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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 5th, 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
<hi rend="smallCaps">GAINSFORD BRUCE</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">REGINALD</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">HANSON</hi>, Bart., M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-1" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, Knt., M.P., Lieutenant-Colonel
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-3" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-4" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-6" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK PRATT ALLISTON</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD CLARENCE HALSE</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-7" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the City of London Court; 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="t18970405-name-8" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Esq. Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT HARGREAVES ROGERS</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WEBSTER GLYNES</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD CLARENCE 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. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The second wife stated that he had behaved very cruelly to her, and had deserted her several times.—
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<lb/>taining half-a-crown and a silk handerchief;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-278-18970405 t18970405-278-punishment-5"/>Discharged on Recognizances.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgement respited.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970405-282-offence-1 t18970405-name-21"/>Abraham Dafe</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-282-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi> 71). On the early morning of February 11th I was on duty in Chatham Place, at the foot of Blackfriars Bridge, on the Middlesex side—I first saw Mr. Dafe half-way from the end of New Bridge Street and Chatham Place—he is about fifty years of age, but is a cripple and infirm—I saw the three prisoners there; Collier was on his left, and he hustled him: Barnes hustled him on his right side—Beecham came up to his right side, and dealt him a sweeping</p>
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<p>blow with his fist; I should say it struck him in the neck; his fist went up in that direction—Barnes and Collier walked hurriedly away, and Beecham crossed the carriage-way towards Chatham Place—the prosecutor fell down when he was struck; he was knocked down—I was in uniform—I stopped Barnes and Collier, and said, "You will have to come along with us, and see what you have done to this man"—they they said nothing—I left them in charge of Constable Lavertz, and ran across the road and stopped Beecham—I said to him, "You will have to come back and see what injury you have done to this man"—he said to Barnes, "You did this"—Barnes said, "It's a he; you did it yourself." It was Barnes and Beecham that done it—I sent them by a constable to the station, and also sent for an ambulance; I picked up the injured man; he was insensible, and was bleeding from the back of the head; he fell on the pavement, on the back of his head—I placed him on the ambulance, and sent him to the hospital; he was examined by the doctor—the prisoners seemed to make a laugh of it, and said I had made a mistake—I was standing about fifty yards from where this occurred—there were four or five big lamps near; there was no difficulty in seeing; the prisoners were sober—there was another one behind; I don't know what became of him; he had done nothing; he was some feet behind when this occurred.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Beecham.</hi> I saw you strike him—he lifted up his stick, and Barnes fell back—a young woman was there, and said she did not know which it was—she said to Beecham, "Yes, you did it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-23" type="given" value="MARIAN"/>MARIAN EMERY</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid and waitress at the George and Dragon, in St. John Street, Clerkenwell—I live at Lambeth—on the morning of February 11th, a little before one, I was walking along Bridge Street, going home, and was waiting for an omnibus at the Circus; I lost the last one, and also the train—I saw four or five men; the prisoners are two of them; Barnes was further on; I hailed a cab, and was speaking to the cabman—after the prisoners passed I walked behind them—one of them spoke to me—I saw them pass the old gentleman—Barnes and Collier hustled him, one on each side—Beecham went on his right, in front of Barnes, and struck him with his right fist—he fell on the back of his head; I stopped there; I went to the station that night—I did not say that Barnes struck the blow; I pointed to Beecham, and said, "You brute and coward—I am not sure which it was that struck the blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Collier.</hi> You did not say to the sergeant that you were innocent, and that the other man did it—I did not point to you as innocent; I pointed to you—you went on his left side and struck him I under the chin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-24" type="given" value="ANSELM"/>ANSELM LAVERTZ</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 260). On the early morning of February 11th I was on duty at Chatham Place—I saw Mr. Dafe crossing the road, and I saw the three prisoners behind him, with another not in custody; Collier pulled him to the left side, and purposely pushed against him and hustled him—Barnes went to the right of him, and pushed against him with his left shoulder, hustling him—Beecham followed behind Barnes, and struck him with his right hand under the chin; he seemed to fall on the back of his head; it struck the footway; I could hear the sound across the road—Beecham then crossed the road towards Black friars Bridge; the over two walked straight across the bridge—they</p>
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<p>were stopped and brought back—Beecham accused Barnes of knocking the man down—Barnes said, "It's a lie; you did it yourself"—Mrs. Emery came up and said, "The man is dead—Beecham knocked him down;" I was on fixed point duty at Chatham Place—the sergeant was standing just by, and I was near him on the next refuge, near the prisoners—I did not hear thef emale say to the sergeant, "That man is innocent."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FOULGER</hi>. I took the charge—the prisoners were sober; I saw no signs of drink.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-25" type="given" value="THOMAS HARRISON"/>THOMAS HARRISON BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at St. Bartholo
<lb/>mews at the time—I received Dafe when he was admitted—he was suffering from concussion and deafness; there was a wound at the back of his head, as if from a blow, which had knocked him down—he was under my care about three weeks; he was then sent in an ambulance to one of the infirmaries, and was an in-patient there, and several of our surgeons saw him; it was a most serious case; it was thought that his mind was affected; he is a cripple, and partly paralysed on the left side—his foot had been amputated thirty years ago—he gave his age as fifty-seven—he was very feeble, and was stone-deaf—I have not seen him once the end of February.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Collier.</hi> He was stone-deaf when I took him in hand—I can't say whether the deafness was caused by the blow.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-26" type="given" value="WILLIAM DEWEY"/>WILLIAM DEWEY BUNCOMBE</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer of the Bow Infirmary—I had known the prosecutor before this accident—I believe he was forty-nine years of age—he was not deaf before this, nor was his mind affected—I had him as a patient in the infirmary in 1895; at that time he had no deafness; he was a particularly intelligent man—he was then suffering from a chafed stump; he had had an amputation—on February 23rd I received him from Bartholomew's; at our infirmary; he seemed to be muddled, he could not understand my question, and upon investigation I found him to be absolutely deaf—I got him to bed as soon as possible—I afterwards examined him by writing—his mind was not by any means clear at times—he is is in my care now—I saw him this morning—his condition is more serious than it was; he is confined to his bed for the most part—his mind is a complete blank—the injury to the scalp has healed, but there is a puffy swelling over the seat of the puncture, which is indicative of a severe lesion—his life is decidedly in danger—in 1895 he was not at all deaf, but after this injury he was deaf.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-27" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BOOTH</persName> </hi> I am a reporter—I have been acquainted with Mr. Dafe some years—I saw him on the 18th February—this occurred after midnight—at that time he was not deaf, nor was his mind in the least affected—he was a sporting reporter, engaged with me on the
<hi rend="italic">Sportsman</hi>—he was physically weak, but not mentally—he had had paralysis, and that had left him rather feeble in body, but not at all mentally.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Beecham, in his defence, stated that he was going home at the time this occurred; that in passing the prosecutor he merely touched him; tint the prosecutor lifted his sticky and Barnes, thinking he was going to hit him, struck him a blow.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Collier stated that he had got fifteen paces ahead of the others at the time of the occurrence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">BEECHAM</hi>*—
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<hi rend="italic">Two Months.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BARNES</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Months'.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GRAVES</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18970405-283-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a receipt for £3, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. H. C. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18970405-name-29" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-29" type="surname" value="CHAFFIN"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-29" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN CHAFFIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Milton Street, Euston Square—I was a depositor in the Post Office Savings Bank—I opened my account by pay
<lb/>ing in £12, and in July, 1895, I sent a post-office authority for the with
<lb/>drawal of £2—this is my signature—not being a good scholar I got the prisoner to fill up the other portions—I can write my own name—I am 19—I have been to school, but was kept away a good deal—the prisoner lodged in the same house as me—he went away about the middle of October—I lost £2 10s. and a watch when he left—I found that someone had been withdrawing my money—I had asked the prisoner to draw out some—I was married, and wanted my money, but found there was not enough to draw—about three months ago I saw the prisoner near the Regent's Park, and gave him into custody—he said, "You won't get anything if you come up against me"—I never told him to draw out this money—I never tried to draw any out by telegraph—I did not know how to do it—my book was kept in my box along with my watch and money—it was not locked—anyone could get at it that wished.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-30" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the post-office in Euston Road—on September 11th I received a notice of withdrawal from the Essex station—I sent a telegram to the head office, and on receiving a reply I paid a sovereign to the person who produced the book and warrant—I recognise the prisoner as the person—I entered it in the book, but the words have been erased—on October 5th I was again on duty—a notice of withdrawal was brought to me by telegraph for £3 by the prisoner, and I handed the money to Miss Seward, and saw her pay him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-31" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE MARY"/>CHARLOTTE MARY SEWARD</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the post-office in High Street—I was on duty at the North-Western office in Euston Road—I paid the sum of £3 to the person who produced this warrant—I don't know the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-32" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-32" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE PEACOCK</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the post-office, 402, Euston Road—on September 22nd I was on duty there—this telegraph notice of with
<lb/>drawal for £2 was brought to me—I paid the money to the person who brought it—I do not recognise him.</p>
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<persName id="t18970405-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-33" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-33" type="surname" value="BULT"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-33" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH BULT</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the same post-office—on September 25th I was on duty there—I got this notice from another office and paid £1 on the production of the book and warrant—I do not identify the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t18970405-name-34" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, of 43, Regent Square, Gray's Inn Road—on February 26th I received this letter by post from Hollo
<lb/>way Prison—I know the handwriting—the prisoner worked for me for about four years—he bore a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SAVILL</persName> </hi>. I am a warder in Holloway Prison—this letter was given to me there by the prisoner—I had supplied him with the paper at his request.</p>
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<persName id="t18970405-name-36" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-36" type="given" value="GEORGE SMITH"/>GEORGE SMITH INGLIS</persName> </hi>. I am an expert in handwriting, at Red Lion Square, Holborn—I have had submitted tome this letter, with the various notices and this banking book—I say that all the signatures, except three, are in the handwriting of the prisoner, but disguised—I produced tracings of the originals.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-37" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE CLEEVE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Cleeve, of 23, Wilton Street, Euston Square—I know the prisoner as a lodger—he occupied the same room as Chaffin—the last time I saw him was in October—he went away suddenly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-38" type="given" value="CHARLES HAVELOCK"/>CHARLES HAVELOCK DRAKE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Sayings Bank Depart
<lb/>ment of the Post-office—I produce a certified copy of the account 12094, in the name of E. Chaffin.</p>
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<persName id="t18970405-name-39" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-39" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD NURSEY</persName> </hi> (99
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). I was in company with Sergeant Allan in Park Street, on 29th October—I saw Chaffin running after the prisoner—I stopped the prisoner—he said to Chaffin, "Ted, you are not going to charge me; if so, you won't get anything"—when he was charged he said, "It's true I had it"—that was with regard to the watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-40" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant F</hi>). I was with Nursey when the prisoner was arrested—on the way to the station Chaffin accused him of sending telegrams to the post office and getting money—he made no reply to that—with regard to the watch, he said he had £2 10s. in hard cash, and one metal watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "On each occasion I wrote the cards he always signed his own name, and he had all the money himself."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: A fortnight after I stole the £2 10s. we made it up, and I promised to pay him. He asked me to draw on six post-office warrants, and I did. I did it six times before; since then I paid him several instalments; about Christmas I disappeared, and got locked up; and since then he drew out the money himself, and accused me of it. He left it all in my hands. He said, "It does not matter; you can write for it yourself; it will be all right." He came to the post-office with me. Alto
<lb/>gether, I drew about £12 or £13. I have been six weeks in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-283-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18970405-284-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Steal
<lb/>ing two mandolines, a violin, a banjo, and other articles, of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANKS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEDDON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-44" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>. I keep a lodging-house at 76, Charlotte Street—early in February, Platzer came, and engaged one room; Franks came the same day—there were three altogether; they remained six days—they occupied one room on the second floor—the room underneath was a kind of sitting-room, with a pianoforte, and a quantity of musical instru
<lb/>ments stored in the corner—they had nothing to do with that room, but they went in to see it—the first day they came Platzer borrowed the key to try the piano—they were not really musical; they said they were, but they played very badly—they left on Friday, the 5th, without notice—after they had gone I missed the violin, banjo, and other things, and I at once gave notice to the police—the things were worth over £15—I afterwards saw them at West Ham Police-court, besides things which I had not missed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You went away on the Friday—I missed the things on the Sunday morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-45" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-45" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE KING</persName> </hi>. I live with my aunt, Mrs. Hayward, at 25, New Street—she lets lodgings—on Tuesday, March 2nd, Platzer took a back room</p>
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<p>downstairs, and on the 3rd Franks came, and they both occupied the same room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On the Wednesday morning I knocked at your door, and you answered—Franks came by himself—you were then in your room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-46" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT YALE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, D</hi>). On March 3rd I went to 25, New Street, and in a back bedroom on the first floor I found this violin and other things—the two prisoners occupied that room; they were not there at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-47" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SIMMONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, D</hi>). On March 13th I charged the two prisoners with stealing these things—Platzer said, "I am perfectly innocent of this charge, as the lady from Fitzroy Square can prove"—the instruments were all stolen at the same time—a man named Ebble has been convicted for stealing the mandoline.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner Defence</hi>: I moved from the lodging on the Friday because I had a quarrel with the man who was convicted in the other Court. He said he took the mandoline to raise money on. I told him not to do it, and it came to blows between us, and, fearing I might get implicated, I left, and don't know anything more about the matter. I did not know that Franks was connected with the theft, and I thought the others were respectable. I have never been convicted, and I have good testimonials.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-284-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—(
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 467).</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-54" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BURTON</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of 50, Rodney Street, West-minster—on March 18th, at about eleven p.m., the prisoner came in for two quarterns of flour, which came to 9d—he gave me a five-shilling piece, and I gave him 3s. change—he said, "I don't mean to take the flour to-night; I will call for it in the morning"—that made me sus
<lb/>picious; I examined the coin, and followed him—I met a constable; he told me to follow him, and I pointed the prisoner out to him, who was he company with several men and women—I said to the constable, "I charge this man"—he said nothing—I saw him searched; another crown piece was taken from his waistcoat pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WAKEMAN</persName> </hi> (252
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). On March 18th I was on duty—Mr. Burton spoke to me, and he and I followed the prisoner—Mr. Burton pointed him out to me—I said, "I want you to come back to the shop you have just left"—he said, "It is fifteen months for me"—he pretended to be</p>
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<p>drank, but he was sober—I searched him at Mr. Burton's and found a counterfeit crown in his waistcoat pocket, in a pouch under his waistcoat, attached to a belt; there were pockets as well; these are the two crowns—I also found 2s. in silver and 31/2d. in bronze in his trousers pocket—the prosecutor gave him in custody and he said, "There is fifteen months for me"—he gave a correct address at a common lodging-house—he walked a few yards before he began to be drunk—he did not appear intoxicated at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these crowns are both counterfeit, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I got the 5s. selling papers round Victoria Station. Two young, well-dressed gentlemen came and asked me if I had 10s. worth of coppers; I gave it to them; I did not know they were bad."</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-287-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18970405-288-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18970405-name-58" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-58" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-58" type="given" value="LILIAN RUTH"/>LILIAN RUTH COOK</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of John Cook, who has two shops in Pcckham, a tobacconist's and a newspaper shop—on March 7th, I was in the tobacconist's department, and about 7.30 p.m. a person, whom I believe to be the prisoner, because he used to come very often, came in and asked for a pennyworth of shag—he tendered a florin, and I gave him 1s. 11d. change, and put the florin in the till, on top of the silver—I cannot say whether there were other florins there—I took it out three or five minutes afterwards, and am perfectly certain it was the same coin—I sounded it and believed it was good and put it back again—I had a good look at it—a lady looked into the shop and wanted change, and, being doubtful of the coin, I sent it into the next shop by Bessie Cook—my father came and made a communication to me—my cousin was in the shop—the same person, I believe, came again on the Friday, for a penny-worth of shag, and gave me a florin—I asked if he had no smaller coin—he said, "No"—I said, "I must get change"—I communicated with Miss Dawes, and my father came and had a conversation with the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am not positive now that you are the man, but I was at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-59" type="given" value="BESSIE LILY"/>BESSIE LILY COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a cousin of the last witness—on March 17th I was with her at the tobacconist's nhop when the prisoner came in—I have no doubt of him—I took the coin in—my uncle—on March 26th was called into the shop, and saw the prisoner and a constable, and had no doubt that he was the same man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew you because you put me in mind of some
<lb/>one I know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-60" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOK</persName> </hi>. I am the father of the first, and the uncle of the last witness—on the evening of March 17th the last witness brought me a coin; I examined it, and came to the conclusion that it was not genuine—handed it back to my daughter the same night, and it was kept in the shop till it was handed to the police on the 26th, the day that Miss Davis brought me a coin; I examined it, and came to the conclusion that it was bad—I got a constable, and went to the shop; my daughter was there, and the prisoner—I said to the prisoner, "Do you know you have</p>
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<p>given me a bad coln?"—he said, "No"—I said, "I believe you are the same man as tendered a similar coin before"; he denied it, and I called the constable in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-61" type="given" value="LENA"/>C. LENA DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Cook—I heard a knock at the wall on the 26th, and went in and received a florin, and took it to Mr. Cook.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-62" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-62" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROBERTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On March 26th Mr. Cook made a com
<lb/>munication to me, and I went and waited outside his shop—he called me in, and I saw the prisoner there—Mr. Cook said that he believed the prisoner had been there before with a florin, and asked his niece if she remembered him; she said that she did—I cook him to the station, and asked where he slept the night before; he said, "Nowhere"—I found nothing on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-63" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these two florins are bad, and from different moulds.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-288-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18970405-289-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing a packet containing fifty sovereigns, the money of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-66" type="given" value="HAROLD"/>HAROLD BODE</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Cook and Son—in July, 1895, I was cashier at the Lucerne branch—the prisoner was in their service as courier to a party, and I gave him three parcels, containing gold, marked with the initials of the firm, for which he gave me this receipt—I told him to pay the amount at the head office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-67" type="given" value="DANIEL GEORGE"/>DANIEL GEORGE PAINE</persName> </hi>. I am in Cook and Son's employ—on July 8th I received a communication from Mr. Bode at Lucerne, in consequence of which I expected the prisoner; he did not come on Saturday, the 6th, or Monday, the 8th, and I went to the address he gave, and found it was a public-house—I made inquiries there, and went to Leman Street, and saw Mr. Muller, and from what he told me I went to the police and laid an information—f have never received a parcel containing fifty sovereigns—our place shuts at eight o'clock on Saturdays.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MUULLER</persName> </hi>. I am Secretary to the Home for German Artizans—the prisoner has lodged there many times—Mr. Payne came in July, 1895—the prisoner came there on Saturday and Sunday, July 6th and 7th; he gave me a small parcel wrapped in paper, containing about £1,500, and asked me to take care of it—that was not an unusual thing—he was sober—he came to me to return it, on Sunday morning, between nine and ten—I knew he was in Cook's employ, and that they did not open on Sunday, and I made a remark to that effect—I did not see him any more.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-69" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TRUBNER</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Pall Mall branch of Messrs. Cook—on March 6th last I was on an omnibus, and saw the prisoner—I got down and followed him—I told him I should arrest him, and asked him to follow me quietly—he said he would—I hailed a cab and took him to Ludgate Circus—the constable asked when it took place—I said June or July, 1896, and the prisoner said it was the year before that he was employed in the service.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-70" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). On March 6th, at 3.30, I found the prisoner detained at the station—I read the warrant to him for stealing £50, from Cook and Son, Ludgate Circus—he said, "I did not have the</p>
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<p>£50, I used to work for them"—he was brought up on Monday before Mr. Mead at the Thames Police-court, who gave him the usual caution; he said at first that he did not understand, and afterwards he said that he wished to plead guilty, that he got with some woman, and got some drink, and lost it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner produced a written defence, stating that he arrived in London with the packet on the Sunday, when the office was closed, and gave it to the secretary of the Home for safety; that he took it back; that he met a woman, got drunk or drugged, and when he came to himself he was on the Thames Embankment, and missed the packet; but that he had no dishonest intention.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-71" type="given" value="HAROLD"/>HAROLD BODE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). He was only a week in the employ—he went with a travelling party to Lucerne—we had a very high character as to his ability, but none as to his honesty—we made some inquiries and satisfied ourselves, before we trusted him with a party going on a tour.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970405-291-offence-1 t18970405-name-75"/>Renjiro Negiski</persName>, and stealing from his person a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-76" type="given" value="RENJIRO"/>RENJIRO NEGISKI</persName> </hi>. I am vice-manager to the Japan Steam Company—on Saturday, March 6th, I was in Euston Road at 12.25, and the prisoner came up—about thirteen yards from the paling a man came up, and asked where Euston Station was—I pointed it out to him—he followed me with two other men, and in a little while the other one came to me and struck me on my chest—I missed my watch, and found my chain hanging—I ran after the little one, and caught him—I said, "You took my watch; give it me back, or come to a police officer"—he struck me, and two others came and knocked me down, and then I noticed that my chain was gone—they knocked me down two or three times, and I lost consciousness—the prisoner was there when my chain was removed—I found he had been caught by a policeman, and charged him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear you speak to the other two men; you said to me, "Are you a sailor?"—I said, "No, I am living in London"—I swear you knocked me down three times by striking me on my face; the three of you struck me three times; it was not only you—I was struck between my eyes, and here, and here, and you kicked me—I saw you caught by a constable, and we went to Albany Street Station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-77" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SCHMIDT</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of Great Chesterfield Street—on Sunday morning, March 7th, I saw four men fighting in Euston Road—the prisoner was one; he is the tall one; the prosecutor is another—I saw him struck down three times by the prisoner—the other men got away—a policeman went after the prisoner, and took him—I went to the station that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the prosecutor the next morning; he had a dark bruise on his shoulder.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-78" type="surname" value="SCHMIDT"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-78" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SCHMIDT</persName> </hi>. I am a call boy—on March 7th I was in Euston</p>
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<p>Road, and saw the Japanese gentleman going after the prisoner—the prisoner came up and struck him three times, and knocked him into the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were not running with the other men—there were three struggles, in which you struck him on the side of the head and on his body—you said, "It is a shame to knock a man about like that"—I said, "Yes"—you were standing on the kerb—I pointed you out to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-79" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM CANHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a painter's labourer—I was in Euston Road this Sunday morning—I noticed a disturbance, and saw the prisoner go up to a gentleman and place his hand on his shoulder, at the same time giving him two blows between his neck and shoulders; he was knocked down—I called a constable, and we all went away together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He fell three times, but I won't be certain whether you struck the third blow—I said at the Police-court that you knocked him down three times.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-80" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER STONE</persName> </hi> (675
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). The prosecutor gave the prisoner into my charge—I took him to the station, and he was charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were running, but came to a standstill before I got to you; you were then about 200 yards from where this happened.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that he was on the outside of the crowd, and said that it was a shame, and that this was a case of mistaken identity.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-291-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890;
<hi rend="italic">and three other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-291-18970405 t18970405-291-punishment-17"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-292-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to felonously breaking and entering the counting-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970405-292-offence-1 t18970405-name-82"/>William Alfred Johnston</persName>, and stealing 4s., a coat and other articles, worth 30s.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judg
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE SIMPKINS</hi> (25)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970405-293-offence-1 t18970405-name-85"/>Army and Navy Auxiliary Co-operative Stores</persName>, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-86" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOON</persName> </hi>. I am manager of removals in the Furniture Department of the Army and Navy Auxiliary Stores; our foreman is Mr. J. Hole—when an order comes for removal Mr. Hole makes an estimate of the requirements—the foreman pays the men out of the money that is in his hands—he has to ascertain what money is required, and when he has paid it he returns the difference—he has to produce the receipts, and make up a bill, of which this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a sample—this is the regular form—he puts that in on his return, and the job is over—he has to set out all the items with the money that he expends each particular day, and he has to put down the sum total, and endorse it—the foreman pays in such balance as he has in hand—all the</p>
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<p>documents are simple to the foreman who supplies men—the foreman has to procure the men for the labour—we call him our removal foreman; he is employed on various jobs—this removal was from Clapham to Wreford, in Norfolk, and took place in January last year—the prisoner was employed as the job foreman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Holmes has been in the employment for some years—he was employed on this job in January last year, and has been fre
<lb/>quently employed ever since—when a removal is in London the foreman engages men of his own; when he is sent into the country he has to pro
<lb/>vide labourers; he would be gone about fifteen days—he would be re
<lb/>sponsible for all the furniture in his charge; he employs farm-labourers, and gets the best men he can—when the bills come in Mr. Hole gives them in—there generally is a small balance over, which we have to send for—the foreman is responsible for all, but it does not come out of his own money—if he engages a man one day, and he does not turn up the next, he would have to get another to supply his place—what the labourers call beer money, and so on, is not allowed—I have not had the management of this myself—we don't encourage drink—we annex "sundries"; that is, allowances—we don't make allowances in shape of beer money.</p>
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<persName id="t18970405-name-87" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-87" type="surname" value="HOLE"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOLE</persName> </hi>. I am out-door foreman in the Furniture Removal Depart
<lb/>ment of the Army and Navy Stores—on June 18th, last year, the prisoner was put on a removal from Amersham to Wreford—I gave him £15 as the estimate cost of the removal—he returned about June 26th, and presented his sheet, and gave me £1 2s. 11/2d., as the balance of the account, which was £13 17s. 101/2d.—this purports to be a receipt from John Rump for £2 15s.—here is another item of £4 4s., as a receipt from Durrant, and there is another item from a person named Martin, of 11s, 6d. each.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The £15 was given him before he started, and he re
<lb/>turned me the balance when he came back—the amount of labour was shown by the receipts, and the account was passed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. T. RUMP</hi>. I am an agent at Wreford for the Railway company—about the end of June, last year, I had instructions to assist the prisoner in the re
<lb/>moval of these goods—he did not give me any money, but asked me if I would make out an account for £2 16s.—I said I would, and he made out this account—I had nothing to add with it—I did it to oblige him—this is the receipt I gave him—I got 1s. 6d. from him for another little job which I earned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner paid the people he employed—there was a little bother about this, but I did it with my horses for him—they got into a mess, and I had to pull them out—I did that—I did not say I wanted something for my trouble—I don't know what was paid to the station-master—I only did this to oblige the prisoner—I had never done it before, and never will again—it has been a lesson to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was at the station when the goods were taken into the van from the truck—there was some trouble about it, and a good many people assisted.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was helping till the furniture was removed—I was backwards and forwards for Captain Kennedy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He never said anything about a receipt—my son can write—we had two pints of beer a day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner never asked me to sign anything—I told him my name; he never asked me for anything—he made out the receipt because my father could not write.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Before this the prisoner was for twelve years with the South London Pantechnicon—he has hitherto borne a very good character.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970405-298-offence-1 t18970405-name-102"/>James George Raynsford</persName> </rs>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970405-299-offence-1 t18970405-name-106"/>PhÅ“be Elizabeth Way</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<hi rend="italic">and the evidence was interpreted to Platzer.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 459.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HADDON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-110" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>. I keep a lodging-house at 76, Charlotte Street—in the beginning of February, Platzer took a room there; Franks came at the same time, and I believe they occupied the same room—they remained six days—there were three men; Platzer left on Friday night, and Franks the next day, and the third man on Sunday morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-111" type="given" value="MABEL HARRIETT"/>MABEL HARRIETT WELDON</persName> </hi>. My brother and father were boarding at 76, Charlotte Street, Kensington—I remember the prisoner Franks there—on March 3rd Mrs. McDurrell, who kept the house, made a communi
<lb/>cation to me, and I went to my bedroom, and missed nearly all my jewellery, value £120—this gold chain and bangle were among it—I saw Franks next day, and saw him next at the Police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-112" type="given" value="HENRY WALTER"/>HENRY WALTER WELDON</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Templeton Place—I kept my bicycle in the hall—it was there on March 3rd, and I missed it next morning—I saw it next at the Police-court, the following Saturday—this is it (
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-113" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE KING</persName> </hi>. My aunt, Mrs. Raymond, has a lodging-house at 25, Bute Street, Chelsea—on March 2nd Platzer took a back-room there, and next day Franks came, and brought things with him—they were both in and out all day on the Wednesday, and in the afternoon Platzer brought a gentleman's bicycle, and left it in the passage, and then took it to his room—on the Thursday I went into his room, and saw two bicycles there, one a gentleman's and the other a lady's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not take the key of the street door away from you—I gave you no key at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see him go out on the Wednesday, but I saw him come back with a bicycle after two o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-114" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-114" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am an upholsterer, of 2, Wingrove Terrace, Earl's Court—on this Wednesday I was at ray window at Templeton House, working for the landlord, and heard somebody call out, "You must go to the other door"—I loooked up, and saw Platzer standing at the area door, and the workmen called out, "You can't come here"—he must have had very soft boots, for I never heard him come down—on the Friday I was</p>
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<p>taken to the Police-court, and saw several men, and picked Platzer out as the man I had seen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you at twelve o'clock, or a little after—it was Wednesday, not Tuesday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-115" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a cycle maker, of 10, Pearson Street, Clapham Junction—on March 6th Platzer came and asked whether we bought bicycles—I said, "Yes, anything"—he went away for about twenty minutes with the other prisoner—they fetched this bicycle, and Platzer asked if I would give him £5 for it—I gave it to him—I had communi
<lb/>cated with the police, who came, and the prisoners were given into custody—Platzer gave the £5 back—a receipt was given me for the bicycle for £8 13s.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BISHOP</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Edward Masters, a pawnbroker, of Brompton Road—on March 4th this gold chain was pawned, to the I best of my belief, by Platzer, for 12s.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-117" type="surname" value="YEO"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-117" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT YEO</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi>). On March 5th I received a telegram, went to Rochester Row, and told the prisoners they would be charged with being concerned together in stealing jewellery—Franks said,." Yes, I told him he would be charged"—Platzer said nothing—I went to 25, Bute Street, where they had been living, and found the jewellery (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) in a hamper under the bed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-118" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARNABY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi>). I searched Platzer on March 6th, and found £1, two pawn-tickets, one relating to this chain, pawned with Mr. Masters, and a receipt for a bicycle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Platzer.</hi> These two tickets were in your pocket, one for a watch and one for a chain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Platzer's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I only wish to repeat what my friend has said. I wrote a letter to my landlady at 25, Duke Street, to say that I was not out of the house, as the witness says I was."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Platzer.</hi> I have got three witnesses to call, the girl who gave evi
<lb/>dence this morning, and the woman who saw me at twelve o'clock, and the other prisoner, if I am allowed to call him, to say that I never committed these thefts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Platzer.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-119" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-119" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I remember knocking at your door on Wednesday morning, and you answered me—your friend was outside, and you were inside by yourself—Franks came at ten o'clock on the Wednes
<lb/>day morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-120" type="surname" value="FRANKS"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-120" type="given" value="OTTO"/>OTTO FRANKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, Interpreted</hi>). At seven o'clock on Wed
<lb/>nesday I went to my friend with the bicycles, and then up to two o'clock I was busy in the boarding house, 5, Templeton Place, and stole these things while the people had their dinner—I stole them in the morning—my friend was not there—Mrs. Adams says that I was there on Wednesday; that is a mistake—I told my friend he could not go out at the front door, he must go by the area door—he can prove that I was there before or at two o'clock, and the girl says I came at two o'clock—he is not implicated; I stole them myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Platzer's Defence.</hi> I can only repeat that I am quite innocent—common sense will tell you that in broad day light I should not go into a house which was locked, and steal bicycles; and it was impossible for me to go into a house were I had never been before, and steal jewellery—more than one person must have seen me, if I was in the house from</p>
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<p>twelve to two. The girl said I was at home when my friend came to visit me. I did not know that he had stolen the bicycles, and I know that his parents are highly respectable people, and I never had any doubt as to his honesty. I forgive him for what he has done. I have the best testimonials from Germany.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PLATZER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">of Receiving.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-300-18970405 t18970405-300-punishment-26"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour each</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<lb/>land Henry Davies</persName>, and stealing from his person a watch, a chain, and a seal, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-123" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-123" type="given" value="ROWLAND HENRY"/>ROWLAND HENRY DAVIES</persName> </hi>. I live at 173, Stanhope Street—on March 8th I was going down Euston Road, and was surrounded by three or four men—someone called out, "Hold up," and I received a tremendous slap on the back of my head, and fell, and became insensible—when I came to I found a number of women and children round me—I had a watch and chain in my pocket, but was not showing it; I afterwards found it in my right trousers pocket, much to my surprise.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-124" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, S</hi>). On March 8th, at a quarter to ten p.m., I was in Drummond Street, Euston Road, and saw the prisoner and four others loitering about—Mr. Davies crossed the road, a signal was given, and two walked behind him and two in front, and when they got to the top of George Street they gave him a blow, and he fell—I chased the prisoner, and took him, and brought him back to the spot, and then to the station; he was charged, but said nothing—I found on him a pawn-ticket for 25s. for a silver watch, pawned three days before—I actually saw him strike the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were running when I took you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DOWNING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On March 9th, about 2.45, I was in George Street, and picked up this bow of a watch in the road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">R. H. DAVIES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I identify this bow.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-301-18970405 t18970405-301-punishment-27"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970405-302-offence-1 t18970405-name-127"/>Herbert Churchill Rigby Grimshaw</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CUNDY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-128" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-128" type="surname" value="DUNN"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-128" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE DUNN</persName> </hi>. I am married, and am housekeeper to Mrs. Lund, of 8, Glendower Terrace, South Kensington—on February 13th the prisoner called, as we had a bill in the window, of furnished rooms—I said, "We have only one to let"; he said that that would suit him till we had better rooms to let; that he had a valet and six horses—I took him into the next room to look at the stables, but noticed that he did not come to the window—he said he would call about twelve o'clock on the following Monday—there was a cigarette case, a hair-brush, and other articles in the room—Mr. Graham, whose room it was, spoke to me about them, and I looked for them, but could not find them—this is the cigarette case (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I next saw the prisoner at the Police-court, and picked him out from twelve others who were much the same as to dress.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> No one else called that day who went</p>
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<p>upstairs—I saw the cigarette case in the morning—I was in the room while the person was there, and did not see him take it—I am quite sure you are the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-129" type="surname" value="GRIMSHAW"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-129" type="given" value="HERBERT CHURCHILL RIGBY"/>HERBERT CHURCHILL RIGBY GRIMSHAW</persName> </hi>. I am a law student, and live in Mrs. Lund's house—this cigarette case is mine—I saw it safe that week, and missed it on Sunday, the 14th—I spoke to the last witness, and saw it on the following Wednesday at a pawnbroker's—it has my crest on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the Police-court that, to the best of my know
<lb/>ledge, it cost £1 17s. 6d.—I have no idea how much it weighed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-130" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-130" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HURST</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mr. Jacobson, a pawnbroker, of Fulham Road—I bought this cigarette case of the prisoner for 15s.—it was not pawned—Mr. Grimshaw came and identified it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not notice anything particular about the man's whiskers—I do not think he wore glasses.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-131" type="surname" value="SPENCER"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-131" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS SPENCER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective A</hi>). On March 10th, about 8.30, the prisoner came to the Aquarium with a lady, and just as they were leaving the building I touched him on the shoulder and said I should arrest him, as he answered the description of a man who was wanted for stealing from furnished lodgings—he passed something to the lady—I said, "I want that"—she gave it to me—it was a sovereign purse containing £3 10s.—he said in the cab, "What you have got you had better keep"—I said, "No"—he was put with eleven others, three of whom had hats on; he was picked out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries about you—persons have not spoken of you in the highest terms; Mr. Dunsmore has not—Mrs. Best said that you always paid your rent, but she could not say anything more for you—you stole £17 10s. on February 17th, and deposited it in your bank; here is your bank-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I took these articles (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from a house in Camberwell New Road; I have no evidence that they are stolen—you gave your name and address at the station—I did not follow a person from Holloway Gaol to Camberwell New Koad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, contended that he had been mistaken for a person resembling him; that the cigarette case could not be the same as the one stolen, as the one produced was only worth 6s.; and stated that he knew nothing of the robberies.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-302-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970405-303-offence-1 t18970405-name-133"/>Percival Henderson Dunsmore</persName>, in his dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-134" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-134" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET EWER</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid to Mrs. Dunsmore, of 35, Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington—on February 22nd, about 12.55, the pri
<lb/>soner called with a letter, to look over the house, and produced the agents card—he wanted to see the lady, and I left him in the drawing-room about eight minutes—I did not go to him again; he rang the bell, and the but
<lb/>ler went to him—I afterwards missed a scent-bottle, a match-box and other articles, which were all in the drawing-room that morning at 9.30.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-135" type="given" value="THOMAS WALTER"/>THOMAS WALTER FROST</persName> </hi>. I am butler to Mr. P. H. Dunsmore, of 35, Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington—on February 27th the bell rang, and I showed the prisoner out—he said he could not wait any longer, but would drive up at six o'clock—I said that he had better make it a little</p>
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<p>later—I missed a small silver scent-bottle, some Japanese figures, and other articles out of the drawing-room—this match box (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) belongs to Mr. Dunsmore.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in your company about a minute and a-half.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-136" type="surname" value="CARR"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-136" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR CARR</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the executors of Mr. Scudamore, at 18, Chapel Street; Westminster—this box was pawned with me in February for £1 10s.—this is the ticket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This ticket has not been traced to your possession—I handed the money to the person who called.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-137" type="surname" value="SPENCER"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-137" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS SPENCER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi>). I arrested the prisoner—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-303-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-303-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction at Clerken-well on May</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-138" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sessions Warder</hi>). I was present on May 6th, 1895, when the prisoner was convicted of larceny—in two cases he had eighteen months; nine months on each charge, in the name of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Another conviction was proved against him, and the police stated that fifteen persons had identified him in Kensington and Bromp
<lb/>ton as being concerned in similar robberies.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR PITCHELL</hi> (21)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence given on the trial of the prisoner's companion,
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-142" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>Joseph Garcia</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 79),
<hi rend="italic">was repeated.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SPEIGHT</hi> (39)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<p>you will see my brown railway rug partly torn," and put my hand in—he I said, "Take your hands out of my bag; there are papers which I do not want you to see"—they gave me their names and addresses, and I gave mine—they said that they would call at my house with it at eight o'clock, when they had done with it—I saw a police sergeant, coming—the prisoner started off to London, where he said he had important business—the sergeant gave the other man in custody—I believe I saw the other man last Tuesday week, but he
<hi rend="italic">sloped.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-146" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD ROBERTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi>). I am stationed at Tottenham—on March 4th, about 10.40, I was in the Green Lanes, and saw the prosecutor and the prisoner, and another man talking—the prisoner gave me his name and address, but he was not known there—I did not find the other man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-147" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CHAPMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On February 1st I examined 8, Barnard Road—an entrance had been effected by getting over a fence 5 feet 6 inches high, forcing the catch and getting into the kitchen.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-148" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILKINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). On March 4th I was in the Green Lanes, and saw the prisoner and a man named Turner—I heard a whistle, and as I crossed towards them the prisoner walked away, carry
<lb/>ing this bag—I jumped on a tram-car and went after him, and jumped down and arrested him; I took him to the station, and asked him how he came in possession of the bag—he said, "I bought it in the market"—I I opened it in his presence; it contained a stick, a silver table knife, eighteen forks, twelve silver spoons, two soup ladles, and 153 pieces of silver, broken up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You could not have got away after I got on the tram.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-149" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL ROSEBERG</persName> </hi>. I live at 126, Rectory Road, Stoke Newington—this silver is mine; it was in a drawer in a bedroom in my house—I left about eleven o'clock that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: There is no evidence that I broke into this house. I bought this bag for 8d. in the Caledonian Cattle Market. Thomas, who has got away, gave them to me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on April</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-150" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Foster</persName>; and three other Convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Commcn Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Curtis.</hi> I am sure you were there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Curtis.</hi> I am sure of that; I mentioned it at the first hearing at the Police-court—I have not made it up against you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-164" type="given" value="JAMES DE"/>JAMES DE VILLIERS</persName> </hi>. I am house physician to the Children's Hospital, Hackney Road—Luton was brought there, and I found a bullet wound on his left knee—I examined it; it had struck some hard substance—he is going on rather badly; it has broken down—it is granulating—it was all right for three or four days; it may contract, and produce lameness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-166" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I live at Haggerston, and work at a sawmill—I was in Goldsmith Row, and saw Curtis, with other youths, between seven and eight; he had a revolver in his hand, which he pointed in my face, and said, "Have you come from the Broadway?"—I said, "No"—he said he wanted some of the Broadway fellows—I knew Fitzpatrick, Hyde, and Curtis by sight; they were there—I have seen Fitzpatrick and Hyde to
<lb/>gether—they fired at a young man named Rolls, and Curtis fired into an ice cream shop; he told me the same evening that he was waiting for
<hi rend="italic">Ginger</hi> Morris—Fitzpatrick had a revolver outside the ice cream shop when Curtis fired in—I saw Hyde there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-167" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-167" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET WILSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 73, Whiston Street—on March 7th, about seven o'clock, I went out, and on my window-sill I found a revolver which I handed to Porter almost directly afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-168" type="surname" value="PORTER"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-168" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PORTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 71, Whiston Street—on Sunday evening, March 7th, Mrs. Wilson handed me a revolver; I handed it to a police
<lb/>man directly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-169" type="surname" value="WOOLCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-169" type="given" value="BENNETT"/>BENNETT WOOLCOCK</persName> </hi> (347
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). Porter handed this revolver (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to me—I am on that district, but not every day—I have not seen these riots before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-170" type="surname" value="PALMER"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-170" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am a horse-keeper, of 14, Charlotte Street, Cale
<lb/>donian Road—I know Wood; I have seen him with a revolver in the streets, arid have seen him fire in the air—he has gone about with a revolver fully loaded.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-171" type="surname" value="MOTTLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-171" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MOTTLEY</persName> </hi> (294
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>) On Sunday evening, March 7th, my atten
<lb/>tion was attracted to fifty or sixty youths in Goldsmith Row, shortly after six o'clock—I followed them some distance with another constable, and heard the sound of firearms—several youths left the crowd and went down a side turning, and among them were Fowler and Hyde—I saw Bedwell in the main crowd—the other constable followed Fowler and Hyde—I heard several more shots fired, arid saw the Hashes—Bed well walked up Richmond Street; I followed, and arrested him at the corner of Wilson Street; he had just passed Mrs. Wilson's house, where the revolver was found, and was panting for breath, as if he had been running—as I took him to the station I recognised Curtis as he crossed out of Iron Square—he was one of the leaders—I met two constables with Fitz
<lb/>patrick and Wood, and two others were brought in—they were charged with firing in the streets—gangs of youths armed with revolvers have patrolled the streets for two or three weeks; there were reports of that at the station—when the firing took place the foot passengers were thrown down and trampled upon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HATTON</hi>. Fowler ran away down Wood Street after the shot was fired—he could not have been with others when it was fired—he had no revolver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When Fowler ran away, several others were with him; Hyde was one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-172" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-172" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS SMITH</persName> </hi> (110
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On Sunday evening, March 7th, I was in Hackney Road, with another constable, and saw fifty or sixty lads cross from Hackney Road, and when they entered Goldsmith Row they spread out, and pushed people off the path—they stopped in Dove Row, and I</p>
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<p>heard the discharge of firearms in Goldsmith Bow—some of the people ran away to avoid them—I saw the flash of a pistol, and saw Fowler, Hyde, and Bed well together—they ran in two directions, and I followed Fowler and Hyde, and something, which I believe was a bottle, was thrown at me—I caught Fowler and Hyde, and said, "Give me that revolver"—Fowler said, "I have not got it; I was there, but did not shoot"—Hyde said, "I did not shoot; I have got no revolver; I wish I had not come with them"—I was close to them when they commenced to run.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HATTON</hi>. I did not see Fowler run away di
<lb/>rectly the first shot was fired—Mottley was by my side; Bedwell, Fowler and Hyde were together, a few yards from the crowd, and a shot was fired from the body of men they were with—two revolvers were discharged, one in the middle of the road and the last on the right of the road, almost immediately after each other—I heard no shots afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-173" type="surname" value="EVERETT"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-173" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EVERETT</persName> </hi> (346
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On March 7th I was on duty in Whiston Street, and heard the report of firearms from Dove Row—I saw a number of youths running from a turning—I ran up another street, and got in front of them, and they all turned back—I saw Norton catch hold of Fitz
<lb/>patrick, and I arrested him—he said, "I have got nothing, governor"—he was taken to the station, and made no reply to the charge—Mr. Pettit handed me this revolver the same night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Fitzpatrick.</hi> I do not know what you were running for, but a constable was running after you, blowing a whistle.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-174" type="surname" value="HANNAH"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-174" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK HANNAH</persName> </hi>. I was with Everett on March 7th—I heard a pistol shot, and saw some boys of 14 to 19 running away—I followed, and arrested Wood for disorderly conduct—he made no reply there or at the station—there have been disturbances there for some time—there were five arrests.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-175" type="surname" value="PEARN"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-175" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PEARN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector J</hi>). I received this revolver (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) from Woolcock; it contained four empty cartridges, which had recently been discharged, and one loaded with ball cartridge, there are six barrels—I afterwards received another revolver from Everett; there was nothing in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. This (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the bullet which was extracted from the boy's leg—these revolvers can be bought for from 7s. 6d. to 10s. at any pawnbroker's, and as cheap as 1s. in the cattle market—Hyde lives in Haggerston, a mile away—there has been a great deal of trouble with them, but not with revolvers before this—during the past two years they have used sticks, and they interfere with anyone—arrests have been made from time to time, and dealt with at Worship Street and Haggerston by tine or imprisonment—it was only a week before that I learned that revolvers had been used—two were fined 5s. each, and three 7s. 6d. each at Worship Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HATTON</hi>. Fowler is a respectable boy, going to work regularly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fitzpatrick's Defence</hi>: I did not have anything to do with a revolver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Beawell's Defence;</hi> I was going to find out my aunt, and a policeman said, "I was out of breath." I said that I was not; he asked if I had a revolver. I said, "No."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wood's Defence</hi>: I was going home with a young woman. I heard revolvers, and the police got hold of me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hyde's Defence</hi>: I went out one way, and came home the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fowler, Bedwell, Hyde, and Wood received good characters, but Wood had been convicted of possessing a revolver.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOWLER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HYDE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-307-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-307-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CURTIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FITZPATRICK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18970405-307-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18970405-307-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-307-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18970405-307-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-307-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-307-18970405 t18970405-307-punishment-31"/>Six Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BEDWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WOOD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18970405-307-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18970405-307-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-307-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18970405-307-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18970405-307-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-307-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-307-18970405 t18970405-307-punishment-32"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def6-307-18970405 t18970405-307-punishment-32"/>Two Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April 7th. Thursday, April</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th, and Friday, April</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bruce.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PERCIVAL WILLIAM TIBBS</hi> (58)</persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970405-308-offence-1 t18970405-name-177"/>Auriferous Properties, Limited</persName>, did apply to his own use and benefit the sum of £1,000, the moneys of the said company.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-178" type="surname" value="CHIDDON"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-178" type="given" value="HARRY FREDERICK"/>HARRY FREDERICK CHIDDON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Companies Registra
<lb/>tion Offices at Somerset House—I produce a tile of a Company known as the Auriferous Properties Company, Limited, which was registered on September 11th, 1895, with the nominal capital of £100,000, of which £14,000 had been subscribed for—the list of subscribers was filed later on—the registered office of the company was originally 54, Old Broad Street—a notice was afterwards, on November 24th, 1895, given of the address being 5 and 6, Great Winchester Street—the Company was ordered to be wound up on December 19th, 1896, by an order of the Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-179" type="surname" value="MAYO"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-179" type="given" value="CHARLES RICHARD"/>CHARLES RICHARD MAYO</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and a member of the firm of Hurrell and Mayo—we were solicitors to the Auriferous Properties, Limited—under article 97 of the association, the first directors were ap
<lb/>pointed by a majority of the subscribers to the association—exercising that power; under that document the subscribers appointed the first directors, among them the defendant Mr. Tibbs, Mr. R. Ansell, and Mr. Lockhart
<lb/>Ross—they were subscribers to the articles of association; they all signed this memorandum—I attended a meeting as solicitor to the company on September 25th, 1895—from that date Mr. Tibbs acted as a director of the company up to his resignation, and acting sometimes as chairman—Mr. Ansell instructed me to register the company—of my own knowledge I do not know who were the promoters of the company—I am paid for my services by the company.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970405-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-180" type="surname" value="HENOCHSPERG"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-180" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HENOCHSPERG</persName> </hi>. I am a mining agent, and carry on business at 44 and 46, Broad Street—in the early days of October, 1895, I was the holder of an Option of some mining property at Dunville in Western Australia, which had been known as "O'Neil's Surprise"—it has been re-named and called "The New Wealth of Nations"—early in October I entered into negotiation with the defendent, Mr. Tibbs, with regard to the sale of that Option—I knew he was the Chairman of the West Australian, Limited, but this transaction was carried on with him personally, not on behalf of Western Austalia—I offered the property to</p>
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<p>him personally, not to the Western Australia; there is a letter written to him personally.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. You seem to have stated before the Magistrate, "I entered into negotiation with the Western Australia Company through Mr. Tibbs"?—Yes; that wants a slight explanation: a little before that I had sold some property through Mr. Tibbs to the Western Australia Company, and he said, "I am concerned with other companies, and if you offer me any property in future, I don't know whether it is to be with me or Western Australia"—for that reason I dealt with him personally—the deposition is perfectly correct—at that time I was dealing with Western Australia through Mr. Tibbs, but I only knew Mr. Tibbs—I was in verbal communication with him about the Dunville property, prior to my correspondence—the substance of the verbal communication was that I had a certain property, called "The Surprise," consisting of two small properties—that was the Dunville claim, and that, from reports in my possession, I thought it was a good property for him to purchase—that is what I told Mr. Tibbs; he was called away and I left the whole details of the property in writing with a lady who was typewriting in his office; that was the first day; she was acting as his clerk—it was then reduced into writing; this was the first written document in connection with the matter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was put in and read.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>. That was the proposal which I wrote in my own office, and which I left in his office with the lady typewriter—this is the modified proposal—he did not then mention the name of the Auriferous Company; he never mentioned it in connection with this property—the negotiations afterwards were chiefly conducted by Mr. Kendall, not on behalf of Western Australia, on behalf of Mr. Tibbs—those negotiations were broken off on November 15th, 1895, when I received this letter from Messrs. Sutton, Ommany and Kendall, the solicitors acting for the Western Australia; at least, my solicitors received it, terminating the negotiations—about the date of that letter I had an interview with Mr. Tibbs—he told me that the report was adverse, and the negotiations en
<lb/>tirely dropped as from that date—I never received £1,000, or any other sum, from Mr. Tibbs in connection with the purchase of this Option.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never expected to, after hearing that the reports were not satisfactory—Mr. Tibbs was not under any obligation to hand over £1,000, or any other sum, to me until he was satisfied with the reports—that was the bargain; that was the understanding verbally between us—I gave him permission to obtain a confirmatory reports upon the property; I had only furnished him with the report furnished to me—the question was to remain open till a satisfactory report on the pro
<lb/>perty was received—in these cases the Option passes through several hands before a confirmatory report is received—in the proposal I left with the lady typewriter it is mentioned that £10,000 was to be the working capital, and £60,000 would be wanted for the working up of the property; at that period the "Wealth of Nations" was the most taking property in Australia, and was then a very successful one—the £1,000 was to be paid on signing the contract for the purchase; that means after the allotment of the shares in the new company—I gave Mr. Tibbs copies of all the reports I had, and I was perfectly satisfied with them—he told me that he was waiting for confirmatory reports—they might have had a</p>
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<p>full report by the 15th, but I only expected a cable—it is a six weeks' post—I know the firm of James Brothers, Mining Agents, at Western Australia and in London; I have met them in both places—I was in Mr. Tibbs's office once when he sent off a cable for instructions on the reports on this property—he handed it to me—it would cost about, £200 to obtain qualified reports—I was at all times anxious to carry on this business—I was from time to time pressing the defendant to complete it—my solicitors were Edwards and Cohen—through my solicitors I was worrying Mr. Tibbs to carry it out, and I pressed him personally also—I cannot exactly say that I did so after the letter of November 15th—I do not think so—I pressed him to give me the adverse reports—after November 15th I pressed him either to reopen or continue the business—I tried to get back the money I had paid—I wanted to get the adverse reports, for I did not believe in them—he simply said he had not received them—I wanted to get back the £1,000 which I had paid—I told him I did not believe in the adverse reports—the property was so good, I thought it impossible; I thought they were trifling with me—I asked him to hand over the adverse reports at the same time he told me he had received them—the reports of experts are not generally handed over until the money is placed in the bank—I think it would be about February 6th that Mr. Tibbs paid, £100 to James Brothers—that would be about the date that I got the adverse reports—I had had other dealings with Mr. Tibbs prior to this one—I always thought him a straightforward, honour
<lb/>able man in every way—I had thorough confidence in him—I knew him as a director in the Western Australia.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It it the custom to place the money in the bank to the expert's account before the matter is completed, unless he has a representa
<lb/>tive in London; he may be an employé in the London office—before the letter of November 15th Mr. Tibbs stated that the report was totally unsatisfactory—I pressed him at that interview to let me see the report—later on my solicitors received it—that was followed by the letter of Nov
<lb/>ember 15th, breaking off the negotiations—my solicitor afterwards wrote to Mr. Tibbs a quasi-private letter, telling him I had not seen the reports—that letter I have not even copied—that letter had relation to the Dun
<lb/>ville claim. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter was put in, and read</hi>). That letter correctly repre
<lb/>sents what I describe as an attempt to reopen the negotiation—the report before the 15th Mr. Tibbs told me was a very adverse one—I had not seen it—he told me he had seen it—he simply said it had arrived by cable—he did not tell me that the negotiation must be broken off; the letter told me that—after that, the view I took of my position was repre
<lb/>sented by this letter—I asked him for the report, or a copy of it—I wanted to use it to get my money back; I did not get it—I did not be
<lb/>lieve in its existence—that was my view.</p>
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<persName id="t18970405-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970405-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-181" type="given" value="WILLIAM EVELYN"/>WILLIAM EVELYN M. CRAWLEY</persName> </hi>. I am now secretary of the Inter
<lb/>national Development Company, in Lombard Street; I was secretary of the Auriferous Properties Company from the date of its formation in November, 1895, until April 22nd, 1896—I have in my hand the minute book of the Company—Mr. Tibbs was present at its formation on Septem
<lb/>ber 26th, 1895, and he was appointed a director of the company on that date—he continued to be so up to April, 1896, when he was appointed chairman of the board—I was present at a board meeting on October</p>
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<p>24th in that year, and a resolution was then carried at which he was named as chairman of the New Wealth of Nations Company; this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the resolution—the next meeting was held on November 6th, 1895, when the minute of October 23rd was signed by Mr. Tibbs as chair
<lb/>man—in pursuance of that resolution I entered this cheque for £1,000; it was signed by the directors, P. Tibba and T. Ansell—there was a cheque filled in at that time in accordance with the arrangement at the bank—the cheque had to be signed by myself and a director—at that time the name of the director remained deficient—on October 26th Mr. Tibbs came to see me at the office of the company—he asked me where the cheque for the purpose of payment was—I presented it to him—I asked him to whom I should make the cheque payable, and he said, "To myself," and he filled it in and I counter-signed it, presented it to him, and he took it away—it was made payable to order—I know Mr. Tibbs's writing—it was endorsed in his writing, "P. Tibbs"—it was a crossed cheque, and it was paid into the Commercial Bank of Scotland—I don't recollect when I next saw Mr. Tibbs, unless it was at his office—I then asked for a receipt for the £1,000—I have no recollection of saying anything else, but I think I should have asked him how the Option was going on—I did not suggest to him, what name the receipt should bear—I have no recollection of having done so—I remem
<lb/>her that the cheque was drawn a blank—I asked him for the acknow
<lb/>ledgment of the money—I have not any distinct recollection of anything else passing; I don't remember the conversation, but I have an idea in my mind, from the circumstances of the caseé, that I should have asked him about the Option—I never heard anything about the holder of the Option—I have not any distinct recollection upon that point—I cannot recollect that anything was said about the Option-holder—my impression was that he was the Option-holder—I don't remember saying anything to him about it—I think that the acknowledgment for the money paid was written out at the time, at his office, and handed to me—on the following day, November 6th, a board meeting was held, at which Mr. Tibbs was present—I have the minute book here—the meeting was at twelve o'clock—I do not remember producing this receipt to the directors—between November 6th, 1895, and November 3rd, 1896, I saw Mr. Tibbs at the board meetings—there was not a board meeting, I think, between November 4th and February 5th—I don't remember speaking to Mr. Tibbs during that time—in consequence of instructions which came to me on January 22nd, 1896, I wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">exhibit No.</hi> 7), stating that the £1,000 would be of great use to them, and enable the company to withdraw something—I received a reply to that letter on January 29th, 1896—a board meeting was held on January 5th, at which a minute was made that Mr. Tibbs would be able to pay the £1,000 on the 13th of the then present month—I have no recollection of receiving instructions from the directors on February 4th and 5th to write a letter to Mr. Tibbs—on February 13th I received this letter from him, stating that the cheque would be forthcoming on the 15th—it did not come—on the 19th I wrote this letter, stating that the cheque must be sent before three o'clock to-morrow—on February 21st the solicitors of the company were consulted by the directors, and on that day Mr. Tibbs's resignation was accepted—I never, at any time, received from Mr. Tibbs</p>
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<p>either £1,000 or any part of it, or any commission in relation to the matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not expect to receive any other receipt, or acknowledgment of the money—I have not heard of any other in connection with the purchase of the Option except Mr. Tibbs himself—I gathered that he was the holder of this Option, but I had no data what
<lb/>ever to go upon—I formed my own conclusion that he was the holder of it—the cheque was filled up in my presence by Mr. Tibbs, and after he had done that I considered the matter done with—I understood that the money was to be paid to him as holder of the Option—I drew the cheque—I filled in the payee's name, and entered the date on the counterfoil, and the words, "On account of the Wealth of Nations," and added the name of Percival Tibbs—I did not expect him to do anything else with it except to pay it into his own bank—on October 23rd there were three directors present, and the defendant—I entered up the minutes—the capital of the proposed company was put at £95,000, of which the Auriferous Company was to receive 30,000 shares and a bonus—I heard either at that meeting, or subsequently, that reports were to be obtained as to the value of the property—I do not know who was employed to report—I do not recollect the conversation between myself and Mr. Tibbs as to the receipt—I asked him for the receipt, I know; I am not prepared to swear to the words—I certainly showed the receipt to the directors, but not at a board meeting—I showed it to some of the directors—I am confident of that; I think it was Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Butters—I cannot fix the date, but it was about November 6th; I made out the minute of the 6th of November—there is nothing about it on that date—if anything of importance had taken place I should have made a minute of it—I entered the minute of the 5th of February, which states that Mr. Tibbs would repay the £1,000 on the 13th—I never knew what syndicate was referred to in the minute—I was looking to Mr. Tibbs to repay the £1,000—at that time I had not heard about the reports on the property—Mr. Tibbs had advanced £500 for some purpose of the company; that was repaid to him on October 11th; I had myself borrowed that money to make some payment on behalf of the company—on November 14th a sum of £300 was paid by him on account of shares in the Rosehill Mine—it was a repayment to him; this is the counterfoil of the cheque—I knew that Mr. Tibbs was connected with several other companies, and busily engaged—this company was formed before I joined it; I didn't know that he was a promoter of it; I didn't know of his connection with it until after it was formed—I was in communication with Mr. Ansell, who was promoting it—I don't know that Mr. Tibbs ever drew any director's fees from this company—there is no entry of it in the ledger; the other directors had fees—I don't think I was secretary at that time—I continued to be secretary until April 22nd, 1896—before I left, the company became involved with some other company in which they became shareholders—that was about January—this minute-book does not show who introduced that business; there is a resolution of November 23rd, 1895—that was about the date of the £1,000 deposit—the £500 which I have referred to was a loan, not an exchange—the receipt for the £1,0001 showed to the two directors I have named before the</p>
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<p>meeting of November 5th, I think; that is my recollection—I cannot pledge myself—I never expected to receive an acknowledgment for £1,000 except from Mr. Tibbs, not as an acknowledgment for the money, because I should have expected that the particulars of the option would have been handed in—I mean the description of the property, with the reports, and other matters; not necessarily the name of the option-holder, possibly—I attended at the Treasury for the purpose of making a state
<lb/>ment of what I knew of this case—that statement was taken down in writing—it was read over to me, and I signed it. (
<hi rend="italic">The statement con
<lb/>tained the words</hi>: "
<hi rend="italic">On November</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th I asked for a receipt from the option-holder"</hi>) At that time I was no doubt under the impression that Mr. Tibbs was the option-holder; I am not certain whether I used those words or not—in April, 1896, the defendant paid to the company £460; that was a profit he had earned for the Auriferous Company in October, 1895, on underwriting; I don't know that the defendant paid it then—it was paid as a profit on underwriting in the Rose Hill shares.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-182" type="given" value="HUGH COLQUHOUN"/>HUGH COLQUHOUN HAMILTON</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 83, West Regent Street, Glasgow—in October, 1895, I became a director of the Auriferous Company—from that date I knew the defendant as a co-director, and as chairman of the Board—he took an active part in the affairs of the company—I knew nothing of the promotion of the company of my own knowledge—I was present at the Board meeting on the 2nd of October—Mr. Tibbs was present—I remember his bringing to the notice of the Board a property called "The New Wealth of Nations"—he suggested that the Auriferous Properties should pay £1,000 for a share in the Option of that company, to be repaid upon a confirmatory report of the affairs of the company, if the reports, which were to be got from Australia, were satisfactory—a company was to be formed to acquire that company, and our company was to have a certain profit in shares—he said there were some slight reports, I rather think he submitted them, but they were meagre at that time, and awaited confirmation—he recom
<lb/>mended it to the adoption of the Board, and the Board accepted his recommendation, and passed the resolution mentioned under that date—I cannot say whether the name of the Option-holder was mentioned by Mr. Tibbs at that time—I think a name was mentioned, I think it was Henochsperg, and the cheque for £1,000 was authorised and signed by Ansel and Tibbs, and at a subsequent meeting of the Board, on the 6th of October, Mr. Tibbs reported that he had paid it over to the solicitor of the intermediate syndicate of the New Wealth of Nations Company—he said the papers were not in order, and it had not been paid over to the syndicate, but to the solicitor, pending the production of the docu
<lb/>ment—I think that was all he said about the matter—the receipt was not produced on the 6th to my recollection—the next Board meeting was on the 20th, and on that day I asked for the receipt, and I was told it was in the public office; the Board-room was separate from the office of the company—we were in the Board-room—the defendant was present when I asked for the receipt; I think we just went on with the rest of the business of the meeting—I think Mr. Tibbs had left the meeting early—after the meeting was over I got the solicitor's receipt, and I at once challenged it—this (
<hi rend="italic">exhibit</hi> 6) is the receipt which I then saw for the first time—I think the</p>
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<p>defendant had then left—I objected to it on various grounds—at the next Board meeting the question of the receipt was bought up—Mr. Tibbs was present, and the secretary—there was some conversation with regard to the receipt amongst the directors—questions were put, and Mr. Tibbs gave me certain answers, and the matter stood adjourned to the next meeting on January 4th—Mr. Tibbs was then present, and in the chair—I asked Mr. Tibbs to give us the proper receipt which he had got from the third party—I told him I had stated my objections to that receipt; my first objection was that it was not stamped; secondly, that it was a personal receipt by Mr. Tibbs, and that what we wanted was the receipt from the third party, and holder of the Option, which should embody the terms—Mr. Tibbs replied that he had the receipt in his own office, and that it should be sent over—on that assurance the matter dropped—I don't think I asked him about the reports about the property on January 4th—I gave certain instructions to the secretary on that day—at a meeting of the Board, on February 5th, Mr. Tibbs was in the chair—the question of the receipt was again raised, I think—I asked for the receipt, and Mr. Tibbs said he had forgotten to send it across—I think that was really all that passed at that meeting—I pointed out that it was irregular that we should not hold a receipt for a large sum like that, which he said he had obtained previously from the holder—he said he had forgotten it, he had overlooked it, and it would be sent round—on that day, after the Board meeting was over, I and Mr. Butters went to Mr. Tibbs' office and saw him—I asked him for the receipt he was supposed to have received—he said it was among his other papers in the office; that he had left another meeting to come and see us, and it would take some time to get it—I said I was quite willing to wait for the receipt; something made me challenge him, and I said, "I don't believe you have got a receipt at all"—he did not answer that; he left the room, and soon after we left the office—I did not see him any more that day—but I and Mr. Butters addressed a letter to him, and sent it by hand, signed by me and Mr. Butters, and Mr. Crawley (
<hi rend="italic">The letter was called for, but was not produced.</hi>) On or about that date there came back from the defendant, I think on the 5th February, a letter of resigna
<lb/>tion, addressed to the secretary—this entry of 5th February in the minute book correctly represents what occurred at that meeting—the name of the syndicate was not disclosed, and I don't think the name of the person who had given the receipt was disclosed—it was for the purpose of seeing the receipt that we went there on the 5th February—subsequently to 5th February there was a correspondence between the secretary and Mr. Tibbs in relation to his undertaking to return the receipt; it was never returned—I consulted Mr. Mayo, our solicitor; and counsel were seen in the matter; and then civil, proceedings were taken, which were not defended, and judgment was recorded on 27th March, 1896—bankruptcy proceedings were taken under our instructions by the solicitors to the company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> I became a director subsequently to Mr. Tibbs—Mr. Ansell introduced me to the company; I had known him before; I understood that he was the promoter of the company—Mr. Tibbs was represented to me to be a director when I was asked to join—I had no reason to suppose that Mr. Tibbs was promoter of the company—at same</p>
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<p>time I heard the name of Mr. Henochsperg as the holder of the Option—I have seen Mr. Henochsperg here for the first time—I had no doubt that he was the holder of the option—I understood that £1,000 was going to be paid over to Mr. Henochsperg before the option was received—I know this kind of business, the purchase of an Option; it is usual to have a report on the property before the payment of the money; it is only a deposit, it is not a payment—it might be prudent not to pay the deposit until satisfied of the nature and value of the pro
<lb/>perty—I understood that Mr. Tibbs was doing that—he mentioned to me incidentally in the Board-room that he had been cabling to Australia on the subject, to have the reports one way or the other—I never saw the written reports that were ultimately handed over to Mr. Henochs
<lb/>perg. I never enquired of Henochsperg about this matter—I was present on November 6th at the meeting—it is not my recollection that the secretary produced to me a receipt dated November 5th—it was shown to me after the meeting—I do not think it is likely to have been on the 6th—I was present at the next meeting, on 20th—the minutes of the 6th were read and confirmed—I see no word of any statement that the defendant had paid over the £1,000 to the solicitor—I asked him for the receipt—he said the secretary had it—according to my recollection, after the defendant left, the secretary pro duced this receipt—I think the defendant was not present when the re
<lb/>ceipt was produced—I did not look at the counterfoil of the" cheque at any time—I do not think I have seen the cheque or the counterfoil—I was never asked to look at them—when the receipt was pointed out to be irregular the defendant said he would send a proper receipt to the office, or made some answer of that kind—I did not know what the defendant was doing, but we never had reports in reply to our enquiries from Aus
<lb/>tralia—I still say that he was cabling out to Australia—I did not, on February 5th, understand that the syndicate was a separate business—I did not ask what syndicate he referred to—the minute will bear the in
<lb/>terprelation that it referred to other business the defendant was engaged in—my understanding was that he had already paid us the money—on February 21st, when I consulted the solicitor, I thought the £1,000 had not been paid over—I was then satisfied it was not—I consulted counsel to advise on the whole position—the whole of the facts were put before him to advise us what course should be taken—I was present with Mr. Mayo—I was first requested, on March 10th, to state what had transpired at the meeting—I have no notes of what transpired—ray only reference is the attendance book and the correspondence with the secretary—I believe the defendant received no director's fees; the other directors did—the defendant made a proposal with reference to the repayment of the money—I think that was after the action commenced—it was a proposal to transfer some of his assets, or interest, in another company—the whole of the terms are contained in the letter of March 19th, where Mr. Crawley called my attention to the terms offered—it was the North Prince Mine, of Ballarat, to which he had paid a large sum, but still owed £500—that offer, being submitted to the directors, was declined.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have received £112 10s. for attendances for nine months prior to June 30th, 1896, and have paid in calls £137 10s.—I understood, from the defendant himself, that he was still cabling to</p>
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<p>Australia—although the minutes do not show it, that was discussed informally by the Board—that was down to January 4th, 1896—the cheque was authorised to be drawn in his name on October 23rd—it is not mentioned on the minute that it was drawn in blank—I do notk now that it was, as a fact,</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-183" type="given" value="WILLIAM BAMFORD"/>WILLIAM BAMFORD LAING</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant to the Commercial Bank of Scotland, 52, Lombard Street—Mr. Tibbs had an account there—I produce an examined account, showing the condition of his account with the bank between October 15th, 1895, and July 8th, 1896—£1,000 was paid into his account under date of October 26th—this is the cheque, and this is the paying-in slip which accompanied it, in the handwriting of Mr. Tibbs: "Credit, Percival Tibbs, £1,000"—his credit balance then' stood at £730 15s. 6d.—on the same day two cheques were presented against the account, one for £500, and another for £100—on October 31st I other cheques were presented on the account, and his credit balance stood at £580 15s. 7d.—the account remained current until July 8th, 1896, when his credit balance was £8 2s. 6d.; on that day that sum was paid over to the Official Receiver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The account was opened on March 19th, 1895—on September 27th, 1895, there was a credit balance of about £4,000—in November there was a balance of about £550—at the end of November it was £1,200 odd—from March, 1895, to June, 1896, something like, £30,000 was paid in to the credit of his account—in the autumn of 1895 Mr. Tibbs was regarded by the bank as a man of substance and good credit—on more than one occasion the bank has honoured his over-draughts without security.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-184" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BUTTERS</persName> </hi>. I am a clothier, and live at 83, Regent Street, Derby—I was a director of the board of the Auriferous Company, having been appointed on October 10th, 1895—I was present at the board meeting of November 6th, 1895—Mr. Tibbs was present—he said that he had obtained an Option for the benefit of the Auriferous Company; that it would be a very good thing for the company; that he had paid £1,000 to the solicitor of the option-holder, for which we should get, I think it was, 30,000 shares, if my memory is right—one of the board asked for the receipt—he put his hand in his side pocket, and looked over some papers, and said that he had not got it with him; that it was at his office or his room, I am not sure which—that is all I remember—the next board meeting was held on November 20th—on that occa
<lb/>sion I was present, and also Mr. Tibbs—inquiry was made of Mr. Tibbs as to how the thing was proceeding—he was again asked for the receipt, and the secretary produced a receipt, I think it was at that meeting, from Mr. Tibbs; it was examined by the board, and it was not considered a satisfactory receipt; it was Mr. Tibbs's personal receipt—we asked for the receipt which he said he had from the solicitor, when he paid over to the gentleman that held the Option—I hardly remember what Mr. Tibbs said to that, but he said that the receipt would be forthcom
<lb/>ing in due time, that he had honourably paid the money to the solicitor—I think he said that at the next board meeting he would produce the pro
<lb/>per receipt; I think he said it was at his office—that is substantially what occurred about the £1,000—the next board meeting was on January 9th, 1896—I was present, as was Mr. Tibbs—I really do not remember</p>
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<p>what occurred at that meeting, but reference was again made to the cheque; I am not quite sure whether it was at that meeting, or at the other meeting, that Mr. Hamilton and I were asked by the other diree
<lb/>tors to go and see Mr. Tibbs—as far as to the particulars of that meeting, my memory is not very accurate; I think it was early in February—Mr. Tibbs was again asked by some of the directors as to whether the Option had gone through—he said that it had, but he was not sure whether we should get our 30,000 shares, but, at all events, we should get our £1,000 back, and I think he said with 10 or 15 percent, on the £1,000 for wait
<lb/>ing provided we did not get the 30,000 shares—I think it was on that date that we sent for our solicitor; it was while the meeting was proceed
<lb/>ing that we sent for our solicitor—I don't think Mr. Tibbs was present then; I think he had left; I think he left to fetch the receipt—he kept as waiting for a short time; he had a meeting to attend, and he said he might possibly keep us waiting—I think Mr. Hamilton and I waited there a long time, and it was said that we should call for the receipt at his office; we did so—Mr. Tibbs was there, although they said he was not; we saw him in his private office, and Mr. Hamilton asked if he would kindly produce the receipt that he had so often said he had received—Mr. Tibbs said the receipt was all right; we need not trouble; "I have paid the £1,000, and you will either have back the £1,000 with interest, or the 30,000 shares"—Mr. Hamilton said, "Well, just set our minds at rest; produce the receipt; that is all we want; it should go into the safe with our other securities"—Mr. Tibbs said, "I cannot produce the receipt just now, I am too busy; it is somewhere in the office; I have two board meetings to-night, following one after the other"—Mr. Hamilton then turned round and said, "Come now, Mr. Tibbs, I fear you have never paid this £1,000 to the solicitor"—he said, "Gentlemen, I have honourably paid the £1,000 for the benefit of your company," and with that he walked away, and left us standing in the office—Mr. Hamilton then went back to the office and sent for Mr. Mayo, and for some time we were advised by him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We told Mr. Mayo all we knew about this matter, all that I have stated to-day and more—at the time I joined this company I had not even an idea of the meaning of an Option—I have some idea now; I don't know that I am right—I do not think I was present at the meeting of October 23rd; I think I was ill at home—I was present on September 6th—I heard the minutes of the previous meeting read—that was the first time I heard of the purchase of this Option—I was present at the next meeting on November 20th—the minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed; I took no objection to them—anything mentioned by the chairman would not be in the minutes—on November 6th the receipt that was objected to was produced by the de
<lb/>fendant himself—I think I had seen the receipt before November 20th—I don't remember whether it was produced at the meeting, or before we went in—we generally had a long conversation before we went in to busi
<lb/>ness; I think the receipt was shown to me by Mr. Crawley—I heard the name of Mr. Henochsperg in connection with this matter, once, I think, early in February, about the 6th, not before; I then heard the name as the holder of the Option; I never saw him before—I was examined at the Police-court—I don't think I then said that the conversation took place</p>
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<p>at his office on February 20th—before this prosecution took place I think I had given an account of what took place at Mr. Tibbs's, but I can't call it to mind—it was the beginning of February—I understood that reports had to be obtained as to the value of this property, but I didn't even know that; I didn't know what was the usual business in hand at that time—I shall be better able to understand by-and-bye.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am not a director of any other company connected with mining; I
<hi rend="italic">am</hi> a director of several other companies, I have had no experience in mining matters before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAYO</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-called.</hi>) In February, 1896, I was consulted by the company with regard to this matter, and some correspondence ensued between the secretary and Mr. Tibbs—about February 21st, I had an in
<lb/>terview with a gentleman at the Bar, and, as a consequence of that inter
<lb/>view, a writ was issued on 22nd—the writ was a specially endorsed one—there was no appearance to that writ—proceedings were then taken under Order 14, to recover by summary judgment—those proceedings were not defended, and judgment was obtained on March 22nd—between February 21st and March 27th, I wrote this letter to the defendant—there was no reply—I received a telegram from him on February 24th, promising to hand us a cheque in the course of that afternoon—in conse
<lb/>quence of receiving that, I telegraphed on the 24th, reserving service of the writ till after four o'clrck—the money was not forthcoming on that day—on the 28th I received this letter, and on that day the writ was served.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think on the 21st Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Butters came to see me—they told me all the facts about the matter, and I went with them at once to see counsel, to find out what proceedings were to be taken—we then took civil proceedings, I believe; after that, there were some negotiations, but I was not a party to it—after that, the defendant employed a well-known firm of accountants, Messrs. Pannell and Company, to make investigation into his affairs—I believe a copy of their report was sent to us by Mr. Tibbs—I know that in 1896 there were many disasters in the affairs of South Africa, following upon the Jameson Raid—it began in October, 1895.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-185" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WELHAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London Bankruptcy Court—I produce the file of proceedings in the bankruptcy of Percival William Tibbs, of 37, Old Broad Street, described as a company promoter—the receiving order is dated June 29th, 1896, and the order of adjudication is July 25th, 1896—on July 23rd the defendant filed his statement of attain on September 13th, 1895, there is "Ansell, loan £500," repaid under date of September 28th, "loan returned." (
<hi rend="italic">Other items were read and re
<lb/>ferred to.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Defective Inspector.</hi>) On February 19th I went to the defendant's office in Bishopsgate Street—I saw him, and said, "hold a warrant for your arrest"—I read it to him—he asked to read it! himself, and then said, "It is absolutely untrue; I was not a director at that time"—I took him to the station, and he was formally charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had no difficulty in finding him—he was at his own office in Bishopsgate Street, carrying on business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Defendant's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I had no idea of defrauding the company in any way whatever I gave the company tbis business; I believed it was a very valuable property."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HAMILTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-called by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>). The entry in the cash-book</p>
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<p>on October 26th, 1895, is "Percival Tibbs, deposit New Option, New Wealth of Nations Gold Mine, Limited, £1,000"—there was a little difference between me and Mr. Tibbs in May, 1896, about a sum of £10, which he had lent me about January, 1896—he applied to me for the repayment in May, 1896; I gave instructions to repay it—I subsequently found it had not been repaid; that was a considerable time afterwards—he had to recover it from the trustee in bankruptcy—I sent it—it was not considerable time afterwards—there is an entry in the ledger, under date October 26th, 1896, as to the deposit of £1,000, "Cash deposit,
<hi rend="italic">re</hi> Option of the New Wealth of Nations Gold Mine, Limited, £1,000"—the name of Tibbs does not occur there—that is the whole of the entry—there is a folio number referring to the cash-book—Tibbs's name is mentioned in the cash-book.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">auctioneer. Barbican, deposed to the good character of the defendant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED WILKINS</hi> (28)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HANNAH WILKINS</hi> (38)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18970405-309-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970405-309-offence-1 t18970405-name-190"/>Frederick Leymore</persName> </rs> (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 340).</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED WILKINS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Months.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HANNAH WILKINS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Days.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARK STROM</hi> (32)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JEFFREYS</hi> </persName>, and
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DONOVAN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STROM</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">having stated in the hearing of the Jury that he was</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY></hi>,
<hi rend="italic">they returned that verdict.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STROM</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-310-18970405 t18970405-310-punishment-36"/>Judgment Respited.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DONOVAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-310-18970405 t18970405-310-punishment-37"/>Six Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MARIA WARREN</hi> (27),</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-196" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOLDING</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterer, of 61, Greenwood Road, Tottenham—on March 1st I was working on some new buildings at Wood Green, next door to where the prisoner lives—she is a single woman she came out of her house with a bowl of water and threw it over me and my boy, and then went into her house—I did not speak to her—she came back with her hands behind her—I said, "Lookout,
<hi rend="italic">Dick"</hi> and she threw some stuff over me, which burnt my face, neck, hair, and right arm—my son Richard was working with me—Emmett came up when he heard me halloa out—the prisoner came out again with a bottle and threw some
<lb/>thing over me and my son, which burnt our clothes—she said nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-197" type="given" value="ERNEST MACKWORTH"/>ERNEST MACKWORTH GEE</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, of Holloway Road—the prisoner came into my shop in February, and I sold her four ounces of elixir of vitriol—I told her not to take more than a teaspoonful—she brought it back a few days afterwards and said that it was not right, it would not burn, and that she wanted pure vitriol—I supplied her with about one pound of commercial sulphuric acid—this bottle contains a small quantity of commercial sulphuric acid.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-198" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE WATSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Police-Constable Watson, of 2</p>
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<p>Victoria Road, Alexandra Park, next door to the prisoner—I saw her come out with a bottle in her hand and throw it—I picked it up and handed it to Sergeant Curtis.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-199" type="surname" value="CURTIS"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-name-199" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CURTIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I am stationed at New Southgate—on March 9th I went to Mrs. Watson's house and received this bottle—I then went to the prisoner's house, and told her the charge—she said, "I went to the scullery, and threw it at the men, because they annoyed me by making a noise"—I took the bottle to Dr. Fergusson.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-name-200" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOLDING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not throw anything through the prisoner's window, but one of the boys threw a piece of clay after-wards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. SCOTT</hi>. I am medical officer of Holloway Prison—I have had the prisoner under my charge since March 9th, and have arrived at the con
<lb/>clusion that she is under delusions, and that this offence was probably committed under delusions.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">being insane.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-310a-18970405 t18970405-310a-punishment-38"/>To be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BARTON</hi> (53)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK ABBOTT</hi> (61)</persName> were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18970405-312-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/> b——y.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-312-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970405-312-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-312-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18970405-312-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18970405-312-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18970405-312-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>to committing acts of indecency on two different days.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-312-18970405 t18970405-312-punishment-39"/>Six Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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