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<p>Sessions Paper.</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, July 22nd, 1895, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi> </persName>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR HENN COLLINS</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-2" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M. P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-3" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-4" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-5" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q. C., M. P., K. C. M. G., Recorder of the said City;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi> </persName>, Esq., Lieut.-Col.
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-7" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-8" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-11" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi> </persName>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-13" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-14" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi> </persName>, Knt., Q. C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-16" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-17" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAND</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-18" type="given" value="THOMAS GEORGE"/>THOMAS GEORGE BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-19" type="given" value="FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON"/>FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RENALS, MAYOR. TENTH 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 prisoners age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY TREWICKE BISCOE</hi>(58)</persName> was indicted
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<lb/>lawfully converting to his own use the sum of £200, of which he was trustee
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, for unlawfully converting £470 to his own use.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-21" type="given" value="LESTOCH MACDONALD"/>LESTOCH MACDONALD STEWART</persName> </hi>. I am an official in the Probate Registry at Somerset House—I produce the original will of Mary Bennett, of Ealing, executed on 29th August, 1849, proved on 26th November, 1856, with two codicils, the first of which is dated 10th May, 1853, and the second dated 4th June, 1856. (
<hi rend="italic">The will bequeathed</hi>£700
<hi rend="italic">to the Rector and Churchwardens of Great Greenford in trust for the benefit of twelve poor persons of that parish.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-22" type="given" value="ALFRED WILLIAM"/>ALFRED WILLIAM PERKINS</persName> </hi>. I live at Great Greenford—I am one of the churchwardens of that parish—I was appointed in May last—my father, Thomas Dix Perkins was churchwarden within a very short time before his death, which was in August, 1891—the defendant was appointed rector about November, 1890—I think my father was then one of the churchwardens—I did not at that time know of the existence of this trust fund, it was some time after—Mr. Whittington succeeded my father as churchwarden—Mr. Roy was, and is row, churchwarden—the defendant resided at the Rectory—the living was estimated at about £600 a year, gross, including the rent of the Rectory—there would be certain payments out, to Queen Anne's Bounty and other things, which would reduce the nett income to about £375 a year, and the Rectory to live in—the actual value of the income is about £260 a year—in January, 1895, I heard something which took me to Mr. Biscoe—I showed him the certificate of transfer with my father's name on it, relating to Bennett's Charity—I asked him what that transfer referred to—he said, "To Bennett's Charity—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—the Charity was instituted in the time of the previous rector, Mr. Beard, and my father—the amount of it was £463 4s. 11d.—I asked Mr. Biscoe where the stock was—he said, "At the Charity Commissioners"—that</p>
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<p>led me to the office of the Charity Commissioners to make inquiries—I afterwards saw Mr. Biscoe, and told him I had inquired about the stock at the Charity Commissioners, and they said the stock was not there—I asked him again where the stock was, and he said, "At the Bank of England"—I went there and made inquiries—I again saw Mr. Biscoe, and again asked him where the stock was—he disputed my right to ask him—I said I asked him as an overseer and as a parishioner—he said as an overseer I had nothing to do with it, and as a parishioner I had nothing to do with it—I said I ought to take out a warrant for his arrest—he said that would do me no good, as we should get nothing out of the living, for it was under sequestration—at that time Mr. Whittington was churchwarden—I saw him, and went with him to the defendant—I said to him, "You refused to answer me yesterday about the Bennett stock, I now bring Mr. Whittington, the churchwarden, to ask where the stock is—he again said, "At the Charity Commissioners," I said, "That is not true,"—he then said, "At the Bank of England"—I said, "That is not true. You sold out in 1893—where is it?"—he said, "It is in my possession"—I suggested that he should come with us to the police and face it—he then said he had not got it—I said it would be the best thing to take out a warrant for his arrest—he said we should get no money out of the sequestration—he said he should write to Mr. Whittington and let him know what could be done—as far as I know he did not write—I went to the Charity Commissioners and requested them to make some official inquiry—I had known about this Charity, among others—I can't say I could exactly recognise the whole—I think I should recognise the defendant's handwriting—I believe these two letters of 22nd and 24th March are his writing, also the signatures in the bank-books and the endorsements on these cheques—during the defendant's term of office I know that this fund was being distributed—I saw it distri
<lb/>buted by the defendant last Christmas.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The funds of this Charity have always been distri
<lb/>buted up to the present time—the defendant said he hoped the money would be all returned—I think his exact words were, he would com
<lb/>municate with his friends and he hoped the money would be returned—he was presented to the living at the end of 1889, by King's College, Cambridge—he came to the living in 1890, and came into residence—I should not like to say that the actual value of the tithes produced £140 a year—probably £100 a year was paid to the prior rector out of the living, and £70 a year to Queen Anne's Bounty—I do not know that he had a number of payments to make for dilapidations and other things on coming into the living—I have seen a letter that Mr. Roy wrote on that subject—if he says that is the fact I should not doubt it—I heard it from his bankruptcy and from other sources—our suspicions were aroused at the end of December or the beginning of January this year—I cannot say the exact date, I do not keep a diary—I know that he was made bankrupt—I have heard the name of Woolf in connection with it—I think the conversations I had with the defendant were previous to his bank
<lb/>ruptcy, they were early in January, I think—I did not know Mr. Biscoe before he came to the living—in his letter to his solicitor, Mr. Newton, he states that he hoped that the funds would be returned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-23" type="given" value="JULIUS"/>JULIUS WARBERG</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Stock Exchange—I know</p>
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<p>the defendant—I was first introduced to him about April, 1892—on April 14th, 1892, I sold on his behalf £200 Consols standing in his name as survivor of a joint account, and gave him a cheque for £191 19s. 6d. on the Cambridge Bank—it has been passed to his account—on December 13th I received this letter from the defendant, in consequence of which I sold the remainder of the stock, £263 4s., and gave him a cheque for £257 5s. 6d.—it was endorsed and passed through a bank—I witnessed his signature in the two transfer books.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-24" type="given" value="ERNEST LESLIE"/>ERNEST LESLIE MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Consols Department of the Bank of England—on 12th February, 1891, there was a sum of £463 4s. 11d. standing in the bank books in the names of Mr. Thomas D. Perkins and the Rev. Arthur Beard as trustees—on the death of Mr. Perkins it was transferred into the names of his son and Mr. Biscoe, and so it remained down to 23rd March, 1892, when the probate of Mr. Perkins' will was brought to the bank—on 14th April I find in the books a transfer of £200 by the defendant, as survivor of the joint account, to Alexander Jacks—Mr. Biscoe's signature is here—in December, 1893, I find an entry of a transfer of the balance of the trust fund—there is Mr. Biscoe's signature to it, showing that he was present at the transfer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-25" type="given" value="GEORGE GREEN"/>GEORGE GREEN RAYNER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mortlock and Co., bankers, at Cambridge—Mr. Biscoe has for a large number of years had an account there—I produce a certified copy of his account on 19th April, 1892—there was an overdraft of £46 4s. 8d., and on that day a cheque for £191 19s. 6d. was paid in—that account was operated upon up to 18th December, 1893, and on that "date there was a credit balance of £1 18s. 10d.—on that day a cheque for £191 was paid in, and that was operated upon until 20th February, 1895; there was then an overdraft of £29 14s. 3d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Biscoe had an account at our bank for a great number of years—from 1885 he was chaplain to King's College, until he was presented to this living.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-26" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WARREN</persName> </hi>. I produce the file of proceedings in the defendant's bankruptcy—the date of his petition was 15th January, 1895—the petitioning creditor was Jonas Woolf, of 215, Piccadilly—the receiving order was on 14th February, 1895, and the adjudication on 2nd March—the statement of affairs is dated 14th February, the same date as the receiving order—it shows liabilities amounting in the aggregate to £2, 475 3s.—the assets are computed to produce £60, but after deducting preferential creditors, £8 6s. only.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> In the list of creditors I find Albert and Co., 3, King Street, St. James's, money lenders; Arthur Cheston, of New Burlington Street; Samuel Endell, of 66, Old Broad Street; J. Ford, Gower Street, money lender; Jackson and Co., Duke Street, money lender; Thomas Kayler, Waterloo Place; Gordon and Edwards, money lenders; E. Shuck
<lb/>boro, of Bristol; and Willis, of King Street, Oxford—the petitioning creditor is Jonas Woolf, of Piccadilly—the proportion of money lent is £777.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-27" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RICHARDS</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector, of Scotland Yard—on the evening of the 4th May I arrested the defendant in Lord Rowton's Home in Vauxhall—I said to him, "Mr. Biscoe, will you come outside a minute, I want to speak to you?"—he said, "What do you want?"—I</p>
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<p>said, "I am going to arrest you for the misappropriation of trust funds"—he said, "All right"—on the way to the station I said, "I will read the warrant to you when you get to the station, it is in connection with Betham's Trust"—he said, "It is not Betham's, I can tell you what charity it is, of course you will give me the defendant's caution"—at the station I said, "The warrant refers to Bennett's Charity"—he said, "Yes, that is quite right"—the charge was read over to him—he made no answer to it—he is not a married man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has been nearly a month in custody—he was admitted to bail, and has been living at Lord Rowton's Home—I know the names of some of his creditors.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Mr. Coulson, acting as agent for a gentleman who was desirous of having the stock replaced, stated that it had been transferred to the names of Mr. Perkins and Mr. Whittington.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited to next Session, in order that inquiry might be made into the prisoner's mental condition.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">M.</hi>) On 9th October I was called to Reed's shop—Mrs. Reed said the prisoner had passed a bad florin and gave her into custody, and I charged her with uttering base money; she made no answer—at the station she said a gentleman had given it to her—I bit the coin and marked it, and also bent it; it was bad—I handed it to my inspector.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement.</hi> "I was not aware it was bad when I gave it to the young lady."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I was not aware it was bad on June 21st; I was not there the night before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Acting on a statement by the prisoner that he found the letter, the Common Serjeant ruled upon the authority of Reg.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Flowers and Reg.</hi> v.
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-55" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE FEAREY</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—on 17th June she sent me for a postal order for 5s.—I had a little brown dog with me—I took the order to my, mother, she put it in an envelope, and I posted it at nine o'clock at Berkley Road—I got no other postal order that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-56" type="given" value="AUGUSTA"/>AUGUSTA CARR</persName> </hi> I am a clerk at the Berkley Road post-office—I remember the last witness buying a postal order—this is it—I knew her by sight, but not by name—I recognise it by my initials; it is No. 7130—I take the number of every one I issue.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JELF</persName> </hi>. I am a house furnisher of Holloway Road—I open all orders addressed to the firm—I did not receive an order from Mrs. Fearey at that date, and complained to the Post Office about our losses; we have lost thirty.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-58" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS POWELL</persName> </hi>. I hold a newspaper-stall under the railway arch—on June 9th, a little after nine a.m., the prisoner came to me, handed me this order for 5s., and asked me to cash it; it was signed "R. Harvey"—I said, "If you will stay here I will go and get it for you"—I went to the post-office, got the money, gave it to the prisoner, and he gave me 2d.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-59" type="given" value="CHARLES ALEXANDER"/>CHARLES ALEXANDER COMBER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Northern District post-office—on June 14th I was in Holloway Road, and saw the prisoner and Powell in close conversation—Powell left the prisoner at the stall—he went to the office with a post-office order in his hand and cashed it, and went back and gave the money to the prisoner, who gave him some
<lb/>thing, and went to a public-house—I knew the prisoner's number.</p>
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<p>cashed this order for Powell—Comber came in shortly afterwards, and I showed it to him—it was filled up and signed, "R. Harvey," just as it now appears.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-61" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am in the Confidential Department of the General Post Office—in consequence of complaints about letters passing through the Holloway office I made inquiry—on July 8th I saw the prisoner, and said, "You gave this order to the newspaper man to cash, I request you to tell me where you got it"—he said, "I have never seen the order before, it was never in my possession"—I said, "I have seen Powell this morning, and he says he cashed it for you, and gave you the money"—"R. Harvey" is written on it in two places, not in the prisoner's writing—I said to the prisoner, "You go and assist other men at one o'clock in sorting their letters"—he said, "I have never done so."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi> I deny that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I called a witness who saw you do so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-62" type="given" value="WALTER JAMES"/>WALTER JAMES SHRIMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am head postman at Holloway post-office—the prisoner was an auxiliary postman there and station messenger—on June 18th he signed the book at one o'clock—a letter posted at Stamford Hill at nine o'clock should reach the office at 12.47, and would go out the same day—the prisoner had access to it—there was a new hand named Marshall, and he used to assist him out of kindness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-63" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Holloway sorting office—I was formerly a telegraph messenger—I began my duties in May, and the prisoner assisted me—I cannot say whether he assisted me on June 17th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi> I was not in the office till 1.30 that day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. J SHRIMPTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I produce the time-book of June 17th—the prisoner signed the morning duty that day at 8.5, and signed for the finishing of his duty at one o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-64" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Post Office Constable</hi>). I took the prisoner on July 8th, and charged him with stealing an order for 5s. and a post letter—he made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I was not in the sorting office that morning till 1.30—I had a train due at Holloway Station, and all the men had gone on their delivery when I got there—the entry is not in my writing at all—I deny asking Powell to take the order.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950722-557-offence-1 t18950722-name-66"/>Frederick Shepherd</persName>, and stealing two boxes of chocolate cream, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-67" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer of High Street, Uxbridge—on Sunday night, June 30th, I fastened up my shop at ten o'clock, and went to bed—my wife awoke me at a few minutes before eleven, and drew my attention to the breaking of glass in the shop—I opened the bedroom window, gave her a whistle to make an alarm, and went downstairs and found the window broken, and the prisoner crouching behind the counter—he had broken the window, unfastened it, got in and closed it again—I missed two boxes of chocolate creams—the prisoner had no boots on, but</p>
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<p>I found a pair of boots on the counter—I left no chocolate creams outside the window in the garden—they were all inside—these are my boxes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> There were not two empty boxes in the garden.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LONGHORN</persName> </hi> (220
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). I took the prisoner on June 30th, and found two chocolate cream boxes, but they were empty—when the charge was read over he said, in broken English, that he did not get them there—he found them in the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I plead guilty to break
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-74" type="given" value="ARTHUR ROBERT"/>ARTHUR ROBERT MAYS</persName> </hi>. About ten minutes after midnight on 7th July I was accosted by Oakley and another woman—to prevent conversa
<lb/>tion with them I stepped towards the roadway, when Pearson came behind me and knocked me down in the road—Edwards came running up and kicked me in the mouth, splitting my lip and loosening my teeth—I was then surrounded by the three male prisoners, with others, and kicked and robbed of my watch, which I saw handed to Pearson—I ran after him, and Edwards
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<lb/>lead brushes were found on him—when he was charged with kicking and striking me he said, "Yes, you f——r, and I will kick you again"—I am sure Evans was there; he assisted the others in kicking me when I was first knocked down—I gave the police a description of Evans and Pearson; a warrant was taken out, and they were arrested—I afterwards saw Evans at the police-station before the Magistrate on another charge; he was re-arrested—Pearson was with Evans there, but I only saw his back, and could not identify him, and he was discharged; but he was afterwards arrested on the Saturday, and I identified him on the Monday morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edwards.</hi> I was not unconscious till after I was kicked by you and the others—when I was getting up from the ground, I saw the watch handed to Pearson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Evans.</hi> You did not kick me in the face; you thumped me in the face, and assisted in kicking me about the body—Edwards kicked me in the face; my eyes were cut and my lip slit—I pointed out at the police-court a man whom, I believed, assisted you in the robbery and assault, and he was remanded for a week; he was there, but did not take part in it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Oakley.</hi> I did not swing my straw hat in the faces of you and Greenhill, or call you a name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pearson.</hi> I did not flick my straw hat in your face; you punched me from behind while Oakley was talking to me—I said, "Give me fair-play, you cowards; let me get up"—you ran away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-75" type="given" value="EDWARD HENRY"/>EDWARD HENRY SPOONER</persName> </hi>. I am a painter—on 7th July I saw the prosecutor coming down the Edgware Road, and something was said to him, and he turned and said to the prisoners, "I think you have made a mistake"—Pearson (whom I knew before in the name of Bryan), Oakley, and Evans and Edwards were there, and several other girls—the pro
<lb/>secutor walked along and stepped into the roadway; Pearson came behind him and dealt him a blow and knocked him into the roadway, and Evans and Edwards came running up and made a running kick at him, and then stooped over him—he got up and said, "I have lost my watch," and he went after them—I heard Pearson, after striking the prosecutor, say, "Now you have got all you want"—after the prosecutor ran after the prisoners I did not see any more of it, as I was helping Mr. Real at his coffee-stall, opposite to which this happened.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edwards.</hi> The prosecutor was on the ground two or three minutes—I don't know if he was unconscious or not—I have known Edwards by his nickname "Wino"—I have no doubt he was there—I know Evans by sight, and by the name of Connors.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Evans.</hi> You made a running kick at the prosecutor; I did not see you strike him—the prosecutor got up by himself, and ran after Edwards, when he missed his watch, and I saw no more of him till the police came, and wanted us to give evidence—another man, named Arthur, was there—he has not been apprehended.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Oakley.</hi> I did not see you do anything—you were there with another girl—if you did anything it was higher up the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pearson.</hi> The prosecutor said, "If you are men give me fair-play"—Arthur did not help to pick the prosecutor up—he got up himself—he was in the gutter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-76" type="given" value="FREDERICK JAMES"/>FREDERICK JAMES REAL</persName> </hi>. I am a coffee-stall keeper—I saw Pearson (who is also known as Bryan and Patrick Shea) knock the prosecutor down—Edwards and Evans made a running kick at him and knocked him down, and while he was down they kicked him and knocked him about, and made a
<hi rend="italic">scramble</hi> for his pockets, and then they made off—the prosecutor said he had lost his watch, and went up the road, and I could not see what happened then—what Oakley did was further up the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Evans.</hi> I saw you stoop over the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edwards.</hi> Pearson was the man who first knocked the prosecutor down, you others came up afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pearson.</hi> The only thing I heard the prosecutor say was, "I think you have made a mistake," and he passed into the gutter to avoid them—you went up the road with the other men and some girls, they all followed you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I was wearing a chain which looked like silver; anyone could see it, but it was attached to my braces, and the watch was taken off the chain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>much from his mouth and eyes, where he had been knocked about—he pointed out the four prisoners, and no sooner had he done so than they all ran up the road—the prosecutor said, "I mean to have the one who has my watch," and ran after them—Edwards turned and said, "No, you don't take my
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi>, I will do time for you," and he knocked the prosecutor down—I arrested Edwards, and took him to the other side of the road—Oakley came behind the prosecutor and made a filthy remark, and struck him on the back of the head and knocked him under a cab; if the cabman had not been on the alert the cab-wheel must have gone over his head—I arrested her—at the station the prosecutor complained of being kicked, and Edwards said, "Yes, I kicked you, and I will kick you again"—the other prisoners were arrested afterwards—on the way to the station Edwards said to Oakley, "Don't know nothing about the ticker. He can have a bit of the flat iron if he likes"—I saw all the prisoners there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edwards.</hi> I was standing on the right-hand side of the Edgware Road—Oakley, Evans, and you ran across the road, and Pearson ran up the left-hand side—you did not say to the prosecutor that you had helped to pick him up—the prosecutor ran after Pearson, and he was in the act of catching him when you knocked him down—I followed you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Evans.</hi> Directly the prosecutor complained to me you ran off, crossing to the left-hand side.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Oakley.</hi> You followed up behind the prosecutor, and when I caught Edwards, you struck the prosecutor on the back of the head with your clenched fist—you had white braid on the bottom of your dress—you have taken it off since—I knew you before—you and the men frequent the Edgware Road, Marble Arch, and Hyde Park nightly—I have seen you in their company before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pearson.</hi> You were dressed as you are now; you had a cap on.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant D</hi>). I arrested Pearson—I told him I was a police-officer, and told him I should take him into custody for being concerned with two other men and a woman in stealing a watch from a man in the Edgware Road, and assaulting him; he made no reply—when the charge was read to him, he said, "I know nothing about it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">DR</hi>). I arrested Evans on Monday night, 10th July, in connection with another charge—the prosecutor identified him at the police-station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Edwards called.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-81" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE GREENHILL</persName> </hi>. I was with Oakley on this night, she did not strike the prosecutor—I was with her the whole time—I did not see the pro
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<p>with girls—the coffee-stall keeper made a statement to me; I cannot remember what he said.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Edwards, in his defence, said that he was returning home, that he helped to pick the prosecutor up, and then followed him to see what happened, that then the prosecutor struck him, and he hit back. Evans stated that Pearson and the prosecutor had a stand-up fight, and the prosecutor was knocked down. Oakley denied having struck the prosecutor. Pearson stated that the prosecutor came along the worse for drink and flicked his hat at him, and that they had a fight, and the prosecutor was knocked down.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). At 4.15 a.m. on 11th July I was on duty in Willesden Lane, Brondesbury, which runs alongside the field where this haystack was—I noticed the stack burning and approached it, and saw the prisoners running away—I chased them for about half a mile—another, constable joined in the chase—I caught Carr—he said, "I never lit the match, the other boy lit the match"—on the way to the station he said, "I got the hay and the other boy lit the match"—he said he had picked up some hay and the other had lit a match, and then they threw it down, and the stack caught fire—I thought he meant it was an accident that the stack had caught fire—they said they had been sleeping out—I took Harris into custody on the 18th July, in Kingsgate Road—he said, "The other boy will have to prove I set the hay on fire."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GALE</persName> </hi> (248
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). I was on duty in Exeter Road, abutting on this field—at 4.15 a.m. I saw these prisoners running away, with Cairns after them—I joined in the chase—they doubled back into Maplesbury Road—Carr was caught; Harris got away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statements before the Magistrates. Carr said</hi>: "I plead not guilty; Harris lit a match and let it fall in the hay; we then ran away."
<hi rend="italic">Harris said</hi>: "I plead not guilty; I lit a match to light a cigarette, and let it fall."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
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<lb/>ing stick—the police have since shown me part of my chain and my key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lawford.</hi> I did not come and ask if you were one of the men; the policeman did not push me away with a knife in my hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Magee.</hi> I did not ask the policeman if you were one of the men—I did not hit you in the mouth—it was not a severe blow I got in the mouth, it made it bleed—I holloaed "police" directly you held me, not afterwards—I received no other injury, except that I was assaulted by being held.</p>
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<lb/>wards picked up threepence—I could not swear to Lawford, but I am certain Magee is one of the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Magee.</hi> I caught you before you got out of Baron Street—you turned no corner before I caught you—I saw you run across the road—I took this chain and key out of your hand before you had time to drop it into Lawford's pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never said that Lawford was not one of the men.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lawford.</hi> You were not walking down the street, but running—you did not say you were not one of the men—the prosecutor did not come up with a knife, and I did not shove him away—I did not hear you tell the inspector of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not hear anyone say that Lawford was not one of the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lawford in his defence said that he was walking in White Lion Street, when the policeman told him to stop, and he did so. Magee said that half-a-dozen people ran by him and dropped the chain, and that he picked it up.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-101" type="given" value="ROSS"/>ROSS FARELLY</persName> </hi>. I am a servant, and lodge at 9, Hayes Place, Lisson Grove—about twelve o'clock on the night of the 12th July I met the prisoner in Chapel Street—he bade me "Good night," and asked if I would go with him for a walk, and caught hold of my jacket—I asked him to let me go, as I should be late—he said he would take me to his sister's, as I should be too late—I went up Lisson Street with him, and he took me up some back streets—I asked him where we were going to—he said "Lisson Grove"—he asked me to go down a very dark passage, and I would not go, and I caught at the railings—he held my jacket—I said, "Let me go"—he let me go, and we walked on till we came near Lisson Grove—he pushed me into a very dark corner and caught hold of me, and put his hand inside my dress and took my purse out—I said, "Give me my purse"—he ran at me and struck at me with the purse—there was about 15s. and a key in it, and a few little things—I said, "Give me my money and I will not give you in charge"—he ran at me again and gave me two great blows in the face—he went off, and I followed him—I saw a policeman at the corner, and shouted, and I think he ran till he met another constable—the prisoner hurt my face very much; there was a great black lump inside my jaw—I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine other convictions were proved against the prisoner. He was said to be a very violent man, who was never out of prison for more than a fort
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been with my late employer that evening, the proprietor of the Cross Keys—I was working for him that night, rectify
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was about five yards from them—the woman walked away in the ordinary manner, the street was empty—I did not hear the prisoner call out to the policeman—I saw the policeman come up—I did not hear anyone call to him—I heard the prisoner say that the prosecutor had knocked up against him—the prosecutor said it was the other way.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had my lantern, and was trying the doors—I was called by a passer-by, and I went up to the prosecutor and prisoner—the prosecutor said "This man has stolen my pin"—the prisoner said "I have not"—I said "All right, come to the station," and I took him there—before I took him he said "Look on the ground and see if it is there—the prisoner had a pipe in his hand—he said, "He knocked up against me while I was lighting my pipe"—he gave his address at 286, Bartholomew's Buildings, Goswell Road.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner put his foot forward and pushed me, I have the mark on my ankle now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I am very sorry; I was the worse for drink—I don't remem
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<hi rend="italic">Ten previous convictions were proved against her.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Joseph lives there with his mother—I could not say which room he occupied—there were labels on some of the things; some had been removed, the owners' names were not on them—we rummaged the place—I explained to the female prisoner that we were police-officers—she knew me—on the way to the station the male prisoner said his mother knew nothing about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-118" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G</hi>). I went with last witness to 31, Costers' Buildings—I took the female prisoner to the station—on the way she said, "A tall man brought the goods on Friday night, and has not been there since"—at the station the male prisoner said, "On Friday the goods were left by a foreigner, who asked me to buy them, I admit the goods were brought to my place for me to buy."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-119" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SNELGROVE</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of Costers' Buildings; the female prisoner has been a tenant there since October, 1889; she occupies three rooms and a stable at 9s. 6d. a week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Her son lives with her; he keeps three or four barrows in the shed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-120" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROWLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the employ of Henry Taylor—on June 26th I went to Black friars with three cases to take to the East India Docks—I received these two shipping notes and two receipts—I then went to Union Street, Moor Lane, and picked up three more—I put on the horse's nose-bag and went inside, and when I came out the horse and van were gone—I gave notice to the police, and eventually found the van at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-121" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GILLY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employ of Messrs. Blane and Son, South African merchants—we have correspondents in Germany—we received these two invoices for thirty-three pieces of nun's veiling; each piece is numbered; they all had tickets on when they left the factory; half of them have been removed; the value of the thirty-three pieces is £30—this is the shipping note; the parcels shown me by the police correspond with the invoices, and the tickets that are left on them correspond with the invoices.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-122" type="given" value="GEORGE JOSEPH"/>GEORGE JOSEPH ILLINGWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employ of George Robert Hall, Lewisham Road, London, agent for Herman and Co.—I received this invoice for one hundred boxes of ladies' hose, value £16 3s. 1d., consigned to J. Ewing and Co.—the boxes were numbered 101 and 102, as stated in the invoice—I have examined the sixty-two boxes which bear those numbers, the value of them is about £10.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Wise and Scott when the prisoners were arrested—I have heard their evidence, it is correct—on a table in the room I found this ticket, it is similar to those on the other parcels.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-124" type="given" value="HUGO"/>HUGO HUTCH</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Gotfried Herman—these two invoices were made out in our office—I have the copy with me—we received orders to forward the goods to Bass and Co.'s office to convey to Messrs. Ewing—they were packed in these two boxes—the numbers of the goods are shown in these invoices—these two boxes are two of those referred to in the invoice—the mark on this pair of hose is the special mark of the firm.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-125" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CLARK</persName> </hi> (102
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On 26th June, at half-past six, I was on duty in Albert Street, Mile End, New Town—I saw a horse and van there, the van was empty—I found no owner, and took them to Commercial Street Station—the name of "Henry Taylor No. 2" was on the van.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-126" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WISE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). I found other invoices of new goods at the prisoners' premises.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. "Sarah Hoare"</hi>: "I did not know they were stolen or I should not have taken them in.
<hi rend="italic">Joseph's</hi>: "My mother is quite innocent of this."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH HOARE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH HOARE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>2</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to making a false entry of £391 5s. in the books of his said master;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing orders for £150, £50, and £98.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Collins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence, the Grand</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-142" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GOULE</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old; I live at 115, Brook Street, Ratcliff—on Saturday, 29th June, about five in the afternoon, I was at Shadwell—I saw the prisoner—she asked me if her little boy was down by the shore—I said there was a little boy with white hair down there—she said, "Let me have a look at him"; she did, and said it was not him—she waited on the stairs, and then gave one jump into the water with the child in her arms.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I received the prisoner and child, the child was brought to a neighbour's house, it was nearly dead—I saw the prisoner lying on the ground—I said "Your boy is all right"—I put her on an ambulance and took her to the station, a doctor was sent for, he said she was fit to be put in the cells—she made a statement to him about the cruelty of her husband.</p>
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<p>the prisoner at the station—she was quite sober, her clothes were very wet, I had them removed and had her placed in blankets—I examined her afterwards twice that evening—her body was badly bruised and she had a black eye—the injuries were of some standing, not recent—she said she was driven to commit the act through the ill-treatment of her husband, that she took the child with her as she had no place to leave it, or any
<lb/>one to care for it—they were both practically recovered from the effects of the immersion when I saw them—the child was a few weeks old—she was in an hysterical condition and would probably not appreciate the act—I should say she was a highly nervous woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I have been married ten years—my husband left me with two children without anything—he was always ill-treating me and knock
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<p>gangway and out by the exit—that was close on half-past ten, or half-past ten, I might say—he wished me good-night as he passed out—I then went back and locked the door of the clerk's office, and left the premises with Cuppleditch and Smith; they were at the clerk's office—we went out together—when we got out Cuppleditch called my attention to a light in the gangway—upon that we went back, I being first—I went up the steps into the gallery, and saw flames at the other end of the gallery—I called to the other men to bring water—I found some empty sugar sacks had been burning—they were piled up in a heap, and were blazing—with the assistance of Cuppleditch and Smith, we brought water, and put it out—I lifted up the sacks, and found
<hi rend="italic">wisps</hi> of straw partly burnt, and then I saw a small fire, which had burnt out, on the carpenter's bench—there was a brown paper bag with nails in it, and a few shavings scattered about—they had been burnt—the bench itself was not scorched—I then went round the premises, among other places to 35 shed—I there found an oil-lamp still alight, but turned down low—it was standing on bags of empty bottles packed in loose straw—it was near the place where I had seen the prisoner at work—I and the other two men sat up all that night—after daylight I made a further examination of the premises, and in 27 we found a wooden drawer which had been burnt—that was nearly close to the floor—there was about four inches space underneath it—it was charred all over along the front—it was quite out then—it smelled as if it had been very recently done—I pulled the drawer out—it was burnt at the bottom about eighteen inches from the front—a hole was burnt right through from the floor, I did not pull it right out or see anything underneath it—I saw the prisoner in the morning about four, I let him in—sometime after he came in he called my attention to this burnt drawer; he asked me if I knew how it had happened, if anyone had been smoking—I said, "No, and if they had that would not have caused it"—the last I saw of the prisoner that night was when he came through to the boiling-room in the direction of the country packing-room, as he came back to the gangway from the clerk's office—there is no truth in what he has said about our trying to get him out of the office—I don't know what it means.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been employed by Mr. Whiteley two years—I am foreman of these works, of the whole place—I can't say how many persons are employed there—sometimes there are more than at other times—at this time I should say there were about forty—sometimes there may be one hundred—there are more women than men—the regular hours are from six to six—at this time we worked till about ten—the women are supposed to leave at nine—Mr. Clarige has given me notice not to allow smoking in the factory—I have not heard of complaints with respect to smoking—there have not been notices put up about it at the factory—there has been at the farm, I believe—I have once or twice spoken to the men about it—I know that the prisoner does not smoke—he has been about thirteen months in the employ—he is a man that never seems to be guided by others—he is rather opinionated—I never had occasion to interfere with him—he has done his work, not better than others—I can't say whether he has been promoted—I don't know that he had any occasion to go on to the gallery on this particular morning—I can't say whether he took any cases from there to pack jam in to send to</p>
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<p>Westbourne Grove—I won't say he did not—I saw him go up the steps while I was against the clerk's office—I could see him go up to the top of the steps from where I stood—I could not swear to the exact time he was there—there is straw on the right-hand side of the gallery to cover over the jams and fruit during the winter—the straw is on one aide, and the sacking on the other, about sixty feet apart—I was waiting there to lock up after the others had gone—the prisoner was working in shed 35 upon perishable fruit—the shed is badly lightly; it is necessary to have a lamp—the lamps we use are duplex, not enclosed, ordinary chimney lamps; you pull a lever to extinguish them—we had just got outside the door when we saw the light—we had not had a fire in the works before to my knowledge—I don't know that there have been a number of fires at Mr. Whiteley's premises at Westbourne Grove—I have never been employed there—I don't know that the prisoner has—there is no night watchman on the premises.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The persons on these works are all working upon making jams—we do not send it all to Westbourne Grove—we do not sell retail—I could see that the drawer was burnt before I pulled it out, by the mark on the front—anybody could see it who went in—there was no smoking in the gallery that night—the prisoner brought down the lamp with him—I don't know where he put it—we generally turn them out, and leave them at the place where they have been using them—the prisoner was to a certain extent under my direction, not wholly, only as general foreman he was under my supervision.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The only thing I saw actually blazing was the heap of sacks in the gallery; they were actually on fire—in the same gallery, at other end, there had been some shavings and bags burning, but that had burnt out—I had been round there at about ten that morning, and there, was nothing then—the drawer was in the country packing-room, No. 27—you could see it was charred fresh on the front of the drawer—the lamp was found in 35—that was not a safe place to leave it—I had seen the prisoner working there by lamplight, I did not remonstrate with him for keeping the lamp there—there was nothing else burning there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-150" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER SMITH</persName> </hi>. I reside at Hanworth, and am in the employ of Mr. Whiteley—I have charge of the sheds 35, 36, 37 and 38—it is my duty to lock them up at night, and have them opened in the morning—on 5th July I saw the prisoner somewhere about ten at night, he said the men were about to leave off, and he asked me for the key of 35 to lock up—I had the key in my pocket—it was my usual practice to lock it up, he had never before asked me for the key—I told him I had got to lock up the bottled fruit—he said it was locked up—I said it was not—we went together to 35 and 37—I could not say whether at that time there was any lamp burning in 35, it might have been without my seeing it—I locked up 35 and 37—the prisoner was with me when I did it—after lock
<lb/>ing up I went to the clerk's office—while standing there I saw the prisoner come across the receiving room and go up the steps into the gallery—he had a lighted lamp in his hand—I could just see his feet from where I stood—he was at the top of the stairs—he was up there about two minutes—when he came down Bushell said to him, "I wondered who was up there"—he said "I have just been up for my penknife and rule"—he brought the lamp down with him, and I saw no more</p>
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<p>of him—it was turned half-past ten when I left—Bushell, Cuppleditch, and I left together—at the time I saw the prisoner go up in the gallery there was no one else about; they had all gone—I was not smoking at that time, nor anybody else—when we got outside Cuppleditch looked up at the gallery and saw a light, and we all went back together—Bushell went up first, and as soon as he got to the top he halloed out, "Fire, bring some water!"—I got water and helped him put out the fire—I saw some sugar bags on fire, and some wisps of straw that had been burnt—the fire seemed to have originated at the bottom—I also saw a small fire on the bench—it was a paper bag with some nails in it, and some paper round; that appeared to have been a recent fire—I went round with Bushell and Cuppleditch, and saw a lamp burning in 35—next morning, at daylight, I went into the packing-room and saw the burnt drawer—I did not pull it out, Bushell did, and I saw it was burnt at the bottom on the right-hand side—anyone could see it, and you could smell fire as soon as you got into the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in the employ nearly two years—I am a foreman in the new building and the sheds; Bushell was foreman in the factory—I have no men under me, only four women—we are frequently employed overtime in the busy season; then we are paid so much an hour, and we work as late as we possibly can—White was not employed at overtime, he was not allowed to stop over
<lb/>time after his women had gone—he was not employed overtime on perishable fruit in shed 35—there was no fruit allowed to be picked in that shed—he was not allowed to have the key of that shed, that would be my duty—I was there that night till half-past ten—if I was not there I should put somebody in my place to lock up—I have always been friendly with the prisoner—rules are not used in the business that I know of—I never knew the prisoner to carry a rule—the parch
<lb/>ments for covering the jam-pots come already cut out, they are always of the same size—I never had to cut them to a smaller size—I never had much to do with the parchments—I was talking to Bushell and Cupple
<lb/>ditch at half-past ten—I was standing outside the clerk's office when I saw the prisoner go up the gallery—he did not speak to me, or I to him—I could see his feet on the steps when he got to the top—he was there about two minutes, as near as I could say, I had no watch to time it—the receiving-room clock gave it, I did not look at it—I don't know whether he was there two minutes or two seconds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> As near as I could get at it he was there about two minutes—I say the prisoner had no business in shed 35—he was
<hi rend="italic">strigging</hi> currants there, currants are never kept there, sometimes they are unloaded there till such time as they are taken to the factory for the purpose of
<hi rend="italic">strigging</hi>—to my knowledge I had never seen the prisoner in 35, or doing this work—he had never to my knowledge asked for the key before, or suggested that he should lock up the shed—there were some Jersey currants in 35, but not so many as 100 jars.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-151" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CUPPLEDITCH</persName> </hi>. I live at 29, Bee Cottages, Hanworth—on 5th July the prisoner came to Smith—he asked for the keys of 35 and 38 sheds—Bushell was there—he did not have the keys—he followed Smith across to 35 shed—I afterwards saw him come from the shed to the receiving room with a lighted lamp in his hand, he had nothing else—I</p>
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<p>did not see where he went with the lamp—I saw him hang up his keys when he had locked up his own place, that was about half-past ten—they were keys of the finishing-room and the packing-room; he wished me good night; I was then in the clerk's office—after that I went out with Bushell and Smith—shortly after we got out I noticed a light upstairs; I went back with the others; I got water and helped to extinguish the fire on the sacks—I first noticed the straw right under
<lb/>neath the sacks in one corner—the fire had originated at the bottom where the straw was—I waited there all that night with the other witnesses—I went into 35 and saw the lamp partly turned down—between three and four the following morning I went into the room 27 where the drawer was—there was a smell of burning—it was partly open, not quite pulled open, till the police came—I cannot at all understand what the prisoner means by the statement that I had been working against him to get him out—I had not been doing so—on this night of July 5th I had been smoking a cigarette at the mess-room door, that was just after ten; that was after the women had gone—I had not been into the gallery at all that day, nor in 27.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen other persons in the mess-room smoking—I have never seen a notice up prohibiting smoking—the men are allowed to smoke in the mess-room after their meals, nowhere else; I have seen Mr. Claridge, the manager, smoke—I have not smoked in the works—when the prisoner met me on the Saturday morning I was smoking in the office, not in the mess-room—I was staying in the works all night with Bushell and Smith—I manage the boiling-room—the tissues to put on the jampots are always cut to the same size—I never carry a rule, and only one of the foremen does that I know of, and he does odd jobs of carpentering about the place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-152" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH PENFOLD</persName> </hi>. I am married—I work at Mr. Whiteley's jam factory at Hanworth—on July 5th I was passing through 35 about seven in the morning—I saw the prisoner there, he was picking currants—he said he wanted two lamps—I went to the lamp shed and brought him two lamps, I lit one of them; he said he did not require the other at present—I loft it there, and the matches to light the other—I left the lighted lamp where he was working, it was not on a bench, I think it must have been a table, I forget, it was some kind of structure—I don't think it was on the sacks of straw—I left a few minutes after.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-153" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 28, Lee Cottages—I am employed at this place as a finisher—on 5th July I was working in the yard with others picking currants—about eight o'clock I saw the prisoner go through and lock the door of 27—he came out again, and locked the door after him—I left the yard at ten minutes to nine—no one else went into 27, I could have seen if they had, I was exactly opposite the door; no one went in before he did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are two or three entrances to 27, if you go through another room; but there is only one entrance from the yard—the doors are always supposed to be locked when the rooms are empty.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-154" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am married—I work at the jam factory—I was there on Friday, 5th July, between half-past seven and eight—I saw the prisoner locking the room 27—he said he was going over to room 35 to</p>
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<p>pick some currants—it was not a usual thing to do, I had never known him to do so before—we always picked the currants in the yard outside 27—he generally helped us do what we were doing—he had not been helping us that evening—we leave off work about ten minutes to nine—before the 5th July the prisoner said to me as he was standing at the desk, "What we want here is a fire like we had at Westbourne Grove, to burn some of them up"—a few minutes before he was complaining about something—he said he thought the place would burn well, and when once alight all the fire engines in the world would not put it out—this was about a month before the fire.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think it was on the Wednesday previous to the fire that he said this—about fifty of us are employed there. I don't know whether anyone overheard it—there had been some talk among the workers about piece-work—the prisoner said he would do the best he could to get the price increased—that was not in the course of con
<lb/>versation about the fires at Westbourne Grove—I heard the prisoner say there had been fires—it was not the subject of discussion among the employes—I had not read about it.</p>
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<lb/>soner had no right to be on the premises so late as half-past ten, he should have left when his hands left—we do not employ the females after dusk, he should have left with them, unless I ask him to stay, which I did not—I know his handwriting—I can swear that these letters are his writing. (
<hi rend="italic">These were addressed to Mr. Whiteley, and alleged that the witnesses Bushell and Cuppleditch had been drinking and smoking all day, and that they had been plotting to get him</hi>[
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>]
<hi rend="italic">out of the place.</hi>) I had no reason to suppose that these men had ever plotted to get the prisoner out of the place—there is no foundation for it whatever.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I say he had no right to be there on the night of 5th July after his work was finished, because it was not his department—if I had been there he would not have done such a thing—he was not working overtime after nine; he was paid by the hour for overtime—he was paid up to ten, I paid his wife—I did not pay the money, but it was entered to his credit, and I paid the balance to his wife; we allowed for the work up to</p>
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<p>ten—he might at times have been working as late as one in the morning, in the busy season, if he was ordered to do so—he was the only man that had spirits of wine given to him by me—Peter Smith had some that morning—I do not remember giving him any, he would use it on a little brush to put on the top of the jam, the girls would use it for that purpose—Smith, Cuppleditch and Bushell were working after nine, in the boiling-room they were entitled to work until the fruit was finished, with the exception of leaving a certain portion for the morning—the prisoner had nothing to do with the fruit—his hours were from eight to six—if he was picking fruit, he would be doing children's work—he should have been looking after his hands, and keeping them in order, and when they left he should have left with them—he had no right to be in the gallery; that is used for storing packing-cases for repair, not for use—I can't say if he would go there for packing-cases to send to Whiteley's at the Grove—if he wanted cases he should go to the foreman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. J. BUSHELL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). It is not true that Cuppleditch and I were drinking all day on 5th July, or that we were smoking about the place from 8.30 to nine—not in the factory, only in the mess-room—I had no intoxicating drink at all that day—I did not go out to my dinner; I had it there—I had no beer or spirits at all that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-156" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CUPPLEDITCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). It is not true that Bushell and I were drinking that day, or that we had drink in 35.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>. I last came into the employ about six weeks ago, before the busy time—I was in the employ before that—I did not leave of my own accord—I had had too much drink, and was discharged for drunkenness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-157" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE WALDOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Butts Cottages, Hanworth, about five minutes from the factory—I can see the jam works from my cottage—on Friday, 5th July, I received a communication from the prisoner, in con
<lb/>sequence of which, I told him he could sleep at my house, and in the even
<lb/>ing he came and slept there—when he first came to Mr. Whiteley's, he used to live with us altogether—that was about fourteen months ago—after that he had his wife and family down, and then he lived at Twicken
<lb/>ham Green, about two miles away—he had his meals with us—he had not slept with us since; but on this occasion he said he had to be late at work, and had to be at the works early in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-158" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CAMERON</persName> </hi>. I have been for twelve years in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade—I am now superintendent at Twickenham—on Monday, 10th July, I went to the factory and made an inspection, in company with Inspector Morgan—in the gallery I saw a number of sugar-bags, which had been burnt, and I also saw the remains of a fire on the carpenter's bench—they were two separate and distinct fires—on the right-hand side there were some bundles of loose straw, which were very dry and inflammable, and on the left side there were a number of empty packing-cases, very dry and inflammable; around the carpenter's bench were a lot of shavings, in fact, the whole gallery was of a very inflammable nature—I went to the country packing-room, and saw the drawer, which appeared to be burnt at the bottom—I saw the tin lid, it had been removed—that was certainly not a fire caused by accidental smoking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot tell you how many accidental fires there</p>
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<p>have been at Mr. Whiteley's at Westbourne Grove within the last two years—I have been at fires there twice—I cannot tell whether the author of those fires has ever been discovered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know whether the fires were accidental or not—the last I attended was in 1888—that was a large fire; I was there for sixteen hours.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-159" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am chief inspector in the inquiry office in Mr. Whiteley's business—the day after this fire I went to Butt's Farm—I went into the country packing-room where this drawer was; I pulled it right out; I saw underneath that the round tin was immediately under the hole that was burnt in the bottom of the drawer—I also noticed dust in the tin, and burnt strawboard—in the next room I found a bottle which had contained spirits of wine—there was a little left in it, about a table-spoonful.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was about half-past two on the Saturday—the cardboard was near the tin that was burnt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-160" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter in Mr. Whiteley's service—I made this model of the premises; it is correct and made to scale.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector T</hi>). On Sunday, 7th July, I saw the prisoner at Twickenham Green, outside his house—I said to him, "I am an inspec
<lb/>tor of police; I have been to Butt's farm, where three separate fires were discovered last Friday evening; two were found in the gallery directly you had left it; I shall take you into custody for wilfully setting fire to the premises"—he said, "There has been smoking all over the premises, but I think I will make a separate defence"—I took him to the station—on the way he said, "The first boiler, and Bushell and Cuppleditch have been trying to work me out"—at the station I charged him, and said, "Last Friday evening three separate fires were discovered, one under the floor, one on the carpenter's bench, and one in the packing-room, and a bottle containing spirits of wine; you had the key of the room 35 and locked it up at twenty-five past ten—you were seen to go to the gallery, where you bad no business, to come down again, and leave the pre
<lb/>mises; under these circumstances, I charge you with wilfully setting fire to the premises with a view of injuring your master, Mr. Whiteley"—he said, "It is false"—the charge was written down and read over to him—he said, "I deny it"—next day I took him to the Court House at Sunbury—on the way he said, "On Saturday morning I found a burnt drawer in the country packing-room, and I called Bushell's attention to it"—the house where the prisoner lived at Twickenham Green is two miles from the factory.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). I had no spirits of wine on the Friday, only what the prisoner sent to me to put on the top of the jam—that was early in the morning, about eight, in a jar; the women used it with me—that was all he sent.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at 15, Boot Street, Spitalfields—on June 29th, between six and seven, I was at the corner of Great Garden Street, Whitechapel—I was looking at some boots in a shop window—two men came up, and one of them, the prisoner, said: "What are you looking in the window for?" I said: "What does that matter to you? I am looking to buy a pair of boots"—one of them then struck me on my forehead, and felled me to the ground—I have the mark now—I took hold of the man who struck me, and when I got up he tried to escape, but I kept my hold, and he struck me another blow on the side of my neck—I have got the mark still—a policeman came and took him</p>
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<lb/>vious to this I spoke to a fellow-workman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were about 200 people round us—the other man ran away—I do not know him—there was not a fight in the crowd—it was not the man who ran away who struck me and with whom I struggled—I did not loose my hold of the prisoner during the whole twenty minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-177" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SOLOMON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at 10, Kinder Street—on June 29th I was in Whitechapel Road a little after six o'clock, and saw the prisoner and prosecutor on the ground, and saw the prisoner take some
<lb/>thing out of the prosecutor's waistcoat pocket, and hand it to another man, who ran away—I could not see what it was, but he hooked it off—I tried to pursue the other man and got hold of him, but a lot of people came round, and prevented my doing so—the prisoner was still on the ground—I shouted "Police," and soon afterwards a policeman came—I do not know the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been in Whitechapel Road two minutes—the prisoner was on top of the prosecutor—the policeman lifted them both up; I did not see them stand before that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The two men were fighting on the ground—I did see anything in the prisoner's hand, but I could see that he gave the other man something.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-178" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT BANGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi>). On June 29th I was in Whitechapel Road, and saw a large crowd—I pushed through it, and saw the prisoner and the prosecutor struggling; they were standing up, and the prisoner struck the prosecutor on his jaw and on the left side of his neck—the prosecutor accused the prisoner of stealing his watch and chain—he denied it—there was a crowd of 200 or 300 people.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I came up they were in a fighting attitude; they had hold of one another, struggling together, standing up—I saw the prisoner strike the prosecutor twice—I saw Solomon directly afterwards—I took the prisoner to the station—he was charged with robbery and assault, and denied it—he did not say that he was coming from work, and that the prosecutor caught him and charged him with stealing his watch—I find he is a hard-working man, a fish-curer, but had done nothing for a fortnight; fish was scarce then—he lives with his mother, and bears a good character.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-182" type="given" value="THOMAS JOSEPH"/>THOMAS JOSEPH CHRISTMAS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Steed, of the Central Meat Market—on Friday afternoon, about 3.30, the prisoner came into the shop and examined a sheep—he said, "It is a very</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not say, "The old governor was up here this morning"—the watchman goes on the premises at five o'clock, closing time—you led me to believe you had been with Mr. Ive for years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I would not have lent him the sovereign unless he had mentioned Mr. Ive's name—he was a stranger to me altogether.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950722-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950722-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-183" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Walter Tippett, 65, Meat Market—the prisoner called on me in May, and asked me to lend him a sovereign—I did so—I knew he had been in Mr. Ive's service—I have not had the money back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You had the sovereign on behalf of Mr. Ive—if you had not mentioned him I should not have lent you the money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-184" type="given" value="HERBERT ARTHUR"/>HERBERT ARTHUR STUD</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Edwards and Wright, in the Meat Market—on June 8th the prisoner came and said, "How are you?"—I said, "All right, I do not quite know you"—he said, "I work for Mr. Ive; will you go and have a glass of ale"—we did so—he asked me to lend him a half-sovereign—I did so, and he gave me this paper, "I. O. U. 10s. Ive"—he came back and asked if I could make it up a sovereign—I said I could not spare it—I let him have 6s. and he altered the 10s. to 16s.—I considered that he referred to Mr. Ive, of Hampton Court—I saw him again on the following Tuesday, he said "I am sorry I could not come yesterday, I went to the cattle market"—we went and had a drink; and he said, "I will come and pay you on Friday, I cannot get any money till Thursday"—I saw him on Thursday, he said "Could you let me have the other 4s. to make up the sovereign"—I said "No, you have not paid the other money"—he has not paid me—I wrote to Mr. Ive.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say before you came on the 16th that there was a mistake, and you borrowed the money for yourself, but you said you had opened a shop—you did not say that you would pay me, nor did I say, "All right."</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-185" type="given" value="EDWIN GEORGE"/>EDWIN GEORGE IVE</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of High Street, Teddington—the prisoner was in my employ five years ago—he has not been employed by my son—I have not given him authority to buy meat or borrow money for me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18950722-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18950722-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18950722-name-186" type="surname" value="IVE"/>
<interp inst="t18950722-name-186" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN IVE</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher of Hampton Court—I have not employed the prisoner, or authorised him to buy meat, or borrow money for me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-187" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL DENNING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on July 1st—I read the warrant to him, and said, "You answer the description of the man I hold warrants for"—he said, "Yes, I am the man; I borrowed the money, but not with the intention to defraud."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I borrowed the money without any intention to defraud. I did not borrow it in Mr. Ive's name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-578-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-578-18950722 t18950722-578-punishment-36"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18950722-579-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, Unlawfully exposing himself in a certain public place.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ADELINDO FERRARI</hi>(16)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18950722-580-offence-1 t18950722-name-190"/>Luigi Ferriari</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUNT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-191" type="given" value="LUIGI"/>LUIGI FERRIARI</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am an ice-cream vendor, of 115, Three Colt Street—on May 24th, about ten p. m., I was near Poplar Hospital, and somebody, who I did not see, came behind me, and gave me a knock on my head—I lost consciousness, and remember nothing more till Sunday morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was pushing my barrow before me on my way home—nobody spoke to me—the prisoner is quite a stranger to me—I had no quarrel with him—I had not got a knife with me, I do not carry one—no one called out, "Take care, he has got a knife"—I did not run after anybody with a stick—there were four sticks on the barrow, but I did not strike the prisoner with a stick—I was alone, but he had company with him—the only time I saw him was when he raised the hammer to strike me, and then I turned the barrow round to push it—I do not think the prisoner had a barrow—I saw the doctor last on Thursday, and I have to go again to-morrow.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-192" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS CHRISTOPHER</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer, of 2, Hunt Villas, Plaistow—on May 24th, about ten p. m., I was in the East India Road with a friend, heard shouts of "Police," and saw a man with an ice-cream barrow, and the prisoner took a hammer from under his coat and gave him two blows on his head with it from behind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first thing I saw was the prisoner chasing the prosecutor round the barrow—only two persons were present then—there was no other barrow there—they were not talking to one another when they were chasing one another round the barrow, but the prosecutor was calling "Police"—a crowd gathered round—the prosecutor got on the pavement, and the prisoner walked away—the prosecutor took one of the sticks from the barrow—he was chased round the barrow about a minute before he took the stick—the prosecutor could not have made use of the stick before the crowd gathered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The stick was the awning support—the prosecutor did not use it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-193" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DAVEY</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of 220, Green Street, Upton Park—I was with Christopher, and saw the prisoner chasing the prosecutor with a hammer, and strike him two blows on his head from behind—the prosecutor was going quietly away when he was struck.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-194" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SIMONS</persName> </hi> (71
<hi rend="italic">K R</hi>). I saw a crowd running after the prisoner, and shouting "Stop him"—he had this hammer under his left arm—the two first witnesses told me that he had assaulted a man—he said "No"—I took him to the East India Road, and saw the prosecutor bleeding from his head—I took the prisoner to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I spoke to him in English—he did not understand me—I have ascertained that he has been eighteen months or two years in England, and has been a peaceable lad, working for an ice-cream man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-195" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at Poplar Hospital—on May 24th, about 10.30 the prosecutor was brought there—he was conscious, and answered questions put to him—he had a compound fracture of his skull, depressed and laceration of the scalp—trepanning was performed, and I took away a portion of bone larger than a shilling—he was discharged on June 27th, and made an out-patient—the injury was serious, and such as might be made by a hammer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The wound was made by one blow—that part of the skull will be weak, the hole will not close, and there will always be a tender spot there if he is hit.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-196" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY DILLON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I take charge of the station; the prisoner made a statement there in English—I took it down and he said, "I live at 83, Victoria Dock Road, with Bertista Peretti; he gave me the hammer and told me to go and kill him because he took all my governor's trade; he stands near my governor's shop; my governor said, 'If you tell anyone who told you to do it I will kill you.'"—after that had been read over to him, he said, "Not kill him, hit him with the hammer."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"I insulted him, but not willingly. He stopped with his barrow and took out a knife. The people say, 'Take care he has got a knife.' He took a stick and came after me—he struck me with the stick, and I gave him a knock with the hammer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-580-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He had been charged with several assaults previously.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-199" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TUCKFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Green Gate public-house, St. Luke's—on June 29th I made a tour of the house, and found the blinds unfastened—I fastened them up—I was awoke at 1.15 by a con
<lb/>stable, who was holding the prisoner, and said, "Come down, your shutter is open"—I went down and found the bolts drawn back, and the shutter raised eight inches—the constable said, "I found this man; will you charge him?"—he said, "Governor, I have a wife and family; you know me; will you charge me?"—I knew him as a customer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I came to the door you said, "Do you know me?"—the constable said, "Go and look at your shutter"—I said, "My shutter was open; I closed it"—I have never known you to commit your
<lb/>self—the inspector asked me whether the barman or anybody inside had drawn the bolts—I told him it was impossible, because I had fastened the house myself—he said, "How do you know that any of the barmen could not have drawn the bolts for their
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi> outside?"—that is impossible.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I went to bed no member of the establishment was downstairs, and the door was still unlocked when I came down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-200" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FOULSTON</persName> </hi> (60
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>).—On June 30th, at 1 a. m., I saw the prisoner lying on his chest, with the upper part of his body inside the Green Gate public-house, and the shutter was raised. Before I could catch hold of him he got up and walked hurriedly away. I went after him, caught hold of him and asked what he was doing with the shutter. He said that a number of men had set upon him and struck him on his</p>
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<p>mouth and knocked him down—I found no mark on him—I found a small penknife and a horse-nail on him—he could get his hand under the shutter where the stone is worn away and remove the bolts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I mean to say that I saw you with your body under the shutter—I did not say it was your head—when I first saw you I was twenty yards from you—you crossed Bath Street and went towards Old Street—you were not talking to other men and women at the corner of Bath Street, no one was there—you did not kick at the door, I said to the governor, "Will you charge him?"—a young man did not come up and say, "I have just left that fellow to go home—the man is drunk"—you were sober—I did not go away for two hours, before the charge was booked—after you were charged you were put in a cell, half an hour after you were brought in—I came back and pulled up my sleeve, and said that I could put my arm underneath and draw the bolt; I have done it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> From the first moment I saw the prisoner half-way under the shutter till I saw him in the cell I had my eyes on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-201" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a warder—the prisoner is the person described in this certificate—he was convicted, and had one calendar month.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>; "A man named Frederick Holmes, of the Phoenix Coffee Tavern, City Road, can prove I never was near the prosecutor's house at all; I deny all that the prose
<lb/>cutor has said; I was not found with my head under the prosecutor's door."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-202" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE GOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at the Rope Walk Ground, Commercial Road—the prisoner is my sister's husband—on June 30, about 2.55 p. m., he came to my place and said that my sister was very bad—I said I would go home with him—we had some drink, and I left him very drunk in the Commercial Road at 10.55—I went to get him a cab, but the man would not take him because it was Sunday—he was not too drunk to walk—he got into the tram, and I heard no more of him—when I was at the station the man said that he was afraid to come and tell the story, because the policeman would put him in prison—his name is Fred Holmes—he lives opposite the large linendraper's in the Commercial Road—four of us went to the Green Gate last Sunday and inspected this shutter; we all tried to put our hands under it and could not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">G. TUCKFIELD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I had a padlock put on the shutter the next morning—the bolt being worn, allowed the shutters to be raised a little—it would not require a hand underneath, a finger would do it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he ran against three young fellows and begged their pardon, but they got fighting, thirty yards from the window, and he was never nearer to it till the constable took him there, and that the bolt must have been pushed up after the house was closed.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-581-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction in</hi> 1890,
<hi rend="italic">and three summary convictions were proved against him.</hi> </p>
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<p>ironer—I know the prisoner, but she is not a friend of mine—on June 11th I met her; she asked me to have a drink with her and I did—this was before eleven a. m.—I went to an oil shop with her, and then went home with her and remained all day—she got the worse for drink, and asked me if I had sufficient money to treat them—I said, "No," and she pulled out one of my earrings and struck me with a knife; it went into my breast, but not far—I took the knife out of her hand—it belongs to her young man—this is it—she was the worse for drink—I did not pull out a hairpin and stick it into her arm—I did not try to stab her with a knife—I did nothing to defend myself, I was senseless.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I was not with two young men in a public-house at Hoxton—I did not ask you to let me have a wash; I was dressed for the day—I have got a wound on my head; a man did it with a pewter pot—I did not say "I am coming home to your place to-night," nor did you say that I could not—I had got a lodging in Hoxton—I did not say, "Do you know who I am?"—I did not pull out a knife, but a young man gave me one—I did not catch hold of you by your hair, or follow you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not fight with her—witnesses were examined at the Police-court, and one of them said that we were having a rare fight—that is not true.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-206" type="given" value="ARTHUR MARTIN"/>ARTHUR MARTIN MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at St. Bartholo
<lb/>mew's—I saw the prosecutor on June 12th, she had two incised wounds on the scalp and a very small one on her breast, and the scar of an old scalp wound which might have been produced by a pint pot—this knife would produce the wounds on the scalp; they were not serious, one was half and the other three-quarters of an inch deep—she was sober—the prisoner was rather fresh.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-207" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BUCRKYE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer of 6, Haig Street, Bethnal Green—on June 11th, about 10.45 p. m. I saw the prisoner and prosecutrix standing against a wall striking blows at one another—they were having a rare set-to—I stopped a few minutes and looked at them, and the prosecutrix fall but commenced it again, and after she fell the prisoner got on top of her and some people pulled her off, and then they got into Newbury Street, the prisoner tried to run away, the prosecutrix ran after her and fell against the wall—I went up and saw her bleeding from her head and saw the police there—neither of them seemed sober—I am not acquainted with either of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18950722-name-208" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HARLECK</persName> </hi> (306
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On June 11th, about 10.45 p. m., I saw a crowd and found the prosecutrix leaning against the wall, her dress was covered with blood, and I took her to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, she appeared sober—I took the prisoner at 3.45 next morning and told her she would be charged with cutting and wounding; she said "I did it in self-defence."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>, "I took the knife away from her and used it in self-defence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never saw the knife until she had it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding under great provocation.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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