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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>WILKIN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>FIRST SESSION, HELD NOVEMBER 18TH, 1895.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>VOLUME CXXIII.—SESSIONS I. TO VI.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>INCLUDING CASES COMMITTED TO THIS COURT, UNDER ORDER IN COUNCIL, PURSUANT TO WINTER ASSIZE ACT OF 1879,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, November 18th 1895, and following days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON, SIR</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-2" type="given" value="ROBERT SAMUEL"/>ROBERT SAMUEL WRIGHT</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justice of her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-3" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-4" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, Knt., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-5" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-6" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., K.C.M.G., Recorder of the said City; Lieut.-Col.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE WYATT THUSCOTT</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-10" type="given" value="FREDERICK PRAT"/>FREDERICK PRAT ALLISTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE BECKFORD</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILKIN, MAYOR. FIRST SESSION</hi>.</p>
<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 associates of bad characters—the figured after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. H. C. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> Only one other man collected up to 6 p.m.</p>
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<p>office; I carefully noted the time—I think I could recognise the woman who presented it.</p>
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<lb/>ing by a woman who answers the description of your mother"—he said "I know nothing at all about it"—I saw him again about five, and then said, "I have seen your mother, and I ask you again what you know about this matter"—he said, "I will tell you all I know about it"—she then made a statement which I took down, and he signed it (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>, "I identify the order produced No. 21 for 15s. About 12.50 p.m. on the after
<lb/>noon of September 27th, I met a man named Noble in Leather Lane; I don't know where he lives; I asked him to go to the Post office in Leather Lane, and purchase for me an order for 15s.")—I gave him the money for it—he came out and gave me the order, about two minutes afterwards—I filled it up, signed it and the same afternoon, about four, I gave it to my mother; I don't know what she did with it afterwards; I knew it was necessary to fill in some name, and Noble was the first name I thought of"—I saw him when he was given into custody—I produced the postal order to him again on October 18th—I did not know when I first saw him where the order had been taken out—I did not know when "On October 3rd you made a statement concerning this," he said, "Exactly so;" I said, "You will be charged with stealing an order on September 27th," he said, "Very well," and he was given into custody—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), is my original note of what he said.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi> It was about twenty minutes past two on October 3rd when I stopped you coming in with your collection of 1.45—I took you into a room in the General Post Office—I asked you several questions—I asked you to deliver your bills and dockets to Mr. Fox, and you did so—I asked you about a registered letter, and then referred you to Mr. Fox—I did not search you—I asked you if you had any objection to be searched—you said "No"—an officer searched you, on paper; you did so—I am sure that I produced the 15s. order to you at the time I asked you about it—you said you had purchased it, and who went with you.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOX</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). I was present when the prisoner signed this statement, it was read over to him distinctly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-24" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY FRY</persName> </hi>. I am a police constable, attached to the Post Office, the prisoner was given into my custody on October 18th, charged with stealing a post letter—he replied, "Very well."</p>
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<interp inst="t18951118-5-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-5-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an endorsement on an order for the payment of £5, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-26" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD SAMUEL"/>ARCHIBALD SAMUEL DUNLOP</persName> </hi>. I am a captain in the Royal Artillery, Stationed at Staff College, Camberley—I do not know the prisoner—about</p>
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<p>February 4th I received this letter, purporting to come from H. Rideont, the late sergeant-Major of my battery—(
<hi rend="italic">This letter, addressed from</hi> 214,
<hi rend="italic">Vauxhall Bridge Road, stated that returning from abroad he had suffered severely with a bad chest, and been unable t work, and that he solicited help in his present need</hi>)—I thought the letter was genuine, and as Rideout had almost taught me my recruit's drill, and I had an affection for him, I sent a cheque for £5 on Cox and Co. by the seven o'clock post (within half-an-hour of receiving the letter) to the address given in the letter—I heard certain matters which led me to make inquiries, and I communicated with my bankers, and got this cheque back in its present condition—they had informed me that they had paid the amount—(
<hi rend="italic">the cheque was endorsed:</hi> "Received the above amount, H. Levy,"
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>"H. Rideout.")</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-27" type="surname" value="RIDEOUT"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-27" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RIDEOUT</persName> </hi>. I am a Sergeant-Major in the Royal Artillery—I formerly belonged to Captain Dunlop's battery—I did not write this letter—I did not authorise anyone about the date of this letter to write to Capt
<lb/>tain Dunlop or anyone—I did not receive a cheque for £5 from him about that time—I never received this cheque—this endorsement, "H. Rideout," is not in my writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-28" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-28" type="surname" value="SMEETH"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-28" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN SMEETH</persName> </hi>. I live at 214, Vauxhall Bridge Road, I assist my father, a tobacconist, there—in February last the prisoner came for a letter, and I gave him one—we take in letters for various people.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examination by Prisoner.</hi> The letter was addressed H. Rideout; I never delivered a letter addressed to J. H. Ridgeway.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-29" type="surname" value="BRAMWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-29" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM BRONTE"/>JOHN WILLIAM BRONTE BRAMWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at Cox's Bank, Charing Cross—I received this cheque when it came there with another cheque and a letter. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter dated February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894
<hi rend="italic">, and signed H. Rideout, was a request to cash the cheques as he was too ill to go out.</hi>) I sent back the letter with the cheques, and have not seen it again—a man brought the letters and cheques; I cannot say who it was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN FRANCIS"/>JOHN FRANCIS DODDRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant in the Pembroke Artillery Militia—the prisoner was a bombardier gunner, and non-commissioned officer in my battery, and was a clerk in the Quatermaster-of-Arms' office—I know his writing—this letter of February 4th, the endorsement H. Rideout on this cheque, and these other three letters, are, I believe, In his writing—I know the prisoner as John Henry Ridgeway.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-31" type="given" value="CHARLES ERNEST"/>CHARLES ERNEST FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am deputy chief constable of Suffolk, stationed at Ipswich—I know the prisoner and am acquainted with his writing—I saw him write once in July this year—he wrote this paper—this letter of February 4th, 1895, and the endorsement, H. Rideout, on the cheque are in his writing—I knew him in the name of John Henry Ridgeway—I don't know the writing of the name of "John O'Leary" on the cheque—I say these Durrant letters are in the prisoner's writing, and also the letter of February 4th—I have other letters admitted by the prisoner in a former case to be in his writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you write in the guard-room at Ipswich station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-32" type="surname" value="MCCARTHY"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-32" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCCARTHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant, Scotland Yard</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on a Wednesday evening in September, after following him from a certain address—said, "Hulloa, Ridgeway; how are you?"—he said, "That is not my name"—I said, "Well, then your name is Spelane"—he</p>
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<p>said, "You have made a mistake"—I said, "Well, you answer the description of a man I hold a warrant for; I am going to take you into custody"—I read the warrant to him in respect of this case; he said, "I don't know Captain Dunlop; you have made a mistake; you will have to prove my identity"—I took him to the police station—he was charged—he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he wrote two letters for a fellow lodger, who said he was an old soldier named Rideout, and that the man afterwards showed him two cheques and asked him to cash them, and that as he could not go himself he sent another man to do so.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18951118-5-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for a similar offence. The prisoner had been convicted at Ipswich of a similar offence.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-5-18951118 t18951118-5-punishment-5"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>6.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">AMHERST RICHARD JONES</hi> (49)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18951118-6-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>** to obtaining by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-6-offence-1 t18951118-name-34"/>Richard Jones</persName> and other persons money with intent to defraud;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a conviction of felony in July, 1895. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">The detective stated that since the prisoner's last conviction he had tried to get employment.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-6-18951118 t18951118-6-punishment-6"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>7.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK SAVAGE</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18951118-7-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-7-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> to stealing an order for the payment of £11 19s. 2d., the property of
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-36" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-7-offence-1 t18951118-name-36"/>John Bolding and Sons, Limited</persName>, his masters; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">and also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18951118-7-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-7-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering an endorsement on an order for the payment of £11 19s. 2d.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18951118-7-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-7-18951118 t18951118-7-punishment-7"/>
<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognizance.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18951118-7-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-7-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>8.
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<interp inst="t18951118-8-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-8-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to forging an order for the payment of money; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18951118-8-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-8-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>an order for £6 7s. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-8-18951118 t18951118-8-punishment-8"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>9.
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<interp inst="t18951118-9-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering a form of application;</rs> also
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<interp inst="t18951118-9-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-9-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>a receipt for £14 8s., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<p>10.
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<interp inst="t18951118-10-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing 2s. and eighteen postage stamps of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-10-offence-1 t18951118-name-40"/>Romeo William Buck</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-18951118 t18951118-10-punishment-10"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18951118-10-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-11-offence-1 t18951118-geo-1"/>St. Luke's Church, Hammersmith</placeName>, and stealing a lock, the pro
<lb/>perty of the
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-43" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-11-offence-1 t18951118-name-43"/>Churchwardens</persName>;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Good having been convicted at West Ham in September</hi>, 1889,
<hi rend="italic">and Pritchard at Clerkenwell. Three previous con
<lb/>victions were proved against Good and eleven against Pritchard.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GOOD</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11-18951118 t18951118-11-punishment-11"/>
<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRITCHARD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18951118-11-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-11-18951118 t18951118-11-punishment-12"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18951118-11-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-11-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>12.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES OLIVER COBEN</hi>, Embezzling</persName>
<rs id="t18951118-12-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-12-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-12-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/> £37 7s. 6d., the money of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-12-offence-1 t18951118-name-45"/>Messrs. Zuliuta and Co</persName>., his masters.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTEFIORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-46" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-46" type="surname" value="ZULUETA"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-46" type="given" value="BRODIE MANUEL DE"/>BRODIE MANUEL DE ZULUETA</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Zulueta and Co., merchants and bankers, 41, Moorgate Street—it is part of our duty to collect coupons for customers here and abroad—it was part of the prisoner's duty to assist us in the general business—the coupons are obtained and sent in due time by cheque, or if small they are sold to a</p>
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<p>dealer—on September 24th we had to collect Australian 5 per cent, coupons value £35 11s. 6d.—I left at four o'clock that day, leaving Coben there; the had been engaged after mid-day in cutting and listing coupons; that would require care—he was there when I got there—about twelve o'clock on, the 25th, and I saw him off and on during the day performing his duties—on the 26th Wyatt made a communication to me with reference to the prisoner, and a telegram had been received before I got to the office and a clerk had been sent to the prisoner's house—on the 27th I got there about 12.30 and Mr. Wyatt and the prisoner were there—he was called into my room and I said, "How is it you did not come yesterday? Mr. Wyatt saw you in Finsbury about 10.30 a.m."—he said that he had been working all the previous night in a stock broker's office, which had brought on a return of the gout which he suffered from and he was then going home—on being told that the clerk had been told that he was not at home, he said that that was a mistake of the servant—I said that if he made himself unfit for our work by working elsewhere we could not allow it—he sometimes said that he sent the telegram before he went to Finsbury and sometimes after—I dis
<lb/>missed him summarily, paying him to the end of the month—my brother was abroad—I spoke to him when he came back and wrote a letter to the prisoner after I found the coupons had been cashed, and sent it by the same clerk Stolger to Englefield Road—I then wrote him another letter to the same address and posted it—he came on the 14th and repeated what he had written in his letter that he had received the money at Mr. Ironmonger's office, and put it into his hip pocket, and forgot all about it till next evening, when he felt for it, and found it was not there—I asked if he did not search his pocket when he went to bed—he said he never did—I asked him if all the coupons had been eat—he said "Yes" but that did not recall it to his mind—I asked him why he did not say anything about it when he came to the office—he said he was afraid—I asked what he was afraid of—he said he did not know—I wrote to him on the 19th, and said that the matter was in the hands of our solicitor, and on the 21st a warrant was applied for—his wife and mother came and saw me after he was arrested—this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is in pencil; just the top of the "C" is left, and the "le" in Englefield Road—that is in his writing, I know it well.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A large quantity of coupons passed through his hands—he kept the books in Spanish—we paid him about £120 a year—during the seven years he has been with us nothing has gone wrong with him—a list of the coupons is kept in a book; I have not got it; it would be in his custody—the cash-book will show the money he received, it is not here—there is no book in which a falsification has been made—every amount was paid into the bank unless it is given to us to put in our safe—since this was discovered, we find that he has kept back two or three small sums which he asked for, and they paid the amount after he was discharged; it was not given to him to be given to the collector when he called—I do not know whether the collector did or did not call—I was not present when he cleared out his desk before he left—I do not know that the money was paid a day on two after to the collector, it was paid in the office—he had a sum in July or August, and it was paid in September—it was about £1 4s, 6d. altogether—we had no reason to</p>
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<p>suspect him of anything dishonest, or we should not have kept him—we took him with a written character from Messrs. Barnato—this is his ordinary signature.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-47" type="surname" value="JOSEPH"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JOSEPH</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier of the National Bank—Ironmonger and Hart are customers of theirs—on March 25th, 1895, they presented cheque 00558, which I paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-48" type="surname" value="HART"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-48" type="given" value="SIDNEY WALTER"/>SIDNEY WALTER HART</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Ironmonger and Hall—on September 24th, about noon, I received this cheque, and paid Mr. Goodban £36 11s. 6d.—there was a £20 note, a £10 note, a £5 note, and £1 10s. in money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-49" type="surname" value="GOODBAN"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-49" type="given" value="CUTHBERT GEO"/>CUTHBERT GEO. GOODBAN</persName> </hi>. I am a sworn broker—on September 24th I accompanied the prisoner to Ironmonger and Hall's and received £36 11s. 6d., which I handed over to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner for some time—I have done business with him three or four times a year, and have paid him large sums from time to time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-50" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-50" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England—I produce this note; it was paid in by the London and County Bank on October 1st—in the process of cancelling part of the name has dis
<lb/>appeared.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-51" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-51" type="surname" value="ZULUETA"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-51" type="given" value="DE"/>MR. DE ZULUETA</persName> </hi>. On my return from my vacation I had a conversation with my brother, and on looking through this book I find references to these Australian bonds—I have heard my brother's evidence—a large propor
<lb/>tion of the coupons we collected are to persons in London, and we send them to see if they are correct; they give us a ticket and we collect the cheques—I do not think the prisoner received any money that day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-52" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-52" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I received a warrant, and on October 21st, went to the prisoner's lodgings at 137, Southgate Road—I said to him, "Is your name Cohen?" he said, "Yes"—I read the warrant to him and took him in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. COBEN</hi>. I am the prisoner's mother and live with my husband at 137, Southgate Road—the prisoner lives with his wife in lodgings in Englefield Road—they do not keep a servant—on September 24th he spent the evening at my house and said, "Oh! look what I have here; I quite forgot to pay them into the bank"—he had more than one note—his father told him to pay them in next morning—he did not look at them—he said, "That will be all right"—it was about 7 or 8 p.m.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-53" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-53" type="given" value="PIERS"/>PIERS MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a mariner; I was in the P. and O. service—I have known the prisoner several years—on Wednesday, September 25th, I saw him at the corner of Moorgate Street and Fore Street about 4.30 or 5 o'clock very drunk; I talked to him and tried to get him home but he would not come—I generally went home with him—he did not appear to be able to control himself properly—I saw him two days afterwards, Friday the 27th; he was then in a state of muddle from the effect of two days before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I met him nearly every day in Finsbury—I am an inspector for the Old Kent Road district on the P division—I sometimes go into the Globe Hotel and wait for him—he does not wait for me—he leaves his office at 4.30—I did not see him in a Hansom's cab—there was</p>
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<p>no lady there—it could not be that he was seen getting into a Hansom's-cab with a lady.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-54" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-54" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to my father, a solicitor of Finsbury Pavement—I know the prisoner—I saw him about mid-day or a little after, on Friday, September 27th—he was recovering from very heavy drink and trembling; I advised him to have something to eat; he had some sandwiches but could not eat them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I adhere to my statement, I said "about mid-day"—I usually take my mid-day refreshment about 1.30, and I met him before that, about one o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-55" type="surname" value="LANG"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-55" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LANG</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller for Messrs. Ede and Fisher—I have known the prisoner about fifteen years—I called at the office one morning, and he said that he had an account waiting for us whenever our collector liked to call—as far as I know his character is respectable, straightforward, and honest.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not notice whether it was in July that he called, because the collectors call about once in three months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-56" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-56" type="surname" value="ZULUETA"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-56" type="given" value="DE"/>B. M. DE ZULUETA</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I got to the office about 12.30, and he was waiting—the interview lasted ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—he was perfectly sober, there was no sign of his recovering from drink—he had been there a day or two before—I had a long conversation with him, so as to see his condition—I leave the office about four o'clock, and I do not suppose the clerks stop long after—I was at the National Bank about 12.30.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18951118-12-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18951118-12-punishment-13" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-12-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-12-18951118 t18951118-12-punishment-13"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>13.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ILLSTONE</hi> (35)</persName>
<rs id="t18951118-13-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-13-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-13-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Unlawfully attempting to steal the carcase of a pig, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-13-offence-1 t18951118-name-58"/>Alfred Knowden</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROACH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-59" type="surname" value="INWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-59" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE INWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a cart minder in the Central Market, and live at 110, Farringdon Road Buildings—the market closes at five—on November 15th, about 5.30 p.m., I had in my charge about seven carts, including a cart belonging to Mr. Alfred Knowlden, loaded with meat and with the tarpaulin tied down—I walked away from Mr. Knowlden's cart to another one, and when I came back I saw the prisoner and another man at the side of the van and a third man at the horse's-head—the van was backed into the kerb—directly I came to the back of the van they turned away from a pig which they had drawn out from the van, and pretended they had been making water—I held the prisoner, the other two got away but returned, and one of them said, "Come on, Bill, never mind him; come and have a drink"—when the two men saw Mr. Knowlden (who had gone for a policeman) coming back they went away—I handed the prisoner to Mr. Knowlden who charged him—I saw the prisoner drawing the pig out by force—I said, "Put that pig back where you took it from"—he gave me a volley of abuse—I said, "If you won't put it back you will have to go into custody"—I was as sober as</p>
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<p>I am now—when I told him to put the pig back he said, "Who the b——f——h——are you? I don't want your f——pig. I could do with some oxtails."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I could recognise one of the other two men—I have not contradicted any statement I made before—I have been for seven years a cart minder in the Meat Market—I never knew tarpaulins to slip untied—the two pigs were in front of the van, between the splash-board and the body of the van, and the tarpaulin was tied to the foot-board and side of the van, and it had been untied and loosened from the splash-board and a pig forced out—it would take a good deal of pressure to get it out, because the nose was almost touching the ground and the body resting on the wheel—if I had been a minute later it would have gone—I had had two or three drinks on that day between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m.—I have not known a pig slip off when it has been securely packed and tied—this was a very wet night, and the pigs were covered over with other cloths as well—I was on the kerb when I told you to put the pig back—I did not leave you for half-a-yard—a man working for Bartington passed and re-passed the van several times—I did not load the van or tie the tarpaulin on, but it was securely tied down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-60" type="surname" value="BILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE BILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a market porter, living at 32, Market Road, High Street, Peckham—about 4 p.m. on November 15th I saw the prisoner and two men together in the Central Market loitering about the vans outside the market—I came out three or four times, and each time the prisoner was pretending to make water by the side of the vans.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not think I could recognise the other two men—I was watching you for an hour or more, and recognise you—I took particular notice of you; you had a basket on your arm—I saw you being taken to the station; I was working at the time—you were standing in the light, the other two men in the dark—I may have seen you before; I know nothing about you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-61" type="surname" value="KNOWLDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-61" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED KNOWLDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 127, Salmon Lane, Limehouse—on November, 15th I left my van in charge of Inwood—when I came back I saw the prisoner in Inwood's custody, who said he had been stealing a pig, which was nearly out of the cart—I valued it at 30s.; two of them cost me £3—Inwood charged him—I had seen the pig in the van about ten minutes before—they were securely packed in the front of the van, lying on the board—they could not have slipped out the way they were packed—the tarpaulin was not tied round them, but on each side—the tarpaulin would not prevent them slipping; but they would not slip unless anyone interfered with them, I am certain—it was put back in the same way, and I drove them to Limehouse in safety.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should not be surprised if one slipped from the top of the van, but this was packed on the footboard—a porter packed them—I went round the van to see they were loaded in a proper manner, and then left to pay the porter—I have to see these things are properly packed, or I should lose them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-62" type="surname" value="RICE"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-62" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK RICE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Central Market Constable</hi> 29). On the afternoon of November 15th I was called and the prisoner was given into my custody—he said, "I was there for the purpose of making water"—I took him</p>
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<p>to the station; he went willingly—Inwood was sober—before the Alderman the prisoner elected to be tried by a jury.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You asked Inwood whether he saw you touch the pig; he said, "I saw you leave go of the pig;" he said another man was with you—you said you would come to the station with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">stated that he stopped at the van to make water, that he saw the pig as if it had slipped out, and that Inwood was three parts drunk.</hi> </p>
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<p>14.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY BUCK</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18951118-14-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-64" type="surname" value="REED"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-14-offence-1 t18951118-name-64"/>Ernest Reed</persName>, and stealing three wooden stands and other goods.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-65" type="surname" value="REED"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-65" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST REED</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, of 146, Ladbroke Road, Kensington—about 11 p.m., on October 29th, I closed my shop securely—about 1.45 a.m. I was called, and I found my side window had been broken, and I missed three trays, and brooches and things that had been in it; they had been taken out through the broken window—the window was not protected at all; there was nothing of any great value in the window; the value of the articles taken was £2 14s.—the police sub
<lb/>sequently showed me these things which I identified as those stolen from my window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GUISE</persName> </hi> (398
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). I was on duty about 1.30 a.m. on Octo
<lb/>ber 30th in Cambridge Gardens—I heard a smashing of glass, and went towards the direction and examined the shops, and found that a window of this shop had been smashed—I saw the prisoner fifty yards away—I followed her; she turned into Oxford Gardens—I searched about in several gardens and eventually saw her inside one of the gardens, sitting on the coping, and taking these brooches off and pinning them inside her jacket and on her breast—I asked her where she got them from—she said they had been given to her—I asked her by whom—she said she did not know—I picked up some of the things from the pavement and took her to the station, where she was charged—she had been drink
<lb/>ing previously, but she was not drunk at the time—she appeared to know what she had been doing—she could walk straight and speak distinctly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated in her defence that she was drunk and did not remember anything about the matter.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-14-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-14-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18951118-14-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-14-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-14-18951118 t18951118-14-punishment-14"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18951118-15" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18951118"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-15" type="date" value="18951118"/>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18951118-15-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-15-18951118 t18951118-15-offence-1 t18951118-15-verdict-1"/>
<p>15.
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<interp inst="def1-15-18951118" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def1-15-18951118" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WATTS</hi> (23)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-15-18951118" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-15-18951118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-15-18951118" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def2-15-18951118" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="def2-15-18951118" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BAKER</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18951118-15-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-15-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-15-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Un
<lb/>lawfully attempting to commit burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18951118-name-69" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-69" type="surname" value="IMPLETON"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-69" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-15-offence-1 t18951118-name-69"/>Alfred Impleton</persName>, and stealing his goods.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Being found by night with housebreaking implements in their possession without lawful excuse.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BAKER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18951118-15-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-15-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-15-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BARKER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. PERCIVAL CLARKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Watts.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-70" type="surname" value="WARNE"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-70" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WARNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant</hi> 96
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). About 2.30 a.m. on November 2nd, I was with Hardiman in the Holloway Road—when we were about ten yards from the doorway of 2, Rupert Road, I saw the prisoners come from that doorway; I did not know Baker, but I knew Watts well by</p>
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<p>sight before—they walked hurriedly away down Rupert Road—I examined the door and found a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> mark by the lock—a constable came along at the time and I directed him to go one way while I and Hardiman went round the Hampden Road—there we met the prisoners coming into Holloway Road again, returning in the direction contrary to that in which they had left the doorway—we stopped them and told them we should take them into custody for attempting to break into 2, Rupert Road—neither of them made any reply—Hardiman searched Watts; I searched Baker, and found on him this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> in his inside jacket pocket; this rope was wound round his waist underneath his jacket; these silent matches and a knife were found in his pocket at the station; all those are tools that might be used in housebreaking—I tried the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> on the mark on the door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Watts was searched; no implements that would be used in housebreaking were found on him—we were on the same side of the Holloway Road as is Rupert Road—we saw the prisoners come out of the door and walk hurriedly away—I did not know they had done anything till I went in the doorway and examined the door—it was a clear night—Hampden Road is about thirty or forty yards from Rupert Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-71" type="surname" value="HARDIMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-71" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARDIMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant</hi> 58
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). At 2.30 a.m. on November 2nd, I saw Watts coming out of the doorway of 2, Rupert Road; I knew him by sight before; I have no doubt he is the man—I accompanied Warne to the Hampden Road—I heard him tell the prisoners they would be charged—Watts made no reply—I searched Watts—I found on him a purse, 5s. 6d., and a pawnticket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found no housebreaking implements on Watts—as soon as we got to the corner I saw the prisoner come out of the door
<lb/>way and turn sharp round and walk in the opposite direction to us—I have made enquiries about Watts; I have heard of no previous conviction against him—he told the magistrate "I had nothing to do with it; it was only by accident I met the man."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He said that next morning at the Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Prisoner.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-72" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-72" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner</hi>): I have pleaded guilty to attempt
<lb/>ing to break open this door on morning of November 2nd—Watts was not with me—I left the door and went up Rupert Road, and met Watts at the end of Hampden Road and got into conversation with him, and we walked together up Hampden Road—I asked him for a piece of tobacco, and he gave me about half an ounce of tobacco, two or three cigarettes and a penny to get some coffee with, as I was hard up—another man who lives in Rupert Road was with me, not Watts.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not choose to say who the other man was; it is enough for one to get into trouble—I was not disturbed by the sergeants—I left the door because I could not open it with this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>—I tried to do it—I have been convicted several times before—about ten minutes after leaving the door I was arrested—I was coming back to go home—when I left the door I walked away from the direction of my home, because I saw the sergeants; they did disturb me—I do not know Watts, only by sight. I do not know that I know him at all. I have only seen</p>
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<p>him once or twice, I think—I do not know Willis; I never lodged in his house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A witness deposed to Watts's good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<rs id="t18951118-15-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-15-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-15-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Baker had been convicted seven times, and had served Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BAKER</hi>
<rs id="t18951118-15-punishment-15" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-15-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-15-18951118 t18951118-15-punishment-15"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WATTS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18951118-15-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-15-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-15-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-15-18951118 t18951118-15-punishment-16"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>16.
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<interp inst="def1-16-18951118" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def1-16-18951118" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS MURRAY</hi> (38)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-16-18951118" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-16-18951118" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-16-18951118" type="age" value="32"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARIE STUART NICHOLSON</hi> (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18951118-16-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-16-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-16-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-75" type="given" value="MARY ELEANOR VERE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-16-offence-1 t18951118-name-75"/>Mary Eleanor Vere Cust</persName>, and stealing a clock and other goods, the property of
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-76" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-76" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-76" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-16-offence-1 t18951118-name-76"/>Matilda Cox</persName>,
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MURRAY</hi>
<rs id="t18951118-16-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-16-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps"> MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOLTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Nicholson.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MATILDA COX</hi>. I am engaged by Miss Cust, and live at 20, Vincent Square—at 11.30 p.m., on October 11th, I locked up the premises—next morning I was down at seven, and at 8.30, on going into the breakfast room, I found it in disorder, and I missed this clock, umbrella, boots, underclothing, shawls, and different things—I saw this umbrella in Nicholson's possession at Rochester Row Police-station—I was afterwards shown the clock, boots, underclothing and shawls, and I identified them as belonging to my mistress—some of them are marked "M.E.V.C."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-77" type="given" value="LIONEL"/>LIONEL MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Attenborough, a pawnbroker, of 18, Charlotte Street—this clock was pawned at our shop on October 12th by Nicholson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She had not the appearance of having been struck in the face when she pawned the clock, "but afterwards she had—she pledged other things with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-78" type="surname" value="PELLING"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-78" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PELLING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Sanderson, a pawnbroker, of Charlotte Street—this bedgown was pawned with me on October 12th by Nicholson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-79" type="surname" value="MAISEY"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-79" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MAISEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). After Bowden had arrested Nicholson I went to 72, Charlotte Street, with Taylor, and the landlady showed me a room occupied by both prisoners, where I found a black bag, locked—it contained this flannel petticoat, two pillow-slips, a shawl, two other handkerchiefs, and other articles, which belong to Mrs. Cox—I also found a cigar-box, which belonged to Mr. Morris, of Camden Road, and had been stolen; a brooch stolen from Miss Piper, and other proceeds of burglaries—on the 22nd I was at the Police-court, where the prisoners were jointly charged—Nicholson said she pawned plated goods that belonged to Miss Piper at a pawnbroker's in Leicester Square for 30s., with her own bag, and that she pawned a jacket belonging to Miss Piper in Hampstead for 4s., in her own name of Nicholson—when she was searched at the Police-court this table-cover was taken from her, she was wearing it made up as a petticoat—she was carrying this umbrella—she made a statement to Bowden.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was present when she was arrested in the precincts of Marylebone Police Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-80" type="surname" value="BOWDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-80" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOWDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I arrested the prisoner in the precincts of Marylebone Police-court—I told her I was a police-officer, and should arrest her for being concerned with burglariously break
<lb/>ing and entering the dwelling-house of Miss Cust at 20, Vincent Square, and also 82, Vincent Square, and stealing a clock</p>
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<p>and other articles—she said, "Yes, I know the clock you mean; I did have it"—she said she wanted to make a statement—a week after Murray said in her presence that the cake basket he stole from 82, Vincent Square was pledged by her at 15, Hampstead Road for 16s. at the same time as an umbrella was pledged—she replied, "No; that was a salver"—a few minutes after the male prisoner had spoken to me she said, "It was a basket I pledged for 6s., but I do not know what name I gave, and I did not know that it was stolen"—on October 15th I spoke to her at the Marylebone Police-court about an umbrella, and she said, "That is mine"—at Rochester Row she said, "I may as well tell you that this umbrella was given to me by Murray, and I daresay he has stolen it, but I don't know"—she made this statement in writing; it is signed by her and me; it was read over in Murray's presence: "I did not steal the clock, and am perfectly innocent of stealing anything. I know the clock you mean; I pawned it for the man, whom I have been living with, who has had me for a dupe. This is what he gave me for not getting more than 5s. for it (
<hi rend="italic">pointing to a black eye</hi>)—I thought he was a gentleman, but I find he is a thief, and I will tell you everything. I found him out to be a thief last Saturday afternoon, and went away and left him—I know that there are other things stolen, linen; I will tell you what it is; two pairs of drawers, with embrodiery at the bottom, one chemise, one pair of plain drawers, and some night-dresses, and one pair of boots. They are pawned with the clock at the shop opposite where I live. He pawned them; I mean he pawned the clock for 30s., and I think he gave the name of Fairfield, but he has destroyed the tickets. I pawned the linen, and I think I gave the name of Fairfield, while he waited outside. I saw a detective last night. I told him I would tell him all that I knew. I think that the detective's name was White. I only returned to 72, Charlotte Street, last night; I secured the door to keep him out, and intended to go home to my mother to-day. I again say I will help you all I can. I never stole anything in my life." I visited their lodgings in Charlotte Street, and gained access with the keys of the street door and of their bedroom, which she gave me—they occupied one small room, divided into two by a partition.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mills pointed her out before I arrested her in the precincts of the Court—she gave a correct address when I asked it, and the key of the room—when the prosecutrix pointed out the umbrella and said it was hers, Nicholson said, "I may as well tell you Murray gave me this umbrella; it may have been stolen, I don't know."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. When I charged Murray he, in her presence, made this statement, which I wrote down at the time—I read to him the statement she had made about his giving her a pair of black eyes for not getting more than six shillings, and he said, "She is a liar, and her late landlady can prove it—let her say where she lived—I shall plead guilty to stealing everything you have here and all the charges you have made against me, for I stole them and she knew it, and helped to pawn the things and spend the money, but I did not give her the black eyes; she had them when I picked her up helpless in Piccadilly"—I said, "You might as well tell me about a basket missing from Dr. Archer's"—he said, "She pawned that at the same shop as I pawned the umbrella at, Hampstead Road, for six shillings"—she said, "That was a salver"—he</p>
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<p>said, "I have made a mistake, I remember now; I thought it was silver and broke off the legs and found it was not and gave it away to a man—I gave him two goblets as well"—afterwards she said, "I did pawn the basket for six shillings; I do not know what name I gave; I did not know he had stolen it."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18951118-16-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">recommended her to mercy as they believed she had been very much under Murray's power.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-16-18951118 t18951118-16-punishment-17"/>Discharged on recognisances.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MURRAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to three other indictments for burglary, to one for attempted burglary, and to a conviction of felony in January</hi>, 1894,.
<hi rend="italic">at this Court.—
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<interp inst="t18951118-16-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-18951118 t18951118-16-punishment-18"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>17.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-17-offence-1 t18951118-name-82"/>Susannah Hart Bennett</persName> during the lifetime of his wife.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18951118-17-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-17-18951118 t18951118-17-punishment-19"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18951118-18" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18951118"/>
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<p>18.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HERSEY</hi> (23)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def2-18-18951118" type="age" value="21"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH GOODWIN</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18951118-18-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-18-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to attempted burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-85" type="surname" value="BAUILDON"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM PALEY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-18-offence-1 t18951118-name-85"/>William Paley Bauildon</persName>, with intent to steal therein, and to being found by night with housebreaking implements in their possession without lawful excuse. (See page 27 and 28).</rs>
<rs id="t18951118-18-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-18-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-18-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Sergeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>19.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK TUHILL</hi> (16)</persName>,
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<interp inst="def2-19-18951118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-19-18951118" type="age" value="16"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM KNIGHT</hi> (16)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-19-offence-1 t18951118-name-90"/>Ernest Vodden</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-91" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HULLUM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, City</hi>). On the afternoon of November 9th I was in Princes Street with Mann, and, saw Smith and Horwood in company—we followed them to Mansion House Street, and the other two prisoners joined them—Knight placed his hands in the folds of a lady's dress, and some money fell; Smith picked it up—this was during Lord Mayor's Show—I also saw them surround a gentleman—they were all taken to the station, and I found this watch with the bow broken off in Tuhill's pocket—he made no reply—they were all acting together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I saw you take the watch and hand some
<lb/>thing to Tuhill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-92" type="surname" value="MANN"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-92" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MANN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, City</hi>). I was with Hullum in Princes Street and saw Smith and Horwood together first—they joined the others in Mansion House Street—Smith put his hand in a gentleman's pocket; and took something—he was arrested, and I arrested Horwood—Knight was attempting to pick pockets with the other three—I watched them for half an hour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-93" type="surname" value="VODDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-93" type="given" value="PERCY ERNEST"/>PERCY ERNEST VODDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at 36, Gutter Lane—I was at the corner of Princes Street and Mansion House Street, and saw Smith and Horwood; Smith was just in front of me—this is my watch, I did not see or feel it taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Tuhill says</hi>: "I know neither of these three prisoners, somebody must have put the watch in my pocket."
<hi rend="italic">Smith says</hi>: "I did not take either of the watches."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Tuhill's Defence</hi>: I denied the charge, but the police took me. They must have dropped the watch into my pocket unknown to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Horwood's Defence</hi>: "Smith never took nothing."</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Knight's Defence</hi>: "I was not there."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Tuhill's mother gave him a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TUHILL</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNIGHT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">HORWOOD</hi>
<rs id="t18951118-19-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-19-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at the Mansion House on January</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894,
<hi rend="italic">and four other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-19-18951118 t18951118-19-punishment-20"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HORWOOD</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-19-18951118 t18951118-19-punishment-21"/>
<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>20.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK TUHILL</hi> </persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-20-18951118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-20-18951118" type="age" value="16"/>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-20-offence-1 t18951118-name-96"/>William Donovan</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-20-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>21.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-21-offence-1 t18951118-name-98"/>Henrietta Keefe</persName>, aged 13 years.</rs> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18951118-21-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of an indecent assault.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18951118-21-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-21-18951118 t18951118-21-punishment-22"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18951118-22-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-22-18951118 t18951118-22-offence-1 t18951118-22-verdict-1"/>
<p>22.
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<interp inst="def2-22-18951118" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JACKSON</hi> (20)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL DRISCOLL</hi> (18)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-22-offence-1 t18951118-name-102"/>Edward Elijah Robinson</persName> with intent to rob him.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TODD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-103" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-103" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOLTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi>). On Sunday, October 20th, about 2.15 a.m., I was on duty in Victoria Street, and saw the prisoners loitering at the corner of Orchard Street—they went to the right, and we had scarcely got into a doorway when I heard a cry of "Murder" and "Police"—we ran, and saw the prisoners standing over a man in the gutter—Harris ran in the direction of Smith's Street, Jackson and Driscoll ran to the right to Old Pye Street—I caught Jackson without losing sight of him. I was six yards behind him all the way, and saw his face when he turned round to see how far I was behind him—on the 25th I picked out Driscoll at Gloucester Road Station—I afterwards saw Robinson at the station, and the prosecutor identified him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jackson.</hi> You were not standing at Pye Street, but at the corner of Orchard Street; there was a constable in Pye Street, and on seeing him you partially stopped; that is how I secured you. I did not say to the prosecutor, "Is that the man?"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Driscoll.</hi> I did not see you several times before I went in to identify you; I was fetched from my home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-104" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-104" type="given" value="ELIJAH"/>ELIJAH ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a coachman, of Bromley, Kent. I was coming from Victoria Station at 2.15 a.m., and met three men—I recog
<lb/>nise Harris and Jackson, and Driscoll is very like the other—Harris said, "Give me some money to pay my lodging?"—I said that I had none to give him; he made a grab at my throat, and we fell in the road—they tried to put their hands in my pockets, and to throttle me—I hallooed, a policeman came, and they ran away; I got up and went after them—Harris and Jackson were taken—I never lost sight of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jackson.</hi> I did not pick you out from other men, but I never lost sight of you—I got up as quick as I could, and saw you running away, followed by a policeman, and saw him take you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-105" type="surname" value="HAWKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-105" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HAWKINS</persName> </hi> (570
<hi rend="italic">W</hi>). I took Driscoll on October 25th, and told him he answered the description of a man who was charged with Jackson and Harris—he was placed with other men at the station and</p>
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<p>identified—he said nothing—I know all three of them well—I saw him that night going over Vauxhall Bridge—I have seen Duggan in bed in the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Harris's defence</hi>: "I was coming along, the worse for drink, and met the prosecutor. He was four or five yards from me, when the policeman called out, 'This is the man, is it not?' He said 'Yes.'"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Driscoll's defence</hi>; "I was not there." (
<hi rend="italic">The case was here adjourned while a messenger was sent to the hospital.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-106" type="surname" value="HANCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-106" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HANCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am House-surgeon at Westminster Hospital—Thomas Duggan 683 A is there, suffering from abscess of the
<hi rend="italic">peritoneum</hi>, and is confined to bed and unable to come here—he is under my charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-107" type="surname" value="HOLTON"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-107" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOLTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I was present at the Police-court when Duggan gave evidence on October 20th, and on the remand on the 25th—the prisoners had the opportunity of cross-examining him—they were not represented by any solicitor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Deposition of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS DUGGAN</hi> (683
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "At 2.15 yesterday morning, October 20th, I was on duty in plain clothes with Police-constable 91, Holton, in Victoria Street. I saw the two prisoners with another man, not in custody, in Orchard Street. They were standing about. We concealed ourselves in a dark doorway. We had scarcely been there a minute, when I heard shouts of 'Murder!' and 'Police!' coming from Orchard Street, about sixty yards from where we were. We ran out from our hiding-place, and I saw the figure of a person lying in the gutter. The two prisoners and the other man bolted off. We gave chase. I caught Harris, after a run of about three hundred yards. He slipped my hands twice, and I had to throw him to the ground. He looked up and said, 'What are you going to charge me with?' I replied, 'I do not know yet; you come back with me to Orchard Street, where I saw a man lying down, and we'll see what you'll be charged with.' Just then the prosecutor met us, and, pointing to Harris, said, 'Ah, that's the man that tried to rob me just now; that's one of them.' I said, 'Are you the man that was lying in the roadway just now?' He said 'Yes, and that man tried to rob me; there's some more of them.' Harris then said, 'Be careful, now, you'll have to prove that.' I said to the prisoner, 'You'll likely be charged with attempted highway robbery with violence.' He replied, 'That will have to be proved.' Just then the constable Holton came up with Jackson in custody. They were taken to the station, and the prosecutor charged them both. The prisoners denied all knowledge of each other."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DRISCOLL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions, Harris at Lambeth on May</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891,
<hi rend="italic">and Driscoll at the South Western Police Court on May</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895
<hi rend="italic">, and several summary convictions were proved against all three prisoners.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twenty Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JACKSON</hi>
<rs id="t18951118-22-punishment-24" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-22-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-22-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-22-18951118 t18951118-22-punishment-24"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DRISCOLL</hi>
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<interp inst="t18951118-22-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>23.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES JOSEPH FRASER</hi>, Unlawfully</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-23-offence-1 t18951118-name-110"/>Henry Ashurst Hawkins</persName> from a certain dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-111" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-111" type="given" value="LANSDOWN"/>LANSDOWN HARDING</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Laing, Lloyd and Co., solicitors of</p>
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<p>Leadenhall Street—they have been solicitors for many years for Mr. Henry Ashurst Hawkins, who is the freeholder of 157, Jubilee Street, Stepney—on January 14th this year we discovered through our agent that the premises were out of repair, and I served a notice to that effect on George Chandler, the then tenant—it is a private house—in cones
<lb/>quence of what I heard I wrote a letter to Mr. C. Fraser, 44, Seton Street, Hampstead—I do not think it was registered.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-112" type="surname" value="BECKETT"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-112" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY BECKETT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Laing and Co.—on January 25th I posted a letter directed to Mr. C. Fraser 44, Seton Street, Hamp
<lb/>stead; and another on May 2nd to C. Fraser, 42, Portland Road—this. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my postage book in which I enter each letter I post—I posted another on May 9th, and on May 10th, June 5th and 23rd—I posted the notice to produce on November 15th by registered letter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">C. J. Fraser.</hi> I was in business at 44, Silver Street and I never received any letters whatever.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">L. HARDING</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is a copy of the letter of June 25th. (
<hi rend="italic">Informing the elder prisoner that notice had been served on him, and that he must do certain repairs within three months.</hi>) I subsequently inspected the premises and found that no repairs had been done, and in April we issued a writ of ejectment on George Chandler on the pre
<lb/>mises—this is it—no appearance was entered to it—we received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), of May 1st, 1895, purporting to come from C. Fraser, of 42, Portland Street, Commercial Road. I heard Fraser deny at the Police-court that he wrote that letter—we replied to 42, Port
<lb/>land Street, on May 2nd (
<hi rend="italic">As the letter was not produced a copy was read, stating that as no notice had been taken of their letter of April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th, proceed
<lb/>ings had been taken and judgment would be given in a few days and placed in the Sheriff's hands.</hi>)—we then received a letter of May 3rd, purporting to come from Mr. Fraser, of 42, Portland Street, to which we replied on the 4th (
<hi rend="italic">This not being produced, a copy was read; it requested the prisoner to defend the action which had commenced and re
<lb/>quested him not to increase the expenses already incurred.</hi>)—we waited till May 10th, and then signed judgment (
<hi rend="italic">This gave possession to the plaintiff.</hi>)—on May 10th we wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that judgment was signed, and unless some satisfactory arrangement was come to they should proceed.</hi>)—on May 13th the two prisoners came to our office; I had never seen them before—I know no way in which they could have known, our office except by our letters—the elder prisoner said that he was a very poor man and had no money, but that he was a practical builder, and enquired whether we would not give him further time—he described the property by name—he did not say, "I have come about Jubilee Street" but his name was brought in to me, and I knew he was calling about that—I said, "We will allow the matter to stand over for a fortnight, and then we will make further inspection to see whether any work has been done"—I asked him how he obtained his interest in the property; he said that ho had paid ground rent—I said, "Who to?"—he said he did not know, and left—we waited a fortnight and then made an inspection; nothing had been done, and the house was empty, our surveyor was with me—on June 5th I wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that, unless some arrangement was made, they should proceed to take possession.</hi>)—we received no reply, and on July 22nd</p>
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<p>we instructed the Sheriff of Middlesex—this is his return to the writ (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—in consequence of something which came to our knowledge, we wrote to the same address again on August 30th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-113" type="surname" value="GIBBS"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-113" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY GIBBS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Laing—I posted a letter, addressed to Mr. C. Fraser, 22, Portland Street, on August 30th, 1895.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">L. HARDING</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Continued</hi>). Mr. Cook took possession on our behalf, and we were negotiating for a lease to him (
<hi rend="italic">The letter stated that a trespass had been committed, and that they believed the elder prisoner had committed it, and informed him that the police would watch the place.</hi>)—on December 4th both the prisoners called on us, and the elder prisoner said, "You have taken possession of the premises without giving us notice; we intend to retake possession"—he threatened violence to anyone who should inter
<lb/>fere—I warned him that if he did so he would render himself liable to a criminal prosecution.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by C. J. Fraser.</hi> 'I suggested to you that it would be advisable to sell the house, in order to get somebody to do the repairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-114" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE"/>JOHN GEORGE COOK</persName> </hi>. I am an agent and live in the Commercial Road—in July I was negotiating with Mr. Hawkins for a lease of 157, Jubilee Street, and on July 23rd I took possession from the Sheriff—I put a new lock on the door, but did not stay there—on August 30th I found the lock had gone, and put on a fresh one and a padlock—I bolted the back door inside, and nailed up the windows which were accessible from the ground floor; in addition to the usual fastenings—on September 20th I went to the premises and found the defendant and others in possession; the staple, in which the padlock had been, removed, and the padlock was gone—I knocked at the door, and the two defendants and other people opened a window upstairs and looked out—I said that they were tres
<lb/>passers and had no right there—they used filthy language and threatened to lay me out and knife me, if I tried to effect an entrance—I went away, met a constable and went back to the house with him—they spoke to the constable without opening the window, and I did not hear what they said—they did not open the door—on October 3rd I went there again with Redpath, and tried to get admission; they both appeared at the window, and the bailiff opened the outer shutters, which had been closed, and broke the window, and a saucer was thrown at him by someone in the room, breaking another pane, and striking the bailiff at the corner of his eye—we had to go away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by C. W. Fraser.</hi> July 21st was the first time I saw you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by C. J. Fraser.</hi> This was in September; I made a note at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-115" type="surname" value="REDPATH"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-115" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD"/>ARCHIBALD REDPATH</persName> </hi>. I am a certified bailiff—on October 3rd I went with Mr. Cook to take possession of 157, Jubilee Street, for Mr. Hawkins—I saw the two prisoners at the window, and read the authority out to them—they said that if I came in they would lay me out—I then opened the parlour shutters, and saw the younger prisoner in the room with a hammer, and another man with a bar of iron, and there was a third man—I broke a pane of glass and tried to lift up the window—a saucer came through it and broke another pane of glass, and came close to my face—I retreated; I went again on the 3rd and tried to break the door in</p>
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<p>with a small hammer, but it was barricaded—they did not use bad language.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by C. J. Fraser.</hi> I did not see that you were mending your boots.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-116" type="surname" value="HATCHMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-116" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HATCHMAN</persName> </hi> (237
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On September 20th, at Mr. Cook's request, I went to 157, Jubilee Street—I saw the two defendants looking from the upstairs window—Mr. Cook asked them to come down and open the door—the elder prisoner said, "I will not"—Mr. Cook said, "Who took the padlock off?"—the elder prisoner said, "I had it taken off."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by C. J. Fraser.</hi> You said to me, "You are the con
<lb/>stable who was here before"—you were there at 12.30 on the morning of the 20th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">C. W. Fraser, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, said that his son came and told him that the door was open, and he went and found that the premises were left with nobody to look after them, and the tools and lead had been stolen, for which a man had been tried at the Thames Police-court; that the house had been willed to him by Jane Chap
<lb/>lin in 1823, and he believed it was his property and he paid the ground rent.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">C. J. Fraser, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, said that when the first letter was sent in January or February, he was living in Seton Street, that he did not go to Portland Street till March; that his father saw the door ajar, pushed it, and it went in and he saw no padlock.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wright.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-24-18951118 t18951118-24-punishment-27"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>25.
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<interp inst="def1-25-18951118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-25-18951118" type="age" value="48"/>
<interp inst="def1-25-18951118" type="surname" value="GALE"/>
<interp inst="def1-25-18951118" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY GALE</hi> (48)</persName>
<rs id="t18951118-25-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-25-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-25-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
<persName id="t18951118-name-120" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-120" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-120" type="surname" value="GALE"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-120" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-25-offence-1 t18951118-name-120"/>Matilda Gale</persName>, with intent to murder and to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MALLINGTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for </hi>
<rs id="t18951118-25-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-25-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-25-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="italic">the Prosecution, offered no evidence on the felony. The prisoner stating that he wished to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEAD GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to unlawfully wounding; the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found that Verdict</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18951118-25-punishment-28" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-25-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-25-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-25-18951118 t18951118-25-punishment-28"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18951118-26" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18951118"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-26" type="date" value="18951118"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18951118-26-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-26-18951118 t18951118-26-offence-1 t18951118-26-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18951118-26-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-26-18951118 t18951118-26-offence-1 t18951118-26-verdict-1"/>
<p>26.
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<interp inst="def1-26-18951118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-26-18951118" type="age" value="30"/>
<interp inst="def1-26-18951118" type="surname" value="BARON"/>
<interp inst="def1-26-18951118" type="given" value="PAUL"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PAUL BARON</hi> (30)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-26-18951118" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-26-18951118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-26-18951118" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def2-26-18951118" type="surname" value="BROWETT"/>
<interp inst="def2-26-18951118" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WILLIAM BROWETT</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18951118-26-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-26-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-26-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Conspiring with others to obtain money by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NOBLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Baron.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ETON</hi>. I am a theological student—in January this year I</p>
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<p>went into 47, Strand to the first floor, to be shaved—Goldberg attended me but I did not know his name then—while shaving me he said that my teeth wanted doing, that he would clean them for me, and it would not take more than a minute—he used some liquid which made them smart—when he had finished he said the charge would be £3, that it was a very low price, and if I had gone anywhere else it would have been considerably more—I said that it was ridiculous and exorbitant, and I had not got the money—I only had a little more than a sovereign—he said that I must pay; I paid £1 and I told him I could get the money by going to Charing Cross station; they sent a boy there with me, and I got some money from a friend who was waiting for me there—when I went back I was introduced to Baron, and said, "Are you Mr. Bromley?" he said, "Yes"—I saw a show-case like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and believed him to be what he represented—they said that if I had the thing thoroughly completed they would charge me £5; I consented to have it done—they pulled two teeth out, and tried to pull a third out, without success—I then parted with £4 more—they asked me to come back in the evening, and they stopped some teeth and said that they could not possibly do it for the money, but I must pay another 30s.—they showed me some liquid and said that it was very expensive—they addressed Baron as "Doctor"—Goldberg and I had an altercation; Baron came from the back of the shop and Goldberg asked him if it could be done for the money; he said, "No," but they came down to £1, and then 15s.—I did not part with any more—I went to a doctor in consequence of the painful con
<lb/>dition of my mouth.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went back from Charing Cross, not because I thought I had got value for my money, but because I had promised to return.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-123" type="surname" value="CERAR"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-123" type="given" value="DUNCAN"/>DUNCAN CERAR</persName> </hi>. I come from Glasgow; I came up with Mr. Nash in January, and went into 164, Strand, to be shaved—the man who shaved me said, "Would you mind having the tartar taken off your teeth?"—my friend then came over and asked if I was aware of the price; I said, "No"—I asked the assistant the charge; he said 30s.—I got up and went to a desk, and saw Baron, who corroborated it—I refused to pay it—he said, "Would you mind coming into this side room?"—we followed him with two assistants—Baron said that the price was 35s.—I refused to pay it—he said, "30s."—I refused that—he said, "£1"—I said I would pay 10s. at present and remit the other amount—he agreed, and asked me for the 10s.—I said that I would not pay it till he gave me a receipt—the assistant wrote out a receipt, and I gave him the money—they told me if I refused to pay they would put it in the hands of a solicitor, and have me summoned—the assistants stood in the ante-room, all in a row.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. The assistants appeared to be Germans, two grown up and a boy—Baron wan not one of the assistants—I was not frightened in the slightest, but I did not want to get into a Police-court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My friend and I went to Bow Street, and, having seen a gentleman there, I did not send the 10s.—this is the receipt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-124" type="surname" value="NASH"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-124" type="given" value="JAMES ARTHUR"/>JAMES ARTHUR NASH</persName> </hi>. I live in Glasgow—I went with Mr. Cerar to 164, Strand—it was suggested that my teeth should be stopped—some</p>
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<p>liquid was put on—I asked the price; he said 35s.—immediately I heard that I got up and spoke to my friend, and he got up and spoke to Baron—we went into the ante-room with the two assistants and a boy, and Baron spoke to us—we only parted with 10s. each—this is my receipt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No one prevented our leaving, or put a hand on us—I was not frightened—the receipt was ready written but I said that it was no use without a date, and "December 2nd" was put on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-125" type="surname" value="ANSTELL"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-125" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT ANSTELL</persName> </hi>. I am a house agent of Leicester—I was staying in London and went into 164, Strand, to be shaved—the prisoner Browett attended to me—he asked me what sort of weather we were having in my part of the country, I said, "About the same as you are having here"—he could only have known that I came from the country by seeing "Leicester" in my hat—this was before breakfast—he said, "Your teeth are very bad, sir; I could put them right in a very short time"—I said, "I can't stop now, I have ordered my breakfast"; he said "It will only take a very few minutes"; and that he had scaled the teeth of titled people; and people drove up there in their car
<lb/>riages—while he was scaling my teeth, he said that Lord Portland had paid him £10, and it was nothing to receive £5—he said, "You see we are qualified dentists," and pointed to the diploma of Dr. Baron, and said that if I had not come just in time it would have cost me £20—when he had finished the front I began to get a little nervous and I got up and told him I thought I had better come in after dinner—he said, "It will not take much longer, you will have to pay now for what you have had done; "I said, "What charge?" he said, "Four guineas"—I said, "What do you do in a barber's shop if you can earn money like this, you have not been at it a quarter of an hour?" He asked me into a back room—I said I should not pay, and offered him ray card—he said, "That is no good"—I said, "I have only a few shillings on me;"—he said, "I will go round to the hotel with you"—I had said that I was staying at the Norfolk Hotel—a lady came in and two assistants; they stood at the door—he came down to £3, and I gave a cheque for £3 to Baron—the assistants then went away—I went to the hotel, got some information, and telegraphed and stopped the cheque—next morning, soon after eight o'clock, I went to the shop; Browett came about 8.45, and I said, "I have come to demand my cheque back which I gave you yesterday"—he said, "Why?"—I said, "Because I have discovered that you are the biggest frauds in London"—he said, "Somebody has been setting you against us; your cheque is cashed by now"—I said, "You will be rather surprised to find I have stopped it"—he said, "I shall consult my solicitor"—I said, "I shall have a solicitor too"—on 14th August I received this letter from a solicitor, endorsed P. Baron (
<hi rend="italic">Demanding payment of the cheque which had been dishonoured.</hi>)—my solicitor answered that (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the cheque had been obtained by threats, and that as his name did not appear in the register of dentists it would be laid before the Society of Dentists, but offering him</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.)—I then received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the witness said that he was satisfied, and took a bottle of dentifrice away with him.</hi>)—that is not true.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Browett.</hi> You did not say, "I daresay that man's qualification cost him £1000."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-126" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM COLEMAN"/>REV. WILLIAM COLEMAN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am Vicar of Ebbw-Vale, Mon
<lb/>mouthshire; I was in London in August, and went into this barber's shop to get shaved—Browett shaved me, and another man told me that my teeth wanted scaling, and before I could say "No" he began scraping my teeth, which did not take more than two minutes—he asked for 15s.—I expressed my surprise, and Browett and the other man closed up to me, and I had to pay—the man who scraped my teeth said he was a profes
<lb/>sional dentist from Vienna—I did not part with the 15s. willingly, but because I was in their hands and was a stranger.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Browett.</hi> The other man shaved me and scaled my teeth, but you joined in the conversation, and said that the charge was usually more—I did not attempt to go out; I saw that the door was very narrow, and two men were standing there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MINTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">A Hindoo</hi>). I am lecturer at the Agricultural College of India—I went to 47, Strand, to be shaved, and saw Baron and two or three other men—while I was being shaved something was said about having my teeth scaled—I consented to have it done, and when it was done I was asked to pay £2; I refused—Baron said that I should have to pay—I pulled out 3s. and gave my card—Baron stood at the door—I tried to push my way out; he pushed me back, and I shouted "Police"—he said I was a dirty nigger, and no gentleman—one of them put his hands on me in Baron's presence, but I got out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Baron did not lay his hands on me—I had a big stick with me, and the moment they saw it they moved away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-127" type="surname" value="RATCLIFF"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-127" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK RATCLIFF</persName> </hi>. I live in the Isle of Man—on September 3rd I went into 164, Strand—Browett shaved me and said that my teeth were very bad and he could clean them; it would only take a few minutes—I consented; he used a white liquid on a bit of wood and said it was worth five guineas an ounce; I asked the price; he said it would not cost me much, they did it cheaply as they did a lot of work from recommendation—when he had done he asked for £2—I said that I could not pay him—he said that the work had been done and I should have to pay—he told his assistant to put his coat on and go with me to my lodging—he had asked where I came from, and I told him the Isle of Man—I paid 30s.; it was the only way of getting away—he gave me a guarantee that my teeth would keep white ten years. (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Browett.</hi> I saw another assistant, and I gave the money to a lady.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-128" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-128" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am pupil to a surveyor, and live at Tulse Hill—I went into 164, Strand, and was attended to by Browett—he asked when I came to London, and whether I had ever been shaved in the Strand before—after I had been shaved he said, "Your teeth are in a bad con
<lb/>dition," and scraped a little tartar off them—I asked him how much it would be—he did not answer direct, but told me some tale; I pressed him again, and he said 50s.—he had then scraped three of my bottom teeth—I said I had not got the money in the world, I was only a student—he said that he had used 18s. worth of stuff, and that his father paid</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189511180024"/>
<p>£1,000 to apprentice him to a dentist, and showed me the diploma—a woman came up—I produced 2s. 6d., and said I would not pay any more, but I afterwards gave the man 6d. more—the woman said that if I had not any more money I had better be allowed to go—Browett said he was not going to look over my vile mouth and clean my vile teeth for nothing—he stood between me and the door—I had 6d. in coppers, and gave them to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-129" type="surname" value="GALLICHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-129" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST GALLICHAN</persName> </hi>. I live in Jersey—on October 2nd I was in London, and went into 164, Strand—Browett shaved me, and asked if I would have a shampoo—I said, "Yes"—he took something out of a bottle and put it on my head, and scrubbed my head with a hot towel, and produced an electric battery, and then got a sponge and rubbed it on my head—he said that a number of Q.C. had had it done, and carriages stood at the door—he said that Baron bought the right in Germany and somebody had infringed it, and
<hi rend="italic">Truth</hi> was showing them up—when it was done he asked me for 30s.; my wife was in another room and rather than have a disturbance, I paid the money to Baron—he was not present at the con
<lb/>versation but he could hear it inside the room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-130" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM FLETCHER"/>WILLIAM FLETCHER BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Bowman and Crosby, of the Dental Association—I have the Register with me—there is no name of Baron in it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. No diploma is required for scaling teeth, but they are not dentists.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-131" type="surname" value="BROMLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-131" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES BROMLEY</persName> </hi>. I am registered under the Dental Act—at St. Martin's Lane, in 1895, I was introduced to Baron by Mr. Rosen
<lb/>berg—Baron asked me to let him have two show cases, and he had some of my cards to send persons to me, but he never sent anyone—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the framework of the case.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Rosenberg is a barber—I have not had complaints about him—my name is on the case but not my address—I have not seen teeth scaled in Baron's shop; I have been shaved there twice; I received no payment from him and heard no com
<lb/>plaint.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Rosenberg sent me one patient, but I could not do anything—Baron never sent me one—it was a verbal dealing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-132" type="surname" value="CLINE"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-132" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD CLINE</persName> </hi>. I was in Baron's employ at 164, Strand, from Septem
<lb/>ber, 1893, till after the arrest—he was the proprietor of the shop—I was always employed at 164; the shop at 47 was opened in December, 1894—a man named Goldberg was employed; I have not seen him since he left, or Watkins who was employed there—when customers came into the shop Baron gave us the
<hi rend="italic">tip</hi>, otherwise we were instructed to ask a customer where he came from—the instructions were to charge him as much as possible—there was no friction when I went there, but Goldberg in
<lb/>troduced it afterwards and an electric battery was bought for each shop—the charge for it was as much as I could get—people's teeth were stopped and acid was used; it was spirits of salt which is got at any chemists for a penny—pumice powder was also used—the most I got was 3 guineas for teeth cleaning, or £4 for teeth and friction—Mr. or Mrs. Baron were always there to take the money—if persons did not part with their money willingly they were invited into the next room, and if they had not got the money they took the name and</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189511180025"/>
<p>address, or some person was instructed to go round with the customer—I remember Inspector Marshall coming there, and a policeman before him—I heard Baron tell him he did not know what was charged, and he should have to discharge his foreman, that was me—when the police left the same thing went on, but he did not discharge me—Marshall came again—I left on September 20th—I got 2d. in the shilling, but not on hair-cutting.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I have been six years in London as a barber—I was at Wilton's and at Slipper's—I was in the habit of scaling teeth there—there was no fixed price—I do not know that Baron never scaled teeth till I went there, nor did I introduce it—cleaning teeth with pumice stone was Goldberg's invention—I was responsible for ammonia and oil—I did not tell Baron I had had no education in scaling teeth—I did not teach any other assistants to scale teeth—I still do it—I charge 2s. 6d. or 5s., I have got a tariff up—I did not set up in business on my own account till the police came and made inquiries about this place—my salary was 22s., and 2d. in the pound commission—the kitchen-maid was some times present, Baron never trusted me—that did not make me angry with him—I did not tell Baron what spirit I used, it was I who brought it there—I did not charge him five shillings for a pennyworth; he gave me a penny and I went and fetched the salts.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-133" type="surname" value="BORDON"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-133" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BORDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman ER</hi>). On October 5th about 10.50 a gen
<lb/>tleman spoke to me, and I went to 164, Strand, and Browett came up to me, and said, "They are strangers in London, and do not know how to go on; you can tell them the Courts are closed, and I will make it all right with you after"—a gentleman from Canada came and said in Browett's presence that he went to 164, Strand, to get shaved, after which the prisoner asked him to have his teeth done; it would only take a few minutes, and after a few minutes he said it would be £4—Mr. Prince told him to stop as he should not think of paying it—I asked him to go to the station, we went to Bow Street Station, and Browett was charged—he said, "Why is not Baron charged? I do not know why I should be charged and not Baron, as he was there the whole of the time"—his friend was present when he said that they were strangers in London and did not know how to go on, but he spoke to me quietly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-134" type="surname" value="M'CARTHY"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-134" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN M'CARTHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant R</hi>). On February 20th I went to 47 and 164, Strand—at 164 Baron came in afterwards, I fancy he had been sent for—I told him who we were, and the inspector was in uniform—he invited me into a back room—I told him that the superintendent had sent me to say that various complaints had been made by persons that large sums had been obtained for scaling teeth, and in some cases they had been threatened—he said, "I know nothing about it, it must have been my manager, Cline, and he has put the money in his own pocket; I have got two shops to look after"—I told him he would render himself liable to a criminal charge; he said that nothing of the kind should occur again, and he would discharge Cline—I suggested that he should have a proper scale of charges put up, and pointed out to him that there was no scale of charges—after that, in consequence of further complaints, I went to the shop with Inspector Marshall—Cline was still working in the shop, and I pointed that out to Baron—he appeared con
<lb/>fused, and could give no reason.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I was sent specially from Scotland Yard: I went to 47 and to another shop the same day to warn them against similar practices.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-135" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MARSHALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). I am principal inspector at Bow Street—the prisoners' conduct was brought to my knowledge in January, and down to the arrest continual complaints were made, in consequence of which I sent McCarthy and Mansfield—the complaints continued and on May 30th I went to 164 with McCarthy and saw Baron, Cline and Watkins, who has absconded—I asked for the proprietor, he was not in, and I went to 47; he was not there; I returned to 164, and Baron came in and said that he was the proprietor of the two shops—Browett was there and Cline—I said that I was the chief detective at Bow Street, and had been ordered by the Commissioners to give them another caution as it seemed to have had no effect—I said "This is the officer who came before," referring to McCarthy, and they recognised him—I told them all three that people were continually going to Scotland Yard complaining that money had been extorted from them by trickery for scaling teeth, friction, and shampooing, and that in some cases menaces were used, people were kept there and forced to pay—Baron said that it must be his manager—I told them of a row there the day before—he said that he did not know anything about it—I said, "This kind of thing cannot go on, you lay yourselves open to a criminal prosecution and we must take definite measures to stop it," and if we could do nothing else, we should put a constable outside each shop to warn the public—the complaints came from all parts of the globe, one from Canada; they gave evidence, but were obliged to return. I have a list here of over 100, with many from Ireland—eventually there was an arrest, and I charged Browett with attempting to obtain money from Mr. Prince by a trick, and a warrant was obtained, on which I arrested Baron; I told him the matter had became so serious that the Magistrate had issued a warrant for his arrest—I read it to him, and charged him; he still pretended that he did not know what was going on, and put it on his assistants—I reminded him of having cautioned him on May 30th, and said, "You have no dental qualification, nor have your assistants;" he said, "No, I admit that"—Goldberg gave evidence before the Magistrate, after which he ab
<lb/>sconded, and Rosenberg absconded—subsequently Cline was called as a witness—at the time of the arrest this notice (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was up in the shop, but it was not visible—it was behind the door in one shop, and at 164 it was stuck right up at the ceiling, and you could only see the large letters—you could see "tooth scaling," but you could not see the word "from."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I have heard that Baron once had a barber's business in Newcastle Street, but went to Germany, and came back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Complaints came about both shops.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Browett, in his defence, stated that he was only Baron's assistant, who told him to stand by Cline, and hear what he said to the customers, and say the same, and that what he did was under Baron's directions.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">BARON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">to which</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18951118-27-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-27-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CONDY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-139" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-139" type="surname" value="KILLICK"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-139" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA KILLICK</persName> </hi>. I live at East Dulwich—on the afternoon of Lord Mayor's Day I was in Queen Victoria Street and felt a band go into my pocket—I turned round, and my purse was gone—Jones was immediately behind me and Baker by his side—Jones threw back his coat and said, "Search me"—a detective came up, and I charged them—I had 3s. 6d. in my purse and a railway ticket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN OTTOWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On November 9th I was with Collinson in Cheapside in plain clothes and saw the prisoners together—we watched them and saw both of them put their hands into ladies' pockets—we cautioned them, and they went away—in the afternoon we saw them again,' and saw Jones covered by Baker—Jones put his hand into the prosecutrix's pocket, and Baker pushed up behind him—we took hold of them and asked the lady if she had lost anything—she said, "Yes"—Jones said, "I have not got your purse"—they were searched, but we could not find it—it could have been thrown into the crowd.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLLINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Ottoway and saw the prisoners in Cheapside at 11.45 putting their hands in the folds of ladies' dresses—we watched them half an hour and then cautioned them—in the afternoon we saw them again—Jones put his hand into several ladies' dresses; he was covered by Baker—I saw Jones put his hand into the folds of the prosecutrix's dress—she turned round and said, "You had your hand in my pocket"—I said, "Have you lost anything?"—she said, "Yes, my purse"—Jones said, "I have not got it"—they might have dropped it.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-27-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-27-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on December</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1894—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-27-18951118 t18951118-27-punishment-31"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BAKER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18951118-27-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18951118-27-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-27-18951118 t18951118-27-punishment-32"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>28.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH GOODWIN</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18951118-28-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-28-offence-1 t18951118-name-143"/>Emilie Constance West</persName>, and stealing four brooches and four rings, her property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CONDY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-144" type="surname" value="WEST"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-144" type="given" value="EMILIE CONSTANCE"/>EMILIE CONSTANCE WEST</persName> </hi>. I live at 104, Sinclair Road Hammersmith—on October I slept in my dining-room on the first floor—I went to bed before ten o'clock; everything was secure to my knowledge, but I did not look—I was awoke by a light shining in my eyes and said, "What is the matter; are you ill, Emma?"—I then saw two men; they said, "I beg your pardon," and shut the door—I saw one man's face by the light he was carrying, and on the following Tuesday I picked the prisoner out at West Kensington from a number of men—I jumped out of bed, called my servant, and went downstairs and found the door locked—the window into my bedroom was open—I missed a diamond bracelet and necklace, and a brooch with a miniature; they were worth about £80—I am in the habit of sleeping with my bedroom window open—I did not look to see whether it was fastened.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I went down and found that the door leading to the basement was locked, which gave time for you to escape through the window.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-145" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-145" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-145" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am Mrs. West's servant—she called me in the early morning of October 21st, and I went to the top of the stairs—her bed-room was all right before going to bed, and the window shut—I after
<lb/>wards went in with a policeman, and found it open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-146" type="surname" value="MARKHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-146" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MARKHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant F</hi>). I was called, and found foot-marks in the back garden under the basement window, which room is used as a bedroom—the drawers were open, and turned over—the prisoner was placed with six others, and Mrs. West identified him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-28-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-28-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction qt Marlborough Street on November</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893. (
<hi rend="italic">See next page and page</hi> 15.)</p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CONDY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-149" type="surname" value="RICHMOND"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-149" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY RICHMOND</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, Stanley Grove, West Kensington—my brother-in-law, Thomas Henry Hiscott, went away in September, and I was left in charge of his house—I went over it on the evening of September 16th, between eight and nine o'clock, and everything was perfectly safe, and the pantry window, which was covered with zinc, was in its proper condition—I locked the pantry door—I went again next morning, and saw a constable outside; a window had been opened, and a lock taken off a door—everything was turned out on the floor, and a. cupboard, which had contained clothes the night before, was empty—we found some tools, which were not there the night before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You had cut a piece of cardboard out so that it would fit into the window—a man might probably get through if he was very thin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have not tried to get my head through because they have had it barred up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-150" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-150" type="surname" value="HISCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-150" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE HISCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Henry Hiscott, of 4, Dewhurst Road, Hammersmrth—we went away, leaving my brother to take care of the house—we came back in consequence of what we heard, and missed coats, trousers, under-clothing and other articles—this scarf (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) belongs to me—the prisoner was wearing it at the Police-station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My brother lives at Tunbridge Wells, but I said that the scarf probably came from Bond Street—it is the exact pattern of the one stolen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-151" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-151" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 109
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On September 17th, about 6.30 a.m., I was on duty in Dewhurst Street, and saw the door of No. 4 partly open—I pushed it open, went in, and found things strewed all over the place, and these two suits of clothes (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) laid in the larder with two pairs of boots, one of brown tan—I found this lodging-house ticket in one of the coats—the zinc had been cut away from the scullery window and they had opened it and got through—there was no glass inside the zinc—the window is large enough to admit a man of the prisoner's size—the lock of the pantry door had been taken off, it hung only by one screw—the framework of the window was not open—that is a fixture.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-152" type="surname" value="REED"/>
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<p>lodging-house, Drury Lane—I know the prisoner; he came there for a bed on September 15th with another man, and I issued this ticket to him—I saw him twice—the clothes he was wearing were very pale; this is the coat, but I did not see his trousers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I came to identify you I picked out another man a short stout man, but I distinctly said that he was not the man who was with you—I had seen him before—one of the officers outside did not give me a description of you—about three of the men put with you were of the same stamp as yourself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-153" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MCMILLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). I know the prisoner by sight; I saw him almost daily for three months prior to September—he wore this coat, trousers, cap, and similar shoes to these; he asked me once if I could give him a pair of trousers, as these had got torn in the legs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-154" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-154" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi>). On September 17th I was called to this house, and received the ticket and clothes from Perry, and took them to Reed—the pantry window is 8 1/2 inches wide and 21 1/2 inches long—I was present when Reed identified the prisoner—he picked out another man afterwards, and said that he looked like the other man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi> A second suit of clothes was found; that was the suit of a smaller man—a small man might have got through the window and opened the door for his accomplice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said that the window was eighteen inches wide, but I had not measured it then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: This coat is too long, and the trousers are three sizes too small, for me; the man who wore the coat could never have worn the trousers. Had I known the tie was stolen I should have had the sense to destroy it. The other five men were quite unlike me. He identified me because of my having a bend.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Marlbrough street, on November</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1894;
<hi rend="italic">other convictions were proved again him, and also against Godwin.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HERESY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Month's Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GOODWIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18951118-29-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-28-18951118 t18951118-29-punishment-34"/>Sixteen Month's Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-31-offence-1 t18951118-name-158"/>Margaret Newnham</persName>, his wife being alive.—</rs>
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<lb/>ment of £11 8s. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUY STEPHENSON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-160" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a draper at Chertsey—I knew the prisoner, who had dealing at my shop, as being in the service of Ladies Estella and Dorothea Hope, at Longcross House, about four miles from Chertsey—on April 16th I received an order for drapery value 7s. 3d.—on</p>
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<p>April 24th the prisoner called at my shop, and handed these two cheques for £11 8s. and £10 18s. to my employe—I saw the prisoner, and I saw £11 8s. given to her in exchange for this cheque, I saw the money counted out—the £11 8s. cheque was endorsed when she brought it. (
<hi rend="italic">This cheque was made payable to L. Deuchar, and was signed Estella Hope</hi>)—I do not swear that she brought this £10 18s. cheque, but at the Mansion House I heard her say, speaking of the two cheques, "I gave them to Mr. Scott"—the small account was paid, and I gave a receipt and the change—I paid the two cheques into my bank on May 12th—the date on the £11 8s. cheque is May 1st.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the Mansion House that the same person gave me the two cheques—I don't remember if I said my knowledge was derived from my shop assistant—I cannot remember if you said you gave me the cheque for £11 8s., or both cheques; I understood you said both cheques; I know the two cheques came to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I said, "I knew the person who handed me the cheques came from Lady Hope's"—the prisoner had spoken of the one cheque then produced for £11 8s., but the same person who gave me that gave me the other, I know—I was doubtful about the identity; but positive that the person who handed both cheques came from Lady Hope's, and they were changed at the same time, within a few minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-161" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-161" type="surname" value="HOPE"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-161" type="given" value="LADY ESTELLA MARY"/>LADY ESTELLA MARY HOPE</persName> </hi>. I reside with my sister Lady Dorothea Hope, at Longcross House, Chertsey—I have a private account at Glynn's—this was the cheque-book I had in use in April; on the cover is "Estella Hope" in my writing; but I sign all my cheques "Estella M. Hope"—my sister has a private account at the same bank for which she has her cheque book; and we have also a joint account for house-keeping purposes, and we have a third cheque-book for that—cheques on the joint account we sign "E. and D. Hope"—the three cheque-books are kept in a drawer of a bureau in our bedroom—that drawer is always-kept locked—the counterfoils of cheques 96 and 97 have been torn out from my cheque-book—this cheque for £11 8s. has been written on the form 96, and this other cheque is written on 97—they are not in my writing, nor written by my authority—only those two were torn from my book—from our joint account cheque-book counterfoil 79 is missing—I have dated counterfoil 80 April 8th—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the cheque form 79 torn from the book—it is not signed by me nor my sister—it is a forgery—it is dated April 8th—either my sister or I sign "E. and D. Hope" for that account—my sister filled up cheque form 80—she does not appear to have noticed the absence of the counterfoil 79—some time in the spring we were away from Longcross House; only for the day, I think—the prisoner was in our service at that time as parlourmaid—when we came back she said to my sister "You left your keys in the cellarette in the dining-room," and she took them out of the sideboard drawer and put them into my sister's hand—among the keys of that bunch was the key of the drawer of the bureau; it is an outside drawer, you do not have to unlock the bureau to get to the drawer—our lady's maid is named Deuchar she was in our service in April, and is with us still—the prisoner left our service on April 26th—she wrote and signed this receipt for her wages and her week's washing upon leaving—Mrs. Hawkins, a friend who lives with us, paid her; she pays all the indoor servants with the exception of Deuchar,</p>
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<p>who is our personal maid—nothing was due to Deuchar on April 24th; there was no reason for giving Deuchar a cheque then—she is paid about every three months—Giles was in our service as stockman and cowman—on Sunday, July 21st, on looking through my pass-book, I first discovered that this £11 8s. cheque was a forgery, and had been debited to me by the bankers—my sister had burnt her cheques, and had not noticed the other—I found that the person who took that form had taken the counterfoil as well—the prisoner had then been gone some months, and had been married and was living at Reading—she left to be married in June, we understood—I did not see her again before she was in custody—I think she was with us for two years—she had been in our service a few years before for a short time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-162" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a friend of the Ladies Hope, and reside with them, except when I am visiting elsewhere—I superintend the payment of certain of the wages to help them—I paid the four sums represented by these receipts to the prisoner for her wages—this is my writing on the back; all the writing on the face of them is the prisoner's—she makes out the account each month of what is due to her, and I pay it by cheque—the last sum I paid her when she left—I have seen her sign and know her writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-163" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-163" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DEUCHAR</persName> </hi>. I have been lady's-maid to Ladies Estella and Dorothea Hope about fourteen years—this cheque for £11 8s. was not given to me by Lady Estella Hope; the endorsement is not in my writing—all my cheques for wages are written out E. Deuchar, and I endorse them E. Deuchar, never L. Deuchar—my wages are paid by cheques, which I endorse—I know nothing about this cheque—I was first shown it on July 21st, by Lady Estella, in Lady Dorothea's presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were in the habit of changing cheques for me sometimes, but last summer all the cheques were changed by tradesmen who came to the house—I did not pay anything for the ladies before you went away—I never gave you that cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never had the cheque, and never endorsed it—I never sent it by any other servant to the pantry for the prisoner to get it changed—she never brought me back any change in respect of it—the ladies did not give me any other cheque about that time—they owed me nothing about that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-164" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a ledger clerk at Glynn, Mills and Co., bankers, Lombard Street—this cheque was cleared in the Clearing House on May 3rd, and debited to Lady Estella Hope's account—it came to us through the Clearing House; I did not know it was a forgery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-165" type="surname" value="GURRIN"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-165" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS H. GURRIN</persName> </hi>. I have for years devoted myself to the question of handwriting—I have compared these four receipts for wages, given by the prisoner, with this cheque for £11 8s.—I have made a comparative tracing of letters and words from the cheque and receipts—in my opinion the writing on the cheque is by the same person as the writing on the receipts—I believe an attempt has been made to imitate Lady Hope's writing. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness pointed out various similarities between the writings, and, at the request of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Miss Deuchar wrote her name.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-166" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-166" type="surname" value="HOPE"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-166" type="given" value="LADY ESTELLA"/>LADY ESTELLA HOPE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have no cheques endorsed by Deuchar, and no writing of hers with me—I am well acquainted with her writing; this document she has just written is in her ordinary writing—no</p>
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<p>wages were due to her on or about April 14th; I think she was paid two months before that, and her next wages would be due in about a month, some time in May, but I cannot be sure—in the ordinary course she would be paid from my cheque-book—on May 24th she was paid £7 4s. 5d.; that would be my half of her wages, my sister pays the other half; sometimes something else was owing—the first counterfoil in this cheque-book is dated April 5th; there was no payment between then and May 24th; the cheque on April 5th was not to her—when we went away in April the keys were accidentally left behind; we always took them with us except in this case—Deuchar would be with us, or she would have taken charge of them—I cannot be sure if we stayed away that night—very likely if we only went to town for the day we should take her with us, but not necessarily; we did not usually take her if we went to town for the day, and then she would be at home—if she had been at home she would have taken charge of the keys; she would be sure to find them, I should think; I am almost sure she was not at home then—if the keys were left in the cellarette, and the parlour-maid found them after we had gone, it would be in accordance with her usual duty to put them in the sideboard drawer and hand them to us when we returned—I am not certain if we were away for more than a day; I think my sister, who is here, is more sure of that than I—I keep the keys under my own control, but I should not mind Deuchar having access to them; I should consider them as safe in her charge as in mine—I should not have hesitated to entrust the keys to the prisoner if I wanted anything fetched—I placed every confidence in her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-167" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-167" type="surname" value="HOPE"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-167" type="given" value="LADY DOROTHEA"/>LADY DOROTHEA HOPE</persName> </hi>. I remember the prisoner giving me the keys on our return; in I think the early spring—I had accidentally left them in the spirit case, containing the liqueurs, in the dining-room—the largest key on the bunch was that of the bureau drawer—I find by my cheque-book that we went to town on April 4th, because I see that we paid the South Western Company's bill, and I made the cheque larger than their account, and took the change out—I think we stayed two days, but I would not swear it; I am certain we stayed one night—I think we stayed at our London lodgings, 12, Hobart Place; if we stayed the night Deuchar went with us most certainly—in the ordinary course she would go, and I have no reason to believe she was not with us—if we only went for a day's shopping we might or might not take Deuchar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have turned up the visitors' book and I find that Mr. Otley was staying there, and he asked for a liqueur after lunch; the keys may have been forgotten twice, but it was in the spring the keys were returned to me—in December I asked you if you had seen the keys about, but that had nothing to do with the incident afterwards—I will not swear it was in April that you gave me the keys, but it was in the early spring, and my sister was present at the time you took them from the sideboard drawer and dropped them into my hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-168" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GURRIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have examined this which Miss Deuchar has written in Court, and compared it with the alleged forgery; in my opinion they are not the same writing. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness pointed out dissimilarities between the writings.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-169" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CROSS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, City</hi>). On October 26th I went to 25, Victoria Place, Caversham, Reading—I saw the prisoner—I said,</p>
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<p>"Are you Mrs. Crewte"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "Your name was Ellen Higgs before you were married"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "My name is Cross, I am a Detective Inspector of the City of London Police. You had a little account at Scott's, at Chertsey, which you ordered on 16th April, and paid off on 24th. Did you pay for that by cheque?"—she said "Yes"—I handed her the cheque for £11 8s., and said, "Is that the cheque?"—she said "Yes, I recognise it"—I said, "Who gave you that cheque?"—she said, "Deuchar"—I said, "Who did you give the change, the money you got, to?"—she said, "I must have given it to Deuchar"—I said, "Did you?"—she said, "I must have done"—I said, "You know there have been some cheques stolen from a cheque-book at Longcross"—she said, "I did not know it. Whose hand
<lb/>writing is it?"—I said, "That is what I want to know. Do you know?"—she said, "No"—I asked her if they were in the habit of changing one another's cheques—she said, "Yes, sometimes I changed for Deuchar and sometimes the other girl, and sometimes they changed mine"—I said, "You will hear from me probably in a few days," and I left her—she was living there with her husband, who had been groom to the Ladies Hope, and had left at the same time as the pri
<lb/>soner, to be married to her—he was out of employment at the time I went to Reading—he had been in employ
<lb/>ment—on October 31st, having made inquiries in the interval, I went to Reading again, and saw the prisoner about eleven a.m.—I said, 'You know me?"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "I shall have to take you into custody for forging that cheque for £11 8s. in April last, and also for uttering it on April 24th, well knowing it to have been forged"—she said, "I know nothing of its having been forged; if I had I should not have changed it"—I said, "You said when I saw you last that Deuchar gave it to you"—she said, "Yes; if Deuchar did not give me the cheque one of the other girls gave it to me to change for Deuchar"—I said, "Who did you give the money to?"—she said, "I must have given it back to Deuchar; if not I must have given it back to the girl who gave it to me"—she was brought to London and charged; she said she did not know anything of its being forged—she made no concealment of the fact that she had changed the cheque; she always admitted that from the first. (
<hi rend="italic">Elizabeth Deuchar filled up a cheque form in the same manner as that alleged to be forged.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-170" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-170" type="surname" value="DEUCHAR"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-170" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DEUCHAR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have filled up this blank cheque; Mr. Disney, Messrs. Mullens and Bosanquet's clerk, dictated it to me—I have written it in my natural writing, without disguise—I had nothing to do with the making of this forged cheque; I knew nothing about it till my mistress showed it to me—I never had a penny of the money—the prisoner has sometimes changed cheques for me—I sometimes gave a cheque to another servant to give to her; I never left a cheque in the pantry for her to change—I never asked another servant to give a cheque to her, I always asked her if she would change it—I never departed from that custom to the best of my recollection.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I have never come to the pantry when you have not been there and asked May, the housemaid, to ask you to get it changed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-171" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GURRIN</persName> </hi>. I have looked at this cheque filled in by Denchar; it in no way alters my opinion that the writer of the four</p>
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<p>no wages were due to her on or about April 14th; I think she was paid two months before that, and her next wages would be due in about a month, some time in May, but I cannot be sure—in the ordinary course she would be paid from my cheque-book—on May 24th she was paid £7 4s. 5d.; that would be my half of her wages, my sister pays the other half; sometimes something else was owing—the first counterfoil in this cheque-book is dated April 5th; there was no payment between then and May 24th; the cheque on April 5th was not to her—when we went away in April the keys were accidentally left behind; we always took them with us except in this case—Deuchar would be with us, or she would have taken charge of them—I cannot be sure if we stayed away that night—very likely if we only went to town for the day we should take her with us, but not necessarily; we did not usually take her if we went to town for the day, and then she would be at home—if she had been at home she would have taken charge of the keys; she would be sure to find them, I should think; I am almost sure she was not at home then—if the keys were left in the cellarette, and the parlour-maid found them after we had gone, it would be in accordance with her usual duty to put them in the sideboard drawer and hand them to us when we returned—I am not certain if we were away for more than a day; I think my sister, who is here, is more sure of that than I—I keep the keys under my own control, but I should not mind Deuchar having access to them; I should consider them as safe in her charge as in mine—I should not have hesitated to entrust the keys to the prisoner if I wanted anything fetched—I placed every confidence in her.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-172" type="given" value="LADY DOROTHEA"/>LADY DOROTHEA HOPE</persName> </hi>. I remember the prisoner giving me the keys on our return; in I think the early spring—I had accidentally left them in the spirit case, containing the liqueurs, in the dining-room—the largest key on the bunch was that of the bureau drawer—I find by my cheque-book that we went to town on April 4th, because I see that we paid the South Western Company's bill, and I made the cheque larger than their account, and took the change out—I think we stayed two days, but I would not swear it; I am certain we stayed one night—I think we stayed at our London lodgings, 12, Hobart Place; if we stayed the night Deuchar went with us most certainly—in the ordinary course she would go, and I have no reason to believe she was not with us—if we only went for a day's shopping we might or might not take Deuchar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have turned up the visitors' book and I find that Mr. Otley was staying there, and he asked for a liqueur after lunch; the keys may have been forgotten twice, but it was in the spring the keys were returned to me—in December I asked you if you had seen the keys about, but that had nothing to do with the incident afterwards—I will not swear it was in April that you gave me the keys, but it was in the early spring, and my sister was present at the time you took them from the sideboard drawer and dropped them into my hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-173" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GURRIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have examined this which Miss Deuchar has written in Court, and compared it with the alleged forgery; in my opinion they are not the same writing. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness pointed out dissimilarities between the writings.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CROSS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, City</hi>). On October 26th I went to 25, Victoria Place, Caversham, Reading—I saw the prisoner—I said,</p>
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<p>"Are you Mrs. Crewte"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "Your name was Ellen Higgs before you were married"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "My name is Cross, I am a Detective Inspector of the City of London Police. You had a little account at Scott's, at Chertsey, which you ordered on 16th April, and paid off on 24th. Did you pay for that by cheque?"—she said "Yes"—I handed her the cheque for £11 8s., and said, "Is that the cheque?"—she said "Yes, I recognise it"—I said, "Who gave you that cheque?"—she said, "Deuchar"—I said, "Who did you give the change, the money you got, to?"—she said, "I must have given it to Deuchar"—I said, "Did you?"—she said, "I must have done"—I said, "You know there have been some cheques stolen from a cheque-book at Longcross"—she said, "I did not know it. Whose hand
<lb/>writing is it?"—I said, "That is what I want to know. Do you know?"—she said, "No"—I asked her if they were in the habit of changing one another's cheques—she said, "Yes, sometimes I changed for Deuchar and sometimes the other girl, and sometimes they changed mine"—I said, "You will hear from me probably in a few days," and I left her—she was living there with her husband, who had been groom to the Ladies Hope, and had left at the same time as the pri
<lb/>soner, to be married to her—he was out of employment at the time I went to Reading—he had been in employ
<lb/>ment—on October 31st, having made inquiries in the interval, I went to Reading again, and saw the prisoner about eleven a.m.—I said, "You know me?"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "I shall have to take you into custody for forging that cheque for £11 8s. in April last, and also for uttering it on April 24th, well knowing it to have been forged"—she said, "I know nothing of its having been forged; if I had I should not have changed it"—I said, "You said when I saw you last that Deuchar gave it to you"—she said, "Yes; if Deuchar did not give me the cheque one of the other girls gave it to me to change for Deuchar"—I said, "Who did you give the money to?"—she said, "I must have given it back to Deuchar; if not I must have given it back to the girl who gave it to me"—she was brought to London and charged; she said she did not know anything of its being forged—she made no concealment of the fact that she had changed the cheque; she always admitted that from the first. (
<hi rend="italic">Elizabeth Deuchar filled up a cheque form in the same manner at that alleged to be forged.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-175" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DEUCHAR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have filled up this blank cheque; Mr. Disney, Messrs. Mullens and Bosanqet's clerk, dictated it to me—I have written it in my natural writing, without disguise—I had nothing to do with the making of this forged cheque; I knew nothing about it till my mistress showed it to me—I never had a penny of the money—the prisoner has sometimes changed cheques for me—I sometimes gave a cheque to another servant to give to her; I never left a cheque in the pantry for her to change—I never asked another servant to give a cheque to her, I always asked her if she would change it—I never departed from that custom to the best of my recollection.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I have never come to the pantry when you have not been there and asked May, the housemaid, to ask you to get it changed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-176" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GURRIN</persName> </hi>. I have looked at this cheque filled in by Deuchar; it in no way alters my opinion that the writer of the four</p>
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<p>receipts wrote the forgery—I feel quite certain Deuchar did not forge the cheque, or any part of it—I believe there are distinct indications of the endorsement on this just written being in a different hand to the endorse
<lb/>ment on the forged cheque. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness pointed out dissimilarities</hi>)—I have no doubt that the writing on these two cheques, one from Lady Estella's cheque-book and the other from the joint cheque-book for £16 17s. 9d., is by the same person who wrote the cheque for £11 8s.; in my opinion they were filled in by the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. W. SCOTT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I paid this cheque for £16 7s. 9d, dated April 8th, into my bankers on May 22nd—I got it from the prisoner and paid her myself over the counter—I cannot say if Giles, the payee, was her fellow servant—I believe I paid it in gold—I paid it in a day or two before the 22nd May—I pay into the bank once a week—I have not been asked about this cheque before—I did not know she had left the service on April 26th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: I did not know it was forged, otherwise I should not have changed it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her defence, stated that she did not know the cheques were forged; that the cheque for</hi>£11 8s.
<hi rend="italic">was brought to her pantry, and she changed it and gave the money to Deuchar; and that the cheque for</hi> £16 7s. 9d.
<hi rend="italic">she had received from Giles, to whom she had handed the money.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18951118-33-offence-1 t18951118-name-178"/>William Bissett</persName> with a loaded pistol, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">stated that he was</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding, and thereupon they found that verdict.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1895.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wright.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MOYSES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, produced and proved a plan and tracinys of the room in which the occurrence in question took place.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-182" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-182" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WILLS</persName> </hi>. I live at 53, Talbot Road, Bayswater; I let apartments—in March last Mrs. Mayston, the deceased, came alone and took an apartment on the second floor, which she occupied for two or three weeks, after which the prisoner joined her, and they lived there together up to August 21st—on Tuesday, the 20th, I saw the prisoner there about nine in the evening; his wife was then out; she had gone out about two that afternoon—the prisoner asked if his wife was in; I said, "No"—he said he was very worried about her; he asked me if it was true that she stayed out till two o'clock in the morning—I said, "Yes"—he said, "Where can she get to?"—I said, "That is what I can t</p>
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<p>make out"—he said something about where she could or could not have gone to, that the public-houses were not open till that time in the morning—he then went upstairs to his room—as far as I know, he did not go out again that evening—about eleven his wife came home—I saw she was drunk—she was not able to walk properly—I saw her going upstairs, and followed her up, owing to her condition—she got up without my assistance, and went into her room—I heard the prisoner say, "Oh, Gerty, where have you been?"—she replied, "I will go where I like, and do what I like"—she said that in a command
<lb/>ing voice—the door was then closed, and I went later that night I was in the yard behind the house, and I he is going on from their room—I could not hear the prisoner's voice only the deceased's—that went on up till two in the morning—I then went to bed and heard no more—in the morning the postman brought a letter for Mrs. Mayston—I took it up, and put it in the slop basin outside the door—I noticed the handwriting of the letter—I had seen letters in that hand
<lb/>writing delivered before at the house—I first saw the prisoner that morning about eleven, on the top of the kitchen stairs—he looked very worried—I said, "Is that you, Mr. Mayston?"—he said he was very worried about a letter that his wife had received that morning from her mother—he did not say what it was about—he then went out into the street—I heard him return in about half-an-hour and go upstairs—I did not hear where he went—the next thing I heard was a bang—I heard one bang first, and then two more, I think—the first bang seemed almost directly after he went up; the other two bangs were quickly one after the other—I afterwards heard another bang—I was in the kitchen, in the same place as where I heard the other three—as to the interval between that and the others, I can only compare it to just walking across the room, and then coming back again—Miss Magorrery was with me, and she went upstairs—I did not hear any other bang after she had gone up; I only heard four altogether, I am quite sure about that—I then went up, and I saw smoke coming from under their door—I tried the door, but could not open it—I called, "Mrs. Mayston, open the door," more than once; I heard no answer, only a groan—I then burst the door open and looked into the room—I first saw the prisoner lying on his back; his feet were nearest to me, they did not touch the door, or nearly so—a cabman's badge was near his shoulder, not flat on the floor—I saw a pistol on the floor, near the calf of his leg, not quite close to it, on his right as I entered the room, his leg was nearest the window—I law Mrs. Mayston lying on the floor, near the window—her feet were towards the dressing-table, and her head towards the bed—I went into the room; I did not touch the bodies—I kicked the pistol near to his feet; I nearly fell over it—shortly after the doctor came, and the police afterwards—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the letter I took in that morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner had been sleeping in the house every night before this; there was one night I missed him—his time for coming home varied; it was sometimes seven, sometimes eight; he stayed the night. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter, in pencil, was as follows</hi>:—"I am engaged on Thursday, dear, but will be at the corner of Richmond Road Junction to-morrow, Wednes
<lb/>day evening, at eight. My love to you, dear.—M.")</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There had been letters from her mother at other</p>
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<p>tmes—I knew by the handwriting that the letter was from her mother—Mrs. Mayston first came to me in March—she remained entirely with me for a considerable time—the prisoner only came at intervals to see her—at the time of this affair he had been living there a little over three weeks—she had been living there without him from March—when she came in that night he said to her, "Oh, Gerty, where have you been?"—he said it in a tone of sorrow—I never saw him beat her, or saw any symptoms of anger towards her—she answered him in a commanding tone—it was her habit to lock her door when Mr. Mayston came there to reside—she seemed ashamed of having married him; she said so—the nagging went on up to two in the morning; the whole of the nagging proceeded from the female voice—I did not hear his voice much—she was a much heavier body than he; she was very tall, and a very fine-looking person—I have heard that she was by profession an actress—I did not know that she had been on tour with a company in America—she was drunk when she came home on that night—I went upstairs with her, lest she might fall down; I was aware that she was pregnant—she has made the observation to me, "I wish I was dead; I have done all I can to get rid of it;" referring to her condition—the prisoner used to shave; there were two razors in the room; they were kept in a washstand drawer; they were not locked up—the deceased was a very heavy sleeper—she used to have desperate drinking bouts—after those bouts she manifested very violent conduct, hysterical to a degree—she said she had disgraced herself by marrying Mr. Mayston—during the whole of this time he was never violent to her—after the violent bouts she was very sick—the prisoner waited upon her, hand and foot—he cleaned up the mess she used to make—she was violent; he did not hold her down—I did; I had to hold her down and restrain her—he got her the best of everything he could, and denied himself—on one occasion, three weeks before this, I had some conversation with her about suicides—there was a report about a person cutting her throat, and she said it would be much easier to pick up a revolver and do it—on the Tuesday before this the prisoner said to me that the best thing for him to do would be to clear out of it, and the best place to go to would be South America—I was in the yard at the time, listening; the window of their room was open, and I heard him say that—I stopped up till two in the morning, as I felt a little apprehensive till they went to rest; I did not know to what length she might go.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. She never said anything to me as to whether the child was her husband's or not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>. During the three weeks before this occurrence she was more or less suffering from the effects of drink—once I sat up with her till six in the morning—I had given her notice to quit—a fort
<lb/>night before this she fell down a flight of sixteen stairs when in drink—she had had a bottle of spirits before the fall—he afterwards said she wished she had broken her neck—it was a nasty fall—there were bruises about her arms—the doctor came into the room about five minutes after me, and then was there about five minutes before the police came—both the doctor and the police-officer were shouting questions to the prisoner as he lay on his back—I did not use the word "shouting"—the officer was shouting to the prisoner—there was great difficulty in getting the address</p>
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<p>of his father, and he did his best to make the man hear—all the answer obtained was a groan—some of the stains and marks about the room, I think, were caused by persons walking or moving about the room—the knife is a small table-knife; it belonged to Mrs. Mayston—I have seen her using it—there is a notch in it; that was caused by a spring on her back—she was doing something to get the spring out on the Monday morning before the Wednesday—it laid on the washstand—as far as I could see, the prisoner was in a state of collapse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I spoke to him, I should say, more than a dozen times before the police and the doctor came—I kept on speaking to him—at times he gave a faint groan; that was all he uttered, no word—the first stain I saw when I went in was at the prisoner's feet; it was not a large stain; it was very near to his feet—the next stain was at his head—his head laid in one stain—I did not notice any other stain between those two—there was another stain where Mrs. Mayston laid, near her head—I did not notice any other stain of blood in the room—I can't say whether there were any other stains that I may not have seen, other stains that I may not have noticed—the stains about the room were caused by persons walking into the blood, and then walking or moving about the room—the blood where the prisoner lay, lay by his head, and it was smeared by somebody having trodden on it—I cannot mention any other stains that were made by persons moving about—while the nagging was going on, the only words I could hear from the prisoner were about going to South America—I could not hear what words Mrs. Mayston used—it was when she had been with me three weeks that I noticed her getting drink, falling about, and being violent and sick; that would be as long back as the beginning of April; for a few days she would be all right, but, at intervals, it continued throughout the whole time—it was about a week before this happened that I gave her notice to quit—I had never spoken to the prisoner about her conduct—she was taller than the prisoner; I should say he was up to her shoulder, not more.</p>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-183" type="given" value="MARY ADELINE"/>MARY ADELINE MAGORRERY</persName> </hi>. I am a governess, and live at 53, Talbot Road—I had a room on the second floor, on the same landing as the prisoner and his wife—on Tuesday night, August 20th, about eleven, I was in my room, and heard voices, just a buzz; I could not tell whether there was more than one voice—it went on till nearly two—I could not distinguish the voices at all—on the following morning (
<hi rend="italic">the 21st</hi>) I saw the prisoner go out—I heard him come back in about half-an-hour—he went upstairs—I did not see where he went—a few minutes after he had gone up I heard four bangs—first I heard two, then, quickly after, another, then, after a short interval, two more—after hearing those four I went up to my room, and while there I heard another—that might have been nearly a quarter of an hour after I had got into my room—it was the noise of a pistol shot—after that I heard a fall, as of a heavy body going over—I then went for Mrs. Wills—I saw her try the door—I afterwards went for a doctor and a policeman—I did not go into the room before going.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My room closely adjoined the prisoner's—I remember Mrs. Mayston having a fall downstairs about a fortnight before this—after that she looked wild and excited—I did not hear any screaming or sounds of disturbance or quarrel—Mrs. Mayston was a heavier person</p>
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<p>than her husband—from the sound I should say that the fall took place near the window—I have since tested this by experiments, by letting some weights fall in different places—my door and theirs are only a few paces apart; they open on to the same landing—as far as I was able to judge, the fall was near the window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My room-door was open; the door of the prisoner's room was shut—the room was carpeted all over—one sound was a more muffled one than the other.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-184" type="given" value="DAVID ALLEN"/>DAVID ALLEN WAITE</persName> </hi>. I am a medical man, of 37, Park Road—I was called to 53, Talbot Road, about twelve, on August 21st—I arrived before the police; I went to a room on the second floor—I first saw the body of the man lying on his back, and on looking round to the right I saw the body of the woman—the man was lying in a line from the door, with his feet towards the door—there was a revolver at his feet—his head was lying in a pool of blood—there were a few stains of blood about, near his body, and stains on the top part of the washstand—the woman was lying with her feet towards the window, slightly under the dressing-table, and the head almost parallel with the bed; the body was lying at right angles to the window—there were stains of blood on the side of her head—I did not notice any on the floor—there were no signs of disorder of things about the room—I cannot say that I noticed any signs of blood except those I have mentioned on the floor—the man was bleeding from several wounds in his head—it is rather difficult to describe his exact condition, more than that his head was more or less covered with blood—he was conscious—before the policeman came I asked him, "How did this happen?"—I am not quite sure that was before the officer came—I spoke fairly loudly—I was not there when the officer spoke to him—he was not completely collapsed—the wounds were serious, but he was conscious—what he did say was in answer to questions spoken loudly—there was not a long interval before the answer came—he said, "She has caused me a deal of trouble," and then, after a slight pause, he added, "She was no help to me"—I did not ask him anything further—that was the only time I spoke to him—the first thing he said when I went in was, "Is that you, doctor?"—I had not known him before—I attended to his wounds, and temporarily dressed them—they were bullet wounds—he was removed to St. Mary's Hospital, and subsequently the body of the woman was taken to the mortuary—on August 22nd I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—there was a bullet wound on the right side of the head—the direction of it was backwards and upwards; the edges of the wound was blackened by powder and the force of the explosion—the bullet was retained in the head—that wound must have caused instant death—on finding the bullet I retained it for a time, and I think it was passed to the Coroner—there was no other injury to the body——she was about four months advanced in pregnancy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I only made a cursory examination of the body at first—I should say the wound had been inflicted only a few minutes before—I could not form an opinion which wound had been the earlier inflicted, his or hers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The marks on the temple were those of gunpowder—evidently the muzzle must have been held very close—I have said that it</p>
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<p>Was possible that the wound might have been self-inflicted—I found her lying on her back, with her arms on the chest and the elbows resting on the floor—the dress was not disordered—it might have been a little open at the neck—it is possible that the wounds both of the deceased and the prisoner might have been self-inflicted—there was no definite proof either way—I made no close examination of the prisoner's wounds—they were of a desperate character—I had been in the room about five minutes before the constable came—the constable spoke to the prisoner after I did—I believe he asked the address of his relatives—I don't remember that he spoke unduly loudly—the prisoner scarcely uttered his words clearly—he seemed to be suffering pain—they were interspersed with exclamations of pain—blood seemed to run a little from his head to his mouth—I think I have given his identical words—I made a note of the first part immediately after he was removed from the room; I have since learnt that one of the bullets penetrated his body; he must have suffered a great nervous shock, which must to some extent have affected his faculties—my first impression was that he had com
<lb/>mitted the outrage on the woman—I had not altered my impression—I have said that he might have spoken automatically—I am sure he said, "I did it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was not more blood on his mouth than would have come from the wound; there might be a little running from his mouth; I don't think there was when he answered—in making the
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> I noticed the woman's arms; if the wound was self-inflicted she must have held the pistol in her right hand; that would have been awkward—the prisoner's forehead was smeared with blood, and there was powder.</p>
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<persName id="t18951118-name-185" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-185" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (205
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). On August 21st, towards midday, I was called to 53, Talbot Road—in the back room, second floor, I saw the prisoner lying in a direct line with the door, his feet towards the door, and his Lead towards a recess on the opposite side; he was bleeding from the head, which was lying in a pool of blood—Dr. Waite was there—I sent for another constable and an ambulance—the prisoner's hands were covered with blood; near his right elbow I found this carpet bag, and this revolver against his feet, saturated with blood—I saw the body of the woman, lying in an oblique direction from the window and door, her feet under the dressing-table, in front of the window, her elbows resting on the floor, the hands half closed and perfectly clean, the head lying in a pool of blood, a blackened wound on the right temple, and a portion of brain appearing, a small stream of blood running from the corner of the mouth—she was fully dressed, loosened at the neck, otherwise not disarranged—there was no evidence of any struggle having taken place; she had a pair of boots on—I said to the prisoner, "What is your wife's name?"—he said, "Gertrude"—I said, "What is her age?"—he said, "Thirty"—I said, "Is your age thirty?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Will you give me the name and address of any friends?"—he said, "My father, William Mayston, resides at Horn Terrace, White Hart Lane, Barnes"—that was all that was said—I had not to speak above my ordinary tone—he was then taken on the ambulance to the hospital—I then made a search of the room—behind the door was a washstand; upon</p>
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<p>that I found a cardboard box containing forty-two ball cartridges, and at the side of the box I found this knife; the box was full of blood; there was blood on the washstand—it stood in a pool of blood six or seven inches in diameter—about three feet from where the man's head had lain I found this bullet, and there was a corresponding mark on the wall, three feet four inches in height—at the corner of the mantelpiece I found this picture, with a spent bullet embedded in it, and a dent in the wall behind it—I found this letter on the dressing-table, signed "M."; it was in an open envelope—I examined the revolver; it had been loaded in four chambers, which had been recently discharged; I extracted the four empty cartridges; they were the same size as the forty-two in the box; I noticed that one of the chambers of the revolver was defective; there was a catch in it, and you would have to move it with your finger before it would go off—on the 26th I made a further search of the room, and at the foot of a towel-horse, behind the dressing-table, I found an empty cartridge case; it had been exploded, and round the rim I found a notch, as if it had been scraped with a knife; and under a chest of drawers I found two ball cartridges and a lady's shoe; I also found a marriage certificate of August 1st, 1893, and a deed of separation of 1894, signed by Frank and Gertrude Mayston.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I got to the house at five minutes past twelve, and saw the state of things at once; my impression was that the woman had been shot by the man—the defective chamber could be exploded, but it would not move on to the next without a little assistance—there was blood on the washstand, as if it had dropped there—I do not think the scratches on the cartridge were done by a finger-nail.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have had experience of fire-arms. I know this kind of cartridge—it is a very old-fashioned revolver—my impression was that somebody had taken hold of the knife with a bloody hand, taken out the cartridge, and replaced it with another; he would then have nothing to do but pull the trigger.</p>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18951118-name-186" type="given" value="ROBERT ALEXANDER"/>ROBERT ALEXANDER JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner and divisional surgeon, of 11, Portland Road, Notting Hill. On August 21st, about one, I was called to 53, Talbot Road—on going into the room on the second floor, I saw the body of a woman lying on the floor by the window—I did not see the prisoner, he had been taken away—I examined the woman—I found a bullet wound on the right side of the head, large enough for the top of the finger to be put in, there was a charred mark round it about two inches in diameter, black as if from the powder—I could not say positively at what distance the shot had been fired, but I should say from two to three feet from the head—I should think the pistol had not been held by her hand at the time—I was not present at the post-mortem.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not examined at the inquest or before the Magistrate—I was served with a subpoena to be here last Tuesday—between then and the 21st of August I have had no connection with the case—I should think marks of powder would be visible at two to three feet—I cannot swear to it, because I have no personal experience—I am not an expert.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">BY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>. I know Alfred Osborn, a constable—I am attending him—he is not in a fit state to attend to give evidence.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-187" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-187" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). I was at the Police-court on November 5th when Osborn was sworn, and gave evidence, and signed his Deposi
<lb/>tion—this is his signature.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Deposition being read stated</hi>: "On August 21st I took the prisoner on an ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital. I subsequently searched his clothes and among other things found one loaded cartridge."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-188" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-188" type="given" value="JOHN ALDOUS"/>JOHN ALDOUS WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—on August 21st, about a quarter to one, the prisoner was under my charge, and remained so until October 5th—when I first attended to him he was lying on a stretcher, and when I began to examine him he began to cry out, and was violently delirious—I first noticed a punctured wound on the right side of the head, about an inch behind the right eye; it passed through the skull about four inches, the bullet remaining in the head—there was another wound right in the middle of the forehead about an inch and a-half, travelling in a backward and downward direction, the bullet being in it—there was a third wound just above the middle of the left eyebrow, that penetrated in a downward direction to the left, it glanced round the bone and came out, and the exit caused the fourth wound—the wound in the temple was the most serious—that might have caused unconsciousness; I don't say that it did, but it was sufficient to do so—I could not say which was the first wound, or the second, but I think, in point of time, the one on the left, the slightest one—from, the appearance of the wounds themselves I could not say in what sequence they occurred.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The two wounds in the temple and forehead were of a very grave character, either of them might have produced unconscious
<lb/>ness—I think after those two wounds he might possibly have gone through the operation of fixing the revolver for the third wound—I think the possible allows the probable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-189" type="surname" value="CURTIS"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-189" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES CURTIS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Riley, gunsmiths, of 277, Oxford Street—I recognise this pistol—I sold it on August 21st, as near as I can remember about a quarter past eleven, to a man I did not know, and I am not able to recognise him—the price was 10s., and 2s. for fifty cartridges similar to these—I knew that one of the chambers was defective, and that was pointed out to the purchaser—it is an old pattern—I told him one chamber was defective, that it would not revolve in the ordinary way by pulling the hammer back, but you must just give it a touch with the thumb.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said I need not wrap it up as he was going to pack it away in his portmanteau, and he put it in his pocket—he was calm and rational—I noticed nothing peculiar about him—no excitement or anything remarkable in his manner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-190" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-190" type="surname" value="BOWEN"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-190" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER BOWEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, Argyle Street, King's Cross—I know the prisoner and also knew his wife as lodging with me from time to time—on the Friday before this happened I saw the prisoner at my house—he said he was going to America, that he had had a letter from his father, that his wife also had had a letter by the same post, from Mr. Simpson, with £10 in it—he also spoke to me about lending him £10—I did not lend it to him that day—I asked him if he knew who Mr. Simpson was—he said he did not—he seemed very much upset—he</p>
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<p>said he could not make out how he should write—I said, "Perhaps she is off"—that was the last time I saw him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not show me £5 that he had received from his father—I did not read the letter, I cannot read writing—I was, quite willing to lend him £10, I was going to lend it him—three or four weeks before this happened I heard Mrs. Mayston say to the prisoner, "We had better blow our brains out, or take an organ"; she was a woman of very violent temper and manner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw her three times; once in the January, before her marriage, she knocked at the door and spoke very loud—on any of these occasions she was not violent; she was very excited—I offered him the £10 when I was letting them a house—he would have taken it, but she would not have it—she wanted to go back to America.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. DOUGLAS</hi>. I am the mother of the deceased—I knew she was married; I did not know the prisoner—I was in the habit of writing to her occasionally, not very often; we met so frequently—she used to come and see me—I wrote this letter signed "M," not the envelope—I sent it by post on the evening of 20th August.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I remember some time in July, 1893, going to Padding
<lb/>ton Green Station, and seeing my daughter there; that was through the accusation of a man named Fleetwood—she was not charged with attempting suicide—Fleetwood said it; she was given over into my charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-191" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-191" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector F</hi>). I was at Paddington Station on July 18th, 1893, about half-past seven.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have the occurrence-book here—on that date the prisoner was kept there from half an hour to an hour—she was brought in by a constable who was called on to restrain her, and she was banded over to her friends—we were not told that she had made an attempt on her life; I saw her, as far as I can remember, she was excited—a small bottle was produced with "laudanum" on it—I was told that it was found on her, it was handed over—Captain Fleetwood was there; it was he who informed me—I advised him to throw it away, which he did—he told the constable that she handed the bottle to him directly he spoke to her—she went home with her mother.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-192" type="surname" value="GREET"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-192" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GREET</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector F</hi>). On August 21st, from information, I went to the top room at 53, Talbot Road—Constable Wright was there then. The prisoner was taken to the hospital before I arrived—on October 15th I went to the hospital, and saw the prisoner there—I said to him, "Frank Mayston, I am an inspector of police, I shall take you into custody for the wilful murder of Gertrude Annie Constance Mayston, your wife, by shooting her in the head with a revolver on August 21st last—and I shall further charge you with attempting to commit suicide by shooting yourself in the head with a revolver at the same time and place"—he made no reply—I conveyed him to the station, he was charged, and it was read over to him—he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18951118-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18951118-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-193" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18951118-name-193" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWARD"/>GEORGE EDWARD WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer of Holloway Prison.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have attended him; he was suffering from the effect of the wounds—he has made statements to me an to how the affair happened.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">This evidence was not pursued</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE WRIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stating he should</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">allow the Prisoner to make any statement to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">which he should think fit.</hi<