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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>EVANS, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, October 17th, 1892, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>. Sir
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-1" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Jus
<lb/>tices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-3" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-4" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-5" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-6" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-7" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-8" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P.,
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-9" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-10" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-11" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-12" type="given" value="JAMES THOMPSON"/>JAMES THOMPSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-13" type="given" value="VAUGHAN"/>VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., other Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-14" type="given" value="WALTER HENRY"/>WALTER HENRY WILKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-15" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-16" type="given" value="GEORGE ROSE"/>GEORGE ROSE INNES</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EVANS, MAYOR. TWELFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-28" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BAYNES</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Frederica public-house, 30, high Holborn—on 6th October, about 11.10, I served the prisoner with a glass of ale, price twopence—she put down a half-crown—I said, "This coin is bad, do you know it? have you got any more like it?"—</p>
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<p>she said, "Is it bad? I will give you another if you like"—she gave me a second, and I found that was bad—I said, "This is another bad one; where did you get this from?"—she said, "A man gave them to me; I did not know they were bad"—I said, "I must know more about this"—she ran out of the house; I got over the counter and caught her outside—she asked me to let her go, but I gave her in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-29" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MIDDLETON</persName> </hi> (73
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I saw the prisoner outside this publichouse—Mr. Baynes said she had been trying to pass a bad half-crown—the said she was an unfortunate, and a man gave it to her—I took her to the station—I received two half-crowns from Mr. Baynes, which I handed over to the Solicitor for the Treasury—on the prisoner, when searched at the station, were found a good half-crown and a halfpenny—she gave her name Elizabeth Johnson, and said she had no fixed place of abode.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-30" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BAYNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). These are the two half-crowns which the prisoner tendered to me—I did not mark them, I go by the date—I handed them over to Middleton at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-31" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MIDDLETON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Constable</hi>). Baynes gave me these two half-crowns which I have produced to-day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coins to Her Majesty's Mint—these two half-crowns are both counterfeit, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "They were given to me by a man as an unfortunate woman, and I had not the least idea they were bad."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a written defence, stated that a man had given her seven and sixpence, and that she did not know the two half-crowns were bad.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921017-911-offence-1 t18921017-name-35"/>Louisa Jones</persName>, a girl under 18, out of her father's possession, in order that she might be carnally known. </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921017-912-offence-1 t18921017-name-38"/>Frank Oliver Taylor</persName>, and stealing a clock, a pipe, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-39" type="given" value="FRANK OLIVER"/>FRANK OLIVER TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. On the night of 16th September I lived at 20, East Granville Place, Portman Square—I went to bed about twelve o'clock—the house was securely fastened and locked up, as far as I know—about two o'clock a servant woke me up, and I went down and found a policeman and the prisoner Wilson—the policeman showed me some umbrellas and sticks—a timepiece, a latch-key, and a pipe were produced from Wilson's pocket—the key fitted the door, and I believe it is one of mine—I left the clock in the dining-room when I went to bed—three of the sticks were mine—some had been in the dining-room and</p>
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<p>some in the hall—the prisoner Wagner had been a servant in the house from August 11th to September 1st, when he was discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wagner.</hi> You were there three weeks—I did not give you the latch-key; you were not allowed to have one—keys are sometimes taken away by visitors—it is a private boarding-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This flask is mine; it has my initials on it—I cannot say that I had seen it since Wagner left—I did not give him leave to take it away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-40" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES REED</persName> </hi> (158
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). On 17th September, about two a.m., I saw the prisoners in Oxford Street, going towards Oxford Circus from the Marble Arch—I stopped them, and found in their possession five umbrellas, two walking-sticks, a timepiece, and a key—they said that their mistress had been to Grosvenor Place to a party, and they were fetching the things to take them to Russell Square, and offered to go back with me to Grosvenor Place—when we got near No. 23 they threw down the umbrellas and sticks and made off—I caught Wilson, and Wagner got a way—I am sore Wagner is the other man—I spoke to him, and have heard him speak to-day; I have no doubt of him—I found this small timepiece and a pipe and case on Wilson—I found this flask at Wagner's lodgings with the prosecutor's initials on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-41" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-41" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). I went with Reed to 108, Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, at ten a.m. on Sunday, and saw Wagner—Reed said, "That is the man who escaped from me"—I said, "We are police-officers; your friend Anton Wilson or Snosenrack is in custody for breaking into Mr. Taylor's house, where you used to be employed, and this constable says you are the man who escaped from him; I am going to take you in custody"—he said, "Yes, I was with him all day on Friday; I did not break into Mr. Taylor's house"—I searched his house, and found this flask—I went back to the station, and said, "I found this at your lodging; it has Mr. Taylor's initials on it"—he said, "Yes, it is Mr. Taylor's."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wagner.</hi> You did not say that you were in bed on Friday night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-42" type="given" value="ALFRED ARTHUR"/>ALFRED ARTHUR MILLWARD</persName> </hi> I am clerk to the Guardians of St. Pancras—on 16th September I left 23 Granville Place, Portman Square, about midnight—I am positive I shut the door firmly when I left, and, according to my invariable habit I placed my hand against it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson's Defence.</hi> I saw a man, and he could not speak much English—he said he had been to his mistress, and asked me to carry some of the things. When a policeman came he threw them on the ground and ran away. I do not know anything about the key. I do not know the man; it was not this man; I never saw him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wagner's Defence.</hi> I was at the Queen's Hotel, Norwood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-912-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-912-18921017 t18921017-912-punishment-7"/>Four Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-44" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DONOVAN</persName> </hi>. I assist my mother in her grocer's business—</p>
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<p>on 16th August last the prisoner came in between one and three for a tin of milk, price 9 1/2 d., and gave me a five shilling-piece—I gave her change, and she left the shop—I tried the coin in my mouth, and took it to my mother, who tried it in the tester, and found it was bad—I afterwards took care of it; this is it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The police afterwards came to me—I think I had seen the person who uttered the coin before, but I could not say if I had; I had seen someone like her—when she came in on 16th August I recognised her as someone I had seen before—I was afterwards shown the prisoner among other girls at the Police-court upon the day she was charged—I could not say if she was dressed as she was on 16th August; I remembered her face—I should think that the person on 16th August was highly respectably dressed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I picked the prisoner out from the other girls; I recognised her face.</p>
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<persName id="t18921017-name-45" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-45" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HARDING</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in Mr. Green's baker's shop at 150, High Street, Harlesden—on Monday, 5th September, the prisoner came in about one o'clock for two scones, value three halfpence, and gave me a five shilling-piece—I took the coin to Mrs. Green, in the parlour, who bounced it on the floor, and thought it was good—afterwards I took it back to the prisoner and said we could not change it; she gave back the scones and took the crown, and said she was going down lower, and would call back for the scones—she never came back—I did not mark the coin in any way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-46" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE EASTERBROOK</persName> </hi>. I live at 75, High Street, Harlesden, and assist in my father's shop—on 1st September, between one and half-past one, the prisoner came in for a pocket-handkerchief, price threepence, and gave me a five shilling-piece—I asked if she had smaller change; she said she had three halfpence—I tested the crown, found it was bad, and showed it to my father, who came into the shop and asked the prisoner, "Do you know this is bad?"—I believe she said, "No"—my father asked her where she got it, and she said from a 'bus conductor, in change for half a sovereign—my father asked where she lived—she said, "8, Harlesden Road"—he said, "There is no such number"—he said the coin was bad, and advised her to see the conductor and get the coin back—this is the coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She said the 'bus conductor had given her the coin on the Sunday, the day before, in the afternoon.</p>
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<persName id="t18921017-name-47" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-47" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EASTERBROOK</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, of 75, High Street, Harlesden, and father of the last witness—I was in the room at the back of my shop on 5th September, when my daughter came in and showed me a bad crown-piece—I went to my street door, saw a constable, and made a communication to him, and then I came into my shop and said to the prisoner, "This is a bad coin; what is your address?"—she refused to give it because her mother was very dangerously ill, and it would kill her—I said, "Would it be more dangerous to your mother to know you had been locked up?"—she said, "You may lock me up or break the coin, which you like"—I gave her back the coin, and she left soon afterwards—this is the coin; I saw my daughter mark it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My wife advised the prisoner to get the coin changed by the 'bus conductor—I was not present when the prisoner said she had received it from a conductor on Sunday afternoon.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). On 5th September, shortly after Stevens had made a communication to me, I saw the prisoner leave Mr. Easterbrook's shop, and I followed her along the Harrow Road in the direction of Harrow—I saw her about to enter a china shop, and she turned and saw me on the opposite side of the road in uniform, and she at once turned round and hurried along Tavistock Road, a side road—I overtook and stopped her, and took a purse from her hand, in which was this crown and 1 1/2 d. bronze—I told her the crown was bad—she said, "Oh"—I said, "Where did you get it from?"—she said, "I received it from a 'bus conductor in change for a half-sovereign the previous Sunday afternoon"—on the way to the station she said, "I refuse my address on account of my mother being ill, and if she knew of this it would kill her"—this is the coin I found in her purse; it is marked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took her back to Mr. Easterbrook's shop—I had not seen him before, but another constable, who made a communication to me—when I went after her I knew she had been there with a bad crown—the china shop is next door to the corner, within some five or ten yards of it—Tavistock Road would be the first turning on the right-hand side past the china shop—she would have to pass the shop to get to that road coming from Easterbrook's—I was on the opposite side—she did not stand at the corner of the street for a minute—I was some fifty yards from her, perhaps; she turned straight round the corner—the china shop is possibly two or three hundred yards from Easterbrook's—she did not enter any of the other shops there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She actually had her foot in the doorway of the shop, when she turned and saw me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOLTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector X</hi>). I charged the prisoner at Willesden Police-station on the charge preferred by Easterbrook, and cautioned her—she said, "I took a 'bus from the other side of the Lock Hospital, Harrow Road, on Sunday, 4th inst., and was put down in the Harrow Road, somewhere about here, but I do not know the place. I gave half a sovereign to the conductor of the 'bus, and he gave me the 5s. in change. I am not going to tell you where I live, as I don't want my mother to know"—I took that statement down, and read it over to her, and she signed it, and said, "Quite right."</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-49" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BARTLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective X</hi>). The prisoner gave an address which was found to be correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two crowns are both counterfeits; from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-51" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN COULIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Southbrook Mews, Berkeley Square, and am a laundress there—my daughter, the prisoner, has been in the habit of working for me at a weekly wage—all through August, from Bank Holiday till 5th September, she was living and sleeping with me—she did not to my knowledge attend anywhere during that time—I paid her 10s. a week wages; sometimes a little more, according to the work that came in—I last saw her on the Monday she was taken into custody—on the previous Saturday I paid her 10s. in gold.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She has helped me in the laundry business since she was a child; I have lived twenty-five years in that neighbourhood—she</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-52" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN COULIN</persName> </hi>. I am the last witness's daughter—during the month of August the prisoner, my sister, was working at home for my mother—my sister was taken very bad on Sunday, 14th, and on 18th August I took her to the doctor; this is the order he gave her to go into the dispensary—she was hardly able to walk—my sister attended at the dispensary from 18th August to 1st September—I went with her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She ceased to attend on 1st September—she was unable to go for medicine, and had to send for it—the doctor did not come to see her at home—the surgery is about half a mile from our house, I should say—I went with her once, she was unable to go afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. On the Sunday she was taken ill she lay on the bed in the afternoon, unable to eat—on the Tuesday after that she was at home working for mother; she was not able to work—she was bad all the week—she did no work on the Monday—I live at home and work for mother—she was at home on Monday, lying on the sofa, bad; she complained of pains in her head—on Monday she got worse; she seemed to get worse gradually—on Tuesday, 16th, and Wednesday, 17th, she was on the couch—she was at home every day—we did not go for the doctor before the 18th, because we did not have the shilling we had to pay—I am paid 5s. a week and food by my mother—I did not get my 5s. on that Saturday, nor did my sister get her 10s., because she did not work for it—on the Saturday before she was taken ill she had 10s. in gold—I cannot explain why we could not pay the doctor the shilling—my mother knew of this illness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-53" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH PACKER</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Borden Street, Grosvenor Street—my husband is a foreman farrier—I live two streets from the prisoner's mother, and occasionally I go to their house and have a talk—on 17th August I was there, and Mrs. Coulin told me Annie was very ill—Annie was there, and she was very ill—her mother said she appeared to hare been ill for two or three days, and she had been giving her brandy, and I said brandy was bad, and I should advise her to have a doctor—she had violent pains in the stomach and bowels.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went and saw the prisoner, who was lying on a couch and could not get up, and I said, "If I were you I should go to the hospital," and the mother said she had no money to spare for the doctor—I saw her on the following Friday, and on the previous Monday I was there for about ten minutes about half-past nine a.m., and she was in bed—I only heard of this charge a few days ago—I did not go to the Police-court—I first heard she was complaining of these pains on the Wednesday.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA CUTHBERT</hi> (37)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS WILLIAM DARNELL</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18921017-914-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-56" type="given" value="DELIA"/>DELIA GARDNER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Sir Francis Burdett beer-house in Angelina Gardens, Bethnal Green—on Monday, 12th September, I saw the two prisoners there, they came in together—the female prisoner asked for a pot of ale, which came to fourpence, and tendered a two shilling-piece in payment—I thought it did not look right, and I took it</p>
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<p>to Mrs. Miles, the landlady, in the parlour; she tested it and found it was bad—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the coin—I returned into the bar with Mrs. Miles—the prisoners were still there—Mrs. Miles said to her, "What money do you call this?"—she said, "A two shilling-piece"—Mrs. Miles said, "It is a bad one"—she wanted to have it back—Mrs. Miles said, "No, have you any more by you? and if you have I will have you locked up; I have a policeman here"—the prisoner offered to pay for the ale; I did not see her pass the other coin to the male prisoner, but I heard it drop—it sounded like a two shilling-piece; she was standing facing the man with his back to the wall.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-57" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I live at 46, Crescent Place, Hackney Road—on the night of 12th September I was in this public-house—I saw the prisoners come in together—the female called for a pot of ale—I heard a conversation with the last witness and the landlady about a bad two shilling-piece—the female prisoner said, "Take this"—she put her hand in her pocket and took something out, and said, "Take this"—he did not take it—something dropped from her hand—I afterwards saw a two shilling-piece lying on the floor—I saw it fall; he would not take it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-58" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY GIBSON</persName> </hi> (56
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was off duty, in plain clothes, at this publichouse on 12th September, in the private bar—Gardner made a communication to me—I saw Mrs. Miles and this two shilling-piece—she tested it in the machine; it was bad—I went into the bar where the prisoners were; they were standing side by side in front of the bar—the male prisoner had a quart pot in his hand, drinking out of it; one paid for the two—I said to the man, "How many more have you got?"—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I looked on the floor, and saw this other one lying between the prisoners—Constable Masterman came in, also in plain clothes—I said I should arrest them for trying to pass counterfeit coin—I took the man, and Masterman took the female—the man had on him sixpence in bronze—he gave his right name, but no address; he afterwards said he lived somewhere in Margaret's Place—when the coin was on the floor they did not try to conceal it by putting their feet upon it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-59" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MASTERMAN</persName> </hi> (104
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I arrested the female, and took her to the station—when charged she said, "I knew it was a wrong one; I wanted to pass the other two shilling-piece to the male prisoner, and I dropped it"—he said he knew nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-60" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These florins are both bad, and from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-914-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18921017-914-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-914-18921017 t18921017-914-punishment-9"/>Six Month' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DARNELL</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18921017-914-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18921017-914-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-914-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-915-18921017 t18921017-915-punishment-10"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-915-18921017 t18921017-915-punishment-11"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">One Fortnight's Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18921017-916-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921017-918-offence-1 t18921017-name-74"/>Patrick Burns</persName>, and stealing 18s., his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-75" type="surname" value="BURNS"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-75" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK BURNS</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor on board the
<hi rend="italic">Euston</hi>, which was lying in the London Docks—on 8th October, between one and two o'clock I was going down Ratcliff Highway, and six or seven men stopped me—Brown and Smith were two of them—one of them asked me to give them the money I had—I said I only had sufficient for my own needs, but if I had any more I would give it to them—Smith then struck me on my neck, and blows showered upon me very quickly from all the six or seven—I fought with them about four minutes, and got knocked down, and then they started kicking me—I saw Brown kick me on the region of my heart; I saw his features distinctly—I had a half-sovereign and eight shillings in silver in a purse in my trousers pocket—I felt a hand go into that pocket, and the purse being put back—during that time kicks were coming upon me from all quarters—one of them tugged at my watch, but I had it through one button-hole, and it did not go while they were kicking me they said, "Let us kill him"—a constable came up, and I became unconscious—I afterwards missed the money from my purse—I had had four or five glasses of beer that night, but no spirits.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not come up with a knife in my hand to stab you—I did not say at the station that I had lost no money and that I wanted to let the prisoners go.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-76" type="surname" value="GOLDING"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-76" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GOLDING</persName> </hi> (301
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was in Dean Street, Ratcliff Highway, which leads into Cable Street, and saw the prosecutor on the ground calling "Police!" and "Help!"—Brown was kneeling on him fumbling in his pockets, and Smith and Stevens leaning over him one on each side—they all ran away—I caught Brown—he said, "I will go quietly"—I said I should take him for assault and robbery—I found a knife on him—as I was taking him to the station Mary Williams came up in Cable Street, and Brown put his hand in his pocket and passed some silver and bronze money to her; some of it dropped on the pavement—she followed to the station, where I spoke to Stringer, who went out and brought Williams in—after the charge was read Brown said, "I put the purse back into your pocket, and you will find it there now"—Burns was bleeding from his left eye; he was insensible when I went up, but he came to in a few minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-77" type="surname" value="STRINGER"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-77" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK STRINGER</persName> </hi> (49
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On 8th October, about 1.30 a.m., I was on duty in Dean Street and heard shouts of "Police!" and "Help!" in Cable Street—I went towards Cable Street, and Smith ran round the corner towards me; he turned back and I ran after him and said, "You must come with me"—he said, "All right, governor, I will go with you—I took him by the coat and took hold of his right arm; he had this knife in his right hand, shut—on the way to the station with Smith I saw Brown</p>
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<p>in custody, and saw him put his hand back to Williams, who was behind, and I heard money jink—I shouted, "Look out there! there is money being passed"—Williams was two or three yards behind—I heard money fall in the street—after I took Smith to the station I went out and arrested Williams, and said "You must come with me to the station"—she said, "Me?"—I said "Yes," and took her in—she was searched by the female searcher, who said, "Here is 4s. in silver and 1s. 5d. in copper; I found it in her bosom; here is the purse"—I found a sixpence on Smith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith</hi>, When I caught you you said that the prosecutor was going to stab you—you nearly ran up against me, and turned back and ran in the opposite direction to where the prosecutor was lying.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-78" type="surname" value="COXHIIL"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-78" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH COXHIIL</persName> </hi> (76
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On October 8th, about 1.30, I was in Dean Street, and heard cries of "Police!" and "Help!" in Cable Street—I went there and saw Burns lying on the ground and the three male prisoners running away—I did not know either of them—I seized Stevens—he said, "All right, governor, I will-go quiet"—nothing was found on him—he made no answer to the charge—he was about two yards from the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-79" type="surname" value="HAMILTON"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-79" type="given" value="HENRY THOMAS"/>HENRY THOMAS HAMILTON</persName> </hi>. I am a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians and a medical practitioner, of 248, Commercial Road—on October 8th I saw Burns at the station at two a.m., suffering from an incised clean-cut wound over his left eye—it might have been caused by a fall, or a blow, or a knife—he was bleeding, and there were abrasions about his face, a large one over his right eye—I examined his body and found several recent bruises, such as would be caused by kicks—he was in a dazed condition—he had had something to drink, but he was not the worse for liquor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-80" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-80" type="surname" value="SHEARING"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-80" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN SHEARING</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at King David's Lane Police-station; on the morning of October 8th I searched Williams, and found 4s. in silver and 1s. 5d. in bronze in her bosom, the silver was in a purse in a handkerchief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Brown says:</hi> "Mary Williams was not there at all; she came up at the last."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith says:</hi> "I plead not guilty to the robbery; all I did was to protect myself."</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STEVENS</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18921017-918-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18921017-918-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-918-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Middlesex Sessions on March</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18921017-918-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-918-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-918-18921017 t18921017-918-punishment-14"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROWN</hi>,
<rs id="t18921017-918-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18921017-918-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-918-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Middlesex Sessions on</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th February</hi>, 1887—
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<interp inst="t18921017-918-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-918-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-918-18921017 t18921017-918-punishment-15"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18921017-918-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18921017-918-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-918-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18921017-918-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-918-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-918-18921017 t18921017-918-punishment-16"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18921017-918-verdict-4" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18921017-918-verdict-4" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-918-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GEORGE BUNDY</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18921017-919-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-919-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an order for £2 8s. 9d., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SOUTHWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-82" type="given" value="EDWARD LEWIS"/>EDWARD LEWIS STYLES</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the City Bank, Ludgate Hill branch—R. C. Cutting and Co., Limited, have an account there—I paid this cheque B on August 22nd; it is on one of our forms, and purports to be signed by two directors, Mr. Heale and Mr. Douglas, and countersigned by the prisoner—it is a splendid imitation, but I notice two Greek "e's" in Mr. Heale's signature—that is subject to being signed by two directors, and countersigned by the secretary—I also cashed the cheque</p>
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<p>of August 13th on August 13th—the "order" is changed to "bearer," and initialled by the secretary only—that also is a good imitation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> It is impossible to say who presented the cheques—they were paid in cash—my manager afterwards drew my attention to them—we have an order giving us instructions to pay any cheque with the signature of two directors and countersigned by the secretary—Mr. Douglas and Mr. Heale signed it—I can fetch it in five minutes—you opened the account with £10,000 on May 11th, 1892, and the net credit is £195 10s. on May 13th—in this, the company's passbook (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), there is a credit of £125 drawn out in your name; this is the cheque, and this is the counterfoil—£131 is crossed out, and £125 put in its place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This pass-book was perfect when it left the bank; some leaves are now missing; they have been torn out somewhat skillfully—the last entry left now is June 30th—the opposite side would show a debit balance—there is nothing to show when the pass-book was made out—the clerk in the bank would not tear the leaves out—these cheques must have gone out with the pass-book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-83" type="surname" value="DOUGLAS"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-83" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD"/>ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS</persName> </hi>. I am an electrical engineer, and am one of the directors of R. C. Cutting, Douglas, and Co.—this is their pass-book—it was opened on May 11th, when the cheque forms were taken from the bank—there was an arrangement that two directors should sign cheques, and that the prisoner should draw them and countersign—I believe the prisoner was present when the arrangement was made—this cheque of July 6th, B26057, for £2 8s. 9d., to Bundy and Co., is one of the series, and to the best of my belief it is filled up by the prisoner, and countersigned by him, but it is not my signature—I did not give him authority to sign my name—the counterfoil is filled up for £2 10s.—these initials to "bearer" are not mine; it is a forgery—the counterfoil appears to have been altered; it is genuine, but that of August 20th is not genuine—my writing is very well imitated, but the initials are very bad—this cheque, A26045, for £6, was drawn for cash purposes—the body of it is, I believe, in the prisoner's writing—the signature is not mine; I did not give him authority to sign my name—the counterfoil is August 15th instead of 13th, and £5 instead of £6; it is for petty cash—I did not see the pass-book after June 30th; it had no leaves torn from it then, but it has now—we could not get it from the prisoner; he said he had left it at home—this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) bears my genuine signature—according to this resolution (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) any two directors could operate on the account—the prisoner had the custody of the cheque-book, and drew the cheques.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was with you, and saw the bank manager when the account was opened—the £6 cheque is for cash purposes, to bearer—very likely other cheques were drawn for the same purpose—the initials "to bearer" are very different from mine—an entry appears in the minute-book that the cheque for £125 found on you was drawn under a misapprehension—on the morning of your arrest you came earlier than usual; I told you to do so, that I might talk matters over with you—I have not got the minute-book here. (
<hi rend="italic">It was sent for.</hi>)—the pass-book was found on you on your arrest; you asked me once to lock it up, because the drawer in which you kept it had been broken open, and I recollect somebody coming and asking me for the keys of</p>
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<p>my desk—I do not know that it had been left open in your drawer—I do not know whether your drawer was forced open in your absence, I saw the broken lock, and I was told it was one of your tricks—I was not aware till two or three days ago that you missed a blank cheque from the cheque-book—I am not aware that when you were in a hurry you left the counterfoil to be filled up on a subsequent occasion—if you had taken the pass-book out after the cheques were uttered, you would have had them with the pass-book—you agreed to accept a nominal salary of 12s. 6d. a week—there is a bill in existence which has a signature on it not my own; that was before this became a limited company; I do not know whose signature it is, but I know who admitted signing it—the person is not connected with the firm—the company has been wound up through you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner never communicated to me that he had imitated my signature or Mr. Heale's—he said at the Mansion House, "I admit imitating Mr. Douglas's signature, but I claim the right to do so"</p>
<p>E. L.
<hi rend="smallCaps">STYLES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is the book into which we pasted the form with the signatures of the directors, and upon that the account was opened—five names are mentioned, but only two gave us a specimen of their signatures, and at the time the forgeries were carried on, a gentleman at the bank took a blue pencil and ran through Bundy's name—he never claimed a right to imitate the directors' signatures.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-84" type="surname" value="HEALE"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-84" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM HEALE</persName> </hi>. I signed this form as a director of this company as the bank's authority to pay cheques—cheque B, for £2 8s. 9d., is not signed by me, nor is the initialling of "bearer" instead of "order"—it is a very good imitation of my signature, but there is a discrepancy in the final "e"—I never gave the prisoner authority to sign my name—cheque A has not my signature; it is also a forgery—he never told me he had imitated my signature—I never knew that he had been operating upon the account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have done business with you in connection with my advertising business, but had rather not say whether you ever betrayed the trust I reposed in you, but you told me I had a very favourable balance, and when I looked into it I found it was just the reverse—the account has not been audited.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He came to me on January 1st this year; I did not know him previously.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-85" type="surname" value="MITCHELL"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MITCHELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector</hi>). On September 7th, about 10.15 a.m., I went to the office of this company and saw the prisoner, and said to him, in Mr. Heale's presence, that Mr. Douglas gave him in custody for forging and uttering the two cheques, one for £2 8s. 9d., and one for £6; he said, "Very well, Mr. Mitchell, I will go with you"—on the way to the station he said, "I only get 12s. 6d. a week; I shall plead guilty to the charge; I suppose they will bring up the old affair against me"—I searched him and found a cheque-book on him, in which cheques were pasted back, and a pass-book with the leaves torn out of it, which showed the balance at the end of the half-year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said that you were quite willing to plead guilty, so that the news should not reach your friends, but I said I would send for your father—you did not give me your address on the understanding that I would not let your mother know; I knew your address</p>
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<p>previously—I did not speak to your mother or see her—you wished me to take possession of the papers found at your lodgings and at your office, for your defence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-86" type="surname" value="STOWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-86" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC STOWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller to R.C. Cutting, Douglas and Co.—the prisoner frequently drew cheques, leaving the counterfoil to be filled in at some future time—I do not recollect his filling in £5 on a blank counterfoil—on the night before you were arrested you said that you saw Mr. Heale and me in the City Bank—I made an appointment for you at 8.30 next morning—I had an I O U of yours for ten shillings, which I paid you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J.W. COPELAND, JUN</hi>. I am secretary to the Commercial Joint Stock Company, Limited—I am not aware that you managed the department for the advertising company—I have seen you occasionally with cheques of the company—I have not seen the balance-sheet drawn up by Mr. Russell—you officiated as secretary to the Commercial Joint Stock Company, Limited, and all cheques were drawn by you—I have not examined your books since you resigned, but you explained them to the managing director—the accounts are not practically closed—you drew a cheque en the Capital and Counties Bank on your own signature—I have applied to the bank, and they said that they would produce it on subpoena.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> What I am speaking about has nothing to do with this Limited Company—I have only known the prisoner since January.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-87" type="surname" value="SIBLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-87" type="given" value="GEORGE SQUIRE"/>GEORGE SQUIRE SIBLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to R. C. Cutting, Douglas and Co.—I remember your asking me if I knew anything about a cheque which was missing from your cheque-book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-88" type="surname" value="MEAKEND"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-88" type="given" value="ANTONY"/>ANTONY MEAKEND</persName> </hi>. I was a director of R. C. Cutting, Douglas and Co.—I have no recollection of sanctioning the drawing of a cheque for you for £125—it might have been done without my knowledge, if authorised by the board.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence in reply.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-89" type="surname" value="MITCHELL"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-89" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MITCHELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I produce a certificate of the prisoner's conviction on 25th July, 1887, at this Court, for obtaining whisky, value £100, by false pretences—I had him in custody; he was sentenced to five years' penal servitude.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that this was no company at all, not being legally registered; that the instructions to the bank were given by him, and not by the directors, who were only dummies, and contended that if he had been guilty he should not have kept the appointment which was made for his apprehension; that the company was without shareholders or subscribers, and that the capital was his own; and stated that he had been conducting himself in an honourable way since his conviction, and that, although he had paid in all the capital, he had only received about</hi> £12
<hi rend="italic">since his connection with the firm.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F.W. HEALE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It is not true that the capital was the prisoner's—I did not know that he was liberated on a ticket-of-leave in December.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The £205 which you paid in you got from a cheque drawn by me on my bank.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-919-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-919-18921017 t18921017-919-punishment-17"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">To find surety and to enter into his own recognisances of</hi> £100
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<hi rend="italic">To find surety and to enter into recognisances of</hi> £100
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On 19th September I was in the City Road in plain clothes—about 5.45 a.m. I saw the prisoner carrying this large bundle—I followed him into Kenmore Road, where I stopped him—I told him I was a police officer, and asked him what the bundle contained—he said, "Some clothing I have brought from my lodgings"—not believing his statement, I told him I should take him into custody—on the way to the station he said, "I may as well tell you all about it, governor. I am living along with a girl named Miss Hood, at 26, City Road; she is hard up, and so am I, and she has given me some of her clothing to pawn"—he was detained at the station while I made inquiries at the address given, which I found to be false—Mrs. Coverdale gave information at the station—she afterwards identified these articles—I found a key on the prisoner which fits her door—he had been charged with unlawful possession; he was charged with burglary—he said, "I did not get into the house, but I got the goods because I was hard up."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I am very sorry for what I have done; I was not in my right mind. I was very hard up; I have lost my money in betting."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-927-18921017 t18921017-927-punishment-25"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18921017-928-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlawfully attempting to commit an act of gross indecency with another male person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-928-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-928-18921017 t18921017-928-punishment-26"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Month' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<p>on each side of the bags which has been painted over—the address on the lock is "H. T. Osborn, Harpenden"—on the Rev. Mr. Gross' bag three letters have been scratched out—you can see that it has been "J. H. G."—it has been broken open—I showed those two bags to Edwards—she said, "I bought them of a little dark man. who sold me the fur cape"—there are initials on this bag now, which have been partly burnt out and painted over—I found a coat in the back room on the same floor as the shop, with the name of Hodgson on the tab.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am told that Elizabeth Edwards is married, and her husband carries on the business, and the prisoner Brooks is her father, living with them—I did not see Edwards; a man escaped, but I did not see him—the witness who saw him escape is not here—I was with Detective Vial—I quite believe that Edwards did escape by the back window—Brookes has been on bail; his son bailed him—beyond saying, "She has bought nothing," Brookes took no part in the conversation—Edwards identified Stewart, but did not say how often she had seen him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They have the basement of the house and the ground floor, which is a shop—as far as I know the old man slept there—I do not know whether Edwards is married.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-130" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MARSHALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I am stationed at Bow Street—on September 16th I went to St. Martin's Court, and found this large trunk under a heap of clothing in the shop, almost out of sight—some initials on the wood have been erased—the maker's name is inside—it was empty, but these surgical instruments were found in the shop on the shelves of a dresser—this is a medical book; there is no name in it—Nicholls found this other book in a hand-bag, and handed it to me—it is a Provident Institution Savings Bank book; it is in the name of Elizabeth Brookes; she is the depositor—the last deposit was on September 14th, 1892, the day before the arrest, and the first on January 9, 1891, but it has been brought forward from another book—the amount of the deposits is £140 14s. 10d.—Mr. Hodgson identified these hair brushes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is not the first book of deposit: £110 3s. 2d. is brought forward on January 9, 1891—the society is "The Provident Institution"—Sergeant Nicholls has inquired there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-131" type="surname" value="DOYLE"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-131" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DOYLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective officer</hi>). I went with Nicholls and found three cases of surgical instruments and a medical book—the prisoner Edwards handed me one case, and asked me if that was what I was looking for—I said, "No; where did you get it from?"—she said, "I bought it of a little dark man, of whom I bought a skunk cape; I was not aware that it was stolen"—I found some boot-trees under a basket in the kitchen, and a coat and trousers in the shop, which Mr. White identified—I found, under a bed, two white hats and a pair of boots identified by Mr. Gross—these things (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) were hanging up in the back bedroom; Mr. Gross's name is on them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries about Brooks—he kept one of the silhouette tables at the Royal Aquarium—I was informed that he has been an engineer and a photographic artist—I cannot tell you when he went to reside with his daughter—Edwards referred to Stewart about three times; she seemed in a very nervous condition; the only thing she produced was the case of instruments—I believe Brooks to be her father—I have kept observation on the house, but I do not know the</p>
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<p>absconding Edwards by sight—I had a description of him from Sergeant Nicholls before I watched the premises.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-132" type="surname" value="WELLS"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-132" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WELLS</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Grand Hotel, St. Pancras—on 12th August I met the train arriving there at 7.30 p.m.—Mr. Hodgson arrived by it; I knew him well—he had this bag with him (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I put it and a hat box on a barrow, and left them at the hotel—I ran to the next train, and then Mr. Hodgson told me that the bag was missing—I could not find any trace of it, and saw it next at Bow Street Police-court—there was a red stripe on it, but it has been obliterated since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-133" type="surname" value="PRATT"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN PRATT</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the London and Northwestern Railway, at Euston, and look after the Lost Property Office—on August 14th, about 1.30 p.m., I went on duty, and found this trunk and two others, marked "Dr. Corner, Montreal"—I entered them in my book, and left them when I went off duty because the cloak-room was full—it was Sunday—when I went on duty again I missed this one—it has been broken open, and the name erased—the initials E. C. M. were at this end.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-134" type="surname" value="GROSS"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-134" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS A. GROSS</persName> </hi>. On 27th July I went to Charing Cross to book for Tunbridge, and saw my three pieces of luggage labelled by a ticket clerk, and left them in his charge; they contained clothes and some studs—the value was about £18—the initials J. H. G. have been erased, but the remains of them are here—it has been broken open.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-135" type="surname" value="COFFIN"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-135" type="given" value="ELIJAH"/>ELIJAH COFFIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">L. and N. W. M. Police</hi>). I have an office at Euston—a claim of £40 has been made for Dr. Corner's property—he is abroad—I recognise this trunk from the description.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-136" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-136" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WHITE</persName> </hi>. lam a waiter at 132, Pimlico Road—on August 28th, about eight p.m., I was at Charing Cross with luggage belonging to Charles Burton—I left it in charge of a porter, and went away for a short time—when I came back I missed it—I packed it myself—there was a coat and boot-trees in it, and initials C. C. B. on it, which are not here now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-137" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-137" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED NICHOLLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>). The secretary informed me that Elizabeth Edwards had been a depositor there for a number of years—I got a description of Mr. Edwards from an informer, not from a person who told me he had been at the shop—he described two men at the shop, and I gave the description to Doyle—I never saw him myself—I had not been to the shop till that morning, but I had kept observation upon it—I have been told that Brooks went to reside with his daughter since his wife's death, which I have no doubt was recent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. Stewart gave me no information—a second man was described as well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no evidence against</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROOKS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">in which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">concurred.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-933-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARDS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-933-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-933-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18921017-933-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-933-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-933-18921017 t18921017-933-punishment-31"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18921017-933-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-933-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>There were four similar other indictments against Brooks and Edwards,</rs> to which</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARDS</hi>
<rs id="t18921017-933-verdict-4" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18921017-933-verdict-4" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-933-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROOKS</hi>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18921017-933-verdict-5" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18921017-933-verdict-5" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-933-verdict-5" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STEWART</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of robbery with violence on February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18921017-933-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18921017-933-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-933-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-933-18921017 t18921017-933-punishment-32"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">expressed their approbation of Nicholls's conduct, in which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">concurred.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN ROURKE</hi> (45)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KATE ROURKE</hi> (17)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921017-934-offence-1 t18921017-name-140"/>Lessau Wangi Jarusgar Moolla</persName>, to which</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KATE ROURKE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18921017-934-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18921017-934-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-934-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-141" type="given" value="LESSAU WANGI JARUSGAR"/>LESSAU WANGI JARUSGAR MOOLLA</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, of 172, Palmerston Buildings, City—I have occasionally seen Ann Rourke cleaning my office—I missed some silk in April—I identified these two pieces (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), value £4 or £5—it is for making waistcoats in India—I informed the police—I never saw the elder prisoner to my knowledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was not in my employ; she was employed by the City Offices Company.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-142" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FREEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to the City Offices Company—the prisoners were employed there as cleaners; the elder prisoner cleaned Nos. 20 to 22 and 40 to 42, and the younger 172, 173, and 191; 172 and 173 are occupied by Mr. Moolla.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had a good character with the elder prisoner, she has been with me two years—the younger prisoner had the entree to the whole of the offices.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-143" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-143" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CAMPBELL</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to the executors of Mr. Barker, a pawnbroker of Houndsditch—I produce a piece of pink silk pledged on 27th. January for 15s. in the name of Jane Rourke, by one of the prisoners; I cannot say which—they have been regular customers two or three times a week—on March 17th they both came and pledged this piece of silk (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for 7s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure they were both present on 17th March; they were regular customers—sometimes they came together and sometimes one and sometimes the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I remember this occasion, because they would not take what I offered them, and they afterwards brought it back and took the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not know their occupation—I knew they were in a humble class of life, but they had been customers for years, not for valuable silks, but for general clothing—I had no suspicion whatever.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-144" type="surname" value="ABBOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-144" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ABBOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). Early this year I received information about the robbery of silk from Mr. Moolla's premises—I saw the prisoners in Mr. Freeman's office in April, and said, "There has been some silk stolen from Mr. Moolla's office; do you know anything about it?"—they' both said, "No," and it was allowed to drop—from subsequent information I went to see them again on September 8th, and said, "You remember me speaking to you in April about some silk missing from Mr. Moolla's office?"—they said, "Yes"—I spoke to them separately first, and then together—I said, "At that time you said you knew nothing about it; it has come to my knowledge that a piece of silk is in pledge which is identified by Mr. Moolla, which was stolen from his office in January last"—they were taken in custody; I only knew about one piece then—Campbell was confronted with them, and said he was positive they were both in the shop—they were then charged with stealing one piece—I went to their house, 173, Cartwright Street; they have two rooms there—I found, in a chest of drawers in the front room, forty-one pawntickets in a small bag—I saw both prisoners the next morning with the tickets in my hand, and said to them, "I have been to your address, and in a chest of drawers I found all these pawntickets;" and I said to the elder prisoner,</p>
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<p>"Do they belong to you?"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "There are two relating to silk, one pledged in January and the other on February 2nd' she—said, "I know nothing about them; my daughter has said that she pledged or had taken two pieces of silk there that morning."</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN ROURKE</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18921017-934-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-934-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18921017-934-punishment-33" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18921017-934-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-934-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-934-18921017 t18921017-934-punishment-33"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KATE ROURKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th March</hi>, 1888.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18921017-934-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-934-18921017 t18921017-934-punishment-34"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921017-935-offence-1 t18921017-name-146"/>Joseph Osborne</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-147" type="surname" value="OSBORNE"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-147" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH OSBORNE</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 63, Great Portland Street—on 17th September, at 11.15 p.m., I was in the front kitchen, and heard the door open and somebody come into the passage—my wife called, "Is that you,
<hi rend="italic">Tom?"</hi> and getting no answer she went upstairs and I followed—when I got to the street door my wife said, "Run!"—I heard them calling "Stop thief!" and I ran and found the prisoner in custody—
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> is my son.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not see you in the house—you said at the station that you had lost £2.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-148" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-148" type="surname" value="OSBORNE"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-148" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN OSBORNE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on September 17th, at 11.15 p.m., I heard a noise at the passage door—I went up, but found no one in the passage—I went into the street, and saw Mr. Edwards, and in consequence of what he told me I went after two men and said, "What have you been in my house for?"—the tall man said, "I have not been in your house"—I said, "You have; this gentleman saw you come out," pointing to Mr. Edwards—he said, "It is a mistake; my key won't fit your door"—I said, "Let me see your key"—he gave me the key, we went back, and the key opened it—he spoke to the prisoner; I did not understand what he said, but the prisoner ran away—Mr. Edwards and Mr. Hitchcock pursued him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Before I went upstairs I heard footsteps in the passage, of more than one person, and called out, "Is that you,
<hi rend="italic">Tom?"</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say a single word which I understood—if you had said that a man had robbed you of your purse and money I should not have understood you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921017-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921017-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-149" type="surname" value="WESTCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18921017-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WESTCOTT</persName> </hi>. I live at 132, Great Titchfield Street—on Saturday, September 17th, I was with Mr. Edwards, passing the prosecutor's house, and saw the prisoner and another man leave the house—Mr. Edwards stopped and looked at them, and at that moment Mrs. Osborne opened the door, and Mr. Edwards made a communication to her—she followed them to the corner of the street, and charged them with being in her house, which they denied, and the tall man said, "This is my key; it will not open your door"—the tall man came right up to the door, and the prisoner part of the way—the key was tried, and it fitted—they commenced to run almost directly; Edwards followed them, calling "Stop thief!" and the prisoner was stopped—a man came up and spoke to one of them; I cannot say which; I was ten yards away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the other man put a handkerchief into his pocket with something in it—I saw you leaving the door, which was partly open.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He did not suggest at the Police-court that a man had put a handkerchief into his pocket—he spoke a little broken English.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-150" type="given" value="ERNEST CHARLES"/>ERNEST CHARLES EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer, of 31, Riding House Street—on 17th September, about 11.15, I was passing the prosecutor's house, and saw the prisoner and another man leave the door; a third man was present—Mrs. Osborne came to the door and told her what had occurred, and they stood twelve or thirteen yards further on conversing—she went back, and the tall man with her, who had a key which fitted the door—the prisoner came back part of the way—after they found that the key fitted they ran; I ran after them, and a constable stopped one, and I arrested the prisoner; he said in good English, "Not me, the big one"—the constable let the other man go; I ran after him, caught him, and struggled with him on the ground—as he ran away he threw away a key—I afterwards picked up this knife and sheath and chisel at the place where we struggled—a policeman took him to the station and I went with him—he was seated in a corner, and I heard something fall, and saw a constable pick up a handkerchief and a few keys—I saw his face when he came out of the house, and am sure he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-151" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HALDANE</persName> </hi> (269
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). On 17th September I was on duty in Regent Street, at 11.15, and heard a cry of "Stop thief!"—I saw the prisoner and a man not in custody running—I stopped the prisoner, he said, "It is not me, it is the other man," and I released him—Mr. Edwards came up and said, "He is the man" and seized him—I saw the struggle, and saw the chisel and knife picked up—while he was sitting at the station he dropped three keys in a handkerchief on the carpet—I found on him fourteen different kinds of keys, some of which are skeleton keys—this candle was in his inside pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. These are mostly latchkeys—I did not see how he put the chisel and knife down, that was done in the struggle—three keys were picked up by another witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not take the man when you told me, because he was too far off—you were running away from him, not after him—you said in good English that he had robbed you of your money—I heard a witness tell the Magistrate that you were the only man he knew in England, and that you had only been here two or three days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence through the Interpreter, said that the knife, the pipe, and the small keys were his, and the chisel he had nothing to do with, and that the other man gave him the things in a handkerchief to hold; that he never was in the house, but could not say whether the other man went in, but he believed he lived in the house, as he told him he had a room for him, and when he found he had robbed him of his purse he called out to stop him; and that he had only been three days in England when he was arrested.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">For cases tried in the Third Court, Wednesday, see Surrey cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MALLINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-153" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PROUD</persName> </hi>. I am second clerk at the West London Police-court—I was in court on 10th September—Mr. Curtis Bennett presided—a charge of felony was brought against Elizabeth Blanchard and the prisoner—witnesses were called—the prisoner made a statement, after which she was discharged from custody—later in the day Blanchard was again brought up, when she called the prisoner, who was sworn and gave her evidence—these are her depositions, which I took down. (
<hi rend="italic">This was read:</hi> "I was basement-maid at the Queen's Gate Hotel; I had been there five months. I remember prisoner giving me 5s. The half-crowns produced were the same. I got them on Thursday. I went home to 73, Woodchester Street, Paddington, that day, and to a friend's at Mansion Mews, Queen's Gate. We did not go to any shop till the evening. My mother and I went to Rudd's in the Harrow Road. I bought eight yards of print for 3s. 4d., and changed a sovereign for it. That was for the prisoner. I gave her 1s. 8d. in change on Friday morning and the stuff. I gave mother 10s. in gold. I only paid my tram fare 4d. I had 4s., two half-crowns, and a sixpence in my purse when I was taken. I gave 2d. away among four of my little brothers and sisters. I was in service at Craven Terrace five months up to May. I left because the family went abroad. My character was a very good one. Two other servants sleep in the same room as the prisoner. One has only been there a week; the other was there before I went. Prisoner had a Sunday out, and one evening during the week, Tuesday or Wednesday. She and I had been very good friends. As far as I know the other two girls were also good friends of the prisoner.")—the following Monday this letter came, addressed to the Magistrate, after which he gave directions to the police—on Wednesday, 14th, I drew up an information by Elizabeth Blanchard, upon which a warrant was granted for the prisoner's arrest—the prisoner was taken into custody, and brought up before Mr. Bennett, on Thursday, 15th—I took the depositions—I was a witness—the prisoner was committed for trial.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I take down the substance of the question and answer to make a connected narrative.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I take down what the witness says.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-154" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH ROBERTSON</persName> </hi>. I am bookkeeper to Mrs. Gardner, of the Queen's Hotel—the prisoner was basement-maid up to 9th September, for three or four months—Blanchard was pantry-maid for about fifteen months—she is still employed—in August last money had been missed—on 21st August a sum of money was missed, in consequence of which Detective Travies called, and, in my presence, marked two half-crowns, four shillings, and two sixpences—they were put in an envelope on which was written, "Odd money"—it was put in a drawer of the writing-desk that stands on my desk in my office—the drawer and the desk were both unlocked—after 22nd August I examined those coins from time to time—I last saw them on Friday, 9th September—I omitted to do so on 8th—on 9th,</p>
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<p>about two o'clock, I found in the envelope the four shillings and the two sixpences, the two half-crowns were missing—these two half-crowns produced are those which Travies marked, and which I missed on 9th September—I then gave information to Mrs. Gardner—a constable was sent for—Harlock was sent for to her bedroom—I was there, and the constable—her trunk was searched, and she was asked and produced her purse—amongst other money these two half-crowns were found—the constable asked her where she got them—she said Elizabeth Blanchard had given them to her, I think she said on the Thursday—Blanchard was sent for and came to the bedroom—Mrs. Gardner, who was present, asked her if she had given Harlock two half-crowns—she was called Harriet, the other girl Lizzie—she said yes, she had given her two half-crowns—Mrs. Gardner said, "I must give you both in charge"—the constable took them to the station with these coins and purse—the next day I went before the Magistrate, when these coins were shown to me, which I identified as the marked money—when the case was over the prisoner came back to the hotel—I was present when Mrs. Gardner said to the prisoner that evening, "Now, Harriet, I know more than you think I do, you had better tell me the truth," and "I can bring other evidence to show that you have taken other things"—Mrs. Gardner then produced these nibs and said, "Where did you get them from?"—the prisoner said she bought them at Porter's in Sussex Place for 8d. or 8 1/2 d.—a constable was again sent for—when he came I went out of the room for a few minutes—when I returned I heard a conversation. [
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MALLINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to what was said, on the ground that it was a threat or inducement by a person in authority. He cited the Queen</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Herne</hi> (1
<hi rend="italic">Carrington and Marshman, p.</hi> 109.)
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that this evidence referred to another charge and was admissible, citing Mack and Warner against Warner</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Russell on Crimes</hi>, 452),
<hi rend="italic">the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered it was doubtful, and did not admit it.</hi>]—The prisoner was taken to the Police-station—Mrs. Gardner did not attend to prosecute—no proceedings were taken—the prisoner came to the hotel the following Monday and got her boxes—I have not seen her since except at the Police-court—I purchased this box of nibs on the Thursday, about four p.m., and put them with the stores in a parcel—I took them out of the parcel and put them in the drawer where the envelope marked "odd money" was lying—I had cut the paper to enable the lid to be opened.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My cash-box is locked, but not the drawer—I am in the room the greater part of the day—I leave the room during luncheon-time—I am absent before breakfast whilst the room is being cleaned—the prisoner cleaned the room—others could go in while I was away—I did not lock my drawer, because it was always being used—I might leave 1d. or 2d. loose in the drawer—money had been before missed from my cash-box—I kept the key in my pocket almost always—there are about seventeen servants in the hotel—one is younger than Harlock—Harlock said she was seventeen—I examined the money every day except the 18th September—I took it out and counted it—I thought the thief was not coming—I was not contented with merely looking at the envelope—I missed counting the money on Thursday, 8th September, because it was a very busy day—I had busy days besides—I first noticed the envelope had been moved—I do not think that made me suspicious—I pay the wages—I paid the prisoner one sovereign on Thursday, 8th, her monthly</p>
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<p>wages—I paid Blanchard one sovereign and two half-crowns on the Saturday—also the kitchen-maid £1 8s. 4., and the scullery-maid £1 3s. 4.—I cannot remember the coins—I paid twelve or thirteen servants on the Saturday, varying sums—I am certain the half-crowns were not in the wages—she did not refuse to turn out her pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The cash-box was not in the same drawer as the money—I kept the key of the cash-box in my pocket, or when I was at the desk by my side—my cash box would not be in the drawer in the early morning when the prisoner cleaned the room, because I take it away at night and return it when I go to breakfast.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-155" type="given" value="MARY EMILY"/>MARY EMILY GARDNER</persName> </hi>. I am the proprietress of the hotel—the prisoner was basement and Blanchard scullery maid—money had been missed from the cash-box—I knew of the marking of the coins on my return after being away—whilst the prisoner and Blanchard were at the Police-court I made a search in the house—in the pocket of the prisoner's dress I found some gloves and these nibs, which were pat into the box and made up the number thirty-six—I think the number I found was sixteen or seventeen—I found the remainder of the thirty-six in the box in the drawer from which the money had been stolen—"¼ gross" is on the box—I conversed with the prisoner on her return from the Police-court—about ten minutes after coming downstairs the prisoner and Blanchard met in the housekeeper's room—each spoke to the other—after that the prisoner was again taken to the station—I refused to attend and charge her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I insisted upon the prisoner apologising to Blanchard—I did not tell her to make a statement—I said I would only forgive her if she apologised—I mentioned the numbers to the Magistrate—the dress I examined was an ordinary print—I have not a daughter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-156" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH ROBERTSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.) I did not open the box to get a pen, but to see if the number and sort were correct—I did not use a pen from the box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-157" type="given" value="JANE ELIZABETH"/>JANE ELIZABETH BLANCHARD</persName> </hi>. I had been pantry-maid at the Queen's Gate Hotel for fifteen months, when I was paid my wages on, the 3rd September, £20—on Thursday, the 8th September, the prisoner had a half-day off, and I said to her, "As you are going out get me some stuff"—she said she would—I told her the kind of stuff, and she was to get it where she pleased—that was about 12.30—I saw her next on Friday morning about nine, when she gave me the stuff and 1s. 8d. change, saying she had spent 3s. 4d.—she said she got it at Rudd's, in the Harrow Road—on 10th September the police came and made an investigation in the servants' bedroom—Mrs. Gardner sent for me, and when I got to the bedroom she said, "I will give you in charge for stealing"—I had not then heard the prisoner's statement about me—I said, "What for? What have I stolen?"—Mrs. Gardner said that Harriet said that I gave her the two half-crowns which Mrs. Gardner produced——I said I did not know I gave her two marked half-crowns; I gave her two half-crowns—several had mentioned about half-crowns being marked—we were charged by the constable, and taken to the station after we had changed our dresses—we were charged at the station—we remained in custody, and were brought before Mr. Curtis Bennett the next morning—the prisoner made a statement, after which she was discharged—I was put back in custody till the afternoon—I called the prisoner as my witness</p>
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<p>—she then made upon oath the same statement: that I had given her the two marked half-crowns—I heard her explain how she had spent the sovereign she had received in wages, and as to the balance—that same afternoon I was discharged from custody—I went back to the hotel—I next saw the prisoner in Mrs. Gardner's room; I left 'her in the room with Mrs. Gardner—I next saw her downstairs in the housekeeper's room—a policeman, Miss Wells, Mrs. Gardner, and Miss Roberton were there—in consequence of what Miss Wells told me I spoke to the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). I was present at the conversation between the prisoner and Blanchard—I said nothing—in the previous conversation I had with the prisoner I told her she had better speak the truth; that was said upstairs—the policeman was not present; he was at the second interview—there was an interval of a few minutes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). After the conversation downstairs the prisoner was taken to the Police-station—no further charge was preferred against her—I wrote to the Magistrate that same week—I afterwards swore information.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We were all very sociable; I was not more friendly with the prisoner than with others—I never borrowed pens from her—I had no means of identifying the half-crown I gave her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-160" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA TEMPLEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a dressmaker, of 83, Beaufort Street, Chelsea—on Thursday, 8th September, the prisoner paid me 12s. 6d. for making a dress, and 3s. 2d. for lining—the work was to be finished by the Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not asked about the 3s. 2d. before the Magistrate—I forgot it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-161" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER DEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant of F</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on a warrant on 14th September—I read the warrant to her—she hesitated a few minutes, and then said, "What I told them at the Court was true. This is done for spite"—she was taken to the Police-station and charged—she made no reply when the inspector read the charge over to her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in Court when the prisoner was before the Magistrate the second time—she did not say a word about spite then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-162" type="given" value="MARY EMILY"/>MARY EMILY GARDNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Money had not been missed before Harlock entered our service.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">strongly recommended her to mercy,</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Mrs.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Margaret Callow</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having stated her willingness to become surety, to take charge of the prisoner for twelve months, and then to place her again in service</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To provide one surety of</hi> £100,</rs>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to enter into her own recognisances of</hi> £50
<hi rend="italic">to come up for judgment when called upon.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921017-937-offence-1 t18921017-name-165"/>James Daglish</persName>,</rs> after a conviction at this Court on 8th April, 1889, of a like offence.
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<hi rend="italic">There was also an indictment against him for forgery,</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">upon which no evidence was offered.</hi> </rs>)—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-937-18921017 t18921017-937-punishment-38"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-938-18921017 t18921017-938-punishment-39"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921017-939-offence-1 t18921017-name-169"/>Adelaide Frioschi</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-170" type="given" value="ADELAIDE"/>ADELAIDE FRIOSCHI</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Frioschi, of 81, Southampton Street, Clerkenwell—the prisoner was a friend of mine—on the night of October 5th we had a few words, and she took out a knife and stabbed me in my face, in two places, but I do not think she intended it; I think she had had a glass of drink—I went to the station, and a medical man dressed my wounds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hit you on your head with my umbrella—I had an umbrella, but I did not raise it—I said, "Why don't you go home?" and then you took out the knife and stabbed me—I do not want to press the charge against you—I had not been drinking.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-171" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HUTCHINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—on October 6th, at 12.45, I was called to the police-station and saw the prosecutrix; she had two punctured wounds, one an inch from the outside angle of her right eye, and the other an inch below the lobe of her right ear—they were slight wounds—this knife might have caused them; it is an ordinary pocketknife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-172" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RABBETT</persName> </hi> (296
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On October 5th, at 12.45, the prosecutrix gave the prisoner in to my charge for stabbing her—she said, "I did," and produced the knife, opened it, and said, "I will show you how I did it"—I took it from her—I think she had been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that she had been drinking, and that the prosecutrix struck hr with an umbrella and broke it over her head; that she had just been eating meat, and had a knife in her hand and stabbed her, but did not intend to do her any bodily harm.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.—Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-939-18921017 t18921017-939-punishment-40"/>Two Months' Hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HUTCHINGS</hi> (23)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921017-940-offence-1 t18921017-name-174"/>Samuel James Cadman</persName>, and stealing two aprons, a sheet, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-175" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT JEWETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 81, St. Thomas Street, Bow Common Lane—on June 21st, about 1.30 a.m., I was in bed, and heard a noise at my window—I listened a little while, and was awoke a second time by the window shaking—I rose and lifted the blind, and saw two men standing on the wash-house roof—there is only one storey; the kitchen is on the ground floor—the prisoner is one of the men, and Charles Fox was the other—I called out "Thieves!" and they went on their hands and knees along the wall and into East Street—I called Mrs. Cadman, who came and sat with me some time in my room—I was not aware that the house had been broken into; I am only a lodger—my window was pulled down from the top—I afterwards picked out the prisoner from seven or eight men; but I picked out another man before I saw him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The man who is undergoing imprisonment was at the window, and the prisoner was behind; they had their hats and coats on—I had never seen them before—this was June 21st, and I picked the</p>
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<p>prisoner out on October 4th—I think the men's hats were off then—there were one or two fair men—I went up to one and said, "That is the man"—an officer said, "Be sure you take notice"—I did not again say, "That is the man"—when I went in an officer said, "Be very careful"—he did not say, "Be careful" after I had picked out the wrong man—Mrs. Cadman then came in and picked out the prisoner, although she had not been in the room when the two thieves were at the window—some of the men in the room were not dressed in sailors' clothes—I looked down the row and looked back again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It was 1.30 a.m., in June, and there was a little light; I could see their features; they were close to the window—they had not time to get far, because my bed was close to the window.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-176" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA CADMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Samuel James Cadman, of 81, St. Thomas Street—on 21st June I saw the house safely shut up when I went to bed at twelve o'clock—the kitchen door was bolted, and the window fastened—Mrs. Jewett aroused me about 1.30, but I did not go down till seven; I then found that the kitchen window had been cut out and the curtains moved, and two days afterwards I missed a basket of clothes, and saw them at Rotherhithe Police-station—I did not recognise anybody there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went with Mrs. Jewett to the police-station last month—I did not see her pick out a man named Allison; she did not point out the prisoner—I went into a room where seven or eight men were all of a row, and picked out the third man as knowing him from childhood, and being concerned in the affair—that was the prisoner, but I did not see him at the window.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-177" type="given" value="FRANCIS EDWARD"/>FRANCIS EDWARD HART</persName> </hi>. I am a waterman, of 67, Park Street—on 21st June, about 1.30 a.m., I was at Limehouse Pier, which is nearly three-quarters of a mile from Thomas Street—two men came to me with a basket, and I rowed them to the stairs, Rotherhithe—one jumped out and ran away; I stopped the other for my fare—he threatened to chuck me in the mud, so I thought it better to get out of it—I afterwards recognised him as Charles Fox—he bad the basket—he was brought back on the Saturday (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 1044)—I do not recognise the other man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-178" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HILLS</persName> </hi> (127
<hi rend="italic">M</hi>). On 21st June, about 2.30 a.m., I was in Rotherhithe and saw the prisoner and Fox running—Fox was carrying a basket of linen—I stopped him, and the prisoner crossed the road—I said, "Here, do you know this man?"—he said, "Yes, I have seen him before," and ran away—I am sure the prisoner is the man; I have known him over two years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was in my sight about five minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-179" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BURFORD</persName> </hi> (267
<hi rend="italic">M</hi>). On 3rd October I was in Rotherhithe Street, and saw the prisoner some distance ahead of me—he got behind a van, and knowing he was wanted for a burglary I ran after him and caught him—he said, "What is it for?"—I said, "For burglary in the K Division"—he said, "I have been away at sea, I don't know anything about it"—I had known him about twelve months, and he knew me quite well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-180" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER REED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective K</hi>). On October 4th I received the prisoner in custody at Rotherhithe station, and said he would be charged with being concerned with a man not in custody in committing a burglary in</p>
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<p>Thomas Street, on 21st June—he made no reply—I took him to the station; he was placed with several men, and Mrs. Jewett came and picked out another young man and said, "That looks like him"; but, turning her eyes down the row, she said, "This is him; this is Charley Hutchings"—he was charged, and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I want to call the man who was picked out first."</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921017-941-offence-1 t18921017-name-183"/>Andrew Rognaas</persName>, and stealing from his person a bag and contents and £2 in money, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="largeCaps">K</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Long, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Seal.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Midlothian</hi>—on September 27th I arrived in London, and was paid oft at the shipping office—I received £7, and went to the Scandinavian Home—I left £5 there, and then returned to the shipping office and met an old man who they call Hughes, and engaged him to take my bag from the ship to the Home—we took a boat and went on board the ship, got the bag and a chest, and took it ashore—he set it outside a public-house, and we went in—I did not notice the prisoners there—I understand English pretty well—I then went to another house with Hughes—he got a barrow, and said something about his son; that referred to Long, who said, "This old man is my father, and I will take the barrow and luggage to the Home"—the old man went away with the barrow—he took me to a house which I have pointed out to the police, where I saw Long, who put my luggage inside the house, and said he would drive it up to the Scandinavian Home for nothing—the other prisoner fetched the change, and there was a third man who is not here—Seals brought a van about seven p.m., and the prisoners and I got into it—when we drove away one of them put his hand over my mouth—Seals struck me on my face, and they put their hands in my pockets, and took all I had—I was kicked many times on my face, and both eyes and my mouth were injured—I lost about £2—I could not cry out—I have not seen my luggage since—I do not know how I came out of the wagon—I spoke to a constable—I picked out both the prisoners at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I came ashore about two o'clock—I did not stop at a public-house before I went to the Home—I had a glass of beer with the old man—it was not dark—I was sober—it was dark when I was robbed—the van looked as if it had a cover to it in the dark, hut I do not know whether it had or not—the prisoners gave me some drink before I left the house—I was quite sober at the time I was robbed, and yet I do not know whether the van was covered or not—I picked out Long from about a dozen others, but there was not another man like him in height and age—they were not put in a line, they stood round the police-station—I saw Long first, and then I saw the big fellow (
<hi rend="italic">Seals</hi>) who corresponded to the description I had given to the police—I went down the line twice to look at them, and the second time I went down I picked out the big man—I do not know the number of the house, and could not find it, but a detective showed it to me on Sunday morning,</p>
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<p>and I went inside, and saw the same children in the house—I told the police next morning what the men were like.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. I only went to one public-house—I do not remember going to the Tiger—I had a couple of glasses of beer at the house where Long was, and I do not remember going into a second public-house with Hughes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been in London before—I do not know the district round the Docks very well—I had not been to that public-house before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-185" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Rose Alley, Bishopsgate Street, and have been fireman on board ship forty years—the last ship I was on was three years ago; I have been labouring since—on 28th September I was at Lockhart's Coffee-shop, Tower Hill, and met Rognaas there—he spoke to me first, and asked me to carry his luggage—we went to Custom House Quay, and took a sculler's boat and went on board the
<hi rend="italic">Midlothian</hi>—then came ashore and went to Queen Street, Tower Hill, and got a barrow, and went to the Tiger, where I left him while I got the barrow—we then went to the Ship and Star, and then to Royal Mint Street, and through Cable Street into Wellclose Square—one of three men who were talking to the prosecutor ordered me to go there; the prisoner Long lives there—he is not a friend of mine, but I knew him well; I did not know that he lived there—I have known the two prisoners a long time, but not by name—I saw Long at the Tiger—the prosecutor gave me two shillings for carrying his luggage, when I went to the Whip and Star, with the prosecutor and Long and another man, and then to Wellclose Square; I did not at this time know whose house; it was in Wellclose Square—I did not suggest going there; he went of his own will; he was sober enough—we got to Wellclose Square at 6.30 or 7 o'clock—Long carried his luggage; I went into the house after them—Long and the other man were there, and two or three of Long's children and a woman—I remained about five minutes—I did not see Seals—I did not help to carry the luggage out of the house that evening—when I was taken there a week afterwards I recognised the parlour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. The first house I went to was the Tiger—I remained there about five minutes, and then went to the Ship and Star; I have no doubt about that—Long and the prosecutor went in, and I had my barrow at the door—I said at the Police-court, "I saw the prisoners in that house, I left the prosecutor in company of two men"—I did not say not the prisoners; I said they were the prisoners—the prisoners were present when the money was paid to me in Wellclose Square, but not the big one—I never saw him—I did not know where Long lived—he was in the parlour at Wellclose Square, and the other men and the children—I did not see these men in the kitchen—I did not say before the Magistrate I did see Long in the kitchen and another man in the kitchen—that is as true as everything else I have said—I never said, "The woman and children were there, no one else"—I know the other man by sight, but not his name—I said, "He was a young man about my stamp, with auburn hair"—I gave evidence at the Police-court for the first time in my life, and I listened very carefully.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. I first saw the prosecutor at a little after four o'clock—I was in his company the whole time till we went to Wellclose Square—I think I had three glasses of mild ale—I left between 6.30 and seven—it was past six; it was dark.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-186" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCCARTHY</persName> </hi>. I live at the North-East Passage, and work for Mr. Oakwell, of Cable Street, carman and contractor—on a Wednesday in September, about 7.30, Seals came for a pony and van—I let him have a big horse and a large one-horse open van—he paid my mistress—he said he was going to take some men to the railway station; he brought the van back in about an hour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. It was usual for Seals to hire vans of me at all hours of the day—he went to the shop first, and then to the stable in Wellclose Square—I do not remember his saying that he was going to take two men to join their ship—Moorgate Street Station is about a mile from the stable—it was just 7.30 when the van started; I guessed the time, because the firm next door knock off at seven, and it was half an hour after that—it came back at 8.30—he was wearing the same clothes as he has got now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He comes to me sometimes two or three times a week, and sometimes twice a day, and says he wants a van to take men to the railway station and to the docks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-187" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY PRESTON"/>CHARLES HENRY PRESTON BELL</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon of the Seamen's Hospital—I examined the prosecutor; he had two very bad black eyes, with bruises extending under his cheek, and on the surface of one eyeball there was a collection of blood; several of his front teeth were knocked out, and others loosened—he complained of being knocked about and bruised on his chest—I did not strip him, because I was not aware anything of this kind was going to crop up—kicks or hitting would cause it—they were not serious—he did not turn up again, but I saw him a week afterwards in the solicitor's office, and he had still black eyes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. He came between twelve and two on the day but one afterwards—there had no doubt been brutal treatment.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant H</hi>). On September 29th the prisoner came to me and made a complaint, and on October 2nd, about 6.30 a.m., I went to 12, Harold Place, St. George's-in-the-East—Wellclose Square is close by; that is Long's house—I said, "I am a police officer, and am going to arrest you for assaulting and robbing a sailor," and told him the day—he made no reply—I took him to the station; he was placed with eight or ten others of as nearly the same appearance as I could get, and the prosecutor identified him—we afterwards went back to Long's house, and he identified the place and the woman and children.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I daresay it took me half an hour to select eight or ten men in the street—I got them as near as I could; I thought that was the fairest thing to do.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective B</hi>). On October 2nd, about seven a.m., I went with Thick and a constable to Ellen Place, where the prisoner Seals lived—I told him I should take him in custody on suspicion of being concerned with others in robbing a seaman named Rognaas on the 28th—he said, "All right, I will go; I was in bed at seven o'clock on Wednesday"—he was taken to the station and placed with a number of others, and the prosecutor identified him without hesitation—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. The identification of both did not take place at the same time, nor did I use the same men—five or six of the</p>
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<p>men were as big and as tall as Seals; we waited till we got big ones—some came from a common lodging-house close by—the people there are not mostly Jews; they are mostly Irish—he was dressed as he is now—he had not much beard then, but he was rather rough—some of the
<hi rend="italic">giants</hi> had whiskers and moustaches—I do not think any of them were clean shaven; they had handkerchiefs round their necks—I consider the prisoner Seals to be 5 ft. 11 in. high.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That is a usual style of dress in Whitechapel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Long, in his statement before the Magistrate, said that he asked the prosecutor to stop and board with him, but he preferred going to the Home; that he had a cup of tea there, and gave the children some coppers; he denied the robbery.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. ROGNAAS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>). I identified both prisoners on the same day, from eight or ten others—the same men were not present when I identified each; some of them were as large as Seals, and some were little—Seals had not got that coat on on the night of the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Long's Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-190" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY LONG</persName> </hi>. I am a fruit porter, of 18, Eyre Street, Bethnal Green—on the evening before my brother was arrested he was in my company from six o'clock till 10.30, sitting in his kitchen—I went round to visit him at 6.15; he keeps a lodging-house—I had been there five minutes when a sailor was brought in, and I understood he was going to stay there—the prosecutor is the man; he came in with another man, and brought a box and left it in the passage; he was drunk—I heard them talking in the passage—my brother stayed there all the evening; he was in my company till about 10.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I visit my brother perhaps not once in three months, and perhaps two or three times a week—the evening I am referring to was three weeks yesterday; it was Wednesday, and I think it was September 27th or 28th—I had no definite object in going to see my brother; he is a waterman—my other brother was there; three brothers were there and the wife and children, no one else—the old man who brought the sailor in was a stranger to me—the sailor went out for about twenty minutes, saying that he wanted to go to the Scandinavian Home to stay there—he came back with some more men; I did not go to the door, but I heard them talking—the old man Hughes went out and left the sailor there, he was paid some money by somebody, and went away—I took no part in removing the sailor's luggage when he came back—I did not see the men who came back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I said before the Magistrate that the sailor came back with some men—I did not suggest to the Magistrate that any men had come there—I did not refuse to sign my deposition. (
<hi rend="italic">The deposition was marked, "This witness refused to sign his deposition.</hi>")</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>. When the sailor came back with two men, I believe his luggage was removed; the men who came with him, whoever they were, put it into the van—my brother was then standing against the kitchen door; he did not go out of the house, he remained there all the time I was there; it was turned 10.30 when I left, and I had not been out of his house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. I should say it was 6.15 when I left there, because I left work at six.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I believe my brother, the prisoner, has done some</p>
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<p>tailoring, and I Have known him to get his living as a waterman; I do not think he has followed up the tailoring.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONG</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**†
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1887,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SEALS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to one on October</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONG</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SEALS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, October list</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-193" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE FOSTER</persName> </hi>. I am midwife of St. Marylebone Workhouse—the prisoner came there as a patient in the name of Elizabeth Russell early in September, and on the 4th was delivered of a male child, afterwards christened by the name of Michael—it was a fairly healthy child—she left the workhouse on Saturday morning, 24th September, with the child—I afterwards saw it on the 25th at the Hampstead Mortuary.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-195" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH RYAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Ryan, of 37, Lisson Street—I have known the prisoner ten years and more—I saw her on Saturday evening, 4th September, between nine and half-past, come out of a public-house next door with a few women—she had no baby with her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-196" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, Lisson Street—I have known the prisoner some little time—on the Saturday she left the workhouse, about nine in the evening, I found her in my room when I came home—I asked her where the baby was—she said it was in a convent, and she was going to pay 3s. a week for it to mind when she got work—she said it was a fine baby, I should see it—she stayed on at Lisson Street till the following Tuesday morning, when she was arrested—she had to pawn her clothes to get food.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921017-name-197" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LANHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a milk-carrier, at 154, Sherlam Road, Paddington—in the ordinary course of my rounds I deliver milk in Boundary Road, St. John's Wood—at half-past seven on Sunday morning, 25th September, I went to No. 15 to deliver milk—it is a semidetached house—there is a garden through which you walk to the back door, and then along a path to the front door—my attention was attracted by a bundle of serge—I undid it, and saw the face of a child; it was quite dead and cold—I had to pull away a piece of the serge before I saw it; it was fully dressed—I at once sent for a constable, who went for Dr.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">S R</hi>). I was fetched by Lanham, and saw the child wrapped in the serge—I went for Dr. Howell, and the body was taken to the mortuary.</p>
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