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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ., Q.C.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
<p>Vol. CXXXI 1894-95</p>
<p>Sess. I-VI</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, November 19th, 1894, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-4" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., and the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-5" type="given" value="RICHARD HENN"/>RICHARD HENN COLLINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-6" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-7" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-9" type="given" value="STUART"/>SIR STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-10" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., K.C.M.G.; Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-15" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-17" type="given" value="JAMES CHARLES"/>JAMES CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq., other Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-18" type="given" value="FORREST"/>FORREST FULTON</persName> </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>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-19" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RENALS, MAYOR. FIRST 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, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Carr Street, New North Road, Hoxton, and am a potman—at 12.35 a.m., on 1st November, I left the public-house, at which I am employed; I wished the constable good-night at the corner of Arlington Street, and went towards home—when I was ten yards from the public-house I met the three prisoners coming along New North Road towards me—without anything being said they hustled and tripped me up, and when I attempted to rise they knocked me down again—I cannot say which of the three prisoners struck me—I felt John Davis's hands in my pockets; I am positive—there was a good gaslight opposite us, and I could see him—I called out "Police," and the three men ran away, and I gave chase with a constable, who caught John Davis—he was in my sight the whole time till he was caught—the constable when he came round the corner was about ten yards from me, but he ran faster than I did—the three men separated at the corner of Wilton Street—on 3rd November I went to the Police-court, and identified Heath at once from eight or nine others—I have no doubt about him—I again went on 8th November to the Police-court, and identified William Davis from eight or nine men; I have no doubt about him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by John Davis.</hi> I did not at first say that you did not put your hand in my pocket, and then after the police spoke to me say that you did.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). About 12.35 a.m. on 1st November, I was on duty in Arlington Street, near New North Road—I saw the potman leave the house; we said good-night—he was quite sober, I should say—</p>
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<p>seven or eight men were standing there, and I stood to see them go away—about two minutes after I went round the corner, and I saw the prosecutor lying in the road calling for help, and the three prisoners over him—I walked towards them, and the prisoners ran away—I, followed by the prosecutor, chased them for 300 or 400 yards, and caught John Davis—the prosecutor came up, and said, "That is the man that put his hand in my pocket"—I asked him if he would charge him—he said, "Yes"—I took him to the station—just before the prosecutor came up John Davis said, "I know nothing about this. I did not strike him, and I did not rob him; in fact I know nothing about it"—when I came round the corner into Arlington Street, the three men were seven to ten yards from me—I followed them 150 yards before they came to a turning—I kept John Davis in sight until I arrested him—I know the prisoners well by sight—I have known them for five years; I am positive they are the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by John Davis.</hi> I did not see you on the ground—I did not walk by you—you all ran off' when I came round the corner—you sent me a letter when you were in Holloway, giving me the names of two men who, you said, did this, and inquiries have been made—you never suggested before that you had been pushed on to the prosecutor by two other men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-31" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NAIRN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector E</hi>). John Davis and Heath supplied informa
<lb/>tion as to who the two people with them that night were—I have made inquiries, and I can find no corroboration of their story.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by John Davis.</hi> I have not seen the two men; I have not called on them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">William Davis called</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-32" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Davis—I heard on this night that my husband was locked up—I was with William Davis at the corner near the public-house, about five minutes' walk from where this assault took place—I left him at 12.30 a.m. at his door, 4, Devizes Street, Hoxton, which is about five minutes' walk from where the assault took place—I next saw him at 12.55, when I heard my husband was locked up, and went to William Davis, who live next door to me—I called to him up at the window, and he came down and opened the door for me in his shirt, and I went upstairs and told him what I had heard about his brother, and he said, "Never mind, don't cry, go to bed"—I was up at half-past six next morning, and went and had my breakfast with him—I had been standing at my door waiting for my husband between the time William Davis left me till I heard at 12.55 that my husband was locked up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-33" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STONEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a fancy cabinet maker—I live at 4, Devizes Street, in the same house as William Davis—I was just going indoors at 12.25 or 12.30 on this night, and I saw Willam Davis come through the street; he followed me in—I went straight indoors and I saw him there—I heard Mrs. Davis come and call him—I was then upstairs in bed, in the room next to him—I sleep in the second floor back—I heard her come up and knock at her brother-in law's door—he went and let her in, and she knocked then at his door—it was the street door she knocked at—I did not hear her ask for or call out to him—she was at the street door when she spoke to him—I did not hear what was said; I only heard her knock—all I know about it is that I heard someone knock at the front door who I believe was Mrs. Davis.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>, I saw the prisoner at 12.25, and the next was the knock at the door by Ada Davis half an hour afterwards—I live 250 or 300 yards from where the assault took place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Heath called</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-34" type="given" value="ELEANOR"/>ELEANOR HEATH</persName> </hi>. I am your mother—on the last Wednesday in October (I think it was the 31st) you came home very wet from a theatre at ten minutes to twelve, and asked my permission to dry your clothes—you have been living with a man who keeps an oyster stall—I gave you permission to dry your clothes—at 12.10 your father came in, and I told him I had given you my permission to dry your clothing, and he said, "Tell him to come in"—you came in from the wash-house, and sat talking to your father—he asked my little daughter to fetch some supper beer, and I said she had her shoes and stockings off, and asked you to go—I gave you an old pair of slippers to go in, and you went to the door, and then called out, "Dad, you are just too soon to be too late; they are just closed"—your father fastened the door and told you to go to bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I went to the Police-court on the remand—I did not go when he was first charged, because I did not know with what he was charged till after he was remanded—he went to bed in the front room, which is not a bedroom; we keep it for a bit of a best room—he slept on a couch there—the last I saw of him was when he went into that room—I then went to bed myself; it was just after the public-houses closed, at 12.30—there was nothing to prevent his going out again, if he chose, but next morning I found his coat and boots, and socks, where I had left them, and his father sat smoking some time after the prisoner had gone to bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is not possible to get out of the house other than by the door—there is a lamp-post opposite our house, at the kerb, but I don't think my son could get out by climbing down that; I have never known anyone go down it—I have a clock—I noticed the time by the public-house closing; it is next door to us—I went to bed immediately—my husband is an umbrella manufacturer—he has been working in Fore Street for over thirty years, but trade has gone down of late years—we have had a shop for twenty-four years, and we have only recently had a shop in South Street—I cover the umbrellas, and my husband works at the frames.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If you had got out you could not have got back again, because we always lock the door and take the key upstairs—your father brought the key upstairs on this night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. My wife did not say my son asked to be allowed to come in and dry his clothes—she said he was drying his clothes—he was not out of sight a minute when he went to the public-house—I did not hear my daughter asked to go and get the beer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I called the prisoner Heath downstairs; he had just gone upstairs to go to bed while his coat was drying—he had asked his mother whether he could stay—he was not hiding in the back kitchen till his mother had asked me, and then I told him to come out—he went out
<lb/>side to get the beer, but he was not gone more than a minute—no other member of the family was up that night—he put his coat on to go for the beer, and my wife lent him shoes, because his boots were so wet—it was on the night of the last Wednesday in the month when I came home at 12.10 or 12.15—I don't remember exactly what took place on the night before—I have had little altercations with my son—he had been home before for lodgings—he has no permanent employment, but he has been at work; and when I have a spurt he had a few hours to get his livelihood, but when he was short he got a night's lodging with us—my wife lent him her shoes.</p>
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<lb/>nished as a bedroom that he slept in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">John Davis, in his defence, stated that the two other prisoners were quite innocent, and that he had told the police who the guilty men were, and that he had been pushed upon the prosecutor, but never had his hand in his pocket.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">William Davis and Heath asserted their innocence, and Heath added that William Davis had told him the names of the two men who had pushed his brother on to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It had been raining during the day, but when I went on duty at 9.30 p.m., I had not to wear my cape—the Britannia Theatre would close about 10.30 or eleven; there was no rain after that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It had been raining all day, but it was drying up in the evening when I went home, and was not raining at all.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on January 6th, 1891, in the name of George Johnson, and William Davit to a conviction in November, 1889.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended the conduct of the policemen.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18941119-3-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging and uttering an endorsement on an order for the payment of £2;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-45" type="given" value="JAKES"/>JAKES CHEESE</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Ship—on November 2nd, about one o'clock, I saw the prisoner in the bar—the landlady spoke to me—I ran out and two men ran away—the prisoner is one of them—I ran after them about half a mile; they separated, and I caught the prisoner and gave him into custody for uttering a bad florin—the constable searched him and found a shilling, a sixpence, and flvepence, all good—he said, "You won't charge me, will you?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> There was only fivepence on you at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-46" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MASTERMAN</persName> </hi> (104
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I am innocent of this charge, but being in the company of the man who passed the florin, I am quite sensible of the seriousness of the case against me. I have been for a long time endeavouring to retrieve my lost character.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-4-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">Six convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a leather bag containing cigars and cigar-cases, the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18941119-9-offence-1 t18941119-name-57"/>Lizzie Poole</persName>, a girl under sixteen.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-18941119 t18941119-10-punishment-11"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining by false pretences from the
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining £4 10s. from
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<interp inst="t18941119-11-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18941119-13-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering a warrant for the payment of £350, with intent to defraud.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18941119-14-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering requests for the payment of 9s. and 10s., with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining the said sums by false pre
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<interp inst="t18941119-14-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN STRINGER</hi> (29)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18941119-15-offence-1 t18941119-name-70"/>John Andrew Ragan</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<p>charge of selling beer without a license on a house-boat—on October 13th I was in Roman Rood, Bow, and saw the prisoners near the Hand and Flower public-house—I knew Moore, but did not know his name—as I passed, Moore said, "Here comes the dirty bastard who
<hi rend="italic">done the tea</hi> on old
<hi rend="italic">Tom's</hi> back"—I turned round, and Moore struck me under my left jaw—Bell said, "We will give him a six" and struck me behind my ear—I blew my whistle, and caught hold of Moore—somebody said, "Now for him, boys"—I was thrown violently to the ground, and saw Stringer kick me once—I struggled with Moore, and became unconscious—Moore also kicked me—I rallied a bit, and asked a doctor to give me some brandy—I was taken to the hospital, and bandaged up, and went home, and next morning I found I was passing blood, and sent for a doctor, and am under his care still.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not a sworn constable—I had given evidence for the police in other cases besides the boat case, within two months—my occupation is that of a labouring man—I had casual labour at the docks prior to the assault—I have got a twenty-one years' character here from the Earl of Durham—it is upwards of two years since I was in regular employ—this is rather a dark neighbourhood, but the public-house is well lit up—there is a urinal in the street—the Hand and Flower has four doors—I did not hear one of the men say "There goes the
<hi rend="italic">copper's nark</hi>," nor did I turn to Moore and say, "Who is that talking about a
<hi rend="italic">copper's nark</hi>?"—I was not arguing with Moore some few minutes before I got struck—I did not strike Moore's hat off—he and I did not stand wrangling; a crowd may have got round us when I whistled, but I was half dazed—Moore went down on top of me, and I was kicked while he was on me—the last recollection I have is that I had got hold of his legs—Moore also kicked me after he got up, and at that time Stringer kicked me while I was on the ground—I went to the public-house where Bell was given in charge—he said, "That is right; I am the man who pulled the gentleman off"—I do not remember Bell pulling me off—he said, "I should not have been in this if it had not been for Moore"—he did not say, "The injuries to his ribs must have been caused by my throwing him upon the stones."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw Moore throw his hat on the ground—I have no doubt that Stringer kicked me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-72" type="given" value="BERTRAM"/>BERTRAM HENDEBOURC</persName> </hi>. I am a pupil teacher of 123, Roman Road, Bow, opposite the Hand and Flower public-house—on Saturday, October 13th, between nine and ten p.m., I was standing at the door, and saw Ragan—the three prisoners were standing together by the Hand and Flower—I knew Moore and Bell before, and Stringer by sight—I went across the road, and they were having some words, and Moore and Regan went to the ground, and then I was called away—they bound him up while I got water for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard someone say, "If you put on me you put on the wrong clique," and then Moore struck Ragan, who blew a whistle—there was a crowd round.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-73" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Hutchings, a gunmaker—on October 13th I was in the Hand and Flower, and saw the three prisoners—Moore left first, the other two left together about two minutes afterwards—I heard screams, went into the street, and saw Bell on the</p>
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<p>prosecutor, who was on his back on the ground, and Moore standing over him—the prosecutor had hold of Moore's feet—there was a considerable number of people there—I then went into the public-house and saw Bell and Stringer there; they both said that they had nothing to do with them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-74" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BAKER</persName> </hi>. My husband is a labourer—on Saturday, October 13th, I was outside the Hand and Flower waiting for an omnibus, and saw a scuffle in the street and a man lying on the ground—they said, "Down him"—three men who had the scuffle with him rushed past me—I tried to pull the other man off; it was Moore—the crowd was rather noisy.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SCASHARD</persName> </hi>. I am a builder's assistant—on October 13th I was outside the Hand and Flower, heard a whistle, and saw two men struggling on the ground; I didn't know who they were—I saw the man on the ground kicked by a man who was standing up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I noticed other people who have not come here, who were there when the whistle was blown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-76" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-76" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH SHADWICK</persName> </hi>. I am a widow—on October 13th I was with my daughter at the Hand and Flower, and saw a crowd there—I saw all the prisoners there, and Moore was lying on the prosecutor—I called out, "Get off, you brute, you will kill him".</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-77" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN SHADWICK</persName> </hi>. I was with my mother outside the Hand and Flower, and saw the prisoners standing outside the house—there was a crowd, and I saw three men on top of Mr. Ragan—the prisoners were all there, and I saw them strike him—I knew Bell before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was with my mother inside the public-house at first—Stringer is the only one who was inside, and he must have run out, because he is one of the men who was on the prosecutor—he was in the same compartment as I was, but he went out first.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-78" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY PERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a candle maker—on Saturday evening, October 13th, I was outside the Hand and Flower with Mrs. Baker—I heard a rush of men and a whistle—I saw a crowd, went there, and saw Ragan on the ground and a man on top of him—I helped to pull him off—I attended to the man and sent for the ambulance.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-79" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CHAPMAN</persName> </hi> (195
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). On October 13th I was with Perry near the Hand and Flower, and found Ragan on the ground with his tongue hanging out of his mouth—I went for the ambulance and a doctor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-80" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT OBORNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I heard a whistle, and found Ragan on the ground with his tongue protruding—I afterwards met Bell, and told him the charge—he said, "I don't deny I was there; I pulled him away."</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-81" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FLAWN</persName> </hi> (23
<hi rend="italic">KR</hi>). On 15th October I saw Moore outside the Hand and Flower, and I told him I had a warrant against him for assaulting Ragan—he said, "Ragan struck me first; the injuries to his ribs must have been caused by my throwing him against the stones"—on the same evening Bell was brought in by two officers—I read the warrant to him—he said, "That is right; I was the man who pulled the gentleman off; I should not have been in this if it had not been for Moore"—I took Stringer in bed, and told him the charge—he said he had a drink in the public-house at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Bell was in the employ of Bryant and May, but has</p>
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<p>been out of work nine months—Moore has been employed occasionally by the parish authorities—Stringer said, "If you can get my brother, I should like him to attend the Sessions"—he did not say he was at work at Bromley—he was at work at the City of London Brewery—I cannot find out that Moore has ever been convicted, or Bell—in addition to this charge, the prisoners were also committed for robbery with violence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-82" type="surname" value="BARBER"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-82" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BARBER</persName> </hi>. I am a licentiate of the College of Physicians of Dublin, and practise in Roman Road—on October 13th I was called to a man lying in the road outside the Hand and Flower—Perry and a constable were with him—I examined him, but it was quite dark; he was suffering great pain in his side—he was sensible; I directed that he should be sent to the hospital—I saw him next day, and found him suffering from shock and great pain in his side and back; his passing blood indicated damaged kidneys—that is well now, but he is still under my care—his injuries are not permanent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-83" type="given" value="HAROLD EVERETT"/>HAROLD EVERETT PACE</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the London Hospital—I was there when Ragan was brought in; he was in a dazed condition, suffering from contusions on his right side and leg and back—I did not keep him in the hospital and did not see him afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">BELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">of assault and larcency</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18941119-15-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-15-18941119 t18941119-15-punishment-16"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BELL</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18941119-15-punishment-17" type="punishmentDescription">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-15-18941119 t18941119-15-punishment-17"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STRINGER</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18941119-15-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-15-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18941119-17-offence-1 t18941119-name-87"/>George Smithers</persName>, well knowing the same to have been stolen.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-88" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITHERS</persName> </hi>. I am a fish salesman, of 1, Duke Street, London Bridge—I am in the habit of buying fish in the early morning at the Fish Market—in October last I had a man named Newport in my employ—it was his duty to bring the fish direct from the market to my place; he had no authority to stop at the Monument Station—I buy plaice in large quantities in trunks, not by weight; I do not keep so accurate an account of such fish as I do of turbot and soles—I have for some time complained of missing fish, and after making inquiries, on 8th October I employed Detective Rouse to watch Newport's van—he gave me information, in con
<lb/>sequence of which I gave Newport into custody, and charged him with stealing a haddock and some plaice—he was taken before the Magistrate and sentenced to twenty-one days' hard labour—after sentence my solici
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<p>custody—I did not know him at all; he was no customer of mine—the ten plaice and the haddock were not brought to my place on 8th October—the retail price of them was 15s.—they were brought to my shop and weighed; the plaice weighed 30 lb. and the haddock 2 or 3 lb.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been many years in the trade—I first saw these fish at Seething Lane Station—I then valued them at seven shillings—they were lying on the ground, but I could not judge the weight then—I did not see the prisoner till he was at the Mansion House—I did not hear him say he had bought the fish of Newport—I have heard that he has been twenty-eight years in his employment, and that his employers are defending him—plaice vary much in price—I never knew them less than 3s. 6d. or 4s. a stone—there are various qualities—on the afternoon the prisoner was given into custody I went to Monument Station, where he was employed—I heard Newport say at the Mansion House that he had sold fish to other clerks there—the trunks and boxes in which the fish come would have to be taken back to the market, for which they pay one penny each—I never heard of their having fish given to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> These plaice had come from a trunk—I had given 25s. a trunk—there are 70 lb. of plaice in a trunk—the haddock was taken from another trunk—the retail price of the haddock would be eighteen-pence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-89" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEWPORT</persName> </hi>. I was a carman in the service of Mr. Smithers—on 8th October I was sentenced, at the Mansion House, to twenty-one days for stealing ten plaice and a haddock—I had been four years and six months in Mr. Smithers' service—it was my duty to fetch fish at six in the morning in a van and take it to Duke Street—I have known the prisoner about twelve months at the Monument Railway Station, he was a clerk in the booking-office there—I first knew him by going back
<lb/>wards and forwards by train, taking fish from the shop to the West-end, in a basket on my arm; I knew him by taking my ticket at the window—we used to speak to one another; he asked me to get some fish for him—I said I could get some the first thing in the morning, coming from market—I used to get some three or four times a week and sell it to him—I took it into the booking-office—the door used to be open and I walked in; the door was marked "Private"—I took the fish off the van which the governor used to buy, out of the trunk—I carried it into the office in a box that I used to take to market, one of the empties that I had to take back—it was generally plaice that I took; I could not say about the weight, I never weighed it; it would be about 20 lb. or 25 lb.—I took it on an average three or four times a week—it was about the usual amount that I took on the day I was arrested—he paid me what I used to ask for; half-a crown I asked on 8th October; it was generally three shillings, half-a-crown, or two shillings—I used to tell him when I could get nothing—I used to go next morning and say I could not get him any the day before, that the governor did not buy that morning, at least he did buy, but I could not touch it because it was weighed—I used to leave the van outside when I took the fish in—I generally got there about five minutes past seven—I told him I had to get the fish out of the boxes that the governor bought—he was generally behind the place where he issued the tickets, at the back—I put the fish on the ground, in the box—I took a fish-box every time—4s. was the largest</p>
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<p>amount he ever paid me at one time; I had got a few extra that day; about twelve or fourteen plaice—on 8th October I took ten plaice and one haddock—I took them in the same way, early in the morning—nothing was said between me and the prisoner—I asked for the money; that was all—he gave me 2s. 6d.; I asked him for it—he looked at the fish before giving it to me—he did not tell me what he did with all this fish—he never gave me anything besides the money; we had a drink once or twice in the Monument public-house—that was generally in the afternoon—I had delivered fish at the booking-office a little while before I delivered it to the prisoner, to another young chap there—he went away, laid up; he was a clerk there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I first did that over twelve months ago—I took the fish openly into the place; there was no disguise about it—the Monument Station is quite close to Billingsgate Market—the booking-office faces King William Street—it is an extremely busy place—the station is a thorough-fare; you can walk right through; a lot of people pass through—besides the door you go in at there is another door on Fish Street Hill—when I sold fish to the other clerk I told him I had stolen it; I thought it best to tell him—I don't remember what I first said—I did not want to make any mystery about being a thief; it was not a thing I was ashamed of—I can't remember whether there were other people in the office when I sold fish to the first clerk—if there had been that would not have prevented me from telling that I had stolen the fish; I said it openly—I did not sell fish very long to the first clerk, about two or three months, under exactly the same circumstances—I think Jarvis was the name of the first clerk I sold to—I can't remember whether I told him that I had to take the empty boxes back to the market, it is so long ago—I had to do so—I did not tell Jarvis that I got fish for doing so—I never said anything to Jarvis about taking back empty boxes, or that I got some fish as perquisites, nothing of the sort—the boy would take them back, and a shilling would be on the ticket, and sometimes we only got a penny each—there were very few small baskets, only about eight or nine a day—I never said anything to Jarvis about perquisites; I never used the word
<hi rend="italic">perks</hi>—Jarvis was the only other clerk besides the prisoner that I sold to—I sold to a clerk named Lang
<lb/>ford on one occasion, that was all—I did not know his name—I sold to Jarvis between ten and twelve times—I did not tell Langford I was a thief—he had seen me come into the office, not when Jarvis was there—Jarvis was on one week early, and the other man on the next week early—Langford would know I was a thief—he asked me if I could let him have two or three plaice; that was when I went in with it one morning—there was a porter on the station that I sold to; I have seen nothing of him for a long time—I sold to him once or twice; he was a ticket col
<lb/>lector downstairs—I never told him that I had stolen the fish; I think he knew it—I never told any of these persons that I got perquisites; I told one or two; I did not tell the lot, I mean the other two I have spoken of—it never occurred to me to give any explanation of why I was in possession of the fish—I only told Jarvis and the prisoner, not Langford or the ticket collector—I only sold to the ticket collector about once; that was after I sold to Jarvis—Jarvis was the first, and the prisoner next; there was nobody else—the others were</p>
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<p>in between—when I first sold to the prisoner I told him they were stolen fish—I don't remember whether anyone was present then—I told him where I was employed; I don't know that he asked me—I said before the Magistrate that he asked me where I worked, and that I told him "over the bridge"—that is true—when I first sold him fish there were other clerks in the office—there was always a clerk at the ticket place—I used to speak, not out loud, but in my ordinary voice—after my conviction a solicitor came to see me in the prison—I told him that I had told the prisoner I had stolen the fish—I have left fish on other occasions, and asked for money from other clerks, whoever was there, when the prisoner was not there—they have seen me come in when the prisoner was there—I never sent in fish by a market porter, or by anyone; I always took it in myself—nobody but the solicitor saw me after my con
<lb/>viction—I first sold fish to the prisoner between eight and twelve months ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I can't recollect whether I sold him fish the first time he spoke to me—Jarvis and the prisoner were the two clerks that used to be there in the morning issuing tickets—when I went there one or the other would be in in the morning, issuing tickets; no others as far as I knew—I was dressed as I am now, in a blue apron and overcoat—the shilling on the empty boxes did not belong to me—to the governor I used to hand that over the next morning; I got no advantage from that—I never used to take them back, the boy did, and he got the pennies—we generally shared that between us—I daresay I should know the ticket collector to whom I sold if I was to see him, I do not know his name, I have served the whole of my sentence—I am now employed at Mr. Smithers' stables—I was out of prison a week before I went there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-90" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR COOMBER</persName> </hi>. I am an errand boy in Mr. Smithers' employment—I used to go with Newport to the fish market with a van to get fish in the morning—about two or three times I have seen him take fish from the trunk; he generally put it in a box and took it to the Monument Station before we returned to Duke Street—Newport stopped at Monu
<lb/>ment Station every morning to take in fish in a box—I only saw him go through the door from the street into the station; I don't know what part of the station he went to—he left it there and came back to the van without it—it was generally plaice I saw him take out—I was in the van on 8th October, when he was arrested—on that morning he stopped close by the station, but a little further on—he generally stopped outside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Once Newport went into the lobby of the station, I did not see him—there is a thoroughfare through there—I did not know that he was robbing his master—he never told me that—I have seen him put seven or eight plaice in a small box, one of the returned empties—we took empties back every morning—the salesmen generally asked me to fetch them back—some had a shilling left on them, and others I got a penny each for—I took back three or four a day, as many as we had; the most I took was five or six a day, never eight or nine—I have seen New-port once since he came out of prison, at the stables—I saw he was work
<lb/>ing there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not speak to him till after he had given evidence at the Mansion House—when he gave evidence at the Mansion House he was still undergoing his sentence—the box in which he put the fish was</p>
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<p>one of the returned empties, which ought to have been left at the market—we generally used to take little boxes to fetch back things in—when I saw him take fish out of the trunk and put it into an empty box I thought he meant it for a customer of Mr. Smithers'—when I asked him who the customer was he would not answer me, and then I did not take any more notice.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROUSE</persName> </hi>. I was formerly in the City Police—I am now a private detective—from instructions I received from Mr. Smither I watched the van Newport was driving on 8th October—I saw him take fish out of the trunks and put them into a small box in his van—I followed him to the private door of the booking-office; he took the fish in and came out without it—I met him at the door—I went in—the fish was at the further end of the booking-office near the prisoner, who was sitting writing at a table—I said, "Do you know anything of this?"—he said, "Yes, it is mine; I bought it"—I said, "Of whom? The man who has gone out?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "You know it is stolen?"—he said, "No; I don't know"—I said, "Will you fetch me a policeman?"—he went to the booking-office door and returned and said, "I cannot see one"—I said, "I shall take charge of the fish, and you will hear further of me"—I took it on to Mr. Smithers' shop, and I there arrested Newport.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was arrested on the 18th, ten days after
<lb/>wards—the Monument Station is quite close to Billingsgate Market, but not adjoining it—past the booking-office is a public thoroughfare from Fish Street Hill to King William Street—a great many people pass through there in the morning—the prisoner went in by the only door into the booking office; it was the door into the office from which the tickets are issued; it is marked "Private"—another clerk came from where the tickets are issued, from behind a partition, and said, "It is rough"—I have been out of the police force for about three years—I do a little private detective work now, if I am engaged; I was sent for in this case—I was in the police force about fifteen and a half years, and am a pensioner for life.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-92" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HOTSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, City</hi>). I was present at Seething Lane when Newport was brought to the station as a prisoner and searched—4s. 11d. was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I am thoroughly Ignorant of the matter as to the fish being stolen; I do not deny buying it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18941119-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-93" type="surname" value="GARSIDE"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-93" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT GARSIDE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant manager of the Metropolitan Rail
<lb/>way Company—the prisoner has been in our employment for twenty-three years, twenty-one years with the Metropolitan and for the last two years at our joint station with the District Railway—he has occupied a responsible position during the time of his employment by the company—he has been clerk in charge of the Monument Station—he has always borne the highest character in the estimation of all those with whom he has come into contact.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has been over four years at Monument Station—he has been in prison awaiting his trial; bail was fixed for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He is represented here to-day at the instance of the company, and by the company's solicitor, with our approval.</p>
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<persName id="t18941119-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-94" type="surname" value="WHITTON"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-94" type="given" value="JAMES WILLAM"/>JAMES WILLAM WHITTON</persName> </hi>. I am accountant to the Metropolitan District Railway—I have known the prisoner since June, 1890, when he became a joint servant of the Metropolitan and of the District Railways—during the whole of that time it has been his duty to render me daily and monthly accounts of the business done at the station—his accounts have been accurately and carefully kept, and the money, amounting to several hundred pounds a week, has been accurately remitted—so far as I am able to judge, his character among those who knew him was that of an honest, upright man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know of no rule about clerks doing their marketing in the booking-office one way or the other—I should not approve of it—if they are doing their own business, they are neglecting their employer's to some extent—I did not know the prisoner was doing it.</p>
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<persName id="t18941119-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-95" type="surname" value="LANGFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-95" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LANGFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a booking clerk to the Metropolitan District Railway Company—I have been a booking clerk at the Monument Station for just over two years—I saw Newport come into the office there, and the small boxes of fish come in—I have not bought fish from Newport—I asked him where he got the fish from; he said it was his
<hi rend="italic">perks</hi>—that was the word he used—when he has left fish there, I have paid him, by the prisoner's instructions—I have bought from the prisoner some of the fish that has been brought there—I remember, about seven or eight months ago, a market porter leaving the box there—Newport never told me in whose employment he was, or that he had stolen the fish—he simply told me they were
<hi rend="italic">perks</hi>—there is a public thoroughfare right through the Monument Station—Newport did not come at the busiest time, but at seven to 7.15, after the workmen's trains, when we were getting slack—the station is about two minutes' walk from Billingsgate Market.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I understood
<hi rend="italic">perks</hi> to mean perquisites; his gratui
<lb/>ties from men he worked for in the market—I understood he was a carman; he told me he was; he did not say in whose service; I never asked him—I was there on 8th October when he brought in the fish—I have since heard there were 30 lb. of plaice; I did not know the quantity on that morning—I don't understand the value of fish—if a man told me he had 30 lb. of plaice as a perquisite, I should believe him; I don't see why I should not—if he had that quantity of fish three or four times a week, I should still believe him if I knew the man well—I should not believe him if he told me 100 lb. of fish a day were perquisites; I should think he was overstepping the line—I should think 20 or 30 lb. of fish was a fair amount for perquisites; I do not say every day, but two or three times a week—this fish came two or sometimes three times a week, very seldom three times a week—he brought the fish for the prisoner, whom I saw pay for it—I have heard Newport ask him for the money—on 8th October he paid 2s. 6d.—I don't know how that amount was arrived at—he did not weigh the fish or look at it—the prisoner asked the price, and paid whatever was asked—he never said there was too much, more than he could do with—he let me have one or two when I asked him—I had one or two perhaps once a fortnight—I cannot say what the prisoner did with the rest—I do not suggest that he and his family eat all the rest—I generally went off duty at two, but when I have been late I have seen the prisoner take the fish away with him—</p>
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<p>he did not take it in the box—he sometimes sent me for a small fish-bag to take it away in—a small fish-bag would not hold 30 lb.; I think that was an unusual quantity—four shillings was the most money I have known him pay—he paid four shillings on this occasion—I first went to Monu
<lb/>ment Station two years ago—I was there the first time that Newport ever left fish; as near as I remember, that was about nine months ago—he then left the fish with the prisoner—Jarvis, my colleague, is here—the first time the prisoner gave me fish I asked him what I should pay him, and I used to pay him sixpence or eightpence for two small plaice—I asked him to let me have them—the box for which he paid half-a-crown on October 8th was about the same-sized box for which he had paid half-a-crown before, but I cannot say if there was the same quantity of fish in it—the prisoner paid anything he was asked without knowing how much was in the box—the prisoner was the only one at the station to whom Newport sold fish—I don't know that the prisoner sold to anyone but myself—at seven to 7.15 a.m., when Newport came, it was just after the workmen's trains, when we are slack and have breakfast—we do not go away to breakfast, we have it at the booking-office window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been eleven years in the service of the Company.</p>
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<persName id="t18941119-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-96" type="given" value="DANIEL RICHARD"/>DANIEL RICHARD JARVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a booking clerk in the employment of the Metropolitan Railway Company, employed at the Monument Station—nine or ten months ago Newport came to the station with fish—he said it was his
<hi rend="italic">perks</hi> for returning empties to the market in the morning—from that time to the time of his arrest I saw him come from time to time to the booking-office, which is very near the fish market—the fish was brought there quite openly, and with no secrecy whatever—Newport fixed the price—I did not see a fish porter bring fish once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have bought fish of Newport about a dozen times, chiefly plaice, sometimes haddock—he did not bring much, except plaice—I did not ask him to always bring plaice—he never said he could not bring anything else—I have seen him come there two and three times a week; always with plaice—he brought it to the prisoner—I cannot say exactly how much it came to—there were sometimes six, or five or eight fish; I could not say the weight—I paid Newport 2s., or 2s. 6d. for six or eight plaice—the most I ever bought was ten plaice, for which I gave him half-a-crown or 3s.—the price you would pay at a fishmonger's shop for plaice would depend upon the market; I think I should have paid about the same there as I paid to Newport—I was not in the booking-office on 8th October when Newport brought in the ten plaice—nine or ten months ago Newport said they were
<hi rend="italic">perks</hi>—he used to be a regular passenger through the station, and he got on speaking terms at the window; we used to pass the time of day and so on, and he asked me whether I would like a little bit of fish for my breakfast, and I said I should—I thought he was connected with the market; he had on a blue apron and carried a basket—I thought at first he was a fishmonger with a shop—a month or two afterwards I found that he worked at a shop—it never transpired whose shop it was—I have heard the name of Smithers—I heard he worked at a shop near London Bridge—someone at the station told me that, I think—I think it was the prisoner; I cannot say for certain—when he asked if I should like a little fish for breakfast I said, "Yes," and he said he would bring me some—he did not ask what kind I liked—I</p>
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<p>believe he brought me three plaice the first time—I took them home—I did not weigh them—I believe he asked me 1s., which I paid him—I always paid anything he asked me, without regard to how much they weighed—I did not ask the weight—I never asked him for any other kind of fish; I left it to him to bring what he liked—he brought me haddock, whiting, and two or three mackerel—I thought they were all
<hi rend="italic">perks</hi>—I have heard it is the system of men going to the market in the morning to receive these things for returning the empties; I do not say 30 lb.—I should not believe a man if he said he had 30 lb. of plaice for
<hi rend="italic">perks</hi> in one morning—I should not think he stole them; I should not ask him—I should not buy those, because they would be too many for me—I know the prisoner has a large family—I cannot say how many plaice they could eat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been twenty-four years in the company's employ
<lb/>ment—I have told the truth to-day—I thought that I should get fish a little bit cheaper from Newport if they were perquisites, than I should from a fishmonger.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-97" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DICKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a fishmonger at Parsons Green—I have been in business for myself four years—I was formerly in Billingsgate market for fourteen years—there is nothing extraordinary in the persons there giving fish to persons who return empties—you can give them a bit of fish for the work they do in bringing back boxes, and assisting in loading vans, and helping you at the railway station—plaice varies in price according to the supply—I have bought it at threepence a stone when there has been a great glut in the market, and I have bought it at 6d., 1s., 1s. 6d. and upwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was not when it was stale—I was not a fish salesman at Billingsgate—I know nothing of my own experience as a salesman in the market, only as a purchaser—I have always been a fish
<lb/>monger—I buy fish at Billingsgate—the bit of fish I gave a man for carry
<lb/>ing a box of fish to my van would depend on the price the fish cost me—I should not give 30 lb. of plaice in one morning as a present—I have given a man perhaps two or three plaice, that would be 3 lb.—I never heard of a man giving 30 lb. of plaice as a perquisite.</p>
<hi rend="italic">At the conclusion of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL'S</hi>
<hi rend="italic">speech for the defence the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">said that they found the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Engleman, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Mischaud.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G</hi>). I had a communication from Mrs. Secondi, and acting on that I went with her and Sergeant Harley to 12, Little Marylebone Street, where I found Mischaud in the second floor back room—I told her I was a police officer, and that I should take her into custody for stealing jewellery belonging to her mother—she went to a trunk and brought out this box, containing two gold and one silver necklets and two pairs of gold earrings, and said, "Leon told me to bring away all the jewellery I could belonging to my mother"—I said, "Who is Leon?"—she said, "The man I am living with"—I took her into</p>
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<p>custody—I called at the house again at 8.30, and was there when Engle
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. He spoke to me about the other charge—he had no difficulty in expressing himself; he spoke English fluently.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>. I was at the Police-station when Mrs. Secondi came on the 19th—I did not hear what she said—I saw her there on the 24th—I could not say if there were any initials on the trunk from which Mischaud took the jewellery—she did not say it was her trunk—I made this note afterwards, not at the time—she spoke broken English fairly well, with a foreign accent—she was greatly excited.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner made a lengthy statement as to his relations with Mischaud—I was thoroughly able to understand what he said.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am the wife of Frederick Secondi, and live at Duke Street Chambers—I am Mischaud's mother—on Friday, 19th October, I missed several articles—these necklets I kept in a box in my bedroom—I did not miss my daughter at the time I missed the jewellery—I went with the policemen to Little Marylebone Street on the 24th, and saw my daughter—I also saw these jewels and necklaces, which, belong to me—Mischaud said she did not know at all that they were in the box, because I had put them there a few days before—my object was not to charge Mischaud, but to get her back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. I had put these things in the box only a few days before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>. She is my only daughter—she has lived with me all her life, except when she was at a convent—she has always been a good girl, and loved me very much—I was very much up set when I found she had gone away—I went to the Police-station to see if the police could find her, and they said they could not undertake it un
<lb/>less I brought a charge against her, and that was the reason I mentioned the jewellery; I was compelled to do so in order to get the police to get my daughter back—I don't believe my daughter intended to steal the jewellery; I never refused her anything she asked for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Engleman, in hit statement before the Magistrate, said that that he and Mischaud had agreed to live together; that he did not know she had the jewellery till Sunday, when she told him that site had found jewellery belonging to her mother in the box which site had brought away, and that he was not guilty of abduction, but that he and Mischaud lived together, as she was in the family way, and was afraid her parents would not forgive her.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Mischaud said that what Engleman stated was right.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18941119-19-offence-1 t18941119-name-104"/>Louise Mischaud</persName>, a girl under eighteen, out of the possession and against the will of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18941119-19-offence-1 t18941119-name-105"/>Hortense Secondi</persName>, her mother, with intent to carnally know her.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G</hi>). I went to Little Marylebone Street and saw Mischaud and Engleman there—when I told him the charge he said, "She is nearly seventeen and gave her consent"—on the way to the station he said, "I have known Louise for nearly nine months; she always consented and never gave me any trouble. She is four months in the family way, and I thought it better we should live together, as she could not remain at home in that condition."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I have known Engleman for nine months—he has not visited me at my mother's house—I first met him in the street—I became very intimate with him—he asked me to accompany him to Little Marylebone Street, and I went with him—I always told him my age was sixteen and a half.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not tell one of his friends that I was eighteen—he told me not to speak the truth to Mrs. Neale, our landlady; and I told her I was eighteen because she would have thought it very extraor
<lb/>dinary for a girl of sixteen to have a man there—I was never desirous of living with the prisoner; he was the person who always asked me to do so—I did not say anything to my mother about going away; I was afraid to do so—I was afraid to remain at home for fear my mother should see my condition.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not tell the landlady I was in the family way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-20-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t18941119-20-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>burglariously enter
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18941119-20-offence-1 t18941119-name-110"/>Bernard Heineman</persName>, and stealing £5, and to a previous conviction at this Court in March, 1893.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November 20th 1894.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18941119-21-offence-1 t18941119-name-112"/>Sir George Lewis</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-21-18941119 t18941119-21-punishment-20"/>Six Months' Imprisonment,</rs> and
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to three indictments for forging and uttering undertakings for the payment of £5, £5, and £9.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-22-18941119 t18941119-22-punishment-22"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18941119-23-offence-1 t18941119-name-116"/>John Baddoch</persName> with intent to steal, having been convicted at Clerkenwell on December 3rd, 1888. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-23-18941119 t18941119-23-punishment-23"/>Five Years each in Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">See vol.</hi> CXX.,
<hi rend="italic">p.</hi> 1147)
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<hi rend="italic">Sentence on the former indictment.—Twenty-nine Days' Hard Labour.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1894.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We were on good terms on the 27th October, when he offered me the drink—when he rushed at me and caught hold of my arm on 5th November it startled me; I am rather nervous—it upset me—I screamed out, and he ran away directly—I followed him, and the policeman stopped him—he appeared rather excited—he looked back on me and seemed frightened—what he said was he wished he had done it, not that he wished he hadn't done it—he drew his hand right across my throat.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I stopped the prisoner he seemed pale and excited—he did not speak indistinctly—lam quite sure he did not say, "I wish I hadn't done it"—I found no cut on the girl's boa, or any mark on her throat.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Two or three people who came in said that they had seen the knife—it was when the charge was written down that he said, "I don't know what I did with the knife."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHERWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended, at the request of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am an ice-cream vendor, of 3, Bigg's Road, Clerkenwell—on Sunday night, 4th November, about half-past seven, I was on Eyre Street Hill—I saw the prisoner there—I knew him by sight—as I came out of a restaurant, No. 20, Domenico Rubini told me something, in consequence of which I said to the prisoner, "What do you want of me? I understand you want me"—he spat in my face, and struck me with his fist on the right cheek—I retaliated by giving three or four punches at him at the back of his head—then I saw him put his hand in front of his trousers, and draw out a long knife with a white handle—I ran about twenty yards and fell down, and while I was on the ground he was going to strike me with this knife in the stomach, but he struck me on the shoulder; then came a lot of friends and protected me, and a policeman came and arrested him, with the knife in his hand—I had an overcoat on my left arm, and he struck me also with the knife through my overcoat—I fell down, and defended myself with my feet while he was striking me—I was with my face towards heaven—I felt the blow in my shoulder, and I felt the blood running on my body—I saw him strike, and he said, "I will murder you," and he repeated the same thing before the Magistrate, saying. "I am very sorry I did not kill you"—all the people came and took hold of him to protect me, and took away the knife from his hand—he struggled, and would not relinquish it—Domenico Barzoni was one of those that came up—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the knife, and that was the way he held it (
<hi rend="italic">Describing</hi>)—this is the sheath—I saw it when he drew it out—it had not the sheath on it when he drew it out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Barzoni and I do not come from the same part of Italy—I do not belong to an Italian club—I was at the club on the Saturday, and met the prisoner there—I had no row there—there had been some words about a girl—the prisoner wanted 2s. from me to go with this girl, and I wanted 3s. if I gave him the 2s., to be repaid in a day or two—he wanted to give me only twopence—there was no struggle between us in the club—I did not kick him on the leg, and give him a bad leg.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had seen him about Eyre Street Hill before this—the only time I spoke to him was at the club on the Saturday, when the words passed about the girl—I asked him what he wanted with me, because a comrade had told me that he was waiting for me, and wanted to kill me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-143" type="given" value="DOMENICO"/>DOMENICO BARZONI</persName> </hi>. I live at 20, Eyre Street Hill, and keep a restaurant—on Sunday night, 4th November, about half-past seven or eight, I was standing outside the house with three mates of mine talking—the prosecutor came out of the restaurant and was talking to us—the prisoner was on the opposite side of the road—Sabini went to him, and asked whether he was looking for him—he said, "Yes," and spat in his face, and punched him with his left hand in the eye or the side of the eye—Sabini was carrying two coats on his left arm—he caught hold of the prisoner with his left hand, and punched him with his right three or four times on his face, not on the back of the head—he shouted out in Italian, "He is going to murder me!" and ran away between ten and fifteen yards and then fell—the prisoner was running after him, and fell on top of him—I did not see the prisoner strike him with the knife—someone came up, and lifted the prisoner off Sabini—Sabini got up and ran away a second time, and came back and fell again in the same place—the prisoner followed him again, and fell on him again—I rushed to see how they were getting on, and saw the prisoner with a knife in his hand—I caught hold of him behind, and a constable came and took the knife from him—I went with them to the station—when the prisoner was charged, he said he meant to kill him; he meant to rip him up, and said, "You are not dead yet."</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-144" type="given" value="JOHN ALEXANDER"/>JOHN ALEXANDER MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am Divisional Surgeon of Police, of Percy Street, Clerkenwell—on Sunday, 4th November, about half-pas eight, I went to King's Cross Road Police-station, and there saw Sabini—I examined him, and dressed his wound; it was an incised wound one inch in length, on the right side of the chest, near the arm, and half an inch deep—it was bleeding freely—it was a blow from above downwards, and a little inwards—it must have been done with some sharp instrument—corresponding with the wound there was a cut through the coat, waist-coat and shirt—it must have been done with considerable force—this knife or my sharp instrument might have produced it—the knife is sharp.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-145" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BLIGH</persName> </hi> (205
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I was called to Eyre Street Hill at 8.20—I found a large crowd of Italians, and the prisoner and prosecutor struggling in the midst of them—the prosecutor shouted out in English, "I am stabbed"—I took the prisoner into custody, and took the knife from him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawful wounding.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November 21st, 1894.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">agreeing to proceed no further, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Rutt, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for O'Shea.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-152" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH GIBBINS</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of William Gibbins, a bootmaker, of 28, Grundy Street, Poplar—on October 24th I returned home late, locked up the house, and went to bed—I was called at three o'clock, went into the shop, and found boots scattered about, and numbers of boots gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chandler.</hi> I am quite satisfied that I locked the door safely—I only bolted the top bolt—I am sure the entrance was not effected at the back—the bolt was not in the same state when I saw it Again, as the door was open then.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). On October 25th I was on duty in Grundy Street at 3.15. a.m., and saw Chandler fifty or sixty yards from Mr. Gibbins' shop, carrying a big bundle of boots on his arm, tied up in a woman's skirt—I turned my light on him, and he ran away, and when he got to Rigden Street threw the boots down—Hillier took them to the station—I stopped Chandler, and told him I should take him for being in possession of the boots—he said, "I have got no boots but what are on my feet, and if you come to my mother's you will see"—I said, "No; you come to the station with me"—I had hold of him; he struggled violently and fell—he got up and got me down, and pulled this hammer out of his pocket and struck me on my head—I got up to make a spring at him, and he struck me again on the back of my head and ran across the East India Dock Road—I got up and followed him—this was 600 or 700 yards from 8, Rigden Street, and right opposite 167, East India Dock Road—I went up Rigden Street, blew my whistle, spoke to two constables, and went on with Beere, and arrested Chandler at a coffee-stall in East India Dock Road not five minutes afterwards—I said, "You are the man I want—he said nothing—he went quietly to the station; there were three of us then—he was charged with unlawful possession and violently assaulting me—I had to go to bed, and was laid up, and am on the sick list still; he pulled my helmet off first, and then cut my head open with the hammer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-154" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BEERE</persName> </hi> (237
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). Early in the morning of 25th October Bald
<lb/>win made a statement to me; he was bleeding from his head—I went with him a short distance, and saw Chandler at a coffee-stall, and took him in custody—he was charged with stealing the boots; I did not hear him make any answer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-155" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HILLIER</persName> </hi> (626
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I received information from Baldwin, went to 8, Rigden Street, and found seventeen and a half pairs of boots in the area—Mr. Gibbins identified them—later in the morning I went to a garden at the rear of 167, East India Dock Road—Baldwin did not point out the place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-156" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). I was present when Chandler was charged—he made no reply—I received information, and went to</p>
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<p>Mr. Gibbins' shop, and came to the conclusion that noforce had been used to the front door, but it had been entered by a false key—the door was swollen, and the bolt had not gone into the socket—I afterwards went to 21, Duff Street, which is fifty or sixty yards off, and found Rutt and his wife in bed in the front room down-stairs; he is the landlord, and Rosina Baker came out of the next room—I found some boots in the next room to where Rutt was sleep
<lb/>ing—I went upstairs and found O'Shea and Montgomery in bed—Graham asked for the key of a tin box—O'Shea said, "That is my trunk," and gave him the key; the box was packed with clothing, and on the top of all were eight pairs of boots—I said to O'Shea, "Are these boots yours?"—he said, "I know nothing about them"—I went down to Rutt's room, and said, "I shall take you in custody for stealing and receiving the boots"—he made no reply, but asked for his coat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chandler.</hi> Your head was cut; you had to send for a surgeon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. Rosina Baker was taken in custody, but was discharged by the Magistrate—I did not find that the back room was occupied by Chandler, but I understand that he lodged in the house occasionally, I do not know in what room—there are two rooms and a kitchen on the ground floor, and two rooms upstairs, one of which was occupied by O'Shea and Montgomery, and I found a woman sleeping in the back room—Rosina Baker was dressed when she came out; that was about six a.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. O'Shea has lodged in the house about nine weeks—I have seen him there during that time—he was in bed, but had his drawers and socks on—the key came from his trousers pocket, which were on the bed—he did not proffer it before it was asked for—I have not said that O'Shea said, "That is my trunk; here is the key."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. Rutt was awake—he appeared sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> After the prisoners were at Holloway, O'Shea sent for me—I went, and he said he wished to make a statement—I took it down, and he signed it—this is it:—"On October 25th, early in the morning, I saw Chandler go out of the house. I was in the kitchen of the same house—No. 21, Duff Street, Poplar. Shortly afterwards Chandler came back in an excited state, and said to Montgomery, who was also in the kitchen, 'Come along, Arthur.' He made no reply, when Chandler again said, in a louder tone of voice, 'Come along, Arthur.' They both then left the house, In about ten minutes afterwards Chandler rushed back to the house, and seemed to be looking for something. He then left, with an article of wearing apparel in his hand. I then had my supper, and was in the act of going upstairs when I saw Chandler and Mont
<lb/>gomery come into the house. Chandler was carrying a large bundle con
<lb/>taining boots or shoes, which were exposed to view. They entered the back room downstairs, and Chandler said to Montgomery, 'Why don't you close the door, Arthur?' and it was then closed. I then went up
<lb/>stairs to bed. I did not see Montgomery when he came to bed. I know nothing about the boots being in my box. They were not there when I went to bed, as I had occasion to go to my box. I left the key of my box in my waistcoat pocket when I went to bed. I know nothing what
<lb/>ever about the other property found in the house. The watch found in</p>
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<p>my possession I gave 5s. for to Mr. Rutt. There was no chain attached to it. I did not know it was a stolen watch. I would like inquiry to be made of my last employers, Messrs. Quinn and Axton, Bon Marche Brix
<lb/>ton, and Mr. Henry Dobbs, Westbourne Grove"—I searched O'Shea at the station, and found this silver watch—he said, "That is mine".</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. Five shillings would be too little value for the watch—a pawnbroker said it was worth 25s., but he did not say what he would lend on it—I made inquiries where he wished.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-157" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ANDREWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). I went with the other officers to 21, Duff Street—O'Shoa asked for his coat—I sent a constable to the back kitchen to fetch it, and before I handed it to him I searched it and found this revolver—I said, "It is unloaded"—he said, "It is a good job for you it is not loaded, or I should have
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<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I was with the other officers at 21, Duff Street—I opened the box and took out eight pairs of boots—O'Shea and Montgomery saw them—they made no reply—I took them both in custody—Montgomery said, "I was at home between one and two last night"—O'Shea said, "I know nothing about the boots"—I had said nothing to him about boots—I saw a large number of pairs going upstairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. That was before I found the boots—I did not show them the boots—I asked O'Shea for the key, and he took it from his trousers pocket, which were lying on the bed, and gave it to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I found this music-stool under the kitchen table, and charged Rutt with stealing it—he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GIBBINS</persName> </hi>. I have three rooms at 28, Grundy Street, Poplar, and use one of them as a boot maker's shop—I do not sleep there—an 25th October on going there I missed eighty-eight pairs of boots value about £25—I have seen them since.</p>
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<persName id="t18941119-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-160" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-160" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE BLAND</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of a master mariner, of 25, Woodstock Road, Poplar—on March 19th I shut up the house and went out, leaving nobody there—I went back next day and found the front door broken open, and missed property value £25, including shawls and Mackintoshes—one of the bundles was wrapped in this paper with my husband's name on it, Captain Bland, which was in the house at the time—this Mackin
<lb/>tosh, two jackets, sheets, quilts, plate and feather are mine.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-161" type="surname" value="ANDREWS"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-161" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ANDREWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). After Rutt and his wife had been taken on the boot charge, I searched the room, and between the mattress and bed on which they had been sleeping, I found this Mackintosh and jacket, and in a box in the room this quilt—this piece of paper was in the fireplace—it is addressed to Captain Bland, and these two silk handker
<lb/>chiefs have the name of Bland on them—I found three plates in a back room upstairs and the feather in the back room downstairs—I found some of Mrs. Bland's property in every room in the house except the back kitchen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I found these things twenty minutes or half an hour after they had gone away, not at the time the boots were found.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Montgomary.</hi> I did not wake you up; you were in</p>
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<p>custody before I was in the room—I did not go in—I did not say, "The least move of that man, knock him down."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. O'Shea slept in the front room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-162" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOLDEN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to William Minn, a house furnisher, of 128, Grundy Street—on October 19th I missed a music-stool from the shop door and saw it again at the Police-station—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-163" type="given" value="CHRISTIAN"/>CHRISTIAN SCHLEIBEN</persName> </hi>. lam a cabinet maker, of 110, St. Paul's Road, Bow—on the evening of October 15th I was in Latham Street and some
<lb/>body asked me for some matches—I gave them and missed my watch And chain—this is my watch (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. I have not found my chain—I did not see the man who took my watch.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-164" type="surname" value="LAMBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-164" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LAMBERT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant K</hi>). Schleiben in my presence charged O'Shea with stealing his watch. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the prosecution could not give evidence of the statement made by O'Shea on being charged; the only thing they could do was to show that it was found in his possession. In this the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">concurred.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Rutt.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-165" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-165" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-165" type="given" value="ROSINA"/>ROSINA BAKER</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother at 61, Ropemaker Fields—the prisoner Rutt had been married to my sister six weeks when this happened, and I was living with her—they occupied the ground floor front room, and Chandler occupied the back room—I went home to sleep with my mother, and came to help in the house—I was there on the morning the police came; I had slept there to keep my sister company because her husband did not come home till late—he came home from 1.30 to two o'clock, helplessly drunk—he was brought home by a man—he went into the kitchen first, but did not stop there many minutes—my sister took him into the front room and he went to bed—I stopped there a little while and went into the back room and laid down, Chandler being out; that was the room he usually occupied—he came home about three or 3.30, and I opened the door for him, and had a conversation with him about the bundle he had—he went into the back room with it—he went out again, and I went and laid down in that room, and was coming out when the police came—Rutt had not been into the back room that night, or been out of his bed; he was in bed when Chandler came with the parcel—I did not speak to Chandler at all—I was charged and dis
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. I do not know whether O'Shea went out that night, or how long he had lodged there—I was not there late at night, as a rule.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>. Rutt is the landlord, and lets a part—I sat up with my sister till my brother-in-law came in at two o'clock—he was a little drunk when the police arrived at six o'clock—it was from three to 3.30 when Chandler came in—I do not know that he was in custody at 3.15—we have not got a clock, but I know what time Rutt came in by the clock at the African public-house, at 1.30; I went down to the cab, and saw the time—when Chandler came in, he walked into the kitchen—I said, "What have you got there?"—he put a largo bundle of boots down, and told me to mind my own business, and I walked into the kitchen—he is not a dealer in boots—I felt certain there had been a robbery, and that the boots were stolen—I did not see any boots taken</p>
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<p>upstairs—I did not see O'Shea or Montgomery that night; I was tired and was lying down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I went down and let Chandler in because he knocked; he could not open the door—the others could not get in without taking the latch off—I cannot imagine how the boots got up to the first floor room—Chandler did not go upstairs—I did not hear O'Shea and Mont
<lb/>gomery come to the door; they were sitting in the kitchen—Chandler went out first; I am prepared to swear that the other three did not go out, but I was in the room lying down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>. I have never seen any of these things before—I used to go into the front room, but I never did anything there—I have seen the music-stool under the kitchen table—Chandler brought it in on his back on the 19th, and I said, "Where did you get that?"—he said, "I gave three shillings for it, and I hope to make two shillings for myself"—I first told the solicitor about Rutt coming home drunk, this week—I never said anything to the police about it—I thought they had taken my brother-in-law innocent, and I knew that it was important to prove that he was drunk in bed, and told Inspector King so—I swear that—when I looked at the public-house clock the gas was just glimmering, which enabled me to see the clock inside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-166" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-166" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). To the best of my knowledge the last witness told me that her brother-in-law was drunk, and had not been out of the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Chandler's defence.</hi> Miss Gibbins says that she bolted the door, and that there were no marks on the door, and she is sure that no entrance was effected at the back; she ought to know more about the bolts than a policeman. Mr. Gibbins employed a man, who was sleeping in the house, and he went out and left the door open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Montgomery's defence.</hi> I was sitting in the kitchen, and I assisted in getting Rutt to his bedroom, and then I went straight to bed, and was awoke at six o'clock by the police; I asked what was the matter; he said, "Shut up, knock him down"; I said, "Look round the room and see if there is anything that will affect me;" he said, "You shut up, we will do as we like" I have not been seen in the neighbourhood where the offence was committed.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHANDLER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18941119-34-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RUTT, MONTGOMERY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">O'SHEA</hi>
<rs id="t18941119-34-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18941119-34-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-34-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions—Chandler at Clerkenwell on</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd June</hi>, 1890;
<hi rend="italic">Rutt at Clerkenwell on April</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887;
<hi rend="italic">Montgomery at Clerkenwell on July</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> 1882;
<hi rend="italic">and O'Shea at Guildhall on December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.
<hi rend="italic">Eleven other convictions were proved against Chandler, three against Rutt, and four against Montgomery.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHANDLER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18941119-34-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RUTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18941119-34-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-34-18941119 t18941119-34-punishment-33"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MONTGOMERY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18941119-34-punishment-34" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18941119-34-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-34-punishment-34" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-34-18941119 t18941119-34-punishment-34"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">O'SHEA</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18941119-34-punishment-35" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18941119-34-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-34-punishment-35" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-34-18941119 t18941119-34-punishment-35"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD WEAVER</hi> (26)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18941119-35-offence-1 t18941119-name-168"/>Ernest Hazle</persName>, and stealing a bracelet and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-169" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-169" type="surname" value="HAZLE"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-169" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE HAZLE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Ernest Hazle—we now live at 24, Ullen Street—on October 14th, between 4.15 and 4.30 p.m., I left my</p>
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<p>home, 1, Zetland Street, safe—I returned at 4.55 and found it had been broken open—I missed £4 in gold, 3s. 6d. in silver, a watch, ring, brace
<lb/>let, opera glasses, and other articles value £10, from my bedroom—this is my property (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The opera glasses were broken, like these.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-170" type="surname" value="HAZLE"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-170" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST HAZLE</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—on October 15th, at 8.15, I found this piece of wood in my bedroom—I handed it to the police—we only occupy the first floor, the landlord occupying the rest—there are no other lodgers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-171" type="surname" value="JABEZ"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JABEZ</persName> </hi> (82
<hi rend="italic">k</hi>). I received this piece of wood from Hazle—I examined the doors at 1, Zetland Street—the bedroom door had been forced by a jemmy, and the marks corresponded with this piece of wood.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-172" type="surname" value="LAMBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-172" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LAMBERT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi>). On October 20th I saw the prisoner in the Sherwood Arms, Bow Common, and said, "I shall take you in custody on suspicion of committing a house-breaking at 1, Zetland Street"—when we got outside, he said, "That is right; you have just sent somebody to put the things on me," and endeavoured to pass this opera-glass to a man in the crowd, and he said, "Don't put anything in my pocket; they are mine. I bought them of a dealer in Johnson's sale-rooms"—at the station he handed me from his pocket this bracelet and pair of glasses, and said, "Here are the others. I bought the things in the Sherwood Arms for 8s. 6d. ten minutes before I was arrested"—I searched the house, and found this piece of wood—I find it matches exactly the piece where it has been cut through with a saw; it has been one piece of wood—I showed it to the prisoner at the Court, and he said, "You do not call that a match, do you?"—I found four or five shillings on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Jabez gave me one piece of wood, and I found the other piece in a cupboard in the room you live in—I only took two pieces away, and I pointed them out to your wife; they were in a tool-box—I did not take hold of your coat-sleeve till you gave the glasses away—I took them partly out of your pocket; you got them out of the case—you threw the case out of your pocket at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-173" type="surname" value="LEACH"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-173" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN LEACH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). I was with Lambert at the Sherwood Arms—the sergeant took him outside, and a pair of opera-glasses were taken from him; he struggled and tried to get away—he said at the station," There are the other articles," and handed out these articles in a muffler.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The opera-glasses were taken from your coat pocket—I had hold of your arm—I did not force ray fingers down your neck.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-174" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-174" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BURTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective K</hi>). I was with Lambert and Leach—the prisoner struggled very violently—I took these opera-glasses from him—I knew him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took them from your hand; you were trying to pass them to somebody else—I did not see you buy the things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-175" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-175" type="surname" value="DUTTON"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-175" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN DUTTON</persName> </hi>. The prisoner lodges in the same house as I do—I saw him moving between five and six p.m.—I was moving too—he moved his things to the house that I moved to from the other side of the way.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see him between four and five—I said before the Magistrate that I saw him at nearly six p.m.; after 5.30.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. MUDD</hi>. I saw the prisoner on this Monday night, between 4.30 and five o'clock, helping his wife to move—it was not 5.30, because the children were not home from school—I saw Mrs. Dutton there—I only saw the prisoner once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was moving to the same house—I fix the time because I know when the children come home from school—I got in before six o'clock—Mrs. Dutton was not in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18941119-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18941119-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-176" type="surname" value="LAMBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-name-176" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LAMBERT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It took me exactly sixteen minutes to walk with my great coat on, and without exerting myself, from Zetland Street to the prisoner's room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You sent me to the barman at the public-house—I took a statement from him, and he signed it, but it is not very much in your favour—the barmanis not here; he would not come. (
<hi rend="italic">The statement was here read at the prisoner's request.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">"CHARLES ROBERT LONGFORD</hi>, barman, Sherwood Arms, Bow Common Lane.—I remember the night Weaver was arrested; it was on Saturday, the 20th October. He had been in the private bar thirty to forty minutes. He came in by himself, called for two of brandy; I served him. About fifteen minutes before he was arrested he was joined by another man, who I only know by sight. I saw Weaver show the other man a small pair of opera-glasses, and afterwards put them in his pocket. I did not hear the conversation; when I first saw the glasses Weaver was taking them from his pocket, and he then passed them to the other man. He had hardly put them in his pocket when he was arrested. Since Weaver has been arrested his wife has been to me and asked me to attend the trial and say I saw Weaver buy the articles of a man ten minutes before he was arrested.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he bought the things in the Sherwood Arms for</hi> 8s., 6d.,
<hi rend="italic">not thinking they were stolen, and that he only struggled because the officers were hurting him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18941119-35-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18941119-35-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 June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891,
<hi rend="italic">and five other convictions were proved against him.—
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<interp inst="t18941119-35-punishment-36" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended the conduct of the police, in which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">concurred.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">for the case of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILMOUR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARD</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">tried in this Court this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1894.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18941119-37-offence-1 t18941119-name-181"/>Edith Mary Andrews</persName> with intent to murder.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAUL TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-182" type="given" value="EDITH MARY"/>EDITH MARY ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. Prior to 31st July I had been living with the prisoner at 65, Egerton Gardens, as man and wife—he is an American lawyer—I am English—we were in the habit of using rifles in various rooms of the house, including the bedroom—on the morning of 31st July I directed the prisoner's attention to a defect in a revolver—there were two revolvers; one a little bright one, and one a black one—the defect was in the little bright one—this was in the bedroom—he endeavoured to see to the defect; it had got fixed—I think he went down to the dining-room; I was in the bedroom—after he returned to the bedroom we had some words; they were only casual words—the temper was mine; I was angry with him because I asked him for some money, and he could not let me have it, and I was rude to him—it did not continue any time—I cannot remember what I said—I was angry with him because he did not give me money that I wanted—he had not the bright revolver in his hand at the time; it was under the pillow—the black one was in his pocket—I don't think the bright one was fixed, but I don't know—he did not express any intention of doing anything to me or himself—I do not remember what was said—he did not say ho would cut his throat—he said he would shoot himself—I do not remember whether he had the revolver in his hand when he said that—he said it because I was angry with him—about half-past twelve that morning I was going out, and I left the bedroom to go and see my doctor in the drawing-room; after he left I was going up to the bedroom again—the prisoner was at the top of the stairs—I merely looked at him; you could hardly see on the stairs, it was very dark; if he was there I must have seen him; I did see him—I did not see whether he had anything in his hand—I left him in the bedroom—I said to him, "Good
<lb/>bye, I shall not be long"—I don't think he made any reply—I opened the door to go out, and as I closed the door I heard a revolver shot; at the same time I found that my face was cut with glass—the door had two panels of stained glass—I screamed and rushed out of the house—I met Mr. Leslie and went into his house—I made a statement to him—I said I had been shot—I remained in his house for two or three hours—then the police came—I went to the Westminster Police-court, and there swore an information—this was on the 31st July—I did not give any evidence till the 11th September—to the best of my belief the shot was an accident—I think so—at the time I left the flat the prisoner was standing at the top of the stairs, by the bedroom—there was about ten minutes between seeing him at the top of the stairs and my leaving him in the bedroom—I left him in the bedroom, not in bed—he was not dressed; he was in his pyjamas—I don't know that he was practising with the revolver; he had it there; I think one was in his trousers pocket, the other was under his pillow—I am quite sure he was not going up to the bedroom when I left him—I left him in the bedroom</p>
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<p>—when I left the flat he was standing at the top of the stairs—he was not going up the stairs, I could not exactly tell—when I was in the drawing-room speaking to my doctor the prisoner came down—I saw his hand on the drawing-room door, just opening it, and he went down again—I did not see where he went to—the last time I saw him he was at the top of the stairs—I don't know whether he was standing on the stairs—he had seen to the mechanism of the revolver in the dining-room—I can't say whether it was in good order when he took it upstairs—he had endeavoured to see what was the matter with it—it had become fixed as we were practising; I can't say how—he used a little file to it in the dining-room—I can't say whether it was rectified—I had no conversation with him about it—I wanted to take it away from him, that was the way it became fixed—I took it away from him because he threatened to shoot himself in the bedroom—I was not trying to discharge it—I did not take it from him; my recollection is clear as to that—I did not say at the Police-court that I took it from him—I was very agitated—I don't recol
<lb/>lect saying so—I made a statement to the policeman when I first saw him that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been under the same roof with the prisoner for eighteen months; during that time he treated me with the greatest possible kindness and affection—I had every reason to believe that he was devotedly attached to me—the tiff we had on this day was of a very slight character; I was very fond of him, and he of me—we were on the best possible terms—we had both been in the habit of handling firearms, he had taught me to do it—it is a fact that on this morning the bright revolver had got out of repair—the last I saw of him was when he was approaching the top of the stairs leading to the bedroom—as far as I know, he had nothing in his hand—the door was wood at the bottom and thick, dark glass at the top—as you come out of the room you turn slightly to the right—the glass was very slightly injured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi> I had been suffering from hysteria, and under the doctor's care before then—I am subject to hysteria—it was about twenty minutes before the shot was fired that we had the dispute about the money—I had tried to take the pistol from him about three-quarters of an hour before—I think I had tried to take the pistol from him before the dis
<lb/>pute—I can't say why he should shoot himself; I can't say if it was on account of the tiff—I believe I have said that he followed me after the shot; that was not true, it was a delusion—he was on the stairs when I went out at the glass door, I called up to say good-bye—I did not then see the pistol in his hand—I did say that he was after me with a revolver in his hand; they told me so; I was very frightened—it was not true; I did not know what I was doing—nobody told me that he was after me, it was my own statement.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-183" type="given" value="ALFRED HENRY"/>ALFRED HENRY LESLIE</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer, and live at 233, Brompton Road—I did not know the prosecutrix till 31st July—about half-past twelve on that day my attention was attracted by a noise and a scream, and, looking out of my window, I saw her coming towards me—I went into the street, and met her—she was excited, and her face was bleeding—at her request I took her into my private room, and sent for a doctor—she remained in the house two or three hours, till the police came—the number of my house is 69, Egerton Gardens; that is two doors from 65.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was very excited—I was examined before the Magistrate on 11th September—I was then asked the state of her mind—I do not remember saying, "I can't say that she knew what she was doing," but it would be something to that effect.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-184" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE HARPER</persName> </hi>. I am the housekeeper of these flats—I used to work for Mr. Bennett and Miss Andrews—on 31st July, shortly before half-past twelve, I had not heard anything; they were always on the best of terms—there was a slight difference that morning—I never heard any angry words before that—about half-past twelve I was in the kitchen, and heard a report—I came out of the kitchen, and went towards the drawing-room—I saw a slight smoke in the passage and steps below—I did not see where Mr. Bennett was—after going to the drawing-room I returned to the kitchen—I then met Mr. Bennett—he came down the stairs leading from the bedroom—he went towards the drawing-room—I don't remember whether he entered it—he was only dressed in a pyjama suit—he then returned and went upstairs—he said nothing to me, or I to him—hearing the door bang I looked up—I heard Miss Andrews scream after he had returned to the bedroom—I heard the electric bell at the street door—that was about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after Miss Andrews had left—a policeman came after that—the bedroom bell rang, and I went up, leaving the policeman downstairs—I found the bed-room door shut and locked—I turned the handle, but could not get in—Mr. Bennett said, "Open the door"—I said, "I cannot"—he said, "Get it open"—at that time the policeman came up—I then went down to the kitchen, leaving the policeman there—I was not there when the door was opened—the door was always locked when they were there together—I could not say that it was when he was there by himself—he generally got up early, and went out about half-past nine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been with them seven months—they were in the habit of practising with firearms in the bedroom—I had the oppor
<lb/>tunity of seeing the terms on which they lived—he was always extremely kind to her—I had never known them to quarrel—I noticed a slight difference occasionally, not enough to make me think there was any row or words; nothing beyond that—I had not noticed any difference that morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> After the scream and the report Mr. Bennett came downstairs—the report I heard was a pistol shot; I thought it was an explosion; it sounded very loud—I was in the habit of hearing pistol shots in the bedroom—being downstairs it sounded louder, as I was much nearer; I was on the same floor—I had not heard the report of a pistol out of the bedroom before—the shriek alarmed me it was very loud—I made a remark to a little girl, my daughter, who was sitting with me—the report did not seem to come from the bedroom; it came from the stairs; it was in the passage—I heard a second explosion; that was before I went up" and found the door locked—it was not that which took me up; it was the ringing of the bell—that was not many minutes afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-185" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WALKER</persName> </hi> (33
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). I was sent for to 69, Egerton Gardens, on 31st July, about half-past twelve—I saw the prosecutrix at Mr. Leslie's—after taking the particulars of the case I went with her to the station; that was about two hours afterwards—a statement was made to me by</p>
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<p>Miss Andrews; in consequence of that statement I went to No. 65—Mrs. Harper opened the door; she made a statement to me—I then went up to the bedroom—I tried to open the door; it was locked on the inside—I shouted, "Will you open the door, sir?"—the prisoner shouted from inside, "I can't"—he then broke the wood panel of the door out from the inside—I then pushed the door partly open, and saw the prisoner lying on the bed with a wound in the right ear—Inspector Andrews came afterwards—I found two revolvers under the pillow—I produce them—the bed was near the door, at the back of the door; there were two pillows on the bed—I found the revolvers under the pillow nearest him, both under the same pillow—the black one was fully loaded in five chambers, the bright one had one chamber empty and the three contained loaded cartridges—the inspector found the bullet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner told me that he was testing the Revolver and it went off and shot him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector B</hi>). About half-past twelve on 31st July, I was called to Mr. Leslie's house and saw Miss Andrews there—she made a statement to me, in consequence of which I went to 65—I found that the door of the flat was shut—I went to the bedroom first—the door had already been broken open by the sergeant—I went into the room and found the defendant lying on the bed—I said to him, "Miss Andrews states that you have shot her, or shot at her"—he said, "I was simply testing the revolver, when it went off; I should not think of hurting her"—the last witness" handed me these two pistols—I made an examination of the bedroom—I found two guns—I did not see any pistols in the bed-room—a warrant was obtained that day, but I did not execute it till the 11th September, owing to Mr. Bennett being ill—I was present when he was charged on that warrant—I read it to him—he said nothing in answer to it—I have handled a few revolvers—the bright revolver is in the same condition, as far as the mechanism is concerned, as I received it—it works stiffly; you have to pull it hard—I examined the flat—on the inside I found a flattened bullet on the right-hand side of the door in the passage—on examining the left panel, I found a hole about one inch by two inches, five feet six from the ground—I made these plans—a person standing on the staircase leading from the bedroom could command that door, except when getting near the corner—I have the bullet that was extracted from the prisoner's head; the other one has been mislaid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The glass on the door was leaded—the staircase had the ordinary banister running along it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-187" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MURCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a gun-maker, of Goldhawk Road, Hammer
<lb/>smith—I had two bullets handed to me by the last witness, also the bright pistol—the bullets fit it, and have the appearance of having been fired from it; they bear the impression of the rifling on the barrel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bright revolver is not out of order; it is stiff from dirt, and it works very stiffly—it requires rather more manipulation to cock it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-188" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS VINNESS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 24, Alexander Square—on July 31st, about half-past twelve, I was sent for—I went to Mr. Leslie's, and found Miss Andrews there—I found he had a few scattered wounds on</p>
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<p>the right cheek; they were very trivial, caused by the shivering of the glass—there was a small portion of glass in one of the wounds—she made a sort of rambling statement—she was very excited, very wild—I after
<lb/>wards went to 65, and remained there some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> While I was there the prisoner put the question, "Is she safe?"—he was in a dazed and faint condition, and I think he could not realise his position—the appearance of his wound would lead me to the conclusion that the pistol was not fired close to the head, or it would have had the appearance of fire, and of being charred—there was no laceration—it was a perfectly clean-cut wound—it was rather a slight wound—it was quite consistent with its having been caused by his twist
<lb/>ing it while in bed, and accidentally going off—he might be capable of putting it behind the pillow afterwards; I could not say definitely.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18941119-37-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>There was another indictment against the prisoner for attempting to com
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd, 1894.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-192" type="given" value="MAXIMILIAN"/>MAXIMILIAN ULLMANN</persName> </hi>. I trade as Ullmann and Co., wholesale fruiteiers, of Covent Garden—in the spring of 1892 I employed the prisoner as a clerk, and he continued so till March, 1893—in August or September, 1892, I met with a serious accident, and the prisoner was authorised to open letters in my absence—the endorsement on this cheque is his writ
<lb/>ing—I gave him no authority to do so—on opening letters and finding cheques, it was his duty to put them with a paying-in slip, and wait till I or my brother came to endorse them—this endorsement is neither mine or my brother's—these paying-in slips are in the prisoner's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have carried on business fourteen years as an oyster merchant, and in the fruit business, too, in my brother-in-law's name—I have been involved in litigation through robberies, and have had three or four actions—in 1889 I was sued by the Ardree Oyster Fishery Company before Justice Fry, who said in giving judgment, "The defendant's answers render it impossible to place the slighest reliance on his evidence, as he is utterly untrustworthy"—I lost my temper with the Counsel—I never became bankrupt in my life; a petition in bankruptcy was pre
<lb/>sented—I appeared before the Official Receiver and was cross-examined by him—I did not say that the various businesses carried on by Ullmann and</p>
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<p>Co. were not my property—I did not swear that they were the property of my brother Albert—I was subsequently prosecuted for perjury, and the Magistrate stopped the case—the man had robbed me of £3,000—the Magistrate said he did not believe a word they said—after five remands my brother Albert did not come forward and swear that the business was his—in 1891 I carried on business in the name of Carlton and Co. with my brother-in-law—a man named Smart was in it before I joined him—Carlton and Co. did not obtain an order for about £4,000 worth of oranges, I never bought an orange in my life—when Carlton and Co. closed up they paid twenty shillings in the pound—they did not pay their agent Shipper £150—we bought some pine apples, and lost about £2,000 over them—I paid £4,000 for them—when I engaged the prisoner my brother sent him to me, and said that he only paid him 3s. 6d. a week as housekeeper, and I said, "Send him down"—that was to Fish Street Hill at first, and afterwards to Hart Street—I first paid him £1 as checker, but I found he could speak three or four languages, and then gave him 30s. a week, and afterwards £2—I never promised him a commission—my brother Leopold lived on the premises, and I was there from morning to night—I had twenty other businesses going on at the same time—it was not my brother Leopold who carried on the business—he is single, and lived in the upper part—he had authority to endorse cheques when I was abroad—he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> 6, Bernard Street is my house, and I let it to him—no goods were ever sent there to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18941119-name-193" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WOODTHORPE</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Haws and Son, jewellers, of Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square—in August, 1892, we sold the prisoner a pianoforte and some clocks, which were sent to 20, Berners Street, Russell Square—the piano was addressed to Ullmann and Co. not to Krantz, and signed for in the name of Ullmann, and the clocks in another name—we have not got the receipt, as the van proprietors delivered the piano.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">on</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th November</hi>, 1889,
<hi rend="italic">of obtaining money by false pretences, in the name of Bruno Krantz. Other convictions were proved, and there was another indictment against him.—
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