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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.,</p>
<p>Vol. CXXII 1894-95</p>
<p>Sess. VII-XII</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 22nd, 1895, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-2" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR CHARLES</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-3" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-4" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-5" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, K. C. M. G., Sir
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-6" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-7" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q. C., M. P., K. C. M. G., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq., Lieut.-Col.
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-8" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>, Knt., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Knt.,
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-10" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-12" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-13" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAND</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-15" type="given" value="FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON"/>FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</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. SEVENTH 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, April</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that he admitted writing the card, but had no recollection of having posted it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fourteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM DAVID JENKINS</hi> (36)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18950422-354-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing from a post letter four penny stamps;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-354-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-354-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing from another post letter four penny stamps, the property of
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-30" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-354-offence-2 t18950422-name-30"/>the Postmaster-General</persName>, he being employed under the Post Office.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-354-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-354-18950422 t18950422-354-punishment-9"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-355-18950422" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-355-18950422" type="age" value="21"/>
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<interp inst="def1-355-18950422" type="occupation" value="Post Office"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LAWRENCE REGAN</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18950422-355-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-355-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing a post letter containing £1 and three penny stamps, the property of
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-32" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-355-offence-1 t18950422-name-32"/>the Postmaster-General</persName>, he being employed in the Post Office.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-355-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-355-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-355-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-355-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-355-18950422 t18950422-355-punishment-10"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18950422-356" type="date" value="18950422"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18950422-356-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-356-18950422 t18950422-356-offence-1 t18950422-356-verdict-1"/>
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<interp inst="def1-356-18950422" type="age" value="26"/>
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<interp inst="def1-356-18950422" type="occupation" value="Post Office"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED LAWRENCE</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18950422-356-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-356-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing a post letter containing two postal orders for the payment of 20s. and 5s., the property of
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-34" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-356-offence-1 t18950422-name-34"/>the Postmaster-General</persName>, he being employed under the Post Office.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-356-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-356-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-356-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-356-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-356-18950422 t18950422-356-punishment-11"/>
<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18950422-357-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-357-18950422 t18950422-357-offence-1 t18950422-357-verdict-1"/>
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<persName id="def1-357-18950422" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-357-18950422" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM EDWARD BLAVER</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18950422-357-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-357-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing a post letter containing a tobacco pouch, the property of
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-36" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-357-offence-1 t18950422-name-36"/>the Postmaster-General</persName>, he being employed under the Post Office;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-357-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-357-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to two other indictments for stealing letters containing six penny stamps, and 10s.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-357-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-357-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-357-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-357-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-357-18950422 t18950422-357-punishment-12"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18950422-358" type="date" value="18950422"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18950422-358-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-358-18950422 t18950422-358-offence-1 t18950422-358-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-358-18950422" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-358-18950422" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-358-18950422" type="age" value="26"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STANLEY JAMES WILLIAM HUSON</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18950422-358-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-358-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, to feloniously marrying
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-358-offence-1 t18950422-name-38"/>Clarabelle Phoebe Prior</persName> during the lifetime of his wife.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-358-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-358-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-358-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-358-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-358-18950422 t18950422-358-punishment-13"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18950422-359" type="date" value="18950422"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18950422-359-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-359-18950422 t18950422-359-offence-1 t18950422-359-verdict-1"/>
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<interp inst="def1-359-18950422" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-359-18950422" type="age" value="26"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS ENWRIGHT</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18950422-359-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18950422-359-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-359-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-40" type="surname" value="WAY"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-40" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-359-offence-1 t18950422-name-40"/>George Way</persName>, and stealing a coat and other articles and 10s.;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a conviction in October, 1892, at this Court in the name of H. Austin.
<hi rend="italic">Nine convictions were proved against the prisoner.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-359-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-359-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-359-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-359-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-359-18950422 t18950422-359-punishment-14"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18950422-360" type="date" value="18950422"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18950422-360-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-360-18950422 t18950422-360-offence-1 t18950422-360-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18950422-360-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-360-18950422 t18950422-360-offence-2 t18950422-360-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18950422-360-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-360-18950422 t18950422-360-offence-3 t18950422-360-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18950422-360-charge-4" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-360-18950422 t18950422-360-offence-4 t18950422-360-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-360-18950422" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-360-18950422" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-360-18950422" type="age" value="40"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS EDWARD MORGAN</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18950422-360-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-360-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering an order for the payment of £5;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-360-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-360-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering an order for the payment of £35 7s. 6d.;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-360-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-360-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to uttering an order for the payment of £170; and</rs>
<rs id="t18950422-360-offence-4" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18950422-360-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-360-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a request for the delivery of a cheque-book.—</rs>
<rs id="t18950422-360-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18950422-360-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-360-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18950422-360-punishment-15" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18950422-360-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-360-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-360-18950422 t18950422-360-punishment-15"/>
<hi rend="italic">Sixteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18950422-361-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-361-18950422 t18950422-361-offence-1 t18950422-361-verdict-1"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HENRY DE HORNE</hi> (19)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950422-361-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-361-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18950422-361-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-361-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering an order for the delivery of a cheque-book;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-361-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-361-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a cheque for £25, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18950422-361-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18950422-361-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-361-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-361-18950422 t18950422-361-punishment-16"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18950422-362-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-362-18950422 t18950422-362-offence-1 t18950422-362-verdict-1"/>
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<interp inst="def1-362-18950422" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-362-18950422" type="age" value="20"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES ALBERT SMITH</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18950422-362-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-362-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering a cheque for £994 15s. 8d., with intent to defraud.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18950422-362-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-362-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.];</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950422-362-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-362-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-362-18950422 t18950422-362-punishment-17"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18950422-363-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-363-18950422 t18950422-363-offence-1 t18950422-363-verdict-1"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-363-offence-1 t18950422-name-45"/>Arthur Tuck</persName>, with intent to steal.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-364-offence-1 t18950422-name-48"/>Thomas Randle</persName>, and stealing six spoons, a pair of sugar tongs, and other articles, his property, to which </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-49" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant F</hi>) On March 6th I saw Wilson at</p>
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<p>Southwark Police-court in custody, and showed him these two spoons (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—they had been found in his possession, and he was charged with the unlawful possession—I said, "Do you wish to give me any in
<lb/>formation?" and asked if he desired to give evidence as against the other man—he had previously told me that a man gave them to him—I told him he would be charged with burglariously breaking and entering 1D, Camden Hill Road, on February 27th—he said, "I did not do it, a little man with a fair moustache, wearing a dark coat, gave me the spoons on that morning." He said, 'Well, I will give you the spoons," and asked me to take them"—I asked him if he was desirous of giving evidence against the man, and went outside and arrested Howden, who was brought in, and Wilson said, "It is no use denying it"—I took them to the station—he said to the inspector, "The reason I did not give my name and address is because I did not want to be stopped in going to Rowton's lodging-house; the manager searched me going in, and I did not go out of the house till my mate," pointing to Howden, "made me at 7.30 a.m.; he came and knocked me up, and asked me to meet him down at Westminster Bridge Road, and in Black-friars Road he gave me these two spoons, and told me to go and pawn them"—he did not point to Wilson, but he nodded his head—Wilson had been previously searched, and this brace top found on him, which is part of the other instrument found at Rowton House—he gave no account of how it came into his possession—Wilson had no locker at the lodging-house, but one of the keys opens a locker to which he had access, and I found in it this brace and a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>—I found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> and two keys on Howden—there are no marks of a brace on the kitchen window, but there are
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> marks—no pawntickets were found.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> was not found in your locker.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-50" type="surname" value="RANDLE"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-50" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RANDLE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 1D, Camden Hill Road—on February 26th I saw the house locked up—I was disturbed at 5.30 by a noise, but thought it was a cat, and did not go down—I went down at 9.30 and into the basement—I found the place had been ransacked, and a window forced, and the fastening on the floor—I missed three dessert spoons and three silver teaspoons, a pair of sugar tongs, and an overcoat from the hall, value altogether £10—these articles (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)are all mine, but the sugar tongs are not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-51" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-51" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-51" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I was housemaid to Mr. Randle—on the night of February 26th I examined the house and made all safe—when I went down in the morning I found the door at the top of the kitchen stairs open, and the window open.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-52" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-52" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BROOKS</persName> </hi> (459,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On February 27th, about ten a.m., I was at Mr. Hyams' pawnbrokers' shop—Wilson came in and offered these spoons for 6s.; they were not taken—he left and I followed him to St. George's Circus, where he was met by another man, who to the best of my belief was Howden, but I cannot swear to him—they went to Mr. Bul worthy's, a pawnbroker at 16, London Road—Wilson went in and I followed him; he saw me and came out—I asked him to show me the spoons, and he did so—I told him he would be charged with unlawful possession—this centre-bit was found on him, and this other part of it—that is used by burglars, but by carpenters as well, for making holes—Wilson</p>
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<p>was remanded for seven days on the charge of unlawful possession, and discharged and re-arrested and charged with burglary.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-53" type="surname" value="BURNHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURNHAM</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Chapman, a pawnbroker, of 30, Charlotte Street, Blackfriars—I produce a pair of sugar tongs pledged there—I do not recognise the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-54" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-54" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK ANSTIS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Chapman, a pawnbroker, of 73, Waterloo Road—I produce a pair of boots pledged on January 26th for 6s. in the name of John Wilson—I do not recognise anyone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-55" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-55" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Russell, pawnbroker, of 10, Shoreditch—this coat was pawned there, but I do not recollect who by.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-56" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-56" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND BOWLING</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Jackson, a pawnbroker, of Lower Marsh, Lambeth—I produce a pair of boots pawned on February 27th, for 10s., in the name of Henry Rowley.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-57" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-57" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FULLER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Jones, pawnbrokers, of Foreman Street, Spitalfields—I produce a silk handkerchief pawned in the name of George Harris for 1s.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. RANDLE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). These sugar tongs, boots, coat, and handker
<lb/>chief are mine—the coat and handkerchief were in the hall.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-58" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-58" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk at a lodging-house at Vauxhall—Wilson has occupied a room there for twelve months on and off in the name of Oxley—he had the exclusive use of a locker—this is the key of it—there is only one key in existence—only a piece of bread was found in the locker—Howden had also lodged there about twelve months, in the name of Howden, and I have seen them together—I do not know what Wilson is; he took a ticket for a bed the night between 26th and 27th, but I do not know whether he slept there—he must take a ticket before nine o'clock or the bed may be occupied by somebody else.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wilson.</hi> I do not say that you slept there every night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He may come in at any hour of the night, but the majority are in before one—we have a night porter—the lodging-house is two or three miles from where the burglary took place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, said that he could prove by the books that he slept at Rowton House that night, and that Howeden knocked at his door at</hi> 7.30
<hi rend="italic">a.m., and asked him to meet him in Westminster Bridge Road; that he found the "bit" on the bed, and Howden said, "Put it in your pocket," which he did; that Howden asked him to pawn the boots and spoons, which he did, and gave him the money, and did not know they were stolen, but thought they were pawned for a friend, who had gone to sea.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-59" type="surname" value="HOWDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-59" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOWDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). On February 27th I called Wilson by arrangement at 7.30 a.m.—he asked me to meet him in the Westminster Bridge Road and went away—I may have handed him this brace when I was sitting on his bed, I cannot say—it belongs to me—I may have pulled both pieces out—I do not remember his showing them to me in Westminster Bridge Road—he met me, and I left him for three-quarters of an hour to go and see a friend—I had a parcel under my arm which I have pleaded guilty to stealing from this house—he pawned</p>
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<p>the boots and sugar tongs for me, and I was to give him twopence in the shilling for doing so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Wilson four or five months—I made his acquaintance by lodging in the same house—we are both painters, but have not been seeking work together—he did not see this overcoat—I carried away all these things from Mr. Randall's house, unassisted—I got to the lodging-house about 6.30, and went to the prisoner's bedroom at 7.30—I suggested the name he was to use at the pawnshops—I knew I was involving him in considerable risk by sending him there, but I was not far off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not see a policeman following him—I am the man who joined him outside—as soon as he saw the detective he came out without pawning them—I went away—I had the key of his locker because he asked me to mind it for him—I cannot say that he told me he was going to commit a burglary that night—when I went at seven a.m. he did not ask me where I had been in the night—when I met him in Blackfriars Road I had this parcel under my arm—he did not ask where I got the articles from or why I could not pawn them myself.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a con
<lb/>viction at Newington December 19, 1892, and five other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-364-18950422 t18950422-364-punishment-19"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOWDEN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgement respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—23, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">produced, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-62" type="given" value="HENRY HITCHINGS"/>HENRY HITCHINGS FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I am a produce broker, of 7, Mincing Lane—on 28th March, about a quarter to eight in the evening, I was in King William Street, going towards London Bridge—I was wearing a gold albert chain—at the corner of the railway arch that goes over Thames Street a man, who I had seen coming towards me for some time, bent down and took my chain and went off—I followed him, and shouted out, "Stop that man; stop thief!" as loud as I could—I was going down King William Street—some person said, "He has not gone there; he has gone down the steps"—I went down the steps—some man said, "He has gone up the other side"—I saw the man ahead of me—there was no one running in front of him—he turned up Arthur Street West—I followed him—when I got halfway up I seemed to lose him—a telegraph boy said something to me, and I followed on into King William Street, where I found the prisoner being held by the witness Murphy, and a crowd—to the best of my belief he is the man that took my chain—I seized him by the collar, as well as Murphy—some persons in the crowd said, "That is not the man you want; he is over there"—the prisoner said, "It is jolly hard lines to be taken like this; I was running after the man you saw; I did not take your watch"—a detective came up, and I gave the prisoner in charge—I was present when this watch chain was brought into the station; it is mine—it cost fifteen guineas.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I was going towards London Bridge there were</p>
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<p>a number of people going in the same direction—when I felt a tug at my chain I turned round and went down the steps into Thames Street—the road was clear—there were three or four persons standing there; they were not moving at all—I did not see any policemen there, the policeman I first saw was the one who took the prisoner into custody—a man named Seborne was charged as an accessory in the case—he was discharged—when I was at the station I saw a little boy there—the prisoner said that he was coming up the steps and was knocked down by a man running down the steps, and his hat was knocked off—he produced his hat at the station—when he was first charged he was in the dock; the inspector came in, and after a time he was taken out of the dock as he could not be identified—then a policeman came in and said he had taken the address of a witness who could identify him—Murphy was not there then—the prisoner was put into the dock again; but the witness failed to identify him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When he was put into the dock again the chain was brought in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-63" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, and live at 56, Tottenham Road, Kingsland—on the evening of March 28th, about a quarter past eight, I was going over London Bridge, and passing Fishmongers' Hall my attention was attracted by a man jumping on to the bridge from Thames Street—I looked to see what it was, and I saw the prisoner running along, and another man behind him—he ran up to the corner of Arthur Street—there was no one running in front of him, the street was clear—I did not run after him, I ran round to the other corner of the street and I caught the prisoner at the other end, just walking—I caught him by the collar, and said, "You are just the one I want"—he was out of breath—I took him over to the lamp-post in the middle of the road, and held him there for some time—the prosecutor came up afterwards—in the meantime one or two of his friends tried to get him away from me—Seborne was one of his friends, and he was given into custody, but was discharged—the prisoner is the man I saw running up Thames Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have no doubt about it—I never had any doubt—I swear that—I did not say at the station or at the Police-court that to the best of my belief he was the man—I told the inspector what I had seen—the inspector asked the prisoner to come round from the dock—I said I thought Seborne resembled the man that tried to rescue the prisoner—he resembled the man—I saw him speak to one or two in the crowd while I had hold of him—the prisoner said, "Give me a chance, let me go"—I might have said before the Magistrate that I did not hear the prisoner speak to Seborne or the other man—I did not see a boy there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am quite sure the prisoner was the foremost of the men running.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-64" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT BILLING</persName> </hi> (771,
<hi rend="italic">city</hi>). At 8.15 p.m. on 28th March, I was on duty in Thames Street, about sixty yards from the dry arch, on the east side of it—I heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and I looked and saw a man, who to the best of my belief is the prisoner, come from down the steps on the east side of King William Street into Thames Street, and run through the arch up Upper Thames Street and Arthur Street West—I ran up</p>
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<p>Fish Street Hill, and got to the other end of Arthur Street West, where I found the prisoner in Murphy's arms—the prosecutor, who was there, said, "I have had my chain stolen; this is the man who stole it, I believe—the prisoner said, "You have made a mistake; I was running after the man that did steal it. I was running after the thief"—when I saw the prisoner running Thames Street was comparatively empty; he ran in the carriage way—I did not see anyone in front of him, and I do not believe there was anyone in front of him—he was taken to the station; I was in plain clothes on his left and a uniform man on his right; we walked three abreast—when we got to the Police-station gates we could not pass in abreast—the uniform man stepped in front, leaving the prisoner's right hand disengaged—at the station Mr. French seemed not quite certain as to the prisoner, and another man was sent for, who failed to identify the prisoner—Maroney brought in the chain, and then the prisoner was placed in the dock, and charged again—Maroney said he had found it about ten yards north of the station door—that would be on the prisoner's right hand as he went in—it is quite possible that the prisoner could have thrown something without my noticing it as we went in at the gate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner said he was coming up the steps from the urinal, and that his hat was knocked off by a man who ran down the steps—there is a urinal there—he produced his hat at the station; it had some dirt on it—I did not notice if it had been dented—after French had failed to identify the prisoner, he was taken out of the dock, and then after the chain was found he was put back again—another policeman came in and said he had seen a man who had met the prisoner on the steps and made a grab at him, and that he doubled back and ran down the steps again and along Upper Thames Street followed by this man—I took that man's address, and he was brought to the Police-station—he failed to identify the man who he said knocked against him on the steps—when I first heard cries of "Stop thief!" I was coming along Lower Thames Street from the direction of Billingsgate Market towards the dry arch—I was about fifty yards from the archway—I saw a boy in Thames Street or Monument Square on the way to the station, five or six minutes after the arrest—I did not hear anyone say "You have arrested the wrong man"—there was a crowd—the boy came to the station and made a statement to the inspector on duty—I don't think anyone took down that state
<lb/>ment—the boy came of his own accord to the Mansion House—I did not subpoena him to go there—I served a subpoena on him to come here by Mr. Douglas's, the chief clerk, instructions—I have spoken to him since, not with reference to this charge—he is not here as a witness for the prosecution—a number of men walked by our side to the station—the gate will admit two at a time, and I and the prisoner went in together—French and Murphy were behind us, and followed us in—they must have been immediately behind; it may have been a few yards—a large crowd followed us—it was then about 8.30, and was comparatively dark; there was no daylight, but there were electric lights on the right and left in Tower Street, and a small gas lamp at the corner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-65" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MARONEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">city Detective</hi>) About 9.5 on March 28th I came along Seething Lane, and I picked up this gold chain in the gutter about eleven yards from the Police-station gates, and to the north side of the station door—I handed it to the inspector, and French identified it as</p>
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<p>his—there was nothing intervening to prevent it being thrown to where I found it by a person going into the Police-station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-66" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I was 13 last June—I live at 8, Corbett's Court, Spitalfields—on Thursday evening, March 28th, I was playing at London Bridge with a lot of schoolmates, and I saw the prisoner come down to the urinal, and he went up the other side, and another man came run
<lb/>ning down, and very near pitched him over and knocked his hat off—the prisoner stopped to pick up his hat, and then ran after the other man and I ran too—if he had not stopped to pick up his hat he would have caught him, but he got out of sight—no policeman came on the scene—I saw a crowd of people—I went to the station, and made my statement to the inspector—the prisoner was then in the dock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner when he was in custody asked me to go to the station—he said, "Come along with me, Tommy, and tell the Magistrate I did not do it"—I did not know the prisoner—I had never spoken to him before—the prisoner came down the steps on the east side—I saw another man running away in front of the prisoner—he and the prisoner turned up Arthur Street, and I ran up Arthur Street—I cannot say where the other man went to; he got out of sight so quick—I ran close after the prisoner, who was seven or eight yards from the other man—he was close in front of him; I could not say what became of him. I had never seen the prisoner before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had never seen the prisoner before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-67" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT BILLING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). Seborne was not taken to the station at all—at the Police-court next day Murphy pointed him out as a man concerned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-365-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>†*
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in Februrary</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of William Nash.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-365-18950422 t18950422-365-punishment-21"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">the person had twice been conflicted in a lunatic asylum. His father undertook to be surety for upon his release.—
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-73" type="surname" value="BELLAMY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-367-offence-1 t18950422-name-73"/>Lucie Bellamy</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">second count</hi> Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LUCIE BELLAMY</hi>
<rs id="t18950422-367-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-74" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-74" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-74" type="given" value="VICTORIA"/>VICTORIA MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Biddulph Martin, of 17, Hyde Park Gate—on 2nd or 3rd March Lucie Bellamy entered my ser
<lb/>vice as cook—I saw an advertisement in the paper, and wrote to 71, Weymouth Street, and she came in answer to my letter—after being in my house three nights she left on the fourth night early in the morning, about the 9th March—she gave the name of Lamotte—she brought a letter purporting to be given to her by a Mrs. Campbell, in whose service she had been for three years at St. John's Wood—it was a very flattering recommendation, and I was satisfied with it—on the morning</p>
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<p>she disappeared the servants came to our room and announced the fact that someone had been in the dining-room, and taken different pieces of silver and a clock—they had disappeared—I have since been shown some pieces—these are two of the pieces of silver—these are three of the four silver salt-cellars which were taken—a clock was taken; I have not seen it since—it was a week after she disappeared that I saw her at the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Alfred Bellmy.</hi> I never saw you till you were at the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-75" type="surname" value="COLEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-75" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY COLEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mr. E. Attenborough, a pawn
<lb/>broker, of 11, Charles Street, Fitzroy Square—these two silver salvers were offered to me in pledge by the male prisoner on Saturday, 9th March—he spoke in English—he first offered me the larger one—I said I could not lend him on that—he then produced the smaller one, from a bag, I think—I asked him what initials were on the salver—he said they were his own and his wife's—he told me initials which were not the same as those on the salver; he did not know what initials were on it—I told him I was not satisfied with his account, and that I should detain them and make inquiries as to whether his statements were correct—he then told me he had taken them out of pledge at a pawnbroker's in the Edgware Road—he gave me the name and address of "Sippop Benoist, 14, Berners Street"—I detained the salvers and gave information to the police, and they discovered the owners—the male prisoner said he would return in about an hour—he never returned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Alfred Bellmy.</hi> You told me of some initials—if you were not satisfied you could have called a policeman, and I would have handed him the goods—I did not see if you had other things with you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-76" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant F</hi>) About 3.30 p.m. on 15th March I and Detective Yeo were in Tottenham Court Road—we saw the male pri
<lb/>soner and took him to Tottenham Court Road Police-station—Coleman came to identify him—I told him he would be charged with his wife with stealing a considerable amount of property from 17, Hyde Park Gate, and I pointed to Coleman and said he had identified him as having offered the salvers in pledge—he said, "A man gave me the salvers, but I do not know where he resides, and I have not seen my wife for several months, she is in France"—he said he did not know who the man was that gave him the salvers—he gave the address 84, Cochrane Street, St. John's Wood—I directed Yeo to take him to Kensington Police-station—I found there was no such person as Sippop Benoist at 14, Berners Street—I went to 84, Cochrane Street, and there I found in a book an address, "28, Euston Crescent," and at 28, Euston Crescent, I found in a top back room the female prisoner—I told her she would be charged with her husband with stealing some silver from 17, Hyde Park Gate, belonging to Mr. Martin—she said "Me don't speak English," or "Me don't understand English. Me speak to Madame Martin"—she was taken to the station—they were both charged and neither made any reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Alfred Bellamy.</hi> You said nothing when I arrested you—you told me at the Police-station that someone had given you the things—you did not give me the name of Cramer as that of the man who gave them to you—I don't know if Cramer came to the Police-court—I never saw a witness there for you—I did not forbid him to enter the</p>
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<p>Police-court—I have these papers of yours—I did not find at your house any stolen article or pawnbroker's tickets—there were clothes, but nothing referring to this charge—I found 15s. on you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-77" type="surname" value="YEO"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-77" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT YEO</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective F</hi>) (I was with Martin when the male prisoner was arrested—I took him to Kensington Police-station—on the way to that station he said he had not seen his wife for several weeks; she was in France, he was unable to give her address, but if I went to her land-lady she would do so—he did not give me the landlady's address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Alfred Bellmy.</hi> You did not tell me that some
<lb/>body had asked you to pledge these objects—you said something to Martin which I could not understand—you did not mention Cramer—Cramer did not come to the Police-court—he was not forbidden or pre
<lb/>vented from coming into the Police-court—you told the Magistrate some
<lb/>thing about Martin having stopped a witness in your favour from coming into the Court—he did not do so so far as I saw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> I have nothing to do at the Police-court with keeping the doors or anything of that sort, or with people coming in or out, nor has Martin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-78" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-78" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). The male prisoner said something to the Magistrate about a witness having been kept out of Court; we know nothing of the Police-court doors, and have nothing to do with ingress and egress there; proper officers are told off to keep the doors.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-79" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-79" type="surname" value="MCNEILL"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-79" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE MCNEILL</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Euston Crescent—about 9th March, on the Saturday before I gave evidence at the Police-court, at half-past seven p.m. the prisoners came to my place—a week previous the male prisoner had engaged my back-room—the female prisoner stayed there from the Saturday; I believe the male prisoner stayed there one night, but I have not seen him—they brought this white portmanteau with them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Alfred Bellmy.</hi> I never saw you eat in my house; I think you slept there one night—your wife was ill in bed; she went to bed the morning she came.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-80" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-80" type="surname" value="DALLY"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-80" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA DALLY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Dally, of 17, Portland Place—the male prisoner called at my house and asked if there were any letters for him in the name of Bellamy; none came—he called again for letters in another name, and said he had advertised, and ten or fourteen came; he called for them—he afterwards asked me to take in letters in the name of Madame Lamotte, and two came—it extended over a fort-night or three weeks—it was in February, I think—I have the letters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by A Bellmy.</hi> They were for an advertisement in the papers, and I have some more.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-81" type="surname" value="BLUNDELL"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-81" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BLUNDELL</persName> </hi>. I assist my father, a gold and silver refiner, of 162, Wardour Street—on 9th March I bought of A. Bellamy these salt-cellars and three spoons and two saltspoons for 37s.; that was at 2s. 6d. per
<lb/>ounce; they are much worn—he said he bought them of a dealer, and gave his name and address, Berham, 11, Colliseum Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by A Bellamy.</hi> I do not know of you bringing things before—I did not say the first time you came that the things were not silver—it was between nine and ten a.m. on March 9th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-82" type="surname" value="ALSON"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-82" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ALSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Henry Wilson Juddrith, a jewel
<lb/>ler, of 55, Wardour Street—about a fortnight before I was examined, the</p>
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<p>prisoner brought this pair of salt-cellars(
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and a muffiner—I think he said they were a present to his wife—he also brought a patent egg-boiler, but we did not buy that, he said he had it some time—I believe there were three initials on the muffiner which he said were his initials—I forget the name he gave—the muffiner was by Elkington, it was rather small, with festoons round it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by A Bellmy.</hi> You came in the afternoon the first time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-83" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-83" type="given" value="JOHN BIDDULPH"/>JOHN BIDDULPH MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a banker, of 17, Hyde Park Gate—these salt-cell are are mine—I missed from my house a clock from the dining-room, an ordinary plated egg-boiler for four eggs in the shape of an egg and a lamp under it, a little muffiner not higher than a spoon, with little festoons on it and my initials, and my greatcoat—the jug which has been referred to is American; it is not silver—there were three salvers, and I produce the fourth, which matches exactly, though it is not of the same date.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LOVE</persName> </hi> (207
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>)On March 8th I was on duty ac Hyde Park Gate about ten o'clock, and saw a man loitering about for a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—I followed him—he passed quite close to me—I looked well at his features—I bad a suspicion of him—next day I heard that a robbery had been committed—Sergeant Martin spoke to me, and I made a report to him—I described fully to him the man I had seen the night before—I picked him out from a number of men at the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw nothing in the man's hand—he was dressed in dark clothes; he had a dark overcoat and a hard felt hat—I Saw him for a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—I am positive that you are the man—this coat(
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is like the coat that the prisoner was wearing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950422-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-85" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18950422-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>) I found this coat at 28, Euston Crescent, where the prisoner's wife was living—I have made inquiries at 12, Colliseum Crescent—it was an empty house; at one time I believe the prisoner was living there.</p>
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<lb/>coat—we did not know that she was going—she was engaged through an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Morning</hi>—letters were to be addressed to 87, Shaftesbury Avenue—I have not seen any of the articles since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the male prisoner.</hi> I do not know you at all—the intrinsic value of the articles stolen was not much, but they were very old family relics of value to us—the salt-cellars were of the Empire pattern.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LOW</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, of 138, Wardour Street, Oxford Street—on February 18th last the prisoner came to my place—he gave the name of Hugh Bernard—he ultimately sold me a pair of Empire salt-cellars—I gave him £2 7s. 6d. for them—they are rather rare—he told me they had been in the family for years, and belonged to his grandfather—I</p>
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<p>afterwards sold them—he called again eight or ten days after and offered me a French egg-boiler and other things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the male prisoner.</hi> When you sold me the salt-cellars you gave me an envelope with this name on it: "Hugh Bernard, 2, Gray's Inn Road."</p>
<hi rend="italic">the inderpreter translated a letter written by the female prisoner from Hollow prison to the Magistrate, in which she whole guilt upon her
<lb/>self, and in the strongest manner declared the innocence of her husband.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-88" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. The male prisoner came to live at my house in Cochrane Street at the end of September or the beginning of November—both the prisoners lived with me—the female came for a fortnight, but she left long before Christmas—he always paid the rent regularly—during the time he lived there he was always sober—I never had occasion to find fault with his conduct—I believe he was writing a book—I believe he received money from his parents every week—I used to tidy his room for him—I never saw any things in his room which did not belong to him—he only had one large box; that was locked, I never opened it—on the Friday when the police came his overcoat was being repaired; that was being done by a person upstairs; she is not here—at eleven o'clock that night he was in my house—I found no hat box in his room; the hat was there, but no box—I do not know a man named Cramer, I saw him at the Police-court—I believe he was told to stop from coming in, that foreigners were not allowed, that was what the people told me—I believe it was the police that said so—I spoke about it at the time and Sergeant Martin apologised before me—the prisoner showed me some letters that he had got from the Post Office—I have received many annoyances from his wife—they have quarelled—he has received insulting and menacing letters, and people have come to the house and made a row.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have several times visited the prisoner in prison—I am married—my husband is at sea—it was not on my account that there were rows between the prisoners—I never knew of it—I have seen the female prisoner in prison once or twice—it was sometimes one and some
<lb/>times the other—my husband has been away six months—he was then at Alexandria—he is in the merchant service—I last heard from him two months ago—I let one room in my house, and that was to the male prisoner—I was called as Witness at the police-court—I did not know whether I was called for the prosecution or the defence—when the prisoner was arrested, Sergeant Martin told me to be at the court in case I was Wanted, and I Went—I did not Magistrate that I had never seen the two prisoner together—I don't think that question was asked me—my deposition was read over to me before I signed it.(
<hi rend="italic">The deposition being read stated</hi>: "I have never seen the prisoner together")—that is a mistake; I could not have said that—I don't think I said it—I was not asked about the prisoner having his coat mended in the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. McNEILL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-called</hi>). I knew the prisoner before christmas—he came with another foreigner, to stop in same room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner, in his defence, protested his innocence, and asserted that the man Cramer was the guilty party.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Of receiving.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at Clerkenwell on 2nd January</hi>, 1894.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LUCIE BELLAMY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-367-18950422 t18950422-367-punishment-24"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. common Sergeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">to one only</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering the endorsement to a cheque for £4,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a receipt for £5 16s. 9d., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-371-18950422 t18950422-371-punishment-31"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18950422-372-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>** to stealing a watch, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-372-offence-1 t18950422-name-104"/>Wilfred Bear</persName>; to stealing two rings, a locket, and £59s. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-372-offence-1 t18950422-name-105"/>George Sproston</persName>, having been convicted at Clerkenwell on February 19th, 1894.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Ten Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-373-offence-1 t18950422-name-107"/>Alfred Upster Ibberson</persName>, by false pretences;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to feloniously receiving.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Several previous convic
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-373-18950422 t18950422-373-punishment-33"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-374-offence-1 t18950422-name-109"/>Alice Bradford</persName>, his wife being alive.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-374-18950422 t18950422-374-punishment-34"/>
<hi rend="italic">Two Days' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-375-offence-1 t18950422-name-112"/>Frederick Marks</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Stone.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-113" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS OLIVER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi>) On April 14, about 7.30 p.m., I was in Tagg Road, Bedfont, and saw a cart by the roadside, and the horse grazing—Stone was standing on the grass—my suspicions were excited, and I spoke to a coachman, who walked back with me to where I had seen the cart and horse—they had gone, but Davis was leading the horse in a field—it was a bay gelding—I told him I was a police officer and should take him to the station—he began</p>
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<p>to cry and said that a man up the road was going to give him a shilling to take the horse to him—he had the nosebag on his shoulder, and said that Stone told him to take the nosebag and go in the field and bring it to him—the gate had been taken off the hinges and opened about three feet—I took the horse to the station—it had a headstall on—I com
<lb/>municated with the police at Hounslow, and afterwards saw Stone there, and the same horse and cart—he was taken back to Bedfont.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. This was Easter Sunday—I know now that Stone is a licensed cabman, and that his father is a tradesman in Notting Hill—this cart was not Stone's, he had borrowed it—when he was standing by his horse the prosecutor's horse was about thirty feet off—when I called Stone I could not see Davis, but I could see the prosecutor's horse—I went to the prosecutor's coachman and returned with him, and the prisoner's horse and cart had then gone, but the boy was just coming out of the field with the other horse—I did not hear Stone say, "The boy was going to steal a horse and I left him because I did not want to get into trouble"—I have made inquiries about Stone, but find nothing against him—they do not grant licences to persons whose characters do not bear inquiry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I first saw the horse the boy was holding it in the high road, fifteen feet from the gate—it is a light gate, about nine feet long, and the boy could lift it off the hinges.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-114" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-114" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BELCHER</persName> </hi>. I am coachman to Mr. Marks, of Bedfont—on April 3rd I saw this bay horse safe in a meadow in Tagg Road—the gate was padlocked, and had two staples and a chain—on April 14th, about 7.30 p m., Oliver spoke to me, and I went with him to the meadow, and saw the boy coming out holding the horse by the headstall—Oliver detained him—the horse is worth £10.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I locked the gate—I was there at 5.30 p.m.—people do not get out of their carts and picnic in the fields there on Easter Sunday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Davis.</hi> You were not in the main road when I saw you with the horse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-115" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-115" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WILLOUGHBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On April 14th I received informa
<lb/>tion at the Hounslow Station from Bedfont, and looked out for the prisoner, and about 7.40 that evening I stopped Davis driving a horse and cart, about two miles from Bedfont—he said he came from Latimer Road, Notting Hill, and had only been as far as the public-house on the heath—I took him to the station, and then asked where his nosebag was—he said he left it with the boy—I said, "What boy?"—he said, "The boy down the road"—I said, "Why did you leave the boy?"—he said, "Because the police were after him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I made a note of the conversation in my book, but did not use it before the Magistrate, I relied on my memory—I hear that his father lives at Notting Hill—he said, "I only came down to give the horse a run, and I gave him a feed of grass; I have only been as far as the public-house on the heath"—he said he left the boy because he did not want both to get into trouble.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-116" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-116" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SYMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi>) I am stationed at Bedfont—I was present when Stone was brought in—Davis had been previously detained—they were both put in the dock and charged with stealing a horse—Stone</p>
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<p>said that he was passing the road with Davis, and saw the horse in the field and gave him something to eat because he thought he wanted a feed—Davis said, "No, you gave me the nosebag because you wanted to get the horse, and said you would give me 1s."—Stone said, "It is a lie."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Davis's defence.</hi> He said, "Go into the field and put the nosebag on the horse"; he never told me to steal the horse, and never said anything about Is.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Stone father gave him a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">STONE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-375-18950422 t18950422-375-punishment-36"/>Three Days' Imprisonment,</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-375-18950422 t18950422-375-punishment-37"/>and Twelve Strokes with a Birch.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-376-offence-1 t18950422-name-118"/>James Walwyn Hine</persName>, and stealing a banjo, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-119" type="given" value="JAMES WALWYN"/>JAMES WALWYN HINE</persName> </hi>. I keep a music shop at 275, Fulham Road—on March 21st all my windows and doors were fastened; none of them were broken—I was called by a constable about two a.m., went into the street, and saw that the plate glass of the shop door was smashed in—there are no shutters—I missed this banjo from a case in my window—a hand going through the window could take it; the opening was wide enough to admit a man's head and shoulders—the case has two doors inside the shop, and inside the case I found a large piece of concrete—these two pegs were broken off the banjo—I swear to it by my private mark—it is worth £2 10s.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-120" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD COOMBS</persName> </hi>. I am deputy at a lodging-house, 7, Venables Street, Marylebone—the prisoner has lodged there about two months—Richard
<lb/>son, who was originally charged with him, lodged there too—on Friday, the 22nd, at 3.30 a.m., I met him in the passage with this banjo under his arm—I said, "What a beautiful instrument it is"—he was alone—he went up to Richardson's bedroom, and I went up with him at eight a.m., and they had a conversation about putting now keys into the instrument—the prisoner did not say where he got it; he said he would give Richardson 2s. to pledge it—I thought it was his property.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-121" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HARDEN</persName> </hi> (342
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>) I saw the window broken, and called Mr. Hine up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-122" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant D</hi>) In consequence of information, I took the prisoner at nine a.m. on the 22nd, and took him to the station where Richardson was—when he went in Richardson said, "That is the man who gave me the banjo to pawn"—the prisoner made no reply—they were taken to Chelsea Station, and on the remand Richardson was discharged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950422-name-123" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-123" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GASTON</persName> </hi> (321
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>) I was on duty with Laker near Charlotte Street on March 22nd, and saw Richardson with this banjo—I followed him into Mr. Booker's shop, told him I was a policeman, and took him to the station, where he was charged, and afterwards, on explanation, dis
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner defence.</hi> I am guilty of taking the banjo home; I found it. I never broke into the shop; it was no good to me, and I took it home and handed it to the man to pawn; he can play, and if he had had</p>
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<p>any money he would have bought it. As to breaking into the shop, I was never near it I carried it home publicly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">indicted for wilful and corrupt perjury</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">moved to quashed the third and only remaining (the other counts having been quashed at the last session) upon the ground that there was no evidence in the deposition upon which it could be supported. The affidavit as to certain facts required by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was produced and read. After hearing</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOYSES</hi> in reply, the
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">ruled that there was a variance of substance between facts in the depositions and assignments contained in the Third Count, and there fore quashed the Third Count also.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Charles.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He has been in the habit of ill-using me and kick
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the prisoner at that time; my attention was not called to his hand—I do not think the wound behind the ear could have been caused by the woman holding the knife in her hand and having it forced back upon her—the direction of the wound was rather forward—I have not examined her wounds since—they will probably heal, and no ill effects will follow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G</hi>) Early on the morning of the 6th I was in St. John's Road—I heard some screams, and went to this house—I met the prisoner coming out—I said "Hallo, what have you been doing here?"—he said "I have stabbed a woman; fetch me a cab"—I handed him over to another constable, and took the woman to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not seem excited.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Elliott twelve months, and Preston about eight months—as far as I know, they never had an angry word in their lives—Elliott showed a most kindly feeling towards him—when we took him to the hospital we both undressed him—I heard no words between them—they only quarrelled over an old india-rubber mat, which, belonged to Elliott—Preston claimed it, but it did not belong to his cab.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-141" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ALLABONE</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver, of Branch Place, Hoxton—on Monday, 1st April, about a quarter to six in the afternoon, I was in Warren Mews—I did not see anyone at first—I afterwards saw the prisoner and deceased struggling together—I went and parted them—they then took off their coats and began sparring—they fell to the ground, Preston undermost—I did not hear what they were quarrelling about—the only words I heard were, "There is No. 10 on the mat and No.10 on the cab"—when they fell Preston's head went on to the gulley, which is paved—when Elliott got up I rubbed him down with wash-leather, and he went to the tank—his left eye was bleeding—I did not notice any injury to Preston—they were both perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the beginning of it—I don't know who struck the first blow—Preston did not seem any the worse for the encounter; they both got up without any assistance—it did not last more than five minutes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said at once that there had been a fight.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The fracture at the back of the head would not be caused by a blow in the face—it would be due to the fall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate said that the quarrel was about the mat, and in the struggle for it they fell, but it was quite an accident.</hi> </p>
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<p>Terrace—I was called to see the deceased lad on the 14th, about half-past four—he was then dead—he had recently died; he was about nineteen—I made a post-mortem—I found large extravasation of veinous blood on the right cover of the right hemisphere, which had evidently proceeded from a rupture of one of the lung veins inside the skull—my opinion was that the bleeding had been arrested for a time, and a clot had formed—there was a contused wound at the back of the head that might have been caused by a fall; that would account for the hemorrhage—the broken vein was about an inch from that part of the head—the cause of death was the hemorrhage on the brain; that might have been caused by a fall, or a severe blow on the head—I was told that he had run upstairs two steps at a time, and then fainted—that might have caused the hemorrhage to recommence—of course he ought to have been kept perfectly quiet; if he had had medical attendance there would have been a chance of recovery.</p>
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<lb/>soner gave evidence there—I afterwards arrested him on the charge of manslaughter; he made no reply to the charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-150" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the deceased—I do not remember his falling the day after the fight, or his hurting his face and nose—there was nobody with him at the time he got out of bed—I was, told that he had injured his face and head—when I went up to him he was lying on the floor—he had come down—he did not run up the stairs; I put my hand under his arm, and he went up like that—he seemed very poorly and distressed, as if he was insensible.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-151" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I saw this affair—I saw Jenkins take off his coat—I saw Wilson strike him in the face while he was taking off his coat—when he had got it off they started fighting—Jenkins hit Wilson, and he fell to the ground.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. HARRIS</hi>. I saw the deceased strike the prisoner first.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. CHILD</hi>. I saw the two lads fighting—I did not see the first blow struck—I saw the deceased picked up unconscious.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-152" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BELLINDER</persName> </hi>. Wilson began the fight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Coroner said</hi>: "The deceased offered to fight any of us boys; he walked up to me and hit me in the face. I did not strike him first; I agreed to fight him; before I took off my coat he struck me again. I then took off my coat and struck him, and knocked him over, and he fell on the ground in the roadway."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-157" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Chigwell Road, St. George's-in-the-East—the prisoner, her husband, and two children occupied a room there, I being the landlord—they furnished the room—on the early morning of April 9th I was aroused by screams—I put on my trousers and came downstairs with a candle to the prisoner's room—I found children's wear
<lb/>ing apparel and bed-clothes burning, some on the bed, and some on the ground—the prisoner's husband was there; he was trying to put it out, and I helped him—there was paraffin on the bed-clothes that were burning—I picked up the clothes on the floor, and put them in the stove, and put water on them—you could smell oil on them, and you could smell paraffin burning—the only paraffin I saw in the room was what was on the clothes—I saw a paraffin oil can on the floor, about a foot from the bed-stead—when I went into the room the prisoner was sitting on the side of the bed, dressed in her day clothes; her boots were not on—I saw three chairs, as if they had been put alongside the bedstead to make it wider; they were close against the bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The fire was burning when I came into the room.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On the early morning of April 9th I was called, and I found the prisoner in the room, standing by the bedside, fully dressed; the little girl and a little boy were in the bed at the time—clothing was about the floor, and there were some burnt things on the bed—the sheet the children were lying on, on the bed, was saturated with paraffin oil—the children's clothing and wearing apparel on the floor was saturated with paraffin in the same way as the sheet—the oil can was lying on its side on the floor between the bed on which the children were lying and the bed that had been made on the chairs—there was no cork or anything in it; it was quite open; there was a very small portion of oil at the bottom—there was a little paraffin oil spilt on the floor close by the side of the bed, and close by where the can would lie—I took the prisoner into custody, and told the prisoner the charge—she said, "Take me where I ought to be, and I will explain. I think it is time all my grievances were settled up. It is supposed to be me that did it. Prove that I did it, and I will be satisfied"—I saw no lamp in the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in her statement before the Magistrate said</hi>: "I deny that I did it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-159" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CLARKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>). She is a kind mother to her children—she was in a very drunken state—she had been drinking all the week—she must have had a touch of delirium tremens.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner said in her defence</hi>: "I never intended to hurt anyone; it must have been purely an accident."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was rather dark—there were very few people about—I was not many seconds on the ground—they turned me on my face on the ground—I do not say that the prisoner struck me, or did anything to put me on the ground—I had not seen him before—when I saw him again he was in custody—he did not say he was walking home, and that I rushed against him and knocked him down—I did not see the policeman catch him; I saw the policeman take up the chase—the police
<lb/>man caught him about thirty yards from me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Only the three men in the street were running.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was running after the prisoner, and the policeman took up the chase and got ahead of me—I saw the prisoner go round the corner, and when I got to the corner I saw him in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi> (305
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). At 2.30 on 7th April I was on duty in Commer
<lb/>cial Street, and heard cries of "Murder" and "Police" from the direction of Brick Lane—I ran in that direction and saw the prisoner running, and the prosecutor after him—I did not see anyone else in that street—I tried to catch him; he dodged under my arm by the public-house at the corner, and started across the road; as he crossed the road he threw some money from his right hand—I followed him into Old Castle Street, where I caught him—I did not lose sight of him from the time I started chasing him—as soon as I caught him he said, "All right, governor; I will go quiet"—he made no charge against the prosecutor of having hit him then, but he did after he had been charged at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner bent as he went across the road and threw money along the street; I heard it rattle—I went there afterwards, but found nothing—the prisoner did not say that 2s. 10 1/2 d. had fallen out of his pocket—I was standing at the junction of Wentworth and Com
<lb/>mercial Streets when I heard the cries, about 150 yards in a direct line from where the robbery took place—I was too far off to see the assault—I started and saw the prisoner and prosecutor coming towards me—I saw no other men there—the prisoner did not say that he was walking home, when the prisoner pushed against him, calling out "Murder" and "Stop thief;" he said after he was charged that the prosecutor knocked him</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The prosecutor was perfectly sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950422-385-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in March, 1893.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950422-387-offence-1 t18950422-name-171"/>Sarah Ann Baines</persName>, and other sums from two other persons.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18950422-name-176" type="given" value="BERTHA"/>BERTHA MOSES</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 43, Amberley Road, Paddington—on March 9th the male prisoner took lodgings for his mother at my house—he said that he travelled with a pony and cart, taking out washing or moving—his mother came that day and stayed eight days, and left on Friday, the 15th, when the son called with two ponies and two carts—Mr. Bates's cart was one of them—he left, leaving his mother there—she left at nine o'clock, and said that she was going to her daughter at Syden
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<lb/>friars Road, where I live, and I bought the pony, trap and harness for £3 10s.—this is the receipt—I know him as "Harry."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> All the workmen would know that—Cashman has been employed in the City two years—if he was not going to work, his duty would be to report it to the office.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I asked Smith what he was standing there for—he said, "I have just come out of the sewer; I work there"—I did not see Cashman run, or the others.</p>
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<p>road and followed Johnson—he ran up some steps, and I took him—Cashman was walking away; I caught him at the east end of Cannon Street Station—he said, "What is the matter? I have just been to see the foreman of the sewers"—I gave him in charge—I had seen all four prisoners at the London Stone public-house conversing together at 11.45.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Cashman was walking at a quick pace—I was in uniform—he did not say that he had seen the foreman of the City Sewers—I knew him working at the sewers.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi> 67). Early last Saturday morning I was called to the premises of the Sewers' Commission, Upper Thames Street—I examined the window, and found two marks on it corresponding with this jemmy, and a pane of glass broken in the top sash, large enough to admit a man's hand—I found on Caahman a memorandum book and a cash-book.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>*—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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