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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-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>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 20th, 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; Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-2" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWARD"/>CHARLES EDWARD POLLOCK</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-3" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WILLS</persName> </hi>, Knt., two of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-4" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart. M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-5" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-6" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18950520-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="t18950520-name-8" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>, Knt.,
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18950520-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="t18950520-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="t18950520-name-12" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-13" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAND</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS GEORGE"/>THOMAS GEORGE BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANSIS ROBERT MIDDLETON PHILLIPS</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. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895,
<hi rend="italic">and Five Following Days.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>. C. F.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">Upon the joint application of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR EDWARD CLARKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">was then put on his trial, and also being</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">both the defendants were sentenced to Two Years' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895,</p>
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<p>Teddington—on March 13th I shut up his chestnut cob in a box in a field—the door was locked, but the key was not taken out—the field gate was locked—next morning the staple of the gate was drawn, and the cob was gone—I saw it next at Charing Cross Station—it was worth £50.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-24" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a horse dealer, of Reading—on March 14th the two prisoners came, and Greginson offered me a cob for sale for £15—they both took part in the conversation—I offered £8, and brought it up to £10—Greginson received the money—I afterwards handed the cob over to Magna—I identified it at the Police-court when it was returned from Paris—I knew the prisoners and had bought two horses of them before, and there were disputes about them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners had been convicted at Salisbury on April</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th of stealing two horses, and sentenced to Two Years' Hard Labour. Other convictions were proved against them; there were two other charges against both prisoners, which will have to be tried at Guildford.—
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and these cigars and tobacco and a pipe, worth altogether about 35s.—a man had the key of the lavatory about 11.30 the previous night—when I left the window of the saloon bar was securely fastened—I was at Westminster Police-court when the prisoner was examined—he said that we had no business to lock him in; that the barman gave him the key, and he was drunk and fell asleep—when I went to bed my coat was under a shelf behind the bar, not in the lavatory.</p>
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<lb/>tory—he appeared sober—I went to the manager, got it, and gave it to him, and did not see him again—I went to bed at 2.30, and when I came down in the morning I found the place in confusion, and the window un
<lb/>latched—I saw the prisoner next at the Police-court—he said if I gave him the key why did I not come and wake him up if I knew he was there—he had nothing to drink there—I had seen him once before, one morning—I had no idea he was on the premises when I went to bed—he had nothing to drink in the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCGWIRE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant, F</hi>). I examined these premises with Inspector Jeffery, made some inquiries, and went with Mr. White, the manager, to the station, where the prisoner was detained on a charge of drunkenness—he had this coat in his possession, which is identified—I searched him, and found some cigars, cigarettes, and copper money—I</p>
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<p>asked him where he got them—he said, "I got them from a man, I don't know who he is"—I said, "You will be charged with burglary at the Pelham Arms"—he said, "I had a fine
<hi rend="italic">boose</hi> and then I cleared out; they had no right to lock me in the house."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-31" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JEFFERY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector V</hi>). I was with McGwire at the Pelham Arms—I found the window of the saloon bar unfastened, a flower pot had been removed, the window opened, and an ornament removed—he had got out by getting on to the sill and dropping into the yard—the lavatory door was locked on the inside—I was told that the key was found in the water-closet—a pair of trousers and a waistcoat were produced by the barman as being left in the house—the prisoner claimed them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi> I changed my clothes there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-32" type="given" value="RICHARD EDWARD"/>RICHARD EDWARD BLAKE</persName> </hi> (315
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). On Sunday, May 12th, about 7.30 a.m., I was in Pelham Street, and saw the prisoner lying on the pavement—I shook him—he became very violent, and rose and closed with me three times—I succeeded in getting him to the corner of the street, where I got the assistance of another constable—I searched him at the station, and found these two bottles, one containing a portion of whisky, and the other port wine—he was wearing this coat—he was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I had a drop too much to drink with a mate, and went to this house and fell asleep in the closet. I don't know whether I got out at the window or door. I woke up-in. the evening at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-429-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You had your back turned to me when I saw you in Regency Street; I saw your side face—when I searched your place I found things showing that you were getting your living as a shoe-black.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective B</hi>). I was with Kamber, and saw the prisoner in Regency Street; we followed him—when he was stopped I searched him, and found on him six counterfeit florins in his right-hand trousers pocket, wrapped up in a piece of pink paper, and with a piece of paper between each coin—I asked him to account for the possession of these things—he made no answer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these are six counterfeit coins, all from the same mould, and wrapped up in separate papers as usual in such cases; they have been rubbed with lamp-black to give them a tone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence</hi>, I was going up Regency Street, and saw this piece of paper in the gutter; I picked it up, and I had no sooner done so than the two officers came up, and said, "What is that in your pocket?" I said, "I don't know; I think it is a watch." I did not know they were counterfeit coins. I am a cripple, and get my living as a shoe-black.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLAY</persName> </hi>. I am caretaker at Evelyn Buildings, Baldwin's Gardens—I have the letting of 11, Jerusalem Court, Clerkenwell—about; three months ago I let the back parlour there to the female prisoner—I have seen her there from time to time—she and her husband occupied the room—there were two or three children—I have seen Duval there, merely visiting, I daresay half a dozen times—I may have seen him twice in a week—I have seen him come in—I have seen the female prisoner at the door; Duval opened the door to me once—our collector had a very good reference with Crow; she always paid her rent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-58" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED NICHOLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). On 10th May I went with Mellersh and a sergeant to 11, Jerusalem Court, about one o'clock—I have seen the two prisoners together on twenty occasions, in public-houses and about—I have had them under observation for about a month—during that time I have seen Duval go up the court and into the doorway—I could not see into the room; it is a place on the model-dwellings system, and he went into the main entrance—I think I saw him at least twenty times in the last month—on 10th May, on approaching Jerusalem Court, the woman was standing in the entrance of No. 11—on catching sight of us she shouted, "Look out, Alf.!"—we made a rush to the doorway—she said, "You can't go in; this is my room"—we forced the door—I said to Duval, "We are police officers, and we shall arrest you and this woman for manufacturing counterfeit coin, and I shall search the room"—he said, "You need not do that; there is enough in that plate to hang me," pointing to a plate in the sink—I examined the plate; it contained half-a-dozen unfinished sixpences on a wire, covered with solution—on a chair near the sink I saw seven finished counterfeit sixpences—I noticed something on the fire; I raked it out, and came on a small portion of a mould, containing part of a sixpence, also some copper wire, and two pieces of metal like clamps used in coining—I searched Duval, and found on him 2s. 6d. in silver—I noticed one of the sixpences bearing the date of 1893—at that time it was slightly covered with plaster of Paris, as if just manufactured—I noticed his hands; they had plaster of Paris on them; a handkerchief was lying on the table with plaster of Paris on it—I asked who it belonged to; he said to him—I searched the room; whilst doing so the woman threw a piece of paper on the floor; Mellersh picked it up, and handed it to me; it contained a counterfeit sixpence—Crow said, "That has nothing to do with me; I only let the man come in to sleep; the reason I shouted out was I thought you were School Board officers"—I found in the room plaster of Paris, and some wet plaster of Paris in a saucer, some nitrate of silver, cyanide of potassium, copper wire, some old metal, and some black grease, all things used in manufacturing coin—they were taken to the station, charged, and the charge read over—no reply—Mellersh took the woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Crow.</hi> You were not sitting on the doorstep—you did not say, "Open the door, Alf"—you said, "Look out, Alf!"—it was when you threw the paper down that you said, "That has nothing to do with me."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). I have seen the two prisoners together on four occasions—I have seen them near Jerusalem Court; I have seen them enter the court—on Friday, 10th May, at eleven o'clock,</p>
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<p>I went with Nichols to the back parlour—I arrested the female prisoner—I saw her drop a piece of paper; I picked it up—she said, "That has nothing to do with me; "it contained a counterfeit sixpence—I took her to the station, and charged her with having this in her possession—she nude no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The six unfinished sixpences found in the plate are all counterfeit, roughly made—the good sixpence has been used as a pattern from which a mould is taken—there are seven counterfeit coins from the same mould—fourteen were found altogether—I have examined all the articles produced; they are such as are used in manufacturing counterfeit coins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner Crow, in her defence, protested her innocence, stating that she knew nothing of what Duval was doing, that she had only permitted him to lie down in the room, and that while he was there she sat on the door-step until the officers arrived.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-439-18950520 t18950520-439-punishment-15"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">a prison warder, proved many convictions of Duval, in two of which he was sentenced to Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DUVAL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> WILLIAMS,
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's wife's sister stated that his wife eloped with a man, and that before going through the ceremony with the second woman, he told her that he was married.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950520-444-offence-1 t18950520-name-72"/>George Long</persName>, and stealing a watch, his property, having been convicted at Clerkenwell on July 2nd, 1894. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-444-18950520 t18950520-444-punishment-23"/>Fourteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEVER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Holloway.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—they had been absolutely wrenched away from the building.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A dealer would not give 12s. a cwt.; he would buy to get a profit—these chandeliers are only old brass now—I did not hear Hollo way give directions to look for the man who bought the lead.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KNOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). On April 22nd, at two p.m., I arrested Smith in Mansell Road, and told him he would be charged with stealing a quantity of lead pipe from 44, Mansell Road—he said, "Then I am not b—y well coming"—he became very violent—I took him to the station, and said, "This is the lead pipe you will be charged with stealing"—he said, "Yes, but if I was to drop dead, I know nothing about it," pointing to the property from 8, Askew Road, "I believe that is the man I bought it of," pointing to Holloway, who said, "Do you say you bought it of me?"—Smith said, "Yes."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Holloway and his brother did not point out Smith to me, but they said that he was in that neighbourhood—they assisted me to find him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Holloway gave me no assistance whatever, but he gave me a description, and I saw a man answering the description on one of the roads.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Cobbold Road, Shepherd's Bush, and work for Holloway—on Saturday evening I saw Smith come out of the yard with Holloway—they went to a public-house—Smith was not carry
<lb/>ing anything; but about 8.5 I saw a bag with lead pipe in it on the chaff-box, which was not there an hour before—I was not in the shop while Smith was in the yard, and cannot tell whether he went into the shop, and cannot tell you whether the lead was put into the scale; but there is a scale in the yard—I saw Smith on, I think, the night before; I think I saw him every night that week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Holloway employs another boy, about my size—his wife looks after the business when he is out—I do not know whether the other lot of lead was bought when he was out; the rag-sorter does that—Holloway has been out on bail ever since he was at the Police-court—I was called to identify Smith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Holloway has another shop—he came there that evening at eight o'clock, on the van—I did not nee Smith come into the yard; he may have been there when I returned with Holloway—when lead arrives it is put in the stable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-79" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BADCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). On April 2nd, about 9.30 a.m., I went to Holloway's shop, 36, Becker Road—I made this note shortly afterwards—I said, "Have you bought any lead pipe since Saturday last, as there has been a quantity stolen from a house in Askew Road; have you or your man bought any?"—he said "No"—I said, "We are going to search your place? Where do you keep your metal?"—he said, "In the yard and stable"—in a stable in the yard there was a quantity of old lead, which the witness with us failed to identify—I said, "Have you</p>
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<p>any more?"—he said, "I have not another bit in the place"—I continued to search, and found the lead stolen from Askew Road—Hollo way said, "I did not know that was here"—Sewell identified it—I asked Holloway to account for it being in his possession—he said, "I don't know; I was away all day on Saturday; some of my boys must have bought it"—I waited for him to make inquiry—he did so, and said that they did not know—I said, "Have you made inquiries of all your boys?"—he said, "Yes, and they don t know"—I said, "I shall take you in custody; you will be most likely charged with stealing and receiving it, come along"—he said, "I may as well tell you the truth. When I came home on Saturday night it was in the scale, and I paid 3s. 6d. for it"—it weighed 71 lbs. without the five bags and without the lamps—there was also 25 lbs. on the floor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He did not deny that there was lead in the stable, and I went in and could see it at once; that was stolen lead and he did not attempt to conceal it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I was taking him away I feel convinced he did not say to Tilbury, the sorter, "Look for the man that brought the lead," but he may have quietly—his man and I were looking for Smith shortly after, but he did not know that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Holloway received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>lock of the front door they forced that of the side door, and stole tyres worth £50—I had been cementing the floor, and found marks in it where they had been standing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman V</hi>). On December 14th I was with Eyre and examined Taylor's workshop—the side door had been forced open, and the place was in great disorder—the new cemented floor was marked with indiarubber slippers, which I traced to 25, Ferrier Street—I went there with Eyre—Miss Tomkins let me in—I saw the prisoner in the kitchen with this coat in his hand—on seeing me he dropped it—I found the greater part of the property there and this screw wrench—the prisoner cleared the fence—I went after him and chased him for about a mile and a half, and lost sight of him and did not see him again till April 29th at the West London Police-court—I have no doubt he is the man, I knew him by sight before—I found these shoes in the room, compared them with the marks on the new cement in the workshop, and they corre
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure I saw you and a man, who is undergoing</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure I know you—you were in the house ten days with a prostitute—I picked out another man first, but it was in a dark cell, and I was nervous, and was in a place where there were so many, and you held your head back—as soon as I saw you in Court I knew you—my husband was not there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-87" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EYRE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman V</hi>). I went with Gough to 25, Ferrier Street, and saw the prisoner leave the kitchen, with this coat in his hand—I knew him before—he dropped his hat and coat in the passage and ran out without coat, boots, or hat—Gough chased him—I picked the coat up, and found this wrench in it—I found these slippers in the kitchen, compared them with the cement, and they fitted.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-447-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">and two other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-92" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY GREENFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am parlour-maid to Mr. McNaghten—when I went to bed on 2nd May at a little past eleven I shut the library win
<lb/>dow, but did not fasten it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-93" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SOMERS</persName> </hi> (111
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). On 3rd May, at 2.30 a.m. I was on duty by St. Gabriel's Church, and saw Smith outside No. 32—he turned towards Aldeney Street, walking very sharply—I examined the house, and while I was in front of it Smith returned—I asked him what he was doing there—he said he was just going home—I asked him if he knew if there was anyone else about there—he said he did not—I took him in custody, and shortly afterwards I saw Driscoll strike a match and walk round the library—I handed Smith over to a constable and blew my whistle—a lady opened the door, and I went in and found Driscoll—Smith was charged at the station—he said he had just come over Ebury Bridge and left two
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi> there—I asked him if he had been talking to a woman—he said "No"—I asked him if he had been there before—he said "No"—I saw a woman a long way off—I did not know Smith before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I was near enough to you to see that it was</p>
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<p>you—you were not going to walk straight past me, you stopped in front of the house while I was in the doorway—you did not come to me before I called you, and ask me if there was anything wrong.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-94" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (103
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). Somers handed Smith into my custody—he said, "What are you holding me for; I was only coming along the street: I am not going to get away and make a fool of myself; let me button my coat, I feel rather cold."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WATTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective A</hi>). I know the two prisoners; I have seen them together eighteen months or two years ago—they do not live in the same house, but I have seen them standing outside the Star and Garter, Great Peter Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I know you were in Wales, but that was previous; it is between eighteen months and two years since I saw you together—Driscoll has donetwelve months' imprisonment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, denied ever having seen Driscoll before, and said that as he was passing the house the officer arrested him.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on July</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1894,
<hi rend="italic">and two other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DRISCOLL</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-448-18950520 t18950520-448-punishment-26"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">B</hi>—I went down, and found a window at the back, open—the cover of a chair had been disturbed, but nothing was taken—I never saw the prisoner before.</p>
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<lb/>ing it—I closed with him, and we fell—Sergeants Denning and Harrison came to my assistance—the prisoner was very violent on the ground; he kicked Sergeant Harrison—we took his boots off and took him to the station and charged him with burglary—he laughed and said, "I was</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was called to you by a man standing by Bucking
<lb/>ham Palace Mansions—I called on you to surrender, and rubbed you down—I did not put my hands in your pockets—I did not produce the ring from your pocket—I used no violence to you—I did not use my staff—since your committal you wrote and gave your address 34, Boniface Road—I found that your sister had lived there, but had left—you did not give her address on your arrest—the key opened your door, but not the door in Buckingham Palace Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The, prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, stated that he had too much to drink and was with a girl; that he was not near the window, but went up a turning for a certain purpose when the constable took him and knocked him down and nearly choked him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. STANLEY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prisoner was sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950520-449-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 at Clerkenwell on January</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1891,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of James Delany, when he was sentenced to five years' penal servitude, and three other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PICKERSGILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> When I first saw you, you were not alone—I did not baffle your leg—you were not punished, nor hit in the mouth, nor knocked down—a complaint was made that I threw you down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. There were no marks of violence upon the prisoner at the station—he did not ask to be examined by the doctor to ascertain if he had been ill-used.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I had not been ruptured before this.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-112" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS STOUGHTON</persName> </hi> (675
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). I was with Boddy in Stanhope Street on the night of the 30th March—the prisoner and others were behaving in a very disorderly manner, and making use of obscene language—we requested them to go away quietly—they all did so except the prisoner—we took the prisoner into custody—he kicked Boddy in the bowels—I did not kick the prisoner—he was being conveyed to the station when he kicked Boddy in the lower part of the stomach—I did not notice the effect of the kick on Boddy till after the charge was taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-113" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD EVELYN</persName> </hi> (18
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). I first saw the prisoner when ho was held on the ground by the last witnesses—he was kicking very violently—I assisted in getting him to the station—he was violent all the way—he kicked Boddy in the private parts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner did not complain at the station—there was an inspector there—no violence was used to the prisoner before he kicked the constable, nor afterwards beyond keeping him in safe custody—no marks of violence were on his head or body.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> A gentleman complained at the station—he gave the name of Buses, of 112, Stanhope Street—he refused to come again to the station when he knew the nature of the assault, and we have not seen him since—you were not carried in frog fashion nor kicked in the jaw—I had not hold of your feet—the sergeant did not tell me of it, nor that he would report me—I was going to put the hand
<lb/>lets on, and when you saw them you walked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner did not complain to the Magistrate—there was no mark on his cheek.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950520-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950520-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950520-name-114" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18950520-name-114" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOORE</persName> </hi>. I live at 56, Albany Street—I am divisional surgeon—I examined Boddy on the early morning of March 31st, at the Police-station—I found he was ruptured in the right groin, and suffering pain from the tenderness of the swelling—I would expect pain from rupture from a kick, not from an ordinary rupture—he is still under my care—he is still off duty—he was unable to go to the Police-court till the 23rd of April—the wall of the abdomen was broken, but not the external skin which forms part of the wall—the bowel protruded and could be felt through the skin—he is permanently injured—two courses are open to him; he will either be obliged to wear a truss to support the part, or else an operation will have to be performed—many officers of the Police wear a truss—in six weeks or two months he may be able to return to duty—to the alternative of an operation there are three possible results: he may die under the operation, the mortality being five to fifteen per cent.; secondly, the operation may fail; thirdly, it may be successful—the percentage of failures is twenty to thirty—I am speaking of such a person as Boddy—that would leave seventy to eighty per cent, of success
<lb/>ful operations—if successful, he would not have to wear a truss—the operation would have to be performed at once.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in defence, said he was going home when the constable followed on his heels. Some young fellows he knew wanted to take him home. The policeman punched him in the back and knocked him on the ground; he struggled for breath and if he kicked the policeman it was not done wilfully, but accidentally, in the struggle to get away. Two or three gentlemen complained, and when the sergeant came up a gentleman said he would report him if he did not put a stop to it; the policeman having kicked him in the jaw and knocked him about very much till and when he got in the dock.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-453-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**†—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-453-18950520 t18950520-453-punishment-30"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERGEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">concurred in the commendation by the Grand Jury of the policeman's courage, and regretted the law did not empower him to direct a reward.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-118" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY GROVER</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to De Selincourt and Son, of 16 and 18, Cannon Street—on May 3rd the prisoners came in together, one followed the other closely through the folding doors—Wilson said she wanted to buy a job
<hi rend="italic">line</hi>—Hanstead was near her—I recognised Wilson, and my suspicions were aroused—I showed them some silk, and they wanted some patterns cut off—I turned round to get another piece of silk and heard the noise of silk being pulled along, I turned round and Wilson was leaning like this between me and Hanstead—there is a support in the middle of the counter, but it is open on both sides, and the silk could be drawn from under it—the noise stopped, and when I looked away I heard it again under the counter—I went up to them and said, "Have you another
<hi rend="italic">line</hi>?" Wilson said, "We will buy the other
<hi rend="italic">line</hi> some where else"—they got very near the door, and I could see the shape of a piece of silk under Hanstead's skirt—it was rolled up like this, paper and all—I pushed by Wilson, and caught hold of Hanstead and said, "You cannot go, you have a piece of silk"—she tried to push me away and kicked it from under her skirt; it dropped, and she kicked it away—this is it—I know that it was under the counter that afternoon—I picked it up fifteen or twenty yards from there—there are eighty-six yards, value £4 6s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No one was serving or inside the warehouse but me—there were no other customers—I heard the prisoners say that they did not know one another—I say they were together, because one followed the other in immediately—they told the prosecutor they did not know one another—from the very first moment I was pretty confident they were trying to rob me—my mind has been trained by my experience in shop
<lb/>lifting—a great number of these rolls of silk were placed under the counter—I placed about four rolls of silk on the table; there were none there before I began to serve them—Hanstead said that the roll of silk stuck to her dress—I tried to keep it there—Wilson said she was a respectable woman, of Hackney.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The piece of silk I found at her feet was not one of the pieces I put on the counter—it was not a job
<hi rend="italic">line</hi>—they did not deny before the Magistrate that they knew each other—what they said was, "We will get the job
<hi rend="italic">line</hi> elsewhere."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Hanstead's skirt was made with a slit down to the knees—the noise I heard was under the counter where the silk was—it was rolled up, and if it was pulled slowly it would make a noise like this (
<hi rend="italic">Pulling it along.</hi>)—some silk had been stolen on the Wednesday before—Wilson was in the shop that day, and I was therefore suspicious.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I was sent for to Messrs. De Selincourt's, and on opening the door I saw Mr. Grover and the prisoners just inside the swing-doors, and this piece of silk lying on the ground at Hanstead's feet, which Grover said she had taken from under the counter and placed under her dress—Hanstead said, "I have not taken it; it could not have been me; I came in separate from her"—Wilson said that she did not know Hanstead, having come into the warehouse separately—Hanstead said that she came in to buy a job
<hi rend="italic">line</hi>, and met Wilson in the shop—both their dresses were made similar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The dresses were shown to the female searcher—she is not here—when the prisoners were charged with stealing the silk they made no reply—it would not be correct to say Wilson said, "I don't know anything about it; "Hanstead said, "I did not drop it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-454-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950520-454-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">They then both</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction of a like offence in the names of Ward and Sadler at this Court on June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-454-18950520 t18950520-454-punishment-31"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude, having still a portion of their former sentence to serve</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARBER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Freemasons' Arms, Bryant Street, Bethnal Green—on Sunday night, April 21st, I closed my house—I heard a noise at the window about 12.45, got out of bed, went to my bedroom door, and saw the prisoner outside—I knew him—I walked him into my room and locked the door—I afterwards took him downstairs, called a constable and charged him—he had this fish-knife in his hand (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character, and the prosecutor recommended him to mercy.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950520-name-126" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-126" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES NAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a clothier, of 115, Petting Road, Bow—the prisoner was in my service five months—he had to go for orders for suits of clothes among the men in the
<hi rend="italic">'bus</hi> yard, and when</p>
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<p>the goods were ready they were handed to him to deliver to the customer who paid him a deposit, and gave his signature or mark, as having received them—I fixed the deposit, and after it was paid the prisoner had a general discretion as to the instalments—on January 15th he brought me this order, purporting to come from Warren, for a coat and waistcoat, price £2 2s., but I ultimately charged £2 3s. 6d., because another collar was put on—I made the clothes, and handed them to the prisoner, who brought me this receipt, signed "S. Warren," on January 28th—I asked him whether it was right—he said, "Yes"—on January 22nd he brought me an order for a pair of cord trousers in the name of Bailey, which I handed to the prisoner, who brought back a receipt—on February 11th he brought me an order for a suit of clothes in the name of Bedding—they were made up and handed to the prisoner on February 16th—he brought back a receipt, dated February 16th—I asked whether the sig
<lb/>nature was right—he said, "Yes"—on March 22nd he brought me an order for a suit of clothes, £2 16s.—they were made and handed to him on March 30th—he brought back a receipt dated March 30th, "R. Burt"—I asked him if the signature was right—he said, "Yes"—I have had something on account of each of those orders—I believed they were genuine signatures when I parted with my goods—in Easter week he never returned to business till Friday afternoon; but I received this letter from him. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he had received sums amounting to</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and had been with two friends to Lea Bridge, and made a fool of himself and lost, it; begging Mr. Naylor to look over it; and stating that he would call that evening</hi>)—it was his duty on Mondays to account for the money he had collected in the week—I over
<lb/>looked it, and went to see whether the business was right—I saw Warren, but not in the prisoner's presence—he worked two yards, and on the way to the third yard the prisoner said to me, "Will you allow me a moment to go and see somebody?"—he never returned, and on the following Monday I went round and made inquiries of Bedding and Burt, and then communicated with the police—he had kept the customers' instalments, otherwise I should have sued them for the money—this coat and waistcoat (
<hi rend="italic">Warren's</hi>) are mine, and so is this suit (
<hi rend="italic">Bedding's</hi>)—he had no right to pledge any of my goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> Your salary was £1 a week as general assistant—you were engaged in the shop for the first five weeks and did not rob me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-127" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WARREN</persName> </hi>. I am a horsekeeper at 24, Gibson's Buildings, Stoke Newington—at the end of January I gave the prisoner an order for a coat and waistcoat; I did not arrange with him for the price—he brought it the next week—the deposit was 8s., but I had only got 3s., and he took the clothes away—this "J. Warren" on this receipt is not my writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BEDDING</persName> </hi>. I am a horsekeeper, of 80, Mell Road—I ordered a suit of clothes of the prisoner in February at £3 12s.—he brought them and asked for 10s. deposit; I did not pay him anything, but I offered—he took the clothes away—this is my signature, "Please receive goods as per invoice, payments weekly.—Received,
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. BEDDING</hi>."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I offered you 5s.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-129" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BURT</persName> </hi>. I am a horsekeeper, of 22, Fellow Street, Kingsland—I gave the prisoner an order for a suit of clothes in March—he brought</p>
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<p>them—this is not my signature; I cannot write at all—I did not authorise anybody to write this for me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-130" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM DADD</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Dadd, a pawnbroker, of 192, Mare Street, Hackney—I produce a coat and waistcoat (
<hi rend="italic">Warrens</hi>) pledged by the prisoner on January 29th for 12s. in the name of Alfred Mayhew.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-131" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Athwil, a pawnbroker, of 478, Oldport Road—I produce a suit of clothes pledged on March 4th by George Hudson for 15s.—the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRADLIN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Wells, a pawnbroker of Clapham—I produce a suit of clothes pawned for 15s. in the name of John Hudson, New Road—I do not recognise the prisoner; I was not there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi>). On April 29th I arrested the prisoner, and told him I should take him for stealing clothing from his master—he said, "I pawned them, I have the tickets," and handed me these eight pawn tickets, among which are tickets from Dadd, Jull, and Bradlin—he said, "All the signatures on the receipts are correct signatures"—I searched him at Bow Street, and found nine more pawn
<lb/>tickets; he said that some were his property and some Mr. Mavor's—he gave me information which enabled me to trace the property—a general charge was made against him of stealing clothing value £20; he said, "I pledged them; I have the tickets in my pocket"—when he was charged he said that he had no intention to defraud.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAILEY</hi>. I am a horsekeeper—I gave the prisoner an order for a pair of trousers, which I received, but they were not according to my orders, so I sent them back—this receipt is not by me or anybody autho
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I agreed to certain prices with the horsekeepers, but in some cases he put on extra charges, and then they refused to have anything to do with them, and I did that which I am sorry for. If I had taken them back he would not have received them, and if I had not be would have discharged me. I am money out of pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor, who staled that he had given him all the assistance he could to find the property.—Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Remanded on bail, to give him an opportunity of remunerating the prosecutor.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950520-458-offence-1 t18950520-name-136"/>Woolf Silverman</persName>, and stealing a knife, a muffler, a shawl, and other articles, his property.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-137" type="given" value="WOOLF"/>WOOLF SILVERMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor, and live at 6, Zion House Square—I occupy two rooms on the first floor—on April 27th I closed the doors just upon twelve o'clock—the windows were closed, but I do not know whether the latch was fastened—I went to bed, and later on I heard a noise—I got up, went downstairs, and saw the prisoner—I went out,</p>
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<p>shouting "Stop thief!"—I went back, and could not find my boots to go to the station—the prisoner was wearing them at the station—I also missed this waistcoat which I have got on, and 8s. 9d. in money—I found say window open; anyone getting in there could get into the room where my boots were—I left them in the front room when I went to bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DAVIS</persName> </hi> (370
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was on duty near Zion Square about seven a.m.—I heard shouts, and saw the prisoner, followed by Harry Silverman—I stopped him, and took him to the station—he was wearing these boots, and I found on him this butcher's knife and chain, and 8s. 7 1/2 d—the knife is just the instrument to open a window with.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 26th August I examined a window at 6, Zion Square—the catch had been pushed back apparently by a knife—it is nine feet from the ground, but there were some tubs there, and one person could push another up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I had been sleeping in the passage, and at four o'clock it was daybreak, and I got up. The door was open. I had had nothing to eat all day, and I went inside and took a piece of bread; and then I went out of the room again, and the people heard me, and I was taken in custody. It is not true that I took the knife and the other things.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-458-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of burglary at this</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1894.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-458-18950520 t18950520-458-punishment-35"/>Fourteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950520-459-offence-1 t18950520-name-141"/>the Royal London Friendly Society</persName> certain sums of money by false pretences.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FOX</persName> </hi>. I am assistant superintendent to the Royal London Friendly Society, 88, Bow Road—on 30th January this year the prisoner was appointed a collector—he had to canvass for new members and collect premiums, which he had to pay over to the office every Friday—each member keeps a book—the prisoner kept this collecting-book in which he entered all amounts, and sent in every week a sheet, showing the payments in his book—he got no salary, but was remunerated by a payment for the introduction of new members—he got tenpence for every penny of new business he introduced—if he introduced a member to pay a penny a week he would get tenpence from the office—upon premiums he col
<lb/>lected on old business he got a commission of 25 per cent.—on Friday, 22 nd March, he brought in his book and this sheet, and this docket, which was all filled up, except the balance; it is his statement of account for the week, a kind of summary without the names and items—he brought in these four proposals for insurance; those were the only new business—I checked the sheet, the docket, the book, and the proposals, and filled in the balance 15s. on the docket, and put my initials—I also put 15s. on the sheet—he was entitled apparently to £1 5s. 6 1/2 d. that week; 2s. 7 1/2 d. being the commission on 10s. 6 1/2 d., which he had collected on old business—he had collected that 10s. 6 1/2 d., and would keep it, so that 15s. was the balance due to him—I handed this docket and sheet to the cashier, who</p>
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<p>would then be authorised to pay the balance to the prisoner—on Saturday afternoon, 23rd March, my suspicion was aroused, and I made inquiry—on the following Friday, 29th March, I saw the prisoner in the presence of Mr. Hambridge, the superintendent—I said to the prisoner, "What do you mean by introducing fictitious business last week?"—he apparently did not understand, and I put it to him that these people were not existing at the addresses given, to which he made no reply for some time, and finally he said, "John Odell did it for me; I am innocent"—he represented that Odell had introduced this business for him, and that he had paid Odell for the introduction—Odell had been in our employment—the prisoner was told to go about his business there and then—I after wards saw Odell—the prisoner wrote me this letter after I had seen Odell; it is in the prisoner's writing: "9th April, 1895. Sir,—Mr. John Odell had nothing whatever to do with my business in connection with the society. If I stated so I made a sad mistake. He said he was going to canvass for me, but he never made a start. It was another party who did so.—Yours respectfully,
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. HAYKS</hi>"—the address on the face of Skegg's proposal is 49, Warwick Villas, Shepherd's Lane, Homerton—I know Warwick Villas; there is no No. 49; the numbers go to about 35 or 45—I have ascertained with regard to all the names and addresses of new business on sheet A, and I find they are fictitious—these proposals are signed by the prisoner, as a witness—I know his writing—the body of the proposals is his writing—it would be his duty to fill in those—the signature of the assured purports to be in a different writing; if it did not I should not have received it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-144" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW ANDREW</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the Royal London Friendly Society, 88, Bow Street—on March 22nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOX</hi> handed me this docket, and I paid the prisoner 15s.</p>
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<persName id="t18950520-name-145" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-145" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HAMBRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a superintendent in the employment of the Royal London Friendly Society, 88, Bow Street—on March 29th I was present at an interview between the prisoner and Fox—the prisoner was questioned as to putting in this fictitious business, these four proposals, and his reply was that Mr. Odell had done it for him—he was then discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> Your agreement with us was that you should receive the first ten weeks of new business done as commission, and that if the member failed to pay for sixteen weeks you should make it good, so that the society would not be out of pocket—the business was to exist.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITER</persName> </hi>. I live at The Cottage, Wells Street, Hackney—on March 18th I was living at 13, Benn Street, South Hackney, and I had lived there for a fortnight before Christmas—I occupied the whole house—I did not let lodgings—I do not know anyone named John Barnard; he has never lived at 13, Benn Street during the time I have been there, from a fortnight before Christmas till a fortnight back—I do not know anyone of that name in that street—I am an agent and collector to the Singer Manufacturing Company—there is no such number as 49, Warwick Villas, Shepherd's Lane; the last number is 35 or 36; I collect in that district and know it well.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-147" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DUNCAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 44, Bushbury Road, Homerton, and</p>
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<p>am the wife of Charles Duncan—we have occupied the whole of that house for ten years last December—we do not take lodgers—no one named Day has lived there while I have been there—I have the letting of nineteen other houses in that road—I do not know the name of Day there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-148" type="given" value="LOUISA FRANCES"/>LOUISA FRANCES BLAKE</persName> </hi>. I have lived at 7, Warwick Villas, Shepherd's Lane, Homerton, since 24th October, 1894—I am married—I occupy the whole house—I know no one named Steel living there or near there, nor in that road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOULDING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant K</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on 18th April, at 44, Walworth Road, Hackney, where he lives—I told him I was a police officer and had a warrant for his arrest, which I read to him and told him he would have to go with me to the police-station—it charged him with obtaining 22s. 11d. by fake pretences—he made no reply—I cautioned him—on the way to the station he said, "If the money is paid in the morning, I suppose it will be all right"—he made no further statement—when charged at the station next morning, previous to going before the Magistrate, he stated that he thought the members' names which he had sent in were all right; he had entrusted it to a man he knew by sight to obtain the members for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I had no intention of defrauding the society. I was given to understand that if any proposers did not pay up I would have to make it good, and I was under that impression."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, repeated the substance by his previous statement, and added that the proposals were signed by people who he believed owned the names and would keep up the payments.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-459-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950520-460-offence-1 t18950520-name-152"/>Edith Smith</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-460-18950520 t18950520-460-punishment-37"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour upon each Count, to run concurrently</rs>.
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<interp inst="t18950520-460-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/> There were other Counts for indecently assaulting
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<interp inst="t18950520-461-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>to stealing keys and 3s. 6d. from the person of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-461-18950520 t18950520-461-punishment-39"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950520-462-offence-1 t18950520-name-160"/>Arthur Hipson</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Indecently assaulting him.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I could scarcely identify the hat at the Police-station, because the lining had been taken out—you still have it, but I think it is mine.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-164" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COLLETT</persName> </hi>. I am a cab driver and proprietor, of 65, Langborne Buildings—about five a.m. I was awoke by my wife hearing somebody on the roof—I went up and looked, but finding nobody, came down into the street and told a constable what I had heard—No. 84 is in the same block, No. 65 being at the top—I left the constable at the bottom and went up the stairs—as I got by the second chimney stack, I met the prisoner on the roof—I asked him what he was doing—he said, "Nothing"—I told him he had better get down as quick as he could—he seemed to hesitate whether to go down or go for me—I showed him a stick—he made a move towards the stairs—the roof is common to the block of houses occupied by many families, and is used for hanging up clothes on—these articles were found on the roof after the prisoner was caught.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You were near the middle of the roof—the length of the roof is about 100 yards—I have seen no loose characters there—you were coming from behind a chimney stack—you never said you were up there with a woman—you said you were doing nothing there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-165" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN PRICE</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at 62, Langborne Buildings—we occupy the top floor—about 3.15 a.m. on May 3rd I heard voices over the roof—about five o'clock I heard footsteps returning over the roof—footsteps have been heard on several occasions, and robberies, have been committed—I got up, and coming on the balcony, I saw Collett running—he encountered Fitzgerald, and said, "What brings you here?"—the prisoner said, "Nothing," and turned to face Collett, who said, "Then get down, and be wonderfully sharp over it, or I'll help you to"; and the prisoner ran down into the arms of the constable—on the roof I found this top-coat and two pairs of gentlemen's shoes, and this cotton neck-handkerchief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I saw you come down off the roof.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-166" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LEES</persName> </hi> (371
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<lb/>sequence of what Collett said to me, I waited at the bottom of the steps, near 46, Langborne Buildings—when I saw the prisoner I asked him what he was doing—he said he did not know; he was sober—I took him into custody—I found on him this cheque, No. 106—he was wearing these boots.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You said you were working at the docks, and would lose a day's work if you had to go to the station; that you had been drinking the night before, and found yourself there—I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's defence was that he had been hard at work all day, and had been drinking with some friends at night. At</hi> 12.30
<hi rend="italic">p.m. he met a female, and went on the roof to sleep. When he awoke the female had gone, and his waistcoat and from</hi> 2s. 6d.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 3s.,
<hi rend="italic">and the boots and cap and hand
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950520-464-offence-1 t18950520-name-168"/>Sarah Ann Gam</persName> son, and stealing a syphon, two night-dresses, and other articles, her property. Receiving.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). I made the plan produced—I know the district of Nightingale Road and Oakfield Road—No. 44, Oakfield Road, is represented—the plan is correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-170" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY GAMSON</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother, Sarah Ann Gamson, at 44, Oakfield Road, Lower Clapton, which belongs to her—on 5th May my eldest sister locked up the house—I went round afterwards, and found the house had been securely locked up for the night—I was awakened about six a.m. on the 6th by the barking of a dog—I got out of bed, looked out of the window, and saw a policeman coming up the garden—he spoke to me—I went down into the library—I found a lot of things thrown about in confusion over the floor—some drawers had been removed from the bookcase and put on the floor—the door into the garden had been, opened when I saw it—it had been fastened with a string of cloth—the lead piping, two night-dresses, and other things produced are my property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> Only the piping and a piece of lines were taken away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They were in the laundry.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On the morning of 6th May I was on duty in the Nightingale Road—from information I received, I proceeded to the back of the houses of Nightingale Road and Oakfield Road, about 5.40 a.m.—I saw the prisoner in the back doorway of 44, Nightingale Road—he had something in his hand—as soon as he saw me he dodged down and went into the house—I had a large greenhouse to get over—I was stopped by a dog, but I got into the house, where I found the prisoner had let himself out by the front door—I looked after him in the roadway, but could not see him—I called Mrs. Gamson up—I again saw him in the custody of Police-constable 254.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SHORTER</persName> </hi> (254
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On 6th May I was on duty about six p.m. in the Oakfield Road—I received information, and waited opposite No. 44—I saw the prisoner coming from the side door in front of the house with a bundle in his hand—when he saw me coming towards him he ran</p>
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<p>across the road and jumped a wall—he dropped the bundle in the first garden—I chased him through seventeen gardens, and caught him in the front garden of 9, Oakfield Road—I took him to the station, where he was charged—this is the bundle.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950520-464-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950520-464-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in September</hi>, 1891,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of George Straight.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950520-465-offence-1 t18950520-name-174"/>Christopher Hayes</persName>, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROACH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950520-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950520-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950520-name-175" type="surname" value="HAYES"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I have not cohabited with you as recently as the previous Thursday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-176" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN ALIUD</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Britannia public-house—on 10th May, between 9 and 10 p.m., I saw the prisoner struggling with the prosecutor—I took the prosecutor outside—I found he was bleeding in the face—I came back and saw the prisoner with the knife produced in her hand—Jones, the potman, took the knife—he is now ill in the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not see the prosecutor spit in your face.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-177" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MASTERMAN</persName> </hi> (104
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was in Commercial Street on point duty when I was called by the prosecutor—he said, "She has stabbed me in the face," and as she was going round the corner, "She has done it"—she said, "I done it; I told you I would do it; I done it with a pin; I took that pin, and dug it into his face as hard as I could; if it had been a jib" (a term for a knife), "I would have done just the same"—in the station, before she was charged, she said, "I wish to Christ he would die; I do not mind doing the rope for him; I dug it down; I wish I had pushed it through his heart; I meant killing him; I confess to striking you with a knife; nobody see me use it"—when charged she said, "God send it may kill him; I wish it was murder; I should be glad to swing."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I said I will go prostituting no more for him, I gave myself up to this officer. I cut him, but the other is false. I pleaded guilty, but it was in my own defence.
<hi rend="italic">She added she had lived with the prosecutor, but he did not give her enough to keep her from starving—that he was always drinking; and abused her in very bad language for not prostituting for him, and knocked her about.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</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">Other Counts</hi>, for obtaining credit from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950520-466-offence-1 t18950520-name-179"/>John Hawley</persName> under false pretences, and for other offences under the Debtors Act.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-180" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES L'ENFANT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, in the High Court of Justice, Bank
<lb/>ruptcy Department—I produce the file of proceedings in the prisoner's bankruptcy, which was commenced in the Plymouth County Court and transferred to London—the date of the first petition is 25th October, 1894; and on 27th October there was a second petition of the bankrupt himself—he was adjudicated, bankrupt on 22nd November, 1894—on 20th November Mr. Poppleton was appointed trustee—the gross lia
<lb/>bilities were £23,592; the unsecured creditors £12,123—almost all those debts were incurred in 1894, and most of them during the six months previous to the bankruptcy—Mr. Attenborough, pawnbroker, of Oxford Street, is among the unsecured creditors, and in his debt is £220, alleged to have been contracted on September 24th, 1894, and £200 contracted on 3rd August—his security is the jewellery which he holds in pledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was adjudicated bankrupt on his own petition—the record shows it was an adjudication upon the petition filed on 27th October.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-181" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WEINER</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale jeweller at 25A, Hatton Garden—I knew the prisoner before August last as a jeweller at Penzance and Plymouth—on 2nd August he called on me—he then owed me £200 or £300—he selected a diamond necklace, a diamond half-moon brooch, a diamond crescent brooch, and a diamond horseshoe pin—the total wholesale invoice price of those was £150—having heard some, rumours about him I said, "I want cash"—he said he could not give me any then, but that by 12th September he should receive £6,000 from an auctioneer at Bradford named Stansfield, and would then settle up everything—he said also that the rents of his houses had not come in—they amounted to £2,000 a quarter—I let him have the goods, partly on that; it induced me more to part with them—I believe he gave me on account of the old debt a post-dated cheque for £100, which was afterwards met—I re
<lb/>ceived no payment for the goods he took on 2nd August, and no further payment off the old debt—I have proved in the bankruptcy for the £150, the balance of the old debt—I have since the bankruptcy seen at M. Jay's pawnbroker's shop in Oxford Street, which was formerly Atten
<lb/>borough's, the diamond half-moon brooch, the diamond crescent brooch, and diamond necklace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner as a dealer in diamonds since February, 1894; that was from about the time he had been dealing with me—I knew of him before that time by reputation; I had never seen him before—I believe he had been a dealer in a very considerable way—deal
<lb/>ings in diamonds and jewellery are mostly on short credit; the credit varies very much; sometimes it is as short as one or two months, and sometimes as long as eight months—I held a six months' bill of Jacob's for £100, which the prisoner had given me; that was on a former account—in</p>
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<p>February this year Jacobs paid me £40 on account of the bill, and I gave him credit for the other £60; he could not meet it, and gave me a fresh acceptance for the remaining £60—that was after the bankruptcy—the bill that the prisoner gave me was due at a later date than February—the prisoner had a sale with Stansfield, an auctioneer of Bradford, last year—I heard it was for a large amount—I heard the prisoner had very con
<lb/>siderable house property—I heard that he went to Germany last autumn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> In February, 1894, at my first transaction, the prisoner bought about £25 worth of goods for cash—he purchased goods value £200 or £300, two or three months later, on credit—two or three trans
<lb/>actions made up that amount.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-182" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAWLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a watch manufacturer, of 52, Hatton Garden, and Coventry—before August 17th I had had dealings with the prisoner—I received this letter from him, dated August 16th. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he should be staying at Buckler's Hotel on Saturday morning, and should be glad to see him, and that he could bring some big gold watches with him</hi>)—on the same day I received a telegram from him—the next day I met the prisoner at the hotel he mentioned—he asked me if I had any big gold watches with me—I had taken some to show him—he selected thirty-two—he said he wanted to make a big show with them, as he was going abroad; I expected he meant he was going to have a sale there—I knew it was his custom to sell by auction—he paid for them by this acceptance for £395, drawn by me and accepted by him, and I let him have the watches—I was present at the first meeting of creditors on 24th October—I saw twenty-two of my thirty-two watches at the Police-court, and I identified them—I have never received any money for them—the bankruptcy was before the bill fell due, and therefore it was no use presenting it for payment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I received the prisoner's letter on 16th or 17th August the prisoner owed me £178—he paid me that by cheque when he came on 17th August—the goods for which he so paid he had had on approval, and he elected to keep them—it was a cash transaction—I had not come to any arrangement as to any term of credit with the prisoner at that time—I had only had that one transaction with him—I had had no deal
<lb/>ing on credit—he paid me £178 voluntarily—if he had sold these watches by auction the proceeds of them might have been expected to realise more than they were pledged for—if sold by auction they should have realised a margin of profit on the £395—when I saw the prisoner the night before the first meeting of his creditors he told me he had pawned the watches—after that we had a good deal of conversation, principally about his affairs—he said he thought he should be able to get well through his meeting next day; he hoped to be able to pay me and all his creditors 20s. in the £—I said I would trust him again if I got 20s. in the £—he said in October that a large number of his creditors in Hatton Garden had suddenly served him with writs, and that was the reason why he had been obliged to call his creditors together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He told me that the night before the meeting of creditors—the previous goods I sent to him on approbation in 1894, June, I believe, when ho was at Bradford—I was at Bradford and saw his brother, rod he suggested that I should send him watches on approbation—I sent them, and then when I saw him on 18th August he elected to keep them,</p>
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<p>and paid for them—there had been no giving of credit up to then—he did not say on 18th August that he should pledge any of the watches; he gave me no idea that he was going to do so—I should not have let him have them if I had known he was going to pawn them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUKE</hi>. About four days after he bought the £395 worth of watches, he asked for a further supply on approval—we sent about £50 worth; he returned them saying they did not suit him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-183" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES BENGER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Jay and Co., pawnbrokers, of 142, Oxford Street—Messrs. Attenborough formerly had the business—on September 24th, 1994, twenty-two gold watches were pawned with us by Harris for D. Bischoffswerder—they have been identi
<lb/>fied by Mr. Hawley—six others were pawned at the same time—we advanced £220—this is the contract note—Harris, for Bischoflswerder, pawned on August 3rd the diamond jewellery, including a necklace and head ornament and bracelet, for £200—Mr. Weiner had identified three of those ornaments—this is the contract note.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On August 3rd nine articles were produced, three of which Mr. Weiner identified; the necklace and two brooches, I think—the other things were a diamond tiara, a diamond bracelet, and two rings—they were all articles of considerable value—we left the usual margin; we like to lend a good price, but to have a good security—there is noth
<lb/>ing unusual in diamond dealers pledging articles with us; it is a common practice—if a man in a large way of business wants to raise money to meet a bill he pawns with us and takes the articles out again—it is done nearly every day—ours is the establishment in London where that is done to a large extent; we have a special position among diamond dealers—the prisoner had often pledged with us from time to time, through his brother, for £200 or £300, and had redeemed in a short time; he never left the things very long—he had regularly redeemed up to within a short time before his bankruptcy—we had other goods of his in pawn, but we had not had them very long—about October, about a fortnight before his bankruptcy, he redeemed about £500 worth—I believe that was on the 3rd October; I cannot say exactly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am sure he redeemed them, or Mr. Harris for him—the trustee in bankruptcy did not redeem that lot—the trustee has redeemed others since—I am not quite certain when the £500 lot was redeemed; it was before the bankruptcy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUKE</hi>). The prisoner told me he had had a large sale with Stansfield, and that he had to receive £6,000—he might have said that the value of the goods sold was £6,000—I made no note of what he said—he said he had not yet settled with Stantfield, but that the sale was over.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. He said that he had got to receive the money from Stansfield, but I fancy he may have said that the sale amounted to that—I am not quite clear if he said the sale amounted to £6,000, but I am clear that he said he had to receive the £6,000.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-185" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE STANSFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer at Bradford—on 25th May, 1894, the prisoner deposited with me a quantity of silver articles and jewellery to Hell, and asked for an immediate advance, in order to release other goods—I advanced him on that day £2,000 by cheque—on 16th June I arranged with him for the sale to begin on 25th June—it was</p>
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<p>confined to his goods, and lasted from 25th June to 1.3th July—I advanced him £220 on 26th June, £10 on 3rd July, £200 on 5th July, £160 on 11th July, £210 on 12th July, and £1,600 on 13th July, the day the sale closed—the total amount realised by the sale was £5,189 16s.—on 27th July I forwarded to the prisoner my account, showing a balance of £25 13s. 2d. due to me—I had overpaid the prisoner, but I had a small security which just about secured me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Substantially I paid him £4,400; the rent went for commission and expenses of sale—he applied for more money—I had con
<lb/>ducted sales for him three or four times before for considerable amounts—on January 30th I sold £4,175 17s. 9d. for him, and in April £1,938, and in July £7 13s.—I always found him perfectly straightforward in his dealings with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The prisoner protected the sale of the goods during the progress of the sale; he was there generally, and I used discretion—I should not throw away a £100 thing for £10 or £20—there was no reserve on the articles—the things were sold by auction and by private contract; the greater amounts by private treaty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It is a common practice among jewellers of the prisoner's class to dispose of property in that way—I was not told to get rid of the goods at any cost, without regard to their value—I should not have let them go at a less price than I thought they ought to fetch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-186" type="given" value="EBENEZER"/>EBENEZER HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Poppleton, a chartered accountant, and the trustee in bankruptcy of the prisoner—I have had the conduct and management of the affairs—the prisoner has no books relating to a jeweller's business—I have seen books relating to a pawn
<lb/>broker's business; I believe there are no entries in them since five years ago—there are no books of any consequence of the prisoner's business during the last five years—there are small memorandum books, but they do not contain any important details; they are not books of account—I believe the liability of £12,123 has all been incurred within a period of twelve months preceding the date of the receiving order, and most of it within eight months—I have nothing to show when the prisoner last redeemed any jewellery pledged with Mr. Attenborough—it is very improbable that prisoner will pay 20s. in the £; it will be more like 5s.—I think less than that, that is making allowance for the expenses, but it depends to a great extent on the result of certain Chancery actions now in progress to which his wife is a party—if they turn out satisfactorily I should say a dividend of about 6s. in the £ will be paid—the costs of the bankruptcy have taken a good deal of the assets; if the composition had been carried out there would have been more dividend.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The assets, diamonds and things of that kind, have realised at the present time about £2,500, by means of auction sales and sales by tender; some things were put up with reserve and some without reserve—the house property at Plymouth and Penzance is being realised—they are freehold premises in good parts of the towns, and are spoken of in very glowing terms—the total rentals of those properties is about £400 a year roughly—I found among the prisoner's papers a large number of writs which had been served by people in Hatton Garden for large amounts, within a week in October—I have traced the proceeds of the majority of the pawnings in the prisoner's bank book—in some cases, as</p>
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<p>far as I can trace them, I find the money obtained by pawning paid into his bank—I have not got the bank book—I have traced that some of the money received from the pawnbrokers has not gone into the pass book; it may be £400 in six months—he was in the habit of dealing with cash at that time—I had only the four pawn-tickets—I cannot say it was not paid away by him as cash in the purchase of other goods—I believe his bankers, ceased to allow him to overdraw in September last—his bankers are secured creditors for £2,000 or £3,000—the overdraft was less than that—they also had an account for a loan—the securities were more than enough to cover the current account, but they had stopped his over
<lb/>draft about that time—I found from my investigation that when he ob
<lb/>tained money by pawning diamonds he paid money into his bank and drew cheques on it, and paid his creditors in the ordinary course of trade—his transactions last year amounted to £20,000, I should think—in the ordi
<lb/>nary course he would be paying old debts during the year, and contracting new ones, and if the term of credit was eight months I should not expect to find debts older than eight months—the earliest writ was issued against him about 10th October—there were writs issued against him between 10th and 20th October to the amount of £3,288—I can trace total payments of £11,000 in eight months last year—I think the goods he obtained in that time came to something more than that—there might be a difference of £1,000, one way or the other; it was a difference of more than £100.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I speak of payments I am talking of the pass book—I have no other books to show what the payments were for—I have not seen the counterfoils of the cheques—I have discovered no trace of his having rents amounting to £2,000 a quarter, or anything like it; it was about £400 a year—the property which is being offered for sale is all mortgaged, and we do not anticipate that there will be any surplus; we are only trying to sell the equity of redemption—I believe there is a balance of £200 a year after the mortgage interest is paid—there may be counterfoils of the cheques; I have not seen them—the creditors at the statutory meeting appointed Mr. Poppleton trustee—I have invoices, a stock book, several bank pass books extending over many years, and some paid cheques—I did not look for the counterfoils; I did not think it material—I was never struck by the absence of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-189" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HAMPE</persName> </hi>. I am an artist, and live at 61, Pentonville Road—about 11.30 on the night of 7th May I was in the City Road with a friend named Schmidt—we stopped an omnibus; my friend got on the top—I was proceeding to follow him; there were several people round the
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<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On the night of the 7th I was on duty at the corner of Bath Street, City Road—I saw the prosecutor and Mr. Schmidt getting into an omnibus—three or four persons surrounded him and hustled him; one of them struck him a violent blow across the head with a stick—I ran up, and saw the prisoner; I could not say which man struck the blow—I heard a remark, "They have taken his watch and chain"—I gave chase and kept sight of them; the prisoner ran into a house, No. 5, Collingwood Street, and I found him in the washhouse of that house—I told him I should charge him with stealing a watch and chain, and for an assault—he said, "You have made a mistake; it is not me"—I took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I simply went up to see what was the matter. The prosecutor sung out "Stop him!" and they all ran away. One went up the passage, and I went after him; he got away. When the officer came up I said, "He is not here."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of robbery. He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at this Court on</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th March</hi>, 1891,
<hi rend="italic">and five other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-467-18950520 t18950520-467-punishment-43"/>Eighteen Month' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-194" type="given" value="BRIDGET"/>BRIDGET BEATON</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 2, Vincent Street, West minster—my husband died about two years and eight months ago—he was a soldier—I have known the prisoner about twenty years—when he left the army he came to me—we were always friendly as neighbours—I knew his wife, perfectly well—on 18th January, 1894, I went through a form of marriage with the prisoner at the Registrar's office in Mount Street, Grosvenor Square—he then represented himself as a widower—I did not know that his wife was living till she drove up in a cab one night about eleven very drunk, and threatened to break the windows; she went into lodgings—the prisoner did not tell me his wife was dead—I have one child by him; he treated me well—there could not be a better husband or a kinder to my children, and those by my first husband—this is the certificate of my first marriage.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-195" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MANLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective C</hi>). On May 7th, about 9.30 a.m., the prisoner came to the station—he said, "My name is Frederick Shaw. I wish to give myself up for marrying Bridget Beaton, at the Registry Office in Mount Street, Grosvenor Square; my first wife, Isabella Marshall, being now and then alive, whom I married at St. George's, at Belfast, on December 24th, 1871. She is now living at 8, Lambeth Road; she left me on March 15th, 1892"—I subsequently found it was at St. Ann's Church in 1870, instead of 1871—the prisoner afterwards quali
<lb/>fied the name of the church—I have not got that on my note—he spoke to me at the Police-court, and asked if I had the certificate.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiry about the prisoner—I find that lie is a man of irreproachable character—he has been about thirty years in the army, and has a pension of Is. 5d. a day, and he is a Commissionaire—no complaint has been made by the second wife.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRIDGET BEATON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I first knew the prisoner about twenty years ago, in Shorncliffe Camp—my husband was then alive—we have been good friends ever since—I knew his wife before he went to India—I saw her when she came from India, about six years last Christmas—there was a great change in her appearance—she had given way to drink—she was drunk all the time I was at the camp—the prisoner left his regiment in April, 1893, and came to settle at 14, Vincent Street, at a room I took there—he then joined the Corps of Commissionaires—he showed me a letter about four months afterwards, signed "Bella Shaw," saying that she was ill and in the infirmary; and I afterwards saw another letter stating that, his wife was very likely dead—no more letters came for him Afterwards—he said he was sure she must be dead, and I then agreed to marry him—it was on October 11th, 1894, that she turned up at ray house—I recognised her.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, May</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950520-469-offence-1 t18950520-name-197"/>Manufacture Liegieoise d'Armes a Feu</persName>, with intent to defraud; and conspiring with
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-198" type="given" value="LOTHAIR"/>Lothair Lehnert</persName> to obtain, by false pretences, money from the same company.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCK, Q.C</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-199" type="given" value="FREDERIC LEONARD"/>FREDERIC LEONARD CARTWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Barnett and Buckler, shorthand writers, 89, Chancery Lane—on 25th March last I was present when Stanislau Reuschel was indicted for libel on Lothair Lehnert—he is the editor or correspondent of a German newspaper—there was a second separate indictment for libel on Gustav Opitz, the prisoner—I took a shorthand note of Lehnert's evidence—the Jury stopped the case in the course of the cross-examination—the defendant was acquitted of libel on Reuschel on the prosecution of Lehnert, and the prosecution by Opitz was not gone on with—Opitz withdrew from the prosecution, and a verdict of Not Guilty was entered, no evidence being offered—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the transcript of the notes I then made.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950520-name-200" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES READ</persName> </hi>. I produce the original depositions returned from the Police-court on the prosecution of Gustav Opitz against Stanislau Reuschel—I find in them the evidence of Opitz, including his cross-examination—attached are two exhibits, which purport to be bank scrips for the opening of two banking accounts, one in the name of "G. Opitz" and the other in the name of "Walter Arnold," both addresses being given as 22,8 Mary Axe—there is no date. (
<hi rend="italic">The portions of the deposition referred to were then read.</hi>)</p>
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