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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>KNILL, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 29th, 1893, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18930529-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="t18930529-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, Knt., the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GAINSFORD BRUCE</hi>, Knt., two of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-3" type="surname" value="LUSK"/>
<interp inst="t18930529-name-3" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-4" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M. P., Aldermen of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq., Lieut.-Col.
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-5" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-6" type="surname" value="NEWTON"/>
<interp inst="t18930529-name-6" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-7" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930529-name-7" type="surname" value="RITCHIE"/>
<interp inst="t18930529-name-7" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q. C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-8" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D.; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-9" type="given" value="WALTER HENRY"/>WALTER HENRY WILKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-10" type="surname" value="BEARD"/>
<interp inst="t18930529-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-11" type="surname" value="INNES"/>
<interp inst="t18930529-name-11" type="given" value="GEORGE ROSE"/>GEORGE ROSE INNES</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNILL, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-508-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to three indictments for forging and uttering orders for the payment of money amounting to £6.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930529-509-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing a post letter containing a postal order, the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930529-509-offence-1 t18930529-name-14"/>Postmaster-General</persName>, he being employed in the Post Office, and </rs>
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<interp inst="t18930529-509-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, feloniously receiving the postal order.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ANDREWS PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. H. C. RICHARDS AND WYLD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-16" type="given" value="EBENEZER GEORGE"/>EBENEZER GEORGE ELDRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am sub-postmaster at Shepherdess Walk, City Road—in consequence of communications made to me and specimens of handwriting, I watched for someone to present a postal order—on 9th May I had cashed a postal order for 5s. to a person representing himself as George Miller, who signed the order in my presence—the writing on that order corresponded with certain writing shown to me—on that day a Post Office official came to me, and in consequence of what he said I took notice of the prisoner when he came on the 13th and pre
<lb/>sented a blank postal order for 5s., issued from Dunn's, Berwick-on-Tweed—I recognised him as the same man who had cashed the order on the 9th—I said, "Fill up the order"—he filled it up in the name of G. Davis, Shepherdess Walk—he signed the receipt for it, and I gave him the money, and he went away—I gave my wife certain instructions—an order would not be paid unless the name at the bottom was the same as that at the top—if he had written "Davies, p. p. George Miller", he would have had to state his connection, and we should have made inquiries—my wife followed Miller when he left, and in consequence of what she com
<lb/>municated to me I wrote on the back of the orders the address where she traced him to, 3, Radnor Street, St. Luke's—I afterwards saw Miller in custody, and identified him; I have no doubt about him.</p>
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<p>Department of the Post Office—in consequence of information I searched the postmen's address book, and found that Andrews lived at 3, Radnor Street—I sent Moxam there, where Miller was staying with his brother-in-law, Andrews—Moxam brought Miller to the Police-station—I showed him the order signed "G. Miller", and asked him what he knew about it—he said, "It was sent to Mrs. Andrews by her sister, a Mrs. Birch, who was a servant at Westgate-on-Sea; I filled it up and signed it at the post-office in Shepherdess Walk"—I produced to him the other order for 5s. issued by Dunn at Berwick-on-Tweed, and said, "This order has been cashed at the Shepherdess Walk Post-office this morning by a person answering your description; what do you know about it? The hand
<lb/>writing on it is similar to the writing on the order you have admitted cashing"—he said, "I have not cashed an order at the Shepherdess Walk office this morning"—before I had my conversation with Miller I had had a conversation with Andrews—he had not been given into custody; he was still in the office—between the examinations of Andrews and Miller there was sufficient time for the officer to go to Radnor Street and bring Miller—I afterwards confronted Miller with Andrews—I said to Miller, "Your brother-in-law, Andrews, says he stole that order out of a letter and gave it to you to cash?"—he said, "Yes, I did it"—I said, "What have you done with the 5s.?"—he said, "Spent it in
<hi rend="italic">booze "</hi>—I asked him to write his name on a piece of paper, and he wrote this, "G. Miller, Shepherdess Walk"—a number of orders in a similar writing have been cashed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-18" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOXAM</persName> </hi>. I am a police constable attached to the General Post Office—on 13th May I was sent by Mr. Mann to 3, Radnor Street, where I found Miller lying on a bed—I asked his name—he said, "George Miller"—I asked him for a specimen of his writing, and he wrote this in my presence: "George Miller, Shepherdess Walk; G. Davies, Shepherdess Walk.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that lie was not aware the postal orders were stolen; that lie only cashed them for Andrews because he thought lie had not time to cash them himself; that lie had no share in the proceeds, and was innocent</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-509-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">to stealing another post letter con
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930529-510-offence-1 t18930529-name-20"/>Mary Ann Wall</persName>, with intent to steal therein.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930529-511-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>to stealing three hundredweight of lead affixed to a building, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930529-511-offence-2 t18930529-name-24"/>Philip Jacob Solomon</persName>; after con
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twenty,</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Strokes each with a Birch Rod.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930529-513-offence-1 t18930529-name-31"/>Postmaster-General</persName>;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18930529-513-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>to two other indictments for similar offences</rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">and also</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930529-514-offence-2 t18930529-name-33"/>Gertrude Elizabeth Smith</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930529-516-offence-2 t18930529-name-36"/>Frederick Child</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was desirous to refund the money, and the prosecutor did not press the case.—Discharged on recognisances.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18930529-516-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930529-517-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing £2, the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930529-517-offence-1 t18930529-name-38"/>Charles Davies</persName>; after a con
<lb/>viction** in May, 1889, at this Court. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">He was on ticket of have, and had thirteen months' to serve.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-517-18930529 t18930529-517-punishment-13"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18930529-517-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—Monday,
<hi rend="italic">May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BOWLES</hi>** (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930529-518-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously having in his possession a mould for coining, after a previous conviction.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-518-18930529 t18930529-518-punishment-14"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930529-519-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to feloniously having counterfeit coin in his possession with intent to utter it, after a conviction of uttering on 10th January, 1887, at this Court.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JENNIE ST. GEORGE YEAMAN</hi>. I am barmaid at the Falstaff, Eastcheap—on May 6th I served the prisoner with 3d. of whisky—he gave me this florin—I saw it was bad, and went to the tester—he ran away—I ran out after him, and pointed him out to the porter—he either dropped some
<lb/>thing or picked something up—he was brought back to the public-house and charged—he made no answer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-42" type="given" value="SYDNEY"/>SYDNEY HAYGARTH</persName> </hi>. I am porter at the Falstaff—on May 6th Yeaman pointed the prisoner out to me, going along as fast as he could—he stooped to pick something up—I caught him, and he was brought back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-43" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SOAPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On Saturday, May 6th, I saw the prisoner running—he was stopped by the Monument, and Haygarth said he was wanted at the Falstaff—I took him there; he was charged, and said nothing—he was charged at the station, and made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a written defence, stated that he received the coin in change for half a sovereign the night before, in Leadenhall Market.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EMILY WATHAM</hi>. I am barmaid at the Plough, Fore Street—on April 29th I served the prisoner with a glass of ale, price Id.—he gave me this</p>
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<p>florin—I saw it was bad, and bent it on the counter till it broke—I asked him if he knew it was bad—he said, "No".</p>
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<persName id="t18930529-name-45" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-45" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18930529-name-45" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JAMES</persName> </hi>. I keep the Plough—on April 29th the last witness called my attention to a florin—I saw the prisoner and said, "Did you tender the barmaid a 2s. piece?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "It is bad"—he said he did not know it; he got it from a tram conductor in change for a half-crown, which he tendered for a 2d. fare, and had been to the hospital to have his foot dressed, but they were too busy—I let him go—I saw him next at Worship Street last week, with five or six others, and recognised him.</p>
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<lb/>municated with Mr. Leach.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-47" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS ARTHUR"/>AUGUSTUS ARTHUR LEACH</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Variety Theatre, Hoxton—on May 9th Mrs. Banks showed me a florin, and I asked the prisoner how he accounted for having it in his possession—he said he had received it from a tram conductor, and had been to the hospital, and showed me his foot—she said that he paid for the ale and returned the tobacco.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-48" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHANDLER</persName> </hi> (
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-49" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN YEO</persName> </hi> (148
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I took the prisoner and told him the charge—he said he got it in change for a half-crown—I found nothing on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-50" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY PHIPPS</persName> </hi>. I am a silversmith and jeweller—I have examined these two coins; they were both made in the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, slated that he got the coin on a tram, in exchange for halt-a-crown.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-521-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">Nineteen convictions were proved against the prisoner, but none of them related to Mint offences—
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<interp inst="t18930529-522-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-52" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HALLOWAY</persName> </hi>. I am a dressmaker, of 155, Lever Street, St. Luke's—on March 18th the prisoner purchased a handkerchief and a bit of lace, value 2d., and gave me a florin—I put it in the till and gave him the change, which was all the money I had in the till—later in the day I sent my little brother to get change for the florin at Mr. Ring's shop, and afterwards Mr. Ring came and said that the coin was bad—six weeks afterwards I saw the prisoner in a public-house opposite, and told a police
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do a pretty good business—when I saw the prisoner go into the public-house six weeks afterwards I sent my sister for a policeman, and watched till he came out, and gave him in custody—I saw him in the street before that, but could not see a policeman—when I saw him in the public-house I said, "That is the man, because he has a white apron; the person who gave me the florin had a white apron.,</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-53" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HALLOWAY</persName> </hi>. I am a brother of the last witness—she asked me</p>
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<p>to get a florin changed in March—I took it to Mr. Ring's, and they gave me change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-54" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET RING</persName> </hi>. On a Saturday in March I changed a florin for the last witness, and put it into the till—there was no other florin there—later on my father took it out of the till, and I made a statement to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930529-name-55" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-55" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED RING</persName> </hi>. I keep a general shop—on March 18th I examined the till and found a bad florin—there was no other florin there—in consequence of what my little girl said I went to Halloway's shop and showed it to them—I afterwards took it to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-56" type="given" value="GILBERT"/>GILBERT SMALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On 18th March Mr. Ring brought this bad florin to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930529-name-57" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-57" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH HUNT</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Peabody Buildings, and am assistant to Mr. Rowland, a dairyman, of Clerkenwell—the prisoner came to the shop for two penny ducks' eggs, and gave me a florin—I said, "I have not got sufficient change"—I tried it in the tester, and found it was bad, and he ran out with sevenpence which I had put on the counter—I ran after him, but lost sight of him—I picked him out from a lot of others at Old Street last Friday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was about five weeks after I saw him, but I had seen him a week before looking in at the window, and I noticed his face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. He was not wearing a white apron when I saw him at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930529-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930529-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930529-name-58" type="surname" value="ROWLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18930529-name-58" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID ROWLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman—on 11th April the last witness handed me a bad florin—I marked it, took it to the station, and handed it to Sergeant Kirk with the description which the girl gave me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-59" type="given" value="TIMM"/>TIMM KIRK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>), On April 10th the last witness came to the station and gave me this coin, and the girl Hunt gave me a descrip
<lb/>tion—the prisoner was afterwards taken and placed with ten other men, and she picked him out readily—he said nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-60" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GARLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On May 11th Halloway called me, and I saw the prisoner coming out of a public-house—I told him that the witness preferred a charge against him of uttering counterfeit coin five weeks ago—he said, "It is a mistake; I am a cabinet maker, and work in Curtain Road"—I said, "Where abouts?"—he made no reply—I said he would have to go to Old Street—he protested his innocence, and ran down a court—I pursued him, another constable stopped him, and he was taken to the station—£3 was found upon him, but no counterfeit coin—he gave a correct address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to H. M. Mint—these two coins are counterfeit.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction in the name of
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<hi rend="italic">th September</hi>, 1882,
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COSIER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective. N</hi>). On 6th May I was in an omnibus in plain clothes, coming from the Surrey side—the prisoner was in the omnibus—he took a paper similar to this from his left jacket pocket, and I think he took a coin from it, as I saw one in his other hand—I</p>
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<p>jumped out of the omnibus and followed it in a cab till the prisoner got out in Gracechurch Street—a procession came by, at the end of which were two City detectives, and the prisoner darted behind a urinal—I ran after him and said, "Denny, I want that coin"—he kicked me and swore at me—a constable came to my assistance—he fought for about twenty minutes, and put his hand in his pocket and took out this coin, which he threw away—White picked it up—after some time the prisoner was exhausted, and handed me this parcel, containing ten counterfeit coins, folded up separately—I said, "Denny, you will be charged with the pos
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I was in the omnibus when you got into it—when I rushed up to you I tried to put my hand in your pocket, and hit you on your head and across your hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-65" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 6th May, about four p. m., I was in Gracechurch Street, and saw the prisoner in a crowd watching a process
<lb/>sion—he left the crowd—I followed him, and he was taken in custody—I caught hold of his right hand, but he got it into his waistcoat pocket and threw this coin on the ground—I saw Cosier take another packet from his left hand—he struggled very violently with both of us, and another constable who was called—I took the coin to the station and marked it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to H. M. Mint—these coins are all counterfeit, and from the same mould—there is tissue paper between each.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I picked up the packet by the Recreation Ground and got into the omnibus and examined it, and found they were counter
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 923). On Saturday night, May 13th, I was on duty in Devonshire Square at 11. 30—I heard a smashing of glass, and saw Sawyer look round the corner—he said something and walked towards me—I said, "What are you doing there?"—he said, "We have just got over the gate"—I was taking him back and Fletcher came by—I caught hold of him and said, "What are you doing there?"—he said, "We have just got over the gate"—I said, "You will have to come back"—I found two shutters taken down, the glass broken, and two helmets and a hat and cap lying on the ground—I took them to the station, where this cap was found on Fletcher—nothing was found on Sawyer—they gave their address at the Salvation Army shelter—the gate is closed at nine p. m., and opened in the morning—nobody has any business down there at night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sawyer.</hi> I do not remember Fletcher saying at the station that it was his fault that you were there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-71" type="given" value="MOSES"/>MOSES HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a costumier, of 5, Bores Passage—these hats and helmets are mine—they are worth about 5s.—my shutters were smashed and my windows broken—the shutters were bolted and barred at nine o'clock—they had not been open for two years—when I next saw the place the window was smashed and the shutter-bar broken off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sawyer's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I had nothing to do with the affair. I came to London, and this man took me round the town. I asked him to show me where there was a urinal, and then I found he had taken one of the shutters down. I said, 'You fool, you are caught now.' The policeman arrested both of us".</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sawyer's defence.</hi> This man said at the station that I was not there.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FLETCHER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-524-18930529 t18930529-524-punishment-19"/>Eight Months Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-525-18930529 t18930529-525-punishment-21"/>Eighteen Months 'Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED GARDNER</hi> (26)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930529-526-offence-1 t18930529-name-76"/>Henry Da Costa</persName>, and stealing two overcoats and a pair of boots.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-77" type="given" value="HENRY DA"/>HENRY DA COSTA</persName> </hi>. I am steward at the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Hospital, 253, Mile End Road—on 11th October I went to bed about eleven, leaving all the doors and windows shut—I was called up by the police about 3 a. m., and found the front door and back window open, and I missed from a tin box in the kitchen two coats and a pair of boots—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the boots; I saw them at the Police-court—the prisoner was wearing them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-78" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GODLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective J</hi>). On 21st October I saw the prisoner; he was wearing these boots—I said, "Where did you get these boots?"—he said, "I bought them in the Lane"—I said, "When?"—he said, "A. week ago last Sunday"—that was the 9th, two days before they were stolen—I said, "Who did you buy them of?"—he said, "A stranger; I gave him four shillings for them"—I said, "They are the proceeds of a burglary, and you will be charged with stealing them"—he said he knew nothing at all about it—he afterwards said, "I know the man who did it; if I was out I could find him; he lives at Aldgate".</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-79" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC ROSENTHAL</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, of 4, Mansel Street—I make boots for the Jews' Hospital; these are my make.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I know nothing about the burglary—I bought the boots to go to sea with.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930529-527-offence-1 t18930529-name-81"/>Emily Smith</persName> and stealing throe shillings.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORESBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-82" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Smith, of 12, Ware Street, Kingsland Road—on 14th May, about one in the morning, I was in Great Eastern Street—I was stopped by a female with a baby in her arms—the prisoner was on the opposite side of the road with another man; he came across, pushing his cap over his eyes and staggering as if he was drunk—he took two shillings and sixpence out of my hand, struck me on the head with his fist, and ran across the road and gave the money to the other man; and he said to me, "If you follow me I will rip you up"—he ran down a street; I followed, calling, "Stop thief!" and he was stopped—I went to the station with him, and he said he would not let me go out of there alive, he would be revenged on me that night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-83" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILLIS</persName> </hi> (108
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I heard the prosecutrix shouting, "Stop thief!" and saw the prisoner coming towards me; he turned and ran about two hundred yards—I caught him—he said, "All right, governor, you have got me"—with the assistance of another constable I took him to the station—I found a knife on him, and he had this stick down the leg of his trousers.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, indecently assaulting the same person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. D'EYNCOURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930529-531-offence-1 t18930529-name-90"/>Frederick Lindsay</persName>:</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930529-531-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering a receipt for £36 with intent to defraud;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930529-531-offence-3 t18930529-name-91"/>Edwin Arthur Long</persName> by false pretences</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18930529-531-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930529-532-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to unlaw
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930529-532-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18930529-532-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering a request for the delivery of spoons and forks;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930529-532-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18930529-532-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>an order for the delivery of seven card-cases, with intent to defraud—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SAUNDERS</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930529-533-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18930529-name-94" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-94" type="given" value="POLLY"/>POLLY JONES</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Swan, Sloane Street—on March 28th I served the prisoner with some liquor; he gave me a half-crown—I could tell by the feel that it was bad, and I took it to Mr. Fay, and then went back and told the prisoner it was bad; he said he was not aware of it, and paid me with good coin, and I gave him the bad one back, and he left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not take it to the till—you</p>
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<p>stayed there between five and ten minutes—you had ample time to walk out of the bar before I came back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FAY</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Swan—the last witness brought me a bad coin on 28th March—I followed the prisoner out, and gave him into I custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-96" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE AVORY</persName> </hi> (44
<hi rend="italic">C R</hi>). Mr. Fay gave the prisoner into my cus
<lb/>tody—he said, "Why did not you give me in custody before? Why did you follow me here?"—I searched him at the station and found a half-crown, two shillings and fivepence halfpenny, and this counterfeit half-crown—he was taken to the Westminster Police-court, and there being only one I littering he was discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You told me you got it at the Oxford Music Hall—I took you about a mile from the spot.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-97" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at 53, Duncan Terrace, Islington, and am employed at the post-office—on 27 April, about 3. 10. p. m., the prisoner came in and asked for a postal order for 5s., and gave me two florins, a shilling, and a penny—I examined the money and found a bad coin placed below a good one—I said, "That will make up for the bad one you passed on me a month ago"—he said he had not been in the office before—he was detained till Mr. Page, the superintendent, came, and was then taken to the station—he asked for a 5s. postal order on the previous occasion, and paid with the same kind of coins, and one florin was bad; it was black, and I broke it in the tester—the colour came off—no one had been to the till between my placing it there and giving the order—I cannot say whether there was any other coin there—I broke it five minutes after
<lb/>wards and threw it into the fire; it melted—this is the coin of April 27th; I handed it to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You told me you would not go out of the office without your money—you said you would not leave till a constable came, but you had no option—you waited about ten minutes before the con
<lb/>stable came—I telegraphed for the manager, but he would not charge you—it was between nine and 9. 30 when the charge was booked against you, six hours after the alleged uttering—you told me you should cer
<lb/>tainly wait till the constable came—if you wished to go out you could have done so before 11 could have left the bar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There were three of us in the office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-98" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK YATWELL</persName> </hi> (548
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). The prisoner was given into my charge at the post-office—he said I did not know I had any bad money on me, I must have got it at Gatwick race meeting on Monday—he gave his address at the Post-office, Blackfriars, and at the station he said Ted-mouth Street, Gray's Inn Road—I found on him a four-shilling piece, four half-crowns, two florins, two shillings, two sixpences, and twopence halfpenny, all good—Brown gave me this coin; I marked it at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-99" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CRESWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I was at the station when the prisoner was brought in and charged—he gave his address, 2, Sidmouth Street, first, and he said he was known at 20, Temple Street, Elephant and Castle, and Portland Buildings, Edgware Road, and 3, London Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were at Sidmouth Street four days, and Temple Street was where you lived before—another was your mother-in-law's, address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to H. M. Mint—this half-crown and florin are both bad—it is usual to put a black substance on bad coin to give a tone to it—a bad coin will run through a fire.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that lie did not know the coins were bad; that lie kept the first coin to take it back to the Oxford Music Hall, where lie received it, and that he received the second coin from a bookmaker. He stated that lie could easily have escaped in each case had he known the coins were bad.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-534-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, Stealing a gelding and a cart and harness, the property of
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-103" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES SQUIRE</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of Well Street, Hackney—on May 12th I was at Smithfield with a horse and cart containing three forequarters, two dead calves, and some pork, value altogether about £38—I left the cart in charge of a cart minder, and when I came back it was. gone—I informed the police at Snow Hill, and afterwards saw the cart there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930529-name-104" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-104" type="given" value="NORMAN EDWARD"/>NORMAN EDWARD WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of Long Lane—I was at Smithfield, and heard of this cart being missing—I ran home, got my bicycle, went to Tabard Street, and met the prisoner driving the cart, in a sweating state—I collared him, we had a severe struggle, and both fell off the cart together—he said, "I will give up; I am done"—I gave him in charge—there was another man with him, who ran away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say you were taking it home; you were going right away from the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930529-name-105" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-105" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GIRDLER</persName> </hi> (395
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I was in Tabard Street, and Wood gave the prisoner into my custody—I took him to Southwark Station, and then to Snow Hill—on the way he said, "I should not have taken it if I had not been drunk; I stopped the pony as it was running away. I got up on the cart and was going to drive it home to earn a few shillings"—he gave his correct address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, stated that lie was taking the cart home out of kindness.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">N. E. WOOD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). All the meat was in the cart; nothing was lost—he had not passed the shop, he was three or four doors from it—it was nearly four o'clock when I stopped him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930529-535-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing an envelope and a piece of paper, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930529-535-offence-1 t18930529-name-107"/>Henrietta Fitzgerald</persName>, her mistress.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930529-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930529-name-108" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-108" type="given" value="HENRIETTA"/>HENRIETTA FITZGERALD</persName> </hi>. I used to live at 4, Stanley Gardens, Acton—the prisoner was in my service two months—I am always receiving letters from India, and those which contain money are registered—I am positive I did not receive a registered letter on January 9th, nor did I sign a receipt for one, or authorise the prisoner to sign for it—the receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is for a letter addressed to me, and delivered at 4, Stanley Gardens—I did not see this receipt on January 9th—I know the writing—I have never seen the prisoner write, but I have received a letter from, her—I did not authorise her to sign this receipt, and I never got the letter—she left on February 10th or 11th; and in consequence of a</p>
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<p>letter from my son-in-law in India I made inquiries at the General Post Office, and this receipt was shown me—I went to see the prisoner and asked her to give me the registered letter she had received on January 9th, containing 100 rupees—she said she had not received it, and that she always brought my letters up to the bedroom for me to sign for.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930529-name-109" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COUSINS</persName> </hi>. I am a postman at Acton—I see this receipt for a registered letter for 4, Stanley Gardens, on January 9tb—I delivered it to the prisoner, and she took it indoors and brought it back signed—I took it to the office and forwarded it to the General Post Office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930529-name-110" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-110" type="given" value="STELLA"/>STELLA FITZGERALD</persName> </hi>. I live at 35, Regent Square, Gray's Inn Road—I know the prisoner; I have often seen her writing—this receipt is her writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930529-name-111" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-111" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BADCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi>). On 16th May I took the prisoner at Leman Street Station and said, "I shall take you for stealing a letter from your mistress at 4, Stanley Gardens, Acton"—she said, "All right, I know nothing about it"—I took her to Shepherd's Bush Station and she said, "I signed the receipt, and gave the letter to my mistress".</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence</hi>, I said if the signature was my. writing I suppose I must have signed it, and of course I should hand it to my mistress. When I receipted it I had no idea I was doing wrong, nothing had been said to the contrary. I must have laid it down, and it must have got muddled away. I never had the contents. When Mrs. Fitzgerald com
<lb/>municated with me I immediately sent her my address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930529-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930529-name-112" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18930529-name-112" type="surname" value="FITZGERALD"/>
<interp inst="t18930529-name-112" type="given" value="STELLA"/>STELLA FITZGERALD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When I missed the letter I com
<lb/>municated with Miss Jolly, in consquence of which the prisoner wrote to me, and sent me two labels for her boxes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi> All you said was that I had left you three months, and if I did not send for my boxes they would be sold I never dreamt there was any charge against me, and I said, "If you must sell my things pay the profits to my parents, as they are of no value to me. "I have signed a great many receipts before.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-114" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE VOWLES</persName> </hi>. I live at 50, Oxford Street, Stepney—I have known the prisoner some time—we worked together as waitresses at the Three Chimes eel-shop, 120, Whitechapel—when I left on 9th April last year I left her there—I saw her next about October at the Pavilion Theatre—I noticed her condition then, and I asked her if she was pregnant—she denied it—on Tuesday, 28th March, she came to me—she said she had come out for a holiday, that she was in the service of the prompter at the Pavilion Theatre—she came up to my room, the front room upstairs, and sat down—there was a knock at the street door, and I asked her if she would open it—she went down, and went into the yard—in about ten</p>
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<p>minutes she came up and asked me for a pail—I told her to take one, and asked what she wanted with it—she said she was not very well—I advised her to see a doctor—she said she would not; she would stop and see how she went on—in about fifteen minutes she came up again and sat down, and read a letter that came from abroad—she said she was all right then, and would not go to a doctor—my little boy aged five came into the room and said in the prisoner's presence, "Mamma, Agnes has put a rat in the dustbin, and it has got feet on it like a baby"—I asked the prisoner to come down and show me where the rat was—she said, "I shall not go down, there are rats in every house"—my little boy took me down and the prisoner followed—we went to the dustbin—I did not see anything, and I asked her what she had done with the rat—she said she had slung it over the wall—I said, "What did you throw it over the wall for?"—as I came away I noticed that she seemed very funny, and I said, "Agnes, you have been confined"—she said, "No I have not", but when I told her I should call in the police she admitted that she had had a child—when I was coming away from the dust-bin I heard a faint moan, and I said, "Whereabouts in the dustbin is it?"—she said "It is all right"—she took hold of a garden-rake, and raked the dirt off the baby—I could not see it before she did that—she then took hold of the baby by the thick part of the arm, and threw it on to the ground—I told her to pick it up—she said, "You pick it up"—I said "No, you put it there, you must pick it up"—she did pick it up, and put it in a piece of brown paper—she had left her clothes upstairs, and she asked if I would let her go and get them—I said no, she might send the landlady's daughter up for them—she put a soft jacket round the baby, and ran out of the house—I did not see the baby again till the inquest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crass-examined.</hi> I only worked with the prisoner four weeks—that was fourteen months ago—she came to see me last May—the dust-bin was open at the top; there was no lid to it—the child was in the ashes as deep as my arm—she had to lean over it to get the child—she seemed very excited—she did not seem to know what she was about.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-115" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA HANKER</persName> </hi>. I live in the same house as the last witness—on March 28th, between one and two in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner there—she came into the kitchen and asked me for a pail of water—I gave her the pail, and she went into the yard and got the water, and started scrubbing out the w. c.—she then went to the dust-bin—she had an iron rake in her hand, and was raking over the dirt in the dust-bin, and I saw the child—she threw it out of the dust-bin into the garden—it was alive—she put it in a piece of brown paper and went out of the house—I followed her down several streets, and in Brady Street gave her in charge to a policeman—I had never seen her before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave her in charge because I did not know where she was going or what she would do with the child—it was about two inches in the dust; the bin was about half full—she seemed excited, as if she did not know what she was about—the baby was covered with dirt and ashes—it cried all the time when it was taken out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-116" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PROUD</persName> </hi> (197
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). I saw the last witness in Brady Street—she said, "That girl has been trying to murder her child"—the prisoner heard her—I asked her what she had in the brown paper parcel—she</p>
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<p>said, "Nothing"—I undid it and found it contained the body of a child—it was rolled up in the paper, and its feet were hanging out; it had ashes and cinders in its mouth—I took the prisoner to the station, and she and the child were taken to the infirmary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It had no clothes on—the prisoner seemed quite sensible—after she got to the station she seemed dazed—she said she would like to walk to the infirmary, but she was taken on the ambulance.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-117" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNOX</persName> </hi>. I am an M. D., and am medical officer of Bethnal Green Infirmary—the prisoner was brought there on 28th March, about half-past two in the afternoon—I examined her; she had been recently con
<lb/>fined, and was weak and exhausted—I saw the child; it was covered with dirt, cinders and ashes, and was perfectly black—it was a fully-developed female child—after being washed there was found a slight bruise on the left side of its forehead, its left elbow, and on the outer side of the left foot, and a few slight superficial scratches on its body; otherwise it did not seem to have suffered from its treatment—it lived twelve days in the infirmary, and then died of infantile convulsions—the prisoner did not nurse it; she had no milk—I made a post-mortem; it died from natural causes—the prisoner gave the name of Fanny Hill—there were no signs of the child having been suffocated—it breathed quite freely and naturally.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A sudden confinement like this would bring about temporary excitement and loss of control—suspended animation would give the appearance of death—the death was not in any way accelerated by this exposure—I think the bruise on the forehead was caused by a fall when delivered.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I live at 44, Gutter Lane—the prisoner is my wife—on 19th April I went out with her about ten in the evening for orders, having been appointed acting sergeant, transferred. from Cloak Lane to Bridewell; that is from the fourth division to the third—my wife had a great dislike to my going to the third division—she was in a very depressed state about it—she is a jealous woman, and she was afraid, there being so many girls there, that there would be no more happiness—previous to this we had lived pretty happily together—we had little differences, but on the whole we lived pretty happily—we returned home about a quarter to twelve—we went straight upstairs, I turning the gas out as we went up—I went into the bedroom and got into bed—we had been discussing this fresh appointment during the whole of the two</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have been married just over eight years—we have one child—we have always led a happy life, with the exception of differences' which I suppose exist in all families—I had nothing to drink till I went out with her at ten—what she had had I don't know—I was out on duty all day—I did not come home till half-past six—we had no dispute when we came home at ten—she only said she was never more disappointed in her life at my going to this other division, and she would sooner see me dead than go—I tried to allay her disappointment—I have not the best of tempers; we are both rather hasty—she went into the kitchen and returned in about a minute, came round the door, and threw the contents of the jar in my face—the bed was the first thing she would come to—there was a chest of drawers in the room; the jar was not on them, for I had placed the jug of water there, wound up my watch, and laid it there—she had never tried to do me any harm before—I may say that I quite forgive her for the offence, and I hope you will be merciful to her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 539). On the night of 19th April I was on duty in Gutter Lane—as the prosecutor came in with his wife I had a chat with him—they seemed to be on very good terms—about twenty minutes later I saw the prisoner standing at her door—she said she had thrown the vitriol in her husband's face—I asked her how she came to do it—she said he had the pot in his hand, and was about to throw it in her face, but she knocked up his arm and it went in his own—I afterwards arrested her and told her the charge, and asked what she</p>
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<p>did with the vitriol—she said she had it for cleaning purposes—she was very excited.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-123" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH STACK</persName> </hi>, M. D., L. R. C. P. I am ophthalmic house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's—I first saw the prosecutor about half-past twelve on 19th April—he was suffering from severe burns to the right eye, also to the right arm and chest, from corrosive acid such as vitriol—the sight of the eye is quite gone—there is no chance of injury to the other eye.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 31
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bruce.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>tion for himself, and I fetched the police—I was before the Magistrate the next day, and he was remanded for a week, and taken to Holloway—I am sure he will never do it again—he came and lived with me and my six children when he was out on bail, and since he was committed for trial he has behaved kindly to me—he was always kind when he did not drink—he was in good work at Mr. Odell's, and earning good wages—on the day before this we had been out together and had a happy day—the bullet was in the wall, about a foot from the ground—the skirting board is about half a foot high, and the bullet was about two inches above it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). On the 14th, about 3. 30 p. m., Mrs. Heath made a communication to me—I knocked at the door, and asked the prisoner to let me in—he refused—I was in uniform, and he saw who I was through the window—I told him I should have to break into the house, as an information had been laid against him—I went round to the back of the house with Policeman York, and got through the back window into a parlour and then into the passage, and saw the prisoner sitting in the front dining-room—when I entered he stood at the table with a six-chambered revolver in front of him—he seized it with his right hand, and did not speak, but rushed from his chair into a corner of the room, placing the revolver behind him—I seized him by his right hand and took it from him; three chambers were loaded and one had been recently dis
<lb/>charged—he was very drunk—he was charged with shooting at his wife—he was not in a condition to make any reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He appeared dazed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If the prisoner was eleven steps up the staircase he would be in a straight line with the front door; there would be no turn on the stairs there—he would be to his right for the dining-room door, and to his left where the bullet struck—he works for Odell and Son, and I believe he bears a good character so far as his employment is con
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He is a sober man usually, but he gets drunk occa
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-134" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 15, Haslewood Terrace, Kensington—on 18th May, about 7. 30, I was going over the bridge at Harrow Road—I saw the prisoner walking across the wharf with a child in her hands—she walked into the canal and threw herself on her back with the child on her breast—she was three or four yards from the bank and in five or six feet of water—I saw her fetched out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-135" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FARRANT</persName> </hi>. I am a waterside labourer, of 128, Kensal Road, Paddington—on 18th May, about 7. 30,1 was standing at Collins' Wharf—a tramcar was passing, and the people shouted—I looked towards the canal, and saw the prisoner floating on the water with a child on her breast—the water is 6 ft. deep there—I jumped in and fetched them out—I rubbed the child and held it, and asked the prisoner what she had done it for—she said she was in trouble—I took her to a doctor—they were not very long in the water, but they were both under water before I got to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-136" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED STOKES</persName> </hi> (518
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). On 18th May I was on duty in the Harrow Road—my attention was called to the canal by people on a tramcar—I got through a hole in the fence, and saw Farrant bringing the prisoner and her baby out of the water—I accompanied them to Dr. Griffiths', and then home, and after the prisoners clothes were changed I told her she would be charged with attempting to commit suicide and to murder her baby—she said, "I must have been silly; this is all through a little trouble, a little debt"—she was charged at the station, and made no reply—she fainted, and was assisted to a chair—I should say she was sober, but she seemed a bit dazed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-138" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH FULLER</persName> </hi>, I am the wife of Charles Fuller, of 152, Kensal Road—the prisoner and her husband lodged there—they have only this one child—on May 18th she left the house about 7. 30—she had no hat on—I had seen her during the day—she had had a little drink—she was in monetary difficulties; she pledged a thing or two—her husband paid the rent—he is a porter, in pretty regular work.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-142" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE STUBBING</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife—we lived at 115. Canterbury Road, Kilburn—on Thursday, May 25th, my husband came home between three and four p. m. and used a bad expression, and said he meant finishing me—I said nothing, but ran away; he was very drunk—I ran upstairs and he came up after me—I went into the back room, and he began again, and kept beating me and dragged me downstairs—I ran up again screaming, and three policemen who had been fetched came—I would not charge him, and they went away—I went in and shut the back-room door, and tried to persuade him to be quiet—he went to a drawer-and got a knife—I ran upstairs; he followed me, and said, "You b——cow, I will finish you"—I fell on the landing and he knelt on me, and I felt him cutting my throat—Mrs. Nottingham, who lives on the first floor, opened her door, and then I fainted—a policeman was fetched—we have been married four years last March.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have always lived on friendly terms; he has not always been a drunkard, but he was in the habit of getting drunk when I first married him—I know his mother; I am not always on friendly terms with her—he had slept at her house on the previous day, Tuesday—there was no quarrel on the Wednesday—this happened on Thursday—I was not out of my own home that day—I drank a glass of beer at a public-house that day—Mrs. Graham was in my company, but none of the other witnesses—I was perfectly sober—I am drunk occasionally—I was not speaking to him about his mother when he came in that day; her name was not mentioned—there was a struggle between me and my hus
<lb/>band—I did not make a very strong reference to his mother—he cut my neck with a knife; I have not sworn that it was with a razor on this occasion—I remember making a deposition; I then swore that he took a razor at three a. m. to cut my throat—he came home at seven o'clock—I have made a mistake; it was Thursday morning that he threatened to cut my throat—I saw the open razor, but he did not use it—I ran out of the room—I have no family—I paid the rent that week, and got it marked on the book—the book is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-143" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA NOTTINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Nottingham, of 115, Canterbury Road—we live on the floor above the prisoner and his wife—on the 25th May, a little before dusk, I heard Mrs. Stubbing call out "Murder! he is cutting my throat"—I unlocked the door, and saw her lying with her head towards my door, bleeding, and the prisoner standing on the top stair with a knife in his hand—Mrs. Wade and Mrs. Chapman were in my room, and the prisoner said to Mrs. Wade that if she came out he would serve her the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have lived in the house with these people eight weeks—I did not know much of Mrs. Stubbing—I have never seen her drunk—I have heard them quarrel—I had not seen her that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-144" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WADE</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live on the floor above the prisoner and his wife—on May 25th, in the afternoon, I heard them quarrelling, and before he came home she said to me that she should be frightened if he came home—I heard him come home; they quarrelled, and I heard a noise, fighting—I went down and saw him hitting her and she hitting him—I cannot say who struck the first blow—she had a black eye when I fetched the policeman the first time—he dragged her down</p>
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<p>stairs by the arm—three policemen came, but she declined to charge him—I went to Mrs. Nottingham's room, as the wife told us to go upstairs and mind our own business—Mrs. Nottingham locked the door and locked me in, and some minutes elapsed when the prisoner's wife ran upstairs saying, "Open the door! he has murdered me; he has cut my throat!"—she screamed "Murder!"—I begged Mrs. Nottingham to open the door, and then saw the prisoner's wife lying with her head towards it, and the prisoner on the top stair—he said if I came inside he would serve me the same—I should say two hours had elapsed since I saw them fighting, but I had no clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first struggle was with their hands only—I saw nothing in the prisoner's hand—they were two or three minutes at the top of the stairs before the door was opened—I never saw Mrs. Stubbing to speak to her till last Wednesday—I swore before the Magistrate, "The prosecutrix had not been drinking with me all the week".</p>
<hi rend="italic">R e-examined.</hi> I was asked if she had been drinking with me all the week, and I said "No".</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-145" type="given" value="MARY KATE"/>MARY KATE CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Chapman, of 91, Canterbury Road—I was in Mrs. Wade's rooom when Mrs. Stubbing came up crying, "Murder! he is cutting my throat!"—we opened the door, and I helped her up and put something round her throat, which was bleeding—I saw the prisoner go downstairs—I did not see whether he had anything in his hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I swore at the Police-court, "I saw the prisoner going downstairs with a knife in his hand"—that is true, he went straight downstairs with his right hand down—I cannot swear that there was a knife in it—I have known Mrs. Stubbing long, but never saw her drunk—I saw the bed; it was totally dry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When the policeman came the knife was found in the prisoner's room, in a pail of water.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-146" type="given" value="FRANCIS CARLTON"/>FRANCIS CARLTON EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 221, Carlton Villas, Kilburn—on 25th May I was called to the Police-station, and saw Mrs. Stubbing suffering from a black eye, and from a wound across her throat, more of the nature of a scratch; it penetrated the skin; it bled very little—if it had been deeper it would have severed the jugular vein, which would have been fatal—this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) may have caused it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The skin is about one-sixteenth of an inch thick before you get to the jugular vein—a determined man could have cut her throat with this knife if she did not resist, but the back of it is much sharper than the front—she might have struggled, and it would depend upon the position.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was most likely inflicted from behind, but it is im
<lb/>possible to say.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-147" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MCBEEF</persName> </hi> (210
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). I was called to 115, Canterbury Road, went to the top landing and saw the prosecutrix lying there, bleeding slightly from her throat—she said she wished to give him in custody for cutting her throat—he was on the second floor—I took him to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>, 63
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "When I went home on Monday night I found my wife drunk in bed with her clothes and boots on, and the bed-sacking wet where she had wetted herself. The book was not signed. She had taken the wedding-ring off her hand and pawned it".</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When my husband came home on Monday night I was not drunk—I was in bed, but I had not my clothes and boots on—the bed was not wet—I had not my wedding-ring on; I had taken it out of pawn, and had it on my finger on Monday night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 31
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Keeble; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Piggott.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. This took place exactly opposite the public-house, at the corner of the street which leads to the new police offices—after the man who took the chain had run away the prisoners</p>
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<p>walked on for about twenty yards, and were then stopped by a policeman—I feel no doubt about the three prisoners being there—I think it would be under a minute from the time they met me till they left me—the others moved quickly away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bartlett.</hi> I feel satisfied that you were one of the party.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. After the man who took my Watch got across Parliament Street, I could not see where he went to—I saw him no more—it was at the moment that I passed in between some of the group of men coming towards me that the man snatched my chain; my attention was taken up mainly with him, and then I turned and saw that the others had walked on, and were about twenty yards off—if the thief had returned to the side of the street where the group was, I should have seen him—he did not return—he was a much taller man than the others—no other men were with the three prisoners when they were stopped—I heard that Piggott had worked casually for Messrs. Cassell</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoners walked on; I don't think they ran.</p>
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<lb/>tion; there was a bit of a stoppage, and then they all scattered in different directions, two or three together, and I heard Mr. Charrington call out, "They have got my watch!—I was two or three yards from him—two policemen came from the other side, and ran and took the three prisoners, who were walking on together—I swear they had been in the party of men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. The men scattered just before Mr. Charrington called out—one man ran across the road—the three prisoners were alone when the policemen went up to them, twenty yards from the public-house—I saw Keeble outside Scotland Yard; he turned round—I noticed them before, because they got round another man who was drunk just by Horse Guards Avenue—I am positive I saw Keeble.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bartlett.</hi> I will swear you were amongst the crowd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I did not see a little boy near; I saw no one at the time but the prosecutor and the group of men—I fol
<lb/>lowed them from Old Scotland Yard to the lion—there were only about nine men, not a dozen—when I first saw them, near Old Scotland Yard, I thought they were larking together, and all going home; they were all talking and laughing together—I did not think they were thieves, I thought they were only larking when they stopped the drunken man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A R</hi>). On May 19th I was in Parliament Street, and on the opposite side of the road I saw ten or twelve young men apparently larking—I went over to see what was the matter, when they all made off in different directions—the prosecutor called to me, and told me something, and then I went after the three prisoners, who were walking together, and got in front of them, when Keeble said, "I am not the man"—that was before I said anything—I took Keeble, another constable took Piggott and Bartlett—Piggott bobbed his head when the</p>
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<p>constable came up, but he took him by the collar—Bartlett and Piggott said afterwards, "We are not the men"—Keeble went with me to the station quietly—Mr. Charrington came up and charged the prisoners with being concerned with someone else in stealing his chain—they were going towards Westminster Bridge when we arrested them; they all said together that they were going home as soon as Mr. Charrington came up—when charged, Bartlett gave the address, Finsbury Street, New North Road, Islington; Keeble gave 27, Warren Street, Tottenham Court Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. I found 27, Warren Street, was Keeble's wife's address, and she told me he did not live with her—the prosecutor did not shout out, "You have got my watch", till he called me over the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Piggott gave the address, 20, Charles Street, Westminster Bridge Road—he lives there with his parents—he was going in that direction—he told me he had been working at Messrs. Cassell and Company's as a printer's labourer—the other constable made inquiries—when I got across the road all the ten or twelve men had got off the pavement, except the prisoners—before Piggott bobbed his head the other officer had come suddenly behind Bartlett and seized his collar—that was the only attempt Piggott made to get away—after the prosecutor came up and complained, they said, "We are not the men; we were going home".</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. Keeble's wife told me he had never lived at 27, Warren Street—I made inquiries about him, and found he has always been a respectable man; he has had several shops in Lambeth—he told me that latterly he had worked at tailoring—other constables knew him as a dealer about the place; they do not know anything against him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A R</hi>). I was on the opposite side to the Red Lion on this morning, and saw nine or ten men walking by, and appa
<lb/>rently larking—I heard a man call out, "That man has got my watch"—the prosecutor was standing with his coat and vest undone, and his umbrella raised as if to strike the three prisoners, who were walking rapidly away together—I saw a man run behind a cab, and other men running back towards Charing Cross—I ran across the road, and seized Bartlett by the collar from behind; as I did so Piggott
<hi rend="italic">ducked</hi>, but I seized him, and took them to the station—in answer to the charge Keeble and Bartlett said they were innocent—Piggott made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. On the way to the station Piggott said, "I am innocent; I was not with Keeble"—he said he was with Bartlett, and they were going home—he gave me a correct address at the station—he told me at the station he had worked at Messrs. Cassell's—I went there and found he had worked as a casual labourer since May 4th—he worked there at night time; he would go at night and be taken on when he was wanted, and come back when he was not wanted—I found he joined the Printers' Labourers' Union on 1st May—I found out nothing against his character.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-160" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DIVALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Serjeant M</hi>). I have only just identified Piggott—he was convicted about twelve months ago of assault and sentenced to six weeks or two months' hard labour—he has also been charged with desertion—I also arrested him and his two brothers about two years ago for garotting a man—the prosecutor was an old man, and</p>
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<p>failed to identify the prisoners, and they were discharged at the station—one of his brothers is now doing nine months' hard labour for burglary—up to 1st May he never did any work; he has lived, with a prostitute in Joiner Street, Westminster Bridge Road, off and on, for two years—I have heard he was convicted at Croydon of an assault, in another name—he was the associate of Balch, Waller, and Noble, who were tried here last November, for the manslaughter of Dr. Kirwain in the Borough, and who were sentenced, one to twenty years' penal servitude, and another to fourteen years' penal servitude—he is the associate of thieves—Sergeant Gentry and I have been on the look-out for the prisoner for a considerable time; we have had numberless cases of garotting—the prisoner is now wanted fob desertion from the militia; he was gazetted in the
<hi rend="italic">Police Gazette</hi> last August, and I have not seen him since then—I have been in conversation with his confederates.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I am very often in the West
<lb/>minster Bridge Road—I think Piggott is a little more than nineteen; I have known him since he was quite a lad—I have been looking for him since he was gazetted last August—I knew it was no use going to his father's house, because if you inquire they say that he lives there, but he never does—I made inquiries and found he had moved from Joiner Street; no one knows where he lives—I went to Joiner Street once and found his brother with two prostitutes in the room, and Piggott had got out the back way—he has four brothers—I have not been to Holloway Prison for a month or more—it is the duty of detective officers to go there to see if they can identify prisoners, if they are not engaged otherwise—the police
<lb/>man in this case told me in the Court that he had made inquiries about Piggott—I have only told him since he gave evidence what I know about Piggott—I came into this Court when the tot constable was giving evidence—my colleague was here when I came into Court—I told the policeman when he came out of the box that something was known against Piggott—Piggott has been twice convicted at Southwark Police-court in my presence, once for assault and once for failing to make his annual training in the militia—that was last spring.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-161" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY GALE</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, Greatorex Street, Rochester Row—I am a messenger boy to the Central News—about 12. 15 on 19th May I was coming back from work, and passing the Red lion. Parliament Street, I saw a party of about ten or twelve men, and one of them snatched a gentleman's chain and ran behind a cab, and when the gentleman was watching which way he went he ran into the crowd again, and they walked quickly away—the three prisoners were in the party of men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. The crowd ran away all in the same direction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bartlett.</hi> I did not say at the station that you three were three or four yards from the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Keeble, in his statement before the Magistrate, said he was innocent, and that he had always worked hard; Bartlett said that since his conviction in</hi> 1884
<hi rend="italic">he had worked honestly, and that ha was innocent; Piggott asserted his innocence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Bartlett, in his defence, said that since his conviction of nine years ago he had got an honest living; that on this night he went out with Piggott to look for work; that they met Keeble, whom he had not seen far some time, and</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">were stopping talking to him when they were arrested; that they had walked with the crowd, hut not mixed with it.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KEEBLE</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PIGGOTT</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">BARTLETT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">recommended Bartlett to mercy</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> He then pleaded guilty to a conviction of felony in March</hi>, 1884—
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<hi rend="italic">Ten Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PIGGOTT</hi>**†—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-544-18930529 t18930529-544-punishment-34"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930529-545-offence-1 t18930529-name-165"/>Edmund Lindsay</persName> of their moneys;</rs> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>** at Rotherhain in July, 1887, of obtaining goods by false pretences—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-545-18930529 t18930529-545-punishment-35"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude Each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). About one a. m. on Sunday, 23rd April, I was standing at the corner of Greenfield Street—I followed an old gentleman and a woman to Whitehall Court, in Greenfield Street—I saw two men and a woman come up Guildford Street—as they went through the court about two minutes afterwards I heard someone crying for help—I ran up Greenfield Street and saw two women and a man pass—looking down Guildford Street I saw two men kicking the man who was lying in the road—as the prisoner passed me I caught him by his handkerchief and said, "What's the matter?"—he said, "Nothing; you have made a mistake"—I said, "Let us see what mistake is made", and took him up to the old man who appeared unconscious, but immediately he saw the prisoner he said, "That's him, hold him"—I saw the prisoner through the court kick the prosecutor—he was the last to run down Guild
<lb/>ford Street—the prosecutor was taken to the station, and I took the prisoner to the station, where he was charged with robbing the old gentle
<lb/>man of £7 and a scarf-pin—he made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was forty yards from the men—I could not recognise them—I was not a minute getting up to them; I was suspicious and ran round the corner—there is a dead wall at the end of Guildford Street—the prisoner gave an address at a lodging-house about ten minutes from Guildford Street—I was near the lamp, fifteen yards from the corner, and in a doorway, when he kicked the old man, who was dazed, doubled up—from his manner he had been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The prisoner appeared to be looking for something on the ground, and was with his back to the prosecutor, who appeared to be trying to get hold of him, and he kicked him as he ran past, when a window, about thirty yards off in Guildford Street, was opened—the prisoner was then three or four yards from the prosecutor—he kicked the</p>
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<p>prosecutor as he was running—the street is very narrow—the prisoner ran in my direction, not seeing me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-169" type="given" value="JOSEPH ALBERT"/>JOSEPH ALBERT CURTIS</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller, of 56, South Road, Upton Park—on Sunday morning, 23rd April, I was at Aldgate—I spoke to a constable—I was looking for a cab—I had a conversation with a woman—I walked with her to a court in a narrow street—I, felt an arm round my neck—I saw two men and one woman—they put me on the ground—I had a fearful blow in the face—I shouted as well as I could—I can scarcely remember anything else—I believe the prisoner was the man I had hold of—I was robbed of £7 in silver from my trousers pocket and a scarf pin—I had had a glass, but knew what I was about—I was kicked in the ribs, and had to stop in bed four or five days—my throat was very sore the next morning, and for two or three days after
<lb/>wards—when I regained consciousness I had three or four threepenny pieces, some small change, and some gold, in an outside pocket, which was not touched—I believe the prisoner is the man, I won't say positively.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had had a glass, or I would not have gone with the woman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-171" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BRAMBLE</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser, of 63, Plaistow Road, West Ham—I know the prisoner by sight—he came to my shop on February 13th, and asked me if I should like to insure my place—I said I had thought about it—he took a similar book to this out of his pocket, with a red shield on it, belonging to the Royal Insurance Company—he said he was agent for that company, and it was one of the best in London—he put it quickly in his pocket—he surveyed my premises and goods—he came back into the shop and said, "Our firm say you must pay a shilling to insure your furniture, because some refuse to take up the policy when I return"—I gave him the shilling and asked him for a receipt—he gave me this. (
<hi rend="italic">A printed proposal form, on which was written</hi>, "Amount, £65; business, £35.—J.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUDSON</hi>. Deposit, one shilling")—I did not know that was not a Royal proposal form.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You did not say the policy would be like the contents of that paper—you said I would have the policy in a fortnight's time—you did not mention any other name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DENNINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am head of the agency department of the Royal Fire and Life Insurance Company—the prisoner ceased to be an agent of the Royal in February, 1890—this is not our proposal form—we have no agent called "J. Hudson"—if this proposal were a genuine document of our company, and one shilling paid to our agent, that would cover the insured until the policy was delivered or the risk refused—the prisoner had no authority to represent himself as an agent of our com
<lb/>pany on 13th February, 1893, nor to receive money on our behalf, nor give a receipt for us—no communication has been made to us with reference to a proposal by Bramble for insurance in our company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> A proposal form and a receipt for a deposit are not the same—if our agent had taken a deposit and signed a receipt for it on a proposal form he would have committed the company</p>
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<p>—this is a letter from our secretary, Mr. Duncan, to you of 19th July, 1889 (
<hi rend="italic">Addressed to</hi> 128,
<hi rend="italic">Blackfriars Road, Norwich, expressing satisfaction with the prisoner's conduct, and a hope that fie would obtain the position he sought</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We were not prepared to give the prisoner such a testi
<lb/>monial at the time we discharged him—he was removed owing to moneys received on account of the company not being accounted for.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). On 18th May I had a warrant to arrest the prisoner—I went to 4, Victoria Road, Tottenham—the pri
<lb/>soner opened the door—I asked if Mr. Hardy was in—he said, "No, he has been gone away some days"—I said, "Oh!"—he said, "He has gone away and got an appointment"—he asked me my business, and said if I left my name he would let me know when he heard from him, and that he owed him rent—I asked him his name, and he said, "Harcourt"—he showed me this paper, stating that he was agent for a debt collecting firm—"Mr. C. Harcourt, 4, Victoria Road, South Tottenham", is on it—I saw Mr. Broadhead at five o'clock the next morning, and returned with him to 4, Victoria Road—Mr. Broadhead identified the prisoner—I arrested him—I read this warrant to him—it charges him with obtaining money from Mr. Broadhead—he said, "Yes, I had the money; I was working for Messrs. Tremaine and Piper, of West Green Road; I meant to try and get them through the London and Lancashire"—he was taken to Leman Street Police-station and charged—he said, "I have a complete answer to the charge"—I found on him these forms signed "J. Rutsen", "J. Hudson", and "Lionel Nugent"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined bg the prisoner.</hi> You brought the forms to the station—you said, "Had not we better take these papers?"—I was not angry when I came to you in the morning—I said, "You served me a nice trick last night"—you opened the door at once; I directed you to do so—you explained your conduct the previous night by saying it was late, and you were afraid of up
<lb/>setting your wife and family, and that you were just going to bed, and you thought it would upset her dreadfully to be taken in that manner—I had all the names—you told me of several, but there are none here you spoke about—some were at West Ham, but they are not people mentioned in these cases—you at once admitted the deposits, and said, "I accept without fear the result of the investigation"—you went to the Police-station; you were bound to—you gave me your testimonial—I put it down when I read it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DENNINGTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The name of the office has been cut off these proposal forms—the name on the back of the green one is that of the manager of the Economic Fire Office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JABEZ PIPER. YOU</hi> were working for my firm at Christmas—in cones
<lb/>quence of that I arranged you should have the first year's commission—a week or two afterwards you brought me a batch of proposals from Tottenham—you did not ask if you might take proposals from other parts—you asked if I was restricted to Tottenham when you brought a long list—that was the first I knew of them—you left a list with me, which I said I would consider if I would go round and see them—after a month I said I was sorry I had not been, and that we would drive round together—I</p>
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<p>did not after another week express myself ashamed to see you.—I may have said, "Really, Mr. Hardy, I am ashamed to see you"—that Was not upon this list—that was not in consequence of my not going to see the people, but in consequence of the policies not having been accepted by the office—you were laying the blame upon me—I never apologised—I had not been round because, as I pointed out, I did not like to accept them, because they were all out of the district—I appoint sub-agents—the company did not know it—they know it now—you got eighteen proposals—ten were accepted—the value of the premiums is 26s. 3d.—I have paid you 3s. 6d. commission, 15 per cent.—Is. 6d. is still due to you; you have not applied for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner never applied for an insurance to be effected by Bramble—Bramble's name was never in any list he sent me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> You did not say you were getting more proposals.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said the only reason for signing "J. Hudson" and so on was in order to insure the people taking up the policies. If he had signed his own name the company would have said, "You are not our agent" and he was thus between the two stools of this charge or losing the business through Mr. Piper's neglect He took pro
<lb/>posals for oilier companies. He had no receipt forms but only prospectus forms of the Economic, and told the insurer, "I do not think this will cover you; I give you this as a matter of form until you get your policy", and the proposal forms were only for his own use.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930529-name-177" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-177" type="given" value="GEORGE EGGINTON"/>GEORGE EGGINTON WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller, of 7, Parade, Cardiff—I was present on 29th September, 1880, when the prisoner was married to Ruth Sanders at Christchurch, Burton—she was my mother's sister—in the autumn of 1881 they left England for South Africa—the prisoner afterwards returned to England, leaving his wife out there—in 1890 I saw the prisoner on several occasions at Burton-on-Trent—we frequently spoke of his wife—she sent me money for him, and we discussed about their rejoining—I know my aunt's writing quite well—this letter of June 24th, 1890, is her writing—it begins "My darling Monte", is addressed to the prisoner, and was sent to me by him enclosed in this letter of July 19th, 1890—I also produce a bundle of letters marked and received from 1890 to 27th November, 1892, by me from my aunt, and I have received one since—I received this letter in May, 1891, from the prisoner, in which he alludes to his wife as alive, and says he has no intention of deserting her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> My aunt did not possess property when you married her—she brought me up and my brother—in 1890 you asked me to cable a word to your wife—I did not do it—I did not suggest it was better for both you should not meet again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-178" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY BIDDLE</persName> </hi>. I lived at 119, Mercer's Road, Tufnell Park—I formed an acquaintance with the prisoner in the autumn of 1892—for some time he was paying addresses to me—on 22nd November I was married to him at St. John's, Clerkenwell—this is the certificate—since the prisoner has</p>
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<p>been committed for trial I received this letter from Holloway Prison, beginning, "My dear lost wife", and stating, "I am not going to excuse myself at all; I shall plead guilty to-morrow on the 1880 marriage"—at the time I married him I was employed as a teacher in the Board School—I have since lost that position.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The evening you were arrested you said to me, "You are my legal wife"—you treated me very kindly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I understood he was a bachelor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-179" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MACEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant Y</hi>) I went to 119, Mercer's Road, Tufnell Park, and arrested the prisoner—I waited till he came home in the evening—Miss Biddle, Miss Emerick, and others were present—when he came in he said to Miss Emerick, "Holloa, you are here; what brings you here if I see, you are come to get me into a nice mess"—there was some further conversation, and she said, "I am your wife; I have a right to be here"—I took him into custody—he was charged with feloniously marry
<lb/>ing Miss Biddle, knowing that his first wife was really living—I merely knew of his relations with Miss Emerick and Miss Biddle—he said, "My marriage with her was a mock marriage in America, and she is not my wife"—I took him to the station, and he was charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not notice you point to Miss Biddle and say, "That is my legal wife"—you wanted to know if I had a warrant—I said it was not necessary, as it was felony—I objected to your going out of my presence, but you were well dressed, and had no occasion to change your clothes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he married his first wife, who was only two years younger than his mother, through his relations' talk, and he had a letter in the States telling him of his wife's death.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-548-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-548-18930529 t18930529-548-punishment-37"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-182" type="given" value="HANS"/>HANS SHAND</persName> </hi>. I am one of Mr. Gladstone's private secretaries—on Wednesday morning, April 26th, I found amongst the letters addressed to Mr. Gladstone this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it had come through the post—I put the envelope in the waste-paper basket—having read the letter, I handed it to Mr. Lyttelton—the envelope contained this card—I threw the envelope away before I read the letter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-184" type="given" value="ZADOC"/>ZADOC OUTRAM</persName> </hi>. I am valet to Mr. Gladstone—on Wednesday night, April 26th, about twenty minutes past eleven, I let Mr. Gladstone in at</p>
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<p>the front door—as a rule he came in by the garden entrance from St. James's Park—on Monday, the 24th, Mr. Gladstone went to the Levee.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-185" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LIVERSEDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a gunmaker and manufacturer, of 13, Broad Street, Sheffield—the prisoner was in my employment for about three years, up to Saturday night, April 22nd—he was employed by me as a shopman to manage a branch shop that I had—he lived with his wife and family—I did not find out his address until after he left—on Monday, the 24th, I first learned that he had gone away—I have revolvers similar to this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) at the shop in the Haymarket, which the prisoner managed for me—there is no number on it; there is nothing by which I can identify it as coming from my stock—each weapon has a ticket on it, which bears a number corresponding with the number in a register that is kept by me; when the ticket is withdrawn there is nothing to earmark it—there is no number on the cartridges, but as a rule they are Ely's cartridges—we have revolvers similar to this now in stock—the cartridges are difficult to swear to; we are not supposed to open the cases at all—the cartridges have Ely's name on them—this box (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) contains cartridges of the kind we keep—we swear by the box, not by its contents—the box has Ely's name on it—there is a stamp on cartridges of a larger size, not on these which are not used for shooting, being so small.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The chance of shooting straight with such a revolver as this would be rather remote; it might or might not hit at five yards—it is more a toy—the price of it would be somewhere about 8s. 6d. or 10s. 6d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. I did not know that the prisoner had a revolver—I have produced some memorandum books which the prisoner kept for his own guidance, memorandums of the sales at the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew nothing of the prisoner before he entered my employ—this was not the first time he had disappeared from his work—the first time he disappeared was about two years ago, to the best of my recollection—he disappeared without any warning—he stayed away from seven to ten days—he left no message or letter for me—he sent me a letter by post from Liverpool, I think, that was in his handwriting, during his seven days' absence—I have not got the letter; I can remember the principal portion; it was a rambling sort of letter in which something was said about shooting Lord Carrington, but I took little notice of it; it was something like that he had followed Lord Carrington about for three days, intending to shoot him—I don't know what position Lord Carrington held in Australia at that time; it was about two years ago—I understood that the letter said he had followed Lord Carrington about some time previously—I was perfectly satisfied with the prisoner as a servant—occasionally I found him of a rather peculiar temper, but I left him to himself—I thought it might be duo to some little family quarrel; I never heard of any; he had only himself to fall out with—I thought at times that there was something wrong with his health, and I have told him, "If you feel out of sorts let me know, and go into the country"—indeed, I have gone so far as to offer to pay his-expenses, if he would do so—I was not brought much in contact with him; I only used to call in casually in passing his place—I did not have him constantly under my observation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I only knew from hearsay that he had been in Australia</p>
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<p>—he told me so himself—I do not know when he returned from Australia.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is the revolver a serviceable one?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is a toy—if fired close enough it might be fatal, but as a weapon, if I was going rabbit shooting, I should not take it—I should not expect to get a thoroughly good shot with it—it is a Belgian weapon; it is a dangerous one—if a person intended to take the life of another with it, in all probability it might do it, if he got near enough.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>. The prisoner had access to all the revolvers in the shop, to some of the finest weapons made at the present day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-186" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SAVAGE</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Terminus Road, Brighton—I am the lavatory attendant at the Brighton Station—on Sunday morning, 23rd April, shortly after eleven, I remember the prisoner coming and speaking to me—he asked me for a respectable lodging, and I said, "You had better go to my house"—I sent him there—I saw no more of him till he was arrested.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-187" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN SAVAGE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on Sunday morning, 23rd April, the prisoner came to my house—my husband had sent him—he asked for a bed—I told him he could have one—I asked him how long he was going to stay—he said for one night he thought, but he was not quite sure—he came in and washed, and changed his cap, and went out, and remained till half-past seven in the evening—he said he was tired, and thought he should turn in—he said he had been travelling a great deal—he asked to be called on Monday morning, and he left about nine o'clock—he had a small bag with him, and a brown overcoat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see much of him—he seemed tired, and seemed to sleep heavily—he did not complain of being ill—he was much refreshed after his night's rest.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-188" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WEST</persName> </hi> (357
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). On Monday and Tuesday, 24th and 25th April, I was on duty in Downing Street in the morning and afternoon—about twelve on one of those days I noticed a hansom cab standing on the south side of the street, a few yards from the front door of No. 10—I passed the cab two or three times—I saw a man in it, as if sitting waiting for somebody to come out of the Foreign Office—I saw him get out of the cab and dismiss it, and then walk up and down the street on both sides—the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-189" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am night watchman at Samuel Morley's Temperance Hotel, Lambeth Road—on Monday night, 24th April, the prisoner came there with a small bag, and took a bedroom—he slept there on Monday and Tuesday night, paying for the room each night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-190" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT JOHNSON</persName> </hi> (554
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). On Wednesday night, 26th April, I was. on special duty at the tack of Mr. Gladstone's house in Downing Street—my beat extended from Treasury Passage round to the Downing Street steps—Treasury Passage goes under some of the houses in Downing Street from the Horse Guards Parade; it is closed at ten at night, and the gates at the top of the steps are closed at ten—about ten minutes to twelve I was standing in the shade at the angle of the wall—I saw a man come across the Horse Guards Parade from the direction of Carlton House Terrace—he passed where I was, and walked towards Downing Street steps—as far as I could see he did not notice me—when he had gone some eight or nine yards I called out to him; he stopped when I</p>
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<p>called out, just underneath the lamp, about fifty yards this side, of the steps—I called out, "You can't go that way, the gate is looked", and immediately he turned round towards me, and fired one shot from the revolver—I stepped back and peeped from the corner, so as to be under cover, to get out of his way; as I aid that I noticed him coming towards me—I stepped from the corner to a small tree about five yards from where I was standing first, and as he was just getting on to the corner I saw him put his hand underneath the right-hand tail of his jacket; thinking that he had put the revolver away, I made a small circle round to get at the right-hand side of him—I was walking rather quick so as not to excite his attention—I did not know whether he could see me or not, and when I got to the right-hand side of him I threw his right arm over his left shoulder and clasped him round the body, and felt the revolver in his pocket—he said, "It's all right; I don't want to shoot you, policeman"—asked him what he was doing with it—he said, "I was only just having a look at it and putting it straight; I generally carry one when I come across a place like this"—I told him I should take him into custody for firing this revolver off—he said, "I hope you won't say I tried to shoot you, policeman"—I blew my whistle, another constable came, and we all hree went to the King Street Station together—on the way he kept on saying, "It was an accident"—he was charged at the station with wan tonly firing the revolver—he said, "Not wantonly, accidentally"—the revolver is a five-chambered one; one chamber was empty; five had been loaded and one was discharged—at the station I searched him, and took from his pocket this memorandum-book; he took it out of my hand and handed it to the Inspector, saying, "You might as well keep this".</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I took the prisoner in custody he was perfectly cool, until we got near the station, and he said, "I hope you won't charge me with shooting you"—I did not answer him at the moment, and he said it again—I said, "I am not sure about that; I am not going to charge you if I am not sure"—he said, "That's all right, because it was an accident".</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. This is the revolver that I took out of his pocket.
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Birdcage Walk is open all night—he was not going to Birdcage Walk; he was making for Downing Street steps.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-191" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CUDDY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector A</hi>). I was at King Street Station when the prisoner was brought in—he was charged under the Police Act with wantonly discharging firearms—he said, "Not wantonly, accidentally"—he handed me this memorandum book and I produce it—in consequence of what he told me I went to Morley Hotel, Lambeth Road, and in a bedroom there I found this box of cartridges; there were forty-five cart ridges in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-192" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MELVILLE</persName> </hi>. I am an Inspector in the Criminal Investigation Department—on the 11th May, the day the prisoner was remanded to I saw him at Bow Street—I told him he would be charged with sending a letter threatening to murder the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone; at the same time, I said, "This is the letter"—he replied, "Yes, that is my handwriting right enough"; he then paused for a second or two and added, in a low voice, "But I know nothing about it"—I had this memo randum book in my possession at the same time; it has at the beginning</p>
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<p>the name and address of "W. H. Townsend, 17, Hyde Road, Sheffield"—he said, "That is my address, and that is also my handwriting".</p>
<hi rend="italic">The letter to Mr. Gladstone woe read as follows:</hi> "
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GLADSTONE</hi>,—Do drop that cussed Bill. Say something about it in the House to-night, I am going away to the country. You gave me such a shock yesterday, looking so cheerful and happy—such a look of my own father. A quiet day with Nature will quiet my nerves. I had never seen you before. Tour appearance compelled me to raise my hat in respect. I had been waiting for you since morning. After reading the news on Saturday, I left my home, wife, and little ones. If you are removed, 'the bill is dead as Queen Anne. 'Was in Brighton on Sunday, expecting to find you there. If it had not been for my sudden revulsion of feeling, nothing could have saved either of us yesterday. I could have fired six shots before anyone could have had a hand on me. This is to give you another chance. I have such a high opinion of your cleverness that I firmly believe that if you so will it that Bill will become law in spite of Salis bury, Balfour, Chamberlain, and the Lords. But it shan't, if by taking one life or two (yours and mine), I can save the lives of hundreds, perhaps thousands of loyal Ulstermen. Surely that is a sufficient justification. Shall look anxiously in to-morrow's paper for an answer. (Signed)
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. H. TOWNSEND</hi>."</p>
<p>On the back of the letter: "If a secretary opens this, and decides not to show it to the old man, he will be inflicting a great injury upon him." The card bore, on it the name of a keeper of some dining-rooms at Brighton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The following extracts from the prisoner's memorandum book were read:</hi>—"Left home the first thing to-day. Yesterday I watched the entrance from a seat opposite nearly the whole day, which I wasted through being afraid of raising suspicions by making inquiries. I must not do so again. A few inquiries save a lot of time, but I must keep cool. This strain on my mind is terrible. Poor Emma, I wonder how she is to I hope that I shall get it over quickly, then she will know the worst. The revolver sticks a bit. I must manage with five cartridges; surely that will be sufficient for us both I cannot draw back now; I must do my duty. Tell Mr. Liversedge that I have served him faithfully. I am now in a hansom waiting for the.—" "12. 30 p. m.—There is no sign yet; I have waited for more than an hour." "Tuesday, April 25th.—I hung round Downing Street nearly the whole of yesterday. I saw an old gentleman in uniform come out of No. 10, but I took very little notice of him, although I learned afterwards that it was really him. About 4. 30 p. m. a private carriage drove up, and an old gentleman drove away in it. That was him, too. I was close to him when he got in, within eight yards, and very few people were about; but I was so surprised at his appearance that it gave me quite a shock. He seemed so happy and cheerful, and had such a look of my own father that, instead of doing as I had intended, I felt com pelled to raise my hat in respect to his cheerful nod and smile. I then hurried away into Hyde Park, and, dropping into a chair, I never moved for two solid hours, indulging in a silent weep to relieve my nerves." "Wednesday, April 26th.—There is no sign of an answer to my note. I expect that they would not allow him to see it, or else he puts me down as a mad Orangeman, and of no account; but we shall see".</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the defence, called the following witnesses.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-193" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK TOWNSEND</persName> </hi>. I live at 173, Thelwall Road, Sheffield—I am the prisoner's brother—my father is very ill, and unable to attend—the pri soner is thirty-six years of age—he left school at the age of sixteen—he was then apprenticed to Messrs. Turner, Taylor and Marples, of Sheffield—he got on well there, also at school—he was a boy of intelligence, and passed several examinations with credit and honour—in the spring of 1877 he suddenly left his employment and enlisted as a soldier—after four or five months he was eventually bought out, and he returned to Messrs. Turner's—next year he married his cousin, Emma Townsend—I believe he lived happily with her—I never knew or heard of any quarrel between them—between that time and 1882 everything went on quietly—in March, 1882, he suddenly left home, leaving a letter saying that he was going to South America—he gave no reason for it—he left no provision for his wife and children—he did not in fact go to South America—he turned up in Sydney, South Australia—we heard of him there about two months after he left home—he sent a telegram to his wife, with the single word "Hope", no name or address—he afterwards wrote to the effect that he had obtained a good situation with a firm in Sydney—in December, 1882, he returned to England—in the following February he went out to Sydney again, taking his wife and children with him—we heard nothing except what was satisfactory for some time, he had obtained the situation,—while in Australia he disappeared several times—eventually he dis appeared again, leaving his wife and children unprovided for in Australia, and in July, 1888, she returned to England with her children, and without him—she did not know where he was—I don't think he used to write to her—she went to live at Kenilworth—I next saw the prisoner in October, 1889, at my father's house at Brentwood—he was then in a very poor condition as regards clothes and appearance—my father supplied him with money, and he tried to obtain a situation—a few days afterwards my father received a letter from him; I saw the letter—it was in my brother's handwri ting; the purport of it was that he had lost all his money, and he was going to take a walk through the Endcliff Woods in Sheffield, which we construed to mean that he was going to commit suicide—there are several dams of water in those woods—he saw his wife for one night at Kenilworth—he went to Pontefract and slept in the workhouse while there—he afterwards reappeared at my father's house in a much poorer condition than before—my father took him in, and in the course of a few weeks he entered the employ of Mr. Liversedge—he attended to his business there with regularity, and in April, 1891, he disappeared from there without any warning—he sent a letter to my father—I took it out of the letter-box and opened it; it was in my brother's writing—I have not got the original, it is lost; I took a copy of it at the time, this is it: "April 27th, 1891,—Dear father, old John knows nothing about your visit last night. However did you manage to get in? When I awoke and found you at my bedside I was astonished, but understood everything you said, as well as your wishes. Although he may have escaped in a court of law, however will he manage to get away without being seen? I will follow him from Birkenhead side; he shall not escape. You must explain my absence to the boys: better say Emma is ill, and I have had to go to her. I will be very careful; I</p>
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<p>can put back the revolver into stock when I return. Good-bye. The money I have in hand will see me through. "We understood that letter referred to his cousin, Walter Townsend—there is no truth whatever in the suggestion in that letter that my Cousin Walter had robbed my father—my father had not been to visit him that night—the letter is a pure delusion—he was sleeping a mile and a half away from him at the time—this was in April—after Mr. Liversedge took him back, until just lately, things were going on fairly quietly—owing to these disappearances and for other reasons my father had the prisoner examined by a doctor, with a view of discovering his mental condition; that was in October, 1889—the doctor is present who examined him—I know nothing of my own knowledge of his state of health at the beginning of last April—these disappearances occurred at the time his wife was going to have a baby—he was in a state of anxiety—he was on good terms with his wife, and was very fond of his children—he was of temperate, sober habits, and has always been so—his grandmother on my father's side, and his uncle on my mother's side, both died in lunatic asylums.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> One died at Haddon Asylum, near Warwick, and the other at the Asylum near Worcester.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930529-name-194" type="given" value="OLIVER"/>OLIVER BARBER</persName> </hi>, M. D. and M. R. C. S. of England. I live at Sheffield—I have known the prisoner's family between eighteen and twenty years—I have attended his father for that time—I have had opportunities of observing the character and conduct of the prisoner—I can quite corroborate the history of his life as related by his brother; I have known him all the time since his first lapse—in October, 1889, and at other times his father consulted me with regard to him—in consequence of that I examined him with regard to his mental condition—he was then at his father's factory; he is a jet ornament manufacturer—he had suddenly arrived from Australia, at eleven at night, at his father's house, dressed like a tramp; and I saw him next day at his father's request, at the factory—I had a general conversation with him—he did not appear to be at all alive to the seriousness of having left his wife and family in Australia totally unprovided for—he did not appear as if he could assign any reason—I knew of his delusion with regard to his cousin—from my examination of him I could find nothing definite to act u