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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>(Including cases committed to this Court under Order in Council, pursuant to the Winter Assize Act of 1879),</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 9th, 1891, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-1" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-2" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR CHARLES</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-3" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITAKER ELLIS</hi>, Bart., M. P.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR POLYDORE DE KEYSER</hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-4" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-6" type="given" value="PHINEAS"/>PHINEAS COWAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-7" type="given" value="WALTER HENRY"/>WALTER HENRY WILKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-8" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-9" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-10" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L.; Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-11" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FARMER</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AUGUSTUS HENRY GLOSSOP HARRIS</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-12" type="given" value="BEAUMONT"/>BEAUMONT SHEPHEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-13" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAVORY, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 62, Basnet Road, Walworth—I am a carpenter, and work for Henry Bracey, of 2 1/2, Houghton Street, Strand—at the back of that house there is a shop where I and other workmen worked, and where we were in the habit of leaving our tools—on 30th December I le't about fourteen tools there—I did not see the place locked up; Hare did—this (
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-24" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HARE</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and live in Lewis Street, Kentish Town—I have worked at 2 1/2, Houghton Street—on 30th December I locked up the place between six and seven, containing tools belonging to myself and other workmen—I lost a basket and some tools—I missed them next day, when I found the place broken open—the skylight was broken open; a square of glass hacked out by an axe, which was lying close by; they got in that way, dropped down, and went downstairs, and broke open a gilders' shop—this apron belongs to me; it was shown to me by the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-25" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PENN</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Houghton Street, and am a carpenter, working for Mr. Bracey—I left all my tools there, to the value of £5 or £6, among them five saws, two of which are here; I missed them on 31st December at 6.30, when I found the shop broken open—I saw them at Bow Street about a week afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-26" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY LEMON</persName> </hi>. I am manager of a lodging-house, at 102, Walworth Road—on the evening of 30th December the prisoner came there with another man and brought a bundle of tools—they were wrapped up in this apron—these three saws were left in my charge for two nights lodging.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-27" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK PEMBROKE</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Forward, a pawnbroker, of 26, St. George's Road—the prisoner brought this plane to pledge; seeing something marked on the front I asked what he wanted on it—he said eighteenpence—I suspected it was wrong, and called a policeman without asking him any questions—if I had questioned him he might have suspected and run away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-28" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). On 31st December, in consequence of a communication, I went to Kennington Lane Police-station—I saw the prisoner there; I told him I was a police officer, and he would be charged with breaking into two workshops at 2£, Houghton Street, between six p. m. on 30th and a. m. on the 31st, and stealing this plane and this knife, which he had in his possession, and a number of other tools from those places—he said, "I know nothing about it; the tools I bought, and this knife and plane, of a man the other night, near the Elephant and Castle, for one shilling"—the saws were tied up in this apron—I took him to Bow Street, he was charged, and made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I know nothing about breaking and entering this place; the tools I had I bought. The witness said that I carried the parcel, and the other man left these tools. Now lie says that I left them; he also said I carried a basket instead of a cloth. There were two or three other persons in the place when I went in."</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-178-18910209 t18910209-178-punishment-5"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> There were two other indictments against the prisoner for like offences.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant,</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID EVANS</hi>** (61)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18910209-179-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously uttering counterfeit coin after a conviction of a like offence at Maidstone on 10th July, 1885.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-179-18910209 t18910209-179-punishment-6"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18910209-180-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-31" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Lord Exmouth, Maroon Street, Limehouse—on 26th September I served the prisoner with some beer—he gave me a bad shilling—I said, "This is a bad shilling you have given me," and told him I was particular, because I had taken two the day before—he said, "I am a stranger in the neighbourhood"—I said, "How did you get the shilling?"—he said, "By carrying a parcel in the Commercial Road"—I gave the coin to my husband, who gave</p>
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<p>it to the police—on 30th January I picked the prisoner out from five or six others; I swear by him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I know you because you limped. (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner was told to walk across the dock</hi>). That is just the way you walked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910209-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910209-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-32" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE WILLIAM"/>HENRY GEORGE WILLIAM ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I was serving, and my wife gave me this shilling—I gave it to the sergeant—the prisoner was there—I noticed that he walked a little limp.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRENNAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> 476). On 26th September I was called, and a charge was made against the prisoner of tendering this bad shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have kept it ever since—the charge was dropped, but I spoke to the prisoner, and am sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-34" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the British Oak, Oxford Street—on 30th January, about 7.30 p. m., the prisoner called for a pint of beer, and gave me a florin—I said, "This is a bad one"—he said, "Oh, no; I don't think so"—I said, "I shall not put it in the till; I will prove to you that it is bad," and poured something on it, which turned it Hack—he said, "I know that it is a bad one; give it to me back, I have some good ones in my pocket, and will give you a good one"—he afterwards gave me a good florin—I gave the bad one to my husband.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not take the coin into the back parlour; I did not leave the bar—I also tested two half-crowns and two florins of yours; they were both good, and I kept one of them instead of the bad one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-35" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS CLIFFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> 123). I was called and heard the charge against the prisoner—he said he knew it was a bad florin, but he had got some good ones in his pocket—I found three good florins and two good half-crowns on him—the landlady said, "Take that man in custody for passing bad coin"—he said, "I knew that was a bad one, but I had good ones in my pocket. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I was called into the public-house the money was on the counter—that was before I searched you—it was when you were in the dock at the station that you said, "I knew that was a bad one; I had good ones in my pocket. "</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—this shilling and florin are bad; the florin has been tested with nitric acid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, said that he knew nothing about the shilling; that he got the florin in Caledonian Market for coppers.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JEWELL BEAUMONT</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18910209-181-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a purse, three keys, and £1 3s. 11 3/4 d. from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910209-181-offence-1 t18910209-name-39"/>Maria Sture</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Groves, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEOAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Beaumont.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910209-name-40" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-40" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA STURE</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 59, Percy Road, Shepherd's Bush—on 20th January I was with Mr. Appleby on an omnibus from Piccadilly to Hammersmith, on what are called garden seats—the two prisoners sat behind us—some one spoke to me, and I missed my purse from my dress pocket on the right side next to Groves, containing £1 3s. 11 3/4 d. in silver and copper—Mr. Appleby gave the prisoners in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNTER</hi>. I was immediately behind the</p>
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<p>driver, on the side nearest the rail, and Mr. Appleby was in the middle seat nearest the gangway—Beaumont was immediately behind me, and Groves behind my friend—when I missed my purse the people lifted up the apron to see if they could see it, and I believe Groves assisted in searching—the omnibus stopped while the search went on—I did not want to give anyone in charge—I said that my friend could do just as he liked—no one laid hold of my hand or felt up my sleeve.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. We got up in Piccadilly by the tobacconist's shop, and when we got partly down in Piccadilly I felt in my pocket to see if my purse was safe—I cannot remember whether I put my purse on top of my handkerchief—my handkerchief was safe when I missed my purse—my purse was not found immediately under where I was sitting, it was found on the pavement in Sloane Street—I saw Beaumont on the omnibus lighting matches and looking for the purse—the omnibus stopped at the corner of Sloane Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-41" type="given" value="ALFRED CHARLES"/>ALFRED CHARLES MANNING</persName> </hi>. I am conductor to the London Road-Car Company, No. 9612—on 12th January the prisoners got up on my omnibus—the prosecutrix was then up there sitting on the near side front seat, and Appleby on her off side—the prisoners sat immediately behind them—someone made a communication to me, and I informed the two passengers, and the prosecutrix said that she had lost her purse—that was just by Hyde Park Corner, Constitution Hill; I stopped the omnibus at Sloane Street, and the prisoners were given in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-42" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EDWARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant B</hi>). On 20th January I was at the corner of High Road, Knightsbridge; Bradstock called my attention to an omnibus; I got on top of it; Groves was about to come down—somebody said, "A lady has lost her purse; do you know either of these two men?"—I said to Groves, "You here! where is this purse?" he said, "I know nothing about it; and this man is a perfect stranger to me," pointing to Beaumont, who was sitting immediately behind the prosecutrix; told Beaumont to get up; he did so; I looked under his seat, but could not see the purse—I said to Groves, "You come down"—he went down the steps with me, walked a few yards down the pavement, and said he knew nothing about the purse—a large crowd collected; he walked into the crowd with me, and the omnibus proceeded about twenty yards up the High Road; I saw it stopped, and saw Beaumont in custody—I directed Bradstock to take Groves, and as he walked out of the crowd the timekeeper Coney handed me this purse containing a sovereign, two shillings, three sixpences, 5 3/4 d., and three keys, which the prosecutrix identified—on the omnibus Beaumont said he was going to get down at Sloane Street or Sloane Square, but at the station the inspector asked him where he was going, and he said, "I was going to Charley Mitchell's boxing entertainment"—he did not say where, but the Washington was mentioned, and he said, "That is the place"—I have never seen the prisoners together before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNTER</hi>. The inspector asked Groves his address in my presence, and I ascertained that it was correct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I do not know such a music-hall in Battersea as the Washington; the inspector suggested the Washington, and he said yes—a valuable diamond pin was found on him, and some French money, and two half-sovereigns and 15s.—Beaumont continued</p>
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<p>on the omnibus when it stopped; he gave me his correct name and address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I found three silk handkerchiefs in Beaumont's pockets.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-43" type="surname" value="CONEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-43" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CONEY</persName> </hi>. I am timekeeper to the London General Omnibus Company—on 20th January, about 7.30 p. m., I was at Sloane Street, and saw a crowd round a road-car at the corner of High Street, Knightsbridge—I saw the prisoners arrested and went after them, and the first step I took I tripped against something on the pavement, where Groves had been standing, and picked up this purse and gave it to Sergeant Edwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNTER</hi>. The omnibus was standing still—the purse could not have been dropped from the top of the omnibus; it was on the foot-way, it would not have rebounded.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910209-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910209-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-44" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-44" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PARKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">B</hi> 171). I was called and took Beaumont—I asked the prosecutrix if she wished to give him in custody—she said she did not think she had sufficient evidence; but afterwards she said she would—he said, "Mind what you are doing; I have a good character behind me"—I took him to the station, and found on him two half-sovereigns, a 20 franc piece, 15s., a diamond pin, and a walking-stick.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. After the lady said she had not sufficient evidence to charge them, Beaumont remained on top of the omnibus; he did not try to get away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910209-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910209-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-45" type="surname" value="BRADSTOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-45" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRADSTOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">V R</hi> 56) On 20th January, about 7 p. m., I was at the top of Sloane Street and saw a crowd round an omnibus; I went on top of it, and said to the prosecutrix, "You can give them in custody if you like," and Sergeant Evans asked if the lady was willing to charge, but no reply was given—a search was made for the purse; Evans went down and told Groves to follow; I followed Groves; the omnibus went on twenty or thirty yards and stopped again; Mr. Appleby came back, and said they would charge Beaumont—I searched Groves, and found a sixpence, threepence, a pipe, a cigar, and a latch-key; he said nothing to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Beaumont made no attempt to get away; he sat still after Groves got down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNTER</hi>. Groves did not attempt to get away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910209-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910209-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-46" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT BOLTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective M.</hi>) I have seen the two prisoners together more than once—I know Beaumont by another name.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GROVES</hi>
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<interp inst="t18910209-181-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-181-18910209 t18910209-181-punishment-7"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BEAUMONT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-181-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-181-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See Surrey cases.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD</hi> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<rs id="t18910209-182-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18910209-182-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> forging and uttering a receipt for £5, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910209-name-48" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-48" type="given" value="JAMES KING"/>JAMES KING THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a ship's steward—I am now staying at 29, Whitcomb Street. Leicester Square—in October, 1888, I made a deposit in the Post Office Savings Bank—the "James Thompson" at the bottom of this paper is mine—for the last sixteen years when ashore I have lodged at 30, Redan Street, Hammersmith, the prisoner's house</p>
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<p>—when I went to sea in November, 1888, I left my bank-book in the prisoner's charge—I was at sea between sixteen and seventeen months—I never gave her or anyone else authority to withdraw money from my account while I was away—I wrote to the prisoner while I was away for my book—on my return I went to Redan Street and asked the prisoner what had become of my bank-book—she said she had sent it on to Boston, United States, in a piece of paper, and addressed to me—she said, "I don't want my husband to know anything about it"—about three weeks afterwards I made inquiries at the Post Office about my book—when I got my new book, about Christmas-time, I found £10 had been drawn out while I was away—I did not write either of the "James Thompsons "on these two pieces of paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Mrs. Peck about sixteen years; during that time I have made my home there when I have come back—I wrote to them on business—I did not write love letters to her—I did not get my mates on board ship to write love letters, or sign myself, "Your loving husband"—it is hard to nay whether that boy is mine (
<hi rend="italic">a boy stood forward in Court</hi>)—I am not the only man—he is my son to some extent—I cannot remember if I said at the Police-court, "The boy referred to belongs to me"—I have got nothing to do with the boy; I don't keep him—he is about eight, as near as I can judge—I have not admitted it is my duty to keep him; I have nothing to do with him—I have never left a farthing with Mrs. Peck for his support since he was born—sometimes I wrote to her—I do not remember when I was home in 1888 or 1889 requesting her to burn all the letters I had written—she said she had some letters, and she would wait till I got home, and when I got home she burnt them herself in my presence—I never mentioned burning them to her; I never asked her to burn them—three or four weeks afterwards I went to sea again—I lived in her house during the three or four weeks; I made my home there till I joined the ss.
<hi rend="italic">Cleveland</hi>—I might have been in the house from 5th June to 24th October, 1890; I could not say positively—on October 24th I went a broad in the
<hi rend="italic">Cleveland</hi>—when I came back here I went to Peck's house as usual to lodge, and lodged there for about a week—I could not say when the letters were burnt; I think it was about twelve months ago—from 5th June to 24th October, 1890, the prisoner had my bankbook—I joined the
<hi rend="italic">Cleveland</hi> at Swansea, where she was lying—I cannot say if I caused this letter to be written by a friend of mine to Mrs. Peck; I cannot read—I got someone to write a letter; I cannot tell if this is it; this is copied from some other one—I did not, to my knowledge, say in came from me—I did not say, "By 'dear Ellen' I meant Mrs. Peck "—I will swear this was not the letter written at my dictation to Mrs. Peck—I can write my own name, but I cannot read other people's writing—there were some of these words in the letter I wrote to the woman, but she has words there that I have not put in; I cannot read it—I was not in the habit of calling her "Dear Ellen. "(
<hi rend="italic">The letter said the sea was so heavy that they had stopped at Dungeness, and that on Sunday night they were of the Isle of Wight; that the first day he was so bad he could not work, and that he hoped a few words they had had would be forgotten</hi>)—I stopped at Dungeness in the
<hi rend="italic">Cleveland</hi>—I was not off the Isle of Wight on Sunday night—I was not ill on the first day I left—I had a few words with Mrs. Peck before I left because she put my clothes in pledge, and I had</p>
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<p>to pay to get them out—I did not say I had made up my mind to take apartments for her and the boy when I came back—I have never. men
<lb/>tioned to her that I wished her to leave her husband, and said I would take apartments for her and the boy—I did not tell the man to whom I dictated the letter anything about the boy; he knows nothing about my affairs—I did not dictate to anybody, "It is my place to do it. but you must obey, and all will be all right. If anything should happen, don't give up home and look after yourself; add get everything you want, and I will settle up when I come home. I have not drunk a glass of anything since I left home, and I am not going to take anymore, so don't worry yourself about all my odd fancies. I am going to save for you; it is my duty. My dear little woman, you must not fret any more, for I know you have been fretting while I was away. Give my love to all, and kiss boy for me"—I did not dictate that to anybody to my knowledge—that is not the letter—I wrote a letter from the
<hi rend="italic">Cleveland</hi> about a month before I got home—no one on the
<hi rend="italic">Cleveland</hi> at Swansea wrote a letter for me at the end of 1890 to my knowledge—no one in October or November wrote a letter for me to Mrs. Peck to my knowledge—I did not to my knowledge owe £3 2s. to Mrs. Peck on 24th October when I left; I paid her all I owed her—I paid £1 a week during the time I stopped there—I have borrowed money of her, and she has had money of me—I did not have anything of her in October, 1890—I do not owe her a half cent—I put £25 into the Savings Bank; I had the bank-book in my pocket for a week or two, but she said I had better give it to her, and she would take care of it for me, and I gave it to her—I did not mention that the £25 was for the boy; it never came into my mind—I had never paid anything for his keep; I had nothing to do with it—I got the book back, and drew out £10—she never said she objected to my spending the money that I said was for the boy—we never had a word about spending this £10—I did not hand her the bankbook back to keep it, with the remaining balance, for the child—her husband was ill at one time—I never then tried to persuade her to leave home with the boy and come to me—I never dreamt of taking apartments for them; it never came to my mind; they got that up themselves.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Peck lived at 30, Redan Street, and does so still—I had intimacy with Mrs. Peck; I am not the only one, I know from what was going on in the house—I never authorised her to sign my name or to draw out my money—I owed her nothing when I came away—directly I found the £10 was missing I applied to the General Post Office and after
<lb/>wards to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARK</persName> </hi>. I live at Carthew Road, Hammersmith, and am a rail
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<p>Thompson's Savings Bank-book with a piece of blue paper like this inside it, and asked me to go and fetch £5 out for Thompson—I went to Brook Green Post Office with the piece of blue paper, and they gave me £5—I did not write anything—I think my mother-in-law can write; I have seen her writing letters, but I cannot recognise her writing at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-51" type="given" value="HAPPY"/>HAPPY TURNER</persName> </hi>. In August, 1889, I was lodging at 30, Redan Street—I know Clark—in August I wrote this name, James Thompson, on this withdrawal application—the prisoner asked me to do so, she said the money was her little boy's; his name is not Thompson—I also wrote the words James Thompson on another piece of blue paper like this—I knew I was signing a form—I gave it to the prisoner—she told me afterwards what she did with it, I cannot say when—she said she was going with those two forms to take the money out for her little boy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was arrested on a charge of forgery in this case; the Magistrate discharged me—when I was arrested I said to the Sergeant, "Mrs. Peck asked me to sign Thompson's name, as the money belonged to a little boy, and she could not get it unless the name was signed"—I don't know whether the prisoner writes well or not, I have seen her writing, but I cannot recognise it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have seen her writing; I don't know it—I cannot say if this is like her writing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant T</hi>). On 19th January I saw the prisoner at 30, Redan Street; I told, her I was a police officer, and should take her into custody for forging and uttering two Savings Bank warrants in August, 1889, for £5 each—she said, "I never forged them. I own I had the money. A woman named Happy Turner, who used to lodge with me, said she could forge anybody's name, and she forged them. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Peck, the husband, is in court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second county</hi> indecent assault on the same person, a boy under 13.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18910209-185-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully obtaining by false pretences a muff and other articles from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910209-185-offence-1 t18910209-name-57"/>Charles Frederick Irish</persName>, and other goods from other persons.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> for receiving the same.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-68" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LOVEJOY</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the employ of the Great Western Railway Company—on 26th January I loaded at four a. m. with prime fish and two parcels of crabs on the tail and two of lobsters in four hampers, and drove to Billingsgate, where I let the tail-board down level with the van, and fixed it with the chain—the hampers of crabs were then on the van—that was about 5.5 a.m.—George Smith was with me—I left him with the van, and went about 100 yards, and returned, and the crabs were still there—the boy Smith then helped me to get the fine fish off the front of the van, and I turned round and found one hamper short—that was about 5.15—it was not possible for the crabs to have fallen off; the van had never moved—I counted the packages before I went away, but not when I returned—this is the basket, it is marked "J. C" on one side and "F. "on the other—"J.C. "are the senders' initials—I did not see the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Adams.</hi> It was not possible for the hamper to fall off the van, because the tail-board was hooked up by two chains—I counted the hampers when I left the van, but not when I came back, because I left my van-guard in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-69" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am guard to the van driven by Lovejoy—on 26th January he drove to Billingsgate, and I sat on the tail-board—there were two hampers of crabs, two of lobsters, and some prime fish—when we got to Billingsgate Lovejoy left the van for three or four minutes and came back—I remained on the van—when he came back I assisted him to get the prime fish out, and both our backs were to the tail-board; when I went back to the tail-board I missed one of the hampers—I did not see either of the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not know them—when Lovejoy came back the crabs were just the same as when he went away; I know that because I was sitting on one of the hampers—we were ten minutes or a quarter of an hour getting the prime fish off—it was an open van, not covered—fish porters stood below, who carried the prime fish away; none of them are hero—the tail-board was up, and the hampers on it; but it was down when I was helping to unload the fine fish—down does not mean swinging; it means level with the body of the van.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On 26th January I was in Aldgate about 5.15 a.m.—I saw the two prisoners carrying this basket—I stopped Banks, and said, "William, what have you got there?"—he said, "A basket of crabs"—I said, "Where did you get them?"—he said, "Picked them up"—I said, "Where?"—he said, "In the street leading from Tower Hill"—I said, "What are you going to do with them?"—he said, "Sell them. What would you do with them if you picked them</p>
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<p>up?"—I took them to Seething Lane Station, and on the way Banks said, without my speaking to him, "You won't find who they belong to, as the tally has been torn off "—seventy-eight live crabs were in the basket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Adams.</hi> This was near Middlesex Street, about half a mile from the van; it is ten minutes' walk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. LOVEJOY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There was a tally on the top of the basket lid with "Sidney Barber" on it—the van was unloaded at the bottom of Arthur Street East, it was difficult to get to the market—that street runs up to London Bridge—we went along Lower Thames Street to Arthur Street, and had to go under the bridge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-71" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BENNINGTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">G. W. R. Detective</hi>). This hamper was the property of the Great Western Railway Company; the value of the contents was 11s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Banks' Defence.</hi> The policeman took me at 5.15. It was impossible to walk that distance in five minutes. I picked up the basket in Lower Thames Street, leading to Tower Hill; we had been out all night, and could not get a lodging. We came over London Bridge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Adams' Defence.</hi> We picked these crabs up in the centre of the street, there was no name on them; we earned them, we wanted to get something to eat. I could not go and take the basket with two men on the van. The policeman says it was 5.15 when he apprehended us in Aldgate, that only leaves five minutes for us to carry the basket all that distance.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910209-189-offence-1 t18910209-name-73"/>Emma Turner</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> assaulting her and occasioning her actual bodily harm.
<hi rend="italic">Third Count,</hi> assaulting
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-75" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 14, Henley Terrace, South
<lb/>wark Street—I lived with the prisoner four years, and have had three children by him, one is living—I ceased to live with him a fortnight or three weeks before Christmas—on January 5th I saw him at three p.m., he followed me from Upper Ground Street, over Blackfriars Bridge, to the Ludgate Circus post-office—I then went away to sell my papers in Queen Victoria Street—he followed me there under the railway arch, and I spoke to a constable—I saw no more of him till 5.30, when I went for some papers to Stonecutter Street, Farringdon Street, and saw him by the post-office—he ran at me, and Fanny Doyle got between us, he hit her on her mouth and behind her ear, with his fist, and immediately afterwards dropped a white-handled knife apparently from his sleeve he picked it up, and I said, "Mind, Fanny, he has got a knife"—he went across the circus to the Albion public-house, and we walked after him to speak to a constable for him carrying a knife; he made a run at her again, but she slipped away, and he caught me by the fringe in front of my hair, and held my head between his legs, and stabbed me behind my ear—Doyle said, "Take him away, he has got a knife"—he got hold of my hair and shoved me, and I nearly fell back—I bled very much—he ran away, and I went to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, and had the wound attended to—I then went back and sent a young woman into a coffee-shop which the prisoner uses, to see if he was there—he was</p>
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<p>there, and I charged him, and went with him to the station—when the constable took him he said, "Look what she has done for me"—he said that he had a mark under his eye, but I could not see it—he told the constable I struck him, but I do not remember doing so—my wound has healed, the doctor took the strapping off on Saturday morning—I had to stay at home for three weeks while it was healing—when I left him he said, "I will do for you before long"—I left him because he would not support the child, and lie was always knocking me about—he had not been drinking that I know of—there was a policeman on duty at Ludgate Circus.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You struck the first blow, not Fanny Doyle—you came to see the child, and I said, If you want the child take it;" you only came to annoy me—I did not fetch Harry Woodley round—he struck you on Sunday, when you called him out of his name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Harry Woodley lent me 4s.—he was not at Ludgate Circus; I have never lived with him—I said before, "He struck me, and Harry Woodley then hit him;" that was the week before Christmas—I also said, "The defendant struck me because he accused me of going with this young man "—the baby is a year and nine months old.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-76" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY DOYLE</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Granby Gardens, Lower Marsh, Lambeth—I went with the last witness to Stonecutter Street, to get her papers, and the prisoner crossed the road outside the Ludgate Circus post-office, and tried to get hold of her hair; I got between them to prevent his striking her, and he struck me on my ear with his fist, and broke my earring—he had nothing in his hand, but he had a white-handled table knife in his sleeve, which he dropped and picked it up, and walked towards the Albion public-house, and Turner crossed to give him in custody for carrying a knife about, and he got hold of her by the fringe, and struck me on my chin, and then he got her head between his legs and struck the knife down behind her ear, and threw her on the pavement and ran away with the knife—we took Turner to the hospital, and then came back, and the prisoner was fetched out and given in custody—he struck me twice—he hurt me when he broke my ear-ring—I have had it mended—I never struck him, and I did not see Turner strike him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not call you a b----bastard; I did not tear the ear-ring out of my ear myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-77" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY DORMAN</persName> </hi> (346
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I found the prisoner in a coffee-house, in Fleet Lane, and told him I took him for assaulting Turner—he said, "See what she has done for me," showing me a slight mark under his right nostril, which appeared to have been bleeding—I took him to the station, and in answer to the charge he said, "This is all coming about through being in the hospital"—he was perfectly sober—I did not find the knife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-78" type="given" value="JOHN HARDY"/>JOHN HARDY MAUGHAN</persName> </hi>, M. R. C. S. I am house-surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—the prosecutrix came there on 5th January, between 5 and 6 p. m.—she had a clean cut wound extending from about an inch from her ear backwards for three inches, and a graze on the right side of her neck a quarter of an inch deep—it bled a good deal—a table-knife would do it—it has never been dangerous, it has quite healed now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARTIN</persName> </hi> (487
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On Monday afternoon, 5th January, I was on duty as pointsman at Ludgate Circus, and saw a disturbance in</p>
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<p>front of the Post Office, between the prisoner and Emma Turner; she said, "This man continually keeps following me about, what for I don't know, as he has no claim on me"—I told her she could go one way and he the other, and she ran at him and struck him several times on his face with her fist, and on the nose—I separated them again and told her to go away—she went a few yards and doubled round again and made a second attack on him, striking him on his face—several people said she had got a key in her hand striking him with it, but I did not see it—I said if she did not go away I should take her in custody for disorderly conduct—she said, "No doubt you will do a b----lot"—she followed him a third time and struck him repeatedly on his face, and his nose was bleeding freely—she went away to Farringdon Street and he went towards the Albion public-house—I did not see anything of the assault in the afternoon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was about 3 p.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never had a knife in my hand all day long. They came running after me and said I had a knife. She took something from her pocket and struck me on my face. They came to the coffee-house and took me in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Charles.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-82" type="given" value="JOHN PATRICK"/>JOHN PATRICK REGAN</persName> </hi>. I did live at Bournmouth Road, Rye Lane, Peckham; I am now living at 6, Blue Anchor Lane, Peckham—I am a costermonger—I was formerly a private in the 4th Battalion of the King's Royal Rifles—I was serving in that regiment in the beginning of 1888—in March, 1888, the regiment was at Umballah, in India, with other regiments—I know the prisoner—he was a private in the H Company of the same battalion—he went out to India with me in 1882, and we returned together in 1889—during the time we were in the same regiment we drank very often together—I saw a great deal of him—I knew Lance-corporal Bacon, he was Provost-corporal at the camp—I also knew Private James Downs—while we were in camp together I remember the prisoner doing defaulters' drill—it was Bacon's duty to see that the men did not go to the canteen at unusual hours—while we were at Umballah the prisoner said that he would do for Bacon, and if he did not get the chance there he would in coming home, if he went home along with us aboard ship—he said he would throw him overboard if he got the chance—he said that while we were in camp at Umballah and previous to that as well, at Peshawar—on the march from there to Umballah he said that Bacon was always
<hi rend="italic">down</hi> upon him—I can say for certain that he spoke of Bacon in that way on three occasions—I cannot fix the days—I remember the murder of Downs, it was spoken of at the time and afterwards—the prisoner never spoke to me about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I came home to England with the prisoner and Bacon together in the same ship—after February, 1888, we were all three in the same regiment together—we came home in March, 1889; I was dis
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I cannot fix any dates when this was said—the third occasion was a few weeks after we arrived at Umballah; it was before Downs' death.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-83" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRENNAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Charles Street, Oakley Street, Lambeth—I am a labourer by trade—I was formerly in the 4th battalion of the King's Royal Rifles—I served with that regiment in India—I was with the regiment on the march to Umballah at the end of 1887 and the beginning of 1888—we reached there on 15th February—I knew the prisoner, and Bacon and Downs—while in camp at Umballah I was on several occasions punished for breaking out of barracks—I was con
<lb/>fined to barracks, and had to do defaulters' drill—the prisoner was also doing defaulters' drill with me on two or three occasions; I could not say the dates; it was before the murder—Bacon was the provost; his duty was to arrest all those leaving camp without permission, or absent—during the day he would look after those who were doing defaulters' drill—the prisoner never spoke to me confidentially about Bacon, but he passed the remark that he would do for the b----some day, or words to that effect—I have heard him say something to that effect on several occasions—I remember the night of the murder; I am not positive that I was confined in camp that night, but I could not have been released more than a day or two of the murder—I saw the prisoner in the canteen early in the evening—I think at that time the canteen was only open till eight at night; I know it was altered while I was at Umballah from half-past eight to nine—those who were doing defaulters' drill, or under punish
<lb/>ment, would be allowed an hour, from six to seven in the evening, to go to the canteen—I drank with Downs that evening; he was off duty—as far as I can think he had on a charkee suit and a Guthrie jacket, which is a jacket issued out at the frontier station to keep the men warm at night—I should say it was between nine and ten when Downs was murdered—it was early in the evening that I saw him; I saw the prisoner about the same lime—I did not notice how the prisoner was dressed that night—there was a special rule that we were to wear charkee of an evening—if the weather was fine we might wear serge, but we were not to wear anything but white in the daytime—charkee is a sort of brown colour, a canary colour—about half-past nine on that night I was near Downs' tent, and saw him being assisted by two men, having his arms round them—I assisted him; he was being taken to the section hospital, by myself and several others—I only recollect Huggins—I saw that Downs' throat was cut, and his head was pressed into his</p>
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<p>body—I heard a question put to him—he made some movement with his hand, and pointed towards the gymnasium school in the married quarter—he did not speak once—he died as soon as we got to the hospital—I did not return to England at the same time as the prisoner—I was invalided home in 1889—on 15th October last year I identified the prisoner from among some other men—on 22nd October I was present at Bow Street—I had heard his confession of this murder—I had always been on friendly terms with him—on 22nd I went to the cells, and spoke to him; at least he spoke to me—he shook hands with me—I asked him how he was—he said he felt much better now he had confessed his crime—he said it was gnawing his stomach away till he confessed—he also said, "I am so sorry I killed poor James Downs; he was such a nice fellow"—Downs was very popular in the regiment; he was beloved by every one in it—he told me voluntarily that he had put the jacket and razor in a hollow tree by a wasps' nest in the wood—I said, "The hollow tree in the wood?"—he said, "Yes," and I said, "I know it"—I understood the tree he meant; it was about 200 yards from the camp.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A detective and Regan, a comrade, were at the cell with me when I saw the prisoner; I was not in the cell—I did not give evidence that day, I did on the next hearing, on the 22nd; some evidence had been given before that—I was only once in the witness-box—when I saw him at the Police-court he shook hands with me immediately he saw me—he said he felt better since he had confessed his crime—to the best of my knowledge I said the same at the Police-court—what I said was read over to me and I signed it—what I said there was, "It is a pity poor Downs was murdered, I have been sorry for it ever since"—that is correct—the prisoner never personally told me he would do for Downs, he passed the remark, and not only him, but other men have done the same, men who had got into trouble.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Bacon was very unpopular—I think we arrived at Umballah about the end of February or the beginning of March, I can't say which; that is as near as I can fix it—the prisoner's remarks were made before the death of Downs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-84" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY BACON</persName> </hi>. I am now a platelayer in the service of the Great Northern Railway, and live at 27, Bright Street, Newark—I was formerly in the Army—in February, 1888, I was in the 4th Battalion of the King's Royal Rifles, in the E company, and from the middle to the end of February I was in camp at Umballah—the prisoner was serving there in the H Company of the same battalion—I was the Provost-corporal of the battalion; I was appointed so at Surat in 1886, and I acted as such at Peshawar in 1887 and 1888 before we commenced the march to Umballah—we reached Umballah on the 15th February—while, there a good many privates were sentenced to defaulters' drill—it was my duty to see after the discipline of the battalion—the defaulters came under my supervision—I do not know whether the prisoner was ever a defaulter; I always had to patrol the road leading from the camp to the town to see if there were any men absent—I could go anywhere I liked, where I thought I could find any; I did that duty at night—I had assistants; there were no fixed hours; ordinarily it was from about nine to twelve—I know the road leading from the camp to the military gymnasium—I used to go on that road amongst other places in the ordinary course between those hours—I remember the night of Downs'</p>
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<p>murder; I was on patrol duty that night—I should be going across the common at the time it was done, towards the barracks; that would be a little over a quarter of a mile from the main road—I had been patrolling that main road some two or three nights before the murder—I did not see the prisoner that evening to my knowledge; I saw him that day—he was a defaulter—I don't remember that he was a defaulter that day; I remember seeing him that morning in barracks, to my knowledge he had no ill-will towards me; he had never threatened me in my presence; I was on good terms with him as far as I know; I had no ill-feeling whatever towards him—I remember reporting him once; that was after the murder, never before, to my recollection—I do not remember seeing Downs on the day of the murder—I do not remember how I was dressed that night; my ordinary dress would be black serge—I should wear charkee if that was the order—I cannot remember what the order was at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My assistants would patrol along with me; I should not patrol alone—sixteen men would sleep in one tent—bedtime would be about half-past nine or a quarter to ten—a man would be liable to punishment if absent at that time unless he had leave—I cannot say if Downs had permission that night; if he had he would have to be in by tattoo; he would have to get a pass from the commanding officer if he was later—I do not recollect reporting the prisoner before we got to Umballah, or while there; I was on very good terms with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I and my assistants would go out to patrol together, and we would skirmish across the common, four or five of us, perhaps, some
<lb/>times more, sometimes less—we sometimes divided, but we should not be very much apart; eight or nine yards; we could speak to one another.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-85" type="given" value="ALFRED ALEXANDER"/>ALFRED ALEXANDER BARNES</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant in the 5th battalion of the King's Royal Rifles, stationed at Huntingdon—in February, 1888, I was serving as sergeant in the 4th battalion when they marched from Peshawar to Umballah—I remember Bacon, the prisoner, and Downs being at Umballah, and all three in the camp together—Bacon was the provost-corporal of the battalion, that is a military policeman; his duty was to patrol the camp at night—I remember the night of the murder of Downs; he was off duty that night, and had leave to go into the city if he wished—I saw him in the afternoon; he was then dressed in a suit of charkee, which used to be worn then in the morning or afternoon for drill purposes; at night you could wear what you pleased, you would then wear black clothing—Downs was just the same height and build as Bacon—you would take them for twin brothers, the only difference was that one had ginger hair, Downs had the lighter hair—having leave to go into the city, he would go at any hour he liked after afternoon parade at five—he would have to be back by ten—in going to and from the camp to the city he would go by the main road, past the military gymnasium—the latrines were attached to the camp, about twenty yards from the tent the prisoner slept in—I do not remember seeing the prisoner on that afternoon—the night was a dark night—I was in camp about a quarter to ten that night—I heard something, in consequence of which I went to Downs' tent in the F company's lines about 200 yards from the gymnasium—I there saw Downs lying on the ground, half in and half out of the tent, his throat being cut—I saw a scar on one side of his head, but at present I cannot say whether it was the right side</p>
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<p>or the left, as if he had been hit with a stick—his body was taken to the hospital, about 600 yards from the camp—he died either whilst being taken there or on his admission—he had on what we call a Guthrie jacket, a jacket that was served out to be worn at that time, that was a black coat with red facings—I can
<lb/>not remember what trousers he had on—the privates were provided with four suits of clothes, two of charkee and two of black, and four suits of white; eight suits altogether, that would be the regulation allowance, they would be numbered with the number of the regiment—razors are supplied, also marked—the clothes are marked with paint, and the razors with a hot iron—it was a common thing for the men to have clothes in excess of the regulation allowance—there was a
<hi rend="italic">kit</hi> inspection every week, at which every man, in order to pass muster, had to show everything he had, I mean his clothing and everything served out to him from the stores; if he had more than the regulation allowance nothing would be said; he might have more; if he had not enough he would get fresh clothing out of the stores—if he had more he would not have to show them—he could buy at a bazaar—those things would not be numbered—he could also buy from one of his companions—if he lost his razor he could get another out of the stores, that would be numbered—he could buy a razor in the town, that would not pass at the inspection, he would not produce it, if he did no doubt he would get into serious trouble; the inspections were very minute, they took place every Saturday—there was one on the Saturday before Downs' death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not remember the omission of any kit inspection during the time we were at Umballah—Downs might have had a charkee suit under his jacket—I can swear that he had a Guthrie jacket on when I saw him at the hospital; I simply infer that he had a charkee suit on—I know that the theory of the prosecution is that the prisoner mistook Downs for Bacon—the charkee clothing would not be such as a soldier would wear going into the town at night, but in camp—anything purchased at the stores would be entered in a book by the colour-sergeant—charkee will wash; it would be sent to the wash at the end of every week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The soldiers would wear glengarry caps on going out in the evening, the police would wear the same—it would not be taken as a good excuse at the kit inspection that the charkee suit had gone to the wash; everything gone to the wash was entered in a book and prod
<lb/>uced by a corporal, besides that, the men could wash for themselves—it would be possible for a man who knew the camp well to get out without being seen by the sentry—there were two or three lights on the main road—a man could buy at the bazaars, that would be out of his own pocket; those things would not be marked or entered, or taken to the kit inspection—all the clothing produced at the inspection would be numbered—if a soldier died his comrade could buy some of his things at auction; if he bought an extra suit at the stores, they would be numbered, and bear the regimental mark—I have known men mark their own clothing, I have done so myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-86" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HUGGINS</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, of 17, Bedford Row, Bristol—I was formerly a private in the 4th battalion of the King's Royal Rifles—I was at Umballah at the beginning of 1888—Downs was a private in the same regiment—on the night of the murder, about half-past eight, I saw</p>
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<p>him in the camp—I did not take particular notice as to how he was dressed, I think he had a Guthrie jacket on, but I am not sure—the next time I saw him was when he staggered into the tent a few minutes after ten—he tried to speak, but could not—I did not then see that his throat was cut—I saw a blow and some blood congealed behind his ear—I assisted in taking him to the hospital, and then saw that his throat was cut—he never spoke in my presence—it was a clean cut wound—the roads from the bazaar to the camp are very dark—I did not know the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The charkee suit would be hid if he had the Guthrie jacket on—I believe I said he had serge trousers, I now remember that he had—they would be black—I am sure he had on a Guthrie jacket, because it was cut clean through right across the front.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I helped take Downs to the hospital—he then had on a Guthrie jacket, it was cut clean through.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-88" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY FENWICK</persName> </hi>. I am a Lieutenant in the King's Royal Rifles, now quartered at Winchester—I produce the defaulter sheet of the prisoner during the time he was attached to the regiment. (
<hi rend="italic">It was not admitted as evidence.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-89" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES GODFREY</persName> </hi>. I was chief warder at Millbank last year; I have been transferred to Holloway; I was chief warder at Millbank in September last year, while the prisoner was undergoing a sentence of twenty-one days there in the name of George Harris—in consequence of a communication made to me on 28th September, I saw that the prisoner was supplied with writing materials, and on the 28th I went to his cell and asked him if he had finished the statement he was writing—he said yes—he produced it, I noticed that it was not signed, I said, "As you have written it, sign it"—he had previously read it to me all through—he then signed it; this is it—I produced it at the Police-court—I had had no communication with him with regard to it before he had written it—I took it to the Governor of the prison. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "I do confess that on a night early in March, 1888, at Camp, Umballah, East Indies, I did wound, by cutting his throat with a razor, one Private Downs, of the F company 4th Battalion of the King's Royal Rifle Corps, after 9.45 p.m. on that night. I can't give the exact date. I obtained per
<lb/>mission to go to the latrine. I went out and secreted myself behind some trees on the main road leading to the military gymnasium, knowing at the same time that one Lance-corporal Bacon, police-corporal of the battalion, would pass that way about ten or eleven at night, and having resolved to do the said corporal an injury, I took a razor in my pocket, and also carried a heavy stick at the same time. Shortly after 10 p.m. I observed a soldier pass along the common. Thinking he was the police-corporal I made a rush at him from behind, and struck him with the stick; he fell senseless to the ground. I then drew the razor across his throat and left him lying on the ground, and I made off, as I heard someone coming. It being dark at the time, and the man not speaking when I struck him, I did not observe but that it was the police-corporal I bad assaulted; nor did I know until after my return to camp who it was. hen I heard, coming in the camp, of the men talking, I listened, and heard that Private Downs, of the F company, had been taken to the hospital with his throat cut. I had no grudge or ill
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<p>committed the deed of which I now confess. I never told any person of my having been out. Before returning to my tent I took off my clothes and hid them, as well as the razor and stick, in the hollow of a tree in a wood that adjoined the camp. Any person acquainted with the camp could pass in and out on a dark night without being seen by the sentry on duty. I came home to England in March, 1889, and have been wandering about from place to place. This crime seemed to haunt me, and not being able to get any work, as I received a very bad character in the Army, I did not know what I could do. I seriously thought of the grave nature of the offence I had committed. I resolved at last to give myself up to justice and confess. I am very sorry for what I have done by causing the death of an innocent man.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-90" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CONQUEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). About nine on the morning of 9th October last I went with Sergeant Ashton to Millbank Prison, and saw the prisoner as he was discharged from there—I said to him, "We are police officers; what is your name?"—he said, M Walter Hassell"—I said, "I am going to arrest you in consequence of this statement, which, I am told, you wrote in this prison; but before you say anything, it is my duty to caution you that whatever you say may be used in evidence against you"—I showed him the statement, and said, "Is this your handwriting?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Are you aware of the serious nature of the offence you are accusing yourself of committing?"—he replied, "Yes"—I then read the statement to him—he said, "It is all true; I wrote it myself "—I then asked him to sign it, and he did so in my presence and that of Sergeant Ashton, adding to it, "This statement has been read to me this 9th October, 1890, and I say it is all true, and it was written by me, Walter Hassell"—he was then taken to the station and charged, and then brought before the Magistrate—at this time he was perfectly calm and collected, and appeared thoroughly to appreciate what he was saying and doing—the addition is in my writing; the signs
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<hi rend="smallCaps">A. A. BARNES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Downs bore a most respectable character in the regiment during the time I was there; he was always punctual in every way; he was a sober man, and never late at night, so far as I know.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">This certified the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">March</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.
<hi rend="italic">Sentence fourteen days' imprisonment</hi>)—I was present; the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Snowball</hi> over to-night"—I am known as
<hi rend="italic">Snowball</hi>—the prisoners were among the men, and Hall hit me on my head with a stick—I was knocked down, and when I got up I missed 11s. from my pocket—I was not insensible, I walked home—I heard Wickenden say, "I have got 11s., I am off," and he kicked me while I was down, and when I got up they were all running away—I saw the 11s. safe at a quarter to ten o'clock—they had
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hall.</hi> You were in the same bar as I was—I was in the public-house ten minutes or a. quarter of an hour—I came out with my friend Jack, the horsekeeper, but I went home by myself—I went about one hundred yards before I was knocked down—I saw you with a stick in your hand, and you came behind me and hit me—I did not see you hit me—you were about one hundred yards from me when I got up—it was dark—I saw you with twelve or fourteen other men, and picked another man out by mistake—I recognised you, because I know you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wickenden.</hi> When I came into the station I said, "That is Wickenden"—I did not tell the Magistrate I did not know who robbed me; I was not drunk; I had two bumps on my head next morning—Jack, the horsekeeper, who was with me, got knocked down too—his name is Humphreys—there is always a policeman on point duty at the Wellington, 100 yards off; I did not go back and tell him that I had been knocked down and robbed, because I went home.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have known Wickenden some time, and knew his voice—Hall had a stick—I did not see him near me when I came out of the public-house—Humphreys came out and went 100 yards with me—he was with me when I was knocked down—I knew Hall by name, and by sight too.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-111" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HARMS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Duke of Wellington, St. James' Road, Holloway—on 17th January I was behind the bar at 10.10 p.m.—Meakins and Humphreys were there, and the two prisoners and two companions of theirs—they came into the little bar first, and I saw them trying a stranger's pocket, and I called the head barman's attention to them—I advised Meakins to go home—he left, and the prisoners followed him, and immediately afterwards I heard he had been robbed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hall.</hi> I did not see Meakins robbed, but I know you tried to rob him in our house—you went the same way as he did when you left the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wickenden.</hi> You and Hall surrounded Meakins and tried his pockets—I did not give you in custody because I was watching your little game—the barman tried to prevent you going out so soon, to let Meakins get away, but you followed him not a minute after he left—I walked out and saw that you went in the same direction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. I am a horsekeeper of 2, Eden Road, Holloway; on 17th January I was at the Duke of Wellington, and left with Meakins; I went with him as far as Eden Grove and then went on home, and he went on his way—I did not see anything happen to him—I did not notice the prisoners at the Duke of Wellington.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hall.</hi> I did not see you following us, I did not know you before—there were eight or nine there, strangers to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was struck on the head and knocked down before I parted from the prosecutor; the blow bent my hat; I do not know what it was with—as soon as I got up I went away immediately, and do not know what was done to Meakins.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-113" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ANDERTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y</hi>). I took Wickenden on 5th. February, and told him I should charge him with being concerned with James Hall, in custody, in stealing 11s. from a man named Meakins, better know as
<hi rend="italic">Snowball</hi>, on 17th January—he said, "I know
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">F</hi> 557). I took Hall on 19th January at 10.15 a.m., and told him it was for beating and robbing Meakins on Saturday, the 17th; he said, "All right, I will go with you, but I was not near the place. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hall's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "Between 10 and 10.30 on January I was in the same public-house as the prosecutor; there was a disturbance, and the head barman ordered the lot out. I walked out and went home. I live within 100 yards of the house in Wellington Road. I saw no more of the prisoner till next morning. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wickenden's Defence.</hi> Everything the prosecutor says is false; he said the horsekeeper was with him when he was knocked down, and he was not. It is an old spite against me; he told me he would level me the first chance he got.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-197-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions. Hall</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">on</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd May</hi>, 1887,
<hi rend="italic">of robbery with violence, in the name of
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-115" type="given" value="FRANK"/>frank Hall</persName>; and Wickenden on January</hi> 7th, 1889,
<hi rend="italic">at Middlesex Sessions. Eight convictions were proved against Eau and three against Wickenden.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-197-18910209 t18910209-197-punishment-19"/>Seven Years' each Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROUTH</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I lire at 82, Warner Street, and am an organ grinder—the prisoner is my brother-in-law—I have not been very friendly with him, but have not quarrelled with him—on 16th January, about 9.30 a.m., I was in the stable at the piano factory putting some strings to my piano, and felt a blow on my head—I turned round and saw the prisoner—I did hot see anything in his hand—I raised my arm to guard my head, and received two or three blows on my arm—I called, "Murder," and a man came and stopped the prisoner, who was still beating me—there was blood on my head and arm, and my arm is still bandaged—a policeman took me to the hospital—we could not find the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in England seven years, and have lived two weeks in the same house as the prisoner—he married my sister about two years ago, and I disapproved of the marriage—I am not very friendly with him, but we had had no quarrel that morning—I was three-parts drunk the night before, but I did hot draw a knife—on this morning I did not see a knife in his hand—I did not wrestle with him, and try to take a stick away from him—I did not spit in his face on this very morning and call his wife a whore or
<hi rend="italic">a pittarn</hi>—I never saw him at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-119" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am an organ-grinder, of 32, Warner Street, Clerkenwell, the same house in which the prosecutor and prisoner live—I was in the piano factory, and saw Mazzoni putting two strings into a piano—I was close against him—the prisoner came in with his hand in his pocket, and I could not see whether he had anything in it, but he struck him three blows; I cannot say what with—I went out of the shed in case I should get a blow myself—I afterwards went with Mazzoni to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner looked very angry when he came in, but no conversation took place—the blows I saw were on his head—I saw no stick.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am an organ-grinder, and live in Bath Court—on 16th January, about 9.30 a.m., I was in the stable, and saw the prisoner come in and hit Mazzoni on his head and arm with a stick—I went and parted them—he bled from his head and arm—no conversation took place between them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not appear in a great rage—I was there from first to last, but saw no knife used; if one had been used I must have seen it—Mazzoni had a jacket on over his trousers.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The wounds on his head might be the result of one blow—I should expect to find bruises on his arm if he had been hit several times with a stick, but I did not—the wound on his arm could not have been done with a sharp stick.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Defective Sergeant G</hi>). On 16th January I saw the prosecutor at King's Cross Station; his arm and head were bandaged, he was wearing these two shirts (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Walter Tempest.</hi> I did not seize you by your neck and try to drag you down when I came into the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I heard nothing said about money till I got to the station, and then she complained of having lost three half-crowns.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by W. Tempest.</hi> I saw nothing in your hand when I took you—you did not throw anything away or give anything to any
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. D. J. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-132" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DABBS</persName> </hi>. I am an umbrella, finisher, in the employ of Messrs. Robinson—on 31st January I locked up the workshops, two rooms, about 1.20 in the day—these two umbrellas were then safe—I gave the key to Mr. Robinson—a board was fastened over the door where there ought to have been glass—on the Monday morning, at nine o'clock, I found the shutter was down—I went in and missed two and a half dozen of umbrellas and five sunshades—these are two of them—Mr. Robinson rents two rooms on the top and two underneath.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-133" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HARRISSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Phillips and Scones, pawnbrokers, of Bethnal Green—on Tuesday, February 3rd, about 7 p.m., the prisoner brought these two umbrellas, and asked for 10s. upon them—I had received a description the night before, and sent for a constable and charged him—he gave his name, George Bell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left the shop—you had time to get away if you liked.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-134" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHAPPLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">J</hi> 344). I was sent for to Messrs. Phillips and Scones, and took the prisoner—these two umbrellas were on the counter—I asked him where he got them—he said, "I bought them last night at the Princess Alice public-house, Commercial Street, and gave two half-crowns each for them. "</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-135" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LYTHEI</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 3rd February I received a telegram at Bethnal Green Police-station, and saw the prisoner in custody—I was accompanied by Robinson and his brother, who identified these two umbrellas—I told the prisoner the charge—he made no reply—I said, "I shall further charge you with receiving the same, knowing them to be stolen"—he said, "I bought them of a man last night at the Princess Alice public-house, Commercial Street"—I said, "Do you know the man or his name?"—he said, "No; I never saw him before; I paid half a</p>
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<p>crown each for them"—he gave his address, 43, Commercial Road East—I found 10 1/2 d. on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he bought the umbrellas in the Princess Alice for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">each, and, being women's umbrellas, he pawned them, as they were of no use to him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">For cases tried in this Court this day see Essex and Surrey cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Charles.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL MICHAEL GIFFORD</hi> (17)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of an indecent assault</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18910209-204-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-204-18910209 t18910209-204-punishment-24"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN FINKLESTEIN</hi> (36)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910209-205-offence-1 t18910209-name-145"/>Rosa Finkle
<lb/>stein</persName>, with intent to murder.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, With intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-146" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-146" type="given" value="ROSA"/>ROSA FINKLESTEIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am the prisoner's wife—I live at 20, King Edward Street—we have been married sixteen years—on 1st February I came home about eight, and found my husband in bed in the room; he had been ill about eighteen weeks from consumption—the smaller children were in the room, the elder ones were in the street—my husband was shouting at me that I had been so long away—I afterwards made him something to eat—after that he got out of bed and dressed himself, took a revolver from under the bed, and fired at me—I had not seen it before—he told me that it cost twelve shillings; he said that at the very moment he approached towards me—he was just close to me when he fired, almost touching—I don't remember his firing more than once—the first shot he fired hit me in the cheek, and then I knew no more; I got into a faint—when I came to myself I was struggling with</p>
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<p>him, but how it happened I don't exactly know—I got the pistol front his hand and ran downstairs—my husband understands English very well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>, I went out at half-past one, and came back after four—you asked me to make something to eat; I did so, and left it on the table and went out; I stayed out till half-past eight, as you were in a bad temper—you shot me first, and then I struggled with you—sometimes we have had words, like man and wife, and afterwards became reconciled.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910209-name-147" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-147" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM COOMBER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I lire at 20, King Edward Street, the prisoner lives in a room above—on 1st February, about eight, I was in my room and heard a noise—I did not know from which room it proceeded—my wife opened the door and listened; I heard children crying—I closed the door—after listening, I heard the children shouting, and knowing the prisoner was ill I ran up to his room, and on opening the door I found a child inside; she caught me by the legs and shouted, "My mother; my mother"—I saw the prisoner shooting twice, and I ran downstairs—the last witness kept him by one hand while he was firing—he and his wife were struggling at the table—directly I heard the shots I ran downstairs and shouted, "Murder!" and "Police!"—I went up again directly, and saw his wife lying on the bed, and the prisoner on his knees holding her by the throat with one hand—I did not say before the Magistrate that he snot at his wife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-148" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HOLLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">E</hi> 453). On the evening of 1st February I was on duly in King Edward Street—I heard a cry from No. 20 of "Murder"—I went to the prisoner's room; I saw him there—he said, "I did it; allow me to put on my hat and jacket, and I will go with you "—the bedclothes were all over the room, and there were blood-stains all over the place—the woman was not there; she was downstairs—no one was there but the prisoner when I went in—he was taken to the station and charged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-149" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BECK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector</hi>). This revolver was brought to the station, and handed to me by Inspector Notley—it was charged with five chambers, two of which had been discharged—on the following morning I went back to the room and found on the floor two small bullets, corresponding with those I had removed from the revolver.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-150" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HAYDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> 371). About a quarter to one on 2nd February I was in charge of the prisoner at Commercial Street Station before he was charged at the Police-court; he was in the cell—he spoke to me through an interpreter—he said, "I did not feel very well, I have not been well for some time, all through my wife neglecting me and the children"—I then cautioned him that anything he might say I might have to give in evidence against him—he then said, "I bought the revolver about a fortnight ago, with which I intended to kill my wife and myself also, as I was sure the children would be better brought up in a ragged school than they were by my wife. "</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-151" type="surname" value="HUME"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-151" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID HUME</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 139, Hanbury Street—on 1st February, about nine, I went to King Edward Street—I there found the prosecutrix sitting in a chair—I examined her; I found a wound on the right cheek, it was a clear cut wound—there was another wound about half an inch long over the left cheek—a bullet such as these would cause such wounds.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, alleged ill-treatment and neglect on the part of his wife, and that he fired the revolver to frighten her.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-205-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">in consequence of his state of health end the provocation he received.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HOARE</hi> (35)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910209-206-offence-1 t18910209-name-153"/>John Hoare</persName>, with intent to murder.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAUL TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910209-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910209-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-154" type="surname" value="COPPIN"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-154" type="given" value="AUSTIN"/>AUSTIN COPPIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi> 562). On 5th January, shortly after six in the evening, I was on duty in Hornsey Road—I there met the prisoner's wife with a little boy, John, who was wounded—she made a statement to me—the boy had his throat bandaged—I went with her to 48, Cottenham Road, to search for the prisoner; not finding him there, I went to 69, Grove Road—I inquired for him, and met him at the door—I told him I should take him into custody for cutting his little boy's throat—he replied, "At your service; I will go with you"—at the station he asked me where the boy was; was he at the hospital—on my telling him he was, not there he said, "Poor little fellow; the one I liked best; how I came to do it I can't think; I remember standing over the child by the guard in front of the fire, and my brain seems to have left me; what became of the knife I don't know; I did hear the child say, 'Oh, daddy,' and nothing more; I can't think what made me do it; the devil, I think, for a minute"—he was recovering from the effects of drink—the occurrence took place an hour and half before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He seemed a bit stupefied, and sorry for what had taken place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910209-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910209-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-155" type="surname" value="STYLES"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-155" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STYLES</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner, of 71, Hornsey Rise—on 5th January, about a quarter to six, the child was brought to my surgery—he was about five years of age—he had a clean cut wound along the throat about four inches long, and from one-eighth to a quarter of an Inch deep, and there were two small wounds on the first and second lingers of the right hand—they were inflicted by some sharp cutting instrument—the wound in the throat was not a dangerous wound, quite superficial—I saw the boy again on 9th January, and dressed the wound again; it was then nearly healed—I should hardly say that he had been in danger.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should say the knife must have been moderately sharp; very little exertion would be necessary—the wound would not be caused by merely dropping the knife from the hand—I think it must have been done from behind, unless the man was left-handed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not see how the wound could have been caused accidentally.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910209-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910209-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-156" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-156" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector Y</hi>). At 6.40 on the morning of the 5th I was in charge of Hornsey Road Police-station—the prisoner was brought there charged with attempted murder—I told him he would be detained—I then went to the address he gave, 69, Grove Road, and searched the rooms he occupied, two rooms on the second floor—in the front room I found this towel on the carpet smeared with blood—the prisoner was recovering from the effects of drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries as to how he passed that</p>
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<p>day—according to his own statement lie went to Madame Tussaud's that afternoon—he said he had been to the Chamber of Horrors there—he had been in the habit of drinking—I believe drink has been his ruin—he had the appearance of being dazed—I believe he was affectionate to the boy except when in drink—there are three other children—the prisoner is a bricklayer.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD HANCOCK</hi> (46)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910209-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910209-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-159" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHITLOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector X</hi>). On Sunday evening, 1st January, I was on duty at the Uxbridge Police-station; the prisoner came in at 5.55 p.m., and said he wanted to give himself up for setting fire to a rick of hay in the Green Lanes—I detained him and went to the Green Lanes—I there found a rick belonging to Mr. Foyer; it had been extinguished by himself and several men—I returned to the station and charged the prisoner with setting fire to the rick—he said, "During some time this afternoon I set fire to the rick of hay on the right-hand side of the Green Lanes, and I wish to give myself up for it. "</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-160" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED FOYER</persName> </hi>. About twenty minutes after five, on Sunday evening, 1st February, in consequence of something I was told, I went to a rick of meadow hay belonging to me at the side of the Green Lanes, Uxbridge, in the parish of Hillingdon; it was fair well alight all round on each side—I called for assistance, and with assistance succeeded in putting the fire out—the damage was about £10.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-161" type="given" value="PHILIP FRANCIS"/>PHILIP FRANCIS GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon of Holloway Prison; I have had the prisoner under my observation since he has been in custody—I have seen no indication of insanity in him—I have no reason to think him other than he is responsible for his actions—he would know the difference between right and wrong, and what he was doing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The. Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I have been a soldier in the 2nd Queen's, and had a sunstroke in Aden; I have been about four times at asylum? since I came home—I don't know what makes me do it; but there is no resisting the feeling that comes over me; I cannot control it; I have done injury to myself on one or two occasions. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner repeated the same statement in his defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-162" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHITLOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). On 2nd May last year the prisoner was charged as a wandering lunatic, and was sent to an asylum</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-207-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at this Court on</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd June</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910209-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910209-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t18910209-name-163" type="occupation" value="sessions warder"/>WILLIAM TURRELL</persName> </hi>. I am Sessions warder at Pentonville—I was present at this Court on 22nd June, 1885, when the prisoner was con
<lb/>victed and sentenced to nine months—I produce the certificate of conviction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY></hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Turrell also stated that the prisoner had been previously convicted of two like offences—
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-208-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an endorsement to an order for £7 16s. 4d., with intent to defraud, to which</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUNT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-166" type="given" value="ERNEST FREDERICK"/>ERNEST FREDERICK JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to John Pullen, a fruit-sales
<lb/>man on commission, in Covent Garden Market—between June and Novem
<lb/>ber last he had three clerks, Ward, Winskip and Williamson—Ward was a salesman, and Winskip and Williamson were inferior clerks to him—it was their duty to keep Mr. Pullen's books—there was a commission book kept by Ward generally, and occasionally by Winskip, and a sale book kept entirely by Ward—the ledger was kept by Winskip, and should accurately show the state of the account between the prosecutor and his consignors—the dissecting book was kept by Williamson; it consisted of entries of the quantity and quality of the goods received, with the initials of the consignor—the ledger would be posted from the commission and the sale book—blue sheets were made up daily by Winskip, and forwarded to the consignor every evening, naming the quantity consigned and the quantity sold—either Winskip or Williamson would post them to the consignor—it was Winskip's duty to make out weekly sheets which summarised the blue sheets, and gave the position of the account at the end of the week, and it was Ward's duty to check them—those weekly sheets would be brought to Williamson to bring to Mr. Pullen or to me, and on the faith of that cheques would be drawn and handed to Williamson—it was no part of my duty to check the weekly sheets with the books, that was Ward's duty—it was not Pullen's custom to check them, he always relied on Ward—Mr. Pullen was away ill from August 23rd to October, 1890, and the weekly sheets were sent to his house, sometimes by me and sometimes by Williamson, and he would rely on them and draw his cheques—I have examined the books carefully, and produce a summary of names and amounts for which cheques have been drawn for matters which do not appear in the books—I have had the counterfoils of the cheque books, and the business books, and find that from 19th July to 25th October, 1890, forty-six cheques were drawn; and paid by being passed through his account; for £300, for which there is no entry in the books—I produce twenty-three of the forty-six cheques of which I have the counterfoils; one is to the order of J. Preaux, on 22nd September, for £7 16s. 4d.: he is a grower at Guernsey, and a consignor—nothing was owing to him at that date—that was presented with the usual weekly white sheet, and I believed that that was owing to Mr. Pullen when I took him that cheque—it has passed through the Capital and Counties Bank, Oxford Street Branch, and is endorsed "J. Preaux" in the prisoner's writing—he had no authority to endorse cheques—it was never brought to my know
<lb/>ledge that he was endorsing cheques of my master's—this cheque of September 27th for £7 19s. in favour of P. Gerrard is crossed to the Tottenham Court Road Branch of the City Bank—P. Gerrard is a grower at Guernsey—that money was not owing to him—this is endorsed "N.</p>
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<p>Gerrard "—I do not speak positively to the writing, but it is similar to Williamson's—I have gone through these twenty-two cheques; most of the endorsements are similar to Williamson's, but I speak positively as to Preaux's cheque—a number of the cheques are drawn to a consignor named Peter Mauger; nothing was owing to him at the time they were drawn, and they do not represent genuine debts.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-167" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER GERRARD</persName> </hi>. I am a grower at Catsell, in Guernsey—I have been in the habit of consigning goods to Mr. Pullen, in Covent Garden, and he remitted the proceeds by cheque—I did not receive a cheque from him on August 18th for £6 14s. 2d.; no such sum was due to me—I did not receive a cheque for £7 19s. on September 22nd, nothing was owing to me; or one for £8 0s. 3d. on October 1st, nothing was due; nor one for £6 19s. 10d. on 11th October; nothing was due—this is not my endorse
<lb/>ment to this cheque of 22nd September—I never saw it, and never received any daily sheets which represent that sum.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-168" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER MAUGER</persName> </hi>. I am a consignor at Guernsey to Mr. Pullen—he owed me nothing on October 1st, and I did not receive any cheque from him.</p>
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<persName id="t18910209-name-169" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-169" type="given" value="JOHN MITCHELL"/>JOHN MITCHELL PARSONS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Rose and Crown, 47, Broad Street, Bloomsbury—about fourteen months ago I made the acquaintance of a man named Bryant, who lived in two rooms in a coffee-house two doors from my place—he used to come in as a customer—he was in em
<lb/>ployment, but left it after six months, and became a betting man—I made Winskip's acquaintance about May last—he came as a customer—he was employed at Mr. Pullen's, and his brother used to dine with me—he occasionally came with Bryant—I knew Williamson by the name of Given van—he was employed by Mr. Pullen; he came with Winskip—"Ward came there twice; he was employed by Mr. Pullen—I have never seen Bryant since Saturday, November 8—between July and November 8 he used to bring cheques for me to cash—I bank at the Capital and Counties, Oxford Street Branch—I paid the cheques in there and paid one or two to the distillers—Bryant told me he was doing business in the market with persons whom he took these cheques from—for the first three months he asked me to pass the cheques through my bank, as he had no banking account, and I always found them correct—none of them were payable to him—I noticed that they were endorsed—I did not always take them myself; my manager took them sometimes—he is here—I noticed that the endorsements were not the same on each cheque, and asked him the reason—he told me that he had the cheques from people in the market—I had a visit from Mr. Pullen—he told me how he was being robbed by his servants, and I brought these two cheques down and showed them to him; he used some very strong language, and told me to keep them—I told him I could not pay him—he said, "Give me the cheques, and I will get information about them"—I gave them to him the next day—I got nothing by them; it was done innocently—I did not know that this was going on, and I have some one in Court to prove I was innocent—I do not know whose writing this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is, but I am familiar with the writings-Bryant always came alone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw you signing cheques in company with Bryant, and I never saw Bryant sign them—he always handed them to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-170" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PULLEN</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman in Covent Garden—I had three clerks</p>
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<p>in July, Ward, Winskip, and Williamson. (
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">read his notes of Jackson's evidence to the witness, to which he assented, and added</hi>)—these cheques were brought to me from 23rd August to October, when I was ill, and I signed them—I relied entirely on my clerks, and believed they were genuine cheques in payment for goods received, and which appeared in my accounts—on the 25th October (Saturday) I told Ward he had better resign; he came once after that for payment of the balance due to him, and I have not seen him since—on the 15th December I returned to London and examined my ledger; Winskip wag outside and saw me examining it—I found mistakes in it, and went out to see Winskip, and he was gone—Williamson did not appear that day, he only came back on the day I took him to Bow Street—I had not discharged him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I engaged you two and a-half years ago I told you that you could leave at a minute's notice, or I would give you a minute's notice—the dissecting book was for goods sold only, not for goods sent in—I have not been through it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-171" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MARSHALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E.</hi>) On the 8th January Mr. Pullen brought Williamson to my office in Bow Street, and said, "This is Williamson"—I said, "I am Inspector Marshall"—he said, "I hear that I am wanted, and thought it best to give myself up"—I said, "Yes, there is a warrant charging you, with Winskip and Ward, with fraud, and conspiring to defraud Mr. Pullen, your late employer"—he said, "I admit being in it with Winskip, but not with Ward, and I don't know that he had anything to do with it; he did not with me; Winskip used to give me cheques, and I endorsed them and gave them to Bryant, the cashier"—he was then charged—there is a warrant out against Ward; we have used every effort to execute it, but I believe he has left the country—Bryant has absconded too.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I wrote your statement down a quarter of an hour afterwards, as soon as I had put you in the dock, and after you had gone out of my room—I never read it over to you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Williamson</hi>'s
<hi rend="italic">Defence.</hi> These cheques were handed to me all endorsed by Bryant; here are two which he endorsed in my presence; I have been made a tool of; the endorsements are not mine, they are Bryant's.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on account of his youth, and believing him to have been made a tool of.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-208-18910209 t18910209-208-punishment-28"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-209-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to two indictments for publishing false and defamatory libels, and withdrew his pleas of justification.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">, and </hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910209-210-offence-1 t18910209-name-174"/>George Henry Turner</persName>, and stealing four boxes and 200 cigars.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-175" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PEOCTOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">E</hi> 53). About 1.45 a.m. on 3rd February I was in Judd Street—I heard a breaking of glass, and saw three men running</p>
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<p>away—they turned down Compton Street; I ran after them, blowing my whistle—the prisoner was brought to me by a constable, the other two ran away—I went back to Judd Street, and saw that the plate-glass window of 63, Judd Street, a tobacconist's shop, was broken—there was no shutter—I saw some cigars had been taken from the window—the prisoner was taken to the station and charged; he said, "There were three of us; they had the
<hi rend="italic">smokes</hi>, and I ran with them"—
<hi rend="italic">smokes</hi> is a term for cigars.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you with any of the cigars—the other men were some distance in front of me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-176" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BONDE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">E</hi> 477). On this night I was in Hunter Street—I heard the smashing of glass about a quarter to two—I saw three men run to the corner of Compton Street—I gave chase, and apprehended the pri
<lb/>soner in Gray's Inn Road—I saw his face under a lamp at the corner of Compton Street, where he made a bit of a halt—somebody called, "Stop thief;" and he was stopped by a private person—I claimed him as soon as he fell to the ground—I said, "What aid you break that glass for?"—he said, "I did not break it"—I took him back to the other officer—at the station, in answer to the charge, he said he did not take the cigars, but he ran with the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you with the cigars—I saw you about forty yards from the broken window.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-177" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY TURNER</persName> </hi>, I live at 63, Judd Street, and am the prosecutor—I live on the top floor of these premises—on the night of 2nd February I left everything safe in my house at 11.20, and between one and two next morning I was aroused by the police—I found my window broken, and missed 200 cigars in four boxes, which I value at 37s.—these are two of the boxes—the cigars were inside the window; some close to the glass; they could be seen from outside; the boxes were open—the breakage of the window was about a yard square; a man could put his head and shoulders through.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-178" type="given" value="JOE"/>JOE WEBB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">E</hi> 117). On 3rd February, about two a.m., from infor
<lb/>mation received I went to Regent Square—I found in an enclosure about 150 yards from the broken window this cigar-box lying; on its side, with cigars scattered about—I gathered them together, and took them to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BONDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). The three men ran from Compton Street to Regent Square—the prisoner by himself ran down towards St. Peter's Church, where the other box was found, and down to the Gray's Inn Road—I am certain that one of the boxes was found where he only ran.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-180" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL DAY</persName> </hi>. At two o'clock a.m. on 3rd February I found this box of cigars in St. Peter's churchyard; the cigars were scattered all over the place—I collected them together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, said</hi> that two men whom he met in the lodging-house asked him to go with them and stand at the corner, and they would give him one shilling, as they had broken a window, and taken two boxes, and they wanted two others; that he went with them, and stood at the corner while each of the two men</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said he did not break the glass or touch the agars, but that he saw two men in the Tottenham Court Road, who asked him to go with them, and they would give him a shilling; that hi went; the men turned up a corner; that he heard a lot of running, and ran away.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Two witnesses spoke to the prisoner's good character.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910209-211-offence-1 t18910209-name-183"/>Frederick Franz</persName>, and stealing a chain and £1 7s. 9d.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WATTS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended King.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-184" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FRANZ</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Newcastle Street, Strand, and am a cook at the Savoy Hotel—about twenty minutes to twelve on the early mor
<lb/>ning of 20th January I left the Savoy Hotel, and went into the Cleopatra's Needle public house, Herbert Passage—I came out of there about ten minutes past twelve with a friend; a woman selling matches accosted us; my friend bought a box of matches, and said "Good-night" to me—I went round the corner; the woman followed me, and when I got to the corner of Beaufort Buildings I turned and gave her a penny to get rid of her—while giving her a penny I was attacked from behind by three men, one of whom was Thompson—they knocked me down and knelt on my chest, and Thompson tore my watch-chain away—I had on two watches, which I protected, and prevented them taking; he punched and kicked me, and the other two also punched me, and took £1 10s. in gold, 7s. 6d. silver, and 2d. out of my pocket—I don't see either of the other two men in Court—I called out "Police!" and policemen came up—the two men other than Thompson called out, "Look out, here is a
<hi rend="italic">copper</hi>" and then they made off—Thompson tried to get away, but I stuck to him till the constable came up and took him into custody—he was taken to the station and charged—I was a good deal hurt; I did not lie up, but I thought for a few days that the bridge of my nose was broken, it turned black, and was swollen; it is not broken—I did not have a doctor, I went to business next day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thompson.</hi> I had marks of violence on my face where you punched me on the bridge of my nose—you kicked me—you got off me to try and get away; I caught hold of you, and you kicked me; the kick did not hurt me—I detained you till the constable came—I did not say as you were coming out of a public-house, "I believe you are one of the men that has robbed me"—I did not strike you at the side of the head—I said you took the watch-chain and gave it to some-one else; you did not take my money—you would have treated me with more violence if I had let you—you made no attempt to move away, because two constables came up—I was not intoxicated.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I was robbed in the street leading to the Strand entrance of the Savoy Hotel—as soon as one man called out, "Here is a
<hi rend="italic">copper</hi>, "the two men ran, one of them towards the Strand—I was shown King among others, and failed to recognise him—I saw the man on my left hand side, but not the other one, for my head was twisted.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-185" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY GREENWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">E</hi> 99). About a quarter-past twelve on 20th</p>
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<p>January I was on duty in Carting Lane with another constable—I heard cries of "Murder!" and "Police!" from the direction of Herbert Passage—I ran there with the other constable, and saw the prosecutor lying on the ground, and the prisoner leaning over him—King and the other man were standing there—some one called out, "Look out, here is a
<hi rend="italic">copper</hi> "—I took the prisoner into custody—Xing and the other man ran away—on Saturday, 24th January, I went to Bow Street station, where I saw King, and identified him from among about eight others as one of the two men who ran away—I was present when he was charged—I have no doubt that he was one of the men; I knew him before—Thompson was searched; nothing relating to the charge was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thompson.</hi> You made no attempt to run away when I came up, because you had not the chance—you said at the Police
<lb/>station that the prosecutor assaulted you first when you were coming out of the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Herbert Passage is outside a public-house, and is one of the most brilliantly lighted spots in London; Carting Lane is not magnificently lit up—I was 80 or 100 yards from the place from which the cries came—I tried to run up without making a noise—the other constable was in uniform—we got within twenty or thirty yards before they could see us—the two men running off were not more than two seconds under my observation—I had seen King before—I did not let the other officer know that I knew King before—I gave a description of the two men before seeing King at the station; I gave no description of his complexion—this is the description I gave the same night: "First, age 25, height 5ft. 7 in. or 8 in., full round face, fair moustache; dress, dark clothes, long black overcoat, hard felt hat; the other, age 27, height 5 ft. 8 in., light moustache, hard felt hat, dark overcoat"—I had a good opportunity of seeing their faces—I am positive that the prisoner is one of the two men concerned in the robbery.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM AVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">E R</hi> 34). I was with Greenwood on this night—we heard cries of "Police!" and ran into Herbert Passage and Beaufort Buildings—I saw the prosecutor on the ground, and there were three men, of whom the prisoners are two—Thompson was standing over him, and he had hold of him by the throat, and was punching him in the face and kicking him in the stomach with the heel of his foot—the other two men ran away immediately on seeing us—Greenwood seized Thompson—I identify King as one of the two men who ran away; as I turned the corner he appeared to be rising from of the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Greenwood was in front of me—the two men were under our observation about a couple of seconds—I had not gone many yards up the court before they had gone—I swear King is one of the men; I have no doubt—I saw him brought into the station, and recognised him directly—I said at the Police-court, "King, to the best of my belief, is one of the two men," on account of the question asked me; I had no doubt about him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When Nichols brought King into the station I asked if it was for this charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-187" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED NICHOLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective L</hi>). I took King into custody on the 26th in the Hereford public-house, Cornwall Road—I said, "I shall take you into custody on suspicion of being concerned in a robbery that took place in the Strand on the night of the 19th inst. "—he said, "All right, sir,</p>
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<p>don't catch hold of me; I will go quiet "—on the way to the station he said, "This is what you get mixing up with bad
<hi rend="italic">pals;</hi> if I get out of this I will have nothing more to do with them"—Avis was in Bow Street Station when I took the prisoner in, and he asked me if I brought him in for a robbery in the Strand; I said, "Yes"—I was there when Green
<lb/>wood identified him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I had not spoken to Avis or Greenwood before I arrested King; I arrested him from what I saw in the information—King lives in my division; I know the address he gave—his father is a very respectable man; a painter and decorator, I believe—he lives about 300 yards from the Hereford public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-188" type="given" value="ISABEL"/>ISABEL DENVER</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Cornwall Arms, Cornwall Road, Stamford Street—I know King and his father; they live in the neighbourhood—my husband is ill in bed; I did not know about King being locked up till the father came and told my husband, on the Wednesday, I think—on the Monday evening, 19th January, I saw the prisoner King with a young woman, who is here to-day, in our private bar from five minutes to twelve till closing time, half-past twelve—the young woman came into my house last night with a shawl over her head as she had when she was with the prisoner, and I knew her directly—on the evening King and she came in I was speaking about needlework; we were very quiet that evening—the Strand is about a quarter of an hour's walk from our house I should think; you would go over Waterloo Bridge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think it was the Wednesday after King was taken that his father came—my husband went to see King at Holloway, and knew him well then; he could not call him to mind at first—a lady spoke to me about needlework on that Monday; I don't often speak about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My husband went to Holloway to make certain it was the prisoner; we know customers by sight, not by name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-name-189" type="given" value="NELLY"/>NELLY CLIFTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 39, Princes Street, Stamford Street—I know the prisoner—a young fellow told me he was locked up on Saturday—on the Monday before that Saturday, I met him at Murphy's in the Cornwall Road at half-past ten—we went to the York Hotel, and then to Denver's—we got there at five minutes to twelve, and stayed till half-past twelve—he was in my company all that time—when we came out we went to a coffee stall at the top of Stamford Street, and I was with him till half-past one—he was with me from half-past eleven till half-past one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was told on the Saturday that the robbery happened on that night—I am not in the habit of going about with young men to public-houses—I noticed the exact time we went to Denver's; I looked up and saw it was five minutes to twelve—we went into the end bar—I saw Mrs. Denyer there, and Mr. Denyer served us—a female was in the same bar, talking to Mrs. Denyer about some needlework.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I should know the time at half-past twelve, because they turned us out then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">in his defence said that he was in a public-house, when the prosecutor said he believed he was one of the men that had robbed him and struck him, and that then they fought, but that he knew nothing of the robbery.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910209-211-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910209-211-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-211-18910209 t18910209-211-punishment-32"/>Fifteen Months'Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910209-212-offence-1 t18910209-name-191"/>John Baldwin</persName>, eleven turkeys, and other goods from the same, and from other persons by false pretences, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSES</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. AVOEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted. During the evidence of the first witness the prisoner stated, in the hearing of the Jury, that he desired to withdraw his plea, and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEAD GUILTY</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">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="t18910209-213-offence-1 t18910209-name-193"/>Emily Smith</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOSES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, February</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Charles</hi>,</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910209-214-offence-1 t18910209-geo-2"/>Parish of St. Mary, Whitechapel</placeName>, unlawfully and corruptly did omit from the list of registered voters the name of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910209-214-offence-1 t18910209-name-195"/>Stanley Mockett</persName>, knowing him to be a duly qualified elector; in
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> he was charged with inserting in the said list the names of persons not qualified; and in
<hi rend="italic">Two Other Counts</hi> for attempting to prevent the course of justice.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ASQUITH</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARNOLD WHITE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Defence</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ASQUITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">moved to quash the indictment, on the ground that it disclosed no indictable offence. The duty of preparing the register of voters was cast upon overseers by the Reform Act of</hi> 1832, 2
<hi rend="italic">nd William
<hi rend="largeCaps">IV</hi>., c.</hi> 45,
<hi rend="italic">and sections</hi> 37
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 57