<!-- © 2003-2008 Old Bailey Proceedings Online -->
<div0 type="sessionsPaper" id="t18910727">
<interp inst="t18910727" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270001"/>
<xptr type="transcription" doc="18910727"/>
<div1 type="frontMatter" id="f18910727">
<interp inst="f18910727" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="f18910727" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<persName id="t18910727-name-1">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-1" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-1" type="surname" value="BUCKLER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270002"/>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<persName id="t18910727-name-2" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-2" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-2" type="surname" value="SURREY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-2" type="given" value="AND"/>AND SURREY</persName>, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, July 27th, 1891, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>. Sir
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-3" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-3" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-3" type="surname" value="SAVORY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-3" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-4" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-4" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-4" type="surname" value="CHARLES"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-4" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR CHARLES</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-5" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-5" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-5" type="surname" value="LAWRENCE"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Knt., Alderman of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-6" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-6" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-6" type="surname" value="CHAMBERS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-7" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-7" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-7" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-7" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-8" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-8" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-8" type="surname" value="WILKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-8" type="given" value="WALTER HENRY"/>WALTER HENRY WILKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-9" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-9" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-9" type="surname" value="DAVIES"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-9" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-10" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-10" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-10" type="surname" value="NEWTON"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-10" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-11" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-11" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-11" type="surname" value="DIMSDALE"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DIMSDALE</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-12" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-12" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-12" type="surname" value="SAMUEL"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-12" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-13" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-13" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-13" type="surname" value="CHARLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-13" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-14" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-14" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-14" type="surname" value="FARMER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-14" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FARMER</persName> </hi>, Knt.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AUGUSTUS HENRY GLOSSOP HARRIS</hi>, Knt.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-15" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-15" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-15" type="surname" value="SHEPHEARD"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-15" type="given" value="BEAUMONT"/>BEAUMONT SHEPHEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-16" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-16" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-16" type="surname" value="BEARD"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-16" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs</hi> </p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270003"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAVORY, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-573">
<interp inst="t18910727-573" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-573" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-573-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-573-18910727 t18910727-573-offence-1 t18910727-573-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-573-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-573-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-573-18910727" type="age" value="56"/>
<interp inst="def1-573-18910727" type="surname" value="PINTER"/>
<interp inst="def1-573-18910727" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD PINTER</hi> (56)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-573-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-573-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-573-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18910727-573-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-573-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-573-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>to unlawfully attempt
<lb/>ing to obtain £40,000 from
<persName id="t18910727-name-18" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-18" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-18" type="surname" value="STREETER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-18" type="given" value="EDWIN WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-573-offence-1 t18910727-name-18"/>Edwin William Streeter</persName> by false pretences, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-573-punishment-1" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-573-punishment-1" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-573-punishment-1" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-573-18910727 t18910727-573-punishment-1"/>Three Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-574">
<interp inst="t18910727-574" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-574" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-574-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-574-18910727 t18910727-574-offence-1 t18910727-574-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-574-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-574-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-574-18910727" type="age" value="27"/>
<interp inst="def1-574-18910727" type="surname" value="WATLING"/>
<interp inst="def1-574-18910727" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR WATLING</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-574-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-574-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-574-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, To forging and uttering powers of attorney for the transfer of stock.—</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-574-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-574-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-574-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-574-punishment-2" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-574-punishment-2" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-574-punishment-2" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-574-18910727 t18910727-574-punishment-2"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-575">
<interp inst="t18910727-575" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-575" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-575-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-575-18910727 t18910727-575-offence-1 t18910727-575-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-575-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-575-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-575-18910727" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-575-18910727" type="surname" value="FISHER"/>
<interp inst="def1-575-18910727" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR FISHER</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-575-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-575-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-575-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, To forging a request for the delivery of a cheque-book.</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-575-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-575-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-575-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-575-punishment-3" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-575-punishment-3" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-575-punishment-3" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-575-18910727 t18910727-575-punishment-3"/>
<hi rend="italic">Two Days' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-4">
<interp inst="t18910727-4" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-4" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-4-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-4-18910727 t18910727-4-offence-1 t18910727-4-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-4-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-4-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-4-18910727" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-4-18910727" type="surname" value="PIERMAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-4-18910727" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES PIERMAN</hi>** (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-4-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-4-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-4-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, To breaking and entering
<placeName id="t18910727-geo-1">
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-4-offence-1 t18910727-geo-1"/>the Congregational Church, Wood Green</placeName>, and stealing certain books and £2, the goods and money of the
<persName id="t18910727-name-22" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-22" type="surname" value="HORDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-22" type="given" value="WILLIAM GARRETT"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-4-offence-1 t18910727-name-22"/>Rev. William Garrett Horden</persName>.—</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-4-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-4-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-4-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-4-punishment-4" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-4-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-4-punishment-4" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-4-18910727 t18910727-4-punishment-4"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For case tried in this Court this day see Surrey cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-577">
<interp inst="t18910727-577" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-577" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-577-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-577-18910727 t18910727-577-offence-1 t18910727-577-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-577-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-577-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-577-18910727" type="age" value="25"/>
<interp inst="def1-577-18910727" type="surname" value="RICHARDS"/>
<interp inst="def1-577-18910727" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY RICHARDS</hi> (25)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-577-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-577-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-577-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRUTLER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-24" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-24" type="surname" value="WILKS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-24" type="given" value="CHRISSY"/>CHRISSY WILKS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at a hairdresser's and jeweller's at. 3A, Sidney Place, Leicester Square—on 1st July, between 3 and 4 p.m., the prisoner came in and produced a watch chain, and asked for a swivel for it, which I gave him, and charged him sixpence—he gave me this two-shilling coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); I noticed that it was bad, and said that I had not got change—I recognised him as having given me a bad one before, and having seen the chain before I gave him in charge—he had been there on July 18, and shown me the same chain, and asked for a swivel, which I put on and charged him sixpence, and he paid me with this bad half-crown; I afterwards found it was bad, and kept it distinct.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270004"/>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> On 18th June I did not find the half-crown was bad till you had gone—I put it with other money, but there was no other half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-25" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-25" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-25" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the same shop—on 18th June the prisoner came in, and after he had gone this half-crown was found in the till on top of the other money—I also saw him come on July 18th and produce a chain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-26" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-26" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to H. M. Mint—these half-crowns are both counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-27" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">P</hi> 10). On July 1st, at 4.20 p.m., I was called to 3A, Sidney Place, and the prisoner was given into my charge—I asked him, how the coin came into his possession; he said he changed a half-sovereign on Saturday night, and must have got it then—he gave his address, 93, Leather Lane—I found on him two good florins and a penny.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that he had no idea that the first half-crown was bad, being nearly blind, and that he took the second one in change.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-577-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-577-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-577-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Chelmsford on November 2nd,</hi> 1886,
<hi rend="italic">of feloniously uttering counterfeit coin, when he was sentenced to five years' penal servitude.—
<rs id="t18910727-577-punishment-5" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-577-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-577-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-577-18910727 t18910727-577-punishment-5"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude,</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-578">
<interp inst="t18910727-578" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-578" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-578-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-578-18910727 t18910727-578-offence-1 t18910727-578-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-578-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-578-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-578-18910727" type="age" value="43"/>
<interp inst="def1-578-18910727" type="surname" value="GREGORY"/>
<interp inst="def1-578-18910727" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GREGORY</hi> (43)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-578-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-578-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-578-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously making twenty pieces of counterfeit coin resembling half-crowns.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-29" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE MASON</persName> </hi>. I have known the prisoner three or four weeks—I met him first about the last day of June on London Bridge—I had some talk with him, and went with him to Victoria Park—on the way he gave me a half-crown to get a two penny loaf—I went into a baker's shop and offered it in payment; she broke it in the tester, and gave me the pieces—I went back and gave them to Gregory, and told him; he said nothing, but threw them into the water in Victoria Park—he said he would put me in the way of earning two or three shillings in
<hi rend="italic">doing</hi> counterfeit coin, and he produced a half-crown and said, "This is a bad one "—he asked me to go to his house, and on the way he gave me a half-crown, and said, "Go to the post-office and get some stamps "—I did not go because I thought I could not change it, but I went next door and got two penny eggs, and the woman gave me 2s. 4d. change—the prisoner was opposite, and I went with him to 62, Queensberry Street, Islington—he had only one room there as a sleeping and living room, and I occupied it with him till I was taken in custody—he said his name was Gregory, and I said my name was Mason—when I arrived there I stopped outside and he went in and came out and brought out five half-crowns, and gave me one of them—he filed the edges of them, and went into shops and passed them, all five, one at a time—after that we went back to his lodging—three or four days afterwards he made a mould for some shillings, and put it on the hob to dry, and then poured some metal in, and made two or three shillings—he also made a mould for three half-crowns, and I saw him make about a dozen and a half shillings and half-crowns—I went with him and saw him buy some metal like solder, which he melted in a little pot—July 10th, the Friday before I was taken, was the last time I saw the half-crown mould used—he poured metal into it</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270005"/>
<p>—they were afterwards filed and silvered—I saw some blue stone and water, and he put a zinc thing in, and put some copper wire to it, and the coins at the end of the wire—there was some silver in a cup—I went out with him on Saturday, the 11th, about one o'clock—he took out twelve half-crowns with him, and left eight in a tin box under the washhand-stand—that box was used for keeping the metal in—when we were out he carried the coins, and gave me one at a time—I took them to twelve post offices, and passed ten of them—I went to one post-office at the corner of Balls Pond Road, and got 5s. worth of stamps, and put down a bad half-crown and 2s. 6d. in good money—I gave the stamps to the prisoner, and he put them in his pocket—on the same afternoon I went to a post-office in High Street, Stoke Newington, and gave a half-crown to a man who said it was bad, who took the stamps back and gave back the coin—we then went to a post-office at Stamford Hill—the prisoner remained opposite—I asked for some stamps, and the young man behind the counter broke the coin—the prisoner threw the pieces over the hoarding—all those visits were on the afternoon of the 11th—we went to Essex Road that evening, and the prisoner sent me to buy a cup and saucer—the prisoner stood two or three yards off—the coin was found to be bad, and I was taken in custody, and saw the prisoner going away towards home—he had said to me, "If you are caught I will throw the mould into the canal."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You first met me on the last day of June—I said I was hungry, and you took me to a public-house and gave me something—when we had passed one half-crown we went home for more—I have been convicted of stealing two pigeons.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-30" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the post-office, 261, Balls Pond Road—about 2nd or 3rd July the prisoner came in for five shillings worth of stamps—my sister served him; he gave her two half-crowns, and she handed one to me, and asked me in his presence if it was good—I tried it between my teeth, and said, "No"—it was gritty—it was handed back, and good money paid—on July 22nd I went to the police-station, and picked the prisoner out from a number of men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-31" type="surname" value="COLE"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-31" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COLE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the post-office, 39, High Street, Stoke Newington—on 11th July Mason came in for four shillingsworth of stamps—he tendered a half-crown, twelve penny pieces, and some six-pences—after he left I found the half-crown was bad—the prisoner was brought back, and I took the stamps away—I had seen the prisoner a fortnight before, when I served him with some postage-stamps—I do not know what he paid with, but there was a bad half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-32" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-32" type="surname" value="SCUTT"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-32" type="given" value="LILA"/>LILA SCUTT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Stamford Hill post-office—on. the afternoon of 11th July a boy about Mason's size came in and asked for four shillingsworth of stamps, and gave me a bad half-crown and sixpence and twelvepence—I found out immediately that the half-crown was bad, and called him back and gave him the pieces—I saw it broken in the tester—I recognise the prisoner as having given me bad money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-33" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-33" type="surname" value="OATES"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-33" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET OATES</persName> </hi>. I assist my son in a china-shop, 140, Essex Road, Islington—on the night of 11th July I was outside the shop serving—Mason came and asked for a penny cup and saucer, and tendered a half-crown; I asked if he had any coppers; he said, "No "—I handed the half-crown to my son, who said, "Come here, my lad; where did you get</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270006"/>
<p>this from?"—he said, "My mother gave it to me"—he threw it down, and broke a piece off with the heel of his boot on the wooden floor—a constable came and took the boy—this is the half-crown,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-34" type="surname" value="AUSTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM AUSTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">N</hi> 353). On 11th July I was on duty at night in Essex Road, and saw Mason outside No. 140—he picked up a couple of saucers outside, and tendered a half-crown to Mrs. Oates—I took him into the shop, and took him into custody—I then saw the prisoner about twelve yards from the shop, walking behind me—I took the boy to the station, and then went to 62, Queensberry Street, and saw a woman there—about five minutes afterwards the prisoner came in as I was going out; I said, "Have you a son here?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "He is detained at Upper Street Police-station"—he said, "What, with that half-crown?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "I hope it is a good one"—we then got to the station, and he said, "I gave him the half-crown; I did not know it was a bad one. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went into your room at your invitation.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-35" type="surname" value="ISAACSON"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-35" type="given" value="FOSTER"/>FOSTER ISAACSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, St. Paul's Road, Islington, and am a cigar. merchant—on 11th July I went to the post-office at 261, Balls Pond Road, and changed a half-sovereign, and received two half-crowns, two florins, and one shilling; I had nothing but gold at that time—I after
<lb/>wards looked at the half-crowns and found one of them bad—I gave it to Sergeant Smith—this is it; I marked it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-36" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-36" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi>). I took the prisoner on a warrant on 15th July—I read it to him; he said, "Who gave you that information?"—I said, "William George Davis, your boy"—he said, "That is not his name; we shall see by-and-bye"—I alluded to the boy Mason, who first gave his name Gregory, then Davis, and then Mason, which is his correct name—I went with Detective Dyke to the first floor back room at 62, Queensberry Street, and got in with a key which I found on the prisoner—I searched the room, and found this file, pipe, piece of looking-glass, jelly-pot, and copper wire; some in a cupboard and the others under the bed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-37" type="surname" value="AUSTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM AUSTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Half or three quarters of an hour elapsed between my leaving Mrs. Oates' shop and going to 62, Queensberry Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were not really detained at the station, you were there on behalf of your boy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-38" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—the coins are both counterfeit, and from the same mould—this file could be used in the manufacture of counterfeit coin, and there is metal on it—there is no liquid in these pots now, but the blue liquid was probably sul
<lb/>phate of copper, which is used in the silvering process.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Everything the boy has said is entirely false; he states this to clear himself. Everything he says contradicts the other. He is relating a conversation which he heard between me and another person relating to years gone by.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-578-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-578-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-578-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He had been several times convicted, and sentenced to six years and ten years' penal servitude.—
<rs id="t18910727-578-punishment-6" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-578-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-578-punishment-6" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-578-18910727 t18910727-578-punishment-6"/>Twelve Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270007"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-579">
<interp inst="t18910727-579" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-579" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-579-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-579-18910727 t18910727-579-offence-1 t18910727-579-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-579-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-579-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-579-18910727" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def1-579-18910727" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="def1-579-18910727" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SMITH</hi> (17)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-579-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-579-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-579-18910727" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def2-579-18910727" type="surname" value="RAEMERS"/>
<interp inst="def2-579-18910727" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES RAEMERS</hi> (20)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-579-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-579-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-579-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18910727-579-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-579-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-579-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to a burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18910727-name-41" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-41" type="surname" value="VESTY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-41" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-579-offence-1 t18910727-name-41"/>Joseph Vesty</persName>, and stealing a quantity of clothing, value £4 10s., his property.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-579-punishment-7" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-579-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-579-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-579-18910727 t18910727-579-punishment-7"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-579-18910727 t18910727-579-punishment-7"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-580">
<interp inst="t18910727-580" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-580" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-580-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-580-18910727 t18910727-580-offence-1 t18910727-580-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-580-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-580-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-580-18910727" type="age" value="38"/>
<interp inst="def1-580-18910727" type="surname" value="CROMER"/>
<interp inst="def1-580-18910727" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK CROMER</hi> (38)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-580-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-580-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-580-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to unlawfully obtaining two swords from
<persName id="t18910727-name-43" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-43" type="surname" value="LOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-43" type="given" value="ARTHUR GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-580-offence-1 t18910727-name-43"/>Arthur George Lock</persName>, and other swords from other persons, by false pretences.—</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-580-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-580-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-580-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-580-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-580-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-580-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-580-18910727 t18910727-580-punishment-8"/>
<hi rend="italic">Two Months, without Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-581">
<interp inst="t18910727-581" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-581" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-581-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-581-18910727 t18910727-581-offence-1 t18910727-581-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-581-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-581-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-581-18910727" type="surname" value="TITCHMARSH"/>
<interp inst="def1-581-18910727" type="given" value="JOHN EDWARD LEONARD HARMAN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN EDWARD LEONARD HARMAN TITCHMARSH</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18910727-581-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-581-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-581-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, to feloniously marrying
<persName id="t18910727-name-45" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-45" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-45" type="surname" value="PHELAN"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-45" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-581-offence-1 t18910727-name-45"/>Eliza Phelan</persName>, his wife being then alive</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-581-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-581-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-581-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-581-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-581-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-581-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-581-18910727 t18910727-581-punishment-9"/>
<hi rend="italic">Two Days' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-10">
<interp inst="t18910727-10" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-10" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-10-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-18910727 t18910727-10-offence-1 t18910727-10-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-10-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-10-18910727 t18910727-10-offence-1 t18910727-10-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-10-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-18910727 t18910727-10-offence-2 t18910727-10-verdict-2"/>
<persName id="def1-10-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-10-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-10-18910727" type="age" value="32"/>
<interp inst="def1-10-18910727" type="surname" value="GROUT"/>
<interp inst="def1-10-18910727" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GROUT</hi> (32)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-10-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-10-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-10-18910727" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def2-10-18910727" type="surname" value="BEAUMONT"/>
<interp inst="def2-10-18910727" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BEAUMONT</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-10-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-10-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-10-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18910727-name-48" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-48" type="surname" value="LEA"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM LANE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-10-offence-1 t18910727-name-48"/>William Lane Lea</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-10-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-10-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-10-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GROUT</hi> also
<rs id="t18910727-10-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-10-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-10-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18910727-10-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-10-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-10-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to a burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18910727-name-49" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-49" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-49" type="surname" value="HEYMANSON"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-49" type="given" value="ADELAIDE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-10-offence-2 t18910727-name-49"/>Adelaide Heymanson</persName>, and stealing a musical box and a pair of scissors, the goods of
<persName id="t18910727-name-50" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-50" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-50" type="surname" value="HOLLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-50" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-10-offence-2 t18910727-name-50"/>Rebecca Holland</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BEAUMONT</hi> also
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to a conviction of felony at this Court in June, 1880.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-10-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-10-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-10-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-18910727 t18910727-10-punishment-10"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-10-18910727 t18910727-10-punishment-10"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-583">
<interp inst="t18910727-583" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-583" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-583-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-583-18910727 t18910727-583-offence-1 t18910727-583-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-583-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-583-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-583-18910727" type="age" value="50"/>
<interp inst="def1-583-18910727" type="surname" value="HEUSER"/>
<interp inst="def1-583-18910727" type="given" value="ERICH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ERICH HEUSER</hi> (50)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-583-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-583-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-583-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlawfully attempting to procure certain acts of indecency.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-583-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-583-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-583-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-584">
<interp inst="t18910727-584" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-584" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-584-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-584-18910727 t18910727-584-offence-1 t18910727-584-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-584-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-584-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-584-18910727" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def1-584-18910727" type="surname" value="LANDEN"/>
<interp inst="def1-584-18910727" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES LANDEN</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-584-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-584-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-584-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>, Indecently assaulting
<persName id="t18910727-name-53" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-53" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-53" type="surname" value="FLETCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-53" type="given" value="ELIZABETH ALICE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-584-offence-1 t18910727-name-53"/>Elizabeth Alice Fletcher</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-584-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-584-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-584-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-585">
<interp inst="t18910727-585" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-585" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-585-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-585-18910727 t18910727-585-offence-1 t18910727-585-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-585-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-585-18910727 t18910727-585-offence-1 t18910727-585-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-585-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-585-18910727 t18910727-585-offence-1 t18910727-585-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-585-charge-4" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-585-18910727 t18910727-585-offence-1 t18910727-585-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-585-charge-5" targOrder="Y" targets="def5-585-18910727 t18910727-585-offence-1 t18910727-585-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-585-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-585-18910727" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-585-18910727" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def1-585-18910727" type="surname" value="BOWLEY"/>
<interp inst="def1-585-18910727" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CATHERINE BOWLEY</hi> (17)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-585-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-585-18910727" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-585-18910727" type="age" value="15"/>
<interp inst="def2-585-18910727" type="surname" value="HARNETT"/>
<interp inst="def2-585-18910727" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH ANN HARNETT</hi> </persName> (15),
<persName id="def3-585-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-585-18910727" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def3-585-18910727" type="age" value="16"/>
<interp inst="def3-585-18910727" type="surname" value="FURBY"/>
<interp inst="def3-585-18910727" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN FURBY</hi> (16)</persName>,
<persName id="def4-585-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def4-585-18910727" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def4-585-18910727" type="age" value="15"/>
<interp inst="def4-585-18910727" type="surname" value="EVERSON"/>
<interp inst="def4-585-18910727" type="given" value="ALICE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALICE EVERSON</hi> </persName> (15), and
<persName id="def5-585-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def5-585-18910727" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def5-585-18910727" type="age" value="15"/>
<interp inst="def5-585-18910727" type="surname" value="DONOVAN"/>
<interp inst="def5-585-18910727" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN DONOVAN</hi> (15)</persName>,
<rs id="t18910727-585-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-585-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-585-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs> to
<rs id="t18910727-585-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-585-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-585-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>a burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18910727-name-59" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-59" type="surname" value="STOY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-59" type="given" value="JOHN FREDERICK"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-585-offence-1 t18910727-name-59"/>John Frederick Stoy</persName>, and stealing a watch and other articles, value £42. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BOWLEY</hi>* and
<hi rend="largeCaps">FURBY</hi>
<rs id="t18910727-585-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-585-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-585-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-585-18910727 t18910727-585-punishment-11"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-585-18910727 t18910727-585-punishment-11"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARNETT, EVERSON</hi>, and
<hi rend="largeCaps">DONOVAN</hi>
<rs id="t18910727-585-punishment-12" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-585-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-585-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="otherInstitution"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-585-18910727 t18910727-585-punishment-12"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-585-18910727 t18910727-585-punishment-12"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def5-585-18910727 t18910727-585-punishment-12"/>
<hi rend="italic">Ten Days' Imprisonment and Three Years in a Reformatory.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-586">
<interp inst="t18910727-586" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-586" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-586-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-586-18910727 t18910727-586-offence-1 t18910727-586-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-586-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-586-18910727" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-586-18910727" type="surname" value="DONOVAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-586-18910727" type="given" value="JULIA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JULIA DONOVAN</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18910727-586-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-586-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-586-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>for the same offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. B. A. SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-61" type="surname" value="ABBOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-61" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ABBOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant F</hi> 6). On 7th July I was in the station; I had received information of a burglary committed in the Lansdown Road, Notting Hill—about half-past seven a.m. Mary Ann Donovan and the prisoner came, and Mary Ann said, "Are four girls locked up here for burglary?"—I said, "Yes"—she said, "I was with them when they broke into the house, and I wish to give myself up "—the prisoner said, "I was with the others, but I did not go into the house; I waited outside with a girl named Annie Cullen, who lives in St. Clement's Road, and watched to see if a policeman or anybody else was about whilst the others were inside "—I took these statements in writing, and they signed them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-62" type="surname" value="PRINCE"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PRINCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective F</hi>). On 6th July I had received informa
<lb/>tion of this burglary—I went with two other officers to the house, and watched the pavement below from the drawing-room—I saw the pri
<lb/>soner and the five other girls who have pleaded guilty in Chichester Road, which is opposite the house—they were playing about in the road, and occasionally one or two would walk round in front of the house; when a man in uniform came by they would walk away and come back again—the prisoner did not go round by the house, but she was playing about</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270008"/>
<p>with the others—when it began to get dusk I missed them; I could not see them from where I was then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know what they were going into the house for. I never had any of the stolen property. I know nothing at all about it, nor what they had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. DONOVAN</hi>. I am the prisoner's mother—she is a good girl, only fourteen years old, and has done nothing wrong—she went away with Furby, who said she would be well done for.</p>
<rs id="t18910727-586-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-586-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-586-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on account of her youth.</hi> </rs> The police sergeant stated that he had reason to believe she had been led into it.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-586-punishment-13" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-586-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-586-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-586-18910727 t18910727-586-punishment-13"/>Two Days' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-587">
<interp inst="t18910727-587" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-587" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-587-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-587-18910727 t18910727-587-offence-1 t18910727-587-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-587-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-587-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-587-18910727" type="age" value="48"/>
<interp inst="def1-587-18910727" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="def1-587-18910727" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SMITH</hi> (48)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-587-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-587-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-587-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Unlawfully attempting to commit a burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18910727-name-64" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-64" type="surname" value="WALTON"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-64" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-587-offence-1 t18910727-name-64"/>John Walton</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> for the unlawful possession of housebreaking implements.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-65" type="surname" value="WALTON,"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-65" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WALTON, JUN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, and live at 15, Landrock Road, Hornsey—on 29th June, about half-past eleven at night, I was with a friend in Ridge Road, Hornsey, which runs parallel with Mount View Road, where my father lives—I heard a whistle, and we ran in the direction, and just before getting to the corner saw the prisoner running down Granville Street into Ridge Road; another man was ahead of him, and a constable in chase—I got up to him just as the constable stopped him, and went to the station with him—I afterwards went to my father's house, 137, Mount View Road, and found the door broken, as if by a jemmy—the house was a furnished house, but had been unoccupied for some time—I had passed the house three times the previous day, and it was then all right.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-66" type="surname" value="DUNBAR"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-66" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID DUNBAR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi> 450). On 29th June, between half-past eleven and twelve, I was in Mount View Road, Hornsey, and in consequence of in
<lb/>formation I went down Mount View Road—I saw the prisoner with another man not in custody, standing under a lamp—I at once gave chase, and pursued them along Mount View Road, turning into Gran
<lb/>ville Road, and caught the prisoner in Ridge Road; the other escaped—I seized the prisoner; we had a struggle—he raised his left arm and was about to strike me with this jemmy—another constable came up and seized him by the arm—I took him into custody, and told him he would be charged with attempting to break into 137, Mount View Road—he made no reply—I searched him at the station, and found this jemmy in his pocket—I examined the door of the prosecutor's house, and found on it marks corresponding with both these jemmies; I also found some matches on the floor, which had been struck, and the prisoner had similar matches in his pocket—I had passed this house at six that morning, and it was quite right then; the gate was locked with handcuffs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I produce the matches; they had been struck on the doorway and window—I did not see you do anything.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-67" type="surname" value="DIXON"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-67" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DIXON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Y</hi>). I heard the whistle, and ran in the direction, and saw the prisoner standing with Dunbar; the prisoner had this large jemmy in his left hand raised, about to strike him; I secured him, and took him to Hornsey Station.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270009"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-68" type="surname" value="DESBOROUGH"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DESBOROUGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi> 217). On the evening of 29th June I passed the house, 137, Mount View Road about a quarter-past nine—I examined the door and found the premises all safe and the gate locked—at half-past eleven I saw the marks on the door and the gate open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi>
<rs id="t18910727-587-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-587-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-587-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>I Plead Guilty to having the jemmy on me, but to nothing else.</rs> </p>
<rs id="t18910727-587-punishment-14" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-587-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-587-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-587-18910727 t18910727-587-punishment-14"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-588">
<interp inst="t18910727-588" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-588" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-588-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-588-18910727 t18910727-588-offence-1 t18910727-588-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-588-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-588-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-588-18910727" type="age" value="61"/>
<interp inst="def1-588-18910727" type="surname" value="BILLINGS"/>
<interp inst="def1-588-18910727" type="given" value="WALTER"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER BILLINGS</hi> (61)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-588-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-588-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-588-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Corruptly making a false declara
<hi rend="italic">Second count,</hi> by false pretences causing
<persName id="t18910727-name-70" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-70" type="surname" value="STACEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-588-offence-1 t18910727-name-70"/>William George Stacey</persName> and
<persName id="t18910727-name-71" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-71" type="surname" value="FINNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-71" type="given" value="FRANCIS WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-588-offence-1 t18910727-name-71"/>Francis William Finney</persName> to execute a promissory note for £250, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FARRANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-72" type="surname" value="TURNBULL"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-72" type="given" value="RIVERS MONTAGU"/>RIVERS MONTAGU TURNBULL</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and a commissioner to administer oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature, at Mitre Court, Temple—on 30th January I went to the office of the prosecutor's solicitor in the same building, and the prisoner made this declaration before me, and signed it in my presence—I said, "I suppose you know all about this, it has been read over to you?"—he said, "Yes."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-73" type="surname" value="STACEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE STACEY</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial clerk, at 70, Ampthill Road, Tottenham—I have known the prisoner for seven months—about the end of last December he said he was in want of money; that he had a reversion, under his brother's will, of a considerable amount, and that he wanted a loan—he told me he had not charged the reversion—in consequence of what he told me I signed this promissory note at his request—I should not have signed it except for what he told me—I signed it at my City office, and handed it to Mr. Finney, an old friend of mine, who introduced the prisoner to me—proceedings were instituted against me in respect of this note, and judgment signed against me in default.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The first advance and promissory note were for £100, and then subsequently you came and made a statement, and believing it, and on your declaration we agreed to lend our names for you to receive £250—the note for £100 was destroyed at the time the note for £250 was given—the note was made on 30th January; evidently the declaration had been made before I was asked for the note—a bill with three names is not negotiable till it is complete—the declaration was made before the others signed—I was to have 5 per cent, interest for signing the note.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-74" type="surname" value="FINNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-74" type="given" value="FRANCIS WILLIAM"/>FRANCIS WILLIAM FINNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a manufacturer's agent, living at 158, Malpas Road, Brockley—I have known the prisoner for some years—he told me he was in want of money, and said he had a sixth share under his brother's will; there was about £25,000; after paying off certain legacies it left him £18,000 or £19,000—he said he had never charged it—in consequence of what he told me I signed a promissory note for £250 at his request—on that day I attended at 5, Mitre Court Chambers with the prisoner and Mr. Robinson—I saw Mr. Turnbull there—the prisoner made a declaration that he had not dealt with his reversionary interest in any shape or form; that was read to him in my presence—I nut my signature to the promissory note—Mr. Robinson gave him for the promissory note a cheque which he cashed in Fleet Street—the prisoner did not pay" the promissory note; proceedings were taken against me, and judgment was given in default—the prisoner gave me £10 as considera
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270010"/>
<p>—if he had not told me he had not dealt with the reversionary interest in any way I should not have signed the promissory note.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. Only Mr. Stacey's signature was on the note when I signed it—the prisoner had £100 first, and when he had the £250 he paid the £100 off, because he had it from a different party, the second time I think; I could not tell what he paid for the £250 accommodation—I was a manufacturer's agent at this time—I am not in the habit of taking money for finding people to pick up bills—I should not have signed my name to this bill unless the prisoner had wanted to go into busi
<lb/>ness with me: he was going to put £600 down to join me in business—I thought his story about the reversion was all right, as I had known him as a gentleman for many years—the declaration was made before I signed this note—when I signed the note two more signatures were wanting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-75" type="surname" value="HELLIER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN HELLIER</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Lawford, Water-house, and Lawford, solicitors, 28, Austin Friars—they are solicitors to Mr. Radford, who was trustee under the will of Albert Billings, the prisoner's deceased brother—the prisoner at one time was entitled to a reversionary interest in one-sixth share, subject to the life interest of the widow, and her right to appoint a sum of £1,000—the prisoner borrowed on mortgage on his interest, and I was instructed to pay off that mortgage, taking a reassignment, and clearing up some other claims against the prisoner, which I did—I afterwards took a clear mortgage, which is still existing—in 1882 he sold to Mrs. Emma Radford his equity of redemp
<lb/>tion in the reversion, subject to the previous mortgage, for £300—on that occasion the prisoner was represented by a solicitor, Charles Edward Smith, who perused the documents, and gave him the figures—Mrs. Radford then really gave more than it was worth—the reversion was then sold for £800; the tenant for life was aged 41, and the residuary estate was invested in debenture stock, which has increased something like 20 per cent, in value—the figures were represented by £680, and the value of that reversion would exceed £1,100 or £1,200—that is nearly ten years ago—it is absolutely untrue for the prisoner to say that he had in no way dealt with it—at that time he was not interested in it at all; he had parted with all his interest in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Your sister did not tell you it was held over for you; that is imagination—Mrs. Radford is your sister.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I did not intend to defraud. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-76" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-76" type="surname" value="BURGESS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-76" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BURGESS</persName> </hi>. I am single; the prisoner is my master—Mr. Finney came to our place with Mr. Stacey, and said he had made arrangements with Mr. Robinson that they were going to pay so much a month, and that that was the agreement—I was in the hall, and heard Mr. Finney say he was going to make an arrangement with Mr. Robinson for Mr. Stacey to pay so much money down and so much afterwards—Mr. Robinson is one of the solicitors I suppose—they have taken and sold the furniture, which is Mrs. Billings's property; it is her separate estate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that the first count of the indictment was bad, as it neither stated that the declaration was made before a Commissioner for Oaths, nor that it was false in a material particular. Upon the second count the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found the prisoner</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-588-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-588-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-588-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270011"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-589">
<interp inst="t18910727-589" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-589" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-589-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-589-18910727 t18910727-589-offence-1 t18910727-589-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-589-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-589-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-589-18910727" type="age" value="40"/>
<interp inst="def1-589-18910727" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="def1-589-18910727" type="given" value="CHARLES VALENTINE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES VALENTINE SMITH</hi> (40)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-589-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-589-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-589-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, Feloniously marrying
<persName id="t18910727-name-78" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-78" type="surname" value="RILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-78" type="given" value="ANN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-589-offence-1 t18910727-name-78"/>Ann Riley</persName> during the lifetime of his wife.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-79" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-79" type="surname" value="RILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-79" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN RILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, living at 19, Rupert Road, Holloway—I have a laundry business—on 25th December I went through the ceremony of marriage with the prisoner at St. Judo's Church, Gray's Inn Road—this is the certificate—I lived with him as his wife at 19, Rupert Road, till the middle of April, when we agreed' to separate, because we were continually quarreling—while I was with him, a month or six weeks after our wedding, I heard he was a married man from something he said, and I went to Somerset House, searched the register, and found he was married—I got this copy of the certificate there, (
<hi rend="italic">this was the certificate of a marriage on</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th October,</hi> 1882,
<hi rend="italic"> at the parish church, Islington, between Charles Valentine Smith and Rebecca Taylor</hi>)—I did not know when I married him that he had been married before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I came to your lodging once, and your landlady said something about your being married, but you told me you had lived with a woman for eight years—you told me that when you first met me—you have four wives living now—I came to your place with your third wife—we separated in the middle of April on account of your vile tongue—I have had nineteen children; sixteen are living.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-80" type="surname" value="COUOHMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-80" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COUOHMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant Y</hi>). About half-past twelve on the 20th I took the prisoner into custody, and said he would be charged with bigamy and felony, and whatever he said might be used in evidence against him—he said, "It is quite right about my having a wife living; but she is no wife of mine, as she is a prostitute, walking the Euston Road, and she" (referring to Mrs. Riley) "knew I was a married man when we got married"—I have compared one of these certificates with the register at St. Mary's, Islington, and the other with the register at St. Jude's, Gray's Inn Road; they are correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. SHEAN</hi>. I am the wife of John J. Shean, 25, Seaton Street, Hampstead Road—on 8th October, 1882, I was present at St. Mary's Church, Islington, at the wedding of the prisoner with Rebecca Taylor—I saw her at the Police-court about three weeks ago—I was one of the witnesses who signed the register; I was Sarah Drewitt at that time; I have married since—I saw them after their little girl was born, and again about three years afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-81" type="surname" value="COUCHMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-81" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COUCHMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). The prisoner was married previous to 1882—that wife was supposed to be dead in 1882—he has been married four times I am told.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-589-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-589-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-589-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court in December,</hi> 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against him for stealing a watch, the property of Ann Riley.—
<rs id="t18910727-589-punishment-15" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-589-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-589-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-589-18910727 t18910727-589-punishment-15"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-590">
<interp inst="t18910727-590" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-590" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-590-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-590-18910727 t18910727-590-offence-1 t18910727-590-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-590-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-590-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-590-18910727" type="age" value="91"/>
<interp inst="def1-590-18910727" type="surname" value="SOER"/>
<interp inst="def1-590-18910727" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SOER</hi> (91)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-590-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-590-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-590-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>, Unlawfully and indecently assaulting
<persName id="t18910727-name-83" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-83" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-83" type="surname" value="GARDNER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-83" type="given" value="ALICE JANE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-590-offence-1 t18910727-name-83"/>Alice Jane Gardner</persName>, a girl under thirteen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRANSTCUN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<rs id="t18910727-590-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-590-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-590-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-590-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-590-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-590-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-590-18910727 t18910727-590-punishment-16"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270012"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Charles</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-591">
<interp inst="t18910727-591" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-591" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-591-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-591-18910727 t18910727-591-offence-1 t18910727-591-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-591-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-591-18910727 t18910727-591-offence-2 t18910727-591-verdict-2"/>
<persName id="def1-591-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-591-18910727" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-591-18910727" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def1-591-18910727" type="surname" value="NORTH"/>
<interp inst="def1-591-18910727" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUISA NORTH</hi>(23)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-591-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-591-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-591-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18910727-591-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-591-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-591-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>to unlawfully endeavour
<lb/>ing to conceal the birth of her child.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">She received a good character.—
<rs id="t18910727-591-punishment-17" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-591-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-591-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-591-18910727 t18910727-591-punishment-17"/>Discharged on her own recognizance.</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-591-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-591-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-591-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/>The prisoner teas also charged on the Coroner's inquisition for the manslaughter of the said child, upon which</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NICHOLSON</hi>,
<rs id="t18910727-591-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-591-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-591-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-592">
<interp inst="t18910727-592" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-592" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-592-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-592-18910727 t18910727-592-offence-1 t18910727-592-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-592-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-592-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-592-18910727" type="age" value="38"/>
<interp inst="def1-592-18910727" type="surname" value="BEMMER"/>
<interp inst="def1-592-18910727" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BEMMER</hi> (38)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-592-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-592-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-592-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
<persName id="t18910727-name-86" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-86" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-86" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-86" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-592-offence-1 t18910727-name-86"/>Eliza Saunders</persName>, with intent to murder.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted,</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-87" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-87" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-87" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>"ELIZA SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am a laundry woman, and live at 39, Manchester Road, Notting Hill—I lived with the prisoner as his wife till about five months ago—on Saturday night, 27th June last, I was out with the prisoner and returned to 39, Manchester Road about twenty minutes to twelve; he then asked me to go out with him again—I said no, I was not going any more, for my baby was ill—he said, "If you don't go out, you b-----, I will do for you"—he then hit me under the ear, and threw me on the bed—I did not know that he had a knife until I felt the blood come—I screamed, and an old lady that I lived with came to my assistance—this took place in the back parlour—my two children were in bed at the time, but I did not know they were there; Harry was one of them—the prisoner was not living there with me at this time; he came there sometimes; he met me that night at work; he was generally there when I left off work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> On the night this happened I did not say I was tired of my life, and I would do for myself and my two children also; I never took up the knife—I never saw the knife till I went into the room with the policeman—after receiving the wound I ran out into the street to go to the doctor's; I met the policeman, and he took me back—I had some bruises on my arm, but that had nothing to do with this; it was in a row that I and the old lady had—on the Wednesday evening before this I was at his place all night, and it was a wonder I was not killed then.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-88" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-88" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am eight years old, and live with my mother at 39, Manchester Road—on this Saturday night I was in bed in the back parlour when my mother came in with the prisoner—I saw him push her in the back first, then he took up a knife on a box where mother put the washing; this is it—he made a stroke with it, and then dropped it on the floor—she screamed out, and went into Mr. Clark's room—I saw blood on the bed—after hitting her he said, "Now I have done it!"—I was sitting up in bed when I saw this.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-89" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-89" type="surname" value="PEARL"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-89" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE PEARL</persName> </hi>. I am a widow; I live at 39, Manchester Road—Eliza Saunders lodged there with me; she occupied the back parlour; she is no relation to me; the child has been brought up to call me "Grannie"—I know the prisoner—on Saturday, 27th June, about half-past eleven, the prosecutrix came in with the prisoner—they then went out together to the Bull public-house—they were out for about ten minutes; it was about twenty minutes to twelve when they brought in a pint of beer—they came straight through into the back kitchen—he asked for a shirt which I had washed—she went out of the back kitchen into the back</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270013"/>
<p>parlour; he followed her—I heard her say, "I don't want you following me"—the back parlour was where she slept and where the little boy slept—he was in bed; he had not been in bed long; my son had put him to bed—the prisoner said, "Are you not going out again?"—she said, "No, I am not, not to have a blowing up when I come back," meaning that I should be cross with her—he then said, "Then you don't want me," and then I heard a dreadful scream from her, momentarily—I then new into the back parlour, thinking he had hit her—he was leaning over her on the bed—she was bleeding, and I felt blood on my arm—I was very much frightened—I said, "Good God, Bemmer, what have you done?"—he said, "I have done it, and I meant to do it"—my son's wife, Mrs. Clark, then came in—Saunders ran out as soon as she could—Mrs. Clark hit the prisoner on the back, but he would not release her till my son came in, and he pulled him away—a police
<lb/>man afterwards came—I saw that the prisoner had something in his hand, but I could not say what it was—the box the boy speaks of was really two boxes covered with a cloth and used as a table.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-90" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-90" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-90" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CLARK</persName> </hi>. I lodge at 39, Manchester Road—on Saturday, 27th June, between half-past eleven and twelve, I heard a scream, and went to Saunders' room, and saw her and the prisoner struggling together partly on the bed—I tried to take his arm from her—finding I could not called my husband—the prosecutrix was under, and the prisoner was leaning over her—I heard something fall on the floor in the struggle;. it sounded like steel and the handle together—when Mrs. Pearl came in she asked what he was doing—he said, "It is done, and I meant to do it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-91" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-91" type="given" value="HARRY JAMES"/>HARRY JAMES CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—on 27th June, about 11.30, I saw the prosecutrix come in with the prisoner—I did not see where they came from—I was in the front parlour—I did not hear the prisoner say anything when he came in—later I heard a scream—my wife went into the prosecutrix's room—I heard her call me, and then I went in and caught the prisoner by the collar—he was standing by the fireplace, away from the bed—I said, "What the b----hell have you been doing, Jim?"—he said, "It is done; where is Eliza? let me kiss her before I go"—I sent for a policeman, and stayed with the prisoner till he came.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-92" type="surname" value="MURRELL"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-92" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK MURRELL</persName> </hi>. I am house physician at the West London Hospital—the prosecutrix was brought there about a quarter to two on Sunday morning, 28th June—I examined her; on the chin I found a small superficial wound about an inch long, and below the chin I found a deeper wound about three inches long, which had turned down a flap of skin—it was not really a deep wound; there had been a good deal of hemorrhage—the wounds themselves were not dangerous—they would be caused by a sharp instrument such as this knife—I attended to her and sent her away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-93" type="surname" value="TIDD"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-93" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED TIDD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">X</hi> 123). I met the prosecutrix a little before twelve on the evening of 27th June; I went with her to 39, Manchester Road, and there took the prisoner into custody—he said to prosecutrix, "You have done it yourself."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-94" type="surname" value="KIRK"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-94" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR KIRK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">K</hi> 478). I was sent for to 39, Manchester Road, and saw the prisoner in the custody of Tidd—the prosecutrix picked up this, knife, and handed it to me.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270014"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-95" type="surname" value="JENKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-95" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JENKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector X</hi>). On 27th June I was at Notting Dale Station—the prisoner was brought in and charged—he wished to make a statement—I cautioned him, and took down this statement in writing, and read it to him, and he put his mark to it. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "The first thing this evening, at 9.20, I met Eliza Saunders at the Nut Brown public-house, Bramley Road. We went in and had refreshment; we then walked on till we got to the York public-house in the same road; we met a friend who asked her to have another drink; she declined, we went to 39. I asked her for my shirt. She said, 'We will go and get it.' I said, 'All right, put your coat on, and we will have a joint of meat.' We then went to the Old Black Bull and had some ale, and brought back a pint of porter for the old woman. Mrs. Saunders said, 'Jim, I will kill my two children.' She took up a knife, and then she screamed and said, 'Jim, I have done it,' and then ran out of the room."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I have spoken the truth in what I have said; what the boy has said is quite wrong.</p>
<rs id="t18910727-592-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-592-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-592-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawful wounding</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-592-punishment-18" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-592-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-592-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-592-18910727 t18910727-592-punishment-18"/>Five Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-593">
<interp inst="t18910727-593" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-593" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-593-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-593-18910727 t18910727-593-offence-1 t18910727-593-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-593-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-593-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-593-18910727" type="age" value="60"/>
<interp inst="def1-593-18910727" type="surname" value="COSTELLO"/>
<interp inst="def1-593-18910727" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK COSTELLO</hi> (60)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-593-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-593-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-593-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Unlawfully attempting to ad
<lb/>minister poison to
<persName id="t18910727-name-97" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-97" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-97" type="surname" value="BASS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-97" type="given" value="JANE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-593-offence-1 t18910727-name-97"/>Jane Bass</persName>, so as to endanger her life.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count, So</hi> as to occasion actual bodily harm, and to injure, aggrieve, and annoy.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-98" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-98" type="surname" value="ROTTNDTREE"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-98" type="given" value="ETHEL LILY"/>ETHEL LILY ROTTNDTREE</persName> </hi>. I am eleven years old, and live with my mother in London Fields—on Friday afternoon, 26th June, about twenty minutes to four, I was in Mare Street, Hackney—the prisoner came up to me with a paper bag in his hand; he said, "Will you give these two buns to that woman standing at the corner selling flowers?"—he gave me the bag: and walked away—I went and gave the bag to the lady; I said something to her, and then walked away—about ten minutes after
<lb/>wards she came after me, and spoke to me, and showed me the buns—one of them was broken; there was some green-looking stuff inside—next day I went with two constables to a public-house in Mare Street—I saw some men there, and amongst them the man that had given me the buns; it was the prisoner—I pointed him out to the policeman—I pointed out to the policeman the place where the prisoner had given me the buns, and where the woman was standing. (
<hi rend="italic">George Sutton, J</hi> 92,
<hi rend="italic">produced and proved a plan</hi>)—I was standing near the railway arch on the left side—the prosecutrix was standing at the corner of Kenmure Road—I am sure the prisoner is the man—I had not seen him before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-99" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-99" type="surname" value="BASS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-99" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BASS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Bass, a hawker, and live in Jacob Street, Shoreditch—I sell flowers in the street—I have known the prisoner live or six years by sight, that is all; I have never spoken to him—I have spoken to his wife—she sells flowers in the street, and usually stands under the railway arch—I generally stand at the corner of Dalston Lane, and sometimes at the corner of Kenmure Road, and sometimes close to the railway arch, opposite the Railway Tavern—on the morning of 26th June I was standing outside the Railway Tavern up to about twelve o'clock—I was then moved by a constable—I saw the prisoner and his wife that morning—she was selling flowers close to where I was, under the arch—when I was moved by the constable I went to the corner of Kenmure Road—about twenty minutes to four the little girl Round tree came and gave me a bag with two buns in it, and walked away—I was the only</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270015"/>
<p>woman selling flowers at that corner—I broke one of the buns in halves, and was going to eat it—I noticed some yellow stuff come out of it—it smelt nasty—I went after the girl and spoke to her, and afterwards went to Hackney Police-station, and handed the bag and buns to Inspector Smith—this is the bag and the pieces of buns that are left.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-100" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-100" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector J</hi>). I was at the station about half-past five when Bass came to me with the paper bag and two buns, one broken—from the statement she made I had the buns examined by Dr. Gould—the name of the bag was "T. Hudson, 297, Mare Street," which is a very short distance from the railway arch—I was at the station when the prisoner was brought in; I took the charge against him and read it over to him; he said, "It is a lie; who is to prove it?"—next day, Sunday, he asked me for the stuff he wanted for his sore leg, referring to the bottle of phosphorus paste and blue stone and box of zinc ointment that was found on him by the constable; thinking that he meant the zinc ointment, I bought a pennyworth and gave it to him; he said, "I use it for my leg," referring to the box of phosphorus; he might have meant all four articles.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-101" type="surname" value="KNOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KNOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective J</hi>). On 26th June this matter was handed over to me to inquire into; I traced the little girl, and on the evening of 27th, about quarter to eight, I went with her and Sergeant White lock to the Cook public-house in Mare Street; there were ten or twelve men at the bar; she pointed to the prisoner and said, "That is the man who gave me the buns "—I went to the prisoner and said, "We are police officers, and are going to take you into custody for attempting to kill a woman named Jane Bass by administering to her a quantity of phosphorus paste in two bath buns"—he said, "I never bought no buns"—I took hum to the station, searched him, and found on him a box of zinc ointment, some blue stone, and this little box containing phosphorus paste marked "poison"—when the charge was read to him he said, "It is a lie, sir; who is to prove it?"—when the phosphorus paste was found on him he said, "I use that for my bad leg"—I had it in my hand, I did not say what it was—I think I said, "Here is a bottle containing phosphorus paste"; and he said, "I use that for my bad leg."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner,</hi> I came to you on the Saturday morning about half-past ten, and asked, "Do you know where a woman named Bass was standing?"—your wife answered, "No"—you said, "Why don't you speak the truth if you know anything about it?"—you afterwards said, "I don't know. the name, but I believe she lives near Shoreditch Church"—I did not charge you then, because I had no evidence against you—I had not traced the little girl.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-102" type="surname" value="GOULD"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-102" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GOULD</persName> </hi>, M. R. C. S., of 102, Clarence Road, Clapton. On Saturday, the 27th, I was sent for to Mare Street Police-station—Inspector Smith handed me a bundle containing the paper bag and the broken buns—I examined the buns and found they contained a large quantity of phosphorus paste, in my opinion sufficient to destroy life—a very small quantity would be injurious—I also examined this bottle of phosphorus paste—the quantity left in it and that in the buns would account for the difference—I believe it is sold for vermin—it is not recommended for bad legs; the zinc ointment would be a proper thing to use—apparently a hole was made in the bottom of the bun and the</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270016"/>
<p>paste put into it; it was not mixed up with the bun—both buns had been treated in the same way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you on the Saturday morning, and you told me you used the paste for your sore leg.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-103" type="surname" value="WHITELOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-103" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHITELOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant J</hi>). The little girl pointed out to me certain points in Mare Street where the prisoner spoke to her, and where Bass was standing—they were about 100 yards apart.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-104" type="surname" value="PERCY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-104" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT PERCY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">J</hi> 290). On the 20th June I was on fixed point duty in Mare Street, close to the railway arch—I saw Bass standing there at the opposite corner, outside the Railway Tavern; I saw the prisoner under the railway arch—he came to me and asked me to remove Bass, as she was stopping his customers, and taking his trade away—I refused to do it, and told him she had the same privilege as he had to stand here—he said he and his wife had stood there for a number of years, and the other had only just come, occasionally on a Saturday—next even
<lb/>ing, Sunday, he came to me about seven, there were several on the op
<lb/>posite side selling flowers, and he asked me to remove them, and keep them further from him, and if I did so he would make it all right—I refused.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, denied all knowledge of the buns or of the girl.</hi> </p>
<rs id="t18910727-593-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-593-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-593-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">on Second Count</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-593-punishment-19" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-593-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-593-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-593-18910727 t18910727-593-punishment-19"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-594">
<interp inst="t18910727-594" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-594" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-594-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-594-18910727 t18910727-594-offence-1 t18910727-594-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-594-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-594-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-594-18910727" type="age" value="48"/>
<interp inst="def1-594-18910727" type="surname" value="CURTIS"/>
<interp inst="def1-594-18910727" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD CURTIS</hi> (48)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-594-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-594-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-594-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18910727-594-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-594-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-594-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>to robbery with violence on
<persName id="t18910727-name-106" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-106" type="surname" value="FISHER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-106" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-594-offence-1 t18910727-name-106"/>Robert Fisher</persName>, and stealing a bag and 22s. 9d., his property.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-594-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-594-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-594-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-594-18910727 t18910727-594-punishment-20"/>Three Months Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-23">
<interp inst="t18910727-23" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-23" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-23-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-23-18910727 t18910727-23-offence-1 t18910727-23-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-23-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-23-18910727 t18910727-23-offence-1 t18910727-23-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-23-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-23-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-23-18910727" type="age" value="63"/>
<interp inst="def1-23-18910727" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="def1-23-18910727" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY MASON</hi> (63)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-23-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-23-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-23-18910727" type="age" value="50"/>
<interp inst="def2-23-18910727" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="def2-23-18910727" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WRIGHT</hi>** (50)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-23-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-23-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-23-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18910727-name-109" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-109" type="surname" value="ADCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-23-offence-1 t18910727-name-109"/>William Adcock</persName>, and stealing a watch and other articles, his property;</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WRIGHT</hi> having been convicted of burglary at this Court in July, 1889, in the name of Robert Smith, after a previous conviction of burglary.
<rs id="t18910727-23-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-23-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-23-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MASON</hi>
<rs id="t18910727-23-punishment-21" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-23-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-23-punishment-21" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-23-18910727 t18910727-23-punishment-21"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WRIGHT</hi>
<rs id="t18910727-23-punishment-22" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-23-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-23-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-23-18910727 t18910727-23-punishment-22"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Duke and Hitchcock, tried this day, see Kent cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-596">
<interp inst="t18910727-596" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-596" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-596-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-596-18910727 t18910727-596-offence-1 t18910727-596-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-596-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-596-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-596-18910727" type="age" value="32"/>
<interp inst="def1-596-18910727" type="surname" value="HILLSON"/>
<interp inst="def1-596-18910727" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HILLSON</hi> (32)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-596-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-596-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-596-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18910727-596-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-596-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-596-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>to indecently assault
<persName id="t18910727-name-111" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-111" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-111" type="surname" value="ABBLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-111" type="given" value="FLORENCE MATILDA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-596-offence-1 t18910727-name-111"/>Florence Matilda Abbley</persName>, a girl under sixteen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.—
<rs id="t18910727-596-punishment-23" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-596-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-596-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-596-18910727 t18910727-596-punishment-23"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-597">
<interp inst="t18910727-597" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-597" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-597-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-597-18910727 t18910727-597-offence-1 t18910727-597-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-597-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-597-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-597-18910727" type="age" value="44"/>
<interp inst="def1-597-18910727" type="surname" value="DALGLEISH"/>
<interp inst="def1-597-18910727" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES DALGLEISH</hi> (44)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-597-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-597-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-597-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlawfully committing an act of gross indocency with a male person (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 897).</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-597-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-597-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-597-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-597-punishment-24" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-597-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-597-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-597-18910727 t18910727-597-punishment-24"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried in this Court this day, see Essex, Kent, and Surrey cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270017"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Charles.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-598">
<interp inst="t18910727-598" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-598" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-598-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-598-18910727 t18910727-598-offence-1 t18910727-598-verdict-2"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-598-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-598-18910727 t18910727-598-offence-1 t18910727-598-verdict-2"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-598-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-598-18910727 t18910727-598-offence-1 t18910727-598-verdict-3"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-598-charge-4" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-598-18910727 t18910727-598-offence-1 t18910727-598-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-598-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-598-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-598-18910727" type="age" value="13"/>
<interp inst="def1-598-18910727" type="surname" value="WALFORD"/>
<interp inst="def1-598-18910727" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT WALFORD</hi> (13)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-598-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-598-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-598-18910727" type="age" value="15"/>
<interp inst="def2-598-18910727" type="surname" value="MOODY"/>
<interp inst="def2-598-18910727" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY MOODY</hi> (15)</persName>,
<persName id="def3-598-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-598-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-598-18910727" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="def3-598-18910727" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD YOUNG</hi> </persName> ( ), and
<persName id="def4-598-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def4-598-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def4-598-18910727" type="surname" value="JENNINGS"/>
<interp inst="def4-598-18910727" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS JENNINGS</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18910727-598-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-598-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-598-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>( ), Feloniously setting fire to a stack of hay, the property of
<persName id="t18910727-name-117" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-117" type="surname" value="VOYSEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-117" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-598-offence-1 t18910727-name-117"/>Alfred James Voysey</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JENNINGS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-598-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-598-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-598-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-118" type="surname" value="SHEPHERD"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-118" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am a watchman at 123, Railway Arches, Shep
<lb/>herd's Bush—on the night of 24th June I was in the shop of my master, who is a carpenter—about twenty-five minutes past nine in the evening I heard a lot of lads running along the arches and getting over the fence, Moody and Young were two of them—there were two more with them—I heard Young say to one of them, "As soon as you light it halloa out"—I opened the door and went out after them, and caught Moody—I noticed a blaze in a field at the back of the arches belonging to Mr. Voysey; that was the next field to that from which the boys came—I told Moody I should lock him up for setting fire to the hayrick—he said, "It was not me; it was one of the others; Young gave me the matches."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined,</hi> I was in the shop when the boys came over the fence—I was about three yards from the fence—there were five boys altogether—I was inside the shop when I heard Young speak—I know his voice, because he stutters badly—I had seen him before; he broke two panes of glass in the shop on Sunday night—this was on Wednesday—it is difficult to understand what he says—I don't think his words were, "As you have set it alight I shall halloa out"—I saw the haystack in the afternoon; it was burnt to the ground.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-119" type="surname" value="PERRETT"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-119" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PERRETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">X</hi> 325). I arrested Moody and Young on the night of 29th June—I told them it was for being concerned with Walford in setting fire to a haystack—Moody said, "I own I was there, but I did not set fire to it "—I took Walford on the night of the 24th and charged him—he said, "Hannah" (meaning Young—Hannah is his nickname) "set fire to it, while me, Jennings, and Moody, and Foxey Collins kept watch to see if anyone came "—the other boys were not present when he said that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Walford's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I set it alight."
<hi rend="italic">Young's: "</hi> "We had been playing cricket, and after the game was over I was sitting on a fence, when Walford came and asked me for some matches. I did not know what he wanted them for, or I would not have given them to him; then I came away. I had nothing to do with setting fire to the rick, but heard some time after what had been done. I was not near the rick, not within two hundred yards."</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOODY</hi>
<rs id="t18910727-598-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-598-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-598-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">YOUNG</hi>
<rs id="t18910727-598-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-598-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-598-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recom
<lb/>mended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-598-punishment-25" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-598-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-598-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-598-18910727 t18910727-598-punishment-25"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-598-18910727 t18910727-598-punishment-25"/>
<hi rend="italic">Fifteen strokes each with a birch rod.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-599">
<interp inst="t18910727-599" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-599" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-599-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-599-18910727 t18910727-599-offence-1 t18910727-599-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-599-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-599-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-599-18910727" type="age" value="32"/>
<interp inst="def1-599-18910727" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="def1-599-18910727" type="given" value="ARTHUR READ"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR READ EDWARDS</hi>(32)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-599-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-599-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-599-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>, Idecently assaulting
<persName id="t18910727-name-121" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-121" type="surname" value="GRIFFITHS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-121" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-599-offence-1 t18910727-name-121"/>Arthur Griffiths</persName>,
<persName id="t18910727-name-122" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-122" type="surname" value="GREENWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-122" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-599-offence-1 t18910727-name-122"/>Frederick Greenwood</persName>,
<persName id="t18910727-name-123" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-123" type="surname" value="WESTON"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-123" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-599-offence-1 t18910727-name-123"/>Charles Weston</persName>,
<persName id="t18910727-name-124" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-124" type="surname" value="REYNOLDS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-124" type="given" value="JERSEY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-599-offence-1 t18910727-name-124"/>Jersey Reynolds</persName>.</rs> </p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270018"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORREST FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<rs id="t18910727-599-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-599-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-599-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of two slight acts of indecency</hi> </rs>.—
<rs id="t18910727-599-punishment-26" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-599-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-599-punishment-26" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-599-18910727 t18910727-599-punishment-26"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-600">
<interp inst="t18910727-600" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-600" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-600-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-600-18910727 t18910727-600-offence-1 t18910727-600-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-600-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-600-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-600-18910727" type="age" value="41"/>
<interp inst="def1-600-18910727" type="surname" value="ATWILL"/>
<interp inst="def1-600-18910727" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HENRY CHARLES ATWILL</hi> (41)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-600-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-600-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-600-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18910727-600-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-600-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-600-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to uttering a forged order for the payment of £3 10s., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-600-punishment-27" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-600-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-600-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-600-18910727 t18910727-600-punishment-27"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-601">
<interp inst="t18910727-601" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-601" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-601-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-601-18910727 t18910727-601-offence-1 t18910727-601-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-601-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-601-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-601-18910727" type="age" value="68"/>
<interp inst="def1-601-18910727" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="def1-601-18910727" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT MASON</hi> (68)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-601-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-601-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-601-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining by false pretences, from
<persName id="t18910727-name-127" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-127" type="surname" value="GODDARD"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-127" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-601-offence-1 t18910727-name-127"/>George Goddard</persName>, £2, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-128" type="surname" value="GODDARD"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-128" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GODDARD</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, living at 54, Spencer Street—about three p.m. on 15th July I was in bed when the prisoner, whom I have known for some time, came to my door, bringing me this note, and me said, "George, I have brought you a note; I want you to cash it for me, as I am going away on Friday morning"—I said, "Is the note right? "and he said, "Yes." (
<hi rend="italic">The advance note was for</hi> £4 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">payable to Robert Mason's order, at Donald Currie's offices; Duncan, Master; and was endorsed, "Robert Mason. Please pay the bearer, Mr. George"</hi>)—I have heard before of these advance notes for wages, which are discounted by lodging-house keepers and other people—believing it was a valid security to me for £4 10s., I set off against it £2 10s. which he owed me, and gave him £2, charging him nothing for cashing the note—he asked me to come and have a drink; I said, "No, thank you"—I said I wanted it made payable to me, and it was endorsed—next day I went to a sailors' home, and then on board the
<hi rend="italic">Hawarden Castle</hi>—I have made inquiries; I have not tried to get any money on it—when the prisoner gave it to me lie said, "You can draw the money next Wednesday"—he did not give it to me as a piece of waste-paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-129" type="surname" value="BRISTOW"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-129" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BRISTOW</persName> </hi>. I am messenger at the office of Sir Donald Currie, 3 and 4, Fenchurch Street; he owns the
<hi rend="italic">Hawarden Castle</hi>—the captain of that ship is named Duncan—I know Duncan's signature—this is not his signature on the front of this document; it is his on the back—our firm use no such advance note as this; we use notes like these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-130" type="surname" value="SNAPE"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-130" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SNAPE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> 463). On 16th July I arrested the prisoner in St. George's Street East, and charged him with forging this signature—he said, "It is all right; the note is genuine "—I said he would have to go to the station—he said, "All right, I will go"—he was detained till Sergeant Glenister came in, and he was charged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GLENISTER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant H</hi>). I saw the prisoner detained at the police-station, and told him he would be charged with forging and uttering an advance note, and obtaining £2 by fraud—he said, "All right"—after I had searched him, and he was charged by the inspector, he said, "I did not make any statement to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-601-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-601-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-601-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court in May,</hi> 1891.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-601-punishment-28" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-601-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-601-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-601-18910727 t18910727-601-punishment-28"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-602">
<interp inst="t18910727-602" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-602" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-602-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-602-18910727 t18910727-602-offence-1 t18910727-602-verdict-1"/>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270019"/>
<persName id="def1-602-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-602-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-602-18910727" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-602-18910727" type="surname" value="CHILDS"/>
<interp inst="def1-602-18910727" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE CHILDS</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-602-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-602-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-602-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlawfully attempting to commit an abominable crime with a man unknown.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> gross in
<lb/>decency.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROCHE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-602-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-602-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-602-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-603">
<interp inst="t18910727-603" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-603" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-603-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-603-18910727 t18910727-603-offence-1 t18910727-603-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-603-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-603-18910727 t18910727-603-offence-1 t18910727-603-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-603-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-603-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-603-18910727" type="age" value="15"/>
<interp inst="def1-603-18910727" type="surname" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="def1-603-18910727" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BAILEY</hi> (15)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-603-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-603-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-603-18910727" type="age" value="15"/>
<interp inst="def2-603-18910727" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="def2-603-18910727" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BROWN</hi> (15)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-603-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-603-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-603-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/>, Un
<lb/>lawfully attempting to have carnal knowledge of
<persName id="t18910727-name-134" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-134" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-134" type="age" value="15"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-134" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-134" type="given" value="EMILY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-603-offence-1 t18910727-name-134"/>Emily Robinson</persName>, a girl aged fifteen years and nine months.
<hi rend="italic">Second County</hi> indecently assault
<lb/>ing her.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAYLISS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<rs id="t18910727-603-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-603-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-603-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on Second Count</hi> </rs> .
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on account of their youth</hi>.—
<rs id="t18910727-603-punishment-29" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-603-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-603-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-603-18910727 t18910727-603-punishment-29"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-604">
<interp inst="t18910727-604" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-604" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-604-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-604-18910727 t18910727-604-offence-1 t18910727-604-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-604-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-604-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-604-18910727" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def1-604-18910727" type="surname" value="ROTH"/>
<interp inst="def1-604-18910727" type="given" value="BARNETT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BARNETT ROTH</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-604-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-604-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-604-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/>, Unlawfully attempting to carnally know
<persName id="t18910727-name-136" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-136" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-136" type="age" value="10"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-136" type="surname" value="COOTS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-136" type="given" value="POLLY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-604-offence-1 t18910727-name-136"/>Polly Coots</persName>, a girl aged ten years.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> Indecently assaulting her.</rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROUTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<rs id="t18910727-604-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-604-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-604-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on Second Count.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-604-punishment-30" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-604-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-604-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-604-18910727 t18910727-604-punishment-30"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-605">
<interp inst="t18910727-605" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-605" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-605-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-605-18910727 t18910727-605-offence-1 t18910727-605-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-605-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-605-18910727 t18910727-605-offence-2 t18910727-605-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-605-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-605-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-605-18910727" type="age" value="37"/>
<interp inst="def1-605-18910727" type="surname" value="FISHER"/>
<interp inst="def1-605-18910727" type="given" value="ISIDORE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ISIDORE FISHER</hi> (37)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-605-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-605-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-605-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18910727-605-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-605-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-605-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/>to committing cer
<lb/>tain offences against the Debtors' Act.</rs>
<rs id="t18910727-605-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-605-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-605-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/>To another indictment for per
<lb/>jury he pleaded
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-605-punishment-31" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-605-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-605-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-605-18910727 t18910727-605-punishment-31"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Robert Bradshaw, tried in Old Court this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, July</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Charles.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-606">
<interp inst="t18910727-606" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-606" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-606-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-606-18910727 t18910727-606-offence-1 t18910727-606-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-606-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-606-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-606-18910727" type="age" value="66"/>
<interp inst="def1-606-18910727" type="surname" value="DEMARCO"/>
<interp inst="def1-606-18910727" type="given" value="LORENZO"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORENZO DEMARCO</hi> (66)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-606-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-606-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-606-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Feloniously carnally knowing and abusing
<persName id="t18910727-name-139" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-139" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-139" type="surname" value="TOMASSO"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-139" type="given" value="NUMACOLATO"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-606-offence-1 t18910727-name-139"/>Numacolato Tomasso</persName>, a girl under the age of thirteen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<rs id="t18910727-606-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-606-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-606-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of an indecent assault</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-606-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-606-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-606-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-606-18910727 t18910727-606-punishment-32"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, July</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-607">
<interp inst="t18910727-607" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-607" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-607-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-607-18910727 t18910727-607-offence-1 t18910727-607-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-607-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-607-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-607-18910727" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def1-607-18910727" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
<interp inst="def1-607-18910727" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES COHEN</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-607-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-607-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-607-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a chain, the property of
<persName id="t18910727-name-141" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-141" type="surname" value="DWYER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-141" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-607-offence-1 t18910727-name-141"/>Thomas Dwyer</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-142" type="surname" value="DWYER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-142" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DWYER</persName> </hi>. I am a barman, of 34, Ratton Road, Brixton—on 7th October,1890, I gave a man named Whitehead a gold chain to sell and if it was not sold for fifty-five shilling to bring it to me—I saw the prisoner in the street about the same time—Whitehead showed him the chain, and said, "Will you buy it?"—they walked away, and I followed about six yards behind; they had some conversation, which I did not hear, and went into Roberts', a jeweller's in the Aldersgate Street, and came out, and the prisoner Walt'ers, a pawnbroker's while Whitehead stood outside—I stayed five or six minutes; the pri
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270020"/>
<p>did not come out, and I walked over to Whitehead and spoke to him, and he went into the pawnbroker's, and came out and said some
<lb/>thing to me, and I informed the police that my chain had been stolen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know Cohen by sight, but have never spoken to him—when I gave the chain to Whitehead, Cohen was not present, but he was in sight; he knew nothing of the directions I gave to Whitehead—I do a little in horseracing—I cannot tell you what race was on on 7th October, but a horse named Magistrate and another named Heresy were going to run, and Magistrate was second—I sent the money to back one of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-143" type="surname" value="WHITEHEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a skin dresser, of 39, Seward Street, Goswell Street—I have known the prisoner four or five years—on 7th October Dwyer gave me a gold chain to sell for fifty-five shillings—he said, "Come down with me as far as Roberts's, and we will see what it weighs"—that is a jeweller's in Aldersgate Street; they weighed it, and asked if I would take fifty shillings for it—I said, "No"—we came out together, and walked to Walter's, a pawnbroker's, at the corner of Aldersgate Street, and Cohen's brother came up—I agreed that he should go in and pawn it if he could get fifty-five shillings on it, if not he was to bring it back to me—his brother waited outside with me, but after
<lb/>wards left me—I waited five minutes—Dwyer came and spoke to me, and I went in and spoke to the pawnbroker—I then gave information to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard of a horse named Magistrate, and another named Heresy—I did not tell Cohen that Dwyer wanted the money to back a horse; I never suggested anything about races—Dwyer had had a conversation with me about a race about 1.30, and the race took place at 2.30—I knew that Dwyer wanted part of the money to back a horse, but I do not know how Cohen knew that—I would not accept fifty shillings for the chain—I spoke to Cohen's brother that night, and said, "What makes it worse is that Cohen, my friend, was going to back Magistrate "—it was not Heresy—I did not authorise Cohen to dispose of the chain and put the money on a horse—I have known Cohen five years, but do not know where he lived.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-144" type="surname" value="STEPHENS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-144" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STEPHENS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Walter, a pawnbroker, of 106, Aldersgate Street—on October 7th Brook, a policeman, spoke to me—before that, between two and three p.m., the prisoner came in at the Aldersgate entrance, and came up to the counter when I was serving a customer, and without saying a word he walked out into Fann Street, where there is another entrance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was the only assistant in the shop—he was not there more than two minutes, no one came in to look for him, but there was a disturbance outside—I went to the door, and Whitehead asked me if Cohen was inside—I said, "No, he has passed through."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-145" type="surname" value="DRAKE"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-145" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DRAKE</persName> </hi> (140
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>), On 7th October I received information and searched for the prisoner, but did not see him till July 15th about 11 p.m., he was in a refreshment house in Compton Street—I said, "Mr. Cohen, I want to speak to you in reference to a gold chain you had from a man named Whitehead, in Aldersgate Street, on 7th October last"—he said, "I don't know what you mean, you must have made a mistake, perhaps it was my brother"—I said, "Is your name James Cohen?"—he said, "Yes"—I told him I was a policeman, and asked him to come</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270021"/>
<p>with me to Moor Lane Police-station—on the way he said, "I have some recollection of the affair you speak of; I had a chain from a man with a ginger moustache somewhere about that time; I was to sell the chain and back a horse called Magistrate"—I said, "To whom did you sell the chain?"—he said, "I sold it to the bookmaker; the horse lost "—I said, "Are you sure of that?"—he said, "Yes, it ran second"—I said, "It is rather singular you should say that, I recollect Whitehead telling me a few days after it occurred that his friend wanted to back Magistrate with part of the money, and that Magistrate won at 6 to 1 "—he said, "No"—he was taken to the station and charged by Whitehead; he said nothing—no mention was made of the horse Heresy till the following day—I produce the
<hi rend="italic">Racing Calendar,</hi> which shows that Magistrate won that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made a note of the conversation afterwards—I gave evidence at the Police-court, but did not tell the Magistrate all I have said to-day—I found there was a little more when I referred to my note—I did not mention the ginger moustache, or his saying, "I don't know what you mean; you must have made a mistake"—on the 17th I went into the witness-box again—my evidence was read over, and I produced the
<hi rend="italic">Racing Calendar,</hi> but I gave no evidence—I did not think it material to correct my former evidence—he said he sold the chain to the bookmaker, but nothing was said about the horse—he did not say he had backed a horse in Magistrate's race—he said, "I backed the horse Magistrate, which ran and lost"—I said, "It is singular you should say that, because Whitehead told me he saw your brother a few days afterwards who said the horse ran and won"—I stated that at the Police-court—Cohen called a witness at the Police-court—I heard Whitehead mention the brother this morning—I have not had a word of conversation with Whitehead about the case.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "At the time the detective arrested me I was so confused with having a false accusation made against me my mind was so upset I could not call to mind the name of the horse I did back, but the horse was mentioned by Mr. Whitehead. He said, 'Mr. Cohen, I want you to sell this gold chain for fifty shillings, and put the money on Heresy in Magistrate's race,' which I did do. I was in Walter's about five o'clock, I had a diamond ring I was going to pledge, but as he was busy I came out."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-146" type="surname" value="LESTER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-146" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LESTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Freda Street, Essex Road, Islington, and am a dealer in jewellery—in October, 1890, I was with Cohen in Goswell Road; I have known his family twenty years—Whitehead came up to me, and said, "I have got a gold chain here, and I want you to sell it and back a horse called Heresy with the money, £2 10s. "—the race was going to be run the same day, and this was at twelve or half-past twelve—I did not see Dwyer there—lots of jewellery business is done in the streets—they went to Roberts's, and I followed them as far as Fann Street, and then I went into a public-house, and Whitehead said, "Come on, I am going to sell this chain and back Heresy at the Bouverie Club with the money"—that was in Bouverie Street—I did not go in because I am not a member—he came out and said, "I have sold the chain for £2 10s.; what will you have on Heresy?"—I said, "Eight shillings," and he put on eight shillings for me also—I am certain Heresy did not win, because I lost</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270022"/>
<p>the eight shillings, and I only had ten shillings—I was going to put that on, but Whitehead and Cohen were rushing about, and I thought they knew something good.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I distinctly heard him tell Whitehead to sell the chain for £2 10s.; I was only a few yards off—I did not hear of any other horse—I know Magistrate won, but I never heard of him till after he won.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Magistrate got six to one, and Heresy six and a half to one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I believe my eight shillings was paid to a bookmaker named Robinson—Cohen went back into the club to put on my eight shillings added to the fifty shillings—that was done inside the club—I am sure he did it, by his anxious manner—I believe the chain was sold to the bookmaker.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-607-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-607-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-607-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-607-punishment-33" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-607-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-607-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-607-18910727 t18910727-607-punishment-33"/>Two Months' Hard Labour,</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-608">
<interp inst="t18910727-608" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-608" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-608-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-608-18910727 t18910727-608-offence-1 t18910727-608-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-608-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-608-18910727 t18910727-608-offence-1 t18910727-608-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-608-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-608-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-608-18910727" type="age" value="29"/>
<interp inst="def1-608-18910727" type="surname" value="BRACE"/>
<interp inst="def1-608-18910727" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS BRACE</hi> (29)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-608-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-608-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-608-18910727" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def2-608-18910727" type="surname" value="KENDAL"/>
<interp inst="def2-608-18910727" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS KENDAL</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-608-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-608-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-608-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithSodomiticalIntent"/>, Unlawfully attempting to commit an unnatural offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Brace.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-608-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-608-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-608-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-609">
<interp inst="t18910727-609" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-609" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-609-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-609-18910727 t18910727-609-offence-1 t18910727-609-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-609-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-609-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-609-18910727" type="surname" value="TAPLEY"/>
<interp inst="def1-609-18910727" type="given" value="HARRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY TAPLEY</hi>, </persName>
<rs id="t18910727-609-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-609-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-609-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>Burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18910727-name-150" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-150" type="surname" value="BANDY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-150" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-609-offence-1 t18910727-name-150"/>Frederick Bandy</persName>, and stealing two coats and 1s. 6d., his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-151" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-151" type="surname" value="BANDY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-151" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BANDY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frederick Bandy, of 300, Mile End Road—on 14th June I went to bed with my husband about 1.30 a.m., he having seen the house secured—I was awake about 3.30, and saw a man in our room with his back towards me, facing the chest of drawers—directly I moved the bedclothes he went out of the room, but came in again in a minute or two; I saw his face then—it was the prisoner; I have no doubt about him whatever—he stood with his hand on the bedstead; I was very frightened, thinking he might have a revol
<lb/>ver, and was afraid to wake my husband—he went out, and came back a third time, and stood with his right hand on the door, and when I saw his hands were free I awoke my husband—I could not speak; but from the action I gave, he went downstairs—I saw the prisoner plainly both times, and have no doubt about him; I shall never forget his face as long as I live.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was 3.30 a.m.; the Venetian blinds were down, but the curtains were open—it was as light as it is now—I said before the Magistrate that my eyes were not wide open—the man's hair was as red as the prisoner's—I told the police his hair was inclined to be carrotty, more of a redness—there were from eight to twelve men present when I identified him, two of whom had red hair, the prisoner and another—that was a week afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had not the slightest difficulty in picking him out—I recognised him at once.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-152" type="surname" value="BANDY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-152" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BANDY</persName> </hi>. I am an oil and colourman of 300, Mile End Road—on 14th June, about 3.30 a.m. my wife awoke me—it was light—I heard a noise, ran to the top of the stairs on the landing, and saw one man, and heard more running downstairs—I went back into the next bedroom, opened the window, and called "Police," and saw three men run down the yard towards Ely Place—I cannot describe either of them—I had seen the house securely fastened the night before—I went back to my</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270023"/>
<p>bedroom, put my head out at the window, saw two policemen, and called them—I then went down and found the woodwork of the shop-parlour window forced away, the shutters forced, the bolt broken, and the catch cut away—I missed the articles mentioned, and several others since and some money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-153" type="surname" value="KELLY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-153" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK KELLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> 300). On 14th June, about 3.45 a.m., I was on duty in Hartford Street, and saw the prisoner to the best of my belief, and two others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-154" type="surname" value="GOLDING"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOLDING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi>). I took the prisoner on 22nd June, shortly before 10 a.m., in the Mile End Road, and took him to Arbour Square Station, where he was placed with others, some of whom were very fair men—Mrs. Bandy came in and identified him; she was not long about it, but she looked at them all—he gave his address at 1, Medway Road, which is nearly half a mile from 300, Mile End Road—I walked it the other day in fourteen minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did my best in getting men with as near the same shade of hair, from the passers-by, but I could not get any with hair like that; his is fiery red—there were eight of them, and one had hair very nearly like that—I had not taken the prisoner in custody the previous Saturday, but I saw him in custody, and he was taken to Bow Station—the inspector had received a description of the man in the woman's room—he was taken before Inspector Dwyer, and allowed to go—he gave his right name and address on the Saturday—he said he knew nothing about it; he could prove where he was—he asked me to go to his house and inquire of his parents—they are very respectable people—I went on the Monday and saw his mother—the prisoner has never been charged with any offence that I know of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know him till the Saturday—I have made inquiries about him—he told me he worked on and off at the docks, but he did not say which.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-155" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-155" type="surname" value="TAPLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-155" type="given" value="OCTAVTUS"/>OCTAVTUS TAPLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Medway Road, Bethnal Green, and am buyer for Mr. Keeler, of Whitechapel Road—I have a large family, and the prisoner is one of them—he was living at home in June—he was assistant to a pawnbroker at Nottingham, but left there at the beginning of the year—I was looking out for something better for him, and mean
<lb/>while he was employed at the Royal Albert Docks—there is no truth in the suggestion of the police that he has ever been in trouble—I have one son who got into difficulties—on Saturday night, 13th June, I got home about ten minutes to twelve—I have a latchkey; nobody else in the house has one—I let myself in, and one of my sons, Percy, came in about two minutes after me—it is my custom to go round and see if all my family are safe at home—I went into the prisoner's room, and found him in bed and asleep with others of my family—after Percy came in I bolted the door with two 9-inch bolts, and went to bed—there is a back door, but that leads nowhere, you cannot get away there—on Sunday morning I came down at 8.30—the prisoner was not up—I un
<lb/>fastened the door; it was in the same condition as when I went to bed—the prisoner came down to breakfast at 9.30—when the police came to me I first heard that he was charged with burglary; I said that they had made a mistake, he was in bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was at the Police-court at the hearing, but was not</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270024"/>
<p>called—the prisoner was last in employment about eight months ago—11.30 was his latest time for coming in—lie was never in the streets as late as one o'clock; he has never been seen in the streets by the police as late as one o'clock—he was in Nottingham seven or eight months—he was also employed at Wisbech about eighteen months, and left on 20th April, 1890—his two younger brothers, Percy and Charles, were sleeping in the room with him—their ages are sixteen and twelve—he never stayed out late at night unless I let him in—I am more than a quarter of an hour's walk from 300, Mile End Road, unless I walk very quick—I have never heard any complaint against the prisoner, or of his having been fined, or of disorderly conduct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This son has never given me any trouble.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-156" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-156" type="surname" value="TAPLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-156" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH TAPLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness, and the prisoner's mother—I have a son who has been in trouble, but the prisoner has always been thoroughly respectable—on Saturday night, June 13th, he came in about 9.30, and only went out again into the front garden talk
<lb/>ing to the neighbours—he was in bed at eleven—I was in my bedroom when my husband came in at 11.50, but not in bed—I had left the door unlatched for him to come in—he sees that the lamps are all out, and the children all in—he, locks the front door, and nobody can get in or out at the back door—I went down at 9.30 a.m. and had breakfast with the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was Sunday night, and my attention was called to it because a neighbour of ours died—the prisoner comes home at 11.30 at the latest, perhaps twelve on Saturday nights if he has been to any place of amusement, and then we always let him in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence in reply.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-157" type="surname" value="SWIFT"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-157" type="given" value="DOUGLAS"/>DOUGLAS SWIFT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">K</hi> 387). I arrested the prisoner on June 20th—I have known him about four years—I have seen him as late as one a.m., some mornings at 1.5—I called his attention to the rowdyism opposite the Plough, Mile End Road—his associates are convicted thieves—his brother Walter has been out of prison ten days for a watch robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know him when he was at Nottingham—I have not been to Wisbech to ascertain his character there—I do not suggest that he has been charged with or convicted of any offence—I have lost sight of him for a short period.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses called by request of the Jury.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-158" type="surname" value="TAPLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-158" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHAKLES TAPLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at home with my father—the prisoner is my brother; he was living at home last month, and slept in the same room with me—I remember his being taken up—on the Sunday week before that he was in bed before me—I went to bed at half-past eleven and slept in another bed; I went to sleep; I awoke at four a.m., and the prisoner was then in bed—I know the time, because my brother Harry asked me to get him a drink of water, and I went into the kitchen to get it; it was then four o'clock—I went to bed again, and awoke about eight, and went down and saw my brother at breakfast.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-159" type="surname" value="TAPLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-159" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY TAPLEY</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, mother, and brothers—on the Saturday night before the prisoner was taken in custody I came home about twelve o'clock—my father let me in; I went into the kitchen and had my supper and went to bed—the prisoner and the last witness slept in the same room with me—the prisoner was in bed and asleep when I</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270025"/>
<p>went to bed; I did not sleep in the same bed with him, I slept with my little brother—I awoke about 9.30 next morning; I never woke in the night; my brother was not there—I dressed and went down, and found them down there—Harry could not have gone out during the night without disturbing me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-609-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-609-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-609-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-610">
<interp inst="t18910727-610" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-610" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-610-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-610-18910727 t18910727-610-offence-1 t18910727-610-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-610-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-610-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-610-18910727" type="age" value="35"/>
<interp inst="def1-610-18910727" type="surname" value="BUCHANAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-610-18910727" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL BUCHANAN</hi> (35)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-610-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-610-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-610-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence on
<persName id="t18910727-name-161" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-161" type="surname" value="SPARKS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-161" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-610-offence-1 t18910727-name-161"/>Thomas Sparks</persName>, and stealing £12, his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-162" type="surname" value="SPARKS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-162" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SPARKS</persName> </hi>. I am a drover, of 129, George's Road, Holloway—on 9th May, between 8.30 and 9, I was in Red lion Street, Clerkenwell, and was knocked down by the prisoner and another person, who has been convicted and is doing twelve months' hard labour (
<hi rend="italic">See Reg.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Madden, page</hi> 843.) I cannot swear to the prisoner, because it was a dark place—I lost £12 from my pocket-book, which I saw safe in the middle of the day, and I put it back in my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. One of the men knelt on my chest; they were both over me, and both pretty near my chest—I seized one and held him—I got my bag back, but it was £3 10s. short.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-163" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Benjamin Street, Clerkenwell—on 9th May, a little before nine p.m., I was in Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, and saw the prisoner and Madden knock Sparks down; the prisoner knelt on his chest, while Madden rifled his pockets—Sparks laid hold of Madden, and the prisoner tried to rescue him—a constable came up, and the prisoner made off, and I saw no more of him till he was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was nearer to Sparks than I am to you when he was being robbed; I was half a yard from him—it took place very quickly—the prisoner was trying to pull Madden from Sparks, but could not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-164" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-164" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HILL</persName> </hi>. I live at 22, White Horse Alley, Clerkenwell—on 9th May I was in Red Lion Street, and saw Sparks passing through Eagle Court; the prisoner and Madden knocked him down, and the prisoner knelt on his chest while Madden took a bag from him—it was dark, but I could see what they were doing—a gentleman fetched a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Wilson was about the same distance from Sparks as I was—neither of us did anything—Sparks had got hold of Madden, and the prisoner was trying to get him away, but could not, and went away himself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-165" type="surname" value="WATERMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-165" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WATERMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">G</hi> 241). On June 20th I saw the prisoner at the corner of St. John Street—he walked away, and then commenced to run—I was in plain clothes—he went up St. John Street—I beckoned to an officer, who went over, and when the prisoner saw that, he stopped, and I took him in custody—he said, "All right, I own I was there, but I took no part in it"—I took him to the station, and told him he would be charged, with another person now doing twelve months, with stealing £12 from the person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined,</hi> I said, "Where have you been?"—he said, "I have been working at Sevenoaks. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.£8 was found on Madden, which was returned to Sparks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I plead guilty to being there in Madden's company, but I never had any idea of what was going to occur between him and Sparks. Sparks sent me to call Madden out</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270026"/>
<p>to have a glass of beer, and when I came hack Sparks was holding on to Madden, and said he had got his bag of money. "</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-610-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-610-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-610-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court of robbery with violence on</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th December,</hi> 1886—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-610-punishment-34" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-610-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-610-punishment-34" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-610-18910727 t18910727-610-punishment-34"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour,</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, July</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1891.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-611">
<interp inst="t18910727-611" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-611" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-611-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-611-18910727 t18910727-611-offence-1 t18910727-611-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-611-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-611-18910727 t18910727-611-offence-1 t18910727-611-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-611-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-611-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-611-18910727" type="age" value="26"/>
<interp inst="def1-611-18910727" type="surname" value="PREST"/>
<interp inst="def1-611-18910727" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK PREST</hi> (26)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-611-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-611-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-611-18910727" type="age" value="32"/>
<interp inst="def2-611-18910727" type="surname" value="NEARY"/>
<interp inst="def2-611-18910727" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS NEARY</hi> (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18910727-611-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-611-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-611-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Steal
<lb/>ing eight gallons of gin, four gallons of whisky, and four gallons of port, the property of
<persName id="t18910727-name-168" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-168" type="surname" value="BARKER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-168" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-611-offence-1 t18910727-name-168"/>William Barker</persName>, the master of Prest.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Prest, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Neary.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-169" type="surname" value="CHEVALIER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-169" type="given" value="PHILIP GEORGE"/>PHILIP GEORGE CHEVALIER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to William Barker and Sons, wine and spirit merchants, 48, Bishopsgate Street Without—we have three branches, an ordinary public-house, a family wine merchant's business, and a wholesale wine department—Prest has been in our whole
<lb/>sale department about four and a half years—on Tuesday, 30th June, he was mainly employed in filling casks; it was also his duty, when it became necessary, to fill jars of persons coming to have orders executed in that way—I think that until recently the filling of jars had been his exclusive employment, I think the foreman will speak more about that—various public-houses in the metropolis deal with us as wholesale wine and spirit merchants—this is one of the books kept in our wholesale department as a record of all orders taken and executed—a customer at the wholesale department would go first to the order counter and give his order, the quantity and quality of which the clerk would enter on this counterfoil—then he would enter the quantity and quality on the black ticket, which he would give to the customer, who would take it to and leave it with the servant in charge of the jar-filling department—the customer would return to the order counter and receive from the clerk a red ticket on which, in the meantime, the clerk had filled the particulars of quantity and quality, an invoice showing the price, and the customer's permit—the customer would take them to the cashier's desk; the entry would be entered in the day journal; the customer would pay the money; the clerk would initial the back of the invoice to indicate that the order had been paid and entered—then the customer would take the red ticket to the servant to whom he had given the black ticket, and who, in the meantime, would have executed the order, pasted the black ticket on the jar, and sealed it up—the man would compare the black and red tickets, and give the red ticket back to the customer, who would then take the jar away—I have seen Neary several times—I don't know that he came from the Duke of Clarence—I saw him on 30th June bringing in empty jars—I saw him during the whole time he was proceeding with his order, going from one counter to the other—I saw him taking one jar outside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. We conduct business on a large scale and receive a great many orders; we do not have a great many orders like this; we chiefly have travellers' and letter orders—we receive a consider
<lb/>able number of orders; Prest is one of the men who would have to carry</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270027"/>
<p>them out—the customer and the man who fills the jars come together some
<lb/>times—the customer hands the order to one of the warehousemen, who has to execute it—we are not free from mistakes—Mitchell is in our employment; I am not aware that he made a mistake with regard to Neary—my attention was not called to the fact that Mitchell poured out a smaller quantity than was on the order—I did not see how these jars were filled—we have no option as to the size of a jar when a man brings his own jar—I was present when the constable came back—Abbott said to Prest, "Before we measure this, what is it?"—Prest said, "There are four gallons in each, for what I have the order for"—that was what was in the jars—Abbott said, "What are they?" and he replied, "Two four gallons of gin, four of whisky, four of port."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. There are three men in the room where the jars are filled—Prest was in that room—there is a bar that lifts up and down, at which a customer would stand as a rule—we do not strictly enforce the rule of not allowing customers to go inside; the bar is in
<lb/>tended for people to stand at—I could not say if I saw Neary inside the bar; I don't think I did—I saw him backwards and forwards—the jars would be filled inside by Prest or any of the other warehousemen, and would be carried outside—the purchaser would receive the jars at the bar, and take them to the cart—he would take no part in filling them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined,</hi> If we supply a jar at a customer's request we supply a two-gallon jar for a two-gallon order, and a four-gallon jar for a four-gallon order—very often customers bring their own bottles or jars—there is no practice, custom, or rule as to what sized bottle or jar he brings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-170" type="surname" value="NASH"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-170" type="given" value="ERNEST JOSIAH"/>ERNEST JOSIAH NASH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in "William Barker and Sons' em
<lb/>ployment—I receive orders from customers—I am supplied with these books—Smith is the warehouse foreman—he is away between two and three on Tuesdays at our Broad Street Branch, and on Fridays he is away from eleven to one on other duties—on Tuesday, 30th June, he was away—I have known Neary for about six months as a customer coming once or twice a week; he very often came on Tuesdays and Fridays—on Tuesday, 30th June, he came between two and three—I was sitting alone—he said, "Will you take my order, Mr. Nash?"—he gave me the order in the name of James, the name of an old customer of ours at the Duke of Clarence—he always gave the name of James—he said, "Two gallons of old torn," meaning unsweetened gin—I wrote it down, and said, "Thirty-three under—he said, "Yes"—that was the strength which he was in the habit of buying; I knew it quite well—he said, "Two gallons of dry gin," or unsweetened—I said, "Thirty-three under"—he said, "Yes"—that was the usual strength of the dry gin—he said, "Two gallons of Irish whisky"—I said, "Twenty-five under?" he said, "Yes" that is the cheapest, and his usual class of goods—he said, "Two gallons of port"—I said, "S. R. "; that is our trade sign for our cheapest port, "Spanish Bed," a Tarragona wine at 5s. per gallon—he said, "Yes"—I entered those particulars on the counterfoils, and filled up these four black tickets, tore them out of the book, and gave them to him for one to be stuck on each jar; he had brought four jars with him—he took the tickets into the warehouse—the jars had the tickets in my writing on them at Guildhall—one has since</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270028"/>
<p>got rubbed off—after the prisoner had taken the tickets and the jars into the warehouse, the junior clerk, Todd, came in, and he made out these red tickets—Todd has gone for his holiday; these tickets are in his writing—they are similar to the entry in my writing on the counter-foils.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. When Smith is away we are all supposed to keep our eyes about us to see that things go right; no one is deputed to specially look out—there is opposite to my office another office, with five or six clerks—there are ten or twelve people about when the manager is away, but they cannot see very well what is going on—they are supposed to keep a look out when the manager is away—only one was in the warehouse on this occasion; that was Prest—I cannot say if anybody was bottle-washing at the tub; there would be as a rule—I have noticed by referring back to his orders that Neary has generally come on Tuesdays and Fridays—it is not unusual for a man to come always on the same day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There are three clerks in my department, the order department; it is quite separate from the warehouse, into which I do not go unless I have something special to say to the foreman; it is on the same floor as my office—I cannot see what goes on in the warehouse—the ledger-keeper's office is an enclosed place on the same floor, there are about half-a-dozen clerks there; they have nothing to do with the warehouse—if they leave off their work and take the trouble to look, they can see what goes on in the warehouse; but if they had no reason to be suspicious they would take no notice—as a rule, three men are employed in the warehouse filling the bottles—Smith is foreman of the filling and the casks; he is overlooker in the bottle department—when he is away on Tuesday and Friday no one takes his place as overlooker of the warehouse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-171" type="surname" value="JOLLY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-171" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR JOLLY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the prosecutors—on 30th June I acted as cashier during the cashier's absence—between two and three, I think, Neary came to me with this customer's permit, these four red tickets and the invoice corresponding with them, and representing a total value of £3 6s. 10d. for two gallons of dry gin, two of old torn, two of whisky, and two of port—he paid me £3 6s. 10d.; I receipted the invoice and handed it with the red tickets and the permit to him, and he went away in the direction of the warehouse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-172" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-172" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am foreman of this warehouse—I have been with Messrs. Barker between seven and eight years—Prest has been with them between four and five years, I should say, and during that time he has been under me as warehouseman, filling jars and casks—at first he was in the cellar, and then he came into the warehouse to fill jars, and then he filled casks, which require more experience—it does not take all a man's time to fill casks; he fills jars as well—on Tuesday, between two and three, I always go to our Broad Street establishment to turn over the wines and spirits there; and on Fridays, from eleven to one, I am absent from the warehouse—it is our
<hi rend="italic">dip</hi> day—it is known to all the men in the warehouse that I am absent for those hours—I take a man with me to turn over on Friday, and to Broad Street on Tuesday, so that sometimes only one man is left in the warehouse, and that one has always been Prest for the last two or three years—he has never had to turn over
<hi rend="italic">dip</hi>—he would always be the one left in the warehouse on</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270029"/>
<p>Tuesday, because I took him to be a respectable man and had great con
<lb/>fidence in him, and left him in charge—sometimes a man was left with him; on this particular Tuesday he was alone—a four gallon jar weighs about 26 lb. empty, 60 lb. full, and about 44 lb. if it contains two gallons—it does not require a vast amount of intelligence for a man to dis
<lb/>tinguish between a full and half-full one; he would know the difference if he were carrying one in one hand and one in the other—when I came back on the 30th I saw Neary coming out of our warehouse with a four gallon jar in his hand—a costermonger's, barrow was standing outside; I saw another jar on the kerb by the side of the barrow, and I believe a third one was on the barrow partly covered with a sack—I saw him lift the one he was carrying and the one on the kerb on to the barrow and cover them over—I believe another man was with him who helped him cover them—I saw them move off—afterwards they were brought back; as I was walking into the warehouse Mr. Barker met me with the permit, and afterwards the prisoners were brought in; I had the jars measured in the presence of Mr. Barker, my manager, and myself; they contained four gallons of dry gin, four gallons of old torn, four gallons of whisky, and four gallons of port—I tested the quality, and found that the dry gin and the old torn were 17 under proof instead of 33, the whisky was 10 over proof instead of 25 under, and the port wine was either 10s. 8d. or 13s. a gallon instead of 5s.; it was more than twice as good—our warehouseman would fill a four-gallon jar with a four-gallon copper measure, and a two-gallon jar with a two-gallon copper measure.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. I went after Prest's character when he came four or five years ago—Mr. Newton, of Cannon Street, wine merchant, with whom he had been, would not give me a character; he said he had no fault to find with him, and I was pressed for a man, so I took him on—he has gone on rising in our firm, and now he is in a very responsible position; I trusted him—no mistake was made with Mitchell that I am aware of; Aldred was not in our employment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. The difference of weight between four and two gallons would be 16 lb.; it would not be so discernible if you carried the two gallons two or three days after carrying the four gallons, as if you carried them one in one hand and one in the other—the man who was with Neary, and assisted him in putting the jars into the cart, was charged before the Magistrate and discharged—I am sure no one was with Prest in the warehouse when I went away; one man went with me, and the other was engaged packing claret in the cellar underneath the warehouse—when I left Prest was engaged in. filling a hogshead which was not filled when I came back—clerks and people are passing by the barrier into the warehouse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-173" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-173" type="given" value="ARTHUR ERNEST"/>ARTHUR ERNEST MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am one of six clerks in Mr. Chevalier's office, the ledger department—our office is surrounded by glass, so that I can see into the warehouse; there are three large panes of glass in front of me—that is the only window from which you can see into the warehouse—I received special instructions from my employer to keep a watch on Prest, to see how he transacted his business—I had received instructions to watch him and Neary on Friday, 26th June, and on that day I saw Neary there between twelve and one, and I saw Prest go down to the cellar steps with two two-gallon cans; he brought them up</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270030"/>
<p>and emptied the contents of one into a four-gallon jar, and the other he placed on the foreman's desk, facing my window—he went away, and I could hear the washing of a can; he went to another part of the ware-house, and turned the contents of that two-gallon can into another four-gallon jar—he came back, took the two-gallon can which contained port off the foreman's desk, and poured the contents into the port jar, which already contained two gallons, making four in all—I saw nothing else that day; I reported what I had seen to my employers—I was instructed to keep watch again on Tuesday, 30th—I then, between two and three saw Prest place four four-gallon jars in a row in the warehouse, and then turn the contents of a two-gallon can over into those four jars eight times, that would make sixteen gallons—I saw nothing of Neary—I gave information to Mr. Barker and Mr. Chevalier, as the result of which the prisoners were brought back three or four minutes afterwards—I saw the foreman measure out the jars, and test the strength—I heard him say the strengths were considerably over—I am quite sure that I saw Prest use a two-gallon measure.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. Prest's business is pouring out these things—the whole of this was done in a most open manner—no customers were there—our office is in the corner of the warehouse, and you can see right into it—anyone looking through the window could see everything going on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I should not look through the window unless I were instructed to do so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-174" type="surname" value="CHEVALIER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-174" type="given" value="PHILIP GEORGE"/>PHILIP GEORGE CHEVALIER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Gin and old torn seventeen underproof would be 10s. 8d. a gallon; whisky ten overproof would be 15s. 7d.; the port I estimated to be 13s. a gallon, so that the total value of the goods Neary was taking away was £9 19s. 8d., instead of the £3 6s. 10d. that he had paid, a difference of £6 12s. 10d.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-175" type="surname" value="ABBOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-175" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ABBOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant City</hi>). About 2.30 on 30th June I saw Neary and Baker going from Messrs. Barker's with a trolly containing some jars—I had received instructions—I stopped them, and told them I was a police officer, and asked them what they had in the jars—Neary said, "Two gallons in each," producing the invoice for goods worth £3 6s. 10d., and the permit—I said, "I have reason to believe there is some mistake here; you will have to come back with me, and let me measure it"—Neary replied, "If I have got more than my measure I don't know it"—I conveyed them back to the warehouse; the jars were taken into it—I said to Prest, "I am a police-officer; before we measure the contents of these jars how much is there in them?"—he replied, "Four gallons in each; what I had the order for "—I said, "Of what?'—he said, "Two four gallons of gin in each jar, four gallons of whisky, and four gallons of port"—he said he had filled them with one can—we measured the contents of the jars, and found they each contained four gallons—the foreman tested them as well—the prisoners were given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I had been there altogether seventeen or eighteen days—I had seen Neary and Baker there before—the jars were sealed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-176" type="surname" value="WHITEHEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Abbott—I accom
<lb/>panied the prisoners to the station—when they were charged they</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270031"/>
<p>made no reply—Baker was discharged by the Magistrate, as there was no evidence against him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-177" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-177" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The instrument for testing spirits is Sykes's hydrometer—it is well known in the trade—every publican ought to keep one, as the law is very stringent with regard to not selling under a certain proof; the difference in value is very considerable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Neary.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-178" type="surname" value="BLUMSON"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-178" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BLUMSON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Duke of Clarence at Hackney—Neary has been my potman for the last eighteen months; he assists in the bar when he is wanted—I always found him very straightforward and honest—he has taken money over the bar; I have had no reason to complain of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. These goods were ordered for me—Neary was instructed to order two gallons of gin 33 under proof at 8s. 9d., two gallons of old torn at 8s. 9d., two gallons of whisky, and two gallons of the cheapest port; that was the ordinary order than I was in the habit of giving—if he had arrived safely at my public-house with the four jars, he would have taken them into the spirit room and emptied them—if I had been at home I should have been there—we always buy spirit of the breaking down strength—we have to take care we don't buy it under a certain strength, because we are liable to prosecution—I keep a hydrometer, but I should not test spirit, I bought from Barker, because I should believe in the quality—I should know the difference between 5s. and 13s. port—I should take Barker's word for the strength of the spirit—if I measured it and found 1 had more than I ordered I should send to Barker's—I should find out if I had got whisky ten over proof, the customers would find it out; it would want well watering, which would increase the quantity very greatly—four gallons of whisky ten over proof when watered down to its proper strength would come to five or just over five gallons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If I found out such a mistake I should communicate to Barker—once before Neary told me he brought back a gallon too little by mistake, and he went back and got the gallon, and they apologised—I am Neary's brother-in-law.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I believe Neary generally took four-gallon jars—I have two-gallon jars, but they might have cordials or other things in them, and so as a rule he took gallon jars; if he wanted two gallons he would take a two-gallon jar if one was empty, but if not he would take a four-gallon jar—I believe I ordered two gallons of port on the Friday—I did not order it myself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-179" type="surname" value="ABBOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-179" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ABBOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>). I began watching on the 10th and finished on the 30th, but I was not there on the 26th; another officer took my place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-611-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-611-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-611-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-612">
<interp inst="t18910727-612" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-612" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-612-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-612-18910727 t18910727-612-offence-1 t18910727-612-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-612-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-612-18910727 t18910727-612-offence-1 t18910727-612-verdict-2"/>
<persName id="def1-612-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-612-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-612-18910727" type="surname" value="WALL"/>
<interp inst="def1-612-18910727" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WALL</hi> </persName> and
<persName id="def2-612-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-612-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-612-18910727" type="surname" value="SIDLEY"/>
<interp inst="def2-612-18910727" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SIDLEY</hi>, </persName>
<rs id="t18910727-612-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-612-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-612-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>Burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18910727-name-182" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-182" type="surname" value="LAZARUS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-182" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-612-offence-1 t18910727-name-182"/>Alfred Lazarus</persName> and stealing thirty-two pairs of boots, his goods, to which</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-612-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-612-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-612-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. N. NELSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Sidley.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-183" type="surname" value="LAZENBURY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-183" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LAZENBURY</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Teesdale Street, Hackney Road—on Tuesday night, 7th July, I was in that street and saw three men walking up and down till about 9.45, and then I saw Sidley lift Wall and another</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270032"/>
<p>man over the fence into the wood-yard, and then he walked up and down and whistled—I waited, and when a policeman came up I informed him of what I had seen—the police arrested Sidley, who said he was waiting for a woman at nine o'clock—it was then about 10.30—I went into the yard with the police; they found Wall there hiding behind some timber.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Sidley gave the other men a leg-up, and then walked up and down the wood-yard about twenty yards—I was about fifteen feet away, standing outside the wood-yard watching against the gate—Sidley saw me watching; I don't suppose he noticed me there, he saw me there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-184" type="surname" value="WARNER"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-184" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WARNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">J</hi> 33). About 10.30 p.m. on 7th July I was in Teesdale Road; Lazenbury told me something—I went into the wood-yard adjoining Lazarus's premises, and saw Wall there—I did not see Sidley there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-185" type="surname" value="WISDOM"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-185" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WISDOM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">J</hi> 147). On the evening of 7th July Lazenbury spoke to me, and I went into the wood-yard; I found a chisel where Wall was concealed—I saw Sidley standing beside the yard, and asked him what he was doing there—he said, "I am waiting for a woman who promised to meet me at nine o'clock"—it was then about 10.30—the following morning I went into the yard where Wall was found, and found two lots of boots, one lot done up in an apron, and one lot in a sack.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Sidley was standing outside—he was not under the influence of drink; I took no notice if he smelt of drink.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-186" type="surname" value="LAZARUS"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-186" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LAZARUS</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker, of 410, Hackney Road—the timber-yard adjoins my premises—about eight p.m. on July 7th I saw my premises safe—in the morning I missed thirty-two pairs of boots, value about £15—these are they.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-187" type="surname" value="SHARP"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-187" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SHARP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">J</hi> 522). I was with Wisdom, and took Sidley into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-188" type="surname" value="STEMP"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-188" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT STEMP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector J</hi>). I examined the premises—access was gained by climbing over some gates, seven or eight feet high, into a timber-yard, and then getting over a large heap of timber into a closet, passing their hand through a piece of paper pasted over a broken pane of glass, and opening a window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is only one timber-yard, it is a very large one, and there is great confusion of timber—the gates of the yard are closed at night, and then you can only get in by climbing over the gates—when I saw them it was ten or eleven.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SIDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-612-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-612-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-612-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**†
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in February,</hi> 1887.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-612-punishment-35" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-612-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-612-punishment-35" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-612-18910727 t18910727-612-punishment-35"/>Twenty Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ESSEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-613">
<interp inst="t18910727-613" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-613" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-613-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-613-18910727 t18910727-613-offence-1 t18910727-613-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-613-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-613-18910727" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-613-18910727" type="age" value="35"/>
<interp inst="def1-613-18910727" type="surname" value="SANDSTREAM"/>
<interp inst="def1-613-18910727" type="given" value="MARY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY SANDSTREAM</hi> (35)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-613-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-613-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-613-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18910727-613-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-613-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-613-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>to unlawfully attempting to drown herself.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">She had attempted suicide a week previously, but was discharged by the Magistrate on her promise not to repeat the offence.—
<rs id="t18910727-613-punishment-36" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-613-punishment-36" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-613-punishment-36" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-613-18910727 t18910727-613-punishment-36"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270033"/>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-614">
<interp inst="t18910727-614" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-614" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-614-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-614-18910727 t18910727-614-offence-1 t18910727-614-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-614-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-614-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-614-18910727" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="def1-614-18910727" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HARRIS</hi>, </persName>
<rs id="t18910727-614-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-614-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-614-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>Unlawfully obtaining by false pretences from
<persName id="t18910727-name-191" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-191" type="surname" value="HOWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-191" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-614-offence-1 t18910727-name-191"/>William Howard</persName> two postal orders for 10&. and 2s. 6d.; and other postal orders and money from
<persName id="t18910727-name-192" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-192" type="surname" value="NEEDES"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-192" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-614-offence-1 t18910727-name-192"/>Sidney Needes</persName> and
<persName id="t18910727-name-193" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-193" type="surname" value="KEMSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-193" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18910727-614-offence-1 t18910727-name-193"/>James Henry Kemsley</persName>, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-194" type="surname" value="HOWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-194" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOWARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Chapel Road, Stamford Hill, and am a ratcatcher—on 23rd January I saw this advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Bazaar, Exchange and Mart.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">This advertised ferrets for sale; applications to be made to J. Harris,</hi> 350,
<hi rend="italic">High Street, Stratford</hi>)—in consequence of that I wrote the same day to J. Harris at that address, enclosing postal orders for 2s. and 10s. 6d.—I received no acknowledgment of the money, nor any answer, and on Wednesday, 28th February, I went to 350, High Street, Stratford, and found it was a beer-shop—I saw the prisoner in another compartment there; directly he came into the house he made
<hi rend="italic">brag</hi> that he had sold seventy ferrets, and had four more to dispose of; then a post
<lb/>man came in with some letters; the prisoner received three or four of them at the bar; the first letter he opened he read and put in his left breast pocket, and the next one he turned all manner of colours as he read it—I came out of my compartment, and when he saw that he ran away; I had not said anything to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not touch you in the public-house, nor speak to you—I had never seen you before—I did not take the numbers of the orders.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-195" type="surname" value="KEMSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-195" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY KEMSLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 20, High Street, Sitting-bourne—I saw an advertisement similar to this in the
<hi rend="italic">Bazaar, Exchange and Mart,</hi> in consequence of which I sent a P.O. for five shillings to J. Harris, at 350, High Street, Stratford—I did not receive any reply or ferrets.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-196" type="surname" value="NEEDES"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-196" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY NEEDES</persName> </hi>. I am a steward, of the North-West Hospital, Hampstead—I saw an advertisement similar to this in the
<hi rend="italic">Bazaar, Exchange and Mart</hi> in January, and in consequence I sent to 350, High Street, Stratford, a postal order for five shillings and sixpence—I received an acknowledgment a day or two afterwards; I have destroyed it; it regretted he had not answered my letter before, as he had so many advertisements to answer, and said that he should be going into the country in a day or two, and then he would forward the ferrets on—I never heard from him again—I never received any ferrets.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-197" type="surname" value="ARGENT"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-197" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY ARGENT</persName> </hi>. I keep a beerhouse at 350, High Street, Stratford—I know the prisoner by his coming in there—in January this year he asked me if I would take in one or two letters for him—he said his name was Harris—I consented—some two or three dozen letters came for him, some in the name of Harris, and some John Harris—two days after he called, I handed them to him; two were registered—the Wed
<lb/>nesday evening when Howard was there was the second time the prisoner had come for letters—the prisoner was not a regular customer; he had only come in about three times—he ran out of the house when Howard was there, and did not come back again—letters continued to come for him; about 195 came; I gave them to the police, finding he did not come.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were in the house before Howard came on the Wednesday—you were there ten or fifteen minutes—you left one bar and</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189107270034"/>
<p>came into another one, stopped there some time and went out—I cannot say if you ran out hastily; you walked out—you received two or three letters from the postman—I kept the letters that came for you locked up in a box; nobody had access to it—the second time you came you said you expected some letters complaining that the persons had not received their ferrets—you asked me if I had any letters for you, and I said there were none.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18910727-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18910727-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-198" type="surname" value="FORTH"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-name-198" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FORTH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I received information, and on 27
<hi rend="italic">th February Argent handed me</hi> 197
<hi rend="italic">letters,</hi> twenty-two postcards, and three telegrams—a warrant was obtained against the prisoner; after that he was searched for in the usual way till 29th June, when I arrested him at Tunbridge Wells—I brought him to Stratford, and read the warrant to him; it charged him with the larceny of these moneys—he said, "I did not receive all the orders; some I destroyed"—I asked his name—he said, "John Harris"—afterwards he said, "My right name is Gardiner."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said he had some ferrets which he sent off; that he did not say in the advertisement how many he had; and that he had not received all the letters.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18910727-614-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-614-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-614-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18910727-614-punishment-37" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18910727-614-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-614-punishment-37" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-614-18910727 t18910727-614-punishment-37"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18910727-615">
<interp inst="t18910727-615" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18910727"/>
<interp inst="t18910727-615" type="date" value="18910727"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18910727-615-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-615-18910727 t18910727-615-offence-1 t18910727-615-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-615-18910727" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-615-18910727" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-615-18910727" type="surname" value="MABROOC"/>
<interp inst="def1-615-18910727" type="given" value="BELAL"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BELAL MABROOC</hi>, </persName>
<rs id="t18910727-615-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">