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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>TYLER, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</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, March 5th, 1894, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-2" 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="t18940305-name-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, Bart., M. P., Alderman of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-5" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., K.C.M.G., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEO. FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq., Lieut.-Col.
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-6" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-7" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-8" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JNO. POUND</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-10" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE R. HALSE</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TYLER, MAYOR. FIFTH 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">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR CROUCH</hi>(37)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940305-268-offence-1 t18940305-name-13"/>Mary Crouch</persName>, with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH DEFENDED</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-14" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY CROUCH</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife, and live at 88, Cirencester Street, Harrow Road—on the night my husband assaulted me I had been drinking, but I was a bit sober when he came home—I can't exactly remember what night it was; I think it was in the middle of last month, on a Thursday, I think—his tea was not ready, and he said I had been drinking—I said I had not—he said, "Don't irritate me"—I flew at him in a temper, and he deliberately took up my legs and threw me down on the floor, on the landing of the top floor—our room is the top back room of the fourth floor—I said, "Wait till I get up"—I got up; he went out, as I thought into the next room to get a hammer or Something, as when we are in a temper and have had drink we don't know what we do; I should hit him with the hammer as he would hit me—I was on the landing; the window is rather low, and as he pushed me and I went out at the back landing window—that window is very low from the floor on the inside—I am not sure that I said before the Magistrate, "He lifted me up and threw me through the landing window. I was in a temper at the time, he pushed me through the window"—I think that is a mistake—this is my deposition—I signed it—I did say that before the Magistate—I was never in such a place before—I don't know how much drink I had had on this day—my husband had never threatened me before this—when in drink he might say a word, but not when sober—after I got through the window I fell on to the cistern, the lid gave way, and I got into it, and I got out myself—my landlady, Mrs. Porter, and a man came across the road—Mrs. Porter did not see me in the cistern, I was leaning on a plank, and she opened the landing window and helped me to get out, and got a bit of rag and tied round my finger—I was not much hurt, only my finger was bleeding—the surgeon dressed it at the station—I told the Magistrate that the</p>
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<p>prisoner had frequently threatened to swing for me, and to throw me out of the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have said that this was an accident—I do not suggest that he deliberately threw me out of the window; the cut on my finger was done by the glass in trying to save myself—he was under the influence of drink or he would not have done it; I might have slipped—we' have been married eighteen years—when in drink we are both rather violent—I thought he went to fetch the hammer; if he had hit me with it I should have hit him back—I have said that it was a pure accident, through my having drink; but I leave it to you, gentlemen—in my temper I told the policeman to take him—we always lived happy and comfortable when he was a teetotaler, there could not be a better husband; I don't want to go on with the case.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-15" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAWSE</persName> </hi>. I am a cellarman, and live at 14, Senior Street, directly opposite the prisoner—on the evening of February 15th I heard a very loud smash, as if of glass—I went out on my leads and saw that the top landing window was smashed completely through, and the woman in the cistern—I went across and helped her out—Mrs. Porter went up with me—she was lying in a helpless state, half in and half out, and bleeding—she said, "My husband has thrown me through the window"—I did not see the prisoner—the cistern is about twelve feet from the window—the window was completely smashed out—I saw nothing about the woman to warrant me in saying she was intoxicated—she was very excited—I tied up her hand—the distance from the cistern to the ground was about twenty to twenty-two feet—at the bottom the ground is concrete.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was quite up to her knees in water—she is quite a stranger to me, only as a neighbour—I had never spoken to her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-16" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SPENCER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On the evening of the 15th February I was called to 88, Cirencester Street—I found Hawes holding the prisoner by the hand—he was binding it up—it was bleeding very much—from what I was told I went and saw the prisoner—he was up
<lb/>stairs, about seven steps from the window—the prosecutrix requested me to take the prisoner into custody for wilfully throwing her through the window—he replied, "Yes, and I wish she had stopped there, the b—" he was sober—I should say the prosecutrix appeared to have been drinking, but at the station she seemed to have recovered from it—the window inside the landing is about two feet from the floor, and about twelve feet from the cistern.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was there with the inspector when he examined it—the woodwork was broken away—the cover of the cistern was broken in—the prosecutrix is a big, heavy woman—all the houses in the street are not kept in good repair—there are rotten cistern covers—I have known the prosecutrix nearly twenty years—I have never seen her drunk or the worse for drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-17" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRISTOW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector X</hi>). On the evening of 15th February, I was in charge of the station when the prisoner was brought there—I told him he would be charged with violently assaulting his wife by throwing her through the landing window, whereby she fell through into</p>
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<p>the cistern, causing her grievous bodily harm—he made no answer; all he said was, "Can I have bail?"—I afterwards went and examined the house with a constable—I found that the stairs where the prosecutrix stood were about two feet from the window—the window itself is about three and a half feet wide—the woodwork was broken—the distance from the cistern to the ground is about twenty-two feet—if that wood had not given way, she must have rolled off to the ground—I saw her at the station—she was excited, but certainly not drunk—the prisoner was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was very much excited and seemed to have been drinking—I particularly examined the window sashes—they were very old, and in very bad repair—I don't think they would give way readily—the stairs are very rotten, and the house generally in bad repair—I tried the next window on the landing, and pushed it very hard and could not move it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-18" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROBERTSON</persName> </hi> M. D., and Divisional Surgeon of Police at Kilburn Park Road). On the 15th of last month, at 9.15 p.m., I saw the prosecu
<lb/>trix at the Harrow Road Police-station—she was suffering from a severe lacerated wound of the left hand, about a square inch of skin and flesh being torn out—it was not a dangerous wound, but it was a severe wound—it appeared to be such an injury as would be caused by glass—it was dirty—she was very much excited, but appeared to be perfectly sober—she may have been drinking—she certainly knew what she was about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She had no signs of collapse.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>). The prisoner and his wife lived with me six months—they appeared to lead a happy life—I have not seen the prisoner above four times since they lived there—he appeared to be a quiet, hard-working man—they lived at the top of the house; I was down in the kitchen—I never heard them quarrel—I have seen her under the influence of drink—on this day she had been out all day drinking; she was rowing with a neighbour next door all day—he was locked up, and when he came home at night there was no tea or fire; there was a little bit of steak there, not cooked—the window out of which the woman either was thrown or fell was only two or three feet from the landing, and the landing was about three feet four inches wide—in a scuffle a man or woman could easily fall through if slightly pushed—Mrs. Crouch was
<hi rend="italic">tight</hi> when she was quarrelling with the woman next door, but she had got better when her husband came home—I was bound over as a witness for the prosecution—the prisoner is a very good principled young man—he gets
<hi rend="italic">tight</hi> too, but she more frequently, and she is a very bad-tempered woman—the landing is so narrow that in a scuffle the woman might have gone through by accident without a push—I did not see her in the cistern; she was leaning on a plank that goes across—I held the light while her finger was bound up—she was not drunk enough to tumble through the window herself—she was not drunk then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "We are both hard
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940305-271-offence-1 t18940305-name-25"/>Oswald James Hustler</persName>, and stealing a clock and other articles.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18940305-271-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-271-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18940305-271-punishment-4" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-271-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-271-punishment-4" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-271-18940305 t18940305-271-punishment-4"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18940305-272" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18940305"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-272" type="date" value="18940305"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18940305-272-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-272-18940305 t18940305-272-offence-1 t18940305-272-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18940305-272-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-272-18940305 t18940305-272-offence-2 t18940305-272-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-272-18940305" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-272-18940305" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-272-18940305" type="age" value="36"/>
<interp inst="def1-272-18940305" type="surname" value="PIPER"/>
<interp inst="def1-272-18940305" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN PIPER</hi>(36)</persName>
<rs id="t18940305-272-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-272-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-272-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to two indictments for stealing orders for the payment of money, the property of
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-27" type="surname" value="CLUTTON"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-27" type="given" value="ROBERT GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940305-272-offence-1 t18940305-name-27"/>Robert George Clutton</persName> and others, his masters;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<rs id="t18940305-272-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-272-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-272-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to two indictments for forging and uttering receipts, and to four in
<lb/>dictments for forging and uttering endorsements on orders for the payment of money.—</rs>
<rs id="t18940305-272-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-272-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-272-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18940305-272-punishment-5" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-272-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-272-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-272-18940305 t18940305-272-punishment-5"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18940305-273" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18940305"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-273" type="date" value="18940305"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18940305-273-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-273-18940305 t18940305-273-offence-1 t18940305-273-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18940305-273-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-273-18940305 t18940305-273-offence-2 t18940305-273-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-273-18940305" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-273-18940305" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-273-18940305" type="surname" value="LAWSON"/>
<interp inst="def1-273-18940305" type="given" value="JOHN MONTEITH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MONTEITH LAWSON</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18940305-273-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-273-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-273-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing £200, the moneys of
<persName id="t18940305-name-29" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-29" type="surname" value="GORDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-29" type="given" value="JOHN FORBES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940305-273-offence-1 t18940305-name-29"/>John Forbes Gorden</persName> and another, his masters;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<rs id="t18940305-273-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-273-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-273-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to six indictments for forging and uttering orders for the payment of money.—</rs>
<rs id="t18940305-273-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-273-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-273-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18940305-273-punishment-6" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-273-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-273-punishment-6" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-273-18940305 t18940305-273-punishment-6"/>Judgment respited to next Sessions, in order to give the prisoner an opportunity of giving information to the prosecutor</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-274" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18940305"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-274" type="date" value="18940305"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18940305-274-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-274-18940305 t18940305-274-offence-1 t18940305-274-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-274-18940305" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-274-18940305" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-274-18940305" type="age" value="46"/>
<interp inst="def1-274-18940305" type="surname" value="HUGHES"/>
<interp inst="def1-274-18940305" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HUGHES</hi>(46)</persName>
<rs id="t18940305-274-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-274-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-274-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18940305-274-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-274-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-274-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously having in his possession a mould for coining. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">He had already undergone sen
<lb/>tences of seven years' and eight years' penal servitude for offences against the coinage
<rs id="t18940305-274-punishment-7" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-274-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-274-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-274-18940305 t18940305-274-punishment-7"/>.—Three ears' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18940305-275" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18940305"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-275" type="date" value="18940305"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18940305-275-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-275-18940305 t18940305-275-offence-1 t18940305-275-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18940305-275-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-275-18940305 t18940305-275-offence-1 t18940305-275-verdict-2"/>
<persName id="def1-275-18940305" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-275-18940305" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-275-18940305" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def1-275-18940305" type="surname" value="CRONEY"/>
<interp inst="def1-275-18940305" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES CRONEY</hi>(21)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-275-18940305" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-275-18940305" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-275-18940305" type="age" value="25"/>
<interp inst="def2-275-18940305" type="surname" value="CRONEY"/>
<interp inst="def2-275-18940305" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH CRONEY</hi>(25)</persName>
<rs id="t18940305-275-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-275-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-275-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having in their possession a mould for coining. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES CRONEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18940305-275-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-275-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-275-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18940305-275-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-275-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-275-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-275-18940305 t18940305-275-punishment-8"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH CRONEY</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18940305-275-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-275-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-275-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-276" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18940305"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-276" type="date" value="18940305"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18940305-276-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-276-18940305 t18940305-276-offence-1 t18940305-276-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-276-18940305" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-276-18940305" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-276-18940305" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="def1-276-18940305" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM TAYLOR</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18940305-276-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-276-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-276-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18940305-276-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-276-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-276-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing £5 10s., the moneys of
<persName id="t18940305-name-34" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-34" type="surname" value="RICH"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940305-276-offence-1 t18940305-name-34"/>William Rich</persName> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in July</hi>, 1893, at this Court.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18940305-276-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-276-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-276-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-276-18940305 t18940305-276-punishment-9"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried in this Court on this day see Essex and Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-277" type="date" value="18940305"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18940305-277-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-277-18940305 t18940305-277-offence-1 t18940305-277-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-277-18940305" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-277-18940305" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-277-18940305" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def1-277-18940305" type="surname" value="LONGLEY"/>
<interp inst="def1-277-18940305" type="given" value="LEONARD AUGUSTUS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEONARD AUGUSTUS LONGLEY</hi>(17)</persName>
<rs id="t18940305-277-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-277-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-277-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to stealing two orders for the payment of £19 17s. 5d. and £23 10s., of the
<persName id="t18940305-name-36" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-36" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940305-277-offence-1 t18940305-name-36"/>Cotton Powder Company</persName>, his masters;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<rs id="t18940305-277-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-277-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-277-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to forging an endorse
<lb/>ment to a cheque for £23 10s., with intent to defraud.</rs> He received a good character.—
<rs id="t18940305-277-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-277-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-277-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18940305-277-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-277-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-277-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-277-18940305 t18940305-277-punishment-10"/>Judgment respited</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18940305-278" type="date" value="18940305"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18940305-278-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-278-18940305 t18940305-278-offence-1 t18940305-278-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-278-18940305" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-278-18940305" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-278-18940305" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def1-278-18940305" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
<interp inst="def1-278-18940305" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS COHEN</hi>(17)</persName>
<rs id="t18940305-278-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-278-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-278-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to stealing in a Jewish synagogue 5s. and two silk talysins, and afterwards breaking out of the same.—</rs>
<rs id="t18940305-278-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-278-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-278-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18940305-278-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-278-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-278-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-278-18940305 t18940305-278-punishment-11"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18940305-279" type="date" value="18940305"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18940305-279-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-279-18940305 t18940305-279-offence-1 t18940305-279-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-279-18940305" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-279-18940305" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-279-18940305" type="age" value="40"/>
<interp inst="def1-279-18940305" type="surname" value="HIERON"/>
<interp inst="def1-279-18940305" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HIERON</hi> (40)</persName>
<rs id="t18940305-279-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-279-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-279-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to six indictments for forging and uttering postal orders with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<rs id="t18940305-279-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-279-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-279-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18940305-279-punishment-12" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-279-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-279-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-279-18940305 t18940305-279-punishment-12"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18940305-280" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18940305"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-280" type="date" value="18940305"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18940305-280-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-280-18940305 t18940305-280-offence-1 t18940305-280-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-280-18940305" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-280-18940305" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-280-18940305" type="age" value="61"/>
<interp inst="def1-280-18940305" type="surname" value="HATTON"/>
<interp inst="def1-280-18940305" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH HATTON</hi>(61)</persName>
<rs id="t18940305-280-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-280-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-280-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin twice within ten days.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-40" type="surname" value="MUGG"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-40" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MUGG</persName> </hi>. I keep the Cobden's Head, Kingsland Road, Shore
<lb/>ditch—on February 13th, about 11.30 p.m., I served the prisoner with a glass of ale—he gave me a penny, and entered into conversation about the Crimea—he then called for a second glass, and paid me with a half crown—I thought it was a new penny, and threw it among the coppers, and shut the drawer up—he said, "Where is my change?"—I opened the drawer, and found it was a half-crown, and gave him the full change—my wife came from the parlour to the bar—John Bars, a customer, was there—I did not see the prisoner go out—I left him in conversation with my wife—I kept the coin till it was handed to the police—on February 20th I saw the prisoner brought in by Bare and my son, and recognised him as the man who had been there on the 13th—I charged him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I came up from the cellar that evening my wife had found out that the coin was bad—the public bar was rather full, but not this bar—there were no other half-crowns in the till.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-41" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE MUGG</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on 13th February I was in the bar parlour, and saw the prisoner in conversation with my husband, to whom he tendered a coin—I did not see my husband give him any change—I talked to the prisoner for ten minutes—there were no other customers in the bar where he was—when I cleared out the till I found this half-crown—on the next Tuesday, February 20th, I was in the bar parlour, and the prisoner came in about three or 3.15—I recognised him, and saw him give some coin to my son, who handed me 1s.—I put it in the tester, and it bent—I told him it was bad; he said it was not—I said, "You gave me a bad half-crown last week"—he said, "I never gave you a bad half-crown," and threw the tobacco down, and went out, taking the shilling with him—he ran out, and my son and Mr. Bare went after him—he was brought back by a constable—I have never seen the shilling since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Robert Mugg is my step-son—I saw that the coin was bad first, and then tested it—it was not bent before I tested it—there had been customers in all day—I am certain he is the man—there was nobody else in the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-42" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MUGG</persName> </hi>. I am the step-son of the last witness—on February 20th, in the afternoon, I served the prisoner with one pennyworth of tobacco—he gave me 1s.—my mother spoke to me, and I gave it to her—she said to the prisoner, "This is a bad shilling, and you are the man who gave me a bad half-crown last Saturday"—he snatched the shilling from her hand, and went out quickly—I went after him, and did not lose sight of him, only when he was turning a corner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-43" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARS</persName> </hi>. I am a customer at this beer-house—on February 13th I was in the public bar, and saw the prisoner in the private bar; there was no one else there—I saw him go out—on the following Tuesday, the 20th, I saw him there again, and saw him run or walk out—I went after after him, caught him, and gave him in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On February 20th I saw the prisoner, and Bars, and Robert Mugg, who said, "This man has been trying to pass a bad shilling, and father wants to see him"—I said, "You will have to come back with me"—he said he would go back, as it was a mistake—I took him to the public-house—I found nothing on him but a knife—going to the station I asked him what made him throw the shilling away—he said it was no use keeping it as it was bad—when he was charged with uttering a bad half-crown on the 13th, he said "That was not me."</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this half-crown is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Ashton.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-50" type="given" value="JULES"/>JULES BESSOM</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Pelham Place, South Kensington—on December 31st the house was locked up safely, and my wife went to a midnight service—when she came back I let her in at the front door—I heard a noise between five and 5.30 a.m., and found the front door open and a strange pocket-book on the mat—I gave it to a policeman—the parlour window had been broken open by forcing the latch back with a chisel—I did not miss anything—Colonel Keyser lodges there, and has the drawing-room floor and the floor above—I sleep in the basement.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-51" type="given" value="FREDERICK CHARLES"/>FREDERICK CHARLES KEYSER</persName> </hi>. I am a Colonel in the Army, and live at Mr. Bessom's house in Pelham Place—on January 1st, about 5.45 a.m., Mrs. Bessom awoke me and I missed from my dressing-room four sets of studs, three breast-pins, four or five sets of links, a medal, a silver pencil
<lb/>case, three lady's rings, a jet necklace, three pairs of trousers, two coats, three waistcoats, a great coat, some underclothes, a pair of braces worked with my initials, a brush and comb, and two razors—some of them were in a portmanteau; I had brought them up from Aldershot—these razors, brushes, great coat, studs, links, underclothes, regimental scarf and two pins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are mine, and this bag with my initials on it—Murray was wearing a pair of my trousers at the station and at the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murray.</hi> There can be two pairs of trousers of the same pattern, but these are like mine; they were made by my tailor, Mr. Grant, of Brompton—the buttons are marked "Excelsior"—they do not fit you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-52" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CONQUEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On January 25th I went with Sergeant Cox to 2, Blythe Terrace, Westminster Road, and found the two prisoners living in the top room back—I said, "We are police officers. I believe your name is Catton?"—Murray said "Yes,"—I said, "You also go by the name of Murray, don't you?"—he said "Yes"—I said, "You are wanted on a warrant from Manchester; you will have to go with us to</p>
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<p>Earl's Court Police-station"—we took off his coat and asked him where he got it—he said that Lewis, a tailor at Manchester, made it—there were three pawn tickets in the pockets—we went to the pawnbroker's and found some of the property in the other case—he was wearing these braces belonging to Colonel Keyser, who afterwards identified the coat and trousers—we then went back to the lodging, searched and found six duplicates; two referred to clocks—Murray afterwards admitted that the property in the tickets belonged to me—these studs and jewellery were found at various pawnbrokers'—he said at the station, "I might as well make a clean breast; you will find the remainder of his property at a pawnbroker's in Long Acre, and Davidson's, in Waterloo Road, and another pawnbroker's in Waterloo Road, who I do not know the name of"—under the bed at his lodgings we found this bag, with "C. K." on it, which the colonel has identified—Ashton was there when we went back, and I said, "Do you know of any more pawn tickets?"—she said, "No, there are no others in the place, as far as I know"—I found six more; they were shown to Murray, and he said they belonged to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Murray was taken on January 25th, and Ashton not till January 30th—Ashton was at the Police-court when Murray was brought up next day—she produced to me two pawn tickets for underclothing of her own—she had been living with Murray for three weeks—I have traced his previous lodgings, and I know she was not living with him there—the police know nothing against her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murray.</hi> You said that you bought the coat and some other property of a Mr. Sefton—you said, "I gave £2 for the china clock, £1 for the carriage clock, and £2 for the other things"—I took that down—you said that Sefton lived at 7, Park Street, and that was the address on the pawn tickets—I never heard that it was Park Street, Hampstead Road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DUGAL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I examined 11, Pelham Place, and found marks on the window, which is about twelve feet from the front—they stepped over the area on to the window-sill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Murray's defence.</hi> I told the inspector the name and address of the man I bought them of. I sent them to pawn by my landlady in her own name, which I should not have done if I had known they were stolen. The man has got out of London since I have been arrested; if the officer had gone at once, he might have found him. He kept a butcher's shop in town some time ago, and became bankrupt, or else I should not have bought them of him.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MURRAY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ASHTON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are mine, and I have only got part of my fur back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. This is one jacket; I got them both back—I did not see Ashton wearing my jacket at the Police-court—it is real sable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-58" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES MARKS</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Shaftesbury Avenue, and deal in old clothes—on January 29th Ash ton brought this fur, and I gave her a shilling for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I do not think it is real sable—I offered her a shilling for it, and she took it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COX</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 29th January I went with Miss Davis to 7, Blythe Terrace, Westminster Bridge Road, where Miss Davis identified a tin box—next morning I went to 2, Blythe Terrace, and saw Ashton in the same room where Murray was arrested—I said, "I have reason to believe you are now in possession of stolen property"—she said, "I have nothing"—I said, "Who do those two jackets belong to behind the door?" she said, "They are mine"—I said, "Where did you get them?"—she said, "Murray gave them to me; he also gave me some fur and an umbrella, which I sold in Shaftesbury Avenue; the fur I sold for 1s., and the umbrella for 3s." I said, "You will be charged with stealing and receiving the jackets from Grosvenor Road, Pimlico," and took her to the station—she was charged and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Murray was brought up before a Magistrate on the 26th, and I saw Ashton there wearing a jacket like one of these.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-59" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE KELLY</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Blythe Terrace; it is not opposite No. 2, but near there; the prisoners lived there, and Murray gave me this tin box (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murray.</hi> You told me you were buying some things towards taking a house of your own.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Murray's defence.</hi> I had promised to give her the things, and I did so, and she honestly believed I bought them; she came and asked me in the Police-court, and I said "Yes." I plead guilty to receiving the things, not knowing they were stolen. I led her to believe I got them legiti
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictment against the prisoners for burglary, to which</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MURRAY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to receiving, and no evidence was offered against</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ASHTON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Oranmore</hi>, and looked round No. 2 and No. 3 hold—the prisoner was working in No. 3 aft—I saw a broken case about three a.m.—the ship belongs to William Johnson and Co., Limited—other men were working there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I went down in the hold about ten</p>
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<p>o'clock—somebody was down there all the time—I was not down there from eight to ten—you were not working when I saw it—the case was on one side of the ship and you on the other.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-63" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MCKAY</persName> </hi>. I did live at 48, Nevill's Road—I am a stevedore in the prosecutors' service—on 16th February I was employed on the
<hi rend="italic">Oranmore</hi>, and in consequence of directions from my cousin, the last witness, I went to No. 2 hold—the prisoner was working in No. 3; I kept observation on him—he went to the ship's side about eight a.m., and seemed to be concealing something—I made a communication to the police—at nine a.m. I went to the hold, and saw this empty case (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—one boot was left in it, which is marked "5D"—it was about ten feet from where the prisoner was working—I found other boots concealed in various parts of the deck where the prisoner was working—they are all new boots made in America—there is a corresponding mark on them—I have examined some boots which the prisoner threw into the water; they are marked exactly similar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I came down between seven and eight, but did not stop down there—you had not to work in the wing there to get the cargo out—about four men were working with you—the case was not on the same side of the deck as you were, but you could easily get at it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-64" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GOWIE</persName> </hi>. I live at East Ham—on December 6th I was on the
<hi rend="italic">Oranmore</hi>, and saw this case open—I communicated with one of the officers, who returned with me, and the boot marked "5 D" was found in it, and these cardboard boxes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went down about nine o'clock—I went up after the case was found—I don't know whether anybody could break open the case without my hearing it—you were working on the other side.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-65" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD METCALF</persName> </hi>. I am a wharfinger, of 8, Radcliff Road—I went on board the
<hi rend="italic">Oranmore</hi>, and the officer had a boot in his hand—about twelve o'clock I saw someone come from the
<hi rend="italic">Oranmore</hi>, pass along the wing, and go towards the station—he was very bulky behind, and I com
<lb/>municated with Mr. McKay—besides the broken case, two cases were missing altogether—this is the bill of lading (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-66" type="surname" value="WYBROW"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-66" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WYBROW</persName> </hi> (15
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On February 16th I was on duty at the Tidal Basin about midday, and saw the prisoner going to pass out at the gate—I stepped into the road, and said: "Hulloa, Mr. King!"—he turned back, running into the dock—I noticed that he was bulky—I blew my whistle, and followed him behind a crane in the shunting yard, and saw him throw these four pairs of ladies' boots (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) into the dock—they were fished out—Turner handed me an overcoat; I took it to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-67" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-67" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TURNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Victoria Docks Police</hi>). On February 16th I was on duty, and heard a whistle, and saw Wybrow pursuing the prisoner on the other side of the dock—he came out at the gate, and I seized him—we had a violent struggle, and he went off, leaving his overcoat in my hands.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-68" type="surname" value="CRONK"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-68" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS CRONK</persName> </hi> (573
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I am stationed at Canning Town—on February 16th, at 1.30, I saw the prisoner in the Sidney Arms, and said "I am going to take you into custody for stealing boots"—he said, "You mean on suspicion. Can I have my coat? That is ray coat."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I picked the boots up, and kept them, and the</p>
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<p>remainder were found down the next hold afterwards, and some pieces of bacon.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at West Ham on February</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of James Knight.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940305-284-offence-1 t18940305-name-71"/>Henry Noble Woodhouse</persName>, and stealing 30 lbs. of cocoa, and a bag, his property. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEMON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I received a communication from Messrs. Woodhouse, colonial brokers, and went to their premises, 30, Minories—there is no watchman—it was arranged that Marriott and I should secrete ourselves in the office, which we did on February 20th, and about 10.50 I heard voices and a key being placed in the door, which opened, and someone entered and went upstairs—I waited some minutes, and then I saw Lemon coming downstairs with a bag of cocoa and a lantern—Marriott brought Horscroft into the passage—I said, "What are you doing here?"—he said, "I have a right to be here"—I said, "I shall charge you with stealing a quantity of cocoa"—Lemon said, "Yes, I am guilty"—Horscroft said, "I know nothing about it"—I saw the key in the door, and said, "How did you get it?"—he said, "I took it from the cash-box"—Lemon was a watchmen in the employ of the persons who have the Commercial Sale Rooms—he had no right to be on Messrs. Woodhouse's premises—you cannot get in there without the key, but Lemon properly held the keys of these gates.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-73" type="surname" value="MARRIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-73" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MARRIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I was with the sergeant inside these premises—I heard voices outside in the passage from Mincing Lane—the door was opened, and the men went upstairs—I then went out into the passage, and saw Horscroft walking up and down whistling—I asked what right he had to be there—he said, "I have a right to be here."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-74" type="surname" value="HEDLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-74" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HEDLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Woodhouse—I lock up the premises after the other clerks have gone, and take the keys to the porter's lodge, and whoever comes first in the morning goes there and gets them—we keep a quantity of colonial samples there, and have been miss
<lb/>ing goods since May—the cocoa was seven inches deep when I measured it, and next morning six inches were missing—the outside gate was locked—even Lemon would have no right inside the place at eleven o'clock at night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-75" type="surname" value="KEATING"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-75" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES KEATING</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Woodhouse—on the night of March 20th I locked the door, put the key in a cash-box, and took it to the porter's lodge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-76" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-76" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at the Commercial Sale Rooms, Mincing Lane, and live at the lodge—on the night of February 20th, Keating brought in the key, and I put it in a pigeon-hole—next morning I found the box in Sergeant Cox's possession—I had not unlocked the box—Horscroft was employed to look after some buildings—he had no busi
<lb/>ness in the passage leading to the Subscription Rooms.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HORSCROFT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-284-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18940305-284-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-284-18940305 t18940305-284-punishment-16"/>Eighteen Months' Hard labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BRAND</hi>(41)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">It was alleged that he was unfit to plead, and upon the evidence of</hi> Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE EDWARD WALKER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Medical Officer of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MATHEWS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WALKER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CROSS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY BANKS</persName> </hi>. I am the overseer of the district post-office, Buckingham Palace Road—this envelope (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It would be posted at a pillar-box within the south
<lb/>western district, and would be taken out at twelve midnight; that would be the first collection, the next would be at 12.35—there would be no collection on the Sunday—the last collection on Saturday night would be at nine—the letter could be posted at any time before midnight on Sunday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-85" type="given" value="FLEETWOOD"/>SIR FLEETWOOD EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am one of the Queen's private secretaries; Sir Henry Ponsonby is the principal secretary—on 5th February, this year, Her Majesty was at Osborne—Sir Henry Ponsonby was away from his duty on that day, and I was performing the duties attached to the secretary—among those duties I had to open the letters addressed to Her Majesty—among those which I opened between eleven and twelve that morning was the letter produced—to the best of my recollection it was contained in this envelope—I handed it to Superintendent Fraser that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have no doubt this is the letter I opened, or that it was in this envelope; I could not swear to the envelope apart from the letter—I have a great number of letters to open—I don't think I had any doubt about it at the Police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-86" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FRASER</persName> </hi>. I am Superintendent of the A Division of Police—I was on duty at Osborne on 5th February—about half-past twelve that morning I received this envelope and letter from Sir Fleetwood Edwards—after reading it I forwarded it to Scotland Yard.</p>
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<persName id="t18940305-name-87" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-87" type="given" value="ELI"/>ELI JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am an attendant at Hoxton Lunatic Asylum, Hoxton Street—the prisoner was confined as a lunatic in that asylum from February to December, 1893—I was the attendant upon him whilst he was there—he escaped from the asylum on 21st December last—I did not see him again till he was before the Magistrate—every effort was made by the authorities to trace him, but without avail—I have seen the prisoner write—I believe this letter to be in his handwriting, and the envelope as well. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "93, St. George's Square, S. W. To Sir Henry Ponsonby. Unless that sneaking cur is turned out of my house, and my demands granted, and atonement made at once, the Queen must either send me to Broadmoor, or I take her life.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">WINCHCOMB</hi>, an innocent and sane man.")—Among the prisoner's delusions was one that he was entitled to the Earldom of Winchcomb—he frequently signed that name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in the asylum three years come next April—before that I was a private nurse—I say the writing on the envelope is the same as in the letter—when the prisoner was in the asylum he had a little dispatch-box and paper similar to that on which this letter is written, with a coronet on it—I have never seen envelopes like this about his room—I have been paper like this when he has been writing—I have not seen such paper in his dispatch box—I never looked in the box—no complaint was made to me with reference to the dispatch-box having been opened—I occasionally went out with the prisoner to places of amusement, in the former time he was there, not latterly; only about four times between May and November—I believe he made some complaint as to my treatment of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). That complaint was made to Mr. Wood—it was during the time he was writing that I saw paper similar to this, with the coronet on it, and the "W.," and also on the envelopes.</p>
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<persName id="t18940305-name-88" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-88" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WALSH</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant in the Detective Department, Scotland Yard—on the 12th February, about half-past two, I went to St. George's Square, Pimlico—I saw the prisoner come out of No. 93—I followed him as far as Victoria Station, I then stopped him; I told him I was a police officer, and should arrest him on a warrant for threatening to kill Her Majesty the Queen—he replied, "I don't understand this. I don't want to kill the Queen; why should I want to kill the Queen? This is another get up." I took him in a cab to Bow Street Police-station—he was there charged—when the charge was read over to him by the Inspector he said, "It is false."—he went to St. George's Square at the latter end of January—his mother resides there, and he was there for three weeks—at Bow Street he wanted to send three telegrams—I gave him some forms, and he wrote these two—I saw him write them—they were given to a solicitor's clerk to take away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I arrested him he said, "I did not want to kill the Queen "—he may have said, "I never threatened to kill the Queen"—he went to his mother's house about the 14th or 15th January, and as far as I know was living there up to his arrest.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-89" type="given" value="JOHN FRANCIS"/>JOHN FRANCIS WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Royal College of Surgeons</p>
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<p>and am medical superintendent of Hoxton Asylum, where the prisoner was in confinement between February and December last—he escaped from the asylum on 21st December—during the time he was at the asylum I had frequent opportunities of seeing him write, and I received from him a great number of letters—I am perfectly familiar with his handwriting—the letter and envelope produced are both in his handwriting—during the time he was with me I had a great many oppor
<lb/>tunities of seeing him and conversing with him—he was insane during the whole time he was with me—he had delusions; among them was the delusion that he was entitled to call himself Earl of Winchcomb and Viscount Falconhurst, and that there was a great sum of money owing to him, over seventy millions sterling, the amount mentioned was seventy-five millions, that he was the victim of injustice at the hands of Her Majesty the Queen; that she had interposed in some way between him and what he considered to be his rights—I had opportunities of seeing the kind of paper and envelopes that he used—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a letter I received from him under date 20th October last—I do not say that the make of the paper is precisely the same; it has the earl's coronet, and is the same stamp and dye. (
<hi rend="italic">Letter read</hi>: "October 28th. To J. F. Wood, Esq. Referring to my remarks yesterday, my mother is the paymaster here, and that being so, I must., by God, be treated as she and I wish. I demand a latchkey at once; if you dare to take orders from commoners or anyone else I shall bring this house before the House of Commons. I am determined to prosecute two of your assistants. The Queen's life is not worth a penny until she treats me properly, and meets my demands.—Yours truly,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WINCHCOMB</hi>. I take no food from this house till I have a latchkey and £2,000 promised in March.")—those other two letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are in the handwriting of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-90" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DEANS</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk in the office of the Lunacy Com
<lb/>missioners—I produce the two letters which have been identified by Mr. Wood—they were both received by the Lunacy Commissioners. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "28th February, 1893. To G. H. Erlston. Take notice, I am fully swindled of liberty and money from the Equity and Law Insurance Company. I have not received one penny of my rent. I swear I owe them nothing. I will shoot the Queen at all costs.—Signed,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WINCHCOMB."</hi>)—the other letter also complained in the same way, and stated, "If any attempt is made against ray wish I will do for the Queen"—this was also signed Winchcomb.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). There was a complaint against Eli James of his treat
<lb/>ment of the prisoner by the prisoner himself—I investigated the complaint, and the result was that there was no foundation for it—it is not unusual for such complaints to be made by patients against their attendants—the prisoner said that his dispatch-box had been broken open in his absence—I investigated the complaint—the box was found locked—after his escape every effort was made to effect his re-capture—we knew where he was, but we could not get him back—I did not see him again till he was in custody on this charge—on 12th February, this year, I made an examination of him, in company with Dr. Walker and Dr. Nicholson, and I arrived at the conclusion that he was insane—in February, 1892, he came as a paying patient—he was not received under an ordinary order—he</p>
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<p>was transferred from another asylum—when he escaped he went to Lord Clifton at Ramsgate, and he stayed there fourteen days; I knew he was there—whilst he was with me he required constant attention and supervision, so that he should do no harm to himself or others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. We could not apprehend him when he was with Lord Clifton, because we were unable to get a warrant to search the house—I asked for a warrant from the police, and I was told one could not be granted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Four guineas and a half a week was paid by his mother when he was a paying patient—he sometimes had his dinner or meals out of the institution—I knew where he was two or three days after his escape—I did not see him write the letter that has been put in—I have seen him write several times in his room—I did not know that his dispatch-box shuts with a spring—James said nothing to me about the box having a spring; I made the investigation myself—I have not seen paper and envelopes lying about his room similar to those produced—I think I made the inquiry the same day the complaint was made—he made other complaints about James—I investigated all the complaints—he was out nearly every day, and occasionally went to theatres and places of amusement—he was always allowed out with an attendant—during one of those occasions I do not know that James lost sight of him, and came home without him—I believe James to be a strictly temperate man—the prisoner was never out without an attendant, but on 21st December last he went out with Oliver; on that occasion he went to a solicitor's office, and it was from there he managed to escape—he generally had the money to pay for what he had when he went out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-91" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWARD"/>GEORGE EDWARD WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer of H. M. Prison at Holloway—the prisoner has been detained there, and under my observation since 12th February—on 20th February, in conjunction with Dr. Nicholson and Dr. Wood, I made an examination of the prisoner as to his mental condition—I have heard the description given by them, and entirely agree with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had conversation with him on several occasions—he has made statements about the Queen—he has said he has no designs against the Queen—all he wanted was to go home and be at peace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My knowledge of the prisoner does not date from this year—he was under my charge when I was medical officer at Chatham Prison, from 1887 to 1891—he was then removed to Broadmoor on my certificate—I considered him insane—he was then suffering from delusions of persecution—I did not consider him insane until 1891—he was eccentric, but not actually insane from 1887 to 1891—he was undergoing a sentence of five years' penal servitude—when he first came in to the prison there was no suggestion of his being insane—he was placed under my observation, but I was unable to detect that he was insane at the time—the delusions did not come on till a few weeks before he was removed to Broadmoor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-92" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DR. DAVID NICHOLSON</persName> </hi>. I am principal medical superintendent at Broadmoor Lunatic Asylum—the prisoner was under my charge there from May, 1891, down to the 2nd January, 1892, and on the expiration of his sentence he was moved under an order made in conformity with the Criminal Lunatic Act of 1894 to the lunatic asylum at Barnham Heath,</p>
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<p>Kent—I have the order under which he was removed to Barnham Heath—on the 20th February this year, in conjunction with Dr. Wood and Dr. Walker, I made an examination of the prisoner, and I agree with them in the conclusion that he is insane.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-93" type="given" value="GEORGE SMITH"/>GEORGE SMITH INGLIS</persName> </hi>. I am an expert in handwriting, of 8, Red lion Square, Holborn—I have been so employed for a great number of years by the Treasury and others to give evidence—I have had placed before me the letter and envelope of 5th February this year, and for the pur
<lb/>poses of comparison a number of letters addressed to the Lunacy Com
<lb/>missioners and to Mr. Wood, also the two telegrams—in my opinion they are all written by one and the same individual.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I say that the letter and envelope of the 5th are written by the same person—that is my firm belief—I am as certain of it as a belief can go—I was employed by the Treasury last summer at Cardiff and Exeter—also in the case of Neil Cream—in that case my opinion was contradicted as to two letters out of twenty—I did not give evidence on the Parnell Commission.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I am not aware you have proved any charge against me. Absolutely I deny writing the letter; it is an undated letter. I deny writing that letter since my escape. If it was written by me it was written in duresse."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. CARTER</hi>. I reside at 93, St. George's Square—the prisoner is my son—he was in a private asylum at Hoxton for which I paid £4 10s. a week—he came to me on 22nd January, and remained with me until the time of his arrest on the 3rd February—on the 3rd February he was at home the whole day, in the house—I was in the whole day—there were servants in the house, Mrs. Woolmer and her daughter—on the Sunday he was in the house the whole day with me—on the Sunday and on the Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He never left the house on those days—he came to me on the 22nd—I don't remember whether he went out on the 23rd or on the 24th—on the Saturday and Sunday he was at home both days; he never left my presence—I think we were together the whole day, as much as two persons could be living in the same house—I don't think he was very much out of my presence on Saturday, the 3rd—I was indoors—I was not doing anything in particular that I recollect—I was in the front dining-room with him the greater part of the day—a few minutes he was in his own sitting-room—there is a letter-box near my house, within ten or fifteen yards—on the Sunday he was certainly not absent from me an hour, nor, I should say, half an hour; very likely only five minutes—I ordinarily go to bed between ten and eleven—he always went to bed early, before me, invariably—I believe we were in the front dining-room the whole evening—I can hardly say whether he was in his own sitting-room part of the time; he was either there or in the dining-room—his sitting-room was at the back—he went there to read, I suppose—I did not always follow him into his room; I did not time his absence by the clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I keep a rough diary—on the afternoon of February 3rd he was washing a large Skye terrier, which took a very long time, and occupied him nearly the whole evening, down to seven o'clock, when he</p>
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<p>came to dinner—but he was so very ill, and so knocked up by the fatigue of washing the dog, that he fainted at the dinner table—he went to bed about nine on the Saturday evening—he had to be assisted—he fainted, and laid back in his chair—on the Sunday he was looking over some books with me—his sitting-room is further from the door than the dining-room—I think he had a latch-key, I can't say whether he always wore it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-94" type="given" value="ALYSS"/>ALYSS WOOLMER</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper to Mrs. Carter—I know the prisoner as her son—he was living with her at 93, St. George's Square, from January 5th until February 11th—on Saturday, 3rd, and Sunday, 4th February, he did not go out all day—on the Sunday he was all day with Mrs. Carter, looking over books—I did not see him go out on Satur
<lb/>day—on Saturday afternoon he was in his bedroom; he went to bed early—I was downstairs and upstairs during the day—I saw him in the morning—I had my ordinary duties to perform, which kept me in the basement.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi></p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WALSH</persName> </hi>. During the time the prisoner was living at 93, St. George's Square, a watch was kept on the house—on Saturday and Sunday, 3rd and 4th, I was there from about eight a.m. to half-past seven p.m. both days, and for some days prior—after the prisoner was in custody, he said he had been out on the Saturday evening about eight, and came back about ten—I did not see him come out—I saw him come to the door on Sunday morning about half-past eight with a dog.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-288-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="insane"/>GUILTY of writing the letter, but being insane at the time.—</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-288-18940305 t18940305-288-punishment-21"/>To be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure</rs> </hi>,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that the prisoner had been convicted in</hi> 1887
<hi rend="italic">of shooting at two bailiffs, and sentenced to five years' penal servitude.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-100" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter—I have known the prisoner for some time—in December last his wife was keeping a beer-house in Cambridge Heath Road—I was in the habit of going there from time to time as a customer—I have seen the prisoner there—I have seen him quarrel with his wife several times, and I tried to stop it; I interfered, rather, on behalf of the wife—on 8th December I was there, when she and the prisoner were there, and I was assaulted by the prisoner and four more men with quart pots, and I was sent to the hospital, and was there four weeks from the injury—it was the prisoner that struck me with the pot; they all set on me—he never said anything; the first intimation I had was being set upon—towards the end of December I was in the Gun and Tent public-house—I was assaulted there by a number of men—the prisoner was one of them—he had a large stick; I got it out of his hand</p>
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<p>—the police came, and he ran away—I was struck twice by the prisoner, and next day I complained to the Magistrate at the Thames Police-court—on 27th February, about half-past eleven, I was in the tap-room of the Lord Nelson—I was sitting watching them playing cards, and the prisoner jumped into the room and seized me, saying, "I have got you now," and with that I saw a flash and felt a stinging sensation in the jaw—I shut my eyes, and did not feel it take much effect on me at the time—I ran after him, and the prisoner, too—the bullet went through my jaw into my neck, and it has not come out—it is supposed to be embedded in the muscle of the neck—I should not think the pistol was more than four or five inches away from my flesh when he fired.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have no situation at present—my last place was in Palatine Road, Stoke Newington—all last summer, until August, I lived at the place with my wife and two children—I did not know the prisoner then—I have known him since about October—I met him in the house that his wife kept, the British Crown, a small beer-house in Cambridge Heath Road—she held the license—I don't know what he did—I was not a regular customer there—I called in occasionally, sometimes two or three days running—I never took the wife out on Sundays, or talked familiarly to her over the bar—when she served me, I said "Thank you"—I was not attacked by the prisoner in October—the first attack was in December—I can't assign any reason for it, only that he had quarreled with his wife and I interfered between them—he was knocking her about in the house with his fist, and threw pots at her—she screamed out "Murder!" and other people did as I did, did the best to stop it—I did nothing to him, only kept him away from his wife—he calmed down then, and was quiet—I don't know where she was hit—he did not hit me on that occasion—I interfered because I did not like to see man and wife row—it was quite serious enough for any man of common-sense to interfere—the house was about two minutes' walk from where I was living—I work at the docks occasionally, or anywhere—it was on the 22nd December that he attacked me—I was walking in, and he made a hit at me with a big stick—I don't know whether his wife is still keeping a public-house—I saw her not long ago outside the Court—on 22nd February I was in the house about three hours—the prisoner sprang through the door, put up his hand, and I saw the flash of the pistol—I ran after him—I did not knock him down or kick him—I saw his wife just now outside—I never took her out for a walk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The beer-house was shut up in December: I don't know why; I believe by the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-101" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR LEDGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On the 27th February, about half-past eleven, I was on duty outside the Lord Nelson—I heard a disturbance, and went to the house, and saw the prisoner in the hold of Turner, who told me he had been shot—I then took the prisoner into custody—he had a pistol in his hand in his pocket—I took it out, and produce it—I took him to the station—the prosecutor charged him with shooting and attempt
<lb/>ing to murder him—he said, "I meant to do it"—I searched him, and found four lead bullets, and one empty one in the pistol—I examined the pistol, and found in it a similar cartridge, which had been discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-102" type="given" value="RANDAL EDWARD ARTHUR"/>RANDAL EDWARD ARTHUR BOWEN</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner, of 412, Bow Road—I was called to see Turner on the 27th February, shortly</p>
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<p>before twelve, midnight—I found a star-shaped wound on the right side of the lower jaw, with inverted edges, of the depth of from one-half to three-quarters of an inch—the wound punctured the soft parts at right angles with the body—I was unable to detect the bullet—if it had been in another part of the body or head it might have been dangerous—I have seen the pistol and the pellets—the wound might be caused by one of those, but owing to its position it was not dangerous.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A witness gave the prisoner a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-290-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count. An Inspector stated that the prisoner was a violent man, and that the police had several times been called to the house to eject him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">received an excellent character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-291-18940305 t18940305-291-punishment-23"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940305-292-offence-1 t18940305-name-105"/>William Gibson</persName>, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18940305-292-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-292-18940305 t18940305-292-punishment-24"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER MCCLINTOCK</hi>(37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940305-293-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing £9, the money of
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-107" type="surname" value="GOUGH"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. MATHEW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-108" type="surname" value="GOUGH"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-108" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT GOUGH</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Knox, a barrister, of 6, Pump Court, Temple—on Thursday, February 8th, I placed nine sovereigns in a bank paper bag in a cupboard in a kind of dresser in a room which is only used by the laundress—there is a drawer above the cupboard, and if you take the drawer out you can put your hand into the cupboard, but I did not know that then—I locked the cupboard, and next day at five p.m. I went to it, and the bag was gone—next day, Friday, I communicated with the police, and sent for the prisoner, who is the laundress's husband, the charwoman who attends to the chambers—the prisoner came, and I asked him if anybody had been in the chambers while he and his wife were there—he said "No, me and my wife were there all the time"—I leave after my master leaves—I lock up, and the laundress has the keys—the office-boy also has a key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I get there at 9.50 or ten a.m.—the laundress has generally left then, but they were both there on this Friday morning—the office boy very seldom comes earlier than I—he came after me on this Friday morning—he is about fifteen years old—I went out in the middle of the day for half an hour—the junior stops in while I am out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I had been in the habit of putting money in that cupboard, but in a little box—the prisoner has not seen me go there for money, but his wife has when I have paid her her wages, 5s. a week, and about 3d. for wood—she is laundress in several other chambers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-109" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BRYAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On Saturday, February 17th, about eight p.m., I went to 13, Drury Court, Strand, where the prisoner lives</p>
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<p>with his wife, and saw them both on the first floor—I said, "I am a police officer. I have called to make inquiries respecting nine sovereigns stolen from 6, Pump Court, Temple, on Friday"—he said, "What is it you want?"—I said, I want to know why you did not accompany your wife to the chambers this morning?"—he said, "Because I was at work"—I said,. "Where?"—he said, "At Wynam's"—I said, "What is the name of the foreman?"—he asked his wife to leave the room, and then he said, "I was in a whore-shop; I do not want my wife to know"—I said, "I shall take you in custody"—he said, "I will make somebody pay for this, I had two winners; I gave my wife 5s."—he was taken to the station, and said, "I can prove my innocence"—I found only did. not him, but I did not look in his hat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-110" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). On February 17th, I was left in charge of the prisoner at Bridewell Station—he dozed off to sleep—his hat fell off, and a sovereign rolled out of it—I picked it up, and said, "Do you know what fell out of your hat?"—he made no reply—I said, "It is a sovereign"—he said, "Yes, I won it at a race last week; keep it, and say nothing about it"—I said, "I shall do nothing of the kind."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-111" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Augustus Collins, a bookbinder—I have known the prisoner about eighteen months—on Friday morning, February 16th, I met him by arrangement at the foot of Blackfriars Bridge, about 11.30—he said he had had a run of luck, and had won some money, and handed me five sovereigns—we went for a walk up King William Street, and from there we went to buy things—we bought a jacket, a hat, and a silk handkerchief, which he paid for out of the money he had handed to me—we went to a place of amusement that evening, and spent the night together—he paid for the room out of the £5—he left me in the Norman a short time on the Saturday, and came back again between one and two—we spent the afternoon together, and he left me in the evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I put the money in a purse—he paid for refreshment and amusement out of the puree—when he left me I had £1 left—he handed it to me, and I handed it back again—he said he would lay it out on me—I do not know the actual amount he spent on me—he first bought a purse for 3s. 6d. out of the £5 he had given me—he had all the money back—we had some drink and sandwiches, which came to a few shillings—he then bought me a hat for 10s. and a jacket for 12s., paying out of the £5; also a ring for £1s., boots 7s. 6d., and a silver brooch and ear-rings for 4s.—we spent the evening at the Alhambra—I cannot say whether he paid 2s. each or Is.; he paid 1s. for a cab to go to the house, and half a crown at the house, and then he bought the umbrella, and there was £1 left.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-293-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18940305-293-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-293-18940305 t18940305-293-punishment-25"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LILLIE INGLE</hi>(15)</persName>
<rs id="t18940305-294-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940305-294-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-294-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Unlawfully attempting to commit suicide.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEELING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-113" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-113" type="given" value="WALTER WILLIAM"/>WALTER WILLIAM PERKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 25, Portland Place—on January 26th, at 6.30, I was on Blackfriars Bridge, and saw the prisoner run and jump up on a seat and have a look over and put her foot on the parapet—I caught hold of her, but could not get her back—she could</p>
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<p>not have got back by herself—another man came up, and the two of us pulled her back—she had two children with her in a perambulator, and one at the side; they were all crying.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi> I did not say I was the mother of the children; I meant that I was taking charge of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-114" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN CHURCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On January 26th, at 6.30, I was fetched to Blackfriars Bridge, and found the prisoner on the pavement crying very much, and three children and a perambulator on the pavement—I asked her what she did it for—she said she had lost her way.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-294-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-294-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. </rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">It was stated that the prisoner's mother had been dead six or seven years, and her father had married again, and she had no home.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-294-18940305 t18940305-294-punishment-26"/>Three Years in a Reformatory.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18940305-295-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-295-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining £50 of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940305-295-offence-1 t18940305-name-116"/>Frederick William Rutherford</persName> by fraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORMSBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-117" type="surname" value="RUTHERFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-117" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM RUTHERFORD</persName> </hi>.—I am twenty-two years of age—on September 13th I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph. (This was for a clerk in a newspaper office, and to collect accounts, and stating that a deposit of</hi> £50
<hi rend="italic">would be required as security</hi>)—I replied, and received this letter signed "Emanuel." (
<hi rend="italic">This was on paper headed" Stock Exchange Times, established</hi> 1886,
<hi rend="italic">editorial department," requesting the witness to call the next morning at</hi> 9.30)—in consequence of that I called next morning at St. Helen's Chambers, Bishopsgate—there was a brass plate on the door with
<hi rend="italic">Stock Exchange Times</hi> on it—I saw the prisoner—he said he wanted a clerk, as his previous clerk had opened letters and abstracted money, and therefore he required £50 security—he said that my duty would be to collect accounts and address newspapers, and the general office work, and that he was editor and proprietor of the
<hi rend="italic">Stock Exchange Times</hi>, the circulation of which was 11,000 to 13,000 a week—he gave me references, and I called on one gentleman and went back, and said I was satisfied and would deposit the £50 next day, which I did by cheque, and an agreement was signed. (
<hi rend="italic">The receipt stated that the</hi> £50
<hi rend="italic">was as cash security, and a letter from the prisoner was put in, stating that he would pay</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">percent, interest on the</hi> £50)—the cheque was paid—it was not my cheque, it was Bathwick and Co.'s—I stayed till December 24th—I was paid my wages for the first four weeks, and part of the fifth—the paper was never published while I was there—I had to keep lists of shareholders, and I collected two accounts of £3 2s. 6d. and £2 2s.—he wanted me to put £200 into the business—I saw no preparations for the publication of the paper—I wrote to him giving him notice of my leaving, and received this reply. (
<hi rend="italic">Expressing regret at his leaving, and stating that he would speak to the directors about the return of the deposit money</hi>)—I have never had my money back—I obtained a summons on January 18th—one reference was W. Bagot Harte, a solicitor, who cross-examined me at the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi> I was in his office five or six minutes; he did not tell me much about Emanuel—I thought it was satisfactory enough, and that is why I paid the money—I took out the summons about January 30th; I had seen a solicitor—after that I met the prisoner by appointment; that was before the hearing at the Police-court—he made</p>
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<p>a suggestion about paying the money—I saw him with Mr. Bonner, who was negotiating to buy the paper—there was a proposition that if the paper was bought Mr. Bonner should pay me the money which Emanuel owed me—the letter says, "Dear Sir, I am duly in receipt of your favour, and shall have pleasure in handing over £75 on the sale of the
<hi rend="italic">Stock Exchange Times</hi>"—the prisoner offered me £10 in cash, and two bills, amounting to £60—I said "I shall be glad to get my money back, but I must consult my solicitor"—that was after I took the summons out—I understood that the paper had gone altogether—I stopped there three months—the prisoner did a good deal of business at home, writing for papers—I have seen copies, of the paper in the office, but not outside—I waited there three months, and expected it to come out every week—the prisoner's business had a good deal to do with the Stock Exchange—I know by the files in the office that the paper has been published—the last issue was on August 5th—I never saw anyone come to the office about the paper—he always informed me that my money was safe in the bank in Kilburn—he said he could pay me, but he should have to draw on my money, which was with his wife's. money, which he was unwilling to take—I do not believe my money would have been paid if I had not taken criminal proceedings, but he has told me so—I hoped to make some money out of the business—he gave me a tip, and I bought some shares, and made about £10 by them—there were other tips; I did not make money by then all—I did not think of putting some money into the business; I had it, but I have not got it now; I lost it in Stock. Exchange speculations quite recently—that has nothing to do with the prisoner—I had never done anything at the Stock Exchange before I went to the prisoner—I told Mr. Bagot Harte that Mr. Emanuel wanted a clerk, and wanted £50 cash deposit—he said he knew Mr. Emanuel, and knew him to be an honest, upright man, and he was good for £10 or £15 a week out of the paper, and was doing an advertising business as well—he did not tell me, to my recollection, that he did not think the prisoner had much money—he did not say that the business might be worked up with care—he said nothing about being prepared to lose my money—all I remember is that he said the prisoner was a safe man to go to.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was only at Mr. Harte's office five or six minutes—there was very little conversation between us—the prisoner told me that the paper was going to come out, I understood, that very week—he told me that before I parted with my money; he said it was a good
<hi rend="italic">bona fids</hi> newspaper, published weekly—I did not find out that it was not published till I went into his office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was cross-examined at the Police-court by Mr. B. Harte—I did not take the advertisement to his office, but I referred to it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Stock Exchange Times</hi>, and acting as an advertising agent, and I knew he must have been making £8 or</p>
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<p>£10 a week out of his agency—I thought he was in a fairly decent position; he has had up and downs—he has a large family living at Tavistock Terrace, Westbourne Park—the prosecutor called on me last September, and stopped in my office five or ten minutes—he did not show me an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi>, and I am pretty certain I did not know that the prisoner had advertised for a clerk with £50 security—the prosecutor said he thought of putting £50 into Emanuel's business, or was going to give him £50, and asked me if I considered him straightforward and honest—I said, "Yes," I had known him some years—he asked me about putting £50 into the business—I said, "Is it all the money you have got because if it is don't put it in, because it is only a speculation "—he did not mention the
<hi rend="italic">Stock Exchange Time</hi>, but I have seen copies of it—he asked me what was Mr. Emuanel's position—I said, "I know some little time ago he was making £10 a week; he had a very good connection among brokers for advertising"—he said he had got a good deal more than that, and he did not mind going in for gambling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I had no idea that he only came there about an advertisement for a clerk—I believe I said before the Magistrate that he brought the advertisement, and showed it to me, but, on looking at the advertisement, I found that I had not seen it before—I defended the prisoner at the Police-court, but I was not there on the first occasion—the advertisement was handed up to the Court, and I looked at it—I understood that the money was to be paid to Emanuel to go into a partnership in the paper, or to put it down as security for his honesty, and I said, "Any money you give Emanuel he is sure to use in his business"—I told him it would not be put absolutely on a deposit account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. When the prosecutor came to me I understood him to ask was Mr. Emanuel honest, and was he making any money—he said he was going to advance it, or give it to Emanuel—he did not tell me in what capacity, and I did not ask him, because I did not think he would do it—I did not approve of it—if people want a guarantee, they ought to go to the Guarantee Society.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know now that there is a County Court judgment out against him; I did not know it then—Rutherford said that he did not mind going in for a gamble—I did not use those words before the Magistrate, but the impression on my mind is that he said "gamble" or "speculation"—I have not a very clear remembrance—no one can remember Clearly what took place six months before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Clerks do not generally put money into the business where they are employed—first of all I acted as a reference—other people came to me; they did not put any money in—I wish the Jury to believe that I told Rutherford it was a speculation—I acted as reference, and then as solicitor to the defence, and having cross-examined him as to facts, I go in to the witness box; I never did so before—I cross-examined him for some considerable time, although I was not going to contradict him, because I thought there would be Counsel employed—he did not state that I was the reference he went to till I cross-examined him myself, "Was not I the reference?"—that was the first time it came up—I said that the £50 he was going to put in was a pure speculation—he is about 21 or 22—I said, "Is that all your money? if so don't go into it"—what I understood was that Mr. Emanuel wanted to sell a share—I cannot</p>
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<p>say whether I told him that the £50 would be a pure loan on his part—I acted as his solicitor last year, and yet I did not know that he had a County Court judgment against him—I said before the Magistrate that I thought he brought the advertisement with him; I think I made a mistake—the advertisement had been handed up to the Magistrate, and I knew that it was for a clerk in a newspaper office—I was rather sur
<lb/>prised—as a solicitor I certainly knew the difference between taking a situation as clerk and putting £50 into a business—I signed this: "The complainant showed me the advertisement, and I pointed out to him" so and so, but I believe that was a mistake—I only wish to say what is true.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A large number of the Jurors considered that the action of the solicitor was reprehensible. Sergeant Outram stated that the prisoner had been convicted at this Court, in the name of Coleman of a libel, for the purpose of obtaining money.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940305-296-offence-1 t18940305-name-120"/>Walter Mountford Smith</persName>, and stealing four plates and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TODD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-121" type="given" value="WALTER MOUNTFORD"/>WALTER MOUNTFORD SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 157, New North Road, and am a sub-postmaster—on February 7th I went to bed about eleven o'clock, and saw the house secure—my son came up and told me something at 3.30—I dressed, and got a police whistle—I found the kitchen window open and the gas alight—I saw the prisoner under the kitchen table—I seized him, and gave my—son the whistle—he went to the door and blew it—a constable came, and I gave him in custody—the crockery had been moved from the kitchen window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was not partially asleep—the gas was dimly alight, and I turned it up—I saw no sign or smell of drink on him—the plates were found in the garden—the washhouse window was broken, but he could not unfasten it—he then went to the kitchen—he struggled to rise, but I prevented him doing so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On February 8th, about 3.45, I heard cries for assistance, and the prosecutor's son took me into the kitchen, where I found the prisoner, and handed him over to a constable—three windows were broken—when charged at the station, he said he admitted breaking the windows, but he came in at the door, and he had not got any
<hi rend="italic">pals.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say, "Have you got a
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi>?"—I did not notice that he smelt of drink—I had hold of him going to the station—he was sober—there were some plates in the garden on the mould, two, yards from the kitchen window—there is only one window in the kitchen, and two of the panes were broken—he got in at the lower pane—it is very small—he could not have got through with his coat on.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Leicester in February</hi>, 1889,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to five years' penal servitude, and other convictions were proved against him
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEELING</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution proceeded on the Second Count only.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>garth Road, Brook Green—on 9th February I went to bed at eleven o'clock, and next morning missed an overcoat and a box of cigars from my room—this is the coat (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—the cigars have not been recovered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-127" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE LEAKE</persName> </hi>. I live with my aunt, Miss Irwin—when I came down on this morning the drawing-rooms were all upset—I lost a watch from the mantelshelf, which had been there the night before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-128" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-128" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY IRVINE</persName> </hi>. I occupy 2, Applegarth Road—on February 10th I got up at 6.45, and went down and saw a light in the kitchen, which was out when I went to bed the night before—the front door was open three inches; I had bolted and barred it the night before—I went up to Mr. Mole's room, and then called my nephew—all my boxes and papers had been routed about—this coat was safe the night before—Mr. Mole left it on the sofa—they had gone out by the back—I think they got in at the front, because there was a good deal of mud on the mat—they could not have got in without a latch-key.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-129" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY SELL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Thompson, a pawnbroker—on February 14th this coat was brought to me by a woman named Wakeman—I kept it, but did not take it in pledge—I communicated with the police.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-130" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WAKEMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 57, St. Catherine's Road—the prisoners lived in my house, she two years, and he two months—they lived together—they were both in bed together, and she gave me this coat, and asked me to pawn it—I took it to Mr. Thompson's, and Sell detained it—I went back to the house and told them, and Clark said he would go down himself, and he came back and said he had been, and I took no more notice of it—I was net there when Clark gave Kane 6s. to buy a coat—they were arrested in my house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">G. H. SELL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Neither of the prisoners came to the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-131" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MARKHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). On February 14th I went to 57, St. Catherine's Road, where the prisoners lived, with Inspector Morgan, and told Clark I should take him in custody for breaking into 2, Applegarth Road on Friday night, and stealing a coat and other articles—he said, "I bought the coat of a man; I do not know who he is "—he was taken to the station and charged—he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-132" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector J</hi>). I accompanied Markham and arrested Kane—I told her the charge—she said "My young man bought it at the door for 6s., and Polly upstairs took it to pledge."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-133" type="given" value="CLARK'S"/>CLARK'S DEFENCE.</persName> </hi> I was standing at the door and a young man asked me if I wanted to buy a coat. I asked him how much he wanted for it. He said 7s. I said, "I will give you 6s." When the landlord sent for the rent on the Wednesday, I sent the woman to pawn the coat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Kane's defence.</hi> On Saturday he came up and asked me for 6s., and I gave it to him.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic"> He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-145" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter—on Sunday night, 18th February, I came out of the Bluecoat Boy, and three or four lads put me against the wall, and said they would
<hi rend="italic">brick</hi> me—they put their hands in my pockets and took what there was—I cannot say what there was—I cannot iden
<lb/>tify the prisoners—I was in drink—a second attack was made upon me, and my head was cut open, and I lost all consciousness—I was taken to the station-house, and my head was bound up—I had a very bad leg where they kicked me—I have not been able to follow my employment since—I am sure I had some money in my pocket—when I recovered I had none.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). About 11.50 p.m. on Sunday, 18th February, I was in Dorset Street, Spitalfields, and I saw the three prisoners: and another man, not in custody, on the top of the prosecutor—one of them shouted out, "Copper," and they got off the prosecutor, and ran down Dorset Street—Dine was stopped by Holland—I came up, and I heard Dine say, "If you let me go I will show you where the others are"—we went to the rear of No. 9, Dorset Street, and to the w.c.—the door was shut—I opened it—Smith was inside—I recognised him as one of the men whom I had seen on the prosecutor—I said, "Is that one of them?"—Dine said, "Yes"—I and Holland took Smith and Dine into custody; we took them into the street, and the prosecutor said, "That is two of them, and I don't know the other two"—they were taken to the station and searched—no money was found on them—about 5.20 on the 20th I saw Knox in the custody of Smart in Commercial Street, and I said he was the one wanted with the two others in custody—Knox made no reply—I recognised him as one of the men I had seen on the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dine.</hi> I should not have known where to find Smith if you had not shown me—you said, "I will show you where the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Knox.</hi> I saw you run away from the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew all three prisoners before by sight—I have seen them standing outside the lodging-house day after day—when I saw them on the top of the prosecutor I recognised them as youths I knew by sight—Dine took me to the closet where Smith was.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was with Massingham on 18th February in Dorset Street at 11.45, and turning the corner we saw, about fifteen or sixteen yards from us, the prisoners and another man on the top of the prosecutor—the prisoners were strangers to me at that time—I picked out Knox from among seven others at the Police-court on the 22nd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I came to the w.c. for you because you went there to hide.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Knox.</hi> Another constable did not tell me to pick you out, pointing to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-148" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMART</persName> </hi> (165
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On 20th February, about 5.30, I saw Knox—when he saw me coming up the passage of the lodging-house in Dorset Street he ran away—I chased and caught him—I told him he answered the description of a man wanted for assault and robbery on the 18th in Dorset Street—he said, "Oh, I did not know who was behind me"—on the way to the station I met Massingham, who said, "That is the man I want with the other two in custody for assault and robbery"—next morning he was put with seven others, and Holland identified him—I did not see Holland then—all the prisoners knew me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Knox.</hi> You did not have a chance to run far from me—you were not laughing when I had you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith called the following witnesses.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ARUNDEL</persName> </hi>. I am manager of Edinboro' Chambers, 9, Dorset Street, a common lodging-house—about 10.50 on Sunday, 18th February, I saw the prosecutor and a woman standing outside the Bluecoat Boy public-house, directly opposite to me—they were both drunk—they went to move, and both fell down in the gutter—the prosecutor struck the side of his head against the kerb as he fell—some men picked the woman up and put her on a doorstep, and they picked up the prosecutor—I called a friend to come and look at the scene, which is very often seen in that neighbourhood; there are plenty of drunken men there—the prosecutor was bleeding at the time—he reeled round, and stood against a wall for about ten minutes, and then came and asked me to let him have a bed—I knew him, as he had lodged with me on several occasions—I said, "No, you had better go to the hospital and have your head dressed; I cannot let you have a bed; you are saturated with blood"—he said, "Am I?"—I said, "Yes, I cannot let you have a bed"—he sat down on a form in the kitchen for about ten minutes, and then my watch
<lb/>man led him out, and he left about 11.15—about twelve or 12.10 Dine and Smith, who lodged at my lodging-house, were larking in the kitchen, and I came to Dine and got hold of him, and said, "If you don't leave off larking I will put you outside," and I shoved him outside the door—Holland, who was outside the door, seized him, and said, "I think you are one of them"—and with that he used the boy something terrible for about ten minutes, hit him, and kicked him all over the road; he was all</p>
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<p>over blood—he hit the boy about the face with his fist, and then he got hold of him by the back of his neck,
<hi rend="italic">jobbing</hi> his head down, and lifting up his knee, so that his face was brought into violent contact with his knee, as his head was bent down, several times—the boy was saturated in blood from his nose; I mean, that his face was quite covered with blood from his nose—this continued for quite two or three minutes—I looked on—I kept on saying to the constable, "Now leave off; he has had enough"—Newman, a friend of mine, was looking on too, and I could have brought thirty witnesses who saw the assault, but no one else besides Newman is here—Holland kept loosing his hold, and the boy kept on saying, "I have done nothing"—if he had wanted to run away he had plenty of time—when the boy stood still, then Holland laid hold of him Again—I know Holland well—on Monday evening the prosecutor came to me, and I said, "How did the boys get on?"—I did not go to the Police-court to tell the Magistrate of this assault, because Monday is a busy day—Newman did not go to the Police-court, nor did any of the people who saw it—I never tried to persuade any of them to go—I thought the boys had done nothing, and would be discharged—I was shocked at seeing the way in which the boy was ill-used—when I asked the prosecutor on the Monday how the boys got on he said, "The little fools would not speak for themselves, or else they would have got off; I don't recollect anything myself"—I said, "No, certainly, you were too drank"—I never heard anything on the night of the assault and robbery—I first heard on the Sunday night from the constable (Holland) of the robbery—he said, "I think you are one of them who have been robbing and assaulting the man"—he did not say who the man was who was robbed, but I went out to look, and I saw the prosecutor standing up the street—I did not see him robbed—I never learnt from anyone on the Sunday night who it was who was robbed—I saw the prosecutor about twenty to twenty-five yards off, alone; he was too drunk to tell me—I saw the prosecutor on the Sunday night when he was going to the Police-station with the constables, after the boy was in custody—I did not then inquire whether he was the person who had been robbed; I guessed it was him because he was going with the con
<lb/>stables—I did not go to the station and tell the inspector what I knew, because if I took notice of all I saw I should have enough to do—as I turned Dine out of the door Holland seized him—that was later than 11.10: it was 11.10 when the prosecutor fell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not so much business to attend to-day as I had on that Monday morning—I did not ask who it was who was robbed; I took no interest in the matter—I did not interfere when I saw the boy knocked about beyond saying, "He has had enough"—I did not think the boy ought to have had any—it is a dangerous thing to interfere with constables in that district—I do not have a number of thieves in my house—Newman is a photographer; he lives at Hackney—this is the first tune I have spoken about this matter—I came here on Monday afternoon; knowing the way the boy had been ill-used, and a crime brought against him, I thought it my duty to come and speak of what I knew about it—no one spoke to me about coming here; I have come of my own accord—I know Holland by his being on a beat in that neighbourhood—I have not had anything to do with the other constables; I have seen them on</p>
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<p>their beats—no one of all the people looking on at the assault interfered; they felt too afraid—the police sometimes go about in twos in that neighbourhood—the lad was doing nothing, only larking in the kitchen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Massingham came into my house about three minutes after Holland had arrested Dine—he came in with Holland, and they went into the yard with Dine, and found Smith in the w.c. and took him to the station—I did not ask them what they were coming into my place for—I heard Dine say to the constable "The other one is in the yard"—Smith had done nothing that I know of—he had been in my house all the time—I did not see him to turn him out—I did not know he was in the yard—I said nothing about it to the policeman; I did not ask what other one it was—I had not the curiosity to ask what they were taking him for—I did not go to the station, nor to the Magistrate, and I never gave evidence about this till to-day—I put Dine outside about 12.10, but how long they had been larking or quiet in there I don't know.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-150" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Minerva Street, Hackney Road, and am a photographer—on February 18th I arrived at 9, Dorset Street, on a visit to my friend about eight p.m.—about five minutes to eleven Mr. Arundel said, "Look outside"—I did so, and saw the prosecutor and a woman lying drunk in the gutter—I walked over and helped to raise the prosecutor—I saw he had a large wound on the left side of his head, and was bleeding—I said, "Can you stand?"—he said, "I am all right"—directly I let go of him he reeled for about three yards, and then stood against a wall—I went inside, leaving him there—about a quarter-past eleven he came into my friend's house and asked him for a bed—Arundel said, "Do you know your head is cut?"—he said, "No"—Arundel Advised him to go to the hospital—he said, "I cannot let you have a bed in that state "—the prosecutor went away—that was a minute or two after 11.15—I did not see him again that night—at 12.15, I should say, there was a noise in the kitchen—Arundel went there to see what it was—I looked through the office door and saw him turning a lad out—I do not recognise that lad—in about or less than a minute I heard that lad screaming outside—I opened the door and looked outside, and stood on the doorstep, and there I saw Holland holding the boy by the left hand And thumping him with his right fist as hard as he could on the head—I should say he gave him atleast two dozen blows as hard as he could, and as he hit him at each blow he rose his right knee and hit him like that—he so arranged as to strike the boy in the face with his knee—that went on for one or two minutes, I should say—then he let him go—Holland was calling the boy all the foul and beastly names as I ever heard from a man's mouth in my life—he used filthy, disgusting, and profane language, the worst I ever heard—I never heard anything like it—the constable seized the boy again—just then Massingham came up—I had not seen him there before—the constables went through the lodging-house into the yard, taking Dine with them—they fetched another boy out—they did not treat him in the same way—they passed right through the kitchen, and went to the station—I did not notice if anyone accompanied them to the station—I said nothing to anyone—I did not ask the constable what he was ill-treating the boy for—I was ten or twelve feet from them—I ought to have interfered—I did not; I only looked on—no other persons than I and Arundel were in the office—I</p>
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<p>was on the doorstep of the office—I did not notice anyone in the street looking on—it was rather late in the evening—I am clear about it—with the exception of me, Arundel, the boy, and the policeman, I did not notice Anyone outside—if there had been anyone else there, I must have seen them, I should say—if there had been a crowd of persons looking on, you could have seen them plain—I did not go to the station—I next heard of this transaction when I read it in the paper—I did not know the boy's name—the next evening I went to Arundel's house and inquired, and he told me the boys were round that way on the Sunday evening, and that the prosecutor was in the vicinity.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not say which of the boys it was I saw turned out—he immediately began to scream, and I looked out and saw him in the constable's hands—the prosecutor was beastly drunk when I picked him up; he was helplessly drunk—I did not speak to him—I said "Can you stand?"—he said, "I am all right"—I don't know that he understood what was said to him in the kitchen afterwards—Arundel asked him if his head was cut, and he said, "No, my head is not cut"—I have not talked the matter over with Arundel—I go to see him three or four times a week, I daresay—I talked the matter over with him last Monday, and at other times—I talked it over with him on the evening after it happened, when I went to hear how the boys got on—I did not go to the Police-station, nor to the Police-court—I did not hear Arundel say anything to the constable—I cannot say which boy it was I saw knocked about, it was so dark—I should say it was that small one (
<hi rend="italic">Smith.</hi>) by the look of his face from the violence—I do not know now that it was Dine who was turned out of the kitchen—I did not ask what the constable was taking him for—it was rumoured they were going to take the boy for robbing the man—that was the talk after the constables had gone—I could not say they had done nothing of the kind—I am here to prove that the prosecutor inflicted that wound himself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Knox called</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GODFREY</persName> </hi>. I am a coffee-house kitchen assistant, living at 6, Abbey Street, Columbia Road—about half-past six on this evening I went to a lodging-house in Dorset Street, and had tea with Knox—we left the lodging-house at a quarter to seven, and went to the London Apprentice public-house in Old Street, and stopped there about half an hour, and then went for a walk round Kingsland and Shoreditch, and got back to the lodging-house between 9.30 and 9.45, and I stopped with him in the kitchen till 12.30—I then said I was going home—Knox said he would come a little way with me—I left him at the corner of Brush
<lb/>field Street at half-past twelve—we were at a different lodging-house to that from which the other two prisoners were taken; it was on the other side of the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the policemen at all that night—I have known Knox about two and a half years—I am called "Sailor"—we were at a lodging-house immediately opposite No. 9—I heard no noise in the street—we were in the kitchen at the back of the house—I heard nothing of it till the Tuesday after, when I came home from work—that was the day they said Knox was taken up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence called in reply.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-152" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HOLLAND</persName> </hi> (
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<p>time—it is not true that he came up afterwards—we were in uniform—Dine was not ejected from the lodging-house; the door was closed on him when they saw we were after him to prevent him from coming in—they saw I and Massingham were running after him, and he was running towards the door of the lodging-house, and, as Dine was getting to the door, it was closed by Arundel; I saw him shut it—I seized Dine by the neckerchief to stop him; I held his neckerchief rather tight—I did not deliver any blows with my fist, nor strike him at all, nor did my knee come in contact with his face—I saw no blood on him—they made way for us then into the house—we pushed open the door and went in—there are about twenty large common lodging-houses in the street—it is a very rough neighbourhood; there is hardly a day goes by without a highway robbery in the street; it is a rare place for robbing sailors—the greater number of persons are pretty well known to the police as reputed and convicted thieves—this is a very rough lodging-house—I have several times had occasion to visit it myself in the discharge of my duty, and in search of persons suspected to be there who have broken the law—this was the first time I have been there this year; in 1893 I went twice or three times when I was on the point—I think Arundel has been deputy the whole six years I have been there—Cokey Jack is his nickname—occasionally the police patrol there in couples; oftentimes there are twenty in the street—the Inspector was on duty at the station—neither Dine or Smith made any complaint to him of ill-treatment—they were charged in the usual way, and made no answer—no question was asked me when before the Magistrate, and no complaint made of any ill-treatment—I have been in the force six years next September—I have on the same trousers as I wore on that night—there is no blood on them, and there was no fresh blood on my trousers or uniform that night when I got to the station—there might lie blood on my overcoat, as I was in a murder case once—it is a common thing to get blood on you when you go into a common lodging-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By Smith.</hi> I did not pull you up in the air by your neckerchief on the way to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By Dine.</hi> The blood was not running down your face, nor was your hand full of blood when we got to the station—I did not kick you, or say I never did it—you did not show the Inspector the blood on your nose, and tell him I had done it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-153" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WEIDNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector H</hi>). I was the inspector in charge of the station from ten p.m. on Sunday, 18th February, to two a.m. on 19th—I was there when Smith and Dine were brought in, at 12.15, by Mas
<lb/>singham and Holland—Massingham had Dine, and he also brought in the prosecutor, who was tipsy—Smith and Dine were charged for being con
<lb/>cerned with others in knocking down the prosecutor, cutting his head, and robbing him of one shilling—I called in the doctor to dress his head as he was cut and bleeding—Smith was crying, and said it was not him—no complaint was made to me—Dine did not say anything—I saw no signs of blood on him—he did not call my attention to blood on his nose and hands, and say the injuries had been caused to him by the violence of the policeman—if he had been bleeding, it would have been my duty to ask the divisional surgeon, who was there, to see him—neither of the</p>
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<p>prisoners made any complaint of ill-treatment by the police, and I heard nothing of it till I was sent for to-day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dine.</hi> Your nose was not bleeding, and you never said a word to me about it—I saw no blood on your hands—Smith was standing in front of the dock, and you was behind Smith—I never heard of the charge against the police until I was fetched from my dinner today.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith and Knox, in their defence, stated that they knew nothing of the matter.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Dine stated that he went into the street, and the constable knocked him about; that he told the constable he Had seen two boys running, and that he would show him where they were.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DINE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-302-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of robbery.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18940305-302-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>recommended Smith to mercy</rs>, and added that they did not believe there was any foundation for the charge made against the police by the witnesses for the defence.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-302-18940305 t18940305-302-punishment-34"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-302-18940305 t18940305-302-punishment-35"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940305-303-offence-1 t18940305-name-156"/>Richard Powell</persName>, from the person of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-158" type="given" value="FRANK EDWARD"/>FRANK EDWARD AUSTEN</persName> </hi>. I am a police-officer in the employ of the District Railway Company—on 20th February, just before six, I was at the Mansion House Station—I saw the prisoners on the platform acting suspiciously, and watched them—when a Whitechapel train came in they walked up and down, looking into various compartments; they entered one in which were several women, the prosecutrix being one—I followed them—Goldman sat down next to the prosecutrix, and on her right-hand side—Dorset sat next to Goldman on his right—Dorset put his left hand and Arm behind Goldman, leaning slightly towards him—I kept observation, And saw a movement by the prosecutrix's dress pocket, on the right-hand Said of her dress—the prosecutrix's hands were in her lap—she was holding a bag—the movement in the pocket continued to about Mark Lane Station—when the train pulled up there the prisoners got out—I at once made a communication to the prosecutrix, and in consequence of what she told me, I got up, but I could not get out of the train, as it was moving out too quickly—at the next station, Aldgate, I and the prosecutrix got out, and went back to Mark Lane—I looked there and at other stations, but could not see the prisoners—the following Friday, 23rd, I saw the prisoners alight from a Whitechapel train at the Mansion House Station about 5.30 p.m.—they walked down the train towards the engine, and then back again, looking into various, compartments—they entered a compart
<lb/>ment in which were several women—I got into the next compartment—at Cannon Street, the next station, I got out, and entered the compart
<lb/>ment they were in—when the train reached Mark Lane I alighted—I caught hold of the prisoners, and said I should take them into custody for stealing a purse from a person on Tuesday night—they said nothing—they were removed from the train—they were taken to the station inspector's room, where Goldman asked me what the charge was—I repeated it to him—he said, "I don't know what you mean"—a City</p>
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<p>constable was called in, and the prisoners were taken to the Police-station—on the way Dorset made a violent attempt to escape from custody—in answer to the charge, they said, "We don't know anything about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Victoria is my chief station, but I frequent all the stations—the performance at Constantinople is over about 5.30, and if the prisoners had caught a train at that time they would be at the Man
<lb/>sion House by about six; they would have to change there for a train to Whitechapel—there were three women, including the prosecutrix, in the compartment; one next to her and one on the opposite side—I sat exactly opposite to Goldman, and almost in the middle of the seat—Mrs. Powell sat almost in the centre—there were eight or nine persons in the compartment—I did not watch the other two women; they were in the compartment before I got in—I know it was the pocket that I saw the movement at, because when I spoke to Mrs. Powell she put her hand to the same spot—it moved about half a foot; it was very noticeable—it was extremely apparent what he was doing—I have had eight years' experience as a detective—the prisoners had not been drinking—as they came to each station they said, "Let me see, two more stations, the next is ours"—Mrs. Powell was in a very deep study, and was not paying attention to anyone; I should think it was very easy to take her purse—Goldman had a cigarette on the platform, which he threw away when he got into the compartment—they had passed a smoking carriage—Gold
<lb/>man's hands were on his knees, and one of Dorset's hands was on his knees, and they played their hands about very cleverly; I had to look twice to make sure there were not four hands there—on the Friday they got into the same train they had got out of after looking into various com
<lb/>partments—they were arrested in the train, and when they were searched they had no tickets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The object of playing with their hands was to attract attention from the pocket; it is an old trick, I believe.</p>
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<persName id="t18940305-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-159" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-159" type="surname" value="POWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-159" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY POWELL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Powell—I live at Trafalgar Square, Stepney—on Tuesday, 20th February, I was on the underground railway—Austen got into the same carriage, and sat opposite to me—two lads came and sat by my side, but I did not look at their faces—they had just passed me to leave the train when Austen asked me if I had lost any
<lb/>thing—I put my hand in my pocket and said "No," and I then pulled out my purse and glasses and handkerchief, and I found my purse had been emptied and put back—I opened it and showed it to Austen—I had last looked into my purse when I went into Charing Cross Station and took out my return half ticket—there was then 10s. in silver and 1d. or 1 1/2 d.—I put the purse back into my pocket—my pocket was on my right side, on which the lads were sitting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was at Charing Cross at about six—there was scarcely anybody about when I took out my purse at Charing Cross—I had not spent any money—I did not have to wait at Charing Cross—I sat in the middle of the carriage.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-160" type="surname" value="ROACH"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-160" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROACH</persName> </hi> (822
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). The prisoners were given into custody by Austen—I searched them—on Dorset I found 5s. 3 1/2 d., and on Goldman 4s. 9 1/2 d.—they had no tickets—when given into custody they said nothing—when the charge was read to them they said, "We know nothing of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940305-303-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-303-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">GOLDMAN</hi>**†
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in December</hi>, 1891.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DORSET</hi>**†—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18940305-303-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-303-18940305 t18940305-303-punishment-37"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended the conduct of Austen.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-304-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously killing and slaying her son,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940305-304-offence-1 t18940305-name-162"/>John Berry</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">She received a good character, by the inspector in the case stated that of late she had given way to drink.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-304-18940305 t18940305-304-punishment-38"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For other case this day see Essex and Surrey cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday and Friday, March</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prisoner, stated that he was willing to indemnify the prosecutor.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Daniels, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CANDY</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">for Hand.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-166" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM PHILIP"/>WILLIAM PHILIP CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk in the Law Offices Depart
<lb/>ment—I produce some documents, which were impounded in the case of Beach, a bankrupt—two are marked "A" and "B," and "C" is a mortgage deed. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated August</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891,
<hi rend="italic">from Beach to Daniels, and signed in the presence of Henry Hand, solicitor.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-167" type="surname" value="WORTHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WORTHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor of the High Court of Justice in Bankruptcy—I produce the file of proceedings in the bankruptcy of William Beach—the receiving order is dated November 9th, 1892, and the adjudication of bankruptcy, December 17th; the statement of affairs, January 13th, 1893, and purports to be sworn at 40, Chancery Lane, before Henry Hand, a Commissioner for Oaths—I find in it, "Creditors fully secured as per list B, £8, 020; estimated value of securities, £9, 050"—in the list of creditors fully secured, I find No. 8, name of creditor, Platt, care of Hird, solicitor, 10, Serjeants' Inn, Fleet Street; security given June, 1891, estimated value £400—I also find on the file that there is a motion to set aside this mortgage dated May 2nd, 1893—on November 2nd, 1893, an order in bankruptcy was made, setting aside the mortgage deed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CANDY</hi>. These statements have to be sworn, sheet by sheet, before a commissioner, and it would have been his duty to</p>
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<p>sign his name—he did what was regular and right in putting his name and address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>. Baker was the name of the creditor in the first item—the grounds for the motion as well as the motion itself are upon the file on October 30th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-168" type="surname" value="WOODWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-168" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WOODWARD</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Ravenscroft, Hills and Woodward, of 15, John Street, Bedford Row—we have acted as solicitors for the first mortgage of 101, West End Lane, Hampstead, and also for the mortgage of Nos. 105 and 109—the first mortgage of No. 101 was sold—the sale was complete on February 10th, 1893, and realised enough to leave in their hands a balance of £132 10s. 5d.—up to that time we had no notice of any second or third mortgage being created—notice ought to have been sent to us; any solicitors who had been consulted about a second mortgage would send notice to the first mortgagees—on March 18th I received this undated letter from 49, Baker Road Plaistow, signed p.p. J. Daniels, W. L. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he field a second and third mortgage on the property, and inquired whether Messrs. Ravens-croft had any surplus funds to meet his claims for interest</hi>)—I answered that on March 20th. (
<hi rend="italic">This requested full particulars of the mortgage, and Hated that No.</hi> 101
<hi rend="italic">was sold, and there was a balance in hand</hi>)—I next received a letter dated March 25th. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed p.p. J. Daniels, and requested to know why they had sold No.</hi> 101
<hi rend="italic">without foreclosing, and requesting to know the amount obtained for it, and offering to produce the mortgage deed</hi>)—on March 27th I replied. (
<hi rend="italic">This letter requested to see the securities, and offered to make an appointment for the following Thursday</hi>) the second letter I received from Daniels was dated from Baker Street, and the first from Baker Row—I had had no answer—I then wrote, "We want a copy of a letter which was returned from the Dead Letter Office," etc.—that is a fact; it was returned—in answer to that I got this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated</hi> 44,
<hi rend="italic">Grange Road, Balaam Street, Plaistow, April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">and stating that he had omitted to give the postal authorities his change of address—Signed J. Daniels, p.p. W.H.</hi>)—on April 7th I wrote this letter in answer. (
<hi rend="italic">Acknow
<lb/>ledging Daniel's letter of the 5th, and enclosing their letter of the 4th, which had been returned through the Dead Letter Office</hi>)—on April 11th we received this. (
<hi rend="italic">Signed p.p. J. Daniels, W.L. and promising to bring or send the mortgage deed on Thursday at noon</hi>)—I wrote saying that the appointment would suit me, and then received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">From Daniels, dated April 13th, regretting that he was unable to keep the appointment, but would call next day, Friday, at noon</hi>)—he did not keep that appointment, nor was any deed produced, and on 18th April I wrote this letter to Daniels. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that a copy of the deed sent had not been called for, and giving him formal notice to produce the original deed in the course of the week</hi>)—I dictated to my shorthand clerk, a summary of what had taken place—between April 13th and 18th this deed was brought to the office, but not handed to me personally—it purports to be an attested copy of an alleged mortgage by Beach to James Daniels, on August 19th, 1891, and is certified to be correct by Paget, a law stationer, pro. John Douglas, his clerk—the certificate is dated April 17th, 1893—I perused it, and then wrote the letter of 18th April—no deed was produced by Daniels at that time—on 18th April I communicated with the Official Receiver in Bankruptcy, and so got into communication</p>
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<p>with the solicitors to the trustee—on 22nd April, I received this telegram, "Will call at four o'clock Saturday re deed.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">DANIELS</hi>"—and then a second, "Detained; writing appointment for Monday.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">DANIELS</hi>"—I then wrote this. (
<hi rend="italic">Acknowledging the two telegrams, but stating that no letter had been received, and stating that the houses</hi> 105
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 109,
<hi rend="italic">West End Lane, would be offered for sale at the Auction Mart on May</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>)—that was addressed to Daniels at 44, Grange Road—on April 5th I received the first communication from Marshall and Marshall, as solicitors to Daniels, and made an appointment with them, and five or six weeks afterwards they called on me, and produced what appeared to be an original deed—I think that was in May—it was at the second inter
<lb/>view with Messrs. Marshall—exhibit "C "looks very much like the document; I only had it in my hands a few minutes, just perused it, and handed it back—I should not like to swear to the attesting witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>. I do not remember any occasion where we have not received notice of a second mortgage—if a man has a second mortgage it is to his interest to let the first mortgagee know—I should expect a solicitor to serve notice of a second mortgage on me, but not if he is not familiar with mortgage deeds—the letter of March 18th was from 49, Baker Street—I naturally directed my reply to Baker Street, and it came back—my letter of April 4th reached him though directed to 49, Baker Street—that was a registered letter—the letter of March 7th was not returned by the Dead Letter Office, but my letter of March 27th was—I got the attested copy on the 17th, and I saw the original deed, of which it is a copy, on May 11th—I dictated to my clerk: "27th April, long attendance of Messrs. Marshall on their calling; they did not produce their client's original security, although we pressed for it"—I asked them to produce it, they did not do so, and I told them my suspicions had been aroused, and I did not think it was a genuine deed—Mr. Marshall said he thought it was perfectly genuine—I said, "Well, why don't you produce it?"—I do not remember his answer—a client of mine had advanced £700 on No. 101; G. M. Hill and George Love were the trustees—I should not advance more than what I considered one-third of the value—I do not know that the rent was £70 a year—it is a freehold house—the quarter's rent was £17 10s.—it was sold for £900 to George Seymour, the tenant, and then there was the mortgage—I think there was an advertisement of the sale. (
<hi rend="italic">Reading the items of expenses, insurance premiums, interest, fees, and commission for collecting rent, leaving a balance of</hi> £132 15s.)—No. 105 appears to be let to a yearly tenant at £65, and No. 109 to Dr. Mill under a repairing lease for seven years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My impression is that Marshall and Marshall sent a clerk saying that the original deed would be produced—some message of that kind came to me from the outer office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>. The message was not that they would communi
<lb/>cate with their client and get the deed and show it me on the following day—I do not remember who the messenger was. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATTHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here called upon the solicitor for the defence to produce letters of May</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 9
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th, and some earlier ones, which were handed in but not read.</hi>)</p>
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<persName id="t18940305-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-169" type="surname" value="DARCH"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-169" type="given" value="FRANCIS WILLIAM"/>FRANCIS WILLIAM DARCH</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Cave and Co.,</p>
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<p>solicitors, 4, Fenchurch Street—they were solicitors to William Beach, a bankrupt—about April 18th, 1893, I had a communication from the Official Receiver, and at the end of April or the beginning of May a cor
<lb/>respondence was entered into which I have sent for—on May 11th I accom
<lb/>panied Mr. Paget, a law stationer of Chancery Lane, to Messrs. Marshall and Marshall's—a deed of August 19th, 1891, was produced—we both examined it—that was the first time any original deed had been produced to the trustee after the service of motion to set the deed aside—the motion came on before Mr. Justice Vaughan Williams alone, who said that h wished a jury to hear it, and it was adjourned to November, and heard before a jury, and the deed was set aside and ordered to be impounded—my firm continued to act as solicitors for the trustees—my attention was called to the draft, and to the attested copy and the deed itself—I have compared them with each other—the attested copy and the deed are identical, with three or four exceptions—the word "situate" in one is "situated" in the other, and one has Beacks Road or Blacks Road; it is difficult to say which it is—so far as the attestation clause is concerned the name of James Daniels is omitted; one has "Whereas by an indenture," and the other has, "By another indenture."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>. Mr. Paget told us that he had engrossed the deed, and on April 26th, when this letter was written, my principals and myself believed that the deed had been engrossed by Mr. Paget; but afterwards Mr. Paget said that that was not the deed which he engrossed—we had never seen the second, and I do not believe it was in existence at that time—we say in our letter, "We could mention many other facts"—we did not mention them; we thought it best not, because the notice of motion had been served—in consequence of receiving a letter on the morning of May 11th I went down to inspect the docu
<lb/>ment—in our letter of April 26th we mention Mr. Paget's name for the first time; we could not mention it before—I have a letter of 18th November, 1893, to us stating that they had heard that our client con
<lb/>templated taking proceedings against Daniels—the taking of proceedings was left to the Treasury solicitor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> In writing the letter of April 26th we were referring to the deed of which we had an attested copy; I spoke of it from the knowledge I had gained from the attested copy—I did not know at that time of the existence of any other deed—I gave the leading facts, but said there were other facts which I could mention leading to the same conclusion—my letter was on May 2nd, before the receipt of the letter from Marshall—it is not usual to tell your adversary what your informa
<lb/>tion is—my reasons were sufficient for not giving further in
<lb/>formation—this is a press copy of Ravenscroft's letter to us of April 16th.</p>
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<persName id="t18940305-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-170" type="surname" value="HIRD"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-170" type="given" value="FREDERICK GEORGE"/>FREDERICK GEORGE HIRD</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 10, Serjeants' Inn—I am the only gentleman of that name at that address, or in the City—I knew Mr. Beach; he called on me in March, 1893, either the 2nd or 3rd—I did not know him before that—he gave me certain instructions, in consequence of which I prepared this draft of a mortgage—it is in my own writing—there are no names or dates in it—the parcels are there—all I have got is "a message or dwelling, situate at West Hampstead"—he gave me the instructions verbally—he did not inform me what the property was that was going to be mortgaged—he called again and gave</p>
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<p>me that—this £400 was filled in afterwards—it is in my clerk's writing—having prepared the draft, and had it fair copied by my clerk, I handed the fair copy to Beach on March 4th—I left the clerk to add the clause for redemption, from a volume of precedents—March, 1893, was the first date I heard of such a mortgage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>. The second time he came was March 4th—his brother was with him—I had acted for his brother before, but never for him—Messrs. Marshall came down to see me, and Messrs. Cave and I gave them duplicate copies of the mortgage—this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was left in the office for me to sign—I refused to do so because it was not accurate—it was not true—I mean that a thing like this was left at my office for me to sign it as my evidence—I handed a volume of "Prid
<lb/>deau" to my clerk, but I did not take the draft from "Priddeau," or any part of it—the other two were leasehold houses and in that case I should repeat it with the necessary alterations—I have drawn a great many such deeds, and I knew what to put—Beach did not bring any paper—I had no instructions in writing—he may have had a half-sheet of letter paper, but I did not receive it—I cannot pledge my oath, but I believe he had, and I believe he dictated from it what the parcels were—I do not remember that I wrote it down while he read it; it says "The residue for a term of ninety-nine years"—that is in my clerk's writing—I suppose I omitted it and told my clerk to put it in—this is 100 just afterwards, not 1,000; if I wrote 100 he probably told me 100—the piece of paper he had was not something in the nature of a draft.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I find in this draft words written and crossed out, and words substituted for them, and on the second page again—that indicates, to my mind, that I was not copying them from any documents, but writing from my head—I wrote "All the freehold," and then I altered it—quite apart from my recollection, this reminds me that I drew this from instructions then and there supplied to me by Beach, and not from another document—I read the pencil draft before I refused to sign it—I should know it again; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it was produced to me after the notice of motion to set the deed aside, with a request that I would look at it and sign it—I did not send a verbal message refusing to sign it—they got it back by calling again—I was not called as a witness by Messrs. Marshall, but by the other side, and this proof was put to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-171" type="surname" value="BRYCE"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-171" type="given" value="EDWARD JOHN"/>EDWARD JOHN BRYCE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the last witness—I was in the service of Mr. Hand in 1893—on March 4th, 1893, I made a fair copy of this draft—the endorsement is added in my writing—it was handed to Mr. Beach on March 4th, and he took it away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>. I wrote it on blue draft paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-172" type="surname" value="BEDFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-172" type="given" value="THOMAS SNOWDEN"/>THOMAS SNOWDEN BEDFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a law stationer, of 22, Chancery-Lane—I produce a cash-book in which I make entries of things sold, at the time they are sold—on 7th March, 1893, I sold a 10s. stamp on demy paper—the usual price would be 10s. 3d.; I charged 15s. for it—I cannot say now what date it had on, it, but I know it was about two years old—my name was printed on the paper, just above the stamp—I do not know to whom I sold it—15s. was charged on account of it being old; that in
<lb/>creases the value—if we keep a stamp two years we expect to be paid—if</p>
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<p>I was asked for a stamp of 1891 I should look to see if I had one—I was asked for an old one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>. I said before the Magistrate, "I do not remember how old it was;" and I said before the Judge, "I cannot tell the date of it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was charging him fifty per cent, profit—it has never struck me that an old stamp might be made use of for improper purposes—I have been asked for old stamps where a deed has been lost—I have been told more than once that parties have been going to execute another deed, and have I got such a thing—I shall not sell any more.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-173" type="surname" value="PAGET"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-173" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PAGET</persName> </hi>. I am a law stationer, of Cursitor Street, Chancery Lane—on 8th March, 1893, William Beach, who I knew, brought me a mortgage from Beach to Daniels, and a sheet of demy paper with a 10s. stamp impressed on it, and gave me instructions to engross it—it was an old stamp of 1891—I had the engrossing done on the sheet of paper, on which I noticed the stationer's name, Bedford, Chancery Lane—Beach called for it the same day, and took it away, and the draft—there were blanks in it for the titles and the amount—the names of the parties, Beach and Daniels, were in—Beach brought the engrossment back a few days afterwards to have the blanks, which he had inserted in pencil, filled in in ink, and two or three days afterwards, on April 17th, he brought it back to have an attested copy made—it was signed by Daniels, and wit
<lb/>nessed by Henry Hand, solicitor—I made the attested copy produced, and handed it to Mr. Beal, and the deed—I have never seen the deed since—on May 11th I went to Messrs. Marshall's office to inspect a deed, and there saw the document "C," which is certainly the document I wrote—this one bears a stamp of July 18th, 1891, but the engrossment is in the writing of one of my clerks—there is no stationer's name on this one—I have known the prisoner Hand as a solicitor for five or six years—I have seen Beach half a dozen times in four or five years—I never saw Beach and Hand together till I saw them at the trial before Justice Williams—I do not think I said at the Police-court that I had seen them together; it was knowing Mr. Hand that made me take such particular notice of the deed—about a week afterwards, Messrs. Cave's clerk, the solicitors to the trustees, called on me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I remember that there was a stamp on the deed at that time—I am sure it was 1891, and that I noticed the name of Bedford—Douglas engrossed it, and he and I certified it—there was no attestation clause to this deed, so we should simply put, "Signed, sealed, and delivered by the above named," and there we should stop—a person might put an attestation clause leaving out the names, and they would not be filled in in the draft.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I noticed the stationer's name, and the stamp we generally examine to see if it is correct—I knew Bedford—I did not think it curious that it was brought to me to engross when it was bought at another stationer's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-174" type="surname" value="MOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-174" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN MOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On January 28th, about four o'clock, I went to Seaborne Park, and found Daniels—I had had a warrant about three weeks for his apprehension, which I read to him—he aid, "It is a nice thing; I have been swindled out of £400, and am</p>
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<p>going to get locked up innocent, and perhaps get seven years. If I had known there was a warrant out I should have given myself up."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-175" type="surname" value="DENNY"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-175" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER DENNY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On the afternoon of January 15th I arrested Hand outside a public-house in Chancery Lane—I said, "I am a police officer, and hold a warrant for your arrest"—he said, "Yes, I did attest that deed, but I did not know it was a forged one"—on the way to the station he said, "If I had known there was a warrant against me I would have surrendered"—he took this card (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) out of his pocket with the name of Hird on it, and said, "You see, I did know there was a warrant against me"—I do not know who the writer of the card, John Calverly, is—the warrant was applied for on January 11th. (
<hi rend="italic">The card stated</hi>; "Dear Sir,—I will contrive to see you on 10th January."
<hi rend="italic">And on the address side</hi>, "Thursday, at two, Bow Street, in upper room, warrant applied for against all persons connected with Beach's matter. Hird and Lewis were up there together before Vaughan. Address to Hand, 17, King Street, W.")—I have searched at the Middlesex Registry for a deed since August, 1891, but find no trace of any such deed being registered—the warrant included Read—I have tried to find him, but cannot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>. Walter Cable's name is mentioned in the examination before Mr. Justice Williams—I wrote a letter to him, and invited him to Scotland Yard—he came, and I took his statement—I believe he is here to-day—I got a statement from Trin—he is here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Trin has been in Court to-day, but not as a witness—I saw Cable outside Bow Street Police-court on February 6th, when this case had been before the Magistrate—he said, "If I had known my name would be mentioned in this matter, I should never have offered to go bail for Daniels"—he had offered himself as one bail, but a second could not be found—he said, "I never saw any deed; I am going to see his solicitor to-day, but I will not be bail for him, and I do not think you will see me here again"—it was in consequence of that that I asked him to come to Scotland Yard, and took a further statement from him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-176" type="surname" value="INGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-176" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED INGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a shorthand writer—on 1st and 2nd November I was in one of the Chancery Courts—the two prisoners were examined as witnesses, and I took notes of their evidence, which I have here, and this is a correct transcript. (
<hi rend="italic">The notes of the evidence of both the prisoners were put in and read.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. W. DARCH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I prepared a document in red and black ink, showing the alterations—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is not it—I gave it to Mr. Lewis—it has the seal of the Bankruptcy Court, and my initials.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940305-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940305-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-177" type="surname" value="CABLE"/>
<interp inst="t18940305-name-177" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER CABLE</persName> </hi>. I live at East Ham—I formerly lived at 360, Bark
<lb/>ing Road—I am a pawnbroker's manager—I have known Daniels sixteen years, ten years intimately—he was a stevedore—he lived next door to me for live years—I always found him a very abstemious man, and a very good character—he got up very early in the morning and went to bed early—I have seen a safe in his bedroom; I remember his buying it—i remained there till he left—he lent me from time to time sums of money to carry on my employer's pawnbroking business, Mr. Hammoth—the loans begun in July, 1889, with £23—this book shows altogether £1, 500 down to December, 1891—one page is advances and the other repayments—</p>
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<p>this is only a rough book—the last payment was £25 on December 8th, 1891—I think all the entries are down here, but it is not a stock book—I paid him nothing for the accommodation, but if he bought anything of me I used to let him have it at cost price—the advances made in 1889 were eight sums of £20 each and two of £10—the repayments are on the other side—the last is December 21st—he lent me altogether £1,500, and it is in process of repayment—the last repayment was on July 27th—I have not put down the years—I might say independent of lump sums I have had as much as £50 at a time and paid him back £2 a week—I went to his house in October, 1889, between seven and eight p.m., and saw a quantity of gold on the table—I should say there was £600 or £700—he was counting it when I went in—he left Barking Road in 1889, and I remained and did not see so much of him, because I used to send instead of going myself—I remember his showing me a document towards Christmas, 1892, but I cannot say what it was—he asked me if I thought it was all right—I said I did not think it was—I had not seen many deeds, but I thought it ought to be on parchment, and this was only on paper—I did not read it; I gave it back to him—I have written a great many letters for Daniels, but none in connection with this matter—I never wrote to Beach—the letters I wrote were in connection with his business as a stevedore—he produced the document in my employer's shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was out of friendship to Daniels that I lent him £1,500, but I sold him furniture—I do not know much about his business—he kept it very much to himself—I lived next door to him four or five years—I never heard him mention Beach—I do not remember ever writ
<lb/>ing a letter to Beach for him; I may have—anything that was not about his business as a stevedore would impress itself on me as something unusual—he knew I was a pawnbroker's manager; my principal, Mr. Hammoth, died in 1889, and the widow carried it on—I left last June—I was not present at the trial before Mr. Justice Williams—I have heard that on that trial Clark described me as managing clerk to a shipping firm—I was not clerk to a shipping firm—I saw him last year—I have never seen him at my present address, but I met him casually—I told him I had left Barking Road—he knew my address, and could have found me in an hour—I have heard his evidence read, in which he says he did not know where to find me—he never, after 1892, showed me any document, and asked me to compare it with another document, nor did I ever do so—I never saw a second document—I never sent any document enclosed in a letter to Mr. Beach, after having examined it—I have no doubt, having heard his evidence read at Bow Street, that he said all these things at the trial—I offered myself as bail for him, but the other bail was not forthcoming—when I heard the evidence read I refused to be bail for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I continued at Barking Road till July, 1893—my present address is 2, Walking Terrace, East Ham—I remember telling him where I lived—I only saw him a few times in 1893.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-178" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMES WILLIAM GREENGRASS</persName> </hi>. I have lived at 18, Sweet Street, Plaistow, six or seven years—I have been in business twenty-five years—I have known Daniels twenty-five or twenty-six years—I was foreman to his father ten years at his father's death lie and I took the business, and</p>
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<p>were in partnership three or four years—it was then dissolved, and I carried it on separately—when we had got work our profits were £26 a week, or £50 to the partnership—we did not resume partnership lately, but we worked together; I got the orders, and Daniels found the money—I gave him a good character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The partnership came to an end in 1883 or 1884, or it may have been at the end of 1880. (
<hi rend="italic">Looking at a document</hi>)—I can read; Daniels can read a little, but nothing to speak of—I do not know whether he could read a document like this—I did not have to read a bill of lading—sometimes I did very little stevedore's business—I had to make arrangements for taking the cargo—the stevedore generally knows what the cargo is when it is a mixed cargo.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We began to work together since the strike, and did so down to last week. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here put in some affidavits and a pass-book.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18940305-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM MCVEIGH</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Canning Town branch of the London and Provincial Bank—I made this affidavit—the prisoner Daniels is the person referred to—he had a deposit account at the bank—I am not positive whether it was down to 1889. (
<hi rend="italic">This affidavit showed That</hi> £1,000
<hi rend="italic">was paid in to Daniels' deposit account between October</hi> 1888,
<hi rend="italic">and October</hi>, 1889,
<hi rend="italic">and that</hi> £200
<hi rend="italic">was drawn out</hi>)—the whole of that was drawn out in gold.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The total amount he drew out when he closed the account was £850—he drew £18 from the current account in October—the whole amount he drew out in October was £868.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Daniels received a good character.</hi> </p>
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