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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>KNILL, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 6th, 1893, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-2" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-3" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., and the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS</hi>, Knt., two of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-4" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M. P., Alderman of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-5" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., M. P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-6" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-7" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-8" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-9" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-10" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</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>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-11" type="given" value="WALTER HENRY"/>WALTER HENRY WILKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-12" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-13" type="given" value="GEORGE ROSE"/>GEORGE ROSE INNES</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNILL, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
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<lb/>lawfully and wilfully falsifying the books belonging to the Operative Bricklayers' Society, his masters.</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930206-237-offence-1 t18930206-name-31"/>Jules Gobets</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-32" type="given" value="JULES"/>JULES GOBETS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">interpreted</hi>). I am a Frenchman, and am a cattleman—I am now living at 5, Sparrow Corner, Minories—I was a sailor on board the is.
<hi rend="italic">Ovendean Grange;</hi> I went on board at Buenos Ayres in December, 1892—I left the ship on 24th January in London—the prisoner was a sailor on board the ship—I had on board 225 francs of mine and Rajon's; 100 francs belonged to him, the rest was mine; it was mixed together; it was tied in a handkerchief and put inside a "Wellington boot at the bottom of a sack, which was placed at the head of the bed of Rajon's—I missed the money on the 17th January, the day we arrived here—it might have been the 16th—I had seen the money on the 16th—I did not accuse the prisoner of stealing it; I suspected him but I did not accuse him; I told him I had lost it, and he jumped up, and advised me to go to the chief officer and search the ship—the officer sent below and said, M Say nothing to nobody"; I do not know that there is a rule that the last man left on board should look round and take care of anything found until inquiry is made"—I don't recollect when I left the ship; it might have been the 23rd or 24th; I left before the prisoner—he has never said anything to me about the money he found.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>, When the ship stopped at Las Palmas, Rajon went and got some money to buy oranges—the prisoner was not there then—the oranges were brought by a-shore-boat—there were men on board at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-33" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER LILLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Dock Constable</hi> 108). I took the prisoner into custody on the 25th January when the
<hi rend="italic">Ovendean Change</hi> came into dock—he was leaving the dock—I told him to step into the police office and asked him if he had any money about him—he said, "Yes"—I said, "What kind is it?"—he said, "French money, belonging to the men on board; here it is," handing to me from his waistcoat pocket fourteen 20-franc pieces and one 10-franc gold piece—the inspector was there at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in plain clothes—it is my duty to see that suspicious looking persons do not leave the dock without being searched—the prosecutor reported his loss to me on the arrival of the ship at half-past eleven in the morning, and I arrested the prisoner at a quarter past five in the evening—I told him I was a police-officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner was dressed as he is now, with gilt buttons on his clothes—it is not the usual uniform for a man in his position—it is the uniform of a steward.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BEECH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Dock Inspector</hi>). On 25th January the prisoner was brought into the office—after what passed with the officer the prisoner made a statement to me, which I took down—this is it (Read: "What I want to say is this; it certainly do look suspicious that I have stolen the money, as it was found on me; but I am quite innocent—after they had packed up and gone that night I went into the room with a light,</p>
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<p>and on looking round I saw an old handkerchief; I picked it up, and in it found fourteen 20-franc pieces and the 10-franc gold piece tied up in it"—I said there had been 320 francs lost—he said he was well aware there was money lost on board, and that this was some of it—I told him he would be detained until we found the prosecutor, and he was then charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We found the prosecutor next morning—he was staying at the Nun's Head Coffee-house, Tower Hill—the prosecutor had left the ship when I stopped the prisoner—the captain was then on board.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-35" type="given" value="JEAN"/>JEAN RAJON</persName> </hi>, I was a sailor on board the ship; I joined in December—I was a friend of Gobet's—he and I had some money which we kept together tied in a handkerchief in a bag at the bottom of a sack which hung at the head of my bed—on 16th January I fetched some of the money to buy bread and oranges—I took twenty francs, and my comrade took five—I left the rest of the money in the same place—at the time I took out the money the prisoner was there in his bed, about a step from the place where the money was—next day, the 17th, the money was gone—my comrade gave information to the chief officer, and he informed the police—there were only five persons in the place when I took out the money—there was no coal dust on the handkerchief then.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">INSPECTOR BEECH</hi>, There was coal dust among the money that the prisoner produced.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM ARTHUR"/>WILLIAM ARTHUR WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>, I am chief officer of the ss.
<hi rend="italic">Ovendean Grange</hi>—she is an English ship, registered in the port of London—it is not true that I am prejudiced against the prisoner, Or that I have any animosity against him, or that I have put up the police against him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The register of the ship is 1,550 tons, thirty-two hands all told—the prisoner was donkey man on board; as such he would look after the engines and coals—he would be engaged about one hundred feet from the coal bunkers—he was on duty until the ship arrived in London—as donkey man he would wear brass buttons—I did not engage him; the chief engineer did—we should not have taken him if he had not borne a good character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, alleged that, hearing of the loss of the money, he searched the ship, and found the money to and left the dock intending to find the prosecutor and give it to him; that he had no intention of keeping it, but that the chief officer, being prejudiced against him, informed the police.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MACMORRAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-40" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, I am a schoolboy—about four p. m. on Monday, 2nd January, I was outside Scarlett's, in Orchard Street, Great Smith Street, Westminster, and saw a crowd—I saw the two prisoners and the prosecutor, who was staggering across the road—they came across to the baker's shop where I was standing, and the prisoners put their hands in his pockets and took out his money—the prosecutor struggled and they followed—I heard the money rattle, and I then saw the prisoners running down Great Peter Street and counting the money—they went down Strutton Ground, and were just about to enter a lodging-house</p>
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<p>when I and another boy pointed them out to the constable—I did not lose sight of them once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Webster.</hi> I did not see you picking the prosecutor up from an omnibus; no traffic was passing at the time—the prosecutor came from the public-house and was going to run across the road to the baker's shop; he did not go near the paper shop—he struggled outside the baker's shop; no vehicle was passing at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dougherty.</hi> Both of you got hold of the prosecutor in the middle of the road; you took the money out of his pockets, and then left him by the baker's shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-41" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST GILLMAN</persName> </hi>, I am a page at 17, Dean's Yard—on the afternoon of 2nd January I had just come out of the paper shop in Great Smith Street, and I saw the prisoners push the prosecutor up against the shop, and one held him while the other took the money, and then they walked down, through Orchard Street, and another turning, into Great Peter Street and Strutton Ground—I saw a policeman and told him about them, and he took them in charge and took them to the station—I had sight of them the whole time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Webster.</hi> The prosecutor did not fall down—I was outside, the paper shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dougherty.</hi> Webster held him while you took the money—I did not lose sight of you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-42" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT KELLINGTON</persName> </hi> (40
<hi rend="italic">A R</hi>). About five p.m. on 2nd January I was on duty in Strutton Ground—the last witness informed me of something, and I went and took the prisoners into custody—I told them I should take them for being concerned in robbing a man in Great Smith Street while drunk—Webster said, "Oh, blind me, governor, I have never seen a drunken man; I am not going to the station"—I told Dougherty he would have to go—he said, "We will go quietly"—I took them to the station, and sent a constable with Knight to find the drunken man—Delaney was brought to the station—he complained that he had been robbed by two men, but he did not know who they were—I saw when he came in that both his pockets were turned out—I found on Webster sixpence silver and sevenpence bronze, and on Dougherty sixpence silver and threepence bronze—they made no reply in answer to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dougherty</hi>, You both
<hi rend="italic">went</hi> quietly to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DELANEY</persName> </hi>, I am a labourer, living at 4, Great Peter Street—on the afternoon of 2nd January I was very drunk—I spent between five shillings and six shillings that day, I think—I cannot recollect how much I had left—I may have told the Magistrate I had change for about two shillings, but I have no idea how much it was—I don't remember anything about the occurrence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dougherty.</hi> I said I could not identify the men who had robbed me, and I was charged with being drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners in a written defence stated that they saw the prosecutor drunk and staggering in Great Smith Street, and as an omnibus was approaching they dragged him out of the way and put him against the wall of the public-house and then walked off, when they were arrested; and they asserted their innocence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DOUGHEETY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY**</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">August</hi>, 1887—
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<hi rend="italic">Ten Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WEBSTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-238-18930206 t18930206-238-punishment-12"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended the conduct of Knight and Gillman.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT EBENEZER KING</hi>, I am a tobacconist, of 8, High Road, Knightsbridge—on an evening in January, between six and seven o'clock, the prisoner came in and asked for half an ounce of gold flake, price 2 1/2 d., which I put into one of my half-ounce papers, with my name on it—he gave me a half-crown; I put it into the till, and gave him the change—there was no other half-crown there—I gave it to Mrs. Salter the same evening, after which a constable came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-45" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE SALTER</persName> </hi>, I am a nurse in Mr. King's service; he gave me this half-crown on 10th January in the evening, and I took it to Mr. Johnson, a chemist, the same day as I received it; made a purchase, gave it to him, and received change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-46" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JOHNSON</persName> </hi>, I am a chemist, of 83, Brompton Road—on Tuesday, January 10th, between seven and eight o'clock, Mrs. Salter made a purchase at my shop, and gave me a half-crown—I gave her the change, rang it, and placed it in the till on top of some silver—there were other half-crowns in the same compartment, but they were under the shillings—about half-an-hour afterwards a constable came—I had taken no money in the meantime—I took this half-crown out of the till; it was lying at the top—I bent it and gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-47" type="given" value="ISIDORE"/>ISIDORE ABOULTER</persName> </hi>, I am in the employ of M. Dumarier, who keeps the Swiss Café, High Street, Knightsbridge—on Tuesday, 10th January, about 6. 30, I was serving in the bar, and the prisoner came in and asked for a slice of cake, price 2d.—he offered me a half-crown; I thought it was rather light, and tried to bend it, but could not—I called my governor, who gave him in custody—I knew him before; I had seen him in Christmas week, about 9.30 p. m., dressed in Militia clothes when he asked me for a slice of cake and some ginger beer, and gave me a five-shilling piece—I gave him 4s. 9d. change, and put the coin in the till—there was no five-shilling piece there; I had not taken one that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-48" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS DUMARIER</persName> </hi>, I keep a cafe at 13, High Street, Knightsbridge—on the evening of January 10th Aboulter called me, and handed me this half-crown—I said nothing to the prisoner, but gave him in custody—in Christmas week, about 12.30 at night, I found a bad five-shilling piece in my till—that was the only crown there—I bent it, and threw it into the fire.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-49" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HALL</persName> </hi> (100
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). I was called to this café, and found the prisoner detained there—Mr. Dumarier said, "This man has passed a ad half-crown; he is the man who gave me a bad five-shilling piece before Christmas"—the prisoner made no reply—I asked where he got</p>
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<p>it—he said for his pay in the Middlesex Militia at Hounslow Barracks on Saturday evening—I searched him, and found five florins, thirteen shillings, and 2s. 6d. in bronze, all good—I searched him again at the station, and found this half-ounce of tobacco with Mr. King's name on it—Mr. Johnson gave me this half-crown, and Mr. Dumarier this one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">R.E. KING</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is the same kind of tobacco as I sold the prisoner, and this is my paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, These two half-crowns are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I did not know they were bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-52" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE MC CARTHY</persName> </hi>, I assist Mr. Taylor at his fish shop, 190, Cable Street—on November 23rd, about 6.30 p. m., the prisoner came and asked for some fish and tendered a florin—I put it on a shelf in the back kitchen, where there was only one shilling, two sixpences, and a half-crown—I gave the prisoner the change—a man came in behind her who I now know as Costello. (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 137)—he got in front of her, and asked me about some fish, and they went out one after the other—I picked the prisoner out on 6th January from five or six others at the Police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-53" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE TONSLEY</persName> </hi>, My father keeps a public-house—on 23rd November, about 7. 15, Costello came in with a baby on his arm—the prisoner and another woman then came in, and Costello asked them what they were going to have to drink; they had some ale—the man said he had no money, and the prisoner paid with three penny pieces—after that I served them with some bitter ale, and the man paid with this florin (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I put it in the till—it is marked—I gave him 1s. 10d. change—my sister came into the bar, and the prisoner asked her for a pennyworth of peppermint; for the baby, I think—the man paid for it with another florin, and my sister came to me for change—I had taken the first to my father, and I took the second to him; they were both bad—he went round the counter and nodded to me to fetch a policeman, and when I went the prisoner ran past me in the street—my father handed Costello over to the policeman—I picked the prisoner out on January 6th from half a dozen others.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-54" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD TONSLEY</persName> </hi>, I am a sister of the last witness—on 23rd November I served the prisoner with a pennyworth of peppermint—she had a baby—in her arms which I saw Costello give to her—Costello gave me a florin which I gave to my sister—my father entered the bar, and the prisoner ran into the street with the baby.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-55" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID M' KAY</persName> </hi> (284
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was called and took Costello, and received these two coins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-56" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TAYLOR</persName> </hi>, I keep a fish shop at 190, Cable Street—on November 23rd a constable spoke to me; I looked at the money on my mantelpiece and found this florin there, which I handed to Inspector Cox—it was the only florin there.</p>
<p>—Cox (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>). I received this florin from Taylor on 23rd November, and have kept it ever since—on January 6th the</p>
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<p>prisoner was brought to the station charged with being concerned with Costello; she made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). I received a description of the prisoner in November, and on January 6th I saw her in St. George's Street, Shadwell—I told her I should take her for being concerned with Costello in uttering two florins, and also one at a fish shop—she said, "Oh, no, not me"—she was identified by three witnesses.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, I am Inspector of Coin to H. M. Mint—these three florins are counterfeit, and from three different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that she met Costello, who gave her some drink and a florin, with which she bought some fish, but that she did not know the money was bad.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HANNAH COOK</hi> (44)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HERBERT CYRIL WALPOLE</hi>, I manage the Prince Arthur publichouse, Forest Road, Dalston—on 4th November, shortly after six, I served Cook with some beer—she gave me this bad shilling—I handed it to my employer, who broke it in Cook's presence, and sent for the police—about two months afterwards I saw her among other persons at North London Police-court, and identified her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-61" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD NURSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant J</hi>). On November 4th I was called to the Prince Arthur; the prisoner Cook was detained there, and this shilling was handed to me—she said, "It was given to me by a man for an immoral purpose"—I took her to the station; nothing was found on her, and she was allowed to go.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-62" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE SHARMAN</persName> </hi>, I am barmaid at the Three Mariners—on 10th January, at a little after six p. m., I served Cook with a pennyworth of rum; she gave me a shilling; I told her it was bad, and returned it—she paid with a penny—I saw her again on the 21st, and recognised her, but had no dealings with her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-63" type="given" value="JAMES CHARLES"/>JAMES CHARLES SIMS</persName> </hi>, I am potman at the Three Mariners—on 10th January Miss Sharman spoke to me, and I followed Cook out—Bolton joined her about fifty yards off, and they walked away together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bolton.</hi> It was about six p.m.; it was dark—I did Dot give you in custody because there were no police—I can swear you are the man; I got quite close to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-64" type="given" value="FLORENCE CAROLINE"/>FLORENCE CAROLINE HILL</persName> </hi>, My father keeps the Three Mariners, and I lend a hand occasionally—on 23rd January, about 6. 30, I served Cook with half a quartern of gin, price 21/2 d., in this bottle (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) she gave me a florin; I told her it was bad, and she gave me a good half-crown—I gave her the change, and she left—I spoke to Miss Sharman—later on I saw the two prisoners brought back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-65" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FLETCHER</persName> </hi>, I am an ex-detective—on January 23rd, about 6. 30 p. m., I was in the Three Mariners—I heard Miss Sharman make a communication to the landlord, in consequence of which I went out and saw Cook come out at the other door, cross the road, and go about sixty yards, join Bolton, and they walked together to Brampton Road, where they turned down under a dead wall and remained a minute or two and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bolton.</hi> The struggle was over 200 yards from the public-house where Cook tendered the florin—the first public house is about 250 yards from the second—it was not a bright night, but there was a large lamp outside the public-house—you went back with me to the public-house, but you had another struggle with me in Kingston Road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J.C. SIMS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I joined Fletcher on 23rd January outside the Kenton Arms—I saw Cook and recognised her as having seen her some days before, and Bolton as a man I had seen on the 10th—I said, "I want you"—he said, "Who are you?"—I said, "I want you to come with me"—he said, "If you touch me I will knock your brains out"—Fletcher came up and said, "You take the man, I will take the woman."</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-66" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PRAGNELL</persName> </hi> (352
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). I was called to the Three Mariners, and found the prisoners there—I charged Bolton with being concerned with Cook in passing counterfeit coin—he made no answer—I took him to the station, and Fletcher handed me three coins—I found on Bolton seven sixpences, a shilling, and 71/2d. in bronze, and this bottle with gin in it—he gave his address, Victoria Chambers, Commercial Street—there are no Victoria Chambers; there is a Victoria House, a lodging house—he was not known there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-67" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BILLMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was called and took Cook—she said, "The money they say was bad I threw into the road. "</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-68" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CREASEY</persName> </hi>, I am female searcher at Hackney Police-station—I searched Cook and found only a penny on her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, These three florins and this shilling are counterfeit—the florins are all from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners in their statements before the Magistrate, and in their defence, stated that they did not know the coins were bad.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930206-242-offence-1 t18930206-name-71"/>Charles Nugent</persName>, and stealing two pairs of nut-crackers and a brooch and a dressing-gown, his property, having been convicted at this Court of burglary, on April 5th, 1892—</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930206-243-offence-1 t18930206-name-74"/>Jean Baptiste Bonyond</persName>, with intent to steal—Haggis having been convicted at Marlborough Street.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into Recognizances.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18930206-243-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930206-243-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-244-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, Feloniously receiving a barrow, two crates, and 692 caps, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930206-244-offence-1 t18930206-name-76"/>Abraham Isaacs</persName>, and a coat of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930206-244-offence-1 t18930206-name-77"/>Albert James Baldwin</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABINGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT JAMES BALDWIN</hi>, I am a porter in the employ of Abraham Isaacs, of 4, Gravel Lane, Houndsditch—on 6th January, about four p. m., I took two crates of boys, caps and a coat in a barrow—I left my barrow outside while I went into the Don in Cheapside for about two minutes when I came out the barrow was gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-78" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM ISAACS</persName> </hi>, I am a hat and cap manufacturer, of 4, Gravel Lane—on 6th January I sent Baldwin out with a parcel of caps, value about £40—these produced are a portion of them; these are all I have recovered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were about sixty dozen in the two crates, all new—these would be Bold at about fifteen pence each retail—I am not a retail dealer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-79" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SCOTT</persName> </hi>, I am a shell-fish dealer—I keep a stall in Gordon Place, Haggerston—I have known the prisoner as a shell-fish dealer all my life—on 7th January I saw him at the back of my stall—he said, "Bob, have you any half pence about you?"—I said, "All I have is ninepence"—he said, "Give me that ninepence, and I will give you three caps"—I gave him ninepence for them—he said they were worth a shilling and a halfpenny a piece in the shop—he had not got the caps with him—he sent his lad for them; I had them, and sold them to people in the neighbourhood at sixpence a piece—I afterwards went act to the prisoner and had six more—he sent his lad for them—I took them to Mr. Wood's shop in Hoxton Street, and in consequence of what he said I took them to the station—I did not ask the prisoner how he came by them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have always known the prisoner as a straightforward man—I have known such caps sold by Jews at threepence a-piece—I heard the prisoner say at the station that he bought the caps of a Jew in the Borough.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SAUNDERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City, Detective</hi>). On Saturday, 7th January, about twenty minutes to eleven at night, I saw the prisoner standing by his stall in Hoxton Street—I told him I was a police officer from the City; there was a man at Kingsland Road Police-station who had some caps which had been stolen from the City, and I wanted to know how he came possessed of them; he states that he bought them from you—he replied, "Yes"—I said, "How did you come possessed of them?"—he said, "I bought them from a Jew-looking
<hi rend="italic">bloke</hi>"—I said, "How many did you buy?"—he replied, "Six"—I said, "How much did you give for them?"—he said, "Fourpence each"—I said, "Did you have any receipt?"—he said, "No"—I then took him to the Kingsland Road Police-station—I asked him if he would know the man again he bought them from—he said, "No"—I saw the witness Scott at the station, and I said to him in the prisoner's presence, "Is this</p>
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<p>the man you bought them from?"—he said, "Yes"—and he said to the prisoner, "You have done a good thing for me; they have kept me here three hours"—I said, "Have you any more?"—he said, "Yes; I have three more at my house"—I then conveyed him to Cloak Lane Station, where he was charged with stealing and receiving—he said, "I can prove I never stole them, for I was at my stall all day Friday, so I could not have stole them"—on the Sunday he was at the station, and his son came to see him, and the prisoner said to him, "You show this gentleman the house you got the caps from; I don't want to be made a mug of for them; I want to get out of this"—I went with the son to 19, Huntingdon Street, and they denied all knowledge of the boy, and nothing was found there—subsequently Sergeant Willis handed me three caps—I showed those to the prisoner, and said, "Are these the three caps you said you had at your house?"—he said, "Yes. "</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-81" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP WILLIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G</hi>). In consequence of instructions on 7th January I went to 26, Essex Street, Kingsland Road, to the first floor front room, occupied by the prisoner—I there found these three velvet caps on the bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made a thorough search; I found no other caps—I have known the prisoner about ten years, keeping a stall—from inquiries I have made he has been a respectable man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A.J. BALDWIN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The barrow was subsequently found in Maria Street, Kingsland Road—Essex Street is about five minutes' walk from Maria Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-82" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BAILEY</persName> </hi>, I live with my father (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>), at 26, Essex Street, Hoxton—he keeps a fish stall—I was there when a man came up to father and said, "Would you mind buying some caps?"—he said, "I can do with three"—the man walks up and down Hoxton—he said, "If you want any more you can go to 19, Huntingdon Street"—I went there and got some caps for Scott; I saw a lady there, and she gave me the caps—I gave her 9d. for the first three I got—Scott went and sold them and came back and said, "I have 1s. 6d., go and get six more, and I will not forget you"—I went and got them—he took them to Wood, and as he would not take them they were taken to the station—afterwards, on the Saturday night, I went with the police to 19, Huntingdon Street, and saw the lady from whom I brought the caps, and she swore she never saw a boy like me in her life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The man told father if he wanted any more caps he was to go to 19, Huntingdon Street—I was not at the stall when the man came up to father—father gave me the first lot, and I threw them on the bed—I gave them to Bobby Scott—father did not have the money, I had the money, and I gave it to the lady—when I went back to the house with the constable I saw the lady who gave me the caps, and she said she did not know me—I said, "Yes you do"—she said, "You can go and search the house," and the policeman went up and searched and found nothing—I first said to the constable that it was the wrong house—the lady upstairs said, "You had better tell him it is the wrong house," but when I went and saw father he told me to tell the truth—the name of the lady who told me to say it was the wrong house was</p>
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<p>Mrs. Clapham—she lives in the first floor, where I live with my father—Mrs. Clapham is outside the Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-83" type="given" value="SUSANNA"/>SUSANNA CLAPHAM</persName> </hi>, The prisoner and his son live in my house, 26, Essex Street—I knew that the prisoner was given into custody for having possession of these caps—I had nothing to say to the boy; I never told him to say it was the wrong house—when he came with the detective I was in bed, and knew nothing about it—I have lived in the house two years; the prisoner was there before me; he has always borne a good character.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SAUNDERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). I went with the boy to the house, 19, Huntingdon Street, stated to be the house where the caps were got from—he said nothing to me about it being the wrong house until two ladies came into the passage, and then he said, "Oh, we have come to the wrong house"—I found nothing there—they said we could look over the house from top to bottom.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRANTHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-87" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>, I am assistant to Messrs. Hope Brothers, of Fenchurch Street—on 17th January, at about half-past eight in the morning, I saw the prisoner at the door before the shop was opened—I went in, and afterwards saw Lindley serving the prisoner with some silk handkerchiefs—he selected a muffler—Lindley left the counter and went to another part of the shop—the prisoner then took up the muffler that he had purchased and paid for 'and placed it in his right-hand coat pocket—I was in a corner, about six yards from him; he looked at me; he could see me—I got under the counter, where he could not see me—he then placed his hand a second time in his pocket and drew out the muffler, and with it a pile of silk handkerchiefs, and placed them on the counter—Lindley then came back, and also Elliott, another employé, and said, "This man has taken some handkerchiefs from the counter"—I said, "Yes, I saw him"—the prisoner said, "I did not, I picked them up off the floor "a constable was called in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>, I had seen the prisoner take the bundle of handkerchiefs, and with the muffler place them under his coat, and he was fumbling about his breast.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I noticed that his manner was very peculiar, but nothing near so bad as he is now—he would go round and twist his head about; I put it down to St. Vitus Dance—there were three or four people in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had seen the prisoner in the shop the morning previous,—he was in the habit of coming in directly the door was open, and having suspicions I watched him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-88" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT LINDLEY</persName> </hi>, I am an assistant to Hope Brothers—on the morning of the 17th I was called by the manager to serve the prisoner—I served him with some silk handkerchiefs—after he had bought one he asked to see a muffler—I turned to get it, leaving the handkerchiefs on the counter, and returned about half a minute, when I noticed that some things were missing from the boxes—the prisoner was standing sideways, leaning against the counter—I told the manager some handkerchiefs were missing, and I noticed the prisoner take some from under</p>
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<p>his waistcoat and put them on the counter, and he then stooped down, with the bundle in his hand, and said he had picked them up from the floor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No one had accused him of taking them—his movements were eccentric; he was not jumping about, but he was twitching all over.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I reserve my defence, and will call witnesses elsewhere. "</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-89" type="given" value="PHILIP FRANCIS"/>PHILIP FRANCIS GILBERT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Surgeon to Hollow ay Prison</hi>). I have seen the prisoner in the prison—he is suffering from St. Vitus Dance—he has nothing mentally the matter with him—I consider him responsible.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at Clerkenwell on</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th June</hi>, 1885,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Herbert Hay ward, and three other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-245-18930206 t18930206-245-punishment-19"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930206-246-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY CLODE</hi>, I am a hatter and hosier, at 50, Essex Road, Islington—I went to bed about 11.30 p. m. on 22nd January; everything was then secure—about three I was disturbed by the police—I found my front window broken, and half a brick lying inside it—I missed this under-vest with the ticket on it—it had been inside the window; its value was half-a-crown—I went to the station, where I saw the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). About two a.m. on 23rd January I was on duty in Essex Road, Islington—three mail carts turned into the road and rattled; I heard something like glass breaking—I ran in the direction of the noise, and when I passed the mail carts I saw a man running from the direction of the prosecutor's window, carrying this woollen vest under his arm—I gave chase, and when I was about twenty yards behind him he dropped the vest—when I got into Broad Yard I made a grab at him, and said, "All right, Kennedy"—I knew him well—I missed him and caught the wall, by which I pulled myself round, and saw the prisoner go in a door which I heard slam—I sent a gentleman passing, whom I knew, for assistance, and when it arrived we knocked at the door, and after a little delay a man opened the door—I said I wanted Kennedy—from what he said I went upstairs; the people there said he was downstairs—I went down and opened the door of the back room and found the prisoner in bed—I told him what I should charge him with—he said, "I think you are taking a great liberty"—at the station he said to the sergeant when the charge was read, "You call that breaking and entering, do you?"—the sergeant said "Yes," it might seem strange to him, but it was so—the prosecutor's house is about seventy yards from where I caught the prisoner up—I was about thirty yards the other side when I heard the crash, so that the prisoner had a fairly good start; I was fairly out of wind when I got to him—I have no doubt he is the man; I knew him perfectly well—there are about six cottages in this place; it is a little square—I knew Kennedy lived in the square; I did not know in which house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I found you in the second house up the court—I and another constable told you for your good that no doubt we should have you before long, because of the way you were going on—you were with two prisoners, and we said you would not be arrested on that charge, but as you had just escaped that offence you had better look after yourself, as you were going the right road to come to trouble.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The other constable is ill; I saw him sign his deposition.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Divisional Surgeon N</hi>). I live at 32, Canonbury Square—I saw David Brooker yesterday—he is not fit to leave his house; he is suffering from severe bronchitis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Deposition of David Brooker</hi> (217
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate':</hi> "I was in bed at the time. I have witnesses, and will call them at my trial. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a written defence asserted that he knew nothing of the matter; that he was in bed and asleep at the time, and that since he had come out of prison the police had threatened they would have him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). In consequence of the description given me by Zenthon about ten o'clock, I apprehended Cosgood in Middleton Street, Clerkenwell, about two the same day—he gave the address 8, Whitecross Street; he did not live there—I told him I should arrest him for being concerned with another man in breaking into a public-house in Clerkenwell Close that morning—he said, "No, sir, you have got the right one"—I took him to the station, where he was placed with five others—Zenthon at once identified him—I found one shilling, two sixpences, and a latch door-key on him—he made no answer to the charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Regan then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY*</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930206-251-offence-2 t18930206-name-113"/>Lottie Pebbles</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eight Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930206-252-offence-1 t18930206-name-115"/>William Henry Witherden</persName>;</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930206-252-offence-2 t18930206-name-116"/>Mildred Watson</persName> and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930206-252-offence-2 t18930206-name-117"/>Evelyn Watson</persName>; and also to a conviction of felony at this Court in April, 1890, in the name of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930206-252-offence-2 t18930206-name-118"/>Alfred Forey</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930206-253-offence-1 t18930206-name-120"/>Henry Sutton</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. P. TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY SUTTON</hi>, I am a labourer, of 50, Tidy Street, Commercial Road—on Saturday, 21st January, about 6.15, I was in Aldgate with a friend named Edwards, and at the corner of Mitre Street met tie prisoner and another man—the prisoner had a saw in his right hand—he said, "I will cut your b——head off," and hit me on my forehead with the saw—I did not know him before, and had not spoken to him or hustled him—Edwards put his hand on my forehead, put me in a cab, and I recollect nothing more till Sunday morning, when I found myself in the hospital, where I remained till January 31st, and am still an out-patient—I only remember one cut—this is my hat—I had had three glasses of ale.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was all I had had to drink that day—I had been in and out of public-houses with Edwards, and when he had a drink I had a drink too—I do not think he was the worse for drink; I cannot say what he had had before—I was wearing my hat, and the cut must have gone through it—Edwards was the only man in my company—I did not see a number of people making a disturbance round the prisoner, nor was I taking part in it—Edwards was not very much the worse for drink, shouting out abusive language to the prisoner—I did not see the prisoner put a half-sovereign into his pocket when he came up—I deny that there was any mob hustling the prisoner—they did not say, "Punch him, kick him give him a punch on the jaw"—I heard no one say anything, nor did I hear any noise or disturbance—I did not double my fist and go towards him, nor did I hear him say," Keep off.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-121" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH EDWARDS</persName> </hi>, I am a labourer, of 6, Isabella Street, Blackfriars, Road—I was with Sutton; we were walking side by side—I missed him for a minute, and turned round, and saw the prisoner flourishing a saw, and shouting, "Police"—Sutton's head was bleeding; I caught hold of him, and put him into a cab—I did not hear anything to make me turn round—I was not taking part in hustling the prisoner—I never saw him before—it is not true that I was taking part with other men punching him; there was only me and Sutton together—I did not hear the prisoner say, "Will you let me pass? I want nothing to do with you—the people were not calling out, "Go at him."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been in Sutton's company since one o'clock—I had been at work till twelve, and had not been drinking till one o'clock—I was in Sutton's company till this took place—I recollect going to two public-houses—I was not the worse for drink, nor was Sutton—I was not in a crowd abusing the prisoner—there was no crowd at the time it happened, nor before, that I saw; I had only just come into the street—the prisoner shouted, "Police," and the police came up—when I took Sutton away there was a crowd, because it is a very busy place—I did not hear cries of "Strike him, kick him"—Sutton did not square up to the prisoner with his fists.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-122" type="given" value="ALEXANDER SESSON"/>ALEXANDER SESSON WAY</persName> </hi>, I live at 71, Great Garden Street, Whitechapel—I was in Aldgate, saw a crowd, and the prisoner standing on the pavement with a saw in his hand, and Sutton with his hat in both hands—the prisoner struck the hat with the saw, and said, "Go away," and immediately struck Sutton across his forehead with the saw, and walked into the middle of the road, and shouted, "Police"—I saw Edwards standing with Sutton—neither of them hustled the prisoner or struck him—I do not know either of them—I was right in front of the prisoner, and had a clear view of everything that happened—I saw Sutton taken off by his friend after the blow was struck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate that I saw a number of people run up and stop—there was not a good deal of noise and disturbance, and no shouting, only by the prisoner—I did not hear the prisoner say something to Sutton—I did not see Sutton square up with his fists—Edwards had no indications of drunkenness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I could see all that the prisoner did—when I saw the crowd I ran up—I do not know what caused them to collect.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-123" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>, I am a labourer, of 64, Underwood Street, Commercial Road—on 21st January, about six p.m., I was in Aldgate, and saw the prisoner raise a saw and strike Sutton whose hat was off, on his forehead—he then went into the road, and called "Police"—I only saw one blow—there were not many people there—I saw no one hustling the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were only four or five people round the prisoner besides Edwards and Sutton.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PACE</persName> </hi> (952
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On Saturday, January 21st, I was on duty in Aldgate about 6.15, and saw a crowd on the footway—the prisoner was in the middle of the road with a saw in his hand, shouting, "Police"—Sutton was on the footway bleeding from a wound on his forehead—I said to the prisoner, "Did you do this?" pointing to the wound; he said, "Yes, I did it; I am sorry I did not cut his head off for interfering with a working man"—I sent for a constable, and took Sutton to the hospital—I afterwards took the prisoner to the station, and charged him with assault—he said "I wish I had cut his head off; the man and several others would not allow me to pass, and that is why I used the saw"—he gave me his correct address at a lodging-house, in the name of Wilson—I know the locality well—there was no strike on or anything to account for working men being interfered with—when I arrived some men were threatening the prisoner on account of his having used the saw; they were indignant—the prisoner seemed to have been drinking—a witness named Langsdale was called for the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I came up the prisoner was a good deal excited—I came up after the whole thing was over—the prisoner said that Sutton and several others interfered with him, and would not allow him to pass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>, There were forty or fifty people when I got up—no one suggested to me at that time that the prisoner had been set upon by a crowd and threatened.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-125" type="given" value="HENRY DRAPER"/>HENRY DRAPER BISHOP</persName> </hi>, M.E.C.S. I am a Licentiate of the College of Physicians, and house-surgeon to the London Hospital—Sutton was brought there about 6. 30 on January 21st suffering from an incised wound three inches long on the left side of his forehead and he had a compound depressed fracture of the skull—the mark of the teeth of the saw was visible on the skull—he was in danger at the time—he remained in the hospital till January 31st, and is still an out-patient—one of the dangers was erysipelas and meningitis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He is very likely to suffer from persistent headache.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I did it in self
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<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-126" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LANGSDALE</persName> </hi>, I am a carpenter, of 77, Victoria Chambers, Whitechapel Road—on 21st January, about 6.15, I was coming through Aldgate, and saw a crowd of three or four dozen people—there was a row, and I crossed over to within three or four inches of the prisoner, who had a saw in his hand—there were four or five close to him threatening him, and saying to the one in front of him, "
<hi rend="italic">Go for him!</hi> fight him; hit him"—the man in front of him, Sutton, then put himself in a fighting attitude, and made a start to hit him, and the prisoner said, "Stand back! if you hit me I shall knock you down"—Sutton went forward, and made a second charge, and then the prisoner struck him on his head in self-defence with the saw which he had been holding, at first with the point to the ground—Edwards was not sober; he could not stand straight; he was telling Sutton to fight the prisoner—I heard two more telling Sutton to fight, out I could not see them, it being dark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No one attempted to strike the prisoner except Sutton; he was the only one who put himself in a fighting position—I did not see the hat struck—Sutton had no hat on when I came up, nor when he was struck on his head—only one blow was struck with the saw; if there had been another I must have seen it—I could see that Edwards was not sober when he came into the Police-station half an hour later, but he was not drunk—it did not strike me that he might be excited by his friend being struck—he had had something to drink—I did not smell his breath—there was no strike on—I am a stranger about there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>, I heard no reason assigned why these people should be fighting this man—I was not there at the beginning of it—I saw the policeman come up—I did not hear people calling "Shame!" at the prisoner for having used the saw; I only heard them say "There he is in the road"—I did not hear anyone say that the prisoner had been set upon by anybody—I worked with him about ten years ago, and have seen him three times since.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour on the first indictment and Three Months' on the second.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Do</hi> you remember writing this letter?"—he said, "Yes; but I am not the only one in it"—I said, "I know that as well as you do, and the only doubt I have is how far your brother is implicated"—he said. "Bill had half the money"—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">This was put in and read, in which he admitted getting the money and giving his brother £21, and keeping the rest of the</hi>£51).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> F. J.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-263-18930206 t18930206-263-punishment-39"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930206-264-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> Unlawfully obtaining credit for £7 17s. 6d. under false pretences;
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for disposing of nineteen beaver skins, obtained on credit and not paid for, within four months before the presentation of a bankruptcy petition against him, and other offences against the Bankruptcy Act, and for obtaining goods by false pretences, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN, STEPHENSON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SOULSBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSES. LEE ROBERTS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PICKERSGILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-144" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WORTHAM</persName> </hi>, I am a clerk in the Bankruptcy Department of the High Court of Justice—I produce the file in the bankruptcy of John Brydon—on 6th June, 1891, a petition was lodged against the prisoner by Oswald Eysoldt—it refers to a judgment of 3rd June—on 2nd July a receiving order was made against the prisoner; he was adjudicated bankrupt on 4th July—his public examination was on 12th August, 1891—on 3rd August, just before the examination, Alfred Henry Collins was certified as trustee—the notes of the public examination appear on the file as having been signed by the prisoner—in the statement of affairs the total liabilities are £3,903 2s. 9d., and the assets, after deducting preferential claims for rates, taxes, rent, and so forth, are £525 13s.—E. Thompson is a creditor for £334 17s. 9d., and Diamond stein a partially-secured creditor for £348 10s. 9d.—in the deficiencies account I find the excess of liabilities over assets on 7th July is stated at £1,208 8s. 8d.—the total deficiency at the time of this bankruptcy amounts to £3,377 9s. 9d.—the statement of affairs was filed on 18th July—I see in the statement no specific mention of twenty-two skunk capes and forty skunk skins—I see on the file notes of the bankrupt's private examination, a private sitting on 5th July, 1892—there is the report of the Official Receiver and the order of Mr. Registrar Giffard for the prosecution on 2nd August, 1892, on the file.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On 2nd July, 1891, at the time of the receiving order, the prisoner gives his stock-in-trade as having cost £850, and estimated to produce £400—furs in July and August are less valuable than in January and February, I should think—the notes of the private examination are not "filed"—it is the practice when a document is put on the file for the clerk to endorse the date on it; that practice has been departed from in this case—I have often to file the documents myself—I do not find any details of stock given in schedule H; it merely gives the amount generally.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is the stock-in-trade at 324, Kingsland Road, which cost £850; that is estimated to produce £400.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-145" type="given" value="CHABLES LEGOATT"/>CHABLES LEGOATT BABBER</persName> </hi>, I am one of the official shorthand writers to the Bankruptcy Court—I took shorthand notes of the public examination of John Brydon on 12th August, 1891, taking questions and answers verbatim—I have made a transcript, which I have compared with my notes, and it is correct—there is an affidavit that it was read over to or by the prisoner, and signed by him; that was filed on 18th August—I produce the transcript.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-146" type="given" value="CHARLES VINER"/>CHARLES VINER EDSALL</persName> </hi>, I am an official shorthand writer to the Court of Bankruptcy—on 5th July, 1892, I was present throughout the prisoner's private examination, held before Mr. Registrar Giffard—the prisoner was sworn and examined by Mr. Gray, the Assistant Official Receiver—I took down the questions and answers verbatim—I afterwards made a transcript of my notes, which I compared with the notes; it is accurate—it is on the file.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Registrar was present during the whole of the examination—I have not read over my notes to the prisoner—I dictated, I think, half my notes to my assistant, and then I had it read to me while I compared it with my notes, and I wrote the rest myself—I was appointed about a year ago, but I have studied shorthand for nearly twenty years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-147" type="given" value="SANDOR"/>SANDOR LYIVESSY</persName> </hi>, I live at 46, Albion Road, Stoke Newington—from February to May inclusive, 1891, I was a partner in Lynx and Co., furriers and skin merchants, 175, Aldersgate Street—on 15th February, 1891, the prisoner came to our warehouse and saw me, and said he could do with some marten tails; he said he had got a big order from Glasgow for stow-marten tails, and he must have fine tails—I showed him some at 70s. and 80s. per timber of tails—a timber is a bundle of forty—he said he could do with them, and asked the price—I told him—he wanted about twenty timbers, I believe—he said he wanted to buy them, and asked my terms—I said, "Well, if your references are right, and you are a respectable man, my terms are four, five, six, and nine months"—he mentioned the name of Thompson as a person he had dealt with, and he said he was doing business with Apfel Brothers, and I believe Messrs. Eysoldt and Co.—he showed me his bank book, which he always had in his pocket, and said he was paying a lot of money to these people—I looked at it, but what could I see?—he said he could have references from the people he had mentioned, but he would be much pleased if I would not take a reference, as he did not want to let them know—next day he came again, and said he must have these tails; he looked at them again, and said he could do with them; he said he would have them—he also looked at beaver skins, and chose nineteen, which came to £49 17s. 6d.—he had twenty timbers of the stow-marten tails, which came to £78—he arranged to give five and six months' bills, and he gave me a bill for £76 at five months, and another for £51 17s. 6d. at six months, and I delivered the goods on 17th February—no complaint was made about the goods—on 9th April he came again, and said he had orders for some bear goods for Scotland—he went through the whole of my five floors, and chose some minx, brown, black, and grizzly bear and sable, specified on the invoice, coming to £195 15s. 6d.—part of that order was five and a-half beavers, coming, at 45s. a piece,</p>
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<p>to £12 7s. 6d.—after he had selected those goods I said, "Mr. Brydon, that is rather a big order, but if you will be good enough to come into my private office I will talk to you"—I said, "It is a heavy amount; you already owe me about £120; I must know something more about you"—he took out his bank-book, and showed it to me, and told me he was worth 40s. in the pound; that he was a very honest man, and always paid his bills when due; that he was doing from £15,000 to £20,000 of business a year—I cannot say the exact sum; but he had done a big, an enormous trade—I saw in the bankbook there was about £4,000 of returns in a short time—I said, "If that is so I give you these goods again at your terms"—he then signed one acceptance for £97 3s. 6d., due August 10th, and another for £98 12s., due September 12th, which would be at four and five months respectively—those goods were delivered the same day—on 5th May he came again, and wanted some more bear stuff and trimmings—I went round the warehouse with him, and he picked out about £12 worth of goods—I was getting frightened, but thought I would chance it—then he wanted a lot more stuff; I thought he would buy the whole warehouse—I showed him an article worth about 20s., not in his way at all, and said, "Can you do with this?"—he said, "What is the price?"—I said, "75s."—he said, "I can do" with twenty or thirty of them"—I said, "No; I have sold you enough," and I did not sell him any more—I would not go back from my word, and I let him have the £12 worth—he said he would pay that in cash; that he would send me a cheque for it; but I never saw it—about June he came and said, "Can you do me a favour?"—I said, "What is it?"—he said, "My dear friend" (he always called me "My dear friend"), "you know I am an honest man; could you lend me £20, or change me a cheque, as I have got a bill to meet, and I'm short? The money did not arrive from Glasgow"—I said, "With the greatest pleasure"—he gave me his cheque, and I gave him my open cheque for it—my cheque was paid, his was not—his was on the London Trading Bank, and was returned marked "not sufficient" or "return to drawer," or something like that—the day after that I went to him at Kingsland Eoad—I said, "Well, Mr. Brydon, what is the meaning of this? This cheque is returned"—he said, "My dear friend, I cannot help it; I cannot pay"—I said, "How was it you told me a month ago you were worth 40s. in the pound, when you take my nice good stuff, and to-day you cannot pay anything?"—I was a bit faint, and he gave me a drop of whisky—I said he was no good, and I said, "Man alive, pay me my £20 that I gave you ready cash; you robbed me of my goods, and you will rob me of my credit too; pay me the £20, and I will give you a receipt for the whole lot, so that you will not owe me anything"—he refused in a cruel way to give me my £20—he said he would (using a" very strong expression) before he would part with a penny—next day I sent him a writ for the £20—that was recovered under a judgment—the solicitor got it, I never saw it—the five and a-half beavers I sold in April I saw at Mr. Eysoldt's about a month before the bankruptcy, and I recognised them as mine—after the bankruptcy I purchased them back from Eysoldt with some other goods—I saw the bear skins which I sold in April at Thompson's before the bankruptcy, and after I parted with the £20; it might be the day after—I cannot say if it was before or</p>
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<p>after—I wanted to help the man if I could, and as he had given me his cheque in exchange we could have taken him up for obtaining money under false pretences if he did not pay—the goods I saw at Thompson's, and which I recognised as mine, were worth between £140 and £150—I saw Blaustein, Thompson's manager, with reference to them, and also Thompson, who is not a skin merchant; he buys these things from people—I should describe him as buying stolen property—he called himself a skin merchant—Thompson sent the prisoner to me to buy the stuff, and the next week he had it from him at half-price—when I parted with the two lots of goods I believed what the prisoner told me, and I believed he was thoroughly solvent; I would have given him at that time another £100; he looked a respectable man—I was made bankrupt on 17th September this year; I can pay 17s. in the pound; I have already paid 12s. 9d.—I cannot get my discharge till the whole estate is wound up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My discharge was suspended for two years, as the estate was not realised—in 1883 when I traded under the name of Alexander and Co. I was in liquidation—previous to that I paid a composition of 15s., and then I paid 3s. 4d.—I spent ten years from that time, and turned over half a million, and paid all my bills until I came under such hands as the prisoner's—I had two fires in 1885 and 1886—I am not a member of the committee of inspection of the prisoner's bankruptcy—in June, 1892, the Bankruptcy Court sent for me, and asked me to make an affidavit, and I made it—until then I had only spoken of the facts I have spoken to to-day to the official in the Bankruptcy Court—I had shown an invoice—the prisoner told me he was doing a very large trade—I said in my affidavit that he told me he was doing £2,000 or £3,000 a month—I may have said in the affidavit that he told me he was worth 25s. in the pound, but he said he was worth 40s. in the pound—I drew it mild; I have never seen the affidavit since I made it; the gentleman may have put down 25s., but I said the prisoner said he was worth up to 40s. in the pound—I offered him goods not worth a quarter of what I asked, to try him whether he knew what he was buying—he knows the fur business very well, he has been fourteen years in it; he goes to sales himself—I believe he asked me to see the London Trading Bank, with whom he dealt; they gave me no answer—I inquired through my bank—the goods were really delivered before that—I am not sure if I should not have let him have the goods if the reference through the bank had been unsatisfactory; I only asked my bank if they would take the bills—if the reference through the bank had been unsatisfactory, I should not have let him have the goods, but the last bill they would not take, and then I knew something was wrong—as to the £12, if a man owes me £100 I could not refuse him £12 worth of goods; a man must not be discouraged, and although I would not give him another £100 I would give him £12—I recognised the beavers at Eysoldt's by my private mark—the Alderman asked how I knew they were mine, and I said by my mark, and then the prisoner said, "I got them from him"—I recognised them at once as my goods by my private mark, my stamp, like needles through them—I sold no beavers then to anyone but the prisoner—we are wholesale manufacturers—Eysoldt said he got them from the prisoner, and then I said, "They are my skins"—I only sold beaver skins to the prisoner—I don't</p>
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<p>recollect selling them to anyone else—I don't know whether they are the bearer skins I sold in April or in February—I believe Eysoldt was a creditor in my bankruptcy for £1,000, and he had 12s. 9d. in the pound—I had these goods on credit—I owed him about £40,000, and paid him—when the prisoner made the representations to me I daresay someone else was there; very likely my clerk was; Mr. McCullock, my manager, was present, I should say, and another man might have been there too, but he is not here—Thompson has only been established about nine months, and he only did this kind of business—skin merchants very seldom buy beaver skins; they buy from furriers, except the lots from sales—the prisoner is not a skin merchant—it is very unusual for furriers to sell skins to skin merchants; it is like a man with coals selling them to a mine—it is very unusual for a man like the prisoner to deposit skins with a man like Thompson; no respectable firm would do it—I don't know that I have expressed the contrary opinion—I say it is very unusual to deposit or to sell—in June the prisoner's debt to me was about £400—after what he told me I would not have taken 19s. in the pound from him; I made no settlement with him; I said, "Give me my £20 back that I changed for your cheque, and I will make you a present of the lot"—I would have made him a present of the goods he had robbed me of if he had given me my £20—I issued the writ for £20; my solicitor got it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-148" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL RUBENSSOHN</persName> </hi>, I am a manufacturing furrier, at 11, Edmund's Place, Aldersgate Street—about 23rd March, 1891, the prisoner called and said he had orders from Scotland, where he had done very well the previous journey, and he. could do with some more goods—I had had a previous transaction with him, for which he then owed me £65 8s.—I went and had some conversation with my book-keeper, and then I called the prisoner into my office and told him he owed me £65 on the previous transaction, which did not go so high, and unless he could tell me about his standing I should not think of going on any higher—he put his hands up and said, "I am quite surprised at your asking me such a question; I am an honest man"; and he said he had stock, book debts, and so on, and that he was worth about 40s. in the pound—he said he had a good connection in Scotland, and was well known, and on the previous occasion he said that if he had shown the same goods as I had he would have made a better profit than I could, being a native and well known—I believed what he said, and on the faith of his statements let him have the goods—this is the invoice, dated 24th March, 1891, 123 bears and opossums, £71 6s. 6d.; with the previous items of £65 it makes £130 altogether he gave me this bill for £130 at four months, drawn on April 8th, and due on August 11th, 1891—it has never been paid—on 6th May he came again, and said he had done good business in Scotland, and he wanted more goods to fulfil some orders—he then selected some bear victorias and bear trimming to the amount of £72 18s. 6d.; one item was left by mistake, and credit was given to him for that, so that it came to £67 3s. 6d.—he gave me two bills; one of his own for £44 17s. 6d., and one drawn by him, and accepted by Stehr, for £22 6s.—Stehr's bill was met, but the prisoner's was not; it was marked by the bank, "Not provided for"—on 6th June the prisoner came, and said he had taken up two or three acceptances that week, and was short of money term
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<p>and would I be good enough to let him have a cheque, and he would give me a little interest, and maybe he would make me a present of a handsome hearthrug—I said I did not want the hearthrug, but he agreed I should charge him £2 for a few months for the acceptance, and within a week or a fortnight he would take it up, and I should charge him nothing—I said, "I shall wait a fortnight, and if you return the money I will return the bill, as I want to charge you nothing"—he gave me an acceptance for £52, and I gave him a cheque for £50 on my bank—his bill for £52 was not paid—on Saturday, 23rd May, he came between eleven and twelve, and said he had paid some money into the bank, and it was not cleared; would I lend him money against his postdated cheque for a few days just to enable him to pay his hands their wages? and I gave him a cheque for £8; I believe he asked me for more—he gave me in exchange a cheque, which was not met.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had a transaction with the prisoner in 1889; I believe he then gave me two small bills, which were met—of the goods I sold him in May he offered to return a very small parcel; I did 'not receive them back—he did not complain of the quality of the goods I sold him, nor of their excessive price—the price was not excessive, but ordinary—the representations took place in my office—I daresay I saw many people about business about March, 1891—my books refresh my memory; I have no note of what took place—I may have had some of the goods sold on credit, and some for cash; since this case has been on the prisoner has done me a lot of harm, and it has been put about that I am a bankrupt, and I have had to put notices in. the papers, and a lot of trouble—when I gave him my cheques I received from him an allotment letter of some shares in the London Trading Bank—I never asked him for any shares—he said, "You can hold them, my friend, as security"—I did not take the letter of allotment to the bank till after the prisoner failed, and then the manager said he could not do anything for me, and first of all I should have to get a letter from him to say they were transferred to me—between May and July I did nothing with the letter; it was locked in my safe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> With the exception of the bill accepted by Stehr I received no money in respect of the goods I sold, or the money I advanced.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GREENBAUM</persName> </hi>, I am a wholesale furrier, at 7, Princes Street, Spitalfields—about 6th May, 1891, Mr. Blaustein, Thompson's manager, came to my warehouse, and I showed him some Persian and racoon skins—after that I went to the prisoner's office in Kingsland Road, taking with me a quantity of the same racoon and Persian skins that Blaustein had seen at my warehouse—there were about 300 racoons and seventy Persians—I told the prisoner I was recommended by Thompson and Co., and that Blaustein and Thompson thought he was in want of racoon and Persian skins—he said, "Yes, my friend, that is just what I want for an order from Lewis and Co., of Manchester," or Liverpool, or somewhere in the North, "for good rugs"—he looked at the Persians and said, "These will just suit for muffs that I want"—he said he had got an order for muffs for the same firm—he looked through the skins very carefully, and then there was a discussion about price—I agreed to sell him the</p>
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<p>seventy Persian skins for £49 17s. 6d. and the 298 racoon skins for £49 13s. 4d.—this is the invoice—the total is £99, as the odd 10s. 10d. was struck off afterwards—after the bargain was made the prisoner wanted to send out for a bill—I thought this was a cash transaction, as it was the first, and I said, "I have got no reference with you"—he said, My friend, I have done business in the City of London for the last fourteen years with Eysoldt, Apfel, and Co. and Thompson and Co., and a good many more names he mentioned—he said, "I am always respectable and pay my way; you make such a fuss about a paltry £100"—I still did not care about taking his bill—I said I had got no reference—he said, "Is not Thompson's reference good enough for you for £100?"—Thompson did give me a good reference for him, and so I said, "You shall have it—a bill form was sent for, and he wrote this acceptance for £99 at three months—it was not met at maturity; I have never been paid for the goods—I left them at his place—about a week afterwards Blaustein came again, and we had some conversation, consequence of which I went to the prisoner's again on the Thursday—I said to the prisoner, "I have got three sealskin jackets" (which Blaustein told me he wanted) "but if we come to terms I want cash for those—when he heard the word cash he refused—on the Monday morning, about ten o'clock, the prisoner came to my warehouse and said he was just going to Glasgow; it I liked to let him have the jackets he could more surely make a profit—I said, "I have already trusted you for £100; if you pay me cash for this transaction I will let you have them"—he said, Dear friend, I never did anything wrong yet, and I do not mean to do anybody any harm; if you are very hard with me I will give you half cash and half bill for one month"—I agreed to that, and he then took out and gave to me a cheque drawn by Rubenssohn's for £8, dated 23rd May, and said, "I will give you my cheque for £17, to be paid in. three or four days time"; it was post-dated—I said, "It is a very funny thing; if you go to Scotland and give me a post-dated cheque, the cheque will never be met"—he said, "My dear friend, I know all about it but I have placed country cheques in the bank this morning which will be due in a day or two; you know you dont get money on a country cheque at once; and you can go with your cheque when it is due, and you will get the money; and the bill for £25 as quick as I come back from Scotland, in about a week; I will take it up, and give you the money for it, so you need not be frightened—he gave me a month's bill for £25, dated 25th May, his cheque for £17, and Rubenssohn's cheque for £8—I let him have the three sealskin jackets for £50—I put them in a parcel, and he said, "I am just going to Glasgow with it; if I cannot sell the three together in my native country I can sell hundreds of them singly"—I paid the £8 cheque into my bank, and got the money for it—the £17 cheque I paid in, but it was returned marked "not sufficient"—the bill for £25 was not met, so that I only got £8 on that transaction—after the cheque for £17 baa been returned dishonoured I went to Thompson's office, and had a little con
<lb/>version with Thompson and Blaustem—I referred to the £17 cheque, and I received from Thompson £15 in respect of the £17 cheque-tom or about that date I saw at Thompson's my racoon skins, which Thompson and Blaustein had seen at my place a day or two after I had received the</p>
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<p>£15 from Thompson—I could not say whether I saw the whole lot of the skins I had parted with at Thompson's, but it was a decent quantity of them; over two hundred I could see, a pile of skins—I had a conversation with Blaustein with reference to the racoons—I left the warehouse rather hurriedly on that occasion—that was the last transaction I had with the prisoner—all I have been paid for the goods I sold is the £8 and the £15 from Thompson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not receive a letter from the prisoner while he was at Glasgow asking me not to present the cheque—he did not come to my place on his return; the £17 found its way to me, and I returned it to Thompson—when I went to the prisoner with the returned cheque he said, "You are a fine young fellow; you have sold my cheque for less money"—I was greatly surprised that he knew all about it—he said, "That there may not be any ill-feeling, there is your £17"—I made an arrangement with Thompson that if I received the £17 I should give it to him—when I went with the cheque to Thompson he said, "Don't worry yourself; it will be all right"—I said, "What do you mean that I shall be all right? I am in for £100 through your recommendation"—he said, "To show you it is all right, I will give you £15 for that £17 cheque on the condition that if Mr. Brydon is respectable, and he gives you the. £17 back again, you give it to me, and I shall make £2 profit"—I was glad to get the £15, and when the prisoner afterwards gave me £17 I handed it to Thompson—I have not seen Thompson about the Court; I have not seen him since the last transaction—the prisoner did not complain about the quality of the sealskin jackets, nor did he offer them back to me for £20; he offered them back, and I went to Goldberg and Langdon, my solicitors, and they advised me not to take them back—I had had the racoon skins for a good time in my possession—I had beaten them every Monday morning so that the moth should not get into them, and as I had handled them so many times I could tell almost every skin—I had had them eighteen months or two years—we keep furs sometimes for five years—Thompson's warehouse is as big as an ordinary room; these skins I saw there underneath the bench; I could see they were mine—I recognised them myself; neither Blaustein nor Thompson pointed them out to me—I said to Blaustein and Thompson, when I saw them, that they were my skins; and I said, "It is a shame of you to come into my place, and see my goods, and take commission of me, and then receive my goods"—I was on the committee of inspection in the bankruptcy from the beginning; I don't think I attended the sittings regularly.</p>
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<p>them—I told him he must pay cash—I have not since seen any of the goods—I never received a farthing on the bill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The answer to my inquiry of the reference was satisfactory—if it had not been I should not have parted with the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-151" type="given" value="HYMAN"/>HYMAN BENJAMIN</persName> </hi>.—I carry on business as Brook and Benjamin, at 10, Houndsditch, as a furrier—in May the prisoner came and wanted to see some marten tail capes; he could do with a line of them if they were cheap—I said, "I have never done any business with you; it is the first time I have ever seen you at my warehouse. I know you by sight, but I don't know your name"—he said his name was Brydon and gave me a card, and then he said, "I am very glad I met you; you have got such a nice selected stock, and I think I can do a large business with you"—I said, "What sort of goods do you require?"—he said, "I only buy the very best goods"—he saw a lot of bear goods at my place—he said, "They are very nice goods. I can do with them, and I could do with beaver and other sorts of goods. You can ask my reference of anyone in the City of London, any of the merchants. You can ask Mr. Eysoldt, or Apfel Brothers, of Aldermanbury"—he said he had done a lot of business with Diamonstein and Cooper, if I liked to inquire, and he had done a lot of business with a 'lot of manufacturers, Rubenssohn and different people—I said, "How do you do business? Do you pay cash?"—he said, "I tell you, my friend, I cannot pay you cash, because I have got a very large stock, but if you want to do business with me it must be the same as other people; it must be on bills"—after looking at the goods he went away, and came back next day, and said, "You can ask my references, and I will come back to-morrow morning at ten o'clock, and then I will select what goods I require "I said, "Very good; I will go and see about your references"—next morning he came back—meantime I went to Mr. Eysoldt—I made inquiries—next day the prisoner came back, and chose some bear victorias to the amount of £134 14s. 6d.—this is the invoice—I said, "What is the payment?"—he said, "Well, of course, it is the first transaction; and you don't know me; I am a very honest man, and I have been in business for fourteen years, and never dishonoured a cheque or bill all my life"—I said, "What terms do you require for the first transaction?"—he said, "It would be convenient for myself if you could oblige me, and let me have the goods on three or four months' bills"—I agreed to that, and he gave me two bills, one for £70 at three months, and the other for £64 17s. 6d. at four months—I sent the goods to his house—I have received nothing in payment of the £134 14s. 6d.—on 19th May I think it was the prisoner came, and said, "I feel very tired; I have just come back from a journey to Scotland, and my friends have done verys well with your goods. I have sold them at a. good profit"—he said he could sell my goods just the same as bread and cheese, and there were certain articles he had samples of which he could do more with—he said, "I am just going to the bank to pay these in to meet a bill;" and pulled out a bundle of bank notes which he said he had brought from Scotland—he said he was very tired, he would come up to-morrow—on the 20th he came again—I said, "We are only small people, and I am</p>
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<p>sorry to say I cannot give you any more credit"—he said, "My friend, don't be afraid of me, I would not wrong you in a single penny, and I have got enough stock; I can pay everybody 30s. in the pound. Don't be afraid"—I said, "I cannot afford to give you any more goods, because we are only small people, and we must pay cash ourselves, and we require cash You owe us now £134. Can you give me half cash?"—he said, "No; I cannot give you half cash, but I tell you what I will do, I will give you two short bills, one for one and one for two months, and when I come back from Scotland next journey, that will be in ten days, I will come back and redeem that one month bill"—I said, "As I believe you won't do me any, wrong, and as you say you are a very honest man, I have confidence in you. I say to you, keep your promise,"—he selected beaver and bear goods to the amount of £101 5s.; this is the invoice—I struck off the £1 5s. to make it the round sum of £100, and he drew these two bills, one at one and one at two months, for £50 each—the one at one month he was supposed to come back and redeem in ten days, and pay me cash for—upon his promise I allowed the goods to be taken away—I did not see the prisoner again till he was at the Bankruptcy Court—about ten days afterwards I heard that he was going wrong; that he had dishonoured a bill—I have received nothing for the £235 198. 6d. worth of goods which I sold—I heard of the meeting of creditors, and went to it—I afterwards cross-examined the prisoner at the Bankruptcy Court—I firmly believed he was an honest man when I parted with the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to see Eysoldt; they are people in a very large way of business, I believe, well-known people in the City—their' answers to my inquiries were satisfactory; if they had not been, I do not suppose I should have allowed any of my goods to go to the prisoner—I made no further inquiries between 10th and 19th—the goods I sent to the prisoner I think were undercharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-152" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM MILLER</persName> </hi>, I am a furrier, of 30, Church Street, Spitalfields—about 20th May last the prisoner came to my warehouse, and asked if I had some goods which would suit him to sell—I showed him some skunk goods—he said he could do with them—he said he had a good connection in Scotland and the North of England, and he could sell a lot of stuff like bread and cheese—he selected the goods, and I told him the price, and he put it down on paper; it came to £107 8s.—this is the invoice—at last he said, "My friend, come downstairs, and I will talk to you"—I went downstairs, and treated him to a cigar, I think, and he smoked it, and then commenced to tell me he could not pay cash for the goods, that he always commenced to do business in bills, and he said, "I cannot pay you cash, but my name is Brydon; I have not robbed anybody, and I won't rob you. I could pay you cash. I have some money with me now, which I have to meet a bill on Saturday," and he took out about £150 in notes and showed me—he said he always paid his bills at the time—"My bills never come back"—when I would not give him the stuff so quickly he said, "I am worth 30s. in the pound to-day if I sell my goods"—he showed me a letter from a bank to which Lynx and Co. had inquired about him; and he said, "There is a letter which shows you that you can trust me"—the bank wrote to Lynx and Co., and said they could trust him something about £1,000; but I could not see the letter myself,</p>
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<p>nor the date on it—I said, "Can you pay me half?"—he said, "No, I cannot pay you half; I will give you short bills, and when I come back from my journey I might take up these bills myself—he gave me references to Thompson, Lynx and Co., and Eysoldt—I did not go to Eysoldt—he did not mention Blaustein's name—eventually one bill was drawn for £58 at two months, and another for £49 18s. at three months—those bills were not met; I have never had a penny in respect of them—I went to Thompson's—I saw Blaustein in Aldersgate Street, and asked him something, and then I went back to my office—after that the prisoner's man came and took away the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A year before I had done a little business with Thompson; about £20—he is a skin merchant—Lynx and Co. are well-known people in the City; at that time their standing was good enough; Mr. Cevesse was a member of the firm—Eysoldt, whose name he also gave me, is of high repute in our trade.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-153" type="given" value="CHARLES MORRIS"/>CHARLES MORRIS MOHLBURG</persName> </hi>, I am a furrier and skin merchant, at 4, Well Court, Queen Street—in January, 1891, I sold the prisoner £130 odd of skins—he gave me in payment two bills, one for £60 and the other for £70; one was due on the 30th April; the prisoner paid £20 towards it, and I had to advance £50 to meet it—he came and saw me before the bill was due, and said he would not be able to meet his bill—I told him as it was £70 I should make him bankrupt—he said, "No, I shall give you some money and cover you for your goods, and this bill will be met in due time"—he paid £20 and gave me, as security for the £50 I advanced to pay my own bill, three timbers of stow-marten tails, three timbers of other tails, and eighty-four raw skins—the value of those was between £50 and £60—that was on 30th April—this is a receipt for the £50:—"Received of Messrs. Mohlburg and Co. £50 advanced on goods deposited as follows:—three timbers of stow-marten tails, three timbers of tails, and eighty-four skins, to be returned to me when my acceptance of £50 shall be paid.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN BRYDON</hi>"—I kept those skins—the acceptance of £50 was not paid, and I disposed of the skins in the ordinary way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was doing what is not uncommonly done in our trade in taking those skins; I never thought that the man would not meet his bill, or that he was going wrong.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-154" type="given" value="HERMANN"/>HERMANN ZERNICH</persName> </hi>, I am a furrier, at 10, Balmoral Road, Islington—I saw the prisoner and Elsbach at my premises about the 21st February, 1891—the prisoner brought some stow-marten tails, over sixteen timbers, I think; I paid over £60 odd for them—I keep no books—I did not keep the capes, I only bought the tails—he promised to buy the capes back again—I think I bought thirty-six timbers altogether—I cannot remember if the first time he came I bought more than sixteen timbers of stow-marten tails from him; it was two years ago—I think I agreed to pay him 1s. or 10d. for each tail—there are forty tails in a timber—I never bought more than twenty timbers; it must be twenty—I don't know how many I bought the first time—I agreed to give £63 for them, and I paid him about £40 in gold on mat day—he gave me this receipt. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st February, and teas for sixteen timbers of stow-marten tails for net cash</hi>£6J,
<hi rend="italic">signed, J. Brydon.</hi>)—I cannot remember if there were sixteen or twenty timbers—I did not produce the document at the Police-court; I mislaid it, and</p>
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<p>only found it last week; it was on a file with other papers, not with the bills—I remember his coming again on 20th March, with Mr. Elsbach—he brought nineteen beaver skins—he said they would make nice trimmings; he could sell every inch of them—at first I would not take them; at last I agreed to give him £40—I paid him £20 that day, and got this receipt—I got the balance of the £43 from him later on; it was paid in gold; all the payments were in gold—I afterwards received from him some skunk skins; I think 317 or 319, to be made up into capes—I made them all up, as far as I could, and sent them back—I am what is called a chamber-master; I take work at my own place for houses—I had in my possession twenty-three made-up capes and forty skunk skins—I don't think it was on the 15th July—I did not have this document (
<hi rend="italic">marked</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">N</hi>)—I did not hand it to Mr. Gray; I don't remember giving it; I never recollect giving a paper like that—I have never seen it before; I can't remember—my son handed the skins over—I can't remember the day; it is two years ago—Brydon sent a man afterwards to fetch the capes—I can't say how many; I think it was more than thirty—I had some skins left, which I gave up to a servant of his—I don't know his name—I was paid for making up the skins on 13th July, when he fetched the capes; he gave me the last money then—I don't remember how much it was—he only paid me what he owed me; it was £6 or £7, I can't remember—I do not know what became of the capes; I have never seen them since, nor the skins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think I paid a long price for the beavers, over £2 a skin; they were an inferior quality; it was all right—he promised to buy" them back again; I paid him a fair price—I charged him 3s. 6d. per cape for making up the capes; altogether what I did for him came to about £20—I think it was in March that he brought the skins to me to be made up, and I think it was in March that he took part of them away; I think he then brought me a cross-cheque for £3; he made it £15 afterwards—my bill came to something like £44 9s. 6d.—I never received anything on account—I don't remember his paying me £15 on account on 6th June; I don't know how much he paid me; he only had £6 in his pocket, so I said he had better take as much as he had money for, which he did, and afterwards he fetched the others—when he paid me the balance all the papers were taken away—no skins were left; he took them away a few days afterwards—some of them were of such a quality that they could not be made up; they would not match; I think there were about forty—I had all the money that I had to get from him; which way he paid it I can't recollect—I think the last payment was £3 9s. 6d.—I think my son handed over the skins a few days after.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He took every cape away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>, I told the Magistrate that I bought the beavers cheap, not the martendales; I paid a fair price for them—I said at first I bought them cheap, and in cross-examination I said they were not so very cheap; that was the second lot I meant—the cheapest lot I paid was 1s. 7 1/2 d. that must be the second lot.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-155" type="given" value="OSWALD"/>OSWALD EYSOLDT</persName> </hi>, I am a fur merchant, of 12, College Road—I know the defendant—he came to me about an advance, I think it was in April, 1891; I don't know the exact date—he said he was short of money, and required temporary assistance—he had some goods, which he deposited; I never saw them—I gave him £25; he was an honest man in</p>
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<p>my opinion, he owed me £200 or £300—the skins he deposited were some racoon, Persians, and beaver, I think—I lent him £25 on the deposit of the skins; they were odd lots; I sold them to Mr. Cevesse some weeks afterwards, on six months' terms, for £19, their proper value—Mr. Cevesse identified them as his goods—I was petitioning creditor in this bankruptcy—a bill of mine for £26 was dishonoured, and I placed it in the solicitor's hands, and he. issued a writ for fraudulent bankruptcy—the amount of my claim altogether was £280—I proved for that amount.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had dealings with the prisoner for a number of years—I always found him straightforward; he always met his engagements promptly until that bill—I did from £100 to £500 a year with him—I should not like to say the lending him £25 was not unusual; it happens sometimes with small people who want an advance—I should call the prisoner a small person decidedly; he was not doing a large business.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-156" type="given" value="ERNEST HENRY"/>ERNEST HENRY COLLINS</persName> </hi>, I am a chartered accountant—I was appointed trustee in the defendant's bankruptcy on 5th August, 1891—I received from Mr. Wreford, the senior Official Receiver, the bankrupt's books—the assets would pass into my hands for realisation part of the assets was some stock from the premises in Kingsland Road—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the stock lists that I received; they realised £160 11s.; out of that some preferential payments were made, rent and taxes, auctioneer's charges, and law costs; that left a balance of. £32 4s. 11d. to the credit of the estate—the bankrupt attended at my office from time to time—no disclosure was made to me of twenty-seven skunk capes and forty skunk skins in the possession of Mr. Zernich up to the 30th July—I first heard about it at the Police court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is an item of forty skunk skins in the stock list, at 5s., carried out at £10—they were part of the stock I sold—I don't know whether they came from Zernich or not; I know nothing about Zernich—in the statement of affairs the cost price is put at £850; the front sheet shows they were estimated to produce £400—I have not tested whether the statement as to cost is true—the statement of affairs is in the ordinary form—I don't think there is anything unusual in not mentioning any particular item of forty skins—I have been in Court during the hearing of this case—some of the facts were brought before me—I did not apply to the Court for an order to prosecute, or report in that sense—I cannot state the date at which the Official took up the matter—I was not present at any of the private meetings that were held—I am still acting as trustee—I was communicated with by the Official Receiver, before he reported to the Court—I furnished him with a good many of the documents which were in my possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Document H is headed, "Full particulars of every description of property in possession and reversion, and not included in any other list'—the cost estimate is £400—it is signed, "Jno. Brydon, 2nd July, 1891."</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COOPER</persName> </hi>, I am one of the managers of the London Trading Bank, Coleman Street—the defendant kept an account there—it is a registered joint-stock company, and has carried on business fifteen years—I produce a correct copy of the prisoner's account from 1st January, 1890 to 26th June, 1891; it was made from one of our ledgers.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has dealt with our bank between five and six years—this account shows something like £5,000 during the year—I think the previous years would be much the same, or a little more—his bills were always met until May 1891—we found no fault with him; there was nothing that came before as to challenge his business—we discounted for him; it was a very active account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>, The bills not met that have been put in were made payable at our bank in the usual way—I never saw a bill of his returned up to May, 1891—we gave him three or four references during the five or six years; they were satisfactory—Lynx and Co. did not apply to us for a reference; applications have been made to us through bunks, and none of them exceeded £150—judging from his active account we considered that he was responsible for that amount.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The last reference would be about February; I can't say exactly—there would be a reference to within a month or two of the first bill coming back, whichever date that was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-158" type="given" value="EGERTON"/>EGERTON GRAY</persName> </hi>, I am Assistant Official Receiver—in that capacity I have investigated the affairs of the bankrupt, and made myself familiar, to a certain extent, with his books—after his public examination private inquiries were made by myself, and certain statements were taken from some of the witnesses—upon those statements an order for private sittings was made, and on that we obtained an order for the bankrupt's attendance, and the notes were taken by Mr. Edsall—turning to the pass-book, on this 24th May, 1891, the prisoner's account was overdrawn £27 3s. 11d.—a country cheque for £30 was paid in on the 26th—the difference would stand to his credit, less 1s. 8d.—a cheque for £6 was drawn on 23rd May—I have before me a book containing nothing but auction sales—it contains many thousands of lots; they were sold below cost price—he credits himself with the amounts, in his deficiency account, about £400 as a loss, as the difference between the cost price and the price obtained—in his private ledger on page two I find an entry of the sales to Mr. Eysoldt of five beaver skins for £10, under the date of April 12th; at page twenty-four there is an entry of a sale to Thompson of thirty-seven dozen rabbits at £20—on the 29th April there is an entry of the sale of twenty-six dozen rabbits for £7 16s.; the date before that is 14th April—on 12th May I find an entry of the sale of sixty-nine Persian skins to Thompson for £43 12s. 6d., and 263 racoons on the same day £38 9s., with a note Credited by bill due, £52 10s.; cheque. £25; total, £27 10s."—in the general ledger there is an entry of a sale to Mr. Zernich of twenty timbers of martens, £63—on 21st March I find an entry of nineteen beavers, £40—there is no entry of a sale to Mr. Mohlburg on 29th April of six timbers of martens and eighty-four skins—I find the name of Mohlburg in the index, but there is no account in the ledger—referring to Thompson's account I find a number of entries of goods sold, also entries of similar transactions with Blaustein, who is now a bankrupt—no information was given to me by the bankrupt of the goods in the possession of Zernich on 13th and 15th July—I should like to add that all the books and invoices produced were handed to me by the bankrupt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not suggest that any of his books and papers have been kept back—I have examined the bankrupt as to his commercial history prior to the bankruptcy—I took a general note over fourteen years—I have no recollection of his saying that his fortune in</p>
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<p>Australia had been unexpectedly lost—he said he started in the rug trade in the first instance, and I think he said that he had paid his way and saved £400, and on that he had launched out into the fur business about six years ago—it is all on the notes—in my opinion his books were very badly kept—they include the transactions of which I have spoken, but they did not enable me to state a single purchaser—it is usual in the fur trade to have season sales—I have had three prosecutions in fur cases, and have administered a furrier's estate before this—I am afraid that there are periodical sales by auction—I won't say it is usual in the trade; it is very usual with those that have come into my hands, and in every case there has been a prosecution at this Court—I say that £400 on a quarter's sale is a very heavy loss on goods sold at less than cost price; I cannot say what is the total amount of those sales—all the payments appearing in the bank-book were no doubt paid—I do not know what has taken place since—this book is marked No. 2; this does not contain entries of the monies received and paid since the close of his banking account; I do not see any record of it; there are only about eight accounts here with different persons—in the account marked "General" there is a list of items on the credit side, that extends over one page—I see an item here on June 6th, "Paid Zernich wages, £18 9s. 6d.—that receipt was handed to me by the bankrupt after these proceedings were commenced, after the private sitting—this book was handed over to the Official Receiver at the date of his appointment, which was on 2nd July—there is a schedule containing a list of property, in the form prescribed by the rules of the Court, and supplied to the bankrupt immediately after the receiving order was made—it requires particulars of all property belonging to the bankrupt—it is not adequately filled up by the prisoner; it only sets out the stock at 324, Kingsland Road—if there were skunk skins at Zernich's they ought to have been put down—assuming that forty skunk skins were at the debtor's place of business at the time this statement was made it would be an adequate description—the prisoner swore the statement of affairs on 18th July as on 2nd July—between 2nd and 18th July there was a preliminary examination—I am not aware that the prisoner gave a list of stock to me, or to my department—in this stock-list forty skunk skins were mentioned originally, and it was altered to thirty-nine; there were no skunk capes in that—Mr. Frederick Miller, the auctioneer employed by the Bankruptcy Department, made out the list—the debtor would attend to go over the stock with Miller, who would be instructed by the department to make the stock-list immediately after the 2nd July—within a few days probably of the receiving order, Miller made a report of the stock in hand—I, don't think the list is dated, but in the usual course it would be made within a few days—the summary £845 is of the preceding sheets, which give the details of the stock—it is the statement of Miller, and is presumably correct—the figures are the figures he thinks they would fetch; he would get his information from the bankrupt entirely as to what the goods had cost—the trustee sold the skins and other goods in the stock list, including the thirty-nine skins—the tender accepted was for £160; that was the gross realisation of the stock—the Official Receiver asked the principal people in the trade to attend and inspect the stock, and they reported it as worthless, and practically unsaleable—everything</p>
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<p>that could be sold had been sold, and the rest was practically unsaleable—I had not seen the stock—I imagine that Waller purchased the stock—of the three sealskin jackets, two fetched £24 each, and the third £26—the public examination was on 12th August, 1891, and the private examination was on 5th July, 1892; the debtor appeared then in person—I conducted the examination.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I find no entry in the bank-book in February of £63—on 21st February there is £35 in cash—the defendant's cheques are only entered as cash—there is an invoice from Dornfeldt and Co., of April 3rd, 1891, for 435 skunk skins, purchased from them on that day—I have not been able to find in his books any entry showing how many went to Zernich to be made up—this receipt I found, after the private examination, on my table, and subsequently the prisoner told me he had left it there—there is an entry in the prisoner's book of £18 to Mr. Zernich—under date of 6th June the whole sum of £18 appears as paid that day, and there are several entries after it; it is in one item, £18 9s. 6d.—I produce the invoice of 22nd April, 1891, of E. Dornfeldt and Co. for 84 sable marten skins, value £39 18s., sold to the prisoner—I find in the statement of affairs that the debtor set out Dornfeldt and Co. as creditors for the amount, and that he holds acceptances for £84 18s.—I produce another invoice of the same date of L. H. Stehr for £130 8s., less £3 5s. discount, for twelve timbers stow-marten tails—Mr. Stehr appears as an unsecured creditor proving in the bank ruptcy for that amount, and holding two acceptances due the 26th June and 25th July.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Bodkin read extracts from the public and private examination of the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-159" type="given" value="LUKE"/>LUKE DAGLEY</persName> </hi>, I was a fur-cutter in the prisoner's employment from about July, 1890, for about twelve months—I was there in July, 1891—I know a lot of skins came; I don't remember from where or the number—on 15th July I fetched forty skins from Zernich's, and took them to the prisoner, who put them into the bankruptcy stock; I saw him give them to the man in charge—at that time a man from the Bankruptcy Court was in possession, and in charge of all the skins there—the skins I brought from Zernich's to Kingsland Road were cold to Christy and Co., where they were made into rugs—I went to work at Christy's after the bankruptcy stock was sold, and I made these forty skins up into rugs at Christy's place—Christy bought them at the auction saleof the bankrupt stock—there were' capes in the bankrupt stock—the skins were of very poor quality, not worth sixpence each, and not fit to be made into capes—the skins that were fit to be made into capes were made into capes by Zernich, and brought back to the prisoner's—I should think there were fifteen or sixteen capes in the stock when it was sold—I was not at the sale, but when I went to Christy's, who bought the lot, I had the job of sorting them out—all these capes and skins went to Christy's—I received the forty skins from Zernich, and I had from the prisoner a memorandum to fetch them—Arthur Lee was in the prisoner's employment—there were generally three of us in the prisoner's employment; it was permanent employment—there were forty skins of poor quality—the prisoner was a rugworker, which is different to the fur trade, and when he bought things to be made up</p>
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<p>some were worth the money he gave, and others were only worth a third of what he gave, and I said he would go wrong if he bought such stock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I ceased to be in the prisoner's employement about a week after 15th—since then I worked in Fore Street in February, and at two places since—I have seen the prisoner several times—I did not know of his being at the Police-court till very shortly—I did not hear in the fur trade that he had been had up before the Magistrate—I read a Sunday paper; I did not see it in the paper—I first heard he was accused of any criminal offence about five or six weeks ago; that would be at the time ho was under remand—Lee, who is still working for the prisoner, and who is here, came to me at Christy's, and asked me whether I remembered on 15th July, 1891, having seen these thirty or forty skunk skins, fetching them from Zernich—this was seventeen months afterwards—I remembered at once taking away the skins, and making them up, and the date—Lee said there, was something wrong about these forty skins—he did not ask me to go to the Police-court—I went and saw the prisoner at his present place—Lee was working there for him—I don't know where his place is; I only went there once, and it was in the dark; I could find it—I went with Lee—the prisoner asked me whether I remembered fetching skins from Zernich's; he hardly recollected my going for them; that was what I explained to him—he knew me as having been in his employment for some time—I do not know that he knew my name—I am always called Luke in the trade—he asked me whether I would be kind enough to speak about these skins at the Police-court—I have not given evidence before to-day, because I was not asked I was about six weeks ago that I saw the prisoner—Mr. Burton may have bought this stock, but whoever did it was bought again, for Christy had it—Lee told me where the bankrupt's stock was sold, and I followed and got the work, and I recognised these skins, as I had seen them all before—I could swear to any of the skunk skins if I saw them again—I won't swear there was any mark on them—between the time I brought skins from Zernich's and my working at Christy's I had seen them at the prisoner's—I went to work at Christy's about the end of August; the stock was there then—skunk capes were sold at the sale—I had nothing to do with making up the stock sheets—I left the prisoner's employment a week before the sale—I saw theor twenty capes in the prisoner's warehouse shortly before the sale—they were in the room where the man was in charge; I saw the man in charge—I suggest that they were sold in the sale—I cannot say why they do not appear on the stock sheets at all—the prisoner was living and sleeping there with his wife and family, and he took part in. making out these stock sheets—the prisoner gave me this order, which has my signature on it, to get the skins from Zernich's; I receipted it for the goods which I took back to the prisoner—the prisoner told me that there were some skins to come from Zernich's, and he gave me this order; it did not mention capes—I did not see Zernich when I got thorn; I think I saw his son; he did not mention capes—I do not know Thompson or Blaustein—Elsbach came frequently—some goods were delivered about March, but I did not see that part of the premises; I was upstairs—I and Lee were cutters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I cannot from the stock-list distinguish any items of capes which came from Zernich—I am sure I saw capes that came from</p>
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<p>him—T only brought the skins, not the capes, which were there some time before—the skins were thrown into the passage, and I counted them out one by one and put them in a bag—the prisoner was there—they were the skins I saw afterwards, because they were tied up, and I knew the strings again—I was always called Luke; I don't think the prisoner knew my other name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">—LEE</hi>, I live at 69, Well's Road, Hackney—I was in the prisoner's employment for about eight years as a fur-cutter—I saw the forty skunk skins being sold in Charterhouse Buildings, the place where the auctioneer sold the bankrupt stock—I had not seen them at the prisoner's premises—I fetched some capes from Zernich's about a month before the skins, I should say—I have taken the things from Zernich's to 324, Kingsland Road—there were all sorts of capes with the stock at Charterhouse Buildings, I could not say how many; there were some skunk capes in the sale—I told Dagley about Christy and Co. having bought the skins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw the forty skunk skins at the prisoner's, but only at the sale—I fetched capes about May; I don't know whether they were those I saw in the sale; there were skunk capes in the sale—some of the capes sold in the sale came from Zernich's in 1891, I suppose—I have been in Court while Dagley has been examined.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I only saw the forty skunk skins at Charterhouse Buildings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>, I was first asked to give evidence in this case about two months ago—until this year I had not been asked anything about it—about a week after I heard about these skins I said to the prisoner, "I can get Luke Dagley to come; he worked these skins up"—I always called him Luke. (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Roberts read extracts from the prisoner's private examination.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-161" type="given" value="JOHN DANT"/>JOHN DANT ARTHUR</persName> </hi>, I am a solicitor and managing clerk to Mr. Miles, a solicitor, of Chancery Lane—I produce the original writ in this action, dated September 9th, 1891, the statement of claim, delivered September 13th, 1891, and the defence of both defendants, delivered September 30th, 1891—the action was heard in the Chancery Division, before Justice Romer, in October, 1892, and I produce his judgment, dated October 31st, in favour of the plaintiff—the action was dismissed against the defendant Britton without costs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I applied for the summons at Bow Street, on the information of Mr. Francis.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-162" type="given" value="EBENEZER"/>EBENEZER HOWARD</persName> </hi>, I am a shorthand writer—I took notes for Messrs. Cleaver and Bennett on the trial of Frankis v. Baverstock and Britton, on September 21st, 1892—this is a transcript of my notes of the evidence of Samuel Britton, and of the judgment of Mr. Justice Romer—it is correct. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the words of the judgment could not be given in evidence, as the defendant had not the opportunity of answering the Judge.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BULLEN</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">contended that the words of the judgment were evidence, hut</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">held that they were not. The transcript of the defendant's evidence was then partly read, in which he swore that he did not erect a fence on December 1st or 3rd, or touch it, or put his hand upon it, or employ any men to erect it, or pay them, and that he did not buy or pay for any of the materials; that his co-defendant asked him to see after some boxes which were used to support the fence, but that he did not put a hand upon them, although he lent them to Mr. Baverstock.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was asked if he made an offer of £450 for the property in August, which was refused; he answered, "Quite true," and that the offer was made by Messrs. Cousins and Bur bridge, the solicitors to Mr. Franklyn—he said, "Baverstock cautioned me not to buy the land"—he was asked, "The fence which was erected on September 1st was of wood, and you knew nothing about it?"—A. "No, I knew nothing about it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SLART</persName> </hi>, I am managing clerk to Cousins and Burbridge, of Portsmouth, the solicitors in this Chancery suit—I came to London and attended the trial three days—I saw the defendant sworn, and heard him give his evidence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Frankis was my principal; he is a gentleman of independent means; he invests in building property, and is a bill discounter—he bought the property in June, 1891—Baverstock claimed as being in possession of 342—his case was that his father and grandfather before him had possession of it, and that he had been in possession from 1884 downwards—Baverstock is a joiner, employed in the Dockyard, Portsmouth; he would be away by day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-164" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MCMAHON</persName> </hi>, I am a bricklayer's labourer—I was in the employ of Mr. Tyfield, a builder, of Landport, in the autumn of 1891—I do not know the month—I was engaged in putting up some shops in Stratton Street; a carpenter named Pike, in the same employ, was on the job—I was ordered to go with Pike to Mr. Smith's, an ironmonger's in the Commercial Road; we went there, and through the shop into the back yard—the driver Bluden got his horse into a trolly, and packed some corrugated iron—I took a pick and shovel with me—Mr. Smith showed me what iron to take, and we drove off to Britton's house, who came out—the gate was locked, and Britton told me it was to be opened to get the iron in, and gave orders to open it, no matter how—he said we were to break the lock or anything else—I lifted Pike over the top of the gate—he broke the lock on the inside, and the gate was opened—Britton was present on top of a box looking over the gate, which was also fastened with an iron bar, which we broke, and carried in the corrugated iron—Britton pointed out to me the ground where we were to sink holes to put posts in to put rails on—he said the fence was to be pretty high to keep anybody from going over—I made the holes as quick as I could—from the time we got the iron in till we finished was about five hours—Mr. Britton was there all the time; he lives next door to his shop—he was shifting boxes, and he brought out an old firelock and placed it on an old table or box, and told us not to interfere with it, because she was dangerous—an order was given to the beershop, and Pike and I went across, and Mr. Britton gave the orderfor us to have what beer we liked, and we had a quart of beer—we did not pay for it—the fence was finished about 5. 30 or six.</p>
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<p>o'clock—Mr. Britton then examined it, and was well satisfied with the job—a hole about three feet square was broken through the wall at the back of the yard by a man they call Darkie while we were there at work—his name is Lan Carroll—Mr. Britton was there while Lan Carroll was making the hole; he was in and out—after the fence was put up Mr. Britton came up to me and asked me what my charge was—I told him sixpence an hour, and he gave me half-a-crown from his pocket—he asked Pike what his charge was, and gave him five shillings—I never saw Mr. Baverstock till to-day; he was not on the ground that afternoon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was employed by Mr. Fifield as a weekly labourer—my attention was again called to this about seven or eight weeks ago; it was before Christmas—Mr. Fifield keeps a public-house—I was with Mr. Street about twenty minutes; I saw him frequently in the streets afterwards, and just said "Good morning" or "Good afternoon"—my statement was taken down the same night at the public-house—my attention was not called to the matter till 1892, because part of the time I was not in the town at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>, I held the post while Pike broke the lock.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SAMUEL BLUDEN</hi>, I am a porter in the employment of Mr. Smith, an ironmonger, of Landport—in September, 1891, I was in his backyard, and he said. "Bluden, you go and look out a quantity of corrugated iron, and take it to Mr. Britton's"—Mr. Britton was there—a labourer helped me to load it, and we got there close upon one o'clock—Mr. Britton came out, and told us to put it in the yard adjoining the shop, and I heard him tell Pike to get over the wall and break the gate open Mr. Britton was there while Pike jumped over the wall—the iron was arried in—I was there twenty minutes—we then went to Mr. Woolf's timber yard—I do not remember what we did there—Pike was there—I did not see Mr. Britton again that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see
<hi rend="italic">Darkie</hi>—I am still employed by Mr. Smith; he is here—Miss Miller keeps his books; I have not seen her here to-day—I do not know who ordered the corrugated iron—Mr. Britton's account with Smith for September was shown to me before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Smith and Miss Miller were called before the Magistrate as witnesses for Britton—I began to get the iron out after dinner—Mr. Smith left just at one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-165" type="given" value="EDWARD CHARLES THOMAS"/>EDWARD CHARLES THOMAS WAKELY</persName> </hi>, I have been six years clerk to Mr. Woolf, a timber merchant—on September 3rd, 1891, the prisoner called and went into the yard, and pointed out £1 worth of cheap quartering and ordered some nails—he went into the office with me, and I booked the order—I have my books here; the order is 14 lb. of nails, and the quartering. £1—that was given me by Mr. Britton—he said Mr. Smith's man was going to take the iron which he had ordered, and he would take the timber—the goods were paid for at the time either to me or to Mr. Bartholomew, the other clerk—on September 5th some timber was ordered, but I did not take the order or make the bill out—Bailey is a carter in our employ—when he takes goods out he signs receipts for the money—I produce the cash sales book; it is in two or three writings—there are no entries of mine in it on 3rd and 5th September.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My attention was called to this about November, 1892—I did not take the date—this first entry is in my writing—I cannot say whether I was paid any money on that occasion—I am not going entirely on this—I remember the circumstances and the person who came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-166" type="given" value="SAMUEL HENRY"/>SAMUEL HENRY BARTHOLOMEW</persName> </hi>, I am clerk to Mr. Henry Woolf, of Commercial Road, Landport—on 3rd September, 1891, between one and 1. 30, Mr. Britton came—I had been out to dinner—Wakely was there, 2. and was booking an order when I went in for timber and nails, for 3. which Mr. Britton paid £1 2s. or £1 4s.—the timber was fetched away 4. by Mr. Smith's, the ironmonger, van—Smith's man and Pike were with 5. the van—on September 5th I sent out some more timber, which was 6. booked in Mr. Britton's name—Mr. Baverstock ordered it—this is the 7. book—I sent the goods to Britton, twenty-six pieces, 4 by 2, 8. quartering, value £1 14s.—it was adapted for posts—I sent the bill with 9. the goods by our carter Bailey, who brought £1 14s. 8d. to me the same 10. day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am quite clear that this happened between one and 1.30 in the day—I did not say a word about Mr. Britton coming on 3rd September in the Chancery action—I said that Mr. Pike came, and that Mr. Pike paid, and that Mr. Britton was not in the shop at all—Mr. Pike came on the 4th; I had no time to look at the books, and I went into the box, and told a story, which was not correct; I was subpÅ“naed at ten o'clock at night, and had to be in Court in the morning, and had not time to look at the books—I did not say before the Magistrate in December that it was Mr. Baverstock who gave the order—before Mr. Justice Romer, on 31st October, I said that it was Mr. Pike who gave the second order—in the Ghancery action neither Mr. Britton nor Mr. Baverstock were vouched by me as giving the order—I said that Baverstock Gave the order on September 5th; that was untrue—reference to the books enabled me to make the correction—the day after I appeared at the Chancery Court Mr. Baverstock came to see me, and told me I had made a mistake, that he ordered the second lot, and did not I remember it? and when I came to think about it I did remember it—there is nothing in the book about the second entry, but as to the first I was able to make the correction, and when I got back on the Tuesday after being at the Law Courts, I looked and saw that Mr. Wakely made the first entry—this is the book I had at the trial before Mr. Justice Romer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>, I cannot say how often I have seen Pike at the shop—I saw him once when the case was before the Magistrate in London—I heard him called as a witness on behalf of Baverstock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-167" type="given" value="ARTHUR WILLIAM"/>ARTHUR WILLIAM BAILEY</persName> </hi>, I live at Landport, and have been carter to Mr. Woolf sixteen years—in September, 1891, I carted some timber from Mr. Woolf's to Mr. Britton's, and put it into a yard adjoining his shop—I took a bill with me for £1 14s. 8d., which I presented to Mr. Britton; he paid me, and I took the money back to the office—I delivered from twenty to twenty-six pieces of quartering, 4 by 2—I signed the bill and left it with Mr. Britton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was examined before the Magistrate, but not in the Chancery suit—I was first spoken to by Mr. Street about this some weeks ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930206-name-168" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND SIBBICK</persName> </hi>, I am a fruiterer and potato dealer at Landport—in August, 1891, I rented a plot of ground from Mr. Frankis—there was a gate to the yard—in September, 1891, the lock was broken, and a wooden fence three or four feet high was put up in the yard; it was knocked down in the evening and a new lock put on the gate—on September 3rd some corrugated iron was brought on Mr. Smith's trolly—Mr. Smith's carter came with it, and Mr. Pike and Mr. McMahon—they delivered it in the yard, and the iron bar was knocked off by someone—I saw Carroll and Brown there, and the prisoner was in and out of the yard; he was there when the bar was wrenched off the gate, and when the corrugated iron was delivered he brought a gun—I saw men digging holes in the yard and another fence was erected 13 ft. or 14 ft. high, and Mr. Britton was bringing galvanised baths and butter and cheese and stones from his shop next door—he placed the gun on a box in the yard, and told the men not to let anyone meddle with it—I saw Carroll make a hole in the wall at the end of the yard; that hole led into Mr. Britton's property—I never saw anything come through it—the fence was made of quartering and iron, and the galvanized iron was nailed up to it, and there were some very large uprights and galvanised chains—I went on the ground, and Mr. Britton told Lan Carroll to fetch me back, and when I got to the door of the cottage Mr. Britton said I had no right on the ground, I was trespassing—I asked him what right he had there—he said he was renting the ground from Baverstock—I said I did not know there could be two tenants for one property, and I was renting it from Mr. Frankis—two days afterwards Bailey, Mr. Woolf's carter, brought some timber, and after delivering it went into Mr. Britton's shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The earlier wooden fence was pulled down by the Frankis party, and a padlock was put on by Mr. Frankis, which was broken off, I think, by Mr. Baverstock's party—Mr. Britton brought some boxes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The padlock and the bar were put on the gate inside—that is not the gate which gives admission to the yard—the fence which was knocked down ran between the two posts dividing them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>). I cannot fix the date when Baverstock came to the shop, but it is a fact that in consequence of what he said to me I made out these two receipts and signed them—I cannot say whether Baverstock destroyed the other two receipts; it was my impression that they were destroyed, and I gave him two fresh ones; that was about a month after the 5th—Mr. Bartholomew was present.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>, Baverstock said that there had been a mistake in the things being booked to Mr. Britton; they ought to have been booked in his name, and he asked me to alter the bill—I accordingly made out two fresh invoices in his name, and gave them to him, and I think he destroyed the others; I think they were produced at that interview; I had not got them; I did not hear how it was he had got them in his possession—I think it was as much as a month after—it was early in the evening—at the beginning of October we should not use gas till six or seven o'clock; that makes me think it was about a month after September 6th or 7th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">S. H. BARTHOLOMEW</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930206-266-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/> to wilful and corrupt perjury before Mr. Justice Romer, in the High Court.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant. For cases tried this day, see Kent and Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C.F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">the Counts for watching and besetting, upon which the</hi>