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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>TYLER, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-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, June 25th, 1894, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18940625-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="t18940625-name-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITE
<lb/>HEAD</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-5" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart, Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-6" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., K.C.M.G., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq., Col. Sir
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-7" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt., Lieut.-Col.
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-8" type="surname" value="DAVIES"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-8" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-9" type="surname" value="POUND"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-9" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-10" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</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="t18940625-name-11" type="surname" value="BEARD"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-11" 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. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-530-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to two in
<lb/>dictments for feloniously forging and uttering orders for the payment of £4 10s., £9 10s.;</rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HODGSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-28" type="given" value="THOMAS EDWIN"/>THOMAS EDWIN JENNINGS</persName> </hi>. I am manager at the Crown Hotel, Charing Cross Road; I sleep on the premises—at midnight on 19th-20th May the house was closed, and I was sitting in the saloon bar when I heard a noise, and walked round and passed under the flap and saw Taylor crawl
<lb/>ing on his hands and knees—I said, "What are you doing there?"—he made no reply—I said, "Wait a minute," and I came back and turned on the electric light, and opened the saloon bar door—Taylor opened the middle bar door and we were both in the street together—two policemen came down the road; I told them a man was inside—as soon as I said that Taylor rushed down the road, and the policemen followed him—I subsequently went to Vine Street Station and charged the two prisoners—I missed nothing from the house—Taylor got out by pulling down the bolt of the door—he had got in through the fanlight, which I found open—it had been fastened before; it was broken, and I noticed dust had been removed from it, and there was scratching as of boots on the mahogany, both outside and inside—I could see Taylor as he was going out by the reflection from the street lamp, and by the gas burning at the back of the saloon bar—I have not the slightest doubt he is the man I saw crawling along.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Taylor.</hi> I was in the saloon bar after the house was closed for about half an hour, I should say—the potman, who sleeps on the premises, closed the house—it did not take me a minute to come from the saloon bar to the policeman at the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Layton.</hi> I only saw you when the policeman brought you back; not before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-29" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOKE</persName> </hi> (149
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). On Saturday night, 19th May, I was on duty in the Charing Cross Road—I saw the prisoners about mid
<lb/>way between Newport Street and Lichfield Street, some little distance from the Crown Hotel—I saw them walk down the Charing Cross Road, and go to the doorway of the Crown, and apparently try the door—I called the attention of another constable who was with me—a third con
<lb/>stable came round—the prisoners walked up Little Newport Street, met the constable, and went into Newport Market—they stood for a few minutes in conversation—I had left the other constable, and ran up New
<lb/>port Court—another constable came round on his beat, and the prisoners walked past me, and went down Newport Street into Charing Cross Road—I directed the other constable to follow on while I went down Newport Street—when I got into Charing Cross Road I saw Layton standing out
<lb/>side the Crown—I directed 193 C to take him into custody—at that time Jennings opened the private bar door, and called to me, "Come on, policeman; there is a man in the bar"—I saw Taylor rush out of the centre door of the Crown—I tried to catch him; he ducked his head, and ran a little way, but I caught him—I never lost sight of him—he said when I caught him, "All right, governor, you have made a great mistake; I will show you up for this on Monday morning"—when charged at the station he said, "This is a mistake"—Layton was with Taylor all the while—I had been following and watching Taylor about twenty minutes—I have no doubt he is the man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Taylor.</hi> I cannot say what you did in the door of the Crown; you went there—I met the other constable in the Charing Cross Road—you met him before I did—I told him I suspected you—I could not see you in the Crown, it was dark; I saw you run out—I did not see you get in—I caught you at the inside corner of St. Martin's Court—I never lost sight of you when I ran after you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-30" type="surname" value="ASH"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-30" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT ASH</persName> </hi> (312
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). On this morning I was in Charing Cross Road when Cooke spoke to me—I saw the prisoners walk to the Crown Hotel, and go into the doorway—when the man on the beat came round they moved away up Little Newport Street—five or eight minutes afterwards I saw them go in front of the Crown Hotel—I was in a doorway in Great Newport Street—I saw them stop and turn round as if to see if anyone was about—I got into the doorway again, and, on looking round, I suddenly missed Taylor—I stood there a few seconds, when I saw the hotel light suddenly turned up—I ran across the road—the manager came out, and so did Taylor—I ran after him, and caught him in St. Martin's Court—I did not lose sight of him the whole time—I was not three yards behind him from the time he left the house till he was caught.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Taylor.</hi> Great Newport Street is opposite the Crown—I did not see you enter the house; I could not see all you did from where I was in the doorway—when you came out of the door you ducked and passed me and ran down Charing Cross Road—you were caught in the centre of St. Martin's Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-31" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HINTON</persName> </hi> (193
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). On this night I was on duty in Newport Market, and saw the prisoners there—Cooke told me something, and I watched them—they went down Newport Court into Charing Cross Road, and turned to the right towards the Crown—I followed—I saw Layton standing outside the Crown, and I saw Taylor run out of the centre door—the last witness chased him through the court—I arrested Layton at the corner of St. Martin's Court—he said, "All right, governor, I belong to the public-house; I am the potman"—I took him to Cooke, who identified him as the other man—I am certain he was the man who was with Taylor—I took him back to the public-house, and inquired whether he was the potman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Layton.</hi> You were standing outside the Crown as I advanced towards it—I was five yards from you—there was a lamp close by—I remember seeing you in Newport Street as well—you went about ten yards before I arrested you—I did not lose sight of you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I inspected the Crown, and found the fanlight over the door open—there were marks on the outside of the door that might have been made by the toes of a man's boots climbing up the door and through the fanlight, and the dust had been swept away by a man's body passing through—there were marks inside and outside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Taylor.</hi> The latch of the fanlight was broken—I found no tools—an ordinary pair of boots would make these marks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Taylor, in his defence, stated that he was on his way home, that he got into a quarrel with foreigners in Leicester Square, and had his head cut, and that he started to run, and was seized by the police.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-537-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LAYTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940625-538-offence-1 t18940625-name-36"/>Alfred Dunkley</persName> two bottles, and afterwards burglariously breaking out of the said dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Driscoll.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-37" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DUNKLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Sandon Street, Bedford Row—I am a caretaker—on 23rd May I went into the Tiger public-house at the corner of Devizes Street and Amesbury Street as caretaker—I resided there up to the 26th of May—about twenty minutes past twelve that evening I went out, leaving the house perfectly safe; there was only one door to the house, and I had the key—there was a window in the kitchen at the back which had a broken glass, and the framework was also broken—a box was put against it to keep anyone from getting in—I returned in twenty minutes or half an hour, and saw four men standing at the corner of Devizes Street and Amesbury Street—I do not identify them—one man remained at the corner of Devizes Street—the other three went up the street; they returned and went up Devizes Street—I then heard a breaking of glass, and the three men came down from Devizes Street—I was stand
<lb/>ing on a wall at the corner—I could not see inside the house from there—I had left two bottles in the house, one in the bar and one in the tap-room—there were two lights in the bar; I saw them extinguished, and went away to get assistance—I spoke to a constable, and when I got back I missed the two bottles—I afterwards saw them at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-38" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CLARK</persName> </hi> (410
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). Early in the morning of 26th May I was on duty in Amesbury Street, Hoxton—about two o'clock I saw the three prisoners in company with another man not in custody standing inside the bar of the Tiger public-house—I met Dunkley, and sent him for assistance—the gas was burning in the house when I first saw the men but it was afterwards extinguished—I secreted myself in the doorway of a shop, but before assistance arrived the four men came out of the house—I caught Lonsdale and Laurence on the spot; the other two escaped—I saw Driscoll drop a clock on the footway—I took Londsdale and Laurence to the station with assistance—I searched Lonsdale, and found these two bottles in the leg of his trousers; he has lost one leg and walks with a crutch—one bottle was nearly empty; I should say they had contained cordials—on Laurence I found a glass and a piece of candle—I was about fifteen yards off when I first saw the men in the public-house—when I got closer I could not see inside—I saw Driscoll when he dropped the clock; I was close to him then; he was running away—I ought to say he has a brother very much like him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lonsdale.</hi> Laurence was not sober; you had all been drinking; you had been in the house about ten minutes—I found this key at your lodging; it does not fit any door at the public-house—it has been filed—you were the last man that came out; I saw you come out—I swear I saw you inside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Laurence.</hi> You were close to the house when I</p>
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<persName id="t18940625-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-39" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JOHNS</persName> </hi> (407
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On the early morning of the 25th of May I heard a whistle, and went to the Tiger public-house; I found Clark there—he had hold of Lonsdale, and Laurence stood about a yard or so from him—Clark called to me, "Take hold of that man," which I did, and took him to the station—I found on him a piece of candle, a box of silent matches, two keys, and a glass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Laurence.</hi> The keys are ordinary box keys.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-40" type="surname" value="SPARLING"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SPARLING</persName> </hi> (433
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I took Driscoll into custody on 26th May in the street by Rosemary Branch Bridge—I took him to the station—he was charged with the others, and Clark identified him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners, in their defence, stated that they had been at a music-hall, and at several public-houses, and had got very drunk, and that in passing the public-house two men came out and gave them the two bottles, but they denied having entered the house.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-538-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Lonsdale then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at Clerkenwell Police-court on</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th October</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Patrick Mon
<lb/>crief; and another conviction was proved against him on</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th May</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Frederick Hastings.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DRISCOLL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LONSDALE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LAURENCE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
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<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WHITE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y</hi>). On June 14th about eleven a.m., I was with another officer in Kentish Town Road, and saw the prisoner—I went up to him and said, "Cove, I am going to take you in custody on suspicion of uttering counterfeit coin"—he put his hand in his coat pocket and then put out his leg, and we all fell together—he struggled very much, but we got him up, and were taking him to the station when he threw away this packet of half-crowns wrapped in tissue paper—it con
<lb/>tained twenty-eight half-crowns—I told him so—he made no answer—Ellen Dunbar and George William Briggs made communications to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You were standing at the Farm House, and called me and walked with me—you did not make a slip when we fell—it was not accidental—I said nothing about taking you in charge for burglary.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-45" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM BRIGGS</persName> </hi>. I am a tram conductor—the prisoner was a passenger by my tram on June 12th—when I collected his fare he gave me what was supposed to be a half-crown—it felt rather greasy and rough—I said, "This will not
<hi rend="italic">do me</hi>, this is not a half-crown; I shall have to account for it"—he said, "You are mighty particular, I should be satisfied if you were giving it to me: I have nothing more," snatched it from my hand and ran away—I gave his description at the station, and afterwards picked him out from twelve others at Marylebone Police
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-46" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN DUNBAR</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Frederick Collins, a stationer, of 17, High Street—on 13th June I served the prisoner with some envelopes, price 2d.—he tendered a half-crown—I asked if he had any smaller change—he said, "I think so," and then the shop boy came in, and went out again—the prisoner then said, "If you have sent for a policeman, I will go and fetch one"—he went out, but did not return—I afterwards picked him out from a number of others at Marylebone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was about nine p.m.—I was just turning the gas out, and closing—you did not give me any other money—you left the notepaper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRANT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was called, and received a description and this coin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—here are twenty-eight counterfeit coins; the one uttered is bad, and eleven of the others are from the same mould—the other seventeen are from two different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer's labourer, of 12, Fortis Grove—on June 14th I was with the prisoner and another man at the Farm House public-house, Kentish Town, just before eleven o'clock—a man came up and beckoned the prisoner on one side, and handed a brown
<lb/>paper parcel to him; he went away in two or three minutes, and a few minutes afterwards two gentlemen came up and took the prisoner across the road; there was a scramble and they fell down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The man was something like the prisoner—I was close by when Dutton spoke to the prisoner—the policeman was in plain clothes, and I did not know he was a policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-49" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA BENGALLATT</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 5, Milton Grove, Holloway—I have lived with the prisoner at 40, Langham Road, Upper Holloway—on Sunday, 10th June, we were at home, and the prisoner complained of a violent cold in his loins, and went to bed about seven o'clock, I think, but I had no clock—he did not go out again till the Wednesday evening—that is about two miles from High Street, Camden Town; it would take half an hour to get there—his brother-in-law came to the house that night; they went out together, and I followed them to a public-house—they came back together about 8.30 or nine, and we did not go out again that night—next morning about 10.40 I left the house with 2s. 6d. or 2s. and something; I had nothing else whatever.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go to the Police-court when he was charged—he was in bed till the Wednesday evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that a well-known coiner gave him the things to hold while he went to pawn a gold ring, and gave him</hi> 1s.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">when he came back, and he then borrowed</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of him, and that the man was very much like him</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>),
<hi rend="italic">only not pock-marked, and had done this to get him into trouble because he was said to be a spy of the police.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-541-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on May</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-51" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TEPPER</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the British Prince, Bromley Street, Stepney—on May 19th, about eleven a.m., I served the prisoner with a pennyworth of ale and a pennyworth of tobacco—he gave me a half-crown—I put it in the till where there was no other half-crown, and gave him the change—he drank the beer and went out—I went to the till half an hour afterwards; no other half-crown had been put in, only 1s.—I took the half-crown out; it seemed greasy—I bent it in the tester and threw it in the dusthole—the prisoner came again the next Saturday, the 26th, about 11.30 a.m., for a pennyworth of ale and a pennyworth of tobacco, and gave me this coin—I tried it between the counter and a drawer, and said, "Do you know this coin is bad?"—he said, "No; I have got another," pulling out a good one—I jumped over the counter, sent for a policeman, and charged him with the two utterings—this is the coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-52" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WOODROUGH</persName> </hi> (286
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On 26th May I was called to the British Prince, and found the prisoner detained—Mr. Tepper said he had given him a bad half-crown, and had also passed one on the 19th—the prisoner heard that but said nothing—I took him to the station and found on him a good half-crown and a halfpenny—he said he had no home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said you had lived at Manchester, but you had no home.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he won the half-crown by gambling.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-542-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887,
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin in the name of Michael Sheen.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE BOLEYN</hi> (22)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E</hi>). In consequence of instructions I kept observation with other officers on 23, Johnson Street, and on June 2nd I was with Tremlett in view of the house from 9.30 to 11.30 a.m.—Tremlett left me, and went to the front door of the house, and then to the corner of the street—the two male prisoners then came</p>
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<hi rend="italic">rimmers</hi>, a file, some metal in a pot, a piece of glass, a polishing board and burnisher, two bottles of acid, some plaster of Paris, knives, and on the table a tablecloth with wet plaster of Paris on it—we took the prisoners to the station and they were charged, but made no reply—the impression on the mould corresponds with the florin found with the plaster on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Annie Boleyn.</hi> I have been married seven years; I have a child six years old. (
<hi rend="italic">Producing her marriage certificate in the name of Stephens</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). I was with Nichols—I arrested Seymour, and told him I suspected him of having counterfeit coin in his possession, and he would have to come across the road and be searched—he said, "I have-got nothing on me"—in his left jacket pocket I found this metal, and said, "How do you account for this?"—he said, "This is what I make rings with"—I searched the house with Nichols, and found the moulds in the oven and the other articles—Annie Boleyn said at the station, "All the things belong to me; I am not going to let my old man go away; if you had come two hours later you would have found a pile this high."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On the morning of June 4th I was on duty at the station where the prisoners were confined, and was opening the doors to allow the prisoners to come out to wash—Annie Boleyn had to pass the door of the cell where Boleyn was locked up, and on passing it she threw a roll of paper through the fanlight, doing up her hair at the same time—I asked what she had got in her hand—she said, "Only a hair-pin," but she had the paper in her other hand.
<hi rend="italic">Read.</hi> "Dear Pol,—Try and remember what is in this note, and read it before you go to Holloway. Not a word to Sam. Don't make any mistake, or I shall get seven or ten.—Yours truly,
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. BOLEYN</hi>." "Dear Pol,—If I were you when we get committed for trial, you ask to</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The letter then asked her to make a number of statements which would assist him, and added, "Not a word to Sam." Three other letters asked William Boleyn to make a number of statements.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-60" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am agent to John Cooper, the landlord of 23, John
<lb/>son Street, Somers Town—on February 17th I let the front parlour at Churchway to prisoner and Mary Stephens, the two Boleyns—they lived there as man and wife from July 19th last year, and then I let them this room in Johnson Street—I frequently visited the house to collect the rent—they sometimes could pay and sometimes could not—I have seen all the prisoners there—I understood that Seymour's name was Fraser—I have seen him a dozen times—I saw them all three in the room on May 31st, and I once saw Seymour in the room when the Boleyns were out in the back yard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-61" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE HEAL</persName> </hi>. I have lived at 23, Johnson Street, with my husband since December—William and Annie Boleyn lived in the house as Mr. and Mrs. Stephens—I have seen Seymour go in and out daily recently, generally by himself; but I have seen him go out with Mr. Stephens.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I have seen Seymour go out at twelve o'clock and return in the afternoon—I have seen him come in and go out again in two or three hours, and they would come back between five and six—he would be two or three hours in the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's. Mint—one of these moulds is for half-crowns and one for florins—this good half-crown and florin correspond with the moulds, and appear to have been in plaster—all the things produced are the stock of a professional coiner—this metal is alloy to mix with pewter to make the coins ring.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was no evidence of any action of Annie Boleyn independent of her husband.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Seymour, in his defence, stated that he knew William Boleyn as a fellow porter in Covent Garden Market, who asked him to put the packet of metal in his pocket as it was larger than his pocket, and then they rode on a tram, and a policeman searched him and found it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BOLEYN</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-543-18940625 t18940625-543-punishment-17"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED FENTON</hi> (23)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-64" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HIGGINS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Falcon, Falcon Square—on May 31st, after three o'clock, I served the prisoner with half a pint of ale and a pennyworth of tobacco—he gave me a 4s. piece—I saw it was bad, and handed it to the landlord, who broke it in half with a pair of pincers, and asked the prisoner where he got it—he said, "In Blackfriars," and paid with good money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-65" type="given" value="ROBERT SAMUEL"/>ROBERT SAMUEL CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Falcon—on May 31st the last witness brought me a double florin—I broke it in two with a pair of pincers—the prisoner took one piece, and I kept the other—I asked him where he got it—he said, "At the Elephant and Castle," and paid with good coin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-66" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PIPE</persName> </hi>. I am barman to Mr. Chapman—I followed the prisoner</p>
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<p>to the corner of Newgate Street, and saw him throw something white over into a garden in Little Britain—I followed him and gave him in charge, and afterwards pointed out the spot to a detective.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-67" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BOLLACK</persName> </hi> (233,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On May 31st Pipe pointed out the prisoner to me in Newgate Street—I told him he would have to come to the station with me—he said, "What for?"—I said, "You will be charged with uttering counterfeit coin"—he said, "All right"—I took him to the station, and found a halfpenny on him and three screws of tobacco; two nearly empty and one nearly full—this piece of coin was brought to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-68" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HALLAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On the afternoon of May 31st I went to the public garden in Little Britain, and found this piece of a coin, which corresponds with the other half.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-69" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This double florin is counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he got the coin at the Elephant and Castle in change for a half-sovereign, two days before, and that Mr. Chapman ought to have inquired there.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-544-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN THOMAS GOSLING</hi> (78)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD HALL</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18940625-544a-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-544a-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining £10 from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940625-544a-offence-1 t18940625-name-72"/>Charles Alwyn Staal</persName> by false pretences.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for obtaining other sums from other persons.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODILLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OVEREND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Gosling, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Hall.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-73" type="surname" value="STAAL"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-73" type="given" value="CHARLES ALWYN"/>CHARLES ALWYN STAAL</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant, of 1, Mitre Court, Temple—I entered into partnership with the prisoner Gosling there on May 1st, through answering an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi>—I contributed £60; I paid £40 for office furniture and goodwill—the money was to be drawn out by cheque, signed by both—no business was carried on, never a penny came in—I was there every day—he said it was a good business—I am a foreigner—after I had been in partnership with him some days, he suggested lending the money which I had paid into the bank, and on May 10th showed me this advertisement in a paper of a person wanting immediately £10 for a week—Hall called next day and presented a card, which was handed to me—I said, "Is your name H. Hall?"—he said, "I could not write to you in my own name, it would affect my credit"—he asked for the money for a fortnight—I said, "You only advertised for a week"—he said, "Well, in a fort
<lb/>night I shall be sure to be paid"—he produced eight pawntickets for jewellery—Gosling was there all the time, but nothing was said between him and Hall—Gosling can hear perfectly well; I never had any difficulty in making him hear—Hall said he would give £13 for the loan—Gosling said, "Are these good securities?"—I said "Yes"—they represent about £33—a bill was drawn up for £13 for eleven days, and I drew a cheque for £10, which Gosling and I signed; it was given to Hall and returned paid—the bill was put in the cash-box; I had no key—Gosling and the housekeeper and the clerk had keys of the office—on the evening of the 22nd, Gosling put the cash-box in a drawer, and I left before him—on the 23rd I arrived at the office at 10.45, and Gosling got up to look for the cash-box; he opened the drawer and said, "The cash-box has gone"—he called the clerk, who said he knew nothing about it—I said, "This is</p>
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<p>very awkward, because there are pawn-tickets in it, and I must try to stop the tickets"—he said, "No, I must go and try to find Hall"—he went away and came back in the evening, and said he had found him at a shop with the name over the door, but he was not in—he had left a card saying he would call next morning—next morning Hall came to the office, and we asked him to give us the particulars of the pawntickets—he said he could not—there was no recognition between them—on the 25th he came again, and gave me this list of pawntickets (
<hi rend="italic">For a watch, a pin, Albert chain, a gold keyless watch, and a diamond ring</hi>), and said those were all the particulars he could give, and he ex
<lb/>pected us to make the loss good, and that the goods represented £60, but he had had a good week, and would pay £13—we said, "No," and he said he would take £10—as soon as Hall got out of the office, Gosling said to me, "We get off cheap now; I expected it would be much more"—I said, "I don't think so; you would take £8 rather than nothing"—I said, "Can you find the money by dinner-time?"—he said, "I can find £3 10s." and when I came back from lunch he said he could find £4, and took it out of his pocket—he did not say who Mr. Leader was—I subsequently, with Sergeant Bryan, found this cheque-book in a drawer in our office—it is in Gosling's writing—I did not notice at the time he brought in the cheque that it was in his own writing—this is another of May 25th—I refused to pay any more, and said I was going away, and as I was in the office, Hall came in and was arrested—this is a pawnticket for a diamond ring for £3—to the best of my belief, it is one of the pawn-tickets left with us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OVEREND</hi>. I held myself personally responsible, because they gave me very good references—my share of the business included the goodwill and the furniture—I preferred to have the man in custody before I gave notice to retire—no business at all has been done—we were accountants and general agents—I went into partnership on May 1st, and this occurred on May 11th—between those dates there were four business transactions of the same shady kind—I never heard that a project for decorating the Queen's Theatre was brought into our office—Gos
<lb/>ling said he had no money because he had been ill—in one case we received back principal and interest—on 3rd May Gosling took me to Mrs. Richard
<lb/>son, of 14, Penton Street, Camberwell—he said she was an old client of his, and she wanted £17 advanced on her furniture—we took an inventory of it, and she was to give a bill of sale, and pay it back in a few days—we lent her £17, and since Gosling had been arrested I have got £15 back—it suited me to take £10—the next piece of business was a particular friend of Gosling's, in fact one of the gang; he wanted £10, and I lent it to him on two share certificates, which are not worth the paper they are written on—the money has not been repaid—Chapple signed an acceptance for £11 for a month—I have not got it; it disappeared with the cash-box—I can
<lb/>not find the man anywhere—the prisoners got no portion of that amount—the £60 was put into the bank for the sole benefit of Gosling and my
<lb/>self, and the introduction was made by the bank manager—I know that Chapple has banked there thirty years—he was hanging about Gosling's office, and he came to my office and looked round—there was a case of soiling a surgeon's business, but never a penny of profit came in—I never heard of Mr. Dudley in reference to the Queen's Theatre—I do not know</p>
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<p>that business negotiations were being carried on during the slight time I was negotiating with Gosling—several people came to the office, but Gosling took them to a public-house—the clerk had the back office—Gosling saw the persons I spoke of who came—I generally wrote the few letters there were—I wrote the letter to Whittaker at his direc
<lb/>tion—Hall came in reply to our asking him to call, and Gosling suggested that he should go into the clerk's room while we discussed the matter—the goods were pledged for £23 12s., and Hall said they were worth £60—when I went there the day before the bill was due, the clerk may have been in the back office—we had the housekeeper up, who said that the clerk was the first person to come—every evening after I entered into partnership with Gosling, it was his practice to put the securities he had in the cash-box, which he put into the open drawer of the bookcase, unlocked—he did not tender me the money that he and I had advanced; the person could not find him, and he came on Friday—when the robbery took place there was a conversation between Hall and me about the cash-box—he came on the Thursday—I wanted to go and trace the pawn-tickets, but Gosling said, "Don't be in a hurry, go to the police"—Hall came twice; he did not offer me the amount of the bill, or say that he had brought it and wanted his pawn-tickets—after Hall left I said to Gosling, "Now can you find half the money?"—I altered my mind, because I thought it was a shady transaction made up between them—I took legal advice, and did not see Gosling afterwards—I did not try to cash the cheque—it was on a Newmarket bank—I saw "£4" on it—he did not tell me it was simply filled up to show me, a literary person, how to draw a cheque—I did not put it in my pocket—it was drawn in Gosling's favour—the first time I saw it was not when the detectives searched the office—a summons was taken out first, and it was altered to a warrant, because I saw that they were a very shady lot, and if I did not take criminal proceedings I should get nothing, and the people at the Court said that I must have him arrested—I know that he was arrested when ho simply went to the police office to make inquiries about the missing goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>. Hall gave me a card, "H. Hall, jeweller and watch maker, Isley Street"—that is the address I went to, and saw a woman who said she was his daughter—I went there to see what sort of a shop it was—I did not go to say that I had lost his pawntickets, and to make arrangements about them—I said nothing to her about the loss of the tickets—I called a second time to see whether he lived there as well as carried on his busi
<lb/>ness, and saw the same woman again—he did not live there, but his daughter did—I said nothing about the pawntickets—I was not told that Mr. Hall was in Birmingham—I have not had much experience in London—I only came here three years ago—I had these pawntickets in my hands for half an hour or an hour on May 11th—Hall brought a list of them with him; he was there about half an hour—I gave him this money, and he gave me a promissory note—he did not call twice at our office after May 10th; he only came when he was asked, after the cash-box disappeared—he was there three times—I did not leave word with his daughter for him to call at my place, but he came at 11 o'clock, and told me that his bill did not come due till next day—I informed him of the loss of the pawn-tickets, and asked if he would give me particulars of</p>
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<p>them; I did not suspect him at that time—he never made any tender to me—he said on the 24th that he was prepared to pay me, and asked me to have the bill ready, and on the 25th he called, and I told him the tickets had been lost—they were for two rings, and several watches; the whole particulars are on a paper which I have looked at to-day; I know there is "Diamond ring, £3," on it, and another ring, and an albert chain, and a locket—I should not be surprised to hear that there is only one ring down—all I know this ticket by is that it says "Diamond ring, £3"—nobody has tampered with the" £3"—I do not know the pawnbroker's name—I did not receive a letter from Hall and Scott, solicitors, of 3, Warwick Court, Holborn but one was found in Gosling's bag addressed to my firm—it was not brought under my notice till the prisoner was in custody—this is it: "May 26th.—Dear Sir,—We are instructed by Mr. Richard Hall to apply to you for the articles mentioned below, or payment of £30 for detention.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALL, HALL AND SCOTT</hi>" then follows a list of the property—that was written the day after the bill came due—I can see very well with my glasses—I complain that Hall was in league with Gosling—people advertise in different names.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I know nothing of the alteration of "Diamond ring, £3"—Hall came on the 25th, after I had lost the tickets; he did not tender any money—no accountant's business was done, only some money-lending transactions—people came from all parts, and asked for Gosling, but he never brought under my notice any business he had with them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-74" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-74" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH FOSTER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry John Foster, of 73, Great Ormond Street—I received letters for a Mr. Whittaker, who came there for them—it was neither of the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OVEREND</hi>. I know nothing about the letter to Mr. Staal, or about any letters in reference to advertisements in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi>—several letters came for Mr. Whittaker—I did not deliver them to anybody unless they brought his card.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> All the letters I received for Mr. Whittaker I delivered to himself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>. I saw him about a dozen times, but I did not know him; he might have been anybody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-75" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BRYAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On May 29th I saw Gosling at Brighton Police-station—he came there to see me respecting the stolen cash-box—I said, "You have come at a most inconvenient time for yourself"—he said, "How is that?"—I said, "A warrant has been issued for your arrest"—he said, "Mr. Staal is my partner, and I shall have to bear half the loss"—I saw Hall next day, and said, "You know me?"—he said, "I know you are an officer"—I said, "Mr. Gosling has been arrested on a warrant, and I have one for your arrest"—he said, "I don't understand it; I went with the £10 and £3 interest, and they told me the pawntickets had been stolen"—he had some pawn-tickets in his hand, and I said, "You must hand me those pawntickets"—this is one of them—I first saw Mr. Staal about the pawntickets on Saturday, the 26th, and went with him to the office on the Monday—Gosling was there—I said, "I have come respecting the robbery of the cash-box"—he showed me the drawer, and I examined the lock and also the lock of the drawer, but saw no indication of breaking—he said that the drawer was not locked—I said, "Who is Mr. Hall who complains of</p>
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<p>losing the pawntickets?"—he said, "I don't know"—I went again with Mr. Staal, and found the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Gosling six years—he has occupied the same office many years—there is a resident housekeeper—the street door is closed at six o'clock; anybody coming in the morning would have to get the housekeeper to let them in—Gosling told me that the clerk was there first—when the office was closed the clerk was told that he would not be wanted any more—I had no conversation with him—I saw the house
<lb/>keeper, but did not speak to her on that occasion—I took possession of a number of documents—there were a lot of old ledgers on the shelf all over dust, but no recent ledger; there were one or two invoices of 1892 and 1893—Mr. Staal did not tell me that he had removed the business books—Gosling appeared surprised when I told him I was going to detain him; he seemed to take it more like a joke.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>. These are the pawn tickets—one of them is for two diamonds rings, £3, and a gold watch, gold Albert and gold chain—these are dated from January 8th to May, 1894—I believe Hall deals in jewellery—I have known him some years, and have spoken to him once or twice—as far as I know there is nothing against him—I have made inquiries at his two addresses—he lives at Camberwell New Road—he has a married daughter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">C. A. STAAL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I only remember one ticket for a diamond ring for £3—I think there were two tickets for diamond rings, but I do not remember the amount of the second.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-76" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COSTIN</persName> </hi> (402,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I know both the prisoners—I have seen them together for thirten or fourteen years, but not much together within the last three years—I have seen them in conversation in public-houses.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-77" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY RICHARDS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Richards, the housekeeper at Mitre Court, Temple—Gosling carried on a business there, but I do not know what—I close the street door, and he closed the other—on Wednes
<lb/>day morning, the 23rd, about eleven a.m., he said he had lost a cash-box—Mr. Staal was there—he left at 4.45 the previous evening—he called his clerk, and said he was going, and I heard him shut the door—Mr. Gosling went first—I was last in the office on Monday morning, and saw no sign of it having been broken into—I saw the cash-box on Monday morning, he owed me £3 9s., and I saw it in the drawer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The drawer was not locked; anybody could take the cash-box out, but they could not get in without a key—I had a key of the office—Mr. Gosling had one, and the clerk one, but not of the outer door—on the morning when the cash-box was missed the clerk came first—he would ring the bell, and take his key, and let himself into the private office—I closed the outer door at six on this day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OVEREND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that it was no offence for one partner to obtain or to conspire with another person to obtain by false pretences, money, the property of the partnership (Q. v. Watson</hi>, 1
<hi rend="italic">Dearsley and Bell</hi>, 348).
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODILLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that it would be a question for the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">whether there was a partnership (Q. v. Warburton, L.R., 1, Crown Cases Reserved), or whether the whole thing was a fraud, ab initio.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OVEREND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">said that there was evidence of a partnership by the deed, and other circumstances. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">left it to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to say whether the whole thing was not, from beginning to end, before the execution of the deed, a device to</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">cheat and defraud Staal; if they found it was not so, he should direct them to acquit Gosling upon the Count charging the obtaining the partner
<lb/>ship property by false pretences, but that Hall not being a partner, that point did not apply to him; and that upon the Count for conspiracy he must, if the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found there was a partnership, follow the ruling of the Lord Chief Justice in Q. v. Warburton.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">C. A. STAAL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). Mr. Gosling pointed out Whitaker's advertisement to me—I wrote a letter, which I gave to a clerk to post; he was supposed to have posted it; I did not see it after
<hi rend="italic">Hall received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HALL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">on the First and Second Counts.—
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<interp inst="t18940625-544a-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-544a-18940625 t18940625-544a-punishment-18"/>Six Months Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>man, and when I came in with him the prisoner was feeling about his packages of slippers, and he dropped this purse—I picked it up, and, gave it to the policeman, who was standing next to him—it is my purse, which I missed on the Saturday night—it then had 9s. 2d. in it.</p>
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<p>and they cannot find out who did it"—he was very sorry for the loss of her money, because she was a poor girl—this file is a thing used in my business—we have files like it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-82" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RUBENS</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Deal Street—I am a traveller in caps and hats—on Saturday, 19th May, I came home about three with a friend, who slept with me—in about a quarter of an hour my friend woke me—I called out, "Who is it?"—I heard the prisoner's voice say, "It's me"—he said it a second time—I jumped up and ran after him, and in the passage I saw his face—he opened the door and went out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-83" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK MESSER</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, and live at 9, Deal Street—I mended a purse for Miss Brandenberg; I put in a rivet and two joints; I recognise my work on this purse—I never saw a purse like it before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-84" type="given" value="MAJOR"/>MAJOR JONES</persName> </hi> (243
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On the morning of the 21st I went with the prosecutrix to 11, Waterloo Court, St. George's in the East, and saw the prisoner at work there, slipper making; she pointed to him and said, "That is the man that took my purse; I will now give him in charge"—as soon as he saw me he put his right hand in the back pocket of his trousers and went to pick up some new slippers that were on the floor; and at the same time he placed this purse underneath the slippers—the prosecutrix picked it up and Raid, "That is my purse"—I took the prisoner to the station; he made no reply to the charge—I afterwards went to 8, Deal Street, and examined the prosecutrix's room—I saw a hole in the window where a screw had been forced out, and there were marks as of somebody entering—there is a low shed outside the window—a man standing on that could reach the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "All the witnesses are friends of the prosecutrix and keep to her side. I have witnesses, but don't know their names, or where they live."</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-546-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-87" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN GILROYD</persName> </hi>. I am deputy of a lodging-house, 10, Adelina Grove, Mile End—I have seen the prisoner on several occasions—some time before eleven on the 5th June he came to the lodging-house, and I had to eject him, not forcibly—on going out, he said, "I will put a knife into you before the night is out"—between eleven and half-past he came again—I was standing at the gate—I would not let him come in—I got him up the street and said, "Go home"—he met another man and they had a few words, and he stabbed him in the cheek—he then turned round to me, and said, "You are next to go," and stabbed me in the arm—I could not say whether he was drunk—I don't believe he would have done it if he had been sober—I saw the knife in his hand, and I felt the blow, and after that I know no more—a doctor attended me, and I am under his care now—there was a mob there at this time; they were not attacking him, they were simply looking on—I did not strike him with a poker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Court.</hi>. He said he would knife my wife too—I saw something in his hand; I could not tell what it was—he had said in the daytime, "I will knife you, and will have your life before the day is out"—he had not</p>
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<p>slept at the lodging-house since I have been there—he came into the kitchen and I ordered him out, because I did not want any row there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I was not in a public-house with you and a man named
<hi rend="italic">Jimmy</hi> that afternoon—I saw you and
<hi rend="italic">Jimmy</hi> come into the lodging-house with a bundle—he said he had been with you the best part of the day—you were not both drunk—I think you had had a drop—I think I had seen this knife before in the lodging-house—the stab was just below the joint.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-88" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HERBERT</persName> </hi>. I was with the prisoner at the lodging-house about eleven on the night of 5th June—I was very drunk—all I recollect is being stabbed in the mouth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We had been drinking most of the day—I did not try to stab you; I never threatened to do so—I never had a knife in my hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-89" type="given" value="EDMUND KING"/>EDMUND KING HOWCHIN</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon of the H Division of police—I saw the prosecutor about half-past twelve on the morning of 6th June—he had a very large incised wound running across the upper third of the right forearm, which severed the veins, and he had lost a considerable mount of blood—the wound was about three inches long, and about three-quarters of an inch deep—he was very exhausted, and in all probability would have lost his life but for the constable having tied up his arm before I saw him—it was a very dangerous wound; very con
<lb/>siderable violence must have been used—this knife(
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) would pro
<lb/>duce the sort of wound I saw—he is recovering now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw two small bruises upon you; they might have been caused by sole blunt instrument, in all probably in defending your
<lb/>self—they were quite recent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-90" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BATTEN</persName> </hi> (248
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). At 11.20 on the night of 5th June I heard a whistle, and saw the prisoner running away, and a crowd of persons after him—Gilroyd was one of the crowd—he came up and said, "I am stabbed in the arm n—at the same time Herbert came up, and said, "So am I, stabbed in the face; I will charge him"—I stopped the prisoner, and asked him for the knife—he said, "I have not got it; I don't know where it is"—the prosecutor's wife came up and handed me this knife, and said, "Here is the knife, he threw it down"—the prisoner said, "I had to defend myself against these dogs"—I took him to the station, and in the waiting room he turned to the prosecutor and said, "That is what you get for interfering with me"—Gilroyd was bleeding very much from the arm—I tied up his arm at the station to stop the bleeding.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-91" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN GILROYD</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife—on 5th June I was present at part of this row—I was coming from an errand, and saw a crowd of people—my husband said he was stabbed, and a woman said, "Be careful, he has got a knife"—I felt something thrown over my head, and I stooped and picked up this knife, and gave it to the constable—it came from where the prisoner was, in he crowd.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-92" type="given" value="HELENA"/>HELENA CRAWLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at, 7, Thames Street, Cable Street—I was present when this row was going on—I saw the prisoner walking back
<lb/>wards with this knife in his hand—I saw him make a stab at Herbert—he was bleeding from the face, and he was following him up the street—a crowd was following and screaming, and I put up my hand to save Herbert's face, and was cut slightly in the hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner a statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I was drinking with Herbert, and many people with us, perhaps a dozen. When we came out Herbert followed me with a knife; the knife fell. I went to pick it up. In the meantime Gilroyd and Herbert were striking me with a poker, and I hit all round; I don't know who I hit. I was backing away to get away from them."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-93" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's sister—on the Sunday night before this case I saw
<hi rend="italic">Jimmy</hi> standing outside, and my brother with him—my brother went up to him and asked him to have a glass of beer; he refused, and he took a knife from his right-hand pocket, and opened it; I knocked it out of his hand and ran away; he ran after me, and he threatened to have my life as well as my brother's—a policeman came up, and said, "You had better go out of this, we will have him before long"—I saw nothing of the affair on the Tuesday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been drinking with
<hi rend="italic">Jimmy</hi> all day; he was always threatening my life when I was at work at a baker's shop—he asked me to give him a shilling, and I gave it him to get away from him; he was always taking me into public-houses, and making me drunk and saying he would have my life—Gilroyd and a lot of these people were all against me—
<hi rend="italic">Jimmy</hi> had the knife in his hand, trying to stab me, and Gilroyd was hitting me with a poker; I put up my arm to defend myself and kept running away, guarding myself—a policeman came up, and I said, "I am glad you have come; I have tried to defend myself against these dogs."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CONSTABLE MASTERMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that the prisoner had been convicted of assaults and robberies, and was a most dangerous character, belonging to a gang of thieves and prostitutes—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). On 9th June, about half-past one, I was on duty in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea—in consequence of something that was said to me I went to the back of the premises of No. 14—I looked down the back area, and saw the two prisoners there—they were evidently dis
<lb/>turbed by my getting over the railings and crossing the grass plat to the house—I had my light turned on—they attempted to get up the wall of the area—I asked what they were doing there—Corbin said, "It is hard a man cannot go where he likes to ease himself"—I took Corbin by the collar, and also took hold of Evans, and pulled them up the wall—we had a struggle—Evans wrenched himself from me, and bolted over the rails into Cheyne Walk—he was pursued by Mr. Eardley, who brought him back—a hat was afterwards found by Inspector Geer—Evans's hat came off as I was lifting him up—a man can easily get down into the yard from the back; the depth is nine feet six, and there is a window with holes in the bricks where they could put their feet, and two bricks were out—the back area door was forced inwards from the bottom—it was not right open.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Corbin.</hi> I am sure I saw two men in the area—you were half-way up the wall when I pulled you up—when I came back to the house we let ourselves in by the front area door, not by the street door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-98" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH EARDLEY</persName> </hi>. I have been a commercial traveller—I live at 5, Oakley Crescent, Chelsea—I waited outside as the constable went down into the area—Evans came up and ran away—I followed him, overtook him in about twenty yards, and brought him back and gave him in charge to the constable—I blew a police whistle as I ran.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Corbin.</hi> I saw you—I did not say you were drunk; you had your clothes disarranged—I was there when the police came back and went into the house—they went in by the front area door, the street door; they walked in—the door was undone—the prisoner did not let them in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-99" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BACON</persName> </hi> (137
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). I received Evans from Mr. Eardley, and took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-100" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ALLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective B</hi>). I examined the premises on Sunday morning with Inspector Geer—I found the back area door had been forced open at the bottom by some blunt instrument—a catch had also been forced, and the jamb of the door was broken—it was not unfastened at the top—there was room for a man to get in—the front basement door was open—I suggest that it was opened from the inside; there were no marks on it—it was unlocked, and the key was in the lock—I showed Evans the hat I found in the back yard—I put it on his head, and it fitted him—he had no other hat—a skeleton key was found on him—nothing was found on Corbin—neither of the prisoners were drunk—Corbin pre
<lb/>tended to be drunk, but he was quite sober—there was a little blood just inside the hat, and Evans's left hand was bleeding—I examined the place minutely—there was no sign of such a thing as Corbin suggested.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-101" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH HORNE</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at 14, Cheyne Walk—before going to bed on 8th June, I saw the premises locked up—the front and back basement doors were secure.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Corbin.</hi> I was the last person that saw the place secured—none of us let the police in when we were aroused; they came in—the back area door appeared to have been forced in at the bottom from the outside, and was only hanging by the top bolt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-102" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GEER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector</hi>). I went to the house with the officer—the back door was pushed bodily in at the bottom—there was room enough for anybody to crawl in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Evans.</hi> I did not find anything on the ground to force it in—I did not say I would break your arm—we had to take your coat off to see the tattoo marks on your arm.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-103" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE HORNE</persName> </hi>. There was nothing broken or removed in the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Corbin</hi>: "What I say I will say in front of the Jury."
<hi rend="italic">Evans</hi>: "My wife has a fellow key to that which they call a skeleton key found upon me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Corbin's defence.</hi> I was at a coffee-still, and seeing this place, as I thought, uninhabited, I got over for a purpose, when the policeman came and said he must take us to the station. On the 3rd of this month I went to report myself, being on ticket-of-leave, and they accused me of giving a false address, which I did not, and I was acquitted of it, and they did</p>
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<p>not like it, and said they would do me an injury, and they have got this case up to send me away. This man (
<hi rend="italic">Evans</hi>) is quite innocent. They had from two to eight in the morning to do what they liked with the place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evans put in a written defence, stating that, seeing Corbin in a drunken state, he merely helped him along, and when he tumbled down the area he went to help him up, when the policeman came and took them into custody.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CORBIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction in February, 1892, at Cherkewell, and three other convictions were proved against him</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CORBIN</hi>**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-548-18940625 t18940625-548-punishment-21"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EVANS</hi>*—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-548-18940625 t18940625-548-punishment-22"/>Fourteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940625-549-offence-1 t18940625-name-105"/>Agra Bank, Limited</persName>, his masters;</rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940625-550-offence-1 t18940625-name-108"/>Ada Richardson</persName>, 21s.; and from other persons other sums, by false pretences, with intent to defraud. </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SERJEANT HAILSTONE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, for incurring a debt and liability to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940625-551-offence-1 t18940625-name-111"/>James Benley Crump</persName> to the amount of £50, and thereby obtaining credit to that amount.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-112" type="given" value="GERALD SORTON ASHBY"/>GERALD SORTON ASHBY DARBY</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 32, Gracechurch Street—on 29th January this year, the prisoner called at my office with this lease of 169, High Street, Hoxton, in which Benjamin Benje purports to be lessor, and George Andrews the lessee, in consideration of £200 paid by the lessee to the lessor, and there is a receipt acknowledging that 169, High Street, Hoxton, is let for eighty years, from 25th December, 1893, at aground rent of £4—the lease and receipt are attested by a solicitor—a solicitor has no right to attest a lease without going properly into it; I have not personally heard of solicitors doing such things—when I saw the attestation it had some weight, to my mind, as being a genuine lease—I asked the prisoner whether he had paid the £200 premium; he said he had—I asked him what he wanted the £50 for; he said he had let these premises to a butcher on a three years agreement at £38 a year rent—I asked him to produce the agreement; he stated he had not got it with him; he promised to bring it up—I have never seen it—I asked him for it again when we had completed the matter; he said the same again and promised to send it up—I took the lease to my client, Mr. Crump, on the next day, I think, or the</p>
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<p>same afternoon, and in my presence the mortgage produced was executed, and the money was handed over—I heard Crump ask the prisoner whether he had paid the £200 premium; he said he had—Crump asked him about the agreement with the butcher, and the prisoner said he had let it, exactly the same as he had to me—Crump asked him what he wanted the money for—he said he wanted it to put the place in repair for this butcher—the mortgage was for £50—on 22nd February I was just coining out of the City of London Court, when I met the prisoner—he produced another lease—the prisoner afterwards told me and my clerk that he had destroyed that lease—I served him in Holloway Prison with notice to produce it—it has not been produced—on 27th March, the prisoner called; that was after we had found out that Benje and Russell were being prosecuted in a case, where Benje had given Russell a lease for some ground rent, purporting to have received a large sum of money con
<lb/>sideration—they were convicted before your lordship last session, (
<hi rend="italic">See Sessions Paper, Vol. CXX., p.</hi> 644)—I asked the prisoner on 27th March, "What about that second lease?"—that was the lease of 67, Mortimer Road, from Benje to him—and he replied to the effect that it was no longer in existence—he made a statement to my clerk—the lease he produced, when I met him on 22nd February outside the City of London Court, was between Benje and Andrews; it was a lease of 57, Mortimer Road or Mortimer Street, Kingsland, which was where Benje said he lodged—the prisoner said he wanted £60 for the lease, and suggested that I, being solicitor to Mr. Crump, should get it for him—there was £200 consideration money in that lease also—I asked the prisoner whether he had paid that; the prisoner said he had—I took the lease to Mr. Crump, but the negotiation fell through; Mr. Crump wanted the first lease paid off—I think if the first one had been paid off he would have done the other one—the first was not paid off—a few days afterwards the prisoner called for the second one, and I handed it to him—I had taken down a copy of the material parts—I had that copy at the Mansion House; I have lost it since—anyone would suppose that the first lease on which he obtained £50 was a good lease—the £50 was only a temporary mortgage for a month—civil proceedings were taken—the prisoner informed me that he had arranged a mortgage with Godfrey for £50, and that he only wanted the money pending the completion of the other—I have since seen Godfrey—afterwards criminal proceedings were started; we saw Benje and Russell were at the Mansion House, and I went to see the property, 169, High Street, Hoxton, and found it belonged to Captain Sharpe Sharpe's trustees, and the builders were in possession, doing repairs—I saw a specification after the criminal proceedings had been taken' against Benje and Russell—the prisoner's address is given in the appearance to the civil proceedings as 52, Man
<lb/>chester Street, Manchester Square—Russell also used that as his address—I did not go there; the police made inquiries—there is no butcher's shop now at this house at Hoxton, but from inquiries I learnt there was one there last year—the lease is dated 2nd January this year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was present when Benje and Russell were convicted here—Benje pleaded guilty after the trial had one on for some time—I was not in Court all the time—Benje is seventy-five years old—the police stated something to the effect that for years he had been living by letting</p>
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<p>houses on this property—I believe he has taken in some of the acutest intellects in London—I believe Russell had been convicted; he is between fifty and sixty—I had heard of the Mobbs's Estate in Hoxton before this case—I understand property worth about £4,000,000 is waiting for a claimant—I first suggested that the prisoner was crimi
<lb/>nally mixed up with Benje and Russell when they were first charged at the Mansion House—I first satisfied my mind that the prisoner was criminally mixed up when he called on 27th March, and said he had destroyed the lease—we did not prosecute him till ht June, because we did not want to prosecute him—he had been sued civilly—Mr. Carnegie, a solicitor, called on me with reference to this matter, and offered to settle this matter out of Court; I did not accept the offer—I referred him to Timbrell and Deighton, the solicitors conducting the civil proceedings—I did not offer to give this lease up to Mr. Carnegie; he, acting for the prisoner, suggested it should he done—the matter was out of my hands from March to June, and in the hands of Timbrell and Deighton—they obtained judgment for £50 on 29th March, 1894, in the civil proceedings—the matter was put into my hands again just before this prosecution was started—Timbrell and Deighton acted until just before the proceedings at the Mansion House—I did not tell them the prisoner had been guilty of a criminal offence—I had no position in the matter when civil proceedings were taken—I cannot tell you why no criminal proceedings were taken from 28th March till 1st June—I believe Mr. Carnegie suggested a settlement of the matter, but it never came to anything—I believe Timbrell and Deighton were not willing to entertain it; I don't know—I believe if Mr. Carnegie had come and tendered money they would have entertained it, and then criminal proceedings would not have been taken—I have no recollection of saying to Mr. Carnegie "The police may force Mr. Crump to prosecute"—I have seen Mr. Carnegie since, and he has told me a good many things about the prisoner—I think I have been Mr. Carnegie twice since the matter left Timbrell and Deighton's hands; he came to see me—I said I had no power of settling the matter; it was out of my hands—I should say that was after judgment was recovered on 28th March—Mr. Crump in
<lb/>structed me to prosecute about two days before I laid the case before Mr. Warburton—my managing clerk, Peck, who introduced the prisoner to me, is here—I have known him a good many years; he was managing clerk to my father—he has not been many years continuously in my service—he was in a way in my service when he introduced the prisoner—I used to give him conveyancing work; he had a seat in my room—I believe the prisoner gave him a small commission, I don't know—the prisoner paid my fee on the lease; in the ordinary way the mortgagor pays it; it is deducted out of the mortgage money—I heard Mr. Warburton said he could not get Benje here; we should have had to go to the ex
<lb/>pense of a
<hi rend="italic">habeas corpus</hi>—we could have brought him here by going to great expense.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The second hearing was on 1st June, and the warrant was applied for about a fortnight before that, about 17th or 25th May.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PECK</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Mr. Ashby Darby—I was present when lease "A" was produced, and a statement made to Mr. Darby—the prisoner stated that he had let this place to a butcher at I think,</p>
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<p>£38 a year, and that he wished to borrow this money for the purpose of putting the place in repair, and that he was having a loan of £200, and he wanted this temporarily—he was asked if he had paid the commission money, and he said he had—I heard Mr. Darby give evidence at the Police-court—on 27th March the prisoner called at our office—I asked him what had become of the lease of Mortimer Road, and he pointed to the fireplace and said, "It is there"—I understood from that that he had destroyed it—he said, "Is there a warrant out for me?"—I said, "Not that I am aware of."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner since about 25th January—Mr. Rocket introduced me to him—I have known Mr. Rocket for some years; I saw him yesterday—the prisoner gave me £1 13s. commis
<lb/>sion for this loan of £50—I did not suggest that he might get another £50 on another house—I was not in regular employment at this time—I made inquiries about the prisoner afterwards, but I could find out nothing against him—the prisoner lived at Bexley Heath—he told us so—I went there with Mr. Darby, and made inquiries—we went and looked at the prisoner's house, and could not find him, and we went to the Police-station, and then to the rectory, introduced by the police inspector, and heard a lot about him—it was not unsatisfactory.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-114" type="given" value="JAMES BENLEY"/>JAMES BENLEY CRUMP</persName> </hi>. I am a chartered accountant, of 6, Lombard Court—Mr. Ashby Darby brought me the lease "A," and I afterwards saw the prisoner with regard to it on 30th January—he first sent across to know if I was going to let him have the money, and I sent back word that I would see the house before I advanced any money, and if it was all right he could come across to me in the afternoon—I went and saw the house; it was empty—I thought it was well worth the money he wanted to borrow—in the afternoon he came with Mr. Darby, and I said I had seen the house, and I had no objection to advance the money—he told me he had let the house to a butcher for three years at £38 a year, and he wanted this money to do the repairs in order that the butcher might take possession—I believed that statement to be true, and advanced the money; that was one of the principal inducements—I said, "According to the lease you appear to have given £200 for it; is that true?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "That is about what I should have believed the lease was worth"—his story was a great inducement to me—about a week before the money became due Mr. Darby brought me the second lease between Benje and Andrews, and said Mr. Andrews had brought it to him, and asked me to advance £60 on it—I declined to do so—Mr. Darby was acting as my solicitor and agent in the matter—I said he must pay the other off first—the prisoner said he had let the house on a three years' agreement, that he had forgotten to bring it with him, but he would send it up to Mr. Darby.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner said as to the first lease that he had got at home the agreement to let the premises at £38 a year, and he said they had paid £200 to the lessor—I think that £200 induced me somewhat—I depended a great deal upon the premises—the statement that he had let it at £38 a year to the butcher turned the scale—I saw in the Directory that it had been used as a butcher's shop—as soon as I found out that it was a swindle I made up my mind to prosecute the prisoner; that was somewhere about the beginning of April—I went to the City Solicitor,</p>
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<p>as he was prosecuting the other men; he did not take it up because the cither men had been committed for trial about an hour before I got to him, and there would be the expense of a
<hi rend="italic">habeas corpus</hi> to bring up Benje, I understood—I saw, not the City Solicitor, but one of his principal clerks—from the time I took up the prosecution I left the matter in Mr. Darby's hands—he had no instructions from me to settle—I should never have listened to any suggestion—I cannot say I ever heard of it—I believe I was informed that the prisoner's solicitors had been to my solicitors, Timbrell and Deighton, and asked if they could make terms, and they refused; they said they would not settle till the thing was cleared up somehow or other.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-115" type="given" value="EDWARD CHARLES"/>EDWARD CHARLES PITTAM</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to George Brown, Son, and Vardy, solicitors, of 56, Finsbury Pavement—that firm and their pre
<lb/>decessors have acted as solicitors to the trustees of the will of Captain William Henry Sharpe Sharpe; they are possessed of an estate of which 169, Hoxton Street is a part, and has been for a long period—this lease, "A," we know nothing of; no one but our firm have anything to do with the property—this lease is an absolute fraud from beginning to end.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-116" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Mounton and Son, solicitors, of 58, Cheapside—we act for the executors of Edward Gooding—on April 25th we sold 57, Mortimer Road, to William Henry Southeran on behalf of Mr. Gosling's executors—the property has nothing to do with Benje or the prisoner, to my knowledge; I should know if it had—I have the approved draft of the lease of that house granted in 1846, and Mr. Gooding held it from then till his death in August, 1893—his executors hold it now—the prisoner is not the lessee.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The lease of 57, Mortimer Road was attested by Hunt, clerk to Wallace and Co., solicitors, of Queen Street, Cheapside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-118" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HUNT</persName> </hi>. I am fourteen years old—I am clerk to Wallace and Co.—in February Benje and the prisoner came to our office—the prisoner asked for Mr. Wallace; I told him he was not in—he said I could do it as well as Mr. Wallace, and at his request I attested this lease between Benje and Andrews.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, City</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on a warrant—I had had him under observation since 14th February; I saw him with Russell, and sometimes with Benje, the two men convicted here last Sessions—I saw him with Russell chiefly—when arrested the prisoner said, "I have not defrauded anyone; if I have committed a crimi
<lb/>nal offence it was done entirely through ignorance"—ceased to observe the prisoner after Benje's and Russell's conviction—I did not see them all together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I arrested him at his residence, Rutland Villa, Bexley Heath, on 25th May—Benje and Russell were arrested on 13th March; their case was pretty well reported in the London papers—I found the prisoner living at his house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-551-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">In this case the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">had ignored the bill, and</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940625-553-offence-1 t18940625-name-123"/>Eliza Raines</persName>, under thirteen.</rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940625-554-offence-1 t18940625-name-125"/>Selina Brooks</persName>, with intent to procure miscarriage.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-554-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-554-18940625 t18940625-554-punishment-28"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-554-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-554-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="murder"/>There was another indictment against the prisoner for the wilful murder of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940625-554-offence-2 t18940625-name-126"/>Edith Blundell</persName> </rs>, upon which no evidence being offered the
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<interp inst="t18940625-555-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Feloniously carnally knowing
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940625-555-offence-1 t18940625-name-128"/>Maud Betts</persName>, it girl under the age of thirteen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18940625-555-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">He expressed his regret, and withdrew what he had written.—</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">To be discharged on his finding two sureties in</hi> £250
<hi rend="italic">each, and entering into his own recognizances in</hi> £250
<hi rend="italic">to come up for judgment if called upon.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-141" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LOVETT</persName> </hi>. I am chief ledger-keeper at the Bank of Scotland, 43, Lothbury—I was at the counter where Mr. Brand was standing—he handed me this order, and I looked up and saw the prisoner—all cheque
<lb/>books are supplied with a form of this kind, and when the customer is nearly at the end of his cheque-book, he signs this for another by an authorised agent or member of the firm—this firm have been customers longer than my time, which is seventeen years—they generally have 480 cheques at a time—the order being on paper and not on the pink form attracted my attention—I should have passed the signature; but my suspicion being aroused, I consulted Mr. Murray, the chief clerk, and went to the counter and said to the prisoner, "Have you been here before?"—he said, "No; I have not been there long"—I said, "Who signed this order?"—he said, "Mr. Adamson, I suppose"—I went outside the counter—Mr. Dupre, Mr. Murray, and Mr. Williamson were there—Mr. Murray said to Mr. Dupre, "Do you know this gentleman?" (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>)—he said, "No"—the prisoner looked him in the face and said, "You don't?"—Mr. Dupre said, "No; I never saw you before"—Mr. Dupre asked what sort of man Mr. Adamson was—the prisoner said, "He is a medium sort of man"—Mr. Dupre said they would not be likely to send a stranger, as they had plenty of clerks of their own—the prisoner said, "I applied for a situation, and was taken on at once, and sent with this order"—he offered to go there, but we asked him to remain while we sent one of our junior clerks with the order, who brought Mr. Adamson—he held the order in his hand, and said, "This is a forgery"—the prisoner then said, "I am an innocent victim"—Mr. Adamson said, "You are an American," but I did not hear the prisoner answer—he was taken away by the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ADAMSON</persName> </hi>. On June 12th, about midday, Mr. Dupre's junior clerk brought me this order—I saw that it was a forgery—I never sent a stranger to get cheque form books, and I never remember sending for a cheque-book except on the pink form—no one had authority at that time except me and Mr. Gilfillan to order a cheque-book—the prisoner is a perfect stranger to me—I found him at the bank—he said, "I am an innocent victim"—I said, "You are an American?"—he said, "Yes; I had gone to seek for employment, and the gentleman came out and said, 'Are you an accountant?' I said, 'Yes,' and he said, 'Then take this to the Bank of Scotland'"—we do not send an accountant to take an order for a cheque-book; we have a staff of clerks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You said, "I went to get employ
<lb/>ment"—you did not say at my office—"We have a gentleman named Park there; he has only one style of signature."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Park's writing is cramped, and totally different to this—I did not hear anybody say at the bank that this was Mr. Park's writing—the name has been introduced to-day for the first time by the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-143" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GILFILLAN</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with another gentleman and Mr. Adamson at 2, East India Avenue, as East India merchants—this order is on paper similar to that of the firm—out of business hours there is such paper as this in our outer office, and it could easily be abstracted</p>
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<p>—this is an imitation of my writing; it is a forgery—this is my real signature (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I do not know the prisoner—on 12th June Mr. Adamson and I were the only members who could sign for cheque-books—the prisoner did not apply at our office that day, and I would not have entrusted him if he had—we always sent orders on these pink forms—we always order a large number, sometimes 480—I would not send a stranger to the bank—the prisoner asked me at the Police-court if my signature could be easily obtained, and I said that it could by anybody having business transactions with the firm.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-144" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK DUPRE</persName> </hi>. I am bank clerk messenger in the service of Adam
<lb/>son, Gilfillan, and Co.—on 12th June I was in the Bank of Scotland, and Mr. Williamson and Mr. Lovett asked me if I knew the prisoner—I said "No, I never saw him before"—he said, "You don't?"—I said, "No," and asked Mr. Williamson what the man wanted—he had a letter in his hand—I asked to look at it, and was shown the forged order—I said "It is very much like Mr. Gilfillan's signature, but it is not"—I heard the prisoner talking about Mr. Adamson, and asked him what sort of man Mr. Adamson was—he said a man of medium height—I was going on with the examination, but Mr. Murray said I had better go and fetch Mr. Adamson—the prisoner wanted to go too, but he said, "No, you had better stop here"—Mr. Adamson came, and he said, "That is not the gentleman, and this is a forgery; I suppose you are an American?"—he said, "Yes"—Mr. Adamson said, "Yes, I judged so from your conversa
<lb/>tion"—the prisoner said he came to our office after a situation, and explained his qualifications there and then, and was engaged without any references, and they said, "Take this to the bank"—he was detained till Outram came, who asked his address, but did not get it—he was taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say that the writing very much resembled Mr. Park's—I said that Mr. Park would fill up the form and it would be signed by the governor for me to take to the bank, and that it was not Mr. Park's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Whatever remark was made about Mr. Park was about the substance of the order, and not the signature.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-145" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT OUTRAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Inspector</hi>). On June 12th, about one o'clock, I was called to the Bank of Scotland—the prisoner was there—I asked his name—he said, "Eugene Torbett; who are you? Do you belong to the bank?"—I said, "I am acting for the bank; will you give me your address?"—he said, "No, I refuse my address"—Mr. Lovett showed me the order—I said, "I am a detective inspector, you will be charged with uttering this order with intent to defraud the Governor of the Bank of Scotland"—he said, "Yes"—I took him to Mcor Lane—the charge was made of forging and uttering an order with intend to defraud the Bank of Scotland—he said, "How do you bring the latter clause in?"—no answer was made to that—he mentioned his name and his age, and said, "Can I have a solicitor?"—I said, "Yes; if you will give me the name and address of any friend, I will see them for the purpose of obtaining a solicitor"—he said, "I will consider. Will this appear in the papers tonight?"—I said, "No, I will see you later. If you wish to communicate with any of your friends I will do so"—about five, o'clock I saw him again, and said, "Well, do you wish to see</p>
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<p>any of your friends?"—he said, "No; you are very kind, but I will stand on my own bottom; I met a gentleman on the stairs at Billiter Street"—I said, "What sort of a man?"—he said, "About 145 lbs. weight, with a black coat and moustache, and he gave me this paper, and asked me to meet him in the street outside the bank entrance"—I found on him a gold watch and chain, keys, pencil, and an omnibus ticket from King's Cross—there was a lady's photograph in the watch—I said, "Who is that?"—he said, "That is my wife"—I said, "I had better see her"—he said, "No, I will stand on my own bottom"—there are notices in the cells at the House of Detention telling prisoners that they can send letters to their friends.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard a description at the Police-court of the party who you claimed gave you the order; that does not tally with the des
<lb/>cription of a person who went to Mr. Gilfillan's on June 22nd—it is customary for everyone to give their address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-146" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN O'BRIEN</persName> </hi>. I clean Messrs. Adamson and Gilfillan's office—the earliest clerk comes at 8.45; I let him in before I leave—on Saturday, June 2nd, about 7.55 two men came, and went into the general office and sat down to write, outside the counter—I did not take particular notice of them—the prisoner is not one of them—one was about thirty-five years old, fresh complexion, fair moustache, and dressed in dark clothes—the paper is in racks near where the men sat and wrote—I expected them back; they did not come back before the clerk came—they spoke in a rather broad accent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> One man was five feet eight or nine inches high; I did not take particular notice of the second man; he was not something like the juryman sitting in the third seat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner is not the man who wrote.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, said that he uttered the forged paper, but denied the forgery, and said that he had given as far as he could the description of the man who gave him the paper, and that he said, "Who shall I say sent me?" and the man said, "Say Mr. Adamson sent you; don't go to the paying clerk; go to the gentle
<lb/>man at the third desk," which lie did, and if he had known that anything was wrong he had ample opportunity to get away, and that lie made three attempts to communicate with his wife, but one letter came back marked Gone away.</hi>"
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-561-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-562-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/>, Removing, within four months preceding his adjudication as a bankrupt, property to the extent of £10 and upwards, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELDRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAUL TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18940625-name-148" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-148" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY GRAHAM</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk at Barnet County Court—I pro
<lb/>duce the file of proceedings in the prisoner's bankruptcy—the petition is dated 7th March, 1893; the receiving order was made on 29th March; he was adjudicated bankrupt on 29th April—there is nothing in the statement of affairs, sheet "A," to show any removal of furniture.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On sheet "B" Mr. Smeeton figures as a secured creditor; the debt is £400, and the estimated value of the security, £400—the largest creditor is the London and County Bank—the petitioning creditors were Hitchcock and Williams, for £136 13s. 1d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The gross liabilities were £1,689, of which £1,204 would rank against the estate, the others being secured, and the assets £723—on the face of it he would pay about ten shillings in the pound.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I agreed to deposit my deeds at the bank the prisoner promised me security on his stock—that was mentioned at the time—between the date of the advance in 1890 and the date when the security was actually transferred this question of security was spoken of between us plenty of times—I asked him, and he promised it several times, but I never had it—at the latter part of 1892 I and Mr. Salmon, the solicitor, saw the prisoner in reference to having some security; I had a little thought that he was getting into low water, I did not know much about it—I was given to understand by Mr. Salmon that this stock should be handed me, as security to secure me against the advance made in 1890 on my deeds; everything was explained at the time—this letter I copied from a draft made by Mr. Salmon in my presence for the pur
<lb/>pose—the date of November was inserted as he wrote it—Mr. Salmon was not present when I copied it; the prisoner was—I removed the stock, thinking I had a right to do so, and acting under the solicitor's advice—at the time of the conferences with the solicitor, and of acting as I did, I</p>
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<lb/>mises, came to £50—as long as I had known them at Finchley they had had the same piano, as far as I know—the furniture paid for by Gardiner was in respect of a large box of linen to be used for his wife's confinement, so the prisoner told me—the total paid for storage was £1—I did not remove the goods from the back of the premises for the purpose of con
<lb/>cealment—the prisoner used to close about 7.30—I have lately paid to the trustees of my uncle's will £100, which I borrowed from the bank upon the security I deposited for the prisoner—the trustees threatened me with a writ if I did not pay it—the bank put it to the prisoner's account—I never owed him a shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The bank advanced £400—I got £100 for myself, not for him—it went through his account because it was on the security; I had no account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-566-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining £4 and £6 by false pretences.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner obtained The money upon cheques upon Mr. Young, the trustee of her late father's estate, now in Chancery, who stated that she may have thought he had funds to her credit, upon which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">with
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940625-567-offence-1 t18940625-name-163"/>Burton Sharman</persName>, and stealing twenty-five ladies' jackets, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-164" type="given" value="BURTON"/>BURTON SHARMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a mantle manufacturer of 62, Whitechapel Road—on June 19th I was at home and went up to have my supper—my dog barked several times, and I went down and saw the prisoner running out at the door with an armful of my goods—I ran and caught him about thirty yards from my door; he struggled hard to get away—a policeman came and I gave him in charge—the catch of my front door was broken, and at the door at the end of the lobby the chain was broken off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> There was no other man near you, and you were going as fast as you could.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Sharman said, "Some man has robbed me"—you were then in the road, and I told him, and he ran and caught you—I am sure it was you who came out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">B. SHARMAN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I saw a gentleman as I came out, and asked him a question—I saw the prisoner go out of the shop, and I hesitated which to go after—I never lost sight of the prisoner—he pulled, the door to to baulk me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On the night of June 19th I was on duty, and saw the prisoner with a bundle of clothes on his arm crossing towards me—the prosecutor laid hold of him—he dropped them, and Thompson took him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I saw the prisoner run from 62, White
<lb/>chapel Road, with a lot of goods on his arm—Rubenstein and Sharman were running after him—I caught hold of him—the things were lying on the ground—he struggled, and I took him to the station—he said, "I did not take the goods, I have been to the theatre."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were not talking to a man who had the clothes in his arms—there was no man near you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-567-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on July</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1889.—
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-170" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KING</persName> </hi>. I am a beer-retailer, of Holloway Road—on the night of June 14th I closed ray house at 12.30 a.m., and at six a.m. I was called by the police and found the bar disturbed, bottles moved, and tobacco taken out of the drawers, and a bottle of ale in the next garden, and biscuits all over the place—a square of glass was broken in the back room, so that the bolts could be undone—the prisoner was brought back by a constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-171" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-171" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LAMBERT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On June 14th I was on duty in Holloway Road about three a.m.—I tried the door of this public-house and found it open—I entered, and saw a man run out at the back and three others scaling the garden wall—I returned through the house, went down Whit
<lb/>more Street, and met the prisoner and three others running—another constable chased the prisoner, and 679 caught him—he said, "Well, you can run back; you will find nothing on me"—a screw of tobacco was found on him—when he was charged he said, "That is enough; I don't want to know about the biscuits and cheese"—he gave a false address—I searched the room he ran through, and picked up this tobacco.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You gave your address, 13, Hanley Road, not 8—I have known you three years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was on duty; Lambert called out, "Stop them!"—there were four of them—I stopped the prisoner in Tufnell Park Road, and saw him throw several articles away, which turned out to be tobacco—he said, "You will find nothing on me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I chased you half a mile.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-173" type="surname" value="KENNEDY"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-173" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KENNEDY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Inspector</hi>). I examined 557, Holloway Road, and found an entrance had been effected through the dust-bin; a square of glass had been broken in the back door, and an arm inserted, and the door opened—I found a button there which exactly corresponds with the buttons on the prisoner's trousers, one of which was off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-174" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-174" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This small packet of tobacco taken from the prisoner's pocket at the station is mine—I had six or seven of them, and found them all scattered over my neighbour's garden.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say whether you were in my house in the afternoon with a friend and two females, but there were two men, and a "lady" purchased a pot of ale.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> The constable saw me and blew his whistle, and I thought if I stopped there I should be locked up; so I ran away, and then I stopped because I was innocent. I had not been in the house. I had been playing at dominoes all the evening at the next house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-568-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>*†—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN THOMPSON</hi> (18)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940625-569-offence-1 t18940625-name-176"/>Edwin Griffin</persName>, and stealing a money-box and 10s., his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-177" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PARKER</persName> </hi> (550
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). On June 16th I was on duty in Regent's Park about 3.15 a.m., heard a noise in St. Catherine's Park, and the prisoner jumped over the railings—I asked him what he had been there for—he said, "For my own convenience"—I said, "I am not satisfied;</p>
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<p>you will have to come back with me"—I took him back, and found these two writing-desks, forced—I asked him if he knew anything about them—he said, "That is for you to find out," and took two antique crown pieces out of his pocket and threw them on the ground—I asked where he got them—he said, "That is for you to find out"—I forced this gold chain out of his mouth.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-178" type="surname" value="HEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-178" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HEAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector S</hi>). I found marks on the wall of the prosecutor's house, and the back parlour window wide open at 4.30 a.m.—the entrance had been effected there—I called the prosecutor, and he missed certain property, which he identified at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-179" type="surname" value="GRIFFIN"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-179" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN GRIFFIN</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman, of 183, Albany Street—on June 15th I went to bed at ten o'clock—the place was locked up, all except the back parlour window a little piece, for ventilation—about 4.30 I was awoke by the police, and missed these articles from the back parlour—these two crowns belong to me; they were in this box, which was broken open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I worked for Mr. Griffin some time back."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he had been drinking, and went into the enclosure as lie felt sick, and saw the contents of the writing-desks, and found a crown, piece and a gold chain, and the policeman took him, and he then noticed another crown piece between the constable's feet.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18940625-569-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully entering and stealing. He then</hi> </rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Bow Street, in the name of Owen Scott, in 1882, and eight other convictions were proved against him, but none of them during the last seven years.—
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<interp inst="t18940625-569-punishment-42" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-569-punishment-42" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-569-18940625 t18940625-569-punishment-42"/>Twelve months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def1-570-18940625" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK WILLIAM FRYER</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18940625-570-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-570-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining credit to the amount of £20 and upwards of
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<interp inst="t18940625-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-181" type="surname" value="REECE"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-181" type="given" value="WILLIAM ROBERT"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18940625-570-offence-1 t18940625-name-181"/>William Robert Reece</persName>, with
<lb/>out informing him that he was an undischarged bankrupt.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">After</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW'S</hi>
<hi rend="italic">opening, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that as the case was one of an undischarged bankrupt getting a good trade bill, which he discounted, and which was met at maturity, the Statute was never intended to have such a wide application as that, and directed the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to acquit the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18940625-570-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18940625-570-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-570-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</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 LAW</hi> (45)</persName>
<rs id="t18940625-571-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18940625-571-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-571-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an acceptance to a bill of exchange for the payment of £20, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABINGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18940625-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18940625-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-183" type="surname" value="DURBAN"/>
<interp inst="t18940625-name-183" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DURBAN</persName> </hi>. I am a minister and preacher, of 19, Park Road, South Tottenham—the prisoner was my tenant at the dwelling-house and shop, 790, Fulham Road—on Lady Day he was indebted to me £12 10s. for a quarter's rent—towards the end of May he sent me by post this document, purporting to be a bill, in this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he enclosed a bill for</hi> £20,
<hi rend="italic">which he trusted Mr. Durban would be able to use; the bill</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">was dated</hi> 790,
<hi rend="italic">Fulham Road, May</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th, and was for</hi> £20,
<hi rend="italic">at four months, for value received, drawn by David Bannerman, and accepted by David Bannerman, and endorsed by James Law</hi>)—I had been applying to him for the rent—I sent him word that he did not owe me £20—he wrote in reply, find I sent a business man to investigate the matter, and he saw Mr. Bannerman—ultimately, after trouble had arisen about the matter, I saw the prisoner, who came to my house very much agitated, about 19th May, about ten days after he sent me the bill—he said he had had advice from a certain man, whose name he told me, but who was not known to me—he said, "Things of this kind are very often done; they are called bogus bills, which come out all right before the time arrives for payment. Will you destroy the bill, and there will be no more trouble about it?"—I said, "I don't understand enough about bills to play tricks with them; also I want my rent; where is my rent, or part of it, even a little of it?"—he went away after I refused positively to either destroy the bill or do anything—he told me that Bannerman was a liar, that he had signed the bill in his pre
<lb/>sence—I said I did not know Bannerman, and had heard through the agent I had sent that Bannerman had not accepted the bill—I am tolerably well acquainted with the prisoner's writing—I should say the acceptance is not his writing, but that the body of the bill is.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I sent my son-in-law to see Mr. Bannerman—he tried to see you—you were not at home, he told me—you took the furniture shop at 790, Fulham Road, last Christmas, which I had been carrying on; you took the stock in the books—I did not say, "You have sent me a bogus bill"—I did not charge you with anything—I did not know that Bannerman owed you £30, or that you had sold the business to him—my son-in-law told me that Bannerman was denied to him—my son-in-law went to ask Bannerman whether he had signed the bill, and the answer from Bannerman was "No."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner here stated that he had forged the bill, but that lie thought he had a right to do so.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18940625-571-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for a similar offence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Bannerman said that he did not owe the prisoner anything.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-571-18940625 t18940625-571-punishment-43"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAUL TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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