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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>SAVORY, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SEVENTH SESSION, HELD MAY 4TH, 1891.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>VOL. CXIV.</p>
<p>SESSIONS VII. TO XII.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 4th, 1891, and following days.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-3" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD LEVIN"/>ARCHIBALD LEVIN SMITH</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., Recorder of the said City;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-8" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">AUGUSTUS HENRY GLOSSOP HARRIS</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAVORY, MAYOR. SEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TORR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">jemmy,</hi> the two kitchen doors and the bedroom door broken open, and everything in confusion—some boxes on the top of the drawers were turned out and put under the bed—I missed five brooches, four earrings, two jet bracelets and a razor—some of the property is here, the jet bracelet and the razor—the value of the things lost is about £4.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi> 115). I met the last witness and 479 on this morning; they made a communication to me, and we all three ran after the prisoners; they were running—I got up to them in John's Place—I saw Wilkinson throw this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> under a barrow—when I took him into custody he struggled very violently—in going to the station he dropped this cameo brooch; I searched him, and found on him ten shillings in silver, twopence in bronze, this bracelet, and a knife.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wilkinson.</hi> I saw you pull the brooch out of your pocket, and as it fell it touched my foot.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi> 108). I saw the prisoners running, and joined in the chase; they were then in John's Place, just close to where they were taken I picked up two brooches, two lockets, and a jet earring—I believe Wilkinson threw them away, Davis was running with him, side by side—I took Davis into custody; I searched him at the station; I found on him this razor, a knife, and nine shillings in silver—Mr. Wake
<lb/>field has identified the razor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners, in their defence, stated that the articles in question were given to them by a man named Jackson, whom they met.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-25" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TARLING</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Hill, pawnbrokers, 315. Gray's Inn Road—on Saturday, 18th April, about half-past two in the afternoon, the prisoner came to the shop and presented this half ticket; it has on it the name of Alfred Burnett—it is a ticket for a watch and chain, pawned with us for 12s. on 5th March—I do not recognise anyone as having pawned it—on 7th March the police brought the prosecutrix, who identified the watch, and it was given up to her—the prisoner merely handed me the ticket and said, "I want to redeem it"—I had previously received a list from the police; I at once examined the list, and identified this particular watch—I said to the prisoner, "What kind of a watch is it?"—he said, "A small ladies' watch, with a hole in the centre, and with the initials J. J. B.—the initials on the back are J. S. B.—I detained him for about twenty minutes and communicated with the police; I told the police what had passed, and he was taken to Hunter Street Police-station—before the police came the prisoner said that the ticket was sent him on the previous day by his wife's brother, who had pawned it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the Police-court, "Immediately I asked for information he gave it to me"—I also said, "The initials were very nearly right; I took no note of the conversation"—he said, "The man from whom I got it said to me 'they are my wife's initials. '"</p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-26" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES THOMAS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">G</hi> 186). About 2.20 on Saturday, 18th April, I was called to Mr. Hill's shop; Mr. Tarling had a conversation with me as to what had passed between him and the prisoner, and I told the prisoner I must take him to the station—as soon as I got him outside the shop he made a rush to get away from me, another constable came up, and we took him to the station—we communicated with the City police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-27" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BRYAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 5th March I received information of the robbery at the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel; I took the particulars, and sent a list of articles to different pawnbrokers, among others to Mr. Hill—on 7th March I took Miss Bailey to Hill's, and she there identified the watch and chain; I allowed her to take it away; 12s., the amount it was pledged for, was paid—on 18th April, in consequence of a request from Hunter Street Station, I went there and saw the prisoner and the half ticket—I said, to him, "Where did you get the ticket that you tendered to the pawnbroker in Gray's Inn Road?"—he said, "I bought it from a man called George, outside the Angel public-house in Marylebone, kept by Mr. Cates"—I said, "Where does George live?"—he said, "I don't know, but he is a friend of mine"—I said, "You must come to the City with me"—on the road I asked him his name; he said, "George McCormick"—I said, "You will be charged with stealing, about six weeks ago from the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, Salisbury Square, a watch and chain and some clothing, value about £10, belonging to two servants employed there"—he said, "Where is the Salisbury?"—that was all he said as to this charge—I had a conversation with him as to other matters—a hat was found in Salisbury Square, with a name in it, it is not here; it was forgotten, it is sent for—Miss Bailey saw the prisoner, but could not identify him—I found on him £4 in gold and some silver and copper, and he was carrying this umbrella.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The hat was not found at the Duke of Edinburgh, it has nothing to do with this case—the hall porter at the Duke of Edinburgh came to Bridewell Station, but could not identify the prisoner.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-387-offence-1 t18910504-name-29"/>Herbert Ashton Walker</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">After the case had commenced the prisoner stated that he was</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">upon, which the
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi> found that verdict.</hi> He
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-387-offence-2 t18910504-name-30"/>Thomas Bartins</persName>, in a dwelling-house called the Salisbury Hotel;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a previous conviction at Liverpool on 8th July, 1889, in the name of George Victor.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Other convictions were also proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector Atkins stated that great assistance had been rendered by Mr. Tarling, not only in this case, but in others, and the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">commended him for his conduct.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-32" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FLEMMING</persName> </hi>. I keep the Ratcliff Arms, Fulham Road—on April 11th, about eight p.m., my barmaid called my attention to a bad florin, and to the prisoner—I said, "What do you mean by giving this bad two-shilling-piece?"—he said, "It is not bad"—I said, "I will soon show you whether it is bad or not," put it into the flap of the counter, broke it in half, and asked him to pay for the gin; after a little while he gave me a sixpence, and I gave him fourpence change, and in his hand I saw another florin, which I took from his hand—he had not tendered it—I said, "This is bad also; have you any more of these about you?"—he said, "I don't know what you mean"—I cut that in half the same way, and said, "Where do you live?"—he said nothing—he appeared stupidly drunk; he laid on the counter like this—I sent for the police, and gave him in custody—he was taken into the omnibus room, where he gave the constable an address at Brighton—I asked him where he got them; he said that was no business of mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> At first you denied giving the coin to the barmaid, and then you said it was not bad—you need not have shown me the second coin at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-33" type="given" value="LILY"/>LILY MEARS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Ratcliff Arms—on 11th April, at a little before eight p.m., the prisoner came in; he was quite sober—he called for two of gin, drank it, and gave me a bad florin—I called Mr. Flemming, who called the prisoner's attention to it; he said he did not know anything about it, and paid with a good sixpence, and I gave him fourpence change, which he put in his pocket, and Mr. Flemming took a florin from him, and asked him where he had them from; he only laughed—he came in sober, and I saw no change in his demeanour, but he was rolling about; I was not there when the constable came.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew the coin was bad, because it was light.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ADAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">B</hi> 212). I was called to the Ratcliff Arms, and the prisoner was given into my custody for uttering a bad florin; he made no answer—he had been drinking, but he was not drunk—I asked his name and address; he said, Joseph Griffin, 16, Beaconsfield Road, Brighton—I found four pennies on him—he gave his name to the Inspector at the station, "Joseph West," and afterwards "Griffin"—he said nothing at the station or at the public-house about the coins having come into his possession in the way he described at the Police-court—he walked to the station, and did not stagger.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not tell you at the Police-court that the Inspector said he had a good mind to lock you up for being drunk and incapable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to H. M. Mint—these two florins are counterfeit, and from different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, stated that he got the florins from two young men to whom he sold some scarf pins at</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">each; that he was drunk at the time, and had no idea that the coins were bad.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT HAWES</hi> (43)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-389-offence-1 t18910504-name-37"/>Emily Trimby</persName>, his wife being alive.—</rs>
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<p>390.
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<interp inst="t18910504-390-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing while employed in the Post Office a post letter, the property of
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LE RICHE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-40" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Confidential Inquiry office, General Post Office—the prisoner was employed as a second-class sorter for some months—on 2nd April, about 10.30, he was brought to me—I produced ninety-three letters and twelve postcards which had been duly stamped, and were going through the post—I said, "You were seen this morning with your hat and coat on in the Inland branch; you were watched and seen to take bundles of letters and place them in your pockets; you were afterwards searched by a constable, and these letters were found on you; what have you to say?"—he said, "I was going to take them downstairs into the kitchen "—I said, "What were you going to do with them?"—he said, "I was going to look over them; I was going to open one or two of them to see the contents; I wanted to see if there was anything of value in them; I was going to steal some of them. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This kitchen is open to the sorters; it is not a place where a man would be observed—he had not been drinking heavily, in my opinion, the night previous; he was right when I saw him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-41" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM FREDERICK WEST"/>WILLIAM FREDERICK WEST TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a first-class sorter at the General Post Office—on April 2nd I was on duty; passing along a gallery I saw the prisoner take some bundles out of a basket and walk along and take some letters out of another basket, and put them in his pockets—they had been sorted to go by the early mail to the Continent—I left a man in my place, and went downstairs and saw him move away as if to go out of the building—I told him I should arrest him for stealing; he made no reply—he was not drunk or dazed, but he was taken aback—it is a postman's duty to remove his overcoat when he comes in—there was nobody there but himself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-42" type="surname" value="HORNSBY"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-42" type="given" value="JOSEPH THOMAS"/>JOSEPH THOMAS HORNSBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I was on duty at the General Post Office about 3.10, and the prisoner was given into my cus
<lb/>tody; I found six bundles of letters in his overcoat—I took him to Snow Hill Station—he did not smell of liquor, and was not the least the worse for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-43" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-43" type="surname" value="NEWLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM ANTHONY"/>WILLIAM ANTHONY NEWLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Constable G.P.O.</hi>). On 18th April, about 6.30 a.m., I received two letters from Turner, and a lot more—one of them was opened; that was addressed to Miss Diplock, of Brighton—nothing was in it but an ordinary letter—the prisoner did not seem to be suffering from liquor—I charged him; he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-44" type="witnessName">
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<p>worse—I had him in bed for three days once after an epileptic fit—he was not capable of performing his duties.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never found him labouring under any delusion—I am not prepared to say that he does not know right from wrong, or that he did not know the nature of the acts he was doing, but he was uncon
<lb/>scious that he was doing wrong in taking these letters down to the kitchen—he knew he was moving letters—he has owned to me that he has taken drink sometimes when he felt a fit coming on—when he said, "I intended to steal some of them," I do not think he knew what he was saying.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I speak about a delusion as something different from not knowing what he was doing; I do not think he knew the full significance of what he was doing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-45" type="surname" value="HAVER"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAVER</persName> </hi>. I am a zinc worker, of Shepherd's Bush—I have known the prisoner three years, and lodged in the same house with him eighteen months—I do not know that he has been subject to epileptic fits, but he was sometimes as if he had been drinking when he had had no drink, and he seemed not to know what he was doing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-46" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-46" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a furniture porter, of 25, Providence Place, Shepherd's Bush—on 17th April, about 11.15 p.m., I had some drink with the prisoner—he was drunk when I saw him at the first onset.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He could not walk properly; I gave him a small soda because I thought he was drunk—he had been at the Mail Coach, but drank nothing there; he caught hold of a pot and put it down again—I saw him drinking at 9.30—he ordered it; he was a little better then than he was afterwards—he called for four ale, and paid for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-47" type="surname" value="WATTS"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WATTS</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Vere Street Post Office—on April 17th I was engaged as night porter there—the prisoner has been employed as sorter there for two years—about 11.45 that night he rang the porter's bell and I answered the door—he was drunk—he asked me to allow him to stop in the Post Office, which was contrary to rule, and I refused—he went away, and said he was going home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He could hardly stand upright—I doubt that he could have walked from Shepherd's Bush.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-48" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He imagines something to have taken place which has not taken place; he has came and told me that his father and mother were dying when they were not.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-49" type="given" value="ALBERT HOWS"/>ALBERT HOWS WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and Brighton Railway Company, and am the prisoner's brother—during the last two years he has suffered from epileptic fits, and so have I in times past, but I have grown out of them—my maternal grandmother died in an asylum—after these fits I was totally unconscious of what I said or did for some days—after the prisoner has had alcohol he is unconscious of what he says or does—my father and mother are still alive—the prisoner had to pay thirty shillings for smashing a perambulator while he was in one of those fits—he said that he was told he did it, but he had no recollection</p>
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<p>of it—I took him to live with me to look after him—when he has this pain in his head it is a symptom that the fits are coming on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen him and conversed with him since this charge—he seems sensible—he did not know we were getting up this defence—I do not know that the effect of it will be that he will be detained in a lunatic asylum for life; that has not been brought to his knowledge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">S. W. OWEN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It is possible that the prisoner did not know whether he was doing right or wrong—I am not prepared to swear that he must have been unconscious of the nature of the act, but I think it most probable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. F. W. TURNER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>). I was not always in that gallery, only occasionally—the prisoner would not know that I caught sight of him; I was on duty, but I was not overlooking him, I was merely walking from one place to another, not on duty like a policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Smith.</hi> </p>
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<p>391.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HOPKINS</hi> (58)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-391-offence-1 t18910504-name-51"/>William Ward</persName>, with intent to murder.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WARD</persName> </hi>. I am a carver and gilder, of 12, Bradstock Road, South Hackney—the prisoner is my uncle, and lived in the same house—about one in the early morning of 7th April I heard a disturbance in the room occupied by my uncle, George Hopkins, who is an invalid, and was in bed—there are three rooms on the first floor; his room was the middle one—I went up, and in that room I found the prisoner and a woman named Martha Arnold, who had no business there; they were annoying my uncle—I said, "Let him alone; give him a chance;" and I said, "If you don't go out of the room I will put you out"—the prisoner said, "I will give you a chance," and he went out of the room, went upstairs, and got this razor or knife, and came back with it; it is what is called a weaver's knife; it is very sharp; sharp enough to shave with—he struck me about the head and neck with it—he hit me twice in the head and knocked me down, and then in the neck—I don't know what he was saying—my mother came in and got him away from me; a policeman was fetched, and he was taken to the station—he was net drunk or sober; he had had a drop, the same as I had, but I knew what I was doing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I had been drinking with you that day—I can take drink as well as anybody else—I pushed Martha Arnold out of the room; she fell down—I don't think I kicked her; I am sure I did not—I was in the house to protect my mother against you—you have threatened her life—you hit your brother when he was in bed, and you went away for ten days and took half a sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-53" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN WARD</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness; I live in the same</p>
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<p>house—on this night I was in my own room adjoining my brother's; the prisoner brought the woman Arnold into my brother George's bedroom; they got quarrelling with him; I heard the noise and went into the room; the prisoner and Arnold were quarrelling with my old brother—my son came up and told Arnold to leave the room; she would not go; my son endeavoured to push her against the wall—she went out then; she made a slip; she did not fall; she fell to the ground—my son said, "Give him a chance," meaning my brother—the prisoner said, "I will give
<hi rend="italic">you</hi> a chance," and he went upstairs and got this weapon out of the cupboard on the landing, returned with it, and began cutting my son about with it—I interfered, and wrenched it from him, and ran downstairs, and halloaed out for police; a constable was close by, and he came in—the prisoner was not drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-54" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">J</hi> 384). At one in the morning of 7th April I was called to this house; I went up to the back bedroom, first floor, and there saw the prisoner and prosecutor—the prisoner said, "I will murder him"—I took him to the station—this knife was handed to me by Mrs. Ward.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-55" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COLLETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector J</hi>). On the morning of 7th April, about one, the prisoner was brought to the station—on my entering the charge, he said, "I am sorry he is not dead and I was going to be hung to
<lb/>morrow for it"—I cautioned him, when he continued, addressing the injured man, "You ain't got so much as I thought you had, I will settle you; you are twenty years younger than me; you struck me and challenged me to fight"—after the prosecutor was taken to the infirmary the prisoner said to Mrs. Ward, "If I get two years for it I will give him and you worse than he has got this time; I will use a b----belt for both of you, I am sorry his head is not off his shoulders; this is only a start on him; if I get two years I will finish him when I come out; I said I would murder him, I will murder your son, God blind me I will murder the lot of you"—he was very excited, and had evidently been drinking, but I should say he was not drunk; I sent for the divisional surgeon, and the prosecutor's wounds were dressed at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-56" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TURTLE</persName> </hi> (M.D.) I am divisional surgeon to the J Division of Police at Hackney—about half-past one in the morning of 7th April I was called to Victoria Park Station, where I saw the prosecutor; he was suffering from wounds, one incised wound on the right side of the neck three and a half inches long, extending half an inch from the jaw, and a quarter of an inch deep; another incised wound two inches long, half an inch deep, extending across the neck below the preceding one; a super
<lb/>ficial incised wound one inch long and two and a half inches above the right ear—on the left side of the head an incised wound of the scalp half an inch from the fore part of the left ear, and upwards and backwards three inches; the hemorrhage from this was considerable, a small artery being divided; another incised wound two and a quarter inches above the left eyebrow, extending backwards two inches; another one running into that half an inch backwards and upwards; the two middle fingers of the right hand and one on the left were cut across—I stitched the wounds and sent him to the infirmary; they were caused by such a knife as this.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18910504-391-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-391-18910504 t18910504-391-punishment-5"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>392.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WILLIAM LEE</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18910504-392-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-392-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Feloniously carnally knowing
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-392-offence-1 t18910504-name-58"/>Alice Hayes</persName>, a girl under the age of thirteen, viz., nine years.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910504-392-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-392-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-392-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>393.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN JONES</hi> (43)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED GODDARD</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18910504-393-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-393-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlawfully committing acts of gross indecency with
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-393-offence-1 t18910504-name-61"/>Charles Jefferson</persName>, and other persons.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910504-393-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-393-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-393-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-393-18910504 t18910504-393-punishment-6"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twenty Months' Hard. Labour Each.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>394.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NORRIS FOWLER WILLATT</hi> (35)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-394-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-394-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18910504-394-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-394-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-394-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to two indictments for feloniously forging and uttering cheques for £5 and £3 with intent to defraud. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<p>395.
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<interp inst="t18910504-395-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, To unlawfully obtaining certain books by false pretences, with intent to defraud.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>And</p> </div1>
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<p>(396).
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN PREEDY</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18910504-397-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-69" type="surname" value="WHYLAND"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-397-offence-1 t18910504-name-69"/>Calvin Arthur Whyland</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Green and Dunn, and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Holborough.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-70" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-70" type="surname" value="WHYLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-70" type="given" value="CALVIN ARTHUR"/>CALVIN ARTHUR WHYLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a commission merchant, of Chicago, and am staying at the Hotel Metropole—on 24th April I went to the British Museum, and was looking at the sculpture, and saw the prisoner Green there, who gave his name as McEvoy, an American gentleman—we engaged in conversation; he said, "I have been here before, but did not see much of London; I will take you to the nicest restaurant in London, the Holborn"—we had some refreshment there, and made an arrangement to meet there next day—next day, at eleven o'clock, I met Green at the Holborn, and he took me to Hyde Park, and showed me the Albert Memorial and Kensington Palace; we then. went to a restaurant about two o'clock, and sat down at a table, and Dunn came in and sat at the same table and said, "You are American gentlemen?"—I said, "Yes"—he and Green did not seem to know each other—Dunn's language sounded like broken Irish—he said, "Won't you have a drink with me?"—I said I did not care for anything; but he insisted, and the waiter brought something—I said to Green, "This man is under the influence of liquor"—Dunn produced a slip of paper and said he had a lot of money with him, and he had £1,700 due at the Bank of England—I suggested to Green that he had better show the gentleman to his hotel—he produced what looked like Bank of England notes; we put him into a cab to go to his hotel, but he insisted on going with us—we went to the Underground Railway Station, and told him when he got out to go to his hotel, but he would not have that, he said, "I will go as soon as I have had my dinner"—he produced this slip of</p>
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<p>a newspaper, and said that it referred to him—we went to a restaurant, and he insisted on paying for the dinner, as he had plenty of money—I said, "No," and put my hand in my pocket and took out some notes—Green said, "You do not sup
<lb/>pose we travel without money?" and produced a draft for £830; he also had plenty of money—Dunn said, "No, I will pay for the dinner," which he did, and Green went out for five or six minutes, and came back and said, "The music is full, you will have to go there to-morrow," and said he would take us where we could have some oysters—we went to several places and had refreshment, and to a bakery and had some coffee, and Dunn said to Green, "You know me very well; would you be afraid to trust me with £100, and go out at the door and get a cigar in company with this gentleman?" referring to me—Green looked at me and said, "No," and passed to Dunn what appeared to be £100 in Bank of England notes—Dunn and I went outside to a cigar store, and Dunn said, "He is not afraid to trust us"—I said, "No, he is an American gentle
<lb/>man; I met him yesterday at the British Museum"—Dunn bought a cigar, and we went back and gave Green his money and a cigar, and then Dunn said, "Would you be afraid to trust me with £100, and go out with this gentleman?" Green—I said, "I have not got £100, but I am not afraid to trust you with £100," and I took my American notes, my gold watch and chain, five £5 Bank of England notes, forty-five dollars, and a diamond masonic locket, and said, "There is £100 and more," and handed them to Dunn, who went in the name of Moran—he put them in his pocket, and he and Green went out at the door; they were hardly out of my sight when the officer Travers called me out, and I found the three prisoners in the hands of the police—I had not seen Holborough before—I went with them to the station, where they were searched, and I identified the whole of my property (
<hi rend="italic">The newspaper extract stated that</hi> £40,000
<hi rend="italic">had been bequeathed to Michael J. Moran</hi>). I understood that Dunn was Moran.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I did not see Dunn on the Thursday; he did not say that he had business transactions with a firm in Chicago,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. None of my property was found on Holborough; Green showed me a draft for £820, and some paper money, before he went out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have never trusted anybody before who I fell in with, with £100, and I will not do so again. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here stated that he could not resist a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-397-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">against Green and Dunn.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-71" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TRAVERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective F</hi>). On 25th April, about two p.m., I saw Mr. Whyland with Green and Dunn—Holborough was following them—they went into a refreshment-room at Gloucester Road Railway Station, and Holborough remained outside—I went into the bar, and saw Dunn pull out some paper, saying that he was an Irish boy, and had come into some money—Holborough then came in and had a glass of ale—they came out and walked towards South Kensington Station, Hol
<lb/>borough following them at a short distance; they went into the refreshment bar there—Holborough waited outside, and I saw him looking through the glass door—Green then came out and spoke to Holborough, and they walked out of the station towards Exhibition Road, and Holborough handed some paper to Green—I went back to the railway station, and about ten minutes afterwards Green and Holborough came back together;</p>
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<p>Green went into the refreshment bar, and joined Dunn and the prosecu
<lb/>tor, and then Holborough went in—soon after that Dunn and Green left, and Holborough followed them to the Brompton Road, where they went into the Bell and Hornspublic-house; Holborough remained outside—I went in and spoke to the barman, and Green, Dunn, and the prosecutor left together—Holborough followed them; he had been in the same compartment—the three went into a confectioner's shop, and Holborough remained outside—presently the prosecutor and Dunn came out arm-in-arm, and walked towards St. George's Hospital, and into a tobacconist's shop, and then returned to the confectioner's—Holborough then went inside, and shortly afterwards Dunn and Green came out laughing—Holborough joined them, and they all walked to a cab standing in William Street; Holborough got in the cab—I seized Dunn and Green—Holborough dodged round the cab to the off-side and ran away—I had given information to other officers, who followed him—Dunn said, "It is all right, I have got it all in my pocket"—I went back and fetched the prosecutor, and they were all taken to the station—Green pointed to Dunn and said, "He has got it all"—Holborough said, "I don't see how you can connect me with the charge; there is nothing to connect me with them"—I found on him 3 1/2 napoleons, 11 1/2 francs in silver, tenpence, two postage stamps, a pocket-book, a knife, and an umbrella; and on Green nine Bank of Engraving notes, £1 in gold, and 2s. 6d. in silver—I did not search Dunn.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I was in plain clothes—this is the first time Holborough has been arrested, to my knowledge; I know of no convictions against him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Holborough ran away directly I put my hands on the other men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-72" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-72" type="surname" value="FRASER"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-72" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FRASER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">BR</hi> 32). Travers spoke to me about half an hour before the arrest, and I was on the look-out—I saw Green and Dunn come out of the confectioner's shop, join Holborough, and walk to a cab—Holborough was a little in front of the others—I got in front of the horse's head, and Holborough saw me and ran out of William Street as fast as he could, into the High Road—I ran after him and caught him—he appeared to be running for an omnibus—he said, "What do you want me for? I have nothing to do with these men"—I said, "You will have to come back, anyhow. "</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GREEN</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">DUNN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.**—
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions, Green at Marlborough Street on May</hi> 31,1886,
<hi rend="italic">and Dunn at Bow Street in December,</hi> 1888.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18910504-397-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-397-18910504 t18910504-397-punishment-10"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour Each</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOLBOROUGH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>him and took it to a chemist, who took a sample, and said he could not pay for it then, and asked me to let it stand for a day—the prisoner had no authority to receive payment, or to give a receipt; I paid him before we went to the chemises—the endorsement to this cheque is not my writing, nor written by my authority—he has not accounted to me for the £3 15s.—I never saw him again till he was in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-75" type="given" value="THOMAS WEST"/>THOMAS WEST CARNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale druggist, of 14, Laurence Pountney Lane—this oil was brought to me on 31st March, and the next day the prisoner came and said he came from Captain Crimp, and asked for the money—I gave him this cheque. (
<hi rend="italic">For</hi> £3 15s.,
<hi rend="italic">in favour of Captain Crimp</hi>)—he wrote this receipt in my presence—next day I saw Captain Crimp, and stopped the cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You asked me to make it an open cheque, and I refused.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-76" type="surname" value="WASTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-76" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WASTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a commission merchant, of 424, Old Kent Road—on April 1st I called at Mr. Carney's office, and saw him give the prisoner this cheque—I knew the prisoner, and went outside with him—he owed me ten shillings, and I said, "What about that little account you owe me?"—he said, "I have a small cheque crossed; I will get it cashed and pay you"—I concluded that he had a right to deal with it—he went to two or three places with me and tried to get it cashed, but came out and said he could not—I said, "I cannot waste any more time, give me the cheque and I will get it cashed"—I gave it to one of my customers, who cashed it, and I gave the prisoner £3 5s., deducting the ten shillings he owed me—he gave me this receipt—I am the loser.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear you ask Mr. Carney to make the cheque open—I did not say I would give you in custody if you did not pay me—knowing whose cheque it was, I never opened it till I handed it to my customer, and did not know who it was made out to—I did not coerce you into signing it—you went into a post-office, but I did not see you write.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-77" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-77" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 11th April, about one o'clock, I saw the prisoner and Wastin—I asked the prisoner if his name was Winter—he said, "Yes"—I asked him if he had sold the oil for Captain Crimp; he said, "Yes"—I said, "Did you get the money?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Did you sign this cheque?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "You must go to the station"—he said, "Very well; I don't wish to give you any trouble"—when the charge was read over to him, he said, "I should not have done it if it had not been for the coercion of that man," pointing to Wastin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that when he received the cheque he intended to take it to Captain Crimp, but that Wastin insisted upon his en
<lb/>dorsing it, though he told him it belonged to Captain Crimp, and threatened to give him in custody if he did not pay him the</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">and went with him into Mark Lane Post Office, and saw him endorse the cheque; and that Wastin then cashed it, and gave him</hi> £3 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-82" type="witnessName">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-83" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD NEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). I received a description from Mahoney, and on April 14th at five p.m. I took Pitcher in Derry Street—I told him the charge—he said, "I do not know anything about it"—he was placed with eleven others at the station, and Mahoney identified him.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PITCHER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell in October,</hi> 1888.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18910504-400-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-400-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Unlawfully wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-400-offence-1 t18910504-name-85"/>Teresa Harrison</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Upon the evidence of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES MORGAN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">divisional surgeon, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. GILBERT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">surgeon of the Gaol of Newgate, the</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found the prisoner guilty of the act, but not responsible.—To be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>401.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-401-offence-1 t18910504-name-87"/>Mary Ann Griggs</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910504-401-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES GIMSON</hi> (63)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-402-offence-1 t18910504-name-89"/>Mary Wilson</persName> during the lifetime of his wife.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-90" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CRANE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Crane, a grocer, of Sparrow Hill, Loughborough—my maiden name was Harvey—I was a sister of the late Ann Gimson, who was married to the prisoner on 10th April, 1851, in my presence—she was then a widow named Dewberry—they lived for 19 years at Loughborough, and there were five children of the marriage, and then in 1870 the prisoner went to America—after that my sister worked for her living as a dressmaker and taking lodgers—the prisoner sent her something for about two years; I don't know what; she had one daughter at home, and the boys were apprenticed, one was at Loughborough, and one at Leicester, and one at school—in 1879 the prisoner came to England, and was with his wife a few weeks; I saw him—he sent money to her down to 1872, and he ceased doing so after that</p>
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<p>day—I saw him in 1884, but not to speak to—in 1884 my sister died—the prisoner was then in Loughborough—there were no divorce proceed
<lb/>ings between them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Before he went to America he was well-to-do; he was a manufacturing hosier, with his father; in 1868 or 1869 the firm was practically ruined, and he went to America to try and retrieve his fortune.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-91" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WILSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 290, Dalston Lane, Hackney—I was born at Nottingham—about twenty-three years ago, I think, I went to America; I never naturalised there—I first met the prisoner in 1871, in New Brunswick, New Jersey—he told me he had been married, and had divorced his wife—I was married to him at Trenton, New Jersey, on 19th February, 1872, at the house of the Minister of the First Baptist Church, Trenton, where the prisoner was in the habit of attending—the Minister gave him this certificate, and he handed it to me at the time—a lady was present, and my husband asked if she should sign the certificate, and the Minister said, "I have signed it, that is sufficient," and so there is no witness's name—I lived with the prisoner till 24th January last—on 1st May, 1881, we arrived back in England—I knew nothing of his wife in Loughborough—in 1886 I took divorce proceedings against him, because he seduced my servant girl, and I found he was keeping a woman—I filed my petition—he answered it—he never denied that a valid marriage had taken place between us at Trenton—I proceeded with the divorce till the prisoner wrote me some letters, and got a friend to intercede on his behalf to get me back, because he said if I went on with the proceedings he should go back to America, and not face it—these are some of the letters I received after the pro
<lb/>ceedings had commenced; he wrote more, but he burnt them when I returned to him. (
<hi rend="italic">One letter addressed her as his dear wife, and said he would call the next evening, and she must be ready to come home with him as his wife, and that she ought to have more confidence and trust in one she had sworn to love</hi>)—I lived with him again till he left me on 24th January this year—I have by him two sons living and two children who have died—for a short time after he left me he provided me with half means—I first learnt on 11th April this year that his wife had not been divorced; I then went down to Loughborough and made inquiries, having heard some
<lb/>thing—I then took these proceedings—I have been present and seen other marriages take place in America in the same way as mine; I cannot say if witnesses have signed in other cases—I have had a brother married.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> 11th April this year was not the first time I knew the prisoner was a married man when he went through the ceremony with me; I knew he was married when I married him, but I believed he was divorced—I did not know that his wife was living, and that there had been no divorce—I knew Louis Wright Atkin in New Brunswick through my husband—he never told me that I was going to marry a man who was married and not divorced, and that I should be committing bigamy—he is here now, I know—I went to work at the Norfolk and New Brunswick Hosiery Company, where also the prisoner and Atkin were employed—the prisoner was manager—I did not live with the prisoner before I married him—he professed it was a marriage of love—I heard of the death of his wife, from whom he said he was divorced, in 1884; he told me Edwin's mother was dead; he never called her his wife—Edwin was one of his sons, I did not know</p>
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<p>him—I never made inquiry as to whether he had been divorced or not—I am Nottingham born and bred, that is about fifteen miles from where the prisoner was married—I knew nothing of him before I went to America—he never spoke of his wife under any other name than Edwin's or Jane Ann's mother—I don't know if he was in the habit of sending money to England after our marriage, I never sent any for him to his wife; he never asked me to send any for him—when he left me on 24th January we were living at 290, Dalston Lane; a house at a rental of about £30 or £40, I think—it was furnished from top to bottom—I have since sold some of the furniture, not all; there is enough left for two or three rooms, I think—I sold it to prosecute and find out about my villainous husband's character—I ultimately gave him into custody at the Aquarium; I saw him outside, walking about the lobby—I don't know if he has a stall there—I did not break his ribs or injure him on 24th January; there was no fight between us—he came in intoxicated, and went to strike my boy, and I went between them and got the blow between my shoulders—I might have touched him, but I did not injure him—I am still living at 290, Dalston Lane.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Until 11th April I never knew that his wife had not been divorced.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was not sufficient evidence of the second marriage, as, in addition to the fact that the certificate was not signed by any witness, there was no proof that the ceremony was according to the regular and recognised legal form of the country in which it took place</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Fanning, Law Reports, Crown Cases Reserved; Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Allen; Burt</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Burt, Probate Division,</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">Law Journal; Stephen's Digest</hi>).
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">in reply, cited Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Patrick Griffin,</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">Cox</hi> 308;
<hi rend="italic">K.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Inhabitants of Brampton,</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">East</hi> 282;
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Fymonsto,</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">Carrington and Curwen. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">after consulting the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">ruled that there was evidence to go to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-402-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>403.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT HAWES</hi> (43)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-403-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>to feloniously marry
<lb/>ing
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-403-offence-1 t18910504-name-93"/>Emily Trimby</persName>, his wife being alive—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-403-18910504 t18910504-403-punishment-14"/>Two Bays' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>404.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HOLT</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18910504-404-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>,** to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-404-offence-1 t18910504-name-95"/>Caleb Charles Galloway</persName>, and stealing knives and other articles—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>405.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE COOK</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18910504-405-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-405-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>, to unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18910504-405-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Days' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>406.
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<interp inst="t18910504-406-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-406-18910504 t18910504-406-punishment-17"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>(407)
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<rs id="t18910504-24-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-24-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-24-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-99" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-24-offence-1 t18910504-name-99"/>Edward Barolini</persName>, and stealing two coats and other articles;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a conviction of felony in March, 1891, at Chelmsford—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18910504-24-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-24-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18910504-24-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-24-18910504 t18910504-24-punishment-18"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Smith.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-408-offence-1 t18910504-name-102"/>Nellie Maud Baskett</persName>, to have carnal connection with him.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-408-18910504 t18910504-408-punishment-19"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>409.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAUL TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-105" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DOWLING</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Shaftesbury Place, Aldersgate Street—the deceased, James Joseph Dowling, was my brother—he was about thirty years of age, and was a cab-driver, and, as far as I know, was an absolute stranger to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY STOKES</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Maria Street, Kingsland Road—I keep a fish stall—on Monday evening, 13th April, about a quarter-past six, I was at my stall outside the Green Gate public-house—the prisoner came up to my stall and had some oysters; he was alone—while he was eating them the deceased came up to the stall—he asked the prisoner if he could have one of the oysters—the prisoner said, "Yes, certainly," and he took one of the oysters and ate it—the prisoner then asked him to go into the public-house and have a glass of ale; the prisoner went in, and I followed him, and the deceased followed behind me, and said, "Make it three "—I ordered my own glass; I can't say who ordered the other two; I drank my glass and went back to my stall—when I had been there eight or ten minutes I saw the deceased running out of the public-house; he came against me—I looked and saw the prisoner at the door of the public-house—he had a revolver in his hand, and I saw him fire in the direction of the deceased; the bullet passed by me and struck the stall—the deceased went towards the wall—the prisoner came into the road, and the deceased went towards him calling out "Police!"—when he got about a yard and half from him, the prisoner fired a second shot at him, and he fell back, and as he fell Everett caught the prisoner by the arms; a policeman came up at that instant and took the revolver from the prisoner—I noticed that the prisoner looked very strange about the eyes; that attracted my attention—as far as I saw there was no quarrel between the prisoner and the deceased; I saw no bother whatever.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen them in company before—the deceased came into the house after me, and he was there when I came out; I left immediately after taking my ale—there was no quarrel or angry words between them that I saw.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-107" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EVERETT</persName> </hi>. I am a coachsmith, and live in Graham Street, City Road; I was in the Green Gate public-house the night this occurred, a few minutes past six—I saw the prisoner in the same compartment—I heard him call for a bovril, and he had a cigar, and then he had two glasses of mild ale; I had no conversation with him; I came out, leaving him inside—about twenty minutes afterwards I saw the prisoner at the stall eating something—about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after
<lb/>wards, as I was standing there, I saw the flash of a revolver from the doorway, and saw the deceased run out into the road crying "Police!" and run away from the prisoner, and when they were about three yards apart from one another he fired a second shot at the deceased, and hit him, and as he was falling I ran round and pinned the prisoner from behind, and held him till the policeman came and took the revolver from him—he said nothing to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are three doors to the public-house; the prisoner</p>
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<p>came out of the one in Bath Street; as well as I could see he was facing the deceased when he fired the second shot; the deceased had been moving backwards—he did not make towards the prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-108" type="given" value="VIOLET"/>VIOLET HUNT</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Green Gate—I know the prisoner by sight by coming into the house—on Monday night, 13th April, about six I saw him there; he had a cup of bovril—I saw another man speaking to him in the bar—the prisoner called for a cigar and two glasses of ale—I noticed him in the bar about twenty minutes—I did not notice any quarrelling while he was there; I was in the bar all the time—I heard the man talking something about a cab, and I saw him show
<lb/>ing a blue paper to the prisoner—I remember his going out and coming in again—I did not notice anybody with him, it was not at my end of the bar—I saw him go out, and then I heard the shots.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was apparently quite sober when I first saw him, when he called for the bovril; I did not serve him the second time—I heard no quarrelling; it is a large bar, but I should have heard if there had been any.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-109" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH TUCKFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Tuckfield, who is manager of the Green Gate—on 13th April, about twenty minutes past six, I saw the prisoner in the bar, at the Bath Street entrance; he was with the deceased and Stokes; the prisoner called for three halves of mild ale—I served them—Stokes drank his and went out, leaving the deceased and the prisoner in the bar—the prisoner drank his ale and called for another one; the barman served that, and seeing that the prisoner did not pay for it I drew the attention of my husband, and he went and took the ale off the counter—I did not hear anything said—I did not notice the prisoner leave the house, or the deceased, I was attending to my business—I think it was about ten minutes after I had served the three halves of ale that I heard a report of a revolver; I heard a second report, and went out and saw the prisoner in custody and the deceased being taken away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When my husband removed the ale I was not stand
<lb/>ing close to him, I was a good way from the counter—while the prisoner and deceased were there I heard no noisy words or anything in the nature of a quarrel; nothing at all attracted my attention.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-110" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TUCKFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Green Gate—on the evening of 13th April I saw the prisoner in the house—I did not know him before—my wife called my attention to a glass of ale which was not paid for; that drew my attention to the prisoner—I saw that he was in company with the deceased; I did not know the deceased—I went up to where they were and asked the prisoner for the money for the ale; he did not answer—he was talking to the deceased—I heard him mention the word oysters, and heard him say to the deceased, "It is your turn to pay"—I heard nothing more said—I took the glass of ale off the counter—this only took a few seconds—I should not say they were quarrelling, merely chaffing—they then went towards the door, I could not say which went first—as they went the deceased pushed the prisoner in the face; I should not say it was a blow, it was a push; I could not say whether it was with the open hand—they then went out—the deceased went out first; the prisoner followed immediately, and directly the doors closed behind them I heard the report—the doors are swing doors—I did not notice anything in the prisoner's hand when he was in the bar, or when he was going out—I did not hear them say anything more to each other.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The doors open from the bar into a small lobby, and then to the street door—I heard no scuffle—I heard nothing but the report—the push the prisoner gave was not such as would cause any serious pain; they appeared to be chaffing—if there had been any quarrel I must have heard it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-111" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM HEYWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am an insurance agent, of Brunswick Place, Clerkenwell—on the night in question I was in the public bar of the Green Gate; I saw the prisoner and deceased in the same bar, and heard them talking together—the prisoner said something to the deceased about being robbed, and said something about a b----potman—the deceased turned round and said he did not wish to have anything to do with it, and he went towards the door—the prisoner caught hold of his coat as if to detain him—the deceased turned round and pushed him away from him, and then went out of the house—the prisoner followed imme
<lb/>diately, and I immediately heard a report of firearms, almost as soon as he had got outside the door—I ran out and saw the deceased in the road and the prisoner on the pavement with the revolver in his right hand—the deceased was making towards the prisoner—I did not hear him say anything—when the deceased was close to the prisoner I saw the prisoner deliberately aim at his chest and fire the second shot—the deceased had not his fists up when he was making towards the prisoner; I believe he had his hat in his right hand; he fell and died at once, shot dead—I had not noticed any revolver in the house—I noticed the prisoner's appearance in the house; he appeared to be in drink; he was rather red in the eyes, and had a muttering way of speaking.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He held himself up and walked pretty steady—he did not suggest that the deceased had robbed him, or suggest anything offensive to him—there was nothing to lead me to suppose there was any ill-feeling between them—it was just by the doer that he pushed the prisoner; it was on the chest, with the open hand—I heard no scuffle outside before the shot was fired.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">G</hi> 448). On 13th April, about half-past six, I was on point duty in Shepherdess Walk, looking in the direction of the Green Gate; I saw the deceased coming out backwards from the doorway; I saw a flash coming from the doorway, and I heard him call "Police!"—he had his hat in his left hand, I saw him take it off after the first shot—I ran in the direction of the prisoner; I was about thirty-five yards off when the first shot was fired—I saw the deceased falling and rushed across the road; he saw me coming, and he rushed at the prisoner who was standing just outside the door, and when the deceased was about a yard and a-half from him he deliberately fired again and shot him dead—I went towards the prisoner, and he deliberately pointed the revolver at me, he was seized from behind by Everett—I threw my arms up and rushed at the prisoner, and got the revolver from his right hand—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is a five-chambered revolver; two were recently dis
<lb/>charged, the other three were loaded with ball cartridge—it was on half cock—the prisoner said, "It served him right; he has robbed me; he is a thief and a liar"—I blew my whistle and got assistance, and he was taken to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Before the second shot was fired the deceased rushed at the prisoner and the prisoner put up the revolver and deliberately</p>
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<p>fired again; he appeared very excited—on the way to the station he said nothing—I did not notice any laughter or muttering.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-113" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD DAVILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector G</hi>). At ten minutes to seven on the evening of 13th April I was on duty at Old Street Station when the prisoner was brought in by Jones, who made a statement to me and handed me this revolver; it was on half-cock—I did not know at that time who the deceased was, or whether he was dead—I said to the prisoner, "You are brought here upon a very serious charge, probably murder. I shall have to caution you, that whatever you say I shall take down and give in evidence,"—he replied in a very excited manner, "Yes, like an Englishman, like an Englishman, I am an Englishman, I shot like an Englishman; it was a good job I had it with me"—I then proceeded to Bartholomew's Hospital, and there saw the body of the deceased—I went back to the station and said to the prisoner, "The poor fellow is dead"—he replied, "Serve him right, I am glad of it"—I then formally charged him with murder—before reading the charge over I again cautioned him, and he made this statement which I took down. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "I went into the Green Gate public-house and had some Bouillon Meet; I went from the private bar to the public bar and had a glass of ale; I then went outside and had six pennyworth of oysters. I complained of the quality of the oysters, and he replaced them; this man, who I shot, took up two oysters and ate them. I said to the man, 'All right, don't take any notice of him, I will pay for what I have had and what he has had.' I and the stallkeeper went into the public-house, the deceased followed. I paid for three glasses of ale. The oyster man said something about the two oysters, and then the row began. He went at me right and left, and under the circumstances I let off the revolver")—I read that over to him, and he signed it—I sent for Dr. Yarrow, and we had the prisoner marched up and down the charge-room several times; he walked perfectly steady and erect, but he smelt very badly of drink.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was very excited—he did not appear to have lost controlling power, at the same time his manner was very peculiar, it struck me as being unusually so—several times while I was taking his statement he broke out into a wild laugh, and shortly after he would be perfectly calm, and then he would mutter things to himself which no one could hear, acting in a strange, incoherent way—that continued during the interval between his coming to the station and the arrival of Dr. Yarrow—I noticed that he looked very peculiar—at the time I attributed it to drink, as he smelt so strongly of it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-114" type="given" value="HERBERT ANDREW"/>HERBERT ANDREW POWELL</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's—I saw the deceased immediately on his being brought to the hospital, about a quarter to seven; he was dead—I saw a wound about an inch above the left nipple—I afterwards made a post mortem—the bullet had entered at that spot, and passed through the ribs, the heart, and the lungs, and was found under the skin on the other side—it would cause almost instant death.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-115" type="given" value="GEORGE EUGENE"/>GEORGE EUGENE YARROW</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police—I saw the prisoner at Old Street Police-station on the Monday night about nine o'clock—I examined him with a view to ascertain whether he was under the influence of drink—I was of opinion that he was not then under the influence of drink, but he had been drinking—he conducted himself very strangely indeed; he was alternately excited and became, calm, and then</p>
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<p>he became very frivolous; lie was laughing very much from time to time—his eyelids were half closed—I thought at the time it was due to drink; it might have been due to nervous exhaustion—I have noticed it in per
<lb/>sons mentally afflicted—he was muttering to himself—I noticed the drooping of the eyelids on two occasions afterwards before the Magis
<lb/>trate, and I then came to the conclusion that it was not due to drink, but to some affection of the mind.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I saw him at the station he was not under the influence of drink; he was alternately excited and frivolous, and he would laugh immoderately without any apparent reason; I think those were symptoms of mental aberration, such as would be associated with permanent mental disease—I had a conversation with him that evening as to the circumstances of the case, and he gave me an account of it—he said that the deceased had made a violent attack upon him; his words were, "He set about me right and left"—that was said with all appearance of conviction—that would be quite consistent with a de
<lb/>lusion on that point—the opinion I formed was that he was subject to delusions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not think that he imagined he had done anything wrong; I think he knew that he had killed the man, but I don't think he regarded it in the light of a crime; he seemed to think it was rather a praiseworthy act.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-116" type="given" value="PHILIP FRANCIS"/>PHILIP FRANCIS GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I am the medical officer of Holloway Prison—I have had the prisoner under observation from the time he was brought there, on the 14th April, down to the present time—I have on many occasions examined him as to his mental condition—he is sufficiently sane to take his trial—he has told me that he has been suffering from all kinds of annoyances and persecutions, that everybody was against him, that he was followed about and annoyed, that he hears voices calling him a b----foreigner, a fool, a s----, and other foul epithets, that he had been boycotted and intimidated, that if he went into an eating-house they would supply him with bad food to annoy him, because he was a foreigner—he said the deceased was put upon him to give him a hiding, and that he was a trained pugilist, that he attacked him with great ferocity, and hit him numberless times in the face as hard as he could—since he has been in prison he has told me at times that he heard voices outside the walls of the prison saying they are very glad he is locked up there—from what I have seen of him I should say that he was of un
<lb/>sound mind, and did not know the nature and quality of the act he com
<lb/>mitted.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-410-18910504 t18910504-410-punishment-20"/>Three Days' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>411.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH GLASSCOCK</hi> </persName> and
<persName id="def2-411-18910504" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-411-18910504" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN HYDE</hi> </persName>,
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<interp inst="t18910504-411-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-411-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="extortion"/>Unlawfully causing to be received by
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-411-offence-1 t18910504-name-121"/>Mary Jane Davies</persName> a certain letter threatening to accuse her of murdering a certain child, with intent to extort from her a certain watch-chain.—</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HYDE</hi>
<rs id="t18910504-411-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18910504-411-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18910504-411-punishment-21" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GLASSCOCK</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>412.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK TAYLOR</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18910504-412-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-412-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Unlawfully attempting to kill and murder
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-123" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-412-offence-1 t18910504-name-123"/>Charles David Taylor</persName>, and unlawfully attempting to kill and murder himself.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Upon the evidence of Mr. Philip Francis Gilbert, surgeon of Her Majesty's Prison, Holloway, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found the prisons to be insane—Ordered to be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>413.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL FRITZ</hi> (43)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18910504-413-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-413-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-125" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-413-offence-1 t18910504-name-125"/>Florence Eggleton</persName>, with intent to murder her.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-126" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-126" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-126" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am married, and am in the employment of Mr. James Eggleton, as cook at the Crown public-house, 179, Pancras Road, St. Pancras—he has a daughter named Florence, about twelve years old—the prisoner was in the employment as potman for about six months—on Sunday morning, 12th April, he came up to me in the kitchen about 9.30, and he said, "Cook, do you want any knives cleaned?"—I said, "No thank you, George, I want some coals "—he then turned round and went down stairs—at about twenty to ten I heard Florrie scream—I went downstairs and ran round the bar—I could not find her—when I got down the door between the bar and the parlour was locked, and the key was in the bar side of the door—I unlocked it; Florrie was standing up smothered in blood—it appeared to be coming from her head—she said something to me, in consequence of which I carried her upstairs—I examined her head and found it cut in several places—Mr. Eggleton searched for the prisoner—I never saw him after he left me in the kitchen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I never knew you to have any ani
<lb/>mosity against the child—she was not lying in a pool of blood—you did not come and ask me for a knife—the child did hinder you at times, but I do hot remember her calling you a silly old fool, or my saying that Mr. Eggleton ought to chastise her for it—you always treated her with respect, as you did the others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-127" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT TILLEY</persName> </hi>. I am an M. B. and a house surgeon at University College Hospital—I saw the child on the 12th April, at her house first, and afterwards she was brought to the hospital—she was suffering from five lacerated wounds on the scalp—one was on the top of the head, a second was to the left of that, and there were two in a T shape, and a fifth just below them on the right; in each wound a fracture could be felt—the wounds were dangerous to life—we had to trephine some of the wounds, which is a dangerous operation—there was no blood on the hammer when I first saw it—I should think one of the wounds was inflicted with the sharp claw of this hammer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi> 110). About nine o'clock on the 20th April I was on duty in plain clothes at Islington, and saw the prisoner, whose house I had been watching since the 12th, in York Road, and followed him—he placed his right hand in the lining of his coat, and held the corner of it down with his left hand as if to get something out—I caught hold of him by both arms—he commenced to cry "Murder" and</p>
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<p>"Police!"—I told him that I was a police officer, and would arrest him for violently assaulting Florence Eggleton at the Crown public-house, Pancras Road, where he was employed as potman, and on our way to the station he said, "If you had been half a minute later I would have blown your brains out; I saw you following me, only I could not get the revolver out of my pocket soon enough"—I took him to the station, where he was charged—he said nothing; he straggled when I first arrested him, but was quiet afterwards—I found a six-chambered revolver in the lining of his coat, loaded in four chambers, and these ball cartridges were in his left hand trousers pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You would have had time to shoot the revolver off if you had had it in your hand—you did not say you wished I had given you two or three minutes, so that you could have gone upstairs and blown your own brains out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-129" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-129" type="surname" value="EGGLETON"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-129" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE EGGLETON</persName> </hi>. I live with my father at the Crown public-house—the prisoner was potman—he came to the house about half-past eight or nine o'clock on Sunday morning, 12th April; I asked him to open the drawer and give me the polish to clean the taps; we were then in the bar; he could not open it, so he asked me to wait till father came down—he then went down into the cellar to fetch the pail to clean the windows; after he had cleaned the windows he cleaned the pewters, and then he went back into the saloon bar, and I was dusting the bottom shelf, and then I went over to polish the taps, and he was behind me, and all of a sudden my head felt sore and I fell back—I do not remember seeing anything in the prisoner's hand—there was no one else downstairs except him and myself, he told me to tell father he had had some rum; I saw him take it, and he was going to take some more, but I looked round and he stopped.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He took the rum before he went in the saloon bar; he took half-a-quartern from the tap I was polishing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not in the parlour when you struck me—I do not know whether you dragged me in the parlour or whether I fell into it, because I was unconscious; but when you first struck me I was stand
<lb/>ing by the taps.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-130" type="surname" value="EGGLETON"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-130" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EGGLETON</persName> </hi>. I am the father of Florence Eggleton—the prisoner had been my potman for about six months—my daughter is twelve years old—the hammer was sometimes kept in the coal-cellar and sometimes in the pot-house—directly after the assault I found the hammer in the bar-parlour; one end was covered in blood, and there were two or three hairs on the other end—I saw the hammer in the pot-house the night before—the prisoner had no right to draw beer or spirits without my permission—my daughter assists me in the house, and it would be her duty to tell me if she saw anybody helping themselves.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never told you you could help yourself to liquors—I have asked you in the morning sometimes if you have had any beer, but that has been when my wife or the barman has been there to give it you—on the previous Saturday evening I told you I thought you had been drinking rather heavily—you wore quite sober when you shut up at twelve o'clock—I never heard of your having had a sunstroke until last week at Clerkenwell; I had no cause of complaint against you before that week—you always did your work well, and I said as I was going away I would give you two shillings a week more, and perhaps the next</p>
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<p>people that came would continue it, but that I could not say—my daughter was in the parlour, because I could not be there, and I know that you got the worse for drink on two or three occasions—I had my daughter there to do a little dusting, so that she could see if you took the drink, but I did not tell her what she was there for—you never refused any drink that I offered you—I never asked you to report to me anything that you saw the barman do; if I could not trust you I would not ask you to tell me what went on in the parlour—my daughter has told me on two or three occasions of things she has seen you do.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner never came back to the house after this, and the police arrested him on the 20th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-131" type="surname" value="PALMER"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-131" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL PALMER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector Y</hi>). I saw Florence Eggleton on the morning of the 12th April, at her father's house; I then took her statement—on the 20th I told the prisoner the charge against him, to which he made no reply—he had a revolver in his pocket; four chambers were loaded—I took the balls out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said</hi>: I was asked to open the drawer, and I said I would try, and I fetched the hammer for that purpose, but an iron bar was wedged in so tight that I could not open it. I put the hammer on the counter, and went on working. I felt all of a shake. I went downstairs and got a pail of water, and cleaned the windows, which I could hardly get up to do. I took half a quartern glass of rum, and told the child to tell her father, because I was so bad. The child came round whore I was, and looked into the parlour; I then took up the hammer and hit her on the head; I think it was once or twice. When I hit her she fell headlong into the parlour. When I had done it, I was all of a shake and tremble. I then put on my coat and shut the door, but I did not lock it. The girl went headlong into the parlour, and she must have fell up against the table, which must have made the other bruises. I had no animosity against the child, and I had always treated her with the greatest respect. After I had done it I walked home. I think I got the revolver down Tottenham Court Road on the Saturday, and when I got home on the Sunday I took it out of my drawer and put it in my pocket.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-413-18910504 t18910504-413-punishment-22"/>Twenty Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>414.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA FLACK</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18910504-414-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-414-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-414-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>, Unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACK</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-414-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>415.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HAMILTON DE TATTHAM</hi>, </persName>
<rs id="t18910504-415-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-415-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-415-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>Unlawfully committing acts of gross indecency.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR CHARLES RUSSELL</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOUGHTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910504-415-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-415-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-415-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>416.
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<interp inst="def1-416-18910504" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HARNWELL</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18910504-416-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-416-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-416-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an undertaking for the payment of £5, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-135" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-135" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer, of 34, North Street, Poplar—on 26th March, about 9 p.m., the prisoner came and showed me this paper, and asked me if I would advance him £3 on it—I did so—next morning he came back to endorse it, and asked for a further advance of 10s., which I gave him—I imagined the paper to be genuine when I advanced the money. (
<hi rend="italic">This was an advance note on the owners of the ship "Mantua" for</hi> £5,
<hi rend="italic">one month's advance of wages. Parkinson, master; Bailey, Son and Wasting,</hi> 82,
<hi rend="italic">Leadenhall Street</hi>)—he endorsed it in my presence on the 27th—I endeavoured to obtain cash for it, and made inquiries and ascertained it was not what it had been represented to me to be—I have never had my money back—I am not in the habit of cashing notes like this, but the prisoner was in my employment as a hammerman for ten months before this—he came to me dressed in private attire, not like a sailor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You had a good character while you worked for me for ten months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I know nothing against him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-136" type="surname" value="CRACKITT"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-136" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID CRACKITT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi>). I went to 82, Leadenhall Street—John Pound and Co. were in occupation there—I found no firm of Bailey, Son, and Wasting there—I also called at Messrs. Shaw, Savill and Co., the shipping owners, and made inquiries as to the ship
<hi rend="italic">Mantua;</hi> I found a ship called the
<hi rend="italic">Matatua</hi> sailed on 25th March—I made inquiries about the note, and on 24th April arrested the prisoner; I read the warrant, which charged him with obtaining £3 from Thomas Evans by false pretences, with intent to defraud—he said, "It is no use crying over it; I am sorry I did old Tom"—I conveyed him to the station—he was dressed in sailor's clothes, as he is now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-137" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-137" type="given" value="THOMAS OTTOWELL"/>THOMAS OTTOWELL WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent to Shaw, Savill and Co., shipowners, of 34, Leadenhall Street—they own no vessel called the
<hi rend="italic">Mantua</hi>; they own the
<hi rend="italic">Matatua,</hi> which sailed on the 25th March—I heard the prisoner say something at the Police-court when I had given my evidence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never heard of such a firm as Bailey, Son, and Wasting—in our business I know most of the firms, in London at any rate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-138" type="surname" value="CRACKITT"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-138" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID CRACKITT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I heard the prisoner say, "It is meant for Shaw, Savill's ship; the other names are false. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-139" type="surname" value="POUND"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-139" type="given" value="JOHN PERCY"/>JOHN PERCY POUND</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. John Pound and Co., 81 to 84, and a portion of 75, Leadenhall Street—there is no firm of Bailey, Son, and Wasting there—Mr. Levine occupies part of 75.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I am very sorry; the time for sorrow has passed. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he had uttered the document, but Although he knew it was false, he did not know it could be called a forgery.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-416-18910504 t18910504-416-punishment-23"/>Two Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment for a similar offence against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-417-offence-1 t18910504-name-141"/>Elizabeth Lippy</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAILDON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-142" type="surname" value="LIPPY"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-142" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH LIPPY</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife, and live at 17, Narrow Street, Ratcliff—he is a dock labourer, and I do a little washing when I am able—on 26th March, the day before Good Friday, he did not come home to his tea at five, or soon after—I sent my son down with some washing I had done for Mrs. Collins—she sent me back word that her son-in-law was dead, and I went to her—she lives in the same street—she was in the Three Foxes public-house, next door to her—I went in; she called for a quartern of gin; I had part of it—we went into, a private compartment, and I saw my husband in the public compartment, and went round for him—he asked me what I would have; I said a glass of ale; he ordered and paid for it—I asked him for a half-crown to get our child's waistcoat out of pawn for Good Friday, and he gave me a half-crown out of his day's money—I don't think he was sober—I left him to get the waistcoat, but I went and sat down in Mrs. Collins' house, and talked to her—about twenty minutes to ten my husband came in and began to kick me, and I remember no more—he did nothing before he kicked me; I was sitting on a little stool in a corner—he kicked me from the stool, I think—I had only had part of the quartern of gin and a glass of ale to drink—he kicked me on the head—whether he kicked me on the stool or on the floor I cannot say—I have been very ill since—I think I was on the floor when he kicked me—he first kicked me on my forehead, I am quite clear—lie would not do it if he was sober—he drinks rum, and goes mad—he kicked me again, on the side of my head, I fancy—I don't remember anything else till I was in bed and a doctor was attending me—it was about twenty minutes to ten when he kicked me, because I was watching the clock—I began bleeding a little from the first kick, and it came on worse and worse, and the doctor bad to be called when the children found I was bleeding so—I am not well now—I have not been able to do any work since—we had not lived happily before that; he had assaulted me, but never kicked me before—he has hit me when he has been in drink; perhaps it might be my own fault sometimes—I should not be afraid of him if he was not to drink—I should be if he drank rum.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I never said anything about tea when I came into the public-house—I was not lying down asleep at Mrs. Collins—your tea was ready at five o'clock if you had come home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was going to the pawn-shop; they were open till ten that night; he did not reproach me with not having gone to the pawn
<lb/>shop; we did not quarrel, or have a word; he only came and kicked me—I believe he called me a name before he kicked me, but I cannot say.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-143" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-143" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-143" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 39, Narrow Street, Ratcliff—I am a widow—I work in a bottle warehouse when I am well—on 26th March Mrs. Lippy came to assist me, as I had lost my son—she was in the Three Foxes with her husband, and she called me in—I had a half-quartern of gin, which the prisoner paid for—she came into my place, and about a quarter of an hour afterwards the prisoner came in after her; she was sitting on a stool—he hit her with his fist, and then kicked her several times—he said nothing; they had no words—I got one kick on the back of my hand—he kicked her on the face—she bled a good deal in my</p>
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<p>place—she pulled me down on the ground when she got the blow, and I could not get away from her while the prisoner was kicking her—afterwards she walked out with him—I saw her wounds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You kicked her in the lower part of her body—we went in the Three Foxes, and had a quartern of gin before you came in—she and I were not lying on the floor when you came into my place—we were on the floor when you knocked us there—I was sitting on a chair and she on a stool when you came in—I was in the Three Foxes twice that night; I went in to borrow a table to lay my son on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-144" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-144" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a Bachelor of Medicine, a Master in Surgery, and Gold Medallist of the University of Edinburgh—on 27th March I was called up about 1.15 a.m. by Kightley, who said his mother was dying—I went with him to 17, Narrow Street, where I saw Mrs. Lippy lying on a bed covered with blood, and her head and face much disfigured; a great deal of blood was issuing from her mouth and ears—she seemed dazed and stupid; she did not seem to know anything about her position—I could get nothing from her; I saw it was a case of hæmorrhage, and went away to get remedies, and met the police as I came back; I applied the remedies and partially stopped the bleeding, and then I went with the police to King David Lane Station about a quarter to two or two; I returned to the woman and examined her more carefully, and found the perpendicular part of the frontal bone was fractured—on pressing my finger on the fracture I found there was increased effusion of blood from the mouth and nose, and I then knew there was communication between the base of the skull and the throat—there were several more injuries, of which I did not take special cog
<lb/>nisance—the injury I have described would be sufficient to account for the bleeding from the ears—I did not examine the lower part of her body, as her dress was on, and it would have been unsafe—at the time I thought she was in an extremely dangerous condition, because these fractures are generally fatal—I think the kicking must have taken place later than Mrs. Lippy described, because I saw her at one o'clock, and the injuries appeared to be more recent than if done at ten or eleven—a kick on the forehead would cause the injury—I have attended her since; I think she will recover, but I cannot speak positively, because the remote results of brain injuries are so uncertain—I could not smell any liquor about her; she was stupid and dazed, but the injury to the head was sufficient to account for that, and I cannot say what it was due to—the prisoner appeared to be sober—as he was going to the station I heard him say he hoped he might hang for her—these cases used to be regarded as fatal, but lately there have been one or two recoveries from them—the injury might have been caused by a fall from a height on to a projecting point like a cobble stone, or by the person being lifted up and
<hi rend="italic">banged</hi> down, but not by an ordinary fall.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-145" type="surname" value="MILLS"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> 99). On 27th March Mr. Wright sent a plain clothes constable for me, and I went to 17, Narrow Street, where I saw Mrs. Lippy bleeding from the mouth; her face was very much bruised and disfigured—the prisoner was there—I asked her how she received her injuries; she said, "My husband kicked me"—I asked the prisoner whether he denied kicking her; he said, "No, I did it"—he appeared to be sober; he was excited—I asked Mrs. Lippy if she would charge him;</p>
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<p>she said, "Yes, as soon as I am better"—I arrested him—on leaving the house he said, "Good-night, I hope you will die, and then I shall have to swing for you. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You admitted to me you kicked her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner called</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-146" type="surname" value="LIPPY"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-146" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LIPPY</persName> </hi>. I am your son—I was not at home when you got home—when I came in mother was sitting on the side of the bed drunk, and she picked up a chair without a back and went to aim it at you, and knocked all the things but one from the mantelpiece—I and my brother were there—this was on the night before Good Friday, in my mother's room, about twelve o'clock—she fell down indoors—you did not strike her while I was there—when she was lying on the bed asleep you walked over towards her—when she was throwing the chair at you I stopped you, and would not let you go over to her—she was on the bed then; she had her clothes on—she was wounded at this time; I did not see you kick her—when she picked up the chair she was bleeding.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-147" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KIGHTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a journeyman butcher of 6, Chason Street, Stepney; I am your step-son—you made no remark in my presence in the house before you were taken away, but outside the house you said you hoped she would die and you should be swung for her; I am not sure of the exact words.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I am Mrs. Lippy's son by a former husband.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he found his wife lying on the floor at Mrs. Collins's; that he lifted her up and she fell on to the floor; that he lifted her up again; that she staggered on to the other side of the room, and fell down in the road when they got outside, and that her injuries were caused by her being drunk and falling about.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-417-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18910504-417-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-417-18910504 t18910504-417-punishment-24"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour,</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>418.
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<interp inst="def1-418-18910504" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910504-418-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-418-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-418-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18910504-418-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-418-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-418-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering a receipt for 6s.; and
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a previous conviction of felony in August, 1890.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>419.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR LITTLE</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-419-offence-1 t18910504-name-150"/>John Fitman</persName>, a police officer, in the execution of his duty.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi> For causing him actual bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-151" type="surname" value="FITMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-151" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FITMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">J</hi> 359). About 5.30 on 25th March I saw the prisoner in Mayfield Road, Dalston—I was in plain clothes—I had been looking for him, acting under instructions, and I had a description of him in the
<hi rend="italic">Police Gazette</hi>—I said to him, "I am a police officer; is your name Arthur Little?"—he said, "No; it is Brown"—I said, "That will do as well; that is a name you commonly use"—he said, "Let me go indoors to get my whip and gloves, and I will go quietly"—I said, "No; you are a prisoner, and I shall not allow you to enter any place"—he then took hold of some iron railings, and commenced to kick back with his spurs—he was in the undress uniform of the 5th Lancers—he cut my left leg, below the knee, two and a half or three inches—he then applied to a young man in his company to bring his whip and gloves—when the whip was brought my hat had fallen off, and he commenced to belabour me over my head with the butt end of his whip, and he deliberately thrust the thin end of it in my left eye, cutting a piece out of my left eyelid and going down inside my eye—I fell on my back—I was assisted to my feet by a passing gentleman, and I saw the prisoner run through the</p>
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<p>side gate of 99, Mayfield Road—I followed, and found him detained by a young woman at the wall—assistance came, and he was taken into custody—when he commenced to kick I struggled with ray fists, and when he was at the wall I struck at him; I cannot say whether I struck him or not—he struck me several times over the head with the whip—I was on the sick-list for five weeks after this—I suffered much from the wound in my eye—Dr. Jackman attended to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not strike you first when you came to arrest me—I did not say to you in the Police-court, "You have only been a b-----soldier for ten months; you enlisted on 18th February and deserted on the 28th, and I wish I had punched you about more."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-152" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-152" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-152" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Morris, and live at 105, May
<lb/>field Road—on this day I heard a noise outside, and going out saw Fitman and the prisoner, who had the whip in his hand—Fitman fell to the ground, and the prisoner ran away down the street—I ran after him—he ran into the back garden of 99, Mayfield Road, and was getting over the wall when I caught hold of one leg—I heard someone call out that he had killed a man—he said, "Let me go"—I said, "You have killed a man "—he said, "Let me go "—I said, "I won't "—he said, "I will serve you the same "—I said, "You will not "—Lovell came to my assistance, and the prisoner was taken to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you strike Fitman, nor he you—I did not say to Fitman, "Don't strike him."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-153" type="given" value="CHARLES HOWARD"/>CHARLES HOWARD JACKMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon in Stoke Newington Road—Fitman was brought to my surgery about six o'clock on the 25th March, and I examined him—he had contusion of the eyelid; the upper eyelid was lacerated at the inner corner, and the eyeball was also injured—it was such an injury as might be produced by this whip being
<hi rend="italic">jobbed</hi> in the eye—I could not tell when I first examined him whether it would permanently affect his sight or not; he was in danger of losing the sight of that eye for a little time—he was under my care for some time—he is perfectly recovered now, and the sight of the eye is quite recovered—it was a painful wound—I saw an abrasion of the skin on his left leg just below his knee—he is on duty again now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The injury to the eye was the result of a poke, not a blow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-154" type="surname" value="OLDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-154" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE OLDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a corporal of the 5th Lancers, stationed at Can
<lb/>terbury—the prisoner joined that regiment as a private on 18th February, and deserted on 28th February—he was only in the regiment ten days—his description was circulated in the
<hi rend="italic">Police Gazette.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner called</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>man and the prisoner struggling, and I saw the prisoner kick Fitman when they were struggling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were struggling before I told my brother to get the whip—when the prisoner got the whip he proceeded to lay it over the constable's head—I only saw him strike Fitman once with the whip</p>
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<p>—I saw him hit his head, and Fitman fell back fainting then—I don't know where my brother is; he is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-156" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES STENTCHEN</persName> </hi>. I am single, and a mantle finisher, living at 101, Napier Road, Dalston—just before six, on 25th March, I saw you—Fitman first struck you in the chest with his fist.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner has been living at Alice Norris' house—I did not know that till the day he was arrested—the first I saw of it was Fitman going up to the prisoner saying, "I want you as a deserter"—after Fitman struck him the prisoner caught hold of the railings—I saw the young man go and fetch the whip—the prisoner hit Fitman twice on the head with the whip when he had no hat on, and
<hi rend="italic">job</hi> him in the eye, and Fitman fell back fainting—the young man who fetched the whip was standing close by me—he is at work to-day, I believe—he saw the whole thing, and assisted in it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that the constable began shoving him about and struck him, and that when he got his whip, he struck him back in self-defence, and that he fell to the ground,</hi> </p>
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<p>421.
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<interp inst="t18910504-421-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>Unlawfully obtaining by a forged certi
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<hi rend="italic">After</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR'S</hi>
<hi rend="italic">opening, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered there was no case.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Smith.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-422-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlawfully attempting to commit an unnatural offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">There was an indictment against the prisoner for felony,</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">upon which no evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18910504-422-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Edwin George Porter, see Essex cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>424.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This building is a large block—some of the people are very good tenants, and some are very rough, and the neighbourhood is rough.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCCARTHY</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old, and live with my father and mother—on 18th April I was standing against the wall in Catherine Wheel Alley, and saw three men go up the stairs; the prisoner was one, and about a quarter of an hour afterwards Mr. Whittington went up—the three men came down again, and went towards Bishopsgate Street—I then heard a groan on the stairs, and went up and found Mr. Whittington, and came down with him, and went after the three men—I followed, saw them together, and followed them through Bishopsgate Street to Dorset Street—on 21st April I saw about twelve men at the Police-station, and picked the prisoner out—he was wearing the same brown coat as he had on on the night in question; I also recognised him by his face:.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Detective Abbott told me to come to pick out the man I had seen at Baker's Buildings—the other men might be a little taller than the prisoner—some of them had beards, but I don't think they had brown coats—I stood under a I amp at Catherine Wheel Alley.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I know one of the other two men by name, but do not know the third by name or by sight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-172" type="surname" value="STAINER"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-172" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STAINER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 917). On 18th April, about 9.40 p.m., I was standing between Catherine Wheel Alley and Widegate Street, and saw three men come out of Catherine Wheel Alley; the prisoner is one; one of them wore a high hat, that was not the prisoner; it was not in keeping with the rest of his clothes, which called my attention to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not known the prisoner before—I said at the Police-court, "To the best of my belief the prisoner is the man."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-173" type="surname" value="DALLAS"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-173" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS DALLAS</persName> </hi>. I am eleven years old—on Saturday, 18th April, about</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189105040033"/>
<p>seven p.m., I was in Dorset Street with my brother, Herbert, who is thirteen years old—I saw three men; the little one had a high hat, and seemed to be drunk; he had a bottle of stuff in his pocket, and was fool
<lb/>ing about; he threw the high hat into the gutter, and picked it up and gave it to Johnson—this is it—the prisoner was one of the men, but not the one who wore the high hat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen him before—I said at the Policecourt that he looked like one of the men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-174" type="surname" value="DALLAS"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-174" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT DALLAS</persName> </hi>. I was with my brother when he picked up this hat—there were three men there—the prisoner looks like one of them—I do not know what time it was, but it was after my usual bedtime, eight o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-175" type="surname" value="ABBOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-175" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ABBOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>), On Saturday night, April 18th, the prosecutor came to the station and made a complaint, and on the 21st I saw the prisoner in Flinter's custody—I said, "I am a police officer; we are going to take you to the station on suspicion of being concerned, with two other men not in custody, for assault and robbery at Baker's Buildings on Saturday at 9.30"—he said, "All right, I am satisfied"—about an hour later I placed him with other men of similar stature, and McCarthy identified him—he made no reply; he was wearing the brown coat he is wearing now—two other men had brown coats—when he was charged he said, "I can bring plenty of witnesses to prove I was somewhere else at the time."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was arrested in Spital Square—the other men who were brown coats were as near the same-height as possible.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I came up with Flinter two minutes after he had stopped the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">B. T. WHITTINGTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>). This money was part of the rent I had collected—the prisoner does not live in the build
<lb/>ing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I can bring witnesses to prove I was in another place altogether."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910504-427-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-427-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-427-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUTLTY**</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on March</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910504-427-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-427-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-427-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-427-18910504 t18910504-427-punishment-32"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18910504-428" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910504"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-428" type="date" value="18910504"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910504-428-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-428-18910504 t18910504-428-offence-1 t18910504-428-verdict-1"/>
<p>428.
<persName id="def1-428-18910504" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-428-18910504" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-428-18910504" type="age" value="58"/>
<interp inst="def1-428-18910504" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="def1-428-18910504" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT MASON</hi> (58)</persName>
<rs id="t18910504-428-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-428-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-428-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an undertaking for the payment of £4, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-177" type="surname" value="VOLKNER"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-177" type="given" value="PETER CHRISTOPHER"/>PETER CHRISTOPHER VOLKNER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Crooked Billet, St. George's Street—the prisoner owed me £4, and he came one evening in April, produced this advance note, and said, "You take £1 8s. out of it, and give me £2 12s. "—I gave him the £2 12s., and he left—on the Monday night, as I could not see the ship in the
<hi rend="italic">Shipping Gazette,</hi> I went to Crosby Square, and found they had not such a ship—I saw the prisoner on Tuesday, and told him I had been to Crosby Square, and it was false—he said it was all right, he signed in the Victoria Dock, and was going away, but I said, "You come to Leman Street Police-station and give an explanation"—masters of vessels never give these notes till after the men have signed articles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-178" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-178" type="surname" value="MURRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-178" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Wm. Murray, of 5, Red Lion Street, Wapping—I have known the prisoner about four years—about April 2nd he brought me this advance note—I took it to be a good one, as he had</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189105040034"/>
<p>brought me one before—he asked me to advance him 30s. on it, and take the rest for the old debt, which I did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-179" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-179" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Forward Brothers, shipowners, 3, Crosby Square—there is no other firm of shipowners at that address to my knowledge—neither of these notes was issued by our authority, nor did we own either of the ships named—I do not know either of the names put down here as masters—the name of the owners is put down in all cases—as far as I know they are not genuine notes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-180" type="surname" value="CUMNER"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-180" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CUMNER</persName> </hi>. On April 22nd the prisoner was charged at Leman Street Station with uttering advance notes—he made this statement, which I took down, and he signed it: "I, Robert Mason, of 31, Springer Street, of my own free will state that at 12 noon on the 20th instant I was engaged at the Victoria Dock by some person I do not know, as an able seaman on board the
<hi rend="italic">Atlantic;</hi> he then gave me an advance note; I have had it in my possession ever since, and I received £2 12s. on it.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MASON</hi>"—I found on him three seamen's discharges in the name of Robert Mason—I asked him at first to write this document; he said he could not, and asked me to do it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-181" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-181" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> 171). On 21st April the prisoner told me on the way to the station that he got these advance notes at the Shipping Office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say you got them on board the ship.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "The notes were given to me."</p>
<p>
<rs id="t18910504-428-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-428-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-428-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910504-428-punishment-33" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-428-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-428-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-428-18910504 t18910504-428-punishment-33"/>Two Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910504-429">
<interp inst="t18910504-429" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910504"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-429" type="date" value="18910504"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910504-429-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-429-18910504 t18910504-429-offence-1 t18910504-429-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910504-429-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-429-18910504 t18910504-429-offence-1 t18910504-429-verdict-1"/>
<p>429.
<persName id="def1-429-18910504" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-429-18910504" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-429-18910504" type="surname" value="PEGG"/>
<interp inst="def1-429-18910504" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES PEGG</hi> </persName> and
<persName id="def2-429-18910504" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-429-18910504" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-429-18910504" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="def2-429-18910504" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES EDWARDS</hi>, </persName>
<rs id="t18910504-429-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910504-429-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-429-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>Stealing forty-six pieces of silk and a box, the property of
<persName id="t18910504-name-184" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-184" type="surname" value="MORRISSON"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-184" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910504-429-offence-1 t18910504-name-184"/>Thomas Morrisson</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. READ</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Pegg.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-185" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-185" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to William Statts and Co., of 4 and 5, Love Lane—they received an advice note from Vienna of a case of silk marked L.E.B. 712, about April 4th or 5th—the case has never reached us.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-186" type="surname" value="LANGRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY LANGRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Thomas Morrisson and Co., who trade as Fairtrop and Co., carriers—on April 16th I received instructions from Messrs. Schenkin and Co., continental carriers, to collect a case marked L.E.B. 712, for delivery to Messrs. Statts and Co., and another case marked N.K. 234, consigned to Bloom and Co., 42, Jewin Street—this is Messrs. Schenkin's delivery order—I handed it to our carman, Davis.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-187" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-187" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Fairtrop and Sons—on 26th April I received this delivery order from Mr. Langridge—I drove the van with a boy, to Bishopsgate Goods Station, and received ten cases, including one marked L.E.B. 712, and one marked N. K. 234—I delivered a case in London Wall, and then went down Aldermanbury Avenue, and asked a boy named Cox, who I saw in the street, to look after my horse, about 11.45—these two cases were then in the van—I returned in about two hours, and found Cox there, eating bread and cheese—I noticed that the van was different, counted the cases, and missed two—I reported the matter at Moor Lane Police-station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-188" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-188" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COX</persName> </hi>. I am fifteen years old, and am employed in a con
<lb/>fectioner's shop—I live at 62, Banner Street, St. Luke's—on 16th April Davis spoke to me, and I took charge of his van in Aldermanbury—after he was gone, two men who I do not know, came and spoke to me,</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189105040035"/>
<p>and gave me twopence, and I went and got some bread and cheese in Aldermanbury, out of sight of the men—I was away about ten minutes, and on my return they had gone—I did not notice anything about the packages in the van.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. READ</hi>. I did not see either of the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-189" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-189" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MAY</persName> </hi>. I am a tie and scarf manufacturer, trading as Coates and May, at 16, Australia Avenue—on 23rd April Pegg; who I had not known, called and offered some patterns of silk for sale, which I at once recognised as stolen, because I had already bought the goods from Messrs. Statts and Co. by pattern—I recognised the pattern—Pegg asked eightpence a yard for it; I said that they were badly assorted—he said, "There are more of them; I will bring the others in the morning"—I said, "You had better leave your name and address," and he gave me this billhead (
<hi rend="italic">"Bought of A. Pegg and Co.," etc.</hi>)—he came next day about twelve, showed me other patterns, and I arranged to have the goods at, I think, 7 3/4 d. per yard—I had bought them at 1s. 2d. and 1s. 2 1/2 d.—he said he would bring them between two and four—as soon as he had gone I went to Moor Lane and got an officer to come to my place in the afternoon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-190" type="surname" value="FISHER"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-190" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 143, Lever Street, St. Luke's—I know the prisoners; they have a little waste paper shop together down the yard—on 24th April Edwards came about twelve o'clock, and asked me if I had a van; I said I had not just then—I gave my man Walker instructions to assist Edwards about half-past one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is three weeks or a month since I saw him first—I have not seen them together many times.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner Edwards.</hi> I did hire the van.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-191" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-191" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, and drive for Mr. Fisher—on 24th April I saw both the prisoners; Edwards said, "Drive your van up the road"—they both got into it, and I drove to the Shakespeare public-house, Percival Street; we went in and had a drink, and Edwards came out and walked up Percival Street to St. John Street, Clerkenwell—we went to Brunswick Close, and Edwards brought out this bag (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and another—we drove back to Pegg at the Shakespeare, and Pegg said, "Drive the van to Jewin Street," that is near Coates and May's place of business—Pegg went upstairs, and Edwards took the two bags up afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Pegg was not at St. John Street when the goods were put into the van.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-192" type="surname" value="BREAK"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-192" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BREAK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 24th, about nine a.m., I went to Mr. May's and remained there till twelve, when Pegg came in—there was a conversation between them—I was within hearing, but not in sight—he went to get the bulk of the property and I returned to Mr. May's at two p.m. and remained till three, when I heard a heavy noise as if something had dropped—I opened the office door and saw Pegg standing beside a full sack, and Edwards going out at a side door into a passage—Mr. May told me that those were the goods—I got the assistance of Lythel and Moody, and saw the prisoner apparently taking some silk out of his bag—I said, "Are you Mr. Payne?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Have you brought the whole of the goods?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Are they yours?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Have you bought them?"—he said, "Yes, but not paid for them"—I asked him to come into Mr. Coates' office, which he</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189105040036"/>
<p>did—I said, "I am a police officer; those goods are a portion of goods which have been stolen in transit, how do you account for the possession of them?"—he said, "I bought them of the man that brought them"—I said, "Where is he now?"—he said, "Down below in the street"—I asked him to come down to see if he could point him out, which he failed to do—I then took him in custody, and to Moor Lane Station—he said, "Can I speak to you privately?"—I said, "Yes, what do you want?"—he said, "I want to tell you from whom I bought the goods. "—I said, "It may be evidence against you"—he said, "I only want to speak the truth; I bought them of a man named Edwards, who hired the van from Mr. Fisher in York Mews, who has a shed in the mews"—I said, "Did you know they were stolen?"—he said, "No, I have done business with him about eighteen months, and have never had anything wrong before "—I then went with Lythel and Moody to York Road and spoke to Mr. Fisher—I afterwards saw three men coming down York Road—the prisoner Edwards was one—I said, "Which of you gentle-men is named Edwards?"—none of them owned to the name—I called to Fisher, and said, "Who hired the van of you to-day?"—he pointed to Edwards—I said, "This is the man you know by the name of Edwards?"—he said, "Yes"—Edwards denied it—I left him in charge of Lythel and Moody—Edwards lives in Britannia Street, City Road—I know 49, Baring Street, New North Road—there was no appearance of a wholesale paper dealer and mill agent being carried on there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-193" type="surname" value="MOODY"/>
<interp inst="t18910504-name-193" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MOODY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City</hi> 166). I was with Break in Australia Avenue, and followed Pegg to York Mews—I saw him again in Jewin Crescent after three o'clock; I also saw Edwards there; that was the first time I had seen Edwards—he was not with Pegg; he was standing in the street twenty yards away; he was wearing a dark coloured tie, similar to what he is wearing now, and he had a moustache—about an hour and a half afterwards I saw Edwards in York Road with his moustache off—Mr. Fisher picked him out afterwards—I went with Brooks to No. 60, and received four bags which I took to the station; they contained forty-five pieces of silk, and this paper wrapped round some of the bundles; one has "Coates and May" on it and the other "Thorns, Sands, and Thomas. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910504-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910504-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18910504-name-194" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LYTHEL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I was with Moody on 24th April, and saw Edwards in York Road with two other persons—neither of them answered to the name of Edwards—Mr. Break came, and I said, "Is this the man?"—he said, "Yes"—I called Edwards on one side and said, "I want to speak to you for a minute; do you know a man of the name of Payne?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Have you seen him recently?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "We are police officers, and shall take you in custody for stealing a lot of silk from an office in London last week; Page says he bought it of you to sell, and it is not paid for"—I then asked him to show me his place of business—he took me to a shed, or lock over a shed, where carts and trucks are kept; it contained bags of waste paper—Edwards said, "What does it mean?"—I said, "That is what Pegg has said; you had better go to the station with me," and gave him the usual caution—I said, "Have you been in the City to-day?"—he said, "I have not"—I said, "Have you been to Jewin Crescent at all?"—he said, "I have not"—at the police-station I charged them with being concerned with two other men not in custody in stealing</p>
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<p>and receiving, on 16th April, a case containing forty-six rolls of silk, and there was another charge—they made no reply.</p>
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