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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, October 19th, 1896, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-3" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon.
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-4" type="given" value="ROBERT SAMUEL"/>ROBERT SAMUEL WRIGHT</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES CLABKE LAWRENCE</hi>, Bart., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-5" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-6" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-7" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., K.C.M.G., Recorder of the said City; Lieut.-Col.
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-8" type="given" value="HORACE DAVID"/>HORACE DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, M.P.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED JAMES NKUTON</hi>, Esq,
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-9" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER VAUGIIAN MORGAN</hi> Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK PRATT ALLISTON</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-11" type="given" value="RICHARD CLARENCE"/>RICHARD CLARENCE HALSE</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-12" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>. Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT HARGREAVES ROGERS</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WEBSTER GLYNES</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD CLARENCE HALSK</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILKIN, MAYOR. TWELFTH 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 thay 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, October</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DARIUS STREET</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">tried this day, see Kent Cases</hi>.]</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-35" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TREADWYN</persName> </hi>. I am shipping clerk in charge of the export depart
<lb/>ment of De La Rue and Co—among the cards in the warehouse there are cards called "Retres," defective cards, used simply for exportation under a permit; they are not sold for use in this country—single packs are put into half-dozen packets, and three dozen packs are put into brown paper parcels—in the last days of August I took stock, and found twenty-four and a-half dozen of those packs missing, also other cards—the prisoner had nothing to do with my department—he was engaged in the pasting department—these cards produced are "Retres" cards, coming from my department.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner worked in a department where cards of all kinds are pasted—these cards would not come through his hands—about seven men are employed in the department where these cards are kept—the prisoner has been in the service about ten years.</p>
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<lb/>tary was there also—he bought some cards that were sold by the prisoner—these cards produced are part of what were bought—three dozen were bought—this is a receipt of Mr. Turner, the secretary to the club, which he gave to the prisoner—they were in paper, on which was printed "for exportation," with a penalty of£20 if used in this country—I saw that printing when they were bought—I knew the prisoner was employed at De La Rue's—one of our committee asked if they incurred any liability by the use of these cards; the prisoner said we should not—he was not asked how he had got hold of the cards—he said they were all spoiled cards—we thought they were given to him by his employers as perquisites, and were sold cheap—I saw the penalty of£20 affixed on the outside of every pack—the price was 7d. a pack—I was present when the cards were first mentioned—the prisoner got one of the committee, Mr. Hills, to broach the matter—Mr. Hills is not here—the prisoner had been a member of the club—he ceased to be a member, and was re-elected last March—I knew that he had been at De La Rue's a long time—I did not know how long.</p>
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<p>that he could supply the club with cards—he did not tell me that he had bought a number of packets, and wished to sell them—the committee said they would like to see the cards and the gentleman who was going to sell them, and on the following Tuesday the prisoner brought the cards—the committee consists of ten or twelve members—eight or nine of them were present on this occasion—the prisoner was not asked how he became possessed of them—cards were wanted, and he said he knew a young fellow who could supply them cheaper than we had them before, and of good quality—the committee asked that they should be produced, and they were—we did not know at that time that the prisoner was at De La Rue's—he did not say, "I am working at De La Rue's, and these are my perquisites as spoiled cards"—we did not ask him if he had bought them—he did not say he had, and could let us have them cheap—I had no quarrel with him before he left the club—we charged him with forging and uttering a ticket; that was before this charge about the cards,; there was no falling out about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We had bought two dozen packs of these cards last October—we must have known at that time that he was in De La Rue's employ—I don't think any questions were asked when we bought the first two dozen—they were similar cards to these—I don't know if they were marked, "For exportation," because I did not have them in my possession—I knew when the first two dozen were purchased that they had these words upon them, but I had not noticed them; I thought he had the opportunity of buying them cheap.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-40" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am an engraver in the employ of Messrs. De La Rue—about three months ago the prisoner came to me with this specimen card, and asked how much it Would cost to have cards engraved—I said I thought about 5s.—he said he had been elsewhere to an engraver, and they wanted 4s. 6d.—I said that was a fair price—he said he could not afford anything to have them engraved—I said I would do them—I did so, and he came and took them away—they wanted two handles; I told him where to get them; and he went and got them and brought them—the boy Duffle was present when he came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-42" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT ARGENT</persName> </hi>. I am printing machine manager at Messrs. De La Rue's—the prisoner came to me about eight or nine weeks ago, and asked me for a piece of composition; that is a thing that could be used for sticking purposes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-43" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHISKIN</persName> </hi>. I am printing machine manager at Messrs. De La Rue's—the prisoner came and asked me for a small piece of black colour; that is a thing which might be used for printing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-45" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am president of the club—the prisoner was a member; he had no authority to get the blocks made.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate'</hi>: "I struck off altogether sixteen or eighteen tickets; then my wife persuaded me, and all the tickets and blocks were destroyed at once."</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-46" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE WOODS</persName> </hi>. I never, to my knowledge, received any of these tickets from you—I did receive some forged tickets, very much like these.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: I am innocent of this charge—I admit having stamps made at the impulse of the moment—my wife persuaded me not to have anything to do with such a thing, and I destroyed them—I was a member of the club, but I did not use a ticket, and did not go for refresh
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-56" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN PARSONS</persName> </hi>. I live at 314, York Road, King's Cross, and am a widow—on March 8th the prisoner came to my house and asked for a bedroom and sitting-room for himself and a friend—he said he was second mate of a ship; that he could not pay me a week in advance, but he would give it to me on the Friday, as he had£96 coming from the shipping company—I accepted him as a lodger, not willingly, because I had some doubt—he stopped till about June 6th—he did not pay me anything for board and lodging—I reckoned he owed me about£20 at the end of that time—I had lent him sums of money amounting to£20 or more—he made proposals to me, and wanted to marry me, and I accepted him—he said he had got£1,300 coming to him from his mother through the solicitors, Parker, Garrett, and Parker, of St. Michael's Alley, and that I need not resume my work (I have a trade), but that he could keep me—I believed his statements, or I should not have parted with my money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-57" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DAY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employment of Messrs. Parker, Garrett, and Parker, solicitors, of St. Michael's Alley—in February, 1895. when I was living at Wood Green, the prisoner, whom I knew as Arthur Wood, came to lodge with me—the prisoner knew I was in the employment of Messrs. Parker, Garrett, and Parker, through my sending him there on a message when I was ill—he has no money due to him</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCARTHUR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant X</hi>). I saw the prisoner detained at Leman Street Police-station, and read the warrant to him—it charged him with the offence against Mrs. Day, and mentioned the amount, £19 19s. 6d.—he said, "No, not so much as that"—I took him to the station and charged him—he made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in July</hi>, 1890,
<hi rend="italic">at Rye. George Lay stated that the prisoner swindled him of board and lodging to the amount of about</hi>£50
<hi rend="italic">by means of the statement that he had money coming from a ship. Five other convictions there proved against the prisoner.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18961019-754-offence-1 t18961019-name-60"/>Edward Plant</persName> during the lifetime of her husband.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-754-18961019 t18961019-754-punishment-14"/>Discharged on Re
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<hi rend="italic">Five other convic
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1896.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18961019-757-offence-2 t18961019-name-66"/>Walter Giles</persName> </rs>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<rs id="t18961019-757-offence-3" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18961019-757-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-757-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a coat and other articles, the goods of
<persName id="t18961019-name-67" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18961019-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-67" type="surname" value="BURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-67" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18961019-757-offence-3 t18961019-name-67"/>George Burner</persName>, having been convicted at Clerken
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18961019-757-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-757-18961019 t18961019-757-punishment-17"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18961019-758" type="date" value="18961019"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS TESTER</hi> (24)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<rs id="t18961019-759-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="italic">The prosecutrix, in the bigamy case recommended him to mercy</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18961019-759-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-759-18961019 t18961019-759-punishment-20"/>Twelve Months' on the forgery to run con
<lb/>currently.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18961019-760-offence-1 t18961019-name-72"/>Elizabeth Serjeant</persName>, his wife being alive. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">He had been previously convicted of indecent assault and also of an aggravated assault on his wife.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-760-18961019 t18961019-760-punishment-21"/>Judgment Respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18961019-761-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-761-18961019 t18961019-761-punishment-22"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SUL-LIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18961019-761-punishment-23" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18961019-761-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
<persName id="t18961019-name-77" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18961019-name-77" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18961019-762-offence-3 t18961019-name-77"/>Western Morning News</persName> </hi> and stealing an envelope and a cheque</rs>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18961019-762-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-762-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>to breaking and enter
<lb/>ing the warehouse of
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-78" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18961019-762-offence-4 t18961019-name-78"/>Dean and Son</persName> with intent to steal.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character. His uncle was willing to become surety and send the prisoner abroad</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18961019-762-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18961019-762-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-762-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-762-18961019 t18961019-762-punishment-24"/>Judgment Respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18961019-763-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-763-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlawfully inciting
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-80" type="given" value="CHARLES RICHARD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18961019-763-offence-1 t18961019-name-80"/>Charles Richard Carter</persName> to commit an on-natural offence.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>—For an indecent libel.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">He</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18961019-763-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18961019-763-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-763-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY
<hi rend="italic">to the libel only</hi> </rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He had been convicted at this Court in May</hi>, 1890,
<hi rend="italic">and sentenced to Twelve Months for an indecent assault.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-763-18961019 t18961019-763-punishment-25"/>Two Years' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CARTHY</hi> (16)</persName> and
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<interp inst="t18961019-764-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-764-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-84" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18961019-764-offence-1 t18961019-name-84"/>John Miller</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NOBLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-85" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HETHERINOTON</persName> </hi> (232 11). On September 30th, about four a.m., I was on duty in Cable Street, and saw Cronin reaching towards the fan-light of No. 142, a working-man's club, with Curley on his back—on seeing me he ran down the court—I gave chase, and saw Carthy and Cronin go into some buildings, and Curley into another house—I found the fan-light had been removed, and told them they would be charged—I found Curley at 4, Mabel's Buildings—they said that they had done nothing; they ran away because they saw someone coming—the fan
<lb/>light was all correct when I had seen it before—it was my duty to ring the people up—Curley is the little boy; he could get in at the fan
<hi rend="italic">Curley.</hi> What he swears is false.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18961019-name-86" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-86" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-86" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY MILLER</persName> </hi>. My husband and I are stewards at this club, and he locked it up on September 30th, about 1.30 a.m., in my presence—we were aroused at four a.m., and the sash was lifted up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cronin's Defence</hi>; I was never near the place at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Carthy's Defence</hi>: I was asleep on the stairs, and they came to me, and I went down with them. I know nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Curley's Defence</hi>: I slept that night on the first landing, and at four o'clock the policeman came, and I knocked at the club door and could not get an answer, and he took me to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18961019-764-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Cronin then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on July</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1896,
<hi rend="italic">and Carthy to one on February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896,
<hi rend="italic">at the Thames Police-court, and several other convictions were proved against them.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CRONIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-764-18961019 t18961019-764-punishment-26"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARTHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18961019-764-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-764-18961019 t18961019-764-punishment-27"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CURLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18961019-764-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-764-18961019 t18961019-764-punishment-28"/>Judgment Respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ERLE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDMONDSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-90" type="given" value="THOMAS BENNETT"/>THOMAS BENNETT NEALE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, practising at New Street, Leicester—Mr. H. B. Wade, solicitor, of 8, Old Jewry, is my London agent—on July 17th last Thomas called at my office at Leicester, at a few minutes past twelve—he said, "Are you Mr. Neale?"—I said, "Yes; do you want to see me?"—he said, "I have come from Mitchell; he wants a hunting-box"—I said, "I don't know Mr. Mitchell, and I don't know</p>
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<p>you; are you calling at any other office?"—he said, "No; yours is the only name given to me; your agent, Mr. Wade, of 8, Old Jewry, gave your name to Mr. Mitchell; that is the reason I have called upon you"—I wrote down Mr. Mitchell wants a hunting-box, and instituted inquiry—on walking out, Thomas said, "There is no hurry; the season is young"—about five minutes afterwards I saw him turning out of the street with some papers in his hand, which he was perusing—I did not see him again till I saw him in custody on September 7th—I know nothing of this telegram. (
<hi rend="italic">this was addressed to Fred Tyler at that Black Bull High Holborn</hi>). It was not written by me, or by my authority—some time afterwards I went to Leicester, and identified Thomas as the man that had called upon me; I picked him out of several others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>. Thomas was not more than ten minutes in my office—I see a number of persons in the course of a day—I identified Thomas on September 7th, nearly two months after, at Northampton—I had seen the Chief Constable—I never had the slightest doubt about the man—there were three men there besides the prisoner—I did not take a considerable time in identifying him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-91" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-91" type="surname" value="WARREN"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-91" type="given" value="ROSANNA"/>ROSANNA WARREN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Black Bull, Holborn—on July 17th the prisoner, Erie, called there—in consequence of what he said I gave him this telegram addressed to Tyler, and he went away with it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18961019-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18961019-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-92" type="surname" value="WADE"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-92" type="given" value="HERBERT BLANZ"/>HERBERT BLANZ WADE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 8, Old Jewry—I am agent of Mr. Seale, of Leicester—on July 17th I received this telegram, purporting to come from my agent at Leicester, stating that Mr. Tyler would call on me—I got it at about a quarter to two—about a quarter of an hour afterwards Erie called; I met him in the corridor of my office—I said to him "Mr. Tyler, I believe"—he said, "Yes"—I intimated that he had better come into my office—he came in, and showed me another telegram, unsigned—it was "Call on Mr. Wade, 8, Old Jewry, and he will give you enough to go on with"—we had a little conversation; he said at first he could not under
<lb/>stand why it had been sent to him; that he was unknown to his aunt's sister; he described her as Miss Tyler—I think the telegram asked me to give him from£25 to£30—I thought£20 would be enough, and I gave him an open cheque for£20—I can't say whether he endorsed it; he gave a receipt for it—the cheque came back from my bankers as paid that afternoon—after parting with the cheque, I wrote to Mr. Neale advising him of it, and I got a telegram from him—I afterwards saw Erie at Northampton Police-court, and picked him out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-93" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GLENCRAFT</persName> </hi>. I come from the Telegraph Office—I produce two original telegrams, 6a. and 7a.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18961019-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18961019-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-94" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-94" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am a detective inspector of the Northampton Borough Police-court—on September 1st I arrosted Erle at the office of Mr. Markham, solicitor, at Northampton—I searched him, and found in a bag which he had, a "Law Diary"—the bag was not in his possession—he told rue he had left it in a shop; I found it there, and produce it—on September 5th I received Thomas in custody at Tottenham Court Road Police-station—I said to him, "I am a police officer at Northampton, and have a warrant for your arrest"—I read the warrant to him, and said, "It is for your sending a telegram on another charge"—he made no reply—on September 7th T charged the two prisoners together with</p>
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<p>attempting to obtain from Mr. Markham£20 by means of a forged tele
<lb/>gram—I knew Erie by the name of Wilkins at that time—he said, "I received my instructions from Thomas to go to Leamington and North
<lb/>ampton; I went to Leamington; there were no telegrams as had been arranged," and he turned to Thomas, and said, "I have been dealing with him, and no one else"—Thomas said, "You are a liar and a fraud"—in going to the cells Thomas said, "Every telegram was written by you, and they are in your handwriting; I was present when you wrote them; there is a third man in it"—he said, "That is a lie"—Thomas said, "You did it all, and picked out names of lawyers from the Diary"—Thomas said, "You have had your bag; I know all about it, but I should like to see the Diary"—I produce the Diary—he said, "That is the book he pricked out the names of the solicitors; I wish to have all the original telegrams produced; I know as much about the law as you, having been three years in a magistrate's clerk's office"—Erie said, "I am pleased you know a little about law; you know too much for me; you have got me into this nicely—Thomas said, "You got yourself into it by opening your mouth; I know as much as you, but I still say I never wrote them"—on September 14th I showed the original telegrams to them both together, and said, "These are two telegrams connected with the attempted fraud"—Thomas said, "He wrote them in my apartment at Northampton before he went to Leamington; they are in his handwriting"—Erie said, "I did not write them; you did; it is in a disguised hand, but you wrote them"—I showed them four other telegrams, and said, "These are forged telegrams"—Thomas said, "He wrote them in my apartment the day before he went to Leamington; they are all in his handwriting"—Erle said, "They are in your writing, in a disguised hand; you wrote that no in the name of Thomas"—I then showed them the two original telegrams, and said, "These are two telegrams connected with£20 obtained from Mr. Wade on July 17th, 1896, which were, handed in at Leicester"—Thomas said, "I was at Leicester, but I never wrote those telegrams; you gave them to me"—Erle said, "You wrote them, and no one else, and you had all the money, except about£2 1s."—he said, "I had£1; the 2s. was for some work we had done"—I then showed them another tele
<lb/>gram, and said, "That is a telegram connected with£22, which you obtained on July 29th"—Thomas said, "That is his handwriting; I was present when it was written"—Erie said, "You were present when it was written; why don't you say when and where it was written, and who wrote it"—Thomas said, "No; I am not going to get anyone else into trouble"—I then showed them these two telegrams. (
<hi rend="italic">These were stated by Thomas to be his writing, addressed to friends</hi>.) I produce a document marked "A," addressed to the Postmaster-General; I saw Thomas wrote the first two lines of it; the words, "September 7th, 1896, to the Postmaster-General; I authorise you to go to Northampton Borough Police"—the signature to it is Edward Thomas—I could not say that I saw him write the second—on September 21st I handed over the two prisoners to the custody of Inspector Dinney with that document, and said it was a request to the Postmaster-General for the telegrams to be handed—Thomas said, "Yes; that is right"—at the same time I handed to Inspector Dinney this document, "B," dated September, 1896—I handed it to Inspector Dinney, and said, "It had</p>
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<p>been forwarded to me"—Thomas said he did not see why his private letters should be sent back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The long statements were made on two different occasions—Sergeant Allen was present on the first occasion, and one of the constables in charge of the prisoners—I wrote it down immediately afterwards from memory—Thomas did not say that he only knew of the two telegrams that had been sent the night before—he said, "Every telegram was written by you"—no numbers was mentioned—the two tele
<lb/>grams of 3rd and 4th September were to a lady at Norwood, connected with private affairs—Erie was going by the name of Burton then; his name is Walter Erle—the two September telegrams he handed to me on September 7th, and he wanted them back—they were I addressed to Miss Lilly Read.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18961019-765-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">INSPECTOR DENNY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that Erle had been con
<lb/>victed on January 17th last year, and sentenced to Five Years' Penal Servitude, and Thomas had been several times convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ERLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18961019-765-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-765-18961019 t18961019-765-punishment-30"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18961019-766-offence-1 t18961019-name-100"/>Harriett Witt</persName> under false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18961019-name-101" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-101" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, living at Evelyn Villas, Southgate—on Thursday, August 13th, the prisoner came and took a bed-sitting room combined, by the week—on the following Thursday, when the first week's bill was payable, he paid it—the week after he said he was very satisfied with the apartments, and would be glad to continue, and he went on for another week; when the Thursday came he asked if I would let him pay on the Saturday, as he was going to Brighton then—when I took up his bill on the Saturday he had gone with his luggage—he owed me 18s. 9 1/2d.—when he first came he said his name was Edward Lytton Bellew; he did not say exactly who he was; he had no references—he said he came from Cambridge, where he had been in lodgings for two years, and that I could depend on his respectability—he said he was named after Lord Lytton, and I believe he said he was related to Lord Lytton, but I am not positive—I believed him to be a gentleman, and a suitable man to be in my house—he told me he had been teaching in colleges, but that he was going to retire from that and write books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I found you quiet and steady—my only complaint is that you left in my debt.</p>
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<persName id="t18961019-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18961019-name-102" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-102" type="surname" value="WITT"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-102" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT WITT</persName> </hi>;. I am the wife of William John Witt, of 27, Jocelyn Road, Richmond—on Saturday, August 29th, the prisoner came and took a back sitting-room and bedroom for 10s. 6d. a week, and said if I would bay all in for him he would pay me at the end of the week—he said, "I will pay you sixpence extra for my boots to be cleaned, and I shall be with you several weeks"—on the following Saturday I put the bill on the break-fast-table, and he said, "I am going to the Bank; I will get change, and come back and pay you"—he did not come back—he owed me£1 3s. 8 1/2 d.</p>
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<p>—when he first came he said he wrote for the magazines; that his father was a clergyman—it was from what he said about himself, and his respectability, that I let him have the rooms; I thought he was a gentle
<lb/>man—Beale slept with him for the week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You sent me a postcard, and said you would pay me in few days; there was no address on it—you had left a rug, and said if I allowed you for the value of it you would remit me the balance of the account—I have the rug; that was all you left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The rug is worth about 3s.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-103" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BEALE</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Paton Terrace, Betts Hill Road, New Southgate—in August I met the prisoner, and he gave me this letter (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that the writer was single, connected with literature, and lived in lodgings, but travelled a good deal; that lie was anxious to take a nice boy as a companion; that he should look on such a boy as a son, and give him a good home and a fair allowance of pocket-money, and if the boy was good to him he would be well started in life.</hi>) I had never spoken to him before he gave me that letter—I showed it to my brother-in-law; I have no father—I called at the address given in the letter, and the prisoner engaged me, and I lived with him for a week at Richmond, from Satur
<lb/>day to Saturday—on the Friday before I left I took a parcel to the Richmond Station booking-office—I do not know what was in the parcel; I did not see the prisoner packing up anything.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18961019-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18961019-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-104" type="surname" value="MILLS"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-104" type="given" value="JAMES ALBERT"/>JAMES ALBERT MILLS</persName> </hi>. I live at 86, Wreford Road, Wandsworth—in November last I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>, "Wanted smart lad, 15 to 17, as amanuensis, live in"—I answered it and received this reply. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 23,
<hi rend="italic">Mount Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells, November</hi> 7th;
<hi rend="italic">and signed C. Warner Slee. It stated that the writer was a literary man in a small way, and a bachelor, and wanled to take a com
<lb/>panionable lad for a year or two to train as amanuensis; that he should want a small premium of two guineas towards preliminary expenses; that in addition to board and residence he would pay</hi>£1
<hi rend="italic">a month for six months, and then</hi>£2.) I wrote in reply stating that I could not pay £2 2s., and asked him to take me without a premium and only pay me 15s. a month—I received this answer. (
<hi rend="italic">Suggesting that</hi> 10s. 6d.
<hi rend="italic">should be paid and if he was found a nice companionable fellow the balance would not be asked for.</hi>) On the Monday morning I met the prisoner at South
<lb/>borough Station, and walked with him to his lodging at 25, St. Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells—he made this agreement with me that after
<lb/>noon; I sent it home, and my father signed it and sent it back with 10s. 6d., which I gave to the prisoner, who also signed the agreement. (By the agreement C. Warner Slee agreed to take Mills for twelve months as amanuensis, and board and lodge him and pay him a weekly salary and travelling expenses; Mills to pay a premium of£2 2s., 10s. 6d.
<hi rend="italic">down, and the balance in six months.</hi>) I lived with the prisoner for a week—I spent the time in writing various postcards to clergymen asking for the use of their village schoolrooms for entertainments which the prisoner proposed to get up—on the last day of the week he sent me to the Tunbridge Wells Post-office, and told me that I need not hurry back—when I got back at noon I found the house shut up—I did not see the prisoner again till he was at Highgate Police-court—I did not see this letter dated November 17th (the day I left Tunbridge Wells) till I</p>
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<p>went to the Highgate Police-court as I went to London directly after seeing the police at Tunbridge, and the landlady received the letter and handed it to the police—the letter is in the same writing as the others I had from the prisoner. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter stated that the writer was deeply grieved to say that circumstances he could not control compelled him to go away, that the little cash he had left had been spent in household expenses; that Mills had better go back to London, and that the writer would com
<lb/>municate with his friends in a few day and make the best arrangements he could.</hi>) He had not said anything about going away before I went back to London—I never heard from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know what you did with the 10s. 6d.—we bought meat, which came to from 6d. to 1s. per day; you gave the landlady a little money for tea, sugar, and soon—you sent me to the editor of some drug paper at Tunbridge Wells with a story; the editor refused it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-105" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GODLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant Y</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on September 15th, at 80, Shortlands Road, Kingston-on-Thames on another charge, and at the same time I told him there were two charges of obtain
<lb/>ing food and lodgings by false pretences, one at New Southgate and one at Richmond—when charged with Mrs. Simpson's case at New Southgate, he said, "I intended to pay the lady"—I said, "Can you refer me to anyone who knows you?"—he said, "No; I am a wanderer on the face of the earth"—I searched his lodgings, and found seven pawn-tickets and twenty letters and odd articles there—on September 21st I charged him again in the case of Mrs. Witt at Highgate Police-station; he said, "That is out of the jurisdiction of this Court"—I said, "No; it is not" on September 28th Mills was brought to identify the prisoner—I said, "There is a charge against you of obtaining 10s. 6d. from a boy named Mills"—he said, "I don't remember any thing about it "he said, "Would you like to be placed with other men?"—he said nothing—he was placed with other men, and Mills immediately identified him—when charged with the offence, he said, "I did not have the money"—Mills said, "Oh, yes, you did"—the prisoner made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I ascertained you had paid your first week's bill where you' were staying at Kingston—you had only been there a week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that he had made no false pretences, and that he had intended to pay the women, and that the money he had received from Mills he had spent on keeping him.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-106" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GODLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.) The prisoner has passed under the names of Stanley Forbes, George Charles, Murray Smith, and Herbert Braddon.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of obtain
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<hi rend="italic">at Sandtcich, in the name of Murray Smith</hi>,—
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in the hearing of the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">stated that he was</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18961019-767-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18961019-767-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>There were two other indictments against the prisoner for feloniously shooting at
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<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18961019-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18961019-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-114" type="surname" value="WEBB"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-114" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT WEBB</persName> </hi> (279
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody, and charged him with bigamy—he said, "I shall not go; where is your war
<lb/>rant?—I asked him again to come, and he said, "Yes, very well, sir"—I produce two certificates; one I obtained at Somerset House, and the other was given to me by a Detective Sergeant at the Police-station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18961019-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18961019-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOB"/>WILLIAM JOB CROWTHER</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Lower Road, Plaistow—I was present at the marriage of my daughter to the prisoner about fifteen years ago—I believe they lived together for some time in Stratford—they were on and off together for a couple of years, and then, I think, the prisoner went abroad, and his wife came back and had part of my house for eleven or twelve months—she had lived with the prisoner up to the time she came to me; I won't be certain of that; my memory is bad—I believe he left her—she is living in Plaistow now with Brooks—she married Brooks about three years ago—I daresay it is ten years since she left my house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> In 1881, when you signed articles with the Madras Railway Company, you allowed my daughter£6 a month—directly you left she came and lived with me—in October, 1886, you found her living with me, not with Brooks—she did not leave my house to go away with Brooks; you left her, and went away—I don't know of it getting on for fifteen years since she first mixed up with Brooks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I cannot recollect that Brooks came to my house to see my daughter; I have no memory now since I had a paralytic stroke—I don't know if Brooks was paying his addresses to her when she lived in my house—the prisoner made no complaint to me about Brooks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18961019-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18961019-name-116" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-116" type="surname" value="NEWSON"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-116" type="given" value="MARY ANN CATHERINE"/>MARY ANN CATHERINE NEWSON</persName> </hi>. On December 25th, 1887, I went through the form of marriage with the prisoner—he told me he was married—he was a great friend of my brother, who knew his family for some time—his brother told me to write to him when he was in Belfast, saying that his wife was dead, and that he was perfectly free, and was not to make a fool of himself any more, and we certainly believed she was dead, or we should not have married—I had the certificate madeout and paid for it myself—I had the banns put up—I am older than the prisoner—when I described him as a bachelor I did not think it mattered at all—he has treated me exceedingly well and kindly it is not my wish to prosecute him, neither will I.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> In 1887 you were living with Mr. Walker, in Bridge Road, and in March, 1887, you were sent to Belfast on work—we corres-ponded—your brother told me to write and say your wife was dead, and when you arrived here on Christmas Eve, 1887, it was rumoured through Stratford that the woman was dead; even her old father told you of it, and said he was glad to hear of it—I asked you, as she was dead, if I should put up the banns, arid you said, "If you like," and when you came at Christ-inas-time we got married—you went back to Belfast, and after six months</p>
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<p>came back here—we have been in the parish seven years—you have been a financial member of the Boiler Makers' Union for fifteen years—you are a hard-working man, and always bore a thoroughly good character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that he believed his wife was dead when lie married the second time.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OVEREND</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-121" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN GREY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Lang worthy Grey, of 88, Queen's Road, Upton Park—on September 24th I was in Gracechurch Street, going in the direction of London Bridge—at the corner of Grace-church Street a horse had fallen, and there were a great number of people—to avoid the crowd I crossed the road—I felt nothing, but when I got over someone spoke to me, and I discovered that my purse was gone—I had seen it only a few minutes before—it was in a deep pocket, and my handkerchief was on the top of it; I had used my handkerchief, and put it back on the purse only a few minutes before—this is the purse—I saw it fall from Berry's hand on to the pavement—I saw Hoddinott by his side.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I was crossing the road I was asked whether I had lost anything—I said, "No"—I was asked to be sure—I put my my hand in my pocket and said, "Yes, my purse is gone"—the prisoners were together—when I saw the purse drop from Berry's hand there were not many people in the roadway; no more than ordinarily; they were princi
<lb/>pally on the pavement watching the fallen horse—I had not seen either prisoner before I was spoken to—Berry's hand was held by two gentle
<lb/>men, who were trying to get something from him when he dropped the purse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective City</hi>). On September 24th I was with Gillard in Gracechurch Street, at two o'clock—we watched the prisoners in consequence of their suspicious movements in a large crowd assembled to see an injured horse—the prisoners were together—Hoddinott placed himself in front of a lady, and Berry on her right side—Berry put his hand into his pocket, and through a hole at the bottom of it, and into the folds of the lady's dress, in the direction of her pocket—they moved from that, part of the crowd, and Hoddinott stood in front of another lady, and Berry again put his left hand through his pocket and into the folds of a lady's dress in the direction of her pocket—they crossed the road to where there was a crowd on the other side of the street—Hoddinott got in front of a lady and Berry on the right side, and put his hand again through his coat pocket and into the folds of the lady's dress; then they went a few yards further, and Hoddinott got in front of another lady, and Berry put his hand into a lady's dress pocket—they did it four times; then they stood on the kerb watching the crowd—the prosecutrix was crossing the road; Hoddinott touched Berry with his elbowand looked at the prosecutrix, and they followed her across the road, and as she was about to pass through the crowd on the footway, Hoddinott hurried on and got just in front of her; it was a very narrow place to get through the crowd, and he purposely obstructed the lady, while Berry, who was</p>
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<p>just behind, put his hand through his pocket into the lady's dress pocket—as he drew his hand out I seized his hand, and I saw him drop this purse on the ground—Gillard arrested Hoddinott; I arrested Berry—I told them they would be charged with being concerned in stealing this purse—Gillard picked up the purse, and spoke to the prosecutrix.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The hole was in Berry's left-hand coat pocket—I noticed it before and after I took him into custody—I think he is wearing the same coat now—I saw him show the coat at the Police-court; he must have had a needle secreted about him, because at the Police-court he raised his vest and showed a few stitches here and there—he might have had a needle secreted in his shirt or hair and have sown up the hole—I am certain I saw his hand through the hole—in each ease Hoddinott stood in front to cover Berry's movements, and obstructed the lady—when I got hold of Berry Hoddinott was not more than a yard off, just in front of the lady.</p>
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<persName id="t18961019-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18961019-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-123" type="surname" value="GILLARD"/>
<interp inst="t18961019-name-123" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GILLARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective City</hi>). I was with Fitzgerald on September 24th in Gracechurch Street, and watched the prisoners—I saw Berry with his hand in his coat-pocket behind a lady—Hoddinott came in front of her—they made another attempt, and then they crossed the road and made two other attempts—then they saw the prosecutrix crossing the road, and and Hoddinott nudged Berry, and got in front of her, while Berry put his band in his pocket and moved his hand up—I arrested Hoddinott, and said to the prosecutrix, "Have you lost anything?"—she said, "No—I said, "See if you have lost a purse"—she said, "My purse is gone"—I handed Hoddinott to Fitzgerald, and seized Berry, who dropped this purse from his hand, which was still in his pocket—it must have fallen through a hole in the pocket—I showed the inspector and other officers at the station the hole in the pocket—at the Police-court, twenty hours after
<lb/>wards, the hole was stitched up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Berry would have been searched—I think the hole has been stitched up since his arrest. (
<hi rend="italic">Berry took off his coat, and it was landed to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-769-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BERRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in July</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">at Winchester, in the name of George Gregory, and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HODDINOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to one at Clerkenwell Sessions in August</hi>, 1894,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of William Rook. About thirty convictions were proved against Berry, including one sentence of Twenty Years' Penal Servitude. Five other convictions were proved ayainst Hoddinott including two sentences of Five and Seven Years' Penal Servitude respectively.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COX</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated; that after he had given evidence some seven weeks since in a case at Southwark Police-court lie was threatened by certain men; that Hoddinott overhard the threats, and warned and followed him, and twice interposed when he was attacked by the men wit's knives, and pre
<lb/>vented his being seriously injured.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BERRY</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HODDINOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 2'
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS TILLETT</hi> (41)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on September</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875,
<hi rend="italic">of stealing</hi>£200.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi> 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wright.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-135" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon at Her Majesty's Prison, Holloway—the prisoner has been under my care since he has been in prison—I have not been able to detect any insanity in him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know the facts of this case—it would be possible for a man having gone on well for a time to become insane—I first saw the prisoner on the evening of September 2nd, and he appeared very de
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-143" type="given" value="ARTHUK"/>ARTHUK SHELDRICK</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 74, Templeton Road, South Tottenham—I was walking up Stamford Hill, and saw a crowd outside a coffee-house, and the prisoner and a woman quarrelling—all I heard was the prisoner said he bought the revolver for her when he pulled it out of his pocket—he pushed her down with his hand—they walked away together—I followed them—the prisoner said, "Who are you following?"—I never answered; but walked across the road—the prisoner asked a man if he was following, and gave him a drink—they walked up Stamford Hill, and started quarrelling again, when the prisoner pulled the revolver out and shot her—he aimed at her head; she was six or eight feet from him, sideways.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MAJOR</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to a pawnbroker, at 35, Gray's Inn Road—on September loch this revolver, or one exactly like it, was pawned with me for 2s. in the name of Bailey—I believe it was the prisoner—it was taken out by the same man the next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-145" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SAUNDERS</persName> </hi> (523
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I was on duty on Stamford Hill on September 11th, about three p.m., when the prisoner produced this revol
<lb/>ver from his coat, and said he had shot a woman on the opposite side of the road, pointing to the prosecutrix, and that he wished to give himself into custody—I took him across the road to the prosecutrix, who said, "He has just shot me in the ear, but I do not wish to give him into custody"—I told him he would have to go the Police-station—another constable took the prosecutrix, who was seen by the divisional surgeon—the prisoner was charged—he said, "I did not mean to do her any harm," and, pointing to Sheldrick, "That is the accuser. What he says is wrong. I only pointed at her hat. She tried to poison me three times this week with poisoned herrings"—he had been drinking, but was not drunk—I looked at the revolver—it was seven-chambered—one cartridge had recently been discharged—the other six chambers were fully loaded—one cartridge was in his pocket, where I also found this hammer—I also found the blade of a knife, a cap and a tobacco-box, and £1 Us. in silver and 4d. bronze—the money was returned to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-146" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST GRIGSBY</persName> </hi> (75
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I was in charge of the station when the prisoner was brought in—I afterwards searched his lodgings—in the kitchen I found these three ball cartridges, which fit this revolver—when brought to the station he said it was not his intent to murder her—after he was charged he said, "I did not mean to do her any harm;
<hi rend="italic">that</hi> man (pointing to Sheldrick) is the accuser. What he says is wrong I only tried to knock her hat off. She tried to poison me three times this week with poisoned herrings."</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-147" type="given" value="CHARLES HOWARD"/>CHARLES HOWARD JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon—I also practise at 11, Stoke Kewington Road—on September 11th I was sent to Stoke Newington Police-station, and saw the prosecutrix—she was suffering from a shot-wound in the ear—the shot had entered the lobe of the ear—it went inside the ear, and got lodged inside the face-bone—I sent her to the German Hospital—they wanted to take her in, but she would not go in, and she went to the University Hospital, where she was admitted</p>
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<p>—she appeared to have been shot from behind—the bullet is there still—it might have been a dangerous wound—she has recovered—I do not trunk any serious consequences will ensue—the pistol must have been aimed at her head—if aimed at her hat the wound would have been upward, but it was straight practically.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was</hi>: "The woman knows herself I did not mean to shoot her."</p>
<hi rend="italic">His defence was that he never intended to hurt the woman; that he pawned the revolver and his saw to get bread for her children; but she tried to poison him four times in one week.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. SCOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was directed to inquire into the prisoner'S sanity, bearing in mind the evidence, his statement in defence, and past history</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-773-18961019 t18961019-773-punishment-38"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-152" type="given" value="DINAH"/>DINAH ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 35, Approach Road, Victoria Park—on October 12th I wrote a letter to my mother, and enclosed in it two tickets for the Paragon Theatre of Varieties—
<hi rend="italic">this</hi> is the envelope, and
<hi rend="italic">this</hi> is one of the tickets (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has been not quite twelve years in the Post-office first he was telegraph boy for four years, and he has been a sorter—he has been on the round for five years—I had no ground for suspecting him no letters had been missed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-154" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE COHEN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Isaac Cohen, of Stoney Lane, Hounds-ditch, on October 12th, about 3.15, I saw the prisoner in the w.c. in his postman's uniform—there are two doors to it—he was there twenty minutes—he had no coat or waistcoat on when he came out, but I could see he was a postman—when he had gone I went in and found some letters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> One letter had been opened and torn up—I cannot say whether he was the worse for drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-155" type="given" value="ANNA"/>ANNA ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 32, King's Block, Stoney Lane, Hounsditch, where this w.c. is—on October 12th I saw the porter look in the pan and pick this letter out, which is addressed to me—it had not been delivered to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-156" type="given" value="MATHEW"/>MATHEW MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a constable attached to the Poet-office—on October 12th I Raw the prisoner at the East District Office, searched him, and found a ticket in his breast pocket—he was given into my custody and charged with stealing the letter—he said, "I wish to speak the truth; I must have left the letters on the seat; I had been drinking during the day, and I do not know how the ticket got into my pocket."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He will soon be entitled to a stripe, which means extra pay.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I had been drinking on the afternoon in question, and felt something wrong, and went into the w.c. and left my letters; I don't know how the ticket came into my pocket."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-157" type="given" value="MINNIE"/>MINNIE KEMPSHAW</persName> </hi>. I am a waitress at, Richardson's Coffee Rooms, 186, High Street, Whiteachapel—I know the prisoner as a postman—he came there on October 12th, about two o'clock, not in a sober state—he had some tea there, and I told him he had better have a sleep—he did not appear better after that, but about the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-160" type="given" value="EDWARD HAURY"/>EDWARD HAURY CHANDLER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Thomas Osborne and Son, of Thames Street—on October 12th I enclosed this cheque for—12 9s. 10d. in a letter addressed to Messrs Dottridge, and handed it to a junior clerk to post.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-161" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR OSBORNE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Thomas Osborne and Son—on October 12th I received a letter from the last witness, addressed to Messrs. Dottridge, City Road—I posted it at 6 p.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-162" type="given" value="WALTER MILTON"/>WALTER MILTON WARD</persName> </hi>. I am overseer of the northern district post-office—the prisoner was employed there as auxiliary postman—on October 12th he came on duty from 8 to 9 p.m.—he had access to this letter, it would not be in his round, but he would be in the office while they were being sorted, and he would have the opportunity of abstracting one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> This letter would not be on your delivery—your duty was to assist two other men on a walk—Islington Green was on your round, but this letter was not on that round.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Dodderidge Bros.—my duty is re
<lb/>ceiving and opening letters between six and nine o'clock; all letters for the firm between those hours pass through my hands—I did not receive this cheque.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-164" type="given" value="SAMUEL JOHN"/>SAMUEL JOHN HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the General Post Office—a letter posted at the Billingsgate office ought to reach the Northern office at 7.29—I told the prisoner the letter had been posted, and I thought he had obtained the cheque from it; he said, "That is wrong."</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WATERLOW</persName> </hi>. I am a clothier, of Camden Street, Islington—on October 13th, about 11.30 a.m., the prisoner touched a coat at my door; I went to him, and told him that it was rather too large, but I had one</p>
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<p>inside, which would fit him—the price was 32s. 6d.—he said he had not sufficient money; would I cash a cheque—I said that I had not sufficient cash, but I would let him know in two hours—he said he would come back at four o'clock; he endorsed the cheque in my shop—I went to the bank in Abchurch Lane; made inquiries; went to Mr. Dottridge's and then returned to my shop with Mr. Dottridge, and found the prisoner there—I said, "What can I do for you; you are the young man for the change?"—Mr. Dottridge asked him where he found the cheque; he said, "On Islington Green."</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DOTTRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Dottridge Brothers, of Dorset Works, City Road—on October 13th Mr. Waterlow came and showed me a cheque payable to my firm—this endorsement is not ours—in consequence of what Waterlow said I went with him to the station, and then to his shop, and saw the prisoner, and asked him how he came by the cheque—he said he found it on Islington Green—I asked him whose endorsement it was; he said his.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On October 13th I was called to Camden Street, and saw the prisoner; I told him I should take him for forging an endorsement on a cheque, in order to obtain the money—he said, "I found this cheque in Upper Street, and put the name on the back"—on passing an urinal he said, "There is where I found the cheque"—he was taken to the station; I searched him, and found£2 in gold, and some silver and bronze and other articles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I did not steal the post-letter; I found the cheque in the mariner detailed by the police sergeant."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> There is no evidence connecting me with stealing the letter; it did not belong to my delivery at all, I found the cheque in the urinal; there was no letter with it; it was simply lying on the floor, and I picked it up, I had never had a cheque before, and I did not know what it was, and it was at Mr. Waterlow's suggestion that I wrote my name on the back of it; he said he would get it changed, I had no money then; I went home and got the money, and when I went back he would not give me the cheque or the change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-776-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wright.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-170" type="given" value="ELLEX"/>ELLEX FINNEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Boyd Finney, an inspector, since retired—the prisoner married my deceased daughter; they were married on August 14th; she was then nineteen—she lived with the prisoner till August Bank Holiday this year—she then left him, and came to live with me at Little Cross Street, Islington-some time after that a summons was taken for maintenance—before that came on for hearing the prisoner came to see me; that was on the Saturday before the 17th—</p>
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<p>I then said, "Well, Ernie, don't you think we can settle this without going into Court?"—he said, "I think, Mrs. Finney, it had better go through, although I think quite as much of Beatty; I am very fond of her, but I think I must let it go through"—on the 17th the summons was adjourned for a week—the prisoner came to me on Friday, the 18th, to see Die and my daughter; I saw him come in—he saw my daughter in a room alone—they were quarrelling—he stayed there till late in the evening—they afterwards went out that evening together—he said, "Beatty won't be long; she shall only come to the corner with me"—they did not return that night; he brought her home in the morning in a cab, and he remained till the evening; they were then on perfectly good terms—on the Monday evening he came again; they had some words that evening—he went away that evening, and she slept at my house—on the Tuesday she wrote a letter to him; it said, "Come early this evening keep sober"—he came just as she posted the letter, in the afternoon about four, and they went out and bought a pair of boots, and came back—they were on friendly terms—I think they stayed at my house together that night, but I am not positive—the summons was returnable on the 24th, and my daughter did not appear in support of the summons; she did not intend to; the prisoner breakfasted at my house with her about nine, and then went away—when he was going she said, rather coolly, "What time shall we see you again"—he said, "dome time in the afternoon or evening"—he did not come back that day; she walked up and down in front of the house till about half-past ten, and then she went for him—I went to bed, leaving her upstairs in the sitting-room—afterwards she was out again—I afterwards heard them on the steps; they were having very high words; I could not tell the words—then they came in
<lb/>doors, and went straight upstairs to the back bedroom, and they quar
<lb/>relled very much—I heard her say, "You can keep up your 12s. 6d. till after that, I don't want anything to do with you whatever; no
<lb/>thing more"—I went out of the room—I came down three or four times as far as their room; it was underneath mine—I said, "Ernie, what are you going to do; had you not better go and finish your time at your club?" that was, I think, after one o'clock; the first time I went into their room she was not undressed, she was standing in the room, and he was stand
<lb/>ing there, too; she was telling him to go; she wanted nothing more to do with him—he said to me, "I have been to the club, Mrs. Finney, and I saw Beatty come in
<hi rend="italic">boosed</hi>"—I said, "It isn't possible, Ernie; she didn't go out from here till past eleven the first time; it must be your fancy"—he said, "She said she went in after a
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>"—I said, "She must have said that to annoy you; she went after you"—I stayed there about ten minutes, and left them still arguing—I heard some very high words in
<lb/>deed, and then I heard a pistol-shot—I then ran downstairs; I couldn't hear the words—I saw my daughter lying on the floor, between the fireplace and the bed—she said, "Oh, mother, Ernie has shot me"—I said to him, "What have you done?"—he said some thing about Aggravation, and said, "What have I done?"—I said, "Where are the blank cartridges?"—he said, "Oh, what have I done? I wouldn't hurt a hurt of her head!"—I said, "You see you have shot her?"—he screamed, and said, "Oh, Mrs. Finnsy, I wouldn't hurt a hair of that woman's head! I haven't shot her, have I?"—at this time he</p>
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<p>had a revolver in his hand; I think in his right hand; I couldn't tell exactly—I then went and called my husband, and he came and took the revolver out of his hand—the prisoner said, "What can I do?"—I said, "Go and tell Dr. Mavor you have shot your wife"—he went off directly for the doctor—my daughter was removed to the hospital the same night, and she died on the 29th—after the prisoner was arrested I went and saw him at Holloway—I afterwards received this letter from him (it is in his handwriting), and also these other letters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have heard of the Dramatic Club for years, but I don't know anything particular about it; it is within about three minutes' walk of my house—the prisoner was engaged to my daughter about eighteen months before he married her—she was very desirous of earning her own living, and went out as a barmaid—she remained there about a fortnight, and rather than she should remain there he allowed her 13s. a week for twelve months—he was very much attached to her—after the marriage they went and lived at Mrs. Danford's, 250, Essex Road—I visited them there very often—they had one child, born in the early part of this year—my daughter was somewhat quick-tempered—their married life was not a very happy one—after leaving Essex Road they went to Mrs. Bishop's, 1, Florence Street—they were living there at the time a separation was agreed upon—while at Mrs. Bishop's I saw the prisoner with a black eye, and his forehead cut, caused by my daughter; that was through his stopping out late; it was caused by a ring, I think; she did not strike him with the ring—I don't know that Mrs. Danford gave them notice to leave on account of violence and rows—she told me that she had slapped his face, and thrown ornaments at him; I have seen him with a black eye—at his marriage his father set him up in business in a gold beater's shop; he was then only twenty—I have a daughter who lived at St. John's Wood, separated from her husband; she has not been living with a man named Kemp; she lodged in his house; I think he was the land-lord—I have heard that Kemp was tried and convicted here recently of stealing jewellery, and that he got five years; I do not know that the money my daughter got from the prisoner was for my other daughter at St. John's Wood; I know she tried to borrow it, but she did not get it—the first money was paid; it was for the second time—I know that the prisoner very strongly objected to Beatty having anything to do with her sister at St. John's Wood, and desired her not to associate with her—when she did go there I told him she had gone to Wood ford, but I advised her to tell her husband the whole truth as to where she had been—I know that he told her not to go to this Dramatic Club; he told me he did; he did not think it a place for respectable persons to go to—he has told me that he very strongly objected to Beatty drinking anything—she used to take a drop occasionally, a little; nothing particular—on Thursday, September 17th, when he called there was a quarrel; on the Friday, the day after the summons was adjourned, there was a thorough reconciliation, and they slept together at the Cosmopolitan Hotel as man and wife, and on the 20th the friendly terms continued, and my daughter slept at homo, and he went home to his lodging—on Monday, the 21st, there was a quarrel because some person had told her that they had seen her husband at the club with a woman; on the 22nd there was a reconciliation—when I heard the pistol</p>
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<p>fired on the 24th I think it must have been a full hour after I heard them quarrelling on the doorstep—up to a minute or two before the shot I heard loud and angry words—I only heard one shot—my first impression was that it was a blank cartridge—she told me she had been shot, but I did not see any blood—when she said, "He has shot me," he seemed quite thunder-struck and surprised; he said, "What have I done?"—the door must have been open, for I rushed in—when my daughter told him that she did not want his 12s. 6d., she said "You have deceived me; you have been with Carter. I will have nothing more to do with you. Go back to Carter again"—he used to lodge in the same house as we did, 250, Essex Road—she did not like Carter because she thought he was a bad adviser to the prisoner—I know that when my daughter was in a temper she has taken off her wedding-ring and thrown it away, and the prisoner bought her a second one—on several occasions she has come home to stop with me, and he invariably called and begged her to return—when she went to the club to look for him he said she had been to look after somebody else.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I don't know that I was present when she took off her wedding-ring and threw it away; I heard it from her—on the night of the 24th I saw no indication of her having been drinking—she was not in the habit of drinking—the prisoner had been a teetotaler for a long tame; once in a way I have seen him take drink—I did not know much about him in August and September.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-171" type="given" value="JAMES BOYD"/>JAMES BOYD FINNEY</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—on the early morning of Friday, September 25th, I had gone to bed before my wife; I was not in very good health; something woke me up; it sounded to me like the slamming of a door; I heard it four or five times; then my wife called me—I slipped on my things and went downstairs—from what my wife said I pushed the door open, and saw the prisoner standing against the foot of the bed, with a revolver in his hand; he was holding it down at his side; I caught hold of him with one hand and took the revolver from him, and slipped it into my pocket—after that he ran out and fetched a doctor—I did not know that he fetched one; I fetched Dr. Mayberry—the sounds I had heard were very quick ones; in as quick suc
<lb/>cession as could be—the doctors came and the police—I gave the revolver, to a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner appeared fearfully distressed and upset.</p>
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<persName id="t18961019-name-172" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-172" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CARTER</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, and live at 250, Essex Road—I have known the prisoner some two years—he and his wife lodged at 250 after their marriage; they remained there up to the beginning of August, and then left—after that I saw the prisoner occasionally—after his home was broken up he came to stay the night with me—he came and called for me on Thursday, September 24th, at about nine, and I was in his company up to twelve o'clock—we went home to 250, and it was his intention to stay the night with me—he complained of feeling worried, tired, and miserable—he started undressing to go to bed; he was going down below before coming to bed—I said, "You will come back, won't you?"—he said, "Yes, I shall be glad to come to bed"—that was about a quarter past twelve—he did not return, and I did not see him again till after he was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> In addition to complaining, he said that his head felt</p>
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<p>very bad—he seemed very excited—I knew him; it the time of his marriage—I lodged in the same house with him and his wife at Mrs. Dan
<lb/>ford's; I have been there two years and three months; they were there for about ten months—the deceased was very violent and aggressive—I have heard her threaten and strike him on many occasions—I have seen her strike him two or three times—on one occasion when he was home late I saw her knock him down the steps and follow him down the street—I have known her smash a lot of crockery when in a temper—they con
<lb/>tinually quarrelled—he was very kind to her, and continually forgave her for the violence she has used, and has expressed himself as very much attached to her—I know that he carried a revolver to protect himself, as he was the habit of carrying valuable property—he used to carry a life-preserver, but six or seven months ago he told me he should get something better, because a man had been found in the house where we were lodging, and he thought this man had come to rob him—the man was found in the garden, and I flung him out; he pretended to be drunk—the whole time I have known the prisoner he has borne the character of a quiet, respectable young man, but a more miserable life I never saw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was in September, I think, when this violence on her part occurred—the breaking of the crockery was in July—they separated about August 3rd; the purchase of the revolver was about that time I believe—I was not at all unfriendly with his wife; we would just pass the time of day, "Good morning, "and so on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-173" type="given" value="HERMAN"/>HERMAN DEMSOAL</persName> </hi>. I am hall-porter at the Dramatic Club, 133, Upper Street, Islington—I have seen the prisoner at the club three or four times—on Friday, 25th, he left the club between one and two a.m. with a young woman who had called for him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-174" type="given" value="PAUL"/>PAUL FRANZ</persName> </hi>. I am the proprietor of the Dramatic Club—the prisoner has been a member since September 4th—I remember his wife coming on the night of September 25th—I asked her inside to see if her friend was there—when I went with her into the club the prisoner was there—he did not see me; he was sitting with his back to the door—she left after being there about a minute.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Members of the club pay half-a-crown a quarter—I have no licence to sell spirits and wines which I sell to members—there are 500 members—no women, but women come in with members—we keep open as late as three or four a.m.—very seldom till five a.m.—singing and dancing take place amongst the members—women come in if respectable—there is a committee—women are admitted without being with members—the police have not visited the dub openly—the Excise have visited it—I have been convicted four times—women of the town do not call and ask for men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-175" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COLLETTE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector N</hi>). On September 25th I was called to 17, Little Cross Street about 2.40 a.m.—just as I got there the prisoner rushed in and upstairs to his wife, saying, "Oh! oh! I have been to the doctor"—I followed into the back bedroom on the first floor, where I saw the deceased—I asked her what had occurred—she said, "He has done it; he shot me"—I arrested the prisoner, and sent him to the station—I conveyed the deceased to the hospital—in consequence of her state, and what Dr. Clarke told me, I sent for the prisoner to the hospital</p>
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<p>and told him, in his wife's presence, I was going to take her statement on oath—the statement was made, and read over to the deceased—she put her mark to it. (
<hi rend="italic">This statement was objected to, and not admitted</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was greatly upset and distressed—when the deceased made the statement he leaned over her and kissed her—
<hi rend="italic">this</hi> is the revolver—I searched the prisoner at the hospital—he had a his or revolver pocket—the revolver is Belgian make, is self-cocking, the chambers had four discharged cartridges and one un discharged—I searched the room about six the same morning—I did not trace the track of any bullet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I found on the prisoner the letters which have been produced.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-176" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST SOLHURST</persName> </hi> (465
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I received the prisoner from the last wit
<lb/>ness—I took him to the station—on the way he said, "She aggravated me to the last minute. She came up to the club boosed. Shall I see her again?"</p>
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<persName id="t18961019-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18961019-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM GLADSTONE"/>WILLIAM GLADSTONE CLARKE</persName> </hi>. On September 25th I was house sur
<lb/>geon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—the deceased was brought into the hospital between three and four a.m.—she was in a state of collapse from bullet wounds—she remained in the hospital until she died, on September 29th—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination of the body—I found five wounds caused by bullets—three were caused by bullets entering the body, and two by bullets leaving the body—one wound was on the left arm above the elbow, one in the left thigh, just below the groin—the other three wounds passed through the body, one being in the upper part of the abdomen, nearly in the middle line, wounding the stomach; two were in the intestines, and a bullet was actually found in the muscles of the back—the wound in the abdomen was the cause of death—I saw the bullet and the revolver; they seemed to correspond—I saw her clothing, but did not examine it till it was shown me at the inquest—I saw mark of scorching; that would be caused by these shots being fired close to her—they corresponded with the position of the wounds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The wounds on the arm and thigh were insignificant.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-178" type="given" value="HORACE MANSFIELD"/>HORACE MANSFIELD AVORY</persName> </hi>. I am a doctor, and practise at 2, Upper Street, Islington—I was known to the prisoner and his wife—the prisoner came to me in the early morning of September 25th; he said, "Come at once; I have shot her"—I said, "You must be a silly fellow to do such a foolish thing"—I asked him how his case had gone—he said, "It came on yesterday"—that referred to the separation—I went and saw the woman at the house, on the first floor—I examined her, and found bullet marks—the prisoner came into the room—I stayed till the woman was removed to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They did not agree very well together—I thought the prisoner was a well-disposed young man—it had been raining all the evening, and was raining when the prisoner came in—he looked almost out of his mind—he appeared greatly distressed, he had no hat on—he gave me the message, and ran back to his wife—he was in a state of extreme anxiety.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By permission of the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">the charge of Manslaughter was taken.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">to Manslaughter, and in the. hearing of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Friday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1896.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-183" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SAVAGE</persName> </hi>. I am independent, and live at Weybridge—at the end of July I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Standard</hi> of the sale of a horse, in consequence of which I went to Stanhope Street, Euston Road, and saw the prisoner, who sold me the horse for £15—I said that I had not got the money at the time, but would write him a cheque for £15, and send the cash next day if he would return the cheque—he asked me to leave the cheque open as he had no banking account, but I would not do so—he was to hold the cheque till he got the money—next day I gave a man, named Smith, three £5 notes in an envelope, and he came back with the cob—he did not tell me what Sheen had said or done—the next time I heard of the cheque it was in Mr. Willis's hands, and I am now being sued upon it—the prisoner had no authority to part with it—I had not said anything to him about stopping it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have bought several horses before, and know some
<lb/>thing of the value of them—sometimes I sell them again—I have three now, and I have sold four or five—I do not deal in horses—Sheen asked me £50 for the horse, and I offered £15—£30 was not mentioned—we were an hour and a-half bargaining—I did not stop the cheque till three days afterwards—it came back marked "N.S."—I told him that there was not sufficient to meet it when I gave it to him, and that he was not to present it—he wrote to me about the cheque—I gave the letter to my solicitor—Smith is a livery stable keeper in Baker Street Mews, within two miles—nothing was said about 5s. being given to the man who took the horse away, but they generally ask for luck money—I do not know whether he got 5s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I parted with 5s. on Monday—the horse was a cob, about fourteen hands, and after trying it at riding and driving I offered £15 for it, and he took it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-184" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a jobmaster, of 9, Baker's Mews—on August 3rd I got instructions from Mr. Savage and three £5 notes—I went to the prisoner about 2.30 p.m., and asked for the cob for Mr. Savage and the cheque—he said, "Never mind that, I will send that back; it will be all right"—I asked him for a receipt for the money—he said, "Never mind about a receipt; you have got the horse and I have got the money"—I took the horse away, and communicated with Mr. Savage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have bought and sold horses—I did not think it anything unusual not getting the receipt—he said he would send the cheque</p>
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<p>by post—I was there a quarter of an hour; I had no refreshment with him—a good-natured man would give the purchaser's groom a trifle—I did not receive a letter from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had no incidental expenses—I did not receive 5s.—I paid a shilling or two out of my own pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-185" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Jolly Farmers—the prisoner used my house occasionally—on August 4th he came in the morning and showed me this cheque for £15; it had an indorsement on it—he said, "Oh, governor, I want you to do me a favour"—I said, "What is it?"—he said, "I want you to cash me this cheque for £15"—I said, "I cannot do it now"—he said, "I don't want it all now; give me £5, and the remainder when it comes back"—I said, "Who is Mr. Savage?"—he said, "He is a stock-broker; I have had £30 for a cob; I have had £15, and this is for the balance"—I gave him £5, and paid the cheque into my bank that afternoon—he came again, and asked if the cheque had come in—I said, "No"—he wanted £1 or £2 more, which I did not let him have—the cheque came back marked "N.S."—I showed it to him when he came again; he expressed great surprise that Mr. Savage should allow the cheque to come back—I asked him Mr. Savage's address—he said that he had not been able to find it out, and I got it from my bankers—when I parted with my money I had no idea that the cheque was not a negotiable instrument.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He showed me a letter from a man named Smith, of Portman Mews, who stated that he did not know the address.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-188" type="given" value="CHRISTINA MARY"/>CHRISTINA MARY BOOTLE</persName> </hi>. I live with my parents at Byfleet—on August 23th I saw my mother write a letter addressed to Mr. F. C. Russell—she gave it to me, and I put into it an order for 10s., and another for 3s., which I filled in "F. C. Russell," took the numbers of them, put them in the envelope, fastened it up, and posted it between five and six p.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-189" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LEDDRA</persName> </hi>. I am supervisor at the W.C. district office—Thomas Goadby was employed there as postman—a letter posted at Byfleet would arrive at the office at midnight and would be delivered at 6.30 a.m.—Thomas Goadby was on duty at one a.m., and would have access to that letter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-190" type="given" value="SIDNEY HERBERT"/>SIDNEY HERBERT POULSON</persName> </hi>. I am senior clerk to Mr. Russell, of Woburn House—it is my duty to open his letters, and any postal orders in them would pass through my hands—these orders never passed through my hands—Mr. Lake and Miss Cameron also open letters.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-191" type="given" value="HENRY TIMOTHY"/>HENRY TIMOTHY LAKE</persName> </hi>. I am in Mr. Russell's employ—it is part of my duty to open letters; these orders never passed through my hands.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-192" type="given" value="FLORA ANNIE"/>FLORA ANNIE CAMERON</persName> </hi>. I am in Mr. Russell's employ—it is part of my duty to open letters addressed to him—these two orders never passed through my hands.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-193" type="given" value="ALFRED AUGUSTUS"/>ALFRED AUGUSTUS BALL</persName> </hi>. I am sub-postmaster at Beresford Street, Camberwell; I know the younger prisoner as being employed in the Post-office; he presented these orders to me and said, "Will you change these for Mr. Bassett?"—they were in thick ink—I cashed them for him, and marked them that I might know them again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by A. W. Goadby.</hi> I knew your name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-194" type="given" value="JOSEPH GEORGE"/>JOSEPH GEORGE STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am in the secretary's office of the General Post-office—I was instructed to make inquiries respecting the loss of Mr. Russell's letters, and suspicion fell upon the two prisoners—I showed the younger prisoner the 10s. order, and said, "This order was enclosed in a letter to Mr. Russell, of Woburn Square, and you have been identified as the person presenting it"—he said, "I have never seen it; but now you have shown it I believe my brother stole it"—I saw the brother, and said, "Do you recollect this order now?"—he said, "Yes, I told a lie about it just now; my brother
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> gave it to me, and said, "You might take them to the Post-office for me'; I took them to the Beresford office, and received them, and gave the money to my brother"—I saw Thomas, and said, "A large number of letters have been stolen while you were on duty, and sundry orders have been cashed at an office near here; what do you know about them?"—he said, "I know nothing about them"—I said, "Your brother has been identified as cashing them; what have you to say?"—he said nothing—I said, "You have been betting; who pays when you win?"—he said, "I have always lost; I had it given me by a bookmaker, and another with it"—I said, "When did he give it you?"—he said, "About two o'clock on the day it was changed"—I said, "Who wrote on the orders?"—he said, "They were like that when he gave them to me"—I said, "Who is the man?"—he said, "I don't know; I have seen him once or twice in the street."</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-name-195" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HURST</persName> </hi>. I am a constable attached to the General Post-office; the prisoners live very near each other, and about 100 yards from the Beresford Street Office—Mr. Stephenson gave them in custody; they made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Thomas Goodly says</hi>, "I am innocent; a friend asked me if I would do it for him; I do not know any bookmakers myself; he asked me if I should accept two orders; I said, 'Yes,' and put them in my pocket; it was Saturday afternoon at 1.30 my brother came round, and I asked him to cash them for me; he knew nothing about them; I am sorry to say I have no friends."
<hi rend="italic">A. W. Goadby says</hi>, "My brother gave me the two orders; I did not know they were stolen, otherwise I should not have gone to change them where I was known."</p>
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<interp inst="t18961019-780-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">recommended</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to mercy, thinking he acted under his brother.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS GOADDY</hi>
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