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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>EVANS, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SIXTH SESSION, HELD APRIL 4TH, 1892.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 4th, 1892, and following days.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-2" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-3" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-5" type="given" value="POLYDORE DE"/>POLYDORE DE KEYSER</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-6" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-7" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-8" type="given" value="WALTER HENRY"/>WALTER HENRY WILKINS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORATIO,
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-9" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-10" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said city; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-11" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-13" type="given" value="HARRY SEYMOUR"/>HARRY SEYMOUR FOSTER</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-14" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HILL</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE RICHARD HALSE</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EVANS, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">being unable to agree, were discharged without returning any verdict, and the case was postponed.</hi> </rs> (
<hi rend="italic">See Monday, the llth.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-397-offence-1 t18920404-name-18"/>Walter Henry Daws</persName>, with a view to compel him to abstain from doing an act which he had a legal right to do, namely, to work as a bookbinder for
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner</hi>, I said nothing to you—I did not say, "I apologise. "</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">said that Messrs. Truscott had only brought the charge from a desire to protect their workmen.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-399-18920404 t18920404-399-punishment-3"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">There were other indictments against the prisoner for
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-400-offence-2 t18920404-name-30"/>John Watson</persName> actual bodily harm.—</rs>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi> uttering counterfeit coin, after a conviction of a like offence on November 19th, 1888.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920404-402-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to uttering counterfeit coin, after a conviction of a like offence on 10th January, 1887, in the name of George Drink water.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920404-403-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920404-404-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to two indictments for stealing, while employed in the Post Office, two letters, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18920404-405-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>a receipt for £65, with intent to defraud,—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920404-405-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920404-406-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at 33, Bood Street, Brick Lane—the prisoner bought some oranges of me, value twopence, and gave me a shilling, I gave him tenpence change, and he left—I did not like the appearance of the coin, and bit it; it bent, and I went after him, and said, "Give me my money back, because the shilling is not good"—he pushed me away, and said—"Go on, go on"—two constables approached, and the prisoner gave me the tenpence and the oranges, and asked me to give him the shilling back, which I did—it was lighter than usual shillings, and when I bit it it was soft; my teeth sank into it, and it bent easily—he was, my first customer that day, and I had. not received any other shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I do not know the man who was with you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-39" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi> (135
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I saw the last witness running after the prisoner in Spelman Street, Mile End—I saw the prisoner walking fast about sixty yards off the prosecutor, who was running after him, and got to him about a yard before me, and seized him, and said, "This is a bad shilling"—I was with Hancock—the prisoner took the shilling out of the prosecutor's hand, and said, "Go on, you silly old b——, it is all right" and put it into his left trousers pocket—I took three oranges out of his jacket-pocket and gave them to the prosecutor, with a sixpence and fourpence—I said, "Let me look at that bad shilling you have got"—he said, "I have not got one; it was a jubilee sixpence I gave him,"pulling out two sixpences and saying, "That is the sixpence I gave him, and he says it is a bad one"—I said, "I know it is not; I saw the shilling; we are two police officers, and I arrest you for passing bad money"—he put his hand in his left pocket, took something out, passed it to his right hand, and threw it into his mouth—I caught hold of his handkerchief at the back; he struggled violently for about a minute; I tried to get the shilling out of his mouth and said., "You had better spit it out"—he said, "You won't find any bad money on me if you search me for a thousand years"—at the station he said, "This is the sixpence I gave you; I never had any bad money about me"—I searched him at the station, and found a half-crown and five sixpenny pieces, all good, and three shillings and threepence-halfpenny in copper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I saw the shilling which the prosecutor gave him back, but not distinctly; I could see that it was a shilling; I did not see that it was bent or bitten—the prisoner was in the cell from that afternoon till nine next morning, and then he went to the Police-court; we watched him twenty-three hours, and no money has been found—I tried to take it from his mouth at the station, and put a bunch of keys into his mouth.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-40" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HANCOCK</persName> </hi> (385
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was with Smith on 16th March—the prosecutor brought a coin and said, "Bad shilling"—the prisoner took it from his hand and said, "You silly old b——, you don't know what you are doing; it is a jubilee sixpence," and put it into his left trousers pocket, and gave the oranges back, and handed him a sixpence and fourpence—Smith went up and asked to look at the shilling; the prisoner said, "It was a jubilee sixpence,"taking two sixpences from his pocket, one of which was a jubilee one, and said, "This is the coin I gave</p>
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<p>him"—I said, "Let me have a look at it"—he said, "It was a sixpence; I have not got a shilling; who are you that you want to see it?"—I said, "We are two police-officers"—we were in plain clothes—he put his hand into his left trousers pocket, took it out, placed two shillings in his right hand, and threw them into his mouth—I caught hold of his arms while the other officer performed at his throat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I am sure they were shillings he threw into his mouth—he produced two jubilee sixpences—I was close to him, and swear they were two shillings; I never saw them again—I kept observation on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector to Her Majesty's Mint—the teeth sinking into a coin is a test that it is bad, and it would be light—whether a bad coin can be chewed up depends on the strength of the jaws and the state of the teeth—I have not known cases where coin has been swallowed and nothing more heard of it; but on one occasion it took three weeks to percolate through—I am told that there is a place called the
<hi rend="italic">cul de sac</hi>, where if anything lodges it remains there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I bought two pennyworth of oranges of the prosecutor, and gave him a jubilee sixpence, which he afterwards returned
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> me; if I had swallowed any coins they would have been found, as I was watched. The policeman said, "I will make it hot for you. "I said, "Why should you make it hot for me?" There is no proof that I ever had a bad shilling about me.</p>
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<p>407.
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<interp inst="t18920404-407-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, Stealing a gelding, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-44" type="given" value="RUSSELL GEORGE"/>RUSSELL GEORGE GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am an auxiliary postman in the employ of the post-office at Kilburn—on Saturday night, March 12th, I brought a bag of letters to Belsize office, Kilburn—the mail contractor, Parfitt, drove up at 12.45—I saw. Potter, a postman, take a bag of letters to put into the cart—Parfitt left for a moment to go to the back of the house—a second bag was then sealed, and I took it out, and the cart and mailbag had gone—I went in search of it and spoke to a constable—I was away about three minutes—I afterwards saw the prisoner in custody at Edgware, and saw the horse and cart there—a constable had charge of the letter-bag.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-45" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT PARFITT</persName> </hi>. I am employed to convey the mails from Kilburn to the North-Western district—on this Saturday night I went there, and went into the office; they called me, and I went out, and the horse and cart had gone—I saw them again, at 3.30 a.m., at West Hampstead Police-station—they are worth £20, and there were three rugs and a whip—the headpiece had been taken off the cart; it had "Robert Parfitt"on it, and on the plate was "Robert Parfitt, 6, Pembroke Mews, Kilburn"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-46" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL POTTER</persName> </hi>. I am a postman at Kilburn sorting office—on 12th March I was on duty at one a.m., and put a bag of letters into the cart; there was no other bag there then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY ARCHER"/>WILLIAM HENRY ARCHER MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a postman at the Hide North-Western office—on 12th March, about one a.m., I was having some coffee at a stall in Kilburn, and saw a horse and cart go by, and</p>
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<p>then noticed a mail-bag in the road—I did not see it drop—I picked it up and took it to Kilburn, and met Green.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-48" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COLLINS</persName> </hi> (240
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). On 12th March, about one a.m., I was on duty in the High Road, Kilburn; I received information from another constable of the loss of the mail-cart and bag—I jumped on a cab and got permission to ride—we put the fare out at Cricklewood, and drove on to Edgware, about six miles—we received information, and turned round, and met the prisoner driving a horse and cart—we drove up alongside of him and shouted
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> him to stop, but he drove much quicker—the cab turned round and drove quickly after him and overtook him—I jumped out of the cab, ran alongside, and seized the horse's head, but the prisoner flogged it with the whip—he was sitting on the seat—that was about two a.m., at the commencement of Edgware, six or seven miles from Kilburn sorting office—I asked where he was going—he said, "Home"—I asked his address—he said, "10, West Hampstead Parade"; there is no such place, but there is West Hampstead pavement—he was going away from Hampstead—Jennings came up and assisted me—the name of Robert Parfitt was painted on the cart, but the address had been torn off.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not pull the horse up at once when I asked you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I pursued him about 600 yards in the cab after I came up to him, and I called out a dozen times to him to stop; he did not stop till I pulled him up by the bridle, and he struck the horse after I got hold of him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-49" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED JENNINGS</persName> </hi> (151
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). On Saturday morning, about 1.50, I was near the Baldfaced Stag, Edgware, about six miles from Kilburn, and saw Collins and the prisoner—the horse's head was in the direction of Edgware, not of Hampstead—I told the prisoner I should take him in custody for stealing a horse and cart containing a bag of mails—he said, "I bought it of a man outside the Black Lion, for £10"—the Black Lion is five and three-quarter miles from Kilburn—I asked him who the man was—he said, 'I do not know him, he was a stranger to me"—when the charge was read over he said, "I bought it of a man for £10 outside the Cock public-house"—he was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I never told him anything about the Cock or the Black Lion; I bought it at the Windmill public-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-407-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a conviction on 17th September</hi>, 1878,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">in the name of William Sayers.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-50" type="surname" value="HUMPHREYS"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-50" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. I am a Warder of Pentonville prison—I produce a certificate. (
<hi rend="italic">Read: Central Criminal Court, 16th September,</hi> 1878—
<hi rend="italic">William Sayers, convicted of stealing a mare, after a previous conviction.—Sentence, Twelve Year's Penal Servitnde.</hi>)—I was present, the prisoner is the man; I have known him since 1878—he was tried before your Lordship.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was present when an officer from Northampton proved ten years against you—you were discharged in 1890, and I saw you near Charing Cross, and went and refreshed my memory about you at Scotland Yard—I produce your photograph.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-51" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-51" type="given" value="EDGAB"/>EDGAB WELLUM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). Since the prisoner's liberation in 1890, he reported himself at our station as Sayers—I have no doubt he is the man—I saw him within three or four days of his liberation from</p>
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<p>prison, and have had him under observation ever since—I did not see him for twelve Years, but he reported himself as Sayers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>**.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Dr. Gilbert stated that the prisoner was of weak intellect, but not insane.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended the zeal and activity of the two police officers.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS CANE</hi> (15)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-409-offence-1 t18920404-name-56"/>John Burroughs</persName> and to having been before convicted of felony.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-409-18920404 t18920404-409-punishment-12"/>Ten Days</rs>, and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-409-18920404 t18920404-409-punishment-13"/>Three Years in a Reformatory.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>410.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-410-offence-1 t18920404-name-59"/>Catherine Lamb</persName>;</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FIRTH</hi> also
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EWLIN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED NOT GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to this indictment, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence 'against him on that charge. Previous convictions were proved against him.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EWLIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FIRTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-410-18920404 t18920404-410-punishment-15"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was rather busy at the time—it was near half-past four—a Birmingham train goes at a quarter to five, the train previous to that was at 3.30—there is one at half-past one—there was a crowd waiting at the ticket office—the half-past three train is not an express, the one at a quarter to five is, it does not stop between London and Oxford—the prisoner presented the note open, the right side up—I saw immediately that it was a bad note—he did not attempt to run away, I was shut in my office; he waited till I came round—I think he appeared rather surprised at the note being bad—he waited as an ordinary passenger—he did not attempt to leave the window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>said to the other, "Will you trust me some money for this note;"which he did, and the man went away for a while, and came back and asked the prisoner whether he would trust him with some money, and he trusted him with £2 for this piece of paper, and then he never returned—that was all he said.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know at that time that he had a box in the train that went to Birmingham—I afterwards discovered it; it went to Birmingham, and was brought back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROWDEN</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk in the office of Mr. Hart, the superintendent at Paddington—on 1st March, about 4.35, the prisoner was brought into the office—Mr. Hart asked him who he was—he said his name was Thomas Beecher Knight, that he was a musician, and lived at 14, St. George's Square, Maidstone—I believe that was a correct address—Mr. Hart asked him how he became possessed of the note—he said it was given him by two men with whom he had been drinking at a public-house, who had robbed him of all his money by the confidence trick, £2 10s. in gold, and some silver—he was detained in the office about ten minutes—he said one of the men promised to accompany him to Birmingham, that he had been with them on the platform, but he afterwards lost sight of them, and when he was unable to find them he thought he had been robbed, and he thought there would be no harm in trying to change the note to get his ticket, as he had the money to pay for it, and he then produced two sovereigns from his waistcoat pocket, and offered to pay for the ticket; the third-class fare would be 9s. 5d., I believe.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not write this down as he said it—I did not take any note of it—it was said in answer to questions, a little bit at a time—I had no difficulty in extracting the story from him, or to know what he meant; I was not the person who questioned him; I am repeating it from memory—he did not say the public-house was the Fountains Abbey; he did not say he had missed the 1.30 train—I don't remember his saying that he had been waiting on the platform for a considerable time; he may have said so—I think he said he had come from Maidstone that morning—he did not say that the down train was late—he said he was in a public-house with the men—he tried to describe how the confidence trick was carried out—he did not use the term "confidence trick, "his description was that of the confidence trick, but after saying he had given the men all his money he could go no further—he said he had been done of all his money—he was so confused, he appeared to be bewildered—he was agitated at finding himself in this position; he could not properly describe the trick—he said after the men had disappeared he tried to search for them—I don't remember his saying that he had asked a constable if he had seen them, I know now that he did—he did not say that the men had told him to turn his back to show that he trusted them, and when he turned round they had disappeared—Mr. Hart asked him three or four times to describe how it was done, and he could not get beyond three or four words; be appeared to know clearly what he was doing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I listened carefully to what was said—Rabley did not question him before me—I was not examined before the Magistrate the day after this occurred, not till the remand, a week after.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-69" type="surname" value="THOMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-69" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant F</hi>). At 5.15 on 1st of last month</p>
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<p>I was called into Mr. Hart's office, where I found the prisoner detained—I told him I was a police-officer, and I took him into custody on this charge—he said, "I have got into the hands of some confidence trick men, and one of them gave me the note; I told the guard of the train, and we both looked up and down to see if we could see them, but could not, and I then said I have been done"—I took him to the station, where he was charged—he made no further reply—I searched him, and round £2 in gold, 2s. in silver, and three halfpence in bronze.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had heard that he had produced the two sovereigns before—he said he had a box in the train which had gone down to Birmingham—I afterwards got the box and searched it; I found in it simply his clothing, a bag, and some musical instruments; nothing of the sort of these notes—I did not notice whether the box was labelled—I have made inquiries at Maidstone as to the prisoner's character—he gave his correct address; he bears a highly respectable character there—I further ascertained that he is a pensioner, invalided from India in 1888, and he gets 8d. a day for life—I found in his box this discharge from the army—it shows that he had the Burmah medal, and had been eight years and fifty-five days in the army, and was discharged as being found medically unfit for further service; most of his time was spent in India; his father is a most respectable man—I know the Fountains Abbey public-house in Stanley Street, at the corner of Praed Street and Cambridge Place; it is about 600 yards from Paddington station—there are a number of streets about there—there is a constable on fixed point duty just outside Paddington station—F 62 was on that duty that day—the Magistrate admitted the prisoner to bail on his own recognizance—he has surrendered to-day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-70" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-70" type="given" value="MARY ELIZABETH"/>MARY ELIZABETH PISTELL</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Fountains Abbey public-house, at the corner of Cambridge Place and Praed Street—I remember seeing the prisoner there on the afternoon of 1st March, about four o'clock; two men were with him; they looked like gentlemen; I should not know them again—they wore tall hats—one was an elderly man, the other was about thirty or thirty-five—I did not notice whether one was carrying a mackintosh—I served them with drink—the two men were talking apart from the prisoner—they went out and came back again—I was serving at more bars than one—I did not notice anything in the shape of a pocket-book passed from one to the other—about a week afterwards the prisoner called on me, and asked whether I remembered the incident—I told him what I have stated.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was perfectly sober, and knew what he was doing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-71" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-71" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER GREEN</persName> </hi> (62
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). On 1st March, between four and five, I was on fixed point duty outside Paddington Station—a man came up and made inquiries of me with reference to two men—I do not recognise the prisoner as the man—he asked me if I had seen two gentlemen there with macintoshes on their arm—he seemed very flurried.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As he was leaving me he said, "My God, I have been done!" and with that he rushed away towards the railway station, and I saw no more of him—I should say this was about four o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Superintendent of the Maidstone Police deposed to the prisoner's good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-74" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-74" type="surname" value="SENG"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-74" type="given" value="SEVERIN"/>SEVERIN SENG</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, of 60, Salisbury Street, Lisson Grove—on Saturday, 5th March, about half-past eleven, I was in Maida Yale—two men came up to me and knocked me down—I have identified the prisoner as one of the men—I could see nothing at the time, because they knocked me down instantly, and knelt on the top of me, and tore my clothes to get at my pocket, and held something in front of my face and kicked me—I halloaed out at first, but could not after they covered my mouth—they took nothing from me; I had nothing—I did not get up, I was picked up—I was hurt; I was black and blue on one side, where they kicked me—one of the men ran away, a witness who came to help me ran after him, and he ran into a policeman's hands; I did not see that; I was exhausted and almost senseless—the prisoner is the man the policeman brought back—I was not the worse for drink.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I know the prisoner is one of the men who attacked me twice; I got away from them the first time; but they followed me again and knocked me down, and when the policeman brought him round I said he was one of them that attacked me first.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-75" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-75" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a leatherseller, of 27, Ariel Road, West Hampstead—on the night of 5th March I was in Maida vale about a quarter to twelve—I heard a cry on the opposite side of the road—it sounded like a cry from someone with a hand over his mouth—I immediately crossed the road, and saw two men get up from the ground, leaving an old man on the ground—I followed the men; they commenced to run, I also ran, shouting "Stop thief!" and followed them till they were stopped about twenty yards down by 108 X—I did not lose sight of them—I am sure the prisoner is one of the men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-76" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-76" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BURTON</persName> </hi> (108
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). On 5th March, about a quarter to twelve, I was on duty in Carleton Vale—my' attention was attracted by shouts—I saw the prisoner and another man running out of Maida Vale towards me—as soon as they saw me they rushed across the road—I ran across and caught the prisoner—the other man escaped—the prisoner said, "you have made a mistake; it is not me"—Morris came up at the same time—he said, "Bring them back; they have knocked an old man down in Maida Vale"—I took him back to where I saw the prosecutor, and he said, "That man and another man knocked me down twice and tried to rob me"—I took him to the station, and he was charged—he said nothing in my presence—Mr. Morris was not above twenty yards behind the men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-77" type="surname" value="WALSH"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-77" type="given" value="MARTIN"/>MARTIN WALSH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector X</hi>). On 5th March the prisoner was brought to the station, charged with being concerned with another man for asssulting and attempting to rob Severin Seng—I read it to him—he replied, "Yes, sir; that is quite right, sir"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I never said such a thing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was coming from my work at East Finchley, and we stopped by a constable. I know nothing at all about this case.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-413-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-413-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>**</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920404-413-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-413-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-413-18920404 t18920404-413-punishment-17"/>Four Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi>,</p> </div1>
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<p>414.
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<interp inst="def1-414-18920404" type="surname" value="MACK"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK MACK</hi> (33)</persName>
<rs id="t18920404-414-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-79" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-414-offence-1 t18920404-name-79"/>Ellen Cook</persName>, and stealing a shawl.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEVER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-80" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-80" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-80" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN COOK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Michael Cook, a gas stoker, at Notting Dale—on Saturday evening, 12th March, between seven and eight, I went into the Kenilworth public-house—I saw there the prisoner and his wife and brother—when I came out the three followed me to the top of the mews and there the prisoner took my shawl off of me and said they would have a good drink out of it—his brother said, "Don't do it"but the wife put him up to do it—they knocked me about—one of them hit me in the mouth, I can't say which, because there was a crowd round me; there was a mark on my mouth, but it has gone—I had a hard struggle with them to keep my shawl, but they got it, and ran away—I fell on the ground, and when I got up they were gone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I locked up your wife first, but she cried to me and said she had three children to look after, and I let her off—I told my husband about it, and he put it into the sergeant's hands.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-81" type="surname" value="MARKHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-81" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MARKHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on Monday the afternoon of the 14th—I found him detained at Notting Dale Station—he said, "I hear you have been looking after me"—I said, "yes; you will be charged with assaulting Ellen Cook, and stealing a shawl from her on Saturday night"—he said, "I know nothing about it; I never touched her"—the first I. heard of this robbery was on the Sunday evening—about half-past eight on that evening I saw the prisoner coming from the direction of the shop of Mr. Hedinger, the pawnbroker where the shawl was pawned; as he passed he said, "Goodnight, Markham"—I had known him before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-82" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-82" type="given" value="ROBERT ALEXANDER"/>ROBERT ALEXANDER JACKSON</persName> </hi> I am a divisional surgeon—on Monday, the 14th, I examined the prosecutrix; she had been knocked about: she had bruises on her right side, right thigh, and right arm, and on the left side of the face, there was an abrasion of the skin there, if knocked down by a blow on the pavement, it would probably account for the injuries; it must have been a violent blow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-83" type="surname" value="NEWTON"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-83" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT NEWTON</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 19, Kenilworth Street, Notting Hill—on the Saturday evening I was in the neighbourhood of the Kenilworth public-house—I saw a bit of a disturbance—I walked by—I did not see the prosecutrix or the prisoner that I could swear to; it was dark—I dont recollect saying before the Magistrate that I saw the prosecutrix on the ground—I don't recollect telling the policeman so—he came to me when I was drunk, and said
<hi rend="italic">"Do you</hi> know the man?" and I said "No"—I know him by sight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-84" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-84" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Charles Hedinger, pawnbroker, of 125, Clarendon Road, Notting Hill—this shawl was pawned at our shop on Saturday night, 12th March, between eight and nine—I took it in the name on the ticket is John Smith—I believe it was the prisoner who pawned it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not swear to you, but I believe it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-85" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-85" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-85" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is my shawl.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence I am quite innocent.</hi> I heard my wife was in custody, and went to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-414-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-414-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>415.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES WEBB</hi> </persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-88" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-88" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SMITH</persName> </hi> (29
<hi rend="italic">N K.</hi>) Ada Cobley gave the prisoner into my custody on 9th March at the Agricultural Hall, and I took him to the Police-station—there, in answer to the charge, he said, "I was under the impression that my first wife was dead at the time I married this woman".</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had no warrant—I simply told him it was a case of bigamy—Ada Cobley stopped him outside the Agricultural Hall, and I was called—a solicitor's clerk or solicitor with me told me he had all the particulars—they said they had been to the Magistrate to apply for a warrant, and were told no warrant was required.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-89" type="surname" value="GREENHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-89" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GREENHAM</persName> </hi>. I live at Burnham Road, Romford Road, Ilford, and am a greengrocer—I was present at Ilford parish church on 14th March, 1872, when the prisoner was married—I knew the wife—this is the certificate I signed I believe. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a certificate of marriage at the Ilford parish church on 14th March</hi>, 1872,
<hi rend="italic">of James Webb to Sarah Ward, of Hounslow</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had known the prisoner before that; he had last been at work at a baker's at Hounslow—the lady he married was rather elderly but well got up as to face and figure, and looked all right—I was told she had induced him to desert her own daughter, to whom he was engaged—she was about 52, and he was under 21—she eloped with him—I provided the wedding breakfast—I don't know that the populace at Hounslow burnt the old lady's effigy—the prisoner left her at the end of three or four months—I don't believe they have seen one another since—she went back to her maiden name, Ada Ward, and lived with her daughters until her death on 21st January, 1890—she was buried in the name of Ada Ward.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I don't think they lived happily together—the daughters went away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-90" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-90" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I live at the Green, Winchmore Hill—I was present at the marriage of Mrs. Ward to the prisoner at Ilford parish church—I could not say the date—my name was then Esther Webb.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am the prisoner's sister—I was sixteen or seventeen years old when this marriage took place—the prisoner had been living at Hounslow—he left the old lady about three months after his marriage, and went home to his father at Enfield—he was then under twenty-one—no member of our family saw his wife after that time—I only saw her at the wedding—for many years we believed she was dead; my brother told me she was dead—I do not know when that was—I did not know of the second marriage—my father is alive; he has always lived at Enfield—anyone of the Ward party could have found out all about him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was years ago that the prisoner told me he thought his first wife was dead; it was a long time before January, 1890—I have heard that she died in January; 1890—I have not seen the certificate of her burial.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-91" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-91" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Rose Cottages, Hounslow, and am single—I was not present at the prisoner's marriage in 1872 to my mother—I did not see them together after the marriage—I left the house at once, and never saw the prisoner again—I attended my mother up to the date of her death at 4, Medea Cottages, on 21st January, 1890—soon</p>
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<p>after the marriage in 1872 they separated—my mother had interest of trust money—my mother left the prisoner because he ill-treated her; he sold up her home, and went away with the money she had in the house—she was buried in the name of Sarah Ward, at her request; she never took the prisoner's name after the marriage, on account of his ill-treatment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She died very near where she had lived—before her marriage with the prisoner she lived with her daughters—after the marriage she left him and came back to Isleworth, and resumed her life with her daughters in the name of Ward—she never took the name of Webb after about November, 1872—after she had resumed the name of Ward no communication of any kind, as far as I know, passed between her and the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No communication that I know of passed through other people.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-92" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA COBLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 91, Central Street, St. Luke's, and am the prosecutrix—on 25th August, 1878, I was married to the prisoner at Stoke Newington parish church; this is the certificate of our marriage—we lived for some time together after the marriage, on and off; there were four intervals during which we separated—last autumn I took divorce proceedings against him, and while those proceedings were pending I ascertained that the prisoner had been married before—I then went to a magistrate and asked for a warrant; I did not get it—the prisoner was afterwards taken in Upper Street, Islington—we were walking there, and saw him, and called a policeman and gave him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Coot, the solicitor's clerk, and my brother-in-law were with me when the prisoner was given into custody—it was not from the prisoner that I learnt his wife was alive when he married me—I never heard it until Mr. Coot had been employed about the divorce proceedings—I applied to Mr. Coot in February this year, just before the citation and petition—I was anxious to get rid of the prisoner; I could not live with him, he so ill-treated me—I ceased to cohabit with him on 11th November last; I did not see him after that—I had separated from him before that because he had ill-treated me—what Mr. Coot put down was spitting in the face and slapping the face principally—he was never kind to me—perhaps he was not disagreeable all the time, but the greater part of the time he was—he never told me he had no idea but that his marriage with me was not perfectly valid—he wrote from the House of Detention after he was in custody offering to remarry me now that his first wife was dead, and saying that he always thought she was dead before 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> In addition to ill-treatment, adultery was charged in the petition—the prisoner always represented himself to me as a single man—there were three children of my marriage with him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PAKEHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of Oxford House, Whitton Road, Hounslow—I have known the prisoner since 1870—I knew his first wife—he was originally engaged to be married to one of the daughters—after the marriage I saw the prisoner back at Hounslow—about six years after the separation (I could not tell the date; it was getting towards the autumn of the year) the prisoner called at my shop and shook hands, and said, "Governor, how do you do?"—I said, "What is your game?"</p>
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<p>—he said, "I have come to see if I can get the old woman to agree to have a separation, as I want to marry another girl"—I said, "The law is not made for such fools as you to get a separation when you like to ask for it; whether she is agreeable or not you will not get it"—I was living near Mrs. Ward's daughters at that time; Mrs. Ward was living at Isleworth, two or three miles off, at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was in my employment before he came of age, and for about one and a half year—after he married Mrs. Ward he did not return to my service—some little time after their marriage they went to live at Ilford—Mrs. Ward returned to Isleworth and lived in apartments about eight months after the marriage—I did not see her for some time; she came to live with her daughters in one of my houses, and I saw her—I saw her in her bedroom a few years before she died—I think she kept her bedroom for some two or three years before she died; she was not about at all—between the time of his leaving my service in 1872 and the autumn of 1878 I have seen the old lady sitting at the windows as I passed half a dozen times—about five weeks last Saturday I was first asked to carry my memory back to the conversation in 1878—I did not go before the Magistrate—Mr. Coot's clerk put questions to me in the first place; the prosecutrix called on me about five weeks ago to know about the Ward family, and I then stated the conversation of 1878—a young man, a friend of hers, who was with her wrote it down—afterwards I went to Mr. Coot's office, and it was written down again—I think the Queen's Jubilee was about three years ago; I may be a year out—this conversation occurred about 1878; I should say it was something like ten years or more before Jubilee year; I don't think it was over ten years—I should not like to say it was over fifteen years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am certain as to the correctness of the conversation—to my knowledge Mrs. Ward died two years ago last January, in 1890.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-94" type="surname" value="BURT"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-94" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BURT</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Oberlin Road, Marsh Gate, Richmond—Mrs. Ward lodged with me—sixteen or seventeen years ago (I cannot remember the date) the prisoner called and asked for his wife—I do not think he saw her, he opened the door and walked in and asked for his wife, and she refused to see him, and called out and asked not to allow him upstairs; he said he had a right to be where his wife was—I sent for the police, but they, declined to interfere between husband and wife; after that he left the house—I did not see him afterwards, I saw his brother.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not examined before the Magistrate—Mrs. Ward had been lodging with me alone for about two years, not with her daughters—I am not very accurate about dates—I think the Queen's Jubilee was about two years ago, I have not thought about it—Mr. Coot's clerk asked me to come as a witness.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am quite sure of what the prisoner said to me—Mrs. Ward had been living in my house about two years when the prisoner came—I do not know when she died, she had left me—I did not take up the message to her privately; she called out to me that it washer husband, not to allow him upstairs.</p>
<p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-415-18920404 t18920404-415-punishment-18"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-416-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing a watch and chain from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-416-offence-1 t18920404-name-96"/>Edward Clegg</persName>. (
<hi rend="italic">Her aunt promised to take charge of her</hi>)—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-416-18920404 t18920404-416-punishment-19"/>To enter into recognisances.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>417.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM STORER</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920404-417-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-417-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing a watch and chain, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-417-offence-1 t18920404-name-98"/>Frederick Henry</persName>; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18920404-417-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing three brushes and a button-hook, the goods of
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-99" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-417-offence-2 t18920404-name-99"/>Marie Scott</persName>, after conviction of felony at Edinburgh on November 3rd, 1890.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920404-417-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-417-18920404 t18920404-417-punishment-20"/>Eighteen Month's Hard Labour</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>418.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HEARN</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920404-418-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-418-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing a watch and a piece of chain from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-418-offence-1 t18920404-name-101"/>James Paterson</persName>, having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell on 5th January, 1885. (
<hi rend="italic">His brother promised to send him to America.</hi>)—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920404-418-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-418-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-418-18920404 t18920404-418-punishment-21"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>419.
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<interp inst="t18920404-419-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-419-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, to unlawfully attempting to kill and murder himself. (
<hi rend="italic">He had made six attempts to destroy himself, and Dr. Gilbert stated that he was of a very low type of intellect, but not insane.</hi>)—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920404-419-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-419-18920404 t18920404-419-punishment-22"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920404-420-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>, to unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child. (
<hi rend="italic">Her aunt undertook to send her to her parents in France, and produced a letter from the father of the child, promising to marry her.</hi>)—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920404-420-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-420-18920404 t18920404-420-punishment-23"/>Three Days' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>421.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-421-offence-1 t18920404-name-105"/>William Delmar Cavendish</persName>, and stealing a purse and 16s., his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SIMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HEDDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The robbery did not take much more than a minute—this was on Sunday morning a few yards from Goldsmith Street, about fifty yards from Holborn—that part of Drury Lane is not well lighted, and the shops were closed—I had had some supper at Harris's in the Strand; I left there about 10.30 and then had one glass of stout nearly opposite Somerset House; I stopped there talking till a little before 11, but did not go into any other house—I was perfectly sober—I had not seen either of the men before—I gave a full description to Inspector Tilsley; he took it down in writing in a book, and next day Detective Collins came to me for full particulars—I went with him to Bow Street on the Thursday, and picked the prisoner out from twelve other men—Collins was not there then—I touched the prisoner, and said, "That is the man"—he said nothing—he was taken away and charged—he said nothing to me, but he denied to Tilsley that he was the man—besides the man who knocked me down and the man who knelt on me there were two others, but they did not join in the attack.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have not the slightest doubt that the prisoner is the man who knelt on me and took my purse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-107" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COLLINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>), I received information on the Sunday and a description, and on Thursday, the 24th, about 11.45 a.m., I was in Drury Lane, and saw the prisoner come out of Goldsmith Buildings, and told him I arrested him for being concerned with another man in a robbery with violence on Saturday night—he said, "I think you have made a mistake"—I took him to the station-house, and fetched Cavendish, who identified him among other men without any hesitation—he was charged, and said, "lam innocent; I can prove where I was on Saturday night; I was out with my young woman, and left her at the corner of Queen Street about 12.30; I went up Drury Lane and home"—Cavendish had given a most minute description of him—next morning, while he was waiting to go before the Magistrate, he said, "Mr. Collins, I want to speak to you"—I cautioned him—he said, "I want you to go and see my mother; she can tell you who the two men were; she told me when I went upstairs that there had been a robbery"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I got the description on Sunday from the description-book; it is not here, and I saw the prosecutor on the Monday—I have been in the police eight years—it would be wrong to say that I was not in the room when Cavendish pointed the prisoner out—I did not tell the Magistrate that the prisoner said he was satisfied with the men among whom he was placed—I was in the same room with the prisoner and Cavendish, and in such a position that Cavendish could have seen me, and so was the Inspector—there were fair men and dark men—when the prisoner was picked out he said, "I am innocent"—he was then put into the dock, and said, "lam innocent; I can prove where I was on Saturday night; I left my young woman at Drury Lane and went home; I know nothing of this"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not express any dissatisfaction before the Magistrate as to the nature of the men he was placed among.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE</hi> Low (553
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I assisted' Collins in taking the prisoner, who I have known about eighteen months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-108" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-108" type="surname" value="DONOVAN"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-108" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN DONOVAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Goldsmith Buildings, Drury Lane, and am a water-cress seller—the prisoner is my brother—I heard, on a Thursday evening, that he was locked up—on the Saturday before that he came home about 12.25, and I saw him on the second floor landing; his room is on that floor, and mine on the third floor—I was going to see my mother and met him; he said, "Good-night," and I went up to my room and put my little brother to bed—I opened the window and saw two men run down Goldsmith Street—I knew them by sight and by name—one of them said, "It's all right"—they went through to the bottom—I told my mother next morning—after I met my brother, I beard him go into his room and turn his key inside; it was after that that I looked out and saw the two men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My brother and I live at No. 28, and my mother at No. 17, which is the nearest to Drury Lane—I came in after twelve o'clock—the baby was undressed at my mother's, and I took her upstairs and put her to bed—it was 12.30, or a little later, when I looked out at the window—it would take anybody two or three minutes to go from my mother's to Drury Lane; you have only to go down two flights of stairs.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-109" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PONSON</persName> </hi>. I am part owner of Goldsmith Buildings, and live at No. 4—I gave evidence at Bow Street—I heard of the prisoner being locked up, and on the Saturday before that, about 12.30, I was going to put the gas out, and saw the prisoner on the three steps which are the entrance to the buildings—he could get from there to his mother's room—I wished him good-night—I did not see his sister.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-110" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-110" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-110" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, V Block, Peabody Buildings, Drury Lane—the prisoner is my young man—I heard that he was locked upon the previous Saturday evening I saw him first about 8 o'clock, and was with him till 12.20, when I left him at the gate; he was then going towards Goldsmith Street—I saw him again next day at dinner-time at Drury Lane.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left him in Great Wild Street—we had been at a public-house in Drury Lane—the public-houses closed at 12 o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I left him at, 12.25—it is not unusual for persons in that neighbourhood to pass the evening in public-houses.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-111" type="surname" value="DONOVAN"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-111" type="given" value="LAURENCE"/>LAURENCE DONOVAN</persName> </hi>. I am a hagler in the winter—I live at 28, Goldsmith Buildings, Drury Lane—I was in London on this Saturday, but went to Lincoln on Sunday morning—when I came home I heard of the prisoner. being locked up—I saw him going upstairs on Saturday evening, and saw Cook going into Goldsmith Buildings, and afterwards saw two men run by.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was between 12.20 and 12.30—the prisoner is my brother-in-law—I had been spending the evening in Clare Market playing at dominoes in a public-house—I was not perfectly sober; I was a little bit
<hi rend="italic">rocky</hi>—I am clear that I saw the two men run by a minute and a half or two minutes after I saw the prisoner go upstairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-112" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MCCARTHY</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer, of 18, Drury Lane—on this Saturday night I was shutting up my shop, and saw a lot of men standing outside a public-house, but I did not see the prisoner at all—I saw a man knocked down and someone kneeling on him, but I did not interfere, because I had plenty of money in my pocket—the prisoner is not the person who was kneeling on the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The assault was committed at twelve o'clock—I close at twelve on Saturday nights—I cannot say who the men were.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner was not one of them, because I know him—I pledge my oath he was not one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended Hutching;</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRISPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Wessendorff.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-119" type="given" value="JAMES CHARLES"/>JAMES CHARLES BEASLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller in the employment of Burnell and Co., silk agents, 5, Falcon Square—Mr. Howell occupies a warehouse on the first floor immediately under ours—on 15th March, about half-past five, as I was going downstairs I saw Mr. Howell's boy</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. GERANS</hi>. I was just at the bottom of the stairs leading to Mr. Howell's premises when I saw the prisoner leaving with the parcel.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-120" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BRAKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I am a plain clothes patrol—on the morning of 15th March, about half-past ten, I was outside an ice cream shop in Maidenhead Court—I saw Bacon, Reed, and Hutchings there—I kept observation on them for some time—they went to various streets in the City—they also went into several warehouses, but I did not get close to them, I could not see what they did, they had nothing when they went in or came out—they returned to the ice-shop about twelve, and remained there till about three—Hutchings in the meantime came out and went away by himself; Bacon and Reed went out and returned to the shop a little after five; they had nothing with them then—I left the shop at a quarter-past five—just before six I heard something, and went to Moor Lane Police-station a few minutes after six, I there saw Bacon in custody—I immediately returned to the ice shop with Cook, and saw Reed and Hutchings together—I said to Reed, "I am a police officer; what is your name?"—he said, "Reed"—I then asked Hutchings his name—he replied, "My name is Hutchings"—I said, "Where do you work?"—they both said, "Nowhere"—I said to Reed, "There is a man in custody at Moor Lane Police-station charged with breaking and entering a wareroom close by; I shall take you to the station and charge you with being concerned with him"—neither, of them made any reply—I directed Cook to take Hutchings, and I took Reed to the station—on the way he said, "What I have done I have been led into by another man"—when I got to the station I placed him in the dock by the side of Bacon—Hutchings then said, "If you will come with me I will go and get the stuff"—I went with him in company with Sergeant Lythal and Cook to Middle Street, Cloth Fair—Hutchings knocked at the door of No. 4, and this parcel was handed to him; I did not see who handed it to him, I saw the hand, but not the face—Hutchings merely knocked at the door, and waited about two seconds, and the parcel was brought to him—I was not near enough to hear what was said—I think the door was opened about half way—after the door was closed I went to the door and knocked: it was opened by Wessendorff; I said, "I am a police officer; you have just given this parcel to this lad, "pointing to Hutchings, who was close to me at the time—Wessendorff said, "Me, no"—I said to Hutchings, "Who handed you this parcel?" he pointed
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Wessendorff, who then said, "Yes, he gave it to me to mind for him about half. an-hour ago"—he was then taken to the station and charged with receiving it with Hutchings—No. 4 is a private house—his wife is living there—at the station I said to Hutchings, "Where did you receive the parcel?—he said, "At the door of the warehouse in Falcon Street"—that is close to Falcon Square—he said, "I did not go inside myself"—</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. GERANS</hi>. I watched Bacon and Reed altogether three hours on Tuesday, and the three a little while on Monday—I thought their conduct suspicious; they were spending a great deal of time in the ice shop—it is a custom in the street to put a card in the window, "A Boy Wanted"—I understood to whom Reed referred when he said he had been led into it by another man; it was not Bacon—I have made inquiries about Reed—I find he has occupied several respectable situations.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRISPE</hi>. I was about a dozen yards from Wessendorff's door; it was opened from the inside; it might have been fully opened—Hutchings knocked in the ordinary way; he gave no signal—when he and Reed were confronted with Wessendorff at the station Reed said, "I don't know the man; he had nothing to do with it; he only had the parcel to mind, and he had no idea it was stolen"—he has been out on bail; his master, Mr. McGregor, became bail for him—he had been with him about six years—I went to his house and saw his mother; he lives with her; she offered to let me go over the house—I have seen him once or twice' while he has been out on bail, and spoken to him; he told me he had known Hutchings some time; they are neighbours—he said this was the first time he had taken a parcel to mind.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-121" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HOWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a silk agent at 5, Falcon Square—this parcel contains cashmere, it is my property; I saw it safe at half-past five on the 15th March.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">REED, HUTCHINGS</hi>, and
<hi rend="largeCaps">WESSENDORFF</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BACON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction for burglary—
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-124" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 168, Cornwall Road, Notting Hill, and am a boot machinist—on 20th March, before going to bed, I locked up my house and fastened all the windows, and locked and bolted the door and turned the gas off at the meter—I went to bed about half-past twelve—I came down next morning about eight o'clock—I found the gas alight in the front kitchen, the kitchen door leading to the area open, a cash-box turned upside down and open on the table, the inside of it was taken out—the night before that cash-box was locked in a bureau in the kitchen—I found that a square of glass in a back room window leading into the basement had been taken out and laid on the ground; it was large enough for a person to get through without undoing the window—the glass had been cracked previously—in the cash-box there had been about £7, the money of a club—I also missed from a drawer a canvas bag with £12 10s. in gold and silver; and a gold watch and two gold signet rings—at the foot of the bureau on the floor I picked up a piece of tobacco that had evidently been chewed—in the garden at the back of the house I noticed in my fowls' run, which is not covered at the top, but is wired at the sides, footprints and prints of something round; they were too large to be made by an ordinary wooden leg; but I came to the conclusion that they were made by some one who had a</p>
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<p>deformed foot or a wooden leg; they were perfectly round holes, the size of a tumbler at the top—there were several such marks; there was a boot mark close to one—the person must have come over the wall into the fowls' run, walked along that, got over the wire on to a seat just outside it—I traced the footmarks from the wall to that seat—the window is about six yards from the seat—there were no marks from the seat to the window, because it is very hard ground—we traced the footmarks over the adjoining garden and two other gardens, and saw wire that had been broken, where someone had come through—a few days afterwards a constable brought the prisoner to my house and compared the marks with the prisoner's wooden leg; the leg fitted the marks; it stood up in them—the constable covered the marks up to keep them clear and distinct.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner</hi>, I measured the height of the wall this morning; it is between six and seven feet—the other walls before you get to my place are about three feet high.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). On 25th March I was in plain clothes, and about a quarter to eight p.m. I met the prisoner in Oxford Street—I told him I was a police officer, and should take him into custody for being concerned with two other men, in custody, in breaking and entering 168, Cornwall Road, on 20th March—he said, "I suppose I must accompany you to the station. Do I look like a burglar?"—on the way to the station he said, "Who are the other men? Is one Skedgel?"—I said, "Yes"—he was one of those in custody—he said, "Who is the other?—I said I did not know—he said, "Is he tall or short?"—I said I did not know—the same evening I went to 168, Cornwall Road, with the prísoner and the Inspector—the prisoner voluntarily took off his wooden leg and handed it to the inspector—we compared the footmarks with it; they corresponded exactly—the leg exactly fitted in the marks, which were about one inch deep—on the way back to the station the prisoner said, "What time did it happen?".—I said I did not know—he said, "I can prove I was in bed at a quarter to one"—the bottom of the leg was wood; it was not shod.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not tell you I had caught Skedgel and the other man at Lincoln.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-126" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NEWMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector</hi> X). On 20th March I was called to 168, Cornwall Road, about nine a.m.—I found a pane of glass had been re' moved from a window in the basement at the rear of the house—in the kitchen I found the bureau open, and one of the drawers pulled out, and a quid of tobacco—in the fowls' run I found marks, apparently made by a wooden leg or a deformed foot—I traced the marks across three gardens to a high wall at the entrance of Elgin Mews—on the 25th I went with the prisoner and the constable to the yard, and compared the marks with the prisoner's wooden stump which he wears on his left foot; it exactly corresponds with the holes—I took a mould of the marks by running plaster of paris into the holes—the prisoner said tome, "There are several other holes; they are made by the heel of a boot;"they did not look as if they were; they were round holes, and there was no indication of any other part of the boot—some part of the ground in the fowls' run was soft, and there was a very distinct impression; there was a mark of the right boot, and then a hole; there was nothing like the</p>
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<p>impression of a sole of a boot attached to the hole, and in my opinion it could not have been made by the heel of a boot.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were several marks of boots over the fowl's run; I should think another party had been there; a boot, apparently worn on the right foot, appeared to accompany the holes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PENN</persName> </hi> (63
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). On 20th March I was on duty in Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, and about 12.50 a.m. I saw the prisoner about 150 yards from Cornwall Road, proceeding in the direction of Portobello Road with another man—about 1.10 I saw him again in the same crescent near Portobello Road—I saw him again at twenty minutes to two in the Cornwall Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You appeared to be under the influence of drink; I cannot say whether or not you were drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-128" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's son.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave Neal a key of my father's desk for the purpose of robbing him; I went with Neal and Skedgel on the Friday, with the intention of robbing my father—I have been discharged from several situations for drunkenness, not for dishonesty—I have not asked people to go and rob my father; Neal and Skedgel asked me to go, and I went.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the'</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The two men pressed ms to go—I was frightened when they pressed me; I said I would not go, but afterwards I said I would, because they called me a coward.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he knew nothing of how the marks came in the garden, and asserted that it would be easy to make them for the purpose of getting someone else into trouble.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On Sunday morning, 27th March, about twenty minutes past two, I was in Green Street, Bethnal Green, and noticed the prisoner and two other men coming one way and one going the other; they met about fifty yards from me, and the person nearest to the man going along by himself struck him on the side of the face and knocked him into the gutter, and all three set upon him—the one who had knocked him down held him down, and the other two rifled his pockets—I could recognise two, the one I caught and one of those who got away—I saw the prisoner rifling the man's pockets—I ran up, and when I got within five yards the one holding him down said, "Look out, here's a copper," and they ran up Smart Street—the prisoner tried to throw me over him, but I held him down till I got my breath, and then picked him up and brought him back to the prosecutor, who was
<hi rend="italic">kind of</hi> senseless—I said, "Are you going to charge this man?"—he said, "Yes"—the prisoner had on the hat which was owned by the prosecutor—I took the prisoner to the station; when charged he said he did not know the man, he had never seen him in his life before; he said he had been set about by three men, and that he had got in the scuffle before this happened, and that he was coming along at the time this affair happened, but there were only three persons with him at the time this happened—I asked him</p>
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<p>why lie ran away, and he said he did not wish to get into trouble—he might have had a couple of glasses, but he was not drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You fell down in Moss Street, 100 or 120 yards from Green Street—you had no hat at the station; it fell off when you threw yourself in front of me, and was lying there when I went hack again—this is the prosecutor's hat—the prosecutor was 120 or 130 yards off when I picked up the hat—it could not have rolled from him to where I found it—it took about a quarter of an hour to walk from Green Street to Bethnal Green Station, about ten minutes to make the charge out against you, and about a quarter of an hour for me to walk back; but the hat was lying in a very bye-street, through which I have only seen one person pass in the morning before six o'clock—I saw the prosecutor's hat on your head when you Were running—I did not charge you at the station with stealing it, because I did not know it was his hat till he came to the station and identified it—then I told the Magistrate about it—he altered the charge to highway robbery—I saw you rifling the prosecutor's pockets—I did not see you strike any blow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. At the Police-court the prisoner said, "Is that my hat?"—I said, "No; it is the prosecutor's hat"—he said, "It is my hat, why don't you give me it?"—I asked him afterwards if he could identify his hat, and he said it was a hat with a blue lining—this hat never had a lining, because of this coat-of-arms on it—he first claimed this, and afterwards said it had been taken up in mistake—I have made no mistake about this hat having rolled off his head when he fell in front of me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw no other hat—Green Street is a busy thoroughfare, in a not very respectable locality, and a hat would be picked up there—the prosecutor was knocked senseless with the first blow—I have no doubt that the prisoner was one of the three men; there was no one. else in the street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-132" type="surname" value="AGENBAUM"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-132" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES AGENBAUM</persName> </hi>. I live at 43, Preston Street, Green Street—on 27th March, about two a.m., I was coming along Green Street, when three men seized on me at the corner of a turning and knocked me down, and put their hands over my mouth and eyes, and felt down this side pocket and halfway down this one—I had seven shillings and ninepence in my pocket; I did not lose it—this is my hat which I was wearing on that night—I was the worse for drink.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The men did not shove me down in passing; they rushed from the corner—I could not tell if you rifled my pockets or struck me; there were three of you, and you put your hands over my face, and I could not tell one from the other—the inspector asked me if you were one, and I said it was all the three of you—I told him I had not lost any money—I did not see my hat on the ground; I was too excited to look for it—after the charge was booked at the station I came back with the constable, and found this hat by the turning where you tried to
<hi rend="italic">rough the copper</hi> over—I did not see my hat when I saw you in custody—the constable was struggling with the prisoner about fourteen feet away from me; a little longer distance than the length of this Court—I saw no hat till I came back with the constable, and then I saw this, and said it was mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I know nothing of the</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he had an altercation with three men, and that two of them followed him, and pushed the prosecutor down, and that he</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">thought he had better get away.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-424-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<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 September</hi>, 1881,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Thomas Nash.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-424-18920404 t18920404-424-punishment-25"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>425.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SMITH</hi> (20)</persName>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD SMITH</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-425-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-137" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-137" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN RUBENSTEIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Brick Lane, Spitalfields—at nearly 12.30 a.m. on 29th March I was called down, and I found my window broken, and cigars, cigarettes, and tobacco lying on the pavement—the shutters were down—I had shut up the shutters before going up to bed—this box of cigars is mine—I had cigars like these in my shop that night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-138" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LONSDALE</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Brick Lane—about 12.20 a.m. on 29th March I was in Brick Lane, and I saw the prisoner lifting down Mr. Rubenstein's shutters—two men who were with him were looking about, going away and then coming back again; they spoke to him, and then they went on to the other side—I went to the corner of the court to look for a policeman, when Mrs. Rubenstein came out and shouted "Police!" and the men ran away—the prisoner had some cigar-boxes like this under his arm—I had been to the Drury Lane Theatre that night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The policeman saw you running, and ran after you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-139" type="surname" value="LONSDALE"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-139" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LONSDALE</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of the last witness, and was with him in Brick Lane on this night—I saw Mrs. Rubenstein, and I saw the prisoner running with some boxes of cigars under his arm, and a policeman running after him—I did not see whether the policeman caught him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw somebody running with you when you ran down Wentworth Street—the policeman did not call me aside when I went into the Police-station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-140" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIS</persName> </hi> (295
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was on duty on this night, after twelve, in Brick Lane—I heard glass smash; I went to the spot and saw three men; Goulton was taking the stuff out from the shop and handing it to the two Smiths—I went towards them, and when I was a few yards off I heard one of them say, "Look out!"—they all ran away across Brick Lane and down Wentworth Street—I followed Goulton, whom I caught and brought back—I told him I wanted him; he said, "All right, I will come back with you"—he came back—he said, "I don't know anything about that job"—when I got him back a few yards to Brick Lane he struggled and got away—I was tripped up by a woman—the prisoner was rearrested by Roper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-141" type="surname" value="ROPER"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-141" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROPER</persName> </hi> (357
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I stopped the prisoner as he was running, and asked him what he was running for; he said, "Nothing"—Funnell</p>
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<p>and another constable came up, and we took him to the station—a key was found on him—he said nothing when charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-142" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BATLEY</persName> </hi> (241
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Not examined in chief.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you all three together running down Wentworth Street about 12.15.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Not examined in chief.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Smith running down Wentworth Street, but did not see you—I saw you in their company at 11.15, all standing together in Brick Lane.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have no doubt about him; I know them all three by sight well—I have no doubt they were together at 11.15.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-425-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY**</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in January,</hi> 1890,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Alfred Clark—
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD SMITH</hi>** and
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SMITH</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to convictions of felony.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-425-18920404 t18920404-425-punishment-27"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920404-425-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-425-18920404 t18920404-425-punishment-28"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>426.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALICE JARVIS</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920404-426-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Unlawfully attempting to kill and murder herself.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASSMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-145" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Constable West India Docks</hi>). About 11.15 on 29th March I was on duty at the Black wall entrance to the West India Dock when the prisoner came on to Black wall Bridge, waited two or three seconds, and threw herself over the bridge into the lock—with the assistance of some gatemen she was got out and given over to the Metropolitan Police—she had been drinking—I think she knew what she was about—she was taken to the station and charged—she said she would do the same directly she got out—at the Police-court she said she would do it again as soon as she got free.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. She was in drink when she made the statement at the Police-station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-146" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COPEMAN</persName> </hi> (601
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). On the night of 29th March I was called by Robinson, and I took the prisoner to the station—she was charged; she said if she was let out the next morning she would go and do it again—I believe she had been drinking—she knew perfectly well what she was doing and saying—she attempted to commit suicide on 9th January last, in the same dock—on that occasion she was discharged—her mother promised to look after her—the prisoner then said she would not do it again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her defence, stated that last time she wanted to go into a Home, but that her mother took her home, where she knew she could not be happy; for although her mother and father were kind to her, her brothers and sisters were not, and threw into her face what she had been; that on this occasion she was in drink, and did not know what she had done.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-426-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">expressed a hope that something might be done for the prisoner.—
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<interp inst="t18920404-426-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-426-18920404 t18920404-426-punishment-29"/>Discharged on recognisances.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>427.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH STUNT</hi> (24)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OSCAR STUNT</hi> </persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-427-offence-1 t18920404-name-149"/>Colin Ross</persName>, and stealing certain keys and £10s. 6d. in money.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-427-18920404 t18920404-427-punishment-30"/>Six Months Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OSCAR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-427-18920404 t18920404-427-punishment-31"/>To enter into recognisances to come up for judgment when callea upon.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>428.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER HARRISON</hi> (35)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-428-offence-1 t18920404-name-151"/>John Booth</persName> and another, his masters.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-428-18920404 t18920404-428-punishment-32"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>429.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY PALMER</hi> (38)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEXANDER MCMULLEN</hi>. In December last I was a detective officer of Scotland Yard—on December 11th, about 12.30 p.m., I was in Mornington Road, in plain clothes, and saw the prisoner standing outside the garden-gate of No. 66—I crossed over to the opposite side to one of the front gardens, and kept observation on him—he left the gate and walked to Park Street, and then came back into Mornington Road again; then to Park Street and Albany Street on to the Canal Bridge, where he opened his coat—I stopped him and said, "What are you loitering about here for at this time of morning?"—he said, "Loitering; what do you mean?" and drew this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> from his inside coat pocket, and raised it to strike me; I caught his wrist with my left hand and blew my whistle, and Ainger came up—he then said, "I will go quietly now you have come"—we took him to the station, and I charged him—he said he was a horse dealer, and that the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> was a shoe-horn which he used to pull the shoes off the horses' feet, and this knife, which was found on him, was for cutting horses' tails—this rope was found on him, which he said was for leading a horse, and the bag was for carrying a I saddle in; also this box of matches, they are not silent ones—he was taken before a Magistrate the same day, remanded for a week, and bailed—he did not surrender on the 18th, and the recognisances were estreated—I arrested him at Ipswich this month—he was detained there by the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The officer who came up was in uniform—there were only two of us—I will not swear whether I told him at first that I was an officer; it was my duty to do so—he gave me a correct address; it was not at the house of a constable, but he had been a constable some years before—the key I found on him was the latch-key of that house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-153" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR AINGER</persName> </hi> (333
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). On September 11th I was on duty at the York and Albany Bridge, Regent's Park, and heard a whistle—I crossed, and saw the prisoner holding a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> in his hand, and I saw McMullen seize it—I went up to them—the prisoner said, "Now you have come I will go quietly"—I took him in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He went very quietly to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-154" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BANNISTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant S</hi>). This
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> is an instrument such as is used by burglars; this knife is such as is used to put between the window-shutters to push back the catch, and that is the way it gets worn—this rope is put round the window-bars to prize the shutter-bars to enable them to get through.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen table-knives worn at the top and back in this way, and they often get them ground—I believe the prisoner gave a correct address, but he absconded from his bail—burglars do not always have quieter matches than these; they are not silent matches, there are no silent matches.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-429-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>430.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-430-offence-1 t18920404-name-157"/>Harry Frederick Marlow</persName>, and stealing five thermometers, an album, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOSTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-158" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COBB</persName> </hi> (119
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On 8th March, about 3.30 a.m., I was in Red lion Street, Clerkenwell, and saw the prisoners—Wilson was carrying a sack—I asked what he had got—he said he did not know—I said I must see what it was—he put it on the pavement; I examined it and found two boxes of cigars, a mirror, and other articles—I looked at him and said, "What have you in your breast pocket?"—he said, "I picked that up by the side of it"—he gave his address 15, Red Lion Street—I took him to the station—he said he picked them up in Farringdon Street, just by the Eagle public-house—the other man walked away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Merrett.</hi> I asked Wilson whether you were with him when he picked them up, but he made no answer—I could not take two; I kept Wilson in tow; he said nothing about you—you did not stay till I went away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COOPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). I took Merrett at St. George's Barracks; he was in the Light Infantry at the time—he said he knew nothing about it; he was there, but he was not in the job—he afterwards said he could prove where he was on the morning of the 8th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Merrett</hi> You said that at the Police-station; but at the Police-court you said you met Wilson in the Farringdon Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-160" type="given" value="HARRY FREDERICK"/>HARRY FREDERICK MARLOW</persName> </hi>. I am a glass blower of 5, Mount Pleasant, Clerkenwell—on 8th March I came home at 12.45 and went to bed—my workshop was fastened up—at eight a.m. one of my apprentices told me something, and I went down and found the door broken open—I missed a looking-glass, about three dozen thermometers, two boxes of cigars, three dozen thermometer tubes, an album, and other articles, and a certificate of my birth—I value them at £5 or £6.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-161" type="surname" value="RICE"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-161" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RICE</persName> </hi>. I am night porter at a common lodging-house in clerkenwell—on 8th March, about three a.m., I was in the kitchen, and the two prisoners came in and asked me for a bed—I told them I had none—Merrett asked me to take a bag
<hi rend="italic">off them</hi>—I said, "No; take it somewhere else where you are going"—a few minutes afterwards I went to the door to call a man, and a constable was there; that was about 3.35—Merrett tried to give me something, but what it was I do not know—I went to call a man, and when I came back a policeman let me in, and at about 6 45 Merrett came, and I told him to get out as quick as he could—he said I was a
<hi rend="italic">nice one</hi> not to take the stuff of him so as to clear himself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Merrett.</hi> You knocked at the door, and asked whether I would take a bag—I said, "No; take it somewhere else"—you had a bag in your hand, and tried to put something in my pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Wilson says:</hi> "I found the bag in Baker's Row. "
<hi rend="italic">Merrett says:</hi> "I met Wilson in Farringdon Road; he told me had picked up a bag, and went to the door of the lodging-house, and the policeman came up and took Wilson."
<hi rend="italic">Wilson produced a written defence, stating that he had been walking the streets for three nights, and picked up the bag about</hi> 3.15
<hi rend="italic">a.m., opposite the Eagle; that he then met Merrett, and the constable came up and asked what</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">he had got, and he said he did not know. Merrett, in his defence, said that he walked about all night because he had nowhere to go; that he met Wilson, who said he had picked up a bag, and the constable came up and asked what was in the bag, and Wilson said he did not know, but he would have a look, and pulled the glasses out of his pocket, and gave them to the constable, stating that Merrelt was not with him when he picked them up, upon which he went away, and on the Monday enlisted as a soldier.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MERRETT</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell on January</hi> 6,1890.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MERRETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18920404-430-punishment-34" type="punishmentDescription">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins</hi>,</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-431-offence-1 t18920404-name-163"/>Harry Le Brun</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. F. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELDRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-164" type="given" value="GRACE"/>GRACE RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a housemaid in the family of Mr. Hensman, of Harrow; the prisoner is his wife—the family consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Hensman, a little boy named Harry Le Brun, aged nine, myself, and another servant—on the 26th February the prisoner went to bed at seven in the evening, she had a bad headache—Mr. Hensman came home between ten and eleven—next morning the prisoner got up about seven—I took her up some hot water to wash, and went down—when I went up again she had got the boy out of bed, and asked me to help drew him; we put on his white shirt, his best trousers, and flannels underneath—she told me to get his best clothes, because she was going to take him out—they went down to breakfast-as she was going down she called out to me to get her dress and brush—I went back to the same room and got her dress out of the wardrobe, and went down into the kitchen to brush it; it was very damp, and I went into the breakfastroom to ask her if I should dry it, and found the door was locked; I knocked at the door, and was going away, hen she opened it and I went in—I saw that she was looking very pale—I saw the child lying flat on the floor with his head against the table—my mistress looking at me said, I "This comes of not speaking the truth; mind you always speak the truth," and then she said, "Run and tell Mr. Hensman I want him"—I went upstairs to him, he was in bed; I told him mistress wanted him; he came down at once—mistress was in the breakfast-room, the door was a little way open—Mr. Hensman spoke to her, and told me to run for a doctor immediately—I went, and came back with Dr. Goddard and my master in a cab; he had gone for a doctor as well—as we returned my mistress was coming out at the gate—Mr. Hensman had put a towel round her throat; she was holding her hands up to her throat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been seventeen months in the service—during that time she had been very kind to the child and very fond of him—when she opened the door to me she appeared calm, but was very pale—she looked very peculiar about the eyes that morning; so much
<hi rend="smallCaps">SO</hi>, it attracted my attention.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-165" type="given" value="CHARLES ERNEST"/>CHARLES ERNEST GODDARD</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner at Harrow—on 27th February I was called by the last witness to the house</p>
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<p>of Mr. Hensman—on arriving there I found the prisoner, about ten feet from the gate, dressed, in her slippers, and a shawl over her head—I endeavoured to induce her to return, but finding that she would not, I went into the house to see if I could render assistance to the boy—a communication had been made to me before I got there—I went in at the back door, and at once went to the breakfast-room; I there found the boy lying on the floor with his throat cat, quite dead—the body was lying near the window, his head near the window, his feet under the table—there were two distinct pools of blood; one near the feet, the other by the head—the wound in the throat was the cause of death—I found this knife on the table; it is an old carver, used as a bread-knife; it was covered with wet blood—seeing that I could be of no assistance, I locked the door and went in search of the prisoner—I found her in an unoccupied house, about 85 yards from her own home—I asked her to return with me—she at first declined to do so unless accompanied by a female; she said she thought somebody would kill her—I went outside and procured the. help of Mrs. Philpot, a woman outside—I did not examine her neck minutely, I just looked at it and covered it up immediately; I found a wound on the neck two inches long; there was no severe bleeding then; no large vessels had been severed—she was conveyed to her own house and put to bed—she said she had never been cruel before, she had that morning—I had not said anything to her about what I had seen in the breakfast-room—I had occasion to attend the prisoner professionally since December, 1890, from time to time for slight ailments—on the 26th February, the day preceding this occurrence, she called to see me at my surgery and had a conversation with me; it was of such a nature that I kept this memorandum of it—at half-past three p.m. she was shown into the surgery with her little boy—she said at once, "I wish to speak to you privately," so I took her into a dressing-room—she then said, "Have you ever heard that I am mad?"—I said, "No; why, does anyone accuse you of being mad?"—she said, "Oh, yes; people are saying that I am insane; but you don't think so, do you?"—not thinking so then, I replied in the negative—I had no reason at that time to believe so—she said, "It is no reason because my father committed suicide, and my mother in an asylum, that I must be mad too; is it?"—I replied, "No"I then endeavoured to get her to name authorities for her statement that she was insane; but this was evaded—she was a good deal troubled in her mind, but was not outwardly much affected, from the fact that a former servant of hers, two or three years ago, had stolen a sovereign, she referred to that incidentally, and seemed troubled about it—I said that was a long time ago, and not worth while bothering about—she went on to speak about people libelling her and charging her with being a drunkard; and she inquired whether I did not think it was a dreadful accusation to make against anybody—that, I think, terminated the interview; it lasted about a quarter of an hour—I asked her to send her husband to me; that was in consequence of the impression left on my mind at the close of the interview; I wanted to see him as soon as possible—I formed the opinion, from that interview, that she was commencing to be of unsound mind—her husband did not come that evening, and I did not see her again till the next day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was because I thought her conversation was. so</p>
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<p>strange that I asked to see her husband; he came next morning—I think I told him his wife was a little off her head the day before, or words to that effect, and that she appeared strange—at that moment she was certainly not sane.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-166" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH COOPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector X</hi>). On 27th February I accompanied Dr. Goddard to the prisoner's house—I went into the breakfast-room and saw the dead body of the little boy and this knife—I then went to the prisoner's bedroom; I said I was sorry to see her so ill, and I asked her if she wished to say anything to me in reference to the case—she said, "I am desirous of making a statement to show my reasons for taking the life of my boy, my idolised child, whose life I have taken in a moment of desperation, thinking that his sanity was being questioned; and fearing he would be torn away from me and put in an asylum, and perhaps ill-treated, was more than I could bear, and I hope my heavenly Father will forgive me for what I have done; I think that is all I have to say"—I asked her if she had been having any words with her husband—she said, "I and my husband have had no words at all; I got up first and went down stairs to have breakfast with my little boy, who did not know I was going to kill him, as I did it in a moment of frenzy; he was nine years old on 11th September last; I have always been of a very high-strung and nervous temperament, and particularly sensitive. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-167" type="given" value="PHILIP FRANCIS"/>PHILIP FRANCIS GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer of H. M. prison at Holloway—the prisoner has been under my observation almost every day since 9th March, when she came there—I knew that she was charged with murder, and I had the depositions sent to me, which I perused—I was of opinion, and am still, that she is of unsound mind, and could not appreciate the nature and quality of the act she was doing.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">of the act, but insane at the time.</hi></rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920404-431-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-431-punishment-35" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="insanity"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-431-18920404 t18920404-431-punishment-35"/>Ordered to be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>432.
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<interp inst="def1-432-18920404" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-432-18920404" type="age" value="18"/>
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<interp inst="def1-432-18920404" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BARRY</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18920404-432-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920404-432-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-432-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Rape on
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-169" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-169" type="surname" value="TRANGMAR"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-432-offence-1 t18920404-name-169"/>Caroline Trangmar</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-170" type="surname" value="BEARD"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-170" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>MR. ERNEST BEARD</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORTEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18920404-432-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18920404-432-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-432-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920404-432-punishment-36" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-432-punishment-36" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-432-18920404 t18920404-432-punishment-36"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920404-433" type="date" value="18920404"/>
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<p>433.
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<interp inst="def1-433-18920404" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def1-433-18920404" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HEALEY</hi> (19)</persName>
<rs id="t18920404-433-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920404-433-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-433-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-172" type="surname" value="HUTCHINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-172" type="given" value="ROBERT RANKIN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-433-offence-1 t18920404-name-172"/>Robert Rankin Hutchinson</persName>, with intent to murder.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18920404-433-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18920404-433-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-433-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY to the Second Count.—</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18920404-433-punishment-37" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920404-433-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-433-punishment-37" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-433-18920404 t18920404-433-punishment-37"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>434.
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<interp inst="def1-434-18920404" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def1-434-18920404" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ONSLOW</hi> (37)</persName>
<rs id="t18920404-434-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920404-434-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-434-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a bag, a dressing-case, five shirts, and a variety of articles, the property of the
<persName id="t18920404-name-174" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-174" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-434-offence-1 t18920404-name-174"/>Great Eastern Railway Company</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEVER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-175" type="surname" value="REYNOLDS"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-175" type="given" value="ROBERT ALLEN BAILEY"/>ROBERT ALLEN BAILEY REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. I live at the Shrubbery, Barking, Essex—on Saturday, September 12th, 1891, I was a passenger from Fenchurch Street to George Lane, near Woodford—I had a brown leather Gladstone-bag, about twenty-two inches long, with a strap and a brass lock, with my initials—I also had a portmanteau, which arrived</p>
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<p>safely—the bag contained a coat and vest, a sponge and bag, a nailbrush, a dressing-case, and some iron dumb—bells covered with leather; most of the clothes were marked with my name in full, and so was the sponge-bag—I gave the bag to a porter, but did not see him put it into the train—when I got to George Lane Station my bag was not to be found—these things (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are mine; this sponge-bag is marked with my name in full; this handkerchief is marked with my initials, and this coat and waistcoat—the total value of what I lost is £20 3s. 6d., and the value of what I have found is about £3.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No attempt has been made to alter any of the initials.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-176" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-176" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at Fenchurch Street Station—on a Saturday last September Mr. Reynolds gave me a bag and portmanteau—the train was going to George Lane at 6.8; it would stop at Stepney—I labelled them for George Lane, and put them into the break van—I know Stepney Station; I have been there twenty-three years; the train would stop very near the head of the stairs where people go in and out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a fast train—I am not certain whether it would stop at Stratford and Leytonstone—there is always a porter to take the tickets opposite the exit of Stepney Station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-177" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-177" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MAY</persName> </hi>. I am a guard on the Great Eastern Bail way, and keep a train book, giving an account of what time the trains start and when they stop—on Saturday, September 12th, I was the rear guard of the 6.3 train; I was in charge of the luggage van—we stopped at Stepney at 6.10, and my van stopped rather beyond the staircase—I had to get out there and help people, and shut the doors, leaving the van door open, and no one with it—my back was turned to it—Stepney is a small station, and there is not a large staff of servants—a number of passengers get out there, and there would be more on a Saturday afternoon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The 6.3 stopped at Stratford and Leyton—anyone taking a bag would have to pass along the Stepney platform, and there was a porter to take the tickets—I did not notice the prisoner about the platform.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>, There were a number of people getting in and out—it is not the porter's duty to stop anyone who shows his ticket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-178" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-178" type="surname" value="BURLING"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-178" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY BURLING</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frederick Burling, of 3, Prince's Place, North Street, Limehouse—in August and September I was living at 13, Kirk's Place, Limehouse, which is near Stepney Station in August and September last the prisoner and his wife lodged with me; they lodged there in August and September for about six weeks, and left at the end of September or the beginning of October—he used to go out about 9.10 and come home between seven and eight—he did not tell me what he was—a man named Rymel used to come to see him—my little girl's birthday is September 15th of and on the Saturday before that the prisoner and Mr. Rymel came home with a young man who was carrying a bag, the prisoner was very
<hi rend="italic">tight;</hi> he took a brown bag from the lad and gave him some money—the bag stopped there two or three days—I did not see it in his room; I did not go in—next day I heard something about a reward; I spoke to Mrs. Onslow about it, but not to the prisoner; she went upstairs; it was after nine a.m.—I did not see the bag tilt the evening, when Rymel and the prisoner came, and Rymel said, "Fetch my bag down"; the little girl brought it down, and Rymel put it on a chair, and afterwards left the house with it—the prisoner</p>
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<p>remained in the house a fortnight or three weeks after that—I next saw Rymel in Osborne's public-house; he took a public-house after that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only knew Rymel by his coming backwards and forwards to the prisoner; I know nothing against him—the prisoner moved into my house from the house which he kept, he was only with me two months; he now keeps the Three Mariners—he has a wife and ten children; nine of them lived at my house—he did not complain to me that things were missing from his rooms, or that he locked up his rooms to prevent it—my husband comes home at all hours from five o'clock to eleven—I was first spoken to about this, last Thursday fortnight; I have no doubt it was September 12th, because it was the Saturday before my little girl's birthday, and I told the constable so—I first heard of the £5 reward on the following Monday or Tuesday—it was a very large bag, the boy could scarcely carry it—that was between six and seven p.m.; it was getting dark—there was a lamp, but I cannot say whether it was lighted—I am certain the bag was brown—this bag (
<hi rend="italic">a black one</hi>) is the one Mrs. Onslow goes to market with; it was bigger than this, like a portmanteau, with a handle in the middle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had two rooms at four shillings and sixpence a week; the whole of the nine children lived there—there is no foundation for saying that I or anyone took things from his room, nor has he ever charged me with it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-179" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-179" type="surname" value="BURLING"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-179" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY BURLING</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the younger.</hi> I am Mrs. Burling's niece—I was living with her last September—Mr. and Mrs. Onslow had rooms there, and a Mr. Rymel used to come to see them—on the Saturday before my little cousin's birthday, Rymel and the prisoner came between six and seven p.m.; they had a lad with them with a bag, which they took upstairs—Rymel afterwards went out by himself, and the prisoner went out with his wife about a quarter of an hour after the bag was brought; each had a parcel—I went up to their room and saw a brown leather bag open and half full of clothes—I saw a pair of iron dumb—bells in the house, covered with white washleather, and some scented soap, and a toothbrush like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I never saw any scented soap in the room before the bag came—I used to go into the room sometimes, but I never saw the dumb—bells there before—I went up after they went out, because one of the children called me—they took the bag out on the Monday or Tuesday night—I had heard about a reward, but I had not spoken about it to the prisoner—Rymel was a respectable gentleman, with bushy whiskers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know whether Rymel was a general dealer—the bag was under the window; there was no attempt at concealing it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-180" type="surname" value="GOLDSWORTHY"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-180" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GOLDSWORTHY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Ashbridge, a pawnbroker, at 508, Commercial Road, Ratcliff—I produce a duplicate for this coat and waistcoat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), pawned for eleven shillings on 12th September, in the evening, in the name of John Webb, 10, Belgrave Street—I gave them up
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> the police—I cannot identify the prisoner; it was the last pledge taken in, and we leave off at 9.30.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are a good many people about Limehouse who sell odds and ends of clothing; they job about, selling things to sailors—I do not know Rymel—there was nothing extraordinary in the coat; we have plenty of seafaring customers who wear very good clothes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-181" type="surname" value="MELHUISH"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-181" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MELHUISH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). On 18th March I went with</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189204040033"/>
<p>Inspector Steward to search the prisoner's premises, the Three Mariners, and in a box in a sitting-room behind the bar I found a gentleman's white handkerchief, with the initials "R. A. B. R."—I went upstairs and found this sponge-bag and brushes, with the name on the bag.—I met the prisoner that afternoon in Arbour Square, and said, "Onslow, I am a police officer; I have received information that in September last you stole a Gladstone-bag from the railway, and you pawned a coat and waistcoat at Mr. Ashbridge's which were in it; I hate searched your house this morning, and found this sponge, and bag, and brushes"—he said, "I know nothing about the charge; I bought the things of Mr. Charles Rymel; this is a conspiracy"—I took him to the station—he said, "Have you seen Mr. Rymel? Don't forget I had the brushes at Woolwich"—he did not tell me where Rymel lived—it is common knowledge that Rymel is dead—I know Mrs. Burling's house; it is within a mile of Stepney Station, and about the same from the pawnbroker's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go or send to Victoria Park Hospital—Rymel died in the Union on the 15th, and I arrested the prisoner on the 18th—he was not coming to give himself up; I sent an officer to call him out of the public-house; he referred me to the dead man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have identified Rymel as the man who died in the Union on March 15th; a man had a summons to appear at the inquest.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's brother gave him a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920404-434-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920404-434-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-434-punishment-38" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-434-18920404 t18920404-434-punishment-38"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>435.
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<interp inst="def1-435-18920404" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-435-18920404" type="surname" value="LONG"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN JOHN LONG</hi> </persName>, and
<persName id="def2-435-18920404" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-435-18920404" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-435-18920404" type="surname" value="WTTHEERDEN"/>
<interp inst="def2-435-18920404" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED WTTHEERDEN</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18920404-435-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920404-435-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-435-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>,Unlawfully committing an act of gross indecency.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORREST FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended, The prisoners received good characters.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18920404-435-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18920404-435-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-435-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 7M, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>436.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BREESE</hi> (34)</persName>
<rs id="t18920404-436-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920404-436-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-436-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully conspiring with
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-185" type="given" value="MAX"/>Max Brenner</persName> and others to give a false character, so that he should receive a good character, and that thereby
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-186" type="surname" value="TULLY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-436-offence-1 t18920404-name-186"/>George Tully</persName> and others should be induced to employ him as barman.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-187" type="surname" value="MORLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-187" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW MORLEY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated in substance the evidence he had given in chief in the case of Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Max Brenner</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 592).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to the house about a dozen times in the two years I should think—before last November I had not been there for nearly twelve months, as near as I can recollect.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I received no consideration for lending my name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-188" type="surname" value="TULLY"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-188" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TULLY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">gave in substance his former evidence</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 94).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not find you dishonest during the time you were in my house—I don't remember you saying you were going back to Mr. Morley, your late employer—I did not see you drunk—I could not say how much short the stock was—we employed five people, including you, behind the bar—stock is taken once a month—I never saw you after you left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The other four people had not been in our employment</p>
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<p>for very long—the stock had been found all right at the previous stocktaking in October, and in September it was correct—we reckon that the stock ought to come out at 45 per cent, of the profits, and it only came out in November at a little over 30.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. We had good characters with the other four assistants; two of them, barmaids, are there now; the barmen I cannot answer for—I have left there myself, and I cannot say how the stocktaking came out in January or December—I can only speak as to the deficiency in stock from what Mr. Watts told me—it is a full-priced house, with no jug or bottle trade—forty-five is about the highest percentage we can reckon—I cannot say what the returns were per month.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-189" type="surname" value="BISHOP"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-189" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BISHOP</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated in substance his former evidence</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 597).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the Police-court that it was you who gave me the character, but by mistake the name Brenner was put on the depositions—I saw you once; and there was an interval of perhaps two months before I saw you again in the Police-court—I saw Brenner at the Police-court for the first time; he does not resemble you, he is an elderly man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I gave evidence on 17th February and then on 24th; I was recalled to put right the mistake that had been made between Breese and Brenner; I had called Mr. Child's attention to it in the interval—I have not the slightest doubt Breese is the man I saw on 12th December, and who said he was Mr. Morley.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I heard Diprose swear last Session that you were not the man who gave the reference.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-190" type="surname" value="BAUGHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-190" type="given" value="ROBERT FRANCIS LEWIS"/>ROBERT FRANCIS LEWIS BAUGHAN</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated in substance his former evidence</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 597),
<hi rend="italic">and added:</hi> It was in consequence of what my daughter told me that I discharged the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had a hint from my daughter about your dishonesty—I told you you were too old—I gave you a sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The prisoner did not tell me whether he had been in any other employment since he had left Mr. Morley—he said he had left Morley a month or six weeks before through illness.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-191" type="surname" value="TRUMP"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-191" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TRUMP</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated in substance his former evidence, and added:</hi> After the prisoner left on Tuesday morning I wrote to Mr. Morley, the Old Cheshire Cheese; I got no answer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I dont know if there was any bed for you; you went into the club—room, and sat on a chair, I believe—eight o'clock in the evening is rest time, but you were the worse for liquor—I told you you were drunk—I don't know if you went to bed that night—there was a bed-room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> I told him he was not fit for duty, and said he had better go to bed—I said, "You are drunk; go upstairs and have a rest, and try and see if you can behave yourself better when you come down again"—he was drunk again on Monday, and I sent him to bed then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> You were expected to get up at 1.30 a.m., and go to bed at eight a.m., and get up at one p.m. and
<hi rend="italic">go to</hi> bed at eight p.m.—you would have gone to bed in the ordinary course at those times—I believe you told my wife you were not going into the line again when you left me—I believe you told her you were subject to epileptic fits.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. He said he had been away from Morley's a fortnight—</p>
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<p>he did not tell me he had had any other employment during that fortnight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-192" type="surname" value="EMMERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-192" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK EMMERSON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated in substance his former evidence</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 602),
<hi rend="italic">and added:</hi> I saw Brenner and his wife and daughter serving; I never saw any barman—so far as I know no barmen or cellarmen were employed there—hardly any business was done; in fact, Brenner complained to me about the trade; he said he was obliged to give some references, he could not get a living out of the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw you at work there—I was introduced to Brenner at the same time as you were introduced to him—I am not a professional thief—I did not rob the Mason's Arms and get six months—I have been charged with stealing meat when under the influence of drink; I got fourteen days—you were not present when Morley offered to give me a reference; nor when something was said about stuff.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. Western introduced me and the prisoner to Brenner at the same time, the last week in October—he said he was taking Bréese there to get a reference, and I walked with them—I did not go to get a situation; I was in employment at the time; I am not in employment now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-193" type="surname" value="NOLAN"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-193" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NOLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant Scotland Yard</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">repeated hit former evidence</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 602).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-194" type="surname" value="WILLIAMSON"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-194" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, Scotland Yard</hi>). I received a warrant for the prisoner's arrest, and I arrested him at 54, George Street, Blackfriars, on 9th February—I read the warrant to him; he said, "Yes; I have worked for Morley, and worked very hard, too; I did not think I was doing any harm when I gave him as a reference at other places where I have been employed"—I took him to the Police-station; he was charged, and made no reply—I had been to the house for about nine months prior to the prisoners arrest, to keep observation on Brenner—I never saw Bréese, Diprose, or any one else employed as barman there—I have known the prisoner for the last five years, and should have seen him if he had been employed there as barman—Brenner attended to the business.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known you as manager of a beer-house in Lambeth Walk—you were at the Fountain, St. George's Road, Southwark, for nine or ten months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he had worked for Brenner, whom he knew as Morley, and that he had not received any false character; he denied giving a character to Diprose.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920404-436-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-436-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of conspiring to obtain situations by false pretences.—
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<interp inst="t18920404-436-punishment-39" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-436-punishment-39" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-436-18920404 t18920404-436-punishment-39"/>Four Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>437.
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<interp inst="t18920404-437-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920404-name-197" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920404-437-offence-1 t18920404-name-197"/>William Bishop</persName> and others might be induced to employ him as barman.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920404-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920404-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920404-name-198" type="surname" value="MORLEY"/>
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<hi