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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>EVANS, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 8th, 1892, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-2" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-3" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DAY</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-5" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M. P., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-6" type="given" value="PHINEAS"/>PHINEAS COWAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-8" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; awl
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-10" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriff's Court; Hex Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-11" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-12" type="given" value="HARRY SEYMOUR"/>HARRY SEYMOUR FOSTER</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-13" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HILL</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE RICHARD HALSE</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EVANS, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been preciously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in-custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> A.
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-17" type="given" value="THEODORE"/>THEODORE BUHL</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a dealer in stamps at 11, Queen Victoria Street—I have seen the prisoner about three times—he called at the end of July or the beginning of August, and produced what he called a V. R. stamp, similar to this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was a black penny English stamp, with V. R. in the two top corners—the ordinary black English stamp of fifty years ago bad Maltese crosses—I looked at it without examining it much, and told him it was a forgery, and that I had seen it that morning—I recognised it; it had been sent to me by someone else to ask if it was genuine—when I said it was a forgery I referred to the letters V. R., the Maltese crosses being erased and the letters V. R. being printed in place of it—the prisoner was rather indignant about it—he said ho had bought it from someone; I believe he said an old gentleman at Wimbledon, and that he knew it was genuine—I returned it to him, and he took it away—about a week or two afterwards ho showed me an Indian stamp similar to this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it purports to be a four-anna Indian stamp, with the Queen's head inverted—I told him it was a forgery, or rather, that it had been altered, making it a forgery—either the head or the frame had been erased; the stamp was printed in two printings; one had been taken out by some chemical means, and the forged one was printed the wrong way—this was a very few days before 28th August, 1890, and I believe it was a Saturday afternoon—this stamp (No 7.) is a 12-cent. green Mexican stamp of 1868, the colour of which has been by some means changed to brown—that was shown to me at the Police-court; not by the defendant—the green stamp would be worth about 3d.; the brown would be worth from 30s. to 40s.; the ordinary black 1d. stamp, with the Maltese cross</p>
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<p>would he worth 2d.; with the Y. R., from £7 10s. to £8—the ordinary value of the four-anna would be about 2s.; the other might be about £20.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I believe my brother gave information to the police—I was asked to come as a witness; I was present all the time—I told you distinctly that the black stamp was a forgery—I believe you said, "If you do not believe me, ask some one else"—I have been a dealer eleven years; hundreds of thousands of stamps pass through my hands every year—I have stamps in stock to the value of £20,000—I guarantee everything I sell as genuine—I sold a blue Tolima to Mr. Bright; he returned it, believing it to be a forgery—I told him it was not, but I would return it if he wished; I did so, and have the stamp in my pocket now, and it is absolutely genuine—Mr. Bright did not threaten me with legal steps if I did not return the money—I reproduce stamps for illustration—I have engraved blocks in the possession of my printer at Plymouth; he uses them to illustrate our books—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a block made from a drawing, not from the original; we sell reprints—reprints are printed for the Government they belong to; they are reprints from originals—when dealers have originals in their possession they could "print as many reprints as they like, with the sanction of the particular Government—there is a difference between a reprint and an original; the difference between them is 7s. 6d. and £40—as to the Peruvian stamps, one of the Post Office officials was dismissed for selling reprints as originals—I know Mr. D'Arenberg; he is a witness—I have known him about four years—he has recently given me information about forged stamps—I did not give him tips for it—I did not offer him money to give me the prisoner's address; I did to some one else—I refuse to say who the other person is.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is no part of our business to be in possession of acids and dies—reprints have nothing to do with the black English stamp, or the Mexican or Indian stamps; there are no reprints of any such stamps.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-18" type="given" value="MAURICE"/>MAURICE GIWELB</persName> </hi>. I am a stamp dealer, of 38, Leicester Square—on 12th August, 1890, the prisoner came to my place and produced a black old English 1d. stamp with V. R. in the corners—the ordinary black stamp with Maltese cross is very common, and could be bought for one penny and twopence, but those with V. R. are of the value of £8 now; the price rose last year—I purchased it from the prisoner for £4—subsequently I ascertained that it was forged—that the Maltese cross had been done away with, and the V. R. printed in—on 18th August he brought me this Mexican stamp, which I bought for £15—it is coloured brown—there is a green stamp of the same appearance exactly, except the colour; that is worth very little—I believed it was a genuine brown stamp at the time, and in that belief I bought it—afterwards I examined it with a genuine brown, and ascertained that it had been coloured—I think I saw the prisoner once afterwards, and I told him all about it—when he sold me the black 1d. stamp he said he got it from an old gentleman who had had it in his collection for about twenty years—I intended to return them to him, and wrote him some letter of the kind, but I thought afterwards I had better keep the stamps, and I did not return them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was about seven o'clock when you came to me; I had to open the door to look at it—but I trusted more to you at the time;</p>
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<p>I had no stamp to compare with it—you gave me your address, and arranged to give me back the money if the stamp was bad; I always reserve such things if I am not certain—I asked you to bring or send me other stamps; it is my business—you sold me with the Mexican stamp an unused English stamp for ten shillings; that was genuine—I never parted with the Mexican stamp nor with the black V. R. stamp—I found they were wrong by examination, and by showing them to customers—I am not a chemist—I wrote you a letter in which I said I returned you the stamps; I intended to return them, and wrote the letter, and then, on consideration, I thought I had better keep the stamps till I got the money back, and I swear I did not return them—I forwarded the letter without enclosing the stamps purposely—I must have sent the letter in a hurry; it was a mistake. (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Buhl interpreted another letter written in German by the witness to the prisoner, in which he said that he must make inquiries about the Mexican stamp, as he believed the colour had been chemically made, and that he had already sent away the black V. R. stamp.</hi>)—I have been stamp-dealing for twelve or thirteen years—no stamps have been returned to me within two or three years—I guarantee every stamp I sell as genuine; I make sure that it is so before I sell it—I advertise myself as an expert to examine doubtful stamps, free of charge—I could not find out at the moment about the Mexican or V. R. stamps; afterwards I did—if stamps are sent to me and I have no similar ones to compare with them, I ask other people—these were rare stamps—about two years ago I bought stamps of Mr. Hart; I had no other business with him, because I heard he was dealing in forgeries—I did not know Mr. D'Arenberg more than a week before this case began—Mr. Theodore Buhl sent him to me, as he could give me information in this case—I had not spoken to him before—I had done no business with him before—since, I have bought some old Indian stamps of him—about three, on the day of your arrest and before it, I saw D'Arenberg in the street at Moorgate Street Station—we arrived at the station together—after you were locked up I went with him and the police-sergeant to your rooms—I was interested in what we could find—we were there from perhaps about half-past six to eight—we watched the sergeant searching for forged stamps and dies; I did not search, but simply looked on—there were papers on your table—we looked in your boxes and cupboards—D'Arenberg helped the sergeant to open the boxes and so on, and I looked on—we were always together in the same room—the sergeant was there all the time; we went with him from the station—on the way I stopped to tell Mr. Phillips of your arrest, and that we were going to search your rooms, and he said he was very pleased that forgeries would. be stopped to a certain extent—I produced the black V. R. stamp when the summons was applied for and the warrant issued—I think I took it back with me; I had it in my possession afterwards, and produced it afterwards at the Police-court on 3rd December—I did not produce the Mexican stamp at the same time, because I did not think it worth while, as I thought the other was quite sufficient to convict you, till the solicitor told me to put it in also—I did not keep it back intentionally; I did not think of putting it in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When we went to the prisoner's house I knew he had been arrested, and I knew from the detective what had been found on mm; I told that to Mr. Phillips.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-19" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES REYA</persName> </hi>. I am a bookseller at 2, Harris's Place, Oxford Street; I do not usually deal in foreign stamps—on 2nd December, 1890, the prisoner called on me and showed me this, which purports to be a four-anna Indian stamp, having the head inverted—he said he had a very valuable and scarce stamp to offer, and showed me this—I replied, "I am not a buyer of stamps; I do not understand stamps"—he said it was worth £20 or £25—I asked him how much he wanted for it; he said £8—I asked him whether it was a good one—I said, "Will you leave the stamp on approval?" he said, "Yes"—I asked him to reduce the price to £7 10s.; he did so, and left the stamp—I took it the following day to Messrs. Stanley Gibbons and Co., stamp dealers, of 8, Gower Street—I there saw Mr. Phillips, their secretary, and sold him the stamp for £15—the following day, December 3rd, the prisoner came and I paid him £7 10s. for the stamp, and took his receipt—I certainly believed it to be a genuine stamp when I took it—a few weeks afterwards the prisoner called on me and snowed me this blue penny Cape of Good Hope stamp, and said he had another very valuable stamp, and I asked the price; he said something about £3 or £4—I asked him who the stamp belonged to; he said to him and his brother—I asked him to leave it on approval, and to call the following day—I went to Stanley Gibbons and Co. and offered it to them—they said they wished to keep it for examination, and afterwards I received this card from them with pencil writing on the back, "Received one Cape changed to represent a penny blue; detained by us for further inquiries"—I sent the card to the prisoner—the same evening I wrote to Stanley Gibbons and Co.—I never saw the prisoner again—he has never asked me for any more money—I have not paid him anything for the Cape stamp; I did not purchase it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have no knowledge of stamps—if Mr. Phillips had not bought the stamps I should have gone elsewhere—he examined the stamp and then said he would have it—he asked for a guarantee, but I declined giving him one, as I could not say anything about the stamp—I asked him £15—Mr. Phillips bought it on his own risk—I did not sell that stamp on commission for you—you said you were very hard up and had some stamps, and you offered it to me—tin's stamp is the same that was produced at the Police-court, because I looked at it through a glass; it has two water-marks and the inverted head; and I should say it was the same stamp that I sold to Mr. Phillips—I should say the Cape stamp is the same I sold him; there is a gloss at the back of it—on the Wednesday, when the proceedings were taken out, I knew for a fact that the Indian stamp was bad—the sergeant called on me and said I should have to attend as a witness—I made the acquaintance of Buhl and Giwelb in the Court; they did not write to me—I have not paid the £7 10s. back to Mr. Phillips, he has not asked for it, and I do not feel obliged to pay anything back, because Mr. Phillips bought it on his own risk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner had previously proposed a transaction with pictures, but it never came off—I said I should only take the stamps on approbation—he wanted the money directly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-20" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to Stanley Gibbons, Limited, stamp dealers, of 8, Gower Street—on 3rd December, 1890, the last witness called on me and showed me this, which appeared to be an Indian four anna stamp—I examined it, and then bought it for £15—on</p>
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<p>22nd December he called again, and showed me this blue 1d. triangular Cape of Good Hope—I examined it, and noticed that it was a chemical change of colour; it had been originally a 1d. red or carmine—in consequence I wrote this pencil note on the back of one of our cards, "Received one Cape, changed to represent a 1d. blue; detained by us for further inquiries"—I never saw the prisoner—after his arrest I was shown in a pocket-book by the sergeant two Indian four anna stamps with inverted heads, similar to this one—in consequence I submitted the one I had purchased to Major Evans, the expert—I can swear positively that these two stamps, the four anna and Cape of Good Hope, are those I received from the last witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am both secretary and managing director—we have a very large trade—I have ten years' experience—I did not find out this four anna stamp when Reya offered it; I used an ordinary glass, not a microscope; I daresay I spent five minutes over it—sometimes I spend a longer time over a stamp—I believed this was genuine—I sold it a week or fortnight afterwards to Mr. Douglas Garth for £20, and he says he had the stamp in his possession the whole time till he gave it back to me in December, a week or fortnight after this case—I asked him to give it back, and I paid him the money back—we guarantee all our stamps to be either genuine stamps or reprints, according to which they are—Mr. Garth was entitled to believe a stamp bought from us was genuine; that, no doubt, would be his impression—clerks have access to our stamps; we do not lock them up—we publish the
<hi rend="italic">Stanley Gibbons Stamp Journal;</hi> Major Evans is editor—we use blocks for illustrations; they are at our printers at Plymouth—we also issue a catalogue with 3,000 illustrations—imitations of stamps could be printed from those blocks, but they would not deceive anyone; possibly four anna and Mexican stamps could be printed from our blocks; the printers are the only other people who have access to our blocks; they come to me, and I send them to the printers—I detected at once that the Cape stamp was bad—it was engraved on and printed from a copper or steel plate, and such a stamp does not exist in blue; the only one printed in blue was printed from a wooden block, and differs from this in every respect—I believe the stamp is altered in its colour—the genuine stamp printed from the wood block would be worth £25 or £30—I have no knowledge of chemistry, but I know the colour is altered from the blurred appearance, and because I know that such a stamp did not exist—Mr. Garth was the first person to whom I showed the Indian stamp—I kept it in my pocket—I did not show it to Major Evans—we fix our catalogue price by the supply and demand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I examined the Indian stamp under a microscope afterwards, and have no doubt it is a forgery, and can give my reasons; the" red portion of the stamp is printed over the post-mark—the shape of the letters in "India" and "anna" is different from those in the genuine stamp—the paper is different; it is very much softened and of more porous nature, and the post-mark is of a brown colour instead of jet black, as it ought to be; it shows the action of an acid.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-21" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH HARPER</persName> </hi>. I formerly carried on business at 12, Church Street, Islington—in March, 1891, the prisoner came and took apartments at 8s. 6d. a week—he gave the name of Dr. Bernhardt—letters came for him, in about equal numbers, in the names of Dr. Bernhardt and Assmus—the name Assmus was used latterly—several registered</p>
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<p>letters came; some have come since the charge was made and have been returned—some letters came with the Bournemouth post-mark—he said he expected remittances for stamps, instead of which he said they had returned the stamps—he said he was sending stamps to Bournemouth for approval—he stayed with me nearly nine months, up to the time of his arrest—this rent-book is in his writing; it is my signature.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-22" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY HILCKES</persName> </hi>. I am a German—I am manager to Messrs. Bright and Son, booksellers and stamp dealers, at the Arcade, Bournemouth—they are known throughout the trade in consequence of advertising—on 14th August, 1891, this letter came from Mr. A. Bernhardt, 12, Church Street, Islington. (
<hi rend="italic">This enclosed four Baden stamps, and offered them at</hi> 5s.
<hi rend="italic">each, or</hi> 18s.
<hi rend="italic">for the four, and stated that in a few weeks he should have some old Bavarian stamps and others</hi>)—a few days afterwards we had a letter from him enclosing twenty-four stamps at 3s. 9d. each—we replied, offering 15s.—we received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Accepting the 15s., and stating that in a little time he could get forty stamps if he was paid 4s. a-piece</hi>)—we accepted those—I placed a few of them on approval sheets and sent them to customers—in consequence of some communication made to me about one of them I telegraphed to Mr. Bright, who was in London—he investigated the matter, and came back and gave me information, and I got back the stamps I had sent out—we had sent the prisoner a cheque for £55s., for which we got acknowledgment—we returned the Bavarian stamps which he sent, because they were all forged—we received further letters from him, with reference to buying a large collection for £2,000, and then he wrote that he was introduced to a war correspondent, Dr. Assmus, who had the matter of the collection in his hands, and had liberty to show or sell it as he liked—we wrote this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that they would be pleased to make Dr. Assmus acquaintance, and that they thought it would be the easiest way to come to an arrangement with him</hi>)—in one of his letters he said, "I have been collecting stamps nearly thirty years, and know as well as people who consider themselves infallible what is original and worth to be collected"—we also had this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that Br. Assmus, who was in Paris, would call at the beginning of the next week to give them particulars, and that the collection could be inspected in Germany</hi>)—Dr. Assmus, who was the prisoner, called one afternoon, and not seeing me then called again about six, and was introduced to me and Mr. Bright—he spoke about this matter of going to Germany; he had asked me previously to come over with him—he offered me a commission, and said he would very likely be able to manage some private business with me—I informed my employers of what was taking place-before that he had offered me commission on stamps that he might sell—we had tried to obtain a warrant against him, but could not get it in Bournemouth, and so we dropped the matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I thought the Baden stamps were good—I put them that evening in a box, and never looked at them again, and when someone wrote and pointed out that stamps on my sheets seemed to be doubtful, I had doubts about the Baden stamps—there were four or five days between the first and second lots—when we suspected them I sent the whole lot to Mr. Bright, who was in London, and he showed them to Mr. Phillips, who I think is a good judge—we did not write to you, because we wanted to find out how many you had—I do not remember getting forgeries from London dealers—I found one among the stock,</p>
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<p>and we got the money for it back—until I examined the Baden stamps with a microscope I did not find out they were bad—Mr. Bright said he would pay part cash and the rest by instalments for the £2,000 worth of stamps; you said the owner wanted cash, but you would see what could be done—all the stamps you sent in November were not genuine—I sent some to Germany, and found some of them were
<hi rend="italic">essays</hi>, which are printed by the Government—you offered the Baden stamps to us as coming from a large accumulation of old letters, and said they would be on letter sheets.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-23" type="given" value="PERCY MAY"/>PERCY MAY BRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Bright and Sons, stamp dealers, Bournemouth,—I communicated with Bernhardt, and bought twenty-eight stamps altogether from him—in consequence of a communication made to me when I was in London I showed some of the stamps to Mr. Phillips, who on closely examining them found they were forgeries—our cheque for £5 5s. was sent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew the Baden stamps were bad before your arrest—I was present the first time you were at the Police-court—I made no charge against you then, as I was not prepared to do so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Afterwards a gentleman from the Treasury saw me, and I stated what had taken place.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant C</hi>). I have had charge of this ease, and with assistance have made inquiries—about twenty minutes to four p.m. on 21st November I saw the prisoner in Copthall Avenue—I had a warrant, and I said to him, "Good afternoon, Mr. Assmus"—he said, "I don't know you; my name is Bernhardt; what do you want?"—I said, "l am a sergeant of police, and have a warrant for your arrest"—I read the warrant, which charged him with defrauding Mr. Giwelb—lie said, "But it is so long ago, and I did not intend to defraud Mr. Giwelb, but to pay him the money back"—I said, "You told me your name was Bernhardt"—he said, "That is my Christian name; will not you give me the opportunity of paying the money back?"—I said, "You must first come to the Police-station"—I took him to Vine Street, where, in answer to the charge, he said, "I did not intend to defraud Mr. Giwelb; I took him the stamp and sold it, but did not know that it was a forgery"—I found on the prisoner this wallet, containing about 900 stamps; this book and two dies, one with the figure 10, and the other with a French post-mark—among the 900 stamps were 99 similar to Mr. Bright'8 eleven Baden stamps—he gave the address, "12, Church Street, Islington"—I went there with Faulkner, and found 4,000 stamps, a number of bottles containing sulphuric, hydrochloric and nitric acids, and spirits of salts, tins and packets of colours, eight metal types, four "V ",. and four "R"; two together would make "V R" similar to that on the backs of the stamps, eighteen dies, seven knives, two of them evidently for perforation—among the 900 stamps I found one similar to Mr. Giwelb's stamp, and among the 4,000 I found four of the same kind among the 900 were two four-anna stamps, and among the 4,000 some of the coloured Cape of Good Hope stamps—there is only one four-anna stamp in this country, and that is at the British Museum—I also found this card of Mr. Phillips, with the note on the back of it—all the stamps found have been seen by Major Evans.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It looked from your rooms as if you wore perfectly starving—the woman with whom you were living came in; she had had</p>
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<p>no food for two days, and the prosecutor supplied her with some—Giwelb and D'Arenberg went with me and assisted—I invited them to go because I had no knowledge of stamps, and they could tell me whether they were good or bad—the stamps found on you were kept separate from those found at your rooms.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-25" type="given" value="ERNEST HENRY"/>ERNEST HENRY DOUAY</persName> </hi>. I am employed in the Controller of Stamps Department, Somerset House, and for some years I have had considerable experience in English stamps—this black stamp, with "V. R." in the corners, was originally the same as this other one with the Maltese crosses, which have been removed, and the "V. R." printed on—the genuine stamp, which properly bore the "V. R.," was an official stamp, intended to be used for official postage instead of franking letters; but it was never carried out, although some "V. R." stamps have passed through the post—the value of such genuine stamps ranges from £6 to £8—I should say the black stamp produced by the last witness had originally the Maltese cross, and had been treated in the same way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> To find out such an alteration you would have to get the stamp under a good light—I should think a big dealer, in the business for many years, would find it out—these are not the same types as those on the original; this type might have been used—it is possible to remove the Maltese crosses and to print the "V. R." with these types or with others.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-26" type="given" value="EDWARD BENJAMIN"/>EDWARD BENJAMIN EVANS</persName> </hi>. I live at 78, "West Hill, Sydenham—I have been a stamp collector for a large number of years, and have had considerable experience from having stamps before me—the sergeant submitted a large number of stamps to me, and I went through thorn all—I found over 800 stamps either forged, or altered, or tampered with—the Baden stamps sent to Bright are entirely forgeries; very good imitations, likely to pass with any unskilled person, and requiring very close examination—the four-anna Indian stamp is in part forgery; the head has been removed, and a forged imitation of that part replaced in an inverted position, I consider—if it were genuine it would be worth £20 or more—I saw three of them altogether—the colour of the blue Cape of Good Hope stamp has been changed by some chemical process from red—the genuine blue would be worth from £25 to £30, and the red is worth about 1s. 6d.—only one of those had been altered; the others were forgeries—I found a large number of Bavarian and Mexican stamps completely forged—I saw a twelve-cent Mexican stamp, the colour of which had been altered from green paper to brown, which would be much more valuable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should not buy a quantity of Baden or Indian stamps without careful examination—I should have found out that they were bad—I think if Mr. Phillips had examined them as carefully as I did ho would have found them out—I don't think he has had as large an experience of stamps as I have had—I think the Roumanian stamps were good—I have no knowledge of chemistry, but I know it is possible to alter the colour of stamps, and I am quite sure the colour has been altered—it is very easy to do it without knowledge of chemistry—I have altered the colour of stamps with acids, as experiments—I have not got so far as to change a red into a blue one—I know it is easy to take colour out of paper and to recolour it with other colour—the Baden stamps exist in different shades—there are not different kinds of these</p>
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<p>four-anna stamps—I can see with a glass that the black V. R. stamp has been altered: I could not see it without the glass—I should not have bought it without examining it with a magnifying-glass—forgeries were brought on the market years ago; I can speak for the last twenty-five years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I never intended to defraud Mr. Reya and Mr. Bright. If the stamps are forgeries, I bought and sold them without knowing they are forgeries. I was deceived in the same way as Mr. Phillips and Mr. Bright. I have been merely a collector, and have done a little business in stamps; but I don't understand it so well as these big dealers. Why should not I be deceived if those gentlemen of large experience have been deceived? I have no witnesses to call here."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence asserted that he had been deceived as to the genuineness of the stamps in the same way as had the other dealers, and that he had no intention to defraud.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On January 5th, in the afternoon, I was with Detective Goodson in Wood Street, Cheapside, and saw the three prisoners—Roberts handed something to Gilbert; they walked up Wood Street, and Gilbert went into the Express Dairy, the two male prisoners waited outside; Roberto walked a short distance, joined Anderson again, and Gilbert came out and joined them—they all walked across Cheapside, and down Bread Street, into Cannon Street; Gordon and I still following—I lost sight of them for a minute or two, and saw them next going into Cannon Street Station, where the two male prisoners loft her, and she went into the first-class waiting-room, and came out and joined them again—they went to Bush Lane, where they stood in conversation—I saw Roberts hand something to Gilbert again; they returned to Cannon Street, where Gilbert went into No. 121, Mr. Dawson's, a stationer's, while the other two waited a short distance off—Gilbert came out and joined them—I went into the shop, and came out and rejoined Gordon—we followed the prisoners to Abchurch Lane, where they stood in conversation a few minutes, and Roberts again handed something to Gilbert, who went to 41, Gracechurch Street, a fancy brush shop—the two men waited outside—she came out and followed them to East Street, where Roberts handed something to Gilbert, whe went into the Falstaff public-house, the two men waiting outside—she came out and joined them, and then went into the Cow and Calf, East Street—the other men walked on a few yards, looking back—Gilbert came out, and I went into the house and spoke to the barmaid—I came out and followed the prisoners, and stopped them in Rood Lane—I said: "We are police officers, and shall take you in custody for being concerned together in uttering counterfeit coin"—they</p>
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<p>made no reply then, or when charged—I found on Anderson eight shillings, twelve sixpences, thirty-three pennies, and (en halfpennies, ail. good; and this packet of envelopes—Gilbert was searched by the female searcher, who handed me two good shillings, some envelopes and paper, and a birthday card—I saw Roberts searched—he took a paper packet out of his right trousers pocket, and put it on a little window-ledge behind—I opened it—it contained four bad half-crowns and three bad florins, with paper between each—Mrs. Lily afterwards handed me a coin.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I was with Fitzgerald, and followed the prisoners down to their arrest—I took Roberts, and searched him at the station, and found a shilling, threepence, a pair of gloves, and a pipe—he put his right hand in his trousers pocket, and turned round and stepped back—I said, "What are you doing?"—he made no reply, but stepped forward, and the uniform man took this paper packet off a lodge; it contained four half-crowns and three florins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-32" type="given" value="CLARRY"/>CLARRY TILLING</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the Express Dairy Company, Cheapside—on January 5th Gilbert came in and asked for a glass of milk—I saw her served; she paid with a florin; I took it up and gave it to the cashier; I then examined it, and something dark came off it on to my fingers—I handed it back to Gilbert, and told her it was bad—she appeared surprised, and said she had taken it at a draper's—she paid me with a good florin, which she selected from several coins in her hand—I gave her the change, and she left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-33" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE LILY</persName> </hi>. I, am the attendant at the first-class waiting-room, Cannon Street Station—on January 5th, between three and four p.m., Gilbert came in and paid me with a florin; I put it with the rest of my money and gave her the change—directly she had gone I tried it with my teeth, and it was bad—I had no other florin—I gave it to Fitzgerald.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these two florins are bad—here is another packet containing three florins and four half-crowns, all counterfeit, and some of them from the same mould as the two others.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-63" type="given" value="ROBERT CARNEGIE"/>ROBERT CARNEGIE IMRIE</persName> </hi>. I am a schoolmaster, of 2, Great Percy Street, Clerkenwell—on 15th January I was near my own door, and was tripped up and stunned—two men got on top of me and rifled my pockets—I shouted "Police!" and they ran off—I got up and found my watch was safe, but the swivel was broken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-64" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WATERMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G R</hi>). On 18th January I was on duty in King's Cross Road about one a.m.; heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and saw the prisoner running away—Arnold stopped him, and I asked him what was the matter; he said, "I only picked the man up."</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ARNOLD</persName> </hi>. I keep a coffee-room at King's Cross Road—on 15th January I had been to a party, and was going home—I was unlocking my door when I heard cry of "Police!" and saw a gentleman on the ground, and the prisoner and another man on top of him—a cabman came up and halloaed "Stop thief!"—the prisoner ran my way, and I caught him by the throat—he gave me a good crack in the chest, and said he only picked the gentleman up—I said, "I saw you on him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You were running as hard as you could.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate: "</hi> I was coming home last night about ten o'clock, and saw the gentleman on the ground; two lads asked me to pick him up; I did so, and he fell down again, and halloaed Stop thief!' I saw two or three people running after me, and I stopped and said, 'I only picked the man up.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Ban</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">The Marsh</hi>, which wore properly secured and moored on the Thames at Calverton buoys—I saw them safe on 22nd January, about half-past six at night—they were moored by a large manilla rope, head and stern—the rope used by the firm has a tarry strand running up it—about half-past eight next morning on my way up in the tug I found that the rope had been cut and taken away—on the 25th I was taken to Mr. Saunders, a marine store dealer in Narrow Street, Limehouse, and there identified five fathoms of rope, it was cut into pieces—this piece (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Crawford.</hi> The rope was not fastened to the barge, it was lying loose; it was a very foggy night; there were about ten fathoms of rope altogether.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-257-18920208 t18920208-257-punishment-15"/>Six Month' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutors on the ground of his weakness mind.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-258-18920208 t18920208-258-punishment-16"/>Discharged on recognisances.</rs> </hi> And
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920208-259-offence-1 t18920208-name-77"/>Sidney Johnson Taylor</persName>, and stealing two trumpets and other articles.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-259-18920208 t18920208-259-punishment-17"/>Discharged on recognisances.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th, and Wednesday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was on the doorstep, she had no other money in her hand—I did not know her—she said that the coin was sent from Brighton in a registered letter.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). I took the prisoner, and told her it would be necessary to make some inquiries—she had a purse in her hand, which she gave me at the station—I found in it a half-sovereign, a sixpence, a penny, a halfpenny and a farthing, and this tobacco in her basket—she was charged, and said she must have got this coin at Brighton; she had come from there the day before—she handed me two good florins and a handkerchief—Mr. Stone's shop is about ten minutes' walk from Great James Street—Mrs. Hughes handed me this coin, it looked much brighter then, and just like a sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> All the money I found on her was good—she gave me a correct address, and said her husband was a coachman, which I found to be correct—the farthing I found on her had the word "Farthing" on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-89" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a deliverer of meat, in the employ of Williams and Co.—on January 7th I delivered to Mr. Taylor two skirts and three,. middles; the prisoner came in and said, "I am on for a short, Taylor of Plumstead "; I delivered the short to him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am certain you are the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM EHNIGER</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher—on January 8th I purchased two lots of pigs, and sent Nash for them—I only received nine—I have employed the prisoner, but not on that day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I took the prisoner on January 18th on a warrant, which I road to him; ho said, "I took the pigs; somebody asked mo to take thorn there, and I did so"—he was placed with other men and identified—he said, "I admit taking the short, but not the pigs."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never had the pigs. On the 15th a man sent me in for the meat, and I went and fetched it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not toll the Magistrate I did not know who it was—I identified you and Lindsay at the Police-court—I had been drinking, but was not drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lindsay.</hi> I saw you in the crowd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). On 10th January I was on duty at the iron-bridge—Lindsay was pointed out to me, and before I got hold of him he assaulted a man—I took him to the station; he said he struck Sullivan, but did not kick him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lindsay.</hi> I did not knock you down, but you threw me to the ground.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">George and Lindsay, in their statements before the Magistrate and in their defences, asserted their innocence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Ryan's Defence.</hi> I was in bed, and have a witness to prove it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-105" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE DUBELOW</persName> </hi>. At 10 o'clock on this Sunday night Ryan was indoors half an hour's walk from the bridge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions: George at West Ham on 22nd October</hi>, 1887,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MCCARTHY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PIGGOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-110" type="given" value="ELIAS"/>ELIAS HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I am a wardrobe dealer, at 128, Gray's Inn Road—on the early morning of 7th January I heard Wood's whistle outside the side door, and I got up and went outside, where I saw several policemen—I did not miss anything—about four months previously I had had some prostitutes living in the house—Kelly used to mix up with that class of people—the women had keys of the house, which they did not return when they left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not the landlord of those women—I live in the house—there were three women there—I suppose Mrs. Sutton, the landlady, gave them keys; I did not—I knew the prisoner by sight—I do not know whether he has a brother.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-111" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WOOD</persName> </hi> (173
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). On 7th January, at 1.20 a.m., I was on duty in the Gray's Inn Road—I saw this door gently open, and I went to it and pushed it, and Kelly came out—I said, "What are you doing here,
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, this time of the morning?"—he said, "I have come to see my young lady"—knowing the prisoner was a desperate character, I detained him, and said "I must make some inquiries"—he put his hand into his pocket, and said, "I will fetch my young lady"—he went indoors, and slammed the door in my face—I put my foot in the door to prevent it closing—I pushed it open and saw the prisoners running down the passage—I found M'Carthy behind the door at the end of the passage, and took him in custody—I next saw Kelly last Friday, at 11, Jerusalem Court, St. John's Square—he Said, "All right, governor, I know what you want me for"—he jumped from the second floor window in trying to get away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen Kelly inside the White Lion in Leather Lane, but not between 6th January and 6th February; if I had I should have taken him—his brother is a little taller—there is a slight resemblance in their features, I believe; I don't think it is a strong resemblance—I was about two minutes in conversation with the man at the door—I was in uniform—directly I pushed the door open three men</p>
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<p>scuttled out at the back as quickly as they could—there is an ordinary street lamp a little higher up than outside the door—Jerusalem Court is about a quarter of a mile from Hammond's place—I cannot say if the prisoner's brother was in the house at the time—I was outside the house about five minutes before I went in—as we knocked at the prosecutor's door in Jerusalem Court we hoard a window go up, and we rushed downstairs and saw Kelly come out of the second floor window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew the prisoner before that night, and I saw him at the door, and I have not the slightest doubt that ho is the man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I went with Wood to 11, Jerusalem Buildings, on Friday last—I rapped at the room door, and got no answer; I stood there two minutes, and heard a noise in the room and a window going up; I ran downstairs and saw the prisoner jump from the window and run down the court—I stopped him; he 'said, "All right, I know what you want me for"—I took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know his two brothers; his brother
<hi rend="italic">Dan</hi> resembles him very much—we do not tell everyone when we are looking for a man—the prisoner has been in hiding for some time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-113" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN THOMAS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 37
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I was on duty on January 7th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A key was found on Williams—I tried it to the door, and it fitted—it had been filed.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">M'CARTHY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to one at Guildhall on 24th June</hi>, 1891;
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KELLY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to one at this Court on 30th January</hi>, 1888.—
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I cannot explain how you could take the chain and leave the watch in my pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Bow Street on June</hi> 16
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<p>gone into partnership with Mr. Brockett, of the Strand—knowing Mr. Brockett, I let him have it—it is worth £1 12s. 6d.—it has not been paid for—he came again on the 28th or 29th, and wanted six more sheets, and said that he or his partner would come and pay for them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-120" type="given" value="HOUGHTON"/>HOUGHTON BROCKETT</persName> </hi>. I am an advertising agent, of 492, Strand—I know the prisoner—he has, never been my partner—I never authorised him to get a magic lantern sheet—he came to my place and said he was agent for
<hi rend="italic">Buffalo Bill</hi>, and that he had a show at King's Cross, and asked me to go into partnership with him; a rough agreement was drawn up, but I refused—I saw him after Christmas, but he said nothing about the sheet—I knew nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I have no furniture at 402, Strand, no letter-box, and no family there—I pay no rent—my name is not up, but it has been, and "Brockett, Strand," will find me—I do commissions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner cross-examined the witness at great length upon matters which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled had nothing to do with the case, and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">requested the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to draw the prisoner's attention to the charge.</hi>)—I agreed to a three years' lease of the King's Cross Theatre at ten shillings a week—it was not at my suggestion that you accepted their terms—to the best of my recollection, on December 9th I said I would have nothing more to do with it—</p>
<p>I got a constable, and had you put out of my room because you became a nuisance to me—I told you on December 9th that I would have nothing more to do with you—I replied to Messrs. Piggott's letter, and told them I was in no way connected with you—I was going into partnership with you, but I heard something in the afternoon and I refused; you did not ask me what I heard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-121" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER NICHOLAS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Walter John Need, a pawnbroker, of Euston Road—this magic-lanthorn sheet was pawned with me by the prisoner, to the best of my belief, in the name of William Roberts—this is the ticket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-122" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ABBOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I took the prisoner on 11th January, at 42, Manchester Street, King's Cross, and read the warrant to him; he said, "I must acknowledge I had the sheet," and produced this invoice—I searched his place, and found this ticket for a magic-lanthorn sheet, pawned on December 24th, in a washhand-stand drawer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SAVAGE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). Not examined in chief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On the way from Bishopsgate Street Station to Guildhall you said, "I have pawned the magic-lanthorn sheet at 9, King's Cross Road, and Brockett knows all about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SMITH</hi>. Early in December you called on me and asked me why a magic lanthorn had been removed, and I handed you a letter giving you the reason why they had shut it up—you mentioned him and you renting the place from me, and I said that the day mentioned for him to come down and examine the building would not be convenient to me—I told you the best time to call was after 6 p.m.—you made an appointment—you introduced a third party to me, as your partner I understood—I told you my terms—Brockett said the rent was too high, and made an offer, which was not accepted—my offer was £60, on condition that Werman and Co. would give me permission to use it—I did not take the place because they would not agree to it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner handed in a written defence, contending that the matter was one of partnership between Brockett and himself.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day, see Essex and Kent cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bay.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. F. GILL, A. GILL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I have had experience in making plans—I have made a plan of the front room at No. 4, Old Nicol Street, Bethnal Green, the room occupied by Selina Lewis—it shows the position of the windows and door, and the furniture of the room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-130" type="given" value="SELINA"/>SELINA LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I now live in Brick Lane—I did live at 4, Old Nicol Street, and occupied the front room, second-floor—up to the 2nd December the prisoner occupied the back room on the same floor with the deceased Abigail Sullivan—the prisoner is a shoemaker—Sullivan used sometimes to work as an ironer—I am a single woman, and live by myself—I did not see much of the prisoner and Sullivan—they were in the habit of drinking—I have heard them quarrelling—I have heard him threaten her, and once or twice he said he would kill her—I have heard noises of quarrelling in their room—once I went in and saw her lying on the floor, and the prisoner standing over her with his fist clenched, and he appeared to be kicking her—I asked him what he was doing, and told him to leave her alone—he said if I did not go out of the room he would serve me the same—I went out—that was about the beginning of December—I remember the deceased, in the prisoner's presence, showing me marks on her arms and face; that was about a week before I went into their room—I only knew them for about six weeks—he gave up his room about a fortnight before 16th December when she showed me the marks upon her, she said that he had said now that he had disfigured her he was going to leave her—the mark on her arms seemed like a cut—I could form no idea what the marks on the face were from, I did not take much notice of them—the morning he left he came and knocked at my door and brought</p>
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<p>the deceased's bonnet and some other things in a handkerchief, and said, Will you take care of these things? she might come to you, and I am going to give up the room"—she had been out all the night, that was the reason he gave up the room; it was a furnished room, there was nothing in it belonging to them—these were all things belonging to her—she came up to me the same morning and said she had nowhere to go, and she lived with me after that—on Monday, 14th December, I went with her to the place where the prisoner worked; he was called out from his work to speak to her; she asked him for some money—he said he would give her some after Christmas—she said she would remain round there till he had finished work—he said, "You must not stop round here; if you do, I shall stick a knife in you"—he then went back to the shop—I persuaded the deceased to come home with me, and she did—on Wednesday, 16th December, about six in the evening, I went out, leaving my baby with her—I came back about 10—she was not there then, but the prisoner was there, he was looking out of the window; there are two windows to the room, with a table between them—I asked him what he was doing there; he told me to ask
<hi rend="italic">Abby</hi>—I went out to look for her—I came back in about a quarter of an hour, and as I went up the stairs I met the deceased coming down with the child in her arms—she turned and went with me into my room—I found the prisoner still there, standing in the middle of the room—the deceased said to him, "How did you come here?"—he said, "You ought to know"—she used bad language to him; she had the baby in her arms—she gave the baby to me, and said, "Take your child, I have been your servant long enough"—I said, "What do you mean?"—she made no answer, but walked over to her husband and took up the table to strike him—it was a small square table standing in the middle of the room—she lifted it up with both hands from the ground; she was going to raise it, but I told her to put it down, and she put it down; she then walked towards her husband, as if to strike him—I saw her lift her hand to strike him; she did not strike him, because he lifted his hand to her, as if to strike her, and she dropped her hand; then I saw her stagger towards the foot of the bedstead, away from him—I turned to him and asked what he had done; I thought he had only struck her—he made no answer; he said, "I am going to have a drink," and went out of the room—I turned round and saw that she had sunk on the floor at the foot of the bedstead—I went to raise her up and saw blood coming from the side of her chest—she said, "Oh, Selina!" and that was all—I got assistance, and sent for the police—later on that night I saw the prisoner at the Police-station; I was there shown this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); it is my property. (
<hi rend="italic">It was like a shoemaker's knife, with a long blade, not a clasped one</hi>)—I used it for cutting wood; I had used it for that purpose that afternoon, and left it on the table with the other knives when I went out at six; it was on the table between the windows, where the prisoner had been standing—it had not been sharpened when I left it there—when I saw it at the station that night it looked as if it had been sharpened—I did not use it for cutting bread, I used it for other things, but not for cutting bread—this steel is my property—I used it for a poker; it was left in the fender—I had not seen the prisoner pick anything up when he lifted his hand as if to strike her; he was not near enough to the table to pick anything off it—I am quite sure he did not pick anything up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not cut the bread with this knife that afternoon, it was not sharp enough—I do not remember saying that I used it that afternoon to cut the bread—I had tea at five o'clock—after tea I cleared the tea-things and knives on to the table between the windows, and left the knife there—it does not seem to be sharp now—at the time the prisoner made the push he was standing in the middle of the room, almost close to the bed—it is a large room—I have known the deceased assault the prisoner; I never knew her to strike him—I have seen her pick up things to strike him with, several times—I have never seen her strike him with them, because he prevented her by taking the things away from her, or by striking her, or pushing her away—I have not seen her take up the table before, or a knife; I have seen her take up the poker; I was once in the room when that happened—I never saw her throw a cup at him and cut his head—she used frequently to get drunk, and then she would become violent—she had had no drink on this occasion; she appeared to me to be quite sober—she was doing no work on this day—I had not been into a public-house with her; I was at home washing—it was when they were the worse for drink that he threatened to kill her; when she threatened to strike him, she was threatening him with something in her hand—that has happened on two or three occasions—I never made any complaint to the police about this; I did not think it serious—I have heard people threaten to kill others before; it is a common expression in rows down there—I never used to sharpen knives on this steel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had used this knife that day to cut cat's-meat, soon after dinner, about one o'clock—I had a table-knife that I used for the bread—when I saw this at the station I thought it looked brighter—when the woman fell she fell in a heap, about two steps from the prisoner; she staggered back—I did not see the beginning of the disturbance, when the prisoner was apparently kicking her—she had not threatened him in any way at the shop when he threatened to put a knife into her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-131" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED KENNEDY</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of Catherine Kennedy—Kate Batty is her daughter—we occupied the room opposite Mrs. Lewis, the second floor back—we came to live there on 12th December, when the other people had gone out—on the 16th December, about half-past nine, I went to the Portobello public-house—I saw the prisoner there, and the deceased, with a baby in her arms; they were having one or two words; I heard the prisoner say, "To-night there will be something done before ten, and if anyone else interferes I will serve them the same"—I said, "If I was you, I should not do anything I would be sorry for"—he replied, "With that we will break away," and he went out—the deceased stopped there—I live next door, and I went in and left her there—just' after ten I heard cries of "Oh! oh!" in their room—I went to the door, and saw the prisoner coming out of Mrs. Lewis's room; he made for the stairs; I went after him, we had a bit of a struggle on the stairs, and the stairs being steep he got away, and I fell; he flew down the stairs—after that I saw the Constable Hawkyard, and made a statement to him—I next saw the prisoner standing outside the Dolphin public-house, while I was with the constable, and I identified him, and went with him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Dolphin is about twenty yards from my house—</p>
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<p>the prisoner was standing there in a stooping position—I had never seen him before that night but once, when he came to the door the night we came to live there; he said, "I beg your pardon," and walked away; I never spoke to him in my life—when he was arrested I told the police-man what I had heard him say in the public-house—I could not exactly tell whether the woman was drinking; I was only in there two or three minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-132" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH NORTON</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, and live at 12, Brick Lane—I know the prisoner, he was a fellow-workman—we were working together on the 16th December—we left work together, about a quarter-past eight—I went to buy a coat, and then we went to the Weavers' Arms; we were there about a quarter of an hour—after that we went to the Ship; the prisoner said we would go there and have half a pint, and then ho had got to meet his
<hi rend="italic">missis;</hi> when we came out the deceased was outside—she had no baby with her; this would be about half-past nine—she wanted half a pint of ale, and he said, "Come down lower," and I said, "Yes, come to the George"—they were having a jangle together on the road; I did not take notice what it was about—we all three went together to the George—I paid for a pot of ale—the prisoner told me not to give her any—she said, "You would not give me a drink with you, I would stick my fingers up your nose "; she did not do anything—the three of us drank up the beer and went out—she said, "Good-night," and left us, and the prisoner and I went to another public-house, the Flower Pot, at the corner of Brick Lane—after that we shook hands, and I told him to meet me at the shop in the morning, and I would be there at half-past nine—it was about a quarter-past ten when I left him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say he was going to meet his
<hi rend="italic">missis</hi> and give her a shilling; I said, "Go and give her a shilling and make things right"—he said he would go and see her—that was when I left him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-133" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE BATTY</persName> </hi>. I am seven years old—I live with my mother, Mrs. Kennedy, at 4, Old Nicol Street, in the room opposite Mrs. Lewis—I remember going to her room to mind the baby; that was about eight o'clock on the day of Mrs. Sullivan's death—when I went into the room I saw Mrs. Sullivan there with the baby—she gave me the baby, and went away and left me alone in the room with the baby—in about half an hour Mrs. Sullivan came in; she took the baby from me—the prisoner came in next, and sat down by the fireplace; Mrs. Sullivan said to him, "Go out of this room; get out of the woman's room"—he said, "No, I am not going out of this room to-night"—he brought up this steel from the fireplace and told me to hold it; I said, "No "; the woman said, "Go on, he won't hurt you "; and then I did hold it—he then went to walk into my, mother's room—I said I would tell my mother when she came back—he walked back into Mrs. Lewis's room again—Mrs. Sullivan asked him if he was going out of the room again—he said, "No"—then she went out, taking the baby with her, and I went into my mother's room—I laid the steel on the table in the middle of the room, and left him in the room alone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The steel was in the fender—it was used as a poker.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-134" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE KENNEDY</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness—on 16th December, between eight and nine, Mrs. Sullivan came to my room and asked me if I would mind a little baby while she went to meet her hus
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<p>—I said "Yes," and I sent my little girl into Mrs. Lewis's room—about half-past nine Mrs. Sullivan came back—I gave her a penny, and she went out again—a little after ten I saw her sitting on the doorstep opposite—before that I had heard voices in Mrs. Lewis's room, and I heard Mrs. Sullivan scream out to the man, "Go out of the woman's room!"—after that I saw her on the doorstep; she had the baby with her—she asked me if I would have a drink with her, and we went into a public-house and had a glass of ale—after that I left her—I saw her go into another public-house next to where I live, the Portobello—she went in there by herself, with the baby in her arms—later on I again heard voices in Mrs. Lewis's room; I heard her scream out again for the man to go out of the room—later on Mrs. Lewis came and knocked at my door; I went into her room, and saw the deceased lying on the floor at the foot of the bedstead—she was quite sober when I parted with her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> "Within the half-hour she had been in three public-houses.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-135" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED COOK</persName> </hi>. I live at 48, Dunlow Street, and am potman at the Dolphin public-house—that is about half a stone's throw from 4, Old Nicol Street—on 16th December the prisoner came there about half-past eleven—he had two glasses of rum, and he asked me to have half a pint of beer—while he was drinking a knife dropped from him—I picked it up; this is the knife—he said, "I will show you how to use it"; and he rubbed it down my chest, so (
<hi rend="italic">describing</hi>)—I said to him, "I think you had better go out."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I put him out; I gave him back the knife—he began to get rather cross—he did not assault me—after I got him outside I persuaded him to go home, and while talking to him the knife dropped on the pavement—he picked it up himself—I said, "You had better throw the knife away, or you may get into trouble."</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-136" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HAWKYARD</persName> </hi> (354
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On 16th December, about half-past eleven, I went to 4, Old Nicol Street, and saw the body of Abigail Sullivan at the foot of the bed—I pointed out the position of the furniture to Tyrrell, who made the plan; it correctly represents it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-137" type="given" value="PERCY JOHN"/>PERCY JOHN CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 2, Spital Square—I am assistant divisional surgeon—on 16th December, about twenty minutes to twelve, I was called to 4, Old Nicol Street, where I saw the body of Abigail Sullivan—in my opinion she had been dead about half an hour—I found a wound on the upper portion of the right side of the chest—I subsequently made a post-mortem examination—the wound had divided the cartilage of the second rib on the right side—it had pierced through the edge of the right lung, and penetrated the pericardium, wounding the aorta about an inch from the heart—that caused hemorrhage, which was the cause of death—the wound was the cause of death—it was such a wound as might have been caused by this knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was only one wound upon her—the clothing had apparently been opened—the chest was bare—she had on the body of a dress and a petticoat bodice—I think there were stays on; I am not sure—there must have been a considerable amount of force used to divide the cartilage of the rib and cause the wound—there were scars upon her, but no recent ones.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It was a downward blow, holding the knife so (a
<hi rend="italic">stab</hi>)—the blow was above the position of the stays.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-called</hi>). I did not remove the bodice of the deceased; I undid it—the knife had gone above the stays and underclothing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On 16th December, about twenty minutes to twelve, I was called to 4, Old Nicol Street—I saw Selina Lewis, and. afterwards went out and saw the prisoner just outside the Dolphin—when I came up to him he dropped his head, and turned round with his back to me—I said, "What's the matter?"—he said, "Nothing; I have only had a drop of drink"—I said, "I shall take you in custody on suspicion of stabbing a woman at 4, Old Nicol Street"—he said, "Quite right; I am James Muir, the man you want"—I then caught hold of his right arm, when I heard something drop on the pavement—I looked down and saw this knife—I asked the witness Alfred Kennedy to pick it up, which he did—at the station I noticed blood upon it—I tool: the prisoner to the station, and took him to the inspector, and said, "I have Drought this man in custody on suspicion of stabbing a woman at 4, Old Nicol Street"—the prisoner said, "I confess it"—Selina Lewis came in later, and when she identified him he said, "It was all through you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had been drinking—he went quietly with me to the station—he made no attempt to escape or to struggle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-140" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE HALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 67, Old Nicol Street—I know the prisoner, and knew the deceased—I have heard disputes between them—I have heard him threaten her—I heard him say that he would give her a good hiding some night, and that he would swing for her—that was six weeks before this.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-called</hi>). The size of the table that was in the middle of the room was 3 feet 1 inch in length, and about 2 in width, and the weight between 16lbs. and 17lbs.—it would be rather an awkward weapon for a woman to use—it was a deal table, very frail made—a woman could use it very well.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<p>names to her—I got very wild, and struck him in the face with my fist and knocked him down—he fell in a corner, and while we were having, a bit of a scuffle I heard the report of a revolver, and saw the prisoner with a revolver, his hand pointing up—he was about a yard and a half from me—I closed with him, and in the struggle a second shot was fired—I cannot say whether it was the shot or the trigger, but the skin of my hand was
<hi rend="italic">rose;</hi> it did not bleed, it only just scratched the skin—I wrenched the revolver from him, and gave him in charge—I did not hit or attack the prisoner in any way; I only attacked his friend.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Globe is a corner house—there is a public bar and a private saloon—I think there are four doors—we were in the private box—as we went in, the prisoner's wife left, and another woman with her, with a baby in her arms—the revolver was discharged when I was facing the bar—there were bottles of spirits and glasses and cigar boxes behind the bar—I heard no sound of glass breaking when the pistol was fired—I was sent into the cells at the Police-court by the Magistrate because I declined to answer several questions—the only trace of a bullet was as if the man had fired up to the ceiling—the word "toff" means a swell—I did not call the prisoner and his friend a pair of
<hi rend="italic">toffs;</hi> the word was never spoken—I did not see beer thrown over the prisoner, or see that his lip was cut inside—he may have only fired the pistol to frighten the people who were attacking him—I was close to him, and yet the revolver was fired at me, and I was not hit—I did not go to a doctor; I put a handkerchief round my hand—it never bled, it was a graze on the palm of my hand—this is the revolver. (
<hi rend="italic">A very small one.</hi>)—it might have been the cock that did me the damage—the bullet went through his hand, and I saw his hand bleeding at the station—my sister got a constable—there were not five other people—Waghe did nothing before the revolver was fired—the whole thing did not last a minute.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not touch the prisoner; it was his friend I struck.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-147" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WAGHE</persName> </hi>. I married the prosecutor's sister—I went with him and my wife into the Globe public-house on this night—the prisoner and a friend of his and two females were there—he and his friend were standing about a yard and a half apart—I called for drink, and while the landlord was serving me the prisoner's friend was using very bad language to my wife; she said, "Come out, Charley"—he was drunk, the prosecutor struck him, and he fell up against the bar—the prisoner then drew a revolver, and fired one shot—he pointed it up rather towards the ceiling—I do not think he meant to do us any harm, it was to frighten us—my brother-in-law caught hold of him with two arms, and in the struggle another shot went off—he was given in custody—my brother-in-law did not touch or strike him, only his friend—I was perfectly sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I looked round I found no glass had been broken—the house was full, and there was much confusion—this</p>
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<p>occurred in front of the bar—a constable came, and he was given in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I was called to the Globe, and saw the prosecutor holding the prisoner, who said, "Two women and a man set upon me to rob me, and I shot at the man in self-defence"—the prosecutor said that the prisoner's friend kept coming to his wife, and gave the prisoner in charge, saying that he shot at him with a revolver, which he handed to me—the prisoner had been drinking, but he walked perfectly straight to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He went perfectly quietly—he was wearing a diamond ring and a watch-chain, and had money on him—I think the prisoner and his friend were quite sober: they were drinking at the time—I did not see a woman with the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). On 26th December Burden brought the prisoner to Bow Police-station, and I charged him with feloniously shooting at William Jennett, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm; he said, "I was set on by these men; I must protect myself, and I think that is the first duty of a man; I did fire two shots, and I would fire forty if I had them"—he had been drinking, and was very excited, but he was not drunk, he knew what he was about—I went to the house and found the trace of a bullet on the ceiling, which is eleven or twelve feet high—I found no other mark—Burden gave me this pin-fire revolver; I found four loaded cartridges in it, and two discharged ones.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. A cork would not make the mark on the ceiling—it had glanced off, and I could not find it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a leaden mark—it did not penetrate the ceiling—the forefinger of the prisoner's left hand was bleeding; the missing bullet may be in his finger—he bears a good character, and has been at his present address twenty-two years, which is about five minutes' walk from the Globe—an unsuccessful attempt was made to break into his house a year and nine months ago, but I have not heard that he has carried a revolver since that—you can buy a revolver like this at any pawnbroker's for three or four shillings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw Jennett's hand; the skin was broken—there was a graze from which no blood came.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-155" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLANCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am a bicycle dealer, under the title of The London Cycle and Fitting Stores, 34, Snow Hill—on Saturday, 16th January, the prisoner called and handed me this card, with "George Townsend and Co." on it, and said he was their agent—I knew them as manufacturers—he produced this invoice, and said, "These goods are lying to my order at St. Pancras," and asked if I would take them on sale oaf commission—I agreed, and he was to call on the Monday—he gave me a delivery order, and asked for an advance of £2, which I gave him, for</p>
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<p>which he gave me an I O U—he came on the Monday and said he found there was £4 payable to the railway company on the crates of bicycles, and would I let him have another £2—I gave it to him, and took an I O U for £4—on the Tuesday I got some information—I was away on the Wednesday, and on Thursday, the 21st, he called again and said, "I now find the railway company want £2 15s. more"—I said, "How does the charge arise?"—he said, "The greater portion of it is due to the South Western Railway Company; if you will pay the £2 15s. I can clear the goods for you"—the South-Western Railway does not run to St. Pancras—I requested him to call again that morning, and in the meantime I got a constable, and then told the prisoner he must go to the station and give an explanation, and he was then given in custody—he then said if I would go with him to St. Pancras directly he would clear the goods; but if I chose to cancel the transaction he would return the £4—I parted with my money on the faith of the representation he made of being an agent, and having authority to deal with the goods—I would not have parted with it if I had known that only 13s. 6d. was claimed by the railway company—I saw him write an I O U, and to the best of my belief this telegram (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> Mr. Casey brought you and introduced you to me; he is my managing partner—he said you wanted £2, and I immediately gave it to you—you wrote the order to the railway company to deliver the goods, on one of our forms to save time—I do not recollect your saying you had not one of Mr. Townsend's forms with you—you addressed the envelope, and left the letter with me, and I posted it—you said on the Thursday that the charges were £6 15s., and I said something about giving you a cheque for £6 15s., intending to stop it, and so check the fraud; I was merely temporising—I have no recollection of your suggesting who it should be made payable to—you did not say that the railway company would not take it, and ask me to make it payable to Townsend and Co.—you said at the station that you could return the £4 within an hour.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-156" type="given" value="HOWARD JAMES"/>HOWARD JAMES FAULKNER</persName> </hi>. I am a delivery clerk at the Midland Railway, King's Cross—on January 18 I received this delivery order B—there were ten crates of bicycles there, to the order of Townsend and Co.; not to the order of the prisoner—they had never been on the South-Western line—they came on the London, Chatham, and Dover, who charged 10s. 3d., and our charges were 3s. 5d., making a total of 13s. 8d.—they had been lying there about a month—the prisoner got one crate, No. 7, on delivery of this order. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated January 4th, and signed Townsend and Co., p. c. Adey</hi>)—I did not tell him there was £2 due, or that there was a further £2 due, and that £2 15s. was due—I only saw him once, when he brought the order.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not remember you saying that two gentlemen would probably come next day to see the machines—I did not say that there were any charges due on them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-157" type="given" value="ALBERT CHARLES"/>ALBERT CHARLES STANTON</persName> </hi>. I am office-boy in the employ of Charles Townsend and Co., Limited—I copied a letter in this letter-book on January 7th, and posted the letter to the prisoner. (
<hi rend="italic">This was from Townsend and Co., dated January 7th, stating that unless he remitted all money received by return of post, they should consult their solicitor; and ordering him</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">not to transact any business for them till the matter was cleared up. Notice to produce this letter had been served on the prisoner, who declared that he had never received it.</hi>)—that was the only letter sent to the prisoner on that day—I took it to the post with the other letters, at a shop not at a pillar; I had to go to catch the 7.30 post.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I copied fifteen or sixteen letters that day; perhaps twenty-six—this was by Mr. King's directions—after copying it I put it in an envelope and addressed it, "Mr. A. Adey, Bond's Hotel, 14 and 16, Surrey Street, Strand, London"—I do not recollect saying at Guildhall that it was 7.45 when I posted it—I put it in a letter-bag, strapped it up, took it to the post-office, and gave it to the postmaster.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That is the custom of the country post-offices, if you have got a lot; but if you have only one or two, you put them into the box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-158" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KING</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to George Townsend and Co., cycle manufacturers, of Redditch—the prisoner was engaged temporarily, in November last, as traveller—on January 7th I signed the letter suspending him—this is a copy of it in the letter-book—I always write the address at the top of the letter, and the boy takes it from that—it has not come back through the Dead Letter Office—I got this telegram the next day, about 7.45 or 7.50: "West Strand. Letter just received, for which hold you responsible.—Adey."—no letter had been written to the prisoner the day before; this is the only one he received from us—I have no doubt that the writing of this original telegram is the prisoner's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were stopped from doing all business till you had cleared up these matters; you have not been reinstated—our letters go out about seven o'clock to catch the 7.30 post, and sometimes earlier—this letter would be delivered next morning, because there were other letters, replies to which came back in due course—I have never seen a letter from you requesting that your letters might be posted in the afternoon, so that you might get them in the morning; it is absurd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If a letter was posted late, it would be delivered by the second post—I got the telegram the following evening; he would have had the letter the next day, whether or no.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-159" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD BARNES</persName> </hi>. I am an official at the General Post Office, "West Strand—I produce a telegram which was handed in there on 8th January at 7.15—this is a true copy of the original.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 31st January, about 1.30 p.m., I was called to Mr. Blanchard's office—the prisoner was there—Mr. Blanchard said to him, "You still represent Townsend and Co.?"—he said, "Yes"—Mr. Blanchard said, "You say you want. £2 15s. more to clear the machines?"—he said, "Yes"—Mr. Blanchard said, "You have already had £4"—he said, "Yes"—Mr. Blanchard said, "I have made inquiries and find it is a fraud; the police are here, and you will have to go to the station and explain it to the inspector"—he said, "It is not a fraud; if you come with me to St. Pancras Goods Station you can have the machines away to-day, or I will bring you back the £4 within an hour"—I served notice on the prisoner to produce the papers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear Mr. Casey say, "If you return the £4 there is an end of the matter"; or hear you say to him, "If you will come into the City with me I will give you the £4 in half an hour"—</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-161" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CASEY</persName> </hi>. I am managing partner to Mr. Blanchard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You saw me on Saturday previous to seeing Mr. Blanchard, and agreed that we should have the machines to sell on commission, and that they were to be on view, so that any customers could see them—I introduced you to Mr. Blanchard—I have known you some six years as traveller for a large firm, Bound and Co., of Birmingham, but you did not know Mr. Blanchard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that after a sale at the Crystal Palace he was instructed to get rid of all the machines he could, and had been in treaty with several people, but had only disposed of one, and called on Mr. Casey; that Mr. Blanchard made him an advance, but afterwards said he had had a letter stating that the prisoner was not in Messrs. Townsend's employ, and he replied, "This is the first time I have heard of my dismissal," and that the railway company would have accepted his signature if they had not received a letter from Messrs. Townsend to the contrary. He denied ever receiving the letter of January 7th, and stated that his telegram related to a letter of January 6th.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-168" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PALMER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective City</hi>) About half-past eleven p.m. on Saturday, 2nd January, I was in Fleet Street, and saw Lester at the side door of Saqui and Lawrence's, who are jewellers, of 97, Fleet Street—he was standing as close as he could get to the doorway, and then he left the doorway and was joined by Goldsmith; they faced each other, and appeared to be speaking, and then Goldsmith went towards the end of Bride Lane, where the side door is, and Lester went back to the door—while he was there, Goldsmith was raising his hat from his head—a constable in uniform was coming down Fleet Street on his beat—Goldsmith went from his corner, and Lester came from the doorway, and both prisoners went towards the Punch tavern—the constable passed them, and after he had come out into Bride Lane, Goldsmith followed him, and stood towards the corner of Bride Lane again, and Lester went to the door again, and appeared to be stooping down at the bottom part of it—while he was there, Goldsmith was raising his hat—I gave instructions to some policemen, and went back to Saqui and Lawrence's doorway; both prisoners were there; at the same time Cuthbert came out of the Punch tavern, and went towards the doorway; he lives there—I heard him him say, "There is someone breaking into the premises"—I said, "All right," and grasped Goldsmith and Lester by the necks, and handed them to the constable—they asked me what I was doing—I said, "Take them to the station"—they said, "What for?"—I said, "I will tell you later on"—I and Cuthbert went through the</p>
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<p>door, and I saw an iron door, that shuts off the upper part of the premises, was bent from the top, and there was a broomstick through the opening, moving about—the iron door is fastened by padlock and bar—we got the keys, opened the door, and I went up to the top of the building—I found the trap-door leading to the roof open—between the ceiling and the tiles I found a large sack and a man's black felt hat—I examined a kind of lumber-room on the third floor, and found three, marks as if persons had made water, and three distinct marks of spitting, as if they had been there some time smoking and spitting—I went out on to the roof; you can get along the roof from 97 to 89, Fleet Street; 89 would be the first trap-door you would get to from 97, and you would pass 95—it would be possible to get into the trap-door of 97, the tavern—I went to the police-station, and there saw Goldsmith, Lester, and King in custody; they were black and dirty, and King had no hat—they were charged with burglariously breaking and entering Saqui and Lawrence's place—Goldsmith made some remark about that they could not be charged—I said, "You will all be charged together"—on Goldsmith I found two keys, a box of matches, and some three shillings and eightpence-halfpenny; on Lester, keys and a box of matches; on King, a box of matches and a key; and on Harrison a box of matches, a pipe, and a knife—the keys were all ordinary ones; all the matches were silent, and of the same brand and name—afterwards I examined the premises, and found that the collarette fastening the iron door was forced back and the woodwork splintered, and the iron door had been split—next morning I found, in St. Bride's churchyard, these two
<hi rend="italic">jemmies</hi>, a chisel, and this gimlet, about a yard from the building, and perhaps five or six yards from Saqui and Lawrence's—they were together, so that anyone could put his hand through the railings and pick them up at one grasp—there is in the side door a letter-box through which they would pass—I took them to the station, and showed them to the prisoners—Samson said, "Anyone could do that"—King said, "I will own that is my hat," and at the Police-court he made application for it, and I gave it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Goldsmith.</hi> It was shortly after twelve when I took you into custody, because people were coming out of the public-house—I saw you and Lester together for a good half-hour; it was half-past eleven when I first saw you—they were two ordinary door-keys that were found on you—I did not find the
<hi rend="italic">jemmies</hi> and other things till daylight, and I brought them over to the police-station between seven and eight the following morning, and showed them to you at once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I apprehended you you said you had just come out of the Bell: I said it was wrong, because I had not seen you come out" at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>. The prosecutor only occupies the ground floor and basement of his premises; he has one entrance in Fleet Street to the shop, and the entrance in Bride Lane leads to the upper part—there is a barber's shop immediately above the shop, and above that are people engaged in bookbinding—altogether there are four storeys—the iron door is open all day long, till the people leave—I found no half-sovereign on King; if it had been found I should hare found it—I did not see him till I got to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Samson.</hi> A pathway runs between the churchyard</p>
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<p>and the house—the tools could not have boon thrown from the house, but worn placed there carefully; they would pass through the letter-box, so that anybody outside could pass them through.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-169" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN CUTHBERT</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Saqui and Lawrence, jewellers, who occupy the shop on the ground floor of 97, Fleet Street—I sleep at the back of the shop, and am the only person sleeping there—an iron door shuts off our part of the premises from the upper part—there is a side door in Bride Lane—on Saturday, 2nd January, I went out about ten minutes to eleven, shutting the side-door, and leaving everything safe inside—about twelve I came back, and wont to the side door—I heard a noise inside, as I thought—when I got inside I saw a broom-handle coming through the iron door—I said something, and Palmer came up—we wont in, undid the iron door, and ho wont upstairs and arrested Lester and Goldsmith—our jewellery had not boon touched.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Goldsmith</hi>, The door in Bride Lane was the same as I had left it, when I came back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-170" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Punch Tavern, 99, Fleet Street—I live and sleep there—on this Saturday night, about twenty minutes past eleven, I returned home and went to the side door in Bride Lane, which is almost opposite Saqui and Lawrence's side door—I saw Goldsmith and Lester coming out of the Punch—a little while afterwards I went to our door and saw Lester stooping down at Saqui and Lawrence's door, and Goldsmith at the corner of the street raising his hat—at three minutes to twelve I again went to the door to put out the lights, and saw Lester at the door in a stooping position, with his mouth to the letterbox, and Goldsmith at the corner of the street;—I spoke to Cuthbert, who left me, and afterwards I heard a police whistle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-171" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH JENKINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 97, Fleet Street, and am employed at the Old Bell public-house—about half-past twelve on the morning of 3rd January I was going upstairs to bed, and I met King, who had no hat, on the staircase—I said, "Who is that?"—he said, "Oh, it is all right, miss; I have been up to the top"—I let him pass, and then called to the two barmen, who came up and took him down to the bar—I had seen Goldsmith and Lester the latter part of the evening drinking in the Bell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Goldsmith.</hi> I saw you with Lester in the Bell two or three times, I think—the last time was about half-past eleven, I think.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>. King said he had been to the w. c. upstairs—there is one at the top of the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-172" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCFARLANE</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, at the Old Bell, 95, Fleet Street—between a quarter and half-past twelve on the early morning of the 3rd January I saw King detained at my bar by my two barmen—I said, "What are you doing here?"—he said, "I went up. to the w. c."—I asked him whore his hat was; ho said his brother-in-law had been knocking him about—he asked for a glass of ale, and put a half-sovereign on the counter, I did not serve him; it was past the time-Knight came and took him into custody—at the top of my house is an attic window, through which it would be possible to get from the loads; I think that very likely it was open that night, because the catch had not been turned—King answered me all right; he was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>. I think ho put the half-sovereign into his pocket again.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). Between a quarter and half-past twelve on this night I was in plain clothes in Ludgate Circus—I heard a policeman's whistle, and went into Fleet Street to Saqui and Lawrence's, and then to the Bell, where I saw King in the bar—I asked him what he was doing there—he said he wanted some beer—I said, "It is after hours; you cannot be served; how did you get in here?"—he said he did not know—ho had no hat—I said, "Where is your hat?"—he did not know—he was very dirty—I said, "You will have to came with me to the station"—he was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-174" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL DERBYSHIRE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Pooley and Son, weighing machine makers, of 89, Fleet Street—Mrs. Amelia Mortlock sleeps on the premises—about one o'clock on Saturday the front and side doors of the premises were closed, bolted, locked, and made secure—about ten o'clock on the morning of the 3rd I got up and went to the trap-door at the top, which communicates with the roof, and found it open and split into two pieces; the place was all deranged—persons could come through the broken trap which leads to our workshop, and from there get to any part of the premises, and out into St. Bride's Passage, three or four doors from Saqui and Lawrence's—the housekeeper's room is on the fourth floor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-175" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA MORTLOCK</persName> </hi>. I was housekeeper to Messrs. Pooley, 89, Fleet Street, and slept there on 3rd January in my bedroom on the top floor but one—a little after midnight I heard a scuffling overhead, and then some men ran downstairs; I shouted out of the window to the policeman, who came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-176" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BAUMER</persName> </hi> (972
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). Between a quarter and half-past twelve on this Sunday morning I hoard Mrs. Pooley shouting out that there were some men on the roof—I climbed up a water-spout and got in at the first floor window—I heard someone on the staircase, shouted for assistance, wont across the room, opened a door leading on to the staircase, and saw Samson and Harrison coming down—I took Samson, who showed a little resistance, but when he saw Ballard, who got in by a ladder, he said he would go quietly—I took him down, and came out into St. Bride's Avenue, which was the side I had got up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-177" type="given" value="CALEB"/>CALEB BALLARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant 40 City</hi>). I received a message from Palmer a little after midnight, went to 97, Fleet Street, and placed constables round the block of buildings from 97 to 89—when Baumer climbed up the water-spout I got up a ladder and in at the same window, and saw Samson and Harrison on the staircase—I took Harrison, who said, "All right, governor, we are done; we will go quietly; there is some one at the trap-door at the top"—I took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Samson.</hi> Baumer was on the staircase before I got round the corner; I saw you make no resistance.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-178" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GREGORY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective C</hi>). On 31st of last December I saw the five prisoners talking together outside a public-house in the Charing Cross Road—I know them well by sight, but I cannot swear to King; to the best of my belief he was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Goldsmith in his defence said that he and Letter were waiting about to see a friend whom they expected to meet in the Bell, when Palmer caught hold of them.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Letter made a similar statement, and added that he went to the doorway to light his pipe.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Harrison and Samson stated that they went up to the hairdresser's on the first floor to see if they could steal an overcoat or umbrella from a peg or hat-stand; that hearing someone they ran upstairs, and that after finding the iron door shut they tried to open it, and then went to the trap-door. They admitted going into the house for an unlawful purpose, but declared that</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">hey had no intention of committing burglary.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Goldsmith then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY**</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in February</hi>, 1888;
<hi rend="italic">Samson** to one in February</hi>, 1889;
<hi rend="italic">King** to one in February</hi>, 1885,
<hi rend="italic">and Lester and Harrison** to one in June</hi>, 1890.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LESTER</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-275-18920208 t18920208-275-punishment-30"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-275-18920208 t18920208-275-punishment-31"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRISON</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMSON</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def5-275-18920208 t18920208-275-punishment-32"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE WITT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-181" type="given" value="BESSIE"/>BESSIE HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, living at 22, Raphael Street—I saw the prisoner write this cheque (B) on 22nd December—he asked me to endorse it, and I did so—I believe ho gave it to Ada Gamble; I was slightly under the influence of drink at the time, and I have a very vague idea of it—Ada Gamble came back afterwards with some money, which I believe she gave to me, but the prisoner took it out of my hand, and I believe he left the house; I did not see him leave—this cheque (0) is in the prisoner's writing—the "Bessie Hughes" on the back of it is not in my writing—these cheques (A and B) are in the prisoner's writing, the endorsements are in mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner for five years; I did not invite him to come on 23rd December; he might have been there a few hours, I think he came at night—sometimes he came in the morning, but more often in the evening—I cannot remember if he stayed the night on 23rd December; he did so on 24th or 25th—he did on 26th and 27th—he was backwards and forwards at my house all that time-directly he got the money he left the house—I did not suggest to him to write the cheque—I never asked him for money—he said the cheque-book was his mother's, and that he had a balance of £250 at the bank, and I believed him and endorsed the cheques—he sent the cheques to Mr. Forbes, because Mr. Forbes had cashed small cheques for me, as I have a small annuity coming in, and he knew that by putting my name at the back he could get the money—I did not suggest his sending the cheque to Mr. Forbes; the prisoner knew he had been in the habit of cashing my cheques—I did not go to that public-house during that week; I never left the house; I had refreshments from there—I had a little more on Christmas Day than was good for me, and the prisoner had too much, but I don't think he was much the worse for it—I cannot say if the prisoner was drinking from 23rd December to the following Monday, and was more or less drunk the whole time—I was rather intoxicated during that period—the cheque of 23rd December must have been the one sent by Ada Gamble two days before Christmas Day, I believe—I had none of the proceeds of the 25th December cheque—all I had from those cheques was £2, and that was spent on eatables—I believe a bottle of brandy and the change were brought for every cheque that was sent</p>
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<p>and I believe the prisoner brought some brandy with him—this was not my cheque-book; I never had one in my life—Mr. Forbes had before this changed cheques for me; they were not drawn by myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-182" type="given" value="BESSIE"/>BESSIE WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Henry Wood, a barman—on 28th December I was at 22, Raphael Street, in Mrs. Hughes's room—the prisoner wrote out this cheque (A), and asked me to take it to Mr. Forbes to change—I did so; Mr. Forbes gave me the change, which I took back to the prisoner, who soon afterwards left the house—that was the first cheque I had changed for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I handed the cheque to the barman, who gave it to Mr. Forbes, and he gave me the money without saying anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-183" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA GAMBLE</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen, and live at 22, Raphael Street, with my mother—I have seen the prisoner at Mrs. Hughes's—on 24th December he asked me to change a cheque on the National Bank—I took it to Mr. Forbes, who gave me £5 5s. change—I gave the money to Mrs. Hughes, and the prisoner jumped up and snatched it away from her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had seen the prisoner at Mrs. Hughes's about three or four times before—he was a visitor there—I saw one of the barmen at the public-house, and said, "Please will you change this cheque for Mrs. Hughes?"—he took it upstairs, came back, and gave me the money—there was a great deal of drink going on during this Christmas time; Mrs. Hughes was intoxicated; the prisoner was not so intoxicated as she was; he drank a food deal—I fetched drink continually from the public-house for them while he was stopping there at Christmas time—often go for Mrs. Hughes; I go on her errands—I think I got two bottles of brandy and six sodas; nothing else.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-184" type="given" value="VINA"/>VINA GAMBLE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Gamble, of 22, Raphael Street, and the mother of Ada Gamble—on the Sunday after Christmas the prisoner Rave me a cheque, and asked me to take it to Mr. Forbes, at the Pakenham Arms—I did so, got £5 5s., and gave it to the prisoner in the hall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I brought back Ho drink—I gave the cheque to one of the barmen, and asked him if he would change it for Mrs. Hughes, and he went away, and Mr. Forbes brought me the change—I went into Mrs. Hughes's room several times; I have had a glass of drink—the prisoner had a lot of drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-185" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT FORBES</persName> </hi>. I keep the Pakenham Tavern, No. 1, Raphael Street—Ada Gamble brought me this cheque (B), payable to Mrs. Hughes or bearer, and signed "Clissold," and I cashed it; Mrs. Wood brought this one (C), and I also cashed it—I have been in the habit of cashing cheques for Mrs. Hughes; hitherto they had always been paid, and when she sent these I cashed them because she gets an allowance of £100 a-year—I also cashed these other cheques; one is without endorsement—I knew the prisoner was staying at Mrs. Hughes'—all these cheques have been returned marked" no account."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen Mrs. Hughes before this charge—cheques were sent down by her landlady to start with—I knew her as a very good customer—I have cashed her cheques when she has got her allowance of £25 a quarter—I have lent her a little money on a pawnticket—that was without seeing her—I changed all the cheques myself—they are all made out to bearer; I noticed one had no endorsement—I</p>
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<p>should not nave changed them if her name had not been on the back to start with.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was told by the servant Clissold was staying with her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-186" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HOWDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the Notting Hill branch of the National Bank—I do not know the prisoner; he never had any account at our bank—these cheques come from a book issued to Mrs. James, our customer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant B</hi>). On 24th January I went to 27, Chisleton Road, Fulham, where Mr. and Mrs. James live—the prisoner was in bed on the first floor—I told him I was a police-officer, and held a warrant for his arrest—I read the warrant; he said, "Yes, it is all right; I am the right man. What I did I intended to pay for. I burnt the cheque-book; it belonged to Mrs. James; I took it from her drawer"—I took him to the station; he made no reply to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Mrs. James at the house—she said the cheque-book was stolen.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROUTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-190" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE SWIFT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Swift, of 22, Quadrant Road, Essex Road—on 23rd January I went out, at two p.m., after closing and locking up my house—I left a dressing-gown, dolman, and dressing-case, and this receipt for money, in my room—I returned at midnight, and as I was giving my little son his supper I heard the closing of a door, but I paid no attention till I got to my bedroom, and then I saw that all the drawers were turned out, and all the things packed in the middle of the room to take away—my husband's dressing-case, my dressing-gown, and dolman were gone—these are the dressing-gown and dolman, the dressing-case has not been found—I never saw the prisoner before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant N</hi>). On 24th January I was passing through Ronald Road, Highbury, and saw the prisoner coming towards me along Hollis Road; as soon as he caught sight of me he was going into a doorway—I pretended to walk on, and then ceased walking, and I heard his footsteps as if proceeding towards me—I pretended I was drunk and unable to walk; he approached me, and I noticed he was carrying a bag behind him, over his shoulder—I was in plain clothes—I said, "I am a police-officer; tell me what you have got in that bag"—he said, "Show me your authority"—I showed it to him—he said, "They are some things I bought of a man at Kingsland, between seven and eight to-night"—I said, "Who is he?"—he said, "I don't know, he is a dealer; that is all I know about it; a dealer in the street"—I said, "Where did you get the bag?"—he said, "I got that somewhere else"—I said, "That is somewhat strange, buying the things at one place and the bag at another"—I was looking at the things—he said, "Oh, I got it off the same man"—I said it was rather suspicious—he said, "I live here at 100, Kingsland Road, near by; you can come and see"—I said I should have to take him into custody before I went to his house—I charged him with unlawful possession, and searched him and found this receipt in his waistcoat pocket—I asked him if he could explain what it</p>
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<p>was—he said, "No, I have had it two or three days, and that is all I</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-192" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Warder H. M. Prison, Holloway</hi>). The primmer was convicted of receiving on 23rd May, 1887, at this Court—I was present.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-277-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court in May</hi>, 1887.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-277-18920208 t18920208-277-punishment-34"/>Five years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended the conduct of Sergeant Drew.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920208-278-offence-1 t18920208-name-195"/>Hermann Wendolf</persName>, and stealing a purse, ring, ornament, and 3s. 6d.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BETHONY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Brice.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-196" type="given" value="HERMANN"/>HERMANN WENDOLF</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Denmark Street-about eleven p.m. on 26th December I was at the corner of Denmark and cable Streets; there was a big lamp at the corner—Brice said to me, "Where do you want to go; I am master and landlord here"—he stood in front of me and a man was behind me, and Hearn at my side—they took me by the neck and hit my nose, and I bled very much; Hearn rifled my pockets, while the others held me; my purse with 3s. 6d. in. it was taken—they knocked me down, kicked me, and then ran down Denmark Street—I got up afterwards and saw a policeman coming-afterwards, on the same night, I went to the police-station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHHREYS</hi>. I had worked from two to ten, and then I washed and got to the Crown about eleven o'clock—I had two half-pints at Stepney when I finished work—very likely I was going into the Crown to have another—I was quite sober—I was about twenty steps from the public-house when I was assaulted—it was open and there was plenty of light—the men were standing at the other side of the street—I was on the opposite side to the public-house—I had. seen Hearn but not Brice before—I gave the constable a description of the men—Brice was perfectly sober—I lost a good deal of blood I was on the ground five or six minutes—directly they came up they began assaulting me; I got two black eyes, and I was stiff—a good many blows were placed on my face, and many kicks; I was kicked on my head—I only showed my eyes and nose to the doctor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hearn.</hi> I knew you directly;. said it was you at the station—I had seen you before this night in the Crown I was not in there that night—I never knew you do anything wrong before this night—the big lamp was on the other side.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-197" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMPWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H R</hi>). About 10 30 on 28th December I was in St. George's Street with Sziemonowitz—I saw Brice coming out of the Jolly Sailors public-house—as soon as he saw me coming towards him he rushed into another compartment of the Jolly Sailors—I went in and told him I should take him into custody suspicion or being concerned with two other men not in custody for robbing and assaulting a man at the corner of Denmark Street on Saturday night—he said,?" I know nothing at all about † among eight or nine others, and Wendolf identified him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>. He lives at 9, Mayfield Buildings, about 150 yards from St. George's Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-198" type="surname" value="SZIEMONOWITZ"/>
<interp inst="t18920208-name-198" type="given" value="THEODORE"/>THEODORE SZIEMONOWITZ</persName> </hi> (205
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On 31st December I was in St. George's Street, and I saw Hearn—I told him I was a constable, and</p>
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<p>should take" him into custody as answering the description of a man wanted for being concerned with two other men for assault and robbery on 26th instant—he said, "I know nothing of it"—he was placed among seven or eight others at the station, and identified by Wendolf without hesitation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hearn.</hi> I cannot say if you were going to work at the time—you had a ticket to prove you were at work.</p>
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<persName id="t18920208-name-199" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-199" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY SEQUIRA</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the London Hospital—on 1st January I saw Wendolf—he had two large bruises under his eyes and clots of blood in his nose, and was pale, as if from loss of blood-taking into consideration that the blows had been dealt five days before, I should think considerable violence had been used—I found no other marks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>. One severe blow might have caused all the injuries I saw.</p>
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<persName id="t18920208-name-200" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector H</hi>). On 28th December Wendolf came to Leman Street Station, at half-past eleven, and gave me a description.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>. I was of opinion that he was not drunk, but that he had had something to drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I smelt his breath; there were no other signs—there was nothing to lead me to suppose he was at all incapable—he seemed to know what he was about when he made the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The following Witnesses were called for Brice.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-201" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Mayfield Buildings, the house Brice lives in—on Boxing-day I saw him on and off all day; at a quarter-past nine p.m. he was brought home intoxicated by Mr. Murphy, and laid on his bed in the back room, and his boots were taken off and put in the front room—there is no way out of that room into the street except by going through the front room—I did not go out after that, and all the evening I was in and out of the front and back rooms—I went to bed about two a.m.—Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Donoghue were there till half-past twelve.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Brice for seventeen years—I am out of a situation at present, and am staying with his mother—there was drinking on Christmas-day; I did not drink on Boxing-day—I was not drinking from seven to two that night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920208-name-202" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Patrick Murphy; we live at 6, Mayfield Buildings—I have known Brice for some time—on this night I was with his mother in their house—a little after nine my husband fetched Brice in the worse for drink, and took him into his bedroom, the back room—I stayed there till a quarter to twelve, and from a quarter-past nine till then Brice did not leave the house—my husband took his boots off, and left soon after.</p>
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