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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 24th, 1896, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-1" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-2" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WILLS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-3" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-4" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., LL.D., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-5" 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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<interp inst="t18960224-name-6" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, M.P.,
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-7" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-8" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-11" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK PLATT ALLISTON</hi> </persName>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi> </persName>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-14" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-15" type="given" value="JOHN ROBERT"/>JOHN ROBERT COOPER</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-16" type="given" value="THOMAS GEORGE"/>THOMAS GEORGE BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-17" type="given" value="CLARENCE"/>CLARENCE BECKFORD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILKIN, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars (**) that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">A R</hi>). On February 10th, at a quarter past ten p.m., I was on duty in York Street, and saw Cooper loitering about St. James's Railway Station—I passed him, and saw Mahoney standing with three other men—I dispersed them—the two prisoners went towards St. James's Railway Station—I was in uniform—as I turned to leave the station I saw a man come out of the western door and take a hasty look round—I went up and saw Cooper standing by a gentleman, and Mahoney close to him, and he took a coin from his left hand and said, "Take that," and ran away—I seized Mahoney and said, "Give me what you have in your hand"—he refused, and struggled to run away; I blew my whistle for assistance—Mahoney said, "This is for drink, Mr. Grant"—assistance came; the constable took the coin from Mahoney's right hand and gave me the sovereign—he said, "I will go quietly"—at the station he said, "On Wednesday evening I had a drink with Mr. Grant"—at 7.30 I went to St. James's Park Tavern, and saw Cooper sitting down—I called him outside, and said I should take him for being with Mahoney, for stealing a sovereign from a gentleman, name unknown—he said, "What are you taking me for?"—I found no money on Mahoney, only a small article and A knife—nothing was found on Cooper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mahoney.</hi> You struggled to get away from me to get at Mr. Grant; you called him by name—I did not know him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cooper.</hi> You were loitering about; you were not minding a cab.</p>
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<p>being snatched from my hand at the booking office by Mahoney, but I did not know him; and I cannot recognise him as the man who robbed me—I know Cooper by sight, as standing by a cab rank sometimes—I am not in very good health, and am now under a doctor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mahoney.</hi> I do not recollect drinking with you at the Aquarium Tavern on February 6th, nor having seen you before, nor your telling me of your troubles—I did not speak to you on the night of the 10th; I have not known you for several years—you asked me at the Police-court if I had not given you a sovereign; I never did—I knew Cooper by sight; he may have got me a cab sometimes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Mahoney.</hi> "I plead guilty, if you will kindly dispose of this case, and take into consideration that whatever sentence you may pass, I shall have to serve nine months; my mother is dead, and my wife in a madhouse."
<hi rend="italic">Cooper.</hi> "No; dispose of the case, that is all."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Mahoney's defence.</hi> "It looks very black against me, I admit. I have known Mr. Grant a considerable time; he gave me 9d. to get a drink, and promised to assist me the next time he saw me; and when I saw him on this night, he said, 'Wait till I get change for a sovereign.' He held it in his left hand. The policeman pounced upon me at once; I said, 'Let me speak to Mr. Grant; this is no robbery; he will give it to me willingly.'"</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A previous conviction was also proved against</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Connor's father deposed to his son's good character.—
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Clark.</hi> You did not speak to me in the bar after the prosecutor was robbed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Didden, in his defence, stated that he saw the prosecutor lying on the ground, and put his hand into his pocket.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Clark said that he asked the prosecutor to treat him, that the prosecutor hit him, and he hit back, and the prosecutor fell to the ground, and then Didden came up and put his hand into his pocket.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners then</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> I deny that; I said that I took the compasses out of the bag.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, said that he picked the bag up in the doorway, opened it, and put the compasses in his pocket, and was going to take the bag back.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on June</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888,
<hi rend="italic">and was sentenced to Five Years' Penal Servitude.—
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<interp inst="t18960224-248-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Unlawfully attempting to steal letters from a pillar-box.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, for putting a deleterious sub
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On February 14th I was on duty in Trinity Square which is outside the City—I heard a clock strike 11.30, looked at the pillar-box, and it was all right; I put my hand in the aperture—ten minutes later I examined it again, found some sticky stuff on the box, and saw the prisoner moving off; he ran; I chased him forty yards, took him, and asked what he ran away for—he said that he never saw me; he ran to catch a train—he had one hand in his pocket—I asked what he had in his hand—he said, "Only a little advertisement," and pulled out this paper, covered with a sticky substance—I afterwards went back to the place where I arrested him, and found this letter, with a sticky sub
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-66" type="given" value="HENRY WILSON"/>HENRY WILSON DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am an analyst in Government employ at Somerset House—Walker brought me a tin box, a letter, and a card—I examined them microscopically; they had on them a paste made of wheat flour—it would be adhesive if stuck on a letter-box—I found it on the sleeve of his coat, on the letter, on the card, and on this piece of paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The stain on the coat was dry; but I do not know whether it was of long standing—there was sticky stuff in each of the pockets.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-67" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Muscovy Court, Trinity Square—on February 14th I wrote a letter to Mr. Webb, and posted it in the box outside the Trinity House at 9.15.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM ALFRED"/>WILLIAM ALFRED PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am a postman in the E.C. District—I cleared this box about 8.5 on February 14th—the mouth of the box was quite clean then—the next clearing would be at midnight.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-69" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the Post Office—I cleared this box on February 14th, at 12.15, and found some sticky stuff in the opening—I produce a piece of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that the heard the clock strike a quarter to twelve, and was running to get a glass of beer before the public-houses closed, and the policeman, who he had not seen, stopped him; that he knew nothing about the pillar box; that he did not give the policeman the paper, and that the paste on his coat had been there for eighteen months, and was caused by his making up parcels as a bookbinder.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">S. PILBEAN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The man I ran after turned back and looked round—I did not lose sight of him—I am sure no other man was running—this was his under-coat—he gave a correct name and address—I understand he is a tobacconist and confectioner, but has been out of em
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<p>some time—I cannot ascertain that he has been a book-binder.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-248-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The officer stated that the adhesive substance had been found in the same letter-box eight times in six weeks.—
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<hi rend="italic">For Old Court, Tuesday, see page</hi> 413.)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> 10s. of the said Society, his masters.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-249-18960224 t18960224-249-punishment-19"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NOBLE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-74" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed hawker, of Sunbury—on Saturday, 5th Feb., about two o'clock, the prisoner came and asked me to let him have a horse for a week to carry out a contract—I said that he might have one for three days—he said, "I will give you £1 for three days"—he was sober—we went to the Salthorne Inn, and had some drink, and a baker there drew up this document, but did not read it to me, or tell me what was in it; I cannot read or write; the prisoner put his mark to it:—"February 19th, 1896. Bought of George Johnson by Thomas Stone. If not suitable in three days Mr. Stone will pay £10: or £1, and return the horse to the owner"—I had the horse with me—the prisoner got on his back and rode away—at the end of three days I made inquiries and found the prisoner at Hounslow on Sunday, the 9th, sitting on Powder Mill Bridge—I said, "Good-morning"—he said, "Did you have that note I sent you?"—I said, "No; you must come to the Police-station with me"—he said, "I will come if you will forgive me for what I have done"—we went to the Police-station, where he said to the sergeant, "I turned the horse on to the moor"—the sergeant would not take the charge, and told me to go and see whether the horse was there, and come back and let him know—I went to look for it, and in consequence of what I heard I went to Mr. Brazier, of Staines, a horse slaughterer, and in consequence of what he told me I got a warrant—on Tuesday, February 11th, I saw my horse at Mr. Reynolds', at Han worth—the prisoner was arrested, and I charged him—I received no money from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not tell the baker to write, "Bought of George Johnson," or say anything about the prisoner paying £10 for the horse—the prisoner was sober enough to mount the horse and ride off—I go about from place to place—I did not ask the prisoner where he lived, or make any inquiries about him; he came with ah apron on, and said that he was a contractor, and wanted the horse to draw bricks—when I saw him on February 9th I did not ask him for the money for the horse; I thought, as he had not returned it, he was going to take it altogether, and I should buy another.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-75" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BRAZIER</persName> </hi>. I am a horse dealer and slaughterer, of London</p>
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<p>Road, Staines—on February 5th, about four p.m., the prisoner came and said, "I have got a horse for you," which he brought—my house is about an hour's walk from the Spelthorne Inn—I said, "Whose horse is it?" he said, "Mine; I bought it; and have been taken in"—I said, "How much do you want for it?"—he said he would leave it to me; I gave him 15s. for it—I sold it for £2—it is alive and well, and looks better than it did before—the prisoner seemed to have had a glass, but he knew what he was doing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him six years, and never knew anything against him—I am a valuer of horses—it was an old tumble-down horse, and I am surprised to hear that the prosecutor values it at £10.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-76" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. I live at Hanworth—on February 6th I was passing through Staines—I saw Mr. Brazier; I bought a horse of him for £2.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is not worth more; if I had the transaction again I would not give £2 for it—£10 would be an absurd price.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I received a warrant on February 11th, and at 4.30 that afternoon I saw the prisoner, and read it to him—he said, "I sold the horse to Mr. Brazier for 15s."—on the way to Staines he said, "You do not call it stealing, sir?"—I said, "Yes, I do; is this the receipt you gave?"—he said, "Yes, that is my mark."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know him; he has never been charged—he said, "I sold the horse for 15s.; if I had not been drunk I should not have done such a thing."</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-250-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The prosecutor stated that he had been three weeks without his horse, and was obliged to pawn the harness for funds to come to this Court.—
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-79" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA BOXALL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Box all, a warehouseman, of 38
<hi rend="smallCaps">A</hi>, Goodge Street, and I have a newspaper-shop there—at the end of last year, or the beginning of this, the prisoner came and gave his name on paper, R. W. or W. R. Smith, and asked me to take in letters for him—four letters came—he called three times, and took them away, and the last one he opened in my shop, and I saw a pink paper, which I believe to be a cheque.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-80" type="given" value="ALGEY"/>ALGEY LYNES</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 183, High Street, Shoreditch—on January 14th the prisoner, whom I did not know, came in for a pair of trousers, price 10s. or 10s. 6d., and tendered this cheque (
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-81" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY DEMPSTER</persName> </hi>. I am a medical man, of Ewley Station Road, Red Hill—on January 8th I received this letter, purporting to come from William Robert Smith, 38
<hi rend="smallCaps">A</hi>, Goodge Street—I knew Dr. William Robert Smith, who was attached to King's College Hospital, and believed it came from him, but did not know his writing—I sent a reply, enclosing this cheque for £3—I received information, which induced me to stop the cheque at my banker's. (
<hi rend="italic">Letter read:</hi> "My dear Dempster,—I am in a bit of a hole for want of ready cash. I want you to lend me £3 for a week or two; I know you will not mistrust me.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">WM. R. SMITH</hi>.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM ROBERT"/>WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am medical tutor at King's College Hos
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<p>and know Mr. Dempster—this letter was not written by me or by my authority—I have never lived at 38
<hi rend="smallCaps">A</hi>, Goodge Street—I never received this cheque—it would appear in an old register that Dr. Dempster and I were at King's College together—I do not know the prisoner in connection with the hospital—I never saw him at all.</p>
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<persName id="t18960224-name-83" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-83" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ARROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector D</hi>). I arrested the prisoner, and found in his possession this piece of paper, with some memoranda on it—I pasted it on this paper; it contains the names of three medical men, and their qualifications and appointments—I have compared them with the letter purporting to be signed by Mr. Smith; they are precisely the same, and the ink is the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This memorandum belongs to this envelope—you did not tell me that the envelope was given to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY CHAPLIN</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the White Hart, Coopers Square, Leman Street—I have known the prisoner about three years; I do not know what he is—he came to me in January, and asked me to cash this cheque. (
<hi rend="italic">Drawn by Eric Pritchard for</hi> £3,
<hi rend="italic">and endorsed W. R. Smith</hi>)—I did so, and paid it into my banker's—it was not paid—I lost the £3.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never heard your name till the cheque was returned—when the detective came I did not know your name; I found it out by a young woman—I did not hear you addressed by name, I only knew you by sight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. SMITH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I know the name of Eric L. Pritchard very well—this is not my endorsement—I did not give the prisoner au
<lb/>thority to sign my name on this cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he was the tool of another man, who he believed to be a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, and who sent him to fetch the letters.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-251-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960224-name-85 t18960224-alias-1"/>Charles Clarke</rs> </persName>, on May</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to Three Years' Penal Servitude.—
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<hi rend="italic">Stewart</hi>, lying at Fresh Wharf—on February 22nd I was ashore, and met the prisoner; my friend gave him a glass of beer, and so did I—I asked him to get me a comfortable lodging, and he took me to a lodging-house in Cable Street—we slept in the same room; he had one bed, and I the other—I hung my coat and waistcoat at the foot of the bed—I had three sovereigns and two half-sovereigns in the waistcoat pocket—the prisoner had a can, and I gave him some beer in it—the landlord woke me up, and my money was gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I was not drunk; I had only had a little peppermint.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not knock at my door and ask me to let you down into the yard—you said you wanted to go out to get some drink, but would come back again—you were dressed just as when you came in—£1 1s. 4d. was found in the beer-can.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On the night of February 22nd, or the morning of the 23rd, I was called to Cable Street, and saw the prisoner with a can in his hand—I looked in it, and found a sovereign and 1s. 4d., and 8d. on him—I cannot find the rest of the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not find the can by the side of the bed—you had it in your hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I know nothing about his money."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I went to the house with him. I was in bed two or three minutes before him. I could see from where I lay that he was shuffling about in his pockets. About 2.15 I got up, but I did not attempt to go down till I knocked at the governor's door. He came out and said, "You must not go." I said, "I want to go down to the yard; if you think there is anything wrong, send for a policeman." I went upstairs again. The policeman picked up the sovereign from the chair by the bed where this man slept.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<p>and told him what I had heard; I then went back to the house—the scream I heard was from the stairs—I was in the basement, on a level with the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I remember Mrs. Pearson going away to nurse some
<lb/>one some six weeks before this—when she was away mother used to carry up his dinner to the prisoner—she was very kind to him—when Margaret was going to school she called out, "Good-bye, mother," and mother called out something in reply—that was about five minutes before I heard the scream.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-96" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old; I was living at 12, Greenside Road, with my mother and sisters—on Monday, January 20th, I was at school in the morning—I returned about a quarter to one; I had my dinner—about one, mother went upstairs with some dinner—about half-past one I was ready to go back to school; mother had not come downstairs again; I called out "Good-bye," and she answered, I think, from inside Mrs. Pearson's room—I did not hear any other voice in the room—shortly after I left the house my sister Mary ran after me and told me something, and the doctor and police were fetched—the other children are all younger than I.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I generally took up the prisoner's dinner to him—I remember mother saying that day, "I must take some dinner up to that poor creature upstairs"—she said that kindly—she was always exceed
<lb/>ingly kind to him, and we all were; we thought him a little strange—when I called out "Good-bye, Another," she answered in her ordinary voice, just the same as she did any other day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). About 1.40 in the afternoon of January 20th, Mary Chambers came to me on fixed point duty, and I went to 12, Greenside Road—I knocked twice at the door; I got no answer—I went round to the back, found the door open, went into the kitchen and into the passage; it was dark; it was very foggy—I stumbled against something, struck a light, and then saw the woman lying on the right side in a cramped position, with her throat cut; the body was in the pas
<lb/>sage, but the head was lying in the room—I sent for the doctor—a little child was in the front breakfast-room—I found this hammer lying at the feet of the body; it had wet blood on it—I also found this small shoe-maker's knife lying in a pool of blood by the side of the body—I did not go upstairs till the sergeant came.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On January 20th, about ten minutes to two, I went to 12, Greenside Road, and there found the deceased lying in the passage dead; the last witness and the two daughters were there—I traced foot-marks of blood upstairs into the first floor front room; they had the appearance of bare feet; the room door was half open—I looked into the room, and saw the prisoner there; he was in the act of placing a shirt under the bed; I picked it up; there was blood on the wristband—I said to him, "What are you doing here?"—he said, "Eh?"—I repeated my question—he said, "I am a lodger"—I said, "I shall detain you on suspicion of murdering the woman downstairs"—he made no reply—I took possession of the shirt—I found a pair of men's socks saturated with blood, inside and outside, also a towel, a neckerchief, and a small piece of flannel, with blood on them—there was a basin of water in the room slightly discoloured—he wiped his hand on his coat; it had a small blood mark.</p>
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<p>on the arm—I took him to the station, and saw marks of fresh blood on his coat and vest.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant T</hi>). I went to the house and saw the prisoner in the first floor room—I said, "You will be charged with mur
<lb/>dering a woman, whose body is downstairs, by cutting her throat"; I also cautioned him—he replied, "I have nothing to say"—he was taken to the station; blood was found on various parts of his clothing, and also on his bare feet.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">T R</hi>). On 20th January I found this white-handled knife, covered with wet blood, a few stairs up from the passage.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-101" type="given" value="THOMAS JOSEPH"/>THOMAS JOSEPH CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>. I am a son of Mrs. Chambers; I used to live with her—I recognise these two knives as belonging to her; they used to be kept in the breakfast parlour.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-102" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and by occupation a nurse—up to the 20th January I lived at 12, Greenside Road, Shepherd's Bush, on the first floor, as a lodger of Mrs. Chambers; the prisoner is my son—previous to the 25th September last year he had been away for over six years; I then found him in my room on my return—he did not recognise me; he stayed with me, sleeping on the sofa, for a couple of days or so—when he last left home I had a tumour on the side of my face, which had changed my appearance, and he did not know me—he had been to where I had formerly lodged to inquire where I was to be found—after I spoke to him he knew me—he did not tell me where he had been—I asked him one or two questions, but I got no answer from him; so I did not trouble—I did not know at all where he had been—he remained with me two nights, sleeping on the sofa—he went out during the day, and came back at night; I do not know at all what he did—I told him I had no accommodation for him—he did not seem to take any notice; he went away for four weeks; he did not tell me where he was going; I did not hear from him during those four weeks—he then came back; that must have been towards the end of October; and stayed with me again—I asked him once or twice where he had been, but he made no answer, or very little—he did nothing; he went out in the morning and came back at night—sometimes he would read a little, but he said nothing; he would sit there quiet—I spoke to him several times about the inconvenience of his stopping there, but he made no answer—towards the middle of November he would not eat his food; he was lying in bed for four days; I could not get him up; he would only just take a cup of tea—I asked my doctor what I could do with him; he said I had better have him taken to the infirmary—I have asked him what was the matter with him, but he did not make me any answer—I got an order, and he was taken to Fulham Infirmary for about a month, up to the middle of December; Mrs. Chambers and I went one visiting day to see him there—I asked him if he felt better; he said "Yes"—I told him he had better stay there for the winter, as I could not afford to keep him—he took no notice—I told him he would have to leave, for I was expecting to be called out every day—he came back to me about the middle of December, and stayed as before, and then I left for six weeks—I then asked Mrs. Chambers to attend to him, and left some money with her, and I called in occasionally of an evening to see Mrs. Chambers—on Friday, January 10th, I called and found the prisoner in my room—I got angry with him, and told him</p>
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<p>he would have to leave, as Mrs. Chambers had given me notice on account of his being there; Mrs. Chambers had gone up with me—he got angry with me, and said he would pick the chair up and hit me on the head, and split my head open, if I said anything more to him—Mrs. Chambers interposed, and said he ought not to speak to me like that—then we both left, leaving him in the room—I just called in on Friday, the 17th, but did not go upstairs or see him—this hammer is mine; I used to keep it in a box under my sofa.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When he came home on September 25th he thought Mrs. Chambers was his mother; he asked her if she was—when I put questions to him as to where he had been he would not give any answer, or offer any remark—he would sit there in a moody sort of way—for five days before he was removed to the infirmary he took no food; Mrs. Chambers sent it by the children—in the infirmary he refused food for four days—when I called on the Friday night before this, he seemed rather angry with Mrs. Chambers at interposing, but he did not say any
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<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On the evening of January 8th, about eight, I was called to 12, Greenside Road by Mrs. Chambers, and went to the first floor front room, the door of which I found locked—I knocked several times, and, getting no answer, I burst in the door—I found the prisoner in bed, and undressed, but wide awake—another constable, who was with me, said, "Well, what is the matter with you?"—he made no answer—I said, "Why did not you open the door?"—he made no answer—Mrs. Chambers said, "You are a sulky, sullen fellow. Why did you not open the door when I knocked?"—he made no reply to that—there was a tray in the room, and teacups and plates—I did not see any food; it looked as if food had been taken up—Mrs. Chambers said, "You see I brought him food on this tray, which he had yesterday; I have brought food up to him before, and placed it outside the door, but he has refused to eat it"—he made no answer—the constable and I then came away—he never spoke a word.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mrs. Chambers had complained of his locking himself up from about nine p.m. the previous evening—I thought that extraor
<lb/>dinary and I thought his appearance very strange—I could not say that he was quite off his head—I thought him ill at the time, and thought it funny that he did not answer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-104" type="given" value="FREDERICK ARTHUR"/>FREDERICK ARTHUR MAYNARD</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical man, and live at 6 Archurch Road—on January 20th, about twenty minutes to two, I was called to 12, Greenside Road—I there found the body of the deceased lying in the basement passage; she was not quite dead; she died within a minute or two of my arrival—there was blood in two or three places on the floor—I found some wounds in her throat, and also on the head—I subsequently made a post-mortem examination—I found a large bruise on the left fore-arm, and a bruise on the little finger and the index finger of the right hand—that one might have been caused by this hammer, but not those on the head; altogether I found sixteen wounds; some of them might have been caused by the hammer, not all—there were two on the, back of the head—they were scalp wounds—they might have been caused by a blunt instrument, such as a hammer—four or five of those on the forehead were quite clean cuts, as if from a knife—the others</p>
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<p>were lacerated and jagged—the two large wounds at the back of the head must have been caused with considerable violence, the others were not so severe—the two may probably have stunned her—I examined the neck—on the right side I found a punctured wound which penetrated the neck from one side to the other, severing the arteries, veins, gullet, and wind-pipe—profuse bleeding must have resulted—on the left side of the neck there was an incised wound half an inch deep and four inches in length—the one on the right side of the neck could have been caused by this large knife; the one on the left might have been done with either knife.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
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<lb/>day and heard the evidence, and have been furnished with a copy of the depo
<lb/>sitions taken before the Magistrate—I have had two interviews with the prisoner; he is of weak intellect, and when I examined him was suffering from delusions, especially with regard to his mother—he said she was not his mother, that she was not the woman he was bred from, that his brothers and sisters were all bred from different women—at times he made very rambling and incoherent remarks—he has chronic disease of the ear, a purulent discharge, and polypus in the external canal—there is no evidence of any definite disease of the brain—there is abscess and inflammation of membranes of the brain—I think it probable that he was of unsound mind at the time this tragedy was committed—I believe he was under the influence of an attack of acute homicidal mania at the time he committed the act—I think he did not understand the nature and quality of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen a great number of cases of homicidal mania—it is not necessary that there should be in all such cases delusion or hallucination, but it is more apt to occur where there has been previous unsoundness of mind—sullenness and moroseness favour the idea—at first I had some doubt as to the possibility of shamming, but those doubts were removed upon a second examination—on the first day I found no evidence of delusion, his memory was fairly good, and he answered many questions fairly enough—I ascertained that he was in Dartmoor five years—he was sentenced to six years' penal servitude for house-breaking—after his discharge he was at Pentonville a week, he was then sent home on September 25th—I did not ask him as to his treatment at the infirmary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I made my examination of the prisoner at the request of the Treasury.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN JAMES"/>JOHN JAMES PITCAIRN</persName> </hi>. I am Assistant Medical Officer at Her Majesty's Prison, Holloway—Dr. Walker is ill, and has been for some weeks—I have seen his report in this case—I substantially agree with the evidence given by Dr. Bastian, and am prepared to offer similar evidence,—the prisoner's conduct in prison has been just as morose and sullen as it was before he was arrested—he has never held any communication with any of his fellow prisoners—his mental capacity shows him to be inca
<lb/>pable of shamming—he told me that the children of Mrs. Pearson had faces very black, and he entered into a long disquisition, without any mean
<lb/>ing as to black and white children—he has a very ill-shaped head—</p>
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<p>he spoke about what he called a coin table, and made a curiously involved statement as to its having something to do with arithmetic—he has what is known to specialists as a distinctly neurotic tendency and a deformed palate.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 26
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960224-257-offence-1 t18960224-name-111"/>George Cooper</persName>, and stealing a bag and 216 boxes of cigars, his property.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-112" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BIRD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Patrol</hi>). On February 11th I was with another officer in Aldgate, at 6.5 a.m., and saw the prisoner drawing a barrow containing a number of sacks—I said, "What have you got in those sacks?"—he said, "Cigars"—I said, "Whose are they?"—he said, "My master's, where I work, Mr. Van Salk, of Fenchurch Street"—I said, "Where are you going to take them?"—he said, "To the railway-station; any mate took away the invoice in his pocket last night, and that is where I am going"—we walked some way with him; he put the barrow down, and said, "Come on, I will show you the house; I know it when I see it"—he said that it was Osier's, in Northumberland Avenue—I re
<lb/>mained with the barrow, and let Pearson go with him—in about twenty minutes Pearson ran back to me, and took the barrow; we went into Bell Lane, and saw the prisoner in custody—I took him to the station—on opening the bag we found a card with the name of Van Salk, 66, Fenchurch Street, on it—there were 219 boxes of cigars in the barrow—I found on the prisoner a watch and chain, a large seaman's knife, a box of matches, and a pair of dirty socks, which had evidently been put over his boots—the barrow had on it the name of Scrivner, of Crutched Friars—there is no such place as Northumberland Avenue there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-113" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PEARSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Bird—we followed the prisoner into Bell Lane, Spitalfields, about six o'clock, where he was stopped—we asked what he had in the barrow; he said, "Cigars"—we asked where he was going to take them—he said, "To Farringdon; I got them from Mr. Osier, in Northumberland Avenue"—he put the barrow down, put on his coat, and said, "Come with me; I will show you where Roberts lives"—he asked a man if be knew where Roberts lived—he said, "Yes, just up there"—I said, "It is no good," and was just going to seize</p>
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<p>him, when I received a blow from behind, not from the prisoner, and then a second blow, and fell into a shed—they tried to close the door, but I struggled, and saw the prisoner leaving the court—I gave chase, and saw him enter Brunswick Buildings—I did not see any more of him till I saw; him in Newman's custody five minutes afterwards, and said, "That is the man I want"—I went back to Bird, and told him—I saw the prisoner in a cell—he said, "It was a fair capture, governor; it is a bit of luck that I was caught."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> There were two men before we passed you with the truck; one was a short man; they did not put their hands on the truck.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-114" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NEWMAN</persName> </hi> (47
<hi rend="italic">H R</hi>). On February 11th, about 6.20, I heard a police-whistle, ran into Galston Street, and saw several persons going into some buildings—I went to the other side, and the prisoner came running through, and said, "He has gone this way, governor, the man you want"—he ran, and I ran and caught him, and asked him what he was running for—he said, "To get home"—I said, "You must come with me"—he said, "To tell you the truth, governor, it is my mate you want"—I took him in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-115" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOOPER</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at 66, Fenchurch Street, which, is let out in offices—I live on the third floor—on February 10th, at 11.30 p.m., I saw this bag safe, and the office fastened up safely—next morning: the police showed me that the place had been broken into from some waste ground at the back; a window three feet long in the office had been taken out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-116" type="given" value="HEINDRICH VAN"/>HEINDRICH VAN SALK</persName> </hi>. I am a cigar merchant, and have a room on the ground floor at 66, Fenchurch Street; this bag is mine; it contained 222 boxes of cigars, 119 of which have been recovered—they were safe the evening before, and the office was securely fastened; there was no window out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On February 11th I examined 66, Fenchurch Street, and found that this padlock had been forced from the wall, and a door adjoining the premises leading to some vacant land at the back—the window of Mr. Van Salk's office had been removed and twisted over—a pot of treacle was found in the office—this knife and some putty were found on the prisoner—there was a hole in the glass three feet long and eighteen inches wide; the glass was split in two, as if it had been cut with a diamond.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-118" type="given" value="ERNEST ARTHUR"/>ERNEST ARTHUR SIDEY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Charles Thomas Scrivner; I saw a barrow belonging to him at Seething Lane Station—it was safe on Monday night at 6.30, when I left Crutched Friars—it was taken away for safety.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890,
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<hi rend="italic">The Interpreter explained that "Piedmontese" meant all persons who were not Neapolitans</hi>). I hastily drew back, clutching his shoulders; and his necktie, which was loose, remained in my hand; I gave it to the police; this is it—his friends ran away, he stared at me a little while, and then ran away—I could not run after him on account of the bleeding—a friend of mine, who had been stabbed by the prisoner the week before, took me to the hospital—I was there four days, and have not been able to work yet—I feel the wound still when I cough.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When we met that evening you did not say, "Don't go and call your companions to come and kill me"—you shook hands with me—you did not say, "Don't kill your companion, but if you like to have it out, now is the time"—I did not search in my pocket for a knife; I had no knife, not even a penknife—I cannot use my right arm at all—you did not say, "Don't use any instrument, because I am the younger of the two"—you had shown your knife to several people—it is not true that I wanted £16 not to appear in Court; your friends came to my bedroom and asked if I would withdraw from the prosecution—I said that my blood was not to be sold, and I would not have any money.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The man whom the prisoner had stabbed the week before was a friend of mine, and the prisoner seemed to owe me a grudge on that account; he was here yesterday and the day before, but the Inspector said it was not necessary that he should remain.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN NICHOLLS</hi>. I am a grocer, of 49, Stevenson Street, Canning Town—in October last I made the female prisoner's acquaintance—she said her name was
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<lb/>duced him at Poplar Station, but he could tell we were engaged, because I said about the shop, what is her, is mine, and what is mine is her, and after they got into the shop we said that we would put the profits of the two shops together when there were any—we were going to get married in two or three months, and that was said in his presence—he is not deaf, and it was said in an ordinary tone—she had altogether between £70 and £75—I inquired at a registrar's office, and then showed the prisoners an extract from the marriage register; they did not deny it, but said, "Now you have found it out, there is no deception; can we not come to some arrange
<lb/>ment?" and that they would pay off 10s. a week—I communicated with the police—I would not have made these advances if I had known she was a married woman—we behaved as lovers, and I used to kiss her in his presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She had a brass wedding-ring; I did not give her that; and I did not see it till she went to the landlord, and then she told me she borrowed it of a person downstairs to keep up the deception with the landlord—the shop was to be stocked with the same sort of things that I dealt in—she did not talk about getting a divorce from her husband, but he said something in a playful sort of way after it was found out—she did not say that she was married, and that her husband was at the German Hospital, Dalston—I am a bachelor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-129" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LEE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I produce this certificate—on February 14th I took the female prisoner, about eleven p.m., at 48, Berdoe Road, and said, "I am a police officer; I shall arrest you both on a warrant"—I asked the male prisoner if his name was Sanderson—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Is this your wife, Mr. Sanderson?"—he said, "Yes"—she said, "He must have known I was married; he is the biggest
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960224-260-offence-1 t18960224-name-132"/>Lady Blanche Hozier</persName>, and stealing a kettle and other articles;</rs> and with
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS REDFEARN</hi> (67)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. E. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Saunders, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GEOGHEGAN, ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOBLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Redfearn.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-134" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROLPE</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of 110, Argyll Road, Netting Hill—last April I was in charge of work going on at 97, Cornwall Road, Bays-water—on Saturday, April 6th, I left those premises about 1.20, having locked them up—I hung the keys up in my employer's workshop—I re
<lb/>turned on Monday, 8th, about 8.30 or 9—as I went upstairs I saw several servants' aprons that had been pulled out, and scattered on the floor—I did not know exactly where the plate was kept—I went through into the dining-room, and there saw the window open—that window is at the back of the house, where there is a long garden—the ladders we had been using in our work were lying in the garden—Mrs. Burkiss, the caretaker, came in about 9.20—I did not direct her attention to this condition of things.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-135" type="given" value="FRANCIS EDWARD"/>FRANCIS EDWARD LOWLESS</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk at the West London Police-court—I was there on 3rd May, when James Saunders was charged with the larceny of a silver kettle, and other things, the property of Lady Hozier—on the hearing of that charge, Redfearn was called as a witness, and gave the evidence in this deposition; it was not read over to and signed by him because the prisoner was discharged; he said: "I live at 330, Edgware Road, and am a jeweller; I produce a soup-ladle and other articles, bought by me on 8th April from a man for 7s., about twelve noon. I do not recognise the prisoner; the man was much younger than the prisoner; there was also a grog-kettle and stand that I left on the counter after the man had gone, and it was stolen soon after I pur
<lb/>chased it"—there was a remand, and ultimately Saunders and another man were discharged, as there was not sufficient evidence of identity.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. Burkiss gave evidence on May 3rd and 10th, I think.</p>
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<persName id="t18960224-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-136" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-136" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT BURKISS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Burkiss, of 21, Convent Gardens, Netting Hill Square—last April I was acting as caretaker at 97, Cornwall Road, the residence of Lady Blanche Hozier, who was away—I was supposed to go there in the morning to see if there were any letters to forward to her ladyship—on Monday morning, April 8th, I went, and, going into the pantry, I noticed one of the drawers open, and I opened another unlocked drawer in which the silver was kept, and found all the silver was gone from the drawer—to the best of my belief this is the kettle that was taken—the window of the back room was open; it is the drawing-room, but it is used as the dining-room; the window looks into the garden.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. Her ladyship told me on the 8th not to go to the house again, but said that she would come round to my house that night—she did not come round, and I did not go to the house again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-137" type="surname" value="BURKISS"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-137" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BURKISS</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor, and am a son of the last witness—I had nothing to do with 97, Cornwall Road, of which my mother was caretaker—in April, 1895, I heard of the robbery—I was then living at home—I did not know Saunders—I first came to know him on the Monday after the robbery, April 8th—I was told that somebody wanted to see me in the Admiral public-house, in Church Street—I went there, and saw Saunders—I asked him if he wanted to see me; he said, "Yes," and he paid for some drinks there, and we went to the Green Man public-house, in the Edgware Road; he paid for something, and told me to stop there for a little while, as he was going out for a few minutes—he did not say where he was going—he came back in from ten to fifteen minutes, and gave me 4s.—I asked him what he gave me it for—he said, "I will tell you in a minute"—I said, "I do not want it; I don't know what it is for"—he would not take it back, so I put it on the counter and spent it in beer—he told me he had been along to the old Jew's to sell the spoons and forks, which were no good, which he got from 97, Cornwall Road—he said he got in there through the back window—I said, "I expect my mother will get the sack now"—he said, "Oh, no, she won't; that will be all right"—he said he got the things out of the drawers—I said if I had known they had been going to do it I would have stopped them—on the previous Friday, about 5.30 or 6, I had seen Saunders in Kensington Park Road, drinking at the Grasshopper public-house—I was with some
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> outside, and he passed by two or three times—I did not speak to him—I have known Mott about twelve months—I never saw him with Saunders—Saunders did not mention the name of anyone as being with him when he got these things out of 97, Cornwall Road—after the Monday I did not see Saunders till I saw him charged at the Police-court on May 3rd—he was charged alone—I gave evidence there—Tom Putt came and told me to go to the Admiral; he was one of the men there—Mott told me on the Friday who he was—when I got to the Admiral on the Monday I recognised him by some sores on his neck as the man I had seen, at the Grasshopper on the Friday—I was told he would be in the Admiral—Mott told me on the Monday morning where he was</p>
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<p>and I went up to him and said, "Do you want to see me?"—he said, "Yes"—I asked him what for, and he said, "I will tell you presently"—I do not know where Redfearn's shop is—I did not drink the beer—I spent the 4s. in beer to get rid of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I don't know how many quarts I got for the 4s.; I did not want the money—about a dozen men were there; none of those men are here; I do not know their names—I have no one to cor
<lb/>roborate my story about seeing Saunders in the public-house—I understood him when he told me he had committed a burglary in the house in which my mother was caretaker; he told me after giving me the 4s.—I put the 4s. all down together, and asked for four shillings-worth of beer—I took no notice how many pots, they gave me—no one is here from the public-house—Saunders paid for a drink when we got to the Green Man—it was in the Green Man he made the statement to me—when I came out of the Green Man I went towards home; I saw two or three policemen, going towards home; I did not tell them about Saunders because I did not know if anyone was following me; I might have got my head bashed in, or something of that sort; that was my only reason for not telling them, I swear—I did not swear at the Police-court my reason, because my mother would get the sack—I had worked at 97, Cornwall Road—I never went to the drawers in the pantry—I have been in the pantry—I knew there was plate in the house; my mother told me that—I had not been in the house for about a fortnight before the 8th—I had been there once when the painters were there—I worked in the house while Lady Hozier was at home—I had been in all the rooms of the house—I knew there was plate in the drawers in the pantry—I have helped my mother to clean it—I cannot say when I last helped to clean it before the 8th—I bad been away for a fortnight, if I recollect—I had last been in the house to fetch letters when the painters were in the house, about six or seven days before the burglary—I am quite sure I never told anybody that the plate was in the, pantry—I never asked the man in the public-house any question a—Sergeant Wheatley came and questioned me—I was not frightened of being taken into custody for this burglary myself—I did not know he was coming—I have never been in trouble—I have been on a merchant ship for nearly three months; I left it last Thursday—I have my dis
<lb/>charge—when the burglary took place I was living at home with my mother; I was not doing anything—soon after I went away on a barque to Algiers—I had been out of work in April, since Lady Hozier went away—on the Monday I met Mott, and he said, "You go up to the Admiral, in Church Street, and you will see a man there with some lumps behind his ear; he wants to see you"—I did not ask what he wanted to see me about—I had known Mott for twelve months—I saw him on the Sunday, outside a public-house in Kensington Park Road—I did not speak to him—I knew him when he worked for Dr. Potter—I did not
<hi rend="italic">know</hi> he had been in trouble or convicted—I have seen him in public-houses—I never drank with him—I saw him on Friday, April 5th, in a public-house—I swear I did not see him on the Saturday—I saw him on the Sunday in the Kensington Park Road—we spoke together for two or three seconds; we did not go into a public-house—I do not know when the burglary took place; Saunders did not tell me—Mott was not in the</p>
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<p>public-house when I bought four shillingsworth of beer—Wheatley came to me about five a.m. on May 2nd—between April 7th and May 2nd I had done odd days' work—I was taken to the station, and was in the billiard-room till about ten o'clock; I was told not to leave—I made my state
<lb/>ment to Wheatley when he came to my house and woke me up—police
<lb/>men were playing billiards in the room while I was there—I gave before the Magistrate evidence similar to what I have given to-day—the Magistrate dismissed the case.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am eighteen—I have been in two ships during the last nine months—I was wrecked off the Spanish coast.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-138" type="given" value="WALTER MORRIS"/>WALTER MORRIS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 109, Coleshill Buildings, West
<lb/>minster—Redfearn was my employer, at 330, Edgware Road, from the end of February, 1895, to January 4th, 1896—the Green Man public-house is about twenty yards from 330, Edgware Road—I know Saunders as bringing things to sell to Redfearn—I saw him first in April—I saw him in the shop ten to twelve times between April and July—I did not see him after July—the first time I saw him was Monday, April 8th, I believe; it was two days before Sergeant Wheatley came—I saw Redfearn pay Saunders some money that day—before that I saw this silver kettle at the back of the shop—I first saw that kettle on April 8th—I believe Redfearn said to Saunders the stuff was only plated, and he gave him the money—Redfearn asked my opinion about the kettle before Saunders came in—I examined it, and was dubious about its being silver at first—I believe it is not hall-marked; it is of foreign manufacture—I applied a test which showed it was silver of poor quality—Redfearn was present when I tested it; he said it was silver, and he could understand me not believing it was silver in the first place, because of the quality—he agreed it was silver, though of low quality—I did not price it—Redfearn did not say at the time where he got it from; some weeks afterwards he told me Saunders was the man he had bought the kettle of—I was present on the 10th, when Wheatley came and asked me if we had bought a lot for 7s.—I said I did not know—I called Redfearn in, and he produced this kettle, a soup-ladle, two sauce-ladles, some spoons and forks—Wheatley said he would have to produce them at the Police-court on his finding the thief—the things were left on the counter, and we expected the police officers back—Redfearn afterwards told me that the kettle had been stolen from the counter, and he sent a note to the police to that effect—I saw the kettle again in August at the shop, among the stock—Redfearn asked me if I would try and sell it—I believe it to be the same kettle—its weight is 41 oz.—I asked him no questions about it—its value as old silver, if melted down, would be between £4 and £5, I should say—I tried to sell it, but returned it to Redfearn, as I could not get enough for it—I was not at the Police-court in May—I submitted it to Mr. Arrowsmith, a private gentleman—he would not buy it—subsequently Mr. Sandheim had it—this postcard was written to him by Redfearn (
<hi rend="italic">staling that he was willing to submit the kettle to him</hi>)—Mr. Sandheim took the kettle away and brought it back—I was Redfearn's manager—we kept the ordinary sale books—when we bought things they were entered on a slate, from which we entered the gross amount in a bought book—no details were entered there of articles purchased—I</p>
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<p>believe I asked Arrowsmith £25 for the kettle—a silver article made abroad would not be so valuable as one made in this country.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I was born in the jewellery trade—I have no knowledge of foreign hall-marks—I have seen marks some
<lb/>thing similar to those on the kettle, but I should not know the originality of them; they would not convey to me that the kettle was silver—I have seen kettles with stands, not like this, but similar to it—I could not say where it came from—Redfearn has a plate licence—purchases are entered on the slate, and then their total is entered in the book—I was asked to resign on January 4th—I said before the Magistrate, "I believe Mr. Redfearn was in doubt as to its being silver"—I told him that I thought at my first look it was plated; that was before I tested it—after testing it he said it was silver of very low quality—I believe, when Wheatley called, the kettle was referred to as a plated article—Mr. Redfearn had two other assistants—the kettle, after being shown to Wheatley, was placed on the end of the counter; then Redfearn went out—I believe it was on the counter when he came back—I understood Wheatley was coming back for the articles in a short time, and they were kept on the counter for him—I went to dinner when Redfearn returned, and when I came back he told me the kettle was miming—I never remember anything else being stolen from the counter—I only know Inspector Conquest in connection with this case—I was asked to resign on January 4th—before Redfearn's arrest I saw Con
<lb/>quest in the Edgware Road, and he spoke to me; I did not know him before that—that was some long time before I resigned—I had never been to Scotland Yard before January 4th, or had a statement taken from me—I knew on January 4th that this kettle was in the window—I should not have said that it was concealed from view; any person coming into the shop could see it—I have seen Saunders about twelve times—he has sold small pieces of broken silver and plated spoons and forks—I believe there are large dust-heaps on the canal banks near 330, Edgware Road—I have not seen them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I mentioned £25 to Arrowsmith, because Redfearn entered it in the book at that price when it was entered out on approval to me to submit—the slate is kept for three or four days and then rubbed out—he had no stock book that I know of—Wheatley came on April 10th, the first thing in the morning—the police list arrived about nine o'clock; I do not know on which day; after we bought the kettle, I believe—I do not think that Redfearn knew the things were in the nine and Cry when he bought it—he could soon have found out if he had looked.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-139" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID SANDHEIM</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Sandheim Brothers, jewellers and curiosity dealers, of Ladbroke Grove—I have occasionally made purchases from Redfearn—in August last I saw this kettle in his shop—he told me it was a very fine kettle, and asked me 12s. 6d. an ounce for it, and wanted me to purchase it—I refused to buy—he then wanted me to take it on approval—I told him it was useless my taking it, as we had no customers in town in August for that class of article, but that if he had it later on in the season I did not mind showing it—he said that the people from whom he had it thought very highly of it—he de
<lb/>scribed it as weighing 42 oz.—I subsequently gut a postcard from him,</p>
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<p>and I had the kettle and stand on approval at 10s. an ounce to me—I had no doubt about its being silver—I did not recognise the foreign hall-mark or test it, but I was satisfied it was silver without testing it—I was in
<lb/>clined to think it was Norwegian, but I did not think it was Dutch—it is all hammered—I don't know if it is Dutch—an article of this kind is never made in white metal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. As far as I know, it is unique—I deal in old silver and curios, among other things—I never before saw an article like this—I never saw marks before like those on it—I cannot say where it came from—the value of such an article would depend on its history and on the buyer's appreciation of it, and on its being a fine speci
<lb/>men of its school—it only appeared to me as a fine specimen of hammered work, not as belonging to any particular school—to a collector it would not matter whether it was cleaned; both the kettle and the stand are silver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was cleaner when I saw it than it is now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-140" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHEATLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant F</hi>). I received some information about this burglary, and a description of the stolen kettle—it was put in the police list—on April 10th I went to Redfearn's shop with another officer at 10.30 or 10.45—Redfearn knew me—I asked him if he had bought any plated forks and spoons, and a kettle from a man on 8th (that would be the previous Monday) for 7s.—he hesitated a moment, and then said, "Yes, I bought some odd stuff"—he went into the back shop, and brought out the kettle and stand, two sauce ladles, two tablespoons, five small forks, a pickle fork, a small bottle stand, and a soup ladle, etc.—I looked at them and said, "Is not this kettle silver?"—he said, "No, it is only plated, and of no value"—the other articles I knew were plated—I examined the kettle, but I could see no lion stamp on it—I said, "Did you buy any more property of the man?"—he said, "No"—the list in which was a description of the kettle would reach him in the morning of the 10th—I had another list, in which all the property was mentioned; I showed him that as well—the list he received was the pawnbroker's list; it should have reached him about 8 a.m., or before—this other is the police information; it included the toast-rack, and soda-water bottle stand—I drew the prisoner's attention to the fact that the kettle was in the list, and that it was described us silver; that the things were part proceeds of a burglary, and that no doubt I should arrest the thief shortly, and then he would have to pro
<lb/>duce them in the Police-court, and that I would call back and let him know when to do so—I asked him to put them away in a place of safety, as they were stolen property—I asked him if the man who sold them had given his name and address; he said no, that the man told him he had bought them at a rummage sale, and wanted to get rid of them; and that he had given him 7s. for them, though he would have been satisfied with 5s.—I asked him if he would know him again; he said yes; and he described his age as between 30 and 40, 5 ft. 5 in. or 5 ft. 6 in. high, with dark moustache, and the appearance of a dealer—I asked if he had any entry of this transaction in his book; he said No; but that he had on the slate—he took down the slate, which was hanging at the back of his shop; there was a list of the articles in question on that slate; it did not contain the toast-rack or soda-water</p>
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<p>bottle stand—he made a rough list for himself at the time—I went away, and endeavoured to find the thief—the next morning a note was left for me at the station; it was on one of Redfearn's bill-heads: "Awaiting your promise to return yesterday that kettle got stolen off the counter. Please have it put in the list"—it was in the list already—I called at the shop immediately, but did not see him—I called again in the evening, and saw him, and asked for an explanation—he said his assistant had removed it from where he had placed it, and put it on the counter without his knowledge, and during his absence—I told him it was very strange, after being in
<lb/>formed by the police, that he had not taken greater care of it, and that I should inform the Magistrate of the facts—he said, Very well; he had done all he could—subsequently Saunders was in custody—about five a.m. on May 2nd, I was sent for, and found Saunders detained in custody, and I told him he would be detained on suspicion of committing this bur
<lb/>glary, and that I should get witnesses—I went to Burkiss's house shortly before six, and saw the son, and from what he said I got him to accom
<lb/>pany me to the station—when Saunders was charged, he said, "I don't know anything about it; if you knew it was me, why had not you got me before? I have been about here. You will have to prove it"—I received this memorandum of the things from Redfearn on that afternoon; the kettle, toast-rack, and soda-water bottle stand are not on it—in the afternoon, when Saunders was brought up, Redfearn said the man was not there that he bought the property from—Saunders was placed with others—subsequently he gave evidence before the Magistrate—Mott was arrested, brought up with Saunders, and they were both discharged—there was no evidence against them except that of the boy—the Magistrate ordered the things to be given up 'to Lady Hozier—after that we received information, and we went to Redfearn's shop on January 10th—I was present when the kettle was found; I identify it as the same kettle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. Burkiss first saw Saunders at the station, where he was placed with a number of other persons about 11.30—Burkiss had been at the station from 7.15 or 6.30—later on he was allowed to go home—when Redfearn saw Saunders at the Police-court he repudiated all knowledge of him; the Magistrate asked him whether he knew him in connection with other transactions, and he said he did not know him at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. The kettle was not quite so tarnished when I saw it—I have seen a lot of silver, the proceeds of burglaries, and other things, and old plate—I took this kettle for plated when I first saw it, because I was told so by Redfearn—the pawnbroker's list did not come to his shop till 1.10; in that list there are two kettles; only one was found at his shop—it is described in the list as Dutch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-141" type="given" value="PERCY BUTTON"/>PERCY BUTTON BARBER</persName> </hi>. My house was broken into on the night of October 8th, and about £100 worth of plate and silver and other things were stolen—they got in by cutting away the shutters of the kitchen window, and they got into the dining-rooms and took the things away—among the articles stolen was a lobster pick exactly similar to this.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Of the £100 worth of things stolen this lobster pick, value 10s., is the only thing identified—this is a common pattern, but it is silver; they are usually plated.</p>
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<lb/>sequently found this kettle, which has been in my possession since 1878; it was given to me—it was bought at Dicker's, in Vigo Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. The toast-rack and soda-water bottle stand are plated; I am sure they are mine; the stand was specially made for me—the toast-rack was given to me—I do not know what country the kettle comes from.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> £40 was asked for the kettle, and between £36 and £40 were given for it in 1878—I have had the soda-water bottle stand about four years; I wanted one rather stronger than usual; I have no doubt it is mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a retired builder, of 66, Cambridge Gardens, Notting Hill—these mathematical instruments and teaspoon and jam-spoon are mine—I missed them on the morning of 5th July, 1895; they were safe the night before—the mathematical instruments were in a case—on the morning of the 5th I found that the house had been broken into during the night; the library window had been forced up—I lost about £15 worth of property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. One of these instruments I bought specially from another shop—the case was left behind—I have not the slightest doubt these are my property—a good many of the things I missed have not been found, some of the silver articles.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-144" type="given" value="ALICE CLARA"/>ALICE CLARA DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Colville Square, Bayswater—I recognise these two plated tablespoons, with my husband's initials, "T. B. D.," and this toast-rack—I missed them in July—the drawing-room window had been opened, and a man had got into the dining-room and taken all the things from there into the drawing-room, and then the drawing-room had been fastened so that we could not open it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. We missed other property, £12 worth in all; these which we have recovered are worth about £3.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-145" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Walter Culmer James, of 15, Marlow Road, Kensington—I recognise these articles: eight ivory-handled fish-knives, seven forks, six pearl-handled dessert knives and forks, a plated fish-service, plated fruit-spoons, plated milk-jug, six plated coffee-spoons, and a pair of plated salad-servers—we missed them on Saturday morning, August 31st; the house had been broken open, and this property stolen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Altogether about £25 worth of property was stolen, including a lot of silver, which has not been recovered—the value of these things is about £5—there is no crest or mark on them.</p>
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<lb/>sington—on the night of December 23rd my house was broken into, and a quantity of silver spoons and forks were stolen; these two spoons are part of them—one of them bears my initial—I communicated with the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I estimated the value of what I missed at £25—these two spoons are worth about £1; I do not think I should get that for them if I sold them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector, Scotland Yard</hi>). On January 10th, at 3.38, I went with Lady Blanche Hozier to 330, Edgware Road—I said to Red
<lb/>fearn "Do you remember this lady identifying some spoons and other articles stolen from Cornwall Road by housebreaking?"—he said, "Yes, I remember"—I said, "I am a police officer; have you seen anything of the kettle which was stolen from your counter? You know the one I mean"—he said "No, I have not seen it since"—I said, "Are you sure, as I have reason to believe you have that identical kettle on your pre
<lb/>mises now?"—he said, "No, I have not seen it since"—Lady Hozier them noticed this toast-rack and soda-water bottle stand on a shelf in the window at the back part of the shop—I asked the prisoner to get them down; he did so—she said she was sure they were her property—I looked about for the kettle, and again said to him, "I still believe the kettle is on your premises"—he said, "No, I can assure you it is not here"—I then called in Wheatley and Collins, who were outside—I said "These are police officers as well as myself, and I am going to search your premises"—I ultimately got on a stool, and, looking round his shop, I saw this kettle and stand separate in the window, and behind a kind of picture clock, quite out of sight—no one could see it from outside or within—I brought it down and showed it to the prisoner—her ladyship immediately identified it—I said, "You hear what this lady says"—he said, "Yes, I hear what she says, but I did not know that was the article you were referring to"—I said, "You will now be charged with feloniously receiving this kettle and other property stolen from this lady, well knowing it to have been stolen"—he said, "I have an explanation to give"—I said, "How did you come by it?"—he said, "I don't know how I came by it"—I searched the premises, and in the fireplace of a bedroom on the top floor I found this apparatus for smelting gold and silver with two crucibles and two moulds—it would be used with gas—on lifting up a board I saw pipes, communicating with the meter in the base
<lb/>ment which could be attached to the apparatus—there was an arrangement in a cupboard by which the burners could be lowered, and so more pressure got on the gas for the apparatus—I also found a considerable quantity of broken silver, consisting of the tops of pepper-boxes, scent bottles, cases of watches, and all sorts of articles-everything that bore a crest or monogram could be readily melted down; this is as large a smelting apparatus as I have ever seen—I never saw a jeweller have one like it; refiners have them—I did not find any articles from which the prisoner could have made silver jewellery after melting these things down—I found these mathematical instruments in a drawer in the shop, wrapped in paper—these two silver spoons I found in the prisoner's safe—the toast-rack and plated spoons with the initials J.B.D., and this lobster pick I found in a cheffonier in the prisoner's dining-room—the articles</p>
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<p>spoken to by Mrs. James were in the window, wrapped up separately in paper, quite hidden from view—these other spoons were in his bedroom—I found all the articles which have been shown to be stolen in various parts of his premises—they have been reported to the police, and have been in the pawnbrokers' lists from time to time in the usual way—those lists are also sent to jewellers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Some of this silver in the box is cuttings; a very small portion—there are several thimbles—some of the pieces bear crests and monograms; this is the back of a watch—none of the pieces have been traced to any burglary—I find on the crucible the name of T. Fletcher, Warrington—I don't know that Messrs. Pringle and Co. sell crucibles like it; this catalogue contains an illustration very much like it—before I went to Redfearn's I had seen Smith, and had a conversation with him—I did not know where to find the kettle—you could not see it from outside the shop—I was in the shop half or three-quarters of a hour before I found it, and then I did so by getting on a stool—he told me he had been for forty years a jeweller in the Edgware Road; that is not true—he has been there fifteen years—I never searched a jeweller's premises before—most manufacturing jewellers are refiners; they would have a larger apparatus, but they might have one like this—Redfearn was not a manufacturer, but only a retail dealer in old and new plate—this apparatus is not large enough for a refiner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On January 25th I found Saunders at Marylebone Police-court—I said to him, "Since you were arrested for the burglary at 97, Cornwall Road, a man named Redfearn, a jeweller, whom I believe you know, has been arrested for receiving this silver kettle; you will now be charged with being concerned with Redfearn, well knowing it was stolen with other articles"—he said, "Why, does the old man say I sold it to him? I can prove I did not sell it. Why, he said it was stolen from his shop. I can bring witnesses to prove I did not sell it to him"—Red
<lb/>fearn had given evidence at the Police-court to the effect that the article had been stolen from his premises, and Saunders would have heard that—I took possession of several books at Redfearn's place, among them a bought book—there was no entry of a purchase of a kettle in April—there appears every month an entry of the purchase of so many ounces of old gold and silver, with the price, without details—on April 13th the amount is £14 4s.—the lists were left by different officers during all this, time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. The toast-rack and soda-water bottle stand were not concealed—some articles had to be behind others—the shop is well stocked—I only took away what I thought might be identified; I left the bulk behind—I went to Smith, not in consequence of this matter; I thought he might tell me something—I purposely met him in the Edgware Road in October, after seeing him come out of the shop—I had a conversation with him in January—I questioned him about the kettle, and learnt what he has deposed to—I then had the kettle, and Redfearn was in custody—I should think it was not in consequence of anything that passed between me and Smith that he was discharged from his employment—Saunders was in custody before he was charged with this.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">had been convicted of bigamy.—
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">X.</hi>) On Wednesday, January 29th last, about 12.50 a.m., I was on duty in Prince's Road, Netting Hill, and heard a disturbance in William Street—I found the prisoner and a woman outside 37, William Street—the woman said in his presence, "I charge this-man with striking my baby 'across the head with a shovel"—I said, "Fetch the baby down for me to see"—she went into the house and; brought out the baby; there were no marks of violence on it; there was a smear of blood on the forehead; the prisoner said, "That has come off her hand, where she has been scratching me; look here, see what she has done," and he showed me marks down his face and neck; they were recent marks, and they were bleeding at the time—I said, "Will you charge her with the assault?"—he said, "No"—I advised them both to go indoors—the deceased went in—he said, "It's no use my going in; I shall get no rest to-night"—she was standing at the door, shrieking at him—they were abusing each other; he outside, and she in—I requested him to go away, he refused, and I took him to the station and charged him with dis
<lb/>orderly conduct and obscene language—after the charge was taken I found a razor in his inside coat pocket; it was taken from him—he was brought up at the Police-court the same morning and fined 4s., which he paid—the deceased was present at the time—I saw him with her after
<lb/>wards, outside the Court—she commenced quarrelling with him, and said, "You deserve six months for bruising my body"—under my avoid he went away, and went into a public-house, and the deceased, in company with another woman, followed him—at his request the razor was handed to the deceased at the station after the charge was taken—it was subse
<lb/>quently found in the room; this is it—on January 30th, about half-past nine at night, I saw the prisoner again, in Princes Road, at the top of William Street—he said, "It was through you I got locked up the other night; she is a wicked woman; if I leave her, and go away from her, and send her money, she goes to my old people's house in Chelsea and breaks the windows, and smashes the doors open! Oh, God! what am I to do?"—I advised him to go home—he said the baby fell off the bed undressed</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He told me that she had been locked up several times for assaulting his parents at Chelsea—that is so, because he would not go and live with her—after paying his fine, he came away perfectly peaceful and quiet, and she came up and commenced quarrelling and following him—he said, "I have given her £1, and sometimes 25s. a week, but she is not satisfied with that; I don't wish for her to go out."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I first saw him with the scratches he did appear rather excited—I did not know that he had been charged and convicted at the Police-court; he looked excited and upset; he spoke quietly enough; he could walk all right; he told me he had been a seaman—the ale he had was 4d. ale.</p>
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<lb/>ling; I could hardly hear the man speak a word—I have frequently seen her stamping on the floor and jawing at him; I have not seen or heard any violence beyond words—in the public-house on the 30th he said something about being bound in 4s. or some days—later on he said he meant to do it—we had been tying knots and talking about the stoke
<lb/>hole; I said I was never down the stoke-hole, I had been going aloft—we were writing puzzles on paper, and he said he meant to do it—whether he meant to do what we were writing or not I don't know; that was all that took place; nothing more than quarrelling with his wife.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was examined before the Coroner—I said there that she used to worry him, that he was very quiet, and there was hardly a word out of his mouth in answer to her; that is the truth; the quarrel and nagging was always her fault—this was at No. 23, where they lived then—he had left there about a fortnight.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-155" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE MADDIGAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Maddigan, a labourer, living at 37, William Street—the prisoner lived there with the deceased About a fortnight—she was with me two days; then she took the room underneath, and was there about ten days—my room was the top room, on the third floor, on the left; their room was under mine, on the right, over the kitchen—she was a most violent woman—I have heard her quarrelling with him on several occasions—on the night he was locked up And fined 4s., I saw her tearing him down the face, and he merely pushed her, he never laid his hands on her—I knew her by the name of Mrs. Payne; she always went in that name to me—she would go out with me in the morning, and if we went into a public-house she would go out with men—I have said to her, "Could you not sell a few flowers instead of going with men?" but she would take no notice—on the night of the 30th I did not see anything of her—I saw him about a quarter to nine, outside the Zetland—I went home about nine, and went to the prisoner's door for my oil bottle—he was standing in his room, with no boots on; he was then drunk—he said he could not let me have anything till she came home—I saw nothing of the child—after that, I went out; I returned about half-past twelve—I had to pass their door to go upstairs—I heard nothing when I went in—afterwards, between half-past twelve and one, I heard the deceased come in, and I heard her swearing and speaking about A shilling, and calling out Tom—I came out on the landing—we were talking, and the deputy of the house, who collects the rents, called to me to go indoors, and I went in and went to bed, and heard no more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I came in, his door was shut—when, she came in she was jawing about a shilling, quarrelling with him—when I came on my landing she quarrelled with me, and wanted to fight me, and used bad language—I did not hear her burst open her door—I had known her about four years—she was not always living with him; at that time she had been, and she had been away from him—she did not tell me that he had been to sea three times to avoid her—I know he has left her, and she went to his parents' house, in Chelsea, to find what had become of him—she told me she had had a month for breaking their windows—when drunk she was very quarrelsome—she was generally the worse for liquor of an evening—she never came home till the public-houses had shut—she used very bad language towards him—she flew at him and scratched his face; all he did was to put her on one side—the money she got she spent in drink and clothing—she told me she had spoken to two men to give Cripps a good hiding—that was two years ago last Christmas—on Janu
<lb/>ary 25th I was at the Pulham Bridge public-house with her, drinking at the bar—the prisoner passed by, and she threw a glass at him—in spite of air this he appeared fond of her, but she was very jealous of him—the baby was about six months old—I never saw the prisoner raise his hand to the deceased—she has actually pawned the coat off his back to get drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-156" type="given" value="AMY"/>AMY GODWIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 36, and am deputy of 37, William Street, where the prisoner and deceased lodged—I knew her by the name of Biles—on the night in question, about a quarter to one, I was in 36, and was aroused by a noise in 37—I got up and went in—I heard Maddigan and deceased quarrelling—they were swearing at each other in loud voices—the deceased was in her own room, with her door shut—I knocked at her door and told her to be quiet, and I told Maddigan to go to her own room; she was sitting on the stairs and shouting at the deceased—I followed her up to her own room—I then came downstairs and knocked at the deceased's door, telling her to hold her noise till the morning—I heard no other voice than hers—I then went back to bed—I stayed there from three to five minutes—in about ten minutes I heard a noise like a smash of china in No. 3 room in 37, on the ground floor, the deceased's room, which is on the same floor as mine in 36—I got up and dressed, and I heard a noise like a gurgling in the throat—I went out to the gate and saw the police sergeant—I said something to him, and took him to the prisoner's room—I saw blood on the ground—he was tracing the blood-stains—on going into the room I saw a great quantity of blood, the table upset, and everything disarranged and on the floor, and turning round, I saw the baby lying in a pool of blood on the floor—I saw a razor lying near the fireplace; a constable picked it up—the bed appeared to have been slept in—I saw some beer-cans on the front of the fireplace, and one at the back of the table, upset, and the table was on its side—I did not see any blood on the bed—I afterwards saw the prisoner in custody—he had on a coat and socks, but no waistcoat and no boots.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The door of the room was fastened by a bolt and a lock—the door had been violently burst open; the staple was forced out, the lock was off, and we could not fasten it again; crockery was lying all over the place; I noticed a small broken earthenware milk jug, such as cream is sold in; it was usually kept in a cupboard at the far end of the room; it would hold about a gill—that was near the side of the bed—there were splashes of blood on the top of the jug, but not on the sides—there were three cups; all the crockery in the room had evidently been thrown about.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-157" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GARNER</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, William Street, in a room on the ground floor, on the other side of the deceased's room—on the night of January 30th I heard her come home; she was calling Tom, and could not get in—there was no answer, and she kicked and banged, and burst it open—I heard her saying Tom, and asking the reason why the door was fastened against her—the prisoner was answering her back; I did not hear exactly what passed; while she was talking the woman above shouted down, and angry words passed between them, calling each other names; I heard Mr. Maddigan say, "Don't stand there arguing the point; go down and fight her"—she went down, and was still quarrelling when the deputy came in, and told them to be quiet—the next thing I heard was a smashing of crockery, and then the woman came out, and I heard a gurgling noise, and somebody going out of the street door, and a, few minutes after I heard the police whistle—I got up and went out, and a short distance from the house I saw the woman lying on the ground, about forty yards from the door; I went and had a look at her; she never spoke—before I heard the kicking at the door everything had been quiet</p>
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<p>for twenty minutes or a quarter of an hour—I heard the woman cry out, "Tom, Tom, why did you fasten the door?"—I saw the door shortly after, it had been burst open; it was about a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes after Mrs. Goodwin came on the scene that I heard the smashing of crockery.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-158" type="given" value="BEATRICE"/>BEATRICE RICHMOND</persName> </hi>. I was passing along William Street the night this happened, about half-past one—I saw a woman come out of the gate of 37; she had no bonnet on; I heard a sound like one gargling the throat—as she got to the lamp-post I saw that she was bleeding very much—I saw her fall to the ground, and blood gushed out from the wound—I spoke to her; she did not answer; I called "Police," and two constables came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-159" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLOUGHBY</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, William Street—on the night this occurred, about, half-past one, I was passing 37, and heard a smashing of crockery—I stood there for a few seconds, a minute or two, then I walked on, and as I walked on I saw a woman come out of 37—I looked back, hearing a noise; she turned to the right as she came out, and went towards Princes Road—I then saw the prisoner come out of the house; he passed me and turned to the left—I could not say whether he had a small hat on, or no hat; he had no boots on, he was, running—I followed him down the street, but lost sight of him; it was dark—I then went to the woman; she was lying on the path; I saw that her throat was cut, and blood was streaming from her; while I stood there I saw the prisoner cone up to the spot where the woman was lying—a constable was them then—the prisoner said, "Oh, here I am,
<hi rend="italic">copper;</hi> I did it; I hope she is dead"—and while he was going down the street I heard him say, "I have had my revenge"—he also said, "I should like to kiss somebody "; the child was brought out of the house—that was when he had given him
<lb/>self up to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was quite a little crowd there then—it could not have been more than two minutes after I heard the smash of crockery that the woman ran out of the house, with her throat cut.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-160" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN EVERETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 47
<hi rend="italic">X.</hi>) On the night of this occurrence I was with Sergeant Taylor in Princes Road, which adjoins William Street—I heard a woman's voice in William Street, and on going to the place I saw the deceased lying on the ground, with her throat cup and bleeding; she was about forty yards from the door of 37—the deputy of the lodging-house spoke to me, and I followed her into the ground-floor room on the left—it was in confusion—the table was upset; blood had spurted all over the room; there was a large pool near the side of the bed, and a child of about six months was sitting near it—after seeing the room I went back to the woman, and while I was with her the prisoner came up from Princes Road—there were a few persons round—he said, "Here I am,
<hi rend="italic">copper;</hi> 1 done it; I hope she dies; I will take a bit of rope for her; I paid 4s. out of my pocket through her yesterday; I meant to do ft, the cow"—I took him into custody—op the war to the station we had to pass 37, and the deputy came out with a child in her arms—he asked to kiss the child, which I allowed him to do—at the station he was charged with the murder—I handed him over to the inspector, and went back to the woman—the prisoner appeared to be perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The station is about 200 yards from where I arrested</p>
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<p>him—I think he was in the station nearly an hour before he was charged—I left him in charge of the inspector—he had marks of violence on both sides of his face; they had blood on them—he was wearing a tie round his neck—I saw blood on the shirt-front.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-161" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant X.</hi>) I was in company with Everett, I heard a voice calling "Police"—I went to the spot where the woman was lying, and, from what I saw, I went for Dr. Jackson—I after
<lb/>wards went to the prisoner's room at 37; it was all in confusion and blood, one plate was broken—on the floor I picked up this razor, about a foot from the fender; it was wet with blood—I ran to the station; there the prisoner saw me looking at the razor—he said, "Let's look"—I held it up, and he said, "That's what I did it with"—I afterwards gave it to the doctor, also a scarf which the prisoner was wearing, it had marks of blood on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-162" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FENEMORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector X.</hi>) On January 31st I was in charge at Notting Hill Station at 1.35 in the early morning, when the witness Richmond came 'and made a statement to me, in consequence of which I sent the ambulance to William Street—about five minutes to two the prisoner was brought to the station and placed in the reserve room—I told him to sit on the seat—he said, "All right, Mr. Inspector, I am fined 4s., you know; she accused me of hitting the youngster with a shovel; I have had a bit of my own back; I have cut her throat, and I hope she is dead, that's all"—I had taken that charge when he was brought in for disorderly conduct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The moment he came in he made that statement—when charged he said, "I reserve my defence,"</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-163" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector X.</hi>) I was present when the prisoner was charged—I searched him; while being searched he said, "There is only one thing I hope, and that is that she is stiff and dead before I get the rope round my neck"—that was after he had been charged; after he said, "I reserve my defence."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries about him—at the time of this matter he was in work—I have been to his employers; they give him an excellent character as a workman, and steady and sober when at work—I have made inquiries about the deceased—I did not know her personally; she has been convicted of breaking the windows of his mother's house, and on February 22nd, 1895, she was in prison six weeks for violently assaulting the prisoner with a poker, and on December 2nd, 1895, one month hard labour for assaulting his sister—I was informed by his foreman, and also by his master, that she had been there, and caused great annoyance and disturbance; so much so that they had to remove the prisoner into another building out of her sight—I was informed that he had gone to sea three times to avoid her; I have seen two of his dis
<lb/>charges—she has frequently gone to his parents' house, when he was at sea, and kicked up a disturbance, because they would not tell her where he was—she was a very violent woman; I cannot get any one to say a word for her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He has been guilty of assaulting her—she was about twenty-eight years of age.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-164" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MOORE</persName> </hi> (143
<hi rend="italic">L</hi>.) The prisoner was convicted in April, 1894,</p>
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<p>of an assault on the deceased, and sentenced to two months' hard labour by Mr. Sheill at Westminster Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. I</hi> was present—the woman appeared in Court with bandages round her head—after the charge I saw her go into a public-house, and when she came out the bandages were off, half an hour after
<lb/>wards; her head was then all right.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-165" type="given" value="HERBERT ALEXANDER"/>HERBERT ALEXANDER JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am Divisional Surgeon of police at 11, Portland Road, Notting Hill—at two a.m. of January 31st I was called to William Street by Sergeant Taylor; I saw the deceased lying on the footway dead—I had her removed to the Police-station yard, and subsequently to the mortuary; I only made a superficial examination at that time afterwards; I made a full one—on the right side of the neck there was an incised wound eight inches long, dividing the jugular vein, and nearly through the carotid artery; on the left side of the neck there was an incised wound five inches long not touching the vesseles—on the right hand there was an incised wound on the ring finger, and on the middle finger on the back, each about an inch long—on the left side of the head there were two bruises—the long, deep wound was the fatal one—the woman bled very quickly to death from such a wound; it was not self-inflicted—it was not a back-handed wound—I examined the shirt, scarf and socks handed to me by the police—on the shirt there was a quantity of blood in front; I also saw the razor with marks of blood on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It would be a gross exaggeration to say that her body was covered with bruises, the only bruises I saw were on the scalp; those might have been caused by a fall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not see the prisoner at that time; I saw him at the inquest on February 14th, and before the Magistrate—he had some-scratches on the side of the face, and on the neck, apparently done, with a nail; they were healing—there were some marks on his throat, as if he had had an abscess which was healing, no marks of violence; there were two small marks, they were not such as could be made by a sharp instru
<lb/>ment; they were old wounds healed up, they were scars.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. MADDIGAN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-called.</hi>) The crockery in the deceased's room was kept on the top of the cupboard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-166" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN EVERETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-called.</hi>) I think there were a few pieces of potato and fried fish in the room.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of Manslaughter.—</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">See Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EDMONDSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<p>Wright, shorthand writers, of Chancery Lane—I was engaged by the Great Northern Railway Company to take shorthand notes on February 5th at Bloomsbury County Court, in the action of Stone
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> The Great Northern Railway Company, before His Honour Judge Bacon—I saw the prisoner sworn as a witness, and heard him examined, cross-examined, and re-examined, and I took down in shorthand the questions asked him and the answers he made—I produce my shorthand notes, of which these are the transcripts; they set forth fully and accurately all the prisoner said at the Bloomsbury County Court. (
<hi rend="italic">Certain passages were read from the evidence of the prisoner, which were to the effect that he left the</hi> Satellite
<hi rend="italic">on October</hi> 31st,
<hi rend="italic">taking with him his black bag, upon which was painted a Union Jack, and which contained all the articles named in the list afterwards handed to the railway company, except a</hi> south-wester;
<hi rend="italic">that he never before caw the white bag produced, nor the coloured Handkerchief, and that none of the articles in the white bag were his; that on October</hi> 31st
<hi rend="italic">he left King's Cross by a train between twelve and one for Middlesborough, and that his black bag was lost on the journey.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-169" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HEWSON</persName> </hi>. I am usher at Bloomsbury County Court, Port
<lb/>land Street—I produce a certified copy of entries in the Registrar's books of Stone v. Great Northern Railway Company—it bears the Court stamp and the Registrar's signature—I also produce a copy of the original summons in that action, to which the particulars, containing the list, is attached—on February 5th the action was called on before His Honour Judge Bacon—I swore the prisoner, the then plaintiff, in the ordinary way—there was a verdict for the defendants, with costs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STEPHEN</persName> </hi>. I am captain of the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite</hi>, a coaster—in October she loaded a cargo of salt at Middlesborough—on October 7th I engaged the prisoner as an A.B. seaman—when he came on board he asked for an advance, and I gave him this advance note for £1, dated October 7th—he said he wanted the £1 to buy some clothes and pay his lodging—we sailed about the 12th for the Thames—it was bad weather during the voyage, with rain, sleet, and snow—I spoke to the prisoner every watch about his clothes—I said, "Have you no better clothes than that?"—he said, "No, I have no better clothes than these; these are all I have got"—he had a
<hi rend="italic">dungaree</hi> jacket; you could see his stockings through the sides of his shoes—we arrived in the Thames, and began to discharge cargo about October 16th; the prisoner assisted in doing that, and then in taking on board a cargo of burnt ore; it is a copper ore of reddish colour, which sticks to your clothes—the prisoner was paid off on October 31st; I paid him for a month; he had only been twenty-four days on board—he wanted to go, as he said he had a lawyer's letter from Middlesborough, stating that he had some property in his country, and he wanted to go there for it—I said if I could get another lad he could go, and I engaged Hubert that day—I paid the prisoner £1 1s. 6d., the balance of his wages, about ten o'clock that day—he asked if I would let him sleep aboard that night, and I said, "Certainly, it will save your lodging ashore"—I don't know whether he slept on board that night of 31st or not—I did not see a black bag with the Union Jack on it in his possession—I should not be likely to take notice of the men's baggage—I have my part of the vessel, and they have theirs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was no quarrelling or dispute between me and the prisoner—I had no more words with him than with anyone else on board the vessel—we all messed together, because we are only allowed so much a day for victuals—many words are used which mean the same as "God bless you"—I cannot work my ship without them—I do not know what clothing he may have had in the forecastle; I only saw what he had on—it was the forenoon watch; it was snowing, and he was badly clad—Hopper, the mate, is captain now on a voyage to Sunderland—when I say it was snowing I mean it was heavy rain and sleet—I don't know whether the prisoner left the ship on 31st after I paid him—Hopper would know—I don't remember hearing Hopper say at the County Court that the prisoner left the ship on the 31st, immediately after receiving his money—we never advance money without cause—I do not know that, especially on coasting ships, men want to get as much advance as possible—I did not know the prisoner before this—he is better dressed now than he was at Middlesboro'; he had a tweed suit on then; he is smarter now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-171" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT WAKERELL</persName> </hi>. I was an apprentice on the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite</hi> In October at Middlesboro', where the prisoner joined her—I rowed him from the shore to the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite</hi>—he had as his
<hi rend="italic">kit</hi> a white bag, some
<lb/>thing like this; an ordinary sailor's bag—he had no other bag, no black one—I was on board with him on the voyage to London,—his shoes were very bad while he was on board, they were in boles; you could see his socks through them—when we were anchored at the buoys off Rotherhit he I saw him rowed ashore by two other men; he took a bag like this white one with him; it was tied up with this bit of ribbon—I had seen the same ribbon tied round his waist to keep his trousers up during the voyage; I know it by the colour—I saw him wearing this monkey jacket at sea during the voyage—when he left the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite I</hi> saw no black bag with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bag he took from the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite</hi> was the same one that he brought aboard—I never saw him wearing sea boots—the detective showed me this jacket at Southampton, and asked if that was the coat that belonged to Stone—I said the tie was round it—the name of Vallin, which is on this big, I do not remember seeing on the bag I flaw at sea—I never in my life saw a seaman's black bag—I did not take particular notice of the jacket at sea—Cheney and Boyle were with the prisoner in the boat when he went ashore in the morning; I forget what time it was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am an apprentice, and did not sleep in the forecastle.</p>
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<persName id="t18960224-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-172" type="surname" value="BOYLE"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-172" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BOYLE</persName> </hi>. I was an ordinary seaman on board the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite</hi> when she loaded at Middlesboro', and until she arrived in the Thames in October—when the boat, in which the prisoner came aboard, came along-side, his kit, in the shape of a white bag like this, was handed to me, and I put it in the forecastle—the prisoner shortly afterwards came down there, and emptied out some of the contents—I noticed this monkey jacket, old flannel shirt, singlet, blanket—I saw a little tin box, like this, in his bunk; and this looking-glass, which I identify by the flower on it—nearly all sailors carry a white bag like this—when we got to London, and after the prisoner was discharged, I rowed the prisoner half-way to the shore—Cheney went with us—the prisoner only took this white bag</p>
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<p>with him—I bought this necktie from the prisoner for one penny, in the Thames.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner went ashore with Cheney and me, shortly after breakfast, between ten and eleven—I swear that when he came on board at Middlesboro', he was alone in the boat, except for the man who rowed him—I know the jacket I saw in the forecastle is the same as this by the button, which has a crown and anchor on it—I never saw a button like it before—I have been at sea for fifteen months, and never saw a crown and anchor on a button before—I cannot say if I ever saw a sailor's black bag—I cannot say what kind of bag the captain or mate, or Smith had; I did not notice—the detective came to South
<lb/>ampton, and asked us if we recognised this bag—I said yes, and I said to whom it belonged—I did not notice the name of Vallin printed on the bag—I did not see the bag lying empty—I saw no lettering on it at any time—I did not see the name Vallin on it at Southampton—it was laid on the hatches—it was emptied—I identify it by its general appear
<lb/>ance—it is like a sailor's ordinary kit bag—I use a white canvas bag like this, and most men on coasting vessels have bags like this—sailors have shirts and rugs like these.</p>
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<persName id="t18960224-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-173" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-173" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Sternbrook, Dover—I was one of the crew of the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite</hi> when she came from Middlesboro' to the Thames—I remember the prisoner coming on board—he had not much of a kit; he had a white canvas bag, like this—his quarters were in the forecastle, alongside me; I could not help seeing his bag and kit during the voyage—I recognise this coat, which has some name inside; this dungaree, this blanket, a brush very much like this, I could not swear to it; oilskin trousers like these—this neck-tie he used to tie round him as a belt—I saw no black bag belonging to the prisoner, no other bag besides this—I saw him leave the ship, taking his white bag with him—I did not see him pack the bag, I was at work at the time—he took no black bag with him, or anything but the white bag.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. I</hi> don't remember your asking me at the County Court if the name of J. A. Coe was inside the coat—there were a few words between the captain and the prisoner, I cannot say what about—words between a captain and one of his crew are very regular—I cannot say if other seamen came aboard with him, because I was at work; only one bag was handed up from the boat—I saw him come aboard; the apprentice fetched him; I could not say if anyone else was in the boat—the floor of the forecastle is very wet when we wash it—I told the pri
<lb/>soner where pen and ink were—I did not say to the prisoner when the floor was wet, "You have got a very good bag; it won't get wet at the bottom."</p>
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<persName id="t18960224-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-174" type="surname" value="HUBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-174" type="given" value="DAVID JOHN"/>DAVID JOHN HUBERT</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor—on Thursday afternoon, October 31st, I agreed to engage with Captain Stephens on the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite</hi>—the following morning, November 1st, I went aboard between 7.30 and 8—I was told someone was going to leave—I saw the captain, the mate, Smith, Boyle, and the prisoner—he said, "Do you come to replace me?"—I said, "I have come to replace someone, but I don't know who"—he said, "It must be me, for I am leaving"—that conversation took place in the forecastle—I saw on the floor there a dirty white canvas bag,</p>
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<p>like this—it was packed full, ready to go—I afterwards saw the prisoner leave the ship; I am sure it was on November 1st.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. I</hi> have been at sea for some time—I have signed articles on many occasions—I signed articles in the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite</hi> on Novem
<lb/>ber 1st—we generally sign on coming on board—I never signed two or three days afterwards on a coaster, and I have never seen it done—it is not done so strictly as it is on board a deep-water ship; in that case you are brought to a shipping office to sign, and the actual hour is put down—on a coaster you might sign when you come on board, or in the evening, but always on the day you come on board—on a coaster you sign on board before the captain—I never sign the next day—I signed articles the same evening that I came on board—the captain was on board when I arrived; I suppose it did not suit him for me to sign then—I was staying at East Smithfield, and I left there on the morning of November 1st, and when I got on board I saw the prisoner heaving at the winch—they had a few-more baskets to finish the lighter—I did not see him go ashore—the Custom House authorities keep the articles—they have to be delivered up to them every six months—I do not know where the articles I signed are.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. STEPHEN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The articles are at the Board of Trade Office. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EDMONDSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that no doubt the entry in the articles was dated November 1st.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960224-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-175" type="surname" value="CHENEY"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-175" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL CHENEY</persName> </hi>. I was a seaman on board the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite</hi> when she sailed from Middlesboro' to the Thames—I did not see the prisoner come on board—I saw his kit during the voyage—it was this small white sailor's bag—I saw this name, W. Vallin, on the bag during the voyage, when it was in the forecastle—I saw most of its contents—I saw some writing paper, an old jacket with buttons with crown and anchor, like this; a rug; dungaree trousers; this tin; this tie, which he used as a belt—I saw this note-paper and envelopes in his hand in the fore-castle when we were off Cherry Pier, unloading—he said, "See what I have bought"—that was after he had been ashore—there are flowers on the envelope—before he went ashore he asked me if I would lend him a sheet of note-paper—I lent him some—I saw him pack up his bag before he left—this was the bag he took ashore—I saw him putting the things in—he tied it up with this bit of stuff—I saw him leave the vessel, taking this bag with him—I saw no black bag with a Union Jack on it; there was not one in the forecastle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. I</hi> have seen a black bag, but never in the prisoner's possession—the detective from the railway company came to see me and talked to me—he did not take me to the Police-station—the prisoner asked me if I would give evidence for him; I told him I did not want to have anything to do with it—I went to his solicitor and made this statement, which I signed; I don't think it was read over to me before I signed it—the solicitor wrote something, and then I signed it—I said then, "I cannot say definitely whether it was a black bag or a white one; I did not take notice of the colour "; I told Mr. Withy it was neither black nor white; it was a dirty brown—I said that the prisoner had more clothes than most seamen; he has had—I have not been on boats before with him, but I have seen him take his bag out of houses in Middlesboro', when he has been going on steamships—he has had a well-filled bag—I</p>
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<p>have not seen his kit before—I have seen him well-dressed—he had no money on that ship—I paid to Mr. Withy, "I have never seen much of the contents of the bag"—I cannot tell you everything that he has got; I only saw these things—I did not speak about the bag to Margaret Shepherd in Middlesboro'—Ward and Derapsey have asked me questions about this case, and I told them I did not know anything about it—I did not say it paid me better to speak for the Great Northern Railway Com
<lb/>pany than for a black man—I told them nothing—I did not say a few lies would not hurt Stone—I have been in prison for fighting and for stealing, four times altogether—when we were at Cherry Gardens Pier, before the prisoner left the boat, he gave me an old pair of trousers, and an oilskin cape, and an old pair of shoes—he had on an old pair of elastic
<lb/>side boots when I saw him last—the shoes he gave me had been left by someone else in the forecastle—I left him between ten and eleven; we went and had a drink together near the pier—he went away to the station and did not come back—that would be somewhere about 10.20 a.m.; after ten o'clock—I do not remember the day.</p>
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<persName id="t18960224-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-176" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-176" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-176" type="given" value="LILY"/>LILY HALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Russell Street, East Darlington—I am a sorter and packer at the Darlington, Middlesboro' and Stockton Laundry, at Darlington—I put these marks, 7545 M, on this collar, and entered the figures and letter in this register which I keep, and against them I entered, "Stone, Durham Street," as the person to whom the collar belonged—M stands for Middlesboro'—there are no dates in this book, except that of the week; this entry would have been made in the week ending August 24th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say if we have had other things from Stone to wash—I should enter the name of Stone because his name would be on a list in the parcel—we have collecting agents—the man's own list would be in the parcel, I expect—I think this is the only entry we have of Stone, Durham Street—I cannot say if any other article was in the parcel—I cannot say if there was any initial on the collar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960224-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-177" type="surname" value="TEMPLE"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-177" type="given" value="ARTHUR ELLIOT"/>ARTHUR ELLIOT TEMPLE</persName> </hi>. I am attendant at the Lost Luggage Office, Great Eastern Railway, York—on November 1st, 1895, at 6.20 p.m., the prisoner came to the office, and said he had lost a black canvas bag, with a Union Jack painted on the side—I asked him where he had come from—he said, "King's Cross"—I asked him if he had come by the last train, meaning the train due at 6.5—he said, Yes; that he had not lost his bag by that train, but he came the day before from King's Cross, and he had it labelled for Middlesboro'; that when he got to Peter-borough he got out of the carriage, and went to the guards' van and asked the guards if they had a black canvas bag, with the Union Jack painted on the side, in the van; that they said, "No;" that he said he would go back to King's Cross to look for the bag, and that he did so on the same day, the 31st, and left particulars there, and they told him they had not got it there, and he had better pro
<lb/>ceed to Middlesboro'; as it was labelled for that place it would go right through, and that they told him to call, on his way to Middlesboro', at York to see if we had it; and that on this day, November 1st, he came on to York—he asked me to take particulars of the missing bag, and I told him that, seeing he had left particulars at King's Cross, he had better go on to Middlesboro' and leave particulars there—I told him that I had not</p>
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<p>got any bag, and bad never seen such a hag—he said he had lost one or two bags before on the same line, and this time he would make them pay
<hi rend="italic">for</hi> it—he came again afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the story about his going back to London was repeated on another occasion, the prisoner denied that he had ever said so—he said I had made a mistake, and that he had not said so to me—I was on duty between five and nix on October 31st in the Lost Luggage Office; I went off duty at 6.30—I do not remember his coming on that day, or anyone inquiring—I do not remember hearing through the porters of any inquiry on that day—I refused to enter any complaint in my book, because I understood he had been back to London to enter it there—I don't know if he staved in York on the night of October 31st—I did not see him during the clay on November 1st—I was on duty from nine a.m. till 6.30 p.m., except when I was at dinner, from 12.45 to 1.45—the Lost Luggage Office is open all night—after 6.30 two other men would be on duty—I don't remember his saying, when he came afterwards with his solicitor, that he had inquired of other people besides me at York—I saw no white, black, or other bag at York.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960224-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-178" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-178" type="given" value="JOSEPH HENRY"/>JOSEPH HENRY COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am parcels clerk at the North
<lb/>Eastern Station, Middlesboro'—I took down these particulars, which appear in the unclaimed luggage-book under date November 1st, 1895, from the prisoner, who said he had lost a bag. (
<hi rend="italic">These described a sailor's bay, four feet high, painted black and with the Union Jack on it, labelled for Middle
<lb/>boro' from King's Cross, at twelve noon, on October 13th.</hi>) He said it was the third time he had lost his bag, and that someone on that occasion would have to pay for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He called day after day at the office to see if it had turned up—I heard nothing about a white bag being found—I was ready to give him information if the bag turned up—I did not hear the Rail
<lb/>way Company's witnesses say that the bag was discovered, and sent back to London on 6th November.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960224-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-179" type="surname" value="LEEK"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-179" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LEEK</persName> </hi>. I am cloak-room porter at the Great Northern Station, Leeds, and I was in charge there on November 1st, 1895—it is my duty to receive parcels brought in as unclaimed—I find in my book for November 1st, the entry, "Porter Biddle brought a white sailor's bag out of luggage van, 3.28 train, No. of parcel, 644"—that was the train arriving at 3.28 on November 1st—I kept tire bag there till November 6th—I saw some of the property in it turned out by Detective Warden—I do not identify any of the things I saw—they were put back, and the bag was sent off in the same state as I received it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The train arriving at 3.28 would leave King's Cross at 10.35 a.m.—I made this entry; I only know from it that Biddle brought the bag in—other porters were on the platform—I remember Biddle saying that he knew nothing about it till his attention was called to it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960224-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-180" type="surname" value="WARDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-180" type="given" value="DAVID WALTER"/>DAVID WALTER WARDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, G.N.R.</hi>) Early in November, 1895, I went to the Lost Property Office, Leeds, and there saw this white bag—I emptied out the contents on the floor—it is in the same condition as to contents now as it was then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Many articles lie about the floor of the office—I did not take a list of the things—in going from Leeds to London</p>
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<p>things might have been taken out or put in—it was tied up at the mouth with a piece of string.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960224-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-181" type="surname" value="SIMMONS"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-181" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SIMMONS</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Lost Property Office, King's. Cross—I received this bag on November 6th, and made an entry of it in my book—I paw the name Vallin on the bag, and entered that name—Parish inspected it there; it was then in the same state as when I received it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Parish saw it on November 6th, the day it came—he examined it because a black bag had been lost; I knew that on November 6th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960224-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-182" type="surname" value="OVENS"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-182" type="given" value="JOHN KNIGHT"/>JOHN KNIGHT OVENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, Great Northern Railway Com
<lb/>pany.</hi>) I am stationed at Doncaster—on November 15th, acting on instructions from Parish, I went to Durham Road, Middlesboro', where I saw the prisoner at his lodgings—he made a statement to me which I took down, and can repeat if necessary—after that I received this bag, and showed it to Cheney, who identified the contents—I then sent it back to King's Cross in the same state as I had received it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I showed it to Cheney on December 5th, I believe—I did not examine Cheney at the Police-station, Middlesboro'—I had reason at that time to suspect a fraud had been committed on the com
<lb/>pany, and was working on that assumption.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960224-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-183" type="surname" value="CHESTER"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-183" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CHESTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, G.N.R.</hi>) On December 14th I received this bag and its contents at King's Cross—I took it down to the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite</hi>, at Southampton, and saw all the crew with the exception of the captain—I brought the bag back and handed it to Parish; it and its contents were then in the same state as when I received it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960224-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-184" type="surname" value="PARISH"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-184" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PARISH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Superintendent, G.N.R.</hi>) I have had the con
<lb/>duct of these inquiries—this bag and every article in it are now in the same state as when I first saw it—I took this list of the articles at the time; this collar is in the list.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The list was made after the bag was returned from, Leeds; the bag was not connected with the prisoner for some time after it reached my office—I heard the porter say that on November 6th it was thought it might be the bag in reference to Middlesboro'; it was not exactly connected with the prisoner in his mind—I did not regard it as an attempted fraud from the beginning—I have hundreds of similar cases, to deal with, and I did not inquire into this as a case of fraud for four or six weeks after the bag got into my possession—as soon as I had satisfied myself I worked on the assumption that it was fraud—I have no means of ascertaining who Mr. Vallin is, and so I have not tried to do so—every man on duty at King's Cross has been seen and questioned as to whether he took a bag—if a porter at King's Cross were asked to label a sailor's bag, he would do so—in some cases they remember the incident, but in this case they do not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960224-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-185" type="surname" value="SEWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-185" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SEWARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, Sparshot Road, and am a booking-clerk in the Great Northern Railway Company's service—I produce my train book, showing the tickets issued for the various stations from King's Cross—tickets issued on October 30th, after 8.30 p.m., would appear under the date of October 31st, as each day closes at 8.30—I make up this book after the departure of the trains—sometimes we put three or four trains together, but generally the book is made up after the</p>
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<p>departure of the principal trains—under date October 31st I find that no third-class ticket was issued from King's Cross to Middlesboro' by the 12.30 train—the first ticket issued from King's Cross to Middlesboro' on that date was for the 2.20 train; that ticket is No. 2390—five tickets were issued, but 2390 was the first—some were issued before 12.30—some were issued by the ten o'clock train.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Although the 12.30 train did not go to Middles-boro', we should give a ticket for that station to a person applying; all tickets issued at 12.30 would be entered at that time—we should enter it At the time the train was booked out—there would be separate entries for the 12.30 and 1.30 trains—I have not been censured by Mr. Parish for my careless way of booking—I do not think I said at the Police-court that a ticket issued at 12.30 for Middlesboro' would be entered by the 1.30 train—1.30 is the Middlesboro' train; the 12.30 is not—we should tell
<hi rend="italic">A</hi> passenger coming at 12.30 that he had to wait for the 1.30 train, but we should enter the ticket at 12.30—we group certain trains together, so that this book does not indicate the true time—six tickets for Middles-boro' were issued altogether on October 31st—if you go by the 12.30 train to Middlesboro' you have to change at Doncaster.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960224-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-186" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-186" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman—I reside at 1, Durham Street, Middlesboro'—I have known the prisoner for about three years—I have never shipped with him, but I have slept in the same room with him at 1, Durham Street, a lodging-house, on several occasions when we have been on shore together—about October 7th I was on shore—I went aboard my ship on October 14th—I remember the prisoner joining the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite</hi> about October 7th or 8th—I saw him making preparations for going aboard; he put some clothes in a black-painted canvas bag, when I was in the room, the night before he went aboard—it was an ordinary sailor's bag, only painted black—I cannot say I noticed anything painted on it—when he had packed the bag, he left it in the room till he went away the next morning—this white bag was not it; I never saw it in his possession—the black bag was taken out of the room—I don't know what became of it afterwards—I have occupied the same room with him pretty often, and dined at the same table, but I did not associate or go out with him—we did not drink together—I was never in a public-house—this is a sailor's lodging-house—I cannot say what clothing he put into the bag—he always wore good clothing whenever I saw him walking about—I have just returned from sea—I never saw a button like this before; I think I should be able to recognise it if I had; it has a crown and anchor on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960224-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960224-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-187" type="surname" value="BERESFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-187" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BERESFORD</persName> </hi>. I am Registrar of Seamen for the Shipping Federa
<lb/>tion at Middlesboro'—I have known the prisoner for about four years—I think I saw the prisoner on the morning he had to go aboard the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite—on</hi> that morning I had occasion to go to Mr. Liness's house in reference to the crew of another ship, and I met the prisoner in the passage, and passed the compliments of the morning to him, and said, "Are you going aboard?" and "Is that your bag at the door?" and he said, "Yes"—the bag lying at the door was painted black, and the ordinary shape of a sailor's bag—I did not take particular notice—I did not notice anything on it—I don't know where the bag went—it was</p>
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<p>standing by itself—when I came out I saw neither the prisoner nor the bag—the prisoner's character is very good, so far as I know—we have reports from various masters if a man's character is not good, and we have not had any report about him—he used to dress very well; better than the average of sailor men ashore—I have seen him several times in the evening and after work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say to Detective Maroney that I thought I must be mistaken as to the bag being black.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-188" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LINESS</persName> </hi>. I am a lodging-house keeper, of 1, Durham Street, Middlesboro'—I have known the prisoner between three and four years; he has lodged at my house when on shore—I remember his leaving to join the
<hi rend="italic">Satellite</hi>—I know he took a bag with him, because he could not go to sea without one—I never saw him in his working or ship dress; I only knew him ashore, and then he was always dressed very respectably indeed; he could always change in various colours at any time—my wife did a good deal of his starching at one time, but not of late—I brought these four collars and fronts, which belong to him, and which he left behind—they are marked "R. A. Stone." (
<hi rend="italic">These were also marked with a number, and the letter</hi> M.) His general character is very good—I have seen many dozen black bags in my lodging-house, and white ones as well—I never saw one marked "W. Vallin "; I never knew a man of that name—I have not known seamen sell bags to one another; they sell them to slopmen sometimes—as a rule, real sailors have two bags, a large one and a smaller one, which they call the kit bag—this bag is large enough to carry plenty to go to sea—whether they take all their best clothes to sea depends where they are going to—I know cases where they have left their clothes; but if they are going to places like London, where they know people, or have been before, they take their best clothes with them; or they might ship again from London, and would want all their things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Any washing that came to the laundry from 1, Durham Street would very likely be entered in my name—I was inter
<lb/>viewed by Ovens—I said I could not swear whether the bag the prisoner took away with him on that occasion was black or white—I have seen several things painted on bags—I could not say whether this bad a Union Jack, or a pennant, or what—I have not seen many with a Union Jack painted on them; if I had seen one I think I should be likely to re
<lb/>member it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was not necessary that the prisoner should pay me for his lodgings before he went to sea; I did not trouble him for money at that or any time, or any other boarder—I have had as much as £25 of his money in hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-189" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MACGALITY</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant tailor, of Cleveland Street, Mid
<lb/>dlesboro'—the prisoner has been my customer for some time past, and has made considerable purchases of clothing from me—this is the correct account; it runs from October, 1893, to January 3rd, 1895; a pair of tweed trousers not entered here have been bought since then—the total amount is £7 19s. for various kinds of clothing: trousers, coats and waistcoats—my mother cashed the advance note in this case, and gave the prisoner £1 for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-263-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that he should treat the case as one in which the prisoner had lost his white bag, and had then set up this claim.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that that was the view they took.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-263-18960224 t18960224-263-punishment-32"/>Three Month's Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY BALE</hi> (35)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">stated that he was not in a position to resist a verdict of</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">on the Counts for receiving, and the prisoner so stating, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">did not proceed on the Counts for stealing.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960224-265-offence-1 t18960224-name-193"/>Edward Parkar Milne</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, for obtaining property from other persons by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAYLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-194" type="given" value="EDWARD PARKER"/>EDWARD PARKER MILNE</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the Economic Smokeless Fire Company, in Shaftesbury Avenue—on January 15th, 1894, the prisoner brought this note, headed "J. Kelly, practical builder and dealer in tools, 158, Brondesbury. Kindly forward me one of your stoves, and let me know the price"—this was handed to me when I came in—the prisoner was not there then—he afterwards came and saw over the place, and saw some samples—the following day we received this order for a stove—we sent the order on to the makers, Leggatt and March, in Scotland, who forwarded a stove of the value of £5 10s.—subsequently we received this paper from the prisoner, stating that be would call—that was in answer to a letter which our secretary wrote—he received more goods, altogether amounting to £71 15s. 9d.—we made many appli
<lb/>cations for payment, but have not received any money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> We had no arrangement as to dis
<lb/>count; we should take off 15 per cent.—altogether I saw you seven or eight times—I asked you how the stoves were working, and you said they were working very well; that was when you were calling for other orders—we advertised the stoves; they were a patent, nothing like them made—I never went or tent to your place of business that I am aware of.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-195" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective C.</hi>) About a quarter-past eight, on January 18th, I saw the prisoner in the Holloway Road—I went up to him and asked him if his name was Kelly—he said yes—I said, "Josiah Kelly?"—he said, "No, Frederick Kelly is my name"—I said, "I believe you to be the man who obtained stoves at 100, Shaftesbury Avenue in January, 1894, I bare ft warrant for your arrest"—I read it to him—he said, "All right, I will go with you, but I shall say nothing more till the proper time comes"—I took him to Vine Street station; the charge was read over to him—he said, "Quite right."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were about to get into a trans car when I arrested you—I addressed you as Kelly, and said, "I wish to speak to you"—I</p>
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<p>asked you to take some refreshment, and treated you—you did not say you were better known as old Fred Kelly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-196" type="surname" value="DENHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-196" type="given" value="JAMES FREDERICK"/>JAMES FREDERICK DENHAM</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the Economic Smoke
<lb/>less Fire Company, of 38, Judd Street, King's Cross—on January 15th, 1894, the prisoner called at Shaftesbury Avenue with this note, pur
<lb/>porting to come from a Mr. Kelly; it was enclosed in an envelope—he said I could open it; I did so—it is signed Josiah Kelly, requesting the bearer to be allowed to see one of our stoves—I showed him the working of our stoves, and he said he would go back and report what he thought of them—I subsequently saw him a dozen or fourteen times, from January to April—he used to come and select cooking utensils for the range he had previously bought—he used to take the things away himself—I addressed him as Mr. Kelly, and he never said anything different—Mr. Milne asked him one morning how the stoves were working, and he said they were all working very satisfactorily.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You brought the note yourself—I had never seen you previous to that Monday afternoon—I was in the shop when you brought it.</p>
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<persName id="t18960224-name-197" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-197" type="surname" value="CROMBIE"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-197" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT CROMBIE</persName> </hi>. I am an estate agent, of 154, High Road, Kilburn—on August 1st, 1893, the prisoner took from me the house, 158, Liver
<lb/>edge Road, Brondesbury, at £32 a year—he remained in possession till May 1st, 1894—we received £2 from him; we subsequently applied to him for rent several times, but that was all we received—he was never really living there; he was there from time to time, and I applied to him for money—the house was practically empty; it was a shop with two rooms—there was very little show of business, a few builders' things, but no business being carried on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The windows were whitened over; no stock, and nothing exhibited for sale—to the best of my belief, the windows were whitened over; at any rate, you could not see through them—I have not got the Agreement that was entered into—you said you would take the house for three years, and do what repairs were necessary, and then you would com
<lb/>mence rent, you did paint the front door—I had a letter from you from a hospital, stating that you were there to undergo an operation—when you gave me the £2 you said that you were short—I said you had better give up possession—you had a man there, but I understood he only came in during the day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960224-name-198" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18960224-name-198" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD E. CLARK</persName> </hi>. I l