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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>TYLER, 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, December 11th, 1893, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-1" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-2" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WILLS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi> </persName>, Bart., Alderman of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-4" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q. C., M. P., K. C. M. G., Recorder of the said City;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi> </persName>, Esq., Lieut. Col.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi> </persName>, Knt., Q. C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi> </persName>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi> </persName>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE R. HALSE</hi> </persName>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TYLER, MAYOR. SECOND 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, December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-21" type="given" value="JOSEPH JOHN"/>JOSEPH JOHN GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, and live at 77, Approach Road, Victoria Park—I am hon. secretary to the Hackney Athletic Association—I acted in that capacity at the athletic sports in the Tee-To-Tum Grounds, Stamford Hill, on 16th September—among the entries I received this one; marked "A," for the half-mile handicap. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed "T. E. Dennis</hi>")—I passed it on to the handicapper, Mr. Birtles—I believed this to be a genuine entry referring to those sports.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This form came by post—I have not seen the prisoner write—the Amateur Athletic Association do not allow amateurs to run in other names than their own, it is never allowed—if any such thing is done it is against the rules of the association—I have never known it done—I did not say before the Magistrate that I had known it done—it has never come to my personal knowledge; I have heard of such a thing—I think I did say before the Magistrate that I had known it done, and that men had been brought up for it before the association.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The reason why persons should not run under other names is because it would be misleading to the handicapper; he would not know what the man's previous performances were, or who he was to handicap.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-22" type="given" value="ALFRED RICHARD"/>ALFRED RICHARD BIRTLES</persName> </hi>. I live at 269, Liverpool Buildings, Highbury—I am a member of the Amateur Athletic Association—on 16th September I acted as handicapper at the half-mile handicap at Stamford Hill—</p>
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<p>among the entry forms passed to me for persons to be handicapped in that race was this form "A"—in consequence of receiving that, and the mark on it, "T. E. Dennis "I allowed 100 yards' start—I did not see him go to the post; I don't know his number—I was not there that day—I sent all the forms to the secretary—I was afterwards present at two committee meetings—this prosecution is taken up by the Amateur Athletic Association, whose office is at John Street, Adelphi; all the other societies are affiliated with it and act upon its rules—the Hackney Association is practically a branch; any irregularity would be reported at headquarters—this case was reported to us, and the prisoner appeared before the committee—they hold their meetings on the last Friday in each month, and this meeting was on the last Friday in September—the prisoner was shown this entry form, and was asked if it was his—he said, "Yes"—he was also asked if his name was T. E. Dennis—he said, "Yes"—he was asked to write his name—he did so—he signed it "Dennis"—the matter was then adjourned to the next meeting, on Friday, 27th October—on that occasion Mr. F. E. Dennis appeared before the prisoner came in—the prisoner was sent for and was confronted with Mr. Dennis—and he then said that all he had said before was false, that his name was not T. E. Dennis, but Frederick Beharrell—he also admitted that he had ran at Bowes Park under the name of Bull—he wrote his name as Beharrell on a piece of paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On the first occasion the prisoner was questioned by the chairman, Mr. Schofield—I believe he is not here—as far as I remember the first question was, "What is your name?" and he said, "T. E. Dennis"—I do not recollect the chairman saying, "You had better tell us the truth"—I will not swear that he did not—I do not recollect what the chairman said on the second occasion—he may have said then, "You had better tell the truth," but I do not recollect it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-23" type="given" value="FRANCIS EDWIN"/>FRANCIS EDWIN DENNIS</persName> </hi>. I live at Springfield, New Southgate, and am a member of the Highgate Harriers—I go in for athletics—on the 24th August I competed at the Friendly Society Fete at Barking—this entry, No. 10, refers to me F. E. Dennis—I was the only Dennis in those sports—I did not find out till after that my initials were printed "T"—no one but myself had 100 yards' start—I was not in at the finish—I ran on the 2nd September; I was then put down as "F. E. Dennis"—on the 9th September I ran at Bowes Park as No. 65—a person was running in the name of Bull; the prisoner was that person; he had 115 yards' start—he ran in the heat but not in the final—on 16th September I competed in the half-mile handicap on the Tee-To-Tum Grounds, Stamford Hill—I was; running in the fourth heat as F. E. Dennis, No. 107—I was not running in the same heat as the prisoner—he was running in another heat—a T. E. Dennis, No. 57 was entered in the programme for the second heat—I received 138 yards' start, but did not get placed—T. E. Dennis was placed and ran in the final and won—I saw him win—the form "A "was without my authority—I know nothing of it—on the 16th, I sent in my own form and ran under it as F. E. Dennis.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-24" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HERBERT</persName> </hi>. I am honorary secretary of the Amateur Athletic Association, at 11, John Street, Adelphi—I received two entry forms and a complaint, and called a meeting in September at 11, John Street—the prisoner was summoned to appear—Mr. Frazer was there; Mr. Schofield</p>
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<p>took the chair—the prisoner was asked if his name was Dennis—he said,. "Yes"—he was shown this entry form "A," and asked if it was his—. After waiting two or three minutes he said, "Yes"—the prize had been. held back—he was asked what T. E. stood for, and he did not seem to. know for some time, and then someone suggested, "Does it stand for. Thomas Edward?" and he said, "Yes"—he was asked to sign his name,. and he signed "T. E. Dennis" on this form "B"—the Barking running. was referred to, and the prisoner said, "Yes, that was the form—he was. asked if he ran at Barking, and he said, "Yes"—we told him we had. already seen the real Dennis just before, and that we did not see how he. could be Dennis too, but he protested that he was—then we told him we. should want to see him at the next meeting; we had done. with him for that night—we called another meeting for 27th. October, and the prisoner and Mr. Dodd were summoned—we first had. Mr. Dodd in and questioned him, and then the prisoner was called in—the. chairman of the meeting asked whether he still persisted in his story that. he was Dennis, and the prisoner then said he was sorry, he was not. Dennis, and what he had said was all untrue, or words to that effect—he. admitted his real name was Beharrell, and he signed this document—he. was shown the Bowes Park programme, and asked if he had run as Bull,. and he said "Yes "he had competed as Bull; he was told to go down and. run as Bull, and he did so—Rule 13 of the association is, "All entries. shall be made in the real names of a competitor, and his name shall appear. on the programme"—the object of that rule is to prevent a man making. a false entry and thereby deceive the handicapper, and obtain a start to. which he would not otherwise be entitled—we have in our association an. enormous number of young men who compete, thousands and thousands. all over the country—our association are prosecuting in this matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On the first occasion Mr. Schofield, the chairman, and some members of the committee asked questions of the prisoner—the chairman took brief notes of what was said—I do not mean that I give you everything that was said—that applies also to the second occasion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-25" type="given" value="JOSEPH ALEXANDER"/>JOSEPH ALEXANDER FRAZER</persName> </hi>. I live at 85, Stanhope Street, Euston Road, and am a cabinet maker—I am a member of the High gate Harriers—I was a competitor in the half-mile handicap at the Tee-To-Tum Grounds on September 16th—I ran sixth in the fourth heat, and second in the final—the prisoner, who was entered as T. E. Dennis, won the final—a, communication was made to me, and I entered a protest—I am now the possessor of the watch and chain—when the race started I was running pretty easy myself, keeping a little
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi> in, and I saw someone leading by about forty or fifty yards, getting right out from the rest—I had fifteen yards behind the winner—seeing a fellow go away at such a rate I wondered who it was, because I knew no one at the time who could get away at such a rate—he led by such a distance that it was no good going after him; he was going as fast as I could—when I got about a hundred yards from home, the prisoner was leading me by thirty or forty yards, and coming down the straight he gradually slacked up and beat me by fifteen yards at the finish—I could not exactly say if he looked round,. because I was pretty well used up myself—at the end the prisoner staggered and dropped down in a faint—I looked at him as I passed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had fifteen yards' start, and beat me by fifteen</p>
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<p>yards—he eased up—if he had run right out at the same pace as he was going he might have beaten me by more.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-26" type="given" value="WALTER PARKER"/>WALTER PARKER DODD</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Knebworth Road, Stoke Newington—I am a member of the Stoke Newington Harriers—I competed in the mile handicap on 9th September, at Bowes Park—I was not in the half-mile handicap, but I watched it—I saw the prisoner running in the name of T. H. Bull—I happened to know the real T. H. Bull, who is a friend of mine—when the prisoner won his heat I and a boy went up to him, and the boy said, "Your name is not Bull, as I am a member of the same club as Bull"—he said, "Oh, you have made a mistake; what is that to do with you?"—I asked him if he was going to run in the final—he said, "What has that to do with your?" he went to the tentand dressed and went off—I was at Stamford Hill on 16th September, and saw the prisoner running as Dennis—I ran in the final heat of the half-mile with the prisoner, and from the same mark—I asked him how it was his name was Bull last week and Dennis this week—he said, "Oh, you have made a mistake; what has it to do with you? I am a novice, I have never run before"—I informed him I had raised an objection—I communicated with Mr. Frazer and Mr. Dodd—I was summoned before the committee of the Amateur Athletic Association, and was present when the prisoner was called in on the second occasion—I have not heard Mr. Herbert's evidence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not present on the first occasion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-27" type="given" value="GEORGE VAUGHAN ARTHUR"/>GEORGE VAUGHAN ARTHUR SCHOFIELD</persName> </hi>. My office is at 29, Martin's Lane, Cannon Street—I was chairman of the Amateur Athletic Association meeting on the occasion when the prisoner was brought before us.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant N</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on a warrant on 27th November—I read the warrant to him—he said, "I admit running, but I did not fill in the entry form; that was done by a man named Moorman."</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-29" type="given" value="THOMAS GRAY"/>THOMAS GRAY MCKAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Tapley Road, Tufnell Park—I was present at the Hackney Association meeting on 16th September—I saw the final heat of the half-mile race; I was standing about two yards from the tape at the finish—when the prisoner came into the straight, about eighty yards from the winning post, he was leading the second man by thirty or forty yards—he won by fifteen or twenty yards—he was looking round continually over both shoulders for the last eighty yards—he was easing up, undoubtedly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He won very easily; you could not have an easier win—he could not have won without a start from the time of the clock he would have to be a champion to do that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the prisoner's admission must be excluded, as it was laid down in Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Thompson</hi> (2
<hi rend="italic">Q. B.</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">p.</hi> 12),
<hi rend="italic">that when there was any doubt as to whether or no an inducement had been held out to a prisoner to make a statement, it became the duty of the prosecution affirmatively to remove that doubt; and the prosecution in this case had not removed the doubt that existed.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that nothing had been given in evidence to make him entertain a doubt that the confession was other than a perfectly voluntary one, and that lie should not exclude it.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then submitted that a man could not be found guilty of obtaining chattel a by false, pretences unless the false pretences were the imme-</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">diate cause of the obtaining of the chattels; it was too remote if a man by false pretences put himself in an advantageous position where, by means of intermediary causes, he might obtain the chattel. The false pretences in this case were merely made with the object of obtaining an advantage in the race, and that was not an indictable offence.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Gardiner, Deersley</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Bell, p</hi> 40;
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Bryden</hi>, 2
<hi rend="italic">Foster and Finlason; Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Lamer</hi>, 14
<hi rend="italic">Cox, p.</hi> 498;
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Martin, L. R.</hi>, 1
<hi rend="italic">C. C. R.</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that the offence charged being an attempt to obtain, it was distinguishable from the case of the Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Lamer</hi>, (
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Brown, and Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Ring</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">He urged that the attempt to commit a fraud had been clearly made out.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">in reply, argued that if in law a full offence could not be committed, the attempt to commit it was no offence; although the attempt to commit an offence might be made out, even if thee full offence was physically impossible.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that after the decision in Q.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Lamer, although he personally felt no doubt in the matter, lie would consider whether he should reserve the point.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found that the prisoner pretended that his name was T. S. Dennis, that lie falsely represented that document "A "was a true account of his own running performances with a view to obtaining the prize, and that he, was a party to, the uttering of form "A. "</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and the prosecution recommended the prisoner to mercy upon the ground that they considered he had been prompted to commit the offence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that as the prisoner had been convicted of uttering the document, it would not be necessary to take the opinion of the Court of Crown Cases Reserved, upon the question of the false pretences Count.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-83-offence-1 t18931211-name-31"/>Yeddass Rosen</persName>, an unmarried girl, under 18 years, out of the possession and against the will of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-83-offence-1 t18931211-name-32"/>Morris Rosen</persName>, her father, with intent to Carnally know her.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</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">Monday, December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> A little boy was at the stall, but he went away—I afterwards saw you pass my stall, but the police told me to wait till you came again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi>). On 24th November Gray gave me two sixpences and the description of a person, and on 2nd December I saw the prisoner in Packington Street, and said, "Benzey, I shall arrest you for passing bad sixpences at a coffee-stall in Essex Road"—he said, "You have made a mistake"—I took him to the station, put him with seven more men, and Gray picked him out at once—he made no reply to the charge—he gave a correct address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these two sixpences are counterfeit, and from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18931211-name-37" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-37" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t18931211-name-37" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PARKER</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, of 15, New Hall Street, Essex Road—the prisoner has lodged with me since August, and on 24th November, about 6. 45 a. m., I gave him a good sixpence, as I believe, to get some coke—that was near the Queen's Head—there is a coffee-stall near there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had the sixpence in my pocket—I don't know where I got it; it was a dark morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have seen nothing of him since he went with me to get the coke—I heard that he hail been arrested, but did not know what for; his wife told me so last Friday night—she did not tell me that he was committed here to take his trial—I am here to-day because my mistress told me—the prisoner did not tell me he was going to get something to eat at the coffee-stall; he only said to get a cup of coffee—I gave him the sixpence to get his breakfast.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>. I was there when Smith came to the house and told the prisoner's wife he had got into trouble for passing a bad sixpence, but I did not know what he came for, and did not know he was a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I have been with Parker to market on several occasions, and he has bought things. I met with an accident and got compensation from the Master Builders' Association. Here are two printed characters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence in reply.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">N R</hi>). I had the prisoner in custody in July, 1887, for uttering a bad shilling, and he was sentenced to six years' penal servitude at Hertford Assizes by Justice Hawkins—several other convictions were proved against him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Hertford on August</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1887.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-88-offence-1 t18931211-name-46"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to feloniously secreting 55 post letters, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a cheque for £7 10s. 3d., with intent to defraud.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character—
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<hi rend="italic">Three Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-93-18931211 t18931211-93-punishment-12"/>Discharged ou recognizances</rs>. She was also indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-94-offence-1 t18931211-name-58"/>Alfred Lovett</persName> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">The prosecutor's evidence being uncorroborated, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">directed a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-94-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognizances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character, and his uncle undertook to take him into his employ.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNOR</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">H R</hi>). On the night of the 26th November I was near 12, Commercial Road—T saw the prisoner with his arm in a hole of the window—I walked slowly up as if I did not notice anything—the prisoner saw me, and he and another man walked towards me—they parted, the other man ran away, and I apprehended the prisoner; he struggled very violently—I took him to the station—when charged he gave two addresses; one was 10, Russell Court, Wapping, then he said, "20, Russell Place, Wapping"—I did not go there; there is no such place—I went to 10, Smith's Place, but no one knew him there—when I first saw him I was about sixty yards from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told the Magistrate that the prisoner was with another man—I had received some information from a lad which induced me to watch—I blew my whistle, and eight or ten constables came up to my assistance—the prisoner had been drinking, but was sober enough to see the hole in the window and put his arm in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-97-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction on 30th July</hi>, 1888,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-97-18931211 t18931211-97-punishment-15"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRANCIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-67" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM DENNIS</persName> </hi>. I am a fruit broker, at 37, James Street, Covent Garden—Taylor was in my employ about eighteen months ago—he left about July or August, 1892—on the 30th September this year, I received a communication from the manager of the Capital and Counties Bank, where I had an account, and in consequence I went and saw him—I was shown this cheque for, £200, dated 30th September, 1893, drawn in favour of A. R. Low—it was not signed by me, or by my authority—I did not recognise the handwriting on the face of the cheque—I believe the endorsement to be in the handwriting of Taylor; I had frequent opportunities of seeing him write—to the best of my belief it is his writing, but I am not prepared to swear to it—I found that the cheque was missing from my cheque-book, along with seven others—after seeing the manager I returned to my office—this envelope (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), addressed to R. Lomax, Esq., appears to be in Taylor's writing—this cheque, number 2588, is a genuine paid cheque of mine; it was drawn on 4th July, 1893—it was enclosed in a bundle of cheques recently returned from the bank, and was kept in a pigeon-hole in the office, and was stolen.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-68" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Covent Garden branch of the Capital and Counties Bank—on 30th September a man named Lomax presented this £200 cheque for payment—I refused to cash it, and com
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<p>with Mr. Dennis, who came to the bank and saw me—I detained Lomax, and he was given into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). On 30th September I was called to the bank, and apprehended Lomax—I afterwards went to 17, Ladbrook Road, Balham, where I found these two other cheques, Nos. 2518 and 2588, one blank and the other a paid cheque, and this letter torn in pieces, which Taylor afterwards admitted to me was his writing; also this telegram of 30th September to Lomax, 17, Ladbrook Road, Balham, "Waiting to see you; immense.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">DICK</hi>"—I also found some envelopes with the name of Dennis and Sons printed on the top, and some slips of paper torn from a diary, with a number of fac-similes of Mr. Dennis's signature—No. 17 was the house of Lomax, who is now undergoing a term of imprisonment—on 14th November I saw Taylor when he was in custody at Westminster Police-court—he made a statement to me, continuing the statement which he had previously made to another officer—this is what he said: "I obtained the cheque from
<hi rend="italic">Gus</hi> Sendall, and
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>, the foreman" (that is Roberts); "the cheque was forged by Lomax, who presented it at the bank"—I said, "What did you do with the others?"—he said, "The others I destroyed;
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> got me the paid cheque also"—I said, "How came you to speak about it?"—he said, "The proposition came from
<hi rend="italic">Gus</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>; they knew about Morgan's affair, and asked me if I could do anything in that way" (there is another indictment in connection with that matter)—I said, "When did you get the cheques?"—he said, "They were given me one night, the same night the forged one was presented, outside, about the time the
<hi rend="italic">pubs</hi> were closing. They were given to me by
<hi rend="italic">Joe.</hi> I went to Lomax on Sunday morning; he said his hand was too shaky; he practised for a time and then got it done. I was to meet him afterwards.
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">Gus</hi> were to have a share"—I showed him a telegram and a letter torn in pieces—he said, "Yes; they are mine"—I showed him the endorsement, "R. Lowe," on the back of the forged cheque, and he said, "Lomax wrote that"—he continued, "I waited at the corner of King Street and saw Mr. Dennis come back with a bank messenger." (
<hi rend="italic">The torn letter was read as follows</hi>: "Dear L.,—
<hi rend="italic">Fred</hi> has just left me, and will call on you to-morrow, Monday, and tell you the pith of our conversation; remain in till midday.—Yours,
<hi rend="smallCaps">DICK</hi>")—after the remand at Westminster Police-court I saw the man
<hi rend="italic">Gus</hi> (Sendall)—at that time I only knew him by the name of
<hi rend="italic">Gus</hi>; he made a statement to me, and in consequence I arrested Roberts
<hi rend="italic">on</hi> the morning of November 23rd, outside his house in Cornwall Road, Lambeth—I said to him, "
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>, I am going to take you into custody for stealing those cheques from Mr. Dennis"—he replied, "Yes, sir"—I said, "And there will probably be a further charge of being concerned with Taylor in forging and uttering a cheque, and obtaining £200 thereby"—he said, "I don't see how that can be"—I took him to the station, and he was charged; he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been a detective six years—I did not caution him that what he said might be used in evidence against him; there is no order to that effect—Sendall is not in custody, and never has been—I took Roberts in consequence of what Taylor and Sendall said.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM AUGUSTUS"/>WILLIAM AUGUSTUS SENDALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 95, Ernest Street, Stepney; I</p>
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<p>am a fruit porter at Covent Garden Market—on Friday, 29th September last, I got a letter from Taylor—I tore it up; it asked me to meet him at the Round House, Covent Garden, at eleven that night—I did so; he said, "Come and have a drink"—we went and had a drink—he then said he was going to meet a pal of his—he went out, and went towards Drury Lane, and would see me later—I said, "All right, Dick," and went into the market—when he came back, I was in James Street—he said, "Where's
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>?" meaning Roberts—I said, "Up at the warehouse"—he said, "Do you think he could get us a cheque?"—I said, "I don't know; he is there, go and ask him"—he said, "Can't you?"—I said, "No; ask him yourself"—he said, "Tell him I want him"—I went up to the warehouse, and Taylor followed me up—just as I was speaking to him—he was at work at the warehouse—I said, "Taylor wants you"—when Taylor came up I went to the front of the shop and got a light for my pipe, and when I came back they were in the office at the back of the •warehouse; Taylor was speaking to
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>—I did not hear what he said—I sat down on two bushels of apples and had a smoke—they came out of the office and spoke to me—Taylor said, "That is all right,
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>"—
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> said, "Well, you have got them now; I suppose I shan't see you again"—Taylor showed me some cheques, and said, "These are no good now because they are crossed, we may as well burn them," and with that he burnt them—he went out—I ran down the street after him—he stopped at the gateway, and said, "These are all right, they are more open"—he pulled out two cheques and showed them to me—they were like this; those that were burnt were red ones—he said, "Meet me to-morrow about twelve"—I said, "About twelve?"—he said, "Well, meet me between this and Lupus Street, about half-past ten, and we will go over to Balham, when we shall be all right"—I said, "All right"—I finished my morning's work and went to Balham, and we saw Lomax at his house—Taylor had not said anything to me as to what we were going to Balham for, or who we were to see, till the morning—he said nothing about "the old 'un" till the morning; he then said, "We will go and see the old 'un"—Lomax was the old one—we went into the front room downstairs, Lomax put on his hat and coat, and we went and had a drink; Taylor and Lomax went out and left me in the public-house in a
<hi rend="italic">booze</hi>; subsequently I went with Taylor and Lomax back to Covent Garden, and went to King Street, where the bank was—Taylor said to Lomax, "You go on,
<hi rend="italic">Gus</hi> will stop outside, and I will go round the corner, because I don't want to be seen down here"—he said to me, "If you see the messenger come out and Mr. Dennis come back, you will know"—I saw Mr. Dennis and the messenger come out, and I went back to King Street—
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> was not there at all—on the night of the 29th I was in the shop when both the prisoners were in the office; I "Could not see what they were doing there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Taylor.</hi> When I met you at the Round House I did not know what it was for—it was not from a letter you had from me; I never wrote to you—I rememter you calling at my house in a cab with Lomax; we went to a public-house in Harpur Street—you did not introduce me to Lomax as the man who did the writing in Morgan's case—that was the case where he stole two cheques and forged them, and drew. the money for them—you did not tell me that Lomax was willing to do</p>
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<p>the forgery in Dennis's case, which you and I were concocting—we were not concocting anything, for you then had the cheques in your possession—I did not meet you some time afterwards and give you a paid cheque of Dennis and Co. to get the signature from, which I had received from Roberts—the night the blank cheques were taken I arranged to meet you next morning in a street that runs from Victoria Station to the barracks; it might be Ebury Street—I did meet you, and we went to Lomax—a cheque for £300 was not drawn there and shown to me; you showed me a cheque for £20, and said if that came off you would pay me a bit of what you owed me—Lomax and I went to the Capital and Counties Bank, but you did not; you went round Henrietta Street and up Bedford Street—previous to going there no arrangement was made to divide the £200; that could not be, because the cheque was £20—you said it would take you that to square you, to pull you together, and you would go to where you had been before—when I found that Lomax was detained I came to you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I have been six years in Covent Garden market—I have done night work—I only saw Lomax twice—the first time I saw him was when he came to my house with Taylor—I did not know he was "the old one"—I did not know who I was going to see, and I asked Taylor and he said, "Lomax"—I did not ask him, "What are you going to see Lomax for, with forged cheques in your possession?"—I should say I certainly knew they were doing wrong; I can't see that I was helping them—I got a shilling for sitting on the two bushels of apples, to treat myself; not. for looking out for the police—I was doing nothing—I don't know what they were doing; I sat there smoking; I did not trouble myself to know what they were doing—the police came to me first about this at a public-house that I use—they did not tell me I had better make a clean breast of it or I should find myself in trouble; they said I stood in a very serious position—he did not tell me that I had better make a clean breast of it, or I should be in the dock—he said Taylor had told all about the cheques, and what I knew about it would I tell, and I said, "Yes"—he did not tell me that I was in a serious position—I have not said so—I told him something similar to what I have said to-day—I got nothing for going to Balham; I spent three shillings on a couple of forties going there; I mean drinks—Taylor told me he had not got a penny—I expected to get what he owed me, £4 or £5, out of his money that he was going to get from the bank—I knew he had no account there—I was told if I saw the. messenger come out I was to come and tell him—I was not told to do anything if I saw the police; I could go home if I liked—in case the affair came off I was to get the money he owed me; how he got the money was nothing to do with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw Taylor and
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> go into the house together—they did not show me a bundle of cheques—Taylor had them in his pocket;. he pulled out some red cheques afterwards and showed me at the bottom of the street, in the gateway.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. W. DENNIS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). Roberts was employed as warehouse foreman—it was his duty to attend at the warehouse from about eleven at night, on 29th September, till three the next day—during that time he was in sole charge of the warehouse—he carried the key—he had no business in the</p>
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<p>office, but the door was not kept locked—I have two banking accounts, one at the London and County, King's Cross, and one at the Capital and Counties—the London and County cheques are red and to order, the others are white and open—during October both cheque books were kept in the office—I sometimes left the office early, and sometimes at four or six; not later—there are six or seven porters employed—fruit and vegetables are kept there, and also in the office—there is nothing to prevent a person walking straight into the office—when I leave at six I leave Mr. Kempton, my salesman and manager, there—we close at from three to five—Roberts is solely responsible for the office at night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Taylors defence.</hi> I am simply guilty of receiving the cheques; that is all.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">As to Roberts, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH ROBERTS</hi> were further indicted
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<hi rend="italic">She received a good diameter.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-100-offence-1 t18931211-name-76"/>Leonard George Langton</persName>, and stealing goods therein;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to previous convictions of felony. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EVES</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-100-18931211 t18931211-100-punishment-18"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SWEENEY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18931211-100-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18931211-100-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-100-18931211 t18931211-100-punishment-19"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS COHEN</hi> (60)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18931211-101-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18931211-101-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Attempting to carnally know
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-101-offence-1 t18931211-name-78"/>Esther Jacob Isacowitz</persName>, under the age of 13.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-101-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18931211-101-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH HENRY BRIDER</hi> (39)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-102-offence-1 t18931211-name-80"/>Frances Belise Watson</persName>, his wife being alive.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-81" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE CRANCH</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Cross Street, East Dulwich—I was present at Trinity Church, Lambeth on August 17th, 1875, when the prisoner was married to my sister, Elizabeth Sarah Cranch—he was married as Joshua Brider, bachelor—they lived as husband and wife till about June, 1883, and had two children, a boy and a girl—the prisoner is a barrister's clerk—they separated by mutual agreement—my sister has the custody of the children, and the prisoner has sent her money up to the present time—I went to him for money up to 1889—I lived with my mother, and wa</p>
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<p>away till 1887, and then I began to go and fetch the money—I did not know at that time that he was married a second time—I did not see my sister very often after her marriage—she was never a drunkard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner</hi> I have never seen John Holland visiting my sister in your absence; I have never seen him there—they did not go to Boulogne together—a deed of separation was prepared; I read it—there was a clause that the allowance was to be made to her so long as she led a chaste life, and she objected to it because it reflected on her—I fetched money from you very often once a month or once a fortnight, when I thought it was due and you had not sent it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-82" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-82" type="given" value="FRANCES BELISE"/>FRANCES BELISE WATSON</persName> </hi>. I am now in a home for the destitute in Soho—when I met the prisoner in August, 1883, I was a widow with two children, and was earning bread for myself and them—I took him to be a bachelor; he never said he was married—on November 21st, 1883, I was married to him at St. Paul's, Co vent Garden—he called himself Bryden, not Bryder. (
<hi rend="italic">The certificate described him as a bachelor</hi>)—he said he was reading for the Bar—we lived together off and on till February this year, and I had a child by him last July—I said I would not live I with him any longer, because of the blows and insults I received.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have said to friends that you were the best of husbands when you were good, but I cannot understand a man being good one five minutes and nearly killing me the next—I said that you were a good father to your boy—I sent you a telegram saying that I was dying, because I wanted to know whether you were living with Nelly Barring-ton, who struck me, and I sought the protection of a neighbour.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-83" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HAILSTONE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). On November 30th I arrested the prisoner at 21, Brighton Terrace, and told him the charge—he said "Yes, who is charging?"—I said, "Frances Belise Watson"—he said, I "I have an answer to it, she is a fearful drunkard, so was the first beast; I she finally left me, and I did not know she was alive when I married the other"—when the charge was read over he said, "I did not know she was alive."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have a letter from Mrs. Watson to you—she wrote it at my dictation asking for an appointment, with a view of arresting you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Hit Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18931211-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18931211-name-84" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18931211-name-84" type="surname" value="LAMBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18931211-name-84" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE LAMBERT</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 3, Cardinal Terrace, Putney—I am nineteen years old—Mrs. Watson told me three or four months ago that she knew the prisoner was a married man—she lodged at my mother's house for twelve months about May, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The. prisoner in his defence stated that he and his wife lived a cat and dog life, and that he several times met her out with men, and that site went to Boulogne with John Holland; that a deed of separation was signed, and site left him, taking everything with her but his clothes; that he saw her two or three times afterwards, but nine month afterwards made inquiries and could not find her, and never having any letters from her thought she was dead, and he married again. He also attacked Mrs. Watson's character to whom ht said he made an allowance, out stopped it on finding out the life site was living, and complained that site had waited six years before making this charge.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-102-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18931211-102-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-102-18931211 t18931211-102-punishment-20"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY EVANS</hi> (29)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM YOUNG</hi> (18)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MACROUN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Young.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GEORGE LESTER</hi> (19)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES LEAMAN</hi> (18)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK PERRY</hi> (17)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-104-offence-1 t18931211-name-91"/>John Craggs Leefe</persName>, and stealing a quantity of silk and fifty cigars, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILKINSON</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">LESTER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18931211-104-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18931211-104-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18931211-104-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MACROUN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Perry.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18931211-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18931211-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-92" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HUNTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi> 87). On November 8th, about 12. 30 a. m., I received a communication, and went to Mr. Leefe's premises, 4, Jewin Crescent—we surrounded the premises, and sent for Mr. Leefe, who had not got his keys, and instructed us to force an entrance; we did so—I found Wilkinson and Lester on the ground floor standing beside a number of rolls of
<hi rend="italic">silk and</hi> cigars—a cash-box had been broken open, and 5s. taken out—I found
<hi rend="italic">four jemmies</hi>, which corresponded with marks on the door—I found no signs of breaking outside; the door was secured by a locked padlock, which appeared all right.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18931211-name-93" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PALMER</persName> </hi> (140
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I was with another officer, and about 4. 55 saw Leaman and Perry come to Jewin Street, and raise their eyes to the windows; they went from there to Redcross Street, and about five minutes afterwards came back, and raised their eyes again—Cook and I came out and asked them where they were going; they said, "To work at the chemical works, Blackfriars"—I found nothing on Leaman, but found this padlock key in Perry's coat pocket—I said, "This is all I want," and undid the padlock with the key, and said, "You see what I have done; you two will be charged with breaking and entering this warehouse and stealing a quantity of silk"—they said, "I know nothing about it"—they were confronted with Wilkinson and Lester, and Wilkinson said, "I don't know these men"—at the Police-court the same morning Wilkinson addressed the Magistrate, and wanted to know what the two men were there for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>. We were in plain clothes—Leaman and Perry followed the police as they went off duty—there was no crowd about the premises—it is an ordinary padlock—it began to rain just before four o'clock—I know nothing against Perry—he was out of work when he was arrested—I have not made inquiries, as no address has been given to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Leaman.</hi> You came from Aldersgate Street, and when you looked up at the window I took it to be a signal—I let you go away, because I knew you would come back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I could not find the chemical works, Blackfriars.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-94" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER MCINTYRE</persName> </hi>. I am in Mr. Leefe's employ—I secured the door with a brass padlock like this, not a black one—this key is much larger, but it fits well; it fits this other padlock very well—this is not the one which was on the door the night before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-95" type="given" value="SYLVESTER"/>SYLVESTER MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am caretaker at Broad Street Dwellings, Finsbury—I know all four prisoners; they are associates—I saw them</p>
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<p>together on Lord Mayor's Show Day, and frequently before, and I saw three of them together between October 8th and 15th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>. I have frequently seen Leaman and</hi> Perry together; they lived in the same place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Leaman's defence.</hi> We had been at Covent Garden carrying ferns, and as we went back the officer took us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Perry received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILKINSON</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LISTER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Earl Labour each.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEAMAN</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">*—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ROONEY</hi> (24)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-105-offence-1 t18931211-name-97"/>John Davis</persName>, and stealing two watches and a chain, his property.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-98" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, of 260, Bethnal Green Road—on November 27th, about 9. 40, I heard a smash, ran out, and found the window broken, and the till on the floor—I went out, and saw the prisoner with a woman, about one door from my shop—I blew a whistle, and a policeman came—there was a wire in the window, which was pulled out, and two gold watches and a gold chain were missing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-99" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DAVIS</persName> </hi>.—I am the prosecutor's wife—on November 27th I was standing at the shop door, and saw the prisoner—he moved along towards the shop and stood still, and a woman came round the corner and pushed him, and he put his fist through the window—I did not see what he took, but I saw articles fall on the pavement—I cried out, my husband came, and the prisoner ran away—I picked him out from other men at the station—I had seen him pass the shop with the woman, and am sure he is the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-100" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK STEVENS</persName> </hi> (180
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On November 27th, at 11. 15, the prisoner came to me in Middle Row and said, "I wish to give myself up to you for smashing a jeweller's shop window; I know I am
<hi rend="italic">spotted</hi>, so I may as well give myself up to you as to anybody; women are the root of all evil; I heard the whistle, but was too quick for them"—the glass would require force to break it; it was quarter of an inch thick—I wrote down what he said when I got to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I was not on the premises.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-105-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell in February</hi>, 1892.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES ASSOT</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18931211-106-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the payment of £6, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a corn merchant at Shepherd's Bush Green—On 8th November, about 8. 15, I saw the prisoner in my shop—I did not know him—my shopman passed on to me a cheque for £6, signed "Henry Wood," and a note saying, "Will you kindly send two sacks of dour, and give bearer the balance.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES HARE</hi>."—I noticed that the writing of the cheque and the note was alike, and asked the prisoner from whom he brought it—he said, "From Mr. Hare, of Shepherd's Bush"—I asked how long he had worked there—he said three months—I sent for a policeman, and gave him in custody—I do not know Mr. Hare.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-103" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HARE</persName> </hi>. I am a laundry man, of 10, Wendell Road, W.—I do</p>
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<p>not know the prisoner; lie never worked for me—this cheque is not my writing, nor did I give him authority to write it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-104" type="given" value="JOSEPH STEPHEN"/>JOSEPH STEPHEN WEATHERALL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at Lloyd's Bank, Coventry—we have no customer named Henry Wood—this cheque was issued to Mrs. Beecham, who has an account there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-105" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SAME</persName> </hi> (601
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On December 8th, at 8. 30, Mr. Moore called on me, and made a statement—the prisoner said, "All I can say is I was sent by Mr. Hare, of Blockley House."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I have nothing more to say than that the gentleman sent me the note. I did not know what it contained. When I got to the shop I was detained."</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-106-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK ADLEY</hi> (24)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-107-offence-1 t18931211-name-107"/>John Connor</persName>, and stealing two shillings, his money.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CONNOR</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 1, Osborn Place, Brick Lane—on Saturday night, November 21st, I was in Connaught Street, going home, and the prisoner and two others came up to me—one of the men, not in custody, pinned my arms behind me, and another put his hand in my pocket and took out a florin and some coppers—I shouted "Police," and the prisoner put his hand over my mouth—I caught hold of the one who put his hand in my pocket, and got knocked down and kicked in my privates when I was down—someone struck me on my face with his fist—I caught hold of the prisoner, and held him till a policeman came; the others got away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I am positive you are one of the men—I had had a drop, but I was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HEDGES</persName> </hi> (156
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On 26th November, early in the morning, I was in the Commercial Road, and saw the prisoner and two other men oitering—Connor came along, and the prisoner struck him in the face—I heard cries of "Police," and Connor said, "They have robbed me"—I told the prisoner I should take him—he said, "I have not got his money, neither did I hit him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> The prosecutor shoved me and said he had been robbed, and I was one of the men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-107-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18931211-107-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Worship Street in April</hi>, 1891—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-106-18931211 t18931211-107-punishment-26"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SPIEGELHALTER</hi> (17)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SPIEGELHALTER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's brother, and live at 405, Hackney Road—on the night of 6th November we were letting off fireworks, and had a bonfire in the back yard—I had a pistol, which I fired off twice into the air from the upper window—this (
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<p>remainder into the air except one—I then handed the pistol to the prisoner, and he fired the remaining shot into the air—we then fired off these two old pistols loaded with powder only; I don't how many times we fired—after a time my brother went into the kitchen and reloaded thin one, and came out into the yard and fired it into the air four or five times—being rather a heavy thing he pulled it down; it slipped out of his fingers; after that he fired one or two into the air—we did not know at the time that anything was wrong until a man next door said that a boy had been shot—we had all been on good terms that evening—the pistol was loaded with bullets—I saw the boy that was shot, in the kitchen, Afterwards; I did not know him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We began the fireworks about seven; the bonfire was lighted first, and the pistols were fired at the end—the cock of the pistol is rather hard to pull back, and the pistol is very heavy; you can hardly hold it with one hand—we could not see the boy when we fired; he was next door—a paling separates the two yards—my younger brother was with us in the yard—the Coroner's Jury found a verdict of misadventure.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-113" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES RICHARDSON</persName> </hi>. I live at Rustic Cottage, Hackney—I am employed next door to the prisoner at the shop of Miss Plum—I know the prisoner—on this evening, there was a bonfire and fireworks next door—f heard the firing of pistols—I saw the deceased standing against the fence, and did not see him again till he ran into the kitchen, after he was wounded—he called, "Oh!" and fell into the middle of the kitchen and died immediately—I called my employer, and a surgeon was sent for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The kitchen is about twenty-six feet from the fence, which is about three feet high; the deceased was five feet high and was fifteen years old—there was a large bonfire next door, but no light except from the kitchen, and that was not much—there had been no quarrelling between the boy and the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-114" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BERDOE</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of Teignmouth House, Victoria Park Gate—on the evening of 6th November, I was called to the house—by order of the Coroner I made a post-mortem examination of the deceased boy—I found a gunshot wound through the right lung and through the chief vessel of the heart, and this bullet I found in the left lung; the cause of death was hemorrhage from the wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bullet had taken a very curious course—the deceased must have been leaning with his right side to the fence, leaning looking at the bonfire—the bullet is a conical one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-115" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HELSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector J</hi>). Between eight and half-past on this evening, I went to 403, Hackney Road, and saw the youth lying dead on the kitchen floor; I went next door and saw the prisoner's parents—the prisoner was not there, but from what his father told me I sent a telegram—in the basement I found these two old muzzle-loading pistols, and the case of the larger revolver; the revolver was not found till next morning—it was then loaded in two chambers—I had some difficulty in unloading the middle barrel.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-116" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHITLOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant J</hi>). On 7th November, at 8. 15, I found the prisoner detained at Harlesden Police-station—I told him the charge—he said, "I did not shoot him wilfully; it went off accidentally before I had time to raise it in the air. I had fired five or six shots from the revolver. I did not see the boy standing at the fence; I only saw my</p>
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<p>little brother there. The revolver is at home in the cellar, on a bench"—I took him to Bethnal Green—the charge was read to him—he replied, "I shot him accidentally; the revolver went off before I had time to get it in the air"—I afterwards found the revolver where he had indicated—it was loaded in two barrels with powder and bullets, and the centre one with powder and shot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe he stated to another officer at the station that the pistol was at half cock, and that was supposed to be at safety.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-109-offence-1 t18931211-name-118"/>Henry Hutchinson</persName>, and causing him actual bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-119" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HUTCHINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 661 A). On 14th August, about twenty minutes to three a. m., I was on duty in Grosvenor Road, Millbank—I saw four men sitting on a bench there—I crossed over, and said to them, "Come, now, you men, we have no sleeping accommodation here"—one of them, with an oath, said, "This is the b——" and the four, rushing at me, pinned me against the wall, tripping me over back wards into the river—they were like four dogs—my feet struck against something, and I clung to one of the piles sticking up in the water; I swam from one to the other till I reached the wooden steps against the pier at Millbank—I shouted for assistance, but got none; I got out myself, up the steps, and went to the station, where I obtained dry clothes, and made out my statement—I could not exactly tell what the depth of the water was—I have recognised one of the men, to the best of my belief, but I cannot recognise the prisoner—I was placed on the sick list when the doctor saw me at the station, and remained so till 6th September, and I have been on the sick list ever since, suffering from a strained back—I gave evidence here against two men named Bailey and Smith.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-120" type="given" value="WILLIAM MONRO DASENT"/>WILLIAM MONRO DASENT GALBY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant surgeon at Rochester Row Station—on 14th August last I was called there, and made an examination of Hutchinson—he complained of pain in the right lumbar region, and his back was sore on pressure; there were marks of something very hard having scraped the back of his tunic; he had great difficulty in bending; he had a badly strained back—I ordered him to bed, and saw him again in the afternoon; I then found that the parts had swollen very much—he could not move at all till the 24th of the month; since then he has been quite unable to do his duty—my opinion of him is not so favourable now as it was at the last trial; he has made so very little progress during the last six weeks—I am rather doubtful if he will be able to take duty again; he cannot stoop at all to lift anything, even a chair.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-121" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am a constable of the Somersetshire Constabulary, No. 245, stationed at Keynsham, near Bristol—on 6th November the prisoner came to my station there about the middle of the day, and said he wanted to give himself up, he believed it to be a serious offence, throwing a policeman over the Thames Embankment in London—I cautioned him in the usual way—he then made a statement, which I took down, and he signed it—this is it. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "I, Thomas Johnstone</p>
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<p>native of Uxbridge, fifteen miles out of London, say, 'On 16th or 17th of last August, I, in company with three others, threw a police officer over the Thames Embankment in London. I wish to give myself up to the custody of the police'")—he was sober—later in the day, about four, I took him before the Petty Sessions, and he there made a further statement in my presence; it was taken down, read over to him, and he signed it—this is it, "About 2. 30 a. m., I and my companions were lying down on a seat on the Thames Embankment, when a policeman came up and ordered us off, and we caught hold of him and threw him into the river, and then went away. I have had no rest in my mind since we did it, and so resolved to give myself up. I did not know anything of the three men that were with me, and I don't know now who they were, but I saw one of them in Bristol this morning, and I told him I was going to give myself up; he and I were together ever since the morning we threw the constable into the river. I came by boat this morning from Cardiff to Bristol. I heard him say his name was Watkins, but don't know whether that is his right name or not"—he remained in custody at Keynsham from the 7th to the 10th November—I was in charge of him the whole time—he said on different occasions that he was very sorry for what he did, he could not help it at all; he would not have done it for £50, had he it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-122" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BEARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective A</hi>). On 10th November, I received the prisoner into custody at Keynsham—I read over to him the statement marked "A," signed by him—I asked him if it was correct, and whether that was his signature—he said, "Quite correct, all that I know is that I am guilty of being one of the four men that threw the constable into the Thames"—I said, "I shall convey you to London, where you will be charged with assault and attempt to murder the constable on the 14th August last—he said, "All right; I shall go quiet with you"—at Rochester Row Station the charge was read over to him—he said, "Ail that I know, I am guilty"—I asked him if he could identify the other men who were with him—he said, "No; "only the one he had left in Bristol.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> All I can say is that when I made that statement I was labouring under something that I don't want any body to have. I had been drinking heavily for two months previous. I know nothing more, only I gave myself up; I know nothing about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). I did not notice any signs of his having been drinking; I saw no difference from what he is now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-124" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BEARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). He did not appear to me as though he had had anything for a long time; there was no difference to what he is now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>: I feel a lot of difference, at any rate; you only saw me four days afterwards.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>: It was three days after he had given himself up when I received him—I asked him if he could refer me to anybody for his character—he said he could not refer me to anywhere, only when he was in the army—he joined the 2nd Welsh Regiment in 1881, and was discharged as being medically unfit, through varicose veins—his conduct was good while in the army—he told me he had been to sea—I asked him if he could refer me to any captain or anyone that he had worked under—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>: I have never been in any trouble before in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-125" type="given" value="PHILIP FRANCIS"/>PHILIP FRANCIS GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I have seen the prisoner while he has been in Holloway, and have spoken to him on different occasions—my attention was not specifically called to him—I saw nothing the matter with his mind—I have seen him just now and then—I found nothing the matter with him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORESBY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-128" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WIGLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Half Moon Court, Portpool Lane, Holborn—the prisoner is my son-in-law—he and his wife and four little children have been living with me—he had no home—I have been supporting them for several months—on the morning of November 1st, about 12. 30, I was in bed with my wife and the four children—my daughter was on the landing—she halloed out, "Father! father I let me in, he is beating me, and knocking me about"—I got out of bed and opened the door, and she walked in—the prisoner walked in behind her, and he up with his hand and hit her very hard, and kicked her; he then walked round the room and struck her again, and knocked her down on her left side—I halloed out, "Don't do that"—he took his hand three times, like this (
<hi rend="italic">Striking</hi>)—at the same time I saw the bed in a dreadful state with blood—I ran downstairs in my shirt and trousers and got a policeman, who went upstairs with me—he asked for the knife—I had not seen the knife, but my wife gave it to the policeman—when I ran downstairs the prisoner halloed after me. "I will do it for you"—he works-among the coal wharves when he likes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-129" type="given" value="BRIDGET"/>BRIDGET WIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—about a quarter to one on the morning of 1st November my daughter knocked at the door, and said, "Father, let me in, he is always knocking me about"—my husband opened the door and let her in, and the prisoner punched and kicked her four or five times, and I saw the knife in his hand at the last stab, and the blood; he then picked the knife up and flung it down—my little grandson picked it up and gave it to me—the prisoner said, "Oh! she is done; she is dead, she is dead!"—the police came, and she was taken to the hospital in a cab.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-130" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—I came home on the morning of 1st November—my husband and I had been drinking all the evening till the houses closed—we got quarrelling; I went to my father's door, and he let me in—the prisoner gave me two blows, which stunned me, and I can't remember anything more after the third blow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I was called by Mr. Wigley, and saw the prosecutrix in a cab, bleeding very much from the head—I told the cabman to drive as quickly as he could to the hospital—I then went to 2, Half Moon Court, and found the prisoner sitting in a chair—I told him I should take him into custody on a charge of cutting and wounding his wife—he said, "All right, governor, I am glad you have come"—on the way to the station he said, "I think I have done for her this time; I stabbed her three times, twice in the back and once in the head. She has</p>
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<p>caused me a lot of trouble"—he was drunk—I took him to the station, and then went to the hospital to ascertain his wife's condition, and then returned to the station, where he was charged—this knife was handed to me by Mrs. Wigley; it had blood stains on it, and there are stains on it now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said at the station that you did not remember anything that took place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-132" type="given" value="LANGTON"/>LANGTON HEPBURN</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—the prosecutrix was admitted there about half-past one—she was suffering from five wounds about the head and shoulders, four punctured and one incised—the most serious one was on the face, just in front of the right ear; that was two inches long and one inch and three-quarters deep, and rather jagged—that was very dangerous and caused severe hemorrhage—three of the other wounds were serious; one on the left side of the neck, three inches long and two deep, another on the right side of the neck an inch and a half long, and an inch and a half deep, and the other on the right shoulder, an inch and three-quarters long, I could not ascertain the depth—there was also one above the right elbow; that was quite superficial—she was in danger for a fortnight—the wound in the face is not quite healed now; she will be permanently disfigured—there was no erysipelas; she had paralysis of part of the nerve of the face, due to its being severed; that may come right, but I doubt it—the knife produced would inflict such wounds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner put in a written defend, alleging that he was very drunk and did not remember what occurred.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> on the Second Count.—</rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BIRON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-138" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA WYATT</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—I keep a boarding-house for seamen at 6, Kirby Street, Poplar—on 17th November, about twelve at noon, the prisoner came into the house—I was in the kitchen—he went upstairs, then came down and went into the back room, my children's bedroom, and commenced breaking open my daughter's box—I went and told him he must not do it—she is his step-daughter—he went upstairs again, and came down with a bundle of clothing under his arm, and went out—about eight in the evening he came again—I was in the front parlour with my sister, Mary Ann Winter—he seized me by the throat and asked me if I had got all I wanted—I said he had better let me go, I had not anything—I went into the back room; my daughter had just gone out for some beer—he followed her into the public-house—she came in with the beer, and he came immediately after her (a gentleman lodger had come in while the prisoner was out)—he said nothing, but in do a blow at me—I did not see anything in his hand—he struck me in four different places—I did not know I was stabbed till I saw my hand bleeding, and blood running down—when I became conscious I was at No. 2, two doors off—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You have ill-used me ever since I knew you—you never complained of me for allowing my. daughter to go into a bedroom with a man—I was never fined for being drunk; a policeman said I was blocking up the way when I was talking to a friend—I have been married twice—I have not seen my first husband for fifteen years—I did not tell you that I wanted to get rid of you—you have never done any work since I knew you—what I had my daughter and I earned—I have about £80 in the bank, and two years ago my aunt left me £60—I was never locked up in Well. Street together with you—we had had no quarrel on the day in question. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner continued to accuse the witness of improper conduct, which she repeatedly denied.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-139" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA WYATT</persName> </hi>. I am a daughter of the last witness—on 17th November, about eight in the evening, I was going out for some beer—the prisoner came into the
<hi rend="italic">pub</hi> after me; he did not speak to me—I went back, he came in shortly after—he went straight over to mother, took out a knife, and said, "Take that," and struck her several times—I got between them, and he did the same thing to me—he was not cutting tobacco—mother did not spit in his face; she was sitting on the bed talking to my aunt—I have seen previous quarrels between them, and have heard him say several times that he would rip her up—I was stabbed in four places, and was taken to the hospital.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-140" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WINTER</persName> </hi>. I am sister to Mrs. Wyatt, and live at 87, Fenton Street, Mile End—I was with my sister on 17th November, about four in the afternoon—later in the evening the prisoner came into the front parlour, went across to my sister, seized her by the throat, and said, "Have you got all you want?"—she said, "You had better leave me alone"—he held her by the throat two or three minutes, then he left her and went out—I took her into the back parlour, and my sister and Ada came in—the prisoner afterwards came in and made a blow at my sister; I did not see what he had in his hand till the second or third blow—I then saw he had something in his hand; my sister raised her arm and I saw it was saturated with blood—I did not see what happened to Ada—I followed my sister into the next house, and a doctor came and dressed her wounds—I then went back and saw Ada lying on the floor—the prisoner wag not cutting tobacco—my sister did not spit in his face.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-141" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WINTER</persName> </hi> (the younger). I am daughter of last witness—I was with Mrs. Wyatt on this evening—after Ada came in with the beer the prisoner came in, went straight to my aunt and stabbed her—all I heard him say was, "Have you got all you want?"—Ada got between them—I helped Mrs. Wyatt into No. 2—I saw a number of people at</p>
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<p>the street door, and I heard the prisoner say he had done it; he had had enough of it night after night—he was not cutting tobacco at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PAINTER</persName> </hi> (180
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I was fetched to 6, Kirby Street, and saw the prisoner standing in the passage—I said, "What is the matter?"—he said, "I have done it"—I went into the back parlour, and saw Ada Wyatt lying on the floor—I pulled her on one side and saw a pool of blood—she said, "He has stabbed me"—I then took him into custody and took him to the station—I asked him if he had a knife on him; he said, "Yes," and gave me this knife—I examined the blade; it appeared to have had some blood on it, and had been wiped—the prisoner's hands were covered with blood—I searched him; I did not find any tobacco upon him or on the premises—he appeared to have been drinking—I took the young woman to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not find a pipe on you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">K R</hi>). I went to Kirby Street and found Ada Wyatt lying on the floor in the back room—I went into No. 2 and there found Mrs. Wyatt and took her to the hospital—I searched the room, but did not find my pipe or tobacco—next day at the Police-court, the prisoner asked me if the women were there—I said, "No, they are too bad to attend; the daughter appears to be the worst"—he said, "Have I injured her as well?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "Good God! I must have been mad. Me and my wife were having a few words; she spat in my face; I was cutting tobacco at the time, and I suppose I went for her. I do not know anything about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries about your character—I could not find anything against you, but quarrelsome and drink—you bear a very good character amongst the police in that division.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The woman has taken to drink and is very quarrelsome—she has been charged once with drunkenness at Limehouse—she keeps this lodging-house—I have never heard any complaint about the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-144" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FORSYTH</persName> </hi> (229
<hi rend="italic">L</hi>). On 17th November, at midnight, I took the charge against the prisoner for unlawfully wounding his wife and daughter by stabbing them—he replied, "I will be detained, then? I was cutting up tobacco, and cut my hand. I brought home £37 in one week, and my wife spent it"—I found blood on both his hands, and a slight cut on the palm of his right hand, and a small piece of skin off the first finger of the left hand—it was not bleeding; it had not been done long by its appearance—the first was an old cut; blood did not come from that—the prisoner had been drinking—I went to Kirby Street and found a curtain had been cut through, and a mackintosh of Ada's had cuts in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BIRD</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at the London Hospital when the prosecutrix and Ada Wyatt were brought there shortly after eleven—the prosecutrix was suffering from four incised wounds, one on the left shoulder, one on the left chest, one on the left abdomen, and one on the left wrist—none of them were dangerous; they might have been if they had penetrated a little further, if they had penetrated the cavity of the chest; they were about an inch deep—I think this knife might have caused them—considerable violence must have been used—I also examined Ada Wyatt—she was suffering from four incised woun is, one on the neck, behind to the right; one on the right to the left, and two on the left shoulder behind—there was considerable hemorrhage; her clothes were</p>
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<p>saturated with blood, and there was blood on the ambulance in which she was brought—these wounds might also have been caused by this knife; they were slightly dangerous—I offered to take them both in; the daughter remained but the mother refused, saying she must attend to her children—the daughter has recovered from the cuts—I have not examined the mother since—the daughter is still suffering from hysteria, brought on by the loss of blood—I think they had both been drinking, but the woman was not drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-146" type="given" value="JAMES ROSS"/>JAMES ROSS STEEN</persName> </hi>. I am a medical man—I attended Maria Wyatt since 19th November—the wound in the abdomen would have been dangerous if deeper—she is still suffering slightly from shock—this knife might have caused the wounds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, accused his wife of continued violence and misconduct, stating that they were drunk at</hi> (At
<hi rend="italic">time, and having the knife in his hand cutting some tobacco, he must have accidently caused the injuries.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of Unlawfully Wounding.—</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-114-offence-1 t18931211-name-150"/>John Henry Brass</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TOWN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK BAKER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On November 12th I was on duty at Charing Cross Road, Oxford Street, about 11. 30, and saw the prisoner and a man not in custody standing under a window opposite 27, Oxford Street—I went after the other man—the prisoner remained with his back against the window, and then walked off in the direction of Oxford Circus, and the other man towards Holborn—I followed the prisoner; he ran, and I ran after him and caught him—he said, "What is the matter? I am only running to catch a
<hi rend="italic">'bus</hi>"—there was no
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> in sight—I said, "You must come back to 27, Oxford Street"—we went back, and I found a brick and these two price tickets inside the window, which was broken—the prisoner said he knew nothing about it—I found a slight fresh cut on his wrist, and asked him how it was done—he said he did not know—he gave his address 8, New North Street, which was false—there is a lamp immediately in front of the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I was about seventy yards from the shop—it is not the darkest part of Oxford Street; I could see you very plain, and can swear to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-153" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK TARLETON</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of William Septimus Hale, a hosier, who trades as Robert Bruce—I left the shop secure at 10. 45 p. m., and in the morning the window was broken, and eight wrappers, value 30s., were missing—I saw a brick inside, and there were two small</p>
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<p>lights at the back of the shop—there are no blinds; you can see the goods from the street—there is a communication from the shop to the dwelling-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-154" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HOUSE</persName> </hi> (223
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). On 12th November I was on duty in Oxford Street, and passed No. 27 between eleven and 11. 30; it was then quite safe.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Midland Railway Detective</hi>). On November 1st between 12. 30 and 12. 45, I was outside the hotel and saw the prisoner and another man following the prosecutor up the steps—the prisoner went behind him and struck him, and the other man knocked him down, and the prisoner took his watch and chain—I went to get hold of him, but a cab was passing—I called "Stop thief!" and a constable took him and brought him back with the watch and chain.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On November 1st, about 12. 30, I was on duty in Euston Road, heard a cry of "Stop thief," and saw the prisoner run past me—I took up the chase—he dodged round a coffee-stall, and as he was leaving it he put his hand in his pocket and threw something away—I caught him and then went back and discovered this watch and chain—the prosecutor came up and identified him—he did not say, "I am, trying to catch the thief"—he gave no address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, said that he knew nothing about it; that lie was running to catch the thief when the constable stopped him, and that he called the constable's attention to the watch and chain lying in the gutter.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-117-offence-1 t18931211-name-161"/>George Sadler</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-162" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SADLER</persName> </hi>. I am a printer, of 16, Griffin Street—on Saturdays November 11th, I was at the Sloper's Arms with some friends—the prisoner and a friend of his were very noisy, and I asked him to be quiet because they could not get on with their singing—he went out on the landing, and I thought I would get out of the place, I did not want to stop any longer—I saw him on the landing with a knife in his hand, a kind of penknife, with the blade showing—he said, "This will stop your
<hi rend="italic">gallop</hi>"—the proprietor came up and said, "Take your friend out"—I said, "He is no friend of mine"—we tried to hustle him out, and he stabbed me on my neck—I was taken to King's College Hospital insensible—the proprietor and the potman were hustling him out; I was not. helping.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. The landlord is not here—he has not given evidence at all, nor the potman—I had been in the room about two hours, at a benefit for a man who was laid up—I hail three glasses of drink—I left Great Sutton Street at 7. 30; I had no drink there; I had not long had my tea—four of us were together—I had never seen the prisoner before—I am positive he is the man who wounded me—I did not hear him sing a song—I was not making a great row and arguing, with the people beside me, nor did I order the prisoner and another man to go out—I did not deal him a severe blow on his head, and knock his hat off—I was not at all in drink—I did not want to charge another man at the station—I saw the prisoner strike me with the knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I am sure he is the man who struck me—I was perfectly sober; there is no truth in the suggestion that I was quarrelling—I do not know the man whose benefit it was, but I am a friend of the chairman, and he asked me to come.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SADLER</persName> </hi>. My real name is Frank Kitto—I am a printer, and live in the same place as the last witness—I was with him on this night—there was a row upstairs between the prisoner and another man, and going downstairs he pulled a knife out, and said to my friend,
<hi rend="italic">u</hi> This will atop your
<hi rend="italic">gallop</hi>," and as I followed him out I saw him strike the blow—I think it was a pocket knife—I am sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-164" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KELLY</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at Lant Street, Borough—I was at the Sloper's Arms on this night—I saw the prisoner in front of me; he was rather noisy and was requested to leave—he wanted to fight, and somebody called out, "He has got a knife"—I saw a knife in his hand on the landing—the master of the house told them to go downstairs—I think I was the last to go out, and I saw my friend bleeding from his neck—his friend ran away—the prosecutor called out that he was stabbed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Sadler was perfectly sober—there was no scuffle in the room, but the prisoner and his friends were making a noise—Sadler was not arguing with them; I did not see Sadler strike the prisoner—the prisoner sang a song at the concert.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-165" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CLARK</persName> </hi> (515
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On 11th November I was on duty in Shoe Lane, and the prisoner run by me and about sixteen after him—there was a cry of "Stop thief!"—I ran after him into Fleet Street, and he was stopped at the corner of Bride Lane—on the way back he said, "I have got no knife; this is all I have got on me," showing me a ring on his little finger—nothing had been said about a knife—I did not know what the charge was—when the charge was read he said, "lam innocent."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY FEAR</persName> </hi> (444
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On November 12th, about 12. 40 a. m, I found this knife in Shoe Lime, about twenty yards from Fleet Street—there were no stains of blood on it—the inspector showed it to the prisoner at the station—he made no remark—he had passed the spot where I found it—it was about fifty yards from the Sloper's Arms.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-167" type="given" value="CRANBY MORTON"/>CRANBY MORTON PERRY</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at King's College Hospital—I saw Sadler there on the night of November 11th—he had a punctured wound on the left side of his neck, over the carotid artery, about an inch and a half deep—the hemorrhage had been stopped—it was a dangerous wound; if it had been a little more to the left or right it would have caused instant death—the artery is only one and a half or</p>
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<p>one and three-quarter inches deep—it must have bled profusely—it might have been caused by this knife, or any pointed instrument, or by a table-knife if it was worn down and was pointed—in my opinion this is not the knife, I should expect to find blood on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor was sober, in my opinion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner requested to be allowed to make his own statement to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and said that the prosecutor ordered him out of the room, and struck him on his head, knocking his hat off, and that he ran away, as the prosecutor teas drunk, and the policeman took him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-117-18931211 t18931211-117-punishment-35"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> two Gladstone bags, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted, with
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM LEGGE</hi> (25)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-118-offence-2 t18931211-name-172"/>George Morris</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-173" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a jobmaster, of Tunbridge Wells—on November 3rd the prisoner Legge came, and said he wanted a trap for his master to drive to Sevenoaks—I asked him who his master was, and he gave me the card of Sidney Graham—I took the cart out about 2. 30, and he gave me a shilling—the two prisoners got up and drove off—I expected them back at eight o'clock; they did not come, and I went to the station—I afterwards saw the trap in the green-yard at Bethnal Green—the pony and trap were worth about £25—I had no idea that they were going to drive to London.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18931211-name-174" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-174" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WINGROVE</persName> </hi>. I am a livery-stable keeper, of Cambridge Road, Bethnal Green—on November 4th Legge came and said he had a pony and trap to sell—I said I did not want to buy anything—he said, "Will you look at it?"—I said "Yes," and did so—he wanted £25 for it, but a little while afterwards he offered to take £15—he said he was a bookmaker in Chelsea—Davis was a little way off by a public-house, with the pony and trap—a policeman came by, and I gave information while the prisoners were close by.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Davis.</hi> Legge asked £25 for it, and you asked me to buy it, and you both jumped up in it, and drove it, to show how it went.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18931211-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18931211-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-175" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHITLOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant I</hi>). On November 4th Mr. Wingrove spoke to me—I went with him and saw Davis, about 150 yards off—we followed him and caught him—at that time Legge was coming up Green Street, driving the horse and trap—I said, "Where did you get that horse and trap from?"—he said, "I got it from a publican at Brighton to sell"—I said, "Who is the publican?"—he said, "I don't know"—I said, "I am not satisfied with your explanation; I shall take you to the station"—when we got there he refused his address—they were detained, and the trap was taken to the green-yard and identified next day—I told the prisoners that we had found the owner, and they would be charged with stealing the horse and cart—Davis said, "We had no intention of stealing it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18931211-name-176" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant J</hi>). I was with Sergeant Whitlock—I arrested Davis, standing by the pony's head.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Legge's defence.</hi> I received a letter from Davis asking me to meet him.</p>
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<p>I did so. He said he was going to make a book for Mr. Graham, at Tun-bridge Wells, and if I would go he would pay my expenses. We went there and he told me to order a pony and trap to drive to Chislehurst, and gave me his employer's card; we got into the cart together and went to Sevenoaks when he gave me a sovereign and told me to go to London I did so, and in the evening received a telegram from him telling me to meet him at the station. I met him between ten and eleven with the pony and trap and a friend. He was very drunk, and asked if I could take care of the lot for the night. I said, "Yes," and next morning he went and got it. He was arguing with his friend about the value of it, and I took it to Mr. Wingrove to ask him if he would gave £25 for it. He said it was not worth it, and Davis said, "Will you give £15 for it?" and then said to me, "He has gone for the police." I walked by the side of the trap, and the detective arrested me—I was acting under orders from Davis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Davis's defence.</hi> I only wanted to find the proper value of it; I had no intention of stealing it. It would have been returned in the afternoon, but the pony was in a bad condition at Groombridge and unfit to go back; so I went to London and put it up, and in the morning I found the pony in a very bad condition, and it could only be sent back by train. I knew I should have to pay the value of it, and I went to Wingrove to find the value.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-118-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18931211-118-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to former convictions</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEGGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on December</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1890,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIS</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">on 2nd August</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEGGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-118-18931211 t18931211-118-punishment-36"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18931211-118-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-118-18931211 t18931211-118-punishment-37"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN VINCENT ROWAN</hi> (48)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18931211-119-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully attempting to obtain £1 1s. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-119-offence-1 t18931211-name-178"/>William Arthur Bennett</persName> with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18931211-name-179" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM ARTHUR"/>WILLIAM ARTHUR BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 62, Boundary Road, South Hampstead—on March 16th I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Signed "Rowan and Co.," and advising him of the arrival of the ship "Madeira" of Halifax, with a consignment</hi>)—I made inquiries and replied, and got this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">From Rowan and Co., 2, John Street, Crutched Friars, stating that the matter was having their best attention, and requesting the witness to send</hi> £1 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">as the charges had to be paid</hi>)—I made inquiries of the brokers, and did not reply—on November 27th I got this post-card. (
<hi rend="italic">From J. Rowan and Co., requesting him to send the £1 1s. for charges</hi>)—I had had no bill of lading, and was not expecting any package.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know that the prisoner has been there twenty years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18931211-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18931211-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18931211-name-180" type="surname" value="WHEELER"/>
<interp inst="t18931211-name-180" type="given" value="ROBERT HENRY"/>ROBERT HENRY WHEELER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Turner, Withey and Co., ship brokers—they act as brokers for the
<hi rend="italic">Madeira</hi>, which arrived on the 16th—I produce the manifest—there is no package in it for William Arthur Bennett, but there is one for W. A. Bonnell—we have no agents; we always forward through the London and St. Katharine's Docks—I never heard of John Rowan and Co. as forwarding agents—a copy of the manifest is placed on the counter, in our public office where people can see it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been there two years—this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is made up from the manifest; here is "W. A. Bennett" here—we have</p>
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<p>to give the Customs, too, a copy of it—these documents are made up from the lists furnished by the different ships, so that anybody can see them—anybody can volunteer to clear a package, but they would have to get a bill of lading at our office from the consignee on the other side to get a release—I do not know that the W. A. Bennett who appears on the list is the only W. A. Bennett in the London Directory.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If Mr. Bennett had said that he knew nothing about the bill of lading we should have had nothing to do with him, of course—the charge for clearing the parcel would be 1s. 6d., and 1s. 6d. for the forwarding charge—it was a bundle which a man could carry with two hands.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-181" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am an engraver, of 19, Fort Street, Bermondsey—I rent the shop 16, John Street, Crutched Friars—the prisoner does not rent any part of the house, but I take in letters for him in the name of John Rowan and Co., and he comes for them every morning, and pays me a few shillings occasionally—I shall have done this for six years next May.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-182" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On November 29th I took the prisoner in a public-house and read the warrant to him—he said, "There is a package for Mr. W. A. Bennett on board the
<hi rend="italic">Madeira</hi>, and I have authority to clear the same"—he gave his name, J. Rowan, and gave his private address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "W. A. Bennett appears in the Customs bill 'A,' and we wrote to Mr. Bennett, and if it was not Mr. Bennett's package why did he not write and say so? The guinea was for our expenses."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was not a sufficient case to go to the Jury, as it was quite consistent with touting.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-185" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY STOAT</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman, at 2, Leinster Place, Bayswater—on November 15th Williams came in about six o'clock and said Miss Farwell would be obliged if I would change this cheque for her—Miss Farwell had been my customer for some time, and I did so—it was made payable to her on the Tunbridge Wells Bank, signed "Henry Morris," and endorsed "Ellen Farwell"—I gave Williams a £5 note and a sovereign—shortly afterwards I followed her and saw her with Proud and a man—as soon as I got within ten yards of them, in Porchester Terrace, Proud looked over her shoulder—in Bishop's Road they turned to the right—I followed; Williams looked over her shoulder—they crossed the road—I got in front of them, watching them the whole time—I crossed the road and stood under a lamp-post while they passed me—when they got about ten yards in front they crossed over and turned down Alsopp's Terrace—I followed on the opposite side—at the corner of Alsopp's Terrace they stood, and I went up, and said to Williams, "Excuse</p>
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<p>me, but you have just come into my shop from Miss Farwell"—she said, "Oh, no; I will take my oath I never did"—the man said, "Oh, no; it is very funny"—Proud said, "No; she is my sister, and has been with me all the afternoon"—they crossed the road, and spoke to a cabman, and then walked to the corner of Bishop's Road, and returned—I crossed the road; they spoke to a second cabman—I asked the first cabman whether he was engaged—he said, "Yes"—I crossed the road to the corner of Alsopp's Terrace, and the three separated—I followed Williams, who ran down Alsopp's Terrace alone—I caught her up at the bottom end, and she then went back to the other end, calling out to someone—I got up in time to see her run down the livery stables—I asked a young fellow to go for a policeman, and went down the yard, and saw two or three men cleaning carriages, and they went into a stable—one man came out, and I spoke to him—I went with the policeman, and found her—she said to the policeman, "Here you are; let me go off," offering him a £5 note and a gold coin—neither I nor the policeman had said anything about that—the policeman said, "Wait a moment, and see what you have given me"—she said, "Yes; a £5 note and a half-sovereign. I gave the sovereign to the man, and he gave me this half back again. I don't know the man."</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi> (153
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). At 3. 30 p. m. on 15th September Stoat sent a man to me, and I went to some mews and arrested Williams—when I got up to her she handed me a £5 note and a half-sovereign, and said, "Let me go; it is all through a man I do not know"—I made this note just afterwards—she said, "I went out and saw my sister and the man; I gave him the sovereign; he gave me a half-sovereign, as promised. Before I could produce the £5 note he came up; I was afraid, and ran away."</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-187" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DYSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant F</hi>). At eight o'clock on 15th November I was at the Police-station when Williams was brought in—she said, "I assure you we never saw that man before in our lives; we met him quite by accident near the Royal Oak Public-house. He asked me to cash a cheque for him. I hesitated, but lie assured me it was all right, and I ultimately cashed the cheque for him"—she was remanded for a week, and on 23rd November I saw Proud outside Marylebone Police-court, and I arrested her, placed her with others, and she was identified as having been with Williamson the night of the 15th—she said, "It is rather mean of you to get me here like this; I will not tell you now who the man is."</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-188" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am lady's maid to Miss Farwell, of Inverness Terrace—I do not know either of the prisoners—the endorsement to this cheque is not in Miss Farwell's writing—I do not know anyone named Henry Morris, nor does Miss Farwell—her name is Emmie.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-189" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DOWKER</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at Messrs. Beeching, Hodkin, and Beeching's Bank, Tunbridge Wells—it is Lloyd's Bank now—I do not know this signature, "Henry Morris"; no person of that name has an account there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams, in her statement before the Magistrate, said that site did not know the mans name, nor where he lived; that he asked her to take the cheque to the shop and change it, and that she had not had time to product all the money when the prosecutor came up and charged her.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prouds statement was that the man asked Williams to change the cheque; that she asked if it was good, and that the man said "Yes," and that he would give her 10s.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-190" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA JONES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Jones, of 52, Elgin Avenue—at six p. m. on 12th October Williams came in with this cheque for £4108., payable to Mrs. Bernstein, and signed "Edward Scott," and asked me to cash it for 71, Elgin Avenue—I knew Mrs. Bernstein, a customer, for whom I had cashed a cheque before, lived there—Williams said the servant had sent her—I put the servant's name to her, and the said, "Yes, Lizzie"—Lizzie is Mrs. Bernstein's servant—I cashed it, paid it into my bank, and it was returned marked "No account."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. BERNSTEIN</hi>. I live at 71, Elgin Avenue—I know nothing about this cheque, nor the signature "Edward Scott"—I gave no instructions to my servant Lizzie to get it cashed for me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-191" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DAWSON</persName> </hi>. On 12th October I was in Mrs. Bernstein's employment as cook—I do not know Williams; I never saw her before—I never gave any cheque to anybody to be cashed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams, in another statement before the Magistrate, said that the man asked her to cash the cheque; that she did not know whether it was good or bad, and did so, and gave the money to the man, who gave her the name of Paris or Brown, and said that would find him, and that her friend, Lizzie Proud, had nothing to do with the matter.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-192" type="given" value="MATHEW HENRY"/>MATHEW HENRY WYLD</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Walham Green branch of the London and Provincial Bank—I do not know this signature "Edward Scott"; no one of that name has an account there—I know nothing about the cheque.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-193" type="given" value="FRANCIS DRAKE"/>FRANCIS DRAKE SAMSON</persName> </hi>. I am a baker and confectioner at 96, Lancaster Road—on November 7th Proud came in about 7. 15 p. m., and asked me to cash this cheque for Mrs. Mouls, of 73, Blenheim Crescent, a customer—it is endorsed "E. Mouls," and signed "William Louis"—I gave Proud the money, and she left—my father paid the cheque into the bank, and it came back on the following Saturday, marked, "No account."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Proud.</hi> I identified you at Marylebone Police-court out of eight others; I am sure of you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-194" type="given" value="HENRY FORDHAM"/>HENRY FORDHAM LAKE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Fordham and Co., bankers, of Royston—I do not know the signature on this cheque for £8, payable to Mrs. Mouls—no person of that name has an account at our bank—I cannot trace the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams in her defence stated that Hut man gave her the cheque, and said it was good; that she did not know his name or address, and torn never in his company till lie asked her to do it, and that she gave him the sovereign, and he gave her half-a-sovereign, and that she had not time to give him the</hi> £5
<hi rend="italic">note, and lie ran away and left her; and that he also gave her the cheque on the 12 th October.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Proud said she had never cashed a cheque, and did not know her friend was doing it; that she heard the man say it was a good one, and that no harm would happen, and that lie would give Williams</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">if she would do it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERGEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">intimated that the prisoners should have an opportunity of giving information about themselves and the man.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18931211-121-offence-1 t18931211-name-196"/>James Walduck Tarry</persName>, and stealing cigars and three shillings.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BANKES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-197" type="given" value="JAMES WALDUCK"/>JAMES WALDUCK TARRY</persName> </hi>. I live at 388, High Road, Chiswick Green—about eleven p. m. on 21st November I went to bed, leaving my premises securely fastened—about three my wife woke me, and I went down in the dark, lit the gas over the door leading into the shop, and I could see that the door we had left closed was open—on going through I found a faint glimmer of light in the kitchen; it came from a bull's-eye lantern placed under a chair—on going out at the back door I found the window had been cut out of the warehouse, and the iron bar removed—I went outside and saw a man, and gave chase and caught him up, but I left go of him—the prisoner and another man came from my warehouse, from, behind me, and followed the first man—I recognised the prisoners he ran past me at a moderate rate—I have known him by sight for years living in the neighbourhood—my till was opened, and coppers had been extracted from it, amounting to about two shillings; I had not counted them the night before—a small packet of chocolate and about six cigars had been taken from a box in the kitchen cupboard—three old boots had been left behind—my neighbour went and found three policemen—on the following night I went to the station and recognised the prisoner at once, and said to him he might as well speak the truth as I knew him, and likewise the other two—afterwards I was taken and picked the prisoner out from six or seven others—I did not recognise anyone else as having been there that night—the prisoner lives three minutes' walk from me, at 5, Mill Road, Acton Grove.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not say to you, "l am going to have the first one I can find for it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The prisoner was ten or twenty yards from my shop when I saw him on the night of the occurrence—he passed me in my yard; no one had any right in that yard—there is a gas lamp at the end of my yard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-198" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi>). On the night of 23rd November I arrested the prisoner from a description Mr. Tarry gave me—I charged him, and he made no reply—I was present when Mr. Tarry identified him—I asked him if he was sure he was the man—he said, "Yes; he had known him for years"—the prisoner made no reply—when told the charge by the officer on duty he made no reply—he was placed with eight others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say I took you on suspicion; I told you the charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18931211-name-199" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GROVE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant T R</hi>). On 22nd November I went to the prisoner's house between 4. 30 and five a. m.—I found the door slightly ajar—no one else was up—I called out, "O'Brien," and received no answer—his house is one or two minutes' walk from the prosecutor's, just at the rear.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>; "I am not guilty. My father for the last five or six years has been up at 3. 30 a. m., as he has to work at Chelsea gas factory every morning."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that lie had a bad leg, and could not have climbed the wall into the yard.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">J. W. TARRY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). My yard gate was undone.</p>
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