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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>KNILL, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SEVENTH SESSION, HELD MAY 1ST, 1893.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>VOLUME CXVIII-SESSIONS VIL TO XIL</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 1st, 1893, and following days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-1" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-3" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE. LAWRANCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Alderman of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-4" 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="t18930501-name-5" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq., Lieut.-Col.
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-6" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-7" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<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>
<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 CRIMIN AL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNILL, MAYOR. SEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACK</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at 28, Mortimer Market—on the 13th April I was with the prisoner and the witness Bendolf at the Harmonic Club—I was there about half an hour—the prisoner, Bendolf, and I lodged and slept in the same room—I had five German 100-mark notes in my possession—I saw them safe at four the same evening—I had them in a pocket-book in an inner pocket of my coat—when I went to bed I put my clothes on a chair in the same room—I went to sleep—I awoke at two o'clock and went into my own room, and put my clothes on my chair—at six I awoke, and went to the room of my friend Bendolf—the prisoner was then downstairs—I remained in the room two minutes—I then went back to my room and looked at my pocket, and then I dis
<lb/>covered that the five 100-mark notes had been taken, and five marks remained in the pocket-book—the prisoner afterwards came into Bendolf a room—I told Bendolf I was robbed, and Bendolf told the prisoner—he said, "You can search me"—Bendolf said I ought to inform the police about it—I then went with the landlady of the house to the police
<lb/>station, and gave information of my loss; that was about half-past seven in the morning—I have not recovered my money—no one slept in my room but myself—I locked my door when I went to bed—I had been out that evening with Bendolf to different places; he paid for me—the prisoner was not with us—I had not shown the prisoner my notes, but one day I gave him a leaf out of my pocket-book, and on that occasion he saw them—my pocket-book is at home.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I last saw the prisoner in the forenoon before missing my money, between 10 and 11—I had been out with Bendolf, and met Tryon at the club—I had not been drinking much, perhaps I had a glass more than was good for me—Tryon told me I ought not to live in the</p>
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<p>house—it was not exactly a house of bad character, but it is not a very fine house—I came home at quarter-past eleven—Tryon is a friend of Bendolf—he was with me for a considerable time that day—the prisoner offered to be searched.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The prisoner had been downstairs twice before I missed my money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-14" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH TRYON</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser, at 68, Cleveland Street—I know the prosecutor and the prisoner—he is a hairdresser; we used to work together two years ago—we had no quarrel, we have been friendly—on the 15th of last month he spoke to me at our club about Humbel's money, that he had from 600 to 700 marks in his pocket, and as soon as he got a chance he would get it—he said he had got a place to bring it to, where nobody could find it—that same night I met him and Humbel leaving together—I did not exactly tell Humbel what the prisoner had said, but I warned him and also Bendolf—the prisoner said at the same time that he took Humbel's money he would take Bendolf a watch and chain; this was the night before at the club—Humbel did not take any notice of it—he had had a glass too much, but Bendolf recollected it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This conversation took place at the club between two and three, in the dining-room—there were five or six other persons present, but they could not hear what was said; we were sitting at another table—I did not mention the prisoner's name to Humbel, I only warned him to be careful—I said, "You are living in a very dangerous house, and you had better look out for another room; something might happen in the house where you are living"—I did not know anything about the house; I had been there the day before the robbery with the prisoner; he took me there—I was not at work at that time—I am now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-15" type="given" value="ALWYN"/>ALWYN BENDOLF</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser—at the time of this alleged occur
<lb/>rence I lived at 28, Mortimer Market, where the prisoner also occupied a room—on a Friday evening, I don't recollect the date, I was with the pro
<lb/>secutor at the Harmonic Club—Tryon made a communication to me there about the prisoner—I left at half-past eleven o'clock and returned home with the prosecutor, who slept in my bed—the prisoner also occupied the same room—at two o'clock in the morning the prosecutor left and went to his own room—I next saw the prosecutor at half-past six in my room—the prisoner got up at six o'clock; I asked him what was the reason he got up so early, there was no newspaper to be got yet—he said he must go downstairs—the prosecutor had not risen then—when the prisoner came back from downstairs I said I was quite astonished at his coming back already, and then the prosecutor came over to my bed and laid down, and the prisoner said to the prosecutor, "It is too early; don't get up yet"—I presume he went downstairs to ease himself; it seemed to me he was away an unreasonably short time—at seven o'clock he went down
<lb/>stairs the second time to get a newspaper—the prosecutor came and told me his money was stolen, and I said to the prisoner, "We two only know that Humbel had some money"—the prisoner said, "I don't know that the man had any money"—he offered to be searched, because I said nobody should leave the house before he was searched—the prisoner said he had to leave—he was not searched, I don't know why—I suppose he</p>
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<p>went to get the newspaper; he used to come back with it, but he did not return—at four o'clock we met him at the Harmonic Club—I then said, "Why did you leave? It is very inconvenient to both of us, because we two were sleeping in the same room with the prosecutor"—then the prisoner and Humbel had an altercation, and Humbel said, "I don't mind losing £5 if I only could get the remainder of my money back"—I asked the prisoner why he did not stay in the house in the morning; he ought not to have gone away—he said, "I have nothing to do with the whole matter"—he said first, "I have to mind my business"—I had a watch and chain—I did not lose my watch on this occasion I was out of employment and had to pawn it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was with the prosecutor the whole day till half-past eleven—I was in different public-houses with him—I saw Tryon at eleven p. m. at the Harmonic Club—I had no conversation with him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on the charge of stealing, five notes of one hundred marks each—he did not say anything—I searched him, but did not find anything.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I searched his room, but found nothing.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930501-451-offence-1 t18930501-name-23"/>Thomas Akehurst</persName>, with intent to steal therein; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also**</hi> to a conviction in February, 1891, of being found by night with housebreaking implements in his possession—
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>,
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<interp inst="t18930501-451-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY OWEN</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930501-452-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-452-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing a watch from the person of
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-25" type="surname" value="KELLY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930501-452-offence-1 t18930501-name-25"/>Samuel Kelly</persName>, and to six previous convictions for stealing watches—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18930501-452-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>453.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN RICHARD MORGAN</hi>, Unlawfully</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930501-453-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-453-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> obtaining money by false pretences.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-27" type="given" value="PAUL"/>MR. PAUL TAYLOR</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18930501-453-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930501-453-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-453-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>454.
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-454-18930501 t18930501-454-punishment-6"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>455.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HAYMAN SMITH</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930501-455-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-455-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of Thirza Price, and stealing a quantity of spirits, her property—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18930501-455-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-455-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>456.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BILDERMAN</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930501-456-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-456-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930501-456-offence-1 t18930501-cd-1"/>6th April, 1892</rs>, a quantity of furniture, obtained on a hiring agreement—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18930501-456-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-456-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>457.
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<interp inst="t18930501-457-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930501-457-offence-1 t18930501-name-32"/>Robert West</persName>, and stealing a box of cigars and other articles, his property</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930501-457-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.] </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BAYLEY</hi> (45)</persName>
<rs id="t18930501-458-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930501-458-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-458-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-34" type="surname" value="ROWLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-34" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ROWLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Providence Row, Pentonville—on April 15th I was playing near Albion Street, King's Cross, and the prisoner said to me, "Tommy, go and fetch me a loaf over the way; I shall be going up the street," and gave me a half-crown folded up in newspaper—I went to Mrs. Morrison's, asked for a loaf, and gave her the half-crown—she would not take it—I went out of the shop with Mr. Morrison and saw the prisoner outside Applegarth's milk shop, about as far off as the length of this Court—he ran away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-35" type="surname" value="MORRISON"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MORRISON</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer and baker of 35, Albany Street, King's Cross—on the Saturday evening I saw Rowley in the shop—he laid this half-crown on the counter—my wife handed it to me, and I saw it was bad—I had some talk with the boy and went out—a man imme
<lb/>diately started running, but stopped before he was caught in Winchester Street, and the boy said, "That is the man who gave me the half-crown"—the prisoner said, "What do you want me for?"—I said, "Wait till the constable comes"—the police came and I charged him—he said at the station that he knew nothing of me or the lad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner</hi>. My shop is about thirty houses from where I saw you—you ran, but you were walking before you were stopped—I cannot say whether you were out of breath, as I was excited—nobody was running in front of you, but behind you there was—I kept you in view all the time—I could not have made any mistake after I started chasing you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-36" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RICE</persName> </hi> (273
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I was in Wharfdale Road, and saw a crowd—I followed into Winchester Street, and saw Morrison holding the prisoner—he gave him into my custody and showed me a coin—the prisoner said, "You have made a mistake"—I took him to the station—he said on the way, "What am I going to be charged with?"—I searched him, and found a shilling, two sixpences, 71/2d., and a pawn-ticket—he gave his address at a common lodging-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were out of breath, as if you had been running.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Queen's Mint—this half-crown is bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, said that he never saw the boy, and knew nothing of the half-crown.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-458-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-458-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>. **</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-458-18930501 t18930501-458-punishment-10"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>459.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ABRAHAM COHEN</hi> (15)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930501-459-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</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="t18930501-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-38" type="surname" value="PATCH"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-38" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK PATCH</persName> </hi>. I am a wine and spirit merchant, of 165, Tooley Street—on April 20th, just after four p. m., the prisoner came in for a penny
<lb/>worth of tobacco, and gave me a florin—I told him it was bad, and asked where he got it—he said, "At a fruit barrow in the City"—I gave him in charge, but the inspector on duty at the station refused to take the charge—I handed the coin to the inspector; this is it—I afterwards read</p>
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<p>in a paper of the uttering at the King's Arms and went to the police
<lb/>station—this piece was not cut out of the milling when he gave it to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ELLISON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I took the prisoner at Mr. Patch's shop, and received this coin—I searched him there and found two good florins—his father came to the station—I hear that he has lived twenty-one years in the same house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-40" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-40" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE FARROW</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at the King's Arms, Bishopsgate Street Without—on April 19th, between six and seven o'clock, I was serving in the bar, and the prisoner asked me for a pennyworth of tobacco, and gave me a florin, which I put in the till and gave him the change and he left—about half an hour afterwards Mr. Burdon went to the till—I had not put any other florin in—he counted the money and took out two bad florins—Miss Carter was also serving, but no one else—I was also serving there next morning, April 20th, about half-past ten, and the prisoner came in for a pennyworth of tobacco—I recognised him—he gave me a florin—I tried it with aquafortis and found it was bad—I asked him to wait for the change and took it to Mrs. Burdon, who gave it back to me—Mr. Burdon came into the bar and examined the coin—a constable was sent for and the prisoner was given in custody—this is the coin; here is the mark I made with aquafortis.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-41" type="given" value="LOUISE"/>LOUISE CARTER</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the King's Arms—on April 19th, about 6 p. m., I was serving in the bar, and a man, not the prisoner, came in and asked for some tobacco, and gave me a florin, which I put in the till—I did not put any other florin in or take one out—no one was serving except me and Miss Farrow—I saw Mr. Burdon go to the till afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-42" type="given" value="WALTER JAMES"/>WALTER JAMES BURDON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Sling's Arms, Bishopsgate Street Without—on April 19th, between seven and 7. 30, I counted the money in the till, and found these two bad florins—I tried them in the tester—only Miss Farrow and Miss Carter were serving—one coin, that of 1864, is marked with a cross, and the other, that of 1866, is marked "1"—I placed them by themselves at the back, where they remained till the night of the 20th, when I handed one of them to the police—my wife made a communication to me about 10. 30, and I went to the bar and found the prisoner there—I saw a florin of 1866 on the counter; a cons
<lb/>table came, and I said, "This boy has given this two-shilling piece for tobacco, and it is bad"—I do not think the prisoner said anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-43" type="surname" value="HICKS"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-43" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HICKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 960). On 20th April I was called to the King's Arms, and Mr. Burdon gave the prisoner, into my custody with this florin—he said he received it in exchange for 2s. 6d. at a barrow in the City—Mr. Burdon said, "This lad was in here last night and tendered a bad florin"—the prisoner said, "I am not the boy"—the inspector said, "Who gave you the florin you tendered last evening?"—he said, "My father gave it to me," but he contradicted himself at the station after the charge was read, and said that his father did not give it to him—I searched him, but only found a halfpenny and a metal ring—he gave a correct address—Mr. Burdon also handed some other coins to Inspector Fitzgerald.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-44" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to H. M. Mint—these four florins are counterfeit, and three are of 1866 and from the same mould."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18930501-459-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on account of his character and his youth.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18930501-459-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Being over the age at which he could be sentenced to be flogged, his father consented to his receiving twelve strokes with the birch-rod.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18930501-459-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-459-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-459-18930501 t18930501-459-punishment-12"/>
<hi rend="italic"> This having been done, he was discharged next day on his father's recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930501-460-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully obtaining £6 9s. from
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-46" type="surname" value="BEVAN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930501-460-offence-1 t18930501-name-46"/>Margaret Curtis Bevan</persName> and others, by false pretences.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-460-18930501 t18930501-460-punishment-13"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WHITE</hi> (24)</persName>,
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<interp inst="def2-461-18930501" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES SMITH</hi> (50)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES TOPP</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930501-461-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-461-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, Stealing twenty-three wooden cases, eight pieces of silk, and other goods; a mare, a van, and set of harness, the property of
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-50" type="surname" value="BAXENDALE"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-50" type="given" value="JOSEPH WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930501-461-offence-1 t18930501-name-50"/>Joseph William Baxendale</persName> and others.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, For feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for White; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Topp.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-51" type="surname" value="COATES"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-51" type="given" value="CHARLES GEORGE"/>CHARLES GEORGE COATES</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Pickford and Co., carriers—it is part of my duty to be at London Bridge Station to receive goods sent to our firm, and place them in vans according to their delivery sheets—on 4th April last I was at London Bridge Station—the carman Boyce was there with van No. 385—I received twenty-seven cases—I have the bill enumerating them—they were placed on Boyce's van; he was instructed to deliver four cases at Higgins and Eagle's, in Cannon Street, and some at Cook and Son's, in St. Paul's Churchyard, and other places—the cases contained drapery and silk goods—each case had its own number entered on the sheet—I saw the cases before they were put on the van—I afterwards saw them; they were the same cases.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-52" type="surname" value="BARTON"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-52" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BARTON</persName> </hi>. I am fourteen years of age, and am a van-boy in the employ of Pickford and Co.—on 4th April I was with Boyce and his van, 385 at the station—I led the horse—the van was driven to Cannon Street—we called at Higgins and Eagles' and left four cases there—we then drove to Cook's, in St. Paul's Churchyard—Boyce went in there; while he was there a man came and spoke to me—when Boyce came out I told him what the man had said to me, and he sent me round to Higgins and Eagles'—I did not see the man there that spoke to me; when I came back to Cook's the van was gone—I cannot recognise any of the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-53" type="surname" value="BOYCE"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-53" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOYCE</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the employ of Pickford and Co.—on 4th April I was with van 385 at London Bridge Station—I received from Coates twenty-seven cases—I went to Higgins, Eagles and Co. and delivered four cases, and afterwards to Cook and' Co.—I went in there, and when I came out the boy spoke to me—in consequence of what he said I sent him back to Higgins's—when I came out from Cook's the van was gone—I went back to the head office and gave information—I have since seen the van at the Mansion House—it was the van I was driving—it was about 3. 30 when I missed it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-54" type="surname" value="FOALE"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-54" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FOALE</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Pickford and Co. at the Deptford depôt—on Tuesday, 4th April, my business took me to Lewisham High Road to deliver goods—in going along, about ten minutes past five, I noticed one of our vans standing under the trees in the main road, in the gutter at the side of the road—the horse's head was as though it had come from London—it was loaded with cases—I saw a man in charge of it, leaning on the top of the cases—about ten minutes or a quarter, of an hour after I passed again and saw the van, and the man was then getting up on the front of the shafts, and the horse was beginning to move towards Lewisham—I know Friendly Street; it is the third turning on the left from where I saw the van, and about thirty yards from Topp's shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>. Topp's shop is marked on this plan (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—if he was going from his stable in Friendly Street to market he would have to pass his shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-55" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-55" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 21, Friendly Street—I know Topp by name, but I never saw him—my father is the householder of the house and yard, 21, Friendly Street—we have a stable there—Topp or Mr. Pressley occupied the adjoining stable, and kept a horse and van there—on April 4th there was an empty stable to let; there was a notice on the wall that it was to let—about five that afternoon a man came to the door and asked if I had a stable to let—I showed him the stable, and after bargaining with him for it for the night, he gave me 5s.—I had never seen the man before—he went away, and came again in about a quarter of an hour—I then saw a van with some boxes on it—I did not count, them, but I should think there were over twenty—it was a one-horse van of Pickford's—there were three men, and they started unloading the cases and put them in the stable, and left them there, and went away—as a, rule we do not let a stable for one night unless anyone wants it—I am not, sure whether I have ever let it for one night before, I don't know whether my father has—I am a compositor—I was not at work that day—my father came home afterwards, and I believe he went for the police—I do not recognise either of the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I believe I could recognise two of the men if I saw them—I was taken to the station and shown the prisoners among others, but failed to recognise them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. The yard is open to all comers at any time; it is not locked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-56" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-56" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-56" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN FOSTER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Foster, and live at 25, Friendly Street—on Tuesday, April 4th, my attention was attracted to a horse and van drawn into the yard opposite where I live—it was a Pickford's van—I saw three men, and I saw George Wilson there—they went into the stable, and I saw the cases taken from the van and put into the stable—the van was backed into the yard; it was drawn straight up to my front window—after it had been unloaded the men went away—I saw one man back the horse out of the yard into the Lewisham Road, and Wilson went out with one or two of the men—I knew White; he is not dressed as he was when he was in the van—I have not good, sight—I recognised him at the station; I was close to him then (
<hi rend="italic">The witness was directed to go close to the prisoners</hi>)—yes, that is the man, I am sure of it—the next night Wilson spoke to me about the matter—the van was un
<lb/>loaded</p>
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<p>close under my window—White held the reins and assisted in the unloading—he put all the boxes out of the van—this is a photograph of the yard, showing my cottage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. They were about ten minutes un
<lb/>loading—I was sitting at my window, and when the van was nearly empty I came to the front door and stood looking at it—I had not seen the three men before—next morning I was taken to one of the cells and shown White—he was washing—Inspector Butcher said, "Can you recognise him?" and I said "Yes"—he was in a cell by himself—Butcher afterwards showed me into a cell where Smith was, and I said I did not know him—he did not show me Topp, because I knew him—I was taken to two cells—White had on a blue handkerchief with white spots—he looks quite different to what he was when I saw him in the cell—I believe he is the man I saw in the cell—I swear to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith</hi>. I came to see you that morning by Mr. Butcher's directions, and he said to you, "Is this your wife? She wants to see if you are her husband."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. My cottage adjoins the stable that Topp occupies—I was looking out of my bedroom window when he was arrested—he said nothing, I am quite sure about that—I did not hear him say, "I have come to the stable for the horse, I was going to market"—I knew him as a greengrocer, living in the neighbourhood—I knew him from the time he had the stable—he has a very nice shop—I have never been in it—it was not unusual for him to be at the stable as early as between four and five; he always had a boy with him—I did not see a boy that morning—the boy came in the yard before he was taken away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. He always had a boy with him on market mornings—on this morning I was awoke by the policeman blowing his whistle very loud for some time; so I looked out of my window and I saw Topp come out of the stable, and they said, "That is the man"—that was a "long time after the whistle had been blown—the boy came into the yard afterwards, about half-past five—it was about five when the whistles were blowing—I think Tuesday is market morning—I have heard him very early in the morning—this was on Wednesday morning—I really don't know which is market morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. At the Police-station I identified White as the man who had held the reins and taken the cases out of the van—I was near enough to see him well at the Police-court—he did not speak to me—he was only the length of the horse from me when I saw him holding the reins; the horse's head was close to my window—he was sitting on the seat of the van.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-57" type="surname" value="BUTCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUTCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector R</hi>) I received information of this robbery—about 12. 30 on the morning of the 5th April I went to 21, Friendly Street, and went to the stable—I saw a number of cases deposited there—one was broken open and a bale of silk lay on the top of it, and there was a small box minus the contents—I kept observation of the stable, and about 2. 30 I saw Smith and White come down Friendly Street—they came into the yard on their tip toes—they went round the yard, and White struck a number of matches and looked into the stable—I was in a little recess between Topp's stable and the cottage—Smith went and opened the door of the stable where the cases were, and White</p>
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<p>held the door open while Smith went in to examine the cases—he was in there about a minute—they then came out of the yard in the direction of Friendly Street—I went out and went into a front garden in Ashmead Road and kept further observation—about a quarter to five Sergeant Hedge and Constable Bragg came there and kept observation with me—shortly after the three prisoners came up Friendly Street, Topp being on the extreme left of the other two—they turned into the yard—Topp went straight on; Smith and White turned to the right to where the cases were—I then came out of the garden with the other constables, and we went to the front of 21, Friendly Street, and there we could sideways see the van—I saw them put two or three cases in the van—we went into the yard—I made a rush and caught Smith as he was in the act of lifting a case—I pushed him down—he said, "It's all right, you need not fear"—I got him up and held him—White ran back into the corner of the stable—Hedge had a struggle with him—I told him to blow his whistle—he did so for about seven minutes—we had lost Topp all this time—all at once I turned round and saw Topp putting his head out of the stable door—I immediately said, "There is the other man, seize him," which the constable did—we told the prisoners they would be charged with stealing this horse and van and these cases of silk—they said, "It's all right"—Smith said that—we took them to the station and they were conveyed to the City—the charge was read over to them—they made no answer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I did not hear White say anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. There is no gate to the yard—I knew that Topp had a stable there—his van was left in the yard at night—the van these things were put into belonged to him, and had his name on it—anyone could go into the yard day and night—I know now that Topp is a greengrocer, and had a shop in the High Road—when he came into the yard with the others he was apparently in conversation with them—I did not hear him say anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Market days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday—this was on Wednesday—I saw Mrs. Foster there that morning—her husband came and helped Hedge bind up Topp's hands—the whistling went on for seven minutes before Topp put his head out of the stable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HEDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant 12 R</hi>). I went with Constable Bragg to the yard at 21, Friendly Street, and about half-past eleven I saw there twenty three cases; two had been opened, and one was empty—I saw the silk in one that had been opened—I left Bragg there and went back to the station—about 4. 45 I went to the yard again, and at three o'clock I concealed myself in a front garden—my attention was attracted to three men coming in the direction from Friendly Street—they were walking close to each other, as though together; they appeared to be in conversation—they turned into the yard—White and Smith went to the place where the cases were, and Topp went in the direction of the stable—I waited till I heard the noise of a case apparently put into the van, and then went across and seized White; he struggled to get away—I threw him to the ground, and he was secured—the van had the name of Pressley on it, and on the shafts the name of Topp—Bragg blew his whistle for assistance for six or seven minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-59" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BRAGG</persName> </hi> (370
<hi rend="italic">R</hi>). I was with the last two witnesses—I arrested Topp in the stable—I had blown my whistle about seven minutes when he</p>
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<p>loaded close under my window—White held the reins and assisted in the unloading—he put all the boxes out of the van—this is a photograph of the yard, showing my cottage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. They were about ten minutes unloading—I was sitting at my window, and when the van was nearly empty I came to the front door and stood looking at it—I had not seen the three men before—next morning I was taken to one of the cells and shown White—he was washing—Inspector Butcher said, "Can you recognise him?" and I said "Yes"—he was in a cell by himself—Butcher afterwards showed me into a cell where Smith was, and I said I did not know him—he did not show me Topp, because I knew him—I was taken to two cells—White had on a blue handkerchief with white spots—he looks quite different to what he was when I saw him in the cell—I believe he is the man I saw in the cell—I swear to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith</hi>. I came to see you that morning by Mr. Butcher's directions, and he said to you, "Is this your wife? She wants to see if you are her husband."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. My cottage adjoins the stable that Topp occupies—I was looking out of my bedroom window when he was arrested—he said nothing, I am quite sure about that—I did not hear him say, "I have come to the stable for the horse, I was going to market"—I knew him as a greengrocer, living in the neighbourhood—I knew him from the time he had the stable—he has a very nice shop—I have never been in it—it was not unusual for him to be at the stable as early as between four and five; he always had a boy with him—I did not see a boy that morning—the boy came in the yard before he was taken away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. He always had a boy with him on market mornings—on this morning I was awoke by the policeman blowing his whistle very loud for some time; so I looked out of my window and I saw Topp come out of the stable, and they said, "That is the man"—that was a-long time after the whistle had been blown—the boy came into the yard afterwards, about half-past five—it was about five when the whistles were blowing—I think Tuesday is market morning—I have heard him very early in the morning—this was on Wednesday morning—I really don't know which is market morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. At the Police-station I identified White as the man who had held the reins and taken the cases out of the van—I was near enough to see him well at the Police-court—he did not speak to me—he was only the length of the horse from me when I saw him holding the reins; the horse's head was close to my window—he was sitting on the seat of the van.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUTCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector R</hi>). I received information of this robbery—about 12. 30 on the morning of the 5th April I went to 21, Friendly Street, and went to the stable—I saw a number of cases deposited there—one was broken open and a bale of silk lay on the top of it, and there was a small box minus the contents—I kept observation of the stable, and about 2. 30 I saw Smith and White come down Friendly Street—they came into the yard on their tip toes—they went round the yard, and White struck a number of matches and looked into the stable—I was in a little recess between Topp's stable and the cottage—Smith went and opened the door of the stable where the cases were, and White</p>
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<p>held the door open while Smith went in to examine the cases—he was in there about a minute—they then came out of the yard in the direction of Friendly Street—I went out and went into a front garden in Ashmead Road and kept further observation—about a quarter to five Sergeant Hedge and Constable Bragg came there and kept observation with me—shortly after the three prisoners came up Friendly Street, Topp being on the extreme left of the other two—they turned into the yard—Topp. Vent straight on; Smith and White turned to the right to where the cases were—I then came out of the garden with the other constables, and we went to the front of 21, Friendly Street, and there we could sideways see the van—I saw them put two or three cases, in the van—we went into the yard—I made a rush and caught Smith as he was in the act of lifting a case—I pushed him down—he said, "It's all right, you need not fear"—I got him up and held him—White ran back into the corner of the stable—Hedge had a struggle with him—I told him to blow his whistle—he did so for. about seven minutes—we had lost Topp all this time—all at once I turned round and saw Topp putting his head out of the stable door—I immediately said, "There is the other man, seize him," which the constable did—we told the prisoners they would be charged with stealing this horse and van and these cases of silk—they said, "It's all right"—Smith said that—we took them to the station and they were conveyed to the City—the charge was read over to them—they made no answer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I did not hear White say anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. There is no gate to the yard—I knew that Topp had a stable there—his van was left in the yard at night—the van these things were put into belonged to him, and had his name on it—anyone could go into the yard day and night—I know now that Topp is a greengrocer, and had a shop in the High Road—when he came into the yard with the others he was apparently in conversation with them—I did not hear him say anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Market days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday—this was on Wednesday—I saw Mrs. Foster there that morning—her husband came and helped Hedge bind up Topp's hands—the whistling went on for seven minutes before Topp put his head out of the stable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HEDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">R</hi>). I went with Constable Bragg to the yard at 21, Friendly Street, and about half-past eleven I saw there twenty three cases; two had been opened, and one was empty—I saw the silk in one that had been opened—I left Bragg there and went back to the station—about 4. 45 I went to the yard again, and at three o'clock I concealed myself in a front garden—my attention was attracted to three men coming in the direction from Friendly Street—they were walking close to each other, as though together; they appeared to be in conversation—they turned into the yard—White and Smith went to the place where the cases were, and Topp went in. the direction of the stable—I waited till I heard the noise of a case apparently put into the van, and then went across and seized White; he struggled to get away—I threw him to the ground, and he was secured—the van had the name of Pressley on it, and on the shafts the name of Topp—Bragg blew his whistle for assistance for six or seven minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-62" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BRAGG</persName> </hi> (370
<hi rend="italic">R</hi>). I was with the last two witnesses—I arrested Topp in the stable—I had blown my whistle about seven minutes when he</p>
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<p>came out of the stable door—he said, "I know nothing about it; I came here for my horse; I am going to market."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I was in uniform—it was after I caught hold of him that he said, "I know nothing about it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-63" type="surname" value="EGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-63" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On the morning of 5th April, about 4. 45, I was in Deptford, and saw the three prisoners in custody of the police—I went with them to the police station in Black heath Road—I said I was a police sergeant of the City, and all three would be charged with being concerned in stealing a van, horse, and twenty-three cases—I took their names and addresses—Topp said he was a florist and carried on business in Lewisham High Road—I said to Topp, "The two police officers state that they saw you come down the road this morning with the other two men, and that you all three turned into the yard together, and said the goods were being loaded up in your van, and two cases are in your van now; have you anything to say?"—he said, "I don't know these two men; I went into my stable to find my horse and go to. market"—they were searched—on Topp was found 3d. in bronze—they were taken to the City and charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I have made inquiries, and find that Topp is a greengrocer and florist—he appeared to be carrying on a respectable trade—there was an ordinary stock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Among the things found on Topp was this post-card addressed to "H. C, 17, Richmond Road, Dalston."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-64" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-64" type="surname" value="TUNSTALL"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-64" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN TUNSTALL</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at Stoke Newington—about the beginning of May I was present when the premises 17, Richmond Road, Dalston, were let to a Mr. Henry Cranfield—I see Mr. Cranfield here; it is the prisoner White.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-65" type="surname" value="DOWNES"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-65" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE"/>JOHN GEORGE DOWNES</persName> </hi>. I am an architect and surveyor, of Brockley Road—in November, 1892, I let the shop, 156, Lewisham High Road, to Topp—I required a reference as to his respectability, and he gave as a reference "Henry Cranfield, 17, Richmond Road, Dalston"—this is the answer to my inquiry.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. With the exception of the last quarter his rent was regularly paid—I disposed of the premises last Christmas, and I don't know what happened afterwards—the rent was £70, rising to £75—I looked upon him as a good tenant—I knew nothing to the contrary of his being a respectable man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-66" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-66" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi> (365
<hi rend="italic">P</hi>). On the morning of April 5th I found a van, No. 385, with a horse attached, in Bournemouth Road, Peckham—I took it to the station—it had on it a whip, a nose-bag and a tarpaulin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-67" type="surname" value="MULLET"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-67" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MULLET</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Pickford and Co., of Gresham Street—I examined the cases recovered by the police with the marks on the delivery sheet—the entire load was of the value of £1,246, apart from the mare, van, and harness.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">White then pleaded guilty to a conviction at this Court on</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th March</hi>, 1887, in
<hi rend="italic">the name of
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-68" type="surname" value="CRANFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-68" type="given" value="HENRY"/>Henry Cranfield</persName>, and Smith to a conviction at the Clerkenwell Sessions in</hi> 1886,
<hi rend="italic">and several other convictions were proved against him. Topp received a good character</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<rs id="t18930501-461-punishment-15" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18930501-461-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-461-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-461-18930501 t18930501-461-punishment-15"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eight Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">TOPP</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930501-461-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-461-18930501 t18930501-461-punishment-16"/>
<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MOSS</hi> (16)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930501-462-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to forging and uttering four orders for the payment of money;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character, and </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-462-18930501 t18930501-462-punishment-17"/>
<hi rend="italic">his relatives undertook to provide for him</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Discharged on Recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY GARCIA</hi>, Unlawfully</persName>
<rs id="t18930501-463-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18930501-463-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-463-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> obtaining from
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930501-463-offence-1 t18930501-name-71"/>William George Wrench</persName> by false pretences, with intent to defraud, delivery orders for oranges and lemons;
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, For obtaining other goods from other persons, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ISAACS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHRGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">During the cross-examination of the first witness the Recorder pointed out that in letters written by the solicitors to the prosecution they offered to treat the matter as a civil debt, and not as a criminal offence</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ISAACS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">there upon determined not to pursue the prosecution further, and accepted a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-463-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="fault"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HERBERT GOGGIN</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930501-464-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930501-464-offence-1 t18930501-name-73"/>Phœbe Hunt</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASSMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-74" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-74" type="surname" value="HUNT"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-74" type="given" value="PHOEBE"/>PHOEBE HUNT</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Little George Street, Hampstead Road, with my father and sister—about half-past twelve a. m. on 10th April the prisoner came to the window and called me to come into the passage—I asked my sister to go out and ask him what he wanted, and he struck my sister, and then stabbed me in my right hand and cut my fingers; I had them stitched up—I had been threatened by him—I lived with him for four months, and have a baby by him—I had no money from him—I was afraid of him—he said nothing when he attacked me—I holloaed out "Police! "and a policeman came and saved us—I am not quite eighteen yet—this is the knife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-75" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-75" type="surname" value="HUNT"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-75" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA HUNT</persName> </hi>. I am the last witness's sister, and live in the same house with her—on the morning of 10th April the prisoner called "Phoebe," and I went to see what he wanted, and he stabbed me with a knife on the right side of the head and in the shoulder—my head is plastered up; this is the hole made in my dress over my shoulder—I saw him stab my sister—I could not say if he was drunk or sober—I was in the hospital for four days—he did not say anything when he attacked us.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARK</persName> </hi> (199
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). On this morning in April I was in Little George Street, and I saw the prisoner kneeling on the window-sill of No. 10—I asked him what he was doing there—he said nothing—I requested him to go away—he went away, but about a quarter of an hour after I saw him in the same position again—I went up and asked him, what he was doing—he ran away—an old lady living in the street said something to me, and I stopped, in the street—the father and cousin came out of the house, and then the prisoner ran into No. 10, and a second after I heard cries of "Police!" and "Murder!"—I rushed into the house, banged the door open, and saw the two sisters bleeding, one from the head and the other from the hand—I saw the prisoner standing in the passage, and took him into custody—he said, "I done it, and I have flung the knife in the backyard"—on the way to the station he was very violent, and flung himself down on the ground—I</p>
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<p>went to get him up, and he kicked me in the mouth, and cut my lip about half an inch—at the station he was charged—a doctor was sent for and dressed the sisters' wounds—I went back to 10, Little George Street, and found this knife open in the backyard—the prisoner was quite sober, but very violent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-77" type="surname" value="VINE"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-77" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES VINE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector S</hi>). I was in charge of the Albany Street Station when the prisoner was brought in—when charged, he said, "I did not intend it for Eliza, it was quite by accident I struck her; I intended it for the other cow"—he was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-78" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police, at 56, Albany Street—at 1 o'clock on April 10th I was called to the station—I saw Phœbe Hunt suffering from two wounds on her right hand, one on the back of the middle finger and the other on the palm surface of the ring finger, each about one and a quarter inch long, jagged, incised, and bleeding freely—they might have been done in a struggle—this knife might have caused them—Eliza Hunt was. suffering from a contused wound on the right temple; it must have required some force and could have been done by the blade of a knife—she had another wound on her right shoulder but I did not hear of that for twelve or fifteen hours afterwards, she made no complaint to me at the time; it was a sharp superficial cut, and may not have pained her at first—the wound on Phœbe Hunt's fingers has cut through the nerves of the fingers and has caused inflammation and probably fixation of the fingers for life; one finger will be out of shape.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, said that he had reason to do it, as the girl's father took him to the house for a night's lodging; that the girl accused him of stealing 10s. 6d., and said he was not to come in, and that he saw her cousin lying with her on the bed and could not stand it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of Unlawfully Wounding</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>on the other side, three or four yards away, and I can swear positively to him—Saunders picked out Rose in my presence and that of the constable.
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Stocks</hi>. I cannot say if you or another man struck me, it was so sudden—you stood over me after I was struck.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-83" type="given" value="PERCY GEORGE"/>PERCY GEORGE SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I lived at 154, Barnsbury Road—I am a draper's assistant—on this night I was with French; we were both sober—we were walking along, and as we got into Parkfield Street, by a lodging house, we saw eight or twelve men standing at the corner—we took no notice, but all of a sudden two men came round, and one deliberately struck French a severe blow on the side of the face and knocked him down, knocking his hat off and his pipe out of his mouth—I went to pick up his hat and pipe when Rose knocked me down—when I got up I saw three or four covering French, who said, "You have not got it?—I said, "Have they taken it?"—he said, "Yes," but instead of taking the watch and chain they had only taken the chain from the bar to the curb—I went to fetch a constable—the man I saw taking French's chain is not in custody—when the chain was stolen Stocks was near French—I did not see him strike him—eight or ten men were round Stocks then, and as soon as the chain was stolen the signal was given and they all made a rush for the door of the lodging-house—Rose struck me near the gas lamp, where French had been knocked down—I saw Rose's face quite distinctly, and I am positive of him—I went for a policeman and met one at the corner of Liverpool Road, and he went with me and two more policemen to this lodging-house—in the kitchen there might have been twenty or thirty men; it was a thorough den of thieves and we were rather nervous—French first identified Stocks, and I turned and saw Rose almost sitting down at my back, and I said, "This is the man that struck me"—I recognised him without any hesitation—he said nothing—when Stocks was identified he only said we had made a mistake.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On Monday, April 5th, I was on duty in Parkfield Street—Saunders spoke to me, and I went and saw French keeping observation outside a lodging-house—we went downstairs, where we found about twenty persons—as soon as we got into the room French identified Stocks there, and said, "I identify this man as being one of the two that first attacked me; he knocked me down"—Stocks said he had made a mistake—I then arrested him—Saunders went up to Rose and said, "I identify this man as being one of those that struck me"—Rose said he knew nothing of it—I directed Hoath to take Rose, and both prisoners were taken to the station—they were searched, but I could find no traces of the chain—they said nothing when charged at the station.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-85" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY HOATH</persName> </hi> (369
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I took Rose into custody on the morning of 5th April—he said nothing at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Rose</hi>. You did not tell me you knew nothing; about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Stocks, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, said he was intoxicated and knew nothing about it. Rose, in his defence, stated that he knew nothing of the matter.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi> then
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAZEBROOK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-90" type="given" value="ALPHONSE"/>ALPHONSE DENNY</persName> </hi>. I am a confectioner, of 77, Cadogan Villas, Victoria Park—on Saturday night, 22nd April, I was at the corner of Tottenham Court Road, about eleven, going to take the omnibus to Broad Street Station—twenty five or thirty people were also waiting for the omnibus—I tried to push onto the omnibus, and I felt a pressure coming round me, and three lingers were put in my pocket—it was an old silver watch which had belonged to my father, and fitted my pocket tightly—I dropped my hand and said, "Scoundrel! what are you trying to do?"—I saw Jones, and was going for him with my stick, and a gentleman put his hand on him—a detective took him into custody—I am sure Jones is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones</hi>. There were twenty-five or thirty people all round me; more than ten were on my left hand side—I cannot say exactly how many were on my right; it may have been ten—you were on my right; you touched my pocket to see if I had something—I had two watches, a gold and a silver one—my coat was open—you were next to me—it was very dark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Saville</hi>. I did not see you there—the charge was booked against Jones before you got into the station-house.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant E</hi>). On Saturday night, 22nd April, about eleven o'clock, I was at the junction of Tottenham Court Road and New Oxford Street with Sergeant Morgan—I saw the two prisoners standing on the outskirts of a large crowd of persons who were endeavouring to get on to an omnibus going towards the City—I saw Jones feeling the back part of ladies' dresses; there were three or four women and several men there—Saville was standing close behind him, and apparently covering his actions—neither of them made any attempt to get on the omnibus—that omnibus drove away, and another one came up—the prisoners repeated their actions—that omnibus drove away, and another pulled up, and the prisoners repeated their actions—on each occasion Jones was covered by Saville—Saville turned and saw me watching, and I and Morgan walked into Tottenham Court Road and stood in the doorway of the brewery round the corner—I was not in uniform—the prisoners and a third man came to the corner to look after us, but did not see us—they crossed Tottenham Court Road to the west corner, and remained there five minutes—an omnibus came along at a rather rapid rate; a number of persons from the Oxford Music Hall followed it, and the prisoners followed the crowd, and when the omnibus stopped at the east corner of Tottenham Court Road, Jones placed himself on the prosecutor's left side and Saville covered him—I saw Jones put his arm round Denny, and at the same moment someone called out, "You scoundrel! you have attempted to steal my watch," or words to that effect—Saville turned round at the same moment and ran into the road and towards Seven Dials—I caught him; he clung to a lamp-post—I said, "I am an officer; I shall arrest you for attempting to steal a gentleman's watch in the crowd"—I looked round and saw Jones in Morgan's custody, and I said, "I have been watching you for some time"—he refused to let go of the lamp-post, and I had to get assistance—the prisoners were taken to the station—I asked</p>
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<p>Saville for his address—he said, "I have none"—I said, "Where, did you sleep last night?"—he said, "At a common lodging-house in Seven Dials"—I said, "You did not require a City omnibus to take you to Seven Dials"—he said, "I know nothing of that, and I know nothing of that person," pointing to Jones—Jones gave as his address a common lodging house in the Whitechapel Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Saville</hi>. You were note when I came up to you, holding the lamp-post to keep you up in consequence of a broken ankle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Saville made no attempt to get into the omnibus; he kept on the outskirts of the crowd.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant D</hi>). I was with Caine on this night—I kept observation upon the prisoners—I saw them moving about in a suspicious manner—when an omnibus going eastward pulled up they placed themselves on the outskirts of the crowd as though they were going to get on it, but they made no attempt to do so, and Jones acted in a suspicious manner behind the persons, covered by Saville—afterwards they both crossed to the west side of Tottenham Court Road, and when an omnibus came eastward a number of persons followed it and attempted to get on, and the prisoners, and another man we had seen with them, ran on, and I saw Jones get behind the prosecutor, covered again by Saville, and immediately I heard the prosecutor call out, "You have attempted to take my watch—Jones tried to go eastward—Saville ran into the road—I am sure I saw Jones's arm round the prosecutor—I took Jones, and said, "You will have to go to the station for attempting to steal this gentleman's watch"—he said, "I have done nothing; I was only attempting to get into the omnibus"—lie clung to the rails, and I had considerable difficulty in getting him to the station—he made no effort to get on to the omnibus—when charged at the station he said, "I don't know that man," referring to Saville.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones</hi>. I was immediately before you when I saw your arm round the prosecutor—the omnibus was at the kerb—when I took you first clung to the wheels of the omnibus—neither of you made any effort to get on the omnibus.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Saville, in his defence, stated that he did not know Jones; that he had broken his ankle, and could not get into die omnibus, and that he caught hold of the post to save himself from falling.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">A large number of previous convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAVILLE</hi>**—
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<hi rend="italic">Twenty Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>The
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended both police officers for their vigilance.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He received an excellent character</hi>.—
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended Abbott. Stammers received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
<hi rend="largeCaps">BR</hi> </hi>). On March 24th, at 11. 30, I saw the prisoner driving a cab—Cristie spoke to him and I took him to the station, where the Inspector said, "Who authorised you to wear this badge and drive this cab?"—he pointed to Shillitoe and said, "He did"—next morning I was at Westminster Police-court when he was charged with this offence and fined 2s. 6d.—I was also present on 8th April when a summons was. heard against Shillitoe—he repeated the same evidence, and the Magistrate dismissed the charge.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). I was present at Walton Street Police station when Smith was charged—the inspector asked him who authorised him to wear the badge and drive the cab—he turned to Shillitoe and said "He did."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-109" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SWIFT</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger at Westminster Police-court—on April 8th the defendant was called as a witness against Shillitoe, and I administered the oath to him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I admit taking the man's cab; there was no cab there but his. A M. P. came up in a hurry, and I took him to the House, and brought the cab back. I told the prosecutor I did it out of kindness, as I knew the man had not much money. I was detained all night and fined half-a-crown for driving the cab without a license.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lawrance.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-114" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-115" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT MADDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a gas stoker, of 48, Winchester Street, Caledonian Road, Islington—on Saturday evening, April 22nd, between six and seven I was in Winchester Street, and saw a four-wheeled wagon with one horse driven by the prisoner; another person was in the van with him—the prisoner appeared to be standing, leaning against the side. of the van—it was going at an ordinary jog-trot, about four miles an hour—as the van was turning the corner a little child about seven or eight crossed the road towards the van, which knocked him down and ran over him; he was right in the middle of the road—it seemed to be darting right under the wheels, and could not get out of the way—there were no other vehicles about—there were people about on the different kerbs—I think it was either the shaft or the fore-wheel that struck the child—the driver did not seem to be aware of what happened; he did not stop till somebody shouted; he drew up at once—I went up and told him to stop, that he had run over a child and must wait till a policeman came—he said "I did not know anything about it; I will stop"—he did stop, and was taken into custody—he had been drinking, but was not drunk; in my opinion he was able to do his work.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi> and
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-119" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-119" type="given" value="MARION"/>MARION AVELS</persName> </hi>. I am single, and lodge in the back parlour of 37, Eresby Road, Kilburn—the prisoner was a lodger there before me—on Tuesday, 11th April, about one in the morning, I smelt smoke and heard the cracking of wood burning—I opened my door and went to the front parlour, and found flames coming out at the top of the door and through the panel—I was very much frightened, and ran upstairs and gave the alarm to Mrs. McDonald, the landlady.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the prisoner there—I have been there</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-120" type="given" value="CECILIA"/>CECILIA MCDONALD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of David McDonald, of 37, Eresby Road, Kilburn—the prisoner and his wife lodged with me—early in the morning of 11th April I was in bed, and heard the last witness screaming on the stairs, "There is a fire; come quickly!"—my husband ran downstairs and saw smoke coming through the cracks of the front parlour door, and flames coming through the lower panels and over the door—the prisoner had occupied that room—the door was locked and I had the key—I went upstairs for it and opened it, but shut the door directly, the smoke was so dense—my husband got water and threw it in, and when the smoke cleared away I saw behind the door a heap of things piled up, and things about the room—the fire was out when I got in—I saw that the drawers and a desk had been on fire and part of the things on the bed—the flames had come through the door in two separate places—The prisoner was supposed to have left on the previous Saturday, the 8th—he was there on the Sunday, in and out once or twice—his week was out on the Saturday, but his wife was not well, and she asked if I would let her stay till Monday—she then left, and after she had gone the prisoner came in the afternoon—I let him in, and he tried the handle of the door—I said I had the key—he said, "Shall I get it?"—I said, "No"—he said, "I must get in," but he did not—I did not see him again till the following morning, after the fire; he was on the pavement then with three officers and my husband—I said, "You broke in at the window last night and lit the fire in the grate?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "You took the drawers and all the inflammable things round the room and piled them in a heap and set them on fire?" and he said, "Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say whether he slept in the house on the Sunday night—he used to come and knock at the window, and his wife used to open the door, and I not know it—on the Monday afternoon he came some time between three and five—he asked for a parcel his wife had left for. him, and I gave it him—I did not admit him into his room—he said his medicine was in there, and I went and got the key, and when I came down he was in the room; he had got in at the window—he said he had got in because he thought I did not mean to let him have his medicine—his wife had told me that his eye was bad, and that he had been to a doctor—I thought they were very nice people—he paid his rent.—he had no cause of quarrel, only on the previous Saturday he came home intoxicated in a cab—up to that time he had been quiet and gentlemanly—I should not have expected him to commit an offence of this kind if in his senses—I am sorry to see him here, and more sorry for his wife—he told me he had been in the Egyptian War, and was captain of a gunboat there, and that he was recommended to a distinguished order, and also that he was a captain of militia—it was about four in the morning, or a little later, when I saw him with the policeman; it was broad day
<lb/>light—I did not see that any of his own things had been set on fire—there were two or three of the boy's things—the drawers did not contain any clothing—the door was badly scorched; we had to put a new one—I believe the fire was put out before the firemen came—a good many of us helped.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I had only known him get in at the window once before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-121" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am no relation to the prisoner—this stick belongs to him—I saw it last in his possession on Monday, 10th April, previous to the fire.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was in the hall—I live in the house; I am sister to Mr. McDonald—it was after his wife had left that I saw him—he had got in through the parlour window—I did not see him in the room; I did not speak to him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-122" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am in charge of the Fire Brigade at Adelaide Road Station—on 11th April I was called to 37, Eresby Road—the fire had then been extinguished—it had occurred in the front room ground floor—there was some bedding half burnt, a chair and some table-covers, and some drawers had been taken out of a chest of drawers and put on the top of the things burnt; the door was partly burnt through, also some flooring and the skirting-board.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). I was on duty in the High Road, Kilburn, on the morning of 11th April, about five—I saw the prisoner and followed him—he went to 37, Eresby Road, and got up on the window-sill and tried to push the window up—I asked him what he was doing—he said, "I want to get in"—Mrs. McDonald came down and said to him, "You are the man that set fire to this house last night"—he said "Yes"—I took him into custody—this stick was found by Annie Page; it smelt of smoke, as if it had been used to poke the fire—I afterwards fetched it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not seem dazed, he was sober; he seemed quite to understand everything that was said to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector S</hi>). I saw the prisoner at six on Tuesday morning, 11th—I asked him if he would like his wife to know that he was at the station—he said, "Yes, but this case is not so serious as they make out. Mr. McDonald has been very hard on me of late, and I set fire to the house out of revenge."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-125" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-125" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE PAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">He-examined</hi>). I found the stick; it stood up in the corner, and the handle was lying on the dressing-table—there was no fire where the stick was.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances, his relatives undertaking to send him to friends in Canada.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GBOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">During the cross-examination of the first Witness the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">intimated that they had heard sufficient, and returned a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930501-476-offence-1 t18930501-name-128"/>Gerald Hamilton Tatham</persName>, without informing him that he was an un discharged bankrupt.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KISCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">During the examination of the first Witness the prisoner, in the hearing</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">stated that he was guilty, and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">thereupon found him</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ALLEYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Stanbrook.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-133" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-133" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALFRED"/>FREDERICK ALFRED NORWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a groom, living at 85, York Street, Westminster—about half-past ten p. m. on 18th April I drove home with a friend, Jones, and on reaching my house I got out of the trap to go to the pony's head—there was a row in the street between the prisoners and others—I was standing about a yard from the pony's head when Stanbrook came up to me and used filthy language, and asked me what I wanted—I said, "Nothing"—he said, "Do you want to fight?"—I said, "No"—he put his hands under my coat and threw it back half-way over my shoulders, and then he struck me in the chest—I ran back and took off my coat, and threw it in the trap—Stanbrook ran at me, and caught my legs and threw me to the ground, and while I was on the ground Mahoney came up, and kicked me in the ribs—I felt a snatch at my watch, and I got up and said, "I have lost my watch"—both my watch and chain had gone—I looked at Stanbrook, and saw my chain hanging out of his left-hand trousers pocket—he said, "You can search me—I saw him pass it to Mahoney—I went after Mahoney, and held him with my two hands while my wife took my watch out of his left-hand trousers pocket—then I knocked Mahoney down to keep him quiet, as there was such a rough gang round—the gang took him away—a constable arrived, and I gave him a description of Stanbrook, and accompanied him to the Prince of Wales public-house—he knocked at the door, which was either locked or bolted—it was about a quarter to eleven—they asked who was there; he said "A constable"—the door was opened, and we went in—in the first bar there were about a dozen men—I said Stanbrook was not there—the constable asked the landlord if there were any more in his house—the landlord said "No"—the constable said he would make it his business to look, and went into the second bar; there was no one there—he went into the third bar, a little bar, and there stood Stanbrook alone—I said, "That is the man that took my watch"—the constable took him into custody and told him the charge—I could pick him out of all the men in London—I cannot say if the landlord from where he stood could see the bar where Stanbrook was—he was the only person in that third bar—I saw no sailor in York Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. Jones is a coachman—I live opposite to the Prince of Wales public-house—we stopped on my side of the road—I saw both prisoners hit Callahan as I got out of the trap—I did not speak—I did not say, "It is not fair; one dog one bone," or anything of the kind—I was at the Police-court when Callahan gave evidence for the defence—I don't know why Stanbrook said it had nothing to do with me; I had said nothing—I had never seen him before—before he said it had nothing to do with me he asked me if I wanted to fight—I did not say, "No; but I will amuse you for ten minutes"—I am able to use my fists and take my own part; I never got my living at fighting—there</p>
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<p>were a lot of people as we got up, and a lot of confusion, and a lot of rough fellows round there—I could see properly—we were opposite the door of the public-house—it was on a Tuesday night—my wife came down in time to see Stanbrook take my watch—I saw her at that time—there was a crowd right round—about ten minutes afterwards the constable came up—Mrs. Jones sent for a policeman—both prisoners had gone when he came up—when I pointed out Stanbrook to the constable in the public-house he said something—I took no notice of it—I don't think he denied having stolen the watch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mahoney</hi>. I knocked you down after recovering my watch—I gave you a severe blow in the face or on the hat, which knocked you down, and then your companions took you away—I mentioned at the station about being kicked, and I mentioned to the Magistrate that I was knocked down, and kicked by you—I told the Magistrate on the second hearing that I had knocked a man down; it was either for me to knock you down or be crushed by the crowd—there was a large crowd round—I am sure you are the man that kicked me; your face was turned to me, and I saw your foot; I could pick you out if you were among all the crowd of London; your coat was off, and you had a strap or something on your left arm, which you showed some of the people there, saying you had got a bad arm, and would fight another man one arm—that was when we arrived with the trap—at the station I saw a similar strap on your arm—I heard you say to a man, "I will fight you. I have only got one arm, and you have only got one arm"—you struck the man and knocked him down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-134" type="given" value="SELINA"/>SELINA NORWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the last witness's wife—about eleven p. m., on the 18th, I heard a disturbance, looked out of the window, and saw Stanbrook with my husband on the ground—I rushed downstairs, and when I reached the road he had my husband on the ground, and Mahoney gave him a kick in the ribs—when he got up my husband said, "I have lost my watch"—I said, "I saw that man take it"—I saw Stanbrook take it while my husband was on the ground; he put it into his left-hand trousers pocket—I immediately went up to Stanbrook, caught him by the shoulders, and said, "Give me that watch"—he said, "I have not got it," and gave me a push—someone in the crowd said, "That man over the way has it"—my husband went across the road and caught hold of Mahoney, between the two doors of the Prince of "Wales, and held him round the shoulders while I took the watch out of his left-hand trousers pocket—he is the man I saw kick my husband.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. I did not see the watch passed—there was a large crowd of people round—when I caught hold of Stanbrook and said, "Give me that watch," one of the other roughs caught me by the shoulders and pulled me back, and said, "Let him alone," and I was very nearly pulled to the ground—there were more than a dozen there, men and women—it is not a very nice neighbourhood; whenever a row takes place a large crowd gathers at once—I saw Mahoney putting the. watch into his left-hand trousers pocket, and the chain hanging out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mahoney</hi>. I saw my husband knock you down, and you were taken away by your friends—I am sure you are the man—I next saw you in the dock at the Police-court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-135" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-135" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH JONES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Jesse Jones, of 13, Purdoch Mews,</p>
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<p>maida Vale—on the evening of 18th April I was at Mrs. Norwood's, and between ten and eleven I heard a noise outside, looked out of window, saw a row going on, and went downstairs—I saw Stanbrook come up to Norwood and say, "Do you want anything?" and without more ado he knocked Norwood down, took his watch and put it in his pocket—Mahoney came up and kicked Norwood in the ribs—Stanbrook passed the watch to Mahoney, and Stanbrook came up to Norwood and said, "Search me"—I called out, "That man has the watch," pointing to Mahoney, who had gone and stood outside the Prince of Wales—I saw Norwood hold Mahoney while Mrs. Norwood took the watch from his left-hand trousers pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. That was on the other side of the road—I came down with Mrs. Norwood at once when I heard the row—the row was just going to begin when we came down into the street; we saw the beginning—they were not already rolling on the ground together when we came down—there was a great crowd and confusion.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Malhoney</hi>. When the row first began we were looking out of the third-storey window; I saw the beginning of the row with Norwood.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). On this evening Norwood complained to me, and I went with him to the Prince of Wales, where he pointed out Stanbrook, whom I took into custody on the charge of stealing the watch—he made no reply then—on the way to the station he said, "I did not think it would come to this; but I did not take the watch"—he gave a correct address—Norwood described another man, and I went to 7, Lewisham Street, about a quarter past two a. m., and saw Mahoney in bed with his clothes on—I took him into custody, and charged him with being concerned with another man in stealing a watch and chain in York Street that night—he said, "All right, I will go quietly"—on the way to the station he said, "I was not in York Street this evening"—at the station he said, "What am I here for?"—I said, "I told you the charge when I arrested you."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. I have made inquiries and find that Stanbrook is of very good character—he is a jobber and handy man about buildings; he has worked for seven years for the firm of Macnab—he has been of great assistance to the police up to the last two or three months in giving information—it has not been necessary for him to do so for the last two or three months—it is a very rough neighbourhood about York Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mahoney</hi>. As I took you to the station we passed Norwood's house, and I stopped and knocked at the door for him, and while waiting I looked at your face and said, "Push your hat back; let me look at you closely"—I examined your forehead, because the prosecutor said he knocked one man on the head, and he presumed he would have a cut or bump on his head; but it turned out to be Stanbrook who had the bump—I found you had no mark at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Stanbrook, in his statement before the Magistrate, said that he knew nothing about the watch, and he only interfered with Norwood because he took off his coat and wanted to fight.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Stanbrook.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-137" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-137" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CALLAHAN</persName> </hi>. I was a sailor—I have not been to sea lot four or six years—I have been in the army for five years, and am now a reserve man—I have been out of the army for nearly two years—since that I have been in Ireland—I am doing nothing now—I live at 11, Vaughan Street James Street, Westminster—on 18th March I was outside the Prince of Wales—Stanbrook and another man were quarrelling with me when Norwood and another man came up in the trap—Norwood said, "It is not fair, one dog one bone"—Stanbrook asked Norwood what it had to do with him—Norwood said it had a lot to do with him—Stanbrook asked him if he could fight—he said, "No, I will amuse you for ten minutes," and he took off his coat and threw it into the trap, and they fought—he knocked Stanbrook down first—he got up, and then they both fell to the ground, and someone shouted out, "Mind your watch," and Mrs. Norwood said the watch was all right, she had got it—there was a considerable crowd close round; there was room for the men to fight—I did not see the fight at all, I only heard the cry—I went to the Police-court and gave evidence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ALLEYNE</hi>. I first saw Mahoney quarrelling with Kelly and I told him to leave off and be sociable, and then they began quarrelling with me; I did not know them before, only by seeing them—Stanbrook did not hit me, only just shoved me—I heard someone say, "Mind your watch, governor," and then I heard a lady say, "It is all right, I have got it"—that was when Stanbrook and Norwood were fighting, when they got up from the ground—I did not see Mahoney knocked down—I heard no bad language from anyone—when invited to fight and refusing, the prosecutor was not attacked by Stanbrook, thrown to the ground and kicked by Mahoney in the ribs—I did not see him kicked by anyone—I suppose I must have seen it if he had been; I was a little closer to him than I am to you—I was perfectly sober—I did not see a man on the other side of the road seized, and a watch taken from him by Mrs. Norwood—I did not see where Stanbrook was taken into custody; I saw the constable taking him along through Gardener's Lane—I know he was taken at the Prince of Wales—every one got away before the constable came up—I was standing talking to the man in the trap, and when the row was all over I got over to one side—if a watch was taken from a man's pocket on the other side of the road I must have seen it; I did not see it—I did not see them knocking at the public-house door for admission, I was talking to the man in the trap at the time—the public-house was not just opposite, but ten yards further down—after the row was over I was at the trap all the time—when Mrs. Norwood called out "I have got it" she was on the same side of the road as her house—when I saw Stanbrook with the constable I did not go up, to him and say "What are you taking that man for?"—I did not interfere, because if I had the constable might have taken me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mahoney</hi>. When Stanbrook went up to Norwood you were arguing the point with Kelly—you were not near Stanbrook—you must have been in York Street—you and Stanbrook were quarrelling with me—during the time Stanbrook and Norwood fought, you and Kelly was quarrelling—I did not see Norwood knock you down.</p>
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<p>maida Vale—on the evening of 18th April I was at Mrs. Norwood's, and between ten and eleven I heard a noise outside, looked out of window, saw a row going on, and went downstairs—I saw Stanbrook come up to Norwood and say, "Do you want anything?" and without more ado he knocked Norwood down, took his watch and put it in his pocket—Mahoney came up and kicked Norwood in the ribs—Stanbrook passed the watch to Mahoney, and Stanbrook came up to Norwood and said, "Search me"—I called out, "That man has the watch," pointing to Mahoney, who had gone and stood outside the Prince of Wales—I saw Norwood hold Mahoney while Mrs. Norwood took the watch from his left-hand trousers pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. That was on the other side of the road—I came down with Mrs. Norwood at once when I heard the row—the row was just going to begin when we came down into the street; we saw the beginning—they were not already rolling on the ground together when we came down—there was a great crowd and confusion.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mahoney</hi>. When the row first began we were looking out of the third-storey window; I saw the beginning of the row with Norwood.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-138" type="surname" value="GATTING"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-138" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GATTING</persName> </hi> (548
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). On this evening Norwood complained to me, and I went with him to the Prince of Wales, where he pointed out Stanbrook, whom I took into custody on the charge of stealing the watch—he made no reply then—on the way to the station he said, "I did not think it would come to this; but I did not take the watch"—he gave a correct address—Norwood described another man, and I went to 7, Lewisham Street, about a quarter past two a. m., and saw Mahoney in bed with his clothes on—I took him into custody, and charged him with being concerned with another man in stealing a watch and chain in York Street that night—he said, "All right, I will go quietly"—on the way to the station he said, "I was not in York Street this evening"—at the station he said, "What am I here for?"—I said, "I told you the charge when I arrested you."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. I have made inquiries and find that Stanbrook is of very good character—he is a jobber and handy man about buildings; he has worked for seven years for the firm of Macnab—he has been of great assistance to the police up to the last two or three months in giving information—it has not been necessary for him to do so for the last two or three months—it is a very rough neighbourhood about York Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mahoney</hi>. As I took you to the station we passed Norwood's house, and I stopped and knocked at the door for him, and while waiting I looked at your face and said, "Push your hat back; let me look at you closely"—I examined your forehead, because the prosecutor said he knocked one man on the head, and he presumed he would have a cut or bump on his head; but it turned out to be Stanbrook who had the bump—I found you had no mark at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Stanbrook, in his statement before the Magistrate, said that he knew nothing about the watch, and he only interfered with Norwood because he took off his coat and wanted to fight.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Stanbrook.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-139" type="surname" value="CALLAHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-139" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CALLAHAN</persName> </hi>. I was a sailor—I have not been to sea for four or six years—I have been in the army for five years, and am now a reserve man—I have been out of the army for nearly two years—since that I have been in Ireland—I am doing nothing now—I live at 11, Vaughan Street, James Street, Westminster—on 18th March I was outside the Prince of Wales—Stanbrook and another man were quarrelling with me when Norwood and another man came up in the trap—Norwood said, "It is not fair, one dog one bone"—Stanbrook asked Norwood what it had to do with him—Norwood said it had a lot to do with him—Stanbrook asked him if he could fight—he said, "No, I will amuse you for ten minutes," and he took off his coat and threw it into the trap, and they fought—he knocked Stanbrook down first—he got up, and then they both fell to the ground, and someone shouted out, "Mind your watch," and Mrs. Norwood said the watch was all right, she had got it—there was a considerable crowd close round; there was room for the men to fight—I did not see the fight at all, I only heard the cry—I went to the Police-court and gave evidence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ALLEYNE</hi>. I first saw Mahoney quarrelling with Kelly and I told him to leave off and be sociable, and then they began quarrelling with me; I did not know them before, only by seeing them—Stanbrook did not hit me, only just shoved me—I heard someone say, "Mind your watch, governor," and then I heard a lady say, "It is all right, I have got it"—that was when Stanbrook and Norwood were fighting, when they got up from the ground—I did not see Mahoney knocked down—I heard no bad language from anyone—when invited to fight and refusing, the prosecutor was not attacked by Stanbrook, thrown to the ground and kicked by Mahoney in the ribs—I did not see him kicked by anyone—I suppose I must have seen it if he had been; I was a little closer to him than I am to you—I was perfectly sober—I did not see a man on the other side of the road seized, and a watch taken from him by Mrs. Norwood—I did not see where Stanbrook was taken into custody; I saw the constable taking him along through Gardener's Lane—I know he was taken at the Prince of Wales—every one got away before the constable came up—I was standing talking to the man in the trap, and when the row was ail over I got over to one side—if a watch was taken from a man's pocket on the other side of the road I must have seen it; I did not see it—I did not see them knocking at the public-house door for admission, I was talking to the man in the trap at the time—the public-house was not just opposite, but ten yards further down—after the row was over I was at the trap all the time—when Mrs. Norwood called out "I have got it" she was on the same side of the road as her house—when I saw Stanbrook with the constable I did not go up. to him and say "What are you taking that man for?"—I did not interfere, because if I had the constable might have taken me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mahoney</hi>. When Stanbrook went up to Norwood you were arguing the point with Kelly—you were not near Stanbrook—you must have been in York Street—you and Stanbrook were quarrelling with me—during the time Stanbrook and Norwood fought, you and Kelly was quarrelling—I did not see Norwood knock you down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-140" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GATTING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I searched Mahoney at the station—he had a leather strap on his arm, coming down nearly to his wrist—I should say his arm had been broken, and it is a permanent bandage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Mahoney in his defence said that he was fighting with Kelly all the time that Stanbrook and Norwood were fighting, and was five or six yards away, and that he had always borne a good character, and had worked for a number of people.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Rebutting Evidence as to Mahoney's character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-141" type="surname" value="GATTING"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-141" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GATTING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have known Mahoney for the last eight years—he very rarely works—he is a betting tout, and is the associate of some of the roughest characters and biggest thieves in Westminster, and is a great trouble to the police—he has been charged at our station, between 23rd January, 1882, and 26th November, 1892, four times for assaults, once for larceny from the person (the prosecutor did not appear on that occasion), and four times for being drunk and riotous—the week before this occurrence I was called to an oyster shop to eject both prisoners, and I said to Stanbrook, "You have been a respectable man; you ought to walk out; if you keep in this man's company you will very soon come to grief," and he said, "I will take your advice and go"—Mahoney said, "I will not go"—I said I would put him out, and he said he would fight me; but Stanbrook held his arm and got him away, and they went to the same public-house where I arrested Stanbrook—when I went to arrest Stanbrook on this night, about eleven, both the doors of the public-house were bolted—the landlord was in the bar—he said nobody was in the other bars, but he could not see into them—I don't think the landlord did it with the intention to evade Stanbrook's arrest—it is an unusual thing to find a public-house door locked, and I reported the matter—there has been no complaint about the house before.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STANBROOK</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MAHONEY</hi>**†—
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<interp inst="t18930501-477-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-477-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty of robbery with violence</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-477-18930501 t18930501-477-punishment-30"/>
<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SHERMAN</hi> (42)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-143" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-143" type="given" value="BASSETT"/>MR. BASSETT HOPKINS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-144" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COOPER</persName> </hi>. I live at Croydon—on 17th January I was sent by my employer, Mr. Weinborn, of Duppas Hill Hotel, to Smithfield, with a van and two horses, to collect goods, among them being boxes of butter—I stopped at the Telegraph Hotel to have breakfast, and inquired of another carman there the way to Smithfield—the prisoner, who was there, jumped up and said, "I am going to West Smithfield, and if you will give me a lift I will show you the way"—I gave him a lift—I went to Lovell and Christmas and got six boxes of butter, and put them in the van; while I was loading them the prisoner left me, but he came back and showed me the way to Phillips and Son's, Charterhouse Street, where I had to get five casks—when I went into Phillips' I left the prisoner in the van with the reins in his hand—I was not away two minutes, and when I came back I found van and horses and prisoner gone—I walked about the market, but could not find them—I went to Snow Hill Police-station, and informed the police—next day I came up to King's Cross Police-station, and saw the van and horses, which</p>
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<p>the police had found—the six boxes of butter were not there—I next saw the prisoner about five or six weeks afterwards at the Telegraph at. Brixton—I recognised him at once when he came in the room—I asked him how he enjoyed his ride to Smithfield—he asked me if I was taking a
<hi rend="italic">rise</hi> out of him, and what did I mean—I said, "All right"—I went outside to find a policeman, and my van boy came running down to me—when I got back with the policeman the prisoner was gone—I next saw him at Snow Hill Police-station, where I picked him out from others—the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner</hi>. When I pulled up at Charterhouse Street you did not say, "Good morning, I am much obliged to you; I will get on to where I am going"—no other man rode with me to the bottom of Charterhouse Street—I gave another man a ride from Norbury; he; was a Croydon man—I did not say at Snow Hill Police-station that I was away from the van ten minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I gave the other man a ride as far as Blackfriars; that, was before I got to Smithfield—there were no boxes in the van when he left me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-145" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WEINBOBN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Duppas Hill Hotel, Croydon, and am also a carman—I sent Cooper to collect butter and other things at West Smithfield—this butter was of the value of about £9—I never received it; I had to pay for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Cooper told me, I believe, that he gave another man a lift as far as Blackfriars.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-146" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-146" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a pauper at St. Pancras Workhouse—some weeks ago I was in the Telegraph Inn, Brixton, and saw Cooper and the prisoner—Cooper said to the prisoner, "How about my butter?" and the prisoner said, "I don't know what you mean"—Cooper got up and walked out, and the prisoner followed him outside.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-147" type="surname" value="DENNING"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-147" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL DENNING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-sergeant, City</hi>). I arrested the prisoner in the workhouse, where he was residing—I told him I should arrest him for stealing two horses and a van containing six boxes of butter on 17th January last—he said, "I don't know anything about it"—I took him to Snow Hill Police-station—he said, "I remember riding with a man and two horses from the Telegraph Inn to Smithfield Market, but I did not steal the two horses, van, or the butter"—I heard Cooper give evidence at Guildhall; he said he was away from the van about two minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's defence</hi>. "I know nothing about it. I left the prosecutor as soon as he got to Charterhouse Street When he taxed me afterwards I said I knew nothing about it"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-478-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18930501-478-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-478-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-478-18930501 t18930501-478-punishment-31"/>Seven Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>479.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK MCCAFFERTY</hi> (31)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">second Count</hi>, attempting to procure Harry Peel to commit an act of gross indecency.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18930501-479-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18930501-479-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-479-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>480.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT TILBURY</hi>, Unlawfully</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930501-480-offence-1 t18930501-name-151"/>Elizabeth Colton</persName>, a girl under 16.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<p>481.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARVEY TATE</hi> (27)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930501-481-offence-1 t18930501-name-153"/>Florence Tate</persName> out of the possession and against the will of her father,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930501-481-offence-1 t18930501-name-154"/>William Tate</persName>, with intent to carnally know her, she being unmarried, and under 18.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-481-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-481-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>. *</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-481-18930501 t18930501-481-punishment-33"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUISA CONSTANCE PROUD</hi> (31)</persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930501-482-offence-1 t18930501-name-156"/>Dorothy Maud Kate Proud</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALDERSON</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-157" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WEEKS</persName> </hi>. I live at 40, Yeldham Road, Fulham—on 4th April I was in Avenue Road—I saw some people outside No. 30—I went up the steps of the house and saw the prisoner and two children in the passage; Dorothy Maud, the baby, and the girl next to the baby—I helped them into a cab and went with them to the West London Hospital—I noticed the prisoner's appearance—her hands were very black, as though they had been burnt, and her face was very black with smoke and her dress was burnt—she said she had burnt her knee—Dorothy was very much burnt—I had her on my knee in the cab; she appeared to have been very badly burnt about the face, legs and arms—the clothes were burnt and the hair singed off her head—the other child of six was burnt in the face and hands—the other child was not burnt very much; it was scorched—I asked the prisoner how the fire occurred—she said she set it on fire herself—I asked her whatever made her set it on fire—she said to do away with her children, because she thought they would be better off—I asked her why she thought so—she made no reply—I left them at the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. She seemed excited; she appeared to know what she was talking about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-158" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-158" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi> (248
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). At two o'clock on the 4th April I was in Goldhawk Road—I heard screams and went to 30, Avenue Road—I saw a child in the street, opposite the house, screaming; it was the eldest child, Beryl—she made a complaint to me, and I went into the house by the basement—in the passage at the foot of the stairs I saw the prisoner with the baby in her arms—the clothes were all burnt off its body, and hanging in shreds, and its body terribly burnt—I said to the prisoner, "Where is the fire?"—she said, "Upstairs in the front room"—I ran up and found both rooms full of smoke—in the front room I saw fire burning partly under the top end of the bed—it was blazing up—at this time there was no one in the house but myself, the prisoner, and the two children—I shut the door, came down, and sent for the fire brigade and a doctor—I went into the kitchen and said, "How did the fire begin?"—she made no reply—I got a cab, and Mr. Weeks went with them to the hospital—I went back to the house—by that time the man from the fire brigade had been there, and the fire had been put out—on the floor I found a quantity of burnt newspapers and pieces of burnt cloth, and I saw this bottle marked "Poison," found in the room.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was very quiet—the child was still in her arms when I came downstairs; she was quietly holding it—the fire was in. the front room—the flames were coming out from under the bedstead—there was no sign of anyone having been on the bed, the clothes had not. been disarranged—the prisoner's dress appeared dirty and "messed"—I did not notice that it was burnt—the bed consisted of a spring mattress, and a flock bed—I don't think the child had been on the bed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-159" type="surname" value="BOON"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-159" type="given" value="FRANCIS WILLIAM"/>FRANCIS WILLIAM BOON</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer in the fire brigade—a. little before two on 4th April I received a call to 30, Avenue Road—I went upstairs and found a fire in the front room—I had a handpipe with me, and I put out the fire with that—there was a basket or bassinette on fire—about a foot of the flooring and the side of the bedstead and the bedding were alight—the bassinette and pillow were on the floor close to the bedstead—that was a-light separate from the bed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a very small fire—I had to get in on my hands and knees because of the smoke.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-160" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-160" type="surname" value="BATTENS"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-160" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BATTENS</persName> </hi>. I am a nurse at the West London Hospital—I was in the casualty room when the prisoner was brought in with her three children—they were all burnt, the youngest severely—I attended to the children first, and then to the prisoner—I did not notice at the moment that she was burnt; I did afterwards—the skirt of her dress was partly burnt, and her face and hands were blackened—I asked her if she was burnt—she said "No"—I said, "Have you anywhere to go now at What are you going to do now your house is on fire?"—she said, "Can't I stay here?"—I said "No"—she hesitated for half a minute, and then said, "I may as well tell you the truth, I did it myself"—I said, "Why did you do it?"—she said, "Because I was not in my right mind"—she then said,. "Do you think the baby will die?"—I said, "I am afraid it will"—she said, "If he does not die, I suppose he will be marked for life"—I said, "I think so"—about five minutes afterwards she put her hand to her chest, and said, "I have been taking some liniment, which is hurting my chest like lead"—I asked her what kind of liniment it was—she said "Such as we use for chilblains"—I then sent for the doctor—she said it was in a white bottle marked "Poison"—she said, "I wish I had not done it now"—the doctor came and treated her, and gave her an emetic.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She appeared anxious about the child, and distressed when I said it might be marked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-161" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-161" type="given" value="FREDERICK GEORGE"/>FREDERICK GEORGE LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I am house physician at the West London Hospital—about 2. 30 on 4th April the prisoner and the three children were brought there; I examined the youngest one, which was most seriously hurt; she was very collapsed and very severely burnt—I immediately sent her into the ward and treated her—the two other children were in the care of my colleague—he treated them, and I sent for him as well—the prisoner's hands and face were somewhat black, and her hair was singed—there was some superficial burning on the face and arms; her skirt was a little burnt; she seemed very slightly excited—she did not volunteer any statement until I asked her several times why she did it—she said she thought her children would be better off, as she was. unable to look after them; afterwards the nurse mentioned to me in her presence about the liniment, and I immediately gave her an emetic—she did not appear to be at all distressed from what she had taken—she said</p>
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<p>she had taken some liniment, with the intention of destroying her life, but it did not seem to have much effect upon her—about an hour afterwards she said she had made a previous attempt upon her life by trying to cut her throat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When she said she was unable to do anything for her children I asked her if it was on account of poverty—she said, "No," that she was unable to look after them; that was the only answer I could obtain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-162" type="surname" value="TRETOAN"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TRETOAN</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the West London Hospital—I was there when the children were admitted, and I saw the child Dorothy about half an hour afterwards; she was suffering from burns and was collapsed—the burns were on the right hand, left hand, and forearm, reaching to the elbow, and on other parts of the body and over the face and forehead—the most severe wounds were on the right leg and thigh—it was not as if it had been sitting on the fire—I gathered it was from the clothes being burnt; she may have been sitting on the clothes that were burnt—she died at 11. 45 the same evening—I made a postmortem—the cause of death was the shock following the burns—all the organs were healthy—I treated the other children also.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Beryl was severely burnt; she was three weeks in the hospital—the other child was slightly burnt, and was discharged the next day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-163" type="surname" value="WILLS"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-163" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WILLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector T</hi>). About half-past one on 6th April I went to the West London Hospital, and told the prisoner I should take her into custody for the murder of her younger child, and attempting the murder of the other two, and also for attempting to commit suicide—she made no reply—I took her to the station; she was there charged—she made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-164" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-164" type="surname" value="TALLY"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-164" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET TALLY</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, Avenue Road, and assist in the house—the prisoner's husband is a printer, employed during the day—he and his wife occupied the whole of the house; they had three little girls—I was in their service; they paid me; I had been there about five months—the prisoner was very much depressed during that time; that was continuous—she had been bad since her last confinement, not in pain, but so depressed—she had spoken to me at different times about the children—she said she was very sorry she could not look after them—she appeared to be very fond of them—I was there in November—I remember her being away for a few days, I didn't know where she had gone; when she came back she went to Hastings, and then came home again—on the 4th April I was out—the bottle produced is one that I had taken to the chemist's—she told me to do it, and I got it filled with a liniment for chilblains for the youngest child.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have since heard that when the prisoner went away it was to a lunatic asylum—she lived on very affectionate terms with her husband—she generally suffered from melancholy and deep depression—there was no other cause for it than her last confinement—I was a mother's help—I took the greater part of the management of the children, and helped in the house as well—she took no part in the housework, she did nothing really, only bath the baby in the morning—she did nothing during the day; she was always too melancholy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-165" type="surname" value="HILLS"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-165" type="given" value="JOSEPH WILLIAM"/>JOSEPH WILLIAM HILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a medical man—I became acquainted</p>
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<p>with this family on 10th May, 1892—I went there to vaccinate the baby—the next time I called was on 25th July—I then found that the prisoner had her throat cut—the wound was about four inches long and deep on the left side—I put in three stitches—she lost a great quantity of blood—I attended her up to 17th September—I saw her again in October, and attended her from 25th October to the 3rd November.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I went in July I found she had attempted suicide—I thought she was not safe to be at large from that time—I thought she ought to have been put in an asylum at once—I expressed that opinion repeatedly to her husband—in November she was suffering from great depression and melancholia—she appeared very anxious to do everything she could for her children; at the same time she did not feel able to do anything; that was part of her mania—there was no reason for it—she seemed to have the idea to do everything for them, but was not able to do anything, that it was a hopeless case to do anything for them—that increased the melancholia and depression—she was perfectly able to do it, but she had the idea in her own mind that she could not do it; it was purely an idea.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. She was very gloomy and always depressed, and she appeared so even before she cut her throat—when I vaccinated the child she was somewhat in that way—she was an affectionate woman, not emotional; there was not much emotion about her, she was too dull—her thoughts seemed always of her children—a confinement sometimes makes a woman liable to mental disorder; it would aggravate anything existing—I know nothing about her last confinement—persons suffering from an attack of melancholy often get homicidal mania.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. WARNER</hi>. I am superintendent of Peckham Asylum—the prisoner was admitted there in November, 1892—I saw her while there—she came as a boarder—it was my duty to examine her, to ascertain if she was sufficiently sane to remain as a boarder or as a patient—I came to the conclusion that she was so insane that it was not safe for her to remain as a boarder, so I wrote to her husband that I could not certify for her—I doubt if he received my letter; but he called, and we had some conversation on the subject—her symptoms were those of melancholia, very pronounced; a dull, depressed condition, very marked—I thought she ought to have been under restraint, and I wrote to that effect to the Commissioners to explain the circumstances of her being there—I stated then that she was suicidally disposed, and I advised her being re-certified—I don't know that I heard much of her history, but it is very common for melancholia to lead to an extreme case—she was not certified when she came, but she came with the consent of the Commissioners of Lunacy as a boarder—I produce the paper on which we received her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Coming to the asylum, the Commissioners give their consent without examination; it is our business to certify—this is not a certificate, simply a sanction to allow her to be a boarder under a certain amount of supervision, and if it is not sufficient it is our business to notify that fact—probably a relative would get the patient herself to sign an application to the Commissioners, asking their consent; and if they are satisfied that she knows what she is doing, and that it is quite voluntary on her part, she is allowed to come to us; at the same time</p>
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<p>they warn us—I do not think they examined her; in some cases they do, but I doubt if they always do—if she comes on her own application she can leave when she pleases, at twenty-four hours' notice—the Commissioners get to know who comes to the house, and under what circumstances.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-166" type="given" value="PHILIP FRANCIS"/>PHILIP FRANCIS GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I am the medical officer at Holloway—I have had the prisoner under observation while she has been there, and am acquainted with the facts of the case, and have spoken with the prisoner about it—I asked her how it happened—she said she did it, that she thought the children would be better dead, that she felt herself incapable of looking after them—she was full of gloomy ideas about herself, and was always wondering why she was unlike other persons—she said if the children were dead they would be better off, and become angels—she was undoubtedly suffering from melancholia; in such cases there is a tendency to suicidal or homicidal mania, and at times to both.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure she is not responsible for her actions—she was extremely dejected when I first saw her; in very weak health and wretched altogether—she is considerably improved, but still I consider her to be of unsound mind—she ought not to be at large.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the act, but insane at the time</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd and</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>483.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JACQUES MASSIS</hi>, Feloniously</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930501-483-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> forging and uttering a. promissory note for £210, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-168" type="given" value="TRAVERS"/>MR. TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HON. BERNARD COLERIDGE</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-169" type="given" value="EMILE"/>EMILE COLET</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Duncan Terrace, Islington—I have known Massis eight years as the pastor of the French Protestant Church, Soho—on April 1st he called on me in the middle of the day, but I did not see him—he called again about two o'clock, and spoke of several things—afterwards he said, "I have a bill, payable here, because I am just removing from 13 to 8 and 9; I have a bad lodging at 13, and I prefer to give my name here"—I said, "What have I to do with it?"—he said, "You have nothing to do with it, of course; I will pay it"—he stayed some time—he said his wife had gone that morning to pay the bill, and the gentleman said, "We will not have cheques, but cash"—about a quarter of an hour after that there was a knock at the door or a ring at the bell, and Massis said, "I have said to the gentleman who will call that you are not at home; you are out of town"—he said that before the bell rang, and when it rang he said, "Oh, just the man; I will give him a piece of paper with my writing"—the servant passed the dining room door—he said, "Call her"—I called her, and he gave her a piece of paper, which he took from his pocket, and wrote something on it—it was like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and this is like his writing—he said "Give it to the man at the door," and the servant brought back this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that the witness's promissory note for</hi> £210,
<hi rend="italic">payable four weeks after date, had been presented that day and dishonoured, and requested immediate payment</hi>.)</p>
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<p>—when I read that I said, "The letter says the bill is payable here; I am very short of money, and I have signed this, but you have nothing to do with it; my wife will pay"—I think he came at two o'clock and left at 4. 30 or five o'clock—that was Saturday—on Monday I went to Scotland Yard—on the Tuesday I went to the office of Messrs. Lovell, Son, and Pitfield, and saw this document: "Four days after date I promise to pay the Rev. J. Massis, or order, £210, at my residence, 25, Duncan Terrace, Islington. E.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COULET</hi>"—that is not my signature and not my name, nor did I give anybody authority to sign it—I had never seen it before—I know the writing, "J. Massis," at the back, it is the prisoner's—he has several signatures—he also wrote the signature and this part at the bottom—I saw him write this: "To Mr. E. Coulet, Manager"—I never in my life signed a promissory note in favour of Mr. Massis.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in England about eight years—I did not know Massis before I came to England—in 1887 I was at Nismes, in France—I was not charged with forgery there, I was charged with complicity in fraudulent bankruptcy—this is a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Progres de Midi</hi> newspaper—two brothers are mentioned: Frederick Colet, that is my brother, and Jules Colet, that is myself—it says: "The principal culprit, their mother, has absconded to Switzerland"—that is my another—also: "The mother has abused the confidence of the bank at Allee to such a degree that in 1883 the first-named bank cashed for the widow 273 bills representing a value of 1,247,240 francs"; it was not so much as that—I was a soldierat the time, serving with my regiment in my native town, and when I had time I went to the house to help my mother—I was 18 in 1882—I was not an employe of another house at the time; I came to Allee to take my place as a soldier after the death of my father—some of the 273 bills were forged, I do not know how many, it was when I was a soldier—I did not go to New Zealand with my mother and brother; I met my mother and I came back—after a trial my brother and I were acquitted; he is 37 years old—my mother never went to stand her trial; she came to England alone and I joined her several years after, and last year and this year I was living with her in the same house, and—she has been within the last few days sent to France to stand her trial—I was living with her on March 1—I have never borrowed money from the prisoner, and never owed him anything—a bill was given to me by a gentleman who owed me £50, and I gave it to Mr. Massis because I had to go to France—this is a cheque for 10s., dated October 26th, 1889, endorsed by me and payable to my order—this is a cheque for £20, of January 6th, 1890, payable to me and endorsed by me—this is a cheque on the London and South Western Bank for £30, payable from Massis to me, but not endorsed by me; I cannot remember now whether I received the money—this cheque of 2nd July, 1890, for £20, is endorsed by me; also this one of July 5th, 1890, for £25—I had an account at the London and South Western Bank—that makes a total of £95 which I received of Massis's money between October 6th, 1889, and July 5th, 1890—he did not lend that money; he sometimes asked me to change a cheque at my bank—I lent him money many times, and his wife too—I gave him the cheque for £45 on July 1st, 1890, and one for £60—the cheque for £46 was not in payment off these first three cheques, which came to £50 10s.—it was not against the</p>
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<p>£50 10s.—Mr. Massis said to me, "Can you lend me a cheque for £45? and I lent it to him—the £45 did not go against them—the cheque for £30 was to pay a bill for wine and several things—I had given him goods, and he gave me money—I have not got the cheque for £60, but my passbook shows it—that was lent to Massis because I placed confidence in him; it was not to wipe off the cheques you have shown me—the £60 did not. wipe off the £65 because I gave cheques for £45 and £60, and I had paid £30 for wine—Massis owes me £169 now, he and the solicitor; this is a debt which did not begin till April, 1892—I cannot say whether Massis owed me money in 1890—he said that his cheques were payable in Brighton—I cannot remember whether he owed me money in August, 1891—I do not owe him money—this is my letter: "Dear Mr. Massis,—I thank you for all the trouble I have given you"—that refers to a bill for £50 given by me to Massis for a debt due by Mr. Barden—I gave a cheque to Mr. Massis, and thanked him for his trouble—he gave me a bill drawn by Barden and accepted by him—that was a debt due from Barden to me—my letter says, "You would render me a great service if you could sue without my coming to London"—Massis was suing on the bill, because he had a bank here, and I had a bank in. France—I have a letter from him in which he says if he recovers he will send me a cheque for it—Massis did not advance £50, nor did he give it to my mother as he promised—he did not send me to the Grand Hotel de Normandie two bank notes, one for £20 and one for £10; Ransetti paid me—I wrote this: "Thanking you a thousand times for all your kindness, my dear Mr. Massis, I beg to remain, with friendship, your devoted
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLET</hi>"—I was grateful to him for the trouble he took—this is my letter of August 1st, 1891—he had not then lent me £50—he sent me a cheque for £30 and said, "Don't pay this cheque to the bank for fifteen days, and when you do, advise me"—he did not advance me £40 on August 1st—he owed me money, and he sent me a cheque—he is a poor man, and so am I—he was going to give Madame Colet £10 on the expectation of Ransetti paying me—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the cheque for £40 of August 18th, which I received—Massis has never advanced money to my wife—this cheque for £17 4s. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is drawn to Madame Colet or bearer—my mother never had an account at the Union Bank of London—Massis did not advance £25 to my mother on November 9th, or £21 to me on 14th December—those figures amount to £153—this is my signature to this receipt, but somebody has scratched something out and put this in—this £153 is forged—I think it was £15, but by my book it is £35—I said before the Magistrate that I thought it was £15 or £16—I said, "On 15th May I did not receive £153 from the prisoner, I received from him about that time £15 or £16 for the Firewood Company"—that is true—I had not received anything more than £15 or £16 up to that date—I said, "In my opinion the figure 3 has been added to the £15"—that is my opinion now—I had seen the receipt for half a minute when I gave that evidence, but I cannot remember a year ago—it is now: "Received from the Philanthropic Institution, £35 11s."—that is all that had been received up to that date—I cannot remember entering receipts for Massis for the Philanthropic Firewood Company, amounting to £62 10s.—I joined the institution as manager in 1892—I had then received letters sending me £1 or so, but I had nothing to do with the institution up to that time—this account is</p>
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<p>my writing. (
<hi rend="italic">This contained various items amounting to</hi> £62 7s. 6d.)—sometimes when I entered in the book "Cash paid by Mr. Massis, £4," he did not pay the cash, but I did—he said to me, "We will settle every fifteen days or every month"—the manager was there before me—Mr. Massis gave cheques, but they were returned because he had no money at the bank—he has two receipts, but he has lost one—if he did not pay when I put down £4 he paid it afterwards—he gave me other cheques or postal orders for the unpaid cheques—I have paid several items in for a large amount—when I paid in money I only put it in my own name once—on 21st April I put the name of Massis, and afterwards we settled accounts, and after that I advanced the money myself—I put it in my own name once before May 16th, because the account did not balance—that was verified by M. Gillie—the firewood institution was started by Massis for the employment of the poor in chopping wood—he bought wood, they chopped it up, and he sold it to defray some of the costs—the business never paid its expenses—Mr. Massis put £300 in once, and perhaps more than that—he purchased a cargo for £600—it was not arranged between me and him that he should pay £300, and that the other £300 should come from the receipts of the wood when sold—if I had money I should have had to pay the other half, but I had no money—the other £300 was not to be paid for by the receipts for the sale of the wood, if there were any—the receipts were not all to go into my pocket—I received the money and bought everything that was required—I cannot say where the profits, if there were any, were to go to—£200 or £300 was owing to me by the committee after paying the expenses, money which I had advanced—it was my money—I only received one month's salary from the company; £12 10s., I think—I lent the committee £45 10s. and more than £100 several times, I have put money from my own pocket to the cash to pay the expenses—I have grown poor since—I did not instruct my solicitor not to let you look at the books—he said, "You must not give the books to Mr. Massis without the order of the committee," and that was given—Massis did not advance £24 to Madame Colet on August 12th; this is her writing (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), but he was bound to my mother—on September 17th, 1892, £20 was advanced to me, and partly paid by cheque, £412s.; the solicitor has got the letter—I suppose Massis did pay a further sum of £164 for the purchase of the cargo, making £464; I am not prepared to dispute that—the money I received from customers is all in the Firewood Company's books—I called on Mr. Massis several times when Madame Vitu was there, but I did not mention in her presence that I owed Massis £147, nor did I say, "I will give you a bill for 'it," nor did Massis say, "Very well, that will suit me," nor did I then hand him a bill—I did not go to Massis's in January and say, "I have come to see you about the bill"—I did not say, "I have not the means to meet it"—Madame Vitu was not present, nor did she say, "Well, I may consider it arranged for two months"—on the evening of the day of my mother's arrest I went to Massis's house—Madame Vitu was there and several other people—I did not say in her presence, "It is impossible for me to meet the bill, my mother has gone away"—I did not say that I wanted money for her—I know Mr. Bardan—he is the man who drew Ransetti's bill—I did not tell her In August, 1891, that I had a bill drawn by Ransetti which had not</p>
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<p>been paid—I said, "I want my money, you must pay me"—he said "Cannot you ask somebody to lend you money?"—I said, "No"—I cannot remember saying that Massis had fortunately been able to lend me money—this bill was paid to my solicitors—I know Miss Susanne Emary—she lived in the same house with me in August, 1891—I did not tell her that Massis had lent me £40—on March 22nd I met Mr. Claud Rabout in Oxford Street—I did tell him the Firewood Company was shut up, and things were in a frightful state, and I would go round and see him soma time when he was coming out of school—I did not say that I would make it hot for Mr. Massis—I knew nothing of the existence of the bill at that time—I know Mr. Thetaud—he was never I foreman of the Philanthropic Society—I did not tell him last December I that I had given a bill which had been handed to Mr. Massis, and that I and a man named Gillie would get into trouble through them—Gillie was not an assistant and friend of mine, but he was connected with the company—I did not tell Thetaud that Gillies would work with me in carrying out the plot—I did not offer him money or tell him he would only have to ask for it if he wanted it, I never spoke of such a thing—I did not tell him in January that I was preparing a very grave charge against Mr. Massis, and that it would arise out of bills given by me—he did not ask me to be very polite to Mr. Massis, so as not to arouse his suspicion—I did not tell Mr. Thetaud in January last that there was only one paper more needed by which I would make Massis have ten years' imprisonment—I did not ask him to accompany me to my lawyer—I saw Thetaud in the square after Massis was arrested, but I never spoke to him—I know Rabbeau; he was a woodchopper in the Philanthropic Institution—he perhaps went to my office to buy some lime to whitewash the ceiling—I cannot remember whether I was there with Gillie—I did not say to him, "We must use every possible means to get this wharf for ourselves, and we should do good business there;" or "It is absolutely necessary we should ruin the pastor;" or "We must do it very carefully, so as not to raise any suspicion"—I told I Mr. Massis of my mother's arrest—I did not say it would I make a difference to me in money matters—I said, "Can you do anything for her in London? you know people in London"—he said that it would make a difference to me in money matters, but I did not say that that made no difference to me in meeting the bills—I knew nothing about the bills—he did not say he would do all he could to get the bills renewed—when he came to Duncan Terrace on April 1st I said to the girl, "Wait a minute, do not open the door"—Mr. Massis said, "Here is a bill payable to you here"—when the servant brought back the letter giving notice of the bill being dishonoured, I said to the prisoner, "It is not like what you told me," and he said, "Yes, I signed your name"—on April 4th I went to my solicitor, at 10. 45 or eleven, and after swearing the information I paid a visit to Mr. Massis, to see what he wanted—he said, "Come in, I must speak with you," and took me by my arm into his drawing-room, where there were two gentlemen and two ladies—I stayed ten or fifteen minutes—that was just before his arrest—these documents (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) have not all my mother's signature; three of them are forged; they have all been paid into the bank and credited—of the three forgeries this one, I think, is Madame Massis's writing—the</p>
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<p>other two I do not know—my mother went by the name of Sophia in France, and Emile in England—that is not her name—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my mother's writing—the signature "Coulet" is another forgery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I was acquitted in 1887—my mother has not been tried yet, she is awaiting her trial—my father died in 1884, twelve months before the charge was brought against my mother—I was about eighteen at that time—I went to my native town for the conscription—I know Mr. Gardner—he wrote to me, and I went into his employment directly after my acquittal—I was manager of a firm at Tronsvart, near Nice, and stayed till March, 1889, and then came to England and went to Brighton to learn English—I traded in Fenchurch Street, in partnership with Mr. Dixon, and left to become manager of the Philanthropic Fire wood Institution—the goods, which came to £30, were casks of claret and olive oil in different lots—that was my business—I gave a cheque for £65, which, with the one that appears in my pass-book, makes £135, so I do not owe Mr. Massis anything—I never borrowed money of him at any time—I had no necessity to borrow money in August and September, 1892, I had brought about £200 from France, and I left the same sum in the bank in France; I also had some shares, bonds—Mr. Massis had not plenty of money; when he gave cheques they were generally returned—in that letter in 1890, thanking him for his trouble and kindness, I was not thanking him for having lent me money—I thanked him once for collecting Ransetti's £50 bill—Mr. Massis did not lend me £40—I lent him £29 and sundries, and sent him a cask of wine, £12—he gave the cheque to me because I gave him a bill for £50—I said, "£12 add £39;—you owe me £1," that was in Mr. Gillie's presence—I said, "Your wife says you have lent me £40"—I saw this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">For</hi> £135,
<hi rend="italic">dated</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th May</hi>) some time before I was at the Police-court, and put down the sum and the date on this paper (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I think that was January 1st or the end of December, 1892, when we handed the books to Mr. Harvey—the amount was then £35 11s., and when it was shown me at the Police-court it was £153—when I signed that paper there was writing at the bottom which has disappeared since—the £35 11s. was not received by me for my own purposes, but for the "Philanthropic Firewood Association"—the figures have been altered, the 11s. has been taken out—Mr. Massis's cheques came back several times because there was no money at the bank; one was for £9 6s., dated February 29th—it is not true that I refused to let the committee see the books—I wrote ten times to Mr. Massis for the books; I have had nothing to do with them since December 30th—I brought an action one or two weeks ago against the committee for money due from them—Mr. Massis sent me a cheque for £4 12s. to pay a small amount which I had paid for him—Rabbeau was in my employ—I sent him away because he had collected money, and said he wanted it because of his wife—I charged him with embezzling money—Mr. Thiebaud was foreman there, and Mr. Rabbeau was a woodchopper—I went to Mr. Massis's house after swearing the information, because he called me in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I know my mother's signature very well—she has never misspelt her name with an "o" instead of an "e"—I have had frequent applications from Massis to lend him money, and have got the</p>
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<p>letters here—here is one in June, and another says, "Received from Madame Colet £10 sterling, that I engaged to let her have this week, November 3rd or 4th"—that is signed "M. Massis"—it is Madame Massis's signature. (
<hi rend="italic">Other letters, signed "M. Massis" to the witness were here translated, one of which said, "I must supplicate you to lend me</hi> £3."
<hi rend="italic">Another stated, "I entreat you to lend me</hi> 400
<hi rend="italic">or</hi> 500
<hi rend="italic">francs. If my husband is brought before a justice he will lose his post. Send as much as possible." And in another, "I ask you to lend me £2 for ten days only; not for myself but for the schools"</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-170" type="surname" value="SPRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN SPRAY</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Lovell, Son, and Pitfield, solicitors, 3, Gray's Inn Square; they are solicitors to Mr. Black well, of Harrow—on Saturday, April 1st, I received instructions from Mr. Pitfield to go to 25, Duncan Terrace, Islington—I took with me the bill marked "E," and the document marked "I"—a servant answered the door—I asked if Mr. Colet was at home—she went in, and came out and gave me a slip of paper, which said, "Mr. E. Colet is not at home. Please go to Mr. J. Massis, at 13, Soho Square"—I gave her in exchange document "I"—I did not return to the office that day; I took them to the office next week.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-171" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-171" type="surname" value="VIERGERIE"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-171" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE VIERGERIE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am servant to Mr. Colet, of 25, Duncan Terrace—on April 1st he had dinner in the middle of the day, and while he was at dinner Mr. Massis called—I told him that Mr. Colet was at dinner—he said, "Never mind; don't disturb him, I will call later on"—he returned in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour, and I took him into the dining-room—Mr. Colet came upstairs from the kitchen, and they were both in the dining-room—shortly afterwards the bell rang, and before I could open the door Mr. Colet called me and made me wait a little while, and Mr. Massis gave me a piece of paper similar to this to take to the person who had rung the bell—I gave it to a man who was outside—he read it, and took out a piece of paper from an envelope with a stamp on it, and gave me a letter to give to Mr. Colet, which I did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not ask the man what name—I had the paper in my hand the first time I saw the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-172" type="surname" value="BLACKWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-172" type="given" value="SAMUEL JOHN"/>SAMUEL JOHN BLACKWELL</persName> </hi>. I live at Brook's Hill, Harrow Weald, Middlesex—previous to May and June, 1892, I had received applications for subscriptions from a person signing himself Massis, and sent some, I believe, to Madame Massis—I sent £40, and in exchange for my cheque received another dated July 5th, which was met, and the account between us was finished—I lent him £50 on August 3rd, which was to be paid on September 1st, but it was not paid—on October 27th I was asked to accept a bill of £197, giving in exchange a cheque for £147—I did so, and the cheque was met—the bill matured early in 1893, and was not met—I was given another for £205, and returned the other after cancelling it—the bill for £205 became due on March 3rd; it was not met, and a fresh bill for £210 was tendered to me, due on April 1st—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed "E. Coulet"</hi>)—I returned it cancelled—it has never been met, I believe—I am suing Mr. Colet on it—I wrote to. Massis to say that I was leaving home, and I had previously written to say that I should be quite satisfied if they paid me the £197, as I was not a money-lender.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only know of the work done by Mr. Massis from Madame Massis's letters—I never heard of Colet—the signatures on the two bills did not seem quite to agree.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. This is a letter of March 22nd (
<hi rend="italic">This asked the witness to become surety for the writer, and was signad</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">J. Massis</hi> pastor")—I did not become surety.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-173" type="surname" value="SEXTON"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-173" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS SEXTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant S</hi>). On April 4th, at 5. 3 p. m., I saw the defendant go into 9, Soho Square—shortly afterwards I rang the bell—the defendant's wife partially opened the door, and on seeing me slammed it in my face—I had got my right foot inside, but she and another female kept the door to, while some Frenchmen attacked me from behind, and there was a
<hi rend="italic">mêlée</hi> for fifteen minutes—I afterwards got in, and was half an hour searching the house before we found the defendant—he was at the very top of the house, locked up in an empty room—I asked him his name; he said "Pastor Massis"—I read the warrant to him—he said, "Why, it is all a joke; do you think I, the pastor of this church, would forge anything?"—I took him to Marlborough Mews Police station, where he was charged with forgery, and he again said it was a joke—I found on him this letter and envelope. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a notice from the solicitor of the dishonoured bill</hi>)—I found at No. 13, the house he was moving from, two promissory notes; one was made an exhibit, and the other I have here; also this cheque in his pocket-book on his person, and four other cheques—this one. (
<hi rend="italic">For</hi> £4 10s.) has been shown to the prosecutor, and to his mother also.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Mr. Colet previous to my entering the house with the defendant—I was at the other side of the square—I went in twelve or fifteen minutes afterwards—Colet had not gone; he came down and I let him out into the crowd—the rooms were not all empty; they were in the act of moving—there was no furniture in the room, which was locked up—I was in police clothes—they did not open the door to me on discovering that I was an officer—she said she had let Mr. Massis out that way, opening the church door—I have said the prisoner opened the door at the instigation of his wife—there was no obstruction when he knew who I was—I also arrested Madame Colet on a warrant for the extradition of Madame Fromentan veuve Colet—I went there under a ruse as a Post-office official, and one of the Serjeants brought Madame Colet to me—she gave her name as Colet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-174" type="surname" value="HARVEY"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-174" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARVEY</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant, of 26, Oxberry Avenue—in November, 1891, I lived in the same house as the defendant, and at the end of December, 1892, I became honorary inspector and examiner of the Philanthropic Firewood Institution, at Mr. Mathew's request—there were no accounts to examine when I started that I am aware of—I made out this account of the trading to the end of January for one month, showing a loss of £109 8s., and I suggested to shut up at once—Mr. Massis wanted to continue it, and so did the committee—I resigned a few days afterwards—I lived in Mr. Colet's house first, and when they removed I moved with them—I was present on several occasions when Mr. Massis called at 25, Duncan Terrace, and once when they were settling an account—this document (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is on my paper, but I do not recollect it being made out or giving anybody a piece of paper that day—I remember Mr. Massis and Mr. Colet making up some figures in a way I</p>
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<p>could not understand—I firmly believe the institution owes Mr. Colet his wages from May to January.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Crow-examined</hi>. His wages were £12 10s. a month, and it was well understood that he had never received anything except for one month, which I paid him—that was the account for January, 1893—that entry was scratched out by Mr. Gillett, one of the committee—I think it was the third week in January, 1893, that Colet and Massis were settling the figures—I believe I had my books and papers there, and I presume I gave him this piece of paper, but do not remember it—it does not differ from any account paper, but it is paper which I think it unlikely they would have.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I am entirely innocent; I have many witnesses to prove Colet threatened to ruin me and my church."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-175" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM MONTGOMERY"/>WILLIAM MONTGOMERY WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of the Temple—I have acted as solicitor for the defendant throughout these proceedings, and conducted his case before the Magistrate—in the course of the proceedings Mdlle. Emary handed this document to me either last Friday or a week before—I kept it in my safe—it has not left my possession since, and I have not altered it—I did not notice till it was handed in yesterday that the name was spelt "Cou"—I handed it to my counsel as a specimen of Madame Colet's signature—I did not search for document written by Colet in which the name was spelt with a "u."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I heard the opening speech, and heard the prosecution relying on the fact that there was a document in which the name was spelt "ou"—the documents are very numerous—the prisoner was only committed for trial last Wednesday—I tried to get an inspection of the books of the wood company—I saw an accountant, and gave him instructions—he subsequently made a communication to me, in consequence of which I saw Mr. Colet's signature on April 14th—the books were not. produced without much difficulty, and only on the day before the prisoner was committed for trial, and before I had the opportunity of examining them—that was last week.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see Mr. Colet; the refusal came from his legal advisers—I know that Mr. Colet has brought an action against the Commissioners—I knew that it was necessary on his part that an account ant should go through the books—I have heard Mr. Colet's explanation that he refused to give up the books except somebody produced the signatures of all the committee—I was at the Police-court on the first occasion—I did not hear the case opened; I did not get there till after it was opened—the rules of the Firewood Association were put in at the Police-court as a specimen of handwriting—I did not know that it was alleged that the document was signed Colet, and that the alleged forgery was signed Colet—I saw it produced on the first occasion, but it was never in my hands—I had not the opportunity of examining it at all—no remark was made about it at the Police-court; it was only put in as a specimen of writing—I think Mr. Massis brought Miss Emary to me—she gave me other documents, but I did not look through them then—I heard Mr. Coleridge ask Mr. Colet yesterday, "Did not you notice that this was spelt Coulet?"—I did not instruct him to put that question.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not know before the document was handed to the prosecutor yesterday that the one point in the case was the name being wrongly spelt, not only in the forged but in another document, and I am conducting the defence—I knew that it was a point in the case that the same mistake in spelling appeared in the bill, but I did not attach much importance to it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930501-name-176" type="surname" value="EMARY"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-176" type="given" value="SUSANNE"/>SUSANNE EMARY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at 12, Hadley's Road, West Kensington—I lived for some time in the house of Madame Colet—I came with her in 1888, and remained with her two years—I then went to a hospital, being ill, and then to Madame Barban—I do not recollect having received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I cannot recognise the writing—I gave Mr. White two letters, but not this one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know Mr. White by sight; I have seen him—that is the gentleman. (
<hi rend="italic">The last witness</hi>)—I do not remember seeing this letter before, but it is possible—I recollect Mr. White asking me to give him some letters—he asked me whether I was a servant, and I said "No"—they asked me if I had any letters of Mr. Colet—I said, "I do not remember;" but I looked and found two, and several postcards—I swear that these are not the two letters which I handed to Mr. White.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. M. WHITE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This pencil endorsement is in Colet's writing—the other writing is either by the prisoner or his wife—Colet is spelt "Caulet," and the stroke making the "o" into an "a" is the same distance from the "o."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-177" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-177" type="surname" value="EMARY"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-177" type="given" value="SUSANNE"/>SUSANNE EMARY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). During the first year I was with Madame Colet M. Colet came to and fro from France, but most part of the time he resided in London—when Madame Colet brought me over to London it was understood that I was to be a member of the family, but I soon found out the contrary—this is one of my letters to M. Colet. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed "I am always your devoted servant Susanne n</hi>)—when I left Madame Colet I did not leave with M. Barban—for ten days I was in the hospital, and then I went to M. Barban—he had been living in the house—he and I talked about this question just as anybody else would.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The defendant asked me to go to Mr. White—they knew I was cognisant of a great many things—this letter is not addressed to me—this other is a receipt from Colet for the payment of his pension—it was never in my possession.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. M. WHITE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I said that this receipt and the other letters were handed to me by Mr. Coleridge as specimens of handwriting—these are the Christmas cards and photographs which the last witness gave me—I have heard her evidence, and I still say that she handed me the letter that has been altered.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-178" type="surname" value="RABOUT"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-178" type="given" value="CLAUD"/>CLAUD RABOUT</persName> </hi>. I am a school-master, of 11, East Street Buildings—on March 21st I met Colet in Oxford Street—he shook hands with me—I had three children with me—he said that the Philanthropic wood business was closed, and he had plenty of time on his hands, and would come and see me—at that time I was on rather cool terms with the prisoner—Colet said he was going to proceed against Massis, and would make it hot for him, and especially for Madame Massis—he spoke in French—I told him of the coldness between me and Massis.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was formerly in Colet's employ, when he came</p>
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<p>from London to Brighton—I was in his service before Mr. Durant was with him—he suggested that I had collected some money for the firm which I had not accounted for—I did not exactly deny it—he did not discharge me; I left of my own accord—I was not earning enough; I was earning 278.—he started a wine business without a license—he did not know a word of English, and his mother and he made use of me as a
<hi rend="italic">factotum</hi>—I left because I had not enough money, and I did not like to be in the employ of Mr. Durant—I was paid weekly, and he went away and did not leave money to pay me—when I left Mr. Durant was a partner—this conversation took place on 21st March—my boy, and a boy of eight, and another boy of nine were present—Colet told me Massis had done something very wrong, and he was going to make it hot for him, and I told him, because there was a plot against him, but I knew it two months before—I did not caution Massis that there was a plot against him, because I was not on speaking terms with him—there was a coolness between us—I do not know what he owed—I know that people had so much trouble to get their money that they had to issue write—I know that he owed money for two or three years—I am a school-master, paid by the trustees of the church, nothing to do with Massis—I had nothing to do with the Firewood Institution—I wrote this letter to Colet. (
<hi rend="italic">This was in French, dated</hi> 17/9/90,
<hi rend="italic">and being interpreted stated that owing to the illness of his wife lie went away without accounting for some money, but had no intention of wronging M. Coulet, and promised to pay him before the end of the week</hi>)—I do not accuse Colet of not paying my wages—he had advanced my wages when he was in London, but not when he was in France—he did not leave all the money when he was in France, and not for my travelling expenses—I would not explain myself before a boy twelve years old who was in the room, and I wrote that letter—I know M. Colet advanced £2—he had owed me money, but I told him I would pay him at the end of the week, because he had returned from France and had paid me—my salary was 27s. a week, but he promised me 35s.—I wish Mr. Durant was here—here is a letter he wrote me on September 6th, 1892, and a telegram following the letter, which was wrongly addressed, and I did not meet him. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed, "Yours, Durant," and stated, "Will you come and see me, I have something very important to communicate to you on the subject of a person who you do not like very much; not one word of this letter to any person, not even to Mr. Massis</hi> ")—I understood that Colet was referred to in that letter—I do not like Colet for several good reasons.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I left Colet's employ in consequence of what occurred during his absence in France—he had not left money enough—I did not explain owing to the boy being present—the telegram stated that my wife was ill—Colet offered me a higher salary, and I refused it, because I hoped to better myself—I left Colet about Easter, 1889—I have seen Mr. Durant since he spoke about Mr. Massis, and I said, "I am sorry I cannot meet you"—M. Colet was also the subject of our conversation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-179" type="surname" value="THIEBAUD"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-179" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES THIEBAUD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I was for some months foreman in the Philanthropic Firewood Company—in December last I saw Mr. Coulet in Ground Street, and I knew that Gillie and he were occupying themselves in finding evidence against Mr. Massis—Gillies was the secretary of the</p>
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<p>Philanthropic—Colet told me that the principal thing was to. get the Consistory Court to their side, and to get Mr. Massis away—at the beginning of January Colet told me that there was something else he had heard about Mr. Massis, and they had some bills of exchange that Gillies and Colet had given to Massis, and if it did not succeed he would blow Massis's brains out—he said so in the presence of my wife; she is not in Court—about February 20th Colet said that there was something much more serious—I asked him what it was—he said he only wanted one document to get Massis ten years' imprisonment, and offered me some money to find some letters or any evidence, and if I found anything he would take me down to his solicitor—when I saw all these manoeuvres going on against Massis I asked him if he had signed anything (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to this evidence as irrelevant</hi>)—I did not see Colet afterwards till after Massis was arrested, and then he said, "I told you very well that he would be arrested"—that was in John Street—he was coming out from Massis's place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The money was offered first in February—I might have had some interviews before, but they did not seem to be of any importance—at the interview in December M. Colet told me that he and Mr. Gillies were going to get up some evidence against Mr. Massis—I did not think it of much consequence at the moment, because I did not believe they would do it—M. Colet did not say what charge was going to be made against Massis, he said he was looking for letters—I made no note of what he said—it was the interview at the beginning of January that my wife was present at—she is not here, but I think she is coming—I do not remember telling Mr. White that my wife was present at the interview—in a moment of anger M. Colet said that he would blow out Mr. Massis's brains, as he had some papers of his—it was about February 24th that Colet said he only wanted one more document—I fix that date because it was about the time that the workshop was closed, and there was no business—I did not know on April 4th that Mr. Massis was going to be arrested—I do not know that police officer (
<hi rend="italic">Sexton</hi>)—Sexton said in my presence that he was a police officer, and he blew his whistle in my presence, and came to the door and asked me several questions—I did not kick him, I took hold of him when he was going to take hold of Madame Massis, when he opened the door and pushed her, and they took hold of her, and told her they were police—when he told me he was a police officer I let go of him—I did not kick him after that: when he said he was a police officer he came inside and I went away—I did not know that the police came there to arrest Massis; they said they came there to inspect the chapel, and they were told it was not the day—I had no desire to prevent their taking Mr. Massis; I did not know they came for that purpose—I was manager of the Philanthropic before I was foreman, and when I gave in my resignation M. Colet became managing director, I do not know why; I know he offered £50 when he became my successor—nobody asked me to remember these, questions, when I heard of the thing I went to Massis—I have discussed it with him on several occasions since he was arrested—I was at the Police-court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Sexton, the police inspector, was in plain clothes, and I did not know that he was a police officer—he blew his whistle when I was</p>
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<p>holding him—if he received a kick it was in the scuffle when I took hold of him, not intending to kick him at all—there was not a considerable crowd where I resisted him, but afterwards people came up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. M. WHITE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I told you this morning that I received the document in question from Mdlle. Emary, and I believed at the time that that was so—during the adjournment I thought it my duty to ascertain whether I could be mistaken, and I find I received it from Madame Vitu, and I believe she handed me another document at the same time—I have seen her every day since the arrest, and I have been inundated with these documents—I have had conversations with Miss Emary on the subject, the result of which confirmed me in my belief—she understands very little English, and I understand very little French—I had an interpreter there, Mr. Rameau, who was called this morning—Miss Emary had not the letter before her, and she said at first she was not certain whether she gave it to me or not—afterwards she said she felt, certain she had not given it to me, but she would say that she had if it would help Mr. Massis—I warned her that she must not commit perjury—I am certain that Madame Vitu gave me the letter; I will not swear it, but she is here—it has not been altered since it has been in my care, it has been either kept in my safe or carried in my bag—I will swear that it is in the same state as when it came into my possession—Madame Vitu has taken a great interest in the case; she has been to me every day; she is a friend of Mr. Massis.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was aware yesterday that this letter had been tampered with—I cannot say when it came into my possession—I have seen Madame Vitu every day since April 5th—I have no doubt that it was. after the defendant was arrested—I spoke to Mdlle. Emary yesterday before she went into the witness-box—it was not after the Court rose—I was running in and out of Court, and I challenged her with having altered it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-180" type="surname" value="COLET"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-180" type="given" value="EMILE"/>EMILE COLET</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I had become very familiar with Monsieur and Madame Massis—I suppose Mr. Durant would tell him that a charge of bankruptcy had been brought against me in France.—I have spoken to Massis about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930501-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930501-name-181" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-181" type="surname" value="VITU"/>
<interp inst="t18930501-name-181" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY VITU</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and am on a visit to the Massis's at 9,. Soho Square—I have lived with them since last September—I have seen this letter before; I saw it the first week Mr. Massis was arrested—it was addressed to Madame Massis, and she showed it to me, I know the writing, Mademoiselle Dufait sent it—I took it at once, the very day it was received, in order to give evidence of the handwriting—I cannot tell you when it was—I saw the letter in which it was contained broken open, and Madame Massis handed it to me at the time—it was not tampered with at all while it was in my possession—while I was living with the Massis's, Colet came to see them very often—I remember his going there in October last—I looked at the letter before I gave it to Mr. White—I never noticed the signature—when Madame Massis gave it to me she did not say, "Look, it is spelt Cou."—I was to take it to Mr. White because of the handwriting—Mademoiselle Dufait lives at Reading—the letter was dated April 4th—this is the letter it came in, and I handed it to Mr. White as a specimen of Colet's writing—I remember Colet saying to Massis, on 8th or 10th August, "I owe you a sum of money, to the</p>
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<p>amount of £197; I have no money, if you like to accept a bill"—Mr. Massis said, "Very well, if I can discount it"—I was away for only a quarter of an hour, and when I went away M. Colet handed a blue paper to Massis—I did not see what was written on it, but I think there was a stamp like a cheque—Colet called at my house last December; Mr. Massis was ill—the first call was in the middle of December, and again on December 20th, when Mr. Massis was better, and saw him in my presence—M. Colet asked Mr. Massis to renew the bill—he said, "The gentleman who has discounted it will do so"—the second bill was for £205, for the interest—Colet called again on March 22nd; it was from December 28th to February 28th—on March 22nd I saw M. Coulet there again, when everybody was coming to the church to exercise for the singing—he went into the house—I heard very little of the conversation, only, "I have no money, and my mother has gone away."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I understood when Madame Massis gave me the letter that the signature was important—I did not look at the signature at all, but I read the letter, and gave it to Mr. White, but did not say anything about it—I did not touch it; as it came from Madame Massis so it went to Mr. White—I know M. Colet's writing very well; this is not his signature; it is Madame Colet's—I do not know whether she spells her name "Coulet"—I heard two conversations between M. Colet and Mr. Massis; one on December 22nd and one in January, and there was one in October and one March, 1893—I was at Marlborough Street when Mr. Massis was being charged, and heard the witnesses called—before that I had given my statement to Mr. White, but I was not called as a witness—I remember the conversation of October, 1892; there was nothing particular about it but his saying that he owed money—I had never heard them talking about money before—I never knew that Massis borrowed money of anybody; I think he had very little money about October last—I was not at his house in January, 1892; I did not go there till September—I was simply as a friend in the house—I made no note of these conversations—Colet used to come to see Massis sometimes twice a week—I do not know anything about Madame Colet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi></rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. MATHEWS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, stated that his friends had redeemed all the articles.</hi> </p>
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