<!-- © 2003-2008 Old Bailey Proceedings Online -->
<div0 type="sessionsPaper" id="t18960720">
<interp inst="t18960720" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200001"/>
<xptr type="transcription" doc="18960720"/>
<div1 type="frontMatter" id="f18960720">
<interp inst="f18960720" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="f18960720" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>EDWARD T, E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200002"/>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, July 20th, 1896, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-1" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-1" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-1" type="surname" value="WILKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-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">
<persName id="t18960720-name-2" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-2" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-2" type="surname" value="LAWRENCE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN COMPTON"/>JOHN COMPTON LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>. Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-3" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-3" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-3" type="surname" value="HANSON"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-3" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.F., Alderman of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-4" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-4" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-4" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-4" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., K.C.M.G., Recorder of the said City; Lieut-Col.
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-5" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-5" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-5" type="surname" value="DAVIES"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-5" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, M.P., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-6" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-6" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-6" type="surname" value="SAMUEL"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-6" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-7" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-7" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-7" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-7" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-8" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-8" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-8" type="surname" value="BELL"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-8" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</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>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-9" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-9" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-9" type="surname" value="POUND"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-9" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-10" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-10" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-10" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN ROBERT"/>JOHN ROBERT COOPER</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-11" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-11" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-11" type="surname" value="BEARD"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS GEORGE"/>THOMAS GEORGE BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-12" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-12" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-12" type="surname" value="BECKFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-12" type="given" value="CLARENCE"/>CLARENCE BECKFORD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200003"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILKIN, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the 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, July</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-537">
<interp inst="t18960720-537" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-537" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-537-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-537-18960720 t18960720-537-offence-1 t18960720-537-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-537-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-537-18960720" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-537-18960720" type="surname" value="KNIPP"/>
<interp inst="def1-537-18960720" type="given" value="JANE ELIZABETH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE ELIZABETH KNIPP</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18960720-537-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-537-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-537-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-537-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-537-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-537-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">She received an excel
<lb/>lent character from her master, and
<rs id="t18960720-537-punishment-1" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-537-punishment-1" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-537-punishment-1" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-537-18960720 t18960720-537-punishment-1"/>a lady undertook to receive her.—Discharged on her own Recognizances to come up for judgment if called upon.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-538">
<interp inst="t18960720-538" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-538" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-538-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-538-18960720 t18960720-538-offence-1 t18960720-538-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-538-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-538-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-538-18960720" type="age" value="34"/>
<interp inst="def1-538-18960720" type="surname" value="JOURDAIN"/>
<interp inst="def1-538-18960720" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK JOURDAIN</hi> (34)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-538-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-538-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-538-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to feloniously uttering a forged request for the delivery of two baths and other goods;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a conviction of felony at this Court in November, 1894.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-538-punishment-2" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-538-punishment-2" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-538-punishment-2" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-538-18960720 t18960720-538-punishment-2"/>
<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-538-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-538-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-538-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-539">
<interp inst="t18960720-539" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-539" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-539-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-539-18960720 t18960720-539-offence-1 t18960720-539-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-539-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-539-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-539-18960720" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def1-539-18960720" type="surname" value="CANELLE"/>
<interp inst="def1-539-18960720" type="given" value="HENRY EDWARD"/>
<interp inst="def1-539-18960720" type="occupation" value="post office worker"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY EDWARD CANELLE</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-539-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-539-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-539-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to steal
<lb/>ing, whilst in the employ of the Post Office, a post-letter containing a postal order for 7s. 6d., the property of the
<persName id="t18960720-name-16" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-16" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-539-offence-1 t18960720-name-16"/>Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-539-punishment-3" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-539-punishment-3" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-539-punishment-3" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-539-18960720 t18960720-539-punishment-3"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-539-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-539-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-539-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-540">
<interp inst="t18960720-540" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-540" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-540-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-540-18960720 t18960720-540-offence-1 t18960720-540-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-540-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-540-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-540-18960720" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-540-18960720" type="surname" value="TUITE"/>
<interp inst="def1-540-18960720" type="given" value="JOHN RAYMOND"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN RAYMOND TUITE</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-540-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-540-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-540-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing two letters, one containing two postal orders for 20s. and 10s., and the other an order for 1s.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-540-punishment-4" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-540-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-540-punishment-4" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-540-18960720 t18960720-540-punishment-4"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-540-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-540-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-540-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-541">
<interp inst="t18960720-541" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-541" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-541-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-541-18960720 t18960720-541-offence-1 t18960720-541-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-541-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-541-18960720 t18960720-541-offence-2 t18960720-541-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-541-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-541-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-541-18960720" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def1-541-18960720" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="def1-541-18960720" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WILSON</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-541-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-541-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-541-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to two indictments for burglary, one in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18960720-name-19" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-19" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-19" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-19" type="given" value="TOM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-541-offence-1 t18960720-name-19"/>Tom Moore</persName>, and stealing 9 lbs. of cheese,</rs> and
<rs id="t18960720-541-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-541-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-541-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>one in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18960720-name-20" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-20" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-20" type="surname" value="SOLOMON"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-20" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-541-offence-2 t18960720-name-20"/>Martha Solomon</persName>, with intent to steal.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-541-punishment-5" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-541-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-541-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-541-18960720 t18960720-541-punishment-5"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-541-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-541-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-541-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-542">
<interp inst="t18960720-542" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-542" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-542-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-542-18960720 t18960720-542-offence-1 t18960720-542-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-542-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-542-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-542-18960720" type="age" value="19"/>
<interp inst="def1-542-18960720" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="def1-542-18960720" type="given" value="EDGAR STANLEY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDGAR STANLEY GREEN</hi> (19)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-542-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-542-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-542-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering a warrant for the payment of £55.</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-542-punishment-6" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-542-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-542-punishment-6" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-542-18960720 t18960720-542-punishment-6"/>
<hi rend="italic">Discharged on Recognizances to appear for judgment</hi> </rs>.
<rs id="t18960720-542-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-542-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-542-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-543">
<interp inst="t18960720-543" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-543" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-543-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-543-18960720 t18960720-543-offence-1 t18960720-543-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-543-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-543-18960720 t18960720-543-offence-2 t18960720-543-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-543-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-543-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-543-18960720" type="age" value="55"/>
<interp inst="def1-543-18960720" type="surname" value="GREENLAND"/>
<interp inst="def1-543-18960720" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE GREENLAND</hi> (55)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-543-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-543-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-543-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to two indict
<lb/>ments, one for forging and uttering a warrant requesting the delivery of a cheque-book,</rs> and
<rs id="t18960720-543-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-543-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-543-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>one for forging and uttering an order for the payment of £40;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a conviction of felony at this Court in January, 1886.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-543-punishment-7" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-543-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-543-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-543-18960720 t18960720-543-punishment-7"/>
<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-543-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-543-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-543-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-544">
<interp inst="t18960720-544" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-544" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-544-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-544-18960720 t18960720-544-offence-1 t18960720-544-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-544-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-544-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-544-18960720" type="surname" value="MACE"/>
<interp inst="def1-544-18960720" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES EDWARD MACE</hi> Feloniously</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-544-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-544-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-544-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/> marrying
<persName id="t18960720-name-24" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-24" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-24" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-24" type="given" value="RUTH JULIA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-544-offence-1 t18960720-name-24"/>Ruth Julia Harris</persName>, his wife
<persName id="t18960720-name-25" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-25" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-25" type="surname" value="YUILL"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-25" type="given" value="EMILY MAUD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-544-offence-1 t18960720-name-25"/>Emily Maud Yuill</persName> being then alive.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TODD</hi>, for
<hi rend="italic">the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-544-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-544-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-544-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-545">
<interp inst="t18960720-545" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-545" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-545-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-545-18960720 t18960720-545-offence-1 t18960720-545-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-545-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-545-18960720 t18960720-545-offence-2 t18960720-545-verdict-2"/>
<persName id="def1-545-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-545-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-545-18960720" type="age" value="26"/>
<interp inst="def1-545-18960720" type="surname" value="MURDEN"/>
<interp inst="def1-545-18960720" type="given" value="ALBERT EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT EDWARD MURDEN</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-545-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-545-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-545-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing a directory, a speed indicator, large quantities of tools, and other things, the goods of
<persName id="t18960720-name-27" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-27" type="surname" value="DUNN"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-27" type="given" value="ALEXANDER DOUGLAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-545-offence-1 t18960720-name-27"/>Alexander Douglas Dunn</persName>, his master.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Receiving.</rs> </p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200004"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARDING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-28" type="surname" value="DUNN"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-28" type="given" value="ALEXANDER DOUGLAS"/>ALEXANDER DOUGLAS DUNN</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer, carrying on business at the Argyle Engineering Works, Spring Vale, Hammersmith—the prisoner was in my employment since August, 1894—I have from time to time missed articles from my premises during the last three or four months, including tools of various kinds, valves, a speed indicator, chisels, files, and drills—I spoke to the prisoner about them—he said they were about there somewhere—I have identified the tools in the possession of the police as mine—this engineers' directory is mine—I dismissed the prisoner summarily on May 30th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I wrote you letters about twice a week—I have not got them—I do not recollect those letters being taken away, but I saw my property being taken from your house—I did not tell you to take the directory, I said you could use it in my private office—you had the drawings of a machine which is on my premises according to my orders.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-29" type="surname" value="GLEINSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-29" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GLEINSTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant T</hi>). On June 13th the prisoner was given into my custody—on the way to the station he said, "There is a directory at my second wife's house, 78, Overston Road, belonging to Mr. Dunn, I took it away in mistake"—I went to 78, Overston Road—I found the directory produced—in consequence of that I made further in
<lb/>quiries—the prisoner appeared before the Magistrate on the 15th, and was remanded to the 16th—when I went to his house, 94, Shepherd's Bush Road, where he was living with his first wife, I found a great quantity of tools; the greater portion are at the Police-station; I have brought a few of them—there are a large quantity of valves and other expensive tools—on the remand, on May 23rd, the prisoner sent for me—he said, "Cannot I have bail? I admit the greater portion of the things belong to Mr. Dunn "—when he was charged with the second offence, after saying several times, "That is mine," he said, "I will say nothing "—I found these articles afterwards in the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said he bought the things at pawn
<lb/>shops where they hang out for sale, and they were his; the board</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">he made out of spare wood; the directory was given him to copy out names for his machine, the drawings for which he copied and returned; the valves he had to keep clean, and kept them in his rooms, giving a list to the manager to add the prices.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-545-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-545-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-545-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The prosecutor stated the articles were worth</hi> £40
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> £50.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-545-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-545-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-545-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-545-18960720 t18960720-545-punishment-8"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> The prisoner having previously</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-545-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-545-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-545-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-545-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-545-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-545-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>to feloniously marrying
<persName id="t18960720-name-30" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-30" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-30" type="surname" value="HINTON"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-30" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-545-offence-2 t18960720-name-30"/>Annie Hinton</persName> during the lifetime of his wife,</rs> was further sentenced to
<rs id="t18960720-545-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-545-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-545-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-545-18960720 t18960720-545-punishment-9"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-546">
<interp inst="t18960720-546" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-546" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-546-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-546-18960720 t18960720-546-offence-1 t18960720-546-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-546-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-546-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-546-18960720" type="age" value="31"/>
<interp inst="def1-546-18960720" type="surname" value="CRICKBOON"/>
<interp inst="def1-546-18960720" type="given" value="LEON"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEON CRICKBOON</hi> (31)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-546-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-546-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-546-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing an order for the payment of £1 5s., an envelope and piece of paper, the property of
<persName id="t18960720-name-32" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-32" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-32" type="surname" value="BRUNET"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-32" type="given" value="MARGUERITE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-546-offence-1 t18960720-name-32"/>Marguerite Brunet</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARDING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and the evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-33" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-33" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOORE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective D</hi>). On June 19th, in consequence of in
<lb/>formation as to this cheque, received from Yorkshire, I made inquiries and kept observation in Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square—the prisoner was pointed out to me by Mr. Tetley, a chemist, of 44, Charlotte Street—</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200005"/>
<p>—I went to him and said, "I am a police officer; I shall take you into custody for stealing, on or about May 5th, an order sent by Mr. Lamb, of Knaresborough Hall, Knaresborough Yorkshire, to Margaret Brunet, of 95, Charlotte Street"; he said, "I know nothing about it"—I took him to Tottenham Court Road Police-station—he said, "I live at 95, Charlotte Street, one morning my landlady put a letter in my letter-box; I was go
<lb/>ing to give it up, but met a bad man, and we went together to make money of it"—I asked him if he knew the man's name, and where he lived—he said he did not—he said all this in English.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You did not tell me you had fits of madness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-34" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-34" type="surname" value="BRUNET"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-34" type="given" value="MARGUERITE"/>MARGUERITE BRUNET</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">examined through an interpreter</hi>). I live at 15, Adamson Road, Hampstead—I am a lady's maid—in May last I lived at 95, Charlotte Street—I was expecting a letter from Mr. Lamb, of Knares
<lb/>borough—I did not receive the letter nor a cheque—I did not authorize anyone to receive it—I knew the prisoner as living in the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-35" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-35" type="surname" value="TERRESON"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-35" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY TERRESON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">examined through an interpreter</hi>). I am landlady of the house, 95, Charlotte Street—on May 4th Miss Brunet was living there—the prisoner lived there—letters came nearly every day—everyone takes his own letters from the board in the passage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never gave Brunet's letters to you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-36" type="surname" value="TETLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-36" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TETLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist of 44, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square—on May 4th the prisoner, with another man, came to the, shop—the other man showed me this cheque, and asked me if I would change it for his friend—he spoke English for his friend—I am English—I let him have 5s.—I have known the prisoner for years—he spoke English, but not very well—I said when the cheque was cleared at my bankers I would give them the balance—four or five days afterwards they came and asked for the balance, the other man first, but I refused to give it to him—then I gave it to the prisoner, who was with his friend—I paid the cheque into my bank—it was endorsed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not get half-a-crown for the service rendered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I have nothing to say to you here, and have no other witness than the man who took me to change the cheque. He must be in London, but I do not know his address."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-546-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-546-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-546-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-546-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-546-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-546-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-546-18960720 t18960720-546-punishment-10"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-547">
<interp inst="t18960720-547" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-547" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-547-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-547-18960720 t18960720-547-offence-1 t18960720-547-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-547-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-547-18960720 t18960720-547-offence-1 t18960720-547-verdict-2"/>
<persName id="def1-547-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-547-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-547-18960720" type="age" value="63"/>
<interp inst="def1-547-18960720" type="surname" value="IRELAND"/>
<interp inst="def1-547-18960720" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS IRELAND</hi> (63)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-547-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-547-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-547-18960720" type="surname" value="PERRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="def2-547-18960720" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM PERRIDGE</hi>, Feloniously</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-547-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-547-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-547-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/> breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18960720-name-39" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-39" type="surname" value="NICHOLAS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-39" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-547-offence-1 t18960720-name-39"/>John Nicholas</persName>, and stealing a clock and other articles; to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">IRELAND</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-547-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-547-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-547-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HODGSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-40" type="surname" value="TARGET"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TARGET</persName> </hi>. I am a groom, and live at Bushey—there is a cottage in the park in the occupation of Mr. John Nicholas, who is the superintendent of the Royal Mews—I have charge of the premises, and have the key—the cottage has been unoccupied since last October—I have gone there from time to time; the last day I was there was on June 18th or 20th; I then found it all right—I went again on the 26th, between nine and ten in the morning, and then found that the door had been broken open, and in the passage I found a number of feathers, and in the bedroom I found that seven pillows had been emptied of their</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200006"/>
<p>feathers—I also missed three looking-glasses; this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of them; it had been taken out of the dressing-table—it is Mr. Nicholas' property—this broom-head has on it the Crown marks, V.B. and the Crown—that mark is on all the things which the servants have.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They would be on all the things we use; the same thing applied to Windsor and all H.M.’s palaces—we are not allowed to, give them away; when disused we generally burn them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-41" type="surname" value="MALLISON"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-41" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM MALLISON</persName> </hi>. I live at Bushey Lodge, Bushey Park—I know the cottage occupied by Mr. Nicholas sufficiently to identify the things in the house—on the evening of June 12th I went into the cottage—I went through all the rooms and missed things, and, also noticed damage—I recognise this looking-glass; it formed part of a dressing-table; I also identify this broom.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-42" type="surname" value="MAGNER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-42" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MAGNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective T</hi>). In consequence of information, I went to the prisoner's cottage at Surbiton on June 26th, which was about a mile and a quarter from this cottage—the prisoner was not in—I waited till he returned, and then said to him, "I am a police officer, and shall take you into custody for being concerned with another man in breaking and entering a church, and stealing things"—he said, "The looking-glass I put over the bar at the Old King's Head "; he afterwards said, "I bought it outside from a man; I took it to the public-house, and asked Mr. Waite if he knew the man; he said 'No'; I said I had received the looking-glass from him this morning; he asked me to let him have half-a-crown; a companion of Mr. Waites was present, and said, 'You had no right to lend him money on it'; he said, 'I lent him the money to buy it'"—the prisoner was taken before the Magistrate and remanded—on June 28th I went to his cottage again, and searched it, and found this broom concealed under the boards of the staircase—it was tied tightly round with string; there was no handle on it—I subsequently went to Mr. Target's cottage, and there found this handle, which fits the broom; it was in the cellar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries about the prisoner—I have known him for the last three years—I always considered him a very respectable, hard
<lb/>working man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-43" type="surname" value="WAITE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-43" type="given" value="JOHN SHARPE"/>JOHN SHARPE WAITE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Old King's Head at Hampton Wick—Porridge was a customer since last September—I always thought him a respectable man—on June 12 Ireland came, and I had some con
<lb/>versation with him about a looking-glass; I did not buy it about a quarter of an hour after Perridge came in—he said he had been offered a looking-glass, and wanted half-a-crown to buy it, and he asked me to lend him half-a-crown, and he would pay me when he saw his master—I said I had not a half-crown, and asked my potman if he had one—the prisoner then asked me to mind the glass for him till the evening, when he went home—he lives a mile or a mile and a half from me—a constable came about a quarter-past twelve that night—Perridge had not come for the glass; I suppose he was arrested by that time—I was not in bed when the police
<lb/>man brought him at half-past twelve; I came down—I said I did not know him, that he was a stranger to me; it was dark; I could not see him; I could not recognise him in the dark; when he spoke I recognised him—Ireland was on the door-step when Perridge came; he was going out</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200007"/>
<p>as Perridge was coming in; they met on the doorway—Porridge, said to me, "Lend me half-a-crown; I want to buy this glass as a present to my mother;" that was a quarter of an hour afterwards—Ireland had told me that he bought it at a sale; I knew him as a customer—I did not know that he had been convicted of burglary—I knew that he and Porridge used to work together.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-44" type="surname" value="ARROWSMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-44" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ARROWSMITH</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Old King's Head—on June 26th I remember a discussion about a half-crown and a looking-glass—Mr. Waite came and asked me to lend him half-a-crown, as he wanted to lend the same to Perridge to buy a looking-glass—I said I had not a half-crown, but I would go and get it—he said, "Never mind" he would take it out of the till and mark it on the slate which is kept there, and he did so—I saw it written down—I have known Perridge about ten months—I always found him honest and respectable—he bears that character amongst his neighbours—he has been working in the Home Park as a ballast heaver—I knew Ireland as a customer—I saw him that morning, before I saw Perridge; I did not speak to him—I did not see what he did—I was not present at the transaction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have known Ireland about eight months—I knew nothing about his character—I did not know he had been convicted and in prison—I did not know where he had been working—what was written on the slate was, "
<hi rend="italic">Whippy</hi>, 2s. 6d."—that is the name Perridge goes by—I saw that written there about twelve in the day—I did not see the looking-glass.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MAGNER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-called</hi>). It was about a quarter-past twelve at night when I took Perridge—I knocked at Mr. Waite's door—he said, "Who's there?"—I said, "Police"—he subsequently opened the door—the gas was alight, one burner—I had Perridge there, and pointed to him, and said, "Do you know this man?"—he said, "No "—he was close to him, looking fairly at him—there was plenty of light—Perridge never spoke a word—nothing was said to me about the slate—it was not shown to me—Per
<lb/>ridge's mother lives near, not in the house where the broom was found.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PERRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-547-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-547-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-547-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">IRELAND</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Guildford on June</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1894,
<hi rend="italic">and other convictions were proved against him</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-547-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-547-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-547-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-547-18960720 t18960720-547-punishment-11"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> Perridge received a good character
<rs id="t18960720-547-punishment-12" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-547-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-547-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-547-18960720 t18960720-547-punishment-12"/>he entered into his own recognizances to appear for judgment if called upon.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-547a">
<interp inst="t18960720-547a" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-547a" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-547a-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-547a-18960720 t18960720-547a-offence-1 t18960720-547a-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-547a-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-547a-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-547a-18960720" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def1-547a-18960720" type="surname" value="TWITCHEN"/>
<interp inst="def1-547a-18960720" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY TWITCHEN</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-547a-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-547a-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-547a-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-46" type="surname" value="IMAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-46" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES IMAGE</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver—the prisoner hired my cab at Ux
<lb/>bridge Road Station on Wednesday, May 27th, about one a.m., and I agreed to drive him to Church Street, Edgware Road, for 2s.—when we got there he said, "Cabman, have you got 2s.? I have nothing less than a 4s. piece," and handed me this coin (
<hi rend="italic">A</hi> 5s.
<hi rend="italic">piece</hi>)—after he had gone I found out that it was bad—I showed it to a constable, and took it to the</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200008"/>
<p>station, and gave information—I saw him again about a fortnight after
<lb/>wards, and picked him out from a number of others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-47" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-47" type="surname" value="WELCH"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-47" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY WELCH</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband, at 16, Church Place, Pad
<lb/>dington Green—on Whit-Tuesday I was with my husband at the Green Man, Edgware Road; there was some conversation between my hus
<lb/>band and the prisoner, and they had drink together—we went to another public-house, and the prisoner showed my husband a 4s. piece, which he said was bad, and he meant to pass it off on a cabman—I did not handle it—my husband would not come with me; so I followed him to the Wheat Sheaf, and had more drink there, and went from Paddington Green to Lancaster Gate—this is the coin; I know it by this mark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You said that it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-48" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-48" type="surname" value="STONE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-48" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE STONE</persName> </hi>. I am married, and am a sister of the last witness—I live at 4, Hartland Road, Isleworth—I was with them, and saw the prisoner with a coin; he said it was a bad 5s. piece, and he was going to pass it off on a cabman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-49" type="surname" value="MEARS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-49" type="given" value="ALFRED HENRY"/>ALFRED HENRY MEARS</persName> </hi>. I live at Hatton Street, Edgware Road—on Whit-Tuesday afternoon I was at the Wheat Sheaf with the last witness; she is a relative of mine—we went to the Green Man, and there saw the prisoner—from there we went to the Poppy public-house, where the prisoner showed me a 5s. piece; he said it was bad, and he was going to pass it to a cabman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say, "What do you think of this for a
<hi rend="italic">snider?"</hi>—that is the word you used; it means a bad coin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-50" type="surname" value="STONE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-50" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STONE</persName> </hi> (117
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). I took the prisoner on June 19th, about 10.40 p.m., and said it was for uttering a counterfeit 5s. piece to a cabman—he said, "I am glad you arrested me; I passed the coin to a cabman on Whit-Tuesday night; I had the coin given me at the Welsh Harp, and passed it to a cabman; I admit I knew it was a bad one."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-51" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—this coin is bad, and very badly made.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate;</hi> "I am very sorry. I was the worse for drink, or I should not have done so."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-547a-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-547a-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-547a-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<rs id="t18960720-547a-punishment-13" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-547a-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-547a-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-547a-18960720 t18960720-547a-punishment-13"/>
<hi rend="italic">Discharged on Recognizance</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-549">
<interp inst="t18960720-549" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-549" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-549-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-549-18960720 t18960720-549-offence-1 t18960720-549-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-549-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-549-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-549-18960720" type="age" value="27"/>
<interp inst="def1-549-18960720" type="surname" value="COATES"/>
<interp inst="def1-549-18960720" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY COATES</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-549-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-549-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-549-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-53" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-53" type="surname" value="BRINKHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-53" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA BRINKHAN</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the Bricklayers' Arms, Rivington Street, Shoreditch—on June 18th the prisoner called for some ale, and gave me a bad shilling; I took it to my father, who spoke to the prisoner, and sent for a policeman—the prisoner said to my father, "I had it given me in change for a two-shilling-bit at your place last night"—I saw my father give the coin to the prisoner; this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-54" type="surname" value="ELMS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-54" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ELMS</persName> </hi> (174
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I was called to the Bricklayers' Arms, and found the prisoner there; he was given into my custody—I said I should search him—he said, "You can't search me "—I began to search him, and he began to be very violent—I found 1s. in his waistcoat pocket, wrapped in tissue paper, and covered with brown paper—I took him to the station with the assistance of another constable—he said he had no fixed abode—in consequence of information, I went to 32, Kingston Place, where Mrs. Baylis, the landlady, showed me the prisoner's room, where I found seven</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200009"/>
<p>teaspoons, some blacklead, and chalk in a cupboard, and a small piece of metal.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-55" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-55" type="surname" value="BAYLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-55" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE BAYLIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Pearson Street, Kingsland Road—the prisoner lodged in my first-floor back room—I saw these things found there—he had no family there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-56" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two coins are from the same mould—this is plaster of Paris, this is whiting, and this lampblack—this piece of metal is what we term a
<hi rend="italic">get;</hi> it comes out of a mould, and is the same metal of which the coins are made.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I had the shilling given me on the previous night, and the other coin I found in the saw-dust outside the public-house back door."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-549-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-549-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-549-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 May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin, and ten other convictions were proved against him</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-549-punishment-14" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-549-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-549-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-549-18960720 t18960720-549-punishment-14"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-550">
<interp inst="t18960720-550" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-550" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-550-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-550-18960720 t18960720-550-offence-1 t18960720-550-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-550-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-550-18960720" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-550-18960720" type="age" value="26"/>
<interp inst="def1-550-18960720" type="surname" value="SEYMOUR"/>
<interp inst="def1-550-18960720" type="given" value="DORA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DORA. SEYMOUR</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-550-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-550-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-550-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-58" type="surname" value="CASEWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-58" type="given" value="JOB"/>JOB CASEWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, of 12, Curzon Street, Mayfair—on June 20th, about 9.10 a.m., the prisoner came in and asked for something for the toothache—I gave her some tincture; she gave me this 5s. piece; I gave her 4s. 6d. change, and she left—I did not put the coin in the till; I thought it was bad, and followed her to Solomon's, the fruiterers, at the corner of Dover Street, and went, in and spoke to the assistant, and came out, but could not see the prisoner—I saw her ten days afterwards with several other women, and picked her out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-59" type="surname" value="GREGORY"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-59" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GREGORY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergetant C</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on June 30th at the Cambridge public-house, and said, "I am going to take you in custody for this counterfeit coin last week in Curzon Street "—she said, "Very well, I am glad you are going to take me; I shall have a fair chance"—she was placed with others, and was picked out—she said, "I think you have made a mistake this time.".</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not then say, "I do not know anything about it," but you did at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-60" type="surname" value="TUCK"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-60" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TUCK</persName> </hi>. In April last I lived at the Old Crown and Cushion, Westminster Bridge Road—on April 27th, About 8.30 p.m., the prisoner came in for a glass of ale, and gave me this coin (
<hi rend="italic">A florin</hi>)—I looked at it, and she said, "Oh, give me that hack"—I found it was bad, and gave her in custody—she was discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said you had taken it in the Strand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-61" type="surname" value="SHAW"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-61" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SHAW</persName> </hi> (108
<hi rend="italic">L</hi>). I took the prisoner on April 22nd—she said, "Don't do that; I did not know it was a bad 2s. piece"—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-62" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This crown and the florin are counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in a written defence, stated that if she was the woman whom the prosecutor said he followed to Solomon's shop, some of the assist
<lb/>ants there would be able to identify her; that the Magistrate discharged her, but that the fact of her having been charged caused the police to suspect her, and arrest her for the</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">piece, about which she knew nothing.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-550-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-550-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-550-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-551">
<interp inst="t18960720-551" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-551" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-551-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-551-18960720 t18960720-551-offence-1 t18960720-551-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-551-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-551-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-551-18960720" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def1-551-18960720" type="surname" value="KARDE"/>
<interp inst="def1-551-18960720" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM KARDE</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-551-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-551-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-551-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, Unlawfully throwing stones upon the
<persName id="t18960720-name-64" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-64" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-551-offence-1 t18960720-name-64"/>Midland Railway</persName>, with intent to endanger the safety of the pas
<lb/>sengers.</rs> </p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200010"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-65" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-65" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Midland Railway Constable</hi>). On July 7th I was at the carriage siding at Camden Town, and saw the prisoner in a brick-field, with two other lads, throwing stones at some girls, and then at an empty train on a siding, and about 5.7 I saw him deliberately throw a stone at a passing train—I jumped over a fence, and the other two ran away—he had no right on the wall; it is the company's property, and is 300 yards from the road—the stones were about this size (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-66" type="surname" value="BREELY"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-66" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BREELY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, Midland Railway</hi>). On July 11th, at 5.30, Jones brought the prisoner to me; I asked him if he had thrown stones at the trains—he said, "Only two or three times "—I gave him to the police.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-67" type="surname" value="ROBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-67" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY ROBERT</persName> </hi> (349
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). The prisoner was given into my charge—he made no answer to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-68" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I was guard of the Manchester express on July 11th—there were passengers in the train when it passed Catnden Town.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-551-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-551-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-551-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-551-punishment-15" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-551-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-551-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-551-18960720 t18960720-551-punishment-15"/>Three Months' hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-552">
<interp inst="t18960720-552" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-552" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-552-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-552-18960720 t18960720-552-offence-1 t18960720-552-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-552-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-552-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-552-18960720" type="age" value="61"/>
<interp inst="def1-552-18960720" type="surname" value="BURKE"/>
<interp inst="def1-552-18960720" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD BURKE</hi> (61)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-552-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-552-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-552-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-552-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-552-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-552-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to attempting to commit a burglary in the dwelling house of
<persName id="t18960720-name-70" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-70" type="surname" value="CARPENTER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-552-offence-1 t18960720-name-70"/>William Carpenter</persName>, having been convicted of felony on April 10th, 1893.
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him</hi>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-552-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-552-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-552-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-552-18960720 t18960720-552-punishment-16"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-553">
<interp inst="t18960720-553" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-553" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-553-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-553-18960720 t18960720-553-offence-1 t18960720-553-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-553-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-553-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-553-18960720" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def1-553-18960720" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="def1-553-18960720" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY JOHNSON</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18960720-553-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-553-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-553-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>† (23) to stealing a purse and £5 8s. from the person of
<persName id="t18960720-name-72" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-72" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-72" type="surname" value="BARNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-72" type="given" value="ALICE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-553-offence-1 t18960720-name-72"/>Alice Barnett</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Two convictions were proved against him</hi>.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-553-punishment-17" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-553-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-553-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-553-18960720 t18960720-553-punishment-17"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>,
<rs id="t18960720-553-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-553-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-553-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-554">
<interp inst="t18960720-554" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-554" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-554-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-554-18960720 t18960720-554-offence-1 t18960720-554-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-554-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-554-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-554-18960720" type="age" value="35"/>
<interp inst="def1-554-18960720" type="surname" value="GRAHAM"/>
<interp inst="def1-554-18960720" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD GRAHAM</hi> (35)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-554-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-554-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-554-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> to stealing a clock and nine yards of carpet, the property of
<persName id="t18960720-name-74" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-74" type="surname" value="RUNTZ"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-74" type="given" value="JOHN JOHNSON"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-554-offence-1 t18960720-name-74"/>John Johnson Runtz</persName> and another, having been convicted of felony on February 4th, 1895, in the name of
<persName id="t18960720-name-75">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-75" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-75" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Edward Jones</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against him</hi>.—
<rs id="t18960720-554-punishment-18" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-554-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-554-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-554-18960720 t18960720-554-punishment-18"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour</hi>.</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-554-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-554-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-554-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-555">
<interp inst="t18960720-555" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-555" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-555-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-555-18960720 t18960720-555-offence-1 t18960720-555-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-555-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-555-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-555-18960720" type="age" value="33"/>
<interp inst="def1-555-18960720" type="surname" value="NEWMAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-555-18960720" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES NEWMAN</hi> (33)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-555-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-555-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-555-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/> to robbery on
<persName id="t18960720-name-77" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-77" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-77" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-555-offence-1 t18960720-name-77"/>Thomas Smith</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, his property.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-555-punishment-19" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-555-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-555-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-555-18960720 t18960720-555-punishment-19"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-555-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-555-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-555-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-556">
<interp inst="t18960720-556" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-556" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-556-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-556-18960720 t18960720-556-offence-1 t18960720-556-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-556-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-556-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-556-18960720" type="surname" value="IRELAND"/>
<interp inst="def1-556-18960720" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM IRELAND</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18960720-556-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-556-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-556-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assault"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-556-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-556-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-556-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully assault
<persName id="t18960720-name-79" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-79" type="surname" value="MONCKTON"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-79" type="given" value="ARTHUR LEWIS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-556-offence-1 t18960720-name-79"/>Arthur Lewis Monckton</persName> </rs>.—
<rs id="t18960720-556-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-556-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-556-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-556-18960720 t18960720-556-punishment-20"/>
<hi rend="italic">Discharged on his men Recognizances in</hi> £10
<hi rend="italic">to appear for judgment when called upon.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-557">
<interp inst="t18960720-557" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-557" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-557-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-557-18960720 t18960720-557-offence-1 t18960720-557-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-557-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-557-18960720" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-557-18960720" type="age" value="50"/>
<interp inst="def1-557-18960720" type="surname" value="O'DELL"/>
<interp inst="def1-557-18960720" type="given" value="KATE CARRIE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KATE CARRIE O'DELL</hi> (50)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-557-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-557-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-557-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/> to wilful and corrupt perjury.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">She received an excellent character</hi>.—
<rs id="t18960720-557-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-557-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-557-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.] </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-557-punishment-21" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-557-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-557-punishment-21" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-557-18960720 t18960720-557-punishment-21"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited</hi>.</rs> And</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-558">
<interp inst="t18960720-558" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-558" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-558-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-558-18960720 t18960720-558-offence-1 t18960720-558-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-558-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-558-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-558-18960720" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def1-558-18960720" type="surname" value="HIND"/>
<interp inst="def1-558-18960720" type="given" value="EDMUND GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDMUND GEORGE HIND</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-558-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-558-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-558-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/> to feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18960720-name-82" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-82" type="surname" value="BALDWIN"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-82" type="given" value="DAVID"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-558-offence-1 t18960720-name-82"/>David Baldwin</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-558-punishment-22" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-558-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-558-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-558-18960720 t18960720-558-punishment-22"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-558-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-558-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-558-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-559">
<interp inst="t18960720-559" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-559" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-559-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-559-18960720 t18960720-559-offence-1 t18960720-559-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-559-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-559-18960720 t18960720-559-offence-1 t18960720-559-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-559-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-559-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-559-18960720" type="age" value="30"/>
<interp inst="def1-559-18960720" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="def1-559-18960720" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT KNIGHT</hi> (30)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-559-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-559-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-559-18960720" type="age" value="27"/>
<interp inst="def2-559-18960720" type="surname" value="CONNELLY"/>
<interp inst="def2-559-18960720" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CONNELLY</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-559-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-559-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-559-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence on
<persName id="t18960720-name-85" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-85" type="surname" value="WILLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-85" type="given" value="TOM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-559-offence-1 t18960720-name-85"/>Tom Willey</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURION</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Knight.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-86" type="surname" value="WILLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-86" type="given" value="TOM"/>TOM WILLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a milk-carrier, of 35. Duncanon Street, Highgate—</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200011"/>
<p>the evening of Monday, July 6th, I went into a urinal in Morley Road—after a minute or so the two prisoners came in; Connelly stood on my right, Knight followed him in close behind—he turned and faced me, put his back to the door, and said, "You are not going out of here unless you give me something"—I said, "For what?"—he said, "Something for beer"—I made an attempt to get out, and he repeated, "You will not go out of here unless you give us something "—then Connelly turned round and said, "You are not going out unless you give us something for beer'—I had a good look at them; I thought they were very vicious men, and I put my hand in my pocket, and gave them 2d. to get out—there was only one entrance to the place—they were both strangers to me; I had seen them about before, and knew them by sight, but never spoke to them—after giving them the money Knight cleared away, and let me go out at once—I went straight to the Archway Tavern, and fetched a policeman, and gave them both into custody—they were then going down the street—I followed Knight to the station; I don't know what became of Connelly; I only, charged Knight, because he was the one that kept me back—I did not take notice which way Connelly went.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. This happened in broad daylight—it was in a road with houses on each side—a good many people were passing about—I was quite sober—I did not notice that Knight was the worse for drink—the urinal is about 200 or 300 yards from the Archway Tavern—as I returned, the prisoners were walking away—I was really afraid of Knight—I am thirty-five years of age, and am a pretty powerful man—I did not think that Knight was going to kill me if I did nut give him the 2d.—I had a good deal more money about me—they made no attempt to rifle my pockets—he seemed satisfied with the 2d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I thought they would take all I had got.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-87" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-87" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and live at 16, Redcross Street, Highgate—on the evening of July 6th, between seven and eight, I was in Varley Road, Highgate—I came out of the Brunswick public-house—two men came up to me—Connelly spoke to me first; he said, "Have you a match?"—I said, "No"—then Knight caught hold of me, and asked me for some money to buy beer—I said, "Get away from me, I don't want to have anything to do with you;" and I went into the public-house—I did not give him anything—the two were together.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-88" type="surname" value="WARNER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-88" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WARNER</persName> </hi> (317
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). On the night of July 6th Knight was given into my custody by the prosecutor for demanding money by menaces—on the way to the station he said, "You are rather warm; this makes five of you "; there were five persons wishing to charge him with the same offence—he was perfectly sober, he may have had a glass—I took the two prisoners; on the way to the station Connelly made his escape; I could not take the two.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Complaints were made that they bad been asking for money, not drink.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-89" type="surname" value="LAMBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-89" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LAMBERT</persName> </hi> (334
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). About one a.m. on July 7th I arrested Connelly in Junction Road—I told him the charge was for demanding money by menaces—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-559-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-559-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-559-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-559-punishment-23" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-559-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-559-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-559-18960720 t18960720-559-punishment-23"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-559-18960720 t18960720-559-punishment-23"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour eack</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-560">
<interp inst="t18960720-560" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-560" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-560-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-560-18960720 t18960720-560-offence-1 t18960720-560-verdict-1"/>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200012"/>
<persName id="def1-560-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-560-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-560-18960720" type="age" value="27"/>
<interp inst="def1-560-18960720" type="surname" value="HARRIGAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-560-18960720" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL HARRIGAN</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-560-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-560-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-560-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence, with another person, and stealing a purse and money from
<persName id="t18960720-name-91" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-91" type="surname" value="HANNAN"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-91" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-560-offence-1 t18960720-name-91"/>James Hannan</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-92" type="surname" value="HANNAN"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-92" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HANNAN</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 13, Lascelles Place, Golden Square—on June 27th, about one, I was walking along Compton Street; I did not see anyone till the prisoner and a comrade of his came up from behind, and knocked me down on my back, and kicked me on the forehead—it hurt me very much; I cried out "Police," and "Murder"—one of them put his hand in my pocket, and took out my purse and 15s.—I can't swear which took my money—the police came up, and the prisoner was taken into custody—I held him till the policeman came up—he ran across the street; I ran after him, and caught him; the other got away—I had had a glass or two, but I knew perfectly well what happened—they took my hat, but I did not mention that till I got home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I charged you with knocking me down and robbing me—I was dazed with your knocking me about—the doctor examined me—I mentioned about the purse when I came to—I can swear you are the man that assaulted me—I was only knocked down once; you were kneeling on my breast; I got hold of your coat, and did not lose my hold of you—the other man got away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-93" type="surname" value="SAWYER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SAWYER</persName> </hi> (385
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). At one o'clock on June 28th I was in Greek Street, Soho—I heard cries from Compton Street—I went there, and saw the prosecutor on the ground, and the prisoner holding him—I saw the prisoner knock him down—the prisoner said, "All right,
<hi rend="italic">guv'nor</hi>, let me go "—the prosecutor said, "I charge that man, in company with another one, with knocking me down and kicking me in the forehead and chest"—the prisoner struggled with me most violently—after we had fallen twice he slipped his coat—I seized him by his braces, and blew my whistle for assistance—there was a crowd; it is a very rough neighbour
<lb/>hood—the prisoner called out, "Go for him!"—I managed to get him to the station, and the prosecutor there charged him with stealing his purse and 5s.—the prisoner said, "There was a woman in labour, and I ran to fetch a constable"—the prosecutor was somewhat the worse for drink—his face was plastered with blood; we could not see his face for the blood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not know at first that the prose
<lb/>cutor had lost his purse, not till he had told the inspector about half an hour after—I told the inspector that I saw you knock the man down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-94" type="surname" value="EDMUNDS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-94" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY EDMUNDS</persName> </hi>, M.D. On Sunday morning, June 28th, I was called to Vine Street Police-station to attend to the prosecutor; he was bleed
<lb/>ing very freely from a wound in the centre of the forehead; it went down to the bone; it looked as if caused by a kick of a boot—there was a little bruising about the body, and one or two superficial lacerations—he had lost at least a pint of blood—he had been very roughly handled.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It might have been done by a fall; he was drunk and somewhat incapable, not quite; he could have found his way home—his breath smelt badly—he was partly dazed by drink and partly by the injury; he knew what he was doing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence:</hi> I am innocent. There was no robbery. If there was it was before I saw him. He was very drunk. He said nothing about his purse till half an hour afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-560-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-560-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-560-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200013"/>
<hi rend="italic">He was farther charged with having been convicted in September</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
<persName id="t18960720-name-95">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-95" type="surname" value="BURKE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-95" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>Burke</persName>, to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and other convictions were proved against him</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-560-punishment-24" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-560-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-560-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-560-18960720 t18960720-560-punishment-24"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</rs> and
<rs id="t18960720-560-punishment-25" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-560-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-560-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-560-18960720 t18960720-560-punishment-25"/>Twenty Strokes with the Cat</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-561">
<interp inst="t18960720-561" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-561" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-561-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-561-18960720 t18960720-561-offence-1 t18960720-561-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-561-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-561-18960720 t18960720-561-offence-1 t18960720-561-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-561-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-561-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-561-18960720" type="age" value="26"/>
<interp inst="def1-561-18960720" type="surname" value="RYAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-561-18960720" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN RYAN</hi> (26)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-561-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-561-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-561-18960720" type="age" value="32"/>
<interp inst="def2-561-18960720" type="surname" value="FITZGERALD"/>
<interp inst="def2-561-18960720" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN FITZGERALD</hi> (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-561-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-561-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-561-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence upon
<persName id="t18960720-name-98" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-98" type="surname" value="BACK"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-561-offence-1 t18960720-name-98"/>William Back</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Ryan.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-99" type="surname" value="BUCK"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUCK</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer—on the night of June 22nd I went in the Westminster Arms, Praed Street, Paddington, alone—I had some refreshment—Ryan asked me to drink; I refused—I went out after him—I was wearing a watch and chain in my vest-pocket—Fitzgerald punched me in the stomach—I had seen him before—Ryan stole my watch and chain—I ran after Ryan across Chappell Street—he knocked me down with a stick, and kicked me in the buttock—I complained to the police, who took me to Paddington Green Police-station, where I gave informa
<lb/>tion—I then went to the hospital; I had my head dressed for a week—I have not seen my watch and chain since—I have worked for a ladder-maker three months, and I have been in the Royal Marines before that—the following day I saw Ryan at the Irongate Wharf—when he saw me he started running; I ran after him, and followed him into a urinal—Fitzgerald was with him—I shut the door and kept them in, and got the assistance of the police, who took them to the station; they were charged at the Police-court, and committed here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I saw no more men there—there was not a general fight while I was there—I did not see Condon there, nor at the Police-court—when I came from work I got the watch out of pawn—about a quarter-past seven I went for a walk, and came back to have a drink, because I live that way—I had only two drinks all the night—on coming out of the door the prisoner struck me—there was a point policeman in Praed Street—if there had been a fight he would have been there—I saw Ryan had a black eye—the next morning he said his hand-kerchief was covered with blood—he said he got it, fighting the night before—he said he had been fighting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Fitzgerald</hi>. I first saw you outside the Westminster Arms—there was no speaking at all—you hit me in the stomach coming out of the door—I had not been in your company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. There was no fight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-100" type="surname" value="BURNHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURNHAM</persName> </hi> (131
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). I received information and a description of Ryan on the night of the 22nd from the prosecutor, who was cut about his face, which was covered with blood—the following morning I saw the prosecutor running, and then Ryan running, near the Westminster Arms—I walked over and spoke to the prosecutor—I went through the house, and into the w.c. belonging to it, where I saw the prisoners, and took them into custody—the prosecutor said, "I shall charge these men with stealing my watch and chain "—Ryan replied, "Governor, we could not do such a wicked thing"—I conveyed them to the station—they were charged with robbery with violence—Ryan said, "You see the state I am in; my handkerchief is all covered with blood "—it was covered with</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200014"/>
<p>blood—as I was leaving the station, the inspector said, "Don't forget the stick "—Ryan said, "No, I
<hi rend="italic">coshed</hi> him with that"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. When I came up the prosecutor spoke first—he said, "They are in here"—he was standing in front of the urinal—then I went in, and the prosecutor charged them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Fitzgerald</hi>. I took Ryan to the station—I did not hear you say it was through a fight and through spite.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-101" type="surname" value="BUCK"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-called</hi>). I am married—since the committal I have asked my wife, who says the prisoner's statements made in Court about her are true—until I heard that statement made I did not know Fitzgerald had anything to do with my wife—I have never spoken to Fitzgerald in my life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Ryan says:</hi> "We had all been fighting together for a quarter of an hour. He fought me, and gave me a black eye, and a lump on the nose, and one of his friends made a running kick at me. I got up, and said, 'Oh, you cowards!' and struck him and his friend with my stick, and left them both on the ground. I ran the other side of the road. Fitzgerald was fighting another man and one of his friends at the same time. His motive in doing this is because I am a friend of this man, Fitzgerald; and his wife has had a child by Fitzgerald. It was him who struck me first. If it was not for my stick, I should have been murdered."
<hi rend="italic">Fitzgerald says:</hi> "I was in the West
<lb/>minster Arms when the prosecutor and seven or eight others came out of the public-house, turned round to me, and said, 'Come on, Fitzy; I have got it in for you.' I said, 'All right,' and with that he made a running kick at me, and caught me on the leg. I said, 'See what he is doing, Ryan; he is kicking me.' Ryan asked him to fight fair. The prosecutor struck him. He pushed one of his pals on to me. I fought with him in the middle of the road in Praed Street;, and we had to run away on account of the mob he had with him. This is the third attempt he has attempted to set about me. He denies knowing me, but he has drunk in my company. The woman he is living with, or is married to, had a child by me. This is hatched up out of spite."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Ryan.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-102" type="surname" value="RICHMOND"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RICHMOND</persName> </hi>. I am independent—I followed the sea, but came into £600, and was going into the public-house line—I live at 15, Church Place, Paddington—I was not examined before the Magistrate—I know the prisoners by sight—I saw the prosecutor and Ryan at this fight—Ryan was fighting the prosecutor near the middle of the road—the prosecutor knocked Ryan down, and while he was on the ground the prosecutor and another man kicked him—a stick lay close to Ryan—Ryan managed to get on his feet, picked up the stick, and got at the prosecutor—about a hundred people were there—there was another crowd fighting further down—I did not see the starting—Ryan went away—the police came and dispersed the crowd; I am sorry to say, rather late—I last saw Ryan going across the road—I saw the case in the
<hi rend="italic">Marylehone Times</hi>—I communicated with somebody—I am under subpœnaed to come here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw nothing of a watch and chain—the prosecutor was treating Ryan in a brutal way—I have not seen the prosecutor since—I have been drinking with him—I have not offered him £5 not to come</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200015"/>
<p>here and give evidence, nor any money—I have not advised him not to come—the prosecutor said he would help Ryan to get out of it—the prosecutor knows I was there—I think he saw me—he did not mention he was going to the Police-court—I never saw him till last week—I did not try to help him, there were too many people—there were better men than
<hi rend="italic">me</hi>, and I might get a hammering as well—since I was at sea I have been living on my money—I very seldom go in the Westminster Arms—I do not hang about—I was at sea about two years ago—I always pass as William Richmond—my ship was the
<hi rend="italic">Benbow Head</hi>, belonging to the Ulster Steam Navigation Company, Belfast—I have not my discharge with me: I have been in Germany since—I got some money from Germany, and I lost it—I was discharged as an A.B., very good—I went to Germany last summer—I got the £600 from my mother—I had £5 17s. 6d. and some money on the ship—I lived at 21, White Lodge Road, St. John's Wood, all last summer—I did nothing—I have only known Ryan since last winter; only by sight; I have spoken to him—he did not ask me to give evidence—Ryan sent me this letter—through his brother, I went to see him at Holloway Prison on account of this affair—before this I had spoken to him very seldom—I did not tell him that I and my old friend would get him out of it—my friend, Winter, is outside—he is an interpreter—I did not want to be served with a subpœnaed, but I did not know much about law, and thought I had to be served. (
<hi rend="italic">Letter read from Ryan to the witness, dated Holloway Prison, July</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896,
<hi rend="italic">stating:</hi> "Dear Mr. Richmond,—I must return you my thanks for your exceeding great kindness to me, and for the trouble you have been put through. You are doing it for one who you remember will be grateful to you for it. I feel confident, with the assistance of you and your friend, I will get out of this present trouble. I am glad that you wrote to me and gave me your friend's and your address, etc. Give my best wishes to your friend, and be kind enough to ask him to see me at Newgate on Monday morning;" and "N.B.—My brother will probably serve you and your friend with sub
<lb/>poenaed at your addresses.") I did not suggest that Ryan should send me a subpœnaed—I saw one friend with Buck—I took him to be a friend because he took his part—I have seen Ryan nearly every day, but not to speak to—last winter I was living at Stanley Street, Paddington—I changed my address four or five weeks ago—I was at Stanley Street about seven months—nothing was said about the robbery at Holloway, only about the fighting—it was the first time I had been there—I saw the account in the newspaper—I thought it was my duty to go to Holloway, because I had no doubt Ryan was not in fault, and the prosecutor did not say anything about the watch and chain—I did not speak to the prosecutor that night—there were more people there than me—I did not go to the Police-station—I saw the beginning, but I did not see the finish.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-103" type="surname" value="BUCK"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-103" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I got my watch and chain out of pawn that night at Thompson's, in Praed Street—I do not know the number; it belonged to my wife, and had "G.M.P." on the outside case.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-104" type="surname" value="WINTER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-104" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WINTER</persName> </hi>. I am an interpreter—I live at 5, Homer Road, Marylebone—I have known Ryan about two years, perhaps a little more—I have seen Fitzgerald—I know the prosecutor by sight—on June 22nd, between nine and ten p.m., I came from the Edgware Road—I saw a</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200016"/>
<p>large crowd in Praed Street—then I saw the prosecutor and Ryan fighting; the prosecutor knocked Ryan down, and somebody kicked him—Ryan cried out, "You cowards!" and managed to gain his feet—he picked up a stick, and hit the prosecutor—he walked across the road towards Chapel Street, and the crowd dispersed—I walked down the Edgware Road with my friend—no charge was then made against Ryan, and no cry of "Stop thief!" or "I have been robbed!"—I first heard Ryan was sent for trial when a friend showed me the paper; he is a witness outside, I believe—his name is Richmond; I have known him for years—I went to see Ryan at Holloway, and sent him something to eat—he is not a relation—I have not done that to other prisoners, but I know Ryan—I think he is a betting agent—I read in the paper that he was committed for stealing the prose
<lb/>cutor's watch, for robbery with violence—I thought it was injustice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am subpœnaed to come here—I would have come without, but I got one—Ryan did not tell me he would send a subpœnaed, but he wrote me a letter, and said, "I am going to subpœnaed you as a witness "—Richmond did not tell me he was going to be subpœnaed—I was pleased to have a subpœnaed, and said, "I am bound to go up now, and say what I had seen, and I do not think Ryan is a person who would have taken a watch and chain "—I did not see the beginning—if the prisoner had the watch and chain the crowd would not let him get away—Ryan hit the prosecutor with a stick—I do not think he knocked him down—the prosecutor reeled; I do not think he fell—Ryan gave him a heavy blow—I interpret German and Scandinavian—I am my own master—I meet foreigners coming into the country who are only too pleased to employ anyone to help them along—what I do I charge for—Richmond did bets for me—I do not know much about it—I have never been to a race meeting—Ryan did not ask me to give evidence—I have not seen him about this affair—I took him food, and said, "What are you here for? It's a funny affair "—I could not stop him speaking, but what I am saying I did not get from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Fitzgerald.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-105" type="surname" value="CONDON"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-105" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL CONDON</persName> </hi>. I am a painter and decorator—I live in Paddington as a rule, but I work over London occasionally—on the night of June 22nd I was in a public-house in Praed Street, having a glass of beer with my comrades, when I heard a great
<hi rend="italic">"shermozzle"</hi> a great row, in the street—we opened the door and looked out, and I saw the prosecutor and Ryan fighting on the other side of the road—there was a great crowd in two or three minutes—to the right, at the corner of Irongate Wharf, I saw Fitzgerald and another man fighting—I do not know Winter nor Rich
<lb/>mond—I have known Fitzgerald's father and mother as hard-working people—I have known Fitzgerald from a baby—they fell to the ground, and the man appeared to be trying to strangle Fitzgerald, who was under
<lb/>neath—I and two more picked the men up and put them on their feet—the police came and dispersed the crowd—Fitzgerald said, "I have lost my hat"; I saw no more—I know Ryan's father and mother—I have known Ryan twenty-eight to thirty years—the constable, 131
<hi rend="italic">D</hi> or
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>, asked me to come to the Police-court—I did not tell him I saw the prosecutor attacking Ryan or Fitzgerald—the constable asked for a man of the name of Condon—I said, "My name is Condon "—he said, "You come to the Police-court and state your evidence in front of the Magistrate"—I said I would go at</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200017"/>
<p>two o'clock—
<hi rend="italic">that</hi> is the constable (131
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>)—I was to give my evidence against the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The fight went on five or six or seven minutes after I saw anything of it—a constable was stationed more than twenty yards off—the police are taken up with the buses—I work with Mr. Frere, of Spring Yard, and Mr. Rose—I left, on strike, nine or ten weeks ago—since have worked for Farr and Hill—I work occasionally when they have got a job in—I do not work outside the Westminster Arms—I generally work in Paddington parish seven or eight months in the year, and when a job comes in, one of my comrades knows he can find me at the public-house, outside or inside—I gave evidence before the Magistrate—I refused to sign it because I did not know the object of the point,"Are you going to sign if a bill comes in to you?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fitzgerald said he subpœnaed the prosecutor's wife to prove the prosecutor knew him. She did not appear. He then, in his defence, repeated in sub-stance his statement before the Magistrate.</hi> </p>
<rs id="t18960720-561-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-561-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-561-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">RYAN</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Marylebone Police-court on November</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.—
<rs id="t18960720-561-punishment-26" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-561-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-561-punishment-26" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-561-18960720 t18960720-561-punishment-26"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">FITZGERALD</hi>**
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in the name of
<persName id="t18960720-name-106">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-106" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Jones</persName> at Marylebone Police-court on April</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-561-punishment-27" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-561-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-561-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-561-18960720 t18960720-561-punishment-27"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-561a">
<interp inst="t18960720-561a" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-561a" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-561a-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-561a-18960720 t18960720-561a-offence-1 t18960720-561a-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-561a-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-561a-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-561a-18960720" type="age" value="25"/>
<interp inst="def1-561a-18960720" type="surname" value="STRANGE"/>
<interp inst="def1-561a-18960720" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK STRANGE</hi> (25)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-561a-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-561a-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-561a-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18960720-name-108" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-108" type="surname" value="NASH"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-561a-offence-1 t18960720-name-108"/>William Nash</persName>, and stealing two cages and a clock, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARMSTRONG</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-109" type="surname" value="NASH"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-109" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT NASH</persName> </hi>. I am the father of William Nash, and live with him at 193, Well Street, Hackney—he is thirteen years old—on the night of June 2nd I saw the house shut up; the door was not bolted, but latched.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-110" type="surname" value="NASH"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-110" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER NASH</persName> </hi>. I am a brother of the last witness, and live with him—on July 2nd I went home at 12.5, but had not got the key; I climbed over the yard wall, and saw two men in the yard—Alfred Stevens, who works for us, was standing at the front door; he unlocked the back gate, and I ran round; he caught one man, and I the other, but I did not see the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. We were playmates together—you have a good character, upright and straightforward.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-111" type="surname" value="STEPHEN"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-111" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED STEPHEN</persName> </hi>. I am a fish curer, of Homerton—Alexander Nash called me on this night; I ran to the gate, and told him to run to the front door, and they both struck him—I caught hold of the prisoner, and we struggled some time till he got away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did struggle with me; I had seen you before that evening; you were very much the worse for drink.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-112" type="surname" value="NASH"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NASH</persName> </hi>. I am a brother of the two last witnesses, and live at 2, Well Street—on the morning of July 3rd I went into the yard, and found these two birds on the ground, covered over—I saw them last in the shop—I also missed a small carriage clock.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200018"/>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known you some time; you have always been a respectable lad; I am very much surprised that you are there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-113" type="surname" value="MURPHY"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-113" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MURPHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on July 5th, and told him he was charged, with another man, with a burglary in Well Street—he said, "I knew I should be taken for it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have inquired into your character, and know nothing against you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, said that he met the other man in Well Street, who said that as he had no money he must sleep at Mr. Nash's, where he slept on another night, and asked him to hold his boots while he got over the gate to sleep there, and asked him to come into the yard while he got a sack to cover him, and then a boy called out "Burglars."</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-561a-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-561a-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-561a-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-563">
<interp inst="t18960720-563" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-563" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-563-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-563-18960720 t18960720-563-offence-1 t18960720-563-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-563-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-563-18960720" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-563-18960720" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def1-563-18960720" type="surname" value="CARPENTER"/>
<interp inst="def1-563-18960720" type="given" value="LILY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LILY CARPENTER</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-563-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-563-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-563-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>, Unlawfully concealing the birth of her child.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-563-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-563-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-563-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-564">
<interp inst="t18960720-564" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-564" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-564-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-564-18960720 t18960720-564-offence-1 t18960720-564-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-564-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-564-18960720" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-564-18960720" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def1-564-18960720" type="surname" value="COTTER"/>
<interp inst="def1-564-18960720" type="given" value="KATE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KATE COTTER</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-564-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-564-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-564-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
<persName id="t18960720-name-116" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-116" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-116" type="surname" value="SYLVESTER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-116" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-564-offence-1 t18960720-name-116"/>Annie Sylvester</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-117" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-117" type="surname" value="SYLVESTER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-117" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE SYLVESTER</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 7, Wells Court, Spital
<lb/>fields—on July 3rd, about four o'clock, I was in Spectacle Alley, and saw the prisoner there, and said, "Will you be kind enough to give me the ring?"—she said that she had not got it, and challenged me to fight, and drew out a clasp knife; I saw it in her hand—she struck me on my face where the scar is, and on my side—she was taken into custody—I went to the hospital, and was not able to attend the first examination.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not strike you first, or catch hold of you by your hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-118" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-118" type="surname" value="HEFFRON"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-118" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HEFFRON</persName> </hi>. I live at 70, Dorset Street—I was going home, and saw them having a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> over a ring, and they wanted to fight—I know the prisoner as Wright; a knife was in her hand, and I saw her use it—I was with Charlotte Stokes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She had hold of you by your hair.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-119" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-119" type="surname" value="STOKES"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-119" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE STOKES</persName> </hi>. I live at Travers Street, Spitalfields—I was with the last witness at the corner of Spectacle Alley, and saw the prisoner and prosecutrix
<hi rend="italic">rowing</hi>—I saw her catch Cotter by her hair, and then she stabbed her—I saw the knife in her hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-120" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-120" type="given" value="LEWIS ALBERT"/>LEWIS ALBERT SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the London Hospital—I attended Sylvester—there was a clean incised wound five-eighths of an inch long on her ribs, which might have penetrated to the abdomen; there was another wound on her jaw—if the wound in her side had been deeper, it would have been very serious—I kept her as an in-patient a fortnight and three days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>. I am very sorry I did it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-121" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-121" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HALL</persName> </hi> (174
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On July 3rd I heard a woman scream, and found Sylvester being held by Stokes—I arrested the prisoner; she said, "I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it; I stabbed her with a knife."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-122" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-122" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-122" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN COOPER</persName> </hi>. I get my living by selling flowers—Sylvester struck</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200019"/>
<p>the prisoner first, and then I saw her with a knife in her hand, and saw her strike Sylvester with it.</p>
<rs id="t18960720-564-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-564-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-564-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-564-punishment-28" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-564-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-564-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-564-18960720 t18960720-564-punishment-28"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-565">
<interp inst="t18960720-565" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-565" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-565-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-565-18960720 t18960720-565-offence-1 t18960720-565-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-565-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-565-18960720 t18960720-565-offence-1 t18960720-565-verdict-2"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-565-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-565-18960720 t18960720-565-offence-2 t18960720-565-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-565-charge-4" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-565-18960720 t18960720-565-offence-2 t18960720-565-verdict-2"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-565-charge-5" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-565-18960720 t18960720-565-offence-3 t18960720-565-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-565-charge-6" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-565-18960720 t18960720-565-offence-3 t18960720-565-verdict-2"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-565-charge-7" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-565-18960720 t18960720-565-offence-4 t18960720-565-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-565-charge-8" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-565-18960720 t18960720-565-offence-4 t18960720-565-verdict-2"/>
<persName id="def1-565-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-565-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-565-18960720" type="age" value="28"/>
<interp inst="def1-565-18960720" type="surname" value="GOODMAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-565-18960720" type="given" value="LEON"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEON GOODMAN</hi> (28)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-565-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-565-18960720" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-565-18960720" type="age" value="33"/>
<interp inst="def2-565-18960720" type="surname" value="GOODMAN"/>
<interp inst="def2-565-18960720" type="given" value="SARAH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH GOODMAN</hi> (33)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-565-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-565-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-565-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a roll of ribbon and two remnants of ribbon, the property of
<persName id="t18960720-name-125" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-125" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-565-offence-1 t18960720-name-125"/>Messrs. Nicholson and Sons, Limited</persName>;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<rs id="t18960720-565-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-565-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-565-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>thirteen remnants of ribbon, of
<persName id="t18960720-name-126" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-126" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-126" type="given" value="HOWARD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-565-offence-2 t18960720-name-126"/>Howard Williams</persName> and others;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<rs id="t18960720-565-offence-3" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-565-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-565-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>a roll of black ribbon, of
<persName id="t18960720-name-127" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-127" type="surname" value="KNOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-127" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-565-offence-3 t18960720-name-127"/>George Knock</persName>;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<rs id="t18960720-565-offence-4" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-565-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-565-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>a roll of ribbon, of
<persName id="t18960720-name-128" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-128" type="surname" value="SPENCE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-128" type="given" value="J"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-565-offence-4 t18960720-name-128"/>J. Spence</persName> and another; to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEON GOODMAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-565-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-565-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-565-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-565-punishment-29" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-565-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-565-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-565-18960720 t18960720-565-punishment-29"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour,</rs> and
<rs id="t18960720-565-punishment-30" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-565-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-565-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-565-18960720 t18960720-565-punishment-30"/>to pay the costs of the Prosecution</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-129" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-129" type="surname" value="HUMPHREYS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-129" type="given" value="TRAVERS"/>MR. TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH GOODMAN</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-565-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-565-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-565-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-566">
<interp inst="t18960720-566" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-566" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-566-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-566-18960720 t18960720-566-offence-1 t18960720-566-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-566-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-566-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-566-18960720" type="age" value="34"/>
<interp inst="def1-566-18960720" type="surname" value="ASHTON"/>
<interp inst="def1-566-18960720" type="given" value="HARRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY ASHTON</hi> (34)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-566-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-566-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-566-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>, Indecently assaulting
<persName id="t18960720-name-131" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-131" type="surname" value="DEACON"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-131" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-566-offence-1 t18960720-name-131"/>Henry Deacon</persName>, with intent, etc.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-566-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-566-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-566-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<rs id="t18960720-566-punishment-31" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-566-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-566-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-566-18960720 t18960720-566-punishment-31"/>
<hi rend="italic">Discharged on his father's Recognizances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-567">
<interp inst="t18960720-567" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-567" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-567-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-567-18960720 t18960720-567-offence-1 t18960720-567-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-567-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-567-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-567-18960720" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def1-567-18960720" type="surname" value="BURGESS"/>
<interp inst="def1-567-18960720" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<interp inst="def1-567-18960720" type="occupation" value="sailor"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BURGESS</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18960720-567-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-567-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-567-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/> (
<hi rend="italic">a Sailor</hi>) (20), Robbery, with others, on
<persName id="t18960720-name-133" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-133" type="surname" value="HATCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-133" type="given" value="WALTER"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-567-offence-1 t18960720-name-133"/>Walter Hatcher</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-134" type="surname" value="HATCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-134" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HATCHER</persName> </hi> (646
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On July 4th, about 12.45 a.m., I was off duty, and going home through Peck water Street, and was followed by a man—I heard him say, "
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, here is a watch and chain"—I was knocked down, one man knelt on me, and another said, "Have his b—watch and chain"—I was kicked, I got up, and was knocked down a third time—I shouted "Police," and Davis came to my assistance—I missed my watch and chain—I was so much dazed that I am not able to identify any of the men—I have been on the sick list ever since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-135" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-135" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DAVIS</persName> </hi> (367
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). I heard cries of "Police," and met Hatcher, who complained of being assaulted and robbed—I went to the spot, and found the prisoner and about a dozen others—it is rather a rough neigh
<lb/>bourhood—I did not arrest the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-136" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-136" type="surname" value="SIMMONDS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-136" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 78, Peck water Street—on the morning of July 4th I heard a moaning noise; I looked out, and saw a man on the ground, and the prisoner on top of him—I saw him kick the man in the gutter; the man got up and staggered, and a young man said, "
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> has come back again"—I am sure it was the prisoner—I have known him from a boy—my room is en the second floor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I know it was you, and your sister pulled you away, and said, "
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, come home."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It might be that the sailor came up, and was pulling the man up, but I am sure I saw. him kick the man on the ground.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-137" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-137" type="surname" value="ATKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-137" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH ATKINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Porchester Street—on the morning of July 4th I heard something, and got up, and looked out, and saw two men; I saw the prisoner standing at the corner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-138" type="surname" value="BEX"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-138" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BEX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Y</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on July 4th, at 4, Peck water Street; he was at home on leave from his ship—his sister was there—his brother,
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, said, "I went there, and pulled the man off"—he said, at the station "I will have my say afterwards"—I searched him, but found no watch.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-139" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-139" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CLARK</persName> </hi> (337
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On June 6th I was in the waiting-room at</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200020"/>
<p>Marylebone Police-court, and the prisoner said, "Governor, I will tell you the truth; my brother,
<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi>, had come home, and said, 'Quick, open the door,' and I went and helped him, but I do not know anything about the watch and chain"—he also said, "I tried to save my brother,
<hi rend="italic">Jim;</hi> he came to the door, and said, 'Jim'"—I did not caution the prisoner; he made the statement voluntarily.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-140" type="surname" value="ATKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-140" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ATKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a tube-maker, of 78, Peckwater Street—I heard a noise, and ran out, and saw the prisoner and the prosecutor on the ground together in Bartholomew Road, and saw the prisoner pull a man off the prosecutor—I told the constable he had got the wrong man, and the prosecutor said, "This is not the man, let him go."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. HATCHER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I do not remember seeing Atkins in Bartholomew Road, I was too much dazed, but I do believe he is one of the men, I am not sure—I took his name and address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-141" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-141" type="surname" value="BURGESS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-141" type="given" value="EVA"/>EVA BURGESS</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is my brother; he went out, and I followed him, and saw him pull the man off—I have another brother,
<hi rend="italic">Jim;</hi> he has disappeared—I did not see a man kicking the prosecutor when he was on the ground—the prisoner has been at sea three and a half years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was in Bartholomew Road that I saw my brother pull a man off—I know Simmonds; she lives at the top of Bartholomew Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi> is not a sailor—he does not go about in the uniform of Her Majesty's Service.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-142" type="surname" value="SIMMONDS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-142" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SIMMONDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I live in Peckwater Street—that is at the corner of Bartholomew Road—what I saw done was in Peckwater Street—I saw nothing done in Bartholomew Road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-567-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-567-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-567-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-568">
<interp inst="t18960720-568" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-568" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-568-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-568-18960720 t18960720-568-offence-1 t18960720-568-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-568-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-568-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-568-18960720" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def1-568-18960720" type="surname" value="ASTON"/>
<interp inst="def1-568-18960720" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK ASTON</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-568-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-568-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-568-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18960720-name-144" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-144" type="surname" value="PATTISON"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-144" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-568-offence-1 t18960720-name-144"/>John Charles Pattison</persName>, and stealing a pin, a ring, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-145" type="surname" value="PATTISON"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-145" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES PATTISON</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 20, Downey Avenue, Camden Road—on, June 18th I went to bed shortly after midnight—I just looked round the ground floor—it was all secure—next morning "I found that an entrance had been effected by the front kitchen window, and I missed a mackintosh, a coat, a gold pin, some links, a walking stick, and an opera-glass (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they were safe the night before, and are worth £10—this hat is mine—another was left in place of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-146" type="surname" value="HUTCHINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-146" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi> (414
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On June 25th, about 4.30 a.m., I took the prisoner in custody, and took him to the station—he was dressed as he is now—he had this paper and pocket-book in his possession, and was wearing this hat—he was coming out of a garden in the next road to Mr. Pattison—I asked what he was doing—he said he went there to make water—I asked if he had any home—he said, "No"—I asked where he slept the previous night—he said, "What has that to do with you?"—I charged him with being a suspected person—it was after that that the property was identified—he was taken to Clerkenwell at ten o'clock—he was charged with burglary the following Thursday, and in the meantime the property was identified.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200021"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-147" type="surname" value="FINGALLY"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-147" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH FINGALLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I found the prisoner with some of these things, and said that he would be charged with burglary—he said, "I had these things given me; they are mine"—I was called to Mr. Pattison's premises soon after the burglary, who said, "The things are mine."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-568-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-568-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-568-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 of felony on March</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895;
<hi rend="italic">and two other convictions were proved against him</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-568-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-568-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-568-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-568-18960720 t18960720-568-punishment-32"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-569">
<interp inst="t18960720-569" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-569" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-569-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-569-18960720 t18960720-569-offence-1 t18960720-569-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-569-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-569-18960720" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-569-18960720" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def1-569-18960720" type="surname" value="CARPENTER"/>
<interp inst="def1-569-18960720" type="given" value="LILY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LILY CARPENTER</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-569-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-569-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-569-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-569-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-569-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-569-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>to unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-569-punishment-33" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-569-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-569-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-569-18960720 t18960720-569-punishment-33"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-570">
<interp inst="t18960720-570" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-570" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-570-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-570-18960720 t18960720-570-offence-1 t18960720-570-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-570-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-570-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-570-18960720" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def1-570-18960720" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="def1-570-18960720" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ERNEST BENNETT</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-570-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-570-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-570-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> to unlawfully obtaining money from
<persName id="t18960720-name-150" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-150" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-150" type="surname" value="LAMBETH"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-150" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-570-offence-1 t18960720-name-150"/>Elizabeth Lambeth</persName> and
<persName id="t18960720-name-151" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-151" type="surname" value="VICKERS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-151" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-570-offence-1 t18960720-name-151"/>Thomas William Vickers</persName> by false pretences.</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-570-punishment-34" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-570-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-570-punishment-34" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-570-18960720 t18960720-570-punishment-34"/>
<hi rend="italic">Two Days' Imprisonment, the prisoner promising to go to sea</hi>.</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-570-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-570-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-570-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-571">
<interp inst="t18960720-571" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-571" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-571-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-571-18960720 t18960720-571-offence-1 t18960720-571-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-571-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-571-18960720" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-571-18960720" type="age" value="27"/>
<interp inst="def1-571-18960720" type="surname" value="BARRETT"/>
<interp inst="def1-571-18960720" type="given" value="EVA BRIDGET"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EVA BRIDGET BARRETT</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-571-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-571-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-571-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="libel"/> to three indictments for libels on
<persName id="t18960720-name-153" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-153" type="surname" value="DOWLING"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-153" type="given" value="THURLOW LAING"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-571-offence-1 t18960720-name-153"/>Thurlow Laing Dowling</persName>,
<hi rend="italic">who recommended her to mercy</hi>.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-571-punishment-35" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-571-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-571-punishment-35" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-571-18960720 t18960720-571-punishment-35"/>
<hi rend="italic">Discharged on Recognizances.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-571-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-571-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-571-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lawrence.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-572">
<interp inst="t18960720-572" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-572" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-572-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-572-18960720 t18960720-572-offence-1 t18960720-572-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-572-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-572-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-572-18960720" type="age" value="42"/>
<interp inst="def1-572-18960720" type="surname" value="BEAUMONT"/>
<interp inst="def1-572-18960720" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR BEAUMONT</hi> (42)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-572-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-572-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-572-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="extortion"/>, Feloniously Demanding money, with menaces, of
<persName id="t18960720-name-155" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-155" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-155" type="surname" value="KIVELL"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-155" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-572-offence-1 t18960720-name-155"/>Mary Ann Kivell</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-156" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-156" type="surname" value="KIVELL"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-156" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN KIVELL</persName> </hi>. At, the beginning of June this year I took a coffee-shop at 8, Chapel Street, Marylebone; previous to that I had always lived at Bideford with my son—on Monday, June 22nd, the prisoner came to the house—I had never seen him before—he had some papers in his hands—he said he wanted to see me privately—I told him to come into the room behind the kitchen—he came—he said he had heard this was a bad house, and that some woman was seen to come there last Christmas—I said I had only been there a fortnight—he said, "You have been here a month "—he said his price was £50, but he would take £10 for putting down the house—he did not tell me what he was going to do; I thought it was to keep it quiet; that was what I gathered from what he said—I told him I had only been there a fortnight, and I had kept the house respectable, and I should apply to the railway company that I had taken the house from—he said he was going to the Police-station to take the law, and I should hear from him again—he asked if I had a husband—I said, "Yes"—he asked what he was—I said, "Afarmer"—he went away, and came back about ten or half-past—he rang the bell; I opened the door—he said, "Have you made up your mind what you are going to do?"—I said, "What do you mean? I am going to apply to the rail-way company," and I shut the door, and went straight home to my husband and son—in the meantime I received this letter: "18
<hi rend="smallCaps">A</hi>, Mona Terrace. Dear Madam,—As you do not wish me to say anything about your shop, this is to say, I will say nothing for £5—£2 10s. down, the balance when the trial comes off "—when my son arrived, I handed the letter to him, and he saw the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. When you saw me on the Saturday</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200022"/>
<p>you did not show me a photograph—you did not say that you had coma on most unpleasant business, that you had come about a divorce from your wife; you never brought up your wife's name—I did not suggest that I should receive money—I did not say that I would sooner pay you anything than you should say anything about the house—you did not ask me to produce the woman that showed your wife and a gentleman into the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. When I took the house I gave the railway company references from the Mayor of Bideford and others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-157" type="surname" value="KIVELL"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-157" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD KIVELL</persName> </hi>. I live at Bideford—I am the son of the last witness—after receiving a communication from my mother, I came to London on Saturday, June 26th, I caused a little girl to write a letter to the prisoner, and he came to see me on Saturday afternoon—I showed him the letter to my mother, and asked him if he was the man who wrote it—he said, "Yes, I am the man"—he was carrying papers and a pocket-book; he began to flourish the papers about—I told him he was a rogue and a London sharper, and said, "Come outside; I am going to give you in charge "—he commenced to shuffle the papers about, and said, "I will show you who I am, and will give you in charge "—I gave him the length of my stick across his back—he did not say much—I had hold of him by the collar of his coat—he pretended to show fight for a while—he partly took off his coat, but he put it on again; I had given him enough before—he said the house was a bad house, and he would make it hot for me if I did not let him go—I held him till an officer came up, and then I gave him into custody—he heard me send for a policeman—he said, "I will make it hot for you, you cur!"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not offer to send for a policeman—you did not say that you wrote the letter at my mother's instigation—you said nothing whatever about your wife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-158" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-158" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BROWN</persName> </hi> (152
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On June 27th I was called to arrest the prisoner—the last witness had hold of him, and charged him with attempt
<lb/>ing to obtain £5 by fraudulent false pretences—the prisoner said it was a lot of rot; he would soon clear it up, and would make it hot for the prosecutor; that it was a bad house, and he wished to charge the son with assaulting him—I know the house; it was a bad house; it has been re
<lb/>spectably conducted since the prosecutrix was in it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-159" type="surname" value="HOLDER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-159" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOLDER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). I was present when the prisoner was charged with attempting to obtain £5—after the charge was taken he said; "It is all false, the house is a dirty brothel, and the police know it"—I know the house; it was always used by women of ill-fame; it has been well-conducted since the prosecutrix has been in it—they appear to be doing a good coffee-house business—the prisoner was taken before the Magistrate, and remanded for a week on his own recognizance; he failed to surrender, and a warrant was issued—about an hour afterwards a telegram at the Police-court arrived from Chiswick that he was ill—I went to Chiswick the same night, and found him apparently well—he was in the street, in evening dress, smoking a pipe—he said he wanted to see a doctor, and wanted me to take him to several doctors—I said I could not do that—he said he had sent the telegram; this is it. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Doctor's certificate will follow. A. Beaumont shows no contempt of Court.") He did not show me any certificate.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200023"/>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, alleged that he was tracing his wife, and making inquiries about her with reference to taking divorce proceedings and denied asking for money, or anything of the kind.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-572-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-572-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-572-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18960720-572-punishment-36" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-572-punishment-36" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-572-punishment-36" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-572-18960720 t18960720-572-punishment-36"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-573">
<interp inst="t18960720-573" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-573" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-573-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-573-18960720 t18960720-573-offence-1 t18960720-573-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-573-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-573-18960720 t18960720-573-offence-2 t18960720-573-verdict-2"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-573-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-573-18960720 t18960720-573-offence-2 t18960720-573-verdict-2"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-573-charge-4" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-573-18960720 t18960720-573-offence-3 t18960720-573-verdict-2"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-573-charge-5" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-573-18960720 t18960720-573-offence-3 t18960720-573-verdict-2"/>
<persName id="def1-573-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-573-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-573-18960720" type="age" value="16"/>
<interp inst="def1-573-18960720" type="surname" value="NEWTON"/>
<interp inst="def1-573-18960720" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE NEWTON</hi> (16)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-573-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-573-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-573-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-573-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-573-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-573-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>to unlawfully ob
<lb/>taining a tiger-skin by false pretences,</rs> and the said
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE NEWTON</hi> and
<persName id="def2-573-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-573-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-573-18960720" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def2-573-18960720" type="surname" value="SIMPSON"/>
<interp inst="def2-573-18960720" type="given" value="ARTHUR ROBERT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR ROBERT SIMPSON</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-573-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-573-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-573-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> to obtaining tiger-skins by false pretences;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<rs id="t18960720-573-offence-3" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-573-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-573-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>to obtaining a ring and other articles.</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-573-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-573-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-573-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">The Police stated that the prisoners had made eighty-six attempts since January to obtain property from the</hi> "Exchange and' Mart,"
<hi rend="italic">fifteen of which had been successful</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEWTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character</hi>.—
<rs id="t18960720-573-punishment-37" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-573-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-573-punishment-37" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-573-18960720 t18960720-573-punishment-37"/>
<hi rend="italic">Discharged on Recognizances</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SIMPSON</hi>
<rs id="t18960720-573-punishment-38" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-573-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-573-punishment-38" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-573-18960720 t18960720-573-punishment-38"/>
<hi rend="italic">Ten Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>, And</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-574">
<interp inst="t18960720-574" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-574" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-574-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-574-18960720 t18960720-574-offence-1 t18960720-574-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-574-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-574-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-574-18960720" type="age" value="28"/>
<interp inst="def1-574-18960720" type="surname" value="OXLADE"/>
<interp inst="def1-574-18960720" type="given" value="BENJAMIN PHILIP"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN PHILIP OXLADE</hi> (28)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-574-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-574-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-574-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing a barrow and twenty hats, the property of
<persName id="t18960720-name-163" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-163" type="surname" value="HARGROVE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-163" type="given" value="ROBERT ALFRED"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18960720-574-offence-1 t18960720-name-163"/>Robert Alfred Hargrove</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character</hi>.—
<rs id="t18960720-574-punishment-39" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-574-punishment-39" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-574-punishment-39" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-574-18960720 t18960720-574-punishment-39"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eight Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-574-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-574-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-574-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-575">
<interp inst="t18960720-575" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-575" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-575-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-575-18960720 t18960720-575-offence-1 t18960720-575-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-575-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-575-18960720 t18960720-575-offence-1 t18960720-575-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-575-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-575-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-575-18960720" type="age" value="32"/>
<interp inst="def1-575-18960720" type="surname" value="COLL"/>
<interp inst="def1-575-18960720" type="given" value="MARTIN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARTIN COLL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">alias</hi>
<rs id="t18960720-alias-1" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-575-18960720 t18960720-alias-1"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MORALES</hi> </rs> (32)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-575-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-575-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-575-18960720" type="age" value="48"/>
<interp inst="def2-575-18960720" type="surname" value="ALSINA"/>
<interp inst="def2-575-18960720" type="given" value="JUAN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUAN ALSINA</hi> (48)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-575-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-575-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-575-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously uttering a forged request for the payment of £1,190 with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. H. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BYRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, The evidence was inter
<lb/>preted to the prisoners.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-166" type="surname" value="JOSEPH"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-166" type="given" value="ISAAC AARON"/>ISAAC AARON JOSEPH</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with Mr. Charles Virgo, as foreign bankers, at Leadenhall Buildings—we have correspondents in Valencia, J. F. Carles and Co.—on June 23rd we received the letter and envelope by post; it enclosed this bill of exchange for 30,000 francs. (
<hi rend="italic">This was on paper, stamped with the name of Carles, of Valencia</hi>.) It is accepted and endorsed, "J. B. Carles"—I know their signature; this is a very good imitation of it—they use a stamp like this, and the number would be approximately correct—the letter enclosed another, apparently written by Antonio Morales to his father; this is it—these letters are in Spanish; I did not translate them, but I have sufficient knowledge of Spanish to make myself acquainted with the contents—I cabled to Carles, and after that the prisoner Coll called that day—a person who styled him
<lb/>self an interpreter came into my office with him—these two documents "D." and "E," were sent in first as an introduction—I am under the impress
<lb/>sion that the envelope was open—I glanced at the letters, and went out to the outer office to Coll; there was a conversation through the inter
<lb/>preter, as I do not speak Spanish—I spoke to him as Don Antonio Morales, and he assented to that—I told him it was not convenient to carry the business through that day, and he had better come next morn
<lb/>ing—he seemed very much put out, and asked if it could not be settled later in the day—I said that he could come back at 3.30 if he liked, and it was possible we might do it; and if he would leave the bond with me, I would give him a receipt for it—he then handed me this French bond, numbered 11007, and I wrote this receipt for it—having seen, the reference in letter "C" from A. Morales to his father, and the reference to Lincoln, we telegraphed to Lincoln—</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200024"/>
<p>Coll then left, and a few minutes later my clerk made a communication to me—Coll returned shortly before four o'clock, and in consequence of what my clerk said, I returned the bond and got the receipt back, and a few minutes afterwards I got the bond back and handed back the receipt—I told him I was unable to carry out the affair that day, and asked him to call at eleven next morning—before he called I had received a reply to my telegram from Valencia, in consequence of which I communicated with the police on the morning of the 24th—I had a friend, Mr. Negroto, there that morning, who understands Spanish—Coll came about eleven o'clock, and Mr. Negroto translated what was said—I said, "Have you come for the money?"—Coll said, "Yea"—he was asked, "Are you Antonio Morales?"—he said, "No"—he was asked, "Where is Antoniq Morales?"—he said, "In Paris"—I understood him to say that he had been employed by Morales as a clerk to come to England—he said, "Is there any difficulty?"—I said, "The difficulty is that the letters you bring are false; this is a police officer, and I am going to give you in custody," and the policeman took him in charge—the letter is a fair imita
<lb/>tion of the signature of Carles and Co.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-167" type="surname" value="NEGROTO"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-167" type="given" value="JOSEPH HECTOR"/>JOSEPH HECTOR NEGROTO</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, and am acquainted with Messrs. Vergo; I am thoroughly acquainted with the Spanish language—on June 24th I was in the office when Coll came in, and, at Mr. Joseph's suggestion, I asked him if he had come for the money—he said, "Yes"—I asked him if his name was Morales; he said, No, he had been com
<lb/>missioned by Morales to come to London, and collect his money for him; that he had a short time before arrived from Barcelona, where he met Morales, and told him he had business in London; would he like to accompany him? and he consented, and, when they arrived at Paris, Morales asked him to go to London, and deliver this bond, and he was to receive £1,190, and that Morales was not entitled to the money; he had cheated him, and induced him to come to London—he was then given in custody—I afterwards saw Alcina in custody in the street, and told him the charge was attempting to defraud Messrs. Joseph and Vergo—he said that the papers and money found on him were handed to him by Coll to take care of, but he knew nothing whatever about them; he also told me he met a man in Paris, and asked him to come to London with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-168" type="surname" value="VERGO"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-168" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES VERGO</persName> </hi>. I am a foreign banker, in partnership with Mr. Joseph—on June 23rd I saw both the prisoners at 10.15 a.m. in the passage of our office, consulting together.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-169" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-169" type="surname" value="FORNES"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-169" type="given" value="EDWARDO"/>EDWARDO FORNES</persName> </hi>. I have translated the documents in this case, handed to me by the solicitor for the prosecution, and the two documents "I" and "J," and the letters "O" and "P"—"O" is addressed to Rubier and Company, of Marseilles, and "P" is a letter by Morales to Don Antonio—they are both dated June 23rd—there are a number of Masonic certificates which I have translated, all except one; that is a sort of income-tax to the Government, which is never more than ten shillings a year—it is in the name of Don Antonio Morales Rubier; it is the practice in Spain to take the mother's name; he is described in that document as a bachelor usually residing in Barcelona. (
<hi rend="italic">This was found on Alsina</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-170" type="surname" value="CARLES"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-170" type="given" value="VINCENTI"/>VINCENTI CARLES</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of J. B. Carles, cf Valencia, and correspond with Joseph and Vergo.—I have two brothers in partner
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200025"/>
<p>with me—I do not know either of the prisoners—I do not know Jose Morales, of Valencia, a landed proprietor—the note-paper of letter "A" is very similar to what we use in our business, and the signature is very similar to my brother's, but I am nearly sure it is not—the letter was not written by my firm; we have no clerk who writes a hand like that—I know nothing of the business referred to in this letter—I did not ask anybody to negotiate the French bond referred to in that letter—from the 9th to the 25th of this month my brother, whose signature this is like, was at their country house, about 100 kilometres from Valencia, and my other brother and I had the only signatures of the firm—the endorsement to this bill is not that of any of our firm, but it is similar to the other—let
<lb/>ters "D" and "O" did not come from my firm; I have in my pocket several letters the same as that, in which another attempt was made to swindle the firm.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-171" type="surname" value="MARKS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-171" type="given" value="GILBERT LEIGH"/>GILBERT LEIGH MARKS</persName> </hi>. I represent, in London, the firm of Magures et fils, of Roulaix, in France—this bill of exchange is a very good imitation of their signature, but I have no hesitation in saying it is a forgery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-172" type="surname" value="GREDIG"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-172" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT GREDIG</persName> </hi>. I am an interpreter, and am in the habit of attending at Cline's Hotel, Finsbury Square—on June 3rd, hearing that there were some foreigners upstairs, I went up and offered my services, and found the two prisoners occupying a room together—Coll spoke to me, and gave me a slip of paper, marked "Leadenhall Buildings, Messrs. Joseph and Vergo"—I went with the prisoners to Leadenhall Buildings; we got there at ten o'clock; I went up to the door of the office, and went down to wait, and Coll went in as soon as we arrived—we got there at a little after ten the first morning—we did not ring the bell; he opened the door and walked in—I went downstairs, and Coll came down and called me up, because he could not understand Mr. Joseph—I went up, and saw Mr. Joseph give a receipt—I did not see Coll hand over a bond; I saw him go downstairs—Alcina was still waiting at the bottom—Coll said that he could not read or write, and on the receipt was "100 francs," and he thought it was not for the full value, and gave it to Alcina to read, saying he thought it was worth more than that—I did not hear what Alcina said—I went up with Coll to get the bond back—I think Coll said something about cashing it somewhere else—I went into the office with him, and we got the bond back and gave back the receipts, and went downstairs—there were then a few words of conversation between the prisoners which I could not understand, and I went again with them at 3.30; Alcina stopped downstairs—I went with them next morning; Coll went into the office, and Alcina remained downstairs—Coll said he was going to Lincoln, and made out this list of trains (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he said that he came from Barcelona, and met Alcina in Paris, and they came together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Coll</hi>. When you went upstairs with me you told me you did not know what to do, because you had only one day to stop in London.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-173" type="surname" value="HOME"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-173" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HOME</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector</hi>). On June 24th I went with another officer to Leadenhall Buildings—I remained outside, and Inspec
<lb/>tor Davidson went in—I took Alcina in custody in the passage—it was a very large building—I took him to the station, where he said, through the interpreter, "I met this man in Paris; he asked me to come to London</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200026"/>
<p>with him; he gave me the document and money; I don't know what his business is—I searched him, and found on Coll a receipt for the bonds—I found in his inside coat pocket a slip of paper with signatures, and a document headed "Instructions for Morales"—they were not sealed up in envelopes, they were open—I also found the letter marked "J," which begins, "Friend Pepin," and this envelope with a blue monogram, two Russian bonds, letters "C" and "P," one addressed to "Morales," the other a duplicate letter to the father from Morales, and a document marked "U," which is the receipt for income-tax paid by Morales, a card of the trains for Lincoln, the prices of French stocks and bonds, and a receipt for a subscription to a club in Barcelona in the name of Nevallo—I got some of these Masonic documents from a trunk at Cline's Hotel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Coll says:</hi> "With regard to the charge, I do not know anything. With regard to the presence of Alsina in London, it was entirely through me."
<hi rend="italic">Alsina says:</hi> "I would not have come to London but through Coll."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18960720-575-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-575-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-575-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BYRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">slated that the bonds were part of a robbery in Valencia, but, as they had been stopped, the numbers had been altered.—
<rs id="t18960720-575-punishment-40" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-575-punishment-40" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-575-punishment-40" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-575-18960720 t18960720-575-punishment-40"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-575-18960720 t18960720-575-punishment-40"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-576">
<interp inst="t18960720-576" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-576" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-576-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-576-18960720 t18960720-576-offence-1 t18960720-576-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-576-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-576-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-576-18960720" type="surname" value="WEIR"/>
<interp inst="def1-576-18960720" type="given" value="JAMES ROWATT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES ROWATT WEIR</hi>, Fraudulently</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-576-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-576-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-576-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/> obtaining goods on credit within four months of his bankruptcy.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-175" type="surname" value="BEETLESTONE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE BEETLESTONE</persName> </hi>. I am an officer in the London Bank
<lb/>ruptcy Court—I produce file of proceedings in bankruptcy against the defendant—the prisoner's petition was filed on September 18th, 1894—a receiving order was mode the same day, and he was adjudicated a bank
<lb/>rupt on October 20th—the proofs admitted amounted to £32,645 1s. 6d.; the estimated assets to £4,593 19s. 10d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The defendant was examined on December 11th by Counsel on behalf of the trustee and the Official Receiver—that was the public ex
<lb/>amination—it was concluded—everything was signed by the defendant in accordance with the Act—he applied for his order of discharge on January 9th, 1896—it was refused—February 18th was fixed for hearing the application for discharge—it was heard on March 17th, and adjourned—I have the list of unsecured creditors—the Imperial Company proved for £441 13s. 6d.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-176" type="surname" value="CHERRY"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-176" type="given" value="LEONARD CHARLES"/>LEONARD CHARLES CHERRY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the Official Receiver in Bankruptcy—I produce the Official Receiver's file—there was a dividend of 1s. in the £—the defendant answered the printed questions produced—each sheet is initialled by the defendant. (
<hi rend="italic">The material portions of the questions and answers were read—namely, Nos</hi>. 4, 5, 37, 39,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 40,
<hi rend="italic">which were to the effect</hi> (4)
<hi rend="italic">that the defendant carried on business at</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 12,
<hi rend="italic">Tooley Street as "James R. Weir "; that he established the business in June</hi>, 1889,
<hi rend="italic">at</hi> 32,
<hi rend="italic">Tooley Street, in a small office, bringing the goods to wharves, with about</hi> £230
<hi rend="italic">capital, borrowing</hi> £1,750
<hi rend="italic">and afterwards</hi> £3,000
<hi rend="italic">from his father; the bills ran between them for mutual accommoda
<lb/>tion</hi> </p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200027"/>
<hi rend="italic">the transactions were shown in the books, and he owed his father</hi> £4,000.
<hi rend="italic">In December</hi>, 1889,
<hi rend="italic">he moved to</hi> 2,
<hi rend="italic">Tooley Street, and his books would show a profit to the end of</hi> 1893.
<hi rend="italic">After two years he moved to his present address. As to bills between Penned, Dottridge and Howse</hi> (5) "
<hi rend="italic">Practically the three individuals named and I were supporting each other. We believed each other to be solvent, but, in fact, the suspension of one meant, and has meant, the suspension of all. I have always had to look to the proceeds of these discounted bills to meet my liabilities "As to Nos</hi>. 37
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 39,
<hi rend="italic">he attributed his insolvency to the rapid fall in prices in lard and other produce, and accommodation bills; that he kept proper books, and "The last time my books were balanced was the 1st of January</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">when a balance-sheet was made out showing, a surplus of</hi> £445 6s. 9d."
<hi rend="italic">And as to No</hi>. 40,
<hi rend="italic">"Although I never, after January</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">took out a balance-sheet, I knew from my losses in lard and other, produce in February</hi>, 1894,
<hi rend="italic">that my property was then and subsequently insufficient to meet my debts"</hi>) That is correctly read.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is correct: "Discharge refused, or, in the alter
<lb/>native, if the debtor is not prosecuted for the offences under the Debtors' Act above referred to, or in the event of his acquittal under such prose
<lb/>cution, the discharge to be suspended for five years "—that is the note made by the Official Receiver as the result—the Deficiency Account was filed by the bankrupt and examined by the trustee or the Official Receiver.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-177" type="surname" value="SNELL"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-177" type="given" value="GEORGE BLAGRAVE"/>GEORGE BLAGRAVE SNELL</persName> </hi>. I am a shorthand writer in the Court of Bankruptcy—I took shorthand notes of the defendant's public examination on January 11th, 1894—this is a correct transcript as filed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-178" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-178" type="surname" value="MARSDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-178" type="given" value="JAMBS SAMUEL"/>JAMBS SAMUEL MARSDEN</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Marsden and Sons, provision merchants, of Liverpool—my first dealings with the defendant were about June, 1894—on August 22nd I got an order through Mr. Lane, and sold him fifty kegs of North's lard, value £95 18s. 9d. on August 24th 200 pails of another lard, value £170 12s. 6d.; on August 29th fifty pails of North's lard, £26 5s.; and 204 pails of Morrell's, 200 pails of North's lard, value £212 2s.—that is £523—those goods were sold by me, on credit, on the usual terms, according to the custom of the trade," cash at a month, or before delivery, as required "—on September 5th I saw the defendant with Mr. Lane, the broker—he asked the price of lard, and saw samples—he bought 100 kegs of Hammond's lard at £215; 100 kegs of North's lard, £217 10s.; 140 pails of Kingham's lard, £78 15s.; value £501 5s.—that was sold on the same terms—the defendant very urgently requested these should be forwarded the same evening—I pro
<lb/>mised delivery of all that could be obtained that day—all but one lot were despatched by the Great Northern Railway to Farringdon—I had no knowledge of his financial position, except from inquiries in the market—we had had only one transaction for cash—the transaction appeared a usual one—had I known they were to be deposited for a cash advance, I should not have parted with them, unless for cash—I have beep in the trade over twenty years—the depositing of goods bought on credit for a cash advance is very unusual, and if it is known the man cannot get credit on the market—I am not aware of any such trade customer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We import some provisions—we are well known in</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200028"/>
<p>the trade—if goods are consigned, we are drawn upon at sight—we can arrange with the shippers for, say, 75 per cent., and the debt is remitted when the account sales are placed—our dealings are substantially for cash—that is our rule in the provision trade with consigned goods—I do not accept bills—I do not sell to customers upon bills—lard is a specu
<lb/>lative article—it depends upon the weather and the market—there was not a fall in the market in August and September.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I have not been paid for any other than the first order, which was secured by payment into the bank before delivery—of the debt, £1,016, I have never received a penny—the first order was about £200.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The debtor was introduced to me by a broker, a Mr. Redman—that was the first time I saw Weir; the second was in the Police-court—the broker takes no responsibility for the debt; he receives his brokerage from the merchant for whom he sells.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-179" type="surname" value="GATESHILL"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY GATESHILL</persName> </hi>. I am a provision merchant, of 42, Harrington Street, Liverpool—on August 27th I supplied the defendant with 270 pails of Morand's lard for £135, through Mr. Lane, a broker, on the usual terms, cash at a month, unless required before delivery—the goods were sent to London—I have only been paid 1s. in the £ through the Official Receiver—on December 3rd Mr. Lane bought for the defendant 300 pails of lard for £165, North's, I think, upon the same terms—I have only been paid the dividend—it was an ordinary transaction—if I had known 250 of those pails were to be deposited for a cash advance, I should not have parted with them—I have been in the trade since 1879—it is not customary to deposit goods obtained on credit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw the defendant till I saw him at South
<lb/>wark Police Court—we generally get a trade reference—dealing through a broker is usual.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-180" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-180" type="given" value="JOHN HANMER"/>JOHN HANMER BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Gardner, Ben
<lb/>nett, and Co., of Liverpool, provision dealers—before September, 1894, I had dealings with the defendant—on September 3rd, through Mr. Lindford, a broker, I sold him twenty-four boxes of ham marked "North's G.A.," for £232 17s. 9d., on the usual Liverpool contract terms—they were despatched by the Great Northern Railway to the depot at Farringdon Street—if I had known the bulk of those goods were to be deposited with another man in the same way of trade for a cash advance, I would not have parted with them, because it would show financial weakness to ray mind.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-181" type="surname" value="OLDRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-181" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY OLDRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a partner of Jones, Son, and Co., 9, Reinford Square, Liverpool—my firm dealt with Weir in 1893, but not again till September 3rd, 1894, when I sold him, through Mr. Lane, 350 pails of "Pineapple" lard (that is the brand) for £139 1s. 3d. on the usual Liverpool terms—that was sent by the Great Northern Railway to London—on September 4th I sold him 300 pails of same, through Mr. Lane, for £166 17s. 6d., on the same terms—they were despatched to London—I have not been paid, except that I have proved in bankruptcy, and re
<lb/>ceived a dividend—we were informed the goods were to be sent to London, and sold in the ordinary way—if I had known they were to be deposited for a cash advance I would not have parted with them without cash—we heard a rumour on the Saturday, and tried to stop them, but were too</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200029"/>
<p>late—we could not trace them—in August and September there was a decided rise in the market till September 18th, of from 6d. to 1s. a cwt.—there might be a difference of 3d., but this memorandum is practically correct. (
<hi rend="italic">Showing the prices in August, first week</hi>, 38s.;
<hi rend="italic">second and third</hi>, 40s.;
<hi rend="italic">fourth</hi>, 39s.;
<hi rend="italic">first in September</hi>, 45s.;
<hi rend="italic">second</hi>, 48s.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-182" type="surname" value="LONSDALE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-182" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LONSDALE</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of J. and J. Lonsdale and Co., of Liverpool—our firm have had transactions with, the defendant before September 5th, 1894, when I saw him at Liverpool with Mr. Lindford, a broker—I know him—he bought 224 boxes of hams for £274 16s. 4d. on the usual terms of the Liverpool market—they were dispatched to London—they were never paid for—I should not have parted with those boxes on credit had I known that 100 were to be deposited against a cash advance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the defendant and his father for some time—I had had transaction's with them—I have said, "We were satisfied to give him credit"—I was reported as one of the creditors, and we appointed a committee to look after our interests—personally, I do not charge him with fraud.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-183" type="surname" value="LANE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-183" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY LANE</persName> </hi>. I am a broker in the provision trade, of Duchy Chambers, Liverpool—I acted as broker for Weir in August and September, 1894, and previously—I had transactions with Messrs. Marsden, Morrell, Gateshill, Davis, and Jones, Son and Co., on his behalf, in August and September, 1894, buying from those firms on the de
<lb/>fendant's account, and on the usual Liverpool market terms, including, on August 24th, from Morrell, 150 pails of North's lard (a pail in about 28 lbs., and the present value about 10s.), of the value of about £75; on August 25th, 250 pails, £125; on August 30th, 250 pails, £125; making £325; on September 3rd, seven boxes of Morrell hams. £103 4s. 9d.; August 30th, invoiced September 5th, 250 pails Morrell's lard, £134 17s. 6d.—I saw Weir at Liverpool on September 5th—my previous transactions had been by letter and telegram—I went round with him to various places—I had no knowledge of his financial position—he gave me no reason why he wanted the goods—he did not say where they were to go—I produced the contract notes at the Police-courts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The transactions were on the same terms as usual—I had dealt with him four or five years—I have had large dealings with him, many thousands—his liabilities had been regularly met up to the time of his failure, as far as I know, or possibly I should not have dealt with him—it is customary for the merchants to make their own inquiries—I take no responsibility—I am a go-between, and get my commission.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-184" type="surname" value="FRYER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-184" type="given" value="ANDREW FERGUSON"/>ANDREW FERGUSON FRYER</persName> </hi>. I am book-keeper to J. W. Dotteridge, of 13, Duke Street, Tooley Street—he is a provision merchant and commis
<lb/>sion agent—the defendant, in August and September, 1894, deposited documents of title on goods for cash advances made to him from time to time by our firm—we took delivery, and sold to customers of our own, charging the defendant a commission of 5 per cent.—he paid the carriage—I think we advanced to him up to the full market value—if we made a loss we should get the balance off—we work several accounts together, and there is a division of the credit—the advance is made before the goods are disposed of—if there is a profit we put it to the defendant's credit, or remit to him, deducting freight, commission, and other expenses—on Sep
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200030"/>
<p>6th, 1894, the defendant deposited with us fifty kegs of Ham
<lb/>mond's lard, seven boxes of Morrell's hams, four boxes of picnic hams—we advanced £100 against the lard and one lot of hams—I have the extract from the ledger—at that time the defendant owed us £1,300—we set the proceeds of the goods to his credit—we disposed of, by September 18th, goods which realised £97—I did not know the price invoiced to him—it was not our business to inquire—we realised for the goods deposited on September 6th £232—we placed that to the defendant's credit, less the £100 advanced—Mr. Berry, the trustee, got to know of that, and called it a fraudulent preference—we repaid that amount with costs to the estate—our profit was 3 per cent.—the four boxes of picnic hams (the shoulder part) realised £38.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Our firm have been in business forty years or more—I have been with them seventeen years—the firm have had similar trans
<lb/>actions with other persons—we are not the only persons doing the same thing in the provision trade—we did not inquire whether the goods had been paid for—we assume persons coming to us are trading in the ordi
<lb/>nary way of business—the credit is not put on the contract note—when the amount is advanced we have a free hand to sell—that is the practice in London—it is a matter of speculation—prices go up and down about the end of July—there is nothing unusual in the transaction, but it would depend upon circumstances—we did our best according to the market price—we do not sell under—we go to the customer, and sell by sample, or he comes to our warehouse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Our three per cent, is calculated on the amount we obtain for the goods—it is to our advantage to get the largest price we can—we have never been told by the defendant to sell at less than the market price—as soon as the goods are deposited with us, and we advance upon them, we have a lien upon the goods—if the person depositing is known to be insolvent, the transaction is not usual—there is a good deal of competition in the trade.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I think the £1,300 was running in bills.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-185" type="surname" value="TRINGROOVE"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-185" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TRINGROOVE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Tringroove and Co., pro
<lb/>vision merchants, Tooley Street—our firm had dealings with Weir—in 1894 we claimed £606, and were pressing him for payment of the balance—on August 24th we issued a writ; we got a judgment in default for £155 18s. 5d.—the day we issued the writ we got an order on the Great Northern Railway to deliver 100 casks of lard—we lodged the order, and got delivery of twenty on the 27th—we had not ordered lard from the defendant, but were taking goods in payment—we sold the eighty, and passed the order for delivery, about September 7th, to the purchaser—they realised £202 Os. 8d. net; we credited £181, which left £428 of the £600 due—our judgment, with costs, was £160 12s. 5d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I take it the goods were sent in consequence of the defendant being served with a writ—I think we began business in 1892—in 1893 we had transactions with the defendant to the amount of £4,000 and £5,000; in 1894 to more than £5,000—he owed us at one time £3,758—we looked upon him as an honourable merchant up to the failure—sometimes he paid in cash, at other times he gave acceptances, but the bulk of the lard he was unable to pay for; we retained possession and had to resell it—that was nearly the last transaction—he only</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200031"/>
<p>deposited three little lots qf cheese with us, and the lard—we sold goods to him, and bought goods of him, principally lard and butter—they were all "C.I.F." purchases—sometimes he would not take up a purchase, and we resold and charged him the difference.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-186" type="surname" value="KALLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM HERBERT"/>WILLIAM HERBERT KALLAND</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Thomas Boyd, of Wellington Chambers, London Bridge, provision merchant—we dealt with the defendant, especially in August and September, 1894—he deposited documents of title or goods for our advances—we sold them, and charged him 3 1/2 per cent, commission—on September 6th we received 140 pails of Kingham's lard, 250 pails of Morrells lard, 175 pails of North's lard, and fifteen boxes of "G. A. picnic" hams—we made an advance of £150 by cheque—we had then a lien on the goods for the amount advanced—we sold the goods to customers—they realised £617 7s. 3d.—the 250 pails of lard realised £140 12s. 6d. gross—from that we deducted £4 10s. commission, freight, and other expenses; for the 140 pails of Kingham's lard £78 15s. gross, for the fifteen boxes of hams £148 5s. 2d. gross; also on September 6th he deposited 100 pails of "pine-apple" lard—we advanced £340 on September 5th against the 450 pails of "Pineapple" lard, and 90 pails of North's—they realised £309 7s. 6d.—freight, commission, etc., would have to be deducted—in August and September, up to the failure, on different transactions we advanced £4,090, and realised £4,137—after deducting charges, etc., we held a balance in his favour of £47, which was handed to the trustee in bankruptcy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The transactions have been large; £5,000 or £6,000 a year, or more—we usually sold for cash; sometimes we gave two months' credit—his engagements were met—our firm is large, both in Liverpool and London—we have several houses—the head office is London—these advances on consignments are usual—we did not ask whether the goods were paid for—goods on credit are deposited for cash advances largely.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. We believed the defendant was in a position to sell goods at a profit; we did not ask the question; it does not rest with us to in
<lb/>quire into these things; of course, you cannot expect a man to prove he has paid, or there would be no trade done—the defendant bought goods of us on credit, and for cash—I cannot give you the last credit.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-187" type="surname" value="ROWSON"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-187" type="given" value="ARTHUR JOPSON"/>ARTHUR JOPSON ROWSON</persName> </hi>. I am a provision merchant, of 35, Tooley Street—the defendant deposited goods and documents of title with me for cash advances—I sold the goods, and accounted to the defendant—on December 6th, 1894, I received 100 boxes of cheese; I believe, after a conversation with David Weir, his brother—I agreed on those goods and others to make an advance of £520 to the defendant—I believe it was by cheque—I then got an order for 100 boxes of fancy white cheese de
<lb/>livered to my warehouse from the defendant's warehouse—I realised, and there was a slight balance, which I accounted for to the trustee; I think about £60—I have been in the trade for thirty years—I do not suppose there is any custom to deposit goods obtained on credit for cash advanced—I could get the goods from wholesale houses on credit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At the time I did not attach any importance to the transaction—I asked for goods and the bill of lading for the money I was about to advance—I have made advances before on goods in a simi
<lb/>lar way—my usual business is to serve the wholesale trade—it is occa
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200032"/>
<p>done, but it is not in the usual course of business—I am not a shipper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-188" type="surname" value="BURGESS"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-188" type="given" value="CHARLES FREDERICK"/>CHARLES FREDERICK BURGESS</persName> </hi>. I am a commission merchant—I sell goods on commission.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave evidence at the Police-court for the prosecu
<lb/>tion; I was Cross-examined by the defendant's solicitor—my depositions were taken down—I have been thirteen years in business—I have done business with the defendant five years—I have sold the defendant goods, and he has consigned goods to me for sale—I have bought from him and sold to him on consignment—I have advanced him money on goods he has consigned to me—that is a common practice—in 1892 my trans
<lb/>actions with him amounted to £13,912; in 1893, £20,952; in 1894, £20,000—I am not a creditor—all his transactions were duly carried out—I deducted my commission, and paid him the balance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I did not inquire as to his financial position—I got 1s. per cwt. in the majority of cases I sold for him, and I took the American drafts up—they were principally American goods; Weir asked me if I was overstocked could I buy, and if he lost money he paid me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-189" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-189" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-189" type="given" value="HOLLEY"/>HOLLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman to Mr. Rowson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a creditor for £67.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-190" type="surname" value="CLANCEY"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-190" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLANCEY</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Messrs. Oakeley, Sons and Co., carmen, of Pudding Lane, City—on September 7th I got an order from Weir, junior, to remove goods from Farringdon Street—I booked the order to Weir—I sent a pair of four-horse vans for the goods—there were about seventy kegs of lard—some of the goods went to the defen
<lb/>dant's warehouse, and some to Mr. Burgess's, at Tooley Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-191" type="surname" value="LANG"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-191" type="given" value="WILLIAM BAMFORD"/>WILLIAM BAMFORD LANG</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant in the Commercial Bank of Scotland, at 62, Lombard Street—the defendant banked there—I have prepared from the books this statement of the defendant's over-drafts on his current account—it shows the overdrafts from January 2nd to September 15th, 1894—one is over £2,600—towards the end of August and September they were never below £850—we have no rule as to the amount of overdrafts given to a customer—the defendant discounted bills at the bank—we did not require security against bills of exchange—against the overdraft on the current account we advanced against bills of lading, which we held as security for the overdrafts—the bills of ex
<lb/>change were drawn by Weir on various merchants against those in Weir's and the acceptor's names—we inquired as to the acceptor, and were satisfied he was a reasonably trustworthy man, otherwise we would not have dis
<lb/>counted the bill—we placed the discount to the defendant's current account—we discounted bills for the defendant, Pennal, and Howse—the bank proved for £9,206 caused by overdrafts and cash advanced—we wrote the defendant these letters of September 5th and 7th. (
<hi rend="italic">Pressing him to decrease his overdrafts and keep his account in order</hi>.) We had not been satisfied with his account for some time—in May, 1894, we thought the discounts were excessive, and the manager intimated that he would like the amounts to be reduced to a more moderate figure—the amount was reduced about £5,000.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The account was opened the end of 1889—from that time to May, 1894, the bank had no reason to complain of the account—there would be an arrangement as to the limit of bills running—I could</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="189607200033"/>
<p>not say the figure, but it would be £15,000 to £20,000—it was most likely a verbal arrangement—after May the account was not so regularly kept, and we were getting uneasy—the annual turnover was about £280,000 a year—Pennal's and Howse's bills were discounted, and placed to the defendant's debit—Howse failed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I thought Pennal's and Weir, sen.'s, were ordinary trade bills—they comprised a large proportion of the turnover—Pennal and Howse did not bank with us.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-192" type="surname" value="FULLER"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-192" type="given" value="ALFRED BERBSFOHD"/>ALFRED BERBSFOHD FULLER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Oscar Berry, the trustee—I have examined the books since the bankruptcy—I prepared the schedule of goods obtained, their destination, and what they realised, under Mr. Berry's instructions and supervision, from the defendant's books—I found that between May and September there were eighteen new accounts opened to the extent of £9,641.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They are the ordinary books, and the entries are properly made and posted—I am an accountant—Rowson's transactions are not entered—that is the exception—all the moneys were paid into the bank or accounted for—his brother was his clerk, and was paid a salary—including that, the defendant drew about £400 a year on his per
<lb/>sonal account—his brother lived with him—the amount of purchases in 1889, from July to December, was £9,451 15s. 6d.; the annual average was £18,903 9s.—his total net purchases were £562,992—£5,082 18s. ld. of the deficiency was attributed to House, Pennal, and McAdam.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18960720-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18960720-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-193" type="surname" value="LOVELL"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-name-193" type="given" value="JOHN CAREY"/>JOHN CAREY LOVELL</persName> </hi>. I am senior partner of Lovell and Christmas, provision merchants and importers—we have been over forty years in the trade—I have heard of goods obtained on credit being deposited for cash advanced in the trade, but it is contrary to the usual course of busi
<lb/>ness—if we knew a man was doing business in that way, we should refuse to serve him—it would depend upon his credit to a great extent, but it is a kind of business that could not be done continuously at a profit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Our business is said to be large—we have to do with dock warrants and bills of lading, but not with depositing them as a tem
<lb/>porary cover for overdrafts.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted there was no case to you to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">under Sections</hi> 11, 14,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">of the Debtors' Act, and referred to the case of Re Hodgson in L. R</hi>. 1,
<hi rend="italic">Chancery Division, p</hi>. 151,
<hi rend="italic">in support of his contention</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called attention to Ex parte Marsden in</hi> 2,
<hi rend="italic">Cliancery Division, which he contended modified the case of Re Hodgson. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">held the question whether the transactions were in the ordinary course of trading was one for the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</p>
<rs id="t18960720-576-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-576-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-576-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-576-punishment-41" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-576-punishment-41" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-576-punishment-41" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-576-18960720 t18960720-576-punishment-41"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lauorence.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-577">
<interp inst="t18960720-577" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-577" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-577-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-577-18960720 t18960720-577-offence-1 t18960720-577-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-577-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-577-18960720 t18960720-577-offence-1 t18960720-577-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-577-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-577-18960720" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-577-18960720" type="surname" value="SCUDAMORE"/>
<interp inst="def1-577-18960720" type="given" value="EVA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EVA SCUDAMORE</hi> </persName> and
<persName id="def2-577-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-577-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-577-18960720" type="surname" value="COLLETTE"/>
<interp inst="def2-577-18960720" type="given" value="GERALD ELLISON"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GERALD ELLISON COLLETTE</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18960720-577-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-577-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-577-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-577-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-577-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-577-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/>to wilful and corrupt perjury to defeat the due course of justice.</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SCUDAMORE</hi>
<rs id="t18960720-577-punishment-42" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-577-punishment-42" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-577-punishment-42" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-577-18960720 t18960720-577-punishment-42"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine Months</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">COLLETTE</hi>
<rs id="t18960720-577-punishment-43" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-577-punishment-43" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-577-punishment-43" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-577-18960720 t18960720-577-punishment-43"/>
<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months</hi> </rs>. And</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18960720-578">
<interp inst="t18960720-578" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18960720"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-578" type="date" value="18960720"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18960720-578-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-578-18960720 t18960720-578-offence-1 t18960720-578-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-578-18960720" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-578-18960720" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-578-18960720" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def1-578-18960720" type="surname" value="FLINT"/>
<interp inst="def1-578-18960720" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS FLINT</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18960720-578-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-578-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-578-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, to unlawfully sending to market for sale meat unfit for human food.—</rs>
<rs id="t18960720-578-punishment-44" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-578-punishment-44" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-578-punishment-44" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-578-18960720 t18960720-578-punishment-44"/>
<hi rend="italic">One Month's Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18960720-578-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18960720-578-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18960720-578-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>