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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>KNILL, MAYOR.</p>
<p>THIRD SESSION, HELD JANUARY 9TH, 1893.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, January 9th, 1893, and following days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">EIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-1" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<lb/>SON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M. P., LL. D., Alderman of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-4" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., M. P., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-5" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-6" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq., other Aldermen of the said City, and 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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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNILL, MAYOR. THIRD SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ALDOUS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-12" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FARNHAM</persName> </hi>. I have retired from the City Police Force—on 17th December I was in the force—at 11. 30 I was in Upper Thames Street—I saw the prisoner coming from the direction of Messrs. Keeling and Hunt's warehouse, and carrying a barrel On his back—I stopped him and asked him what he had got there—he said, "I don't know"—I asked him where he was going to take it—he said, "Up the lane"—I said, "Where to up the lane?"—he said, "Up the lane, that is good enough for you"—I said, "Where did you bring them from?"—he said, "Thames Street," and pointed to Lower Thames Street, and said, "A man asked me to carry them for him"—I said, "Where is the man?"—failing to see anyone I took him to the station and charged him with unlawful possession—I went back to search, and found that Keeling and Hunt's warehouse was opened—this bar and padlock lay on the floor—the padlock had evidently been forced by the bar—I saw a number of barrels in the warehouse corresponding with the one the prisoner was carrying—I secured the premises and went back to the station, where the prisoner was charged with breaking and entering, and stealing a barrel of grapes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You did not say you were engaged from the corner of Fish Street Hill to carry these, as they were a present sent from the Fishmongers' Hall people.</p>
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<p>if I knew the mark—seven barrels were missing on the first tier of grapes—I have seen the barrel in the possession of the police; there is the mark of the same ship on it—I have no doubt it is one of the missing seven—I have known the prisoner as working about there as a porter at different warehouses.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known you working—I know nothing about your honesty.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY*</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in June,</hi> 1891.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYDENHAM-JONES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>taining sixteen stereotype plates on a barrow; he had seven on the barrow, and I saw him put one on—I asked him where he was going—he said, "Hatton Garden"—I went in and saw my employer, William Tarver—the outside of our shop is well lighted with electric light—there were sixteen of these plates; two of them go into each for me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On the night of 16th December the prisoner was given into my custody—I took him to the station, where he said, "I did not know I was stealing them; I was called from Robin Hood Court, Shoe Lane, by a man who asked me if I would like to earn a few coppers to give him a shove with the barrow up to the Rose public-house, Hatton Garden"—I went to the Rose public-house, Hatton Garden—I did not see anyone there who expected a barrow—the barrow had been stolen—the weight of these formes was seven or eight cwt.—with a bit of trouble one man could have pushed the barrow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, stated that a man had asked him to put these formes on the barrow and wheel them for him to Hatton Garden, and that he thought it was all right.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAYLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-23" type="given" value="ARTHUR FRANCIS THOMAS"/>ARTHUR FRANCIS THOMAS GRUNDY</persName> </hi>. I lodge at 119, The Grove, Hammersmith; Hugh Patterson is my landlord—I am a bank clerk—on 14th November, about one a. m., I was in bed in the third floor back room—I heard a noise, got up and dressed myself, went out of my room, and in the children's bedroom I saw two men emptying the drawers, bending over and examining the contents—I asked them what they were doing there, and they ran out of the house—I have not identified either man since—subsequently I examined the premises—I found two over
<lb/>coats, a pair of boots, and a cap belonging to myself missing from a small back room on the ground floor, which I use as a sitting-room—I have seen none of those goods since—I bolted the front door just before I went to bed, about half an hour before I heard the noise—I know nothing about the window—in the morning I or the policeman found this chisel underneath the table in the front room—I afterwards saw some footmarks on the window-sill—the window was open about a quarter of an inch in the morning—it looked as if it had been opened, and then attempted to be shut again—I should say this was the chisel that was found; I did not notice it very particularly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-24" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA PATTERSON</persName> </hi>. I am Hugh Patterson's wife—we live at 119, The Grove, Hammersmith—on the early morning of 14th November Grundy called me—I got up, went downstairs, and found a window had been opened and things taken from Mr. Grundy's room—a coat of my husband's was taken from a wardrobe in another room—before going to bed, about 10. 80, I shut all the windows and looked round the house—there was no fastening on the window that was opened, as the catch was broken—I saw footmarks on the sill next morning—I saw a chisel like this—it does not belong to our house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On 14th November, about one a. m., I heard cries of "Police!" and went to 119, The Grove, where I noticed the side bay-window of the front room was open half an inch, and marks on the window-sill—entry had been effected by the window—I saw this chisel lying inside the window—there were no marks on the window from the chisel; there were scratches on the window-sill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-26" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, New Cottages, Chiswick, and am errand boy at Mr. Cowle's—the prisoner worked there also—about the beginning of November something was wrong with the drains, and workmen were called in to repair them; and while they were there the prisoner took a chisel from their bench, and said it would do for him and
<hi rend="italic">Ginger,</hi> one. of his associates, to break into houses with—I had seen a boy called
<hi rend="italic">Ginger</hi>—this is the chisel (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—the prisoner said
<hi rend="italic">Ginger</hi> would be pleased to know he had got it; and a little later on he said they broke into a house in The Grove, and got £4, but had to leave the chisel behind in the house because they were pursued by two young men; and they put wire across the stairs and jumped over the wire, and then the two young men tumbled over the wire—I cannot say when it was that he told me that—it was when he was still in Cowle's employment; he was bakehouse boy and I was shop boy—the day the chisel was taken</p>
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<p>I and the prisoner were going home together on an omnibus, as we always used to do, and he had the chisel on him—I left him against the Wesleyan Chapel, Hammersmith, and told a constable something, and then went with him and pointed out the prisoner to him, who ran away round a corner—the constable chased him—next morning the prisoner told me that he got round the corner before the constable, and threw the chisel over the wall, and then the constable caught and searched him; and that afterwards he (the prisoner) met
<hi rend="italic">Ginger,</hi> and they went back and got the chisel—he told me, the night he took the chisel, that if I told anyone he would do for me—he came back to work at the confectioner's after that for about two months, I should say—I did not tell my master about his stealing the chisel and throwing it over the wall—before the prisoner took the chisel I had had a few cross words with him, not exactly a quarrel—I threatened him once, some time before he took the chisel, and he kicked me into the road, and I threw a ginger-beer bottle at him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-27" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR JUDKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, living at 63, Compton Street, Notting Hill—about the beginning of November I was at work at Mr. Cowle's and missed this chisel—the prisoner was employed there at the time—I have no doubt that this is my chisel; I can see traces of my own work on it; I had altered the blade of it the night previous.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-28" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (688
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On 9th November Bailey made a statement to me with reference to the prisoner; and I followed the prisoner, who ran away along King Street and Down Place—I caught him near Heatherington's stables—I did lose sight of him as I followed him—I said, "I believe you have a chisel that is stolen property on you"—he said, "No, I have nothing; I work for Cowle, the confectioner"—he allowed me to search him; I could not find anything on him, and let him go—I subsequently made a communication to the inspector in this case.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. On the evening when I chased the prisoner he was in the street with four or five others, one of whom was Barclay,
<hi rend="italic">alias</hi> Fisher, and
<hi rend="italic">Ginger</hi>—when the prisoner saw me he ran away through Down Street—I lost sight of him at the bend of the road—there was a place, near the stables where I caught him up, where he could have thrown a chisel away—about 10. 15 the same night I came out of the station in plain clothes, and saw the prisoner again with the same gang near the Swan public-house—I followed them a little way, but lost sight of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-29" type="surname" value="MOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-29" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN MOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant T</hi>). On 14th November I received information of this burglary—on 14th December I saw the prisoner outside the West London Police-court—he said tome, "How has
<hi rend="italic">Ginger</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">Redcap</hi> got on?"—those two men were charged with assaulting the police—I said, "What is your name?"—he said, "Albert Goddard"—said, "I shall take you into custody for breaking into No. 119, The Grove"—he said, "I have been along with
<hi rend="italic">Ginger</hi> every night"—he was taken into the station—he made no reply to the charge—he has been at work at Cowle's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I had seen
<hi rend="italic">Redcap, Ginger,</hi> and the prisoner together on the night of the burglary, about five minutes' walk from this house, outside the Hop Pole public-house—the prisoner was living at this time at a common lodging-house, Jubilee Chambers, close to the Hop Pole, and about five minutes' walk from where the burglary was committed,</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I followed you there several times, and you gave it as your address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have followed him home as late as three in the morning with
<hi rend="italic">Ginger</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">Redcap</hi>—several burglaries had been committed, and I and five constables were told off to keep them under observation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-30" type="surname" value="GODDARD"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-30" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT GODDARD</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's father—I am gardener to Mrs. James Bird, Phoenix Lodge, Brook Green—on the night of 13th November, you came in about 11. 15; you were living and sleeping at my house then and up to the following Monday, when you left home—I am quite sure you could not get out of the house without my knowing it—you used to sleep in the same room with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner lived with me up to the Monday following the Sunday evening when this robbery was done; he left home the day after the robbery—he has lived with me all his life, and always slept in the same room with me—he is never out at night—on 13th November I had not gone to bed when he came home about 11.15—I generally go to bed at 11. 30, sometimes a little earlier or later—I have to do my fires at night; I generally make them up and get home by twelve—the garden where I work is three or four minutes' walk from where 1 live; I live on the lady's premises—I am certain the prisoner was at home that Sunday night—the following night he left me—he was never out at night—I do not know
<hi rend="italic">Ginger</hi> or
<hi rend="italic">Redcap;</hi> I did not know the prisoner was associating with them—I remember the Sunday night, because the prisoner was a little later; he was generally in before eleven, but he was later this night—I was sitting there—I said he was rather late, and he said he was; he did not say where he had been—I had done up the fires when he came in, and I did not go out again till seven or 7. 30 a. m.—he always slept in the same room with me, and was never out at night—there are two rooms on the landing, but my two grown-up daughters slept in the other room—I remember he slept at home on the night of the 13th through his leaving the next day—I cannot say what time he finished work at the confectioner's-sometimes he came home early and sometimes at eleven or twelve—I never knew him to be out till three—I am certain he could not have got out of my house without my knowing it—when I have done my fires I go to bed—I sleep pretty soundly—I knew the prisoner was charged at the Police-court—I did not go to the Police-court, because we employed a solicitor, and I thought I should not be wanted, knowing nothing about it, except that he was at home—my wife went instead of me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-31" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I live at 38, Claybrooke Road, Hammersmith, and am gardener to Mr. Simmons, of Sloane Street—I am a friend of your father, at whose house I was on the 13th November—I saw you come in about 11. 15—I left the house about 11. 45, and just before I left you went up to bed—your father was sitting downstairs—I think he went and did his fires afterwards—I visited the house on 27th November; you were still living at home—I did not hear your father's evidence—your mother told me on the 28th that you had run away from home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the prisoner that night after twenty to twelve—I saw him on each Sunday up to the 27th—I saw him on the</p>
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<p>21st; he was sleeping in the house then—I should have been informed if he had run away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-32" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN MOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). About a week previous to the burglary I first noticed the prisoner out as late as three a. m., and he went into the Jubilee Lodging-house with
<hi rend="italic">Ginger; Redcap</hi> went into the Anchor Lodging-house—I was about eight weeks after him altogether—the prisoner was bailed after the second remand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, asserted that he knew nothing of this robbery; that he had not been out later than twelve o'clock, or been in the lodging before</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th November, and it was through being seen with the others that he was charged.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The sergeant stated that he believed the other men had led him astray. Mr. Wheatley, of the St. Giles' Christian Mission, undertook to see the prisoner before the next Session</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-160-offence-1 t18930109-name-34"/>Ellen Hawkes</persName>, and stealing nineteen spoons and other articles.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-35" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-35" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN HAWKES</persName> </hi>. I live at 43, Victoria Road, Kensington—on 5th December I went to bed about 9. 45, leaving my place all safe—the next morning my servant spoke to me, and I missed a quantity of property—these things were taken from a plate-basket on the top of the drawers in my bedroom; this watch and watch-chain was taken from my dressing table.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> When I got up in the morning the front door was locked, not the back door into the garden—there is a low garden wall, and a man could get over that garden wall and in at the back door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MISS HAWKES</hi>. I live with my mother at 43, Victoria Road—I secured the bottom part of the house before I went to bed on 5th December—the lavatory window, which opens outwards, was shut as fast as I could make it; I could not bolt it, it was too stiff—it is on the first floor and gives on to the garden—I should not think it was large enough, for a man to-get through.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-36" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-36" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA MUNDAY</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mrs. Hawkes—on 6th December I got up about 6. 30 a. m., and on going downstairs found the lavatory window and garden door open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The garden door was locked when I went to bed, and the key was in it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-37" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMALLEY</persName> </hi> (200
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). About 5. 40 a. m. on 6th December I was in Victoria Road—I saw the prisoner (whom I afterwards identified at the Police-station) at the side door of 40, Victoria Road, and I stopped him and had a conversation with him—he was wearing this lady's watch in his left pocket with the chain across his breast, and the end of it in his right-hand pocket—after we had been in the house and come out he took the watch out of his pocket, looked at it, and said, "I have lost one train, but I think I shall be in time to catch the 6. 20"—it was ten minutes past six then—I let him go about his business.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were leaving the side door of 40, Victoria Road—you were in front of the house at the right-hand side—I was in the road going my round—I saw nothing wrong—I asked what you were doing, and you said, "I am the son of the proprietor; I live here with</p>
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<p>my sister, the female servant"—I said, "I shan't believe jour statement, I shall want to see someone"—you said, "Ring the bell and the servant will answer"—you rang it three times, and then rang the electric bell at the front door twice, and then you said, "I will show you myself"—taking a key from your left-hand pocket and opening the side door, you took me to the dining-room on the first floor and opened the door, saying, "Is that all right?"—I said, "Apparently it is all right"—you said, "Are you satisfied now?"—I said, "No, I must see someone in the house"—you said, "Come on further up"—you went up to a bedroom on the next floor and knocked at the door; there was no answer; you knocked again; a lady said, "What is the matter?"—you said, "Put your clothes on, a policeman has brought me back; he thinks something is wrong"—the lady said, "Who is it?"—you said, "It is me, George Robinson; the policeman has brought me back; he thinks something is wrong"—she said, "How did he get in?"—you said, "I let him in; he thinks something is wrong"—I said, "If it is all right there is no necessity for you to come out," speaking to the lady—I cannot say if the door was locked—the lady spoke from the other side of the door—I allowed you to pass out—you slammed the door behind us—I picked you out of other men the next day—I recognise the watch; it was difficult to open, and that made me recognise it so much.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-38" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK TWINEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Constable R</hi>). About midday on 6th December I saw the prisoner in New Cross Road—noticing his pockets were rather bulky I followed him into a pawnbroker's shop—he produced two silver salt-cellars and this cream-jug, and offered them in pledge—I asked him where he got them from—he said they were left to him by his father—I asked him where he lived—he said, "28, Old Kent Road "—I said, "Is it a shop?"—he said, "Yes, a shop; I live at rooms over the shop"—I asked him to describe the nature of the business carried on there—he said he had never noticed it—I said I thought it was very unsatisfactory; I should have to make more. enquiries about it—I took him into custody, and charged him with unlawful possession—I took him to the station and searched him—I found on him this sugar-basin, card-case, spoons, purse, two watches, and a knife—afterwards I received information of the housebreaking at Kensington, and the prisoner was then re-arrested by Sergeant Brown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found one watch in one of your pockets and the other in another; no chain was showing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-39" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, F</hi>). I found the prisoner at Greenwich Station on 6th December—I said, "Holloa, burrows, are you here? You will be charged with breaking and entering No. 43, Victoria Road, Kensington, and stealing there from a quantity of silver articles"—he said, "Oh!"—I said, "Where is the other part of the property you have stolen?"—he said, "Oh, if the other one had not been so sharp you would have had it and the other man, but it is not melted up nor pawned yet"—I said, "Where do you live now? Are you going to tell me that?"—he said, "No; I will consider about that, Mr. Brown"—he knew me—he was charged before the Magistrate with unlawful pos
<lb/>session, discharged, and re-arrested by me—he made no reply to the charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say, "Tell us. Alf; it would be better for you if you have got it, or any of your
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi> have got it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated the things were given him to pawn by a man in a public-house.</hi></p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-160-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in November,</hi> 1891.—
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against him for burglary.
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended the conduct of Twiney and Smalley.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOVEDON BOUCHER</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930109-162-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing, while employed in the Post Office, a post parcel containing a metal watch and six penny stamps, the property of the
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-43" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-162-offence-1 t18930109-name-43"/>Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-162-18930109 t18930109-162-punishment-6"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18930109-162-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-162-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-162-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>163.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FELIX HENRY BRIGHT</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930109-163-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-163-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing, while employed in the Post Office, a post letter containing two orders for the payment of money, the property of the
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-45" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-163-offence-1 t18930109-name-45"/>Postmaster-General</persName>, and to stealing another post letter.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930109-163-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-163-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-163-18930109 t18930109-163-punishment-7"/>
<hi rend="italic">Three Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18930109-163-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-163-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-163-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18930109-164-charge-4" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-164-18930109 t18930109-164-offence-4 t18930109-164-verdict-2"/>
<p>164.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WILLIAM MOUSLEY</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930109-164-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-164-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing, while in the employment of the Post Office, a post letter containing a cheque for £3, the property of the
<persName id="t18930109-name-47" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-47" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-164-offence-1 t18930109-name-47"/>Postmaster-General</persName>, and </rs>
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<interp inst="def2-164-18930109" type="occupation" value="post office worker"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JAMES WILLIAMS</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930109-164-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-164-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>to receiving, while employed in the Post Office, a cheque for £3, knowing it to have been stolen.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930109-164-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-164-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> Mousley also
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18930109-164-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-164-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-164-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18930109-164-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>to three other indictments for stealing post letters,</rs> and Williams
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<interp inst="t18930109-164-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-164-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>to two other indictments for receiving property contained in them.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18930109-164-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-164-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-164-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-164-18930109 t18930109-164-punishment-8"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-164-18930109 t18930109-164-punishment-8"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18930109-165-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-165-18930109 t18930109-165-offence-2 t18930109-165-verdict-1"/>
<p>165.
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<interp inst="def1-165-18930109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-165-18930109" type="age" value="32"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WILLIAM CLARK</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930109-165-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-165-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> to stealing in the
<placeName id="t18930109-geo-1">
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-165-offence-1 t18930109-geo-1"/>church of St. Barnabas</placeName> certain keys and 1s. 2d., the goods and monies of
<persName id="t18930109-name-50" type="victimName">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-50" type="surname" value="SEEKER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-165-offence-1 t18930109-name-50"/>William Seeker</persName> and another, the churchwardens;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930109-165-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-165-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to being found by night with housebreaking implements in his possession.</rs>
<rs id="t18930109-165-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-165-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-165-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-165-18930109 t18930109-165-punishment-9"/>
<hi rend="italic">—Nine Months Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18930109-165-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-165-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-165-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930109-166" type="date" value="18930109"/>
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<p>(166).
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<interp inst="def1-166-18930109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-166-18930109" type="age" value="21"/>
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<interp inst="def1-166-18930109" type="given" value="JONAS WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONAS WILLIAM CLARK</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18930109-166-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-166-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-166-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to forging and uttering a cheque for £36 4s. 7d.;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<rs id="t18930109-166-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-166-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-166-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>a cheque for £7 19s. 5d.—</rs>
<rs id="t18930109-166-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-166-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-166-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-166-18930109 t18930109-166-punishment-10"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eight Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18930109-166-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-166-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-166-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-167" type="date" value="18930109"/>
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<p>167.
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<interp inst="def1-167-18930109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-167-18930109" type="age" value="44"/>
<interp inst="def1-167-18930109" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SAUNDERS</hi>** (44)</persName>
<rs id="t18930109-167-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-167-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-167-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18930109-167-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-167-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-167-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously uttering counterfeit coin, after a conviction of a like offence at Chelmsford on July 7th, 1886.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18930109-167-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-167-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-167-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-167-18930109 t18930109-167-punishment-11"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18930109-168-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-168-18930109 t18930109-168-offence-1 t18930109-168-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18930109-168-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-168-18930109 t18930109-168-offence-1 t18930109-168-verdict-1"/>
<p>168.
<persName id="def1-168-18930109" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-168-18930109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-168-18930109" type="age" value="19"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK MCDONALD</hi> (19)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-168-18930109" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-168-18930109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-168-18930109" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def2-168-18930109" type="surname" value="MEIERS"/>
<interp inst="def2-168-18930109" type="given" value="FRITZ"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FRITZ MEIERS</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t18930109-168-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-168-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-168-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> to unlawfully gilding a sixpence to make it pass for a half-sovereign. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">They received good characters.—
<rs id="t18930109-168-punishment-12" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-168-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-168-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-168-18930109 t18930109-168-punishment-12"/>Discharged on recognisances.</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18930109-168-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-168-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-168-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930109-169" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18930109"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-169" type="date" value="18930109"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18930109-169-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-169-18930109 t18930109-169-offence-1 t18930109-169-verdict-1"/>
<p>169.
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<interp inst="def1-169-18930109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-169-18930109" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def1-169-18930109" type="surname" value="NEWMAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-169-18930109" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK NEWMAN</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18930109-169-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-169-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-169-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to attempting to burglariously break and enter the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18930109-name-56" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-56" type="surname" value="HARBORD"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-56" type="given" value="WALTER"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-169-offence-1 t18930109-name-56"/>Walter Harbord</persName> with intent to steal.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930109-169-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-169-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-169-18930109 t18930109-169-punishment-13"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18930109-169-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-169-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-169-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18930109-170-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-170-18930109 t18930109-170-offence-1 t18930109-170-verdict-1"/>
<p>170.
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<interp inst="def1-170-18930109" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ALEXANDER</hi> (22)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-170-18930109" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-170-18930109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-170-18930109" type="age" value="26"/>
<interp inst="def2-170-18930109" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="def2-170-18930109" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN JONES</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18930109-170-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-170-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-170-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-170-18930109 t18930109-170-punishment-14"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-170-18930109 t18930109-170-punishment-14"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude each.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18930109-170-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>171.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">QUALIA GIOVANNI</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930109-171-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> to breaking and entering a certain shop and stealing £140, the money of
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<interp inst="t18930109-171-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18930109-171-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-171-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-171-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930109-172" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18930109"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-172" type="date" value="18930109"/>
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<p>172.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WHITE</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930109-172-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-172-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-172-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-172-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-172-18930109 t18930109-172-punishment-16"/>
<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18930109-172-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-172-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-172-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-173" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18930109"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-173" type="date" value="18930109"/>
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<p>(173).
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<interp inst="def1-173-18930109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-173-18930109" type="age" value="32"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES DAVEY</hi> (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18930109-173-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-173-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-173-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/> to marrying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-173-offence-1 t18930109-name-65"/>Emily Cole</persName>, his wife being alive. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Emily Cole dated that she was aware that the prisoner was a married man before the married him.—
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<interp inst="t18930109-173-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-173-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-173-18930109 t18930109-173-punishment-17"/>Discharged on Recognisances.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18930109-173-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-173-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>174.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE GRIFFITHS</hi> (18)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-174-18930109" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-174-18930109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-174-18930109" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def2-174-18930109" type="surname" value="GRIFFITHS"/>
<interp inst="def2-174-18930109" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS GRIFFITHS</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18930109-174-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-174-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-174-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-68" type="surname" value="REED"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY REED</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, of 11, Buckingham Palace Road—on 17th December, between seven and eight p. m., the female prisoner came in for twopenny worth of cold cream—she had three halfpence and a florin in her hand; she said, "Oh, three halfpence, not enough coppers," and passed the florin across the counter—I examined it, weighed it, broke it in two, and told her it was bad—she said, "Oh, is it? What am 1 to do?"—I said, "Take a pennyworth"—she did so, paid me one penny, and left, taking the broken florin with her—I went out and looked up and down the street, but could not see her—I had noticed that she had no shawl on—I saw the male prisoner come by with a shawl on his arm; he peeped into the shop, and then went on and stood under a lamp-post—I spoke to a constable and watched, and in about two minutes the female prisoner joined him, and he helped her on with the shawl; they crossed the road and went into a public—house—they were there about twenty minutes, and came out together, and the male prisoner went into Mr. White's, a chemist's, 45, Buckingham Palace Road, and the female prisoner followed him in a minute or two afterwards—they were there several minutes and came out together—I followed them into a public-house and saw them taken in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-69" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-69" type="given" value="GEORGE ARTHUR"/>GEORGE ARTHUR JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. White, a chemist, of 45, Buckingham Palace Road—on 17th December, about eight p. m., the male prisoner came in for twopennyworth of sulphur ointment, and gave me a florin—I weighed it and found it was bad, and told him so; he said he knew where he got it, he would take it back—he gave me a shilling and I gave him back the florin—the female prisoner was in the shop at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Annie Griffiths.</hi> You
<hi rend="italic">were</hi> there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-70" type="surname" value="HODGINS"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-70" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS HODGINS</persName> </hi> (592
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). I was on duty; Mr. Reed spoke to me, and I watched the prisoners—I lost sight of them, but afterwards arrested them in Ebury Street, and told them the charge—the male prisoner said, "It is rather rough, governor"—on the way to the station the woman said voluntarily, "I did not think of getting taken so soon again"—I found on the man a sixpence, fivepence-halfpenny, and this small box of ointment without any name, and on the woman a half penny, a dress-hook, and a small box of cold cream with Mr. White's name on it—they gave their address, 63, Great Peter Street, which was correct—they are living together; I cannot say whether they are married—she is better known as Murray—I know her by sight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-71" type="surname" value="DUNFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DUNFORD</persName> </hi> (197
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). On 17th December I was on duty outside the station when the prisoners were brought in, and directly they had passed I saw this counterfeit florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on the footway, which was not there before—a man picked it up and gave it to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thomas Griffiths.</hi> If it had been there before I should have seen it.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint; this florin is counterfeit.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-73" type="surname" value="DOYLE"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-73" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DOYLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective A</hi>). Their landlady informed me that they had lived there about two months as Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Annie Griffiths, in her defence, stated that they had been living together for two months, but that she knew nothing about the coin being counterfeit. Thomas Griffiths said that he received the money for the sale of some bottles, and did not know it was bad.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18930109-174-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-174-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-174-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS GRIFFITHS</hi>**†—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18930109-174-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-174-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-174-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18930109-174-punishment-18" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-174-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-174-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-174-18930109 t18930109-174-punishment-18"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>175.
<persName id="def1-175-18930109" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-175-18930109" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def1-175-18930109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BISHOP</hi> (53)</persName>
<rs id="t18930109-175-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-175-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-175-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously having in his custody a mould for coining.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-75" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-75" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. On December 13th, about four p. m., I was with other officers in Farringdon Road in plain clothes—we saw the prisoner and another man, and followed them—the prisoner entered a tobacconist's shop, 72, Farringdon Road, and the other man kept on the opposite side—the prisoner came out, and after entering several public-houses the prisoner remained at the corner of Vineyard Walk—the other man entered 23, Farringdon Road, and when he came out they joined, and were going away—we stopped them, and I said to Parker, in the prisoner's presence, "We are going to apprehend you"—they both said, "You have made a mistake"—they were taken to the station—I found in Parker's trousers pocket a counterfeit florin and two good shillings—I shook his overcoat, and three counterfeit shillings dropped either from the pockets or from the lining—they were charged with passing the coin—the prisoner said nothing—afterwards, from information, I went with Blight and Scott to 52, Woodchester Street, Paddington, where Scott found several articles, and among them these three moulds: one for making shillings and sixpences, one for three sixpences, and one for two sixpences, but only one would act; also two files, a quantity of white metal, some plaster of Paris, a ladle, two iron cramps, a spoon with plaster of Paris in it, a wooden frame, some copper wire, and a sheet of glass—next morning I said to the prisoner, "Last night we searched your lodging, 52, Woodchester Street, Paddington, and in the presence of your wife and Mrs. Bartlett we found three moulds, two files," and mentioned the other things—he said, "Do not charge them," meaning the women; "my wife and Mrs. Bartlett know nothing about them. Only me and this man knew they were there"—on the 28th, the day of the remand, they were charged with having the moulds in their possession, and Bishop said, "They were in my place; my wife knows nothing about them. I was not in a tobacconist's that day"—I had seen the prisoner before the 13th in company with the other man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The mould is not the one from which this shilling was cast.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-76" type="surname" value="BLIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant G</hi>), I was with Robinson—I told Bishop I should take him for uttering counterfeit coin—he said, "You have made a mistake"—I searched him at the station, and found a purse in his coat pocket containing forty counterfeit shillings done up</p>
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<p>in separate packets of ten in newspaper, with paper between each; also two sovereigns, 17s. in silver, 1s. 5d. in bronze, a watch and chain, and two pocket-books—I was watching them the whole afternoon, and saw Bishop enter 72, Farringdon Road, and the other man standing outside—I found a piece of paper with the name of McMorrow on it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-77" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-77" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant G</hi>). I went with the other officers to 52, Woodchester Street, and saw the articles found—I found this shilling between the bed and the mattress.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe it is bad; I told the Magistrate I thought it was good—I did not put it there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-78" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-78" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE JONES</persName> </hi> I am the wife of Jesse Jones, of 52, Woodchester Street, Harrow Road—the prisoner lodged in our first-floor front room with his wife; they came on 19th November—I knew him as Hyett, a Carpenter—I did not go into the room while he was lodging there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-79" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-79" type="surname" value="MCMORROW"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-79" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA MCMORROW</persName> </hi>. My husband is a tobacconist, of 72, Farringdon Road—on December 13th I served the prisoner with half an ounce of shag, price twopence—he gave me a shilling—I put it in the till and gave him change—I had no other shilling there—about two minutes afterwards a detective came in, and I gave it to him—he marked it—this is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I picked out you and another man very much like you—I can hardly discern you now, but here is my printed tobacco paper. (
<hi rend="italic">This had the name of McMorrow on it.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-80" type="surname" value="CLEVELAND"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-80" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK CLEVELAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective G</hi>). I was with the other officers, and saw the prisoner go into a shop—when he came out I went in, and Mrs. McMorrow gave me this shilling—I marked it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-81" type="given" value="WILLAM JOHN"/>WILLAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—none of these coins came from these moulds—all these articles form part of the stock in trade of a coiner—these forty shillings are bad, and so is this shilling found in the bed and the one uttered—the three shillings found on Parker are counterfeit, and two of them are from the same mould as some of the forty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> They were given to me by a man to take care of, but the one found in my possession I bought when I went to the man's place. He said he did not want the things, he would call for them. Parker knew nothing about them, nor did my wife. I have been put away through a man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted, with
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<interp inst="t18930109-176-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PARKER</hi>,*
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-176-18930109 t18930109-176-punishment-20"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>177.
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<interp inst="t18930109-177-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously having counterfeit coin in his possession with intent to utter it, after a conviction at this Court in the name of
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Gassen</persName> on February 3rd, 1890.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>178.
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted, with
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED CONNOR</hi> (21)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-88" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-88" type="given" value="LOTTIE"/>LOTTIE VAN</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the King and Queen, Foley Street, W.—on Saturday, November 19th, Connor came in with Mr. Clive and asked for a small lemon and bitter, and tendered this coin. (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I tried it with my teeth, took it to the governor, and then said to Connor, "Do you know this is a bad piece?"—he said he did not; he got it at the Stores; the governor gave it back to him—he paid with good money and they went out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-89" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-89" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LILL</persName> </hi>. I keep the King and Queen—on 19th November my barmaid handed me this coin—I took it to Connor and told him it was bad—he said he took it at his stall.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-90" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CLIVE</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of Foley Street, and a member of a club in Fitzroy Square, of which Connor is a member—I went with him to the King and Queen on November 19th—I saw him tender a florin—he said he took it at some stall, and did not think it was bad—I lent him a shilling—he owed me sixpence before, and when we got outside he said, "I will pay you now; give me a half-crown and I will give you the florin and a shilling—this is the florin—I found out on the Sunday morning that it was bad—next time I saw him he said, "You have been telling bad stories about me; you must have given me the coin, because I had no other in my pocket"—I gave him a few coppers and left him, and handed the coin to the treasurer of the club.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-91" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, of 14, High Street, Marylebone—on Thursday evening, November 24th, Saunders came in for some ribbon, price 41/2d., and gave me a half-crown—I put it in the till, and gave him the change—he left, and came back a few minutes afterwards, produced a florin, and said, "You gave me a bad two-shilling piece"—I said, "I have not"—I looked in the till and found a bad half-crown—he refused to give me the florin, and ran out of the shop—I did not see him again till he was in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When you came back into the shop I asked you to go with me to the cashier's desk—my wife was there—I asked your name and address; you did not give me either—I cleared my till during the day—it might have been cleared an hour or so before you came in; I cannot say for certain—I did not change any gold a short time before.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt these are the same coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-92" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-92" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Euston Street—on Monday, 12th December, I let some lodgings to Connor and his wife—I am not certain whether anybody came with them, but on the Tuesday Saunders and a female were there—they all four lived in one room, and had access to the house till they were arrested—I gave Connor a latch-key.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told you I did not like it, and I wished you to go, and I would return your money—Saunders and his wife slept there every night till Friday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-93" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CANE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant D</hi>). On 16th December I was in Euston Street with another officer, and saw the prisoners—I told Connor I should take him in custody as he was wanted for uttering counterfeit coin in the neighbourhood of Tottenham Court Road—he made no reply—I handed him over to Allwright, and took a key from his hand with which I opened the door of No. 3, where Saunders had just entered, and saw Saunders coming from the direction of the back yard—the window of No. 5, Seymour Street, Mr. Reeks' house, looks into that</p>
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<p>yard-Saunders had on him a periodical called
<hi rend="italic">Tit-Bits,</hi> of which the font part of the cover was missing-half an hour afterwards Sergeant Brown brought a packet to the station wrapped in the missing piece of
<hi rend="italic">Tit-Bits</hi>—I said to Saunders in Connor's presence, "There are ten five-shilling pieces wrapped in a portion of the cover of
<hi rend="italic">Tit-Bits,</hi> dated December 17th; you are reading a paper of that date minus the cover 5 there is also missing a piece from the corner, and that piece is adhering the portion in your possession; I will now charge you both"—Connor made no reply-Saunders said, "Oh!"—they both said afterwards that they knew nothing about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-94" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-94" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA PABSONS</persName> </hi>. On 16th December I was in the service of Mr. Reeks, of 5, Seymour Street, and found the back window broken, and ten crowns on the floor wrapped up in this piece of Tit Bits.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-95" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Com to H. M. Mint, these three florins, one half-crown, and ten crowns are all counterfeit the crowns are from different moulds and very well made; they are the most dangerous imitations I have ever seen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Connor, in his, statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, said that he met Saunders, who was, a stranger, who asked him to wall with him, which he did, as he know the young woman with him; that they had some drink, and went to his, lodgings, and played at cards, and it being late they stopped all night and slept in any chair; that they went out next day, but that he did not know that he had any had money on him.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Saunders product a written defence, stating that he was guilty of the ten counterfeit crown, but denying knowing that the half-crown was bad, and stating that Mr. Phillip, gave him the bad florin.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAUNDERS</hi>**—
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CONNOR</hi>†—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-178-18930109 t18930109-178-punishment-22"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>179.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-179-offence-1 t18930109-name-98"/>William Edwin World</persName>, with intent to rob him of his goods and moneys.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROACH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Mooney.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-99" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWIN"/>WILLIAM EDWIN WORLD</persName> </hi>. I am a coffin-maker and live at 6 Parker Street, Westminster—on Boxing-night between 12. 20 and 12. 30, I was proceeding down Great Piper Street, by the dead wall, when I met the two prisoners, who asked me for a light—I undid my great-coat and gave them a light, and asked them if they could direct me to Mrs. Edwards'—one of them said, you will find it down there, a grocer's shop," and while I was watching his finger the other prisoner pinned me by the throat against the wall, and said, "Go down him"—Mooney went through my pockets; they took out my pipe and hand-kerchief, but put them back again—I had three-halfpence in another pocket but they had not time to disturb that-a policeman and inspector came alone and the prisoners caught sight of them, and ran away as hard they coud—I spoke to the policeman and the inspector—subsequently I went witlh two policemen into a lodging-house kitchen, where</p>
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<p>I saw the prisoners in front of the fireplace—there were a great number of men in the kitchen—the policeman said, "Can you point them out?"—I said, "Yes, that is one and that is another"—Mooney went round a sort of nook by the fireplace, and the inspector said, "Fetch him back"—he was brought back, and I was asked, "Will you charge these men?"—I said, "Yes," and I charged them with assault, with intent to rob—it was light where I was assaulted; there was a lamp-post close handy—it took several minutes to give the light and ask the direction—I am sure the prisoners are the men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I had come straight from Grubb Court on business—I had left Grubb Court about ten minutes to twelve, and I had been looking for Grubb Court for one and a half hours, as I had had a wrong address given to me—I left my place of employment soon after nine—I had been for a bit of a stroll—I only called at one public-house, and had half a pint—that was all I drank that evening—I had had four half pints during the day—I was not drunk—I told Mrs. Edwards about it afterwards—I told the inspector and policeman that I had been knocked about, and an attempt made to rob me, and that the men had run away—they said, "If you can catch them you can charge them"—I said good-night to them, and went to see Mrs. Edwards about the funeral-after I left her I passed a common lodging-house, and saw the two prisoners going into it—that was half an hour after the attack had been made on me—I went into the lodging-house and saw the deputy and told him, and he asked if I had lost anything, and when I said no, he said, "What have you got to grumble at? You cannot do anything with them"—as I was coming out I saw two policemen walking by, and I complained to them and they went into the house with me, and then I saw the two prisoners there—before I got to the lodging-house I saw them coming through a court towards it, facing me—one of them said something to the other; they passed me, and I watched them go into the lodging-house—I had never seen them before that night—the seizing and trying to rob me was all the work of a very short time—the night was a bit hazy, not foggy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dean.</hi> I told my foreman next morning that I had locked up two men; I did not say I was sorry I had done it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had half a pint of beer with my lunch at eleven o'clock and half a pint with my dinner at two, and half a pint about three or four, and half a pint in the evening; that was all I had had—I had no spirits—I was perfectly sober—when I saw the prisoners coming out of the court, they saw me, and one nudged the other and said something to him—they took no notice of me, but walked down the street and into the lodging-house.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On the early morning of 26th December I was in Strutton Ground on duty; the prosecutor came up and made a statement, and I went with him to a lodging-house, where he pointed out the two prisoners, saying they were the men who had stopped him in Great Piper Street—about thirty other men were in the room—I took the prisoners to the station and charged them—when the prosecutor gave the prisoners into custody, Dean said, "I know nothing about the man whatever"—Mooney said nothing till charged at the station, and then he said, "What does he charge us with? he cannot charge us; we have got nothing from him"—the prosecutor was quite sober—the</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Mooney said, "What is he charging us with? He cannot charge us; we have got nothing from him," after the prosecutor had made some statement to the inspector.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Dean was slightly drunk; Mooney was quite sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Two witnesses deposed to Mooney's good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Dean, in his defence, stated that he knew nothing about the assault; that he and Mooney went into the lodging-house to get a light, when the prose
<lb/>cutor came in with the constable and charged them.</hi></p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-104" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> When I caught hold of you in the washhouse you said, "What is the matter?"—I said, "You will know when you get outside"—I said to the woman, "Is this one of them?"—she said, "Yes"—she pointed you out as one of the men at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-107" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HODDER</persName> </hi> (61
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On this morning I heard a whistle, and went to Caroline Place, and helped Langstone to force the door of a house—we wont upstairs and found the prisoner under the bed—I assisted Langstone to take him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was not there at all; the policeman pulled me out and charged me. The woman has made a mistake in me, for I am not guilty. I don't know the fellow."</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEDDON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">repeated the evidence he had given in the previous case.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You said nothing about chickens.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">repeated his evidence, and added:</hi> The prisoner ran upstairs, and concealed himself under a bed—I took him Into custody—at the station, in answer to the charge, he said, "I admit striking the constable, but I know nothing about the other."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in the light, not in the washhouse, when you hit me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's defence.</hi> I ran downstairs, and saw a man in my washhouse, and did not know what was the matter. I am very sorry I did it. When I saw I had hit a policeman I knew I was wrong. There were plenty of chickens and things in the washhouse, and I thought someone was thieving there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-184-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to breaking and entering the shop of
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-122" type="occupation" value="shopkeeper"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-184-offence-1 t18930109-name-122"/>Henry Lyons</persName>, and stealing 142 watches and other goods;</rs> Scroggins also pleaded guilty to a conviction of felony in August, 1891, in the name of
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-123" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-123" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Wilson</persName>, and Collins** to one in May, 1891, in the name of
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-124" type="surname" value="HEATHER"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Heather</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">A detective stated that Scroggins was a trainer of young thieves.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SCROGGINS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-184-18930109 t18930109-184-punishment-28"/>Fourteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>†—
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<hi rend="italic">Ten Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended the conduct of the police-officers in the case.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930109-184-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>(185).
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-185-offence-1 t18930109-name-126"/>Mary Ann Schwartz</persName>;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also*</hi> to a conviction of felony in December, 1889, in the name of
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Herd</persName>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD BERRY</hi> (25)</persName> and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-186-offence-1 t18930109-name-130"/>Roderick McKenzie</persName>, and stealing a watch-chain, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bevington.</hi> I was not talking to a female in Victoria Street, but she spoke to us as she passed—I did not say, going to the</p>
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<p>station, "Give me my chain, and I will let you go"—I did not strike you behind your ear with my stick; I struck you on your arm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-132" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY DEAN</persName> </hi> (167
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). I was on duty in Peter Street and heard cries of "Stop thief," and saw McKenzie holding Bevington in Pear Street; he said, "I know nothing about it"—I took him into custody, and found Berry's address on him in pencil on the back of this card (
<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>duced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bevington.</hi> When I took you you were coatless, and Berry had your coat—you were both searched at one table, and things from your pockets were thrown on the table—the things from Berry's pockets were put at the far end of the table.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Berry.</hi> The card was in Bevington's overcoat, which you brought in; it was not in your pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-133" type="surname" value="JAPFER"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-133" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JAPFER</persName> </hi> (99
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). I was on duty in Tothill Street a little after midnight, and saw Berry running from Victoria Street towards the Aquarium with two coats on his shoulder and no coat on—I said, "What is the matter?"—he said, "A
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi> of mine has just been having a fight with a
<hi rend="italic">top</hi> in Victoria Street, and I have been minding his clothes"—I said, "What has become of your
<hi rend="italic">pal?"</hi>—he said, "He has run away down Orchard Street"—I said I was not satisfied, and took him in custody for unlawful possession of two coats; they proved to he Bevington's—after the prisoners were charged I returned to New Tothill Street, and within ten yards of where I stopped Bevington I found this watch-chain—that is fifty or sixty yards from Victoria Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-134" type="given" value="RODERICK"/>RODERICK MCKENZIE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is my watch-chain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bevington.</hi> I did not propose that you should give me the chain for me to let you go; but my friend asked me not to take any further steps, because he did not want to be kept here as a witness.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Bevington, in his defence, stated that, as McKenzie struck Mm with a stick when he asked him for a light, he took off his coat to fight him. He denied taking the chain, and said that it must have been taken by a prostitute to whom McKenzie was speaking, and stated that the things taken from their pockets were mixed together at the station, and the card was his.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Berry's defence.</hi> If I had been guilty, and this man gave me the chain, should I run away? I walked across the road and gave up the coat, and was taken in custody. I don't know anything about it.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of robbery without violence.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Berry then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Westminster Police-court on May</hi> 19th, 1891.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BERRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-186-18930109 t18930109-186-punishment-31"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BEVINGTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-186-18930109 t18930109-186-punishment-32"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930109-187-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> forging and uttering an order for £4, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-136" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LILY</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, of Roman Road—the prisoner was in my employ—on Saturday, 10th December, I gave him some goods to take to the Edgware Road—as a rule he brought the money home when he could get it—he came back about five o'clock, and told me he was not paid, and he was to call again on Monday morning, and they would look over the goods and pay him—the endorsement on this cheque is his writing. (
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<p>authority to endorse the cheque, nor had I given him permission to deduct any money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My firm is Turner, Lily and Co.—there is no Turner, and there is no company—the prisoner has never endorsed cheques to my knowledge—I have had transactions with the same firm before, and the prisoner always told me that he was paid by cash, but something was always deducted—Mr. Rogers told me that the prisoner had been paid by cash on December 13th—the prisoner did not come to us with a character from Mr. Rogers' firm; but he said that he had been in their employment—I charged him with this £4 before the Magistrate on 14th December; and I also charged him with forgery at Worship Street—I have not charged him with robbing me in any way—I owed him two weeks and a half, and he had had five shillings in advance—his wages were thirty shillings a week, and I owed him £3—when he asked for his wages I did not say, "You can deduct it from payments you get next week—he has not lent me money—I was in difficulties at one time—I did not remove a weighing-machine to avoid the Sheriff's officer; I had it under a hiring agreement—I did not remove any goods, but the prisoner removed some of my wife's goods after eight p. m.—the prisoner's father once let me have some train mugs; I have not paid for them, hut as soon as he makes application there is the money—Mr. Rogers had not on a previous occasion given him cheques which he endorsed with my authority, and got the money—I have no banking account—I gave three cheques to a man named Dennison, which have been dishonoured, but I met them, and paid them—I had a banking account in November at High Street, Shoreditch, while the prisoner was with me—. the prisoner wrote me a letter, and I had already paid by post.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made this charge on 14th December, and again on the 21st—I have found out since the committal that he has taken some work which he received from me to a cloak-room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never gave him authority to deduct money or endorse cheques.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-137" type="given" value="ROBERT JOHN"/>ROBERT JOHN ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Turner and Turner, boot makers, of Edgware Road—on December 10th the prisoner brought me some goods, which I paid for by this open cheque for £4 (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he gave me this receipt—I know his writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor called on me about the time the case was before the Magistrate—I did not tell him all the previous payments had been in cash; I generally pay by open cheques to order—I have known the prisoner about two years—he was nine or twelve months in the employment of my firm, and had the management of one of the departments—I found him an honest, trustworthy lad; I never had a penny wrong with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-138" type="given" value="AARON"/>AARON SHIPPINSON</persName> </hi> (24
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). On 14th December I took the prisoner, and charged him with embezzlement—he said, "I admit I had the money, but I can explain that; there was money owing."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>,"I had a dispute with the prosecutor; he said I could get something on account from Messrs. Turner and Co."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-188-offence-1 t18930109-name-140"/>Thomas Stubbs</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-141" type="surname" value="COXEDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-141" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COXEDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, employed by Thomas Stubbs, the proprietor of the Manchester Hotel, Aldersgate Street—I was in Aldersgate Street with a barrow of meat, value £5 or £6, my master's pro
<lb/>perty—I left it for about two minutes, leaving a man in charge—on returning it was gone—I saw the prisoner wheel it about 100 yards, and told him it was mine—he said he was employed by a man to take it to King's Cross—I said, "You are going the other way"—he said the man told him to go that way, as it was out of the way of the traffic—I gave him in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-142" type="surname" value="LAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-142" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I was called and found Coxedge detaining the prisoner—he said, "I have been employed by a man to take it to King's Cross"—I asked the man's name—he said he did not know it, or his address, but he was on the other side of the market, and described him—I went round with him, but could not find him—he said there was an empty truck by the weighing-machine—there was no truck there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, said that he was a stranger in London, and a man employed him to take the truck to King's Cross, and wait there till he came.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-188-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-188-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18930109-188-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-188-punishment-34" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-188-18930109 t18930109-188-punishment-34"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>189.
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<interp inst="def1-189-18930109" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER ALFRED LISBER</hi> (44)</persName>
<rs id="t18930109-189-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-189-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-189-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, unlawfully obtaining a cape and a pair of trousers, the property of
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-144" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-189-offence-1 t18930109-name-144"/>Spiers and Pond</persName>, by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-145" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-145" type="surname" value="TUCK"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-145" type="given" value="HEMMINGTON"/>HEMMINGTON TUCK</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman in the tailoring department of Spiers and Pond—on November 3rd the prisoner ordered a cape, and arranged to come and try it on—he came again next day, and ordered a pair of trousers—he said he was appointed inspector of music-halls at a salary of £300 a year, and mentioned Mr. Cox and the London County Council—he left this circular with me about an exhibition, and arranged to come and try the clothes on on Saturday—he did not come on Saturday; but on Monday, the 7th, he came and said he had been to Brighton—he came again on the 9th, and put the things on—he wanted some shirts—I said I had nothing to do with the hosiery department—he was about to leave with the cape and trousers on—I said I would make his account out if he would wait a minute, which I did—he said he had left £1 deposit with the manager, but I could not trace it—he said he would draw a cheque for the whole amount and would settle the £1 next day, and drew this cheque—I took it down to the cashier's office, and left the bill and cheque with him—I heard someone coming down the staircase, and saw the prisoner; he said nothing, but walked out of the premises.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You asked for Mr. Cox, and I told you he was out—I asked you to wait till I brought you the receipt—I was not present on November 3rd when you gave Mr. Cox a cheque for £1 as a deposit.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-146" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-146" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES COX</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the tailoring department at Spiers and Pond's—on 3rd November the prisoner called on me, and</p>
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<p>had a conversation with me about a patent—he then said that he had received an appointment of £300 a year as an inspector, and he wanted to dress up to the
<hi rend="italic">locus standi</hi>—if the inspector was in evening dress this cape would rather show off his shirt-front—he did not pay me any deposit, nor did he mention it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I met you at an hotel a year and nine months ago, but do not recollect asking you to come and give me an order—you did not give me a cheque for £1 deposit on November 3rd; it is not usual to ask for a deposit—you said that you were an inspector of the London County Council, and any time I wanted to go to the theatre you would be most happy to take me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-147" type="surname" value="WARDLEWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-147" type="given" value="EDWARD BICKLE"/>EDWARD BICKLE WARDLEWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant at the London and Midland Bank, Manchester—I produce an affidavit of Mr. Allen, the manager, to the certified copy of the prisoner's banking account—the first payment in was on August 4th, upwards of £45; on August 6th, £5; total £50—on 13th October, £7 10s. was standing to his credit—there was some correspondence between the prisoner and the bank—on 20th October he drew out £3; on the 21st, £3 3s.; on the 26th, £1; and on the 27th, 15s.; that cleared up the £50—we communicated with him when the account was exhausted—after October 27th about six cheques, amounting to £15, were presented and dishonoured—this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) arrived on November 12th, and was dishonoured, marked "Balance withdrawn"—nothing was paid in after August 6th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not aware that the manager's statement sent to you is wrong, or that he has cheated himself of £5; it appears right to me—I intimated to you that you had overdrawn your account—we allow customers to overdraw if they are secured or well known.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARKER</hi>. I am chief clerk of the Committee of the London County Council—the prisoner has never been in the employ of the Council, nor do they pay £600 or £300 a year to inspectors; nor do they wear uniform—the original of this circular was written by me. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a circular sent to all owners of music-halls, stating that a person who was not connected with the Council had been going to theatres and obtaining free admissions; that the Council was not in a position to take legal proceedings, but left it to the theatre and music-hall proprietors to take such steps as might be advised.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-148" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-148" type="surname" value="HOLDSWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-148" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE HOLDSWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am a type-writer, of Old Broad Street House, City—on October 13th, the prisoner gave me an order for type-writing some documents about the Belgian Gas Exhibition, and gave me this cheque of November 8th for £3 in payment—I took it to the agent of the house, who passed it through for me, and it was returned unpaid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not owe me £3, only £2—you asked me not to have it cashed, but to pass it through a bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-149" type="surname" value="OUTRAM"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-149" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT OUTRAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector</hi>). On November 16th I received a warrant for the prisoner's Arrest, and on the 17th I found that he was in prison at Wormwood Scrubbs—on the 9th, when he was discharged, I read the warrant to him—he said, "That is Spiers and Pond's matter"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "I thought it was about some cheques got by Perry and Co."—I said, "I see you are wearing the trousers"—he said "Yes, and the cloak you will find with the manager at the Elephant and Castle; I gave Spiers and Pond's a cheque"—I said, "What was the good of that?"—he said, "I knew I had with
<lb/>drawn</p>
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<p>my account"—on the way to the City he handed me the counterfoil of his cheque-book—he made no answer to the charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said you thought it was a charge by Perry, and expressed surprise that Spiers and Pond should arrest you—you only wore the coat for an hour, you said you were getting
<hi rend="italic">boozy,</hi> and might lose it—I wrote to Perry, and received a reply—I took some things from you—the I O U for £5 was in your pocket-book—you gave me every infor
<lb/>mation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18930109-189-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-189-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-189-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18930109-189-punishment-35" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-189-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-189-punishment-35" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-189-18930109 t18930109-189-punishment-35"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<p>190.
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<interp inst="def1-190-18930109" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER HOSLER</hi> (38)</persName>
<rs id="t18930109-190-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-190-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-190-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="murder"/>, Indicted for, and charged on the Coroner's inquisition, with the wilful murder of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930109-190-offence-1 t18930109-name-151"/>Denis Finnessey</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-152" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-152" type="surname" value="AVORY"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-152" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE AVORY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PIGGOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-153" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES AWKWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant X</hi>). I prepared this plan—the Bedford beer house, in Silver Street, Kensington, is at the corner of Bedford Gardens—opposite the side entrance, on the other side of the way in Bedford Gardens, is a lamp-post, and from the lamp-post to the opposite pavement is 35 ft. 6 in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The lamp-post is not exactly where it is marked in the plan; it is level with the frontage of the buildings—it is an old
<lb/>fashioned lamp, with only one burner and no reflector—light would show from the bar in front of the house
<hi rend="italic">over</hi> the pavement in Silver Street—there is a partition that slightly prevents the light coming fully into the street, but you can see through the glass doors—there are lights behind the bar and three in the window—light would be thrown out straight into the street and not at the side.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There is a side door half glass, and a fanlight over the door, with gas behind it, showing light into Berkeley Gardens.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-154" type="surname" value="TILBURY"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS TILBURY</persName> </hi>. I keep the Bedford Arms beer-house—before 24th December I knew the prisoner as a customer, and the deceased, Denis Finnessey, as an occasional customer—between six and seven p. m., on 24th December, the prisoner came in, and some time afterwards the deceased came in—I saw them talking together in the bar—I could not say that I exactly saw them drinking together; there was some beer—I heard the prisoner say, as the deceased came in, "Here is my old enemy"—the deceased replied, "Yes, that is quite right"—I afterwards heard the prisoner say, "You are always cross with me, Denny; shake hands, and let us be friends"—I heard them make some remarks about having a fight together on Boxing Day; they were trying to come to some agreement to meet one another to fight on Boxing Day—I did not take much notice of it—the men were quiet—I heard nothing to show what they were going to fight about, or what the cause of it was—a little before nine I saw them leave the house together quietly—there was no dragging by one of the other out of the house, or anything of hat kind—ten minutes or so after they had left someone came in and</p>
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<p>made a communication, in. consequence of which I went outside, and there found the deceased standing in front of my window on the pave
<lb/>ment bleeding from the neok-1 saw nothing of the prisoner then—the deceased spoke to me, and in consequence of what he said I fetched a—a few minutes afterwards the prisoner was brought back to my house by Bryan—I asked the prisoner for his knife he said he had not one—I asked him for it again; I said, "You must have one"—after a time he said, "I have only my own; this one," producing this knife from his coat pocket; it was shut-it dropped on the ground, and I picked it up—the prisoner asked for it back again—I refused to give it to him—I subsequently handed it to a policeman—the prisoner was soon afterwards taken away by the policeman-both the prisoner and the deceased were sober when they left my house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are two wooden partitions in my bar—I was toe only person serving that night—the prisoner has customer for fifteen! or sixteen months, I suppose, not longer—the deceased had visited my house occasionally—I daresay his brother Ned has visited the house once or twice, but very seldom—I always found the deceased a very quiet man—on 24 th December the prisoner came in about two o'clock; he left, and then returned between six and seven, and remained for some time—he played draughts with Bryan-Cooper was there—I did not see the prisoner playing draughts with Cooper—the deceased came in between half-past eight and nine; so that when he came the prisoner had been there about two hours, and doing that time had been very quiet, playing draughts, and having some drink—he had no word with any one, no quarrel or
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> of any kind—I think that Bryan and Cooper were that then the deceased came in—the deceased and the prisoner talked together for ten minutes or a quarter of! an hour they no loud words; everything between them was quiet in an under tone; nothing attracted my attention-it was an ordinary conversation between customers—I have heard them disputing on different occasions but on this 24th I heard no dispute—they appeared not to be good friends; I could not say what they were talking about—I have said that they had a dispute which lasted for ten or fifteen minutes; it is true—it appeared there was a dispute, and having heard that the next thing was that the two men went out-it did not occur to me that they went out in consequence of the dispute, because I did not think anything about it—they went out quietly—I said that after this dispute, they went out peaceably together—the prisoner said half jokingly, "Here is my old enemy" when the deceased came in—he did not appear angry, he laughed—the deceased answered, "That is quite right in what you might call a nasty mood; he answered sharply—the prisoner said "You are always cross with me, Denny; shake hands and let us be friends"—he appeared anxious to be had with him—I could not they whether they shook hands—I heard something about a fight which, after as I could gather was to take place on boxing Day—I saw them leave the door—I did not see the deceased catch the prisoner by the coat and pull him as he was going out—he might have done so when he got outside; but
<hi rend="italic">I</hi> do not think he could have pulled him by the coat as they where going out without my seeing him; there is no partition in front of the door way—I was standing still in front of the bar-it might have taken place-it was</p>
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<p>about ten minutes, I should say, after the prisoner left the bar that I went outside—it might have been a quarter of an hour—I saw the deceased standing outside; no one else was there—I did not see Bryan till after I had gone for the cab and come back; that was about a minute or one and a half minutes after seeing the deceased—I only went to the next house, and there was a cab standing on the rank, and I brought it up directly—from the time the deceased left my bar till he was taken off by the constable it might have been, perhaps, a quarter of an hour—the prisoner and the deceased have been in my house together on previous occasions—I don't recollect them being there on Sunday or Monday, 18th or 19th December—I think the last day they were in my house previous to the 24th was on the Monday—they were together then—I saw nothing then that attracted my attention; they seemed very good friends—they never really were good friends, but there was no particular quarrel—I think I have said, with reference to that occasion, that they did not seem very good friends—they were always chaffing one another in a nasty manner, but there was nothing very particular between them—I cannot say that I heard angry words between them on this occasion—I did not hear the prisoner say to the deceased, "Let us have a drink and make it up"—I might have said, "That is the best thing you can do; you are always quarrelling; have a drink and have done with it"—I have on this and other occasions heard the prisoner ask him to play dominoes to keep him quiet—I cannot say I have seen the prisoner leaving my house for the purpose of getting away from a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> or from the deceased; he might have left the house, but I did not know what he was leaving for; he would slip out quietly sometimes; I suppose it was to get away from the deceased—I have never seen the prisoner and the deceased and his brother Ned together in my house, nor the brother and the prisoner—I never heard Ned say in my house about the deceased that "he is always quarrelsome when he has a drop of drink"—the prisoner and his brother may have been there sometimes without my seeing them—on 24th December it did not occur to me that the prisoner and the deceased were going out to make up the angry words or to have a
<hi rend="italic">row.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not hear what the dispute was about; they talked in an undertone—I heard something about a pot of beer—I have heard them disputing before—I never heard the deceased threaten the prisoner in any way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-155" type="surname" value="KITT"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-155" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KITT</persName> </hi>. I live at 47, Pembridge Road, Notting Hill—on Saturday, 24th December, between half-past nine and ten, I was coming along towards the end of Bedford Gardens, intending to go into Silver Street, and when I got to the corner I saw one man standing outside the beer-house at the corner and another man standing round the corner; one was in Silver Street, and the other man, who was the prisoner, was in Bedford Gardens—the prisoner called the other man by a name which sounded something like Sheeny—the other man turned round towards the prisoner, who then struck him, as he turned, a blow in the neck, saying "Take that"—the prisoner did not move before he did that; he was standing right against the corner and the other man was also standing by the corner in Silver Street—directly the blow was struck I saw blood coming from the neck—the man who received the blow caught hold of the prisoner—they struggled together, got into the</p>
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<p>middle of the road, and the deceased went down—the prisoner then walked towards Silver Street in the direction of the dairy next to the public-house—the deceased got off the ground and walked after him in the direction of the dairy—he said, "Hold him, I am stabbed"—he was bleeding—a man came up to the prisoner, and somebody came and assisted the deceased man—I went for a constable, and when I came back with two constables, the deceased was over against a chemist's shop—at the instant the blow was struck I was on the pavement, the same side as the public-house, close enough to see distinctly what happened.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a pretty clear night—I did not notice any haze or mist—there is a lamp at the opposite corner—I was coming from the lamp towards the public-house—when I first saw the prisoner and the deceased I was in the middle of the road walking towards them—I was on the corner when I saw the blow struck—from the corner where I was to the public-house is about six or seven yards I should say; it might be ten yards, I could not say exactly—I did not notice anything
<hi rend="italic">bar</hi> the two men there till I heard one of them speak—I noticed no one else there when I was ten yards off—all I heard was that one man said, "Take that "after the name was called—after the blow they closed and struggled—it was all in an instant—I did not see where they came from—after the wrestling and struggling and the fall of the deceased in the middle of the road, the prisoner walked away quietly, and Bryan came and told him he had better come back, and he came back with Bryan pretty quietly—he made no resistance—there was light enough from the opposite corner to distinguish anyone standing there and see what they were about—it is a dull light, rather faint; you can see anyone standing there, and what they are doing—I remained there from that time, and went to the station with the constable and the deceased.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I could see both men there before the prisoner called out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-156" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BRYAN</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, living at Notting Hill Gate—on 24th December I was at the Bedford beer-house about a quarter to nine p. m.—I saw there the prisoner and the deceased, whom I have known for three or four years—they had a few words, something about a pot of beer I think—they said they would have it out on Boxing Day—I saw them walk out of the house quietly together—they were then both sober, as far as I could judge—five or ten minutes after they left I went out; I saw Finnessey just stepping on to the kerb of the pavement—he said something to me, and pointed towards the prisoner, whom I saw twenty or thirty yards away going down Silver Street—I went after and overtook him—I said, "Walter, you have stabbed a man; come back with me"—I caught hold of him; he resisted a little—we had a little struggle, and then he came back with me—I took him back to the beerhouse—Mr. Tilbury came out; he asked for a knife, and then the prisoner, after saying he had not got one, produced this knife—next morning I noticed some blood on the prisoner's waistcoat, and I found some on my own coat the next day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went into the public-house about a quarter to nine on this occasion—I cannot say whether I was there before the prisoner, or he before me—the deceased came in afterwards—I had a game of</p>
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<p>draughts or dominoes with the prisoner—I think we had finished our game when the deceased came in—I could not say if the prisoner had been there from half-past six—all the drink I know of was a pot of ale which the prisoner paid for—he was quiet, talking to me, and playing—when the deceased came in I heard them have a word or two; I did not take any notice of it—I had been at work that day up to twelve, and then I had been at home till I came to the public-house at nine—I did not hear the deceased say when he came in, "Hollo! are you here? Can you fight now? Come out now, and have a go"—the deceased and the prisoner were not quarrelling; they were just having a few words—I have heard them quarrelling or disputing, but not on this occasion—they were disputing about something; there was something about a pot of beer; that was all I heard—I have seen the prisoner three or four times a week, perhaps; I never worked with him—I should say the deceased was rather a big man—I cannot say that he looked a very powerful chap; he had the appearance of being a man who could take care of himself; I cannot say he had the reputation of being a fighting man—it was on Christmas Eve I heard them talking about Boxing Day—I don't think they were on very good terms with one another—I have only been in the Camden Arms about once in my life—I was not there in November—I know Quill; I did not hear him tell the deceased one Sunday even
<lb/>ing to stop quarrelling with Hos'er, or he would not play with him any more—I think I have seen the prisoner leave the deceased's company after having a few words to prevent a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—on 24th December the prisoner's thumb was candaged up; he was out of work in consequence of his thumb being disabled—I did not hear him say "I cannot fight; I have only one hand"—I don't know whether the prisoner or the deceased went out first; I was not paying particular attention—the deceased did not drag the prisoner out, nor catch his coat as they went out at the door; I did not notice that—the prisoner is a labourer—men of our class of life use knives of this kind for cutting our food; I have seen them frequently—I never heard that the deceased was a quarrelsome man, nor about his breaking the leg of a public-house landlord.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The deceased was called Denny Finnessey.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-157" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN SKIPMORE</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger, living at 57, Church Street, Kensington—on Christmas Eve I was in the Bedford Arms—I know the prisoner; I saw him in that house—I did not know the deceased—I saw him in the house with the prisoner—I heard the prisoner say to him, "Come outside"—I went outside a few minutes afterwards, and saw the deceased standing in the middle of the path in a fainting condition, bleeding from the left ear, the left side of the neck—I held his right arm and supported him, and took him across to the chemist's shop, and remained with him there till the police came—he, said when I came up to him, either "stabbed," or "I am stabbed."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in the same bar as the prisoner and the deceased were in; they were there when I went in—I can hear distinctly—I was in the bar five or six minutes from the time I went in till I came out—when I heard someone say "Come. outside," there was one other man in the bar, and the prisoner, and the deceased and myself—I did not see Mr. Tilbury go outside—when I went outside I saw nobody near the prisoner; I was the only one near him—I did not see Kitt or any of the men who had been in the bar—I took the deceased across to the chemist at once—</p>
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<p>as soon as I got outside the door and saw him I heard the word 11 stabbed"—I was not more than two minutes in the chemist's shop with him, I should say—I never said I was in there for six or seven minutes; it was taken down at the Police-court that I said I was there for about six minutes—it is wrong.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was the prisoner who said "Come outside"—I have no doubt about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-158" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (78
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). On this evening, from something I heard, I went to the chemist's shop at the corner of Silver Street—I saw the deceased outside and I took him. to St. Mary's Hospital—I remained there—he died shortly after I got there—I communicated it to the inspector at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I got to the chemist's shop about twenty-five minutes to ten—it may be about two miles from the chemist's shop to the hospital—we were about ten minutes going in a cab.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was at the hospital about an hour, I should say, before the deceased died.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-159" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MORIARTY</persName> </hi> (139
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>) About twenty-five minutes to ten on this night I came to the Bedford Arms—I there saw the prisoner detained by Bryan and Tilbury, who handed me this knife—I took the prisoner into custody, and to the station—on the way he said, "It is my knife; I told him if he hit me again I would stick him. This is the third time he has set about me"—after information had arrived from the hospital of the death of the man, the inspector charged him; he made no answer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a crowd round the deceased when I came up, and he was attended to by Taylor, who got a cab and took him to the hospital—I charged the prisoner there and then—I did not caution him; the inspector did—a few persons followed us to the station; I did not notice anyone particularly—I did not examine the prisoner the next morning—I did not see a lump on the back of his head; I saw no wounds on him; no remark was made about his hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The sergeant came up, and I said, "You detain the prisoner till I see the man off in the cab;" and I saw the deceased off and came back—the prisoner saw Tilbury hand me the knife, and a little way on he made the remark about it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-160" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD NURSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi> X). On the evening of 24th December I was at Notting Hill Police-station when the prisoner was brought in—I searched him—on his hand, his vest and jacket I saw what apparently were marks of blood—I said, "Your hands, as well as your vest, appear to have marks of 'blood on them"—he said, "I know nothing about that. Dave Bryan got me against the wall"—I looked at his face, but could see no marks on it—he had an old injury to one of the fingers of his left hand—he said nothing about it—I received the clothes and a knife from the inspector, and I handed them to Dr. Thorn at St. Mary's Hospital.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">inspector F</hi>). I was on duty at Notting Hill Police-station when the prisoner was brought in on Christmas Eve—I told him he would be detained till I learned from the hospital the result of the wound—I learned that the man was dead; and I told the prisoner, and said if he had anything to say I would take it down in writing, and that it might be used against him—he made this statement, which I wrote down—after giving his name, address and occupation, he said,</p>
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<p>"I am sober, and know what I am saying. I have known the deceased man by sight for about five years. I went to the Bedford to-night, and played two games of draughts, and paid for a pot of beer. The deceased came in and asked me if I was going to pay for the pot of beer, referring to an affair which took place some time ago. I replied, 'No!' He then said, 'Come out and fight it out.' He dragged me out of the house, and struck me. We fell together in the roadway. We got up again and struggled, and then several men got hold of me. One of them, David Bryan, asked, 'Have you got a knife?' I replied, 'Yes, in my pocket,' and I took it from my pocket and gave it to him. I had not used it, and know nothing of how it occurred. There has been an ill-feeling between us for some long time. I have tried to keep out of his way. When Bryan asked me for the knife, he said, 'You have been and stabbed a man;' I had been in Bryan's company previously, playing draughts. There was no one else present that owed the deceased man any ill-feeling, as far as I know. Last Monday night, when I was going home in Peel Street, he (the deceased) hit me in the back of the neck, and in trying to save myself I hurt my finger on the rails. My niece, Emma Wright, was with me. She lives in the same house as myself. I have met him once since. I believe it was Wednesday or Thursday night. He invited me into the Macaulay and called for a pot of beer, and at once said, 'I have no money' I told the landlady that I would pay for it, and I intended to have done so to-night"—when I had written it down I read it over to him, and he signed the original—I then charged him with killing and slaying the deceased by stabbing him in the neck with a knife—he made no reply—when the knife was brought to me I opened and looked at it, and saw on it what was apparently fresh blood—in consequence of the prisoner's mention of Emma Wright and a person from the Macaulay I took steps to have them at the Police-court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew neither the prisoner nor the deceased prior to this case—I have made inquiries, and I find that the deceased has been charged on some few occasions with drunkenness and assaults—I did not know him myself—I heard he was not so stout as the prisoner but taller—he was charged on three occasions—from 1878 to 1882 he was a source of trouble to the police, and twice since then he has been charged—on 29th June, 1878, he was charged with being drunk and disorderly in a public-house in the Portobello Road, and further with assaulting the landlord, and it appeared, from inquiries I made, that while the landlord was attempting to eject him they fell together and the landlord's leg was broken—the deceased was remanded week by week till 12th August, and then he had seven days' imprisonment with hard labour—I looked at the prisoner to see if there were any marks about him, but I could see nothing—one finger of his left hand was bandaged—a doctor was sent for—a doctor from Sheffield Gardens, five minutes' run, came, but he was too late and did not treat Finnessey—I did not hear that a doctor in the immediate vicinity was sent for, but refused to come.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Since 1882 the deceased was charged once in 1888 with being drunk and disorderly, and fined 4s. or four days, and once in 1891 he was charged with being drunk and disorderly and fined 7s. 6d. to</p>
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<p>pay a doctor's fee for bandaging his head at the station—those are the only charges against him in the last ten years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-162" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Not examined in chief.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am the prisoner's niece—I have lived with him for eight years—he had worked constantly during that time as a labourer—on 24th December I saw him when he came home with the dinner—on the previous Monday evening he was drunk, and fell in a gateway and wounded his finger; I was with him—he did not tell me that a man had hit him, and injured his finger—I think it was on the Tuesday morning he went to St. George's Hospital to have his finger dressed, and I believe he went again on the Saturday—the injury to his finger prevented him working for those days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was alone when he fell; he. was very drunk; he told me at the gate that he had broken his finger—on Christmas Eve he was not working; he went out about half-past six; he appeared to be sober—he has a wife, but no children.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-163" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE GREENHAM</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Macaulay public-house—I know the prisoner and deceased as coming there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been employed there for seven months—I saw the prisoner there soon after I came—the deceased did not come in very often—he was rather tall and big; a bit stout—I have seen him and the prisoner together, not very often—I never heard words pass between them—on the Thursday previous to this day they were there—I did not hear the deceased say to him, "I will fight you any time you like"—the landlady was in the bar; I should be up and down the different parts of the bar; it might have been said without my hearing it—I heard nothing about a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—they were perfectly sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He ordered a pot of beer on the Thursday—he did not pay for it, but was trusted—I never heard them quarrelling.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-164" type="given" value="ATWOOD"/>ATWOOD THORN</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Mary's, Paddington—about half-past nine on Christmas Eve the deceased was brought to the hospital—he had an incised wound on the left side of his neck, close to the angle of the jaw—it was a deep, penetrating wound, extending into the pharynx at the back of the throat—I could get the whole of my index finger into it—it was about three inches or more deep—it might have been caused by the large blade of this knife—it would require considerable force to cause it—there was no bleeding from the wound externally when I saw it—the deceased never spoke while at the hospital—he was moaning slightly on his admission—in about one hour and twenty minutes he died—the cause of death was loss of blood from the stab—when I saw him first he was dying—I found stains of blood on this knife, and on the handle—I analysed and found it was blood—I also examined a corduroy waistcoat, and a coat handed to me by the police, and found stains of blood.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was between half-past nine and ten that the deceased was brought to the hospital, nearer half-past nine than ten, after half-past nine—there was no external bleeding from wound when the deceased came to me—there were marks of blood round the wound; probably it had oozed from the wound—I should say that the hemorrhage had principally taken place through the mouth—I stopped the bleeding by pressing with my hand on the common carotid artery lower down—the man had lost a lot of blood—the external carotid artery was cut into,</p>
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<p>but not completely across—it is one of the most important arteries in the body—if it had been completely severed there would probably have been less bleeding, but almost certainly there would have been a fair amount—after some time the blood would have been congested and formed a stoppage—when the deceased came he was dying and almost pulseless—possibly if a doctor had been called immediately he could have successfully stopped the bleeding, in the same way as I did, when he came to the hospital, by pressure a little below the wound—the wound need not of itself have been fatal, if all the apparatus had been ready immediately to be applied—it probably would not have been fatal if it had been ligatured—I do not think a doctor could have tied the artery in the street very well; I do not think he could have done everything we can do at the hospital—I do not think the jolting of a cab would affect it much, because the cab would support his head; but it would probably increase the hemorrhage.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to the Counts for false pretences.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Lumley; and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Sansom.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-171" type="given" value="ANNA"/>ANNA HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 12, Royston Road, Fulham—on December 3rd Channing called on me and said he came from the Building Society—I asked if he had called instead of Mr. Sansom—he said, "Yes"—I understood Mr. Sansom to be an officer of the society—I said I had got a letter saying that I was to pay no one but Mr. Somera, who I knew as an officer of the society—Channing represented himself as Somers—I paid him 4s. 4d.; he made this entry in my book, and signed it Somers—I said I was not prepared to pay that day, would he call on Monday?—he said if I paid half then he would call on Monday for the other half, and then I should stand a chance under the ballot—he had called once before for Sansom, when Sansom was ill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-172" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-172" type="surname" value="JENNER"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-172" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH JENNER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Harry Jenner, of 16, Queen's Road, Notting Hill, and am a member of the Provident Association of London—on 3rd December Channing called on me—he had a pink paper in his hand—I gave him four shillings in the belief that he came from the Association—he gave the name of Somers, and I expected Somers to call—I gave him these three books and asked him to take them to Mr. Sansom—I saw him sign "S. Somers" here—the three books are not in the same state now; the front leaf has been torn out of each; the "S. Somers" is torn out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-173" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-173" type="surname" value="DRUCE"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-173" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN DRUCE</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 56, Princes Road, Notting Hill—on Tuesday, December 6th, Channing called on me between 4. 30</p>
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<p>and 5. 30—about three-quarters of an hour before that Sansom came into my shop and said he was merely passing, and called to see me; that he was promoted, and the agent would be sure to call that evening or the next—he left, and after that Channing called and said he came from the London Provident Association for the money—he did not tell me his name, but he signed "Somers" in my book, and I paid him 48. 4d.—that was my nephew's—I said I would send mine next day if he would give me his address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. Sansom has collected money before—I had had a notice telling me not to pay anybody but Mr. Somers—Channing did not represent himself as Mr. Somera; I think he was too tipsy, but I thought he was the right man—the collector called once a month, on the 1st or 2nd—when Channing called it was after the call was due—I had known Sanson three or four months, and we had a chat when he called.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-174" type="surname" value="SWEET"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SWEET</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, of 84, Bramley Road, Netting Hill—on December 8th, about 5. 15 p. m., Lumley came—I did not know him before—he asked for 8s. 10d.—I asked his name—he said, "Somers"—I asked his address—he said, "67, Bedford Road"—I said, "It is a strange thing; another Mr. Somers called to-day at one o'clock, and also asked for my subscription, and I told him I did not wish to pay it to-day"—he said, "I can see that someone else has called on you—I asked him what he meant—he said there was another man going round and collecting the money, and signing the book in his name, and he wanted to find him—Somers called before Lumley—I put on my hat and coat and went out with him, and told him he would have to come with me—he said he could see there was something wrong, and he would take me to the man who sent him—we met a constable, and I gave him in custody; he ran away, I followed him, and caught him in Threadgold Street, and the policeman followed—he said, "I am innocent; let me go, and I will take you to the man who sent me; his name is Sansom; you will find him at the Trafalgar public-house"—we went there, and found Sansom reading a newspaper, and said we had his
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi> in custody, and he would have to come with us—he said he knew nothing about it—on the way to the station he said, "I sent Lumley to Mr. Miller and to your place."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I made no note of these conversations—Lumley was only at my shop two or three minutes—the officer was with me when I went to Sansom—Sansom never said that he had sent Lumley for the purpose of ascertaining whether two men named Somers had been there—this public-house is about three hundred yards from my house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. I have been a member of this society about five months; they collect once a month—I paid all the instalments to Mr. Sansom—Lumley said that he was Mr. Somers; not that he came from Mr. Somers—I did not see his workman's apron; his coat was buttoned up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-175" type="surname" value="MOSLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MOSLIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 346, Portobello Road, and rent part of a shop in Bramley Road from Mr. Miller—on December 8th Channing and Lumley came—one of them said, "I have called for 10s. 10d. on behalf of the Provident Association of London"—I said, "I am very sorry, you will have to call again; Mr. Miller is not in"—one of them turned</p>
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<p>to the other, and said, "Where is the next?"—Channing said, "Mr. Sweet's"—they walked towards Mr. Sweet's, which is higher up, and said, "We will call as we come back"—Channing returned, and I said, "Mr. Miller is in now"—he came in, but I do not know what took place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-176" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-176" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective X</hi>). On December 9th I saw Channing in Garnet Grove, Chiswick, and told him I was going to take him into custody for obtaining 4s. 4d. by representing himself as Mr. Sansom—he said, "I have not collected any money, and what money I have taken I have signed my own name"—he afterwards said, "I was instructed by Mr. Sansom, the superintendent, to collect the money, and sign the name of Somers; I did so, and handed it to Sansom; I have collected other sums the same way at Fulham"—I told him he would be charged with being concerned in obtaining 10s. 10d. from Mr. Sweet and 10s. 10d. from Mr. Miller, of Bramley Road—he said, "I was with Sansom yesterday; the man who you say is Lumley was introduced to me as Mr. Somers, the agent; I went with Lumley to Mr. Miller's, but I did not go to Mr. Sweet; I called to see Mr. Sweet, but he was out."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-177" type="surname" value="SELMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-177" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SELMAN</persName> </hi> (234 X). On December 8th I was on duty in the Bramley Road, and saw Mr. Sweet with the prisoner Lumley—Mr. Sweet said, "This man has been trying to obtain money from me by fraud; I want you to take him in custody"—Lumley ran away—we pursued him. and overtook him in Threadgold Street—he said, "Let me go; I will show you the man who sent me; his name is Sansom; he is at the Trafalgar public-house"—I took him to the station—he said "Sansom sent us to Mr. Sweet's and Jack Miller's; Sansom said to me, 'Give Mr. Sweet a receipt for his 10s. 10d. '"—I found this receipt-book on him—I went to the Trafalgar public-house and saw Sansom—I said, "I believe your name is Sansom?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I shall take you in custody for attempting to defraud Mr. Sweet"—he said, "You have made a mistake; I am superintendent of the Association, and have been promoted recently; I did send them to Mr. Sweet and Mr. Miller to get the monthly subscriptions"—he had this bag with him, containing books of different sorts, books of sewing-machine companies, and of this Provident Institution.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-178" type="surname" value="POTTER"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-178" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES POTTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant X</hi>). I read the charge at the Notting Dale Police station, and Lumley said, in Sansom's presence: "I admit asking for the money, but I was employed by Sansom to do so"—Sansom said, "Yes, that is so; I have never been dismissed from the service of the Association"—I found on Sansom a black bag containing three deposit books with the signatures of two leaves and a half torn out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. The books were in an envelope, but not sealed down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-179" type="surname" value="MORTIMER"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-179" type="given" value="HENRY THOMAS"/>HENRY THOMAS MORTIMER</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the Provident Association of London for the west district—they have offices in Bishopsgate Street—it is a building and insurance society employing agents to collect—Sansom was in their service and was dismissed in the middle of November, and had no authority to collect money in December—Channing was authorised to collect money in any district on any business introduced by himself; his authority determined when he was arrested—he had no authority to collect money from Mrs. Hughes or Mrs.</p>
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<p>Druce—Mrs. Hughes was one of Sansom's cases and Druce's money was collected by Somers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. Sansom was the agent who introduced Mr. Sweet's business—I know that from the official notice—as to the business Sansom brought in it was his duty to collect while he was in our employ, but not after he was discharged—Channing was entitled to collect because he was not dismissed—Sansom was with us about seven months, he worked in any district—if he introduced business he got a commission, but it would not go on if he was discharged—if he brought fresh business after he was discharged I should refuse it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Sweet was one of Sansom's introductions—after Sansom was dismissed a circular was sent out saying that the money was only to be paid to Somers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-180" type="surname" value="SOMERS"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-180" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN SOMERS</persName> </hi>. I am the official collector for the Provident Association of London for the western district—I was authorised to call on Sweet, Miller, Druce, Jenner, and Hughes to collect—I do not know Channing, and never gave him authority to sign my name—I do not know Lumley.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Lumley stated that Sansom and Channing met him and asked him to collect the money if Mr. Somers had not received it. Channing produced a written defence stating that he was led away by Sansom, who, being his superintendent, he took agency under him, and he did it not knowing he was doing any harm, as he did not know that Somers had been discharged.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930109-192-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-192-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi></p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SANSOM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at West London Police-court on April</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LUMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at the same Court on July nth,</hi> 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHANNING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18930109-192-punishment-38" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-192-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-192-punishment-38" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-192-18930109 t18930109-192-punishment-38"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SANSOM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18930109-192-punishment-39" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-192-punishment-39" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-192-punishment-39" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-192-18930109 t18930109-192-punishment-39"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LUMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18930109-192-punishment-40" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-192-punishment-40" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-192-punishment-40" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-192-18930109 t18930109-192-punishment-40"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>193.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY HOLT</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930109-193-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-193-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering the acceptance to a bill of exchange, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-182" type="surname" value="ABBOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-182" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWARD"/>GEORGE EDWARD ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Stamford, Spalding and Boston Bank, Northampton—the prisoner had an account there—on September 1st he asked me to discount this bill; I did so, and credited the amount to his account, less discount—I sent it to the head office—this is the prisoner's signature.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>. It is drawn by the prisoner; to the best of my knowledge the whole of it is in his writing; I have no doubt of it; but I did not see him write it—I am an expert to a certain extent—I have known him since April last—it was a small trading account.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-183" type="surname" value="LETRAIL"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-183" type="given" value="ULYSSES"/>ULYSSES LETRAIL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Union Bank, Fenchurch Street Branch—I paid this bill to Barclays on December 3rd, it having our., customers' signature.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-184" type="surname" value="FRANKLY"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-184" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON FRANKLY</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, of 21, Commercial Road, and keep an account at the Union Bank of London, Fenchurch Street—I cannot write; my son writes my cheques and acceptances—I did not authorise him to accept this bill, or anyone else.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not owe Holt any money when the bill was drawn—I have never accepted a bill for him; I cannot read—this bill was not presented to me—I am brought here by the bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have had two or three of his bills—I have several bills to meet.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-185" type="surname" value="FRANKLYN"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-185" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL FRANKLYN</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness, and act as his clerk—I sign cheques and accept bills for him—this signature was not written by me, or by my authority; it is not like my signature—I know the prisoner's writing—this letter is written by him: "Dear Sir,—The bill I referred to Mr. Franklyn is Mr. C. Franklyn, not yourself, as I have no bills of yours, wherever the mistake has arisen.—Yours truly,
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY HOLT. "</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Nobody else was authorised to sign my father's name—I have got the bill-book here—Mr. Goodman is a shoe manufacturer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We received a letter from Mr. Goodman—it was in exchange for a bill of £33 12s. 4d., drawn by Mr. Holt on us—we wrote to him for an explanation: "Dear Sir,—We have this day taken from Mr. Holt a three months' bill for £33 12s. 4d., which will be presented in due course," and then received the other letter—I do not know Mr. C. Franklyn.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930109-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930109-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-186" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-name-186" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On December 20th I was in Northampton with Mr. Goodman, and saw the prisoner with his solicitor, Mr. Daniel—Mr. Goodman asked the prisoner for an explanation of the forged bill—he said, "I can't pay the money"—Mr. Daniel told him to say nothing and asked to be left alone, and when we went in again he said, "I advise my client to go to London to be tried before the Lord Mayor"—I said, "I have no warrant; I shall take you in London"—we went to London, where I took him in custody.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-193-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18930109-193-punishment-41" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-193-18930109 t18930109-193-punishment-41"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>194.
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<interp inst="def1-194-18930109" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-194-18930109" type="surname" value="JOYNER"/>
<interp inst="def1-194-18930109" type="given" value="ALICE LYDIA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALICE LYDIA JOYNER</hi>, Wilful</persName>
<rs id="t18930109-194-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-194-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-194-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/> and corrupt perjury.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">In this case the prisoner's father was charged before Mr. Plowden, the Magistrate, with unlawfully selling intoxicating liquor to persons in a state of intoxication, he keeping a licensed house. He called the pri
<lb/>soner, who the police charged as serving the men, as a witness, and she swore that the men in question were all sober, and that she did not serve them after the police entered the house.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no proof that Joyner was licensed, his license not being produced, and it was the license which gave the Magistrate jurisdiction in the case.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See Reg. v. Evans</hi> 17,
<hi rend="italic">Cox</hi> 37,
<hi rend="italic">and Reg. v. Lewis,</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">Cox,</hi> 163.)
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that there was no Statute which compelled the license to be produced, and that there was evidence that Joyner was licensed.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See Reg. v. Von Le Berg,</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">Crown Cases Reserved, p.</hi> 264,
<hi rend="italic">and Reg. v. Denning, Law Reports, p.</hi> 290.)
<hi rend="italic">The fact that Joyner sold beer was evidence which gave the Magistrate jurisdiction, and there was evidence that the license was endorsed. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">held that he was bound by the cases quoted, and directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18930109-194-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930109-194-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930109-194-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday,</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th January,</hi> 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>195.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-190" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WILDSMITH</persName> </hi>. lama butcher, of 258, Wick Road, Victoria Park Road—on 28th December I got into an omnibus at Cambridge Heath about 10. 30 p. m.—near the Bedford Hotel the prisoner got in, near the end of the journey—I got out at the Queen's Hotel, went in, and then crossed to the Cassland Hotel—the prisoner went into the Queen's Hotel as I went in—I stayed in the Cassland about five to ten minutes, not longer—as I was going home along the Victoria Park Road, and about forty to fifty yards from the Cassland, I was pulled back from behind, and my watch and part of my chain were pulled off by someone behind—I was pulled on my back; my nose bled—I saw men—I called out "Police! Murder!"—I got up; the men ran away—there must have been two, because one kicked my legs from under me—as I went back I met two policemen with the prisoner, whom I recognised as having seen in the omnibus, and who followed me into the Queen's Hotel—he was taken to the station—I was shown this watch and chain; they are my property, value £3—I was sober; I had had a glass, but was the same as I am now—I heard one of the men say, "Bill, bring my hat. "</p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-191" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GOODRAM</persName> </hi> (145 J). I was at the corner of the Dagmar Road, a turning out of the Victoria Park Road, about eleven p. m., when I saw two men running in the Victoria Park Road—I had heard cries of "Police!" and "Murder!"—I chased the men, and shouted—I heard Rowland say, "I've got one"—I went to him, and said to the prisoner, "What are you running for?"—he said, "A man struck me, and I struck him back, "and then both ran away—I took him back to where I had heard cries of "Police! "and saw the prosecutor in the Victoria Park Road—he was sober—he said the prisoner was the man who had robbed him—I took the prisoner to the station—I went back and searched the road—I saw the watch found—I found part of the chain—I showed them to the prosecutor—he identified them as his property.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930109-name-192" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER ROWLAND</persName> </hi> (275 J): I was on duty at the corner of the Dagmar Road when I saw the prisoner and another man running side by side—I asked them what they were running for—they continued running—I stopped the prisoner, and threw him on the ground—he struggled violently, and tried to get away—I found the watch, and part of the chain was picked up in the Victoria Park Road.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You did not fall, I threw you down—you struggled to get away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is the watch and chain.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said he heard the cry of</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">Stop thief!" and followed a tall and a little man; the little one kicked him, he fell, being out of breath, and on getting up was taken into custody.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then pleaded guilty to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in June,</hi> 1892.
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<p>196.
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