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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-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, June 17th, 1895, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-2" type="given" value="ROBERT SAMUEL"/>ROBERT SAMUEL WRIGHT</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justice of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-5" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-6" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., K.C.M.G., Recorder of the said City; Colonel Sir
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-10" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</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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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RENALS, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<lb/>paring plans—on 12th October I went to 18, Ulster Place, and made a survey of the ground floor—the front-door is a few steps up from the street—just inside the hall door there is a pair of swing-doors—the hall is paved with tiles; on the right hand facing the street is a front room 19 ft. by 13ft.—the staircase is close to the door of that room—I made this plan; it is correct, and to scale; these tracings are correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-21" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SAVILLE</persName> </hi>. I live at 136, Maida Vale—I have been a book-maker for many years—I first saw the prisoner about four or five years ago, when he was introduced to me at the Cafe Royal—I met him once after that at Covent Garden early in the morning—I had no conversation with him beyond some passing observation—I know Arthur Cockburn; he attends race meetings—on the night of 30th September last year I met Cockburn at the Criterion—I subsequently went with him to a club in Regent Street—about a quarter of an hour before we left there I saw the prisoner—I did not speak to him, but he and Cockburn were chatting at the bar—Cockburn and I left the club at two or half-past two—the prisoner came out at the same time—Cockburn called up his cab—Taylor said to him "I am going your way; will you give me a lift?"; Cockburn said, "Jump in"—I knew nothing of Ulster Place up to then—I had a parcel of game and fish on the top of the cab—I live next door but one to Cockburn at Maida Vale—when we got near Ulster Place the prisoner invited us in to have a drink; and we three all got out of the cab and went into 18, Ulster Place—we went into the dining-room, and sat down there—we drank Scotch whisky and soda—the prisoner, Cockburn, and myself were there—the prisoner said he was very sorry he had been taken down to Margate, and he did not know they were friends of Cockburn or he</p>
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<p>would never have gone down—they had a chat, and Cockburn said, "I am very glad to hear it," and they shook hands—that was the sort of conversation that took place; it was quiet—after that the prisoner went out of the room—when he came back he brought a friend whom he introduced by the name of Woodward—I had never seen him before, and knew nothing of him—he appeared to be an American by the way he spoke; he was dressed in a suit of pajamas; I could not tell whether he had been in bed or not—Woodward and I had another whisky and soda together—there were then four of us to
<lb/>gether in the room—the prisoner went out of the room again for a little time, and then came back again—the card case then came up in conversa
<lb/>tion again; I cannot say how it came up—they were all three talking about it—I noticed the prisoner and Woodward were looking very fierce at Cockburn, and in consequence of that I got up and went to the back of Cock burn's chair, and said, "Surely you are not going to
<hi rend="italic">two</hi> him," meaning two were not going to set on to one—when I said that I was struck on the left side of the head above the ear, and knocked down almost insensible—I could not say who struck the blow, it was done so very quickly—I got up as soon as I could—I was bleeding—I then saw that Cockburn was lying on the floor on the right hand side of the table, which was in the centre of the room—Woodward was nearest to me on my right, the prisoner was on the right also, but he stood behind Wood
<lb/>ward—the prisoner made for me, and I made for him, and Woodward knocked me down again by a blow on the right hand side—I bled as the result of that blow—I was bleeding then from both sides of the head—I should think those were blows with something more than a fist—when I was on the ground the second time as the result of the blow both Woodward and Taylor picked me up and carried me out into the passage—in doing so they had to pass Cockburn, who was lying on the floor—when in the passage Woodward opened the door and pushed me out, and then I heard the chain put up and the door locked—the last I saw of Cockburn was lying on the floor in the dining-room—when I was outside the cabman and the constable came—we tried to get in through the door; I kicked at the door—I did not hear Cockburn's voice while the door was shut—I could not say if the policeman whistled for assistance—the police
<lb/>man went into the house through the area—the door was afterwards opened—at that time I heard Cockburn say, "Let me get up"—before the policeman got in I saw a woman come up the area steps—I had not seen any woman while I was in the house—she appeared to be dressed—the cabman who came up was Sutton, who drove Cockburn—I went to the police-station, where I was seen by the divisional-surgeon—I went home—next day I was seen by Mr. Davison, my own doctor—I lost a great deal of blood—I remained in bed four or five days, and after that I suffered for a fortnight or three weeks from the effects of these wounds—I afterwards gave evidence at the Police-court, and the prisoner was com
<lb/>mitted for trial at the November Sessions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Cockburn seven years—I have spent many evenings with him—I cannot say that two or three a.m. is an unusual time for us to go home—we have some drink and chat—we had not drunk more than usual that evening—I had only met the prisoner once before—I and Cockburn met him at a social club in Regent Street</p>
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<p>that evening—no betting went on there—Cockburn and the prisoner seemed to be on perfectly good terms at that time, and when we all three went home in a cab—I should think the prisoner had had a drink or so, a reasonable drink—we took some more drink, whisky and soda, in the room—I had two—then the question of cards got up—I could not say who first spoke about them; it came up in ordinary conversation—Taylor said he was very sorry he was taken down, and he did not know they were friends of Cockburn, or he would never have gone down—that was all they talked about—I could not tell you who began it, or how it began—it was ordinary conversation—I think we drank each other's good health first—after that the prisoner left the room—he was dressed in a frock coat and a double-breasted white waistcoat, to the best of my belief—I would not swear he was not in evening dress clothes, but, to the best of my knowledge, he had a frock coat on—I could not say if he had dress shoes on—Woodward was in pyjamas—I did not see anything in the hands of either of them when they came down—the drinks then went on, and I saw something fierce in the looks of the prisoner and Woodward, as if there was going to be a bother—they got angry about arguing the card case—Cockburn, Woodward, and the prisoner argued—I could not exactly say what was said—I understood what was going on; I was getting rather tired of it, and sleepy; I wanted to get home—while the argument was going on I suddenly sprang up—I did not look very fierce—Woodward was next to me—I don't know who struck me—I did not see Cockburn spring up; he was sitting on a chair—I swear he did not spring up at the same time as I did—I was knocked down in a moment—I do not say that Cockburn remained seated when I was knocked down—Cockburn is not a more formidable sort of antagonist when angry than an ordinary man—I don't know how many times he has been convicted of assaults—I never heard, until I was at the Police-court, of his appearing at different Police-courts for having committed violent assaults—he is a strong man—I don't know his weight—it was three weeks after it happened before I was at the races again—the first I went to were at the Alexandra Park, on a Saturday—I and Cockburn drove there together in a cab—I heard nothing said about our staying all night at Ulster Place, and having a game.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no difficulty in remembering what took place that night—nothing was said to me or Cockburn about staying all night.</p>
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<p>met him at the club in Regent Street on the night of 30th September I had not met him to have any conversation with him, except "good morning" or to acknowledge him when I saw him—on the night 30th September I was at this club when Saville was there—shortly before I left the club I saw the prisoner there, and we spoke, and had a drink together—it was mentioned that we had had a little game of cards at Margate—I think I mentioned it—he said something about it was not his fault, playing cards with strangers, and so on—he was a stranger to me at that time—I did not lose anything—we played at baccarat, and black and red at Margate—I left the club with Saville, and as we were getting into the cab the prisoner came downstairs; there was no cab there for him, and he asked which way we were going—I said we were going to Maida Vale—he said, "You go my way," and so I offered him a ride—when we got to Ulster Place he invited us to have a drink, and I and Saville went with him into the house and into the dining-room, and sat down, and had playing incident may have been mentioned, as it was before, and the prisoner said it was not his fault, he was brought down by Wellens—I could not tell you now what I said then—the prisoner went out of the room and came back with Woodward, whom I had never seen before—he was dressed in pyjamas, I believe—I think the prisoner had on a black frock coat, I am not certain—after that the prisoner left the room again—I had said nothing about staying there all night—after little time he came back, and the four of us were there then—I do not think the card-playing was referred to again, but the prisoner struck me on the left cheek, when I was sitting down at the table—I fell off the chair—I could not say whether it was a blow with a fist, or some instru
<lb/>ment; I did not see anything in his hand—I think he kicked me, when I was on the ground—I felt something, and my jaw was broken—I remember nothing after that—up to the time he struck me, I had not said anything to him to invite an assault; I had had no quarrel with him—I had not accused him during that evening of cheating at cards—I saw some swords on the walls of the dining-room—when I recovered conscious
<lb/>ness I was in the hospital—I lost some blood—I was in the hospital nine or ten days, and after that I called to see the doctor four or perhaps five times at the hospital—there is now just a small abscess outside my jaw, where it was broken—I had two black eyes, a cut on the eyebrow, and a little cut on the left cheek—When I was well enough I gave evidence at the Police-court; the prisoner was committed for trial and admitted to bail—I did not see Woodward after he was committed for trial.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen the prisoner five or six times since I met him at Margate—I was not on any unfriendly terms with him—there was no unpleasantness in my mind, or in his, so far as I know—those were the terms on which we started in the cab, I understood—I think that any conversation between us as to what occurred at Margate was after we got to his house—I offered him a seat home—I did not know, till he said it was his way home where he lived, and I don't think he knew where I lived—there was more drinking when we got to his house—I had been to two or three places before we went to his house—I had dined at the Cafe Royal, and then gone to the Empire—I had not been to the Victoria</p>
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<p>Club—I went to the American bar at the Criterion—I had not been heavily drinking—I did not know Woodward before—I saw nothing in the prisoner's hand at any time—after he had brought in Woodward and spoken to the cabman, either the prisoner mentioned the Margate incident again, or I did, in a casual way—I cannot enlighten you very well as to how it was alluded to, because I don't know who mentioned it—we were only talking about it—nothing particular was said about it—I cannot say how the conversation came about—I was not drunk—Saville jumped up and made some remark about "You are not going to
<hi rend="italic">two</hi> him," or something like that—I was then sitting on a chair—when Saville said that, I was hit, and fell off the chair—I did not jump up, I am perfectly sure—I did not think there were menacing looks, or I should have jumped up—I did not have time to see anything fierce in their faces; I was knocked off the chair—it is not my habit to wait to be struck—I should know what to do if I thought people were going to strike me—I have been convicted of assaults about five times, I think, in about fourteen years—I have not been convicted five times within the last six or seven years—the last assault was on a Justice of the Peace; I was fined £5 for being present and looking on when someone else assaulted him—that was at Manchester the year before last—I have had a trial of strength with Charley Mitchell, whose name is pretty well known—I did not win—I prosecuted him, and then withdrew the prosecution—I had the worst of it—I did not shake hands with him before it began—I shook hands with the prisoner in the course of the evening before anything happened to me—I did not notice what boots or shoes he was wearing—I do not think he was in evening dress—I think he had a frock coat—I will not go beyond thinking; I did not pay particular attention—when Saville jumped up and said something I did not jump up—I did not conduct myself so as to let the prisoner think that he was in some peril—I did not strike at him—I sat like a lamb to be struck—I had no time to be warned that someone was going to
<hi rend="italic">two</hi> me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had no reason to suppose I was going to be struck be
<lb/>fore I was struck—I lost no money over the Margate incident—I won a little at the shooting, and the prisoner paid me.</p>
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<p>blew his whistle—a woman came to the area door, and then the constable went into the house—I remained on the steps till the street door was opened on the chain, and then I looked into the hall and saw Cockburn inside lying on his face on the mat about three feet from the hall door—he had a gash down his face, and three or four cuts on his head, and a bit of bone sticking out, and was bleeding profusely—I saw Woodward at the foot of the stairs; he had blood on his clothing—I and the constable lifted Cockburn up and put him in my cab, and I drove him to the station, where I saw the prisoner—he had blood on his cuffs, and on his shirt and waistcoat, as far as I can remember—I had not seen the prisoner or Wood
<lb/>ward before to my knowledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was waiting about twenty minutes, or it might have been half an hour, before the prisoner came out to me with the money—it might have been fifteen or twenty minutes after that when Saville came out, I could not say exactly—I did not hear the woman calling out to the police to come in—she came and opened the gate to the policeman; I did not hear her calling for the police before that, because I was a bit excited at the time, I daresay.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). I was on duty in the Marylebone Road on the morning of 1st October—when on my beat I noticed Sutton at 18, Ulster Place, and was speaking to him when I saw a man come out of 18, Ulster Place, and I just moved away a few yards, and heard a man say, "This is your fare; you need not wait; your gentleman is to remain with me to-night"—he then went back into the house, and the cabman drew up two or three doors further on, and spoke to me—I went round my beat, and, coming back to the same place, in about ten minutes I saw Mr. Saville thrown out of No. 18 on to his hands and knees—the door was closed behind him—I went up to him—he was bleeding very much from the head—I rang the bell and knocked with the door knocker—I heard a voice in the house saying, "Get me a pistol and I will shoot him"—I called the cabman—I blew my whistle for assistance—we entered the house by the area door—a lady came to the area gate—I went up into the hall, where I saw Cockburn, lying face downwards at the back of the hall door, in a pool of blood; I could not see what condition he was in—I saw the prisoner and Wood
<lb/>ward in the hall, and asked for an explanation of how it happened—the prisoner said, "I want you, constable, to get this man out of my house"—the hall door was then chained and locked, and covered with blood—Freeman undid the chain—I went into the front room—I told the prisoner he would have to go to the station; it was a case that would require to be settled there—he said—"Oh, no, constable, it is not neces
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) lying on the ground, about half a foot; from the table—the woman said in the presence of the prisoner and Woodward, "Those are the swords they were fighting with"—there was blood on the floor of that room close to the swords, and in the hall, and on the</p>
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<p>front door—there were marks of blood on the swords as if they had been taken up by someone who had blood on his fingers—there were no marks of blood on them as if they had been used in cutting—Cockburn was carried into the cab outside—when charged as the station Woodward said, "They were not fighting with swords"—Taylor said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner, Woodward, Cockburn, and Saville, seemed to have been drinking heavily—the prisoner said it was not necessary for him to go to the station; he did not say that it was not necessary as he did not intend to prefer any charge—I could not say if the woman is the prisoner's wife—I suppose steps have been taken to ascertain if she is; I have not taken steps—she did not call for the police—I was knocking at the door and ringing to get in—the prisoner did not say he had been defending himself, and that what he had done was in self
<lb/>defence—there were some broken glasses in the room—I did not notice any bottles—a mantelpiece vase was broken, and I believe a drinking bottle, but I did not see it—it seemed to me as if the glasses had been broken in a scuffle—the prisoner's hand was not badly cut; it was cut—it was not bleeding much; his hands were all covered with blood, but not from the cut—I thought it was a slight cut, and did not go anywhere near the bone—I did not think much of it—when I spoke to the woman the prisoner and Woodward was standing alongside her, between the dining-room and the hall door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I could not say which of the prisoner's hands was cut.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Constable D</hi>). I heard a whistle and went to 18, Ulster Place, where I saw Matherson—I saw a woman come up the area steps, and we went in by the area door and up into the hall—there I saw Cockburn lying on his face near the street door—the prisoner was standing near the door of the room, and Woodward was by the staircase—I saw blood on both of them—the prisoner said to Matherson that he wanted that man put outside, pointing to Cockburn—I told Woodward he would have to go to the station with us—that was in his bedroom; I waited while he changed his clothes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was in dress-clothes, but his coat was off—he had pumps on—I saw two or three broken bottles on the floor of the room—on the table was a whisky bottle three parts full—a china vase was broken—I did not ask the prisoner what he wanted Cockburn put outside for; I rushed upstairs after Woodward at the time—I was close by the prisoner in the hall when he said he wanted Cockburn put outside—I made no search in the house; I believe the inspector did—the prisoner and Woodward were taken to the station at once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I undid the chain and opened the door before I went upstairs after Woodward—the chain was up when I unlocked the door—for a short time the chain was up, and then I opened the door.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). On this morning I was in Ulster Place—I saw Saville thrown outside the door; he was lying on his face and hands when I came up to him—the door was closed immediately after he was put outside—I heard a man's voice inside the house say, "Get me my pistol; I will shoot him"—I heard no screams—I went into the area, and the door was opened to us—I went with Cockburn to the station in the cab; I helped to lift him in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector D</hi>). I was at the station when the charge was taken against the prisoner and Woodward—about an hour after I went to the house and into the front room; at that time it had been arranged and cleared up, except for a broken bottle on the table and broken glass on the floor—I saw two cutlasses in the hall hanging against the wall, and I noticed a place for two others—Saville, in my presence, said to Crawford, "I don't know which of the two did it; one of them done it; it was a cowardly act."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-29" type="given" value="CORAM"/>CORAM JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon of 16, Clare Street, and am divisional surgeon of the D Division—I was called to the station to see Cockburn and Saville—I examined Cockburn first—he was in a state of collapse, suffering from a broken jaw, there was a contusion of the right eye, the eyelid was split—the severity of the injuries was such that I applied tem
<lb/>porary dressing and had him removed to the hospital on an ambulance—the injury to the jaw might have been caused by a kick—there was an incised wound on the cheek, a cut, it was about one-third of an inch in depth, and about two inches in length—I have been unable to find the notes I made at the time—the wound on the cheek would be caused by something sharp—I examined Saville; his injuries were very severe; he had lost a great quantity of blood from the important wound, which was about four inches long, over the left side of the head above the ear, extend
<lb/>ing right down to the bone, and marking the bone—he had another injury on the left forehead, a slighter one, about an inch long—there was a mark on the face as well—the severe wound on the left side must have been caused by a blow with some instrument, it could not have been caused by a fist—it was a direct blow—the injuries to Cockburn were very serious, and dangerous at the time—they had both lost a great deal of blood—it must have been a very violent blow to have caused the fracture of the jaw—I saw the cutlasses—there were marks on the handles I think of both, a kind of smearing—I should say the wounds I saw were not such as would be caused by the cutlasses—the blow on Saville's face was severe, that might have been caused by a fist.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It would have to be a very severe blow by a fist to break the jaw, it would be a very uncommon thing; it was at the strongest part of the jaw, I could not say it would be impossible—a blow with a sharp ring would not account for the wound on Saville's head, it was about four inches long; it could not have been caused by a fall on broken glass—I examined the prisoner hand, there was a cut on the knuckle, a split wound; I should consider it a split of the skin. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness was directed to examine the prisoner's hand</hi>)—that is the wound—I did not see any inquiry to the tendons at the time, the scar would remain—it did not extend to the bone; there is now only evidence of a breaking of the skin—I should say the bone was not broken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On October 1st at the Police-court I noticed the mark on Taylor's hand—I believe I said that it was the sixteenth of an inch deep—he had no other injury.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOCK</hi>. I was house surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital at the time of this occurrence—after Cockburn had been taken to the hospital I saw him there—he was suffering from shock—he was a good deal</p>
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<p>collapsed from loss of blood—he was comatose—he had received several severe injuries, and had lost a deal of blood—his jaw was fractured on the right side—that would be the result of considerable violence—the jaw was actually broken; splintered in several places—it had been recently bandaged—I saw several wounds on his forehead—he was under my care for eleven or twelve days as an in-patient—the fracture of the jaw may very possibly have been done by a kick—there was an incised wound on his cheek about 2 1/2 inches long—I do not think that could have been done by a fist, but by an instrument, something sharp.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is possible that a fall on a fender might have broken the jaw—I think it very improbable that a blow from a naked fist would have done it—it was about 5a.m. when he was admitted to the hospital—he was comatose—he made some remark which made me think he was not drunk—he had been drinking but as far as I could judge he was not actually drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-30" type="given" value="SMITH"/>SMITH DAVISON</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner, of 203, Maida Vale—I saw Saville on Sunday morning, September 30th, about half past seven, at his house—I was called there to attend him—he was bleeding profusely, and suffering from a severe semi-circular wound on the left side of the scalp, exposing the bone, the skin was hanging to the scalp, clean away from the bone—it was a clean-cut wound—it might have been caused by a sharp blow from a bottle, or soda-water glass—it was about three or three-quarters or four inches long—there was a contused wound on the right temple, evidently done by a blow, a knuckle would not have been firm enough to do it, I think a single knuckle-duster would do it, but probably some sharp instrument; it is difficult to measure a wound like that, but its diameter would be about three-quarters of an inch; it went down to the bone, I could just separate it and see the bone; there was a small bruise on the nose, that was not of very much consequence—there must have been considerable hemorrhage from the wound on the scalp, it was a semi-circular wound—he answered my questions clearly without any hesitation—I think he was in bed three or four days; I attended him for about eight or ten days, and looked in occasionally to see how he was going on—he has now recovered from the wounds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It has been a very fair recovery—I did not see Cock
<lb/>burn till afterwards, when he came to see his friend.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector D</hi>). I have had charge of this case—On 1st October Cockburn and Woodward were charged before Mr. Plowden and remanded till the 6th, and again till the 23rd, and ultimately the prisoner was committed to take his trial on the 30th—he was admitted to bail, and failed to surrender—a Bench warrant was granted—I have not been able to find Woodward, I know where he is—a warrant was after
<lb/>wards executed by Nolan at the Cape of Good Hope.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.—I went to the house where this occurred on the morn
<lb/>ing after it took place—I found some broken bottles and blood on the door, and the bottom part of a tumbler, a broken tumbler on the table, and broken pieces of glass about the room—the room had apparently been tidied when I got there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-32" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NOLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). In consequence of information I arrested the prisoner at Cape Town on a warrant on 27th March; his property was handed over to me, with a stiletto which I produce.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-495-18950617 t18950617-495-punishment-1"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> There were other indictments against the prisoner for feloniously wounding Arthur Cockburn and Alfred Saville, and for obtaining goods by false pretences.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A blue one</hi>)—I gave it to Joseph Palmer—I have never visited him in London, and do not know where he lives—Alfred was not in Ealing that day—I did not see him at the school—I did not do this voluntarily; I did it because I was afraid.</p>
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<lb/>wards where he was employed, and asked him if he had any duplicates—he produced one, and said, "The ticket for this overcoat belongs to my brother; it does not belong to me, the other coat came from a burglary in Ealing last January"—this was on 18th May.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 68
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<hi rend="italic">Alfred Palmer's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was not there."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Alfred Palmer's defence.</hi> I know the coat was stolen. My brother came to lodge with me, and I took him in.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence against the other three prisoners.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH HENRY PALMER</hi>*—
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED PALMER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognizances.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE EDWARD CLEGHORN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD JAMES CLEGHORN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-502-18950617 t18950617-504-punishment-9"/>Two Days' Imprisonment</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-502-18950617 t18950617-504-punishment-10"/>and twelve strokes with a birch.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Leary.</hi> I was in the public-house when you came in—I did not ask you to have a drink—the people there were all strangers to me—I gave you a drink to get rid of you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. They were both strangers to me—I left Battersea at half-past five—I could not tell exactly what the time was when they came into the public-house—I had two drinks of beer—when I came to myself at the station I was in a cell—I was charged with being drunk, but I was not; I was insensible—the inspector visited me in the morning and let me out on my own recognizance—I did not hear the policeman tell the Magistrate that he found me the worse for drink—since the hearing before the Magistrate I have been followed and molested and threatened by friends of the prisoners, I have had a stick across my body—the prisoners took my tools and everything from me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There is no foundation for the suggestion that I was the worse for liquor—I am quite certain that the prisoners are the two men that were in the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was asked at the Police-court how Dacey was dressed, and I said he had a cutaway coat, a silk handkerchief round his neck, lightish trousers, a thinnish face, and a moustache.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-71" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (428
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On 14th May, about half-past three in the afternoon, I was in Brick Lane—I saw the prosecutor there—he made a communication to me, in consequence of which I took Leary into custody—I told him it was for robbery and assaulting a man—he said, "I was in his company drinking, if I took the money I don't know how much; but I will sell my clothes and make up the money, if he will let me go"—when he was charged at the station, he said, "All I had of the money was a pot of beer which he gave me in the public-house, if he won't appear against me I will give him a sovereign"—I saw a mark on the prosecutor's chin, which had been dressed by a doctor, also a mark across his face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. The officer who found the prosecutor on the ground is not here—he can be fetched in an hour, and the surgeon also.</p>
<hi rend="italic">They were sent for</hi>)—the prosecutor was charged before the inspector with being drunk.</p>
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<lb/>prehended Dacey—I told him he would be charged with being concerned with Leary—he said, "What! Dick Leary? The other day he said he would charge me with assaulting him, so I should not be in his company; you have made a mistake."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I had known Dacey by sight, not Leary—I was with the prosecutor when he pointed out Dacey—I do not know that Leary had charged Dacey with an assault, except from what he said.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-73" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am a higgler—I live at 2, Crown Court, Pearl Street—I gave evidence before Mr. Cluer at Worship Street a week after 15th May—I was there twice; it was on the second occasion that I was examined as a witness—Dacey's sister asked me to go there—I was with Dacey on Monday, the 13th May, about ten in the morning, in Commer
<lb/>cial Tavern—he looked in at the door, and I said, "Hallo, pal, what are you going to have?"—he said, "Half a pint of ale"—he came in, and he re
<lb/>mained in my company that day till half-past ten at night, when I left him at his own house, 24 1/2, Great Pearl Street—he was then very drunk—he went into the yard and laid down there, and the woman he lives with found him there; her name is Emily Harvey—while he was in my company that day he did not assault or rob anybody: if he had I should have seen it—I did not see the prosecutor that day—about half-past four we met Mr. Ward and went to Shoreditch, and had a couple of pots of beer, and then went to the house of a friend, Glover, at 40, Buck's Row—he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I sell parsley and sage and onions; that is higgling—I buy the cheapest in Spitalfields Market—I have a stand, and sell things—I went to Worship Street, and gave evidence, and while I was in the witness-box the prosecutor came up behind me and said I had kicked him about, and I had never seen the man; this was in the presence of the magistrate—I have known Dacey from a child; he is a dock labourer—I drank with him all day long in this house on this day—it was about eight when we were at Glover's—he was falling about, he fell over a table, and I helped him up; he broke a lamp-glass.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-74" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WARD</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, of 12, Cambridge Buildings, Bethnal Green—I was a Fellowship porter till last year; to be a Fellowship porter you must be respectable, and have the freedom of the City—I have known Dacey five or six years—I was unable to go to Worship Street on either occasion when he was before the magistrate—I heard on the Tuesday night that he was locked up—I had last seen him on Monday, 13th May—on that day I was walking down Commercial Street just before five, and I saw Dacey and Stevens, whom I had seen in the prisoners' company once. or twice, and whom I knew as a higgler—they asked me to accompany them to Shoreditch, and I did so—we went to two different houses and had drink, and I left them at Brady Street, Whitechapel Road, about quarter to eight, and that was the last I saw of Dacey that night—it would not take ordinary people ten minutes to walk from Brady Street to Brick Lane, but they were both worse for liquor, and it would have taken them an hour I should think; they could not travel very fast—I was not the worse for liquor; I did not drink so heavily as they did.</p>
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<p>with the prisoners—I never left them—I went home just before eight—I live close by, two or three minutes' walk—my wife said I ought to have been home before; it was past eight o'clock—I have a watch—I don't think I looked at it between five and eight—I paid for several pots of ale; I don't remember the prisoners paying for anything—I was not intoxicated—Dacey was the worst of us, I think—I have known Stevens about twelve months—I knew he was a higgler—I work in the docks at times when my work is scarce, and I have worked there with Dacey—I think I spent 3s. or 4s. that evening—I work in the grain boats on the river—I have no regular employment now—I have known Dacey five or six years I think; he was a casual acquaintance—I went about with him till eight, when they were both so drunk that they could not walk pro
<lb/>perly; they were drunk after they came out of the last house, and then I left them and went straight home—I did not give evidence before the magistrate because I understood from the prisoners' friends that the robbery was committed at ten, and as I only saw them up to eight I thought it would be no use my going—Stevens told me they went to Glover's house after I left and something occurred there, and I said, "You could have that man and his wife up"—I remember it was on the Monday, because on the Tuesday night the prisoner's sister came and told me he was locked up.
<hi rend="italic">The following witnesses for the prosecution were sent for by direction of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-75" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DERBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). At 1.20 p.m. on 13th May the prosecutor was brought to the station on an ambulance, and charged as being drunk and incapable, I am positive about the time—it was in the daytime; he had a cut on his chin—I sent for the doctor, who dressed the wound, and he was then detained till four on the morning of the 14th, when he was bailed—he appeared before the Magistrate, and was dis
<lb/>charged—I am positive he was drunk when he was brought to the station—the doctor saw him ten minutes after he was brought in—the policeman who brought him in is not here, he is at Ascot to-day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been an inspector about eight months—I have been thirteen years in the force—I have referred to the charge-book, in which the time of the prosecutor's coming to the station is entered—I was not called at the Police-court—the charge was booked at my station next day against Leary—the constable who is at Ascot has had twenty-three years' service—I have no doubt that the prosecutor was drunk and in
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was no evidence to prove that he had been violently assaulted; the wound he was suffering from might have been caused by a blow or a fall.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I left my house at Battersea Park Road about 10.30 on the 13th—I was waiting most all day in White
<lb/>chapel to pay the man his money, which I had in my pocket—I came by train to Whitechapel—I was told he was at the public-house, and I went there—after going there I had my dinner at the coffee-house opposite Whitechapel church, and then I went back to the public-house—after that I met the prisoners—after I gave my evidence the first time, and when the prisoners were remanded, Stevens was one of four or five who followed me and assaulted me, and when I came to give evidence on the remand I told the Magistrate what he had done.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I must have made a mistake if I said I came from Battersea to Whitechapel by the 5.30 p.m. train—the prisoners must have followed me all day, and drugged me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-77" type="given" value="PERCY JOHN"/>PERCY JOHN CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the divisional surgeon—I examined John Williams at the Commercial Street Police Station at 1.30 p.m., on May 13th—he was suffering from a cut on the chin, not a severe wound, but such as he might have got from falling down—at that time my opinion was that that was the cause of the wound—I cannot remember whether his tongue was hurt—as far as I can remember he was drunk—I think he was put into the cells—I thought he was drunk and incapable; the question was probably asked me whether he would be all right in the cell, and as far as I remember I said, "Yes."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Leary in his defence stated that the prosecutor, who was three-parts drunk, offered him drink in the public-house; that Dacey was not there; that he left the prosecutor there, and did not see him again till next day.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 18
<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="t18950617-512-offence-2 t18950617-name-90"/>Clara Legge</persName>, his wife being alive; after a conviction of felony in April, 1892.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-512-18950617 t18950617-512-punishment-17"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude</rs>
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<interp inst="t18950617-513-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>** to two indictments, for burglary with intent to steal. </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic"> Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<lb/>mitting acts of gross indecency with each other.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KNOX</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Dimsdale, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Ahmed.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury being unable to agree were discharged without giving a verdict, and the trial was postponed until next Sessions.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">No evidence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wright.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. F. GILL</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). On the morning of May 27th, while I was on duty in High Street, Camden Town, the prisoner's husband came and spoke to me—I went to 28, Delancy Street—in the back kitchen there I saw the body of a child lying in a bath with its clothes on—there was enough water to cover it—its food bottle was there, and two pieces of rug—I took the child out at once, and found it was dead—I then went into the room where the prisoner was—I told her I should take her into custody for drowning her child—she stared at me, but made no reply—in consequence of the condition in which she was I communicated with the divisional surgeon—he came to the house—before he came I sent the prisoner with two constables to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-103" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MAUGHAN</persName> </hi>. I am the divisional surgeon at 56, Albany Street—on the morning of May 27th I was called to 28, Delancy Street, and there saw the body of the deceased child—it had apparently been drowned—I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—the cause of death was suffocation from drowning—I went to the station and saw the prisoner there—I told her I was a medical man, and I asked her if she complained of anything—she then made a statement to me, of which I made notes—she said, "I feel impelled to do bad things, never to do good things. I have no desire to live; I would rather die than anything else. I wanted to do something for which they would hang me. I felt that I must take the child and drown it; I had no control over myself, so I just held the child in the bath and left it there. I have had a dragging pain at the back of my head and a lifting at the top, ever since the furniture has been sold; my temples have been wound up and have been going ever since. I have a dreadful pain at the pit of my stomach. I should like to stab myself there so as to get from that which pains me; my grief has been so great that I cannot cry—ever since baby was born I have been very low-spirited and depressed"—her condition was that of melan
<lb/>cholia, a sort of puerperal mania, that very often occurs during lactation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It mainly results in suicidal mania.</p>
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<lb/>ently suffering from great depression—I knew of her attempt to drown herself shortly before—she spoke to me with regard to her feelings—they were peculiar; she had a strange feeling at the pit of her stomach, which she described, and she felt a little giddy—I formed the opinion after a short time that she was better—about 4th April she said she had great interest in her children, and expressed a desire to go home to her hus
<lb/>band, and in the result I discharged her on the 11th May—I have not seen her since until this morning—I understood that she was suffering from something in consequence of her confinement—this form of melan
<lb/>cholia often passes away rapidly—her case was peculiar, it was so suddenly impulsive.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I consider that she was not responsible for her actions at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This happened about half-past eight in the evening of 23rd April—it was getting dusk at that time; it was not dark, it was getting dark—I did not see many people about—the urinal was in the middle of the road, in Oxford Market—I identified all the prisoners at the station, Wilton and Mooney first, then I went up and down and picked out Shepherd—I saw him at once and identified him, but to make sure I walked up and down—I am sure Wilton said, "I will make it hot for you, my lord"—he said it to me as we were passing down Castle Street, and also at parting, and he also said, "You beast! I should like to give you a thrashing as well"—the two gentlemen stopped; I explained to them, and they went away—I have not seen them since—I did not notice any
<lb/>body else in the urinal—I first described Mooney as a dark boy about seventeen, and wearing a black coat or jacket—I could not describe him fully at that time, but I knew his face again directly I saw him—he had a very boyish appearance, and was shaven—it was outside the urinal that he accosted me—it was a fortnight after that I identified him—hav
<lb/>ing a collar makes a great deal of difference in his appearance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was wearing a collar on the 23rd, and when I identi
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-111" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a corn dealer at 42, Great Castle Street—the urinal in Oxford Market is opposite my shop—on Tuesday evening, 23rd April, about half-past eight, I was standing at my door, and saw Mr. Francis pass, walking towards Oxford Street; one of the prisoners (Moody, I think) was with him—he had hold of Mr. Francis' arm; they were close to me, only a few yards away—I saw the other two prisoners following close behind; they passed on out of my sight—on Monday, 6th May, about half-past eight in the evening, I went in the Cock public-house in Great Portland Street, and saw the three prisoners there—Shepherd jumped up directly he saw me, and ran out at the door—I went to the door and said to an officer, "That is one; I know him"—I had been in communication with the detectives—I pointed to Shepherd, and an officer arrested him—I then went back to the house with the officer, and pointed out Moody and Wilton—I knew the three prisoners well by sight before the 23rd of April, and a lot more besides—I have frequently seen the three prisoners together—I had spoken to Moody; at least, he spoke to me; I spoke to him with my fist—I had spoken to Shepherd before—I had seen them together, close to my house; I have had to send them away from there for annoyance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On the 23rd they were about three or four yards from me, passing my door; it was dark—Mr. Francis and Moody were arm-in-arm and the other two men behind"—I did not hear anything pass between them; I could not see that Moody was crying—I did not notice any other people about; I noticed them—Market Street is a pretty good thoroughfare; it is a very quiet neighbourhood—the prisoners do not live in that neigh
<lb/>bourhood, not within 100 yards—I know everybody there; I have lived there a number of years—I had had some words with Shepherd a year or eighteen months ago; he accused me at the Police-court with keeping a brothel—I was subpoened to the court as a witness against a person who kept one—I have been tormented for years by a lot of them, and I drove them from my door, for the language they were using—it was at that time he made that accusation against me, and from time to time I have had letters passed under my door, and I have not had one since they have been in custody—seeing them with Mr. Francis, I spoke to a policeman the following day—I produce some of the letters I received.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Shepherd gave his address at a lodging-house in Percy Street—Wilton gave his as the County Council lodging-house in Drury Lane—Moody's mother lives at 24, Warren Street, Tottenham Court Road; that is about ten minutes' or a quarter of an hour's walk from Oxford Market.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant D</hi>). I was with Inspector Arrow on the night of May 6th—I saw Shepherd come out of the public-house—I rushed to the door with Brooks—Hawkins pointed out Moody and Wilkin—I arrested Mooney and said, "I am a police-officer, and you will be arrested with another man for demanding money." He said, "You say you are a police-officer, anyone can say that, show me your authority"—I took him to the inspector.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective D</hi>). I arrested Wilkin and told him the charge—he said, "You have made a mistake"—he turned round to Moody and said, "I don't know this man."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Produced and proved a plan of the premises.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate:—Wilkin says:</hi> "I never used no threats at all, and never tried to obtain money."
<hi rend="italic">Moody says:</hi> "I was not there at the time; it is a case of mistaken identity."
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-118" type="given" value="LILY"/>LILY MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 33, Ousney Crescent, and am manageress at the Universal Stock Exchange, Cockspur Street, Mr. Mackornick's estab
<lb/>lishment—on November 30th, 1894, the prisoner came and wanted to open an account, and did so in Brighton "A's"—he signed this document "Ernest Hamilton," and I witnessed it—it is the terms of business—he produced this card, "Ernest Hamilton, 35, Holland Street, Kensington," and I wrote this purchase order for £1,000 Brighton "A's," and he signed it—I do not think I saw him again till December 8th, when the transaction was closed; £49 odd was then due to him, and he gave me this cheque for £49 9s. 10.l.—it is signed by Mr. McCormack—I received with the cheque this receipt signed "Ernest Hamilton"—I identified him in the Mansion House Justice Room in May, from a number of men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said, "I think you have made a mistake;" I said, "I think not"—I saw Miss Giles at the Mansion House on May 2nd—she went there before me—all the men were well dressed, with black coats on, and in the same class of life as himself—I did not go to Cloak Lane before I went to the Mansion House—my attention was called to November 23rd a week or so before May 2nd—I have a great deal to do all day opening and closing accounts—this account was of the ordinary business character—the transaction took place in the open office; other lady clerks were there, there are about twenty in the office—I sent the man the cheque to the address he left—I did say before the Lord Mayor, "I don't think this is the one"—I won't swear it is not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The terms are printed on our forms—these cheques for £960 and £640 are on our bankers, but not from our cheque-book, and they are not Mr. McAnliff's signature—they are dated January 3rd and 4th—I first heard of this when Mr. Williams called on me—I was shown the cheque—I could not give a description of the prisoner but I knew him when I saw him—I sent the cheque on the 21st, the settling day was on 20th—I have scarcely any doubt about the prisoner being the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The two forged cheques are in the same name—I have said before the police Magistrate "I had no difficulty in recognising the man with whom I had the business" and I had not the least, when I had seen them all I went up at once and put my hand on him.</p>
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<persName id="t18950617-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-119" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-119" type="surname" value="GILES"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-119" type="given" value="MARY ELEANOR"/>MARY ELEANOR GILES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Mackornick—I saw the prisoner on November 23rd but did not speak to him—he called again on December 8th, and ordered me to sell Brighton A. Stock—this form was filled up and I saw him write this, "Ernest Hamilton"—on May 2nd, I went to the Mansion House, and identified him, I pointed to two men and said "It is this one or that one" and I said afterwards I was sure the shorter one was not the one, and the prisoner was, as far as I could say; but I had only seen him twice, and only spoken to him once—on November 23rd I only saw him cross the office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not the nearest clerk to where Miss Mitchell was doing business with him—our conversation on November 23rd was not for more than a minute or two—I went to Cloak Lane Police-station on May 2nd, not to the Mansion House—my mind had been directed about a month before that to what occurred in November—I see a number of people every day—the transaction was closing the account—at Cloak, Lane Station only two men in the room were respectably dressed—the others, I believe, had not got collars or coats on—they looked a lower</p>
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<p>class of men—I said to the inspector, "I am sure I ought not to have picked out the short one, because he is not a bit like the man who came to our office"—I said, "If I saw a great many similar to Small, I should not pick him out; he is either Small or very much like him"—I was in Court at the Mansion House before I gave my evidence, and was in a position to see the prisoner—Miss Mitchell did not go there that day; I was called one week and she the next—the police have not shown me a photograph.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see Mr. Hillman in the matter, but I had a conversation with Miss Mitchell after he had seen her—that was the first time my mind was called back to the signature—after saying that one man was not the man I instantly said, "This is the one"—they were not standing together—I am sure the men had coats on; I do not know about the collars.</p>
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<persName id="t18950617-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-120" type="surname" value="AVORY"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-120" type="given" value="CHARLES ROBERT"/>CHARLES ROBERT AVORY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Robert Pringle and Co., wholesale jewellers—on December 21st two men called and purchased four or five gold Alberts and some ladies' gold Alberts—some were taken on approbation, and about £13 goods sold—£8 13s. 7d. was left to cover the amounts—the prisoner is the man I did business with; he produced a card similar to this, and he got some of our business cards from the assistant—we received this letter: "35, Holland Street, Kensington. Gentlemen,—I have submitted your goods, and beg to return those I took on approbation. You will please return me cheque for £8 3s. 4d.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. HAMILTON</hi>"—I sent this cheque on the day it bears date; it does not appear to have passed through the bank till the 29th—when it left me it was not endorsed; it is now endorsed "E. Hamilton."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was taken to the Mansion House about twelve days before I gave my evidence, and I was shown a number of men in the cell passage below—the gaolor asked me if I recognised anyone there, and, having a doubt, I said, "No"—I was in Court when the detective gave evidence—the junior assistant is not here; he was at the Mansion House, but was not called—the transaction was quite an ordinary one; the only attention I gave was on account of the value of the goods—my attention was called to the transaction about three weeks afterwards—I was only before the Lord Mayor at one hearing; I was in such a position as to see the prisoner's side face—I said at the Mansion House that the person I had dealings with had his aide face to me—I do not think I said, "I commented on his side face"—I do not think I gave a description of his side face—I said that I recognised him by his smile, his fair moustache, and his height—I noticed that his side face was stouter than the man's who had dealings with me; it was a little fuller—a photograph was shown to me when the officer came back, but I had given a description pre
<lb/>viously; it did not resemble the man much; I said that it somewhat resembled him, but it was a young figure—the officer who showed it to me is outside the Court—I do not know his name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was asked to look at persons for identification—I did not fully recognise the prisoner, but after seeing him on the examination I had no doubt he was the man—the light was much better in Court, and I saw him under different conditions—I have no doubt about him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I said before the Lord Mayor, "I subsequently saw Small in the dock here and having seen his side face in the dock and</p>
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<p>having seen him smile in Court, he was continually smiling in the Court, I came to the conclusion that he was the man: I have no doubt he is the man; when doing business with him he was full of smiles."</p>
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<persName id="t18950617-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-121" type="surname" value="ROSITER"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-121" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ROSITER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Edward Culver, of 60, Myddelton Street, Clerkenwell—on December 21st, 1894, two men came—the prisoner is one of them—a card with "Ernest Hamilton" on it was produced, and I was asked for some gold chains—the prisoner said he was a dealer, and had a large jewellery establishment up West, and several of his customers required chains—I said that as we did not know him we should require a cash deposit—he said that he was prepared to leave cash for whatever he took away—he was there about a quarter of an hour, and selected seven chains—after he had selected the chains I went out and left him there—some of the chains were sent back next day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Culver was at his desk, and I left the clerk Bryant to enter the chains—he is not here, nor was he at the Mansion House—he has not been called at all—I went to Cloak Lane Station on May 2nd, and saw Miss Giles there—I was taken into a room where there were a number of men, and she went in two or three minutes after me—several of the men were of a lower class, but I should not like to say that only two or three were respectably dressed—I picked out the prisoner from those men—I have said, "I heard the prisoner speak in the Court in a low voice; I could scarcely hear him"—the Lord Mayor called my attention to the fact that he had made some application about his property—the only thing to fix my attention on the men was that they were strangers—we do not often have strangers—the cheque was sent by post.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have had no opportunity of hearing his full voice—I was in a hurry to get out, and left the money to be paid—when I saw the prisoner with the others I picked him out at once.</p>
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<persName id="t18950617-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-122" type="surname" value="CULVER"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-122" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CULVER</persName> </hi>. I am a manufacturing jeweller, of 59 and 60, Myddel
<lb/>ton Street, Clerkenwell—I received this letter referring to a transaction concluded by my shopman—I find by my book that £18 Is. was deposited—the letter came separately from the parcel—there were three £5 notes among the money—I paid one of them into my bank, Messrs. Smith, Payne's—I sent a cheque for £11 10s., as requested in the letter, for the returned goods—these cheques for £411 and £811 are not signed by me, and did not come from any book of mine. (
<hi rend="italic">These were drawn to E. Hamilton, and endorsed Ernest Hamilton, and one was marked "Signature differs"</hi>)—one was not paid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-123" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-123" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am in the accountants' department of the Bank of England—I produce £5 note 70005, dated October 25th, 1894, which was received at the bank on December 24th, 1894, from Messrs. Smith, Payne and Smith, and endorsed E. Hamilton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-124" type="surname" value="HOARE"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-124" type="given" value="JAMES SEDMAN"/>JAMES SEDMAN HOARE</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Smith, Payne and Smith—Mr. Culver has an account there—this £5 note, 70205, of 25th October, 1894, was paid in by his clerk on December 22nd.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-125" type="surname" value="HILLMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM HARRISON"/>WILLIAM HARRISON HILLMAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Queen Victoria Street Branch of the City Bank—on December 28th, 1894, an account was opened there by Ernest Hamilton, of 35, Holland Street, Kensington, with £249 3s. 2d.—he is described as a financial agent—the account was made up of £180 in three cheques and £49 9s. 11d., £11 10s., and £8 3s. 4d., and another cheque—the last time that account was operated upon was</p>
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<p>on January 1st, when £100 was drawn out—a cheque for £180 was paid in, but that was not paid—I have got the signature of Ernest Hamilton in the book—I saw the person who opened the account, but cannot identify him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He referred to the London and South-Western Bank, Earl's Court—their reply was very satisfactory—this is it—I went to Cloak Lane in May, and saw a number of men—I did not see Miss Giles there that day; that was the first day—I failed to recognise the man who opened the account—I have frequently been to the Mansion House sitting in view of the prisoner, and failed to recognize him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The £180 with which the account was opened was a cheque on the London and South-Western Bank—I took pains to see that it was the same person as to whom we had the reference, before we gave the cheque-book, but not before we opened the account—the man was somewhat taller than the prisoner as far as I remember, and not so stout—he does not give me the impression at all of the man—he signed his name twice—he said, "No, I won't sign that way"—before he had the cheque-book he came and altered his address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-126" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-126" type="surname" value="LANSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-126" type="given" value="AMY"/>AMY LANSLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Hornton Street, and let apartments—a man named Ernest Hamilton had a bedroom there for a few weeks in 1894—the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He may have been there five or six weeks—on May 9th I was shown a number of men at the Mansion House, but did not recognise my lodger—on the same day I saw the prisoner in the Court in the dock by himself, and commanded a view of his side face: that enabled me to recognise him—there was a fair light in the cells passage—they stood in a half circle—I have said, "I recognised him on further con
<lb/>sideration"—when he was my lodger I mostly saw his full face, but I saw his side face at times—I saw him two or three times a week—his side face is fuller than my lodger's, but his features are the same—I have said, "It was the side face that guided me"—I mostly saw his full face, but do not remember saying, "I did not see much of his full face"—I may have forgotten it—I did not recognise the prisoner downstairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I told the told Mayor that when I saw him down there I did not recognise him, but that he seemed to recognise me as he came down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. H. HILLMAN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I believe this photograph (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to be that of the man who opened the account at the bank. (
<hi rend="italic">Not the prisoner's photograph.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is not the first time I have seen it—I saw it to the best of my recollection at the last examination at the Mansion House—I was called several times, but no question was asked me about the photograph.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-127" type="surname" value="CHILD"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-127" type="given" value="EDGAR"/>EDGAR CHILD</persName> </hi>. I am deputy manager of the Queen Victoria Street Branch of the City Bank—an account was opened in the name of Ernest Hamilton, and I gave the person thirty cheques, Nos. 50,311 to 50,340—the two forged cheques on Mr. Mackornick are on forms from that book—this is a paying-in slip—a photograph was shown me of the person who I believe opened the account and to whom I gave the cheque book—I believe it is the same person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was not shown to me before I gave my evidence—it</p>
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<p>was since I was at the Mansion House—I was taken to Cloak Lane to see a number of men, and failed to recognise any of them—I had seen the man on three or four occasions, I believe it was four, and I gave a description of him to the police—Mr. Beale and I and two other officers were called in at Cloak Lane.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-128" type="surname" value="BEALE"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-128" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY BEALE</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Queen Victoria Street branch of the City Bank, Mr. Howard Montagu Mackornick has an account there—I cashed this cheque for £960 first with seven £100 notes, four £50 notes, and £60 in gold, and a few minutes afterwards this cheque for £440 to a different person with a £200 note, 83,603, two £100 notes, and £40 in gold, neither of the men was like this photograph—I do not think it was the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave a description of the person who opened the account—the police asked me to go to Cloak Lane station, and I failed to recognise the man who opened the account, or either of the men who cashed the two forged cheques—Mr. Hillman picked out one of the people who were asked by the police to come in and stand there—the signature, "Ernest Hamilton," resembles the signature in the signature
<lb/>book—if these two signatures on these two documents (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), signed "Ernest Hamilton" had appeared on a cheque, I should have honoured them—I saw Ernest Hamilton two or three times at the bank, and am quite clear this is not the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There were other payments in—I did not see him when he opened the account—this credit slip accompanied the forged cheque for £811—this is a full copy of Hamilton's account, and there are three credits in cashing the £960 cheque—one of the seven £100 notes was 62,843.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. There is no entry on the counterfoil of a paying-in slip for £811, but there are loose paying-in slips on the counter—I did not think it strange that our customer should have a cheque for so large an amount payable over the counter, and not pay it to his account be
<lb/>cause he described himself as a financial agent, and might want the money—I know instances where several members have a common signature, but I do not find that they write the same—I can identify the signature of each member of the firm.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-129" type="surname" value="MACKORNICK"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-129" type="given" value="HOWARD MONTAGU"/>HOWARD MONTAGU MACKORNICK</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at the Universal Stock Exchange, Cockspur Street—I have an account at the City Bank—this cheque for £49 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. has my genuine signature, but these for £640 and £960 are forgeries—they are like my signature except the "s," which is sharp at the turn, and mine is round—the '95 is not well done, in my signature there is a down stroke in the middle, and this is an upstroke; it is finished down instead of being finished up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-130" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-130" type="surname" value="ENGLISH"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-130" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY ENGLISH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles English, of 35; Holland Street, Kensington. In November, 1894, Ernest Hamilton took a bed
<lb/>sitting-room in my house, he gave no reference, he said he came from 55, Hornton Street—he stayed about six weeks; I saw very little of him, I did not go to his room—he did not always sleep there, a different man very often came and slept there—I do not recognise the prisoner; the man stayed till the evening of January 4th; I knew on the 3rd that he was going, he had got some portmanteaus—the detectives afterwards came, and I gave them this book which I found there (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—some</p>
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<p>time after that my husband went to Paris for a day or two and came back—I found this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the room—he used to leave the house and put up, "Return in twenty minutes—E. Hamilton."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had no conversation with him at any time, but of course he took the room of me—I gave him a key of it when he came back—I saw his face then—I described him to Inspector Davidson as far as I could remember—I went to the Mansion House and saw a number of men, but did not recognise him—I do not think the prisoner is a bit like my description—my husband is not here, he did not attend at the Mansion House on the same day as I did—I was not at Cloak Lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He used not to come out and speak to me—he spoke from inside the door—my husband is a builder, he took no part in letting the room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-131" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-131" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I produce a £100 note, No. 62,483, paid into the Bank of England through the London Joint Stock Bank, on January 7th, endorsed Ernest Hamilton, 35, Holland Street; a £200 note, 83,603, and a £100 note, 63,995—the £100 note is endorsed "R. Pimgle"—they were cashed over the counter at the Bank of England.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-132" type="surname" value="ANDREWS"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-132" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Charles Reinhardt and Co., money changers—their account is at the London and South Western Bank—on January 4th, about five p.m. the £100 note, 62,843, was tendered, and we gave for it in French money £51 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and English money for the remainder—the person who had the money endorsed the note in my presence, "Ernest Hamilton, 35, Holland Street"—it was paid into our bank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The person was there about twenty minutes—I was asked at the Mansion House if I could recognise the man, and recog
<lb/>nised Messum—that is the man I saw sign it. (
<hi rend="italic">Pointing to Messum. See page</hi> 778.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-133" type="surname" value="TOPPLE"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-133" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER TOPPLE</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier in the issue department of the Bank of England—I received this £200 note, 83,603, and £100 note, 63,995, and gave gold for the whole amount—he wrote "Pringle" on one of the notes when I asked him to write his name and address—I asked for his card—this card (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) does not resemble the one he gave me; it had "Pringle and Co," on it—it is the custom when more than one note is brought to have the signature on one only.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-134" type="surname" value="JUNR"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-134" type="given" value="ROBERT PRINGLE,"/>ROBERT PRINGLE, JUNR</persName> </hi>. I was not present when this transaction took place on my father's premises—I do not know whether there were any cards with "R. Pringle and Co." on them; it would be in writing—I did not write this on the back of this £100 note; I do not know anything about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-135" type="surname" value="PRAGNALL"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-135" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN PRAGNALL</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and County Bank, Richmond, Surrey—in 1892 John Piers Ellisson had an account there—the prisoner is the man—he operated on that account by several cheques (
<hi rend="italic">eight cheques produced</hi>)—he signed the book—I have compared it with the signatures to the cheques, and they are identical—the account was closed on May 16, 1894—these paid cheques were in the pocket of the pass-book, which I produce—it is absolutely correct as to the debits and credits.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been seven years cashier, and a vast number of signatures come under my notice—I cannot detect any similarity be
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<p>the signature "Ernest Hamilton," and the signature to these other documents.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If written by the same person, it must be a disguised writing—this "Ellisson" is in a free, flowing hand, and the other is written backwards, in the cramped writing of a person writing slowly, and at a different angle to the other—this is the first time I have seen them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-136" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Inspector</hi>). At the beginning of this year I made inquiries, and went to Nice—I saw the prisoner there with a man not in custody, out whose name I know; I saw him day by day for about a month, and also at Monaco and Monte Carlo—I afterwards saw them in Paris—I communicated with London, and English came over; he walked on one side of the Avenue de 1'Opera, and I on the other on March 1st—when they had passed English, the prisoner stopped and looked, and touched the man with him, and both looked in the direction English was going—the man not in custody touched Small, and both walked away, I followed them up the Rue St. Honore—I did not know their address—I attended at the Gare du Nord on March 9th—I saw the prisoner with some luggage, which I saw registered and put into the train—the initials on it were, "J. S. G."—I got into the train and got out at Calais, and met the prisoner face to face on the platform—I went on to the boat, and when I got to Dover I found he was not on the boat—I communicated with Sager, went to Holborn, and found some luggage un
<lb/>claimed with the initials, "J. S. G."—it was removed from there—I was with Wright when the prisoner was arrested at Homerton—I had shaved my beard off before I went to Nice, Monte Carlo, and Paris—Wright addressed the prisoner as Ellisson, he said, "I am going to arrest you on a charge of forging and uttering cheques"; he replied, "It is awkward, very awkward, I am going to meet a 'tart'"—I said, "I have not seen you since you were at Calais"—he said, "You have altered, I saw you at Paris and Monte Carlo"—I said, "You did not appear to like the sea voyage"—he laughed—he was then taken to Cloak Lane station—the initials on his shirt were "J. S. G."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not deny having seen me at Calais, Paris, and Monte Carlo—English and a good many other persons were taken to Cloak Lane to see the prisoner—I was present when English was asked to identify him, and failed to do so, and therefore he has not been called yet; he has been sent for—they identified each other in Paris—English was at the Mansion House two or three times, but never put in the witness-box—six or eight people were taken to the station to see the prisoner while I had charge of him, and several failed to identify him—when Mr. Avory was shown a row of men he said, "There is no one there I know," or words to that effect—I saw Miss Mitchell before the prisoner was apprehended—I had not got the photograph with me—I had it a week prior to the last hearing, which was June 11th—no question was asked me about it, it is not a photograph of the prisoner—the prisoner did not complain to me of the sort of people he was placed with at Cloak Lane, but I heard of it—no one identified the prisoner in the row at the Mansion House, but they afterwards identified him in the dock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I saw the prisoner at Nice, Monte Carlo, and Paris he had a moustache—when I saw him at Calais it had been shaved off, and he was very much altered.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. When I saw him at the station I asked him to open his mouth, and said "Have you got false teeth?"—I had a descrip
<lb/>tion that Ernest Hamilton had false teeth—I do not know the number—I believe there is more than one man passing under the name of Ernest Hamilton—there were four descriptions which were different—the description of the Ernest Hamilton with false teeth came to me from Wright, and I believe it came from 12, Calthorpe Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. I find that there are two distinct people passing as Ernest Hamilton—I know the name of the man whose photograph this is—the man I saw in Paris had the same surname as that man—when I arrested him I mentioned the initials, and said, "That is John Suther
<lb/>land Gordon, you have given the name of Small"—he said, "In this case."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I took the prisoner—I know him as Ellisson—the same information disclosed to me the name of John Sutherland Gordon—I told him he would be charged with forging two cheques on the City Bank, and a cheque on Smith Payne's on the same date—he said, "It is awkward, very awkward, the best thing I can do is to say nothing"—Davidson said, "The last time I saw you was at Calais"—he said, "How you have altered; I remember seeing you in Monte Carlo and Paris"—Davidson said, "You did not like the sea voyage"—he said, "No"—when the charge of the four forgeries was read over at Clcak Lane, he said, "I know nothing about it"—he gave his name John Small on the charge sheet; he first said of Clapton, and then "No fixed residence."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When he said it was very awkward, he said he had got an appointment with a lady—he did not mention the time till we were going to the station—he connected this awkwardness with the fact that he was breaking the appointment—I had not charge of the identify
<lb/>cation—I went away, but I asked him if he was perfectly satisfied; he said, "Oh, yes," but I heard that he complained of eight or twelve men placed with him, he did not think it was fair—I said that it should not occur again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-138" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SAGAR</persName> </hi>. Davidson communicated with me—I went to Holborn, and saw this luggage with J. S. G. on it—Davidson afterwards saw it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner complained of the sort of people he was placed with, and I said he ought to have complained before, and that at that time of the morning it was difficult to get men of the position I wanted—I invited the solicitor to see the people go in, but not to be pre
<lb/>sent, and on those two occasions there might be half a dozen brought in—no one picked him out on either occasion—from first to last fifteen or twenty people have been brought to see if they could recognise him, including those Davidson brought, and he was placed with others six or eight times.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-139" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GUERRIN</persName> </hi>. I have made the study of handwriting a good many years and practice as an expert—I have seen the cheque, signed "J. Piers Ellisson," and the endorsement, "J. Pringle, jun., 40, Clerken
<lb/>well Road," on the £100 note, and I believe they were written by the same person—I have seen the two forged cheques and the cheque for £49 9s. 10d., and have compared the endorsement, "Ernest Hamilton," with the signature to the terms of business; it does not appear to be the same, but I cannot give a positive opinion—the real cheque for £49 2s. 10d.</p>
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<p>appears to be the same, but it is very easy to imitate, anyone who could use a pen freely could write that hand—on the endorsement to the cheque for £640 I see a similarity between the "E" in Evans and the "E" in Ellisson in the shape of the upper loop and in the middle of the "E"—the £100 note changed at Rheinhardt's has the same kind of writing in the endorsement; there is a strong similarity.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not examined by the Lord Mayor—I have not had these documents in my hands before to-day—I have been regularly called in Treasury prosecutions for some years—I have seen the "Ernest Hamilton" in the signature book of the City Bank, and I have had the terms of business, and there is a very strong resemblance between them, such as I think a bank cashier would honour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have given time and attention to the subject to-day, I have been looking at documents all day long—there is a capital "J" in Junior, and a capital "J" here, you see, where the "J" commences—the next is the capital "P," the way in which it is finished—then the small "g" in "Pringle" which is made exactly like a "j"; that com
<lb/>pared with two "g's" in the name of Gosling, to whom the cheque is made out; it is made like a "j" at the end, with a little bend in the back, and the curve of that stroke corresponds exactly with the "g" in Pringle—the Ernest Hamilton signatures are such a common form of writing as to be easily copied, and are quite different from the fine writing on the Bank of England note—it is a good hand, quite right if two Hamiltons were trying to write alike.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-520-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>—INSPECTOR DAVIDSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that a number of forgeries had been successfully carried out for very large amounts, and goods obtained in the name of Gordon—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-520-18950617 t18950617-520-punishment-23"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 778.)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEWARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-147" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ANGUS</persName> </hi>. I live with my wife and children at 13 and 15, King Street, Hammersmith, above the shop of Alfred John Palmer—the ground floors of both 13 and 15 form that shop—there is a staircase from our premises down into the shop below—on the 6th June I went to bed' between ten and 10.15, after examining the premises as usual, and found them locked and secure—I came down at 7.25 next morning to open the premises, and I found a cash-box on the floor by the egg counter, open; the tray of it was on the floor—that cash-box was not there the night before—there was some foreign money by the side of it, and a piece of paper, one of our own forms—the cashier's desk had been broken open, and two other cash boxes were lying on the seat broken open; the tray of one was missing—I cannot say what was taken from the cash boxes—in the despatch room I found a large tin box, in which we kept coppers, under the</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-148" type="given" value="GEORGE JESSE"/>GEORGE JESSE PRIOR</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Palmer, of 13 and 15, King Street, Hammersmith, and I have charge of the cash—on 6th June, about 5 or 5.15, I left the premises, after locking up £10 to £12 in coppers in 5s. packets or bags in an iron box under the desk—there were packets of farthings—some of the packets of pence may have contained 10s., but the usual amount in a packet is 5s.—in the desk I left three cash-boxes; two contained £5 each in silver and bronze—next morning when I came I found the cash-boxes lying on the floor, and the copper-box was in the despatch room—I missed about £20 in all—some French copper coins and a few loose English pence were left on the floor—I missed a 10-cent. French coin which had been in the cash-box with other foreign coins, a gold scarf pin, a carbuncle pin, an old crown piece of 1820, and two fishmonger's aprons made of dark blue serge—they are used in our business—the crown-piece, dated 1820, and 10-cent. piece are similar to those I lost—these rolls of coppers are similar to the ones stolen—this is a broken packet of halfpence; only one halfpenny remains—some of the coppers were wrapped in brown paper, and some in news
<lb/>paper, and some in coloured paper—I changed some coppers for the secre
<lb/>tary of some sports at Hammersmith—our coppers were wrapped in similar papers to these—we used no particular paper; we changed coppers for customers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barker.</hi> The 10-cent. piece had an N on it—it was taken as a sixpence, and put by not to be issued again—this coin is exactly similar to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Baker.</hi> I could not swear to the Jersey halfpenny found at your house—there may have been one or two among our coppers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Goddard.</hi> I noticed the date on the crown-piece when I took it on the Saturday previous to the burglary—I cannot swear that this is the same coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-149" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MARKHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant T</hi>). On 7th June, shortly after 9 a.m., I went to Palmer's stores, King Street, Hammersmith, and examined the premises—I found that entrance had been effected by getting through the window of the billiard-room at the Hop-poles, which adjoins the stores, on to the roof of the stores, and taking out a window of the stores—the billiard-room window of the Hop-poles is generally open till the Hop
<lb/>poles closed at 12.30—you can get out of that window and over a low wall, and drop down on to the roof of the stores—a window of the skylight had been removed, and someone had got down inside by the gas pipe—I made inquiries with other officers, and about 1.45 p.m. I saw Baker, Barker, and a woman (not Pain) in the Harrow Road, Paddington—I arrested</p>
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<p>Barker; West and another officer took Baker and the woman—I told Barker I should take him into custody for being concerned in committing a burglary at Palmer's Stores during the night—he said "This is all right"—I took him to the Harrow Road Police-station, and on him found £3 4s. 6d. in silver, 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2 d. in copper, and this half-crown packet of halfpence, which has since got broken, this 10 cent coin, and this Key—he said, "What are you going to do with that woman?"—I said "I am going to charge her with being concerned with you"—he replied, "She knows nothing about it; we done the job ourselves"—Baker heard that; he said nothing—they were taken to Hammersmith and charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barker.</hi> The billiard-room of the Hop-poles is public; you get to it from the private wine bar—West searched Baker; he did not find the key on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Baker.</hi> It would be very easy for anyone to get into the billiard-room unobserved—anyone is allowed in—you were fre
<lb/>quent visitors to the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-150" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant J</hi>). On 7th June, about 1.45, I was with Markham in the Harrow Road—I saw Barker, Baker, and a woman—I told Baker I was a police officer, and should arrest him for breaking into Palmer's Stores, Hammersmith—he said, "I was in the Hop-poles last night, but I don't know anything about it"—I had not said anything about the Hop-poles—I took him to the Harrow Road Police-station, where I found on him 10s. gold, 27s. 6d. silver, nine 5s. packets of pence, and 15d. in loose bronze—when he was being searched he said, in Barker's hearing, "You have got us straight this time; the girl has got nothing to do with it; we did it ourselves"—that referred to another woman, not Pain—when charged at Hammersmith Station, Baker said, "I deny the charge; I thought we were taken up for street betting"—I had said nothing about street betting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barker.</hi> I saw the key taken from your pocket, with a lot of loose silver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Baker.</hi> You were arrested in the Harrow Road near a public-house—I did not say to you, "Come on, I want you; I have been looking for you"—you were almost a stranger to me—I did not say to you at the station, "We have got you straight this time, Ernie"—you did not say, "You have made a mistake"—the key was not found on you; I believe your landlady has identified it—the woman who was arrested then was allowed to go—the Magistrate discharged her—you did not ask me in the train the winner of the Manchester Cup—I did not tell you—you did not account for the possession of the money by saying you had taken it that morning from a bookmaker in connection with the Manchester Cup, or that Mr. Davis would have to pay out a lot of money over it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective T</hi>). On 6th June, about ten p.m., I was in King Street, Hammersmith, opposite the Hop-poles, and I saw Baker, Barker, Connell, and Pain entering the Hop-poles, next door to Palmer's Stores—I have known them all for two or three years—they went in by a passage leading to a number of public bars—I saw no more of them till the 7th, when I saw Baker and Barker in custody—I did not see Goddard—I had seen them on many previous occasions going into the Hop-poles and in King Street; it is a house they use—on the</p>
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<p>morning of the 8th I saw Pain outside the West London Police-court—I told her I was a police officer, and should arrest her for being concerned with Baker and Barker in this burglary—she said, "I was with them in the Hop-poles from about ten to 11.30, but I had none of the money"—I had not mentioned money to her—I asked her name; she said "Ada Smith, 19, Little College Street, Chelsea"—I made inquiries there—I found a girl named Pain had stayed there that night from one a.m. till seven a.m.—nothing was found on her when she was searched.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barker.</hi> You were wearing a cap on the 6th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Baker.</hi> There was nothing strange in seeing you at the Hop-poles, only that you were all together—I have very often seen you by yourselves—I cannot say I have known you use the wine bar at the Hop-poles.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector T</hi>). On 8th June Pain, who was in cus
<lb/>tody, was brought to my office at the Police-station at her request—I said, "Do you wish to make a statement?"—she said "Yes"—I cautioned her that what she said I should take down and it would be given in evidence—she then voluntarily made this statement—I took it down, and she signed it after I had read it to her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pain.</hi> Nothing was said in my presence about your not being charged if you made the statement.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-153" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BADCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant T</hi>). I took Pain to Morgan on 8th June—I said nothing to her before she was taken there—I did not say to her, "If you tell us all you know about it you will not be charged"—I never spoke to her—I did not say that if she did not say what she could say it would be the means of her getting twelve months' imprison
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-154" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by Pain</hi>). I did not say to you that if you would say all you knew in the case you would get off, or else you would be
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> at, the Old Bailey—I saw you in the waiting-room in the morning, but I believe the statement you made was made some hours after that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE-EVERETT</hi> (313
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On 8th June I was on reserve duty at Hammersmith Police-station—I visited Pain's cell at 5.30 p.m., and she asked to see Sergeant Markham—I said I would tell him and I did so, and he went and saw her—she said nothing to me about making a statement.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-155" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MARKHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). On the evening of 8th June Everett made a communication to me, in consequence of which I went to the cells and saw Pain, who said, "I wish to make a statement." I said, "If you will wait a short time Inspector Morgan will be in, and it will be much better for him to take it down in writing, as he has nothing to do with the case"—I went away; about six p.m. Morgan came in, and I communicated with him, and after that Pain was brought to the detective department room, and she made this statement, which she signed—when she was brought into the room Morgan said to her, "I hear you wish to make a statement"—she said, "Yes, I do"—he said, "I shall take it down in writing, and it will be given in evidence"—nothing else passed, no threat or promise was used—she signed it and said it was true.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pain.</hi> You did not ask me, after sending for me, if</p>
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<p>you could have bail—I did not say to you, "You had best make a state
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-156" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is the statement made by Pain: "8th June, 1895. I, Amelia Pain, make this statement without threat or promise. Although I know all about it I had nothing to do with it. Last Thursday afternoon, Ernest Baker left home about 1.30 p.m., promis
<lb/>ing to meet me over the water. I took his little niece Florry with me, but I did not see him. I returned home, and came out again at eight p.m. I met Ernest in Hammersmith about nine p.m. He had no inten
<lb/>tion to do anything wrong that night. We were to have a drink in the Hop-poles, then to go home. He had no intention to do anything wrong at all, but was enticed into it by
<hi rend="italic">Ginger</hi> Barker, whose right name is Fisher. Barker called Baker out of the bar once or twice. I don't know what they went out for. About a quarter to twelve they called me to the passage to go home. As we left the passage John Connell met us. Barker and Baker and Connell all got into one cab together. I went home in another cab with Albert Goddard. Goddard did not leave the Hop-poles while I was there. When I got home to 165, Warrington Road, Baker and Barker and Connell were in my room; then I saw packets of coppers on my table. They agreed to and did give Albert Goddard 10s. Connell received £4. I don't know what became of the other money. Goddard left soon after. Cornnell left at six a.m. on the 7th. I left home 11.30 a.m., leaving Barker and Baker in my room. Last night I was told that Barker and Baker were punished for breaking into Palmer's Stores. I was obliged to get into my room through the window because Ernest had the key; 35s. was left by him in my room. This (Saturday) morning Goddard came with me to change the money. Some he changed at an off-license beer-house in Peterborough Road, and some in packets at a baker's in the same road. He kept the change, saying he knew that I should be taken, as they had been after me. I went to the Police-court, and was arrested. I don't think Connell arid Goddard were in the job, but they both shared in the money"—the same evening about eleven I saw Connell in King Street opposite the Hop-poles; as soon as he saw me he rushed into the Hop-poles—I went in; in the crowd he turned round once or twice; his face from me—I caught hold of him, and said, "I want you"—I took him to the station—about an hour afterwards Goddard was brought in, and he, Connell and Pain were placed together in the dock—I said to Connell and Goddard, "Now listen to this," and I read Pain's statement; Connell said, "I deny it"—Goddard made no remark—the charge was afterwards read to them; neither said anything—on Connell was found 4s. 7 1/2 d—at the remand before the Magistrate on 12th this statement was re-read—Goddard said, "I admit changing the money at the baker's."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Connell.</hi> There is a back way out of the public-house, I believe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-157" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BADCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). On 9th June I arrested Goddard about 12.30 a.m. at Jubilee Chambers, a lodging-house in a turn
<lb/>ing out of King Street, Hammersmith—I told him the charge; he said, "All right"—in taking him to the Police-station, as we passed Palmer's Stores, he dropped this 5s. piece—I picked it up, and the pri
<lb/>soner, nodding towards the Stores, said, "That has come from there"—Mr. Prior</p>
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<p>has identified it—I took him to the station, where he said, "I did not do the job; I was in the Hop-poles on Thursday night with Ginger Barker" (that is the nickname by which Barker is known), "Connell, Baker, and the girl Pain. When we came out Ginger told me to take the girl home. Connell called a cab and we got in it. It was then just after twelve. The others got in another cab. We went to a house in Warrington Road. When we got in, Baker, Connell, and Ginger Barker were in the room, and a lot of papers of coppers were on the table. I said, 'I am off out of this,' and left them"—I told him to turn his pockets out, and he turned out 10s. in gold, £2 13s. 3d. silver, 2s. 8 1/2 d. bronze—he said, "That money the girl Pain gave me yesterday morning; she changed some at a shop"—on the 10th, when we were waiting to go into the Police-court, Connell said, "I shall plead guilty to having a couple of pounds, but J did not do the job. Ginger wanted me to have coppers, but I would not at that time in the morning; it was what they owed me"—on the evening of 8th June I went to the house, 165, Warrington Road, Paddington—the landlord and landlady let me in—the ground floor back room was pointed out to me as having been occupied by Baker and Pain—this key, which was given to me by Markham, as having been found on Barker, opened the door—I found in the room twenty farthings and a Jersey halfpenny—Connell, Goddard, and four other men were placed for identification at the Police-station, and a cabman picked out Connell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Connell.</hi> You did not say to me "Baker said to me, 'If you choose to come home with me I will pay you what I owe.'"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Goddard.</hi> I did not say when you dropped the crown piece, "I expect that came from there."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-158" type="given" value="EUGENIE"/>EUGENIE TREADWAY</persName> </hi>.—I live at 165, Warrington Road with my hus
<lb/>band, Thomas Treadway—I let rooms to Baker and Pain, who were known as Mr. and Mrs. Baker—they came about five weeks ago and left last Friday night—on 6th June they were there—I have not seen any of the other prisoners before—I showed Badcock the prisoners' room and he went in there—on Friday, 7th, Pain paid me the rent, 4s. 6d., all in pence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Baker.</hi> Last Friday night Pain said that you were going, and paid me a week's rent instead of a week's notice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pain.</hi> You said your husband had been arrested, and you asked me to let you leave your things till your brother-in-law could fetch them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-159" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED FORMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a Hansom's cab driver—about 12.10 a.m. on 7th June, I was on a cab rank in Beedon Road, Hammersmith—Connell came and got in, and asked me to drive to the first turning on the left, which was the corner of the Grove—when I got there I was stopped by a man and woman standing at the corner—I could not recognise the man, the woman was Pain—they got in the cab, and Connell told me to drive to the bottom of the hill—I drove under the railway arch and then I was stopped, and two men, of whom one was Barker, walked out of a yard and got into the cab, making five inside—Barker was carrying a parcel on his shoulder, and the other man had a parcel in his hand—the parcels appeared to be done up in dark blue cloth—when those two men got in Pain and Goddard got out and walked towards Hammersmith—I was told</p>
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<p>to walk to the Grove; I asked what part, and they said Ladbroke Grove Station—when I got there they directed me up the Ladbroke Grove Road, and I took a turning on the right and then on the left, and they stopped me at the corner of a mews, where they all got out, said good
<lb/>night, and went away—Connell paid me 5s. in silver—it was close to the Warrington Road where I put them down—I afterwards identified Connell at the station, but failed to identify Goddard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barker.</hi> You were wearing a cap—I can swear to you—you were in the dock when I next saw you—I do not often get such fares, and it made me pay more attention—the stuff in which the parcel you carried was wrapped looked too thick for a silk hand
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Baker.</hi> I picked you and Barker up at the bottom of Beedon Road—you were standing by a gate that leads up to the mews—the parcel you had was not big enough for a suit of clothes; it was not quite so big as the top of my hat—it looked heavy—I pulled up near a public-house—you did not go in; it was shut.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Goddard.</hi> You were wearing a handkerchief round your neck, that night, and afterwards you were not—you did not all five remain long in the cab—I could not hear what was said inside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pain.</hi> You were wearing a light dress and a light jacket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REEVE</persName> </hi>. I am a Hansom's cab driver—at 12.20 a.m. on 7th June I was in Broadway, Hammersmith, when Pain and a young man I cannot recognise got into my cab, and ordered me to drive to Ladbroke Grove Road—I did so, and put them down opposite the Eagle, which is near the Warrington Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pain.</hi> You were wearing a brown jacket and a light dress.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-161" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DAUNTON</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 356, Harrow Road—on 7th June, between 1.30 and two, Barker came in and asked me to change some coppers—I refused—about ten minutes afterwards I saw him in Markham's custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barker.</hi> I was not called before the Magistrate—when Markham had you in custody I identified you, and asked what you were charged with—I had not seen you before you came in my shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Goddard in his statement before the Magistrate said that lie received the money not knowing where it came from.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Pain said that she had been threatened into making the statement to the police, and that they had told her what to say.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Barker and Baker.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-162" type="surname" value="STEVENS"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-162" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I' live at 28, Cavendish Street, Chiswick, and am a painter—on 6th June I was in the Hop-poles all the evening—Barker and Baker came in just before ten and did not leave till 11.30—Connell and Goddard were not there—at 11.30 we went round to my sister's place to get some clothes or something, and then I went home—my sister's husband is Baker's brother—I last saw them about 11.45, it may have been earlier—I got home at twelve o'clock, and it would take about five minutes to walk home from the Hop-poles—I left them close to the Hop-poles—I had no watch—I left them at Baker's brother's—while we were at the Hop-poles Pain came in after ten o'clock; she went away</p>
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<p>before we went; my sister would not have her at her place, she knew she was living with Baker—she did not say where she was going—Baker told me he went to his brother's for his clothes, and I saw him come out with them, and go off home about 11.45.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That public-house clock is sometimes slow—I go to the Hop-poles nearly every day—I came that way home, and I had done so for about three weeks—Baker and Barker use the house regularly—6th June, Thursday night, was the only night I had been there that week—I heard the following morning that they were in custody—I went to the Police-court, but I could not get in—I waited where the witnesses go in, but I was not called on—I was convicted in 1891 of assault on the police, and got seven days—in December, 1892, I was convicted of assault on the police, and got three months' hard labour—in 1893 I was con
<lb/>victed of stealing £1 by a trick, and assault on the police, and got five months—I was in the army in July, 1891; I was drummed out for deserting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barker, in his defence, stated that Baker was a bookmaker's clerk, and had the coppers from his master to pay bets with, and that he</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Barker</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">had won the money found on him by gambling.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Baker said that he received the coppers from his master; that Barker, Connell, and Goddard came that night to be paid money owed to them.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Connell and Goddard stated that they met Baker at the Hop-poles, and went to his house to be paid what was owing to them.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Pain said that she met Baker at the Hop-poles, and that he said he was going to pay what he owed, and that she did not know the money was stolen.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BARKER</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">BAKER</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of burglary.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CONNELL</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">GODDARD</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18950617-521-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PAIN</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18950617-521-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18950617-521-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-521-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barker</hi>**†
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Maidstone</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">in November</hi>, 1893;
<hi rend="italic">Baker</hi> **
<hi rend="italic">to one at this Court in September</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of James Edwards; Connell</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to one at this Court in October</hi>, 1893;
<hi rend="italic">and Goddard</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to one at this Court in January</hi>, 1893.
<hi rend="italic">Five other convictions were proved against Barker.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARKHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that he was the captain of a gang of burglars, and a trainer of young thieves, and did no work; and that Goddard had been in employment lately and had probably been led away by the other prisoners.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BARKER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BAKER</hi>
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<interp inst="t18950617-521-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-521-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CONNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18950617-521-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-521-18950617 t18950617-521-punishment-26"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GODDARD</hi>
<rs id="t18950617-521-punishment-27" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18950617-521-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-521-18950617 t18950617-521-punishment-27"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wright.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 20
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK SULLIVAN</hi> (24)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950617-524-offence-1 t18950617-name-169"/>James William Keep</persName> and stealing a watch and chain and £1 15s., his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-170" type="surname" value="KEEP"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-170" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMES WILLIAM KEEP</persName> </hi>. I am a decorator, of 18, North Road, Clapton—on June 1st I was in Bishopsgate Street, and saw the prisoners watching me—I turned round and looked at them in Sun Street, and when I got one hundred yards down, Sullivan put his arms round me and the other man snatched my watch—I said, "Don't rob me, I am only a poor man"—I ran down the street; a policeman came up—I missed 35s., and my watch, value about £1—before they got to the station I saw my watch fall down Condon's leg; I took it up—they did not strike me, but they forced my hands back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Condon.</hi> I do not recollect asking you the nearest way to Homerton—the policeman did not say, "Have you lost any thing?" nor did I say, "No, I don't think I have, "bringing out my watch and placing it in my hand—the first constable took it out of my hand, but that was after I had picked it up—I did not say, "Now I have got my watch I do not want any humbugging about."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Sullivan held me, and Condon took my watch—it might have gone down the leg of his trousers and it might have fallen out of his hand—no damage was done to it—I had had two or three glasses, but I knew what I was doing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-171" type="surname" value="OTTOWAY"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN OTTOWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City. Police</hi>). On June 1st I was on duty in Houndsditch in plain clothes, and saw Keep apparently the worse for drink, and the two prisoners and a man in custody following him—he went to a public-house at the corner of Liverpool Street; the prisoners looked in and came out—they all three waited—he came out and walked towards Shoreditch—the prisoners went on each side of him—he turned back towards the City, and in Curtain Road they hustled him; Sullivan clasped his arras round him and Condon rifled his pockets—he shouted, "Help, help!"—we ran up—I took Condon who said, "You have made a mistake; I accidentally pushed against him"—Keep stooped down at Sullivan's feet and when he rose he had this watch and chain in his hand—no money was found on him, the look-out man got off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-172" type="surname" value="BAREHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-172" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BAREHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Ottoway in Houndsditch about midnight, and saw Keep and the prisoner following him—he went into a public-house; they looked in and then stood with a third man on the footway—Keep came out and stood some time, and walked down Bishopsgate Street to Shoreditch—Sullivan caught hold of him at the corner of Sun Street from behind, and Condon rifled his pockets from the front—he shouted "Help! Leave me alone"—I caught</p>
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<p>hold of Sullivan—Keep ran away—I brought him back—he picked up the watch and handed it to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-173" type="surname" value="FERGUSSON"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-173" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FERGUSSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Otto way and Bareham, and saw the two prisoners follow an old gentleman and rifle his pockets—I seized Sullivan—Keep ran away—Ottoway had Condon by the arm; he put something in his pocket, and this watch and chain ran oft' his boot—he had corduroy trousers with a flap—Keep picked it up—he shouted very much; they were holding him in a tight grasp—he was powerless.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Condon.</hi> I took the watch out of Keep's hand; it came down the leg of your trousers during the four paces we took.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners in their defence stated that they were innocent and had never been locked up.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-174" type="surname" value="FERGUSSON"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-174" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FERGUSSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). We searched the spot, but could not find any money; we saw no more of the third man, but he hustled Keep twice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950617-524-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-524-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18950617-524-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-524-18950617 t18950617-524-punishment-30"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-525-18950617" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES DALTON</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18950617-525-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-525-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950617-525-offence-1 t18950617-name-176"/>Samuel Woodward</persName>, and stealing two coats, a pipe, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-177" type="surname" value="WOODWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-177" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WOODWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor's managing clerk—on May 3rd my wife and I were the last to retire to rest—the doors and windows were shut, but I am not certain whether the kitchen window was fastened; the hall door was shut—I had an overcoat and a frock coat in the hall, with a letter-case in the pocket, containing a cheque for £4—at six a.m. I found the kitchen door open, the staple unscrewed and open, the street door open, and the gas turned on—somebody had been drinking there—I missed some stock certificates, a cheque on Lloyd's Bank, a pipe from the kitchen, and some stamps—this coat and a piece of a knife were found in the dining-room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-178" type="surname" value="WILLIAMSON"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-178" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi> (428
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). About 3.30 a.m., I arrested the prisoner in West Hampstead—he was taken to the station, and two certificates and a cheque were found on him, which Mr. Woodward identifies.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-179" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-179" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BROWN</persName> </hi> (79
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). I found footprints outside Mr. Woodward's window in the back garden, and this coat lying on the table—I took it to the prisoner after he was arrested on the 21st—he said, "Yes, that is my coat, but I do not particularly want it, I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it, and you may as well have the lot."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners defence.</hi> I found the property in a brown paper parcel. I deny the evidence of the last witness. He asked if I had seen the coat before. I said, "I may have." He said, "Do you want it?" said, "No."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950617-525-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-525-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18950617-525-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-525-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-525-18950617 t18950617-525-punishment-31"/>Eleven Months' Hard Labour.</rs> There was another indictment against him.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-526-18950617" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def1-526-18950617" type="given" value="THEODORE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THEODORE MESSUM</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t18950617-526-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18950617-526-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-526-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the delivery of fifty blank cheque forms, With intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GEOGHEGHAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-181" type="surname" value="DANVERS"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-181" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM MARTIN"/>HENRY WILLIAM MARTIN DANVERS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Hackney</p>
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<p>branch of the London and County Bank—Mr. John Edge keeps an account there—on 23rd February, 1894, this request for a book of fifty cheques was presented to me—I believed it to be Mr. Edge's signature, and handed the prisoner a book containing fifty cheques, K. 41451 to 41500.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As far as I remember, it was a stouter man than the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-182" type="surname" value="STEVENS"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-182" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWARD"/>GEORGE EDWARD STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Amhurst Road branch of the London and County Bank—on February 23rd cheque 41453 on Mr. Edge's account was presented—it is a forgery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-183" type="surname" value="SPOONER"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-183" type="given" value="GEORGE FRASER"/>GEORGE FRASER SPOONER</persName> </hi>. I am sub-manager of the Midland Furnish
<lb/>ing Company, Judd Street—in December, 1892, the prisoner had some furniture of them under this hiring agreement (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is signed by him in two places in my presence—we received this letter from him in reference to it, also this other letter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-184" type="surname" value="NODES"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-184" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NODES</persName> </hi>. I am an undertaker, of Holloway Road—in June, 1893, I got this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from the prisoner, respecting a funeral, and went to see him the next day, and he gave me instructions in accord
<lb/>ance with the letter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not seen him write—a specimen of his writing has been sent to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went with the letter in my hand and said, "I have called on account of your letter"—I made notes of the directions for the funeral on the back of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-185" type="surname" value="GURRIN"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-185" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GURRIN</persName> </hi>. I have had large experience in the study of handwriting—I have examined the forged order and the documents sub
<lb/>mitted to me as the prisoner's genuine writing, but not the agreement—the order for the cheque-book is undoubtedly in the same writing as the letters—these tracings (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are an exact reproduction of the same writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. These are actual tracings from the letters written by him, and these are similar words and letters in the forged document—I put them side by side for the Jury to compare them—they appear to be identically the same—I put in the first column the letter which is relied on as being the same in both writings, and sometimes an entire syllable, such as "ing."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-186" type="surname" value="EDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-186" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent and bookmaker, of Howard House, Clapton, and a member of the Albert Club—I have an account at the Hackney branch of the London and County Bank—on December 22nd I sent a client a cheque for £20 by post—on December 26th I was at Kempton Park races, and saw the prisoner there—I knew him by sight, and cashed a cheque for him, which I tore up—this order for a cheque-book is not written by me or by my authority—this cheque for £320 is not written by me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He is a racing man—I have never written to him—this "John Edge" is very like my signature—my impression is that I wrote to his wife about a debt of £5 which he owed me; I received a letter from her, and replied to it—I do not know his writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-187" type="surname" value="MURPHY"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-187" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MURPHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I kept observation on the prisoner first at Lindor Road, Clapham—I first saw him on February 22nd this year; he passed in the name of Middleton—I next saw him at Bridge,</p>
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<p>near Canterbury, a small village of 800 inhabitants—I was there when he was arrested, not on this charge; he was living in the name of Walton in a small four-roomed house—he was afterwards charged on this forged order—Allen showed it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not seen him or his wife taking things to pawn—there was not more than £6 worth of furniture in the place—I know Harry Bagham; he is a notorious forger—there are two brothers; I never saw him with the prisoner—I never saw either of them with Small or with the prisoner—the prisoner has been charged before and discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He has been under observation about a month at Lindor Road, and on May 12th I traced him to Bridge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950617-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950617-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-188" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-name-188" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I was engaged in these inquiries—I was at the Old Jewry on May 4th, when the forged order for the cheque-book was shown to the prisoner he said, "It is an exact
<hi rend="italic">fac-simile</hi> of my writing; I could not have done it better myself, but I did not write it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was the body of the order—he has been hard up lately—I know Harry Bagham; he has not been staying at the prisoner's house, but one of the Baghams has, who is known to the police as a notorious forger.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He lived in the same house—I have seen the prisoner occasionally during the past five years—I knew him in the name of Middleton, at Lindor Road—he said that he was living at Twickenham, but did not tell me in what name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950617-526-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18950617-526-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He had been convicted at this Court in February</hi>, 1880,
<hi rend="italic">and sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment; he was said to be very far ad
<lb/>vanced in consumption</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18950617-526-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18950617-526-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-526-18950617 t18950617-526-punishment-32"/>.—Three Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">highly commended the conduct of the City and Metropo
<lb/>litan police officers engaged in this case and Small's case.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950617-527-offence-1 t18950617-name-191"/>Josiah Smith</persName> to make false entries in their employers' books, and to stealing 18s.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-192" type="given" value="JOHN RICHARD"/>JOHN RICHARD MILES</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Miles and Gunn, lead merchants, of Mile End Road—we have a salesman named Smith in our employ—the prisoner is a customer of ours—this entry in the return-book of April 25th, 4 cwt. 3 qrs. 10 lbs. old lead, is in Smith's writing—it credits the prisoner with that—the value is 18s. or 19s., received by Thomas Hubbard—on 30th May a communication was made to me about it, and I spoke to Smith and took proceedings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As well as being a customer, the prisoner has worked for me as a plumber—I was spoken to first by Cox, but I was the first to mention Hubbard's name—Smith hesitated, and said, "I don't know to what you refer"—I said, "Smith, you had better speak the truth; you received some old lead from him on 28th April"; he said, "Yes"—I said, "You gave credit for 4 cwt. 3 qrs. 10 lbs."; he said, "No, it was not"—I told him what I had been told by Cox, and asked him if it was correct—I mentioned the discrepancy in the weights, and after hesitating he admitted it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-193" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I have been fourteen years in the employ of the last witness—it is my duty to serve goods and to weigh old metal, and enter each</p>
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<p>transaction in the day-book—on April 25th the prisoner came to the front shop, and said he had got some old metal—I said, "Take it down the back"—he did so, and when we were weighing he said, "Put on a bit"—the weight was 2 cwt. 3 qrs. and a few pounds, and I entered this, 4 cwt. 3 qrs. 10 lbs.—several customers were present—the prisoner was behind in the shop when I made the entry; he saw me make it, and he signed it—this invoice is in the writing of a clerk named Hennessey—I sold the prisoner some goods, and Hennessey copied the invoice, and the prisoner signed the counterfoil—Hennessey did not see the lead weighed—I was the only person who knew about the weight—I saw the prisoner a fortnight afterwards at his house one evening, and he gave me 8s., which was half of the balance—I went there because he asked me to give him a look round—he has not brought any lead since—on May 13th I was called into my master's office and spoken to.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was another man there, and it might have been Alfred Harris, but I do not know him—he was not there when the lead was weighed—Hubbard told him to go round to the front before it was weighed—he never came into the shop; he went round to the back—when the prisoner came in a number of customers were in the shop—Hennessey was in his desk, five or six feet off, when the prisoner spoke to me about the lead—I said before the Magistrate, "The prisoner spoke to me about the lead; Hennessey was at my side at the time"—the lead was in three sacks—nothing was said about putting a bit on, till it was in the scale; some gas-pipes were brought at the same time—Cox was stand
<lb/>ing behind us—the prisoner did not give me any money in the shop; no one could hear the clink of silver there—I have known the prisoner some time; he has worked for Messrs. Miles on my introduction; he laid a new water service—I did not expect a commission on the other jobs—I did not think it wrong, but I did it out of friendship—any money he has given me has not been for introducing jobs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have had a glass of beer from him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-194" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD COX</persName> </hi>. My duties are the same as Smith's—the prisoner was a customer of the firm—I saw him in the shop on April 25th—he brought some old metal to Smith's counter, took it down the side entrance, and put it on the scale—I saw by their movements that something was wrong—I got within a few yards, and saw the lead on the scale, and too many weights on the lever, and down it went with a crash—I looked in the book to see what he had put down, but I took no notice because I did not wish to get Smith into trouble or myself—I had only been there, four months and a week—in the first week in March the prisoner came to my shop and said that his lead would be passed through my shop to-morrow morning, and I was to put a couple of pounds of copper wire in the scale, and I should receive half of what it was worth—the copper wire was my master's—I said that I could not possibly do it, and should take no notice of what he said for the future, but should serve him at the ordinary price—in consequence of what I saw I made a com
<lb/>munication to my master.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the prisoner spoke to me in March we were alone—I looked on this as a serious proposal, but did not tell my employers till the end of May—I had then been there three weeks—I said, "I cannot do anything like that; I will serve you in the future, and you shall have the</p>
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<p>goods at the lowest possible price"—I mentioned it to Chambers, a fellow shopman, before the end of May; he is not here—the scale is just inside the door—the weights on the scale were 4 3/4 cwt. and some pounds—I did not speak to Chambers till the lead was being weighed—when he made the proposition in March to rob my master I kept it to myself—Chambers was not in the shop—I said before the Magistrate, "I saw Hubbard hand Smith some silver coin across the counter; I cannot say the amount; Smith placed it in his pocket," and "They both came to the front counter, and Hubbard passed something across the counter, which rattled like money"—I did not speak to the prisoner after the weighing of the lead and before I spoke to my master—I never asked him for commission.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-195" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD NURSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On May 31st, about 9.30, I took the prisoner on a warrant, for unlawfully inciting Smith to steal—I read it to him; he said, "I do not understand."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950617-name-196" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a painter and paper-hanger, and work for the prisoner—on April 25th I went with him with this lead to the prosecutor's shop—there was a little over 4 cwt.—it was in four sacks—I took it into the shop, and stood three or four feet from the scale while it was weighed—the prisoner did not say, "Will you put a bit on?" I must have heard it if he had—the weights are hung on—it was fairly weighed—I stopped as long as the prisoner stopped.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been with the prisoner four years—I have only been with him to sell lead at Miles'; it was taken there in a truck, which remained outside—the prisoner did not ask me to go to the back while he went to the front—I was asked to go and see Mr. Bedford, the solicitor, a fortnight ago—the prisoner was arrested on Friday, and I did not know it till Saturday—I was at the shop on Saturday, and did not know where he was; he could not find bail, and was taken in custody—I went to give evidence—Mr. Bedford spoke to me about giving evidence—I had given him my statement before I went to the Court, and he did not call me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was in the lobby—the Court sat till 4.45.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>