I can write my name, but I am no hand at figuring—I never saw Keeley's writing—I did not see the paper taken out of his pocket by the policeman; I know nothing about it—I cannot say for certain whether I gave it to Keeley; I never wrote it—I am sure I did not give it to him—I have no idea where he could have got it from—I don't know how many yards of grenadine or of the other things there are—I put the things in a sack, which was an old one I had—I had no other things—I was walking with the horse up the circular rise into Smithfield when I found these things, one on the near side, and two on the off side—the horse saw one, and kicked the other—they might have belonged to the railway; I did not know but what somebody might have pitched them over the railings; I was not to know whose they were—I sometimes find things lying in the roadway—I did not know till afterwards that they were silk and satin; I do not know now what this is that had no paper on; it is dress material—I did not tell Keeley I had some silk and satin—I had left off work, and was coming home—I put them in a bag, as I did not want to expose them; I was going to take them anywhere where I could get rid of them by selling them—it did not occur to me to take them back to the railway, or to inquire about them—I told Keeley when I got rid of them he should have a few halfpence—I carried them to Roscoe Street—the detectives make a mistake if they say Keeley had the sack—I did not see them till we got to Bunhill Street, and I did not walk with my eyes shut; I looked to see if anybody was behind—I had just given the sack to Keeley when they came up—I looked behind because with a thing like that about me I was a little dubious; I was rather timid at the time, because I had had it three days at home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The hill on which I found the things is on the company's premises.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am quite sure Keeley did not know what was inside the sack; I said nothing to him about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900623-name-205" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900623-name-205" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-205" type="surname" value="MAYNE"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-name-205" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MAYNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>). Keeley said in Alexander's presence, "I got that paper from him too"—Alexander said nothing in reply to that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. Young told me where he lived; I searched his premises, and found no stolen property there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Young and Allday received good characters</hi>,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">YOUNG, ALLDAY</hi>, and
<hi rend="largeCaps">KEELEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900623-514-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18900623-514-punishment-37" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18900623-514-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-514-18900623 t18900623-514-punishment-37"/>Five Yearn' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PENNY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18900623-514-punishment-38" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18900623-514-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18900623-514-punishment-38" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-514-18900623 t18900623-514-punishment-38"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT