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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ., Q.C.,</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, January 7th, 1895, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-4" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RENALS</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN COMPTON"/>JOHN COMPTON LAWRANCE</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-6" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY EDMUND</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-7" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-8" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, K. C. M. G., Sir
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-9" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-10" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M. P., K. C. M. G., Recorder of the said City; Lieut.-Col.
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-12" type="given" value="JOSEPH COCKFIELD"/>JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-13" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-14" type="given" value="WILLIAM PURDIE"/>WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</persName> </hi>, Esq., other Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-15" 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="t18950107-name-16" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi> Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-17" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAND</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-18" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-19" type="given" value="FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON"/>FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RENALS, MAYOR. THIRD 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, January</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950107-126-offence-2 t18950107-name-31"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-126-18950107 t18950107-126-punishment-6"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-128-18950107 t18950107-128-punishment-8"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950107-129-offence-1 t18950107-name-37"/>Theodore Schaffer</persName>, in his dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-38" type="given" value="MARY ALICE"/>MARY ALICE SCHAFFER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Theodore Schaffer, a working jeweller, and I carry on business as a confectioner at 3, Smith Terrace, Leyton Road, Stratford—I know the prisoner as a customer—on November 10th, about 9.45 a.m., I was on the first floor landing, and saw the prisoner at the bottom of the stairs in the passage, with the baby in his arms—I had been in the shop since eight o'clock—when I went upstairs, no one was in the shop—the cash-box was in the parlour, and the errand boy was there—the shop leads into the parlour—I said to the prisoner, "How is it you are not in London?"—he said, "I am going now"—I did not see what he did with the baby—I came down about three minutes afterwards, and found the baby in a high chair in the parlour, crying—my boy, White, had gone, and in about two minutes I missed my cash-box, containing six £10 notes, two gold rings, a sovereign, my marriage
<hi rend="italic">lines</hi>, a deposit note for £300, the receipt for the business premises, a lawyer's letter, a silver 2d., and a gold level—I ran into the shop and called a neighbour, who got a policeman, and spoke to the boy about it—White, my errand boy, came back at 10.15, expecting to go to London with the prisoner—I have since seen one of my rings, my marriage
<hi rend="italic">lines</hi>, the deposit note, the receipt for the premises, and the lawyer's letter—I had the numbers of the notes—I have not got them back, or the sovereign—I saw the prisoner on December 12th, and charged him—the cash-box was dark brown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-39" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MULOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Mayo Road, Stratford—I am a grocer's boy—on November 10th, about 10.10, I was at the grocer's shop next door to Mrs. Schaffer's, and saw Samuel Wood, that is the prisoner, come out of the shop with a brown box with yellow round the lid, under his arm, and walk up the road with it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-40" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am a hackney carriage driver at Leytonstone Station—I was on the rank on November 10th about 9.45, and the prisoner called me and told me to come quick, and drive to the Royal Hotel, where he gave me a drink and changed a £10 note—no question was asked—I did not see where he got it from—it is a fully licensed house—I had whisky, and he had ginger beer or lemonade.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-41" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER FEARN</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 109, Mile End Rood—on November 10th the prisoner pledged this ring for 3s.—it is gold and has three pearls in it—it is worth 10s.—I asked if that was all he wanted on it—he said, "Yes."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-42" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FRIEND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective J</hi>). On November 12th, about 7.30 p.m., I saw the prisoner at the back of the Police-station, and told him he would be charged with stealing the property—he said, "That is quite right; there</p>
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<lb/>wards met me at a coffee-house; he gave me £20 in gold; that was all I had."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-43" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SIMMONDS</persName> </hi> (555
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). I arrested the prisoner and found on him this deposit note for £300, and several letters which Mrs. Schaffer has identified.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I was told not to plead guilty, because they have not arrested the man who was with me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> The man who had half the money is named
<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi> Corby. I was led away by him before. I only had £20 of the money. He opened the box.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HILL</hi> (16)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18950107-130-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Unlawfully attempting to steal two postal packets from a letter-box, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950107-130-offence-1 t18950107-name-45"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Placing a noxious substance in a letter-box, with intent to injure it.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. C. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-46" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BLAND</persName> </hi> (179
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On 11th December I was in Isledon Road—a communication was made to me—I went to the letter-box and found a piece of string hanging out—I pulled it up and found a postcard and letters attached to it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I put them back, and hid myself in some shrubs—after some time the prisoner came and pulled up the string, and I went up and arrested him—he said he was trying to see what the piece of string was there for—I found three pieces of soap in his pocket—he said he lodged at a lodging-house, and used the soap there—he gave his address at 30, Wardour Street—his father and mother live there, but he has not been there for some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. About two yards of the string was hanging out—I should not have seen it in walking by, unless my attention had been called to it, because the pillar-box is live yards from the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You did cross the road—I did not ask you whether you were the party who crossed the road—I had been watching the box three-quarters of an hour.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950107-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950107-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-47" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LEWING</persName> </hi>. I am an analyst of Somerset House—this packet was brought to me; it consists of a mixture of two soaps and soft soap, which is a peculiar combination.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950107-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950107-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-48" type="surname" value="BUNBURT"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-48" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES BUNBURT</persName> </hi>. I am employed in the Holloway sorting office—on the night of December 11th I made the collection at the pillar-box at the corner of Isledon Road and Medina Road—there was nothing unusual in the box then.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950107-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950107-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-49" type="surname" value="SWANSBOROUGH"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-49" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SWANSBOROUGH</persName> </hi>. I am a postman at Holloway—on December 11th, at 12.20, I made the midnight collection at this box, and found a lot of sticky stuff in the aperture.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. HILL</hi>. I am the prisoner's mother, and live at Barnsbury—he lodges away, but comes home to supper—on December 11th he came home at 10.45 or 10.50, and stayed at home having his supper till 11.15 or 11.20—I saw nothing more of him till I found him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told Bland that my boy had not been living at home for some time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">G. BLAND</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) It was about 10.45 when the communication</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950107-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950107-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-50" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DRISCOLL</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of 83, Head Street, Islington—on December 11th the prisoner was with me from 7.30 to 10.30 at the Cock at Highbury—he left me at 10.30, and said he was going to his mother's, which is ten minutes' or a quarter of an hour's walk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know the time I parted from him because I came from my mother's at ten o'clock—I went to the Cock and found him there—I was at home a quarter of an hour—I left him at the Cock, went home and came back, and found him there still—I fix the time by the clock opposite—I did not go inside the Cock at all—I was looking for my living outside, waiting for cabs, and the prisoner was looking for his lodging—I went home to supper between 9.30 and ten—we walked towards my lodging in Eton Grove, where I parted from him—that is five or ten minutes' walk from his mother's house, or quarter of an hour—it must have been 10.30 when I parted from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I was walking down Isledon Road, and noticed about two yards of string hanging from the letter-box.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were other charges against them of a similar nature.—
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner admitted writing the post-card, upon which the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of the silk ties, and this is one of the silk handkerchiefs—I am able to identify this pattern—it is a very common pattern; but this is a special pattern, the whole of which I bought from one manufacturer, and which had been in stock since July 20th—the wholesale price of the ties is 8s. 6d. or 9s. 6d.—the total value is about £20—the handkerchiefs are 24s. a dozen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Common goods are sold at very low prices in Petticoat Lane.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-68" type="given" value="RAPHAEL"/>RAPHAEL COSTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Wentworth Street, Spitalfields, and am a job buyer—I buy all kinds of goods—about 6 p.m. on 22nd December, the prisoner came to my place with twenty or twenty-two handkerchiefs, a sample, not the bulk, in a brown paper parcel with some ties, of which these are two—he asked me if they would suit me—I said, "At a price they would"—he asked me twelve shillings a dozen for the handkerchiefs—I offered him ten shillings and he said he would accept it—he asked me eight shillings for the ties; I refused to buy them—he said he had about 200 handkerchiefs—he went away and came back in about half an hour with sixteen dozen assorted silk handkerchiefs—I counted them and paid him £1 as a deposit, as I had no money in the house—he went away for two or three minutes and came back and asked me to give him an I.O.U. for the other £7 and I did so—he came to me the following afternoon, Sun
<lb/>day, and I gave him the other £7 and he gave me this receipt—he sold the ties on the Sunday afternoon to my son, outside my door, in my presence, for 10s. 6d. for three and a half dozen—the handkerchiefs and ties were all sold outside my shop in the public street on that Sunday afternoon, the ties for 4d. a piece and the handkerchiefs for 1s. and 1s. 3d.—the prisoner stood by during the one and three-quarter hours while I was selling them—my son kept one tie and handkerchief for himself—on the following Thursday Hobson called on me and we had a conversation—I produced this tie and handkerchief to him, and mentioned a name to</p>
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<p>him—the ties were all different patterns; I should think there were a dozen or two.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant, City</hi>). On December 24th I received infor
<lb/>mation of Mr. Blythe's warehouse having been broken into, and I went and examined the premises—I found a glass panel of a door on the third floor had been removed sufficiently for a man to get through; the place was strewn about with empty boxes in great confusion—I made inquiries, and on the following Thursday, the 27th, I went and saw Coster and had a conversation with him—he mentioned a name to me and produced to me this tie and handkerchief—next day I went to Royal Mint Square and kept observation—I saw the prisoner going into the square, and I went up to him and said, "Mr. De Roode, I am a police officer; I want to know where you got those handkerchiefs and ties from that you sold last Saturday?"—he said, "I know nothing about hand
<lb/>kerchiefs and ties"—I said, "Those you sold to Mr. Coster last Saturday?"—he said, "I bought those of a man in Oxford Street, close by Tottenham Court Road"—I said, "In a shop or in the street?"—he said, "In the street"—I said, "Do you know the man?"—he said, "I have seen him before, but I don't know who he is, or where he lives"—I said, "How much did you give him for them?"—he said, "£7 10s."—I said, "Did you get a receipt for them?"—he said "No"—I said, "Did you look at them or count them when you bought them?"—he said, "No, I counted them when I got to Mr. Coster's"—I said, "What time was it when you bought them?"—he said, "About four o'clock"—I said, "You will have to come with me to Cloak Lane Station"—he was charged there, and in answer he said, "How can I be charged with two things, breaking and entering, and receiving the goods?"—he was searched, and £2 7s. 8 1/2 d. was found on him, and several articles not relating to the charge—I am sure he said he knew nothing about ties and handkerchiefs till I mentioned Coster's name—it is about a mile from Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Street, to 13, Gutter Lane, I should think; it may be a little more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to your room after our conversation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner was remanded by the Alderman, and brought up on a second occasion—no witnesses were called for the prisoner—I believe I could get through the broken panel if I took off my coat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say how much was paid—I knew the prisoner was charged with this offence on the day after his arrest—I went to the Mansion House on the remand—I was not called as a witness—the prisoner was defended by a solicitor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A witness deposed to the prisoner's good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). Before arresting the prisoner I asked him where he bought the things, and what he paid for them, and he said £7 10s.—I did not ask him where he got the £7 10s. from.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I paid him £5 or £6 or more in silver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, asserted his innocence, and stated that he bought the things from a man he had met.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving the same.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Fisher.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-77" type="given" value="JOHN SAMPSON"/>JOHN SAMPSON PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 106, Leadenhall Street, City—on 13th December I locked up my premises at seven p.m.—next morning I found the door had been forced open with some instrument apparently, and I missed articles of clothing of the value of quite £40—I communicated with the police—when the prisoner was arrested later in the month I was called to the station, and was shown a jacket, waistcoat, and overcoat which Fisher was wearing—I identified those things as my property, and as a portion of the things stolen from my place on December 13th—marks on my door corresponded with a jemmy which I saw—all the clothes stolen were new, with the exception of the overcoat, afterwards found on Fisher—that was practically new—it had been sent back to me to have the buttons shifted.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>, 914). I was in company with Mann about 8.30 a.m. on December 27th—I saw the prisoners in company in Aldgate—Fisher was carrying this black bag, and Lemon a small brown paper parcel—I followed them for some distance—they walked sometimes together, sometimes about five yards apart—at London Wall Leman went into an office—Fisher waited for him, and when he came out they went on again to Basinghall Street—Fisher then entered No. 67—there is a warehouse on the ground floor there, and offices above—afterwards the prisoners went on further, and finally I arrested them in London Wall on a charge of frequenting—Mann was w me the whole time—we took the prisoners to the stati</p>
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<p>where Leman said, in Fisher's presence, "I don't know that man"—Fisher said, "I am a cigarette maker. I was serving my customers"—on Leman was found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> and this skeleton key—Fisher was wearing this jacket and vest and overcoat, which Mr. Phillips afterwards identified—when the prisoner was formally charged at the station Fisher said, "I am a cigarette maker; I was serving my cus
<lb/>tomers"—I had observed him on a previous occasion carrying this bag—in it were some empty cigarette tins and some boxes of cigarettes—on Monday, 24th, I had seen the prisoners together in Camomile Street, about twenty minutes to nine—I and Mann followed them together for about three-quarters of an hour—Fisher gave the address Percy Street, Tottenham Court Road, but no number—Holmes made inquiries.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mann arrested you, and I could not hear exactly what he said to you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw them together for an hour on 27th—on 24th I saw them walking from one street to another and back to the same streets, and loitering in a very suspicious manner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-79" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM MANN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>, 869). On the morning of 27th December I was with Barum, and observed the prisoners in Aldgate High Street; we followed them for about an hour—they were together during that time—I arrested Fisher on Monday, 31st—I was with Barum, and we saw the prisoners together and followed them for about three-quarters of an hour—they were loitering about—I saw no signs of Fisher going about delivering cigarettes at business places.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fisher's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "This overcoat and this coat and vest I bought in Petticoat Lane."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fisher, in his defence, stated that he was going about showing customers samples of cigarettes when he was arrested.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-80" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BARUM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). Fisher said he bought the things in Petticoat Lane; he did not say where.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950107-139-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fisher then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">in the name of Max John Otto Capel. A City detective stated that he knew Fisher as an artful thief, who was wanted in Liverpool for robbery. Sergeant Holmes stated that several burglaries had occurred in the City between</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st November and</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th December, and in each case marks on the door corresponded with the jemmy found on Leman. Two witnesses deposed to Lemon's good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FISHER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LEMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950107-143-offence-1 t18950107-name-90"/>Henry Daniels</persName>, and stealing from his person two purses, a key, and 16s. 6d. his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. G. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-91" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DANIELS</persName> </hi>. About 9.30 p.m. on December 15th I was in Ann Street, and was attacked from behind—someone struck me just at the back of the head, knocked me down and rifled my pockets—my knee was injured; it has been very bad ever since—they felt round me for my watch—I said, "You d—scoundrel, you won't find a watch, for I have not got one"—while I was recovering myself a policeman brought back Carey, and I said, "I believe he is the man that rifled my pockets"—I had turned my head while I was lying on the ground, and a lamp was shining a short distance away and I saw his face—he had no beard or moustache—they took two purses from my left trousers pocket—in one purse was half-a-sovereign in gold and about 6s. 6d. in silver; I believe there was just on £1—in the other purse was a watch-key and some pawn tickets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Carey.</hi> I feel sure you were the man that rifled my pockets, through seeing your side face.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BEARDS</persName> </hi> (220
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). At 9.30 p.m. on December 15th, I saw the prosecutor on the ground and the two prisoners kneeling over him—I knew the prisoners before—I was about fifteen yards off them—I was in uniform—I went towards them—they ran away—I gave chase—I lost sight of Roach in Commercial Road—I did not lose sight of Carey—P.C. 144 then took up the chase and caught Carey in Dorset Street—I had kept him in view from the time I saw him leaning over the prosecutor, rifling his pockets, till he was captured—he was taken to the station and charged—he made no reply—I searched Dorset Street and found near to where Carey was caught, this purse, which the prosecutor has identified—about 1.15 a.m. on the 16th, I saw Roach and identified him, and charged him—he said in reply, "I will make it warm for you if I can find out who has done this"—I had seen the two prisoners together three or four times previously during the day—I have not the least doubt about both men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-93" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER RICKERY</persName> </hi> (141
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On December 15th, at 9.30, I was going on duty and heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and saw Carey chased by three constables into Dorset Street, where I took him and took him back to Ann Street, where I saw the prosecutor—he said, "That is the man who robbed me"—he was charged at the station and made no reply—we searched the neighbourhood where I took him, and found this puree with half-a-sovereign, half-a-crown, and two shillings in it—on December 16th, about 12.30, I went to a common lodging-house and found Roach—I said, "You resemble a person who is wanted for robbing a man; I shall</p>
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<p>take you to the station"—he said, "All right, constable, I will go"—about 1.15 Daniels came to the station and said, "That is the other man"—he did not deny it, but when charged he said to Daniels, "All right, I will make it warm for you."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. DANIELS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is one of the purses I lost—I have not recovered the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Roach's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I was not with Carey all day."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Careys defence.</hi> I was running after a man, and the constable caught hold of me, and the prosecutor said he believed I was one of the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Roach's defence.</hi> I was coming from a public-home at 11.45, and met a constable. He tried to stop me, and said, "I will have you before long." I had not been in half an hour when he came down and charged me with being with Carey. I said, "Very well, I will go"; but I was not with Carey all day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions at the Thames Police-court, Carey on May</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894,
<hi rend="italic">and Roach on August</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.
<hi rend="italic">Carey was stated to be captain of a gang, called the Forty Thieves, and Roach one of the gang.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROACH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-96" type="given" value="JOHN MICHAEL"/>JOHN MICHAEL DESMOND</persName> </hi>. I live at Wood Grange House, Forest Gate—on December 17th, between eleven and 11.30 p.m., I was with Mr. Leach and Mr. Clark—I had a silver watch and a gold chain—I looked at it just before going into an urinal—the prisoner came by, and a little girl with him, and some one said, "You ought not to bring a child into this place so late at night"—the prisoner made some remark which I did not catch, and left, and immediately came back alone, came straight up to me, struck me on my face with his fist and knocked me down—I got up and hit at him with my umbrella—he ran away and I immediately missed my watch and chain—Potter brought him back and I at once identified him—the constable said, "Is that him?"—I said "Yes," and he knocked the constable down—four constables came up and held him, and he tripped up another—he was taken to the station—my watch and chain were worth about £3—I have not got them back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. The urinal is like a door in the wall—there is barely room for one—I have heard that the prisoner was found in a house in that very court—my three friends were making use of the urinal at the same time—I did not hear the prisoner call out "Mind the child"—she was ten or twelve years old—I did not hear one of my friends tell him to go and mind his own business—I had been in the public-house adjoining—the landlord is a friend of mine and I have lived there—I was there three hours—I believe there was a fourth man, but I only saw three—Clark and Leach and I had been together several hours on business chiefly, but we took refreshments—I did not hear anyone tell him to go and mind his own business—I most emphatically swear that I did not hit him with my umbrella—my friends and I did not get round him—we had not got sticks—two women did not come out and pull him away from me—I did not notice that his eye was bleeding—I did not hit</p>
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<p>him with my umbrella, or aim a blow at him when the police had got him by his collar, but I did after he knocked the constable down—when he was down I hit him with my umbrella—I did not see the constable throw him on his face and hands—I saw him kick the constable—until he came back from taking the child home, there was nobody else with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am very sharp of hearing, and if anyone had said "Look out" I should have heard it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-97" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT POTTER</persName> </hi> (128
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>) On December 17th, about 11.45, I was on duty in Drury Lane, and heard a whistle—I ran across the corner of Nag's Head Court, and saw Desmond and another gentleman who com
<lb/>plained of being assaulted and robbed—in consequence of information I went to a house in Nag's Head Court—the door was open, and I saw the prisoner coming downstairs—I said, "Are you Kirley?"—he said, "Yes "—I said, "You must come down to the door"—he came down and caught sight of Desmond, and immediately struck me with his fist on my chest and knocked me down—he said something about killing me if I did not leave go—he was sober—I first caught hold of him in the passage, but it was so narrow I had to leave go of him—he struck me and we fell together; he got up first and kicked me behind my ear and over my body—I got up and struggled with the prisoner about eight minutes before assistance came—he is very strong; it took five men to take him to the station—I charged him at the station with assaulting me, and Desmond charged him with highway robbery—he pointed at me and said, "I admit assaulting him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I noticed inside the house that his left eye was swollen and blood was running down—he had not had time to bathe it—he had no coat on—his shirt looked as if he had been through a struggle—if he had been set upon by three men and knocked down his appearance was consistent with that—a woman told me that the man had gone into that house, and told me his name—when he came out of the house I did not notice that the prosecutor raised his umbrella or that he had an umbrella—I pushed myself in between the prosecutor and the prisoner—the prosecutor and his two friends were excited—I said to the prisoner, "The gentleman charges you"—I was going to say, "with robbing him," but could not get the words out before I was struck—as we came out of the court they were trying to hit one another—I pushed the prisoner away and that increased his excitement—the prisoner made no remark about the robbery, but said, "I admit assaulting him"—Daly was present when the charge was made—he was in as good a position to hear what was said as I was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-98" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER LEACH</persName> </hi>. I live at 19, Lewisham Road, Highgate—on the evening of December 17th I was with Desmond at a urinal; we could not get in because it was so small—the prisoner came up with a little girl, and the landlord of the White Horse and Clark said "You might have kept that child back for a few minutes "—the prisoner said "I will soon do for you"—he is a perfect fiend, and hit Desmond down—I was going to assist him to get up, and when he got up he said he had lost his watch and chain—a constable came up and the prisoner rin away very quickly into his house—E 128 came up first and went to the house and met the prisoner coming downstairs, who brought the constable out and knocked</p>
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<p>him over like a ninepin—another constable came and he knocked him over—it took five constables to get him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the constable had hold of the prisoner he tried to hit Desmond, because he was in such a temper—it would not be correct to say that Desmond tried to get at the prisoner, and that the police kept him off—all three of us were using the court as a urinal—I did not hear the prisoner call out, "Mind, mind the little girl," but he said "I will come and do for you"—that was when the little girl was with him—he was not struck over his eye by Desmond, with an umbrella—his eye was cut—he tried to protect himself with the umbrella—no violence was used by anybody till the prisoner came back without the girl—Desmond was on the ground—no woman came out before the prisoner ran away, not till the policeman arrived—two women came up before the prisoner ran away—he was not in a struggle with me and my two friends, nor was he got away by two women—I did not present the appearance of having been in a struggle—I met Mr. Desmond at the White Horse, at 11.30 or 11.45.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The women did not come up till after two or three policemen came—they were not there when the prisoner was on the ground struggling with the policeman—he got up before the women came up—I saw his watch—I was afraid of being late—just as we were going to the urinal he took out his watch and said "Half-past eleven."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-99" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DALBY</persName> </hi> (67
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). On December 17th, I went to Nag's Head Court and saw the prisoner struggling with a constable, he knocked another constable down and kicked him, and he knocked me down several times—we were fifteen minutes getting him out of the court—he was struggling all the time—it took five constables to take him to the station—nothing was found on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-104" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS BOTTRILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On December 4th, about mid
<lb/>night, I was with Sergeant Parsons—the prisoner and another man came and stood at the corner of Euston Square—the prisoner left the other man, and went into the square—we had concealed ourselves—he loitered in front of Nos. 21 and 39—a man and woman were on the opposite side of the road, and the prisoner stepped into the road, and when they had gone he returned and went up the steps of 31, and put something in the lock, and I could see the action of turning—I rushed across, put my foot in the doorway, and he dragged me in with him—I said, "What are you doing here?"—he said, "I have come here to see a friend"—I said, "You have got a key?"—he said, "I have got no key," but when two constables came he said, "I have got two keys; this belongs to my door"—I said to the landlady, "Has this man any right here?"—she said, "No"—I said, "Will you charge him?"—she said, "Yes"—he sang songs on the way to the station—when he was charged he said it</p>
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<p>was all a mistake, and afterwards he said "I have been drinking in the market"—these are the keys; one is a skeleton and the other a door key—he gave his correct address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-105" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PARSONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On December 4th I was with Bottrill about 12 p.m., and saw the prisoner and another man—I followed him to Euston Square, got over the railings and secreted myself—I saw the prisoner go up to No. 31 and open the door—Sergeant Bottrill went across and a struggle ensued—I jumped over the rails and assisted him—I searched the prisoner and found one key, and the constable found another—he struggled.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-106" type="given" value="NELLY HOOPER"/>NELLY HOOPER PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am landlady of No. 31, Euston Square—I heard a noise, and came up and saw the prisoner there—he has never lived in the house; he is a stranger to me—I let lodgings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had a Mrs. Ward in my house three or four months ago—she only occupied one bedroom—I think she was a cutter at a dress
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I had been drinking all the afternoon and I went there to see this young woman—these two latchkeys open my door—they are very common.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-109" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WADDINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am a butter merchant, of White Post Lane, Hackney Wick—on December 29th, about eleven am., I sent Skinner, a carman, out with an empty pair-horse van, value altogether about £70—I found it at the station at night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-110" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SKINNER</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Mr. Waddington—on December 29th I was sent out with his van to collect goods—I went into the Portland Arms about 7.15, leaving the van outside—I came out in about four minutes and the van was gone—I was taken to Snow Hill Station to report, and from there to Shadwell, where I saw the van and horses, and what I had collected, and identified them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BATEMAN</persName> </hi> (38
<hi rend="italic">HR</hi>). On December 29th, about eight o'clock, I was on duty in Dean Street, St. George's-in-the-East, and saw the prisoner driving a van he—pulled up at 36, Dean Street and? knocked at the door but could get no answer—that is about two miles from Smithfield—he then went to the Perseverance beer-house, stopped there some time, came out, mounted the van, and drove to another marine store dealer's shop, which was closed—he then got off the van patted the horses and went on to another marine store dealer's—he spoke to a man and went into the Volunteer beer-house, and came out and drove to the bottom of Shaw Street, where he got down and spoke to three men—I caught hold of him and said, "Are you the carman?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "do you drive for anybody named Waddington?—he said, No; I am only having a look round"—the horses were sent to Shadwell fetation, and we telegraphed to Mr. Waddington, who came, and the prisoner was charged—he</p>
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<p>said. "I only handled the b things a minute. I whish I had never seen the b—things at all."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were sober—I took you at 9.20, but I had had you under observation ever since eight o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He said nothing to me about having the van given into his charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-112" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK GOCHER</persName> </hi> (71
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I took the prisoner from Bateman—he said, "It is through having a drop of beer, I was so dry"—he was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say that two men gave it to you to drive round—you were not asleep—you were lying on a form.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> Two men came along with the van, one driving it and another on the pavement. He said, "Do you mind holding my horses?" I said, "No." They gave me a pint of ale, and said if I would drive it over to the yard they would give me a job. I could not find them, and I went to the marine store shop and looked in there.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Newington, on November</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-147-18950107 t18950107-147-punishment-27"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour, and to complete his unexpired term of Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs>. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">awarded</hi> £1
<hi rend="italic">to the witness Bateman.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950107-148-offence-1 t18950107-name-114"/>George Wordley</persName>, and stealing a chain.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAURICE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-115" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WYATT</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at Stepney—on the after
<lb/>noon of 29th October, about a quarter past four, I was in Whitechapel, and saw the prisoner with three or four others run across the road—as they ran past me the prisoner said to one of the others, "It's all right now," and they made to go to the station—I saw an old gentleman going into the urinal; the prisoner and another one pushed in behind him—one got behind him while the prisoner held him and snatched his chain with one hand, and with the other struck him on the back of the head, and ran off—I have seen him since four or five times—one of those that were with him is now doing five months for another case—I have known the prisoner some years—I have been in prison myself, and had six months for larceny—I have not done any work for the last ten weeks; before that I was a lamplighter in a gas factory—I first gave information to the police in this case when I went to the station with the prosecutor, and gave a description of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I have seen you five or six times—on one occasion I saw you when I was with a policeman; I was telling him you were wanted, and you saw me and made off—I was a witness against one of your
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi>, who was charged with highway robbery with violence, and he was convicted and had nine months; that was in 1893—I have been threatened by your mob to put a knife into me, and on this occasion I thought they wore coming after me—when you went after the prosecutor I saw you knock him down with one hand and snatch the chain with the other.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>) On the evening of December 10th, about nine to half past, I saw the prisoner running—I followed him—he turned round under a street-lamp, and I saw that he answered the description of a man that was wanted for a robbery—he went down Sidney Street and went into a beerhouse—I went to the door and saw a number of man but did not see him—I afterwards found him in the tap-room crouched down behind six men—I told him to stand up, and said I should take him on suspicion of answering the description of one of the men robbing the prosecutor—he made no reply—I took him to the station—the prosecutor came there next day—the prisoner was placed among eight men of the same class, and the prosecutor walked straight across to the prisoner, touched him on the shoulder, and said, "That is the man."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-117" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WORDLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at East Greenwich—on October 29th, about a quarter post four in the afternoon. I was in St. Mary's Station, White
<lb/>chapel, and as I went into the urinal there, four men shoved in in front of me—the prisoner was one—as soon as I got inside they shut the door and kept me in and three of the men came on me—one of them seized on my spade guinea and chain and took it away—one of them kicked me and twisted my leg in some way—I could not identify which man that was—the prisoner was the one that took my chain—he ran away, I started after him, but he was too quick for me—I sang out, "Stop him"—someone hit me and knocked me down again—I was picked up by someone, and the policeman was by me—the witness Wyatt went to the station with me—I have been at the hospital ever since—on 11th of November I was telegraphed to go to the station—I saw the prisoner there with eight or nine more—the inspector asked me to have a look and see if I could find anyone there I knew, and I picked the prisoner out at once—I had given a description of the man who assaulted me, as near as I could; it was a very short time—the urinal was a largeish one, about a dozen could go in—there was no light there, only windows opening at the top—I could see very well—I described the prisoner to the police as well as I could—I have not the least doubt about him—I also identified another one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know how you were dressed—I know your face—I knew you again directly I saw you—you were trying to gel my watch, but you did not succeed—I was trying to defend myself—you were among the others who assaulted me—I was tripped up inside as well as outside—I should know one of the others if I saw him, which, perhaps, I shall some day—I had a good opportunity of seeing your face—you were right in front of me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> As I was taken into the station, Wyatt saw me, and he swore at me, and said he was going to get some money. He told two men he was going to get half-a-sovereign, and they told me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-148-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant New, of the J Division, proved three other con
<lb/>victions against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-148-18950107 t18950107-148-punishment-29"/>Fifteen Lashes with the Cat.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18950107-149-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>unlawfully obtaining various sums of money by false pretences;</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950107-149-offence-2 t18950107-name-119"/>Messrs Lewis Berger and Sons, Limited</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLADE BUTLER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-121" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK SIMONS</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet-maker, of 1, Booth Street Buildings, Spitalfields—on Saturday, December 22nd, about twenty minutes to six, I was in Fornier Street, outside the door of the Wesleyan Chapel—I saw an old man coming down the street—the prisoner and three other men knocked him down; the prisoner caught hold of his mouth so that he should not scream, and one was holding his leg and arm; all of a sudden they ran—the prisoner looked back and I looked at his face—they ran as far as the Seven Stars public-house—one of them said, "Let us come in here," and they ran in, the prisoner went in last—I ran back for a policeman, and as I came back Hill, the policeman, spoke to me, and he went and opened the door of the public-house, and the prisoner and another man came out, and the constable took him back—a man and woman picked the old man up—he did not speak to me, nor I to him, I only looked in his face—I had never seen the prisoner before, he was quite a stranger to me—I had no quarrel with him; I don't know him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The old man said nothing to me—he said to the man and woman that he had lost a watch—he did not tell me so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I am unable to run—I have been in the hospital ever since I have been here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You could not go very fast, you were trotting along—the other three men were in front, you were a little behind.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-122" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HILL</persName> </hi> (86
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On Saturday evening, December 23rd, the last witness spoke to me, and I went to the Seven Stars in Brick Lane—I did not open the door, I could see in from the outside—I looked in and saw four men standing at the bar—the prisoner came out with another man—addressing me, the prisoner said, "Hallo, governor! Going to have a drink?"—I said, "Yes," to detain him—I followed him in, and then told him I should take him into custody for robbing a man in Fornier Street—he said, "I know nothing about it"—he had his hand in his pocket—he would not allow me to search his pocket—he said, "Take me into the tap-room"—I did so, and searched him, but found nothing—there were three other men near him, standing close by—I had sent for another constable, but he had not arrived—the prisoner kept his hand in his pocket till I took it out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I came inside you said, "You are taking me for what I know nothing about"—I said, "I want to search your right
<lb/>hand pocket"—when I took you to the station, I kept you there while I wired to all the stations round, to know if anyone had reported the loss, before I booked the charge—I wanted to get the man who had been assaulted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I told the prisoner I should search him, and he said, "Take me to the tap-room"—it did not take more than two minutes—he struggled and tried to get away—I called to the potman to assist me, and then he left off struggling—I think it would have hardly been possible for him to have passed a watch to the other three men; but he might have slipped it down the leg of his trousers—I could not say that he did—when I came out of the tap-room the other men disappeared.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-123" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am hall-porter at 102, Oldfield Road, Stoke Newing
<lb/>ton—on Saturday evening, December 22nd, I was in Fornier Street—I saw four or five men on the footpath scuffling; they fell into the road, and four of them ran away into Brick Lane, in the direction of the Seven Stars; one remained, lying in the road—I went up to him and helped him up—he made a complaint to me—his pockets were turned inside out—he seemed very weak and lame; he was an oldish man, about fifty—he hobbled away into Brick Lane—he might have been drinking, I thought so by his appearance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know why I was not at Worship Street at first—I went there the first week, but I was not called—I am no relation to the boy (Simmonds)—I was in Fornier Street, by the chapel door, when this happened—I could not swear to you, it was someone like you, according to your cap—I did not see your face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, before the Magistrate, said</hi>: "I have been laid up four months, and can't run."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-124" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TOWNLEY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant-deputy at a lodging-house—all I know of this is, on the 22nd of last month the prisoner was in the Seven Stars, just between a quarter to five till a quarter to six, when P.C. 86 came in and began searching him, and took him away—I tell the time by the public-house clock; I had occasion to notice it because I had not done work till four; I always notice the time I have done work, and I went and fetched my brother to have a drink—there were four there besides the prisoner—when the policeman came in there were five; my workmate, James Wyatt, was the fifth—four men did not come in shortly before the prisoner came in, no men at all; Wyatt was the only man that came in during the hour—the detective told me to come here—I was not told to go before the Magistrate—I gave evidence at the station and they told me that was sufficient—I did not go to the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not in the tap-room the whole of the time—I was not playing billiards—I am not in the habit of gambling—I was in the same compartment as the prisoner—I only had time to go to the urinal when the police were searching him—the policeman could not have seen him come out of the bar—he came out of the tap-room—there were not four men in the tap-room, only two, and two in the bar besides the prisoner and another man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I am quite innocent, I am unable to do such a thing.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950107-151-offence-1 t18950107-name-128"/>Prudential Assurance Company</persName> a cheque for £9 10
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-129" type="given" value="ROBERT MAXWELL"/>ROBERT MAXWELL HOLLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a bookseller—I live at 155, Bridge Road, Battersea, and trade in Newgate Street—I had a son, William Godfrey Holland, who went to America about two and a half years ago—since ho went I and my family were in communication with him by letter, scarcely a week or ten days passed without our hearing—I had no intimation that he was married or living with a woman; we knew he had a sweetheart in Battersea, who expected him home—in September he died—about 16th September we received a letter from America, and after that a telegram from Liverpool, and my sons went to Euston Station to meet someone, and came back with the prisoner, who told us she was my son's widow—I expressed surprise—she said, "If you have any doubt as to my being your son's widow I will leave your house at once"—she said he had courted her in Sheffield, and when she got to America everything was prepared for her, and she walked into a room where a clergyman and witnesses were, and the marriage took place—she said she had been a single woman before that marriage—she and my wife sat up and talked together, and hardly went to bed that night—in consequence of what she said I allowed her to stop at my house, and supplied her with food free of charge—my son's life had been assured—this is the policy; I gave it to the prisoner, relying on the statement that she was my son's widow—the whole of the time she was at our house she was greatly dissatisfied—she said my son had made out that we were very much better off than we were, that she had greater expectations, and that she was given to under
<lb/>stand I was a magistrate and lived in a large house—the Prudential office after making inquiries gave her a cheque for £9 10s.—she asked me next day to cash it for her, and I did so and paid a small bill for her and gave her the balance of between £7 and £8—towards the end of Novem
<lb/>ber she left my house—after that, on 21st November, I gave her £1, still believing she was my son's widow—on 10th December I went to Sheffield—Mrs. Brooks, the prisoner's sister, had stayed at our house from October 8th to 10th, a week after the prisoner came—I came back from Sheffield on December 11th, and the same night I went with two of my sons and told the prisoner I had been to Sheffield and found out who she was, and she said, "I could have told you all that, and saved you the trouble. A pretty thing you have done, going to Sheffield," and she was very much put about by my going—I said I had seen her husband, and found out she was married to Charles Hobson—she admitted it—afterwards, in talking to me in her apartments, she said, "A pretty lot you have done for me"—she said she quite expected the policy was for £1,000—I afterwards got a summons from her for the return of two sheets, which she had asked my wife to send to the wash, and which had not come home, and some pictures which she had given to my sons—she had been to ask my wife for the sheets—she could have had them when they came home—after receiving the summons I consulted Mr. Bell, my-solicitor—T went to the Police-court and swore an information, and got a warrant against her—I was present when her summons came on for</p>
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<p>hearing—I heard her give her name as Annie Hobson—she said she had a husband, Charles Hobson, at Sheffield, I think—I do not remember her saying anything about my son.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Before my son went to America he lived at Sheffield for some time, and I know now that he there lodged with the prisoner and her husband—some short time after my son went to America the prisoner left for America—this is a photograph of myself as a sergeant in the East Surrey Volunteers; it was taken some four or five years ago—it must have been sent to my son, I did not know it was—this is a portrait of my late son—this certificate of death from the authorities of New York was shown to me by the prisoner—I have not before seen this receipt for the purchase of a plot for a grave in the Brooklyn cemetery—I fancy I have seen one of these undertaker's receipts for the burial of Mr. Holland, but not this other—the prisoner told me that she had buried my son, and erected a monument over him; I don't know the expense of it, but she said she had paid it from the money she received from Macey's, his employers—I never heard that she was employed as a saleswoman at the same establishment as my son, who was a second-class accountant—this is the certificate of baptism of a little girl; the writing on it more resembles that of a son at home than that of my late son—I cannot say if it resembles my late son's writing—we have doubts whether the prisoner lived with my son in America—she made up her case by means of those documents; we should not have received her in our house but for them—we don't believe she lived with my son as his wife in America; we believe he had apart
<lb/>ments in her house, and that she was the housekeeper—I have no doubt she was living in the same house with him—I have a doubt as to whether the child is my son's natural child—we have no evidence about it one way or the other—when the prisoner arrived at our house, my wife sat up nearly all night talking to her—she appeared to know everything about my son—Mrs. Brooks, her sister, came on the Monday week after the prisoner came—I was not then told the exact circumstances under which the prisoner came to live with my son—I did not know that she was married, and had a husband named Hobson, at Sheffield—I did not say that although my son ought not to have done it, yet, as she had been a good wife to him, I would look over the fact that she was not married to him, and would forgive her, and that if Mr. Hobson did not know of her arrival in this country, it would be as well not to let him know, and that I would get her rooms—Mrs. Brooks came; she was astonished—she described how my son went to her shop for refreshments, and became engaged to her sister, the prisoner, who was in her employment, and said that their mother was so broken-hearted when she went to America that she offered her £50 not to go—the sister is here—I never heard of Hobson till I went to Sheffield—I thought the prisoner could earn her own living very easily as a book canvasser, and so I did not give her more money—I told Mrs. Brooks she could earn 30s. a week for three or four hours' work a day—Mrs. Brooks said she would give her 5s. a week till she got straight, and that was sent—the Prudential officers called and filled up the papers while Mrs. Brooks was there—I don't know that my son knew he was insured for certain—Mrs. Holland always kept it paid—when</p>
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<p>the Prudential officers came the prisoner did not say she had not paid the premiums, and did not want the insurance money, and that I could have it, and that if she signed a receipt it would be on my behalf—I did not reply that the prisoner would receive it indirectly—I knew we had to do something for her, and it did not matter whether she had the money, or had something for it—I endorsed the cheque from the Pruden
<lb/>tial, which was payable to a number—I paid her the £9 10s., except for the amount of a small account of hers which I paid—things went on not very rosily, and in consequence I went to Sheffield on 10th December—I saw Mr. Hobson there—my son gave me the name of Hobson, which he said he had found in an old pocket-book, as the name where my late son lodged at Sheffield—after finding Hobson, and coming back, the prisoner admitted that Hobson was her husband, but stuck to it that everything was right, and that she was an honourable woman in America; she told us a pitiable story about Sheffield, that she would do seven years rather than go back to Sheffield, as her husband had treated her very badly, and that she had had four or five miscarriages through his ill-treatment—then she gained our sympathy—then she made arrange
<lb/>ments to go to America, and she said, "I will go by Monday's boat, if you will only give me my fare and £1 or £2 for when I get there, and you can have everything that is here"—I got a ticket for her by the
<hi rend="italic">Majestic</hi>—Arding and Hobbs offered £14 for the furniture—I don't know that she was anxious to take it—I would not part with the ticket or anything until she was off, that was the trouble—it was not likely that I should give her the £5 note till she was in the railway carriage—there was no difficulty about her accepting the ticket for her passage on board the
<hi rend="italic">Majestic</hi>—I said I would not give her the ticket or anything until she was clear of the place and out of it—she did not say she would rather have the £14 10s. from Arding and Hobbs instead of my having the furniture and giving her the ticket and £5—nothing was said about what I was to give her besides the ticket, we could not trust her—she did not then ask for her pictures and things back—I had nothing of hers in my possession—the Magistrate made an order upon her summons—I have given up the pictures and sheets to her, but the pictures were not hers—she gave them to my sons when she arrived—she was to have gone by the
<hi rend="italic">Majestic</hi> before I was summoned—she brought back my son's watch from America, and gave it to one of my other sons—it was not very valuable—before I received the summons I had been to the Police-station and had a detective in my house—when I came back from Sheffield I was under the impression that I could give her into custody at once, and I was told I could not—I received the summons about ten days after coming back from Sheffield—I did not intend to take proceedings if I had not received that sum
<lb/>mons, because I did not wish to run into a lot of costs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Before I went to Sheffield Mrs. Brooks had expressed her surprise that I did know my son had married the prisoner—she said nothing about her being married to Hobson, she said her name was Cornthwaite—I never heard her name was Hobson till I went to Shef
<lb/>field, or that she had been married before she went to America—she never said she did not want the insurance money—she never suggested to me before I came back from Sheffield that she had not been properly married to my son—some of the furniture was given by my son, and</p>
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<p>some by Mrs. Holland, and some by her brother, and some the prisoner bought herself—it was at 33, Boland Street, where she had apartments, near my house—it was not left in my possession—the summons against me was for a pair of sheets, some water-colour pictures, a gold watch and chain, and some receipts—the watch she had given to my son to get repaired; she had it when it came back from the jewellers—the sheets were at the wash—the pictures she had given to my sons, and she had not asked for them back till I got the summons—she has had the things back now—I bought the ticket for America; my son found the money, something over £7; I took it on the condition that the money should be refunded if the ticket were not used—I did not see the prisoner after that conversation about the ticket till I saw her at the Police court—on the Sunday after I came back from Sheffield I had a long conversa
<lb/>tion with the detective, and afterwards he came to my house to make inquiries—all that was before I had been to my solicitor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-130" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am an agent of the Prudential Assurance Company—the prisoner presented this insurance policy to, me and I handed her this cheque believing her to be the widow of the deceased; if I had not so believed I should not have given her the cheque—she was dressed in mourning—she signed this receipt in my presence, "Annie Holland."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was done at Mr. Holland's, where I went with Mr. Goodman—I did not see Mrs. Brooks there—Mr. and Mrs. Holland, one son, and the prisoner were there—I saw no one else.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-131" type="given" value="DAVIS"/>DAVIS WALLER</persName> </hi> (400
<hi rend="italic">V</hi>). I was entrusted with a warrant for the prisoner's arrest—on December 28th, I was present when she gave evidence as complainant on the summons against the prosecutor—she said, "I am the wife of Henry Holland."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The warrant is dated December 28th, the day on which the summons was returnable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">R. M. HOLLAND</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). That is the man I saw at Sheffield. (
<hi rend="italic">Pointing to a man who was called into Court</hi>)—I know him by the name of Charles Hobson.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-151-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18950107-151-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>There were two other indictments founded upon the same facts against the prisoner</rs>, upon which Mr. Leycester offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-152-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>also to making a false declaration to obtain a marriage license.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-152-18950107 t18950107-152-punishment-32"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Martin.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-138" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Mr. Watson, a money lender, of Richmond Road, Bayswater—Boggis had applied to me for £7—I wrote, and on November 7th she came with Martin—I drew up a</p>
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<p>promissory note for £10—they both signed it in the name of Bloomfield and I gave them £7—that was a second loan—Boggis picked the money up—they gave their address 104, Gravel Road, Waterloo Bridge Road—the money was to be repaid at 7s. a week—only one payment was made—when I called at her house in August about the first loan, she said that Martin was her husband—I called in November to see Mr. Bloomfield, but nobody was there—I saw the next-door neighbour. (
<hi rend="italic">The note stated that if one weekly payment was overdue the whole would be forfeited. Signed</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">"HARRY BLOOMFIELD</hi> ")—she actually only got £2 8s., because she had to repay the old loan.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-139" type="given" value="ALBERT JOHN"/>ALBERT JOHN BLOOMFIELD</persName> </hi>. I live at 114A, Broughton Road, and know Martin by going to his shop—I know nothing about this promissory note—I am not prepared to say that there is no Harry Bloomfield in London.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi>). I took Martin at Fulham, and told him it was for forging Mr. Bloomfield's name—he said, "Yes, I did it, but with a good intent."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective S</hi>). On December 13th I took Boggis—she said, "I have been expecting this. Martin had none of the money only a few shillings, which I gave him; you would not have found me here if I had known you were after me; I did not mean to defraud; I meant to pay the money back."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-154-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> forging and uttering a promissory note for £10, with intent to defraud, upon which no evidence was offered.</rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950107-155-offence-1 t18950107-name-145"/>John Ryland</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RYLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of 39, Burdett Street, Bromley-by-Bow—on December 5th I went to bed about ten o'clock, and my wife shut up about eleven o'clock—I was awoke in the night by glass breaking—I went down and found a lamp knocked down and broken, the window open, and the prisoner kneeling at the chiffonier drawers—I asked where he came from; he said from Leeds in Yorkshire, and he thought it was an empty house and came in for shelter—I struck him with a broom handle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-147" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HARTNELL</persName> </hi> (683
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I was called to this house about 1.30, and found the prisoner detained—the window was open—he said, "I have made a mistake; I thought it was an empty house"—his head was cut, and he was attended by the divisional surgeon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I got in, they hit me about my head."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners defence.</hi> I never intended to do anything of the kind. I did not know it was a dwelling-house at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-155-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-155-18950107 t18950107-155-punishment-33"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950107-156-offence-1 t18950107-name-150"/>John Russell James</persName> of £200 by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Richards; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERRINGTON</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-151" type="given" value="GEORGE RUSSELL"/>GEORGE RUSSELL JAMES</persName> </hi>. I live at Forest Gate—I am a master mariner—I have held a certificate for thirteen years, and have had the command of vessels in various trades—in June 6th last year I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Shipping Gazette</hi>—this is a copy of it—"Master wanted for new boat, 3,600 tons. Ready Must invest.—Address, with copies; of testimonials, 466,
<hi rend="italic">Shipping Gazette and Lloyd's</hi> Offices, 54, Gracechurch Street."—I replied to that address, and then received this letter of June 8th. I believe in Richards' handwriting, from what I have seen of it—"26, Bedford Row. Please call about two to-morrow afternoon, then we can discuss terms.
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. M. RICHARDS</hi>."—I called at that address on Saturday, 9th June, and saw Richards—he said, "About this a boat, what can you do?"—I asked him what vessels he owned—he said lie owned none at present, but that he had owned several sailing ships and one steamer; that he had sold the sailing ships, and the steamer was lost, and that he now intended to build four larger steamers, and that he wanted a master for the first one, which was being built in West Hartlepool by Messrs. Furness, Withey and Co.—he then asked me if I would take shares in the first boat, or in the company, the Park Steamship Company, Limited—he had told me this before, when I went there—he said, "This is the Park Steamship Company," and he showed me a plan of a steamer—he represented himself as manager of the company, and that was his reason for writing to me as manager—when he showed me the plan he said the vessel was to carry about 3,800 tons—that corresponded with the advertisement—he said the company was formed, and that they had in England £15,000 in hand, and a further £1,500 in shares subject to twenty-one days' call; that they had the whole of the money to pay for the first boat and some money for working expenses—he said that he and Errington were getting up this company: he was the manager and Errington was trustee for the debenture-holders—he asked me how much money I could put into the affair—I declined to take shares; but he tried to persuade me to hand over £200 as to allotment of shares, which would have been about 7s. 6d. in the £ they were £1 shares—I made a calculation in my own mind, and I declined to take shares—he said if I did not take shares I must hand him a deposit as security for the ship and as master—he showed me this prospectus of the company—I read it at his private house—I just glanced over it; but when he saw me reading it he began talking about other things, and I really did not read it. (
<hi rend="italic">The prospectus was put in and read</hi>)—I referred them to my late employers, and agreed that if my references were satisfactory I would deposit £200 as security under an agreement—in reply to a telegram I called on him again on Monday, 11th June—he said he had seen my references, and they were so far satisfactory that he was willing to accept me as master of his vessel, and he arranged for me to meet him at 25, Bedford Row, and be introduced me to Errington on the next day—in speaking to him in the first place, I asked him if the company was formed and registered, and he said "Yes," and that they had the money—he mentioned the name of the firm as Anann Ward and</p>
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<p>Errington, but I was to see Mr. Errington—on the next day, 12th June, I went to 25, Bedford Row, and met, the prisoners—Richards introduced me to Errington in that name—Errington made the same statement that Richards had done, as to the capital they had in hand, and the capital to be called up—Errington said he was trustee for the debenture-holders, that they had the money, and that they intended to build the four boats, and they wanted a good man, and were perfectly satisfied with me, and wanted me to go down the next day to West Hartlepool to superintend the completion of the ship—Errington said they had £15,000 in hand, and a further £15,000, subject to twenty-one days' call, in shares, and that they had more than sufficient to pay for the first boat and to leave them a working capital; that after the first boat was away they would go on with the others—the boat was to be ready at the end of July—on that day at that office I paid over this cheque for £200 under an agreement, of which this is the counterpart, and which I signed—my cheque was payable to "E. Middleton Richards, manager, Park Steamship Company"—it is endorsed "E. Middleton Richards," and "E. Middleton Richards and Co." in the same writing—I got this counterpart of the agreement stamped—it was brought to me a few minutes after I arrived—this is the receipt for my cheque. (
<hi rend="italic">This receipt was signed "E. Middleton Richards and Co., Park Steamship Company." The agreement was read. By it Captain James was to be captain of the first steamer delivered to the company's order, at a salary of £18 a month, and an annual bonus if the ship was kept clear of casualty, the salary to commence from the date of completion and qualification; he to deposit £200 at 5 per cent, interest; the deposit to be returned to him if he left the company's service</hi>)—At the time I parted with that cheque I believed what had been told me about the company and its capital—next day, 13th June, I went with Richards to Hartlepool—he took me to Furness, Withey and Co.'s building yard, where someone from the yard pointed out a steamer and said, "This is the steamer, No. 208"—that ship was subsequently called the
<hi rend="italic">Windsor Park</hi>, but the name was never cut into the vessel—I superintended the vessel for some time, not to the finish I corresponded with Richards from time to time about the work that was being done, and suggested alterations and soon—I was in Hartlepool altogether two and a half months, but on 3rd August I got a letter from Furness, Withey and Co. ordering me out of the yard—upon that I wired to Richards—I got some letters from him, and some time afterwards he came down with regard to another steamer that they were going to pay cash for—he said he had not got the first vessel on account of the deposit not being paid, but that it would be paid in full when it was completed—I knew that the engines were not ready at the time—I don't think Richards said anything about that—on 31st July I wrote this letter to him. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that they were well on with the engines</hi>)—on 4th August I received this letter from him. (
<hi rend="italic">This acknowledged the witness's letter, and stated that he had written to Errington asking him what to do in the matter</hi>)—when he came down he said that they could not divide the money; that they had the money, but they must pay it all in a lump, for some reason or other, for which Errington was not responsible, but they</p>
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<p>were quite prepared to buy a ready boat—that the builder's number was 203; it was called the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi>; that she was launched and engined, and was practically ready for use; that she could be got ready in two or three days—that she was to cost £27,350; that he was going to get her from Furness, Withey and Co.; that they were going to pay £27,000 in cash, and the balance in bills at three months—on 12th August I wrote to him about the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi>, and on 13th I received this reply from Richards, from 25, Bedford Row—on August 14th I received this from him, stating that the proposal was not accepted—I afterwards received instructions to go over the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi> and report, which I did—afterwards Richards came to Hartlepool—he said he did not really know what he had come for, but he wired to Errington, and received instructions to go to Sunderland and see a gentleman there—I never got possession of the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi>—she did not go to sea while I was there—they got her name changed to
<hi rend="italic">Richmond Park</hi>, and a week after I went to the yard and asked how it was, and I subsequently found someone else in charge of her—I then came up to London, I think, on Saturday, August 25th, and saw both Richards and Errington on the Monday or Tuesday, at Bedford Row—I asked what was the meaning of it—they said they could not understand it, they were quite ready to buy a boat, and a lot of talk; that they still had the moneys, but it appeared that it never could be produced—other people were not so foolish as I was, and would not part with their money—I got no reason why they had not parted with the large sum of money that they said they had in hand—nothing was said at that interview as to what had become of my money—they said if they did not get that boat they would buy another—some time afterwards Richards told me that he had handed the greater part of my money over to Errington—I believe he said £170 or £175, out of my £200—I did not get any of my wages for a long time for going aboard the ship and superintending—afterwards I got £20 from Richards, by way of instalments of £10, £5, £3 and £2, and I gave a receipt for each one—on September 21st I wrote this letter to him: "Dear Sir,—I have been thinking about what you said to me about having fresh articles. I must decline. When I deposited £200 with you it was on the understanding that I was to have the command of a new ship, and that she was ready, and that the money was ready to pay, but it seems this was not the case. I shall be seeing Messrs. Lowless and Co.," etc.—they had pretended to treat for other boats, and eventually said that they would take one at Antwerp, and wanted me to sign articles on that ship—I don't think I got any answer to my letter—Richards never wrote repudiating that he had made such representations—on August 5th, 1894, I wrote this letter to Richards about returning my money, and on the 7th I received this answer, stating that Errington would be back to morrow—subsequently I saw Richards frequently about returning my money, and I saw Errington, not about returning my money, but on other occasions—I asked him about the ship, and he wittily remarked that he would buy me a sixpenny one; I expect he thought that witty, because he had a grin on him—I never got more than the £20—I never have got a farthing of my £200.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. £200 was the total amount I gave to Richards, and of that he said he had given Errington</p>
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<p>£75—he did not go with me to Hartlepool between September 1st and my coming back to London—I don't know where he was during that time; he was sometimes at Hartlepool and sometimes elsewhere—I got letters from him once or twice, dated from Hartlepool, in reference to steamers that he said he was trying to purchase—that was between the time I went to Hartlepool and the time of his arrest—he paid me the £20 as wages—all through the affair he said that the reason the promises were not carried out was because Errington would not find the money—there was a strike, not at Furness's, but in connection with the engineering trade—I have said that for a long time one man was employed on the
<hi rend="italic">Windsor Park</hi>, and that it. was impossible she could be got ready by the 9th July—on the 9th July I said in a letter to Richards, "I hope he will be able to get the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi> as the first boat, for I fear it will be a long time before the
<hi rend="italic">Windsor Park</hi> will be ready for sea"—I saw Richards occasionally during September and October—I met him by appointment sometimes—I remember his going to Criccieth, in Wales—it was rather a surprise to me—I did not know where he was till he wrote to me from there—I first knew that this company had not been registered, and that I had been taken in, after I had returned to London and applied to my solicitors—that was at the end of August—the receipts are here—I cannot remember the dates—I believe Richards was arrested on the 1st or 2nd of September—I consulted Messrs. Lawless and Co. about that time—I told them I had parted with my money in consequence of false representations, and I authorised them to write to him—I authorised them to act for me. (
<hi rend="italic">A letter of September 1st, from Lawless and Co., teas read, stating that unless the money was repaid proceedings would be taken</hi>)—Lawless and Co. are conducting this prosecution—when I first saw Richards he told me hat he had an agreement with Furness, Withey and Co. for steamships, and he showed me the plans that were for the ship afterwards called the
<hi rend="italic">Windsor Park</hi>—he did not tell me that he had an agreement with Errington to find the capital for the purchase of that boat—the only time he told me that Errington was to find £175 was at the end of October, a few days before he was arrested—when I returned to London and told them about not being able to get the ship, they both seemed surprised—they were surprised at seeing me in London, and, I suppose, surprised that they did not get the ship—Furness and Co. said it was through not furnishing the capital—they did not complain that Errington had been humbugging them—there was no suggestion to that effect.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. I told the Magistrate that I had in
<lb/>structed my solicitors to take criminal proceedings against Richards unless the agreement was carried out, that is, that I was either to be provided with ray ship or the money returned, otherwise I should not have been able to commence criminal proceedings—I do not exactly remember using the word "unless"—I instructed ray solicitor to take criminal proceed
<lb/>ings when he had not done so—if I made that statement before the Magistrate, of course I cannot go back from it; I would not desire to do so—it was Richards I charged in the first instance—I did not tell my solicitors that Errington had offered to give them every document in con
<lb/>nection with the case and place them in full possession of the facts of the case; I was not informed of that—Errington was at the Police-court on</p>
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<p>the second occasion, not at the first—some time ago my solicitor said that Errington had offered, through his solicitors, to produce some documents—I don't think I was informed that he offered to produce
<hi rend="italic">every</hi> document, but
<hi rend="italic">some</hi> documents—I think it was on the 22nd November that Errington first appeared, and then he was remanded for a week—I had two interviews with Richards before I saw Errington; the first time I saw Richards was at his private house at Canonbury—I saw him there for about two hours, I think—I am not positive whether I saw the prospectus then or not; I may possibly have seen it then; I saw the plan of the ship, and we had a conversation about it; that was on Sunday—I saw him again on the Monday and on the Wednesday—on the second occasion I was with him somewhere about the same time, and we talked about the matter—he said at that time he had no ship at sea, but they were build
<lb/>ing; that Furness, Withey and Co. were building a ship for him and Errington, for the Park Steamship Company—he told me that the com
<lb/>pany was formed, not that he was trying to get up a company, or trying to get some friends to form a company—he said nothing about friends assist
<lb/>ing to form a company—I don't think I said before the Magistrate, "Richards did not say he was starting a company alone—he said that he was getting it up with friends; if that is in my deposition I suppose it must be so; I have no recollection of saying so, or why I should; my deposition was read over to me—there were some words not exactly as I placed them, but the facts were all there—it is quite possible I said those word?—in cross-examination at the Police-court I said, "Richards did not say he was starting the company alone; he said he was getting it up with friends"—it was being suggested to me that what took place was not that I was told that the company had been formed, but that the company was being got up with friends—I remember saying that I believed he told me the company was registered—he told me they were going to get out another prospectus—he said the company had temporary offices at Bedford Row—he asked me if I would take shares, and I refused—I said I could not part with more than the £200—7s. 6d. would have to be paid on the shares at allotment, and there would be a further call—I was unwilling to take the risk—at the first interview I agreed to deposit £200, subject to his seeing my late employers, and to an agreement, which was to be drawn up if he was satisfied with my references—I was to see the agreement, and hear Errington's version before I parted with my money—in the first place I did not mention Errington—I said I wanted to see the office, and make some inquiries about it, and see how the thing was standing, and if everything was
<hi rend="italic">bona-fide</hi>—I think some
<lb/>thing was said about Errington at the first interview—I am not positive that he told me what Errington's position in the company was; I think he did—it was on the Monday that I agreed to pay the deposit if the agreement was drawn up, and my reference satisfactory, and after I had seen Errington, who was Richards' partner, or something of that sort—I understood that Richards and Errington were getting up the company—Richards at the first or second interview told me the company was formed, and he told me his position and Errington's position in the company before I saw Errington—I have never read more than the first page of the proof of the proposed prospectus—I took it away to read it if</p>
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<p>I felt disposed to—I stopped just on the first paragraph—it was a first proof of the prospectus of a company to be incorporated, but I understood it had been printed for some time, and that, since the printing, the company was thoroughly formed—I was led to believe they would have the money as soon as Errington had got it together—he was only to speak and the money would come in hand over fist—Richards told me a prospectus was being prepared—I had never anything to do with companies before—I did not see the names of any directors down—I did not ask who the directors were—the object of the company was described as that of purchasing four cargo steamers—I do not suggest that Errington and Ward are the same person—I have seen someone who was introduced to me as Mr. Ward—Errington is described as of 25, Bedford Row, where I went—Richards told me that was the temporary office of the company—Errington said his firm had guaranteed £15,000 of the debentures—I don't know if he used the word "underwritten" or "guaranteed"—a gentleman appearing for Errington explained to me that they were somewhat similar terms—I understood Errington to be a man of money at that time—I did not know that he had gone about the country trying to get people to take shares in this company—two and a half months after I had parted with my money I heard that he had tried to get Mr. Barwick to entrust to Furness, Withey 'and Co. a cheque for £15,000—Richards told me that—I heard from Furness, Withey and Co. that Richards or Errington had found a gentleman with £16,000—I was not at 25, Bedford Row, on the Tuesday for very long—Furness, Withey and Co. were at one end of Hartlepool and I at the other; I was at their yard superintending the completion of the ship, they were building—I went to their office about twice—I saw Mr. Furness—I was in communication with Richards by letter while I was at Hartlepool—there was a difficulty with regard to the completion of the
<hi rend="italic">Windsor Park</hi> on account of a strike among the men connected with the machinery, but that was well known to Richards before I parted with my money—in consequence of that difficulty I suggested that it would be better to get a vessel more advanced, like the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi>—I did not like to see them keeping their money idle—that was after I was at Hartle-pool—Errington came to Hartlepool—while there he said he hurt his foot; he leant on me to get into a cab—I did not know he was laid up for a fortnight—I did not discuss with Richards how capital could be raised to get any of the ships—I mentioned to him what I thought would be a reasonable and fair way of raising shares for future boats, but nothing connected with those four boats; and only a day or two before he was arrested I mentioned it, seeing he was trying to work some
<hi rend="italic">other fake</hi>—it is becoming quite usual for captains to deposit money to be returned on leaving the, employ—Richards mentioned in his letters that Errington was away—they made the excuse that they had all this money, but it was positively to be for the first boat, this £30,000 they had—they could not get that boat, but they were prepared to buy another; they had the money, and if they could not get that, they would buy another—I never asked Errington for my money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I noticed on the prospectus the words, "£15,000 of this has already been placed," printed in red ink—it caught my eye at once—Ward is described on it as secretary of the company—I hive seen him at</p>
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<p>25, Bedford Row, but not in connection with this ship—I had no conversation with him about the ships—I was introduced to him as Mr. Ward; he never took any part in the company—I only knew since the case was committed for trial that Errington also went by the name of Simpkin—when Errington spoke about the £15,000 he spoke in such a manner as to lead me to believe that he was putting in the greater part of the £15,000 that was secured or guaranteed—in addition to the £15,000 underwritten or guaranteed he referred to another sum of £15,000 of debenture money that he actually had in hand—there was that £15,000, and £15,000 subject to twenty-one days' call—I am quite sure he referred to two sums of £15,000 each, making £30,000 in all—Richards had done the same before I saw Errington, and he did it in the presence of Errington—when I paid my £200 I asked if they could not give me some other security than the agreement—they said, "What security do you want more?"—there was the ship being built, they had the money in hand, and moreover it was deposited as security, and it was as safe as the bank; if anything went wrong my money would be returned at once—it was in my anxiety to get to sea that I suggested they should not wait for the
<hi rend="italic">Windsor Park</hi>, but take the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi>, as she was ready—I could not say when the
<hi rend="italic">Windsor Park</hi> was completed—the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi> could have been completed very comfortably by the first week in September, if they had paid the money—I put the matter in my solicitors' hands, in the first place, either to have my agreement carried out or my money returned—my solicitors received this answer to their letter of 1st September. (
<hi rend="italic">This was from Richards, expressing surprise at the letter he hand received, as he had no dispute with Captain James about their agreement; that James was aware of the dispute between the builders of the</hi> Windsor Park
<hi rend="italic">and himself; that as soon as he heard when the ship would be finished he would let Captain James know; that there was a com
<lb/>pany, but that it was not registered, and that there were good reasons for not registering it; that all the papers were ready to be sent to Somerset-House, and that the necessary capital for the purchase of the boat was ready, but that his friends would not part with it till the boat was ready; that if James wanted to resign he ought to send in his resignation, and that it was quite incorrect that James had parted with his money by false pretences, etc.</hi>)—this is the reply from my solicitors on 4th September. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that they did not want to enter into a discussion as to whether the statements in his letter were correct, but that he could satisfy the requirements of their letter by documentary evidence that a company had been formed with capital, and that the only difficulty was about getting a contract for a boat; that they would not be satisfied if it turned out that the capital had been borrowed, because that would mean a mortgage on the vessel, but that they would also want a guarantee for the repayment of the</hi> £200
<hi rend="italic">and the wages due to Captain James</hi>)—I saw Richards after that; he never offered me a guarantee for my £200—I commenced proceedings against Richards—he was then out of London, and so a warrant was obtained for his arrest—after he had been brought up and remanded, a summons was applied for on my behalf against Errington.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-152" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HAYMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Joint Stock Companies' Regis
<lb/>tration Office at Somerset House—I have searched the index of all</p>
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<p>companies registered since 1856—no such company as the Park Steam
<lb/>ship Company has ever been registered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROPER</persName> </hi>. I am London manager of a department of Messrs. Furness, Withey and Co., of 5 and 6, Billiter Avenue, shipbuilders of Hartle-pool—this is a copy of an agreement, made on 11th May, 1894, between my firm and E. M. Richards, under which he agreed to purchase from us the steel screw steamer No. 208—this is the original—we undertook to use our best endeavours to complete the steamer by 31st July—the price of the steamer was to be £24,500 on the basis of cash, £1,000, to be paid on the final adoption of this contract after the buyer's approval of the plans and specifications, and balance on the completion after a satisfactory trial trip—the deposit of £1,000 was never paid—I applied to Richards for payment several times between June and October, so far as I remember—we never got a single fraction of it—Richards paid nothing in respect of the ship, either deposit or purchase-money—I called at Bedford Row on Errington whose name Richards brought up
<hi rend="italic">as</hi> getting up the capital for the company—Errington said very little that was definite; he gave various assurances that this money would be forthcoming—I saw him three or four times about it; he said on the other occasions the same as he had said previously—on June 25th, 1894, we received this letter from An an a Ward and Errington. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that owing to Mr. Errington's accident at the shipyard, which had incapacitated him from proceeding further, they should not be able to register before the end of the week; and that, as regards the deposit, Richards would receive the same upon the adoption of his contract by the company</hi>)—I believe the accident referred to was that Mr. Errington slipped on a plate and sprained his foot; I had no details about it—on August 2nd I wrote this letter to Errington. (
<hi rend="italic">Asking him to call at Billiter Avenue that after
<lb/>noon, and stating that the limit of time for the payment of the deposit on the Windsor Park had been exceeded, and that it must be paid to-morrow, and that the question of the Rosebery could not be enter
<lb/>tained until the payment of</hi> £1,000)—I do not think I got a reply to that until August 14th, when I received this from Anann Ward and Errington. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that Richards had requested them to call on Mr. Furness, but that they could not do so as they had appointments; that if they were prepared to accept Richards' proposal</hi>, £20,000
<hi rend="italic">cash on delivery of the</hi> Rosebery,
<hi rend="italic">and bills of exchange for the balance, the money would be forthcoming</hi>)—our firm wrote on 14th August to Errington accepting that proposal. (
<hi rend="italic">Agreeing to accept</hi> £20,000
<hi rend="italic">on delivery and</hi> £6,750,
<hi rend="italic">the balance, by acceptances at six months with</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">per cent, interest, they handing over the securities of the steamer, and to hold a second charge on her, and that they would agree to make the date of the transfer Monday next</hi>)—that was ft definite acceptance by our firm of the proposal that the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi>, in addi
<lb/>tion to the
<hi rend="italic">Windsor Park</hi>, should be taken—the contract with regard to the
<hi rend="italic">Windsor Park</hi> was still treated as being open—I heard of a cheque for £16,000 being paid by Mr. Barwick in respect of this matter between August 18th and August 22nd; that was a cheque for money to be advanced on mortgage of the ship—that cheque was returned by us to the drawer—nothing prevented the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi> from being handed over except the non-payment of the money—the completion of the
<hi rend="italic">Windsor Park</hi> was delayed because of the strike; it could not have been handed over till</p>
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<p>29th October—she went to sea on October 30th; we sailed her ourselves—the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi> was practically finished on 28th July, and she sailed on 14th September; she was ready and could have got away easily by 23rd August—we had other buyers for her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEOGHEGAN</hi>. From May 11th till the middle of September we were in communication with Richards, either personally or by letter—I saw Richards on several occasions between those dates in London—he struck me as being desirous and anxious to complete the contract, and appeared considerably put out when there was a hitch in the matter—this letter is signed by Stevens, a director of our firm. (
<hi rend="italic">This, dated June 1st</hi>, 1894,
<hi rend="italic">and addressed to Richards, stated that he was glad to hear that he had got an underwriting contract, and everything in order</hi>)—Richards several times discussed with me the failure to pay the deposit—he said Mr. Errington was complicated with it—the impression on my mind was that Richards looked to Errington for payment of the deposit—he expected the money was coming through Errington as a medium—finally he gave me the impression that he was very angry with Errington for not putting him in a position to complete the contract—I thought that the money was to be supplied through Errington, and that Richards was to pay it over to us—we thought that Richards was interested in it to some measure, but not so largely as Errington—the
<hi rend="italic">Windsor Park</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi> are the only two steamers the purchase of which Richards dis
<lb/>cussed with me—by the agreement the
<hi rend="italic">Windsor Park</hi> ought to have been ready for sea on July 21st, but the strike occurred, and it was delayed, and the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi> was asked for instead.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. With regard to the purchase of the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi>, £20,000 was to be found in money, and the balance in bills—we understood that Errington was engaged in the negotiation to get that money—Mr. Barwick is a gentleman of undoubted position, and we should accept his cheque for £16,000 without any fear—the £16,000 was not to be dealt with until the other £4,000 was found—it was not found, and then the cheque was returned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I spoke of £16,000 being found in cash, I was referring to Mr. Barwick's cheque, which was only deposited provisionally on the understanding that £4,000 was found—to our firm that £16,000 was to be cash, we had no negotiations for a mortgage on the ship.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-154" type="surname" value="WALLACE"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-154" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALLACE</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Messrs. Botterill and Roach, solicitors, of Sunderland—we are solicitors to Mr. Barwick—on August 20th, 1894, Richards came to see us at Sunderland with reference to a proposed mortgage of the 88.
<hi rend="italic">Richmond Park</hi> as it was then called; it was afterwards called the
<hi rend="italic">Rosebery</hi>—as solicitors we had received this letter which had been sent to Mr. Barwick on 30th July, 1894, from Anann Ward and Errington, proposing the mortgage, and asking Mr. Barwick if he would advance £21,000 on the mortgage of that ship—ultimately he agreed to advance £16,000 on mortgage—he came to our office, and saw Richards, who urged him to advance at least £20,000, because he expected the total purchase-money would be £26,760, £20,000 of which was to be cash—Anann Ward and Errington had told us in correspondence that Richards was the buyer of the vessel, and was at Hartlepool, and he had been requested to call, and then we had a letter from Richards from the Royal Hotel, Hartlepool,</p>
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<p>saying he would call, and he was then told to call on us—he came and in
<lb/>troduced himself to us as the buyer of the vessel—Mr. Barwick agreed to advance £16,000, and would not exceed that—Richards was to see Fur
<lb/>ness, Withey, and see if he could arrange for the difference—we under
<lb/>stood Furness, Withey were to have a second mortgage—I questioned Richards as to whom and what he was; I have notes of the interview—he described his firm as Middleton Richards and Co., of West India House, Leadenhall Street; that he was the sole member of the firm—we inquired about the insurance of the vessel, and he told us that John Hol man and Co., of London, were his brokers, and they were arranging the insurance; the vessel was to be insured for £33,000, of which policies to the amount of £27,500 were to be endorsed and handed to Mr. Barwick as mortgagee, and that at least £20,000 of those policies were to be with English underwriters—on the following morning Mr. Barwick handed me his own cheque for £14,000, and two other cheques in his favour, making altogether £16,000—the following morning Richards telephoned, and I went to Hartlepool and saw him at the hotel—he said Furness Withey were raising a lot of difficulties; and then he said they were getting up Tour or five different vessels—he said Mr. Furness would not accept less than £20,000 cash; that he (Richards) had assured Furness that the £4,000 difference in cash would be forthcoming on that day, and he produced to me a telegram from Errington with regard to the £4,000—Richards then told me that he had been trying to induce Mr. Furness to accept £16,000 only, the money on mortgage—Mr. Furness declined to do it—the cheque for £16,000 was deposited with Furness and Co. on the understanding that the other £4,000 was found—Mr. Richards produced to Mr. Furness, in my presence, the telegram he had shown to me, and told Mr. Furness he proposed going to London that night, and immediately he arrived the £4,000 would be forthcoming—it was arranged that he should act for Furness and Co. in preparing a second mortgage, and that the whole matter should be carried out the following morning at our London office—I handed Furness and Co. the cheques, and they gave me the builder's certificates, and an undertaking to hold the cheque to our order, we undertaking to hold the builder's cer
<lb/>tificates to their order until the matter was carried out—the £4,000 was not forthcoming, and four or five days later the cheques were returned by Messrs. Furness and Co. to Mr. Barwick—I did not hear from Richards after he left for London, but Mr. Roche saw him and Errington in London afterwards—Mr. Roche was going up to London that afternoon and was to complete the matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. The telegram from Errington to Richards was to the effect, "Anticipate no difficulty raising 4,000 immediately you return. Come quickly."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. Mr. Barwick first got into communica
<lb/>tion with Anann Ward and Errington, and afterwards with Richards and then the matter came into our hands—Richards came direct to our office, and we introduced him to Mr. Barwick—the interview at Hartle-pool was on 21st August, and I should say that within a week we had closed the whole matter—in purchasing a vessel for £26,000 or £27,000, it would be an extraordinary thing to lend £20,000 unless we were assured that the purchaser was providing the difference in cash, and had</p>
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<p>the personal interest of £7,000 in the vessel—it was attempted to get our client to advance £21,000; or, on the other hand, that the ship-builders should accept £16,000 in cash, and the remainder in securities.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We would have advanced, and were intending to ad
<lb/>vance £16,000, with the knowledge that he had no cash, because, of course, Furness and Withey were able to look after themselves, but we would not have advanced £20,000 unless we were satisfied that the difference between £20,000 and £26,000 was provided in cash, so that the mortgagor had a real interest in the vessel.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-155" type="surname" value="BLAKENEY"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-155" type="given" value="HENRY EDWARD"/>HENRY EDWARD BLAKENEY</persName> </hi>. I am an inquiry clerk in the London and South Western Bank at their head office, 170, Fenchurch Street—I pro
<lb/>duce a certified copy of the account of Edward Middleton Richards, trad
<lb/>ing as Middleton Richards and Co.—on 12th June £200 was paid in by this cheque—at that date Richards' balance was £1 14s. 11d.—on 13th June a cheque for £50 was paid out, and on 30th June another cheque for £100 was paid out—on October 7th Richards' account was overdrawn £3 9s. 5d.—in consequence I wrote two letters to Richards—I had no answer; my letters were returned marked, "Gone away."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. This is Richards' pass-book—the cheques for £50 and £100 on 13th June and 30th June appear to be paid to Messrs. Anann Ward and Errington—we put the payee's name in the pass-book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950107-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950107-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-156" type="surname" value="MAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-156" type="given" value="JOSEPH WILLIAM"/>JOSEPH WILLIAM MAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the London and Mid
<lb/>land Bank, Clerkenwell Branch—some time ago we had a customer named Simpkin; Errington is he—he was not always clean shaven—he said he had been to a fancy dress ball in the character of a judge, and had shaved for that—some of the cheques paid in were payable to Anann Ward and Errington—we had no account in that name—on the night of the 12th of June Simpkin's balance was £22 17s. 11d.; £11 was drawn out next morning, and then a £50 cheque on the London and South Western Bank was paid in—on the 29th a £100 cheque on the London and South Western Bank was paid in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A customer of the bank introduced him—I produce a copy of the account from 31st May to 30th November—I don't think there have been any transactions since then—the total amount of money paid in between 31st May and 30th November was between £1,300 and £1,400, and the same amount within £1 or £2 was drawn out, leaving a balance of £1 13s. 8d. in his favour.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-157" type="surname" value="MARSHALL"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-157" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MARSHALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, C.I.D.</hi>). Sergeant Walters, who is under my charge, is very ill; I saw him about a week ago—I have reports as to his state every day—he is unable to leave his bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Deposition of</hi>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-158" type="surname" value="WALTERS"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-158" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WALTERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">was read as follows</hi>: "On Sunday, 4th November, I found Richards detained at Criccieth Police-station. I read my warrant to him; he made no answer. I conveyed him to London; he made no reply to the charge at Hunter Street Police-station."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Richards.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950107-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950107-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-159" type="surname" value="PERRYMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-159" type="given" value="ROBERT GEORGE"/>ROBERT GEORGE PERRYMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employ of Anann Ward and Errington, 25, Bedford Row—I signed the agreement, of which this is the counterpart, as attesting witness, on 29th May. (
<hi rend="italic">This an agreement between Middleton Richards and Anann Ward and</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Errington, to the effect that whereas Richards was desirous of forming the Park Steamship Company, with nominal capital</hi> £15,000,
<hi rend="italic">and a first debenture issue of</hi> £1,500
<hi rend="italic">on each steamer having a contract price of</hi> £25,000;
<hi rend="italic">and whereas Anann Ward and Errington had underwritten the debentures, and promised to assist in promoting the company, they should be entitled to certain commissions, and Richards agreed to pay them</hi> £175
<hi rend="italic">towards their expenses.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Anann Ward is here in Court to-day—I was clerk to this firm, at 25, Bedford Row, for about seven or eight months, from the end of May—I was there this morning, and I have been there every day—the firm has no banking account, to my knowledge—I suppose I should know if they had one—I am clerk at a salary—Errington's right name is Simpkin—not more than two letters came in that name to the office while I have been there—I know nothing about the details of the Park Steamship Company—Anann Ward and Errington were accountants.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Errington.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950107-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950107-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-160" type="surname" value="MUIR"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-160" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MUIR</persName> </hi>. I am a magistrate for the County of Ayr—I am pro
<lb/>prietor of "Bovine"—I turned my business into a company recently, and in connection with it was brought into contact with Errington about twelve months ago—during the whole time I saw him he conducted himself in a thoroughly reliable, respectable, and desirable manner in every way; I was most favourably impressed with him—he was con
<lb/>cerned as an accountant in turning my business into a company.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950107-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950107-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-161" type="surname" value="ACKERMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-161" type="given" value="JAMES THOMAS"/>JAMES THOMAS ACKERMAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Grand Hall, Clapham, which was formed into a company last September—I intro
<lb/>duced the matter to Errington, and he successfully floated it, and behaved in a thoroughly honourable manner throughout the whole transaction.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-162" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>CAPTAIN JAMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) This letter was sent me with a copy of the agreement. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that enclosed was a copy of the agreement between him and the managers of the Park Steamship Company.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950107-157-offence-1 t18950107-name-166"/>John Barker and Co., Limited</persName>, by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-167" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY DIX</persName> </hi>. I am carpet salesman to Maple and Co., Tottenham Court Road—on November 5th the prisoner came and said his name was Harvey, of 30, Talbot Road, Bayswater, and he wanted a carpet; he chose one, price £6 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I said, "Will you pay cash?"—he said, "No, I am buying for my father"—I said, "Who are your father's bankers? I want a reference"—he said his father gave him no authority to do so, but added, "If you wish for a reference, we are well known at Whiteley's"—I left him for a few minutes, and returned and said, "We will accept a reference to Whiteley's "—he left, and in consequence of what he said, I allowed the goods to go.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He purchased the carpet for his father—he simply said, "F. Harvey"—I have nothing to do with the counting-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-168" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman in the carpet department of Maple and Co.—on November 6th the prisoner came for 11 3/4; yards of under felt, for putting under a carpet—it came to 15s. 8d—he then selected some linoleum and goods to the value of £3 9s. 5d.—he gave the name of F. Harvey, Esq., 30, Talbot Road, Bays water—I asked him if he would pay for the goods—he said, "No"—I said, "Have you an account?"—he said, "Yes; I want the goods home to-day"—I went to the counting-house, and in consequence of what was done there I let the goods go.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-169" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES GAMBLE</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman in the bedding department of Maple and Co.—on November 7th the prisoner came and selected bedding and other articles, which came to £5 8s. 6d.—he wanted them entered to his father-in-law, F. Harvey, Esq., 30, Talbot Road, who had an account with us, and gave the name of Russell, 24, Northumberland Place, Bays water—I went to the counting-house for instructions, and the goods were stopped.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not give his own name as F. Harvey—Russell was the name where the goods were to be sent—this is my note-book—it contains an entry of the transaction—there is no person named Russell a customer of ours.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-170" type="given" value="JOHN ARTHUR"/>JOHN ARTHUR WHEATLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the counting-house of Maple and Co.—on November 5th, in consequence of what Dix said, I telephoned to Whiteley's, and received a reply, in consequence of which I ordered the carpet to be delivered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-171" type="given" value="ERNEST EDWARD"/>ERNEST EDWARD ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a ledger clerk at Maple and Co.'s—I have power to let goods go if I am satisfied with the references—on November 5th and 6th I authorised these goods to be sent—on the 7th I sent a letter, of which this is a copy, to Mrs. F. Harvey, 30, Talbot Road, Bayswater. (
<hi rend="italic">Enclosing an account for</hi> £15 3s. 7d.)—I received this reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-172" type="given" value="HENRY SIMONS"/>HENRY SIMONS LAMBERT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Messrs. Whiteley's counting-house, and was so when the prisoner was a clerk there—I have seen him write; this is his writing. (
<hi rend="italic">This acknowledged the receipt of the account, and requested them to send a full account when he had completed his order, and in the meantime to send the bedstead to his sonrin-law, and in future to address him</hi>, "
<hi rend="italic">F. Harvey, Esq.," and not "Mrs. Harvey.</hi>")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. E. ELLIS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Continued</hi>). I then sent this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">To F. Harvey, Erg., dated November</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th, and requesting him to send</hi> £10
<hi rend="italic">on account.</hi>)—I heard no more of him; we have not been paid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. S. LAMBERT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Continued</hi>). I know the prisoner as Frederick Burdon—he was in the counting-house up to August last—he was there about ten months, and had an opportunity of learning who were credit customers of Mr. Whiteley—Mrs. Harvey, of 30, Talbot Road, was one of them, and had been for some time—she was the only Mrs. Harvey in Talbot Road who was a customer—on November 7th we received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Signed H. Russell</hi>, 24,
<hi rend="italic">Northumberland Place, Bayswater, ordering tea, coffee, and chocolate, and giving as a reference F. Harvey, Esq., their customer.</hi>)—that is in the prisoner's writing—the goods were sent, but not being paid for they were returned—all these letters, postcards, and memoranda are in the</p>
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<p>prisoner's writing. (
<hi rend="italic">These were signed "F. Harvey</hi>," 30,
<hi rend="italic">Talbot Road, and one of them requested that the account might be kept separate from Mrs. Harvey's account. They ordered blankets, a quilt, ties, brushes, curtains, wine, a ham tobacco, cigarettes, and other articles.</hi>)—all those goods were delivered, except a bedstead and a fender—on the 19th or 20th we sent an account of all the goods in the provision department to Mrs. Harvey, and she made a communication to Mr. Whiteley—on November 23rd I went to 4, Chapel Street, Lamb's Conduit Street, where I saw the prisoner, and recognised him as my fellow-clerk, Burdon—he was living there as Burdon—I said, "You have been living at 30, Talbot Road, in the name of Harvey?"—he hesitated, and then said, "Yes, I have"—I said, "You have obtained goods from Mr. Whiteley in that name?"—he said, "Yes, I can use any name I please; a fellow must do something for a living, have I done anything that they can put me away for? most of the goods here do not belong to me, however did you know I was here? when I first went to 30, Talbot Road, I did not know that the occupier's name was Harvey, but having seen goods left without payment, I thought I might as well have a bit out of old
<hi rend="italic">Billy</hi>"—I suppose that meant Mr. William Whiteley—I said, "Come to Westbourne Grove"—he went there, and was detained while inquiries were being made—these two documents in Mr. Barker's case are both in his writing—he did not tell me he had got money in the bank and was going to pay.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had received a bill for £1 9s., and one of £8 had been sent in for the mattrass—I know that 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the mat trass had been given to his landlady—he had been four years at Pawson's before he came to Whiteley's—each ledger clerk assists in posting the ledgers—the prisoner sat opposite W to Z, not opposite the ledger with Mrs. Harvey's name—he did not tell me he had just been married; he told me he was living then with a fellow who was in business in the City—I saw these new things all about the room; they are in the hands of the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw Mr. Whiteley's goods in the room—the value of the things consumed is very trifling; only the wine and a portion of the ham.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-173" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND ALLEGUEN</persName> </hi>. I am a ledger clerk at Mr. Whiteley's—on November 10th an order was produced to me, and I referred to the ledger, and finding that Mrs. Harvey, of 30, Talbot Road, was a cus
<lb/>tomer, I gave orders for it to be delivered, without payment on delivery—if I had known that Harvey was Burdon, formerly a ledger clerk, I would not have parted with the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-174" type="given" value="CHARLES HEATH"/>CHARLES HEATH PINNOCK</persName> </hi>. I am confidential clerk to John Barker and Co., of Kensington—on November 17th this order form was handed to me with other letters of a similar character—we enclose the forms with the patterns. (
<hi rend="italic">This ordered</hi> 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">yards of fringe, handkerchiefs, and other articles to pattern, and stated, "Mr. Harvey wishes to open an account with you. Please enter to F. Harvey, Esq., not Mrs. Harvey. Reference to Whiteley.</hi>")—I believed that Harvey had an account there, and that he was justified in referring to Whiteley—had I known that his name was not Harvey, but that he was Burdon, a ledger clerk, I would not have sent the goods—we received this letter without date, but our reply is dated the 19th. (
<hi rend="italic">Ordering a lamp and shade, saucepans, and</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">table-covers, giving the measurements.</hi>)—that order was executed; we have never been paid—the value is £4 0s. 10 1/2 d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The goods are all in the hands of the police except two handkerchiefs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-175" type="surname" value="HARVEY"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-175" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH HARVEY</persName> </hi>. I am the tenant of 30, Talbot Road, Bayswater, and let part when I can—at the end of October the prisoner took a furnished bedroom at 7s. 6d. a week, and gave the name of Harvey—he is not a relative of mine—I am a widow—soon after he took possession some goods were delivered, and the bill was directed to Mrs. Harvey—I am a credit customer—I showed it to him; he said it was a mistake, and he would get it rectified—the goods were taken away by a cart, and I suggested that he had better get other lodgings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A mattrass was sent to him, the bill for which was sent to me—he paid me for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was charged to my account—he gave me 30s., and I allowed him to take it away—he came next morning and asked for the 30s. back—I would not give it to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-176" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Northumberland Place, Bayswater, and let a portion of the house—on a Tuesday early in November, the prisoner came and took an unfurnished room at 3s. a week—he gave the name of Russell—I asked for a deposit, but did not get one—he said, "You had better not have a personal reference, write to Mr. Harvey; he is some
<lb/>thing in the City"—I did not do so—some grocery was brought—I re
<lb/>fused to pay for it, and it was taken back—when he came I told him so, and never saw him again till he was at the Police-court—he never slept in the house—he came the following Saturday to know if the goods had come—he did not say that he had a banking account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say he was taking the room for a man named Russell, he said for himself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-177" type="surname" value="MURGATROYD"/>
<interp inst="t18950107-name-177" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MURGATROYD</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of 4, Chapel Street, Lamb's Conduit Street—early in November the prisoner took two unfurnished rooms in my house, in the name of Frederick Burdon—he paid 10s., which was a week's rent, in advance, as a deposit—he only spent one night there, which was the night before he was arrested—the furniture came in, and he spent one night there with his wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-178" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PATON</persName> </hi>. I am a carman—on November 21st I went to 39, Chichester Road, Kilburn, and from there, with the prisoner, to 30, Talbot Road, Bayswater, and took about half a load of articles to Chapel Street, Lamb's Conduit Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-179" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT FULLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>) On November 23rd I went to "Whiteley's and saw Lambert and others, who made a statement in the prisoner's presence—a number of documents were shown to me—I said something about forging a request—the prisoner said, "Not so bad as that; I have not forged anyone's name "—he was taken to the station and charged with this offence—I found on him seven keys, some pawn
<lb/>tickets, and 9d.—on the 24th I went to Chapel Street, Lamb's Conduit Street, and took possession of some goods, of which I have a list—all those things have been identified—on the way to the station he said, "I have been ill, or I should not have done this."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said, "Surely I may give what name I like?"—I found he was at Pawson's four years.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950107-158-offence-1 t18950107-name-181"/>Mary Puzzi</persName>, aged 14 years.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>, and</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAYLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-184" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE MORTIMER</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Chesnut Grove, Twickenham—I have been living with the prisoner as his wife for some time past—on December 10th I came home about 11.30 or 11.45 a.m.—the prisoner came home about 12.45 p.m.—he went upstairs and came down, and said, "I heard you were talking to your husband on Saturday night "—I have a husband—I did not say anything—he said, "I will see you don't see him to-night; I will murder you and get hung for you "—he had had a little drink, I think—he was not the worse for what he had had—I asked him what he meant—he said he would show me, and he came up to me and I moved towards the front door—he said, "If you want me to do it, I will do it in front of the bally lot"—one or two neighbours were standing there—my child and a friend's child told me he had a knife in his hand—I walked out of the house and went to the top of the street and spoke to a constable—while I was talking to him the prisoner came up, and asked me what I was saying to the constable—I said, "I am asking for protection, as you are threatening my life "—the constable said, "It is a wrong thing to do, young man; do you hear me?"—the prisoner said, "No, I do not," and he out with his knife and struck at me with it—I put up my hand to protect my head, and the back of my hand was cut—I had two cuts, both on the left hand; I think both came from the same blow—he struck at me again, and it seemed to catch me on the shoulder, but did not enter the shoulder or mark my dress—then the constable dragged him away from me, and Hawkins came up and assisted him—the prisoner struck at Hawkins with the knife; I noticed that his face was cut—the prisoner was taken to the station—I was seen by a doctor—I had lived with the prisoner about eleven weeks—I left my husband to live with the prisoner through the prisoner's threats of what he would do to me if I did not—he has knocked my husband about when he has been with me—I have known. the prisoner from a child.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> While you were striking at me the policeman was talking to me and you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-185" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi> (615
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). At 1.30 p.m. on December 10th I was in the Staines Road, when the prosecutrix came up and spoke to me—the pri
<lb/>soner then came up and asked me what was the matter—I said, "Not much "—the prosecutrix said, "You know what you threatened to do to me, and I stopped the constable for protection"—the prisoner said, "You b—swine! I will, too," and he struck at her with his hand and drew an open knife from his pocket with his right hand—I made a run at him across the road and caught him by the back of his collar—he struck at her violently eight or nine times with the knife, but could not reach her because I held him back—then she made her escape across to a shop—it was all done in a second or two—he only reached her hand, which she put up to protect her head—I could not say whether he hit her more than once—Hawkins came up—the prisoner struck him with the knife and cut his cheek—he did not injure me—when I had the prisoner by the back of the neck he said, "You b—pig, I will stab you!"—I said, "Will you?"—he made a drive at me with the knife—I bobbed my head down, and escaped the blow, and then Hawkins came up, and the prisoner made a rush at him, and Hawkins closed with him, and they fell to the ground—I had been there two or three minutes before Hawkins came up—I took the knife from the prisoner when he was on the ground—we always carry truncheons.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-186" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HAWKINS</persName> </hi> (518
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). About 1.30 p.m. on December 10th I was in the Staines Road, and opposite the Green I saw Brown in pursuit of the prisoner, who was pursuing the prosecutrix—the prisoner was five or six yards ahead of Brown before Brown started in pursuit of him—I had not seen anything previously—before I got up I saw the prisoner striking at the woman—I did not see the knife till I got up, and then I saw the policeman struggling with him, and preventing the prisoner from striking the full force of his blow at the woman—eventually she got away—I doubled across the road to them—the prisoner broke away from Brown, came up to me with a knife and said, "You b—! I will strike you"—he made a blow at me—I avoided it, but the point penetrated my left cheek, which bled profusely—I closed with the prisoner; we fell to the ground—I struggled with and overpowered him—he was very violent at first—he said if I let him get up he would go to the station quietly, and he went with me—he was under the influence of liquor I should say, but he knew what he was doing—if a policeman found a violent man with a knife stabbing repeated blows at a woman, it would be his duty to use his truncheon to prevent further mischief—Brown has only been a few months in the force.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-187" type="given" value="MARTINDALE"/>MARTINDALE WARD</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police at Twickenham—on 10th December I was called to the Police-station, where I saw the prisoner, the prosecutrix and Hawkins—the prisoner had a cut on the little finger of the right hand, and cuts across the fore and middle fingers, of the left hand, as if he had grasped the knife in taking it from his poc
<lb/>ket—the prosecutrix had two wounds on her left hand, the skin was shaved off the forefinger knuckle and there was a punctured wound on the back of the hand—those two wounds might have been done by the same blow, but probably they were done by two—this knife would hav</p>
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<p>occasioned them—Hawkins had a cut on the left cheek and another cut behind and below the left ear; that was not a dangerous wound, but it was in a dangerous position—I do not think the same blow could have caused both these—this knife might have caused them—the prisoner was not sober, but I think he knew what he was doing; but I don't think he cared.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant</hi> 102
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). About two p.m. on December 10th the prisoner was brought before me and charged with this offence—the prisoner said, the prosecutrix being present, "There will be a day to come yet, Annie; when I come out I will finish you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, slated that he had been drinking, and had not seen the prosecutrix from Saturday till Monday, and that directly he got in the house she began bullying him and that he got excited and did not know what he was doing, as he got queer in the head at times from drink.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> of wounding with intent to murder.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for wounding Hawkins. The prisoner had been twice confined in Brookwood Lunatic Asylum, and twice convicted for assaulting the prosecutrix's husband.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. WALKER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that he had examined the prisoner and found no evidence of insanity.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES LEWIS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN STONE</hi>. The prisoner is my father—I live with him at 118, Gowan Avenue, Fulham—just after eight a.m. on December 27th my mother called me, and I went downstairs into the front parlour, where I saw my father with a stick walking about and saying he wanted to find the dog to hit it—we had a dog—my father was dressed—he was not sober—I said, "Don't hit the dog"—he said, "I will hit you"—he struck at me with the stick, but missed me—the stick fell from his hand—he clenched his fist and fell on me, and we both fell together—my two brothers, George and William, came in and pulled him off me—I then went into the back parlour out of his way—he followed me there, seized me, and held me in the corner—I called for help—my two brothers pulled him off—one of them is older than I am—my father fell on a box and lay there, helplessly drunk—the room (the back parlour) was full of boxes, there was no fire in the grate—we all went upstairs into the front bedroom—mother next came upstairs and stopped there—soon after I heard father shouting up the stairs that the back room was alight, "Burn up! burn up!"—the house was getting full of smoke—my eldest brother jumped out of the window—I opened the door and saw smoke coming from the lower rooms—I did not go downstairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My father was mad drunk—when he tumbled and fell on the boxes I left him, thinking it was best for him to lie there and sleep it off—I am sure he did not know what he was doing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950107-name-191" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR STONE</persName> </hi>. I am another son of the prisoner, and live with him at 118, Gowan Avenue, Fulham—at 8.30 a.m. on the 27th December I</p>
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<p>was in the wash-house next the kitchen—I saw my father come into the kitchen; he was drunk—there were some rags there which he put on a Windsor chair near the dresser, and about a yard from the fireplace—he lighted the rags with a match—he did not see me—then he went and stood outside the back parlour door with a razor in his hand—I threw open the door leading into the wash-house, and he saw me and said, "Don't open your mouth, or else I will cut your throat"—I put out the fire on the chair in the kitchen—the back of the chair and front of the dresser were burnt—the dresser is wood and is fastened on to the wall—the chair was just against it, the back of the chair was at the dresser—a policeman came, and after he had come I saw some rags burning on the floor of the back parlour in front of the fireplace; there was no fire in the grate—I believe there was a carpet in the room, I did not notice—the wood of the floor was burnt, I am sure—I put out that tire with water—there was only one fire in the back parlour—when I was putting the fire out my mother, sister, and two brothers came downstairs and helped me—they were in the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They came down after the policeman came—about two buckets of water put the fire out—when I say that the dresser was burnt, I mean that the paint in front of it was scorched, and when I say the floor was burnt, I mean that the top of the boards was scorched in two or three places.</p>
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