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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>TYLER, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 28th, 1894, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-2" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-3" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WILLS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-4" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-5" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-6" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., K.C.M.G., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-7" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-8" type="given" value="ALFRED JAS"/>ALFRED JAS. NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-9" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-10" type="given" value="JAS THOMPSON"/>JAS. THOMPSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-11" type="surname" value="POUND"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-12" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-13" type="given" value="JAMES CHARLES"/>JAMES CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq., other Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq., C.C</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE R. HALSE</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TYLER, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi>, 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">assistant medical officer at Ealing, stated that he had attended the prisoner for several attacks of epilepsy, which left him in a stupid condition for some days, but not so as to render him unfit for duty.—
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE MEREDITH</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940528-477-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940528-477-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-477-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. On burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-28" type="surname" value="FRIENDLEY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940528-477-offence-1 t18940528-name-28"/>>Frederick Hugo Friendley</persName>, and stealing 3s.; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18940528-477-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-29" type="surname" value="GILFILLAN"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-29" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940528-477-offence-2 t18940528-name-29"/>>John Gilfillan</persName>, and stealing 7s., a watch and chain, the property of
<persName id="t18940528-name-30" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18940528-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-30" type="surname" value="PENFOLD"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN AMBROSE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940528-477-offence-2 t18940528-name-30"/>>John Ambrose Penfold</persName>, and to a con
<lb/>viction of felony in July, 1893, in the name of William Fuller.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18940528-477-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-477-punishment-6" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-477-18940528 t18940528-477-punishment-6"/>Other convictions in various names were also proved against him.—Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES TOMPKINS</hi> (18)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES CLINCH</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940528-478-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. On burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940528-478-offence-1 t18940528-name-33"/>George Kates</persName>, and stealing £1.11s. 4 1/2 d., and other articles, his property.
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-478-18940528 t18940528-478-punishment-7"/>Fifteen Month's Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLINCH</hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18940528-478-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-478-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-478-18940528 t18940528-478-punishment-8"/>Ten Month's Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-479-18940528" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUISA ROLL</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18940528-479-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940528-479-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-479-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering a cheque for £1 12s. 3d. with intent to defraud. </rs>
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<interp inst="t18940528-479-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18940528-479-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-479-18940528 t18940528-479-punishment-9"/>Discharged on recognisances.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSHUA WORLEY</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940528-480-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-480-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin twice within ten days.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-36" type="surname" value="WOODS"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-36" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE WOODS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Trew, of 82, Green Street, Victoria Park—on March 31st, about 8.45 p.m., I sold the prisoner a cake, price 4d.—he gave me a florin—I said, "This is a bad one"—he said, "Is it?"—I called Mr. Trew and gave it to him—he spoke to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-37" type="given" value="WALTER JOHN"/>WALTER JOHN TREW</persName> </hi>. I live at 82, Green Street, Victoria Park—on March 31st Miss Woods called me into the shop and gave me this coin—I asked the prisoner where he got it—he said, "I have been selling books and took it"—I gave him in charge with the coin—he was taken before a Magistrate, remanded for a week, and discharged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-38" type="surname" value="WOODWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-38" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WOODWARD</persName> </hi> (314
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). I took the prisoner in Mr. Trew's shop, and received this coin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-39" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-39" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA DAVIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Perseverance beerhouse, St. George's-in-the-East—on April 15th, between eight and nine p.m., I served the prisoner with a pot of ale, price 4d.—he gave me 1s.—I gave him 8d. change—he drank the ale and left—I examined the coin directly after
<lb/>wards, but the governor was away, and I was not quite sure about it, and put it by itself till the landlord came in—this is it—he gave it back to me and I gave it to Davis, the barman of the Dover Castle—on May 1st I picked the prisoner out from others at the police-station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You came in first with another man on the other side, and called for two half pints of ale, and then went round to the other side and called for a pot of ale—you did not call for a second pot—I knew you as a customer, and knew your name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940528-name-40" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-40" type="given" value="EDWARD WILLIAM"/>EDWARD WILLIAM DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Dover Castle, Sutton Street, St. George's-in-the-East—on April 7th, about 7.40 p.m., I served the prisoner with some ale—I did not notice what coin he paid with—he remained about an hour and a half, and then called for another pot of ale—I do not know what coin he paid me with—he was with others—he went out about half an hour after that—I saw Mr. Day, the landlord, examining the till, and then he came and told me to be careful about the</p>
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<p>money—I cannot tell whether the prisoner paid with coppers, but I put the money on the tray of the till; there were a sixpence and a shilling there—the prisoner returned about 11.50, and asked for half a pint of four ale and a pennyworth of shag, which came to twopence—he gave me this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I called Mr. Day and showed it to him—later on I spoke to Miss Davidge, who handed this other bad shilling to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say whether a sailor came in and ordered several pints of ale—I gave you sixpence change, twice, but I do not know what coin you gave me—when I said that the shilling was bad you stopped till a constable came.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-41" type="given" value="FREDERICK GEORGE"/>FREDERICK GEORGE DAY</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Dover Castle—on April 17th Davis made a communication to me—the prisoner was in the bar, and I asked him where he got the shilling—he hummed and ah'd for five minutes, and then said he had sold some oranges and got it in change—I searched the till, and found these two bad shillings, and this is the one he tendered—there were more shillings and sixpences in the same compartment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-42" type="surname" value="BROAD"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-42" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BROAD</persName> </hi> (267
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I took the prisoner, searched him in the public-house, and found two good sixpences and 10d. in bronze.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940528-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940528-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this florin is bad—these four shillings are bad, and all from the name mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he took several shillings and six
<lb/>pences, selling oranges.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940528-480-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-480-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>**</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of the utterings on the</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR PAYNE</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940528-481-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-45" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HERMITAGE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Green Dragon, King Street, St. James's—on Saturday, May 5th, between nine and ten, the prisoner came in for a small soda, price 2d.—he tendered a half-crown—I thought it was bad, but put it in the till and said nothing—I gave him 2s. 4d. change—on the Sunday morning I found this bad half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in the till—on Monday, the 7th, the prisoner came again for some ale and a small soda, price 3 1/2 d.—he tendered a half-crown—I gave him the change—I saw that it was bad, and took it into the dining-room to get it tested, and went back to the bar, and the prisoner was gone—I handed the coin to the police on the Wednesday night when the prisoner came again for some ale, price three-halfpence, and tendered half-crown—I passed it to my mistress, who gave it to the potman, who went out and fetched a policeman—the prisoner asked for the change—I said I had not got a sixpence; the boy had gone to get change—the policeman then walked in, and I told the prisoner it was the third time he had passed me a bad half-crown—he said, "You are mistaken"—he was taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I am sure it was you who came on Saturday night, and I recognised you when you came again on the Monday, and when I came back from the dining-room and you had gone I looked out at the door and saw you and your friend going towards Regent Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-46" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BETSWORTH</persName> </hi>. I keep the Green Dragon, King Street, St. James's—I saw the prisoner in the house on Saturday, May 5th, at 9.30 or ten p.m., and next day, Sunday, I cleared out the till, and found this bad half-crown—I did not see the prisoner on the Monday, but I saw him on the Wednesday and received from him another bad half-crown—I handed it to the potman—that was a signal to go for a constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The barmaid asked me if I thought you were tipsy—I said I thought not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-47" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCPHERSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On May 9th the barman called me to the Green Dragon, and the barmaid said, "This man has passed bad money, and it is the third time he has done so"—I searched him and found five good florins and 2 1/2 d.—I took him to the station, and he was charged with uttering three half-crowns—after the charge was read over to him he said, "I had a drop of drink on Saturday; Sunday was the last day I was in the house; I don't remember being there on the Monday"—I received three coins, two of 1892 and one of 1885.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three half-crowns are counterfeit; the two of 1892 are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not near on Saturday and Monday; on the Wednesday night I changed a half-sovereign at a public-house, and must have got the half-crown in change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-481-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18940528-482-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously marrying
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<interp inst="t18940528-483-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>, to indecently assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940528-483-offence-1 t18940528-name-52"/>Charlotte Bird</persName>, aged seven years.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18940528-484-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to five indictments to burglary and stealing rings, chains, watches, and other articles.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-484-18940528 t18940528-484-punishment-14"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-485-18940528 t18940528-485-punishment-15"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LEWIS MCCARTHY</hi> (21)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK EDWARDS</hi> (52)</persName>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MCCARTHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-486-18940528 t18940528-486-punishment-16"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARDS*</hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-486-18940528 t18940528-486-punishment-17"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">received an excellent character from his father and former employers.—To enter into his own recognisances in</hi> £20,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940528-488-offence-1 t18940528-name-62"/>Frederick Stanbury Beck</persName>, and stealing three pairs of boots and other articles.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY GARDNER</hi> (63)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940528-489-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-489-18940528 t18940528-489-punishment-21"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HERMANN HERS
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<interp inst="t18940528-490-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940528-490-offence-1 t18940528-name-65"/>Louis Ison</persName>, and stealing two jackets and other articles.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18940528-490-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="def1-490-18940528 t18940528-490-punishment-22"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18940528-491-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-491-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>indecently assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940528-491-offence-1 t18940528-name-68"/>Alice Carter</persName>, under thirteen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18940528-491-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY. of the attempt on Agnes Barton, and of an indecent assault on Alice Carter.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ESAU CUMMING</hi> </persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940528-492-offence-1 t18940528-name-70"/>Ada Alice Cooley</persName>, a girl under sixteen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JOHN GENTLE BARRETT</hi> </rs> </hi> (49)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. F. GILL</hi>. and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-73" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY WHITFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Golding and Co., brokers, of 3, Copthall Court—they have an account at the City Bank—I am authorised to sign cheques for the firm—I have known Trist several years as Fitzgerald, and also as Barrett twenty years ago—I have known Brown four or five months—Mr. Elam, an outside broker, shares the office—half the room is partitioned off, and I have continually seen the prisoners there together as his customers—about March 6th or 7th I noticed that Brown had shaved off his beard—on April 3rd Trist came and said, "I want to send a couple of sovereigns away to the country, will you give me a cheque for £2, and I will give you the money?"—I think he said, to his wife—I gave him this cheque for £2—on the same day the cheque-book was in a little black bag in the office, and I left it unlocked in the after
<lb/>noon—I took it home at night, and missed four or five forms from the book next day, and this cheque for £40 is written on one of them—it purports to be signed by my firm—it is not signed by me—Mr. Golding has power to sign, but he never exercises it—I have compared the signa
<lb/>ture with that on the cheque which I wrote, and it looks as if the one was copied from the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Trist.</hi> Mr. Mason bought the business of Mr. Gold
<lb/>ing—persons speculating speculate in other names than their own—though your real name is Barrett, there was nothing in your speculating as Fitz gerald.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The book is empty now; the cheques taken out were two cheques from the end—I think I missed them the day before they were presented.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> I have known you since Christmas, and we have been on friendly terms—we spent an evening together once—I told several people about this the day afterwards—I do not know whether I told you—you told me about Mr. Hamilton stealing money from you; he is a friend of mine, and came to the office—I suspected him at the time—he is a speculator—I noticed a few days afterwards that you had shaved, and thought it improved your appearance—I think Trist was at the office previous to you; he was there several times, but I did not see him there after April 4th—I noticed no change in your manner—Trist and you both joined in general conversation, but you were not companions as far as I know—you came in about twelve o'clock on April 4th—I do not remember ever paying you a cheque on my account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The bag was left unlocked on April 3rd in the after
<lb/>noon by accident, it may have been for three hours, or it may have been six—that was the day the cheque was drawn, and I think Trist saw where I took the book from—I took it in front of him, and wrote the cheque in his presence—if I go out in the afternoon either Mr. Elam or the boy is in charge of the office—there is a partition, but Mr. Elam would see anybody come in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoners were not my customers, but Mr. Elam's—I went out twice during the day, once to pay in and once with the prisoner Barrett; it was during that time that I left the bag unlocked—I under
<lb/>stand that Brown is a coal merchant—about 10.30 or 10.45 am. on the 4th I got a message from the bank, and turned to the cheque-book, and found the cheques were gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-74" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GUERIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, Holborn Viaduct—I have made handwriting a study—I have compared the two signatures, "Golding and Co.," on these two cheques for £2 and £40—I believe the signature to the cheque for £40 has been produced by tracing from the cheque for £2—there are some smears on the £2 cheque of the same colour as the ink with which it is written, and I imagine the thin paper was wetted, which caused the ink to run—the signatures are almost identical.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Trist.</hi> I had other documents put before me—I did not see any cheques of Mr. Golding's—it is too close to be the writing of the same person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Tissue paper would be put over the genuine signature while somewhat moist, and gone over with a pen, and the wet on the tissue paper has caused the ink to run a little—I say it is partial tracing because it has moved; if the two signatures are put one over the other the lines at the beginning and the end exactly correspond, but they do not exactly correspond in the middle—nobody ever signs their name exactly in the same way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-75" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS THURTON</persName> </hi>. I am a commissionaire employed at Galbraith, Turton and Co., 8, Austin Friars—on April 4th, about 10.30 a.m., I was near the Marble Arch, and saw Brown with an envelope in his hand—he said, "Have you five minutes to spare?" I said, "Yes"—he asked me if I would take the envelope to the City Bank, and then go to 3, Copthall Buildings—I said, "What will they do at the bank?"—he said, "They</p>
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<p>will give you some money"—he gave me this envelope open—I noticed going up the street that it was not addressed—I put my hand in, and found a cheque for £40 inside it—I went to the City Bank and presented the cheque, but did not get the money—I left it with the cashier, and went to 3, Copthall Court, but did not see the prisoner—he is the man who gave me the envelope, to the best of my belief—he had a long brown coat on, a high silk hat, and a short black beard, not as much as I have—I described him to the police—on April 26th I had instructions to go to Canning Town, and outside the station I saw the prisoner Brown walking as one of the public, and pointed him out to Inspector Downes—I noticed that he had shaved his beard off—the next time I saw him was some time afterwards, in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> "Downes was on one side of the street, and I on the other—the man who gave me the envelope gave me no name—I was not paid for doing this—the man had a black beard—it was not thick or bushy—I fancy there was a cape to the coat—I did not notice any velvet collar or fur—it was a French hat, narrower at the top than the bottom—the conversation lasted scarcely a minute—I described you at the bank as far as I could, and also at Copthall Buildings, and Inspector Downes took it down in writing on Friday—this is it—
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>, "Tall, perhaps 5 ft. 10 in or 6 ft., slight black moustache, black beard, tall stove-pipe hat"—twenty-two days elapsed before I saw this man, who I only saw for a minute.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The person who gave me the cheque did not say why he did not go himself—I do not think I should have gone if I had known it was a cheque—I never saw him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see the hat the prisoner was wearing when he was arrested, but I saw the hat Jennings had, and I believe it was the same—I heard him speak, and I have heard his voice to-day and recog
<lb/>nise it—he spoke to me at Guildhall, and I recognised his voice there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-76" type="surname" value="WHITFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-76" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY WHITFORD</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Brown used to wear a tall hat—I have seen a long chocolate-coloured coat hanging up in the office, I don't know if I have seen him with it on; I know it is Brown's coat; I have seen him hang it up in the office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-77" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA SIMMONS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Albert Goldsmith, fruiterer at 101, Bishopsgate Street—I knew Trist by his passing and repassing, not by name—on a Saturday about six weeks ago, the prisoner came with the cheque, and said, "I am in a rather great hurry; would you have any objection to send a boy to the bank with this cheque for me, to change?"—he handed me this cheque for £'2—I gave it to our boy to take to the bank; the boy came back without the money, but with a cashier from the bank—at four p.m. the prisoner came back for the money—I told him the gentleman from the bank had been down about the cheque, and not know
<lb/>ing his name he would not receive the money—the cheque remained at the bank—on the following Tuesday he came again and asked me to cash the cheque, and offered me 10s. for doing it—my shop is a mile or two from the bank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I asked why you did not go yourself, and you said it was because of your not wanting to be mixed up with your wife's affairs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEMP</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant J</hi>). On 4th May I saw Trist in</p>
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<p>Clapton—I said, "I am a police officer, and shall arrest you for forgery in the City"—he said, "Which case is this?"—I said, "You will hear that when you get there"—I took him to the Old Jewry, where he was charged—during his detention two gentlemen came in, one of whom I recognised as the prosecutor, and Trist said, "Let them pay me what they owe me, and then we will have the forgery."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Trist.</hi> I am quite sure you said, "Which case is this?" not "What case is this?"—this is the note I made directly I got you to Victoria Park Police-station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-79" type="surname" value="DOWNES"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-79" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DOWNES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, City</hi>). I was informed of the forgery of this cheque for £40, and made inquiries about it, in the course of which I saw the commissionaire—on 26th April I went with him to Barking Road, Canning Town, and he pointed out Brown without any assistance or indication—when I noticed Brown coming up the road as a member of the public I went away from the commissionaire—I did not arrest Brown then for reasons of my own connected with the other prisoner—on 4th May I saw Trist at the Old Jewry—I told him I was a police officer, and that he would be charged with being concerned with another man not in custody in forging and uttering a cheque for £40 on the City Bank—I said, "I believe your name is William John Gentle Barrett," and then repeated the charge to him—he said, "I shall not say anything"—when we got to Bishopsgate Station I said to the inspector that five blank cheques were stolen from a cheque-book at the office of Mr. Golding, and that the prisoner on that day asked for a cheque of Mr. Whitford for £2, for the purpose of sending into the country; that he got the cheque, and then invited Mr. Whitford out to have a drink, and that it was believed during that time the cheques were stolen—Trist said, "It was not on that day that we had the drink; it was the day after. That was a drink that had been owing two or three days, and we had it then. I did not steal the cheques. Let them pay me the £7 or £8 they owe me"—the charge was entered and read to him—he made no further statement—I asked his name and address; he refused them—about seven p.m. on 8th May I saw Brown at his father's house, Effingham, Surrey—I said, "I am a police officer from London, and you will be charged, with a man in custody who has given the name of George Trist, otherwise Barrett or Fitzgerald, with forging and uttering a cheque for £40 on the City Bank on 3rd April"—he said, "I know nothing about it; at least I do. Mr. Elam told me about it, and said I should very likely get into trouble as my name was upon the cheque. Beyond that I know nothing. Who says I did this?"—I said, "A commissionaire has pointed you out to me"—he said, "But he could point out anyone. Has he given you a description of me?"—I said, "Yes; he says at the time he believes you were wearing a beard, and I know at that time you had a dark beard"—I had seen him with it—he said, "That is quite right, I took it off because my friends said it made me look old, but I know nothing about it, and I shall be able to prove an
<hi rend="italic">alibi"</hi>—at this time he was clean shaved about the chin—I brought him to London, and he was charged—he said in answer, "I am entirely innocent"—among Brown's effects I found an envelope containing four pawntickets relating to articles of clothing and jewellery; one was for a coat and pair of trousers—I have seen the coat; it is an overcoat—I have sent the duplicate for it to the</p>
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<p>pawnbroker's—the tickets relate to things pledged at the end of March and beginning of April.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Trist.</hi> You said when charged, "How could I have stolen them if I was out at the time?"—I said, "You are not charged with stealing them; I do not say you stole them."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> You said a good deal about Hamilton, but not in answer to anything I said; you said many things coming along—you did not say, "I fancied I might be brought into this case as a witness, but I did not expect this"—you might have appeared not quite to under
<lb/>stand when I mentioned Trist's name, but I did not notice anything in particular—you seemed to know who he was at the finish—there did not seem much hesitation—you did not ask me who he was—I was never in Mr. Elam's office before 4th April—it is not a very large office; I should think it would be crowded with a dozen people—I should think there were seven or eight there when I have been, including persons connected with the office—I do not remember seeing you before 4th April; I saw you when you had a beard near Elam's office—I saw you after April 4th sitting down, speaking to Mr. Elam, once, and once leaving the office—I don't think I saw you after the 7th April—I did not pay much attention to you; I had seen what I wanted of you till I was ready—I did not see "Trist till he was arrested; I never saw you together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I delayed Brown's arrest till Trist could be arrested—this is the duplicate of the coat and trousers found on Brown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-80" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PENTON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Officer</hi>), I took this duplicate to Mr. Bull, pawnbroker, of 25, Bishopsgate Street, tendered it there, and received this brown overcoat—it is made for a cape, but there is no cape to it. (
<hi rend="italic">Brown here said</hi>, "That is my coat, my Lord.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Trist, in his defence, stated that it had not been shown that he knew any
<lb/>thing about Brown; that he had been in the habit of going to Elam's office once in three months and losing his money; that he got the cheque for</hi> £2
<hi rend="italic">to send into the country, but that circumstances prevented him doing so; that he endorsed it, because he considered he had a right to do so, and that asked Mrs. Simmons to cash it.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown, in his defence, said that he had subpoenaed Mr. Elam, who was not there; that he had left his great coat hanging up in Mr. Elam's office the morning before and the morning after the</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th April, and that it was possible someone had put it on and assumed his appearance, and it was a tone of mistaken identity.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-81" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DOWNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There were three remands at Guild-hall—I attended there—on the last occasion Mr. Beard, the solicitor, appeared for Brown—I saw Elam there on two or three occasions—I heard Brown asked if he wished to call witnesses—Mr. Beard said he would not call any witnesses there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. H. WHITFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I know Hamilton—he does not bear the least resemblance to Brown—he is a mutual friend of both prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-493-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">TRIST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY**</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Chelmsford In</hi> 1887
<hi rend="italic">of obtaining money by false pretences, when he was sentenced to Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TRIST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BROWN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-493-18940528 t18940528-493-punishment-25"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18940528-494-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. On receiving 216 yards of cloth and other goods, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940528-494-offence-1 t18940528-name-84"/>Joseph Welch</persName> and Sons, the masters of Reeve, knowing them to have been stolen</rs>, and Reeve to
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<interp inst="t18940528-494-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>stealing the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">REEVE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-494-18940528 t18940528-494-punishment-26"/>recommended to mercy by the prosecutors—Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERTS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-494-18940528 t18940528-494-punishment-27"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940528-495-offence-1 t18940528-name-86"/>Caroline Stride</persName>, a girl under 16.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELDRIDGE</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-89" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN PRESTON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi> 2). On 21st April, at eleven at night, I was called to the Charing Cross Hospital, where I saw the prisoner—I said to him, "Is the woman just brought into the hospital your wife?"—he said, "Yes"—I saw that the woman was dead, and saw the house surgeon—I said to the prisoner, "I wish you to come to Bow Street Police-station, as I wish to make some inquiries into the case"—he was in a state of semi-intoxication—he was able to walk fairly well, and spoke coherently and distinctly—when we got to the station I said to him, "I have brought you here on suspicion of causing the death of your wife"—he replied, "I have not done so. It is a serious crime. Is she dead?"—he was for
<lb/>mally charged with murder by the inspector.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave evidence before the Coroner; I believe on the 23rd.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-90" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I live at 81, Ernan Street, Westminster—on the night of 21st April, between a quarter and half-past ten, I and my husband were going through Spring Gardens—I saw the prisoner and his wife a few yards in advance—when they got to the gate of the Board of Works he said to her, "I will give you something"—they went along, still having words one with the other; they went round the corner where the new buildings are, and he struck one blow only, like that (
<hi rend="italic">describing</hi>)—he struck her on the chest with the fist of his right arm—she said, "Oh," and fell down on her back—they were quite close—she fell with her head towards the building—a young man and woman came up, and lifted her up on her feet—she could not stand—they took her back to Spring Gardens for a cab—I and my husband went home—I spoke to the prisoner—I said, "You ought to be ashamed of yourself, to strike a woman like that"—he replied, "Mind your own business; it has nothing to do with you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was not a very dark place—it was not a dark corner—I was by the back of the prisoner; they were just in front—I gave evidence before the Coroner—I said the same there as I have here—I did not say that I did not see the blow—I saw him hold up his arm, and</p>
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<p>he struck her—I was close by the side of them, a little bit behind—she stood on his left side, and I was on his right—I saw him raise his arm and saw his arm go round towards her, and his fist struck her—the blow was hard enough for a woman to receive from a man—I said before the Coroner that the blow was not too hard—I said I did not think it would hurt her much—I did not think he meant to kill her—he said he would call a cab—I had only had a glass of ale.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-91" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—my attention was first called to the prisoner and the deceased wrangling—I saw him assault her—he raised his right arm, and struck her somewhere in the chest with his closed first—she exclaimed, "Oh!" and fell to the ground immediately—my wife told him he ought to be ashamed of himself for knocking the woman down—he told her to mind her own business; that this was no business of hers—our names and addresses were taken, and we were summoned to the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Coroner that I did not see the blow landed; that is true—I saw him raise his arm and give the blow, but I could not see through his body.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-92" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN VIGLER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Vigler, of 27, Lewisham Street, Storeys Gate—on 21st April I was coming along Spring Gardens and heard a scream, and saw the prisoner and Mrs. Brooks—I said to the prisoner, "Can you afford a cab?"—he said, "Yes, I should like to get one"—a cab was fetched, and she was taken to the hospital—Mrs. Brooks and the prisoner were arguing about the wife—she said, "You did strike her"—he said, "I did not strike her. What if I did?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mrs. Brooks could have heard him say that, as she stood there—I came up after the woman was down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-93" type="given" value="HARRY HARDING"/>HARRY HARDING PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital on 21st April—about eleven the deceased was brought there—she was quite dead—I looked over the body as carefully as I could—I could not then find any marks—on the following Monday I made a post-mortem with Dr. Hartley—I found signs of old disease—the top of the right lung and right side of the liver contained a large cist—one of the large blood vessels had a little patch of disease, slightly advanced—the veins of the neck were rather fuller than ordinarily—none of the things we found were sufficient to account for death, and we were forced to the conclusion that it was due to heart disease, the cause of which we could not be certain of; any sudden shock might produce it—a violent blow in the chest would be likely to bring on heart disease—I should think such a blow given within half-an-hour of death would account for the death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw no sign of any blow, only a bruise on the right elbow—that was not an old bruise—if it could be shown that the woman was constantly fainting, it would show that her heart was more likely to fail under any shock—I should not have judged from the look of her that she was a woman of weak heart—there was nothing to make us think that she was liable to fainting—her condition showed that she had got to her monthly periods—that would make her more susceptible—I was asked before the Coroner if a blow in the pit of the stomach would cause this death—I said I could not say—if a person was taken in this way, without any blow, I should expect to find signs of it in the heart</p>
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<p>itself—frequent complaints of the heart and constant fainting fits would account for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Very great terror would possibly have the same effect—in a certain class of cases stoppage of the heart's action would be due entirely to a blow; in other cases it would be from shock—I think it would depend upon whether death was instantaneous or deferred.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DESBOROUH</persName> </hi> (42
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). On 21st April, about 10.30 p.m., I was crossing the Horse Parade and saw the deceased sitting on the ground near the new Admiralty buildings, and the prisoner standing by her side—Mrs. Brooks said he had struck his wife—he denied having struck her, and called her a lying old cat—I helped the deceased up, and told the prisoner to go home quietly—I sent for a cab, and took some names and addresses—I did not see her into the cab.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The woman on the ground said, "Help me up"—she pointed to the prisoner, and said, "That is my husband; I shall be better directly"—she made no charge against him—he sent a bystander for a cab—at that time she was leaning against the boarding—she was led along to the cab—they had to go about 100 yards to get to it—she was then sensible—she never said that she had been struck.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-95" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CUDDY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police, Inspector</hi>). I was in charge of King Street Station when the prisoner was brought there—he was somewhat the worse for drink—when charged he said, "I have not done so. It is a serious crime. Is she dead?"—after several minutes he said, "I am perfectly innocent"—in reply to a statement made by Mrs. Brooks, he said, "It is impossible for me to strike a violent blow with my right hand; that arm has been broken in three places"—a doctor was sent for to examine his right arm—I saw two small stains of blood on his right hand—he said, "It might be blood; she fell down; I picked her up."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He denied striking her all through—I thought it necessary to send for a surgeon to examine him—I did not examine his arm—I saw the doctor examine him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-96" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NORTON</persName> </hi>. I am deputy divisional surgeon of police—between two and three in the morning of the 22nd April I was called to King Street Police-station—I examined the prisoner's right hand and arm—he resisted a great deal—I flexed the wrist and the joints; they were all perfectly well—he said he was not there to be pulled about by me—he then complained of his right index and middle finger being fixed—there was no evidence of that before—I had heard nothing about his arm being broken; it was in perfectly good condition—the fingers were quite fit to be used—he used a certain amount of force towards me when I examined his arm—it was a fairly strong arm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I first looked at the outline of his arm—I don't know that I noticed it particularly. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness went to the prisoner and ex
<lb/>amined him</hi>)—there is a swelling there—the index finger is a little bent on one side; there is perfect motion enough—I am not able to say that his right arm has not been broken—I don't remember that I was told by the inspector that his arm had been broken in three places.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-97" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of the deceased—I identified her body—they lived tolerably happy together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him eight or nine years—I have his dis
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<p>good; in the reserve six years, conduct good"—for the last ten years he has been on the staff of the Army and Navy Stores—my mother died of heart disease—I never heard the slightest complaint of his treat
<lb/>ment of his wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-98" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK FAULKNER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's brother—two years ago he met with an accident; he fell from a distance on to a sharp box, cutting his head—it was a tremendous cut, and his arm was broken in two or three places, his finger was smashed up and bent—he was taken to the hospital—I have seen him since then—he cannot use his hand for writing as he used to do—he is left-handed, I am left-handed—I have never heard com
<lb/>plaints of his treatment of his wife—they have frequently been to my place, and lived happily—they always went to market together—he took her to the Alhambra that night—before going there she complained of being faint—I did not hear her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I might have seen her about two months before—I lived about a quarter of an hour's walk from them—he was a clerk at the Stores; he had books to keep entries in—he was in the furniture depart
<lb/>ment—he had to book things and write—he had been there ten years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-99" type="given" value="DAISY"/>DAISY TELFER</persName> </hi>. I am a neice of the deceased—we worked together for the last nine months—I have seen her daily—she has complained to me of pains in her heart—I have seen her faint on several occasions—about two months ago she fainted three times—on the day she died she told me she felt very ill, and of pains in her side—I never heard her make any complaints of the prisoner; she always said that he was a very kind husband.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. HUTCHINSON</hi>. I was a friend of the deceased—I have had many conversations with her—I saw her frequently—she complained to me that she had had rheumatic fever, and it left her with a very weak heart—on the day before her death she was not very well; her head was bad—she had rheumatism in her hands; she had not very good health—I have never heard any complaints about his treatment of her—he is a most affectionate man; they lived on affectionate terms.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-100" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA HUBBARD</persName> </hi>. I am sister of the deceased—I know she always suffered with her heart for years—I know that she has fainted away dozens and dozens of times—I always heard her speak most kindly of her husband.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "We made up our mind to go to the Alhambra on the Saturday evening. I found her not very well, and I asked her if she still made up her mind to go; we did go. She had not been there about an hour and a half when she became faint; we started to go home. Going across the park, I asked if she would not rather ride; she said she thought the park would do her good. Going along Spring Gardens she staggered; I put my arm round her to save her, and that is what Mrs. Brooks might have taken for a blow. I never gave her a blow in my life."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment for assaulting and causing bodily harm to the same person, upon which no evidence was offered.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-103" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and live at Fulham—the prisoner is my nephew—he lives in the same house, with his brother and sister—on the evening of the 10th May I came home at ten—the prisoner came in at quarter-past—he went into his own bedroom, and the door was locked—I and his brother Sidney went up, we asked him several times to open the door—he said he would not for anyone—we broke it open with a chisel, and I was fired at twice directly—one bullet went through my arm, and the other at the top of my wrist; I heard about three shots afterwards—the revolver was taken from him by his brother—I was always on friendly terms with him; he is of weak mind—about an hour before this happened I asked if he had gone for a walk—I did not see anything wrong about him—f never let him have his door fastened, because he had once before tried to stifle himself by charcoal—I formed the opinion that he was not accountable for his actions—for a long time he Las not been able to go into any regular employment, he has done nothing for twelve years; he has always been friendly to me and I to him—he has passed in the family as a man wrong in his head—he once did violence to himself—his sister found a box of charcoal, besides several bottles of methylated spirits, secreted in his room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-104" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's brother—I have come to the con
<lb/>clusion that at times he is not responsible for his actions; he has long fits of melancholy, and he has complained of his head; in 1889 he tried to kill himself with charcoal—he had no mental trouble—he has never been able to keep a situation for any length of time—I think he has been found to be incompetent, and not able to fix his mind on his work—he has always been good friends with his uncle and myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-105" type="given" value="HENRY AVELAND"/>HENRY AVELAND ROWE</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner, of 10, Crowdale Road, Fulham—I saw the prosecutor; he had a bullet wound in the left arm—on 17th May, a little after half-past ten in the evening, I saw the prisoner—he was depressed—my opinion was that he was cer
<lb/>tainly not capable of rightly appreciating the act he was committing—he was sullen and melancholy at the same time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I should say that he knew he had wounded his uncle—I had no conversation with him, only a remark or two—he certainly appreciated the nature and consequence of the act—I had only known him by sight—I have only had experience of mental diseases in the ordinary way—I have not been his regular attendant.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEEVAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi>). I was called to the house in question—I found the prisoner in his nightshirt, attended by the two witnesses—I asked him why he had fired the pistol—he said, "I don't know"—he said before the Magistrate that he was not quite right—I had not known him before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-107" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH WEBB</persName> </hi>. I live at Wentworth House, Parson's Green—I have been medical attendant on the prisoner since 1889—in May and June that year I attended him—May was the time when he shut himself in his room and attempted to suffocate himself with the fumes of charcoal—I then gave a certificate for his removal to the infirmary, as a person of unsound mind, and having attempted his life, with a view to having his mental condition inquired into—they discharged him, I think, in about a fortnight—again, in July, 1892, I was called in suddenly to see him; he</p>
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<p>had then threatened to take his own life, or to do for someone in the house—at that time he chased his sister about the house and threatened her—I then again ordered his removal to the infirmary for further inquiry into his mental condition, and he was discharged at the end of from two to three weeks—there was no suspicion of intemperance nor any dis
<lb/>turbance at all—since 1892 I have not seen him, except meeting him out of doors—he was always in the same condition, sullen and melancholy in appearance; I was unable to get him into conversation of any kind.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-108" type="given" value="BLANCHE"/>BLANCHE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's sister, and live in the same house—he suffers from melancholy at times; he is very well for about a week or so, and then he has another attack, which will last sometimes a week, sometimes longer—I once had to go out of the house to avoid him, being afraid of him—I have always been very careful to keep out of his way when he has had these fits on him—we are very good friends—I remember the occasion when he tried to stifle himself with charcoal; I went into his room on that occasion, and found some charcoal and methylated spirits in a box—he has occasionally made some remarks to the effect of making away with himself—he says he has had this revolver five years—I did not know that he had one—uncle and he are very good friends—we have all sympathised with him—very liked him very much, or we could not have borne it so long—it has been a source of very great anxiety.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I only have to say that I have suffered very much from my head; it seems natural. If I am taken care of I shall not do any harm to anybody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-498-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. On unlawfully supplying certain noxious things to certain females for the purpose of procuring miscarriage.—</rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYCESTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended, at the request of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-112" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LEE</persName> </hi>. I am a chainboy to a coalman, at 38, Montagu Road, Hackney Wick—on 21st May, about 6.30 in the evening, as I was standing at the corner of Gainsboro' Road, I saw the prisoner with a child in her arms—she walked deliberately into the River Lea, and fell down on her face, with the child underneath—I went to the boathouse opposite, and got a scull, but I could not reach her with it—I then went for a boat, and I saw the witness McKevitt get a boat and shove it to her side, and he and two men pulled her out—a constable came up—it took full five minutes to get her to—she was unconscious—they got the baby away from her first—she had hold of it the whole time—I noticed her before she jumped in, for about a hundred yards—she did not seem as if she was drunk—she was not staggering at all—I did not notice any
<lb/>thing about her manner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was quite light—she was about a quarter of a mile</p>
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<p>from me when I first saw her—I watched her all the way coming along—I thought she was going to do away with herself—there were not many people about—the water there is about five feet deep; it came over her back where she lay down—she was holding the baby in her arms all the time—she was in the water four or five minutes.</p>
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<persName id="t18940528-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940528-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-113" type="surname" value="KEVITT"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY ME"/>WILLIAM HENRY ME KEVITT</persName> </hi>. I am a glass-blower, and live at Gains
<lb/>boro' Cottages—on the 21st May, about 6.30, I was coming out of doors and saw Lee running across the road—he said there was a female in the water—I went and got a boat and brought her ashore—when we got the senses into her, she asked for her child—she had it in her arms—she kept it in her arms the whole time—she was insensible from four to five minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Her face was in the water—her clothing was keeping her afloat—she did not touch the bottom—the water is four or five feet deep where I got the boat up to her—it is slightly more shallow near the edge, but it is about four feet deep from where she stepped in—as soon as she was conscious she asked for her child—she seemed dazed—two doctors were called—they are not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-114" type="surname" value="WANSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-114" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WANSELL</persName> </hi> (437
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On this evening I was near the bridge—I saw the prisoner after she was got out of the water—she seemed in a dazed condition—I at once sent for a doctor, and he ordered her to the infirmary—the child is about fourteen months old—the first thing she said was, "Where is my baby?"—at the station she paid it was through her husband leaving her that caused her to do it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should say she had not been drinking—being in the river would tend to sober her—from inquiries made I should say she is a widow—I believe she lived at Bethnal Green—I did not smell her breath—she was vomiting all the way up the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw her at the station—she appeared quite sane—I law the man she had been living with; he said he had lived with her for seven years, and he left her on account of her violence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner before the Magistrate said</hi>: "I don't remember it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940528-499-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-499-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited for inquiry.</hi> </rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-500-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing two boxes of wire and other goods, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940528-500-offence-1 t18940528-name-116"/>Henry Stevenson</persName> and another.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RITTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant, City</hi>). In consequence of instructions I went to 48, Milton Street, Spurgeon and Stevenson's warehouse, on 26th April, and kept observation outside for some time—about half-past five I saw the prisoner with a boy and a truck—the truck was left in a court adjoining the premises, and the prisoner went into the warehouse—I saw him come out several times carrying goods, which he placed in the track—he went away, the boy pulling the truck—I followed and stopped him in Moor Lane—I told him I was a police officer, and that anything he said might</p>
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<p>be used in evidence—I asked him for the invoice for the goods he had on the truck—he handed me this invoice for £5 7s.—I said, "There are twice as many goods on this truck as are on this invoice"—Mr. Stevenson came up and spoke to him, and the prisoner said, "There is a slight mis
<lb/>take; I will take them back and have them entered up"—I stopped the truck and found on it, beyond the things on the invoice, three packets of colour, fifteen pieces of muslin, three reams of tissue paper, and two boxes of wire—Spurgeon and Stevenson are artificial florists; they issue unmanufactured goods to makers, who bring them back manufactured—I took the prisoner to the station, and afterwards I went back to the warehouse and arrested Vyeria, and he was charged with the prisoner at the station—the prisoner said he would do anything to settle the matter; he appealed to Mr. Stevenson not to press the case.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not say he was innocent, and that he could explain matters satisfactorily—the goods on the truck were done up in packets—I knew that only half of the goods on the barrow were in the invoice, because of the bulk which had been carried out—I knew what the boxes of tray wire were, and there were two on the invoice, and four on the truck—Mr. Stevenson was close to me the whole of the time—he said to him that the goods were from Spurgeon and Stevenson—I did not hear the prisoner say at the station to Mr. Stevenson, "It is a pure mistake, and if you will be good enough to go into it we shall be able to settle it. I will swear to you there was no dishonest intention"—I did not hear the whole of the conversation, and that might have been said—the prisoner was not there when I charged Vyeria—Vyeria said, "I know there was a slight mistake. I intended to enter them up to-morrow"—I am certain the prisoner did not say he had not looked at the invoice—the prisoner said at once when I stopped him, "If there is a slight mistake, I will go back to the warehouse and have them entered up"—at the station he did not say in my presence that he was innocent—as far as I know he wished to settle it, but he did not assert his inno
<lb/>cence—I was present when the inspector took the charge—I never heard the prisoner say he was innocent—he only said there was a slight mistake, and appealed to Mr. Stevenson to settle the matter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-118" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY STEVENSON</persName> </hi>. I am an artificial flower and feather warehouseman at Milton Street, trading as Spurgeon and Stevenson—we sell the raw material to makers to make up—up to 26th April Vyeria had been in my service for about nine years—he is about twenty one—he sold the flowers to the makers and dealers—up to that time he had borne a good charac
<lb/>ter—I had every confidence in him—Nardie had been a customer for some years—on Wednesday, 17th or 18th April, Hughes said some
<lb/>thing to me, in consequence of which I communicated with the police—during the morning, up to twelve o'clock, which is our busiest time in the material department, Vyeria would call out goods to a lad at the desk for him to take down; but during the afternoon it was not unusual for him or anyone who served material to take this day-book and enter it up himself—on 26th April, about 5.30 p.m., I saw the prisoner go into the warehouse—there would be perhaps two or three people there at the time; Vyeria would be one and Galbraith, and perhaps one or two lads at the desk, entering up flowers to go into the country—the usual number of hands would not be there then be
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<p>it was tea time—I was with Wise when he stopped the prisoner—I asked him if the goods he had in the barrow all came from our place, or where they came from—he said, "Your place"—I said, "All of them?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Have you an invoice for them?"—he said, "Yes"—Wise handed me this invoice, and asked me to check them—I asked him if there was anything in the truck which was not on the invoice—he said, "No; if there is it is a mistake"—I checked the goods and found there were goods to the value of £6 15s. not charged on the invoice—I afterwards looked at the day-book, and found there goods to the amount of £5 7s. entered against Nardie in Vyeria's writing, the same as the in
<lb/>voice—Vyeria afterwards pleaded guilty at the Guildhall Police-court—I examined my stock on 18th, and missed a packet of lawn—the prisoner has been coming to my warehouse two or three times a week perhaps—he has come between one and two, dinner time, and about tea time, the quietest times of the day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are two or three people about between one and two as a rule—Nardie would not pay for goods; there would be a contra account; he would bring back manufactured flowers—he generally owed us money—that is not the usual condition of our trade—people pay for the material they have with manufactured flowers, and if there is any balance to their credit they draw it—I believed Vyeria was thoroughly honest—I have no proof that he had not been honest except in the case of Nardie; I believe he was honest with that exception—he pleaded not guilty at the Police-court—when I saw him I did not tell him that if he pleaded guilty I would do my best to get him let out on his own recog
<lb/>nisances—I said it would be best for him to speak the truth—I do not know if there is a custom of accommodation in our trade—a man bringing a portion of some goods would not be allowed to have the whole of them entered, and then bring the balance the next day—since this case started I have heard it has been done in the case of Quicksley, not in several cases—I did not cease making investiga
<lb/>tions into our books when Vyeria consented to plead guilty—I have not gone through his transactions in our books—I do not think I should have done that if his case had been tried out, to see if he was guilty in other transactions—the whole of the prisoner's business was his father's, and is so still—we trusted the father—I know R. Dunton—I cannot say if he is a perfectly honest man—I have not seen him for a long time—I have my book with entries of goods ordered through Vyeria—I have not got the delivery book of goods sent out—Hughes would not have it—sometimes customers sign for goods when they are sent out—that book could be got—I don't know if Vyeria has been going in for a long course of dishonesty with other people—if an account were against the manufacturer of arti
<lb/>ficial flowers, the seller would have no business to let him have goods and not enter them up in the book until he had brought sufficient flowers to cover the cost of the goods—in the only case I know of where it was done, previous to the goods leaving the house a list was made up and handed to the boy at the desk to enter on the Friday, and they were entered on Monday night and Tuesday morning—I have the entries here—I have not heard that before Christmas the same thing was done in the case of the prisoner—I only heard of this agreement between the prisoner and Vyeria</p>
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<p>on the 18th of last month—from what I have been told I should think it had been going on from Christmas—I don't remember the prisoner saying at the Police-court that he was innocent, that he had no dishonest intention—when he was charged he said that the goods were to be entered up the next day, and he also sent word by the inspector that he wished to speak to me—that was before the case came on—I saw him—he said he wished to speak to me privately, and the inspector told him that anything he wished to say he would have to say in front of him—I said, "Do you wish to say anything?"—he said, "I find I am in a very serious position. Cannot this matter be settled? I will pay you any amount you like to name"—I did not say that at the Police-court, because I was not asked—I don't remember his saying he had no dishonest intention, and that under the circumstances I ought not to prosecute; I will not say he did not say it—if I had known that Vyeria had been dishonest with other people, I should not have adopted the lenient course I did with him—I don't think there was anything dishonest in Quicksley's case; the list was made out before the goods left the warehouse—Vyeria did not understand that if he pleaded guilty to this charge he would not hear anything more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Nardie, senior, is in Court—no entry was made in the day-book of the Quicksley transaction on the day on which the goods went out, but the list was handed in to be entered afterwards; and when it was entered it was a correct entry—we do a fair business—we must trust our salesmen—we could not accurately check our stock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-119" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman in the employment of Spurgeon and Stevenson; previous to this affair I was warehouseman in the artificial flowers department—I have known the prisoner for some time—I said something to somebody in the employment prior to 17th April, after one of the occasions when the prisoner had been there—I saw him come on the 26th; I did not see him served—I saw him put some things on the truck and go away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was never under Vyeria, he was in a different de
<lb/>partment—buyers do not always check goods when they buy, unless it is a small parcel—this which the prisoner bought was a large parcel—I produce our firm's delivery signature book—I know that Mr. Dunton used to be served by Vyeria—it is the practice of our firm for a purchaser to sign this book when goods are sent out—I brought this book with me; it is a book that has been done with, and I have had it in my possession about a month—it belongs to the firm; our packer, Rutland, gave it to me—no one told me to bring it here; I have not done it for any particular reason—I have the pages marked as to which I was going to give evidence; no one told me to do that; I did it with my own free will—the goods entered here to Dunton are not entered in the day-book—another young man knew I had got this book—it is the packer's book; he has to get signatures for goods he has taken out—I find in it on 29th November the signature of Mr. Dunton, "Received one box"—that box does not appear in the day-book—I do not keep the books—I have been through them purposely to find this out—I saw them on the entry desk; we are permitted to enter goods—I told the clerk Blades, who had charge of that book, that I wanted to trace out Dunton's entry—Blades is not here—I did not tell Mr. Stevenson—I really only did it to find out</p>
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<p>what had been taken; I did not see any harm in it—Vyeria said in a letter that he had been led away by the prisoner, and after that I made investigation—on 2nd January, 1893, I find in this signature book a box signed for by Mr. Dunton; that is not entered in the day-book—I have seen Nardie two or three times since he was at the Police-court—I have not got hold of this book at his instigation—I fur
<lb/>nished him with the information about Dunton, and gave him the dates—that was behind my employer's back—on 9th March, 1893, I found a box signed for by Dunton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I made no entries in the signature book myself—the book does not show which of the salesmen sold the goods to Dunton—the prisoner did not ask me to look the book up—I have seen the prisoner's solicitor; the prisoner told me to see him—I showed him the book—I knew he was against my master—I told Mr. Stevenson that I had set a young man to watch the prisoner on the 17th, and he was under the impression that he had seen these goods go out—I told the young man to watch, because I knew there had been something going wrong in the firm—I reckon that Mr. Sinclair had goods—I told the young man to watch the prisoner, because I saw that he and Vyeria were very friendly—I had seen them go together into a public-house in Moor Lane, and my suspicions were aroused—there was nothing else to arouse my suspicions about the prisoner—I spoke to Sergeant Wise about this; I don't know now what I told him—I did not tell him I had seen him taking out more goods than had been booked to him; nothing of the sort—I told Wise I had sent Black to watch, and I had said, "If you see Nardie come in let me know; if you see more goods go out than are entered you let me know"—when they came from tea on 17th, Black said Nardie had been in, and he was under the impression that goods had gone out—I spoke to my master the following day—I showed this book to the prisoner's solicitor, because I thought Vyeria had acted under a cloak—he said in his letter he had only been doing this for about six months, or something to that effect, and that he had been robbing my master in other cases than the prisoner's—I told my master about Sinclair; I told him the same day as I told him about the prisoner—I did not men
<lb/>tion anything else—that was before I had seen the prisoner's solicitor, and taken him the book—I went to the prisoner's solicitor, rather than to my master and his solicitor, because I thought that the prisoner was being very hardly dealt with, because of Vyeria saying in his letter that the prisoner had led him away, and so on—I did not think it hard that the prisoner should be caught, and the other men get off—I thought it hard that the prisoner should get caught on this, and then have Vyeria's evidence as well to say that he was the man that led him away, and that Vyeria had only been doing it for six months—I thought it hard that Vyeria should get off cheap, and that the prisoner should not—I have not been very friendly with the prisoner—I have not been out with him or his friends—I have seen him about three times since he has been out on bail—I saw him on Saturday afternoon in Pitfield Street, and went with him towards his house—Black told me he thought he saw the prisoner take the goods; I thought from that that something was wrong—I went to his house after I had been to the Police-court, and after Wise and Mr. Stevenson had given evidence—I thought Vyeria had been doing it with others—</p>
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<p>no one has paid me for this amateur detective work—I only went to the solicitor's office once, and that was last Saturday week—I took this book with me, and I said Vyeria had robbed the firm before this particular time, and I gave them the dates of Dunton's.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Constable</hi>). I took the prisoner in a cab to the Guildhall Police-court on Friday, 27th April—when we got to the door we saw Mr. Stevenson—the prisoner said to him, "I wish to say a few words to you in private"—I said, "What you have to say to Mr. Stevenson will have to he said in my hearing"—he said, "I wish you would withdraw the charge, as I feel I am placed in a very awkward position. I will do anything to compromise the matter; in fact, I will sacrifice anything."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say he had no dishonest intention—I took no notes—the prisoner did not say anything about an explanation—I have had two cases since—I always trust my memory.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I gave evidence at the Police-court on 1st May.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-121" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR VYERIA</persName> </hi>. I live at 50, Clement Street, Bermondsey, with my parents—I am twenty-two—I have been in Messrs. Spurgeon and Steven
<lb/>son's employ for nine years; for about four years as salesman—I have known the prisoner for some time—I was charged with stealing these goods, value £6 15s. 10d., from my master—I pleaded guilty before the Alderman, and was bound over to come up for judgment—on 26th April the prisoner came to the office—I was in my department—two boys were at the desk making out invoices, and someone else was there, and I think the others were at tea, or gone—the prisoner delivered some goods, and said he wanted some preparations—I served him with some—I made out this invoice—I served him with other goods besides those on the invoice: two boxes of tray wire, three packets of colour, pieces of muslin, and three reams of tissue paper—I made this entry in the day-book—I let him have those goods in pursuance of an arrangement made between him and me about six or seven months ago, when he came and said his father was going away and had left him in debt, and he wanted to clear it off if possible, and if I could do anything for him he would see what he could do for me—I did see what I could do for him, and I did what I did on April 26th, and at various times before then—he came to the warehouse sometimes only once a week, very seldom oftener; he had been away for a month or more—he did not every time he came have goods which were not invoiced; he had them about every other time—the money he made was supposed to be shared equally between us—I have had about £15 or £16 from him—I should say he has had between £40 and £50 worth of stuff from me which was not invoiced, under the arrangement, and which my master has lost—I gave Quicksley goods without invoicing the, but they were entered correctly two or three days afterwards—before I pleaded guilty I wrote this long letter to my master, by the advice of my people at home—I wrote this letter in consequence of the prisoner coming to my house on Sunday and saying: "I want you to come back with me; I want you to write out a statement"—he had got this written down in black lead, and he asked me to copy it, and I took it down at his dicta
<lb/>tion—he took it away, saying, "I will copy this and give it to the solicitor"—that was on the Sunday after I was charged, the 29th—I afterwards spoke to my people, and then wrote this letter to Mr. Steven
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<p>—I have not robbed my master in respect of anybody but the prisoner, neither before our interview of six or seven months ago nor after.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made a list of all the goods the prisoner took away on 26th April—I did not always do so—I don't know what has become of my list—I made it on Saturday or Sunday after proceedings were begun—I made no list before he took the goods away; I knew what he had—I have accommodated people previously, and then I have made a list of the goods—I had fraudulent transactions with the prisoner from Christmas—I know Mr. Dunton—I do not know his writing—I see in this book, 29th November, 1892, a signature Dunton, "Received one box"—I cannot remember if I served Dunton with that box—he was my customer; I always served him—there is no trace in the day-book of this box delivered on 29th November, 1892—I cannot say what the explana
<lb/>tion of it is—I see the signature Dunton in the delivery book on 22nd January, 9th March, and 18th August, 1893; there is no trace of those in the day-book on those days or about that time—it was a common prac
<lb/>tice for me to keep back entries of goods sold, and enter them up when more goods were brought in—I could not say if I have accommodated nine or ten people in that way—I cannot say for certain if I always made a list of the goods; sometimes I would trust to my memory—I have not frequently taken money for goods and not entered them in the day-book in other cases than the prisoner's; I should not swear I had not done it, I may have; I do not remember—I did not believe when I pleaded guilty that no other charges would be gone into—I did not say to Hughes that I would swear black was white and white was black if the rest was not gone into if I could get out of this job—I know Wheatmeal by sight, not by name; he used to work for the prisoner—I did not suggest to Wheatmeal that if he would bring his cash to me I would let him have the goods very cheap—I asked him at the Police-court what he was doing there—I did not say to him, "I don't care what I do to get out of this; Australia for me"—after my arrest I saw Mr. Stevenson, and had a conversation with him, and after that I had a conversation with the prisoner—I did not say to him, "If we both plead guilty we shall only be bound over"—I said, "It is best to plead guilty"—he did not say, "I will not plead guilty; I am innocent"—I will swear he did not tell me he was innocent—I did not say, "What does it matter? we shall not have anything done to us"; nothing of the kind—I did not know that I should probably be released on recognisances—I may have said to the prisoner, "I will not run any risks; I have been in prison, and I have had a taste of it"—I did not understand from Mr. Stevenson that if I did not plead guilty there would be an inquiry into all my transactions on behalf of the firm—I thought there might be—that was not why I pleaded guilty—it was not the fear of an inquiry into my past transactions which made me plead guilty—the statement the prisoner wrote out was for me; the statement that I intended to enter the goods up next day was entirely his doing; he dictated it to me. (
<hi rend="italic">This statement was read. It concluded</hi>: "I had no idea of doing anything wrong. It was merely a matter of obliging Nardie, whom I had known for years as a customer")—the prisoner did not suggest the whole of the statement—the part about the place being watched by detectives is my own; I told that to the prisoner, and he had it written in—all the state
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<p>was written at the same time—I don't know why a gap was left—I don't think he dictated the part about the detectives; he dictated all the rest—I suggested that I intended to enter up the goods the next day—I did not, in fact, intend to enter them the next day—the moment I was arrested I said, "I intended to enter those up to-morrow"—when the prisoner ordered the goods I asked him whether he was bringing any other goods next day—I did that before allowing him to take away the amount he ordered—I should not have allowed him to take away goods to the value of £12 unless he had told me he was bringing goods next day—the transactions between us were not honest, and I have pleaded guilty only to avoid previous transactions being investigated—I should not always serve Dunton—it is a long time since he has done business with us; I cannot say how long—I see an entry to him here of 12th September, 1893; I was salesman then in that depart
<lb/>ment—salesmen serve anyone that comes in; I was not the only one there—if I said before I always served Dunton it was not true—I did not always serve him—perhaps Mr. Stevenson might serve him, or someone else—I did not ask Wheatmeal at the Police-court not to say anything of what had taken place between me and him; that is quite untrue—I saw Mr. Stevenson on the Monday, and on the same day I wrote a letter, in which I pleaded guilty, because my sister advised me to do so—I saw her about nine o'clock in the City—we came up together to see Mr. Steven
<lb/>son; I saw him alone; she waited outside—he said, "If you plead guilty I will do my best. I will come up and speak for you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Stevenson and I served customers in that depart
<lb/>ment, and if we were not there two boys would serve—if I was there I would usually serve Mr. Dunton; if I was not there, or serving another customer, he would go to one of the boys—I saw the prisoner on the Friday and Saturday, and talked the matter over with him, and when I went to see him on Sunday he produced this paper for me—I should think this £6 15s. was about the biggest amount the prisoner had ever had, and I was cautious—goods given to other people have been entered in the book; there are contra accounts—I have never taken money of my master from any other customer than the prisoner and stolen it—nothing was paid by the prisoner in respect of this transaction—I was convicted at Norwich Police-Court of indecent behaviour, and sent to prison—I was then seventeen years old.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-122" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY STEVENSON</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have examined this delivery signature book—it is kept by the porters to get signatures for goods when they are delivered; but goods sold and delivered to customers in the house are not signed for—this book has nothing to do with the salesmen, and they know nothing about it; it is simply for the porter—the state
<lb/>ment of Vyeria, "I received instructions from Mr. Stevenson to let Nardie have less goods out than he brought in, as the balance of the account was against Nardie," applies not only to the prisoner, but to people that have accounts with us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-123" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD NARDIE</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's father—the business where he works is mine—he is paid a salary of 30s. a week, and commission on all the weekly business—I went to Italy—I did not leave him to pay a lot of debts; some money was owing in the regular business way—when I</p>
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<p>was in Italy the business always remained mine—my books are outside the Court—I believe entries were made in them when I was away, as they had been before I left, and they show the prisoner's salary—we cannot check goods on the spot when we buy them; I have never done so during the thirty years I have been in business; we check them when they are brought home—the prisoner has been with me in business ever since he left school, some nine or ten years—he is now twenty-four—I have always found him honest—no complaint has been made against him before—if he took goods without paying for them I should think the business would benefit, not he.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to Italy about eleven months ago, I believe in June or July, and I came back a fortnight ago—I owed money in the way of trade; less than £200 or £300, I should say, speaking from memory—that money has been owing, I daresay, for the last ten or twelve years; goods go in, and the debts are increased—I daresay I was worth as much as I owed when I went away, perhaps more—I was able to pay my trade debts, had I realised all I possessed; I don't think I could have paid without realising—Mrs. Nardie was in charge of the business when I went away—the prisoner was helping her—he was the traveller of the firm—if I checked the goods I should notice if I had three boxes of wire on my truck when I had only ordered one—if I saw it I should acknow
<lb/>ledge it, but it was not always noticed—it would depend on the state of my mind whether I should notice that I had £12 worth of goods when my invoice only showed £5 7s.—I should notice it, perhaps, if my mind was on it; I should if I looked at the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> In ready money transactions I check on the spot, but I never do so in contra accounts; I check them at home—that is the rule of the trade—I have found mistakes in invoices on both sides—I don't remember Spurgeon and Stevenson sending more goods—I do not know of any business where mistakes are not made—I made a mistake in Spurgeon and Stevenson's account yesterday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-124" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET BOWEN</persName> </hi>. I have been in the employ of Mr. Nardie, senior, for two years—I check goods with the invoice when they come in; I have done that since Christmas—it was my duty to check with the invoice all goods that came from Messrs. Stevenson; no one else ever checked the goods—I have checked every lot that came in—I have never found more goods brought in than were on the invoice, so that no goods could have previously been given to the prisoner on the accommodation principle, as it is called.</p>
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<persName id="t18940528-name-125" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FRY</persName> </hi>. I am in Mr. Nardie's employ—I know when goods are brought from Spurgeon and Stevenson's—so far as I know, the prisoner has never brought those goods home alone—I have been there just over a year—I have gone with him to Spurgeon and Stevenson's, and wheeled the goods home—we have never stopped on the way and given goods to anyone else—Miss Bowen checked them—I. Rougier, and Grimsdale are the only persons employed by Nardie who would wheel the truck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not always go with the prisoner—I do other things than wheel the truck.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-126" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ROUGIER</persName> </hi>. I am in the prisoner's employ—I never knew the prisoner bring home goods alone in a truck—I have wheeled goods home for him on a good many occasions—I have never received instructions to</p>
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<p>leave goods away from Nardie's business—I took the goods to be checked by Miss Bowen—I had the goods on a barrow or truck, or sometimes I carried them—I wheeled them straight to the firm, to the ground floor—I took the truck straight to the shop, and Miss Bowen is on the ground-floor, at the shop—as a rule, the truck is left outside the door, and she can see it from where she is at work; I bring the goods off the truck inside the shop, and she checks them at once.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-127" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GRIMSDALE</persName> </hi>. I was the lad with the prisoner at the time of his arrest—I never knew him wheel the truck alone—he has never in
<lb/>structed me to deliver goods on the way home—I have always taken them straight to the business, and they have been checked by the warehouse girl—the prisoner used to take the invoices to her—I did not stop to see her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> All I did was to wheel the barrow as the prisoner told me—he paid my wages—on the day of his arrest the prisoner brought the things out of the warehouse, and put them on the truck—he came several times with them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I always came straight from Stevenson's to Nardie's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-128" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am in Nardie's employ—there is no one else in the employ who goes to Stevenson's except Rougier, Grimsdale, and myself—I have never known the prisoner wheel the barrow—I have wheeled it—when I reached the front door the goods were delivered to the ware-house girl, who saw they were right.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Three witnesses deposed to the prisoner's good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">on account of his previous good character and his youth.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended Spiers.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-131" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY IRETON</persName> </hi>. I live at 102, Warrener Gardens, Battersea—I took out this postal order for 20s., payable to Mr. B. Reed, 50, Fermoy Road, Westbourne Park, and put it in a letter which I posted to that address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-132" type="given" value="BEAUMONT"/>BEAUMONT REED</persName> </hi>. I live at 50, Fermoy Road, Westbourne Park—I never received the letter from Mr. Ireton with the postal order for 20s.—I did not sign this postal order, nor authorise anyone to sign it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-133" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOXHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a police-constable attached to the General Post Office—I found the prisoner at 311, Harrow Road, and told him I was a police-officer, and showed him two postal orders for 1s. each—I said, "You were seen to sign and present these orders at the Woodfield Road Post-office on April 30th"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Where did you get them from?"—he replied, "From a customer who works at Whiteley's"—I said, "What is his name?"—he said, "I don't know"—I said, "When did you see him last?"—he said, "Last Tuesday"—I said, "Then you have seen him since you were spoken to about those theatre tickets?"—he said, "Yes"—those were two tickets stolen from a letter that was traced to him—I said, "Did you ask him for his name?"—he said, "No"—I said, "Why not?"—he said, "I did not think it worth</p>
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<p>while"—I said, "Then you got the post-office orders from the same man that you got the theatre tickets from?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "You will have to accompany me to the General Post Office—he went there, and to the secretary's office, where Mr. Woodard saw him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went with Mr. Shaylor, who is also attached to the Post Office; we are both Metropolitan Police-officers—we told Spiers we were policemen—we did not tell him he would be charged with having changed stolen postal orders—when I said, "You will have to come with us to the Post Office," I think he said, "I can't, because there is no one else in the shop"—I may have said, "There is no 'can't' about it"—I told him to get his hat, and followed him upstairs to get it—he was not out of my sight from the time I went into the shop until we left for the Post Office—I told him he would have to go to the Post Office—I think if he had said he would not go, I should have taken him—I did not know at the time if he was going to be charged—he could have told me if he liked that he would not go to the Post Office; but I should have taken him there, whether he said so or not, and if he had resisted I might possibly have called on persons to assist me—he offered practically no objection to going with me—I was not in uniform.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-134" type="given" value="FREDERICK WM"/>FREDERICK WM. WOODARD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Confidential Department of the Secretary's Office, General Post Office—I was entrusted with the case of McCarthy—in consequence of what I heard, Spiers was sent for, and I had a conversation with him—he was not then in custody; I did not give him into custody till I had completed my examination of him. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">objected to the statement made by Spiers being given in evidence upon the ground that it had been elicited from him when he was in custody of the police. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that Spiers was not actually in custody at the time the statement was made, and that there
<lb/>fore the evidence was admissible.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">then said that Spiers would withdraw his plea, and he having stated in the hearing of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">that he was guilty, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">found him</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">received an excellent character from a neighbour and from an uncle who had em
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<hi rend="largeCaps">McCARTHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received an excellent character; and his father promised to send him out of the country within a week after his being set at liberty.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SPIERS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">McCARTHY</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18940528-502-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. On making false entries in a cash-book belonging to his employers, the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940528-502-offence-1 t18940528-name-136"/>Metro
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY AND C. F. GILL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940528-name-138" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-138" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR POWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the City Bank, Threadneedle Street—on March 7th a person whom I have since seen tried here (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 458) brought this cheque for £3 12s. 6d., purporting to be signed by a customer of ours, Antony Coats—the person who wrote this signature has put the banker's mark of cancellation—the woman was taken in custody and tried—the writing is a clumsy imitation of Mr. Coats' writing and is on a cheque supplied to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-139" type="given" value="ANTONY"/>ANTONY COATS</persName> </hi>. I am a lace manufacturer in the City, and live at 24, Mildmay Road—Ellen Edmunds was my servant there—this cheque has been taken from the middle of my cheque-book; this is not my signature—I missed the cheque when the woman Bartolomi was brought.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A month's wages were due to Edmunds—they were detained because in February we realised that she had got into bad com
<lb/>pany and was given to drink, so we retained the money by the advice of the matron of Holloway Infirmary, where she came from—she had been coming home at night worse for drink; she wanted to go out as a day worker, which we knew would be utter ruin to her—the first month's money was not due when we said that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know the persons with whom she had been when she came home drunk—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is one of my genuine cheques.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940528-name-140" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-140" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN EDMUNDS</persName> </hi>. I was a servant in the employ of Mr. Coats—I was there in March, and am there still—I knew a woman named Bartolomi before she lived with the prisoner; she waited at a coffee-shop, and I used to go backwards and forwards there—I do not know that she was living with the prisoner in March—I knew it a week before this happened—in February I went to 47, Harrisson Street, where they lived together as man and wife—she was passing as Mrs. Rickard—I was in a public-house with them, and had something to drink—I said that I could not treat them, because my master had not paid me for two months, but he had got some cheques, and had not changed them—the prisoner said, "Get me one, and I will change it"—Mrs. Rickard was there, but I do not think she heard the conversation—he asked me for an old cheque to copy—I took a cheque, and an old one to copy, and sent them by post to Harrisson Street, and saw the prisoner and the woman about an hour afterwards—next day, March 7th, I heard that Mrs. Rickard had got into trouble—I went to the Police-court, and afterwards to this Court, and she was tried and convicted—I did not see the prisoner after the day I took the cheque, or when the woman was tried here—the next time I saw him was when he was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was eighteen last Saturday—I knew Bartolomi very well—I was paid my money up to December, and was annoyed at not being paid in February—I was the first to remark that my master had cheques at home, and had not changed them—I only meant to tell him that I had not got my money until he changed them—I did not mean any wrong when I said it—I have never told anyone that I have been in trouble—I went to the Home after I was taken bad—I was not in a situation; I had never been in a situation before—I went into Mr. Coats' service on 11th August—I had been at St. Thomas's Home before that for ten months—before I went to the Home I went out selling flowers in</p>
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<p>the street—I was living with a young woman—my parents are not alive—I knew Bartolomi when she had her first child; that was when I was selling flowers—I was never charged with anything before—I knew per
<lb/>fectly well that I was doing wrong when I took this cheque; I was stealing it—when I said that my master had some cheques I did not intend to take one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I took the cheque, and sent it by post to the prisoner on a Tuesday, and I gave evidence before the Alderman on the following Tuesday, and repeated the same account here when the woman was tried.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-141" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY SPARKS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Sparks, a harness-maker, of 47, Harrison Street, Gray's Inn Road—I know the prisoner by the name of Rickels; he lived at my house for two months up to March last—he only had one room—he lived by himself for a little while, and then a woman joined him and lived with him as his wife—she was not arrested at my house, but out of doors—I heard of it the same day—the prisoner left the house that day, and I did not see him again—he did not tell me he was going, or leave any address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not the landlady; I am a lodger in the kitchen—there are live or six other lodgers—the landlady is not here—neither she nor the landlord lived in the house—I pay my rent to Mr. Glass, of Judd Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-142" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HOLMES</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">City Detective-Sergeant</hi>). Frances Rickard was in my custody on March 7th, and I went that day, at seven o'clock, to 47, Harrisson Street, to try and find the prisoner—I also went to 90, Judd Street, and ascertained the room which Frances Rickard had occupied—I found a child in bed, but the prisoner was not there—I kept observation on the house for some time—the woman was remanded twice, and on May 5th about one o'clock I saw the prisoner enter 90, Judd Street—I followed him in, and said, "Your name is Rickard?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "You will be charged with a woman named Rickard with forging and uttering a cheque for £3 12s. 6d. in March last—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I said, "You know the woman Rickard"—he said, "I know nobody"—shortly afterwards he said, "Yes, she is a bad lot"—I took him to the station and charged him—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have ascertained that the child is the child of the woman Bartolomi—about twelve o'clock that night the prisoner's brother-in-law and sister took the child away in order that it should not be left there all night, and it was with them three weeks afterwards—I used to see it when I was making inquiries—the prisoner is a man of good character—he works in hair for his mother—she is a wig-maker—this woman only lived two months with the prisoner—she gave her address at Judd Street when she was arrested.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-145" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MACK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Mack, of 118, Wenlock Street, Hoxton—the prisoner has been living in my house four months, and a week, on the top floor—on May 22nd I placed a bowl of chloride of lime on the landing, as there was a bad smell; the prisoner came down</p>
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<p>at four o'clock and went to the yard door and about two stairs down, and hallowed out what man I had got downstairs, and where my son was—I said I had no man, only my little boy—he came down and said he would show me what he would do with me—he ran upstairs, and I saw his wife on the stairs, and while I was speaking to her he took the bowl of chloride of lime and threw it over me—my husband came home, and I gave the prisoner in charge—my face was burnt—Dr. Page exclaimed me the same evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I saw a chemist first; I think his name is Long; that was after five o'clock—you had no right downstairs; I was afraid of you, and shut myself in my breakfast-parlour—I followed you upstairs to go to the street door, because I was frightened—the bowl was left there, because the first floor lodger complained of a bad smell of the slops in your room—I always kept the landing window open—you were not throwing the chloride of lime out at the window, the window was closed half an hour before—I did not meet you on the stairs and say "How dare you open the window?" nor did I dare you open it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I said before the Magistrate, "I did shut the window after you opened it," but that was half an hour before; he was not there—then he was in the yard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-146" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 2, Kingsland Road—on May 22nd, about 6.30, I examined Mrs. Mack at the police-station—she was suffering from burns on her face and neck and a bruise under her right eye by some
<lb/>thing having struck her—the burns were caused by chloride of lime, and there was chloride of lime scattered about her hair—if it had gone into her eyes it would probably have blinded her—she is disfigured a little, but it will pass away, I think.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bruise on the right side of her face would not be from a rebound, but from a direct blow.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-147" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARKELL</persName> </hi>. (272
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>) On May 22nd, at 6.45, I went to Mrs. Mack's house, and saw white stuff on her face, hair, and clothes—I took the prisoner into custody; my opinion is that he was recovering from drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the magistrate</hi>: "I went downstairs to the closet. On my own way down I opened the staircase window. As I came back, the prosecutrix faced me; she was furious, and said she would not have the window opened; she closed it suddenly, and the lime struck the window sash. There was not sufficient lime to cover her as she was covered an hour an a half afterwards, when the doctor saw her".</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> Mrs. Mack is most violent women. I thought it was necessary to have the place ventilated, and opened the window. I was going to throw the lime out at the window, she closed it again, and the bowl struck the window frame and splashed in her face. She stood there screaming three or four minutes, but never complained about being struck by the bowl or by the lime, and I had no idea she was hurt by it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. offered no evidence.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRUCE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELDRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. AVORY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Inspector</hi>). On March 14th the prisoner came voluntarily to the Old Jewry with his solicitor, not by arrangement, and surrendered—I said that I held a warrant for his arrest for obtaining thirty Alhambra shares by false pretences from Mr. Debenham, and also incurring a debt and liability to the same amount—the solicitor read the warrant, he made no reply—he was taken to Moor Lane Station and charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The warrant had only been granted the day before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-153" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DEBENHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a stockbroker of 4, Copthall Court—I was the petitioning creditor in the prisoner's bankruptcy—I have had a good many transactions with him from August, 1892, to September, 1893—on September 4th he purchased thirty Alhambra shares for £663 10s.—I knew he was not a man of very large capital, and our rule is to allow him to take away the transfer to get the money from various clients—he would bring back the transfer, or a cheque, he being a stock and share dealer—I am a member of the Stock Exchange—I understood he was acting for customers and clients of his own—these shares were bought for the account of September 15—I received a transfer ticket in the name of F. Watney Dutton and Co., for the thirty Alhambra shares—William Heath Bailey is the transferee—he brought or sent this memorandum; it is in his writing—the transfer was ready on the 15th; this is it—it was duly executed and delivered to the prisoner, and the shares were transferred accordingly—the transfer is dated September 27, when I gave it to the prisoner—in all probability that is when the transferee executed it—between September 15th and 26th I had various conversations with the prisoner—I wanted my money—he said he could not give me the money at present, because he could not get it from Mr. Bailey—the transfer was sent for on the 26th, and handed to the prisoner's clerk by my permission; and the prisoner called that afternoon and brought me his own cheque for £663 10s., which was paid into my bank and returned, marked "Not sufficient"—I parted with the transfer believing he was in a position to get the money from Mr. Bailey and pay me—I produce the prisoner's day-book, and find, on 11th July, this memorandum: "W. H. Bailey, Esq. By sale to you of 50 Alhambra shares at £22. 10s. per share, £1,125," and on the same folio, on the credit side, I find, "James Debenham, July 11th. To purchase from you of eight Alhambra shares at 22 1/2, £178"—on August 16th here is another entry showing that he bought four more Alhambra shares from me at 22—on September 8th here is, "To purchase from you of thirty Alhambra shares at 22 3/4 "—on July 11th here is a credit to Mr. Bailey in the ledger of £200, on August 19th of £498 8s., and on August 31st of £404. 78. 6d.—I produce the different receipts and counterfoils showing that he received these sums.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I came into possession of the books as trustee on his bankruptcy—the receiving order was made on 24th November; my petition against him was dated November 10th or 11th—I did business with him for more than twelve months—I was not aware during the</p>
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<p>whole of that time that he was a man without any capital, or that he was hard up; I knew he was not a man of large means, but I thought he was thoroughly solvent—there was practically no credit given—he was doing business with numbers of people besides me—I have held over his cheques on one or two occasions by special arrangement; I cannot say that they were for small amounts, but they would not be very large, because I should not trust him—I frequently saw him after the return of the cheque from his bank, and I received letters from him—he paid me £100 of the amount on October 2nd—I threatened civil proceedings, and on October 11th I issued a writ for the balance, £563 10s., and afterwards realised some securities of his which I held—I realised about £30 on them, and there was a dividend of £6 8s. which I got on the Alhambras, which belonged to him—I gave him credit for it, and for £2 8s. 6d. which was due to him for commission—having done all that I presented a petition against him in bankruptcy, and was appointed trustee, and made a report to the Court with a view to his being prosecuted—I have no doubt that it was on my report that the Bankruptcy Court ordered the prosecution—I left it to the solicitor as to whether the prisoner was to see the books; an application to see them was made at the Mansion House—it was granted, and he has inspected them—I am not aware that he had applied before and had been refused—if I said at the Mansion House that I had referred him to my solicitor that was true—the shares were not delivered to him on the 15th, because he told me he could not get the money, and he told me so again between the 15th and the 26th—on the 26th, when I delivered the transfer, I did not believe he had received the money from Mr. Bailey, but Mr. Bailey might bring the money to his office, and ask for the transfer—I thought either that Bailey had come down and paid the money, or that Dutton was going to send the transfer up; that is the usual course—I thought Bailey might have come himself or sent a messenger—I believed he had got the money from Bailey—in one case I sent the share certificate and received the cheque in a few days; it happened that the shares went into the hands of a client of mine, and I could very well trust him to send the money to the defendant—those were Tavistock Hotel shares; I gave it to him on Fri
<lb/>day, September 15th, and received the cheque on the following Tuesday, September 19th—on 17th or 18th July I sent the defendant a transfer for fifty London Pavilion shares, and received a cheque for £328 13s. 1d. from him on July 21st—that is another instance where the cheque came two or three days after.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The rule is that the transfer would be sent out in the morning, and at night either a cheque sent or the transfer returned—the prisoner was asked to pay for the shares on several days—I heard you gave him the opportunity of seeing the books at the Mansion House, and he has had the opportunity—it was part of my duty as trustee to report to the Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. On 15th September the prisoner paid for stock £98 10s.; on the 16th, £149 5s.; on the 19th, £216 and £47 and £88 12s. 6d.; on the 22nd, £90 15s.; on the 25th, £134 18s. 6d.; and on the 26th this cheque was returned—I produce the pass-book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-154" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES L'ENFANT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the High Court of Bankruptcy, and produce the file in these proceedings—the petition is dated November</p>
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<p>11th, 1893, for £511 12s. 4d.—the receiving order was made on November 24th—the liabilities amount to £2,616 10s. 10d., and the assets to £7 7s. 6d.—the bankrupt is described as F. Watney Dutton and Co.—the public examination took place on January 15th, 1894—the trustee's report is on the file—the order to prosecute was made in March, 1894—I have the notes of the public examination—this is a transcript of the shorthand notes; it is signed, "F. Watney Dutton"—there is an affidavit on the file, made by the bankrupt verifying the shorthand notes; it is sworn by him, and signed by the Registrar in accordance with the practice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The order to prosecute is limited to Debenham's case—he has passed his public examination.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. DEBENHAM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The signatures at the bottom of these sheets are the defendant's writing, and also to the transcript of the short-hand notes. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELDRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">here read portions of the transcript.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-155" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM R. RAWLINGS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Brown, Janson and Co., of Laurence Pountney Lane—the prisoner kept an account there; this is a copy of it—on March 26th the amount to his credit was £39 8s. 1d. in the morning and £27 16s. 11d. at night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Between the 14th and 30th September he paid in £1,262 17s. 8d. to his account, and drew cheques to Mr. Debenham amounting to £753 16s. 7d.—the account went on to November 24th, when 13s. 10d. was left for commission, and the account was closed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Before September 15th he paid in £1,262 17s. 8d., and drew out afterwards £1,262 3s. 10d.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case to go to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">as Mr. Debenham admitted that at the time he sent the transfer he believed that Mr. Bailey had paid, and as the cheque was not sent till hours after the transfer was delivered, the transfer was not parted with on the faith of the cheque.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELDRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">was heard in reply, and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the credit was obtained at the time the stock was purchased, and from that moment the defendant was liable, and could be civilly sued, and it was not suggested that at that moment there was anything wrong; but afterwards being in difficulties, he drew this cheque, and there
<lb/>fore there was no case to go to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner stated in the hearing of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">that he wished to plead guilty.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940528-507-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 two other indictments for forging acceptances to bills for</hi> £22 17s. 6d.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> £25.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN BENJE</hi> (75)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940528-508-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-508-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a deed, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASSMORE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FARRANT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Benje.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN FRANCIS"/>WILLIAM JOHN FRANCIS BLINN</persName> </hi>. I live at Craven Hill Lodge, Hyde Park, and am of no occupation—I first saw Benje in March, 1892, and this conveyance was executed. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated April</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">between Benje and the witness, find Thomas Beeves Clifford, of</hi> 102,
<hi rend="italic">Harrow Road, Paddington, whereby Benje agreed to sell them all his interest in Wenlock Farm, now called the John Mobbs' estate, for</hi> £1,000.)—No. 49, Whit
<lb/>more Road, is within that conveyance—I also executed this agreement, dated April 14th, 1892. (
<hi rend="italic">This was between the same parties, and stated that notwithstanding the absolute sale, in case of recovery the proceeds are to be divided into three parts, that each party might receive a third.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FARRANT</hi>. I met Benje at Mr. Clifford's office, not by appointment—I did not know he was coming—Mr. Clifford is a house agent—he did not mention Benje's name, but he came into the office while I was there—Benje explained to me that Mobbs' estate be
<lb/>longed to him—I said, "How can you prove it?"—he said, "I have deeds and documents to prove it, and, if I can find somebody to finance me, I will take it up"—he said, "I will call again to-morrow about 10.30 or eleven, and will you be there?"—I said I would finance him if it turned out right—I think I went to Somerset House with him at eleven or twelve o'clock; at any rate, he was there—he gave me the date of John Mobbs' will, and I searched and was satisfied—I did not see Carter's will, but he said he had it and could produce a copy—we met again next morning—he asked for some money as he was hard up, and I gave him 10s.—he produced a copy of John Carter's will, and a copy of a convey
<lb/>ance—I did not see the original, but he said he had it in his box, and said he had all the pedigree of Mobbs—I was quite satisfied with what he told me—I did not take any security for the 10s.—we made a verbal arrange
<lb/>ment that I should finance him as he required money; there were several deeds which he said we should find, but we did not—I asked for a certifi
<lb/>cate; he said we were certificate mad—I spent, I should say, some £100 before the deed was signed, to supply him with cash for all the expenses—I have no cheque to show; it was cash; it was for all the searches in the county of Northampton—I paid to him £50 or £60 in small sums before the deed was signed—the £60 was paid between Mr. Clifford and I—I drew up this deed, and on April 14 Benje came of his own accord to Mr. Clifford's office to sign it—we had some refreshment in the office, and I paid him £5 in gold—I did not put it in an envelope—he did not say, "This is not all!"—he has issued a writ—Mr. Moody issued it for him, but the action was not con
<lb/>tinued—Mr. Moody went over to New York—I read this deed to him in the presence of Mr. Clifford and Mr. Danlio, a witness—I was quite satisfied with the bargain at the time—it was arranged that we should divide it into three; no other agreement was formed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have paid altogether between £200 and £300—I paid him the last sum at the end of 1893, not long before the issue of the writ—I can hardly tell you when the writ was issued; it was only a farce—it was last year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He told me he was entitled to the whole of this Hoxton estate; it is worth something fabulous; there are several thousand houses, but he only claimed the freehold.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Russell.</hi> I believed the estate belonged to Benje—</p>
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<p>I have a doubt about it now—if I wanted to borrow money on it, I should have to take somebody else's opinion as to whether I was committing a fraud.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-160" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CLIFTON</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, of 57, Sixth Avenue, Queen's Park, Harrow Road—Benje lodged in one room in my house from December 20th, 1891, to December 10th, 1892, when he left £32 5s. in my debt—he paid a little—I detained a box, and he had me locked up for it—I did not give it up, the police kept it—he showed me a will he had made; he was always making wills—he borrowed money of me—these are two of the wills he showed me; this one relates to the Hoxton estate, in which he left £10,000 to me and £5,000 to my boy, and in the other he leaves me an ostrich farm in South Africa of sixty acres.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FARRANT</hi>. We had conversation about the Mobbs' estate—I do not know who wrote this will; I did not; I cannot write like that—Mr. Chfford witnessed it—I did not suggest his making the will, and ask him to sign it, because he was going to die—the will was previous to his being ill—I never suggested a word about his making a will in my favour—I did not say to him one night, "You are going to die before the morning, you had better sign the will"—the ostrich farm will was witnessed in my house—I did not tell him he was going to die; I am not a doctor—I was not offering £2,000 for the box; evidence was given to that effect, but it was perjury—I got discharged, and summoned the Commissioner to show why he kept the box—Benje said that I owed him £8 10s.—I said that he owed me £32—he made a claim for £50 damages—it was Tansley and Tilley who swore that I was offering £2,000 for the box; one is a greengrocer, and the other a retired engineer—he put in a counter-claim, and I lost, and had my furniture sold, after being kind to him—I never knew him as a civil engineer—Benje gave me this will to keep. (
<hi rend="italic">Many words in this mill were very badly spelled, as</hi> "hostrage,"
<hi rend="italic">for</hi> "ostrich,"
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> "cheaf son"
<hi rend="italic">for</hi> "chief")—he left me the whole of his property in the world—I do not know whether he can read—he said he had been in South Africa bridge-build
<lb/>ing on behalf of the Government.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Benje worked with me in 1881 at bricklaying.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-161" type="given" value="CHARLES WATSON"/>CHARLES WATSON BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 2, Gresham Buildings—in October last Russell was introduced to me by a friend of mine, and came to my office to know whether I would act for him about some property, value £1,200—I went and saw a firm of solicitors two or three times, but nothing came of it—I saw him continually to the end of October, and about November 12th or 13th he came to see me, and said he would introduce me to Mr. Benje, a friend of his, who had a lot of property in Hoxton, so that I might sell the leases and act for him gene
<lb/>rally—he said that Benje was an old workman who wanted to settle up his property and go to Wales, and he had 250 acres in Hoxton—on November 17th he brought Benje, and explained to me that, as money was scarce with him, they had prepared the lease themselves, and asked me to witness their signatures, which I did—Russell did not say any
<lb/>thing about 49, Whitmore Road; he mentioned that Benje was to grant a lease to him of some property, and he produced a draft lease of 49, Whitmore Road, and asked me if I could get somebody to lend him some money on it—I took the draft deed to a client of mine, who</p>
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<p>went to see the property, and next day Russell came in a great hurry, and wanted the draft deed back again—that was before November 17th, and on November 17th Benje and Russell and a third man came, and Russell asked me if there was a receipt on the back—I said, "No, there is in the body of the deed"—I attested both the lease and the counterpart—it purports to be a lease from Benje to Russell, in con
<lb/>sideration of £250, for a term of eighty years, at a ground-rent of £4 a year—I filled up two or three blanks, and they took it away—Benje executed the counterpart merely—Russell said nothing that day about Benje owing him money, but afterwards he said that Benje owed him a great deal more than that—on the Wednesday in the next week Russell came to my office, and said he had been trying to raise money on the mortgage of the lease, and had got somebody to entertain it: he had been to see a firm of auctioneers in Oxford Street, and got £25, and on the following Saturday morning the transaction would be completed—after going to Mr. Phillips' office two or three times, I went upstairs and left him—Russell came with Benje the next day, but nothing par
<lb/>ticular happened—the next time I saw him he told me he had taken the lease to Mr. Read, of Foster Lane, who would make him an advance to take up the lease from Mr. Phillips, and would I do it, as it would be a great convenience to him—I refused—he said Mr. Read was going to lend him £150 on it—he explained that he could not get the original lease from Mr. Phillips, and would I run downstairs and ask Mr. Benje to let him have the counterpart—he said that Benje was in a public house, but we met him, and ho said, "I will go and fetch it"—he did so, and brought it in three-quarters of an hour—Benje retained me as the solicitor to recover for him a large estate in Hoxton, and gave me the will of John Parker—I said I would act for him if he gave me the money—he never brought any money, and I never did it—I wrote several letters to Benje—this is one. (
<hi rend="italic">Asking Benje either to communi
<lb/>cate with Mr. Read, of Foster Lane, who had asked for his address, or offering to furnish Mr. Read with the information asked for</hi>)—he came and said that I might do it, or he would go and do it himself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FARRANT</hi>. Russell said that he had got on the right side of Benje, and he was going to grant him a lease—Benje, Russell, and Shuttleworth also came to see me together on November 17th—I have bracketed their names—Russell may have entered first—they came again together on November 21st, and I have bracketed their names—Shuttleworth is outside—no money passed in my presence when the lease was attested—they all went out together—when Russell went out to see Benje, Benje was walking towards the office—I addressed Benje's letters to Whitmore Road and to Kingsland—I don't think I had a letter from Benje, except the one in which he retained me—I had no reason to doubt his
<hi rend="italic">bona fides.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS READ</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 2, Foster Lane—Russell first came to see me last November—a Mr. Payne brought him to me as recommended highly by Mr. Andrews, who he had known for years—knowing that I wanted to invest money, Russell wanted to raise £150, and brought a copy of the lease of 49, Whitmore Road—he offered me the property as security for £150—it was proposed that a sub-lease should be granted to Mr. Shuttleworth, of the same property, for seven, fourteen,</p>
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<p>or twenty-one years, with the usual covenants to repair and insure—I understood that the lease was in Mr. Phillips' hands for an advance of £25, and was told that I could see the counterpart—I instructed Mr. Brown to examine it with the counterpart—the consideration was £250, and the ground-rent £4—I prepared the mortgage and the under lease to Mr. Shuttleworth, who signed them both in my presence on December 4th, 1893, and I completed the mortgage on December 5th—Russell claimed the mortgage—I paid off Mr. Phillips £25, with an additional guinea; I also paid Mr. Wallace, a solicitor, £17 10s., on Russells authority; it was the claim of Mr. Andrews which Mr. Russell sanctioned by his letter—I handed the balance, £81, to Russell after deducting commission and my charges for stamps—I registered the mortgage and the lease from Benje to Russell, and insured the property for £400 pursuant to the covenant—Shuttleworth is described as a refreshment-house keeper, and it was ar
<lb/>ranged that he was to put it in repair, and open it as a restaurant—I wrote to Benje because I found it had not been done—this is the letter—he came two or three days afterwards, and said he would see that what was necessary was done, and he would hold me harmless.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FARRANT</hi>. I should not have advised my client to advance money if there had been no under lease—I sent Mr. Payne to inspect the premises, and he made a favourable report—Benje said he would see that the repairs were done, and would learn why they had not been done before—I told him in my letter that the mortgage had been executed on the security of the premises—when I first told him that the money had teen borrowed, he said he did not know anything about it—I had not seen him before—I had insured the property at that time in the Sun Fire Office, on January 18th, 1894, as soon as the matter was settled—he did not ask why I had not written to him before; I endeavoured to get his address from Mr. Brown; I learnt it from Mr. Payne, and at once wrote to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Russell.</hi> I said that you could have the money very shortly; I had to ascertain whether my client had invested it—I inquired about the lease, and where I could see the counterpart—I should have been quite satisfied with the security if it had been your own property.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940528-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940528-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-163" type="surname" value="WATSON"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-163" type="given" value="THOMAS BROWN"/>THOMAS BROWN WATSON</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 81, Finsbury Pave
<lb/>ment—I act for the original lessee—I produce the original lease of No. 49 and the next house of March 24th, 1823, for ninety-six years, wanting thirty days—I am acting for Miss Rawlings—Shuttleworth is in the occupation of the property, but he gave it up last night—I had to bring an action against him to get rid of him, and he would not go out till I paid him £2, which I did last night—he held it under an agreement to pay £3 3s. 4d. a month—there was no covenant to repair—about a year's rent is due—there is nothing in the place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FARRANT</hi>. I knew that my client had been in possession a great many years—the estate has been called upon to pay claims by Mobbs, but we all know Mobbs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Judgment was not against him, the Master of the Rolls said that he could not make any order, as there was a question of title—he said, "I am between two fires; I can't pay rent to two people"—Shuttleworth agreed to give them possession in twenty-four hours.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-164" type="given" value="HENRY JOSEPH"/>HENRY JOSEPH BOUCHETT</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 104, Presthill Gardens,</p>
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<p>Shepherd's Bush—I procured a conveyance from Carter to Benje, dated July 8, 1892—the amount is £80, I think—part of the consideration money was paid to Mr. Williams, a solicitor, of Brighton—it was mort
<lb/>gaged to him—I think the charge was £100, speaking from memory—I took the money down and redeemed it—I paid £40 or £50—I produce an undertaking from Benje to Mr. Taylor, dated February 18, 1893. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that, in consideration of</hi> £38 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">paid to Benje, he undertook not to deal with the estate in any way, or borrow money upon it.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FARRANT</hi>. If the estate was recovered Benje was to have something more—I have looked round the estate with Benje—he could not assign any of it because it was assigned—I never asked him to sell me two houses; nothing was said about two houses—he was to have one-fourth more if the property was recovered.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940528-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940528-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-165" type="surname" value="GRANT"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-165" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT GRANT</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of 50, Clifton Road, Homerton—I first met Benje about August last, and later on he executed this con
<lb/>veyance. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated September</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">between Benje and the witness, assigning to Grant a house in Shoreditch for ever for</hi> £200)—I paid him £5, and the rest was to be paid when the deed was stamped and registered—shortly afterwards I received a letter from Mr. Bouchett warning me that he had nothing to convey, and I did not pay any more.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940528-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940528-name-166" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-166" type="surname" value="FIELDER"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-166" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH FIELDER</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 57, Mortimer Road, Kingsland—Benje occupied a furnished room in my house at 7s. a week—he came in November, and stayed till he was arrested—a young woman lived with him, who he said was his stepdaughter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have reason to doubt that—he said he had no one to look after him, and he was going to furnish a house—I said, "I have a grown-up family"—he said, "I only want her a few hours a day to do some writing"—she is twenty or twenty-one—she occupied the same room—he was ill in my house, and she looked after him—he had no medical man—he had some kind of fever, and I did not see him for a fortnight—I have not kept his things for the rent—he was afterwards able to go and do his work, and she still stayed there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940528-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940528-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-167" type="surname" value="OAKFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-167" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE OAKFORD</persName> </hi>. I am deputy of a lodging-house, 21, Furnival Street, Holborn—Russell occupied a cabin there for seven months, at 6d. a night—that is a little box six feet by three.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940528-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940528-name-168" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-168" type="surname" value="ANDREWS"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-168" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. My mother has occupied 52, Manchester Street, Manchester Square, for twenty-eight or twenty-nine years—the ground rent is £32; I don't know what the lease cost—there are thirteen rooms altogether—Russell has never lived there or been a visitor there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Russell.</hi> I know Mr. George Andrews—he has not mentioned your name to me—I have taken in letters for him, but not for you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Andrews is at Bexley Heath—he lived there last year, and he has been there recently; he went away with a policeman about two days ago.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940528-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940528-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-169" type="surname" value="BURGESS"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-169" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY BURGESS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Wood, Bird and Wood, solicitors, of 16, Eastcheap—on January 3rd, by their direction, I went to 47, Whitmore Road, Hoxton, a coffee-tavern—I asked for Benje, and saw a man who gave his name as Shuttleworth, and informed me that Benje never lived there, but called several times a week for his letters.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940528-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940528-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-170" type="surname" value="SIMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-170" type="given" value="GORDON"/>GORDON SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Probate Registry at Somerset</p>
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<p>House—I have got the will of John Carter, of Yardley Hill, which was proved in Northampton on October 11th, 1884, by Benjamin Benje, the surviving executor of the will—it was sworn under £100.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That only represents the personal value, not in
<lb/>cluding lands.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940528-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940528-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-171" type="surname" value="BACON"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-171" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BACON</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I act under the instructions of In
<lb/>spector Hunt—I kept observation on the prisoners from February 14th till the arrest in March—I saw them together daily except on four or five days, and speaking together—Russell would leave Benje and go to several solicitor's offices, and sometimes he would come back and meet Benje—I have seen them go into public-houses together; a public-house in Holborn was their general meeting-place—on March 13th I followed Benje to a pawnbroker's shop with the woman who he says is his stepdaughter—I said, "Is your name Mr. Benje?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am a police-officer, and you are wanted on a warrant with a man named Rus
<lb/>sell for attempting to obtain money from solicitors in various parts of London"—he said, "Yes, that is right, but I have got nothing out of it if anything has been obtained by it; I have got the 200 acres round here, they along to me, where we are now"—we were then in High Street, Hoxton—I took him to Seething Lane Station, and Inspector Hunt read the warrant to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940528-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940528-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-172" type="surname" value="HUNT"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-name-172" type="given" value="BAXTER"/>BAXTER HUNT</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector</hi>). On 13th March I saw Russell, and said, "I am a police-officer, and hold a warrant for your arrest for conspiracy with intent to defraud"—he said, "In what way?"—I said, "By going to Messrs. Wood in January last with a forged lease of pro
<lb/>perty at Hoxton, and endeavouring to obtain money on it"—he said, "I cannot see how you make it a forgery when all the names are right; I suppose old Bailey did this"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "It is his house, not mine; if it is wrong he has deceived me; he is a d—d old scoundrel; I do not believe he has; he told me he had got over 200 houses there: I have not known him long; he was introduced to me just before Christmas"—I took him to the station, and found on him a farthing and a draft lease and some letters not affecting this case—Benje was brought in by Bacon, and I said, "I hold a warrant for your arrest; are you Benjamin Benje?"—he said, "Yes; that is my name"—I read the warrant to him—he said, "I deny intending to defraud any
<lb/>one"—I found one penny on him, a duplicate for a rule in May last, and a number of letters—I found four letters at 67, Mortimer Road, where he occupied a room in the basement—this one is addressed to Russell, and I think it is a copy; it is the writing of a very illiterate man; there is no date. (
<hi rend="italic">This teas signed B. Benje stating that he was disgusted with Bussed, complaining of having to wait for him for hours at public-houses, and not coming to let him know what had been done, and of Russell getting drunk with his</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Benje's</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">money in his pocket</hi>)—I also found this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated November</hi> 10, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">from Russell to Shuttleworth, asking him to meet him at the Radnor, Holborn, next day, and to let Benje know that there would be a party to see No.</hi> 49
<hi rend="italic">to-morrow. Another letter from Russell to Benje, of February</hi> 20, 1894,
<hi rend="italic">stated</hi>, "I hope to pay you £50 to-morrow"
<hi rend="italic">Another was from Russell to Benje, asking him to meet him at the Red Lion, Basinghall Street, and bring all the papers, and stating that he hoped to pay him</hi> £50
<hi rend="italic">on Wednesday; and another from Ernest P</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Hobson to Benje, which stated</hi>, "I understand you are negotiating for a shop; it is my advice to you not to let the shop without informing the purchaser of the whole of the facts."
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FARRANT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">here stated that he had not been aware of the existence of the letters, but how he would advise Benje to plead guilty. Benje then stated that he was guilty.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Russell, in his defence, stated that he did not know Benje till November, when Shuttleworth introduced him; that Shuttleworth, who lived in the house, assured him that Benje was left the money by will; that Benje brought a copy of John Carter's will, and he saw the original at Somerset House, after which he said he would take the lease on certain terms, and when the money was paid over lie was to have proper remuneration and sufficient money to repair the house; that Brown drew a draft lease, and he</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Russell</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">got it stamped, and Mr. Phillips lent him</hi> £25
<hi rend="italic">on it while he obtained a mortgage; that Shuttleworth arranged to take the house and open the shop if he</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Russell</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">would let him have</hi> £20,
<hi rend="italic">which lie did, and he kept the money, but never did anything. He described his other endeavours to raise money, and stated that Mr. George Andrews advised him to give his address at Manchester Street, as it was a much better address, and stated that he took the house in good faith, and had been made a tool of if the property did not belong to Benje.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-508-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">RUSSELL</hi>,**
<hi rend="italic">who had been convicted of obtaining</hi> £450
<hi rend="italic">by false pretences, and had also been tried and acquitted of a like offence—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-508-18940528 t18940528-508-punishment-37"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs>. The police stated that Benje had been tried and acquitted some years ago for endeavouring to obtain money by false pretences and that for three or four years he had been living on the supposed wealth of this estate.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18940528-508-punishment-38" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18940528-508-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940528-508-punishment-38" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-508-18940528 t18940528-508-punishment-38"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">May</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st and</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARIE HERMAN</hi> (43)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS AND BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MARSHALL HALL AND PAUL TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-175" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ALLWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a constable of the D division—I have had experience in the making of plans—on Sunday, 18th March, I went to 51, Graf ton Street, Fitzroy Square, and examined the front and back rooms, first floor—I took careful measurements, from which I prepared the plans which I now produce; they are accurate—there is a landing outside the entrance to those two rooms, and they communicate internally—the back room looks on to a small back yard—as you enter the door of the front room there is a fireplace on the right, with a marble mantel-piece, the jambs of which are of marble and wood; the side has a sharp edge—this card model shows a section of it—on each side of the fire-place there is a cupboard, which projects into the room further than the chimney-piece—the front room is 16 feet by 5 feet, and the back room 13 feet by 10 feet—there was no furniture in the rooms when I was there</p>
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<p>on the Sunday; they were quite empty, and the floors were very dirty—there had been a fire in the front room recently; there were ashes in the grate—the back room did not appear to have had any fire in it—there was a quantity of paraffin on the floor of the front room, facing the window; the stain extended almost up to the cupboard door; a quantity of washing blue was amongst the paraffin, which was joined by a stain of blood facing the left-hand cupboard—it went under the door into the cupboard about an inch and a half, where I found some congealed blood—there was a smear of blood on the left-hand corner of the cup
<lb/>board door—there was also blood on the left-hand side of the jamb of the chimney-piece, on the moulding—the first stain was one foot from the ground, and was six inches long and about an inch and a half wide—then there was a space of three inches, and again another stain eight inches long, in which I found some pieces of hair, which I gave to Dr. Lloyd—one stain extended towards the ironwork of the grate—there was a splashing of blood almost in a line with the bottom stain—on this plan I have marked the position of the blood-stains—on the side of the door leading into the back room I found blood-stains—in the yard there is a sink, a grating; I there found a large quantity of congealed blood, as marked on the plan—I showed that to Dr. Lloyd; there is also a tap for water at the side of the w.c.—at the station I saw a wicker arm-chair, the seat of which is about thirteen inches from the ground; also a piece of iron, which appeared to have been used as a poker; it weighs two pounds six ounces, and is nineteen and a half inches long.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to 51, Graf ton Street, with Mr. Taylorson, managing clerk to Mr. Newton, solicitor for the prisoner—I saw a great quantity of small splashes of blood on the left-hand cupboard, but they were so minute that they would be invisible on the plan—the mark at the bottom of the cupboard has sunk in very much; it had been washed; the blood seemed to have trickled down; it was thicker at the bottom—I was present when this model was taken—the blood-mark at the bottom of the cupboard is a smear that might have been caused by any
<lb/>body with blood on the hand trying to open or shut the door; it had evidently been wiped by a cloth—the stain on the moulding is a large one—the marks on the communicating door are close to the bottom of the door—the mark on the handle might have been by someone taking hold of it with blood on the hand—the space between the fireplace and the wall is about three feet—the blood in the yard was close against the sink; when I saw it a pail was standing over it, so as to preserve the mark—the sink is simply a drain; the tap is about two feet from the sink—the staircase is about two feet broad, and the landing about four feet ten inches—it is a very old house, with ordinary wooden flooring—I took this photograph of the trunk and the fender.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-176" type="given" value="HENRY ANTHONY"/>HENRY ANTHONY STEPHENS</persName> </hi>. I am a horse trainer—on 15th March I lived at 17, Albany Street, Regent's Park—the deceased, Charles Anthony Stephens, was my father—he was a retired cabdriver—he used to drive his own cab—he was seventy-one years old—his height was about 5 feet 10 3/4 inches, and his weight about fifteen stone; he was a stoutish man—he was in good health, and active for his age—I was living at 17, Albany Street, at the beginning of the year; my mother died on 16th January—she had an account at the London and South-Western Bank, Park Street—after</p>
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<p>her death the account was transferred to my father—he was in the habit of carrying money about with him; he always had gold and silver about him—since the death of my mother he has taken to drinking to some extent—when in drink he was always very jolly, not quarrelsome—on Thursday afternoon, 15th March, I saw him at 17, Albany Street, about half-past five; he then appeared to be in his usual health—about half-past seven or eight I heard him leave the house—he did not return that night, or the next—on Saturday, the 17th, I went to Albany Street Police-station, and after making inquiry there I went to Tottenham Court Road station, and there saw the dead body of my father.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was a big man, and very strong and active for his age when not in drink—he was frequently in drink since my mother's death—he always had money—the banking account was in my mother's name—when she died there was £50 in the bank—I know he drew it all out within nineteen days of her death—I would not swear that I have seen him with £5 notes; they appeared to be notes—I have seen him with a £5 note on several occasions; I swear that—I was examined before the Magistrate—I most likely swore then, "I don't remember having ever seen my father with any notes in his possession"—a long time ago is different from the present time—I would not swear to any date; but he always had money in his possession, gold and silver, that I swear—when I have asked him for money he had gold and silver mixed together—I could not swear to any dates—it is not the fact that directly he got this money from the bank he took to drink; he always drank, but not so much as since her death—he was a retired cab proprietor—I do not suggest that he had a large number of cabs—he always had one, two at least, a four-wheeler and a hansom—that was when he was living at 9, Regent Square—I don't know of his license being refused on January 26th, 1885—I don't know why he gave up cab driving—9, Regent Square, was a lodging-house, I believe—I don't remember who lived there; there were women and men living there—it was not a brothel, to my knowledge; I would not swear that it was or was not—they did not move from there to 17, Albany Street; they moved to 24, Trevor Square, Chelsea—I can't remember how long they stayed there—I don't remember their moving to 17, Albany Street—I was in America when they moved there; I was in America two or three years—17, Albany Street, is not a brothel, to my knowledge—I did not live there with one of the unfortunate women—Amy Chase lived in the house, not with me—I did not live upon her—am I bound to answer whether I am living with her now?—she is living with me—she is not keeping me—what I do for my living has nothing to do with this case—I have not been for the last three years living on her prostitution, and acting as a bully—she has not been on the streets since she has been living with me; she was before—my mother managed the house, 17, Albany Street, as well as she was able—Amy Chase was not living on the streets, to my knowledge—I have slept with her, but I never lived with her—she has given me money for her rent, to take care of for my mother—I did not know that com
<lb/>plaints were made about the house—I do not know that my father threw one of the women downstairs; I can't say he did or did not; I never saw it or heard it—I have been convicted two or three times—I have a bad memory; it may be as many as seven times, I don't emember—I remem
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<p>a woman named Elizabeth Hay wood at Marylebone Police-court; I was locked up there—I don't remember being convicted on 19th June, 1893, or refusing to give my occupation; I must have been intoxicated—I am not very often intoxicated—I might have been fined on 6th September, 1893, for obstructing the police, I don't remember—on the day before my father's death I was convicted at Marlborough Street of disorderly conduct in. Carburton Street, and a week afterwards for violence to a woman—that was the same case, not two cases—I went there for rent due to my father—the woman was Constance Holton; she had lived in my mother's house and left it; she was supposed to be married or kept—she left her boxes till she paid her rent; it was something like £7—after my mother died I offered to take £2, and give back the boxes—I don't know that my father went, and offered to take 30s.—it was for pushing my way into the house that I was fined—I did not assault the landlady—this paper is not my writ
<lb/>ing—I did not write to Holton, threatening to kill her—I did not describe myself as the champion heavy-weight of Somers Town; I must have been drunk if I did—I am not a bully—my father was not a man of the most violent temper, and the common talk of the people at 17, Albany Street—I will not pledge my oath that house was not a brothel—my father never had rows with the women in the house, to my knowledge—Emma Chase has never told me so—I do not know Ada Melbourn or Mrs. Coe—I think I know a woman by the name of" The Squeaker"—she lived there, but not while I was there—I don't know her business—it may have been that 17, Albany Street, was a brothel kept by my mother, and it may not—I don't believe that 9, Regent Square, was—it is about twelve months since I did regular work—since the death of my mother I have kept Miss Chase—I have not had a violent quarrel with her this morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have never been present when my father has com
<lb/>mitted any act of violence towards any woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-177" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LISCOMB</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of the Camden Town branch of the London and South-Western Bank in Park Street—in January last Mrs. Stephens had a deposit account of £50 with us—on 23rd January that amount was transferred into the name of Charles Anthony Stephens—on that day he drew out £30, four £5 notes and £10 in gold—on the 29th he drew out £5 in gold, and on 12th February he drew out £15 in gold, which closed the account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The numbers on the notes have been furnished to the police—the £50 had been in Mrs. Stephens' name for twelve months—within twenty-five days of her death it was all drawn out—the husband never paid in anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-178" type="given" value="ELEN"/>ELEN BRICKNELL</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother, Matilda Clara Bricknell, on the ground floor of 51, Graf ton Street, Fitzroy Square—I am a tailoress—on Thursday evening, 15th March, about ten minutes past ten, I was standing at the front door, and saw the prisoner come in with a tall, elderly gentleman—I had known the prisoner as a lodger in the house—I heard her say to the man, "Come along,
<hi rend="italic">dad</hi>," and he followed her into the passage, and up the staircase—he seemed very drunk; he staggered as he went; he hung his head down, and lurched—he had on an overcoat and a high hat—I did not see anything remarkable about the prisoner as to liquor—they went up to the first floor, and, as far as I could tell, into the front room—</p>
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<p>I did not hear the door locked—I slept on the ground floor I went to bed shortly after their arrival—my mother was at home; she slept in the back room, I slept in the front room, that was immediately below the prisoner's sitting room—after I had got into bed I heard somebody walk
<lb/>ing about in the room above, the footsteps of one person—I soon went to sleep, and slept the whole night through up to seven in the morning—I was not disturbed at all in the course of the night—when I got up, in consequence of something that was said to me, I went into the back parlour, where my mother slept, and looked through the window into the back yard, and noticed some blood near the sink—I did not see the prisoner that day, not to notice her, but on the Saturday afternoon I was at home when her things were being moved, and I then saw her she seemed to be very drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see her at all on the Friday—on the Thurs
<lb/>day I went to bed about a quarter or half an hour after they came in—I am a heavy sleeper; I heard nothing in the night—I should think I went to sleep about a quarter to eleven.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-179" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA HUTCHINS</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother at 51, Grafton street—a sister lives with us—the three of us occupied both rooms on the second floor on Thursday night, 15th March, I was going out to a dance, and about eleven I was dressing in the front room; my mother was there with—me as I was dressing I heard a dreadful crash; it appeared to come from downstairs; I could hardly say from which room; it appeared to come from the front room, first floor—it shook the room—I went out on to the landing, and I heard a very faint cry; it sounded like "Murder!"—it was a man's voice I went back and told mother; then I went on with my dressing, and finished about a quarter past eleven, as near as I can remem
<lb/>ber, and then I went out to the dance—I went alone—as I went down-stairs I passed the first floor landing—I heard no sounds—I got back from the dance about four in the morning—I found my mother sitting up—I went to bed shortly after next morning (Friday) I went out to my work about nine, and got back about nine in the evening next day (Saturday) I saw the prisoner moving, when some things were being taken away—she was very drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am able to fix the time pretty accurately when I was going to the dance as about eleven the noise I heard was about eleven, as near as I could tell—I did not go sown after hearing it; I went out on to our landing, and then I heard a sound like a man's voice; it sounded like a man's—I never heard the prisoner's voice; it was very faint and very mumbled—I don't think it was a woman's voice—the prisoner spoke to me on Sunday morning, but I could not recognise her voice—I could not say it was "murder" that I heard—I saw the trunk moved on the Saturday; it was slided downstairs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940528-name-180" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA HUTCHINS</persName> </hi>. I live with my daughters on second floor, 51, Grafton street—I occupy the two rooms—I knew the prisoner prior to the 15th of march—she was lodging in the house about ten days—on Thursday evening, 15th march, I remember her going out about nine, as near as possible—she was alone—later on I heard sounds of two people coming up the stairs—I heard the unlocking of a door on the first floor, which I afterwards heard relocked—that was between a quarter to and eleven—my daughter was dressing for a dance, and I was in the same</p>
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<p>room assisting her to dress—it was while she was doing her hair that I heard the door unlocked and locked—almost immediately after I heard a heavy crash in the room, which shook everything in our room—my daughter ran to the top of our landing, remained there a short time, and then returned to the room—she completed her dressing, and went away to the dance—after she had gone I went to the top of the landing and listened, more than once—after that I took off my shoes and listened, and I heard a fearful crashing noise, as though someone was breaking some
<lb/>thing—I went down the staircase leading to the door of the first floor front, and remained there some little time—I heard a lot of talking—it was a man's voice—I heard him say, "Give me my five pounds"; and I heard the woman's voice say, "I will give you an account of that five pounds presently"—the speaking continued between the two, and then a sloshing of water went on—I heard a lot of indistinct words, and a lot of mumbling, such as would be from a man, and I thought it was a man in drink—he said, "Take me to the Albert Road," as I understood it—the sloshing of water still went on, and the breaking sound; it was something like someone breaking coke, a dead sound; that is the only sound I could put it to, a breaking with some in
<lb/>strument, about five or six times—after some time all was quiet—the dead sound was not above two or three minutes before I heard the words about the five pounds; it was after I heard the crashing—I was half-way down the stairs when I heard that—when all was quiet I went back to my room; I left the door open, and sat down—while there I heard another terrible crash; it was the same as the first, it shook everything; that was about twenty-five minutes past twelve, I think, as near as possible—I then went down again to the prisoner's landing, and whilst there I heard the same voices in the room; I heard the woman say, "Did you hurt yourself when you fell? I will fetch you brandy, and soon make you better"—the sloshing of water was still going on, and I heard the mumbling sound of a man's voice; it was too indistinct to understand; it was a different voice to the woman's, and it had a moaning sound—I then heard someone approaching the door opening on to the landing, and I went upstairs towards my own room; as I went up I stumbled—I saw the prisoner come out of the room; I believe she saw me—she locked the door and took the key out—she was carrying a pail with a handle to it; I can't say what it contained—I heard her go downstairs to the back door leading into the yard, and there I heard the sound as of the empty
<lb/>ing of water, and some water drawn; she returned to the house, and stood the pail in the passage on the ground floor, and then left the house by the front street door—I went up, and from my front window I saw her go into the Grafton Arms, immediately opposite; she came back to the house, and I heard her take up the pail and bring it up to her room, unlock the door, and relock it—I then went down again and stood outside her door, and I heard her say, "Speak! speak! speak!" three times, and the third time she gave a very passionate thrill, that was the loudest voice right through the night—up to that time both voices had been very low indeed—a few minutes afterwards I heard a mumbling sound, like a man's voice, but it was too indistinct to hear anything—I heard the sloshing of water; she had two pails of water previous to that, one at two and one at three—I should say that hearing the her say "Speak!" would be beyond</p>
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<p>One o'clock; it was after half-past twelve, after she had fetched the brandy—I then went back to my room, and I was to and fro the front and back rooms for and hour or so after; I left the door of the back room open, the front room door was shut—about two o'clock I heard the prisoner leave her room for another pail of water, going as before to the back door, emptying, drawing, and returning—there was then an interval of about another hour, during which I heard nothing—about three I was sitting by my fire in the front room when I heard another terrible crash; just before there I heard her leave the room a second time, going again to the sink, emptying the pail, drawing water, and returning—after hearing the crash at three I went down again and listened at her door, but did not hear a sound—about four I heard the sound of cracking tissue paper, and as of wood breaking; that was all—the sloshing of water still continued—the cracking of the wood was about three—then I went upstairs again, and remained till my daughter came home, about four—I kept my door open, but I heard no more—about that time my second daughter returned—I went down to let her in—she had also been to the dance—I listened at the prisoner's door as I went down, but I heard nothing—after my second daughter had gone to bed I went down-stairs, and about four steps from the prisoner's door I sat down—I heard nothing, only the cracking sound of tissue paper—that was the first time I heard the sound of crushing paper—I heard no voice—there wa