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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>WILKIN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>THIRD SESSION, HELD JANUARY 13TH, 1896.</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>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 DELIVEEY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES 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</p>
<p>COUNCIL, PURSUANT TO WINTER ASSIZE ACT OF 1879,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, January 13th, 1896, 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="t18960113-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-3" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, Bart., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-5" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi> Bart., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18960113-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">FORREST FULTON</hi> </persName>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-13" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILKIN, MAYOR. THIRD 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 the associates of bad characters—the figures 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, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CALTHROP</hi>
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<lb/>ington; I married her as a widow, and she has been a good wife to me—I had lived with her for about two years before I married her—we had no children—I had no reason to think that she was going to have a child before I married her—she did not tell me that her husband had deserted her, and that he had never done anything for her for fifteen years—her husband came to me, and said he was her cousin, and asked me to take a child of his, because his wife had run away from him—that was before I married her—he did not tell me who his wife was—he visited me three times—I did not take the child; I never saw it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">read</hi>) "I now live at 69, Wellington Street, Walworth, where I have lived for the past three years—about eighteen months ago this man, West, came to me with a paper and asked me to sign my name to it, that he would not acknowledge me</p>
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<lb/>sidering that I had committed adultery as well as himself; I would not sign anything as he had lived with two or three women in Hammersmith, and had children by them—I thought I would take the law into my own hands and act honourable to the man that I had, and married him; the wedding took place on last Whit Monday twelvemonth, at St. John's, Walworth Road—my own cousin, Mrs. Cousins, Mr. Thomas Hughes and his wife, witnessed the wedding to John Edward King, my present man—I have not been living with West for fifteen years, nor had one farthing from him—I was married to William West on December 23rd, 1874, at St. Mary's, Fulham."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi> I am sorry for what I have done, but I thought it more honourable to marry him than living with him—he knew I was married because he had a copy of the certificate within a week after
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<hi rend="italic">and** to a conviction of felony at this Court in May</hi>, 1892,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-102-offence-1 t18960113-name-27"/>John Edmead</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-28" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EDMEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a watchman on the screw-steamer
<hi rend="italic">Rugby</hi>, lying at Fresh Wharf—on January 6th I was in the galley, about 9 30, talking to the prisoner—I fell asleep—the prisoner woke me up and asked me the time—I felt for my watch and found it was gone—he said, "Surely, no one has gone down you for it!" and he made use of some expressions, and I concluded he had it—he went down to the starboard galley, and I followed him—he was insulting the steward down there—he was sober—the steward asked me to put him out of the galley—he said, "Neither of you will put me out," and I went and got a constable to put him off—when I charged him with stealing the watch he denied it—I should think I last saw my watch safe about 9 15—it was in my pocket when I fell asleep—I looked at it at nine o'clock—I gave him in custody to a policeman who asked him what he had got in his pockets; would he turn them out—he refused—the policeman said, "Will you give him in charge for stealing your watch and chain?"—I said, "Yes"—going off the wharf I was walking behind the constable and the prisoner, and just as we got by the office of the wharf the constable saw the chain hanging out of the prisoner's pocket, and grabbed for and got it—when we got into Thames Street, under the electric light, the constable asked me if the watch and chain were mine, and I said, "Yes"; he asked me if I could swear to it, and I</p>
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<p>said, "Yes"—I had had no words with the prisoner; he said he had permission to come on board if he came sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You were in the galley at 9.30.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-29" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK JAMES</persName> </hi>. About 10.30 p.m., on January 6th, I was called to the Fresh Wharf where the prosecutor gave the prisoner into my custody and charged him with stealing his watch and chain—the prisoner did not reply—he and the prosecutor were on the wharf, not in the ship—when charged the prisoner said, "I have not seen any watch and chain"—he was fumbling in his trousers' pocket, and I asked him if he would show me what he had in his trousers' pocket—he said, "No, I shall not; I have not seen any watch and chain"—I took him to the station—when we had gone a few steps toward the station, I noticed the chain hanging from the prisoner's trousers' pocket; I took hold of it, and made him pull his left-hand from the pocket, and I then saw he was hold
<lb/>ing this watch and chain—when we got into Lower Thames Street, I showed the watch and the chain to the prosecutor, and said, "Is this yours?"—he said, "Yes, that is mine"—the prisoner was taken to the station and charged—he said in reply, "I did not steal it; I bought it from a man for 3s. 6d.—he was a complete stranger to me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EDMEAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). The prisoner woke me up and asked me the time—I had been asleep about a quarter of an hour—the night watchman on the Wharf went and got the constable—I gave the prisoner into custody ten or fifteen minutes after I woke up, I should think.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-31" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-31" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK JAMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). The prisoner had been drinking, but was not drunk; Re knew perfectly well what he was doing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he had bought the watch, as he was coming on board to sleep.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960113-102-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>103.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BRADOCK</hi> (56)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-103-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WALSH</hi> (39)</persName>
<rs id="t18960113-103-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18960113-103-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>, Break
<lb/>ing and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-103-offence-1 t18960113-name-34"/>Samuel Norman</persName> with intent to commit felony therein.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRADOCK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960113-103-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-103-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-103-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Walsh.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-35" type="surname" value="NORMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-35" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL NORMAN</persName> </hi>. I am an oil and colourman of 28, Boston Street, Dorset Square—between twelve and one midday on Christmas day I left my premises in a secure condition—my house is at a corner, and has a side-door which was secure—no one was in the house when I left—I came back between eight and 8.30 p.m. and found the police there; the lock of the door had been tampered with—I missed nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-36" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-36" type="given" value="TOM"/>TOM BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at 106, Balcombe Street—I am brother-in-law of the last witness and assist him in his shop—on Christmas night I was with a friend at the Boston Arms about 8.30—the Boston Arms is right opposite my brother-in-law's house—coming out of Boston Arms I saw two men standing on the corner, where the shop is—I turned to speak to my friend, and when I turned to the front again I did not see anything of the two men—I heard my brother-in-law's dog bark, and then I went and knocked at the side door—Walsh came down and I asked him what was the matter: he mumbled something, and pushed by me and ran up Boston Street and round Boston Place—there was a light from a lamp-post at the comer, ten yards from the doorway I should say; there is no</p>
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<p>lamp in the doorway itself—I could see Walsh's face quite plain—after he had gone away the other man came down and I asked my friend to catch hold of him, and he did so—they struggled, and Bradock pulled out a jemmy from his pocket, and tried to strike Peacey, and then he got away and ran round Hill Street—we ran after him, calling out, "Stop thief," and a constable arrested him—on January 4th I was taken to the police-station and I picked out Walsh without hesitation from about a dozen men—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I and Peacey left the public-house about 8.30—I saw the men straight across the road—the public-house is brightly lighted—we had been in it about two minutes—I did not see the two men for more than an instant—there was no light in the passage of the house; the lamp-post is not right opposite the door—I stood on the step leading into the passage—I had time to see Walsh's face, because I asked him a question and he mumbled some reply, and pushed by me—I saw him for about half a minute—I identified him at once on 4th January; I said to the Inspector, "I should say that is the man"—I did not say, "I think that is the man"—Walsh wanted to make out that I could not identify him; he said, "That young fellow has not identified me"—I am certain Walsh is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-37" type="surname" value="PEACEY"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-37" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER PEACEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 106, Balcombe Street, and am an upholsterer—on Christmas night I was with Brown at the Boston Arms for about three minutes—when we came out I followed him across to Norman's house—Brown knocked loudly at the door, which was opened immediately by Walsh, who came out and mumbled a few words to Brown, and ran away—the door is about a dozen yards from a street lamp; I saw Walsh's face as he ran away; he turned towards the lamp—Brown shouted for the police; Bradock came out—I took hold of his collar; he said it was all right, nothing was the matter, and started struggling—he took a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> from his pocket and tried to hit me—I caught hold of it; he broke away—Russell came up the other way and Bradock turned into Hill Street, where he put his back against the wall and hit left and right at Russell with
<hi rend="italic">the jemmy;</hi> it flew out of his hand after some time, and went over the wall, and the constable arrested him—on January 4th I went to the station and identified Walsh without hesitation from a dozen men—I have no doubt about him—my friend had not said a word to me when we crossed to the door; I did not know what we were crossing the road for.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was directly behind Brown when we came to the passage; I saw Walsh not in the passage but in the street, facing the street lamp; I identify him from what I saw of him running away—at the police-station I only looked down the row once, and walked straight to the man, and "That is the man"—the inspector said, "Is this the man?" and I said "Yes"; that was after Brown had come out; we went in separately.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw the man's face as he got to the doorstep, and then I saw him as he ran—Brown questioned him; I did not hear what he said—I saw him turn to speak to Brown, and then saw him running towards the lamp.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL</hi> (265 d). I was on duty in Boston Street on December 25th, about 8.30 p.m.—I heard cries of "Police"—I saw Bradock running</p>
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<p>towards me; he turned down Hill Street—I stopped and detained him till Brown came up, and from what he told me I took Bradock into cus
<lb/>tody—he had this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> in his hand, and was flourishing it over his head—on the way to the station he threw down this dark lantern and cap—when searched at the station, £1 5s. and a box of silent matches were found on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-38" type="surname" value="BARTHOLOMEW"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-38" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BARTHOLOMEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector D</hi>). I examined this door on Christ
<lb/>mas night about 9.30, and found two marks on it exactly corresponding with
<hi rend="italic">this jemmy</hi>—the door had been forced open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-39" type="surname" value="LOKER"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-39" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LOKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant D</hi>) On January 4th I went to 25, Edward Street, Dorset Square, at midnight—I saw Walsh there—I told him I was a police-officer, and should take him into custody for being concerned with another man in breaking into 28, Boston Street, on Christmas night—he said, "I know nothing about it, and can prove that I was here all the evening till eight o'clock, when I went out with some other men to the beershop, and got some beer and cigars, then came back, and did not go out any more till about half-past eleven, when I went to see some friends off at Baker Street Station"—I took him to the police-station, where Brown and Peacey identified him—when the charge was read to him he said, "I am innocent, and can prove where I was on Christmas night"—when searching him he said, "I was indoors from three o'clock until eight, when I came out with some friends; we had some beer at the beershop and took a bottle of beer and a shillingsworth of cigars home, and went in about ten, and afterwards went to Baker Street station and saw my friends off by train."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner spoke to me at his house in the presence of Stone; no one else was in the room—Mrs. Chatten was not in the room—she preceded me into the room, but his statement was not made in her presence—I made this note of the statement at the station about two hours afterwards, the same night—I have written down everything that took place on that night, as far as I can remember.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Stone was with me when I arrested Walsh—after fol
<lb/>lowing Mrs. Chatten into his room I asked her to leave the room, and I shut the door and only Stone and I and the prisoner were there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-40" type="surname" value="RICHARDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RICHARDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector D</hi>) I was at the station when Loker brought in Walsh—Walsh when charged made this statement, which I took down, "I am entirely innocent, and can prove where I was on Christ
<lb/>mas night"—while he was being searched he said, "I was indoors from 3 till 8 p.m., when I came out with some friends; we had some beer at the beerhouse, and took a bottle of beer and a shillingsworth of cigars home. We went in about ten. Afterwards I went to Baker Street station, and saw my friends off by train."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The statement was made in Loker's presence—I wrote it down immediately after in the office, not in his presence—I did not show it to Loker—Walsh said, "We went in about ten," not "About ten minutes afterwards"—I understood that he went to Baker Street after ten—I was present in the Police-court on the day of the hearing before the Magistrate—I heard Bradock say that the other man was not with him, or words to that effect—he did not suggest who the other man was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-41" type="surname" value="STONE"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-41" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STONE</persName> </hi> (117 d). I accompanied Loker to arrest Walsh—an</p>
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<p>old lady showed us in; she stood at the door, which was open—I heard the prisoner make a statement to Loker; I took it down when I got to the station—when told that he would be taken into custody on suspicion of being concerned with a man in custody he said, "I went out about eight o'clock. I am entirely innocent. I can prove where I was on Christmas night"—while being searched he said, "I was indoors from three o'clock till eight o'clock that night; then I came out with some friends. We had some beer at a public-house, and took a bottle of beer and one shillingsworth of cigars home. We went home about ten. Afterwards I went to Baker Street station, and saw some friends off."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe Loker told him he was going to arrest him on suspicion; I did not see Loker write his note—Walsh told me he went out about eight, but he did not say how long he was out after eight; he said he came home about ten.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He said he went out at eight and came back at ten—I made my note independently of Loker; I did not know I was going to be called, but I happened to be here on another case—I should say it was eight to ten minutes walk from Dorset Square to Boston Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-42" type="surname" value="RICHARDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RICHARDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I should say the lamp was ten to twelve yards from the doorway; it is on the same side of the way—it shows a good light.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-43" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-43" type="surname" value="CHATTEN"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-43" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET CHATTEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Edward Street, Dorset Square, which is let out in tenements—I am known as the deputy, and collect the rents—I and my son occupy the ground floor—Walsh has lived there for about six months, I think—on Christmas day Walsh went out in the morning and returned between 3 and 4 p.m., and during the evening he sat and played at dominoes with my son and grandson; he did not leave the house between four and nearly eleven—Mr. and Mrs. Ray and Mr. and Mrs. Barnes were there, and children, it was a family circle—the four men played at dominoes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I collect the rents every week—the men played dominoes part of the time, from three till ten, and the other part they were singing and talking—Walsh and the other three men went out at ten minutes to eleven, just before the houses closed, and brought in some cigars—Walsh wanted to go to see some people off at the station, but I took his hat away, and would not let him go, as I thought he had had enough to drink—I can swear Walsh never left our house from three to eleven—my attention was first directed back to Christmas night when the detectives came and took Walsh out of bed—I showed the detectives in, and left them with Walsh.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. While playing dominoes they were drinking beer and smoking—I fetched the first beer about eight; Walsh, Barnes and my son each gave me sixpence—Walsh came in between three and four; some of the others did not come till later, my son's wife and children came at seven, to tea—if Walsh said he went out at eight he told a story—they played dominoes in two rooms communicating by folding doors—the fold
<lb/>ing doors were opened; they could not get out the back way because I had a little table against the door with refreshment on for the children—we were a largish party.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-44" type="surname" value="CHATTEN"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-44" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CHATTEN</persName> </hi>. I am son of the last witness, and live with her—on</p>
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<p>Christmas evening I was at home; Mr. and Mrs. Ray, Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, and Ray's children and Walsh, who lodges in the house, were there—I am a labourer and work at Audrey and Patterson's, 4, Marlborough Mews—Walsh came in on Christmas day about three p.m., and was there till eleven p.m.—in the early part of the evening Ray, Barnes, Walsh and myself were playing dominoes—I was with Walsh all the time from three till eleven.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We started playing dominoes about seven o'clock—there were a good many of us there, and a good many children, in two rooms with folding doors between—there was not much beer there—we had cigars fetched from the public-house—about 10.45 we went out and fetched some in—my mother went in the evening for some beer—none of us men went out about eight—if Walsh said he did he would be telling an untruth—some of our friends went to Baker Street to go home—to the best of my recollection Walsh did not go to see them off, I think he wanted to do so—if he had gone he would not have gone at 11 or 11.30; as our friends did not go till 1.30 or 2; they did not five a quarter of a mile from Baker Street—they did not go to Baker Street to take the train, but that was their nearest way—Mr. and Mrs. Ray would go home by Baker Street, but they did not go home till next morning—Mr. and Mrs. Barnes walked home at 1.30 or 2—Ray, Barnes, Walsh and myself fetched the beer and cigars at 11—I have worked on and off for Audrey and Patterson's for ten years, and I have worked for Hobbs in the Hamp
<lb/>stead Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-45" type="surname" value="RAY"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-45" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Cumberland Market, and am a hot-water fitter—I have worked for Hobbs and Sons, 23, Roberts Mews, Hampstead Road, for eighteen years—on Christmas evening between seven and eight I got to Mrs. Chatten's—my wife was there before me—I left the follow
<lb/>ing morning—I knew Walsh as a lodger at my mother's—he was there when I went in between seven and eight, in his shirt sleeves; he did not go out again before 10.50, when we went out to gat some beer and a shilling's worth of cigars—Barnes went too—Walsh, me, my son-in-law, and brother went too—we played dominoes from about 8.30 to 10.45 or 10.50.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The last witness is my step-brother—it was a good large party, held in two rooms with folding doors between—my mother and my little girl fetched beer at the first onset about eight o'clock—I went in the next room after that and lay down, because I found I had more than was good for my head—I believe my son and daughter went away a few minutes before eleven, to Baker Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-46" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-46" type="surname" value="RAY"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-46" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE RAY</persName> </hi>. I am wife of the last witness—on Christmas evening I got to Mrs. Chatten's at seven o'clock, and stayed there all night with my children—Walsh was there then; Henry Chatten and Barnes, my husband, came afterwards—they played at dominoes till about ten—I saw Walsh when I went in, and he never left the house till eleven, when he went to get some beer with the others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were a good many of us there—beer and cigars were brought in—I stayed till next day—Mr. and Mrs. Barnes went about 1.45—no one went from Baker Street at eleven; my daughter did not go home till 1.45—no one left to see them off at eleven.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Everybody had had a good deal to drink; Walsh</p>
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<p>was the worse for drink too, and Mrs. Chatten would not let him go out; he wanted to go and see them home, but she took his hat away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-47" type="surname" value="BARNES"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-47" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BARNES</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Little Marylebone Street, and am a wool warehouseman—I have been there about five weeks—I have lived in that district for five years—I have been in the employ of Mr. Bishop, New Bond Street for six years—I got to Mrs. Chatten's house at 7.55 on Christmas evening—Mrs. Chatten, Mr. and Mrs. Ray, and Mr. and Mrs. Barnes and four children and Walsh were there when I went in—I saw Walsh the whole of the evening till 10.50, when we went to a beer-shop to buy some beer and cigars—from 8 till 11 we four men were playing dominoes; Walsh was ray partner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No one left for Baker Street at 11.30—Walsh did not go to Baker Street to see anybody off—I was surprised to hear he said that, and that he went out at eight to get some beer—it was a merry evening, but not as regards drink—I believe we only drank a gallon of 4d. ale from eight to eleven; it was only a sociable evening—it would be inaccurate to say a lot of drinking was going on—my father-in-law retired to bed, but not from the effects of drink; I think, perhaps, he cannot stand much drink—Walsh did not have too much beer while I was there; he may have had too much at dinner—towards the latter part of the evening he seemed to be a bit
<hi rend="italic">groggy.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-48" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-48" type="surname" value="BARNES"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-48" type="given" value="ELEANOR"/>ELEANOR BARNES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Barnes—on Christmas evening I got to Mrs. Chatten's about 7.55 with my husband and two children, and remained till about 1.45 next morning—Walsh was there till a few minutes before eleven—he was playing dominoes with my uncle, father, and husband.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A few minutes before eleven he went out to get some beer, because my grandmother was laying supper, and she said, "If you want some beer you had better go and fetch it"—he did not go to see us off, he wanted to go, but grandmother did not want him to—I had many children to look after—I did not go out of the room, that is why I knew he was there—the clock struck 7.45, as I passed Madame Tussaud's on my way to Mrs. Chatten.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-49" type="surname" value="STONE"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-49" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STONE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I always write my notes pretty soon after the events have happened—this is the last case I have had any dealing with.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALSH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960113-103-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-103-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRADOCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in January</hi>, 1881,
<hi rend="italic">at Hertford, in the name of
<rs id="t18960113-alias-1" type="alias">Patter
<lb/>son</rs>. He had been sentenced to terms of ten, ten and three years' penal servitude.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for burglary.—
<rs id="t18960113-103-punishment-3" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-103-punishment-3" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-103-punishment-3" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-103-18960113 t18960113-103-punishment-3"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>104.
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<interp inst="def1-104-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-104-18960113" type="age" value="62"/>
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<interp inst="def1-104-18960113" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH HATTON</hi> (62)</persName>
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<rs id="t18960113-104-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-104-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-104-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18960113-104-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-104-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-104-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to feloniously uttering counterfeit coin. (
<hi rend="italic">Sentences of Five Years', Eight Years' Penal Servitude, and other terms were proved against him.</hi>)—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960113-104-punishment-4" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-104-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-104-punishment-4" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-104-18960113 t18960113-104-punishment-4"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18960113-105" type="date" value="18960113"/>
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<p>105.
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<interp inst="def1-105-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-105-18960113" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def1-105-18960113" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="def1-105-18960113" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES MARTIN</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t18960113-105-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-105-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-105-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-105-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-105-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to breaking and entering the counting-house of the
<persName id="t18960113-name-52" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-52" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-105-offence-1 t18960113-name-52"/>Midland Railway Company</persName>, and stealing four-parcels of boots, a parcel of cigars, and 11s. 51/2d., their property;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to breaking and entering the warehouse of
<persName id="t18960113-name-53" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-53" type="surname" value="TOOVEY"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-105-offence-1 t18960113-name-53"/>William Henry Toovey</persName>, with intent to steal;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> the warehouse of
<persName id="t18960113-name-54" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-54" type="surname" value="HORNIMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-105-offence-1 t18960113-name-54"/>William Henry Horniman</persName>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18960113-name-55" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-55" type="surname" value="ROBINS"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-105-offence-1 t18960113-name-55"/>William Robins</persName>, and stealing a piece of leather;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to breaking and entering the counting-house of the
<persName id="t18960113-name-56" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-56" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-105-offence-1 t18960113-name-56"/>Midland Railway Company</persName>, and stealing cigars, boots, and 51/2d., their property.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-105-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-105-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-105-18960113 t18960113-105-punishment-5"/>
<hi rend="italic">Ten Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18960113-106" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960113"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-106" type="date" value="18960113"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960113-106-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-106-18960113 t18960113-106-offence-1 t18960113-106-verdict-1"/>
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<p>106.
<persName id="def1-106-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-106-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-106-18960113" type="age" value="28"/>
<interp inst="def1-106-18960113" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="def1-106-18960113" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="def1-106-18960113" type="occupation" value="employed in the Post Office"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE KING</hi> (28)</persName>
<rs id="t18960113-106-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-106-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-106-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
<rs id="t18960113-106-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-106-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-106-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing, while employed in the Post Office, a post letter containing two orders for the payment of money;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> another post letter containing two orders for the payment of money.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960113-106-punishment-6" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-106-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-106-punishment-6" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-106-18960113 t18960113-106-punishment-6"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>107.
<persName id="def1-107-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-107-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-107-18960113" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-107-18960113" type="surname" value="NORTON"/>
<interp inst="def1-107-18960113" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN NORTON</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18960113-107-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-107-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-107-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
<rs id="t18960113-107-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-107-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-107-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, toplacing a glutinous substance in a letter box and attempt
<lb/>ing to steal letters.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960113-107-punishment-7" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-107-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-107-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-107-18960113 t18960113-107-punishment-7"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18960113-108" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960113"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-108" type="date" value="18960113"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960113-108-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-108-18960113 t18960113-108-offence-1 t18960113-108-verdict-1"/>
<p>108.
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<interp inst="def1-108-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-108-18960113" type="age" value="48"/>
<interp inst="def1-108-18960113" type="surname" value="HOBBS"/>
<interp inst="def1-108-18960113" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HOBBS</hi> (48)</persName>
<rs id="t18960113-108-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-108-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-108-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
<rs id="t18960113-108-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-108-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-108-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering a receipt for money;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a notice of withdrawal of money from the Post Office Savings Bank, having been convicted at Brighton on April 6th, 1891.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960113-108-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-108-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-108-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-108-18960113 t18960113-108-punishment-8"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18960113-109" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960113"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-109" type="date" value="18960113"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960113-109-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-109-18960113 t18960113-109-offence-1 t18960113-109-verdict-1"/>
<p>109.
<persName id="def1-109-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-109-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-109-18960113" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="def1-109-18960113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HARRIS</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18960113-109-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-109-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-109-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
<rs id="t18960113-109-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-109-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-109-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing a post letter contain
<lb/>ing an order for 10s. the property of
<persName id="t18960113-name-61" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-61" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-109-offence-1 t18960113-name-61"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to feloniously forging and uttering a receipt for 10s., with intent to defraud.</rs> (
<hi rend="italic">It was stated that the prisoner had negotiated</hi> 350
<hi rend="italic">Post Office orders stolen during the last two years by a man employed at the General Post Office</hi>)—
<rs id="t18960113-109-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-109-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-109-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-109-18960113 t18960113-109-punishment-9"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18960113-110" type="date" value="18960113"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960113-110-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-110-18960113 t18960113-110-offence-1 t18960113-110-verdict-1"/>
<p>110.
<persName id="def1-110-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-110-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-110-18960113" type="age" value="42"/>
<interp inst="def1-110-18960113" type="surname" value="FLAT-MAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-110-18960113" type="given" value="SIDNEY JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SIDNEY JAMES FLAT-MAN</hi> (42)</persName>
<rs id="t18960113-110-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-110-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-110-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
<rs id="t18960113-110-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-110-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-110-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to two indictments for forging and uttering two orders for £70 each, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960113-110-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-110-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-110-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-110-18960113 t18960113-110-punishment-10"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eight Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18960113-111" type="date" value="18960113"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960113-111-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-111-18960113 t18960113-111-offence-1 t18960113-111-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960113-111-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-111-18960113 t18960113-111-offence-1 t18960113-111-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960113-111-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-111-18960113 t18960113-111-offence-1 t18960113-111-verdict-2"/>
<p>111.
<persName id="def1-111-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-111-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-111-18960113" type="age" value="44"/>
<interp inst="def1-111-18960113" type="surname" value="GOSDELL"/>
<interp inst="def1-111-18960113" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE GOSDELL</hi> (44)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-111-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-111-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-111-18960113" type="age" value="48"/>
<interp inst="def2-111-18960113" type="surname" value="SHEPPARD"/>
<interp inst="def2-111-18960113" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SHEPPARD</hi> (48)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-111-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-111-18960113" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def3-111-18960113" type="age" value="31"/>
<interp inst="def3-111-18960113" type="surname" value="SHEPPARD"/>
<interp inst="def3-111-18960113" type="given" value="EMILY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EMILY SHEPPARD</hi> (31)</persName>
<rs id="t18960113-111-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-111-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-111-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin</rs>, Thomas Sheppard having been before convicted of a like offence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GOD
<lb/>SELL</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SHEPPARD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960113-111-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-111-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-111-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>**</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GODSELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character, and the officer stated that he was easily led by Sheppard, who was his brother—
<rs id="t18960113-111-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-111-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-111-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-111-18960113 t18960113-111-punishment-11"/>Discharged on Recognizances.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS, SHEPPARD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">who had still fourteen months to serve of his previous sentence</hi>)—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-111-18960113 t18960113-111-punishment-12"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence against</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EMILY SHEPPARD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960113-111-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-111-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-111-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>112.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HEINRICH AREND</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18960113-112-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18960113-112-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a receipt for £10, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and the evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-67" type="surname" value="EBERLE"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-67" type="given" value="HERMAN"/>HERMAN EBERLE</persName> </hi>. I live at 71, Huntley Street, Tottenham Court Road—I was a depositor in the Post Office Savings Bank—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my bank book—I put it in my coat-pocket on Sunday, December 8th, and left my coat there—the prisoner was in the room with me; we occupied the same bedroom—I missed my coat, book and portmanteau on the Monday night—I did not give anybody authority to sign my name, and I never got the money—I saw the prisoner on the Monday night—he said, "Why are you so sorry?"—I told him I had lost my things—I do not remember what he said.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-68" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-68" type="surname" value="HANDKE"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-68" type="given" value="ANNA"/>ANNA HANDKE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Ernest Handke, of 71, Huntley Street—the prisoner and Eberle lived there and occupied the same room—on Monday December 9th, soon after 9 a.m., I saw Eberle's bank book in the room and I put it in the cupboard—when I went in again about</p>
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<p>two o'clock it was gone and the things in the room were disturbed—I spoke to the prisoner and told him no one could come in without a key, and that he had taken the bank book and portmanteau—he said, "I did not do it, my friend came in to wash his hands and clean his boots"—my husband sent him away from the house—I saw no other man with him—the boot brushes are kept in the cupboard—the prisoner gave me this photograph and I gave it to the officer—the prisoner paid the rent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> What you said was, "Perhaps it was my friend"—you did not give me a Christian name and address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> The prosecutor and prisoner were the only men who had keys; anybody else would, have to knock at the door and I should open it—their bedroom was not locked; I did not see the prisoner all that day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-69" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-69" type="surname" value="ROTHERY"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-69" type="given" value="EMILY TALBOT"/>EMILY TALBOT ROTHERY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Shaftesbury Avenue Post—Office on December 9th this notice of withdrawal was brought; I do not remember who by—I sent this telegram in consequence to the General Post Office, directing that it shall be paid at another office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-70" type="surname" value="STEPHENSON"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-70" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STEPHENSON</persName> </hi>. I am senior clerk at the Post Office, 10, Oxford Street—on December 9th I received this telegram from the chief office and made out this form of receipt—about an hour or an hour and a-half afterwards, between two and three o'clock, the prisoner came up to the counter and said, "My money"—I said, "What name?"—he said, "Herman Eberle" and handed me the deposit book—I handed him the receipt, he signed it and handed it back to me—I asked if he would have it in gold or notes, he said he preferred gold, and I paid him in gold.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was shown eight or ten photographs and imme
<lb/>diately picked out yours—I have no doubt you are the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I picked him out from half-a-dozen other men; that was not the result of seeing the photograph.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-71" type="surname" value="EVERETT"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-71" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EVERETT</persName> </hi>. I am senior clerk in the Savings Bank Department—I produce the books and documents—I saw the prisoner at the West Strand Post Office on Christmas Day, and asked him if he wished to give any explanation of having withdrawn £10 from Herman Eberle's account—he said, "No"—I gave him in custody, and Mr. Stephenson picked him out from six other men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-72" type="surname" value="FOWLER"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-72" type="given" value="MATHEW"/>MATHEW FOWLER</persName> </hi>. I am a constable employed by the Post-office—on Christmas afternoon I saw the prisoner in Tottenham Court Road and took him to the West Strand Post Office, and from there to King Street—he said, "I know nothing about it; I have never been in a post office so long as I have been in London—I went to where he lived but found no portmanteau or coat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I wish to know whether the gentleman who says he identifies me had been shown my photograph, because it is an untruth that I am the man; it is a puzzle to me how he said so, because I am not the man. I also wish the witnesses whose names I gave last week to be called.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-73" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-73" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-73" type="given" value="LILY"/>LILY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a general servant, and live at 86, Upper Charlotte Street, Portland Place—on December 9th I was in service at a coffee shop, and you were there between two and four o'clock in the after
<lb/>noon.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know what day of the week December 9th was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he was at the coffee shop between two and four p.m., that he had to borrow a shitting of his landlord, and had to pledge his watch three days after the robbery.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-74" type="surname" value="EVERETT"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-74" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EVERETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I never signed this withdrawal order; I never sign my name with two r's—it is not at all like my writing—he cannot speak English fluently or enter into conversation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. T. ROTHERY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I wrote out this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), the particulars being got from him—I had no difficulty in making him understand English.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960113-112-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18960113-112-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-112-18960113 t18960113-112-punishment-13"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>113.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HERBERT KRAHN</hi> (32)</persName>,
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<interp inst="def3-113-18960113" type="surname" value="CRANE"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps"> ERNEST CRANE</hi> </persName> (38), and
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<interp inst="def4-113-18960113" type="age" value="23"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HOOK</hi> (23)</persName>, were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-79" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-79" type="surname" value="GORDON"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-79" type="given" value="WINIFRED"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-113-offence-1 t18960113-name-79"/>Winifred Gordon</persName>, £1,700, ten certificates of shares in he Pacific Railway, rings, earrings, and other goods, her property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. KEMP</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALTER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SOPER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COCK</hi> Q.C.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES MATHEWS, PURCRLL, HUTTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RANDOLPH</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">After the evidence of the Prosecutrix and several witnesses</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that as he was unable to establish that the property alleged to have been stolen was the actual property of the Prosecutrix, he would not proceed with the case. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">therefore found the Prisoners</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960113-113-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-113-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>114.
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<persName id="def1-114-18960113" type="defendantName">
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<interp inst="def1-114-18960113" type="surname" value="CRANE"/>
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<interp inst="def2-114-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def2-114-18960113" type="surname" value="CRANE"/>
<interp inst="def2-114-18960113" type="given" value="ERNEST"/> ERNEST CRANE</persName> </hi>, and
<persName id="def3-114-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-114-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-114-18960113" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def3-114-18960113" type="surname" value="HOOK"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HOOK</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18960113-114-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-114-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-114-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assault"/>, were
<hi rend="italic">further</hi> indicted for an unlawful assault upon
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-83" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-83" type="surname" value="GORDON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-114-offence-1 t18960113-name-83"/>Winifred Gordon</persName> </rs>, to which Henry and
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-84" type="surname" value="CRANE"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-84" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>Ernest Crane</persName> </p>
<p>
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<rs id="t18960113-114-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-114-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-114-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">No evidence being offered against Hook, he was
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<interp inst="t18960113-114-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
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<interp inst="t18960113-114-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-114-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>acquitted</rs>,
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<interp inst="t18960113-114-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-114-18960113 t18960113-114-punishment-14"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-114-18960113 t18960113-114-punishment-14"/>and judgment upon the other defendants was respited to the next Session.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896,.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr: Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>115.
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<interp inst="def1-115-18960113" type="age" value="26"/>
<interp inst="def1-115-18960113" type="surname" value="BRAND"/>
<interp inst="def1-115-18960113" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<interp inst="def1-115-18960113" type="occupation" value="soldier"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BRAND</hi> (26)</persName>,
<hi rend="italic">a soldier</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960113-115-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-115-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-115-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18960113-115-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-115-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-115-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to three indictments for forging and uttering orders for £5, £13, and £20. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Recom
<lb/>mended to mercy by the prosecutor.—
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<interp inst="t18960113-115-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-115-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-115-18960113 t18960113-115-punishment-15"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>116.
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<interp inst="def1-116-18960113" type="given" value="CHARLES ERNEST"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES ERNEST WALLACE</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18960113-116-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-116-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-116-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-116-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to four indictments for forging and uttering orders for the payment of £71 18s., £17 10s., £225 12s. 8d., and £350, with intent to defraud, having been convicted of forgery at this Court on July 22nd, 1895, when he was discharged on recognizances to come up for judgment when called upon.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour on the previous conviction</hi> </rs>,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-117-offence-1 t18960113-name-88"/>James Cape Scudamore</persName>, and stealing chocolate and twenty-three brass tokens, his property.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>118.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES ROBERTS</hi> (50)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18960113-118-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-118-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing two scaffold-boards and a portion of a scaffold-pole, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-118-offence-1 t18960113-name-90"/>John Cathles</persName> Hill.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-118-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-118-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-118-18960113 t18960113-118-punishment-19"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>119.
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<interp inst="def1-119-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES FENTON WHELAN</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18960113-119-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-119-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to four indictments for forging and uttering receipts for £3 13s. 6d. £2 5s. 6d., 1s. 8d., and 16s., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-119-offence-1 t18960113-name-92"/>Charles William Crawley</persName> and others, his masters;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering the endorsement to an order for £3 13s. 6d.;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing £2 5s. 6d., the money of
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-93" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-119-offence-1 t18960113-name-93"/> Nalder Brother and Co.</persName>, his employers. </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAMBERT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">who appeared for the prisoner, stated that he was anxious to reimburse the prosecutors.—
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<interp inst="t18960113-119-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-119-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-119-18960113 t18960113-119-punishment-20"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>120.
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<interp inst="def1-120-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-120-18960113" type="age" value="33"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM AYLING</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18960113-120-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-120-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-120-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing two blank cheques of the Holborn Restaurant Company;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering an order for £7, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-120-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-120-punishment-21" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-120-18960113 t18960113-120-punishment-21"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>121.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS CORBETT</hi> (18)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def2-121-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-121-18960113" type="age" value="18"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES PERKINS</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18960113-121-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-121-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-121-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-121-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-121-offence-1 t18960113-name-97"/>Leonard William Compton</persName>, with intent to steal, Corbett having been before convicted on July 13th, 1895.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-121-18960113 t18960113-121-punishment-22"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-121-18960113 t18960113-121-punishment-22"/>
<hi rend="italic">Three Months' Hard Labour each.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>122.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JACKSON</hi> </persName>(28),
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<interp inst="t18960113-122-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-122-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-122-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-122-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> † to breaking and entering the warehouse of
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-122-offence-1 t18960113-name-99"/>Richard Mills</persName> and stealing twenty-four turkeys and thirty-six fowls, his property.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-122-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-122-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-122-18960113 t18960113-122-punishment-23"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960113-123-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-123-18960113 t18960113-123-offence-1 t18960113-123-verdict-1"/>
<p>123.
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<interp inst="def1-123-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-123-18960113" type="age" value="28"/>
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<interp inst="t18960113-123-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-123-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-123-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-123-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing £3 2s. 9d., £4 12s. 6d., and £3 7s. 6d. of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-123-offence-1 t18960113-name-101"/>Commercial Union Assurance Company</persName>, his masters;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to three indictments, forging and uttering a receipt for money with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-123-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-123-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-123-18960113 t18960113-123-punishment-24"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Month's Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960113-124-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-124-18960113 t18960113-124-offence-1 t18960113-124-verdict-1"/>
<p>124.
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<interp inst="def1-124-18960113" type="age" value="23"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED JONES</hi> (23)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-124-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def2-124-18960113" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD JONES</hi> (20)</persName>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-124-18960113 t18960113-124-punishment-25"/>
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<p>125.
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<interp inst="t18960113-125-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-125-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-125-offence-1 t18960113-name-105"/>John Titmarsh</persName>, and stealing two clocks and other articles, having been convicted at Clerkenwell on April 1st, 1895.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-125-punishment-26" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="houseOfCorrection"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>126.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DAY</hi> (53)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18960113-126-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-126-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-126-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to embezzling £250 of the
<persName id="t18960113-name-107" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-107" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-126-offence-1 t18960113-name-107"/>British Bank of South America</persName>, his masters;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing an order for £400 of his said masters;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to two indict
<lb/>ments for forging and uttering receipts for £400 and £250;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to making false entries in the books of the said bank.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-126-18960113 t18960113-126-punishment-27"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<p>127.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED GAMBLE</hi> (16)</persName>
<hi rend="italic">was indicted</hi>
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<hi rend="italic"> for feloniously attempt
<lb/>ing to murder
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-109" type="surname" value="CATTLE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-127-offence-1 t18960113-name-109"/>William Charles Cattle</persName>.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-110" type="surname" value="MATHEWS"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-110" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, called attention to the prisoner's mental condition, and before his plea was taken proposed to call medical evidence on that subject.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE HAWKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that the plea should first be taken, it was right to the prisoner that that course should be taken, and right that the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">should have the opportunity of observing his manner and demeanour. He appeared to be deaf, and upon the gaoler in
<lb/>forming him the nature of the indictment, he replied</hi>,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960113-127-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-127-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-127-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and after a pause muttered: "The inspector told me I had killed the boy in the stable."</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE HAWKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then directed that the medical evidence</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">should be given. </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Mr. George Edward Walker, Surgeon of Her Majesty's Prison, Holloway, and Dr. George Henry Savage, of Henrietta Street, Cavendish Square, having severally examined the prisoner, stated that he was congenitally imbecile, and not in a fit condition to plead, or to understand the nature and quality of the act charged, or the proceedings that were then taking place, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found the prisoner to be insane, and not fit to take his trial.—</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18960113-127-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-127-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="insanity"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Ordered to be detained during Her Majesty's plea
<lb/>sure.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi> </p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">For Cases tried in this Court this day, see Essex and Kent Cases.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, January</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>128.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE CHATTAWAY</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18960113-128-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-128-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-128-offence-1 t18960113-name-112"/>Thomas Wasmuth</persName>, with intent to steal, having been convicted at the Thames Police-court on April 6th, 1885.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He</hi>
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<interp inst="t18960113-128-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the burglary, but</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960113-128-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-128-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the previous conviction.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-113" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (452
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I produce a certificate of the conviction of George Chattaway at the Thames Police-court on 6th April for stealing oranges at St. Catherine's Docks—he was in my custody, and I was present at his conviction—the prisoner is the man—he was fined 20s. or seven days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-114" type="surname" value="NEWMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NEWMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I took charge of the prisoner on April 4th at the Thames Police-court. I am sure he is the same man—on the night he was brought in for the burglary he recognised me, and said, smiling, "This is not for oranges."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18960113-128-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-128-18960113 t18960113-128-punishment-29"/>Six Weeks' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>129.
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<interp inst="def1-129-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-129-18960113" type="age" value="60"/>
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<interp inst="def1-129-18960113" type="occupation" value="employed in the Post Office - extra postman"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS JAMES PROSSER</hi> (60)</persName>
<rs id="t18960113-129-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-129-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-129-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing, while employed in the Post Office, a letter containing three money-orders, the property of
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-116" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-129-offence-1 t18960113-name-116"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-117" type="surname" value="MURRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I am a travelling clerk in the General Post Office, and make inquiries about dead letters and letters to be re-directed to persons who have left the neighbourhood—in consequence of inquiries, I made up a test letter containing postal orders for 1s., 3s., and 4s.; they were blank, but "L. Lord" has been inserted—I placed them in a cover addressed Mr. Charles West, 320, Fulham Road, that was his correct address, but he had removed and it would require re-direction—I posted the letter at 3.40 p.m., at the S.W. district office—I gave instructions to Mr. Brookman, one of the overseers at West Brompton—on December 4th, about 6.30 p.m., I saw the prisoner at the General Post Office—I had</p>
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<p>received a communication from Cartwright—I said, "I have been making inquiries about the loss of letters at West Brompton," and described the making up and posting them, and told him it was placed among letters which he had been seen to examine, after it was re-directed at West Brompton office, and said, "It was again placed on the table this morning with other letters; it was taken by the old postman, and brought back to be re-directed, and then sent on by post, you were the only person in the office at the time'—he said "I know nothing about it"—I produced the two postal orders for 4s. and 3s., arid said, "You were followed from your house this morning into the Post Office where you received the cash, and as I identify these orders, what have you got to say about it?"—he said, "It is all a mistake. I don't know anything about it"—I asked if the writing was his, he said "No"—I confronted him with Cartwright, and said, "This man followed you from your house this morning, he has been watching you three or four days by my instructions"—he said, "I shall be able to prove where I was at the time"—I told him I was of opinion that the writing was his—I identify the postal orders because I had recorded the numbers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-118" type="surname" value="BROOKMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-118" type="given" value="FREDERICK THOMAS"/>FREDERICK THOMAS BROOKMAN</persName> </hi>. I am overseer at West Brompton Post Office; the prisoner was employed there as an extra postman—I had instructions about a letter to Mr. Webb from Mr. Murray—it arrived at 4 o'clock—I handed it to the old postman—I did not re-direct it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-119" type="surname" value="FITZGERALD"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-119" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD FITZGERALD</persName> </hi>. I am head postman at Brompton sorting office—on December 3rd I received a letter from Mr. Webb; a postman named Hartley re-directed it—about a quarter of an hour afterwards I saw it on the sorting table—I kept observation on it—about 10 p.m. the prisoner came in with his bag and lamp and placed them on the seat which he would occupy, he looked at the letter but did not take it—next morning at 9.15 there was only me and the prisoner in the office; I left at 9.30 for three minutes and when I returned the prisoner had gone and the letter also.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not go out at the back and leave me in the office, you were there when I left—you came back in five minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had nothing to do with the letters on the table.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-120" type="surname" value="CARTWRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-120" type="given" value="FREDERICK CHARLES"/>FREDERICK CHARLES CARTWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in the confidence department General Post Office—I had the prisoner under observation from November 30th to December 4th, when I saw him go home to 96, Archell Road, West Kensington, about 11.30, in uniform: with a lady and child—I next saw him about 4.15 in his private clothes—he went to Fulham Cross Post-office, alone, and presented four postal orders and some stamps to the postmaster for payment—I was right behind him at the corner—the orders were signed, and were for 10s., 4s., 3s. and 1s.—the post-master refused to cash the shilling order owing to some irregularity, but he cashed the other three, and gave him 6d., 4d., and 1 1/2 d. for the stamps—he got 17s. 111/2d.—that occupied five minutes—I motioned to the post-master, who did not know me, to take notice of the prisoner—the prisoner left, and I took the particulars of the orders on this paper—my name is on the back of two of the orders, and they are initialled 12.30 by the post-master—I had registered the time by the office clock—it was 12.15 when he left, by my watch—I do not know whether that was the same time as the</p>
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<p>clock at the post-office—I went to the G.P.O., and gave Mr. Murray in
<lb/>formation—I did not know about the irregularity in the shilling order, I did not even know that they were test orders.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-121" type="surname" value="WALES"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-121" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT WALES</persName> </hi>. I am post-master at Fulham Cross—on 4th Decem
<lb/>ber, about 12.30, the prisoner came in and Cartwright followed him—he presented orders for 10s., 4s., 3s. and 1s.—I did not pay the shilling order because it was not properly signed—I paid him 17s. 11 1/2 d.—the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen you before—you were in the shop about two minutes, you were not in uniform—there was nothing in your dress to attract my attention; I looked at your face and conversed with you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-122" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-122" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JOHNSON</persName> </hi> (236
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). I am on special duty at the G.P.O.—on 4th December I brought the prisoner from Brompton Post-office to the G.P.O. and Mr. Murray gave him in custody—I found 15s. 101/2d. in his right waistcoat pocket—he was charged, but made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not taken at the time; I was left for five or six hours, and than taken to the General Post Office and asked what I knew of it; I said, "Nothing." I have been five weeks in prison, and am sixty-one years of age.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960113-129-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-129-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18960113-129-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-129-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-129-18960113 t18960113-129-punishment-30"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>130.
<persName id="def1-130-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-130-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-130-18960113" type="age" value="19"/>
<interp inst="def1-130-18960113" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
<interp inst="def1-130-18960113" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES RUSSELL</hi> (19)</persName>
<rs id="t18960113-130-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-130-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-130-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously possessing, with intent to utter the same, counterfeit coins.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant of the Criminal Investigation Department—on January 6th, about noon, I was with Mott at the corner of Cockspur Street, and saw the prisoner examining something which he put into his pocket and threw this tissue paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) into the road; there was an impression of coin on it—we took him, and I said, "I suspect you of having counterfeit money"—he said, "I have nothing"—I put my hand in his pocket and found 19s.—I said, "This is all you have?"—he said, "Yes, there ought to be 19s."—I said, "Where did you get it?"—he said, "I cannot tell you; if I did they would kill me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-125" type="surname" value="MOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-125" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND MOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I was with Williamson and cor
<lb/>roborate his evidence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-126" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these nineteen shillings are all counterfeit, and from two or three different moulds—they are generally wrapped in tissue paper and taken out one by one as required—they are very well made, and are mostly cast from a good coin in a worn condition.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I had no thought of uttering the coin; they were given to me by a man, and I have no knowledge of him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960113-130-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on July</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">of feloniously having counterfeit coin in his possession and three other similar convictions were proved against him.—
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<interp inst="t18960113-130-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-130-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-130-18960113 t18960113-130-punishment-31"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960113-131-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-131-18960113 t18960113-131-offence-1 t18960113-131-verdict-1"/>
<p>131.
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<interp inst="def1-131-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-131-18960113" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def1-131-18960113" type="surname" value="INNES"/>
<interp inst="def1-131-18960113" type="given" value="DAVID"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID INNES</hi> (18)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-131-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-131-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-131-18960113" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def2-131-18960113" type="surname" value="MILLS"/>
<interp inst="def2-131-18960113" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT MILLS</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18960113-131-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-131-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-131-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously shooting at
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-129" type="surname" value="JENNINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-131-offence-1 t18960113-name-129"/>William Jennings</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHERWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960113-131-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-131-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-131-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960113-132-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-132-18960113 t18960113-132-offence-1 t18960113-132-verdict-1"/>
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<p>132.
<persName id="def1-132-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-132-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-132-18960113" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def1-132-18960113" type="surname" value="INNES"/>
<interp inst="def1-132-18960113" type="given" value="DAVID"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID INNES</hi> </persName> and
<persName id="def2-132-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-132-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-132-18960113" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def2-132-18960113" type="surname" value="MILLS"/>
<interp inst="def2-132-18960113" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT MILLS</hi> </persName> were
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
<rs id="t18960113-132-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-132-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-132-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assault"/> assaulting
<persName id="t18960113-name-132" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-132" type="surname" value="JENNINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-132-offence-1 t18960113-name-132"/>William Jennings</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">They</hi>
<rs id="t18960113-132-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-132-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-132-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a common assault.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960113-132-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-132-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-132-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-132-18960113 t18960113-132-punishment-32"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-132-18960113 t18960113-132-punishment-32"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18960113-133" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960113"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-133" type="date" value="18960113"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960113-133-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-133-18960113 t18960113-133-offence-1 t18960113-133-verdict-1"/>
<p>133.
<persName id="def1-133-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-133-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-133-18960113" type="age" value="26"/>
<interp inst="def1-133-18960113" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="def1-133-18960113" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE MOORE</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18960113-133-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-133-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-133-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an order for £3 4s. 6d., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-134" type="surname" value="JUDKY"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-134" type="given" value="JOHN LUDWIG"/>JOHN LUDWIG JUDKY</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer, of 89, High Road, Kilburn—on November 30th the prisoner came and asked me to cash this cheque for £3 4s. 6d.; I did so and asked his address, and wrote it on the back of the cheque, "George Moore, 56, Percy Road"—I did not present it for payment in consequence of a letter I received—I do not know the prisoner's writing—I gave the letter to Sergeant Clark—I afterwards received two more letters bearing the same postmark—I did not receive the money for the cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-135" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-135" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant X</hi>). On December 3rd Mr. Judky gave me this cheque—I presented it at the London and South Western. Bank, and received it back marked "No account"—on December 8th I arrested the prisoner, he was charged, and made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>. I have known him four or five years, and know nothing against him; he was in the employ of Cooper Bros., oilmen, eleven years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-136" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-136" type="given" value="OLIVER OSBORNE"/>OLIVER R. OSBORNE JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and South Western Bank, Harrow Road—this cheque was taken from a book issued to Mr. Benjamin Pearce, a customer—we have no record of any account of R. Rowland and Co.—I do not know the writing of the signature.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-137" type="surname" value="PEARCE"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-137" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN PEARCE</persName> </hi>. I am a leather-seller, of 305, Harrow Road, and have known the prisoner; he came to me on November 17th, and said that he had been recently married, and asked if I would cash a cheque for £3 7s. for him—I said, "I have not sufficient, why not go to your father-in-law?"—he said that he had been there, and had been referred to me—I said that if he would call later on if he had not succeeded, I would do it—he returned about eight o'clock, and I asked him to let me see the cheque—it was on a branch of the bank at Kilburn, payable to George Moore, who had endorsed it—I forget the drawer's name—I gave him £2, placed it in the till—and some time afterwards left the shop for about two minutes—I did not leave him there—I have never seen the cheque since—he gave his address at Essex House, and I called there on Sunday morning to get him to stop it, and gave his wife the balance—he called on me on the 29th, and said that he could not obtain another cheque as the drawer was out of town and his cheque-book was locked up, but if I would give him one of my blank cheques the manager would return it to me; I foolishly did so and this is it—he did not say that he was going to sign his name to it and deceive another tradesman—I wrote to him the following Wednesday for the name and address of the drawer, and he called and gave it me, T. H. Parker, at an hotel in Bir
<lb/>mingham—I know the prisoner's writing and should recognise the signature to the cheque—I had a postcard from him—this is his signature to this letter—"Dear Sir,—By some unforeseen error the cheque you cashed for me on Saturday, the drawer having closed his account at this bank some years back, it should have been drawn upon the National Provincial Bank, having got his books mixed up. They are sending you a cheque. On,</p>
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<p>receipt of same, please return the one you have to Roland, Wood Street, City.—Geo. Moore."
<hi rend="italic">Another letter was</hi>, "Dear Sir,—I am sorry you have not received the cheque. If I cannot get back from Croydon this morning, I will call and bring it with me.—George Moore."
<hi rend="italic">Another</hi>, "Dear Sir,—We have heard from Mr. Roland; I will come to
<lb/>morrow and give you a thorough explanation.—Geo. Moore."—I never got my money back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made the prisoner's acquaintance six months back, before his marriage—he did not tell me that his employer had gone out of town, owing him £9 11s. 6d.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960113-133-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18960113-133-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18960113-133-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-133-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-133-18960113 t18960113-133-punishment-33"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>134.
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<interp inst="def1-134-18960113" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-134-18960113" type="age" value="24"/>
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<interp inst="def1-134-18960113" type="given" value="LIZZIE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LIZZIE FRANCIS</hi> (24)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-134-18960113" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-134-18960113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-134-18960113" type="age" value="55"/>
<interp inst="def2-134-18960113" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK BROOKS</hi> (55)</persName>
<rs id="t18960113-134-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-134-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-134-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="conspiracy"/>, Conspiracy to induce
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-140" type="surname" value="MYERS"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-140" type="given" value="MAX"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-140" type="occupation" value="publican"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-134-offence-1 t18960113-name-140"/>Max Myers</persName> to take Lizzie Francis as his barmaid, with intent to rob him.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960113-134-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-134-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-134-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEOAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-141" type="surname" value="MYERS"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-141" type="given" value="MAX"/>MAX MYERS</persName> </hi>. In November last I kept the Lamb public-house, Whit
<lb/>field Street, and wanted a barmaid—seeing an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Morning Advertiser</hi> I went to the address and left my card with the manager, and on the same evening the prisoner Francis called on me and gave her name, Ada Cootes—she said that she was last in the employ, for six or eight months, of Mr. Barnett, a publican at Greenwich, who was now out of business, and left because the house changed hands, and referred to him at 63, Oswald Road, West Brompton—I went there next morning; the prisoner Brooks opened the door—I said, "Mr. Barnett?"—he said, "Yes," and showed me into a parlour—I told him I had come for the character of Ada Cootes—he said, "She has been with me six or eight months at Greenwich, she is honest and trustworthy, but wants looking after like most girls"—I engaged her, and she came into my service the same evening at six o'clock—she went out on the Sunday and did not return till the Tuesday, and I refused to take her back—during the seven or eight days she was in my service the takings fell off—copper is put into a wooden bowl for change, and it required to be replenished more than usual.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brooks.</hi> I saw you in Court and recognised you—you were not pointed out to me—I afterwards picked you out from seven or eight men—your chin was clean shaved—when you opened the door to me you had a moustache and whiskers—when Francis came back on the Tuesday she did not come for her boxes, but to ask me to let her stop; I said, "No"—a man came to carry her box away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I recognise Brooks voice, in addition to his face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-142" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-142" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 63, St. Oswald's Road, West Brompton—at the end of 1894 Brooks, who I knew, came and asked if I would allow him to see the distiller in my sitting-room—he is stepfather to my servant, who, he said, intended to take a public-house—I consented, and on the same day I heard him let someone into the house, and after he had been there some time I heard the street door shut and did not see Brooks again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brooks.</hi> I have lived there two years in March, and you have called there many times—you have a nephew named Barnett, or some such name—I have known you about three years, but by no other name than Brooks.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-143" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-143" type="surname" value="LEACH"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-143" type="given" value="MINNIE"/>MINNIE LEACH</persName> </hi>. My husband is manager to Augustus Arthur Leach, of Pitfield Street, Hoxton—there is a music hall attached to it, known as the Theatre of Varieties—about October, 1895, Mr. Leach was in want of a barmaid, and on October 4th I saw this advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Morning Advertiser</hi> of a barmaid, age twenty-five, apply "L," 22, Leather Lane, Holborn—I wrote there, and between one and two, the same day the prisoner Francis called on me for the situation—she gave her name Lizzie Francis; I asked where she worked—she mentioned a house in Shepherd's Bush, which I do not remember—I said, "Shall I send there for a reference?"—she said, "No; the gentleman, who was there, has retired"—I asked who he was—she said, "Mr. Fowler, Halstead House, St. Ann's Road, Stamford Hill," in whose service she had been twelve months—I wrote to Mr. Fowler, and sent it by Henry Hampton—I kept a copy; this is it. (
<hi rend="italic">Inquiring the character of Miss Francis.</hi> I received this telegram in reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-144" type="surname" value="HAMPTON"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-144" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of Albert Bridge, Pitfield Street—on October 3rd, 1895, Mrs. Leach gave me a letter addressed to Mr. Fowler, of Halstead House—I went there, Mrs. Adams, the landlady, opened the door, and I gave in the letter and came away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brooks.</hi> The letter was sealed—Mrs. Adams said, "Mr. Fowler is out, he will return shortly"—she did not tell me to wait—she did not say "You must send the letter to my husband"—I did not hear her say that she would tell him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-145" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-145" type="given" value="ADA ELIZA"/>ADA ELIZA ADAMS</persName> </hi>. My husband is a case-maker of Halstead House, Stamford Hill—I have known Brooks since about February—letters were addressed there to him in the name of Brooks and in other names—on October 4th, a little after 5 o'clock, Hampton came with a letter addressed, "Mr. Fowler, Halstead House, Stamford Hill," and about an hour after
<lb/>wards Brooks called and asked if there was a letter there—I gave it to him—my husband had opened it, thinking it was for Mr. Fowler, his tailor, and then returned it to me; I gave it to Brooks, who took it away—Francis came there one evening with Brooks—he introduced her as Miss Francis—she stayed not more than ten minutes—I knew Brooks through his knowing my mother, but I never saw him till last February.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The letter was brought about six o'clock I think; my little boy opened the door, but letters are put in the box.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-146" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA CATLIN</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness, and live at 67, Warren Street, Hampstead Road—I have known Brooks over two years and took in letters for him as Barnard, or Barnett, or Fowler—Brooks used to call for them, and I gave them to him—he said that he was looking out for a berth and was advertising.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Letters came in the name of Fowler; I will not swear it was not Trowler—seven or eight letters came, some in one name and some in another.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-147" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-147" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MESSUM</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraph clerk, and am in charge of a baker's shop and post-office at St. Ann's Road, Stamford Hill—on October 4th about 7.15 Brooks handed me this telegram to the best of my belief—I do not remember having seen him before—I believe I recognize his voice—he had a hat or cap on—I next saw him at the Police-court, and I identified him when he put his cap on.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The message was for Mr. Leach—on November 20th I saw you at the back of the Court, but did not recognize you; your hat was not on then.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-148" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-148" type="given" value="MINNIE"/>MINNIE LEACH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Continued.</hi>) This is the draft of the letter I sent, (
<hi rend="italic">Requesting a line by the bearer as to the character of Miss Francis as a barmaid</hi>). I received this telegram the same evening: "Respecting Miss Francis, reference satisfactory. Eight months. Fowler, St. Ann's Road, Stamford Hill"—in consequence of that I wrote to Miss Francis and engaged her, and she came next day, October 5th, and continued till October 9th, between which dates detectives were communicated with and marked money was passed over the bar—she was arrested, brought to the Police-court and confessed her crime at the North London Sessions and got twelve months' sentence—she passed the money to a woman named Brown, who pleaded guilty at the same time—it was in consequence of this telegram that I engaged her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-149" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS LEOPOLD"/>AUGUSTUS LEOPOLD LKACH</persName> </hi>. I keep the White Horse and the Theatre of Varieties—my son and daughter are in my service—before Francis came I never saw Brooks in my house, but I saw him there to the best of my belief the very night she came—she was arrested on October 9th—I saw Brooks there on Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th, and on October 9th to the best of my belief, but he left my house as soon as she was arrested.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I have kept observation on the White Horse public-house with Detective Mellers, and on October 9th, about 2.15, I saw Brooks come into the bar—Francis served him—I did not see what coin he put down, or what change she gave him—I was in private clothes—about ten minutes afterwards I arrested Brown, and Mellers, who was in the next compartment, arrested Francis—Brooks was coming in, but seeing me holding Brown, he ran off.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took Brown at 2.15, you were half a yard from us, facing me—you turned your back to me when you called for drink—you paid for the drink and stopped three or four minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-151" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MELLERS</persName> </hi>. On October 9th Mulland and I were keeping observation on the Theatre of Varieties—Brooks came in, spoke to Francis, and had some drink—Brown was then arrested—I held Francis, and Brooks coming in and seeing me holding her, walked away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was behind the bar—you were in the house about five minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-152" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED NICHOLLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Serjeant G</hi>). On November 19th I saw Brooks at King's Cross police-station, he had been arrested by another serjeant—I told him I had a warrant for his arrest for receiving marked money from Lizzie Francis, a barmaid—he said, "I don't know anything about it; I don't know Lizzie Francis"—the warrant was for conspiracy—I charged Francis and Brooks with conspiring to obtain a situation for Francis; neither of them said anything—I have searched the registers of Greenwich, and Shepherd's Bush, and cannot find Brooks, Barnard, or Barnett holding a public-house—I took possession of some property of his, and at the Police-court he applied to the Magistrate that it might be returned to him—he gave me this receipt for it, which I have compared with this telegram, and, in my judgment, they were written by the same</p>
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<p>person—he wrote all this, "Received from Sergeant Nicholls, 17s., an eye-glass, and keys, taken from me on my arrest.—F. Brooks."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew you as Fred Brooks, and I said, "
<hi rend="italic">Freddy</hi>, how long have you sold your house at South Tottenham?"—you did not say that you never had a house at South Tottenham—you never made use of my name—when Miss Messum came into the place at Worship Street, where the prisoners were all together for the purpose of identifi
<lb/>cation, you had a cap on with the peak turned round to the back, and your coat-collar up, and a big muffler; you wanted to go into court like that, but I made you take the muffler off, and turn your collar down, and then she recognised you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-153" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-153" type="surname" value="FRANCIS"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-153" type="given" value="LIZZIE"/>LIZZIE FRANCIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). I am now undergoing a sentence of twelve months for larceny from Mr. Leach—while undergoing that sentence I made this statement to Detective Nicholls, who wrote it down in my presence—all the statements in it are, I believe, correct—I have known Brooks six or seven years as Frederick Brooks—he knew me as Edith Francis—in November, 1894, I went into the service of Mr. Myers, of the White Lamb public-house, Whitfield Street—he wanted a reference, and I gave Mr. Brooks as a reference; I think I gave Brooks the name of Barnett; his real name is Brooks—I went under the name of Ada Cootes—I said I had been Mr. Barnett's barmaid at Greenwich for six or eight months, and gave his address at 63, St. Oswald's Road, West Brompton—I went into Mr. Myers' service, stopped there four or five days, and was then discharged—I had not been in the service of the prisoner for six or eight months—it was arranged between us some time before that he should give me a reference—he was to receive for doing it whatever I could afford to give him after going into the service—I never lived with him—I suppose the money I gave him was to come out of my wages, I did not say where it was to come from—he did not come to Mr. Myers while I was there—on October 4th I went to Mr. Leach, of the Varieties Theatre, Hoxton—I saw Mrs. Minnie Leach, and made certain statements to her before she engaged me as a barmaid—I told her I had been for twelve months in the service of Mr. Fowler, of Shepherd's Bush, and that he had left and gone into private life, and I gave his address as Halstead House, St. Ann's Road, Stamford Hill—that Mr. Fowler was Brooks—I had not been in his service as barmaid for twelve months—I gave him as a reference through my meeting another barmaid advertising for a situation—I did not see or write to the prisoner; I gave his name in consequence of what the other barmaid said to me; I knew from her he was passing under the name of Fowler—I saw Brooks once—I entered Leach's service on Saturday night, October 5th, 1895—while I was serving there on the Saturday night Brooks came into the bar; he came in twice, I think, between the 5th and the 9th, when I was taken into custody—I did not give him anything; I don't know what he came for—I did not expect him to come—I think I gave him a drink when he came; I cannot remember if I gave him anything else—I might have given him a few coppers—I did give him money belonging to my master out of the till on each occa
<lb/>sion he came—I was afraid of Brooks and acted under fear—I gave him a very small sum, I cannot remember how much—I had no money when I went there; I had been out of a situation for some time—when I was</p>
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<p>at Myers the money I paid Brooks was to come out of my wages—when I was discharged, after a few days for absenting myself without leave, I saw the prisoner and gave him something, I think, for giving me a false character.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brook.</hi> I gave you money twice at Leach's, the first time on the Saturday night, the first night I was there—you used to give the character to Lizzie Church, not to me—I never knew you in the name of Fowler or Barnett, only by your going by that name—when you took other names, Barnett and Fowler, I knew you by them—on several occasions I saw you in the name of Fowler before I went to Leach—I only heard of your passing as Fowler in this case; I heard it from Church and other barmaids; I don't remember the dates.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Brooks, in his defence, stated that he gave no references to and received no money from Francis, and that he did not pass as Barnett or Fowler.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BROOKS</hi>**—
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<interp inst="t18960113-134-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant Leach stated that the police regarded Brooks as a dangerous character, and a manufacturer of thieves.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-134-18960113 t18960113-134-punishment-34"/>Two Years' Imprisonment.</rs> The Prosecution recommended Francis to mercy
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-134-18960113 t18960113-134-punishment-35"/>.—Four Days' Imprisonment</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>135.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DAY</hi> (63)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR JAMES FORD</hi> (37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18960113-135-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining by false pretences, with intent to defraud, from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-135-offence-1 t18960113-name-156"/>Norris Collins</persName>, a cheque for £60, and a piano from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-135-offence-1 t18960113-name-157"/>John Brinsmead</persName> and others, and other goods from other persons.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DAY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having stated, in the hearing of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">that he was Guilty, they found him</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960113-135-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960113-135-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-135-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of conspiracy to defraud on April</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of </hi>
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-name-158 t18960113-alias-2"/>
<hi rend="italic">Walter Blake</hi> </rs> </persName>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18960113-135-punishment-36" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-135-18960113 t18960113-135-punishment-36"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">FORD</hi></hi>
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<interp inst="t18960113-135-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-135-18960113 t18960113-135-punishment-37"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>136.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD FLYNN</hi> (27)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS HUDSON</hi> (28)</persName>, and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-136-offence-1 t18960113-name-162"/>James Woodward</persName>, and stealing 18 spoons and other goods.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAYTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HILL</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-163" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WOODWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a gun-maker, living at 40, St. Charles Square, Kensington—on the night of December 23rd I locked up the house; the bath-room window, which is at the back of the house on the first floor, was safe—the plate-basket was left safely in the dining-room—about 5.30 next morning I heard some noise, of which I took no notice; then I heard another noise, much more violent, and I got up, and found the bath-room window-latch had been broken—entrance had been effected through there, the window being reached from the stable yard by means of a ladder—I found the plate basket in the kitchen, empty—about £35 worth of plate was taken, and clothes, boots, a raw turkey, and two Christmas puddings—I identify these four spoons, two of them have my initial "W., and two have not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAYTON</hi>. They are ordinary spoons.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-164" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FLYNN</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Southern Street, Paddington—the prisoner Flynn is my brother—on Christmas day I was in the Earl Percy—Flynn and Hudson were there—I heard Flynn ask Hudson for the loan of 2s., he said he had not 2s. to lend him—Hudson said "I have got something you can have the loan of for a day or two, which you might</p>
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<p>get a couple of shillings on"—we all three left the Earl Percy, and Hudson left us for a short time—I stayed talking to my brother outside the Carnarvon public-house, till Hudson returned, and we then all three walked off together—while walking along, Hudson handed a small parcel, wrapped in paper, to my brother—I saw sticking out the tops of what I took to be spoons and forks.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hudson.</hi> I said at the Police-court that the parcel appeared to contain spoons.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAYTON</hi>. I do not know Hill—I never saw him with my brother or Hudson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-165" type="surname" value="HOLTON"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-165" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN HOLTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Hazelwood Crescent, Kensington—on Boxing Day I saw Flynn in the Graven public-house, Southern Street—after that I saw him outside, and he asked me if I could get a couple of shillings on some things he had got, and he showed me some spoons—he gave me these three spoons, which I pawned for 2s. 6d., giving Flynn 2s.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Flynn.</hi> On the following Sunday we met, and you said you would have some money on the Saturday, and we would pay the money, and return the spoons to the man you had them from.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-166" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant X.</hi>) At midnight on December 30th I arrested Flynn at 152, Warmington Road—I told him he would be charged with committing a burglary at 40, St. Charles Square on the night of 23rd—he said, "Burglary"—I said, "Yes; you gave a man named Holton three spoons to get money on last Monday morning, and they have been identified as being stolen"—he said, "Yes; I got them from a man in the Craven public-house"—I took him to the station—he gave me the name of Hudson—he was charged, and said, "I know nothing about it"—I arrested Hudson at Netting Hill Station at 12.30 a.m. on January 6th—I asked if his name was Thomas Hudson; he said, "Yes"—I said, "I have a man, Richard Flynn, in custody for committing a burglary at 40, St. Charles Square on the night of December 23rd," and I showed him these three spoons—I said, "Flynn has been found dealing with these, and when arrested he said, "You gave them to him"—he said, "It is false; I know nothing about it"—I said he would be charged with being concerned with Flynn in com
<lb/>mitting the burglary—he was charged, a list of the articles stolen was read to him, and he was told the value of the things was £15—he said, "£15 is it? that means five years each. He cannot get out of it. If I got ten years I would not round on any people. He thinks he is going to get out of it, but I will see he does not"—neither of the other prisoners were present—I read a statement of what Flynn had said when charged, and then I said in the Craven public-house he had given Flynn the spoons—he said, "The Craven, is it? I can prove different"—I said, "Yes, I think I have made a mistake; I don't think it was the Craven"—he then said, "I don't know nothing about it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hudson.</hi> I found these keys at your lodgings, two are skeleton—I said nothing about a revolver, nor did I show it to you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I wrote down the statement at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-167" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS DREW</persName> </hi> (385
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). I arrested Hudson on the night of January 5th, and told him he would be charged with burglary at St.</p>
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<p>Charles Square—he said, "I know nothing about it. She is trying to put me away"—I took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hudson.</hi> I did not see Brown take a revolver out of a box at the station, or a bunch of skeleton keys.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant X.</hi>) On 27th I searched Hill, and found this silver spoon in his back trousers' pocket—I asked him if he could account for its possession—he said, "I bought it to-day for 15d. outside Debenham and Storr's, in Covent Garden"—he was after
<lb/>wards charged with burglary at 40, St. Charles Square, I was not present—I arrested him on another charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAYTON</hi>. There are scores of spoons like this—I daresay a pawnbroker would not advance more than 15d. for it. (
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was not sufficient evidence to go to the Jury as to Hill.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HILL</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Flynn in his defence stated that he did not know the spoons were stolen. Hudson stated that he knew nothing about the spoons.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FLYNN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HUDSON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FLYNN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in February</hi>, 1885,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> HUDSON †
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in March</hi>, 1895.
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant Brown stated that he believed Flynn had been trying to get an honest living for the last twelve months; and that Hudson was the associate of convicted persons.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FLYNN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HUDSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAYTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-171" type="given" value="JAMES SINCLAIR"/>REV. JAMES SINCLAIR MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Holy Orders residing at St. John's Vicarage, Oxford Road, Kilburn—on December 4th I went to Bath leaving my house in charge of Edith Slater, a nurse in our service—on the 5th I received information by telegram and came home—I found a panel had been cut out from my scullery door at the back of the house opening on to a back-yard—an arm could be put through the hole so made, and the key turned and the lower bolt pulled back—I missed £40 worth of property, silver salver and spoons, and plated goods, a bag, some money and a cheque—the salver was presented to me by the St. George's Church, Great Yarmouth, two years ago; it had my family crett, an inscription with my name, and the Yarmouth Arms—it has not been re
<lb/>covered—this silver-plated coffee pot, inkstand, paper-knife, and candle-sticks are my property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said he had been recommended to come to me; I imagined he referred to Mr. Rogers, one of the pawnbrokers I worked for—I understood he had bought the salver at a sale.</p>
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<lb/>brokers, of 14, Cranbourne Street, Leicester Square—I produce this coffee-pot pledged to me 5th December in the name of John Williams, of 16, Conduit Street, for eight shillings—I do not identify the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES BENGER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Jay, a pawnbroker, of 142, Oxford Street—I produce a plated inkstand and ink bottles pledged with me on 5th December for £1 in the name of William Harding, 16, Connaught Street—I believe the prisoner pledged them, but I am not quite certain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was an ordinary transaction with no secrecy, and nothing suspicious about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-175" type="given" value="ARTHUR HENRY"/>ARTHUR HENRY WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Needs, pawnbroker, of 14, Chapel Street, Edgware Road—this silver and ivory paper knife was pledged with me on 5th December for 5s. in the name of John Williams, of 21, Bell Street, by the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-176" type="surname" value="POLLING"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-176" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN POLLING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to George Attenborough and Sons, of Fleet Street—these silver-plated candlesticks were pawned with me on December 5th, in the name of John Williams, of 15, Connaught Street, for 10s.—I do not recognise the person pawning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960113-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-177" type="surname" value="WHEATLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18960113-name-177" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHEATLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant X</hi>). On December 27th I arrested the prisoner—I told him I should take him into custody for burglary in this house and stealing property—he said, "I don't know anything about it"—he was taken to the station, and placed with other persons and identified by Smart—he was taken to Notting Hill Station, where he said, "I wish to say that I received the property, but did not steal it; I saw a chance to earn a bit, and I did; I own I pawned the stuff, and I wish this to be stated to the Magistrate"—he had been told then of the articles; the property had not been found—when remanded he expressed a wish to see me to give me information where the property was pledged—the Magis
<lb/>trate let me see the prisoner, and he gave me such information that I recovered all the property, except the salver; the prisoner said he did not know where that was; he thought somewhere in the City Road, but he would have told me if he had known.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not mention any price as paid by him for the salver—afterwards he mentioned the name of Fleming; he said, "I gave it back to a man named Fleming"—I have been trying to find that man and cannot—I do not know that the prisoner is a dealer—George Rogers, when Cross-examined in another case by the prisoner, said he had had several transactions with the prisoner, and knew him to be a dealer, and I think probably it is so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of obtaining goods by false pretences in January</hi>, 1893.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960113-138-offence-1 t18960113-name-180"/>Percy Hutton Barber</persName>, to which he</rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">awarded £2 to George Rogers, a pawnbroker's assistant, who had greatly assisted the police.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday and Friday, January</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi> in
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FARRELLY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in hearing of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">desired to withdraw his plea of Not Guilty and to plead Guilty.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">His father spoke to his good character, and stated that he had been led astray by reading trashy literature and tales of crime and horror. The prisoner expressed his regret, and the prosecutrix recommended him to mercy.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<p>had ordered to be made up for cleaning the gold embroidery on a fancy dress—a doctor was sent for—I rushed upstairs, and don't know what I did—the doctor gave the baby and me something; ether, I think—the police were communicated with.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-189" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA LONGHURST</persName> </hi>. I am cook to Mrs. Morris—on 2nd December I cooked some mince for the baby's dinner, and gave it in a proper con
<lb/>dition to the prisoner to take upstairs, about 1.45—it was brought back a little later by the housemaid, and then it smelt strongly of ammonia—I asked the prisoner what had happened to it—she said, "Nothing."</p>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-190" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE POWELL</persName> </hi>. I am nurse to the baby, Gwendolin Morris—on 2nd December I returned from a walk with her—I gave her some milk to drink, which I got out of a little room adjoining the nursery, where we always keep it—it was the prisoner's duty to take the milk upstairs—the baby tasted a little drop and said it was nasty, and spat it out—I tasted a little drop, and found it was nasty—I met the prisoner on the landing, and showed it to her and said, "I think the milk has gone sour"—she said, "Yes, it looks it; shall I take it downstairs and throw it away?—I said, "No, I will keep it, and show it to Mrs. Morris when she comes up"—she made no answer, but went off—a little while after the prisoner brought up the baby's dinner of mince and potatoes; it smelt strongly of ammonia—she put it on the table and went out of the room—I took it out to the housemaid who was on the landing, and she took it down
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-191" type="given" value="ELIZABETH KATE"/>ELIZABETH KATE SMART</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid at 21, Courtfield Gardens—on December 2nd I was standing on the landing when the prisoner passed me with the baby's mince—it smelt strongly of ammonia—I asked her what it was—she said, "Perhaps it is in the milk"—there was some milk on a slab on the landing—the prisoner took the mince into the nursery and then brought the milk to me to smell—it did not smell at all—the prisoner went downstairs—I went into an adjoining room and was there two or three minutes when the nurse brought me the dinner to smell; it smelt of ammonia—she asked me to take it downstairs, and I took it down into the kitchen, and then fetched Mrs. Morris.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-192" type="given" value="PHILIP PERCIVAL"/>PHILIP PERCIVAL WYCKHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner—about 2.45 on December 2nd, I was called to 21, Courtfield Gardens, where Mrs. Morris showed me this bottle labelled "Poison"—the contents smelt of prussic acid—the bottle bears the seal I put on it in the policeman's presence—she also showed me a can of milk which smelt of prussic acid—I gave the child an antidote of ether—about a tea-spoonful of liquid was left in the bottle—I was shown a plate of minced meat which smelt very strongly of ammonia—I subsequently analysed the contents of the bottle, and found by three different tests evidence of prussic acid—I analysed the milk and found evidence of prussic acid in it—prussic acid is a poison—the contents of the bottle were a strong solution of potassic cyanide, which is used principally in photography; I was told that in this instance it was used for cleaning gold lace—there was no ammonia in the milk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-193" type="given" value="EDITH MARY"/>EDITH MARY JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a hospital nurse—before December 2nd I had been nursing Mr. Morris's mother, who was then dead—I was called down by Mrs. Morris—I saw the prisoner produce this bottle labelled "Poison" from the dustbin; she gave it to me—I noticed</p>
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<p>written on it "A lotion for gold lace," and the label at the top—I asked the prisoner why she had done it—she said she did not like to take the baby's food upstairs—I asked her what she had done with the ammonia bottle; she said she had put it down the w.c.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-194" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOWELL</persName> </hi> (156
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). About 2.45 on December 2nd I was called to 21, Courtfield Gardens—Mrs. Morris made a statement to me and gave me this blue bottle, a plate of mince which smelt strongly of ammonia, and a can containing milk—I handed those to Dr. Wyckham—I arrested the prisoner and told her that on the charge made by Mrs. Morris I should arrest her and take her to the station, where she would be charged with putting a kind of poison from this bottle into the food—she said, "I don't want my mother to know"—I handed the bottle to the doctor, who sealed it up in my presence—she made no reply when charged at the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">strongly recommended her to mercy on account of her youth.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> Two witnesses deposed to her previous good character.—
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-197" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE REASON</persName> </hi>. I live at 44, Winchester Street, Paddington—on January 9th I returned home from work about 7.30—the prisoner, who is my husband, was at home, sober—we had a few words and then he struck and kicked me several times—next morning I got up to go to work, but found I could not stand to my work from the kicks he had given me, and I returned home between 10.30 and 10.45—the prisoner was sitting having his breakfast—I took the teapot off the hob and poured myself out a cup of tea; he
<hi rend="italic">slashed</hi> it in the fire, and said if I wanted tea I was either to work or go in the streets for it—he struck me across the left thigh with this knife; it only cut this apron, and did not go far; then he struck me in the chest with the knife and cut my belt; it bent the knife—I ran to go out of the door, and he tried to twist me over on the bed, and I put up my right foot and wrist to push him back, and the knife scratched my wrist—he said, "You b——cow, I mean doing for you now"—this is the belt, it is marked by the knife; the knife did not go through it, because the knife bent—I went and saw the policeman, and he took me to the doctor, who dressed my arm—I had not attacked my husband on the evening of the 9th in any way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not start quarrelling with you and calling you names when I came home on January 9th—I was not the worse for drink—I did not go to a public-house at all that evening—I had to go out to escape your violence—I did not say I would do for you—I did not hit you in the ribs—I did not take up a chair against you—I did not take your knife from the plate and run round the table—it is not true that I had the knife between my legs, and that the accident happened as you were taking it away—I had not taken a knife in my hand that morning, for I went away from home without a cup of tea.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-198" type="given" value="GEORGE ALEXANDER"/>GEORGE ALEXANDER KELMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner at 11, Carlton Terrace, Harrow Road—I examined prosecutrix on</p>
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<p>January 10th, and found a clean cut wound on the outside of the right wrist, two inches long, and penetrating through all the soft parts, ex
<lb/>posing the bone and dividing the tendons of the ring and little finger—I stitched up the wound b——yt he Magistrate's request, at Marylebone Police-court. I examined her and found a bruise of recent origin on her left hip, about three inches long by one inch wide—I think the wound would have been caused by this knife—it would have required very con
<lb/>siderable violence to cause it—I don't see, from the position of the wound, how it could have been caused by the prisoner trying to get the knife in a struggle, because it was on the outside of the wrist, and of such an ex
<lb/>tent—if it were accidental it would have been a mere notch, and not so long or deep—in my opinion it was deliberate—most likely the bruise I examined would have been caused by a kick.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). About 11 a.m., on January 10th the prose
<lb/>cutrix came to me and made a statement, in consequence of which I arrested the prisoner, and told him I should take him into custody for stabbing his wife—he said, "I won't go to the station with you"—I said, "You will have to," and he came to the station—he said, "I did not do it"—when the charge was made at the police-station he said, "Oh, that will do."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, denied that he had used violence to his wife; and stated that the cut was caused accidentally when he was trying to take the knife from her.</hi> </p>
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<p>143.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JOHN O'CONNOR</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to convict the prisoner.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE HAWKINS</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960113-name-203" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18960113-name-203" type="given" value="ALEXANDRINE"/>ALEXANDRINE FRASER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—I live at 52, Free
<lb/>grove Road, Holloway—on December 10th I was coming out of my kitchen at one o'clock, to go downstairs, and I collided on the landing with my husband, who was coming down from the sitting-room, and was on the last step—before the collision I saw he had in his right band a tumbler—something came from the glass on to my face when we collided, and I felt my face burning and went off to the doctor, who attended to it, it was a little burnt—my husband and I were quite sober—I saw the glass was nearly half full of a dark liquid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We had been married ten years, and had always lived happily together; he was in India part of the time—we had no quarrel on December 10th—I heard him coming down, and I was going down
<lb/>stairs—I was nervous about him, he had been for many nights without sleep—the landing was 32 inches across at its widest part—there is a cupboard at the narrowest part—I was going with some speed when we collided—I did not see him throw anything at me—I afterwards saw marks on the side wall and cupboard—my husband had sunstroke and brain fever in India, and, in consequence, he sometimes suffers from</p>
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<p>insomnia—he was a tea-planter in India, and had a knowledge of chemicals—he mixes all his own medicines in his room upstairs—he was coining down with this glass for water, I suppose—he was taking medi
<lb/>cine at this t