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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>TYLER, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SIXTH SESSION, HELD APRIL 2ND, 1894.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 2nd, 1894, and following days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-2" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM RANN KENNEDY</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>, Bart., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-3" type="surname" value="SAVORY"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-3" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart, M. P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-4" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-4" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., K.C.M.G., Recorder of the said City; Col. Sir
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-5" type="surname" value="WILKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-5" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt., Lieut.-Col.
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-6" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-6" type="surname" value="DAVIES"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-6" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-7" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-7" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-8" type="surname" value="SAMUEL"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-8" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-9" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-9" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-9" 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>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-10" type="surname" value="BEARD"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE R. HALSE</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TYLER, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1894.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a previous conviction of felony on 19th October, 1891; eight other convictions were proved against him.—</rs>
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<p>336.
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<interp inst="t18940402-336-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to eleven indictments for em
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a previous conviction at this Court; other convictions were proved against him.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-337-18940402 t18940402-337-punishment-4"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>338.
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<interp inst="t18940402-338-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to steal
<lb/>ing £5 of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-338-offence-1 t18940402-name-20"/>Herbert Paterson</persName>.—</rs>
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<p>339.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-339-18940402 t18940402-339-punishment-6"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>340.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD CURTIS</hi> (15)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940402-340-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-340-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>, to unlawfully and indecently assaulting
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-24" type="surname" value="BUCKLES"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-340-offence-1 t18940402-name-24"/>Beatrice Buckles</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's mother gave him a good character. The prosecution did not press for punishment.—
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<interp inst="t18940402-340-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-340-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-340-18940402 t18940402-340-punishment-7"/>Discharged on recognizances.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>341.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH SHEPHEARD</hi> (25)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-341-18940402" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-341-18940402" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-341-18940402" type="age" value="20"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ERNEST CHARLES KING</hi> (20)</persName> (
<hi rend="italic">a soldier</hi>)
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<interp inst="t18940402-341-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-341-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/> , to unlawfully and indecently assaulting
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-27" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-341-offence-1 t18940402-name-27"/>Matilda Plowman</persName> and
<persName id="t18940402-name-28" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-28" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-28" type="surname" value="MOULE"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-28" type="given" value="EMILY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-341-offence-1 t18940402-name-28"/>Emily Moule</persName>, and assaulting
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-29" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-29" type="surname" value="MONK"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-29" type="given" value="EMILY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-341-offence-1 t18940402-name-29"/>Emily Monk</persName>, with intent to ravish her.—</rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SHEPHEARD</hi>
<rs id="t18940402-341-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940402-341-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-341-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18940402-341-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940402-341-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-341-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-341-18940402 t18940402-341-punishment-8"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18940402-341-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940402-341-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-341-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-341-18940402 t18940402-341-punishment-9"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18940402-342" type="date" value="18940402"/>
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<p>342.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ISRAEL BENJAMIN</hi> (53)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940402-342-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-342-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assault"/>,
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<rs id="t18940402-342-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940402-342-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-342-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to assaulting
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-31" type="surname" value="HOLMES"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-342-offence-1 t18940402-name-31"/>Frederick Holmes</persName> and
<persName id="t18940402-name-32" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-32" type="surname" value="SHEPHERD"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-32" type="given" value="CLEMENT"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-342-offence-1 t18940402-name-32"/>Clement Shepherd</persName>, police constables, while in the execution of their duty.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>343.
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<interp inst="def1-343-18940402" type="age" value="53"/>
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<rs id="t18940402-343-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940402-343-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-343-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> was further indicted for stealing a coat and a cigar tube, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-343-offence-1 t18940402-name-34"/>Max Hirsch</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORESBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-35" type="surname" value="HIRSCH"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-35" type="given" value="MAX"/>MAX HIRSCH</persName> </hi>. I am cashier of the Anglo-Continental Guano Works, 8, Osbaldiston Road, Stoke Newington—this is my overcoat, and this my cigar tube—on 20th March, between one and two, I went into the City Arms Restaurant, St. Mary Axe, and hung up my overcoat on a peg; the cigar tube was in the coat pocket then—after dinner I could not find my coat—next day I went with Holmes to a pawnbroker's in the Mile End Road, and identified my overcoat—there was a letter in a blue envelope addressed to me, with my business address, in the coat pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This cigar tube has been broken since I lost it—I know it is mine by the biting—I have not the least doubt it is mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-36" type="surname" value="HOLMES"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-36" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HOLMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, City</hi>). On 20th March, I re
<lb/>ceived information of this coat being stolen from the City Arms Restaurant, St. Mary Axe—the following day, the 21st, I went to Mr. Ashbridge, pawnbroker, 50, Mile End Road, with Hirsch—I there saw this coat, which Hirsch identified as his—from what I was told, about 6.15 that night I went with Detective Shepherd to 170, Mile End Road, and asked to see Mr. Benjamin—the prisoner came forward—I said, "We are police officers. I want you to give me an account of how you came into possession of that coat you pledged at Mr. Ashbridge's, over the way, this morning"—he said, "That is my own coat. I have been wearing it for months past"—I said "Where did you get it from?"—he said, "I bought it some time ago of a gentleman that has gone abroad"—I said, "What is his name?"—he said, "We don't ask gentlemen their names when we buy a coat of them"—I said, "How long is it ago?"—he said, "It might be four, it might be six, months ago"—I asked him again, twice over, whether he could not give me any other account of it—he said, "No"—I said, "I shall charge you with stealing and receiving this coat from the City Arms, St. Mary Axe, yesterday afternoon"—he said, "I have got the diarrhoea. I want to go in the back garden closet"—I said, "You can go, but I will go with you"—he went to the back garden, and I went with him—he did not go to the closet—he said, "Do you mean to say you are going to take me?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "Then it will take a dozen b—like you to take me"—I caught hold of him; he began to struggle very violently—as we took him through his house his wife and three other women (his daughters, I believe) were there—one got hold round my neck, another held my legs; the prisoner kicked me in the stomach; we got him in the street; he bit Shepherd in the wrist—he was taken to the station—he made no reply to the</p>
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<p>charge when it was read to him—when searching him I found, among other articles, this cigar tube—I accidentally broke it after the prosecutor had identified it; it was on my desk, and rolled off and broke—on Thurs
<lb/>day, 29th, on the remand at the Police-court, I charged the prisoner with stealing the cigar tube at the same time as the coat, and receiving it—I cautioned him—he said, "I know nothing about it"—the articles were pawned in the name of John Benjamin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On the way to the station in a cab the prisoner pro
<lb/>duced this pawnticket, dated 6th February, for two coats and two pairs of trousers, pledged in the name of John Benjamin—he said, "I thought you meant that coat"—he was not shown the coat in question till he was charged at Guildhall on the next day, 22nd—the City Arms is in St. Mary Axe, which runs from Leadenhall Street to Houndsditch; at the other end of it is an old clothes market—the prisoner lives at a wardrobe dealer's shop, which is in his wife's name, not his—it is a female clothier's shop—they are not allowed to deal in men's clothes, because there is another shop next door—there were men's clothes at the back of the shop, not exposed for sale—it is an old clothes shop for women's clothes—I never saw the prisoner to my knowledge before I arrested him—I be
<lb/>lieved from what I heard that he dealt in clothes in the old clothes market; but since then I have reason to believe he does not, but that he travels the country.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-37" type="surname" value="SHEPHERD"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-37" type="given" value="CLEMENT"/>CLEMENT SHEPHERD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Constable</hi>). On 21st I went with Holmes to 170, Mile End Road, where the prisoner's wife's name is over the door—she keeps an old clothes shop there—I assisted to take the prisoner into custody—Holmes said to him, "You pawned a coat this morning on the opposite side, at Mr. Ashbridge's, and I want you to account for it"—he said, "It was my coat. I have been wearing that coat six months"—Holmes asked him from whom he bought it—he said he bought it from a gentleman—Holmes asked his name, and he said he did not know—he wanted to go to the w.c, and we followed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-38" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-38" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Ashbridge, pawnbroker, of 49 and 50, Mile End Road—prisoner pawned this overcoat with us on 21st, together with another overcoat, one jacket, two waistcoats, a coat, and three pairs of trousers—the name on the ticket is John Benjamin, 170, Mile End Road—the other overcoat pawned at the same time was a new one—it has had very little wear, if any, and this one in question was almost new—I had done business with the prisoner before for a few months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew him well—he always gave the same name—he gave me his correct name and address—he is a wardrobe dealer, dealing in new and second-hand clothes—his shop is about one and a half miles from the old clothes market—we are near his shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have always taken his correct name as John Ben
<lb/>jamin—Israel Benjamin is his proper name—when I said he gave his right name I was forgetting his Christian name—we gave the prisoner £2 for the two overcoats, a coat, two vests, and three pairs of trousers because I believe that was all the prisoner wanted on them—he simply wanted £2 to go and do some more business during the day—he has always given us the name of John Benjamin—I did not write this ticket, but I was there when the articles were pledged—his wife's shop is for all</p>
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<p>sorts of things, not only for women's clothes—I made no inquiries—I do not know whether she was forbidden to trade in men's clothes by an agreement with a shop next door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18940402-343-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940402-343-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-343-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in May</hi>, 1888,
<hi rend="italic">at this Court in the name of Benjamin Benjamin. A police inspector stated that at the time of that conviction the proceeds of five recent burglaries were found in his possession; that in</hi> 1878
<hi rend="italic">he had been sentenced to eighteen, months for receiving stolen property, and in</hi> 1882
<hi rend="italic">to nine months for keep
<lb/>ing a brothel; that he was supposed to meet thieves in different neighbour
<lb/>hoods, and then drive round the country disposing of the property.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18940402-343-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940402-343-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-343-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-343-18940402 t18940402-343-punishment-10"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>344.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PARITZ GOLDSMITH</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940402-344-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-344-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-40" type="surname" value="WARCHAUFSKI"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-344-offence-1 t18940402-name-40"/>Morris Warchaufski</persName>, and stealing a hat, a handkerchief, and a candle
<lb/>stick. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NELSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-41" type="surname" value="WARCHAUFSKI"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-41" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS WARCHAUFSKI</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at 23, Marlborough Street—on Friday night, 9th March, I closed my premises, and shut my win
<lb/>dows and doors—next morning about 3.30 the police called me up; they had the prisoner by the collar—my hat was on his head—my first floor front window was open—I missed this candlestick and this silk handker
<lb/>chief, which had been on the table near the window in the front room on the bottom floor—I found the prisoner's hat on the table, where I had left my hat the night before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-42" type="surname" value="TICKNER"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-42" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TICKNER</persName> </hi> (116
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). About 3.30 a.m. on March 10th I saw the prisoner at the window of No. 23, Marlborough Street—on seeing me he walked away—I asked him what he had been doing—he said, "Nothing"—I asked him to go back with me and look—he went back a short dis
<lb/>tance and then ran away—I followed and caught him, and took him back—I saw the window was pushed up about a foot, and the shutters inside pushed back—I called the prosecutor, who got up—he said he could not find his hat—the hat left inside was not his—the prosecutor identified the hat which the prisoner was wearing as his—I took the prisoner to the station and searched him—I found this cold chisel in his left-hand trousers pocket—the candlestick had been moved from the table to near the window—I have not found the silk handkerchief—he said nothing at the Police-station in my hearing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-43" type="surname" value="NEWMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-43" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NEWMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector H</hi>). I examined the prosecutor's premises—I found that the window of the ground floor front room had been opened about a foot, and a sliding shutter inside pushed back over eighteen inches the fastening had been broken—I was present at the station when the prisoner was charged; he appeared to understand all that was said—he said in English, the hat which was found in the room was his—he was asked if he understood what was being said, and he said, "Yes."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "The window was open; the hat laid outside the window, and also this chisel. I thought the other hat better than mine, so I fitted it on, and the policeman caught me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, made in effect the same statement.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-344-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted of felony at the Mansion House on</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th July, in the name of Levy Woolf.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-44" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLLISON</persName> </hi> (
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-344-18940402 t18940402-344-punishment-11"/>six months' hard labour</rs> for larceny; he was charged with breaking and entering—on 23rd June, 1892, he was sentenced at the Mansion House to four months for larceny of a trolley in the name of Levy Woolf—on November 8th, 1892, he was sentenced to three months for frequenting—there were also two other convictions against him for wilful damage and assault; he received three months and one month for those—I have known him about eighteen months—I know him well—I have no doubt he is the same man—I saw the police descrip
<lb/>tion of him—I saw him at Holloway, and identified him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-344-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1894.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">REEVES</hi>
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<interp inst="t18940402-346-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-346-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN LAZENBY BOSITO</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940402-347-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to three indictments for stealing, while employed under the Post Office, letters containing foreign stamps, the property of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-347-18940402 t18940402-347-punishment-16"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>348.
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<interp inst="t18940402-348-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to two indict
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-348-offence-1 t18940402-name-53"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<p>349.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-55" type="given" value="CONSTANCE"/>CONSTANCE FLEMMING</persName> </hi>. I keep a florist's shop, 1, Thomas Street, Oxford Street—on 8th March, between four and five, the prisoner came in and asked for a "button-hole"—I supplied him with one; the price was sixpence—he gave me a crown piece—I put it in my pocket, where there was no other crown, nor did I put one in afterwards—in the evening, as. I went home, I paid it to a booking-clerk at the Swiss Cottage Railway Station—he broke it; these are the pieces (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—on March 17th, I had a flower stall at 90, New Bond Street, the Ladies' Tea Association—the prisoner came in about six o'clock, and asked for a "button-hole"—the price was ninepence—he offered me either a sovereign or a half-sovereign,—I felt rather suspicious, and said I had not change—he then gave me a crown piece—I called Miss Dennis, a waitress, and asked her to give me change for it, and out of the change she brought I gave prisoner his change, and he left—two or three minutes afterwards I saw the coin in</p>
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<p>the office, and Miss Lambert took it to the bank—on her return I asked her to give it to me if it was bad, and she handed me the same coin broken—I was not quite sure when I saw him on the 17th that he was the man who passed the bad crown to me on the 8th, but I thought he was—on the following Thursday I picked him out at the Police-station from twelve or fourteen others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> There might have been only eight men when I picked you out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-56" type="given" value="GERTRUDE MAUD"/>GERTRUDE MAUD DENNIS</persName> </hi>. On March 17th, I was at the Ladies' Tea Association, 90, New Bond Street—Miss Flemming handed me a crown piece, and I handed it to Miss Anderson—it was afterwards sent to the bank, and brought back and given back to her.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-57" type="given" value="ANNIE MARIE"/>ANNIE MARIE LAMBERT</persName> </hi>. On 17th March, Miss Flemming handed me a crown piece, and I took it with other money to Messrs. Kings' Bank, Pall Mall, and paid it to the cashier—he bent it and gave it back to me—it was so bent that it broke in my hand—I took the pieces back and put them on the office table in a sealed envelope, and they remained there till Miss Flemming took them.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). On March 22nd Miss Flemming attended at the Police-court, and the prisoner was placed with eight other men—she immediately identified him—he said nothing—he was charged and made no reply—she handed some of the pieces to me (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. Some of the men resembled the prisoner very much; none of them spoke—I do not know whether any of them were foreigners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-59" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BURDEN</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to Mr. Standish, a bootmaker of a street in Portman Square—on March 19th, about 3.45, the prisoner came and asked what I should charge for making a pair of boots—he decided to come again, and then asked for a pair of laces, price twopence—I gave them to him, and he gave me a crown piece—I gave him a four-shilling piece, a sixpence, and fourpence—after he left I took up the crown from the desk and put it in the cash-box—I looked at it, tried it, and bent it with a pair of pincers—I went out, and about five minutes afterwards I saw the prisoner, with another man, outside Baker Street Railway Station—I communicated with a constable, and we followed them to Upper Baker Street—he turned round and saw the policeman, who was in uniform, and ran away—we followed—he was stopped, and I gave him in charge.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-60" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JOHNSON</persName> </hi> (101
<hi rend="italic">D.</hi>) On March 19th Burden pointed out the prisoner to me, and we followed him—he ran away—I caught him—he said he knew nothing about it—when he was charged he said he did not know it was a bad crown piece—I found on him a half-sovereign, three shillings, and ten pence, all good, a pair of bootlaces, and a pocket-knife—he gave his address—I went there the same night, and found eight pairs of new laces, a sheet of plain tissue paper, and an envelope.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Burden was two yards behind me when I arrested you, and when you began to run.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these three crowns are counterfeit, and the one uttered to Mr. Burden and the one uttered to Miss Flemming on the 17th are from the same mould—they are not well in made, but the third is batter made.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statements before the Magistrate</hi>: "I never bought any flowers at the shop; it is all a mistake."
<hi rend="italic">And in Burden's case</hi>: "I did not know it was a bad piece; I took it at Kew Gardens on Sunday, in change for a sovereign."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that the took one of the coins at Kew Gardens, and contended that it was not likely he should know it was bad, as Mr. Burden did not. He denied the other two utterings, and stated that the ran away because a man who had asked him to buy a diamond ring was following him.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the uttering on March</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JULIAN DE ST. ARNAUD</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940402-350-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-350-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an order for £25, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-63" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-63" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE HEILMAN</persName> </hi>. I am married, and keep a boarding-house at 21, Montague Street, Russell Square—my husband is in America—in 1892 the prisoner took a room at 19s. a week, and was to pay monthly for his food—he did so for six or seven months, and then said that he used to have a registered letter every month from his uncle in Paris, and his letters were stopped, but his uncle would send it in time—when he left I rendered him this bill. (
<hi rend="italic">For £13 15s.</hi>)—I had also lent him £5, which made a total of £18 15s. 9 1/2 d.;—a fortnight before he left he gave me a cheque for £25, and said his uncle was very ill, he thought he was dying, and he was going, but he would pay me before he went; that a lady of title gave him the cheque for £25, but he was too late to cash it, and asked me to lend him £5 on it, and send the rest to Paris to the address he gave—I said I could not do that without consulting my husband, but I gave him the £5 and took the cheque—he did not go till next day, Sunday, and the first thing on Monday morning I received this post-card in his writing: "Victoria Station, Sunday night. My dear Mrs. Heilman—I have just had a very great surprise, which gives me pain beyond measure. I have just met Lady A. at the station, who is in a frantic state, and asked me not to present the cheque at the bank, as there was not enough to meet it. I will send you a cheque for £20 from Paris."
<hi rend="italic">Not signed</hi>—my husband presented the cheque—I received this letter from the prisoner from Paris. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated Paris, November</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">stating that lie had just recovered from a serious illness which rendered it impossible for him to write; that lie found his uncle's illness was a ruse to induce him to return to Paris, who had turned him away without a penny, but he would send, the money as soon as he was able</hi>)—I next saw him on March 10th in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You may have suggested that you owed me for two months, but not for four months—the cheque did not look like your writing, but I did not look at it—I gave it to my husband, and did not see it afterwards, as I was laid up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-64" type="surname" value="GRANT"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-64" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER GRANT</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Hickey and Co., bankers, of Waterloo Place—the prisoner had an account there for a short time; it was closed in 1891, and was overdrawn to a considerable extent—this cheque is taken out of his cheque-book, and the body, the signa
<lb/>ture, and the endorsement are all in his writing, slightly disguised; we never had any account in the name of Anson.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am the manager, and am well accustomed to writing, but I am not an expert—anyone would know your writing who had seen it before by the thick strokes—here are some of your cheques (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—the cheque was returned, marked "No account," and the person went away—I never paid a false or forged cheque—I should not be likely to mistake the cheque of a person who is not a customer for that of a person who is.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-65" type="surname" value="NICHOLLS"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-65" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED NICHOLLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E</hi>). On March 10th I was called to 21, Montague Street, and saw the prisoner there—I told him I was a police sergeant, and held a warrant for his arrest for uttering a worthless cheque, and obtaining £5; I read the warrant to him—he said, "I am the man"—on the way to the station he said, "When I asked them to cash the cheque I thought it would be met, but when at Dieppe I asserted that the cheque would not be met"—I was present on December 22nd, when the information was sworn—I informed the authorities of Scotland Yard of the result of my inquiries.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that although the cheque came from his cheque-book, and the indorsement was his, the filling up and the signature were not his. That he met a lady of title who owed him money, and also took him to the Cafe Monico, where she filled up one of his cheques at his request, payable to tier order, but in a fictitious name; that he borrowed £5 on it of his landlady, who promised to send him the balance to Paris, but that when he was starting, the lady met him at Victoria Station, and said that she had been disappointed in getting the money, and that lie then wrote the post-card and went to Dieppe, where he saw a gentleman, who told him his uncle was not ill, and he did not go to Paris.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-350-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18940402-350-punishment-19" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940402-350-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-350-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-350-18940402 t18940402-350-punishment-19"/>of uttering.—Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1894.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>351.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH THORPE</hi> (24)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def2-351-18940402" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES HESCOTT</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940402-351-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-351-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to a burglary In the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-351-offence-1 t18940402-name-68"/>Henry Friedmann</persName>, with intent to steal, and both to having been previously convicted.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THORPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18940402-351-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-351-18940402 t18940402-351-punishment-20"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HESCOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18940402-351-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-351-18940402 t18940402-351-punishment-21"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude, having still to serve his time under a sentence of three years' penal servitude</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>352.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WELLS</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940402-352-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-352-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/>, Feloniously taking
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-70" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-70" type="surname" value="HAYDEN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-352-offence-1 t18940402-name-70"/>Elizabeth Hayden</persName>, a girl under the age of sixteen, out of the possession of her father, with intent to carnally know her.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. B. O'CONNOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">There being no legal evidence of the age of the girl, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18940402-352-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940402-352-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-352-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>353.
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<interp inst="def1-353-18940402" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-353-18940402" type="age" value="16"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WILLIAMS</hi> (16)</persName>
<rs id="t18940402-353-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940402-353-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-353-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/>, Unlawfully assaulting
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-72" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-353-offence-1 t18940402-name-72"/>Annie Stonestreet</persName>, with intent to ravish.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, with attempting the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18940402-353-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940402-353-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-353-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>354.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY JOHN STEVENS</hi> (40)</persName>
<rs id="t18940402-354-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940402-354-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-354-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing forty-nine taps and three spanners, of
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-74" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-354-offence-1 t18940402-name-74"/>Henry Allcard</persName> and another.
<hi rend="italic">Second County</hi> for receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURROWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-75" type="surname" value="LAWLER"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-75" type="given" value="JAMES EDWARD"/>JAMES EDWARD LAWLER</persName> </hi>. I am agent to Mr. Allcard, of Sheffield—I carry on business at 36, Lime Street, City—these spanners and engineers' taps (
<hi rend="italic">poduced</hi>) are the property of Mr. Allcard—I identify them mostly by the name stamped upon them," Easterbrook, Allcard and Shepherd"—I had missed these things for some time past—the prisoner was in the employment of Mr. Spear, to whom I had sublet a portion of the premises at Lime Street—in order to get into those premises of Mr. Spear's the prisoner would have to pass through my office; these things were kept in a storeroom—on 14th March Mr. Spear brought these spanners and taps to me—the prisoner was not present at that time—he was afterwards present when I identified them—I then said to him, "What is the meaning of this, Harry?"—he hesitated, and after a minute he said, "It is no good denying it, Mr. Lawler, I took them; for God's sake give me a chance"—I sent for a constable, and gave him in charge—I believe the constable was at the door at the moment, and would hear what passed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I have missed tools for the last nine months; these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are part of those I missed; they had been in my stock—I was first acquainted with the fact that they were stolen when Mr. Spear brought them to me—I had not had any previous communica
<lb/>tion from the witness Hampton, or from his friend Brookbank—I have known you nearly four years—I had every confidence in you—I can swear that these articles must have been stolen before Christmas—I took stock at that time—you were constantly at Mr. gear's place—I know you were there every Saturday to receive your wages.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-76" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-76" type="given" value="MUARRAY HINCKLEY"/>MUARRAY HINCKLEY SPEAR</persName> </hi>. I am a mechanical engineer, of 36, Lime Street—I act as liquidator of the Patent Lock Sash Factory at Dalston—the prisoner was in my employment, with his son and a person named Sansom—on 14th March, in consequence of information, I went to the works at Dalston, and looking under the casting machine there was a hole—I reached my hand in, and felt a parcel done up in newspaper—I took it out, and laid it on a bench, and a person in my employ opened it while I went to a desk, in which I found six or eight of these taps—I took them up and put all the tools together, and came away from the factory, locking it up—I sent the prisoner to Millwall—on his return to the office I called in Mr. Lawler, and said to the prisoner, "Harry, how can you account for these taps?"—after looking at them a minute he said, "It is no use my telling lies, I stole them"—the prisoner came to, the office for the purpose of taking instructions from me, to take messages and clean up tools—in doing so he would not have to pass the place where these tools were kept—he would only have to go where he was sent—I have a right to use the cellar where Mr. Lawler keeps things, but the prisoner would not go there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> These tools are not in complete sets—they are kept in sets; but in putting a hand in you could only take out what you could reach—I had a communication about these things from a person, not from Brookbank—the desk in which these taps were found is a place</p>
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<p>where you kept your books; anybody had access to it, they were not hidden—those under the engine were hidden.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-77" type="surname" value="BURNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURNETT</persName> </hi> (749
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I was called and took the prisoner into custody—I heard him say "It's no use my denying it; I am very sorry. I hope you won't prosecute me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-78" type="given" value="ARTHUR ERNEST"/>ARTHUR ERNEST HAMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am a mechanic, employed by Mr. Spear at Lime Street and at Dalston—about a fortnight previous to 15th March, I was at the works at Dalston, and saw the prisoner standing by the engine—he aroused my suspicion by his glancing over to where I was, looking rather suspiciously—after he had gone out, I went to see what there was under the engine, and then I found these spanners—I first told my sister about this in confidence, and then I told Mr. Brookbank, a friend of mine, and Mr. Spear heard of it from him—these spanners were in a dark place under the engine—I was friendly with the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been working there since about the 4th or 5th December—I had never looked at this place under the engine until the day I saw you standing there—I used to have to go to the engine to oil it—the glance you gave me was as much as to say "He is looking"—I did not tell Mr. Spear about this; I told somebody else, so as to let them tell him—I know Dan, the engineer—I was not anxious to steal his tools—I did have a file of his—it was left about, and I took it—I used it, and I sent one back for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, denied having stolen the tools, and also denied having made any confession of his guilt.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-354-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>355.
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<interp inst="t18940402-355-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, feloniously marrying
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOME</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-81" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BEX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective G</hi>). On 5th March the prisoner was given into my custody by Robert Henry Aldridge, and I charged her with going through a form of marriage with Aldridge, her husband being alive, and she said she had received a letter saying her husband had died in Brighton Hospital, but she had her suspicions about it, and told Aldridge about it at the time—when charged at the station she said, "He knew it as well as I did myself."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made inquiries about the prisoner—she bears a good character—she is an earnest worker in a temperance lodge—I have not made inquiries about Aldridge; I don't know if he is a confirmed drunkard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I produce copies of the certificates of the two marriages. (
<hi rend="italic">The first was a certificate of a marriage between William Terry, bachelor, and Mary Jane Simkins, spinster, at Sussex Street Baptist Chapel, Brighton, on 26th September</hi>, 1880;
<hi rend="italic">and the second was the certificate of a marriage between Robert Henry Aldridge, widower, and Mary Jane Terry, widow, at the parish church, Camden Town, on</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st July</hi>, 1892.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-82" type="surname" value="RANDALL"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RANDALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Harrington Street, Hove, and am a bootmaker—I was present at the marriage of the prisoner to William Terry, at Sussex Street Chapel, Brighton, in September, 1880—I signed the register—they lived together for about ten years, I think, up to about 1890—then he left her and went to America—he came back about six months afterwards—I last saw him Saturday three weeks, the 10th March</p>
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<p>—I do not say he deserted his wife; he left her unprovided for, I believe.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know about Terry's habits; I know he had a violent temper—he was a retired seaman—he returned from America about August, 1890—I never heard that he sent his wife any money to support herself—I don't know anything about Aldridge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-83" type="surname" value="ALDRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-83" type="given" value="ROBERT HENRY"/>ROBERT HENRY ALDRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a coal porter, and live at 3, Haver
<lb/>stock Street, Chalk Farm—on 31st July, 1892, I went through a form of marriage with the prisoner at the Parish Church, Camden Town—she told me she had been married twice previously, and that her second husband was killed in a stone quarry in America.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She might have told me she received an anonymous letter saying her husband had been killed in a stone quarry, but that she had also received another anonymous letter saying that he had died in England—when I went through the ceremony with her I was lodging with her—I cannot say I pressed her to marry me; on the contrary. I wrote her a letter telling her to keep away from me, and I even introduced my cousin as my wife for her to keep away—I lived in the same house with her and her grown-up daughter—I did not beg her in her daughter's presence to marry me—I first found out on or about 19th August that her husband was living—I was ignorant of the law, and did not know the marriage was void—I could not find her after that—I did not know her address, and have not found it out yet—I was never married before; I described myself as a widower at her request, as she was a widow—after she left me I addressed letters to her to "Mrs. Terry, 62, Crowndale Road"; that was her daughter's address—I put "Private' across the corner—I wrote this letter because she was detaining my clothes. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter advised her to meet him to-morrow, as if not he might get a sum
<lb/>mons against her, and it might be very awkward for her to explain where die got the trousers, which she had no right to keep, and it might get some of her Good Templar friends into trouble</hi>)—I did not mean to blackmail her; I wanted her to return my property—she had a pair of my trousers, two or three shirts, and other things—I left her because we were unable to agree, and I allowed her 6s. a week—I would not have done so had I known her husband was alive—before I married her she told me she honestly believed her husband was dead—after I found her husband was alive I wrote to her, "Will you intimate to me what time will be convenient, and what place to sign certain papers"—I wanted her to sign a paper to the effect that she had a husband alive, and that I was free—she would have signed that, but she would not sign a clause I wanted, that she would keep away from another man she was going about with—I said if she signed that, she should go free; I would not prosecute her—I wrote and told her if she returned a ring and presents I had given her it would save her a lot of trouble—I was ignorant of the law—her name has been linked with another man, and I have seen them together repeatedly—I did not tell the Magistrate that she had deserted me when I lost my work through the coal strike, and that she took with her another man and nearly all my earthly possessions; I cannot conceive how that got into the newspaper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "Aldridge did tell me</p>
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<p>he had been a married man when I married him; he always told me if I gave him up what he asked me for he would not take proceedings against me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's daughter deposed to her good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was allowed to make a statement to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">before</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOME</hi>
<hi rend="italic">addressed them. She stated that she really and truly believed herself to be a widow when site married Aldridge.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES DALY</hi> </persName> (19,) and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-356-offence-1 t18940402-name-86"/>Ernest Simmonds</persName>, and steal
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to pre
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">COSGROVE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-356-18940402 t18940402-356-punishment-24"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>357.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY DARBY</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940402-357-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-357-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering an endorsement on an order for £5 2s. 6d., having been convicted of obtaining property by false pretences in September, 1893, at this Court.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18940402-357-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-357-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18940402-357-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-357-18940402 t18940402-357-punishment-25"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>358.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH HOLLAND*</hi>* (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940402-358-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-358-offence-1 t18940402-name-89"/>Ida Edith Ablett</persName>, her mistress; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18940402-358-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-358-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>to stealing a watch and other articles and 15s., the property of
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-90" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-90" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-358-offence-2 t18940402-name-90"/>Thomas Clarke</persName>, her master; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18940402-358-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-358-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>to stealing three watches and other articles and £9 9s. 10 1/2 d., the property of
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-91" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-358-offence-3 t18940402-name-91"/>Arthur East</persName>, her master; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18940402-358-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-358-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>to stealing a watch and other articles and £20, the property of
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-92" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-92" type="surname" value="HOLLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-92" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-358-offence-4 t18940402-name-92"/>Amelia Holland</persName>, her mistress, and to a previous conviction of felony at Westminster in April, 1890, in the name of Blanche Tapscott.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18940402-358-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-358-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-358-18940402 t18940402-358-punishment-26"/>Four Years' Penal Servi
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1894.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>360.
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<interp inst="t18940402-360-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-360-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/>, to wilful and corrupt perjury before Loveland Loveland, Esq.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18940402-360-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-360-18940402 t18940402-360-punishment-28"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18940402-361-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a scarf-pin, the property of
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PIGGOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-98" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY COX</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Messrs. Benson, jewellers, of Ludgate Hill—on February 17th, between three and four o'clock, the prisoner came in and asked to see some diamond horseshoe pins about £8 or £10—I produced two trays of pins; there was not one there he liked—he wanted one like his father bought some years ago with four stones on one side and three on the other—I said I could make one for him—I left him, to speak to another assistant, and he said, "Very well, I will leave you the order"—the other assistant came up with the loose stones, and he said that they would do—I asked if he would leave a deposit—he said, "Yes," and gave me 5s. in the name of Mitchell, 18, Russell Square—after he left we missed a diamond cluster from the same tray—</p>
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<p>I have no doubt the prisoner is the man—I picked him out from about a dozen on March 14th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen him before—the shop has the electric light—this was well down the left side as you go in—loose diamonds are kept in a drawer in the diamond counter, and Mr. Webb was standing there—the man's side face was towards Mr. Webb—I gave a description of him to the police, and so did Mr. Webb; he and I had talked it over—I went to Bridewell on the 13th, and was there ten minutes before Mr. Webb came—I went into the room first and saw some men in the middle of the room wearing their hats, and the moment I saw the prisoner I said, "That is him"—some of the men had whiskers, and some beards—there was no hair on the customer's face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had a good opportunity of seeing the prisoner, and there was a good light to see him by, and I have not the slightest doubt he is the man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-99" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to James Benson, a jeweller, of Ludgate Hill—on February 17th the prisoner came in—I was engaged with some other customers, after which I showed him some loose stones—he said that some were larger than others—I said that I would pick them out the same size—his hurried manner aroused my suspicion—he was leaving the shop, and the other assistant called him back, and said he would give him a receipt for the deposit—while he was doing so I had a good opportunity of seeing him—he was there a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—while the assistant was making out the receipt, I picked up one of the trays, and missed a diamond cluster pin, value £31—I have not the least doubt that the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I put him down as twenty years old—I am not a judge of height—he had no hair on his face—I saw a dozen people at Bridewell Station—some of them had beards, some moustachios, some were a good deal over twenty—I walked up to the prisoner and touched him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-100" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BRYANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I took the prisoner purchasing something in a jeweller's shop on Ludgate Hill—I said, "I am a police officer, will you kindly tell me your name?"—he said, "Henry Hickson"—I asked his address; he said Baldwin's Place, Gray's Inn Road, and that he was a tailor, employed by his father—I said, "I am going to take you for stealing a diamond scarf-pin on the 17th of last month from Benson's—he said, "Where is Benson's?"—I said, "Lower down"—he was taken to Bridewell, and Cox and Webb picked him out from twelve others—I found on him six sovereigns and a silver pencil
<lb/>case, which he had bought—some of the others were young men, and some had moustachios and beards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I kept him at the station about an hour before he was identified, while I was trying to get persons from the streets to place with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-361-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHERWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-103" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TADMAN</persName> </hi>. I am' an undertaker and jobmaster, of 422, Cable Street, Shad well—on August 29th, at 8.45 p.m., I was near the railway arch in Johnson Street, and saw five men—the prisoner was one of them—I have known him a long while, and have drank with him, and you tried Gardner and gave him five years; he wanted me to be bail for him—I had a gold lever watch, value £20, and a big Albert chain, and one of them, Gardner, said, "Give me this; if you don't, I will murder you"—I got knocked on my hands and knees by a man named
<hi rend="italic">Soldier</hi>, and kicked—I let go and they ran away—I called "Stop thief!" and when I got into the next street they knocked me down again, and the prisoner kicked me and broke my arm in two places—I halloaed "Stop thief"—I went to the London Hospital, and they told me I should have to have my arm taken off—I was an in-patient about a fortnight, and two portions of bone were removed—I cannot use my arm now; I cannot bend it—I con
<lb/>tinued an out-patient three months—there was a lamp—I have not seen my watch since—on October 5th, about ten a.m., my wife was driving me in the Mile End Road, and I saw the prisoner and said, "That is the man I want"—he went up one street and down another, and when he got to Jack's Hill, where a lot of bad characters live, he gave a parcel to someone and ran away, and I lost sight of him—I saw him again in the Commercial Road, and not again till I saw him at Dalston Station about six weeks ago with about twenty others, and I identified him—I said, "You know me, Joe"—he looked at me and said nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mrs. Le Fevre was with me when I was robbed; I had been with her about a quarter of an hour—I never go to the George Public-house—I gave evidence against Gardner on November 15th—I never said, "I did not get to the George till ten minutes to nine. I did not go into the George; I am not a teetotaler. I had two-pennywort of whisky with Mrs. Le Fevre"—if I stated that, and it was taken down by the shorthand writer and printed in the Sessions Paper, it was a mistake—Gardner ran away into Thursby's arms—there was a witness who lives at Dr. Bernardo's who saw a man running—Mrs. Le Fevre is not here, nor is Henry James Thursby or Ann Newdrop—Johnson Street, where I was robbed, is a very lonely street, all private houses, and the only light was from the lamp—I should have had all the men that night if I could have got out of the hospital—I know Gardner's brother—I was asked to be bail for him, but I refused—that was at the Mansion House—it came here, and I saw Gardner in a public-house outside this Court—I did not mention when Gardner was tried that one of the men was George Elliott—that is not the prisoner's right name—his wife told me his right name—I saw her yesterday—when he was in custody I had told the police that I knew him by sight, and they placed him with nineteen strangers—I did not know anything about them—I am quite sure the prisoner is one of the men who robbed me—I am quite sure he kicked my arm and broke it in two places—when I was attacked I ran after my watch, and lost sight of Mrs. Le Fevre.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was in the habit of seeing the men at a beershop, and that is where they
<hi rend="italic">spotted</hi> my watch—the Gardners were there, and</p>
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<p>another one who has got fifteen months—I was in the habit of seeing Gardner—I buried his father-in-law.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Between August 9th and the time the prisoner was taken, excepting the time he ran away, I could never find him in any of the places where I used to see him; he left all those places.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEMP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was present when Tadman identified the prisoner—he picked him out from ten or twelve others—he touched him and said, "That is the man."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I can produce plenty of witnesses to prove where I was that night."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-108" type="given" value="LILIAN"/>LILIAN WATERHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—this umbrella is mine; I left it in the bar parlour when I went to bed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-109" type="given" value="LUCY LILIAN"/>LUCY LILIAN NELSON</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 3, Trafalgar Square, Stepney—I know the prisoner by the names of Dan Sharpe and George Elliott, and I know his brother Herbert Sharpe—the prisoner brought me the umbrella with a white handle, and asked me to pledge it—I pledged it at Ashbridge's, the pawnbroker's, for 2s., and gave the prisoner the money, who was waiting outside the shop—I saw him carrying this walking stick three or four days before—he had not got it with him when he came on the 23rd—I got the other umbrella from his brother on the 26th as a present, and afterwards pawned it, and told the prisoner so—he said, "If anyone says anything to you say it was Bertie, and not me; if they take me I shall say it was Bertie who did the robbery"—I said before the Magistrate, "Bertie," meaning his brother, "gave them to me"—I did not know they were stolen—the prisoner knew me as Lily.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was the first time I saw them—I have been parted from my husband six years—I lived with Bertie some time after this, but when they came with the umbrellas I had only just known them,—I was never asked to pawn jewellery—I do not know a man whose familiar name is Dad, or Dan—I was in a case at Reading where some stolen property was pawned—I pawned a ring, I did not know it was stolen—I gave evidence—it is not true that the umbrellas were given me by someone else to pawn—Best was tried at Reading about two months Ago—when Kemp came to me and said he had traced the umbrellas to me, that was a long time after the ring—I did not know the umbrellas were come by dishonestly—I pledged them in the name of Rogers, my mother's name.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-110" type="given" value="LEWIS HERBERT"/>LEWIS HERBERT TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Ashbridge, a pawn
<lb/>broker—I produce an umbrella pawned by a young woman named Clark—I recognise the witness as a customer, but I do not know whether she pledged it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-111" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEMP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant J</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on February 12th—as soon as I seized him he said, "What is this for?"—I said, "I am a constable, and am going to take you for a burglary at the Bedford Hotel"—he said, "Who has put me away? A thousand to one, Mill has."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-363-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> **†
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of burglary in the name of George Norris in July, 1890.—
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<interp inst="t18940402-363-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-363-18940402 t18940402-363-punishment-31"/>Twenty Strokes with the Cat on the First Indictment</rs> , and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-363-18940402 t18940402-363-punishment-32"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs> on the Second Indictment, to run concurrently.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-114" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-114" type="given" value="MARY JANE"/>MARY JANE NORTHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">In custody</hi>). I lived with the prisoner at 2, Dorset Street, Spitalfields—on March 27th he came home at four a.m. very drunk—he had been drinking for a fortnight, and I think he was out of his mind—he did not know what he was about; he hurt me with a knife on my hands, and very slightly on my leg—it bled—I stayed in the room—I met Holloway outside the door about a quarter of an hour afterwards—I hope you will make it as light as you can for the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-115" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On March 27th I was on duty in Dorset Street, and met the last witness about 5.30, bleeding from her hand—she said she would charge her husband with stabbing her—I went to her room and found the prisoner; he was not drunk, but he may have been drinking over night, and got over the effects of it—I found in the back room two knives stained with blood on the mantelpiece—his nose and hand were scratched with, I think, a finger nail.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-116" type="given" value="GEORGE BAXTER"/>GEORGE BAXTER PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of Commercial Street Station—I examined Northam—she had a cut on the palm of her hand reaching to the back, and exposing the bone; it had bled very much—one of these knives would do it if used with violence—she also had a slight wound on her leg three inches long, but only about skin deep—the prisoner had a clean cut across his nose, and on the corner of it, which seemed to have been done by a finger nail, because it was scooped out at the bottom—that is consistent with the fact of his attack
<lb/>ing her with a knife, and she defending herself by scratching his face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I do not remember anything of it; I was intoxicated four hours before she tried to stab me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I was very much intoxicated; I have no recollec
<lb/>tion of it. She is a very violent woman, and I tried to defend myself when she attacked me. I would not have hurt a hair of her head if I had been sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-364-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-364-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY of unlawfully wounding.—</rs> </hi> *
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Kennedy.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-119" type="given" value="FRANCES ELIZA"/>FRANCES ELIZA EATON</persName> </hi>. I am a married woman; I have been living apart from my husband four or five years—I have known the prisoner about eighteen months—I made his acquaintance when we were in the same employment, at the King's Head Public-house, in Brewer Street, Piccadilly—he was a billiard marker there—we both left there together about ten months ago—I went and lived at 11, Alfred Place, with the prisoner, in the name of Collins—after leaving the situation in Brewer Street I got another situation at the Old King's Head, at the corner of Hampstead Road, on 5th March—I stayed there about six months—after that I took up my abode at 11, Alfred Place—I did not live with him there, but he visited me there—I was there four weeks; up to 13th March—he knew I was married—he did not approve of my going into the bar at the King's Head—he remained in his employment an a billiard marker in Brewer Street—he has been in the same situation seventeen years, and has a very good character, very much respected by everyone—on Saturday, 3rd March, I was spending the evening with friends, and did not get home till about one, or soon after—at that time I was living by myself—someone walked home with me that night—when I got to the house I saw the prisoner at the door—he asked me who I had been with, and I told him—he said if he had seen us he would have gone for the two of us—on Tuesday morning, the 6th, the prisoner came into the bar at the Bull's Head—he said I was looking very bad, and he was very sorry, and he told me he was awfully fond of me, and said he would never hurt me—he asked me if Arthur had been to see me—I said "No" (Arthur is the gentleman who had walked home with me)—he stayed about an hour on that occasion—he had a brandy and soda—he then left the bar; he bade me good-bye, and said he should not return—he left from about half-past ten to eleven—after dinner, about half-past two or a quarter to three, on going into the bar, I saw the prisoner in front of the bar speaking to two customers; I don't know who they were; I was attending to my work—after the two persons left the prisoner came up to the counter in front of where I was, and he placed a revolver on the counter, and momently it went off—I think the revolver came from his pocket, but I am not sure—it did come from his right-hand pocket, I suppose—the revolver was pointed past me; I don't think the bullet would have struck me; I could not exactly say the direction of it, it was towards me—he said, "Look"—I don't know if he intended to show it me or not—I said, "Oh! Charlie, don't do anything rash"—as I said that I felt a ringing in my ears—I put my hands up to my head, and the bullet went through my shoulder—as soon as the report took place my master, Mr. Thompson, came into the bar—the prisoner said, "It is all right, I don't want to hurt anyone"—I said, "Why did you do it?"—he said, "I could not help it, I love you so much"—at that time blood was coming from my wound—I don't know exactly what I said—of course, he was very kind to me—I put my hand to my shoulder, and saw blood on my hand—a constable came in, and the revolver was taken from him—I was taken to the hospital, and the</p>
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<p>bullet was extracted; I remained there two days—the prisoner was very fond of me, and was very jealous of this other man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew that he had been in one situation seventeen years—when this happened I was standing quite close to the counter, and quite close to the prisoner—the revolver went off and caught me in the arm—he had never been guilty of any violence to me—when he said he was going for the pair of us, it was nothing but a joke; he told me so afterwards—he was with me the whole of the succeeding day, until he had to go on duty—he left me about half-past five on the best of terms—only one shot was fired—he had time to fire another before the barman rushed in; but I don't think he meant to hurt me—he did not take aim at me; he only showed me the revolver—he had had four brandies and soda that day—he appeared perfectly sober at this time, but very excited; he is a very excitable man—I am perfectly recovered now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He did not see the gentleman who saw me home on the Saturday night—the prisoner is passionately fond of me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-120" type="given" value="TOM"/>TOM CULLY</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Bull's Head, in Oxford Street—on Tuesday, 6th March, about half-past two, I heard a report of firearms—I went into the private bar, and saw the prisoner in the act of placing the revolver into his left-hand pocket—the prosecutrix was behind the bar, holding her left hand up to her right shoulder—I saw blood on her fingers—she said, "Oh, Charlie, I never thought you would do this to me; you have got me out of two places, and now you have come to ruin me from this"—a constable was sent for, and he was handed over to him—I took the revolver from him; this is it; it was in his left-hand outside pocket, the same I had seen him put it into.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He let me take it without any resistance.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-121" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (179
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). I was called to the Bull's Head, and saw the prisoner there—he said, "It's all right, I done it"—I took him to the station—on the way he said, "It's all through love; I loved the woman, but she has been wrong to me, and I meant to do it"—he did not seem any the worse for drink, but very excited—this revolver was given to me when I took him—he was not searched till he got to Bow Street—I found on him forty-two pin-fire cartridges in a box.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He went quietly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-122" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RECORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant E</hi>). I was at Bow Street Police
<lb/>station when the prisoner was brought there—this revolver was handed to me—I examined it; it is a six-chambered revolver—four of the barrels were loaded; one contained a discharged cartridge, and one was empty—after seeing the woman in the hospital I returned and said to him, "You will be charged with attempting to murder Eliza Eaton, at the Bull's Head, Oxford Street, by shooting her through the right arm"—he said, "I did not want to hurt her, but I wanted to prevent her having any other man; I cannot help loving her; I would sooner have done it to the man than her"—the charge was entered and read over to him—he made no reply—next morning, at the Police-court, he said, "Is she dead?"—I said, "No, she is getting on all right"—he said, "I did not buy the revolver to shoot her, I bought it to shoot myself; but I wanted to see her before I died."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries about him; until now he has</p>
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<p>borne the character of a quiet, peaceable man—he has lived in one situa
<lb/>tion seventeen years.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-123" type="given" value="JOHN HERBERT"/>JOHN HERBERT WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital on 6th March when the prosecutrix was brought in—she was bleeding from a pistol wound about two inches below the point of the shoulder—the bullet had lodged at the back of the shoulder; it had passed through the muscle in front and lodged in the skin, and was found just beneath the skin at the back—I extracted it, together with a small portion of the dress which had been carried through with the bullet—she was detained at the hospital two days, and was then made an out
<lb/>patient, but she only came once—it was not a dangerous wound.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The course of the wound was straight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-124" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Baker, gunmaker, of 88, Fleet Street—on Tuesday, 6th March, about half-past twelve, I sold this revolver and a box of cartridges to the prisoner—I explained to him how to load it—the price was 7s. 6d.; the cartridges were 5s.—he appeared perfectly sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-367-offence-1 t18940402-name-128"/>Finlay Stewart</persName>, and stealing two pieces of tobacco and eight shillings, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prosecutor having gone to sea, did not appear.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-129" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN CAMPAGNE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Campagne, of 16, Station Place, Shadwell—on March 13th, about 10.30, I was in Station Place, and saw Stewart, a sailor, whom I knew by sight, and about ten men—the prisoner was one of them—he never hit him, but he was with those who did, and he put his hand in Stewart's pocket—Stewart did not seem drunk—the men ran away, and I ran and halloaed "Stop thief!"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You turned round to me, and said, "You have made a mistake"—I said, "I have made no mistake."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-130" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE UNDERWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Underwood, of 12, Station Place—I do not know Stewart, but on March 13th, about 10.10, I was in Station Place, and saw the prisoner and a man with a walking-stick knock a man down, and put his hand in his pocket—I gave an alarm—they walked to the top of a court, and then towards Cable Street, and two left the others and ran—the other four went to the Dock Road, and the prisoner and a man with a walking-stick walked some distance, and then ran—I followed them, but got exhausted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the man strike him with the stick, but</p>
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<p>I saw the man with the stick strike him and leave him on the ground—you said to Mary Ann Campagne, "You have made a mistake," and I said, "No, I have made no mistake."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-131" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE STARR</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Starr, of 24, Station Place—on March 13th, about 10.10, I was in Station Place and saw about a dozen men there—the prisoner was one of them—he was by the side of the man who put his hand in the sailor's pocket, but he did not do it—I did not see any money taken—I had seen the prisoner and the other man watching the sailor before that—the sailor was with a woman—the prisoner made signs to show which way the prosecutor had gone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were about a dozen of you at the top of the court—you did not put your hand in his pocket; you were by the side of the man who did it.</p>
<p>
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<lb/>cutor up I found two cakes of tobacco and a penny.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HUDSON</persName> </hi> (31
<hi rend="italic">HR</hi>). On March 13th, about 10.30, I was called to Station Place and saw a man lying insensible—I went into Dean Street and saw the prisoner running, and several men following him—I took him back to Station Place, and the three female witnesses identified him as one of the men—he said he had done nothing, and at the station he said, "I was passing Station Place, and heard a disturbance; I went to see what it was, and got a kick on the jaw."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were running away, and I called out "Stop him!" and you were stopped, and turned round—about twenty of them were following you—you did not ask what was the matter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Tine prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "The kicking on the jaw was done 300 yards from the place. I was knocked down, and was insensible; a dock constable picked me up."
<hi rend="italic">He repeated this statement in his defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of assault, with intent to rob. He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> **
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at the Thames Police-court on June 22nd, 1892.—
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-136" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN EDMUNDS</persName> </hi>. I was in the employ of Mr. Antony Coats, of 24, Mildmay Grove—I formerly knew the prisoner as Fanny Bartolomei—she has recently been living with Mr. Ricketts, and passing as Mrs. Ricketts—on February 26th I went to see her and Ricketts, and we went public-house at Kind's Cross—I was talking of my master and my place, and of his having cheques, and Ricketts told me to get one, and an old one, to copy—the prisoner was present, and could hear that, but she</p>
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<p>did not take much notice; we were standing close together, and there was nothing to prevent her hearing what he said—I took a cheque from my master's book in March, and got an old cheque and put them in an envelope—I got out that evening, and went to the prisoner's house, and said that I had posted a letter that day containing a cheque and an old one; she did not say anything, because she was in a fit, and had only just got over it—I did not get any answer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You and I did not talk about the cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-137" type="given" value="ANTONY"/>ANTONY COATS</persName> </hi>. I am a lace manufacturer, of Silver Street, and live at Mildmay Grove—Ellen Edmunds is in my service—my cheque-book was in a drawer, not locked—I afterwards found a cheque form had been torn out—I know nothing of the writing or of the prisoner—she was brought to my place, and gave her address 90, Judd Street, and spelt her name Ricketts, and said she found the cheque in an envelope in the street the previous evening.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-138" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-138" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR POWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the City Bank, Threadneedle Street—on March 7th a cheque for £2 12s. 6d., purporting to be signed by Mr. Coats, was presented—it is a clumsy imitation of Mr. Coats' signature—I asked her from whom she received it; she made no reply—I asked her to wait a minute, and spoke to the chief cashier—the word "cancelled" was on it, copied from an old cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-139" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-139" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE N. CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am chief cashier at the head office of the City Bank—on March 7th Mr. Powell brought me this cheque, and I asked the prisoner where she got it—she said from Mrs. Cook—I asked her for what purpose—she then said it was not given her by Mrs. Cook; she picked it up—I said, "You have got yourself into a very awkward position," and sent her round to Mrs. Cook.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not remember your saying, "By legal right; I picked it up."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-140" type="surname" value="BUTTERIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-140" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BUTTERIDGE</persName> </hi> (181
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On March 7th, about one p.m., the prisoner was given into my custody at Moor Lane Station—I took her to Bishopsgate Street Station—she was charged with uttering the cheque, and said, "I picked it up in an envelope on Tuesday evening; I did not know it was any good"—she gave her name, Frances Rickard, 90, Judd Street—she said at the station that she could neither read nor write.</p>
<p>----
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOLMES</hi>. I went to 90, Judd Street—the mother of the man the prisoner lived with occupied a workshop there—I was unable to find him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I did not know the cheque was stolen or forged; the man told me to take it to the bank. I asked him why; he said, "Never mind, you take it to the bank."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-369-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering. Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">believing it to have been done at the instigation of the man, and censuring Ellen Edmunds.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-369-18940402 t18940402-369-punishment-38"/>Two Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HUDSON</hi> (30)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-370-offence-1 t18940402-name-143"/>Martin Sepp</persName>, and stealing from his person 17s. 6d., his money.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MACKAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-144" type="surname" value="SEPP"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-144" type="given" value="MARTIN"/>MARTIN SEPP</persName> </hi>. I am a slipper maker, of 71, Ernest Street, Stepney—</p>
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<p>on March 29th, about eleven p.m., I was in a public-house in Stepney, and saw the prisoners there—I had seen them before—I gave them several drinks, and then said "I am going home"—I was a
<hi rend="italic">little on</hi>, and as I went out I was followed by two men—Buckley held me by my arms from behind, and put one hand on my mouth—they took 17s. 6d., which was all I had, and left me without a penny—they ran up the first turn
<lb/>ing—I could not catch them, and went back to the beer-shop and gave information—I saw Buckley next day outside the Bull and Mouth, and gave him into custody—he said, "I only did it for your goodness"—I saw Hudson next morning at the Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Buckley.</hi> The governor did not refuse to serve me; he refused to serve you and two others, because he thought you came in for a row—you took all the money I had, and 8s. was my wife's, and she and I have been out of work ever since—I came out with £2; I had spent the rest.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hudson.</hi> When I met you I did not say I had been fighting with some Germans—I did not take you to a house where I had been
<hi rend="italic">rowing</hi>—I did not go to the Mulberry Tree that night—I could not have been so very drunk, for I knew you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-145" type="surname" value="GILL"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective N</hi>). I took Hudson on March 31st in bed at a common lodging-house—I said I was going to take him in custody for being concerned with Buckley in stealing 17s. 6d.—he said, "I was with him, but I know nothing about it"—at the station he said he knew nothing about the robbery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-146" type="surname" value="KENDAL"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-146" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY KENDAL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi>). On March 31st I took Buckley—I was with Sepp, who said, "That is the one who held my arms at the back while the other took the money"—Buckley said, "I was with him last night, and tried to save him; he knows who
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it"—when charged he said, "The prosecutor knows the other man."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "They refused to serve him. He had a row with some Germans. He must know I could not hold him in the way he said."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hudson's defence.</hi> If I had committed this robbery I should not have gone home to bed, because I should be sure to be arrested. I went one way, and this man went another. We both live in one lodging-house, but I went a different way because I had to see a gentleman. I know nothing of the robbery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-370-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried in this Court this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Kennedy.</hi> </p>
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<p>371.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LUCY EMILY THOMPSON</hi> (42)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940402-371-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously sending to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-371-offence-1 t18940402-name-148"/>Cecil Quinton</persName> a letter, demanding money, with menaces.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character; and it was stated by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">who defended her, that in writing the letters she, acted entirely under the control of her husband.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-371-18940402 t18940402-371-punishment-39"/>Six Weeks' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>372.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES DOGGRELL</hi> (40)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940402-372-offence-1 t18940402-name-150"/>Ellen Doggrell</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BANCROFT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-151" type="surname" value="HUTT"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-151" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HUTT</persName> </hi>. I am a coalman, and live at Lower Place Farm, Willesden—I am the father of the deceased—she had been married to the prisoner about three years—they had no family—she lived with him at 10, Steel Road, Willesden—there was a little variance between them sometimes, and sometimes they were on good terms; sometimes they lived together, and sometimes not—I never saw her drunk; a little in liquor, but not drunk—the prisoner was fairly sober; sometimes he had a little too much—I last saw my daughter on 26th December, at my house; when I went in from work she was there—she spent the evening with us—she left my house alone—my wife accompanied her just to the door, and came back—that was about a quarter-past six—she was then sober; she had nothing to drink then except her tea—I did not see her again till I saw her at the mortuary on 29th December.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Junction Arms is about half-a-mile from my house; she would pass it in going home; it is in Acton Lane—she used to work at a laundry; for the last four or five weeks she was too ill to go there—she told me she was going to work next morning—I don't know what she was suffering from—she had been attending a hospital off and on for the last twelve months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-152" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-152" type="surname" value="HUTT"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-152" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN HUTT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness, and the mother of the deceased, Ellen Doggrell—she spent the evening with us on 26th December, the day after Christmas Day—I had seen the prisoner three weeks before—she left our house about half-past six by herself—she was quite sober; she had not had anything to drink then—she was not in very good spirits—she was talking—I had not seen her with her husband for months—I have never been to their house to see them together—I never visited them, and they never visited our house together—I have seen them shopping together, that's all—she was about thirty-five years of age.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-153" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-153" type="surname" value="GREGORY"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-153" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA GREGORY</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at 51, Disraeli Road, Willesden—I had known the deceased nine years, and the prisoner also—I frequently visited them—they quarrelled at times—on Tuesday, 26th December, she called on me about a quarter to seven, and stayed one hour in my room—I then went with her to the Junction Arms Public-house, and stayed there until closing time, eleven o'clock—there were other friends there, all drinking together—I left at eleven, leaving her there—she then appeared to be quite sober—I knew her well—the Junction Arms is in Acton Lane, about three minutes' walk from her house—coming from her father's house, she would have to pass my house to get to hers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have visited them when they were living together—they quarrelled sometimes, and then made it up—I had not seen any recent quarrels in their home—I did not know until she told me that the prisoner had left her three or four days before Christmas—I did not know</p>
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<p>that he was suffering from influenza, and afterwards from typhoid fever—at a quarter to ten on this night, in the public-house, I saw her standing by herself in a corner, and crying—her friends were in another compart
<lb/>ment—she was very low-spirited; she said she felt too ill to work—I know that she attended a hospital—she said she was suffering from a tumour in the womb, and in consequence of that could not do her laundry work—she had no family—she told me that she would not have her husband again, and if ever he came near her she would die for him—she was strange in her manner on this occasion; I mean she looked strange, different from what she usually did—I noticed a difference in her appearance; she appeared despondent and very low down—she took one glass of stout, that was all she had in my presence—she was in and out of the compartment when I was talking to other people.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There were about sixteen or eighteen of us, friends of our party, drinking together on and off, and at some time in the evening we were dancing and singing—the deceased was taking part in it—that would be about ten o'clock when she commenced to sing and dance, after I fetched her from the compartment where she was crying—from ten to eleven she was in very good spirits—when she said this about her husband she said he had left his work, and spent his money, and gone to his mother's at 10, Steel Road, and she would not have him home again—the last time I knew her at work was three weeks before her death.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-154" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-154" type="surname" value="DOGGRELL"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-154" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE DOGGRELL</persName> </hi>. I now live at 10, Steel Road, Willesden—on 26th December I was living at No. 11, next door to where the prisoner lived with his mother—I am married to his brother—the prisoner and his wife had lived together at No. 10 between eleven and twelve months, in one room—they were both in the habit of coming in to see us at No. 11—the prisoner had been to our place a few days before the 26th, since the Thursday before; I mean he was lodging in our house—during that time I saw his wife once, at the back of her house—as far as I saw they were not together during that time—on the Thursday the prisoner knocked at the door, and asked mother if she would let him in—she asked what he wanted there, and he said his wife had locked him out—on the evening of the 26th I was at the Junction Arms—I saw the deceased and Mrs. Gregory there—I took part in the dancing and singing—I came away before eleven—I left the deceased there—she seemed merry there, once or twice, singing and dancing—sometimes she would cry, once and again—I saw her cry—when I left she had had drink—about half-past six that evening the prisoner came to No. 11, and asked me where Nell was—I told him I did not know.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Until the deceased began to drink she was in very low spirits—when she had drink she began to dance and sing with the rest of us—when the prisoner stopped at our house four or five days he complained of a cold all over him—I did not know that he was suffering from influenza; he complained that he was too ill to go to work.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-155" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-155" type="surname" value="BELL"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-155" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA BELL</persName> </hi>. I am ten years old—I live at No. 10, Steel Road—the day after Christmas Day the prisoner came there in the evening; I saw him go to his room—he burst the door open; I heard him do it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-156" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BELL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Bell—on 26th December last I was living at 10, Steel Road—we rented the whole house and let the back room ground floor to the prisoner and his wife; I slept in the front room</p>
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<p>—I never heard any quarrelling, or anything between them before that night—I came home between seven and eight, and found the door of the prisoner's room burst open—I went to the door and looked in; the prisoner was there, in bed; I could only see his head—I told him I did not thank him for waking my children up—he said, "Me, Mrs. Bell?"—I said, "Yes, you"—that was all that was said at that time—I went away and pushed the front door to, and as I was coming back he came to the door with his trousers and shirt on, and said, "If I woke your children up, I beg your pardon, Mrs. Bell"—he seemed as usual; I could not see any difference in him to what he was at other times; he seemed sober—about eight I went to the Junction Arms, and stayed there till eleven—I saw the deceased there; I was not in her company—I got home about a quarter past eleven—I heard her in her room when I got home—I went straight up into the kitchen, which is upstairs—as I was going up I heard the smash of crockery, and I heard the prisoner say, "Nell, why don't you be quiet?"—it seamed to be two pieces of crockery broken, one after theother—I took no more notice, but went to bed and fell asleep—about ten minutes to five a knock came to my bedroom door, and the prisoner said, "Half a minute, Mrs. Bell"—I said, "All right"—I got out of bed and slipped on my clothes, and went upstairs to the prisoner's door—it was about five minutes after he knocked at my door when I got to his room door—it was open—when I got in I found him lying on the floor inside the door—his head was towards the fireplace and his feet towards the door—he said to me, "Nell has cut her throat, and I have cut mine"—I saw that his throat was cut—as I looked over him, I saw the deceased lying alongside the fireplace—there was a lamp alight in the room—the same lamp was there alight at half-past seven or eight—the prisoner asked me for some water—I gave it to him—I called the prisoner's brother, and then the police came—on following the doctor and the in
<lb/>spector I saw spots of blood on the stairs, on the left-hand side going up, more in the middle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left the Junction Arms after eleven, after the turn oat—the deceased must have left before me—the first thing I heard when I got in was the crockery smashed—I did not hear her begin to curse and swear at him—if I said so before the Coroner it was a mistake; I don't remember saying it—after he said, "Nell, be quiet," I heard no more—the bed in the prisoner's room was a flock bed, and a mattress under
<lb/>neath.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-157" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HIGGINS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, and live at Rose Villas, Steel Road—on 26th December I and my wife were staying at No. 10, in the front room upstairs—I knew the prisoner and his wife all the time they were there—I went to bed that night at half-past nine—I was awoke at half-past eleven by a noise of crockery breaking in the prisoner's room, which was next to ours, and I heard the deceased say, "You shan't stop here, you b—, I will die here, you b—,"—I heard no more—I got out of bed and locked my door—there were one or two sounds of breaking—I went to sleep again—I woke up once again in the night; I was lying awake—I heard a sound of chairs or something shifted in the next room—I went to sleep again—about ten minutes to five I heard the prisoner go upstairs and call out, "Mrs. Bell"—when she came down I spoke to her, and I put on my clothes and went and looked into the prisoner's room, and I</p>
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<p>saw him lying with his feet towards the door and his head towards the cupboard, and his wife lying with her head up against the window and her feet pointing towards the prisoner's head.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not notice the lamp—when the deceased said, "You shan't stay here, you b—, I will die here," she only said that once—I did not hear the prisoner make any answer—I said before the Magi
<lb/>strate, "I heard her swearing"—all the rowing and bad language was on her part—as far as I heard the prisoner said nothing.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-158" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA HIGGINS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on December 26th I went to bad with him about half-past nine—I was awoke by the quarrelling in the next room, occupied by the prisoner and his wife—I heard her say, "You shan't stop here, you b—"—I did not hear any more, I went off to sleep—I heard the crockery smashing—my husband got up and locked the door, and I heard nothing more till five o'clock—I had seen the prisoner about twelve the day before in the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I said I heard them quarrelling, I did not hear the prisoner's voice; all I heard was Mrs. Doggrell, who appeared to be very angry, swearing at the prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-159" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET FROST</persName> </hi>. I am matron of the Willesden Cottage Hospital—the prisoner was brought there on 27th December—I saw him soon after his admission—I noticed blood on him all down the front, down to his legs—I could not say for certain, but I believe his hands were also covered—about two or three days after he was there I noticed a bruise on his head—he said, "My wife did that with the tongs; we had a bit of a row, and she hit me on the head with the tongs, and then we went to sleep. I woke up a little before five, and saw my wife take a razor,"I believe he said, "out of the drawer, and cut her throat, and when I saw what she had done I cut ray own."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not examined before the Coroner or the Magistrate—I was first spoken to about this by Inspector Holton, about a week or ten days ago—my recollection was not at all perfect then—the prisoner was in the hospital quite two months; he was attended by Dr. Burgess—on the 29th he attended him for influenza, and on the 30th for typhoid fever—he made his statement to me when he was so suffering—from what I saw he had no doubt received severe injury on the top of the head, and he was in a very feeble condition indeed.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector X</hi>). On 27th December, about ten minutes past five, I was called to 10, Steel Road, Willesden—on entering the back room, ground floor, I saw the prisoner lying on the floor, with his head towards the fireplace and his feet towards the door, bleeding from a wound on the right side of the neck—by the side of the bed, lying on the floor, I saw the body of a woman, with a deep gash on the left side of her neck, her head slightly inclined to the left, dead—portions of a red earthenware pan were under the lower part of her body, by her right thigh, and about twenty-four inches from the prisoner's left hand I saw this knife, which I produce—it is called a butcher's knife; it was lying about six inches from the woman's thigh, and was wet with blood—she was fully dressed, except her outside bodice or blouse—the prisoner was fully dressed, except his coat and cap; he had his boots on—I took a sheet, which was lying loose on the bed, and bound it round his throat—I then awaited the arrival of Dr. Gibson—I then examined the room—under the dressing
<lb/>table</p>
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<p>were two broken saucers and a broken cup—at the foot of the bed
<lb/>stead was a woman's outside dress bodice, with a very deep collar, and splashed with blood, principally on the right front—it was hanging on the bed-post—it was an iron bedstead—there were several splashes of blood on the chairs and fireirons, one splash only on the tongs, which were partly standing, leaning against the jamb—the rest of the fireirons were lying down in the fender—the table drawer was partly open and empty—several knives, forks, and spoons were lying on the table, none of which had any bloodstains thereon—there was one small pool of blood at the foot of the bedstead, one larger one under the prisoner's head, and a very large pool under the woman's—the bed was smooth, as if it had not been laid in—the bedclothes were just turned down, as if the bed had been dressed—with the doctor, I examined the stairs, and on the right-hand side, going up, I saw about thirteen or fourteen drops of blood—there were about twenty-four stains altogether—outside Mrs. Bell's bedroom door, on the landing, were three drops, all about the size of a threepenny piece—prior to the arrival of the doctor, the prisoner said "Drink"—I gave him some water, and he relapsed into unconsciousness—both his hands were bloody—no razor was found in the room—on the 27th February, on the prisoner's discharge from the Infirmary, I arrested him, and charged him, first, with attempting to commit sucide—he made no reply to that charge—another officer charged him with the murder.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The charge of murder was first preferred against him on or about March 8th—he was in custody from February 27th to March 8th—the word "razor" was first suggested to me about a week or fortnight ago—the body was removed from the room on the evening of the 27th, after which the room was left in charge of an officer; not altogether, he was patrolling outside—the Coroner's officer locked the room and sealed it—I searched for any weapons, but found none on the floor but this knife—other knives were lying on the table in a careless, loose manner—the broken red pan was under the body; that would fit into the washstand—I have no distinct recollection that there was a wash-basin; to the best of my recollection there was none—the room was badly lighted by a small lamp—I had to light a candle to assist me in searching the room—the tongs are not here—I didn't notice prisoner's head—the drops of blood on the stairs were on the right-hand side; there were none on the left—the staircase is about two and a half feet wide.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The spots of blood were on different steps, some at the top and some at the bottom—the lamp was a small paraffin lamp; it appeared to have been burning all night—there was no light on the stair-case.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-161" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOUGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant X</hi>). On December 28th I made this plan (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) of the ground floor front room of 10, Steel Road—it is made to scale; I also produce tracings of the same—at the time I made the plan there were blood stains nearly under the window, partly under the table, and partly under the bed, a few inches—a large quantity had run towards the centre of the room—in another part of the room, between the arm chair and the fender, was another large pool of blood, and there were several smaller patches between that pool and the door—there were spots of blood on the valance of the bed and on the washstand—that was all I particularly noticed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made the plan after the body had been removed.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). On 27th December, at 5.45 a.m., I took the prisoner to Willesden Cottage Hospital—I arrived there at 7.20—after his throat had been dressed I noticed that his hands and arms were covered with blood—he had a tolerable sized bump on the centre of his forehead; the skin was not broken—I said to him, "I suppose you know all about it?"—he said, "Oh, yes; I returned home at 8.30 the night previous; she came home at 11.30. We had a bit of a row, and she struck me on the head with the tongs. I held her down on the bed to get the tongs away from her, and the blood from my head went all over the front of her body. She went to sleep in the chair all night; I only had about an hour and a half's sleep. At 4.30 I saw her sitting in the chair, with her throat cut; she fell backwards while in the chair, into the basin I had washed my hands in. She holloaed out, 'Jim and Mrs. Bell, come here.' I ran upstairs, and when I saw what she had done I took and got hold of the knife and cut my own throat"—this knife, he told me, lay on the right-hand side of her, but I have not got that in my notes—he said, "God Almighty knows what she done hers with."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had my notes in my possession when I gave evidence before the Magistrate, and I referred to them when I gave my evidence, as I have done to-day—I made the notes while I was conversing with him in the hospital; I afterwards went to the station and added further notes from my memory—I don't know whether I said before the Magistrate "We had a bit of a row;" that does not appear in my original notes—I made two sets of notes; I have got it down in my second notes—I did not examine his head; it appeared wet with water, not blood, as if he had washed it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> After I had given my evidence before the Magistrate, the prisoner was asked if he wished to cross-examine me—he said "No"; that it was quite right what I had said.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN BURNS"/>JOHN BURNS GIBSON</persName> </hi>, M.D. I am divisional surgeon of the X Division—between five and six on the morning of 27th December I was called to No. 10, Steel Road—I examined the prisoner; he was lying on his back, on the floor, with his feet towards me—he had a wound on the right side of his neck; it was a considerable wound, but no important vessels were cut; it was not bleeding when I saw it, it had ceased—I saw this knife on the floor; the wound might have been produced by it, and might have been self-inflicted—there was a considerable pool of blood just below the wound; it was not continuous from the place where his arms were; the pool was in an irregular circle—I did not notice any blood on his arms or hands at that time—I then examined the woman—she was lying on her back, slightly tilted towards the left side, but practically on her back, stretched out—she was lying parallel with the bed, with the feet towards the foot of the bed—I saw the fragments of an earthenware pan just appearing from under her skirt, below her waist—she was dead—I saw a wound on the left side of her neck; there was a large pool of blood immediately under the wound—there was no blood on her from the neck to the waist—she had on a white under-garment, what women call a bodice, I believe—I did not open the dress—two days afterwards I made a post-mortem examination, and dissected the wound—the effectual wound was a deep wound,</p>
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<p>extending from the windpipe backwards four inches and a half—it was deepest behind, deepest near the spine, near the backbone, shallowing off towards the windpipe, but remaining at its maximum depth, two inches and a half, from its course forward, and its depth was down to the bone, through all the soft parts; it then sloped up rapidly forward, just touch
<lb/>ing the common carotid artery—the sheath of the artery was nicked, and it then just grazed or scratched the windpipe—that was the main or effectual wound; but from the windpipe towards the right side it was continued by a fine, long shallow skin cut, for two inches, terminating in a fine point—the boundary of the main wound behind was blunt and irregularly round—the point of the knife as it plunged down touched the spinus process of the backbone—the movement of the knife was evidently from behind, forward, and the wound went down at once to its full depth, to the spinus process, and not merely inwards and downwards, but back
<lb/>wards, so that the upper parts of the wound slightly overhung the lower parts; in fact, it was like an overhanging cliff—her hands were open and also flaccid, with no tension about them—the wound seems to have begun with something like a stab, and after running along to two inches and a half to its maximum depth, it ends as a cut—I do not think that the facts I observed are compatible with the hypothesis of suicide—in all probability, at the time the wound was inflicted she was lying as I found her, on her back; also, as I would have expected, blood ran down her front from the neck—if she had been sitting in a chair when her throat was cut I should have expected to have found blood on her front—it is not possible to say within an hour or two how long she had been dead; it might have been two hours or so; that would be the maximum—I noticed the bed; it was prepared for entrance, but had not been occupied—it was entirely smooth, neatly prepared; there was no pressure on the pillow or sheet, and no sign of any sort whatever—I noticed the blood on the stairs—I heard the description given by the inspector; we examined the stairs together with a candle—his description was just what I have now given, but, in addition, I found about thirteen tiny spots of blood on the right-hand side, going up, and two or three on the landing at the top, but no little pool of blood at the top against the land-lady's door, and no blood down the middle of the staircase; none on the right-hand side, coming down—the spots were fresh and liquid; they had formed evidently as drops, and then formed spots and spread—there were no spurts or jets; they were not spots that were consistent with the hypothesis of having come from the prisoner's throat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave evidence before the Coroner—since then I have had the advantage of a consultation with Mr. Stevenson and Mr. Burgess—I exclude altogether the possibility of suicide—I have always been of that opinion; I swore that before the Coroner—the Coroner's Jury returned an open verdict—I say that the facts I observed are not compatible with suicide—I said before the Magistrate, "I think the wounds on the woman highly improbable, and not at all likely to have been inflicted by herself"—I adopt that answer to-day; it correctly represents my opinion, if you take it with what I have said to-day and what I said before the Coroner—I did not say before the Coroner, "I think the facts may mean suicide, and also homicide"—the fact of the hands being open would show that
<hi rend="italic">rigor mortis</hi> had not set in; they were flaccid, loose—</p>
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<p>I say, in all probability, she must have been in a recumbent position at the time the wound was inflicted—I infer that from the fact that there was no blood in front—the wound came from behind, forwards, and also from left to right—suicidal wounds are usually from left to right—if she inflicted the wound herself, I should expect her to fall forward—it is highly improbable that she would fall backward—if she did I should not expect to find blood in front; the hand being drawn away might bring blood with it—I did not make a full post-mortem of the body; I dissected the wound—I did not make any examination of the other organs—I had not heard that she had been attending a hospital—I have not had any case of homicide by cutting a throat before this—I have had many cases of suicide by cutting the throat—the deceased was about five feet five inches in height—there were no marks of violence except on the throat; there were no signs of a struggle about her—death must have been almost instantaneous—I have no doubt that the wound in the prisoner's throat was self-inflicted—the wound began about the middle of the neck, from before, backwards—I did not take especial note of his wound, I was very glad to get him away to the hospital—the spots of blood on the staircase were about the size of a threepenny piece; they were uniformly separate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I stated before the Coroner that the facts I observed in the first instance seemed ambiguous; that is, they seemed to point two ways, but one of those ways I found to be impossible; that was the way of suicide—I expressed substantially the same opinion before the Magistrate—I expressed that opinion before I had any consultation with Dr. Stevenson.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-164" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STEVENSON</persName> </hi>, M. D. I am Lecturer on Medical Jurisprudence at Guy's Hospital—I have been in Court during the trial of this case—I have heard the whole of the evidence—taking into consideration the position of the woman, I think it highly improbable that the wound was self-inflicted—that opinion is formed from the character of the wound, its situation, and the situation of the woman, as found immediately, and the state of the blood—if the woman had cut her throat while sitting in a chair I should expect to find blood in front of the body, unless she was leaning very far back in the chair, and then I should expect to find it on the chair—I should not expect her to fall backward flat on the floor if she was sitting in the chair; she might remain sitting in the chair, or she might drop oft' on one side—if she was standing at the time I should expect her to fall all in a heap; or forwards—she might fall back-wards if she leant very far back to do it—I have seen a person drop dead, and suddenly found; according to my experience they may always be expected to drop forward, the centre of gravity contributing to that—I entirely agree with Dr. Gibson as to the wound being in the nature of a stab at first; that is to say that the weapon, by whatever hand wielded, had been driven in, and then drawn along—having regard to all the appearances, I should judge that, in all probability, the woman must have been in a recumbent position when the wound was inflicted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I furnished a written report to the Treasury, in which I stated that the wound was very possibility of a suicidal origin, but that it was highly improbable.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I think that was part of the sentence in a paragraph—I am still of opinion that it was highly improbable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM MILNER"/>WILLIAM MILNER BURGESS</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, practising at Harlesden—I saw the prisoner after his admission to the Cottage Hospital, on 27th December; he was suffering from a wound in the throat—on the 29th I found he was suffering from influenza, and on the 30th from typhoid fever—on his admission I noticed on the right side of the head a swelling about the size of a two-shilling piece, with an incision about half to three-quarters of an inch long oh the top of it—that had bled—that was a wound that might have been produced by a blunt instrument, such as a pair of tongs or fire irons—his right cheek-bone was bruised, and the top of the skull was very tender.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bruise and marks were quite recent, apparently about the same time as the wound in the throat—the time of incubation in typhoid is three weeks—on the 26th he must have been suffering from influenza, and from typhoid within three days—there were no spots on the skin—he must have been in a high state of fever.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was not delirious during the time he was in the hospital—I believe he was found one night walking about the ward; I cannot tell the date of that—on the 27th he would not probably be delirious, because he was suffering from hemorrhage—I saw no signs of delirium on the 27th, or anything approaching it.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector X</hi>). On 8th March I charged the prisoner at the Police-court—he said nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries about him—he is a peaceable man—this is the first time he has been charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-372-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>The prisoner was also indicted for feloniously attempting to murder himself.</rs> To this he</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Gregory publicly stated that the aspersions in the letter were unfounded, and apologised to the prosecutor, and withdrew them. He had also undertaken to pay the costs of the prosecutor.—
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HEWETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-172" type="given" value="AMY ROSA"/>AMY ROSA PIGOTT</persName> </hi>. I am Florence Stevenson's sister—we saw an advertisement on a Royal Music Hall programme, in consequence of which we went to I, Catherine Street, Strand, towards the end of August, 1891—outside the house was a board: "George E. Bishop, Theatrical and Music Hall Agent"—we went upstairs, and saw the prisoner on the first floor</p>
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<p>—we told him why we had come, and asked his terms—he told us ten guineas—we said we could not pay the money down, but we could by instalments—he suggested we should pay half-a-guinea a week—for ten guineas he was to teach us step dancing, elocution, singing, the art of making up; give us six original songs, and procure us an engagement—he promised then to procure us an engagement—we went away and came again on 14th September, and this is the agreement I signed in the stage name I intended to take, Rosa Montagu—the prisoner and his manager, too, I believe, signed it in my presence—I called his attention to the fact that there was nothing in the agreement about procuring an engagement, and then the prisoner wrote in that he would procure it—I paid him ten shillings and sixpence, for which he gave me a receipt—I continued going three times a week till January or February, 1892—he said at first he would get us an engagement for Drury Lane Pantomime for Christmas, and he said it would give us stage experience if we went on the stage as an extra in a pantomime; and he intended to get us a music-hall engagement after that—the prisoner gave me four original songs, written by himself—I had dancing lessons, which lasted at most ten minutes at a time—Maud Hawthorne, his step-daughter, taught us that for the first fortnight—the prisoner played the piano himself for the first week, and then a young French girl played it afterwards—I had no real singing lessons; we only used to sing the songs, and the prisoner played the tune of it—he did not teach us elocution, or how to make up—he promised to bring me out—he said he was going to give a concert at an Athenaeum, in the Tottenham Court Road, and was going to bring out about a dozen of his pupils, and he advised me to get my dress ready, and pay for the band parts of the songs—I paid fifteen shillings for the band parts, and bought the material of the costumes, and had them made up—he introduced a dressmaker to me—I believed I was coming out at the Athenaeum—the prisoner called me in his office, and asked me what Mr. Graham had been saying, and I told him; Mr. Graham told all the girls that he was only a swindler, and was doing us girls out of our money, and he was not an authorised agent at all, and not known at the music-halls—the prisoner had told me he was an accredited agent—I paid £30 altogether for dresses; that includes the ten guineas—I got no engagement in pantomime or anywhere—the prisoner left, and went to 82, Waterloo Road; I continued my lessons there—I paid my last instalment at the end of January, or the beginning of February, 1892, before he left Catherine Street—some time after he left Waterloo Road; he did not tell us that he was going, or where he was going; we went to our lessons one day, and found he had gone—some time after in 1893 I found out he was in Kennington Road—each time I went there, and gave my name, they said he was not at home—I never found him there—I never went to the Strand office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The agreement I had with you was a music-hall agreement—if the word "elocution" was not on the agree-ment, it was an understood thing there was to be elocution—you said you taught elocution—I thought you were going to teach me to sing properly—you recommended me to a dressmaker; I don't remember her name—her address was 47, Fitzroy Street—she has since moved—my dresses and the money I paid you came to £30 altogether—I do not suggest that</p>
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<p>you had any part of the money I paid for the costumes—you told us you were an authorised agent for Drury Lane, and had got thirty girls there the Christmas before—I do not remember receiving a letter from you dated Hercules Road, 7th May, 1892—a friend told me you were living at Hercules Road, and I was going there when I heard you had
<hi rend="italic">sloped</hi> again, and I did not call there—I went to see you at Kennington Road, and could not see you, and then I wrote to say I would call next day—I saw no advertisements stating your removal to Kennington Road—I was walking in Kennington Road one day, and saw outside a large board, which anyone passing could see—at first my sister and I came together for our lessons—I kept on paying 10s. 6d. a week because I did not like to lose what I had paid—I thought I had better go on to the end, and chance whether I lost it—I came to you regularly till you left Waterloo Road, and I could not come afterwards because I did not know where you were—I wanted to find where you were.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I went on paying instalments, I still believed he would get me an engagement.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-173" type="given" value="EDITH FLORENCE"/>EDITH FLORENCE STEVENSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 47, Kenton Street, Brunswick Square, and am the wife of Reuben Thomas Stevenson, and the sister of the last witness—in August, 1891, I saw an advertisement in the name of Bishop on a Royal Music Hall programme—I went and saw him, and asked his terms for music-hall tuition—he said his terms were ten guineas for each pupil—I agreed to pay by instalments of half-a-guinea a week—he was to teach us step dancing, elocution, deportment, make up, six original songs, and procure us an engagement—I am sure elocution was mentioned—my sister asked him about the engagement, and he said "Yes"; and she said, "I would rather you wrote it down on the agreement," and he did so—I paid my first instalment and signed the agreement on that day—the prisoner wrote in the words "procure an engagement" on the agreement—I went three times a week for tuition—Mr. Romaine gave us step dancing lessons first—the prisoner did nothing towards the tuition—we took lessons at Waterloo Road after he moved there in Christmas, 1891—my last instalment was paid on 9th February, 1892—these are the receipts which the prisoner gave me—the last one is dated February 9th—we asked him when we first went if he could get us into a pantomime, and he promised to do so—he said his usual fee for an engagement in pantomime was ten shillings, but as we were his pupils he would not charge us anything—in March, 1892, he disappeared from Waterloo Road—I next saw him in the Kennington Road—I went there three times, and he was out—when I saw him, and asked him what he was going to do with the money I had paid him, he said, "Let it go a little while; come again in October"—I went in October, and he said, "Get some photographs"—I got some photographs—he said, "Come again in three weeks"—I went then, and found he had moved a fortnight before, and left no address—I next saw him in the Strand at the beginning of this year—I asked him what he was going to do—he said, "I don't know"—I said, "What are you going to do about the money I have paid you?"—he said, "I cannot do anything for you"—I said, "Why not?"—he said, "I don't wish to insult you, but I cannot get you anything to do"—I said, "Very well," and came away—that was the last I saw of him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I understood I was to be taught elocution; you men
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<p>it to us—you said you could get us into the first Christmas panto
<lb/>mime, after we started with you, as extra ladies—the engagement I thought of when I signed the agreement was a music-hall, and not a theatrical engagement—that would be at the end of the training, when I was qualified—I did not see any advertisement of yours when you went to the Strand—you did not let me know where you were for the whole twelve months you were at Hercules Road—if you advertised whenever you moved, I did not see the papers—I used to go to have lessons, but you were out, and there was no one to give lessons, and I used to write, and you never answered me—you knew my address; I have been where I am now for fourteen months—I sent you four letters, one after another, and you did not answer them—Romaine gave me a number of dancing lessons—a lady played the piano—I had three songs—they were different ones—I practised them—I had a good many lessons altogether.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I went, and the prisoner was out, there was no one there to give me lessons.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-174" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY GARTNER</persName> </hi>. I am now undergoing a sentence of im
<lb/>prisonment passed on me here on February 7th this year for fraud in connection with a theatrical agency—about the end of 1891 or the begin
<lb/>ning of 1892, I saw an advertisement in a paper, and in consequence I went and saw the prisoner at 1, Catherine Street, Strand, and told him I wanted to go on the stage—he said "Yes," I had a good face and a good square jaw, which was a good thing among music-hall artists; it was well known it gave them a good cut—he asked me ten guineas—I said I could not afford it, it would be too much, and ultimately he came down to £7 10s.—for that I was to get elocution, stage deportment, step dancing, and three or six original songs and melodies, and engagements—I asked him if he included procuring engagements—he said, "Yes"—he took me into a room and showed me portraits on the wall—he said they were old pupils, and two or three were people who taught for him—I went to him on 23rd February, and signed this agreement, and paid him £5 on account for music-hall training—this is the receipt he gave me—on 29th February I went again and paid £2 10s., the balance—he gave me this receipt—before I signed the agreement I said I should like to do something after Charles Godfrey's style, character and descriptive work—before this I had been employed by Mr. Potter, at Wimpole Street, as his cashier—when I signed the agreement I left his employment—after 29th February I went to Catherine Street for lessons—sometimes I had them, sometimes I had none, because there was no one there to give them to me—I had dancing and singing lessons; I had no elocution lessons—I got the verses of two songs by degrees; sometimes two or three weeks would elapse between the verses—I got the beginning of a third song three or four months after-wards—after I had been there about four months, I called one day when the prisoner was out, and after that I received a telegram to meet him at the Hercules Tavern—I went, and he asked me to lend him £10, as he was in a little financial difficulty—he said he would repay me—I asked him if he would get me an engagement, and that was really why I lent him the money, because he promised to get me something to do—I had not got £10 at that time, but I let him have it shortly afterwards—he gave me a bill of exchange for it—he did not pay me back the money when the bill</p>
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<p>became due—I afterwards received this letter of 28th March. (
<hi rend="italic">Requesting a loan of 30s. till Wednesday</hi>)—I lent him that money—the same day I received another from him suggesting that I should send him another 10s., which would be repaid on Wednesday—I was only repaid 16s.—I ceased going to attend for lessons because I found it was no good; there was no one there to give me lessons, and I did no good, so I went somewhere else.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe when I came to you first I was a smart
<lb/>looking young fellow, clean-shaven, well dressed, and with a good appear
<lb/>ance—I don't know that you mentioned you took me for £7 10s. because I had a good idea of music—I am a pianist—there is nothing about elocution in the agreement, but you mentioned I was to learn it—the three songs had different tunes—I was rehearsed in those songs sometimes—in the "Ladder of Life" Mr. Harrington assisted me in impersonating a female, introduced into the song—I understood I was to have a music
<lb/>hall engagement—I expected to have that as soon as I was qualified—I had something for my money; it was no use to me; I have never done any dancing on the stage—I bought different songs of other people—I was satisfied sometimes with the training I had, if it had gone on satis
<lb/>factorily—I wrote you this letter—you said you were getting some testi
<lb/>monials together to have printed, and asked me to write you one out, and I wrote this on 25th March: "I have much pleasure in stating that I am a pupil of Mr. Bishop, and that I am perfectly satisfied with the tuition I am receiving at his academy."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I first went to him about the end of February, and that was written in March.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-175" type="given" value="ELIZABETH ANN"/>ELIZABETH ANN DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Chester Street, Kennington Road—in September, 1892, I was in domestic service as a cook at Acton—I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi>, and, in consequence, I wrote to Bishop—on September 5th I received this letter from him. (
<hi rend="italic">Asking her to call, and stating that she would find him a straightforward and Honourable man. It enclosed a lithographed circular, stating that his terms for unlimited tuition for Theatre and music-hall were ten guineas, to include for the theatre instruction in elocution, stage deportment, making up, etc., and for the music-hall, step dancing and singing, and that he had an excellent staff of teachers</hi>)—besides that, I received this printed document, "Practical Hints to Aspirants." (
<hi rend="italic">This warned aspirants against many so
<lb/>called agencies, and stated among other matters that he had a staff of well
<lb/>known professional men as teachers</hi>)—after that, I called at 289, Ken
<lb/>nington Road, and saw the prisoner there—I told him I wanted to go on the stage at a theatre, not a music-hall—he persuaded me to take to the music-hall; he said I was tall and stout, and he said he thought it would suit me better than taking a part in a theatre—he said his terms were ten guineas—I said I should not be able to pay it all at once, but I would do what I could—he said he would charge me thirty shillings to come for a month on trial, and then he would tell me at the end of the month whether I should be suitable for the stage or not—I went to see him again in March, 1893—he tried my voice, and said he was quite satisfied—there was a stage in the room, with a piano on it—I said I would come on April 6th for my lesson—I was to be taught step dancing and singing—I went on April 6th and paid</p>
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<p>the prisoner 15s.—this is the receipt, which states it is for music-hall training—during the next fortnight I took some half-dozen lessons—on April 17th I paid a further fifteen shillings, and on the 21st a further fifteen shillings—these are the receipts—on April 24th I received this letter from him. (
<hi rend="italic">Asking her to come to-morrow, and to do the best she could for him</hi>)—that referred to his wanting me to bring him the balance of the money—I gave him £4 5s.—when I first went there he said he would get me an engagement on June 1st—when it came near June 1st I spoke to him about the engagement, and he told me to be quiet, that he was sure to get me one next week, or some time after—I was to have an engagement to sing and dance at a music
<lb/>hall—he went away in June for a fortnight—I asked him when he came back, and he said he would get me an engagement and he might get one next week; afterwards he said he would be certain to get me an engagement on the first August—I am Welsh—he said Mrs. Bishop, his wife, would get me the dresses, and I should pay her weekly for them—I got no dresses—he told me I wanted a prince's suit and three dresses besides—I got no engagement on 1st of August—towards the end of August he said he might soon get it; it might be that week or the week afterwards—he told me not to be so foolish as to look for a situation, because I had done the worst of the drudgery, and he thought he would get me three engagements a night—I had learnt the words—he said I should be a success on the stage—after he moved to 364, Strand, I went to him there till these proceedings were taken—I read "Hints to Aspirants" before I went to him—I did not see any well-known profes
<lb/>sional gentlemen attending to give lessons; there were only the step-daughter and step-son—about the end of August I told him I had been down to see some theatricals, and they said the dancing he had shown me was not worth twopence—I told him a good many times he was a fraud, and he said I must bring them on to prove he was a fraud, and I must be careful what I was saying about him, because he was a straightforward and generous man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have the same voice now as I had when I went to you—I had a few dancing steps shown me—I was shown a little how to walk on the stage—you taught me the tunes of the songs—the songs had dif
<lb/>ferent words, but the same tune—I had never learnt singing before I went to you—the singing lessons ceased because you went away for ten weeks—I did not have dancing lessons every day; you promised to see me every day, but when I came up you were not at home, or excuses were made—no one in connection with you has ever tried my voice or seen me dance to see whether I was fit to perform—I paid 15s., 15s., 15s., £4 5s., and 10s. on account of tuition—I paid nothing for dresses; I never saw them—you showed me a letter from my mother, but I had nothing to do with her—I said I would not go back; if you did not go on teaching me I would go to someone else—you said you were a straightforward man, and would get me an engagement—you had a stage which you used—I knew where you went to in the Strand, after I told you I would give you in charge if you did not tell me where you had gone to—that was about November—I saw this advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi> asking old clients to note that you had removed to 364, Strand, after you had been at the Strand for about a month or so.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> After the prisoner told me my voice would be a success I had nothing the matter with my throat except a slight cold.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-176" type="given" value="HAROLD AUGUSTUS"/>HAROLD AUGUSTUS WELD</persName> </hi>. I lived at 20, Anerley Road, Shepherd's Bush, in 1893—I am of no occupation at present—I am eighteen next June—in January, 1893, I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraphy</hi> and I wrote to Mr. Bishop—I got in reply, "Practical Hints to Aspirants," and a prospectus—I read a part, in which he said that if at the end of a month it was evident that the student was not adapted for the profession, a portion of the money would be returned—Mr. Jordan was my guardian—I received this letter from the prisoner. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he had written to Mr. Jordan, telling him the total cost would be thirty pounds, ten guineas his fees, and the rest to be spent on stage clothes, band parts, make up, etc.</hi>)—I had had a conversation with him before that; he said the charge would be £30, which included ten guineas for unlimited tuition, and twenty guineas for outfit—after that I went to my guardian's office; the prisoner was present—he told my guardian it would cost £30—I was to take ordinary music-hall business—£30 was paid—on 13th April I signed an agreement with the prisoner—there was an undertaking in it to procure me an engagement when proficient—about a week after I went, and began to receive lessons in dancing and singing—the prisoner taught me singing, and Will Granville dancing—I had three songs given to me—for a short time I went regularly three times a week—occa
<lb/>sionally, all through that summer, the prisoner put my lessons off, by letter or telegram, from time to time—when I asked him to get me an engagement he said he would see about it; he was giving a students' concert, and I was to appear at it—he asked me to send in a stage name—that concert never took place, to my knowledge—the only part of a costume I had was a pair of dancing shoes—the piano dis
<lb/>appeared from Kennington Road; I understood it was for rates and taxes, I did not know—the prisoner said I was getting on very well in dancing—he never got me an engagement; he said he would get me one when I was proficient—he never said whether I was proficient.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had three different songs—I went to Kennington Road to learn them—I was perfectly satisfied with the progress I was making—I did not attend regularly in the hot weather last year; illness prevented me from coming—I received a communication from you asking me to come—I called at the Strand office on Tuesday, 29th January, and said I would resume on the following Monday; I could not come on that day—no definite time was fixed when I was to have the dresses—I expected to have them as soon as the money was laid out for them—I do not consider they were necessary for practice—when I asked for them you kept putting me off—I received in all a fair number of lessons—after the piano was seized for rates at Kennington you hummed the melodies of my songs to me—I had no music for my dancing lessons at first—I did not expect you to get me an engagement before I was qualified to take one; I expected it at the end of my training.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My first appearance was to be at a students' concert, in July, I believe—nothing was said about dresses for that.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-177" type="given" value="JOHN DENNISON"/>JOHN DENNISON JORDAN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 5, Victoria Street—I was Weld's guardian; I gave up that post a week ago—I received this letter of 25th March from the prisoner; I think Weld had spoken to</p>
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<p>me about him before. (
<hi rend="italic">This letter stated that his terms for the tuition of Weld would be £10 10s., and that with costumes, etc., the total cost would not exceed £30; but that the money for dresses would not pass through the prisoner's hands</hi>)—he enclosed a draft copy of agreement—I saw a friend and made inquiries about the prisoner, and then made an appointment with him—on 13th April he came to my office with Weld, and the agree-men was signed—he led me to believe he could get Weld an engagement when he was proficient; I wrote it in the agreement—I then paid him this cheque for £15 10s., £10 10s. for unlimited tuition and £5 on account of the other £20—this is the receipt—on 4th May I received this letter asking me to remit the remaining £15, and in consequence I sent £15. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's letter stated that Weld was making good progress, and that he hoped to bring him out soon</hi>)—about June I wrote to the prisoner asking him how Weld was getting on, and I had this reply. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that Weld was making good progress as a dancer; that he was better than the prisoner ever expected, and that Weld could never be a failure</hi>)—I expect I wrote asking why Weld did not come out—I received this from the prisoner. (
<hi rend="italic">stating that Weld had been taking a short holiday; that he would make his debut with some fellow students in a short time.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I thought he would receive the costumes as he went on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-178" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA WAIT</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Tichbourne Street, Edgware Road—in May last I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi> in which Bishop said he gave lessons in dramatic art, and so on—I wrote and got from him a prospectus and a copy of "Practical Hints for Aspirants"—I read it—believing it to be true I came from Yorkshire to see the prisoner in September—I asked him if he thought I should get on on the stage—he said "Yes," he thought I should very well—he gave me a part to learn for comedy, but he never heard me say it, and then he gave me a part to learn in a tragedy, "Lady Audley's Secret"—he said I should do very well for the tragedy part—he undertook to train me thoroughly for the stage, and get me an engagement at a theatre—on 3rd October I signed this agreement with him, to pay ten guineas for unlimited preparation for the theatrical profession, elocution, stage deportment, and so on—I was to pay five guineas down, and the other five guineas when he got me an engagement, out of the salary I received—I had two or three lessons at Kennington Road—very soon after I signed the agreement, he wrote asking for money. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter stated that the piano would be sold on Monday evening, and asked her to help him as far as she could, as he wanted to buy it in if possible; but not to discontinue her lessons if she could not help him</hi>)—the piano was seized—I lent him £2 10s.—he wrote again on 19th October asking for help—I did not lend him any more/—after I had lent him the £2 10s. I received letters, putting me off, and telling me not to come to him—I think I had about two lessons after that—altogether I had about half-a-dozen perhaps—I paid him five guineas for stage training.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not very often stay away of my own free will or through illness—if you did not write to me you were away or could not see me that day—I had no occupation at this time—I never knew when you would be there to give me lessons—I do not say you were never there—I stayed away at Christmas time when I was ill for a little while</p>
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<p>—it was understood you were to teach me to read music—I paid you two shillings for a copy of the agreement, which you never gave me—you went on with the singing lessons—you only used the piano to sound the key note—I had two or three lessons at the Strand—twice I went for lessons and was left with the other person who was taking a part with me—I don't know it you left me to give lessons to other persons—I did not hear the piano playing—the £2 10s. was taken off the £5; but you promised to pay it on the 23rd, and you never did—I said I did not care for the part in the "Happy Pair," which you read through, and then I suggested "Lady Audley," which we read through together.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I lent the prisoner the £2 10s.</p>
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<persName id="t18940402-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM PERCY BOLLAND"/>WILLIAM PERCY BOLLAND WYATT</persName> </hi>. I live at 78, St. Jude's Road, Anerley—on 9th October last I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraphy</hi> in consequence of which I went to see the prisoner at 289, Kennington Road—I was, and am, a journalist—I had acted in several pantomines before that—I took Mrs. Crusoe, and the Genie of the Lamp, at the Theatre Royal, Croydon—I told the prisoner I wanted a comic part in a forthcoming pantomime in London—he suggested that he could get me a part at Drury Lane., as he was an authorised agent for that theatre, and that his fee was a guinea before I could get the engagement—I said I had not got the money with me, but I would call next day—I did so, and paid him half-a-guinea, which I had borrowed—he assured me he was an agent for Drury Lane, and had influence there, and that I should find him a most honourable man—he said my salary would be £2 a week, or not lower than 30s., and he was to have ten per cent, on my salary—he gave me this receipt, which shows the 10s. 6d. was half booking fee—I had no answer, and a fortnight afterwards went to see him and asked him whether he could get me the part at Drury Lane, as I was in deep distress and solely dependent on it—he said his business was so increased that he was going to remove to the Strand, and he offered me a twelve months' agreement as manager at 12s. a week salary and commission, which he represented would be £2 2s. to £3 a week for my introducing people to him and introducing his pupils; I was content to take that as I could get nothing else—I asked him for my 10s. 6d. back, and he refused to give it back to me—on 13th November I assisted him to remove to the Strand—I remained there about eight days and then had a conversation with him—during that time I acted as his manager—twelve or fourteen people were coming to him, looking most like ware-house young men and servants, and young ladies getting their employ
<lb/>ment behind shop counters, not people fitted for the stage—Miss Davis came many times, and she used to wait three or five hours at a time—he prisoner was principally out drinking at that time, while she waited—at the end of eight days I told him it seemed to me that I could only get 12s. a week under my agreement, and it was not good enough, as my railway fare was 8s., and I got no commission—no professional men were giving lessons; only the prisoner and his step-son and step-daughter—I cannot say if they were qualified to give proper instruction to fit people for Drury Lane—I know they could not get engagements themselves.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left you because I was disgusted—I offered to come back afterwards for the sole reason of getting my agreement from you—you have it still—I wished to get it stamped, and contest it at law—you</p>
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<p>had no commission to pay—you inserted advertisements to old clients, saying you were at the Strand—you only played one time—the music you played only had treble and no bass, and you made up the bass—you only had one chord—it sounded to me mostly like one tune—you paid me 12s. for the week I was with you, and refused to return me 10s. 6d.</p>
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<persName id="t18940402-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-180" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-180" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of Drury Lane Theatre—the prisoner has never been a specially authorised agent for that theatre—in October, 1893, he had no engagement there as an agent to my knowledge—I should know as manager—we do not employ agents for the people for the ballet, and so on, only for star artists.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have had some letters from you with reference to people for whom you wanted to get engagements—I said that on one occasion you sent me a number of useless people whom I did not engage; they were a lot of riff-raff, no good at all—I also said your card carried no weight—I answered a letter you wrote to me, instructing you to send up ladies with your card—if anyone sent saying he had useful
<hi rend="italic">supers</hi> I should tell him to send them up, and I would see what they were worth—I should not engage them unless they were worth their salt—I might engage people even if they were not qualified if they were sent by agents I know, like Blackmore, Victor, or Warner—you frequently wrote to me, and tried to get me to engage people—I remember a good many of your cards coming; I cannot say if I engaged several people from you in 1890 and 1892—your card would not have any weight; anyone might send people—I don't remember having seen you till I saw you at Bow Street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If I engaged any persons sent by the prisoner I did so on their own merits, and not on his recommendation—this is the form of agreement we enter into with our authorised agents, and they would have a copy of this agreement.</p>
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<persName id="t18940402-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-181" type="surname" value="HOLBROOK"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-181" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOLBROOK</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, at 5, Catherine Street—in 1891 I was landlord of 1, Catherine Street—the prisoner rented three rooms of me there, from about January 12th, 1891, to 15th February, 1892, at £1 a week—he left owing £16 or £17—I asked for the rent a good many times, and threatened to put the brokers in—he said it was no good doing that; the furniture was not his, and was his wife's—I did not put the brokers in, but let it go—one evening, about ten o'clock, I saw him moving away his goods, and sent a lad to see where he went to—I did not trouble after that, but gave it up as a bad job—I never got my money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When you owed me about £7 rent, I said, "If you will be good enough to clear out, I will give you that £7," but you would not go—Mr. Graham did not take the office from me—I knew you had gone to 289, Kennington Road.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-182" type="surname" value="DRIVER"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-182" type="given" value="PERCY JOHN"/>PERCY JOHN DRIVER</persName> </hi>. I am a provision merchant, of 90, Waterloo Road—in March, 1892, the prisoner took part of 86, Waterloo Road from me, occupying two rooms on the ground and first floors—we arranged that he should pay the rent in advance—when he got a fortnight in arrears, I put the brokers in—I took the piano—I got my money.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940402-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-183" type="surname" value="HARDING"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-183" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HARDING</persName> </hi>. I am a builder and contractor, of 291, Kennington Road—the prisoner rented 289, Kennington Road from me at the end of 1892—he stayed about twelve months, till the following November—he put up a board and brass plate, with on it, "Theatrical agent," and his name—he paid pretty fairly, but he left owing me £8—I sued him for</p>
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<p>that, and recovered all but £2, which I forgave him—he moved, saying it was for his health, and that he was going to Dulwich; and I found he had let my house out in apartments, and was taking the money for it—he moved his furniture out about ten weeks before he went, I think—I knew he was going.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not suggest you moved your furniture without my knowing you were going to do so; I knew you were going.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18940402-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-184" type="surname" value="CARLTON"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-184" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CARLTON</persName> </hi>. I was your pupil at Kennington Road and the Strand—I am a comedian and dancer—I have no engagement at present—I took lessons for about ten or twelve months in singing and dancing—you taught me the tunes of my songs, and Will Granville taught me dancing—I paid £5 5s. down, and afterwards another £5 5s.—I was perfectly satisfied with the way I was coached—I am not related to you I came to your academy through passing your place in Kennington Road to go to Mr. Lebrun, and seeing your board, which was large enough for anyone to see—I had six songs, all with different airs; I believe you wrote them; I saw you write two—I got an engagement at the Swansea Theatre panto
<lb/>mime last Christmas at £3 a week—I did my own songs, and then I played harlequin and dog in the kitchen scene—I learnt some of my harlequin's business on your stage with Granville, and the rest with Kegan and Elvey, professional teachers—I learnt my singing and dancing with you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never did anything particular before I went to the prisoner—I was a sketch artist with Kegan and Elvey before I went to him—I had no engagement before I went to him, except to play a very small part in a sketch—I learnt tumbling with them—the prisoner did not teach me to jump through a wall as a harlequin; I learnt that with Kegan and Elvey—I went to the prisoner till these proceedings were taken—I got the Swansea engagement through being introduced by the prisoner to Mr. Melville, the manager of the Standard Theatre, Shoreditch, and the Swansea New Theatre—I should say the people who went to Kennington Road were warehousemen, clerks, and so on—I saw Harry Berlino there, taking dancing lessons—Granville, who gave lessons, is younger than I am, I think—Maud Hawthorne, who is twenty-one, I should say, gave lessons—I believe she is the prisoner's step-daughter—I do not know that she has got any engagement anywhere—Kate Hawthorne gave lessons—she is about sixteen—I don't think anyone else gave lessons.</p>
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<persName id="t18940402-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940402-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-185" type="surname" value="CATTI"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-185" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL CATTI</persName> </hi>. I was your pupil at Kennington Road, at the end of February, 1893, for about six months—I learnt dancing of Mr. Will Granville, and was perfectly satisfied with the way he instructed me—I paid two guineas—I came to you through an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Entr'acte</hi>—I attended regularly, and always found someone there to instruct me—I was present when different songs were being practised by students in the next room—the songs did not all have the same air—the piano never stopped while you were going through the songs—you did not undertake to get me an engagement—I am a clerk in the City.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not get that situation through the prisoner—I appear at smoking concerts.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-186" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-186" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT BURTON</persName> </hi>. I remember Gartner receiving lessons from you at Waterloo Road—Maud Hawthorne and Dan Harrington taught him dancing, and you went through a particular song with him, and I and</p>
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<p>Maud Hawthorne personated parts in the same song—I am a money
<lb/>taker at the Vaudeville.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am the prisoner's son-in-law, and was his clerk—I only know of the prisoner writing to put off Miss Wait three times—I wrote letters to her by his direction, putting her off, because I believe business carried him further away—I believe he was in the country house hunting—I was not with him when he left Kennington Road—business was going on pretty fairly in the Strand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never heard you represent yourself as authorised agent for any theatre or music-hall—you represented yourself to be a professional teacher and variety agent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940402-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940402-name-187" type="surname" value="MERRYWEATHER"/