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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, May 24th, 1897, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-1" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-2" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-3" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-4" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City; Lieutenant-Colonel
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-5" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, M.P.,
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-6" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Knt.,
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-7" type="surname" value="POUND"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-8" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-8" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-9" 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., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Tenniner, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-10" 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. EIGHTH 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, May</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. H. SMITH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-22" type="given" value="WILLIAM TAYLOR"/>WILLIAM TAYLOR RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 7, Wellington Street, Strand—on Sunday evening, April 25th, about ten, I was walking home, and, coming past one of the courts near Catherine Street, I received a violent blow in the chest; I did not see anybody until I received the blow—it knocked me over on my right side—I could see quite plainly the man that struck me; it was the prisoner—I think there was a boy with him, and, I think, some women; they were standing in the court—I recognised the boy; either he or the prisoner undid my coat—I was up again almost immediately, and they both ran away up the court—I went and saw a policeman, and gave him information, and we went after them—a few days after an inspector came to me, and I gave him a descrip
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<p>lot of young men, thirteen or fourteen, and I picked out the prisoner—I have not the slightest doubt about him—I had a good opportunity of seeing his face.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, E</hi>). I arrested the prisoner at 2.30 on April 30th, and took him to the station—I told him it was on suspicion of stealing a watch and chain on the 4th—he said he was not there—I said he would be further charged with knocking a gentleman down in the Strand the same night, and attempting to steal his watch and chain—he said, "You know I have not done any thing of the kind for eight months"—he was placed with others, and the prosecutor came and picked him out, without any hesitation—the prisoner said, "You have made a mistake, sir."</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-24" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES NORMAN</persName> </hi>. On Sunday, April 25th, about 8.35, I saw the prisoner at the corner of a yard in Great Queen Street, with another lad—I received some information a few minutes afterwards; I went to the spot, and he was gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was over the other side of the water when this affair was done; I can prove it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on De
<lb/>cember</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.
<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GEORGE ADAMS</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18970524-387-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously shooting at
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-26" type="surname" value="BUCKINGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-26" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970524-387-offence-1 t18970524-name-26"/>Thomas Buckingham</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-27" type="surname" value="BUCKINGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-27" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BUCKINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Mount Terrace, Child's Hill—on May 11th, about twenty minutes past eleven at night, I was indoors—the prisoner came and whistled outside the door, and my sister, who is his wife, went out to him—she said, "Bill, if you go on I will follow you"—he had been drinking—we were on good terms—he rushed into the passage; father rushed out, and pushed him down the steps; he fell down into the road—he got up and went home, and fetched a double-barrelled gun—he only lived three or four minutes' walk off—in about five minutes he came back with the gun, and said, "I will blow your brains out"—I heard the gun go off; I did not see him fire it—I heard the shots against the fence, not above a yard from me—they did not hit me; he was thirty-five yards off—I gave him into custody—my father is fifty years old.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> There were not a lot of people in the passage—I did not hit you—father pushed you out for going at your wife; you were rushing to hit her—you had had a little drop of beer—there had been no quarrel between us.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-28" type="surname" value="BOTTOM"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-28" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BOTTOM</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Castle Terrace—on May 11th, about twenty minutes past eleven, I was with Arthur Buckingham—I saw the prisoner; he was very drunk—I saw his father-in-law shove him down the steps, and he fell on his face in the road; he got up, his face was scratched a bit—I said, "It serves you b——right"—he said, "I will show you; I will scatter the lot"—he went up home about fifty or sixty yards—I followed him to his back door—he stopped indoors five or six minutes, and returned with a gun—with that, both I and the last witness ran away—I heard the gun fire, but I did not see him fire, or hear any shot.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-29" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, S</hi>). I examined the gun—one</p>
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<p>barrel was discharged—I could not tell whether it had contained more than powder.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-387-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-387-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-387-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assault"/>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment for assault,</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">upon which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found him</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18970524-387-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18970524-387-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-387-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18970524-387-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-387-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-387-18970524 t18970524-387-punishment-7"/>
<hi rend="italic">One Month.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WHITE</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18970524-388-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-388-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence, and stealing a watch from the person of
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-31" type="surname" value="PUDDINGTON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970524-388-offence-1 t18970524-name-31"/>Leon Puddington</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-32" type="surname" value="PUDDINGTON"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-32" type="given" value="LEON"/>LEON PUDDINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am a furniture dealer, of 147, Vauxhall Bridge Road—on the afternoon of April 26th I was in a turning off Vauxhall Bridge Road—I saw the prisoner—I knew him by sight, that was all—he followed me into a convenience there, and asked me for some beer-money—I refused—he pushed by me, and said, "You will have to give it me, b——well, or I will take it"—there were about half-a-dozen others about there—I had already been threatened once or twice for giving evidence about a stolen bicycle—the prisoner tried to put his hand in my trousers pocket, but he took nothing out, I pushed him off; he then went for my chain, and broke it, and it fell on the ground—my watch was in another pocket—I knocked him down, and got out and picked up the chain; this is it; it is worth £3 10s.—I gave some boy 6d. to go for a con
<lb/>stable, and I gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-33" type="surname" value="FOX"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-33" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FOX</persName> </hi> (524
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). I took the prisoner; he appeared to have been drinking—he refused his name and address, and used very obscene language.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence:</hi> I had no intention of stealing his chain; it got broken in the struggle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-388-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the attempt.</hi> </rs>†—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18970524-388-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-388-18970524 t18970524-388-punishment-8"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried this day, see Kent and Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN PHILIP JAMES</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18970524-389-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
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<rs id="t18970524-389-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18970524-389-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-389-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully wounding
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-35" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-35" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970524-389-offence-1 t18970524-name-35"/>Alice James</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-389-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on his own Recognizance. To appear for judgment if called upon.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MELVILLE</hi> (38)</persName>
<rs id="t18970524-390-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18970524-390-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-390-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an order for £35 10s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-37" type="surname" value="QUIRK"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-37" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES QUIRK</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the London and Westminster Bank,</p>
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<p>Bays water Branch—at the beginning of this year the Cycle-cleaningand In
<lb/>surance Company had an account there—the cheques were signed by two persons who always described themselves as directors—on May 11th this cheque was presented to me over the counter by the prisoner: "Pay Mr. J. Williams, or order, £35 10s. 6d. W. A. Gavin, Henry Fitzgerald"—I said that it must be signed officially, and he left—he came again next day about 3.30—the cheque was then signed, "W. A. Gavin, Managing Direc
<lb/>tor," and "Henry Fitzgerald"—I refused to cash it, and sent for a police-man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-38" type="surname" value="GAVIN"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM L. GAVIN</persName> </hi>. I am managing director of the Cycle-cleaning and Insurance Company—on May 1st the prisoner was in our service—this is not my signature to this cheque; it is nothing like it—it is torn out of the middle of the company's cheque-book, which is kept in the safe when it is not on the secretary's table—the prisoner had nothing to do with cheques; he was an out-door servant—I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from him—I do not know Mr. Williams—the prisoner asked me to take him back into our employ.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have no complaint to make against you; you did your work very well—I think the manager left a week after you, the secretary said so, and I think a clerk left on the same day; he was employed in the same office, and had access to the cheque-book—you have had a good deal of money pass through your hands.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-39" type="surname" value="FITZGERALD"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-39" type="given" value="HENRY"/>LORD HENRY FITZGERALD</persName> </hi>. I am chairman of the Cycle-cleaning and Insurance Company—this cheque was not written by me or by my authority.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-40" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM ARTHUR"/>WILLIAM ARTHUR BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am secretary of the Cycle-cleaning and Insurance Company—the prisoner left their employment on May 1st, and a clerk who was in their employment only a few days left about the same time; it was the week after Easter; he came on Tuesday, April 23rd, and left on the Saturday—I did not miss this cheque till I heard it was presented—it was taken from the company's book, and the counter
<lb/>foil left blank—on May 12th the prisoner called at the office about 3.5 p.m., and asked me for an address—he then left, and about twenty-five minutes afterwards I was rung for to go to the London and Westminster Bank, which I did, and found the prisoner in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The clerk who left was incompetent; there was no charge of dishonesty against him, but something was missing from the shop window—you brought in money when it was given to you; the company found no fault with you while you were in their employ
<lb/>ment—you took money in the shop, and held it over-night when the manager was absent on duty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. Notice was given him to leave.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-41" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (205
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On May 12th I was called to the London and Westminster Bank, and the manager gave the prisoner into my custody—I told him it was for uttering a forged cheque, with intent to defraud—he said, "It is the first time I ever
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> anything wrong in my life; I am the dupe of others"—Mr. Rutter and Mr. Bennett were present—he said at the station, "I received the cheque from a man named Williams at the Marble Hall, Strand; I said, 'Is it all right?' he said, 'Yes, you get it changed; I will pay you for your trouble'"—I said, "Who is Williams?"—he said, "He is a betting man in the Strand"—I have</p>
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<p>made inquiries at the Marble Hall, and of the local police, but cannot find such a person as Williams.</p>
<p>W. A.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BENNETT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I heard the prisoner say to Wright, "It is the first time I have done anything wrong; of course, I have not done anything wrong now. I am a dupe; the cheque was given to me by a man in the Strand, and I believed it was all right."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-42" type="surname" value="INGLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-42" type="given" value="GEORGE SMITH"/>GEORGE SMITH INGLIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Red Lion Square, and have been for a good many years an expert in handwriting, and act for the Treasury—I have examined this cheque, and also this letter, which purports to be written by the prisoner; they are written by the same person, but I leave out the signature to the cheque—the endorsement of the cheque, "J. Wil
<lb/>liams," is the same writing as the body of it—the "p" in the cheque is the same as the "p" in "pounds," and is somewhat peculiar, and the "s" in "shillings" is the same as the "a" in the letter; that is not a very common form—there are many "s's" in the letter, and they are all the same curious ones—the letter "t" in the word director is large and pro
<lb/>minent, much larger than in the other letters—the small "a's" are made much more like "o's"—the figure "9" in "1897" has a little hook at the bottom of it, which appears in both; that is a very uncommon thing—the word "Gavin" has been traced; there is pencil under it—I should say that the letter is his natural hand, and the body of the cheque slightly disguised.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate;</hi> "I left the company's employ on April 24th or 25th, Saturday. During the time I was in the company's employment I never saw a cheque-book belonging to the com
<lb/>pany, or a cheque. I do not know how the cheques by the company were signed, or had been signed. I am perfectly innocent of the case as to the forgery, and as to it being a bad cheque."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that he received the cheque at the Marble Hall from a man named Williams, who he only knew by sight, who asked him to get it cashed, and assured him that it was all right, and that, failing to get it cashed, he returned it to Williams, who got it altered, and he presented it again, not knowing that it was forged.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HIGGINS</hi> (40)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HOLMES</hi> (23)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970524-391-offence-1 t18970524-name-46"/>George Silber</persName>, and stealing a watch, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Leonard.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-47" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SILBER</persName> </hi>. I am a printer, of John Street, Stepney—early on Sunday morning, May 2nd, I was in Cambridge Heath Road, and was attacked by three or four people—I felt a tug at my watch-chain; they tried to pull it away—a constable arrived—I was then flat on my back—I cannot recognise the man, as my hat was over my eyes—as I was getting up I heard a whistle blown, and saw a policeman holding Leonard—I held my watch till the constable arrived—I had a slight kick on my head—an arm or hand was put under my chin,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I followed to the station—some people were following.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Seven or eight more followed, but none of them went into the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-48" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MOTLEY</persName> </hi> (294
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). I was on duty soon after midnight on Sun
<lb/>day, May 2nd, in Cambridge Heath Road, and a number of people passed me singing; Higgins and Holmes are two of them—I lost sight of them by the railway bridge, and then heard a muffled cry of "Murder!" in the direction they had gone—I went up and saw several men; they had got a man on the ground; one or two were holding him, and the others were rifling his pockets—I tried to seize one of them, and found it was Holmes, whom I knew before by sight—I did not actually touch him, for I fell down—he was either holding Silber, or rifling his pockets—Higgins, whom I knew by sight, was stooping over the man—when I arose from the ground I saw four men running—I gave chase, and caught Leonard—I did not know it was Leonard till I caught him—four or five men were holding Silber, and I saw four running—Leonard collapsed and fell when I caught him—he said at the station that he was sixteen, and we could not get any other age out of him—he said, "I did not do anything; I was not there"—it would take ten minutes to walk from there to Neath Place; it is nearly a quarter of a mile away—it would be impossible from the coffee-stall to see what was going on, as there are three or four bends—I did not blow my whistle till after he fell—I arrested Higgins at 1.30, and said that it was for a robbery in Cambridge Road last night—he said, "I was not in Cambridge Road last night"—I have seen Higgins and Holmes together several times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. My blowing my whistle drew several people round me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-49" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED CRUTCHETT</persName> </hi> (342
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). About midnight on Saturday, May 1st, I was in Cambridge Heath Road, and saw a party of men singing—I told them to desist; I saw Holmes among them, and arrested him on Mon
<lb/>day; he made no reply—he was charged at the station, and said, "I was not there"—they were taken before a Magistrate on the 4th, when Holmes said that he had no witnesses—they were remanded, and then he called his mother—she knew where he was, because she sent him food to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Leonard.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-50" type="given" value="NATHAN"/>NATHAN HUEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a glass-blower, of 73, Colling wood Street, Bethnal Green—on Sunday morning, May 2nd, I was with Leonard and a man named Davis in Cambridge Road—I had been with Leonard since 7.30 on the Saturday night—we had been to the Foresters' Music Hall; Leonard was the worse for drink—we stopped at a coffee-stall—a lot of men were singing on the pavement; they passed us, and I lost sight of them—after that I heard a police whistle—I saw Leonard all the time; he took no part in the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It is quite untrue that he was running away when the constable took him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had had about as much drink as Leonard had—this was at the junction of the Mile End Road and Whitechapel Road, nearly a quarter of a mile from where Leonard was caught; we were then coming away—the Three Colts public-house is just by where this occurred—we were coming away from the coffee-stall when I heard the whistle; eight men were running the same way as we were.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Higgins.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-51" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-51" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WOOD</persName> </hi>. I keep this coffee-stall; Timothy Collins and two others came to my stall; he was the worse for liquor—they did not pay; I trusted them—I do not recognise Higgins—I did not take any notice, and I should not know him again—I had had some trouble, and I was all in a flurry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I did not see Leonard at the coffee-stall; I don't know him—there is another coffee-stall near the Pavilion Theatre—I do not own the coffee-stall at Mile End Gate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Holmes.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. HOLMES</hi>. I am the prisoner's mother, and am a tailoress, he lives with me in Bethnal Green—on this night, at 11.55, I went out to get some beer—I noticed the time, because the
<hi rend="italic">houses</hi> were closing—I locked the door, and locked my son in—he is twenty-three—he did not go out after supper—he was sound asleep in the room where he had his supper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not stay and have a little talk with someone on the way—I had no one to speak to that night, and they said, "The
<hi rend="italic">houses is</hi> closing"—I knew that my son was charged at 12.30, and I went with his breakfast in the morning to the station and asked the inspector what he was charged with—he said, "With a watch robbery"—I did not attend the hearing before the Magistrate; I was out of my mind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not say that my son was locked up in my house because I was not used to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Higgins, in his defence, stated that he was innocent, and had been taken for another man; that he was at the coffee-stall, and saw a man who called for three cups of coffee and some eggs, and from there he went home.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Holmes's Defence: I went down the street alone.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-54" type="given" value="CHARLES ROBERT"/>CHARLES ROBERT MACROW</persName> </hi>. I am a French polisher, of 24, Bentley Road, Kingsland—on the night of April 10th I was walking along Southgate Road, and met the prisoner and a woman; they came against me, and I said, "You might be careful where you are going"—the woman said, "Knife him"—the prisoner made a blow at my arm with a knife, and I felt blood running down—"I took my coat off, and began to feel a little giddy; a policeman came up, and I gave them in custody—I saw my stomach hang
<lb/>ing out—I was taken to the hospital, and am still there—they were absolute strangers to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not push in between you and your wife, or start kicking you—a person on the other side of the road did not cry out, "Shame!"—a woman did not come to your wife's assistance—I hung my coat on the railings, and you came across again—I did not knock you both down again afterwards; I had riot a bit of strength—I did not strike her in the face and say, "You cow!"</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-55" type="given" value="ALBERT EDWARD"/>ALBERT EDWARD COOK</persName> </hi>. I am assistant-superintendent to an insurance company—in the early morning of April 11th I was in Southgate Road, and saw a small crowd—I stood on the opposite side, where a man's clothes were hanging on the railings—Macrow came across, and said, in</p>
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<p>the prisoner's hearing, "I have been stabbed"—I put my hand on his arm, and felt a small wound, and my hand was covered with blood—I said, "You have been stabbed"—he seemed somewhat incensed, and struck out at the prisoner and his wife, who came over to where the clothes were hanging on the railings—the prisoner grappled round the prosecutor, and the wife got him round his back for some few seconds, and another man came up, and took hold of the prosecutor, and held the prisoner till the police arrived—the prosecutor hit the woman, and I be
<lb/>lieve he knocked her down—the prisoner and the woman were drunk; the prosecutor was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor crossed to put his clothes on, and you crossed with your wife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-56" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE DELL</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 153, Southgate Road—on April 10th, about twelve o'clock, I saw a scuffle in the road, and a man and a woman on the ground, who I heard afterwards were the prisoner and his wife, but I do not recognise the prisoner; the prosecutor was kicking her—I said, "Don't kick the woman," and picked her up, and asked the prisoner what he was knocking the woman about for—he said, "We were walking along Southgate Road, and having a little too much to drink I knocked against the man; I begged his pardon, but he will not take it"—then the prosecutor struck the woman, and knocked her down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-57" type="given" value="BARNABAS"/>BARNABAS MOUL</persName> </hi> (96
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On April 11th, about 12.30, I was on duty in Southgate Road, heard a police whistle, and went and saw the prosecu
<lb/>tor, who was stabbed on his left arm—he gave the prisoner in custody, who said nothing; I took him to the station, and found this knife (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) on him; he had had a glass or two—I cannot say that he was really drunk; they had all had a glass or two.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-58" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NORMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>, 75
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). I took the charge and read it over to the prisoner; he said nothing—I asked the prosecutor to show me the wound; he did so, and afterwards it was found that he had been stabbed twice, and his bowels were protruding—the prisoner said that he did not stab him—I said, "Have you a knife?"—he handed me this knife, and said that there was a mob, and they knocked him about and ill-treated him and his wife—his wife's face had been knocked about, but it was evidently an old blow; her eye was quite black.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor said in the charge-room that the woman knocked against him, and he
<hi rend="italic">set about</hi> him, and you stabbed him, and you denied it—you said that, seeing your wife
<hi rend="italic">set on</hi>, you did this in a moment of frenzy—your coat was torn.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-59" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-59" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLARKE</persName> </hi> (87
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). I was at the station when the prisoner was brought in—he said that he was with his wife, and was set upon by the prosecutor and a gang—the prosecutor said that he was with no gang, but that the prisoner's wife hit up against him, and he asked her where she was coming, and the prisoner came up and stabbed him—the prisoner said, "You liarl! you knocked my old woman down, and when I got up you, knocked me down, I had been to see some friends in Southgate Road," and called my attention to his wife's face—she had a black and swollen left eye, but it was not fresh—he was removed to a cell, and said that he had done it, but he lost his head, and did not know why he did it—he asked how the prosecutor was getting on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-60" type="given" value="ALPHONSE"/>ALPHONSE ROMAN</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer of the German Hospital,</p>
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<p>Dalston—Macrow was admitted thereon April 11th—he had a wound on his abdomen, and a small wound on his left shoulder—I put him under chloroform, and had to enlarge the opening—I then found the intestine wounded very dangerously—I have seen the knife; it would require con
<lb/>siderable force—the wound is almost healed now—the wound on his shoulder was unimportant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that the prosecutor forced himself between him and his wife, and knocked them both down, and then ran across the road, and took off his coat, saying, "You cow!" and knocked her down again.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-392-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MACKENNA</hi> (68)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18970524-393-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-393-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a jacket, a tobacco pouch, a pipe and a pair of gloves, the property of
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970524-393-offence-1 t18970524-name-62"/>Jesse Hugh Glover</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On May 19th, about 10.30 a.m., I was called to 74, Great Tower Street, and saw the prisoner detained; I asked him to account for being in the office—he said that he went there to find Mr. Johnson, to get some work, painting—he was told that there was no Mr. Johnson there—he said that a man below sent him up to get a job—I said that as he had been there the day before, I should send him to the station; I did so, and found on him several stolen articles, two pouches, a purse containing 11s. 3d., two handkerchiefs, five gloves, a key, a pocket-book, and a pipe (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he was charged with stealing three books, and made no answer—he said that a man with him went to Petti-coat Lane and Houndsditch, and entered a building where they pay a penny to go in, and sold a coat—five coats were stolen.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-64" type="surname" value="GLOVER"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-64" type="given" value="JESSE HUGH"/>JESSE HUGH GLOVER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at 74, Great Tower Street—on May 18th I took my coat off, and put it behind the door; it had various articles in it—I missed it—I did not see anyone in the room that day, but next day, between ten and twelve, someone came in—I asked who he wanted; he said, "Mr. Johnson"—I went across to the police; they came, and I charged him with being on the premises without lawful ex
<lb/>cuse—some of these articles were in my jacket the day before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-393-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on October</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1895,
<hi rend="italic">at this Court; and seven other convictions were proved against him, extending over forty years. There were two other indictments against him.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CORSER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On May 13th I was on duty in the neighbourhood of Houndsditch, and heard a crash of glass—I went to Cutler Street, and saw the prisoner—I asked him what he had in his pos
<lb/>session—he said, "Nothing"—I took him in custody—he took something out of one pocket and tried to transfer it to another, and these four watches were found on him; they are all identified.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-68" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA COX</persName> </hi>. I am a servant at 117, Houndsditch, next door to this house—on May 13th, in the night, I was awakened by the breaking of glass—I opened my window, and saw two men run from a public-house</p>
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<p>opposite, and subsequently saw the prisoner standing by the prosecutor's window—a policeman asked me which way they ran, and I told him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am quite certain it was you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-69" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA RICHARDSON</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Sir John Falstaff, Hounds-ditch, opposite these premises—on the night of May 13th I heard the smashing of glass, looked out, and saw the prisoner standing by the window and taking something out; he ran up Cutler Street—I did not see anyone with him, but I saw two others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw nothing in your hand—you were standing at the corner of Cutler Street first, and then you went to the window and took something out, and went down Cutler Street again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-70" type="given" value="ISIDORE"/>ISIDORE NEWMARK</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, of 117, Houndsditch—I was called to the shop on the night of May 13th—the front window had been smashed, and several watches taken—I identify these watches as part of them—the window was perfectly sound when I left at 7.30 or eight—from twelve to fifteen watches were stolen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence:</hi> A minute or two before the policeman took me a man said, "Here you are, here is something for you," and gave me some
<lb/>thing, which I put in my pocket, and the policeman seized me imme
<lb/>diately. I was never charged before, only for a drop of drink, and I have been in charge twelve days.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were several summary convictions against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL HAYWARD</hi> (22)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970524-395-offence-1 t18970524-name-72"/>Louisa Agnes Venner</persName>, aged sixteen years and ten months, out of the charge of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970524-395-offence-1 t18970524-name-73"/>Alice Standish</persName>, who had the lawful care of her: that she might be carnally known by him.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOODCOCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that as the prosecutrix was not living with her parents, but had been out to service, and was only on a visit to her cousin while seeking another situation, so that the case did not come within the meaning of the Act.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited for inquiries.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Wybrow</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I met Sergeant Nicholls at the corner of the Junction Road, and he accompanied me to Marylebone—my mother was with me—my husband is not engaged in the business—I had heard the previous Sunday that I was to go to Marylebone from a policeman who called—most of the women had large fashionable hats—they were all very much alike—I looked more at their faces—the prisoner was wearing the same hat—it is a kind of cap, a skin hat, no flowers, not a
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>, 74
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). I was at the station when Mrs. Tottle brought this 5s. piece and made a complaint to me—I handed it to Nicholls.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mrs. Tottle gave me a description of the woman, and her dress.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I described the woman—I went with Nicholls to Holloway to identify the prisoner—one other woman was dressed in green—the prisoner's and some other women's heads were uncovered—I pointed to the other woman in green, but I was not sure—outside Nicholls said I had picked out the wrong woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-87" type="given" value="JOSHUA"/>JOSHUA BRADBROOK</persName> </hi>. I am a police sergeant stationed at Barnet—on May 18th Watson handed me a counterfeit crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-88" type="given" value="ETHEL"/>ETHEL GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I keep a fancy shop at 106, High Street, Barnet—about four o'clock on May 7th I served the prisoner with 6d. worth of crewel silk—she tendered this crown—I noticed it was light—I gave her 4s. 6d. change—when she had gone I examined it more carefully, and found it was bad—I took it to Barnet Police-station, and handed it to Young—I noticed the prisoner's face and dress—I gave a description to Nicholls—yesterday afternoon I went to Holloway, and identified the prisoner from fifteen or twenty women—this is the silk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I noticed the prisoner because she was a stranger,</p>
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<p>and I know most of my customers—I generally put money in the desk, and that I did—I hesitated to give change, but gave her the benefit of the doubt—I did not look at it again till eight the same evening—I refused to go to the Police-court till the Treasury took me last Thursday—I saw a gentleman from the Mint on Thursday evening—I went into the room to identify before Watson—two women had greenish dresses—about fifteen wore hats or head coverings—more than six had no head coverings—having touched the prisoner, I did not look at the others—she was in the middle—I hardly looked at the dress; it was the face I looked at—there was no resemblance between the prisoner and the other woman in green.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). I was station sergeant at Barnet on May 7th, when Gibson brought this counterfeit crown, and gave me a descrip
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She said she had a green costume and a furry hat—she did not mention a "toque" to the best of my recollection.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). I was called to the Bon Marche, and took the prisoner—I said I should charge her with uttering a 5s. piece, know
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<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). I was in charge of the Hampstead Road Station when the prisoner was brought in—I charged her with knowingly uttering a counterfeit 5s. piece, and with an attempt to defraud Messrs. Roper, of High Street, Kilburn—she replied, "Knowingly uttering?"—I said, "Yes"—she said it was given to her in change for some tea at a coffee-house at Barnet—she was taken to a room and searched by Eliza Hemp
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Barnet is in my division—there are Militia barracks there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am in charge of this case—six of the persons amongst whom the prisoner was placed for identification were prisoners—some were "drunk and disorderlies"—they were not all known to the police—they were not dilapidated—I could not say how many were dressed in green, but some were about the prisoner's age.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They are as easy to produce as florins.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LATHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended John Smith and Weston.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">This charge arose out of a dispute in a brothel, and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">after hear
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—In
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TOWNSEND</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">For the case of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">During the progress of the case, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-116" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 53, Crampton Street, Newington Butts—on March 8th I was employed by Messrs. Harrington, of Ludgate Hill—I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were things I had to sell; my private mark is on every article—about £1,100 worth of property was taken away, and only about =£20 worth found.</p>
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<lb/>mises, as I had received information that he was in possession of stolen property—he said that he was not—I went to the front room, and was going towards the foot of the bed, when Dyke shouted out, "That won't do,
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>"—I said, "What?"—he said, "He has put something down his neck, "and I saw Dyke take two rings from his neck—I then asked the prisoner to take off all his clothes, and searched him, and found £25 in gold, some silver and two pawn-tickets on him—I also took possession of a large quantity of jewellery; I do not know where it came from—on May 4th I went again with Dyke, searched the bed again, and between the mattress and palliasse I found this lady's sealskin bag, with eighteen silver watches in it, and twenty-one nine-carat gold, paste rings—I had locked up the premises on April 28th, and kept the key—on May 28th I showed the things to Sharp at Clerkenwell Police-court—he said, "Whoever the in
<lb/>formant may be must have put them there in spite towards me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found the bag six days afterwards—the house is occupied from the top to the bottom; the prisoner occupied the front room only—there was no safe there, and no safe place to keep jewellery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. When I went the second time there were seven
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> marks on the door; an attempt had been made to get in, but the lock was a strong one, and they had not succeeded.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). On April 20th I went with Ballard to Sharp's room, 2, Popham Road—I saw him get up from a chair, take up a can of milk which was on the table, and drop two rings into the milk; shortly afterwards he scratched his head and placed two gold rings down his neck—I said, "
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, that won't do." and took the two rings from his neck—a number of rings and metal watches were found, and seven crucibles, one containing melted metal—I went back in the after-noon, took the crucibles to the station, and asked him if they were his property—he said, "Yes, I use them for melting down cases of watches."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know what is in this crucible, except that it is metal; he volunteered the explanation—I know that they melt down any old silver legitimately.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Sharp is not a jeweller; he is a buyer of watches; ten other watches were found, which are not identified.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">INSPECTOR OUTRAM</hi>. I produce a certificate—I was at Clerkenwell Police-court when Sharp was handed over—I said that we were detec
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<p>of the City, and should take him for receiving—we said, "You understand?"—he said, "Yes."</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-120" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the Abyssinian Gold Com
<lb/>pany, 421, Strand—on September 26th or 27th their premises were broken into through the back wall, and about 300 rings stolen, some nine-carat gold and some eighteen; this ring (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of them, and here are twenty others; they were on the premises the night before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The value of this ring with a diamond is 12s. 6d.; it is nine-carat gold and paste—the lowest price is 12s. 6d., and the highest 25s.—this ring bears our private mark.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on May</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.
<hi rend="italic">Several other convictions were proved against him, and he had had altogether twenty-five year a penal servitude.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, May</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">ap
<lb/>peared for Hartley and Morgan, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">for Craven.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. I helped pack the truck—we have sent thousands over England to grocers, and so on—we sell through our travellers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM RUSSELL"/>WILLIAM RUSSELL TERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Snelling, Lampard and Co., Limited, of St. George's House, Eastcheap—they carry on business as the Hop Tea Company—on March 24th we were expecting a case from the Bermondsey warehouse of 112 quarter-pound packets—it did not come—I saw Syer, and made a communication to the police—this packet is similar to those I expected—the retail price is 6d. a packet, and they contain a proportion of hops—we have no customer at Bradford.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. We send thousands out to grocers—we never supply private customers if they can obtain it—we sell three qualities, one at 2s. 6d. per lb., with a different coloured label, and marked 71/2d. instead of 6d.—our trade price is 1s. 71/2d. per lb., and 21/2 percent, for prompt cash—we allow rather more to one or two wholesale agents—the allowance works out at 2d. per lb.—some customers have become bankrupt—we advertise—five or six years ago we sent out samples—we have used this label over seven years, also the supplemental label—there is nothing to show what year the packets were made up in the warehouse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I never heard of any being sold at 1d. a packet—we pay the duty.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-132" type="surname" value="TALBOT"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-132" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TALBOT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, Bradford</hi>). Craven is an auctioneer in Duckett Lane, Bradford—he lives at 201, St. Leonard's Road—I was in the public market-place at Bradford on Saturday, March 27th, about six p.m.—Craven was holding a sale, and had just got on his stall when I arrived—it was surrounded by a crowd, and on it were hampers, ladies' capes, watches, guards, and packets of tea like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), with the yellow label—he said, "Let us see; what shall Is tart with to-night?"—he looked round his stall, and said, "Who will give me a bid for this? It is hop tea, quarter-pound packets, and usually sold at 6d.," and he pointed to the "6d." on the end of the packet. "What shall I say for this?"—no one made a bid—he said, "I'll start it myself at 1d.; who will say a penny?"—a man in the crowd said, "I will say a penny"—he could get no further advance, and the man took the packet at 1d.—he then picked up another, and said, "Who says another? It is good tea, called hop tea. I have had some to-night for my tea, and I can assure you it is good tea. It is said to be good for indigestion"—he sold a second packet at 1d.—he then introduced some jewellery—I saw some packets in the possession of Sergeant Crouch on April 6th which I have identified as similar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. I have known Craven five or six years—he sold in the market every Saturday—he is a "Cheap Jack"—I was there to look after pickpockets and keep order—it is customary for members of the force to be present—there was nothing unusual in his proceedings that night—there was no concealment—things were wonder
<lb/>fully cheap at the commencement of the auction, to attract people—the people round him were strangers to me, mostly country people—I assisted Crouch to find out who Archer was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined. From inquiries, we found Craven was Archer.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-133" type="surname" value="SMYTH"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-133" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN SMYTH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. James and Priestley, 74, Aldermanbury, mantle manufacturers—part of my duty is to give out materials for making up, and to take in the work when it is returned—when</p>
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<p>the materials are sent out we put marks upon them—in May, Septem
<lb/>ber, and October I employed a Mr. Rayner, of 31, Walworth Street, to make up jackets—we had supplied him with materials like those fourteen jackets produced, which have tickets upon them—we sent thirty-seven jackets and six capes to Rayner to make up—they did not return—we have books from which we check them—I identify them by the make, the ticket, and the cloth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. They are made by machinery, and finished—the material is a sort of shoddy—it is made about the Dewsbury locality—this is a winter line—we send out thousands—the fashions change, and they become of less value—these are sold wholesale at about 5s. 6d., or a little more, but at 4s., 4s. 6d., or 5s. at the end of the season—they would go down in value after November—in the spring we should sell them at less than cost price, which is about 4s. 9d.—the shoddy is worth 15d. a yard of about forty-five inches wide, trade price—we should not sell them by auction, but ask the buyers to fetch them—these would fetch 3s. 11d.—when the season is over they are generally sold for export—"Cheap Jacks" do not buy from us; we only sell to wholesale houses—there has been no attempt to disguise them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-134" type="surname" value="RAYNER"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-134" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RAYNER</persName> </hi>. I am a mantle maker, of 31, Walworth Street and 17, Goswell Road—I make up goods for James and Priestley—I put a ticket on them—I made up some goods in October of last year, upon which I put tickets, on which I wrote the name of the machinist—on October 15th I packed a quantity of jackets, of which these produced formed part, in bundles of four or five, and sent them by a boy, Bernard Ryder, to go to James and Priestley, of 74, Aldennanbury.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-135" type="surname" value="RYDER"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-135" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD RYDER</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years' old—on October 15th I was employed by Mr. Rayner to take some jackets, in bundles, on a barrow to 74, Aldennanbury—I wheeled the barrow up and left it, according to my custom, in the passage at 74, Aldennanbury—the passage was full—I spoke to somebody outside—in consequence of what he said I left the barrow in his care while I went to the counting house—when I came back, after about three minutes, I could see nothing of my barrow, or the goods, or the man—I gave information to the police at Moor Lane—this was between 2.45 and four p.m.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-136" type="surname" value="PENHALL"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-136" type="given" value="ALFRED ERNEST"/>ALFRED ERNEST PENHALL</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman to Messrs. Phillips and Abbott, of 5, Hemsell Street, mantle manufacturers—on October 15th I superintended the packing of a case containing ninety jackets—I saw it closed, and placed under the stairs behind the door, to be sent to the rail
<lb/>way carrier—it was 4 or 5 cwt. in weight—I last saw it safe between 8.30 and 8.45 p.m. on Friday, October 16th—the next morning it was not there at 8.45—I gave information to the police—there were about ninety mantles in the packet—the eleven jackets produced belong to Messrs. Phillips and Abbott.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. This material is a cheap frieze—it is hardly a real frieze—it would be very rude to call it shoddy—this jacket would cost wholesale about 7s. 11d. when it was fashionable—as the season progressed it would depreciate possibly to 3s. 6d. or 3s. at the end of the season, about Christmas—the labels are all intact—the labels facilitate my identifying them, as it is my writing on them—without the label, I should be able to speak to them by the make, and many details—we sell</p>
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<p>to wholesale houses for cash and credit—some houses may become bankrupt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have not the unfortunate experience of the bank-ruptcy of any of my wholesale customers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-137" type="surname" value="NASH"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-137" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES NASH</persName> </hi>. I am junior clerk to Messrs. Phillips and Abbott—I remember the case being missed from behind the door on a Saturday morning in October—I had seen it that morning at 8.30.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-138" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-138" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Patersou Edwards, my brother, toy-maker, of 6 and 7, Old Kent Road—on December 9th I packed five dozen toy mail-carts on a costermonger's barrow—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are some of them—we make them—I handed the packed barrow over to Henry Musters, an errand boy in my brother's employment, with instruc
<lb/>tions as to where he was to take them—in consequence of what he afterwards told me I gave information at Seething Lane Police-station, where I saw thirty-nine of the carts, of which three are produced here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Their values are 10d., 1s. 9d, and 2s. to the trade—the dark one with red wheels is worth 2s.—we have got three of those back—most of those missed are the cheap article.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-139" type="surname" value="MASTERS"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-139" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MASTERS</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Broad Sun Street, Hatcham—I am errand boy to Paterson Edwards—I remember Mr. James Edwards pack
<lb/>ing toy mail-carts on a costermonger's barrow, and covering them over with a tarpaulin, to take to Houndsditch—on the way I went into Mr. Zimmerman's shop, leaving the barrow outside for two or three minutes—when I returned a man was shifting my barrow—I said, "Leave that barrow alone"—he said, "It will get smashed up; I'll put it further away, but where you can see it"—I went back to Zimmerman's, and on return
<lb/>ing the barrow and man were not there—that was about five p.m.—the next day I saw my barrow at Arbour Lane Police-station, but neither the tarpaulin nor the contents.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-140" type="surname" value="BELL"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-140" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BELL</persName> </hi> (306
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). Early on December 10th I found a coster-monger' barrow in Exmouth Street, East-end, between 300 and 400 yards from Cotton Street—I took it to Arbour Square Police-station—Masters identified it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-141" type="surname" value="GIBBARD"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-141" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM GIBBARD</persName> </hi>. I am manager to John Gibbard, boot manufacturer, Trafalgar Road, Old Kent Road—he has workshops in Aldgate Avenue—I had a box-truck, of which this is a sketch, for convey
<lb/>ing boots from our factory to our branch works—on March 29th I sent our man, John Smith, to Aldgate Avenue, having seen it packed with 137 pairs of boots to be finished, and 144 pairs of bottom stuff and some materials to be made up—I locked up the box-truck; we keep a key at each place—I heard that something had happened to the truck, and went to Seeth
<lb/>ing Lane Police-station the same day and gave information to the police—on April 2nd I went to a stable at 7, Cotton Street, with Detective Sergeant Crouch, where I saw the axle, wheels, springs, guard wheel, clips, and bolts and nuts, and the padlock and pieces of beading, which had formed part of the box-truck when it left the premises on March 29th—I opened the lock with the key at the Mansion House—I have the two keys now—on April 4th I was shown a bag of broken firewood, from which I picked several pieces of wood which had formed part of the truck—I can swear to it—the truck cost £22 to build for us in 1890—it was in capital condition; it had been done up—every line of</p>
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<p>work sent out has a ticket with it—the portions of tickets found at Cotton Street, which were handed to me, were some of them—this is one of them, in my writing—it refers to some girls' brown boots in tan calf—we have not recovered any of the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. I manage the manufacturing for my father—we make them, from a child's at £1 a dozen, to men's at 25s. a pair—I know of no place where boots are made of old discarded boots; it is a fallacy—there is no such firm in Northampton—there is no firm which transfers old boots into new ones—there is a firm in the country who buy up old army boots, and repair them in such a way that they are put on the market, but not at £1 a dozen—the "translated" boots cannot be sold under 5s. a pair, nor produced under 4s. a pair—the meaning of "translating" is taking goods bought up by army contractors, and putting the good part of one boot to supply the defect of another, and so making a presentable boot.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-142" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Mr. John Gibbard, of 89, Old Kent Road—I remember taking the box-truck from Trafalgar Road towards Aid
<lb/>gate Avenue—when opposite the Three Lords in the Minories, some
<lb/>body crossed the road and asked if I wanted to earn sixpence—I told him I could not very well, as I had my truck—I stood there a little while—he said he worked over at the Three Lords—"Might we pull the truck just outside, and I will mind it for you?"—he gave me two sixpences to get a portmanteau from the Three Lords to go to Mark Lane Station—I was away twenty minutes—when I got back there was no truck or man—I went to our foreman at Aldgate Avenue.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-143" type="surname" value="HANBURY"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE PAXTON"/>GEORGE PAXTON HANBURY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the Midland Railway Company, Alder Street, City—I produce the advice note "U"—it was returned to me from Bradford; also the six consignment notes lettered from £1 to £6; also "T" and "W," and "V." (
<hi rend="italic">These were consign
<lb/>ments to Craven or Archer at Milns' Hotel, James Street, Bradford, of hop tea and other goods; also many bills and documents relating to the transit of goods to Bradford.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. We send an invoice with the goods, but not our sheets, and the receiver or his representative signs the delivery-book produced with the goods.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-144" type="surname" value="FOULGER"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FOULGER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the Great Eastern Railway Com
<lb/>pany at Bishopsgate Station. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness produced similar exhibits, in
<lb/>cluding consignment notes from to "Smith," and of hers to "Archer," "Van Pra," and others at Bradford and abroad, some of which referred to similar goods to those referred to.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-145" type="surname" value="WARMBY"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-145" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HKNRY WARMBY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the Mile End Branch of the Lon
<lb/>don and South-Western Bank, Limited, where Hartley kept an account—I became acquainted with his signature when he signed our signature-book in the usual way—judging by the figures and the writing this is the remainder of his cheque-book—the counterfoils are partly his writing—the letters produced, marked "G1" to "G11" and "B," are Hartley's writing, also the labels "H1" to "H7," and "N1" and "N2." (
<hi rend="italic">The latter were found at Craven's place at Bradford.</hi>) "L1" to "L6" and "M1" to "M8" all resemble his writing—Hartley's account was closed on April 9th by drawing out £29 4s. 10d. in cash—he had drawn on April 6th £300 in gold—the year's turnover was about £1,200.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I have seen Hartley write his signature—I base my opinion simply upon that—I saw a number of documents at the Police-court in Hartley's writing, more than I have seen to-day—he had very little correspondence with the bank.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-146" type="surname" value="INGLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-146" type="given" value="GEORGE SMITH"/>GEORGE SMITH INGLIS</persName> </hi>. I have had handed to me, for the purpose of comparison, the documents referred to, purporting to have been written by Hartley; also the counterfoils—I have examined them, and say they are all written by the same hand—there is more carelessness in his ordi-nary documents than in his counterfoils—they appear to have been written in a hurry—I have also examined the documents purported to have been written by Craven, and compared them with the signatures on "P" and "Q"—they are written by the same person who wrote the refusal to accept the goods at the bottom of the consignment note "U."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GROGHEGAN</hi>. I was not called at the Police-court—I was first consulted on the Friday before the 22nd, the date of my report—I had the papers with me about two or three days—I cannot say whether I was shown cheques with signatures—the writing is not disguised.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-147" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a carman employed by the Great Eastern Railway Company—one day near the end of February I was at dinner at a coffee-house in Sidney Street—I left my van-boy, Hand, outside—he came in and told me something—I went out and saw Morgan for the first time—he asked me to take some goods for him—I said, "Yes"—he told me to follow him, and I followed with the van to Jubilee Street, Mile End, and to a second-hand shop, where there were umbrellas, boots, clothes, furniture, and all sorts—I received some bales or cases—he handed me a filled-up consignment note, and I signed it, and took the goods away to the depot to be forwarded—a fortnight after the same thing occurred at the same coffee-shop, and Morgan took me to the "Dairy shop, which is at the corner of Oxford Street and Sidney Street, Stepney, the door being in Oxford Street—I went with Morgan in at some gates, through a yard, and into a shed—Morgan helped me out with a case or bale, and put it in the van—he gave me the consignment note there—I had so many goods I cannot remember where they were sent, but I only collected for Bradford or Amsterdam from Morgan—two or three days or a week afterwards I met him again—he took me to Cotton Street—that was about March—I collected a case and a bale, and one time a bicycle, and once a truck—I collected for him about a dozen times from Cotton Street, the last time being about March 30th—on two occasions I saw Hartley at Cotton Street—Morgan called him the "governor—I did not learn his name till April 3rd, when Morgan was arrested—I went with the police to 21, Sydney Square, Stepney—Hartley came up while we were standing there—I told the police, in Hartley's hearing, that I had known Hartley as the governor—I never saw a Mr. Smith there, only those two.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Morgan opened the gates and directed me, not Hartley—Hartley could hear what I said to the police—the room was two rooms thrown into one, and was about as big as from here to the end of the jury-box.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-148" type="surname" value="HAND"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-148" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAND</persName> </hi>. I live at 40, Clarkson Street, Bethnal Green Road—I was Knight's van boy—I recognised Hartley and Morgan—Hartley was</p>
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<p>at Cotton Street twice—he watched us put the goods on the van—Morgan was there—I have seen him twenty to twenty-four times at Cotton Street, Jubilee Street, and while we were at dinner, when he came to ask us to take goods—I helped to put the goods on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-149" type="surname" value="EAKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-149" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY EAKINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 69, Pelham Street, Mile End—I am a carman employed by the Midland Railway Company—I had collected goods from 21, Sydney Square, and 228, St. George's Street—I was stopped with my van and ordered to go there—I have seen Hartley at Sydney Square, when I had collected all sorts of things, for twelve months past, to be conveyed by railway—I only noticed to see that I had the right number—I was stopped and asked, and went to Cotton Street once—when the door was opened, I saw five or six men doing one thing and another—the stable door opened on to the pavement—the men seemed to be in a hurry to get the goods ready to go away—they were described as trunks on the consignment note, £3—I scratched out "Great Eastern "and put "Midland"—I put "No. 10" on it because they told me that was the number—the goods were "Carriage forward" and not "Carriage paid," or else one of them would have to go to the station to get the weight—I took them away with the truck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHKGAN</hi>. The only goods I took from Hartley were from 21, Sydney Square—I have not been asked about Cotton Street since I gave my evidence at the Police-court—I only take goods for the Midland Railway in my district when I am asked to take them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-150" type="surname" value="LARTER"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-150" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES LARTER</persName> </hi>. I am a mantle-maker, of 224, Graham Road, Hackney—on March 25th I packed forty-five mantles of cloth and plush in a large hamper, which I had placed on a hired costermonger's barrow, covered with a table-cloth and tied to the barrow—I gave it in charge of the boy, John Hutton, with directions to take it to Messrs. Cook and Lawrence, 14, Knightrider Street—he left my premises about 2.20—it came to my knowledge afterwards that the goods had been stolen—the value of the contents of the hamper was £25—the next morning I went with Austin to Limehouse Police-station, in reply to a telegram to fetch the barrow, and I recovered the barrow, which I identified—I know this is the hamper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), because of the way I repaired it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. There are thousands like it, but there is a stair-rod driven into the wood-work in a way that it cannot be got out without destroying the lid—that is my work—usually there is an ron bar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-151" type="surname" value="HAYDON"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-151" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAYDON</persName> </hi>. I live at 70, Bellshaw Street, Homerton—I am fifteen years old—on March 25th I was employed by Mr. Larter to take a barrow and basket to 14, Knightrider Street—going through Goldsmith Row in the Hackney Road, a boy came and said, "Would you go and get me a ladder, and I will give you a shilling?"—I did not get the ladder—I was away three minutes—when I came back the hamper, barrow, and lad were not there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-152" type="surname" value="CARPENTER"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-152" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CARPENTER</persName> </hi> (21
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I found the barrow in Copenhagen Place, Limehouse (nearly a mile from Cotton Street), early on March 26th—I took it to the station—Mr. Larter claimed it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-153" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-153" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a packing-case maker, of 4, Raven Row, which is at the corner of Cotton Street—there is a stable at No. 7—on</p>
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<p>December 1st Morgan and a friend of his came to me and asked me, and I showed them over the stable that was then to let, and referred them to the owner—I had the key to let in the man to do the whitewashing—Morgan said his governor was a general dealer, and they wanted it for a storehouse, because I asked whether they wanted it for a horse or a donkey, and they said, "No"—I afterwards learned the stables were taken at 6s. a week—Morgan paid me the rent up to March 7th, except one week, which the agent received on the premises—Mr. Grey called at my place for the rent—Morgan was on the premises nearly every day—I asked him what his governor's name was, and he said, "William Smith," whose address was given as 32, Percival Street—Smith made me the last two payments—they usually paid two weeks together—William Smith was not anyone I see here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. The man who came with Morgan was not the man who paid the two weeks' rent—I did not see Morgan there—I saw him pass the place, going there—I never saw Hartley—I never saw goods arrive—I could not see the premises from my place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-154" type="surname" value="ISAACS"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ISAACS</persName> </hi>. I am a clicker, of 18, Cotton Street—the first-floor window of the room I occupy is directly opposite the stables at 7, Cotton Street—I have been in ill-health, and have spent a good deal of my time looking out of the window—in February I noticed a small van taking away parcels—in consequence of what I saw I made notes on this calendar produced—on March 25th I have "Ten trunks Midland Railway," and the number of the wagon—I saw them arrive, and I saw them go away—when they arrived two lads were wheeling the barrow, and a young man was walking on the pavement—the trunks were not covered when they arrived—when they went away they were covered with sacking—on March 29th I saw a covered-in truck, like this sketch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), wheeled by two lads, and a man walking on the pavement—I saw it go into the stable—Morgan was there; I saw him often—after the gate was closed I heard loud knocking, as if they were breaking up the truck, for about half an hour—during that time a policeman came along, when a young man walked up to the gate and stooped, as though he was tying his shoe, and the hammering ceased till after the policeman had passed behind the boy, when the knocking recommenced—I saw Morgan come out, wiping his face with his handkerchief, and somebody went for some bread and cheese and beer—I saw Morgan bring out a long sack of what seemed to be fire-wood and go towards Sydney Square, on that or the next day—Morgan was there two or three times a day—he used to go in with a key, and come out; there might be a day between when he did not come—Good came in and went away an hour before I put it on this calendar—I have not seen all, but I have put it down once or twice a week—goods mostly came to day and went away to-morrow—I never saw goods arrive without Morgan being there—I have seen Hartley help twice to put things in the van—I have often seen him there—I identified Hartley at 21, Sydney Square, on April 3rd—I did not recognise Morgan, because he had his hair cut close, shaved his moustache off, had the light coat on he has on now, and he sat on the corner of a couch, and bloated his face out—there were goods at the stable when I saw Hartley—he came before goods arrived, and after they had gone away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I had not been watching the</p>
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<p>shed five years—I said before the Magistrate, "I had known the place five years, because I had lived opposite five years"—I did not speak to the police about it till they took possession—I live with my married daughter—we often discussed what had taken place at the stables—her mother and I had both been ill—people live downstairs—I never said a word to them about this matter—I know one of the police, and he said, "They have been a rum lot," and I made a clean breast of the matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. I have only been an amateur detective since I have been taken ill—I do not read detective stories—I am not a good scholar, but I read them—I should know the trunks if I saw them—they had a kind of light band, of either leather or wood, and were of middling size, with big brass nails—they came in about midday—all their doings looked suspicious.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-155" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-155" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-155" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Foster Jackson, and the daughter of William Isaacs—I was living with and nursing my father at 18, Cotton Street, during his illness—his window overlooks the stable opposite—I have seen Hartley there quite two dozen times at different hours—also goods on barrows go in, and goods sent out on vans—he came shortly after the goods came or went away—the first time I saw him was about the middle of January, between 10.20 and 10.30 p.m.—I heard a van being backed, and looked through the window—I saw Hartley at the horse's head, backing the horse in—there was a light in the stable, and I saw all over the stable, but I saw no other man there—Morgan was there most days—I saw the box-cart go in on March 29th—I afterwards heard the breaking up of wood—I saw the boy make the signal, and Morgan came out, and they got some cheese and beer—the next day I saw Morgan with a sack of firewood on his back, which dragged along as he went.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I am not with my husband—I know the people in the house, and the neighbours on one side, not the other—I never mentioned it to the people downstairs—on one occasion the people next door made inquiries as to the people opposite—my father was ill, and sometimes not up—I never spoke to a policeman about it—my father has been in the house five years—I saw a tall man like Hartley there—I am not sure about his moustache.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. I saw the trunks go in—I said be
<lb/>fore the Magistrate I thought they were trunks, but they may have been some other goods—that must have been when they were packed, and com
<lb/>ing out the following day—they were then done up in a kind of canvas—when they went in they were black with fawn leather binding.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-156" type="surname" value="HALEY"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-156" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HALEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>). I am an auctioneer at Westgate, Bradford—I have been in the trade about twenty years—I have known Craven, who is also an auctioneer, about eighteen months—he has not a proper sales-room; I believe he sells in the market—he is what is called a "Cheap Jack"—I have only had one dealing with him—I have never known anything against him—there is nothing un-usual in his trade of selling bankrupts' or cleared stocks—I do not know him personally; I have heard he is a married man with children.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-157" type="surname" value="GREENWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-157" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID GREENWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the goods department of the Mid
<lb/>land Railway at Bradford—I saw Craven write on the consignment "U," "I refuse to accept these goods"—that was between two and three p.m.,</p>
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<p>and in our store-room at the goods depot at the Midland Railway Station at Bradford—he erased the "S. Craven "by putting his pen through it—I said, "If you wish to sign for Archer, you must sign 'per Archer' or as Craven"—Inspector Abbott, of the Bradford Police, was present.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. I told him I was dealing with Mr. Archer, and that he had signed "S. Craven"—the goods were directed to Archer—then he wrote "per pro Archer, S. Craven"—I did not know he was Craven.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-158" type="surname" value="MILNES"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILNES</persName> </hi>. I am the proprietor of Milnes' Temperance Hotel, 30, James Street, Bradford—I have known Craven from a child—he has had a lock-up shop at the back of mine in Duckett Lane for about eighteen months, with his name up, and occupation—for twelve years I have taken in letters and parcels for him—about Christmas time letters and parcels arrived for Archer, which we handed to Craven, or left in the hotel rack—with regard to one letter, he said, "This would be for me"—I said, "Are you Archer?"—he said, "It will be right; there will be some goods coming in this name, and you can take them in"—I thought he was one of the Leeds family of that name, and asked no further questions—some goods came for Archer before I was up, but the
<hi rend="italic">Missis</hi> refused to take them in, because we had no room—they came from the Midland Railway.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. We had seven bedrooms—I get a variety of letters for people in the hotel, and for people working in the market, and not staying in the hotel—I merely inquire if there is any name of that sort in the house—he has a private house at St. Leonard's Place, Bradford—he lives with his 'wife and three children about a mile and a-half from Duckett Lane—his name is over his shop and the passage leading to it and on the window sill—Duckett Lane is a narrow lane at the back of my premises—there is a way to it through the hotel—I have always found him honest and straightforward; he bears a good character—I know his father as an auctioneer and dealer in watches and jewellery, and selling in the market.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> The right of way was stopped about three months ago—there is a letter-box at his shop—letters came for Craven and Archer by the same post, and a parcel in the name of Brown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-159" type="surname" value="SIMMONS"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-159" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT SIMMONS</persName> </hi>. I have lived at 10, Cotton Street, for five years—no person named Smith has lived in that house for the last ten months—I have not seen nor known of any goods being consigned from it in the name of W. Smith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. They are private residences—there is a stable at No. 6—there are three families at No. 10.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-160" type="surname" value="HOOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-160" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOOPER</persName> </hi>. I now reside at 29, Jupp Road, Bradford, but formerly at 73, Skidraore Street, Mile End, for six or seven months—I left on the Thursday previous to Inspector Abbott's visit, at the end of April or the beginning of May—I knew no person named W. Brown at 73, Skid more Street—I only knew my lodger, Mr. Cohen, a cigar-maker—I never consigned any goods to Archer or Craven, Bradford.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. I also had a woman lodging there, who was a rag-sorter—I do not know who lived there before me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-161" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-161" type="given" value="HENRY THOMAS"/>HENRY THOMAS JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of 21, Sidney Square, Mile End—Hartley has been my tenant since last July, at £40 a year—there</p>
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<p>are eight rooms—I called each month for the rent—I saw Hartley, not Morgan.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-162" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-162" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector</hi>). I was in charge of Seething Lane Police-station on April 3rd, when Hartley and Morgan were brought in in custody—I took the charge; they both gave the address, 21, Sidney Square, Mile End.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-163" type="surname" value="RICHARDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-163" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RICHARDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, H</hi>). On April 1st I received informa
<lb/>tion, and went to the stable adjoining No. 7, Cotton Street—I found the door open, and a constable in charge—I searched the premises, and found a pair of wheels and an axle of a box, and some toy mail-carts—in con
<lb/>sequence of what I found I communicated with the City Police—on April 2nd I met Sergeant Crouch and Mr. Gibbard, and a thorough search was made of the premises—I found this padlock, locked—it was shown to Mr. Gibbard—I have known Hartley about eight years, and Morgan for about two years—I have frequently seen them together in the neighbourhood of Stepney—I was at 21, Sidney Square, on April 3rd, after the arrest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Cotton Street is in my division—Inspector Knight is my superior—I reported to him that the stable had been found open—I have heard no report of a derelict truck being found within 300 yards of 7, Cotton Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am attached to Arbour Square Police-station—if the truck had been found by the police it would have been reported there—a private individual might go elsewhere—a policeman would take it, or accompany someone who took it, to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-164" type="surname" value="ABBOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-164" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ABBOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, City Police</hi>). I am in charge of this case—I have made inquiries at 220, St. George's Street, East—it is occupied by James Morris—outside the Mansion House I said to Hartley, "I have seen your mother at 220, St. George's Street; I do not know at present whether we shall call her as a witness or not"—he said, "I hope you won't"—the mother is the wife of James Morris.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-165" type="surname" value="CROUCH"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-165" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE CROUCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On April 3rd I was in Sidney Square, Mile End, with Detective Humphreys, and the witnesses Hand and Knight—I told Morgan we were police officers, and should charge him with stealing 137 pairs of boots and a box-truck on March 29th last—he said, "I know nothing about any boots; my name is not
<hi rend="italic">Ted</hi> Hartley"—Hartley's name had not then been mentioned—Morgan was detained—I then went to No. 21—whilst making inquiries Hartley came up—I told him we were police officers, and he would be charged with being concerned with Morgan (at the same time pointing to Morgan) in stealing and receiving a box-truck and 137 pairs of women's and children's boots on March 29th—he said, "I know nothing about any boots; I am a fancy job and stock buyer"—immediately afterwards the witnesses Isaacs and Jackson arrived—Isaacs pointed to Jackson, saying, "That is the governor," and, pointing to the others, he said, "
<hi rend="italic">That</hi> is the carman, and
<hi rend="italic">that</hi> is the carman's boy"—Mrs. Jackson came in, and did exactly the same thing—I made notes immediately afterwards of this and other conversations, but I have committed them to memory—the prisoners were taken to the station, leaving a constable in charge of the house—they were charged at the station—they said they knew nothing about it—on being searched Morgan took this bunch of keys from his right-hand trousers pocket., and said, "These are not</p>
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<p>mine, they are the governor's,"pointing to Hartley—they were detained—the same evening I went to 21, Sidney Square with Humphreys, and saw Richardson—we entered the house, and made a search—we found at 21, Sidney Square, Commercial Road, E., and in a loft and stable ab the rear of 106, Oxford Street, Commerical Road, E., a hamper containing dog-whips, dog-collars, and toy-reins (200 pieces in all); box containing 100 tin-boxes of colours, twenty-two toy-pistols and ten boxes of dominoes, three boxes of toy-colours, twenty-two hair-pin boxes (empty), fifteen lady's leather hand-bags, two lady's leather dressing-cases and fit
<lb/>tings, box containing magic-lantern and accessories, basket containing toy and miscellaneous articles, brown leather hand-bag containing thirty-seven pieces of cutlery, four clocks, five hair-brushes, one barometer, and 115 white silk handkerchiefs; hamper containing twenty-five horse-bits, two pairs of spurs, four stable-brushes, one pair of horse-clips, and two carriage-lamps; brown leather kit-bag containing 194 silk handkerchiefs and twenty-nine wraps; hamper containing cardboard models, hamper containing a quantity of tarpaulins and sacks, cardboard box containing cups, saucers and curios; sack of wood, three pieces of Italian cloth and one piece of dress material, six crumb-trays and brushes, eighty-eight metal waiters, small quantity of tea, and a rubber-tyred hand trolley—the things found were new—Hartley and Morgan were brought before the Magistrate at the Mansion House on April 5th—formal evidence was given, and a remand granted by the Lord Mayor till the following Monday—I was present—Hartley was admitted to bail—Morgan was in custody—there was another remand to April 12th—Hartley was not then admitted to bail—I left the Mansion House on April 5th before the bail was entertained, and, in consequence of information, I went to Bradford—the first day Craven was said to be out of Bradford—on April 6th a search-warrant was granted, and I searched the pre
<lb/>mises in Duckett Lane, in the presence of Mrs. Craven—I found eleven packets of hop tea, and closed the place—on April 7th I found the pre
<lb/>mises open, and Craven there, with Inspector Abbey, of the Bradford Police—I told him we were police officers, and asked him to account for the possession of the hop tea and the goods in the store-room—he said he had received them from
<hi rend="italic">Ted</hi> Hartley—I asked him if he had got any receipts for them—he said, "No"—I accompanied him to his private address, at 200, St. Leonard's Road, Ellerton, Bradford, where he handed me these eleven letters—I then returned with Abbey to Duckett Lane, and, from what Abbey told me, we went to the Midland Goods Station at Bradford after we had searched the premises, and found fifty-three pairs of boots, twenty-eight ladies' jackets, a cape, a costume, fancy figured lace, cloth gaiters, jacket material, shirts, tea, twenty-seven rolls of tape binding, three boxes of fancy soap, one case of rose champagne, a quantity of fancy trimmings, five hampers in which goods were packed—Craven and Constable Green went with Abbey and me to the railway station—I told Craven Hartley was in custody—at the station we asked that we might see the contents of five cases of wine, and one large case of clothing, and a bale, which contained two rolls of cloth—these were opened in the presence of Craven, myself, Abbey, and Green, and one or two railway officials—they were all addressed and labelled to Archer, Milnes' Temperance Hotel, Bradford—the five cases contained</p>
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<p>sparkling hock and Muscatel, the large case a quantity of shirting, cut out and ready for making up—Craven said he refused to accept those goods, not having ordered the same—I wrote on one of Craven's invoice forms that he must be at the Mansion House Police-court on March 12th, which should have been April—I saw him at the Mansion House on April 12th, where a warrant was handed to me, and I appre
<lb/>hended him on it—formal evidence was given, and there was a remand—he was searched, and memorandum was found on him with this endorsed on it: "The reason for being culled Archer was that I thought he was going to fail. I never saw Cotton Street. Sam was not in Bradford when the goods came, nor in London when they were sent. 7 and 8 Geo. IV., chap. 39, sec. 54. Send Morris Station, Whitechapel, seven o'clock." (
<hi rend="italic">The marginal note of the section referred to is:</hi> "Where the original offence is felony, the receivers of stolen property may be tried either as accessories after the fact or for a substantive felony.") I also found this letter: "21, Sidney Square, Stepney. Dear Sam,—Have sent a quantity of cutlery, say £10 the lot. I am going to send you some parcels from Smith, and as I do not want him to know your address, as the goods will go away from his place in Cotton Street, I have sent them in the name of Archer to Milnes; so anything that comes in that name Accept, and settle with me.—Yours faithfully,
<hi rend="smallCaps">TED</hi> "; and other documents, including several auctioneer's licences for different years and different places.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I have no witness here from Oxford Street—none of these keys found on Morgan fit 7, Cotton Street—before the prisoners were taken Mrs. Jackson gave me a description of several men, including a tall dark man, with a slight moustache—the description was circulated without effect—I do not know who William Smith was—a good many of the goods are produced, which have been in possession of the police since April 3rd—a robbery or a find of stolen goods is reported to every station within fifteen miles of Charing Cross; beyond that the county police deal with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. I heard from Craven's wife that he was at Rotherham when I first visited his premises—she said she would write to him—I did not hear him say he had heard from his wife—there was a conversation between Abbey and Craven, who appeared downcast—he said the receipts were at his private house, where he pro
<lb/>duced some from different vases; they were not concealed—I told him to produce all he could find—he brought some to London—I have made inquiries—I cannot fix him with guilt with regard to all the property found—I never saw such various goods sold before by any auctioneer in the open—I have been in the force over thirteen years. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness identified the remnants of the trolley, etc., found at Sidney Square.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-166" type="surname" value="ABBEY"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-166" type="given" value="EDWARD HOPLEY"/>EDWARD HOPLEY ABBEY</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of the Bradford Borough Police—on April 6th Crouch and I made inquiries at Bradford for Craven—we were informed that he was away, and a search warrant was applied for, and executed that day in Mrs. Craven's presence—we found eleven packets of hop-tea, which Crouch took possession of—the next morning, about ten, I went again to Duckett Lane—I told Craven we had a search-warrant, and had been searching the night previous in the presence of his wife, and had found eleven packets of hop-tea, which Crouch had, and Crouch told him that Hartley was in custody and</p>
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<p>asked him how he accounted for the possession of the tea and a lot of stuff that was on the premises—he said he got it from
<hi rend="italic">Ted</hi> Hartley—he was asked to produce receipts—he opened the safe, and produced receipts, which did not refer to anything we were inquiring about, but jewellery, which we did not take possession of—I remained at Duckett Lane while Crouch and another officer went with Craven to his residence—on their return I told Craven there were goods at the railway station for him, and requested him to accompany us there to look at them—we all four went to the station, and the goods were opened in his presence—he said he had not ordered them, and should not accept them—I said, "You have been in the habit of taking goods consigned to you in the name of Archer"—he said, "I have not ordered these goods, and I don't take them"—one of the officials said he should assign some reason for not taking the goods, and he wrote on a note in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>. I have been at Bradford twenty-four years—I have known Craven since he was a boy, with the exception of missing him for a few years—he is a native of Bradford—he sold in the market—we never had him in custody, but he made a bad impression on the police by his manner when selling his goods—offering a watch for sale, he would say, "I have got this from someone who does not work for a living; they are down at nights, when you are in bed"—that is the only thing—from thirty to a hundred people would be present—I was present, and other officers, but I have not noticed constables in uniform—when he looked for receipts, and produced some, I did not hear him say, "They are not here."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-167" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RICHARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>). I said before the Magistrate that I knew Hartley kept a stall' in Middlesex Street, where he sold fancy goods—I went to the owner of the shed, but he did not mention William Smith. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness, in his deposition, stated; "</hi> I believe he said William Smith had occupied the premises about three months; he gave me the address of Smith, and said he paid 6s. a week for the shed.") I got that from the toy foreman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Craven received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-410-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged on four indictments for felony,</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> and
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<interp inst="t18970524-410-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>one for misdemeanour,</rs> on which no evidence was offered.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18970524-410-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARTLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MORGAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18970524-410-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18970524-410-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-410-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">They were stated to have been associated as principals in similar frauds.—
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<interp inst="t18970524-410-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-410-18970524 t18970524-410-punishment-26"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">She received an excellent character.—
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-171" type="given" value="TRAVERS"/>MR. TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-172" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS CRAWLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a coal dealer, of 16, Davidson Street, Stepney—I had a light coal van which I let out to Mills in March—he had an accident with it, and left it at the Great Eastern Railway Depôt—I saw it safe about the middle of March, after the accident—on March 29th I received information, and found it had disappeared—I did not see it again till April 22nd, when I went with the police to Leach's yard—I knew Smith four or five years ago—I did not give him authority to take the van away from the depot and take it to Leach; I had not spoken to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A man came to me, but I do not know whether you sent him; I did not know his name was Martin—he said, "Have you lost a van?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "I can tell you where it is, but I shall want a bit of gold"—I said, "If I receive the van I will give you a bit of gold"—he said, "Will you give me a promise not to prosecute the man who stole it?"—I parleyed a bit; he went away for some time; he then returned and said, "Give me a shilling"—I did so, and I got the van.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-173" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SAUNDERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">G. E. R. Constable</hi>). I am stationed at Devonshire Street Goods Station—on March 27th I saw the prisoner taking Mr. Crawly's van out; it was a three-wheeled van—I asked him whose van it was—he said Crawley's, and that he was going to take it to be repaired—I have no doubt that the prisoner is the man—I saw him afterwards with a number of people; I picked him out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-174" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-174" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On May 20th Saunders pointed the prisoner out to me, working in Bow Road—I told him I should take him for stealing a four-wheeled van—he said, "I know nothing about a van"—I took him to the station and charged him; he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence:</hi> At the beginning of March I was in Mile End Road, and Thomas Mills, a contractor, took me into the Black Boy, and gave me a pint of ale. He said, "I want you to take a van to Marshall's; it has only got three wheels; you will have to get a wheel put on it be
<lb/>fore you can take it."My brother said, "Go and do the best you can," and I went and sold it to Leach for 35s.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not come back last Tuesday week, and call you off the job; I have not seen you for eight months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-412-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18970524-413-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to two indictments for feloniously, receiving paint-brushes, and other articles of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970524-413-offence-1 t18970524-name-177"/>Great Eastern Railway Company</persName>,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">The Police stated that he had been receiving stolen property for the last twenty years, and was the associate of burglars and horse thieves.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st, Tuesday and Wednesday, June</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st and</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER CHARLES HILL-KENNEDY</hi> (46)</persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-180" type="surname" value="WESTBROOK"/>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18970524-414-offence-1 t18970524-cd-1"/>April 25th, 1895</rs>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. F. GILL, HORACE AVORY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBSON</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-181" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-181" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Central Office of the Supreme Court—I produce the documents filed there; the writ, endorsed "The plaintiff claims damages for libel"; the transfers, an injunction to restrain the defendant from publishing in the
<hi rend="italic">South African Critic</hi> of April 24th, 1896, certain false statements concerning the plaintiff; also a certificate of Captain Alexander Charles Kennedy, of April 25th, and the Affidavit which bears the order of the learned Judge in Chambers, granting an interim in
<lb/>junction until the summons is returnable—I also produce a summons for an interim injunction, dated April 25th—the order for an injunction is entered by the Judge on May 1st, 1896—on the same day there is a dupli
<lb/>cate order, declaring the injunction to be continued during the hearing of the action—I also produce a further affidavit of Captain Kennedy on May 14th, on a motion to commit Mr. Hess, and an order for the exami
<lb/>nation of Mr. H. A. Ward on November 3rd; also a deposition of his taken in the action; also an order of March 20th, 1897, dismissing the action, unless the defendant files answers to certain interrogatories—the effect of that was that the action was dismissed on March 27th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-182" type="surname" value="SHEPHERD"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-182" type="given" value="MARSHALL"/>MARSHALL SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employment of Messrs. Lewis and Lewis, who were solictors for Mr. Hess and other defendants in the action—I produce the order for the interim injunction, the particu
<lb/>lars of defence in the action, and the interrogatories; I also identify the pleadings in the action—the date of the interrogatories is March 1st—they were not answered.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-183" type="surname" value="WESTBROOK"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-183" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WESTBROOK</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor and a Commissioner for Oaths, of Bell Yard, Fleet Street—this affidavit, No. 1, was sworn before me on April 25th, 1896—the name of Mr. Savidge is on the back of it as the solicitor—the person making the affidavit signed it "A. C. Kennedy"—I do not recollect the individual.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18970524-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18970524-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-184" type="surname" value="RIDGWAY"/>
<interp inst="t18970524-name-184" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER RIDGWAY</persName> </hi>. I am a public notary, of 2, Pope's Head Alley—I have known the prisoner for some years; I knew him generally as Hill—I have known him as Hill Kennedy; I think first at the end of 1895—I know his handwriting—the signature to this affidavit appears to be his handwriting—I saw him about December 27th, 1895—he brought this document (
<hi rend="italic">marked</hi> 11) to me to have a copy made of it; it is a licence to prospect in British Bechuanaland.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It is dated November, 1895, and is numbered 190—I made an accurate copy of it; it is exhibit No. 12—I copied it quite accurately; everything that was on it—I find on the back of No. 11 the word "Hutton"; I might not have made a copy of that—I don't think I did; it does not appear on my copy—after making the copy I handed the, original back to the prisoner—I see exhibit 13; the signature, "Alexander C. Kennedy,"I believe to be the prisoner's.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>. I cannot say whether the word "Hutton "was at the back of the original—the original is recognised by the number, 190; other copies were made at the same time, I think two others, in the same handwriting.
<hi rend="italic">Affidavit read as follows;</hi></p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEXANDER CHARLES HILL-KENNEDY</hi> (formerly known as Alexander Charles Hill) of 19 Boliogbroke Road Kensington in the county of Middlesex retired Captain in Her Majesty's Army and now engaged as agent in England for the sale of African properties make oath and say as follows:—I am the plaintiff in this action. I have in the last eight years been four times out to South Africa prospecting and acting as the agent for purchase and sale of Gold Mining and other properties there and I am accordingly well-known in London amongst persons and companies who are in the habit of dealing in such properties. The defendant Henry Hess during the last twelve months has started a paper dealing with African business matters which he calls
<hi rend="italic">The African Critic</hi> and he is the proprietor editor and publisher of the said paper which is printed for him by the defendants R. O. Hearson Limited and has as I am informed at the present time a circulation of 7,000 copies a week or there-abouts the circulation being principally in the City of London and in South Africa in both of which places I am well-known and in the habit of transacting business. The said defendant Henry Hess has recently been attacking me in articles which he has inserted and published in the said paper and in the issues thereof of the 11th and 18th inst. he has repeated these attacks in such a way that they have been brought by my business friends in London to my attention and in particular about three days ago my attention was specially drawn by some business friends of mine to some libellous articles concerning me published in the issue of the said paper of Saturday the 18th April inst. The libels contained in said issue of which I complain appear on pages 482 489 and 490 thereof and I have marked the same in red ink for the purpose of identification. The statements on the said pages of the said issue are either wholly untrue or grossly misleading. The companies mentioned in the commencement of the said article on page 482 and therein stated to be swindles were not swindles and I was connected with them mainly as a paid agent and in one or two cases as managing director in South Africa. I have had nothing whatever to do with Hutton's Bechuanaland Gold Reefs Development Company Ld. referred to on pages 482 and 489 of the said issue nor have I had anything whatever to do with the promotion and formation of the the said company. I am not now and never have been promoter director or shareholder of or otherwise interested in the said company. I only some seven months ago acted while in South Africa as agent for the purpose of acquiring for the gentleman for whom I was dealing certain property on a commission which property I now understand he has sold to the said Hutton's Bechuanaland Gold Reefs Development Company Limited but with which sale I had nothing whatever to do. The words on page 482 of the said issue refer to me this deponent. The statement on page 482 that I have employed Messrs. Coghlan & Coghlan solicitors of Kimberley to commence proceedings on my behalf is absolutely untrue and the subsequent statements contained in the said paragraph are also absolutely untrue. The African Landed Estates Co. Ltd. also mentioned in the said paragraph was a respectably formed company and simply failed for want of capital the public not having subscribed to it. It was certainly in no sense whatever a swindle as mentioned in such article nor was I a prime mover although I certainly was a director. Referring to page 490 of the said issue the references therein to the Methuen Settlement are also untrue, a block of 8 farms was not granted to me by the Government but I and a Mr. Richardson jointly pur
<lb/>chased and paid for such farms with our own money. They never were intended nor were they ever used for the said Methuen Settlement but were afterwards resold by my partner and myself and never formed part of the said Methuen Settlement. My position with the Methuen Settlement which was not a company but a philan
<lb/>thropic convention of gentlemen was that of paid agent in South Africa. I received my first six months' salary and nothing more. The suggestion in such article that I sent fraudulent cable messages as to finding of gold on the Hutton Farm is abso
<lb/>lutely false. I was not there as an expert not being a mining engineer but Mr. St. Stephens mentioned in such article examined the property and he it was who asserted he found the gold and on whose and other experts' authority any messages which I may have sent were sent and since that date the existence of gold on that property has been amply proved as I have ascertained from assays made in Kimber
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<p>by competent assayers of ore taken from the said property. I sent over no cables whatever except on the authority of Mr. St. Stephens mentioned in the said article and other experts. It is absolutely untrue to say that the ground was salted by me or so far as I know by any one else. I no doubt did say that there was gold upon the said property having myself seen it taken out from there by the said Mr. St. Stephens and I believe so still and I have within the last four months again seen it taken out from the said property. The British Bechuanaland Company never owned the property mentioned on page 490 of the said paper and it was not until they had failed to buy the property from me and had gone into liquidation that I mortgaged it and it was subsequently sold by the mortgagee but I do not know to whom. I say that the said article refers to me in several places as an adventurer a scoundrel a swindler who ought to be criminally tried at the Old Bailey for obtaining money under false pretences and I submit to this Honourable Court that such statements which I swear are wholly untrue are gross libels and ought to be restrained by the injunction of this Honourable Court. There are similar libellous statements concern
<lb/>ing me in the issue of the said
<hi rend="italic">African Critic</hi> of the 11th of April contained on pages 454 455 and 456 of which statements I also complain and the truth of which I wholly deny. The said issues of the 11th and 18th April inst. are now produced and shown to me marked respectively "A" and "B." The said libels are doing me serious injury with my business connections in South Africa and in fact are utterly paralys
<lb/>ing my operations in matters of business in which I am seeking my livelihood. I therefore ask this Honourable Court to grant an injunction that the defendants Henry Hess and R. O. Hearson Limited be restrained from printing publishing cir
<lb/>culating selling or exporting any copies of the said paper containing any repetitions of the libels above mentioned or any similar libels affecting me.</p>
<p>"Sworn at No. 12 Bell-yard Fleet-street in the City of London this 25th day of April 1896.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. C. HILL KENNEDY</hi>."</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-185" type="given" value="PEREGRINE"/>PEREGRINE FRANCIS</persName> </hi>. lama solicitor and a Commissioner for Oaths, of 26, Austin Friars—this statutory declaration (13) was made before me on February 8th, 1896—the person who signed it made that declaration before me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>. I do not remember it—I can only say that the person who made the declaration signed it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-186" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY GREGORY</persName> </hi>. I live at 36, Yaughan Road, Camberwell—in January, 1896, I was not in any employment—one day in January I remember going to the office of Mr. Herbert Palmer, a solicitor, at 28, Austin Friars—I saw this document, No. 37, executed—my signature was witnessed by G. P. C. Baxter; he also witnessed the signature of A. C Hill-Kennedy in the same office—the document is an indenture made on January 30th between Mr. Kennedy and myself, he being called the owner, and I the assignee—I did not know Mr. Kennedy; as far as I knew I had never seen him—I had not before that acquired any property in South Africa, or employed anybody to acquire any—the document states that Kennedy is the holder of two licences, Nos. 119 and 116, consisting of two farms, and that the rights under those licences were as
<lb/>signed to me—I did not know those farms, nor did I know of any service that I had rendered to Kennedy—I may have seen him, but I never knew who he was till the end of 1896—after I had executed the document I left the office—I had no reason for stopping; I left the licences there that day—this document, No. 28, is a memorandum of agreement between myself and Baxter; by this I sell the gold mining licences described in the schedule for £3,000 in cash and one-half of a company to be formed—I did not know Mr. Wright, Mr. Moore, or Mr. Ferguson—I executed the agreement—I heard later on that shares had been allotted to me; I could not say exactly when—I never got possession of them—I think I was to have 500 or 600 for signing this document—I see before me a transfer of</p>
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<p>17,000 shares from myself to William Robert Archer, of School House, St. George's—I executed that transfer on May 27th, 1896—I executed it in blank—I got no consideration for that—I did not know the person to whom I made that transfer; I never saw him till I was at the Police-court—I did not know I was the holder of 67,000 shares till afterwards—I did not know how many shares were allotted to me—I believe there were three or four transfers signed in blank; I signed them—they were transfers of shares in Button's Gold Development Company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBSON</hi>. It was Mr. Brown, I think, who introduced me to this business—there are two brothers; I cannot say which introduced me—I have known them two or three years, pretty well—Mr. Brown promised me some commission, or something, for the business—I thought I was conducting it for him in my name, as repre
<lb/>sentative of the vendor—I did not know Captain Hill-Kennedy at all—I did not hear of him in the transaction as having any interest, only when he appeared on the transfer to me; he was the vendor; but I looked to Mr. Brown—I don't think any costs were mentioned in the initial stage, but afterwards—I presume Mr. Brown introduced me to Mr. Palmer when I came to make the transfer; I was taken to Mr. Palmer's office—I presume the transfer was made at Mr. Brown's request—he did not ask me to make any transfers—I took the two licences, the Sitlagoli and the Hutton's—I have as yet only parted with the Hutton's—it was suggested to me in the first instance that I was to represent the vendor; I assumed that I was the vendor—I did not know Mr. Baxter—I had never spoken to Kennedy before this transaction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew the two Browns well—I had never done business of this kind—I never had the original licence; I don't know where it is; I suppose it has lapsed by this time—I could not say if Brown or Baxter had it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. One of the Browns is an engineer, the other is a merchant—they asked me if I would do this for them, that was all—I was to have some consideration for the business.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-187" type="given" value="GEORGE CHARLES"/>GEORGE CHARLES BAXTER</persName> </hi>. I was clerk to Herbert Palmer, a solicitor, up to 1897—I have known the prisoner some time, calling there on busi
<lb/>ness—I knew him by the name of Hill till, I think, the middle of last year, and since then as Hill-Kennedy—I do not know on what business he first came—I understood that it was his wife's name, and that he changed it for family reasons—he came to the office in connection with the African Landed Estate Company—he first came about seven years ago—I prepared this agreement, No. 37, in Mr. Palmer's office, and witnessed the prisoner's signature to it, and Mr. Gregory's—the next is No. 38, between Mr. Gregory and Charles Herbert Baxter; that is not mine—I have seen him once at his office in Bartholomew Lane; it is not a solicitor's office, I don't know what he is—by that agreement Mr. Gregory transferred to Mr. Baxter his interest in the company, so far as relates to the Button's Farm—I witnessed Mr. Gregory's signature to that agreement—I handed the documents, plans, and reports to Mr. Palmer—I saw this prospecting licence, No. 11, in the office; "Hutton" is written on the back of it, but I do not remember whether that was written when I saw it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Brown brought Gregory to the office, and I saw</p>
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<p>him about it—Mr. Palmer gave me instructions to do what I did—the in
<lb/>structions to transfer to Mr. Charles Herbert Baxter came from Mr. Brown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know that I saw the prisoner during 1896.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-188" type="given" value="FRANK HAMILTON"/>FRANK HAMILTON HEPBURN</persName> </hi>. I live at 98, Tindal Road, Leyton, and am clerk to Messrs. Lucas and Ward—the firm consists of Mr. J. D. Ward and Mr. W. D. Ward—his son is a clerk in the office—the staff con
<lb/>sists of Mr. W. F. Ward and myself—the address is 6, Eldon Street, and that is the address of the Period Syndicate—Mr. Ward is solicitor to the Bechuanaland Gold Mining Company; 6, Eldon Street, is the address of it—my brother, G. A. Ward, is secretary to the Button Gold Reef Company; he is not at Mr. Ward's also; he resigned; he went there regularly before he resigned—agreement No. 39 was executed by C. H. Baxter and myself—he is the vendor, and he sells me, free from encumbrance, the gold mining licence, described in the schedule as "to be formed in England"—I was a clerk at 10s. a week at that time; I was only a nominee of the 15,000 shares—I did not keep them long, I transferred them the same day for. the same consideration, with all the mineral and gold-reefing rights; I did that because the writing was there when I signed it—my principal put it in his own writing—I do not understand how it was that I had more to part with than I got, how I could give away in two or three lines more than I received; Mr. Ward called my attention to it—in agreement No. 41, between the Period Syndicate and the Hutton Company, I find that those words have also been added to the schedule which were in the last document—that is in Mr. Ward's writing; it purports to have been made on March 13th, and executed on April 16th—that was also prepared at the office of Lucas and Ward, as far as I know—I executed agreement No. 42 between the Period Syndicate and myself—that was also prepared at Lucas and Ward's, as was also No. 43, between the Hutton Company and the Period Syndicate; my brother has signed as secretary—I made this copy of the documents; there are some alterations in it in the writing of Mr. Ward, the solicitor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not know what wages my brother got as secretary—I got nothing whatever for all those signatures.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBSON</hi>. I saw Captain Hill-Kennedy after he began his action against Mr. Hess; I believe he came to our office: besides that I have never seen him in my life—he did not come to the office and give me instructions—he is not a client of Mr. Ward—Mr. C. H. Baxter gave me instructions for all these transactions—I have seen Mr. Brown—I did not know what the timber rates and water rates on the farm were; it was nothing to me if an extra £1,000 was shoved into it; it is Mr. Wood's writing—I asked him if it was all right, and he said it was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-189" type="given" value="WALTER VINCENT"/>WALTER VINCENT WARD</persName> </hi>. I live at Nightingale Road, Clapton, and am a clerk in the office of Lucas and Ward—my father carries on the business at 6, Eldon Street, and the Bechuanaland Company's office is there—I have signed agreement No. 40 between Frank Hamilton Hepburn and the Period Syndicate as a witness to Mr. Hepburn's signature—I witnessed it as a clerk, and when I signed it again it was for myself as secretary; it may not have been signed the same day—I know Mr. C. H. Baxter's signature; he is a director of the syndicate; his signature on ex
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<p>38 is witnessed by my father; it is between Gregory and C. H. Baxter—Baxter is a director—I see Mr. Baxter's signature to No. 39, which is from the Period Syndicate to Hepburn—I signed as secretary of the Period—this is Mr. Baxter's signature to agreement No. 42, and I also find it on the file of the Hutton Company, and my own signature—I sent the letter of instruction as to the Period Syndicate—I wrote that as secretary, how the shares were to be allotted; it is in my father's writ
<lb/>ing, signed by me; it is addressed to the secretary—I made a true return on February 29th, 1896, of the shareholders, as secretary of the Period Syndicate; the total number at that time was seven; I returned the paid-up capital at £7—Mr. Timmins got any names he liked—Mr. McCarthy's name is not there—there were no more shareholders at that date—this one of March 27th purports to be a true account) of the shareholders at that date, and I took it to Somerset House as a truthful list, and it was so—there were, I think, no other shareholders, but you have to make the return within a month—Mr. Baxter's becoming a shareholder is not filed—Hepburn assigned Button's Farm as a nominee, and he was to receive the whole of the capital; he gave letters of nomination—you generally get a good man for a director—the directors employed me as secretary, Mr. Baxter and Mr. McCarthy; you may be a director with
<lb/>out holding shares; I was appointed afterwards—it took up its abode at 6, Eldon Street, on March 25th, 1896—I do not receive any salary from my father; when I want any money I ask for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I generally get it, and he keeps me—Mr. Ward and Mr. McCarthy asked me if I would act—Mr. Kennedy had nothing what
<lb/>ever to do with the syndicate—I did not know Captain Hill-Kennedy from Adam at that time, and I never heard of any shares been allotted to him; we never nominated any—we nominate certain gentlemen to whom the shares are allotted—my father drew this up; he did not nominate them; I did, and it was done at the board meeting—C. H. Gregory had 84,000 shares—that is how it works out—we bought their nominees, but they were only nominees; the property was introduced through Mr. Brown, and when we said, "Who else is there to buy of?" he said, "Gregory"—I do not know why the directors did it—I did not know that Gregory was buying from Kennedy—I did not see the transfer from Kennedy to Gregory—Gregory might have been a nominee, but I did not think so, we never saw him; Brown introduced him to us—it was Brown's profession to sell gold mines, or dust in gold mines, or both—he says, "Do you want a gold mine?"We say, "Yes,"and he intro
<lb/>duces us to Mr. Gregory—I am not repeating an actual conversation, it is picturesque—he said something like that, but he did not say it to me; he said it to Mr. Baxter, I think.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Brown comes in and says, "Are you taking any gold mines to-day?" and we say, "Oh, where is it?" just as if you were buying a house—another thing is to inquire the title to it; in general you have a copy; where it is, and what it consists of, and copies of reports of well-known men or mining experts on the spot—Gregory told us, "All the mineral and mining rights, on land situate in Rhodesia"—that is not shown on the licence, but I did not see the licence—we decided to buy, and we had to inquire whether it was correct; he saw the licence, and if he saw any assignment; that might be made to Mr.</p>
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<p>Gregory—my solicitor was my father; there was a licence, and he under
<lb/>stood that legally Mr. Gregory might assign to us—my father is solicitor to the Period Syndicate; he saw the licence—I did not see the declaration he made that he had exercised the licence—I did not know what con
<lb/>nections Kennedy had with the matter; we were buying from Gregory—I never saw the documents.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Mr. Baxter was one of our directors; I knew he was the nominee; he assigned to Hepburn, and Hepburn assigned to the Period—there was no profit—I trusted to my father to look to the licence, and he reported that it was correct—there was an assignment, and Ward went to the solicitor's office and saw that the licence was perfect, and took it to be legal, and said, "This is all correct."</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-190" type="given" value="GEORGE JOHN"/>GEORGE JOHN LYMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Registry of Joint Stock Companies at Somerset House—I produce the register of the Period Syndicate—it was registered on October 3rd—the office was at 6, Eldon Street—the person making the return was W. V. Ward—it is made up to March—there is only one agreement, and no articles of association—I produce the report of the Bechuanaland Company, registered on February 9th, 1896; the solicitors are Lucas and Ward, of 6, Eldon Street; the nominal capital is £30,000; the first office of the company is 69, Moorgate Street; Mr. Simpson is the secretary; the office then went to Copthall House, and then to Cheapside, and then to Basinghall Street, where they stay at present—agreement 43 is on the file, and I find a return of shareholders there, made on September 11th, 1896, by the secre
<lb/>tary, Hepburn, and filed by Lucas and Ward—that shows that 225,000 shares were allotted—Charles Henry Gregory appears as holding 60,000 shares, and to have transferred 17,000; Mr. Ryan, 15,000; William Robert Archer, 2,000, and as having transferred 15,000; Henry Bren, 3,111; and Alexander Ross, 3,111—I find the name of Acker man as a share-holder.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-191" type="given" value="WILLIAM ROBERT"/>WILLIAM ROBERT ARCHER</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor's clerk—I was in the em-employment of Mr. Savidge, a solicitor, of 36, Gracechurch Street—he was acting as solicitor for Mr. Hess and Mr. W. H. Smith—I remember the writ being issued on April 24th, 1896—a clerk of Mr. Savidge, named Timmins, was attending to the action—application was made for an injunction—I remember the affidavit in support of the application being prepared, and its being read to Mr. Kennedy, and speaking to him with regard to it; Mr. Timmins, the managing clerk, read it to him—when he got to a certain part of it he stopped and said, "Do you think you can quite swear to that?"—I did not hear what part he stopped at, I was at the other end of the room at the time—the prisoner said, "Oh yes, it is all right; you leave that to me"—on April 25th I went with the prisoner to Mr. Weatbrook's office for the purpose of swearing the affidavit—I was afterwards present when the interim injunction was obtained on that affidavit, before Mr. Justice Day, I think—on May 29th I remember being called from the outer office into an office where Mr. Savidge and the prisoner were—I was then shown this transfer (
<hi rend="italic">exhibit</hi> 18)—Mr. Savidge said he would like me to execute a transfer for Captain Hill—I asked Mr. Savidge if that was all right, and on being told that it was perfectly straightforward, I executed it—I had been in Mr. Savidge's employ nearly two years, I think—I saw that my name here is, "William Robert Archer, of School House, St.</p>
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<p>George's, Gentleman"—I was asked to put that in—I am not quite certain who asked me, but one or the other did—we were all three together—the address was my mother's address; I lived at home—I wrote that address myself, and the description "gentleman"—I sup
<lb/>pose I knew that was not my proper description—I always put my usual description as "clerk"—I did not give it a thought; I was asked to do it, to give my description as "gentleman"—the transfer is from Charles Henry Gregory to me—I never heard of Charles Henry Gregory; I knew nothing of Button's Gold Field Development Company—I am twenty-three years of age—I was paid by Mr. Savidge £75 a year—I think Mr. Kennedy told me I should have to execute transfers as he required them—he gave me authority for executing the transfers—the document 36 was signed by the prisoner—I think I saw him sign it; it is dated May 8th, 1896: "I hereby authorise you to issue transfers,"and after that I did so, and I entered the number that I transferred on the memorandum—I executed the seven transfers there referred to—I see I transferred 5,000 to Ryan—I did not know who Ryan was; I never heard of him—altogether they amounted to 1,600—Ryan was one of the names given to me—the others were executed in blank—one of the transfers (
<hi rend="italic">exhibit</hi> 21) is from William Robert Archer to Ryan, of St. John Street, for 5,000 shares; exhibit 36 is a transfer to Mr. Ackerman of 500 shares—Mr. Savidge had some transfers—I could not say whether they were for Mr. Savidge or not; I know he was to have some—I think I saw some transfers in his possession—some were issued to Mr. Timmins, the clerk—I was to have some shares; I did not get any, because I held the whole number, and I could keep my number at the finish, not quite as I liked—on exhibit 36 the prisoner initialled the number of shares transferred; I did not know till recently that I was only to register the sums transferred—17,000 of Gregory's shares were transferred to me—I don't think the prisoner over explained to me how those shares were transferred to me—I went to the office of the company to get a certificate for those shares—I did not get it; I found that the offices were moved.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBSON</hi>. I did not read the prisoner's affidavit; I imagine Mr. Timmins did—I don't remember the part where Mr. Kennedy said he was acting on a commission—the authority for the transfer was given on June 8th; that was subsequent to the bringing out of the company, and subsequent to the affidavit, and subsequent to the present action against Mr. Hess—Timmins drafted the affidavit.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-192" type="given" value="FREDERICK JOHN"/>FREDERICK JOHN TIMMINS</persName> </hi>. I was clerk to Mr. Savidge, solicitor, acting for the prisoner—I have seen him at Mr. Savidge's office from time to time, for something like nine, or nearer ten years and a-half, perhaps—I remember the action being commenced against Mr. Hess and Messrs. W. H. Smith and Sons—I saw the prisoner in reference to that action, and the application made for an injunction to restrain publication of the paper—on the prisoner's instructions I prepared the affidavit that was used in that case—when I served the affidavit I went over it with the prisoner—I remember going through the fourth paragraph—I told him I thought it was too strong, and asked him if he could swear that—he said he could, that it was all right—I told him I could hardly realise that it was correct; my reason being, of course, I knew he had been con
<lb/>nected with various companies, places, and individuals; and, of course,</p>
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<p>the charge of
<hi rend="italic">salting</hi> was not novel—he said, "All right; you leave that to me"—I said, "If you can't erase that, you must take the blame, and not lay it on to me"—we arranged to meet him next morning, when I met him and went with him to the Commissioner, Mr. Westbrook, and he swore it; that was on the 25th—then the application was made, and the injunc
<lb/>tion was granted on the affidavit, and endorsed by order on the original affidavit—Messrs. W. H. Smith and Sons were not included in the notice; they had given an undertaking not to sell, the day before; they were written to in the first place; they were not served with the writ—Hearsons did not give any undertaking, and they were continued as defendants—after the injunction had been granted nothing took place until the trial of the action—on the 28th the summons was adjourned to May 5th; then application was made to continue the injunction till the hearing of the case—the same affidavit was used for every purpose; there was no fresh affidavit, and no further order—the second time the affidavit was used was on June 24th, when an order was made for Mr. Hess to pay the costs—I was not present at the hearing at Guildhall—on the action proceeding, an application was made by Mr. Hess to examine Mr. Ward on commission, but he happened to be then in this country, and he was examined—the prisoner was present at his examination; it was read over to him—I knew of the transfer of a large bulk of shares into the name of Archer, my fellow-clerk—I received a communication from the prisoner, brought by Mr. Ackerman—I subse
<lb/>quently saw the prisoner with regard to it, and I asked him why he could want such a share, because he wanted a transfer from me, for I had never heard of it before—the letter asked for a transfer of 500 shares—the prisoner asked me to get it for him from Archer—at that time Archer had left Mr. Savidge's employment—I either went to him or wrote to him for that purpose, and I got from him a transfer for the 500 shares for Mr. Ackerman—I saw some transfers of shares in the possession of Mr. Savidge—some hundred shares were transferred to me—the prisoner wanted transfers of the remaining shares from Archer—I left Mr. Savidge on January 7th this year—this is the letter Ackerman brought me (46)—on this is Ackerman's receipt for the 500 shares—No. 47 is in Mr. Kennedy's writing, it is dated November 27th, from Poole's Hotel, Cape Town; and another, dated November 30th, also from Poole's Hotel, Cape Town, both commencing "My dear Fitz."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBSON</hi>. I dictated the affidavit—the state
<lb/>ment that he had seen gold taken out in four months, I think, is a mistake; I think it should be a "few" months; four months would not be right—I can't say that I asked him any question as to the number of months—I should not think the number of months important—I don't suggest that I had told Mr. Savidge that the four monthe was inaccurate—I took my instructions both from Mr. Savidge and the prisoner—I don't know that I took down the heads; I have not got them here, I wish I had—I don't know that Mr. Savidge had any shares at that time—if I had I should not have prepared the affidavit in that way—as far as I then knew, he had no shares at that time, or had anything to do with the Hutton Development Company—before I drafted the affidavit the prisoner told me he had been sent out by a gentleman to get properties on commission, and that he was a person of no means—Mr. Savidge acted</p>
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<p>for the petitioning creditor in the bankruptcy proceedings—I did not suppose that the prisoner had gone out to Africa at his own expense, far from it; no doubt he had gone out at somebody else's expense—he would be entitled to the benefit of the expedition, subject to the payment of his commission, of course—I had no reason whatever to doubt the truth of his statement that he had gone out as an agent for somebody else, for the purpose of obtaining pro
<lb/>perty in South Africa—the whole of it struck me as being a bit too strong—nothing struck me as strong in the paragraph about the agent—when I heard that Archer was holding shares as his nominee, I said,"How on earth, Captain, can you reconcile the statement in your own affidavit that you were not interested in the company, whereas you must have been?"—he said he had nothing whatever to do with the company; they were mere commissions given him by the gentleman mentioned in the affidavit, but he never said who the gentleman was—he said that he had been originally promised cash, but was obliged to take shares instead—I said it was very unfortunate he had done so—he said he had to take what he could get—the conversation was about June 24th, 1896, because I had been away, and I remember going back—Mr. Savidge was taking the case against Mr. Hess, and he naturally desired to have his costs in advance, and he got a small amount—there were afterwards interrogatories, the answers to which were settled and prepared—it was further delayed by the question of costs, and Captain Hill-Kennedy was still included.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I said that the statement that the company were swindlers was too strong—when Mr. St. Stephen told the story about the salting I was not present, but I have read the account of it—he never dis
<lb/>closed to me the name of the gentleman for whom he was acting as agent—if he conveyed anything to me, it was Button's Farm—it was not before Mr. Ward's examination—I knew what the company were acquiring—I thought it was the prospecting licence—he got £5 to commence the action with—I had no interest in it—he borrowed £25, but he only got £15—I have no knowledge from the prisoner that he had borrowed money from Mr. King—I have heard of Mr. King, but I do not know him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-193" type="given" value="CHARLES HARRY"/>CHARLES HARRY KING</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent, of 30, Broad Street House; on April 24th, 1896, the prisoner came to my office; I think I met him outside—he asked me to get him some money—he mentioned £50 at first, then £25—he wanted it in an action against Mr. Hess for libel, statements which he said were untrue—there was one libel which I do not think did refer to him, and that was the one he was going particularly upon, but there was another he showed me in the
<hi rend="italic">African Critic—</hi> he suggested that I was to get the money from Major Aylmer—I went and saw Major Ayluier—he said that he would lend me the £25; he did not want to know what it was for, I could lend it if I liked—I asked him beforehand what the security would be—he said he would charge his interest in the Bechuanaland Gold Reef De
<lb/>velopment Company, and give me a charge on Messrs. Brown Brothers for it—the security was to be his first money and shares coming from Bechuanaland—I think it was to cover £100 altogether—he said it was coming to him in between three and six weeks—on that, Major Aylmer handed me a cheque for £25—on April 24th I</p>
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<p>wrote a letter, saying, "Be here at ten to-morrow morning"—on April 27th I received the letter, saying, "I don't know whether I shall get into town till late; so post the letter.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">KENNEDY</hi>"—that enclosed exhibit 24—I wrote to Messrs. Brown to give them notice of the charge, and received from them exhibit 6, acknowledging it, accepting the notice of charge, and agreeing to pay me from the first money received—after that, I had one or two interviews with Messrs. Brown—on Friday, May 22nd, the prisoner came to me, and wanted another £25 to get over the holidays with—I told him I could not give it to him; he said he would give me some shares as security—he said he would go to get his quota of shares—he took me to Brown's office, and I saw him receive thetransferof 17,000 shares—he made out a written charge, and dictated exhibit No. 7 to my typewriter, and when he brought it in he wrote on it, "To be held on agreement as security for the payment of £50 as now agreed to be due to you, or in default of payment of the said sums of £50 and £100 within six weeks from this date, I hereby agree and consent to your selling and realising sufficient of the said shares for payment of your claim as above"—"Limited" was put in by him—he signed the file copy, and I got it stamped—I will not swear that exhibit 18 is the transfer of the shares, but it is for 17,000 of the same numbers from Charles Henry Gregory to Archer—before I gave him any money he took away that transfer to get it certified by the secretary that the shares were in the hands of those people, because a transfer is of no use unless it is certified—he came back, and said that the secretary was gone, but he would let me have the trans
<lb/>fer duly certified on Tuesday morning, Monday being Whit-Monday—I then gave him five cheques of £5 each, and told him I should not meet them unless I had the transfer—he did not bring or send the transfer on the Tuesday morning thouhh I wrote to him either on Sunday or Monday to remind him of it; I believe I came up on the Bank Holiday specially to do it—this is a copy of it: "Dr. Sir,—We just write to remind you to let us have the shares not later than twelve o'clock to-morrow.—Yours faithfully"—in consequence of his not sending the shares on Tuesday morning I allowed the cheques to be dishonoured, and on the Saturday a lady came to the office with two of them; they had been dishonoured—she had been to the bank, and the bank told her why—I wrote this letter to the prisoner on May 30th. (
<hi rend="italic">Giving an account of Mrs. Brown's visit.</hi>) Before writing that letter I had received this: "Dear King,—I did not get the certificates till seven o'clock, when, of course, nothing could be done. I must try and fix things this morning, but shall see you later. The return of the cheques plays the devil all over the shop"—he did not bring the transfer to me—he told us where the cheques were, and that we could have them back if we liked, if we would give up the charge—on July 3rd we wrote him this letter, a copy of which is in our letter-book—the reply to that was on July 8th: "Dear King,—If you drop Savidge a card, saying an hour when you will be in, he will send the cheques; or if you call, he will give them to you.—Yours, A. C. H. K. Why does Roskin write bosh? To H. King, Esq."—I wrote a good many subsequent letters to him, but never received the cheques or the charge—we repaid the £25 we got from the Major.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBSON</hi>. I have never been sued on the cheques—I had collected them all again—this letter stating, "I authorise Mr. John;</p>
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<p>Brown to pay you,"
<hi rend="italic">etc.</hi> correctly represents the facts—Mr. Brown gave me this receipt, and offered to give me some shares as security for the loan, and the other loan as well—that is the first security that referred to the shares; it was a charge on the shares coming to him until the shares could be got ready—that short description correctly described the arrangement then made, but when a man does not get money from a company he gets shares—he takes what he can get if he is a sensible man—he gave me the charge on the shares, they were both the same trans
<lb/>action—he told me he would go and get his quota of shares—I only had the certificate in my hand just to look at it; the prisoner handed it to me—I had nothing to do with Brown except to get my charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This appears to be a transfer of these very shares; there is a certification by the secretary, dated the 29th, when we got that we could sell the shares—there was another transfer with that; I don't know whose name it was in, because when I saw it the certificate stamp was on it—I knew it was not a bit of good without an open transfer—nothing was said about that because he knew it as well as I did—I cannot say what the name of the transferee was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. This was no good, and therefore the prisoner would hand him another transfer, but that would be no good without the certificate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-194" type="given" value="PATRICK JOHN"/>PATRICK JOHN QUINN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Ryan, a solicitor, of Great James Street, Bedford Row—he had a clerk named Colleton, who had money which he wanted to invest—I was introduced to the prisoner by a Mr. Swallow, and the prisoner had an interview, with Mr. Ryan, at which he spoke of wanting to borrow £500—the first interview was May 28th, 1896—Mr. Ryan asked him whether he had ever been bankrupt; he said, "No,
<hi rend="italic">Bob</hi>, certainly not"—he offered as security for the money a transfer of shares in Mutton's Bechuanaland Gold Reefs Development Company, and also his own promissory note—he gave me the address of the company, and a letter to the secre
<lb/>tary—I went there, and got a prospectus—a promissory note was taken from the prisoner, due on September 1st—on the day this interview took place £30 was advanced—that was a Saturday—exhibit 18 is the transfer for the shares—No. 19 is also a transfer handed to me, and part of that shows No. 8 of 5017—No. 21 is a third transfer of those shares—exhibit 34 shows the way in which the different sums were advanced to the prisoner—I took his receipt on July 13th, 1896, but May 28th should have been May 30th. (
<hi rend="italic">Reading the dates of the different advances of money..</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-195" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ACKERMAN</persName> </hi>. I am secretary at Bartholomew House, City—I have known the prisoner for some years as Captain Hill—some years before April, 1896, I lent him some money, and in 1896 I applied to him for payment; he did not give me a security; he gave me this letter of December 14th, 1896, addressed to Mr. Timmins: "Dear Mr. Timmins,—Please give the bearer, my friend Mr. Ackerman, the transfer for 500 shares, as fixed the other day; no doubt you have it now. I will be round to-morrow.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. C. H. KENNEDY</hi>"—I took that to Mr. Timmins, and received transfer No. 35 of 500 shares in Button's Bechuanaland Com
<lb/>pany from William Robert Archer to me, dated September 1st, 1896, and gave a receipt for it on the letter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-196" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE TREMLETT</persName> </hi>. I was one of the directors of this Hutton's Company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw the actual title or licence until Mr. Gill showed it to me at Bow Street—Mr. C. H. Baxter is a man of means, as far as I know; he held a fair position in the City—I cannot tell what cash was paid—I do not know Mr. Brown; Mr. Ward and Mr. Baxter introduced me to the company—I do not know that some cash was paid to Baxter—this agreement makes cash payable by Baxter to Gregory—I never met Mr. Brown—I began to act as a director when the first meet
<lb/>ing was held—I was informed that the title to Hutton's Bechuanaland was in perfect form, and indisputable, and that the reports made on the farm by different agents were correct, and upon that I became a director, and in
<lb/>tended taking a considerable number of shares—I had no communication with the prisoner: till I read the
<hi rend="italic">Critic</hi> I did not know of his existence—I did not know that Baxter owed his position to an assignment from the prisoner—I did not know that any deposit was paid by anybody before the property was transferred to the company—I saw one gentleman, Mr. Hesker; they came together—I have been in Bechuanaland and in the neighbourhood of this property—Ward, Baxter, Bepburn and I, had a conversation about the property—I was with Sir Charles Wharton's expedition in 1885, and the probability is that I have ridden over it several times—I have said that during the expedition some of the troops found traces of gold there—I did not say that they found enough to make a watch-chain of—it was Baxter and Ward who asked me to become a director—I did not know Baxter before; he was introduced by Ward—I knew Ward a short time before; he was introduced to me by a friend from South Africa a very few days before the circular was drawn up, but I have nothing by which I can fix the date—it is very possible that it was before March 27th, 1896, but I cannot say.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Till I was at the Police-court I did not know that the only property the Hutton Company were acquiring was the prospecting licence—I immediately retired and refused to be a party to any allotment of any kind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. If I had known that the licence was the only property, I would not have joined as a director—I was of opinion that it was of no value, but I was informed by the solicitor that the title was good—I am a director of other companies.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-197" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JOHN SERJEANT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Somerset Bouse—I pro
<lb/>duce the file of the old British Bechuanaland Company, registered on March 4th, 1889, capital £105,000, in £1 shares—I find on the file an agreement, dated February 26th, 1889, between Richardson and Co. and John Arnold Norton, as trustees for the company, by which Richardson and Co. sell to Norton a block of eight farms enumerated in the schedule, among which I find the Button Farm £3,000 mortgage—the consideration for the sale is £70,000 in fully paid-up shares, and the other moiety in cash or shares—I find a second agreement of April, 1889, under which the consideration is modified so that the balance of £35,000 is pay
<lb/>able by £60,000 in shares and £5,000 in cash—I also find an agreement of October 7th, 1889, between Stevens and the company, that he shall pro
<lb/>ceed to South Africa, and report on the property there—allotments were made to the vendor on May 9th, 1881, and an agreement made out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The company passed a resolution to wind up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18970524-name-198" type="given" value="ANDREW HENRY"/>ANDREW HENRY DUNCAN</persName> </hi>. From 1885 to 1886 I was a member of the local Commission appointed for the territory of Bechuanaland—after 1886 I was Surveyor-General of British Bechuanaland up to 1891—since then I have been Surveyor-General of British Bechuanaland Company and Rhodesia—in that capacity I became acquainted with the transactions in 1888 with respect to the transfer of certain land from the Government to the prisoner—I knew him then as Hill; he was there in the character of agent for what was called the Methuen Settlement, and for certain farms which were granted to him; among them was one called Hutton's Farm; eight farms altogether—by his instr