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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>EVANS, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TENTH SESSION, HELD JULY 25TH, 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="t18920725-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, July 25th, 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="t18920725-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="t18920725-name-3" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWARD"/>CHARLES EDWARD POLLOCK</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAW
<lb/>RENCE</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-5" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-6" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the laid City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-10" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-11" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs, Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Ter
<lb/>miner and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-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="t18920725-name-14" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HILL</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<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. TENTH 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>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-680-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a postal order, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILBRICK</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CASSALLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C.F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-16" type="given" value="DAISY"/>DAISY DAVIS</persName> </hi>. In March last I was an assistant at the Bedford Hill Road Post-office—it was part of my duty to issue postal orders, and to keep a record of them—on March 25th I issued this shilling order, No. 538,706 (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), on which the poundage was a halfpenny—on April 1st the name of die office was altered to Bedford Hill—it is not in the same state now; "one shilling" has been altered to 15s. in words and figures, and the date, March 25th, to April 19th, and the amount of poundage from 1/2 d. to 1 1/2 d.—there was no writing on it when I issued it—this is a genuine shilling order, and the order I gave was in the same state when I issued it—I put a post-mark on it; it has not been taken out, but it is very faint.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is not a bit like the "5" on a 15s. order, and I should notice the "fif" in "fifteen" at once—this "shilling" ought to be "shillings"—it must be signed before payment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I pay orders as well as issue them—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a genuine order for 15s.—the "5" in 16s. in the forged order is smaller than that in the genuine order—it is a very bad imitation.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-17" type="given" value="MASON CHALES"/>MASON CHALES FAULDING</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Magneto-Electric Battery Company, Imperial Chambers, Oxford Street—on April 20th I received by post this letter, dated April 19th, signed "Mary Agnes Illingworth," and containing this order, signed "Miss Emma Illingworth"; it contained this postal order purporting to be for 15s. as it is now—it appeared to have been altered, and I made a communication at once to the Post Office authorities—on 22nd April I wrote this letter to the prisoner in reply to her letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Enquiring whether the three belts ordered were for the same person and were to be eighteen inches each</hi>)—on 22nd April this letter came in a registered envelope. (
<hi rend="italic">Requesting that the belts might be</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">sent or the</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">returned, signed</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARY AGNES ILLINGWORTH</hi>, 113,
<hi rend="italic">St. James's Road, Upper Tooting.</hi>)—that contained a form marked "Paid for 15s."—on April 23rd I received this letter in answer to mine: ("Gentlemen,—Kindly send me three belts, one 18 inches, one 20, and one 24. Pardon my not being more explicit.—M. A.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ILLINGWORTH</hi>.")—I sent the belts by registered letter post, addressed to Miss Illingworth, with this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the belts were enclosed</hi>)—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the registered envelope—on 30th April I received this letter, dated the 29th. (
<hi rend="italic">This teas signed by the prisoner, and stated that she was pleased with the belts, and had given two of them to two ladies, who offered her</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">each for them</hi>)—we have not received them back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We advertise very largely; we do not send circulars by post; we insert them loose in weekly and monthly publications, and in newspapers—we receive a very large number of postal orders—I saw immediately that the "5" was different to what it ought to be—it was not a large order, but three belts for one person was curious; one person would require them all the same size—whoever wrote that letter gave us an excellent testimonial, which was apparently voluntary—I saw at Bow Street this draft of a letter on the back of one of the forms: "113, St. James's Road, Upper Tooting. Dear Sir,—I return you the three belts; they have not been ordered by me or by my authority.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARY AGNES ILLINGWORTH</hi>."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We did not receive any such letter as that on the back of my letter enclosing the belts.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-18" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a postman attached to the Tooting sorting office—on 28th April I received a registered packet addressed to Miss Illingworth, 113, St. James' Road—I detained it till next morning, and handed it to the postman Cook, and gave him this form of receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), with instructions.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-19" type="given" value="JOHN FRANCIS"/>JOHN FRANCIS COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a postman attached to the Tooting Post-office—on 26th April I received a registered letter addressed to Miss Illingworth—this is the cover of it—I also received this form of receipt to get signed—I went to the house at 12.20, and delivered it to the prisoner, who I knew—she took the receipt into a room, and brought it back signed as it is now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-20" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am a detective police sergeant attached to the General Post Office—on 9th May, about seven p.m., I arrested the prisoner on a warrant—I had had her under observation for some time—I read the warrant to her; she said, "I am innocent"—I then showed her the postal order and the letter, and said, "This is the order you are charged with forging, and this is your letter which accompanied it"—she said, "Those are like the other forgeries"—I took her to Tooting Police-station, and requested her to turn out her pockets, which she did, and handed me her purse, a bunch of keys, and a diary—in the purse was this cutting from a newspaper. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a report of a discussion in the Souse of Commons on</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th April</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">on the subject of stolen and altered postal orders</hi>)—I went to her father's house, and he showed me her room, and in a drawer there, which I unlocked with the keys I got from her, I found these two packets of circulars of the Magneto-Electric Company, addressed to Miss Illingworth, also a bundle of circulars from the Savings Bank Department, and telegrams and other papers from the Post Office, and this cover of a</p>
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<p>registered letter, with which was the letter from the Magneto-Electric Company, which I gave to the prisoner, and said, "This is a letter I found in your drawer"—she said, "I received the belts, I did not order them, and I returned them by post from the Bellevue Road Post-office, and left them there about 1.80 the same day; I paid 4d. postage"—the original postage was 2d., and 2 1/2 d. registration fee—she did not say whether she had returned them by registered letter—in answer to the charge she said, "I am innocent"—the reply on the back of the circular was read before the Magistrate, and she said, "I wrote that."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Post Office authorities have had her under observation on and off for six months—a claim had been made on the Post Office for £7 10s., and another in respect of some Post Office Savings Bank amounts—we should not pay a claim on a cheque sent by letter unless we believed the cheque was sent, and as to the claim about the Savings Bank, it can be ascertained whether a person has money there or not—I found some letters addressed to her father by the Post Office as far back as February, about the forged stamps—the Post Office has not been defrauded of anything but the postage of the letters, whore a forged stamp has been used; "Official, Paid," is on them—the correspondence has been going on about a year.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have had occasion to watch her in respect of a charge not connected with this; there were a very great number of libellous and indecent cards, in consequence of which I watched her.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-21" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK CARTWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in the Confidential Enquiry branch of the General Post Office—on 26th April I had instructions to watch the house where the prisoner lived at Tooting, and did so from 12.45 that day—I knew her—she came out about 1.10, and walked down St. James's Road to Wandsworth Common, and along a footpath on the common, and crossed to a pond, which she walked round and then went home—Bellevue Road is at the end of St. James's Road, but she did not go by the Post Office; she turned away from it, going 30 yards from it—I continued my observations till five o'clock, but did not see her come out again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I watched fifteen days, but only three days that week; the earliest date was February 12th, 1891—I made this note the day after last Session, in case you asked me the dates I watched her—I made it from a book which I keep at the office—I made no report with regard to the day I speak of—when I. was watching I probably had my meals at a public-house close by; I sometimes had my dinner at 2.30—it took about five minutes to get from Miss Illingworth's house and back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I made no written report—I relieved Sergeant Butler on this Tuesday, and when I left, at five o'clock, Mr. Stevens, jun., came on duty—Butler was there when I went there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. BUTLER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I watched the house to April 26th; I went on duty about ten o'clock, and saw the postman Cook go to the house with lie registered letter about 12.20.—4 kept observation on the house till Cartwright relieved me, shortly after 12.30.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not give evidence with regard to this matter before the Magistrate; I was not asked any questions about it—I wont about ten, and left about 12.30—the postman delivered the letter, and handed me the receipt, and then Cartwright took up the watching; I met him outside the railway station facing the prisoners house, and left</p>
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<p>him there as soon as I had given him proper instructions—the railway station is more than 150 yards from the house—I did not wait while he had his dinner; I do not know whether he had had it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. CARTWRIGHT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I had something to eat just before I went on duty, and I had my next meal about 5.30; I did not go anywhere before that for refreshment.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-22" type="given" value="JOSEPH GEORGE"/>JOSEPH GEORGE STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am in the Confidental Enquiry branch of the Post Office—on 26th April I had instructions to watch the prisoner's house at Upper Tooting; I arrived there at 4.50, and met Cartwright, who said something to me—he went away at five o'clock, and I came on and remained till 8.30, during which time the prisoner came out twice the first time she merely went into the front garden, and did not leave the remises; the second time she went across the common towards Balham Station to a fishmonger's, and then to the post office where the postal orders had been issued from, but did not go in; she then went to a confectioner's which she had previously passed, and from there to her sister's, Mrs. Moss, in Ramsden Road, where I left her, when I went off duty at eight o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were five or six hearings before the Magistrate—I was not called with regard to this case—Cartwright told me he had had nothing to eat, and I sent him away at once at about 4.55—I only watched twice, on April 25th and 26th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A solicitor represented the prisoner at the Police-court, but he did not cross-examine the witnesses with reference to this case.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-23" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY ELKINGTON</persName> </hi>. I live at Princethorpe, Clapham Common, and have known the prisoner for some years; I went to school with her; she is an artist, I believe—I have seen her write, and know her writing—this order to send the belts is, I have not the slightest doubt, in her writing; this little yellow ticket containing the particulars is also her writing, and so is this altered postal order from 1s. to 15s., and the words "Magneto-Electric Company, and this copy, April 26th, and these two of the 22nd and 23rd, and the address and the registered envelope, and the postcard, April 29th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I speak to the best of my belief—she writes a great many different hands, and this is one of the many—I think they are all undisguised—I have corresponded with her frequently.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-24" type="given" value="FLORENCE ELIZA"/>FLORENCE ELIZA HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I now live at Bournemouth—I formerly lived at Maisonette, Ramsden Road, Balham, with my father—up to September, 1890, I was on terms of friendship with the prisoner—I We corresponded with her, and am well acquainted with her writing—I have no doubt that this letter of April 19th is her writing, also this order form enclosed; also the name of the paying-office and the payee on this postal order; also these letters of April 22nd and 23rd; also the covers of the letters and the letter-card, and the writing on the back of the Magneto Company's letter of April 25th—I have no doubt about any of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They are written in the same kind of writing; not varied—this diary was produced to me by the solicitor to the Post Office, for the purpose or seeing whether the entries in it were in her writing. (
<hi rend="italic">One entry in pencil was on April 26th:</hi> "First appearance of shadows,"
<hi rend="italic">and on the next day</hi> "shadows," and "shadows"
<hi rend="italic">every day</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">till the day the prisoner was given in custody, the 26th being a day on which the detectives were "shadowing.</hi>")</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-25" type="surname" value="INGLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-25" type="given" value="GEORGE SMITH"/>GEORGE SMITH INGLIS</persName> </hi>. I carry on business in Bed Lion Square, and hare studied handwriting for some yean—I have examined letter A, which is the order for the belts, and B, C, and D, and the altered postal order for 15s., and have formed the opinion that they are written by Miss Illingworth—I compared them with the letter which she said at the Police-court that she wrote, and it is the same—she writes various hands—this diary is written in a small hand—the lines are very close together, but it is the same writing as the others—the second stroke of the small "h's" turns round backwards instead of the other way, and finishes with a small knob—I find that in the diary, too, on 28th February, in the word "birthday," and here is another "h" in the word "three" on document D, and the same in "inches" and "further"—the diary has on the fly-leaf the name and address of the owner—I have compared that with the "118 St. James's Road" in the order forms, and with the signatures—there is a variety now and then; sometimes one letter is more perfect than the other, but they are by the same hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Handwriting is a matter about which even people who have made it a study may be deceived—Mr. Netherclift and I differed; he relied on the "h," showing that it was the writing of another person—I said before the Magistrate, "There is a little variation in the writing"—the letters to the company are in the same writing as the admitted letter; they are not disguised, and if she did not write them somebody else imitated her writing—I have not looked for dissimilarities.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The letters in the former trial (
<hi rend="italic">See Vol exi. p.</hi> 269) were different ones to those which are before me now.</p>
<p>M.C.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FAULDING</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). These bills come from my company—we do not send them out done up in this way without being asked for them, only in answer to a request—we say (
<hi rend="italic">In a letter addressed to the prisoner</hi>): "In response to your application we send you" so-and-so—we should not send that without an application.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on account of her youth.</hi> </rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>681.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY AGNES ILLINGWORTH</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILBRICK</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CASSALLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi> Mr. C.F.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-27" type="surname" value="HARRISON"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-27" type="given" value="ALBERT WILLIAM"/>ALBERT WILLIAM HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am the father of Miss Harrison, who has appeared as a witness this morning—I formerly lived at Maisonette, Ramsden Road, Balham—I do not remember receiving postcards there, but some were forwarded to me from there to Bournemouth—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the matter on them is offensive to my daughter and myself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-28" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-28" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am chief of the Private Enquiry branch, General Post Office—I received this letter, dated March 6th, 1891, addressed to the secretary, and signed Mary A. Illingworth—it is written on the reverse of a printed form sent by one of our officers to the prisoner.</p>
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<p>(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here retired from the case, and the prisoner conducted her own defence.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-29" type="surname" value="NEALE"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-29" type="given" value="FRANCIS BIRCHAM"/>FRANCIS BIRCHAM NEALE</persName> </hi>. I am a copyist in the Savings Bank Department—on March 19th I filled up this form, and sent it to Miss Illingworth in this envelope.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-30" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-30" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BUTLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner on May 9th, and received from her a bunch of keys, with which I unlocked a drawer at the house she lived in, and found the envelope upon which the letter of March 19th is written.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. BADCOCK</hi>. I am the Comptroller' of the London postal service—four of these seven postcards bear evidence of having been through the post, the others bear forged paid stamps—this has been through the post as if it was a good stamp—it was cleverly enough done to deceive the Post Office; it was not charged—the other two apparently have not passed through; they have not been delivered to the addressee—all those which purport to be official paid stamps are forgeries—these bearing the letters O. H. M. S. are not genuine—this order form-purports to be sent by me; I did not send it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-31" type="surname" value="SYLVESTER"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-31" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SYLVESTER</persName> </hi>. I am the head postman of Balham—on December 3rd I received this postcard (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) at the Balham office—it was stopped on account of the nature of the stamp.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-32" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-32" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN JONES</persName> </hi>. I am head postman at Tooting—on December 4th I found this postcard at the office—it got stamped accidentally, but I stopped it—this red stamp is a forgery—there were several others at the same time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-33" type="surname" value="STEELE"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-33" type="given" value="JAMES FREDERICK"/>JAMES FREDERICK STEELE</persName> </hi>. I am a Post Office supervisor in Wandsworth district—on 14th January, 1891, I accompanied Mr. Bludish, who is now dead, to witness what took place—I saw Miss Illingworth with him, and heard the whole of the proceedings—he produced this letter of January 1st, 1891, to her—it purports to be written by her to the Post Office—he asked her if she wrote it; she said, "Yes"—he pointed out that the word "insensed" was used improperly in two instances.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-34" type="surname" value="INGLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-34" type="given" value="GEORGE SMITH"/>GEORGE SMITH INGLIS</persName> </hi>. This letter of January 1st, 1891, and this letter of 19th January, 1891, are written by the same individual—this letter ("Sir, I wish to make a declaration to you that all the libels, forgeries, and frauds have been committed by me without any accomplice whatever. I cannot say I have annoyed Miss Florence Harrison") is in the writing of the same person, and the letter of March 6th is in the same writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I wish to state I am not guilty of any of these offences—I am the victim of a conspiracy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-681-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-681-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY </rs>
<rs id="t18920725-681-punishment-1" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-681-punishment-1" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-681-punishment-1" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-681-18920725 t18920725-681-punishment-1"/>Judgment respited to the October Sessions.</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic"> There were other indictments against the prisoner, for like offences and for perjury.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE CORDING</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920725-682-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-36" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-36" type="surname" value="MILLS"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-36" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Alfred Mills, who keeps a dairy at 60, Castle Road, Kentish Town—on 27th June I was serving</p>
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<p>when the prisoner came in for a glass of milk—he gave me this bad half-crown—I said, "This is a bad half-crown"—he said, "It is not a bad half-crown"—he said he had it from the Midland Railway, his employers, on the Saturday evening, in his week's wages—he stayed in the shop for five or ten minutes till the policeman came—he did not pay me for the milk—I showed the coin to Mr. Butler—the prisoner was then making his way from the shop—a policeman was sent for, and took the prisoner into custody—the policeman asked me if I was giving the prisoner into custody; I said, "Yes, for giving me this bad half-crown"—the prisoner said nothing—I gave the coin to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On 27th June I was called to 60, Castle Road, where I found the prisoner—Mrs. Mills said the prisoner had tried to pass a bad half-crown—I took this half-crown from her—I searched the prisoner, and found a good half-crown, a sixpence, and a penny on him—the prisoner said he got the bad half-crown from a gentleman for holding a pony and trap—at the station the prisoner said nothing in answer to the charge—he gave a correct address—he was afterwards, on the same day, identified by Mill ward from twelve other men as having passed another bad half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-38" type="surname" value="MILLWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLWARD</persName> </hi>. I work for Mr. Keatley, of 9, Raglan Place, Kentish Town—on 2nd April the prisoner came in for a pennyworth of chocolate creams, and gave me this half-crown—I called Mrs. Keatley, who gave him change—the prisoner said he had taken the half-crown from his work—as soon as he took the change he rushed out of the shop—Mrs., Keatley said the half-crown was bad, and I took it to the station, and gave it to the inspector.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-39" type="surname" value="BULLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-39" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BULLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant Y</hi>). This half-crown was handed to the inspector on 2nd April and given to me, and I have since kept it; it was marked with a cross.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-40" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-40" type="surname" value="KEATLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-40" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE KEATLEY</persName> </hi>. I keep a general shop at Raglan Place, Kentish Town—on 2nd April Millward gave me this half-crown; I jingled it on the counter and the prisoner said I need not try it, it was quite good—I gave the prisoner 2s. 5d. change—I found the half-crown was bad, and gave it back to Millward, and sent a boy after the prisoner, but he did not catch him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-41" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are counterfeit, from different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18920725-682-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-682-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-682-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920725-682-punishment-2" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<p>683.
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<interp inst="def1-683-18920725" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS HAMMOND</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920725-683-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having counterfeit coin in his possession with intent to utter it.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-43" type="surname" value="WILLIS"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective G</hi>). On 2nd July, about eleven a.m., I was on duty in the Kingsland Road, and I saw the prisoner go to two public-houses—rafter he left the second one I stopped him and told him that I should take him into custody—I took him to the station—on searching him I found loose in his left-hand trousers pocket eight counterfeit sixpences and one counterfeit half-crown—in another pocket I found a purse containing a good half-crown bearing the same date as the counterfeit half-crown—I also found this knife, with marks of plaster of Paris, and this brown paper bag containing plaster of Paris—I told the prisoner he</p>
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<p>would be charged with possessing counterfeit coin; he said "Yes; I found them two days ago down at Woolwich."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-44" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These eight sixpences and the half-crown are counterfeit; seven of the sixpences are from one mould, I am doubtful about the eighth—plaster of Paris is used in the manufacture of counterfeit coin, and for a variety of other things.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said he had found the things on the road between Woolwich and Lee, and that he had dipped the knife into the plaster to see if it had been affected by the damp.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<p>684.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BROWN</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t18920725-684-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18920725-684-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18920725-684-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to uttering counterfeit coin, after a conviction of uttering in December, 1890, at this Court.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920725-684-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-684-18920725 t18920725-684-punishment-4"/>Twenty-one Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>685.
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<interp inst="def1-685-18920725" type="age" value="19"/>
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<interp inst="def1-685-18920725" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MORLEY</hi> (19)</persName>
<rs id="t18920725-685-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-685-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-685-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to two indictments for stealing post packets, the property of
<persName id="t18920725-name-47" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-47" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920725-685-offence-1 t18920725-name-47"/>the Postmaster-General</persName>, he being employed under the Post Office.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character, and one witness offered to give him employment, and, with another, to become surety for him.—</hi>
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<interp inst="t18920725-685-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-685-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18920725-685-punishment-5" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-685-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-685-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-685-18920725 t18920725-685-punishment-5"/>Discharged on recognisances.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920725-686" type="date" value="18920725"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18920725-686-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-686-18920725 t18920725-686-offence-1 t18920725-686-verdict-1"/>
<p>686.
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<interp inst="def1-686-18920725" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-686-18920725" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-686-18920725" type="surname" value="DUNBAR"/>
<interp inst="def1-686-18920725" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES DUNBAR</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18920725-686-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-686-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-686-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing a post letter and its contents, the property of
<persName id="t18920725-name-49" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-49" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920725-686-offence-1 t18920725-name-49"/>the Postmaster-General</persName>, he being employed by the Post Office.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920725-686-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-686-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18920725-686-punishment-6" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-686-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-686-punishment-6" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-686-18920725 t18920725-686-punishment-6"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920725-687" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18920725"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-687" type="date" value="18920725"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18920725-687-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-687-18920725 t18920725-687-offence-1 t18920725-687-verdict-1"/>
<p>687.
<persName id="def1-687-18920725" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-687-18920725" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-687-18920725" type="age" value="34"/>
<interp inst="def1-687-18920725" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="def1-687-18920725" type="given" value="WILLIAM BENJAMIN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BENJAMIN COOPER</hi> (34)</persName>
<rs id="t18920725-687-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-687-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-687-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to a like offence.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920725-687-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-687-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18920725-687-punishment-7" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-687-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-687-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-687-18920725 t18920725-687-punishment-7"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920725-688" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18920725"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-688" type="date" value="18920725"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18920725-688-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-688-18920725 t18920725-688-offence-1 t18920725-688-verdict-1"/>
<p>688.
<persName id="def1-688-18920725" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-688-18920725" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-688-18920725" type="age" value="40"/>
<interp inst="def1-688-18920725" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="def1-688-18920725" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BAKER</hi> (40)</persName>
<rs id="t18920725-688-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-688-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-688-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, to marrying
<persName id="t18920725-name-52" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-52" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-52" type="surname" value="BRETT"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-52" type="given" value="LOIS LAVENIA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920725-688-offence-1 t18920725-name-52"/>Lois Lavenia Brett</persName> during the lifetime of his wife.—</rs>
<rs id="t18920725-688-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-688-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-688-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18920725-688-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-688-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-688-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-688-18920725 t18920725-688-punishment-8"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920725-10" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18920725"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-10" type="date" value="18920725"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18920725-10-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-18920725 t18920725-10-offence-1 t18920725-10-verdict-1"/>
<p>(689).
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<interp inst="def1-10-18920725" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-10-18920725" type="age" value="43"/>
<interp inst="def1-10-18920725" type="surname" value="RICKWOOD"/>
<interp inst="def1-10-18920725" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES JAMES RICKWOOD</hi> (43)</persName>
<rs id="t18920725-10-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-10-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-10-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, to marrying
<persName id="t18920725-name-54" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-54" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-54" type="surname" value="BARRETT"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-54" type="given" value="JANE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920725-10-offence-1 t18920725-name-54"/>Jane Barrett</persName> during the lifetime of his wife.—</rs>
<rs id="t18920725-10-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-10-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-10-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18920725-10-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-10-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-10-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-18920725 t18920725-10-punishment-9"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-690" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18920725"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-690" type="date" value="18920725"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18920725-690-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-690-18920725 t18920725-690-offence-1 t18920725-690-verdict-1"/>
<p>690.
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<interp inst="def1-690-18920725" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-690-18920725" type="age" value="45"/>
<interp inst="def1-690-18920725" type="surname" value="GALLOWAY"/>
<interp inst="def1-690-18920725" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CHARLES GALLOWAY</hi> (45)</persName>
<rs id="t18920725-690-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-690-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-690-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18920725-690-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-690-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-690-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully converting to his own use certain valuable securities, which had been entrusted to him.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, for converting various other securities to his own use.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18920725-690-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-690-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-690-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-690-18920725 t18920725-690-punishment-10"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920725-691" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18920725"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-691" type="date" value="18920725"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18920725-691-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-691-18920725 t18920725-691-offence-1 t18920725-691-verdict-1"/>
<p>691.
<persName id="def1-691-18920725" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-691-18920725" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-691-18920725" type="age" value="33"/>
<interp inst="def1-691-18920725" type="surname" value="DUDLEY"/>
<interp inst="def1-691-18920725" type="given" value="CHARLES WOOD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WOOD DUDLEY</hi> (33)</persName>
<rs id="t18920725-691-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-691-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-691-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="arson"/>, to feloniously setting fire to a stack of hay, the property of
<persName id="t18920725-name-57" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-57" type="surname" value="FOX"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-57" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920725-691-offence-1 t18920725-name-57"/>Alfred Fox</persName>, and to a previous conviction in 1890.—</rs>
<rs id="t18920725-691-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-691-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-691-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.] </rs>
<rs id="t18920725-691-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-691-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-691-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-691-18920725 t18920725-691-punishment-11"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited that inquiry might be made as to the state of his mind.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920725-692" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18920725"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-692" type="date" value="18920725"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18920725-692-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-692-18920725 t18920725-692-offence-1 t18920725-692-verdict-1"/>
<p>692.
<persName id="def1-692-18920725" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-692-18920725" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-692-18920725" type="age" value="33"/>
<interp inst="def1-692-18920725" type="surname" value="BURDEN"/>
<interp inst="def1-692-18920725" type="given" value="ELI"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELI BURDEN</hi> (33)</persName>
<rs id="t18920725-692-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-692-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-692-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, to feloniously marrying
<persName id="t18920725-name-59" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-59" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-59" type="surname" value="FULLER"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-59" type="given" value="FANNY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920725-692-offence-1 t18920725-name-59"/>Fanny Fuller</persName>, his wife being then alive.—</rs>
<rs id="t18920725-692-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-692-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-692-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18920725-692-punishment-12" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-692-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-692-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-692-18920725 t18920725-692-punishment-12"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920725-14" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18920725"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-14" type="date" value="18920725"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18920725-14-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-14-18920725 t18920725-14-offence-1 t18920725-14-verdict-1"/>
<p>(693).
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<interp inst="def1-14-18920725" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-14-18920725" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def1-14-18920725" type="surname" value="SHAW"/>
<interp inst="def1-14-18920725" type="given" value="MARY JANE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY JANE SHAW</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18920725-14-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-14-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-14-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering an order for £2; also to stealing a blank cheque of
<persName id="t18920725-name-61" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-61" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-61" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-61" type="given" value="ANNIE LOUISA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920725-14-offence-1 t18920725-name-61"/>Annie Louisa Lee</persName>, her mistress.—</rs>
<rs id="t18920725-14-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-14-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-14-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18920725-14-punishment-13" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-14-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-14-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-14-18920725 t18920725-14-punishment-13"/>Discharged on recognisances.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920725-694" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18920725"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-694" type="date" value="18920725"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18920725-694-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-694-18920725 t18920725-694-offence-1 t18920725-694-verdict-1"/>
<p>694.
<persName id="def1-694-18920725" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-694-18920725" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-694-18920725" type="surname" value="GILCHRIST"/>
<interp inst="def1-694-18920725" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH GILCHRIST</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18920725-694-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-694-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-694-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="libel"/>, Maliciously publishing a libel of and concerning
<persName id="t18920725-name-63" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-63" type="surname" value="MEIN"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-63" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920725-694-offence-1 t18920725-name-63"/>Thomas Mein</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAPMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the advice of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAPMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner withdrew his plea of Not Guilty, and expressed his regret, upon which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found a verdict of</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18920725-694-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-694-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-694-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920725-694-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-694-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-694-18920725 t18920725-694-punishment-14"/>Discharged on recognisances to keep the peace for twelve calendar months.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18920725-695-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-695-18920725 t18920725-695-offence-1 t18920725-695-verdict-1"/>
<p>695.
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<interp inst="def1-695-18920725" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-695-18920725" type="surname" value="NEWBOLD"/>
<interp inst="def1-695-18920725" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES NEWBOLD</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="italic">To this, by the advice of</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ordered a plea of Not Guilty to be entered.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners refused to plead, and a plea of Not Guilty was ordered by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for White.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-71" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY NAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 64, Porchester Road, Paddington—on June 25th, about 8.20, the prisoner called on me and hired a bicycle from that morning to the following Monday evening, for which he paid me 8s. 6d. hire and 1s. 6d. deposit for damages—he came on Monday and said he could not ride it back because there was no I amp Attached to it, but he would bring it the next morning—he did not do so, and I found it at a pawnbroker's—it is worth £20—when he came on the Monday he asked me to let him have it on hire for a week—I said I could not, and he said he would bring it on the Tuesday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not offer it to you for £12 it cost £20 new—it has had a year's, wear and tear—you wanted to keep it to the end of the week, and offered to pay the extra hire—you wired to me on Tuesday: "Will return machine and pay extra hire on Monday"—you offered on the Monday when you were arrested, to pay the extra hire and any expenses I was out of pocket, and produced a half-sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-72" type="surname" value="LYON"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-72" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LYON</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Fanny Levy, a pawnbroker, of Edgware Road—on 20th June, about 9.15 a.m., the prisoner came and asked if I could take a bicycle in—I said, "Yes, if you have the receipt"—he handed me this receipt for £11 11s. in the name of Blackman, of Kew, upon which I advanced him the money—Mr. Naylor came and identified the machine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You asked me not to stow it away, because you would redeem it on Monday morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-73" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant S</hi>). On Monday evening, July 4th, I received the prisoner in custody—he said, "I got into a scrape; I did not intend to deprive the prosecutor of the bicycle"—he handed me his purse, in which were three receipts. (
<hi rend="italic">For</hi> £10 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., £9,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> £9 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.)—I have seen him write—these three receipts and the one produced by the pawnbroker are his writing—he gave an address, which I found to</p>
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<p>be false, but ultimately an address at Ledbury Road, which I found correct.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I had no intention of stealing the bicycle; I admit I raised money on it—instead of going home to my parents I went into a lodging and so got into difficulties—I fully intended to take it back—this is the draft receipt for a machine which a friend lent me sometime ago, and which I redeemed.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN KENNEDY</hi> (39)</persName> and
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18920725-700-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an. order for £47 10s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> When I took the cheque in I did not know it was forged—I gave all the information I could to the detective—I have a good character, and worked for Mr. Alexander for twelve months—I am innocent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-700-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-700-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY of uttering.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic"> Three previous convictions were proved against him.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<rs id="t18920725-701-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18920725-701-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-84" type="surname" value="LUKER"/>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-85" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at the Junior United Service Club—on the night of 18th June, about ten, I was in Jermyn Street—the prisoners came up one on each side of me and pushed me—I asked what they wanted; they did not answer—I walked on down Regent Street—they molested two or three more gentlemen—at the corner of Charles Street I saw Wilson standing by the archway keeping watch—White made two attempts to jump into the area of No. 8; at the third attempt he succeeded—I looked over the railings, and heard the breaking of glass Wilson said, "What do you want? what is your business, damn you?"—he pushed against me, and his elbow caught me in the mouth—I went and got a policeman, and told him—Wilson ran across the road; I saw him arrested.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wilson.</hi> You did not come up to me and ask me to buy some things you were, selling—I did not see you with any things.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PORTWOOD</persName> </hi> (289
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). Howard came to me in Regent Street, and I went across the road to No. 8—I saw Wilson walking up and down outside the railings, looking down the area in a suspicious manner—I heard the smashing of glass—directly Wilson saw me he ran across the road; I went after him, and arrested him—he said, "What do you want me for?"—I said, "For being concerned with another man down the area trying to break into No. 8"—the other constable brought Wright out of the house, and we took them both to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-87" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN POLLARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant C</hi>). On the morning of 19th June I went to 8, Regent Street—I saw in the area this small puzzle; the area window had been smashed by a blow from some instrument; it was open about eighteen inches right in the middle, and the glass was lying inside—there were marks of blood on the glass, also on the frame and</p>
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<p>the side of the wall—I went to the station, and examined both the prisoners' hands—on White's right hand I saw cuts on his little finger, the index finger, and the back of his hand, also blood on the cuff of his right sleeve—I asked him how he accounted for it—he said it was a scratch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-88" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT POTIPHAR</persName> </hi> (15
<hi rend="italic">C R</hi>). On the night of 18th June, about twenty minutes to eleven, I was in Regent Street—my attention was called to a man down the area—I went there and saw White down the area—I rang the bell and got admission to the house—I asked White what he was doing there. He replied, "You b——well want to know something"—I took him into custody—I saw blood on his hand at the station—I found on him a knife and a small pair of scissors—a stone was given to me on the following Tuesday, when the area had been swept—I asked White if he knew anything about the window that was broken; he made no reply; there are no steps at the area gate; he must have slid down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate:—White says:</hi> "I was drunk at the time. I had been out selling flowers. I had had nothing to eat, and the drink took effect, and I went into the area for a rest. "
<hi rend="italic">Wilson says:</hi> "Since I have been home I have been getting a living by selling penny articles. I am innocent of this, and know nothing of it. I was not molesting. I was selling my articles."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson's defence.</hi> I was out selling these articles, which I showed to the Magistrate. The gentleman beckoned me over. I thought he was going to buy something. I did not molest him. I know nothing about the house. They never saw me nigh the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">White's defence.</hi> I own I was down the area, as I was found there, but I had been drinking hard and it took effect on me; I must have fallen down the area.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-701-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wilson also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at Clerkenwell on 9th March</hi>, 1891,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of John Davis, and other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-701-18920725 t18920725-701-punishment-19"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920725-702-offence-1 t18920725-name-90"/>Samuel James Cadman</persName>, and stealing six curtains, and other goods.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JOSEPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-91" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-91" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET JEWTTT</persName> </hi>. I live at 81, Thomas Street, Burdett Road—on 21st June I had gone to bed—I was awoke about half-past one by a shaking of my window, which is over the kitchen; the window was a little way down from the top—I rose up and pulled my blind on one side and saw two men, the prisoner is one of them; the other was taller—they crept away on their hands and knees along the wall, and descended near the end of it into East Street—I afterwards saw the prisoner at Greenwich Police-court, and identified him—when I saw him in the night he had his hand on the top of the sash—he had no bandage on then—he had it on at the Police-court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I am positive you are the man; I know you by your features and stature; you faced me—I did not go and give information to the police; a witness did—I told the police one of the men was tall, and the other tall and rather stout—I rent apartments of Mrs. Cadman—I had no light in my room, but I could see you through the window.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-92" type="surname" value="CADMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-92" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA CADMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 81, Thomas Street, Burdett Road; it is the dwelling-house of Samuel James Cadman—on 21st June, between one and two, I was aroused by the last witness—the house was safely looked up when I went to bed—when I came down at seven I found a pane of glass had been broken out of the kitchen window—I missed a basket off the chair, containing an antimacassar and other articles, which I afterwards saw at the Police-court—these are them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-93" type="given" value="FRANCIS EDWARD"/>FRANCIS EDWARD HART</persName> </hi>. I am a waterman—on 21st June, between one and half-past, I rowed two men from Limehouse to Rotherhithe—the prisoner is one of the men—he had this basket with him—a tallish young man was with him—I asked the prisoner for my fare—he said he would
<hi rend="italic">chuck</hi> me into the mud—I saw him on the Saturday, and recognised him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You hired my boat, and when we got across the other man jumped out, and said he was going to get change at a coffee-shop and he escaped—I stopped you as you took up the basket to go.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-94" type="surname" value="HILLS"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-94" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HILLS</persName> </hi> (174
<hi rend="italic">M</hi>). On 21st June, about 2.30 a.m., I saw the prisoner and another man running—the prisoner had this basket with him—I stopped the prisoner, and asked him who the basket belonged to—he said, "To my sister down the street"—I said, "You will have to go back to your sister's"—he said, "It is no use telling a lie; it belongs to my sister over the water"—I then took him into custody; and took him to the station—after he went about 100 yards he became very violent, and struck me several times, and I used violence to detain him—at the station he said a man and woman gave him the clothes to carry.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had no chance of apprehending the other man—I knew that man to be a thief and vagabond.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-95" type="surname" value="FOLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FOLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant K</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody—at Greenwich Police-court he was placed among about twelve others—Mrs. Jewitt identified him at once—when I told him the charge he said he was not there—going from Greenwich pier to Limehouse pier people turned round and looked, and as they did so the witness Hart came up and looked in his face, and said, "You are one of the b——s I rowed across the other morning, and you refused to pay me my fare, and threatened to
<hi rend="italic">chuck</hi> me into the b——y water."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, protested his innocence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-702-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-702-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction in February</hi>, 1891.
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>afternoon of 11th July I was drinking in two public-houses—Shaw told me she had a room across the road, and if I wished to stay with a young woman I could go and stay there; she took me to it; Donovan went with us—I had a few shillings in my trousers pocket, and £5 in a leather pocket-book in the inner pocket of my coat; they did not know about that—I went into the room with Donovan—as I took off my coat, vest, and boots, Shaw took them up, and said she would hang them up, and she and Donovan went out of the room, and Rose came in—I had not seen him before—he said, "What are you doing in my room?"—I said, "I did not know I was in your room; I was brought here"—he said, "If you don't go out b——y quick I will throw you out"—I said I would go out, and I asked for my clothes—he said he did not know anything about my clothes; I went out without my clothes, money, or boots—I saw a policeman outside afterwards, and made a complaint to him, and he went in and searched the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Rose.</hi> I am sure you are the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I spoke to another woman in the public-house—I had seen the £5 safe in my coat pocket that morning two hours before, when I had come from Hamburg—I placed it in my pocket-book with the certificates of character; I had actually handled the £5 then; it was in gold and silver.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-101" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK LYNCH</persName> </hi> (189
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On 11th July I was in Leman Street, and I was called to No. 41—I saw the prisoner outside; he complained to me; he was sober—he was almost in a nude state, and round him was a crowd in which was Hose—I took Bose about a quarter of an hour afterwards at the bottom of Leman Street and Cable Street—I told him I was going to take him into custody for being concerned with two women in robbing a man of his clothes in 41, Leman Street—he said, "How could I have done that when the man was paid off at Hamburg with £1 5s. only?"—when charged at the station he said, "I never was in the room"—I found out it was not his room—I have seen Shaw before, but know nothing of her; I do not know whether she lives at 41—I cannot say I know anything of Dovovan.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Donovan.</hi> I am not aware that you came to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-102" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC FORD</persName> </hi> (438
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). About seven p.m., on 11th July, I saw Shaw in Leman Street drunk—she said, "There is a man of the name of Bose charged here with robbery who is innocent; I am guilty of the crime"—I charged her with being drunk and disorderly; she gave the address, 41, Leman Street—I have seen Shaw and Bose together before; I have not seen Donovan with them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-103" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). At half-past twelve on 17th July I took Donovan from a description and private information—when I told her the charge she said, "I admit being there; the clothes he gave to a girl to sleep with; we never took any money, because he did not have any.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DONOVAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. J. ABRAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RISSLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Lintoll Street, Bermondsey—on 10th July, about half-past one a.m., I was walking at the corner of Tower Hill, quite sober, with a young woman—the prisoners and two others came and stood in front of us, and spoke to my young woman, who answered them—I said, "What do these men want?" and I was struck at the back of the neck and thrown down, a hand was held over my mouth, and my pockets were rifled, and a meerschaum cigar-holder was taken out of my waistcoat pocket—the man that held me got away; I took this scarf from his neck—they broke away, and were brought back by a constable—I am sure the prisoners are two of the men; I lost sight of the man that held me, but not of the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Franklin.</hi> Both of you were at my trousers pockets and side pockets, all at the same time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Griffiths.</hi> You were leaning over me; when I sang out you both ran at the same time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-108" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I was with Rissler on this morning—I do not recognise the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-109" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective City</hi>). About half-past one a.m. on 10th July I saw the prisoners in the company of two other men in the Minories, going towards Tower Hill; on Tower Hill they spoke to Rissler and Newman, whom I then saw on the ground—I ran up—when the prosecutor got up the two men not in custody got hold of his shoulders from the back, while the prisoners felt in his pockets—some men passing in a cart stopped and shouted "Police!" and the prisoners and the other two men ran away—I followed them to Savage Gardens, when the two prisoners ran into Crutched Friars, one turning to the left and the other to the right—they were stopped by constables—I never lost sight of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-110" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH COOPER</persName> </hi> (762
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). About twenty minutes to two a.m. on 10th July I was in Crutched Friars—I saw the two prisoners run out of Savage Gardens into Crutched Friars—a whistle was blown, and "Stop them!" was called out—I stopped Griffiths, who said nothing when charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-111" type="surname" value="OGDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM OGDEN</persName> </hi> (755
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). About twenty minutes to two on this morning I was in Crutched Friars; I heard a whistle blow and saw the prisoners running, and I caught Franklin—he said nothing—at the station when charged he said he was innocent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Franklin, in his defence, said that he spoke to Newman, and that these two men came up and knocked the prosecutor down, and that he stood looking: and when the constable came and the men ran he ran too.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-704-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Franklin</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in October</hi>, 1891—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-704-18920725 t18920725-704-punishment-23"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BRADLEY</hi> (41)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-114" type="surname" value="HEALEY"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-114" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HEALEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Moeran Street, Poplar—on Wednesday, 22nd June, I missed this macintosh overcoat, black skirt, and long jacket</p>
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<p>which had been hanging on a door—on the Monday night about eleven o'clock my house was securely fastened, bolted, and locked—there was no fastening on my front window, and I could not say whether it was exactly closed when we went to bed—in my overcoat pocket I had this small 1891 diary—on Wednesday when I missed the things I informed the police, and on Thursday I went to the Poplar Police-station and recognised the articles as mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-115" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-115" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DAVIS</persName> </hi> (223
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). On Tuesday, 21st June, at one a.m., I was in Moeran Street—I saw the prisoner and two men—afterwards I returned and saw the prisoner and the two men standing in the same place—they ran off directly down Speeding Gardens—we followed—two of them ran out from behind a dark corner—the prisoner when I turned on my light was hiding, with the skirt, jacket and dolman, behind the fence—he threw away the jacket as he ran—when we caught him he said he was looking for his old woman—he was wearing this overcoat; in the pocket I found this diary.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not take you when I first saw you because I had a portmanteau in one hand and despatches in the other—this is the jacket you threw away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-116" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-116" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAVIS</persName> </hi> (504
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). At one on the morning of 21st June I was in the West India Dock Road, and was informed by James Davis—I went to Moeran Street and saw three men standing outside the prosecutor's house—they ran half-way across the road, and returned and went into North Street—the prisoner is one of those men—he has no beard now—I turned my I amp on one of the other men and asked what they were doing—the prisoner said, "I want my old woman"—I turned my I amp on him, and saw him ramming some clothes through a gate—they ran—we ran and caught the prisoner, who said, "You have made a mistake"—he pretended to be drunk and incapable, and we had to carry him nearly all the way to the station—when charged he said, "I did not do the job, but I saw it done"—he was wearing this overcoat—when I afterwards took him from the cell he was without the. overcoat; I asked him where it was; he said, "I never had an overcoat"—it was afterwards found under the cell seat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The other constable was with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-117" type="surname" value="REYNOLDS"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-117" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR REYNOLDS</persName> </hi> (29
<hi rend="italic">K R</hi>). I examined the cells at the Poplar Station on 21st June, and found this overcoat torn up in pieces and hidden in different places under the seat of the cell in which the prisoner had been confined—he left the cell about half-past eight a.m., and I found the overcoat about half-past ten; no one had been in the cell in the interval.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-118" type="given" value="JOSHUA"/>JOSHUA GRIMBALD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector K</hi>). I went to 28, Moeran Street; on 22nd June—I found finger-marks outside the window-sill of the parlour window on the ground floor, as if some man had put his fingers in the dust to get out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he had bought the sack containing the things in Moeran Street for</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">from a man who said he had no lodging-money.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-705-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 in May</hi>, 1884.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-705-18920725 t18920725-705-punishment-24"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-706-18920725" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES PEARSON</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920725-706-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving the same.</rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-121" type="surname" value="RILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-121" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK RILEY</persName> </hi>. I am caretaker to Mrs. Caroline Napier Cunningham, at Inverness Terrace, Hyde Park—at half-past eight on 6th July I went to bed after having locked everything up—next morning I got up at twenty minutes past five, and noticed two bundles in the back garden—I went to put on my trousers—my wife rushed into the kitchen, and I rushed after her and saw the prisoner get over the wall, and then he ran out of the front gate, with me after him—he dropped both the bundles—I followed and caught him in Queen's Road, and gave him into Custody—the things in these bundles belong to Mrs. Cunningham, and were in her house, of which I am caretaker—I went back and examined the rooms with the superintendent, and found the side window of the back dining-room open, and the place all upside down, the cupboards and everything open—when I caught the prisoner he told me to let him go, it was not him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-122" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES REED</persName> </hi> (269
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). About half-past five a.m. on 7th July I was on duty in Inverness Terrace—I saw the prisoner rush out of the front garden of 107, Inverness Terrace, followed by Riley—I gave chase, and caught the prisoner in Queen's Road—he said, "It was not me; it was my mate,"—I took him back to the house, where he said, "My mate went in the house and I kept watch outside."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-123" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-123" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW CULDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector F</hi>). I went to this house—I found marks on the back dining-room window-sill, as if caused by a foot, and at the back of the window-catch a mark as from a knife—I found this skeleton key on the sideboard, and this piece of an old table knife on a chair—the clasp could be forced back by the knife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, said that a man told him to come with him if he wanted to earn a few shillings; and that when they got to the house the man threatened him with violence if he ran away, and asked him to carry the things. In his defence he stated that he met a man who asked him to carry the bundle.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-706-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18920725-707-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 48lbs. weight of metal pining, the goods of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920725-707-offence-1 t18920725-name-125"/> Tottenham Lager Beer Company</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-126" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-126" type="given" value="LE"/>MR. LE MAISTRE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-127" type="surname" value="DANCE"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-127" type="given" value="FRANCIS THOMAS"/>FRANCIS THOMAS DANCE</persName> </hi>. I am a fitter at the Lager Beer Company, Tottenham—I identify this piping as belonging to them—they supply the whole apparatus from standard to pump, and when the pipe gets stopped, or the apparatus is disused, the piping has to be returned—this is returned piping—it is worth about 10d. or 10 1/2 d. per lb.—the pipes are sold at Mr. Farmiloe's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-128" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-128" type="given" value="ANGELO"/>ANGELO MAKES</persName> </hi> (95
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). At 10.30 p.m. on 16th July I was in the Napier Road, Tottenham—I saw the prisoner carrying a quantity of tin piping on his shoulder, and asked him how he became possessed of it—he asked me what it had to do with me, and threw the pipe at me and turned to run away—I caught hold of him and asked him the same question again, and he gave me the same answer; he took hold of my collar with his right hand and of my whistle-chain with his left—we fell to the ground—I struggled for five or seven minutes, and suc
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<p>in blowing my whistle, and Lucas came to my assistance—while lie was taking the prisoner from me the prisoner bit his hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-129" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LUCAS</persName> </hi> (88
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On 16th July, about 10.45, I heard a whistle blown—I went to Napier Road, and found Marks lying on the ground with the prisoner, whom I assisted in taking to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that he did not know anything about it, as he had had a drop of drink at the time.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in February</hi>, 1884.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CONDY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-133" type="given" value="GEORGE WALTER"/>GEORGE WALTER PLUMBLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, living at Morrison's Buildings, Commercial Road—about 12.20 a.m. on 3rd July I came upstairs and put my key into my door, when I was collared round the neck and nearly stifled—I turned and said, "What the—are you doing?" and I caught Williams by the neck with my right hand and threw him down—my brother, who was in my house that night, heard scuffling and came out—I found my watch was taken out, and I made a grab and caught it in McClintock's left hand—he made off through my door, breaking the chain—there was no need for him to be there, because it was private property—my brother ran after him—I kept Williams down in the corner and never let him go till a constable came—my watch was afterwards picked up off the ground; McClintock had taken it out of my pocket while Williams kept me round the neck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McClintock</hi> The lights on the stairs are turned out at half-past ten; and there were no lights—I can identify you by your coat and face—I said to my brother, "Catch that man, he has tried to steal my watch."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams.</hi> I held you down beside the door, and you said, "Please, sir, it wasn't me, it wasn't me"—there was a light in the opposite building, which showed a light on to the passage where I live, and I could identify you from a thousand.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-134" type="given" value="BENJAMIN WALLACE"/>BENJAMIN WALLACE PLUMBLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Morrison's Buildings—I am a carpenter and builder, and the last witness's brother—on this night I heard my brother come down the passage and put his key in the door, and instead of the door opening there was a scuffling outside—my sister opened the door and I went out, and my brother shouted, "Stop him, stop him! he has got my watch!"—I dashed after one of the men who had been holding my brother, and who broke away just as I got to the end of the passage—I caught him on the second flight of stairs—I did not lose sight of him for a moment, and when the constable came up I was holding him—I told the constable to go up higher, as my brother was holding another one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McClintock.</hi> The lights were turned off at the time, but a light shows from the place opposite—you were at the end of the passage when I opened the door, you two and my brother, all of a cluster—you did not give me the watch back, I don't know if you had a watch.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM POWELL</persName> </hi> (341
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<p>Buildings—I saw a big crowd outside—I went up, and on the third balcony I saw the prosecutor holding Williams—the prosecutor told me that the prisoners had followed him up, and just as he was going to unlock the door, Williams took him by the throat and McClintock snatched at his watch and chain—this is the condition in which I found the watch and chain—I saw the prosecutor's brother on the first landing as I went up; he had hold of McClintock, and he told me to go up to the third balcony, as his brother was up there with another prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McClintock.</hi> There were no lights on the stairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams.</hi> The prosecutor said that just as his watch was about to drop on the ground he put his hand and prevented it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> You could see, there was a I amp close by outside.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-136" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HANSCOM</persName> </hi> (344
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I went after Powell to these buildings, and Plumbley gave McClintock into my custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McClintock.</hi> There were no lights on the stairs, only right down on the ground floor—you could see enough to identify a man if you stood in the light of the I amps from the street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The light from the street shone on to the balcony.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-137" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENSEY</persName> </hi> (402
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I have known McClintock for about eighteen months and Williams for about six months—on the night of the 3rd July I saw them in the company of another man at the corner of Commercial Road and High Street, about ten minutes past twelve—I was at the station twenty-five minutes later, when they were given in charge—they said nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McClintock.</hi> I saw you at the corner of High Street eighteen months ago—you are always there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams.</hi> I saw you at the same place six months ago; both of you are always there—I would not swear exactly to the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">McClintock, in his statement before the Magistrate, said that he went up to see what was the matter. In his defence he argued that the prosecutor could not have identified him in the dark.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Williams asserted his innocence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MCCLINTOCK</hi>,*
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>*—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-708-18920725 t18920725-708-punishment-27"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>710.
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<hi rend="italic">[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.] Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.] Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>712.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAUL TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<p>them, and that was the last I heard of them—if the prisoner sold any article he should have entered it in the usual way in the measure-book; every order had to be entered in the measure-book—there is no entry in that book of the sale of Austen's misfit to Keats, a billiard-marker—the prisoner keeps that book—I have since seen the clothes at the Police-court and at Keats's house; these are the coat and waistcoat made for Austen—I have tweed in my shop similar to these trousers—when I buy a roll of tweed there is a ticket on it, showing the length of the roll; the roll of tweed like these trousers is five yards short—about two and a half yards go to make a pair of trousers—there was a ticket on the trousers when I saw them at Keats's house—that ticket, to the best of my belief, was in the prisoner's writing, which I know well—he had no authority from me to sell the suit; he has never accounted to me for the money for it—he had authority to sell to my customers, and if he so sold he would enter it in the book—he had no duty to take the money—he had no right to take goods off my premises and sell them to customers who were not mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took him into my service on Mr. Stewart's recommendation; he gave him the highest character as an honest man and clever cutter—when I took the prisoner into my employment I knew nothing about tailoring; I am a jeweller by trade—since then the prisoner has been my cutter and foreman, with complete control of the manufacturing department only—we were on terms of intimacy, we had confidence in each other—there were not confidential relations between us—he never lent me money—there was not a running account between us; I had a personal account—if the prisoner wanted any cloth, the goods were booked in the usual way—there were not betting transactions between us continually; nothing of the kind—the prisoner had £2 a week, and half-a-crown for every suit ho cut; I do not call that commission—we had words on, I think, 8th July last; he was rather rude to me before customers—I don't recollect denying at the Police-court that I had a quarrel with the prisoner on the 8th July, and that led to his leaving me—I won't say we had a quarrel, we had words—I did not on his saying he would leave me pay him £14 16s. 6d., made up of £4 16s. 6d. for wages and commission, and £10 he had lent me—I think I paid him £4 16s. 6d. for wages on that day; you are completely wrong as to the £10—there were other people at the end of the same room, which is a large one—the prisoner was not in a position to cut any of my cloths without making an entry of it—he was not allowed to work on his own account; he cut for Taplin and Hopcraft, two tailors, with my permission—I amended what I said at the Police-court, "I know he had private customers of his own," by private customers I meant Taplin and Hopcraft—I know Seelig, Richter, and Marks—I never allowed the prisoner to cut my cloth for his own customers'—I said at the Police-court, "The accused has cut from my goods stuff for his own customers by asking my permission," but I amended it—I do not mean by amending it that I said, "I cannot say whether he cut the stuff he used for other people before asking me"—the clerk of the court put that question to me, and my answer was that I meant Hopcraft and Taplin—he might have cut the stuff without asking me, there were many rolls of cloth short—he was not allowed to have private customers—I meant by private customers Taplin and Hopcraft; I allowed him to cut for them on my premises—</p>
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<p>he introduced customers to me, and their names are on my books—in two years he only introduced £64 worth of business—he is a man of large experience in the tailoring trade—he has not a large connection, I saw very little of it—Mr. Stewart introduced the prisoner to me—I do not think the prisoner could earn £10 a week—he earned with me at least £5 a week—Mr. Taplin was subpœnaed by my solicitor here to give evidence—I saw him at the Police-court, and spoke to him outside the Court—he said, "I shall tell the truth in this case"—it is absolutely untrue that the coat and vest I charge the prisoner with stealing were offered by me to Taplin for 24s., or that, on Taplin refusing, the prisoner offered a sovereign for them, or that I said, "Very well, you can have it"—there is no foundation for it—Taplin is not a friend of mine—I have no reason to suppose that he is actuated by any hostility to me—if he comes into the box and says anything of what you have put to me it is a mistake on his part—Taplin was not called at the Police-court; I left the matter in my solicitor's hands—it was the prisoner's duty to enter up simply the measure-book—Coutman, my brother-in-law, is in my employment; he assists the prisoner—he does the bookkeeping, but that is a distinct thing from entering orders in the measure-book; the prisoner does that—all orders should be entered by him, but sometimes he is absent, and then whoever is there enters them; so that they are kept by a number of men—Austen's order was entered in the measure-book—when the goods came back from him they were sold to Morton, and there is the entry in the boy's writing—I never said the prisoner kept the books, he put down the measurements he took himself—he had nothing to do with the stock-book—I did not say at the Police-court he should have entered it; I kept the stock-book—I don't recollect saying at the Police-court, "He should have entered any measurements taken by him in the stock-book;" what was meant was the measure-book—he never kept the stock-book, and never made entries in it—the measure and stock books are separate—a customer's measure is put down, and when the prisoner cut the cloth he would write against the order the number of yards he cut—as to the coat, there would be Austen's order in the stock-book originally, and when it was returned it would be booked in the ledger again to Morton—the prisoner did not keep the ledger—the boy booked it to Morton in the order or measure book—when it came back it should not have been booked again in the measure-book if it had been sold—on the Friday I had had a few words with the prisoner—we shut on Saturdays—on the Monday he did not come and say he would not leave me in the lurch, although I had not treated him very well—when he was working in my employment I had him arrested—I did not know he was going to leave at the end of the week; otherwise he would have given me notice on Friday—I say emphatically he never told me he was going to leave me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If there was no entry in my stock or measure book I should have no means of checking the cloth the prisoner cut—the prisoner was cutter, and did not make up suits—he cut for tailors, and the private customers, such as Hopcraft, Taplin, and Lyons he cut for, were tailors—there is no entry in my book of this suit being sold—if the police had not communicated with me I should never have known the suit had been sold till I took stock at the end of the year—the prisoner knew I took stock at the end of every year—there were two hearings at the</p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEATS</persName> </hi>. I am a billiard-marker, at billiard-rooms near Loughborough Junction—I have known the prisoner for two months or rather more, as playing billiards at those rooms—one night I remarked that I should like to have a suit of secondhand clothes—the prisoner said, "I have a coat and waistcoat I think that would fit you; it was a misfit; I will send it and see if it would fit you"—about two days afterwards he sent me this coat and vest by Garter Peterson's—there was no ticket or invoice with them—two or three days afterwards I saw him and paid him 10s. on account; altogether I paid him £1 2s. 6d. for the coat and waistcoat—a little while after I said, "If you have a pair of trousers you have left off and could sell me, that would be decent enough to go away from home in, I would be very, glad to have them"—he said, "I will see what I can do for you," and he took my measure with a tape from his pocket—some time afterwards I received these trousers, with the ticket still on them, I think—I put the trousers in a drawer at home—I paid the prisoner 9s. 6d. for them—I did not know he was a tailor, but when I had the trousers I thought he must be in that line—I did not know hit name at that time; I knew he was known at the tobacco-shop in front of the billiard-room.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-147" type="given" value="HARRY FISHER"/>HARRY FISHER SALTER</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller to Mr. Franklin—I identify the material of this coat and vest as having been made for Franklin, who has stuff similar to it in his shop—this ticket on the trousers is, to the best of my belief, in the prisoner's writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-148" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ABBOT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant City</hi>). Between the remands I searched the prisoner's house—I found this suit of clothes at Mr. Keats's house, the ticket was then on the trousers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-149" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-149" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR TAPLIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Hereford Road, Bayswater, and am a practical tailor—the prisoner has been in the habit of working for me; I have always found him thoroughly reliable—this coat and vest were brought to me in Mr. Franklin's shop, and I was asked if I could get rid of them because they were misfits—they were offered to me for £1, and I said I could make a coat and vest like that myself for about 28s., and the prisoner offered £1 for the coat and waistcoat there and then, and Mr. Franklin said, "All right," and I was under the impression that the coat and waistcoat were sold to the prisoner—I received a subpoena from Mr. Franklin to appear at the Guildhall to give evidence on his behalf—I saw him at the Court, and we spoke in a friendly way—I had no reason to be hostile to him—after we had spoken I was not called as a witness; the reason I was not called was not that the Court adjourned.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner about three years under the name of George Laws—I never knew him as Samuel Clark Laws—I have not known him intimately, only as a workman—he has worked for me—I know and can swear to his writing—I do not sign tickets for suits of clothes to be made up—the whole of this ticket is in the prisoner's writing—the name Taplin is at the bottom—it is not my ticket—it appears to be an order for a coat to be made up to my order—I never gave the prisoner an order for that coat to be made up—I know Marks—never told him I felt inclined to lock un the prisoner, or words to that</p>
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<p>effect—I can swear to this coat and waistcoat by the stuff, which is black corkscrew; it is nothing unusual, I have plenty of it in my shop—I know the coat because it has been altered under the arms—I had it in my hands—I believe the prisoner was represented by Mr. Romain at the Police-court; I saw Mr. Romain there—I never told him what I have said here to-day—I told him to-day that the clothes had been offered to me for £1—I was at the Guildhall when the prisoner was sent for trial—I don't know why I did not tell Mr. Romain then—I saw the suit of clothes there, but I was a long way off and could not swear to it—I knew the prisoner was accused of stealing it—I am not one of his bail—I spoke to Mr. Myers, the solicitor for the prosecution, at the Police-court—I did not tell him what I have said to-day—I first mentioned it to-day to Mr. Romain—I saw Mr. Romain last Saturday at his office, and told him I thought I could identify the coat—the prisoner has been out on bail, and I have seen him twice since the committal—I mentioned to him about the £1 and the suit of clothes—he might have said, "Come up to my solicitor with me and tell him what you know about it," I would not be certain—I went to the solicitor last Saturday—I am not sure who else was present at the interview between myself, Laws, and Franklin; there might have been others or there might not—I cannot tell you how long the interview lasted—it was not said that I could have the clothes for nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This charge was only preferred on the remand—I had been subpœnaed, and expected to be called at the Police-court as a witness for the prosecution; I was surprised I was not called, after I had seen the prosecutor and Mr. Myers—it was after that and after I had seen the coat and waistcoat produced in the witness-box that I first spoke to Mr. Romain—when I went to the Guildhall that day I did not know that the coat and waistcoat were going to be produced—after seeing them for the first time at a distance I gave information, and then on Saturday I saw Mr. Romain—there is no ground for suggesting that I am coming here to shield the prisoner by saying what is not true; I come here because I believe he is innocent—the prisoner used to work for me as well as for the prosecutor, and the prosecutor knew that thoroughly well—Marks on many occasions did work for which I paid him on behalf of the prisoner—I have my books referring to it—we dose late on Saturdays—there was an occasion on which a coat and waistcoat were brought to my house on a Saturday when Franklin's shop was closed; that was a coat with a Taplin ticket on it, and it might have been put on because Franklin's house was closed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-150" type="given" value="JAMES MCCALL"/>JAMES MCCALL STEWART</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller, living at King Street, East Finchley—I gave the prisoner an introduction to the prosecutor '—I have known the prisoner I daresay twelve or fourteen years; he has borne a thoroughly good commercial character, as far as regards honesty—he is a man of considerable ability as a cutter—I know mm as George Laws, and in that name I recommended him to the prosecutor—I don't know that he once traded as Samuel Laws.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not known him intimately; I have come into contact with him in business—I heard he carried on business, but I did not hear in what name—I knew he was an undischarged bankrupt—I heard that since I introduced him to Franklin six or nine months ago—the prisoner told me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My opinion of the prisoner is not in the least lessened by the fact that he is an undischarged bankrupt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Hopcraft also deposed to prisoner's good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here intimated that they did not desire to hear Counsel, and returned a verdict of</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18920725-712-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Baron Pollock.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">In the case of</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS, HORACE AVORY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DRUMMOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-155" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant J</hi>). I understand making plans—I made the plan of the rooms at 176, Sandringham Buildings, including the kitchen—the plan is correct.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The size of the kitchen is seven feet four by eleven—the distance from floor to ceiling is about eight feet—I noticed a mark on the wall about one foot from the ceiling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-156" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-156" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SELZER</persName> </hi>. I speak English—I am a baker, carrying on business at 9, Haggerston Road, Dalston—for about three weeks prior to the 20th of June last the prisoner lodged with me; he was an acquaintance—I had a cash-box containing about £9 in money and some papers—he had ceased to sleep in the house a week before that—on Sunday, the 19th, he came to visit me, and about half an hour after he had gone I missed the cash-box and its contents—I immediately communicated with the police, and next day I went with Sergeant Joyce to 81, Charing Cross Road, to look for the prisoner—there are rooms over the shop called 176, Sandringham Buildings—the prisoner was not there—after waiting some time Sergeant Joyce and Mr. Ruman, the manager of the shop, went out to look for him, and they returned shortly with him—I told him I should charge him with stealing my cash-box the night previous; I spoke to him in German—he said, "I have not got it"—someone suggested that we should go up to his room; we did so—it was locked—Ruman fetched the key and we went in—there were two bedrooms adjoining each other—the sergeant asked Ruman if he had lost anything—Ruman pulled out the drawers, looked all over, and said, "No, I. don't think I miss anything else besides the watch and chain"—Joyce said to the prisoner, "Have you got these things?"—he said he had not got them—Joyce then felt his chest, and said, "What have you got there?"—he said, "Nothing"—we then told him that Joyce was a detective; he would not believe it—Joyce then pulled out his card and showed it to him; he looked at it as if he was reading it—I don't think he could read English—Ruman then explained to him that he was a detective—the prisoner said he wanted to go into another room—Joyce would not let him—he said, "No, that won't do," and then asked him where he had got his other things, his box—we all went into the kitchen together; there was</p>
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<p>a little portmanteau and two coats lying on the top of it—Joyce asked him for the key of the box—he did not give it him—Joyce took a key I from the pocket of his coat, and took out a pocket-book, in which I recognised some of the papers which had been in my pocket-book, and Joyce handed them to me—I said to the prisoner in German, "These are the papers out of my pocket-book"—he did not say anything; he stood with his back towards the copper in the corner of the room, pulled something out of his pocket and dropped it into the copper; I heard the noise of something falling into the water in the copper—Ruman said, "Hallo, there is something fallen into the copper!" and he went to the copper and pulled out the watch and chain and the bag of money, it was a long purse—I recognised the purse, I had seen it before in my place, it was the prisoner's—Ruman said, "That is my watch and chain"—Joyce pulled the prisoner away from the copper, and I saw him put a handcuff on one of his hands; I don't know which hand it was, but I think it was the left—as soon as I saw that I saw him up with his hand under his smock with a revolver and point it at the sergeant—I saw the revolver in his hand—the sergeant was standing sideways to him and holding his hand, and I heard some shots directly—I was by the side of the sergeant when the first shot was fired—I can't say where Human was then—as soon as I heard some shots I turned round and put the papers on the mantelpiece, and when I turned round I felt a shot—I had heard three or four shots going right off; it must have been the third or fourth shot that struck me—when I turned round I saw the sergeant on the floor, and the prisoner too, and I knelt on his legs to hold him down—Joyce called out, "He has shot me and got loose"; then I heard another shot go off while I was lying on him—Joyce called out, "Take the revolver"—I tried to get it; but we could not; I crawled almost under the sergeant's legs to get at it, he held it very tight, but ultimately I got it from him; I had to use my two hands—as soon as I had got it I heard Ruman run downstairs—the prisoner called out, "I am going to die, I am going to die," several times while he was on the floor; the sergeant was still on him, holding him down—I called out, "I have got it," and I and the sergeant dragged him out into the passage; the sergeant was bleeding, but I did not know where he was snot—as soon as we got the prisoner into the passage he called out again, "I am going to die"—I had hold of him on one side and Joyce on the other; I held him tight—he said, "Let me go"—I said, "No"—then Sergeant Bowden came, and Joyce dropped—when Ruman came back he was bleeding at the back of the neck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in England eighteen years; I can now speak English better than German—this took place on Monday, 20th June—I gave evidence before the Magistrate that very day—there was no struggle between the prisoner and the sergeant at the time he endeavoured to put the handcuffs on; as soon as he had the handcuffs the prisoner fired—I think I said before the Magistrate that after Joyce had got the prisoner on the ground one shot was fired; I heard one fired from underneath—I did not say "two" before the Magistrate; I might have said so; I was very excited—the prisoner was continually putting his hand under the mattress to prevent the revolver being taken from him—I was cross-examined before the Magistrate a week afterwards; I did not thon say, "The prisoner fired the revolver widely and rapidly," he</p>
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<p>was standing quite still—my deposition was read over to me, and I signed it—I think I did say so; the whole thing took a very short time—I was shot in the left arm, I did not find it out till I got into the passage; when I first saw Ruman it was in the street; Joyce then had his hand on the prisoner's shoulders; the prisoner was not struggling then—when they came into the house Joyce was holding the prisoner by his arm, so that he should not get away—when they got into the kitchen Joyce did not begin to handle him—the prisoner said, "You must not do that here; let me change my clothes, and I will go to the Police-station"—Joyce caught hold of him and pulled the book out of his coat pocket and dropped it on the floor—I said before the Magistrate, "He red from underneath Joyce as he was leaning on him."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I also said, "There must have been one shot fired before we grappled with the prisoner"; that is true—the prisoner fired directly after Joyce attempted to put the handcuffs on him; he was not very excited, he seemed to stand very quiet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-157" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK RUMAN</persName> </hi>. I speak English a little; I can understand you—I am a provision dealer, at 81, Charing Cross Road, and occupy rooms at 176, Sandringham Buildings—the prisoner came into my service on Monday, 13th June—part of the time up to 20th he occupied a bedroom next to mine—before the 20th I had given him the key of my room to get something for me—on Monday morning, the 20th, Sergeant Joyce and Selzer came to my shop—the prisoner was out—in consequence of what Joyce said to me I went up to my room and missed a gold watch and silver chain from a chest of drawers; I also had a revolver there—I did not miss that—I had no cartridges for it since 1887; it was not kept loaded, and had never been loaded since '87—having missed my watch and chain, I went with Joyce towards the City to look for the prisoner—we met him in Charing Cross Road, and we all three went together to my shop—the prisoner then asked what was the matter—Joyce said to Selzer, "Tell him what you have missed"—Selzer said he had missed last night £9, and asked him if he had got it—the sergeant said to me, "Tell him what you have missed," and I told him I missed from upstairs a gold watch and silver chain, and asked him if he had got it—he said he had not got it—he said in German, "Do you think I have done that as well?"—we then all four went up to my rooms and into my bedroom, where I showed the prisoner the drawer from which the watch and chain had been taken—Joyce felt the prisoner's breast, and said, "What have you got there?"—he said, "Nothing"—he had a blouse on, as he has now—Joyce asked him what he had got there—he said, "You won't do it here; you will have to bring me to the Police-station"—I told the prisoner Joyce was a detective, and Joyce took a book out of his pocket and found a card, and the prisoner was looking at it—Joyce asked him where his clothes were—we then went into the kitchen, and there was a portmanteau with two coats lying on it—out of one of those coats Joyce took a pocket-book, which Selzer recognised, and some papers—the prisoner was standing with his back to the copper in the corner; I heard something fall in the water—I looked in the copper and pulled out the watch and chain, and after that a purse with the money—I said, "Here it is"—I heard the prisoner say, "Humph," and looking round I saw Joyce making a handcuff round one of his hands,</p>
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<p>I can't say which hand; the prisoner had his other hand under his blouse; I think it was his left hand; it was not the same hand that Joyce was putting the handcuff on—I saw he had got the hand under his blouse, and the next minute I saw that he fired at Joyce—I saw his hand out like that (
<hi rend="italic">straight out</hi>), shooting at Joyce—Joyce was standing up at the time the first shot was fired, he was in front of the prisoner—when the shot was fired he said, "I am shot; fetch the police," at the same moment I was catching at the revolver, and heard more shots; he shot at different times—I saw him when Joyce knocked him down, pulled him down, not by a blow—lie catched his breast, and put him down, forced him down on the ground—it was at the same time I was trying to get the revolver from the prisoner—I did not get hold of it at any time—altogether I heard four or five shots; I can't say how many; I felt myself shot—the prisoner was standing like that, with' his hand down to the bottom—he had the revolver in his right hand, so, we could not touch it—I went to the right side to try and catch it, and I went to the left, and I fell on my knee and down to the floor, and then I felt the shot; I think it was the last shot that hit me—while I was on the floor I heard the prisoner say, "I will die"; and he groaned—I said two or three times, "Have you got the revolver?"—Selzer, or somebody, said, "Yes"; then I went to the balcony and cried "Police!"—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my revolver—Sergeant Bowden afterwards showed me some cartridges; I know nothing about them; they were never in my room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think I bought the revolver in Bavaria; it is not an English make; I used it last in 1887; it is self-acting—I used my left hand when I showed how the prisoner presented the revolver at the sergeant—I did not see him put his left hand under his blouse and take it out—I think it was his left hand, as far as I could judge, in which he held it when he fired—I said before the Magistrate, "Selzer, Joyce, and myself all tried to get the revolver from him, and heard the shots fired while we were struggling; the shots were fired quickly, in rapid succession one after the other—we were all three struggling with the prisoner at one time; he was on his knees and then on the floor—it was while the struggle was going on that the shots were fired"—I have said, "The prisoner was on his knees, and the revolver was going to and fro"—I was catching at the revolver; it was in his right hand, like that (
<hi rend="italic">describing</hi>)—I did not see marks on his right wrist at the Police-court where the handcuff had gone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I cannot say which hand it was that the sergeant tried to put the handcuff on—I think the revolver was held in his left hand the first time, but I would not swear—I think three or four shots were fired, and one later—I took part in the scuffle—the first shot I saw he fired at Joyce, and I believe another one or two at the same time—it was after one or two that the struggle commenced.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant T</hi>). I live at 171. Sandringham Buildings—on 20th June, about half-past two, I was at home, off duty—I heard the report of firearms—after waiting a moment I heard someone shouting, "Police!" and "Murder!"—I ran out to see what it was, and I saw Human enter the yard from the street, shouting, "Murder" and "Police!"—he was smothered all over with blood—from what he told me I slipped to my own door, took my truncheon, and ran up to the second floor, when I saw the prisoner, Selzer, and Joyce coming round the corner,</p>
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<p>all struggling together—Selzer had a revolver; I snatched it, and was about to push him up the passage, when Joyce pushed the prisoner towards me, and said. "No, no,
<hi rend="italic">he</hi> has shot me"—I turned round and struck him on the right arm with my truncheon, and then seized him—I struck him on the left arm with my truncheon—Fulbrook and a constable came on the scene almost as soon as I did, and he caught the prisoner by the left arm; he was struggling with Joyce and Selzer; Joyce dropped back against the railings or the wall, and I and Fulbrook pushed the prisoner against the railings, and called out to Ruman, who was still in the crowd, "Is this the man?"—he replied, "Yes"—the prisoner was struggling very little then; several constables came—I took the prisoner to Vine Street Police station, searched him, and found this box of forty-four cartridges in his trousers pocket; I then rushed back and took the deceased to Charing Cross Hospital; Sir John Bridge was there—Joyce was unconscious, and no deposition was taken—I searched Ruman's premises the same evening, and on the following Wednesday I had the room cleaned out, and then found this bullet; it was flattened—there was a mark on the kitchen wall where the bullet had struck; it was about six or seven feet above my head—I gave the revolver to Constable Feeney before I removed the prisoner—I compared this cartridge with those found in the box; they were precisely the same make and size.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I first came, with the exception of Joyce they were all very much excited—after Joyce was taken to the hospital the prisoner desired to see him to ask his forgiveness.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I first heard something, and was not quite sure what it was; I thought they were firearms, and then within a minute I heard "bang, bang," one shot first, and then two as fast as it could be—I think the whole firing from first to last was in about a minute and a half—I was quietly listening.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-159" type="surname" value="ALBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-159" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ALBERT</persName> </hi>. I am interpreter to this Court—I have translated this German letter purporting to come from J. G. Wenzel, at Holloway Prison, dated 21st June, 1892, and beginning "Dear Cousin Lena"—I produce a correct translation of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-160" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FULBROOK</persName> </hi> (27
<hi rend="italic">C R</hi>). I went to Sandringham Buildings about half-past two, on hearing cries from the second floor—I found Sergeant Joyce holding the prisoner by the left arm, having hold of the balcony railings—I caught hold of the prisoner—Joyce let him go, saying," That is the man"—I handed him to another constable—Joyce sank down on the balcony; I went to pick him up, and carried him downstairs; he made a statement to me; they were the last words I heard him utter; the prisoner was not within hearing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-161" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SHANNON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector C</hi>). About a quarter to three on Monday, 20th June, I went to Charing Cross Hospital—I there found Joyce in bed; he was in a very weak and exhausted state, lying on his right side; some of the house surgeons were present, amongst them Mr. Muir, Mr. Foster, and Mr. Blockland—Mr. Blockland said, "Now, Joyce, you are in a dangerous state; tell us how you met with your accident"—he stooped down, and whispered into his ear—Joyce replied in a very weak tone, "I was catching a thief, when the prisoner in custody fired at me in Charing Cross Road"—those words were interrupted by intervals; he seemed unable to go on from weakness, and after he had uttered them</p>
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<p>he became quite faint and unconscious—Sir John was sent for, but before he arrived Joyce was beyond speech.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-162" type="given" value="THEODORE"/>THEODORE GRABB</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Wilson and Wallis, solicitors—on 20th June I happened to be at Charing Cross Hospital when the prisoner was brought in—Sir John Bridge came after I was there—at his request I asked the prisoner in German if he would like to see the dying man—he said, "Yes"—Sir John Bridge asked what for—he said, "To ask his forgiveness."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-163" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PARKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector C</hi>). I examined the revolver—all the barrels were full; five cartridges had exploded; one was loaded—the five appeared to have been recently fired—I have seen the cartridges found in the box, they are similar to those in the revolver.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-164" type="given" value="LENA"/>LENA KOHLER</persName> </hi>. I am now a domestic servant at Canonbury—I came over from Germany with the prisoner some time ago—I was engaged to be married to him—on 22nd June last I received this letter from him, written in the prison—it is his writing—I afterwards gave it to Inspector Stroud
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>—"H. M. Prison, Holloway. 21—6—92.—Dear Cousin Lena,—Fear and trembling will come over you; for if I had been in Germany I never could have become what I have become in London—namely, a criminal. Oh, Heaven!" What have I done to become so quickly a thief and a murderer? But it is all an aberration of mind that has visited me suddenly. I am not always clear in my mind, and that was the case on Monday evening last, when I wrote a letter to you, in which you will observe my absence of mind. After not being the whole of the afternoon at Selzer's, I took away in the evening a cash-box and £9, and several things belonging to Mr. Human, my master. I did no longer lodge where I did lodge the first few days, because some of my money had been stolen there. I then lodged at the business premises upstairs, next to my master's room. Well, Monday morning came, and I had something to do in town. When I returned at two in the afternoon, Mr. Selzer and a detective were present there to arrest me. I went upstairs with them, to the sitting-room, at 81, Charing Cross Road, a German sausage and provision shop. When we were upstairs Mr. Human also came there. They searched about, and found everything I had stolen. I do not know where my things are at the present moment. I had 33s. in money, and some German money, and when the detective was going to secure my hands and take my revolver, I fired on him. he is very severely injured, and they say possibly, going to die. Selzer has been wounded on the arm, and Human on the head. yet I could not liberate myself; I was taken to prison. Oh, dearest angel, pardon me! Most certainly I shall have to die. Oh, Lena, dear, go to the Queen of England! Tell her your grief—tell her of my mental disease, and beg for mercy. Also go to the German Consul. Oh, cannot you help me once more? Write to me at once, so that I shall know whether you have received these lines.—I am, yours, J. G.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WENZEL</hi>. Come and see me next Sunday; perhaps we may be allowed to speak together. If I had my liberty I would return to my home. On Tuesday, 28th June, I shall have to appear before the Magistrate."</p>
<p>
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<p>more careful examination I found a bullet wound on the left side against the ribs—there was blood on the shirt he was wearing—there was no gunpowder about that wound—after he had been put into one of the wards I examined him again, and then found a second wound from a bullet in the right arm—he had collapsed by then—he lingered on for a short time, became unconscious, and died about four in the afternoon—next day I made a post-mortem examination and extracted two bullets, which I produce—one of them had occasioned the wound in the stomach—I traced the course of that wound—it had penetrated the left kidney and the left lobe of the liver; that had caused the hemorrhage which produced death—the second bullet I extracted from the wound in the right arm—I examined the sleeve of the coat and the shirt and vest he was wearing—there were signs of singeing and gunpowder about them, and also of gunpowder about the wound—that shot must have been fired very close indeed, and might have been fired in the course of a struggle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The wound in the stomach was a circular wound—the ball in the arm was close to the spine of the blade-bone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-166" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-166" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL FOSTER</persName> </hi>. I was a house surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital—I examined the witness Human—he had a bullet wound at the-back of the head; I probed it, and a portion of a bullet was extracted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-167" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOWDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When I searched the prisoner at the Police-station I noticed the mark of a bruise on his right wrist and blood on both hands—I picked up these handcuffs in the room—the small one would possibly cause a scratch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-168" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ALLCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector G</hi>). I knew the deceased very well; he was about 6 ft. in height. (
<hi rend="italic">The warder stated that the height of the prisoner teas 5 ft.</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">in.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-169" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-169" type="given" value="LENA"/>LENA KOHLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I do not know whether the prisoner is right or left handed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The wound in the stomach was in an oblique direction; the man might have been standing a little sideways at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
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<interp inst="t18920725-717-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-717-18920725 t18920725-717-punishment-36"/>One Month Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>718.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY JOHN BAKER</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18920725-718-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-718-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully transferring thirteen tables, thirty-six mattresses, and other goods, with intent to defraud his creditors.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-182" type="surname" value="WERTHEM"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-182" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WERTHEM</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bankruptcy Department of the High Court of Justice—I produce the file of proceedings in the defendant's bankruptcy—the petition was filed on March 21st by Mary Louisa De Vere and other creditors for £120—the receiving order was made on April 4th; the adjudication was on the 11th, and the Official Receiver was appointed trustee—the statement of affairs shows £15 assets and £429 17s. 2d. debts—there is on the file an account showing how the defendant disposed of this £100—the public examination was on May 21st.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are nine unsecured creditors—deducting the £120 of the De Veres, that leaves £169 11s. 2d. unsecured creditors—the secured creditor was Miss Howell, on the bill of sale for £100; then there was the current rent, £37 16s., and the rent of Widdle Row, £12 10s.; that makes £50 6s.—the only creditors who have proved under the bankruptcy are the De Veres, as far as I can tell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-183" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-183" type="given" value="SYDENHAM"/>SYDENHAM HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bill of Sale Office—I produce a filed copy of a bill of sale dated February 90,1892, by J. Baker in favour of Agnes Howell—he assigns his furniture to her for £100.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-184" type="surname" value="BARBER"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-184" type="given" value="CHARLES LEGGATT"/>CHARLES LEGGATT BARBER</persName> </hi>. I am official shorthand-writer to the Bankruptcy Court—on May 21st I attended the court and took notes of the evidence—this is a correct transcript of them. (
<hi rend="italic">This was put in and partially read.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-185" type="surname" value="GOFF"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-185" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GOFF</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Filing and Record Department of the High Court—I produce a filed copy of the pleadings in the action of De Vere and others
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Baker—it is for £60 16s. and £59 4s. 4d. costs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The judgment was on the 19th, and it was signed on the 23rd—the costs were taxed on March 2nd, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-186" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-186" type="surname" value="HOWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-186" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES HOWELL</persName> </hi>. I am single, and am manageress of a millinery department—I have known the prisoner since June—my sister was manager to a defendant who absconded—I saw the prisoner sign this, Henry John Baker, to this bill of sale—I was anxious to help him, and offered him money—he refused at first, but the week afterwards he said he should like some money—I said he could have £100, but I should require security; he said, "You can take my furniture"—next day, Saturday, I went to the bank and drew out £100 and went with him, and the bill of sale was executed at Mr. Newsom's in the afternoon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had previously carried on the business of a tea dealer at Bartholomew Close—he said he wished to pay some persons of whom he had borrowed money to carry on the necessary expenses of the</p>
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<p>action, and when he came again he said he should like to have the money as the day had gone against him, and he should like to pay the persons who had lent him money—I was doing nothing with the money, I did not want it—Mrs. Dendry is my sister—I was to have 5 per cent, for the £100—the goods are still at his house; I have taken no steps to remove them—he is an amateur organist at a church, and a highly respectable man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He said he wanted the money to pay his lawyer and persons who he had borrowed money of.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NEWSOM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I am the solicitor who prepared this bill of sale for the defendant—he came to me and said that Miss Howell had offered to lend him £100, and asked if he could give her a bill of sale—I said, "Yes"—he acted under my advice—I knew of the judgment against him.</p>
<p>
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<p>719.
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<interp inst="def1-719-18920725" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-719-18920725" type="surname" value="YEO"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAROLINE EMMA YEO</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18920725-719-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-719-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-719-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, Feloniously marrying
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<interp inst="t18920725-name-188" type="surname" value="YEO"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920725-719-offence-1 t18920725-name-188"/>James Henry Yeo</persName>, her husband being alive.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORENZO CAMP</hi>. I am a coachmaker, of 104, Weedon Road, Kentish Town—I have lived in that neighbourhood on and off for twenty years—I have a brother named Benjamin James—in July. 1873, as near as I ran remember, I was present at his marrriage with the prisoner—she was 19 and he was 21—he went away to America next day by arrangement he is an engineer—Susan Jocelyn is my mother and his mother; she has married again; we are the only two Camps—my mother and I received letters from my brother after he went to America, and the family saw them—we did not see a great deal of the prisoner after my brother left—she did not live in the neighbourhood; she lived at Islington, where she lived before her marriage—I believe these two letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to be my brother's writing—I have worked in the same employment nineteen years—she knew that, and could easily have made inquiries for me—I do not know about the boy William being born—I did not know of her marrying Mr. Yeo till recently—she has not been to see me at all. (
<hi rend="italic">The marriage certificate was here put in.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The last letter we had from him was about 1880 or 1881—I heard that he sustained a bad injury in Utah, and was in the hospital; that was about fifteen months after the marriage—I did not hear that his life was despaired of, or that he was in great danger; the letter came to me—I did not show it to his wife; I never saw her, and did not know where she was living then—he was not a professed Mormon to my knowledge before he went out to America.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I destroyed the letter—he wrote long after his injury, and said that he was recovering and was out of the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-189" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-189" type="surname" value="JOCELYN"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-189" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN JOCELYN</persName> </hi>. I am 60 years of age; my first husband was Mr. Camp—one son by my first husband was 21 in the February before his marriage in July—we were then living in Kentish Town—he introduced the prisoner a longtime before the marriage—she was 19 then, she said—I had lived in Kentish Town all my life, but moved info Great College Street, by King's Cross, shortly after my son left—the prisoner came to me there—my son wrote from America for several years about once a month—the prisoner came to see me for fifteen or eighteen months; I used sometimes to read his letters to her, and sometimes I let her read</p>
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<p>them—before he had been away a year my son sent £18 over for her to go out at the beginning of the year, but she postponed it till the following September—I then ceased to see her till this charge—I knew nothing of her having an illegitimate child, or of her marrying Yeo.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had £2 of the £18—she had a lot of things to buy, and my son sent home word that he would send her more when she was ready to come out—I had lost sight of her for some time—my son was not a Mormon, but he had an uncle who was an elder of the Mormonites.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I got these two letters among others. (
<hi rend="italic">These were dated</hi> 1875
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 1882)—they used to be three weeks. coming—my son told me that he had married out there, and had got a child.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-190" type="surname" value="YEO"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-190" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY YEO</persName> </hi>. On 18th September, 1879, I went through the form of marriage with the prisoner at St. Peter's Church, Plumpton; I had known her about 16 months—I lived near her—she said that she had an illegitimate child, and that Fred Lucas was the father—she did not say that she had been married—I agreed to marry her; this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the certificate; she gave the definition of spinster—I had no idea that she had a husband who had gone to America—she was doing bookfolding—after the marriage we lived first in Shepherdess Walk, Islington—I had no child by her till 1885—her boy William died on August 8th, 1881; he was kept at her mother's house—I did not know that she registered the birth or the death in the name of Bun with—we had two children; they were born on 31st May, 1885, and 10th March, 1887—they are alive; the prisoner is taking care of them—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the agreement we came to in reference to that matter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I married her in the name of Bunwith, her maiden name; I have allowed her £1 a week for keeping the two children up to within three weeks—on March 16th I stopped the weekly payments, and she sued me in the County-court, and I had to pay; she got judgment against me, and since that I have been continuing the payments—I consider that the children have a moral claim on me for support, but when I found she was married I thought there was au end of it—I commenced these payments when I found an order was made on me by the County court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-191" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-191" type="surname" value="CAMP"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-191" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA CAMP</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the witness Lorenzo Camp—I know the prisoner—my brother-in-law married her when I had seen her several times, she used to visit us in Great College Street—we have not continued to occupy the same house there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-719-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-719-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18920725-719-punishment-37" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-719-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-719-punishment-37" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-719-18920725 t18920725-719-punishment-37"/>To enter into recognisances.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>720.
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<interp inst="def1-720-18920725" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HODSON</hi> (28)</persName>
<rs id="t18920725-720-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18920725-720-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-720-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>, Feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920725-720-offence-1 t18920725-name-193"/>Clara Walton</persName>, and stealing therein a watch and other articles.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-194" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-194" type="surname" value="WAGHORNE"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-194" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WAGHORNE</persName> </hi>. I live as servant with Mrs. Walton, at 19, Rosewood Road, Acton—my mistress went to Ireland on 28th June last, and I locked up the house, leaving nobody there—on 19th July</p>
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<p>I went to the house and found the things scattered about, especially the case in the dressing-room—the articles produced are the property of Mw. Walton, consisting of two lockets, four bracelets, four brooches, two rings, a watch, and five bangles; but all that were stolen are not here—I cannot say which rooms those were left in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I do not remember seeing you before—I do not know if you have been on the premises before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-195" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-195" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am gardener to Mrs. Walton—I went to work about 8.30 on 9th July—I found the glass of the door that looks into the garden broken and the door open—I fetched the police—I had left my work about eight o'clock the night before—the door was all right then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have never seen you before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-196" type="surname" value="MARKHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-196" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MARKHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant X</hi>). After 9th July I received information about this robbery—on the 16th I, in company with Brown, saw the prisoner in St. James's Place and went towards him—he ran away to Cheyne Place—we chased him and caught him—I told him I should take him into custody for breaking into a house at Acton—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I said, "Where do you live?"—he said, "I don't know"—I said, "I believe you live at 10, St. James's Place"—I then took him to the top floor front room of No. 10—he said, "I do not live here"—there were some children in bed, and I said, "Is this your father?" and one of them said, "Yes"—I then searched the prisoner, and found that he was wearing this watch and chain—he said, "I won't give you any more trouble"—he then produced from his trousers pocket two pairs of gold earrings, two gold lockets, a diamond ring, one gold brooch, one silver pin, two gold clasps, and bracelets—he said, "I broke into a house at Acton, and I burnt some of the jewellery"—this bracelet has been thrown on the fire and burnt—I then took the prisoner to Notting Hill Police-station, and when charged he made no reply—I had no description of him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You never told me that your wife ran away from you, and that it was her door you broke open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920725-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920725-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-197" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-name-197" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective X</hi>). I was with the last witness on 16th July—when we saw the prisoner he ran away, but we caught him, and the other officer told him the charge—he said, "I know nothing about it"—when asked where he lived he said, "I do not know"—Markham then said, "I believe you live at 10, St. James's Place," and we took him to the top front room—he said he did not live in that room-Markham then said to one of the children, "Who is this man?" and the child said, "That is my father"—Markham then searched the prisoner, and found he was wearing this watch—he said, "I will give you no more trouble; I broke into a house at Acton"—he then took some jewellery out of his pocket and said, "I have burnt some of it, the other property is in that drawer," which we searched, and found five bangles, one burnt bracelet, and some other articles, some of which had been burnt—there was also a quantity of other property there—I did not hear him say a word about his wife, and I was in the room with the other officer all the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>, in his defence, said his wife was continually running away from him, and that he found out that she was living at 10, St. James's Place, and asked her if she would live with him again, which she consented to do. He then found that she had a quantity of jewellery</p>
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<p>and other property in a drawer, and asked her what it was; to which she replied, "If you touch them you will get your nose broke by another man. "He also said that what he told the police was that when he went back to lire with his wife she would not let him in, and he broke the panels of the door, and that he did not tell the police that he broke into a house at Acton.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920725-720-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-720-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY of receiving.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic"> He then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been convicted at Clerkenwell on 2nd April</hi>, 1889,
<hi rend="italic">for warehouse-breaking.—
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<interp inst="t18920725-720-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920725-720-punishment-38" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-720-18920725 t18920725-720-punishment-38"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<p>721.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE LAWS</hi> </persName> (
<hi rend="italic">set page</hi> 1051) was again indicted
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