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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, June 26th, 1893, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-1" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice;
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-3" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-4" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HART</persName> </hi>, Esq., Lieut. Col.
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-5" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-6" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq., 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="t18930626-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="t18930626-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="t18930626-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-11" type="given" value="GEORGE ROSE"/>GEORGE ROSE INNES</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNILL, MAYOR. NINTH 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, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAYMOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH SCOTT</hi>. On November 26th, 1892, I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi>, in consequence of which I wrote to the prisoner, and subsequently went to the address given in the advertisement, and saw the prisoner—I told him I had called in answer to the advertisement with reference to a vacancy in his business—I asked him for references, which he gave me—I asked him if he was embarrassed in any way; he said he was not, and there was nothing to hide—he said if he had a little more money in his business it would be a help to him, and I gave him £100 to be invested in his business—this agreement was entered into between us. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th November</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">by which the prosecutor was to be engaged as an assistant for three years upon a payment of</hi>£100, £50
<hi rend="italic">to be paid down, and the £100 to be repaid by instalments</hi>)—I undertook my duties on November 25th, and remained till about the middle of April—there was very little business in the office—I understood the prisoner was at Bourne
<lb/>mouth—I did not see him again till he was arrested—I believe £10 has since been paid to my solicitor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RAYMOND</hi>. I believe the defendant is an archi
<lb/>tect and surveyor—I had been a tutor in a private school—I did not know much of this business—I had 35s. a week at first, afterwards £2—the prisoner had a business at Bournemouth, in partnership with a gentleman—altogether I have received £40 or £50 from him—I did not go into partnership with him—I have desired to withdraw this charge—I do not wish to press it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-14" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES L'ENFANT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bankruptcy Court—I produce a file, of the proceedings in the defendant's bankruptcy on December 10th, 1891—he is still undischarged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-15" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GRANT</persName> </hi> (
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<p>it"—at the station he said to the prosecutor, "If I pay you this money will you withdraw?—the prosecutor made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-18" type="given" value="SUSANNAH MAGDELINE"/>SUSANNAH MAGDELINE EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother at 19, Pelham Place, South Kensington—on Saturday night, May 27th, I went to bed about ten, after seeing the house perfectly safe—I was awoke about half-past eleven by the breaking of glass—I waited a little, and then heard a second breaking of glass—I got out of bed and went to my window—I heard a window below open, and I opened my window—I heard noises below in the scullery—I then opened my door, and went on the landing and listened, and distinctly heard the latch of the passage door move a little—I then went to my mother's room—she rang her bell and I opened her window, and cried, "Police!"—a gentleman was passing, and he went and fetched the police—when I went to bed the scullery window was perfectly safe—I saw it afterwards, and it was then wide open, and a pane of glass was broken, and the bolt was broken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The door opened towards you.
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS NORTHERNER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Serjeant</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). On Saturday night, May 27th, about 11. 30, I was on duty in Pelham Place—my attention was called by a gentleman that there was someone at the back of the houses—I hurried to the spot with two constables—I stationed one in the passage, and left the other in front of the house—I went through the next house, No. 17, to No. 19—I could find no one at the back of the house—I got over the wall and searched No. 19 with my light—by that time Constable German had come through the passage with the prisoner in his custody—I said to the prisoner, "What are you doing her?"—he said, "I came down here to make water"—I took him to the station and examined his clothing—his trousers had marks of whitewash and colouring right down his leg—I afterwards examined the premises, and found whitewash and colours of the same description—I found a square of glass broken in the scullery window, the catch pushed back, and the window lifted up—the entry was made in that way—an inner door had been forced open, I should say, by pushing against it—it only had a small bolt—a square of glass was broken in the roof of the conservatory at the back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The door that was forced open opens outwards—it only took me about two minutes to get the two policemen—at first I only examined the back of the premises to see if anyone was there—I examined the other part afterwards—I found nothing on you—the wall at the back is about six feet high.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-19" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GERMAN</persName> </hi> (260
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). On Saturday night, 27th May, I was stationed behind 19, Pelham Place—hearing a noise at the back of 19, Pelham Place, I entered, and found the prisoner crouched by the side of the wall—I asked him what he was doing there—he replied, "Can't you see?"—I pulled him from the wall, and found a piece of cotton twined round his shoulder and the button of his coat—that was a piece of black cotton put by the police at the top of the wall for the purpose of detection—there was a slight indication of his having made water—at the station I examined</p>
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<p>the prisoner's clothing—I found a little lime on his knees and also on the toes of his boots—I called the sergeant's attention to it, and also the inspector's.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction in December</hi>, 1892.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930626-580-offence-1 t18930626-name-21"/>William George Mark</persName>, and stealing an accordion.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-22" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE MARK</persName> </hi>. I live and keep a tripe shop at 150, Essex Road, Islington—on the evening of May 24th I shut up my house and went to bed—this accordion was in my parlour—about eleven next morn
<lb/>ing it was gone, and I went for the police—the glass of the back window had been broken, and the window raised—the breaking of the glass would enable anyone to put in a hand and unfasten the catch, and lift up the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The window had been broken before that night—a piece sufficient to put a fist through was out, and a piece of paper pasted over it, and that paper was broken the next morning.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On early morning of May 25th I was in Essex Road, and I saw the prisoner come out of 148, an unoccupied house, next door to the prosecutor's—he was carrying this black bag—I stopped him, and asked what he had in the bag—he said, "What has that to do with you?"—I questioned him again, and he said, "I have got a musical instrument and some boots in the bag"—I asked him where he got them from—he said, "Mind your own business"—I took him to the station, where I searched him, and found he had got twenty-one pairs of boots and this accordion, twelve skeleton keys, a jemmy, a piece of candle, and a box of matches—he gave the name of Emanuel, but refused his address and occupation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Two men going along Upper Street gave me information before I saw you coming out of the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said he saw two men leaving the house, and thought it was empty, as the door was open, and that he went in and saw the things behind the door, and took them.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930626-581-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to being found by night with housebreaking implements in his possession;</rs> also to a conviction of felony at this Court in March, 1889, in the name of
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-26" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Williams</persName>.—
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<interp inst="t18930626-582-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, to feloniously marrying Albertina Dawson during the lifetime of his wife.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY CRISPE</hi> (63)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN SMITH</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18930626-583-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlaw
<lb/>fully committing an act of gross indecency.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">CRISPE</hi>**—
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<hi rend="italic">One Year and Ten Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-583-18930626 t18930626-583-punishment-7"/>Discharged on recognizances.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-584-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DAWSON</hi> (16)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-32" type="given" value="EDMUND SALISBURY"/>EDMUND SALISBURY CHESSMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 19, Brewer Street, Regent Street—on 24th May, about ten o'clock, I served the pri
<lb/>soner with a twopenny cigar—he gave me a florin—I told him it was bad—he said he did not know it; he got it at Ilford or Chingford the previous day—he wrote down his address on this paper, which I handed to Greenwood, and said he was employed at Parkins and Gotto's, so I let him go; but I went up the street after him, and gave him in custody—this is the coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You did not say that you sold flowers in the street opposite Parkins and Gotto's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GREENWOOD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). I took the prisoner—he said he did not know the coin was bad; he took it at Chingford yesterday—I found nothing on him—at the station he gave his name, "George Dawson, 16, Warren Street, Tottenham Court Road," but he also gave the names of Woodman, and Browning, and several names.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-33" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this coin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I got the coin the day before at Chingford in change for a sovereign. I did not know it was bad. I had quite enough of prison the last time, and lost a good home.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction in November</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES WILSON</hi> (62)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-35" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA ANGAR</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Lord Nelson, Bishopsgate Street Without—on May 20th I served the prisoner with half a pint of ale—he shuffled a florin to me, instead of putting it down—I bit it, and doubled it with my fingers, and took it to my mistress, who gave it to my master, who bent it, and asked the prisoner if he knew it was bad—he said "No"—he wanted to have it back, and to give me a half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. HATTERMORE</hi>. My husband keeps the Lord Nelson—on May 20th the last witness handed me this florin—I passed it to my husband.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-36" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HATTERMORE</persName> </hi>. My wife handed me this florin—I tried it in the tester, and found it bad—I said to the prisoner, "This is bad"—he pulled out two half-crowns, and asked me to take one of them—I said "No"—he asked me to give him the coin back—I said "No," and he ran out—I went after him, and gave him in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-37" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER"/>CHRISTOPHER ADAMS</persName> </hi> (892
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I saw Mr. Hattermore stop the prisoner—he said to me, "This man has been trying to pass a bad two shilling-piece at my house"—I took him to the station—he said, "I got it</p>
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<p>in change for a sovereign yesterday somewhere in Poplar"—I found on him two half-crowns and a sixpence—I received this florin from Mr. Hattermore.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I got it accidentally when I changed a sovereign the day before. Of course, I did not stop in the public-house to be taken to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-39" type="given" value="NELLY"/>NELLY WICK</persName> </hi>. I manage a dairy for my husband at 33, Church Farm Road—on June 3rd the prisoner and another man came in and asked for a glass of milk, price Id.—the other man tendered this florin (
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WICK</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—she called me, and the prisoner ran away—I gave chase, and never lost sight of him till he got inside the pencil factory—a policeman went in and brought him out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-41" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GRORGE GARROD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I received information, and saw the prisoner on the roof of a pencil factory, six storeys high—I went up and found him concealed behind a chimney, and a florin between some. timber within his reach—I asked Rim how he came by it—he said he did not know, but he and a friend had been gambling, and he supposed he got it in that way—I asked his address—he said he had no fixed abode.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these coins are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence. I</hi> ran away because I was frightened, and went up six flights of stairs and got behind a sign-board.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-587-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JONES</hi>(37)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ELLA
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective T</hi>). On 18th June I was on duty in. King's Road, Fulham, with Fowler, another officer, and saw the three prisoners walking together—I followed them to the corner of Nelson Parade—Jones went into No. 7, a greengrocer's shop, and asked for half a pound of tomatoes—I said, "Serve this young fellow first"—the woman did so, and I saw her give him change, and found Jones had given her a base coin—I went out—they all three went along the street together—we followed them a mile towards Putney Bridge—they turned round and joined one another twice or three times—I got the assistance of another officer and stopped them on Putney Bridge, and told them the charge—Jones put his hand in his pocket—I said "Give me that," and found this packet of coins—we took them to Walham Green Station</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FOWLER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector T</hi>). I was with Humphreys in plainclothes—I took Ellacott, and Humphreys said in the hearing of all three that they would be charged with uttering—Ellacott gave his address, at the station, 73, Felton Street, Oxford Street, and Jones at White Horse Chambers—we have been there but cannot find anything about him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is a common lodging-house, much frequented.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad—those passed by Jones are from the same mould as the nine.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLACOTT</hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BAILEY</hi> (45)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930626-589-offence-1 t18930626-name-49"/>William Telbury</persName>, and twenty-eight tools of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930626-589-offence-1 t18930626-name-50"/>William Thomas White</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TELBURY</persName> </hi>. I am a builder's foreman—on May 27th I was employed at 52, Fore Street—I left at 12. 15, leaving no one on the premises—when I returned I found the prisoner inside the hoarding, on a ladder taking a door down to get out—I called a constable and gave him in charge—he had two tools by his side which belong to me, and two baskets of tools belonging to another man, White—he had taken one screw out of the door and half of another—he wished me not to lock him op as he was hard up—the tools had been taken from the third floor—I saw no other man.</p>
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<persName id="t18930626-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930626-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter and joiner, of 26, Elling Road, Stratford—I was working at 52, Fore Street, and left at 12. 30 on Saturday, leaving two baskets there—I went there again at six a. m. on Tuesday, and missed them; I found them at the station—they contained twenty-eight tools.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On May 27th I was called to 52, Fore Street, by Telbury, who said there was a man on the premises—the prisoner came down from a wooden platform outside the building—I said, "How did you get in?"—he made no reply—he afterwards said, "I went below and got myself locked in"—I took him to the station—he gave his name as George Davis, but when another man recognised him he changed his name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that another man took him into the house to look for work, and on returning they found them
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<interp inst="t18930626-589-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS CONNOR</hi> (32)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES ARMSTRONG</hi> (25)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES PACKARD</hi> (22)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18930626-590-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PACKARD</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-590-18930626 t18930626-590-punishment-16"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOPKINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 50, Nelson Square, Blackfriars—on 22nd April I drew two cheques, one for £8 10s. 6d.; and the other for £7 6s.3d., payable to the order of Mrs. E. Spofforth—they are now endorsed "E. Spofforth"—I put them in an envelope, and addressed it to "J. Branford, coachman to Mrs. Spofforth, 79, Cadogan Place"—it should have been addressed to 79, Little Cadogan Place; I made the mistake—in consequence of not receiving any acknowledgment of the letter, I went to my bankers on the 2nd May, and found that the cheques had been paid in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-63" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BRANFORD</persName> </hi>. I am coachman to Mrs. Spofforth, of 79, Little Cadogan Place—I never received these two cheques—I expected to receive them, and wrote to Hopkins—I do not know either of the prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-64" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SPOFFORTH</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, St. George's Place, Hyde Park—these cheques should have come to me through my coachman, Branford, who is my collector—I never received them—these endorsements are not mine, or written by my authority.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-65" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAWSON</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live in Roby Street, Pimlico—on Sunday, 23rd April, these cheques were shown to me by Honeyball in the kitchen at 79, Cadogan Place—Trainer was there, and heard what Honeyball said—she asked me if I would go to Newington Butts and get them changed for her—I said I would try in the morning—she said they had come from her late mistress, that one was for wages and the other for clothes which she had pledged for her mistress—they were crossed cheques—I have no banking account—I took them to the bank in Newington Butts, and they said they must come through a banker—I went back to Mrs. Honeyball and gave them to her—Trainer was present—I took them across to the Rising Sun and left them with the landlord, and two days afterwards he gave me the amount, £15 16s. 9d., which I took to Honeyball, in Trainer's presence—she said, "What are you going to pay the gentleman for his trouble?" and Honeyball gave me 3s.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-66" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN DOLDER</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Rising Sun—I cashed these two cheques for Dawson and handed him the money on the 26th—I paid the cheques into my bank, and they were honoured—I knew Trainer as a customer—I asked what they were for, and they said for Honeyball's wages.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-67" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Camera Square, Chelsea—I have known the prisoner Trainer two years—I saw her on Thursday afternoon, 27th April—she came to me to go out shopping with her—she had seven or eight sovereigns in her puree—we went to a pawnbroker's, and she took some things out of pawn and afterwards made some purchases.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-68" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective V</hi>). On 15th May I arrested Honeyball at Clare, in Suffolk—she was detained there on this charge—she had already made a statement which had been put in writing—I brought her to London—on 23rd May I arrested Trainer in Ebury Street—I told her I should take her into custody for being concerned with Honeyball in stealing a letter and forging two endorsements on two cheques—she said, "Very well, I am on my way to the Court"—at the station I read to Trainer the statement which Honeyball had made—after hearing it read, Trainer said, "It is a lie." (
<hi rend="italic">The statement was read as follows;</hi>—"I was led into this by my cousin's wife, Mrs. Trainer, with whom I was staying. She had the money and pawned my clothes as well. My cousin's husband is a police constable; he knew I had the money; he was care
<lb/>taker at the house.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-69" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY EMMENS</persName> </hi>. The prisoner Trainer is my daughter—I was living with her at 79, Cadogan Place, where she was caretaker—she can write a little, not much; this letter is my writing—she asked me to write it—she did not exactly dictate it to me, she told me what to write; it was written to Mary Honeyball—the envelope is directed to her at Dunston Grove, near Newmarket—Trainer gave me that address—Honeyball had been living in the house about a week or ten days. (
<hi rend="italic">This letter stated that they were in a lot of trouble about this affair, that search was being made for her, and the best thing she could do was to try and get a place in the country for some months, and keep out of the way.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Trainer.</hi> I know nothing about about the letter; I never wrote to Mary in my life.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector V</hi>). On 5th May I was making in
<lb/>quiries into this matter—I went to 79, Cadogan Place, and saw Trainer—I told her I was a police inspector, and was making inquiries respecting a letter sent by post containing two cheques addressed to Mr. Branford, which letter was found on Mary—I said, "Who is Mary?"—she said, "She is a servant out of a situation, and has been lodging here about six weeks"—I said, "Do you know anything of the cheques?"—she said, "I saw her with two cheques which she told me her mistress had sent, one for wages, and one for some clothing which had been in pledge"—I said, "Did she give you any of the money"—she said, "No, I only charged her 7s. a week for her board and lodging, and she has not. paid me anything since she has been here"—I said, "Do you know where she has gone?"—she said, "No; I saw her on Monday night, and when I went to call next morning she had gone"—on the 23rd, I saw her at Rochester Row Station in the presence of Honeyball—I saw the written statement which she had made, and I read it over to her, and I said to Trainer, "Do you know what your cousin is charged with?"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "She has made a statement implicating you"—she said, "It is a lie"—Honeyball said, "You know it is the truth; you only gave me 3s. to spend, and 2s. to pay my fare to Clare"—she was then charged; she made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-71" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HONEYBALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). Trainer's husband is my cousin—in April last I was staying with her at 79, Cadogan Place—I have pleaded guilty to forging and uttering these cheques; I was in want and in trouble at the time, my clothes being all in pledge, and was out of a situation—I am a domestic servant—I remember this letter arriving; I took it out</p>
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<p>of the letter-box—I thought it was a circular, and opened it—I found it contained these two cheques; being in want it tempted me, and I took the cheques—I signed the name on the back of the cheques—I showed them to Trainer before signing them; I told her they were for my wages and clothes—she said, "Oh, very well"—I showed her the letter, but she cannot read or write—I signed the names in her presence—I gave the cheques to Dawson, and he brought me the money—I kept all of it—I gave my cousin £7 out of it to buy clothes and to get some clothes from pledge—I owed her for six weeks' board and lodging—I don't know how much; I owed her 7s. a week—I wanted to go into the country, to Suffolk—I got the money for it out of this—I had about £8—I gave Trainer the £7 to buy three dresses for me, which I took away with me in a parcel—I spent the £8; I cannot now say how—this is a statement I made in Holloway Prison—it is my writing, and I signed it—I also made a statement at the Police-station at Glare, and signed it—when I was brought to London, that statement was read over at the station in Trainer's presence—she said it was untrue; I said it was quite true—I did say I was led into this by her, but I made a mistake—I also said she had the money, but that was false; I did not know what I was saying; it is all untrue—I told Trainer that I was entitled to this money, that it came from my mistress—I never received this letter from Trainer's father; I have never seen it before to-day—I gave Dawson three shillings for his trouble in changing the cheques; he gave me the whole of the £15.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-72" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). Trainer bought one dark blue serge dress for herself, and a grey dress for Mary, and she bought several other things, such as drapery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a written defence, stated that the saw some papers in. Trainer's hand, which she said was her wages from her last situation, and she gave them to Dawson, who brought her back</hi>£15;
<hi rend="italic">and she gave her</hi>£7
<hi rend="italic">to buy her some dresses, but did not receive one penny of the money, nor had she any knowledge of the meanings or value of cheques.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictments against the prisoners
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930626-591-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered against.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18930626-592-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/> committing various misdemeanours against the Bankruptcy Laws.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-74" type="given" value="GUY"/>MR. GUY STEPHENSON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930626-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930626-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-75" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES L'ENFANT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bankruptcy Division of the High Court of Justice—I produce the file of proceedings in the prisoner's bankruptcy—his petition was filed on May 12th, 1892, and the receiving order and adjudication were the same day—the statement of affairs was sworn on May 30th—the gross liabilities are £4,215 2s.11d., of which £3,757 7s.3d. was expected to rank, and the assets were £283 6s. 1d., the deficiency being £3,556 16s. 10d.—among the assets at the date of filing the petition is cash in hand, £48 12s.; at the bank, £2 9s.9d—beyond that there is no mention of cash in hand—in the list of partially secured creditors I find, "Charles Morgan, 100, Benally Road, New Wandsworth, £100 for money lent; security, lease of stables"—this is the cash account (filed on July 12th, 1892, by order of the Court) of all</p>
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<p>the prisoner's receipts and payments between March 19th and May 12th, 1892—on April 8th there are entries of the receipt of four sums, amount
<lb/>ing to £538, part proceeds of a cheque for £563—on April 11th is a pay
<lb/>ment to Dowland of £10—there is no other payment to Dowland after that—at the end of the cash account I see "Losses on betting, £370."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It appears that he received for betting £73—accounts similar to these are made up by accountants—there is a sum of £34 10s. in the accounts for accountant and solicitor—the trustee in bankruptcy is here—I know nothing about the bankruptcy of McPhearson and Co.—I believe six other people are in liquidation through the failure of McPhearson.</p>
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<persName id="t18930626-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930626-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-76" type="given" value="GEORGE BLAGRAVE"/>GEORGE BLAGRAVE SNELL</persName> </hi>. I am one of the official shorthand writers to the Bankruptcy Court—I took shorthand notes of the prisoner's public examination on 21st June, and the private examination on 8th August, 8th September, 26th October, and 10th November, 1892—this is the transcript of those notes—I have compared it with the original notes, and it is correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930626-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930626-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-77" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LAMB</persName> </hi> I am assistant clerk to the Fulham Board of Guardians—I know the prisoner—this is a cheque dated 7th April, 1892, for £563 1 1s. 1d., drawn to the order of the Board in favour of the prisoner—it is endorsed "James Spragg"—this is the receipt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930626-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930626-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930626-name-78" type="surname" value="PAINTER"/>
<interp inst="t18930626-name-78" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PAINTER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk in charge of the Walham Green branch of the London and South-Western Bank—the prisoner banked with us—he brought the cheque to us, and I guaranteed the endorsement on it as genuine, and sent it on to the West Brompton branch of our bank—this is a certified copy of a portion of the prisoner's account at our bank—our bank is a limited company, and makes a return—John Dowland has an account at our branch; he brought £300 in Bank of England notes in May, I believe—the effects book is one of our ordinary bank books; in it are entered, in the ordinary course of business, the numbers and particulars of bank notes received—I have made this copy of the entries in the book of the notes brought by Dowland on 11th May, and have examined it with the original, and it is correct. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to the copy of the entries being referred to, as it was not a complete copy of the entries in the book. The witness was directed to bring the effects book from the bank.</hi>)</p>
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<persName id="t18930626-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930626-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-79" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the West Brompton branch of the London and South-Western Bank—the prisoner brought me this cheque on April 8th, and I handed him £500 in notes and £63 11s. Id. in cash—I had two lots of notes in the bank that day, dirty and clean, and I paid the prisoner £500 out of the dirty notes—I paid no one else out of those dirty notes, but sent the remainder on to the Bank of England—we open at nine a. m., and we send our dirty notes on about ten a. m.—the effects book is one of our ordinary books; we enter in it numbers and particulars of all notes coming to our branch—there would appear a list of the notes in the bank that morning, and the source from whence they came, and their numbers and dates—I have made this copy; it is a complete list of all the dirty notes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930626-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930626-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18930626-name-80" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18930626-name-80" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk in the Bank of England—I produce an examined copy of entries in the books, which snow the</p>
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<p>numbers, values, and dates of notes received by us from the London and South-Western Bank on April 8th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930626-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930626-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-81" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have compared the list from the Bank of England with that out of which I paid the prisoner—the value of the notes in my list is £1,175, those in Mr. Williams's list £655—there is a clerical error of £20—the £1,175 consisted of a £100 note, number 13505; a £50 note, 20797; three £20 notes, 35115, 35116, 03553; seven £10 notes, and 179£5 notes—those notes are included in my list and not in Mr. Williams's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930626-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930626-name-82" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-82" type="given" value="BERTHA"/>BERTHA MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a pupil teacher, living with my parents at The Laurels, Epsom—the prisoner, who is my cousin, brought me a letter in April, I think—I read it—he left it with me—I cannot tell you what I did with it afterwards; I think it was burnt, but I would not be quite certain—all the letters were destroyed, I could not say by whom—we burnt it at home, I believe—I live with my father, Charles Morgan—the prisoner said nothing about the letter but simply gave it to me, and I answered it—I asked the prisoner what I should say—he said, "If I were writing the letter I should say so-and-so," and then I wrote the letter—whatever I wrote in reply was in substance what he told me—this is the letter—it is directed to Mr. Henderson. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he was not prepared to pay anything for Mr. Henderson's interest in the lease of Norman's stable, but that he sent lease for perusal. It was signed C. Morgan.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-83" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I live at Epsom, and am a gardener—in 1882 I lent the prisoner £100—I had two I O U's of his as security, and in 1890 I also had the lease of some stables as additional security—on April 9th, 1892, the prisoner came and paid my wife the £100 in a note—I was not in; I saw him as he was coming away—I had never asked him to pay, nor pressed him for payment—he paid me interest at 5 per cent.—I kept the note till it was convenient to go and pay it into the bank—I paid it into my account at the London and County Bank, Epsom branch, on May 2nd—I believe my daughter wrote this letter in the prisoner's presence, but I would not be certain—I know he brought a letter—I never lived at Benally Road; I have been there—it is not my address—I knew nothing about my being set out as a partly-secured creditor in the bankrupt's statement of affairs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930626-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18930626-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-84" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK CRESSWELL</persName> </hi>. I am clerk at the Epsom branch of the London and County Bank—I produce a certified copy of the account of Charles Morgan—the £100 note (13505) was paid in to his account on May 2nd, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Stephenson read portions of the shorthand notes of the prisoner's examination in bankruptcy.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN MCDONALD"/>JOHN MCDONALD HENDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am a chartered accountant, and was appointed trustee in the prisoner's bankruptcy on June 4th, 1892—I am also trustee in McPhearson's bankruptcy—it was the prisoner's practice to accept bills drawn by McPhearson and Co.—at the date of the bank
<lb/>ruptcy McPhearson had drawn bills for £2,700—the prisoner owed McPhearson at the time of McPhearson's failure £3,800, for which McPhearson had drawn £2,700 and discounted on the Bank of Scotland—so long as McPhearson went on propping the prisoner up he could go n, but when McPhearson came down the prisoner came down too—the</p>
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<p>prisoner was a coal merchant—I found in the cash-book a sum of £608 not accounted for—proceedings were taken before Mr. Justice Vaughan Williams to set aside the payment to Dowland of £300 as fraudulent and void against me, and as to Morgan's £100 that was a fraudulent prefer
<lb/>ence—I received this letter from the young lady in answer to a letter of mine addressed to Morgan at Benally Road—I have a copy of the letter I wrote in my letter-book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> McPhearson failed for £64,000—he did not bring down five or six others; they brought him down—five or six other persons failed in the same way as the prisoner, that is, they owed McPhearson money, and he went on giving them credit till he failed—McPhearsons are wholesale coal merchants—I first took counsel's opinion about this matter with reference to criminal proceedings in this case immediately before application was made; I cannot tell the date—the application was to prosecute the prisoner and Dowland—I knew about the £300 and the £100 some time about October or November—the moment I knew of it I brought the thing before the Chief Judge—it took time to get these facts out—the Chief Judge heard it in February, and immediately after that I took evidence—the application to Mr. Justice Vaughan Williams was put down in December, but was not reached till February—after the Chief Judge's decision I took counsel's opinion—the prisoner was a long time under examination in bankruptcy, and was asked a great many questions—my suspicions were aroused in this case from the very first—from the moment I found a cash-book not made up, I suspected the bankrupt—I have acted as trustee in a hundred bankruptcies—when I find a cash-book that has hitherto been made up, and then it it not made up, and when I find a balance of £600 stopping short, I begin to suspect it—this man kept a cash account—it was capitally kept—his turnover would be about £20 or £30, or perhaps £40 a week—all his books were capitally kept—I do not know that he only got commission on coal he sold—it is not the fact, because I have looked into the books—the prisoner did not accept accommodation bills for McPhearson—he never accepted for McPhearson for anything more than he owed them at any time, so far as I can make out—I should think I have seen the prisoner a dozen times—I have seen him about three times at my office—I should think the longest interview I had with him at my office lasted from two to ten minutes—I don't think I ever examined him at my office as to any entries in the books—I applied for his examination before the Registrar—on one or two occasions the prisoner was sent for to the office to give an explanation as to the book debts—he gave it, I believe—he had a lot of book debts standing in his ledger which I found out afterwards were paid, and I had to get an explanation of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There is no suggestion that the prisoner is illiterate—his books were perfectly well kept—he was a member of the Fulham Vestry.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-86" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PAINTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have brought the books of the bank from Walham Green, where John Dowland had an account—this is the original book—this £300 is the total amount.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have compared the three lists, the list from the Bank of England, the list produced by Mr. Painter, and my own list—that includes the dirty notes handed to Spragg and forwarded to the Bank of England—I did not take the numbers of them—that is a</p>
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<p>complete list; they are all included—I am quite certain that all the dirty notes were those paid to the Bank of England—I have compared' the lists from B to E, list B E and list C, and I find the numbers in list C are notes which were handed by me to Spragg on April 8th—I have on these exhibits marked the notes which appear on both—that would be so in list E, and in my own list, C—that exhausts them all; that makes £300, but there is still £100 short.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. M. HENDERSON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I was in correspondence with the trustee in June, 1892, and received the letter from him dated June 18th, which has been read.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received cm excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930626-593-offence-1 t18930626-name-89"/>James Carden</persName>, her husband being alive.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on her own recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STAPLETON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-91" type="given" value="JAMES WROTTESLEY"/>JAMES WROTTESLEY NOEL</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at Hoare's Bank, Fleet Street—on 21st April this cheque for £24 2s.6d. was presented to me—the drawer is Lemprier Brothers, who are customers of ours—it is payable to the order of J. Jennings—to the best of my belief the prisoner is the man I paid the money to—I have known him for years—I have here ten cheques which have passed through our bank to Lamprier and Brown's account—the earliest is November 14th, 1892—they were all paid at the counter, and the amounts have been charged against Lemprier's account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was not at all unusual to write a cheque on blank paper—I was subpÅ“naed to the Mansion House and saw the prisoner in the dock—I had not seen him till then—the counter at Hoare's Bank faces the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My impression was that it was in the afternoon—there was plenty of light.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-92" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT STRICKLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at Messrs. Hoare's—I cashed this cheque for £57 14s.7d. on November 15th, to the best of my knowledge, to the prisoner—it is dated the 14th—I had seen him in the bank before—on 18th April I cashed this cheque for £23 4s.2d. over the counter to the best of my belief to the prisoner—I asked why it was on plain paper—he said Mr. Lemprier was in the country, and had not got his cheque-book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have many opportunities of judging handwriting—the words "or order" on these cheques are quite dissimilar, and, as far as I can judge, the two cheques are written by different persons, except the signatures—the other cheques are very likely written by different persons, but I think some are written by the same person—I attended at the Mansion House by subpoena, and saw the prisoner in the dock—I did not pick him out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I think four different persons wrote these cheques, and eleven are written by the same person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I do not see any resemblance between the figure 4 in exhibit A and the figures 4 in the other two cheques which I cashed—I</p>
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<p>should say these two cheques are written by one person, and the third by a different person—these two others are written by a different person, but the signature is the same in all, and it resembles the original signature in every way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-93" type="given" value="HARRY READ"/>HARRY READ LEMPRIER</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 56, Lincoln's Inn Fields—I practice as Lemprier and Brown, but there is no Mr. Brown—the prisoner was in my employ for ten years down to January, 1891, when he left at my request—he was an engrossing clerk, and a very able pen
<lb/>man—he knew where I banked—this is not my signature to this cheque for £24 2s.6d., nor is it written by my authority, but it is a good imita
<lb/>tion—the prisoner saw my signature every day the body of the cheque is in his writing; I cannot swear to the endorsement, but it may be his—I cannot swear to the body of this cheque for £57 14s. 3d., but the signa
<lb/>ture is the prisoner's, without a doubt—it is like mine, but his ordinary signature is not like mine—I have not got a letter-book here, but I can send for one—he was constantly signing Lemprier and Brown in the letter book, and got into the habit of writing like myself—I cannot swear that the endorsement is his—this cheque of 24th December, 1892, for £20 5s. is not signed by me or by my authority—both the body and the signature are the prisoner's, but I cannot swear positively to the endorsement—it is an imitation of my signature—I should say the body of this cheque of December 27th, 1892, for £24 7s., in favour of Mr. Richards, is the prisoner's writing; I cannot swear to the endorsement—the body of this cheque of 10th January, 1893, is not his writing, but the signature is his, and I did not authorise him to sign it—both the body and endorsement and signature of this cheque of February 1st, 1893, are in the prisoner's writing, and without authority—this cheque for £10 3s., of February 9th, is in the prisoner's writing; it is drawn to J. Jones—the signature is the prisoner's; I cannot swear to the endorsement—both the body and signature of this cheque of 2nd March, for £25 2s.9d., in favour of J. Jenkins, are the prisoner's, but I cannot swear to the endorsement—comparing that with the one on which he is being charged, I have no doubt they are by the same hand, and they are the prisoner's writing—this cheque of April 8th is on my lithographed letter paper—he came to the office after he was discharged, and the paper was lying about—I cannot positively say in whose writing the body of this cheque to C. Castans for £29 11s.5d. is, but the signature is the prisoner's, and I am nearly sure the endorsement is—this cheque of April 10th for £20 68. 3d. in favour of Simpson is on my letter paper—the body and the signature and endorsement are in the prisoner's writing, and not authorised by me—the body of this cheque of 18th April for £23 4s.2d. in favour of Sanders is the prisoner's, and the signature and endorsement, and not authorised by me—the letter-book is in daily use in the office—I referred to two letters; the one on the left has my signature—mine is signed Lemprier and Company—I have no Lemprier and Brown there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This cheque of February 1st for £29 18s.6d. is in the prisoner's handwriting—he is perfectly capable of writing like this—I have no doubt it is his—I generally have my pass-book made up every week, sometimes it goes for a fortnight, but it was taken away altogether and never brought back—it was lost at the end of March—my cashier had had it within a month—I had a new clerk to keep the ledger, and</p>
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<p>he ought to have called my attention to the two or three, cheques drawn on white paper, but he did not—he came last August—all those cheques were written by the prisoner—anybody could see that they are not my writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There are two copy letters here both signed Lemprier and Co. by the prisoner—the "Feb." is in his writing—I have no doubt, comparing this with the "Feb." in the letter-book, that, they are written by the same hand; the general character is the same—I never draw cheques on pieces of paper—as the pass-book was not returned the cheques were not returned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-94" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Inspector</hi>). On Saturday, 3rd June, I saw the prisoner in custody at the Bridewell Station—I said, "You will be charged with forging and uttering a cheque for £57 odd on Messrs. Hoares, and other cheques amounting to £35 4s."—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I showed him this cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was searched at the station, and two pawn-tickets were found on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. R. LEMPRIKR</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>). His wife coming to the office and kicking up a row sometimes was not the principal reason of my discharging him—he was discharged for neglect of duty; he was con
<lb/>stantly absent from the office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-594-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-594-18930626 t18930626-594-punishment-20"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 27
<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="t18930626-595-offence-1 t18930626-name-96"/>Henry Neadham</persName>, with intent to steal—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-595-18930626 t18930626-595-punishment-21"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930626-596-offence-1 t18930626-name-98"/>George Heagarty</persName>, and stealing a shirt and other articles, having been convicted at Clerkenwell on December 5th, 1892.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labdur.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930626-597-offence-1 t18930626-name-101"/>Elizabeth Stock</persName>, with intent to steal, having both been before convicted.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<p>Stratford—on May 21st, about 12. 30, the prisoner caught hold of my right arm, and I think she asked me to buy a box of matches—I walked on several paces, and she got behind me and pinned my arms—a man came from a doorway and struck me two blows on my forehead—a second man put his hand into my trousers pocket and pulled my pocket entirely out—I had a purse with fifteen sovereigns in it, and a gold watch and pendant—I do not remember anything after I was knocked down—I saw two policemen standing there and said, "That is the woman who helped to rob me"—this is my pendant (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I could recognise one of the men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-112" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DEACON</persName> </hi> (276
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNEY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18930626-name-121" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left the lights burning, when I went out, in the hall, kitchen, and parlour, but there was no light on the landing—I had no
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> in my possession, nor had my husband.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took a broken poker up—there was no light on the landing, but it was not dark—I was actually struck, but it did not graze the skin; it is simply a bruise.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">jemmy.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said he would go quietly if I would let go of him—I did not see my way to do that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> on the landing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction in March</hi>, 1889,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Lawrence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>Terrace—on June 8th, about five o'clock, I was in the back yard—the front door was latched; you cannot open it from the front—I heard a noise at the front door and waited a few minutes, and then went into the house and saw a man rush out at the front door—it was Shelton, to the best of my knowledge—another man came out of the room; I took hold of him by his neck, but he escaped—that was not Lawrence—my husband was at home, but he was in bed asleep.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Shelton.</hi> I did not see your face, you concealed it as you went out—I saw your side face.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-132" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HOWELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Oaklands Road—on June 8th, between 3.30 and four o'clock, I was at Cricklewood, about 200 yards from Grafton Terrace, and saw the two prisoners and another man come out of the gate of 19, Grafton Terrace—they went to Wall House where the prosecutor had them charged—I saw them go towards Oatlands Road, and at 5. 15 I saw the two prisoners walk up a little way, and a constable stopped them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THURLOW</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, of 23, Needham Terrace, which is close to Grafton Terrace—on June 8th, about 5. 15, I was coming from Needham Terrace towards Grafton Terrace, and met the prisoner Lawrence—I heard Mrs. Walker holloa "Stop thief!"—I ran after a man who escaped.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). On June 8th I was on duty in Warne Lane, four or five hunderd yards from Grafton Terrace—I received information and followed the two prisoners, who were just in front of me; I told them they must go with me—Lawrence said they had been to the Welsh Harp, and as they came back they saw a man get over the fence and run across the fields—I took them to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I had not taken Lawrence in custody before he said that; they were going to the station till the witnesses came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Shelton.</hi> There is a witness Read here—I took you back to the house before I took you to the station—there were twenty or thirty people there—I did not hear them say that you were not the men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-135" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GORMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). I was in Hendon Police station when the prisoners were brought in—Lawrence gave an address, and a telegram came saying that he had lived there—I telegraphed to Hoxton about Shelton's address, and an answer came that Mr. Shelton was then at the station—I examined the door of 19, Grafton Terrace—there were two very strong latches on it; you could not get in from the outside without one key—I found two distinct jemmy marks, one an inch and a quarter wide, and the other two inches—the door was forced from the outside.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective S</hi>). On 8th June I was at Hendon Station when the prisoners were brought in—Shelton said, "It is a rare job to come down here and get buckled. "</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-138" type="given" value="GEORGE ALFRED"/>GEORGE ALFRED BRYANT</persName> </hi>. I live at 64, Rutland Avenue, and trade as Lewis and Co.—I engaged the prisoner in March at 5s. a week salary</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) purporting to be signed by Elizabeth Howell, and had the machine and received 6s. 10d. commission on it—I saw some articles at a pawnbroker's—one was from Miss Harrison, of Stamford Hill, on which 5s. commission was paid—I have another of Mrs. Turner, of East Molesey—I should not have, paid him if I had not believed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We are importers and tallymen—we employ men to go about and induce persons to buy things—we have seven or eight men in our employment, but we have never prosecuted one before—articles are never returned as not being ordered, but they are returned sometimes—I had not seen the prisoner since May 20th, and I wrote and asked him to come and give me an explanation of his conduct—my business is not carried on in a lax way; agents are not accustomed to sign the name of the people whose orders they get—if they sneaked into kitchens to get orders when the mistress was upstairs, I should discharge them—some masters object to our agents coming, and some do not—the prisoner has never written to me about returns—this is the watch.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner called on me several times; he first asked me about a machine, and afterwards about a watch and chain—he wrote and asked me when I would take the watch and chain.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-140" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR FRIESLAND</persName> </hi>. I produce a watch, pawned with me on April 11th, in the name of John Day—I cannot say who by—I have my ticket—I had seen the prisoner there before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-141" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Turner, of the Library, East Molesey—on 29th April I received a letter addressed to Mrs. Turner, but no order form.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not sign any order, or authorise any body to do so—my name is Charlotte, and this is Helen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I received a sewing machine, but I did not take it in; I returned it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective X</hi>). I took the prisoner on a warrant on the 9th at 23, Worcester Street, Highbury—he said, "I have had the sweets and I am going to put up with the sours"—I found at his place eighteen tickets relating to watches pledged, and three sewing machines—I charged him at the station—he made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CORSER</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-146" type="given" value="GEORGE ALFRED"/>GEORGE ALFRED BRYANT</persName> </hi>. The prisoner handed me this agreement (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed Ethel Cunnington, and dated May</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th, promising to pay for a watch by weekly instalments to the amount of</hi>£2 2s.)—in consequence of that I parted with 5s.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-147" type="given" value="ETHEL"/>ETHEL HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Bethune Road—this is not my signature, nor did I authorise anybody to sign it—early in May I saw the prisoner at the door, and the little girl Ethel Cunnington came to me—she is not here—she is only seven—this is not her writing.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PASSMORE</hi>
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<lb/>step with Maddison—I did not see what they did—I was two doors away at the time—I heard a report of firearms, and I saw some Constables and some civilians rush to the door—after that I became quite unconscious and fainted away—a crowd gathered in front of the house after the policemen went to the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examine.</hi> I am an upholsterer—I have not been often past this house—I did not know the prisoner at all—I did not know that he had been subject to continued annoyance there—it was just as I went past the house that I whistled—it was just the ordinary whistle I give when I see my wife—the prisoner said I was making offensive noises with my mouth—he said that while he was shaking me—I did not see where the two or three young men came from—I did not know them—I did not inquire what the prisoner's name was; I left that to the police—his wife came on to the doorstep—she simply told me to go away—I did not say I was not going to be knocked about by a foreigner—I said my coat had been torn, and I did not see why I should be served like that, and I should send for a policeman—she aid not say if I would go away and come back some other time I could have some other coat or waistcoat—she did not say there was a lady in the house dangerously ill, and ask me to go away—she told me to go away, as I should do no good staying there—soon after the police came up the people began to assemble—during the time there were two hundred there—a lady came out on the balcony and im
<lb/>plored them to go away, as there was a lady ill in the house—I did not go away because I was told by the first constable to wait there until he came back—the people were standing there round the house, looking on—I wanted to charge the man with an assault—the people continued to remain there—no attempt was made to move them on—there was no one there to move them away, only the two policemen—they did nothing that I could see towards moving the people away from the house—I did not see the police force the door open—I don't know how it came open—almost immediately it opened I heard the report—I did not hear the prisoner's wife beg the policemen to move the crowd away—I did not see her speak to the constable—I did not see her come out at all when the constable was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She had both hands to her head as though in pain or fainting when she came up the area steps of No. 23 and went on the step of No. 22—the lady in the balcony said it was her mother who was ill—I saw the door fully open; I stood two doors off against the railing, looking towards the door.</p>
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<lb/>chester Street, Oxford Terrace, on the same side of the way as No. 23, and about ten yards from it—I saw the prisoner out on the pavement talking to a young man, not the last witness—I could not tell the words, but he was in a very excited sort of state—he then went into No. 23—the young man came and spoke to me, and then went away—I waited on there three or four minutes—I then heard a sort of scream in the street—I ran to the railings opposite No. 23 and saw the prisoner and Bethell up against the railings; the prisoner had one hand holding his tin-nut, and the other hand at the side of his waistcoat—it seemed to me as if he was trying to strangle him and force his head over the railings—another young man came up about the same time, and the prisoner then let go his grip and went in again to No. 23, and the door was shut—in about from five to ten minutes constable Pattison came up—about this time a number of people began to collect in front of the house—that was before the constable came—I saw a hospital nurse on the doorstep going into the house—at that time there were two constables on the doorstep, Maddison and Fraser—after the prisoner had returned to the house I saw him at the dining-room window; he opened and shut it twice—I saw the constables preventing the door being shut—I think that was at the same time the noise was going on, but I could not swear to that; I could not say for certain whether she went in—I saw the constable with his foot on the step, half in and half out—I heard the report of firearms; I did not see who fired it or anything that happened in the passage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know the prisoner—when I first saw him speaking to the young man he seemed excited and complaining of something—it was a few minutes after that I saw him having hold of Bethell; I was close by and saw the whole thing—it was about eight minutes after he went in that the constable came up—I did not see the prisoner's wife come out and speak to Bethell before the constable came—the crowd began to assemble in about five minutes; there were then about thirty people outside the house—I saw a lady come on the balcony and ask the people to go away—I did not go; I remained and looked on—I was waiting for my father to come from No. 6, Titchbourn Street, which was just round the corner; I had promised to meet him there—none of the people moved away—the young woman said her mother was ill, and any more disturbance would cause her death—that did not influence anyone—as soon as the constables appeared the crowd rapidly increased to 100 or 150—after the constable put his foot in the door he was pushing two or three minutes before the door gave way—it was dark in the passage—immediately the door gave way I heard the report—the constables were leaning against the door—I could not say that the crowd at the back were pushing—I was on the doorstep of No. 22; that would be three or four yards off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw the prisoner's wife come out of the house—I could not say whether there was any constable there then; there was one constable there then, if not three—it was about five minutes after his wife came out that the constables pushed in the door—I did not hear any disturbance going on inside the house.</p>
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<p>duty in uniform at a fixed point in Marylebone Road—about a quarter-past nine, in consequence of information, I went to 23, Oxford Terrace, and saw Mr. Bethell opposite—he was upset, his tie and collar were dis
<lb/>arranged; he was crying, and complained of having been assaulted, and pointed to No. 23—whilst I was talking to him I saw a woman, who I afterwards found to be the prisoner's wife, come from the front door—she made a statement to me and went in again, shutting the door—in a short time I saw her again come up the area steps; she seemed greatly upset and in a fainting condition—she went next door to No. 22—there was a very disorderly crowd in front of the house, I should say of about fifty people, shouting and creating a disturbance—at that time I was the only constable there—a lady came on the balcony and said, "Do something, I have got somebody ill up here"—I suppose that was addressed to me—about this time I heard the front parlour window going up, and saw the prisoner standing behind the window with a revolver in his hand, pointed at me—I was standing among the crowd—I at once drew back and sent for police assistance—after a short time I saw constable Conyers at the corner of Marylebone Road—I whistled to him and ran towards him, and we came back to No. 23; we were joined by two other constables—when about fifteen or twenty yards from the house I beard the report of firearms, and saw constable Fraser coming from the house, bleeding from the head—he called out, "I am shot"—Conyers got a cab—I asked the mob to go away quietly; they did not—I and the two other constables went into the house, and into the front parlour, and there saw the prisoner and constable Maddison struggling on the floor—I went to Maddison's assistance, and the prisoner was taken into custody, and taken to the station—he was very violent on the way; he kept muttering something in a foreign language—he was bleeding from the head; I don't know how that had occurred—I asked Maddison—he said he could not account for it unless it was done in the struggle—he was attended to at the station by the police surgeon—the blood was running down his face; it was not much—I was present when he was charged; he made no answer to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I first came on the scene there were about twenty people there—I thought there was no necessity to send them away—I was going to knock at the door to get the prisoner's name and address—while speaking to Bethell, the prisoner's wife came out of the house and spoke to me—she said, "Don't take any notice of him, he is mad"—she did not ask me to send the people away; I never heard her say so—I did not think there was crowd enough to send away—afterwards there were about fifty there; I could not manage them—a lot of them came up and said they saw Bethell assaulted, and they would like to come as witnesses if I got his name and address—the crowd continued to increase; it never exceeded 150 while I was there—they were not making any extraordinary disturbance; they were standing and shouting—when I saw the revolver I got round a corner; I thought he might pick me off—I walked away about fifteen yards—I did not see the hospital nurse go into the house—when I went into the dining-room I pulled Maddison off the prisoner—the room and the passage were dark—when the prisoner was picked up his head was bleeding; it was a large gash—I did not notice if Maddison had his truncheon out, it was dark—I saw the wound after he came out.</p>
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<p>of the house—I did not know who the prisoner was—I have been in the division three years, but not in that neighbourhood.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). On the evening of 27th May, about twenty minutes past nine, I was on duty in the Junction Road—a little boy came to me, and in consequence of what he said I went to Oxford Terrace—I saw Bethell, who made a complaint to me, upon which I went up to the doorstep of No. 23; a hospital nurse was there, and the door was shut—I did not see any other constable at that time—I saw a woman looking out of the third floor window—she said, "It is all right now, nurse; go down in the area, and you can get in"—my attention was then taken to the dining-room window; it was open, and the prisoner was stand
<lb/>ing at it with a revolver in each hand—he was leaning out of the window, looking over the flower box at the nurse—she left the door and went down the area—I did not speak to the prisoner at that time—the woman at the window came rushing along the passage and rushed out on the doorstep, and called the nurse back, as she. was going down the area steps, and the nurse came back and entered the house with the woman who had rushed out—I then saw the prisoner standing at the end of the passage, by the dining-room door, with a revolver in his hand; he was about four or five yards from me, but it was dark in the passage, and I could not tell exactly—I called to him that I wanted to speak to him—I was terrified at seeing the revolver—I closed the door, but had my foot between the door and the framework—the prisoner came and pushed against the door, and I fell against it—at that time constable Fraser came up—I can't say whether he pushed or not; that was the first I saw of Fraser—the prisoner was pushing at the door from inside—I pushed the door to relieve my foot—I pushed it open, and as I did so the prisoner seemed to stand back, and I and Fraser fell almost head foremost into the passage—the prisoner was then standing a little way in the passage against the wall on the left-hand side—on regaining my feet I saw the prisoner raise the revolver in his right hand between me and Fraser, and he fired—I was but a few inches from him, facing him—I also saw a revolver in his left hand, which was round Fraser's neck, and it was pointed at me, and Fraser fell back and said, "Mate, I am shot"—I had seized the barrel of the revolver before Fraser fell back—I closed with the prisoner and we struggled and fell in the passage twice—he said, "Now I have had my revenge"—I said "Yes, you have shot my mate in the head"—Fraser was not taking any part in the struggle, no one but me and the prisoner—we had a severe struggle, and got into the dining-room, and a lot of furniture was knocked down, flower-pots and so on—I took from him the revolver he had fired, and produce it—he had hold of it until we fell under the table—the other revolver was taken by Fraser—I understood the prisoner to say that his paintings were damaged, and that he had been greatly annoyed—he asked me to let him get up, and promised that he would not hurt me, and he then released his hold of the revolver—at that time some other constables came in and I was taken from the top of him and taken to the station in a cab—I was exhausted with the struggle—I took the revolver with me to the station—it was a five-chambered revolver; it was loaded in four chambers, the fifth contained an empty cartridge-case.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to the door of No. 23 because I wanted the name and address of the person who had committed the assault—the</p>
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<p>crowd were shouting and very noisy—I thought it my duty to get the name and address if possible—Bethell seemed to be fainting—I had my truncheon out before the door went open—I can't say whether Fraser had his truncheon out, I did not see it—I can't say when the prisoner got the wound on his head—I lost my truncheon in falling down; I did not use it—I have no idea how he got the wound—I saw him bleeding at the station on the side of the head—I took out my truncheon because I knew the prisoner had revolvers; I thought it might be necessary to use it—this house is in my division—I believe the prisoner complained at Pad
<lb/>dington Station about four years and a half since of having paint daubed on his railings—I did not know him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOUGH</persName> </hi>,
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-155" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER FRASER</persName> </hi> (270 d). About twenty minutes past nine on 27th May a young man came to Molyneux Street Station, and I was sent on to No. 23, Oxford Terrace; I was in uniform—on the step of the house I saw Maddison with his foot between the door and the door ledge, to keep it from shutting—he told me something, and the two of us pushed against the door—some persons in the crowd were behind pushing against. me—the door came open, and in the passage I saw the prisoner standing about two or three feet from the door, with a very bright revolver in his left hand—he was pointing it towards me—I then heard a report, and I felt blood running down my neck—his left hand was pointed at me at the time I heard the report—I stepped forward, took hold of his left hand, and wrenched the revolver away from him; the report did not come from that revolver—it was dark in the passage—I called out to my mate—the prisoner put his right arm round my neck and struck me with something hard on the bridge of the nose; it hurt me—I became unconscious, and was taken to the hospital, and I remember nothing more—I took the revolver with me to the hospital and gave it up—this is it—it is a five-chambered revolver, with five full cartridges in it—I remained an in-patient at the hospital for some time—I am going on well—I have not been on duty since, and shall not for some time—I was wearing this helmet on this night—there are two marks on it; it entered here and came out here—I had my hand on the prisoner up to the time the shot was fired.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I came up there was a crowd of about two hundred persons pushing about, there were only about six or seven on the step pushing—when the door gave way we stumbled into the passage, and the prisoner stepped back—the revolver went off directly the door was opened—one revolver was pointed at me; that was not the one that went off—the whole thing only took a few seconds—it was rather dark in the passage.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-156" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN AITCHESON</persName> </hi>. I am a conductor—I live at 7, Elson Street, Stepney—I went to 23, Oxford Terrace—I followed the constables in, and on the talkie in the dining-room I found this box of cartridges, which I took to the station, and gave to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-157" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD CONYERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I went into 23, Oxford Terrace, after the occurrence, and in the dining-room I found this dagger—that was after Fraser had been taken to the hospital.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector F</hi>). On the evening of 27th May I</p>
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<p>was in charge of the station when the prisoner was brought there—I took the charge for feloniously shooting Alexander Fraser, police constable, with intent to murder—he made no reply—I said, "Do you realise the gravity of the charge against you?"—he said, "Yes, thoroughly"—he had some injury to his head—there was some blood on the right side of the head—I at once called the police doctor to see him—there were forty-three cartridges in the box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-159" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector F</hi>). On the evening of the 27th I went to this house after the prisoner had been taken to the station, and examined the place—the dining-room was in great disorder—several flower-pots were broken, and there was evidence of a severe struggle having taken place there—I looked for a bullet, but did not find one; but on the right-hand side of the doorpost I saw a mark such as might be occasioned by a bullet, about 5ft. 6 in. from the ground.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries about the prisoner—he had occupied the house with his wife eight or nine years—at times he travels as a courier—he has complained of having been subjected to annoyance—he attends to his own house, and does a little painting—hitherto he has borne a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-160" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PRINCE</persName> </hi>, L. R. C. P. On the evening of the 27th May I saw the prisoner at the station—there was a superficial injury to his head; it had ceased bleeding—there was nothing requiring particular attention.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It had been bleeding freely.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-161" type="given" value="ACKWOOD"/>ACKWOOD THORPE</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—on the night of 27th May, about ten, Fraser was brought there—he had two wounds on the right side of the head, communicating with each other, such as might have been caused by a bullet going in at one point and out at the other—the superficial tissues were bruised, and the bone was ex
<lb/>posed, but not fractured—of itself it was not a dangerous wound; it has gone on well—he is making a fair way to recovery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">believing him to be very excited and not in a perfectly sane state of mind;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">adding that they considered the conduct of the constables Maddison and Fraser to have been highly praise
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GUY STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BANCROFT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">After Counsel had opened the case for the prosecution, Mr. Warburton stated that the prisoner was prepared to</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEAD GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to unlawfully wounding, and he having so pleaded in the hearing of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">they found him</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He received an excellent character.—
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<hi rend="italic">For oilier cases tried in the Old Court this day, see Essex, Kent and Surrey Cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-173" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MARRIOTT</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I was on duty for three weeks, trying to find you; a telegram was sent to a woman who knew where you lived, and we followed her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Marriott, and went to the station with the prisoner, and saw Mr. Humphrey pick him out—I searched him; he was wearing this watch and chain—I found 10s.5d. on him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY**</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been convicted of felony at this Court on February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-179" type="given" value="LOUISE"/>LOUISE CROSSLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Albert Crossley, of 9, Silver Crescent, Gunnersbury—on the 23rd June, about 10. 45 p. m., I was in my kitchen and heard a noise—my servant spoke to me, and I went to the corner of the street and called a policeman—a young man came along—my front door was open, and I saw the prisoner come out with my jewel box on his arm, which I had left in the top bedroom; it contained a diamond pendant and other articles value £300—he walked very fast—I said, "That is my jewel-case, give it to me"—he threw it on the ground and said, "Take it"—my husband came and held him, and I went to my bedroom and missed a variety of articles, and the window was open—the next house was empty, and the balconies are so close that I can step from one to the other—I saw footprints on the white cloth.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-180" type="given" value="ETHEL"/>ETHEL BEST</persName> </hi>. I am in Mrs. Crossley's service—on June 3rd, at 8. 45, I was in the bedroom, and the windows were closed—about 10. 40 I heard a noise upstairs, went up with a candle, and saw the window open, and the mirror of the dressing-glass laid on its face—I missed a jewel-case and a watch—I noticed black finger-marks next morning—I had fastened the catch—a little before this my mistress had been digging up a fern in the front garden, and any person going in would have to pass her—these sixteen handkerchiefs are mine, and this is my mistress's watch.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-181" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer, of 4, Barton Road, Gunnersbury—I was in the High Road, Chiswick, and saw Mrs. Crossley standing at the top of the road—I slopped the prisoner, and Mrs. Crossley came up and said, "Give me my jewel-box"—the prisoner threw it down—he was quiet for some distance and then he became violent, and said he would blow my brains out—a constable took him—he said he thought there was only about 41/2d. worth of stuff in the box.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-182" type="given" value="TOM"/>TOM SMITH</persName> </hi> (388
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On June 23rd, about 11. 10, I received the prisoner from Mr. Thompson—he said there was only about 21/2d. worth of stuff in the box—he handed this watch to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-183" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID RAWLINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector T.</hi>) I was at the Police-court when this case was gone into—the prisoner said he was coming up Silver Crescent and saw the door of No. 9 open, and the lady and servant in the next garden; that he went in at the open door and took the property and shoved up the window, and then left the house by the front door.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BYRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-186" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEVENDEN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Charles Beaumont Vaughan, a pawnbroker, of 39, Strand—I live in the house—on May 3rd, about 6.30, I locked up the house and shop—early next morning I was called, and heard someone on the stairs—I went down, got a revolver and a poker, and burst the door open, and found the prisoner under a table in the top warehouse—I secured him—nothing had been touched, but the windows were broken—there is a temperance hotel next door, and access to the house can be obtained from there—a ladder was moved against the place where we keep the pledges.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The broken window was sixty or seventy feet from the ground—access could be obtained from the hotel by going along a narrow window-ledge which I would not go along for all the contents of the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-187" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GALE</persName> </hi> (286
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). Levenden called me, and I saw the prisoner under the table—I asked him what he was doing there.—he said, "I came in through the window"—I said I should take him in custody—he said, "All right, I will have a go for it"—he struggled; Levenden came to my assistance, and I secured him—I found on him £7 in gold, three keys, a knife, and other articles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is the knife—he had his bank-book and cheque book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-188" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MAIL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). I went to the Temperance Hotel, Strand—room No. 7 was pointed out to me; the door was locked inside—somebody had got in at the window—there were marks fifteen inches wide on the parapet—I could not get in, and went down to the shop, and went up and found a pane of glass broken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-189" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STEPHENSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 46, Gillingham Street, Pimlico—I was manager of this Temperance Hotel—the prisoner engaged a room there on May 3rd—I saw him—I noticed nothing in his manner to make me think he was insane—I had seen him before in March and April, and noticed nothing unusual in his manner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-190" type="given" value="PHILIP FRANCIS"/>PHILIP FRANCIS GILBERT</persName> </hi>, M. D. I saw the prisoner in Holloway Prison on May 4th, and since from time to time—I believe he is of un
<lb/>sound mind—he speaks of being followed by people—he says that the Salvation Army have founded their books on things which he has written, he has also delusions about his bodily functions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He is subject to delusions—he is not a maniac—he was brought to me after getting up in the chapel—he was always under the impression that the warders were running round, going to the pri
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, June</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18930626-617-offence-1 t18930626-name-193"/>John Samuel Lock</persName>, a child placed under their charge, in such a manner as was likely to cause injury to his health.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-194" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SOUTHGATE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Southgate, a general dealer, of 3, Belchoir Street, Homerton—the prisoners lived opposite me for about six months—they came there soon after last Christmas twelve months—the man is a bricklayer—the deceased child, John Samuel Lock, was not with them when I first knew them; he was there three weeks or a month after—they had two children of their own, a girl about nine or ten, and a boy between six and seven—when I first saw the deceased he came and sat with my children; he was about five years old—I saw that his head was very dirty and covered with vermin—he had on a little frock and a pair of boots without socks, no other clothes—this was in the winter—I saw the child about a dozen times during that six months, and it was always the same—I have given him a slice of bread and butter when sitting with my children, and he eat it ravenously—I never said anything to Mrs. Haynes about it, I thought it was not my business—her own children were very shabby, but they had better clothing and were more cleanly—I hardly ever saw the male prisoner; he was at work all day long—I do not know the mother of the child—I have seen the father, his name is Lock. (
<hi rend="italic">He was called in</hi>)—that is the man,</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-195" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA PLATT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Platt, a labourer, of 17, The Grove, Homerton—I did live at 2, Belchoir Street—the prisoners came to live there in the middle of last year, and lived there ten months—they then left and took a house in Cross Street, and we joined them there in about three days, and were there six months—I noticed the little boy Lock when they first came to Belchoir Street—he was a pretty fat boy then—he did not appear to be suffering from any disease—he had on a frock, a petticoat, a pair of boots, and a pair of socks—about three weeks after I noticed that he had only a frock on and a pair of boots—I never noticed any shirt on him—he was dressed like that up to the time they left Belchoir Street, and in Cross Street the same—he was never clean; he was dirty, and his head was full of vermin—he did not go to school—he was mostly out in the back-yard all day, wet or fine, sometimes till late at night—he wanted to come in, but they would not let him—that happened very often—he was always treated very badly—he used to mumble and make a funny row—he was too weak to cry—he had his meals in the yard, outside the back door; pieces of bread, that was all—I never saw anything given him but bread, sometimes half a slice, or what the other children gave him—he used to eat it very
<hi rend="italic">ravishing</hi>—I used to speak to Mrs. Haynes about it—I said, "How thin the child looks!"—she said he was consumptive—the child fell away—some weeks he used to look pretty fair, and then he would fall away again—I did not notice a difference in him during the nine months—he was fat up to three weeks before they left Belchoir Street, and then he went quite off, he was thinner—I said to Mrs. Haynes, "The child must be cold out in the yard"—she said he was not cold—I never washed his</p>
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<p>head, I washed his face—I told her so—she said, "He is always getting dirty, it's no use washing him"—I never saw him washed—the other children were kept a little bit cleaner—they were washed when he was not—they were washed every morning, and were always clean—they did not go in the yard, they went out in the front, and had their meals with their mother; the little boy did not—they had a frock, petticoat, and chemise—at Cross Street the little boy was dressed in the same way as at Belchoir Street—he was in the yard there, and in the same dirty state—I have said to the prisoner, "The boy looks hungry"—she said, "He is not, he would always be eating as long as I liked to be cutting for him"—I said nothing else—I never interfered with her, because she told me to mind my own business—the male prisoner is a bricklayer's labourer, at work on and off—he would go out at six or seven in the morning, and return about twelve or one at dinner-time, and then go out again, and come in again—they had sometimes fish for dinner, and sometimes stew—their children had dinner with them; not the little boy—the man was occasionally at home on Sundays, after the public-houses were shut up—he was occasionally about on week-days—they never told me whose child this was—Mrs. Haynes said he was six years old.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Joseph Haynes.</hi> I knew what you had for dinner by passing your door—I always found you at home at the dinner hour—I did not mention about this boy's usage, I waited till somebody took it up, then it was my place to come and speak.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Elizabeth Haynes.</hi> You gave the child food in the yard every day—the poor little fellow was badly treated; your children pulled him about and pulled his hair—he was starved to death—he used to come and ask me for bread, and I used to give him bread and butter—I have never said that I would make it as warm for you as I could.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-196" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH STARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Startin, a sweep, of 15, Belchoir Street—I have known the prisoners about eighteen years—I was living with my mother when they moved next door to me—the first time I saw this child was in the beginning of April this year—he was sitting on a chair alone in the yard—he looked very thin and bad, and very dirty—his head was in a very dirty condition, and vermin were crawling about it—he always appeared to be crying and pining—I saw him every day, sitting in the same place in the garden, from ten in the morning till six or seven in the evening—it was always very fine weather—I don't know whether he had any meals, I was not always in the yard—I have asked Mrs. Haynes what was the matter with him, and she said he wanted to go to bed, and if he did Mr. Haynes could not get any rest—t said he looked very thin and bad—she said he was in a decline—I said, "Poor little fellow, it would be a happy release if the Almighty was to call him!" and she said, "I pray for it hourly and daily"—he was dressed in a little Fair of knickerbockers, a jacket, and a pair of boots—I never saw him in a frock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-197" type="given" value="TURNER JOHNSON"/>TURNER JOHNSON FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am Medical Officer of the Hackney Union, district No. 5—on 10th April the child, John Samuel Lock, was brought to me by the female prisoner—she said it had been ill for some time—I examined its chest and prescribed for it; its face was fairly clean—I did not examine the head or body; I thought it was fairly clean, but very thin</p>
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<p>and delicate—on 14th April I saw it again; it was much about the same—on the 16th I saw it again; there was not much alteration, it was much about the same—I next saw it on 5th May at the Out-relief Office; I am not quite sure who was with it—I thought it was the mother or sister—I think I saw them both, but I can't say exactly—the child was then very ill, so ill that I detained it there, and sent it into the infirmary, and Dr. Gordon attended to it—I saw it again once at the Police-court—I was not present at the post-mortem—when I first saw it it was suffering from whooping cough, and I suspected tubercular disease of the bowel, consumption of the bowel—on 5th May it seemed almost in a dying state; it was in such an exhausted state I did not care to examine it, it was so low and weak.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-198" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH OSBORN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant-nurse at Hackney Union Infirmary—this child came there on 5th May; it was attended to by Dr. Gordon; it was in a very dirty state—it had on a knickerbocker suit, a little shirt, no boots; a little piece of material was sewn on its feet and legs in the form of socks—I should say from its appearance that the shirt had been worn five or six weeks, if not longer; it was very dirty—its head was filthily dirty, the hair very long, and covered with vermin—the eyes were closed; I had to bathe them before he could open them, on account of the dirt—it was covered with vermin, also with vermin bites, all over the body; the toes were very emaciated, and there was so much dirt on them I thought they were all joined together; when I washed them they separated; there was dirt and vermin in between the toes and in the toe-nails; they had not been cut—the child was washed during the next two or three days, and in about three days it had no vermin about it—ordinary soap and water would have prevented it from being in such a dirty state—it died on the 17th June.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-199" type="given" value="JOHN JOSEPH"/>JOHN JOSEPH GORDON</persName> </hi>. I am medical superintendent of Hackney Infirmary—this child entered the infirmary on the 5th May, and was under my care until 17th June, when it died—when I first saw it the body and limbs were in an extremely emaciated condition, I never saw such a specimen of humanity—it had been washed slightly, but the body was still in a very dirty condition—I did not notice the toes—the nurse had washed it before I saw it—the hair was full of vermin, and the body was covered from head to foot with vermin bites—when it first came in I did not think it would live twenty-four hours, and I was not able to make a minute examination, it was in such a weak condition—after the first few hours it took its food ravenously, and would cry for more—on the 7th of May it weighed seven pounds seven ounces, about the weight of a newborn child—the average weight of a child of that age is about thirty-nine pounds—on 22nd May it weighed eighteen pounds four ounces—it seemed to get a fresh cold, and it died in the early morning of 17th June—on the following day Dr. Aveling and myself made a post-mortem examination—I found tubercular deposits in the abdominal glands, and commencing tubercular deposits in the liver, spleen, and lungs—there was not a particle of fat about the body—if it was disposed at all to consumption, sitting out in the backyard as described would be quite enough to strengthen the disease—from the post-mortem appearances, the disease could not have been in progress more than three months—being kept in the dirt it was would undoubtedly cause suffering and injury to its health</p>
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<p>—a small frock and a pair of boots would not be sufficient clothing for it in any weather—bread was not sufficient food for it—it had a cough, I could not say for how long, it might have been a good while; that would cause it to get thin, but not to that extent—the tubercular deposit showed that it must die—it was the most puny thing I ever saw, but the disease had not progressed enough to account for its condition.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH HAYNES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). I wish to say I have a good character as a hard working-man, up at five in the morning and returning at seven at night—I was always satisfied that the child had its fair share of food, the same as the other children; it was bathed every Saturday night in the tub—I have witnesses here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not always at work—I have been very lucky for work for the last eighteen months—when at home I have seen the child playing about with the others in the yard—my wife tried to enter it at the school, but they would not have it, it was so weak—I have never seen it shut out in the yard during the whole day—I could not say it always had its meals with the others when I was not at home—when I was at home sometimes it had meals with the other children, sometimes it would be in bed—when I was not at work sometimes I had no dinner, when I did I had it in the middle of the day—I have seen it in knickerbockers and a shirt and petti
<lb/>coat—I saw it in bed on the morning of 5th May, the day it went to the Infirmary—it was asleep—I never noticed vermin on its head that morning; I looked for it though—I have heard Miss Osborn's evidence, it is untrue, and all the evidence of the other witnesses with regard to its dirt is untrue.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH HAYNES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). I always kept the child the same as my own, and fed it in the same way—I was at work from eight in the morning till ten at night—I take in washing and mangling—the child used to run about with me and my little girl, to fetch me things—I had a board that the father brought me, and the three children used to sit on that, and the child used to sit in the middle when they had their meals—I could not let him out in the yard in the cold or wet weather and easterly winds, because he was laid up with bronchitis; he had bronchitis from his birth; his mother died of consumption—I used to have such trouble with him of a night, with his cold—I used to wash him the first thing in the morning, before I commenced my daily work—he used to breed vermin—if the nurse said he had vermin all over him on May 5th it is no such thing; he had a few flea-bites, I admit, but nothing else—what she says is perfectly false—I gave him a clean shirt when he went to the doctor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> One little boy of mine went to school; they would not take this child, it was so delicate—he was never in the yard dressed only in a frock and boots—he had a flannel petticoat and a new top petticoat which his father brought me, and a shirt, and he has bought aim plenty of clothes—he was kept perfectly clean—sometimes he was cleaned twice a day—my married daughter would come in and give him a good washing all over, head and all—on May 5th I bathed him myself—his eyes were not closed from dirt, and there was no vermin in his head that I know of; he had one or two small ones in his hair—I washed him with carbolic soap—I always washed his head every day as well as his body—it is not true that his feet were so dirty—I washed them</p>
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<p>myself that morning—my own children never had any vermin—they were perfectly clean and comfortably clad, and I did the same with this child—what Miss Osborn has said is untrue, and also what the doctor has said, and all of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-200" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LOCK</persName> </hi>. I am the father of this child—the mother died six years ago—I gave him in the prisoner's charge three years ago—the female prisoner is my sister—whatever he asked for she used to give him—he ran about with the other children—she never used any cruelty towards him while I was there—I never saw any of it—she was always fond of him—I used to see him once a week when I was in work, and sometimes twice a week when I was out of work—I saw him on the Friday before he was in the infirmary—I noticed that he was very bad—his head was rather dirty—I saw no vermin—his head wanted washing—his body was not dirty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was very delicate—he was under the doctor about six months before he went into the infirmary—my sister was very fond of him, and of her own children—when I went to see him I might stop two hours, perhaps three, in the daytime when I was not at work—he had been delicate ever since his mother's death—he fell away the last three months—I told the prisoner he was wasting away, and asked her what was the matter with it, and she said it was only the whooping cough—I said it must be something more, or it would not be wasting away like that—I noticed that it was rather dirty several times, not always—I never noticed vermin in its head—I never looked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not think it was going to live—I had it insured, and paid a penny a week, but I was about two months behind—it was insured for £5—I have not got it—I made application for it last Monday week—it was born on 26th July, 1887—this is the certificate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-201" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA BUCKMASTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 38, Homerton Road—I have teen the child in the yard playing along with other children—I have never seen the prisoner slap it or shut it out—it is hard for me to say if it was kept short of food or starving; I was only a next-door neighbour—I have seen it in the yard with a frock and chemise on—the prisoner was at work all day; she did not keep the child clean, as she ought to have done—I asked her what made it look so thin, and she said the mother bad died in a rapid consumption, and she thought the child had the same—I asked her if she would be offended if I gave the child a basin of broth, and she took it indoors, and another time I gave her daughter one; I did not see it given.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Her own children were kept a bit cleaner than this one—I gave the broth because the child looked so thin; that was after Christmas; I never saw it after that—I am the mother of eight children.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw the child running about in front of the house, always in the garden; I have seen the other children in front, only when going to school, two of them, a boy and girl—I never gave any food to her children.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-202" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE LOCK</persName> </hi>. The child was always thin and delicate; he ate a great deal, and never seemed satisfied—he was a great deal of trouble while I had him, which was three years and three months; I believe Mrs. Haynes had him then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-203" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re called</hi>). I agreed to pay my sister half-a-crown a week</p>
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<p>for the child; I paid that while I was in employment—I owe her a lot; the last I paid her was 1s.6d. about a fortnight before Whitsuntide.</p>
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<interp inst="t18930626-name-204" type="given" value="HENRIETTA"/>HENRIETTA COCHRANE</persName> </hi>. I have not seen the prisoner shut the child out in the yard or take its food away—he has been in the yard playing with her children and mine—I have heard him halloa out for a slice more bread and butter; she would give it to her own children but not to him—they always called him "Little Spotty"—I did not see any spots on him—that was a nickname; I never knew him by any other—he would be out in the yard sometimes in cold weather; that was gene
<lb/>rally his place till he went to bed.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH HAYNES</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930626-617-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH HAYNES</hi>
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<interp inst="t18930626-617-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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