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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers in the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-3" type="given" value="ROLLS"/>ROLLS CHAMBERS</persName>, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-4" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ., Q.C.,</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, January 11th, 1897, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-5" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-7" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-8" 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="t18970111-name-11" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-12" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-13" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANK PRATT ALLISTON</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="t18970111-name-14" 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 CLARENCK HALSE</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">PHILLIPS, MAYOR. THIRD SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ADJOURNED CASE</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">The case of the Queen</hi> v.
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-15" type="given" value="MARIA SELINA ELIZABETH"/>Maria Selina Elizabeth Scott</persName> (Lady Scott),
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-16" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Cockerton</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-18" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Aylott</persName>, adjourned from December</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896,
<hi rend="italic">owing to the illness of the Defendant Kast, was resumed on Monday, January</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897,
<hi rend="italic">when it was proved that Kast was died in prison in the interval. At the close of the case for the Prosecution, after</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWSON WALTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL HALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">had opened the cote for the Defendants</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE HAWKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that Kast's statements could not be used as evidence. Counsel for the Defendants, upon that ruling, stated that, as they could not prove all the allegations in the plea of justifi
<lb/>cation, owing to the exclusion of Kast's evidence, the Defendants would with draw the justification, and plead guilty to publication.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR FRANK LOCK
<hi rend="italic">accepted a suggestion of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE HAWKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">that the plea of justification should be amended by striking out all the allegations with regard to Kast, but Counsel for the Defendants did not consent to that course, as the Counts relating to Kast would still remain, and as, in their opinion, Kast's evidence contained strong corroboration of the case of the ether Defendants. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">thereupon returned a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and the Defendants were sentenced to Eight Months' Imprisonment each.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970111-109-offence-1 t18970111-name-20"/>Elizabeth Deverill</persName>, during the lifetime of his wife.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-21" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GRITTON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Consular department of the Foreign Office—I produce the original register of marriages which took place at the British Legation at Brussels, in 1878—I find an entry on October 24th, 1878, of a marriage between Thomas Haydon, bachelor, a native of Romford, and Marie Hoyez, spinster, solemnised by the Rev. J. C. Jenkins, at Her Britannic Majesty's Legation in Brussels—the signatures of the parties appear; it was a lawful marriage—this certifi
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<p>Doctors' Commons—there is a statement signed by Haydon—I have made no inquiries at the Legation at Brussels about any marriage lines lying there; I believe Mr. Williamson has done so—I know nothing of any marriage lines at Romford.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-22" type="given" value="THERESE"/>THERESE HAYDON</persName> </hi>. I am sixteen, and live with my mother at 6, Rue Bayard, Brussels—the prisoner is my father—I know his and my mother's writing—the signature, "Thomas Haydon," in this book is my father's, and "Marie Hoyez" my mother's writing—the signature, "Charles Hoyez," below, is that of my grandfather; he is very old, and unable to travel—I remember the prisoner before I went to England, when I was four and a-half years old—we lived in France then, I think—he lived with us then, from what I remember—I could not say if I saw him very often—I re
<lb/>member coming with my mother and the other children to England, and going into the Romford Workhouse—I don't think I saw my father directly after I went there, but I saw him there during the time—I lived in the workhouse till 1890, when I went back with my mother and the other children to Belgium—I did not see my father after I got back there in 1890 till 1895—in 1895 my mother was with me when my father came, and he saw mother—this letter, which is in my father's writing, was sent on to me by my mother. (
<hi rend="italic">This, dated July 18th 1895, from Sidney Road, Stockwell, acknowledged the receipt of a letter, stated that he was still suffer
<lb/>ing with his hand, and was signed</hi>, "
<hi rend="italic">Your affectionate husband and father, Thomas Haydon".</hi>) This draft telegram is in my father's writing; on it is written my grandfather's address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not meet you on going to Bel
<lb/>gium in 1890—after leaving Romford I next saw you two years ago, at the end of 1894—no one but you told me that you had married my aunt Therese previous to marrying my mother.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-23" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the Guardians of the Romford Union—I first saw the prisoner, from my record, on October 19th, 1886, at the Romford Union—he was in the union for some time, and in the following April he asked to leave to make a home for his wife and family, who had tome into our union on November 6th, under a friendly order from the Dover Union, where, it was said, they had been deserted—another child was born at the workhouse on November 19th—the prisoner recognised his wife and children on their arrival; they had an interview—in April, 1887, the prisoner attended before the board, and asked permission to leave, with a view, he stated, of making a home for his wife and family—he made certain statements as to his connections in town, and, believing his statements to be genuine, he was allowed to leave—I saw no more of the prisoner till 1894, though I heard of him—in the meantime, in 1890, a letter came for Mrs. Haydon from Belgium, and, in consequence, she and her children were allowed to leave the workhouse, and assisted to go abroad to Belgium.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never heard that you had married Therese Hoyez till I went to the Police-court; I did not hear of your banns having been published in Romford—it was rather unusual for you to be allowed to leave the workhouse—from inquiries I made, I volunteered a statement to the board that they had done wrong, and that they would probably never hear of you again—I heard of you during the two years your wife</p>
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<p>and children were left at the union; I heard you were at the Paris Exhibition.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am also the Registrar of Births, Marriages, and Deaths; I could not find any notice being given of any such banns, or anything—notice of banns would not be given to the registrar's office; they would be giyen to the church clerk, and published in church—I should not neces
<lb/>sarily have any notice if the marriage was by banns—I never heard of banns published at a registrar's office in England in view of a marriage abroad; from information furnished by Mrs. Haydon, we made inquiries to satisfy ourselve—I have made inquiries, and am satisfied, so far as I can be, that it is not true that the prisoner ever married her sister.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-24" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLOVER</persName> </hi> (191
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I am assistant gaoler At North London Police Court—on December 5th, when the prisoner was in custody, I saw him write this document and endeavour to hand it to his brother—I stopped it, and took possession of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not hand it to me and ask if it could be handed to your brother—I took it at the wicket of the cell door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-25" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DEVERILL</persName> </hi>. I live at Clifton Road, Shefford, Bedfordshire—I first met the prisoner there—I married him on May 6th, 1891, at Trinity Church, Upper Tooting—I knew him six months before I married him—he said he was a widower—this is the certificate—he described himself as a foreign agent—he professed to be travelling with the latest patent in gas burners—after our marriage we lived at Tooting, and then at Shefford—before that we travelled in France, and lived in Guernsey for a year—I last saw the prisoner in October, 1894, when he said he was going to France—I did not hear from him after that—there were three children of the marriage—when I married him I had about £800; he lived a good deal on that money; none of it is left now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We travelled through France, and visited various places in France, Belgium, and Switzerland during about four months—we took apartments in Guernsey about eight months after our marriage, till I was delivered of my baby—I was married on May 6th, and my child was born on December 9th—it was a full-grown child—after that I wished you to take an eight-roomed house in Victoria Road, Guernsey—we furnished it completely—about September I wished to return to England, and the whole of the furniture was sold by auction—I had a bank book, and signed all the cheques—you were not unkind to me—we came to England; I had taken a six-roomed house in Tooting, which I furnished—after that you wished me to go to Sandown, and take a small house there, so as to have my own native air—I did not leave you with the two children—you have not seen my third child; it was born in January, 1895, and you left me in October, 1894—we were together for about three and a-quarter years—you were always kind to me—when you courted me I was living with my mother in Bedfordshire; you came there on a visit to see another lady.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective N</hi>). On November 19th I took the prisoner into custody at this Court, on his being discharged on recognizances—I told him he would be charged with bigamy—he said, "The first marriage was illegal"—at the station, in answer to the charge, he said, "I am innocent"—I was present at this Court on December 17th last, when this case was commenced, and the Jury discharged from giving a verdict—the</p>
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<p>prisoner then gave Inspector Nairn and me some information, which was written down and signed by the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-27" type="given" value="FREDERICK JAMES"/>FREDERICK JAMES WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi>. I am in the Solicitors' Department of the Treasury, and had charge of this case—after the Jury were discharged last Session, the statement given by the prisoner to Nairn was put into my hands, and in consequence of an undertaking that inquiries should be made, I went to Belgium and made inquiries with reference to the matters contained in the statement, with a view of discovering whether there had been a marriage between the prisoner and Therese Hoyez at the place mentioned by the prisoner, and as to the date of Therese Hoyez's death—I procured this certificate of her death; she died on April 11th, 1878—I received it from Mr. Adams, the Charge d'Affaires at the British Legation at Brussels; he has certified it on the back, in consequence of my request.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I ascertained where she was buried—I found nothing at the Legation to show that you and she were married—I believe banns of marriage between you and she were published twice, on December 30th, 1877, and on January 6th. 1878, but they were never completed, and she died in the hospital on April 11th, 1878; six months before your marriage with her sister—Therese Hoyez was buried in her maiden name, which I take to be her proper name—you gave the names of a number of people you alleged to be present at the wedding, but it was twenty years ago, and I could not get the informa
<lb/>tion—I did not make inquiries of all the people you gave me; it was im
<lb/>possible; I could not hear anything of the marriage having taken place—I did not see your father-in-law, but he has made a statement with re
<lb/>ference to the matter—the banns were published in Mons, not at Rom
<lb/>ford, so far as I can gather—the police have made inquiries at Romford, and they cannot find that they were published there—I heard a good many things at the Legation about you—you applied there from time to time for assistance; on one occasion assistance was refused, as some years before another woman who claimed to be your wife had been assisted by the Legation, and sent back to this country while you were living with another woman, Bennett, whom you claimed to be your first wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The statement made by the prisoner to Inspector Nairn was read. It was to the effect that he married Therese Hoyez about twenty years ago at a Protestant minister's house, in the presence of an hotel-keeper and his niece as witnesses, after the publication of the banns at Romford, at the Registrar of Births, Marriages, and Death, and in the Romford newspapers; that the banns were sent to the Mayor at Mons, but the Mayor would not stamp them; that he was married according to the English law; that six or seven months after the marriage Therese died; that he was present with her father and mother at her burial; that he sent her belongings and the certifi
<lb/>cate of marriage to her father; and that subsequently he had married her sister Marie.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The banns of which I heard at Brussels were the banns for the civil marriage—I heard nothing as to any English banns having been sent over—I made inquiries, and found that banns sent to England would have no effect in Belgium—a marriage between parties by a Protestant in a private house would be of no effect in Belgium unless the civil marriage had also taken place—I did not inquire about any private</p>
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<p>house where it might have been solemnised, because a Minister of Justice informed me that such a marriage could not be valid even if it took place.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I searched the Register of Births, Marriages, and Deaths at St. Edmund's, Rom ford, the parish church, from 1863 to 1886—I found no trace of any banns of marriage having been published there—I saw Mr. Allen, the clergyman, there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-29" type="given" value="THERESE"/>THERESE HAYDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Just before I came to England for this trial I heard a conversation between my grandfather and my mother; they talked about the question of the prisoner's marriage with ray aunt Therese, and my grandfather said my father had never been married to her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Further cross-examined.</hi> My grandfather said he and my mother were at the funeral; I don't remember hearing anything about your being there—I never heard, though my uncles and aunts, that you married my aunt Therese; you told it me yourself when you came back in 1894; I never heard it anywhere else.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-30" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NAIRN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I received these four letters from the prisoner—I only made inquiries in reference to the statements in one of them; copies of the others were handed to the Treasury, and after inquiries had been made at Brussels they did not think it necessary to go further—Ward inquired about Duck, a coffee-house keeper at Tooting, and on his return he told me that Duck (whose name the prisoner had given) declined to come here to say anything about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You sent me a letter a fortnight ago, giving certain names, and it was laid before the Treasury, and after the result of the inquiries made at Brussels it was not 'deemed necessary to make farther inquiries.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, asserted that he had married Therese Hoyez at Mons, and that the banns of marriage were published.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Inspector Nairn stated that the prisoner had married several other women by whom he had children, and having spent the money he had obtained with them, deserted them.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi> to four other indictments for larceny from different persons;
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<lb/>bezzling £2,260 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-46" type="given" value="AMELIA JAKE"/>AMELIA JAKE HODGKINSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Hodgkinson, and live at Sizelet Street, Ring's Cross—I became acquainted with the prisoner by his going backwards and forwards—in the middle of July; I saw him again at an analytical chemist's; he asked my husband to give him em
<lb/>ployment, which he did for a day or two—after he had taken a house in Douglas Road he brought some of these things to our house at the end of August, and said that a gentleman friend had given them to him, and asked me to take care of them—he gave his name as Montague—he afterwards brought more articles—I identify this pink dress and muff and other ladies' wearing apparel—he also brought these books, a few at a time—the police communicated with me, and I gave up the property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You came to our house several times after taking the house in Douglas Road in August—I know Heath Lammon, and another man who attended sales, which I attended—I bought things and hired men to take them home—I did not quarrel with them—you had £30 from us in money and value.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-48" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on November 16th; some of this property (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was found at his house, 33, Douglas Road, Canonbury—they are identified by Mr. Rainey—I also found these documents there; all these things in Mr. Hodgkins' possession are Mr. Rainey's property, books and all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RAINEY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). These books are mine, and this wearing apparel was my wife's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence;</hi> Three men used to come backwards and forwards to the house, and they must have brought the property into the house; I met them several times, and they asked me if I would take a parcel to Mrs. Hodgkins, and I said that I would.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-50" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE HOSKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). He did not say, when he brought the property, that he bought it from three men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HODGKINS</hi>. I am the husband of Amelia Hodgkins, and am a window cleaner—the prisoner brought this property to my house—I know nothing about these three men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I have never cleaned any windows in Tufnell Park Road—other men are engaged with me—I have never seen the prisoner in that neighbourhood—I have only been engaged four or five weeks since this man went away, and I can prove by my daily books what jobs I was engaged on—the prisoner has nearly ruined me; I gave up my work to accept his situation, and he has been living on me ever since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-116-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at the Surrey Sessions on June 1st</hi>, 1885.
<hi rend="italic">He had been sentenced to Five Years', and again to Fourteen Years' Penal Servitude, and was still on ticket-of-leave
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-53" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PATTERSON</persName> </hi>. I have been a sailor—I am a lock man, and live at 64, St. George's Street—on Sunday morning, December 20th, I was at the top of Dello Street; the prisoner came up and asked me for a light; I gave him one; he said, "All right, good-night", and turned round, and broke my chain from the swivel—he whistled, and two men came from the opposite corner just as I was falling, and I was kicked about my head and body—I missed my chain, value 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., my hat, and a bunch of keys—I held the prisoner till the police came, but the others got away—I went to the London Hospital, and am still an out-patient; the wounds, are very sore yet.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-54" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SKIPPO</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On September 20th, about a quarter to one a.m., I was in High Street, Stepney, and heard cries of "Police"—I ran into Dello Street, and saw the prisoner and prosecutor struggling on the ground—I pushed the prisoner off him—he said, "That man has stolen my watch-chain"—he then became unconscious—I sent for an ambulance, and took the prisoner to the station; he seemed sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-55" type="given" value="EYRE MORTIMER"/>EYRE MORTIMER THURESSON</persName> </hi>. I am a Licentiate of the College of Physicians of Edinburgh—on this Sunday morning I was called to King David Station, and saw the prosecutor lying on an ambulance, insensible</p>
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<p>from loss of blood—I took him into the station, and found a small wound on the left side of his head, and another irregular wound with torn edges, a punctured wound midway between the back of his head and the scalp, two punctured wounds on the scalp, and next to them an irregular wound, and a punctured wound on the left side, running in a slanting direction, and he had other wounds, about a dozen altogether, some done by a sharp instrument, and some by kicks—there was some blood on the prisoner's hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-56" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-56" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's brother, and live at 15, Lowder Street, Wapping—I. work at a beer-bottling store—I was going home on this night, and saw William Walker and Fred Tilley—Walker lives in King Joseph Street, the first house on the left-hand side; I don't know the number—he came to my house on Boxing-night, and said that it was not my brother who snatched the chain—I was present, and saw my brother and Patterson lying on the ground, both insensible—I did not think he was insensible when the policeman was there—the police-man was there when I got there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear anybody call "Police!"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence;</hi> I wished my brother good-night, and saw this gentleman, and asked him for a light, which he gave me, and I got a punch. I was taken to the station, and charged with felony. It is a thing I never did in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-117-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-117-18970111 t18970111-117-punishment-10"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD WILLIAM YETTON</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970111-118-offence-1 t18970111-name-58"/>Emma Reid</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEOAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HART</persName> </hi> (64,
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant E</hi>). I produce three plans of the locality, and this map I made to show the route taken by the prisoner from Chapel Street to the City—from Chapel Street to Remington Street is, roughly, a quarter of a mile.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is an incline from the Angel public-house along the City Road—there is a double line of tramway in the City Road, and the road is paved with granitecubes—the Sportsman public-house is about forty yards from the Remington Road—I attended the inquest; outside there was waiting a pony arid trap, which the Coroner's Jury visited—the prisoner was represented by a solicitor there—the pony was thirteen hands high, I should say; I did not measure it—it was not a young pony particularly, and I should not think it was a very old one either; I should think it was over eight; I am no judge of ponies' ages—I am not prepared to say it was not over ten—the trap was a four-wheeled light van, un
<lb/>covered; something after the style of a trolley, rather shallow—I have made no inquiry about the prisoner, and know nothing of his antecedents.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-61" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN BURTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Pennington Street, City Road—I am eleven years old—on December 14th, a little before midnight, I was in</p>
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<p>the City Road, and I saw the van coming down the hill very fast, and I heard the cry, "Me," coming from the corner of Remington Street; and the van went a little way down, and I saw the red light from the lanten—the van came from the direction of Chapel Street, Islington—I had been at work in Chapel Street, and I had seen the prisoner selling oil-cloth from his van at the corner of Chapel Street; after that, when we were taking things into our shop, I saw the van go by, and it stopped at a public-house in Chapel Street—about twenty minutes after that I was on my way home, passing St. Matthew's Church, in City Road, near Re
<lb/>mington Street, with a gentleman, when I saw the van come down the hill, and heard a woman cry "Me"—I heard no other cry—I went on in the direction of Remington Street, and at the corner of Remington Street I saw the woman—she was brought from the road on to the pavement—she was covered with mud, and had a big piece of flesh cut out of her head—there were three persons in the van; it did not stop at all; it went straight on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I and the gentleman were speaking together by St. Matthew's Church when the van passed; we were walking down the City Road—I should say I was about sixty yards from the horse and trap when I heard that cry—I don't know if the cry came from the spot where I afterwards saw the woman lying in the road—when I saw the woman lying in the road the van had got beyond her about forty yards; it was not going so fast then as it had been going; it drove straight on.</p>
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<persName id="t18970111-name-62" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-62" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PEARCE</persName> </hi> (86
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On the night of December 14th I was on duty in the City Road, at the corner of Nelson Terrace, which is about 150 yards north of Remington Street, on the same side of the City Road—going down the City Road from Islington, Nelson Terrace is about 150 yards before you come to Remington Street—Nelson Terrace ia a few yards nearer Islington than the church—at ten minutes to twelve my attention was drawn to a four-wheeled van, drawn by a brown pony driven furiously down the City Road at fourteen miles an hour—the prisoner was driving, and another man and a boy were in the van—when I first saw it, it was about ten yards from me, coining towards me; it proceeded down the City Road—I saw it swerve, when opposite Reming
<lb/>ton Street, to the off-side of the road, away from Remington Street—then it went further down, and turned into Central Street on the off-side—it did not stop anywhere—I made no attempt to stop the driver; it went too fast—the incline down the City Road stops just by Remington Street, certainly not before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been about five years in the force—I have not driven myself—after the pony swerved, opposite Remington Street, it went on quite as quick; I cannot say it went any slacker—it had been raining during the day; there was mud on the road; it was not greasy, nor slippery—I tried it as I walked across—when the van passed me it was on the crown of the road; one of the wheels must have been on, or almost on, the tramway line—if anything, the van was on the left-hand side of the road—the road was absolutely clear, with the exception of a tram coming in the opposite direction; the tram was about by Central Street when the prisoner was passing Remington Street—there may have been a small weight in the cart, nothing noticeable; it went along like an ordinary van—I do not know whether it had a weight or not—it was</p>
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<p>going at just about fourteen miles an hour—it was not going at fifteen miles an hour; I stick to the fourteen miles—when I went off duty I spoke to the inspector about it—I did not make any written report.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not see the woman on the ground—I did not go down to the spot—I heard nothing at the time—I have only the ordinary duty as to regulating traffic, or the speed of carriages; if I see furious driving, and can prevent it, I do so—a van must not exceed nine miles an hour in the City Road—an ordinary four-wheeled cab goes at about six miles an hour—I went into the road just after it passed; but this van went by so fast that it was impossible to do anything, and I watched it go down the road—I did not shout to the driver—there was a constable on duty in Nelson Terrace.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-63" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ROUGH</persName> </hi>. I am a metal stamp maker, and live at 3, Nelson Place, Remington Street, City Road—I am twenty-one—on Monday night, December 14th, I was in the City Road at 11.50, looking into the Sportsman public-house (which is between the church and Remington Street, in the City Road), to see if any friends of mine were there, when I heard a noise as if a van or cart was coming along—I caught a glimpse of it as it went by—it went very fast—I saw at the back, on the left-hand side, a boy hanging on, when it passed me—when the cart got to the greengrocer's, just before coming to Remington Street, the boy jumped off—I looked again, because I thought the boy might have been knocked down by the van, and I saw him get up from the road, and walk on to the pave
<lb/>ment; then my eyes went on to the road again, and I saw like a black bundle lying there—I ran from the Sportsman, and when I got up I found the bundle was a woman—with the help of a stranger, I carried her on to the pavement, and then I ran and fetched a policeman—it was after the van had passed Remington Street that I saw what appeared to be a bundle in the road—I will not be sure which way the van went; I thought it took the direction of Central Street at the time, but I was flurried—I had not seen the woman until I saw the bundle in the road; it was not above a few yards from where the boy dropped from the van—as I picked the woman up she said, "Help me, help me"—she was about four or five yards from the pavement, between the kerbstone and the tram line; I am not good at judging distances—this plan recalls the situation to my mind—the road was comparatively clear from traffic at the time—I saw the woman put into a cab by some constables.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I cannot tell how fast the van was going, but it was going very fast; about as fast as fire engines go, so far as I know, all the way I saw it; it had just come off the hill on to the level where I was standing—I did not notice a tramcar coming up the road—I did not see how the van was laden, but it seemed a bit heavily laden to me at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-64" type="given" value="WRAYSBURY"/>WRAYSBURY NEAL</persName> </hi> (49
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I took the woman to the hospital on the night of December 14th—I found her on the pavement at the corner of Remington Street and City Road—she was sitting—I saw nothing of the van or horse—when we were taking her out of the cab to put her into the ambulance, she said, "Don't put me in there," or "Don't take me in there"—that was all I heard her say.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FLEEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am an oilcloth salesman, living at 15, Rich Street, Limehouse—on Monday night, December 14th, I was in the van</p>
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<p>with the prisoner, who was driving—I sat in the middle, with the prisoner on one side, and a little boy on the other—we came from Chapel Street, Islington, and drove down the City Road on the left-hand side—after we had got a little distance down the City Road, I saw a woman, about twenty yards from us, crossing the road from the right side to the left; she was about three yards to the right-hand side of the centre of the road—all three of us shouted "Hi! hi!" as loud as we could—she took no notice, but went straight across towards our right-hand shaft, and the side of that shaft caught her—she staggered back, and fell down—I don't know if she fell on her face or back—I looked round in her direction—we did not stop—we tried to ease up the pony the best we could; it was rather an
<hi rend="italic">obstropelous</hi> pony; we tried to pull it up on one side; he would not stop, and we went straight on—we had come from a public-house—I had been selling there for the prisoner—I went inside at 11.15, and had been there about twenty-five minutes—we were sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner goes about with his pony and trap, selling oilcloth—I should think his pony is about twelve years old; I am not much of a judge of ponies—the prisoner and I occupy a pitch near a public-house, to sell oilcloth remnants—he has been, on and off, at that business for about fifteen years—we went into the public-house in Chapel Street to have a drink—we were sober—the prisoner had a glass of ale, I believe, and was perfectly sober—we had left home at four that afternoon to sell oilcloth—from four to 11.20 we had three or four glasses of ale each; that was all—there was a little fog, and it was dark—we had a good bright light on the off-shaft—the woman was about twenty yards off when I first saw her; I am no judge of distance—I should think the prisoner is about twelve yards from me now—when we shouted the woman took no notice; she did not turn her head, or any
<lb/>thing—as she was walking across the road the side of the shaft caught her and knocked her back—I did not think she was seriously hurt—we had started out with 25 or 30 cwt. of oilcloth that evening; a pretty good load for the pony—we sold about half a ton, and were taking back 14 or 15 cwt. in the van—the prisoner started that day from Green Street, Bethnal Green; I met him at the stable there at four o'clock—we did not drive direct to the pitch, but went to other places first—I had not been there before myself—the pony was going home when the accident happened—the prisoner tried to pull up the pony after the acci
<lb/>dent, but you cannot pull it up exactly when you like.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. After the woman had been knocked down we turned off the City Road to the right—I do not know Central Street—I saw the woman fall down—she was then about four yards from the left-hand side pavement—I thought she was not hurt—when the shaft caught her it was very slight; she staggered a little, as if she were intoxicated—she might have been slightly hurt—I thought we ought to have stopped or turned back—I thought she was rather the worse for drink—I first thought that after the accident, because she seemed to stagger before the shaft touched her—she was walking fast—we made the remark after it was all over—she was walking sharply across, as if she did not care where she was going; it occurred to me she did not care where she was going—I saw her first three or four yard from the right side; I did not notice at first that she was staggering, and not caring where she went—it did not</p>
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<p>occur to me till we had run her down—we were going about six miles an hour—I am not accustomed to driving; I have not driven a pony for years—I think I am a good judge of speed—this pony cannot do more than ten miles an hour in a trap with anyone in it—fourteen miles an hour is very quick—it would be easier to stop a pony going six miles an hour than one going fourteen; you have more control over it—you could pull up and stop a pony in a very short distance, unless he was obstreperous, if he was going at six miles an hour, and has had a heavy day's work and a heavy load.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-66" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am eleven, and live at 15, Park Street, Globe Road, Bethnal Green—I was in the trap, with the prisoner and Fleeman, on Monday night, December 14th—the prisoner was driving—I had driven with him earlier in the day from James Street, Bethnal Green, to Chapel Street, Islington—we were driving home down the City Road, when I saw a lady about as far as half the way across the Court from us—she was in the road, walking across from the right to the left side—we were not going very fast—I was sittting on the left-hand side of the cart; we all three faced the pony—Fleeman was in the middle, and the prisoner on the right side—when we came up to the lady, the end of the right-hand shaft hit her on the shoulder, and she fell down—the prisoner did not stop—he was so much upset that he rode home—nothing was said to the prisoner, asking him to stop—the woman was walking slowly—I did not notice anything in her manner or walk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> Fleeman and I called out, "Hi! hi!" as loud as we could to the woman—she took no notice—I had joined the prisoner about four p.m., and I had been with him and the pony and van from then till the accident happened—we had sold a quantity of oilcloth—we were bringing home ten pieces—we had taken out about twenty pieces, and had sold ten—they are not large rolls—the prisoner was sober—I drove home with him—he drove all right—I go out with him to sell oilcloth—this is the first time, as far as I know, that anything has happened to the pony or the prisoner—I had not stopped outside, or been in a public house—he stopped at a public-house in Chapel Street, Islington—he did not stop at one on the road—we were going slow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. How came you to say before the Magistrate that you were going fast?(
<hi rend="italic">The witness did not answer.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-67" type="given" value="THOMAS PERCY"/>THOMAS PERCY LEGG</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner, and one of the house surgeons at Bartholomew's Hospital—on Monday night, December 14th, when the injured woman was brought to the hospital, I received her—she was living, but died twenty minutes after—I appeared at the Police-court on two occasions, and between the two occasions I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—I found a lacerated wound over the left eye, three fractured ribs on the right side, and a rupture of the spleen and pancreas—the liver was fatty, enlarged, and unhealthy, but a there was no injury to it—the cause of the injuries was some violent accident—being struck by the shaft might have caused the injury over the eye—there was a faint bruise across the abdomen, which might have been caused by the wheels of a cart going over it; and the rupture of the pancreas might also hfcve been caused by that—she was unconscious, and did not recover consciousness prior to death—I did not observe any odour of drink—there was a bruise on the right arm, and one on left leg—they might</p>
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<p>have been caused by the fall, or by being knocked over, or by the wheel—some of the wounds might have been caused by the fall, and others by more serious violence—the injuries were sufficient to account for death—I attribute the death to the injuries.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The condition of the liver and kidneys led me to the conclusion that the woman was a hard drinker, and that her death was accelerated by the condition of those organs, and that of the heart—the liver was fatty—she was unconscious, and I could not say whether she was under the influence of drink or not—I received her into the ward, and was with her till she died—she never recovered consciousness—she was not a healthy subject—she was about 5 ft. 4 in. high—the injury over the left eye might have been caused by a violent fall to the ground—if the shaft struck the woman on the back, and threw her forward, it would account for the injury over the left eye.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was nothing to show that the woman was drunk at the time she was admitted.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-68" type="given" value="TOM"/>TOM KIEK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G</hi>). At noon on December 15th I arrested the prisoner in Bonner Road, Green Street, Bethnal Green, where he was selling oilcloth—I said, "I am a police officer; is your name Yetton?"—he said "Yes, it is"—I said, "You must come with me to the Old Street Police-station for causing the death of a woman in City Road last night, whom you knocked down while driving a horse and van"—he said, "I called out to the woman, and she stood back like this" (making a motion)—"I thought she was all right, or else I should have stopped to see what was the matter"—when he was charged at Old Street Police Station, and the charge was read over by the inspector, the prisoner said, "I was so much confused at the time I did not know what I was doing, and I drove away"—I made this note of what he said.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is a rule with us to make a note—I had it with me at the Police-court, and read from it there—my note is, "I was too much upset at the time; I did not know what to do, and I drove away"—the inspector read the charge to him; I don't think he asked him what answer he had to make to the charge—I have made inquiries about the prisoner—for the last ten or fifteen years he has been selling floor and oilcloth, and driving occasionally—I found that out from a man who was employed with him, and a man who bailed him out; those persons were respectable and trustworthy.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-69" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HATCHARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector G</hi>). I attended the Coroner's inquest at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, on December 17th, on the body of Emma-Reid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw a pony and trap outside the hospital—I have no experience in driving—I do not know the pony's age.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-70" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE WARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Pickard Street, City Road, and am the wife of William Ward—the deceased, Emma Reid, was my sister—she was forty-four—she was a mantle finisher—she was not subject to any illness—she had good sight and hearing,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REDWIN</persName> </hi>. I am an umbrella maker, living at 250, Goswell Road, Clerkenwell—the deceased was an acquaintance of my wife—when I returned from work at 9.5 on December 14th I saw the deceased and my wife, who were both considerably the worse for drink—I spoke to them</p>
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<p>and went out—when I came back after five minutes, the deceased had gone—she left my house between 9.10 and 9.15.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-72" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CUTTLE</persName> </hi>. I am a costermonger, of 20, Sidney Road, Goswell Road—on the night of December 14th I was selling fish at my stall in the Goswell Road, and I saw Emma Reid with'another woman, about nine o'clock—they were both drunk, and were talking to two gentlemen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They walked to my stall—the deceased was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970111-119-offence-1 t18970111-name-74"/>Charles Tilcock</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER SMYTHE</hi> (43)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18970111-120-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-120-18970111 t18970111-120-punishment-12"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</rs>. There were three other similar indictments against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-79" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Turner's Court, and am a general servant—on January 2nd I was with my mother, and left her and went through Drury Court; somebody came from behind, and I had a blow on my mouth, and cannot remember more—I saw the prisoners when I was on the ground, not before; the boy was kneeling down, and the girl fell with me—I knew them by sight; I know the boy as William Davis and also as Ings—when I came to, I missed my purse and 15s. 6d., and my mother and sister came up—I saw the prisoners next on the Monday morning at Bow Street, and charged them with robbing me—I had last seen my purse at the Stores in Blackmoor Street, ten minutes before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ing.</hi> I had the purse, not my mother; she never got the things; I got them myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-80" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alexander Butler, a fanner, of 1, Turner's Court—on January 2nd I met my daughter and left her, and when I came back I saw her on the ground, calling "Mother," and the prisoners with her—Ing hit me on my mouth; I knew him before; he bears more names than one—some of the neighbours brought water to bathe my daughter's face, and the prisoners ran away—I saw them next at Bow Street on Sunday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ing.</hi> I did not go up to you and say "Halloa," and strike you on the side of your face—my daughter did not say, "Did you hit my mother?" nor did I strike her—I did not pick my daughter up, and, being intoxicated, fall on top of the two of you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On January 2nd, about eleven o'clock, I received information from Mrs. Butler—I saw the prisoners at 12.30 next morning, and said I should take them for robbery and stealing</p>
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<p>15s. 6d. from Alice Butler's pocket; Ing made no reply, but, going to the station, he said, "They have been accusing me of stealing money all the week, and what I did was in self-defence."</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-82" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LONG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective.</hi>) I took Roberts; she said, "I did not see anybody"—after she was charged she said, "We were fighting together, and my sweetheart jumped on her; I never saw any money."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ing's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "They have been accusing me all the week; when she has a drop of drink she quarrels."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for fng.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-83" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA GLOVER</persName> </hi>. I am a book-folder, of Brook Street—on January 2nd I was standing at my door in Drury Court, and the mother began a row, and caught hold of the prisoner Ing by the throat and struck him, and soon afterwards up came the prosecutrix's daughter, and hit Roberts; the mother was the worse for drink, and, instead of hitting Roberts, she hit her own daughter on her mouth—I was not called at the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The mother looked excited; she began by striking Ing; he told her to get away; he could not talk to a woman that would not protect her husband—I know them by sight; I have never spoken to Roberts, but I have always seen the two prisoners together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ing's Defence</hi>: I was at her house, and her husband came home intoxicated, and fell on the floor asleep; he woke up and said, "If you come here again I will invite you"—he went to the clock, took out two half-crowns and one shilling, and said, "My old woman has had six shillings out of my pocket, and kept it all the week." Alice Butler asked her to fight; she said she did not want to fight, and on the Saturday her mother came and said, "Halloa! I respect you, but I do not respect the other; he is a thief; she struck me, and I struck her back." I said, "Is the girl locked up?" The mother went to pick her up; I pushed her away, and picked the girl up.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>—For obtaining £7 1s. 9d., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence, as far as was necessary, was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-88" type="given" value="OSCAR"/>OSCAR WARREN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Morgan and Co., money changers, of 26, Coventry Street—on October 5th last I cashed this order at the office for 100 fr. for a man I do not identify—we generally ask for the envelope in which the order arrived—I did so on this occasion—the man gave me this envelope. (
<hi rend="italic">Addressed to M. Louis Durant</hi>, 49
<hi rend="italic">Hanway Street, and bearing the stumps of Dieppe and London.</hi>) I gave the man £3 18s., the current exchange—the order was signed "Louis</p>
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<p>Durant," as it is now—the order was paid away in the course of business to Mr. Smart.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-89" type="given" value="BOLTON VALENTINE"/>BOLTON VALENTINE SMART</persName> </hi>. I am a money changer, of 9, Wardour Street—on October 6th the prisoner produced this French P.O.O. for 100fr., signed as it is now, and in the name of Charles Bruselle—I asked, in accordance with the usual practice, for the envelope, and he showed me this one—I handed him £3 18s. 4d.—he came again on October 7th with another French P.O.O. for 100 fr. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he showed me this envelope, addressed to Maurice Lubnau, 30, Goode Street, London—I handed him £319
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the exchange often varies—there is no fixed Paris standard tariff—I paid the orders into the bank—I got them back—I also received this note from Morgan and Co., with this order for 100 fr., which was also returned unpaid—on December 2nd I picked the prisoner out from seven or eight men at Maryborough Street Police-court—I had not seen the prisoner between October 6th and December 2nd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen the prisoner before October 5th to my knowledge—the first time he came in the morning, about 9.30—the following day he came in the evening—I only conversed with him with regard to the notes—I find I gave him £3 19s., and the second time he came £7 1s. 9d.—I communicated with the Post Office, and the police told me to come to Marlborough Street—they told me they had arrested a man—I could not remember whether it was a Frenchman or not—I could not say I knew I was going to pick out a Frenchman—the prisoner spoke broken English—I spoke English—he could understand it—I took him to beaforeigner—he did not speak when I picked him out—I believed him to be a foreigner—I could not say if other foreigners were at Marlborough Street for identification—I could not remember if he was dressed the same at Marlborough Street as when he came to me—he was wearing a beard—I could not say whether he wore a moustache when he came to me; I took more notice of his face—he appeared to have a beard—I could not say how he was dressed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I heard none of the men speak before I picked the prisoner out—I have no doubt he is the man who changed the two notes—I did not hear him speak afterwards till he was in Court—I have no doubt he is a Frenchman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-90" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SHABMAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Henry Gaze and Sons, tourist agents, Piccadilly Circus—about October 7th the prisoner pre
<lb/>sented this French P.O.O. about four p.m.—I picked him out at Vine Street Police Court, early in December, from twelve or thirteen men—he put it down in the ordinary course of business, and I picked it up and cashed it—it is to Louis Durant, Tottenham Court Road—I think he spoke French—I told him it was worth £3 18s.—I asked him, in French, if he was satisfied—he said, "Yes"—the envelope was attached—it has been destroyed—I took it to Gaze's office, and it could not be found—on the envelope was Louis Durant, Hanway Street—the order went to the Post Office, and was returned—I have no doubt the prisoner was the man who tendered the order.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When he came to the office was the only time I have seen him—I knew I was going to identify a Frenchman—I had no con
<lb/>versation at Vine Street before selecting the prisoner, or afterwards—I did not know the nationality of the other men; several were like the</p>
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<p>prisoner—when he came to the office he wore a moustache only—he had not a beard when I picked him out, but a thick, heavy moustache—he was not mixed with men who had beards—when he came to the office there was nothing remarkable about his dress, except that he was shabby—I gave no description of what he was wearing to the police; the principal part of men who come to Piccadilly Circus are not foreigners—I get a few—many orders are changed by foreigners, but only French orders are changed in this particular way—the German system is quite different.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I picked the prisoner out I heard no one speak; the detectives would not permit it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-91" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY BLAGDEN</persName> </hi>. I keep a stationer's shop at 49, Hanway Streets—I take in letters—I have known the prisoner two years—he has been in the habit of calling for letters in the name of Durant—I have handed him four or five; I do not remember the dates he used to call.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen him once or twice a week—another lady handed him the letters, but I was always in the shop—he wore a moustache in September and October (I saw him every day, or nearly) not a beard—he spoke broken English—I did not understand it well—he could understand me well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-92" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE GRIMSDALE</persName> </hi>. I keep a newsagent's shop at 36, Mortimer Market—I know the prisoner—he asked if he could have letters addressed there—he wrote this name, "Charles Bruselle," on this piece of paper, about the end of last September—three letters came—the envelope marked "A" is one of them—they all seemed the same—I picked the prisoner out from other men at Marlborough Street—I am quite sure he it the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-93" type="given" value="EMIL"/>EMIL PELLETIER</persName> </hi>. I keep a newsagent's shop at 30, Goode Street—no one named Maurice Lebnau has lived there during the last ten months—I receive letters—I do not recollect any coming for Lebnau—I do not recognise the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-94" type="given" value="ROBERT JOHN"/>ROBERT JOHN SANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Money Order Office of the General Post Office—the four French postal orders produced are payable in London—the practice of the French Post Office is to send letters of advice corresponding to the postal-orders sent to the proposed payee, similar to those with the English post-office orders—the General Post Office will not pay till they get it—I have the advices of these orders produced from Dieppe—they are all for one franc, except one for 1 franc 26 centimes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-95" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS CHARON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) I am a licensed messenger at the railway station at Dieppe—I was at Dieppe the beginning of October last, when two men spoke to me—the prisoner was one—I asked him whether he wanted a commissionaire—he said, "Yes"—I asked him if he wanted a small hand-cart—he said, "No"—it was to go to the Post Office to take out eight post-office orders for one franc each, one shilling each, and eight envelopes—he gave me a gold 10-franc piece and a piece of paper with a name written on it—I got the orders, and brought them back in the envelopes to the prisoner—I left him in the café—about December 15th I iden
<lb/>tified the prisoner at a London Police-station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-96" type="given" value="JEANE"/>JEANE SEVRAC</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) I am employed at the Post Office at Dieppe—my duty is to hand out post-office orders, and send the corresponding advices to England—on October 3rd, a man</p>
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<p>got five postal orders for 1 franc, and three for 1 franc 26 centimes—he showed me eight envelopes with names on, and a piece of paper with the name of the sender written on it—these produced are four of the orders and four of the letters of advice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-97" type="given" value="GEORGE SMITH"/>GEORGE SMITH INGLIS</persName> </hi>. I am an expert in handwriting, practising at 8, Red Lion Court, Holborn—I have carefully examined the four postal orders produced—I find faint original letters and figures erased by chemicals—my son enlarged them—" cent." is written on a lower level than "franc," showing it was not done at the same time and by the same hand; "franc" having been written by the postmaster—"cent." is written afterwards on the space, and, being larger, comes lower on the line. (
<hi rend="italic">An enlarged photograph of orders was produced, and shown to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-98" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS SEXTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer.</hi> I saw the prisoner write on this piece of paper his name, address, and occupation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner wrote it before he was identified, and when he was detained for identification—it is not our habit, and it was not done to prove forgery.</p>
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<persName id="t18970111-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-99" type="surname" value="INGLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-99" type="given" value="GEORGE SMITH"/>GEORGE SMITH INGLIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Continued</hi>). I have examined the three en
<lb/>velopes produced, and the names of the payee, with the writing on this piece of paper which Sexton has proved—they are the same writing as is the "Charles Bruselle" spoken to by Blagden—the writing is better on the envelopes than the signatures—the "c" and "t" are alike—two noughts are added to make 100 francs, which are a different form of "0" from that of the postmaster—the poundage is altered to correspond.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The forged word is "cent."—in one it is "180 francs," written over the erasure.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-100" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS SEXTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Continued</hi>). About 12.30 on November 24th I went with Sergeant Williamson to Walton Street, Brompton—I asked the prisoner his name—he said, "Chapelle"—speaking in French, I told him we were police officers, and I was going to take him to Vine Street Police-station for the purpose of identification, as he answered exactly the description of a person who was circulating forged French postal orders—the prisoner replied, "You are mistaken"—on the way to the Police-station he said, "If I changed any postal orders they were received by me from my parents; I have not had any for three months"—he was subsequently identified and charged—when the charge was read orer to him, speaking in French, he said, "You have made a mistake; I do not know that man," and pointing to the witness Sharman and pointing to Blagden: "I have been in her place"—he gave his name and address on this piece of paper—it was correct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I am not guilty. I reserve my defence, and will call witnesses at the trial if necessary."</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-102" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>MR. ARTHUR GILL</persName> </hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18970111-125-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to breaking and entering the shop of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHORLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-108" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-108" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterer—I was living, on January 3rd, at 206, Shaftesbury Avenue—coming home I went into a passage way to make water—I had been delayed talking to a tailor whom I had paid 5s. on a suit of clothes, and I had lost my way; I saw three or four men come sharp after me—Jones struck me, and knocked me senseless for a couple of minutes—when I got up I saw a policeman holding Jones—when I was getting my senses I found Jones's hand in my pocket—I was not able to get up—I had 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my pocket—it was all gone—I had been paid on the Saturday—I worked at the India Office—I had not seen the prisoners before—I was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dean.</hi> I was taken to Bow Street—you looked like one of the men—my head is yet sore from the blow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On January 3rd I was on duty in Neale's Yard, Great St. Andrew's Street—I saw the prosecutor go into the yard, Jones being with him—I kept observation behind a van—I was in uniform—I heard a scuffle, and saw Jones knock the prosecutor down, and, in a stooping position, take something away from the prosecutor, and pass it; three men rushed back; the others ran in another direction—I sprang out and caught hold of Jones—he said, "All right, we are only having a game; this is all the money I have got"—I took him to the station—he was charged—the charge was read over—he replied he had been drinking with the prosecutor—I searched him, found 6s. 8d., a pawn-ticket, a book, and two keys—when I took Jones back the prosecutor said he had been robbed by him—I identified Dean the following morning at the station from seven or eight men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dean.</hi> The constable did not keep pulling you about—I was told to touch the one I thought was the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-110" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BRITTON</persName> </hi> (30
<hi rend="italic">E R</hi>). I was on duty, and passed Neale's Yard—I heard a scuffle in the yard, went in, and saw Dean and two more coming out to the right—I said, "Holloa! what is the matter?"—Dean said, "All right, we are only having a bit of fun"—I saw Barnett in charge of Jones, and said, "What is the matter?"—Barnett said, "This man has been knocked down and robbed," pointing to the prosecutor—the next morning I met Dean, and took him into custody on suspicion—he said, "All right, governor, I suppose I shall have to go through it"—I took him to the station—he was identified from seven men—on being charged he made no reply—I do not know him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate: Jones</hi>: "I took the man's money. I spent 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with him, and he was not ill-used."
<hi rend="italic">Dean</hi>: "I was not there at all."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness Jor Dean.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-111" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I met Dean at 9.30 at the George public-house, haring Cross Road—I keep company with him—I left him at 10.30 in</p>
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<p>the George to go and have supper—I came back at 10.45—he waited for me at the George public-house, and from 11.15 I never left him till two a.m. at my mother's street-door in Rose Street—he was still in the George, talking to some friends, when I returned from supper—I left the George about 11.55—I stood at mother's door because she had taken the key of the room door, and she came home at 1.55 to 10, Minetta Street, late Rose Street—I said, "It is a nice time to come home, mother"—the clock had just struck at St. George's Church—my sister was ill, and she was there—I do washing and ironing at St. James's Baths.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My mother was at home when I got my supper there—I have the street-door key, but not of my room—I left my mother at home—I knew she was going to see a relative—she told me, but did not say what time she would be back again—I did not like to go inside, and sit on the stairs and wait; I would sooner stand outside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-112" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BENNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I said before the Magis
<lb/>trate, "When I was holding the prisoner Jones, I caught a glimpse of the prisoner Dean as he was passing"—I had not seen him before—I picked him out among eight men—I did not know Britton had arrested him on suspicion—I was called out of bed, and when I got to the station I was told someone had arrested a man on suspicion of being one of the three men who ran from the yard—I knew a man was in custody, but did not know who he was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHORLEY</hi>. I saw Jones stooping over the prosecutor, then the three men rushed back, and Jones passed something, and I just caught a glimpse of Dean as he ran out of the yard—Jones ran into my arms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones' Defence</hi>: I wish to see if there are any marks on the prosecutor; I say I have not assaulted him. Dean knows nothing of it. I never saw him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dean's Defence was that he was not there, and would have called his em
<lb/>ployer if he could have come. He stated that he did not mix with people about there, but was living in a lodging-house through a little trouble.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DEAN</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>**†—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-126-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-126-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Bow Street on October 1st</hi>, 1894,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Thomas Nichols.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-126-18970111 t18970111-126-punishment-15"/>Twelve Strokes with the Cat</rs> and
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<interp inst="t18970111-126-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-126-18970111 t18970111-126-punishment-16"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSA AGNES HERN</hi> (29)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-127-18970111 t18970111-127-punishment-17"/>Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-127-18970111 t18970111-127-punishment-18"/>Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of George Daws, see Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE EDWARDS</hi>** (63)</persName>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-129-18970111 t18970111-129-punishment-20"/>Nine Months Hard Labour</rs>.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant V</hi>). On December 1st, in conse
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<lb/>cate—he heard himself described as a widower—I have lived with him till August 31st last year, when he went away in search of work, and came back on December 1st—while I was alone I communicated with his son, and received this letter—he had told me where his son lived—I went to a Magistrate, and the prisoner was arrested—my first child was born in September, 1891—there were three children, but only one is living, a boy five years old—I received his son's letter on the 9th, and one from the prisoner on the 10th, which I gave to the police—in it he said that he had got work, and would I send him a parcel of things he wanted—he wrote from Ludlow, in Shropshire.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROWBERKY</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's son, and am twenty-five years</p>
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<p>old—I live at West Moran, in Shropshire—I had not seen my father for twelve years before I saw him at the Police-court—up to twelve years ago, I lived with him and my mother, up to the time he left—we then lived in Nottingham, and stayed there three months, and then moved to Leicestershire, leaving no address behind us; we then went to West Moran—on November 11th I received a letter from the second Mrs. Bow berry—it was addressed to Clegley, the place we went to after we left Nottingham—I did not write to my father, and say that my mother was dead—I heard him say so, but I did not, because I did not know where to write—my mother is alive—the letter was forwarded to our old address at Cragley, where we went from Nottingham—I was between twelve and thirteen when my father left—I have been to school.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I am prepared to say that it is not thirteen years since my father left us; my youngest brother was two years old, and now he is fourteen—I have been keeping my mother ever since my father left her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I shall be twenty-five next July—Willie was not turned four when you left—as far as I know, my mother did not receive a letter from you after you left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: I wrote kindly to her, and I had a letter from my son, saying she was dead, and that the grandfather and he had to take care of them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prosecutrix stated that the prisoner had treated her "rather indifferently" and that he told her that his wife had been dead for Jive years.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">See next page.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried in this Court this day, see Essex Cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-136" type="given" value="RAFFAEL"/>RAFFAEL BENOIST</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in Cave and Benoist, of 136, Cheapside—on November 20th I was looking out some silk at 1s. 10d. a yard—I went to lunch, leaving the silk on the counter—I was absent twenty-five minutes or half an hour—I returned at two, and missed the silk—it was on cardboard, and was about twenty inches wide and four inches deep—on December 31st I was in the office; I was sent for, and saw the prisoners—they asked for some umbrellas, and wanted to see some silk, as they were beginning business—they gave no address, but said they would pay cash for anything they bought—I showed them three pieces of silk; they asked for a pattern of one of them—I said that we did not give pat
<lb/>terns, and asked them to give references; they said they would, and left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Harris is a porter; he does not sell goods; he takes them out—we only sell wholesale—a considerable number of people would be in the shop between October 26th and December 31st.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am light porter to Cave and Benoist—on October 26th I saw the prisoners in the front room, between 1.30 and two—they showed me some satin and silk, and asked if we had anything like it—I took them into the front room, and they were alone about two minutes before Mr. Veare came—they spoke with a foreign accent—I saw them again at the office on December 31st, recognised them, left the office, saw Mr. Veare, who came down, and I fetched a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not notice whether the woman had a veil on—I did not look close enough to tell—they were ordinary people—the rest of the interview was with Mr. Veare—the silk was not missing till some time afterwards; I knew of it about two o'clock—I was anxious to identify the people who had robbed Messrs. Benoist—the principal fact I remember is that they were two foreigners by their features; I think they were Jews.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-138" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS VEARE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Cave and Benoist—on October 26th, about 1.45, Harris spoke to me, and I went into the front room of the warehouse and saw the prisoners; I have not the least doubt about them—they produced a pattern of black silk, and asked if I could do anything like it—I said, "No"—the female prisoner asked if we could do a pattern at 5s. 6d. a yard; I said that we had nothing near the price; she said that she was very sorry I could not do anything she asked for, and they left without doing any business—they talked with a foreign accent, broken English—we were talking about ten minutes; Mr. Benoist returned about half an hour afterwards—on December 1st I saw the prisoners again in the same room, and recognised them at once, and went out and gave information to Sergeant Bryant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The woman might have worn a veil on the 26th, but, if so, it did not cover her face; if she did not have it down I should not have noticed it—it was not over her face; I saw her mouth—she had no veil to cover her features—it was a foreign accent; I have heard Yiddish; which the low class of Jews speak.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant Detective, City</hi>). On September 11th I went to 137, Cheapside—Veare had made a communication to me—I saw the prisoners come downstairs; they looked in at some shop windows—I said, "We are police officers; you must come back with me"—they came back; the female described her residence, but said she did not know the number—I said, "We are going to take you for stealing 136 yards of silk on October 26th"—he said, "I was not here"—she said, "I have only been here two weeks," and afterwards she said, "It is impossible; I have only been in England two weeks; I have been in France."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When they got out of the shop they did not hurry away; they looked in the other shop windows—I searched Farsht's rooms, but could not get into Lewis's—I did not find any stolen property; I found a number of invoices, which showed that the prisoners had been dealing with some shops in London, and paying cash—there was an invoice for £1 1s. or 25s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I found no silk there, and no evidence of umbrellas being manufactured—I understood that Lewis had a husband at the address she gave; he appeared at the Police-court, but did not give evidence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-140" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I searched Lewis at the station, and found this apron under her dress—it is not a thing which women usually wear—there is a long slit in front of her dress—the apron was tied in front, and she could loosen it easily, and put it in front.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-141" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BACON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I arrested Lewis at the station—when she was charged I took this hand-bag from her, and found this purse, containing 1s., and this black Italian cloth bag, neatly folded up—on Farsht was 17s. 6d., and a watch and chain, and a ring.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-135-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">FARSHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerk-unwell, in February</hi>, 1894, of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FARSHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-145" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DUGGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a ship's fireman—last Friday I was living at 6, Leman Street, and went into the Bricklayers' Arms, Cable Street, about three p.m.—a man was waiting alone, about three minutes' walk off; he spoke to me, and followed me in, when I had not been in a moment—I had just drunk a sip of porter—the prisoner Hutchings followed him in, and they both said, "Has he done it yet?" the third man said, "No"—another man, who is not here, then came in, and the prisoners were not there when the first man spoke to me—I mentioned before the Magistrate that a fourth man came in—the fourth man said, "
<hi rend="italic">Is</hi> he put it up put him up"—I belong to a ship, but I had let the ship go—I had been paid ray wages the day before this: Thursday—this occurred on Friday—I came ashore at a little after two o'clock—the public-house is a good way from where the ship was—the fourth man got hold of me by my right arm, and Hutchings by my left—I</p>
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<lb/>thing like that, or take him outside and do it"—I am an Irishman—the first man took my money out of my pocket and said, "I have got to let the b——go; if you let him get outside he will make an alarm and get away"—Callaghan said, "I will see he don't b——y well get away," and hit me above my ears; there is a lump there—I said to the barman, "Get some assistance"—I was knocked through the door, and fell down; I picked myself up and spoke to the first policeman I saw—I returned with him, out the prisoners were gone—next day I was taken to the station, and shown a number of persons, and picked out Callaghan; I have no doubt about him—I went later in the day and picked out Hatchings, but he had changed his scarf, and I said, "No, that is not the man; that is the man over there"—Hutchings is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Callaghan.</hi> No men were in my company; there was only one man when I went in, but fourteen or fifteen afterwards—no one was in my company when I was robbed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-147" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). On January 9th, I saw Callaghan in Leman Street, and said, "I shall take you for assaulting and robbing a man in the Bricklayers' Arms yesterday"—he said, "I know what you want"—he was taken to the station, placed with a number of men of the same rank in life, and Duggan picked him out—I was present when Hutchings was placed with eleven other men; he stood at the further end, and Duggan was brought in; the inspector asked him to walk round, and see if there was anyone there he knew—he said, "There is a man there who looks very much like the man who put his hand in my pocket"—the inspector told him to pass on, and he said, "Here is the man who held my arm"—Duggan said several times that he wanted a man who had a cut face; he described him to me, and it was in consequence of that that these two men were arrested—this public-house is frequented by sailors—if ten people were in the bar, none of them would be able to move—Dug
<lb/>gan was perfectly sober when I saw him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hutchings.</hi> I did not know whether you had a scar on your head or not—you did not say that it was two other men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-148" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WHITBRBAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I took Hutchings in January, at ten p.m., and told him he would be charged with assaulting a man—he said, "Where?"—I said, "At the Bricklayers' Arms"—he said, "I was not there; I am innocent."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-149" type="surname" value="STEVENS"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Bricklayers' Arms—Mr. Chol
<lb/>mondeley is the landlord—I do not know the prisoners or Duggan; he came in with thirteen or fourteen others—a customer, whose name I do not know, was there—Duggan ordered two pots of ale for the other people; I have no doubt about that—he was sober—
<hi rend="italic">loafers</hi> never come into the house—after that they had another pot, and were talking—they caught hold of Duggan by his arm—there was no reason to send for the police; he was leaning against the partition, and he reeled outside—the prisoners are not the two men—I did not see Callaghan there that day—Inspector</p>
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<p>Wensley did not give me a description of the prisoners, or ask me whether I had seen them in the house the night before—I cannot give you the names or addresses of any of the men in the bar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The man who took hold of Duggan's arm was more stout than Callaghan, and was not like him—before the Magistrate I said "height" and "stamp"—Duggan did not appeal for help, or ask me to blow a whistle for the police—I said to the policeman, "He has not been robbed here; it is the first I have heard of it"—I told the police that I saw him reel against the partition; I swear that that is pure invention—he did not say to me, "You see, this man wants to rob me"; that is pure invention—I said, "Outside, none of that here"—I did not tell the Magistrate that I had seen Duggan struck; I said I had seen him reeling—I believe I told the inspector that—a woman did not come to me on Hutchings' part after he was arrested, or on anybody's part—no woman has asked me about giving evidence for these two men; I swear it is untrue.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-150" type="surname" value="WENSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-150" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). It is my duty to go into various public-houses—I have looked into the Bricklayers' Arms, and have seen Stevens behind the bar, and the two prisoners in the bar, almost daily during the last three weeks, while he has been barman, but I don't mean all day long—I accompanied the inspector on the evening of the 8th, and asked Stevens about all four men, and if he knew Callaghan, because I knew that he was a frequenter of the house—he said, "I don't know him, I have never seen him before"—I looked into the bar on the morning of the robbery, and the barman was behind the bar and Hutchings in the bar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hutchings.</hi> I have frequently seen you in the bar when Callaghan was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Hutchings.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-151" type="surname" value="SULLIVAN"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-151" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, of 119, St. George's-in-the-East—I keep the Half-Moon and Seven Stars—the police came and asked me whether the man was in my house on Friday—I said that he came about two and stopped till 2.15; it is about half an hour from my house to the other house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-152" type="surname" value="GAMBLE"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GAMBLE</persName> </hi>. I am a potman—I saw Hutchings several times on January 8th; the last time was about three o'clock, with two men named Flemming and Green—he called at my door at 2.30; I came out, and he was standing in the tap-room—I would sooner have my dinner at one o'clock, but sometimes I do not get it till three—I am sure it was not 2.30 that day—Green had his face blackened; he frequented that house—I have not seen him with Callaghan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Green is not here, he is at work; he is a bricklayer's labourer—I do not know the number of his house—no one does my work when I go away—Mr. Poley was about the house; he may have been in the cellar—it is about a quarter of an hour's walk from there to the Bricklayers' Arms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. If my master has sworn that he never saw him after 2.15 I should not be astonished; he does not go into the tap-room unless he is going out and wishes to give me orders.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Callaghan's Defence</hi>: On the very same day that this happened to be done I was at work; I went in there to have a drink, and this prisoner</p>
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<p>and his mate were there, I own I was in his house, but not in his company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hutchings' Defence</hi>: It was past 4.40 when I came out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-136-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-136-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUULTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">They both then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions; Callaghan on April</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883,
<hi rend="italic">at the Thames Police Court, and Hutchings On September</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1891.
<hi rend="italic">Four previois convictions were proved against Callaghan and six against Hutchings.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CALLAGHAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-136-18970111 t18970111-136-punishment-27"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HUTCHINGD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18970111-136-punishment-28" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18970111-136-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-136-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-136-18970111 t18970111-136-punishment-28"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK DRISCOLL</hi> (23)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970111-137-offence-1 t18970111-name-154"/>Henry Milner</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GODWIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-155" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-155" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET CAIRNS</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper to Mr. Milner, of 1, Wilton Street, Belgravia—on December 5th I went to the drawing-room to see to The windows and doors; all was safe there—I brought some things down-stairs, And then stopped ten minutes, and was in the act of setting the Door open, when I saw a light in the dining-room which flickered About—I waited for a few seconds, and in a moment a man Came to the electric light, with something in his hand—I was as near to him as I am to you, and saw his face as plainly as I see yours—it was the primer; I have not the least doubt of him, but his face alter very much—I went along a long passage to the door, and made a noise—I went to the top of the area steps, and a man jumped out at the window—two men, about the same height as the prisoner, came towards me—I called to somebody to stop them, but they did not—I gave a description to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am certain he is the man; he has haunted me ever since—I was a little excited—my memory of his face improves by keep
<lb/>ing—I did not wish to swear to him, but I do it now because it is necessary—I did so at the Police-court—I am prepared to swear he is the man, but I thought he might be acquitted—I never said that I could not swear to him, I said that I would not then—I have got my reasons for not doing it—I said quite sufficient, I did not like to swear.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-156" type="surname" value="WATTS"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-156" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WATTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant A</hi>). I arrested the prisoner about 9.15 on the 6th—he was with two other men—I said, "I am a police officer; I am going to take you in custody for burglary"—he struck at me with his fists, and I struck him across the head with a walking-stick—he ran three or four yards, and I took him, and said, "You may as well go quietly, or I shall strike you with a stick"—I searched him, and found a match-box with a few matches, two files, a knife, and a little pocket-book—when he was charged he said, "All right, I do not know anything about it; I can call six witnesses to prove I was in bed last night"—he did not call any witnesses before the Magistrate—he was placed with several other men in the station; the prosecutrix came in and touched him, and said, "I believe that is the man, but I believe he had a soft felt hat on," or "a hard felt hat."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not take a note of what she said—her words did not suggest that she was not quite certain of him—I did not hear her say The prisoner's features correspond with the man I saw."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The impression on my mind was that she was satisfied.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-157" type="surname" value="CAMBER"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-157" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED CAMBER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant B</hi>). On December 6th I went to 1 Wilton Street, with Inspector Porter—an entry had been made by climb
<lb/>ing some houses six feet high, passing over the roof of the scullery, raising the dining-room window, entering it and leaving in the same way—a knife like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) would force the window-catch back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having complained of the absence of witnesses for the prisoner, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-called.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-158" type="surname" value="WATTS"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-158" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WATTS</persName> </hi>. The prisoner has not asked me to get any witnesses here,</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner stated that he applied in the prison for witnesses.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-137-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-137-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of burglary on May</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895;
<hi rend="italic">and five other convictions were proved against him.—
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<interp inst="t18970111-137-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-137-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-137-18970111 t18970111-137-punishment-29"/>Four Tears' Ptnal Servitude</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">During the progress of the case the Prisoner stated in the hearing of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">that he desired to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEAD GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">thereupon found him</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-138-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant Record stated that the prisoner had been in the employ
<lb/>ment of six other firms of solicitors, and had embezzled moneys of each firm.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970111-139-offence-1 t18970111-name-161"/>Malcolm Clarke</persName>, and stealing his watch and chain.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURROWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-162" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-162" type="given" value="MALCOLM"/>MALCOLM CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I am a tinsmith, and live at 175, Manchester Road, Millwall—on December 9th, about one a.m., I was crossing Gray's Inn Road, when the prisoner, whom I knew before, came up, shook hands, and asked me how I was getting on—as I was shaking hands some person came from behind and pulled me right back, and I could not help myself—the prisoner wrenched my watch and chain from my waistcoat pocket and handed them behind me—then they let go of my arms; the prisoner punched me on the head, and I fell down—I picked myself up, and after a little bit of a
<hi rend="italic">toft</hi> we had he ran down, and I ran after him—I came upon him at the first turning on the right-hand side with a police-man, into whose charge I gave him for stealing my watch and chain—I went to the station with them—I had had a few drinks, but I was not the worse for drink—I knew what I was about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you at a coffee-stall—I was not at a coffee-stall with two women; I did not tell the Magistrate I was—I did not cut your nose open—I punched you on the nose after I got up—I told the constable I had known you a long time; I did not say I should make it warm for you—I don't remember you saying to the con
<lb/>stable, "Search me; I have no watch and chain"—this is part of my chain;</p>
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<p>it was too long, and I cut this piece off and left it at home—all the chain I wore that night was taken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-163" type="surname" value="HANSON"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-163" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HANSON</persName> </hi> (272
<hi rend="italic">G). I</hi> was on duty in Wicklow Street, at a little past midnight, on December 9th—I heard a cry of "Police," and saw prisoner and another man running towards me from the direction of Gray's Inn Road—the prosecutor was running after the two men—I stopped the prisoner and held him till the prosecutor came up—the prisoner said, "All right, governor, he has split my nose open"—I did not notice that his nose was cut at the time—the prosecutor came up and said the prisoner had stolen his watch and struck him in the eye, and he gave him into custody—I took him to King's Cross Police-station; on the way he said, "I did not steal your watch"—he made no statement when charged at the station—I did not find the watch—the other man got away—the prose
<lb/>cutor seemed excited—he did not appear to me to have been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said the prosecutor had struck you—you denied stealing the watch—I don't remember if you asked me to search you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner was searched at the station; no watch was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-164" type="surname" value="TETT"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector G</hi>). I took the charge against the prisoner—he denied stealing the watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the prosecutor came to the station he was excited and confused—he made two or three different statements about when you struck him—I asked him whether it was at the time the watch was stolen, or before or after—he said it was after the watch was stolen, and then he contradicted himself, but he was perfectly clear other
<lb/>wise—the prosecutor said he had been struck in the eye, but there was no mark—he said there were five of you there—he was quite positive that the prisoner was the man who took the watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, said that he was coming home from the Excelsior Hall, and that the prosecutor punched him on the nose, and that he never remembered the prosecutor wearing a watch and chain.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">In his defence, he stated that, on his way home, he stopped at a coffee-stall; that the prosecutor, who was drunk, argued about the loss of</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and that he afterwards ran up, and hit him (the prisoner) on the nose, and that he (the prisoner) went up to a constable.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-139-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in August</hi>, 1895.
<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions of felony and eight summary convictions for tree-pass and disorderly conduct were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> assaulting him, occasioning him actual bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 49, Tufton Street, Westminster—on December 19th, about eight p.m., I was in the Two Brewers, Tufton Street—the prisoner was in the bar—I had known him previously—I said, "Good evening, Mike; have you started work yet?"—he jumped off his seat, and said, "What has that to do with you?" used a foul expression, and challenged me to fight—the publican came up—the prisoner told hold of my collar, pulled me to the door, and when we got out a constable</p>
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<p>came up—the prisoner made a blow at me—the constable parted us—the prisoner seemed to be drinking—I was sober—I went away—the prisoner followed—the constable asked him to leave me—he followed me in Church Street and Smith's Square, calling me foul names, and challenging me to fight him again—I told him I did not care about having anything to do with him—the policeman took him away, and told him to go home, or he would take him in charge—I went away—I returned to the public-house to have my usual glass of beer before going to bed, with other men—they were in the bar, calling for drink—the prisoner rushed in—I was facing the bar—he rushed at me, and struck me with a knife, first touching me on the shoulder—I saw something; it cut my left eye—it bled—he rushed out of the place, saying he had got his own back—I fell forward when I got the blow—I gave him into custody—I gave him no provoca
<lb/>tion—we had fought previously with our hands; I was the better man, and thought I had done with it—I did not interfere with him, simply wishing him good evening.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-168" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MILTON</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 2, Hudson Terrace, Page Street, Westminster—on December 19th, about eight p.m., I was in the Two Brewers public-house, in Little Tufton Street, with the prosecutor—the prisoner was with four or five men in the house—when the prosecutor came in he said, "Good evening, Ted," and we talked and drank—when he saw the prisoner sitting in the corner, the prosecutor went to him, and said, "Hallo, Mike, not jolly well started working yet?"—the prisoner used some disgusting language, words followed, and the landlord ordered them out—the prisoner said, "Come outside and fight, and I will make you talk French"—when I got outside, a constable came up; the prosecutor walked away through Smith's Square; the prisoner followed him, calling him names, to Church Street, where the constable stopped the prisoner—I returned to the public-house—the prosecutor came in, and we had two glasses of ale, and had been there three or four minntes, when the prisoner rushed in, and tapped the prosecutor on the shoulder—I saw something glitter in his hand—the prisoner felled the prosecutor, and ran to the door, holloa
<lb/>ing "I have got my own back"—the prosecutor was picked up off the ground—he was bleeding from the eye—when the prisoner got outside he was given in charge of a constable—the prosecutor was sober—the prisoner had been drinking, but was not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I never saw "Long Joe" there—the prosecutor put his handkerchief to his eye—I did not say to Cook, "I think he has stabbed you; lock him up"—I do not know Cook's brother he has worked on the same job five or six weeks—I have known him three months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-169" type="given" value="GIFFARD"/>GIFFARD DANE</persName> </hi> (523
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). About 7.45 p.m. on December 19th I saw the altercation between the prosecutor and the prisoner outside the Two Brewers—I requested them to go away—the prosecutor went away—they afterwards commenced another altercation in Church Street—I told the prisoner if he did not go home I should take him into custody—he said he would, and he did so he was sober; he had had something to drink—about 8.15 my attention was attracted by a crowd—I saw the prisoner, who appeared very excited—he was shouting, "Come outside!" "Fight me!" and "I have got my own back now!"—I saw the prose
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<p>stabbed—I took him away—I took the prisoner into custody—I asked the prisoner what he had stabbed him with—he said, "I have not stabbed him at all, I hit him with my bare knuckles"—I took him to the station—he resisted at first, but afterwards came quietly—the prosecutor was sober—I looked for, but could not find, a knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I told you to go indoors; I did not know your name—you went in, saying you were going to have a wash, and came out about half an hour afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-170" type="given" value="FRANK RICHARD PROCTOR"/>FRANK RICHARD PROCTOR SIMS</persName> </hi>. I am Divisional Surgeon at Rochester Row Police-station—I was called to attend the prosecutor—I found an incised wound, about one inch long, on the prominence of the left cheek—it went through the skin, showing the muscles beneath it—it could have been produced by a sharp instrument, or by a sharp blow of the knuckles, but more likely by a knife—I put a stitch in it—the prisoner appeared sober; I did not examine him particularly—there was nothing about him to strike me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I believe the gaoler examined your hand the next morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-171" type="given" value="GIFFARD"/>GIFFARD DANE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner was brought before Mr. Sheil—he called the Magistrate's attention to his eye and knuckles—there was a slight mark under his eye, and a couple of swellings on his knuckles.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-172" type="surname" value="RICHARD"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-172" type="given" value="JOSEPH AUSTER"/>JOSEPH AUSTER RICHARD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">A witness prevent on behalf of the Prosecu
<lb/>tion, but called at the Prisoner's request.</hi>) I am the landlord of the Two Brewers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see the prosecutor fall—you had had words with him, I cannot tell you how often—your wife told me you were in trouble, and I paid your fine, 3s.—you paid me back—your mate, Dick Flinn, took charge of your watch and chain, but I do not know anything about your troubles—I did not see the assault.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's defence was, that he had been constantly annoyed by the prosecutor, who was a pugilist, and merely struck out with his fists to defend himself: no knife was found, and if he had intended to stab him he would not be likely to touch him on the shoulder first; but, before God and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">he declared he did not stab him.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-141-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to a common assault on Joseph Medawar.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own Recognizances, and one surety of</hi> £100
<hi rend="italic">each, to come up for judgment when called upon.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Thomas Watts, tried this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, January</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GILL, BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KNOWLES</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Ward, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Lea.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-177" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Offord and Son, carriage builders, of George Street—on September 27th the prisoner Barton called and gave his name, "Barton Hylfield, of Windsor"—he wanted a second-hand brougham, which had been advertised—it was sold, and I showed him several others—he picked out one, 165X, at sixty-five guineas, and said he would let us know if it suited, by Thursday or Friday, if we would put brass lamps—he was to send for it—on September 14th a man came with a horse, and took the brougham away—I went to 107, Praed Street, Pad
<lb/>dington, a shop with two bicycles in the window, and saw Barton outside the shop—I told him I had got the trap lamps, and touched the carriage up—he said, "I will return it in eight days if it has to be changed colour," and that he was going to show it to his wife at Wimbledon—I agreed to that, and went away, leaving the brougham there—I next saw it on the Friday after these proceedings were taken, in Mr. Maddock's possession, in the warehouse of Mr. Harrison, pawnbroker—he never informed me that he was an undischarged bankrupt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barton.</hi> Your address was written down by my clerk—I would not have parted with the brougham without that—I had my orders verbally, but never saw any letter—the correspondence was done in the office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-178" type="given" value="SIDNEY HERBERT"/>SIDNEY HERBERT SIMONS</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman to Offord and Son—on December 8th I received this letter: "Dear Sir,—In reference to my call yesterday, I have determined to give it a trial; if you will send a pair of brass lamps, I will send for it to-morrow morning.—C. B."—I believed he wanted to purchase the brougham for the use of his wife—I sent this letter in reply. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the brougham was ready to be sent for.</hi>) That is in the writing of one of our clerks—we charged an extra five guineas for any extra work to be done—a man and horse were sent, and the brougham was sent to Praed Street—we applied for payment, and received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that a month's trial was promised, and that it was on the hire-purchase system.</hi>) This was a cash transaction, and not on the hire-purchase system—we could not succeed in getting the money or the carriage, though we wrote to him several times—there was nothing in the state of the weather to prevent his trying it; it was a close carriage—here is another letter (
<hi rend="italic">Asking Barton to send a cheque for the money.</hi>), and another (
<hi rend="italic">Asking Barton to return the brougham, and stating that they must charge for a month' shire</hi>). I had no answer to that—here is another letter (
<hi rend="italic">promising to send a cheque at tfie end of the week</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barton.</hi> I wrote to High Street, Wembley—I never saw you personally—we applied for the money before we communicated with the police—we have found the brougham, but have been unable to get it back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-179" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-179" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SANSETT</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Harrison, a pawnbroker, of 43, Wardour Street—on October 4th Barton called; I had never seen him before—he said that he had a brougham which he had purchased a fortnight before for £65, and wished to raise a small loan on it—I said that I would if he would bring it down; he brought it the same evening, with the prisoner Hanns, and I gave him £15; it was warehoused with our carman—he came again on the 15th, and said</p>
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<p>he had been disappointed in receiving money, and wanted a loan of £6 more, which I gave him—he called again about the 23rd, and said he wanted a further advance of, £10, which I gave him, and said that that was the limit, I could lend no more; he called again two or three days afterwards and asked for more, but I declined—on the evening he called with the brougham a coachman was driving it; I think he had a coachman's cape on; I am not certain—he said he bought the brougham for use in his business—he produced this paper, "G. Barton, Esq., to Messrs. Offord. Second-hand brougham, painting shafts and changing lamps, as agreed, £63"—he said that he was a wholesale caterer, of 4, Featherstone Buildings—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>) is the contract note I gave him on the last occasion of my making an advance. (
<hi rend="italic">Giving power of sale if not redeemed within a month.</hi>) It was afterwards shown to Mr. Baker, who said that he had a place at Wembley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Hanns took no part in the transaction; he never spoke—I only saw him once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The first conversation took place in our office with Bar
<lb/>ton alone, and in the evening Hanns was in the brougham, and must have heard part of the conversation when Barton was standing outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-180" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-180" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK MOORE</persName> </hi>. I carry on business with Mr. Clark, at 33, Chancery Lane—on November 2nd I met Lea, whom I knew, in Holborn, near Gray's Inn; he asked me if I was disposed to advance some money on a pawn-broker's contract—I refused—later in the day I met him again in Hol
<lb/>born, when he said that the contract note was for a brougham, and that the man wanted £3 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to make up an amount; he took me to a public-house, and introduced me to Barton—Hanns was not there—just at that moment my partner, Mr. Clark, came in; I introduced him to Barton and said, "Do you think this is all right?" and showed him the contract note which Lee had given me—I said, "Is it a new one?"—Barton said, "Not quite, but it is worth £60," and that he wanted £3 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to make up an amount to pay away—it was then 3.45 p.m.—my partner advanced £3, and got this contract note. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated November 2nd, in addition to former advances to Grant Barton, and endorsed to Clark.</hi>) This was carried out at the end of the bar, Lea and Barton being at the other end—I did not get my £3 back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barton.</hi> I wrote a letter to Grant Barton, care of Barton, Esq., which would reach you by the first post on Saturday morn
<lb/>ing—I have a copy of it, if you choose to ask for it—this is it: "Novem
<lb/>ber 10th, 1896. Dear Sir,—I am not accustomed to such bad treatment; you do not keep faith and do not keep your appointments; unless you repay me, I shall claim the carriage from the pawnbrokers"—I do not know whether I got any answer to that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. I knew Lea as a commission agent.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-181" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-181" type="given" value="HOWARD"/>HOWARD COX</persName> </hi>. I am the Official Receiver in Bankruptcy for Brighton—I produce the file of proceedings in bankruptcy in the Brighton County Court—there was no petition; it was on a judgment summons—it was made originally to Charles S. Stanley, and was amended afterwards to Charles Bennett—I did not know him by the name of Barton—the amount of liabilities was £402; he put the assets down at £32; there was no dividend, and he is still an undischarged bankrupt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barton.</hi> You carried on the business of a restaurant keeper or a publican; I do not know whether there was any licence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-182" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES RAY</persName> </hi>. I live at Fernhurst, Hamilton Road, Reading—in September last I was in charge, at the Agricultural Hall, of Meeley's stall, the biscuit manufacturers, and Barton came to my stall and asked if I would give him a price list—he gave me this card, "Barton Brothers, Wholesale Caterers, Feathers tone Buildings, Holborn," and said he wanted the biscuits for the hotel and restaurant trade—I asked what sort of trade it was—a person with him said that they did a very large trade with hotels and restaurants—I showed him such biscuits as were suitable—he said they were just fhe thing for him—about a week later I sent Barton some samples and a type-written letter from Reading.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-183" type="surname" value="BUSBY"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-183" type="given" value="CHARLES LEVI"/>CHARLES LEVI BUSBY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Meeley and Co., of Reading—in October I received this letter: "Barton Brothers, late Perry and Barton. Gentlemen—Please forward one hundredweight of fancy biscuits, and a quarter hundredweight of rocks, also three dozen Triticolar,
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARTON AND</hi> Co."—we executed that order, in four cases, value £4 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the tins were marked with our name—we sent an in voice, but were never paid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-184" type="surname" value="ROE"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-184" type="given" value="PERCY RICHARD"/>PERCY RICHARD ROE</persName> </hi>. I am manager of a cycle manufactory at Wol
<lb/>verhampton—about October 23rd I received this letter: "Gentlemen, we have had several inquiries for machines at a moderate figure, for ladies. If you can do this, it may lead to further business,
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARTON BROTHERS</hi>"—we had no knowledge of that firm, and our secretary wrote this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that they were able to do ladies' machines at two and a-half percent, discount under price list, sent by post, and asking for a trial order.</hi>) We then got this letter: "If you care to send us one model A and one model B and C, will you send us samples? If you do not care to do it, do not trouble to reply"—we sent three cycles in a crate to Messrs. Barton Brothers, 4, Featherstone Buildings—we afterwards received a communi
<lb/>cation from the police, and saw our machines in their possession at Wolverhampton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barton.</hi> We sent an invoice—our man had instruc
<lb/>tions to see about your firm the following day—the machines would never have been delivered if he had gone to Featherstone Buildings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-185" type="surname" value="COKES"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-185" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COKES</persName> </hi>. I am a cycle dealer, of 104, Kingsland Road—I know the three prisoners—towards the end of October Lee spoke to me about some biscuits—I had never dealt in biscuits before—he said that some of them were specially made for cyclists, and that he wished to sell, for someone else, ten large boxes of them and nine small, for £2 10s.—I saw samples of two kinds—they were delivered at my place on a cab, and I paid the £2 10s.—I afterwards heard that the biscuits came from Hanns, whom I have known thirteen months—I knew that Lee acted for Hanns; he acted as commission agent in various little matters—a few days afterwards Lee came and said that he knew someone who had some bicycles for sale, which I could have at practically my own price; I believe it was for taking up a bill of sale, which I did not see—they were three bicycles without tyres, and were said to be Mr. Barton's property—he came with them, and I knew they were his, and who he was, I never knew what his business was, he showed me an invoice in which they were invoiced to him, but the top was turned back, and I only saw the lower portion; this is it—I noticed that this is not a receipt—I saw on the</p>
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<p>machines, where they were made—I did not think they would show me where they obtained them—I made an offer, which was not accepted, and eventually paid £12 for them—I did not then know that the police were keeping observation, but I knew it soon afterwards—I did not hear the names of Parker or Gregory mentioned—the bicycles were loose, not in crates.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. When I first gave an account of this, Barton was stand
<lb/>ing in the dock; I cannot give any reason why I talked about him before the Magistrate as "the other man"; my answers were prompted by the questions put to me—I thought his name was Barber; I had seen him twice before—I did not think it necessary to say that they belonged to the man who was standing in front of me—I saw Lee a few days after I bought the bicycles, and made a few remarks which might cause him to keep away—I do not remember whether I said anything about Barton before I was asked whether he was "the other man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barton.</hi> We very seldom sell bicycles in November; they would have to be kept till the spring; I did not notice where they came from; the trade-mark was on them, and the wrappings; they would show the maker, but not the dealer—you said something about them being your property—I first offered you £10 10s., and extended it to £12—you called on me a day or two afterwards, and said that you had a right to sell the bicycles to anybody you pleased.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KNOWLES</hi>. Lee did not introduce me to Barton; I had seen him before—I dealt with Barton, and paid him—I looked upon Lee as a commission agent, and not as the principal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not know that I was buying the bicycles under their value; I am surprised to hear what they cost.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY SLATER</persName> </hi>. I live at 327, High Holborn, and am land-lord of 4, Featherstone Buildings—I let a room there on the second floor to Barton in September last, for five weeks certain, at 14s. a week; he paid the rent in advance—this is the rent book; it is in my manager's writing—Barton remained over five weeks, and I got the rent weekly, except once, when two weeks were paid in advance—when I went for the rent I sometimes saw Barton, and sometimes the younger clerk—I do not recognise anybody here—there were two furnished offices on the second floor; one room divided.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-187" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-187" type="surname" value="VERRALL"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-187" type="given" value="ALBIN"/>ALBIN VERRALL</persName> </hi>. I am a shop assistant, and live at Highbury—in October I advertised, and Barton replied, and I entered into his employ
<lb/>ment at Featherstone Buildings—I was to be employed as traveller in the wholesale papering business—I deposited £5, and my salary was to be 25s. a week—I was to have a round, ready for me—the business was described on the letter paper as "Barton Brothers"—I saw Hanns there every day, and Barton not so often—I employed my time in writing and in taking in goods; I was never shown the round I was to go—I became suspicious, but stayed till I got my £5 back—I saw no sauce; there was no business done in supplying restaurants with beef-steak puddings; there were no beef-steak puddings there—a lot of tins of biscuits came, in ray absence—I saw them on the premises, and Lee took them away; I was told that they were for Mr. Parker, of Sevenoaks—Lee signed for them as Thomas Parker—this is partly in Lee's writing and partly in mine—I opened the biscuit cases; Hanns told me to</p>
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<p>do so—I remember a crate coming with three bicycles, and Lee brought this note: "Mr. Verrall,—Please deliver the three bicycles without tyres,
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. HANNS</hi>"—that is Hanns' writing—he gave me this receipt for them: "Received, per Gregory and Co.—W. L."—they were taken away on a cab—I never saw Parker with any of the firm of Gregory and Co.—this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">for</hi> £5) is in Hanns' writing, except the signature, and so are these three papers. (
<hi rend="italic">Letters to the Cycle Company, one of which was signed "A. C."</hi>) There is no person at that office whose initials are A. C.—I have seen cards like this in the place, "Barton Brothers, Wholesale Caterers"—the whole of these are signed by Hanns—during the last six days I was there, neither Hanns nor Barton came—Hanns used sometimes to come and take the letters away if Barton was not there—I believe this letter is Barton's writing; I got it while I was at the office: "Sir,—Should Mr. Hanns not be at the office, bring this letter to me; it is not necessary to mention to Mr. Hanns that I have written"—I did not know where the new office was—I asked Hanns about the works at Wembley he said he had never seen them—afterwards the police communicated with me, and I told them what I knew—whatever the business was, I conducted it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barton.</hi> You were engaged by agreement; this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the one I signed; I have never asked you to return it—I asked you the second week when you were going to put me on, and whether you thought I was not competent to do it—I never communicated with the police; they first communicated with me about two weeks after I was there—Sergeant Hailstone asked me to give what information I could—he said I could do as I pleased about staying on in the situation—I considered I was merely getting my money back—I never asked you to return my £5—I felt certain I should never get it back, except by staying on—I might have frightened it out of you if I had asked for it—I don't remember the police giving me any instructions; they asked me questions—I thought at first Hanns was manager, but afterwards I thought he was in the
<hi rend="italic">swim</hi>—I thought the
<hi rend="italic">swim</hi> was getting what you could for nothing, as I saw no bills paid, and there were no works at Wembley—I think I heard of bills of which payment was refused—he called when I was out, and Mr. Hanns could not see him—he took orders from Mr. Hanns—I went down to Wembley, and found that you had a furnished house there—you were not at the office when the bicycles were taken away; both orders were given by Hanns—I made a memorandum in writing to Marcs; I believe it must have been about October 10th—I saw them there on the day they were delivered—I acted under instructions—I said that I did not, but I made a mistake—the inner office was kept locked—I saw two sample ovens for keeping the beef-steaks hot; Hanns explained them to me—I had to write a price list.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KNOWLES</hi>. If I had been asked, I would have written all the orders—I should have written the whole of the letters produced to-day if Barton had asked me—I should not sign "Barton" without putting my initials as well—this signature is not Hanns', it is more like Barton's writing, but the "B" is somewhat different to his.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLS</hi>. I started at Featherstone Buildings on October 5th—I wrote to Lee on the 19th—I had not seen Lee between the 15th and the 19th; October 21st was the first time I saw Lee—I</p>
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<p>handed this receipt to him when he came—Lee took nothing away but the bicycles and the biscuits when I was there—he did not use the office; I did not look upon him as my employer, or as a servant—he brought a written order from somebody else on each occasion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see Barton during the last week—I believe the last time I saw him was the Friday or Saturday during the fourth week—I do not know whether there were such people as Parker, or Gregory and Co.—Hanns told me nothing about the business carried on at Praed Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-188" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MATHERSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Alliance Company—I had a tenant named Hasseman at 7, Praed Street—I went there in June; Hanns was introduced to me, and I accepted him at £120 a year—he said that he was going to carry on a bicycle business as the Imperial Bicycle Bazaar—he remained four months—I went there in November, and found the place empty—he paid no rent for June or the other quarter—I did not know that he was an undischarged bankrupt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KNOWLES</hi>. Hasseman had been in possession of the place two years, and he introduced Hanns, who bought Hasseman's business; it was simply the same business continued—it was an under
<lb/>stood thing that £30 for rent due from Hasseman should be deducted from the purchase-money to be paid by Hanns—I have heard from several people that Hanns is interested in a reversion of about £1,700, and that on the strength of that he bought this business; I do not know that it was a good business when he sold it to Barton—I did not know that Hanns was going away, or that he was negotiating a sale to Barton—there was no knowledge of any change of tenancy—I made inquiries of his friends, and believe that before be got into trouble Hanns was a thoroughly honest man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I supposed it was a
<hi rend="italic">bond fide</hi> thing, and I was satisfied—he never paid any rent; I have been in his shop several times.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-189" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-189" type="given" value="CHARLES FREDERICK"/>CHARLES FREDERICK WOOD</persName> </hi>. I was employed at 107, Praed Street; I went there in June, and stayed till the prisoners were taken in custody—there were no clerks or book-keepers—the place was called the Imperial Cycle Bazaar—the stock in October was oil—I took the letters to the top of Praed Street, and met Mr. Hanns or Mr. Barton there, and let them have them—I recollect the police coming to the shop—I never noticed a nice new brougham come to the shop, with a horse and a man in livery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barton.</hi> I have seen you there; you employed me as manager—a coachman came to ask for Mr. Barton, for orders—I went once to your house at Wembley—I did not go down to groom the horse—I have groomed a horse—I saw your horse in the stable, about September I think.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KNOWLES</hi>. Harris was my master—there was another servant there regularly, who used to do the repairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I thought Barton was manager—I do not know who the house belonged to.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-190" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-190" type="given" value="HOWARD WILLIAM"/>HOWARD WILLIAM COX</persName> </hi>. I produce the file in the bankruptcy of Herbert and William Henry Hanns, brick-makers—they were adjudicated bankrupts on September 17th, 1887—William Henry did not obtain his discharge, but the other partner did.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">A. VERBALL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have seen the documents signed page by page in the name of Hanns—that is Hanns' writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KNOWLES</hi>. I am almost positive it is his, but it is nine years ago.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970111-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970111-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-191" type="surname" value="HAILSTONE"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-name-191" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HAILSTONE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E</hi>). On November 2nd I com
<lb/>menced observations on the three prisoners, at 4, Featherstone Buildings, and at 10 a.m. I saw a crate containing three ladies' bicycles, with a piece of cardboard attached—I saw Barton go to a public-house, and leave at two p.m.—I followed him to Muller's public-house, where he joined Lee, and I placed myself near him in the bar, and heard him say, "The bicycles have come," and they both laughed—on November 3rd, at ten a.m., I saw Barton and Lee in the same public-house; they left it at eleven a.m.—I followed them to Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus—they returned to Mooney's, where they met Hanns and two other men—I followed them to Featherstone Buildings, and the bicycles were still standing in the passage—he returned to the public-house; Barton and Hanns stopped in High Holborn—one man disappeared, one stopped at Featherstone Buildings, and Lee went in—the bicycles were brought down and put on a cab; Lee got in; Barton and Hanns, who were standing further on, got into the cab—they went to Mr. Colson's shop, who took the bicycles off the cab, but they were put back—they looked about to see if they were being watched—I returned to Mooney's public-house, and saw Barton drinking—on November 7th, at eleven a.m., I went to 4, Featherstone Buildings, and saw Verrall; he took over my letters in the Imperial Buildings—Barton and Lee were standing in the doorway; they all went up to the second floor—on November 9th, a communication was received from the Wolverhampton Police, in con
<lb/>sequence of which I went to Imperial Buildings, and saw Hanns and Lee go—they returned, and I followed them to the Punch Tavern—I went in and asked if their names were Hanns and Lee, and said, "You will have to go to Bow Street"—Lee said, "I have nothing to do with it; let me go; I have something in my pocket I will give you if you will promise to destroy it as soon as you have read it"—it was this letter—(
<hi rend="italic">Requesting Lee to meet him at the Punch, and saying</hi>, "Remember in all matters silence is golden")—addressed "At the Punch, Ludgate: Impor
<lb/>tant.—G. B."—I handed him over to another officer, and arrested Barton—I said, "Your name is Barton?"—he said, "No"—I said, "Yes, you are Barton Brothers, of Featherstone Buildings"—he said, "No"—I told him again—he said, "I have nothing to do with the bicycles Hanns ordered them; the business I do is legitimate—they were taken to Wolverhampton, that they might be re-arrested and brought to London—I have been to Wembley; Barton has a private house there, but there are no works—I found the rent-book of Featherstone Buildings on Hanns, on his arrest, and these papers at the office on the day after they were arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barton.</hi> I think they were closed; I don't think you had seen them. (
<hi rend="italic">There were from Clark, complaining that he had not been properly treated.</hi>) The man who walked away is named Richardson; he occupies No. 6, Imperial Buildings—something came to I my knowledge in October, in consequence of which I saw Verrall, and heard you had had £5 from him—I saw Verrall three or four times, and</p>
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<p>requested him to take the names and addresses of firms—the bicycles were taken in in an open manner, but the way they were got is very funny.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KNOWLES</hi>. I first saw the bicycles on a railway van in Featherstone Buildings; they had not been delivered; then I next saw them at Featherstone Buildings, and there they stayed till Banns directed them to take them up to the office; I heard every word—these people did nearly all their business in public-houses—Moon's is a house where well-bred men do business—it is a house of high reputation—I call it very unusual to take letters there and not stop a moment and look round to see if they are being watched—one of the witnesses had com
<lb/>municated to them the knowledge that they were being watched by me—if there was a principal, it was Hanns; I look upon him as the leader—I have seen him go to Verrall, and ask him if he has seen Barton, when he has not left Barton two minutes—it is not consistent with innocence that, knowing they were being watched, they should take measures to secure themselves.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLS</hi>. I heard the first conversation on November 2nd, when the bicycles were delivered from the van—they were invoiced to Barton Brothers, not to Barton—I went to Bow Street as soon as they were delivered—they were not examined there—they remained in the office all that day, and all night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barton.</hi> I found some letters from a firm at Ipswich among the papers, and some samples.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-192" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WALTERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E.</hi>) On November 26th, the three prisoners were brought up at Wdlverhamptom Police Court and dis
<lb/>charged, and I re-arrested them on a warrant for obtaining the bis
<lb/>cuits, and brought them to London; Barton and Hanns made no reply—Lee said, "I have a clear answer to the charge"—I went to 22, Powis Square, Bayswater, where Barton was living, and to 24, Hartland Road, Kilburn, where Hanns was living—I found two letters at Hanns' address; and at Barton's, the invoice for the brougham and two letters to him—I went to Sevenoaks, and inquired for Thos. Parker, but could find no such person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barton produced a written defence, stating that he did not personally and actually obtain the goods by fraud, and that the case was got up entirely by the police; that the monthly accounts were payable on the</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th of the month, and he was arrested on the</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th; that his office was raided, and all his papers taken away, and the Prosecution had manufactured evidence against him; that he intended to redeem the goods which he had pledged, but he did not pay for his goods before payment was due or even asked for; that if there was any fraud, it was not with his knowledge, as he intended to carry on a bonafide business; that if he intended fraud, he should have borrowed a larger sum on the brougliam; and that Hanns ordered the bicycles, and they were sold under pressure.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BARTON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970111-142-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18970111-142-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-142-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-142-18970111 t18970111-142-punishment-33"/>Four Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HANNS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18970111-142-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18970111-142-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-142-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18970111-142-punishment-34" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18970111-142-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-142-punishment-34" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-142-18970111 t18970111-142-punishment-34"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18970111-142-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18970111-142-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-142-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18970111-142-punishment-35" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18970111-142-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18970111-142-punishment-35" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-142-18970111 t18970111-142-punishment-35"/>of Conspiracy.—Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COUR</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, January</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES HENRY YELL</hi> (51)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18970111-143-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering anendorsement on an order for the payment of £8 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6d., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-194" type="given" value="HOWARD"/>HOWARD HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I live at Broxbourne, and practise there as a medical man—I attend Mr. Horace Smith Bosanquet at Broxbournebury—I last saw him the day before yesterday; he is nearly seventy—he is in a very weak condition, having had an attack of influenza about Christmas—he has not yet recovered, and is not in a fit state to come here—in my opinion it would be dangerous to his life or health to travel here in this weather—he is a highly nervous man—he is not in bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970111-name-195" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WISE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector.</hi>) I was present at the Guildhall Police Court on January 11th, and heard Mr. Horace Smith Bosanquet give evidence, after being sworn—I saw him sign his deposition—this is his writing—the prisoner was represented by a solicitor, who had the opportunity to cross-examine Mr. Bosanquet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Deposition of Horace Smith Bosanquet was read as follows: "</hi> I am of no occupation. I reside at Broxbournebury, Hertfordshire. The cheque produced, marked C, for £8 2s. 6d., in favour of G. Tabor, Esq., dated October 9th, is signed by me. I put the cheque into an envelope with a letter addressed to Mr. Tabor, of 11, Copthall Court. I am not sure whether I did not address the letter to 8, Copthall Court. I crossed the cheque. It has passed through the bank, and been paid. I do not know the accused, I put the letter in our post-bag, for posting. The cheque was returned to me by my bankers; then I had a letter from Mr. Tabor, and I then sent him the cheque; that was after it had passed through my bankers.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE SMITH BOSANQUET</hi>."</p>
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