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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>VOL. CXXIV.</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, April 20th 1896, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-1" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GAINSFORD BRUCE</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-2" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-3" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart, M.P., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18960420-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="t18960420-name-5" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., K.C.M.G., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq., Lieu-Col.
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-7" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Knt.,
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-8" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-9" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-11" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK PRATT ALLISTON</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her, Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-12" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-15" 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. SEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star (*) denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger (†) 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 April</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-25" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHADNEY</persName> </hi>. I am butler to Howard John Kennard, of 20, Hyde Park Terrace—about 11.30 p.m. on March 24th I locked up the house and the house then being secure, I went to bed—at 1.45 a.m. I was aroused by the scraping of the key, in the lock of the door of my bedroom—I waited a little while, thinking it was the cat scratching; then the door opened, and a light and a man appeared—I halloaed out, "Who are you?"and got out of bed—I saw the back part of a man going down along passage, at the bottom of which he had to scale the wall, and get out of a window ten or twelve feet high—the light had been lies in the kitchen, into which they got—the man had run out of the house—I came back, and gave an alarm—I missed a pair of boots, belonging to Mr. Kennard; I found a pair of my own boots in the kitchen, taken off the hoot trees I found two pairs of strange boots down by the kitchen—</p>
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<p>someone had got in from the upper part of the kitchen window, which looks into the garden—they must have got over four or five walls to get there—I concluded one man that got away had no boots on, because he left his own behind, and did not take mine, though he was preparing to do so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-26" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am cook to Mr. Kennard—I left my purse on the 24th in the kitchen drawer—I missed it on the 25th—it con
<lb/>tained about 5s.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-27" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NEPHAM</persName> </hi> (179
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). I was on duty on the night of the 24th in the Bayswater Road—about 2 a.m. on the 25th I heard a police whistle, and going in the direction of it, I met the prisoner and another man—the prisoner had no boots or socks on—I crossed the road, and when I got within a few yards they ran away—I chased them for about half a mile, and lost sight of the prisoner—I circulated a description among several officers who assembled at 6 a.m.—that morning I saw the prisoner at the Police-station, and I said I recognised him as the man I had chased that morning—he said, "There is no use denying it; I am the man that broke into No. 20, Hyde Park Terrace."</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-28" type="given" value="WEST"/>WEST BROOKS</persName> </hi> (347
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). On the early morning of March 25th I was on duty in Leinster Square, Paddington—I heard a whistle, and I ran into Gal way Road, where I saw the prisoner running without his boots—I chased him for half a mile, through Gal way Road, Westbourne Grove, Monmouth Road, and Newton Road, without losing sight of him—I came up to him at the corner of Newton Road, where he was stopped by a private individual—I took hold of the prisoner—he said, "Don't hold me so tight; you have
<hi rend="italic">copped</hi> me fair; I will go quiet with you"—with the assistance of another constable I took him to Paddington Police-station—I had charge of him while inquiry was made and the premises examined, and during that time in the cell passage the prisoner made a statement—before he did so I cautioned him that what he said I should take down and make use of—he said, "You have got me here, and I am about sick of this job, but I shall not turn
<hi rend="italic">copper</hi> on my
<hi rend="italic">pal;</hi> I may as well make a clean breast of it"—Wheeler was there at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You said you were sick of it, and you would sooner be in
<hi rend="italic">steer</hi> (goal), and so would your
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi>—I wrote it down at the time, and have it in my memorandum book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-29" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WHEELER</persName> </hi> (369
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). On March 25th I was on duty in Moscow Road—my attention was attracted to the prisoner, who, I thought, answered the description of one or two men who were wanted for a bur
<lb/>glary earlier in the morning—I was going to arrest him, but when he saw me he ran away—I gave chase, and raised an alarm by blowing my I whistle, and Brooks took up the chase, and the prisoner was captured—he had no boots or socks on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-30" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DOTLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant F</hi>). At 7 a.m. on March 25th I went to 20, Hyde Park Terrace, and examined the premises—I found entry had been effected in Hyde Park Street, at the rear of No. 15, by clambering over railings and breaking wire netting at the top, crossing the garden at the rear of No. 15, and then getting over the walls of the adjoining premises to the back of 20, and then by pushing open a swinging window that had been left unfastened, and dropping into the kitchen—I saw some boots there—I saw the prisoner at the station at nine o'clock—I said, "These</p>
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<p>two pairs of boots have been found in the basement of 20, Hyde Park Terrace"—he said, "Yes, the button ones are mine"—I told him I would fit them on him, and that he would be charged with breaking and enter
<lb/>ing the premises—one pair of boots was button, and the other lace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I brought the boots I did not say, "Which pair will you have of the two?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence asserted hit innocence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GODWIN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Ingledew, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Sheen.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960420-339-offence-1 t18960420-name-34"/>Richard Thomas</persName>, and stealing boots and other articles;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a conviction of felony at this Court in April, 1890.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-339-18960420 t18960420-339-punishment-4"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18960420-340-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering an authority for the delivery of thirty-three spirit casks;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960420-340-offence-3 t18960420-name-36"/>Canon Company</persName> thirty-one barrels and thirty-three casks by means of forged authorities.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended the conduct of the police officers in the case.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18960420-340-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18960420-341-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to utter-ing a banker's cheque for the payment of £90.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960420-341-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.] </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited, in order that certain inquiries might be made.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-342-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering medal representing a sovereign, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-39" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA MAYNER</persName> </hi>. I am a servant at Mandeville Places—the prisoner was employed at the same hotel; we occupied the same bedroom—I had a box on a chest of drawers, containing coins, some of which were foreign—these are some of them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); these were all in the box; there were six medals—one morning, about three months ago, she said that she had taken one of my coins, and passed it for a sovereign—I said that she would get into trouble—I looked in my box on the day she left, and the six medals were miming; she had no authority to take them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not ask me to lend them to you to have a lark.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-41" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BOON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Samuel Boon, of Devonshire Place, Lisson Grove—on the night of March 19th I met the prisoner; I had never seen her before—she walked a little way with me, and I met my husband—on the next day I went with the prisoner to the Mandeville Hotel to fetch her box—she gave my husband a sovereign, but I did not look at it; she said that she had four.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-42" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BOON</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—the prisoner slept at my house on the night of March 18th, and on the 19th she asked me if I would let my wife go with her to the Mandeville Hotel and help her pack her things, and she would give her a sovereign—when the box came she took a purse out of it and gave me a sovereign, and asked for a receipt for it—I gave her this receipt. (
<hi rend="italic">For</hi> £1
<hi rend="italic">for lodging and food</hi>). I put the coin in my pocket, went to Mr. Pocock's shop, and bought two pairs of boots, and paid for them with the sovereign the prisoner had given me; he said that it was bad—I went out, saw the prisoner outside, and told her she would have to come to Pocock's shop, because it was a bad coin—the went, and the manager asked her where she got it—she said, "From the Mandeville Hotel"—I asked her to give me a good one; she said she had left them on my mantelpiece—I gave her in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-43" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MAXWELL</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Pocock, a bootmaker, of Edgware Road—On March 19th Booth came in and gave me a coin, and later in the evening the prisoner came and said, "This man says he has given you a coin, and it is not gold"—I said, "Certainly it is not gold," and gave her in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FLITNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D.</hi>) I was called to Mr. Pocock's shop and Mr. Boon said, in her presence, that she had given him a sovereign; I asked her where she got it—she said, "Clara gave it to me, and at the same time I tried to pass a sovereign which I knew was bad"—she said that voluntarily, when we were standing still in the street, and Mr. and Mrs. Boon and a good many people were round me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> I never said so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-45" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN THOMAS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I was on duty in the charge-room, but did not hear the prisoner charged—she sat down on a chair in the charge-room, and then got up, and went to the fire-place with her hand closed—I said, "What have you in your hand?"—she said, "Only a few pence"—I said, "Put them down"—she said, "No; I will see you d—d first," and dropped three Hanoverian medals.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-46" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT JACQUES</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Moline Police-station—on March 19th I searched the prisoner, and found this receipt and some bronze coins.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these Hanoverian medals were struck at the commencement of Her Majesty's reign—their value is
<hi rend="italic">nil</hi>—the resemblance to a sovereign is very slight; it represents the separation of Hanover from England, as by the Slavic Law Her Majesty could not reign there—the words on them are "To Hanover"—they are sold as card-counters still in some shops.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-342-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-342-18960420 t18960420-342-punishment-7"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LEONARD CHORLEY</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18960420-343-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to forging and uttering an order for the payment of £1, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18960420-344-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing a purse and £1 2s. 5d. from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960420-344-offence-1 t18960420-name-50"/>Emma Marks</persName>,</rs> having been convicted in the name of
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-51" type="given" value="JACK"/>Jack Lewis</persName> on April 4th, 1893. Five other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18960420-346-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering a receipt for 12s., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960420-347-offence-1 t18960420-name-57"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960420-349-offence-2 t18960420-name-61"/>Her Majesty's Post-master-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18960420-350-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to two indictments for stealing, while employed in the Post Office, two post-letters, containing orders for the payment of money, the property of
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-73" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE TURNSTILL</persName> </hi>. I live with my sister, Mrs. Ward—on February 28th I answered the door to the prisoner—she wanted to know if Mrs. Ward could give Mrs. Hall next door change for a sovereign—I said, "No;" but I lent her sixpence—my sister did not see her—she came back, and said that the old lady was very much obliged—I did not ask her to obtain the half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-74" type="given" value="EMMA MARY"/>EMMA MARY HALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Earlswood Road—Mrs. Ward lives on one side of me and Mrs. Lewis on the other—I did not send the prisoner to Mrs. Turnstill to obtain change for a sovereign—she came to me, and wanted me to give change for a sovereign for Mrs. Ward—I did not know her before—she did not bring me a sixpence from Mrs. Ward—I had not got change for a sovereign, or I should hare given it—I am sure she is the same girl.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-75" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA POTTER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Potter, a clerk, of 107, Richmond Road, South Tottenham—on February 26th the prisoner came and asked me to change a sovereign for Mrs. Wale, next door—I had not got it, and gave her sixpence—I did not know her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-76" type="given" value="IDA"/>IDA WALE</persName> </hi>. I live at 105, Richmond Road, South Tottenham—I did not send the prisoner to Mrs. Potter on February 26th for change for a sovereign—she did not bring me sixpence, but she asked me for sixpence for Mrs. Potter—it is not true that I said that I had not got change; I never saw her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-77" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES FOREMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Andrew Foreman, of Upper Clapton, a bank clerk—on February the 28th the prisoner called on me and said she Wanted change for a sovereign, but sixpence would do—I went for Mrs. Bennett, my next-door neighbour, to the back, and sent her into the house—the prisoner said she should be very much obliged if I gave her a shilling, and I did so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-78" type="given" value="LIZZIE"/>LIZZIE BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I live next door to the last witness, at 28, Sash Road, Upper Clapton—I did not send the prisoner to her on February 25th for change for a sovereign, nor did I say that a shilling would do; I did not see her at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was out all that week from nine to six o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-353-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Her mother stated that the was not right in her head at times, and offered to take charge of her.—One Day's Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960420-355-offence-1 t18960420-name-82"/>Reginald Highman</persName>, and stealing a watch and a portion of a chain.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Ern</hi>, I have lost my watch; I know the man"—I was about to follow him, when I was dragged back and kept there till the man got away—I stated my case to the sergeant, and the prisoner was arrested inside the bar—he said to me, "Did I take your watch?"—I said, "No, but you held me while another man did"—I have no doubt the prisoner is the man that held me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-84" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I live at Cranbourn Road, Leyton—on Good Friday evening I went with Highman into the Hare and Hounds—I saw the prisoner there—I did not see him do anything to Highman—High-man called out to me, "
<hi rend="italic">Ern</hi>, I have lost my watch; come on; I know the man who has got it"—I went towards him; the prisoner and seven others got hold of me and stopped me from going to his help.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 59
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On Good Friday I was called to the Hare and Hounds—I saw the prisoner there—he said to the prosecutor, "Do you say I stole your watch?"—he said, "No, but you held me while another man did"—he asked me to arrest the prisoner, which I did, and took him to the station, when he was again charged; and he again said to the prosecutor, "Do you say I stole your watch?" and the prosecutor made the same reply—there were a number of people in the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> There was such a hustle and bustle there, I did not hold him. I was in the house at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-355-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 having been convicted on August</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-355-18960420 t18960420-355-punishment-20"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Bayliss.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective J</hi>). On April 3rd, about half-past ten at night, I was with Detective Tritton in Mare Street, Hackney, and saw the two prisoners, with three others, standing with their backs to an iron railing, seven or eight feet high, flush with the shop, 371, Mare Street—they were rattling at the gate; from the appearance they were trying to force the gate with their backs—they could not see us; we were concealed—there were a number of persons in Mare Street—the five men were all standing in a heap—we heard the gate go open, and then missed the two prisoners; the place was very dark; the other three moved a little way down the street—a few seconds after I heard a bursting noise, like the bursting open of a door—we crossed the road, and as we got on the kerb I saw Bayliss run out from the passage into the street, and he was arrested by Tritton; he was followed very closely by the witness, Money, in his stockings, and as he was dosing the gate he said, "You have burst open my door," and Lewinski then pushed himself behind Money into the street, where I arrested him—Lewinski had on only one India-rubber shoe—I asked what he had done with his boots—he said someone had
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lewinski.</hi> I saw you come out of the passage; you ran down the passage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. Mare Street is a busy thoroughfare—there is a public-house right opposite the prosecutor's shop, and a good light from it—I had never seen either of the prisoners before, to my know-ledge—I have made inquiries about Bayliss; he bears a very respectable character—I think I should have been able to identify Bayliss's face even if I had not seen him come out of the passage; there was a good light—my attention was directed to the men, to see what they were going to do—I am positive that I saw Bayliss among the men, and that I saw him come out of the passage—my colleague took him into custody as he came out—he was dressed much rougher than now, and dirty and untidy—he bad boots on and a hat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-91" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MONEY</persName> </hi>. I am a conductor, and live at 371, Mare Street—I occupy the top part of the house—on the night of April 3rd I went to bed at 10.30—about two minutes after I had gone to bed I heard a noise at the street door—I got out of bed, put on my trousers, and looked out of the front-room window, and saw from six to eight men standing round the door—I went downstairs without boots or socks—I opened the street door, and saw someone go out from the street door to the wicket gate, about lour feet—the street door was shut; I pulled the bolt back and opened it, as I thought, but I found it had been broken open—I went to the iron gate, and said to the men standing there, "Has anyone been knocking at the door?"—I was between the street door and the iron gate—I saw Lewinski go out at the gate; he had no business there—he said he had come over for his hat, that someone bad thrown it over—I said be could not have come over a gate seven feet high.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. This (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a photograph of the premises—it is about four feet from the gate to the street door—the street door bad been broken open as well as the gate—I saw Lewinski come oat of the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lewinski.</hi> When you came out of the house you stood there, and I was talking to you when the officer came up and arrested me—I did not say at the station that it was Bayliss that came out of the passage; I said it was you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective J</hi>). On April 3rd I was in Mare Street with Thornell—I saw the two prisoners, in company with three others, against the gate of 371, standing with their backs against the gate—suddenly it was forced open, and the two prisoners went in; the other three remained outside—I then heard a bursting sound inside, as though a lock had been forced—I rushed across the road, and Bayliss ran out of the passage into my arms—I arrested him—shortly afterwards, when Money came down, Lewinski ran out from behind him out of the passage—I afterwards examined the door, and found it had been violently forced open—there were marks of a blunt instrument.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Baylies received a good characters.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Lewinski then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on July</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1895,
<hi rend="italic">at Worship Street Police-court; several other convictions were proved against him in different names.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEWINSKI</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BAYLISS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on Recognizances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. STEPHEN LYNCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NOBLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Roche; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Smith.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector London and India Docks Joint Police</hi>). On April 4th, between two and three, I was in warehouse
<hi rend="italic">G</hi> at the docks—warehouse F adjoins G, and there is connection between the two—they are near Cuber Street gate, of which Roche was in charge—he had to take passes for all goods leaving the dock, and to search vans leaving the dock—no van is allowed to leave the dock unless the person in charge has a pass for whatever goods are in the van—it is Roche's duty to look in the van, and see if the things in the van correspond with the pass—I saw a four-wheeled covered van coming into the dock through Cuber Street Gate—Sullivan and two other men whom I do not know were in the van—the van stopped opposite F warehouse—one of the men got out, and, after standing in the road for a few moments, he went into the ground-floor of F, and about that time the prisoner Smith came on to the floor where I was in G, and commenced examining some old bark that stood in the cor
<lb/>ner—he had no business there at that time of day—I left the warehouse and went put of the dock, and waited about the dock gate till about 3.45, when I saw the van coming from Cuber Street gate—the bags were above the van-rail, and anyone could see them as the van approached—I allowed it to proceed some way, and reach the West-end gate, when I took hold of the horse's head—Sullivan immediately threw the reins over the hone's head, and jumped out, and ran away—I pursued and caught him—no</p>
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<p>one else was in the van then—I handed him over to a constable and came back to the van, which I took into the dock—I saw in it five pepper bags, marked "X. Y. Z.," in a triangle—I said to Sullivan, "flow do you account for these?"—he said, "I don't know anything about it. I did not drive it out; the other man drove it out I was asked to drive the van by a man I do not know"—I asked him where he was going to take it; he said he did not know—I handed him over to a constable, and went back to Cuber Street gate, where Roche was on duty—I found Smith in Roche's box; he had no business there whatever—I told him I should arrest him for being concerned in stealing five bags of pepper, the property of the Dock Committee—he said, "I know nothing about it; I never stole any pepper"—I said to Roche, "A van has passed out of this gate with five bags of pepper. I have stopped it. Have you a pass for it?"—he said, "No"—I said, "What have you got to say about it?"—he said, "I know nothing about it"—with assistance, they were taken to the police-office—I was relating the circumstance of the case to Superintendent Kale at the Police-station, when Smith said, "There has been a lot of it going on, sir"—Roche was not present; he was in the outer office then—the superintendent said to Smith, "I consider it my duty to caution you that anything you may say will be taken down in writing, and may be used in evidence against you"—Smith said, "I went and delivered the bags of pepper to-day to Garwood's van; Sullivan was one of three men in charge of the van; one of the carman saw me this morning, and asked me about the pepper; I delivered it to the van; I knew it would pass out of the dock, as Roche was in the swim, I spoke to Roche about it this morning; he said it would be all right"—Kale wrote that down; it was read over to and signed by Smith—it was read over to all three prisoners after Smith had signed it; they made no reply—they were then handed over to Police Sergeant Lambert and charged—when the charge was read over to them; they made no reply—I examined Roche's box at the gate, and took possession of all the passes there; I could not find any pass for five bags of pepper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NOBLE</hi>. The top rail of the van in front where the bags were was five feet nine inches from the roadway—it was a covered van, with curtains at the back flying loose—I saw the bags before the van reached me—I should say a man sitting down in his box could see into the front of the van—the van was loaded 92 yards from Roche's box; it was not his direct duty to notice vans being loaded—if an empty van passed his box, it would be his duty to satisfy himself that it was empty—I don't know what he would do if he thought it was empty—when the van passed out I was over 100 yards from the box—if someone had shouted out "empty"; I should not have heard it—I have been an inspector for several years—some months past we received certain information about Roche and Smith, and in consequence they have since been under observa
<lb/>tion—there is an off-license beer-house opposite Roche's box—it would be contrary to the rules of the Bock Committee for a foreman to leave the docks while on duty—it was not necessary for Smith to come towards Roche's box if he wanted to get a drink; there is another gate at the other end of the dock; it was just after four when I stopped him, and about 4.30 he would leave off work—Roche has been in the employ about nineteen years—I have heard that previously he was in the Metropolitan</p>
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<p>police—I do not know that he was in the Dublin police before that—I noticed the van passing Roche's gate about 3.45—I could not say whether just previously three or four seamen stopped near there waiting to see Roche—it is seven or eight years ago since tolls were taken at that gate;, I do not think that Roche ever did duty there when the toll was taken there—when Roche and Smith were together in the box another dock constable was hard by; a man patrols from that gate to the full length of the road—I can hardly say whether a man, sitting in the box, would have to raise his head at once, to see what was in the van as the front of it passed him; the outside road is about six feet below the road in the dock; the gate is really in a cutting from the main road in the dock to the outside road; therefore, the van would have to come down a hill, and I should say the man sitting in the box would see, as I saw, the bags in the van, because they were above the van rail; the van is only two feet deep—it is five feet nine inches above the ground.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. I have said, to the best of my knowledge, everything that was said when I took Smith to Kale—Smith was then in custody—I told Kale that I had arrested him—Kale said nothing to that—nothing was said while Smith was speaking—I asked Smith whether he knew a certain name—that was after I took him to Kale—I did not say a word to him on the way to the office—after I said I should take him, neither I nor he spoke on the way—when I told Kale what he had done Smith said nothing—he made the statement voluntarily—neither I nor Kale asked him to make one—he was told if he made one it would be taken down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was no part of the other constable's duty to attend to the Cuber Street gate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that Smith would withdraw his plea and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEAD GUILTY</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-102" type="given" value="THOMAS SAMUEL"/>THOMAS SAMUEL NICHOLS</persName> </hi>. I am a first-class assistant warehouse keeper, employed at the South-West India Bock—it is part of my duty to super
<lb/>vise the work there—I saw these five bags of pepper, marked "X. Y. Z.," in a triangle, at the Police-station—they are the property of the Joint Committee, and had been at the docks since September, 1895—if they had been delivered to any customer I should know in the ordinary course of my duty to whom they had been delivered—they have not been delivered to any person having authority to take them away—about five bags are missing from this particular parcel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NOBLE</hi>. I supervise the South-West Dock—the gate is open from about 7.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.—I was not noticing this gate on the afternoon of April 4th; there were many less vans than usual that day, because it was the day between Good Friday and Easter Monday, and the work was less—we were delivering tea, out not much—I cannot say if the tea was being carted off in vans between three and four—there is a public-house just close by the box—I have not seen beer or liquor brought out from the public-house to the box—if it were done, it would not be a proper thing, but it would not be part of my province to interfere—I do not know that Roche has been nineteen years in the dock service.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-103" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LAMBERT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant K</hi>). On April 4th, the prisoners were</p>
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<p>handed over to my custody by Inspector Kitchen, at Limehouse Station, and charged—they made no reply—while taking descriptions and marks on their persons in the cell, Smith said (no one else was present then but he and I), "Roche and the likes of him are the cause of this. He led me into this, as he says his money is so little he cannot do on it. He gets the most out of it, and was the first to get me to do it. It has been going on for a long time; a lot is in it besides us; Hancock and Mr. Only, and several others have had any amount of stuff at the docks."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was employed by a man to drive the van; I know nothing about the pepper or how it got into the van."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan, in his defence, stated that he was employed to drive the stuff; that he did not know where it came from, and that when the van was stopped he ran to the other side of the road to see if lie could see the man who employed him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROCHE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi> then
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-104" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>Michael Geary</persName>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-358-18960420 t18960420-358-punishment-23"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude Each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960420-359-offence-1 t18960420-name-106"/>Thomas Badcock</persName> a letter demanding an outfit with menaces, and without any reasonable or probable cause.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Uttering the same letter, well knowing its contents.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-108" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BADCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am the Master of St. George's Workhouse, Fulham Road—the prisoner became an inmate of that workhouse about three years ago for the first time, and since then he has been in and out of the workhouse—he left on March 31st this year—on April 8th I received this letter—(
<hi rend="italic">This was headed Salvation Army, Horseferry Road, West
<lb/>minster, April 7th, and stated that Badcock had promised, in return for work done for him, to provide Haile with an outfit; that lie had not kept his promise, and that if he did not receive what was promised it would be the worse for Badcock; that he was not trying to blackmail him, but to compel him to keep his part of contract; that if he could not gain his ends in one way lie could in another; that the Fulham Road was a wide place, and the police could not always be about to protect; and that if Badcock did not comply with the request he must expect something to drop in the Fullam Road one evening</hi>). During the three years that he was an inmate of my workhouse I had frequent opportunities of observ
<lb/>ing the prisoner's writing; I believe this letter is in his writing; I have no doubt about it—he was employed in the workhouse in various ways, oakum picking, french polishing, and so on, for the guardians entirely—I never promised him any outfit—I did not owe him anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not seen the prisoner write, but he has brought me a paper with his signature—persons in the workhouse have to sign this book for their letters; the prisoner signed that book—the prisoner did no private work for me; I have no furniture in the house; I live in furnished apartments—the prisoner polished six chairs and my dining-table, but they are the guardians' property, and are entered in the book—the prisoner did polishing on my order as the guardians' officer—I can order work to</p>
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<p>be done without a special order from the guardians—I did not promise to give the prisoner anything; I made no contract with him about the table and chairs—when the prisoner has wanted certain materials for his work he has brought me vouchers in his writing—I know his writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-109" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MCKENNON</persName> </hi>. I am Labour Master at the Fulham Workhouse—it is part of my duty to deliver letters to paupers in the morning, and before delivering them I have them signed for in this book—I saw the prisoner write these three signatures in this book—I should say that the initials "H. S. H." to this letter are in the prisoner's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not sure as to the body of the letter; I have no doubt as to the signature—I never saw him write anything but his signature.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-110" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PREGNALL</persName> </hi>. I am Superintendent of Labour at the Fulham Work-house—the prisoner has brought me, on several occasions, vouchers for things he wanted for polishing; it was his duty to write them out—in my opinion this letter is in his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He would write out the lists and hand them to me—if he could not write, I should write for him—those writings are sent to the shop, and have since been destroyed, I expect.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-111" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN TARREND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective B</hi>). On April 10th I arrested the prisoner at St. Peter's Chambers, Westminster—I told him he would be charged, on a warrant, with sending a threatening letter, and demanding money, by menaces, to Mr. Badcock, Master of the St. George's Workhouse, on the 8th inst.—he replied, "Yes, that is right"—I took him to the station; he made no reply to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-359-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The, prisoner had been sentenced in May</hi>, 1895,
<hi rend="italic">to Six Months' Hard Labour for an assault on the prosecutor,—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHNSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">After the case had commenced the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the libel was a privileged communication, unless malice was proved, which would get rid of the privilege; and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">stating that they thought there was no malice</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
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<p>Good Friday, about seven o'clock, I was sitting on the steps and saw the prisoners run out at the door with their coats over their heads—I had not seen them go in—I went upstairs about 9.30, and found the room door open—my step-father and mother were out—I knew the prisoners as men hanging about the court—I did not find them till Easter Monday, and then Yule was drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Walton.</hi> The son of the step father of the other prisoners recognised you by your voice.</p>
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<lb/>key—when I came home I saw three men rush out; I recognise Wilkins, and I have a strong suspicion of the other two—they had got into the house by getting over a wall at the back, and on to one w.c., and then on to a higher w.c.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-121" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK YEATMAN</persName> </hi> (389
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). On April 4th Inspector Price handed Wil
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ELLIS</persName> </hi> (98
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). I took Yule, and told him the charge; he said, "I know nothing about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners, in their statement before the Magistrate and in their de
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. That is two or three minutes' walk from Shepperton Street; he was there when I went in; I left at ten o'clock, or a little after, and left him there—I was also with Walton about 2.30, and remained with him till evening—I was there all the afternoon, and went to the Admiral Blake I was playing at pitch and toss till seven, and then went to the Pavilion and back to the Admiral Blake—I was with Walton all the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been a friend of the prisoners for four years—I was convicted of larceny in November, 1893.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a companion of the prisoners.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINS</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">YULE</hi>**—
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<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on October</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">on November</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-361-18960420 t18960420-361-punishment-25"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-362-18960420 t18960420-362-punishment-26"/>Nine Months' "Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960420-363-offence-1 t18960420-name-129"/>John Palmer Newcombe</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, his property.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bruce.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960420-364-offence-1 t18960420-name-131"/>Florence Reece</persName>, a girl under the age of thirteen.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-364-18960420 t18960420-364-punishment-28"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS REED</hi> (27)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960420-365-offence-1 t18960420-name-133"/>Lillian Ash Church</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">For other eases tried this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960420-366-offence-1 t18960420-name-135"/>Eliza Mitchell</persName>, from her person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I sat on the right side when I entered—the man was further in than I was; he made room for me between him and a woman in the corner—there were other people in the omnibus—no one but the prisoner and I got out at Ludgate Hill—he was then behind me—when he was brought to me in custody, I said, "You have got the right man," loud enough for him to hear, but he said nothing—I have not the slightest doubt that he is the man who sat next me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-137" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BUNYARD</persName> </hi>. On April 1st, about 7.15, I was' at Ludgate Circus; a King's Cross omnibus pulled up—I was waiting to get in, and stood on one side while the passengers got out—some people got out in front of Mrs. Mitchell, and the prisoner followed just behind her, and hustled her; she said, "There, in that moment he has taken my purse"—I ran after him, and when he had got a hundred yards up Fleet Street, he got behind a
<hi rend="italic">'bus</hi>—I was within a yard of him; I never lost sight of him—he started to walk, but was arrested before he had taken three steps—I said in his presence, "There is the man; he has taken a lady's purse"—on the way to the station we met the prosecutrix, who said, "That is the man"—the prisoner turned to the constable, and said that he should make me responsible, and make me pay for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was not whispered; anyone standing near could hear it—it was said before and after the prosecutrix came up-more than one passenger followed her out; I believe the outside passengers had all alighted—it would not be correct to say that the only person behind her was the man who ran—I am under the impress
<lb/>sion that I did not lose sight of him for an instant from the time he left the omnibus—at the moment he left the omnibus I could see everything that he did—by saying that he hustled her, I mean that he like fell on her—when I started to run, there was a cry of "Stop thief!"—if other persons ran besides me and the prisoner, they must have been behind me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-138" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CROSSINGHAM</persName> </hi> (387
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On April 1st, about 7.20, I heard a cry of "Stop thief!"and saw the prisoner run across the Circus from the other side of New Bridge Street into Fleet Street—I followed him; he darted behind a
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi>, on to the footway, and turned back; I put my hand on his shoulder, and said, "Halloa, what is the matter?"—Bunyard said, "That is the man"—we met the prosecutrix, who exclaimed, "You have got the right man"—he was taken to the station—I did not find the purse, only five shillings in silver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say to Bunyard that it was a mistake; he said he should hold him responsible—no one called "Stop thief!"when they were running up Fleet Street, but I blew my whistle—I was a little in front of Bunyard—I did not see him, because my attention was attracted to the prisoner, but I take it he was behind me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A minute or a minute and a-half elapsed from the time I heard the cry of "Stop thief!" till I took him—he could get rid of the purse—the street was full of people leaving business.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-366-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on September</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887,
<hi rend="italic">of a like offence in the name of
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-144" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am an independent gentleman—I occupy the ground floor of 20, Langham Place, with my wife—on March</p>
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<p>19th I went to bed about 10.50, and put two suits of clothes on a chair outside my bedroom door to be brushed—I missed them next morning, also a mackintosh from the sitting-room, and a scarf, latch-key, and umbrella, value altogether about £20—the sitting-room windows were shut when I went to bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-145" type="given" value="THOMAS ALBON"/>THOMAS ALBON CREATON</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of 20, Langham Street—Mr. Anderson is my tenant—on coming down that morning I missed a coat which I had put in the hall the night before, and which I am now wearing—one of the officers gave it to me—I went into the sitting-room, and found one shutter closed and another partly so, and the window un-latched.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-146" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HARROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Inspector V</hi>). On March 19th I went to Whitfield Street, and in a room on the ground floor I found Bowling and Schneider lying on a bed, dressed and their boots on, covered with this mackintosh coat—Sergeant Barton asked him if he occupied those rooms—he said, "Yes"—on the top of a cupboard we found two suits of clothes tied together in a coat—Schneider awoke, and Dowling was asked who that man was—he said, "I don't know; I brought him in from the club last night"—that is the Whitfield Club, called "The Fleece"—I found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> on a shelf in the cupboard, and said to Dowling, "Where does this come from t"—he said, "I don't know; I have never seen it before"—a woman in the room said, "I found it in the room this morning, and put it in the cupboard"—the front window at 20, Langham Street has an area, is surrounded by a railing, upon which were marks—I went inside, and found indentations at the bottom of the window, and a corresponding mark underneath, and the marks correspond with the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, upon which there was white paint.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dowling.</hi> I have made inquiries, and find you were at work that night, and you spent a great deal of the night at the club.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I believe bowling was at the club when the burglary was committed—he is the door-porter, and would be there in the night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960420-name-147" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-147" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BUSH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). On March 19th, at twelve o'clock, I was watching in Whitfield Street, and saw Rasslager come opposite the house, cross over, knock at the door, and go away again—I took him in custody.</p>
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<persName id="t18960420-name-148" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-148" type="given" value="AUGUST"/>AUGUST ANGERER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at 35, Whitfield Street—on March 19th, at 7.30, I was opening my shutters, and saw three men standing by a public-house, conversing together—Rasslager and Dowling are two of them—I do not recognise the other—Dowling is a lodger of mine—at nine o'clock there was a knock at the door—I opened it, and saw a man who asked to see Mr. Dowling—he is one of the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dowling.</hi> You lived in my house six weeks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960420-name-149" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-149" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SIMMONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). On March 19th I went with Harrow to 35, Whitfield Street, and took Schneider; I did mot take Dowling, but I took him in a cab to Marl borough Street—he said, "This is doing a man a good turn; about a quarter to four, this morning, Schneider came and said he had been turned out of his lodging, and could I give him a
<hi rend="italic">doss</hi> for the night; I said when my wife turned out he could turn in with me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dowling.</hi> I searched the place, but found nothing connected with this job.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Dowling's defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-150" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, but have been out of employment since last Friday—I acted as porter, with Dowling, at this club, two of us—I have been there five months—on this night Dowling came in about eleven, and stayed till 3.45, when Schneider and another man came—Schneider said he had had a disturbance with his landlord, and did not know where to go—he had a parcel with him, rolled up—he laid it down, and his coat and umbrella—they stayed there till about six o'clock, and went and had a drink, and it was 7.20 when I left him—h was never out of my sight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Schneider is a member of the club, I believe—I have let him in—members sometimes bring bundles of clothes in—the club re
<lb/>mains open all night—no one took charge of the clothes—my fellow-porter did not in my hearing say, "What are those things?"—I had never seen, Dowling and Schneider together before, only in the bar of the club—they came in about ten minutes to four, and all went out together—the secre
<lb/>tary puts down the members' names as they come in—he did not have more than one drink—he ran back, because it is a large wicket, one man cannot handle it—they all three left together, and went across to the public-house, about ten of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-151" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HENNEKER</persName> </hi>. I was steward of this club at this time; Dowling came in about eleven o'clock, and left in the middle of the night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have carried the club on for a few months—the secretary pays the rent—it is not a burglars' club—they do not put a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> down on the bar when they drink—it is not a common thing for members of the club to be convicted and sent to prison—it is sometimes called the Fleabit Club—that is a person who has been convicted by the Excise.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-152" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SCHNEIDER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I stole these things, but I did not tell Dowling they were stolen; I said that they belonged to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy;</hi> I put it under the clothes, on the table—I moved the clothes to the top of the cupboard, and put the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> under them—when I asked him if he would give me a night's lodging no one, else was present—I know that my brother burglar called at Whitfield Street to inquire if I was there—I told him to do so—he pasted the night at home; I did not pass the night with him, because he lives with his sister.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960420-name-153" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-153" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK RAFSLAGER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I have pleaded guilty to this charge. Schneider and I committed the burglary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I went to the club after the burglary for ten minutes—I did not go with Schneider—I did not take any of the stolen property with me—Schneider told me he was going to take it, and see if he could get anybody to do anything with it—I do not know where he lives—Dowling asked me to come to his place—I knew that his house was the place I was to take the property to—I was there till about 5.45, and then went to a public-house, where I met the other prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go to 35, Whitfield Street that night—I did not take charge of the stolen property, because I was living with my sister—I do not know whether Schneider had a lodging.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-154" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SCHNEIDER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). On the night before the burglary I slept at a lodging-house in Bloxham Street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Dowling's statement before the Magistrate:</hi>" What I said to Sergeant Simmons was quite right. I was on the door of the club all night, where I have been two years. I have known Schneider as a member two years. It was my duty to let the members in and out. Schneider said he had been turned out of his lodging, and I said when my wife got up to get the breakfast he could lie down with me. Schneider came again afterwards."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dowling's Defence.</hi> I was at work from nine to six and could not have committed the robbery; as to receiving the goods I did not.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SCHNEIDER</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">RAFSLAGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-367-18960420 t18960420-367-punishment-30"/>Three Years each in Penal Servitude. The</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">highly commended the conduct of the police, in which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">concurred.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-157" type="given" value="ENBULL"/>REV. ENBULL THELWALL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in holy orders at Hatcham—on the night of April 2nd I was returning home and went into an urinal—as I came out I was seized by seven or eight men and pulled backwards and robbed of my watch and other articles—they pulled a ring off my finger, which the constable found afterwards—I ran after them but did not catch them—I saw their faces clearly, cod identified the prisoner a week afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you on that night to my knowledge—I, did not see you in a coffee shop—I did not see you between the robbery and seeing you at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He was placed with other men, and one man was very much like him—I have no doubt he was present when I was robbed—they were not all elderly men, except one, who he was placed with.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960420-name-158" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-158" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ROBERTSON</persName> </hi> (124 G). On April 2nd, about 11.40, I saw the prisoner at Dalston Junction—I knew him well by sight—he was walking up and down with another man in a suspicious manner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-159" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD FINNICANE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi>). I had charge of the prisoner; I told him he would be put up for identification, and if he was identified he would be charged with robbing the Rev. Mr. Thelwali—he began to cry, and said he did not do it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you or your companions till I came to the station—you were with four others—I did not see you on Easter Sunday, or in the evening, outside at the back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prosecutor gave a description of the men, in con-sequence of which I gave orders for the prisoner to be taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-160" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's mother, and am a laundress—he was helping me and turning my mangle till eleven o'clock that night—he sleeps in the next room to me; he can get out if he chooses—we do not live a great distance from where this happened.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I first heard of the charge against my son on the 9th; I did not give evidence on the 10th—I was not called, or else I should.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at the North London Police-court on April</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, April</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi> and 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSE DELGADO</hi>, Forging</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURNER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence of each witness was read by the shorthand writer to the interpreter, and interpreted in Spanish to the prisoner.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-162" type="given" value="FREDERICK THOMAS"/>FREDERICK THOMAS PREDDLE</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk in the Direct Spanish Tele-graph Company, Limited, at their office, Winchester House, Old Broad Street—this telegram, C, was handed in at London for transmission to Madrid, on March 26th, at 4.29 p.m. (
<hi rend="italic">This was addressed to Maria Sean, Hotel de Roma, Madrid. The translation of it was as follows:</hi> "I have arrived safely. To-morrow I shall carry through the business Manuel.") This telegram, K, addressed to Manuel Gomez de Tejada, Hotel Dieudonne, 11, Ryder Street, St. James's, London, came from Madrid, where it was handed in at 3.58. (
<hi rend="italic">This consisted of the word "congratulations" only.</hi>) This tele
<lb/>gram, L, addressed from Messrs. Hambro to Maria Saenz Tejada, Hotel de Roma, Madrid, we received at Old Broad Street, 1.17., on the 26th, and it was forwarded at 1.22 p.m.—the average time taken by a telegram to go from London to Madrid is from twenty to thirty minutes, if the lines are working well—there is a fresh transmission at Bilbao—K was handed in at 8.50., and reached us at 5—our time is fifteen minutes in advance of theirs—this telegram, M, was handed in at Madrid, at 3.50 p.m., on March 26th, and we received it in London at 4.24 p.m. (
<hi rend="italic">This, signed "Saenz de Tejada" was translated:</hi> "I confirm my letter 21st, as in order. Pay Mr. Gomez what I ask.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The telegram, "Congratulations," was handed in at Madrid at the same time as the other telegram from Madrid, replying to Messrs. Hambro—C was handed in by Messrs. Hambro's clerk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-163" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER ROENTGKZ</persName> </hi>. I am hall porter at the Hotel Dieudonne, 11, Ryder Street, St. James'—at 6.10 a.m. on March 26th the prisoner arrived there with a brown hand-bag—I showed him to a bedroom—he went out in the afternoon, and came back after seven—on the afternoon of the day he came he gave me this visiting-card with the name on it, "Manuel Gomez de Tejada"—about six the same evening I handed him a foreign telegram in a brown envelope, longer than an English telegram envelope, but the same colour, addressed to Manuel Gomez de Tejada—I signed this receipt for it—I only delivered that one telegram to him—he stopped at the hotel on the Thursday night, 26th—next morning, after breakfast, he went out between nine and ten—he came back after eleven, and asked me if another telegram had come—I do not understand Spanish; I could not understand him—that was the last time I saw him—he left his bag behind, and I afterwards pointed it out to Inspector Egan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A number of foreigners come to our hotel when it is in working order; now it is undergoing repairs—the majority of our cus
<lb/>tomers are foreigners—when the prisoner arrived I asked his name, but he could not understand me—I showed him to the bedroom, and he did not come down till the afternoon; so I watched him to get his name to put in the book, and he then gave me this card—I am perfectly sure he did not give me the name of Delgado when he came—I cannot remember if</p>
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<p>he gave me the card the same day or the next morning—he gave me no name when he came; I could not speak with him—I am A Belgian, and speak Belgian, French, and English, but do not understand Spanish—at soon as I received his name I put it down in the book myself, under the dace of the day on which I received it; I wrote it in the book immedi
<lb/>ately after I received the card from him; I cannot exactly remember when I received the card—any letter or telegram I receive I put in the letter-box—when the prisoner came in after seven, he asked for a telegram or letter; I could understand that, and gave him a telegram; I had his name—I had a telegram addressed to a foreign name, and the prisoner was the only foreigner in the house on that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> While I was writing the prisoner's name in the visitor's book, he went out, and did not see me write it—he opened the telegram I gave him, and went out—he read it on the doorstep—I did not notise what he did with it afterwards—he did not hand it back to me, as if it were not for him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-164" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROAD</persName> </hi>. I am A cashier in the employ of Messrs. O. J. Hambro and Son, of 70, Old Broad Street, foreign bankers and merchants—on March 26th the prisoner came in and presented this card, D' (
<hi rend="italic">This bors the name Manuel Gomez de Tejada</hi> which I read—I held the card out to him, and said in English, "Are you Mr. de Tejada?"—he replied in Spanish, "I do not understand you"—I said in Spanish, "Are you Signor Manuel Gomez de Tejada?"—he said, "Yes"—with the card he handed me an unfastened envelope, containing this letter, B, in Spanish—I looked at the signature, and said, "You come from Signora de Tejada?"—he said, "Yes"—I read the letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was headed, "Cadiz, March</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1896,"
<hi rend="italic">and was an authority from Maria de lot Angelos Saenz de Tejada to Messrs. Hambro to sell</hi> £6,328
<hi rend="italic">Russian Four Per Cento.</hi> 1890,
<hi rend="italic">which they held for far account' and to deliver the proceeds to the bearer, Manuel Gomez de Tejada.</hi>) I said to the prisoner, in Spanish, "You have come for some money on account of Russian bonds sold for Signora de Tajada?"—he said, "Yes"—I took him upstairs, saying, "If you will come upstairs I will introduce you to Mr. Hambro"—I left him upstairs with Mr. Harry Hambro, and the letter and card.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I asked him who he was, he did not say he came from Manuel Gomez, I am positive—he simply replied, "Yes, sir"—I did not say, "You come from Manuel Gomez"—I said, "Are you Manuel Gomez?"</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960420-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960420-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960420-name-165" type="surname" value="HAMBRO"/>
<interp inst="t18960420-name-165" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES THOMAS"/>HENRY CHARLES THOMAS HAMBRO</persName> </hi>. I am employed in my uncle's firm, Messrs. C. J. Hambro and Son—on March 26th Mr. Broad brought the prisoner into my private room, and handed me this card, D', and letter., B, which I read—Mr. Heriot, one of the partners, came in soon after-wards—I asked the prisoner, in Spanish, if he spoke English or French—he replied, in Spanish, "No"—I said, in Spanish, "We have heard from Madame de Tejada, and we have sold the bonds this morning; the money is to be at your disposal; how will you take it?"—he said he wanted the bulk in a cheque on Paris, and a little money for his pocket as he had none here—I told Mr. Heriot, who had come into the room, in English (as he does not understand Spanish), what the prisoner said, and showed the prisoner into an inner private room—I then had a conversation with Mr. Heriot, and sent for some of Madame de Tejada's previous</p>
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<p>letters, and we compared the signatures with the letter B that the prisoner had brought—we saw that the previous letters were confirmed, and were in order—I then went into the inner room, and said to the prisoner, "You have seen the letter that we wrote to Madame de Tejada on March 16th; I am sorry we have not been able to realize such a good price as we quoted for the Russian bonds; do you remember what the price was?"—the prisoner said, "Yes, 104 to 104 1/2"—I left him, and told Mr. Heriot what had happened—I then brought back the prisoner from the inner private room into the other one, and asked him if he knew anybody in London—he said, "No"—I asked him what he wanted the money for in Paris—he said he believed it was wanted for the purchase of some other bonds—he mentioned the name of the French Rothschild—I suggested that we should pay the money over to somebody in Paris against bonds to be purchased—he said, "That will not suit; I have to take the money to Paris, and there await the lady's instructions"—he said also, "I do not know anybody in Paris; could you give me a letter of introduction to a correspondent of yours there?"—he said, towards the close of the conversation, that the lady was his first cousin—he talked of her as "Maria" nearly the whole time; that is the Spanish way of talking of a lady—he said, "Maria is my first cousin"—I told him that as it was irregular to pay so large a sum of money over the counter, and as he did not know anyone in London, if he did not mind, I would telegraph out to Mad rid, where the lady said she was going, to find out if everything was in order—he replied, "Yes, do telegraph; the lady will answer"—I wished him good-day, and told him to come back the next day, between two and three—the lady lived at Cadiz, but in a letter of March 21st she said she was going to Madrid—I asked him for his London address, and wrote it down from his dictation on the back of this card D, "Hotel Dieu Donne, 11, Ryder Street, St. James's"—he said, "May I send a telegram?"—I got him a form, and he wrote this telegram C, which he left at the office, and asked me to send for him—we paid for it; I think he said he would pay for it the next day—we sent it off about 4.30; we kept it waiting about three hours—before sending that we sent off three telegrams ourselves; this one, L, to Madrid, at 1.22, to Maria Saenz de Tejada, "Received your letter 21; Manuel Gomez de Tejada presented himself here, asking pro
<lb/>ceeds sale 6,328 Russian; telegraph immediately if in order, to avoid mistakes"—we also sent two telegrams to Cadiz, one to Madame de Tejada, and the other to our banker correspondents—we received replies to those two, from Cadiz, the next day—we received this reply, M, to our telegram to Madrid on the same day, "I confirm my letter 21 as in order; pay Mr. Gomez what I ask.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">SAENZ DE TEJADA</hi>"—about one o'clock on the 27th, the prisoner called—I said to him, "Good-morning; we have received a telegram from Madrid, and it is all right; if you will come and sit down in the inner room I will attend to your business"—I sent for Mr. Heriot, who shortly afterwards arrived with a detective, and we and Mr. Negrotto, our Spanish correspondent, went to the prisoner—Mr. Heriot said, in English, holding up this letter B, "This is the letter which you brought to our office yesterday"—Negrotto translated that into Spanish, and the prisoner said, "Yes"—Mr. Heriot said, "And it was on the strength of this letter that you demanded the money?"—that was translated, and the prisoner said, "Yes"—Mr. Heriot said, "I have</p>
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<p>reason to believe it is a forged document, and I hand you over to the police"—the prisoner said, "I know nothing about it"—he was then taken away by the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He asked to be introduced to friends of ours in Paris, as he knew no bankers there—the draft on Paris he asked for would have been dated the same day, the 26th; that is the practice.</p>
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<persName id="t18960420-name-166" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-166" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HERIOT</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of C. J. Hambro and Son, of 70, Old Broad Street—we have a correspondent, Madame de Tejada, in Cadiz, with whom we have had correspondence for some years—I am familiar with her writing, and that of the clerk who writes her letters—she has considerable means—we have funds of hers in our custody—we wrote her this letter of March 2nd; I produce a press copy of it on folio 11 of letter-book 83S96—I received this letter, dated March 10th, pur
<lb/>porting to be a reply to our letter of the 2nd, and to be signed by Madame de Tejada—I believed it to be genuine—I have since then examined it more carefully, and I now say that, to the best of my belief, it is a forgery—my firm wrote a letter to Madame de Tejada on March 16th; this is the press copy. (
<hi rend="italic">This letter was objected to, as the original, which toot not produced, was not shown to have come to the defendant knowledge.</hi>) I re ceived this document Q, dated March 21st, containing the document H, by ordinary course of post—I did not examine them critically, but acted on them in the belief that they were genuine. (
<hi rend="italic">G was a letter from Maria de Tejada, stating that the desired the</hi> £6,328
<hi rend="italic">Russian</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">per cent. bonds to be realised, and the proceeds handed to Manuel Gomez de Tejada, who would call with her authority; and that she was starting that night for Madrid, where she should stay at the Hotel de Roma. He was an authority to tell the</hi> £6,328
<hi rend="italic">Russian bonds, and deliver the proceeds to Manuel Gomez de Tejada.</hi>) I have since critically and carefully examined G, and, to the best of my belief, it is a forgery—the letter of March 21st was received by post on the morning of March 26th—these four letters, N1, N2, N3, ana E, bear, to the best of my belief, genuine signatures of Madame de Tejada; we have received them in the ordinary course of business from her—they are dated February 5th, January 4th, January 17th, and March 7th, 1896, respectively—they were acknowledged in due course—I came into the room where the prisoner was on March 26th, and directed Mr. Harry Hambro to put certain questions to him—after he had left, I examined and compared the signatures of letters, and directed what telegrams should be sent to Cadiz and Madrid—in consequence of the replies, I communicated with the police on the morning of the 27th—on the 27th, after I had shown B to the prisoner, and heard what reply he made, I gave him into custody, and then went to Moor Lane Police-station and charged him—the bonds were sold for £6,450 11s. 2d. on the morning of the 26th, in consequence of the letter that we thought to be genuine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were sold at £102—I saw the prisoner write at Moor Lane—I never saw Madame de Tejada write, nor her clerk—I believe this authority is forged—the reason I thought it was wrong was the foolish account the prisoner gave of what he was going to do with the money when he got it; I doubted the reasonableness or probability of any lady having entrusted him to carry out such a mission—I considered what he was going to do with</p>
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<p>the money very foolish; that we, who are competent to do financial business should not be trusted to do it, and that a man who could not speak French should be sent to do the business in Paris—I then examined these signatures very carefully, and thought they were forgeries—I do not profess to be an expert in writing, but there is a stiffness in the one writing as compared with the freedom of the other—my business know
<lb/>ledge told me it was an improbable transaction, and directly I heard his account of what he was going to do with the money, the writing attracted my attention.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-167" type="given" value="JOSEPH HECTOR"/>JOSEPH HECTOR NEGROTTO</persName> </hi>. I was present at the Moor Lane Police-station when the prisoner was charged—I acted as interpreter between the prisoner and the police, at the request of the police—the inspector told me to put certain questions to the prisoner—I translated them into Spanish, and translated his answers into English—I asked him to give me his name; he told me Manuel Gomez de Tejada was not his name, that his name was Jose Delgado—I asked his age; he said forty—I asked his occupation; he said commission agent—I asked his place of origin; he said Madrid, and gave his address there as 42, Cade de Legenase, and his present address as Hotel Dieudonne, 11, Ryder Street—he said he was a bachelor—I told him he was charged with uttering to us a forged authority, and attempting to obtain £6,400 upon that authority, and I asked him if he had anything to say—he said, "While in Paris I met a Spaniard who, by his accent, I concluded was an Andalusian; I became friendly with him, and he asked me would I do him a favour, to which I consented; he then gave me a card and the authority, of presentation of which, be told me, a certain sum of money would be paid to. me, which sum of money I was to take back to him to Paris, where he would meet me at the Gard du Nord, the northern railway station of Paris"—I understood him to say that when in Paris be stayed at the Hotel Santa Maria; he mentioned the name of the street, but I forget it—it may have been the Rue de Rivoli, I am not certain—he told me the man ought to be arrested in Paris, and I asked him to write (down A description of the man—he did so on this piece of paper, "A."
<hi rend="italic">This was translated as follows:</hi>—"Manuel Gomez de Tejada—tall, this, black moustache and hair; Spaniard, about thirty-four years old; dressed in a suit of American blue, tall hat, and black overcoat with fur.") My native language is Spanish; I was born in Gibraltar, and am a British subject—the prisoner said he had first met this man at a cafe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I distinctly understood the prisoner to say that he had been living at the Hotel Santa Maria, in Paris; he did not mention having come from Madrid—I do not think he said he had come with this man—both the police and the prisoner were speaking to me; there might have been a little confusion—the quickness with which he spoke Spanish would not matter to me—I heard, and distinctly remember, all the prisoner said—I am certain he said he was living at the Hotel Santa Maria, in Paris—he did not say to me that he was with this man Gomez in Paris.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-168" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, City</hi>). On March 27th I was present at Moor Lane Station when the prisoner was charged—I found on him a pocket-book containing three Spanish bank-notes for 150 pisettas alto
<lb/>gether, less than £5 in English money; a ten-franc piece, about eleven shillings in English money, a second-class return ticket to Paris, dated</p>
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<p>25/3/86, and these scraps of paper, I and J—on one of them is written in pencil, "Brichton," and "Le Havre," and on the back in pencil, "Folkestone"—on the other is written in pencil, "70, Old Broad Street"—I afterwards examined the clothes he wore when he was arrested—I could not find on them any document or mark by which his identity or name could be ascertained—Roentgez pointed out to me his room at the Hotel Dieudonne, and his bag—I could not find any document or clothes that would help me to identify him—the bag contained a change of clothing and two shirts—I did not find any telegram or card at the hotel, or in his possession—I saw him write A.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-169" type="given" value="WALTER DEGRAY"/>WALTER DEGRAY BIRCH</persName> </hi>. I have been employed in the Manuscript Department of the British Museum for upwards of thirty-one years—I have made a special study of comparison of handwriting; it is necessary for the discharge of my duties—I have been frequently consulted, and have given evidence in courts of justice on questions of disputed hand-writing—I have examined the letters N1, N2, N3, and E, and the docu
<lb/>ments F, G, H, and B—the bodies of N1, 2, 3, and E are not in the same writing as the bodies of F, G, H, and B; I think F, G, H, and B are imitations of the others to some extent—N1, 2, 3, and E are all written by the same person, and the signatures are in the same writing; they Were shown to me as genuine—the body was written apparently by a clerk, and the signature is in another hand—the signatures to F, G, H, and B are not in the same hand as the signatures to N1, 2, 3, and E—A, C, and the signature to the receipt on H, are in the same writing, and I say that the A and C are in the same writing as the bodies of F.U.H, and B; I express no opinion as to the writing of the signatures to F, G, and B, as compared with A and C—I think that G is written in the natural hand of the writer. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness pointed out similarities in the handwriting of the various documents.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was told that certain documents were genuine, and I was asked to compare and see whether the others were in the same writing—documents had never been put before me like that before—I have often given evidence in these cases before—my evidence has been disputed before—at the Museum I examine more ancient than modern documents, but we have a good deal of modern writing—I have to determine sometimes whether a manuscript is original or not—forgeries are brought in from time to time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was the case of Shapira, who forged the Ten Com
<lb/>mandments—I did not see Piggott's letters—I have examined with a microscope the ink with which the documents are written—the ink of F, G, B, and H is the same, and the ink of N1, 2, 3 and E is another ink; it is of a browner and greyer tone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-170" type="given" value="ANGEL GARCIA DE"/>ANGEL GARCIA DE PARADAS</persName> </hi>. I am a lieutenant in the Spanish Navy—I live at 20, San Miguel, Cadiz—my wife is the daughter of Maria Saenz de Tejada, who lives in No. 18—there is internal communication between 18 and 20—from the 7th or 10th March until 21st March I was seeing Madame de Tejada daily—she is about forty-three—she is rather delicate in health; she has suffered with an internal complaint for ten or twelve years past—she has two country houses; the nearest is one and a-half hour by rail from Cadiz—it is more than a year since she has been at that house—she does not go to it because she does not like it—the other</p>
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<p>one is three hours by rail—she has not been there since September last year—she only goes when the doctor advises her to go—she bought that country house because of her state of health—Madrid is twenty-four hours from Cadiz by the mail, and about nineteen hours by the express, which goes on alternate days—there is no train at night from Cadiz to Madrid till 5.45 a.m.—I know the writing and signature of Madame de Tejada, and the writing of her clerk, Don Eduardo Cavaliero Ardit—the bodies of N1, 2, 3 and E are in his writing, and the signatures are those of Madame de Tejada—the bodies of F, G, H and B are not in his writing; the signatures are not in Madame de Tejada's writing—I do not know the writing of this receipt—the clerk generally writes all business letters for Madame de Tejada, and she signs them—they are copied in this letter book which I have brought with me—this is the only business press letter book she kept at this period of time—I find copies in it of N1, 2, 3 and E, on the dates February 4th, 5th and 17th, and March 7th—I cannot find copies of F, G, H or B—I lived at the house with Madame de Tejada all through March; she never went to Madrid during that time—she is known in her family sometimes as Angelos, generally as Maria Angelos—she is never known as Maria Seen, or Saenz—her surname is Saenz de Tejada, never Saenz without de Tejada—I do not know any cousin or relative of hers called Manuel Gomez de Tejada; there is no such person—I do not know the prisoner—Madame de Tejada has a first cousin; he is in the navy—his name is not Manuel Gomez.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector Egan stated that this was one of a series of similar Spanish forgeries uttered in London during the last two years, by which sums of</hi> £2,000, £2,200, £1,000,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> £400
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>florin, which I was saving for my son—when I saw them coming I took it from other money and put it by itself in this pocket—I caught Oakley, and held him tight, and he bit me through the thumb, and he went to Thrale Street, where he was dancing with a crowd round an organ—I have been treated at St. Bartholomew's Hospital for blood-poisoning in cones
<lb/>quence of the bite—not more than five minutes after they committed the assault on me they were in the hands of the police; I picked them out and identified them—from where the assault was committed to the nearest point of Chicksand Street, I should say was 200 yards—I used to go home from there and come back in five minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I should say you were coming in a direct line from the Lord Collingwood to where you met me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). About 12.30 on Sunday morning, April 5th, I was on duty in Brick Lane, near Flower and Dean Street—I heard a shout of "Police!"and went in the direction of Flower and Dean Street, and met Lonsdale, who spoke to me—I went with him to Thrale Street, close by, where he pointed out the prisoners—I took them into custody—they did not say anything when charged—I should say it was 200 yards from the Lord Collingwood to where the prosecutor said he was assaulted—the prisoners said nothing at the station in reply to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Oakes says:</hi> "I did not touch the man; I have witnesses to prove where I was."
<hi rend="italic">Smith says:</hi> "I never saw the man until he charged us."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners called</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GEARY</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 56, Pennion Street, Brick Lane—on the early morning of April 5th I was conducting a friendly
<hi rend="italic">lead</hi> at the Lord Collingwood for a man out of employment—I saw the prisoners there—we left at twelve o'clock—I stood speaking to the prisoners for twenty minutes outside, and then bade them "Good-night," and they turned as if they were going to walk in the road—it would not take them more than two or three minutes to walk from there to Flower and Dean Street—I know nothing of them after 12.20 at the latest; I left them with another witness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-178" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY KENRICK</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, living at 125, Back Church Lane—the prisoners and I sell papers—I was with them at this friendly
<hi rend="italic">lead—</hi> we came out of the house at twelve, and stood outside till 12.25, and then crossed the road and went down Finch Road, and Brick Lane, and Thrale Street, and then the prosecutor ran up and charged them—I never left them—I did not go anywhere near Flower and Dean Street; I know nothing about that—I was standing at the corner, and heard the prosecutor say he would charge them—I saw the policeman come and take them away, and then I went home—I went to Worship Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say before the Magistrate that I said good-night to the prisoners at the corner of Thrale Street at 12.30—this is my signature—I and the prisoners were sober—I saw the constable take them—I never lost sight of the prisoners from the time we left the public-house till they were charged—the man ran up, but did not say what he charged the prisoners with—just as I was going to part with them, the man ran up—I had not been to Flower and Dean Street at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHAPLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prosecutor told me what the prisoners had done, and I said to the prisoners that I should take them for robbing the prosecutor—that was before they were taken to the station—I should not take a man into custody in the street without telling him what it was for—I did not notice Kendrick there when I arrested them—about twenty people were there—I found about fifteen
<lb/>pence on them at the station; no Jubilee coin—about twenty minutes had elapsed between the time of the alleged robbery and their arrest.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-180" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CRISPIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 48, Finch Street, Brick Lane—I am a fire
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<hi rend="italic">Oakes, in his defence, stated that he stood looking at some girls, when the prosecutor charged him. Smith said he stopped to look at some girls sing
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<hi rend="italic">The Police expressed the belief that Finkel
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">K R</hi>). About 8.45 p.m. on March 23rd, I took a woman into custody for being drunk, disorderly, and using obscene lan-guage—she went quietly for a little while, and then threw herself down opposite Gale Street, and called out, "Come along, Jack"—I was struck once on the head with a belt, and immediately after I received a wound between two fingers of my left hand, with which I held the woman—I released the woman, and turned to the prisoner, and I was stabbed in the palm of the hand, and three times in the head, through my helmet; three blows penetrated my helmet—I was exhausted from loss of blood—I was attended by the divisional surgeon, and have not since been on duty—the prisoner was not drunk—I knocked him down with my truncheon, but he got up and ran away like a deer—I am sure he is the man; you will see a mark on his left temple where I struck him—he surrendered himself to the police at Arbour Square—I could not say how often he struck at me with the knife; I guarded off a lot of blows—I only remember being struck once with the belt—I came to the conclusion that he was sober from the way he ran away.</p>
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<p>hand—as soon as they got to Gale Street the woman threw herself down, and bit Flawn through the trousers, and my little finger—as soon as she called "Come on, Jack," the prisoner came behind, and struck us with his belt—I have no doubt it was the prisoner—the woman got away—Flawn turned to arrest the prisoner; I saw a knife in the prisoner's hand, and at the same time Flawn's hand was bleeding—the prisoner made two stabs at Flawn's head with the knife—Flawn hit the prisoner on the head with his truncheon, and the prisoner ran down Gale street, and I lost sight of him and the woman—when I had given my evidence before the Magistrate, the prisoner said he must have been drunk at the time; that is all I recollect.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-190" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER LOFTUS</persName> </hi>. I am a master dairyman, living at 71, Bow Common Lane—on March 23rd, between five and six p.m., I was going through Bow Common Lane, and noticed a crowd—I saw the prisoner run down Furze Street, and then he came back through a lane, and ran after Flawn, who had a woman in custody—I followed—the prisoner began to beat Flawn with a belt—Flawn let the woman go, and the other constable took her, and then Flawn secured the belt—I saw the prisoner lower his head three times, and he had a bright article in his hand—he struck Flawn first with his hand, and then with what looked like a knife—Flawn struck him with his truncheon, and then the prisoner got off the ground and ran away, and the woman got away, too—I lent Flawn my handkerchief to bind no his wounds, and got him some brandy—I saw no indications of drink about the prisoner—I knew him before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). About 11.45 p.m. on March 31st the prisoner came to Arbour Square Police-station to give himself up—I said I had a warrant for his arrest, and read it to him—he said, "Yes, but I should not have done it had I been sober; I music have been drunk"—I conveyed the prisoner to the Police-court, where he was charged—he said, "I should not think of doing such a thing if I had been sober"—Loftfis was sent for—he knew him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">L.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. Edin.</hi>). lam a divisional surgeon at 109, Bow Street?—on March 23rd I examined Flawn, and found him suffering from four punctured wounds, two on the left side of his head and two on the left hand—he lost a great deal of blood—he has been under my care since; I think in about a month he will be quite well, and able to go on duty—the wound on the hand penetrated about two-thirds through the palm—the wounds on the head went through his helmet to the bone—I should think they were caused by a very sharp knife—I have no fear of danger to his life, nor do I think he Kill lose the use of his hand; there was no severance of any great muscles.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARBISON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Clarke.</hi> </p>
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<p>of Her Majesty's Indian subjects—I have no particular occupation—on Saturday night, March 21st, I was in a public-house in the City Road, near Hoxton—I had only had a glass of beer—I was just coming out of the private bar, and the prisoners and two or three others were as if barring my exit, and they followed me when I got into the street—I was knocked and thrown to the ground, I think by Clarke, and Tully kicked me, I believe—the prisoners were among the men who surrounded me and threw me down and kicked me—the other men stripped off my coat—they kicked me on the left shoulder, causing considerable pain; it even now pains me; I am not as strong as an Englishman, and the slightest kick will hurt me for a longer time—the other men took my watch-chain, card-case, and between 30s. and 40s.—then they all cleared off—I was unconscious for the time being, and when I came to I was at the Police-station—I next saw the prisoners at the Police-court, and I picked them out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Tully.</hi> I next saw you at the Police-court, when the police authorities brought you forward.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRISON</hi>. I was in the public-house about ten—I had not been in any other public-house—I did not go in that one to drink, but to keep an appointment—I was charged by the police with being drunk and disorderly, because I was smelling of beer—I
<hi rend="italic">was</hi> not drunk; I was unconscious; I had been knocked against the wall—I cannot say how I got to the station; I believe the police took me there—the knock against the wall and the kick made me unconscious—I complained to someone about my head, I cannot say to whom—I think the doctor must have attended to my head—I had between £3 and £4 when I went out that evening; I paid some money out of that—I don't think the prisoners had more than from £1 to £2—I only paid twopence for drink that evening—no one else paid anything for me—I only had one glass of beer—I charged the prisoners on the Monday—I saw them as they were being brought into the dock, and recognised them—I never appeared before a Court before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-197" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GRANT</persName> </hi> (197
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). About 10.30 p.m. on March 21st I was coming up Britannia Street, and I looked round a corner and saw the prosecutor in the centre of four men—Clarke knocked the prosecutor down, and he fell against the wall, and when he was down Tully kicked him—the prisoners held him down while the other two men rifled his pockets—I was about twenty yards off, looking round the corner, at the other side of the street—the prisoners then walked sharply away down Britannia Street, leaving Boy on the pavement—I followed after them sharply, and told 183
<hi rend="italic">G</hi> what had occurred—we ran after the prisoners, who, when they saw un running after them, separated—I caught Clarke in a urinal; I had not lost sight of him from the time of the assault till I caught him by the shoulder—he said, "What is the matter? I have just come in here"—I said, "You are quite right, you are the man I want"—I took him back to the prosecutor, who was lying on his back, drunk, at the corner of Kingsland Street—183
<hi rend="italic">G</hi> was there with Tully in custody—the prisoners were taken to the station and charged; they made no reply—the prosecutor was charged with being drunk—I told the inspector, who charged him, what had happened to Roy—he was taken before the Magis
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<p>heavily; his breath smelt, and there was the doctor's evidence—I am quite sure Tully kicked Roy—I never lost sight of Clarke.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRISON</hi>. I am quite clear Boy was drunk—I was about twenty yards off when I first saw him—there were a few people about, not many; it is a quiet street, as a rule—I have not asked any of those people to come as witnesses; I did not take any of them to identify the prisoners—there was a light about seven yards from where Roy was lying; there were no other lamps near—I was about a yard from Clarke when he entered the urinal; I gained on him every step—I saw the other two pass into a passage, and then turned and arrested him—I did not ask Roy anything; he seemed insensible, and I had enough to do with Clarke—Roy was lying insensible on the pavement—I cautioned Clarke in the usual way, and then he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It occurred to me at the moment that Roy's insensi
<lb/>bility might have been caused by the violent assault—he recovered in a minute or two—he did not say he was drunk—no one else was in the urinal but Clarke.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-198" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MOXAM</persName> </hi> (183
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On March 21st, between ten and eleven, I met Grant in Britannia Street, nearly at the comer—he pointed out the prisoners, with two other men, crossing the City Road—I ran after them—when they saw we were approaching they separated—Clarke, with the two other men, ran down the City Road, and Tully ran up the City Road—I ran after Tully, and stopped him after going about two hundred yards; I never lost sight of him—I said he would have to come back with me—he said, "All right, I will come, as I know what you want me for"—I took him back to Britannia Street, where I met Grant with Clarke in his custody—we went back to where the prosecutor was lying drunk, with his trousers all open—he complained that he. had been knocked down and robbed—he could not stand very well—I knew he had been assaulted by four men, knocked to the ground and kicked—he smelt of drink—when I stopped Tully he was running away from, me very fast; had I not been a good runner I should not have stopped him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Tully.</hi> You did not stand aside to let me pass as I came towards you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRISON</hi>. I did not ask the prosecutor whether he had lost anything; he complained before we had time to ask—he said, "I've been knocked down and robbed of my watch and chain and money, and I have also been kicked"—then Grant came up—I could not swear Roy was sober—I have been knocked down and kicked while on the ground.</p>
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-199" type="given" value="HEWETT"/>HEWETT OLIVER</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon at 2, Kingsland Road—on the night of March 21st I was called by the police to examine Roy—he was drunk, and suffering from a contusion of the left upper arm and left shoulder—those injuries might have been, caused by a tumble or a kick, or perhaps by a combination of the two—he smelt strongly of drink; any person would do so if they had been drinking just before—he admitted having had a glass or two of beer—he was thick in his speech, talking more or less incoherently, and had an ejected eye, which would be indicative of alcohol—an assault and. kicking when, on the ground might have produced the condition he was in in a native of India, but I do not think that would have caused the thickness of his speech, and, in addition, he said he had.</p>
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<p>had a glass or two of beer—I was asked if he was drunk—I was told that he had been thrown against a wall, kicked and robbed—I think he was in such a condition that men would be ready to take advantage of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Tully, in his defence, stated that he was walking along, and seeing the constable coming, he stepped aside to let him pass and was arrested.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). No one else was in the urinal where I arrested Clarke; if there had been I must have seen him—nothing was found on Clarke at the station; but I think 1s. 4d. and a watch-chain were found on Tully; that was not Roy's property—Roy was charged with being drunk, not disorderly.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tully then</hi>
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<interp inst="t18960420-374-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> **†
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court in February</hi>, 1894,
<hi rend="italic">and Clarke* to a conviction of felony in August</hi>, 1895, in
<hi rend="italic">the name of
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<interp inst="t18960420-name-201" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Allen</persName>. Tully was stated to be a bad fellow, who did no work, and a worse character than Clarke.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARKE</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-374-18960420 t18960420-374-punishment-37"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bruce.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP, Q.C</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
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