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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>KNILL, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SIXTH SESSION, HELD APRIL 10TH, 1893.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT,
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-2" type="given" value="AND"/>AND SURREY</persName>, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 10th, 1893, and following days.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-3" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-4" type="given" value="LEWIS WILLIAM"/>LEWIS WILLIAM CAVE</persName> </hi>, Knt., and the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN COMPTON"/>JOHN COMPTON LAWRANCE</persName> </hi>, Knt., two of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>, Bart., M. P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-6" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart., M. P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-7" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q. C., M. P., K. C. M. G., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-8" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-9" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930410-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>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KNILL, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to unlawfully obtaining 10s. by false pretences from
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-369-18930410 t18930410-369-punishment-1"/>Eight Months Hard Labour</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>370.
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<p>373.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). The prisoner was given into my custody for uttering this two-shilling piece—he said nothing at the timer—I took him to the Station—he gave his name as George Brown—I found on him a penny pad a knife—he was taken before the Magistrate, and there</p>
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<p>being no other case against him he was discharged—he said at the Station that the florin was given him for pulling a barrow.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-25" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK FARNHAM</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to a corn chandler at 252, Com
<lb/>mercial Road—on Tuesday, 24th February, about three p.m., I saw the prisoner in the shop; he asked for one pennyworth of bird seed—I served him; he tendered this two-shilling piece in payment—I tested it and found it was bad—I took it to my master, Mr. Biggersdyke, who came into the shop and asked the prisoner if he knew it was bad—he said "No"—he said, "Where did you get it from?"—he said he had been "on the booze," and did not know—I saw two men outside, and one of them came into the shop, took the prisoner by the arm, and pulled him out, saying, "What are you doing here?" leaving the coin and the bird seed behind—I went out after them—I saw the prisoner; he was walking like a drunken man (he was all right when he came in)—the other two had gone—he was taken to the Station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-26" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BIGGERSDYKE</persName> </hi>. Farnham spoke to me and showed me this two shilling piece—I broke it, and went to the prisoner and said, "Have you any more like this?"—he said, "I don't know, I have been boozing"—I asked where he lived—he said at 33, Watney Street—I had suspicion and sent for a constable, but before that a man came into the shop and said, "What are you doing here?" and took him by the arm and took him out—the constable afterwards brought him back and searched him, and found about 5s. on him, 21/2d. in bronze, and some sixpences—I said to the prisoner, "Why did you tender the two-shilling piece while you had all this small money?"—he said nothing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was called and went with Farnham in search of the prisoner—I saw him in Baker Street, about 70 or 100 yards from the shop, with two other men—the two saw me and decamped—I took the prisoner back to the shop, where I searched him—I found on him eight sixpences, two shillings, a half-crown, and 21/2d. in bronze—he had been drinking, but was not so drunk as he pretended—I asked his name; he said, "George Bryan, St. George's Chambers, St. George's, Ratcliff"—I went there; he did not live there.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I changed a sovereign on the 24th early in the morning, and do not know where I got the bad money from. I did not know it was bad, or I would not have passed it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I had been drunk from six in the morning for two days. I had been a teetotaller for six weeks, and saved 30s. I was very drunk, and did not know it was bad, or I would not have tried to pass it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction of uttering counter
<lb/>feit coin in the name of George Cole on 2nd February</hi>, 1885,
<hi rend="italic">to which he pleaded</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-29" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HURRELL</persName> </hi>. I am a warder at Clerkenwell—I have known the prisoner a considerable time—I was present at this Court on 3rd February, 1885, when he was convicted as George Cole of uttering two counterfeit sixpences—he is the man—I produce the certificate; he served his time at Holloway.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. You never saw me convicted of uttering counterfeit coin—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. Yes, you were convicted in 1888 and 1889, and three times in 1892—I have known you while serving your variousterms of imprisonment, and have no doubt you are the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">directed an indictment for misdemeanor to be preferred.</hi> </p>
<p>(
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jaques</hi>. While playing coddam in the public-house I did not take up the money and run away with it—I dropped a halfpenny And picked it up.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-37" type="given" value="REGINALD FREDERICK"/>REGINALD FREDERICK BERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon at St. George's Hospital—the prosecutor was brought there; he had a large bruise on the leg, and a small bone was broken; it might be caused by a fall—he was not kept in the hospital—it will take about two months before it gets better—he had been drinking, but was not drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I and the prosecutor were playing at coddam for 18d.—I gave the money to Jaques to hold—I put a 6d. on the table; it rolled off, and Pickering picked it up and gave it to Exton—there was a little bother about it—Exton said he had not got it—Pickering said he</p>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-39" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BOND</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of the beerhouse—I was serving in the bar—I saw nothing of this occurrence—there were about 200 people in the road and quite twenty in the bar—I saw Pickering there treating a young man—I know Williams and Jaques by sight—I had not seen them playing; I had my business to attend to—I saw Exton come in; he wanted a game of dominoes—I said, "No; I have been forbidden by my brewers to allow it"—I did not see Exton go out, and I saw nothing that occurred outside.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-46" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN SYLVESTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Red Hill Street, Regent's Park—on January 14th Giles came and looked at my back room first floor, which was then occupied—she gave her name as Riley—I said the rent was 3s. 6d.—she said she would bring her husband, who was a tailor, to look at it—she came again with Joseph Riley, and they agreed to take the room—they came in on Saturday, the 16th—the boy (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Closier</hi>. I am positive I have seen you there—I saw about a dozen people in a row at the Police-court, but did not pick you out, but when you were charged before the Magistrate I recognised you.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-47" type="given" value="THOMAS DENNY"/>THOMAS DENNY MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 87, St. Ann's Road, Tottenham—Charles and Caroline Turner occupied a house of mine, 5,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I took part in the search and found the second bag under the bed with fifty half-crowns in it and fifty one bad florins, each wrapped up separately, a quantity of metal, a bottle of quicksilver, several pieces of copper wire and some files—there were three half-crowns, a bowl, and some plaster of Paris in the same cupboard—I took Giles at 16, Red Hill Street, and told her the charge—she said "I shall not put up with it"—I have seen all the prisoners together twenty or thirty times when I was watching in Little Edward Street, and I have seen them all six at Red Hill Street—three of them lived there, and the other three went there many times from Charles Street.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-51" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STANNARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector S</hi>). On 22nd February I took part in the search at Red Hill Street—I arrested Riley—I afterwards went to Charles Street and saw the property found.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-52" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Baker, a clothier, of 137, Tottenham Court Road—on 24th December I saw Giles served with a gentleman's bow, price 1s.—she tendered a 5s. piece to the cash boy, who handed it to me—I took it to a jeweller's opposite, who tested it and broke it in half—I went back. and told her it was bad—she said she did not know it, and tendered a good half-sovereign—the charge was not gone on with—I gave the pieces to the inspector.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18930410-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-53" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I received a 5s. piece at Scotland Yard, and Mr. James marked it in my presence—I saw it at the Police-court—it is not now forthcoming.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-54" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-54" type="surname" value="MCGILL"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-54" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE MCGILL</persName> </hi>. I am a wardrobe dealer, of 104, Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square—I have seen Giles there several times—on 14th January she bought a dress bodice for 6d.—she gave me this half-crown; I was very doubtful about it—she said it was always good if it rang well—I gave her the change and she left—I afterwards broke it in the tester—she passed my shop four or five days afterwards and I ran after her and said "You gave me a bad half-crown last Saturday and you must be summoned"—she said she only had 11/2d. on her, but promised to bring it next night—I was at my door the next night and she said, "I have not got that, but I will bring it to you"—she has never brought it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Giles</hi>. You did not come on the Saturday after
<lb/>wards and pay me 1s.—I never saw you afterwards.</p>
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<persName id="t18930410-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-55" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT GLADYS</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of 25, Red Hill Street, Regent's Park—I have seen Caroline Turner in the shop—on January 26th she bought a quarter-pound of German sausage, price 2d., and gave me this bad half-crown—I called her attention to it—she said that a gentleman gave it to her last night, and she was leading a gay life—she left the sausage and the coin—I informed the police, and on the Thursday after
<lb/>wards identified her at Albany Street Station among twenty others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-56" type="given" value="ROBERT JOHN"/>ROBERT JOHN DOREE</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, William Street, Hampstead Road, and know Ryan by sight—about January 21st I saw him in St. John Street Road—he asked if I should like to earn Id.—I said "Yes"—he said "Go to Edwards' and get me half-an-ounce of bird's-eye," and gave me a half-crown—I went there and gave the half-crown to the assistant, who said something and we went out, and saw the prisoner standing by the bank—I said that the man wanted him, but did not say that the half-crown was bad—he said, "My master, my master," but did not go to the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-57" type="surname" value="BERRY"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-57" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BERRY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Edwards—I remember Doree coming in January, and giving me this half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-58" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Queen's Mint—I have examined one hundred half-crowns and one hundred florins of different dates and moulds; they are all counterfeit—those bearing one date are chiefly from the same mould, and are wrapped in soft paper with a layer between each—they are all finished except the rubbing off the black powder—five half-crowns and four florins found in the bag are good and have been used as pattern pieces for the moulds in which the coins were cast—I have also seen some zinc and sulphuric acid and a cell forming a Bunsen's battery, some moulds, jets, a bath, two sheets of glass on which moulds are made, some silversand and other articles used for coining, also sixty nine good farthings, which have nothing to do with the case as far as I know—all the articles found are what I should expect to be in the possession of persons engaged in the manufacture of coin—the three coins uttered are from the same mould as some of the others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Ryan produced a written defence, stating that he had run away from home, and met Riley, and slept at his house four nights, and used to watch him making money, but had nothing to do with it himself. Giles, in her defence, stated that Turner brought in the bags and asked them to mind them, and afterwards called and took something out, and site knew nothing more till the detectives came. Closier produced a written defence, stating that he met Turner, who said lie felt ill, and went home with him and slept on the floor, and the detectives came in the morning and took them both, and that he had never been in diaries Street before.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RYAN</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GILES, CLOSIER</hi>, and
<hi rend="largeCaps">CAROLINE TURNER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18930410-375-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18930410-375-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RILEY</hi>** and
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES TURNER</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-375-18930410 t18930410-375-punishment-5"/>Ten Years each in Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RYAN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930410-375-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<hi rend="italic">—Discharged on recognisances.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GILES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18930410-375-punishment-7" type="punishmentDescription">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-375-18930410 t18930410-375-punishment-7"/>Twelve Months'Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CLOSIER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18930410-375-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def5-375-18930410 t18930410-375-punishment-8"/>Three Years Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAROLINE TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18930410-375-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def6-375-18930410 t18930410-375-punishment-9"/>Nine Months Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930410-376-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-376-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to three indict
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<lb/>tent to defraud—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930410-376-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930410-377-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to three indictments for stealing while employed in the Post Office three letters containing postal orders, stamps, and three half sovereigns, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-377-offence-1 t18930410-name-61"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years each in Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.
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<interp inst="def3-380-18930410" type="surname" value="WHALE"/>
<interp inst="def3-380-18930410" type="given" value="JANE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE WHALE</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930410-380-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-380-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to unlawfully having counterfeit coin in their possession with intent to utter it—</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CONWAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GILES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18930410-380-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930410-380-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-380-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CONWAY</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18930410-380-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-380-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-380-18930410 t18930410-380-punishment-15"/>Six Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GILES</hi>
<rs id="t18930410-380-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18930410-380-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-380-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-380-18930410 t18930410-380-punishment-16"/>
<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence against</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHALE</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18930410-380-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930410-380-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-380-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>381.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MAUD ELLISTON</hi> (18)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-381-18930410" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-381-18930410" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-381-18930410" type="surname" value="KIDD"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY KIDD</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18930410-381-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18930410-381-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-73" type="surname" value="CASSIANI"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-73" type="given" value="CHARLES JOSEPH"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-381-offence-1 t18930410-name-73"/>Charles Joseph Cassiani</persName>, and stealing two coats and other articles. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KIDD</hi> having been convicted of felony—
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<interp inst="t18930410-381-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-381-18930410 t18930410-381-punishment-17"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLISTON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930410-381-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-381-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-381-18930410 t18930410-381-punishment-18"/>
<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>382.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD LEATHERBARROW</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930410-382-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-382-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-75" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-382-offence-1 t18930410-name-75"/>George Wood</persName>, and stealing four shill
<lb/>ings, his moneys;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a conviction of felony in October, 1890—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930410-382-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930410-382-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-382-18930410 t18930410-382-punishment-19"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930410-383" type="date" value="18930410"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18930410-383-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-383-18930410 t18930410-383-offence-1 t18930410-383-verdict-1"/>
<p>383.
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<interp inst="def1-383-18930410" type="age" value="25"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BURGESS</hi>** (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930410-383-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-383-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-77" type="surname" value="SNELL"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-383-offence-1 t18930410-name-77"/>Edwin Charles Snell</persName>, with intent to steal;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a conviction of felony in April, 1889—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930410-383-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-383-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930410-383-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-383-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-383-18930410 t18930410-383-punishment-20"/>
<hi rend="italic">Three Years Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>384.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ROACH</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930410-384-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-384-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-79" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-79" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-384-offence-1 t18930410-name-79"/>Henry Cohen</persName>, with intent to steal therein, and
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<interp inst="t18930410-384-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-384-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930410-384-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-384-punishment-21" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months Hard Labour</hi> </rs>. And</p> </div1>
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<p>(385)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GEORGE LUFTON HARRIES</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930410-17-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-17-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing £14 16s. and £2 2s., the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-81" type="surname" value="HEATLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-81" type="given" value="GRANT HEATLEY TOD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-17-offence-1 t18930410-name-81"/>Grant Heatley Tod Heatley</persName>, his master;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930410-17-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-17-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to embezzling bankers' cheques for £23 and £4 6s.,</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930410-17-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-17-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> and to two indictments for forging and uttering the; same.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930410-17-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-17-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930410-17-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-17-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-17-18930410 t18930410-17-punishment-22"/>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor. Discharged on recognisances, his relatives undertaking to send him abroad.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18930410-386-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-386-18930410 t18930410-386-offence-1 t18930410-386-verdict-1"/>
<p>386.
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<interp inst="def1-386-18930410" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-386-18930410" type="surname" value="WITHINGTON"/>
<interp inst="def1-386-18930410" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ARCHIBALD EDWARD WITHINGTON</hi> (22)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930410-386-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-386-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>to unlawfully obtaining by false pretences a pin, value £10, from
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-83" type="surname" value="GODWIN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-386-offence-1 t18930410-name-83"/>George James Godwin</persName>, and £4 and £2 from Alfred Exthan, with intent to
<hi rend="italic">defraud.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18930410-386-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-386-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18930410-386-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-386-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-386-18930410 t18930410-386-punishment-23"/>Judgment Respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>387.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS GLEDHILL</hi> (16)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-387-18930410" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-387-18930410" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-387-18930410" type="age" value="14"/>
<interp inst="def2-387-18930410" type="surname" value="BELCHER"/>
<interp inst="def2-387-18930410" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BELCHER</hi> (14)</persName>
<rs id="t18930410-387-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930410-387-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-387-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>, to breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-86" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-86" type="surname" value="LOCKYER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-387-offence-1 t18930410-name-86"/>Mary Lockyer</persName>, and stealing a bag and a pin, the goods of
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-87" type="surname" value="REYNOLDS"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-387-offence-1 t18930410-name-87"/>John Reynolds</persName>, and a bag and other articles of
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-88" type="surname" value="WEBB"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-88" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-387-offence-1 t18930410-name-88"/>Frederick Webb</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18930410-387-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GLEDHILL</hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-387-18930410 t18930410-387-punishment-24"/>Judgment respited</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">BELCHER</hi>*—
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<hi rend="italic">One Year and Eight Month Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner being stone deaf, and refusing the aid of Counsel, was allowed to watch the evidence by the aid of the depositions.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">which I</hi> have befriended him in many ways—this letter is in his writing—it was brought to my place of business on March 13—it asks me to give him £10 in exchange for a parcel which he had, and stated that if I did not, documents would be posted to Chicago and other places—I refused, and consulted Messrs. Wontner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on March 14th at 12, Great Coram Street—finding him deaf, I handed him my card and the warrant, which he read, and said, "This is true all that I have written; this is a copy of the letter," handing it to me—he became very excited, and took out this other letter which he was about to post, and' said, "This is to prove I am no liar"—I found a cartridge on him, and wrote on a piece of paper asking him if he had a revolver—he said, "No"—while he was changing his clothes I searched a drawer and found a six-chambered revolver loaded in five chambers; he said, "That is not for Mr. Lane; that is for me when I cannot get any work," pointing to his head—he handed me several papers, saying that they contained his. defence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a written defence, stated that one of the papers in the bundle showed the cause of his dismissal, namely, that the manager had found out that he had passed an account as correct which was in reality fourpence halfpenny or fivepence too much, and instead of pointing it out to him took it, through ill-feeling, to Mr. Lane, who discharged him after ten years service, but afterwards took him back at an enormously reduced salary, but was again dismissed for not finishing his work in time, and that, being in debt, lie wrote to Mr. Lane offering him for £10 documents which he was going to send to Chicago.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi> </rs>.
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<p>391.
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence in the former case was repeated</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 655.)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>393.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">READ</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered against</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">POTTER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTCHINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence</hi>. I am absolutely innocent; I was simply walking home, and until the prosecutor threw himself upon me I had never seen him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY**</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th June</hi>, 1888.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-108" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE TISDALE</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Shepherd, manufacturing jeweller, of Fulham—on 23rd March I went to bed about 10.30, leaving the house shut up and all the doors and windows locked—only one other servant and my master were on the premises—I came down at seven and found the kitchen window half open, and things taken out of the drawers and thrown into the back garden—all the cupboards were open; I missed this teapot and toast rack.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-109" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-109" type="surname" value="BOWEN"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-109" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET BOWEN</persName> </hi>. I am servant at 4, Garden Row, Fulham—on the morning of 23rd March the prisoner knocked at the door and asked if I would buy a teapot—my mistress came down and asked how much he wanted for it—he said 6d. for the two—she refused, and he said I might have the teapot for 2d.—I said I must not, I should get into a row, and he went away; these are the articles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-110" type="surname" value="O'HARA"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-110" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN O'HARA</persName> </hi> (446
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On 23rd March, between eight and nine p.m., I saw the prisoner loitering about, twenty or thirty yards from the prosecutor's premises.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FLEMING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector</hi>). On 26th March I examined the prosecutor's premises—an entrance had been effected by inserting something between the sashes of the kitchen window and pulling back the catch, and there</p>
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<p>was room for a man to get through; it is a large window—the same evening, at eight, I met the prisoner in King's Road, and said, "I shall take you into custody for committing a burglary on the night of the 23rd"—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I said, "Two witnesses will prove that you offered the teapot and toast-rack on the morning of the 24th"—he said, "I can prove how they came into my possession"—he then retracted and said, "I know nothing about it"—when the Magistrate asked him he said, "I found the things, and I did offer them for sale."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence:</hi> I never took them, I never stole them; I picked them up and tried to sell them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-395-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st December</hi>, 1889,
<hi rend="italic">and seven other convictions were proved against him</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-395-18930410 t18930410-395-punishment-33"/>Five Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lawrance.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-397-offence-1 t18930410-name-115"/>George Joseph Ireland</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEOGEGHAN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence</hi>.—</p>
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<p>398.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY JAMES</hi> (32)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-398-offence-1 t18930410-name-117"/>Archibald Percy James</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUY STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-118" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-118" type="surname" value="MOSS"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-118" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY MOSS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Moss, labourer; we live at 16 Bernard Road, Tottenham—we used to live at 23 Herbert Road, Tottenham, and the prisoner came there as a lodger in April 1891: she had the first floor front room, for which she paid 2s. 6d. a week—she had a boy Wilfrid eight years old; a girl Grace, six years old; and a little boy Archibald aged about two—the prisoner received money once a month, she said it was £3 a month; I do not know for certain what it was—she occupied her time in looking after her children—she was very kind to them, and they were well looked after and well fed—she gradually got into arrears with her rent—she had borrowed money from me from time to time—on 1st March she paid me 13s. off the borrowed money and 12s. 6d. for rent-after that she owed me seven weeks' rent; it would have been eight weeks on the following Monday—on 9th March we left Herbert Road—on the 6th March I gave her notice which would expire on 13th, because we were leaving the house—she said, Here is a pretty hole you have put me in now, leaving after I have paid you; but I daresay I shall get over that the same as I have not over her things"—on Thursday, 9th, we moved out of the house, leaving it empty, except as to her room—the last time I saw her was early on the morning of the 9th; she was left alone in the house with the</p>
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<p>children, who were all right at that time—I afterwards heard of the child being found dead.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She lived with us for a year and ten months—she used to get very short of money at the end of the month—I cannot say what she received—she did not complain that her remittance did not come regularly—she used to break up her furniture for firewood—she pawned some of her clothing—I don't know if out of the remittance she received on March 1st she paid the baker £1—I am not aware that she took anything out of pawn—I was last in her room on Sunday, March 5th—she then had more than one bedstead, bedding, chair, tea-tray, hair brush, knife, jam pot, and a black bag; she had not much more—two years ago her room was comfortably furnished—when I went away the house was empty except for her small quantity of furniture and she and her three children—only one gentleman came to see her and she called him her father—she never told me he sent her money—she was a sober woman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The gentleman who called to see her is in Court now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-119" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-119" type="surname" value="MORBY"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-119" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA MORBY</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Newton Road—I have known the pri
<lb/>soner for some years—she used to live next door to me—I visited her from time to time when she lived with the Mosses—the last time I saw her before this happened was a Saturday, I believe, I do not remember the date; I went to her room—she said she was going to Clapton Pond, and I understood she was going to reside near there—one of the children said they were going there, and the mother laughed; she said her address would be Clapton Pond, I think she meant near it—something was said about her father's house in the country; it was mentioned—she said she was going to her father's house, and the children said they were going to Clapton Pond—I bought of her an old couch, an old chair and a saucepan, a wooden bedstead and pallias—I bought what few things there were in the room, and gave her two shillings or three shillings for them, or something like that; I think it was three shillings—I saw the three children then; I think it was about the middle of the day—I saw her then for the last time before this happened—my children fetched the things away the same evening, I think—she did not say when she was going away; I don't think I asked her; I do not remember.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She seemed hysterical on that occasion—when the little boy said they were going to Clapton Ponds to live she laughed in a peculiar way—I thought they were going to live near there—she said, "Now you have got the full address—her manner was not particularly strange, but she laughed hysterically—I thought it peculiar—I mentioned it to my husband—the furniture was scarcely of any value; it was very wretched, scarcely worth taking away—there was not much in the room; I don't know if anything was left in it after my boys fetched away what I bought—it was a wretched, miserable room, and would be more wretched and miserable when the things were taken away—the prisoner was a kind mother to her children—I visited her very occasionally, but, so far as I knew, she lived at home very quietly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-120" type="surname" value="HAGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-120" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER HAGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). At quarter-past seven a. m. on 12th March, I was on duty at the Tottenham Police Station when the prisoner entered the office, and, pointing to the door, said, "What am I to do with these two children? I have killed the baby"—I went to the door, and outside it found two children—I asked the prisoner if she was aware of</p>
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<p>the serious accusation she was making against herself, and she replied, "Yes, I have come to tell you I killed the baby by tying a handkerchief round its neck. Will you take care of these other two for me?"—I said, "Where have you been living?" and she said, "At 23, Herbert Road; if you want to get in you must go to Mrs. Moss at 16, Barnard Road; she will give you the key. But there, you need not do that, as I have undone the front parlour window, and you can get in there"—I allowed her to sit down, and sent for Inspector Powell and the divisional surgeon—I went to the house with Powell and entered at the window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner seemed very fond of the children—it was a wretched room in which she was living.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-121" type="surname" value="POWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-121" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES POWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). At a quarter to 8 a. m. on 12th March I went to Tottenham Police Station, where I found the prisoner and two children, aged, I was told,' six and eight—she made this state
<lb/>ment—I wrote it down and she signed it: "I have killed my baby, I murdered it, I suppose you would call it. I tied a handkerchief round its neck and strangled it. My child would be two years old on 25th of this month. It was a boy. The child is in the top front room. I have burnt all our clothing except what we have on. I did mean that you should find us all, but I had not got courage enough"—she signed that "M. James," and I countersigned it—I went with Hagan to 23, Herbert Road—Hagan got through the window and let me in—the only furnished room in the house was the first floor front room—I there found the dead body of a male child, apparently about two years old, lying on its right side—blood appeared to have been oozing from its mouth and nose—it was quite dead—it had on a frock and a shirt—Dr. Hall arrived about a quarter to nine and ex
<lb/>amined the child—I returned to the Police-station and told the prisoner she would be charged with the murder of her child, and she made this further statement, which I took down and she signed: "My two children, Wilfrid, aged 8, and Grace, aged 6, were asleep when I killed the child, and did not know anything about it. I have sold the articles from my house to get something for the children. Last night I sold a kettle, teapot, and bedstead to Mrs. Morby, and bought some fish for the children's supper. Mrs. Morby has been very good to me. After my baby was dead I put him at the foot of the bed, but when the children got up I laid him at the head of the bed, and the children thought he was asleep, but I told them he was dead"—she signed that and I countersigned it—previous to the two statements being made, it was arranged that the two children should be sent to the workhouse, and we were giving them breakfast up
<lb/>stairs—when the charge was read to the prisoner she simply said "Yes"—the room in which we found the child's body was in a very poor state; I found only a bedstead and very poor bedding, a child's chair, a tea-tray, a hair brush, a table-knife, a jug, a jampot, both empty, an old black bag, and three pieces of bread, very dry, on the mantelpiece, and socks and boots for the children—no money was found in the room nor on the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries about the prisoner—her name is Mary Green; she was getting an allowance—I have traced her history back to 1882—she was in domestic service in several situations—I have heard that Mr. James or Jacques was allowing her £30 a year; the first</p>
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<p>payment was made about 1887; I gathered that from evidence given at the Coroner's inquest—I don't know if there were earlier payments—the prisoner said nothing about the payments coming irregularly latterly—on two or three occasions at the Police-court she was crying—I noticed that she seemed to be particularly fond of the children—the only food I found in the room was the three dry pieces of bread—I have been to various addresses where she lodged years ago, and found that she bears an excel
<lb/>lent character as being particularly fond of her children, and I was told she was formerly a very industrious woman; but recently, and especially during the last two years, she has been very fond of reading, and has apparently neglected her home—she went out very little and never gave way to drink—I have reason to believe that the last payment to her was made on or about 1st March—I heard she sent for ten shillings on account of the instalment falling due to get some food, and that ten shillings was sent to her by postal order—the children appeared to be very hungry, and I gave them breakfast at the Police-station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a divisional surgeon of police—on Sunday morning, 12th March, I was sent for, and went to 23, Herbert Road, about quarter to nine—I found the inspector there; and in the first floor front room I found the dead body of a male child lying on some bedding—I examined it—there was a mark round its neck, such as would be pro
<lb/>duced by tying some ligature round its neck very forcibly—there had been bleeding from nose and mouth; such bleeding would be produced by powerful compression of the throat—what I saw then pointed to death from strangulation—afterwards I made a post-mortem—I found intense congestion of the lungs; some of the vessels had burst, and there was blood in the cavity of the chest—the throat and nostrils were gorged with blood—the body was lying on such rubbishing rags that I could not judge whether there had been considerable effusion of blood from the fauces and nostrils—one side of the heart was quite empty; that was a condition I should expect when there had been violence of this kind—it was a remarkably fine, healthy child, and in very good condition—the stomach and bowels were empty—the brain was intensely gorged with blood—all the symptoms were consistent with death Joy strangulation, and pointed to that as the cause of death.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-123" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-123" type="surname" value="HEARD"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-123" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE HEARD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Not examined in chief</hi>.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am the wife of James Heard, a greengrocer, of 2, Raleigh Buildings, Enfield—I am the prisoner's sister—when she left home she was in domestic service; that was nine or ten years ago, I daresay—she had two fits when she lived at Winchmore Hill, and I will not be certain whether she had two or three when she
<hi rend="italic">lived with</hi>, us at
<hi rend="italic">Enfield</hi>—I
<hi rend="italic">knew</hi> her
<hi rend="italic">from</hi> a child—she was subject to these fits in her younger years—alter she came out of these fits she would be quite unconscious; she would not know what she was doing—I remember one Sunday when I went to chapel and left her at home—when I got home I met a man coming from the gate—I spoke to my sister about it, because she went into a fit when we got indoors; that was before I spoke to her about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. By fits I do not mean hysterics—last time I saw her was three years ago—she only came on a visit then, and stayed three or</p>
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<p>four Hours; she had a little girl and boy with her—the last time I saw her in a fit is eight or nine years ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. She was never so bad that we had a doctor to see her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-124" type="surname" value="POWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-124" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES POWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>). At Enfield when before the Justices the prisoner had a fit, or fainted, and was taken into the passage of the Court, where she recovered in about ten minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. She commenced screaming and crying, and appeared to faint, and was taken outside.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-125" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-125" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE BOATWRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>). I live at 32, Angel Road, Edmonton—the prisoner lodged with me three years ago—she had two children—she used to have fits when she lived with me, and she seemed very strange in her manner—she was a very respectable woman.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-126" type="given" value="PHILIP FRANCIS"/>PHILIP FRANCIS GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I am the surgeon at Holloway Goal—I have had this woman under observation after her committal for trial—I have spoken to her and she has told me her reason for committing this act—I have found no signs of epilepsy or epileptic fits about her—there is no ground for saying that she is not in her right mind—from all I have seen she is sane.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think her destitution and poverty might unhinge her to a certain extent—I do not think it would produce temporary or transitory unconsciousness as to what she was doing—she was in such a wretched, low condition, that I think she might have done things then that she would not do now—I think she might not have had full control of herself at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I think she would know the difference between right and wrong, and that what she was doing was wrong.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">strongly recommended her to mercy.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ESTHER FLETCHER</hi> (26)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-399-offence-1 t18930410-name-128"/>Charles John Fletcher</persName> with intent to murder him;
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHORTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-129" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD DREW</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Embleton, a surveyor, at Hampton Hill—I made this plan (
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-130" type="surname" value="FLETCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-130" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN FLETCHER</persName> </hi>. I was married to the prisoner in August, 1891—I am not living with her now; we separated last July—I have applied for a divorce—on Saturday, 11th March, I came from Waterloo by the 2. 5 train, and got out at Twickenham—I walked from the station to the house I was living at, and when half-way across some fields I heard footsteps behind me, turned, and saw the prisoner—I waited, and she came up and attempted to catch hold of me—I said, "You had better go away, you will only get the worst of it"—she triad to catch hold of me; I pushed her off, and, as I was living with a friend and did not wish to be annoyed, I made a detour, and got home either at a quarter-past three or a quarter-past four—I gave instructions to the servant, who drew my attention to a woman coming up the path—I gave the servant further instructions, and then walked through the drawing room and conservatory into the garden, where I gave the gardener certain instructions—I saw the servant again in the garden, and gave</p>
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<p>her instructions, in consequence of which she went for a constable—I went through the drawing-room into the hall, and saw the prisoner sitting on a chair—I said, "You here? You will have to go"—she said she should not go—wishing to avoid a scene I opened the door, and walked towards the garden gate—I had not got more than a few paces when I heard a shot—I looked round and saw the prisoner with a pistol—I said "You won't frighten me, coming down here with that; it is not loaded. You would be afraid to do it"—she raised it and said, "I will soon show you whether it is loaded or not"—I ran down the path and another shot was fired almost immediately on my turning; I might have got two or three more paces off—the pistol was levelled at me, I have no doubt—I ran on down the path and round a fir tree—the prisoner was close on me—I turned round immediately and caught hold of her, and then she attempted to hit me with the pistol—I said "If you will not go away quietly I shall have to throw you down"—she struggled and I said, "There is nothing for it, I must throw you down," and I threw her down and held her—she had one hand on my throat—I called on the gardener, who came up and got the pistol away from her and held her—I said, "If you go away quietly you can go, for I don't wish to have a disturbance here"—the gardener let her free, and she lay down under a tree—I waited for the constable—the servant came back and said she was unable to get a constable, and I told her to go again and not to return till she had got one—the prisoner then got up, and went and sat on a different part of the lawn across the path, and while I was waiting for the constable she sprang up and tried to collar me by the throat, using abusive language—as the constable did not come I went for one, telling the gardener to see that she did not go—I went to the Station, and found that a constable was already on his way, and I went back and found him there, and I gave the prisoner in charge—while I and the prisoner lived together, from August, 1891, till July, 1892, I did all I could to make her contented; but she was of a, discontented disposition, nothing I could do pleased her—she was given to drink—she was constantly assaulting me, and for those causes I wanted a separation—on one occasion she threw a lamp at me—she also threw at me the fireirons, and various articles on the mantelpiece, or anything that was handy—some of them struck me—on another occasion she threw at me a tumbler when she returned, as she said, from the theatre—she thought it was her place to go out whenever she chose—she returned at half-past twelve, without giving me any intimation where she was going, and if not intoxicated she was very excited, and after using very abusive language she broke a tumbler on my head, which I had to get dressed at the doctor's—I applied for a separation, and since then I have amended it for a petition for dissolution of marriage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the petition for judicial separation was ready for trial in January, and in that month, as soon as I had got the evidence, I amended the petition, and accused my wife of adultery—I separated from her in July or August last—I have got leave to amend the petition—I cannot give the names of the persons with whom adultery is said to have been committed—my wife was angry at the accusation of adultery—at Willow Brook, on this day when my wife called, my host was not there, but his wife, and three servants, and the gardener and myself were</p>
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<p>—when the prisoner met me in the fields she took hold of me—I saw no pistol then, but she dropped something and stooped to pick it up after I ran on—I heard no shot then—she might have been in the hall for five minutes—we did not wrangle; I was only there long enough to tell her the way out—I was close to her, I saw no pistol then—I believe the prisoner was only charged before the Justices with shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm—the Justices offered to admit her to bail—I opposed that, and she has been in custody since 11th March—when I and the prisoner were struggling together she was holding the revolver in her right hand, and she attempted to strike me over the head with it—it is a six-chambered revolver, and cocks itself by pressing the trigger—I cannot say if she attempted to fire another shot at me—she was not in a position to be able to do so, because I held her hand in such a way that she should do me the least harm—I threw her down on the flower bed; she then had the revolver in her hand—I did not kneel on her, I was over her—I don't know if my hand was on her throat or on her arm, but I held her down; I held her right hand with my left—it would have been difficult for her to fire then, when I held her wrist—she did not attempt to shoot the gardener—he caught hold of her hand and she dropped the pistol—I did not try to tie the prisoner's hands together with a rope or strap—I did not instruct the gardener to do so, nor did I see him do it—the gardener called for straps and I directed him not to use them—it was his idea to fasten her wrists; I believe it was with wrist straps—my wife is a very violent and excitable woman—I have done everything I can for her; the fault is entirely on her side—I have done nothing to provoke her, and have always behaved well to her—I don't know what reason she can have for attempting to shoot me—until the second shot was fired I thought the first was with the inten
<lb/>tion of frightening me—I did not see her firing the first shot—I did not see the second shot fired—I only saw the pistol levelled at my head.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I was two or. three paces from the door when the first shot was fired—I believe the prisoner was near the entrance when she first fired; I left her inside the inner door—I don't think she was inside far enough to hit the ceiling if she had fired up like that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-131" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SPRINGLE</persName> </hi>. I am a gardener, of Hampton Hill—on the 11th March, about four p. m., I was at the back of the house—Mr. Fletcher came to me and I went round to the front, where I saw the prisoner knocking at the door—it was opened, but she did not go in—she, went round to the side of the house—I told her business was not round that side of the house, it was at the front door—she said she was going round that way; she knew he was there, and she would do for him before night—I went to fasten the back gate, and while there I heard the reports of a pistol—I went to the front and saw her and Mr. Fletcher on the ground—I took the revolver out of her right hand; the handle part was towards Mr. Fletcher—he was kneeling across her, and she had got hold of him by the throat; one of his hands was towards his throat, and the other towards her on the ground—after taking away the revolver, I held her about ten minutes on the ground—when I let her get up she fell under the fir tree, and from there she went on to the other lawn—then Mr. Fletcher went to get my coat, and the prisoner threw a brick at him; it did not hit him, but the gate—I jumped in front of her and caught her arm, and prevented</p>
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<p>the brick from hitting him—she fell down on the grass again—I stopped there for about an hour; nothing else happened—the prisoner sat on a shell—a policeman came—I went to the Station and heard the prisoner charged—this is the revolver I took from her—I saw it examined at the Station; there were three loaded cartridges and two discharged ones in it—the sixth chamber was empty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is a rim-fire revolver—Mr. Lidiard came home that day between five and six, while we were gone to the Station—we came back from the Station about 6. 30—I did not tell Mr. Lidiard till nine p. m. that the prisoner said she would do for her husband—the moment I said it he said, "Write that down at once"—he did not tell me to learn it by heart, or to write it down so that I could tell it at the trial—I did not write it down, the solicitor wrote it down for me—he did not give me the paper, nor read it over to me; he kept it, and I have not seen it from that day to this—he did not say it was very important, nor that he would read it at the trial—we had to wait about one hour for a policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Mr. Lidiard asked me no questions before nine o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-132" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY PRATT</persName> </hi>. I am a servant at Willow Brook, Hampton Hill—about four p. m. on 11th March Mr. Fletcher knocked at the door—I opened it—he came in and gave me some instructions—I pointed out the prisoner coming up the path—she asked for Mr. Fletcher, and I told her he was not in, and shut the door—I went out at the back door and saw Mr. Fletcher in the garden, and he gave me more instructions, in cones
<lb/>quence of which I went for a policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-133" type="surname" value="BONE"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-133" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BONE</persName> </hi> (392
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On Saturday afternoon, 11th March, I was on duty at Teddington Police-station—Emily Pratt brought a message, and in consequence I went to Willow Brook, where I saw the prisoner in the garden—I afterwards saw Mr. Fletcher, who said that he wished to give his wife into custody for shooting at him twice with a revolver—I went to the prisoner, who was sitting a short distance from us, and asked if she had heard what her husband said—she said no, she might do if he would come near—he went near to her, and repeated what he had pre
<lb/>viously told me—I told her she would have to go to the Station with me—she got up from where she was sitting and walked to the Station, where she was charged—I saw the revolver at the Station; I did not examine it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not got the charge-sheet—she was charged with shooting at her husband with a revolver, but I believe there was something else besides—I cannot say what it was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-134" type="surname" value="BONNER"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-134" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BONNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant</hi>). I was in charge of Teddington Police-station when the prisoner was brought in by Bone on the charge of shooting at her husband—I asked for the revolver, which Springle handed me—I examined it and found one chamber empty, two cartridges empty, and three (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) loaded with ball—while waiting for the female searcher I asked the prisoner if she had any more ammunition—she said, "Yes," and handed me these forty-four similar cartridges from her jacket pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe these old pin-fire cartridges are sold in packages of fifty.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I did not see anything else than the pistol at the Police station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-135" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SPRINGLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is the brick (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi> that the prisoner threw at her husband.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-399-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<rs id="t18930410-399-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930410-399-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-399-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assault"/>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for common assault, upon which the prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18930410-399-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930410-399-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-399-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a previous conviction at this Court on 12th January, 1885;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to being found by night in the possession of housebreaking implements.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY BROWN</hi> (44)</persName>
<rs id="t18930410-401-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930410-401-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-401-offence-1 t18930410-name-140"/>Rudolph Milch</persName>, and stealing 12,000 cigarettes and other articles, yalue £17.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-141" type="surname" value="MILCH"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-141" type="given" value="RUDOLPH"/>RUDOLPH MILCH</persName> </hi>. I have a warehouse at 88, Chiswell Street—on 4th March I left at a quarter to four p. m., and went out of town—I left in the safe about 12,000 Mary Anderson cigarettes and other brands, and some boxes of cigars of a particular brand, which I only supply to one hotel in London—I came back on the 9th and found the warehouse empty, and a new lock had been put on by the landlord—I have identified nearly 5,000 cigarettes; they are in tin boxes, with a portrait of Mary Anderson on them, especially made for me—they have "La Milsa" on them, which is my trade-mark—I also missed two odd boxes of this description (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I found these at the Police-station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The odd boxes contain aromatic cigarettes; they are not made for me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-142" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY MILCH</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife—on the Wednesday after he left I went to the warehouse to see if there were any letters—I found the office door broken open, a panel away from the brick wall, and the cigarettes gone—I had been there on the Monday afternoon and seen them safe.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective D</hi>). I know that Ellen Brewer is dead—I saw her body in the mortuary—she gave evidence before the Magistrate on 20th March, and signed her deposition; the prisoner had an opportunity of cross-examining her.
<hi rend="italic">Her deposition was read as follows:</hi>—"I keep a tobacconist's shop at 116, City Road. I have known the prisoner six months; on Tuesday or Wednesday week, I met him in New North Road; he showed me a sample of cigarettes, and asked if they would suit me. I said I had no money. I lent him £1, and I was ill, and when I got up again I saw a brown paper parcel like this.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-144" type="given" value="MAY"/>MAY WILSON</persName> </hi>. I assisted Ellen Brewer in her shop—I was with her on Tuesday, the 14th, in New North Road, and saw the prisoner there—he</p>
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<p>showed us a sample of cigarettes, "Mary Anderson" and "La Milsa"—I found a parcel of them On the table of our shop next morning—I opened it, and found a number of cigarettes in it—I put the contents in the window for sale, and the police came and took them—I don't know whether we sold any.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-145" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY LAPSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). On 12th March at 8 a. m. I and other officers went to 42, Rushton Street, Hoxton—we knocked sharply at the door; the prisoner looked out of a first floor window, and said, "Hallo, what's up?"—I held a bag up, and said, "Come down quiet, Harry, I want you"—he came down in his shirt, without his trousers—I said, "We are police officers, come to arrest you for stealing cigarettes in Chiswell Street"—we went up to a bedroom and sitting-room combined, and said, "How do you account for it?"—he said, "I can't give an explanation now"—I found 4,500 cigarettes there—I went two hours later to 116, City Road, and found 1,500 similar cigarettes, which the prosecutor has identified—I had been to 116 and bought two boxes on Friday night, the 10th—the prisoner does not keep a tobacconist's shop—I found these two odd boxes in his room.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Lancaster on May</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of John King. </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further indicted for receiving</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">oz</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">dwts. of silver, the property of
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-146" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-401-offence-2 t18930410-name-146"/>James Allcock</persName>, and 10 boxes of gimp of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAYLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-150" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-150" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY SIMMONS</persName> </hi>. I live at 20, Wallden Street, Commercial Road—I have known the prisoner five years—I went through the marriage ceremony with him in 1889 at South Hackney Parish Church—he said he had been a. widower eight years—this is a copy of the certificate—two years ago I received a letter which I showed him, and asked him if his wife was living—he said it was not true—I spoke to him again, and he said there was no truth in it, and his son also said it was not true, that his mother was dead to the world—I afterwards went to 125, Montpelier Road, Plaistow, and saw Mrs. Stringer, and I then gave the prisoner in charge—his grandchildren have come to my house, and they said that grannie was not dead.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner</hi>. I did show you the letter; you denied that she was alive, and your son said in your presence that there was no truth in it—I was a widow—I have had no children by you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-151" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-151" type="surname" value="LUND"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-151" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LUND</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Lamb Street, Spitalfields—in 1883 I was present at St. James's, Piccadilly, at a marriage between James Stringer and Sarah Lund, my sister—the prisoner lived with her many years, I cannot say how many; I said eight or nine, but I have been informed it was longer—she is still alive, and is living at 125, Pelly Road—she has lived there some years—I have never seen the prisoner at that house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was arranged that she brought her home to my house—I did not make the arrangement—your wife was willing to join me in business; it did not succeed, and therefore I left her to do the best she could—she went in her maiden name—she arranged with me about</p>
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<p>the business; it was not good, and therefore we moved to Pelly Road—it was the very last thing I thought, that you would not come and join your wife when you came out of the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-152" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA SKINNER</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother, the prosecutor, at 125, Pelly Road, Plaistow—I remember their living at Bromley in 1881—we were moving, and father left us on the way; he started with us with the furni
<lb/>ture—he did not give any reason for leaving—mother went and lived at Plaistow—I saw father about three weeks afterwards or sooner, but he did not stay there—he came in and changed his clothes and went out—he has been there once since—we are now living at Brown's Road—mother moved to Pelly Road about 1883—father has been there once, but he did not see mother; my brother Arthur answered him and sent him away; he came by himself—I last saw him five years ago prior to seeing him at the Police-court—I do not think I said anything about my mother—I said at the Police-court "I last saw father five or six years ago when we spoke about mother"—my mother was referred to then as being alive—I remember my brother being buried in 1885—my father and mother were there; father stood by her side, but did not speak to her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was about six years old when we came from Bromley—you were not in the hospital very long, and you could not walk—I did not know where you were going.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-153" type="given" value="ANNIE MARIA"/>ANNIE MARIA WINGROVE</persName> </hi>. I live at 102, Lowthorpe Road, Queen's Park—the prisoner is my father—I met him some years ago with respect to this matter, I think it was about 1886—it was about a reconciliation between him and my mother—I asked him to come round and see her—he said "No; if your mother wants to see me, let her come and see me "—he walked with me to Plaistow, within three minutes' walk of my mother's house, and he stopped in the street and said "If she wants to see me let her come to me"—she did not come out—I do not know whether he was ever at 125, Pelly Road—I saw him four years ago and talked to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not mention my mother four years ago—it was in 1886 that you asked me whether she would come and speak to you—my brother Arthur's second daughter was born about six years ago—I was not at my brother's wife's funeral—I do not remember in what year she died—she died on a Tuesday, and was buried on Friday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. On 10th March I took the prisoner in Whitechapel Road for feloniously marrying Fanny Simmons, his wife being alive—he said, "My first wife left me fourteen years ago; I thought she was dead."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "Mary Lund helped me to move the things from Bromley, and opened the shop in the name of Lund. I could not find them; they traded in the name of Sarah and Mary Lund."
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a written defence, repeated in substance the same statement</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-157" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 55, Mill Street, Clerkenwell—on 27th February, about 11. 0 p. m., I saw the house fastened up, and went to bed</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-158" type="surname" value="SOUTH"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-158" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SOUTH</persName> </hi>. I live at Mr. Thompson's—on 27th February, about one, I returned home, and found the street door open about two inches—I went in and found the prisoner in the passage—he was doing nothing—I said, "What are you doing here?"—he said, "I have come to see Ada"—I said, "That won't do for me"—I shut the door and called Mr. Thompson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner</hi>. You were not at the door, you were near the parlour door—you did not scuffle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SUTTON</persName> </hi> (50
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that lie met a girl and followed her to the house, when the witness came up.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. J. ABRAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930410-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-162" type="surname" value="TIBBITS"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-162" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TIBBITS</persName> </hi>. I live at 75, Southampton Street, Pentonville—on 27th January, about midnight, I was passing the end of Collier Street in Southampton Street, and was suddenly siezed from behind, my arms pinioned, and I received a blow across my head from some instrument, which was only saved by my hat—I was twisted in at some garden gate—the prisoner was in front of me feeling my trousers pockets—I called out "Police!" and one of the men kicked me as hard as he possibly could—the people were just coming out of the public-houses, and the prisoner and the others ran away—there was a lamp directly opposite, and it was a beautiful moonlight night—I saw the prisoner's face—I was about three minutes looking at him—I noticed a scar on the side of his face by his eye; it was on the side the Jury can see—it was not an abrasion, but an old scar—I mentioned it to the police—I saw him a month afterwards at the station among several others; I had no difficulty in identifying him, he was not pointed out to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The blow bent my hat—this is it, it is a high hat—as I faced the gate the men were behind me, and the prisoner before me, leaning with his back against the rails; the light was shining on his face sideways, and there was a light from the public-house, which shone on his back—I don't know whether I mentioned the moonlight before the Magistrate; I said it was a clear night—I did not describe the prisoner's dress, because it was impossible for me to look at it—I mentioned his flushed face and the scar; it was on the left side—I did not describe him as a man with high cheek bones and a scar over his eye; that is a mistake in the deposition.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). On 28th January I received information from the prosecutor, and on 27th February, about twelve, I arrested the prisoner in Pentonville Road, about five minutes' walk from where the I robbery took place—I told him the charge, took him to the station, where he was placed with six others, and Tibbits picked him out—he made no reply.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on Recognisances</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>406.
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<interp inst="t18930410-406-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eight Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930410-408-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining goods by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930410-408-offence-1 t18930410-name-173"/>Norton Stephen Gambrill</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASSMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-174" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a lamp manufacturer, of 68, West India Road—on 10th November I received this letter, purporting to come from the prisoner, of 10, City Road, Peterborough, asking for quotations for lamps—I sent the quotations, and on 12th November I received this letter, asking for samples—I wrote that a slight mistake had been made in the prices, that instead of 36s. and 40s. they would be 36s. and 48s.—he replied that they would do, arid requested me to send on samples, which I did—on 16th November I had another letter from him, followed by one of the 19th (
<hi rend="italic">Ordering two dozen lamps at</hi> 48s.
<hi rend="italic">per dozen, well packed, as sample lamp was bent in transit</hi>)—I sent them to him at Peterborough—I then received this letter of 30th November with the same printed heading, asking whether I was supplying him with the stall lamps ordered some time ago—they crossed his letter, and I then wrote for payment—on December 13th the prisoner wrote from Peterborough (
<hi rend="italic">Promising payment in a week Signed W. F. Day</hi>.)—I wrote again in about a fortnight, and waited some time—the letter was transferred to Bristol, and after lying at the Bristol Post Office some days it was returned to me, marked, "Not called for"—that raised my suspicions—I neither saw anything of the prisoner, nor got the value of my goods, £5 1s. 6d.—I believed In was carrying on a genuine business as a draper and hosier.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The lamps could be used on a stall for selling goods—I do not know that he is a travelling draper and hawker—I did not make any inquiries at Peterborough—if I had known he was a travelling draper keeping a stall in the market I should not have supplied the goods without the money—I wrote to him threatening an action, which I should have commenced if I had not received information from the police—we make bad debts occasionally.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-175" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-175" type="surname" value="BERT"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-175" type="given" value="GEORGE LAM"/>GEORGE LAM BERT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant K</hi>). I obtained a warrant against the prisoner on 20th February, and on 7th March I received the prisoner from the Peterborough police—I read the warrant to him; he</p>
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<p>said, "All right"—in the train he said, "I admit having the lamps"—he made no reply in answer to the charge—I went to the address, 10, City Road, Peterborough, where I found a small single-fronted cottage, no shop, and the name on the door, "Mrs. Bands"—in the front room downstairs there were a few second-hand sets of children's clothing—I called three times and was unable to see anyone at the place; it was shut up—while at Peterborough a gentleman named Harrison, from Grantham, called to make inquiries of the prisoner, who was then in custody—he produced this letter in the prisoner's writing on paper of the same heading (
<hi rend="italic">Addressed F. Day</hi>, 10,
<hi rend="italic">City Road, Peterborough, November</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">asking the price of travelling hampers for Hue drapery trade. Signed W. F. Day</hi>.)—he said he came from Grantham, and was a basket manufacturer; that he had received that letter and some others, and had sent that letter and had the baskets, and meant to pay for them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in Peterborough nine hours, I should say—I went to the house three times, at intervals of two or three hours—I found on the prisoner a hawker's licence—the police told me he did not keep a draper's and hosier's stall in Peterborough Market, and sell lamps, hosiery, and purses—I was informed by the neighbours that Mrs. Rands kept the house—from the outside it looked like a four-roomed cottage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-176" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-176" type="surname" value="MCRAE"/>
<interp inst="t18930410-name-176" type="given" value="DOUGLAS"/>DOUGLAS MCRAE</persName> </hi>. I am a chamois leather manufacturer, of 23, Bunhill Row, E. C.—on 17th January I received this letter from the prisoner, dated 16th—I sent a price list to that address (21, St. Pancras, Chichester)—on the 19th I received this letter of the 18th from him (
<hi rend="italic">Asking for sample of chamois leather, as No</hi>. 4,
<hi rend="italic">at</hi> 28s. 9d.
<hi rend="italic">it and six at</hi> 36s. 3d.)—I wrote to his reference, and also sent two
<hi rend="italic">kips</hi> as samples—I had no reply from the reference—I received this letter of the 20th, the same day as the goods were sent (
<hi rend="italic">Ordering one kip of each, as sample</hi>.)—on the 22nd I received this letter of the 21st (
<hi rend="italic">Acknowledging the receipt and ordering two kips</hi>)—on the 24th I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that his terms were cheque on delivery, and that he should not think of paying beforehand</hi>.)—I did not send any after the first lot—they amounted to £3 58.—I never obtained payment—I thought the prisoner was in good business at Chichester—it appeared to be a good bill-heading.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I hardly allowed sufficient time for the reference to reply before sending the goods—my letters did not come back—common chamois leather is hawked—this was superior—I have since heard the prisoner is a hawker.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-177" type="given" value="NORTON STEPHEN"/>NORTON STEPHEN GAMBRILL</persName> </hi>. I am a brace and belt manufacturer, of 23, Piper Street, E. C.—on 7th January I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Asking for prices of braces and belts to sell at 6d. and</hi> 1s. 6d.,
<hi rend="italic">with a sample, and offering references. Signed W. F. Day</hi>.)—I replied that we would send samples on reference—I then received this letter of 9th January, and sent on samples on the 11th, ten braces value 6s. 6d.—on the 14th I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Ordering three dozen pairs</hi>.)—we did not send them, and reminded him that he had not sent the money, as promised, or reference, and we should wait for these before we sent the goods off—I believed he was a draper—if I had known he was a hawker I should not have sent the samples without the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We made samples for him to sell at the prices he named.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-178" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GOLDRING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sussex Police-Sergeant</hi>.) I have known the prisoner About twelve months—I have inquired at the address given, 21, St. Pancras, Chichester; it is a private cottage occupied by Hall, a licensed hawker—I have known the prisoner as a hawker, hawking sponges and chamois—he left that address about February 2nd or 3rd—he lodged there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not seen him hawking braces—he has been in company with a man named Johnson, who had a stall in the market—I don't know whether he sold on his own account—no business is carried on at the cottage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930410-name-179" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-179" type="given" value="ALICE JANE"/>ALICE JANE RANDS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 10, City Road, Peterborough—the prisoner lodged with me for three months—he paid 6s. 6d. a week for bedroom and use of shop—he used to have cardigan jackets, drapery, stockings, braces, lamps, sponges, and chamois leather sent him in big quantities at times, which he sold at a stall in the market twice a week—he travelled to other markets with goods—I knew him three months before he came to me—I do not know that he used printed billheads.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He left me at Christmas—it is rather a large shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930410-408-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-408-18930410 t18930410-408-punishment-42"/>Twelve Months Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>409.
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<interp inst="t18930410-409-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, Feloniously receiving seven boxes and fourteen dozen neckties, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOODCOCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Cleasby.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-183" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). About 5. 30 on 23rd March I noticed the prisoners in Bunhill Row—Cleasby handed this sack to Wilson—I stopped Wilson—the sack contained these articles—I asked him what was in the bag—he said, "Ties"—I said, "Where did you get them from?"—he said, "I found them just as they are, bag and all"—I took them to the Station, and examined the contents of the bag—I told them they would be charged with the unlawful possession of these ties—they were taken to Clerkenwell Police-court and remanded for a week—I applied to the Magistrate to discharge them, and on their being discharged I re-arrested them, and told them they would be charged with having stolen these goods—they made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930410-name-184" type="given" value="CHARLES ERNEST"/>CHARLES ERNEST WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am salesman at John C. Leefe's, 47, Jewin Street, E. C.—I have seen property similar to this—it would come to the warehouse in ordinary course—access from the street is easy—I cannot say we missed these things, but the last time I saw them was about two o'clock on the 23rd—I next saw them in possession of the police——I identify them as being of the same stock, but we did not miss them.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">Cleasby received a good character</hi>.)</p>
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<p>410.
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<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>412.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS GILES</hi> (28)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMILY MATTHEWS</hi> (22)</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GILES</hi>**—
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<hi rend="italic">One Year and Nine Months Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MATTHEWS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lawrence.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the attempt. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">added that they believed he was not sane at the time he committed the offence</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">To be detained in custody in a criminal lunatic asylum till Her Majesty's pleasure be known.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>